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February 28, 2007
CELEBRITY POKER WITH ACE

(from Kissonline)
Ace Frehley will appear on the Classic Rock n’ Roll Celebrity Poker Tournament premiering on VH1 Classic on Wednesday, March 14 at 10:00 p.m. Hosted by poker legend Phil Helmuth, the Tournament also features Sully Erna, Vinnie Paul, Dusty Hill and Scott Ian (ANTHRAX).
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February 28, 2007
ZACHARY "STEALS THE SHOW" AT KISS EXPO THIS WEEKEND

(from http://zacharys-kiss.blogspot.com )
The last few days were wonderful for Zachary and I. Well, especially Zachary seemingly it was HIS day. Long story, so I will try to be on target. Ok no use to ponder...here goes.

On Friday morning, we spent most of the day in the KISS Coffee House, shopping, and walking along the boardwalk. It was a pretty laid back day and Zachary, myself, and all of our new friends, in which seem like family, had a pretty fun time just being able to do whatever they wanted to . Later that evening, there was a VIP party to welcome Bruce Kulick and Lydia Criss back. Considering I had a pass, I was able to go and enjoy myself and mingle as well with them. I was very discreet with them both because I hold them in the most respect and admiration. There, I had the honor of meeting Bruce personally and speaking with him about Zachary. Amazingly enough, he remembered me and I was impressed regarding everything that occurred. We spoke for what seemed like a while to me; but I'm sure it wasn't. As the night progressed, I played it cool and mellow. I felt like even though Bruce walked over and said hello to me, not only proved that is a to have a huge heart, but he is a true and realistic person who remembers names, faces, and what matters most...in other words how you're connected and became friends. [read the rest]
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February 26, 2007
GENE SIMMONS IN THE UK VIDEOS

Some videos of Gene Simmons' recent visit in the UK have surfaced on Youtube.
Here you can watch the Simmons Family during a filming sequent for "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" at Abbey Road.
Here you can watch an interview with Gene from the Michael des Barres show.
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February 26, 2007
KISS IN STORE APPEARANCE FROM 1976

A video from an in-store appearance from Kiss on August 29th, 1976 in Atlanta, GA has surfaced on Youtube. It can be watched here.
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February 26, 2007
PAUL ADDS MORE AUSSIE SHOWS

(from paulstanley.com)
You wanted more shows... you've got more shows!
Second shows have been added in Melbourne and Sydney for iconic KISS frontman Paul Stanley's first solo Australian tour.

Stanley will now play a new show at Sydney's Enmore Theatre on Tuesday April 17 (in addition to Monday April 16) and at Melbourne's Palais Theatre on Saturday April 21 (in addition to Friday April 20). Both shows are on sale 9am Monday March 5.

The charismatic frontman, whose career with KISS spans three decades and in excess of 100 million records, had an absolute ball playing the US club shows and can't wait to get to Australia.

Melbourne and Sydney show dates are:
Monday April 16 & New show Tuesday April 17 SYDNEY ENMORE THEATRE
ticketek.com & 132 849
Friday April 20 & New show Saturday April 21 MELBOURNE PALAIS THEATRE
ticketmaster.com & 136 100 and the Palais Box Office 03 9537 2444
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February 24, 2007
ACE FREHLEY: RUMOURS OF MY DEMISE HAVE BEEN GREATLY EXAGGERATED

(from Blabbermouth)
Contrary to published reports, former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is alive and well and working on his highly anticipated solo album.
It has been erroneously reported on various web sites and wire services that the legendary guitarist had committed suicide.
Not so!
"I don't know how this ridiculous rumor got started," smiles Ace...
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February 24, 2007
ATTENDANCE FIGURES FROM PAUL STANLEYS "LIVE TO WIN" TOUR

