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August 30, 2007
PETER CRISS ON GADGETS

(from switched.com)

We're not sure if the Kiss revival is still cool or not, but we couldn't resist having Peter Criss answer our latest Switched Questionnaire. The founding member and drummer of the make-up- and costume-clad 1970s band -- the one who adopted the "cat" persona and wrote the hit song "Beth" -- recently came out with a solo album, 'One for All.' Maybe not surprisingly for someone who was big in the '70s, Criss's responses are somewhat old-school, tech- and music-wise. His favorite iPod artist is legendary swing bandleader and clarinetist Benny Goodman (Criss was inspired to take up the drums by jazz legend Gene Krupa), and he doesn't care much for video games or the iPhone. But hey, he's into his Mac, like many a musician. Check out his answers, which he faxed over to us, all-'80s-style.

What gadgets do you always bring with you to the set?
CD player.

What cell phone do you have right now and what do you love/hate about ti?
My BMW car phone – love the hands-free.

Who's the last person you sent a text message to and what was it about?
No one. I don't text.

Where do you go pretty much every time you get online?
My site, petercriss.net.

What annoys you most about your iPod, cell phone, or laptop?
Cell phone when it rings, laptop when it freezes.

Name one thing you wish your iPod/cell phone/laptop (or any gadget)?
I wish my laptop could block illegal downloading.

What upcoming gadget can you not wait to get your hands on?
None.

You're stranded on a desert island . What gadget do you bring?
A computer, because I can play music, movies, and be connected to the world.

Tell us what's the most-played song or artist on your iPod.
Benny Goodman.

Do you have an iPhone?
No.

What's the longest time you have spent playing a video game in one sitting and what game was it?
None. I've never played video games.

Mac or PC?
Mac, because it has better software for music and art.

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August 26, 2007
KISSOLOGY 2

According to Kissonline, Kissology 2 is also # 1 in Canada and Kissology 1 went 8 times platinum in Canada!

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August 24, 2007
INTERVIEW WITH PAUL

Click here to hear a new radio interview with Paul on the Jeff & Jer Morning Show in San Diego.

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August 24, 2007
INTERVIEW WITH THE MAKERS OF "KISSOLOGY"

Click here to read an interview with the makers of the Kissology series. They explain why they have chosen certain footage, what footage they have found and why certain footage was not included. They also say, that a better version of MTV Unplugged (prbably multi-camera) and the full performance from Kiss under trhe Brooklyn Bridge 1996 will be included in "Kissology III"...

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August 24, 2007
KISS LIVE IN WHISTLER

(from Kissonline)

KISS will perform Live in Whistler (Outside Vancouver, BC Canada) Saturday, September 15th!
Whistler is primed to 'Rock & Roll All Nite' with "The Hottest Band in the World". Catch this legendary band under the stars in North America's number one resort destination.

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August 24, 2007
PAUL HANGS UP DURING RADIO INTERVIEW

Click here to hear an interview someone did with Paul at the radio station 100.7WZLX. The interviewer is acting just a bit strange, so Paul hangs up during the interview... click here to hear an interview with Peter on the same radio-station.

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August 23, 2007
THE KISS ARMY RETURNS

Kissonline offers Kiss fans to join a new fanclub, the Kiss Army. For $ 50,- you will receive a T-shirt, a membership card, metal pin, sticker, pick, tattoo and a dog tag. More details here.

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August 23, 2007
ACE FREHLEY ARCHIVE UPDATE

Bill Bakers has been busy this month at 'The Ace Frehley Archives'. Check out the new footage online from Bill's personal archive of video shot at "Hammerjacks" in Baltimore MD in 1992. Three tracks in total - 'New York Groove''Five Card Stud' and a rare glimpse of Ace's guitars backstage and sound test footage are now up for viewing. Make sure you also check out the rare Frehleys Comet vocal excerpt from the 'Calling To You' track.

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August 22, 2007
KISSOLOGY ENTERS DVD MUSIC CHARTS AT #1

According to Kissonline, Kissology 2 sold 46.000 units in its first week and debuts at # 1on Billboards DVD music chart!

