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June 27



David Snowden Promotions 12th Anniversary
From: David Snowden Promotions
David Snowden Promotions, Inc. is proud to announce our 12th Anniversary!!!. Since 1986, Snowden Promotions have been providing fans with the best KISS Collectibles and Official Fan Club Services. To Commemorate this milestone, we are offering our KISS customers a 12% discount on ALL* our KISS Collectibles during the month of July, 1998.
* Excludes new Hanging Figurine and other pre-order items including the Notebook, Convention Ornament, Destroyer 3D Sculpture, etc...
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KISS Comics Online
From: KISS Asylum
KISS Comics Online is a cool feature added to KISS Asylum which we really think you will enjoy! Mike/Kittycriss (Niteowls World of KISS) and Bill Hollweg have come together to work on this original KISS comic presented exclusively here at KISS Asylum. Each month we are presenting a couple of new frames for your enjoyment.
Three new slides were added today! Click to KISS Comics Online!

KISS Hell Issue #29
From: Joe D / KISS Hell Online
KISS HELL #29 OUT NOW!! - Color BRUCE KULICK Artwork Cover, Bruce Interview, 3 Gene $immons Q&A's, Instrument Profile on PUNISHER, Chris Lendt interview, UNION in Vegas, Nashville EXPO review, June update, Chapter 2 of new comic (full color) & Tons of KISS news & photos as always. Sample issue-$5. Payable to Joe Degraffenreid. KISS HELL, 503 Willis, Noble, OK, 73068.
Visit the KISS Hell Online website here at KISS Asylum at http://KissAsylum.com/KissHell

Great KISS Interview CD
From: KISS Asylum
From the same people who brought you the great KISS Tribute disc KISS Covered in Scandinavia comes a great KISS Interview package, "KISS Uncovered." This double CD set includes interviews with every member of KISS past and present, with the exception of Mark St. John. Disc one contains interviews with each of the original members from both before and after the Reunion. Disc two contains interviews with Eric Carr, Vinnie Vincent, Bruce Kulick and Eric Singer from various periods between 1987-1996. This CD package is limited to a pressing of only 3,000 copies and contains interviews that most will never have heard before. For ordering information contact Kent at quadromedia@swipnet.se.

KISS Freaks Special Delivery Contest
From: Steve Stierwalt
KISS Freaks.com brings you the Totally Demented Contest. You've seen Doc's work on the cover of the current issue of Special Delivery, now be a part of his art. Thats right if you are chosen as the winner of the contest, Doc will make you Demented like he did your favorite member of KISS! All you have to do is submit a photo, story, video file or anything else that we can use to determine how KISS Demented you are. Be as KISS Demented & Psycho as you want and send your stuff in now. Past submissions to KISS Freaks are eligible, just email me to let me know what you want to have considered for the contest. Contest starts July 1st and ends September 1st. Check this URL for details: http://www.kissfreaks.com/features/docs/
To enter send your demented stuff to this email:
stierwlt@indy.net or snail mail to:
Steve Stierwalt, Jr.
Attn: Totally Demented
5246 Padre Lane
Indianapolis, IN 46237


June 26



New Merchandise: KISS Destroyer Model Kits!
From: David Snowden Promotions
Fans remember them as "The Hottest Band in the Land." They're wild, crazy and in 1972 they changed the face of rock and roll forever. Now they're back, in full leather, makeup and platform boots. . .and the crowds are going wild! Not only is the band making a comeback, so is KISS merchandise! One of the most famous KISS albums was "Destroyer". . .any true KISS fan has the original album in their prized KISS collection. Now, Polar Lights has brought that album cover to life with the introduction of KISS model kits. Each kit includes one KISS figure and a portion of the rock-like stand to mount the band member on. Collect all four and assemble the band members to recreate their pose on the "Destroyer" album cover as it first appeared in records stores in 1976. Pictured are the four individual KISS model kits professionally painted and assembled. Models must be put together and painted by the customer.

Four separate kits:

  • Peter Criss -- Release Date: October 1998 --Item PCMD
  • Paul Stanley -- Release Date: November 1998 -- Item PSMD
  • Ace Frehley -- Release Date: December 1998 -- Item AFMD
  • Gene Simmons -- Release Date: January 1999 -- Item GSMD

    Suggested Retail Price: $19.99. Special Pre-order Price: $15.99 each. Pre-order all four for only $60.00 -- Price includes postage for US residents. Visit David Snowden Promotions, Inc. (www.davidsnowden.com) -- the fans source for Official KISS Merchandise!
    Click Here For More KISS Merchandise News!
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    KISS Psycho Circus Figures At Spencers
    From: Kissfan@discoverynet.com
    Just walked into my local Spencer's Gifts in Independence, Mo. and saw a huge display of the KISS Psycho Circus figures. They said they just got them in and I was the first to buy any. They sold for $19.99 each, so being strapped for cash, I bought just Paul and Ace. Very, very cool! The pacakging is about the same as the first edition figures, but a little better. Each figure has his name (ie. Celestial, Starbearer, etc.) on the box, plus a brief description of the character. Ace's box reads - "The Celstial - Represents the principles of the universal balance, the ultimate harmony of the cosmos." Paul's reads - "The Starbearer - He who draws from the deep wells of the soul and emotion. Bringer of the passion and pain." Some random thoughts - Paul's arm- and knee pads look cooler than I thought, but his hair is too straight. Ace's hair is cut very short on top, but his costume looks great. One thing, while most of you will be thinking about buying these figures for just the band members, you'll be surprised at just how great the other figures look! Stiltman is very well done and you can almost feel the slime dripping off the Jester and his twisted little dog! Now it's off to an ATM and back to pick up Gene and Peter!
    KISS Psycho Circus Action Figures Page
    Order Psycho Circus Action Figures At Spiders Web

    [KA Note: Just a note to remind all online fans that you can order the KISS Psycho Circus Figures at The Spiders Web for around $42.00 plus shipping for ALL 4 figures! That is a great price and if the price mentioned above at Spencers is any indication of what they will be going for around the malls in the US, then ordering at The Spiders Web would still be cheaper even including S&H!]


    June 25



    KISS Series 2 Trading Card News!
    From: Cornerstone Communications
    Cornerstone Communications announced today that they are now taking orders for SERIES 2 KISS TRADING CARDS. The set will consist of 90 common cards, numbered 91-180, each foil stamped in silver. All cards will feature the four original member in makeup. Subsets will include part two of the KISS Discography, more KISStory, KISS Scarcities, KISS Collectibles and an in-depth look at KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park. Insert cards will include a special 9-card Alive/Worldwide 96-97 tour subset (different from the boxtopper in the Series One Reprint) and eight special format cards, available in both common and scarce gold editions. Text will again be by noted KISS expert, Robert Conte. A special collector's binder for Series Two will also be available.

