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October 19th, 2011
01:28 PM ET

KISS: the band and the brand

A CNN exclusive: Poppy Harlow goes inside the world of KISS – the band and the brand. From coffins to comic books to condoms, KISS has licensed about 3,000 pieces of merchandise, more than any other band. Harlow interviews Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley at their homes in Los Angeles, talks to the entire band at their studio, then accompanies KISS to Oshkosh, Wisconsin for a rock concert before nearly 30,000 fans. This is KISS like you’ve never seen before.

One hour – four stories you won’t want to miss. CNN Presents hosted by CNN’s Soledad O’Brien and Dr. Sanjay Gupta airs this Sunday, October 23 at 8:00 pm ET, re-airing at 11:00 pm ET and 2:00 am ET.

CNN’s Poppy Harlow interviews KISS band members:




Filed under: Eric Singer • Gene Simmons • KISS • Paul Stanley • Poppy Harlow • Tommy Thayer
October 11th, 2011
02:25 PM ET

Kiss, Inc.: The band and the brand

A CNN exclusive: Poppy Harlow goes inside the world of KISS – the band and the brand. From coffins to comic books to condoms, KISS has licensed about 3,000 pieces of merchandise, more than any other band.

CNN's Poppy Harlow interviews Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley at their homes in Los Angeles, talks to the entire band at their studio, then accompanies KISS to Oshkosh, Wisconsin for a rock concert before nearly 30,000 fans. This is KISS like you’ve never seen before.

CNN Presents “Kiss Inc.,” an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the band and the brand on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 8 pm and 11 pm ET.


Filed under: Gene Simmons • KISS • Poppy Harlow
Gene Simmons weds longtime girlfriend
KISS performs in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
October 3rd, 2011
05:18 PM ET

Gene Simmons weds longtime girlfriend

After more than two decades together, KISS bassist Gene Simmons has married his longtime girlfriend, according to his publicist.

Simmons, who is also the star of the reality show "Gene Simmons Family Jewels," has dated Shannon Tweed for 28 years.

The pair got hitched in Beverly Hills, said the publicist, Dawn Miller.

During his proposal in Belize, featured in an earlier episode, Simmons tells his love what she means to him.

"I come with so much baggage, but you're the only friend I've got, you're the only one I've ever loved," he said. "I've never said those words to anybody. It's funny, I used to watch movies where they say I can't live without you, but for me it's true."

The proposal came after a tiff between the two on "The Joy Behar Show" this summer.

Simmons joined in a joke about his philandering ways, ticking Tweed off. She stormed off the set.

"Will Gene and Shannon work past their problems and make it down the aisle?" the reality show's website touts in a spotlight on wedding episodes set to start Tuesday.

CNN Presents “Kiss Inc.,” an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the band and the brand on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 8 pm and 11 pm ET.


Filed under: Gene Simmons • KISS