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September 30, 2011

DID YOU KNOW...
...that Kiss have been twice on the cover of "Popcorn" magazine? Issue 9/1980 is currently listed on eBay. It features a story on Eric Carr's first concert in New York plus a live-poster from New York 1980, which can be seen in the auction. A list of all Kiss articles in Popcorn magazine can be found here.
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September 30, 2011

PAUL STANLEY INTERVIEW
Here you can see an interview with Paul Stanley on NBC Prime Time News LA.
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September 29, 2011

INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL BRANDVOLD
Kiss Army Argentina interviewed Michael Brandvold, the first webmaster of Kissonline (1998 - 2005). Click here to read the interview.
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September 29, 2011

GENE SIMMONS ON SETTLING DOWN WITH SHANNON
(from etonline.com)
Mark Steines sat down with rocker Gene Simmons of KISS to talk about his decision to finally settle down with and marry his longtime girlfriend Shannon Tweed.
"It is time for me to grow up. I'm 62. I've been doing a lot of wacky stuff for an awfully long time…and there's nobody I've ever said I love you to. I even find it difficult to say 'I love you' to my mother. But I love Shannon with all my heart and all my soul, and always will."

Check out the video to see more of Mark's interview with Gene and Shannon.

The wedding preps will air in the new season of Gene Simmons Family Jewels, which starts on October 4, 2011 on A&E. The wedding is set for October 1, 2011.
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September 28, 2011

KISS WINE AND BEER ON SALE IN EUROPE
Los Angeles, CA, USA and Stockholm, Sweden --- September 28, 2011 --- Legendary rock band KISS is raising a glass to celebrate its show-stopping spirit with spirits! KISS and wine distributor Rewine today announced the signing of a European licensing deal to create rare rock and roll vintages of KISS-themed Zin Fire Wine and Destroyer Beer. The private-label liquors, which feature customized KISS packaging, will be available in Europe this fall.
Click here to read the rest.

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September 27, 2011

VINNIE VINCENT FORUM
Wanna join the Vinnie Vincent Forum? Read the rules here.

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September 27, 2011

INTERESTING CLOSED AUCTIONS ON EBAY
Here are some interesting recently closed auctions on eBay:


Rock and Roll over acetate: $ 1.300,-

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Disco bag with content: $ 1.104,-
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signed UK movie poster: $ 450,-

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bedspread: $ 430,-

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orange Ace guitar pick: $ 400,-

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Solo Album press kit: $ 370,-

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signed Paul Ibanez Promo Poster Japan: $ 323,-

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1980 Promo Poster for newspaper: $ 310,-

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Super Poster 12/1979: $ 250,-

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Peter Halloween costume: $ 208,-

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Set hair combs from Australia 1980: $ 202,-

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Japan Promo Sticker: $ 150,-

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Super Poster Magazine 1979: $ 132,-

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Alive 35 CD Box Set: $ 900,-

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Killers LP Japan: $ 404,-

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Hotter than hell LP Argentina: $ 261,-
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More interesting closed auctions: see above the news
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most interesting Auctions >>

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September 27, 2011

NEW MOVIE ABOUT NEIL BOGART WITH JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
(from Indiewire)
Record executive and producer Neil Bogart is now getting the biopic treatment as Deadline reports that Timberlake will star in and produce “Spinning Gold.” Written by Tim Bogart (yes, Neil’s son, who also penned “The I Inside” and “Jungle Book: Lost Treasure”) the film will tell the story of his father’s rags to riches tale as a Jewish kid from Brooklyn who founded Casablanca Records and found fortune releasing records by KISS, Donna Summer and Parliament. While nowadays bands make it or break it on a single record, Bogart was known for sticking with KISS through their middling sales of their first few albums before their breakthrough Alive.

Click here to read the rest.
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September 26, 2011

GENE TELLS WHY KISS IS GOING TO CRUISING
(from avidcruiser.com/by Wallace Immen)
In an exclusive interview with Avid Cruiser, Gene Simmons tells why the legendary band KISS will become the Kings of the Night Time World on a cruise of the Carnival Destiny that starts Oct. 13 from Miami and returns Oct. 17. The Rock and Roll Party for four nights, includes two full concerts by KISS and performances by other top rock bands including Skid Row, The Envy, Bad City and Craig Gass. And there will be Room Service after you Rock and Roll All Nite and party every day on Half Moon Cay and Nassau in the Bahamas.

