Kiss, Motley Crue give to theater shooting victim

FILE - In this April 21, 2011 file photo, Gene Simmons, of the rock group KISS, introduces a signature Mini automobile at the New York International Auto Show. Organizers for the Michael Jackson tribute show announced Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, that they were dropping the band KISS from the lineup scheduled for October after fans, media and the late singer's estate noted Gene Simmons had been critical of Jackson for years. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

August 10, 2012 4:55:01 AM PDT
Motley Crue and Kiss are donating money to support those affected by the Colorado movie theater shootings.

The bands said at their concert in suburban Denver on Wednesday night that they would donate $100,000 to the Aurora Victim Relief Fund.

The fund was set up to help victims and families who were hurt when a man opened fire July 20 at a midnight showing of the new Batman movie in Aurora. Twelve people were killed, and 58 were injured.

Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue and Paul Stanley of Kiss said in a written statement that they hope their gesture will encourage others to give.