Kiss, classic rock

CDJ Today: June 30 in Classic Rock

June 30, 1977 – Kiss’ first full-color comic is released by Marvel Comics and has a vial of their blood mixed into the ink. It’s the beginning of Kiss becoming a one billion dollar licensing brand. June 30, 1994 – Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam testify before a House of Representatives...
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CDJ Today: May 29 in Classic Rock

May 29, 1983 – Kiss play their last concert in their traditional makeup, but 13 years later they slap it on again when they reunite. May 29, 2009 – Ozzy Osbourne files a lawsuit against Tony Iommi, his Black Sabbath bandmate. Osbourne claims that Iommi illegally took sole ownership of the Black...
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CDJ Today: April 16 in Classic Rock

April 16, 1996 – Kiss hold a press conference aboard the USS Intrepid in New York City to announce the reunion of all four original members, and the Alive/Worldwide reunion tour. With Ace, Gene, Paul and Peter, the tour went on to gross over $140 million dollars. April 16, 1969 – Elektra drops the...
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Coronavirus Rocks Rock: The Who, KISS, and More Postpone Shows

As concern over coronavirus continues to grow, so does the list of shows that have been postponed around the country. Bands like The Who, KISS, Rage Against The Machine, and more are changing plans in the face of the outbreak.
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CDJ Today: February 20 in Classic Rock

February 20, 1991 – Bob Dylan and John Lennon receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at the 33rd Grammy Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Aerosmith win their first Grammy for Best Rock Performance for “Janie’s Got A Gun” and perform “Come Together” as part of the tribute to...
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KISS Singer Paul Stanley Weighs in on Face Tattoos: 'Don't'

KISS singer Paul Stanley may wear face paint, but that’s a lot different than a permanent tattoo in the most visible place. Why he says face ink is a big mistake.
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CDJ Today: January 30 in Classic Rock

January 30, 1973 – Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss make their first appearance as Kiss at the Popcorn Club in Queens, New York. They had recently changed their name from Wicked Lester. The band was paid $50 for the show, and less than 10 people were in the audience. January...
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David Lee Roth to Open for KISS on Next Leg of U.S. Tour

David Lee Roth will warm up the crowd for KISS on the next U.S. leg of their End of the Road tour. Fans had noticed a promotional photo announcing the pairing within the Live Nation app, and then KISS confirmed it a few hours later. The Van Halen frontman is set to begin a Vegas residency on...
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KISS Gets Their Own Supercar

Kiss is getting into the racing game. That's right, car racing. The band is celebrating their Australia run of shows for the End Of The Road world tour by collaborating with Penrite Racing. One of Penrite's cars will be decorated in Kiss garb and regalia! Check out some of the images below and let...
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CDJ Today: September 18 in Classic Rock

September 18, 1983 – Kiss appear without their makeup for the first time during an MTV interview while promoting the release of their new album Lick It Up. Only two of the group’s original members were unveiled as founding drummer Peter Criss and guitarist Ace Frehley had left the band. Eric Carr...
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