KISS Finally Has The Cover Of Rolling Stone! Plus, More Drama Concerning Their RRHOF Induction

It’s been 40 years since KISS released their debut album and they are just now getting the cover of Rolling Stone.

The cover is an image of the band’s 1975 photo with the original lineup: Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, plus Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, who were both gone from the band by the early Eighties.

The cover story tells the story of the band and looks at the founding members’ lives and careers.

The story revealed that even Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons have had their differences. Stanley said: “We’ve always seen each other as brothers. What we seem to be at odds at is how you treat your brother. Gene’s priority, by far, has always been himself. And he’s not one to let anyone else’s feelings or contributions get in the way.”

They also explained exactly why they won’t be reuniting for a performance at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Stanley and Simmons offered to allow the former members to jam with the current lineup of guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer, but Ace and Peter found that insulting.

Peter Criss said: “I won’t be disrespected. How can you put me in the Hall of Fame and then tell me to go sit over there in the corner while another guy puts on my makeup and plays? That’s an injustice. To the fans, too.”

Simmons explained that Frehley and Criss “no longer deserve to wear the paint.”

He said: “The makeup is earned. Just being there at the beginning is not enough. And if you blow it for yourself, it’s your fault. You can’t blame your band members. ‘Oh, look what happened to me. Oh, poor me.’ Look at my little violin. I have no sympathy.”

Frehley said: “The reason they don’t want to perform with me and Peter is because the last time they did, they had to do a reunion tour. We play three songs, the fans go crazy. They don’t want to open up a can of worms.”

The story also includes Gene Simmons saying his touring days are almost be done.

He said: “I’m 64 now. Three more tours. Two, if I have a life change of some kind.”

The magazine goes on sale Friday but you can check out the story online right now.

Metallica’s Tribute Song to Ronnie James Dio Is Out

Metallica’s tribute to Ronnie James Dio is streaming online.

The guys were invited to contribute to the forthcoming Dio covers album ‘This Is Your Life’ but, instead of picking one song to cover, selected four instead.

They did a megamix of ‘Stargazer’, ‘Tarot Woman,’ ‘Kill the King,’ and ‘A Light in the Black’.

The tribute album is being released on April 1 and also features tracks by Motörhead, Tenacious D and Anthrax plus one-off supergroups featuring members of Judas Priest, Slipknot and Dio’s band.

Proceeds from the record benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout cancer fund.

The Black Keys announce their new album… with help from Mike Tyson? (video)

The Black Keys are back, and with a little help from Mike Tyson, and a series of creepy YouTube videos, the Keys have announced the title and release date for their new album: Turn Blue, due May 13.

On Friday afternoon, Tyson tweeted a link to a mysterious YouTube clip. At the very end of the clip, Turn Blue, a “special new album by rock musicians the Black Keys” is advertised, along with the May 13 date.

The first single from Turn Blue, a track called “Fever” will be released today at 2:30p Monday March 24th.

Zakk Wylde’s Guitar Stolen From Tour Bus

Zakk Wylde’s guitar has been stolen– it’s the distinctive black-and-white bull’s eye guitar that’s his signature instrument.

Wylde played a set as part of the Experience Hendrix tour in Chicago Friday and put the guitar on his bus, then went back inside to watch the rest of the show. His leather vest and his guitar were gone when he got back.

Surveillance footage shows three men entering the bus after Wylde’s tour manager forgot to lock the door.

Wylde says his tour manager feels “beyond horrendous beyond embarrassed.”

The guitar is one of two with the bull’s eye paint job and Wylde estimates it’s worth $10,000.

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