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KISS’ Gene Simmons Sued for Stage Fall, Neil Young Divorces

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 11: TV personality/musician Gene Simmons speaks onstage at the '4th and Loud' panel during the AMC Networks portion of the 2014 Summer Television Critics Association at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, C
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KISSGene Simmons has been hit with a lawsuit from a security guard, who claimed to have slipped and fell on the band’s confetti during a 2012 concert.

The security guard, Timothy Funk had stated that his safety was put at risk when he tumbled on the “slippery, waxy and glassy” stage floor, after KISS celebrated the end of their show at the Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana, by spraying water and confetti all over the stage and members of the audience.

Funk had filed papers in Hamilton Superior Court near Indianapolis, seeking compensation for damages, including loss of wages and other undisclosed injuries. Simmons is named as a defendant, along with venue bosses and officials at the concert promotion firm Live Nation.

In other music news, Neil Young had filed for divorce from his wife Pegi Young after nearly 37 years of marriage, according to E! News. The rocker had filed the petition for its dissolution on July 29th, and a hearing is scheduled for December 12th.
The couple married in 1978, and Pegi was the inspiration to some of Young’s most popular love songs including “Unknown Legend” and “Such a Woman”. They are both founders of the non-profit Bridge School, which helps kids with cerebral palsy. They have two grown children together, Ben and Amber Jean. Young has a son Zeke from his first marriage to the late actress Carrie Snodgress.

Neil and Pegi Young were slated to perform at Farm Aid in September, but Pegi’s name is no longer on the lineup.

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