KISS (Band)

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    October 30, 2014


    The Glass House

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2014

    The Best Concerts in OC This Weekend

    Don't forget to check our constantly updated OC Concert Calendar Friday, July 4 July 4th with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Skip the neighborhood barbecues and overcrowded beaches and instead head over to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater for a 4th of July holiday event of a d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    The 10 Best Heavy Metal Movies

    Heavy metal music's influence on our modern culture can't be denied. This time, instead of focusing on songs, albums, or the bands themselves, we decided to change the perspective a bit, and instead delve into world of cinema. There are tons of documentaries about heavy metal music and culture, from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    4th and Loud, Reality Show on Inaugural LA KISS Arena Football Season, Kicks Off Aug. 5

    AMC announced Wednesday that 4th and Loud, a docu-series following the inaugural season of the LA KISS Arena Football League team that plays home games at the Honda Center, premieres at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5.

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Full Band Portraits You Really Must Own

    We love original art almost as much as we love live music. Almost. Here are some great full band portraits we found on Etsy. We hope it will inspire you to create some band portraits of your own. Don't worry--stick figures are a form of art too. Think of this print of the Red Hot Chili Peppers by G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    Tim Tebow Calls to Join L.A. Kiss in Anaheim Drown Out News of New Coach Bob McMillen

    Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley today introduced Bob McMillen as the first head coach of their Arena Football League team that will play in Anaheim starting next year. But this afternoon's announcement at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip is being drowned out by calls growing louder than ever fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    KISS Will Own A Football Team in Anaheim: This is Not a Joke

    Just when you think KISS had done everything it could to sell out, well, you were wrong. The glam rockers have lent their name, and their money, to a new cause: an Arena Football League team. Yes, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and company are the proud owners of an Arena Football League squad that be c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    Stryper - The Coach House - August 15, 2013

    Stryper Coach House 8/15/13 "It's mind boggling that we've been around for 30 years," said Stryper front man Michael Sweet to a crowd of several hundred fans at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, during an intimate all acoustic performance with his band mate, guitarist Oz Fox. The guitar duo st ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 1, 2013

    Hall & Oates

    Pacific Amphitheater

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Revolver Golden Gods Awards - Club Nokia - May 2, 2013

    Golden Gods Awards Club Nokia May 2, 2013 The Fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards show celebrating the heavy metal and hard rock community had some unplanned extra heaviness with the untimely passing of legendary Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. At the opening of this star filled extravaganza, h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    The Best Concerts to See in OC This Weekend

    Friday, March 8 Death Hymn Number 9 Unit B Studio Once, there was a band called the Gories, and there was a guy called Hasil Adkins, as well as a dude named Tav Falco, and they played like maniacs. If they weren't sweating blood, it was only because someone else bled on them first. That's what Deat ... More >>

  • Music

    March 7, 2013
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    March 7, 2013

    Green Day

    Fox Pomona

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Top Five Most Shocking Grammy Moments of All Time

    This weekend is the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. Viewed by many as music's biggest night, the telecast has been home to lifelong icons finally getting their due, musical phenomenons explode and some of the most shocking moments in broadcast television history. As great as the former are, it's the unpr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 31, 2013
  • Music

    December 20, 2012

    Death-rock Pioneers 45 Grave Rise, Fall and Rise Again

    Dinah Cancer looks back on more than three decades of a rock & roll life

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Rihanna To Charge Fans $250 For Diamonds Executive Platinum Box Of Her New Album

    Even with the surprising, okay, VERY surprising news that Taylor Swift's latest album sold a whopping 1.2 million copies in its first week, almost everyone can agree that the music biz is in a heap of trouble. Labels and artists alike are scrambling to make a buck any way they can. Sometimes this co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Top 10 OC Shows of Summer 2012

    The only thing tougher than realizing that yet another summer concert season has come and gone is taking the time to sort all the best moments together an relive them in numerical order. For us, the difficulty of the latter usually means that we got to experience enough slam-dancing, chorus-shouting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Five Rock Star Public Service Announcements You Didn't Know Existed

    See Also: *Did MTV Really Snub Waka Flocka Flame's Rapping Rooster?*Five Unexpected Cover Songs From Insane Clown Posse*Five Artists (Besides Lil Wayne) Who Think New York SucksThis week means back-to-school for kids across the country, a time of reluctant learning and forlorn wistfulness for the su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    KISS To Charge Over $4000 For a Book, Really?

