KISS 2014 Des Moines Iowa Review

LIVE REVIEW: KISS and Def Leppard in Des Moines, Iowa (8/20/2014)

“You wanted the best, you got the best. The hottest band in the world…KISS!” Forty years later and the hottest band in the world hasn’t lost its shine. KISS delivered a full-throttle destruction of Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on August 20, winning the crowd over with a mixture of celebrated songs and on-stage […]

Black Lips KISS

Watch The Black Lips Crash Gene Simmons’ Live Q+A

This week, The Huffington Post’s live broadcast “HuffPost Live” hosted a Q+A with Kiss member and rock icon Gene Simmons. While most people used this opportunity to ask the Hall of Fame member some devoted fan questions, garage punk group Black Lips hopped in front of their own webcam to confront the singer with a few things that tick […]


Kiss To Rock Las Vegas For 9-Show Residency In November

The rumors were true. The biggest band turned rock spectacle in the world is coming to the city of sin for a 9-show run that is sure to go down as a highlight of the year. Kiss announced this morning that they will be performing a 9-show residency in Las Vegas this November. The show, […]

weekly wax

WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 4/13-4/19

Welcome to the Record Store Day Edition of Weekly Wax! Hopefully you’ve already made the trek out to your favorite indie record store and come back with at least a few of the RSD-exclusive releases you were hoping to pick up. Let us know in the comments what you managed to score. If you came […]


Destroyer Of Wallets: Kiss And Def Leppard Announce Summer 2014 Tour

It would not be a modern summer concert season without at least a handful of major classic rock outings. Motley Crue were the first to toss their hat in the ring with the January announcement of their ‘final tour,’ and now two acts with even more platinum plaques have announced a 42-date run of their […]


Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

It feels both about time and yet still too early for it to be true, but Nirvana are finally in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. As Rolling Stone reports, the inductees for 2014 have been announced, and it looks like Nirvana will be joined by Peter Gabriel, Kiss, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens, […]


Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Announces Finalists For 2014 Induction

One of the last great honors a band can receive after a long career is induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Each year, a group of notable music industry figures votes to induct five artists from the group of finalists, all of whom released their first recording more than twenty-five years ago […]


STREAM: Carly Rae Jepsen Announces New Single “Tonight I’m Getting Over You”

Pop star Carly Rae Jepsen has announced today that she will release “Tonight I’m Getting Over You” as her next single. The radio release date for the song will see the light of day tomorrow (February 19). This single is drenched in a catchy chorus, a pulsing beat, and lyrics that will have you forgetting […]


MUSIC VIDEO: Carly Rae Jepsen – “This Kiss”

Carly Rae Jepsen is hoping to reclaim the crown atop the Billboard charts with her latest single, “This Kiss.” Today, the video for the song was officially released via the “Call Me Maybe” star’s official YouTube. The clip features Jepsen and crew performing at a swanky night club alongside a cutesy story about girl-meets-boy. You […]


Stream Two New KISS Songs (If You Dare)

KISS, often referred to (by themselves) as the greatest rock band in the world, have a new album coming out this Fall, and today may very well be the day you decide whether you’re excited by that news or not. Two songs from the record, which is entitled Monster, have surfaced online. Both songs pack plenty […]


STREAM: Carly Rae Jepsen – “The Kiss”

Carly Rae Jepsen is following the enormous success of “Call Me Maybe” with the release of her next poptastic single, “The Kiss.” The song is taken from Jepsen’s forthcoming album Kiss, which will also feature “Maybe,” and finds the twenty-six-year-old songstress foraying into the world club-ready dance music. Unlike her last hit, this one features […]


Kiss Planning Custom “Angry Birds” Game

This should not have come as a surprise, but it did. Kiss, the band whose logo and iconic faces have graced everything from pinball machines to condoms, are currently in talks to develop their own version of the hit mobile application Angry Birds. Yes, you read that right. Kiss want to become Angry Birds. NME […]