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November 30, 2009

ACE FREHLEY SET LIST
Here is the set list from Ace's concert in Drammen yesterday:

Rocket Ride
Parasite
Snow Blind
Sister
Outer Space
Speedin' Back To My Baby
Rock Soldiers
Love Her All I Can
2.000 Man
Fox On The Run
New York Groove
Foxy & Free
Shock Me (incl. Solo)
Shout It Out Loud
Deuce
Love Gun
Cold Gin


Click here to see some photos from the concert.

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November 30, 2009

KISS IN THE PRESS
(from Javier Rueda Moya)

KISS is on cover of the new number of Metal Hammer Spanish magazine , number 265 . It also includes a 4 pages Paul Stanley interview and a 2 pages review from Detroit KISS concert.
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(from Lex Prins)

Kiss is on cover of the December issue of Spark magazine from the Czech Republic.
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November 30, 2009

ACE FREHLEY
Ace will be on TV in a Swedish talkshow on December 5th. Here you can see already the first clip from the European tourstart in Norway.

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November 30, 2009

INTERVIEW WITH KISS
Backstage at the Staples Center Kiss talked about the upcoming European tour. Click here to see the interview.

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November 29, 2009

ACE FREHLEY ON TOUR
Ace Frehleys European tour starts today in Norway!

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November 29, 2009

KISS ON TOUR
Kiss are still on tour in the US. Yesterday Kiss played a scaled down show in a small venue in Las Vegas (no blood, no flying). You can see in this clip of "Love Gun" how tiny the stage was. The set list is still the same.

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November 29, 2009

A KILLER VERSION OF "SHOUT IT OUT LOUD"....
(from Mårten Petersson)

... on Swedish Idol 2009.
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November 29, 2009

KISS PICTURES FROM ROSS HALFIN
Photographer Ross Halfin has posted awesome pictures he took in California on his website. Take a look.

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November 28, 2009
KISS JOURNAL WEB TV
(from Michel Mayan)
For the coming of KISS in France to the "hellfest" numerous fans want to see   the group in France for a concert 100 % KISS. The KISS ARMY FRANCE organizes a petition to have this concert in France. All the persons who want to participate in this petition have to write,last  name, first name, city, country and the total number of person who will come, in the email address which follows:  wewantkiss@live.fr

For the KJ, we released the "KISS JOURNAL WEB TV" number 3 special ESP with an exclusive interview of Bruce Kulick and Eric Singer during their last tour at the beginning of the year. With some pieces of live, and more.
part one : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfLNfzpfuPc&feature=channel
part two : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTVJQYdUdWA&feature=channel

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November 28, 2009

TICKETS
Tickets for the European shows went on sale and most of the good seats seem to be gone.
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November 28, 2009
KISS EXPO SPAIN
Here is a flyer for the Kiss Army Spain Party/Expo in Spain on December 26, 2009 in Madrid.

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November 27, 2009

CONCERT POSTER VIENNA
(from Andreas Balzer)

Here is the concert poster for Vienna 2010:

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November 27, 2009
NEW PACKAGES AVAILABLE
There are new Premium packages and also meet & greet packages available.

In Germany  the meet & greet packages have cost 1607,50 Euros at the beginning, now they dropped to 1000 Euros....
In Vienna a meet & greet costs just 1000 Euros... .

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November 27, 2009
PRESALE HAS BEGUN
The pre-sale for most European concerts has now officially started.

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November 27, 2009
BACKSTAGE IM STAPLES CENTER
Click here to see the Backstage Preshow from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. You can see interviews with Shannon Tweed, Eric Singer, Nick Simmons and Doc McGhee amongst others.

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November 26, 2009
KISS IN THE CHARTS
"Sonic Boom" drops to # 147 in the US Billboard Charts in its seventh week.

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November 26, 2009
NEW DATE FOR LEIPZIG
The date for the concert in Leipzig has been rescheduled for May 25th, 2010.

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November 25, 2009
BRUCE KULICK VISITING KISS
Bruce Kulick attended the Kiss concert in Anaheim yesterday. Click here to see the photos he made backstage.

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November 25, 2009
TICKETS FOR GERMANY ON SALE NOW!
For some reason the pre-sale for the German shows have already started.

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November 24, 2009
KISS CONCERT ONLINE LIVE TONIGHT
Tonights concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles will be broadcast live on Facebook.

The concert starts tonight at 9 pm local LA time. In Europe that's 6 am in the morning.
Here is the link:
http://www.facebook.com/KISS#/KISS?v=app_181757350917
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November 24, 2009
TOMMY THAYER: MARKETING ASIDE, KISS IS A SERIOUS BAND
(from pe.com)

Once you get past the grease paint, spandex and 35 years of mainstream merchandizing, Kiss is a rock band to be taken seriously again.
As the band rolls into Southern California nearing the end of what it considers its most successful concert tour in decades, Kiss is seeing a real resurgence in fan support and critical acclaim.
Click here to read the rest.

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November 24, 2009
KISS TO PLAY ROCK AM RING/ROCK IM PARK?
Accoording to festivalisten.de Kiss will play the Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals in Germany again. It fits right into their touring schedule frum June 4 - 6. Rammstein are already confirmed as one of the Headliners. The festivals lasts 3 days, so there are 3 Headliners. Kiss could be one of them.

