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August 31, 2008
KISS IN LAKE TAHOE

Kiss played in Lake Tahoe (Nevada) yesterday. There were no surprises. Kiss played the same songs as in Las Vegas. The show was not sold out this time.

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August 30, 2008
KISS GUITARIST MOVES INTO PENTHOUSE AND PAYS HOMAGE TO THE BEATLES

(from Las Vegas weekly)

By Robin Leach
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Photo: Ana Dobrijevic
Paul Stanley and his wife, Erin Sutton, join the LOVE crew.

Paul Stanley is enjoying a honeymoon-styled Vegas vacation with his newly pregnant wife, Erin Sutton -- all built around his KISS concert tonight at the Pearl in the Palms. The happy couple checked in first to their very own penthouse condo atop George Maloof's new Palms Place tower.

It's their first weekend in the palatial pad, which has a spectacular 360-degree panorama view all the way from the Red Rock range on the West out to the mountain peaks on the eastern edge of the valley.

I toured it with George while it was in final construction and can tell you it's so amazing you'd never want to leave! Paul is a long-time friend going back 30 years now and we even share the same New York City stock broker! He won't mind me telling you that his platinum multi-million-dollar playpen comes complete with a secret outdoor oversized sunken jacuzzi for two!

Then they headed off to see The Beatles LOVE show by Cirque du Soleil at the Mirage. Before the show started they swiped the credit card for a small shopping spree in the LOVE Boutique. Paul purchased a $180 Outpost brand, studded long-sleeved Beatles T-shirt for his wife but only spent $40 for a junk food-brand hunter-green Beatles logo T-shirt for himself.

After the show, Paul and Erin went backstage too meet the cast and crew of the spectacular musical journey of the Beatles' life. He signed the stars' wall of fame with a special message "All You Need is LOVE and KISS."

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Photo: Ana Dobrijevic
Paul Stanley and Hassan
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August 30, 2008
KISS IN LAS VEGAS

Kiss played yesterday at the sold out Pearl Theater in Las Vegas for 2.500 people.

Set list according to Kissonline:

Deuce
Strutter
Got To Choose
Hotter Than Hell
Nothin' To Lose
C'Mon And Love Me
Parasite
She (Tommy's Solo)
100,000 Years (Eric's Drum Solo)
Cold Gin
Let Me Go Rock 'N' Roll
Black Diamond
Rock And Roll All Nite

encores:

Shout It Out Loud
Lick It Up
I Love It Loud
I Was Made For Lovin' You
Love Gun
Detroit Rock City

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August 29, 2008
KISS BEST - KISSOLOGY PHOTOS

(from
George Xirocostas/Kiss Army Australia)
Here is the link to some great photo’s of the new KISS CD !
http://www.kissarmyaustralia.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6239
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August 29, 2008
KISS ON TOUR AGAIN

Kiss will be playing 3 shows this weekend:

August 29 - Las Vegas, Nevada
August 30 - Lake Tahoe, Nevada
August 31 - Kelseyville, California
According to an answer to a fan latter on his website, Gene Simmons said, that there are concerts planned also on the East Coast.

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August 27, 2008
SAMPLES OF RE-RECORDED SONGS

Click here to listen to samples (45 seconds each) of the new re-recorded songs from the new album, which is being released today in Japan.

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August 25, 2008
KISS BEST - KISSOLOGY CD

People start receiving the new "Best of - Kissology" CD from Japan. It is a typical Japanese recording with lyric booklet and it also includes a Kiss Alive/35 sticker. The songs sound very powerful, Eric Singer sings lead vocal on "Black Diamond". The DVD is the same as on Kissology, even the menue, but it is country code 2.
Click here to see some photos.

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August 23, 2008
PAUL ON WGNTV

Click here to see Pauls TV appearance at WGNTV yesterday.
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August 22, 2008
GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS

(from Kissonline)
GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS - Complete 3rd Season DVD set will be released on November 18, 2008. The season box set features 26 episodes on 4 DVDs. Amazon.com is now taking pre-orders for the 3rd Season DVD.
Filming is underway for Season IV!

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August 16, 2008
VOTE FOR KISS

Kiss are up for 2 Awards at UKs Classic Rock awards:
Band on the year
Event of the year
Click here to vote (you can even vote more than once).

Eddie Trunk has also a "who is your favorite band" poll on his website.
Click here to vote.
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August 15, 2008
NEW RE-RECORDED KISS CD WITH TOMMY & ERIC

Now it is official: Kissonline confirms, that a new Best of CD with re-recorded versions of their greatest hits will be released in Japan as previously reported. Now it is clear, that these recordings feature Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer!

