Kiss Go Through Hell For “Hotter Than Hell”

It is nearly impossible to imagine a world without Kiss at this point. Whether you are a full-on soldier in the Kiss Army or you can’t stand them at all, you are always made aware that they exist even now. Gene Simmons’ ...

Book Review: “Face the Music: A Life Exposed”

For those of you conditioned to the narrative of Vh1’s “Behind the Music” series, you know the stories follow roughly the same arc: struggling musician hits big with a song or album. Money flows. Sex is freely available. Drugs are ...

Top Five Non-Makeup KISS Albums

Now that KISS is finally being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, there’s been some rather pissy talk from the original members about excluding members of the band who played with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley after Peter Criss ...

MOVIE REVIEW: “Sample This”

Quality documentary about what could be considered the musical flashpoint to hip-hop’s rhythmic beginnings.  Narrated by Gene Simmons, Sample This is the story of how Michael Viner, a music industry insider in the late ’60’s/early ’70’s, gathered studio musicians for ...

10 Great Kiss Greeting Card Song Lyrics

Just because it’s not even close to Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you should pass up the opportunity to tell someone special to you how much you care about them. But man, the typical store-bought greeting card just feels so generic and impersonal. ...

Top 10 Ace Frehley Songs (Kiss and Solo)

There are two groups of music fans when it comes to Kiss co-founder and all-around weird guy Ace Frehley — those who love his songs and those who only think they don’t love his songs. I am firmly in the former ...

6 Musical Cruises to Make You Wish for a Hurricane

The nice thing about attending a music festival or convention is that for a reasonable ticket price you can roll in at the last minute, listen to some of your favorite bands, maybe hit up a few booths selling overpriced merchandise, ...

Top 5 Music Autobiographies That Need to Be Written

Kiss frontman Paul Stanley recently admitted that he’s working on his autobiography, making him the last of the original four members to do so. I’m guessing that as far as the ratio of honest insight to revisionist bullshit goes, the Starchild’s ...

Spin Cycle: Kiss, Destroyer [Resurrected]

Do you remember the first full-length LP you ever bought? Mine was Kiss’ Destroyer, which I purchased in 1976 at the ripe old age of 10. I got it at the Post Exchange and then waited for my dad to come home ...

CD Review: Kiss, “Sonic Boom”

Any good label manager would tell you: don’t name your album something a reviewer could turn into a catchy, snarky counterpoint. But as we know far too well, most of the labels are hanging by a thread, the management inside reduced to ...

The Popdose Guide to KISS

Most people born before 1990 have some familiarity with the rock band KISS. Fans my age (44) remember the glory years in the mid- to late ‘70s, while younger fans remember the reunion tours of the ...

Death by Power Ballad: Paul Stanley, “Hold Me, Touch Me”

I’ve long had a man-crush on soft spot in my heart for Paul Stanley, Kiss’ lead vocalist and most musical member.  He’s the best singer in the band, a commanding stage presence, and his songs are the best things on every one ...