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KISS’s longtime manager Doc McGhee says the band will play a Vegas run after all. The first residency was scrapped a couple weeks ago.Speaking with The Rock Experience with Mike Brunn, McGhee says it wasn’t the rumored “soft ticket sales” that were initially reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal that caused the shows to be canceled. (The paper edited that part out of the article shortly after posting it.)  Rather, KISS decided that too-strict COVID…

A TikToker has gone viral for turning pop musicians into Pokemon and now he’s turned Gene Simmons from KISS into one sick Pokemon as one of his first ventures into the rock world.Léo Dupuy, @leorgasmic, is a graphic designer and 3D artist on TikTok who’s known for turning pop stars into Pokemon. The TikToker has turned tons of musicians into Pokémon including Britney Spears, Britmingo, a water/flying Pokémon complete with a snake wrapped around her shoulders. He’s…

KISS’ shows at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas have been scrubbed. The band had planned a dozen shows as part of a residency at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood that were supposed to run at the end of December 2021 through early February 2022.The Las Vegas Review-Journal initially reported the residency cancellation, writing that “soft ticket sales” were to blame, but the article was updated to omit any reason for the shows cancellation.Tickets for the…

Three workers from KISS’ End of the Road U.S. tour have anonymously spoken to Rolling Stone to detail allegedly “unsafe” COVID practices following the death of Paul Stanley’s guitar tech Francis Stueber. KISS have refuted the claims made against them, detailing their supposed procedures throughout the tour in a statement.”I couldn’t believe how unsafe it was, and that we were still going,” one crew member told Rolling Stone. “We’d been frustrated for weeks, and by…

KISS figurehead Gene Simmons undoubtedly has real estate on his mind this year. The musician just purchased a somewhat austere-looking mansion in Beverly Hills, Calif., for $10.5 million — one month after he sold his previous Beverly Hills pad for $16 million.Not that KISS fans clued into Simmons’ businesslike M.O. would be surprised by his shrewd moves. Earlier this week, Simmons remarked that he makes money at an Olympic level now. He also recently listed his $14.95 million…

Gene Simmons has so much money that getting more has become like an Olympic sport for the KISS bassist and co-vocalist — that’s how he recently illustrated it.The notion might not surprise KISS fans familiar with the musician’s previous pushback against modesty about his wealth. But with the rock icon now making upwards of $245,000 for one of his original paintings, some may be wondering if he really needs more.”No, I have money,” Simmons responded when People asked if he got into painting for the…

KISS’ Gene Simmons is selling his opulent home near Las Vegas for a whopping $14.95 million, according to a report from Fox 5 and a listing from area realtors The Ivan Sher Group.The palatial house certainly looks fitting for a rock star.Thanks to the public listing, KISS fans can now peruse a wealth of photos that greet all corners of the luxurious property in Henderson, Nev. — a city about 16 miles out from downtown Las Vegas. A description of the property says the “distinctive and modern…

KISS’ farewell tour (seriously, they mean it this time) will apparently conclude in late 2022. According to longtime manager Doc McGhee, the “End of the Road” tour will not stretch into 2023.The “End of the Road” tour was originally meant to wrap up in New York City on July 17, 2021, but the COVID pandemic pushed those plans back. Like many acts, KISS are finally back on the road, and assuming no cancellations take place,…

KISS bassist and co-vocalist Gene Simmons supports COVID-19 vaccine mandates and blames former U.S. President Donald Trump for the current state of the coronavirus pandemic. On top of that, the veteran rocker isn’t “worried if an idiot gets COVID and dies,” he says.Those three points float to the top in an interview Simmons gave to UCR that emerged on Monday (Aug. 9). The chat arrived about a week ahead of the relaunch of The End of the Road World…