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November 24, 2009
KISS - LIVE AT COBO HALL DVD TO BE RELEASED NEXT SUMMER
(from Bravewords.com)
BraveWords.com has learned that KISS will release their Live At Cobo Hall DVD in summer 2010, likely in June.
The DVD, filmed in September 2009, "may" be a WalMart exclusive (much like the new JOURNEY live DVD).

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November 23, 2009
KISS IN THE PRESS
(from Marcel Müller)

KISS are also on the cover of the new English "Hammer" magazine.
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November 23, 2009
KISS TOURDATES CONFIRMED

FRI, MAY 7 IRELAND DUBLIN O2 ARENA
SUN, MAY 9 UK GLASGOW SE+CC
MON, MAY 10 UK MANCHESTER ARENA
TUE, MAY 11 UK BIRMINGHAM LG ARENA
THU, MAY 13 UK LONDON WEMBLEY ARENA
SUN, MAY 16 SWITZERLAND ZURICH HALLENSTADION
MON, MAY 17 SWITZERLAND GENEVA ARENA
TUE, MAY 18 ITALY MILAN MEDIOLANUM FORUM
THU, MAY 20 AUSTRIA VIENNA STADHALLLE
FRI, MAY 21 CZECH REPUBLIC OSTRAVA CEZ ARENA
SUN, MAY 23 CZECH REPUBLIC PRAGUE O2 ARENA
WED, MAY 26 GERMANY BERLIN O2 WORLD
THU, MAY 27 GERMANY LEIPZIG ARENA
SAT, MAY 29 SLOVAKIA BRATISLAVA STADIUM
MON, MAY 31 GERMANY HAMBURG ARENA COLORLINE
TUE, JUNE 1 GERMANY OBERHAUSEN KOENIG PILSNER ARENA
TUE, JUNE 8 NORWAY TRONDHEIM LERKENDAL OPEN SITE
THU, JUNE 10 FINLAND TAMPERE SAUNA ROCK
SAT, JUNE 12 SWEDEN STOCKHOLM STADIUM
SAT, JUNE 13 SWEDEN MALMO STADIUM
MON, JUNE 14 NORWAY OSLO VALHALL
WED, JUNE 16 DENMARK AALBORG GIGANTIUM
FRI, JUNE 18 HOLLAND ARNHEM GELREDOME
SUN, JUNE 20 FRANCE NANTES HELLFEST
TUE, JUNE 22 SPAIN MADRID PALACIO DE LOS DEPORTES
FRI, JUNE 25 SPAIN VITORIA AZKENA ROCK FESTIVAL
SUN, JUNE 27 BELGIUM FESTIVAL GRASPOP

Tickets for the German shows (starting at 45 Euros) will be available on Friday.
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November 23, 2009
UK KISS DATES ANNOUNCED
Classic Rock Magazine have just confirmed the rumours and announced the UK dates for the upcoming European Tour:
May 9 Glasgow SECC
May 10 Manchester MEN Arena
May 12 London Wembley Arena
May 13 Birmingham Arena

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November 23, 2009
ROCK LEGENDS KISS TO HIT SCOTLAND AS PART OF EUROPEAN TOUR
DailyRecord.co.uk reveal, that Kiss will headline the SECC in Glasgow on May 9, 2010, as part of a European tour that will be officially announced today.

KISS tickets will supposedly cost £40.

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November 22, 2009
ACE FREHLEY MEET & GREET
For $ 200,- (€ 134,-) you can buy a Meet & Greet ticket for any European Ace Frehley concert. The Meet & Greet package includes a picture with Ace, a VIP Laminate, a T-Shirt and the "Anomaly" CD. Here you can order the Meet & Greet package.

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November 22, 2009
NEW GENE SIMMONS BOOK
A new book from Gene Simmons will be released in Janaury 2010: "The art of war". It is already available for pre-order at Amazon as an audiobook and as a paperback book.

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November 22, 2009
KISS IN LEIPZIG?
According to CatGun in the Kiss Forum, a ticket shop in Leipzig is listing a show at the Arena in Leipzig in the computer.

However, things like this happened already in the past, it may also be just a temp hold date. Dates are being switched around all the time until they are announced. None of the dates mentioned here are confirmed! But since they are thinking about booking a show in small market like Leipzig shows, that they are probably doing a lot of shows...

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November 21, 2009
KISS TOURDATE RUMOURS
Rumours about the upcoming European Kiss Tour include the following dates:
SECC, Glasgow - May 9th
MEN Arena, Manchester - May 10th
Wembley Arena, London - May 12th
LG Arena, Birmingham - May 13th
+ Dublin

ca. 6 dates in Germany in June
Stockholm Stadium June 12th
Malmö June 13th
Hellfest (France) June 19/21

+ Madrid & Barcelona (or La Coruna) in June
+ Azkena Rock Festival in Spain (June 24-26)
Italy: Milano + Rome
possibly Arrow Rock Festival (Holland)
Things change daily and none of the above is confirmed!

