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December 21, 2003

KISS ON MTV
(from Jerome)
Check out MTV's 100 Most wanted Videos (number 27 - 19) on MTV Germany today at 6 pm. KISS can be seen with "I was made for lovin' you". More infos here.


December 19, 2003

KISS SYMPHONY PAY PER VIEW
Premiere Friday, December 12th - 10PM ET
Playing through January 31, 2004

The KISS Symphony DVD is shipped to you for FREE when you order the PPV!! KISS Pay Per View available on DIRECTV and EchoStar select local cable systems Video On Demand

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"You wanted the best you got the best..KISS Symphony, Alive IV in Concert! KISS, the legendary hard rock band that brought you the #1 music Pay Per View of 2000 and has sold more than 80 million albums, rocked the road this summer with sold-out venues on tour with Aerosmith and will "rock and roll" your house this December/January. This special concert presentation features KISS performing classics including "Rock And Roll All Nite," "Deuce," "Love Gun," and "Detroit Rock City" accompanied by the 60-member Melbourne Symphony Orchestra all sporting full KISS makeup. Joining founding KISS members Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, and Peter Criss for the concert is new lead guitarist Tommy Thayer."

December 15, 2003

JOE PERRY ON STAGE WITH KISS
(from Russell Dannecker)
At Yesterdays KISS/Aerosmith Show In Oklahoma City, Joe Perry Joined KISS Onstage And Jammed On Strutter. Joe Was Wearing  A Pair Of Paul Stanleys Platform Boots. Paul Said  Strutter Was Joe's Favorite KISS Song. Pretty Cool!


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December 8, 2003
BATTLE OF THE SONGS
After a long break the opinion poll is back and we are going to find out what the most poular KISS song is. The opinion poll continues with "Peter Criss".  What is your favorite song from this album? Everybody is able to vote only once, othewise you will be punished by Britney Spears...

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Click here to Vote for your favorite song of other albums!

December 3, 2003
KISS TO TOUR WITH DEF LEPPARD?
(from Blabbermouth.net)
According to KissKollector.com, KISS manager Doc McGhee has confirmed that KISS are in talks with DEF LEPPARD about possibly touring together next year. As reported here yesterday, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has told the Associated Press that KISS will take a break from touring following their final dates with AEROSMITH later this month and will return to the road in April. A September 2004 European outing is also possible, according to McGhee.So whatever happened to KISS' much-hyped retirement from touring?


"That had to do with Ace Frehley and Peter Criss," says Gene of the bandmates who, along with Paul Stanley and himself, comprised the original KISS lineup.

"Peter is now healthy. Ace has had a back-and-forth battle with substances, and he told me if he didn't get off the road, he was going to kill himself," says Gene.

In other news, Simmons' much-hyped magazine, Gene Simmons Tongue, has apparently gone "on hiatus" following the publication of its fifth issue. According to a posting from publisher Allen Tuller on the magazine's official web site, "Gene is on tour with AEROSMITH and the tour has been extended indefinitely. With this in mind, we felt it was only fair to go on hiatus until Gene is involved in the publication of the magazine on a day-today basis and the tour schedule simply does not allow sufficient time right now to devote to publishing the next issue of GST." There is no word right now as to when — or if — the magazine will resume publication.

In related news, former KISS drummer Eric Singer (ALICE COOPER, BLACK SABBATH) played a few songs with QUEEN in South Africa for 46664 - The Concert, hosted by Nelson Mandela, at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town. Other acts on the bill included EURYTHMICS, BOB GELDOF, BEYONCE, PAUL OAKENFIELD, THE CORRS and PETER GABRIEL. People were treated to over five hours of performances by international artists, plus a speech from Nelson Mandela. The concert, inspired by former president Mandela, aimed to raise awareness of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, as well as funds for South Africa.


Dezember 2, 2003
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A very special book has just been released from longtime BRAVO photographer Didi Zill. An amazing book containing 352 pages (about as thick as KISSTORY!), incl. about 500 pictures (Backstage, putting on Make-up before the show, Live-Shots and Snapshots), filled with comments from Didi Zills meetings with the band in 1976 at Circus Krone, on Tour in 1979 and 1980, in the Studio in New York in 1981 and 1983, in a Studio in Munich 1982 and in the USA in 1990. A similar book like the legendary Barry Levine book "The Kiss Years", but thicker, in full colour, printed on high quality paper, hardcover in big format 24 X 30 cm. Written in English and German.
More infos here.

December 1, 2003
KISS ALIVE SPECIAL ON VH-1 EUROPE
(from Pavel Hromada)
Available around Europe. Scrambled broadcasting via Cryptoworks.
Available through UPC in the Czech Republic. Kiss talks about its famous album Alive! on Thursday, Dec. 4 2003, 22.00 CET on VH-1.

December 1, 2003
ERIC SINGER IN SOUTH AFRICA
(from Russell Dannecker)
Eric Singer played drums this past weekend in South Africa at the 46664  MTV/Nelson   Mandela Concert.
Eric played with Queen, Eurythmics, Bono and The Edge, Anastacia and a few others.
This concert will air on MTV (USA) on Dec 1st at 1pm-6pm-10pm  and all week long. Click here for more infos.