The Friars Club Cancels Roast Of Gene Simmons (KISS)

According to the New York Daily News, The Friars Club have cancelled its roast of KISS’ Gene Simmons. This news comes after a Daily Telegraph reporter said she had to walk out of an interview with Simmons in the ’90s, due to him making her feel uncomfortable. It also follows the recent sexual battery suit against Simmons and his lifetime ban from Fox News.


Woman Files Suit Against KISS’ Gene Simmons For Sexual Battery

An unidentified woman, who is said to be a “longtime on-air personality for a local rock station,” has filed suit against Gene Simmons (KISS), due to sexual battery, gender violence, battery, gender discrimination, etc. The suit was filed in the Superior Court of California on December 15, following “unwanted, unwarranted sexual advances” toward the victim during a November 1 interview with Simmons and Paul Stanley at the Rock & Brews restaurant.

The woman says Simmons took her hand and “forcefully placed it on his knee and held it on his knee.” She also says that he “forcibly flicked/struck” her throat, “reached toward [her] buttocks and touched it” while posing for a promotional photo, and tried turning questions into “sexual innuendos.”

The woman’s lawyer Willie W. Williams told The San Bernardino Sun the following:

“My client is embarrassed and humiliated by the incident with Mr. Simmons. She filed suit because she wanted to make a strong statement that this behavior is unacceptable and she wants to see an end to this type of behavior.”

Simmons has since denied the allegations:


I intend to defend myself against any alleged charges you may have been reading about in the media.

For the record, I did not assault the person making these accusations in the manner alleged in the complaint or harm her in any way.

I am conferring with my lawyers with the aim of vigorously countering these allegations.

And I look forward to my day in court where the evidence will prove my innocence.”

You can read the full suit HERE.

Gene Simmons (KISS) Apparently Banned From Fox News

Gene Simmons has apparently received a lifetime ban from the Fox News headquarters in Manhattan following an extremely odd visit. The KISS legend was there to promote his book “On Power,” when he decided to behave in an inappropriate manner.

The Daily Beast reports that it all started when he had a guest spot on “Fox & Friends.” During the appearance he crashed the weather report, before returning to the couch to offer his thoughts on Harvey Weintstein. He said the following:

“The lunatics have taken over the insane asylum when respected business entities such as yourself ask guys that like to stick their tongues out what I think of Harvey Weinstein. Okay, I’m a powerful and attractive man, and what I’m about to say is deadly serious. Men are jackasses. From the time we’re young we have testosterone. I’m not validating it or defending it.”

He then went to the 14th floor where he was supposed to be interviewed about “On Power.” While up there, he invaded a staff meeting and yelled “Hey chicks, sue me” while opening up his shirt, to expose his stomach and chest. After that, he started telling Michael Jackson pedophile jokes, and hit two staffers in the head with his book to test their intelligence based off sound.

Kevin Lord, a human resources executive at Fox, eventually heard what happened, and decided to implement the ban.

Simmons’ publicist has since delivered a statement to Metal Injection:

“I have appeared frequently over the years on various Fox News and Fox Business programs and have a tremendous amount of respect for the talented women and men who work there. While I believe that what is being reported is highly exaggerated and misleading, I am sincerely sorry that I unintentionally offended members of the Fox team during my visit.”

Gene Simmons (KISS) Apparently Heckled By Anal Cunt’s Josh Martin During Providence, RI Event

On November 11, a live event was held in in Providence, Rhode Island for Gene Simmons (KISS) who was receiving the key to the city from East Providence City Councilman Brian Faria. During the show, Anal Cunt’s Josh Martin apparently kept heckling Simmons, who then wanted the lights on so that he could identify him. Simmons then went to confront Martin, before security got involved. Simmons returned to the stage shortly after.

[via Lambgoat]

Watch Footage Of Gene Simmons & Ace Frehley Performing Together For First Time In Over 16 Years

On September 20 at The Children Matter benefit concert, which was organized to help Hurricane Harvey victims, Gene Simmons took the stage with his former KISS bandmate Ace Frehley for the first time in over 16 years. Check out footage of that below:

More Details Revealed For “Gene Simmons: The Vault Experience”

Gene Simmons’ (KISS) has revealed more details for his new “Gene Simmons: The Vault Experience” release. That set will come 150 previously unreleased solo tracks that have been written over the course of 50 years, photos, collectibles, and way more.