(from www.kisskollector.com)
In the next issue of our glossy KISS Kollector magazine we’ll print all figures of Paul Stanley’s solo shows during his tour of the USA in October/November of last year, but right now we would like to run the figures of some of those shows on KISS Kollector Online. Of the 15 headline shows that have been reported to Pollstar, the percentage of sold tickets is 62% which is an average of 950 tickets sold per show. For instance, Paul’s opening show at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA (October 21) grossed $ 40,615 with 50% of the tickets sold: capacity of the Tabernacle is 2,562 while 1,273 tickets were sold. His October 24 show at the Hard Rock CafÚ in Orlando, FL grossed $ 30,065 with only 37% of the tickets sold (capacity: 2,618 / tickets sold: 970). The October 28 performance at Irving Plaza in New York, NY grossed $ 36,260 with all 1,109 tickets sold. The only other sell out was the November 14 gig at House Of Blues in West Hollywood, CA grossing $ 38,500 thanks to all 1,100 tickets having been sold. Another great seller was the show at the House Of Blues in Chicago, IL (November 6) were 1,224 of the 1,300 tickets (94%) were sold grossing $ 43,058. As said above, issue 59 of KISS Kollector magazine will feature all figures from the US leg of Paul’s solo tour.
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February 23, 2007
VIDEOS FROM PAUL AT THE   R&R FANTASY CAMP

Here are a few videos from Pauls appearance at the "Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp":
C'Mon And Love Me  - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fueDexM8OA
C'Mon And Love Me  - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lmy2WbCwzQ
C'Mon And Love Me - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf8GfTmPaes
I Want You - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlentjYHIMM
Do You Love Me - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqZqFpZ6Etg
Strutter - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B_mQ20n8Vo
Firehouse - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rDn5vmtIgc
King Of The Night Time World - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MqocFk2L_s
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February 22, 2007
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NEW ISSUE KISS KOLLECTOR MAGAZINE OUT NOW
(from Joop van pelt/Kiss Kollector)
Issue 58 of KISS Kollector magazine is available now. The 40 glossy pages include a review of the KISSology box set, reviews of several of Paul Stanley's solo shows, a report on his Live To Win solo tour, an interview with his lead guitarist Rafael Moreira, a review of Lydia Criss' book Sealed With A KISS, a review of the KISS Alive! box set, all the latest news, never before seen photos and much, much more. For more information, please check out www.kisskollector.com.
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February 22, 2007
ERIC SINGER DRUMS FOR SHAMELESS AGAIN

(from Alexx)
The brandnew Shameless CD Famous 4 Madness will be released in May with 11 brandnew songs. The disc will feature appearances by Eric Singer ( KISS / Alice Cooper ), Jani Lane ( x-Warrant ), Phil Lewis ( LA Guns ), John Corabi ( x-M÷tley CrŘe ), Steve Summers of Pretty Boy Floyd, Keri Kelli ( Alice Cooper Band ), Stevie Rachelle of TUFF & many more.

A European tour is slated for early May 2007 in the UK, Germany, Spain, & Italy. The live touring line-up is Alexx, BC, drummer Tod "T" Burr, Michael Thomas on guitar and vocalists Steve Summers ( Pretty Boy Floyd ) and Stevie Rachelle ( Tuff ).

The set will include songs from the Shameless catalog, along with select Tuff & Pretty Boy Floyd tunes.
We hope 2 see you all @ the shows, cause it's time to get SHAMELESS !!!

Tourdates are:

18.04.2007 London, UK
21.04.2007 Nottingham, UK
22.04.2007 Sheffield, UK
23.04.2007 Bradford, UK
27.04.2007 Barcelona, Spain
28.04.2007 Bilbao, Spain
29.04.2007 Madrid, Spain
03.05.2007 Munich, Germany ( Metropolis - Shameless with specialguests Lustfinger, Wagner and 24 Feet )
04.05.2007 Lichtenfels, Germany

More informationen on MySpace: www.myspace.com/shamelessonline and on the homepage: www.shamelessrock.com
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February 20, 2007
PAUL AT THE "ROCK AND ROLL FANTASY CAMP"

