Four-hour career-spanning Kiss documentary to air in June

Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley of KISS perform at The Forum on February 16, 2019 in Inglewood, CA
(Image credit: Jeff Kravitz/

Kiss will pick back up on their End of the Road final tour soon, and the long-running rockers are set to continue the career-spanning celebration with a new four-hour documentary set to air this June.

Biography, the A&E channel’s long-running documentary series, will present a two-part feature on the band, titled Biography: KISStory on June 27 and 28.

The four-hour doc is directed by D.J. Viola and chronicles the band’s 50-year history. There will also be interviews with Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, as well as current members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer.

Additional figures interviewed for the program include Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, as well as Kiss manager Doc McGhee and producer Bob Ezrin.

“Through the Biography lens we are able to give fans a backstage pass to a two-night event that honors the legacy of the rock icons behind Kiss,” said A&E’s Head of Programming, Elaine Frontain Bryant. “This documentary event is a special tribute to a one-of-a-kind band and the incredible Kiss Army fanbase that has idolized them for generations.”

For more information, head to A&E TV.

Recently, Gene Simmons announced a multi-year line of custom guitars and basses with Gibson. He spoke to Guitar World regarding the collaboration, and you can read all about it here.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.