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February 25, 2006
PAUL STANLEY PAINTINGS ON EBAY
The Paul Stanley painting are now also offered on eBay.

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February 22, 2006
KISS EXPO BELGIUM WITH SPECIAL GUEST BILL AUCOIN
(from Kisskollektor.com)
KissExpoBelgium2006.gif (15664 Byte)30 years ago, KISS first toured Europe in the summer of '76. The tour ended in Harelbeke, Belgium at Het Spoor. In the summer of 2006, Belgium's premiere tribute band KISStory will relive this legendary event by playing
at the same venue as KISS did on June 6, 1976. Along with KISS Kollector Fanclub (the European KISS Army) they've turned the event into the first ever KISS Expo in Belgium. Legendary KISS manager Bill Aucoin will be the
very special guest, answering your questions, signing autographs and posing for photos. Mr. Aucoin was KISS' manager from August '73 uptill April '82.

International KISS dealers will offer you the best in vintage and new KISS merchandise, local band Dirty City will be playing some KISS classics in their very own style, while KISStory will be taking the stage at 21:00
hours and pull out all stops with all the KISS classics, lots of pyro and fireworks and everything else you'd expect from a KISS show. Tickets are only 10 euro (pre-sale) and can be ordered via www.kisstory.be. For additional information, please check out www.kisskollector.com.

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February 22, 2006

KISS FANS FILM
(from Shawn Fox)
Hey Everyone at KISS NEWS...I just wanted to spread the word about a documentary film I am working on about KISS FANS. Being a kiss fan/collector for 25 years and founder of the kiss tribute band KISSTORY i thought about making a documentary film that would really capture what it's like to be part of the kiss army,not the celebrities but the REAL kiss fans. The film will feature fans from all over the world using personal footage and newly filmed interviews. I am looking for anyone that has any personal footage they shot of meet and greet appearances,personal kiss rooms,expo's,fan interviews,etc...or if your in a kiss tribute band and want to be included. There will be NO KISS PERFORMANCES or COPYRIGHTED material included in the film. I'd also like to locate as many fan pictures as possible of themselves with kiss or any member of the band past or present to include in the film as well. This documentary is a movie about the fans...by the fans...for the fans. I am really hoping to make this film something special for everyone and so far there is some amazing footage going into it so if you want to be a part of a great project that should be done by the summer of 2006...please drop me an email at kissarmymovie@aol.com
Thanks!

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February 22, 2006

AUSTRALIAN KISS ARMY FIGHTS BACK
(from George Xirocostas)
Another year has gone by, without The Hottest Band In The World, being inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. 

The KISS ARMY, the largest rock 'n' roll fan club in the world, as you all should know by now has declared war on the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame.  

The need to serve KISS has come, so let's all get together as one.  

As you all know, that due to a lack of interest from the Media, Melbourne City Council and a decline from Federation Square Admin, a march through the streets of Melbourne and Outdoor After March Party has been cancelled.  

However KISSTROYER has kindly allowed us Australian KISS fans to celebrate the upcoming march in Cleveland OHIO in the USA ,at one of their biggest shows of the year on the 10th of JUNE 2006. KISSTROYER WILL ALSO BE GIVING AWAY A FEW PRIZES ON THE NIGHT !  

There will be 3 cameramen there so we can let the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame know that The AUSTRALIAN KISS ARMY will not sit back and accept what is happening.  

Footage of the night will be sent to the organisers of the KISS MARCH IN THE USA KISS ARMY (Paul Carpenter & Joe Apple) to show on the big screen at the event which will be on the 5th August 2006 in Cleveland, Ohio and to the documentary film maker Phil Fiumano of NYROCKTV also.  

One of the organisers of the KISS MARCH in the USA (Paul Carpenter) said in a recent interview, "The Hall of Fame's not the overriding authority on rock and roll. We will change that, wait and see"  

KISS ARMY AUSTRALIA , LET'S CELEBRATE THIS KISSTORIC EVENT TOGETHER !  

