2003 – And what did Gene Simmons of KISS do the day war broke out? According to his Web site, “”Spent most of yesterday reading the forthcoming Sex Money KISS I wrote for SIMMONS AUDIO/New Millennium. It will be released on the same date as the book version (Simmons Books/New Millennium)…Yes, I like to […]
2002 – Coinciding with the publication of the first issue of Gene Simmons Toungue Magazine, Kiss introduces its novelty Kiss Kondomes to consumers.
2002 – N Sync, Moby, Bon Jovi, Christina Aguilera and KISS perform at the Winter Olympics closing ceremonies.
2000 – A fan falls 90 feet to his death during a KISS concert at the Oakland Arena in California.
2000 – Charging that he has been shortchanged millions in publishing royalties, Stan Penrige, the songwriter who penned “Beth,” sues the members of Kiss, the band’s publishing company, and Universal Music Group.
1999 – Kiss’ and Alice Cooper’s music publishers reach a settlement out of court. Six Palms Music Corp. had sued Kiss, claiming their song “Dreamin’,” from Psycho Circus, sounded a little too close to the Coop’s 1971 hit “Eighteen.”
1999 – The war is over, but Kiss are still on the attack, finally getting their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1999 – Everclear film the video to their cover of “The Boys Are Back in Town.” The song is from the Detroit Rock City soundtrack, so of course Kiss’ Gene Simmons makes an appearance along with a bunch of porn stars.
1999 – “Faith Hill’s This Kiss Tour,” the country singer’s first solo outing, kicks off at Minneapolis’ Orpheum Theatre.
1998 – Kiss kicks off its Psycho-Circus tour with a Halloween extravaganza in Los Angeles that dazzles thousands of fans, many of whom arrive in costumes. Appropriately enough, the Smashing Pumpkins opens the show.
1998 – The creepy Fox show Millennium gets even creepier. Kiss guest-star on the show both with and without makeup.