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Watch Johnny Depp and Gene Simmons Rock Out for Charity

Johnny Depp and Gene Simmons Rock Out for Charity (VIDEO)

Originally posted 08/17/2015 08:50PM

The room was packed when Johnny Depp joined KISS legend Gene Simmons onstage on Sunday for a live rock performance at the Lucky Strike bowling alley in Hollywood. Tickets for the exclusive event weren't easy to come by – they cost $150 each – but the high prices raised money for a good cause: MendingKids.org, which funds corrective surgeries for children whose families can't afford them.

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5 Things You'll See on the American Idol Finale

American Idol

5 Things to Look Forward to Seeing on the American Idol Finale

Originally posted 05/21/2014 02:30PM

Finalists Jena Irene Asciutto and Caleb Johnson may have put on quite a show Tuesday night but the American Idol producers are pulling out all the stops for Wednesday night's finale.

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Watch Miley Cyrus Rock Out on Guitar Hero

Miley Cyrus Skips Grammys and Plays Guitar Hero

Originally posted 01/27/2014 01:15PM

Miley Cyrus didn't take her twerking to the Grammys stage – luckily Beyoncé had that bootylicious move covered – but skipping the awards show didn't keep the young star from rocking out.

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Nirvana, Kiss to Join Rock Hall of Fame

Nirvana, Kiss to Join Rock Hall of Fame

Originally posted 12/17/2013 08:25AM

Nirvana, Kiss and Peter Gabriel will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.

The Rock Hall announced Tuesday that Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt, and Cat Stevens also will be inducted April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Artists are eligible for induction 25 years after their first release. Nirvana received a nomination in its first year of eligibility and next year the band will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its debut, Bleach.

The induction comes 20 years after frontman Kurt Cobain committed suicide at age 27.

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Nirvana, LL Cool J, Linda Ronstadt Among Rock Hall of Fame Nominees

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 Nominees Announced

Originally posted 10/16/2013 09:35AM

Grunge, old-school rap and pyro-infused '70s rock are well represented in the latest list of nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Nirvana, Kiss, N.W.A. and solo artists Peter Gabriel, LL Cool J, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens are among the 16 nominees for 2014, Cleveland's Rock Hall announced Wednesday.

They are joined as nominees by Hall and Oates, the Replacements, Deep Purple, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Link Wray, the Meters, Chic, Yes and the Zombies.

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Tanked Stars Get a Taste of KISS

Tanked Stars Get a Taste of KISS

Originally posted 04/27/2012 09:00AM

Wayde King and Brett Raymer have worked on their fair share of impressive fish tanks, but a recent addition to their resume introduced them to some very special collaborators.

"It was pretty painless," Raymer says of working with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS, who came out to admire their handiwork at the grand opening of a KISS-themed miniature golf course in Las Vegas, where the duo built a tank bearing the band's logo.

The structure is just one of many the pair, who are also brothers-in-law, construct in the newest season of Tanked, which airs Saturdays at 9 p.m. on Animal Planet. Later this week, King and Raymer will head to the home of 30 Rock star – and noted animal lover – Tracy Morgan to install a shark tank.

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Liam Hemsworth and KISS to Present at ACM Awards | Kiss, Gene Simmons, Liam Hemsworth

Liam Hemsworth and KISS to Present at ACM Awards

Originally posted 03/30/2012 08:00AM

Taking a break from Hunger Games mania, Liam Hemsworth is scheduled present at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday.

The actor will join stars including Taylor Swift, LL Cool J, KISS and Sugarland, who are also slated to present at the show, which airs on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.

Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, and Carrie Underwood are among the country superstars scheduled to perform.

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Gene Simmons's Wedding Band? KISS, Of Course!

Originally posted 10/18/2011 08:15AM

What, you were thinking the chicken dance?

When Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed finally got married after 28 years together, only one band could properly – and loudly – mark the occasion.

The groom strapped on his bass (but not his kabuki makeup) and joined his KISS band-mates to entertain the crowd of 400 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

"Our party rocked a long time," says Tweed-Simmons. "Everyone got up a sang."

The wedding is featured on Tuesday night's episode of A&E's Gene Simmons Family JewelsMia McNiece

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KISS's Paul Stanley Is a Dad – Again | Paul Stanley

Paul Stanley of KISS Welcomes Fourth Child

Originally posted 08/10/2011 10:40AM

The KISS Army continues to grow.   

The band's lead singer/guitarist Paul Stanley and his wife Erin, an attorney, welcomed daughter Emily Grace Stanley on Tuesday in Los Angeles, he tells PEOPLE.

Emily, who weighed in at 7 lbs., 10 oz., joins elder siblings Sarah Brianna, 2½, Colin Michael, 4½, and Evan Shane, 17, Stanley's son from a previous relationship.

"Erin and I are once again blessed with the addition of Emily Grace to our family," the rocker, 59, says. "I'm not sure she can sing but her first screams let me know she's definitely Daddy's girl."  

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KISS Frontman, Wife Expecting Second Child


KISS Frontman, Wife Expecting Second Child

Originally posted 08/11/2008 03:45PM

Paul Stanley, the legendary co-founder and frontman for KISS, and his wife, Erin, are expecting their second child together, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.

Erin, 36, an attorney, is due this winter.

"Erin and I are thrilled and can't wait to meet our newest addition," Stanley, 56, said in a statement to PEOPLE. "We've been extremely blessed and we're excited to see what the future holds. I often joke that I've traded the Viper Room for the diaper room, and it looks like my tour's been extended!"

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Filed Under: Kiss, Paul Stanley

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