    KISS SERIES 2 TRADING CARDS are scheduled to ship in late August or early September. Call (520) 722-1304 24 hours to request a catalog.Orders are currently being taken for the following products:

  • #K2-C KISS Series 2 case (10 Display Boxes, six group and one each of the solo boxes) $325
  • #K2-D KISS Series 2 group Display Box $45.00
  • #K2-D1 KISS Series 2 Gene Simmons Display Box $50.00
  • #K2-D2 KISS Series 2 Paul Stanley Display Box $50.00
  • #K2-D3 KISS Series 2 Ace Frehley Display Box $50.00
  • #K2-D4 KISS Series 2 Peter Criss Display Box $50.00
  • #K2-FS KISS Series 2 Factory Set (90 common cards only) $20.00
  • #K2-US KISS Series 2 Uncut Press Sheet $45.00
  • #K2-B KISS Series 2 Binder $17.00

    TO ORDER: Cornerstone takes VISA, Mastercard and American Express, checks and money orders are OK but wait for personal check clearance; all payments must be in US dollars. Thanks!.

  • CREDIT CARD ORDERS: You may call us at 1-800-846-7725 (or 520 722-1304) Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, Mountain Standard Time. (We are eight hours behind Greenwich Mean Time).
  • CHECK OR MONEY ORDER: Make checks payable to Cornerstone Communications, Inc., and send to: Cornerstone, P. O. Box 18306, Tucson, AZ USA 85731.
    Shipping is extra. Credit card orders will be taken by phone 9am - 5 pm, Mountain Standard Time at (800) 846-7725. Faxed credit card orders may be sent to (520) 722-3149.
    Please note that products and prices may change without further notice.

    KISS Psycho Circus Figures Have Arrived!
    From: KLODGE5@aol.com
    Just saw the KISS Psycho Circus figures at Kay Bee Toys at a Vancouver mall. They are selling for $14.99 each. They just got them today.
    KISS Psycho Circus Action Figures Page
    Order Psycho Circus Action Figures At Spiders Web

    KISS Merchandise Update
    From: David Snowden Promotions
    Just to let everyone else know that the "Destroyer" 3D wall hanging will be delayed until mid to late August. Also the Gene Simmons costumes are due in next week, & will be shipped as soon as they arrive.
    Click Here For More KISS Merchandise News!
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    KISS Mention on Letterman Top 10 List
    From: MRITWS@aol.com
    David Letterman's Top Ten List for June 24 was titled "Top Ten Signs Your Amish Teen Is In Trouble" and number 8 was "Shows up at barn raisings in full Kiss makeup."

    Gene Simmons in Quake 2
    From: Paul Bowlay
    I've touched-up the original Gene Simmons model for the game Quake2 to give it CTF Skins (Quake2 fans will know what I mean). They can be downloaded from my web site (http://members.tripod.com/~bowlay) and to the right is a screenshot.

    Special July 9th UNION Show
    From: Bruce Kulick
    Just wanted to let everyone know that during this time while the UNION Tour '98 second leg is shaping up UNION will be making a special appearance on JULY 9th at the Coconut Teaser on Sunset and Laurel Canyon Blvd in Los Angeles. On that night UNION will be just one of several bands playing during a benefit in honor of the late West Arkeen. As you all know, UNION's own Jamie Hunting was the bass player for "Outpatience," the band West Arkeen was in when he died. There will be a low cover charge, and there will not be guest list of course because it is a benefit. UNION is scheduled to go on at the Coconut Teaser at 10:30 PM, and I'll update everyone if there is any additional info. We will not be playing a full set, but we are looking forward to playing some songs for the fans nevertheless. So, if you are in the area come on out to hear UNION and support a very worthy cause.

    KISS Asylum Receives "The Nutty Award"
    From: Al LaPeter
    Recently someone has submitted your site to our One Nutty Site Award service. After visiting your site we have decided that your site meets the criteria to win one of our awards.
    Click Here To See Other Awards Won

    Psycho Circus Central At KISS Asylum
    From: KISS Asylum
    The Psycho Circus Comes to Town!
    Late 1998 and 1999 are going to be big for KISS and their Psycho Circus themed campaign. In an effort to help organize all the Psycho Circus information for your easy viewing KISS ASYLUM has created a few pages to detail each of the specific Psycho Circus themed items. These pages are part of our NEWS EXTRA section, which is located on the front page of KISS ASYLUM.

  • Psycho Circus Studio Album
    This page is dedicated entirely to Psycho Circus Studio Album news and info including: track listsings, lyrics, cover art, and reviews as they become available.
  • Psycho Circus Comics
    This page is dedicated entirely to the Psycho Circus Comics including: cover art, links to pages detailing the storyline of the comics, and how to order the comics online.
  • Psycho Circus Action Figures
    This page is dedicated entirely to the Psycho Circus Action Figures including: great, detailed photos of each action figure, Official McFarlane Press Release & Fact Sheet, and how to order the figures online.
    The three pages above are just the start of many different Psycho Circus pages at KISS ASYLUM, each dedicated to detailing and exploring a specific Psycho Circus theme. We think you will find these pages both easy to use and informative. Each pages is linked to one another to create a web of Psycho Circus related items on KISS ASYLUM.


    June 23



    Diamonds In The Rough: "Urban Legends of KISS"
    From: KISS Asylum
    Is "KISS" actually an acronym for something sinister? Has Gene really had his tongue surgically lengthened? Is there real blood from the band members in the original KISS Comic? Is Vinnie Vincent actually a woman?! Well, issue #5 of Dale Sherman's Diamonds In The Rough column is up, and in this latest issue Dale explores the answers and meaning behind these Urban Legends of KISS, and more.
    Click Here To Read The Article

    Get Psycho Circus Action Figures At The Spiders Web
    From: KISS Asylum
    It is quickly approaching the time when McFarlane Toys' KISS Psycho Circus Action Figures are scheduled to be available to consumers. As many of you may have experienced, fans frequently had difficulty finding someplace to purchase the first series of KISS figures. We ourselves at KISS Asylum experienced the frustration of initially not being able to find the figures. We finally ended up getting our figures from the online toys and comics store The Spider's Web, and at a really great price. Not only was it the best mail order price out there, but we received our figures within 7 days of placing our order.
    Which is why we wanted to be sure to bring The Spider's Web to the attention of KISS Asylum visitors. The Spider's Web is selling the KISS Psycho Circus Action Figures, and once again you can order your complete set of figures direct from them at the lowest price on the net. A complete set of the figures is only $42.95 plus shipping, and includes:

  • Gene Simmons w/Ringmaster
  • Ace Frehley w/Stiltman
  • Paul Stanley w/Jester
  • Peter Criss w/Animal Wrangler
    We were very pleased with the service we received from The Spider's Web last year, and will once again be getting our KISS Action Figures from them this year. You can either click on the banner at the top of the page or the following link to find out all the details you need to order your KISS Psycho Circus Action Figures from The Spider's Web, and be sure to tell them you find out about it at KISS ASYLUM!

