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February 28, 2009
PAUL STANLEY INTERVIEW
(from pix 11 morning news)

Rock icon Paul Stanley of KISS stopped by the studio to talk about his New Jersey's Wentworth Gallery hosting two of his art exhibits and KISS' summer concert tour. Stanley was known as "The Starchild" during his KISS days.

As an art major and graduate of the prestigious High School of Music and Art in New York City, Stanley returned to his painting in 2005, to share the deep emotions his art conveys. His portraits and abstracts are emotionally charged compositions. He aims to maximize the direct, physical impact of his paintings through scale, texture, vivid color and simplicity of images.

Click here to see the interview.

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February 28, 2009
NEW KISS TRADING CARDS IN APRIL
(from www.presspassinc.com)
Formed in New York City in 1973, KISS redefined live performances with their blood-spitting, fire-breathing, and pyrotechnic displays. Their outrageous antics rocketed them to worldwide fame, and the band has yet to heed the curtain call. KISS enters 2009 in full force with a full concert tour planned for the US and Europe, a new record, and new trading card set from Press Pass!

KISS Ikons goes behind the scenes with a 90-card base set that includes rare and never-before-seen photos, along with quotes directly from current and former band members about everything KISS. Discover everything from how the band got its name to the inspiration behind some of their most memorable songs.

KISS fans can also own their very own piece of KISS memorabilia! The KISS Klothes insert features authentic memorabilia worn by the Demon himself, Gene Simmons. Memorabilia includes black lace-up pleather pants and a black jumpsuit. Fans and collectors can also look for instant win cards for authentic autographed 8x10 photos of Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.

The KISS Army is still going strong after all these years, and KISS Ikons includes an awesome lineup of KISS Stickers and Tattoos that every KISS Army member will love! Click here for more info and photos.

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February 27, 2009
KISS IN THE STUDIO!
Paul Stanley was interviewed on "Fox Business" and said, that Kiss are going into the studio next week! About the financial situation in the US he said that they put themselves into the situation by being blind, but they survived worse. Click here to see the interview (click on "Getting personal" with the pic of Paul).

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February 27, 2009
DID YOU KNOW...
... that there were two different Kiss toy guitars available in the '70s?

There was a cheap version and a more expensive version. Both versions are very rare, especially in sealed condition. The cheaper version came sealed on a cardboard and had only nylon strings. The more expensive version came in a cardboard box and had 3 nylon strings and 3 wire strings.
The more expensive version in sealed condition is now on eBay.

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February 26, 2009
DEREK SHERINIAN
(from rockpages.gr)

Rockpages.gr conducted an exclusive interview with keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Planet X, Alice Cooper, KISS, Yngwie Malmsteen etc.). Here's an excerpt where Derek talks about his years with KISS among other things...

Rockpages.gr:
Was there any concert during that tour that KISS let you up on stage or you were constantly behind the stage?

Derek Sherinian:
I was behind the stage during the whole tour…but it was really cool to see the guys one month before the start of the tour…I mean, during the rehearsals. I couldn’t believe that I was on the same stage as Gene and Paul. That’s a great memory…Years later, they called me and asked me to play with them on the Ramones tribute (ed.note: KISS recorded “Rock N Roll Radio”)…very cool song, by the way! It’s always nice to see the guys in L.A.

Read the full interview on: http://www.rockpages.gr/detailspage.aspx?id=2137&type=1&lang=EN

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February 26, 2009
PAUL STANLEYS WEEKEND ART SHOWS & NEW PAINTING
(from paulstanley.com)

"Dream Catcher" is the name of Pauls latest painting. It's one of three new paintings that Paul will exhibit at his New Jersey Art shows this weekend.

Friday - February 27, 2009 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wentworth Gallery
The Shops at Riverside
171 Riverside Square
Hackensack, NJ

For details on the VIP Reception with Paul Stanley
or to RSVP please call 201-488-7661 or 800-732-6140.

Saturday - February 28, 2009- 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wentworth Gallery
The Mall at Short Hills
1200 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ

For details on the VIP Reception with Paul Stanley
or to RSVP please call 973-564-9776 or 800-732-6140


Check out www.paulstanley.com to see his latest artwork.

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February 25, 2009
BRUCE TALKS ABOUT HIS UPCOMING ALBUM
(from Diamant Noir)
2nd part of ACTV interview with ESP in Verviers (Belgium), this time with Bruce Kulick. Bruce talks about his forthcoming solo album "BK3" and its numerous guests, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer, Steve ...
Click here to see the interview.

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February 24, 2009
ALIVE II/UNMASKED CLIPS RELEASED TO PROMOTE KISS AUCTIONS
Two previously unreleased clips of KISS from the Alive II and Unmasked Tours have been made available online to promote a never-ending series of vintage KISS memorabilia auctions on eBay.

This week’s footage: Amazing fan footage from the 1980 KISS VFL Park concert in Melbourne, Australia is highlighted, along with the exciting conclusion of the outtakes from the historic May 19, 1978 Alive II concert at Magic Mountain!

All 13 never-before-seen KISS video clips can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/user/EliteWorksATeBay

This week's 66 auctions feature several highly-sought after KISS items: a stage-used Gene Simmons “Bloodcup”, a Dynasty tourbook autographed by Gene, Ace, Peter, and Paul in 1979, Peter’s personal subscription copy of a 1978 Circus Magazine, a 1975 Alive! Tour T-shirt, several European/Australian CD singles; including a band-signed 1993 live single for “Detroit Rock City”, as well as dozens of rarely seen items from the Eric Carr/Bruce Kulick years!
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The 66 KISS auctions (which end this Sunday) can be viewed here: http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZeliteworks

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February 24, 2009
ESP TOUR ENDS IN HELSINKI
(from sakke 73/Kiss Forum)
ESP ended their tour in Helsinki at Nosturi. That was organized by Kissarmyfinland and the gig was a huge success. The house was basically sold, out they played an awesome gig in the front of over 700 people!
The crowd were really wild and ESP promised to come to Finland next year. What a huge victory for Kissarmyfinland! Thanks ESP and KAF!

Here is a video of I Love It Loud:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iobwaox7NSU&feature=channel_page

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February 24, 2009
ESP IN NORWAY
Reportedly around 400 - 500 people showed up at the ESP concert in Norway. There was also an Expo before the gig. Click here to see ESP performing "Parasite" in Norway.

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February 23, 2009
KISS KOMPENDIUM
"Kiss Kompendium", whatever this might be, is listed on Amazon for a special pre-order price of $ 47,25. According to the product details it is written by Paul Stanley & Gene Simmons, comes in a Hardcover and includes 1280 pages (!!). How a 1280 hardcover book can be available for just $ 47,25 is a bit strange... on Amazon.de it is listed for 65,99 Euros.


latest news according to fineprintlit.com:
Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley's KISS KOMPENDIUM, a compilation of all KISS comics featuring the adventures of the band's four superhero characters defeating evil with comic icons like Spiderman, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, and Wolverine, with a foreword by star of A&E's Family Jewels Gene Simmons, to Julia Abramoff of Collins Design, for publication in Fall 2009, by Gary Heidt at FinePrint Literary Management (World).
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February 23, 2009
DID YOU KNOW...
... that "Replay" magazine, an American Entertainment Trade Publication once featured Kiss and their pinball machine not just on the cover, but also 46 pages (!) of Kiss and lots of information about the Kiss pinball machine in the issue of July 1979? It is extremely rare.
It is now on eBay, and you can just imagine for what price it might sell...

