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September 29, 2010

KISS IN MONTERREY
Kiss played yesterday their first concert in Mexico in Monterrey. Here you can find a report with photos and a video. More videos can be seen on YouTube.
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September 29, 2010

GENE ON FOX NEWS
Here you can see Gene discussing the new Guitar Hero game on Fox News.
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September 29, 2010

Q&A: GENE ON "GUITAR HERO: WARRIORS OF ROCK"
(from USA Today)
Ask Gene Simmons of Kiss about voicing the character of the Demi-God of Rock in the new Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and he is quick to set you straight.
"Character is not the right word. That feels like a Ziegfeld Follies show," he says. "This is a persona."

That persona, the Demi-God, is at the heart of the story in the new Guitar Hero game. The game's developers at Neversoft took as a concept the "Monsters of Rock" and made transforming the game's characters -- Axel Steel, Judy Nails and the gang -- into part of the story line. The player must shred through the game's songs to unlock those character's superhero modes needed to help the Demi-God defeat The Beast that's threatening rock. "And then of course the next logical conclusion was to have the iconic Gene Simmons voice the Demi-God of Rock," says Neversoft project director Brian Bright, "who better to push it way over the top!"

Q: How did you get involved with Guitar Hero?
Gene Simmons:
I've always been aware of Guitar Hero, obviously, because it's an iconic brand. I got a phone call from management saying that the people at Activision are interested and so on and so forth.
Click here to read the rest.

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September 28, 2010

THE ENVY VISITING GENE
Here you can see a video of the Envy visting Gene at home.
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September 28, 2010

BILL BAKERS ACE FREHLEY ARCHIVE NEWS
(from Bill Baker)

Hey Ace fans, Bill Baker, author of "Ace Frehley - The Ultimate Fan Scrapbook" is back with some big updates and specials for the "Holiday Season"! Now is your chance to get your copy!

I will be at the "Spooky Empire" horror expo in Orlando Oct. 8 - 10th as a guest. I'll have Scrapbooks at a special price to celebrate the fact that KISS fans will have the chance to meet the man himself, as Ace is one of the main guests! I'll have some other items for sale with me as well.

Next, you've got to see the new promo film for the book, done "Drive - In Movie" style! Created by webmaster Matt C and narrated by film legend Herschell G. Lewis, this clip is now on YouTube and on my site. Please check it out and show your friends!

Also to celebrate the holiday season, there is a special sale on the scrapbook and other items for sale on the site, please visit www.acefrehleyscrapbook.com  to get your copy for yourself or to give! Stop by and drive right in and enjoy the show and don't forget to visit the snack bar!

Bill Baker
http://www.theacefrehleyarchive.com/
http://www.youtube.com/acefrehleyarchive

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September 28, 2010

KISS EARNS $ 500.000 PER CONCERT
(from kissfaq.com/thesmokinggun.com)
KISS earns a guaranteed mininum fee of $500,000 per concert, placing the band second on the summertime tour earnings list, according to the Smoking Gun. This chart shows the per-concert earnings of a few dozen artists active over the last few months.
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September 28, 2010
KISS IN MEXICO
The US tour has ended, Kiss collected $ 501.018,- for the Wounded Warrios Projekt during the tour.
Today Kiss will play their first concert in Mexico, in Monterey.

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September 26, 2010

KISS IN FONTANA
The US tour ended yesterday in Fontana, California. The concert was streamed live on the internet. They cut the set list short. Kiss played 91 minutes:

Modern Day Delilah
Let me go Rock┤n Roll
Firehouse
Say Yeah
Crazy Crazy Nights
Calling Dr. Love
Shock me
Love Gun
I Love it Loud
Dettroit Rock City
 
Lick it up
I was made for lovin' you
Rock┤n Roll all Night


Here you can see some songs on YouTube.