1. DEUCE
2. DETROIT ROCK CITY
3. SHOUT IT OUT LOUD
4. HOTTER THAN HELL
5. CALLING DR.LOVE
6. LOVE GUN
7. I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN' YOU
8 .HEAVEN'S ON FIRE
9. LICK IT UP
10. I LOVE IT LOUD
11. FOREVER
12. CHRISTINE SIXTEEN
13. DO YOU LOVE ME
14. BLACK DIAMOND
15. ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE

KISSOLOGY SPECIAL DVD *Only for limited edition:

LIVE AT BUDOKAN TOKYO, JAPAN '77

1. DETROIT ROCK CITY
2. LET ME GO,ROCK'N'ROLL
3. LADIES ROOM
4. FIREHOUSE
5. I WANT YOU
6. COLD GIN
7. NOTHIN' TO LOSE
8. GOD OF THUNDER
9. ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE
10. SHOUT IT OUT LOUD
11. BLACK DIAMOND

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August 15, 2008
ACE FREHLEY TO SING ON X-MAS RECORD

(from Brave Words)
This fall, Eagle Records is releasing a star-studded Christmas album called Metal Christmas featuring the following tracklisting:

'Run Rudolph Run'
Vocal/bass: Lemmy Kilmister (MOTÍRHEAD)
Guitar/vocals: Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ TOP)
Drums/vocals: Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS)

'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town'
Vocal: Alice Cooper
Guitar: John 5 (MARILYN MANSON/ROB ZOMBIE)
Bass: Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG/ NIACIN)
Drums: Vinnie Appice (HEAVEN AND HELL/ BLACK SABBATH)

'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen'
Vocal: Ronnie James Dio
Guitar: Tony Iommi (Heaven And Hell/ Black Sabbath)
Bass: Rudy Sarzo (WHITESNAKE/DIO)
Drums: Simon Wright (AC/DC/DIO)

'Little Drummer Boy'
Vocal: Dug Pinnick (KING's X)
Guitars: George Lynch (DOKKEN)
Bass: Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big)
Drums: Simon Phillips (THE WHO/TOTO)

'Santa Claus Is Back In Town'
Vocal: Tim Ripper Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ex-JUDAS PRIEST)
Lead Guitar: Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE)
Rhythm guitar: Juan Garcia (AGENT STEEL)
Bass: Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake/TED NUGENT)
Drums: Vinnie Appice

'Happy Xmas (War Is Over)'
Vocal: Tommy Shaw (STYX)
Guitars: Steve Lukather (TOTO)
Bass: Marco Mendoza
Drums: Kenny Aronoff (TONY IOMMI/SMASHING PUMPKINS)

'Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer'
Vocal/Guitar: Ace Frehley (ex-KISS)
Bass: Billy Sheehan
Drums: Greg Bissonette (DAVID LEE ROTH)


'Rocking Round The Xmas Tree'
Vocal: Joe lynn Turner (RAINBOW/Deep Purple)
Guitars: Bruce Kulick (KISS/GRAND FUNK)

Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Simon Wright

'Silent Night'
Vocal: Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT)
Guitar: Scott Ian (ANTHRAX)
Lead Guitar: Jon Donais (SHADOWSFALL)
Bass: Chris Wyse (Ozzy/THE CULT)
Drums: John Tempesta (ROB ZOMBIE)

'Silver Bells'
Vocal: Jeff Scott Soto (Yngwie Malmsteen/JOURNEY)
guitar: Carlos Cavazo (QUIET RIOT)
Bass: James Lomenzo (MEGADETH/DLR BAND)
Drums: Ray Luzier (KORN/DAVID LEE ROTH)

'Deck The Halls'
Vocal: Oni Logan (LYNCH MOB)
Guitar: Craig Goldy (Dio)
Bass: Tony Franklin (THE FIRM)
Drums: John Tempesta

'We Wish You a Merry Xmas'
Vocal: Geoff Tate (QUEENSRŸCHE)
Guitars: Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake)
Bass: Chris Wyse
Drums: Ray Luzier

More details to follow.

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August 14, 2008
KISS Q&A

(from Alex Fedotov)
See my interview with KISS during Alive/35 tour!

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August 14, 2008
TOD HOWARTH INTERVIEW

Click here to read an interview with Ex-Frehleys Comet member Tod Howarth.
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August 13, 2008
NEW KISS WEB PAGE

(from Fabio)
Hallo everybody!
After being in the KISS ARMY for years I finally decided to give my part in the KISS Story and open this small info point about KISS and his members: http://deucenews.jimdo.com
Texts will be in Italian and English. All info will be gathered and managed by me and will be unofficial if not clearly stated.
See you soon
Fabio Deuce67

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August 12, 2008
KISS FRONTMAN, WIFE EXPECTING SECOND CHILD

(from people.com)
Paul Stanley, the legendary co-founder and frontman for KISS, and his wife, Erin, are expecting their second child together, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.