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February 23, 2009
CANADIAN MEET & GREET PACKAGES
The Canadian meet & greet packages are a hot deal compared to the European ones. The package includes an extra tour poster and a set of picks, but costs just about half as much:

The Canadian KISS Meet & Greet Upgrade Package can be booked now for US $ 750,- and include:

Exclusive Meet & Greet with the members of KISS
Personal photograph with KISS
Autographed 8X10 photo
Official KISS Concert Shirt
Collectible KISS Tour Poster (limited edition, numbered)
KISS Tour Program
Official Meet and Greet Laminate
Set of KISS guitar picks
$ 50 voucher to the official KISS on-line store

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February 23, 2009
KISS CRAZINESS CONTINUES
The Kiss collectible madness continues. The Kiss collectors fever is reaching new heights:
A signed remote control van, with 6 days to go, has already gotten 22 bids and stands at US $ 2.000,- (!).

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A simple Psycho Circus Bootleg Picture Disc just sold for US $ 174,- (!)


And these are just two of many examples.
Now someone say Kiss are not the kings of merchandising!

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February 22, 2009
VINTAGE PHOTOS
Almost every day great vintage never before seen photos are posted in the Photo Album (see link on the right side). Almost 16.000 photos have been uploaded already by our users on board who want to share them with the Kiss family. The newest pic uploaded can be seen here above on the left side in the news as well.

Here are just two of many amazing photos recently uploaded:
(by Stud Muffin/ Kiss Forum)


1974, APR 08, Dekalb, Illinois.
Bought recently on ebay.
The white line is rope seperating KISS from the crowd.

1974, Apr 08, University Centre Ballroom, Dekalb, Illinois.
Another great pic from a die hard fan, bought recently on ebay.
Can you imagine if the pic was taken by a professional and Gene posing on the logo itself, what a pic that would have been.
More pics later today.
1974, Apr 08, University Centre Ballroom, Dekalb, Illinois.
Another great pic from a die hard fan, bought recently on ebay.
Can you imagine if the pic was taken by a professional and Gene posing on the logo itself, what a pic that would have been.
More pics later today.

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February 22, 2009
FAKE AUTOGRAPHS
There are lots of fake autographs on eBay. Gene commented on this item on his website:
"It's fake, folks. Send me the guy's name and address and we will make him pay."

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February 21, 2009
KISS AT BRAZILIAN CARNIVAL
(from Márcio Augusto/kissarmy.com.br)
The samba school called 'Salgueiro' from Rio de Janeiro will honor the band KISS! ... with the makeup of Gene Simmons in focus, as can be seen in the image below...
The 'Salgueiro' will be the second school to parade on Monday 02/23.
Salgueiro website: www.tambor.salgueiro.com.br/FT2009.asp

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February 21, 2009
PARIS 1980 CONCERT POSTER
The Kiss/Iron Maiden concert poster from Paris 1980 sold for US $ 406,-! Not bad...
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February 21, 2009
THE KISS KASKET...
... is on sale on eBay.uk!
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February 21, 2009
GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS
Click here to check out Sneak Peak photos of Season IV!
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February 21, 2009
PAUL STANLEY RECORDED THE SONG "CUT THE WIRE"
(from www.pushking.eu)
We are glad to inform you that the legend of the World rock stage Paul Stanley from KISS on 18th February recorded the songs "Cut the Wire" also known as "Darling" (CD 2003 "DARLING" music by Koha, lyrics by Oleg Savilov) and "Kukarracha" (CD 1996 "V.I.P." music by Koha, lyrics by Koha/Valery Komissarov) for the Pushking's project "THE WORLD AS WE LOVE IT" in L.A. studio.

Click here to read more.
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pic: www.pushkin.eu
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February 20, 2009
ESP LIVE REVIEW
(from Erwin Zinger/ Fury Rocks)
On our website www.furyrocks.com you will find a review from ESP playing in Uden, Holland. Check back next week for an interview with Bruce Kulick and Eric Singer.
The direct link to the article is:
http://furyrocks.com/en/live_review/Eric_Singer_Project__can_be_send_out_for_an_errand_56860

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February 20, 2009
RARE AUCTIONS
"kissdude" is selling a lot of rare old Kiss merchandise. A Vinnie Vincent doll, Kiss radio, sleeping bag, bedspread, belt buckles, Rocksticks, old Halloween costumes & masks, make-up kit, chevy van, Show beam cartridge, Eric Carr doll, Rub'n Play, Colorforms set, puzzles, lunch box, and a lot more. Even a sealed vintage remote control van. Click here to see all the auctions.

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February 20, 2009
RARE ACE FREHLEY PHOTOS
Ace has put some new photos online including vintage pics and one pic of him without make-up from 1977.
Click here to see the photos.
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February 20, 2009
GENE COMMENTS ON VANCOUVER 1975 SHOW
(from Kissonline)
The day after that show (in Vancouver, BC) I was interviewed by Bob Geldorf, who would later go on to form his own band, The Boomtown Rats. He also started the Live Aid rock charity. At that time, he was a writer for the Georgia Straight, a local paper. I remember he started the interview with something like "you guys weren't serious up there, were you." I told him we would become the biggest band in the world and that he didn't understand what rock and roll was.

It was clear we had a different point of view. Years later, when I finally got to see his band, the Boomtown Rats, I remember thinking: "..he can't be serious up there..." They soon broke up.

KISS? We're celebrating our 35th Anniversary!

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February 19, 2009
ERIC SINGER TALKS ABOUT NEW ALBUM
(from Fred Vehert/ http://diamnoir.free.fr )
A video of Eric Singer interviewed by Belgian TV channel ACTV during ESP's gig at "Spirit of 66" in Verviers (Belgium) has been posted on Diamant Noir! Eric talks about the rumors around KISS' new studio album.

Click here to see the interview.
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February 18, 2009
NEW KISS FOOTAGE FROM 1990 SURFACES ON YOUTUBE

In total 18 clips with footage from 1990 surfaced on Youtube. You can see the band backstage, at the soundcheck, doing interviews and at a meet & greet. The information to these clips say they the footage was recorded for the never released "Exposed II" video.
Click here to see the footage.

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February 18, 2009
CARNIVAL IN BRAZIL

(from Márcio Augusto/kissarmy.com.br)
Next week is Carnaval in Brazil !
MTV Brasil created this mask to celebrate Carnaval with lot Rock n' Roll !!!