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November 20, 2009
KISS IN THE PRESS
(from Marcel Müller)

KISS are on the cover of the Greek Nov/Dec issue of "Rock Hard" Magazins #47/2009.

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November 20, 2009
KISS TOUR ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY?
Classic Rock Magazine will have a major announcement concerning Kiss on Monday. It seems that the rumours posted on November 16th are true and that the dates will be indeed announced on November 23rd.

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November 20, 2009
BRUCE KULICK & ACE FREHLEY
Bruce & Ace met at the "Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp".

Click here to read about it on Bruce's blog.
Bruce has also some photos with Ace on his Facebook site.
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November 20, 2009
HOW KISS GOT ITS GROOVE BACK
(from www.pe.com)

By ALAN SCULLEY
Special to The Press-Enterprise

The 1998 Kiss studio CD, "Psycho Circus," looked more like a last gasp than the celebrated event it was intended to be.

The CD was billed as the return of the original Kiss, since it came in the midst of the reunion of guitarist/singer Paul Stanley and bassist/singer Gene Simmons with the two other original members, guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss.

"Psycho Circus," though, ended up being a lackluster effort on a musical level, and far less than advertised when it came to being called a triumphant return of the classic Kiss lineup.

So Kiss had something to prove when the band decided it wanted to make a new studio CD last year. For one thing, this was a new lineup for Kiss, with guitarist Tommy Thayer making his full-fledged debut and drummer Eric Singer, who since 1996 has been the band's drummer whenever Criss wasn't in the lineup, back on board.

Interestingly, the band decided that if Kiss was going to fail on this album -- the newly released "Sonic Boom" -- there would be no one to blame but the band members themselves, as Stanley took the reins on the project.

"I think the most important thing that I noticed about this record was it was really done, well done, there was no outside producer," Singer said, commenting in a recent phone interview about Stanley's role in the CD.

Click here to read the rest.

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November 20, 2009
KISS IN THE CHARTS
"Sonic Boom" drops in its 6th week to # 97 in the US charts.

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November 19, 2009
KISSOLOGY VOL. 3
"Kissology Vol.3" will be released in Europe on February 8, 2010.

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November 19, 2009
BRUCE KULICK TO RELEASE "BK3" IN FEBRUARY
(from Blabbermouth)
If you ever play Six Degrees of Bruce Kulick, the former KISS/current GRAND FUNK RAILROAD guitarist's résumé will keep you happily busy for hours. Having been tapped by artists as diverse as Meat Loaf and Kanye West, the veteran axeman's boundless creative energy permeates his third solo LP, "BK3". In the works for nearly six years and produced by Jeremy Rubolino, "BK3" delivers explosive hard rock arrangements and addictive pop melodies that honor both Kulick's singular past and bright future. And then there's the jaw-dropping guest list, boasting members of KISS, THE KNACK, TOTO, MÖTLEY CRÜE and more.

"Bruce was to KISS what Ronnie Wood is to the STONES," says Rocket Science GM & Fanboy Enterprises A&R executive Ken Gullic. "The new guy to one generation, and the long-standing stable horse to another."

After getting his solo feet wet with 2001's "Audio Dog" and 2003's "Transformer", Kulick — the often unheralded driving force on 12 years of classic KISS records, from 1984's "Animalize" to 1992's "Revenge" — assembled his own rock 'n' roll dream team. The roster: KISS icon Gene Simmons and up-and-coming son Nick (each vocally appearing separately), longtime friend John Corabi (MÖTLEY CRÜE, Kulick's own UNION), KNACK mainman Doug Fieger, TOTO axe authoritarian Steve Lukather, EDGUY power metal stalwart Tobias Sammet and even current KISS drummer Eric Singer.

"Many albums lack cohesion with different vocalists, but I know that my guitar playing is the glue on 'BK3'," Kulick says. "There was the clear goal of making absolutely the best record that I could put together. I feel like this is my 'Revenge'."

"BK3" will be released on February 16 on Twenty 4 Records/Rocket Science Ventures.

"BK3" track listing:

01. Fate
02. Ain't Gonna Die (featuring Gene Simmons)
03. No Friend Of Mine (featuring John Corabi)
04. Hand of the King (featuring Nick Simmons)
05. I'll Survive
06. Dirty Girl (featuring Doug Fieger)
07. Final Mile
08. I'm The Animal (featuring Tobias Sammet & Eric Singer)
09. And I Know
10. Between The Lines (featuring Steve Lukather)
11. Life

The limited-edition EP that was created especially for Kulick's last Australian guitar clinic tour can be heard on Kulick.net. The three tracks are also available for purchase via iTunes.

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November 19, 2009
KISS STREAMING CONCERT TRAILER
(from Kissonline)
KISS to stream Staples Center concert live via Facebook.


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November 19, 2009
LIVE KISS CONCERT TO STREAM ON FACEBOOK
(from Kissonline)
Bud Light Golden Wheat presents the legendary rockers KISS ( www.kissonline.com) on Facebook via a Ustream streaming link live from their show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 9 pm PST on Wednesday, November 25. This is the first-ever live web concert for one of rock's most iconic bands as KISS celebrates the November 19 release of their new, three-track Guitar Hero pack featuring Modern Day Delilah, I Was Made for Loving You and Lick It Up.