The details are as follows :
KISSTROYER

AUSTRALIA'S HOTTEST KISS TRIBUTE SHOW
3 BIG SHOW'S, ONE BIG NIGHT
THREE MOMENTS IN KISSTORY
ALIVE , UNPLUGGED , ALIVE II
www.kisstroyer.com 

LOCATION : HI FI BAR
SATURDAY , 10TH JUNE 2006

125 SWANSTON ST, MELBOURNE (03) 9654 7617 

Tickets can be purchased via phone on (03) 9654 7617 or online at www.thehifi.com.au
THIS CONCERT WILL SELL OUT QUICK SO BOOK NOW
AUSTRALIAN KISS ARMY WILL BE HEARD !

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February 20, 2006

NEW ISSUE KISS KOLLECTOR MAGAZINE OUT NOW
KissKollectorNo55-2006-02.gif (6533 Byte)(from KissKollector.com)
The February issue of KISS Kollector magazine is available now. Issue 55 includes part 1 of an indepth article on how Paul Stanley's upcoming solo album came about. Drummer Victor Indrizzo, guitarist Tommy Denander and
bassist Bruce Kulick, plus others involved in the album have been interviewed to share their inside information. The new issue also includes an interview with former Ace Frehley Band bassist Karl Cochran (who co-wrote Into The Void with Ace Frehley for KISS' Psycho Circus album), a report on the recent NAMM convention where Gene Simmons, Eric Singer, Bruce Kulick and Mark St John appeared, an interview with Tommy Thayer discussing the latest KISS DVD Rock The Nation Live!, a feature on Paul Stanley's art, reviews of new KISS related albums and books, never before published photos from the band's 30+ year career, and much more.

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February 18, 2006

PAUL STANLEY SELF PORTRAIT
Click here to see Paul Stanleys latest art, a self portrait in make-up.
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Rock SchoolFebruary 18, 2006
GENE SIMMONS ROCK SCHOOL 2 VIDEOCLIPS
Click here to see clips from the new Rock School 2 episodes.
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February 15, 2006
GENE SIMMONS CHEWING GUM ON EBAY
Just recently we stared the "inetresting auctions" section. After finding Paul Stanley hair extensions we can now find something else: a used chewing gum from Gene Simmons. The auction reads as follows:

Chewing gum or D.N.A. chewed from Rock Legend Gene Simmons of one of the greatest bands in rock and roll history Kiss..                                                                                                 

Here it is. You can own some D.N.A. of a rock and roll legend Gene Simmons. In mid January At the 2006 NAMM show in Anaheim California, Rock legend Gene Simmons was busy filming a new reality T.V. show to be aired in mid Spring this year. After taking several pictures of Mr. Simmons, he reached into his mouth and pulled out his chewing gum, he then put his chewing gum into one of my bags. Gene Simmons then told me to sell this piece of chewing gum on ebay. He then asked the camera crew if they got a shot of what he did. The camera crew replied with a yes sir. I then was approached by a member of the camera crew to sign a release form, so that I can be on television with Gene Simmons. As Gene Simmons was walking away he again told me to sell the gum on ebay.

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February 14, 2006

PAUL'S NEW SOLO CD TO BE TITLED "LIVE TO WIN"
(from Blabbermouth.net)
KISS frontman Paul Stanley has confirmed to ABC Radio's ePrep that his new solo album will be called "Live to Win". Stanley is still in the process of shopping the record to labels in various countries, explaining, "There's nothing worse, that I've seen in the past, [than] when you have a deal, let's say in America, and the company in Germany hates your album." To combat that, the singer is seeking out different labels internationally to assure they're all excited about the CD. He expects it to be in stores in about four months.

Stanley is planning a tour to support the CD, and says he'll be bringing out a bigger band than he's used at past solo gigs, "because there's a lot more going on on this album." He estimates he'll have about six people in his band. As for the musicians he used during the recording of "Live to Win" — a list which includes session drummer Victor Indrizzo, guitarist Corky James, former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5, former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick (who plays bass on a few songs) and noted string arranger David Campbell — Stanley says, "[It's] some friends of mine — it's not a 'who's who.' I didn't want to do one of those albums where you list people and it becomes some sort of a, trying to impress everybody with names. So it's a great album. Everybody loves it." Other songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Wake Up Screaming" and "Second to None".