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September 24, 2010
INTERVIEW WITH TOMMY THAYER
(from 2.kgon.com)
Local music hero, Tommy Thayer, will be inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame on October 9th at the Roseland Theater for his work in Black 'n Blue. They haven't played together in 20 years, but they will when they are inducted into OMHOF! Tommy tells the story of how they formed the band, who helped along the way, and how they opened for KISS which started a personal path for Tommy to become a member of that legendary band. We talk about the old music scene in Portland, old haunts, and others that should be inducted into the OMHOF.
Click here to listen to the interview.

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September 24, 2010

KISS CONCERT LIVE ONLIVE
Here you should be able to watch tomorrows Kiss concert live on the internet.
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September 24, 2010

ANOTHER LOTTERY COMMERCIAL
Here you can see another lottery commercial featuring Kiss from Sweden.
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September 22, 2010

TOMMY AT 7-11
(from tommythayer.com)
Check out this photo of Tommy stopping into a 7-Eleven in Arlington, Texas on his day off today to check out the KISS Big Gulp display first-hand!

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September 22, 2010

NIGHTCLUB CITY AND KISS BRING FANS LIVE CONCERT
(from Kissonline)
(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Sept. 22, 2010 - In a music event that will mark the first time a band of historic magnitude has streamed a free concert to millions through a social game, KISS will broadcast their final North American date of their hugely-successful 2010 Hottest Show on Earth concert tour live in Booyah's Nightclub City, a wildly-popular, music-centric social game and marketing platform for musicians on Facebook.

The live concert will bring new and traditional media together by simultaneously airing on sites KROQ.com in Los Angeles and CBS Radio rock station websites nationwide via Ustream on Saturday, September 25, where KISS is headlining the Epicenter Twenty Ten Festival in Fontana, California.

Fans of KISS will be able to watch the iconic band play for FREE by simply logging on to the Nightclub City application in Facebook or by going to the KISS Ustream site. Those who view the concert in Nightclub City will be given exclusive KISS branded virtual goods to use in the game. In addition, Nightclub City players will have access to a dedicated KISS playlist in the game, featuring the top KISS songs of all-time.

Nightclub City is a digital game based around real-world music, and the landmark KISS event represents Booyah's platform as a real-world gaming leader blending interactive entertainment with social apps while blurring the lines between the real and digital worlds.

"We're celebrating the end of a monster tour by giving everyone a chance to relive some of what they heard and saw at the show. Unfortunately, we will not be responsible for computers melting," said KISS co-founder Paul Stanley.

"We have always believed in pushing the boundaries...in giving the fans bang for the buck...in going where no band has gone before," added KISS co-founder Gene Simmons. "This one's gonna rock big time!"

The dynamic world of Nightclub City is powered by Booyah's vision of fusing elements from the real and digital worlds to create new forms of interactive entertainment. Since opening its club doors in April 2010, more than 8.6 million active players have joined the party per month, and experienced new music within the social game setting and created special experiences that go beyond the realm of the digital world.

Those who watch the KISS concert through Nightclub City will be rewarded with special KISS- branded virtual goods. The broadcast starts with the pre-show at 8:30pm, KISS plays at 9:30pm on Saturday, September 25 at http://apps.facebook.com/nightclubcity.

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September 22, 2010

PAUL IN GUITAR DOCUMENTARY
(from Kissonline)
"Turn It Up!" is a feature-length celebration of the electric guitar. Hosted by Kevin Bacon, the film explores mankind's passion for the electric guitar, and its effect on artists, everyday players, pop culture, history, and even politics.

Turn it Up! is the STORY of the electric guitar, from the invention in the 1930s to its golden years, right through the phenomenon of the Guitar Hero video-game and the digital guitars of the future. But, it's also a series of guitar STORIES, where we'll meet all kinds of people from rock stars, to congressmen, CEOs, and teenage virtuosos, to try to understand their emotional connection to their guitars.

View the trailer at loudandlouder.com/

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September 22, 2010

COMMERCIAL FOR KISS LOTTERY TICKETS
Here you can see the commercial for the Kiss lottey tickets from New Mexico.
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September 21, 2010

NEW KISS JACKET & HOODIE
A new jacket and a new hoodie is available at the official Kiss Store:
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September 21, 2010
Q & A: PAUL STANLEY OF KISS
(from azcentral.com)
Thirty-five years after taking the gospel of rocking and rolling all nite (and then partying every day) to the masses with "Alive!," Paul Stanley swears this latest Kiss tour is the best they've ever done. And they're touring an album, "Sonic Boom," that's been proclaimed the costumed rockers' strongest effort since "Destroyer," the platinum classic that followed "Alive!" and gave the world "Beth."


