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...
Macomb County man is ‘alive’ with Kiss collectables
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...
The behind-the-scenes rock goddess you didn’t know existed
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.
$2,000 gets you into the Gene Simmons Vault, $50,000 gets the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer into your home
$2,000 gets you into the Gene Simmons Vault, $50,000 gets the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer into your home
CLEVELAND, Ohio – It's possible to accuse KISS bassist and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Gene Simmons of a lot of things. Being humble is not one of them.
Classic rock makes up much of the 18-act lineup for this year's Foellinger Theatre Concert Series.
Announced Tuesday, the lineup includes Kiss rocker Gene Simmons, the Beach Boys, the Little River Band, Ted Nugent and tribute bands for Tom Petty and Elton John.
Comedian and former late-night host Jay Leno is scheduled to perform Aug. 4.
Summer concerts at Foellinger Theatre will kick off May 4 with KISS rocker Gene Simmons.
This year's concert lineup also features the Little River Band, Pat Benetar and Neil Giraldo, Grand Funk Railroad and Ted Nugent.
New this year, comedian Jay Leno will perform Aug. 4.
Gene Simmons, rock star and co-founder of KISS, will be kicking off the 2018 Foellinger Outdoor Theatre season May 4.
Tickets for the 8 p.m. show go on sale Friday and range from 99.
Tickets can be purchased at all three Wooden Nickel record stores, at the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation office on East State Boulevard, online at www.foellingertheatre.org or they can be charged by phone at 260-427-6000.
ESSEX — Sherri and Larry Athay have all their ducks in a row. All 1,000 bright yellow rubber ducks, that is.
Lining the shelves of their 300-square-foot store, Essex Duck, there are orange-billed rock stars, legends of stage and screen, professionals, tradesmen and women, historical figures and artists.
MICHIGAN CITY — The Michigan City Common Council welcomed two new members to the Council Chambers on Tuesday night.
Gene Simmons will "keep going until he drops dead".
The 68-year-old musician has vowed to continue with his music for as long as he can but admits he does think about death.
He said: "In my 20s I never thought about death. Now, at 68, I do. But when you see the finishing line coming, you don't stop. Look at Jagger! Look at McCartney! If you stop, your heart starts to die. Lack of activity makes you die younger and badly. I'm going to keep going until I drop dead."
MICHIGAN CITY — The Michigan City Common Council has two new members.
Former Michigan City Police Chief Gene Simmons will be the new representative from the 6th Ward, and Johnny Stimley will be the newest At-Large councilman. Both men were elected to the Common Council during caucuses Wednesday night.
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Total of 13 candidates vying for two council seats
MICHIGAN CITY — A total of 13 candidates have filed to fill two vacant seats on the Michigan City Common Council.
The caucus to fill those seats will take place 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Community Room at the Michigan City Police Department. Each candidate will be afforded three minutes to address the precinct chairs/vice chairs, who will then vote.
Gene Simmons has denied accusations of "sexual battery, gender violence, battery and assault".
The KISS star is being sued by an unnamed radio and television broadcaster, who filed a lawsuit at Los Angeles Superior Court last week, claiming that he made "unwanted, unwarranted sexual advances".
MICHIGAN CITY — Candidates are starting to line up for two vacant seats on the Michigan City Common Council, days ahead of the deadline to file.
According to Jim Kimmel, chairman of the La Porte County Democratic Party, there are currently six candidates for the At-Large seat left by the death of Al Whitlow, and five candidates for the 6th Ward seat left by Chris Schwanke's resignation.
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With a small book, Gene Simmons is ready to make you rich
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
Gene Simmons won't work with Vinnie Vincent again.
The 68-year-old rock legend doesn't ever want to re-team with his former KISS band member - who replaced lead guitarist Ace Frehley in 1982 but was only with the heavy metal outfit for two years - because he doesn't need "dark clouds" in his life.
Wiz Khalifa isn't about to let Snoop Dogg get ahead of him when it comes to crafting.
The Pittsburgh rapper is the latest celebrity to face off against actress Busy Philipps ("Cougar Town") in "The Make Off" videos produced by Michaels Stores.
Hundreds of Kingwood High School students with painted faces emerged from a line of buses in front of the Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land on Tuesday, Sept. 26, ready to rock with KISS.
Junior Lindsay Kief arrived at the venue dressed in her drill team uniform. Her face was painted white with a black star covering her eye.
Kiss members Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley reunite on stage
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.
TNS – Gene Simmons is the co-frontman of fabled, fire-breathing rock overlords Kiss, and does a thriving side business as an entrepreneur. Kiss made rock merchandising an art form, and Simmons (born Chaim Witz in Israel 68 years ago) is its finest brand extension.
Gene Simmons has told Justin Bieber to "get a life".
The KISS rocker has hit out at the 'Sorry' hitmaker after he cancelled the remaining dates of his 'Purpose' world tour and insisted the 23-year-old pop star has "nothing to complain about".
Asked if he has any advice for Justin, he told TMZ: "Get a life. You don't have to worry about anything. You're rich. In case you didn't notice, you're white. You've got white privilege b***h. You have nothing to complain about."
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Texas calf born looking like KISS rocker Gene 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.
Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS are bringing their Rock & Brews restaurant chain to Chicago with plans to open 10 to 15 locations in the city.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the rockers plan to expand the chain over the next five to seven years with the first Chicago-area restaurant scheduled to open next year, though the location is still being negotiated.
The plan is to get to 100 locations in the next five years.
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.
Gene Simmons has described comic books as the "new rock 'n' roll" as he took a passionate dig at the state of the modern music industry.
The KISS bassist - whose theatrical and iconic band released their debut self titled album in 1973 - has hit out at the way many fans want to download songs for free rather than paying up and coming groups for their art.
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.
HARLINGEN — Mason and Cris Andrade walked the red carpet with the stars.
They rubbed elbows with celebrities from Elizabeth Banks, who plays a villain in the new Power Rangers movie, to Gene Simmons of legendary rock band Kiss.
And in the midst of it all, they even took a photo with a fan of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers who was wearing their T-shirt brand “Affirmative,” a clothing line sold by them and the original Blue Ranger, David Yost.
Neil Young is Dan Rather’s guest on ‘The Big Interview’
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.
The pulsating neon “KISS” sign that greeted cars pulling into the Valley View Casino Center on Sunday made it seem like the place had been transported back to the late-1970s.
KISS? OK, this could be interesting. Maybe they’ll open with “Love Gun.” Gene Simmons will do that bloody tongue thing, the pyrotechnics will melt some scaffolding and everyone’s ears will ache for 24 hours.
MICHIGAN CITY — During an open house event at the new Michigan City Police Station on Thursday, Police Chief Mark Swistek said he was humbled and honored by the support the community has shown for local law enforcement.
With about 3,000 people touring the new facility this week, Swistek said that number represents about 10 percent of the city’s population who took the time out of their day to visit the city’s new police station.
Asked if Kiss plans to release new music anytime soon, Paul Stanley, one of the legendary band’s founding members, responds with a long sigh.
It’s been four years since the band’s last album, 2012’s “Monster,” and Stanley’s band mate, Gene Simmons, has expressed to reporters his desire to get back into the studio. Stanley, on the other hand, isn’t so sure.