On Oct. 11, 1983, Kiss performed the first-ever show without their trademark facepaint. The change helped revitalize the band's sagging commercial fortunes, but also marked the beginning of an extended "troubling time" for founding member Gene Simmons.
The bell rang on round five of the "was Sebastian Bach asked to join Motley Crue?" debate between Nikki Sixx and the former Skid Row frontman late last night, with Bach providing video of Sixx recounting a time when they all at least rehearsed together.
When Guns N' Roses released their 'Use Your Illusion I' and 'Use Your Illusion II' albums in the fall of 1991, large retail chains such as Wal-Mart and K-Mart refused to stock the titles because of the explicit lyrical content featured on tracks such as 'Back Off Bitch' and 'Pretty Tied Up.'
On Aug. 18, 1986, Bon Jovi released 'Slippery When Wet,' the album that would make them international superstars -- but not before needing three wildly different attempts to get the album artwork finished.
Kiss founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons are now among the owners of a professional football team, which will be called the LA Kiss and will use the band's famous logo on their helmets. We can only imagine what the uniforms are going to look like.
Founding Blue Oyster Cult keyboardist and guitarist Allen Lanier has died at the age of 67 after being hospitalized with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, according to the band's official Facebook page. "DFTR sweet man," the post reads, in apparent reference to their hit 'Don't Fear the Reaper.' "We love you and miss you."
Their first live album saved their career. The second confirmed their place as global superstars, and the third proved they could succeed without two original members and their famous facepaint. So what could Kiss possibly do to make their fourth live album different?
After months of speculation, Eagles drummer Don Henley has revealed which of the band's former guitarists (and yes, we included the bass) will and won't be rejoining them for their 'History of the Eagles' tour.
Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis got into a fight today (June 21) with security agents apparently attempting to protect the Rolling Stones at the Four Seasons in Philadelphia -- although both the hotel and the band say it wasn't anybody who works directly for them.
Foreigner's Mick Jones and Lou Gramm reunited to perform together for the first time in eight years, singing two of their hits at the Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York City last night (June 13.)
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