But chances are Paul Stanley would be feeling pretty good about himself regardless. That's just how he is.

Here's Stanley on what makes this tour the Hottest Show on Earth.

Question:

When you say this is the Kiss tour to see, why is that?

Answer:

For the last few years, the crowds have just been getting bigger, but beyond that, what's been cool is that not only are the people at the concert saying it's the best show ever, the reviews look like I wrote 'em.
Click here to read the rest.

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September 20, 2010

KISS IN SWEDISH LOTTO COMMERCIAL
Kiss are in a Swedish Lotto commercial! Click here to watch it.
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September 20, 2010

CONCERT REVIEW: KISS AT PIZZA HUT PARK
(from Dallas News)
FRISCO – The demon onstage was Gene Simmons, the blood-spewing, tongue-wagging bassist for iconic classic rock band KISS. Simmons and fellow KISS mates Paul Stanley (the Starchild), Eric Singer (the Catman) and Tommy Thayer (Space Ace) headlined Saturday's Rock'N the Park at Pizza Hut Park.

The daylong festival attracted more than 12,000 fans and featured performances by two Dallas hard rock groups, Drowning Pool and Revengeance; Fort Worth's Pat Green; Daughtry; The Envy; and The Academy Is.
Click here to read the rest.

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September 18, 2010

Q & A WITH TOMMY THAYER
(from Dallas Observer)
Tommy Thayer has played guitar in KISS since 2002, taking over for the departed Ace Frehley.

Thayer was involved in various bands before, even gaining the notice of Gene Simmons when Thayer was playing in a KISS tribute band. Soon after, Simmons offered Thayer a job as his assistant. And, when Frehley decided to leave Kiss, Thayer was the natural replacement.

But stepping directly into the space man character associated with Frehley proved troublesome. Fans who noticed the difference often heckled Thayer. Through it all, though, Thayer just keep playing guitar and playing his role. After time, few even notice the difference.

Now, after nearly a decade with Kiss, Thayer finally feels totally at home. And he took a few moments from a tour stop in California to talk about his integration within the band and a few interesting side notes that go along with being in Kiss.

Read our Q&A in full after the jump.
On this tour, you are the one doing most of the interviews. Are you the sacrificial lamb to the media?
I am doing my share. You know, there are so many interviews that we really have to divide them up. But it does seem like I've done quite a few. Maybe it's because I am relatively new.
Click here to read the rest.

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September 18, 2010
KISS ON TOUR AGAIN

After a couple of days off Kiss are on tour again. They played in Houston yesterday. Here you can see some videos from the show.
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September 18, 2010

PETER CRISS ON EDDIE TRUNK RADIO SHOW

(from eddietrumk.com)
Peter Criss is doing a walk to raise funds for cancer. For those that don't know he is a survivor of breast cancer. You can support Peter in his walk and help the cause. Just go to www.petercriss.net for details on the event and how you can help. Please note there is an employer info page that does not need to be filled out.

Peter is scheduled to be on my Q104 show Oct 8th to discuss the event and what he's up to, which includes a new CD and a book. Always enjoy talking with him, more details soon.

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September 17, 2010

GENE INTRODUCING "THE ENVY"

Here you can see Gene Simmons introducing "The Envy" in Toronto earlier this week at the Tattoo Rock Parlour.
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September 17, 2010

KISS TO HEAT UP THE NIGHT

(from mysanantonio.com(Jim Beal Jr.)
The current Kiss tour is called The Hottest Show on Earth. And the band has been working across the country in some of the hottest weather going.

Still, guitarist, singer and songwriter Paul Stanley has, without complaint, been donning what he calls “the uniform,” pulling up his boots, painting the star over his right eye and hitting the stages.

