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Title: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 15, 2004, 11:33:26 AM
The first night:Some of the highlights were obviously the new additions to the setlist, especially Tears are Falling, Christine Sixteen and Gove Rock and Roll to You II. Creatures was a great opener and the band sounded tighter and ballsier than ever.

The crew let the curtain down and the crowd made lots noise about that. We were waiting about another 15 minutes or so till the music died and on came the noise of the bass. The lights went dark and the crowd could see four figures walk in the dark from the side of the stage. Then came the now infamous "You wanted the best!" line. Creatures of the night started on drums, the curtain came down and the night exploded into action.

Creatures of the Night
Dr. Love
Pledge Allegiance to R N R
I Love it Loud
Christine Sixteen
Tears are Falling
War Machine (Gene breathes fire)
Lick it Up
I Want You
Deuce
100,000 Years
Unholy (blood, bass solo)
Shandi (just Paul)
Detroit Rock City
Shout it Out Loud
Love Gun
I Was Made For Lovin' You (Paul flies)

God Gave Rock and Roll To You II
Rock and Roll all Night

This was the setlist and i was really pleased to hear the new songs. "War Machine" was great with Gene breathing fire at the end of it. "Tears Are Falling" was great to hear. They all were sounding really tight. There were a couple of minor mistakes but as paul said later in the show "We have made a few mistakes tonite, we're not perfect. But we try"

Paul started singing "Shandi" just before "Lick It Up" but the crowd wasnt getting too much into it so he just moved on to the next song and sang "Shandi" later on.

When Gene was blood spitting it looked really awsome. From wat i could see it looked like the wires Gene was going to fly up on didn't work for some reason and he just sang "Unholy" on the stage with the band. It was really great to see "Unholy" being played with the make up on. It gave the song new life.

I could see the wires for Paul and was excited that he was going to fly. "Love Gun" came on and he was still on the stage. I was confused but realised that he must be using it for another song.

"I Was Made For Loving You" made the crowd go mental. And by mental i mean screaming, and just being insane. Paul got on his wires and flew out over the crowd. In the paradise standing area, the crowd pushed down the barrier and ran to where Paul was singing. This song totally went off and my lost voice is very much crontributed to this song. (I was screaming the others too) Eric's drum riser went up at the end of this song and they finished with a bang.

KISS walked out for their encore and bowed to the crowd. Eric and Gene were messing around with each other and Eric was kicking Gene's cod piece and running around him.

"God Gave Rock And Roll To You" was another song that sent the crowd wild. KISS played the song a lot like they did on the "Revenge" tour, but they put a stop in the song just after the solo and then slammed straight back into the chorus.

What can I say about "Rock And Roll All Nite" that everbody duzn't already know. The lights, the confetti, the guitar smashing. It was all amazing and really really fun but i think everybody knows what happens in this song by now.

KISS finished with fireworks and everybody that was there was on their feet. KISS had shown Perth that they can still kick more arse than anybody else out there. I was glad that i have finally seen KISS live and wasn't dissapointed in a single song at all (except i would have liked to see "Black Diamond") 10 out of 10 for me.

Paul sounds and looks great. He was running around the stage all night and really showed he loved the stage. He also cracked some funny jokes too.

Gene. What a champ. His singing was spot on. Although i think he forgot a verse in "Unholy" and just sang one of the other ones.

Tommy was didn't show a single fault. His guitar playing was amazing and his solo's, spot on. He really played the Bruce and Vinnie solos as good as anybody without a floyd rose tremello system on their guitar.

Eric Singer gave a real great feeling to the band. His drumming was heavy and spot on. It seemed to make the band feel better and of course perform better.

KISS are looking great and I seriously recommend that you go see them on this tour. It will only get better once they are used to playing together, although last nite it looked and sounded like they have been playing with eachother for years.




Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 15, 2004, 11:37:39 AM
From Adelaide, Australia May 11, 2004

Creatures of the Night
Deuce
Pledge Allegiance to R N R
I Love it Loud
Christine Sixteen
Tears are Falling
War Machine (Gene breathes fire)
Lick it Up
Dr. Love
I Want You
100,000 Years
Unholy (blood, bass solo, Gene flies)
Shout it Out Loud
Love Gun
I Was Made For Lovin' You (Paul flies)
Detroit Rock City

God Gave Rock and Roll To You II
Rock and Roll all Night



Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 15, 2004, 11:39:49 AM
Kiss were back together with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra last night in Melbourne for an encore performance of their 2003 Kiss Symphony. The world renowned MSO performed with Kiss at Telstra Dome in 2003 and the show was released as the Kiss Symphony live CD and DVD.

Paul Stanley praised the talents of the MSO tells fans they should listen to "good music no matter who is playing it. That is what tonight is all about" he said.

Stanley thanked conductor Kevin Levinson telling the crowd that when they decided to do the first symphony show and searched for an orchestra most were too snobby to work with Kiss. He said there are snobby rock bands as well and that the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is the best in the world and Kiss were honoured to work with them.

Instead of the full 60 piece orchestra, a smaller chamber orchestra, all made up in Kiss makeup, were welcomed on stage to the finale of the main show. They performed 'Shout It Out Loud', 'Love Gun', 'I Was Made For Loving You' and 'Detroit Rock City' with Kiss and came back in the encore for 'Rock and Roll All Nite'.

Kiss opened the show with 'Creatures of the Night' and are performing some songs like 'Pledge Allegiance To Rock and Roll" for the very first time on this tour.

Creatures of the Night
Deuce
Pledge Allegiance to R N R
I Love it Loud
Christine Sixteen
Tears are Falling
War Machine (Gene breathes fire)
Lick it Up
Dr. Love
I Want You
100,000 Years
Unholy (blood, bass solo, Gene flies)
Shout it Out Loud (with MSO)
Love Gun (with MSO)
I Was Made For Lovin' You (Paul flies) (with MSO)
Detroit Rock City (with MSO)

God Gave Rock and Roll To You II
Rock and Roll all Night (with MSO)


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 15, 2004, 11:41:38 AM
KISS rehearsed for over two hours before the second Melbourne show. Some of the songs they played:

Got To Choose
Makin' Love
Parasite
She
Anything For My Baby
Rock Bottom
Two Timer
Strange Ways
Comin' Home
Goin' Blind
Kissin' Time
Cold Gin
Mr. Speed
I Stole Your Love
Creatures Of The Night
The Oath
I
Love Her All I Can
All The Way

Night two in Melbourne just ended and the setlist has some changes!

Love Gun
Deuce
Makin' Love
I Love It Loud
Christine 16
Tears Are Falling
War Machine
Lick It Up
Dr. Love
I Want You
100,000 Years
Unholy
Shout It Out Loud
Creatures of the Night
I Was Made For Lovin' You
Detroit Rock City

God Gave Rock and Roll To You II
Rock and Roll All Nite


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 15, 2004, 11:43:30 AM
The setlist for the the KISS in Your Face show at the Palais Theatre, Melbourne follows:

Deuce
Strutter
Cmon and Love Me
Parasite
Love Gun
Christine 16
Makin Love
Got To Choose
I Love It Loud
Love Her All I Can
She
All The Way
I Want You
War Machine
100,000 Years
Hotter Than Hell
Shout It OUt Loud
I Was Made For Lovin You
Dr Love
a few second of the The Oath
a few bars of I
Cold Gin
Detroit Rock City
King of the Nightime World
Shandi - Paul alone

God Gave Rock and Roll To You II
Rock and Roll All Nite


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Oddy on May 15, 2004, 11:44:24 AM
i'm seeing them on monday in sydney.........man i can't wait, i'll get to see KISS live. Well not all of them, but from what i've heard there won't be a reunion ever again but you never know.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 15, 2004, 12:01:00 PM
Well from what i hear eric and tommy make the band sound tigheter then ace and peter did...jsut what i herd


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: gnrmadagascar on May 15, 2004, 05:23:52 PM
Yeah, I can't believe some of the songs they've pulled out of the closet. I'll have to see them.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: gnrmadagascar on May 16, 2004, 04:46:58 PM
Yeah, I've heard Hide Your Heart, it came off the Hot In The Shade album with Forever. Man, can't wait to hear some of theses shows.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: matt88 on May 17, 2004, 06:09:32 AM
I was gonna see them in australia this year but it was just gonna be a repeat performance of last years Sympony and Peter Criss wasn't gonna be there so i thought fuck that.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: ClintroN on May 17, 2004, 06:25:11 AM
Im seein' them this Friday night in Brisbane.
I saw them in 01' on their "farwell tour" but oh well.
I dont agree with Paul being not interested in more albums, just endless amounts of Best of...bullshit.
Atleat this time i'll hear em' play God gave RNR to you, n' not through the speakers as everyone leaves at the end of the show like last time >:(
KI$$ KI$$ KI$$
it should be good though :beer:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 17, 2004, 04:47:24 PM
The show just ended and the setlist for Sydney is as follows:

King of the Nightime World
Deuce
Makin Love
I Love It Loud
Christine Sixteen
Tears Are Falling
War Marchine
Lick It Up
Dr Love
I Want You
100,000 Years
Unholy
Shout It Out Loud (with Symphony)
Love Gun (with Symphony)
I Was Made For Lovin You (with Symphony)
Detroit Rock City (with Symphony)

God Gave Rock and Roll To You II
Rock And Roll All Nite (with Symphony)


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: ClintroN on May 18, 2004, 04:21:17 AM
 I like the PERTH setlist better :rant: :rant: :rant:,
was that the fan clube concert only or what...???
i know their's 1 in MEL, SYD n' BRIZ!!!


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 29, 2004, 09:56:46 AM
Kiss started the first night in Budokan with a refreshed set list that pleased the crowd, the highlights of which were Makin Love, All the Way, I Want you and God Gave rock and roll to you.

King of the night time world
Deuce
Makin' love
I love it loud
Christen 16
Tears are falling
War machine
Lick it up
All the way
Dr. love
I want you
Goin' blind
100,000 years
Love gun
I was made for loving you
Detroit rock city

God gave rockn roll to you 2
Rock and roll all night

There were a few glitches, which should disappear, as the band hadn't played in a week. Overall, a succession of 20 songs nonstop for over 100 minutes that rocked the 10,000 fans of Kiss Army Nippon.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 29, 2004, 10:00:02 AM
Night Two In Japan

Love Gun
Deuce
Makin Love
I love it loud
Cmon and love me
Cold Gin
War Machine
Got to Choose
Parasite
I want You
Love her all I can
100,000 years
She
Unholy
Callin Dr Love
Shout it out Loud
I was made for lovin you
Detroit Rock City
God Gave RNR to you II
Rock and Roll all nite

There's nothing else to say.
It was absolutely MAGIC.

AWESOME SHOW
AWESOME SETLIST
AWESOME BAND
AWESOME SONGS


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 30, 2004, 02:50:11 PM
Night 3 In The Budokan

Love gun
Deuce
Makin' love
Dr.Love
C'mon & love me
Cold gin
Got to choose
War machine
Lick it up
Parasite
She
I want you
I love it loud
100,000 year
Unholy
Shout it out loud
I was made for loving you
Detroit rock city
God gave rock n roll to you 2
Rock n roll all night


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Eazy E on May 31, 2004, 01:19:36 AM
Looks like the setlist is really good, I hope it stays that way, though I wish "Hide Your Heart" was in there.  That was hands down the best song ever from the Stanley-Simmons 80s era of Kiss.  Anyone else heard that song?

Question:

This song was on Hot In The Shade... in the same year it was also on an Ace Frehley solo album called "Trouble Walkin" (Which is actually a VERY good CD, IMO).  A few years back I had an MP3 of Hide Your Heart played by some artist named Molly Hatchet.  

I'm just wondering if anyone can fill me in as to who actually wrote this song?  I thought I had read somewhere that it was originally by Molly Hatchet, and since Frehley covered it mere months after Kiss did, it caused some problems between Simmons/Stanley and Ace.  

If the song was written by Kiss, it seems really strange that Ace would pick a song by his former bandmates to cover for his CD.

Can someone who owns HITS check the liner notes?  All I have is a burnt copy of Ace's CD.  BTW... my favourite version of the song is Ace's.  The Molly Hatchet version seemed really "country-rock", but it's a toss up between Kiss' and Ace's version.  


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: gnrmadagascar on May 31, 2004, 09:27:03 AM
Looks like the setlist is really good, I hope it stays that way, though I wish "Hide Your Heart" was in there.  That was hands down the best song ever from the Stanley-Simmons 80s era of Kiss.  Anyone else heard that song?

Question:

This song was on Hot In The Shade... in the same year it was also on an Ace Frehley solo album called "Trouble Walkin" (Which is actually a VERY good CD, IMO).  A few years back I had an MP3 of Hide Your Heart played by some artist named Molly Hatchet.  

I'm just wondering if anyone can fill me in as to who actually wrote this song?  I thought I had read somewhere that it was originally by Molly Hatchet, and since Frehley covered it mere months after Kiss did, it caused some problems between Simmons/Stanley and Ace.  

If the song was written by Kiss, it seems really strange that Ace would pick a song by his former bandmates to cover for his CD.

Can someone who owns HITS check the liner notes?  All I have is a burnt copy of Ace's CD.  BTW... my favourite version of the song is Ace's.  The Molly Hatchet version seemed really "country-rock", but it's a toss up between Kiss' and Ace's version.  

     From what I've found, it was written by Paul Stanley, Desmond Child (he wrote I Was Made For Lovin' You and tons of 80's hits) and somebody named Kelly. Paul decided he was going to give the song to Ace then when it was time to record HITS they decided they would record it.
     And yeah, I agree, Ace's solo albums really rock and he doesn't get enough credit for them. He's supposed to have a new one coming out but he's been saying that for years.
    Great news for KISS fans! They are recording every concert and selling afterwords.
    And finally, KISS on this tour are really rocking! I have three MP3s of "Love Her All I Can", "All The Way", and a sample of "The Oath/I/ColdGin" and they are the tightest that I can remember them being.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Dizzy on May 31, 2004, 10:05:44 AM
"Hide Your Heart" was written by Paul Stanley, Desmond Child, and Holly Knight.  It was first recorded by Kiss.  It was covered by Ace Frehley not long after, and then Molly Hatchet later on.

I have never heard the Hatchet version, but I like Ace's recording, though the original Kiss version is by far my favorite.  As I said, I think it is their best song from the post-original lineup era.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on June 03, 2004, 06:01:45 PM
Setlist for tonight's show in Osaka:

Love Gun
Deuce
Makin' Love
Dr. Love
C'mon On And Love Me
Cold Gin
Got To Choose
War Machine (Gene breathes fire)
Lick It Up
Parasite
She (Tommy guitar solo)
I Want You
I Love It Loud
100,000 Years
Unholy (bass solo, blood, Gene flies)
Shout It Out Loud
I Was Made For Lovin' You (Paul flies)
Detroit Rock City

God Gave Rock And Roll To You II
Rock And Roll All Night


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on June 03, 2004, 06:04:43 PM
Setlist for tonight's show in Nagoya:

Love Gun
Deuce
Makin' Love
Dr. Love
C'mon On And Love Me
Cold Gin
Got To Choose
War Machine (Gene breathes fire)
Lick It Up
Parasite
She (Tommy guitar solo)
I Want You
I Love It Loud
100,000 Years
Unholy (bass solo, blood, Gene flies)
Shout It Out Loud
I Was Made For Lovin' You (Paul flies)
Detroit Rock City

God Gave Rock And Roll To You II
Rock And Roll All Night


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on June 04, 2004, 05:46:36 PM
KISS wrapped up their 2004 tour of Japan with the first ever visit to Kanazawa, Japan. Yet again, a new setlist for tonight`s show:

King Of The Night Time World
Deuce
Makin' Love
I Love It Loud
Sukiyaki
Got To Choose
Love Her All I Can
War Machine (Gene breathes fire)
Lick It Up
Parasite
She (Tommy guitar solo)
I Want You
Goin` Blind
100,000 Years
Unholy (bass solo, blood, Gene flies)
Shout It Out Loud
Love Gun
I Was Made For Lovin' You (Paul flies)
Detroit Rock City

God Gave Rock And Roll To You II
Rock And Roll All Night

Next stop... America!


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on June 04, 2004, 05:47:24 PM
KISS frontman Paul Stanley has spoken to the San Antonio Express-News about the group's upcoming "Rock The Nation" North American tour with POISON, which kicks off June 10 in Selma, Texas.

"People know when they pay to see KISS they're going to get something to see," said Stanley. "When KISS first came on the scene, I think we were a wake-up call to audiences that they were getting cheated. The idea of us coming out and sitting on stools on a Persian carpet or something isn't gonna happen. KISS remains KISS. It's walls of amplifiers, video screens built into the amps. New KISS is about as necessary as new Coke. It's still
KISS, but the blade's been sharpened."

According to Stanley, KISS are digging deep into their vast catalog to unearth long-hidden gems to perform on the upcoming trek.

"Not only did we shake up the set list, but we also did two small shows (in Australia recently) in theaters where we virtually played a slew of songs that either never have been played or haven't been played in 25 years,"
Stanley said. "We did a two-hour set without the benefit of special effects or pyro that consisted of 'C'mon and Love Me', 'Goin' Blind', 'Makin' Love', 'All the Way', 'Got to Choose', 'Hotter than Hell', you name it. We're
really fired up, because at this point on any given night we can throw in whatever we feel like playing."

With regards to the absence of drummer Peter Criss from the current tour, Paul said, "We created some great things together and I'd rather think about the positive things we did than start airing dirty laundry. The fact is,
it's easy for somebody to portray themselves as a victim when they don't want to take responsibility for their position. For all the good we accomplished, I will always wish Peter well. It wasn't working anymore for a lot of reasons and it was best for the band and the audience to bring Eric [Singer] back."

As for Frehley, Stanley said, "Ace, for years, had an ambivalence, to put it mildly, about being in the band because he felt it was keeping him from his solo project. Ultimately, Ace opted out. The door doesn't swing both ways. At some point, you can only walk through that door so many times and then the lock gets changed. This is hallowed ground and you're expected to give a hundred percent. If you don't, I have a problem with that."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on June 06, 2004, 05:30:31 PM
On the eve of the release of his long-awaited new solo album, "Asshole", KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons spoke to Billboard magazine about the group's impressive legacy. The following are some of the highlights of that interview:

Billboard: How do you respond to people who say the band isn't really Kiss unless it consists of the original members: you, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss?

Gene Simmons: "I used to believe that."

"Any rules we have for the band are rules we decide for ourselves. There are lots of bands that have lost members who people might have thought were irreplaceable, but the bands got replacements and the bands got bigger: AC/DC, VAN HALEN, THE ROLLING STONES, THE WHO.

"I love Ace, Peter and Paul. They helped me get to where I am. I hate myself for not standing up to Ace and Peter sooner when they were destroying themselves."

Billboard: Last year, Ace Frehley told billboard.com that it was deceptive of you and Paul Stanley to tour as Kiss without him. He asserted at the time that he was "into a health kick" and fit to play. What would you say to Ace right now?

Gene Simmons: "I hope you're happy, but you're not allowed to be in the band. There's no way we'd let you onstage and subject people to your erratic behavior. It doesn't matter if you're an original member. If you mess up, you're an ex-member. And that goes for me, too."

Billboard: Why didn't you assume the management of Kiss?

Gene Simmons: "Paul has a lot to do with KISS' ideas. He's one of the best frontmen ever. There's a friendly, brotherly rivalry with us. If one of us goes a little too far, the other one wants to pull him back. So if I'm managing the band, where does that leave Paul? The thing that keeps this band going is the continuing and abiding respect that Paul and I have for each other."

Billboard: If Paul Stanley wrote his autobiography, what do you think he would say about you?

Gene Simmons: "He would say that I'm a workaholic and that I've got the biggest ego he's ever met. And I think he'd say, and rightfully so, that I get a lot of credit for ideas he came up with."

Billboard: Can you give some examples?

Gene Simmons: "I didn't think of the name of the band. Paul did. I didn't design the KISS logo. Ace did, and then Paul actually drew the original version, which is used today."

Read Gene Simmons' entire interview with Billboard at this location.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: axls#2 on June 06, 2004, 11:50:12 PM
anyone seen those promo's on mtv and vh1 for Gene Simmon's new solo album? Good god the clips were incredibly bad and it sounded terrible, i don't know what he was going for, but it was just cheesy. kinda funny though.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on June 09, 2004, 07:52:50 PM
According to KissOnline.com, Universal Music will be releasing on August 10 a new two-disc set from KISS, called "KISS Gold (1974?1982)". The complete track listing for the set is as follows:

Disc One:

01. Strutter
02. Nothin' To Lose
03. Firehouse
04. Deuce
05. Black Diamond
06. Got To Choose
07. Parasite
08. Hotter Than Hell
09. C'mon And Love Me
10. She
11. Anything For My Baby
12. Rock Bottom Live
13. Cold Gin Live
14. Rock And Roll All Nite Live
15. Let Me Go, Rock ?N Roll Live
16. Detroit Rock City
17. King Of The Night Time World
18. Shout It Out Loud
19. Beth
20. Do You Love Me?

Disc Two:

01. I Want You
02. Calling Dr. Love
03. Hard Luck Woman
04. I Stole Your Love
05. Love Gun
06. Christine Sixteen
07. Shock Me
08. Makin' Love Live
09. God Of Thunder Live
10. Tonight You Belong To Me
11. New York Groove
12. Radioactive
13. Don't You Let Me Down
14. I Was Made For Loving You
15. Sure Know Something
16. Shandi
17. Talk To Me
18. A World Without Heroes
19. Nowhere To Run
20. I'm A Legend Tonight


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on June 11, 2004, 04:13:57 PM
KISS kicked off the US leg of the Rock The Nation Tour tonight in San Antonio, Texas. Setlist for tonight's show:

Love Gun
Deuce
Makin' Love
Dr. Love
C'mon On And Love Me
Cold Gin
Got To Choose
War Machine (Gene breathes fire)
Lick It Up
Parasite
She (Tommy guitar solo)
I Want You
I Love It Loud
100,000 Years
Unholy (bass solo, blood, Gene flies)
Shout It Out Loud
I Was Made For Lovin' You (Paul flies)
Detroit Rock City

God Gave Rock And Roll To You II
Rock And Roll All Night


They opened with Love Gun, attacking it like it was the first time they'd played it live. Even after all these years these guys never appear to be tired of playing the classics. They played several songs that I hadn't seen them do live, even though I have seen them several times starting back in the early 80's.

Gene flew, Paul soared through the amphitheater and performed from a stage in the middle of the audience. Risers lifted Eric and his drums above the stage. Oh and of course there was blood, explosions and as always the KISS logo behind the band in lights. Damn these guys put on one hell of a show!

Let's not forget that Poison started the evening with one hell of a performance. They definitely got things primed for KISS. Even thought they had some sound problems, they played well and had a great setlist. Seeing Poison alone was worth the price I paid for the tickets, seeing KISS on top of that was like winning the lottery.

GO SEE THIS CONCERT, and buy the live cd afterwards !!! Thanks guys for one hell of an evening !!!


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Dizzy on June 11, 2004, 05:39:49 PM
GO SEE THIS CONCERT, and buy the live cd afterwards !!!

Live CD?  Do explain!

I can't believe they did "I Want You"!  I fuckin love that song!  I hope they keep it in the set and perform it at the July 24 Bristow, Virginia show, because I will be there!   8)


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: gnrmadagascar on June 12, 2004, 04:39:25 PM
http://www.instantliveconcerts.com/


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: strange_days on June 12, 2004, 07:56:36 PM
Why dont Kiss come to Britain. Its just plain rude.
Anyone seen the video for Genes cover of Firestarter?  


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Dizzy on June 12, 2004, 10:48:30 PM
Why dont Kiss come to Britain. Its just plain rude.

Didn't you hear?  They are not touring the UK this year because the UK promoters would not pay Paul and Gene the amount of money they wanted.  In other words, Paul and Gene are too damn greedy to play for the UK.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on June 14, 2004, 04:28:52 PM
KISS treated the KISS Army to yet another new setlist in Dallas, Texas:

Love Gun
Deuce
Makin' Love
Christine 16
Cold Gin
Got To Choose
War Machine (Gene breathes fire)
Lick It Up
Parasite with end of She (Tommy guitar solo)
I Want You
I Love It Loud
100,000 Years
Unholy (bass solo, blood, Gene flies)
Shout It Out Loud
I Was Made For Lovin' You (Paul flies)
Detroit Rock City

God Gave Rock And Roll To You II
Rock And Roll All Night

DALLAS - Kiss is all about the live show -- always has been, always will be. They play loud and give their diehard fans what they came to hear.

The 30-year-old band made the 13,134 Kiss Army members shout it out loud Friday night at Smirnoff Music Centre.

The stage was filled with monitors and speakers, and the pyrotechnics were as plentiful as they were in the band's '70s heyday. Original members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley -- the CEOs, if you will, of the Kiss empire -- seem to be unwilling or unable to let the Kiss party end.

And why should they? The fans were as eager as ever for the bombastic theatrics. This tour, which started Thursday in San Antonio, will take the band all over the nation this summer. Big crowds will surely greet them everywhere.

The band played mostly hits from the '70s, including the show opener, Love Gun. The pyrotechnics were fired up instantly and felt like a blow-dryer in the face as far as 30 rows back. Simmons, swaggering in his vintage black-studded, bondage-leather costume, spat blood, breathed fire and, yes, wagged his tongue. Stanley, shirtless in black tights, with his Starchild logo on his fanny -- which he shamelessly shook all night -- constantly begged the crowd to make noise.

A few surprises on the set lists were Parasite and Got to Choose, two songs from the band's second album, Hotter Than Hell, from 1974. Of course, they played Shout It Out Loud and Detroit Rock City, and they ended with Rock and Roll All Night.

During their rendition of God Gave Rock 'n Roll to You, a montage of clips featuring bands from the Beatles to Bruce Springsteen played on the big screen at the back of the stage. Spliced in were moments from Kiss concerts past. It was sort of a nod to the artists that inspire Kiss.


What can be said that hasn't already been said. These guys are ageless. As much as I love Ace and Pete, These wheels just keep getting stronger. After almost 2 Dozen KISS shows and being a KISS Army Member since the Mid 70's I now have a ages 6 & 9 . Although we had been to 5 shows as a family, last night in Dallas blew our doors off. 5th row center stage.

Gene and Paul have the energy of guys half thier age. I applaude and thank you for leading the life style that allows you to get up there night after night, with the travel schedule and the length of show and continue to dominate a stage the way you guys do. Tommy and Eric, You have WON me over, It is clear to someone sitting so close that you guys are top of the line pros and are truely enjoying what you are part of. KISS is a force, Something far greater then a band. I hope you keep the wheels churning. Forget the few technical mic misshaps and what have you. As much as you want to pull everything of perfect, and it is obvious by the look on Pauls face last night that you do, Just remeber that when you guys are playting the fans really do feel it is for us. So many so called legends seem to look past that, not you guys.

Thanks for a rockin 30 years, heres to the next 30 !!!! Anyone who can go to see this show owes it to them selves to do so, If you are not a KISS fan you will become one, if you are, its just another reminder of why this Band Kicks ASS and why you signed on to begin with. Great set list BTW. KISSFAN MIKE SINCE '74


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on June 14, 2004, 04:30:19 PM
Setlist in Houston, Texas:

Love Gun
Deuce
Makin' Love
Christine 16
C'mon And Love Me
Got To Choose
War Machine (Gene breathes fire)
Lick It Up
Parasite with end of She (Tommy guitar solo)
I Want You
I Love It Loud
100,000 Years
Unholy (bass solo, blood, Gene flies)
Shout It Out Loud
I Was Made For Lovin' You (Paul flies)
Detroit Rock City

God Gave Rock And Roll To You II
Rock And Roll All Night


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: gnrmadagascar on June 15, 2004, 05:25:27 PM
If you want to hear 3 full songs from the Houston Instant Live! CDs here they are:

http://www.villarrealdoan.com/mp3samples.htm

Remember, these aren't fixed up. They were sold immediately after the concert. KISS sound so tight and fresh.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on June 20, 2004, 12:56:05 PM
Setlist in Denver, CO:

Love Gun
Deuce
Makin' Love
Christine 16
Lick It Up
Got To Choose
War Machine (Gene breathes fire)
She
I Want You
I Love It Loud
100,000 Years
Unholy (bass solo, blood, Gene flies)
Shout It Out Loud
I Was Made For Lovin' You (Paul flies)
Detroit Rock City

God Gave Rock And Roll To You II
Rock And Roll All Night



Setlist in Albuquerque, NM:

Love Gun
Deuce
Makin' Love
Dr. Love
Lick It Up
Got To Choose
War Machine (Gene breathes fire)
Parasite with end of She
I Want You
I Love It Loud
100,000 Years
Unholy (bass solo, blood, Gene flies)
Shout It Out Loud
I Was Made For Lovin' You (Paul flies)
Detroit Rock City

God Gave Rock And Roll To You II
Rock And Roll All Night



Setlist in Phoenix:

Love Gun
Deuce
Makin' Love
Christine Sixteen
Lick It Up
Got To Choose
War Machine (Gene breathes fire)
Parasite with end of She
I Want You
I Love It Loud
100,000 Years
Unholy (bass solo, blood, Gene flies)
Shout It Out Loud
I Was Made For Lovin' You (Paul flies)
Detroit Rock City

God Gave Rock And Roll To You II
Rock And Roll All Night






Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on June 22, 2004, 03:54:24 AM
Marty Hughley of The Oregonian reports that Portland native Tommy Thayer is living large these days as lead guitarist for KISS, taking over for original member Ace Frehley, even donning the famous Spaceman makeup and costume. It's a career peak for a self-described "geeky kid from Beaverton" who fell under the KISS spell when he was 13.

"He's very much like we are," KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley said of Thayer. "We started KISS because we love rock 'n' roll and we weren't seeing the kind of band we really wanted. So, I'm not only in the band, but I'm a fan of the band. And so's Tommy."

With regards to the fact that Thayer has adopted Ace's Spaceman costume and makeup rather than taking on an identity of his own, Stanley said, "There's no way we're gonna dilute the image by putting Chicken Man, or whatever, onstage. By this point, you can go almost anywhere in the world and show someone a picture of KISS and they'll know who it is. But you'd be hard-pressed to find all that many people who know the individuals. KISS is a philosophy, a way of looking at the fans as well as the band.

"[Tommy's] proved himself to be solid," Stanley added. "Not just as a musician, but in many respects, as a person. Hot players are a dime a dozen. There are a whole lot of slimebags and drug addicts who can play guitar really well. That's not what it takes to get up there.

"You gotta remember that the first major show he played with KISS was in a huge stadium with a 70-piece orchestra. If you can handle that, you can handle anything. It was his turn to get off the bench and start hitting home runs." Read more.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Dizzy on June 22, 2004, 06:55:03 PM
With regards to the fact that Thayer has adopted Ace's Spaceman costume and makeup rather than taking on an identity of his own, Stanley said, "There's no way we're gonna dilute the image by putting Chicken Man, or whatever, onstage. By this point, you can go almost anywhere in the world and show someone a picture of KISS and they'll know who it is. But you'd be hard-pressed to find all that many people who know the individuals.  

MESSAGE FOR MR. PAUL STANLEY

You sir, are full of SHIT.   >:(

EVERYBODY knows who Ace Frehley is, every Kiss fan at least.  Your statements are fucking wrong on so many levels.  It is WRONG to say that fans do not know who the band members are, it is WRONG to insinuate that Kiss is only about a "philosophy", and it is WRONG to insult the legacy of a great guitarist by putting his attire on someone else and saying that there is no difference.  

Mr. Stanley, you have already diluted the Kiss name, by putting the makeup of two icons (Peter and Ace) on two other guys and insulting the fans by telling them that many of us don't know or should not know the difference.  You're a talented man, but you're a fucking money-grubbing dick, and you should be ashamed of yourself.

Fuck you Paul Stanley.   >:(


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on June 23, 2004, 09:16:14 PM
Wow thats an awsome post Dizzy...i agree with u 100% man. Rock on


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Dizzy on June 23, 2004, 09:48:34 PM
Wow thats an awsome post Dizzy...i agree with u 100% man. Rock on

You know, it makes me wonder what would happen if the tables were turned....let's hypothetically suppose that it was Ace and Peter who were donning the makeup and the Kiss moniker, and putting Paul's and Gene's makeup on two other guys.  What would Paul say then?  Would he still say "Kiss is a philosophy, nobody knows the individual band members" if he was the one looking at the band without him, if he was the one watching someone else play the songs he helped turn into classics, if he was the one watching someone else wear the makeup and costume that he made famous?

I highly doubt it, I think Mr. "Money is my middle name" Stanley would be singing a very different tune if he was on the outside of the glass looking in.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on June 23, 2004, 10:39:27 PM
I agree man....i will admit that there would be no kiss without Paul and Gene,but they shouldnt disrespect them like that...they said in one interview it wasnt about the money bit it clearly is :no:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 09, 2004, 09:36:25 AM
http://www.kissonline.com/archives/photos/body_2004.html

Some great Kiss pictures from the Rock The Nation Tour


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Dizzy on July 25, 2004, 01:11:45 AM
Well, I was at the Bristow, VA show tonight (July 24th).  Poison put on one hell of a show, though they could've played longer.  Some crappy band called ZO2 wasted our time at the onset of the show.

For starters, Paul Stanley stated they were filming the show for a live concert video.   8)

Kiss (what's left of them) put on a good show.  Eric Singer is a phenomenal drummer, but he isn't the loose, easygoing stylish drummer that Peter Criss is.  Peter was sorely missing tonight.  And Tommy Thayer is a great guitarist, but he has ZERO stage presence.  I thought this last year too.  Good player or not, the guy just does not look like he belongs there, and he definitely does not belong in the makeup and attire of an icon such as Ace Frehley.  One thing that kept pissing me off was that Paul Stanley repeatedly referred to us as Washington DC, when Bristow is very much in Virginia, and about 25-30 miles away from DC.  Next time do your research on where you're playing, Mr. Stanley.

Aside from that, they put on a great show and they played some rarely heard songs.  One welcome addition to the setlist was none other than my personal favorite Kiss song "Psycho Circus"!  I went nuts over the inclusion of that one, and it seems this is one of the first shows they've played it at, because it isn't on any of the previously listed setlists.  "All the Way" also seems to be a new addition to the set.

The songs they did (can't remember the exact order).  I hope I am not forgetting any...

Love Gun
Deuce
Detroit Rock City
Got to Choose
All the Way
Shout it Out Loud
Makin' Love
Psycho Circus
I Want You
Parasite
100,000 Years
Unholy
Lick it up
War Machine
I Love it Loud
I Was Made for Lovin' You

God Gave Rock n Roll to You II
Rock n Roll All Night



Poison's setlist (not in order)....

Look What the Cat Dragged in
Something to believe in
Every Rose Has its Thorn
Fallen Angel
Unskinny Bop
Your Mama Don't Dance
I Won't Forget You
Ride the Wind
Nothin But a Good Time
Talk Dirty to Me


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Mr Cowbell ? on July 29, 2004, 12:37:17 AM
Is this still considered the Fairwell tour that they started like in 1998?


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 29, 2004, 10:11:09 AM
No...i dont belive so...


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: RichardNixon on July 31, 2004, 11:22:28 PM
With regards to the fact that Thayer has adopted Ace's Spaceman costume and makeup rather than taking on an identity of his own, Stanley said, "There's no way we're gonna dilute the image by putting Chicken Man, or whatever, onstage. By this point, you can go almost anywhere in the world and show someone a picture of KISS and they'll know who it is. But you'd be hard-pressed to find all that many people who know the individuals. ?

I agreed with you 100 percent...untill I saw KISS a few weeks ago in Boston at the Tweeter Center...GREAT SHOW! One of the best I have ever seen. The band kicked ass, they really gave it 100 percent. And yes, I do think Thayer and Singer should get new costumes/makeup (like Vinnie Vincent and Eric Carr did in the early 80s) but if they use Frehley and Chris' makeup, so be it.
MESSAGE FOR MR. PAUL STANLEY

You sir, are full of SHIT. ? >:(

EVERYBODY knows who Ace Frehley is, every Kiss fan at least. ?Your statements are fucking wrong on so many levels. ?It is WRONG to say that fans do not know who the band members are, it is WRONG to insinuate that Kiss is only about a "philosophy", and it is WRONG to insult the legacy of a great guitarist by putting his attire on someone else and saying that there is no difference. ?

Mr. Stanley, you have already diluted the Kiss name, by putting the makeup of two icons (Peter and Ace) on two other guys and insulting the fans by telling them that many of us don't know or should not know the difference. ?You're a talented man, but you're a fucking money-grubbing dick, and you should be ashamed of yourself.

Fuck you Paul Stanley. ? >:(


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: RichardNixon on August 29, 2004, 09:11:33 PM
If you want a really great rock album and don't have this album, I would highly recommend it. I think it might be KISS' best album. Eric Carr was their best drummer and Vinnie Vincent was one of their best guitarist and songwriters (although Ace Frehley is credited for playing on the album and is on the cover, he did not play on the album). This album came out in '82, and it has an 80s feel to it, yet it also has a classic KISS feel to as well. It wasn't bogged down with ballads and synths like some of the later day KISS albums from the 80s. Every track is a winner, with "Saint and Sinner," Rock and Roll Hell," "I Love it Loud" and the title track being standouts. I'd give this album five starts out of five.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on August 29, 2004, 09:14:02 PM
finally we agree on something!

Kiss are so underrated, a band that critics and alot of others could never see past the spectacle to appreciate how great they really are.

i absolutely love "war machine"  "i still love you" is one of the best rock ballads ever! u are right every song is a winner on this record and Eric Carr will always be the best rock drummer ever in my eyes!


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: RichardNixon on August 29, 2004, 09:22:43 PM
finally we agree on something!

Kiss are so underrated, a band that critics and alot of others could never see past the spectacle to appreciate how great they really are.

i absolutely love "war machine"? "i still love you" is one of the best rock ballads ever! u are right every song is a winner on this record and Eric Carr will always be the best rock drummer ever in my eyes!

I agree  : ok: The only KISS album that I never could get into is Crazy Nights.

Carnival of Souls is also really underrated, IMHO.

When I die, maybe I can be burried in one of those KISS KASKETS.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: RichardNixon on August 29, 2004, 09:27:11 PM
I used to own it, but I didn't like it.? Like most of the Criss/Frehley-less Kiss records, it lacked a certain punch.?

I think that Eric Carr and Eric Singer were/are better drummers than Peter Criss. While Ace Frehley was not KISS' best guitarist, technically speaking, he was their coolest guitar player with the best riffs. Check out "Into the Void" from the Psycho Circus album.



Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on August 29, 2004, 09:33:56 PM
all u have to do is listen to "carr jam" on 1992's "REVENGE" cd and u will see why i think Eric Carr is the greatest drummer ever. i hate drum solo's but his is fuckin mind blowin!


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Dizzy on August 29, 2004, 09:44:38 PM
I think that Eric Carr and Eric Singer were/are better drummers than Peter Criss.

They're both better drummers "technically" (I hate that word!) but they lack that loose jazz-influenced drum technique that defined so many of the early Kiss songs.  That's why I could never accept any other drummer than Peter with Kiss.  I've seen Kiss live twice, once with Peter Criss and once with Eric Singer.  Eric made the band sound tighter, but that was precisely the problem; he was too "good" and not loose and easygoing enough to make the Kiss songs sound like Kiss songs.


Quote
While Ace Frehley was not KISS' best guitarist, technically speaking, he was their coolest guitar player with the best riffs. Check out "Into the Void" from the Psycho Circus album.

It's interesting, because just like the last two Criss-era Kiss albums, Dynasty and Unmasked, Ace and Peter didn't play much on Psycho Circus, even though they are credited.  "Into the Void" was the only song where all four of them played all the way through.  Peter didn't play drums on the rest of the album, some session drummer did.  Ace did the solos on the other songs, but he didn't play many of the riffs.  But on "Into the Void", Ace insisted that Peter play drums.  Apparently, the producer Bruce Fairborn said he didn't think Ace and Peter could make the kind of record that he wanted, so he opted to use session musicians, even though Paul and Gene both wanted Ace and Peter to play on the album.  This decision was openly despised by Peter Criss, who gave an interview recently saying that the Psycho Circus album and tour was trash because it deceived the world into thinking it was him on drums, and tour-wise, he had to learn to play someone else's parts and pretend they were his.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Mattman on August 30, 2004, 01:46:30 AM
I own Kiss' debut album, Dressed To Kill, and Destroyer.  The debut and Destroyer are excellent, but I always thought Dressed To Kill was pretty lame (the production is awfully flat, and there's a lot of filler).  I'd heard Creatures was a good album, but I'd also heard it was just "an attempt to revert to their original hard rock sound" after their concept album and New Wave experiment.  Anyway, after reading some of what you guys said on this thread, I think I'll definitely have to check it out.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Gunner80 on August 30, 2004, 01:49:20 AM
I have every Kiss album and it is probably the 3rd worst album they ever released.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: ClintroN on August 30, 2004, 05:18:59 AM
you are kidding right?
i think Creatures is mad as, i love it.
Its better then Dressed...


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: slave2thegrind on August 30, 2004, 09:56:53 AM
I love Creatures of the Night...the drumming in that album is nice and heavy...It's an album that I could listen to every song continuously...truly a wicked album, and probably one of their more overlooked gems


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: gnrmadagascar on August 30, 2004, 08:36:45 PM
Yeah, Creatures is a great album and I love that bombastic drum sound. But my favorite, is 1976's Rock And Roll Over. Great Album!


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Hammy on October 20, 2004, 04:13:30 PM
According to a report in USA Today, the KISS Rock the Nation Tour (with POISON) is amongst the flops of this summer Tours. Kiss sold 49% of all tickets with an average of 8,444 tickets sold per show. Hottest Acts were rather unknown bands like JIMMY BUFFET, PHISH and the DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, who sold more than 20.000 tickets per show. Also, MADONNA and PRINCE have sold 100% of their tickets. "Kiss may have rang that farewell tour bell one too many times," says Ray Waddell from Billboard Magazine. "There were only two originals. And how many times can you go to the well without offering something new and different."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Gunner80 on October 20, 2004, 04:50:38 PM
I can believe crap like PRICE sold 100% I guess people love hearing rasberry buray live.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: ClintroN on October 21, 2004, 12:53:45 AM
im not much of a fan of Prince but the man can play : ok:, he is known as one of the best performers in the world, especially on guitar.

But anyway, it's sad to read shit like that, i read it on Blabbermouth.net, they cant really say 'okay, we're really gonna disappear this time, another farwell ::)

Just kill it now Gene n' Paul you money hungry fucks, before you's know it you'll be doing nightly Vegas shows :hihi:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Gunner80 on October 21, 2004, 01:54:20 AM
im not much of a fan of Prince but the man can play : ok:, he is known as one of the best performers in the world, especially on guitar.




So can a million other people in this world! 99% of those people choose not to be entertainers, But are still great all around musicians. When I think of one TRUE musical genius, only one person comes to mind, Beethoven. This man could actually hear every instrument in his head. Prince is nothing but polished pop masturbation.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: ClintroN on October 21, 2004, 07:39:39 PM
im not much of a fan of Prince but the man can play : ok:, he is known as one of the best performers in the world, especially on guitar.




