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May 29, 2004
KISS IN JAPAN
(from Roman Schwarz)

Kiss played their first 3 concerts in Tokyo. The set-list varied each day, but they have not played any new songs, which they haven't already played in Australia.
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Day 1

King Of The Night Time World

Deuce
Makin' Love
I Love It Loud
Sukiyaki (Paul hummed it first and then he led audience into singing it) Christine Sixteen
Tears Are Falling
War Machine (Gene breathes fire)

Lick It Up
All The Way
Calling Dr. Love (Gene just forgot most of 2nd verse...)

I Want You
Goin' Blind
100,000 Years
- Gene Simmons bass solo -
Unholy
Shout It Out Loud
Love Gun
I Was Made For Lovin' You (Paul flies)

Detroit Rock City
< encore >
God Gave Rock And Roll To You II
Rock And Roll All Nite


Day 2

6 songs were changed! "C'mon And Love Me", "Cold Gin", "Got To Choose", "Parasite", "She" and "Love Her All I Can" were added..

Love Gun
Deuce
Sukiyaki (Paul hummed it first and then he led audience into singing it)

Makin' Love
I Love It Loud
C'mon And Love Me
Cold Gin
Got To Choose
War Machine (Gene breathes fire)

Parasite
She

Love Her All I Can
Calling Dr. Love
I Want You
100,000 Years
- Gene Simmons bass solo -
Unholy
Shout It Out Loud
I Was Made For Lovin' You (Paul flies)

Detroit Rock City
< encore >
God Gave Rock And Roll To You II
Rock And Roll All Nite


Play Time: 1:45 min

Day 3

Only 1 song was changed! They played "Lick It Up" again this night.

Love Gun
Deuce

Makin' Love
Calling Dr. Love
Sukiyaki (Paul hummed it first and then he led audience into singing it)

C'mon And Love Me
Cold Gin
Got To Choose
War Machine (Gene breathes fire)

Lick It Up
Parasite
She
I Want You
I Love It Loud
100,000 Years
- Gene Simmons bass solo -
Unholy
Shout It Out Loud
I Was Made For Lovin' You (Paul flies)

Detroit Rock City
< encore >
God Gave Rock And Roll To You II
Rock And Roll All Nite

May 29, 2004
KISS BASSIST: COMMENTS NOT ANTI-MUSLIM
(from CNN.com via Jerome/ www.comboling.com)

TOKYO, Japan (AP) -- Kiss bassist Gene Simmons, who sparked outrage in Australia after making comments seen as anti-Muslim, said he was speaking only of "extremists" and that his remarks were taken out of context.

"I was asked about extremists," he said Friday in an interview with The Associated Press.

"And that's what I was talking about -- only extremists."

Rock band Kiss began a five-concert tour of Japan this week.

Simmons sparked outrage when Kiss toured Australia earlier this month with comments seen as attacking Islam.

"This is a vile culture and if you think for a second that it's willing to just live in the sands of God's armpit you've got another thing coming," Simmons said during an interview on Melbourne's 3AW radio.

"They want to come and live right where you live and they think that you're evil."

Angry Muslims flooded the radio station with calls.

May 27, 2004

FIRESTARTER CLIP
Click here to see the Firestarter video from Gene Simmons.

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May 27, 2004

PETER CRISS ON THE "EDDIE TRUNK " SHOW
You can hear Peter's interview in it's entirety worldwide on KNAC.com this week. Days and times are (Worldwide Web Stream):
This Thursday (May/27) and Saturday (May/29) 7AM-10AM Pacific, 10AM-1PM Eastern (16.00 - 19.00 European time).


May 26, 2004

GENE SIMMONS INTERVIEW
Click here to read a new interview with Gene Simmons in Australia.


May 25, 2004

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magMetalShock2004-05No406Italy.gif (3631 Byte)Several current magazines feature articles on Gene Simmons, such as Metal Hammer, Rock Hard and EMP from Germany, Flash and Rock Hard from Italy. Kiss are also on the cover of "Strange Ways" magazine in Japan. Gene Simmons is on the cover of "Metal Shock" in Italy.

May 24, 2004

NO EUROPEAN TOUR
It seems, that Kiss' plans for a European Tour have failed. Both, promoters and the booking agency have confirmed, that there were plans for booking a Tour in early September, but have been cancelled. Supposedly there was also talk about a gig with the Berlin Symphony Orchester in Berlin.


