Kiss

Honestly, I'm a Little Bummed KISS Got in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Danko Jones | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada Music
Danko Jones

Look, Paul, Gene, Peter, Ace, Bruce, Vinnie, Mark, Tommy and the two Erics, I'm glad you guys are getting inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Congratulations, fellows. You all deserve it. I know you need to do this and I know, regardless of its staff, the hall induction is most esteemed but who am I gonna champion as my outsider/popular band now?

Inspiring Musicians Who Beat Breast Cancer

HuffPost Canada Music | Alina Kulesh | Posted 10.09.2013 | Canada Music

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and organizations all over the world -- like the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation -- work hard to r...

Does a Band Rock Harder With Makeup, Or Without?

Danko Jones | Posted 10.16.2013 | Canada Music
Danko Jones

The first time I heard Eddie Van Halen I finally relented and gave in to the notion that you didn't need to wear make-up, fancy clothes or assume some otherworldly alter ego to be taken seriously as a band. As the years passed, most bands, including Kiss, ceded to the idea of dressing down to give more credence to the music over spectacle and let it do the talking.

Meeting a Muse: Sitting Down With Kiss' "Beth"

Danko Jones | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Music
Danko Jones

The desire to meet the subjects of beloved songs is assuredly a quest to understand the singer who sang about them. It's also kinda nuts. I met Beth. As in the Beth in that song, "Beth" by the rock band Kiss off their album Destroyer. It was Lydia -- Lydia Criss -- and I met her.

My Favourite T-Shirt Says a lot About Me

Danko Jones | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada Music
Danko Jones

Oh T-shirts, how I love thee! They have the ability to keep gas in the tank of a band's van and put a meal in front of them while out on the road. Working in an industry that doesn't require one to wear a suit and tie or a uniform with a name tag means there sometimes needs to be other superficial ways to check credibility, status and taste. There are certain shirts that instantly scream cred.

11 Sad Songs About Car Crashes

Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 11.21.2012 | Canada Music

For songwriters, there's something especially enticing and gruesome about a vehicular crash. From the sweet-sounding drag-race death tunes of the '60s...

I Love You, KISS, But Your Stage Names Suck

Danko Jones | Posted 12.12.2012 | Canada Music
Danko Jones

Whatever side of the fence you're on when it comes to KISS is of no matter. KISS are an undeniable tour de force, more popular than ever, with their 20th studio album, Monster released this week. But there's always one thing that's bothered me about the band: for a band that strove to be larger than life, they sure as hell chose pretty dull stage names.

I Feel For You, Billie Joe, But Why'd You Smash Your Guitar?

Danko Jones | Posted 12.05.2012 | Canada Music
Danko Jones

After Billie Joe Armstrong's now-viral on-stage meltdown, the Green Day camp quickly went into clean-up mode and put out a press release stating Armstrong had entered rehab. To me it really seemed like a genuine meltdown and I can only empathize. However, there was one thing that bothered me about the whole thing: at the end of the meltdown Armstrong and his bandmate, bassist, Mike Dirnt both smashed their guitars...

How To Get Creative With Your Kisses

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.04.2012 | Canada Living

Suck. Kiss. Release. Repeat. It's that easy. It's that exchange between two lips that can sometimes be super awkward or super sloppy. The key to t...

Kissing For The World: The Best Lip Locks In Public

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.13.2012 | Canada Living

No matter how lovestruck a couple might be, there's an important divide that comes up rather quickly in a relationship -- to kiss in public, or keep a...

12 Easy Ways to Please Your Lover

Lisa Borden | Posted 03.20.2012 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

Don't get caught up in the commercial side of Valentine's Day. It's not about buying chlorine-bleached paper, printed with toxic inks. It can be a day to make it extra known to those you love. It's even acceptable to be a cheap date, if you pull out enough love and put in enough thought.