“It's murder,” he said from an Atlanta tour stop. “But I'm in Kiss. Every night is my moment of glory. That's what sets us apart. We'll do our shows if it's 40 degrees or 140 degrees. If you can't do what you're supposed to, give the money back.”
Click here to read the rest.

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September 17, 2010

KISS IS NOW "FAMILY-ORIENTED"

(from Deseret News/Scott Iwasaki)
When Eric Singer joined Kiss for the first time back in 1991, he knew he would be under scrutiny.
But he didn't feel the pressure.

"I think, in life, you're thrown into situations when you're ready," said Singer, who replaced the late Eric Carr, the man who replaced original drummer Peter Criss. "You're given opportunities. Sometimes you're not ready for it."
However, sometimes you are ready thanks to personal preparation.
Click here to read the rest.

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September 17, 2010

GENE ABOUT "GUITAR HERO"

Artisan News interviewed Gene about "Guitar Hero - Warriors of Rock". You can see the interview here.
The game will be released late September and can be ordered here.

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September 16, 2010

CONVERSATION WITH GENE SIMMONS
(from The Huffingtom Post)
Mike Ragogna: Hey Gene, how are you?
Gene Simmons: I'm deliriously happy.
MR: Why didn't you let your daughter keep her pony?
GS: There are Beverly Hills ordinances that I wasn't aware of. You aren't allowed to keep farm animals that poop bigger than a certain size. Do you believe that?
MR: (laughs) No, I can't believe that.
GS: It's actually true. Dog poop is a certain size, but once it gets past a certain size, supposedly, there are health hazards. So, we had to move the horse past Malibu.
MR: I'm sorry to hear that. Did the horse live happily ever after?
Click here to read the rest.

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September 16, 2010

KISS GOES BOOM
(from Houston Press)
Guitarist goes from fan to fame.

By David Glessner Wednesday, Sep 15 2010

Car crashes cause enough commotion without rubberneckers stopping for autographs. So goes the thinking of KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer, who found himself outrageously overdressed a few years back in the middle of a Mexico intersection.


"A lot of times when we finish a show, we'll get off stage in full makeup and costumes, and jump in a van to go straight to the hotel," he says, calling from a Virginia Beach hotel room.

"On this particular night, we each had our own van and we were either in Monterrey or Mexico City. We were going through this crazy traffic in the downtown area and suddenly, 'Boom!' We hit a car! I told my driver, 'Go! Go!' I mean, what am I gonna do, get out of the car and fill out a police report dressed in my spaceman outfit?"

Click here to read the rest.

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September 15, 2010

10 MINUTES WITH KISS
(from San Antonio Current)
Tommy Thayer, who officially replaced founding guitarist Ace Frehley eight years ago in the original Fame Monster band, KISS, talks Gaga, make-up, and YouTube.
When you play with KISS, do a lot of people cheer for Ace Frehley?

Click here to read the rest.

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September 15, 2010

ERIC SINGER PHOTO WITH WATCHES
Eric Singer has posted this photo on his website. It was taken for an upcoming interview in GQ magazine.
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September 15, 2010

BRUCE KULICK MAY HAVE PUT ON KISS SPACEMAN MAKE-UP

(from rockstarsweekly.com)
Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, who's now jamming as a member of Grand Funk Railroad, is riding high on the critical raves and fan support of his third solo album BK3. With KISS on tour with their first studio album in years and another former KISS guitarist releasing a solo album (Ace Frehley - Anomaly), the timing couldn't be better for Bruce to rule the hearts of his old band's fans. The album features guest appearances from Gene Simmons, Nick Simmons Eric Singer, ex M÷tley CrŘe and Union vocalist John Corabi, Steve Lukather of Toto and Doug Fiegerthe late great singer and frontman of The Knack.

We were happy to hear that Doug got to hold a copy of the finished BK3 CD in his hands before he passed and we were a little surprised to know that Kulick might have put on the spaceman costume and makeup had he been asked and if he was not in Grand Funk. Bruce also shared some memories of working with Meat Loaf and Michael Bolton. Listen to this RockStar Weekly exclusive with our favourite guitar hero.
Click here to listen to the interview.