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February 14, 2006

AUTHOR AND FIRST KISS ROADIE AUCTIONING VINTAGE KISS MEMORABILIA
Former KISS soundman Eddie Solan and Curt Gooch (co-author of KISS Alive Forever and a contributing editor for The Official KISS Magazine) are auctioning off several lots of KISS memorabilia at this location.

KISS items up for auction include stage-worn costume pieces, a Paul Stanley “stage-broken” guitar from 1979, the first KISS red siren beacon from 1973, various 1970s paper goods, autographs, and even a 1976 handwritten postcard from original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley.

To view photos of the items being auctioned click http://www.kissaliveforever.com/press1. The auction ends at 5:00 P.M. EST, on Sunday, February 26.
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February 13, 2006

KISS AT ROCK FEST
Kiss are now officially scheduled to play at 11 pm on July 22, 2006 at Rock Fest. More details here.
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February 13, 2006

KissForeverBand2.jpg (17458 Byte)KISS FOREVER BAND IN MOSCOW!
(from Kiss Forever Band)
We'd like to inform you with pleasure that the KISS Forever Band is the 1st international KISS tribute band who's got a chance to perform in Moscow - where even the originals never played!

We are going to rock the "CDK Mai" club ( http://www.cdk.ru/afisha.php ) on the 18th March, this is one of the most famous clubs in the main city of Russia, many legendary band rocked the place for example the Slade, 69 Eyes, UDO, Destruction, etc.

This is not the only very special news from the KISS Forever Band, we'll surprise you with another one within 2 weeks!

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February 10, 2006

GENE ON "WORST OF AMERICAN IDOL" DVD
(from Prattbrian@aol.com)
Just thought you wanted to know that Gene Simmons is on the worst of American Idol DVD that came out a couple of weeks ago, if you rember he was one of the judges.
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February 10, 2006

ACE FREHLEYS MOTHER PASSES AWAY
Our condolences to Ace Frehley whose mother passed away recently.
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February 10, 2006

KISS CONCERT ON JULY 21, 2006
(from www.sootoday.com)
For all of you who marked April Fool's Day on your calendar as the day tickets go on sale for Kewadin Casino's big outdoor KISS concert on July 21, you're going to have to make another calendar entry.

The Michigan Soo casino advises us today that there's been a change of plans.

The start date for ticket sales has been set back to April 8.

At 8 a.m. that day, you'll be able to buy tickets at the box office window in Sault Ste. Marie, or at the gift shop at Kewadin's St. Ignace site.

On April 9 at 8 a.m., tickets will also be available through the box office phone (1-800-539-2346) and on-line at www.kewadin.com

Tickets cost US$57 for reserved admission or US$47 for general admission.

A total of 10,000 tickets will be sold with 2,500 reserved seats, 2,800 bleacher and 4,700 general admission.

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February 8, 2006

KISS PUTTING FINISHING TOUCHES ON LINE OF PERFUMES
(from Blabbermouth.net)
KISS are putting the final touches on a line of perfumes and colognes, the group's frontman Paul Stanley said at Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy party, held at the Beverly Hilton in California Tuesday night (Feb. 7).

"They're unrepentantly sexy and a little naughty," he said, according to The Canadian Press.

Stanley recently finished a solo album.

"It's been about 26 years since my last solo album. That's a big gap. There's a lot of catching up to do," he said.

"It was something I really felt I needed to do. It was a labour of love. I didn't have to worry about whether or not it was going to succeed — if it sells 10 copies or 10 million copies my life doesn't change any."

KISS fans shouldn't worry though. While KISS members are always working on independent projects, the band has no plans to part ways.

Said Stanley: "KISS is the virus that keeps on giving."

Check out pictures of Paul Stanley at Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy party from Wire Image: Arrivals, Cocktail Reception/Dinner, Red Carpet.

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February 8, 2006
LYDIA CRISS BOOK
Production on Lydia Criss’s forthcoming autobiography Sealed With A KISS continues to move forward and the 300+ page book will be released exclusively through the author's Web site, with midsummer 2006 as the targeted release date. Lydia was married to original KISS drummer Peter Criss from 1970-1979 and accepted KISS's 1977 People's Choice Award for "Beth" on their behalf.