So can a million other people in this world! 99% of those people choose not to be entertainers, But are still great all around musicians. When I think of one TRUE musical genius, only one person comes to mind, Beethoven. This man could actually hear every instrument in his head. Prince is nothing but polished pop masturbation.

Dude, you say 99% choose not to be entertainers, well i guess that leaves the 1% to you'rs truely :hihi:
Man im not a fan of the guy, but he is known to be ONE of the greatest performers in the world, n' i beleive it. : ok:

Plus i see Beethoven as more talent then an entertainer, Prince puts on a show


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on February 07, 2005, 06:03:28 PM
KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer has posted the following message on his web site:

'We've been very busy finishing the upcoming KISS 'Rock The Nation Live!' DVD set. I feel we've captured the excitement and intensity of the 2004 stage show and tour in a big way.

"Shot in hi-def, the DVD will include many KISS songs that haven't seen the light of day in years.

"Also, we had cameras rolling behind-the-scenes every day on tour so that we can show you what goes on beyond the stage door and traveling on the road.

"Speaking of off-stage, another passion of mine is playing golf.

"Last week I was fortunate enough to be invited to play in the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic pro-am golf tournament in Palm Desert, CA.

"For the four-day event I was teamed with Academy Award-winning actor Joe Pesci and sports legend Ahmad Rashad and we kicked some ass.

"As always, I'm looking forward to rockin' and rollin' soon.

"Rumors are that we might be on the road by summer 2005!"


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on February 08, 2005, 04:54:03 PM
Cameron Edney of the Yahoo! group Inside_Out666 recently conducted an interview with KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer. A transcript of the interview follow:

Inside_Out666: I'd like to start by talking a bit about BLACK 'N BLUE. Can you tell us how the band formed?
Tommy Thayer: "BLACK 'N BLUE formed in Portland, OR in 1981. Myself, Jaime St James and the other guys wanted to form a new heavy metal type band because at the time the New Wave of British Heavy Metal was starting to hit state-side as well as M?TLEY CR?E in LA, it was an exciting time."

Inside_Out666: Do you remember anything from the first performance you guys did?
Tommy Thayer: "Jaime was originally the drummer of a band we had previous to BLACK 'N BLUE. One night at a Portland nightclub he jumped up front and starting fronting the band and the rest is history."

Inside_Out666: After almost ten years apart you guys got back together for one night in your hometown of Portland, OR to record the live album "One Night Only Live". Did you guys ever consider doing a whole tour or did you know that this would only be a one off event?
Tommy Thayer: "We knew it was clearly a one-off."

Inside_Out666: Being a huge kiss fan yourself it must have been surreal to have Gene Simmons produce two of BLACK 'N BLUE's albums "Nasty Nasty" and "In Heat"?
Tommy Thayer: "It was great because we were fans."

Inside_Out666: What comes to mind when you look back on those early experiences with Gene?
Tommy Thayer: "He was very diligent and dedicated to doing a great job. He put a lot of time into the production and we appreciated working with someone like that."

Inside_Out666: Can we expect to see a DVD release of old BLACK 'N BLUE footage anytime soon?
Tommy Thayer: "I don't think so."

Inside_Out666: When it comes to song writing particularly looking back in the early days with BLACK 'N BLUE, Do you sit around listening to your influences or do you shy away from them?
Tommy Thayer: "Neither. You just try to write something that sounds great and rocks."

Inside_Out666: You first met Gene and Paul in 1984. What do you recall from the encounter?
Tommy Thayer: "Yes, it was at a KISS show in late 1984 in Long Beach, CA. They came in for a meet/greet prior to the show and were very gracious."

Inside_Out666: As early as the late '80s you have been working behind the scenes with KISS. Co-writing on "Betrayed" and my personal favorite song on "Hot in the Shade", "The Street Giveth & The Street Taketh Away". You have also worked on the "Kisstory" books, "Detroit Rock City" & "The Second Coming" DVDs just to name a few. Of all the behind the scenes duties you have performed what have you enjoyed doing most?
Tommy Thayer: "I was fortunate to have a job doing something that I really enjoyed doing, so any project I was involved in was gratifying."

Inside_Out666: Working behind the scenes for so long did the thought ever cross your mind that you would one day end up becoming a member of one of the world's most influential bands?
Tommy Thayer: "Not at all. The ironic thing is that it wasn't something I was looking for."

Inside_Out666: As a longtime KISS fan myself I couldn't express the emotions I would have working for them let alone becoming a member of the band. How did you react to the proposal to join KISS & who was the first person you told?
Tommy Thayer: "Doc McGhee just said to be there and get into makeup, you're going on!"

Inside_Out666: During the rehearsals for the 1996 reunion tour you spent a lot of time with Ace showing him various guitar riffs he played during the seventies. That must have been an awesome experience. Was he an easy guy to work with?Tommy Thayer: "Yes, we've always had an amiable relationship. We had a lot of fun trading licks, it was a pleasure."

Inside_Out666: Every KISS fan around the world is dying to know if there will be a new studio album recorded anytime soon. Can you tell us if there is any writing in the works suggestions for an album name being thrown around etc?
Tommy Thayer: "Just wait and see!"

Inside_Out666: You are currently working on the "Rock the Nation" two-disc DVD set. Can you tell us what to expect & if there has been a release date set yet?
Tommy Thayer: "The shows were shot in Hi-Def and the DVD will include many KISS songs that haven't seen the light of day in years. We had cameras rolling behind-the-scenes every day on tour so that we can show you what goes on beyond the stage door and travelling on the road. There also will be a multi-angle interactive feature called Select-A KISS, so that you can watch any one band member for an entire song or switch around to different cameras as you please."

Inside_Out666: In the past you have worked on various kiss projects like "Kiss Symphony", VH1's special "Beyond the Make-Up" etc. I don't know one kiss fan who wouldn't want to see the vintage shows remastered & released on DVD. Can we expect to see more of the older footage released on DVD anytime soon?
Tommy Thayer: "It's possible, but the 'KISS Rock The Nation Live!' DVD will be slamming video stores doors down by late spring or early summer, it will be something to see!"

Inside_Out666: What was the 1st guitar you ever owned?
Tommy Thayer: "A Fender Mustang."

Inside_Out666: Over the last few years hard rock and heavy metal music has changed quiet a bit. What do you think of the direction the music has taken?
Tommy Thayer: "Always good, new is good."

Inside_Out666: Are you currently listening to any of the newer bands if so who?
Tommy Thayer: "JET, THE USED, ADEMA, PACIFIER, THE DARKNESS, PUDDLE OF MUDD and EVANESCENCE."

Inside_Out666: Tommy thanks so much for taking the time out of your very busy schedule to answer these questions for all our readers. Is there anything else you would like to say?
Tommy Thayer: "Thanks everybody! It was good talking to you."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Sakib on February 11, 2005, 12:43:11 PM
yay i luv kiss


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: N.I.B on February 26, 2005, 10:43:47 AM
Just wanted to know if anyone here listenes to KISS. I love 'em. Their best album by far is Destroyer.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: John Daniels on February 26, 2005, 10:48:50 AM
I'm not the fan but I think their best song is "Sure Know Something"


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on February 26, 2005, 08:40:45 PM
I love Kiss..im watchin a dvd of them right now...they are very underestimated music wise..Only seen them once in buffalo with Aerosmith in 2003


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Mattman on February 26, 2005, 10:58:21 PM
I'm of two minds about KISS.? On the one hand, I absolutely love their debut album and Destroyer, and they have a legendary stage show that took rock theatrics to a new level.? But sometimes I think they might be just a little overrated, because their catalogue varies greatly in quality.? Still, even though they've become strictly a nostalgia band on a neverending farewell tour, you gotta dig KISS.? Their songs rock and are easy to play.

My favourite KISS tunes would be "Detroit Rock City", "Strutter", and "Crazy Crazy Nights".  I'm sorry, but "Rock and Roll All Nite" is just way, way, WAY overplayed.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: RichardNixon on February 27, 2005, 03:31:22 PM
I love KISS. They're one of my favorite bands, but I actually think "Destroyer," while good, is overrated. It's a good, solid album but I think it pales to "Love Gun," "KISS," "Animalize" and "Creatures of the Night." 


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on February 27, 2005, 06:43:03 PM
 According to a posting at KissOnline.com, KISS, along with Cedric the Entertainer (Master of Ceremonies), DESTINY'S CHILD, GODSMACK, Jay Mohr, Louis Anderson and TED NUGENT, have been confirmed for an April 1 performance at the Marine Corps Air Station, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, California.

Rockin' the Corps is a patriotic celebratory concert for an audience of more than 25,000 marines and their families. Executive producers Quincy Jones and Joseph E. Robert, Jr. have joined forces with producers Doc McGhee and Spencer Proffer to create a high energy, patriotic celebration for the dedicated men & women of the United States Marine Corps in a show of appreciation.

Note: this concert is for the marines at Camp Pendleton and their families.... There will be no civilians allowed!


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Tied-Up on February 27, 2005, 10:43:38 PM
I used to be a huge KISS fan.? Loved them.? Had all of their albums.?

And I still like them to a certain extent, although I would never buy another KISS product.? And I would be the first to argue that they have talent, Ace being one of the greatest, and one of the most underrated, guitarists IMO.

However, one day I came to a realization.? (And it took me a lot longer to come to this realization than I care to admit).? The realization:? KISS is not about the art, they never have been, they are about money.?

That's not to say that certain components to KISS are not about art, but as a whole, and what they represent is money.? Specifically Gene Simmons.? Goddess... just to type his name makes me want to hurl.? :puke:?

That realization, although it's rather obvious now when I sit back and? see the whole grand picture, was not obvious to me for the longest time, and now that it is obvious, there is no turning back.? It's kind of like losing your virginity, once it's gone, it's gone, and you can't get it back.? Realizing that really ruined my fan worship of the band that once was the end all be all of musical existence for me, because even though some of the music is good, realizing this about them took away that magic that made them invincible in my eyes.

Oh well...


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on March 02, 2005, 07:48:44 PM
ContactMusic.com is reporting that the members of KISS gave a young cancer survivor the thrill of his life Monday (Feb. 28) when they paid him a surprise visit on his 10th birthday.

David Dingman-Grover and his parents were booked as guests on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", where they discussed the young boy's achievement of beating the odds to survive the removal of a cancerous brain tumor, which his family were told was inoperable.

DeGeneres ended the interview by bringing out the youngster's favorite band, who gave him a signed guitar.

KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley said, "This is so important for us to be a part of a miracle. People talk about we're past the age of miracles but here's proof David is a living miracle and we can all be a part of it."

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Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on March 02, 2005, 10:35:59 PM
Paul Stanley could very easily be the most underrated frontman in music history.


I love everything about Kiss, "Revenge" is one of the best records ever in my opinion it was the 92 lineup with kulick and singer but its amazing from start to finish.


I love the old stuff, the new stuff, i would list my songs but there are way too many


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: RichardNixon on March 02, 2005, 11:43:58 PM
What about the four solo albums that came out in 1978? I really like all four of them. I think "Ace Frehley" rocks top to bottom and is one of the best rock albums of the 1970s. "Gene Simmons" is a mixed bag of styles and is pretty cool. "Peter Criss" is more of a mowtown jazzy album, and I like it a lot even though most fans do not. And "Paul Stanley" is the most KISS sounding of the four.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: N.I.B on March 03, 2005, 09:32:10 PM
I absolutely love their debut album and Destroyer

wasnt their debut album Alive!?


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: RichardNixon on March 03, 2005, 11:55:28 PM
Their debut album was the self-titled album, then "Hotter than Hell," then "Dressed to Kill" and then "Alive."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Sakib on March 05, 2005, 10:31:01 AM
I fucking love kiss. the 1st song i hurd was crazy nights. their best song is either do u love me or creatures of the night.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: DEAD HORSE on March 05, 2005, 06:28:56 PM
Kiss, i Love!  ;D

To me the best album is their self-titled "Kiss".... Its only about Hard rock! : ok:

Paul Stanley great frontman, great vocalist , great guitar player! I admire him  :yes:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: im rickjames bitch on March 07, 2005, 12:39:38 AM
their allright. i havent gotten into kiss yet. i like alot of old bands like van halen, aerosmith, blah blah blah but i yeah. i like rock and roll all night and god gave rock and roll to u


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: mandy2965 on March 15, 2005, 08:01:01 AM
KISS IS GREAT. I'VE SEEN THEM 3 TIMES IN CONCERT AN WAS NEVER DISAPPOINTED! They are really getting old, been around since the 70's. Still great though!


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Sakib on March 15, 2005, 12:49:14 PM
KISS IS GREAT. I'VE SEEN THEM 3 TIMES IN CONCERT AN WAS NEVER DISAPPOINTED! They are really getting old, been around since the 70's. Still great though!

U NO wot they say. Old is Gold


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on March 15, 2005, 06:09:05 PM
 The movie "Remedy", starring former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley, will receive a DVD release on March 29. The movie, which features Frehley in the role of "Johnny," will have national video distribution via MTI Home Video in Blockbuster as well as other stores, according to a previous e-mail received by BLABBERMOUTH.NET from the film's lead writer, Nicholas Reiner


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on April 13, 2005, 04:55:23 PM
KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has posted the following message on his officiall web site:

"We have been shooting a reality television show for our good friends at A&E TV. The show follows me around the world in my comings and going and includes my two midgets, Soph and Nick, as well as the ever-beautiful and forever charming Shannon (to whom I have been happily unmarried for almost 22 years!!!).

"A&E is the same place we did our Gene Simmons bio 24/7 special last year. I'm sure they will rebroadcast the special soon, in case you missed it.

"My partner, Leslie Greif and his group, especially the powerful and attractive Adam (who actually babysits the entire project), have been working their tails off. I saw a rough of the show and it's sweet (sweet as in cool).

"We're all having a great time doing this show together. They followed me to Las Vegas, where I attended the Computer Show at the Convention Center and the AVN Awards, where I was lucky to find myself escorting the beautiful Taylor Wayne. And, they also came with me to New Orleans for the Mardi Gras ? covering the madness of the city and climbing up with me on my float, which paraded throughout the city.

"No air date yet. Stay tuned.

"Early summer will also see the VH1 broadcast of my U.K. Ch. 4 series, 'Rock School', wherein I try to teach 13 year old Edwardian schooled young people how to (you guessed it) rock!!!. The first six episodes of the series will be broadcast first, followed by another 6 episodes in early fall.

"So, if you're all keeping track:

'My Dad The Rock Star' - Nickleodeon TV
'Mr. Romance' - Oxygen TV
'Rock School' - VH1
'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' - A&E
on. Stay
"And yes, all is well in the band I'm proud to be in. KISS is happier and more together than I've seen it in decades. We WILL do a proper tour sotuned to KissOnline.com for details.

Whats a proper tour? Touring under a new album, Touring other then America?


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on April 13, 2005, 04:56:58 PM
 Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick recently spoke to RockConfidential.com about the UNION DVD, touring with Eric Singer, working on Paul Stanley's upcoming solo CD, and his thoughts on Gene Simmons' "Asshole" solo album, among other topics. An excerpt from the interview follows:

RockConfidential.com: You've been staying busy and I know you're working with Paul Stanley on his solo album. How is that coming along?

Bruce Kulick: "I played bass on four tunes so far. He's asked me to play some guitar stuff. I'm just waiting on a phone call from him. The stuff is terrific. It's definitely what Paul really gets off on. The other half of the record I haven't heard yet, but it's very melodic. I'm happy that he's following his vision. He's not trying to write a KISS record, although every KISS fan is going to love it."

RockConfidential.com: Do the songs you've worked on compare to any previous KISS style?

Bruce Kulick: "Some of there are closer to cool things like 'Every Time I Look At You' from 'Revenge'. He's got some more up-tempo kinda things that I haven't heard. He's working with people like Desmond Child. I'm looking forward to doing some more work with him."

RockConfidential.com: Is he recovering well from his surgery?

Bruce Kulick: "He did the hip thing twice! How many hips do you have? You've gotta get it right. Last time I talked to him he said he was feeling really good.

RockConfidential.com: Just because I've got you here I wanna put you on the spot a little. What did you think about Gene's solo album?

Bruce Kulick: "I like it and I think it's all over the map. There's so many styles on there and some I couldn't even imagine him wanting to record. He had an interesting take on them all. The whole concept of calling a record 'Asshole'...the way he comes off as a pimp, I just don't get it. Gene wants to be outrageous and present himself in a certain way. 'Asshole' is a song he got from a band in Norway and I understand him being attracted to the song. It's a very catchy tune. I wouldn't want to call an album that or make it the featured first single. The 'Firestarter' thing ? I don't get what PRODIGY has to do with KISS but if that turns on Gene, ya know? In some ways I think he had some strong moments and the rest of the time I just didn't get it. That's what solo records are about, though. I'm more scared about his box set! What is he talking about? That sounds scary to me!"

RockConfidential.com: 100 songs! I'm sure he has stuff you probably played on, right?

Bruce Kulick: "Sure, he could. I don't know. I haven't heard from him. Go ahead! I'd love to hear 'em get out there. Gene is a piece of work. He's very driven. It's kinda like Donald Trump was a rock star. It's a scary thought, but that's Gene Simmons. I know Paul is looking forward to getting his solo album out and proving that he's the musical driving force of KISS. They both contribute in very big ways but I think Paul's will be more defined and more in the area of KISS."

RockConfidential.com: What's your opinion of KISS? Not your opinion of the members individually, but the idea of the band continuing in makeup without Peter and Ace.

Bruce Kulick: "KISS is bigger than whatever is happening at any particular moment. It doesn't matter if they're going on their fourth farewell tour. KISS has made its mark and the KISS name represents a lot of very important things in rock 'n roll. Right now it seems they're in this period of 'What's next'? Paul's solo record is coming up but other than that I don't know. I don't know if they are that ambitious to say 'Let's do a record like 'Revenge' with Tommy Thayer and Eric.' They certainly could. I don't know why they don't have the drive to do things like that. Let's just get Paul's solo record out and then maybe they'll decide to define KISS for 2006."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on April 15, 2005, 10:07:47 AM
Kiss performs at the Rockin' The Corps concert held at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base in San Diego Friday, April 1, 2005. The free concert was organized as a thank you for the Marines who have served in Iraq and their families stationed at the base.

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KISS start their set with pyrotechnics at the Rockin' the Corps concert at US Marine Corps Camp Pendelton in Oceanside, California April 1, 2005. More than 40,000 marines and their families attended the concert which was held as a thank you to US Marines who served in the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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KISS Rocks the Corps

Set List:

Detroit Rock City
Deuce
Love Gun
God Gave Rock ?N? Roll to You
Rock ?N? Roll All Night

Camp Pendleton is just outside of San Diego right on the beach. I couldn?t think of a better place to see KISS. Think of an amphitheater right on the beach, complete with sand rather than grass seating and you?ll have a good idea of the venue. More than 30,000 people showed up for this, the majority of them marines who had either recently returned from Iraq or who are leaving for Iraq in the coming weeks. The show started with Ted Nugent performing a rousing rendition of The ?Star Spangled Banner,? From there God Smack took over and played a number of songs. Ted Nugent returned to help them end out their set as God Smack backed him up on ?Cat Scratch Fever? and Stranglehold.? Other performers who warmed up the audience for KISS included Richie Sambora, who played and sang a number of Bon Jovi songs, Hootie and the Blowfish, and Destiny?s Child. By the time KISS took the stage the audience was pumped. KISS opened with Detroit Rock City and an arsenal of pyrotechnics and smoke Bombs. Despite the recent hip operation Paul seemed to be in top. KISS pulled all the stops in this performance using almost as much Pyro as they would have for full length show, though Gene did not breath fire or spit blood, Paul however, did smash a guitar. The final barrage of confetti was truly amazing and seemed to shock many of the people in the audience especially those who were experiencing KISS for the first time. After the last fire works exploded and the smoke had cleared there was no question but that KISS had rocked the Corps and given their all for the troops.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 24, 2005, 04:00:17 PM
"Kiss: Behind the Mask: The Official Authorized Biography" has been released in paperback, with a new cover.

Now everything is finally revealed about one of rock music's most outrageous and enduring phenomena. In this definitive, official authorized biography, authors David Leaf and Ken Sharp were given full, unprecedented access to KISS and their inner circle.

Hear the true, uncensored stories from Gene Simmons, the fire-breathing Demon; Paul Stanley, the acrobatic Starchild; Ace Frehley, the axe-slinging Spaceman; and Peter Criss, the levitating Catman drummer. Chronicling the group's amazing story, this one-of-a-kind book also offers interviews with some of the biggest stars in rock music, including Pete Townshend, Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, Ozzy Osbourne, and many others.

The only book that truly captures the inimitable and exuberant spirit of the fiery foursome who gave America its second national anthem, "Rock and Roll All Nite", "Kiss: Behind The Mask" is a must-have for the band's legion of KISS Army acolytes.

* Dozens of never-before-seen photos
* The band's story, told in their own words
* Exclusive album-by-album, song-by-song commentary
* In unique interviews, today's rock superstars tell why they love KISS


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 26, 2005, 07:49:30 AM
 On May 19, 2005, KISS fan site The Kiss Underground Archives conducted an interview with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons. Several excerpts from the interview follow:

The Kiss Underground Archives: What's going on in the world of KISS?

Gene Simmons: "What's going on is that obviously the best way for anyway to find out the latest, is to get online to KissOnline.com. Because when there's news and we're ready to talk about it, it gets posted. My site is a little different because I don't have to check with anybody, and do whatever the hell I wanna do. So there's all kinds of activity, all the time. Almost every day. Paul's [Stanley] working on his solo record. I know he's very, very excited by that. And I bet it's gonna kick ass. We were going to go overseas and tour, and I think wisely decided not to do it at this time. Between Paul doing a solo record, and all kinds of other stuff being worked on at the same time, there's just not enough time. Because before we can go out on tour, there's all the set-ups, rehearsals, we gotta build a stage ? it takes a lot of work. So there will be a tour at some point, but right now, Paul wants to concentrate on the solo record, and who knows, maybe he'll wanna go out and tour in back of it. Which I think would rock. I remember the last time I saw him in 1989, and it was a real treat to be able to sit in the audience and watch, if not THE best frontman in the business, certainly one of the best."

The Kiss Underground Archives: The major thing that most KISS fans have been asking for is NEW KISS music. From what I've read, you seem to be pretty gung-ho about doing a record with the current lineup, where Paul seems to be more on the fence about doing another KISS album.

Gene Simmons: "Well, when you're in the middle of a party and somebody says, 'Hey, let's go to a party,' it's not the same discussion if you're not at a party. Whereas if you're not at a party, and somebody says, 'Let's go to a party,' (and then you would say) 'Great idea.' In essence, what I'm saying is that right now, Paul is in the middle of writing and recording his solo record, so the idea of recording MORE music with KISS isn't as appealing. Also, we all know the market place is completely different. It's different for us, it's different for the STONES. It's different for any band that has been around for an awful long time. As we all know, the new STONES record is gonna come out, but it's not going to get the attention that it would have got like when they first came out. But it doesn't dilute the fact that it's a very important group that you wanna go see, because they're legends. So, to be honest with you, it is less appealing to go and try to do new music because the market place is certainly different. I mean, Elton John came out a few years ago and said, 'I'm through making new music. I'm happy to just get up on stage and play songs that I love playing.'"

The Kiss Underground Archives: What do you have to say to the fans who complain about all of the compilation CDs?

Gene Simmons: "There are two points to make, once and for all. One, the compilations DO NOT come from us. They come from record companies who own the rights to do those compilations. Two, and this is a really important one, just because YOU have those songs, doesn't mean that new fans do. So every once in awhile I'll go out and buy a greatest hits album by THE SWEET. And when I look at the greatest hits section by THE SWEET, or SLADE, or any other of my favorite bands, there are TONS of compilation records. But hey, I didn't buy every SWEET or SLADE record. So when I buy one of those records, I buy a compilation. And there's going to be even more new (KISS) compilations. You're going to hear 'Detroit Rock City' and a million other songs A HUNDRED TIMES, and they (the compilations) may not be for you. It may be for a brand new fan who doesn't wanna buy 40 albums, who may just wanna buy a taste of KISS. So those compilations WILL continue, and if you don't like it, there's a simple rule in capitalism: don't buy it. But complaining about compilations and other issues about the band means nothing. You're not in control."

The Kiss Underground Archives: Do you think there will ever be a day when KISS would once again perform without makeup or do you think KISS should remain a makeup entity until the band stops performing.

Gene Simmons: "I've said this before, that we'd never put the makeup back on again, but there we are. We did put it on. I said that we would never play with Ace [Frehley] and Peter [Criss] and then we did. As I stand here now, I would NEVER get on the stage with Ace and Peter again. Put on the makeup, don't put on the makeup, but who the hell knows?! You never know. You live and you learn."

The Kiss Underground Archives: If KISS does decide to ultimately record a new CD, would you keep it to only the current lineup playing on it, or would you be open to bringing in former members to participate as well?

Gene Simmons: "I tell what is great is that you never know. But I will tell you from the bottom of my heart that it's a real treat to play with Tommy [Thayer] and Eric [Singer] because they're positive people. There are no dark clouds hanging over their heads. There's no agony, there's no chemicals. It's a pleasure to play with guys who really love being onstage. And nobody wants to hear this about their Mom and Dad. You don't wanna hear your Mom say bad stuff about your Dad, even if it's true. But I wanna tell you that the fans get really pissed off at me for telling the truth. It's been torture with Ace and Peter. Forget about the drugs and the alchohol and all that, it's just been sometimes beyond miserable. Trying to get along with guys who have a problem with life itself. They're just difficult human beings. That doesn't mean I don't wish the best for them, I do. I love 'em, but for years and decades, they couldn't even figure out a way to help themselves. You can only go so far, and we went so far OVER AND OVER again. And it's been miserable. It's been a REAL FUCKIN' TORTURE!"


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Queen of Everything on May 27, 2005, 04:51:35 AM
I like Kiss Alot! and soon there is this awesome kiss tribure show coming to my town (coz i couldnt go to see REAL kiss - lol) so Im hoping i can go, coz i've heard that they are really good! (the tribute band)


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 27, 2005, 02:39:21 PM
Rockeyes.com recently conducted an interview with former KISS and current GRAND FUNK RAILROAD guitarist Bruce Kulick. An excerpt from the interview follows:

RockEyes.com: Did you think that Gene [Simmons] and Paul [Stanley] would ask you back after Ace [Frehley] left again?

Bruce Kulick: "You have to remember Ace left in a very strange way. I'm real clear about it. It's as if Tommy Thayer has been Ace's understudy since the reunion tour teaching him the riffs. Tommy did a great Ace in the band COLD GIN years ago. Not all the KISS fans are aware that KISS had situations where they had to do some things with Tommy. They did not really announce it during a tour. A TV thing here? a private gig there. There was every intention for Ace to do it and Ace just didn't come. With Ace being such a part of the dysfunctional family being KISS, I think it really put the pressure on Gene and Paul to move ahead and figure out what to do. They usually took the path of less resistance.

"I never looked at me not having the opportunity to be Ace in KISS as a bad thing. It made sense to have Tommy do this. Like I said, Tommy was the understudy and obviously at one point it would happen. I know it is hard for KISS fans to understand. I know having the original members has more value for the promoters or at least it has been recently.

"The AEROSMITH tour was really important and when Ace wouldn't commit to that (which is crazy) and they had to move on. That would have been such a blast to play and hear AEROSMITH every night. But that is why Peter ended back in the band. Ace wouldn't commit. So Tommy is on guitar and Peter's on drums. That is a whole other thing then say, having Eric Singer playing the drums (who was earlier playing drums in KISS just prior to that tour down in Japan and Australia.) But by the time they were going to Australia to do the symphony tour, Peter didn't show up so Eric was now the drummer.

"So this past year they just gave up. Peter was useless and not interested and Ace was lost. So Eric and Tommy replaced Ace and Peter. It has nothing to do with musical talent or personality thing. It made more sense for Tommy to do that thing with KISS. Plus I have a really great gig now playing in GRAND FUNK. It's a terrific band, I love the guys and they pay me well. What if I was suddenly in KISS and there is no guarantee and Ace wants to come back next month? What am I supposed to do? I don't want to lose a good gig with GRAND FUNK. What happens during a month Ace needs some money and says, 'Hey, Gene, what's up this month?' You know they will take him back right away."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 27, 2005, 02:40:14 PM
 According to KissKollector.com, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons will co-host Couzin Ed's Babefest 2005 on Friday, June 24 at The Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA. Playing live at Babefest will be Canadian rock trio DANKO JONES and Philadelphia's own OCTANE.

Besides being the hardest rocking man in rock 'n' roll, DANKO JONES' frontman/namesake is a big KISS fan and had a great KISS special on his radio show "The Magical World of Rock with Danko Jones" last year.

If you would like to be one of the girls featured in Couzin Ed's Babefest 2005, you will have to come down to 94 WYSP studios at 5th & Market during business hours and get photographed for their web site (voting will begin soon). And if you would like to get free tickets to Couzin Ed's Babefest you will have to listen to 94 WYSP, Philadelphia's #1 rock station.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Commander on May 28, 2005, 09:11:23 AM
I like Kiss a lot.

Best albums are:
-Creatures Of The Night
-The Elder
-Kiss

Paul Stanley, best frontman after Axl.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 28, 2005, 01:03:59 PM
KISS are currently looking at an October release for their "Rock the Nation" live DVD, which was finished earlier this year. In a recent interview, Gene Simmons stated that the disc has "been done for a while. We're just waiting for the right time." Originally, there was also talk ? or rumor ? of a DVD from the Australian (theater) tour "KISS In Your Face", but according to guitarist Tommy Thayer, "there is no Australian DVD. Somebody made that up."

In other KISS DVD news, there is a (presumably bogus) report going around on the Internet that KISS, Sanctuary Visual Entertainment, Universal Music and VH1 have teamed up to deliver the ultimate KISS DVD package: "KISS: Beyond the Make-Up". According to the (fake?) press release currently making the rounds, this two-DVD set is scheduled to be released on August 16 and is set to include the VH1 KISS special "Beyond the Make-Up" along with three hours of extra footage culled from the KISS vaults.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on June 01, 2005, 08:53:48 PM
Paul Stanley gave KISSONLINE a small update on the progress of his solo album... "I'm in the studio weekly working on my solo album. Mixing has started and the tracks sound tremendous. I couldn't be happier with the way it's turning out!"


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on June 04, 2005, 04:13:14 PM
KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer recently answered a few questions from fans via his official web site. A few excerpts from the Q&A session follow:

Q: With all your expertise in many different areas of entertainment, are there any projects outside of KISS you'd like to do?

Tommy Thayer: "KISS is my 100 percent focus and it has been now for almost 15 years. Everything else pales in comparison. We just finished the KISS 'Rock the Nation Live!' DVD and it's spectacular and I feel proud to be a part of it. Doc (McGhee, manager) told me it will be coming out this fall, probably in October."

Q: Where do you plan to move to when you retire? I know it is years away but what is the plan?

Tommy Thayer: "That's very funny, retire? I'm just getting started!"

Q: Tommy, during the 'Rock The Nation' tour KISS played your hometown of Portland, Oregon. Because it was your mother's birthday were you able to work the schedule so you could be there for her or was it just by luck that you would be there? What was it like for you to be on stage as a member of KISS playing in your hometown in front of family? What did your mom think?

Tommy Thayer: "Well, first off, it was coincidence that we played Portland exactly on my mom's 80th. Playing in Portland with KISS was really like a dream come true. I was the 15-year-old kid packed in line outside the Portland Memorial Coliseum in the February 1976 chill waiting to see my favorite all-time band, which was a mind-blowing experience in itself. So fast forward almost 30 years and it's me up there instead; that's a bit heady if you think about it. My mom said it was one of the greatest things that's ever happen to her, especially when Paul [Stanley] announced her 80th birthday to 15,000 KISS party animals."

Q: Hey Tommy, just emailing to ask you, how does a music fan like me, get into the music management and music promotions?

Tommy Thayer: "Hey, Ben, you should get involved with bands or artists on the local level first and then build from there."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on June 04, 2005, 04:22:59 PM
Has anyone heard the follow up to Kiss "Revenge" called "Carnival of Souls" it was the last sessions of the Eric Singer,Bruce Kulick Kiss.

If so how is it?

they have it at Walmart for 5.88 and Im gonna get it.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Timothy on June 04, 2005, 04:25:42 PM
Has anyone heard the follow up to Kiss "Revenge" called "Carnival of Souls" it was the last sessions of the Eric Singer,Bruce Kulick Kiss.

If so how is it?

they have it at Walmart for 5.88 and Im gonna get it.


It's not great but their are some cool track on it.



Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: MikeB on June 15, 2005, 05:45:50 PM
"YOU WANTED THE BEST, WELL YOU GOT THE BEST,THE HOTTEST THREAD ON THE BOARD... KISS!"
Since there's not one for Kiss , I think they deserve an official thread because they kick ass.
My old guitar teacher jammed with Paul Stanley in the late 70's . For now let's just call this ol' teacher of mine , Harry. Paul Stanley heard Harry's music from a friend they knew before they met each other . Paul wanted to met him so eventually he did and they taped themselves jamming with each other . Harry knows how to make guitars  , so he made Paul a black custom Les Paul exactly like Gibson's but without the gibson logo on the headstock , just a completley black one . Before Peter Criss left , Kiss made solo albums. Paul Stanley played that guitar recording the music on his solo album. Awesome huh? Also my cousin is friends with a relative of Ace Frehley. That would be awesome to meet  him .
Well I hope all you die-hard Kiss fans will enjoy this thread . :peace:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Hammy on June 15, 2005, 05:51:13 PM
"YOU WANTED THE BEST, WELL YOU GOT THE BEST,THE HOTTEST THREAD ON THE BOARD... KISS!"
Since there's not one for Kiss , I think they deserve an official thread because they kick ass.
So true they do deserve one and surprise surprise there already is one dude http://www.heretodaygonetohell.com/board/index.php?topic=18988.0 the search function exists for a reason :yes:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: MikeB on June 15, 2005, 06:13:54 PM
Quote
So true they do deserve one and surprise surprise there already is one dude http://www.heretodaygonetohell.com/board/index.php?topic=18988.0 the search function exists for a reason
Shut up , Smart-Ass  >:( ... just playing  :peace:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Gunna_girl01 on June 21, 2005, 09:51:34 PM
NO OFFENCE BUT I THINK THEY ARE FREAKS MAN....
NOT THE KIND OF BAND I GET INTO HEY..
BUT EVERYONE HAS DIFFERENT TASTE'S
I PREFER GNR OR METALLICA, ACDC BUT HEY WAT EVER TICKLES YOUR FANCY.

I RECON THEY ARE A COUPLE SANDWICHES SHORT OF THIER PICNIC!!

ROCK ON : ok:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on June 22, 2005, 07:11:18 AM
KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer has posted the following message on his official web site:

"As the heat of summer is fast upon us, I've been spending most of my time at home in Los Angeles.

"I'm happy to report that the forthcoming KISS DVD, 'Rock The Nation Live!' has been mastered, authored and is in position for worldwide release this fall.

"I know you're gonna love it.

"I just finished an extensive interview for the official KISS magazine issue #4 that will be on the newsstands in July, with all the inside scoop and background on this mammoth DVD project.

"Also, stay tuned to KISSonline.com for more details as well.

"A heartfelt thanks, again to all the amazing KISS fans for your constant stream of letters, e-mails and dialog.

"It's great to hear from so many awesome people.

"In my Questions & Answers section, I welcome the questions that come in from all over the world that I'm always happy to answer; keep 'em coming!

"Have a rockin' summer!"


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 07, 2005, 03:53:46 PM
Image Entertainment, Inc., a leading independent licensee, producer and distributor of home entertainment programming in North America, today announced it has secured distribution rights to "Rockin' The Corps", one of the largest star-studded concerts ever held to support U.S. troops.

"Rockin' The Corps" was held on April 1 at Camp Pendleton, a U.S. military base near San Diego, for nearly 50,000 U.S. Marines and their families. The concert featured performances by DESTINY'S CHILD, KISS, RICHIE SAMBORA, HOOTIE AND THE BLOWFISH, TED NUGENT and GODSMACK. The evening was hosted by Cedric The Entertainer, with celebrities such as Sharon Stone, Randy Jackson, Heather Locklear, Cindy Crawford, Alyssa Milano and Carmen Electra, amongst many others on-hand to introduce the performers.

On Memorial Day 2005, Yahoo! featured excerpts from the event on their site in a salute to U.S. armed forces around the world. The theatrical release of "Rockin' The Corps" premiered June 26 in Washington, D.C., at an event hosted by "Rockin' The Corps" founder Joseph E. Robert, Jr. On Monday, June 27, special screenings were held on 150 screens in 75 top markets throughout the United States at Regal, Edwards and United Artists theatres as part of their Big Screen Concert series through their national Cinemedia division. A one-year broadcast initiative began over the July 4th holiday weekend on the prominent HD Networks, iN Demand, with subsequent television broadcasts, both free and pay-per-view, which is expected to continue interest in this special enterprise.

Image Entertainment will release the "Rockin' The Corps" DVD and audio CD on September 6, 2005. The DVD will feature performances from the concert, as well as backstage footage and other exclusive content. The CD will feature an exclusive bonus DVD with content from the show and behind the scenes footage.

"There was a tremendous energy at this concert, with performances that brought down the house," said Barry Gordon, senior vice president of worldwide programming of Image Entertainment. "We're expecting a strong response to this DVD because it is a great show, and an even greater show of support for our troops."

The show was organized by Support The Corps, a non-profit organization founded by Joseph E. Robert, Jr., CEO of the J.E. Robert Companies and a renowned Washington, D.C.-based businessman and philanthropist. Mr. Robert reached out to legendary media leader Quincy Jones and Kerzner International executive Jerry Inzerillo who brought in music and film producer Spencer Proffer and music manager Doc McGhee to produce the event. The show was shot with 12 cameras in high-definition and was also transmitted to U.S. military bases around the world on the American Forces Network.

"Our team took an opportunity to put this together in order to support the continuing effort that our troops are making on all of our behalf," said producer Spencer Proffer. "The DVD and CD from Image Entertainment will let us share the magic, spirit and excitement of that evening with people all over the world."

A portion of the proceeds will be used to support the event and residual amounts will go to the charities via Support The Corps, Inc., a tax exempt, non profit corporation. The recipients will be those entities listed on the STC website, www.SupportTheCorps.org, which are Marine Corps Community Services, The Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation, The Marine Corps Scholarship Fund/Foundation, Spirit of America's Marines Fund and the U.S. Marine Corps Heritage Foundation.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: N.I.B on July 07, 2005, 03:56:31 PM
Has anyone heard the follow up to Kiss "Revenge" called "Carnival of Souls" it was the last sessions of the Eric Singer,Bruce Kulick Kiss.

catchy title.

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ya i heard a Kiss song on the radio a few days ago ive never heard before, and it sounded like new matieral. Any news on new stuff?


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 18, 2005, 07:44:43 AM
KISS frontman Paul Stanley recently informed Kiss Kollector Online that he's planning a solo tour in support of his upcoming solo album. Stanley will also have exhibitions of his paintings throughout the USA soon. In April of this year, the first-ever public exhibition of his art took place on Maui, Hawaii.

As previously reported, drumming on Stanley's upcoming solo CD was handled by Victor Indruzzo, who has toured and recorded with MACY GRAY, toured with BECK and appears on various recordings by the Matrix production team. Most of the guitars have been handled by Corky James, who also is heard on various recordings by the Matrix team, including AVRIL LAVIGNE. In talking about their contributions Paul raved, "Victor is just an amazing drummer who can bash with the best of them while keeping a great groove going." As for James, Stanley added, "Corky just blows me away with his parts and sounds." As far as bass..."I've always been a big fan of Bruce Kulick's bass playing so it's great to have him on some of the album." Keyboards have been handled by Russ Irwin who has toured with both STING and AEROSMITH. "I've known Russ for over 15 years before the KISS/AEROSMITH tour happened and his being a part of the project seemed like a natural". Of course all the vocals are handled by Paul. A few of the tracks recorded include "Wake Up Screaming", "Second To None" and "Live To Win".

Paul has been collaborating with Swedish songwriter Andreas Carlsson (BON JOVI, DEF LEPPARD), and for the first time in 15 or so years, Desmond Child (BON JOVI, AEROSMITH). "It's magic," Stanley said of the collaboration. Paul went on to add, "From the songs to the playing and singing, everything about this album is consistent without compromise. The album is exactly who I am now and what I want to be doing. It's got all the sides of what I do, so it's not surprising that it's got elements of everything I've done plus a leap into the 21st century. I don't need to hype it. I'll leave that to everyone else who's heard it."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 22, 2005, 04:57:01 PM
 According Kiss Kollector Online, KISS will be performing a a private show for Honda Fest on September 10 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH. Only Honda-based factory workers will be able to get tickets to this very exclusive KISS show.

The upcoming KISS show isn't listed on the Nationwide Arena's schedule yet, although on the same date they have listed two Cirque Du Soleil shows. Also on September 10, Eric Singer is supposed to be playing with ALICE COOPER in Albuquerque, NM. So, the big question is who will be on drums with KISS?

And if you?re wondering why this unique KISS show will take place in Ohio, that?s because in 1977, Honda formed a partnership with Ohio that changed the face of the automotive industry. The Honda Motor Company today has nearly 16,000 employees in Ohio, which is two-thirds of Honda's total U.S. employment.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on August 05, 2005, 02:13:14 PM
KISS' official web site, KissOnline.com, recently caught up with KISS frontman Paul Stanley to answer some of the "Ask KISS" fan questions. Read on:

Q: I love the costumes of the '70s tours that you've brought back and worn since the "Reunion" tour in 1996. Have you considered designing completely new outfits for an upcoming tour?

Paul Stanley: "Thanks for the question! Obviously, this isn?t the first time I?ve heard this or thought about it. Although it might be fun to design new outfits, at this point I think the impact and history associated with what has come to be known as 'Klassic KISS' really says it all. Does Superman need a new costume? Probably not."

Q: With over 30 years of record releases, what's your favorite KISS album cover?

Paul Stanley: "With as many album covers as we've had, it's probably impossible for me to have a single favorite. I tend to divide the album covers into two categories ? those with make-up and those without it. Of the make-up ones, I probably have to say my favorites are 'Hotter than Hell', 'Rock & Roll Over', and 'Love Gun'. But let?s not forget the double album inside of 'KISS Alive!' That one salutes you and all the other true believers who made this all happen. Thanks!"

Q: Back in the days when you were first learning to play guitar, what album influenced you the most?

Paul Stanley: "I would say the first two albums by American rock band THE BYRDS. There was great interplay between the two guitars and great melodies on top of it. I also loved the early WHO albums. A little later, the first LED ZEPPELIN album was the gateway to everything I aspired to for quite some time. There's so much great music that came out of the mid-'60s, it's [now] your time to check some of it out!"

Q: What's the status of your solo record?

