September 2006 NewsPage updated on September 30, 2006
All news should be considered an unconfirmed report unless verified, and all information published at KISS Asylum is attributed to the source from which it was received so that readers may judge the validity of the statements for themselves. All information is confirmed where possible, and all publication is governed by common sense.
In preparation for the October 26th Big Screen showing of KISS ALIVE! at Cobo Hall 1976, Tommy made a two-day visit this week to the National Cinemedia headquarters in Centennial, Colorado to finish editing the promotional trailers that will debut nationwide this weekend at select Regal, AMC, Edwards and Cinemark theatres.
The trailers are to promote the Only One Night October 26th showing of KISS ALIVE! at Cobo Hall 1976 along with the special rockumentary, KISS Day in Cadillac, Michigan 1975. This special showing is a precursor to KISSOLOGY Vol. 1 1974-1977 2-disc DVD set that goes on sale October 31st. "We came up with a fantastic trailer that kicks some ass, Tommy reported, and the folks at NCM were great, I had fun visiting them."
From: Allentown KISS Expo
The Atlantic City House of Blues is coming to the Allentown KISS Expo to be handing out at least a dozen free passes to the sold-out October 27 PAUL STANLEY concert! Every Expo ticket holder will have an equal opportunity to win; all you have to do is be there!
The Allentown KISS Expo is Sunday, October 8. Check out the Expo Website to buy tickets and for more details.
Thanks to Mike Brandvold for sending us these pictures of the great KISS window display at the Virgin Megastore on Market St. in San Francisco... a very busy area with a lot of traffic! The display is to promote the new KISS Fragrance line.
There has been some confusion regarding which cities I'm actually going to go to. The BIG list cities you may have seen listed elsewhere, are cities where stores are holding promotions.
THURSDAY, OCT 12th -- PHILADELPHIA
FRIDAY, OCT 13th -- RALEIGH
SATURDAY, OCT 14TH -- MYRTLE BEACH
MONDAY, OCT 16TH -- FT. BRAGG, FAYETTVILLE
THURSDAY, OCT 19TH -- ATLANTA
FRIDAY, OCT 20TH -- JACKSONVILLE/ALA
SATURDAY, OCT 21ST -- B'HAM/ALA
SUNDAY, OCT 22ND -- JACKSON/MISS
THURSDAY, OCT 26TH -- FRESNO/CA
FRIDAY, OCT 27TH -- LAS VEGAS
The PAUL STANLEY LIVE TO WIN Las Vegas Tour date has been confirmed for November 15th at RAIN, located in the Palms Hotel. This is the same great club where KISS performed back in 2003. Ticket information for this show has not been released yet.
But we do have the following ticket info on a few other Paul shows:
The Chicago show at the House Of Blues is now on sale.
GENE SIMMONS has generously allowed A&E® Network to include an AXE from his personal collection in this charity auction for the real-life series. 100% of net proceeds will benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
The GENE SIMMONS AXE BASS GUITAR was briefly made available to the public during the late '90s and is no longer being manufactured. Each individual AXE in this limited edition signature series was handmade to the exact design specifications of GENE SIMMONS before being signed, numbered, and tested by the man himself. Having quickly sold out, this unique instrument has become increasingly rare in recent years.
For more information or to bid on the bass, click this link to eBay, where the current bid is $46,300.00!
SUMMER is OVER!!
So much to tell you all so let me just begin with the LAST things going on. Finally finished the mixing and mastering of the ESP Live in Japan CD. Sounds great and the 11 tracks chosen rock for sure. It will be for sale starting in October and my page will have a link for ordering. The DVD is on its way to be manufactured as well. I am very excited about finally sharing the excitement of ESP with everyone, not just the countries we seem to visit.
Back from a weekend with GFR and got a chance to visit Sedona, as the Thunder Valley Rally with Blood Sweat and Tears, and Steppenwolf, was in the Camp Verde area of Arizona. Really amazing how colorful the mountains are, and the ones I took on my cellphone prove it. I have lots more pix from my cellphone this time, and they look good! Took one of a dog that was in Harley gear, and ready to ride! Not sure how my dog Joe would do, but this one looked all ready to go on the hog.
The new PAUL STANLEY song "Live To Win" is now available for sale Exclusively at iTunes. To purchase the song, click here
Paul's Minneapolis show has changed venues due to a fire at Qwest. The show will now be held at Myth 3090 Southlawn Ave. St. Paul, MN. Tickets are now on sale.
