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March 30, 2004

GENE SIMMONS IN SWEDENGeneonSwedishTV2004-03-29.jpg (6282 Byte)
(from Robert)
During a chat with the Swedish fans on Aftonbladet's webpage, Gene said "We would like to bring more new songs to the set, and we will start rehearsing next week". He also mentioned that Paul has just started writing for his solo album and that it will hopefully be out after the tour.
Here is video with Gene from his promotion trip to Sweden from Aftonbladet's (Sweden's biggest newspaper) webpage and here is a clip from TV 4. You can hear the new album, "Asshole", being played in the background.

March 30, 2004
GENE SIMMONS BOX SET
Gene Simmons announced yesterday on the Swedish TV News, that he will be releasing a 100 Song Box-set next year.


March 30, 2004

AceinmovieREMEDY2004.jpg (6137 Byte)ACE FREHLEY IN NEW MOVIE
(from Jacques van Gool)

Watch the trailer to see clips of Ace acting in new movie.
http://www.remedythemovie.com/test/index.htm

March 29, 2004

GENE ON NORWEGIAN TV
(from Kjell Solberg)
Gene will be guest on the show "Store Studio" tonight on nrk1, Norway. 100 members of Kiss Army Norway has been invited to attend the show. Gene will also be heard on radio the same evening.

March 26, 2004

KISS NEWS
Here you can find recent photos of Paul Stanley without make-up.
The Australian promoter has problems getting a permission for the concert in Perth...
Gene Simmons is coming to Europe next week to promote his new Solo-CD. He will be doing press all day long all over Europe. If you have any infos, when and where Gene Simmons might be on TV, please send an e-mail with all details (and links), so it can be made public here in time.


March 13, 2004

KISS ON BELGIAN TV
(from RenÚ)
Tomorrow (Sonday 14 of March) Kiss will be on the Belgian television, on TV1 at 19.45! The name of the programm is "De Pre historie 1979"!


March 11, 2004

AUSSIE KISS TOUR ALSO CONFIRMED BY KISS
Kiss have also now confirmed the Australian Tour with basically the same text from from the promoter as below including the line-up....

March 11, 2004

AUSSIE KISS TOUR CONFIRMED
(from Marke Bridge/Inner Sanctum)
Andrew McManus Presents
KISS 2004
Gene Simmons (vocals, bass) * Paul Stanley (vocals, guitar)
 Eric Singer (drums) * Tommy Thayer (guitar)

March 11 2004
You wanted the best …….. now you’ve got ‘em back!

Three years after their last sell-out Australian concerts, KISS will be back for a national tour in May. And they’re coming back with a mighty big bang!

With very special guests the mighty Grinspoon and opening with Machine Gun Fellatio, the May tour is going to be one giant night of rock’n’roll mayhem! But that’s not all.

Nearly 40,000 fans experienced the incredible one-off KISS Symphony concert teaming the band with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at Melbourne’s Telstra Dome in February 2003. Resulting in a huge selling and acclaimed DVD and live CD, the concert was such an amazing experience, the band is keen to do it all over again.

So KISS has invited 12 members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to join the tour in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane for a special 30 minute encore performance. The original arrangements scored by US conductor David Campbell, which married the symphony and rock, were extraordinary and fans who missed out last time are in for a treat.

After KISS Symphony, the band toured the U.S with Aerosmith in one of the highest grossing rock tours of 2003. Gene and Paul have also been working on solo albums due for release soon.

With 32 albums, more than 90 million record sales and every accolade imaginable bestowed upon them, KISS are  still rockin’ – it’s that simple.  Lineup-wise, Tommy Thayer continues as lead guitarist and Eric Singer who played on the last Australian tour, is back behind the drum kit.
 
Special guests Grinspoon have sold almost half a million copies of their three albums  “Guide To Better Living” (1997), “Easy” (1999) and “The New Detention” (2002) on their way to becoming one of the most hard-working, hottest bands in the country.


Their “Panic Attack” tour last year was a complete sellout, while the “Chemical Heart” single was voted in at #2 in last year’s Triple J Hottest 100.  After a break from touring while they record their new album, seeing the Grinners on huge entertainment centre stages will be awesome!

The outrageous and devilishly entertaining Machine Gun Fellatio will kick the evening off in their usual scintillating fashion.  With the brand new single “(You’ve Ruined All My) Favourite Songs” crashing onto playlists everywhere, Chit Chat, Pinky and the boys are salivating at the thought of joining KISS. Say no more.

KISS, members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Grinspoon and Machine Gun Fellatio ………all in one night. Sounds like mayhem to us. Get in quick!

TOUR DATES ARE:
MAY 8  Perth  WACA
   (Ticketmaster7 136 100)
MAY 11  Adelaide Entertainment Centre
   (BASS 131246)
MAY 13  Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
   (Ticketek 13 28 49) 
MAY 17  Sydney SuperDome
   (Ticketek 9266 4800)
MAY 20  Brisbane Entertainment Centre
   (Ticketek 13 19 31)

TICKETS ON SALE NATIONALLY  FRIDAY MARCH 26.

March 9, 2004
GENE SIMMONS VISITS EUROPE
Gene Simmons announced on his official website, that he will be coming to Europe to promote his new Solo Album. Tentative dates are:
Stockholm, Sweden on the 28th and 29th of March
Oslo, Norway on the 30th
Cologne, Germany on the 31st and April 1st
Milan, Italy on the 2nd and 3rd
(perhaps England, as well...)