Promoters were simply not willing to pay what the band was asking for. Other bands constantly tour Europe with a new show supporting a new album, and never want to miss the worlds biggest market of almost 1 Billion possible concert goers. The promoters claimed, with the bands shrunken popularity they did not want to take the risk, since Kiss have been absent from the media and music scene for too long.

In fact, Kiss have also not played in South America and Canada in many years. With a handful of Australian and Japansese dates and just 38 US dates to follow, the current Tour might be one of the shortest in their 30-year history. On the other hand, concerning the extremely high ticket prices in Australia, their recent tour Downunder must have been a financial success, and the following Japanese Tour is sold out as well.


May 24, 2004

PETER CRISS ON THE "EDDIE TRUNK " SHOW PART II
(from www.eddietrunk.com)
Well the response has been incredible to the EXCLUSIVE Peter Criss interview special this past week! I am getting email from all over the world from people that want to hear it. Please note, you can hear it in it's entirety worldwide on our official online home KNAC.com this week. All places and ways to hear my show are in the "Syndication" section! I must thank Peter and his wife Gigi, as well as his webmaster Jeff for helping put this exclusive visit together. I appreciate greatly the fact that Peter thought enough of me and my show to tell his story to exclusively! Way to much was covered to even attempt to talk about here. Peter is obviously very hurt by the way he feels he was treated by Gene & Paul and what Kiss has become, and is wearing his heart on his sleeve. Agree or disagree, at least he pulls no punches. We also took tons of calls and really did essentially a talk show for almost 3 hours. Many have said they thought it was one of the best Kiss interviews they have ever heard!! After the show replays on KNAC.com and affiliate stations, audio will be posted on this site (in a couple weeks). Also photos of Peter in the studio are coming. [read the rest]


May 24, 2004

PETER CRISS ON THE "EDDIE TRUNK " SHOW
(from www.blabbermouth.net)
Original KISS drummer Peter Criss made an appearance on the "Friday Night Rocks" show on New York's Q104.3 Friday night (May 21) to discuss his departure from the group that he co-founded more than 30 years ago. The following are some excerpts from that interview (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET):

On why he isn't playing with KISS anymore:

"[We] finished the tour [with AEROSMITH] last December. [We went] home. The holidays came. We actually finished the last show on my birthday, December 20th, which was really a gas — it was a great way to finish the tour. Especially with the great AEROSMITH — I was really honored to be on a stage with such Hall of Famers. Man, talk about greatness — it was really cool.

"The tour ended, to get back to it, and I got home. Time went on, time went on… My attorney tried to reach them, no one got back to him.

"The word I'm hearing on the street [is that] they were trying to get in touch with me. Well, they have my phone number. It seemed like the phone never rang. I was kind of hoping it would. It didn't ring.

[read the rest]

May 22, 2004
KISS, THE SUPERDOME
(from www.smh.com.au)
Where glam rock collided with comic book superheros and then uncanvassed possibilities in merchandising: there was Kiss. And here they are, back again, for the zillionth farewell/reunion tour.

The lights went down. The crowd roared. Columns of fire erupted in front of the towering stacks of amps. Kiss! Looking just like you thought they would!

There's frontman Paul Stanley, shirtless with the black star over one eye, bassist Gene Simmons in his bondage-meets-alien lizard get-up, that long tongue already out and waggling around. And there's those other guys, made up to look like the original drummer and lead guitarist.

The greasepaint, the platforms, the pyrotechnics. It's all there. In fact, the Kiss live experience is so prefabricated, it feels as if you've already had it. It certainly feels like they've done it a million times - although it's about 3500, actually.

Stanley flew across the mosh to sing I Was Made For Lovin' You on a small catwalk in the middle of the floor. Simmons, looking decrepit and jowly beneath his greasepaint, gurgled up fake blood before launching into the air to play Unholy. Coordinated moves, smoking guitar solos.

But unless you were a member of the Kiss Army, maybe you wouldn't have expected quintessential rock frontman Paul Stanley (born Stanley Eisen, in Queens, New York) to have the thick, gruff accent of Mel Brooks and the razzle-dazzle mince of Peter Allen. I didn't.