Tickets for the Minneapolis show as well as the on sales listed below are available at www.ticketmaster.com .
The New York City Show at Irving Plaza SOLD OUT in 10 minutes on 9/27/06.
From: The Virginian-Pilot
TWO TEENAGERS are sitting on a velvet sofa, shoulder to shoulder.
"Some dads are, like, firemen, businessmen, accountants," Sophie Tweed-Simmons says to her brother Nick. "Dad is a fire-spitting demon."
Yeah, life is a little different when KISS co-founder GENE SIMMONS is your daddy and Shannon Tweed, 1982 Playboy Playmate of the Year, is your mom. And president of your PTA.
You wanted the Best, you got the Best -- KISS on the Big Screen. Experience KISS ALIVE! at Cobo Hall, Detroit 1976. This never-before-seen special one night event will feature a historic Rockumentary - KISS Day in Cadillac, Michigan 1975.
This special Big Screen showing is to promote the "KISSOLOGY Vol. 1 1974-1977" 2-disc DVD set on sale 10/31.
For Only One Night, October 26 at 8PM local. In select theatres nationwide -- tickets on sale Friday at www.bigscreenconcerts.com
KISSONLINE will be raffling off several of these posters at the both the Cincinnati and Allentown KISS Expos!! You can get tickets to the Allentown Expo at KISSmuseum.com
From: KISS Asylum
We are thrilled to welcome the lovely LYDIA CRISS to the Allentown KISS Expo, October 8th at the Days Inn Conference Center. Be among the first to see the preview copies of her incredible new book SEALED WITH A KISS! Come see Ms Criss at her booth all day to answer your questions and take pre-orders for the book being released later this month.
Visit the Allentown KISS Expo website for details.
BRUCE KULICK is scheduled to appear at the Arlington Guitar Show, billed as "The World's Largest Guitar Show", which is being held at the Arlington Convention Center (1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX) on October 21st-22nd, 2006. The show is co-sponsored by Texas Style Guitar Shows and Vintage Guitar Magazine. For more info, contact (The 4 Amigos) (800) 453-SHOW (7469), (918) 288-7888, (817) 473-1089, fax (817) 473-6087.
From: Theo Kompier
In Roden (Holland) at the Rodermarkt Parade, a yearly event on the fourth Saturday of September, The KISS Army was alive and well!
The parade goes through the whole town, and the cars in it are designed by schools, companies, soccer clubs or other groups who want to make one. The main theme for this year's parade was "show", and my son's school choose the "mini playback show" and they wanted people dressed in KISS costumes around the car. Since they know that I’m a long time KISS fan, they asked me if I could help with the make-up, which I did. However, because I was a little bit late (because of my son's soccer game) I could only do the "Peter" for the afternoon show (top photo). For the evening show (bottom photo) I did all the make-up. To make a difference between the two, I did "Peter" in the afternoon a little bit different.
Once they where on the street the reaction of the people who watching the event was great.
Now, everbody can see that the KISS Army is still alive in Holland!
Rock 'N Roll All Night And Party Every Day!
Here's the current cover of Fontana Distribution's bi-weekly new release book. Only about 2300 of these sales books are printed and sent out to buyers. Fontana is handling the distribution of the KISSOLOGY DVD and this cover features images from inside the KISSology book.. though the Gene image submitted to Fontana for the cover (from '75) has since been replaced with a '77 image. Making this cover kind of unique.
Details are forthcoming regarding the 3rd bonus discs that will be available in the initial pressing of KISSOLOGY only! There will be three different bonus discs, all featuring exclusive bonus concerts... anywhere from 7 to 12 songs per bonus disc.
Episode 09 - "Fantastic!" - Playboy Radio welcomes Gene in studio and conducts a search for his biggest fan. The prize - a day with Gene to spend however they choose. Gene pulls out all his cool clothes to get ready for his hot date, only to be stopped by Shannon, who insists his clothes are corny and old-fashioned. While Gene is having a most unexpected fan encounter, Shannon and the kids sacrifice Gene's gaudy garb to the fashion gods in an unforgettable ceremony.