We’ve all got Great Expectations, Gene, what made you decide to take KISS to sea? The KISS Kruise is a chance for all of us — the band and the fans — to have a ball. Just let your hair down and not worry about it at all. Kiss has always been about breaking the rules. We’ve never liked that moat — the stage — separating the band from the fans. So whenever we do a show, we try to take the action right to your face. A cruise will let the fans get up close. We try to take it inside you, we want you to smell it and taste it and feel it.

Click here to read the rest.
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September 26, 2011

GENE TELLS WHY KISS IS GOING TO CRUISING
(from avidcruiser.com/by Wallace Immen)
In an exclusive interview with Avid Cruiser, Gene Simmons tells why the legendary band KISS will become the Kings of the Night Time World on a cruise of the Carnival Destiny that starts Oct. 13 from Miami and returns Oct. 17. The Rock and Roll Party for four nights, includes two full concerts by KISS and performances by other top rock bands including Skid Row, The Envy, Bad City and Craig Gass. And there will be Room Service after you Rock and Roll All Nite and party every day on Half Moon Cay and Nassau in the Bahamas.

We’ve all got Great Expectations, Gene, what made you decide to take KISS to sea? The KISS Kruise is a chance for all of us — the band and the fans — to have a ball. Just let your hair down and not worry about it at all. Kiss has always been about breaking the rules. We’ve never liked that moat — the stage — separating the band from the fans. So whenever we do a show, we try to take the action right to your face. A cruise will let the fans get up close. We try to take it inside you, we want you to smell it and taste it and feel it.

Click here to read the rest.
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September 26, 2011

KISS ROCKING WITH ARCHIE FOR NEW COMIC BOOK SERIES
(from ultimateclassicrock.com)
Kiss
and Archie comics — together at last? That’s the unlikely pairing that is coming together for a four-part series of comic books titled, appropriately, ‘Archie Meets Kiss.’

Due out later this year, the full-sized comic books reportedly will feature Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and the rest of the band as they save the Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead crew from the threat of invading monsters. How did this even happen? Not surprisingly, turns out that the always-enterprising Simmons dreamed it up.
Click here to read the rest.
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September 24, 2011

INTERESTING AUCTIONS ON EBAY

Paul bike poster
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Animalize Picture Disc
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UK 1980 Unmasked tourbook

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Poster Special 1977

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Super Poster 12/1979

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1976 tourbook

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TV Tele Guia 1982

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Gene belt buckle

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beach towel

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Kiss Symphony tourbook
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pencils

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Lunchbox & thermos

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Dynasty tourbook
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remote control van

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wireless microphone
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Killers LP Japan

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Kiss Alive 35 CD Box Set signed

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Killers Picture Disc

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Summer Tour 1976 US Promo EP
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puffy stickers Australia 1980
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chevy van

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September 24, 2011

"KISS ON TOUR" BOOK
The new "Kiss on Tour" book contains tour statistics from 1998 - 2010 and is now available at Amazon.

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September 24, 2011

INTERVIEW WITH CARRIE STEVENS (ERIC CARR'S EX-GIRLFRIEND)
Rockpages.gr recently did an interview with Carrie Stevens. Here's an excerpt:

Rockpages.gr: Were you intimidated by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons? I mean, you were only 19 years old and you get to hang out with an established act like KISS…

Carrie Stevens: Oh yeah! Definitely…especially Gene can be really intimidating at the beginning but when you get to know him better, you see that he is not as evil as he tends to show (laughs)!

Rockpages.gr: I remember reading somewhere about an incident where Paul Stanley tried to make a pass on you…

Carrie Stevens: Right! It was very funny (laughs)…I was actually sitting backstage…it was during the Hot In The Shade Tour and he saw me sitting on a couch…Eric was somewhere, I think he was grabbing something to eat…anyway, Paul wasn’t aware that I was with Eric as it was pretty early in our relationship and he suggested to take me at my hotel with his limo…I said that I was with a friend of mine and we will return by our car. It was very uncomfortable, I’ll tell you this…Paul was insisting and I finally said to him: “Ok, I’ll meet you at your hotel room”. I never showed up but I still remember the hotel room…it was 220! Paul never said a word to Eric about it.

Rockpages.gr: So, you entered the KISS world and what comes with it…good and bad. Apart from Christina (ex-wife of Bruce Kulick), did you make any good friends along the way and have you kept touch with any member of KISS?