Erin, 36, an attorney, is due this winter.

"Erin and I are thrilled and can't wait to meet our newest addition," Stanley, 56, said in a statement to PEOPLE. "We've been extremely blessed and we're excited to see what the future holds. I often joke that I've traded the Viper Room for the diaper room, and it looks like my tour's been extended!"

The couple, who married in 2005, live in Beverly Hills with their son Colin, who turns 2 in September, and Paul’s 14-year-old son, Evan, from a previous marriage.

News of the pregnancy comes as Stanley recently completed the European leg of The Kiss Alive/35 World Tour, which encompassed 30 sold-out shows in seven weeks.

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Erin and Paul Stanley
Photo by: GRAHAM WHITBY BOOT / ALLSTAR / GLOBE PHOTOS

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August 9, 2008

STURGIS SET-LIST

Here is the detailed set-list from the Sturgis show on August 4th, 2008:

Deuce
Strutter
Got To Choose
Hotter than hell
Nothin' To Lose
Parasite
She
100,000 Years
Black Diamond
Let Me Go, Rock 'N' Roll
Rock And Roll All Nite

Shout It Out Loud
I Love It Loud
Lick it up
Love Gun
Detroit Rock City


So the set-list was cut compared to the European Tour. I was made for lovin' you, Cold Gin and C'mon and love me were not palyed.
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August 7, 2008

BRUCE KULICK TALKS STAR WARS WITH MAUL STANLEY
The news blog at StarWars.com (the official Star Wars website) has posted a new interview with former Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick. The article serves as an epilogue to his recent onstage interview with the mysterious Maul Stanley (the parody hybrid of Star Wars character Darth Maul and Kiss guitarist Paul Stanley). Whereas their original discussion dealt primarily with Bruce's experiences in Kiss, the follow-up focuses on his lifelong appreciation of the Star Wars saga (and its historical similarities to Kiss). A few excerpts from the interview follow. Also included is a link to Maul Stanley's appearance in the latest episode of the Talking Metal podcast.

Maul Stanley: Bruce Kulick, are you a Star Wars fan?

Bruce Kulick: Yes, I love Star Wars! I grew up with it and I've seen every movie many times over.

Maul Stanley: Do you have a favorite line, moment or scene from any of the Star Wars films?

Bruce Kulick: Gosh, every 5 minutes there's another memorable scene in every one of the movies. George Lucas just knows how to create great entertainment. No doubt, when Darth Vader reveals to Luke Skywalker that he's actually his father, that's a very intense and powerful moment. And to see him later without his mask on... to see how freakin' ugly Darth Vader was underneath... that was actually quite scary!

Maul Stanley: So who's scarier under the mask, Darth Vader or Gene Simmons?

Bruce Kulick: Good question! Gene can be very scary, but I'd have to say he's still one up on Darth Vader.

Maul Stanley: As a musician, what is your take on the impact of music in the Star Wars movies?

Bruce Kulick: Well, knowing a little about the film industry from the music end of things, I can tell you that music is usually not their first priority. That being the case, George Lucas made the right choice in having John Williams score the films. That man is a master of the classic, sprawling epic. I thought his choice of music for the cantina scene was especially interesting. It wasn't quite rock but I think it would've been cool to have some electric guitars in there!

Maul Stanley: Have you ever incorporated your love of Star Wars or science-fiction into your own music?

Bruce Kulick: The song "Old Man Wise" by my band Union had something of a Star Wars vibe to it. Like a Yoda to a Luke Skywalker, Old Man Wise is the guy with all the wisdom, the old wizard type. With so much temptation and violence in the world, we're always looking for some higher answers to make the right choices in life. In that sense, Old Man Wise could even be seen as the wisdom we hope to find within ourselves. Lyrically, those ideas came from our singer John Corabi and producer Curt Cuomo, while I provided the main riff. There are also some pretty far-out sound effects going on in that song!

Maul Stanley: Who would win in a fight, the Clone Army or the Kiss Army?

Bruce Kulick: The Kiss Army definitely has more passion than the Clone Army, so that would give them the edge!

Maul Stanley: What similarities do you see between the Star Wars phenomenon and the Kiss phenomenon?

Bruce Kulick: Well, both Kiss and Star Wars made their big initial impact in the late '70s. They each had their run on top before eventually evening out for a while. Then in the late '90s, they both came back with a vengeance and the whole thing started all over again! Kiss hit it big with the reunion of the original band in makeup and George Lucas released the Special Editions of the original trilogy, followed by the prequels. So I found that to be an interesting parallel.