View a trailer for the episode at www.aetv.com/genesimmonsfamilyjewels/
Original KISS members GENE SIMMONS, PAUL STANLEY and PETER CRISS are being inducted in the inaugural class in the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. The Hall honors artists or groups that were either born on Long Island, or resided on Long Island for a significant portion of their career. The induction ceremony and all-star jam will take place on October 15 at the Patchogue Theater for the performing arts in Patchogue, NY. Tickets are now on sale. PETER CRISS is listed as one of the confirmed attendees along with Billy Joel, TWISTED SISTER, Leslie West and MOUNTAIN, Joan Jett and more.
Tickets for the event are on sale now at www.limusichalloffame.org
From: Associated Content
KISS is one of the largest grossing heavy metal bands still touring today. They helped define the genre of heavy metal in it's infancy and all of it's sub-genres and cultures. They are the Rolling Stones of the Heavy Metal genre. Chances are where you may not be able to bring to mind a song of theirs, if you listen to rock and roll or metal on a regular basis, you've heard and will recognize at least one of their songs, if not who it's by.
The song that makes the 10th spt on the list is "You Wanted The Best" found on the album "Psycho Circus" (released in 1998) and their "You Wanted The Best" Live convert album (released in 1996). This was a song that was composed when the original members (GENE SIMMONS, PAUL STANLEY, ACE FREHLEY and PETER CRISS) got back together. The band throughout their history had many break ups, shake ups and make ups. The band was never seen without their famouns makeup in their initial stages. PETER CRISS however left by 1980, followed by Ace in 1982. Then in 1983 KISS ditched the makeup and costumes.
The lineup changed many times in the next decade until 1996, at which point they donnered their costumes and trademark makeup once again. In this song each band member has a line in each of the verses that reiterates things that they said about each other to the media. They did a brillant thing by being honest about their opinions of one another, taking them and saying them to each oterh in the song, but stressing in the chorus that regardless of what they thought of each other, they had a duty and an obligation to give the fans what they wanted. Hence the refrain "You wanted the best. You got the best."
On October 24, 2006 Restless Records will release "Butchering The Beatles" featuring the BIGGEST, the BADDEST, the HEAVIEST all-star line-up ever assembled to honor what is arguably the greatest band ever -- THE BEATLES. All-in-all, over 50 internationally known recording artists bring their unique bone-crushing slant to these remarkable songs.
Produced by Grammy award-winning producer/guitarist Bob Kulick and ace engineer Brett Chassen, Butchering The Beatles features 12 new, ass-kicking versions of The Beatles chart-topping hits including Hey Jude, Feel Fine,and Day Tripper, plus the more esoteric Hey Bulldog, barked out by the legendary Alice Cooper and Tomorrow Never Knows,uniquely interpreted by the iconic Billy Idol, alongside classic concept songs like Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds and Magical Mystery Tour.
When asked by Guitar Player magazine what possessed him to go all metal on the Beatles, Bob Kulick stated that, Beatles songs are the Holy Grail. They re the best rock songs ever written. These new recordings are totally faithful, yet completely different. Billy Gibbons singing Revolution or (Motorhead bassist) Lemmy singing Back In The USSR are not exactly Paul McCartney or John Lennon. And of course, the guitar solo sections were lengthened to accommodate all the artists solo styles.
Spent last Sunday in Los Angeles shooting an interview with GENE SIMMONS and PAUL STANLEY for VH1 Classic that will air as a one hour special staring in mid October. I’ll get you all the specifics when announced in the TV section [of EddieTrunk.com]. The interview was taped at the old A&M records lot, a very cool studio/building now run by Jim Henson. The entire interview is all based around the upcoming KISSology DVD which comes out on Halloween. I am lucky enough to have an advance of this amazing set and trust me you will be blown away. Some of the stuff has been around as bootlegs, but this is by far the best sound and picture quality. I spoke with Gene and Paul about most of the stuff on the DVDs, it was amazing how clearly they remembered events that took place 30 years ago or longer. Some great stories and insights from them about this amazing DVD set. Again, all the air info when I get it. By the way, the DVD is called KISSology Vol. 1 for a reason! There are more volumes coming next year documenting other moments in the band history.
Off camera Paul told me about his upcoming solo tour and album. The backing band will be the group from Rock Star (the house band) and he plans on doing some really cool, obscure KISS tunes, some never done live. I don’t want to blow any secrets but needless to say I put my requests in ("A Million To One" anybody?). Gene filled me in during a lunch break on his many projects and business ventures both KISS and non-Kiss related. It was a great day and the guys seemed to be in great spirits. My only regret is that we didn’t have more time as I had so much stuff I was hoping to get into. We also shot some exclusive interview footage with the guys that will be used for promo use and also shown in movie theaters. There will be a screening of a condensed cut of this DVD in theaters, which should be awesome, that will include some set ups from the guys.