    New England KISS Expo
    From: Kittycriss / KISS Comics Online
    The New England KISS Expo will be held September 12th and 13th and will feature special guests Bill Aucoin, Q&A session with KISS & Tell author Gordon Gebert and two KISS tribute bands, Love Gun and Destroyer. . The Expo will be held at St. Anthony's Hall 25 Forest Ave. Pawtucket, RI. Show times are Saturday 3pm-10pm and Sunday 1pm-9pm. Tickets go on sale starting July 20 can can be charged by phone 1-401-725-7156. Ticket prices to be announced. Hotel Resv. info --Comfort Inn, 2 George St. Pawtucket, RI 1-401-723-6700. Special Expo rate $65
    For more info on The New England KISS Expo E-MAIL HERE or call, (401) 722-3981
    Website: http://members.aol.com/kittycriss/expo.html

    KISS Army Online: Fan Focus
    From: KISS Asylum
    Check out the KISS Army Online: Fan Focus where we concentrate on YOU, the KISS fan! The most recent section added to Fan Focus is called KISS SHRINE. Do you have a special place where you keep all your favortie KISS goodies? Do you have a large wall of posters or a cabinet or bookcase filled with KISS merchandise and collectables? If you do, we want to see it! Show off what you got, show your fellow KISS fans your KISS Shrine here on KISS Asylum! We are also taking pictures of you in KISS makeup for our "KISS Army Warpaint" section and pictures of your KISS Tattoos for our "KISS My Tattoo" section.
    Click below for more information and to see how you can get involved!


    June 22



    Patrick Vick's Digital Art Gallery
    From: KISS Asylum
    Patrick Vick is well known in the KISS Online world as one of the best online KISS artists from his work at his great KISS Eye Kandy webapge! Now you can see his work at The KISS Asylum in this current monthly feature! Each month Patrick will be submitting a new piece of artwork for all to enjoy!
    Click Here To See His Latest Digital KISS Art!

    KISS Asylum Fanzine Focus
    From: KISS Asylum
    KISSASYLUM.COM has become sort of a haven for KISS fanzines, with a special online version of the print fanzine community starting to build. Currently there are 7 KISS fanzines who call KISS Asylum their online home, and in the coming months KISS Asylum will be doing a Fanzine Focus on each of the great fanzines that are part of KISSASYLUM.COM.
    This week the Fanzine Focus looks at KISSaholics!

    Cleveland KISS Expo - '98 (June 28, 1998)
    From: Stephen Campbell
    The Cleveland KISS Expo is back! The promoters of the NY, Philadelphia, Chicago & Toronto shows have joined forces with a new massive location to make this convention as the show it was meant to be! Last year the other Cleveland Expo had some problems but this is a completely different show by different promoters. It will be a great day. Roller World Center's 23,000 square feet will be the place to be on Sunday June 28th 11am-8pm. Eric Singer has agreed to be the special guest as most of the crowd at the other Expo didn't get to meet him. Pittsburgh's Mr. Speed will do a special performance. There will be giveaways and door prizes along with a massive amount of dealers. Tickets are $13.00 in advance, $15.00 at the door. Advance tickets are available at Ticketmaster (216) 241-5555. Roller World Center is located at 5310 Hauserman Road (I-480 & Tiedeman) in Parma, Ohio. The Cleveland Airport Ramada Inn has a KISS Expo rate (440) 267-5700. Dealer info call (201) 387-9019
    Click Here For More KISS Expo Information

    New Merchandise: KISS Series 2 Trading Cards
    From: David Snowden Promotions
    KISS Series 2 Trading Cards are set for release to coincide with the entire Psycho Circus (KISS' New Album) campaign, the set contians all new photos, trivia and rare chase cards! Display box contains 36 packs, 9 cards per pack with chase cards randomly inserted in foil packs. 5 different reatil display box designs: 1 Group Box, 1 each solo box for Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. Item KSC2. Preorder Sale Price: $45.00 Estimated Ship Date: Late August
    Click Here For More KISS Merchandise News!
    Click Here To Order Official KISS Merchandise From David Snowden

    New Merchandise: KISS Series 2 Uncut Sheet
    From: David Snowden Promotions
    Large uncut sheet of all 90 new KISS Series 2 Trading Cards.
    Item KCUS. Preorder Sale Price: $30.00

    New Merchandise: KISS Series 1 Album Binders
    From: David Snowden Promotions
    KISS Series 1 Album Binders are due in the last week of June.
    [All items listed above are available for preorder at: http://www.davidsnowden.com]

    KISS & UNION Polls
    From: KISS Asylum
    Participate in the June KISS & UNION Polls. The June KISS Asylum Poll asks, "Do you think the Psycho Circus Tour will be as successful as the Reunion Tour?"
    Vote In The KISS Asylum Poll & See The Resuts From The May Poll.
    The June UNION Asylum Poll asks, "When UNION goes back out on the road would you rather see them as the opening act on an arena tour, or headlining another club tour of their own?"
    Vote In The UNION Asylum Poll & See The Resuts From The May Poll.


    June 18



    Eric Singer To Join Alice Cooper Band
    From: Stewart Allen
    It's just been announced by Brian Nelson, Alice Cooper's Personal Assistant that Eric Singer will be rejoining the Cooper's backing band for the forseeable future as current drummer Jimmy DeGrasso has joined Megadeth. No word if this will be a permanent return or just a fill-in.

    Eric Singer Radio Interview
    From: Stephen Campbell
    If you live in the greater Cleveland area you may want to tune in to WMMS Wednesday morning as Eric Singer will be doing an interview to further promote next week's Cleveland Expo. The Expo is all set and promises no screw-ups like the ones at the other Cleveland show last year.

    Final KISS Trivia Chat Tonite!
    From: KISS Asylum
    Tonight, June 18th at 9pm EST, Bob Rodrick (KISS Fact of the Week) will be holding his final KISS Trivia Chat here in the KISS Asylum Chat room. This will be an extra special chat with around 40 questions being asked plus bonus questions. You don't want to miss it! Come early because the room can get very crowded and we want everyone to get in.
    Note: For those who plan on attending tonight's trivia chat, do yourself a favor if you want to win....brush up on my Facts of the Week! :) I'll be pulling a lot of questions from there. Hope to see you all tonight!

