May 31, 2005
KISS IN THE PRESS
In the new issue of the German magazine "Heavy" you will find a big 8-page Gene Simmons Reunion live-Poster. The new issue of the Brazilian magazine "Discutindo Arte" includes 6 pages of Kiss, and the Russian Playboy now features the Kiss Girls article, which has been printed in the US Playboy already in 1999. The Kiss-Biography "Behind the mask" has now been released in England with Gene Simmons on the cover while the US version is now also available as a paperback edition (also with different cover). The biography is soon to be released in German as well (you guessed it, also with a different cover).
May 29, 2005
ROCKIN' THE CORPS VIDEO
See Kiss perform "Rock and Roll all nite" on April 1st, 2005 from the "Rockin' the Corps" concert. See the video. Also watch the entire Rockin' The Corps concert at Regal Cinemas on June 27th and on Pay-Per-View on July 4th weekend.
May 28, 2005
ROCKIN' THE CORPS MOVIE TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE
Tickets are now available!
JOSEPH E. ROBERT, JR. SPENCER PROFFER, QUINCY JONES, DOC McGHEE and JERRY INZERILLO proudly invite you to:
An American Night of Thanks
A spectacular night of music and comedy to support the families of troops that have been wounded or have lost their lives in our defense.
The LIVE private military event drew over 44,000 attendees at Camp Pendleton on April 1, 2005. Nationally acclaimed musical artists and a variety of celebrities provided the entertainment, including Cedric the Entertainer (Master of Ceremonies), Destinys Child, Godsmack, Hootie and the Blowfish, Jay Mohr, KISS, Louie Anderson, Richie Sambora and Ted Nugent.
Dont miss your chance to show support for our troops at this One Time Only event ONLY at select Regal, United Artists and Edwards Theatres across the country on Monday, June 27th at 7:00 pm. Brought to you in part by Toyota and Waste Management.
A PORTION OF ALL NET PROCEEDS HAS BEEN PLEDGED TO BENEFIT OUR TROOPS AND THEIR FAMILIES THROUGH SUPPORT THE CORPS, INC., A TAX EXEMPT, NON PROFIT CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION." Please visit www.SUPPORTTHECORPS.ORG to participate with us."
For more information or to purchase tickets.
May 28, 2005
GENE SIMMONS INTERVIEW
(from Kiss Underground)
by John Jeffrey
Thursday May 19th, 2005. While being a "regular" day for most, it was THE day for the thousands
of Star Wars fans who clamored out to see Episode III - "Revenge of the Sith." Although I am a
fan of Star Wars myself, I decided against "rubbing elbows and assholes" with the diehards who went
opening night, to ultimately see Anakin Skywalker transform into Darth Vader.
Instead, I enjoyed a 45 minute conversation with the man who has spent the better part of the
past 30 years on stage, transforming himself into the "Demon" - the one and only, Gene Simmons.
Conducting an interview with Gene can be some what of a sport. After interviewing him countless
times throughout the years, I've learned a few things from speaking with him before that have
really helped in being able to "successfully" interview 'Gene Simmons.' First of all, Gene doesn't
care for much preamble when your asking him questions. He likes the questions to be contrite and
directly to the point. Gene can also be very short with some of his responses. So you kinda have to
guess when Gene stops talking, that he has either finished answering the question, or he is just
pausing to gather his thoughts before he continues speaking.
The nice thing about this interview is that Gene wasn't in his 'rush' mode. There have been times
in the past where I've talked to Gene where you could tell that I must have been like interview
# 25 out of the 50 or so he had to do that day or that he was calling me in between changing
flights or something. No matter what the conditions are, Gene always gives a good interview IMO,
but it was nice to hear him sound relaxed at home, as I could hear him playing with his dogs.
As I hit the record button on my tape machine, this is how it went-
KISS Underground: So what's new in the world of Gene Simmons?
Gene Simmons: Well, since this is for the KISS Underground, I guess people would want us to
talk about KISS.
K.U.: OK, then more specifically, what's going on in the world of KISS?
G.S.: What's going on is that obviously the best way for anyway to find out the latest, is to get
online to KISSONLINE.com. Because when there's news and we're ready to talk about it, it gets
posted. My site is a little different because I don't have to check with anybody, and do whatever
the hell I wanna do. So there's all kinds of activity, all the time. Almost everyday.
Paul's working on his solo record. I know he's very, very excited by that. And I bet it's gonna kick
ass. We were going to go overseas and tour, and I think wisely decided not to do it at this time.
Between Paul doing a solo record, and all kinds of other stuff being worked on at the same time,
there's just not enough time. Because before we can go out on tour, there's all the set-ups,
rehearsals, we gotta build a stage - it takes a lot of work. So there will be a tour at some point, but
right now, Paul wants to concentrate on the solo record, and who knows, maybe he'll wanna go out
and tour in back of it. Which I think would rock. I remember the last time I saw him in 1989, and it
was a real treat to be able to sit in the audience and watch, if not THE best front man in the
business, certainly one of the best.
