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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…

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…

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’ 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 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…