Blabbermouth have shared the following details:

“Gene Simmons: The Vault Experience” commemorates and celebrates Simmons's notorious five-decade journey as a rock icon, offering fans around the world a limited-edition collectible Vault with contents that offer a unique look into The Demon's colorful life, including never-before-released songs, photos, stories and collectible items. Additionally, every Vault will be personally delivered to each fan by Simmons himself.

"Gene Simmons: The Vault Experience" begins with a personal delivery, by Simmons himself, of a numbered, limited-edition, 17" x 25" 38-pound Vault, during Simmons's "Vault World Tour", set to take place January 2018 through December 2018.

Priced at $2,000 – each unique Vault includes:

* 150 never-before-released tracks written and performed by Simmons, and featuring notable rock and roll artists, including members of KISS past and present
* Packaged in a massive 12" x 12" x 6" leather-bound commemorative book containing dozens of never-before-seen images of Simmons throughout his 50-year career
* These unreleased tracks are exclusive to "The Vault" and will not be available in other physical or digital configurations
* Limited-edition collectibles including a Gene Simmons non-makeup action figure and an "In Gene We Trust" oversized medallion
* A one-of-a-kind, hand-selected original piece of memorabilia from Gene's personal collection

During the one-on-one meet and greets with the delivery of the Vaults, Simmons will travel around the world, to a designated location to take photos and video with the fan and a guest, and sign autographs. In addition to the private meeting, fans will receive a Vault Pre-Pack and join a small group of other fans for "Songs And Stories" from "The Vault" and a question-and-answer session with Simmons. Within a month of purchase, fans will also receive via mail a Vault Pre-Pack featuring a USB including the first track "Are You Ready", a signed golden ticket, exclusive t-shirt, and a laminate. Ordering by December 5 will ensure delivery of the Vault Pre-Pack by December 23, just in time for holiday gift giving.

"Any artist can release a boxed set, and never really thank the fans for their support," said Simmons. "I want to celebrate my fiftieth anniversary in rock with the fans, and I have had a blast putting something really special together for them. 'Gene Simmons: The Vault Experience' gives fans something truly unique that they can keep forever, and it gives me a chance to personally thank them for all of their support over the years."

"What Gene and Rhino have put together with 'The Vault Experience' is truly unprecedented. We have taken the idea of a boxed set to a completely different level," says Mark Pinkus, president of Rhino Entertainment. "As a card-carrying member of the KISS Army from a young age, I'm honored to be working with Gene on such an exciting and innovative project. His fans are going to be absolutely blown away by 'The Vault Experience'. "

For the ultimate fan, two additional "Vault Experiences" are available:

The Executive Producers Experience – $25,000

Kicking off in New York on September 15, the Executive Producer's Experience will be available in cities around the world until November 2017, and is the quintessential experience for the devoted fan, plus a guest. The Executive Producer's experience includes an initial Skype call with Simmons; a one-hour private studio preview with Simmons, offering the opportunity to listen to tracks before they are released; a distinguished "executive producer" credit on every Vault; a photo, video and autograph opportunity with Gene; one of the first 500 limited-edition numbered Vaults; and a Vault Pre-Pack

The Home Experience – $50,000

Launching December 2017 in the U.S. and in cities around the world, the Home Experience includes a personal delivery of "The Vault" to the fan's home by Simmons himself; one of the first three hundred limited-edition numbered Vaults; two hours with Simmons at the fan's home (or location of their choice) for a special event with up to 25 friends and family; photos, videos and autographs; an intimate "Songs & Stories" playback session and question-and-answer session with Gene; and a Vault Pre-Pack for all guests in attendance.

For a complete schedule of all three Vault Experiences or to pre-order "The Vault Experience", visit or call 1-833-GSVault.

Gene Simmons & Ace Frehley To Perform Together For First Time In Over 16 Years At The Children Matter Benefit Concert

KISS’ Gene Simmons will take the stage with his former bandmate Ace Frehley for the first time in over 16 years at The Children Matter benefit concert, which was organized to help Hurricane Harvey victims. The event, which will also feature Don Felder (ex-Eagles), Cheap Trick, Flipp, and The Jayhawks, will take place on September 20 at the CHS Field Stadium in St. Paul, Minnesota. Tickets can be purchased HERE, and proceeds will go towards the nonprofit Matter.