I’ll have much more news and DVD giveaways and promotions once we get closer to release.
The Allentown KISS Expo is proud to announce the KISS Tribute band KISSTERIA as the main musical act for the upcoming event. Hailing from Philadelphia, KISSTERIA is one of the top acts in the world of tribute bands. Fan response was incredible from their appearance at the New York KISS Expo earlier this year and we expect no less in Allentown! This full KISS tribute show is included in the Expo ticket price at no extra charge.
The first ever Allentown KISS Expo will take place on October 8th from 12PM - 9PM (11:00AM for VIP holders) at the ALLENTOWN DAYS INN & Conference Center. Tickets are $20 and $25. Special Guest is former KISS guitarist BRUCE KULICK.
KISSONLINE will be on hand to celebrate the upcoming release of PAUL STANLEY's new LIVE TO WIN CD as well as the new KISS DVD Series. KOL will have items to giveaway and will host an official LIVE TO WIN listening session.
Visit the ALLENTOWN KISS EXPO website for details on rooms and purchasing tickets - www.kissmuseum.com/expo.htm
KISS Rock And Roll Checkers
Just released today! KISS Rock and Roll Checkers can be played as standard checkers or with a twist, with each piece having instructions on the flipside that must be followed when jumped. Great graphics and a huge 18" x 18" board.
$19.95 at KISSmuseum.com
From: Dave's on Tour
Dave's On Tour's David Iozzia posted a NEW interview with ERIC SINGER on his Website. A portion of it follows. You can read the whole interview, including questions about Eric's involvement with Alice Cooper, Ronnie Montrose, and others, at www.davesontour.com Dave: Alice Cooper, when he tours supporting a new record, always seems to play four or five new songs mixed in among all of his classic hits. As a music fan, I love that mix and I feel it keeps it fresh. How challenging is it for a band to work new material into the set list when most of the audience only wants to hear the classics?
ERIC: Don’t I know that! Just like when I’m touring with KISS, the fanatics want obscure songs and the average person wants all the hits. It’s a fine line you try to walk. I give Alice or any artist a lot of credit for doing new records and putting new product out when at the same time you have an established career and a big song catalog. There’s only so much time, and the show is the length what it is. You can only do so many songs. Alice has to do "I’m Eighteen," "School’s Out," and "Billion Dollar Babies." If you don’t play those songs, it’s sacrilegious. The remaining percentage of the set list lets you put in an obscure song or something you haven’t played in a long time, and then you can’t overlook the new record you’re touring to promote.
Dave: Is there one "golden oldie" that KISS never plays that you’d like to dust off and work into the set list?
Yesterday 2,000 bags of KISS Army Blend Coffee were sent to the Rhode Island National Guard serving in Iraq, compliments of the KISS Coffeehouse and Mills Coffee Company!
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, visited Mills Coffee Company in Providence, RI, to thank the KISS Coffeehouse team for donating the KISS Coffee to the RI National Guard members serving in Iraq. "I am pleased to support any effort made by our business community to bring a little bit of home to our troops who are serving so bravely in the war against terror," said Congressman Langevin.
Mills, the official roaster of KISS Coffeehouse products, generously matched the 1,000 bag donation by KISS Coffeehouse. "Along with creating the most exciting coffeehouse in the marketplace, we all wanted to recognize the men and woman serving overseas. Hopefully, our rocking coffee will give them a lift", added KISS Coffeehouse owner Brian Galvin.
Local Providence/New Bedford NBC TV affiliate WJAR covered the event.
Top photo: KISS Coffeehouse's Brian (right) and Skip (left) with Congressman Jim Langevin.
Bottom photo: The staff of Mill Coffee Company with the Congressman.
Listings for the PAUL STANLEY solo tour are beginning to appear on ticket websites. The debut show in Atlanta as well as Atlantic City and Minneapolis will go on sale Saturday 9/23 at 10:00 am with Greensburg PA on sale the day before at 10:00 am. Monitor the other shows ticket sale dates which will be coming available soon at this link.