Kiss are so over the top they're beyond parody. Spinal Tap have nothing on these guys. But it was a little disconcerting to see just how paint-by-numbers the show is: at one point Stanley introduced a song: this is called I! Love! It! Loud!!! - the only problem being they'd already played that song and the band were launching into War Machine. As if it wasn't already clear that the music was virtually irrelevant.

In a way it's surprising that these consummate merchandisers haven't gone the whole hog and franchised out the entire operation: they could have licensed Kiss shows running in all corners of the globe while they sit at home and collect fat royalty cheques.

But presumably their last vestiges of authenticity - the core of their appeal to fans - lies in the enduring partnership between Simmons and Stanley, who've kept the dream alive for more than three decades now.

Ten members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra joined Kiss for the last half-dozen songs (sort of like marrying black leather with black tie, Stanley said).

The hits came thicker as the set built towards its climax, with Shout it Out Loud and Detroit Rock City, the mini-orchestra just audible. The pyrotechnics shed flaming light, the drum riser was lifted to the heavens and Kiss left the stage.

For a minute. (We hadn't yet heard God Gave Rock'n'Roll To You II or Rock'n'Roll All Nite.) So soon they were back, confetti billowing above the crowd while the band were hoisted metres above the stage for the finale.

In the lights the streaming confetti looked so beautiful that for a minute it felt like something real had actually happened. Just for a minute.

It was big, dumb, shallow and fun - which, come to think of it, should be a Kiss lyric. It rhymes.

May 22, 2004
A SUMMER OF ROCK
(from www.instantliveconcerts.com)

We’ve been promising big announcements, and it doesn’t get much bigger than “The Greatest Rock ‘N’ Roll Show on Earth”!

Instant Live is teaming up with KISS to offer high quality CDs of every show on their ROCK THE NATION tour. KISS is heading out on the road with a new show, new stage, and set lists featuring rarely heard gems from the entire KISS catalog!

Be there for the spectacle that over 78 million fans have already experienced, but this time you get to take a piece of history home! It all kicks off June 10 in San Antonio!

May 20, 2004

ENMORE SHOW
Kiss played "Goin' blind" at the club-gig at the Enmore Theatre. Rumour has it, that the show was professionally taped, possibly for a future DVD release.


May 20, 2004

GENE SIMMONS AT TOOMBUL MUSIC
Click here for details of Gene's record signing at Toombul Muisc in Brisbane.


May 20, 2004

GENE SIMMONS IN "STAR" MAGAZINE
Star Magazine visits Gene at home article(from Jacques van Gool)
In This weeks Star Magazine (a "super market tabloid") is a 4-page features on Gene's house. I have only scanned the first 2 pages but it's somewhat interesting to see a tabloid visiting the house of Gene & Shannon.

May 19, 2004

PICS FROM MELBOURNE
Here you can find about 200 pics from all 3 shows in Melbourne.


May 19, 2004

CD Millennium Collection Vol.2, out  June15, 2004 in USANEW BEST OF CD, VOL. 2
Universal will be releasing Volume 2 of the Millenium Collection Best of Series from Kiss on June 15, 2004. Track listing is not known as of today. The CD will be available in the Fan Shop shortly. More infos soon.


May 18, 2004

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The Deadline to pre-order the McFarlane Love Gun Box Set has been expanded until the end of July. More infos here. Release date: ca. September 2004


May 18, 2004

GENE SIMMONS IN STORE APPEARANCES
Gene Simmons' "Asshole" CD has just been released Downunder and he is doing 2 in store appearances to promote the album:
Saturday, 22nd May: Brisbane (Toombul Music, noon)

Sunday, 23rd May: Sydney (Utopia, 3 pm)


May 17, 2004

ASSHOLE CD
Gene Simmons' "Asshole" CD is now in the stores in Europe, in some stores it was already available last Saturday. The CD will get released in the US on June 8th.


May 17, 2004

GENE SIMMONS
(from www.genesimmons.com)
Hello everyone.
Lately, comments that have been attributed to me in the press have been printed. They are false. Please use your own logic and best judgement when reading media. Sometimes media is responsible and sometimes, it is not.
 
You know me. And, I believe your instincts will guide you in determining what is real and what is not.


