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 ...

7 Musical Careers Impacted By Injuries and Illness

I’m not a person who’s very good at overcoming adversity. Just the other day one of my contact lenses was bothering me and I called out sick from work. So I know little of what it takes to reach the heights of ...

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 Weird Hidden Album Tracks

While most bands are happy to have recorded any songs that people want to listen to, some relish in going out of their way to hide songs. Whether they’re left in weird places on records or CDs, or just tacked on ...

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 ...

Death by Power Ballad: KISS, “Reason to Live”

We hold these truths to be self-evident: all men and women are created equal, though those who order their booze from the top shelf behind the bar were apparently created more equal than others; that they are endowed by their creator with ...

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 ...