Check out Pauls website for new photos and reports from him at the "Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp".
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February 20, 2007
KISS IN THE GERMAN TV NEWS 1996

Here you can see a TV news report from Kiss at the beginning of the Reunion Tour. This report is from Berlin from December 4th, 1996...
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February 19, 2007
"ROCK AND ROLL FANTASY CAMP" REPORT
Click here to read a full report from Bruce Kulick on the "Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp", where Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Bruce himself took part.
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February 18, 2007
NEW PHOTOS
Here and here you can see new pictures of Paul, Eric and Bruce from the Rock'n' Roll Fantasy Camp.
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February 18, 2007
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT
Kiss are featured in the "Artist Spotlight" on Bindex.com. Click here to check it out.
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February 17, 2007
PHOTOS FROM PAULS HOUSE
In the Photo Album you can see photos from Pauls house.
If you would like to share your pictures with other Kiss fans, you can also upload your picture into the Photo Album.
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February 16, 2007
GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS
(von Blabbermouth.net)
According to USA Today, A&E has set a March 25 premiere date for the second season of KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons' reality-TV show "Gene Simmons Family Jewels". The cable channel began production last fall on 20 one-hour episodes.

A&E had ordered a 13-episode first season.

"Family Jewels" delivered an average 1.3 million viewers per episode, according to Variety.com. Show also improved its Monday-at-10 timeslot by 56% among adults 18-49 (766,000) and 45% among adults 25-54 (742,000) vs. the previous year.

Second-season antics — which will continue to revolve around Simmons, longtime girlfriend Shannon Tweed and their two kids — are sure to shock, Simmons told Daily Variety.

"People's jaws will drop," he said. Show's appeal is strong because "everyone wishes they had this family. Every guy wishes he was me. It shows how you can be happy."

The first 13-episode season of "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" were released on double-DVD in time for Christmas.

Simmons announced on his web site that "Gene Simmons Family Jewels"' first episode was the most-watched series premiere of any A&E show since the launch of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" in August of 2004. There have been 12 new prime-time series since that date.
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February 13, 2007
THE TOP 12 UGLIEST MUSICIANS EVER

Blogcritics is an online magazine, a community of writers and readers from around the globe. Some time ago they have published a list of the Top 12 ugliest musicians ever. It has Gene Simmons at # 3. Click here to see the complete list.
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February 13, 2007
KISS IN THE PRESS
Paul Stanley is on the front-cover of the new issue of the Polish magazine "Top Guitar". Paul has also been on the cover of the German magazine "Access All Areas" already in November 2006.
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February 12, 2007
MARKT ST. JOHN
Kisskollector.com has posted a recent picture of Mark St. John taken from DJ Gruno of Studio Gruno Productions at the NAMM show in 2007. Mark was the guitarist in Kiss in 1984 and played on "Animalize".
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February 11, 2007
THE KISS SALES REPORT
(from http://blogs.usatoday.com/listenup/2007/02/sales_questions.html#more)
by Ken Barnes
We've looked at the SoundScan-era sales of Rush and Donna Summer, and while I doubt if it changed any minds about whether those acts deserved induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it was interesting data.

Today we'll take a look at the other member of your triumvirate of artists most unfairly excluded from the Hall (your opinion, not necessarily mine): Kiss.

Like Rush and Summer, Kiss' sales heyday came long before 1991, when SoundScan began tabulating record sales. They sold (and their label pressed) a ton of records in the '70s; these SoundScan-era numbers will represent just a fraction of those older titles' totals. Still, it's always intriguing to see what's continuing to sell and what's mired in the doledrums.

The long list follows.

