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Ace Frehley

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Paul Stanley's New Book Looks Like the Most Reliable KISStory to Date

    Face the Music: A Life Exposed By Paul Stanley HarperOne, 480 pp., $28.99 With the publication of this glitter-, greasepaint- and leather-slathered tome, all four original members of KISS have now penned their autobiographies. Not surprisingly, as one astute Web site pointed out recently by compar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    Early KISStory Not All Flash Pots and Groupie Polaroids

    Nothin' to Lose: The Making of KISS (1972-1975) By Ken Sharp with Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons It Books, 560 pp., $29.99 If a 500-plus page oral history about a band which only covers the period before their first hit sounds like it's over the top, it doesn't when you realize that the band is KISS ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    5 Guitarists Who Got Started on Christmas Presents

    Odds are those of you reading this are music fans, and if not, congratulations on having been driven here by reading everything else online! It's also possible that you're musicians yourselves, and since any instrument besides your voice, hand claps, and armpit farts is generally a major purchase, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    The Song Is a Lie: We Wanted the Best. We Didn't Get It.

    This week it's all about exposing song titles that are complete and outright blatant lies. So far the Beatles have let us down. George Harrison's guitar wasn't gently weeping, it was breathing easy in a corner while Eric Clapton's rig wailed like a broken-hearted banshee all over the "White Album." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    GET LIT - Glenn Hughes: The Autobiography

    In the '70s and '80s, during stints with Trapeze, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and solo/duo efforts, Glenn Hughes proved a triple threat musically as a singer, songwriter, and bassist. Plus, he had fucking rock star hair. The problem was, he also did three times the amount of drugs -- cocaine in par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Ace Frehley's Wild Rocket Ride

    No Regrets by Ace Frehley with Joe Layden and John Ostrosky 320 pp., $26, Gallery Books ​Even by standards of '70s hard rock excess, original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley was out of this world. In this breezy, buzzy, and debauched memoir, The Spaceman takes readers on a rocket ride through his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Last Night: KISS At RodeoHouston

    Photos by Groovehouse​KISS Reliant Stadium March 15, 2011 We'll drive you wild with our photos from last night's show. In Tom Snyder's 1979 interview with the original members of KISS, only two of which remain, he asked bassist Gene Simmons, "What would happen if you went out on stage for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    10 Uncool Artists Primed For Hipster Rediscovery

    Tumblr"Aw, dammit, I grabbed Dad's iPod by mistake. Paul Simon... is that one guy, or two Beatles?" ​Remember emo kids? Only a few short years ago, the nation's venues of the nation were filled with kids in all black, wearing ultra-skinny jeans, eyeliner, white belts, and identical chopped-mea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Meridian: A Retrospective Of Better Days

    Mark C. AustinKings of Leon at Meridian, 2006​The Meridian Saga seems to have ended, after close to a year of weirdness and shady business dealings. In the past twelve months it went through overhauls, new management, lockouts, changes in image, mild scandals, and even a name change. Remember ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Glee: Sir, You're No Vinnie Vincent

    ​Apparently you've forgotten our deal, Glee: I won't goof on the fact that you keep hitching yourself to trendy musical topics and awkwardly using old Top 40 sings to teach that week's life lesson, and you won't mess with any of my favorite bands. This time, it's personal. More on that later. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Glee: You're No Vinnie Vincent

    ​Apparently you've forgotten our deal, Glee: I won't goof on the fact that you keep hitching yourself to trendy musical topics and awkwardly using old Top 40 sings to teach that week's life lesson, and you won't mess with any of my favorite bands. This time, it's personal. More on that later. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Mommy's Little Monster: Songs To Remind You That Children are Inherently Evil

    ‚ÄčLike you, as Rocks Off grows older we have to come to terms with the fact that many of our friends are having children. Usually we can just scroll quickly past the offspring-related Facebook updates or send those 12-MB emails containing brood photos into the Trash folder unread. No harm, no foul. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Songs for Naughty Children

    As Rocks Off grows older we have to come to terms with the fact that many of our friends are having children. Usually we can just scroll quickly past the offspring-related Facebook updates or send those 12 MB emails containing brood photos into the Trash folder unread. No harm, no foul. But the hol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    The Great Unmasking and Other Embarrassing Moments in KISS History

    ‚Äč The Knights In Satan's Service are back, and they'll be rocking the Toyota Center Saturday night as ably as a couple of 50-somethings lumbering around on platform boots can reasonably be expected to. There will be blood, as Paul Thomas Anderson might say, and flames, and a couple of guys in "Spa ... More >>

  • News

    January 29, 2009

    A Digital Bathroom Wall for Pat Lykos

    Disgruntled prosecutors scribble their complaints about the new boss on a blog

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Lost Tuneage: The Frost

    Who Dat? Formed in Detroit in 1967 - first as the New Bossmen, then Dick Wagner and the Frosts, the band included leader Dick Wagner (vocals/guitar, above), Donny Hartman (vocals/guitar), Jack Smolski (bass) and Bob Rigg (drums). They released two singles. By the next year, Gordy Garris had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Aftermath Extra: The Best Concerts of the Year, Part 3

    Sean Reefer & the Resin Valley Boys, Boondocks, April 28: "Reefer and friends can be a benign ensemble whose greatest sin (and virtue) is defibrillating the shade of Hank Williams Sr. for an audience whose appetite for debauchery is more in line with grandson Hank III." Mike Ness and Jesse D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Classic Rock Corner: The Greatest Band Logos of All Time, Part 2

    An early example of rock art... We're back to reveal the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the cappo di tutti cappi of classic-rock band logos evah! And when we say "greatest," we look for a combination of things including memorability, longevity, graphic design, influence and appearances. ... More >>

  • Film

    November 6, 2008

    Big Daddies in Role Models

    This movie is smarter and bawdier than your average boys-to-men movie

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    August 21, 2008
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    May 14, 2008
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    August 24, 2007
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    April 7, 2005

    Encore or Bust?

    Stressing about the 'Stros begins anew

  • Calendar

    June 3, 2004

    Beyond Borders

    Alabama Thunderpussy roars with countrified rock

  • Music

    May 18, 2000

    Rotation

    The Jayhawks -- The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

  • Music

    April 6, 2000

    Listen In

    KISS - The Suspects - Gestapo Pussy Ranch

  • Music

    March 30, 2000

    Everyband

    Though KISS is calling it quits, its legacy is only just beginning

  • Film

    August 12, 1999

    KISS Off

    Detroit Rock City wallows through teens and concert tickets

  • Music

    February 25, 1999
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    November 19, 1998
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    December 18, 1997
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    July 11, 1996

    Straight Forward

    Pantera keeps pumpin' with Trendkill

  • Music

    July 4, 1996

    Notes from the Front

    Vamping down memory lane with members of the Kiss Army

  • Music

    January 26, 1995

    Nice Guy, Nice Songs

    From 4-H to Miss Molly, Hadden Sayers keeps aiming for the next plateau

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