May 15, 2004
MELBURNE CLUB SHOW
Here is the set-list from the club show in Melbourne today:
DEUCE
STRUTTER
C'MON AND LOVE ME
PARASITE
LOVE GUN
CHRISTINE 16
MAKIN LOVE
GOT TO CHOOSE
I LOVE IT LOUD
LOVE HER ALL I CAN
SHE
ALL THE WAY
I WANT YOU
WAR MACHINE
100,000 YEARS
HOTTER THAN HELL
SHOUT IT OUT LOUD
I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN YOU
CALLING DR LOVE
THE OATH (A FEW SECONDS)
I (A FEW SECONDS)
COLD GIN
DETROIT ROCK CITY
KING OF THE NIGHTIME WORLD
SHANDI (PAUL)
GOD GAVE..
ROCK N ROLL ALL NITE


The show was just under 2 hours and not 2 1/2 hours as advertised by the promoter.


May 15, 2004

PETER ON THE "EDDIE TRUNK SHOW"
(from www.petercriss.net)
Peter's appearance on the "Eddie Trunk Show" has been rescheduled for Fri/May/21...So, Catfans here is your chance to ask Peter a question and find out what he's been up to and what his future plans are...You don't want to miss this...

To find out all the places and ways to hear the show...Please click on the link below...
Click on here to find out when and where the show will air...

May 14, 2004
MELBOURNE SECOND NIGHT
Kiss opened the second night  in Melbourne with "Love Gun". There were not as many people there as yesterday. "I pleade allegiance..." was dropped and replaced by "Makin' Love". Tomorrow is the first club show, where Kiss will play a longer set with some rare songs.

May 14, 2004

KISS ENCORE WITH THE MSO
(from Undercover)
Kiss were back together with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra last night in Melbourne for an encore performance of their 2003 Kiss Symphony. The world renowned MSO performed with Kiss at Telstra Dome in 2003 and the show was released as the Kiss Symphony live CD and DVD.

Paul Stanley praised the talents of the MSO tells fans they should listen to "good music no matter who is playing it. That is what tonight is all about" he said.

Stanley thanked conductor Kevin Levinson telling the crowd that when they decided to do the first symphony show and searched for an orchestra most were too snobby to work with Kiss. He said there are snobby rock bands as well and that the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is the best in the world and Kiss were honoured to work with them.

Instead of the full 60 piece orchestra, a smaller chamber orchestra, all made up in Kiss makeup, were welcomed on stage to the finale of the main show. They performed 'Shout It Out Loud', 'Love Gun', 'I Was Made For Loving You' and 'Detroit Rock City' with Kiss and came back in the encore for 'Rock and Roll All Nite'.

Kiss opened the show with 'Creatures of the Night' and are performing some songs like 'Pledge Allegiance To Rock and Roll" for the very first time on this tour.

Kiss Live at Rod Laver Arena, Monday, May 13, 2003 performed:

Creatures of the Night (from Creatures of the Night, 1982)
Deuce (from Kiss, 1974)
Pledge Allegiance to Rock 'n' Roll (from Psycho Circus, 1998)
I Love It Loud (from Creatures of the Night, 1982)
Christine Sixteen (from Love Gun, 1977)
Tears Are Falling (from Asylum, 1985)
War Machine (from Creatures of the Night, 1982)
Lick It Up (from Lick It Up, 1983)
Calling Dr. Love (from Rock and Roll Over, 1976)
I Want You (from Rock and Roll Over, 1976)
100,000 Years (from Kiss, 1974)
Gene bass solo
Unholy (from Revenge, 1992)
Shout It Out Loud with the MSO (from Destroyer, 1976)
Love Gun with the MSO (from Love Gun, 1977)
I Was Made For Lovin' You with the MSO (from Dynasty, 1979)
Detroit Rock City with the MSO (from Destroyer, 1976)

Encore
God Gave Rock and Roll To You II (from Revenge, 1992)
Rock and Roll All Night with the MSO (from Kiss Alive, 1975)

By Paul Cashmere

May 14, 2004
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We plan to put up some interesting videos like this one:  Detroit Rock city live on US-TV from the Paul Lynde Halloween Special 1976. Unfortunately there is not enough webspace available. Does anyone know a free webspace-provider, who also accepts wmv-files (Windows Media), larger files of 10 MB and unlimited traffic? Please send your info by e-mail. Thank you!


May 14, 2004

ROCK ICONS OFFENDS MELBOURNE'S MUSLIMS
(from The Age)
By Alex Wilson
May 14, 2004 - 2:00PM

KISS bass player Gene Simmons has caused an uproar among Australia's Muslim community by launching an attack on Islamic culture while in Melbourne.