Here's the latest PAUL STANLEY painting - "Karma." It was painted for Paul's son Evan, who actually owns the Original! An Edition of 300 prints on canvas, signed and numbered by Paul are available in two sizes - 20" x 20" and 38" x 38." Visit www.celebrityfineart.com/celeb/pstanley.html for more details on all of Paul's art, but please note that the "Karma" piece has not yet been added to their site.
Yesterday Paul and Gene filmed various promotional clips for the KISSOLOGY DVD, including an interview with Eddie Trunk for VH1 CLASSIC's 'Hanging With' Show. Several people on the set told KISSONLINE that the interview was quite engaging and is not to be missed when it airs some time in October. VH1 CLASSIC's is planning a massive marketing campaign for KISSOLOGY and we will continue to bring you all the details as soon as we receive them.
Stay Tuned - October is going to be quite the month for KISS Fans!
Gemini Cosmetics was kind enough to send us some of the promotional items being used at the many events they have organized to promote the new KISS Fragrance Line. Pictured here are a the KISS HIM and KISS HER air fresheners and stickers that are being given out at some of the many promotions at department stores across the US.
Below is the second part of the SOUTH EAST Region list of instore promotions.
SOUTH EAST REGION Part 2:
Pictured with this story is the inside of the packaging of the .05 ounce sample versions of KISS HIM and KISS HER. The hole at the top is where the small glass tube containing the fragrance sample is attached. Gemini has done such an excellent and classy job packaging the entire KISS Fragrance line, that even the small glass tube (not pictured) has the KISS logo printed on it!
To launch the new KISS Fragrance Line, Gemini Cosmetics has organized a number of exciting promotions in the South East Region of the US at Dillards, Belks and Parisians stores. The promotions in this region include face painting, name that mask contests, tattoo events, free KISS air fresheners, that winning KISS contest, win a t-shirt and several others.
Some events will have live radio call ins and DJs will live music.
From: Talking Metal
TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 98 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. This first installment of their Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp coverage features an interview co-host John Ostronomy a.k.a John Ostrosky conducted with former KISS and current Grand Funk Railroad lead guitarist, BRUCE KULICK. Topics include the two new upcoming ERIC SINGER Project releases, GENE SIMMONS, PAUL STANLEY, Joe Satriani, and Blackjack. Hosts Mark Strigl and Ostronomy also cover topics including Howard Stern, ACE FREHLEY, listener letters, and Music123.com as well as premiere the new live track, "Living Dead Beat," from Children of Bodom’s upcoming release, "Chaos Ridden Years Stockholm Knockout Live." New photos of Bruce as well as the 50-minute podcast can be downloaded at www.talkingmetal.com. iTunes users can also subscribe to "Talking Metal" for free at phobos.apple.com/WebObjectsMZStore.woa/
From: Associated Press
Where are you, Lauryn Hill? ACE FREHLEY, do you want your money or not?
Hill and Frehley both appear on a list just published onto the Internet by SoundExchange, which collects and distributes royalties from digital music providers. The list consists of about nine-thousand artists who SoundExchange can't find to pay them digital performance royalties collected between 1996 and 2000. Some are names we haven't heard in some time, such as Strawberry Alarm Clock, Iron Butterfly, Mr. Mister, Cannibal and the Headhunters and The Trashmen. Others seem like they shouldn't be that hard to find, including Foxy Brown, Patrick Swayze and 'N Sync.
The list also includes Ray Parker Junior, A Flock of Seagulls, Arrested Development, Loverboy, Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead, Men Without Hats, Peter, Paul and Mary, Savage Garden, Joey McIntyre, Danzig, Sister Hazel, The Cardigans, The Ohio Players and L7. If SoundExchange can't find the artists by December 15th, the money will be forfeited to a fund that offsets the company's business expenses. The whole list can be found at www.SoundExchange.com.
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.
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."
PAUL STANLEY's backing band for the LIVE TO WIN Tour will be the House Band from the CBS TV Show, ROCK STAR. The band appeared on the first season of the show - ROCK STAR: INXS, as well as this year's ROCK STAR: Supernova. Comprised of Paul Mirkovich (Keyboards), Jim McGorman (Guitar), Rafael Moreira (Lead Guitar), Nate Morton (Drums) and Sasha Krivstov (Bass), the House Band is an eclectic, skilled group of professionals who know rock and roll.
