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June 28, 2002

(from Marcio)
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"Rock and Roll Legends" (an unauthorized video which does not contain music)  has been released on DVD format in Brazil by Cineart Company. Interesting detail: it was printed with a different cover.

June 28, 2002

New magazines on the newsstand featuring Kiss articles are::
Metal Edge (USA, 8/2002): 3 pages: Lane Bryant Report, Gene Simmons Dragonfly ad, plus another advert
Guitar Warold (USA, 7/2002): 4 pages: 1 page about the 70's Show shooting with Tommy Thayer as Ace, other Gene Dragonfly ad, 2 page-article
Esquire (USA, 7/2002): 2-page Gene onterview

June 24, 2002

(from Joe Marshall)


I am very pleased to announce the 9th annual Detroit KISS Expo at the Double Tree Hotel.


Double Tree Hotel at the Detroit Metro Airport
31500 Wick Road
Romulus, MI. 48174

There is a special room rate when making a reservation.  You just need to ask for the KISS Expo rate of $79.00 when making your reservation.  Call (734) 467-8000 between 8am and 5pm.  They also have a free shuttle bus from the airport to the hotel.

The Expo will be held from 11am to 7pm.  KISS Tribute Band GODS OF THUNDER will be performing. There will be dealers from around the world buying, selling, and trading KISS merchandise and collectibles.  There will be a KISS look-a-like contest.  Enter to win $$ in KISS merchandise.  Also on Display for the first time ever, an all new KISS museum with original stage worn costumes from the 70's, including Ace Frehleys 1974 complete Hotter than Hell costume, Gene Simmons 1979 complete Dynasty costume, Peter Criss 1976 Rock-n-Roll over tour Cat Faced Boots, and Paul Stanley's 1980 Unmasked tour boots.   These are just a few items that will be on display for the first time ever.   All items were bought at the official KISS auction on June 2000.  There will be manu other surprises in the museum so bring your cameras.

Tickets are only $12.00 in advance at all ticket master outlets.  To charge by phone, call (248) 645-6666.  Children under 12 accompanied by an adult will get in free!!


if you are interested in getting a table, prices are $85.00 for the first table and $70.00 for any additional tables.  Call Joe for more info at (734) 658-5477.

For the most updated information and questions, please visit the website

June 16, 2002
(from Phil Elliott)
Two years in the planning... From the Promoter of the successful Atlanta and Nashville KISS Expos comes the birth of a long awaited event! Calling all KISS Fans to another Mother of all KISS Expos! The KISS Army will unite again at Kreatures of the South's 1st Annual Charlotte KISS Expo Sunday, August 25, 2002 (Gene Simmons Birthday!) 11am-9pm at The Charlotte Hilton University Place (8629 JM Keynes Drive.) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Very Special Guests to include: Former KISS Lead Guitarist Bruce Kulick, KEEL Lead Singer Ron Keel, Ace's cousin: John Hecht, Kentucky's own "SSG" Band, and "The Best KISS Show in the World" KISS Tribute Band: KISS ARMY performing with a completely new stage show! More Guests to be announced soon! Bruce/Ron/John will be doing Q & A sessions, Photo/Autograph sessions. Live Performances by: Bruce/Ron/SSG/KISS Army, and (of course) some surprises!

Featuring well over 100+ KISS Dealer Tables from KISS Dealers all over the world in (2) Giant Ballrooms! Makeup/Costume Contest hosted by Phil Elliott & "The Goddess of Thunder" featuring some of the top KISS lookalikes from around the world with (3) winners by category: (male-female-kid). Come dressed up for a chance to win $$$ and Prizes! Photo and Video Cameras are welcome! ***Update: Saturday night (prior to the show) "Gene's Girls" will be having a Birthday Party for Gene in the Hiltons restaurant/ba
r-and everyone's invited for cake & fun! Like in Atlanta, we're offering (2) levels of admission. The Souvenir VIP Laminate: This allows the holder to enter The Expo :45 minutes early @ 10:15, and also makes for an instant collectable! The Souvenir VIP Laminate is limited to 125, and the cost is $20. (in advance only). ***Update: The VIP Laminates are now SOLD-OUT! The Souvenir Ticket: This allows the holder to enter the expo @ 11:00, and is numbered. The Souvenir Ticket is $10. (in advance), and $12. (at
 the door). Kids under 10 will be admitted "FREE" with paying adult. Hotel Rooms: The Charlotte Hilton University Place is offering our group a specially discounted "KISS EXPO" room rate of just $72. a night (King-or-Double) by reserving and calling 1-800-HILTONS or call the hotel direct @ 704-547-7444.