Sealed With A KISS
will be published in a large, coffee-table format, roughly 10” x 12” in size, and contains over 1,500 unpublished photographs of KISS during their 1970s heyday. 

Lydia continues to publish exclusive images from Sealed With A KISS on her Web site with the most recent image posted on Wednesday, a never-before-seen live shot of KISS from their first tour in July 1974. "The venue was so small that KISS had to sit their lighted logo on the side of the stage," Lydia noted in a recent update on her Web site. You can see the previously unpublished KISS photo here.

 

Please visit www.lydiacriss.com for further updates, exclusive previews, and the ongoing Photo of the Month feature.

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February 8, 2006

ROCK SCHOOL 2
The second series of "Rock School" with Gene Simmons started airing in the UK. You can see a short clip here.
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February 7, 2006

BOB & BRUCE KULICK VIDEO RELEASEDVDKissForeverBob-BruceKulick2006.jpg (38360 Byte)
New KISS DVD Internet Pre Sale at Livetojam.com !

Be the first to receive the new 2.5 hour Kiss Instructional DVD Kiss Forever!

Bob and Bruce Kulick share their technique and insight into being part of the Hottest Band In The World - KISS!

Bob Kulick's contributions to KISS include KISS Alive II, KISS Killers and Paul Stanley's solo album and tour as well as various KISS songwriting credits. Bruce was the lead guitarist for KISS from 1984-1996 and has recorded and written songs with the band as well as toured the world. His work has appeared on many Platinum and Gold KISS classics such as Crazy Nights, Hot In The Shade and Revenge.

Learn the complete rhythms and solos to many KISS classics including: All American Man, Nowhere To Run, Jungle, Unholy and many more!

for more details visit http://www.livetojam.com

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February 6, 2006

INTERESTING KISS AUCTIONS
The original Love Gun painting has not found a new owner yet, but there are quite a few other interesting Kiss auctions on eBay..

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February 6
, 2006
KISS ON COVER OF UNCUT MAGAZINEmagUncut2006-03England.gif (6426 Byte)
(from Justine/Uncut magazine)

I work at British music magazine Uncut and thought you may be interested to hear that the new issue of Uncut magazine is now on sale and our cover story is an exclusive interview with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley from Kiss. Uncut also talks to Paul Weller about his 30-year career as the most successful songwriter to emerge from the punk generation.
This month's issue comes with a free 16-track CD of the month's best music, including an unreleased Arctic Monkeys recording alongside many other great tracks from the likes of Beth Orton, Billy Bragg, Squeeze and The Jam.


P.S.: note: the UK edition has Paul Weller on the cover while the US edition has Kiss on the cover!
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February 5
, 2006
Genebeach.jpg (16480 Byte)GENE: VACATION GOERS ARE LOSERS
(from Yahoo Music Australia)

Kiss icon Gene Simmons has no desire to take a break from his long-running career, because he believes holidays are a waste of time. The 'God Gave Rock N Roll To You' star is concerned his mind would wander if he took time out to relax on a beach, so he always finds something creative to focus on. The 56-year-old says, "Young people who want to go on vacation are losers. Time-wasters. I never go on vacation. I really enjoy what I do. You're supposed to go on a beach some place, contemplate your naval and wait to die?" (wenn) (pic: Niklas Olsson)
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February 5
, 2006
KISS TO PLAY ROCK FEST 2006?
(from Blabbermouth.net)

KISS, POISON and WARRANT are among the bands that have reportedly signed on to play at Rock Fest 2006, set to take place July 20-23 in Cadott, Wisconsin. The lineup is shaping up as follows:

KISS
POISON
WARRANT
SAVOY BROWN
GEORGE THOROGOOD
PUDDLE OF MUDD
GREGG ROLIE
JOHN WAITE
SEVEN MARY THREE
GRAND FUNK RAILROAD


More acts will be announced soon.
For more information, visit www.rock-fest.com..

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Februar 1
, 2006
LOVE GUN COVER PAINTING FOR SALE
The original cover art work for the "Love Gun" album by Ken Kelly is for sale. Check out the price...


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