Saturday, December 16, 2023

Rock News Artist Of The Year No. 6: KISS

As part of the 2023 hennemusic Rock News Awards, the daily news site is counting down the Top 10 Rock News Artists of the past year.

Finalists for the 14th annual hennemusic Rock News Awards are chosen by readers: the Rock News Story Of The Year is determined by page views, while the Rock News Artist Of The Year is based on the combined total page views of the top 50 hennemusic rock news stories of the past twelve months.

The 2023 hennemusic Rock News Awards winners will be announced on Thursday, December 21.

2023 Rock News Artist Of The Year – Top 10

10 – TESLA
08 – HEART
07 – QUEEN

Rock News Artist of The Year No. 6 – KISS

KISS began 2023 on a break from their End Of The Road farewell tour, which began in 2019.

Paul Stanley joined fellow rockers Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol, Joan Jett and Gary Clark Jr. in a Super Bowl commercial for a cloud-based business management company ahead of the event’s broadcast in February.

In March, KISS announced the final series of live dates in their career during an appearance on The Howard Stern Show that also saw the group perform a number of classic tracks live in the studio.

KISS manager Doc McGhee confirmed the band will follow the success of Motley Crue by creating a new biopic about their early years, tentatively entitled “Shout It Out Loud.”

The group resumed the farewell trek with a series of South American concerts in April as The Midnight Special streamed some vintage footage from 1975.

KISS spent the summer playing across Europe and the UK and performed before more than 100,000 people as part of the pre-game entertainment at the 2023 Australian Football League Grand Final in Melbourne before launching the final series of North American shows in October.

KISS made headlines when the family of a guitar tech who died while quarantining in 2021 after contracting Covid during the band’s End of the Road World Tour launched a wrongful death lawsuit over the incident.

Just ahead of the last live performance at MSG, KISS announced plans to broadcast the concert via pay-per-view, with fans around the world watching the full and final performance by the band 50 years after they launched.

The series wrapped up with KISS announcing they will begin a new era of performances as digital avatars.

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