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February 18, 2009
KISS TO PLAY CHILE

According to El mercurio emol Kiss will play in Stantiago, Chile at the Pepsi Festival at the Movistar Arena on April 3rd, 2009. Chris Cornell, Blondie, Sonic Youth Rick Astley and A-Ha amongst others are playing at the festival as well.


The South American dates so far:
03.04.2009: Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile (rumour)
05.04.2009: Buenos Aires (confirmed)
07.04.2009: Arena Anhembi, Sao Paulo, Brazil (confirmed)
08.04.2009: Praça da Apoteose, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(confirmed)
14.04.2009: Estadio Nacional, Lima, Peru (confirmed)
17.04.2009: La Riconda Hippodrome, Caracas, Venezuela (confirmed)


plus:
13.07.2009: The Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada (confirmed)
18.07.2009: Commons Park, Halifax, Canada (confirmed)

more Canadian dates to follow

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February 17, 2009
TWO ADDITIONAL VINTAGE CLIPS RELEASED TO PROMOTE ONLINE AUCTIONS

Kiss News just got word, that two additional never-before-available privately owned vintage clips of KISS have been made available online to promote a continuing series of vintage KISS memorabilia auctions on eBay.

This week’s footage: Gene and Ace backstage at Australia’s Don Lane Show in 1980 is highlighted, along with the exciting conclusion of the 321 Contact outtakes, which now features backstage footage of the band!

All ten previously unreleased KISS clips can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/user/EliteWorksATeBay

This week's 59 lots include several highly-sought after KISS collectables: the Rock And Roll Over promo sampler LP, Argentina’s exclusive “Best Of Solos” LP called Paul, Peter, Ace Y Gene, Revenge and Creatures… tourbooks, several lots of in-house KISS paperwork from Aucoin Management, a band-signed 1995 Australian tourbook, as well as dozens of vintage KISS 1970s posters-including the band’s very first retail poster from 1974!



The week's auctions can be viewed here: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=4&campid=5336222204&toolid=10001&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.ebay.com%2F_W0QQsassZeliteworks

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February 17, 2009
INTERVIEW WITH BRUCE KULICK
(from Deucenews)
Friday 13th February, Eric Singer Project live in Roncade Italy, interview with Bruce Kulick
Hi Bruce welcome to Italy!

How the tour is going on so far?
"Really well, every night we find a lot of people so happy to see us.
It was two years now we did not come to Europe and thanks to the fact that KISS have just been here Eric's name is on everyone's mouth.
A lot of people don't want to miss the chance to see him at work in a more private environment than the stadiums KISS uses to play."
Yes, not to mention you, I would add!
We are in front of 4 great musicians!
Why do you tour only in Europe and not in the U.S.?
I have many friends there, which would be more then happy to see ESP live.
"The American market is too vast for us, you know.
In the U.S. tours mean to travel long distances with obvious consequences on the costs side, without considering the very high number of bands around.

Only in Los Angeles, where we live, there are an incredible number of local groups, the competition is sky high.
Here in Europe is quite different, we can condense in a few days a large number of dates and optimize the logistics that is significantly different from what's in our home land.
Then we organize some dates along with KISSKonvention, so we also do Q&A sessions and the fans are so happy about it, like we did in Germany and then in Norway and Sweden."
I turn my head for a while to take a note where I wrote the salient data of the next Bruce album (BK3) and Eric comes in, I say hallo and he looks puzzled, he turns to Bruce questioning with his eyes.
And Bruce goes: press!
Yes, press! I
feel important!
He keeps on talking
"I tour a lot with Grand Funk Railroad, which have a remarkable success in all the U.S., and I enjoy playing with them a lot and, by the way, this activity represents for me more than half of my earnings too.
We hope that there will be many people here tonight!"
Indeed. We are so many here who believe that the best KISS line up ever from a technical point of view has been the one with you and Eric!
"Thank you!"
So how the work is going with your new album?
"Really well!
I am very happy how the songs are coming out, and especially about all the musicians which played with me, it's an honour and a great satisfaction.
To work again with Gene was amazing, and Nick (Simmons) was so cool, a fantastic voice, similar to his father but more groovy, almost blues."
This is the list of guest stars to date:
Gene Simmons (KISS)
Eric Singer (KISS, Alice Cooper band)
Brent Fitz (Union, ESP)
John Corabi (Motley Crue, Union, ESP)
Jimmy Haslip (Jack Black & session player for KISS)
Jeremy Rubolino (Bruce and assistant engineer)
Nick Tweed Simmons (Hands of God)
Tobias Sammet (Avantasia)
Doug Fieger (The Knack)
Steve Lukather (Toto, Peter Criss 1978).

While talking, he handle me a cardboard like a business card with the promo photo of BK3 that recently appeared on his site, www.kulick.net,  and that you may find also here.
Hey nice!
"Do you like it?, I did it on purpose to promote the album, what do you think?"
Cool, it's nice also the idea to put on the back the photo that shows the neck of a guitar with three fingers on to form a power chord

"They should recall the "3" of the title BK3.
Actually the title is not 100% final, but I thought that the initials BK I use for years to sign and the number 3 that represent my third solo work was as effective as a title.
Also I didn't want to come out with names or phrases too fancy or bizarre."
Reading your blog I have listed almost 17 titles, will they wind up as songs on BK3?
"Let me see!" (I show him my list)
"No! Give me that paper"
(he takes the pen I was writing with and starts to tick and write notes on the list)
"I started working on this project almost two years ago and then, because of my many commitments, I had to put on hold the work, so which were song ideas for new tunes remained only titles while other titles have been added, becoming tunes I actually recorded.
Currently these are the songs just released:"
01. I
will survive
02. And I know

03. No friend of mine (John Corabi on vocals)
04. Life
05. It's never enough (Doug Fieger on vocals)
06. Is not gonna die (co-written with Gene Simmons on vocals)
07. Hand of the King (Co-written with Nick Tweed Simmons on vocals)
08. Instrumental (with Steve Lukather)
09. I am the animal (Tobias Sammet on vocals, Eric Singer on drums)

"The music is a mix of the Union sound, Stone temple pilot and KISS.
And for what concern KISS kind of production it reminds the one we had on the albums Revenge and COS."

WOW, cool, Revenge and C.O.S. are among the KISS albums I like the most!
"Well also for me Revenge is one of the best KISS albums."
Oh yes and what about C.O.S.? You played so great on it.
"Yes, but not everybody liked it! (He laughs)
And among the many there is a certain Paul
(Stanley)! Don't ever talk to him about that record!
Would you like to listen to some of the songs?"