NOTE: Like in Atlanta we will SELL OUT the Hilton's rooms. So far we've sold over 130 rooms! So get your rooms reserved early:>) ***This Hilton sits next to a man made lake with a boardwalk, paddle boats, shops, bars, and restaurants all around in a high-end part of town! So why not enjoy a long weekend with us at probably the nicest venue on the Expo circuit! You're gonna love it! Stay tuned to & for all the latest additions to "The Biggest 100% KISS Expo!" Fans claim our At
lanta KISS Expo is The Best, so maybe it's time you come to a show that'll give you The Biggest Band for your KISS Dollar and where we all come together as family and friends! The Charlotte KISS Expo is RUN BY THE FANS.....FOR THE FANS!!!

Dealer info: Write/Fax/Email/Call us your complete mailing address, and we'll send you a "Dealer packet" with all the necessary info. ***Update: Hurry-Half the Tables are already Sold! This packet will include a table map where you can pick your table location. Our Phone: 678-455-7891. The address: Charlotte KISS Expo Dealer Info, PO Box 3456, Cumming, Georgia 30028.

Ticket info: Send check, or money orders Payable to: "Kreatures of the South" The address: Charlotte KISS Expo Tickets, PO Box 3456, Cumming, Georgia 30028. You can also "Charge by phone" your tickets using any major credit card. Simply call Phil Elliott @ 678-455-7891, leave a message (if no one answers) and we'll call you back. Callbacks are only for Ticket purchasers and Dealers.

You can Email us with any questions or request: See you the weekend of August 25th! I-A!


June 14, 2002
(from Alexx Michael)
We're looking for talents to appear on the RSR "Unmasked" Tribute CD. This will be a tribute only with songs from "Unmasked. We currently have the following songs left on the CD for qualified bands. "Shandi", "What makes the world go round", Easy as it seems", "Torpedo Girl", "Easy as it seems" and " Two Sides of the coin". If you are a band or musician with recording experience and would like to appear on this CD, please contact producer Alexx Michael at If chosen, you will be required to sign a standard recording contract. Songs must finished by the 31. of December this year Serious inquiries only. Join Unmasked and be a part of the only   KISS Tribute to "Unmasked"featuring also members of Slash┤s Snakepit, Warrant, Shameless & Pretty Boy Floyd!

June 12, 2002

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Former "Animalize" Kiss guitarist Mark St. John is about to release his latest full length instrumental CD "Magic Bullet Theory" on September 29th, 2002 on Loch Ness Monster Records. It will soon be available for pre-order in the Fan Shop.

June 8, 2002
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As you might have noticed, there was a Brazilian fan at the world cup match Brazil vs China today who wore a Gene Simmons Halloween mask. The match was watched live on TV by 600 million viewers in China allone and several billions worldwide.

June 1, 2002

Good news for KISS fans! We are now taking pre-orders for the KISS VIP passes! Those special tickets, which come laminated, are available only until July 31st, 2002 and are limited to only 75! No extra tickets will be printed! Their beautiful design will make them instant collector’s items! The great advantage of these laminates is that you get in at 10:15 am, 45 minutes BEFORE the doors officially open to the public. You get a first look at what the vendors will have for sale, as well as seeing the tribute band do soundcheck and who knows, maybe meet a special guest or two before the scheduled appearance! Those VIP passes are 16.00$ U.S. or 25.00$ Canadian. Regular advance tickets are 9.00$ U.S. or 13.50$ Canadian. For those of you who didn’t know, the 4th annual Montreal KISS expo is all set to take place on September 8, 2002 at the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza located at 420 Sherbrooke street west, in downtown Montreal. Special guests soon to be announced. Montreal’s own Phantoms of the Park will be performing in full 1977 Love Gun era regalia! There will be tons of door prizes, as well as the KISS look-alike contest! There will also be a bigger KISS museum featuring more rare collectibles! Free gift to the first 100 fans through the door! For more info on this great KISS event, you can visit our website at or call the Montreal KISS EXPO hotline at (450)348-4900. Join our ever-growing mailing list to get weekly updates! This year’s show will be the best one yet. This is the KISS event you don’t want to miss! Our shows keep getting better yearly and the 2002 show will be no exception! More details coming soon!