Carrie Stevens: Uhh, JW (John Walsh) was Eric’s roadie, his drum tech…we are still in touch, and we send e-mail and stuff. For many years, I was in touch with Shannon (Tweed) but I lost touch with her…I am still very close with Gary Corbett who was the off-stage keyboard player for KISS. That’s about it…you know, it’s funny you should ask because there is a company that manages lots of bands…a friend of mine Paul Geary who used to be the drummer of Extreme is now there…we go to concerts together and stuff. One of the guys who work at the management office could not remember where he knew me from and one day he came to me and said: “Oh, I just figured it out where I know you from…you used to be Eric Carr’s girlfriend. I was the band’s touring manager in 1990”. Small world!

Read the full interview on: http://www.rockpages.gr/detailspage.aspx?id=6205&type=1&lang=E

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September 23, 2011

DISCO BAG
The "Disco bag" is a rare collectible item from Australia 1980. The bag origianlly came with all kind of collectibles inside, which are all very rare these days. A full Disco bag with content ist currently listed on eBay. The bidding battle has begun...
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September 22, 2011

BRUCE KULICK & JOHN CORABI
Bruce Kulick & John Corabi will be playing at a private event exclusively for invited guests in Telfs, Austria on December 2, 2011.
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September 22, 2011

EXCITEMENT IS MOUNTING AT THE 3D SUMMIT
(from examiner.com)
The annual 3D Summit that is being held at the Hollywood/Highland Center today September 20, 2011 through Thursday September 22nd just adjacent to the Renaissance Hotel in the epicenter of Hollywood is well under way. The first presentation was on the mobile entertainment side as there is a 3D Entertainment Summit running in conjunction with the Mobile 3D Summit. The first group of speakers included Gene Simmons of rock-n-roll fame (KISS) who is here promoting Ortsbo.
Click here to read the rest.

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September 22, 2011

GENE SIMMONS GOES MOBILE AT SUMMIT
(from variety.com)
KISS-frontman talks evolution of Internet language at Variety event.
by Marc Graser
Music is supposed to be the universal language, but Kiss frontman Gene Simmons wants to take things one step further and translate the Internet.

During a keynote interview at the L.A. Mobile Entertainment Summit, moderated by Variety Group president Neil Stiles, Simmons discussed the need to speak to Internet users around the world in their own language.

"The world is no longer English dominated," Simmons stressed to attendees inside Hollywood & Highland's ballroom Tuesday.

Simmons cited the growth of Spanish-language networks like Telemundo and Univision in California as an example. "If you do not speak Spanish, you are not able to communicate with 50% of the California population," noted Simmons, who is fluent in four languages, including Hungarian.
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September 21, 2011

GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS
Here you can see a preview of the new season of "Gene Simmons Family Jewels", which starts Oct, 4th, 2011 in the USA.
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September 21, 2011

PAUL AT ALICE COOPER RELEASE PARTY
(from mne.com)
Alice Cooper was joined by Ke$ha as he launched his new album at legendary Los Angeles club the Whiskey a Go-Go.

Thursday night (September 15) saw the rock legend play the iconic club for the first time in 42 years in celebration of his new album 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' in front of a star-studded audience. Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello, Paul Stanley from Kiss, Cheech Marin of Cheech And Chong, compere Rob Zombie and Ke$ha are pictured above, backstage after the show.

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September 21, 2011

NEW ACE FREHLEY TOURDATES
Ace has added more US tourdates. The full list of tourdates can be found here.
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September 20, 2011

INTERESTING CLOSED AUCTIONS ON EBAY
Here are some interesting recently closed auctions on eBay:


The Originals LP: $ 1.499,- !!??

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Kiss pinball machine blackglass: $ 400,-
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Gene signed colelctor card: $ 300,-

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59 Hard Rock Cafe pins: $ 255,-

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Kisstory book: $ 250,-

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sleeping bag: $ 227,-

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signed towel from Gene: $ 175,-

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pencils: $ 147,-

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signed Psycho Circus Tour Edition Action Figures: $ 152,-

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Kiss/Iron Maiden Rockphoto Special 1980: $ 104,-

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The Originals Japan LP Box: $ 625,-

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Casablanca Fair Japan Promo LP: $ 350,-

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Kiss hair combs from Australia 1980: $ 305,-

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Box Set from Japan: $ 303,-

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Kiss at the park Poster Australia 1980: $ 287,-

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signed magazine: $ 106,-

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More interesting closed auctions: see above the news
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September 20, 2011