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August 22, 2007
BRUCE KULICK TALKS KISSOLOGY

(from rockconfidential.com)

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After the successful release of ‘KISSOLOGY Volume 2' last week we decided to run down ex-KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick and ask a few questions regarding his era with the band and footage that was - or wasn’t - included in ’Volume 2'.

The first thing that grabs me is that there is no mention of Asylum or that particular tour in the menu. Why was it overlooked? (I see the live clip of “Tears Are Falling” during the 1987 menu, though…)
It has been a frustrating thing regarding the documentation of that tour. There is very little good stuff out there.

Have you ever seen any pro footage with full audio from the Asylum tour?
I have asked fans and collectors alike, and there is NOT.

It appears that Animalize and the Animalize tour doesn’t get mentioned, either. Why?
I am not sure, but realize that some footage that exists sometimes cannot be cleared to be included. Unlike bootlegs, this is very official product that has to be properly signed off on etc. And sometimes the ownership or other issues are quite complicated.

Does the band have any pro footage of Mark St. John playing live or perhaps a show where you both played?
NOT that I am aware of. I have a photo somewhere, and not a great one!

After hearing Gene and Paul’s commentary about Mark St. John they really seemed to be unhappy with him in the band. Was his illness - although real - overblown and used as an excuse to get him out and get you in permanently?
They really did give him a proper chance but I was already hitting home runs in the line up.

Are there key shows from your career with KISS that you would like to see the light of day?
Donnington in the UK. A huge show in Canada with Whitesnake. We played the Marquee in London sometime as well. How about a benefit at the Stone Pony in NJ! There are others later than that, but I am just mentioning some from this Kissology II era-correct performances.

Hearing the commentary from Paul re: Eric Carr’s illness and passing sheds some light on what we’ve heard since his death. You had to be in a terrible spot at that time. Paul says the band was cut off from Eric and his family. Did that apply to you as well?
Yes that did. I would hear about things from Carrie Stevens. But it was a difficult time for all.

Were you opposed to moving forward with a new record at that time or was there no other choice than to move ahead with Eric Singer?
We did need to move forward as hard as it was.

Who had the video footage of Eric Carr that’s included after the credits to Disc 3?
I am not sure, but I would presume that came from Eric’s family.

You’re obviously going to be in the next volume - Revenge, Alive III, Kiss My Ass, Unplugged, Carnival of Souls. What kind of stuff exists that may get included that we haven’t seen? Do you think MTV Unplugged will see life again on DVD?
I hope the MTV Unplugged event does appear again. I am not really sure what will be in the next volume but I know it will be cool for sure. I am so proud of the fact some new KISS product from my era is out there. As you know, I meet so many fans of those years with Eric Carr and the Revenge KISS and the fans are quite supportive!

Thank you KISS fans around the world. Visit my site when you can! Kulick.net
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August 22, 2007
PAUL ON COVER OF GS MAGAZINE

(from Kissonline)
September's issue of GS Magazine features Paul Stanley on the cover! The issue includes a great extended story on Paul, KISS and Ace's recent KISS Coffeehouse appearance. GS Magazine is the premiere lifestyle publication of the Grand Strand and is available at hotels and stores throughout the Myrtle Beach Area.

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August 19, 2007

KISS RUBIK'S CUBE

(from Kissonline)
Here's a sneak peek of the new KISS Rubik's Cube being released later this fall by KISS licensee Rabbit Tanaka! The cube features the Solo Faces artwork along with the KISS logo and icon images.

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August 18, 2007

STRANGEWAYS COVERED BY MEGADETH

Both Kissfaq and Kisskollector report, that Megadeths version of "Strangeways" will be included in their Box set "Warchest" in October.

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August 18, 2007

PAUL STANLEY INTERVIEW

(from www.ksdk.com)

KSDK- Legendary KISS Frontman Paul Stanley will make two appearances at the Wentworth Gallery at Westfield West County Shopping Center.He will appear on Friday, August 17 from 6-9 pm and on Saturday, August 18 from 6-9 pm.
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August 17, 2007

PAUL STANLEY TRIES A DIFFERENT ART

(from www.myfoxstl.com)

(KTVI - myFOXstl.com)  --  He's know for his music, but now Kiss star Paul Stanley is trying his hand in the art business. Click here to see the interview.

