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December 4, 2023  
Ace Frehley Accuses Paul Stanley of 'Not Even Singing' Parts Live, Says 'Lot of Kiss Fans Aren't the Brightest People'

KISS Promotes Dynasty Tour With Appearance On Chicago's WLS Radio; Rare 1979 Audio Unearthed

Gene Simmons Credits Family For Making It to End of the Road

Kiss to become 'immortal' thanks to Abba's avatar technology

'One Cool Thing' Ace Frehley Did Before Eddie Van Halen's 'Eruption,' According to Trixter Guitarist Steve Brown

GENE SIMMONS Aftershow Interview Following Last KISS Show Ever Streaming - "It Needs To Be Said: Everything Is About The Fans"

Video: Kiss Final Concert Madison Square Garden 12,02,2023
December 3, 2023  
W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Pays Tribute To KISS: 'What That Band Was In The Beginning Was Astonishing'

TOMMY THAYER On KISS's Final Concert: 'I Thought It Was A Fantastic Night'

KISS - A New Era Begins (The Conversation)

W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless recalls the unbreakable camaraderie between the original KISS members

A new era begins: Kiss announce that they're continuing as avatars

Watch KISS Livestream And Fan-Filmed Video From Last Show Ever

KISS - "A New Era Begins" (Video)

KISS Announces 'New Era', Plans To Continue As Avatars

Kiss Announce ‘New Era,’ Will Continue as Virtual Band

Videos: KISS live at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, USA, 2.12.2023

KISS Setlist at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, USA, 2.12.2023
December 2, 2023  
Watch: KISS Plays First Of Two Final-Ever Shows At New York City's Madison Square Garden

ANTHRAX And PANTERA Drummer CHARLIE BENANTE Pays Tribute To KISS On Eve Of Final-Ever Concert

Ace Frehley Doubts Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley Are Really Retiring: 'How Many Times Did They Say They Were Gonna Retire?'

KISS - Fan-Filmed Video Of Second Last Show Ever Streaming

PETER CRISS On KISS's Final Shows: 'It's Hard To Believe It's Over'

Videos: KISS live at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, USA, 1.12.2023

KISS Setlist at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, USA, 1.12.2023
December 1, 2023  
Peter Criss reportedly weighs in on KISS’ final upcoming shows

ACE FREHLEY On KISS's Final Shows: 'I Don't Really Believe They're Ending Their Touring Career'

Go Inside KISS Pop-Up Store In New York City: Video, Photos

Ace Frehley Doesn’t Believe Kiss Is Done Touring

Kiss - New York Post, Pop Up Store Experience, Swatch Times Square Gene Paul Eric Tommy Nov 30 2023

KISS Lights Up The Empire State Building In Honour Of Their Final Shows Ever; Video

Watch: KISS Lights Up Empire State Building In Honor Of Band's Final Shows Ever
November 30, 2023  
As Kiss’ Final Concert Approaches, What’s Next for the Rockers?

KISS Setlist at CFG Bank Arena, Baltimore, MD, USA, 29.11.2023

Videos: KISS live at CFG Bank Arena, Baltimore, MD, USA, 29.11.2023
November 29, 2023  
KISS To Light Up The Empire State Building In Honour Of Their Final Shows Ever

KISS To Light Up Empire State Building In Honor Of Band's Final Shows Ever

KISS gears up for final End of the Road World Tour shows with NYC takeover: A complete guide

DESMOND CHILD – “GENE SIMMONS Called Me A Song Doctor So That He Didn’t Have To Say I Was A Co-Writer”
November 28, 2023  
Kiss Collaborator Reveals Why He Played Bass Instead of Gene Simmons on Some Songs

Ace Frehley launches new single “10,000 Volts”

ACE FREHLEY Shares Title Track Of '10,000 Volts' Solo Album

Ace Frehley: No Chance I’ll Play at Kiss’ Final Show

Ace Frehley Reveals ‘10,000 Volts’ Title Song, Art and Track List

ACE FREHLEY Says There Is 'No Chance' He Will Perform With KISS At Final Concert: 'I Never Got A Phone Call'

Ace Frehley - 10.000 Volts

KISS Setlist at Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL, USA, 27.11.2023

Videos: KISS live at Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL, USA, 27.11.2023
November 27, 2023  
Ace Frehley to release new studio album ‘10,000 Volts’ in February 2024

Meet the woman who's been making Gene Simmons' codpieces for 20 years

Kiss Is Back on Stage After Paul Stanley's Health Issues: 'I've Done Shows With 103 Fever'

Bruce Kulick reveals he won’t be attending KISS’ last two concerts in New York City

KISS Frontman PAUL STANLEY On Illness That Caused Three Shows To Be Cancelled - "I Was Wondering If It Was My Time"
November 26, 2023  
Faysal Scott Smiles II announces himself as the new singer for Vinnie Vincent Invasion

Watch: KISS Returns To Live Stage For First Time In Nearly A Week

Paul Stanley on Flu Battle: ‘I Was Wondering if It Was My Time’

Gene Simmons is proud KISS 'did it our way' as band preps final two shows ever in New York

