Articles tagged kiss

29 Jun 2015 // 10:01 AM

Mud, Sweat, and Beers: Four Days at Download Festival

In which our correspondent bravely chronicles the exhaustion, rain, and euphoria of one of Europe's biggest music festivals.

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Blood and Thunder: We All Wanna Touch a Rainbow

Once upon a time, Ronnie James Dio rounded up a bevy of heavy metal legends to record a charity single. Yet no amount of superstar power could stop the song from falling by the wayside.

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Disco Rock City: Kiss’ “I Was Made for Loving You”

Kiss has authored numerous crowd-pleasing rockers, but don't overlook how good their late-'70s disco detour is.

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I Heard You Missed Us (Says Van Halen and Many, Many Others)—We’re Back!

The David Lee Roth-fronted Van Halen returns after a 28-year absence. Who else has made fans wait that long? Quite a few, it turns out.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or Shame?

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recently announced its 15 nominees for its 2012 induction class. Once again, that means the blogosphere is abuzz with complaints about the Hall's irrelevancy. Are they legitimate?

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10 Albums That Supposedly Suck (But Don’t)

Some of these are hopefully no-brainers, others may be head-scratchers. All of them are albums that deserve a fresh appraisal.

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Most Infamous Snubs

Fans have made a strong case for the following bands and artists who weren’t nominated this year and aren’t in the hall of fame yet.

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Hey Gibson, Let’s Talk Guitar Albums: An Alternative Top 10

When it comes to matters of taste and ranking (a particularly combustible combination), there is no pleasing everyone. In fact, there is no pleasing anyone, since the list makers themselves are invariably disappointed or frustrated. And yet...

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Voodoo Music Experience: 30 October - 1 November 2009 - New Orleans, LA

Festivals like Pitchfork and Bonnaroo often feel like survival tests, but at Jazzfest and Voodoo, concertgoers can relax and enjoy the music.

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Highlights from the Voodoo Experience: 30.Oct-1.Nov.09 - New Orleans

Highlights from the Voodoo Experience: 30 October - 1 November 2009 - New Orleans / In its 11th year the festival welcomed a plethora of musical greats to help embrace New Orleans under Halloween's spell.

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At their October 31st show at the Louisville Palace, supergroup Monsters of Folk channeled the rock gods KISS, complete with chains and eight-inch heels. Check

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Some Highlights from the 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ballot

The 2010 nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced. The ballot includes KISS, the Stooges, Genesis, LL Cool J, ABBA, Jimmy

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8 May 2008 // 3:42 AM

He has the most uncool laugh you’ll ever hear. It’s a bit like a high-pitched hyena cackle, but with a New Yorker’s

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17 Feb 2008 // 9:59 PM

L’Arc~en~Ciel: Kiss

This is pop-rock pushed to a point of such lush and serious melodrama that it almost tips over into camp.

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Kiss: Kissology Vol. 2, 1978-1991 [DVD]

The second installment of the enormously successful series, for all its inconsistencies, is a fascinating chronicle of Kiss's swift decline and slow resurrection during the '80s.

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25 Jul 2007 // 10:33 AM

It’s not the `70s anymore for Kiss’ Catman

Peter Criss calls from his Jersey City home while sitting in his pajamas. It’s an intriguing mental picture, to say the least. The infamous

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KISS: KISSology: The Ultimate KISS Collection Vol. I 1974-1977 [DVD]

You wanted the best, you got the best … the hottest band in the world on DVD, KISS.

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	KISS: 20th Century Masters: The Best of KISS: The DVD Collection [DVD]

Maybe worth a laugh if you can pick it up for under $5.00 (it lists for $7.98), The Best of KISS brings back five videos from the

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27 Apr 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Kiss: Alive!

If one goes by the music itself, it would be hard to explain the sway the double live album held over the American imagination in

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16 Sep 2003 // 11:00 PM

	Kiss: The Best of Kiss: The Millennium Collection

The riff is the fundamental unit of rock and roll. A good enough riff can take a mediocre song like Deep Purple’s “Smoke on

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