KISS’ Paul Stanley Offers Explanation For “The End Of The Road” Trademark Application

Last month, KISS filed to trademark the phrase “The End of the Road”, and many speculated that the band did so for a potential farewell tour. Now, during a recent interview with Michael Cavacini, Paul Stanley offered an explanation:

“It’s not the first trademark that’s been filed. I thought it was a terrific name, and I was surprised nobody had used it before. I wanted to make sure that when we used it, and there will be a time that we do, I imagine — I wanted to be sure that we own it and it’s ours. When we wanted to go out and do the ‘Hottest Show On Earth’ tour, Ringling Bros. came to us and said, ‘You can’t do that.’ It set off a light and bell for me. We’ve always had slogans or sayings that are synonymous with us, and this was another. Everything does end, in one form or another. When it’s my time, I want to go out in style, and I want to go out guns blazing. So, when I came up with this idea, I thought let’s make sure we tie this up.”

It is presently unkown if the request for the trademark was granted. Since Stanley and Gene Simmons have repeatedly said that the band could continue without them, it’s possible the name can just be used for their personal farewells in the future.


KISS To Celebrat Valentine’s Day With Release Of Vampirella Comic Book

A new KISS / Vampirella 144-page comic book will be released on February 14. You can pre-order that HERE, and read an official description below:

“L.A. is a strange town on the best of days, but in the summer of 1974, the City of Angels feels especially demonic. As temperatures soar and wildfires burn, all sorts of strange creatures are drawn to town, including Vampirella. While Vampi goes out and hunts down monsters all across La La Land – defending humanity from evil – she’s also killing it every night on stage as a member of the all-girl rock group Witchkraft – defending rock ‘n’ roll from a dying scene. Help arrives in the form of four creatures who’ve just flown into town: The Starchild, The Demon, The Spaceman and The Catman. Away from their home turf and trying to record their new album, KISS discovers that all their favorite L.A. bands have mysteriously broken up, disappeared, sold out, or gone crazy. Led by a driver who moonlights in the occult and haunted by satanic strangers dressed in black, KISS finds themselves drawn into a web conspiracy that threatens to kill rock ‘n’ roll itself.”

Watch Footage Of Ace Frehley Joining Gene Simmons At Vault Experience Event In Miami, FL

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley joined his former bandmate Gene Simmons once again at Simmons’ Vault Experience Event at Walter Grace Vintage Guitars in Miami, FL. You can see footage of the two performing and having a good time below. If you don’t want to watch the Q&A, skip to about the 41-minute mark to see their performance.

Ace Frehley, Bruce Kulick, & Bob Kulick Added To 2018 KISS Kruise

It has been announced that Ace Frehley, Bruce Kulick, and Bob Kulick will all perform on the 2018 edition of the KISS Kruise. KISS themselves will also play two full sets and a stripped down set. The cruise will set sail from Miami, FL on Halloween (October 31) and it will last until November 5.

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.

2018 KISS Kruise To Set Sail On Halloween

The 2017 KISS Kruise is officially over, but the 2018 edition of the cruise has just been announced. It will kickoff in Miami, FL on Halloween (October 31, 2018) and will last until November 5. More details will become available at

Gene Simmons (KISS) On Trying To Trademark The “Devil Horns”: “I Regret Nothing”

KISS’ Gene Simmons previously filed a trademark application for a version of the iconic “devil horns” symbol in “entertainment, namely, live performances by a musical artist” as well as “personal appearances by a musical artist,” but he ended up abandoning his application after facing backlash and the fact that he even admitted taking the symbol from Spider-Man. Now, in a new interview with Windsor Star, he said he didn’t regret a thing:

“I regret nothing. Wake up every morning and let your conscience be your guide. Did you know I own the money bag logo? The dollar sign with the bag of money. I own all kinds of things. I own ‘motion pictures’ as a trademark. Anyone who thinks that’s silly — the silliest thing I’ve ever done is wear more makeup and higher heels than your mommy. People said, ‘You can’t do that.’ Actually, bitch — I can. I can do anything I want to do.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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