Earlier today Paul enthusiastically spoke about bringing the House Band on the road with him.
"From the first time I saw them perform, I knew they were the band that could help deliver the songs for my solo tour with lethal force. Trust me; this is going to be awesome!" Paul told KOL.
Visit rockstar.msn.com to view more information about the band and photos of the guys.
PAUL STANLEY's song "Live To Win" will be available for sale EXCLUSIVELY at iTunes on Tuesday, September 26th! More details soon.
Japan's Fuji TV will air an Udo Music Festival 2006 special on Saturday, September 16. The performances are from the Fuji Speedway, including KISS' set from Sunday July 23nd. For more information (in Japanese) on the Fuji TV broadcast, visit http://www.fujitv.co.jp/cs/program/7211_263.html .
The KISS Set from the Fuji show:
Detroit Rock City / Makin' Love / Watchin' You / King Of The Night Time 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 'N Roll / God Gave Rock & Roll To You / Rock And Roll All Nite
KISS Coaster Set
Just released today; the new official KISS coaster set. Each comes with 4 separate double-sided coasters constructed of sturdy 3/16" pressed-wood board. Different album images are on each side of each coaster (front and backs are different), and they are all packaged in a great looking slip-cover sleeve.
$8.95 at KISSmuseum.com
To launch the new KISS Fragrance Line, Gemini Cosmetics has organized a number of exciting promotions in the West Region of the US, at Dillards and Gottschalks stores. The promotions in the West include face painting, raffles, rolling dice for prizes and telling about your first KISS for a goodie bag!!
As part of the promotion, several Gottschalks stores in the West will have a "Greatest KISS Event" where you can Karaoke sing your favorite KISS song and receive it on CD!
KISSONLINE will post promotions for the Southeast Region on Saturday.
From: People Magazine
KISS singer/guitarist PAUL STANLEY and his wife, Erin Sutton, have welcomed a baby boy, the musician's rep has confirmed to PEOPLE.
Colin Michael Stanley was born in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Sept. 6, and weighed in at 8 lbs. 6 oz.
"Lucky for him, he looks just like his mother," Stanley tells PEOPLE.
This is the first child for Stanley, 54, and Sutton, 34, who wed last November. The rocker has another son, Evan Shane Stanley, from his previous marriage to Pamela Bowen.
Stanley, who co-founded KISS with GENE SIMMONS, is due to release his second solo album, Live To Win, on Oct. 24. His latest tour kicks off Oct. 21 in Atlanta and will wrap up in Los Angeles Nov. 14. Sutton is an attorney.
Where other bands have fan clubs, KISS has a full-fledged Army of the most rabid and loyal true believers in the world. For more than three decades, the KISS Army has wanted and demanded nothing less than the best from their band and across all those years, that's exactly what KISS has always delivered. The biggest, baddest, most triumphant show band in rock & roll history, KISS has weathered and transcended the fads, follies and delusions of an industry based on the quick buck and the passing fancy.
In the past thirty years, a thousand musical trends and genres have come and gone and come again -- sensitive singer-songwriters, glam, metal, punk, alternative, garage, roots, new wave, goth, hardcore, grunge, industrial, techno, retro, hip-hop, teenybop pop, boy bands, girl groups, etc. etc. -- and through it all, there has always been KISS.
KISS endures because the band is archetypal, iconic, larger-than-life and louder than thunder. The band, the brand, the blood, the fire and fireworks, the spectacle, the shock and awe and wonder of it all. KISS has always given its Army the Best Rock in the World and neither side has ever settled for less. And, for all the flash and arena-sized theatricality, the core of KISS is really the music, as potent and powerful and connected to the true heart of rock & roll as any band or artist or performer of the past century.
From: Chiller Theatre
Chiller Theatre is proud to announce:
Original founding member & drummer from the legendary Rock Group KISS! A great chance for fans to get their collectibles signed and to meet "THE CAT" at this rare appearance! Peter will also have his new custom made PRO MARK Drumsticks available as well as his Drumheads!" The event is being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Secacus, NJ on October 27-29, 2006. Also expected at the event are Richie Scarlet, Michael Bruce, Neal Smith, Dennis Dunaway, and Ken Kelly.
BRUCE KULICK will be a counselor at the Rock 'N Roll Fantasy Camp in Febrary, 2007. This is the same camp that PAUL STANLEY will be at. For more information about how to register for the camp visit www.rockandrollfantasycamp.com.