Paul Stanley: "My solo album is sounding great! I'm really determined to make it everything I want it to be, and believe you also want. Full steam ahead! I'll see you at the finish line."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on August 17, 2005, 06:10:29 PM
KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has told syndicated newspaper columnist Marilyn Beck that it could be two years before KISS plays to the public again, but that doesn't mean he's going anywhere. "We've been touring for 32 years. It's a time for all of us to take some time off, maybe two years," he claims. "Paul Stanley is doing a solo record, and I think he's going to want to go do some solo dates, and I want to do a lot of other stuff, too," adds Gene. Simmons certainly has plenty on his plate already. "We're starting a cable network and a boxing venture, getting involved in Indy car racing, Warner Brothers is starting work on the 'KISS Babies' cartoon show, and the KISS Broadway musical is commencing production."

Simmons' most recent venture has him turning some of England's most disciplined 13-year-old boarding school students into a band worthy of opening up for MOT?RHEAD. "Even though the students could play two or three instruments, like cellos and oboes, and could read and write music, I had to teach them that everything they knew meant nothing in rock n' roll," explains Simmons of the VH1 series "Gene Simmons' Rock School", premiering Friday (August 19). "Almost without exception, popular music is made up of people who are pretty much unqualified to do anything except ask you if you want fries with that. None of us read or write music; we just sort of get by. The really great musicians are playing at Holiday Inns doing cover versions."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on August 18, 2005, 08:42:53 PM
 According to a posting at the KISS fan site KissNews.de, a German product manager has revealed that KISS' upcoming DVD, "Rock the Nation", will be released in Germany in October. The set will apparently be available in two different formats: a regular two-disc version and a limited-editon four-disc set including a concert from 1972 and Winterland 1973 (both in black and white).

KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer had previously stated about the upcoming DVD, "I feel we've captured the excitement and intensity of the 2004 stage show and tour in a big way. Shot in hi-def, the DVD will include many KISS songs that haven't seen the light of day in years. Also, we had cameras rolling behind-the-scenes every day on tour so that we can show you what goes on beyond the stage door and traveling on the road."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: N.I.B on August 18, 2005, 10:12:51 PM
any north american dates for the DVD?


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on August 20, 2005, 07:02:14 PM
KISS' official web site, KissOnline.com, recently spoke with KISS drummer Eric Singer to get some of the fans' "Ask KISS" questions answered. The Q&A session follows:

Question #1 - From John Montury, Shaker Heights, Ohio: I grew up in the Cleveland area myself. Who was the ONE drummer that influenced you the most when you were first learning to play?

Eric Singer: "John, that's kool that you're from my old hood! Great rock 'n' roll city to have grown up in, I must say. It's hard to single out just one drummer from my formative years, but I would have to say Buddy Rich left the biggest impression on me. WOW! He is the epitome of what a drummer should aspire to be. As far as rock drummers, I would have to say Denny Carmassi from MONTROSE really impacted myself as well as a lot of other Cleveland drummers in a huge way. He is the consummate hard rock drummer of that era in my opinion."

Question #2 - From Jonathan Parry, Lithgow, NSW Australia: KISS tours have spanned the globe, what are your favorite cities to visit when you're on tour? Where's the best girls, food and/or entertainment?

Eric Singer: "Jonathan, I love so many cites for so many different reasons. London for the shopping, Stockholm for the view, Tokyo for the gadgets, Lisbon for the food, Montreaux for the watches, Perth for the relaxed vibe, New York because it's New York! and on and on... I think you get the idea ?? :-)"

Question #3 - From Vidi Purnell, Mesa, Arizona: I've read you're an auto enthusiast, what are you driving these days?

Eric Singer: "Hey, Vidi, YES!! I love cars, to say the least. I have always been a car buff since I started driving and I have always had a weakness for '60s and '70s American muscle cars in particular. I currently own a 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 / 1968 Mercury Montego MX and a BMW M3. Next??? We'll see..."

Question #4 - From Amanda Dubois, Plano, Texas: You've had the unique opportunity to play with three different KISS lead guitarists. How do you compare playing with Ace [Frehley], Bruce [Kulick] and Tommy [Thayer]?

Eric Singer: "Amanda, that is an often asked question and a good one. Obviously, Ace is the guitarist who set the standard and ground rules of the lead guitar spot in KISS. I think Ace is a hard act to follow but, both Bruce and Tommy have done a great job in different ways. Bruce came into the band during the '80s when a more busy style of guitar playing was en vogue and he was able to play that Eddie Van Halen-influenced style in a KISS format quite well. Bruce really shined on 'Revenge' when he took a more upfront approach to the lead spot with some great playing. Tommy really has the 'Ace' thing down, I think. He comes from a very '70s approach that is right in line with KISS. I don't think I have ever heard anyone cop the Ace solos the way Tommy does. But Tommy also has so much more up his sleeve than meets the eye. He really can play any style and has a great feel and tone that fits in perfectly with all eras of KISS."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on August 28, 2005, 09:07:37 AM
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Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 01, 2005, 01:31:20 PM
Kiss Kollector Online has isued the following update on KISS' upcoming "Rock the Nation Live!" DVD:

"There's been a lot of talk about the forthcoming KISS DVD 'Rock the Nation Live!' amongst fans over the last few months. Whereas a release date still hasn't been announced, according to Sanctuary Records' website the initial idea of releasing a 2-DVD set recently changed into a 4-DVD set. Unfortunately, details about the extra two discs are unknown as of yet (but a little while ago word went around that these two additional discs are to feature a 1972 concert as well as a supposed Winterland '73 show ? however, KISS wasn't named KISS yet back in '72 although Ace Frehley joined the band in December of that year ? and as far as we know WICKED LESTER performed their last live concert in '71 so it's quite impossible to include a live show from '72, and KISS didn't play live in Winterland in '73?) but in the fourth issue of official KISS magazine ? which came out recently and mentioned a summer release for the DVD ? the track listing for the 2 DVDs containing the actual Rock the Nation Tour footage was revealed. As well as several other details about the discs' contents.

"And if all that hasn't changed by now, then things look very promising for the upcoming DVD. It might turn out to be the coolest KISS DVD released up till now. Not only will it contain no less than 20 live tracks, but also incredible behind-the-scenes footage. Intermingled with the songs will be exciting backstage footage ? including stuff shot in the dressing room, at soundcheck, on the road, etc. Tommy Thayer (who previously was responsible for the KISS DVDs 'The Second Coming' and 'Symphony' as well as Ted Nugent's 'Full Bluntal Nugity') was in charge of the DVD project and likes to refer to all the behind-the-scenes footage ? which was filmed by Spiro Papadatos ? as little 'documentaries.' Kevin McCullough (who did the editing for the 'Symphony' DVD and worked with Gene Simmons on his 'Speaking In Tongues' DVD) edited the concert footage whereas Tommy edited the behind-the-scenes/documentary footage. The documentary sections have been divided into 7 different chapters, and include voice overs by the band members.

"First up is The Dressing Room, which chronicles what each band member does to get ready for the show (including Paul Stanley's vocal exercises), putting on make up and costumes, etc. Then there's Photo Shoot, taking you back to the March 2004 photo session at Neil Zlozower's studio which was a month or two before the Rock The Nation Tour kicked off. The third documentary is titled The Meet & Greets, which explains the reasoning behind doing the Platinum Packages (and which features the best 3 or 4 meet & greets). Next up is Soundchecks, including bits 'n' pieces of 'Mr. Speed', 'All The Way', 'The Oath', 'I Stole Your Love', 'Comin' Home' and 'Two Timer'. The fifth documentary is The Theatre Shows, featuring bits from the two theater shows during the 2004 Australian tour which brings back memories of the band's original theater/club days. On The Road is the title of the next documentary, showcasing pretty much the other 22 hours of the day on a typical concert day (flying on the private KISS jet, traveling to each city and venue) as well as off-days (on which you could find the band bowling). And ending the 'Rock the Nation' discs is Fan Testimonials/Credits, which speaks for itself.

"As a very cool bonus, the new DVD ? for which post-production was done by San Francisco company MX Entertainment who also worked with acts such as RUSH and the ROLLING STONES on DVD projects ? will have Power Vision/Select-A-KISS on 7 songs, which means you can select the camera focusing on one of each band member exclusively, each member appears in his own 'window' and you can navigate from one to another (which is something the STONES already did on three songs on their 'Four Flicks' DVD, obviously it's called Select-A-Stone then)."

The full track listing for the two 'Rock the Nation Live!' discs is as follows:

Disc 1:

01. Intro
02. Love Gun
03. Deuce
04. Makin? Love
05. The Dressing Room (documentary)
06. Lick It Up
07. Christine Sixteen
08. Photo Shoot (documentary)
09. She
10. Tears Are Falling
11. Got To Choose
12. The Meet & Greets (documentary)
13. I Love It Loud
14. Love Her All I Can
15. I Want You
16. Soundchecks (documentary)
17. Parasite

Disc 2:

01. War Machine
02. 100,000 Years
03. The Theatre Shows (documentary)
04. Unholy
05. Shout It Out Loud
06. On The Road (documentary)
07. I Was Made For Lovin? You
08. Detroit Rock City
09. God Gave Rock And Roll To You II
10. Rock And Roll All Nite
11. Fan Testimonials/Credits (documentary)


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 05, 2005, 09:35:40 AM
KISS frontman Gene Simmons has sent a short handwritten letter to KISS Kollector Online in which he addresses certain topics that KISS fans have been wondering, or even complaining, about over the last few months. The text of the letter reads as follows:

"Many of you want to know when KISS will record a new album or when we'll tour.

"Please give us a chance to do things we've always wanted to do ? outside the band.

"Paul [Stanley, KISS frontman] is very excited about his solo album ? and so am I ? I can't wait to hear it. And when he tours, I'll be there to cheer him on, as I did on his last solo tour. No one is better.

"And me? I have things I want to do as well.

"KISS?? We'll come back. You can bet on it."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 05, 2005, 01:52:55 PM
KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently took out to answer a couple of fans' questions via the band's official web site, KissOnline.com. Read on:

Q: With all the classic KISS costumes through the years, what's your favorite era of Gene Simmons?

Gene Simmons: "I never considered anything we wore 'costumes'... I wore outfits. An outfit is something you wear. A costume is something you put on to pretend and we never pretended. My favorite outfit was probably the 'Destroyer' armor outfit. Variations of the armor went as far back as the photo session for 'Hotter Than Hell', photographed by Norman Seefe in Los Angeles in late 1974. At that session, someone gave me a Roman chest plate. I loved it immediately and saw it as a logical extension of my wearing, what I perceived as 'war paint' and going off to war. The armor felt right. It wasn't until we worked on 'Destroyer', that it felt right, conceptually. We actually started wearing early versions of the outfits while we toured Europe in support of 'Alive I' in early 1976, but didn't start wearing the full outfits until we went out with 'Destroyer'. Versions and variations of the armor were to appear and re-appear. During the 'Creatures of the Night' period, I redesigned the armor and added pieces. And of course, when we went back with Ace and Peter for the reunion of the original members during the late '90s, I resurrected it."

Q: Recently in the press you said that KISS might not tour for two years. Is that something that's set in stone? I sure hope not.

Gene Simmons: "Touring is never as easy as fans believe it is. Right place and right time isn't just a phrase, it's real. We've also come to a place, where each of us (myself included), wants to spread our wings and try different things. When will KISS tour? No one knows exactly. But as far as I'm concerned, nothing is more important than touring with KISS. Nothing gives me that kick."

Q: When you're writing KISS songs, what comes first; a title, a melody or a chorus?

Gene Simmons: "Writing songs just doesn't come in a 'paint by numbers' kit. Sometimes someone says something or I hear a phrase or the sense of it, like LITTLE RICHARD said during a lyric, 'You've got nothing to lose.' It struck me as the backbone of a song I could write. Or when I heard the STONES' 'Brown Sugar', I immediately told Paul [Stanley] I would write my own version of a streetwalker and call it 'Black Diamond'. Unfortunately for me and fortunately for the band, Paul beat me to it and wrote his own 'Black Diamond'. 'Deuce' began as a bass riff. 'Christine Sixteen' began as a guitar riff. 'Calling Dr. Love' began as a phrase the 3 Stooges used. 'Calling Dr. Howard, Calling Dr. Fine...'"

Q: The legacy of KISS has influenced many for over three decades. In your opinion what will KISS mean 100 years from now?

Gene Simmons: "What KISS will mean 100 years from now may not be all that important. Maybe the most important thing, is that KISS has been a part of people's lives, mine too. Children have been named Beth and Christine. Fans have tattooed their bodies with our faces. Hopefully, the world is a slightly better place because of KISS."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on September 05, 2005, 05:40:07 PM
I know Kiss are thought of as a lot of show and they are considered to be money grubbing bastards but let me tell u this


They have some of the greatest riffs and songs ever recorded and should be in the Rock N Roll hall of fame.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 08, 2005, 03:49:44 PM
KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer recently answered a few questions from fans via his official web site. The Q&A session follows:

Q: Gene [Simmons] has said KISS will take 2 years off and Paul [Stanley] is planning a solo tour, what will you do specificly with that long off?

Tommy Thayer: "I'm always busy. Believe it or not, if KISS isn't on tour there's still plenty to do in the KISS camp."

Q: Ted Nugent is out playing a few gigs, are you two working on anything together at the moment? Do you have a funny Ted story to tell?

Tommy Thayer: "Ted and I have been friends for a long time. I remember one night years ago when Ted picked me up in his rental car and took me for a wild ride through the streets of Los Angeles. He started with what he called a 'Rockford' (as in the TV show 'The Rockford Files') where he starts out in reverse quickly picking up speed to probably 50-60 mph and then doing a full 180 without losing any speed and continuing on forward. Then we drove through Laurel Canyon insanely fast at about 80 mph, quickly stopping to shoot and kill a coyote that he spotted. After that we went shopping cart hunting in the Ralph's supermarket parking lot with the rental car. I'm quite sure Ted took full collision/damage waiver on the rental."

Q: I saw 'Gene Simmons' Rock School' on VH1. What's your opinion/perception of this? You must think Gene is silly some times!

Tommy Thayer: "I saw a part of the first episode and it was very good!"


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 11, 2005, 05:00:00 PM
KISS played live for the first time in over a year as part of the Honda Fest on Saturday (September 10) at the Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus, OH. Only Honda factory workers and their families were able to get tickets to this very exclusive KISS show

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Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 12, 2005, 03:46:45 PM
 Original KISS drummer Peter Criss has posted the following message on his official web site:

"Just when I think I am better with 9/11. It hits me like a ton of bricks. It's that time of the year, September 11th. I go right back to the hurt and loss of the innocent souls who were murdered that day. As a New Yorker and American, we grieve. I and my family send our prayers to the families of those who lost their lives trying to save the lives of others, you are the true heroes. May God look down on you with all His love."

Criss is currently putting the finishing touches on a new solo CD, which he hopes to release early next year. "This is the first time I've ever done it all, writing, arranging, singing, playing, editing, mixing and producing," Criss ahd previously said about the upcoming effort. "I feel this is the best work I've ever done. I've never worked so hard on a record. It's about life, love, and ups and downs. Real Peter Criss!"


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 13, 2005, 09:52:12 AM
The following message was posted at KISS' official web site:

"In their first full concert performance in over a year, KISS played to a packed Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio Saturday night [Sept. 10]. The private-ticket KISS show was a special appearance by the band for Honda Corporation and with a set lasting over 90 minutes, the crowd loved every minute of it.

"The band flew into Columbus Friday night for a quick sound-check rehearsal at the arena followed by a night on the town for some dinner and nightlife.

"The Saturday night concert rocked from start to finish, opening with 'Detroit Rock City' and ending with the confetti-strewn 'Rock & Roll All Nite', with many KISS classics in between.

"After the show Paul Stanley summed it up, 'Doing a kick-ass show like last night with one rehearsal after such a long break, proves to us once again that we are not only in KISS, but KISS is in us.'"


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 15, 2005, 10:34:15 AM
KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer has posted the following message on the group's official web site:

"Our [private] show [for Honda Corporation] in Columbus Saturday night went off without a hitch, we had a great time and after a year lay-off it felt awesome to get back onstage and do a kick-ass show. The 12,000-plus crowd was fantastic and lured us back onstage for a four-song encore of 'Cold Gin', 'God of Thunder', 'God Gave Rock & Roll To You II', and 'Rock & Roll All Nite'. We all spent time after show at the hotel hanging with a contingency of fans that came from all points of the globe (including Japan) with hopes of attending this special private-ticket concert.

"My good buddy, PGA Championship-winning golfer Shaun Micheel hung out with us for the weekend in Columbus. The deal is that I give him guitar lessons and he teaches me to be a better golfer. Here's [a photo of] Shaun and I backstage before we went on Saturday night."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 26, 2005, 03:50:00 PM
This is one of the stupidest things ive ever heard  so brace yourselves

Launch Radio Networks reports: Is an all-new KISS on the horizon, one that doesn't have any original members? It's possible, according to the band's manager. According to the New York Times, KISS manager Doc McGhee "has been toying with the idea of recruiting an entire band to...don the band's famous makeup." McGhee said, "KISS is more like Doritos or Pepsi, as far as a brand name is concerned. They're more characters than the individual person. I think (new members) have a legitimate chance to carry the franchise."

KISS singer-bassist Gene Simmons doesn't necessarily disagree with that idea. He told Launch that the concept of original members isn't widely held by fans, and it isn't really accurate anyway. "There's no question that there's a core of fans ? five-10 percent, my sense is ? who believe in original members," he said. "And yet, when you look at original members, THE BEATLES are not original members ? Ringo is not an original member; the STONES ? barely. You know, they've had so many members come and go, but it's the STONES; and AC/DC's aren't original members; and VAN HALEN; and JOURNEY...you go down the list of every ? almost every band you can think of."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 27, 2005, 08:21:10 PM
KISS' official web site has posted the following brief question-and-answer session with current KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer:

Q: What was the toughest KISS song for you to master on guitar?

Tommy: "Most KISS songs come fairly easy because believe it or not I've been playing them in one form or another for almost thirty years since I began playing guitar. The KISS song that stands out today as the most challenging to play is 'God Gave Rock & Roll To You II', hands down. The arrangement and chord changes are more complex than any other song we play and the other guys would probably agree with that."

Q: What KISS song has this lineup never played that if it were up to you, you would add?

Tommy: "For some reason I've always liked 'All Hell's Breakin' Loose', but nobody else seems to want to do it."

Q: When you were playing Portland for the first time with KISS, returning to your hometown where you saw KISS play live back in the '70s. What was going through your mind standing on the stage and you?re now a member of the band?

Tommy: "Well, that kind of thing doesn't happen to too many people; it was an awesome experience. It was special to me personally as well as my family who were attending the show. Coincidentally, it was my mom's 80th birthday and it was a night she won't soon forget either, particularly when Paul [Stanley] announced her birthday to 15,000 screaming KISS lunatics."

Q: KISS has never jammed with anyone onstage until Joe Perry of AEROSMITH. Why did that unwritten rule change for Joe?

Tommy: "Joe has always been a big supporter of KISS and since the 'Reunion' tour in 1996 you would see Joe and his family at most all of our Boston shows. My understanding was that Joe had expressed an interest in putting on on a pair KISS boots and joining us onstage. It is a seemingly unheard of occasion for anyone to jam onstage with KISS, but Joe Perry was the exception. Joe had mentioned to Paul that 'Strutter' had always been one of his favorite KISS songs, so it was a natural to do that one. Toward the end of the 2003 'World Domination' tour both bands were at the same hotel in Chicago. Our last night in Chicago was an evening off so Joe invited my girlfriend and I out for some Japanese food and after dinner we went back to his hotel suite where he had a couple guitars and small amps readied for a short practice session. I showed Joe the chord changes to 'Strutter' and we had a great time running it down several times to get it tight. The next night's show was in Oklahoma City and I remember standing side stage getting ready to go on for our encore and I turned and saw Joe standing next to me in seven-inch platforms looking very KISS. We went on and the crowd went crazy and it rocked. As a matter of fact it was so much fun that we did a repeat performance at our next show at the Forum in Los Angeles."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 29, 2005, 04:43:40 PM
 In response to the announcement of the finalists for this year's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductions, fans of rock group KISS have issued a warning to the Hall: "We're sending in our forces."

Known as the KISS Army, fans of the make-up wearing, blood-spitting icons say they are tired of the lack of respect given to the '70s icons who are still playing to packed stadiums 30 years after their creation.

"KISS has been America's number one gold-record-award-winning group of all time," says rally chairman Paul Carpenter. "Look at their impact on the music industry! Artists from Lenny Kravitz to Garth Brooks have said on record that KISS were the most influential musicians in their lives. The fact that year after year the Hall has failed to place KISS on its list of finalists is not just an oversight but a disgrace."

According to rally co-chair Joe Apple, KISS fans from all around the world are already making plans to converge on the Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland on August 4, 2006 to tell the Hall and the world that KISS deserves a place of honor among the legends of rock & roll. "The KISS Army formed as a grassroots movement by a teenager in Indiana 30 years ago," says Apple. "We're going to mobilize the generations of KISS fans who have enlisted over the years to make this an event the entertainment world will never forget."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 01, 2005, 12:48:54 PM
 According to KissOnline.com, the new live KISS two-disc DVD set, "Kiss - Rock The Nation Live!", will be available in stores on December 6 through Image Entertainment. Shot in High Def, the DVD will feature the hottest songs from the Washington, D.C. and Virginia Beach, VA concerts, filmed during last year's Rock The Nation tour. The song list is vast and features a collection of KISS gems, many performed and recorded live for the first time in many years. The DVD will also include KISS Powervision interactive bonus features that include Select-A-KISS, allowing the viewer access to separate channels for each of the four band members. At any time the viewer can watch the main concert program or switch to different cameras focusing just on Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer or Eric Singer. The DVD will be loaded with additional behind-the-scenes, life on the road footage and interviews, giving the viewer a virtual all access pass to sound checks, the famedKISS dressing room and other rare glimpses into the world of KISS.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 17, 2005, 02:18:50 PM
KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has responded to recent comments by Carlos Santana in which the Latin rocker referred to the KISS star as "Las Vegas entertainment."

Santana is reportedly appalled by the standard of Simmons' music and insists the rocker hides his lack of skill behind layers of gothic clothing and black makeup.

Santana said, "He's not a musician, he's an entertainer. A musician is (John) Coltrane, Bob Marley. KISS is Las Vegas entertainment, so he wouldn't know what music is anyway. That's why he wears all that stuff.

"A musician doesn't need the mask and the mascara so there's a difference between an entertainer and a musician."

Writing on his official web site in response to Santana's comments, Simmons said, "Carlos Santana is cool. His assessment? I have no problem with it. That's why they make menus in restaurants. Not everyone likes the same meal. I wish him well."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Timothy on October 17, 2005, 02:25:18 PM
Sorta seems like Carlos Santana, was gunning for a fued . which would have helped promot his new album .


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 20, 2005, 03:52:35 PM
 Plans for a protest rally at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame continue after fans of the iconic rock group KISS received a letter from Hall of Fame president Terry Stewart. "Unacceptable!" says Joe Apple, who initiated contact with the Hall by requesting an explanation for KISS's absence on the ballot for Hall of Fame induction. Apple is not only a fan, but the chair of the rally planned for August 5, 2006 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. "We have no intention of backing down," he asserts.

"They really missed the point," agrees rally co-chair Paul Carpenter. "Among other things, Stewart told us that 'candidates are reviewed and discussed relative to their impact on this music that we broadly call rock and roll.'

"What the Hall establishment fails to acknowledge is not just KISS's impact on music, but on rock and roll itself. KISS not only created a musical spectacle, but a culture. For much of the world, the word 'KISS' is synonymous with the phrase 'rock and roll.' KISS reset the bar for other artists when they stormed into the '70s. Three decades later, their influence on show business is everywhere."

Apple and Carpenter have received support for the protest rally from all over the world. "The outreach from fans, performers and volunteers is exactly what we expected ? generous and enthusiastic," Apple says. "We can't wait until August."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 21, 2005, 05:04:19 PM
 According to KissOnline.com, the release date of the new live KISS two-disc DVD set, "Kiss - Rock The Nation Live!" (Image Entertainment), has been pushed back to December 13 from the previously announced December 6. Shot in High Def, the DVD will feature the hottest songs from the Washington, D.C. and Virginia Beach, VA concerts, filmed during last year's Rock The Nation tour. The song list is vast and features a collection of KISS gems, many performed and recorded live for the first time in many years. The DVD will also include KISS Powervision interactive bonus features that include Select-A-KISS, allowing the viewer access to separate channels for each of the four band members. At any time the viewer can watch the main concert program or switch to different cameras focusing just on Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer or Eric Singer. The DVD will be loaded with additional behind-the-scenes, life on the road footage and interviews, giving the viewer a virtual all access pass to sound checks, the famedKISS dressing room and other rare glimpses into the world of KISS.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 22, 2005, 10:56:08 PM
KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons donated a custom-made casket to the family of Staff Sgt. Jerry Bonifacio Jr., a Vacaville, California resident who was killed Oct. 10 in Iraq, for Bonifacio's burial. According to TheReporter.com, Bonifacio, who loved heavy metal music and comic books, had mentioned to his fiancee, Michelle Baptiste, that he wanted to be buried in such a coffin.

The news was forwarded to James Lubs, the funeral director, who drove to Los Angeles recently to retrieve the special coffin that was Bonafacio's last wish.

Bonifacio was a part of the National Guard's 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment based in Dublin.

While working for a Martinez refinery, he was called up in December for deployment to Iraq.

A car bomb explosion killed Bonifacio Oct. 10, while he was manning a checkpoint at the heavily fortified Green Zone, surrounded by a maze of barriers erected to protect American and Iraqi officials.

Bonifacio's funeral was held Friday (Oct. 21) in Vacaville.

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The dog tag for Staff Sgt. Jerry Bonifacio Jr., a Vacaville resident who was killed Oct. 10 in Iraq, is tied to the custom made casket donated to the family by KISS rocker Gene Simmons for Bonifacio's burial. Bonifacio was a big fan of the band.
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Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on November 05, 2005, 01:34:32 PM
KISS' official web site, KissOnline.com, has been updated with the following question-and-answer session with KISS frontman Paul Stanley:

Q: I read that you attended a RASPBERRIES concert recently, the article said they are one of your all time favorite bands. What other groups have been long time favs of yours?

Paul Stanley: "Yes, I did go see the RASPBERRIES. As a band that was clearly influenced by some of my favorites, THE BEATLES, THE WHO, and THE SMALL FACES, I always felt a kinship to the RASPBERRIES from the first time I heard them. It was great to see them back together after so long. Most of my favorite bands and strongest influences were the English bands of the sixties. Besides the ones I already mentioned, THE YARDBIRDS, ROLLING STONES, and THE MOVE are among some of my favorites. At a time when music in America was being made by a bunch of unattractive slobs who looked like they just rolled out of bed, the image conscious philosophy of those great British bands was a much needed breath of fresh air and a wake up call to rock fans everywhere."

Q: As one of rock's greatest frontmen, defining the art of dancing, singing and playing guitar onstage; How did it feel taking the stage recently in Columbus, Ohio, performing a full show after undergoing hip replacement surgery earlier this year?

Paul Stanley: "Another great question! Unfortunately my recovery has been slower and not nearly as complete or successful as I had hoped. It was great to play once again and hopefully most of the complaints about my performance were my own!"

Q: What do you think about reality TV?

Paul Stanley: "Reality TV in reality is a contradiction in terms, or at the very least, misleading. There can be no reality when everyone is aware of the presence of cameras. Besides directors and producers skewing a show the way they think it will best appeal to the viewer, the actual participants are well aware that the opportunity is theirs to create their own 'reality.' In short, reality stops whenever filming begins."

Q: You've written so many great songs over the years, what songwriters do you admire?

Paul Stanley: "Although there are many interesting and talented songwriters, I guess the ones that I ultimately respond to the strongest are the ones who have lasted the longest. I guess at the end of the day its really not about success, but sustained success, that gives a songwriter the opportunity to truly leave his mark. I can say with certainty that it will be a while, if ever, before we know who belongs in the same breath as Lennon/McCartney."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on November 08, 2005, 05:22:59 PM
Greg Prato of Billboard.com recently spoke to KISS frontman Paul Stanley and guitarist Tommy Thayer about the group's double-disc concert DVD, "Rock the Nation Live!, due on Dec. 13 via Image Entertainment.

Taped this summer in Washington, D.C., and Virginia Beach, the DVD features core members Stanley and Gene Simmons flanked by Thayer and drummer Eric Singer. "We were playing a lot of songs that KISS hadn't played in years, or haven't played at all," Thayer told Billboard.com. "One day, Doc McGhee, the manager, came into the dressing room, and said, 'We really need to film and record this show, because it's so good. It's probably the best KISS performance I've seen.' So we said, 'OK.' That was the spark that got the whole thing going."

"At any moment, a viewer can choose what they want to see, and use different camera angles," Stanley added. "So if you happen to have the good taste to see me, you can watch pretty much solely that. It's really your mix and your version of the show. I don't think we can forget that the band is really in peak form, and that's really shown on this DVD."

"To be able to go out and play every and any KISS song was very freeing," Stanley enthused. "We reached a point where a lot of the tours after the reunion tour were virtually the same set list, and it wasn't because we didn't want to play other songs. Once Tommy and Eric came in, on any given night, we could change the show, and really dig deep into our catalog. A band that's been together this long not only should be able to play 'Rock and Roll All Nite' and 'Love Gun', but [also] 'Two Timer' or 'Got To Choose'."

Regarding the possibility of KISS touring again, Stanley said, "There's definitely talk. I had a hip replacement a year ago, and that unfortunately didn't go as well as it should have, and they did it again, and that also didn't go as well as it should have. So the recovery from that has been longer, although about six weeks ago we did a corporate show for 15,000 people, in Columbus, Ohio. The band is as good and ready to go as ever. The difference is that I have to make sure that I can commit 100% of my energy for a tour, and not just a show."

"Rock the Nation Live!" track listing:

Disc One:

01. Love Gun
02. Deuce
03. Makin' Love
04. Lick It Up
05. Christine Sixteen
06. She
07. Tears Are Falling
08. Got To Choose
09. I Love It Loud
10. Love Her All I Can
11. I Want You
12. Parasite

Disc Two:

01. War Machine
02. 100,000 Years
03. Unholy
04. Shout It Out Loud
05. I Was Made For Lovin' You
06. Detroit Rock City
07. God Gave Rock & Roll to You II
08. Rock and Roll All Nite


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on November 10, 2005, 09:32:26 AM
KISS vocalist/guitarist Paul Stanley recently spoke to Greg Prato of Billboard.com about the progress of the recording sessions for his first non-KISS release since his self-titled 1978 album, issued in tandem with solo projects from the other three original KISS members.

"So far everybody that's heard [the album] thinks it's great, so I'm real pleased with it," Stanley told Billboard.com of the as-yet-untitled set. "Again, at this point, if it sells 100 copies or 100,000 copies or 10,000,000 copies, it won't change my life either way. All it's about is doing what I want to do and what I have the freedom to do. That being said, it's a very mainstream album. I don't think I'm going to surprise anybody being mistaken for somebody else. It was important to me to do the album I wanted to do, without any regard for anybody else's opinion or direction."

With regards to how the new CD compares to his solo debut, Stanley said, "It's not 1978 anymore. It's certainly the same mentality, and certainly I'm a better singer today. My perspective and where I'm at in my life at this point, and what I've experienced and seen, brings something else to the table that wasn't there then. But I still look back on that album as a really great snapshot of who I was and what I was doing then."

Joining Stanley on the album are session drummer Victor Indrizzo, guitarist Corky James, former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John5, former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick (who plays bass on a few songs) and noted string arranger David Campbell.

"It was great because there's a freedom to also being the director," Stanley enthused. "In the studio, it's called the producer, but in actuality, it's the director ? the person who puts the scene together. It's great to not be limited by having to use a set group of people, because then you have to tailor to their ability or to their taste. So in doing something like this, you have total freedom to not only do what you want, but to bring in the people who can do it well. It's been great."

On the possibility of solo tour in support of the new album Stanley told Billboard.com, "I would love to go out, and my plan is to go out and play."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on November 21, 2005, 10:06:11 AM
KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has posted the following message on his official web site:

"All the best life has to offer to Paul [Stanley, KISS frontman] and Erin [Sutton] on their marriage. Paul has been my partner for over 30 years. I can't think of another guy I admire and care about more. Send your congratulations to Paul and Erin at KissOnline.com."

As previously reported, Stanley married longtime girlfriend Sutton on Saturday, November 19. The ceremony took place at The Ritz-Carlton, Huntington in Pasadena, California.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: jameslofton29 on November 27, 2005, 10:27:09 PM
Did you guys hear about how Kiss's manager and Gene Simmons are considering creating a NEW Kiss with the old makeup and brand new members? As far as I'm concerned, this is the dumbest idea in music history. :confused:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: ClintroN on November 27, 2005, 10:33:34 PM
they think the make up will last forever!!

it'll be a vegas tour, that'll be it :hihi:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Evolution on November 27, 2005, 10:33:47 PM
 :o Cash hungry


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Genesis on November 27, 2005, 10:38:23 PM
Kiss reminds me of more of a circus act than a band, with their on stage fire eating and other antics... Their music was nothing great... Only the 'live' album sold well anyway...


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: jameslofton29 on November 27, 2005, 10:39:00 PM
:o Cash hungry
I also think it will permanently stain Kiss's legacy. It would be like Robert Plant finding an entirely new group to be Led Zeppelin. Completely insane!


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: ClintroN on November 27, 2005, 10:40:28 PM
like Santna said, they are not musicians, just entertainers!!

n' Gene took it on the chin :hihi:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Evolution on November 27, 2005, 10:40:49 PM
If he has any sense he will drop it......


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: jameslofton29 on November 27, 2005, 10:41:51 PM
I wonder what the Kiss freaks think about this? :confused:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: lynn1961 on November 27, 2005, 11:29:15 PM
If that's true, that's crazy!  You know, the beauty of wearing all that make up is that no one can see how old you have gotten!


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: -Jack- on November 27, 2005, 11:45:28 PM
I do enjoy some of KISS's music.. but this really shows that KISS is nothing more than a stage act.. not a musical act.

Actually.. this seems like a boyband thing to me.. like minuto.. or whatever they were called. Just keep adding new members..

They be a Vegas show worth watching for sure!  : ok:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: ClintroN on November 28, 2005, 12:55:54 AM
I saw Kiss on there last 2 tours, the 1st was a Farwell Tour  ::), 2nd was Rock The Nation.
I've got a hand full of albums, some expensive toys  n' they do put on a great show, but a wont see em' again..never!!!

Gene especially aint gettin' one more cent from me, they way he carries on now, n' maybe if an official Kiss cover band was playing here n' there in the states when these guys are older that would be cool, but i think Gene n' Paul are thinking much bigger then that ::)

Prob start makin' new albums :hihi:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: RichardNixon on November 28, 2005, 12:59:06 AM
I love KISS, one of my favorite bands. I can take the scabs, as long as they have Gene and Paul. But four new members? No. And the fans wont go for it either.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on November 28, 2005, 03:03:41 AM
Kiss' music is very very underrated, they have some great riffs and songs, I dont know why people shit on Kiss for, their music holds up without the theatrics.


Gene better not be thinkin of finding 3  new members cause u cant have Kiss without Paul Stanley.

This would be like if Axl found new people and called it GNR, I mean seriously, who the fuck would do something like that? :hihi:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Buddy J.B. on November 28, 2005, 03:16:02 AM
Kiss' music is very very underrated, they have some great riffs and songs, I dont know why people shit on Kiss for, their music holds up without the theatrics.


Gene better not be thinkin of finding 3? new members cause u cant have Kiss without Paul Stanley.

This would be like if Axl found new people and called it GNR, I mean seriously, who the fuck would do something like that? :hihi:
hmm....I thought Axl did find new people and called it GNR. :hihi: D, you're joking right? :confused:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: ClintroN on November 28, 2005, 05:50:08 AM
i betcha they'll start off with doin' shows without the other (Gene n' Paul), just ta make it easier!! :hihi:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: jameslofton29 on November 28, 2005, 06:49:06 AM
Kiss' music is very very underrated, they have some great riffs and songs, I dont know why people shit on Kiss for, their music holds up without the theatrics.


Gene better not be thinkin of finding 3? new members cause u cant have Kiss without Paul Stanley.

This would be like if Axl found new people and called it GNR, I mean seriously, who the fuck would do something like that? :hihi:
The new Kiss would be 4 new members. None of the old members would be involved.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Buddy J.B. on November 28, 2005, 07:54:25 AM
Kiss' music is very very underrated, they have some great riffs and songs, I dont know why people shit on Kiss for, their music holds up without the theatrics.


Gene better not be thinkin of finding 3  new members cause u cant have Kiss without Paul Stanley.

This would be like if Axl found new people and called it GNR, I mean seriously, who the fuck would do something like that? :hihi:
The new Kiss would be 4 new members. None of the old members would be involved.
and what, 4 new musicians play music just so the old Kiss members can get paid? Dude, I don't care how much I love their music, that is not cool.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Mr. Dick Purple on November 28, 2005, 09:57:36 AM
That is just stupid, why do that?? I think sometimes the band members think that they can do whatever they want to their history as a group, and sometimes it really sucks big time, this is one of them.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Danny Top Hat on November 28, 2005, 10:44:25 AM
Hmm, let's not all go crazy just yet...

This is interesting.  With the make up and all, they could keep the Kiss legend going properly this way.  It's never been done before...it could work.  If Gene and Paul were to help them with the songwriting and, hell, maybe even manage them...

Could be kinda cool. :-\


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Gunner80 on November 28, 2005, 03:00:25 PM
Never gonna happen.  It would be nothing but a cover band to fans.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Mama Kin on November 29, 2005, 08:46:09 PM
Pardon the pun, but labelling anything "New" is the kiss of death.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Bridge on November 30, 2005, 12:49:09 AM
Did you guys hear about how Kiss's manager and Gene Simmons are considering creating a NEW Kiss with the old makeup and brand new members?

according to a Paul Stanley comment, they consider the current lineup to be the "new" Kiss.? In other words, Gene and Paul and whoever they decide to throw into the makeup that was made famous by Peter Criss and Ace Frehley, the guys who should rightfully own the rights to their own makeup/costumes.


Never gonna happen.  It would be nothing but a cover band to fans.

Hell, most true Kiss fans now consider the band to be a cover act, since they're missing half of the original members.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: RichardNixon on November 30, 2005, 01:38:25 AM
About 20 years ago their was "The new Monkees," TV show and all. Needles to say it bombed.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: jameslofton29 on November 30, 2005, 01:50:34 AM
Did you guys hear about how Kiss's manager and Gene Simmons are considering creating a NEW Kiss with the old makeup and brand new members?

according to a Paul Stanley comment, they consider the current lineup to be the "new" Kiss.? In other words, Gene and Paul and whoever they decide to throw into the makeup that was made famous by Peter Criss and Ace Frehley, the guys who should rightfully own the rights to their own makeup/costumes.


Never gonna happen.? It would be nothing but a cover band to fans.

Hell, most true Kiss fans now consider the band to be a cover act, since they're missing half of the original members.
This news isnt about old members. It will be 4 new members.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Mama Kin on November 30, 2005, 04:15:33 AM
Perhas the KISS Demon will have work after all ;D


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Sakib on November 30, 2005, 05:41:04 AM
thats a crap idea. and btw, KISS' music rocks.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on December 18, 2005, 01:19:22 PM
KISS frontman Paul Stanley recently spoke to The Plain Dealer about the group's just-released "Kiss Rock the Nation Live!" (Image Entertainment), a two-DVD set shot in Washington, D.C., on the group's 2004 tour.

"It really, for me, resoundingly validates why this band exists," says singer-guitarist Paul Stanley, who's looking for a label home for a solo album he recently finished. "It's not a tepid re-creation of the past. It's really an ageless beast that dominates at will. It's timeless."

Stanley says the current lineup, which includes co-founder Gene Simmons plus drummer Eric Singer and guitarist Tommy Thayer, has the musical dexterity to incorporate more songs, something KISS' original lineup lacked.

"Unfortunately, after the [1996] reunion tour, old problems and old limitations and old roadblocks began to pop up again," Stanley says. "We were pretty much limited to the same set list for all subsequent tours, and that was not fun, challenging or what I wanted us to be doing.

"It took some regrouping and changing to keep marching forward, but this [lineup] allows us to maintain the best of what we are and what we have been. There was no desire to change, just to sharpen the blade. The band has never been better."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: RichardNixon on December 18, 2005, 04:16:41 PM
KISS frontman Paul Stanley recently spoke to The Plain Dealer about the group's just-released "Kiss Rock the Nation Live!" (Image Entertainment), a two-DVD set shot in Washington, D.C., on the group's 2004 tour.

"It really, for me, resoundingly validates why this band exists," says singer-guitarist Paul Stanley, who's looking for a label home for a solo album he recently finished. "It's not a tepid re-creation of the past. It's really an ageless beast that dominates at will. It's timeless."

Stanley says the current lineup, which includes co-founder Gene Simmons plus drummer Eric Singer and guitarist Tommy Thayer, has the musical dexterity to incorporate more songs, something KISS' original lineup lacked.

"Unfortunately, after the [1996] reunion tour, old problems and old limitations and old roadblocks began to pop up again," Stanley says. "We were pretty much limited to the same set list for all subsequent tours, and that was not fun, challenging or what I wanted us to be doing.

"It took some regrouping and changing to keep marching forward, but this [lineup] allows us to maintain the best of what we are and what we have been. There was no desire to change, just to sharpen the blade. The band has never been better."

Would it have been that hard for Ace and Peter to play "Lick it up" and "Heavens on Fire?"


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Gunner80 on December 18, 2005, 06:14:44 PM
KISS frontman Paul Stanley recently spoke to The Plain Dealer about the group's just-released "Kiss Rock the Nation Live!" (Image Entertainment), a two-DVD set shot in Washington, D.C., on the group's 2004 tour.

"It really, for me, resoundingly validates why this band exists," says singer-guitarist Paul Stanley, who's looking for a label home for a solo album he recently finished. "It's not a tepid re-creation of the past. It's really an ageless beast that dominates at will. It's timeless."

Stanley says the current lineup, which includes co-founder Gene Simmons plus drummer Eric Singer and guitarist Tommy Thayer, has the musical dexterity to incorporate more songs, something KISS' original lineup lacked.

"Unfortunately, after the [1996] reunion tour, old problems and old limitations and old roadblocks began to pop up again," Stanley says. "We were pretty much limited to the same set list for all subsequent tours, and that was not fun, challenging or what I wanted us to be doing.

"It took some regrouping and changing to keep marching forward, but this [lineup] allows us to maintain the best of what we are and what we have been. There was no desire to change, just to sharpen the blade. The band has never been better."

Would it have been that hard for Ace and Peter to play "Lick it up" and "Heavens on Fire?"
They did play those songs on the Farewell tour in 2000. I should know, I was at the Nampa, ID show in July of that year.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on December 20, 2005, 03:42:42 PM
Launch Radio Networks reports: The KISS Army might have to be satisfied with the group's new concert DVD for a while. Singer-guitarist Paul Stanley told Launch that the group is currently on hiatus, with the individual members focusing on their own endeavors. "Right now we're sitting back and taking some time to decide when we go back out," he said. "I've spent quite a bit of the last year off and on working on my album, so that's really been my focus ? although KISS is always my focus, always has been and it's well documented. You know, everything will pretty much be on hold until I see this through."