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September 14, 2010

BRUCE KULICK AT AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SHOW

(from 24-7pressrelease.com)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, September 09, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Avid rock'n'roll and blues lovers, plus anyone with an interest in playing an instrument, are set to descent on Melbourne next month for the Australian International Music Show.

Billed as an event to make rockers drool, the festival - which takes place between October 2nd and 3rd 2010 - features live performances from big-name musicians, as well as mountains of amps, drums, guitars and more.

Four-time Grammy nominee and blues legend Robben Ford will host a workshop for cheap accommodation Melbourne customers lucky enough to get their hands on tickets.

Meanwhile, former Kiss star Bruce Kulick will be on hand to tell audience members all they need to know about rock guitar, while country giant Redd Volkaert and ex-Tea Party frontman Jeff Martin will be offering tips on a range of subjects.

Click here to read the rest.

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September 14, 2010

SOUND SHOCK: BOB EZRIN ON "THE ELDER"

(from Fangoria.com)
Ah, the concept album, the rock opera…the ambitious extension of every pop artist who tires of his or her trade and dreams of bigger fish. In the 1970s, as music and mass media leaned towards bloat, with bands like Queen, The Who and Pink Floyd conquering the charts and grand-scale cinema like STAR WARS owning the box office, Kiss decided to give the trashy rock-and-roll pulp they made their name with a rest and pursue loftier creative heights.

The result of their semi-delusional dreaming was 1981’s THE ELDER, a baroque, full-blown concept platter charting the story of a Luke Skywalker-esque boy who is called upon to battle the evil Mr. Blackwell and restore order and balance to the land. The album was the work of legendary producer Bob Ezrin (who helped shape the sound of hard rock’s first horror show, Alice Cooper), a Toronto native who had previously reinvented the band with 1976’s classic DESTROYER and had, at that time, just worked on Pink Floyd’s double-disc rock-opera juggernaut THE WALL.

Both Ezrin and the band (well, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, anyway) were convinced that THE ELDER would be the record to forge their new “mature” path, a bounce back after the lightweight pop fluff of 1980’s UNMASKED. Kiss trimmed their hair and donned new, stripped-down costumes, and the cover was the first in the band’s history not to feature the freak four.

It was, of course, a gross miscalculation.

The album tanked, fans recoiled and THE ELDER pretty much drove a stake through the first wave of Kisstory. But time is a great healer, and over the years, many Kiss devotees have come forth and voiced their love for the disc (this writer included). Lush, evocative, frightening, beautiful and very cinematic, THE ELDER is such a breathlessly odd piece of work, so different from anything else in the Kiss lexicon, that it demands respect.

Fango tracked down Ezrin to talk about THE ELDER and share some memories of that pivotal point in the band’s myth…

FANGORIA: To say one loves THE ELDER is—even now—not a popular sentiment.

BOB EZRIN: True. Not even amongst those of us who created it!

FANG: What can you tell us about the genesis of the album?
Click here to read the rest.

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September 12, 2010
KISS IN DETROIT
Kiss played in Detroit yesterday. Videos from the show can be seen on YouTube. Today Kiss will play in Eric Singers hometown Cleveland.

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September 12, 2010

BRUCE KULICK TO APPEAR AT THE HOLLYWOOD SHOW
(from kulick.net)
Bruce will be appearing at The Hollywood Show on October 10th, which will be held at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 2500 North Hollywood Way, Burbank, California. For more information, including a full list of guests and dealers as well as how to purchase tickets, visit the Hollywood Show website.