"UNFINISHED BUSINESS" PROMO VIDEO
Here you can see a promo video for Eric Carr's new CD "Unfinished business".
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September 17, 2011

INTERESTING AUCTIONS ON EBAY

Bravo 1976
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first German 7" single
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Love Gun Picture Disc

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Rock and Roll Over Picture Disc

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Hotter than hell Picture Disc

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Kiss Picture Disc

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Destroyer Picture Disc

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signed plate

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pencils

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Dynasty tourshirt

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Japan Special
magazine
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Ace Washburn guitar

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signed smashed guitar piece
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poster

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Unmasked promo cube
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Unmasked tourbook

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Alive II tourbook
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Dynasty tourbook
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The Originals II LP
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September 17, 2011

ERIC CARR SINGS "SHANDI" ON NEW CD

Eric Carr's version of "Shandi" from his audition tape 1980 is one of the songs that can be heard on the new Eric Carr CD.


More about some of the rare tracks featured on this new CD:

SONGS LIKE SHANDI (never released)
SET THE TEMPO EARLY ON, FOR AN ENJOYABLE MUSIC EXPERIENCE!
Performed by Eric Carr (never released), Eric's Shandi vocals, from his KISS audition tape combined with a refreshing new musical
arrangement, make this update soar. From classical guitar rhythms to seductive background vocals, the results are unforgettably sweet and
totally unexpected. Enjoy this unique version of this old KISS classic.

NO ONE'S MESSIN' WITH YOU (never released)
Performed by Eric Carr, Bruce Kulick (never released). This song was discovered on an old DAT recording owned by Eric, This alternative
version of Little Caesar, from the 1989 KISS, album " Hot in the Shade" has an entirely different set of lyrics and vocal melody.

JUST CANT WAIT (never released)

Performed by Ted Poley, (Danger, Danger), originally released as an instrumental in 2001. This song, with its catchy hook, has been
re-mastered using Eric and Bruce's ( KISS) original studio drum and guitar tracks. In addition, Ted Poley adds his soulful vocals using lyrics
written in 2006. This fan favorite can once again be enjoyed, but this time complete with full vocals and backgrounds.
gritty vocals and bass guitar while Bruce Kulick ( KISS) fills it out with some rock-in' riffs.

ELEPHANT MAN: (DEBUT RELEASE)

Performed by AJ Pero, (Twisted Sister), Kee Marcello, ( Europe) Bob Gilmartin. Special performances by Eric's Sister & Niece.
Eric Carr wrote the lyrics for this song in 1991, In 2006, music was composed. From the beginning, the mood is set with a hypnotic slide guitar
solo, powerful vocals and a heavy flowing drum beat. This song also reunites Eric with his family, as his sister Maria and niece
Sara- Jean, pay tribute with their heartfelt background vocals.

DIAL L FOR LOVE (never released)

Performed, by Eric Carr, written by: Eric Carr, Adam Mitchell.
Written in 1987 during the Crazy Nights album sessions, Eric was proud of this upbeat demo, but it never made it to the albums final track list.
After so many years KISS fans can finally hear this unreleased track and judge for themselves.

ALL HELL'S BREAKIN LOOSE

Performed by ZO2 ( co-written by Eric Carr, KISS "LICK IT UP" 1983). Rockers Z02 add their own special touch to deliver a solid
performance. Driving vocals by Paulie Z, powerful drums and bass tracks, are the core of this KISS metal classic. Z02 has nailed it!

TROUBLES INSIDE YOU (never released)

Performed by Eric Carr and Mitch Weissman

As Mitch Weissman recalls " Him and Eric were playing around with this song at Gene's house so mitch wanted to do something different with
his vocals, so he sat in the closet and sang away, while eric played some guitar, set up the beat on the drum machine and sang background vocals,
Mitch loves the results and so will you !

THIS IS JUST A SMALL SAMPLE OF WHAT AWAITS YOU, ON THIS 18 TRACK ERIC CARR CD!

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September 16, 2011

GENE LIVE ON CANADIAN TV

(from CP 24)
Rock star turned reality television star Gene Simmons is in Toronto this weekend for Rally for Kids, a chairty event benefiting kids with cancer. While in town, he stopped by 299 Queen Street West to talk about a cause close to his heart and of course his impending nuptials to longtime girlfriend Shannon Tweed. You can watch the interview in full by using the video player right here.
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September 16, 2011

PAUL AT ALICE COOPER'S RELEASE PARTY

(from Kissonline)
Paul, Tommy and Eric attended last night's very special one off Alice Cooper show at The Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood. The show was a launch party for his Alice's new album, ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare.'