Stanley said he's completed recording the solo album and is now looking for a label to release it.

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, now a member of GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, played bass on Stanley's album.

The "Rock the Nation Live!" DVD was filmed last year in Washington DC. Besides the concert footage, the DVD features behind-the-scenes features and interviews with the band members.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: RichardNixon on December 20, 2005, 04:25:22 PM
I'm really looking forward to hearing Stanley's album. If he just went into the studio without a lot of extra songwriters, I think he could put out something really great.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on December 24, 2005, 10:57:08 AM
 Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is currently working on a solo album for a tentative spring release, he revealed during a guest appearance last night (Dec. 23) on the "Merry KISSmass Special" with Eddie Trunk on New York's Q104.3 FM. Around 15 songs are being recorded for the effort (with about 10 expected to make the final cut), which will be made available through Ace's soon-to-be-relaunched web site, AceFrehley.com, as well as via proper label channels (Frehley is "talking" to several different record companies at the moment). Although he offered no details, Frehley indicated that he would definitely be back on the road sometime in the spring, "either in a small club or Madison Square Garden ? hopefully Madison Square Garden," Ace said. Frehley ? who says he has been sober for two and a half years now ? will be accompanied by a brand-new band once he hits the road, but he offered no specifics as to who will make up his backing group for any of the upcoming shows. Asked if there was a scenario under which he could envision himself ever returning to the stage as part of KISS (alongside Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley), Ace said, "I think it could be fun, if it was the right situation." During his appearance on the "Merry KISSmass Special", Frehley also premiered a recent rough-mix recording of a semi-acoustic version of the ROLLING STONES classic "2,000 Man", which originally appeared on KISS' "Dynasty" album (1979).

As previously reported, Frehley's former record label, Megaforce Records, will be issuing a compilation titled album, entitled "Greatest Hits Live", on January 24, 2006. According to a press release, this CD "represents some of the best work from legendary KISS guitarist Ace Frehley during the period after his highly publicized departure from one of the greatest rock bands of all time." As with the previous Megaforce Ace Frehley releases "12 Picks" (1996) and "Loaded Deck" (1997), Ace himself had nothing to do with putting this package together.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on January 03, 2006, 11:50:29 AM
KissArmykotka.com a new KISS Army branch based in Kotka, Finland, recently conducted a short interview with KISS drummer Eric Singer. The question-and-answer session follows:

Q: The "Rock The Nation" DVD is now out. It clearly shows the great chemistry between you four guys live. Do you think that there still might be a chance to capture that chemistry in studio? Do you have any plans to release yet another studio album? Do you feel it might be possible?

Eric: "We do have a great chemistry playing-wise and off stage as well. I think this is because we all are very professional as people and take what we do seriously and with a lot of pride. I would love to see a recording of some kind in the future if it is meant to be."

Q: There's been a debate on our forum about whether you play the drums on "God Gave Rock 'n' Roll to You II" or Eric Carr? I know he's in the video, but I remember Paul [Stanley] revealing in an interview that it's actually you on the track. How did it feel to step into Eric Carr's shoes?

Eric: "Yes, I did indeed play drums in the studio on 'God gave Rock 'n' Roll to You II'. This was, of course, produced by Bob Ezrin! This was his return to KISS and it was such a good chemistry that he did 'Revenge' as well. At the time, Paul called me to record the track for the movie soundtrack since Eric was ill and I lived in L.A. I was very honored to be asked & had no idea at that time how sick Eric really was. He was a really great drummer and sadly left us way too early..."

Q: Paul Stanley is planning to release a solo album next year. Have you heard it? What is your opinion about it?

Eric: "I have heard four tracks only. Very good stuff and modern-sounding in a very classic Paul Stanley way :-) I know ALL the fans are gonna dig this record. I hope Paul does some shows this year. I know I will be there!!"

Q: You have been in KISS for some time now. What is your dearest memory from that time?

Eric: "I have many ups and downs from KISS (and life in general ), don't we all? I would have to say I really look back on 'MTV Unplugged' with a lot of pride. It was very cool to show the world that KISS is much more than smoke and mirrors! Also the first time in make-up with Paul, Ace [Frehley] and Gene [Simmons] was surreal, to say the least!!!"


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on February 03, 2006, 10:05:59 AM
 On Thursday night (Feb. 2), KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons attended the opening party for Hooters Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. As per usual these days, his "Gene Simmons' Family Jewels" A&E TV crew was following him around and filming everything. Kiss Kollector Online was informed that when asked by a fan who was there too if the two "rumored" KISS concerts for July of this year (an outdoor casino gig in Michigan plus a RockFest appearance in Wisconsin) are a go, Gene replied by saying "That's what they tell me." Other celebrities at the Hooters opening party in Vegas included Cindy Margolis, Carrot Top and Brooke Burke.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on February 03, 2006, 06:10:59 PM
KISS, POISON and WARRANT are among the bands that have reportedly signed on to play at Rock Fest 2006, set to take place July 20-23 in Cadott, Wisconsin. The lineup is shaping up as follows:

KISS
POISON
WARRANT
SAVOY BROWN
GEORGE THOROGOOD
PUDDLE OF MUDD
GREGG ROLIE
JOHN WAITE
SEVEN MARY THREE
GRAND FUNK RAILROAD

More acts will be announced soon.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Carlos_f_Rose on February 03, 2006, 06:15:19 PM
I thought this was a thread about kissing hehe... anyway KISS was my first favorite band of all times...  KISS rules!!!
on the other hand do you know when they are going to release something new?


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on February 03, 2006, 06:17:53 PM
I thought this was a thread about kissing hehe... anyway KISS was my first favorite band of all times...  KISS rules!!!
on the other hand do you know when they are going to release something new?

I dont think there are any plans for that right now..There was talk before another tour but nothing is for sure


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on March 02, 2006, 07:39:22 AM
 Britain's Uncut magazine recently conducted an interview with KISS mainmen Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

Simmons: "What was the first sign that we'd made it? Simply, the girls. As soon as we'd started KISS, girls were turning up backstage and wanting to get into bed with us. The girls got prettier and prettier. There was more and more of them. By the time we started touring Europe in '76, everyone wanted to fuck us. The supply of women was endless. Roomfuls of girls. It was like heaven turned on its tap and said, 'Take whatever you need.' And you have to remember, I was an ugly son of a bitch. At my best, I looked like a dog at birth. But, now that I was in this famous band, I was in a position where I could mount anybody's girlfriend and mother, often at the same time. That's the magic of rock 'n' roll right there. It means that even Meat Loaf can get some puss."

Stanley: "Through '76, you could gauge our success by the parties we were throwing. As we got bigger, the parties got more and more debauched, and everyone was welcome so long as they were female. All requests were considered and honored. Those parties were as insane as you can imagine. Every conceivable excess. And then some. It certainly went beyond anything I could fathom. This was a time when the worst consequence of casual sex was a shot of penicillin. So the possibilities were limitless. There were no boundaries. We did whatever the fuck we wanted. We were like Vikings roaring into town, but the difference was that everyone was left smiling. It's okay to pillage so long as everyone is left satisfied."

Simmons: "We had different tastes in women. Paul was fussier than me. Basically, he's into classic beauties. If she's carrying a few extra pounds, forget about it. Peter [Criss] tended to take it slow with girls ? the romantic type. Ace [Frehley] only liked women who were buts. I was your basic male slut. But I preferred them big, fat and sweaty."

Stanley: "I was during 1976 that we awoke to the possibilities of KISS merchandising. That came out of listening to our fans rather than any marketing genius on our part. It was our fans who decided what would be cool, and we were happy to give it to them. It probably started with KISS belt buckles and KISS dolls. Then it took off from there? lunch-boxes, transistor radios, jeans, jackets, garbage pails, bubblegum cards, our own Marvel comic?"

Simmons: "There were problems with drink and drugs, but I was completely oblivious to it then. I've never been drunk or high in my life. If you're talking about Peter and Ace, you're talking about the kind of personalities that are so peculiar you wouldn't know if they were high or not. Even when he was straight, Ace was unable to walk in a straight line. Also, he naturally talks in a slurred way. He was no different when he was high. He had a strange sense of humor, too. He'd be coming out with stuff like, 'Hey, I fucked an alien last night.' He is, without doubt, the laziest, most self-destructive person I've ever met."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on March 10, 2006, 09:36:41 AM
 According to KissKollector.com, KISS have cancelled their previously announced dates that were scheduled to take place this summer. The Chippewa Valley Music Festivals organization ? which puts on the annual Rock Fest event ? stated in a press release, "We received an e-mail from the agency that represents KISS informing us that KISS has decided to cancel our confirmed tour date, as well as another confirmed date in Michigan. It is our understanding that the band has decided to cancel these confirmed dates to tour overseas. We have requested a confirmed date from KISS for 2007." The organization is now working on securing a new headlining act for the July 22 day of their four-day festival in Wisconsin.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on March 15, 2006, 03:15:50 PM
KISS will tour Japan this summer with a select string of dates just officially announced:

Jul. 18 ? Nagoya, JPN @ Rainbow Hall
Jul. 20 - Fukuoka, JPN @ Kokusai Center
Jul. 22 - Tokyo, JPN @ Udo Festival
Jul. 23 - Osaka, JPN @ Udo Festival

Commented KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley, "The invitation to headline these festivals and add a couple of additional shows was an invitation we wouldn't miss. KISS will be there with an arsenal of pride, power and pyro!"


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on April 26, 2006, 07:57:56 AM
KISS have confirmed two additional shows as part of their upcoming Japanese tour: July 18 at Rainbow Hall in Nagoya and July 20 at the Kokusia Center in Fukuoka. Tickets for the Nagoya show go on sale May 27. No details have been released yet about the on sale date for Fukuoka.

KISS' Japanese tour dates:

Jul. 18 - Nagoya, JPN @ Rainbow Hall
Jul. 20 - Fukuoka, JPN @ Kokusia Center
Jul. 22 - Osaka, JPN @ Udo Festival
Jul. 23 - Tokyo, JPN @ Udo Festival


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: oldgunsfan on May 04, 2006, 04:39:24 PM
If they were to win a Lifetime Acheivement Award, it would be for:

Having the Longest Career with the Least Talent :hihi:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Carlos_f_Rose on May 04, 2006, 05:10:33 PM
he he you are mean pal...  but I dont know why I feel the same... they have great songs though..


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Gunner80 on May 04, 2006, 11:00:52 PM
If they were to win a Lifetime Acheivement Award, it would be for:

Having the Longest Career with the Least Talent :hihi:
Shut up asshole! Go spam some other board. Let's hear what you have to offer musically.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: princess_slash on May 06, 2006, 12:39:34 PM
Does anybody know what KISS CD to find Pshyco Circus on? I just cant find it anywhere, and its really confusing me!? ????


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Gunner80 on May 06, 2006, 03:14:54 PM
Does anybody know what KISS CD to find Pshyco Circus on? I just cant find it anywhere, and its really confusing me!  ??? 
The song is on the album of the same name Psycho Circus.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 24, 2006, 04:32:02 PM
An all-star band consisting of Rob Zombie (vocals), Slash (guitar; VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Tommy Lee (drums; M?TLEY CR?E), and Scott Ian (bass ? yes, bass; ANTHRAX) ? plus a "special-surprise" second guitarist ? will be performing the song "God of Thunder" as a tribute to KISS at the first annual "VH1 Rock Honors".

"VH1 Rock Honors" is the first-ever show to pay homage to the legends who influenced the sound of hard rock. This year's celebration will honor the music and influence of JUDAS PRIEST, KISS, QUEEN and DEF LEPPARD. Premiering on Wednesday, May 31 at 9:00 p.m., "VH1 Rock Honors" will be taped at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Thursday, May 25 and will include performances by all of the honorees as well as tribute performances by GODSMACK (who will be paying tribute to JUDAS PRIEST), FOO FIGHTERS (QUEEN) and THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS (DEF LEPPARD). Riki Rachtman will serve as backstage announcer.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: pasnow on May 24, 2006, 05:30:34 PM
If they were to win a Lifetime Acheivement Award, it would be for:

Having the Longest Career with the Least Talent :hihi:
Shut up asshole! Go spam some other board. Let's hear what you have to offer musically.

Dude, settle down, he's absolutely right. Their song structure and musical playing ability are pretty minimal. Aside from maybe some "3 chord punk" bands... but not many of them have had very long careers.

And what was up with the merchandising. What a joke, the laughingstock of the late 70's. Nice movie KISS, have you saved outerspace yet??


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Gunner80 on May 25, 2006, 01:40:30 AM
If they were to win a Lifetime Acheivement Award, it would be for:

Having the Longest Career with the Least Talent :hihi:
Shut up asshole! Go spam some other board. Let's hear what you have to offer musically.

Dude, settle down, he's absolutely right. Their song structure and musical playing ability are pretty minimal. Aside from maybe some "3 chord punk" bands... but not many of them have had very long careers.

And what was up with the merchandising. What a joke, the laughingstock of the late 70's. Nice movie KISS, have you saved outerspace yet??
Kiss influenced a generation of young rockers, nuff said.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 26, 2006, 08:01:00 AM
KissKollector.com has issued the following update:

"After the announcement of a surprise guitarist to join the all star band that will pay tribute to KISS in Las Vegas tonight for 'VH1 Rock Honors' by playing 'God Of Thunder' on the show, rumors went all over the place about who this might be. Apart from several other famous axe slingers, Ace Frehley has (obviously) been mentioned often in these rumors. Well, it's pretty save now to place your bets on the original Spaceman indeed, as Ace has meanwhile been spotted in Las Vegas."

"VH1 Rock Honors" is the first-ever show to pay homage to the legends who influenced the sound of hard rock. This year's celebration will honor the music and influence of JUDAS PRIEST, KISS, QUEEN and DEF LEPPARD. Premiering on Wednesday, May 31 at 9:00 p.m., "VH1 Rock Honors" will be taped at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Thursday, May 25 and will include performances by all of the honorees as well as tribute performances by GODSMACK, FOO FIGHTERS (who will be paying tribute to QUEEN) and THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS (DEF LEPPARD). Riki Rachtman will serve as backstage announcer.

As previously reported, an all-star band consisting of Rob Zombie (vocals), Slash (guitar; VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Tommy Lee (drums; M?TLEY CR?E), and Scott Ian (bass ? yes, bass; ANTHRAX) ? plus a "special-surprise" second guitarist ? will be performing the song "God of Thunder" as a tribute to KISS.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 26, 2006, 08:04:30 AM
"VH1 Rock Honors" setlist ? May 25, 2006 at Mandalay Bay Events Center - Las Vegas, NV:

FOO FIGHTERS w/ Brian May and Roger Taylor:

01. Tie Your Mother Down

QUEEN:

01. Under Pressure
02. The Show Must Go On
03. We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions

GODSMACK:

01. Medley: The Hellion / Electric Eye / Victim Of Changes / Hell Bent For Leather

JUDAS PRIEST:

01. Breakin' The Law
02. You've Got Another Thing Comin'
03. The Green Manalishi (with the Two Pronged Crown)

THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS:

01. Photograph

DEF LEPPARD:

01. Rock Of Ages
02. Rocket
03. 20th Century Boy

All-Star Band featuring Rob Zombie, Ace Frehley, Slash, Gilby Clarke, Scott Ian, Tommy Lee:

01. God Of Thunder

KISS:

01. Detroit Rock City
02. Deuce
03. Love Gun
04. Makin' Love

Highlights, according to a BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor:

* FOO FIGHTERS: AMAZING
* Seeing Ace hug Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley (it won't be long now)
* DEF LEPPARD: Their set was suprisingly good.
* Vince Neil's old lady falling flat on her face.

Lowlights:

* THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS (Wow, I didn't know a group could be so bland)
* Rob Zombie coming in too early on "God of Thunder", just as the solo switched from Ace to Slash.
* What the fuck is going on with Rick Savage? Is it bad plastic surgery or what?
* $7.50 for a Sam Adams.
Surreal Moment of the Evening:

Towards the end of the KISS set (but before "Makin' Love" was played), all of the honorees were brought out for a final bow. At one point Ace was next to Tommy Thayer (in the Spaceman makeup). It was really strange...


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: mikegiuliana on May 26, 2006, 08:06:04 AM
I think it's cool slash played with ace the other night, I can't wait to see it... It's weds at 9pm est I believe..


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 27, 2006, 01:37:18 PM
KISS frontman Paul Stanley has commented on "VH1 Rock Honors", the first-ever show to pay homage to the legends who influenced the sound of hard rock. This year's celebration honors the music and influence of JUDAS PRIEST, KISS, QUEEN and DEF LEPPARD.

Commented Stanley: "The atmosphere between the bands was all smiles and hugs. It was so relaxed and everyone was really happy and excited to see each other and play together. We all had stories to tell each other and catching up to do. I thought all the bands' performances left no doubt why they were being honored. There was actually talk among some of us of touring together! I have to say the best was seeing Ace. It was like being with family. He's a wonderful guy to be around. He's healthy, looks great and is playing really great. I'm very happy and proud to see him this way. It couldn't have been warmer or more upbeat between all of us. Of course he belonged there with us and I was so glad he wanted to be there! Also, him playing 'God of Thunder' with Rob, Slash, Tommy, Scott and Gilby...How cool is that? We spent a lot of time together at the show and the after-party. It couldn't have been more positive all around. He told me how great we sounded and how wild it was to be able to see KISS without being up there. We took lots of photos together and laughed a whole lot. An awesome night!"


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Bridge on June 01, 2006, 11:13:21 PM
If you're talking about Peter and Ace, you're talking about the kind of personalities that are so peculiar you wouldn't know if they were high or not.

yes, and your personality is completely normal and straight-laced, isn't it, Mr. Simmons?


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Even when he was straight, Ace was unable to walk in a straight line. Also, he naturally talks in a slurred way. He was no different when he was high. He had a strange sense of humor, too. He'd be coming out with stuff like, 'Hey, I fucked an alien last night.'

Mmmm hmmm.? In contrast to the completely normal sense of humor you have, Mr. Simmons.? What was that you said at the Rock Honors?? That you wanted to be God of your new religion, Kisstianity?? (insert eye-rolling, tongue wagging here)

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He is, without doubt, the laziest, most self-destructive person I've ever met.

and Ace is also, without a doubt, the greatest guitar player you have worked and will ever work with, Gene-o.? Your career got pretty damn far on the coat tails of Ace's incredible solos and licks.


Commented Stanley: "I have to say the best was seeing Ace. It was like being with family. He's a wonderful guy to be around. He's healthy, looks great and is playing really great. I'm very happy and proud to see him this way. It couldn't have been warmer or more upbeat between all of us. Of course he belonged there with us and I was so glad he wanted to be there! Also, him playing 'God of Thunder' with Rob, Slash, Tommy, Scott and Gilby...How cool is that? We spent a lot of time together at the show and the after-party. It couldn't have been more positive all around. He told me how great we sounded and how wild it was to be able to see KISS without being up there. We took lots of photos together and laughed a whole lot."

ahhh Mr. Stanley, Thank goodness you are down to earth towards your brother in life, and that you realize Ace's greatness.? too bad some of your goodwill towards (space)men doesnt rub off on your groupie mongering bass player.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Bridge on June 01, 2006, 11:26:42 PM
http://kissasylum.com/cgi-bin/fullStory.cgi?archive=200605&story=20060526-03Honors.htm

There are some awesome photos of behind the scenes at the Rock Honors, which feature Ace hanging out with Gene, Paul, and the other guys.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: DEAD HORSE on June 02, 2006, 03:03:58 AM
I missed the show on vh1, can someone please tell me if they are  gonna reprise it?  :'( and what date and time thanks a lot in advance!


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on June 13, 2006, 09:15:57 AM
KISS' official web site, KissOnline.com, has been updated with part two of a brand new interview with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons. It is reproduced here in its entirety:

KissOnline.com: With so many band member changes over KISS' career, why do you think both you and Paul [Stanley] have always stuck it out and remained in the band?

Gene: "Quite honestly, Paul and I don't always agree on musical changes, or choice of songs, but intrinsically and at the heart of it, Paul is simply the brother I never had. I feel closer to Paul than anyone I know. I have almost no friends. On purpose. I prefer acquaintances. I don't expect anything from anyone and I don't want anyone coming to me with their problems. Everyone is a grown up. But, I digress. Paul and I live very close to each other and we don't see each other often. But, at the end, he knows I will always be in his corner, simply because I respect him."

KissOnline.com: Tommy Thayer has been with KISS in one way or another for many years now. How do you view his many years with the band?

Gene: "Tommy Thayer has been a thorough professional from day one. He has: brought us our coffee, helped me put together the 'KISStory' books, helped me put together the KISS conventions, has been our road manager, co-wrote songs with us, helped Ace [Frehley] re-learn his solos, taught Peter [Criss] his drum arrangements and has literally done anything that was asked of him without ever complaining. I have to say it's an absolute pleasure to share the stage with Tommy. I hear the solos Ace created, played spot-on. With feeling. Tommy is great."

KissOnline.com: Why did you bring Peter Criss back for the symphony show and AEROSMITH tour after replacing him with Eric Singer in 2001?

Gene: "The recurring Peter issues were always, in my mind, about Peter. We love him and it's never been easy. Not from day one. Peter came back into the band in the Reunion Tour and unfortunately eventually either left or was asked to leave. He was asked to come to Australia with us and he refused unless we changed the deal we had all agreed to. This happened often. We went to Australia with Ace and without Peter. It was a huge success. Then Ace went and Peter came back in. But that didn't last long. My personal opinion is that Peter is happier now, outside of KISS. And, I wouldn't have it any other way. He deserves to be happy."

KissOnline.com: Which KISS album are you most proud of and which KISS album are you the least proud of? Why?

Gene: "I suppose the album I liked least is 'Unmasked'. There were a few tunes I didn't mind, but the band by that time had lost its way. Peter didn't play on almost the entire album. He left or was asked to leave (take your pick) for health reasons and Anton Fig secretly played drums in his place. And I was as guilty as anyone. I was the one who kept insisting on the cover design concept and the title. In retrospect, a big mistake.

"My fave album is either 'Creatures of the Night', 'Revenge' or 'Destroyer'... for obvious reasons. Decent tunes and good playing. Interestingly enough, three albums from three different decades of our history ('70s, '80s and '90s), with different lineups."

KissOnline.com: Your solo album was a mixed bag and many fans were disappointed because they know how great you can be. What does it take to get Gene Simmons to be the brilliant Demon like on "Creatures of the Night" and "Revenge"?

Gene: "'Asshole', my solo album was not made for the fans who wanted 'Creatures' and 'Revenge'. It was made for me. I knew the tunes would turn off lots of fans. Tough. It's my turn. I have, literally hundreds of songs lying around that KISS can never record and I don't intend on leaving them on the shelf. They will all come out. Soon."

KissOnline.com: When people like [Carlos] Santana rip KISS, why do you always take the middle ground and make nice? Why don't you stand up and defend KISS and the KISS Army like millions of us do every day?

Gene: "I have no animosity towards any other group that slams KISS. It simply may not be their cup of tea. Santana and everyone else can say what they like. KISS is impenetrable. And, in the great tradition of put your money where your mouth is, Carlos is welcome to share the stage with us any time. We would be happy to show him how the big boys do it."

KissOnline.com: Gene, you've done it all but if you could do anything one thing differently in your KISS career, what would it be?

Gene: "If I could have done it differently, I would have stopped trying to figure out how to be 'pretty' during the '80s and just stick to being one, hairy stinky animal...which is what I am. That's what I do and that's what I sell."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on June 23, 2006, 10:05:41 AM
On July 26, KISS will play the 1,300-seat theater at the Chumash Casino Resort, the hottest new Casino in California!

Much like the Palms show back in 2003, the intimate, no-frills concert will allow KISS to flex its musical muscle! "It's a chance for us to just show people who and what we are musically," stated Gene Simmons.

Paul Stanley added, "We just couldn't pass up an opportunity where we could play such a cool intimate show. This will be a lot of fun especially right after playing the big festivals in Japan!"

Tickets for the 8 p.m. show go on sale Monday, June 26 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern. Tickets are priced from $155.00 to $235.00 and will be available by visiting the Chumash Casino Resort Box Office or by calling StarTicketsPlus at 1-800-585-3737.

The Chumash Casino Resort is located in Santa Barbara County, California, between Los Angeles and San Francisco, in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley wine country. Visit their website at www.chumashcasino.com for directions and other info on the Resort.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 18, 2006, 09:16:59 PM
KISS' official web site, KissOnline.com, has been updated with the following report:

KISS just rocked Nagoya's Rainbow Hall, tearing through a set list which included the first ever Japanese performance of "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em" and several other classics not played on their 2004 visit to Japan, including "Black Diamond" with Eric Singer on lead vocals. Tommy Thayer played a new Silver Gibson Les Paul guitar and Paul Stanley played Washburn guitars throughout the show. Gene Simmons breathed fire during "Firehouse" and spit blood and flew during "God of Thunder" while Paul flew out to the soundboard area of the arena and sang "I Was Made For Lovin' You" surrounded by a sea of arms in air! The audience was extremely responsive and energetic tonight, singing and clapping throughout the show. KISS fans from all over Japan as well as fans from the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Sweden, Norway, the UK, Germany and Italy attended the show. Paul sang the Japanese song "Sukiyaki" and told the crowd on several occasions that he loved to see KISS' Japanese friends, fans and family! Judging from the crowd's response tonight, the feeling is mutual!

The Nagoya setlist included:

01. Detroit Rock City
02. Makin' Love
03. Watchin' You
04. King Of the Night Time World
05. Christine 16
06. Firehouse
07. Got to Choose
08. Love 'Em, Leave 'Em
09. I Love It Loud
10. Love Gun
11. God Of Thunder
12. Do You Love Me
13. Black Diamond
14. Let Me Go Rock and Roll
15. I Was Made For Lovin' You
16. Shout It Out Loud

Encore:

17. God Gave Rock and Roll To You
18. Rock and Roll All Nite

(http://www.kissonline.com/news/images/2_nagoya.JPG)


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Mr. Dick Purple on July 20, 2006, 02:44:07 PM
I missed the show on vh1, can someone please tell me if they are  gonna reprise it?  :'( and what date and time thanks a lot in advance!

Well look at this I found it in youtube  ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF6hDoxIpyM


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 20, 2006, 05:17:23 PM
KISS' official web site, KissOnline.com, has been updated with the following message:

"Tonight [July 20] KISS rocked Fukuoka [Japan] with a powerful attack that included three additional songs as well as a great medley of KISS classics! Feeding off another energetic crowd, KISS put it in high gear from the opening of 'Detroit Rock City' to the end of 'Rock 'n' Roll All Night'. Set additions were 'Deuce', 'Heaven's On Fire' and a rare performance of 'Kissin' Time'. The band began the encore with a great medley of 'Love Her All I Can', 'Parasite', 'She', 'Shock Me' with Paul [Stanley] on vocals, and 'Hotter Than Hell'!"

Fukuoka setlist ? July 20, 2006:

01. Detroit Rock City
02. Makin' Love
03. Watchin' You
04. King of the Night Time World
05. Deuce
06. Christine Sixteen
07. Firehouse
08. Got to Choose
09. Kissin' Time
10. Heaven's on Fire
11. I Love It Loud
12. Love Gun
13. God of Thunder
14. Do You Love Me
15. Shout It Out Loud
16. I Was Made For Lovin' You
17. Black Diamond
18. Let Me Go, Rock & Roll

Encore:

19. Medley: Love Her All I Can / Parasite / She / Shock Me (Paul on vocals) / Hotter Than Hell
20. God Gave Rock & Roll To You II
21. Rock & Roll All Night

(http://www.kissonline.com/news/images/fukuoka1.JPG)


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: mrlee on July 20, 2006, 07:00:58 PM
seriously, other than live shows, whats so good about kiss?


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: kupirock on July 21, 2006, 06:15:39 AM
09. Kissin' Time & Shock Me' with Paul Stanley on vocals...now that's odd ;D


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 23, 2006, 01:57:41 PM
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE:
(http://www.kissonline.com/news/images/beforeosaka1.JPG)

Above are a few photos of KISS right before they went on stage last night in Osaka and below is the complete set list from the show:

Detroit Rock City
Makin' Love
Watchin' You
King of the Night Time World
Deuce
Christine Sixteen
Firehouse
Got To Choose
Strutter
Heaven's On Fire
I Love It Loud
Love Gun
God of Thunder
Do You Love Me
Shout It Out Loud
I Was Made For Lovin' You
Black Diamond
Let Me Go, Rock & Roll

Encore:

God Gave Rock & Roll To You
Rock and Roll All Night

(http://www.kissonline.com/news/images/1_osaka.JPG)


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 23, 2006, 01:58:48 PM
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE:

Just arrived at Fuji Speedway for tonight's show. Photos are from Shinkansen (Bullet) Train from Osaka to Fuji earlier today. Paul is pictured with one of his favorite vocalists, Paul Rodgers. Also pictured is the Demon at rest, Eric, Tommy, Doc Mcghee and the band's hair stylist Dave Matthews!

(http://www.kissonline.com/news/images/bullettrain1.JPG)


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 23, 2006, 01:59:54 PM
KISS just finished rockin' the Fuji Speedway! Tonight's crowd was easily the most intense of the tour and KISS responded to the crowd in a big way, delivering an energenic, powerful set that ended their short Japanese Tour on a high note! Sebastian Bach, the Foo Fighter's Taylor Hawkins as well as members of Alice In Chains and the Click Five were rocking away in the pit during the show. Paul had a slight mishap tonight when he flew during "I Was Made For Loving' You". First he almost over shot the platform and then was actually stuck on the platform while a crew member worked to get the flying rig to Paul. The band never misseed a beat though and extended the song a little until Paul was back on the main stage. The band also played "Lick It Up" tonight!

Set List:

Detroit Rock City
Makin' Love
Watchin' You
King of the Nighttime World
Deuce
Christine Sixteen
Firehouse
Got To Choose
Strutter
Lick It Up
I Love It Loud
Love Gun
God of Thunder
Do You Love Me
Shout It Out Loud
I Was Made For Lovin' You
Black Diamond
Let Me Go, Rock & Roll

Encore:

God Gave Rock & Roll To You
Rock and Roll All Night

(http://www.kissonline.com/news/images/1_fuji1.JPG)


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 27, 2006, 08:10:18 AM
KISS frontman Paul Stanley has finalized the track listing for his first non-KISS release since his self-titled 1978 album (issued in tandem with solo projects from the other three original KISS members). The album, entitled "Live to Win", is scheduled for release in October via Universal Music. The CD features contributions from session drummer Victor Indrizzo, guitarist Corky James, former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5, former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick (who plays bass on a few songs) and noted string arranger David Campbell.

"Live to Win" track listing:

01. Live To Win [3:10]
02. Wake Up Screaming [3:04]
03. Lift [4:03]
04. Every Time I See You Around [3:30]
05. Bulletproof [3:03]
06. All About You [3:18]
07. Second To None [3:39]
08. It's Not Me [3:22]
09. Loving You Without You [3:19]
10. Where Angels Dare [3:23]

In a February 2006 interview with ABC News, Stanley revealed that he is planning a tour to support the CD, and said he'll be bringing out a bigger band than he's used at past solo gigs, "because there's a lot more going on on this album." He estimated he'll have about six people in his band. As for the musicians he used during the recording of "Live to Win", Stanley said, "[It's] some friends of mine ? it's not a 'who's who.' I didn't want to do one of those albums where you list people and it becomes some sort of a, trying to impress everybody with names. So it's a great album. Everybody loves it."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on August 31, 2006, 01:55:21 PM
According to KissKollector.com, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons told the "Dudley & Bob" morning show on Austin's classic rock station KLBJ that KISS will take out QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS on the band's 2007 tour. Gene said that both bands had talked during the "VH1: Rock Honors" show and agreed to hit the road together. In typical Gene fashion, he went on to claim in the interview that "QUEEN is playing with us, we're not playing with QUEEN."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 01, 2006, 11:22:39 AM
KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley has shot down reports that KISS will be touring with QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS in 2007.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Mr. Dick Purple on September 01, 2006, 11:46:33 AM
ohh crap, that would've been killer  :(


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 09, 2006, 01:32:31 PM
KISS guitarist/vocalist has announced the following solo tour dates in support of his upcoming album, "Live to Win":

Oct. 21 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
Oct. 23 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
Oct. 24 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
Oct. 26 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head
Oct. 27 - Atlantic City, NJ - Houseof Blues
Oct. 28 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Nov. 01 - Pittsburgh, PA - Palace Theatre
Nov. 03 - Milwaukee, WI - Rave
Nov. 05 - Detroit, MI - Emerald Theatre
Nov. 06 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
Nov. 07 - Minneapolis, MN - Qwest
Nov. 10 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
Nov. 11 - Portland, OR - Aladdin
Nov. 13 - San Francisco, CA - Filmore
Nov. 14 - Los Angeles, CA - House Of Blues


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: kupirock on September 09, 2006, 07:03:49 PM
The first installment of the long-awaited, long-rumored (three-volume) DVD box set of vintage KISS live performance footage is scheduled for an October 31 release. Titled "Kissology: Volume One 1974-1977", the two-disc set will have a running time of six hours and include clips and four complete concerts. However, as the years "1974-1977" in the title indicate, it won't include the full performance from either of the last two final clubs shows the band undertook in 1973 (December 21 and 22) at The Coventry in Queens, New York.

When former KISS manager Bill Aucoin discovered a tape in his archives a few years ago consisting of footage from these two last club shows KISS did before they went out on their first actual tour, he showed the video to Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley and ever since there have been negotiations on and off to get this material officially released on DVD. One of the two shows has been said to be the complete performance, while the other one is incomplete as a rehearsal had been taped over it.

When Bill Aucoin talked about the supposed vintage box set at the June 3 KISS Expo Belgium, he also mentioned several very cool bonus features to be part of the box set ? including a full audio recording of a KISS performance at The Daisy in 1973 along with rehearsal footage from the LaTang Studios as well as a demo recorded for Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart.

So, what will be on this six-hour DVD set then? According to the trailer, which you can view at this location, it includes "five infamous television appearances" (but ? in some sort of sad KISS tradition ? not complete as not all performed songs on "In Concert", "The Midnight Special" and "The Paul Lynde Halloween Special" are included!), four complete concerts and "never-before-seen live footage." All digitally restored video and 5.1 audio mix, and with liner notes from the band. The complete shows are: San Francisco '75 (January 31), Detroit '76 (January 26), Tokyo '77 (April 2) and Houston '77 (September 2). Other bits and pieces include the band's performance on "The Mike Douglas Show" in April of '74, the 1975 promo clips for "C'mon And Love Me" and "Rock And Roll All Nite" and the band's appearance on the English TV show "So It Goes" from August 21, 1976. This "definitive KISS video anthology" is presented by VH1 Classic, who will air the special "Hanging With... KISS" around the time of release. Distribution will be taken care of by Fontana Distribution, an independent music distribution company. And apparantly, the DVDs will also contain a couple of hidden features, being one song from one of the above mentioned final Coventry performances and KISS' one-song live performance at Ace Frehley's wedding, which took place on May 1, 1976 at The Americana in New York.

http://www.flashenhanced.com/mtv/kissology/kissology.htm

http://www.kisskollector.com/


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 16, 2006, 12:47:10 AM
Gary Graff of Billboard.com reports that the Kiss Army may be able to pack its gear for a tour in the near future, but not an album. The group's Paul Stanley, preparing for the Oct. 24 release of his solo album "Live To Win" and an attendant tour, tells Billboard.com he's "sure there will be a [KISS] tour at some point."

He even confirms that one of the ideas being discussed is a traveling version of the orchestral shows KISS played in 2003 in Australia, which resulted in the "Kiss Symphony" CD and DVD releases.

"It's not out of the realm of possibility," says Stanley, who welcomed his second son, Colin, with wife Erin on Sept. 6. "Anything's possible, but we're far away from conforming or committing to something like that. I'll let you know when it's true."

New KISS music is another matter, however. Stanley says as far as he's concerned, trying to make a new album in the shadow of KISS' classic repertoire is, at the very least, a challenge. "The fact is, [fans] may tolerate the new songs, but it's the old ones you want to hear," he notes. "I think Jimmy Page and Robert Plant found that out. THE [ROLLING] STONES certainly know it. THE WHO certainly know it. So unless you're willing to go into the studio accepting that how your album will be received will never match your expectations, I'm not sure it's worth the effort."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 16, 2006, 12:50:04 AM
Nearly three decades after releasing his debut solo album, KISS singer/rhythm-guitarist Paul Stanley is set to deliver a follow-up, and will back the disc with a fall tour.

Stanley has lined up a three-and-a-half-week outing that launches Oct. 21 in Atlanta and is scheduled to make stops in more than a dozen cities by mid-November. Details are shown below.

Three days after kicking off his tour, Stanley will issue "Live to Win," his sophomore solo effort. The album's title track will be available exclusively via Apple's iTunes Music Store starting Sept. 26.

October 2006
21 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
23 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
24 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
26 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
27 - Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues
28 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza

November 2006
1 - Greensburg, PA - Palace Theatre
3 - Milwaukee, WI - Rave
5 - Mount Clemens, MI - Emerald Theatre
6 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
7 - Minneapolis, MN - Qwest
10 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
11 - Portland, OR - Aladdin
13 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
14 - West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues

Ive listened to the album and personally I think it stionks


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 22, 2006, 11:31:09 AM
KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley kicked off his "Live to Win" solo tour Saturday night (Oct. 21) at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, Georgia. His setlist was as follows:

01. Live To Win
02. Hide Your Heart
03. A Million To One
04. Got To Choose
05. Move On
06. Bulletproof
07. Tonight
08. Lick It Up
09. Wouldn't You Like To Know Me?
10. Magic Touch
11. I Still Love You
12. Strutter
13. Every Time I See You Around
14. Do You Love Me
15. I Want You
16. Love Gun
Encore:
17. Lift
18. Detroit Rock City
19. Goodbye

(http://www.kissonline.com/news/images/paulsoundcheck.JPG)


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Gunner80 on October 22, 2006, 11:30:30 PM
I can't wait to pick up Paul's new disc! :)


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on November 04, 2006, 11:55:47 AM
Twenty-eight years after his first solo album -- released alongside the three other Kiss solo records at the height of the band's first marketing blitzkrieg -- Paul Stanley has released his second CD, "Live to Win." Tellingly, the album cover features Stanley, 54, front and center sans makeup. Stanley, who appears Tuesday at Myth nightclub, called two weeks ago from a tour stop in Orlando, Fla.

Q How does it feel playing without makeup once again?

A It's awesome. I love being a member of Kiss. But I have to say that going out and doing these shows, it points out to people where the power of this music really is, and where the heart and soul is. It's not in makeup or pyrotechnics.

Q This album shows a serious side -- or at least there are no songs like "Let's Put the X in Sex." Was that intentional?

A I hear the word "serious," and I equate it with "not fun." That's not the case here. I think I'm having more fun in my life than I've ever had. It's just a different kind of fun.

Q Do you care if this CD competes with Kiss commercially?

A Whether it sells 500 or 5 million copies, it doesn't change my life any. There's no pressure on me that way. The bills are all paid, folks. So for me, it was more important making the album I wanted to make.

Q Do you at least hope it tops Gene Simmons' last album?

A I can't comment on that.

Q Do you watch Gene's new reality show ["Gene Simmons' Family Jewels" on A&E], or have you seen him up-close and personal enough?

A Gene was at this tour's opening night in Atlanta. He's my brother and I love him. But he still does a whole lot of things that I scratch my head about.

Q What's next: another solo album or a Kiss tour?

A Both. There will definitely be another Kiss tour. We're sorting that out. But there will be another solo album, too.

Q Any Kiss songs on this tour?

A Yeah, they're my songs. I wrote 'em. And a lot of the ones I wrote, I also arranged.

Q Any standout memories from playing the Twin Cities?

A Did you say "mammaries" or "memories"? [Laughs.] That's why they call them the Twin Cities, isn't it?

Q The Kiss Koffeehouse is the band's latest branding gimmick. Are there no limits?

A What can I say? People come to us with great ideas. The fact that you can't base a coffeehouse on any other rock band is the other rock bands' problem, not mine. You know, credibility is someone else's idea of what I should be doing. But you'd also be surprised how many ideas we have turned down over the years.

Q Speaking of merchandising, when I was 7 or 8 I sent off for a keychain from the Kiss Army, even though I didn't have any keys. It never came. Any chance you can hook me up now?

A Sure, you got it.
[His publicist sent this keychain that day.]


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Gunner80 on November 10, 2006, 04:32:16 PM
The new Kissology box set kicks major ass! If you're a Kiss fan go pick it up right now.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on December 29, 2006, 10:34:53 AM
KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley will embark on a tour of Australia beginning in early April. So far the following dates have been released:

Apr. 11 - Twin Towns, Coolangatta
Apr. 13 - WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong
Apr. 14 - Civic Theatre, Newcastle
Apr. 17 - Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Apr. 18 - Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Apr. 20 - Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Apr. 21 - Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Apr. 24 - Burswood Theatre, Perth
Apr. 26 - Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide

Tickets are AUD $95.00 and will go on sale approximately six weeks prior to the shows.

As was the case on Stanley's recent U.S. tour, the backing band for Paul's Australian trek will be the house band from the CBS-TV show "Rock Star". The group, comprised of Paul Mirkovich (keyboards), Jim McGorman (guitar), Rafael Moreira (lead guitar), Nate Morton (drums) and Sasha Krivstov (bass), appeared on the first season of the show, "Rock Star: INXS", as well as this year's "Rock Star: Supernova".


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: GNRreunioneventually on December 30, 2006, 03:27:36 PM
I LOVE KISS have since i was three years old and saw them perform "Rock'n'Roll all nite" at the Olympics in 1994 (i think i dont remember i was three(fuck)). But i wish they would do one more, balls to the wall, album instead of all this best of crap. But i got the KISSology Vol. 1 and it kicks ass i love when Gene spits blood and breaths fire its so fucking cool and it reminded me why i love KISS : ok:

Heres to lookin foward to KISSology Vol. 2 :beer:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: WhiteRose on January 30, 2007, 03:11:09 AM
Well, I'm not exactly a big fan of comic books, but I'm sure that some of you are... and I've always had a soft spot in my heart for KISS.? :)

Cheers,
W.R.


Kiss seals comics deal with Platinum Studios

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The rock group Kiss has partnered with comic-book production company Platinum Studios to create a new comic-book entertainment company called the Kiss Comics Group.

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This is not the first time there have been comics featuring the members of the band, but it will be the first time that Kiss -- under the banner of Kiss Catalog Ltd., run by original members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley -- will produce its own comic-book-based characters.

The co-venture aims to be more than a publisher; it plans to expand the comic-book characters' images onto multimedia platforms including print, mobile, online, film, television and licensed merchandise.

First up from the KCG will be "Kiss 4K," the story of Simmons, Stanley and other band members' transformation from rock stars to world-protecting warrior spirits. "4K" will be released in March as a 3-foot comic priced at $50, with an intent to make it the largest comic book ever published. It will be followed by merchandise including apparel, video games and comic strips for cell phones.

Platinum, which has projects such as "Cowboys and Aliens" set up at Sony Pictures, is counting on Kiss' multigenerational, international fan base as well as more than 4,000 fan sites from around the globe and will launch simultaneously in the U.S., France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

The band members said they will be involved in all day-to-day decisions.