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August 17, 2007

PETER CRISS ON THE RADIO TONIGHT

(from Marie/Kiss Forum)

Many thanks to Acejendell.
Peter Criss will be the featured guest on "The Metal File" with Mike Metal this Friday, August 17 at midnight, [ technically, Sat. 18th ] Eastern Time, on CHOM 97.7 FM in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
http://www.chom.com/shows/metal-file

You can listen to the program live via the Internet at this location. Click "Listen Now" within the "On Air Now" image at the top center of this page:
http://www.chom.com/

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August 16, 2007

NEW KISS ALBUM PETITION

(from Edward Cieplinski)

I have an online petition to get KISS in the studio to record a new album. It may be a stupid idea but thats what KISS fans really want. They always say "we give the fans what they want" that's what we want. I thought if it was reported on your website....my favorite KISS website, we could get the word out. It may not and probably will not work but who knows? I'm willing to give it a try. Here's the link below. So far there are 101 signatures (some of them bad) with no help but me posting it on blabbermouth.net. Thank you so much for your consideration.
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/thearmywantsanewKISSalbum/

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August 15, 2007

KISSOLOGY VOL. 2 A HUGE SELLER

A day after its release, Kissology 2 is up to # 23 on the Amazon DVD charts, selling much better than any other music DVD. It is # 1 on the Amazon Music AOR, DVD Hard Rock/Metal and DVD/Pop charts and no doubt it will be # 1 on the Billboard DVD music chart next week.

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August 14, 2007

KISS-WRESTLER PASSES AWAY

wwe.com reports, that original KISS-wrestler Brian "Crush" Adams passed away yesterday. Click here to see Brian Adams appearing together with Kiss on TV.

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August 14, 2007

KISSOLOGY VOL. 2

The 4 DVD Box set "Kissology Vol. 2" is being officially released today.

Click here to view the VH-1 Classic Kissology Vol. 2 TV-Special (43 min.), which aired a few days ago in the USA, which features a lot of clips from that DVD box set.
It is only released in the USA, but it can be ordered worldwide through Amazon. Amazon previously stated, that the DVDs are "all regions", but have now changed this info to "region 1". The price at Amazon has now dropped to US $ 24,99.

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August 11, 2007

KISSOLOGY VOL. 2 BONUS DISCS

(from Kissonline)

Here is the final info on KISSOLOGY 2's Bonus Discs. The bonus discs were manufactured for initial shipments only - so get them while you can! ALL 3 discs will be in the market place by the 8/14 street date:

The Ritz-NYC 1988 - @ Best Buy only

Largo, MD 1979 - @ Wal Mart & Sam's Club

Budokan/Tokyo Japan 1988 @ AAFES, Amazon, Amoeba, Borders, Bull Moose, Cat's, Circuit City, Criminal, Cutlers, Dimple, Down In The Valley, Electric Fetus, Grimey's, Forever Young, FYE, Gallery of Sound, Hastings, Homers, House of Guitars, In-Motion, Independent, The Inner Ear, J & R, Looney Tunes, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Newbury Comics, Plan 9, Rasputin, Record & Tape Traders, Rolling Stone, Salzer's, Scotti's, Silver Platters, Target, Twist & Shout, Vintage Vinyl, Virgin, Waterloo, ZIAS (as well as all stores in Canada)

THE COUNT DOWN TO KISSOLOGY 2 CONTINUES!

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August 9, 2007

KISSOLOGY VOL. 2 ALREADY SHIPPED OUT!

The first DVD sets from Kissology Vol. 2 have been shipped out from Amazon already! That's almost one week early. The official release-date is August 14, 2007.

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August 9, 2007

KISS LIVE IN SYDNEY 1980

12 songs from Sydney 1980 can be seen online at www.vh1classic.com.

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August 9, 2007

KISSOLOGY 2 ON SPOTLIGHT COVER

(from Kissonline)

KISSOLOGY 2 is featured on the cover of Baker & Taylor's latest Spotlight catalog... promoting the release of the dvd next week.
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August 9, 2007

OLD INTERVIEWS WITH GENE & PAUL ONLINE

Finnish TV station YLE has added 2 old interviews with Gene & Paul to their online video archive. One interview is from 1988 and was taken right before the concert in Helsinki 1988, the other interview is from 1992 where they talk about their coldest concert they did in Oulu in 1983 where it was so cold, that Paul had to play with gloves on and that it was so cold, that steam came off from the people... You can see both interviews here.