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September 11, 2010

KISS IN TORONTO
Kiss played in Toronto yesetrday. The show was almost sold out. Here you can see videos from the concert. Today Kiss will play in Detroit.
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September 11, 2010

UNDERSTANDING PINBALL - BALLY'S KISS - LEARN HOW IT PLAYS
(from TNT Amusements/YouTube)
Remember Kiss Pinball? Here we show just what all those lights on the playfield actually corresponded to!
This video will give you some helpful hints when you get a chance to play this classic game again! These were filmed in 1989 on High Band 8mm Video.
We have other videos in this series here on YouTube and also available in high quality on DVD. Just visit our website www.tntamusements.com or email us! Todd from TNT Amusements

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September 11, 2010

PRE-SHOW Q & A WITH ERIC SINGER
Here you can read a Q&A with Eric Singer. Here is another interview with Eric.
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September 11, 2010

"KISS AND MAKE-UP" IN FRENCH
(from Richard Beck/Kiss News France)
The news is not yet published in the press, but the Camion Blanc editions will release, this month in France, the translated version of the excellent autobiography of Gene "Kiss and Make Up", sold at the moment only in USA. 1000 copies are about to be available (more if massive sales).
Thank you to Cyril Laurence for the info & the KissJournal.
Here is the link where you can pre-order the book: http://www.camionblanc.com/?p=detail_livre&ID=338

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September 9, 2010

R.I.P. CONNIE CARAVELLO
Our condolences to the Caravello family. Connie Caravello, mother of Eric Carr, passed away on September 3rd at the age of 81.
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September 8, 2010

PAUL STANLEY AT NORMAN'S RARE GUITARS
Here you can see Paul Stanley and his son Evan visiting Norman's Rare Guitars.
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September 8, 2010

ELVISS SIMMONS
Elvis Presley and Gene Simmons impersponator in one person?
Well... see www.elvissimmons.com - Memphis Rock City
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September 5, 2010
KISS FILMED FROM BEHIND THE STAGE
Here you can see the beginning of the show in Jonas Beach filmed from behind the stage.
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September 5, 2010

KISS GETTING KIDNAPPED IN GERMAN MOVIE
ANNELIE - an upcoming German movie about a bunch of misfits, who kidnapp a famous band (guess who?), in order to save their home: the run-down hotel and homeless-shelter Annelie. The Kiss characters are being played by a cover-band. In cinemas 2010. Here is a trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooqLA3LXc8A

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September 5, 2010

KISS IN MINNEAPOLIS
Kiss played a nearly sold out show yesterday in Minneapolis. Videos can be seen here.
A review from the show with photos can be found here and here.

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September 4, 2010
KISS IN CHICAGO
Kiss played in Chicago yesterday. Videos from yesterdays show can be seen here. Today Kiss will be playing in Minneapolis.
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September 4, 2010

ACE TO BE SPECIAL GUEST AT "SPOOKY EMPIRE'S ULTIMATE HORROR WEEKEND"
Ace will be one of the Special Guests at the "Spooky Empire's Ultimate Horror weekend" in Orlando, Florida on October 8-10. More infos here.
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September 3, 2010

KISSOLOGY IV DELAYED?
First it was planned for a summer release, then fall, then X-mas 2010.... and now Kissology IV seems to get delayed once again. At least this is what Paul hints to in an interview, which can be read here.
"It's really still in the planning stages," he said. "We have so much incredible footage, and we're just trying to make the most cohesive package."

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September 3, 2010

KISS IN MILWAUKEE
Kiss played in Milwaukee yesterday. A review from the show can be found here. Videos can be seen here. Today Kiss will be playing in Chicago.
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September 3, 2010

INTERVIEW WITH GENE
(from startribune.com)
We asked Kiss' mouthpiece about Trump, State Fair and his "Family Jewels," and he responded as only Gene Simmons can.

Gene Simmons is enamored with numbers. The mouthpiece of Kiss will tell you that his band has sold more than 100 million albums and earned 24 gold records and that his reality TV series, "Gene Simmons Family Jewels," has had 107 episodes and his co-star son, Nick, is 6 foot 7.

Simmons will tell you that his middle name is "Arrogance." And he's proud of that. Here's what the boastful, big-tongued bassist/singer/blood drooler, who turned 61 last week, had to say in a post-soundcheck phone call from Uncasville, Conn. He talked about heading to the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday.