K.U.: That was an interesting time in KISSTORY, as that was what brought Eric Singer into whole
circle of KISS, so to speak.
G.S.: And the irony is, Bob Kulick finally got a chance to play in a 'KISS' band of sorts. Because Bob
Kulick originally was, at least for a popcorn fart, was being considered to be the guitarist for KISS.
But he didn't make it for some reason.
K.U.: The major thing that most KISS fans have been asking for is NEW KISS music. From what I've
read, you seem to be pretty gung-ho about doing a record with the current lineup, where Paul seems
to be more on the fence about doing another KISS album. [read the rest]
May 28, 2005
KISS ARMY'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATED IN NORWAY
(from Kiss Army Norway)
Gods Of Thunder Festival & KISS Expo - Saturday 10th September - Sentrum Scene in Oslo
1800 tickets will be released next week. Go to www.ticketmaster.no to get tickets.
KISS fans and KISS merchandise dealers from the whole world is invited when KISS Army Norway celebrate the most dedicated fans in the world; the KISS Army! Come to Oslo, experience a full scale KISS Expo as well as a KISS rockfestival that will showcase some of the chart topping and award winning bands that recorded a song for the upcoming Norwegian KISS tribute album. WIG WAM, #1 chart topping supergroup has already been confirmed for the festival. Wig Wam recently recorded "I Was Made For Loving You" with KISS-guitarist Bruce Kulick. The Expo will include an explosive KISS coverband, a KISS museum, KISS merchandise dealers, videofootage on a movie screen, make-up contest, giveaways, KISS karaoke and much more. KISS Army Norway hope to see fans and KISS dealers from the whole world at our gigantic celebration of KISS and it's fans. All foreign visitors are welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. If you're a KISS merchandise dealer who would like to do business at our event let us know.
"Gods Of Thunder - A Norwegian Tribute To KISS"
KISS Army Norway and Voices Music Entertainment will release a tribute album September 5th that will bring tribute CD's to a new level both musically and visually.
Chart topping and award winning bands from Norway to perform their favourite KISS-songs.
Ken Kelly who did the legendary painting for the Destroyer and Love Gun album has painted his third KISS cover for this tribute CD.
KISS-guitarist Bruce Kulick salutes his Norwegian fans by joining glam heroes Wig Wam for the hottest version of "I Was Made For Loving You" ever recorded.
The release will introduce you to "KISSettes", a Norwegian all-female KISS tribute act that will blow your mind.
May 23, 2005
SEALED WITH A KISS
Lydia Criss, ex-wife of KISS drummer Peter Criss, has unveiled the cover to her long-awaited book "Sealed with a KISS". Scheduled to be released later this year, this Deluxe Hardcover collection contains over 1,500 rare and unpublished photos along with many untold in-depth stories.
Catch a glimpse of "Sealed with a KISS" currently being previewed at: http://www.lydiacriss.com
May 23, 2005
MYSTERIO COVERS KISS
Mysterio covered "I was made for loving you" and released it as a single. Here is the cover.
May 23, 2005
Gracia scored only 4 pionts for Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest and became last. What you might not have noticed is, that one of the band members played in Paul Stanley make-up...
May 14, 2005
(from Rene Jongsma)
Shirleys Temple have coverd God of Thunder for the upcoming new Norwegian KISS tribute album and released it as a single! The new Shirleys Temple album, released in September 2005, will have our own ex-KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick playing guitar on one song!
To give you a impression of their new cd, here are two links that have two brand new tracks of the new album "Guinea Pigs". And maybe you will recognize some KISS influens. Because the band members are BIG KISS fans!
Brand New Hate- http://home.online.no/~eybartl/Brand_New_Hate_Mp3.mp3
This Could Be A Love Song - http://home.online.no/~eybartl/This_Could_Be_A_Lovesong.mp3
May 13, 2005
KISS ON TV TODAY!
Check out Kiss on an episode of "Millennium" today on "Kable 1" at 11.05 pm. Kabel 1 can be seen all over Europe via Satellite or an German cable TV. The episode was shot in 1998 and is a repeat. Kiss do have a live-performance ("Psycho Circus") on the show.
May 3, 2005
KISS CHRONICLES 3 CLASSIC ALBUMS
According to the bands official website Kissonline, Universal Music will release the first 3 albums (Kiss/Hotter than hell/Dressed to kill) as a 3 CD set on June 21st, 2005 in the US.
May 3, 2005
ACE FREHLEY ON US-TV
Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley's brief appearance on "The Howard Stern Show" to promote the DVD release of his "Remedy" movie will air on the E! channel on Tuesday, May 3 beginning at 11:00 p.m. The show will re-air Wednesday morning (May 4) at 2:00 a.m.