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August 8, 2007

GENE SIMMONS IN NICKELBACK VIDEO

Amongst other celebrities, Gene appears in Nickelbacks new video "Rockstar". Watch it here.

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August 8, 2007

KISSOLOGY 2 ON SUPER D COVER

(from Kissonline)

KISSOLOGY 2 is featured on the cover of Super D’s “One Stop/Wholesaler” weekly mailer... promoting the release of the dvd next week.
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August 6, 2007
INTERVIEW WITH BRUCE & ERIC

Here you can read an interview with Bruce & Eric while they were on Tour in Europe earlier this year.

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August 5, 2007

KISSOLOGY VOL. 2 BONUS DISCS INFO

(from Bravowords.com)

A BW&BK source has revealed the tracklisting for the three different bonus DVDs that will be available with the new KISSology Volume 2 package:

FYE and other retail outlets + Canada bonus disc:
Nippon Budokan - Tokyo, Japan (April 21, 1988): ‘Love Gun’, ‘Cold Gin’, ‘Crazy Crazy Nights’, ‘Heaven's On Fire’, ‘War Machine’, ‘I Love It Loud’, ‘Lick It Up’, ‘I Was Made For Lovin' You’, ‘Detroit Rock City’.

WAL MART bonus disc :
Capital Center - Largo, MD (July 8, 1979): ‘Radioactive’, ‘Move On’, ‘Calling Dr. Love’, ‘Firehouse’, ‘New York Groove’, ‘I Was Made For Lovin' You’, ‘Love Gun’, ‘Tossin' And Turnin'’, ‘God Of Thunder’, ‘Shout It Out Loud’, ‘Black Diamond’, ‘Detroit Rock’, City’, ‘Rock And Roll All Nite’.
(‘King Of The Nightime World’ and ‘2000 Man’ were performed that night but left off this disc for unknown reasons)

BEST BUY bonus disc:
The Ritz - New York, NY (August 13, 1988): ‘Deuce’, ‘Love Gun’, ‘Fits Like A Glove’, ‘Heavens on Fire’, ‘Cold Gin’, ‘Black Diamond’, ‘Firehouse’, ‘Crazy, Crazy Nights’, ‘Calling Dr. Love’, ‘War Machine’, ‘Tears Are Falling’.

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August 4, 2007

PEARL JAM COVERS KISS

(from Kissonline)

Pearl Jam played at the Vic Theatre in Chicago Thursday night as a pre-Lollapalooza gig. On their 2nd encore - Pearl Jam performed a cover of KISS’ Black Diamond with lead guitarist Mike McCready on lead vocals.

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August 3, 2007

MORE KISSOLOGY 2 PREVIEW CLIPS

Kissonline has just posted two more Preview Clips from Sydney 1980, taken from the Kissology Vol.2 DVD-set coming out on August 14, 2007:
Shout it out loud
Firehouse

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August 3, 2007

VH-1 CLASSIC TO AIR KISSOLOGY 2 SPECIAL

(from jpgr1972/Kiss Forum)

VH-1 classic will be broadcasting a Kissology 2 special followed by "KISS Live from Sydney, Australia - 11/22/1980" on Friday, August 10, at 9pm. Get a taste! The two separate hour-long features will be repeated starting at 11pm.

http://www.vh1classic.com/schedule/?day=08%2F10%2F07

9:0 0 PM Kissology 2
TV-PG
10:00 PM VH1 Classic Concerts
TV-PG Live from Sydney, Australia - 11/22/1980.
11:00 PM Kissology 2
TV-PG
12:00 AM VH1 Classic Concerts
TV-PG Live from Sydney, Australia - 11/22/1980.

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August 2, 2007

INTERVIEW WITH RAFAEL MOREIRA

An interview with Rafael Moreira, Paul Stanleys guitarist from his solo tour can be seen here.

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August 2, 2007

KISSOLOGY VOL.2 PREVIEW CLIP

A new preview clip from Kissology 2 (Strutter live in Sydney 1980) can be seen here.

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