Pop culture seems to work in 20-year cycles like that. People begin to realize how much they loved something when they were young and how much they miss it now. So then those things come back, and in the process find all new fans. That's what blows me away about attending Kiss conventions. Even though I enjoy meeting the 40-year-old guy who's asking me to sign his "Crazy Nights" album, I'm even happier to meet his 5-year-old kid who is just completely fascinated by all things Kiss. Or the teenager who is just now discovering the music on his own. With things like Kiss and Star Wars and even Star Trek, they can be shared and enjoyed by the different generations.

The entire interview is available here:

http://starwarsblog.starwars.com/index.php/2008/08/06/kiss-thinks-star-wars-rocks

(also archived below)

http://www.MaulStanley.com/interviews/kulick.htm


Maul Stanley discusses his Bruce Kulick interviews in the latest episode of the Talking Metal podcast:

http://www.CaptainT.com/talkingmetal/talkingmetaleps218.mp3


Maul Stanley is the unlikely new anti-hero who combines the spirit of the Starchild with the essence of the Sith, spiked with a dash of irreverence. Drawing inspiration from both the Star Wars movies and the rock band Kiss, the so-called Sithchild mixes the dark side of rock & roll with the dark side of the Force. Maul Stanley has appeared on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and in the Triumph the Insult Comic Dog DVD. He can also be seen in the VH1 special "When Star Wars Ruled the World." In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Star Wars saga, Maul Stanley issued a series of interviews with members of Twisted Sister, Poison, Cinderella and Quiet Riot regarding their own unique Star Wars experiences. Maul Stanley is about to descend upon the realms of both sci-fi and rock & roll in a big way, heralded by the ominous whisper...

You've got Maul!

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August 7, 2008

KISS IN THE PRESS

Paul Stanley is on the cover of the Danish magazine "Metalized". It includes an interview with Paul and also 2 Kiss posters.
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August 7, 2008

JAM PAIN SOCIETY CD FEATURING ACE FREHLEY

"Black Metal Messiah", the new album from Jam Pain Society features Ace Frehley. Ace plays lead guitar on the track "The ride".
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August 6, 2008

KISS IN STURGIS

Kiss played for 40.000 people in Sturgis. Here you can see clips from the show already on Youtube.
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August 5, 2008

KISS ALIVE IN STURGIS

Almost 500.000 bikers are getting together these days in Sturgis in South Dakota. The event includes also a big festival. Kiss played their first US-concert on their Alive/35 Tour yesterday in Sturgis, not surprisingly it was the same set and the same show as the European concerts earlier this year. Thanks to Chad Choppess for the photos.
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August 5, 2008

KISS BEST - KISSOLOGY

The new "Kiss best - Kissology" CD/DVD will be released in Japan on August 27th, 2008. Reportedly it includes new re-recorded versions of:

1. DEUCE
2. DETROIT ROCK CITY
3. SHOUT IT OUT LOUD
4. HOTTER THAN HELL
5. CALLING DR.LOVE
6. LOVE GUN
7. I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN' YOU
8. HEAVEN'S ON FIRE
9. LICK IT UP
10. I LOVE IT LOUD
11. FOREVER
12. CHRISTINE SIXTEEN
13. DO YOU LOVE ME
14. BLACK DIAMOND
15. ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE


There are two different editions: the regular edition and the limited edition. The limited edition contains a Bonus DVD featuring Japan 1977 and a sticker.

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August 4, 2008

NEW PETER CRISS INTERVIEW

Click here to read a new interview with Peter Criss from 40░ 74░ magazine. You can also see some new photos with Peter.
Click here to see some more photos and to download the audio interview with Peter.

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The article appears in the August 2008 isuue of "40░ 74░" magazine, a local magazine from Jersey. Click here to buy a copy of this magazine.


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August 1, 2008

KISS ROCK AND ROLL DAY IN SOUTH DAKOTA

South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds will declare Aug. 4 as “KISS Rock and Roll Day” in South Dakota, the South Dakota Office of Tourism said Thursday.

The band will be performing at Glencoe Campground/Rock’n the Rally near Sturgis that day and will accept the proclamation backstage.

Sturgis Mayor Maury LaRue will present the band with the proclamation, which Rounds is giving to honor the band’s support of the military. The band has visited American military bases around the world.

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August 1, 2008

KISS COFFEEHOUSE SECOND ANNIVERSARY

(from Kissonline)
The KISS Coffeehouse's 2nd Anniversary Party will be held on Saturday, September 6th in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Tommy Thayer will be the special guest! A detailed schedule of the day’s events will be released soon.

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August 1, 2008

KISS IN THE PRESS

Gene is on the cover of the Russian "Rockor" magazine.
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