"The Kiss comics that have come out were licenses; they weren't truly part of the mythology," Platinum chairman Scott Mitchell Rosenberg said. "This is all of us working together. (Simmons and Stanley) care about every panel of every comic and how an image looks on a shirt."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

Here's the link to the article: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070130/music_nm/media_kiss_dc_1


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on January 31, 2007, 11:15:02 PM
Cameron Adams of Australia's Herald Sun recently conducted an interview with KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley. A few excerpts from the chat follow:

Herald Sun: You're touring your first solo album in 28 years, "Live to Win". How is it playing without wearing make-up and no special effects?

Paul Stanley: Surprisingly for some, there's arguably more power than some of the arena shows we do with KISS. There's nothing there to confuse anyone as to what the source of the power is. It's deadly good fun. This whole tour has reconnected for me why I got into music in the first place. I remember going to concerts as a kid, seeing JIMI HENDRIX or LED ZEPPELIN playing for a couple of thousand people. It wasn't about big-stage presentations, it was about big belief in music.

Herald Sun: The setlist contains a handful of solo songs and many Kiss songs.

Paul Stanley: There's so many great songs to play it'd be foolish to deny myself or the fans all the great tunes I've written that KISS does. You hear all those songs the way they were supposed to sound. I wasn't interested in changing "Love Gun" into a reggae tune.

Herald Sun: You're refreshingly honest about KISS fans not wanting to hear new material when you play. How have they reacted to hearing new Paul Stanley songs on this tour?

Paul Stanley: It's gone down tremendously. People come knowing they are going to get a night of me. I believe this is a very intimate, but very potent evening. I don't know who's smiling more, us on stage or the audience.

Herald Sun: Your solo band is the house band from the two series of "Rock Star". Is that the closest you'll ever get to doing a reality-TV show?

Paul Stanley: Oh God, I'd rather take a bullet in my head. You can either have reality or you can have TV, the two cannot co-exist. I have no desire to have my life played out to the public. I'm very happy to have my life for myself and also have my life on stage. They both make each other possible.

Herald Sun: Have you seen Gene Simmons' reality show "Family Jewels?

Paul Stanley: Honestly, I haven't. People say it's very good. He's happy. That's part of his personality and not mine.

Herald Sun: You've said you believe the number of things Gene does outside KISS lessens KISS's impact.

Paul Stanley: I think so. But he has every right to do them. I think some of his choices are questionable, but so what? God knows we've earned the right to go and do what satisfies us.

Herald Sun: What's the status of KISS?

Paul Stanley: We turned down a summer tour - for some reason it just wasn't that appealing. Truth be told I wouldn't mind going out and continuing with my solo band. But KISS absolutely will be out on tour again. It's inevitable.

Herald Sun: Gene came to your solo show. What did he think?

Paul Stanley: He was blown away. From what I heard, he posted something to that effect on his website. It's undeniable. It's as good as anything out there and better than most.

Herald Sun: What did you think of Gene's solo record "Asshole"?

Paul Stanley: It's not the album I would have made. It's not the album I would have hoped he made, but I'm only accountable for what I do.

Herald Sun: You've also had hip-replacement surgery. How's the new hip?

Paul Stanley: All I can say is I've been scoring knockouts every night.

Herald Sun: Is it true you spent the last few years of KISS tours in pain before the operation?

Paul Stanley: I'm a firm believer that when people pay for tickets they don't need a disclaimer from anyone on stage about their health or limitations. If you have to do that, you'd be better off giving everyone their money back. People don't come for excuses or to hear about your circumstances. I was in pain for years, it reached a point where it was literally difficult to get up the stairs to the stage. There was not much choice to become a little bionic.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on March 26, 2007, 11:05:02 AM
A new Gene Simmons interview appears in the April issue of England's Classic Rock magazine. Gene discusses his reality series "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" and "Gene Simmons Rock School", (non-)marriage, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss and Paul Stanley. On the topic of Ace, Gene says, "I love him dearly, he's a sweetheart, but he's his own worst enemy. He's great with lots of people around but when he's alone he doesn't like himself. And he numbs himself. He's been numbing himself for 34 years that I know of. I don't know how often I've seen him straight, but it's almost never."

As for Paul, there happened to be a spelling mistake in the advertisement for Paul's solo album "Live to Win" in Classic Rock a few issues ago that some readers found very amusing. Instead of "Bulletproof", one of the the album tracks was misspelled "Bulletpoof". Says Gene, "That's okay. Are you saying Paul pitches for the other side? It happens not to be the case, but I don't hink there'd be any problems if he did. Some of your biggest heroes are on the other side. Halford and Freddie and Elton, for example. You English make more of that than any country in the world. In fact, the preconceived notion of the English male is gay. You know that. It's based on the public schoolboy system. Sir Richard Branson told me all about it. The bullying often turns sexual. It's rampant."

Gene also talks about the possibility of the original band getting back together again. 'I personally don't want to," he says. "I love Ace and Peter, always have, and because of my tough love thing I've never been shy about saying they've been drug addicts and alcoholics, and they've destroyed themselves."

Is KISS now more of a heritage center than an actual band? "You can ask the STONES or Elton or anybody who's been around for 30 years or more the same question," Gene replies. "It's valid to say it is; it's valid to say it isn't. You want to know when we're going to do a new KISS record? The answer is: when we feel like it. And by the way, no matter what I said earlier, I reserve the right to change my mind about Ace and Peter any time I choose. 'Never say never' is true. How much did you say you want to pay is to get back together? How many hundreds of millions? People say you can't be bought. Fucking-A right you can. Even God passes the hat around at the end of the sermon."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: guns_n_motley on March 26, 2007, 09:33:07 PM
sounds like a new kiss album is possible


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Krispy Kreme on March 26, 2007, 10:25:14 PM
I am a member of tapetrader.com (anyone can join, unlike some of the sites posted here like  tracker and dime). Anyway, one  day I am  searching and I see this guy with about 350 Kiss concerts  and I think to myself, what  a fucking dweeb. And  then I check out  my list and I have like 450 Guns shows on CD and DVD and I realize that it is all relative. I personally don't like Kiss, but whatever rocks  your boat. If it moves you, ok then.  :beer:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on March 27, 2007, 12:42:19 AM
Kiss are probably the most underrated band ever.

Their stage show and personas overshadow the fact that they have AMAZING songs. Great riffs, solos and the lyrics and melodies are great also


they are never gonna be U2 or some band like that, but Kiss are amazing and Paul Stanley is the greatest frontman u never hear get mentioned in the discussion.

Not many Live vocalists as good as Paul.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: guns_n_motley on April 07, 2007, 02:04:46 PM
ive been on a kiss kick lately. been listening to alot of their albums. whats your favorite?? I think Destroyer is their best...their debut is great also.



Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: GNRreunioneventually on April 07, 2007, 02:31:54 PM
i love KISS especially there in the early days there 1st 6 albums i love. I really don't have a fav cause its all so good imo, but my fav 3 are self titeled "KISS", "dressed to kill", and "rock'n'roll over"

something about the lyric "put your hand in my poket grab unto my rocket" that every time i hear i just smile

\m/ KISS \m/

:headbanger:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Calcy on April 08, 2007, 07:36:44 AM
Hey, I'm kinda new to KISS. could anyone point me in the direction of a forum where I could download a gig or two (SBD if possible) to hear the bes tof them live. Cheers if possible.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: guns_n_motley on April 08, 2007, 10:24:16 AM
Hey, I'm kinda new to KISS. could anyone point me in the direction of a forum where I could download a gig or two (SBD if possible) to hear the bes tof them live. Cheers if possible.

Just buy the cd ALIVE!. a good kiss greatest hits for a taste of them would be "the very best of kiss"


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: slashisvr on April 08, 2007, 06:03:38 PM
Kiss along with the beatles created alot of the rock n roll theory style structure that we see everyday. evolutuion of these to bands made oretty much made every rock  n roll band.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on April 11, 2007, 09:16:44 PM
KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley kicked off his Australian solo tour Wednesday night (April 11) at Twin Town Services Club on the Gold Coast. The setlist was as follows:

01. Live To Win
02. Hide Your Heart
03. A Million To One
04. Got To Choose
05. Move On
06. Bulletproof
07. Tonight You Belong To Me
08. Lick It Up
09. Wouldn't You Like To Know Me
10. Magic Touch
11. I Still Love You
12. Strutter
13. Every Time I See You Around
14. Do You Love Me
15. I Want You
16. Love Gun
17. I Was Made For Loving You
18. Shandi
19. Detroit Rock City
20. Goodbye


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: GNRreunioneventually on April 11, 2007, 10:51:51 PM
Hey, I'm kinda new to KISS. could anyone point me in the direction of a forum where I could download a gig or two (SBD if possible) to hear the bes tof them live. Cheers if possible.

i think there is a new box set that has all of KISS ALIVE I, II, III, &, IV i forget what its called but i did see it the other day while at Wal * Mart it was $64.95 i said fuck that, why should i buy the box set when i already have all of them seperatly ;D

any who....... i say get KISS GOLD  a best of CD that i think is the best one out of all the best of's. Then do what i'm doing and start colecting all of there albums one by one starting there first one self titled KISS released in October of '73

Welcome to the KISS ARMY

:peace:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: guns_n_motley on April 12, 2007, 08:48:01 AM
Hey, I'm kinda new to KISS. could anyone point me in the direction of a forum where I could download a gig or two (SBD if possible) to hear the bes tof them live. Cheers if possible.

i think there is a new box set that has all of KISS ALIVE I, II, III, &, IV i forget what its called but i did see it the other day while at Wal * Mart it was $64.95 i said fuck that, why should i buy the box set when i already have all of them seperatly ;D

any who....... i say get KISS GOLD  a best of CD that i think is the best one out of all the best of's. Then do what i'm doing and start colecting all of there albums one by one starting there first one self titled KISS released in October of '73

Welcome to the KISS ARMY

:peace:

ya, kiss gold is killer. songs from all their albums in order from 1974-1980
then get 20th century masters volume 2. best of kiss 1982-1989
and Kiss 20th century masters volume 3- best of kiss 1990-present

But me, im starting to collect all their albums one by one. when I can find them. mainly the 70s stuff. and Revenge.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: GNRreunioneventually on April 12, 2007, 05:32:50 PM
yeah some of there albums you can't get in stores any more like Hotter than Hell and The Elder and there like 5 or 6 more you won't find in any store so you'll have to go to there web site www.kissonline.com and order then from there : ok:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: guns_n_motley on April 12, 2007, 10:38:09 PM
so, whats your favorite unmasked and masked cds?


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: deadflowerII on April 12, 2007, 11:01:16 PM
masked
......love gun
......destroyer
......dressed to kill

unmasked
......animalized
......revenge
.................... :beer:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: GNRreunioneventually on April 12, 2007, 11:07:38 PM
masked- self titled KISS, Dressed to kill, rock'n'roll over, creatures of the night

unmasked- animalized, revenge, lick it up

there come back albums like Creatures of the night and Animalized really had balls in the guitars :yes: :headbanger:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: estebanf on April 17, 2007, 05:47:08 PM
Kiss
Monsters Of Rock Festival
Castle Donington Park - Donington, England
August 20th, 1988


(http://www.gnrontour.com/sets1988/19880820poster1.jpg)

01- Deuce
02- Love Gun
03- Fits Like A Glove
04- Heaven's On Fire
05- Cold Gin
06- Black Diamond
07- No No No
08- Firehouse
09- Crazy Crazy Nights
10- Dr Love
11- Tears Are Falling
12- I Love It Loud (*)
13- Strutter (*)
14- Shout It Out Loud
15- Lick It Up
16- Rock And Roll All Night
17- Detroit Rock City

(*) - Taken from FM Radio source

http://rapidshare.com/files/26545113/KISSMOR1988.rar


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Mr. Redman on April 17, 2007, 06:14:21 PM
I've got Helloween and Megadeth also if anyone would like those.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: estebanf on April 17, 2007, 06:20:41 PM
I've got Helloween and Megadeth also if anyone would like those.
Me!  ;D


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Mr. Redman on April 17, 2007, 06:22:34 PM
^Alright. I'll probably, if not tonight, have 'em up Thursday.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: maurito148 on April 17, 2007, 09:11:29 PM
Megadeth wil be great. thanks


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Rocker_GNR on April 19, 2007, 12:29:47 AM
Amazing set list, Thanks trasandino........


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: GUNNER ROSE on April 29, 2007, 08:44:24 AM
Megadeth and Helloween will be great if you put them here ok. : ok:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: yioryo on April 29, 2007, 10:12:05 AM
Nice....apparently Axl and Lars Ulrich join Megadeth during 'Anarchy in the UK'


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Mr. Redman on April 29, 2007, 10:18:12 AM
I'll try n' have 'em up when I get off work. I don't have the time right now as I'm leavin' shortly.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 08, 2007, 04:17:33 PM
KISS rolls out initial summer date

Veteran rockers KISS have announced a pair of shows for July, the first steps in building what the band, in a website posting last month, had hinted will likely become a full-blown summer tour.

So far, the only destinations the band has on its calendar are a July 20 show in Sault Ste. Marie, MI, and an appearance the following day at Rock Festival 2007 in Cadott, WI. Australian-American rockers Mink, touring behind their debut single, 'Talk to Me," will provide opening support for both shows.

Joining bassist/singer Simmons and guitarist/singer Paul Stanley on stage are drummer Eric Singer--who first played with the group during the band's non-make-up years--and guitarist Tommy Thayer. In concert, Singer and Thayer wear the makeup and costumes made famous by original members Peter Criss and Ace Frehley, respectively.

July 2007
20 - Sault Ste. Marie, MI - Kewadin Casino
21 - Cadott, WI - Rock Festival 2007


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: GNRreunioneventually on May 08, 2007, 05:30:00 PM
I hate saying that they are my favorite band and that i haven't seen them :no: :'(

That woulld rock if they came to Omaha,? NE :D


KISS
:headbanger:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 12, 2007, 02:22:33 PM
KISS' official web site has been updated with the following message:

"KISS wanted you to vote on which rarely performed song they should play this summer and you responded in a big way! Over 12,000 KISS fans from around the globe voted for their song of choice and the winner is.... 'All American Man'.

"'All American Man' was clearly the fan favorite, receiving over one quarter of all the votes!"

Here are the complete voting results:

"All American Man" - 26%
"Mr. Speed" - 17%
"Rock Bottom" - 10%
"Almost Human" - 9%
"Magic Touch" - 8%
"Sweet Pain" - 8%
"Million To One" -7%
"Ladies Room" - 6%
"Strange Ways" - 5%
"Let Me Know" - 4%

KISS will perform "All American Man" at the following shows this month:

July 20 - Kewadin Casinos - Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
July 21 - Rock Fest 2007 - Cadott, Wisconsin
July 27 - Soboba Casino Arena - San Jacinto, California


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Stealthcamo on July 22, 2007, 10:46:30 PM
Well I saw em' on the 20th at the Soo. GOD DAMN IT KICKED ASS? :beer:! The boys know how to put on a show.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: von on July 28, 2007, 02:08:51 AM
Paul Stanley has fallen ill and is unable to perform at KISS's show tonight (Friday, July 27) in San Jacinto, CA. He's been sent to a local hospital with throat problems (not officially confirmed; there is also a **unsubstantiated** report on a KISS fan site that Paul's heart was approaching 200 beats per minutes and medical personnel tried medicines to settle it but it didn't work). He did perform at the soundcheck this afternoon around 6:00 p.m. PST. Gene Simmons is carrying the show and KISS are playing as a three-piece and having fans join them onstage to fill in for Paul. Setlist (so far):

01. Deuce
02. Cold Gin
03. Calling Dr. Love
04. (Long Pause) Christeen Sixteen
05. Nothin' to Lose (w/ Eric Singer on vocals)
06. I Love it Loud
07. Goin' Blind
08. Watchin' You
09. She
10. Parasite
11. God of Thunder
12. Let Me Go, Rock 'N Roll
13. Black Diamond (w/ Eric Singer on vocals)
14. Rock and Roll All Night

- Blabbermouth


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: stolat on July 28, 2007, 02:20:56 AM
Hope he pulls through. Get better man!


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: GNRreunioneventually on July 28, 2007, 02:41:05 AM
NO GOD WHY DON'T TAKE PAUL TAKE ME INSTEAD  :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying:

I"LL DIE FOR KISS


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: von on July 28, 2007, 03:06:18 AM
Paul is one of my favorite frontmen and KISS is one of my favorite bands. I hope to God he's alright, because people who sing and play guitar don't usually miss a show to go to the hospital over their throat.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: mrlee on July 28, 2007, 06:53:19 AM
hey at least kiss didnt pussyout of the show!


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: sjgotnitro on July 28, 2007, 09:13:07 AM
hey at least kiss didnt pussyout of the show!

Yea they did not want to have to refund money is probally the real reason.  :o


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Dr. Blutarsky on July 28, 2007, 11:05:53 AM
hey at least kiss didnt pussyout of the show!

Yea they did not want to have to refund money is probally the real reason.  :o

Gene $immon$  would never allow that !


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: chriskon72 on July 28, 2007, 12:07:13 PM
hey at least kiss didnt pussyout of the show!

Yea they did not want to have to refund money is probally the real reason.? :o


  No fuckin doubt...he would play with Shannon on gutair instead giving a refund.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 28, 2007, 06:58:05 PM
KISSONLINE.com

By Louis Antonelli, Jim Lunger & Keith Leroux
WIth photos by Hiro Shiga

Last night an extraordinary page was written in KISSTORY. At the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, California, last stop of the band?s 2007 ?Hit & Run? mini Tour, KISS performed as a TRIO for the first time ever. Immediately following the band?s sound check, Paul Stanley suddenly fell ill, with what was later determined to be a ?cardiac event?.

Once it was determined by emergency medical staff that Paul could not perform, there was talk that the show would need to be canceled. It was Paul himself, who insisted that the band play the show without him. Paul was concerned that fans had traveled long distances and because of the band's individual schedules the show could not be rescheduled.

KISS Manager Doc McGhee then took the stage to announce to the crowd that Paul was sick and unable to perform but that Gene wanted to speak with the fans. Gene asked the audience if they wanted him, Tommy & Eric to perform. The crowd responded with a defeaning chant of yes, yes, yes. With that, Gene announced that the concert (If they could pull it off), was a tribute to ?The Greatest Voice in Rock and Roll - Rock God Paul Stanley?.

With Paul en route to the hospital - Gene,Tommy and Eric played their hearts out in honor of their stricken leader! The set list evolved as the night progressed and KISS blasted their way into the hot night air - valiantly trying to hold it together minus the band?s heart & soul. In an emotionally charged moment, Gene told the crowd that he was an only child, but nevertheless had a brother ? Paul Stanley! ?Christine Sixteen' brought 11 invited fans onto the stage to help perform the song, and added a bit of lighthearted fun to the pensive night.

The trio went on to perform a full set including classics and rarities - ?Watchin? You?, ?Goin? Blind?, ?Nothing to Lose?, ?Black Diamond?, ?Cold Gin?, ?She?, and ?Parasite?. The sold out arena was filled with dedicated fans who appreciated what a unique night this really was, despite its bittersweet nature, and rocked hard & loud. As the final chords of ?Rock & Roll All Night? were struck, and the last jets of flames and confetti shot into the night sky, everyone realized what they had just witnessed was simply great music performed by dedicated, extraordinary musicians who really gave it their all, and then some.

Another thing every KISS fan at the show last night realized - is just how lucky we are that our favorite band, led by the greatest front man in Rock N Roll PAUL STANLEY, cares so much for us fans!

Get well soon Paul - we all love you!


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on July 29, 2007, 01:54:46 AM
Paul wil be ok.  He has never done drugs, he is in amazing shape and it was probably just some sort of food poisoning or random illness.

Im sure he will bounce back


he's Paul Fuckin Stanley!


And yes he probably is one of the best LIVE frontmen ever no bullshit about that.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on July 29, 2007, 03:39:16 AM
PAUL STANLEY: I'm Proud Of Rest Of KISS For Carrying On Without Me - July 28, 2007

KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley was forced to pull out of a show in California on Friday (July 27) after his heart started beating at more than twice the normal level, he said on his web site.

According to Reuters, the apparent tachycardia happened while the band was rehearsing for a performance at a casino in San Jacinto, California, about 90 miles (145 km) east of Los Angeles.

"During soundcheck yesterday, my heart spontaneously jumped to 190-plus beats per minute where it stayed for over an hour necessitating paramedics to start an IV and give me a shot to momentarily stop my heart and get it into a normal pattern," Stanley, 55, wrote on his site. "Not knowing if this episode was life-threatening made it even more exhausting. After consulting with both the paramedics and a cardiologist at Cedar Sinai, they confirmed my worst fear. They said that I would put myself at risk if I tried to do the show.

"I'm very proud of Gene [Simmons], Tommy [Thayer] and Eric [Singer] for carrying on without me. I apologize to anyone I disappointed and I'll make it up to you when I see you again."

A normal heart rate at rest is about 60 to 80 beats a minute, according to the American Heart Association.

Tachycardia, or rapid heart rate, can cause palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting or near fainting, the group said on its Web site www.americanheart.org.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 29, 2007, 11:13:23 AM
KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley was forced to pull out of a show in California on Friday (July 27) after his heart started beating at more than twice the normal level, he said on his web site.

According to Reuters, the apparent tachycardia happened while the band was rehearsing for a performance at a casino in San Jacinto, California, about 90 miles (145 km) east of Los Angeles.

"During soundcheck yesterday, my heart spontaneously jumped to 190-plus beats per minute where it stayed for over an hour necessitating paramedics to start an IV and give me a shot to momentarily stop my heart and get it into a normal pattern," Stanley, 55, wrote on his site. "Not knowing if this episode was life-threatening made it even more exhausting. After consulting with both the paramedics and a cardiologist at Cedar Sinai, they confirmed my worst fear. They said that I would put myself at risk if I tried to do the show.

"I'm very proud of Gene [Simmons], Tommy [Thayer] and Eric [Singer] for carrying on without me. I apologize to anyone I disappointed and I'll make it up to you when I see you again."

A normal heart rate at rest is about 60 to 80 beats a minute, according to the American Heart Association.

Tachycardia, or rapid heart rate, can cause palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting or near fainting, the group said on its Web site www.americanheart.org.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: fuckin crazy on July 30, 2007, 01:58:39 AM
Usually I don't go into these type of threads, but goddamn, once one gets past the make up, they were bubblegum ... grow up and put an end to the lie.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: stolat on July 30, 2007, 02:03:34 AM
Gene Simmons singing Charisma on Dynasty was so bubblegum!? :nervous:

And Beth is one of the most beautiful songs written ever!  :P


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: gilld1 on July 30, 2007, 11:08:29 AM
Kiss just won't be Kiss without Paul acting like a fag on stage.  "I aint talkin bout no 45, aint tallkin bout no 9 mm, I'm talkin about a Love Gun!"  What a homo.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: mrlee on July 30, 2007, 11:21:20 AM
Kiss just won't be Kiss without Paul acting like a fag on stage.  "I aint talkin bout no 45, aint tallkin bout no 9 mm, I'm talkin about a Love Gun!"  What a homo.

god gave rock n roll to you 2 the video, hes as camp as anything.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: CSS on July 30, 2007, 11:40:24 AM
Kiss just won't be Kiss without Paul acting like a fag on stage.? "I aint talkin bout no 45, aint tallkin bout no 9 mm, I'm talkin about a Love Gun!"? What a homo.

Yeah, that's so homosexual...

::)


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: gilld1 on July 30, 2007, 02:14:31 PM
It is when Paul says it.  I can't type with a lisp!  I was tolld by someone close to the band that PS swings both ways so as I said earlier, what a homo.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on July 30, 2007, 05:55:45 PM
PETER CRISS Says 'Fair' Split Is The Only Way He Would Take Part In Original KISS Reunion - July 30, 2007

Syndicated radio host and VH1 Classic VJ Eddie Trunk conducted a short interview with original KISS drummer Peter Criss on July 16. Watch the four-minute clip ? which aired on the MSG network ? at this location. A partial transcript of the chat follows:

Q: It doesn't sit right with you the way things ended with KISS.

Peter: No. It looks like? To me, we repeated history? 'kisstory.' It's like we had a great chance to make it right, I felt ? to make everything right, to make it all right again, and to really walk away the right away. It didn't happen, and it really distraught me. I wish it would've.

Q: Is there a side of you or something inside of you that kind of says you wish there could be some sort of closure on this?

Peter: Absolutely. I would have loved to walk away hugging and kissing and really feeling like champions.

Q: Do you hope for a day that you can do that? The question I am asking is, would you go down that road one last time with all four of the guys if there was one chance ? just one show ? to really put a bow on it?

Peter: It would have to be fair baseball. It really would. For me, it would have to be really fair. And you know what I'm talking about. It would have to be fair ? like really fair ? and I would. And that's the only way it would have to be. One, two, three, four ? fair. Everybody walks away fair. Nobody walks away with more than the others ? that's not fair.

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=77801


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 30, 2007, 06:15:43 PM
I seen this, but Pieter went a little to far with all the fair stuff lol....I personally dont think it should be 100 split in 4...I mean Gene and Paul are Kiss, no one can argue that, but Ace and Peiter deserve to be in the band still


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Gunner80 on July 30, 2007, 06:30:08 PM
Gene Simmons singing Charisma on Dynasty was so bubblegum!? :nervous:

And Beth is one of the most beautiful songs written ever!  :P
If you don't like the band stay out of the thread, You damned ding bat!!


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Loaded NightraiN on July 31, 2007, 12:39:06 AM
So whos in kiss nowa days?? Gene, Paul, Eric Singer, Tommy Thayer??

never knew they were so low on orginal members... Do the new guys get hiked up in makeup  :hihi:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: von on July 31, 2007, 01:48:13 AM
Kiss just won't be Kiss without Paul acting like a fag on stage.  "I aint talkin bout no 45, aint tallkin bout no 9 mm, I'm talkin about a Love Gun!"  What a homo.

It is when Paul says it.  I can't type with a lisp!  I was tolld by someone close to the band that PS swings both ways so as I said earlier, what a homo.

You're a real hateful person, you know that? There's no reason to call anyone a "fag" or a "homo," let alone talk about it in such an overtly negative context. To my knowledge, Paul's straight, but even if he were bi ... what the fuck does it matter to you? If you have something against someone or feel a need to define someone because you're a bigot and because of what you believe their sexual orientation to be, don't post in a thread about their hospitalization meant for fans to wish them well. Go post your feelings on fucking Blabbermouth. Take care.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Timothy on July 31, 2007, 01:54:06 AM
Kiss just won't be Kiss without Paul acting like a fag on stage.  "I aint talkin bout no 45, aint tallkin bout no 9 mm, I'm talkin about a Love Gun!"  What a homo.

Go chock on a cock...................


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: stolat on July 31, 2007, 02:02:38 AM
Gene Simmons singing Charisma on Dynasty was so bubblegum!? :nervous:

And Beth is one of the most beautiful songs written ever!? :P
If you don't like the band stay out of the thread, You damned ding bat!!

But I'm being serious! KISS was the first band I got into to!
Geez I didn't get sent to the principals office for bringing KISS makeup to school (and putting it on everyone) for nothing!


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: gilld1 on July 31, 2007, 08:26:44 AM
I assume that you mean "choke" on a cock.^^  Perhaps that was the real reason PS was sent to the hospital, he choked on a Love Gun. 

I guess I am a bit hateful because I truly hate Kiss.  They are a second rate gimmick band with no talent.  They had talent (Ace) but Gene and 3 Dollar Paul kicked him out.  His sexual orientation does not define him but his shitty music does.  He should just come out and let his fans know he's a fraud instead of staging photo shoots that surround him with 20-30 beautiful women.   


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on July 31, 2007, 09:40:15 AM
His sexual orientation does not define him

Well, why start calling him a 'homo' then?



Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: JMack on July 31, 2007, 10:11:48 AM
This turned into a very sensitive thread.? Remember words hurt. :'(
?
...............Relax Francis............


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: 2112 on July 31, 2007, 01:08:43 PM
It is when Paul says it.  I can't type with a lisp!  I was tolld by someone close to the band that PS swings both ways so as I said earlier, what a homo.

Jealous? Or what?



Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on August 01, 2007, 02:31:15 AM
Kiss just won't be Kiss without Paul acting like a fag on stage.? "I aint talkin bout no 45, aint tallkin bout no 9 mm, I'm talkin about a Love Gun!"? What a homo.


I take it u don't realize how fuckin moronic u sound right now...............


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: gilld1 on August 01, 2007, 08:37:18 AM
I am a moron because I call a spade a spade?  The man is a fraud, plain and simple.  I have heard other musicians talk about this, Sebastion Bach being one of them.  A true moron is someone who blindly defends their hero no matter what, like many of you inthis thread and just about everyone on this board in regards to Jesus...er I mean Axl.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: stolat on August 01, 2007, 12:27:26 PM
Oh, so don't KISS wear the full makeup when they perform anymore?

Does Paul no longer have the star on his face?


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on August 01, 2007, 02:59:35 PM
Dude I can't believe what I am hearing.

Paul Stanley is one of the HARDEST working Frontmen to ever grace a fucking stage.

The dude's heart jumped to 200 beats a minute and he could've died. U expect him to play a fuckin show when his heart is doing that? Coupled with the fact he is in his mid 50's, thats scary shit.


Paul Stanley and Kiss are one of the most reliable and Greatest Live ACTS EVER.

U will never hear anyone say they didn't get more than their money's worth at a Kiss concert.


Paul is an amazing songwriter,vocalist,frontman, and he is a geniunely great guy.

He has also fucked more women than u have jacked off to.

So if thats being gay, SIGN ME THE FUCK UP! : ok:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: gilld1 on August 01, 2007, 04:22:23 PM
I don't know about that, D, I've done a lot of jacking off!!

I saw Kiss live 3 times in 1996, the first reunion tour, and if I had only seen them once then I would probably still like them.  There is no emotion involved in their show, the same things are said between songs just the city is different, Gene's bass solo was horrible, I was just not impressed.  Personally, I thought AIC wiped the stage with them.  I don't want PS to die, I just think he sucks and is overrated and is a complete piece of shit for his (and Gene's) treatment of Ace.  I received information from a reliable source that worked with the band that said he was bi.  I will not retract those statements.  If he is, he is and if not then he's not but IMO he sucks dick either way.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Dr. Blutarsky on August 01, 2007, 05:38:56 PM
If Stanley is Gay or Bi, I really don't care. He's still a legend and a phenomenal performer. I highly doubt he is gay ( or bi), rather I  think its adolescent name calling level of intelligence.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on August 03, 2007, 03:54:37 PM
Joseph Hudak of TVGuide.com recently conducted an interview with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

TV Guide: Your family life is conventional, but your relationship with Shannon [Tweed] is anything but. Do you consider your relationship with her an open one?

Simmons: All relationships are open. Don't believe there's any difference between a monogamous and a polygamous relationship. Those are all just big words, like "gymnasium." Human beings will do whatever the hell they want to do. [But] they lie about it, because they think they have to answer to somebody. I want Shannon to stay with me only because she wants to, not because she has to.

TV Guide: Your son Nick has said he genuinely likes hanging out with his parents. That must make you proud.

Simmons: Very proud, but it's not the cornerstone. The cornerstone is never to negotiate with children. This permissive society has created monsters and they're called "kids." Nick and [daughter] Sophie behave and are charming and polite because they're not allowed not to be!

TV Guide: You have such an aversion to drugs and alcohol. I expect the kids have been duly warned.

Simmons: Oh, they know the rules. Ever see that movie "Holes"? If I catch them once, they'll find themselves in a camp out in the middle of the desert, digging holes.

TV Guide: Did that strict stance ultimately affect your relationship with original KISS members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss?

Simmons: Absolutely. They were thrown out of the band because they were drug addicts and alcoholics. Period. It's difficult enough to agree with someone who is straight, much less having to deal with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. This whole culture is obsessed with drugs and alcohol and smoking, and I will have none of it.

TV Guide: Would you play with them again? Or is that era of KISS over?

Simmons: It's difficult to talk about that because... they're damaged. Even if you're straight, can you play your instrument well enough to get up there and physically go through it? You're talking about 30 years of abuse. Everybody cares about Ace and Peter. I love them to death. But I don't want them to die on tour.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on August 24, 2007, 01:22:06 PM
KISS will perform live in Whistler (just outside Vancouver, British Columbia) in Canada on Saturday, September 15. According to a posting on KissOnline.com, "Whistler is primed to 'Rock & Roll All Nite' with 'The Hottest Band In The World'. Catch this legendary band under the stars in North America's number one resort destination. Updates will be posted soon ? including ticket on-sale date and venue info!"


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on August 25, 2007, 01:58:54 PM
It may be fall in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, but the Big Mountain Concert Company will turn up the heat as they stage a rare, outdoor appearance by KISS on Blackcomb Mountain, Saturday, September 15. This incredible concert will be the first of three exciting weekends starring big-name, international artists in the spectacular mountain setting of Whistler, Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Winter Games.

KISS is one of the world's biggest rock bands and they have played more than 3,500 concerts in front of 78 million fans around the world. "We're absolutely thrilled to be playing host to this legendary band," said Tourism Whistler Vice President of Marketing, Arlene Schieven. The world famous rockers will bring their extraordinary show to the slopes of Blackcomb Mountain at the Coca-Cola Tube Park Saturday, September 15th in a unique one-time outdoor concert event.

KISS invented stadium rock with their sci-fi Kabuki costumes, outrageous theatrics and, of course, their trademark make-up. In their extensive world tours, KISS has cultivated the most loyal fan base in music known as The Kiss Army. The stunning showmanship this band brings to the stage is overshadowed each time by their huge body of music. "Destroyer", "Rock and Roll All Night", "Love Gun" and "Alive" became the soundtracks for an entire generation of fans. KISS has sold 80+ million records throughout their career, and has earned more than 55 gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards since receiving their first gold record for KISS "Alive!" in 1975.

KISS rocked 800 million viewers at Super Bowl XXXIII, breathed fire into the closing ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and welcomed the New Year in Times Square for four consecutive years. Now they are ready to rock Whistler.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 29 at 8:00 a.m. PST and are available online at www.secureTicket.org or by calling 1.888.223.6620. For more information about KISS in Whistler go to www.bigmountainconcerts.com, www.whistler.com, www.KISSonline.com or www.secureTicket.org.

* Date: Saturday, September 15th
* Time: Opening acts 4:30 pm - 7:45 pm / KISS at 8:15 p.m.
(Gates, outdoor barbeques and beer gardens open at 3:00 p.m.)
Venue: Coca-Cola Tube Park, Whistler
* Tickets: $65.00 - $250.00 plus GST and applicable service charges. Seating is general admission.
* Tickets are available at by calling 1.888.223.6620 or online at www.secureTicket.org

I must admit this sounds like an amazing setting


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: LawsonsLaw007 on August 26, 2007, 07:54:58 PM
 i hope i am puting this in the right place so
 dose any one have any KISS bootlegs out thare???         KISS is  like my 2ed or 3 fav band and i think its  time to get some bootlegs from the bans  so if any one has any please post them!!!  :D


Thank!


Peace


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: estebanf on August 27, 2007, 02:35:37 AM
http://rapidshare.com/files/26545113/KISSMOR1988.rar

this is Kiss at the Monsters Of Rock Festival 1988 at Donington.

I am trying to complete all performances from that festival. So far I have GNR, Helloween, Megadeth, Kiss and David lee Roth. I dont know what I'm missing though.

Hope you like it dude.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: LawsonsLaw007 on August 27, 2007, 03:27:07 AM
Thanks Bro!!!!  8)
U R MY HERO!


ooo yeah u r missing the  Iron Maden show

and one last thing not to be annoying in any way could get a link to the DLR show



Peace


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: estebanf on August 27, 2007, 03:28:34 AM
Thanks Bro!!!!  8)
U R MY HERO!


ooo yeah u r missing the  Iron Maden show

and one last thing not to be annoying in any way could get a link to the DLR show



Peace


I forgot to mention it but I also have the Iron Maiden set!

I'll try to upload the DLR show soon.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: LawsonsLaw007 on August 27, 2007, 10:32:24 AM
thank you estebanf!




Peace


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: LawsonsLaw007 on September 04, 2007, 07:31:22 PM
FROM BlabberMouth.net


According to secureTicket, KISS' previously announced September 15, 2007 concert on Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada has been cancelled due to "logistical problems at the mountain concert site." If you have already purchased tickets for this concert, secureTicket will be processing the refunds during the next 48 hours.

KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley was forced to pull out of the band's July 27 show in San Jacinto, California, about 90 miles (145 km) east of Los Angeles when his heart started beating at more than twice the normal level.



Stanley wrote on his web site that he was advised performing would be risky, and the show went on without him. Fellow principal Gene Simmons told fans the group would play as a trio, and turned the show into a tribute to his ailing bandmate.


 Well that sucks for all that were planing on going


Peace


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: robw on September 21, 2007, 09:46:26 AM
Kiss where the first bangd i ever went ga ga for when i was about 9 or ten.

Was blasting my ipod kiss section the other day....reliving my youth, fantastic.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 19, 2007, 06:09:35 PM
According to KissNews.de, KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley revealed in a new interview that the band will play the Melbourne Grand Prix 2008 and that they will be touring in Australia and New Zealand in March 2008. So far there has been no official announcement on the matter.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 28, 2007, 10:18:16 AM
KISS performed Friday night (October 26) at a private event for the Entrepreneurs' Organization at the Beach at Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Entrepreneurs' Organization is a global community of business owners, all of whom run companies that exceed $1 million (U.S.) in revenue.

Over 1,500 business owners rocked from the opening of "Deuce" through the ending of "Rock and Roll All Nite" as KISS tore through a 17-song set. The atmosphere was reminiscent of a spring break party with many attendees standing in the pool that surrounded the stage, singing along to each song as beach balls flew through the air.

KISS' setlist was as follows:

01. Deuce
02. Shout It Out Loud
03. Makin' Love
04. Calling Dr. Love
05. Lick It Up
06. I Love It Loud
07. Do You Love Me?
08. Firehouse
09. Heaven's On Fire
10. Christine Sixteen
11. I Was Made For Lovin' You
12. God Of Thunder
13. Let Me Go, Rock & Roll
14. Love Gun
15. Black Diamond
Encore:
16. Detroit Rock City
17. Rock and Roll All Nite


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on December 28, 2007, 10:53:03 AM
Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley and his new band ? consisting of guitarist Derrek Hawkins, bassist Anthony Esposito and drummer Scot Coogan ? kicked off a four-date East Coast mini-tour Thursday night (December 27) at the Jaxx nightclub in Springfield, Virginia. The group's setlist was as follows:

01. Rip It Out
02. Hard Times
03. Parasite
04. Snowblind
05. I Want You
06. Rock Soldiers
07. Shot Full Of Rock
08. Into The Void
09. Breakout
10. Stranger In A Strange Land
11. Strange Ways
12. New York Groove
13. Shock Me
14. Rocket Ride
15. Medley
16. Love Gun
17. Cold Gin
18. Black Diamond outro
19. Deuce

Ace Frehley has scheduled the following dates during the coming months:

Dec. 28 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Dec. 29 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
Dec. 31 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
Feb. 01 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Feb. 22 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
Feb. 23 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
Feb. 24 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Feb. 29 - Niagara Falls, NY - The Bear's Den at Seneca Niagara Casino
Apr. 11 - London, UK ? Astoria


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: GNRreunioneventually on December 28, 2007, 06:04:06 PM
I'm glad Ace is still out there, its good for him.

btw has any one seen KISSology II? i thought it was great, i'm glad how they really focused on there comeback in the 80s instead of there sotf downfall from "The Elder" (but a world with out heros is still a good song imo)

the only thing is that it has some typos that i noticed were on disk 3 it skips a few songs and goes strait to the next concert. and i really liked the video at the end with Carr :rofl: it made me laugh when he mooned the camera..................too soon :'(

:peace:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: GeraldFord on December 31, 2007, 12:17:40 AM
I bought all three DVD sets the other day.

I didn't think there was too much from the Elder era, only a few songs....and I think that album's great, so no problem.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: GNRreunioneventually on December 31, 2007, 01:44:08 AM
I bought all three DVD sets the other day.

I didn't think there was too much from the Elder era, only a few songs....and I think that album's great, so no problem.

generally "the Elder" isn't to bad but it ruined KISS as a hard rocking band, at least that was the highth of there down fall. But then they soon came back kickin' ass :headbanger:



Question*
i'm hoping theres a bigger KISS nerd than me that knows the answer to this question but, Does any one know if there is some thing out there like an album or an EP or anything that has the original recordings done by Wicked Lester?

any info would be great.
thanks in advanced :peace:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: GeraldFord on December 31, 2007, 09:29:03 AM
A few songs from Wicked Lester you can find on the 5 disc set.


The unreleased album
The proper recording sessions for Wicked Lester's album, which began in November 1971 at Electric Lady Studios in Greenwich Village, took place during multiple sessions and were finished in July 1972. The album was a mixture of original material and covers, showcasing the group's eclectic style.[4][2] Three of the songs recorded for the Wicked Lester album would later resurface as Kiss songs, with varying degrees of similarity:

"We Wanna Shout It Out Loud" ? A cover version of a song that was originally recorded by The Hollies in 1970. The chorus would serve as the inspiration for "Shout It Out Loud" from 1976's Destroyer, although the two songs are completely different in every other respect.
"Love Her All I Can" ? Written by Paul Stanley, this would resurface on 1975's Dressed to Kill. Both versions feature similar arrangements.
"She" ? Written by Gene Simmons and Steve Coronel prior to the formation of Wicked Lester, this was also re-recorded for the Dressed to Kill album. The melody and arrangement in the two versions are nearly identical, although the original had congas and a flute that the Kiss version did not.
The only part of Wicked Lester's album to actually be released, initially, was the cover art, which was used for The Laughing Dogs' debut album in 1979.[1] CBS Records, who owned the rights to the album, remixed it and planned to release it in late 1976 to capitalize on Kiss's commercial popularity. Kiss and Neil Bogart, the president of Casablanca Records (Kiss's label), purchased the album from CBS for $137,500 and never released it. Eventually, Kiss bought Bogart's share outright.[2][4] Three songs from the album ("Keep Me Waiting," "She," and "Love Her All I Can"), however, were released in 2001 as part of Kiss's five-disc box set.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicked_Lester


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Howard2k on January 02, 2008, 11:59:56 AM
This is the box set being referred to:

http://www.amazon.com/Kiss/dp/B00005R72D/ref=sr_1_23?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1199293080&sr=1-23

There is an entire album worth of Wicked Lester stuff circulating though in bootleg circles, not hard to find.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: CheapJon on January 02, 2008, 12:42:29 PM
I read that they might come to stockholm sweden 30th of may i think it was..


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on January 04, 2008, 08:48:03 PM
Did anyone see The Apprentice last night?

Gene totally kicked ass.  He singlehandedly won the task.



Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: LawsonsLaw007 on January 04, 2008, 09:15:13 PM
Did anyone see The Apprentice last night?

Gene totally kicked ass.? He singlehandedly won the task.



yeah! no dout in my mind that he will win the whole thing he is a verry smart guy!