    Wizard World Chicago '98
    From: UNIONRules
    Fans of the Psycho Circus comic and KISS Action Figures might like to know that creator Todd McFarlane is scheduled to be the guest of honor at the Wizard World Chicago '98 convention. I was also told Psycho Circus contributors Kevin Conrad & Angel Medina are also scheduled to be there. The Wizard World convention is a comic and Sci-Fi affair, and there will be tons of other guests there too like the guys who play Darth Vader and Boba Fett! Here are some more details:

  • Where: Rosemont Convention Center
  • When: July 17th thru 19th
  • Tickets: $20 per day or $40 for a 3 day pass
  • How to order: Call 1-800-690-1669
  • Special Bonus: Advance ticket orders get Cliffhanger Sketchbook with exclusive Wizard World Cover and Priority Early Admission on Saturday and Sunday
    Wizard World also has a Chicago '98 website at http://www.wizardworld.com/chicago/chicago.html and you can check it out for more details (like daily schedules) and other cool info too! Should be very cool, so if you are in the Chicago area you should definitely check it out!

    Bruce Kulick Joins Boot Camp Ranks
    From: fanclub@bootcamp-band.com
    Ex-KISS guitarist and current UNION co-founder Bruce Kulick recently joined two members of Boot camp (Gullic & Coon) as they finished final over dubs (in Dallas) for their debut Parasol records full length release "Rise and Shine!" Kulick (along side back up vox from CheapTrick frontman Robin Zander!) added lead and rhythm guitar tracks to the Boot c. chestnut, "Rise and Shine" while in Dallas, TX in mid-May! Various fan boy members of "the Camp" describe the Kulick contribution as "...one part Thin Lizzy meets God Gave Rock and Roll To You, with a Beatle-esque outro..."! All this from the longest standing guitarist in KISStory (12 years) and the only one who can say he was "replaced by Ace Frehley!" Rise and shine indeed... stay tuned for an anticipated September '98 release
    For more Boot Camp info, visit www.bootcamp-band.com

    The Kiss Multipath Musical Tour Delayed
    From: Gleep!
    Just thought people would want to know that Cheri Grand of Brilliant Digital Entertainment is now saying that the Kiss Multipath Musical Tour computer video will most likely be delayed until next year. There wasn't much detail as to why yet, but I'll let you know if I find out more. People can also go to the Brilliant Digital Entertainment's Web site, www.bde3d.com for more information about them in the meantime.


    June 16



    KISS To Play on Halloween -- Confirmed!
    From: Gerri Miller of Metal Edge Magazine
    Gerri Miller emailed KISS Asylum to say that the Halloween show was confirmed by Gene, who did say that there will be a show in Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium on Halloween (Oct 31).

    [KA Note: This word from Gene would appear to be great news for KISS fans. It also appears to be the first "official" confirmation of the tentative hold KISS had put on Dodger Stadium that has been previously reported from sources such as the LA Times and Dodger Stadium officials over the past couple of weeks.]

    KISS Boxtopper/Preview Cards
    From: Robert Fletcher, Chris Cook & Dave
    If anyone has not seen the new KISS cards pictured below you have to check out the photos of these awesome new cards! These aren't the 3 cards that came out earlier, but are 9 different cards. The cards, numbered J1-J9, are a Series 1 reprint "boxtopper set" available now directly from Cornerstone Communications, Inc. One set is included in each Series 1 reprint box, and they can also be ordered directly from Cornerstone for $10 plus S&H. In addition to the pictures you see on the front of each card, when you put the back of each card together it makes a puzzle that advertises one of the Japanese "Alive/Worldwide" shows.
    The intro card for the set says: "This 9 card 1996-1997 Alive World Wide Tour boxtopper subset available with the 1998 KISS collector cards Series 1 reprint from Cornerstone Communications, Inc. Limited to 350 cases."
    1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9

    [KA Note: We originally reported these as being solely Series 2 Preview cards, but it has been brought to our attention that they are actually currently available in limited quantities as the Series 1 reprint boxtopper set as well. They may, however, still be used as Series 2 Preview Cards since their current availability is so limited and so few people have them. Sorry for any confusion. =)]

    KISS European Expo Photos
    From: Gordon Gebert
    Gordon Gebert attended the European KISS Expos in May with Eric Singer and he has graciously given KISS Asylum some of the photos that he took during his visit.
    1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13

    KISS Psycho Circus Action Figures
    From: Todd McFarlane Productions
    The Best Is Back! KISS Psycho Circus Action Figures:"One of McFarlane Toys' most successful lines for 1997, KISS, experienced complete sellouts. The success continues into 1998 with the introduction of a new assortment of KISS action figures -- KISS Psycho Circus, the first new album in over 18 years featuring the original band members, and a new, ground breaking tour late 1998."

    Hey everyone, the above is just an excerpt from the Official McFarlane Toys Press Release about the Psycho Circus Action Figures. We have created a special page at KISS Asylum to house photos and related information on the Psycho Circus Action Figures and, in addition to the complete press release, you will also find a Fact Sheet which provides the specific details and features of each individual figure, as well as more great photos on our KISS Psycho Circus Action Figures page! We would like to extend special thanks to our friends at McFarlane Toys for providing the detailed information and images seen on this special page! Click Here To Read The Complete Official Press Release, The Fact Sheet & To See Additional Close Up Pictures!


    June 15



    KISS Asylum Fanzine Focus
    From: KISS Asylum
    Welcome to a brand new feature here at KISS Asylum! KISSASYLUM.COM has become sort of a haven for KISS fanzines, with a special online version of the print fanzine community starting to build. Currently there are 7 KISS fanzines who call KISS Asylum their online home, and in the coming months KISS Asylum will be doing a Fanzine Focus on each of the great fanzines that are part of KISSASYLUM.COM. We want all of KISS Asylum's visitors to have an opportunity to get a better understanding of what it takes to run a print fanzine, as well as to get to know each of the great editors & their respective fanzines personally. KISS Asylum is proud to be associated with each of these quality fanzines, and we think you will all enjoy getting to know the people behind them a little better!This week the Fanzine Focus looks at KISSIN' Time USA!

    Final KISS Trivia Chat This Thursday!
    From: KISS Asylum
    Coming this Thursday, June 18th at 9pm EST, Bob Rodrick (KISS Fact of the Week) will be holding his final KISS Trivia Chat. This will be an extra special chat with around 40 questions being asked plus bonus questions. You don't want to miss it! Come early because the room can get very crowded and we want everyone to get in.

    KISS Video Spotlight
    From: KISS Asylum
    Commentaries, facts, poll questions and analysis on KISS Videos from throughout KISS' career! Issue #6 is up and the KISS 1976 Anaheim Pro-Shot video is reviewed! Click here to read The KISS Video Spotlight!