Check out this great photo taken backstage: From left to right, pop diva Ke$ha, Alice Cooper, Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello, Paul Stanley, Cheech Marin and Rob Zombie.
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September 16, 2011

GENE & SHANNON ON CANADIAN TALKSHOW

Gene & Shannon were guests at the Canadian talkshow "Marilyn". It can be seen here.
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September 16, 2011

NEW BOOK FROM BOB GRUEN
The new book from Bob Gruen contains 7 photos from Kiss. Two of the pictures are full pages.
Amazon product description:
Bob Gruen is arguably the most famous rock photographer on the planet. From early shots of Tina Turner to becoming John Lennon's personal photographer to early CBGB/punk coverage like Blondie, Ramones, Patti Smith and much, much more in between (tours with the Clash, the Stones, the Who, Led Zeppelin, Sex Pistols, NY Dolls, KISS), Gruen has somehow always been at the right place at the right time and caught every moment. The time has come for his higher price point monograph, which he will promote endlessly and coordinate exhibitions.

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September 15, 2011

KISS PAJAMAS
Here you can see a promotional clip for new official Kiss pajamas.
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September 15, 2011

BACKSTAGE AUCTIONS
Backstage Auctions (www.backstageauctions.com) is starting their Classic Rock Summer Event this coming Sunday, September 18. With over 1,000 auction lots, collectors will find anything from rare vinyl and record awards to autographed memorabilia and vintage concert t-shirts. In addition to a great selection of legendary acts such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Aerosmith, Deep Purple, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stones, Rush, Ted Nugent, AC/DC and countless others, there are nearly 50 generous lots with a wide range of desirable KISS collectibles; cool vinyl, autographed items, vintage shirts, picks & sticks, signed drum heads and much more. The preview is currently live and all the KISS mementos can be found here: http://www.backstageauctions.com/catalog/kiss/ac/0/601/
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September 14, 2011

ALICE COOPER ON KISS
(from Bravewords)

Justin Tedaldi at Examiner.com recently spoke with shock rock legend ALICE COOPER. An excerpt from the interview is available below:

Q: Out of curiosity, what is your relationship like with the band KISS?

Cooper: "Well, we knew KISS before they were KISS. Like before they called the Dodgers the Brooklyn Dodgers, they were a bunch of different things. Basically, we told them where to buy their make-up, you know? I think the only thing I said to them was, 'You’re gonna get criticized anyway because you’re wearing make-up, and people are going to immediately equate you with this.' And what they said in the press was very smart, you know: 'If one Alice works, than four ought to work.' And they were smart also do a show that wasn’t anything like my show. They used pyro and lasers and all the stuff that Alice didn’t use.
Gene [Simmons] is very smart, and so is Paul Stanley, and they’re smart enough to work with Ezrin, and they kind of chose him for what they were doing, and it worked. I’ve never been at odds with KISS, ever. They’ve always been guys that we’ve gotten along with; we’ve never really been at each other’s throats at all. In fact, I’ll probably be the one that’s championing them for the [Rock and Roll] Hall of Fame."

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September 14, 2011

INTERVIEW WITH ERIC SINGER
The Argentinian Kiss Fever Fanzine did an interview with Eric Singer, which can be read here.

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September 14, 2011

SCOTT IAN ON GENE SIMMONS
Jewish Tablet magazine asket Scott Ian about Gene Simmons:


You spend a lot of time with Gene Simmons.
Yeah, we’re friends.

So, you see a guy who did what with his life?
He made every possible dream come true. He really did. He came here from Israel with nothing, him and his mother. No money. He created an empire that’s gotta be worth billions of dollars, and that’s pretty amazing considering that when he first moved to America he couldn’t even speak English. He had a thick, thick Israeli accent. That says a lot about his tenacity, his fortitude. He’s always been a role model for me in that sense.

That’s kind of how I feel I’ve been in this band in a lot of ways. It’s entertainment and it’s fun and everything else, but if you don’t handle the business side of things, it’s going to fall apart. Go find a new job. I think KISS is a very good role model looking at it that way. Obviously we’ve never been able to merchandise ourselves the way they do because we don’t have the image and the stuff. But from just meeting those guys over the years and touring with them over the years, you get a good sense of how their operation works and how they do things. You could sit and ask Gene questions for three hours. There’s nothing he loves more than to sit and talk about himself, which works out great for me.

