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KISS get the Funko Pop! Albums treatment with a set of four vinyl figures representing the rock band’s classic 1970s lineup, all encased with a prop record that doesn’t actually play but would certainly look nice among any rock lover’s collection.It’s also a Walmart exclusive, just like the Funko Pop! album set celebrating Metallica’s “Black Album” that Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett recently unboxed.See the KISS Funkos near the bottom of this post.For Black Friday (Nov. 26), KISS join AC/DC and…

KISS aren’t planning to put out a new studio album because fans wouldn’t “embrace new material,” according to Paul Stanley, the band’s co-founder and longtime co-vocalist and rhythm guitarist.The musician said as much during a fan Q&A session aboard KISS Kruise X, the 2021 installment of the classic rock band’s annual concert-at-sea bash that just returned to shore on Nov. 3. When asked if there were any ideas to issue new KISS music, the rocker invoked The Rolling Stones…

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…

KISS guitarist and co-vocalist Paul Stanley last week (July 2) apologized for saying Bob Ezrin, the producer behind the classic rockers’ pivotal Destroyer album, was a “functioning addict” while making the record.The musician makes the “addict” remark in A&E’s two-part KISS documentary, Biography: KISStory, which premiered on the cable network last month (June 27-28). In addition to Stanley’s commentary, the doc features insight from fellow KISS co-founder Gene Simmons and further interviews with Dave Grohl, Tom Morello, KISS manager Doc McGhee and Ezrin…