    KISS Karaoke!
    From: TonyinJC@aol.com
    I was just checking out the new karaoke discs that are coming out at www.karaoke.com and there is one that caught my attention. It's called "KISS THIS" and turns out it is All KISS Songs! 16 Songs in all. They are:
    Love Gun * Detroit Rock City * Deuce * Lick it Up * Calling Dr Love * Strutter * Tears are Falling * I Was Made For Loving You * RARAN * Shout it out Loud * Hard Luck Woman * Christine 16 * Plaster Caster * Heaven's on Fire * Beth * God Gave Rock & Roll to You II
    The price is only $23.97!!!!

    10% Off KISS Merchandise Offer: Only 2 Days Left!
    From: KISS Asylum & David Snowden Promotions
    Only 2 days left to cash in on the great David Snowden Promotions/ KISS Asylum 10% off offer! If you order anything from David Snowden Promotions before midnight EST on Wednesday June 17th you will receive 10% off your total purchase! Act now while this special deal is still around!
    And Stay Tuned For Another Special Offer From David Snowden Promotions & KISS Asylum Coming In July!
    Click Here To Order Official KISS Merchandise From David Snowden

    New Merchandise: Tye Dye Shirt
    From: David Snowden Promotions
    End of World Tye Dye Shirt [Click Here To View]
    Tye dye color cotton shirt with live shot of band on front. Back Print: Makeup circles. Adult sizes Large & XL. Item EWTD. Sale Price: $25.00. Size XXL Price: $27.00.
    Click Here For More KISS Merchandise News!
    Click Here To Order Official KISS Merchandise From David Snowden

    Messege From Bruce Kulick
    From: The UNION Asylum
    The UNION Asylum talked to Bruce Kulick today and he asked us to pass a quick update of what the guys have been doing along to all the fans. The guys are doing fine and are looking forward to getting back out on the road as soon as practical. The band & their managment are talking to agents about getting back to those places they had to postpone during the first leg, as well as looking into setting up a second leg to bring the guys to many places they didn't reach the first time. As always the guys thank everyone for all their love & support and they'll have more news and details for everyone soon!
    For More UNION Info, Check the Official UNION Webpage -- The UNION Asylum

    KISS Mentioned in Wizard Magazine
    From: Al
    Hey, thought everyone might like to know about some KISS related stuff in the current issue of Wizard (a comics/toys oriented) magazine. KISS: The Psycho Circus issue #1 is at the top of the Hottest Back Issues list at #1. Issue #9 of the comic was also listed as the 35th most ordered comic by retailers in April. Finally, Wizard calls 1998 the "Year of the Toy" and lists the Psycho Circus figures as one of the 6 lines coming this year. Not too much, but cool to see anyway.

    KISS & UNION Polls
    From: KISS Asylum
    Participate in the June KISS & UNION Polls. The June KISS Asylum Poll asks, "Do you think the Psycho Circus Tour will be as successful as the Reunion Tour?"
    Vote In The KISS Asylum Poll & See The Resuts From The May Poll.
    The June UNION Asylum Poll asks, "When UNION goes back out on the road would you rather see them as the opening act on an arena tour, or headlining another club tour of their own?"
    Vote In The UNION Asylum Poll & See The Resuts From The May Poll.


    June 12



    New Merchandise: KISS Hanging Figurine
    From: David Snowden Promotions
    Same design from Garlan as the Mini-Figurine from 1997. This hanging figurine is limited to 5,000 pieces, cast in cold-cast crystalline and will only be produced during 1998. Each figurine will come with a display stand. Shipping Mid-August Item HFFG. Pre-Order Sale Price: $44.99. [Click Here To View]
    Click Here For More KISS Merchandise News!
    Click Here To Order Official KISS Merchandise From David Snowden

    KISS Cornerstone Cards News
    From: Cornerstone Communications via David Swayne
    Here is the latest from the Cornerstone Communications website.

  • KISS Series One reprint has shipped and is essentially sold out at the wholesale level. Only sets, boxtoppers, group boxes and uncut sheets are still available. About 5% of the reprint were printed with red foil stamping, making it the rarest form of the common cards.
  • The factory tells us that the Series One binders will be ready for shipping on the 19th of this month. This is much longer than the two weeks were were originally quoted, but that's business.
  • KISS has requested some changes in the Series Two artwork and text, which has been supplied (basically, Gene said he didn't want any non-makeup shots, or any mention of anyone but the original four members in this series). We now await approvals.

    KISS Movie Info
    From: Ain't it Cool News.com via jeudyj@ms.com
    Read on a cool website called Ain't it Cool News that gives up to the minute sneak info on upcoming films. Anyway, Gene Simmons was spotted attending the 24th annual Saturn Awards (motion pictures) and the guy who sent in the report on the awards show chatted with Gene and said he was "plugging a new motion picture that is being made: a Kiss movie to be directed by Adam Rifkin (The Dark Backward)." He ended the report by saying "I found out that Gene Simmons real name is not Gene Klein, but Chaim Witz, per our conversation."


    June 11



    More Psycho Circus Info
    From: Julian / KISS FAQ 2
    I just got off the phone with Mercury UK, which confirms some of news you listed from other nations' labels yesterday. The album "Psycho Circus" is slated for release in the UK on August 14th (Note: they often get the release dates wrong!!) and the first single off the album will also be called "Psycho Circus." No mention of any special packaging, but that's not too suprising! Naturally I must stress that UK release dates often change, but the record company usually follows the guidance of the parent company in NY for release schedules.

    Psycho Circus News
    From: Robert
    I just got off the phone with the Czech Mercury Records representative, Mr. Charles Kucera. He has confirmed that a planned release date for the new KISS single is August 31st and September 14th for the album. Both the single and the album have been entitled "Psycho Circus" in the release date itinerary.
    For More News On This Click To KISS Asylum Psycho Circus Page

    [KA Note: Again, as with the similar news we reported yesterday the above has not yet been "officially" confirmed. However, as we all know often the "official" word is often very slow in coming even when plans are in place. The fact that a 3rd Mercury rep -- in yet a different country -- is releasing the same dates and info would seem to indicate Mercury is pretty serious about these potential release dates.]

    KISS Candy Bars
    From: Billboard Online via Patti Heneghan
    Heard about the confirmation on the KISS candy bars (one for each member) on the radio this morning, and found the following on Billboard's webpage in the "Daily News" section from June 10.
    Life is getting even sweeter for Celine Dion.
    The 550/Epic star's Celine Dion Celebrity Chocolates line is the result of a new partnership between licensing company Sony Signatures and Morley Candy Makers. Billboard Bulletin reports that the boxed sweets, caramel-filled chocolates shaped in musical motifs and hearts, are being touted as a "companion product" to Dion's CDs. They will be sold at major discount chains. A portion of proceeds will be donated to NARAS' Grammy in the Schools program. Future boxes, all aiding different charities, will feature LeAnn Rimes, KISS, and other acts.

    KISS Japanese Box Set -- July 15
    From: Yoshiko / KISS Asylum News Japan
    KISS Asylum News Japan affiliate reports that the release date for the KISS Japanese Box Set is now July 15th. It was June 9th, but it has been postponed.


