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November 29, 2004

KISS MUSEUM IN MEXICO CITY
Kissworld is opening next year in Melbourne. But this won't be the first Kiss museum in the world. On June 13th 2003 opened the first Kiss museum in Mexico City. It is a huge place and Kiss merchandise is displayed all over the place in several rooms. It includes a club, where sometimes Kiss cover bands are playing as well.
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Owner Kiko became Kiss Fan in the late 70s and made his dream come true last year with the opening of the first Kiss museum. Kiko has seen about 30 Kiss shows all over the world following the band from Mexico to USA, from Europe to Australia. Favorite item he says is a Paul Stanley Firehat, and the hardest items to find were the Australian "Joint Action mobile Figures" from 1980 still sealed.
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The only thing missing in his museum he says, are 4 original costumes and the Kiss Pinball machine in great condition (if you have one for sale, e-mail Kiko at quico@coro.com.mx ).
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On December 11th, 2004 the first Kiss Expo will take place at the Kiss museum in the club. Eric Singer will be Special Guest. For more infos, check out Kiss News Mexico.
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The museum and the club is located 25 minutes from Mexico City, on the Toluca Highway (Kilometer 45.5), just 100 meters pass the "Los Encinos" Golf Club Entrance. Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 7.00 pm - 3.00 am. Live bands play every Friday and Saturday.
Phone # Mexico City
- 55 18 30 62 83
- 52 90 27 85
Thanks to Joseph Zaufenberger for the photos.

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November 27, 2004

"I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN' YOU" VIDEOCLIP
Here you can see the video for "I was made for lovin' you" ansehen.
KISS - I Was Made For Loving You
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November 26, 2004

KISS PHOTOS
A lot of interesting photos cen be seen here (search for "Kiss")
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More photos here. There have also been a lot of new photos posted on the  Board[Comments]

November 26, 2004
KISS EXPO WITH ERIC SINGER
Eric Singer will be Special Guest at a Kiss Expo in Mexico City on December 11,2004. More infos on Kiss News Mexico[Comments]

November 26, 2004

KISSWORLD
Some huge Kiss paintings are being put on the outside wall of Kissworld, the first official Kiss Store in Melbourne, which is said to be opening sometime around January 2005. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are rumoured to be attending the opening. [Comments]

November 26, 2004
GENE SIMMONS INTERVIEW
(from www.tlchicken.com)
THE FOLLOWING INTERVIEW WITH GENE SIMMONS WAS CONDUCTED IN JUNE 2004, AND WAS PRINTED IN OUR SUMMER 'O4 ISSUE.

GENE SIMMONS HAS IT BETTER THAN YOU. HE HAS MORE MONEY. HIS BAND, KISS, HAS SOLD MORE RECORDS AND MERCHANDISE THAN ANY OTHER BAND EVER. HE HAS SLEPT WITH MORE WOMEN THAN YOU HAVE TALKED TO IN YOUR WHOLE LIFE. AND NOW HE'S RELEASED HIS SECOND SOLO ALBUM, ASSHOLE, WHERE HE CO-WROTE SONGS WITH BOB DYLAN AND FRANK ZAPPA. DOES THAT MAKE HIM AN ASSHOLE? NIGHT WATCHMAN GOT TO FIND OUT FOR HIMSELF.

Night Watchman: Glad to hear you got your voice back.


Gene Simmons: Barely.

NW: It’s got to be rough to lose it, and have to do a concert right after.


GS: And you know what? Nobody cares about excuses. I’m sure you can hear my voice is still a little--

NW: It’s still a little raspy.


GS: Yeah.

NW: So, you’ve been doing interviews for years and years--


GS: Probably longer than you’ve been alive.

NW: Well, I got my first KISS album, Hotter Than Hell, when I was seven, so, yeah, that’s pretty safe to say. I’m sure you get the same three or four questions asked over and over again.


GS: Don’t worry about it.

NW: I wanted to ask something different, because you must get asked the same things all the time. So is there a question you want to answer, but no one ever asks?


GS: No, not really. If somebody asks me, "What time is it?" I just say, "I’m glad you asked me that. When I was a child, I forgot to clip my toenails...." You know, I just say what I want to say. I don’t wait for the question. A question is just a button that gets pushed, and I start saying what I want to say.

NW: What do you think about the perception of Gene Simmons as a person, versus Gene Simmons as the character you portray in KISS?

GS: Well, to some people, I’m an asshole, because I win every time.

