Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 25-31:
Aug. 25: Actor Sean Connery is 89. Actor Page Johnson ("Finnegan's Wake") is 89. Talk-show host Regis Philbin is 88. Actor Tom Skerritt is 86....
NEW YORK (AP) — Dutch film actor Rutger Hauer, who specialized in menacing roles, including a memorable turn as a murderous android in "Blade Runner" opposite Harrison Ford, has died. He was...
DETROIT (AP) — During Kiss's iconic May 1975 concert at Cobo Hall that became the material for the band's "Alive!" album, bassist Gene Simmons threw a towel into the audience, and 16-year-old...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — There aren't many people with a job quite like Alene Day's.
She has scrubbed and cleaned fake blood off KISS great Gene Simmons' costume and guarded Sir Paul McCartney's on-stage wardrobe.
She was waiting to high five rocker Billy Idol as he ran off stage at Iroquois Amphitheater and has driven Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart around while listening to stories about life on the road with one of rock's most iconic bands.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Elvis Presley's Rolls Royce, the suits the Beatles wore on their first tour of America, Bruce Springsteen's sleeveless faded denim jacket and colorful headband, and Michael Jackson's famous glove are among the items of music memorabilia on display at Atlantic City's new Hard Rock casino.
Gene Simmons: You Can’t Fail in America
NEW YORK (AP) — Gene Simmons wants you to be rich and powerful, but it's not going to be easy. You're going to have to learn English, wake up early, turn off the TV and study.
"I want to shake you up and tell, you a real harsh truth: The world doesn't need you," he says. "The only way you're going to become rich and powerful is if you stand up on your hind legs. You're only going to get the respect you demand."
Simmons: Work hard and speak English to become rich
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Original Kiss members Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley have reunited for their first public appearance since their group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.
But unlike that terse ceremony, the Star Tribune reports , they came to St. Paul's CHS field to play Wednesday night in their first show together in 16 years.
ShowBiz Minute: Cosby, West, Simmons
KERRVILLE, Texas (AP) — KISS frontman Gene Simmons is udderly thrilled by a newborn calf born with strikingly similar black-and-white markings to the face paint he wears on stage.
Simmons tweeted his admiration for the calf on Sunday, saying, "This is real, folks!!!"
The calf was born Friday at a ranch near Kerrville, Texas, which is about 60 miles (96 kilometers) northwest of San Antonio.
NEW YORK (AP) — Goodbye Kitty: Peter Criss can finally come home.
No longer playing with the boys, the co-founder of the rock group Kiss and co-author of its hit single, "Beth," is retiring from the concert stage with a show to let him say goodbye on his own terms.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — KISS has canceled its show at the arena where deadly terrorist attacks occurred at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, earlier this week.
Live Nation announced Friday that the rock group's May 30 concert at Manchester Arena will not take place. Band members Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer said in a statement that they "are heartbroken by the atrocity committed against the innocent victims of Manchester."
Gene Simmons, more, pay respects to Chuck Berry
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the public viewing and private service honoring rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry (all times local):
Music legend Chuck Berry was remembered by friends and fellow musicians at his funeral Sunday.
People who played and worked with Berry as he built a career on hit songs such as "Johnny B. Goode" spoke emotionally about the 90-year-old who died last month.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Neil Young is Dan Rather's first guest for the new edition of Rather's series, "The Big Interview."
Young will be featured on the Sept. 13 episode airing at 8 p.m. EDT on AXS TV, the cable and satellite channel said Monday. The singer-songwriter discusses his new album, "Earth" and topics including his childhood polio and his experience with the band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.