    June 10



    KISS Freaks Special Delivery #9
    From: Steve Stierwalt
    Issue 9 is almost complete, should be mailed to subscribers and preorders by June 18th. ISSUE 9 Highlights:
  • All four covers artwork by Doc Dementia!
  • It Never Goes Away, The Carnival of Souls Controversy
  • Bill Starkey's KISS Kollection takes a look at the first tourbook
  • Around Again Union News
  • KISS Kartoons Premieres
  • Collecting KISS, VinylMANIA by Julian Gill
  • Roch Vaillancourt is back with the Seinfeld cast in KISS Makeup
  • Interview with Kevin & Haley Workman the photographer and covergirl for both Black Diamond books & More
    To order your copy specify which cover you want and send $3 payable to Steve Stierwalt, Jr. to:
    Steve Stierwalt, Jr.
    Attn: KISS Freaks S.D.
    5246 Padre Lane
    Indianapolis, IN 46237

    Collect All 4 -- Email KISS Freaks.com To Get Your Copy!

    KISS Japanese Box Set
    From: Julian / KISS FAQ 2
    Nippon-Mercury/PolyGram PHJR-20002/12 Japanese Box is set to be released at the end of June [now July 15th], according to my Japanese sources. Due to contractual problems, the box which was due to be released in May was cancelled, but these problems have been sorted out apparently. The box will include colored vinyl versions of 9 albums and a special booklet:

  • 01. KISS
  • 02. HOTTER THAN HELL
  • 03. DRESSED TO KILL
  • 04. ALIVE!
  • 05. DESTROYER
  • 06. ROCK AND ROLL OVER
  • 07. LOVE GUN
  • 08. ALIVE II
  • 09. DYNASTY
    Stictly a special edition reissue including no unreleased material. It will also include a booklet.

    Psycho Circus Box Set?
    From: Polygram Records (Toronto) via Cameron MacBain
    I called Polygram Records up here in Toronto, Ontario Canada and this is the information a representative gave me on some KISS stuff. The "Psycho Circus" album release date has been confirmed for September 15th,1998. He said there are also plans for a Psycho Circus Box Set to come out as well which will have "pop up" things of the original band members and other neat stuff, as well including the cd, but they're still working on it so he couldn't tell me for sure what else was going in it at this time. The boxset is planned to be a Limitied Edition Box Set, with only 5000 pieces being issued for it, and the Canada and the US versions of the boxset will be somewhat different so they'll be more valuable to each fan that buys one. He also said that there was no release date for the box set yet and they weren't sure about a price for it either. It will be announced as soon as it is available. The boxset will be a square boxset about the size of vinyl, maybe even bigger. He said that it's gonna be a "killer" boxset because alot of die-hard KISS fans that work for Polygram, including himself, are helping Polygram put this KISS boxset together.
    For More News On This Click To KISS Asylum Psycho Circus Page

    Psycho Circus Album & Single News
    From: Polygram Records (Norway) via catok/kissarmynorway
    I just got off the phone with the Polygram representative here in Norway and this is what he told me: "Psycho Circus" the album is scheduled to be released here in Norway on September 14th. The first single is also called "Psycho Circus," and the release date for that is August 31st.
    He also said that there are plans for a special Limited Edition packaging of the album worldwide, but that the details of this are not confirmed.
    For More News On This Click To KISS Asylum Psycho Circus Page

    [KA Note: The fact that Polygram representatives in two different countries are giving out very similar information would appear to indicate that the above information is at least under discussion, even if not yet "official." And though the Box Set and release dates are not "officially" confirmed yet, we believed that the news was interesting enough that KISS fans would like to know about these potential happenings and dates.]

    Merchandise: Plastic Model Destroyer Cover
    From: David Snowden Promotions
    Just wanted to let you know about some product coming out later this year. It is going to be a plastic model of the "Destroyer" cover. The model is going to consist of each member that will be released individually, one every couple of months. The four models will fit together to make the cover of "Destroyer". The first one will be released December 15th. It will be Paul Stanley.
    Click Here For More KISS Merchandise News!
    Click Here To Order Official KISS Merchandise From David Snowden

    Metal Edge KISS Special
    From: Gerri Miller / Metal Edge Magazine
    Gerri Miller commented to the KISS Asylum that Metal Edge is planning to do a special KISS magazine (like the KISS Alive Wordwide and Rocks The World magazines of the past) to come out sometime between the album release and tour.

    KISS News From Germany
    From: Florian / KISS Asylum News Germany
    I talked today with Mercury Germany. The production manager told me that the tentative release date of the new KISS album is September 15 here in Germany too. They will release the new Remasters (Lick It Up - Crazy Nights) here in Germany as well. He was not sure about the release date, but he was sure it will not be September. He has to change the logo into the special german KIZZ logo and that will take time.


    June 8



    New KISS Merchandise
    From: David Snowden Promotions
  • Set of 5 KISS Postcards [Click Here To View]
    Five new color KISS postcards - set of 5 includes 1 Peter, 2 Paul and 2 Ace postcards. Item PCS2. Sale Price: $5.00 set of 5

    NEW KISS MERCHANDISE COMING SOON:

  • Live Tye Dye Shirt (Late June 1998)
  • Solo Faces Magnet (July 1998)
  • Hanging Figurine (July 1998)
  • Chile KISS Notebook (Late June/early July 1998)
  • Worldwide Convention Ornament (September 1998)
  • Psycho Circus 3D Mouse Pad (September 1998)
    Click Here For More KISS Merchandise News!
    Click Here To Order Official KISS Merchandise From David Snowden

    KISS Mention in "US" Magazine
    From: James Dunn
    Gene is mentioned in the new issue (pg 54, July 1998) of US magazine. Mel Gibson is interviewing Rene Russo when she gives this account of her KISS from Gene : Mel: What do you remember about a TV project you did called 'Sable'?
    Rene: What I remember about Sable is the guy... Oh, God, this is embarrasing. Don't put this down.
    Mel: What?
    Rene: The guy in KISS - Gene Simmons - was the lead.
    Mel: Gene Simmons?
    Rene: And he kissed me in one of those scenes. And you know what he does onstage with his tongue?
    Mel: Yes. [Horrified] Oh, he did that to you?! He cleaned your tonsils?
    Rene: He did
    Mel: This is an image of you neither of us wants to remember. Let's move on.