KISS Setlist at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN, USA, 25.11.2023

Videos: KISS live at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN, USA, 25.11.2023
November 25, 2023  
Kiss cancel string of shows on farewell tour as Paul Stanley struggles with flu

“Gene looked like a transvestite, Paul looked like some whore and Ace looked like Shirley Maclaine”: the outrageous story of Kiss’s first 12 months
November 24, 2023  
KISS continuing to cancel shows on the way to their last scheduled concert on December 2nd

KISS Cancels Tonight's Knoxville Show

KISS Cancels Third Concert In A Row Over PAUL STANLEY's Illness
November 23, 2023  
Paul Stanley Finally Reveals The Health Condition Caused KISS Shows’ Cancelation

Couple Killed in Rainbow Bridge Crash ‘Planned to Go to KISS Concert’

Photos: That Time KISS Got Duped by the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

KISS Guitarist TOMMY THAYER Got The Night Off Work, So He Hung Out With RUSH Legend ALEX LIFESON In Toronto; Photo

KISS: Spitals-Drama vor Abschieds-Konzert

Kiss streichen Shows wegen Krankheit

ACE FREHLEY To Release "10,000 Volts" Single Next Tuesday

ACE FREHLEY To Release New Single '10,000 Volts' Next Week
November 22, 2023  
GENE SIMMONS - "KISS Would Not Have Happened Without ACE FREHLEY And PETER CRISS... But I Don’t Think KISS Would Have Survived With Ace And Peter"

KISS - Tonight’s Toronto Concert Canceled

KISS Army Co-Founder BILL STARKEY To Be Recognized At Band's Final Indianapolis Concert

PAUL STANLEY's Flu Forces KISS's Toronto Concert Cancelation

Kiss Cancels Canadian Farewell Dates as Paul Stanley Recovers

KISS cancel concert in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada due to “unforeseen illness in the band party”

LITTLE CAESAR / THE DOGS Guitarist LOREN MOLINARE Looks Back On Gigging With KISS In 1973 - "It Was An Eye-Opening Experience To Realize That People In New York Say What They Mean" (Video)

KISS Cancels Ottawa Concert Due To 'Illness'

Part 1 of Joe’s rapid fire interview with Peter Criss

Part 2 of Joe’s rapid fire questions with PETER CRISS!!

KISS – Tonight’s Show In Ottawa Canceled
November 21, 2023  
KISS Announces Epic New York City Takeover To Celebrate The Band's Final Shows Ever
November 20, 2023  
Gene Simmons and Neil Young leave X following controversial Elon Musk comments

Gene Simmons Joins The ‘Silent Boycott’ Against X/Twitter

Why is Gene Simmons Leaving Twitter/X?

Videos: KISS live at Centre Vidéotron, Quebec City, QC, Canada, 19.11.2023

KISS Setlist at Centre Vidéotron, Quebec City, QC, Canada, 19.11.2023
November 19, 2023  
GENE SIMMONS Shuts Down X / Twitter Account

GENE SIMMONS Says He Will No Longer Post On X Social Network

Videos: KISS live at Centre Bell, Montreal, QC, Canada, 18.11.2023

KISS Setlist at Centre Bell, Montreal, QC, Canada, 18.11.2023
November 18, 2023  
Bristol's Faysal Scott Smile joins former KISS member in Vinnie Vincent Invasion
November 17, 2023  
“Oh yeah!” - KISS plays a literally incendiary set at Saskatoon’s SaskTel Centre
November 16, 2023  
Gene Simmons Says Paul Stanley Doesn't Get Enough 'Respect' as Guitarist: 'He's Never Been Just a Rhythm Player'

Gene Simmons Open to Having Four Fresh Faces Continue KISS

GENE SIMMONS Says KISS Is Done Performing After Final Farewell Tour Show: 'My Hand On The Bible'

Kiss: Gene Simmons deutet Zukunftspläne der Band an

Videos: KISS live at Canada Life Centre, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, 15.11.2023

KISS Setlist at Canada Life Centre, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, 15.11.2023
November 15, 2023  
Gene Simmons says that he's "totally open" to the idea of a future version of Kiss existing without any members of Kiss: "Why not pass the baton, pass the crown to four new, young people who are deserving?"

BRUCE KULICK Celebrates 35th Anniversary Of KISS Album Smashes, Thrashes & Hits

Gene Simmons ‘Sad and Angry’ About Frehley and Criss’ Absence

Gene Simmons Swears Kiss Is Finished After Their Final Show in December — Really

GENE SIMMONS Says “The KISS Show Will Live On In Different Ways”
November 14, 2023  
Gene Simmons – The Final Curtain: KISS’ Canadian Farewell

GENE SIMMONS On KISS's Farewell Tour: 'This Tour Is The End Of The Road For The Band, Not The Brand'

KISS Setlist at SaskTel Centre, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, 13.11.2023
November 13, 2023  
Geddy Lee Shares The Crucial Lesson He Learned From KISS

Ace Frehley Was Loaded on Booze and Cocaine Making Kiss Movie

KISS revisit 'Phantom of the Park,' 45 years later — 'Wow, that was weird'

Videos: KISS live at Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB, Canada, 12.11.2023

KISS Setlist at Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB, Canada, 12.11.2023
November 12, 2023  
(from Amazon)
 The Rise of the Fox exposes Eric Carr’s life in unprecedented detail, from his humble beginnings as a young boy who picked up a pair of drumsticks, his 15-year struggle playing in the clubs, to his unexpected rise to fame as a contract member of KISS. The Rise of the Fox is a captivating story taking readers on a fascinating ride, shedding light on the creation of Eric’s iconic superhero Fox persona, touring the world, and working with the complex and dynamic personalities of Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, and Paul Stanley.