Users can watch and interact by visiting the official KISS Facebook page at facebook.com/KISS or on Ustream at www.ustream.tv/channel/kiss-live to connect with other KISS fans for a personal chat and live video experience in real-time during the show. Users who own an Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft can click the Guitar Hero banner at the bottom of the screen and go directly to Xbox LIVE Marketplace on Xbox.com to purchase the KISS three-song track pack and queue it up for download to their Xbox 360 console. PlayStation3 computer entertainment system and Wii owners can purchase the track pack through the in-game music store in either Guitar Hero 5 or Band Hero.
Click here to read the rest.

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November 19, 2009
KISS IN THE PRESS
Kiss are also on the cover of the Swdish  magazine "Fuzz" (12/2009; pic: www.kissarmysweden.net)
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November 19, 2009
KISS CONFIRMED FOR "HELLFEST" FESTIVAL IN FRANCE?
Supposedly Kiss have just been confirmed as a headliner at the "Hellfest" Festival in France, which takes place from June 19 - 21.

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November 19, 2009
ACE FREHLEY - NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Click here to see Ace Frehley doing Frank Sinatras "New York, New York", ending with a guitar solo.

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November 19, 2009
PETER CRISS ABOUT BREAST CANCER
Yahoo News posted an interview with Peter Criss. He talks about his breast cancer diagnoses and how he discovered it.

Click here to watch the video.

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November 19, 2009
CHARLOTTE, NC KISS EXPO
The First Annual
ROCK AND ROLL CARNIVAL,
FLEA MARKET, & MUSIC EXPO

SATURDAY --- MARCH 13, 2010
TREMONT MUSIC MUSIC HALL
CHARLOTTE, NC
www.tremontmusichall.com

2 members of the ORIGINAL KISS ROAD CREW
J.R. Smalling & Mick Campise

On the road with KISS from 1973-1976 road manager J.R. Smalling and production manager Mick Campise travelled the world as part of the perpetual KISS touring machine. As the band evolved from opening act into worldwide headlining phenomenon, they were there. And now they will be here, in Charlotte, NC to share their experiences and stories with you.

J.R. will be making his first KISS Expo appearance ever while Mick hasn't been an Expo guest in over 15 years.

For anyone who wants to get up close and personal with our special guests, we will be offering a special VIP ticket package that will include a pre-expo lunch with J.R. and Mick. Share a meal, ask questions, or just sit back and listen as J.R. and Mick share their rock and roll war stories with you in a private setting.

More info on VIP ticket packages to be announced soon.

To inquire and request more info, email rockandrollcarnival@yahoo.com

VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE
http://www.myspace.com/rockandrollcarnival

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November 18, 2009
DO NOT MISS ANY IMPORTANT NEWS
The new European Tour will be announcd shortly. If you do not want to miss any important news, you may subscribe to our newsletter on the top left of this page.

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November 18, 2009
BRUCE KULICK: THE PRIVATE PARTY (AMSTERDAM EDITION)
Bruce Kulick - who is about to release his new album BK3 in Europe through Frontier Records - will throw a very special party in Amsterdam, Holland on November 27. In stead of just a listening party for his forthcoming album, the former KISS guitarist will do a guitar clinic, a very personal meet & greet, and a Q & A session. Also, the axe slinger will bring brand new merchandise for his fans. Tickets are limited to only 120 pieces, in order to keep the event as intimate as possible, and are exclusively available through KISS Kollector Fanclub in Holland, www.kisskollector.com.

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November 18, 2009
KISS MEET & GREET
Quite a few videos from recent "Meet & Greets" are on YouTube.

Click here to watch a report about Kiss "Meet & Greets".
Click here to see private "Meet & Greet" footage.
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November 17, 2009
INTERVIEW WITH BOB KULICK
(from noisecreep.com)
Veteran guitarist Bob Kulick has had the kind of career that speaks volumes of his range and talent. He's the kind of musician who can lay down guitars on anything from hard rock to R&B and not even flinch. He first came to most music geeks through his work with Kiss in the '70s and his stint playing in Meat Loaf's Neverland Express band. If you want to see Kulick and his brother Bruce (who later became lead guitarist for Kiss) in action you should check out the just released 'Bat Out of Hell: The Original Tour' DVD which was filmed in 1977.

As killer as Kulick's resume is, there was one name in it that stood out like a sore thumb. Noisecreep spoke with the guitarist and asked him about his association with a certain vanilla crooner.

You were born and bred in New York during the '50s and '60s, do you remember which bands first hooked you in?


The Beatles and all of the acts that appeared on the Murray the K (legendary N.Y.C. area DJ) concerts I would go see had the most impact on me. I also loved the U.K. artists like the Animals, Gerry and the Pacemakers and the Moody Blues. How about all of the black acts? I'm talking people like Little Anthony and the Imperials, Patti LaBelle, Ben E. King, the Ronettes etc.

Most Kiss fans know you from your various sessions with them throughout the years. How did you initially come into their world?

I originally auditioned for the band but the one day Paul called me and said that they were taking Ace but that I was the better player. He also said that we should keep in touch, which we did.