I hide badly my enthusiasm and I go: Wow, yeah!
"OK I go to my room and I bring you my iPod ...."
2 minutes later he's back and he handles me his MP3 player and his professional headphones… I listen to:
Is not gonna die (co-written with Gene Simmons, with Brent Fitz on drums)
Hand of the King (Co-written with Nick Tweed Simmons)
Instrumental (the title has not yet been defined, with Steve Lukather)
I am the animal (Tobias Sammet on vocals and Eric Singer on drums)
And I know (BK on vocals)

Is not gonna die
The song starts, powerful guitar riff and the hoarse voice of Gene fill my ears .... chills, amazing!
The production is great, the guitar parts are woven deeply and Gene pulls out all its wickedness and his romance  ... cool, cool, cool!
At the end there is an instrumental coda that recalls exotic rhythms with echoes in the background of Gene grazing.
Hand of the king
Stunning! Nick has the same stamp of his father voice, but lower, warmer, the song has amazing vibe, and the guitars.... Great Bruce!
Instrumental
A battle of guitars which run in and out

Before I start listen to it, Bruce explain me he is on the right channel and Steve (or Luke as his friends call him) predominantly on the left one.
Wonderful, I would name it Ocean ... this is the image that came to mind while listening to it with closed eyes.

I am the animal
Tobias's voice is unmistakable and the piece is a great piece of epic rock, with Eric drumming fiercely thundering.
Bruce tells me that it was Eric to introduce him Tobias, he did not know him and he did not know what to expect from him
"When he started singing I was open mouth, very cool, what a power."
And you may feel it all on the song!
And I know
Bruce, Bruce, Bruce!
It could be called a classic BK tune, but with something more, the voice!
Bruce has made a tremendous step forward.
"I worked hard, I am glad you like it, honestly it is really a great improvement for my voice."
Bruce, I'm looking forward to the release date, have you an idea when it will be ready and how you will distribute it?
"I am glad you like it, I am very happy too.
I think that might be ready by April and then could be distributed by middle of the year, but do not want to rush things.
At the same time I do not want to tell you a date right now, when I'll be sure I'll let you know.
I do not want to create false expectations or keep on repeating that the album is almost done and then never releasing it...
I'm very proud of what I've done 'till now and I want to do things right.
Also Gene told me that it is a very high level product and certainly many labels could be interested.
I have some contacts, but you know which is the record industry situation and especially record labels, today they exist tomorrow they are gone out of business.
I am very tempted to go out with an EP meanwhile, to let everybody know what I'm doing and that the product is there, not just words on a blog."
I'm now taken by the conversation, it seems to me to be with a friend chatting and I go, well, I would no to do the EP thing; perhaps it would be enough to put a few samples on the net.
The songs are stunning; they deserve to be all at once on an album!
"Let's see, I'm still thinking about the cover and the packaging.
I am glad what I did for the previous CD, but I want to do something different this time, at the same quality level of the music and at the same time I do not want to overdo it, for example with references to my past career in KISS.
It would be easy to use even the same font of Destroyer or create links to past KISS album covers, I want to do something classy, but it should be mine, it should be BK.
I'll keep you informed on developments.
You all can leave your e-mails here
www.kulick.net/bk3 , and when I'll be back home I'll begin to update you."
Thanks Bruce, congratulations again!
"Thank you.
Let me know when you will edit the interview.
Now I must go to get ready for the show.
See you at sound check."
See you!

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February 17, 2009
MONTREAL SHOW ALMOST SOLD OUT
(from Patrick)
Just emailing to report that the Montreal KISS show July 13th is almost soldout.
Almost all 15,000 seats are sold, very few tickets are available.
I called the ticket agency that sells the tickets for the show, and they said that all the lower bowl tickets are gone, middle bowl are sold, and very few tickets in the upper bowl are left.

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February 17, 2009
US AUCTIONS
On eBay USA you can find some neat auctions again.

Poeple are bidding like crazy on a rather new Psycho Circus Zippo lighter set...

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The Eric Carr drumstick from 1988 seems to be more interesting though...



Or how about an original Gene Simmons Punisher bass, used by the Demon himself throughout the Farewell Tour? Its yours for $ 15.500,- buy it now!
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How about a real good deal? For just $ 449,- you can get an old original RIAA Floater Award from Alive II! Get it!

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February 17, 2009
PODKISST #14
(from podkisst.com)
We’ve long wanted to do a show about the KISStoric Australian tours that have delighted fans down under since 1980. Then we learned of the wildfires that have taken a tragic toll on lives and land. This was the catalyst for us to pay homage to the enduring bond between KISS and Australia.

As the bushfires continued, we saw a spirit of brotherhood come shining through. In 1998, Paul sang about “strength in numbers.” Maybe he was singing about the KISS Army, our international collective that knows no borders.

Upon learning that the PodKISSt was doing a show about the wildfires, the online KISS Army demonstrated remarkable solidarity by sending messages of hope. LoveGun07 wrote: “It’s been wonderful getting to know our Australian KISS Army brothers and sisters, and I wish them all safety.” Px74 said: “My deepest sympathies to all families and friends affected by the terrible bushfires in Victoria.”

On this edition of the PodKISSt, we’re joined by George Xirocostas, webmaster of KISS Army Australia (see our links). George shares some funny and moving memories, and provides us with information on how we can help those whose lives have been impacted by the Australian wildfires.

We hope that these stories and live rarities from KISS’ Australian tours inspire you to lend a helping hand to those in need. Below is a link to the Australian Red Cross. In the words of KISS, “Dontcha hesitate!”

Click here to listen to the Kiss Podcast #14
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February 17, 2009
GENE AND ERIC ON THE NEW ALBUM

Deucenews is reporting, that being asked about the new album and if he will be singing lead, Eric Singer said:
"I don't know! Many fans started asking me about the new KISS album, when it will be released, but I can't tell you anything about, I did not even enter the studio with them so far..."


Deucenews is also reporting, that according to the Argentinan website Pagina 12 , who did an intewrview with Gene, he said:
"We are making a new album produced by Paul, because I do not have the patience to get into a studio and stay there for six months. Who better than Paul for that? The idea is to make the record quickly, like we did at the time of Destroyer, Rock And Roll Over and Love Gun. But we must be prepared, so we are now working on songs when we have time. Maybe in March we will go in a studio and record two or three songs. The idea is to work well, little by little, we can not spend too much time in the studio, it has to be fast."
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February 16, 2009
SCOTT VAN ZEN: "GENE IS A GENIUS"

(from rockpages.gr)
We continue our KISS special feature with the 22nd interview of a KISS-related figure. This week, Scott Van Zen, composer and KISS’ collaborator during the Revenge and Carnival of Souls era remembers that time-period. Here’s an excerpt:

Rockpages.gr:"Carnival Of Souls" featured no less than 3 co-written songs by you and Gene. This record is one of my all time favourite KISS albums from the non-make-up era. Would you like to tell us a few things about that collaboration and why not share with us some details about each one of the three songs?


Scott Van Zen: Gene and I had written about 20 - 25 songs after the success of Revenge. At that point we were getting together a lot and just churning out ideas. Gene and Paul chose the songs for the CD. Hate is my favourite groove of all of them.


