Craigslist has brought us a great many wonderful things, and now this: A 1970 Volkswagen Beetle, heavily modified to resemble KISS bassist Gene Simmons. All it takes is $10,000 and an open mind.
Gene Simmons has a lot more going on upstairs than you might think. In a recent interview with Industry Gamers, the legendary long-tongued bassist for KISS showed his business accumen while discussing the various projects he's working on, including a digital translation service called Orstbo (did you know Simmons speaks five languages? Crazy!). Dear to his heart is an effort to take the KISS brand to places it has never been before, such as a Hello Kitty line and appearing in Archie Comics. However, Simmons dropped a real bunker buster by saying that he's working on an Angry Birds deal. Yes, that Angry Birds.
Comics Artist Steve Lieber’s Foray Into 4chan Presents a Refreshing Alternative in the Copyright Debate
Earlier this week, KISS singer Gene Simmons kicked a proverbial beehive when he threatened to hunt down and print the names and pictures of people who had attacked his website in the midst of an anti-RIAA protest, saying that he'd send their "little butts [to] jail, right next to someone who’s been there for years and is looking for a new girl friend." The end result: A longer, nastier wave of attacks. It's instructive to consider how comic artist Steve Lieber responded when he found out that users on 4chan's comics board (/co/) were sharing almost the entirety of Underground, the graphic novel that Jeff Parker wrote and Lieber illustrated. After getting the tipoff via Twitter, Lieber dove right into the 4chan thread and began conversing with the forumers. He didn't berate or threaten anyone, or even use ugly words like "pirate" or "copyright." Instead, he answered people's questions, cracked jokes (when someone said that his last name sounded like Justin Bieber's, Lieber responded, "It's true. We dated for a while, but it had to end when I demanded we hyphenate our names, and he insisted that Lieber-Bieber sounded too stupid even for youtube"), and, most incredibly, posted the whole comic for free on his own website. And it seemed to work: While not everyone reading the thread was won over, Lieber evoked a surprisingly positive, enthusiastic response, and by the time the thread ended, many 4chan readers avowed that they'd buy the comic to support the artist.
KISS bassist Gene Simmons has elevated a simmering spat with Anonymous to a new level after his website, GeneSimmons.com, was hit with a DDoS [distributed denial of service] attack earlier this week, bringing the site down. Simmons' site was first attacked by the loosely 4chan-affiliated group as part of a broader campaign against supporters of current copyright laws, particularly as they apply to prosecuting file-sharers. According to TorrentFreak, the initial attack on Simmons' website has "caused some dispute within Anonymous, with the main group distancing themselves from the assault with a declaration that artists should not become a target, regardless of their opinions." Following the attack, Simmons reportedly wrote:
"First, they will be punished. Second, they might find their little butts in jail, right next to someone who's been there for years and is looking for a new girl friend. We will soon be printing their names and pictures."This can't possibly end well:
The British show Game On has a clip of an interview with KISS front man Gene Simmons, taken completely out of its original context, in which he says:
I am the voice of Guitar Hero 6.And, due to editing, very little else. This is all well and good, except for the fact that Activision hasn't yet officially announced that they are making a Guitar Hero 6. According to Game On, the project is still in the "financial stages." Video after the jump.