Year of release Title: Sales

1974 Kiss: 174,000
1974 Hotter Than Hell: 153,000
1975 Dressed to Kill: 166,000
1975 Alive: 258,000
1976 Destroyer: 580,000
1976 Rock and Roll Over: 183,000
1977 Love Gun: 193,000
1977 Alive II: 295,000
1978 Double Platinum: 510,000
1978 Peter Criss: 23,000
1978 Ace Frehley: 46,000
1978 Gene Simmons: 31,000
1978 Paul Stanley: 33,000
1979 Dynasty: 157,000
1980 Unmasked: 171,000
1981 Music From The Elder: 110,000
1982 Creatures of the Night: 148,000
1983 Lick It Up: 92,000
1984 Animalize: 93,000
1985 Asylum: 81,000
1987 Crazy Nights: 104,000
1988 Smashes, Thrashes & Hits: 810,000
1989 Hot in the Shade: 112,000
1990 First Kiss: 786 (hmm..., what is this, anyway?)
1992 Revenge: 596,000
1993 Alive III: 552,000
1996 MTV Unplugged: 300,000
1996 You Wanted the Best, You Got the Best!!: 329,000
1997 Greatest Kiss: 394,000
1997 Carnival of Souls -- The Final Sessions (not quite, actually): 175,000
1998 Psycho Circus: 479,000
2001 Box Set: 141,000
2002 Very Best: 433,000
2003 The Millennium Collection: 311,000
2003 Symphony: Alive IV: 134,000
2005 Gold ('74-'82): 105,000

Total: 8.6 million

So what can we conclude about latter-day Kiss fans from all this? They like hits collections: Smashes, Thrashes is the band's best-selling album of the SoundScan era, and other, largely redundant collections have solid sales.

The live albums score well, especially III, which actually came out during the SoundScan era.

Destroyer is by far the best seller of the early studio albums. Hard to argue with this esthetically, considering the metafictional pinnacle that is Detroit Rock City is on this album.

There are about 90,000-100,000 fans out there that have to have everything in CD form. Except the four simultaneously released solo albums from 1978. And Ace is still winning that battle (of course, he had the only hit from the releases, his cover of Hello's New York Groove).
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February 10, 2007
PAUL AT WENTWORTH GALLERY
Check out Kissonline for some photos of Paul at the Wentworth Gallery yesterday.
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February 10, 2007
NEW KISS KAOAOKE DVD
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Choose from sixteen different mixes to play along with voice, guitar or bass via your DVD playerIncludes full guide tracks for guitar and bass.

Heavy Karaoke -Hits of Kiss is 4th Bandoke DVD and it includes 15 songs of KISS.

Bandoke is karaoke for musicians, along with this DVD you can sing, play guitar(s) or bass and any combinations! Each song has 16 different mixes to sing and play, or you can listen full version of the songs.

Tracklist

01. I Was Made For Loving You
02. Deuce
03. Strutter
04. Love Gun
05. Firehouse
06. Cold Gin
07. Detroit Rock City
08. Goin' Blind
09. Rock And Roll All Nite
10. Sure Know Something
11. Shout It Out Loud
12. Creatures Of The Night
13. Lick It Up
14. Heaven's On Fire
15. Black Diamond

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February 9, 2007
PAUL INTERVIEW
Paul was interviewed on CNBC about his art paintings. Click here to watch the interview.
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February 9, 2007
PAUL ON NEW SOLO-TOUR AND KISSOLOGY VOL.2
In a recent interview with the Japanese Burrn! magazine Paul mentioned he might be touring in Japan in May and that Kissology Vol.2 should also be out in May 2007.
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February 9, 2007
ONE OF A KIND
Rockpages Web Magazine in Greece recently did an interview with the group "One of a kind" which consists of formerly members of CRISS. There is some information about Peter's upcoming solo record.
Here is the link: http://www.rockpages.gr/interviews2/oneofakind2006-en.htm

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February 9, 2007
THE GENE SIMMONS MONEYBAG MERCHANDISE
Click here to check out some Gene Simmons Moneybag merchandise. On the front-page it says "Secure your place in line. These super limited clothing pieces will go quick." Gene says so, so it must be true...
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February 8, 2007
GENE'S HOUSE ON GOOGLE EARTH
If you go to www.holidayautos.co.uk and click at 'Day 9' , then Google Earth will open (if already installed) and you can check out the "Celebrity Homes". Amongst other celebrities you will find also Gene's house there...
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February 7, 2007

KISS TRIBUTE BANDS ULTIMATE REFERENCE GUIDE
(from kissonline.com)
KISS WANTS YOU!