Check the rest of the interview on:
http://www.rockpages.gr/standard.aspx?type=13&sub=K&lang=EN

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February 16, 2009
"ROCK AND ROLL OVER WITH KISS"

Burns Media Consultants printed a Radio Special "Rock and Roll over with Kiss" on vinyl in 1976. It was on eBay and it was considered so cheap, that it ended with "buy it now"... for $ 432,-
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February 16, 2009
FIRST ALBUM PROMO POSTER

For each album promotional posters were printed by the record company to promote the new album. The poster usually followed the design of the album cover. The promotional poster for the first album was something special as it was a great unusual shot from Kiss 1973 in smoke, Peter with a knife in his hand and with an old design of his make-up. It came folded just to fit into an album. It looks amazing! It usually sells for a good amount of money and it is up on eBay at the moment.
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February 14, 2009
KISS PINBALL MACHINE

(from Christian)
As a fan of pinball machines I can recommand you this website in case you were not yet aware of it:
http://www.ipsnd.net/View.aspx?id=1386
You can register your pinball machine on this site with the serial number of your Kiss pinball machine, so it gives us a bit of an idea how many of them still exist.

The Kiss pinball machine has the serial number stamped into the wood cabinet directly below the right flipper button and on the left hand side of the headpiece. The numbers start with EKI for 'Electronic KISS' and then following a number between 1001 and 18000.
17000 KISS pinball machines were made. The numbers started with EKI 1001.

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February 14, 2009
KISS CRAZINESS

The Kiss craziness continues. It seems there is just nothing too expensive for some people.
The Portugese "Kissin' time" single sold for US $ 721!


But that's not the most expensive single sold on eBay recently. Check out, for how much the Gene/Peter Promo single from Japan sold for...
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February 14, 2009
ESP PRAGUE CONCERT REVIEW

(from Pavel Hromada)
There were about 700 people at the show. The atmsosphere in Retro Music Hall was marvelous and the band enjoyed playing. A lot of LCD monitors brought every detail to everyone.
After the show there was a signing session. Although only 1 item per person was allowed, the queue took an hour. During the show no pictures and video allowed.
Some fans could not get there because motorway from Brno to Prague was covered with snow and the traffic jam lasted more than three hours.
Click here to see a concert-review (in Slovak) and a some pics from the show.
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February 13, 2009
SAO PAULO CONCERT AD

(from Wagner Araujo & Márcio Augusto / www.kissarmy.co.br)
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Newspaper - " Folha de Sao Paulo - feb, 6 / 2009 "
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February 13, 2009
CONCERT IN PERU CONFIRMED

Kissonline just confirmed, that KISS will make their first ever appearance in Peru on April 14th! The band will perform at the 45,000 seat Estadio Nacional Stadium in Lima as part of their 2009 South American Tour.

Tickets go on sale today at 9AM (Peru Time), at www.tuentrada.com.pe or via the call center : +(511) 618-3838.


The South American dates so far:
03.04.2009: Santiago, Chile (rumour)
05.04.2009: Buenos Aires (confirmed)
07.04.2009: Arena Anhembi, Sao Paulo, Brazil (confirmed)
08.04.2009: Praça da Apoteose, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(confirmed)
14.04.2009: Estadio Nacional, Lima, Peru (confirmed)
17.04.2009: La Riconda Hippodrome, Caracas, Venezuela (confirmed)


plus:
13.07.2009: The Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada (confirmed)
18.07.2009: Commons Park, Halifax, Canada (confirmed)

more Canadian dates to follow
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February 13, 2009
NEW KISS MERCHANDISE

The official Kiss Store has some new merchandise available.
Kiss Official Store
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February 12, 2009
INTERVIEW WITH TOMMY THAYER
Glam-metal.com interviewed Tommy Thayer recently at the NAMM show in California. He talks about all kinds of things including the new album. He also mentions a worldwide tour incl. Japan, Australia, North America and Europe after the new album is out. Tommy also says that Kissology IV is already in the works, too. Click here to see the interview.
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February 12, 2009
KISS - RESURRECTION
"Resurrection" - that's the title of a new unauthorized Kiss DVD.

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February 12, 2009
2009 INDIANAPOLIS KISS EXPO
(from www.kulick.net)
The 2009 Indianapolis KISS Expo will be held on Sunday, March 15th from 1:00pm to 8:00pm at the Holiday Inn on 6990 East 21st Street.

Bruce Kulick is the special guest and will do a Q&A session and be available for photos and autographs throughout the day. KISS Tribute band MR. SPEED will perform the complete song list from the Hotter Than Hell album in celebration of the 35th Anniversary of its release. KISS merchandise and collectibles will be on sale throughout the day. There will be giveaways and contests too.

VIP ticket holders will be able to get in one hour early (12pm) and get a FREE KISS collectible. VIP tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Regular admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Children 12 and under get in free! For hotel rooms call 317-359-5341 and ask for the special KISS Expo rate. Cutoff for the special rate is February 27th.

For more info, including how to order tickets, click here.

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February 12, 2009
BRUCE KULICK GUITAR CLINICS ANNOUNCED DOWNUNDER
(from www.kulick.net)
Bruce will be making a series of in-store appearances / clinics in Australia in conjunction with Allans Music. The schedule is currently set as:

  • Melbourne - April 1st @ 7:00pm (soundcheck 5:00pm)
  • Brisbane - April 2nd @ 6:30pm (soundcheck 4:30pm)
  • Adelaide - April 3rd @ 7:00pm (soundcheck 5:00pm)
  • Sydney - April 4th @ 5:00pm (soundcheck 3:00pm)

For additional information, visit the Allans Music website.
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February 12, 2009
THIS NEEDS NO COMMENT...


... and its not even a Kiss Special...

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February 11, 2009
WASHBURN PAUL STANLEY GUITAR HOT DEAL!

The Paul Stanley Washburn guitars are now available for -70% off the list price (199 Euros instead of 650 Euros or 241 Euros instead of 763 Euros) from Thomann!
Check out the hot deals for the Paul Stanley Washburn guitars here:
http://www.thomann.de/index.html?partner_id=45436&page=at/news_msg_kiss_my_ax.html

To see the page in English just click on the UK flag and search for Kiss or Paul Stanley!

Other items like a Kiss Army strap, T-shirts and songbooks are also available:
http://www.thomann.de/index.html?partner_id=45436&page=at/search_dir.html?sw=Kiss

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February 11, 2009
KISS COFFEEHOUSE

Click here to see a video how the Kiss Coffehouse looks like from the inside.

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February 11, 2009
ESP LIVE IN OBERHAUSEN

Click here to see some live-clips from ESP in Oberhausen.

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February 10, 2009
WIPED OUT / HARD TIMES LIVE

Ace Frehley has uploaded another live-clip from the Limilight club in New York 1992: A medley of Wiped Out & Hard times.
Click here to see the clip.

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February 10, 2009
PAUL STANLEY INTERVIEW

(from paulstanley.com)
Paul made an appearance on the Jim Kerr Morning Show today to promote his upcoming Art show at Wentworth Gallery.
Wentworth Gallery: The Shops at Riverside, 171 Riverside Square, Hackensack, NJ
Friday, February 27, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wentworth Gallery: The Mall at Short Hills, 1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ
Saturday, February 28, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Click here to listen to the interview.