It's widely known that you played Ace Frehley's parts on several Kiss albums but you were often not credited in the liner notes. How did this work? Did you have to reach some kind of financial agreement to keep things under cover?

By that time, Paul and Gene were my good friends but I especially got along with Paul and we hung out a lot. One day they asked me the favor of filling in and I did. There was never a piece of paper or anything like that. I was paid and never made a big fuss about any of it. I wanted them to hear what they would have sounded like with me so there it was. They got the best solos they had ever had (laughter).

When your brother Bruce got the Kiss lead guitar spot after Mark St. John, did you continue to work with the band at any capacity?

No, but Paul and Gene recommended me for stuff all of the time, like the Diana Ross gig and other sessions.

How do you feel about Kiss going out with Tommy Thayer playing the role of Ace?

I just have to say that he plays the stuff better than Ace (laughter). Tommy's a friend and I'm happy to see him up there.

Your resume is long and varied with everyone from Lou Reed and W.A.S.P. to Meat Loaf and Motörhead. But one artist sticks out more than the others. Please explain your connection to Michael Bolton.

Michael Bolotin aka Michael Bolton! We worked together a lot years ago when he was doing a Robert Plant kind of thing singing and dancing in the streets and rocking up R&B songs but it never worked. As soon as he started singing the straight-up R&B songs that he wrote, he became a megastar.

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November 16, 2009
INTERVIEW WITH PAUL STANLEY
(from YouTube/OfficialKISSOnline)
Paul discusses KISS's Guitar Hero 3-song track pack, the Alive 35 tour and more in a podcast interview with MajorNelson.com, the official blog of Microsoft's Xbox Live. Larry Hryb, Director of Programming for Microsoft Xbox Live conducts the interview. Click here to listen.

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November 16, 2009
UK TOUR 2010
The UK shows in May 2010 will supposedly be announced on November 23rd with tickets going on sale November 27th, including dates at least in Manchester, London, Birmingham, Glasgow and one in Ireland.
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November 16, 2009
INTERVIEW WITH TOMMY & PAUL
Reverb Nation's Metalheadz show (United Kingdom) interview with Paul Stanley and Tommy Thayer. Click here to listen.
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November 15, 2009
EUROPEAN TOUR STARTS IN MAY 2010
Rumours are, that a 40-date European Tour will start in May 2010. Tickets will supposedly be on sale soon. Ticket agencies are already advertising the tour.
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November 15, 2009
KISS IN VANCOUVER
Kiss changed the set list yesterday in Vancouver again. They included "Do you love me" in the set.

Deuce
Strutter
Let Me Go Rock And Roll
Hotter Than Hell
Shock Me
Calling Dr. Love
Modern Day Delilah
Cold Gin
Do You Love Me
Say Yeah
100,000 Years
I Love It Loud
Black Diamond
Rock And Roll All Night


Shout It Out Loud
Lick It Up
Love Gun
Detroit Rock City

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November 15, 2009
PLAYLIST PLUS
"Playlist Plus", the 3 CD Best of set from Germany with the 3 single CD's with cover in a cardboard box is available at Amazon for just 7,95 Euros.
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November 14, 2009
TIN GIFT SET
There is a new Creatures of the night "Tin Gift Set" available at Amazon.
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November 14, 2009
ACE FREHLEY LIVE CLIPS
Click here to watch Ace's smokin' guitar solo from his concert in Columbus, Ohio.
Click here to see "Foxy & free".
More Ace live clips can be seen here.

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November 14, 2009

KISS IN THE PRESS
Kiss are on the cover of "Metal Obs" (No. 34, October 2009), a free French Metal magazine.
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November 14, 2009
KISS IN THE PRESS
Paul Stanley is on the cover of the new issue of the New Yorker "Good Times" magazine.

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November 13, 2009
KISS IN CALGARY
Kiss played to a sold out crowd of 14.000 in Calgary. Click here for a review.
Next stop is Vancouver.

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November 13, 2009
bookKompendium2009USA.jpg (30985 Byte)KISS KOMPENDIUM
(from Kissonline)

In '77, blood from each member of the rock band KISS was drawn by a registered nurse and poured into vats of red ink used for printing the band's first comic book. It was created by Marvel legend Stan Lee and was the beginning of a hugely successful KISS comic book franchise. All are now out of print.

Now, for the first time, the KISS Kompendium combines the most breathtaking KISS comic books into a lush oversized collector's compilation. Brought to life by graphic illustrations as riveting and hardcore as the band's real-life fire-breathing line-up, the Demon (Gene Simmons), Starchild (Paul Stanley), and the other band members' superhero alter egos defeat evil in over 1200 pages of stunning KISS comics!

This is a book authorized by KISS. KISS founding members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have contributed the forewords to this. The book also includes exclusive never-before-seen backstage photos from KISS' newest tour along with commentary by the band-members.

This is a must-have for every KISS fan eagerly awaiting the band's new album, their first in over 10 years, and a perfect holiday gift for comic-book lover to pour over time and time again.

The KISS Kompendium, over 1,200 pages of KISS comics - on sale December 8, 2009 - is available for pre-order at Amazon.