Peace


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on January 04, 2008, 09:25:16 PM
Did anyone see The Apprentice last night?

Gene totally kicked ass.  He singlehandedly won the task.



yeah! no dout in my mind that he will win the whole thing he is a verry smart guy!

Peace

I don't know dude!  He insulted Trump's daughter!  (well, he's gonna, in the next episode!)

I think Gene summed up Omarosa best.  "She's like a cockroach."

I sure hope Paul makes an appearance.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: GNRreunioneventually on January 04, 2008, 10:55:15 PM
no :(

will it repeat?


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on January 04, 2008, 10:56:34 PM
no :(

will it repeat?

Not that I know of.

It's on every Thursday, at 9/8 Central.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on January 12, 2008, 11:35:57 AM
Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has scheduled the following dates:

Feb. 20 - Rams Head Live! - Baltimore, MD
Feb. 22 - Center Stage Theatre - Atlanta, GA
Feb. 23 - House of Blues - New Orleans, LA
Feb. 24 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX
Feb. 26 - Pop's - Sauget, IL
Feb. 28 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
Feb. 29 - Bears Den At Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel - Niagara Falls, NY
Mar. 01 - Bears Den At Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel - Niagara Falls, NY
Mar. 08 - Eagles Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI
Mar. 09 - Emerald Theatre - Mt. Clemens, MI
Apr. 11 - London, UK ? Astoria


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: LawsonsLaw007 on January 17, 2008, 11:09:45 PM
Haha Gene Simmons Got Fired from The Celebrity Apprentice tonight. i think that sucks hes a great binsnes  man and good for Rateings

Peace


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on January 17, 2008, 11:25:54 PM
Haha Gene Simmons Got Fired from The Celebrity Apprentice tonight. i think that sucks hes a great binsnes  man and good for Rateings

Peace

Thanks dude, I was about to watch it in half an hour!  :rant:

Just kidding dude, it's all good.

It was good to see him win two tasks though.

How I hate Omarosa.

Guess that's it for now.  Gotta follow Ace now.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: GNRreunioneventually on January 17, 2008, 11:40:51 PM
FUCK FUCK FUCK !!! :rant:

He Never knows when to shut the fuck up! Trump was even kind of motioning for him to take that dumb cunt nelly :rant: :'(

:rofl: he's such a dumb ass but i love'em I just wish he wouldn't have been so Bullheaded tonight and amit defeat EVEN though theres was much better imo. Hydras thing was just a sloppy peice but in the end i guess the money talked and the Shit walked.


*sigh* i guess theres no reason for me to watch Aprentice anymore :(


:peace:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on January 18, 2008, 07:52:39 PM
I think Gene made his point and left the show on his terms.


I think he got tired of being on there and was ready to go home.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on January 18, 2008, 07:55:19 PM
I think Gene made his point and left the show on his terms.


I think he got tired of being on there and was ready to go home.

He probably had a tour planned out.  :hihi:



Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: GNRreunioneventually on January 18, 2008, 10:36:38 PM
the more i think about it i think there was a reason for him NOT wanting to be there any more because the Gene i know wouldn't play that shit with Trump..............at least i don't think :-\


:peace:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on January 19, 2008, 12:44:53 AM
Hydra has a great thing going.  It was close though.  Alec Baldwin's brother is going to get fired soon.

Is it me, or did the preview kinda give it away that the boys lose the next task?

It's funny how Omarosa doesn't do shit for the team, but has the biggest mouth.

I hate her so much!

And Nely too.  She ruined the task for Gene.  Oh well.  She will be next.  She continues to make bad decisions.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on January 19, 2008, 04:10:11 AM
Gene probably realized all the money he was losing by being on that show and not workin on projects.


Did the show long enough to get some more exposure and bailed on his terms looking like a cool motherfucker.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: GNRreunioneventually on January 19, 2008, 10:16:47 PM
^ i can understand that but he looked all but cool. Looked like a dumbass imo


:peace:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on January 23, 2008, 10:37:49 AM
One of the most legendary and influential bands in rock history, KISS will perform concerts in Sydney and Brisbane, Australia in March.

March 18 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre
March 20 - Acer Arena, Sydney

The concerts will follow the band's spectacular performance to close the 2008 Grand Prix in Melbourne on Sunday, March 16.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Carlos_f_Rose on January 23, 2008, 10:59:52 AM
(http://i.esmas.com/image/0/000/002/691/ESTV0429_LynMay_N.jpg)

Anyon seen gene simmons reality tv show with his family?


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: mrlee on January 23, 2008, 11:04:30 AM
(http://i.esmas.com/image/0/000/002/691/ESTV0429_LynMay_N.jpg)

Anyon seen gene simmons reality tv show with his family?


wtf is that?


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: GNRreunioneventually on January 23, 2008, 11:32:57 PM
(http://i.esmas.com/image/0/000/002/691/ESTV0429_LynMay_N.jpg)



Grosssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!! :puke:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Carlos_f_Rose on January 27, 2008, 01:04:26 PM


(http://media.phillyburbs.com/entertainment/0320genesimmons.jpg)

(http://i.esmas.com/image/0/000/002/691/ESTV0429_LynMay_N.jpg)


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on January 27, 2008, 07:29:10 PM
^I don't get it.  I don't want to get it.

Did anyone see Gene on Ugly Betty on Thursday? 


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: LawsonsLaw007 on January 27, 2008, 07:55:45 PM


(http://media.phillyburbs.com/entertainment/0320genesimmons.jpg)

(http://i.esmas.com/image/0/000/002/691/ESTV0429_LynMay_N.jpg)


Ewwwww       hah


Peace


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: LawsonsLaw007 on January 27, 2008, 07:56:29 PM
^I don't get it.  I don't want to get it.

Did anyone see Gene on Ugly Betty on Thursday? 

i dident see the full show but i saw clips. how was it?

Peace


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on January 27, 2008, 08:04:24 PM
^I don't get it.  I don't want to get it.

Did anyone see Gene on Ugly Betty on Thursday? 

i dident see the full show but i saw clips. how was it?

Peace

My mom called me down to the living room and we watched the end.  Turns out he's one of the characters' father.

I'll have my mom keep an eye out for Gene!  :hihi:

Gene has been all over the place lately!


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on January 29, 2008, 09:37:44 AM
According to a posting on KISS' official web site, the group's guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley confirmed last night (January 28) that KISS will tour Europe this May and June. They will play arena and stadium shows.

Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter reported last month that KISS is strongly rumored to be planning a headlining concert May 30 at Stockholm Stadion, an outdoor 30,000-seater arena. Although Swedish promoter EMA Telstar has reportedly reserved the date as an option for KISS to play at the Stadion, the show has **NOT** been confirmed as yet, however, and should be treated as a rumor only.

As previously reported, KISS will play Wellington's Westpac Stadium in New Zealand in March as part of a giant two-day rock festival.

Currently confirmed KISS shows:

March 16 - Melbourne, Australia - Ing F1 Grand Prix
March 18 - Brisbane, Australia - Entertainment Center
March 20 - Sydney, Australia - Acer Arena
March 22 - Wellington, New Zealand - ROCK2WTGN Festival


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: gnrlies247 on January 29, 2008, 07:08:36 PM
According to a posting on KISS' official web site, the group's guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley confirmed last night (January 28) that KISS will tour Europe this May and June. They will play arena and stadium shows.

Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter reported last month that KISS is strongly rumored to be planning a headlining concert May 30 at Stockholm Stadion, an outdoor 30,000-seater arena. Although Swedish promoter EMA Telstar has reportedly reserved the date as an option for KISS to play at the Stadion, the show has **NOT** been confirmed as yet, however, and should be treated as a rumor only.

As previously reported, KISS will play Wellington's Westpac Stadium in New Zealand in March as part of a giant two-day rock festival.

Currently confirmed KISS shows:

March 16 - Melbourne, Australia - Ing F1 Grand Prix
March 18 - Brisbane, Australia - Entertainment Center
March 20 - Sydney, Australia - Acer Arena
March 22 - Wellington, New Zealand - ROCK2WTGN Festival

There is strong rumours that they will headline Download festival this year.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on January 31, 2008, 11:59:50 AM
According to a posting on the KISS fan site KissNews.de, KISS will play shows in Italy and Russia in May. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows:

Mar. 16 - Melbourne, Australia - Ing F1 Grand Prix
Mar. 18 - Brisbane, Australia - Entertainment Center
Mar. 20 - Sydney, Australia - Acer Arena
Mar. 22 - Wellington, New Zealand - ROCK2WTGN Festival
May 13 - Verona, North-East Italy - Arena Di Verona
May 26 - St. Petersburg, Russia - Lednikovyj Dvorec

KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley confirmed this past Monday night (January 28) that KISS will tour Europe in May and June. They will play arena and stadium shows.

God damnet I wish Kiss would come to Toronto


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on February 08, 2008, 03:36:37 PM
Cameron Adams of Australia's Herald Sun recently conducted an interview with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons. A few excerpts from the chat follow;

On having his and partner Shannon Tweed's facelifts filmed for their reality series "Gene Simmons Family Jewels":

"If you want to see me wiping my ass on camera I will. I'll take a s--- on air, I don't care.

"I'm delusional. I thought I was beautiful before and I'm even more stunning now. The male of the species doesn't have to worry about those things, we just have to have a good job, then we'll attract the female.

"The female of the species is unfortunately stuck in that biological thing of stimulating the male of the species. Which is why the beauty industry is so powerful ? women."

On being "happily unmarried" to Tweed since 1985:

"Women reluctantly point to our family and say it works. But they don't like the non-married part because no social security is involved: a financial obligation, if you will. I refuse to have a financial obligation to anyone other than the mother who gave me life.

"Women's biology means they make one or two eggs a month and by their middle years stop being able to procreate entirely, so their biological urge is to corner a man so when they can't reproduce they have a man.

"The phrase is 'I'm going to get my claws in him' or 'he's a good catch' ? because he's trying to run away. Man's tendency is not to stick around. Which is unfortunate when you look at all the fathers and husbands who've walked out. Women are never surprised when that happens, they're just surprised it's happened to them.

"The reason I'm crazy about Shannon is she's a modern, 21st-century woman and she should be teaching all other women to get a life, get a hobby. Stop torturing the men."

On his arrangement with Tweed:

"I just don't care. That's why you never read about me in those trash mags women are addicted to. If I go to a strip club, and when I'm in Australia I intend to, I'll stand in front of the club and pose with the strippers all you like. You can take my photo and put them in your magazines because I'll be smiling."

On writing a book called "Ladies of the Night" ? "a personal and historical perspective of the oldest profession in the world":

"They [prostitutes] make a very good living doing what biology dictates, which is they charge for their companionship.

"What's the difference between that and a 15-year-old kid who eagerly tries to feel up his girlfriend but has to pay for the movie tickets and take her out to dinner? Men will always pay, they have always paid, call it what you will ? whether it's marriage, girlfriend or ladies of the night.''

On his two well-adjusted teenagers Nicholas and Sophie:

"They're both extraordinary young people because that's their job. They have no other purpose except to do well in school and be charming. I'll take care of all the rest, I'll risk my life, I'll make all the money.

"The idea of negotiating with kids is lunacy. It's pathetic what's happened to the male of the species. The father disciplinarian has all but disappeared in society. I see all these grown men negotiating with kids who've just learnt to wipe their asses. It's f---ing lunacy.''

On why there is no new KISS album:

"There's no new KISS material because there's no record industry.

"Any band who tries to do new material is trying to climb a slippery mountain. Every day record companies are folding. It'd be nice to have new KISS songs, but what's the business model? Do you just put songs on the Internet for free? Then what?''

On people who download music illegally:

"They're crooks. I would have sued the very first one and the very last one. As soon as you take somebody's property, that's stealing. People say to me 'You're rich, you have enough money'. It's actually not for anyone to decide that. I'll let you know when I'm too rich. The last time I checked, what we do isn't called charity, it's called the music business.

"Here we are today with exactly what I said would happen happening. The very same people that love the music the most have slit its throat and they're surprised it's dying. 'How come my new band can't get a shot?' 'Cos you killed it, bitch.

"Every day college kids who probably love music more than anybody are the same people slashing the record industry's throat by file sharing and downloading. It's the saddest thing for new bands. Doesn't affect me or KISS. We can continue to play stadiums and do very well, and we release DVDs.

"But there isn't a chance for a new band to become the next BEATLES or KISS because there isn't the infrastructure to do it."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on February 12, 2008, 03:21:33 PM
According to KissNews.de, KISS has scheduled the following dates during the coming months:

Mar. 16 - Melbourne, AUS - Ing F1 Grand Prix
Mar. 18 - Brisbane, AUS - Entertainment Center
Mar. 20 - Sydney, AUS - Acer Arena
Mar. 22 - Wellington, NZ - ROCK2WTGN Festival
May 11 - Munich, GER @ Olympiahalle
May 13 - Verona, ITA @ Arena
May 15 - Belgrade, SER @ USCE Stadium
May 24 - Moscow, RUS @ Olympissky
May 26 - St. Petersburg, RUS @ Newarena
Jun. 04 - Hamburg, GER @ Color Line Arena
Jun. 06 - Prague, CZR @ Saska Arena
Jun. 09 - Berlin, GER @ Velodrom
Jun. 10 - Mannheim, GER @ SAP Arena
Jun. 11 - Oberhausen, GER @ Arena
Jun. 13 - Catle Donington, UK @ Download Festival
Jun. 15 - Nijmegen, NETH @ Arrow Festival
Jun. 17 - Paris, FRA @ Bercy
Jun. 18 - Stuttgart, GER @ Schleyerhalle
Jun. 21 - Bilbao, ESP @ Kobetamendi

More shows will be announced soon.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on March 02, 2008, 08:16:17 PM
Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley hits the road in search of sober comeback

TORONTO ? Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley says he's laid down the law, forbidding booze or drugs among all band and crew members along for his solo tour, which lands in Canada on Monday.

The recovering alcoholic and drug user - whose days with the legendary rockers exemplified the sex-drugs-and-rock 'n' roll cliche - says he has to keep such temptations at arm's length.

"This time around, I'm real serious about my sobriety," Frehley says in a recent phone interview from the 21st floor of the Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

"I've surrounded myself with sober people, so it's really not that tough. It's very comfortable for me at this point, I just hope I can maintain it. I believe I can, but one day at a time, right?"

It's clear that keeping clean is top of mind for the genial Frehley, who launches into a description of life on the road by saying how nice it is "remembering what you did the night before," and by referring spontaneously to his "clean date" - Sept. 15, 2006 - and his 17 months of sobriety.

"But who's keeping track?" he cackles with laughter, one of several outbursts that seem to emerge at the slightest provocation.

Still, Frehley, speaking with a slow-paced gravel delivery, says he doesn't regret much from his storied past, crediting those rocky experiences with bringing him to where he is today.

Frehley's battles with addiction are said to have fuelled his split with KISS bandmates Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley in 1983, about three years after the departure of original drummer and party cohort Peter Criss.

While Simmons and Stanley committed to a drug-free lifestyle, Frehley indulged to excess, finding himself getting into trouble on a number of occasions, and dragging others down with him.

"I did some silly things in those days and (there were) a lot of car accidents and missed recording sessions and you know, this that and the other thing. I'm glad that all that mayhem and insanity is behind me," says Frehley, who once led police on a 145-kph car chase in 1982.

"I'm probably happier now than I have been in a long time, I should have done this a lot sooner."

Being on tour can be an especially hard test, and rebounding from a lapse in judgment is not easy. Frehley notes he fell off the wagon at a show with Tommy Lee two years ago and it took him the whole summer to get back on track.

"The road can drive you crazy," says Frehley, who took on the persona of the "Space Ace" while with KISS.

"If you're partying too much, that can wear you down, make silly decisions. I mean, look how many famous rock stars we've lost to drugs and alcohol."

With his addiction in check, Frehley says he's excited by the prospect of a career comeback, noting he's planning to release a solo album in April inspired by his self-titled debut in 1978, which spawned the hit "New York Groove."

The '80s saw Frehley release more pop-oriented solo material under the moniker Frehley's Comet, but it was that first disc that remains a favourite among fans. Frehley says he studied the old album for inspiration in crafting the new one, reportedly working again with friend and drummer Anton Fig, house drummer for "Late Show with David Letterman".

But those expecting a preview at his concerts won't get one, he says.

"It's not that I don't want to play a couple of the new songs but it's like, everytime I do a concert it ends up on YouTube the next day. Everybody's been waiting for this album for so many years, I really wanted it to be a surprise," he says, going on to attempt a description in his heavy Bronx accent.

"Most of my songs are pretty mindless. You know, there's a song called 'Pain in the Neck'...there's another song called 'Sister.' What are they about? I have no idea."

"I can't tell you how many times in the past people have come up to me and said, 'Wow, I really understand what you meant in that song,' and I have no idea what they're talking about."

"Usually, I just agree with them," he says, erupting into another cackle.

The 56-year-old guitar hero says he's all too aware that fans look up to him in more ways than one.

"I think a lot of people maybe partied a little harder than they normally would because they were fans of mine and they knew I was doing that," he says.

"I don't want to get up on a platform and tell people not to drink and use drugs, all I can do is say: 'Hey, you know, maybe by my example, maybe if you're thinking about turning your life around, I did it. Maybe you can do it."'

Frehley kicks of a string of Canadian dates Monday in Montreal, followed by stops in Quebec City and Toronto. Later dates include appearances in Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on March 04, 2008, 04:05:18 PM
New Zealand's The Dominion Post recently conducted an interview with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons. A few excerpts from the chat follow:

On whether he cares whom he offends:

"Hell, no. I'm too rich to care. People give me a hard time for being a ruthless businessman but these are the kinds of people who cut my grass and take out my trash. I, meanwhile, am deliriously happy.

"Why? Because I get to be me. People say money can't buy you happiness but I have no time for such loser notions. I am happy and I'm hungrier for money now than I've ever been."

On his political views:

"I'll tell you where I stand politically. In terms of social issues, I'm very liberal. I support gay marriages and I think women should rule the world and get paid as much money as men. But in terms of fiscal issues, I'm very conservative. I'm against the welfare state and I support giving people jobs, not charity. In my view, if you're too lazy to work, you need a bitch slap from God.

"In terms of foreign policy, I'm conservative too. I don't buy the idea that if our troops leave the Middle East, the Taliban and al Qaeda would wake up the next day and say 'You know what? I think we should turn over a new leaf and stop trying to blow up the world. Let's just stay here in the desert and read books.' If you think that's gonna happen, you're on crack. These people are nut jobs."


On KISS' longevity:

"Well, you know, people still want to see us, so who are we to disappoint them? After 35 years together, we're still having the time of our lives, so why stop? I love playing live! When I get up on stage, I feel like the god that I am. Not only powerful but also deeply attractive.

"You know, if you're a rock star, you can wake up each morning next to a girl whose name you never bothered to learn! If you're not a rock star, it's all `what sign are you, let's have dinner, I won't put out on the first date' and other such torture that girls will put you through. But if you're in a big band, you cut to the chase."

On being happily unmarried to his current partner, former Playboy model Shannon Tweed:

"Yes, I've been with Shannon for 25 years but I refuse to get married because I think it's a sham. For one thing, men are poorly designed for monogamy. We tend to be promiscuous. It's biological. Women manufacture one or two eggs a month, during which time the male of the species manufactures 10 billion sperm!

"This tells you that the Bible is correct and a man was designed to 'spread thy seed.' So if I sleep with a lot of women, just think of me as doing the Lord's work."

On whether Shannon is happy about him sleeping with other women:

"No. But Shannon and I are not married and I do not answer to her. We care for each other, but I don't ask her permission to do anything. I am my own man, and I'm also delusional enough to think I'm right about everything. In fact, if I was a benevolent dictator, I think I could eradicate most of the world's problems very quickly. For instance, in my world, drug dealers would be put to death on the spot."

On capital punishment:

"Murderers would be put to death, too. I'm sick of all this permissive society bullshit! If someone kills somebody, I don't want to hear how that person's father molested him or whatever. I want to hear that he's been shot.

"Death is a wonderful cure for violent lunatics. Please! I don't want to find out what made you violent; I want to kill you! If a mad dog starts biting people, shoot him, for God's sake. Don't waste my time telling me why he's mean."

On KISS' massive merchandising business:

"Our licensing and merchandising is a complete juggernaut and secretly the envy of every band. I mean, it's all very well being RADIOHEAD or REM, but we have more imagination. How about 13m KISS toothbrushes that sing 'Rock'n'Roll All Night' inside your mouth when you brush your teeth? People have five senses, and I want KISS to invade them all. Sure, I want you to come to a KISS concert and see us and hear us, but then I want you to go home and eat KISS cereal.

"Ideally, I want the air you breathe to be KISS air, because then I can charge you for every gulp you take of that air."

On the Kiss Kasket:

"Well, I think everything in life should be branded, including your coffin. Even so, I have no desire to be buried in a Kiss Kasket myself. Being under the ground has no appeal.

"I prefer flames. I'm a pyro kinda guy. I'd prefer to go up in smoke and afterwards they can put a tombstone somewhere saying 'Gene Simmons: Thank You and Good Night.'"

What a guy lol


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on March 10, 2008, 04:26:25 PM
KISS' official web site, KissOnline.com, has been update with the following message:

"Australia and New Zealand... you wanted the best and you're about to get it!

"On Saturday KISS wrapped up an exciting week of rehearsals for the Down Under leg of their KISS Alive 35 World Tour. The band rehearsed a wide range of classics from all periods, including 'KISS Alive!' in its entirety!

"KISS can't wait to rock the Australian and New Zealand KISS Armies again... It's been four years since their last Australian show, and over 12 years since their last New Zealand show."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: ACE_is_BACK on March 10, 2008, 08:35:06 PM
KISS' official web site, KissOnline.com, has been update with the following message:

"Australia and New Zealand... you wanted the best and you're about to get it!

"On Saturday KISS wrapped up an exciting week of rehearsals for the Down Under leg of their KISS Alive 35 World Tour. The band rehearsed a wide range of classics from all periods, including 'KISS Alive!' in its entirety!

"KISS can't wait to rock the Australian and New Zealand KISS Armies again... It's been four years since their last Australian show, and over 12 years since their last New Zealand show."

It is impossible for this group of guys to perform KISS Alive! in it's entirety. Alive is more than an album. It is the capturing of the magic those original 4 guys had together. Tommy can try to play Ace note for note but he only continues to prove he is not from outer space and can not replicate the looseness and the energetic feeling that came off of Ace's playing. Singer is a great drummer and actually sings pretty good too. I've seen his vocal capabilties in black diamond and nothin' to lose but when it comes down to it, he's just not the catman, yet unforutnately, the catman of today is probably farther away from being his old self than what eric can replicate. With that being said, even being as die-hard of a KISS fan as I am, it's hard for me to pick what drummer I want in the band. For nostalgia's sake, I'd take pete because I have seen him perform and he is still pretty damn good(in terms of his own ability) but he slows the whole show down unfortunately; they have to play everything at a slower pace. His voice is still awesome and raspy as ever though. But I guess that the lineup I would LOVE to see, as in the best show overall, would be Ace, Gene, Paul and Eric. It would be an unbelieveable show and they could play anything from their huge catalog they want, plus you would sill get the raw energy Ace brings. Anyway, back on topic, I would hate to see tem performing Alive in it's entirety...save that for another reunion(though highly unlikely), because you know, it just isn't right. I saw Anthrax(the reunited lineup) play Among the Living in it's entirety and it was unfuckingbelievable but if Danny Spitz wasn't up there playin lead, it just wouldn't be the same. What Gene and Paul are doing is considered to be sacrilige enough, they need not to cross the line even further by trying to recreate the BEST LIVE ALBUM EVER.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on March 10, 2008, 09:09:15 PM
I fortunately got to see the REAL Kiss in concert and it was amazing.


Im not a fan of bands trying to recreate something with brand new people and passing it off as what its not.


I loved and accepted the Kiss with Eric Carr and Bruce Kulick because they were who they were.

Dressing two guys up in another guys makeup and tryin to sell them off as that person is lame as fuck.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on March 10, 2008, 09:32:04 PM
Well this is the first time I've weighed in on this...but I see both points ok...ya its not the original band...but you gotta give Gene credit...part of him didnt want Ace and Peter there because of the drugs and there playing was sloppy at times....so he got rid of them...so I understand it from that point


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: ACE_is_BACK on March 10, 2008, 09:56:25 PM
Well this is the first time I've weighed in on this...but I see both points ok...ya its not the original band...but you gotta give Gene credit...part of him didnt want Ace and Peter there because of the drugs and there playing was sloppy at times....so he got rid of them...so I understand it from that point

you mean Gene and Paul. I hate how everyone think KISS is one man. Gene deals with alot of/all the business aspects but Paul is the actual leader of the band. He is the one who organizes everything and makes sure everything goes acordingly to plan...also, Ace didn't get kicked out of KISS. He left because on the 2003 tour with Aerosmith, it was billed as co-headlining, yet KISS were to go on first every night due to "how hard their stage is to take apart", In a nutshell, Ace said "fuck you, I'm not opening for Aerosmith, have fun without me". Peter thought Ace was on board and signed on, theefore the lineup for that tour was gene, paul, peter and tommy thayer. Pete hated the tour and didn't sign back on afterwards because he couldn't stand watching a former errand boy for Gene "stand in a legend's shoes" so he left, though I think that was somewhat of a mutual decision as Gene and Paul knew the respect between the band and the music were both suffering with Pete there. Fast forward to the present and Ace is kicking ass on his solo tour and prepping his new album, Gene and Paul have their version of KISS which is getting amazing ticket sales all around the world, and yeah they put on a good show, but it's not KISS and well, peter is still bitching and moaning about money, which seems to be all that matters to him. Ace is the real musician of KISS, he is playing clubs and doing so very happily(and SOBER). He doesn't care about bringing in tons of cash, he just wants people to know who he is still and where KISS' sound really comes from.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: CheapJon on March 11, 2008, 07:00:30 AM
peter is still bitching and moaning about money, which seems to be all that matters to him.

and money doesn't matter to gene and paul? :hihi:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: ACE_is_BACK on March 11, 2008, 02:11:01 PM
didn't say money doesn't matter, but neither one of them bitch about it in every interview possible. Pete won't get over the fact that it will never be an even 4 way split if KISS were to get back together. He was the first member to ever LEAVE the band back in the day, and then once Ace left, The only original members were Gene and Paul, therefore, they own KISS and it goes from a 4 way split to a two way split. If members come back, they are employees of Gene and Paul, Pete doesn't understand that and seems to think he can leave and comeback whenever he chooses and have all the rights he did when the band was in its original form.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on March 11, 2008, 04:48:15 PM
Ok my apologies Ace...I was under the impression that Ace was kicked out by Gene (and Paul) because Gene being so against drugs and alcohol....I know Peter left on his own....so im taking your word thats what happened


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on March 13, 2008, 04:56:52 PM
Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has scheduled more East Coast dates in May. His schedule is now shaping up as follows:

Mar. 14 - Calgary, AB - Flames Central
Mar. 15 - Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Events Centre
Mar. 17 - Missoula, MT - Wilma Theater
Mar. 18 - Spokane, WA - Big Easy
Mar. 19 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
Mar. 21 - San Francisco, CA - Grand Ballroom at Regency Center
Mar. 22 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
Mar. 24 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Mar. 25 - West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
Mar. 26 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
Mar. 28 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Mar. 29 - Rapid City, SD - Rushmore Civic Theater
Mar. 31 - North Kansas City, MO - Voodoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino
Apr. 01 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Apr. 03 - Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues
Apr. 04 - New York, NY - Nokia Theatre
Apr. 11 - London, England - Astoria
May 02 - Richmond, VA - The National
May 03 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
May 04 - Milvale, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre
May 06 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
May 08 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
May 09 - Council Bluffs, IA - Whiskey Roadhouse
May 10 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
May 12 - Houston, TX - Meridian
May 14 - Nashville, TN - Wildhorse Saloon
May 16 - N. Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
May 17 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
May 18 - Saint Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing
May 20 - Greenville, SC - The Handlebar


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on March 13, 2008, 04:58:37 PM
KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley has told Australia's The Daily Telegraph that his touring days with the band may soon be numbered.

"I really, firmly believe there will come a time when the band will continue without me," Stanley said.

"Some people can't imagine it without me, but I'm here to tell you, I can. There is somebody out there with the same amount of passion and the same amount of drive," he said. "Which is not to say I wouldn't want to have creative control."

In Stanley's eyes, KISS is bigger than any one member of the band. Bigger than just a band, KISS is a philosophy.

"I think KISS is more about a point of view, about a respect for fans and about a loyalty and a direction much more than it is the people in the band," he explained.

"We don't follow the same rules as other bands. I can't live within the boundaries people set for me. I believe KISS is founded on something so solid that it will continue to live on, the way a football team continues.

"There have been great players, but there will always be other players."

Regarding his relationship with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons, Stanley said, "I think we think of ourselves as brothers. Brothers means you can never get rid of each other, even when you want to. We go about ourselves very differently. What we choose to put at the forefront or publicize is very different.

"Certainly, one of us spends quite a bit of time telling the world that he's the genius behind the band. This didn't happen because of a single person. It is the combustibility and the chemistry of people who don't necessarily view things from the same perspective which makes KISS.

"We tend to put our egos aside when it comes to making decisions for the band."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Gunner80 on March 14, 2008, 02:54:01 AM
KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley has told Australia's The Daily Telegraph that his touring days with the band may soon be numbered.

"I really, firmly believe there will come a time when the band will continue without me," Stanley said.

"Some people can't imagine it without me, but I'm here to tell you, I can. There is somebody out there with the same amount of passion and the same amount of drive," he said. "Which is not to say I wouldn't want to have creative control."

In Stanley's eyes, KISS is bigger than any one member of the band. Bigger than just a band, KISS is a philosophy.

"I think KISS is more about a point of view, about a respect for fans and about a loyalty and a direction much more than it is the people in the band," he explained.

"We don't follow the same rules as other bands. I can't live within the boundaries people set for me. I believe KISS is founded on something so solid that it will continue to live on, the way a football team continues.

"There have been great players, but there will always be other players."

Regarding his relationship with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons, Stanley said, "I think we think of ourselves as brothers. Brothers means you can never get rid of each other, even when you want to. We go about ourselves very differently. What we choose to put at the forefront or publicize is very different.

"Certainly, one of us spends quite a bit of time telling the world that he's the genius behind the band. This didn't happen because of a single person. It is the combustibility and the chemistry of people who don't necessarily view things from the same perspective which makes KISS.

"We tend to put our egos aside when it comes to making decisions for the band."
Paul is so full of shit!  Kiss are dead!


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: ACE_is_BACK on March 14, 2008, 01:29:16 PM
KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley has told Australia's The Daily Telegraph that his touring days with the band may soon be numbered.

"I really, firmly believe there will come a time when the band will continue without me," Stanley said.

"Some people can't imagine it without me, but I'm here to tell you, I can. There is somebody out there with the same amount of passion and the same amount of drive," he said. "Which is not to say I wouldn't want to have creative control."

In Stanley's eyes, KISS is bigger than any one member of the band. Bigger than just a band, KISS is a philosophy.

"I think KISS is more about a point of view, about a respect for fans and about a loyalty and a direction much more than it is the people in the band," he explained.

"We don't follow the same rules as other bands. I can't live within the boundaries people set for me. I believe KISS is founded on something so solid that it will continue to live on, the way a football team continues.

"There have been great players, but there will always be other players."

Regarding his relationship with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons, Stanley said, "I think we think of ourselves as brothers. Brothers means you can never get rid of each other, even when you want to. We go about ourselves very differently. What we choose to put at the forefront or publicize is very different.

"Certainly, one of us spends quite a bit of time telling the world that he's the genius behind the band. This didn't happen because of a single person. It is the combustibility and the chemistry of people who don't necessarily view things from the same perspective which makes KISS.

"We tend to put our egos aside when it comes to making decisions for the band."
Paul is so full of shit!  Kiss are dead!

well, the real KISS is dead(for now) and creatively, I believe they are dead as well(or just not interested in new material)...but in their defense I don't think selling out stadiums and arenas and having to add multiple shows everywhere they play around the world would be considered dead.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Howard2k on March 14, 2008, 03:32:52 PM
KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley has told Australia's The Daily Telegraph that his touring days with the band may soon be numbered.

"I really, firmly believe there will come a time when the band will continue without me," Stanley said.

"Some people can't imagine it without me, but I'm here to tell you, I can. There is somebody out there with the same amount of passion and the same amount of drive," he said. "Which is not to say I wouldn't want to have creative control."

In Stanley's eyes, KISS is bigger than any one member of the band. Bigger than just a band, KISS is a philosophy.

"I think KISS is more about a point of view, about a respect for fans and about a loyalty and a direction much more than it is the people in the band," he explained.

"We don't follow the same rules as other bands. I can't live within the boundaries people set for me. I believe KISS is founded on something so solid that it will continue to live on, the way a football team continues.

"There have been great players, but there will always be other players."

Regarding his relationship with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons, Stanley said, "I think we think of ourselves as brothers. Brothers means you can never get rid of each other, even when you want to. We go about ourselves very differently. What we choose to put at the forefront or publicize is very different.

"Certainly, one of us spends quite a bit of time telling the world that he's the genius behind the band. This didn't happen because of a single person. It is the combustibility and the chemistry of people who don't necessarily view things from the same perspective which makes KISS.

"We tend to put our egos aside when it comes to making decisions for the band."


Ouch - Paul's pretty scathing there... 


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: cfcsfc on March 20, 2008, 09:44:13 AM
Just got back from Kiss in Sydney. Amazing show, put alot of other bands shows to shame.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: GNRreunioneventually on March 21, 2008, 12:19:37 AM
KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley has told Australia's The Daily Telegraph that his touring days with the band may soon be numbered.

"I really, firmly believe there will come a time when the band will continue without me," Stanley said.

"Some people can't imagine it without me, but I'm here to tell you, I can. There is somebody out there with the same amount of passion and the same amount of drive," he said. "Which is not to say I wouldn't want to have creative control."

In Stanley's eyes, KISS is bigger than any one member of the band. Bigger than just a band, KISS is a philosophy.

"I think KISS is more about a point of view, about a respect for fans and about a loyalty and a direction much more than it is the people in the band," he explained.

"We don't follow the same rules as other bands. I can't live within the boundaries people set for me. I believe KISS is founded on something so solid that it will continue to live on, the way a football team continues.

"There have been great players, but there will always be other players."

Regarding his relationship with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons, Stanley said, "I think we think of ourselves as brothers. Brothers means you can never get rid of each other, even when you want to. We go about ourselves very differently. What we choose to put at the forefront or publicize is very different.

"Certainly, one of us spends quite a bit of time telling the world that he's the genius behind the band. This didn't happen because of a single person. It is the combustibility and the chemistry of people who don't necessarily view things from the same perspective which makes KISS.

"We tend to put our egos aside when it comes to making decisions for the band."


Ouch - Paul's pretty scathing there... 

i adore what Paul said there very true and i think Peter and Ace would agree

:peace:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Howard2k on March 21, 2008, 08:27:49 PM
Just got back from Kiss in Sydney. Amazing show, put alot of other bands shows to shame.

They put on an awesome show.   Very simple stuff musically but highly entertaining.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on March 28, 2008, 12:52:45 PM
KISS has announced that meet-and-greet and pre-show soundcheck packages for the band's upcoming European Kiss Alive/35 Tour are now on sale. The packages are being sold exclusively on KissOnTour.com, the online destination for Kiss Alive/35 World Tour. These new exclusive VIP packages mark the first time KISS has ever offered meet-and-greets with fans in Europe. The European tour is set to kick off May 9 in Oberhausen, Germany.

Fans will have the opportunity to meet KISS through three VIP packages.

* KISS Pre-show Soundcheck Package: Includes an exclusive pre-show soundcheck, a KISS tour program, a KISS Europe '08 shirt, an official KISS pre-show laminate, and a $25 coupon good for the official KISS online store.

* KISS Meet-And-Greet Package: Includes an exclusive meet-and-greet with KISS, a personal photograph with the band, an 8x10 band photograph, a KISS tour program, a KISS Europe '08 shirt, an official meet-and-greet laminate, and a $50 coupon good for the official KISS online store.

* KISS Meet-And-Greet and Pre-show Soundcheck Package: Includes an exclusive meet-and-greet with KISS, an exclusive pre-show soundcheck, a personal photograph with the band, an 8x10 band photograph, a KISS tour program, a KISS Europe '08 shirt, an official KISS VIP laminate, and a $50 coupon good for the official KISS online store.

Meet-and-greet packages do not include tickets.

Fans worldwide will also be able to sign up for the KISS Army Fan Club for exclusive, year-round access to KISS. An annual Premium Membership will include a coveted new KISS Army membership kit, a $10 coupon to the KISS Online Shop, 10% discount to the KISS Online Shop, access to the members-only section of KISS Online, and access to exclusive Fan Club Pre-Sales.

The 2008 European Kiss Alive/35 Tour will play March 16 through June 21, and span seventeen countries, including stops at some of the biggest summer music festivals and first-ever KISS concerts in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Verona. This tour marks the first time the band will appear in Europe since their sold-out Psycho Circus Tour in 1999. A number of dates have already sold out on the tour including shows in Finland, Sweden, and Norway.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: w.axl.rose on March 29, 2008, 05:31:58 PM
here you go

http://cgi.ebay.com/Gene-Simmons-KISS-Spirit-in-New-Door_W0QQitemZ170203446791QQihZ007QQcategoryZ434QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on April 13, 2008, 05:44:37 PM
Sakis Nikas of Rockpages.gr recently conducted an interview with KISS drummer Eric Singer. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

Rockpages.gr: Will you change the set-list for the upcoming tour in Europe?

Eric Singer: I am not sure, yet? but I think that we will do a special set-list for the European audiences, so as to express our gratitude for making this tour so succesful. You will like it? wait and see.

Rockpages.gr: I was talking with Paul [Stanley] a few days ago and he told me that he didn't expect the success of the European tour, at least at such extent. Did you see it coming?

Eric Singer: Well, I have to say that I agree with Paul 100%. Nobody expected that this tour would be bigger than the Reunion tour and especially for Paul and Gene [Simmons] was a big surprise but also a big satisfaction. Tickets are selling out fast everywhere? that's great!

Rockpages.gr: That means that there will come a time when KISS will be a band without any of the original members in the line-up. At least, Paul has said so?.but do you think that this is possible?

Eric Singer: Let me tell you this: Never say never with KISS! I won't rule anything out.

Rockpages.gr: Do you see yourself in a few years in KISS and at the same time being the oldest of the line-up?

Eric Singer: I would like that?why not? But, despite what Paul says about KISS carrying on without him, the truth is that I haven't seen anyone that could replace Paul! I have seen many tribute bands and the problem was always the fact that nobody, and I mean nobody, could immitate Paul's voice or moves. There's only one Paul Stanley!

Rockpages.gr: I agree! Tell me something?you were there without make-up and now you are playing with the famous cat make-up. Do you see any differences in the band from all the years that have passed by?

Eric Singer: Well, I think that the band, now, knows exactly what it wants regarding the live shows and its career in general. In the early '90s we were thinking about things like which direction we should follow, what kind of an album we will release, the stage show etc. Now we offer exactly what the people want: A KISS show with full make-up, fireworks, explosions, platform boots and all the other stage acts that will entertain each and everyone! Each KISS fan has grown up in a different phase of KISS career? "Asylum", "Revenge", the 70s records etc. We try to please as many as we can?after all everybody loves the make-up show!

Rockpages.gr: Is there any truth to the rumor that KISS entered the studio recently to re-record some classic songs from the back catalogue?

Eric Singer: Where did you hear that?

Rockpages.gr: I have my sources?well, is it valid information?

Eric Singer: I will tell you, but tell me first who told you?

Rockpages.gr: Jimmy Haslip?he saw you in the studio a while ago and he was quite certain that Paul had told him that KISS re-recorded old tracks?

Eric Singer: OK! Yes, that's true! You know that many bands re-record songs so as to have the control over the copyrights. For example, if someone asks for a KISS tune, the band doesn'' have to get into a bureaucracy with the record label. It is very convenient?

Rockpages.gr: Tommy Thayer sang "Shock Me", causing some turmoil amongst the KISS Army. Would you sing "Beth" if Paul and Gene asked you to?

Eric Singer: Yeah, although I don't really think that Gene would ask me (to do) such thing as he doesn't like ballads at all. But, I wouldn't have any problem. It's not a sign of disrespect?I know that almost everybody has linked this song to Peter Criss. But at the same time, it is a good song and by singing it I only show respect to KISS and Peter


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on April 16, 2008, 03:39:02 PM
Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley, ASH, AIRBOURNE, BLACK STONE CHERRY, PENDULUM and ELLIOT MINOR have been confirmed for this year's Download festival, set to take place the weekend of June 13-15 at Donington Park, Leicestershire, UK.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

Friday, June 13:

KISS
JUDAS PRIEST
MOT?RHEAD
DISTURBED
KID ROCK
SEETHER
SIMPLE PLAN
RISE AGAINST
ACE FREHLEY
FIGHTSTAR
JOB FOR A COWBOY
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN

Saturday, June 14:

THE OFFSPRING
INCUBUS
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
BIFFY CLYRO
ALTER BRIDGE
MADINA LAKE
36 CRAZYFISTS
HIM
ASH
PENDULUM
THE SUBWAYS

Sunday, June 15:

LOSTPROPHETS
JIMMY EAT WORLD
COHEED AND CAMBRIA
IN FLAMES
WITHIN TEMPTATION
APOCALYPTICA
BLACK STONE CHERRY
CAVALERA CONSPIRACY
CHILDREN OF BODOM
ELLIOT MINOR
JONATHAN DAVIS
AIRBOURNE

Tickets for Download are on sale now, priced at: a full weekend ticket ?130, standard camping ?20, camper van ?40, family zone camping ?20, lockers ?11, parking ?10 in advance or ?15 on the day.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on April 16, 2008, 08:50:15 PM
According to a posting on the KISS fan site KissNews.de, KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer told an Italian radio station earlier today (April 16) that the band will perform all songs from its classic "Alive!" release on the forthcoming European leg of the Alive 35 World Tour along with "obscure songs never played before." Thayer also revealed that plans exist for the group to hit the road in the U.S. and Canada later in the year as well South America and possibly Japan.

KISS will wear the "Destroyer" costumes for the upcoming tour, which will kick off in early May.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 02, 2008, 10:15:26 AM
Chris Riemenschneider of the Star Tribune recently conducted an interview with original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

Star Tribune: Do you think it's a fair tradeoff doing a solo tour? That is, you don't have to put the makeup on, but you also don't get to play as big a venue.

Ace: I don't even think about the makeup. I took the makeup off in 2001, and I really don't plan to put it back on. As far as the smaller audiences, usually the smaller places have better acoustics and you're closer to the people, more intimate. A lot of times that can be a lot more fun. I'm used to playing arenas with a pit and security guards between the band and fans; there's always that distance. The places I play now, people can touch me. As long as they don't get too intimate, you know? [Laughs/cackles.]

Star Tribune: It's been well over a decade since you did a solo tour. How are things different now?

Ace: For me, things are definitely better because I'm clean and sober now. That puts a different twist on everything. It's great to wake up without a hangover and not remembering what you did the night before. Life just seems to be getting better all the time.