Q You're playing outdoors for the first time in the Twin Cities. What's the difference between outdoors and indoors for Kiss?
Click here to read the rest.
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September 3, 2010

KISS AND MAKE UP
(from Chicago Tribune)
61-year-old Simmons still rocking with 'the best,' but, oh, those platform heels...
Ten years after kicking off its official Farewell Tour, Kiss arrives Friday at Tinley Park's First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre with no signs of mothballing the makeup and armored body suits. True, drummer Eric Singer and guitarist Tommy Thayer have replaced original members Peter Criss and Ace Frehley, respectively, but singer/bassist Gene Simmons and singer/guitarist Paul Stanley are still around, along with the classic Kiss bombast.

The serpent-tongued Simmons, now 61 with five seasons of a reality TV show under his studded belt (A&E's "Gene Simmons Family Jewels"), still calls his band "the best, the hottest band in the world," though plenty of tickets remain for Friday's show. In fact, Simmons said a ticketed adult can bring up to four kids 14 and under to the show for free.

Here's more of what he had to say before his band hit the stage Tuesday in Atlanta:

Click here to read the rest.
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September 2, 2010

PETER CRISS AT "TOY, MODEL AND FILM EXPO"
Peter Criss will be Special Guest at the "Toy, Model and Film Expo" at the Chiller Theatre in New Jersey on October 29 - 31 along with many other guests.
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September 2, 2010

KISS IN THE PRESS
Kiss are on the cover of "Illinois Entertainer" (September issue, free, USA).
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September 1, 2010

COVER STORY: KISS
(from Illinois Entertainer)
This is no place for modesty. Kiss drummer Eric Singer describes the band as a piece of Americana, like Universal Studios or Disneyland. “Whether it’s going to Mount Rushmore or Yellowstone Park or the Statue Of Liberty, I say Kiss is one of the Wonders Of The World. Maybe I’m biased because I’m in the band, but I really believe that you gotta see Kiss at least once in your life. Even if you don’t like Kiss or don’t know anything about them, I guarantee when you walk away from the show you’re going to go, ‘That was a lot of fun – I’ll never see anything like that again.’ I always say, ‘It’s rock ‘n’ roll meets the circus coming to town!’”
Click here to read the rest.

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September 1, 2010

TOMMY THAYER TALKS FANDOM, FIRST SHOWS AND ROCK'N ROLL
(from city pages/Danny Sigelman)
Like most KISS fans, I remember the exact moment they came into my consciousness. That moment is all too vivid. My second-grade classmate, Jim Brown, and I were sitting together with a girl in our class at one of those fake Formica tables listening to storybook records.
Click here to read the rest.

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September 1, 2010

KISS IN ATLANTA
(from WSBTV.com)
Here you can see photos from the Kiss concert in Atlanta.

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September 1, 2010

NEW CD BRINGS KISS BACK TO LIFE
(from Post-Tribune)
By Alan Sculley Post-Tribune correspondent
The previous Kiss studio CD, "Psycho Circus," did little to prove that the band still had creative life in it. 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.
Click here to read the rest.

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September 1, 2010

CANCER-SURVIVOR PETER CRISS PLANNING CHARITY WALK
(from wymg.com)
Former KISS star Peter Criss is putting his breast cancer battle behind him by taking part in a charity walk to raise money for the fight against the disease.

The veteran rocker was diagnosed with the illness in 2008 and subsequently spoke of his embarrassment at contracting a condition more commonly associated with women.

Criss has vowed to help fight the stigma surrounding male breast cancer and is throwing his support behind the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign.

The 64 year old will take part in a charity walk in New Jersey on October 17 and is urging fans to get involved.

He says, "On October 17th, I will be walking for the American Cancer Society, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. I would love for you to join me in this walk to help save lives and bring awareness to men and women about this disease... If you can't walk with us please make a donation for support. As a breast cancer survivor, I THANK YOU!!!"

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September 1, 2010

KISS IN ATLANTA
Kiss played in Atlanta yesterday. With roughly 8.000 people attending it was a relatively small crowd. There was no change to the set list. Here you can see videos from yesterdays show.
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