Janet Symmons vividly recounts Eric’s life, drawing on hundreds of sources, including rare interviews with Eric, documents from KISS’s manager, and exclusive interviews with people who witnessed Eric’s amazing journey. The Rise of the Fox is a meticulously researched and riveting story of Eric's quest for stardom, providing a comprehensive understanding of his life and career. It places his life in the context of drumming, the shifting music landscape, the influence of popular culture, and the psychological factors that shaped Eric's path.

The Rise of the Fox: 1950-1982 is an essential read for KISS fans, hard rock fans, and anyone who loves a compelling rags-to-riches story. The Rise of the Fox gives readers unprecedented access to the fascinating story of one of rock music’s greatest drummers.

Find out why Eric Carr’s drumming and spirit still resonate with KISS fans around the world even more than 30 years after his death.

KISS Backstage on the Dynasty Tour 1979 from Madison Square Garden
November 11, 2023  
47 Years Ago: KISS Crank It Up With ‘Rock And Roll Over’

Ace Frehley Setlist at Santander Performing Arts Center, Reading, PA, USA, 10.11.2023

Videos: KISS live at Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB, Canada, 10.11.2023
KISS Setlist at Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB, Canada, 10.11.2023
November 9, 2023  
KISS to offer final End of the Road tour concert as a live pay-per-view event

KISS' Final Concert Ever To Stream Live On Pay-Per-View; Video Trailer

KISS Announces Pay-Per-View Event For Final Show

Kiss Announces Pay-Per-View Event for Final Show

Our final concert EVER - LIVE on Pay-Per-View From New York City!

Videos: KISS live at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 8.11.2023

KISS Setlist at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 8.11.2023

KISS’ Canadian Label Manager Remembers First “Seeing GENE SIMMONS On The Cover Of NME” In March 1974; Final Canadian Dates Begin Tonight
November 8, 2023  
KISS' PAUL STANLEY & GENE SIMMONS To Open Rock & Brews Restaurant And Concert Bar In Southern Washington Next Spring

W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS On Friendship With Original KISS Guitarist ACE FREHLEY - "Collecting Coke Bottles To Cash In For Deposits And Going To Buy 25¢ Beers At Happy Hour"; Audio

KISS opening new restaurant in Ridgefield

Watch KISS Soundcheck At Hollywood Bowl During Final Leg Of 'End Of The Road' Tour
November 7, 2023  
Paul Stanley On Jimmy Page: ‘He’s Not Rock Or Metal’

KISS Producer BRUCE FAIRBAIRN Discusses His Work On Psycho Circus; Rare 1999 Interview Unearthed

Other Musicians Playing Their Favorite KISS Songs

KISS’ Paul Stanley Names His 13 Favorite Guitarists

Videos: KISS live at Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, WA, USA, 6.11.2023

KISS Setlist at Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, WA, USA, 6.11.2023
November 6, 2023  
Kiss's Paul Stanley names 11 guitarists who shaped his sound

Kiss command the stage in Hollywood, 50 years after their first live show

KISS Ignites Los Angeles with Wild, Entertaining Hollywood Bowl Stop on ‘End of the Road’ Farewell Tour (PHOTOS/REVIEW)
November 5, 2023  
Kiss delivers a rock and roll spectacle one last time at the Hollywood Bowl
November 4, 2023  
Watch: KISS Performs At Hollywood Bowl For First Time Ever

Videos: KISS live at Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 3.11.2023

KISS Setlist at Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 3.11.2023
November 3, 2023  
ACE FREHLEY - This Weekend's Shows Postponed Until January 2024
November 2, 2023  
Ace Frehley On His Mission To Create The Best Record He’s Ever Done

Kiss Soundcheck Acrisure Arena Palm Springs CA 11/1/23

Videos: KISS live at Acrisure Arena, Thousand Palms, CA, USA, 1.11.2023

KISS Setlist at Acrisure Arena, Thousand Palms, CA, USA, 1.11.2023
November 1, 2023  
ACE FREHLEY To Release 10,000 Volts Album In February, Title Track Later This Month - "People Are Gonna Be Very, Very Surprised," Says Original KISS Guitarist

ACE FREHLEY To Release New Solo Album '10,000 Volts' In February 2024

Ace Frehley Details Upcoming Solo Album ‘10,000 Volts’

KILL - "I Was Made For Killin' You" (KISS Parody)

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