Star Tribune: Was it harder to stay sober when you toured with KISS?

Ace: Not really. If I was having a good time and everybody was doing the right thing, I might've stayed. It just turned into the same nonsense that led to me leaving in '82. It all started happening again. For me, rock 'n' roll should always be fun. That's the reason I got into the business. When it's not fun anymore, it's time to move on.

I just had to leave because it wasn't fun anymore and I wanted to move on with my solo career, which I left on the back burner when I rejoined the group in '96. It was time. It was billed as the farewell tour, and then the reunion tour. They're still doing shows in Europe now. That wasn't the whole concept of the way it was presented to me when I jumped on board again.

Star Tribune: How do you feel about them touring with [former roadie] Tommy Thayer in your place, with the same makeup?

Ace: I really don't think about it [laughs], or I'd rather not think about it. I have no control over that. The fans don't seem too happy, though. What KISS is doing right now reminds me of like what some great fighters have done in the past when they come out of retirement, when they should have just rolled up the towel. That's the way it seems to me now. It's getting embarrassing.

Star Tribune: What can we expect to hear on your new album?

Ace: There are some good heavy rockers, some instrumentals, some midtempo stuff. It's the classic Ace Frehley sound and writing. I think everybody is going to ultimately be pleasantly surprised. I can't believe it's been like 15 years since I put out a studio album. Where the hell did time go [laughs]?



Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on May 02, 2008, 10:50:17 PM
Yeah, i think having Tommy Thayer in Ace's makeup is pretty shitty. I personally love Kiss but won't see this lineup.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: fuckin crazy on May 02, 2008, 11:03:06 PM
KISS sucks! OK, now that I have said it, maybe, just perhaps ... oh nevermind! I didn't mean to spam your board, but ...


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: cfcsfc on May 03, 2008, 10:53:16 AM
Yeah, i think having Tommy Thayer in Ace's makeup is pretty shitty. I personally love Kiss but won't see this lineup.

If you love KISS, then you're missing out. Was an incredible show.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on May 03, 2008, 01:59:32 PM
I saw the original back in 2000. If they come close to me, Id be really tempted. Id have to see my financial situation.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: LawsonsLaw007 on May 03, 2008, 03:00:48 PM
I saw the original back in 2000. If they come close to me, Id be really tempted. Id have to see my financial situation.

WHAT!!! You arnt geting the Meet N Greet and Sound Check Package for $10,000  :hihi:

Peace


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on May 03, 2008, 08:17:48 PM
That really costs 10,000?

Are u kidding me?


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: LawsonsLaw007 on May 04, 2008, 02:24:45 AM
haha no but what ever $1050euros is

Peace


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on May 04, 2008, 03:57:15 AM
I think these outrageously priced Meet andGreets are ridiculous.

Bon Jovi charged 1,000 bucks to go to the side of the stage for 3 songs.

What a rip.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 10, 2008, 10:06:05 AM
KISS kicked off its European tour earlier tonight (Friday, May 9) at Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. Photos from the concert and a short English-language review can be found at Norway's NRK.no.

The group's setlist was as follows:

01. Deuce
02. Strutter
03. Got To Choose
04. Hotter Than Hell
05. Firehouse
06. Nothin' To Lose
07. C'mon & Love Me
08. Parasite
09. She + Tommy Thayer solo
10. Watchin' You
11. Rock Bottom
12. 100.000 Years + Eric Singer solo
13. Cold Gin
14. Let Me Go, Rock & Roll
15. Black Diamond
16. Rock and Roll All Nite
-------------------
17. Shout It Out Loud
18. Lick It Up / Won't Get Fooled Again
19. Gene solo + I Love It Loud
20. I Was Made For Lovin' You
21. Love Gun
22. Detroit Rock City

KISS' next performance will take place Sunday (May 11) at Olympiahalle in M?nchen, Germany


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: HBK on May 11, 2008, 06:52:23 PM
KISS In Chile In October 2008...

 8) 8) 8)

HBK *


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Howard2k on May 12, 2008, 01:53:25 AM
That's a great looking set list!


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Chief on June 06, 2008, 11:58:05 PM
ok check this out, this is crazy stuff!

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=98467


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Gunner80 on June 07, 2008, 02:07:31 AM
Kiss are dead! have been for eight years. Creatively for 31 years.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on June 07, 2008, 03:16:39 AM
Kiss are dead! have been for eight years. Creatively for 31 years.


31 years?

dude, u have lost your mind.

Creatures of the night is one of the best Kiss albums ever,Lick It up is great, Animalize, Asylum, Crazy nights

and dont forget one of the best cds of the 90's Kiss "Revenge" that CD is fuckin great and I challenge anyone to listen to that cd and tell me different.



Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Carlos_f_Rose on July 12, 2008, 04:37:57 PM
Kiss, I like them but they are not creative in their concerts.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Dead N' Bloated on July 17, 2008, 12:27:20 AM
Kiss, I like them but they are not creative in their concerts.

You really think so? IMO KISS has one of the greatest stage shows ever, they perform with alot of power and sound fucking great.


 :peace:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on August 16, 2008, 11:27:09 AM
On August 27, DefSTAR Records/Sony Music Japan will release "Jigoku-Retsuden", a new KISS greatest-hits CD featuring all-new recordings of 15 KISS classics. The tracks were recently recorded and feature Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer. A limited-edition version of the CD will include a bonus "Kissology Special" DVD with live footage from KISS' legendary 1977 performance at Budokan.

"Jigoku-Retsuden" (new recordings CD):

01. Deuce
02. Detroit Rock City
03. Shout It Out Loud
04. Hotter Than Hell
05. Calling Dr. Love
06. Love Gun
07. I Was Made For Lovin' You
08. Heaven's On Fire
09. Lick It Up
10. I Love It Loud
11. Forever
12. Christine Sixteen
13. Do You Love Me
14. Black Diamond
15. Rock And Roll All Nite

"Kissology Special" DVD (limited edition only):

Live At Budokan Tokyo, Japan '77

01. Detroit Rock City
02. Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll
03. Ladies Room
04. Firehouse
05. I Want You
06. Cold Gin
07. Nothin' To Lose
08. God Of Thunder
09. Rock And Roll All Nite
10. Shout It Out Loud
11. Black Diamond

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3113/2715266114_d8f5c31087.jpg)


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: GNRreunioneventually on August 16, 2008, 01:11:28 PM
yet another greatest hits cd. How many different cds do you need that have the same shit on all of them. Don't get me wrong i love KISS they're by far my favorite band ever (G'n'Rs #2) but seriously....


i say 5 more shows in 5 of the biggest stadiums in america the actual final finally of KISS with all original members with peter and ace and put tommy and eric on the side lines to watch. and then just do tv shows kastets and all the other shit in between.

:peace:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on April 06, 2009, 12:03:02 PM
KISS is celebrating 35 years of rockin' the world like no other band has ever done before. The legendary band, currently touring soccer stadiums of South America, announced from Brazil today that their upcoming U.S. and Canadian tour will be the world's first to put fans in charge of where their favorite artist plays. By partnering with Eventful, the leading social media company for events, fans will "Demand" where KISS will perform on their latest trek across the top-voted North American markets beginning this September. No matter where the fans say ? from stadiums to cornfields ? if there are enough votes, KISS will be there! And in order to keep the competition fair for smaller cities, final site selection will weigh population size versus total votes.

Today at the zero hour of exactly 3:00 p.m. EDT, an official video announcement by the band's Paul Stanley, Eric Singer, Tommy Thayer and Gene Simmons (see video at KISSonline.com) kicks off this first-ever promotion. Immediately following the video's debut run, fans across the U.S. and Canada can cast their votes at www.eventful.com/KISS to have their town included on the KISS 2009 North American tour. Fans will be able to vote, and check the tally of what cities are in the lead, 24/7 across the Web at the previous sites; as well as on KISS' MySpace and Facebook, Ticketmaster's KISS page, VH1Classic.com, and many more.

Even after garnering more than 30 gold and platinum records and in excess of 90 million albums sold worldwide, KISS continues to prove the band makes the fans their #1 priority.

"KISS has never followed the rules ? we have always broken them. KISS has never listened to critics-we have always listened only to the fans," said Gene Simmons. "It's time to give back to the fans with bigger shows and longer set lists. And for the first time anywhere, we want our fans to tell us where they want us, and when."

Said Paul Stanley, "No band has ever given their fans the power to decide what cities they play, and no fans deserve it more than ours. We're leaving the next U.S. and Canadian tour up to the Army. When they stand up, they will be counted!"

Just for voting for their town, all KISS fans will have the opportunity to purchase pre-sale tickets prior to the general on-sale. In addition to joining in on the major campaigns launched by rock radio in each city, fans are also incentivized to create their own viral videos online, motivating their fellow residents to participate in casting votes for a KISS show in their city. City-specific "best-of" compilation reels of these videos will be shown on jumbo screens at venues before each concert.

On this upcoming tour, fans will be treated to a set of some of rock's greatest hits, including "Rock and Roll All Nite", "I Was Made for Lovin' You", "Detroit Rock City", "God Gave Rock & Roll to You" and "Shout It Out Loud", among many others. The band is currently recording its first new studio album in 11 years (produced by Paul Stanley).


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: CheapJon on April 06, 2009, 12:18:48 PM
sounds cool^

so the band is both currently touring (real) football stadiums in south america and currently recording their first studioalbum in 11 years?


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 16, 2009, 03:55:54 PM
KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley was a guest this morning (Friday, May 15) on NBC Philadelphia to promote his art exhibitions this weekend at Wentworth Gallery in King of Prussia.

When asked about a possible KISS tour of the U.S., Stanley replied, "We're about two weeks from the album being completed ? the first album in ten years. [It's] very much a vintage, classic-sounding album, right back to our roots. We are really thrilled with it, and you will be, too. And that will be followed by a classic KISS tour ? flying around the stage, blowing stuff up; all the stuff you want to see. When you are paying hard-earned money for a ticket, you should know where that money is going. And when you come to see us, it's like seeing Superman at the circus."

KISS' upcoming U.S. and Canadian tour will be the world's first to put fans in charge of where their favorite artist plays. By partnering with Eventful, the leading social media company for events, fans will "Demand" where KISS will perform on their latest trek across the top-voted North American markets beginning this September. No matter where the fans say ? from stadiums to cornfields ? if there are enough votes, KISS will be there! And in order to keep the competition fair for smaller cities, final site selection will weigh population size versus total votes. Fans across the U.S. and Canada can cast their votes at www.eventful.com/KISS to have their town included on the KISS 2009 North American tour. Fans are able to vote, and check the tally of what cities are in the lead, 24/7 across the web at the previous sites; as well as on KISS' MySpace and Facebook, Ticketmaster's KISS page, VH1Classic.com, and many more.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: gunner22 on May 16, 2009, 04:05:43 PM
Kiss are dead! have been for eight years. Creatively for 31 years.

Indeed.  (http://www.newgnr.com/forum/Smileys/chindem/puke.gif)


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on June 21, 2009, 04:20:23 PM
KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley has issued the following udate:

"We're about four days from finishing the new KISS album. Eleven tracks, and it IS everything I've told you. It IS classic. It IS all written within the band. And IT ROCKS BIG TIME! Tommy [Thayer, guitar] and Eric [Singer, drums] both handle lead vocals. The songs, sound and playing will knock your socks off. You will all be as proud and excited as we all are. Oh...and WAIT till you see the cover! We ARE just getting started!"

As previously reported, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons confirmed that a deal is in the works with Wal-Mart that will result in an "entire section" of the giant retailer's stores across the country (apparently dubbed "Kiss Korner") being dedicated to KISS.

Simmons and Stanley made a surprise stop at the at the 39th annual Wal-Mart shareholders meeting on June 5 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Though they didn't perform, a camera crew from Simmons' A&E TV show "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" followed him around Bud Walton Arena.

There has been no official announcement of a KISS deal with Wal-Mart for the band's next CD, although artists such as THE EAGLES and AC/DC have both issued recent albums exclusively through the giant retailer. In addition, AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry may have inadvertently let it slip that the band's next studio album will come out exclusively through Wal-Mart.

KISS made headlines in April when it announced its U.S. and Canadian tour will be the world's first to put fans in charge of where a tour is routed. This is destined to be the most explosive show of the year; and by partnering with web site Eventful, fans will "Demand" exactly where KISS and will perform in (top-voted) North American markets beginning this September.

KISS just wrapped up an astonishing trek through South America, where fans hailed the band at sold-out stadium shows across the continent. From the Hipodroma la Rinconada in Caracas, Venezuela to the River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, KISS treated fans to a set of some of rock's greatest hits, including "Rock and Roll All Nite", "Detroit Rock City", "God Gave Rock & Roll to You" and "Shout It Out Loud", and more. The group's 2009 South American tour also included sold-out dates in Santiago, Chile; Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil; Bogota, Columbia and Lima, Peru.

An official video announcement by the band's Paul Stanley, Eric Singer, Tommy Thayer and Gene Simmons (see video at KissOnline.com), shot in front of a capacity crowd in Santiago, kicked off this first-ever tour promotion. With tens of thousands of their Chilean counterparts cheering in the background, North American fans were astonished to learn that they were being put in charge of routing their favorite band's upcoming tour.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on June 21, 2009, 04:43:12 PM
I am so fucking excited for a new Kiss album!

I've been waiting a decade!


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 09, 2009, 09:51:37 PM
Gene Simmons talks Kiss Canadian tour, new album

The Canadian Press

TORONTO -- If Kiss fans are fretting that the band's upcoming eight Canadian shows will pale in comparison to the 60-city megatour planned for this fall -- when the band will unveil new outfits and new material -- bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons says not to worry.

The band behind "Love Gun" has no shortage of ammunition in store for its quick jaunt north of the border, which begins Friday, the reliably entertaining Simmons told The Canadian Press in a telephone call from his Los Angeles office.

"Kiss always has the same firepower," Simmons said.

"This is less of a tour and more of a warmup -- you know, when you go to the gym and really push it hard and sweat it. "

"No coasting. We're deadly serious about this."

The Canadian trek will see the band playing festival stages and arenas in Sarnia, Ont., Orillia, Ont., Windsor, Ont., Ottawa, Quebec City, Montreal and Halifax.

But Simmons said the band can adapt its elaborate show to whatever surroundings necessary.

"We're like the Transformers -- with much longer tongues," he said. "We can get bigger and smaller, so physically we're able to ... set up and do our shows in an arena or stadium."

The fall will also mark the release of Kiss's first studio album since 1998's "Psycho Circus."

Simmons refused to provide the title for the new record, but otherwise wasn't coy with details.

He said the new disc will feature track titles including "Russian Roulette," "Modern Day Delilah," and "Stand."

Lead guitarist Tommy Thayer will write and sing his first song on the album, while drummer Eric Singer will also get his first opportunity to sing a lead vocal on an original song.

Simmons also promises there were no outside writers working on the Paul Stanley-produced disc.

And as for the sound of the album?

"No strings, no keyboards, no synths, no tambourines, no nothing -- just meat and potatoes," Simmons said.

In addition to the new record and tour, Simmons said he's still on the prowl for Canadian acts for his label, Simmons Records.

In November, Simmons announced that in partnership with Universal Music Canada, he planned to develop and sign Canadian bands. Soon afterward, he began soliciting online demos from unsigned Canuck acts.

On Sunday, he posted a notice on his website saying he was flying up to Vancouver to sign his first act, though he's since declined to elaborate. He will say that he has two more Canadian bands he'd like to sign after that.

Meanwhile, the band is planning on taking some time off toward the end of the summer.

"We have a lot going on, I mean there's Kiss M&Ms, there's Kiss Dr. Pepper, there's Kiss everything, soon it's gonna be Planet Kiss," Simmons notes.

In late September, the band will head out on its North American tour, which Simmons promises will include a return trip north of the border. "We're gonna hit Canada again," Simmons said, "because you've been very bad and you need to be punished."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on August 17, 2009, 11:49:52 AM
The cover artwork for the much-anticipated new KISS album, "Sonic Boom", can be viewed below. The CD will be released on October 6 in the U.S. and Canada exclusively via Wal-Mart, Walmart.com and Sam's Club retail locations.

"Sonic Boom", produced by guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley in Los Angeles, is the centerpiece of a three-disc set that also features a completely re-recorded greatest hits CD (previously available in Japan) as well as a live DVD shot in Argentina during the band's recent, record-breaking KISS Alive 35 South American tour. The CD set will retail for $12, with pre-orders starting in September on Walmart.com.

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons says, "'Sonic Boom' may be the best new record we've done since 'Destroyer'! It is 'Rock And Roll Over' meets 'Love Gun'. The world's biggest retailer had better get ready for the hottest band in the world and hire more cashiers before October 6!"

Stanley adds, "Through all of the albums that are considered our classics, we tried to always find ways to give our fans extras that went beyond just the music. Besides our making the best KISS album in decades, Wal-Mart has made it possible for us to include a bonus CD with 15 of our most famous songs and an additional live DVD, shot during our recent concert in Buenos Aires. So in every sense, 'Sonic Boom' is the ultimate return to classic KISS form. You wanted the best, you got the best!"

Wal-Mart, one of America's largest music retailers, is finalizing its exciting plans now for its in-store and online destinations for KISS fans surrounding the launch of the new album and tour, and will host various KISS products in addition to their music in its stores this fall. More details on Wal-Mart KISS activity, announcements regarding album pre-sales, sweepstakes and KISS appearances will be shared shortly.

"Sonic Boom" track listing:

01. Modern Day Delilah
02. Russian Roulette
03. Never Enough
04. Yes I Know (Nobody's Perfect)
05. Stand
06. Hot And Cold
07. All For The Glory
08. Danger Us
09. I'm An Animal
10. When Lightning Strikes
11. Say Yeah

Re-recorded KISS classics:

01. Deuce
02. Detroit Rock City
03. Shout It Out Loud
04. Hotter Than Hell
05. Calling Dr. Love
06. Love Gun
07. I Was Made For Lovin' You
08. Heaven's On Fire
09. Lick It Up
10. I Love It Loud
11. Forever
12. Christine Sixteen
13. Do You Love Me?
14. Black Diamond
15. Rock And Roll All Nite

KISS bonus live DVD track listing:

01. Deuce
02. Hotter Than Hell
03. C'mon And Love Me
04. Watchin' You
05. 100,000 Years
06. Rock & Roll All Nite

A one-minute audio sample of "Modern Day Delilah" can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.

Stanley recently stated that "Sonic Boom" is "right up there with our best." He added, "As much as we may have tried at some other times to achieve this, the chemistry, lineup or lack of total commitment from everyone might have been cause for it being impossible. Not now. Not this time.

"Before we began the album, I said I was only interested in doing it if I produced and we followed set ground rules; total commitment by everyone, pure guitar-driven KISS, no outside writers, no outside players and my opinion and say would always be final. All said yes and I know we'd all say we've never had more fun together.

"All four of us made this our priority. Everyone was involved ever day. From the first day of writing to the last day of recording, everyone was there giving 100% to making this the album we knew we had in us. I've never seen Gene [Simmons] more selfless (yes... Gene!), focused or harder-working. His bass playing, songs and overall contribution help to make this the album you've wanted for so long. Without his spirit, this wouldn't have been possible.

"As far as Tommy's [Thayer] guitar playing, he took this chance at bat to consistently hit it out of the park. His playing is fiery and rooted firmly in our history, while making his own mark. Tommy's singing, writing contributions and total involvement made clear what's been missing for so long.

"In the twenty years I've known Eric [Singer; drums], I've never seen him this relaxed or creative. His playing is the foundation of our next step forward. Relentless and full of spit and swagger. Many lead singers don't have Eric's chops or range. He's singing great on his track and all over the album."

In a recent posting on the band's official web site, Simmons wrote, "The entire writing and recording process of ['Sonic Boom'] harkened back to an earlier, more innocent time. A time that produced albums such as 'Rock And Roll Over' and 'Love Gun'. And, the new songs have that feeling, I have to say.

"It all started with a point of view Paul had. The view had to do with ignoring the times, ignoring the critics, not over thinking who and what we are... and that we had nothing to prove to anyone.... nothing. We have been releasing albums and touring for 35 years and why wouldn't we want to do an 'honest' record. Just do it!!! And, he wanted to produce the album himself!!!

"While it's true in the past we had produced KISS records together. And we had both produced other acts outside of KISS. But here was Paul saying he wanted to shoulder the responsibility and burden of steering the good ship KISS on his own.

"He was serious. And I saw it was real. I saw the commitment he was going to make to the album and the band... and I agreed. We all trusted each other and saw the same vision of the band... and perhaps democracy is overrated... and sooner or later, someone had to decide.

"And I will tell you here and now, he's done a great job.

"The process of writing songs involved both writing separately, but often, in hotel rooms and rehearsal halls, literally starting from scratch and throwing riffs and chords at each other. Then working on melody and lyric...starting alone, then bringing it into the rehearsal halls and even during recording, we would often critique the lyrics all the way down to the last minute.

"Tommy really stepped up in the songwriting area....co-wrote some songs with us and actually sings his first song on a KISS album. Eric, likewise was always encouraging and of course, provided his always dependable bombastic drumming style. But unlike other drummers, Eric is also a great singer. Wait until you hear him tear it up on his lead vocal.

"What else, you ask? Well, Paul and I trade vocals on a few tunes and had a lot to say about each other's songs... Result? Maybe the best record we've done in 30 years. Bold statement? You bet."

Classic Rock magazine's Geoff Barton, who heard six of the album's cuts during an exclusive listening session in London last week, said, "KISS promised to deliver a back-to-their-roots album and that's exactly what we've got. Recorded in the old-fashioned, analog way, it sounds spectacularly good ? no ProTools nonsense in evidence here.

"The interesting thing is, it's not simply a homage the band's first few albums. There are even nods to records such as [1982's] 'Creatures Of The Night', which had Vinnie Vincent on guitar. KISS seem to have cleverly combined the best of all their eras into a single winning package."

The editor of Guitar Player magazine, who had a chance to preview five songs off the LP last month, wrote about the new KISS material, "Paul sings his ass off. Eric plays some amazingly powerful drums. Gene was finally made to play all of his bass parts (apparently, in the past, if someone had a cool bass idea, he let them play it), and he DOES have a pretty driving sound. Finally, Paul and Tommy's guitars sound HUGE ? with some fab riffs and '70s-style solos."

The "Sonic Boom" cover art was created by Michael Doret, who also designed the band's classic "Rock And Roll Over" album cover.

Regarding the artwork for the new KISS CD, Doret told Deucenews, "Paul came to me with the title of the album. We talked about the 'look' he wanted this cover to have. We talked about how the other cover I had done for them, 'Rock And Roll Over', really had become iconic and now represented KISS' music from that early period. He talked about how he'd like the new cover to be suggestive of that look, because they wanted the music in the new album to be more reflective of that time and, of their roots in hard rock. He also stipulated that I needed to use existing photography of the four members instead of creating graphic caricatures (which is what I did in 'Rock And Roll Over'). So that was my challenge: create another iconic cover that would also be reflective in some way of the previous cover.

"When I did 'Rock And Roll Over', I presented the group with one colored pencil drawing. With only a few minor comments, they approved it. After thinking about what I needed to do for this new cover, I spent a week or so creating sketches, then narrowed it down to one which I presented (very nervously) to Paul. Like the first time around, he immediately loved it. Then it was just a matter of refining the sketch, selecting the photos, working out a color palette, and presenting it all to Paul again."

(http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/reviewpics/kiss_sonicboom.jpg)


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: CheapJon on August 17, 2009, 12:24:45 PM
i'm not a kiss fan but i'm almost excited about this, they have some pretty great party songs


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: King Axl on August 17, 2009, 04:32:44 PM
KISS announced today their new CD titled 'Sonic Boom' will be sold exclusively at Walmart and Sam's Club stores in the U.S. on October 6th. The article, which mentions previous Walmart exclusives (AC/DC, Eagles) as well as other retail outlet exclusives (hello GN'R and Prince!), can be read in it's entirety at the official KISS website.

www.kissonline.com


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: gilld1 on August 17, 2009, 07:08:30 PM
No surprise considering Kiss is the Wal-mart of rock.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on August 18, 2009, 01:17:30 PM
Oh please keep your Kiss hating out of this

I guess AC/DC are the Walmart of Rock as well

Kiss are awesome and I cannot wait for this CD.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: gilld1 on August 18, 2009, 02:18:59 PM
Well, if ACDC sold coffins, golf balls, toliet paper, socks and all the other shit that Kiss has their name on then yes, they will be Walmartish too.

Kiss deserves nothing but contempt for the way they treat Ace.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on August 18, 2009, 04:49:54 PM
Ace was a junkie and a druggie and he quit Kiss back in 1981 or so. Kiss are unique. They can sell stuff and get away with it.



Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on August 26, 2009, 10:12:35 PM
KISS leader blames media for flap

TORONTO - Kiss frontman Gene Simmons insists - strongly - that his fans in Oshawa, Ont., weren't being snubbed or overlooked when the band charted its upcoming North American tour.

The band had no intentions of going back on its agreement to give Oshawa a special show, to reward the city's fans for winning a contest on the official Kiss website.

Kiss had a surprise in mind for Oshawa all along, but the media crashed the party and ruined the idea, Simmons said Wednesday during a testy interview with The Canadian Press.

"I'm really pissed off at the media for creating this nonsense," a sharp-tongued Simmons said.

"Now the story's going to come out as a kind of, 'Gene is complaining about the media' (story) - you're God damn right I am."

Earlier this year, Kiss asked fans to go to their website and vote for their hometown to be included in the band's next big tour, with the promise of a concert for the leading vote-getter.
   

Oshawa finished first among all cities, but when the dates for the "Kiss Alive 35" tour were announced this week, the city was left off the list, without explanation.

When asked to respond to the apparent snub, the band's management said the city was skipped for logistical reasons but promised Oshawa would get something special in the future.

Fans and politicians in Oshawa were outraged that they were skipped over, and the backlash eventually forced the band to announce it would play a show in the city after all on Oct. 7.

A concert, and a special event to launch the release of the band's new album, had been planned all along, but the media ruined the surprise for Oshawa by prematurely forcing the band to make the announcement, Simmons said.

The band clearly hinted that Oshawa would get its rightful due, he added, and suggested members of the media acted like petulant children by insisting to know all the details right away.

"We'll tell you when we're ready, not when you're ready, that's not how you do things," Simmons said.

"You have a birthday coming up and you want to know, 'What's my birthday present?' (No), settle down, take a pill, relax. We'll let you know what it is - not when you want. It's show business."

He said the media didn't seek out reaction from Kiss before running their stories about an apparent Oshawa snub, although messages left by The Canadian Press with the band's management on Tuesday were not returned.

Many Kiss fans in Oshawa were up in arms over the lack of an announced date in their hometown but Simmons said they too should have trusted the band wouldn't let them down.

"Respectfully, the fans aren't qualified to understand how things are done ... (they) don't know how things work," he said.

"Since we're playing Toronto right down the street from Oshawa (the two cities are about a 45-minute drive apart on Highway 401) we didn't want Toronto to compete with Oshawa."

Oshawa Mayor John Gray was diplomatic in suggesting that the media coverage of the band's apparent no-show in the city was fair, but he's also just satisfied with the happy ending.

"The Kiss organization is fulfilling their commitments, the media recognized that Oshawa was a victim - and they performed their role quite responsibly - and I think at the end of the day it's a win for everyone," he said.

"I think (Kiss) applied logic to it and said, 'Look, we better find a way to do this concert' and I think that's exactly what they're doing."

Simmons assured Oshawa's Kiss fans that far from being disrespected, they're in for something special.

"Because of who and what Oshawa is - which is near and dear to our hearts because (they) won the No. 1 spot above and beyond New York, L.A., Toronto, Vancouver - we wanted to do a huge campaign and literally premiere 'Sonic Boom,' our new album, Oct. 7 in Oshawa," he said.

"(Oshawa) will get the full high-octane, high-energy show ... this is going to be a two-and-a-half hour sweat-filled show, huge fireworks displays, the biggest screen you ever saw, brand new outfits, and almost every song that we can physically play during that time."

London, Ont., Montreal, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary and Vancouver have also been scheduled for concert dates on this tour, and Simmons hinted, begrudgingly, that other Canadian cities may be included on a second leg.

"We're coming back and playing again and yes, there'll be another leg," he said.

"But not when you want us to talk about it, it's when we want to talk about it."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on August 26, 2009, 10:24:34 PM
KISS' official web site, KissOnline.com, has been updated with the following message:

"The KISS Army has spoken! By overwhelming fan demand, KISS has just added a second special KISS Alive 35 concert at Detroit Rock City's legendary concert venue, Cobo Arena. Following the incredible response to the previously announced show on Friday, September 25, in which tickets sold out at a feverish rate, a second KISS date has been added on Saturday, September 26.

"The legendary venue, a Motor City institution that is slated for closure, has hosted KISS concerts on numerous occasions, not the least of which was the series of shows that were recorded to become the KISS 'Alive!' album. The band will come full circle to reprise that classic recording at these September shows, this time returning with brand new staging, costumes, pyro and more.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on August 26, 2009, 10:26:23 PM
As they celebrate 35 years of rockin', KISS today announced the dates of the KISS Alive 35 North American tour. The tour kicks off with a rapidly selling, special multiple-show engagement in Detroit beginning September 25, where KISS will be playing the classic album that started it all: "Alive!" The tour leg will then hit more than 40 additional cities before concluding in December.

This incredible show will feature a new stage set, pyro effects that only the "hottest band in the world" could deliver, and all-new costumes. Fans will be treated to a two-and-a-half-hour set of some of rock's greatest hits, including "Rock and Roll All Nite", "I Was Made for Lovin' You", "Detroit Rock City", "God Gave Rock & Roll to You" and "Shout It Out Loud", as well as songs from the band's new album "Sonic Boom". BUCKCHERRY will be main support on all of the KISS Alive 35 North American dates.

Said Gene Simmons, "For 35 years, KISS raised the bar for what a rock concert should really be. This year is no different ? all new, all killer... all KISS! The master's class in rock is in session! KISS rules. Oh yeah!"

"Bigger IS better!" said Paul Stanley. "'Sonic Boom' is our future and KISS 'Alive!' is our proud past. On this tour you get KISS 'Alive!' plus a slew of other classics and soon to be classics. New stage, new battle gear and a pyro arsenal that will again show everyone that there is only one KISS!"

After completing their biggest tour ever of South America, selling out stadiums once again in Europe, and leaving fans clamoring for more in Australia, KISS is excited to give North America its due. KISS Alive 35 North America marks the first leg of the world's first fan-routed tour ? more than 10,000 individual cities across Canada and the U.S. mounted their own unique campaigns to bring KISS to their towns. The fans have spoken, the votes have been tabulated, and the waiting is over as KISS unveils the first markets.

KISS Alive 35 North American tour dates:

Sep. 25 - Detroit, MI - Cobo Arena
Sep. 26 - Detroit, MI - Cobo Arena
Sep. 28 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
Sep. 29 - London, ONT - John Labatt Centre
Oct. 01 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
Oct. 02 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
Oct. 03 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
Oct. 05 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
Oct. 09 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum
Oct. 10 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
Oct. 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
Oct. 13 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
Oct. 16 - Hampton, VA - Hampton Coliseum
Oct. 17 - Greenville, SC - Bi-Lo Center
Oct. 19 - Pensacola, FL - Civic Center
Oct. 21 - Tampa, FL - St Pete Times Forum
Oct. 22 - Sunrise, FL - Bankatlantic Center
Oct. 24 - Birmingham, AL - BJCC
Oct. 26 - Atlanta, GA - Phillips Arena
Oct. 28 - Nashville, TN - Sommet Center
Oct. 29 - Little Rock, AR - Verizon Arena
Nov. 06 - Chicago, IL - United Center
Nov. 07 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
Nov. 09 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
Nov. 10 - Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Centre
Nov. 12 - Calgary, AB - Pengrowth Saddledome
Nov. 14 - Vancouver, BC - GM Place
Nov. 15 - Seattle, WA - Keyarena
Nov. 17 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden
Nov. 20 - Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena
Nov. 21 - Oakland, CA - Oakland Arena
Nov. 24 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
Nov. 25 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
Nov. 27 - San Diego, CA - Sports Arena
Nov. 28 - Las Vegas, NV - [To Be Determined]
Dec. 01 - Glendale, AZ - Jobing.Com Arena
Dec. 02 - El Paso, TX - Utep
Dec. 04 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
Dec. 05 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
Dec. 06 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center

"Modern Day Delilah", a brand new song from KISS, is available for streaming in its entirety below (courtesy of KissOnline.com). The track comes off KISS' first new studio album in over a decade, called "Sonic Boom", which will be released on October 6 exclusively at Wal-Mart properties. The collection, which costs only $12, will also feature the band's re-recordings of their greatest hits which was previously available as a Japanese import, and a 2009 concert featuring current members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer filmed in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The cover for "Sonic Boom" is by veteran artist Michael Doret, who created the cover for the band's 1976 album "Rock And Roll Over".

"We tried to do a KISS album, and it was an ill-fated attempt because there was no real band," guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley told RollingStone.com. "For a band to make a great album, it has to share a common purpose, and we didn't have it."

He continued, "Things happen when they're ready. We couldn't have made this album without Eric and Tommy. I've known Eric now for 20 years. He's been in and out of the band, and the best times are when he's in."

Bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has raised expectation on the album ? which was produced by Paul Stanley ? by saying in online postings, calling "Sonic Boom" "the best new record we've done since 'Destroyer'. It is 'Rock And Roll Over' meets 'Love Gun'... If you're a fan of our stuff from about 1977, you'll feel right at home."

"The great thing about these tunes is that we can reproduce them live. Just four guys," Simmons told RollingStone.com. "We don't have to prove anything to anybody. All the nay-sayers who didn't understand it, we walk on their graves in our 8-inch platform heels. If you want to say rebirth or born again, you're goddamn right. There's a sense of pride here. When you get up onstage with these guys, you look over and you go, 'Wow, I'm in KISS.'"
(http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/reviewpics/kiss_alive.jpg)


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on August 27, 2009, 04:28:50 PM
HOLY SHIT

I will be in Atlanta the 26th of Oct! FUCK YEAH


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on August 27, 2009, 04:43:37 PM
HOLY SHIT

I will be in Atlanta the 26th of Oct! FUCK YEAH

Sounds sick eh? lol...Kiss knows the right way to do it lol...Hopefully tickets arent too too expensive, 150 for kiss is as much as id pay for a decent seat...and I hope Pauls voice holds up, Deciding whether im gonna go to Toronto to see them or Oshawa...cant wait though


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on August 27, 2009, 04:50:25 PM
Cool thing about Atlanta is, in Philips Arena, every seat is a good seat. I've been at the top for basketball and hockey games and u still can see very well.



Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on August 27, 2009, 08:30:57 PM
Cool interview with Ace from the other day

ACE FREHLEY On 'Psycho Circus': 'I Had To Really Struggle Just To Get One Song On That Record'

Joe Matera of Ultimate-Guitar.com recently conducted an interview with legendary KISS guitarist Ace Frehley. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Ultimate-Guitar.com: [Your new solo] album ["Anomaly" has a] release date of September 15 [which] also coincides with the third anniversary of you being sober. It must certainly make a huge difference to how you now feel personally and professionally?

Frehley: Yeah, the mornings are really nice now without the hangovers. When I was younger, I always thought I needed that junk in order to perform and to be creative, but now when I look back, I realize I am a lot more creative and more focus without it. That is one of the fallacies that a lot of musicians feel that they need something to depend on like a crutch. But once you get past that, and realize it mentally, you are much better off without it.

Ultimate-Guitar.com: Did the drinking problem first come about as a result of the pressures you felt from being in such a successful rock group as KISS?

Frehley: The touring schedule with KISS was really so hectic back then and so I needed something to help take the edge off the day. Well, at least I thought I did. When I toured last year I was completely sober, and it was a joy. When you start drinking young and you depend on it, your brain tells you, you need it to relax, you need it to do this or that, you need it to perform, yet it's really just your brain telling you this fallacy. But it is still your life.

Ultimate-Guitar.com: How did the approach you used making this record compare to the way you made your previous recordings?

Frehley: This is the first album that I made totally digitally. And I really had to get a crash course in Pro Tools in order to keep up with everybody who worked with me on it. So I took some lessons from some Pro Tools teachers and some good engineers and I also picked up a lot of stuff over the last two years. And I'm at the point now where I can do whatever I need to do with Pro Tools when I'm by myself in my studio. But I don't want to do that really because, like I said, I like having an objective ear and somebody to bounce ideas off.

Ultimate-Guitar.com: Because Pro Tools gives you so much at your disposal, do you find it less satisfying than when you worked with analog technology?

Frehley: The possibilities it gives you in editing is unbelievable. And it is really a godsend because I remember the days when we used to do guitar solos and we had to cut the tape to edit. While Marti [Frederiksen] and Anthony [Focx] were mixing the songs, I was in my hotel room cutting and pasting sound bites on "Outer Space" and "Genghis Khan". The flexibility of cut-and-paste and moving things around is so easy in Pro Tools, it is, like, effortless.

Ultimate-Guitar.com: Gene [Simmons] has stated in numerous interviews over the years that you didn't actually play on some KISS tracks and that the band actually brought in studio players at times to play and record some of your guitar parts?

Frehley: I'm sure it happened because I remember as early back as the "Destroyer" album, I had come in and done a solo for "Sweet Pain" but when I later listened back to the final mix of the album, there was somebody else [Dick Wagner] playing the solo on the song. It was stuff like that where they would switch my solos without telling me, which probably led me to eventually leave the group.

Ultimate-Guitar.com: Another album that proved to be an unsatisfying affair for you was "Psycho Circus".

Frehley: I had to really struggle just to get one song on that record. Even half way through that album, they had accepted the song but then it was rejected and I had to fight tooth and nail just to get that one song on there. And I had submitted three songs. But there was always a lot of competition between Gene and Paul [Stanley], him and myself and Peter [Criss].

Ultimate-Guitar.com: Are you still good friends with any of the KISS guys?

Frehley: I'm friends with all of them. I don't have any animosity ? personally. We had some great times together years ago and they decided to take a different path and I decided to take a different path, so let bygones be bygones.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: King Axl on September 02, 2009, 02:21:40 PM
I have a love/hate relationship with KISS.

Yes, they should be in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, but of all the KISS records I bought over the years, there's only a handful that were better than average. Most of their albums downright sucked.

Unfortunately for the fans, KISS has always been about marketing an image, and not about making quality music. These are, in my opinion, the five best KISS albums, and I think others would be hard-pressed to disagree:

1)Destroyer
2)Revenge
3)Love Gun
4)Rock and Roll Over
5)Psycho Circus

I saw them on their "Farewell Tour" in 2000, and they were pretty lousy. Ted Nugent opened for them, and he blew them away. Luckily, I got the tickets for free- the local audio/video store, Tweeter (which is now out of business), was giving away hundreds of tickets the day before the show, presumably because actual ticket sales were poor.

I think the new song, "Modern Day Delilah", has a good solo from Tommy Thayer, but is otherwise forgettable. Paul Stanley's lyrics are as stupid as ever. No wonder Ace left on multiple occasions--he was their best songwriter.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: IzzyDutch on September 02, 2009, 02:41:19 PM
The Paul Stanley solo album from 2006 sucked... they need Ace to write some really great songs again

That said though I really liked Psycho Circus 8)


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on September 03, 2009, 03:46:05 PM
U list the top 5 studio albums and don't have their debut album Kiss on it?

Deuce,Strutter,Black Diamond, Cold Gin just to name some off that record?

Top 10 Kiss "studio" albums IMO

1.Destroyer
2.Kiss
3.Revenge
4.Love Gun
5.Lick It Up
6.Rock and Roll over
7.Creatures of the night
8.Asylum
9.Crazy Nights
10.Dynasty


Lick It Up is also a damn good album


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Mudkicker on September 04, 2009, 01:34:59 AM
U list the top 5 studio albums and don't have their debut album Kiss on it?

Deuce,Strutter,Black Diamond, Cold Gin just to name some off that record?

Top 10 Kiss "studio" albums IMO

1.Destroyer
2.Kiss
3.Revenge
4.Love Gun
5.Lick It Up
6.Rock and Roll over
7.Creatures of the night
8.Asylum
9.Crazy Nights
10.Dynasty


Lick It Up is also a damn good album

you give someone shit for not having 'KISS' on their top 5 when you don't have arguably their two best albums in 'Dressed To Kill' and 'Hotter Than Hell' on a fucking top 10. The fact that you have lick it up over rock n' roll over and crazy nights even on a top 10 list makes me think you've never listened to KISS.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: w.axl.rose on September 04, 2009, 01:50:46 AM
when do tickets go on sale for staples? i dont see it listed on ticketmaster, and ive never seen kiss live so i would love to check them out.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on September 04, 2009, 10:20:17 AM
Dressed to Kill is a shitty album outside of Rock and Roll All Nite,cmon and love and She
Hotter Than Hell does have some really good songs on it


Still though, not having their debut album is far worse than any albums I listed after 5.

Crazy Nights is one of those guilty pleasure kind of albums but it still is good.

I am a way bigger Kiss fan than anybody on this forum I guarantee u that.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on September 04, 2009, 01:24:44 PM
when do tickets go on sale for staples? i dont see it listed on ticketmaster, and ive never seen kiss live so i would love to check them out.

Are you going to go see Ace?


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: w.axl.rose on September 04, 2009, 01:58:35 PM
really Garry.....

should i say, are you going to see kid rock, the next time you say you want to see gnr ?  :nervous: :nervous:  :rofl:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on September 04, 2009, 02:26:40 PM
I don't know what that means, maybe my question should have been clearer.

Will you be seeing Ace Frehley, former lead guitarist of KISS, at the Viper Room on Sunset Blvd next week?


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: w.axl.rose on September 04, 2009, 03:53:01 PM
u know what it means  :hihi:

and fix your msn already


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on September 04, 2009, 03:57:20 PM
I know you think very highly of me, but I'm no mind reader.


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Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: AxlsMainMan on September 04, 2009, 04:57:33 PM
and fix your msn already

Yeah Larry, do your part for the economy and get a new computer already :smoking:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on September 06, 2009, 12:07:49 AM
Seriously Kiss' first album had

Strutter
Nothing to Lose
Firehouse
Cold Gin
Deuce
100,000 years
Black Diamond

7 of their all time greatest songs on the first album. It an Destroyer are definitely the two definitive albums

Lick it up and Revenge are the post makeup best


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on September 10, 2009, 12:16:59 PM
Below are 30 second samples of the forthcoming KISS album 'Sonic Boom'.

http://kissarmynews.blogspot.com/2009/09/sonic-boom-audio-samples-available.html


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: IzzyDutch on September 10, 2009, 02:46:09 PM
Sound awesome! Really looking forward to the full thing now 8)


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on September 12, 2009, 09:24:48 PM
Just joined the Kiss Army

Gonna get big time tickets to Atlanta if the fucking things ever go onsale


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 13, 2009, 02:11:18 AM
KISS: Oshawa Concert Sold Out

According to the Toronto Sun, all the tickets to KISS' October 7 concert at the GM Centre in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada have sold out.

"Every single, solitary, last one is gone," Oshawa city councillor Robert Lutczyk told the Sun today. "Everything, not one is left."

