By Kathy Cichon / The Beacon-News
Gene Simmons is not the type of guy who goes on holiday.
“I don’t understand vacations,” he said. “While they’re alive people take time off from living? Doing stuff? I don’t know what happens. So I don’t do vacation. You have lots of time for vacation when you die.”
So while KISS’s tour schedule has a lull until July, the rock band’s bass player and co-lead singer decided to hit the road on his own. Formed in early 2017, Gene Simmons Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. May 3 at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles.
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!
Dave Grohl brings a fan in Gene Simmons makeup on stage in Austin...and "KISS Guy" rocks "Monkey Wrench" with the Foo Fighters! So great!
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!
April 2015 - KISS put their hand prints in the Walk of the Stars at Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile.
Thanks to Movistar Arena for sharing these photos with us!
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You Wanted the Best...You Got the Best!
Wesley College has announced Paul Stanley, world-renowned musical icon, Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame inductee, legend of the stage, accomplished artist, author, and entrepreneur will be the speaker at the 2018 Commencement ceremony on May 12th.
For more than 40 years, Paul Stanley has been considered one of the most recognizable front men in the history of rock and roll. Although preferring to live his off-stage life out of the media spotlight he continues to be the chief songwriter, driving force and unwavering voice of KISS. A visionary and trendsetter since the early 1970s, Stanley’s passion for both the musical and visual arts has been a key contributing factor to the ongoing worldwide phenomenon known as KISS.
In addition to being one of the founding members of the biggest musical act in history, and overseeing KISS’s worldwide brand with more than 2,000 licensees, he is; an accomplished solo artist spanning the musical landscape from rock ‘n roll to soul; a stage actor of renown, playing the lead role of the Phantom in “The Phantom of the Opera” during its final historic six month run in Toronto; author of the bestselling autobiography, Face the Music, A Life Exposed: an entrepreneur and partner in one of the nation’s fastest growing restaurant chains, Rock & Brews; and has given his time and energy in support of numerous causes that help change people’s lives, including About Face, the House Research Institute, and several that support our Veterans, including Hiring Our Hero’s and Wounded Warrior Care Project.
“Paul has entertained, inspired, and helped better the lives of millions of people around the world,” said Wesley President Robert E. Clark II. “I have known Paul for over three decades and I am excited for our College and community to be able to have the opportunity to meet and hear from my friend and true American legend.”
On this day in KISSTORY - April 16, 1988 - KISS opened their "Crazy Nights" Japanese tour at Rainbow Hall in Nagoya. This was KISS' first show in Japan since 1978. The band also performed shows in Osaka and Tokyo.
Here's a clip of "Crazy, Crazy Nights" from KISS' 1988 Crazy Nights Japanese Tour.
On this day in KISSTORY - April 16, 1996 - KISS held a press conference on the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier to announce the Alive Worldwide Reunion Tour.