    See Also: *Heretic To Film Live DVD In Santa Ana This Weekend *Kiss - Motley Crue - Verizon Wireless Aphitheater - 8/14/12*Kiss at the Honda Center Never ones to deviate from the bigger is better mantra, veteran rockers KISS announced Tuesday at the Viper Room that they'll be releasing a massive 45 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    KISS - Motley Crue - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - 8/14/12

    KISS and Motley Crue Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 8/14/12 See Also: *Iron Maiden at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *Kiss at the Honda Center *Motley Crue at the Joint in Las Vegas Two of the earliest albums that sculpted my music tastes were that of Kiss's Destroyer and Motley Crue's Shout At ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 9, 2012

    Kiss & Motley Crue

    Irvine Meadows

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Glen Campbell - Hollywood Bowl - 6/24/12

    Glen Campbell Hollywood Bowl 6/24/12 When a band or solo artist announces they're going on a farewell tour, it's usually met with collective shrugs and eyerolls. Why? Because--as Kiss proved--by bilking customers into thinking that this is their last hurrah, they can charge a ridiculous amount of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Hal Sparks: Comedian, Actor...Rockstar?

    You may know Hal Sparks as a guy who can bring the funny as a stand-up comic, TV personality, and film actor. But few know him as the lead singer and axe man in an alternative metal band (I know! We didn't either!). This Friday (June 15th), Hal is busting out his the eye liner and shredding skills f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Kiss and Motley Crue: Five Things They Have In Common (Aside From an Irvine Tour Stop on August 14)

    ​In what's sure to be one of the biggest rock spectacles of the summer, Kiss and Motley Crue announced that they'll be hitting up over 40 cities on their No Fake Bullshit Tour. If you didn't know, in 1983 Motley Crue opened for Kiss on their Creatures Of The Night tour. The two legends are set to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees Announced

    ​Fifteen rockers are up to bat for the five available slots at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this October. The nominee list (posted after the jump, along with our Top Five picks) has garnered mixed responses from the public--with some expressing outrage over the inclusion (and excl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    10 Ways the Doheny Days Music Festival at Doheny Beach Rocked Last Weekend

    Bob SheshetzBen Harper​ Doheny Days Music Festival Sept. 10 to 11, 2011 Doheny State Beach, Dana Point The Doheny Days music festival breezed into Doheny State Beach in Dana Point over the weekend like a much-needed relaxing day at the, err, beach. For the average OC concert-goer in terms of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Weezer, Kiss, ZZ Top, Backstreet Boys: Music Cruises are the New Music Festivals

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Who wants to run around in the heat from stage to stage just to watch a band? Now that fans are getting older, musicians are getting it right--trap fans in a boat and so everyone will have nothing better to do than watch your shows with the amenities of a casino, pool, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    KISS's True Crime Report: The Secret History

    ​Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent was arrested last week for allegedly assaulting his wife and keeping the carcasses of dead dogs in his Tennessee home. The arrest has astonished the public, but to insiders, Vincent (birth name Vincent Cusano) and his former colleagues in KISS are not only on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Four Music Museums Worse than the Danish Graceland

    ​ A replica of Elvis Presley's Graceland opened in Denmark this week, proving that the creators of Lego are a lot less classy than they've always let on. To be fair to the Danes, we figured there must be an even stranger assortment of music-related museums here at home. We were right. The places ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Five Lame Causes Embraced By Musicians

    ​ Last week, Queen guitarist Brian May interrupted a performance of his musical We Will Rock You to denounce the Welsh government's plan to reduce its badger population. Audience members were not only puzzled by May's lousy timing, but his passionate support of the badger, a sort of white trash w ... More >>

  • Music

    December 30, 2010

    Preacher's Sons Will Teach You

    [Locals Only] At Detroit Bar, Of Course

  • Culture

    November 25, 2010

    Ron English's Telegrinnies, POPaganda, Camo Clownboy and More!

    "Status Factory: The Art of Ron English" at Orange Coast College showcases the work of the culture-jammer extraordinaire

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Local Record Review: Colorfield Bridge from Costa Mesa

    Beat Blvd. is Heard Mentality's weekly review of local releases. If you're an OC musician or band with something new to offer--vinyl single, full length album, CD, cassette--we want to hear from you! Send copies, along with any photos and PR material, to Beat Blvd., c/o OC Weekly, 2975 Red Hill Ave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Strange but True: Bigfoot Sighting in Costa Mesa

    Derek Bahn The reclusive artist Bigfoot puts on a happy face.   Once I manage to park my car and look around, the Hurley ​ Space parking lot in Costa Mesa looks more like a tailgate party than an art opening.Alterna-types (black clothes, odd facial hair, lo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 5, 2010

    The Donnas

    The Glass House

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    It's A Bush Reunion...In Fontana!