"Hear Ye. Hear Ye. Calling all KISS TRIBUTE BANDS (past and present): We are putting together the ULTIMATE KISS TRIBUTE BAND REFERENCE GUIDE and want to include YOU! Send us your band photos (live performance and studio), your contact information, and your history. Please also let us know if your band is still actively performing.

Send the materials to:

KISS
Attn: Keith Leroux
8605 Allisonville Rd.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46250

If you know any KISS tribute bands, please let them know about this project.

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February 7, 2007

2007 INDIANAPOLIS KISS EXPO
(from kissarmywarehouse.com)
Get A Life Inc presents the 2007 INDY KISS Expo. Get ready for another great KISS Expo! The KISS Expo will take place at the Holiday Inn Indianapolis East, 6990 East 21st St. For hotel rooms - call 317-359-5341 and ask for the special KISS Expo rate which is $79.

The 2007 Indianapolis KISS Expo will be held Saturday March 31st from 1:00PM to 8:00PM(12:00PM for VIP holders).

Special Guests include Bruce Kulick (KISS, Grand Funk Railroad and ESP) and the ultimate KISS tribute band Mr. Speed. Bruce will be doing a Q/A and will be available for autographs and photos. Mr. Speed will provide a rousing setlist that covers all eras of the greatest band ever!
Read the rest
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February 7, 2007
KISS ON TV
Here you can see a report incl. an interview with Gene & Paul about the new Kiss Comics on "Extra" on US-TV.
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February 4, 2007
PAUL STANLEY TICKETS FOR AUSTRALIAN TOUR
The Paul Stanley tickets for the Australian shows are available for pre-sale starting from February 6th, 2007. Ticket-prices range from A$ 85,- - A$ 250,-. More infos here.
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February 3, 2007
NEW KISS BASS TRANSCRIPTION BOOK AVAILABLE
(from basslinepublishing.com)
The first book in the series of Kiss Bass Transcriptions is now available at www.basslinepublishing.com ! Check the books pages for more details, or the purchase online page to get your copy!
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February 2, 2007
KISS IN THE PRESS
The March 2007 issue of the Japanese "Burrn!" magazine features Paul Stanley on the front-cover.
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February 1, 2007
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"HELL'S GUARDIAN" DVD COMING OUT IN APRIL
(from www.sleazeroxx.com)
This DVD contains interview material and archival footage presented all on one DVD! It begins with early and rare back stage dressing room footage where the band is putting on make up, and a good conversation from ACE and Stanley arises. Also featured is an AJ Hammer interview looking back on KISSTORY aspects, a 20-minute press conference with the band from 1996, a MAD TV advert for KISS toys, surprise TV appearances by KISS, a KISS documentary, footage from Ace's birthday party at a bowling alley in 1996, and Ace's footage from his solo period in London. Plus much more!

Other Info:
Label: PETAL
Running Time: 103 mins
Region Code: 0
Format: DVD
# of Discs: 1
List Price: $19.95
Street Date: 04/24/07

Courtesy of mvdb2b.com

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February 1, 2007
NEW PAUL STANLEY INTERVIEW
Paul was interviewed by the Australian "Herald Sun" newspaper to promote his Aussie Solo Tour. He mentioned, that Kiss will not be touring this summer and that he did not mind playing with his Solo band instead. He also told his opinion about Gene's activities outside the band. Click here to read the whole interview.
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