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November 13, 2009
ACE FREHLEY LIVE
Check out some live footage from Ace Frehley on YouTube, for example "Fox on the run".

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November 13, 2009
ACE FREHLEY BAND
Check out this picture of Ace and his band b
ackstage at Club Nokia on Oct 28th, the Halloween show, posted on Ace's Twitter page.

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November 13, 2009
KISS IN THE CHARTS
"Sonic Boom" is currently at No. 52 in the German charts and at No. 66 in the US charts.

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November 12, 2009
A KISS FOR CANADA
(from calgaryherald.com)

KISS will gladly sell you the whole seat at one of their concerts -- we are talking about Gene Simmons the entrepreneurial king, after all -- but you're only going to need the edge of it.

Sure, it's a cliched slogan, one used primarily to sell tickets to monster truck events. But the description fits. KISS concerts, after all, are unlike anything the world has ever seen.

"We want to entertain you, and when you pay for a high-priced ticket it should get you more than a guy on stool," said Paul Stanley, the group's singer-guitarist. "When you get a ticket from us, we'll pummel you, deafen you, blind you, cover you in confetti and you'll leave very satisfied."
Click here to read the rest.

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November 12, 2009
INTERVIEW WITH ACE FREHLEY
Click here to listen to Ace Frehley being interviewed by Bad Side guitarist Jason Mapes for his radio shows on WIHC The Bear 97.9 FM and 99.5 YES FM WYSS radio stations in Sault Ste Marie. Interview took place on 11/10/09 while Ace Frehley was on tour to promote his brand new CD "Anomaly".

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November 11, 2009
KISS IN SASKATOON
Kiss played in Saskatoon yesterday. "Say Yeah" was played agai. Tomorrow Kiss are going to play in Calgary.

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November 11, 2009
INTERVIEW WITH PAUL STANLEY
(from ABC News)

Click here to see an interview with Paul Stanley about traveling.

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November 11, 2009
INTERVIEW WITH PAUL STANLEY
(from Kissonline)
Redding Radio 106X KRRX-FM interviewed Paul Stanley on a recent radio show. Paul discusses the current tour, Sonic Boom, and more. Take a listen!

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November 11, 2009
"FIREHOUSE" LIVE IN WINNIPEG
Click here to see Kiss playing "Firehouse" whilst part of the stage caught fire...

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November 10, 2009
KISS IN THE PRESS
(from Andreas Balzer)

KISS are on the cover of the Dutch Aardschok magazine.
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November 10, 2009
KISS IN WINNIPEG: STAGE ON FIRE, NEW SET LIST
Kiss played to a sold out crowd in Winnipeg yesterday. "Say Yeah" was back in the set.
During the show the lighting truss caught fire. The band then played a rough, but complete version of Firehouse with Eric singing most of the song!

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November 10, 2009
WHEN KISS WAS COOL: EUROPE 1976
Check out many great photos from Europe 1976 at Dogmaticblog.com!

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November 10, 2009
AceFrehley2009SmokingGuitar.jpg (19911 Byte)ACE FREHLEY AND HIS FANS ROCK AND ROLL ALL NIGHT
(from host.madison.com)

The guitar reigned supreme Saturday night at the Majestic Theatre during Ace Frehley's blazing performance for a worshipful crowd.

It's probably safe to say the venue hasn't seen this much air guitar in a while. The audience of mostly 30- to 50-something dudes went absolutely wild for the former KISS guitarist, and it was almost as much fun to watch them rock out as it was to watch Frehley's hands slide, bounce and tap across his instrument.

Yes, he got his guitar to smoke and flame, using the trick he started 30-plus years ago. And yes, it was totally awesome. (Milwaukee wasn't so lucky -- a man who attended the show at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino Friday night said Frehley's special smoke bomb malfunctioned.)
Click here to read the rest.

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November 10, 2009
INTERVIEW WITH BRUCE KULICK
"May the Rock be with you" did an interview with Bruce Kilick. It can be read here.

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November 9, 2009

KISS IN THE PRESS
(from Niklas Olsson/kissarmysweden.com)

Here are the 4 covers for the RED HOT ROCK MAGAZINE that will come out in Sweden this week. Totaly there ar 14 pages about KISS and Ace in the magazine.
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November 8, 2009
MINNEAPOLIS SOUNDCHECK
Parts of the soundcheck in Minneapolis were put online on YouTube. Click here to watch the clip.

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November 8, 2009
KISS AT VOODOO FESTIVAL
(from YouTube/altitudetv)

KISS gets crazy with backstage Interview and live performance at Voodoo Festival 2009.
Click here to see the clip.

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November 8, 2009
KISS IN THE PRESS
(from Santy Prades/www.kissforever-spain.com)
Gene Simmons appears on the cover of Spanish newspaper  "El Pais" of EP3 section, last Friday, November 6th, 2009. This section also contains an article on 2 pages about the band, with a brief interview from New Orleans where KISS play at Voodoo Festival last Saturday. There is also a photo of Kobetasonic of the last year.

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November 8, 2009
ROBERT FLEISCHMAN
(from rockpages.gr)

We continue our KISS special feature with the 43rd interview of a KISS-related figure. This week, ex-Vinnie Vincent Invasion singer, Robert Fleischman, remembers his years with Vinnie! Here’s an excerpt:

Rockpages.gr:
Why did you leave almost immediately after the completion of the (first) record?