NW: (laughs)

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INSTANT LIVE CDS
All 32 Instant Live CDs are now available online for US $ 29,99 each. You can also buy a set of all 32 shows for US $ 899,-. Where? Right here[Comments]

November 18, 2004

KISS IN IRON MAIDEN DVD
(from RenÚ Jongsma)
KISS is appearing on the dubble dvd of IRON MAIDEN - "The History of IRON MAIDEN part 1- The Early Days"!
There is a short story of IRON MAIDEN touring with KISS and there is a picture of Paul Stanley with a bucket over his head.
There even is a picture of a earlier IRON MAIDEN Line-up, with one guy wearing a KISS T-shirt.
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November 16, 2004

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Gene Simmons presented the Favorite Alternative Music Artist Award at the 32nd annual American Music Awards together with Jenny McCarthy on Nov. 14th. Here you can see some photos. After the show Gene flew back to England to finish shooting a TV-series for English TV.  [Comments]

November 15, 2004

BOARD INFOS
The first step to include the News pages into the board is the banner above with some infos from the board. Those infos are being refreshed every 30 seconds and they are in real time. You can see, who is online in the board along with some other infos. Here you can even see on which page each user is surfing at the moment. [Comments]

November 12, 2004

BILL AUCOIN INTERVIEW
Click here for an interesting interview with Bill Aucoin, where he mentions, that 2 Club shows from the Coventry from 1973 are going to be released on DVD soon... [Comments]

November 11, 2004

NICKPAGES
Nickpages are basically the same as the Fan Pages, but with the difference, that everyone can do it themselfes. At the moment about 90 users on the board have made a Nickage. You can check them out here. Every registered user can make his own Nickpage very easily in just a few minutes, update, change or delete it at any time.

Getting registered takes only about a minute, just the first 8 fields in the first block have to be filled out, the rest is optional and can be filled out later in the profile as well. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to see more features on the board and you will never get a Timeout again.


There will be more features available on the Board shortly. The complete Kiss News website will become a part of the Board. A Kiss Auction site will be included soon as well, where everybody can take part.

There are up to 550 new posts on the board every day, in the meantime about 600 users from around the world have already registered. There are users on the Board from Cuba to South Africa, from Iceland to Pakistan or Egypt, from age 5 to age 60. The average user is 33 years old. Less than 20% of all Kiss fans are female, over 80% are male! [Comments]

November 11, 2004

KISS NEWS IN POLISH
Kiss News is now also available in Polish. Click here or on the Polish flag above to check it out. There has also been a Polish Forum opened now on the Board as well.

If you are interested in running a KISS News site and maybe moderate a Forum in a language, which is not yet available, you are welcome to do so. For more infos, send an e-mail to kissnews@kissnews.de. [Comments]


November 11, 2004

OFFICIAL STORE OPENING DELAYED
(from Blabbermouth)
According to AussyAce, the opening of the official KISS store, KissWorld, in Melbourne, Australia now looks set to take place in January 2005 after a severe delay, which should have seen the store open this month. The building is currently semi-open for a KISS clearance sale of some KISS merchandise plus other collectable items. The giant KISS mural on the outside wall should be up within the next few weeks so look out that for that very soon.

The KissWorld store is said to be over 10,000 square feet in size and will reportedly include some other bands' memorabilia and will even include some sporting heroes and film stars, although the focus will naturally remain on KISS. There will be everything from guitars to shirts and other clothing, to museum pieces through to an amazing array of hand-signed and personal items.


P.S.: Furthermore there are strong rumours, that Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley will be attending the opening of the store. More infos and rumours in the Kiss Forum. [Comments]


November 11, 2004

GENE SIMMONS BIOGRAPHY
(from A&E)
The A&E Episode on Gene Simmons is set to premiere on Wednesday, December 8, 2004 at 10pm ET.

About the Episode:
Simmons is the co-founder of KISS, one of the biggest and most successful rock 'n' roll bands in American history. BIOGRAPHY: GENE SIMMONS reveals how Simmons has managed to outlast, out-think and out-play most other rock stars. He parlayed his rock 'n' roll success into books, movies, real estate development, TV shows, magazine publishing, merchandising and his latest, highly anticipated project, his first solo album in 25 years, Asshole.

BIOGRAPHY: GENE SIMMONS takes viewers along with Gene and KISS on tour in Australia and then back to Los Angeles to see Gene embroiled in the fast-paced world of a solo musician. Viewers also see the album cover being shot by internationally famed photographer David LaChapelle and sit in on radio shows and on top-secret business meetings. Then obsessive fans, musicians, and celebrities come out to celebrate Gene's solo album at the first, soon to be annual, Asshole party at the Sunset Strip Key Club. After getting to know Gene, viewers will be surprised by his work ethic, impressed by his energy, shocked by his opinions, and charmed by his playful spirit. They'll also be touched by the softer side of the blood-spitting "Demon" - who cherishes every second he spends with his family - Playmate Shannon Tweed and their two teenaged children, Nick and Sophie. [Comments]


