Gene Simmons (KISS) Is Facing Another Sexual Battery Lawsuit

According to TMZ, an unnamed woman is suing Gene Simmons (KISS) for inappropriately touching her vagina during a photo op. The woman, who was working at one of Simmons’ Rock & Brews restaurants in 2016, says the musician was visiting the establishment when his manager told her to get closer to him for a picture, but when she did, he allegedly “reached over and forcefully placed his hand on her vagina completely covering it.” The woman says she tried to stop him and that she showed the photo to her coworkers. The suit goes on to say Simmons was also acting “sexually charged” with other women that night and that he was touching their hands and telling them to unbutton their shirts. This news comes after Simmons previously settled another sexual battery lawsuit in July.

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Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Stan Lee

Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, who created or co-created numerous iconic characters like Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, Thor, The Fantastic Four, Hulk, Black Panther, Daredevil, Ant-Man, etc., passed away yesterday (November 12) at the age of 95. His work influenced countless people over the years including a number of rock/metal artists. You can find tributes from various musicians below:

Kirk Hammett (Metallica):

Gene Simmons (KISS):

Alice Cooper:

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour):

Scott Ian (Anthrax):

Rob Zombie:

Bring Me The Horizon:

Alex Skolnick (Testament):

Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides):

Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies):

Michael Amott (Arch Enemy):

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Phil Labonte (All That Remains):

Vernon Reid (Living Colour):

Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves):

Brendon Small (Dethklok, Galaktikon):

John Dyer Baizley (Baroness):

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John 5 To Guest At Gene Simmons’ “Vault” Event In Las Vegas

John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.) has announced that he will be one of the guests at Gene Simmons’ (KISS) “Vault” event at Kiss By Monster Mini Golf in Las Vegas, NV on December 2. He posted the following:

Ace Frehley Parts Ways With Solo Band, Recruits Members Of Gene Simmons’ Backing Group

Ace Frehley (ex-KISS) has apparently parted ways with his solo band, which most recently featured Richie Scarlet, Chris Wyse, and Scot Coogan. He will now be moving forward with members of Gene Simmons’ backing band, which recently featured Philip Shouse, Ryan Cook, Jeremy Asbrock, and Christopher Williams. Frehley told “The Cassius Morris Show” the following:

“I’m changing the lineup in my band. I’m actually gonna start working with the band that backed up Gene [on his recent solo tours]. I worked with them in Australia, and they also did eight shows with me in Japan. And I realized that… I think they were better than my current lineup, so I’ve decided to make a change. They’re younger and more hungry.”

[via Blabbermouth]

KISS To Release “The Solo Albums – 40th Anniversary Collection” Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set

KISS will celebrae the 40th anniversary of Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss’ solo albums with a new limited edition box set called “The Solo Albums – 40th Anniversary Collection.” It will be available on October 19 and can be pre-ordered HERE. The set will be limited to 2,500 copies and it will include: four colored 180-gram LPs, 12-by-12-inch posters, a turntable slipmat, etc.

Gene Simmons (KISS) To Release New Book “27: The Legend And Mythology Of The 27 Club” In October

KISS’ Gene Simmons will release his new book “27: The Legend And Mythology Of The 27 Club” on October 2, via Power House Books. You can pre-order that HERE.

Here’s an official description:

The summer of 1969 was a momentous one in modern history. It was a season punctuated with change. Apollo 11 landed on the moon, thousands of young fans flocked to rock ‘n’ roll festivals like Woodstock and the controversial Altamont Freeway concert, the Manson Family cult were on a high-profile killing spree, and the first uprisings that would become the Stonewall Riots began. It was an electric summer of violent endings, new beginnings, and social unrest.

It was also the summer that a myth was born–beginning with the tragic, untimely death of Rolling Stones founder, Brian Jones. The world soon lost two more huge music stars: Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. Not only did losing these three beacons of music culture seem to signal the end of a musical era, it also felt like a foreboding sign; they had all died at exactly the same age. All three had lost their lives at the pinnacle of their creative output, and all three were exactly 27 years old.

People have speculated that there could be a dastardly lineage, from the poisoning of blues pioneer Robert Johnson in 1938, through these icons of the 60s, and more recently to rebel chanteuse Amy Winehouse’s death from alcohol poisoning in 2011. Could it be a twisted fate that the world’s very best creative souls come to early, often violent, deaths at just 27 years old? Over time, this idea began to be known as, “the 27 club,” and it has persisted in the public imagination.

In 27: The Legend & Mythology Of The 27 Club, rock ‘n’ roll icon Gene Simmons takes a deep dive into the life stories of these legendary figures, without giving credence to the romanticized idea that being in the “club” is somehow a perverse privilege. Simmons wills us to acknowledge the extraordinary lives, not the sensational deaths, of the musicians and artists who left an indelible mark on the world.

Doro Joins Gene Simmons Onstage At Masters Of Rock Festival In Vizovice, Czech Republic

During Gene Simmons’ July 15 set at the Masters Of Rock festival in Vizovice, Czech Republic, he was joined onstage by Doro for a performance of KISS’ “War Machine.” You can see some fan-filmed footage of that below:

[via Blabbermouth]