Sunday, June 19, 2011

Shannon Tweed vs. Gene Simmons tops the hennemusic Hot 10

It appeared to be a crazy week in Gene Simmons’ world, as the KISS bassist’s alleged public battle with partner Shannon Tweed takes the top three spots on the hennemusic Hot 10.

Everyone’s wondering if the Tweed-Simmons issues are real or not, since they coincide with the launch of another season of their alleged reality series.

Coincidence ?

The HH10 is a list of the most-viewed rock news stories in the past week by hennemusic readers.

hennemusic Hot 10
week ending June 19, 2011

01 – VIDEO: Shannon Tweed walks out on Gene Simmons on live TV
02 – VIDEO: Shannon Tweed busts Gene Simmons’ family jewels on the Today Show
03 – KISS: Gene Simmons unloads about family issues on Twitter
04 – Clarence Clemons recovering from stroke
05 – AC/DC Monopoly game due in August
06 – Alter Bridge guitarist hears new Van Halen album
07 – VIDEO: Cee Lo Green joins Motley Crue at the Hollywood Bowl
08 – NHL Stanley Cup: Paul Rodgers to play Vancouver Canucks game on Friday
09 – Bruce Springsteen issues statement regarding Clarence Clemons
10 – Motley Crue/Poison 2011 Tour dates

Very sad news in the Springsteen camp this week as sax man Clarence Clemons passed away Saturday evening following a massive stroke a week earlier. There were apparently signs of improvement in the days following two brain surgeries, but things took a turn for the worse later in the week.

2011 seems to be the year for rockers to get into Monopoly. The famous board game had just released a customized Metallica version and followed that up with an announcement about an AC/DC game due in August.

Rock fans are dying to hear the first new Van Halen album with David Lee Roth in 27 years, and Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti reports he’s heard the music. Tremonti visited 5150 studios for a sneak preview as Eddie, Alex and Wolfgang VH played through their album live in the studio; Roth was notably absent from the proceedings.

A live mashup at the Hollywood Bowl between Motley Crue and soul singer Cee Lo Green rounded out the new items in the hennemusic Hot 10 this week.

Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed – interview
The Joy Behar Show – June 13, 2011

See also:

Jun 12: Rush: Neil Peart tops the hennemusic Hot 10
Jun 5: Eddie Vedder tops the hennemusic Hot 10
May 29: Slash tops the hennemusic Hot 10
May 22: James Durbin tops the hennemusic Hot 10
May 15: Def Leppard tops the hennemusic Hot 10
May 08: Mick Jagger’s daughter, Elizabeth, tops the hennemusic Hot 10
May 01: James Durbin tops the hennemusic Hot 10 for 2nd week
Apr 24: James Durbin tops the hennemusic Hot 10
Apr 17: Paul McCartney tribute album tops the hennemusic Hot 10
Apr 10: Steven Tyler tops the hennemusic Hot 10
Apr 03: Motley Crue, Poison tour tops the hennemusic Hot 10
Mar 28: Sammy Hagar, Charlie Sheen & Eddie Van Halen top the hennemusic Hot 10