November 7, 2004

KISS ACE NEW SIR AT SCHOOL
(from www.Mirror.co.uk)
Exclusive By Nicola Methven, Tv Editor
A WILD rocker becomes a teacher at a famous British public school in an explosive reality TV show.
Pupils are to get the shock of their lives when their normal music master is replaced by the Kiss frontman Gene Simmons.
Simmons, known for his demonic black and white make-up and extra long tongue, will teach the kids how to rock.
In the series at Christ's Hospital in Horsham, West Sussex, the class will be turned into a band.
Channel 4 chief Andrew Newman is thrilled to have signed the US legend and said: "The culture clash will be hilarious."
Simmons, 55, a primary school teacher before he formed New York-based Kiss in 1972, once said: "Anyone who tells you they got into rock 'n' roll other than for girls, fame and money is full of s***."
He claims to have slept with 4,600 women.
Rock School will be screened next year on a new Friday night line-up. [Comments]


November 7, 2004

KISSWORLD OPENING TOMORROW?
(from Kissonfire/english Kiss Forum)
Hi,
Went today to have a look at the Kissworld building today and was shocked to see it is a clearence centre that says it is due to open on the 8/11/04 (tommorow morning). It has a big banner out the front which has a KISS logo on it as well as other products. I was able to see through the plastic and could see some Kiss T-Shirts and DVD's and other boxes that I couldn't quite make out. But it did say opening 8/11/04. I hope to check it out.
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P.S.: please note, this infos are not officially confirmed! Anyhow, sharing interesting infos and news about the band is what the international online community with its Forums is all about. If you got anything interesting to share with other KISS Fans, post it there. [Comments] 


November 6, 2004

BATTLE OF THE SONGS
The opinion poll continues with "Creatures of the night".  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! [Comments]

November 6, 2004
BRUCE KULICK IN EUROPE
Bruce Kulick is doing some public appearances in Europe:

18. 11.2004:
KISS Expo with Bruce Kulick & Dirty Dogz as Special Guest
Where: LA GABBIA, Strada Statale 47, Valsugana, Uscita POVE
Location: Bassano del Grappa — Italien
doors open: 21.30

Bruce will make an acoustic performance at this event.

20. 11.2004:
Bruce Kulick Guitar Clinic
Where: Werk Stadt, Mannesmannstr. 6, 58455 Witten
Tickets: € 6,-
doors open: 15.45

more infos at chris@chris-alive.de

20. 11.2004:
KISS Expo with Bruce Kulick as Special Guest
Where: Werk Stadt, Mannesmannstr. 6, 58455 Witten
Tickets: € 9,-/ € 12,-
doors open: 16.00

more infos here or in the Forum

25. 11.2004:
Bruce Kulick Guitar Clinic
Where:
La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Saal des l'Ancien Stand, Rue Alexis-Marie-Piaget 82 (Switzerland)
doors open: 18 Uhr

27. 11.2004:
KISS Expo with Bruce Kulick & Jesse Damon as Special Guest
Where: Rock city club, Nottingham
Tickets: 14 Pounds

doors open: 13.00
more infos at: Tel:(+) 07971/984144

28. 11.2004:
Bruce Kulick Guitar Clinic
Where: Rock city club, Nottingham
Tickets: 10 Pounds

doors open: 17.00
more infos at: Tel:+44 115 9474201


November 3, 2004

"KISS: THE VINTAGE YEARS" AUCTION

(from Backstage Auctions)
She was there at the very earliest days of Kiss’ career, and, of course, was the inspiration for their first hit single, “Beth”, and now Lydia Criss, ex-wife of Kiss drummer, Peter Criss, is auctioning off some of the memorabilia she has kept for 30 years. “After all these years, I felt it was time to let go of my collection and share it with the fans and collectors,” says Lydia, “I will always have my precious memories of that wonderful time in my life.”

The auction, which is being hosted by Backstage Auctions, the leading online auction house for classic rock memorabilia, will begin on Sunday November 7th and run for 1 week through Sunday, November 14th. “It is well known that KISS is right up there with The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix in the value of their memorabilia,” explains Backstage Auctions founder Jacques van Gool, “but these items go beyond that. This is the history of the band’s earliest days.” Included in the auction will be such precious mementos as handwritten lyrics to (including, of “Beth”), hand bills from 1973 shows at New York clubs, jewelry and artwork.

In addition, Lydia is offering items from her years as a rock photographer so there will be more than KISS memorabilia included. She is putting up vintage collectibles like the handbills for Led Zeppelin’s first two shows at New York’s Fillmore East, items from the legendary hangout CBGBs, and photos and memorabilia from The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Ian Hunter, Rod Stewart, Van Halen, Queen and many others. “This is more than Lydia simply cleaning out her closet,” laughs Jacques’ wife and partner, Kelli van Gool, “this is someone who has been right in the trenches of an entire era of classic rock and every item in this auction has historical meaning.”

A preview of some of the notable pieces in the auction can be found at www.backstageauctions.com as well as a downloadable auction catalog. Backstage Auctions has hosted auctions for members or those involved with a number of other classic rock bands. Most recently, they hosted a hugely successful auction for legendary producer Eddie Kramer and the late Allan Coffman, Motley Crue’s first manager. Backstage Auctions is currently lining up their schedule of auctions for the first half of 2005. [Comments]