Even though I know him and I’m friends with him, I’m still a sweaty 13-year-old when I’m with him. There’s still that part of me that’s thinking, I can’t believe I’m sitting there talking with Gene Simmons.
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September 13, 2011

MODENA KISS EXPO
Here
you can see the flyer for the Kiss Expo in Modena, Italy on December 2, 2011.

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September 13, 2011

KISS KRUISE COMPETITION
Here
you can enter a contest to win a trip for two on the Kiss Kruise.

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September 13, 2011

INTERESTING CLOSED AUCTIONS ON EBAY
Here are some interesting recently closed auctions on eBay:


Set Action Figures: $ 1.455,- !!??

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Originals LP: $ 1.350,- !!??
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Set dolls: $ 1.200,-

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A make-up kit received 31 bids and sold for $ 909,- - and it is not even orginally sealed !!???

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signed Ace boot: $ 530,-

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Kiss diary: $ 300,-

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radio with box: $ 245,-

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Peter Criss belt buckle: $ 210,-

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beach towel: $ 203,-

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"Hot in the shade" promo paper weight: $ 190,-

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belt buckle: $ 182,-

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pencils: $ 167,-

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colorforms set: $ 150,-

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Alive II LP: $ 313,-
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Alive II tourbook: $ 224,-

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belt buckle: $ 209,-

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Dynasty Picture Disc: $ 266,-

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More interesting closed auctions: see above the news
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most interesting Auctions >>

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September 13, 2011

ENSCHEDE EXPO
VIP tickets for the Kiss Expo in Enschede are sold out. Only 50 VIP tickets were available.

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September 13, 2011

GENE & ACE
Gene and Ace had lunch together yesterday. Gene reported via Twitter: "Ace and I had nice, friendly lunch together today. It was wonderful to see him. He looked healthy and happy. Nothing else was talked about. No rumors, please. Ace and I are both happy with our lives and are not changing anything."

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September 12, 2011

GENE TO HOST CLASSIC ROCK ROLL OF HONOUR IN LONDON

(from classicrockmagazine.com)
Gene Simmons is to host this year’s Classic Rock Roll Of Honour. And the musician to be given the coveted Living Legend award has also been revealed. Who is it? Read on…

Jeff Beck will follow in the footsteps of such greats as Jimmy Page, Lemmy, Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop and Ozzy Osbourne in being recipient of this honour.

Says Beck: “The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour has always been about great music that inspires and excites others. To be named as a ‘Living Legend’ amongst so many fantastic musicians is an honour. When I was a 6 year old boy I heard Les Paul’s ‘How High the Moon’ over the radio and from that moment on I knew that I wanted to play the guitar and make music. That moment has led me to where I am today. Rock music continues to evolve and its great how established acts inspire the upcoming bands and vice versa, producing more and more great music. I am proud to be a small part of this”.

Simmons will host the event at The Roundhouse in London on Wednesday, November 9. And he’s clearly looking forward to it.

“On that momentous occasion, the planets will align, living legends will gather to honour their own and London will become the centre of the rock & roll universe. It’s one thing being a voracious and loyal reader of Classic Rock, but it’s another to be in the same room as the people who have inspired me to stop flipping burgers and jump up on stage and have a go at it myself.”
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September 12, 2011

ANOTHER KISS EXPO IN ITALY

Another Kiss Expo with Eric Singer at the "Dancing La Montagnola" club in Via G.Garibaldi 57 at 6 pm in Modena, Italy is in the works. There is also talk about some ESP Gigs (as a trio unplugged without Chuck) in Europe.

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September 11, 2011

ENSCHEDE EXPO INFOS

Here is the poster with all infos for the Kiss Expo in Enschede on November 27th, 2011.
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A true highlight this year.
Kiss drummer Eric Singer will come for an exclusive appearance in person at the Kiss expo in ATAK. The expo has been organized in cooperation with Kiss’ own website Kissonline. As always, Eric will take all the time needed to talk to his fans, to sign your favorite merchandise and to take pictures with you.

At the expo, the latest Kiss merchandise, and the hottest collectables will be presented by Kiss dealers from all around the world. We will show exclusive video footage and there will be the traditional make up contest. To complete the party, Europe’s number one tribute band, our own KISS on the RockS, will play a classic Kiss set. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT8lfu7Dibc

VIP tickets are available and will allow you to enter an hour early, so you have first choice in Kiss merchandise. Your VIP laminate will also put you front of line for your Meet and Greet with Eric Singer. VIP tickets are for sale @ : tickets@kissontherocks.com and http://www.atak.nl/tickets/51634

About Eric Singer:

Eric has been KISS’ drummer since 1991. He also performs with Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, Brian May and Gary Moore.