The lizard-tongued rock god who is touring Australia with the world's most enduring glam rock band launched an attack on Muslim extremists during an interview on Melbourne's 3AW radio.

"Extremism believes that it's okay to strap bombs on to your children and send them to paradise and whatever else and to behead people," he said yesterday.

The Israeli-born US musician went on to say Islam was a "vile culture" that treated women worse than dogs.

Muslim women had to walk behind their men and were not allowed to be educated or own houses, he said.

"Your dog, however, can walk side by side, your dog is allowed to have its own dog house... you can send your dog to school to learn tricks, sit, beg, do all that stuff - none of the women have that advantage."

He went on to say the west was under threat.

"This is a vile culture and if you think for a second that it's going to just live in the sands of God's armpit you've got another thing coming," he said. [read the rest]

May 14, 2004

PHOTOS FROM MELBOURNE
Kiss played at a packed Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne yesterday. It was the first show where they were joined by the Melbourne Symphony Orchester for some songs. Click here to see some photos from the show.
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May 13, 2004

BATTLE OF THE SONGS
The opinion poll continues with "Unmasked".  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!

May 13, 2004
AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM
(from The Australian)

May 10, 2004

LIKE an AC/DC, but without as many classics in its arsenal, Kiss roll on, unchanged in approach if not in personnel. They still come on stage to the thundering declaration: "You wanted the best, you got the best. The hottest band in the world, Kiss."

It's no more true now than it was 30 years ago, but on the other hand the spectacle that is Kiss live now is no more ridiculous than it was then.

Like it or not, Kiss has stood the test of time. Six of the 19 songs played in the 90-minute set referred to the power of loud rock 'n' roll, and even withstanding the pomposity of titles such as I Pledge Allegiance (To the State of Rock 'n' Roll) and God Gave Rock 'n' Roll To You II there remains a simple belief in this message that rings true for band and audience alike.

If rock's greatest fear is not growing old but being seen as a shadow of one's former self, Kiss are better placed than most to carry on as long as they can stand on their stacked heels. How could something become a caricature when it was cartoonish to begin with?

Paul Stanley commanded the stage, although slightly hoarse. At 52, he is impressively fit, and regularly shook his still-tight buns with an energy that should have scared many performers half his age.

Towards the end of the set Stanley said "we aren't perfect, but we try" as a statement of fact. They never were and never will be the most fashionable band in rock but among the explosions, fire bombs, flying foxes and soaring drums risers there is an honest attempt to deliver value for money.

Gene Simmons, Stanley's Kiss partner all of these years, was content to look menacing while playing second banana – a second banana who spits blood and breathes fire.

The group is rounded out by drummer Eric Singer and lead guitarist Tommy Thayer, who have rejuvenated the band, suggesting they are undergoing something of a second wind.

Stanley and Simmons remain a formidable team. Cranking out favourites to the faithful like Christine Sixteen, Rock And Roll All Nite, I Was Made For Loving You and Detroit Rock City, they gave exactly what was expected of them. It is no wonder they can still draw a crowd three decades on.

Kiss. Western Australian Cricket Association ground, Perth, May 8. Touring nationally. Information: (07) 5526 2922.

May 11, 2004

VENUE CHANGE
The club show in Syndney has changed to the Enmore Theatre. Tickets for the club show in Melbourne are now available from AUD $ 45,-. There is a 2 for 1 ticket offer for some shows now. Click here for details. The date for the club show in Brisbane has completely disappeared from the calendar of tour dates at the promoters website.

May 11, 2004

Tourbook2004.gif (3930 Byte)ROCK THE NATION 2004 TOURBOOK
The brandnew "Rock the Nation" 2004 Tourbook can now be pre-ordered in the Fan Shop. More details here.

May 10, 2004

KISSWORLD
Kissworld, the first official Kiss store in Melbourne, is opening in August 2004. The website is already online. Click here for details.

May 10, 2004

PERTH VIDEO CLIP
Click here to se a short live-clip (I pledge allegiance...) of the opening night in Perth from an Australian news-channel (seven news from May 9, 2004).