    Japanese KISS TV Commercial
    From: Dale Sherman
    For fans who have heard about the television commercial KISS did back in 1996 for Japanese television, but could never get a copy, there is a video cassette out in the US featuring the commercial. Problem is, it's from a Japanese company and may be hard to find. The tape is JAPANARAMA, Volume Two (if you see Volume One, you're not going to find the KISS commercial on there). Fortunately, Wild and Woolly Video here in Louisville, Kentucky has it for rent. It's the fifteen-second commercial on a tape full of tidbits from strange game shows, other celebrities selling their souls for car commercials, and bizarre wrestling, but you may find the tape fun anyway. (Personally, I enjoyed the guy in a bear costume having buckets of blood jet-streaming out of his head.) Just wanted to give fans a head's-up! Thought I should add that JAPANARAMA contains a certain amount of nudity in it. So be aware of this if anyone decides to rent it or buy a copy.

    KISS Mention In "NY Post"
    From: Kevin Coughlin
    Sunday's New York Pos( 6/7/98) has a feature on Kiss in Lisa Robinson's Back Stage Pass column. The story (Kiss and Makeup: Fan army salutes glam-fathers of shock rock) centers around quotes from famous artists who were influenced by Kiss growing up. They include: Darius Rucker (Hootie & the Blowfish), Trent Reznor (NIN), Adam Horvitz (Beastie Boys), Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), Lisa Loeb, Duncan Shiek, and Eliot Smith. Some of the notable quotes are:
    " I'd put a flashlight on top of my microphone and have a broom, or my little acoustic guitar that I never learned to play and I'd pretend to be Gene or Paul. Every kid did that." -- Darius Rucker
    " They were the coolest monster, loud rock band. They were superheroes to me. I was Gene Simmons in the Halloween parade. I had aluminum foil on my shoes." -- Trent Reznor
    "When I saw Kiss at Madison Square Garden in the fifth grade, I knew I'd see som action from my date." -- Adam Horvitz

    KISS & UNION Polls
    From: KISS Asylum
    Participate in the June KISS & UNION Polls. The June KISS Asylum Poll asks, "Do you think the Psycho Circus Tour will be as successful as the Reunion Tour?"
    Vote In The KISS Asylum Poll & See The Resuts From The May Poll.
    The June UNION Asylum Poll asks, "When UNION goes back out on the road would you rather see them as the opening act on an arena tour, or headlining another club tour of their own?"
    Vote In The UNION Asylum Poll & See The Resuts From The May Poll.


    June 6



    Free KISS Stickers
    From: irogers@cadvision.com
    Wizard: The Comics Magazine will be icluding free Kiss stickers in their #85 issue, based on images from the comic series. Shipping is in August, I believe.

    Japanese UNION CD News
    From: The UNION Asylum
    Bruce contacted us yesterday to let us know that the Japanese UNION CD , which features a new cover and bonus track, has been slightly delayed. The new release date is now June 25th (on East West records) instead of the previous release date of June 6th.
    Check The UNION Asylum For All The Latest UNION Info!


    June 3



    More KISS Remasters!
    From: Michael Edwards / KISS Karisma Online
    I just spoke with a representative in Catalog Development at Mercury and she said that Lick It Up, Animalize, Asylum, and Crazy Nights are scheduled to be remastered and released in September. She didn't have an exact date yet. Currently, there are no plans for the rest of the albums to be done, but it still might happen.
    Moving right along, she also confirmed that September 15 is the tentative release date for the new KISS album, but said that, as far as the record company is concerned, the album is still untitled. That of course doesn't mean that the album won't be called Psycho Circus, it just isn't listed as that at Mercury as of now.

    Don't KISS Off Gene Simmons
    From: E! Online via AJ
    Gene Simmons lives! So do Scott Baio, Charlie Sheen, Cindy Crawford and any other number of celebrities recently rumored to have met untimely demises. Simmons, the hardest-working, monster-faced bass player in rock 'n' roll, is but the latest to be suited for premature burial. As "widespread"; Internet-fueled gossip had it, USA Today reports, the KISS posterboy succumbed to a drug overdose. A curious story, considering Simmons, 48, doesn't fit the party-hardy rock mold, and an incorrect story. "He is alive and well," a publicist for KISS' label, Mercury Records, said today. Spokeswoman Sheila Richman says she doesn't know where the overdose story came from. She doesn't know when it started. She just knows it's bogus. It all makes for an apt title to the new KISS album that the very much alive Mr. Gene Simmons is helping bandmates finish: Psycho Circus.

    Tribute Night Ball Cap
    KISS Tribute Nite At The Ballpark
    From: Pat Filippone
    The KISS Tribute Nite At The Ballpark special ball caps are in! They look awesome! So if you were one of those that were waiting to place your order until the ball caps were in stock, now's your chance to grab them. Along with the special ball caps and uniforms, we are also working on special baseballs for the game.
    Would You Like To Know More? Click Here!

    KISS Concertology Project-- Opening Bands -- Help Needed!
    From: Jeff
    As some of you may know from the many posts on the USENET and AOL newsgroups, I am doing research for the KISS Concertology. This is a project attempting to track down and list every concert KISS has ever performed. Included in this list is such information as: date, venue, city, opening band(s), attendance, etc. The project has been in the works for three years and has been successful thus far largely because of fans such as yourselves providing a wealth of information with regard to your own KISS concert experiences. For that, I am deeply indebted and very grateful. Listing all of the opening (or headlining) bands has been a difficult chore, but 98% of the 1,634 KISS shows now have opening bands listed. I'd like to make that 100%. Which is where I'd like to enlist everyone's help, once again.
    Click Here To See How YOU Can Help With This Cool New KISS Book!


    June 2



    MTV Newsbit on KISS
    From: MTV News
    KISS To Play L.A. Halloween Show, Car and 3-D Game in the Works
    Kiss, whose new album, "Psycho Circus," will be released on September 15, is planning to kick off its tour with a Halloween concert at Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium that may be televised. The album will feature the line-up of Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, the first time the original members of Kiss have worked on a record together in eighteen years. Meanwhile, Kiss also wants to get into the automobile manufacturing business and is currently looking at producing a black and silver two-seat car that would retail for about $50,000 -- clearly not your father's Oldsmobile. Six copies of the car, which will be unveiled in September, are supposed to appear with the band during publicity stunts for the tour before it goes into mass production. In other Kiss tech-savvy news, the band has also signed a deal with a interactive entertainment company to create "The Kiss Multipath Musical Tour," a three-dimensional, digitally-animated computer game based on the music of the band. Kiss' virtual "Musical Tour" is scheduled to be released in conjunction with the launch of the band's upcoming tour.

    KISS of Death?
    From: USA Today Life
    Contrary to widespread rumor, KISS bassist Gene Simmons is alive and healthy, according to Mercury Records. Internet reports ignited a firestorm of gossip that the notorious teetotaler had died of a drug overdose. Nope: The band is putting finishing touches on its Psycho Circus album, due in mid-September, and considering costume changes for its U.S. tour.
    [KA Note: Interesting that USA Today blames this "widespread rumor" as having been ignited by "internet reports" since the first mention of this topic seen on the Internet in any "widespread" fashion appears to have been at USA Today itself.]