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February 10, 2009
PAUL WELCOMES A DAUGHTER

(from people magazine)
By Marisa Laudadio Photo by: Zen Todd
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KISS frontman Paul Stanley and his wife Erin welcomed an 8 lb. baby girl on Jan. 28, the rocker's rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.
"The KISS Army has a new princess and her name is Sarah Brianna," says Stanley, 57. "Erin and I feel truly blessed with the addition of this Star Child into our lives."
Sarah is the second child for the couple, who married in 2005.
The singer/guitarist and his wife, an attorney, live in Beverly Hills with their son Colin Michael, 2, and Stanley's son Evan Shane, 14, from his previous marriage.
In addition to caring for Sarah, Stanley has other big projects on the horizon: The accomplished painter will tour America with KISS this summer to celebrate the band's 35-year anniversary.

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February 10, 2009
MORE VINTAGE KISS CLIPS RELEASED TO PROMOTE ONLINE AUCTIONS

As promised last week here on Kiss News, three additional never-before-available privately owned clips of KISS from the 1970s and 80s have been made available online. This week clips include footage from the "KISS Day" in-store the band did during their Summer '76 Tour in Atlanta, Georgia, Gene walking through a hotel lobby without makeup in 1980, and part two of the 1979 321 Contact outtakes. 

All eight KISS clips can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/user/EliteWorksATeBay   

This footage is being released to promote a continuing series of vintage KISS memorabilia auctions on eBay. Breakout items among this week's 55 lots include an original 1973 KISS concert poster from the Coventry club, Peter Criss's personal "KISS" balloon from Japan 1977, a band-signed Revenge promo poster, as well as several other vintage KISS promo posters, and even KISS LP's which were once owned by original KISS lead guitarist Ace Frehley.

The week's auctions can be viewed here: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=4&campid=5336216534&toolid=10001&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.ebay.com%2F_W0QQsassZeliteworks

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February 10, 2009
ESP IN UDEN

(from Anton Lenders)
Here’s the link of the video of ESP at de Pul in Uden.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKoM1lCHAic
I guess there were about 250 people at the show. The atmsosphere was good and the band enjoyed playing.
After the show there was a signing session. Only 1 item per person allowed.
Also during the show no pictures and video allowed.

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February 10, 2009
THE CRAZINESS CONTINUES...

What might a guitar pick be worth from Paul Stanley, used last year in Sturgis? How much are people bidding for a new pick? Have a guess...
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February 9, 2009
KISS TO PLAY MONTREAL

It is officially confirmed, that Kiss will be playing on Monday, July 13th at The Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec (Canada).

The South American dates so far:

03.04.2009: Santiago, Chile (rumour)
05.04.2009: Buenos Aires (confirmed)
07.04.2009: Arena Anhembi, Sao Paulo, Brazil (confirmed)
08.04.2009: Praça da Apoteose, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(confirmed)
14.04.2009: Estadio Nacional, Lima, Peru (rumour)
17.04.2009: La Riconda Hippodrome, Caracas, Venezuela (confirmed)


plus:
13.07.2009: The Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada (confirmed)
18.07.2009: Commons Park, Halifax, Canada (confirmed)

more Canadian dates to follow
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February 9, 2009
ESP CONCERT REVIEW FREIBURG

About 200-300 people showed up at the ESP concert in Freiburg last Saturday. Click here to see a concert-review (in German) and a lot of photos from the show.
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February 9, 2009
PODKISST 13

(from podkisst.com)
Join us as we recognize one of rock radio’s most influential and distinctive voices… the Nightbird herself… Alison Steele. At a time when people still didn’t know what to make of KISS, the Nightbird was one of the 1st radio DJs to allow KISS to explain themselves in their own words, on their own terms. As you listen to these 1974 interviews, you’ll likely notice that KISS were still figuring themselves out. You’ll hear Gene, Paul, Pete, and Ace giving us some early insights into their unique brand of musical mayhem. Plus, as always, we bring you some rare recordings from throughout KISStory. So sit back, relax, and listen… ‘cause it’s KISSin’ time! [Click here for PodKisst 13]

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February 8, 2009
POSTER MAGAZINES

Not 1, not 2, not 3... but 7 Swedish "Poster" magazines are on eBay in Australia, two of them are even Kiss Specials...

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February 8, 2009
KISS TRIBUTE ALBUM FOR FREE DOWNLOAD

The new Kiss Tribute Album "Music from the Faq Vol.III" is available for free download. You can also download a cover. You can also download Vol. I and II, also for free. Here is the link: http://www.musicfromthefaq.info/tracks-volume-three.php

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February 8, 2009
KISS TRIBUTE ALBUM FOR FREE DOWNLOAD

The new Kiss Tribute Album "Music from the Faq Vol.III" is available for free download. You can also download a cover. You can also download Vol. I and II, also for free. Here is the link: http://www.musicfromthefaq.info/tracks-volume-three.php

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February 8, 2009
ESP LIVE

"Watchin' you" from the soundcheck in Kaiserslautern was uploaded on Youtube. Click here to watch the clip.

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February 7, 2009
ESP TOURSTART IN KAISERSLAUTERN

Yesterday ESP started their European tour in Kaiserslautern. Before the show there was an Expo, where about 100 people showed up. At the Q&A it was said, that Pauls daughter was born last week and she is doing fine. About 700 people turned up to see the concert with the following set-list:

Parasite (KISS)
Love (Union)
Under My Wheels (Alice Cooper)
Unholy (Kiss)
Live Wire (Mötley Crüe)
Domino (KISS)
Highway Star (Deep Purple)
Master and Slave (KISS)
Power To The Music (Mötley Crüe)
I Wanna Be (Union)
Man in the Moon (Scream)
Helter Skelter (Beatles)
Ace of Spades (Motorhead)
I Love It Loud (KISS)
Black Diamond (KISS)
Tie Your Mother Down (Queen)

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February 7, 2009
PORTUGESE "KISSIN' TIME" SINGLE

A hightlight for every collector: the Portrugese Kissin' time 7" single has just been listed on eBay! Yes! It was released in Portugal with a great picture sleeve!


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February 7, 2009
WHAT'S THIS?

Some people might have wondered already what this might be:


This is a cartridge for a showbeam (push button projector). It recently sold on eBay for $ 212,-. But what is this? If you click on the picture it quite explains what it is in the auction.

To view the photos from the cartridge you need a showbeam projector. It projects the photos on a wall.

Just the showbeam projector alone sold on eBay for $ 122,-

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February 7, 2009
AUCTIONS GONE CRAZY

Check out the recently ended auctions, updated yesterday here just above the news section on this site. Here's a few more:

The auction for the German Kiss pinball machine had over 4.500 views, 67 (!) bids and finally sold for 2.110 Euros,-
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set Mego dolls 1978 for $ 811,-


set Halloween costumes for $ 500,-


signed Ace Frehley business card for $ 356,-



Creatures tourbook for $ 295,-



2001 Alive! NECA gold record card set for $ 250,-



belt buckle for $ 225,-

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Aussie beach towel for $ 214,-



showbeam for $ 212,-



empty Mego doll box 1978 for $ 152,-



Revenge tourbook for $ 152,-
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Peter Halloween costume for $ 132,-


showbeam projector for $ 122,-


Spanish Disco Express mag 1975 for $ 122,-


Sonido magazine Mexico for $ 107,-


Mexican Conecte Special for $ 71,-

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February 7, 2009
DID YOU KNOW...