Robert Fleischman:
I was never fired. Vinnie had a manager whose only experience was being a road manager. The manager had promised Chrysalis that he would tie me up in a contract. So at the photo shoot for the album, the manager came to me with this document as thick as the phone book and told me to sign it, saying “trust me, it’s ok”. I told him that I wanted to take it to my lawyer, a thing that is typical in these situations, but he insisted that I sign it right then and there. So I refused. Obviously I was once again pegged as a “difficult” person. He went back to Chrysalis and had to tell them that I didn’t sign, but he had already led Chrysalis to believe that I will sign. So he was caught in a lie and the shit hit the fan. So then I started getting calls from Chrysalis telling me to sign a deal which would tie me up without any money advances or anything. I said no to them, they threatened me by saying they would take my voice off the album, so I told them to do what they had to do. Obviously taking my voice off would have cost them a great deal more of money, but I never heard from them after that. They found another vocalist to sign apparently and they probably gave him very little money. A few months later I had people telling me to turn on MTV. So I turned on MTV to see the premier of Vinnie’s new video “Boyz Are Gonna Rock” expecting to hear their new singer’s vocals. To my surprise my voice was coming out of this guy’s mouth as he was dressed in leather pants with panties on the outside. So that was the first Millie Vanillie type situation. Needless to say, there was a legal dispute over it, which I won.

Read the full interview on: http://www.rockpages.gr/standard.aspx?type=13&sub=K&lang=EN

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November 8, 2009
KISS IN MINNEAPOLIS
Kiss rocked the packed Target Center in Minneapolis yesterday. The crowd sang "Happy Birthday" to Tommy Thayer. Again they did not play "Say Yeah", the set list was the same as in Chicago. On YouTube you can see live footage from the show.

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November 8, 2009
KISS IN THE PRESS
(from Diamond Noir)
This month, KISS are on the cover of the new issue of Guitarist & Bass Magazine (#227). Additionally, Bruce Kulick recently featured on the cover of issue #1030 of CB News, a magazine that deals with the current events of advertising creation in television, radio, press, billboard and multimedia. There was no article about Bruce inside the magazine though.

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pics: Diamond Noir

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November 7, 2009
ACE FREHLEY LIKES PLAYING WITH FULL DECK OF SOBRIETY
(from host.medison.com)

The release date in September of "Anomaly," Ace Frehley's first album in 20 years, coincides with the third anniversary of his sobriety.

The original KISS guitarist didn't plan it that way, he said recently in an interview from his home in Beverly Hills, but "it was a nice sentiment. It's something I've struggled with my whole life. There's been times in the past when I've had reasonable times of sobriety, but this is the longest time, three years."

Sobriety played a defining role in the album's development. He wrote many of the songs years ago, but couldn't get it together until about two years ago as his head started clearing.

"It enabled me to be more focused and more in touch with what I do," said Frehley, 58. "I think I wrote better songs and perform better."
Click here to read the rest.

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November 7, 2009
VINTAGE KISS PHOTO BOOK
The great new Photo Book "Vintage Kiss" is now available for a special price of just $ 26,37 (€ 18,-) on Amazon. The book contains a lot of great vintage photos.

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November 7, 2009
KISS ROCKED CHICAGO
Kiss played at the packed United Center in Chicago
last night.
Here is the set list:

Deuce
Strutter
Let Me Go, Rock 'n Roll
Hotter Than Hell
Shock Me
Calling Dr. Love
Modern Day Delilah
Cold Gin
Parasite
100,000 Years
I Love It Loud
Black Diamond
Rock And Roll All Nite


Shout It Out Loud
Lick It Up
Love Gun
Detroit Rock City


Click here to watch "Detroit Rock City" live in Chicago.

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November 7, 2009
NEW KISS BOOK
"Richard Galbraith Photography Presents KISS" is the name of a new Kiss Photo Book.

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November 6, 2009
KISS AND ACE FREHLEY ON TOUR AGAIN
Kiss will hit the road again tonight, they will continue the tour in Chicago. More info on how it went tomorrow.

Ace Frehley kicked off his headline "Anomally" tour yesterday. Here is the set list. Here is a photo from the soundcheck.

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November 6, 2009
KISS ON CNN
Legendary rockers KISS show their support for wounded warriors and reflect on their 35-year-career with CNN's Naamua Delaney.
Click here to see the clip.

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November 5, 2009
KISS IN THE CHARTS
"Sonic Boom" drops to # 41 in the US Billboard charts in its 4th week.

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November 5, 2009
INTERVIEW WITH BRUCE KULICK
You can read a new interesting interview with Bruce Kulick at examiner.com. He mentions, that his new solo album will be out in by February.

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November 5, 2009
KISS TO PLAY 40 SHOWS IN EUROPE STARTING IN MAY 2010?
The annual Classic Rock Awards took place in London on November 2. Someone who was present, posted in his blog:
Doc McGhee the current KISS manager was here to get the VIP Award. He managed Mötley Crüe and Bon Jovi in the old days. Had a nice chat with him. KISS will play around 40 shows in Europe in the summer of 2010. They will include eight UK shows in May including one at Wembley Arena.

