I Didn’t Want to Like KISS, but …

We're announcing the winner of our KISS Sweepstakes TOMORROW, Wednesday, Feb. 13! To help you get amped for the big moment, here's David Steffen talking about the indelible impression the band's made on American music – because as you KISS ARMY peeps know, it's about so much more than crazy makeup and stage antics. Well, sort of ...

2019-02-12T12:23:46+00:00KISS, Music|

The Story of “A Very Special Christmas”

I was working for A&M Records in Hollywood, California … The owners of the label – A&M was privately held for almost 30 years – created a unique and wildly successful business model. There have been plenty of other successful music people, but few like Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss (the “A” and the “M”). [...]

2018-12-10T17:15:34+00:00Music, Rock History|

KISS – End of the Road WORLD TOUR

KISS are saying goodbye to the road, but not before embarking on one more tour. The Rock Gods announced their final trek after a 45-year career during their appearance on NBC’s America’s Got Talent on Wednesday. The band has not yet released tour dates, but said the final shows will be part of a multi-year [...]

2018-10-26T19:56:29+00:00KISS, Music|

A Classic Recording: Van Morrison’s Moondance

In spite of Van Morrison’s early pop success with the group Them—“Here Comes The Night” (1965), “Mystic Eyes” (1965), “Gloria” (1966)—and his first (and arguably his most enduring) solo hit “Brown Eyed Girl” (1967), I don’t think we were prepared for the amazing body of work that the Morrison would bring to recorded music. Born [...]