Location:
Poppodium Atak
Willem Wilminkplein 1
7511 PG Enschede

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September 10, 2011

INTERESTING AUCTIONS ON EBAY

Popfoto 10/1979
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Dynasty Picture Disc
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Creatures of the night Picture Disc

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Unmasked Picture Disc

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Asylum Picture Disc

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The Elder Picture Disc

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Lick it up Picture Disc

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Killers Picture Disc
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Strutter 7" single 1974 misprinted label
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C'mon and love me German 7" single

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Rock and Roll all nite (live) German 7" single

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"I" Argentinian 7" promo single Argentina

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Reason to live French 7" single
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4 MP Poster Specials
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trash can

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pencils

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Unbelievable bidding battle for this belt buckle...

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make-up kit

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beach towel

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Kiss Symphony tourbook

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Creatures of the night tourbook

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make-up kit

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Sonic Boom promo CD from Israel

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cheap Japanese Laser Discs

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September 9, 2011

KISS ROCKS ISLINGTON BOOK DETAILS
The book is now also available on eBay. Check out some inside pages in the auction. The book contains 138 full colour pages and is limited to 250 copies only.
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September 9, 2011

PETER CRISS WALKING FOR BREAST CANCER
Peter & Gigi Criss are walking again this year for the
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer at
Point Pleasant Beach NJ
Sunday, October 16, 2011 10:00AM
More infos here.

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September 8, 2011

KISS ISLINGTON BOOK
It is March 2nd 2010. The Hottest Band In The World are playing a pre-tour warm up gig at the O2 academy, Islington . The smallest venue KISS have played in over 20 years, packed with 500 fans and 300 entertainment industry freeloaders. It really does " Fit Like A Glove " !! For the fans lucky enough to attend this show , the word " Surreal " was being defined and captured on a myriad of camera's, mobile phones and pocket video cams... Digital files that are now taking up space on hard drives, accessed occasionally to prove to ourselves this actually happened and " I WAS THERE ". Now for the first time you can see many of these previously unpublished images , all fan shot... No Pro photography here .. 138 page photographic account in full colour .
Click here for more infos, previews and to order the book.

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September 8, 2011

ERIC CARR: UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Legendary KISS drummer Eric Carr was an intricate part of the band for over 11 years. His powerful drumming rocked the music world through the metal eighties. Carr is still an influence on drummers and rock fans alike. This special 20th year commemorative CD release features over 17 rare Eric Carr recordings, including unreleased music, live performances, interview clips and more. Guests include members and former members of KISS, Twisted Sister, Seether, ZO2, Europe, Danger Danger and more. This CD is a testament to a man whose personality and heart were as big as his enormous talent. Eric's spirit is alive in each and every song. It will be releasen on November 8, 2011 and can be pre-ordered at Amazom.



Here you can see videos from Eric with his old band Flasher.
Here you can see photos from Eric with Flasher.

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September 6, 2011

INTERESTING CLOSED AUCTIONS ON EBAY
Here are some interesting recently closed auctions on eBay:


"The Best of Kiss" LP from Japan: $ 1.536,- !!??

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toy guitar: $ 1.500,-!!

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High school yearbook of Music and Art New York 1970 with Paul Stanley: $ 798,-

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Paul handwritten art: $ 700,-
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Cadillac yearbook: $ 550,-

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sleeping bag: $ 550,-

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leather bag from Australia 1980: $ 475,-

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Kiss diary: $ 382,-

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make-up kit: $ 376,-

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Paul Action Figure: $ 350,- !!??

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Promo Display: $ 341,-
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belt buckle: $ 305,-!!??

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Solo Albums press kit: $ 200,-

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1974 concert poster: $ 199,-

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pencils: $ 158,-

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Double Platinum 10 Mini LP CD Box from Japan: $ 530,-
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Dynasty Picture Disc: $ 252,-

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Kiss/Steppenwolf AFRTS LP: $ 154,-
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"Let me go Rock and Roll" German 7" single: $ 162,-
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More interesting closed auctions: see above the news
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most interesting Auctions >>

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September 6, 2011

INTERVIEW WITH ERIC SINGER
The Kiss Army Chile did an interview with Eric Singer. Here you listen to the interview. Eric said there have been 12 songs recorded for the album including one with him and one with Tommy on lead vocals, but they don't know yet which and how many of those songs will finally end up on the album.
He also said there will be new special effects on the next tour.