March 9, 2004

CRISS DRUMMED OUT OF KISS?
(from Frank Kuth)
Even
CNN reports about the departure of Peter Criss. Read it.

March 8, 2004

KISS IN THE PRESS
(from Richard Beck/Kiss News France)
French hard rock mag got this month his Special 20 years anniversary.
It contains 212 pages with 4 main chapters
1. History of 20 legends bands like Kiss (1 page full photo lineup symphony+ 1 page article), Van Halen, Scorpions, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Motley crue, A.Cooper etc..
2. 130 legend albums (kiss symphony little article include)
3. 20 live concerts - 20 concept albums - 20 legend concerts (2 kiss mini reports about Melbourne symphony show +  with Aerosmith tour) - 20 guitar heroes
4. Hard rock bands futur
+ also Metallica, Darkness, P.Rondat interviews, pics.
A complete and great edition!

March 8, 2004
KISS NEWS
Nikki Sixx has announced, that he will definately not be touring with his band in the States with Kiss this summer, but he still has an offer to support Kiss in Europe in September.

The tickets for the shows in Japan went on sale already. The promoter has officially announced a line-up with Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer. This line-up is not yet confirmed by the band itself...
The Australian Tourdates are not yet officially confirmed.

According to www.kisskollector.com there's some good news to report on original KISS lead guitarist and Spaceman, Ace Frehley, who has been replaced by Tommy Thayer over the last few years. In the meantime, Ace had been dedicating his time to new girlfriends and chemicals but since last year he is seeing his (ex) wife Jeanette again. Jeanette has played an important role in getting Ace clean and sober again. KISS' former guitarplayer - who has grown a full beard - has been steadily visiting AA meetings and has stayed away from the party scene for almost six months now!

The Release-date for Gene Simmons' solo album "Asshole" is set for May 18th, 2004.


March 7, 2004

KISS CHAT
A new feature is the KISS Chat. You can log in the Kiss Chat here. It is simple and easy. You do not need to register, just enter a Nickname, Password is not necessary, choose a colour and click on "Chat-Login". You can log in at any time, but The KISS Army meets here especially every Sunday at 3 pm European time (9 am New York time). You can also find a link to the Chat on the left side.

March 7, 2004

OPINION POLL
Who is your favorite member?


March 5, 2004

THE BEST OF KISS DVD
DVDThebestofKISS2004-02-24USA.gif (3141 Byte)The release-date for the new "Best of Kiss" DVD has been pushed back to March 30th. This DVD is available as an US-import by pre-order only. It will be shipped around April 2004. More infos here.

March 5, 2004

KISS CORSO
Gene, Paul, Peter & Ace 9 meters high!!!
Where?    During the biggest flower-parade of Eutrope!!
When?     The 5th of September 2004
Location?   In Zundert (Noord Brabant, the Netherlands)

The size of the fleats are 20 metres (66 ft.) long, 4.5 metres (15 ft.) wide and 9 metres (30 ft.) high. One of these floats will be entirely dedicated to Kiss. Can you imagine; Gene, Paul, Peter en Ace in postures of 9 meter (30 ft!!) sliding trough the streets of Zundert, leaving a trail of astonishment...

Curious? Check it out!  

www.kisscorso.nl

March 3, 2004

MESSAGE FROM PETER CRISS TO HIS FANS
(from www.petercriss.net)
I have been receiving thousands of fan mail as to what is going on with KISS. Today, my contract ran out. No one, again no one has called me, or my attorney about an extension for future touring. As a founding member I find this to be disrespectful to me, and to the fans that have made us one of the biggest bands in the world. You will always get the truth from me, I have no reason to lie to the people that gave me such a wonderful life. And that’s the god’s honest truth.

God bless,
Peter Criss

P.S.
This is the stuff that breaks my heart.

March 3, 2004
AUSTRALIAN KISS TOURDATES
(from Manny)
May 8   Perth, Burswood Dome
May11 Adelaide, Entertainment Centre
May13 Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena
May17 Sydney, Superdome
May20 Brisbane, Entertainment Centre

openinig acts:SpiderbaitandGrinspoon


March 2, 2004

KISS TOUR WITH POISON & BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION?
Rumour has it, that Kiss plan to start another 60-date US tour mid June with Poison and Brides of Destruction (Nikki Sixx' band) as Opener. For some reason Nikki Sixx can't get along with Poison and does not want to tour with Kiss, if Poison are on the bill as well...

March 1, 2004

GOD OF THUNDER BY SHIRLEYS TEMPLE
(from Stig Karlsen)

KISS Army Norway present
God Of Thunder by Shirleys Temple
Releasedate 20th April (same day as Genes soloalbum).

First single from our upcoming KISS Army Norway tribute album will be God Of Thunder performed by Shirleys Temple. The bands vocalist/guitarist Frank Tostrup are known as the songwriter for the song Asshole witch Gene bought for his soloalbum. Shirleys Temple are Gene's backingband on the song as well. Now as Gene has done a cover of Shirleys Temple it's kind of cool that Shirleys Temple cover a KISS song too. The admiration goes both ways.

The God Of Thunder single is a taste of what to come while the Norwegian fans wait for the full album release. The album is expected to be released around the new year and will include contributions by some of Norways biggest artist.