KISS bassist Gene Simmons has been speculating about the future of his band, and is wondering if it’ll be time to retire within a few years, noting that wearing big costumes while teetering on platform heels isn’t what most 70-year-olds should be doing. He’s also brought up the idea of a way to say farewell to the band… “Something big and worldwide and maybe free.” Gene co-founded KISS with guitarist Paul Stanley in New York in January of 1973.
Linkin Park’s new album, “One More Light” debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart with sales of 100,000 units (111,000 if you count streams and downloads) to become the bands sixth number-1 album in the States. Linkin Park joins a small list of rock bands that have delivered at least six US No. 1 albums, including The Beatles (with 19), The Rolling Stones (9), Led Zeppelin and U2 (7), and Bon Jovi, Dave Matthews Band, Eagles and Metallica – all with six each.
Goldfinger have announced that they will be releasing their new album, “The Knife” on July 21st which will be highlighted by a guest appearance from Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus. The new album, Goldfinger’s first in nine years, will also feature appearances from 311 frontman Nick Hexum, Mighty Mighty Boss Tones guitarist Nate Albert, Twenty One Pilots’ Josh Dun, and many others.