Tickets went on sale to the general public this morning at 10 a.m. The centre was expected to hold around 5,600 people for the concert.

Members of the KISS Army and GM Centre's Backstage Pass were able to take advantage of pre-sales earlier this week but Lutczyk said he's heard every batch of tickets went like hot cakes.

"They all went in minutes," he said. "There was a huge demand for these things."

At least 100 fans spent two days lined up outside the GM Centre waiting for tickets. Early this morning, the line had grown to a few hundred.

"I doubt that the 10th person in line got tickets," Lutczyk said.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on September 13, 2009, 10:42:41 AM
Below are 30 second samples of the forthcoming KISS album 'Sonic Boom'.

http://kissarmynews.blogspot.com/2009/09/sonic-boom-audio-samples-available.html

They sound good, methinks I shall pick this album up. :yes:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 29, 2009, 09:21:24 PM
Sarah Rodman of The Boston Globe conducted an interview last week with KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

The Boston Globe: Congratulations on the nomination [for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame]. How are you feeling about it?

Stanley: There's a long way between a nomination and induction. That being said, this is really something that I think is exciting. There is a very vocal segment of KISS fans and rock fans who have wanted us in. And so for them I'm very, very pleased.

The Boston Globe: What was the impetus for the new album, since you probably could've carried on successfully as you have until you retired?

Stanley: I think this lineup [with drummer Eric Singer and lead guitarist Tommy Thayer] is so terrific and being in the midst of our most successful, biggest tour ever . . . it was so obvious, not only to me, but to the fans, how great the band is and how quintessentially we are KISS. For me it was just a matter of one stumbling block, and that would be me producing the album. It really was about, at this point, making sure that I didn't have to make apologies for something that came out.

The Boston Globe: Why have Eric and Tommy wear Ace and Peter's makeup? Were the characters they came up with just really lame, like sunflower man or something?

Stanley: We've built those characters over 35 years and the idea that anybody owns those is ridiculous. We were there when they were created and we've worked our butts off for 35 years, so the idea that we should have "snail man" in the band is ridiculous. We did that at one point and realized that it really was a disservice to the fans because the fans know those four iconic figures. That's KISS to everybody, and whether someday somebody wears my makeup, I'd consider it an honor, quite honestly. It would mean that the band is continuing with the same philosophy and thriving without me.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on September 29, 2009, 09:44:14 PM
^^There are a lot of comments already on that one...

PAUL STANLEY Defends KISS' Right To Continue Using 'Catman' And 'Spaceman' Makeup - Sep. 29, 2009

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=127851


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on September 30, 2009, 09:03:31 PM
According to Interbridge.com's The Late Night TV Page, KISS will guest on CBS-TV's "Late Show With David Letterman" on Tuesday, October 6.

KISS filmed footage for the "Modern Day Delilah" video during the band's private warm-up show at Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan on September 24. Over 1,500 lucky fans attended the event, where the group also previewed its new stage and taped two songs for an upcoming episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

KISS' appearance on ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" will be broadcast on the Wednesday, October 7 episode (which will actually air the morning of Thursday, October 8).


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on September 30, 2009, 09:09:17 PM
New album is fantastic

Standouts are

Modern Day Delilah
Russian Roulette
Never Enough
Stand *kinda corny but still good
Danger Us
Hot and Cold

Im not a fan of Tommy and Eric wearing the makeup but oh well, I am too big of a Kiss fan to let that be a deal breaker cause basically Ace and Peter choose to not be in the band.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on October 05, 2009, 01:32:30 PM
Part 2 has been posted, and here is part 1 also...

ROADRUNNER RECORDS UK EXCLUSIVE: KISS Track by Track Part 1 & 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju2NUGjKaOM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUXaZKtpbXM


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: CheapJon on October 05, 2009, 02:03:49 PM
are semi-listening to the album (have it on while doing other stuff) and it's better then expected, never been a fan of kiss more then the hits


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on October 06, 2009, 03:32:54 PM
quick review

Modern Day Delilah  9/10
Russian Roulette 9/10
Never Enough 9/10
Nobody's Perfect 8/10
Stand  9/10
Hot and cold 8/10
All For The Glory 7/10
Danger Us 8.5/10
I'm An Animal 7/10
When Lightning Strikes 6.5/10
Say Yeah 9.5/10

Overall great Kiss album I rank it right with Revenge

overall bout an 8.5/10


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Bodhi on October 06, 2009, 05:39:43 PM


Im not a fan of Tommy and Eric wearing the makeup but oh well, I am too big of a Kiss fan to let that be a deal breaker cause basically Ace and Peter choose to not be in the band.

yeah but I am a fan of the fact that they are not hiding who they are whatsoever with their names printed huge under their pics...it is not like Kiss is trying to pull a fast one...plus these guys have been in and out of Kiss for the last 20 something years...


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: IzzyDutch on October 08, 2009, 04:53:12 PM
D I agree with the standouts you mentioned.. only Never Enough trades places with When Lightning Strikes. It's not Ace but it's a good track, my favorite along with Russian Roulette. My least favorite track is All For The Glory.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on October 09, 2009, 01:15:28 PM
Interview with Gene Simmons of Kiss: Creating A Sonic Boom

October 9, 2009

Now, how are the KISS fans receiving Eric Singer as Peter Criss and Tommy Thayer as Ace Frehley?

It?s not ?as? anything. In football teams there?s a number. If one of the players gets kicked out of the band three times for not being a team player and for using drugs and alcohol, ?your ass is grass,? as they say in New York! You may have been worthy of the team once. Why the hell would you continue to keep somebody on the team if they?re not carrying their load?

The reason why I ask is because the first time you replaced Peter Criss and Ace Frehley with the late Eric Carr and Vinnie Vincent, Eric Carr wore the face paint of a fox and Vinnie Vincent wore an ankh on his face?

We tried different personas and it was okay, but we said why do we have to? This is iconic. When I go to see Batman at the movies, there have been different people as Batman, but it?s still Batman. Why would we change it?

Continue reading: http://www.theaquarian.com/2009/10/09/interview-gene-simmons-kiss-creating-a-sonic-boom/2/


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on October 09, 2009, 06:35:05 PM
All For The GLory is my least favorite also

I fucking love "I am an Animal" now

So that goes up to a 9/10


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Bodhi on October 09, 2009, 10:16:57 PM
anyone seeing them live on this tour? Im going to the show at Madison Square Garden tomorrow night!! cant wait...It will also be my 4th Buckcherry show of the year..haha


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on October 09, 2009, 10:48:12 PM
oh fuck yeah

Oct 26th in Atlanta, got my tix already im in about mid arena first row right beside the stage.

I don't like the floor, My Girlfriend and I are a bit vertically challenged and can't always see well with tons of tall fucks in front of us.

so i like getting close mid to lower arena seats so u can see great and not worry bout having your view blocked. plus i got 2 seats for under 100 bucks.. cost me 95 dollars


I thought of getting a 300 dollar package ticket but decided not to.

I am in the Kiss Army also


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Mudkicker on October 09, 2009, 11:34:58 PM
anyone seeing them live on this tour? Im going to the show at Madison Square Garden tomorrow night!! cant wait...It will also be my 4th Buckcherry show of the year..haha

I did the premium package through the kiss army pre-sale...
3rd row center for staples center.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Bodhi on October 10, 2009, 11:45:50 AM
nice..i did the VIP package through Madison Square Garden, my friend works for the garden...we are 1st row of our section which is kind of against the stage...I saw pics online of where are seats are, i cant wait!!!


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on October 10, 2009, 12:34:54 PM
I would've loved to have done the Meet And Greet

wonder what that is like?

I now love every song on this album cept for maybe All For The Glory


When Lightning Strikes is awesome

Right now my favorites are

Russian Roulette, Say Yeah,I Am An Animal, When Lightning Strikes,

Those are the 4 I find myself immediately going to.



Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Mudkicker on October 10, 2009, 03:15:51 PM
I would've loved to have done the Meet And Greet

wonder what that is like?

I now love every song on this album cept for maybe All For The Glory


When Lightning Strikes is awesome

Right now my favorites are

Russian Roulette, Say Yeah,I Am An Animal, When Lightning Strikes,

Those are the 4 I find myself immediately going to.



mine are basically all the gene songs.
Yes I know (Nobody's Perfect)
Russian Roulette
Hot and Cold
I'm an Animal

and then I like when lighting strikes alot too...which is surprising because I've never been a thayer fan but his vocals are great on it and it's just a cool song overall.
great album.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on October 10, 2009, 05:02:47 PM
I have to give Tommy credit. he really does a great job on the solos. they sound very Kiss like.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Mudkicker on October 10, 2009, 07:57:09 PM
I have to give Tommy credit. he really does a great job on the solos. they sound very Kiss like.

yep, sounds like he had paul behind him saying "that was great tommy...but do it again and this time make it even more like Ace."
what do you expect, he grew up idolizing ace, and his influences show very much so.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on October 14, 2009, 09:51:55 AM
An interview with Gene Simmons.

Kiss still rocking after 35 years

14 October 2009

Simmons has some harsh words for the music critics.

"We own some very big houses that critics have bought us with their bad reviews," he says.

"Critics are an unnecessary life form. There's a large Kiss cemetery at the back of our houses where we bury them."

Continue reading here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8305250.stm


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 14, 2009, 06:58:32 PM
An interview with Gene Simmons.

Kiss still rocking after 35 years

14 October 2009

Simmons has some harsh words for the music critics.

"We own some very big houses that critics have bought us with their bad reviews," he says.

"Critics are an unnecessary life form. There's a large Kiss cemetery at the back of our houses where we bury them."

Continue reading here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8305250.stm


Classic Gene, I love where he says theres a large kiss cemetery at the back of our houses were we bury the critics haha


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on October 14, 2009, 08:47:01 PM
Only 2 more weeks to go till I see them in Atlanta. I hear the stage and the show is just massive.

I've avoided all spoilers and haven't watched any performances on youtube cause i want to be surprised with the setlist.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on October 19, 2009, 05:08:44 PM
ACE WOULD JOIN KISS FOR ROCK HALL

Ace Frehley, who has released his new album Anomaly, said that he would be glad to attend the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony with his old Kiss mates should they get in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYfK7JkwoMc&feature=player_profilepage


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: CheapJon on October 21, 2009, 06:49:31 AM
read that pete criss got breast cancer  :no:

edit: doh, he had been succesfully treated for cancer, good for him :)


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on October 26, 2009, 03:17:12 PM
I am 5 hours away from seeing KISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS


FUCK YEAH

Ill try to snap a few pics with my phone.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 26, 2009, 09:08:40 PM
I am 5 hours away from seeing KISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS


FUCK YEAH

Ill try to snap a few pics with my phone.

Have fun D, they wont dissapoint, seen them in 2003 with Aerosmith in Buffalo...Kiss was awesome


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on October 27, 2009, 01:16:09 PM
Holy Shit what  a fucking show

The bombs, smoke, fire.... Jesus I was deaf and loved it

Highlight of the night was Kiss playing "Say Yeah" from Sonic BOom which is my current favorite song on that album. paul's voice was a little off but who cares, it still kicked ass.

Rest of the concert was amazing. Tommy thayer really feels Ace's boots nicely. His guitar solo with the fireworks coming out of his guitar was just fucking insane. I read no spoilers or reviews going in, so i didn't know what to expect.

I must say, Eric Singer is one of the best drummers in rock. His solo was just off the charts. I looked at my girlfriend and said "Fuck Tommy Lee" Drum solos usually drive me nuts but his was awesome.

Paul, great frontman and so underrated. Just chatty and the way he'd get the crowd going was awesome.

I bought a USB Flash drive wrist band of the show for 30 bucks afterwords. what a great idea that was. Had to come from Gene.

so if anybody wants to hear something from the Atlanta show, let me know and I'll upload it.

I love it loud was one of the highlights when Gene spits the blood and goes to the rafters. The sing along was deafening to that.

Only bummer was not hearing I Still Love You but i figure hearing Say Yeah was worth it.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on October 27, 2009, 06:08:55 PM
Nice D....you got good luck..Say Yeah was performed for the first time last night lol..Did they open with King Of The Nightime World? Awesome tune


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on October 27, 2009, 07:12:01 PM
Another one I was hoping to hear

Man they really didn't play a lot of my favorites. No Do you Love me, I was Made For Loving You, God of Thunder,Heaven's On Fire, nothing to lose, cold Gin, I Want You or Firehouse


Setlist was:
Deuce
Strutter
Let Me Go Rock N Roll
Hotter Than Hell
Shock Me
Modern Day Delilah
Say Yeah
Calling DR Love
She
Parasite

Rest of the order I don't remember exact but they played

I Love It Loud
100,000 Years which seems like it takes 100,000 years to finish
Black Diamond
Rock N Roll All Nite
Shout it out Loud
Lick It Up
Love Gun
Detroit Rock City


Cant remember any others, I think that was it of course the drum and guitar solo spots


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Mudkicker on October 27, 2009, 07:44:32 PM
Holy Shit what  a fucking show

The bombs, smoke, fire.... Jesus I was deaf and loved it

Highlight of the night was Kiss playing "Say Yeah" from Sonic BOom which is my current favorite song on that album. paul's voice was a little off but who cares, it still kicked ass.

Rest of the concert was amazing. Tommy thayer really feels Ace's boots nicely. His guitar solo with the fireworks coming out of his guitar was just fucking insane. I read no spoilers or reviews going in, so i didn't know what to expect.

I must say, Eric Singer is one of the best drummers in rock. His solo was just off the charts. I looked at my girlfriend and said "Fuck Tommy Lee" Drum solos usually drive me nuts but his was awesome.

Paul, great frontman and so underrated. Just chatty and the way he'd get the crowd going was awesome.

I bought a USB Flash drive wrist band of the show for 30 bucks afterwords. what a great idea that was. Had to come from Gene.

so if anybody wants to hear something from the Atlanta show, let me know and I'll upload it.

I love it loud was one of the highlights when Gene spits the blood and goes to the rafters. The sing along was deafening to that.

Only bummer was not hearing I Still Love You but i figure hearing Say Yeah was worth it.


haha you can go to every KISS show they do untill the time they hang 'em up and you will NEVER hear I Still Love You. Good song, even though it had no place being on Creatures. Unplugged is probably the best version.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on October 27, 2009, 07:55:49 PM
Actually the best version I've heard is on Paul STanley's solo "One Live Kiss"

Fucking phenomenal the way he sings it there.

Order was right on the setlist except 100,000 years was before I Love It Loud


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on October 27, 2009, 07:56:32 PM
Just listened to my live concert and Paul's voice was pretty shot by the end.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on October 29, 2009, 10:41:45 PM
Paul Stanley talks about the hall of fame nomination...


KISS CHANGING THEIR TUNE ABOUT ROCK HALL?

With Kiss making the final nomination list for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, the band and former guitarist Ace Frehley talk about the honor.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dckViMh96Fc


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on November 01, 2009, 04:00:11 PM
Pretty cool interview

Jon Bream of StarTribune.com recently conducted an interview with KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley. A few excerpts from the chat follow below.

StarTribune.com: Why did you decide to go with a Wal-Mart exclusive for "Sonic Boom"?

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

StarTribune.com: There had to be pent-up demand after not releasing an album since "Psycho Circus", your 1998 reunion project.

Stanley: There's pent-up curiosity, but there's also room for people to be weary or leery of a new album. There was a lot of anticipation for the last one, and it turned out to fizzle instead of sizzle. It's virtually impossible to make a band album when you're dealing more with members' attorneys than with members. The last time I checked, the attorneys don't play instruments too well. The days of entitlement and demanding songs on an album and how to be featured, those days are over, at least in this camp. The premise of this album was vastly different; you had four people very committed to making a statement, taking what we do live into the studio.

StarTribune.com: For the first time on tour, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer are wearing the same makeup designs Ace Frehley and Peter Criss did. Why?

Stanley: It's very simple. To do anything else would be to cheat the public. The four characters have grown into iconic status. To dilute that because somebody has left the band or was asked to leave the band is to compromise the band.

StarTribune.com: How do you feel about finally being nominated for the Rock Hall of Fame?

Stanley: It means much more to the fans than it means to me. That being said, I would embrace the opportunity for them. I've always been ambivalent about it. The problem with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is there is no criteria for getting in. You don't have to sell X amount of albums, you don't have to play X amount of concerts. It's a vague concept based on some people's partisan feelings toward certain artists or certain kinds of music. But I am as proud to have the people fighting against us as I am of the people fighting for us. It's all part of KISS. The fact that we can annoy or irritate people so much is kind of funny. I bask in it sometimes. But it's only music.

StarTribune.com: If KISS gets elected, will Ace and Peter participate in the induction ceremony?

Stanley: They would have to. The monument may have needed some renovation and redefining, but that's the foundation, the four of us. Absolutely. It would be as absurd as us not being in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

StarTribune.com: do you think is KISS' contribution to music and culture?

Stanley: You'd have to ask all the people influenced by us, and that doesn't necessarily mean rock bands. Country artists, doctors, policemen. ... I think people aspire to greater things and perhaps look to us for support when they're going on a lonely road where everyone else thought they would fail, and they succeed. As a rock band, we became a wakeup call to fans of what they shouldn't take less than and what they should expect from bands. And the respect that fans should get. And the fact that the audience does the band a favor by showing up, not vice versa. Our obligation when we hit the stage is to give everyone their money's worth and to live up to everything they expect. If we raise the bar in that way, great.

Read the entire interview at StarTribune.com.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on November 02, 2009, 11:11:56 PM
Love Paul STanley and it is criminal if they don't get in


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: cfcsfc on November 05, 2009, 07:48:02 AM
Just picked up Sonic Boom.Finally found a store here in Aus selling the 3 disk set. Giving it its first spin and am really digging it so far.
Saw the Alive 35 tour when they came to Sydney. Easily one of the best shows I've been to. Awesome songs, Gene spitting fire and flying, and everyone in the crowd, from kids to older people, in face paint. Wish they were selling the USBs of the show back then.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: GNRreunioneventually on November 05, 2009, 11:03:50 AM
i've only heard a few tunes off there new one and thought it to be par : ok:

also, i'm seeing them in December :headbanger: can't wait





shit, i also need to get anomaly too :D


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Gunner80 on November 05, 2009, 05:10:06 PM
i've only heard a few tunes off there new one and thought it to be par : ok:

also, i'm seeing them in December :headbanger: can't wait





shit, i also need to get anomaly too :D
Outer Space rocks! I need to pick up the album soon.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: cfcsfc on November 13, 2009, 10:54:36 PM
Got Anomaly a few days ago. Love it, so many great tunes. Don't want to make comparisons between it and Sonic Boom, but both are really strong. My only complaint about it is that, while the case/pyramid is a cool idea, it makes getting the CD out a pain. But that's a real petty complaint.
Sonic Boom and Anomaly have been dominating my stereo for the past week.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on November 13, 2009, 11:15:57 PM
Anomaly is good if u can get past  the god awful lyrics


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: andy1981 on November 22, 2009, 09:30:32 AM
I'm reading that Kiss are playing some UK dates in 2010

KISS

SECC, Glasgow - 9th May
MEN Arena, Manchester -10th
Wembley Arena 12th
LG Arena, Birmingham - 13th May

(from http://www.beatthetouts.com)

its not on Kiss' official website or any of the venues but its in todays Daily Record (Scottish newspaper) http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/showbiz/music-news/2009/11/22/rock-legends-kiss-to-hit-scotland-as-part-of-european-tour-86908-21841304/

Can anyone point me to a pre-sale site or code please!

this has just made my day!


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Gunner80 on November 22, 2009, 11:01:35 PM
The new album is tripe.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on November 23, 2009, 08:04:59 PM
I'd consider seeing them in Glasgow, but May is uni exam season and knowing my luck, I'll have one exam and it'll be on the ninth....

Ooh, decisions, decisions.....


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: andy1981 on November 25, 2009, 03:20:08 PM
pre-sale through planet rock website, starting 10am, 26th Nov


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on December 28, 2009, 02:19:42 PM
Gene Simmons Sued Over Alleged Shopping Mall Attack

Kiss bassist, comic book superhero and celebrity playboy Gene Simmons successfully dodged a restraining order on Wednesday only to be smacked by a civil lawsuit on Thursday. TMZ reports that Nathan Marlowe and Cynthia Manzo are suing Simmons over an alleged incident of assault and battery, which in turn, of course, caused the couple emotional distress.

No word on whether or not "theft" is included in the action itself, but the complaint stems from a December 19 incident, at a Los Angeles area shopping mall, that Marlowe claims ended by Simmons making off with his camera. First, however, Simmons is accused of grabbing both Marlowe and Manzo by the neck, in turn, and threatening their lives. Simmons was provoked when Marlowe tried to film him at the mall, asking him questions about his sexual reputation.

Simmons -- internationally known for his tongue-wagging sexual innuendos -- famously claims to have slept with over a thousand women. But, apparently, he doesn't like to be questioned about it while doing last-minute holiday shopping. Or something.

http://www.spinner.com/2009/12/24/gene-simmons/


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on February 03, 2010, 03:10:41 PM
CALLING DR. LOVE: KISS INVADES THE SUPER BOWL

Only ET is behind the scenes with legendary rockers Kiss on their first-ever Dr Pepper Super Bowl commercial -- featuring Mini Kiss!

"The basic premise of this is I'm Dr. Love -- you're not," Gene Simmons tells ET. "Dr. Love is here to make you all feel better, girls."

Airing during the second quarter of the big game this Sunday, the ad features the return of Gene as Dr. Love along with lead singer Paul Stanley and the rest of the Kiss line-up rocking onstage with Mini Kiss, extolling the virtues of Dr Pepper Cherry's uniquely smooth taste.

"It's a little hint of Kiss with a little hint of cherry," says Paul in pitchman mode.

"It's always the sincerest form of flattery," says Gene of the band's pint-sized counterparts. "Mini Kiss has everything that we have -- perhaps not the same size, but then size isn't important? Yes, it is important, isn't it?"

"That's right, and they work for half price," adds Paul. "Their songs are shorter."

Native New Yorker and major Kiss fan Joey Fatale, who plays mini Gene, came up with the idea for his tribute band one day while looking at one of the Kiss albums.
"It just popped in my head, the name Mini Kiss," he explains. "I said this'll be cool - four little people dressed up as Kiss." After their first gig at Studio 54 in Manhattan, they were an overnight success, and the rest is history.

"If it wasn't for Kiss, we wouldn't be here," he says reverently.

Video: http://www.etonline.com/news/2010/02/83582/index.html



Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: andy1981 on May 06, 2010, 06:22:13 AM
Going to see Kiss for the first time on Sunday  : ok:

not the biggest fan, but I think that it'll be some show

Pyro galore! by all accounts the Sheffield date went down really well

anyone on here been to / going to any of the Sonic Boom over Europe gigs?


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on May 24, 2010, 01:31:15 PM
According to AOL's Noisecreep, KISS has announced the next leg of its U.S. tour in support of the band's latest studio album, "Sonic Boom", featuring stops in both amphitheaters and arenas.

Instead of selecting an established band as support, KISS has teamed up with Guitar Center to discover a talented, unsigned act. The Guitar Center On-Stage competition will allow unsigned rock bands to compete for a chance to open for KISS at 22 different tour stops. The winning band will also receive a $10,000 Guitar Center shopping spree. Unsigned bands can begin registering June 1.

KISS tour dates:

Jul. 23 - Cheyenne, WY - Cheyenne Frontier Days
Jul. 24 - Minot, ND - North Dakota State Fair
Jul. 29 - Pittsburgh, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
Jul. 30 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
Jul. 31 - Hershey, PA - Hershey Park Stadium
Aug. 06 - Philadelphia, PA - Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 07 - Boston, MA - Comcast Center
Aug. 09 - Indianapolis, IN - Indiana State Fairgrounds
Aug. 13 - Buffalo, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Aug. 14 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 15 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion
Aug. 19 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Arena
Aug. 20 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 21 - Washington DC - Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 27 - Virginia Beach, VA - Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Aug. 28 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 29 - Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Sep. 02 - Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheatre
Sep. 03 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sep. 04 - St. Paul, MN - Minnesota State Fair
Sep. 10 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Sep. 11 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sep. 12 - Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
Sep. 17 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sep. 18 - Dallas, TX - Pizza Hut Park
Sep. 19 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
Sep. 22 - Sandy, UT - Rio Tinto Stadium
Sep. 24 - Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Wireless Pavilion

Tickets for many shows go on sale June 4 via Live Nation.

The members of KISS will donate a dollar from every ticket sold to the Wounded Warriors Project. This charity benefits the United States Armed Forces.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: BlowUpYourVideo on May 24, 2010, 02:02:27 PM
Fuck it, I could have seen them in Glasgow earlier this month. Hopefully they come this way again soon, would be great to see them live.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: CheapJon on June 03, 2010, 04:46:59 PM
their shows at rock am ring streams live right now here http://livestream.mtv.de/rar/


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on June 03, 2010, 05:06:24 PM
Fuck yeah THANKS DUDE



Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Bodhi on October 20, 2011, 12:05:49 PM

Kiss special on CNN Money this Sunday Night at 8pm.  I watched some clips on line, it looks really cool.

http://www.noisecreep.com/2011/10/20/kiss-to-be-profiled-by-cnn-money/


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on October 21, 2011, 10:09:36 PM
Thanks for posting can't wait to watch that.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on January 07, 2012, 02:45:56 PM
KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley has offered the following update on the band's new album, "Monster", to the group's official web site, KissOnline.com:

"Friday [January 6] we officially completed work on the new album.

"Listening to the tracks back to back is like sensory overload. Everyone who has heard any of it is completely blown away. Powerful, heavy, melodic and epic.

"It makes us very proud. You all will be, too.

"Mixing starts next week."

The February 2012 issue of U.K.'s Classic Rock magazine features Stanley's thoughts on six songs from "Monster", which he is co-producing.

"I wasn't interested in making an album unless I was in charge and no one agreed to it half-heartedly," says Stanley. "The band's all there, all the time, and we cut the tracks all facing each other in the same room. Chemistry and camaraderie, that's essential. That's what made [2009's] 'Sonic Boom' so great, and this album is thunderously better."

"It's A Long Way Down"

Stanley: "It says that those who reach heights and don't appreciate them fall mightily ? it's a long way down from the top. It's a defining track in the sense that it's very up-tempo and very much a signature song. Eric's [Singer] drumming is incredible on this."

"Back To The Stone Age"

Stanley: "One that Gene [Simmons] sings. It's exactly what you'd expect it to be from the title. I come from a school where you write a verse, a bridge, a chorus, and then you go back. That's in my blood. It's in Motown, it's in THE BEATLES, it's in LED ZEPPELIN, it's in THE WHO, its in all my favorite bands."

"Shout Mercy"

Stanley: "That's a great track. There's a lot of tracks that could start the album, and this is one of them. I like to think that the opening song is a declaration of what the album really is, whether it's a 'Love Gun' or a 'Detroit Rock City'. It's important to start with a song that defines what you're gonna be getting."

"Out Of This World"

Stanley: "That's one of Tommy's [Thayer, guitarist.] He really pushed the limits. His playing is phenomenal. It has the kind of excitement that I like to hear where you're not quite sure if it's gonna go off the rails or not. That's what makes great rock n' roll."
"Wall Of Sound"

Stanley: "We're not trying to reinvent the wheel here; we're at our best when we don't over-think. It's not a Rubik's Cube, it's a song, you know? This one is absolutely, immediately recognisable and identifiable and true to being KISS. I put the blinders on us to keep us from being derailed or the attention span broken by things going on around us."

"Hell Or Hallelujah"

Stanley: "Another up-tempo song, and it's very definitive. That's what I think is so great about this album: every track is quintessential. No one does it better ? and many have tried. When we hit the bulls-eye, we hit it full on. We've cut 14 tracks. How many we'll use or how this will play out will be interesting, but there's no filler."

There's been no release date announced for "Monster".

Stanley admits that he's never surprised by how deep KISS' fan devotion continues to run worldwide. "It really for me, resoundingly once again, I guess validates for me why this band exists," he told The Pulse Of Radio. "It's not a tepid recreation of the past, it's really an ageless beast that dominates at will. It's timeless."

Gene Simmons told The Pulse Of Radio that despite the knocks KISS has received from the rock press over the years, that sometimes in rock n' roll, style actually makes for excellent substance. "Y'know, every few years there's a kind of born-again thing that happens with KISS, a kick in the butt," he said. "And despite the naysayers and whoever else we have long since buried in our backyards of mansions that bad reviews built us ? we all live and die by the masses. So interestingly enough, the movies that I go see, that I love, when I read the reviews, I'm shocked because I always get the sense, 'Oh, they must have seen a different movie.' So when I go see 'G.I. Joe', or 'Transformers', or some of the other great thrill-rides; This ain't Shakespeare! (Laughs) But it also doesn't pretend to be. That's not why I'm going. I wanna see the world blow up."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on January 11, 2012, 12:20:45 AM
Loved Sonic Boom cannot wait to get this new album.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: FunkyMonkey on April 04, 2012, 12:41:49 PM
Gene Simmons Endorses Mitt Romney on 'Fox and Friends'

KISS bassist: America 'should be run by a businessman'

Video: http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-friends/index.html#/v/1544390790001/gene-simmons-sticking-with-romney/?playlist_id=86912


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: overmatik on April 13, 2012, 07:19:46 PM
I didn't understand why Gene Simmons got that special award at the revolver golden gods awards instead of Kiss...  ???


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: deadflowerII on September 16, 2012, 09:04:01 AM
 i saw motley crue & KISS last night in buffalo ny.....    KISS was EPIC  4th x seeing them....the place was packed & paul sounded great!   i think i've seen CRUE to many x's ,,,even though they sounded good also...the setlist is sooooo week though. :beer:


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: jarmo on February 23, 2014, 10:59:43 AM
The band is getting inducted to the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame this year, but they won't be performing.

http://www.kissonline.com/news/article/id/39558 (http://www.kissonline.com/news/article/id/39558)




/jarmo


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: tim_m on February 23, 2014, 06:14:49 PM
The band is getting inducted to the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame this year, but they won't be performing.

http://www.kissonline.com/news/article/id/39558 (http://www.kissonline.com/news/article/id/39558)




/jarmo

Well the original Kiss won't be performing.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: jarmo on February 24, 2014, 07:24:33 AM
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we have decided not to play in any line-up



/jarmo


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: WAR41 on February 24, 2014, 09:53:36 AM
The band is getting inducted to the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame this year, but they won't be performing.

http://www.kissonline.com/news/article/id/39558 (http://www.kissonline.com/news/article/id/39558)




/jarmo

Well the original Kiss won't be performing.

Lol did you even bother to read the article?


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: tim_m on February 24, 2014, 06:10:11 PM
I guess they changed their mind in the last 24 hours or so.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Bridge on February 24, 2014, 09:48:51 PM
I guess they changed their mind in the last 24 hours or so.

Yeah, they mentioned that Ace's and Peter's comments warranted a quick response.

I don't doubt that Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer work hard.  But as much as Gene and Paul can kid themselves, Singer and Thayer exist in Ace's and Peter's shadows.  The band's setlist has always revolved heavily around their 70s material (recorded with the original band).  The costumes made famous by Peter and Ace are worn at every show by Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer.  What does that all suggest?  The original band that made Kiss -- no matter what they've tried since then -- has always ands will always dominate the group's identity regardless of what replacement members come along.

I can half-see Paul's desire to appreciate Eric Carr and Bruce Kulick, but really, he thinks Tommy Thayer an Eric Singer belong in the Hall of Fame as contributing members to Kiss' legacy.

What's also interesting is that Gene has bitched for years and insulted the Hall for not inducting them, and now they are.  Wonder what Gene will say in his speech?   ??? :P


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Bodhi on February 24, 2014, 11:13:42 PM
The way that Kiss got dicked around by the Hall and the voters all these years I am glad they are not playing.  Also why aren't Eric and Tommy getting in?  They have played on multiple successful albums over the past few years, dude from the Chili Peppers got in there after being in the band 10 seconds and I dont even know his name other than "dude from the Chili Peppers" 

Honestly I am sick and fucking tired of hearing about Peter Criss and Ace Frehely.  I am no Kiss expert but isn't the reason they are not in the band because they proved to be unreliable due to their alcohol/drug related problems?  It's Paul and Gene's band, they are the ones who keep the machine going.  People act like Gene and Paul just kicked them out of the band for no reason.  I believe they were a huge headache to deal with an brought alot of unnecessary bullshit to the band.  Like I said I am no Kiss expert, but that stuff is pretty well documented.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Bridge on February 25, 2014, 10:12:05 PM
The way that Kiss got dicked around by the Hall and the voters all these years

How did they get dicked around?  There are tons of worthy bands that have been around longer than Kiss who haven't even been nominated, let alone inducted.  You're acting like the Hall of Fame is obligated to vote Kiss (or anybody for that matter), as if they're entitled to it.  It's the HOF's show and they can vote in whomever they choose.  Like I said before, Gene has bitched forever and insulted the Hall of Fame enough times that it's a wonder they are being inducted at all.




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Honestly I am sick and fucking tired of hearing about Peter Criss and Ace Frehely.  I am no Kiss expert but isn't the reason they are not in the band because they proved to be unreliable due to their alcohol/drug related problems?  It's Paul and Gene's band, they are the ones who keep the machine going.  People act like Gene and Paul just kicked them out of the band for no reason.  I believe they were a huge headache to deal with an brought a lot of unnecessary bullshit to the band.  Like I said I am no Kiss expert, but that stuff is pretty well documented.

Documented by who?  Gene Simmons?  The truth is, Ace Frehley declined to return to the band after the farewell tour ended in 2001, despite being asked to return.  Gene and Paul then turned around and firstly deceived people by using Ace's image in their promotional material, and secondly deceived people by implying that it was their choice to exclude Ace.

Like Ace, Peter was asked to return in 2003 and (unlike Ace) he did return.  His return of course was after Gene trashed him to the media yet asked Peter to return anyway.

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Also why aren't Eric and Tommy getting in?  They have played on multiple successful albums over the past few years

 ::)  Even if the two albums they've done had been all that successful, they are still Ace and Peter clones.  Like I said before, the overall aura of Kiss (recent albums notwithstanding) relies very heavily on their 70s look, their 70s appeal, and their 70s songs -- all of which was done with Ace and Peter, regardless of Gene's and Paul's opinions of them now.

At the end of the day, Kiss is known and made their biggest (and really only) mark during the 1970s with the original lineup with face paint and costumes.  As I said before, I can semi-see Paul's logic about including Eric Carr and Bruce Kulick because they helped keep the band going during the non-makeup years when Kiss was actually trying to re-establish themselves.  Unlike now, where they are milking the face painted cow for all it's worth.

It's amazing they are actually getting inducted anyway, because Kiss was never that great of a band even in their heyday.  The brutally honest truth is that they have always (and will always) be more known for their face paint than their songs.  You have to wonder how things would've turned out if they had never worn the paint and costumes to begin with.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Bodhi on February 26, 2014, 05:26:38 PM
The way that Kiss got dicked around by the Hall and the voters all these years

How did they get dicked around?  There are tons of worthy bands that have been around longer than Kiss who haven't even been nominated, let alone inducted.  You're acting like the Hall of Fame is obligated to vote Kiss (or anybody for that matter), as if they're entitled to it.  It's the HOF's show and they can vote in whomever they choose.  Like I said before, Gene has bitched forever and insulted the Hall of Fame enough times that it's a wonder they are being inducted at all.




Documented by who?  Gene Simmons?  The truth is, Ace Frehley declined to return to the band after the farewell tour ended in 2001, despite being asked to return.  Gene and Paul then turned around and firstly deceived people by using Ace's image in their promotional material, and secondly deceived people by implying that it was their choice to exclude Ace.

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It's amazing they are actually getting inducted anyway, because Kiss was never that great of a band even in their heyday.  The brutally honest truth is that they have always (and will always) be more known for their face paint than their songs.  You have to wonder how things would've turned out if they had never worn the paint and costumes to begin with.

They got dicked around because based on influence alone they are a no brainer first ballot Hall of Fame band.  I don't even like the band that much, but there is not one hard rock band that came after them that doesn't list them as an influence.  Even Kurt Cobain was influenced by that band.  They changed the course of rock music with the big stage show which became a staple for all bands that followed them

All the drug problems for Peter and Ace are very well documented by society in general, and by themselves.  Especially Ace, he is just as well known for his substance abuse as he is his guitar.

The only reason it is amazing they are getting in is because the Hall is so incompetent and inconsistent when they do happen to get things right once in a while it is an amazing thing.

I don't disagree with your idea that only an essential line up should be inducted, but that is something that is impossible to enforce.  That is all a matter of opinion of the listener.  There are lots of people who prefer DJ Ashba or Robin Finck to Slash, or Tommy's playing to Ace's.    The easiest thing would be inducting everyone who ever played on a record, like Metallica did. 

On a side note I do believe Kiss's highest charting album ever was Sonic Boom that came out in 2009, with no Ace or Peter on it.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Bridge on February 27, 2014, 11:34:50 PM
Kiss's highest charting album ever was Sonic Boom with no Ace or Peter on it.

Almost though.  I'm sure part of that album's appeal was the fact that it included a bonus disc of "Kiss Klassics", which were all 1970s Kiss songs.  Granted, Ace's and Peter's parts were removed and then re-recorded for this release, but the point is, the inclusion of the old songs was done for commercial appeal to boost album sales, and it looks like it worked -- for initial appeal anyway.

You're right about it being the highest charting, though of course that doesn't mean album sales.  Even with the bonus tracks, Sonic Boom ultimately sold considerably less than most of their 70s albums (and 80s albums too for that matter).


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Gunner80 on March 30, 2014, 01:33:25 PM
Kiss have never again reached the sales figures they had in the seventies.  These newest releases have bombed period. 


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on March 31, 2014, 09:58:49 AM
I'm a little sick of all this bickering between the 4 original members of kiss, and the hall saying they only want the original four to be involved...they're usually pretty open to that


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Bodhi on April 02, 2014, 10:34:15 AM
Kiss have never again reached the sales figures they had in the seventies.  These newest releases have bombed period. 

NOBODY reaches the sales figures from the 70's.  Nobody buys music anymore, they stream it on spotify, you tube etc.  Sonic Boom debuted number 2 on the Billboard Charts, and Monster debuted at number 3.  Those are the two highest charting Kiss albums ever.  The sales figures are irrelevant because there is no way to track how many people actually heard it.  The only real solid number that you can base anything off of is where the record charted.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Eazy E on April 02, 2014, 02:47:43 PM
Kiss have never again reached the sales figures they had in the seventies.  These newest releases have bombed period. 

NOBODY reaches the sales figures from the 70's.  Nobody buys music anymore, they stream it on spotify, you tube etc.  Sonic Boom debuted number 2 on the Billboard Charts, and Monster debuted at number 3.  Those are the two highest charting Kiss albums ever.  The sales figures are irrelevant because there is no way to track how many people actually heard it.  The only real solid number that you can base anything off of is where the record charted.

Lots of other factors.  It's also likely a sign of an aging fanbase that is more likely to buy a physical product because that's how they have always bought their records... unlike new artists that don't have the same advantage.  You should also consider the quality of competition the week the album was released & how long the other albums in the Top 10 have been released - it's one thing if you chart at #2 the same week Usher debuts at #3, and another thing entirely to debut at #2 when the #3 album is Adele's and has been on the chart for 40+ weeks.

Also, "where the record charted" is not the only solid number to look at... how about second week sales?  You could look at the % drop from one week to the next?  or # of weeks spent in the Top 10?  # of weeks spent in the Top 100?  Any singles released?  How did they chart? etc. etc.  All of these could be compared to their hit records from the past.

I don't know the answers, or if the abum "bombed" or not... but all those #2 & #3 chart positions mean is that Kiss has a decent-sized group of hardcore fans that will buy any album they release, not much else.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on June 20, 2017, 03:20:43 PM
Watch Original KISS Drummer PETER CRISS Play His Last-Ever U.S. Concert


http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/watch-original-kiss-drummer-peter-criss-play-his-last-ever-u-s-concert/ (http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/watch-original-kiss-drummer-peter-criss-play-his-last-ever-u-s-concert/)


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on February 18, 2018, 08:09:20 PM
Is It 'The End Of The Road' For KISS?

On February 8, Kiss Catalog Ltd., the owner of the intellectual property rights pertaining to the legendary rock group KISS, filed an application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the word mark "The End Of The Road". If granted, the registration will protect the use of the standard character mark of "The End Of The Road" on entertainment services, specifically "live performances by a musical band."

Word of the application has led to speculation among KISS fans that the band could be preparing to embark on its final tour.

KISS had once before publicly announced its plans to call it quits nearly 20 years ago. Guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley later said that the band's tumultuous "Farewell Tour" in 2000 was nothing more than an attempt by the group to "put KISS out of its misery" after years of ego clashes and disagreements over songwriting credits between the band's original members.

"The 'Farewell Tour' was to get off the stage with our tails between our legs while we still had some self-respect left," bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons explained. "And it became very clear the fans didn't want us to go."

Simmons said in a 2017 interview that KISS had "a few more years" left before it would call it quits. He told Glasgow Live: "We're the hardest-working band in show business. I wear over forty pounds of studs and armor and all that stuff, seven-inch platform heels, spit fire and have to fly through the air and do all that stuff.

He continued: "In hindsight, it would have been smarter to be a U2 or THE [ROLLING] STONES, to wear some sneakers and a t-shirt and you're comfortable. No, we had to do it the hard way.

"So we're not gonna be able to do it into our 70s, and I'm 67 now. We'll do it for a few more years, and then when we think it's time to go, we'll go, and we'll do it the right way, with a big party. I'd like to think that we would do something that rocks the planet ? something big and worldwide and maybe free."

Stanley has repeatedly said that the band could one day continue without him and Gene, explaining in an interview: "Once the original [KISS lineup] was no more, it just became clear to us that, in some ways, we're much more a sports team. We don't fall into the limitations of other bands, because we're not other bands. So, yeah, at some point, I'd love to see somebody in the band in my place, and it's because I love the band."


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Bridge on February 19, 2018, 01:35:29 AM
Paul Stanley later said that the band's tumultuous "Farewell Tour" in 2000 was nothing more than an attempt by the group to "put KISS out of its misery" after years of ego clashes and disagreements over songwriting credits between the band's original members.

Songwriting credits??   ???  In their respective books, Paul and Gene both stated that it was because of Ace's and (especially) Peter's bad behavior.


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Stanley has repeatedly said that the band could one day continue without him and Gene, "So, yeah, at some point, I'd love to see somebody in the band in my place, and it's because I love the band."

Yeah, I'm sure people will buy Kiss tickets with 0 original members.   :P


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: D on July 31, 2018, 07:13:25 PM
Love Paul Stanley but his voice is finished. Hard to listen to him


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Bridge on November 19, 2018, 04:20:26 AM
Love Paul Stanley but his voice is finished. Hard to listen to him

Well, you're in luck, because you don't have to.  He's been caught lip-synching like crazy lately.  Pulling his mouth away from the mic and then another word is heard, not making it back to the mic on time before his vocals start, and the vocals sound identical night after night at all the shows.


Title: Re: The KISS Thread
Post by: Malcolm on July 22, 2019, 08:20:31 PM
Anyone seen a show on this tour? Thoughts?