    ​Bush, now most famous for being the band whose lead singer is Gwen Stefani's husband, just announced its first live show in eight years. They'll be performing at Epicenter Twenty Ten, taking place in Fontana, California, on September 25 and 26. I guess it's not as glamorous (or played out) as a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Slayer Now Has Pinball App for iPhones

    ​Here's a more passive way to celebrate Slayer than having a slay-in: Play the Slayer pinball game. The highlight of Slayer: Pinball Rocks is a skull that eats your ball and spits it out through its eye socket. Yummy.

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Jeffree Star Talks Some Trash, Some Sense

    burn this forever photography​Local native Jeffree Star may remind you a lot of 2006, but he's back with Beauty Killer, his second album and performing all over the country this summer. He'll be at the Galaxy this Thursday (we're giving away tickets!) if you want to get your untz untz untz on. Sin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Radio Musings: the Generationals, 'When They Fight, They Fight,' on KCRW

    For the second time this week I heard my new favorite song on KCRW. It's by an act from New Orleans--sounding nothing like what you would expect from a Big Easy band--called the Generationals. They're signed to Park the Van, the tiny indie label best known for unleashing Dr. Dog. The Generationals ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Today in Music News: Red Hot Chili Peppers Robbed, Pearl Jam Headlines NOLA Jazz Fest, New Oasis Record

    Red Hot Chili Peppers robbed! The Stooges, Jimmy Cliff, Hollies, Genesis and ABBA to join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I'm just glad KISS--a band I loathe more than any other--didn't make the cut. Speaking of the Peppers, has guitar hero John Frusciante quit again?New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fe ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 10, 2009

    Katey Sagal

    Orange County Performing Arts Center

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Last Night: KISS at the Honda Center

    Last Night: KISS at the Honda Center Better Than: watching Gene Simmons on his show Family Jewels  Andrew YoussefLive at the Honda Center​KISS changed my life. My earliest memories of listening to music involve clutching my older brother's vinyl album of KISS Alive and wondering what it woul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Tonight: KISS

    ​KISS plays tonight at the Honda Center. And while I've always wondered what in the hell anyone sees/hears in this shitty band, I do have to respect grown men who've taken some of the worst rock songs of all time and turned it into a franchise. For example, for those of you going to the show tonig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Free Crap That Came In The Mail: Anomalous, Indeed

    ​OK. I don't have a ton to say about this, really. But I'm not quite sure why former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley would choose that, of all images for the cover of his latest solo album, Anomaly. Mainly because it makes him look like he has a giant, anomalous (teehee) Jabba the Hutt-chin. Between th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2008

    This Week in The OC Weekly

    In this week's issue: Daffodil J. Altan follows Alfonso Guerrero and Manuel Chavez on their wedding day in "Eat Drink and Be Gay Married: After 27 years together, one couple finally has its big, fat, Mexican, recovering-drug-addict, HIV-positive, ex-transgender gay wedding" Rich Kane offers some f ... More >>

  • News

    April 17, 2008
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    February 4, 2008

    Slayer Give Good Head... Protection

    Southern Cali thrash-metal legends Slayer are branching out into motorcycle-helmet designing. Working with O'Neal USA, the band known for classics like Reign in Blood and South of Heaven and being sampled by Public Enemy on "She Watch Channel Zero?!" lent their memorable artwork to the RockHard line ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2007

    R.I.P. Mark St. John, ex-Kiss Guitarist

    Reader Pat O'Connor called this morning to inform us that former Kiss guitarist Mark St. John died of a cerebral hemorrhage April 5. He was 51. St. John's death has received little attention in Orange County media, but it has been reported by Billboard's website, Reuters,, Wikipedia, and o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2006

    Slow Day, But Good News!

    Bikeride is BACK! New album, new shows, and an appearance on MOJO's March compilation (out in February). Let's check what the band has to say: Well, we're happy to say we'll be participating in a Beatles Sargeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band covers record for MOJO magazine. It's to celebrate t ... More >>

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