May 8, 2004

TOURSTART IN PERTH
Around 8.000 fans came to see Kiss at the opening night in Perth in Australia. The stage was the same as the one on the Farewell Tour/Kiss Symphony. They played for about 90 minutes, except Gene nodody had a solo. There was also a new Tourbook available with new photos of the current line-up. Here is the set list:

Creatures of the Night
Calling Dr. Love
I Pledge Allegiance...

I Love it Loud
Christine 16
Tears are Falling
War Machine (Gene breathes fire)
Lick it Up
I Want You
Deuce
100,000 Years
Unholy (bloody bass solo)
Shandi (Paul only)
Detroit Rock City
Shout it Out Loud
Love Gun
I Was Made For Lovin' You (Paul flies)

God Gave Rock and Roll To You II
Rock and Roll all Night


May 8, 2004

NEW ISSUE KISS KOLLECTOR OUT SOON
(from Joop van Pelt)
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Issue 48 of KISS Kollector magazine is being printed right now, and will be out shortly. The May issue includes a report on Gene Simmons' recent European promo trip plus a detailed (p)review of his upcoming Asshole solo album, an exclusive interview with former KISS manager Bill Aucoin, a look back at the Dynasty album which was released exactly 25 years ago this month, an exclusive interview with Vandenberg bassist Dick Kemper about their tour with KISS 20 years ago, reviews of KISS related albums and books, a photographic look back at the 2003 leg of the World Domination Tour, never before seen photos, and much, much more.


May 7, 2004

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Kiss are on the front-cover of the current issue of X-Press magazine in Australia (issue 899) from May 6, 2004.


May 7, 2004

PAUL STANLEY INTERVIEW
You may check out a new Paul Stanley interview at www.beat.com.au.


May 6, 2004

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McFarlane Toys will be releasing a second Kiss box set this year. This box will be based on the band's Love Gun album. It will feature all four of the band members as well as three female "admirerers", also wearing Kiss makeup. When assembled, it looks like the Love Gun album cover in 3-D! This will make a great addition to your collection! More infos here. Release date: ca. September 2004


May 5, 2004

KISS SET MIXES IT UP FOR 2004 TOUR
(from www.melodicrock.com)
This in from Mitch Lafon - Word out of rehearsals has the Kiss set list for the current tour looking this way -- Please note that the set list is made up of NEVER played live songs or rarely played songs with a couple of necessary hits:
All The Way . Love Her All I Can . Sweet Pain . Flaming Youth . Creatures Of The Night . Unholy . God Gave Rock N Roll To You . Deuce . Detroit Rock City . Rock N Roll All Night
...and other songs from Revenge, the 80's and most obscure stuff.... Keep in mind this is only what has been going on in rehearsals.... The final set list may vary....Also, Eric Singer is going to play the songs like Eric Singer would play the songs -- He will not be limited to playing like Peter Criss as he has been on previous tours...


May 4, 2004
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Click here to hear 6 songs from the CD. Meanwhile the record company has released a Promo CD-single for Firestarter (see front and back).
Tomorrow is the last day to pre-order the new Gene Simmons' Asshole CD. You may also order the Bonus CD or the new Best of Kiss DVD additionally for just a few Euros. More infos here.

May 3, 2004

PAUL STANLEY WORKING ON SOLO LP
(from www.bravowords.com)
KISS vocalist/rhythm guitarist PAUL STANLEY has been working on tracks for his upcoming solo album at Bob Kulick’s Los Angeles recording studio.

Paul is working with current KISS drummer Eric Singer and former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick (GRAND FUNK RAILROAD) on the material, essentially making the forthcoming recording a KISS Revenge era album.

In fact, since KISS vocalist/bassist GENE SIMMONS didn't play a single bass note on Revenge or Carnival Of Souls (they were all handled by Bruce), this really is a KISS Revenge era lineup album that Paul is making.


May 3, 2004

GENE SIMMONS INTERVIEW
(from Luc Verdickt)
Nice interview on www.concreteweb.be with Gene Simmons

May 2, 2004
magScream2004-05Norway.jpg (2061 Byte)KISS IN THE PRESS
Gene Simmons is featured on the front-cover of the May-issue of the Norwegian magazine called "Scream". Further more Kiss are also on the cover of the current "Mixdown" magazine in Australia.

May 1, 2004

PHOTOS
(from Frank Kuth)
Check out
www.gettyimages.com for brandnew photos from members of the band, including pics from Paul Stanley at the Klitschko/Sanders fight, Gene with Larry King etc.