Kiss Postpones Tour Dates After Gene Simmons Tests Positive For Covid-19
WASHINGTON — Rock band Kiss postponed its next four concerts after one of its members, Gene Simmons, tested positive for Covid-19. Simmons updated his fans on Twitter about his condition. My security guy bought me this comic, which was in the display window of a comic book store. KISS Comics Monthly. Get ’em!” said Simmons in a tweet on Sept. 2, 2021The news comes just five days after the band canceled a show because another member, Paul Stanley, had contracted the novel coronavirus.thewestsidegazette.com
Leslie West, guitarist of rock band Mountain, has died at 75
West, an iconic guitarist-vocalist who was behind several 70s rock anthems including Mississippi Queen with the popular band Mountain, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, in Palm Coast, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)LOS ANGELES – Leslie West, an iconic guitarist-vocalist who was behind several '70s rock anthems including “Mississippi Queen” with the popular band Mountain, has died. His spokesman Steve Karas said West died Wednesday in Palm Coast, Florida. Karas said West died from cardiac arrest after being rushed to the hospital. West and Pappalardi ended up starting the hard rock band Mountain, which was named after West’s debut solo album.
Last KISS: Aging rockers embark on final stop in South Florida
After 45 years, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers KISS have launched their final tour. Simmons said the two are welcome to jump onstage for a song or two, but as part of the final tour? Drummer Eric Singer and guitarist Tommy Thayer round out the band. "It'd be one thing if Tommy (Thayer) invented his own character and his own guitar solos, but unfortunately he's copying everything I do note for note." Although they are saying this is their final outing, this is the second time KISS has called it quits.
Student's project on KISS frontman Gene Simmons gets rocker's attention
Student's project on KISS frontman Gene Simmons gets rocker's attention West Virginia 12-year-old Hunter Bowling did a social studies project on the KISS frontman with the help from Simmons' assistant. Hunter highlighted the rocker's work as an entrepreneur and won a prize. He also got a shout-out from Simmons on Facebook. Gayle King reports.cbsnews.com