Being that Father's Day is this weekend we are paying homage to some of the coolest dads on the planet from the world of hard rock and heavy metal. Not that we would trade any of our own dads but it would pretty cool to say that you grew up with any of these rockers as your 'old man.'
Over the last four decades and counting, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of Kiss have elevated making money while making music into an art form -- and as evidenced by their latest business venture, their partnership shows no signs of slowing down.
Fox's 'X Factor' got a bit of surprise star power Wednesday night when Sophie Tweed-Simmons, daughter of Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed, auditioned for the singing competition, impressing the judges enough to be passed along to the next round.
Kiss' legendary bass player Gene Simmons catches a lot of flack for all his marketing schemes and for his extremely large ego. Of all the adjectives that the press uses to describe Simmons, one word in particular isn't used quite enough: Patriotic.
No one has ever said that Kiss' Gene Simmons doesn't speak whatever is on his mind. So it should be no surprise that the bass player with the elongated tongue had PLENTY to say during the press conference to announce their massive summer tour with fellow rockers, Motley Crue.
Before we can ring in 2012, we must take a look back at events that shaped 2011 into a resurgence for the hard rock and heavy metal world. Here is a list of some of the things that helped make for a rockin' 2011.
Kiss never seems to be outdone when it comes to marketing schemes. Whether it is Kiss condoms, the Kiss Casket or the Kiss Cruise, the band seems to find a way to put their name on just about anything imaginable. Their latest venture?
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