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November 5, 2009
TALKING METAL ACE FREHLEY INTERVIEW
Click here to watch the Talking Metal Ace Frehley Interview conducted at the Gibson Guitars showroom in New York City.

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November 4, 2009

"EXTRACT" MOVIE FEATURING GENE OUT IN DECEMBER
An all-star comedy ensemble featuring Jason Bateman (Juno, Arrested Development), Mila Kunis (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Kristen Wiig (Whip It, Saturday Night Live), Ben Affleck (He’s Just Not That Into You), J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man, Oz), Clifton Collins, Jr. (Sunshine Cleaning) and a cameo appearance by KISS front man Gene Simmons creates a cast of quirky characters and oddball employees in a true-to-life comedy packed with Judge’s signature razor sharp humor. Available just in time for holiday gift giving, Extract is priced at $39.99 SRP on Blu-ray Hi-Def and $29.99 SRP on DVD.
Click here for more infos.

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November 4, 2009
INTERVIEW WITH ACE FREHLEY
Click here to listen to a new interview with Ace from october 30th, 2009.
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November 3, 2009
KISS IN THE PRESS
(from Pavel Hromada)
The November issue of Czeck Report Magazine feartures a Paul Stanley report.

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November 3, 2009
KISS "IN THE STUDIO" RADIO INTERVIEW
(from In the studio via Kissonline)
The "In The Studio" radio show interviews Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons to discuss the 35th anniversary of Alive! Paul and Gene discuss the band's beginnings, KISS concerts in their early years, as well as the new album, Sonic Boom, and the current state of the recording industry.
Click here to listen to the interview.

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November 3, 2009
BRUCE KULICK Q & A
Kiss Army Australia did a Q & A with Bruce Kulick. Click here to check it out.
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November 3, 2009
KISS IN THE CHARTS
"Sonic Boom" is at # 41 in the German charts in its 4th week. According to this site Kiss may stay in the Top 20 in the US-charts.
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November 3, 2009
FUSE TV INTERVIEWS KISS
(from Kissonline)
Fuse TV interviewed KISS before Saturday night's concert at Voodoo Festival in New Orleans. Check it out!

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November 1, 2009
KISS TO APPEAR ON FUSE TV SPECIAL
(from Kissonline)
Highlights from last night's KISS concert at New Orleans' Voodoo Festival will appear in an upcoming Fuse TV special.
"The Best of Voodoo Experience" will air on November 6th at 10:00pm (9:00 Central) on the Fuse network. Fuse is found on DirectTV channel 339 and Dish Network channel 158, or check your local cable listings.

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November 1, 2009
KISS AT VOODOO FEST
Kiss played at the Voodo Fest yesterday to the probably biggest crowd they ever played in the US.
They dropped "Say Yeah" from the set list yesterday, the set list was as follows:

Deuce
Strutter
Let Me Go, Rock and Roll
Hotter Than Hell
Shock Me
Modern Day Delilah
Calling Dr. Love
She
Parasite
100000 Years
I Love It Loud
Black Diamond
Rock and Roll All Night

Shout It Out Loud
Lick It Up
Love Gun
Detroit Rock City


Here you can find a concert review of the show.

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November 1, 2009
INTERVIEW WITH PAUL STANLEY
(from startribune.com)
The bellman was at the door to pick up his luggage, his cell phone was ringing (the ringtone: Led Zeppelin's "Black Country Woman") and he had a hacking cough. None of those interruptions prevented singer Paul Stanley from talking about his favorite subject, Kiss.

As it celebrates its 35th anniversary, Stanley's band is hotter than an arena full of flamethrowers. The Kiss Alive 35 tour has filled stadiums in Europe and South America (it comes to Target Center Saturday). "Sonic Boom," Kiss' first album of new material in 11 years, debuted at No. 2 despite being available only at Wal-Mart. And after being shunted aside for 10 years, the band is finally on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ballot.

To top it all, "not only are we getting incredible response from the audience on tour, but it's odd to also get good reviews," Stanley said from Atlanta, with mock surprise.

Kiss' mouthpiece, who turns 58 in January, talked about "Sonic Boom," the status of former members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, and the newest Kiss products -- M&Ms and a Mr. Potato Head.

QWhy did you decide to go with a Wal-Mart exclusive for "Sonic Boom"?

AThe reality is that the music retail store has pretty much dried up. The music industry is in a tumble, to say the least. And Wal-Mart offered us the opportunity to put out a package that kind of followed our philosophy of giving more than just an album. There was a time when we would include a Love Gun or a poster or a tattoo -- something to just take it over the top. We were able to put together a package that [also] has a CD of re-records of 15 songs and a DVD of excerpts from our most recent stadium show in Buenos Aires. To be able to do that for 12 bucks, it's a no-brainer. Plus, there are a lot more Wal-Marts at this point than there are record stores.

Click here to read the rest.

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November 1, 2009
KISS IN THE PRESS
Kiss are on the cover of the new issue of Sweden Rock Magazine (# 66).
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pic: kissarmysweden.com

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