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Gene Simmons Apologizes for Telling Depressed People to "Kill Yourself"

Gene Simmons

KISS member Gene Simmons has apologized for insensitive comments towards those suffering from addiction and depression.

In an interview posted on Songfacts in July, which was widely circulated following the death of Robin Williams earlier this week, Simmons ranted about "drug addicts and alcoholics" who say, "the world is a harsh place."

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Gene Simmons and KISS Take the Field for AMC's 4th and Loud

Paul Stanley. Gene Simmons

They've rocked and rolled all night, and ­partied every day, but now Kiss members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are going long hoping to score a touchdown. In 2013, the classic rockers purchased (with their manager Doc ­McGhee and AFL vet owner Brett Bouchy) an Arena Football League team in Los Angeles and rebranded it LA KISS. Now Simmons sounds off on his new AMC reality series, 4th and Loud, which chronicles the struggles of a sports franchise start-up.

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The 10 Best Things You'll See on HBO's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Special – And 5 Moments You Won't

Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl

The heart of rock & roll really is still beating.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame staged its 29th annual induction ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn back in April, and HBO will air excerpts of the event on Saturday. This year's inductees spanned six decades of music, including NirvanaKISSHall and OatesCat StevensLinda RonstadtPeter Gabriel, the E Street Band and, for the first time ever, two managers: The BeatlesBrian Epstein and The Rolling StonesAndrew Loog Oldham.

Here are 10 highlights from the ceremony that will be shown on Saturday's special — as well as five backstage moments that viewers won't get to see:

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American Idol's Caleb Weighs In on His New Album and Not Wearing the KISS Makeup

Caleb Johnson

Winning American Idol isn't the only surreal thing that happened to Caleb Johnson Wednesday night.

The singer from Asheville, N.C., also got to rock out with his idols KISS on not just one, but two songs. (Watch it here!) "It was really humbling and such an honor," he told reporters Thursday. "Literally they're icons of rock..." read more

Nirvana, KISS and Cat Stevens Among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

Nirvana

NirvanaKISS and Cat Stevens are among the acts who will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, the organization announced Tuesday.

They will be joined by Hall and OatesPeter Gabriel and Linda Ronstadt at theApril 10 ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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Ace Frehley's Home Destroyed by Fire

Ace Frehley

KISS guitarist Ace Frehley lost his home in a fire over the weekend, the Journal News of suburban New York reports.

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Nirvana, N.W.A Among Nominees for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has unveiled the 16 nominees up for possible induction this year.

The MetersLinda RonstadtKISSNirvanaPeter GabrielCat Stevens,Hall and Oates, N.W.A., YesLL Cool J, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, ChicDeep Purplethe Replacements, Link Wray and the Zombies are all on the list to be voted on by the Rock Hall's 600 members. 

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Rove LA Comes to America: Rove McManus Brings the Backstage Antics Onstage

Rove McManus

It's a little past 8:30 p.m. on a weekday on the Warner Bros. lot and on the set of his talk show, Rove LA, host Rove McManus has one very important question: "Is any of this show going to make it to the telly?"

His show has already been taping for more than an hour, but it's a fair question. That's because this is the first time the Australian native has to deal with the c-word: censors. Season 2 — which premieres Saturday at midnight/11c on TV Guide Network with guests Russell Brand, Adam Lambert and 30 Rock's Kristen Schaal — marks the first time Rove LA will air new episodes in the U.S. McManus is still figuring out just what he can get away with here in the states.

Watch videos of Rove McManus

"One of the things I like being is... read more

The X Factor: Gene Simmons' Daughter Auditions; Plus One Titanic Failure

Sophie Simmons

Gene Simmons' daughter Sophie auditioned on Wednesday's episode of The X Factor, and vowed to not use her father's name or connections to give herself an advantage.

But as soon as... read more

It's a Girl for KISS' Paul Stanley

Paul Stanley and Erin Stanley

KISS guitarist Paul Stanley and his wife, Erin, welcomed a baby girl Tuesday, Us Weekly reports.

Emily Grace Stanley joins... read more

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