... that there was a Japanese promotional 7" single that had Gene Simmons' "Radioactive" on one sind and Peter Criss' "Don't you let me down" on the other? A double A-side promo so to speak. The single came with both - the Gene and also the Peter cover. There was also one with Ace nad Paul.
The Gene/Peter single is on eBay at the moment. Collectors know this promo single is almost impossible to get. And it reflects in the starting price...
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February 7, 2009
REMEMBERING MARK ST. JOHN

(from www.deucenews.jimdo.com)
Hi everybody
Today is the birthday of Mark St. John.
I wanted to remember him, so thanks to his sister Kathleen I have the pleasure and the honour to publish this exclusive interview with her, talking about his late brother Mark.


Hi Kathleen, thank you again to have accepted my request.
Reading some of the few past interviews I realised how Mark was really modest about his success and really into the importance of human relationship.
"So fortunately in my life I had people around me who supported me and pushed me and kept me going because if I hadn't had that support I probably wouldn't be doing this. They pushed me to a point where it became a business. And that way there was some long term and short term goals involved, like the whole family type of thing." (Strike 46)
How do you recollect his efforts at those times to become a number 1?
Mark was a perfectionist. He studied all types of music. Beethoven, Mozart, different cultures, ect. He practiced all the time. 24/7 He breathed, lived and probably dreamed about guitar.


Mark was really a talented musicians, he might play any kind of strings instruments from violin to ukulele, not talking about any sort of guitars or basses.


I guess you listened him playing all this sort of things, which was according to your personal tastes the instruments that better fitted his style and his being?


Mark was truly versatile in playing String Instruments. Everything he played he played with perfection. My favourite would be the Gibson SG Doubleneck guitar. (before KISS) and in his last years the Sitar and the Acoustic.


Mark joined KISS by June 1984 and he was out of the band by end of November.
On December 8, 1984 he was officially replaced by Bruce Kulick.
Mark was a very nice guy and very honest and simple.
History tells us Paul Stanley did not like his work on the Animalize demos, but he was also the one who brought Mark in.
What do you think caused the will to put him out of the band?


Mark was a progressive player.  I believe Paul Stanley was impressed by his talent when he hired him but when they actually began to play Marks Chops were a bit too much for Paul.


Soon after Mark departed from KISS he formed White Tiger which did really well being an independent release, but unfortunately they did not get the right credit soon after.
He also joined another ex KISS member in the late '90, Peter Criss.
They played only once together live if I remember well.
What can you tell us about this period in Mark life?


Mark and Peter got along great.  Peter Criss was a sweet heart.  He would come to our house and rehearse and on occasion stay for dinner. It was a time of creativity and exploration.  Without the pressure and limitations from KISS.


Have you or some member of your family the demos Mark recorded and have you ever took into consideration to get them published?

My Brother Michael is the keeper of those.  I'm not sure what will happen with them. There are some Michael played bass on.  If something does develop it would be amazing.  His style was his own. A truly gifted player.
If you get a chance to listen to his last instrumental CD called the "Magic Bullet Theory" its mind blowing.  He played all the string instruments on the CD.


Kathleen, really really thank you to have been so kind with me over this chat.
One last question, how you would like the KISS fans remember your brother Mark?


As a great Guitar Player that loved to play for his Fans with all his heart and soul. Music was his life till the very end.  (He died while he was repairing a guitar for a local musician)  We miss him terribly but would like to believe that he's up there Rockin with all the great musicians and having one hell of a time. 
RIP Mark Leslie Norton (St.John)

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February 7, 2009
KISS CONCERT IN VENEZUELA CONFIRMED

Kiss have confirmed their concert in Venezuela, but it will take place on April 17th (not April 16th as it was rumoured) at La Riconda Hippodrome in Caracas. More infos here. Tickets are available here.

The South American dates so far:
03.04.2009: Santiago, Chile (rumour)
05.04.2009: Buenos Aires (confirmed)
07.04.2009: Arena Anhembi, Sao Paulo, Brazil (confirmed)
08.04.2009: Praça da Apoteose, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(confirmed)
15.04.2009: Estadio Nacional, Lima, Peru (rumour)
17.04.2009: La Riconda Hippodrome, Caracas, Venezuela (confirmed)


plus:
18.07.2009: Halifax, Canada (confirmed)

more Canadian dates to follow
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February 7, 2009
GENE SIMMONS INTRODUCING CLOTHING LINE

(from Youtube/lasvegasweekly)
Rock music legend and business mogul Gene Simmons celebrates the launch of his clothing line in a private suite at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. At the rock star's request, Emily Gimmel interviews the KISS bassist standing on a couch in the middle of the party! Click here to see the video.

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February 7, 2009
HALIFAX IS GONNA ROCK'N ROLL ALL NITE

(from thecronicleherald.ca)
’70s rockers Kiss bringing their leather, platform shoes, pyrotechnics to Commons


The Cat is finally out of the bag, along with the Demon, the Star-child and the Spaceman: Kiss is coming back to Halifax.

Concert promoter Harold MacKay announced at a media conference on Tuesday morning that the veteran makeup-and-leather-clad classic rock act will headline Halifax Rocks 2009 on the Halifax Commons on Saturday, July 18, with a limit of 40,000 tickets going on sale this Friday.

"There’s a lot that’s been written and said about the types of music that Halifax wants to see, and what we keep hearing is it wants good ol’ rock ’n’ roll," said MacKay, who has been trying for two years to persuade Kiss to bring its pyrotechnics-filled spectacle to the Maritimes for the first time since the mid-’70s.

MacKay’s company Power Promotional Events produced last year’s Country Rocks 2008 show with Keith Urban, which drew about 25,000 people, and a series of country concerts on Moncton’s Magnetic Hill.

Members of the Kiss Army have been crossing their fingers since November, when the band’s fire-breathing bassist Gene Simmons leaked the news that the band would be playing a series of Canadian dates this summer and named Halifax as one of the stops. Over the past few weeks, newspaper ads featuring the distinctive Kiss kabuki-style makeup designs have been directing the curious to a Halifax Rocks 2009 website.

On Monday, the website kissonline.com revealed the event was a go as well as the Friday sale date.

The show will feature the current Kiss lineup of band founders Simmons and Paul Stanley, with drummer Eric Singer and guitarist Tommy Thayer, plus four other major rock acts whose names will be released in the coming weeks.

"Obviously these will be rock ’n’ roll bands; there won’t be any rap acts on the bill," said MacKay.

