GENE SIMMONS meets with members of US Congress to support songwriters’ advocacy
According to The Music Universe, after a year of canceled live music events due to the COVID pandemic, including his own KISS world tour, Gene Simmons met with key members of Congress where he was able to describe some of the most common issues. urgent matters directly affecting the United States. music creators. Simmons attended the meeting as part of ASCAP’s ongoing advocacy efforts through its “Stand with Songwriters” sessions.
Simmons: “The music that moves the world – R&B, rock, blues, country western, various jazz – was invented right here in America by people who can’t even leave their jobs to devote themselves to art. there isn’t.be another Lennon, McCartney or Gershwin or someone else because – even though the talent is out there – most people don’t realize that every time you download a song, the songwriter earns tiny sums of a penny. “
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Celebrating one of the most iconic bands of all time, A&E announces the definitive new documentary film telling the stories behind the KISS phenomenon. Directed by DJ Viola, Biography: KISStory chronicles the group’s five decades of activity as founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons reflect on their historic careers. The four-hour, two-night event will air on Sunday, June 27 and Monday, June 28 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET / PT. Watch a new video trailer below.
After 50 years of rocking and rolling the night away and partying every day, the # 1 selling gold band of all time, KISS, shares their success story before finally breaking their last guitar. and extinguish the fire-breathing demon. Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, as well as current members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer as well as guests Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), manager Doc McGhee (Motley Crue, Bon Jovi), music producer Bob Ezrin (Alice Cooper, Pink Floyd) and others tell the crazy story of the world’s most successful and influential band.
Selling over 100 million albums worldwide and over 40 years of record-breaking world tours, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame offers viewers a behind-the-scenes look at their rise to stardom. Showcasing original recording sessions, home movies, behind-the-scenes stories and rare footage, the film offers fans an unlimited pass to the band’s legendary journey. Fans will hear a first-hand account of the moving story behind the band’s gritty 70s New York rock scene debut, their meteoric rise to stardom, almost all lost to drugs and alcohol. in the ’80s and how they finally fought them back to the top of the charts in the’ 90s to become a household name synonymous with Rock ‘N Roll and have the honor, along with the Rolling Stones and AC / DC, of being the one of the only bands to stay together for 5 decades.
“Through the ‘Biography’ lens, we are able to give fans a behind-the-scenes pass to a two-night event that honors the legacy of the rock icons behind KISS,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant. , Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for A&E. “This documentary event is a special tribute to a one-of-a-kind band and the incredible Kiss Army fanbase that has idolized them for generations.”
Biography: KISStory is a production by Leslie Greif, produced for A&E Network by Critical Content and Big Dreams Entertainment with Leslie Greif and Jenny Daly as executive producers and DJ Viola as director. Elaine Frontain Bryant and Brad Abramson are executive producers for A&E Network. A + E Networks owns the worldwide distribution rights for Biography: KISStory.