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September 5, 2011

Q & A SESSION WITH TOMMY & ERIC
Here you can see more parts of the Q & A session with Tommy and Eric at the Kiss Coffeehouse Anniversary Party:
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6

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September 5, 2011

INTERVIEW WITH BRUCE KULICK

(from Backstage Axxess)
It’s always a privilege when we get together with Grand Funk Railroad Guitarist Bruce Kulick. We caught up with Bruce at his hotel the night before a gig with Grand Funk Railroad a short time ago.  We touched upon many subjects.  We chatted about what his future plans are for new solo material.  We also talked about what he knew regarding the upcoming KISSology DVD series and asked if he would be a part of it.  Bruce also talked about his current gear and guitar collection, Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, and charities that he is involved with.  He is truly one of the more genuine musicians out there and it’s with great pleasure that Backstageaxxess.com introduces to you, the one and only, Bruce Kulick!
Click here to see the interview.

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September 5, 2011

NEW KISS BOOK RELEASED

(from Amazon)
Book description: The touring history and statistics for KISS in the period, 1998-2010. Also includes additional bonus information concerning touring activities prior to 1998.

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September 3, 2011

Q & A SESSION WITH TOMMY & ERIC
Here you can see the first part of the Q & A session with Tommy and Eric at the Kiss Coffeehouse Anniversary Party. They mention, that they will be playing obscure songs at the Kiss Kruise. Part 2 can be seen here. Part 3 can be seen here.
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September 3, 2011

THE NO.1 GUITAR HERO: TOMMY THAYER
(from golf.com)
You're the lead guitarist in Kiss and the band's only golfer. Do the other members tease you?

They used to make jokes when they saw me reading Golf Magazine, saying things like, "Hey, how's your stiff shaft?" Now I think they're jealous because I'm at charity events with cool stars, and I play places like Medinah, Winged Foot and Augusta. Gene [Simmons] came to my charity event last year, but he doesn't have the patience for golf.
Click here to read the rest.

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September 3, 2011

INTERESTING AUCTIONS ON EBAY

Ongaku Senka 4/1978
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Didi Zill book
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"Reason to live" single from France

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German "Shout it out loud" single

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German "Detroit Rock city" single

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German "Let me go Rock and Roll" single

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German "Rock and Roll all nite" single

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"Rocky, das Freizeit Magazin" 22/1980

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sleeping bag

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make-up kit 1
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make-up kit 2
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Ace Halloween costume

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Gene Halloween costume

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leather bag from Australia 1980

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Young Rock Special Japan

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school folder

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Set badges 1980

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Kiss diary '81
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Paul Rockstics

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pencilse
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UK tourbook 1980

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"The Elder" LP Turkey
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September 3, 2011

KISS SPECIAL ON CNN
(from CNN)
CNN’s Poppy Harlow goes inside the world of KISS – on board the band’s plane on the way to a concert, to exclusive backstage access.  She also visits the homes of Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley to explore how KISS has become one of  the most branded names in the world.

“KISS Inc.” is scheduled to premiere on CNN Presents on Sunday, October 23 at 8:00 pm ET, replaying at 11:00 pm ET.
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September 2, 2011

THE SIMMONS-TWEED WEDDING
Gene and Shannon are using their wedding as a media event. There is now a Facebook page under the name "Team Tweed-Simmons", where you can find all the media coverage about their wedding.
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September 2, 2011

THE SMART ASS WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT
(from TMZ)
Gene Simmons is finally revealing what Shannon Tweed told him when he asked for her hand in marriage ... and SHOCKER ... she didn't say no.
Now, the couple is planning the wedding -- and they've already sent out invitations -- complete with a sarcastic wedding announcement from their kids.

The announcement says, "After 28 years of loose strings, our parents have finally decided to tie the knot."
"Our mother will share our horrendous hyphenate of a last name and our father's life ... well, it doesn't change that much."
It continues on a heartfelt note -- saying, "But we will be united as a family in spirit and in title forever."
The wedding is set for October 1 at the super-fancy Beverly Hills Hotel. Check out the invitation for the dress code ... funny stuff.

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September 1, 2011

KISS SOUNDCHECK
Here you can see some footage from the soundcheck on May 29th where they play some unusual songs.
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