    On the same topic, A KISS Asylum visitor reports: "In one of the most bizarre news bits I've EVER heard on KISS in my 20+ years as a fan, or my several years of working with all the fan clubs, this morning Los Angeles radio station KLSX (L.A. home of The Howard Stern Show) did a newsbreak in which they reported that the story of Gene Simmons overdosing from cocaine and dying wasn't true. I was listening to the Stern show this morning, and during one of the commercial breaks KLSX did their little "Top 3" news stories. The Gene bit was one of them. Very, very strange, especially considering how famous Gene is for being so anti-drug and drinking."

    KISS In Time Magazine
    From: KISS Asylum
    KISS is again mentioned in the June 8th issue of Time Magazine: Time 100 Artists & Entertainers of the Century. The mention, however, is extremely small in that the band is merely referenced by name on a fold out chart of 20th Centry popular music titled "The Long & Winding Roads." No surprise, the Beatles were named most influential rock musicians of the century.

    KISS on Comic Buyer's Guide
    From: Brett Meyer
    KISS is on the cover of the 6/12/98 issue of the comic store periodical Comic Buyer's Guide (priced at $2.95). It is a Goldmine-sized magazine with color cover their logo, solo faces and a large picture of Gene's Psycho Circus character. There is a 2 page article about the band's involvement in comics with color pix from Howard the Duck, Psycho Circus and the new toy line. It is a rare mag with low circulation (much less than Combo!) Tell everyone to get'em while they last, because most comic shops order a few and when they're gone, they're gone. If anyone would like a copy, email me at bmeyer@fc.novi.k12.mi.us or visit my website at http://hs.novi.k12.mi.us/bmeyer/bmeyer/KIZZStuff.html

    KISS's Kiss Uncovered
    From: Patti Heneghan
    Just saw this on www.hardradio.com.
    KISS's Kiss Uncovered is a 2-CD limited edition (3,000) release featuring two interviews with all four original members on one disc and interviews with later members Eric Carr, Vinnie Vincent, Bruce Kulick and Eric Singer on the second. The first disc is called Before The Reunion and the other is called After The Reunion.


    June 1



    The KISS Asylum Welcomes New Foreign Affiliates!
    From: KISS Asylum
    KISS Asylum is proud to announce the addition of yet more International Affiliates to our family! As of June 1, 1998, KISS Asylum news will now be available for French, Dutch and Japanese speaking KISS fans to read translated into their very own language!! These 3 are just the latest affiliates to come onboard and join us in our efforts to share KISS news with as many KISS fans around the world as possible, and as a direct result of such strong outpouring of participation from KISS fans around the world KISS Asylum can now be read by KISS fans in NINE different languages (including English)!! As well as the most recent addition of our French, Dutch and Japanese affiliates, your KISS Asylum news options include: "KISS Spanish Dynasty" which brings KISS Asylum news to Spanish speaking fans; "KISS Deutschland" which presents KISS Asylum news translated into German; "KISS Asylum em Portugues" which offers KISS Asylum news translated into Portuguese; KISSablanca's KISS Asylum News in Czech which offers KISS Asylum news in the Czech language and "Deuce Italia Network" which brings KISS Asylum news to Italian speaking KISS fans! All of these affiliates can be reached via our "Translations" page at http://KissAsylum.com/translation.shtml
    We are truly honored and excited by such great fan participation, and we only have one question we'd like to ask of all the other KISS fans around the world:
    Who's next to join our International KISS party here at KISS Asylum?! =)

    KISS Comics Online
    From: KISS Asylum
    KISS Comics Online is a cool feature added to KISS Asylum which we really think you will enjoy! Mike/Kittycriss (Niteowls World of KISS) and Bill Hollweg have come together to work on this original KISS comic presented exclusively here at KISS Asylum. Each month we are presenting a couple of new frames for your enjoyment.
    Three new slides were added today! Click to KISS Comics Online!

    A World Without Heroes: A Dale Sherman Novel
    From: Dale Sherman
    THERE WILL NOW BE A SHORT INTERMISSION
    Hello, everyone! Thanks for dropping by to see the newest installment of A WORLD WITHOUT HEROES. As many of you know, I am currently working on a reference book about Alice Cooper, which is scheduled to come out in November 1998. In order for me to meet my deadlines with this book, I am in need of curtailing my other projects. This will not only allow me more time to give fans the best Alice Cooper book, but will avoid rushing out new chapters for the novel every week. I would rather delay the chapters and do them right, than rush through them and give you sloppy work.
    As it stands, we are at the midway point of our story and at a perfect place for a break. Do not worry. The novel will be completed! Starting in September 1998, we will go back to publishing a chapter a week and should have the novel completed just as the new KISS World Tour begins. If things go extremely well, we can throw in a chapter during the summer as well.
    When we come back, we'll see the corruption of the Talismans, the end of the Elders, and the possible destruction of the universe as we know it. Not necessarily in that order, though. Also, as can be seen in the last chapter printed, not all of the members of the band are what they seem. Something to look forward to. Until then, have a great summer and stay tuned.

    KISS & UNION Polls
    From: KISS Asylum
    Participate in the June KISS & UNION Polls. The June KISS Asylum Poll asks, "Do you think the Psycho Circus Tour will be as successful as the Reunion Tour?"
    Vote In The KISS Asylum Poll & See The Resuts From The May Poll.
    The June UNION Asylum Poll asks, "When UNION goes back out on the road would you rather see them as the opening act on an arena tour, or headlining another club tour of their own?"
    Vote In The UNION Asylum Poll & See The Resuts From The May Poll.

    KISS Army Online: Fan Focus (KISS Shrine)
    From: KISS Asylum
    Check out the KISS Army Online: Fan Focus where we concentrate on you, the KISS fan! Our most recent section added to Fan Focus is called KISS SHRINE. Do you have a special place where you keep all your favortie KISS goodies? Do you have a large wall of posters or a cabinet or bookcase filled with KISS merchandise and collectables? If you do, we want to see it! Show off what you got, show your fellow KISS fans your KISS Shrine here on KISS Asylum!
    Click here for more information and to see how you can get involved!

    Eric Singer at a KISS Expo in Zaandam
    From: Albert
    I visited the KISS Expo in Zaandam at Saturday May 23. Eric turned out to be a kind person. He took all the time to give everyone an autograph and the chance to make a picture with him. He also performed 4 songs with the dutch band Unmasked, which played a lot of rare KISS songs. Eric played the songs: Strange Ways (Lead vocals), Nothin'to lose (lead vocals), Unholy & Black Diamond (Lead vocals) + drumsolo. I videotaped the show. Below are 5 videoframes from the event.
    Eric | Eric 2 | Eric 3 | Eric 4 | Eric 5


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