"Actually, Gene Simmons has made it very clear in the contract that they must approve all of the bands that play for us. [read the rest]
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February 6, 2009
KISS TICKET SAO PAULO

(Márcio Augusto/www.kissarmy.com.br)  

Ticket Nº 3 to KISS CONCERT in Sao Paulo, April 7, 2009
Courtesy: Bruno Vicaria for KISS ARMY BRASIL

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February 6, 2009
BRUCE KULICK TO ROCK LAS VEGAS WITH "MONSTER CIRCUS"

(from Diamant Noir)
Bruce Kulick, who will be finishing up the recording and mixing of his next solo CD upon his return from ESP's European Tour, will return with Monster Circus beginning March 19 inside the legendary Las Vegas Hilton Theater at six nights a month on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights with an 11 p.m. show time. Apart from Bruce, the band includes Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Dio), John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, Ratt, ESP), Fred Coury (Cinderella), and Tony Montana (Great White) as well as various guest artists, and combines their cover-based set with sexy dancers, human circus acts, aerialists, freaks, etc...
Check out an impressive promo video from "Monster Circus by clicking here.
Check out Monster Circus' page on MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/monstercircuslasvegas.

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February 6, 2009
MAYBE JUST A LITTLE BIT OVERPRICED...

Kiss merchandise semms to sell like crazy these days. No sign of financial crises. Some magazines sell for 100 Dollars or a poster for 300 Dollars, that seems to be quite common. You can find some recently ended interesting Kiss auctions just above the news. But some people take it maybe just a little bit too far. They think they can get rich by selling some Reunion Action figures. Peter is a real bargain compared to the others, 40 Dollars cheaper! Take a look at the prices...

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February 5, 2009
NEW KISS MERCHANDISE

The official Kiss Store has some new merchandise available.
Kiss Official Store
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February 4, 2009
AUCTIONS GONE CRAZY

As previously reported, the red version of the Originals LP Box set from Japan seemed to go carzy concerning the bids. The auction has now ended. I guess you can definately call this an auction gone completely crazy. Check out for how much it sold for...

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February 4, 2009
KISS SELLING 10.000 TICKETS ON THE FIRST DAY

According to Rolling Stone Argentinia Kiss sold over 10.000 tickets for their concert in Buenos Aires on the first day. Tickets for the show are extremely expensive for people in Argentina.
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February 4, 2009
BRAZILIAN KISS SHOWS CONFIRMED!

It was reported here several times before, now they are officially confirmed! Kiss will play 2 shows in Brazil, both stadium-shows:
April 7th Sao Paulo Arena Anhembi
April 8th Rio Apoteose


The South American dates so far:

03.04.2009: Santiago, Chile (rumour)
05.04.2009: Buenos Aires (confirmed)
07.04.2009: Arena Anhembi, Sao Paulo, Brazil (confirmed)
08.04.2009: Praça da Apoteose, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(confirmed)
15.04.2009: Estadio Nacional, Lima, Peru (rumour)
16.04.2009: Venezuela (rumour)


plus:
18.07.2009: Halifax, Canada (confirmed)

more Canadian dates to follow
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February 3, 2009
NEVER BEFORE SEEN KISS FOOTAGE ONLINE TO PROMOTE AUCTIONS!

Several never-before-available privately owned clips of KISS from the 1970s and 80s have been made available online to promote a series of vintage KISS memorabilia auctions on eBay. This marks the first time that retro footage of any band has been released specifically for such a purpose.
 
The footage, which ranges from the band’s first tour in 1974 - through their colorful period in the 1980s includes everything from Gene without makeup in 1980, to the infamous Paul Stanley “bandit makeup” film, outtakes from the Cadillac, Michigan and KISS Meets The Phantom concerts, to what appears to be an unreleased pro-shot from the Asylum Tour.
 
Additional clips will be made available each week as more auctions are listed.
 
The eBay auctions can be viewed here.
 
The vintage KISS footage can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/user/EliteWorksATeBay

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February 3, 2009
KISS TO PLAY IN VENEZUELA AND PERU?

It seems that more South American dates are scheduled:

According to this site a Kiss concert is scheduled to take place on April 15th at Estadio Nacional in Lima (Peru).
According to this site a Kiss concert is scheduled to take place on April 16th in Venezuela.

The rumoured South American dates so far:

Santiago, Chile - April 3rd, 2009 (rumour)
Buenos Aires - April 5th, 2009 (confirmed)
Arena Anhembi, Sao Paulo, Brazil - April 7th, 2009 (rumour)
Praça da Apoteose, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - April 8th, 2009
(rumour)
Estadio Nacional, Lima, Peru - April 15th, 2009 (rumour)
Venezuela - April 16th, 2009 (rumour)

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February 3, 2009
KISS CONCERT IN HALIFAX CONFIRMED

(from Kissonline)
KISS will headline 'Halifax Rocks 2009' on July 18! The concert will take place at Halifax Commons Park in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on February 6th. A KISS ARMY Members-only ticket presale will run from Feb. 3 @ 11AM-EST to Feb. 5 @ 6PM-EST on KOL.

Both general admission and VIP tickets will be available. The VIP ticket area is special bleacher seating with a fantastic view, private VIP washrooms, catering and bar service.

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February 2, 2009
KISS POSTER

This huge vintage US Kiss poster from 1976 sold on eBay USA for 305 Dollars (238 Euro)!
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Some smart people also check out eBay Germany and get the same poster for just 35 Euros!
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eBay Germany always good for a good deal! The best and most interesting auctions are always mentioned here on this site!
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February 2, 2009
NEW KISS ALBUM RECORDED ANALOGUE?

According to this report the new album is now coming out in autumn. Paul Stanley supposedly told the "New York Post": "It's a Kiss album in the most true and classic sense - we're recording it in analogue, not digital, and writing it ourselves."
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February 2, 2009
"BLACK DIAMOND" BOOK RE-RELEASED

"Black Diamond", an unofficial biography released about 10 years ago, has been updated and has now been re-released.

Description:

Meet the band whose mythology precedes them...'Kiss' has been around for over 35 years in one form or another. From street-gang rock n' roll sadists, to swashbuckling superheroes; from kiddie show monsters to serious musicians; and, from glam rock to heavy metal and back again. Love them or hate them, everyone remembers 'Kiss'. But what about the truths behind the legends that have grown up around the band over the years? This book peels back the myths and stories for fans, non-fans and the curious alike. Eight years in the making, the first edition of "Black Diamond" took the book industry by surprise. Here was the real and complete history of the band from before it was even called 'Kiss', to the triumphant return of the original line-up, to the concert stage in 1996. Ten years later 'Kiss' is still in the news. In this fully updated "10th Anniversary Edition" Dale Sherman takes a look at the changing world of rock music from the early 1970's to the present day and what


The book is currently available at Amazon for a special price.

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February 1, 2009
KISS SALES/TRADES CATEGORY ADDED TO DN'S WEBLOG

You now can post all of your KISS ads on DN! To do this, just use the text editor in [read the rest]

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