KISS' "20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection, Volume 3" CD will be released by Universal Music on October 10th. "Volume 3" is the companion piece to The Best of KISS, The Millennium Collections Volumes 1 & 2 and the first ever KISS collection to focus on the Band's 90's recordings!
God Gave Rock 'N' Roll To You II
Domino - Live
I Will Be There
Comin' Home - Live Unplugged
Got To Chose - Live Unplugged
Into The Void
I Pledge Allegiance To The State Of Rock And Roll
Nothing Can Keep Me From You
From: Brave Words/Bloody Knuckles
The 2007 Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp has been announced and will run from February 15-19 in Hollywood, CA and will feature PAUL STANLEY (KISS), Bret Michaels (POISON), Steve Vai, Scott Ian (ANTHRAX) and many more. According to their website, "camp starts at Thursday, February 15th with no night off throughout the camp. Just send in a $2500 deposit to secure your spot at the camp! Also, save $500 if you register before October 31st!
There are three ways you can sign up:
1) By Phone: Call us at 1.888.ROC.BAND (888.762.2263)
2) By Fax: Fax your registration form with credit card information to 917.591.9470
3) By Mail: Fill out the registration form and send it in with your check or credit card info to:
Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp
252 W. 71st Street
New York, NY 10023
Gemini Cosmetics, the company releasing the new line of KISS Fragrances, has organized a number of exciting promotions around the country to launch the new KISS Line. Promotions include face painting, raffles, free scented tattoos and chocolate lollipops, and will take place in department stores in all regions of the country. We will post each region's scheduled promotions over the next few days, beginning with the NORTHEAST region today.
These promotions are in addition to the public appearances Gene will make in October to promote the fragrances.
The Cannon EOS-kiss digital camera has just released a brilliant new commercial featuring a special appearance of Paulzilla stomping his way across Japan. The adorable and rockin' KISS Kids from the previous ads return as well, rocking and rolling to their own corporate version of I Was Made for Loving You.
View the video at cweb.canon.jp/camera/kissd/d_goods/
PAUL STANLEY's LIVE TO WIN Tour kicks off October 21st in Atlanta. The current tour dates are listed below. Additional shows may be added.
10/21 Atlanta, GA - TABERNACLE
10/23 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - REVOLUTION
10/24 Orlando, FL - HARD ROCK LIVE
10/26 Baltimore, MD - RAMS HEAD
10/27 Atlantic City, NJ - HOUSEOF BLUES
10/28 New York, NY - IRVING PLAZA
11/1 Pittsburgh, PA - PALACE THEATRE
11/3 Milwaukee, WI - RAVE
11/5 Detroit, MI - EMERALD THEATRE
11/6 Chicago, IL - HOUSE OF BLUES
11/7 Minneapolis, MN - QWEST
11/10 Seattle, WA - SHOWBOX
11/11 Portland, OR - ALADDIN
11/13 San Francisco, CA - FILMORE
11/14 Los Angeles, CA - HOUSE OF BLUES
Erin & Paul are the proud parents of a healthy baby boy, Colin Michael Stanley. Colin was 8 lb. 6 oz. and 22 inches long at birth. He was born on September 6th. The Stanley family is back home now, resting and enjoying this special time.
"KISSOLOGY VOLUME ONE 1974-1977" first installment on DVD in stores October 31, 2006.
Monumental 6 Hour 2-DVD Box Set Chronicals ascendary of KISS from New York glam rockers to Hottest Band In The Land.
NEVER BEFORE SEEN FOOTAGE of the band's rise to music stardom with more than 70 live performances and FOUR full concerts.
Signal the troops for an enormous KISS Army alert! KISS will be the subject of a three-volume DVD project (volumes 2 & 3 are being prepared for release in 2007) chonicling the career of the hottest band in rock & roll history. The rock 'n roll journey begins with "KISSOLOGY VOLUME ONE 1974-1977" which will be released on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31, 2006 for SRP $29.99.
Disc One of "KISSOLOGY VOLUME ONE 1974-1977" takes a look at early bar-band KISS quickly on the rise. 1974 is covered with a live concert in Long Beach as well as KISS' televised appearances on ABC's "In Concert" and an interview/performance on "The Mike Douglas Show." By 1975, KISS was playing San Francisco's fabled Winterland, headlining NBC's "Midnight Special" and making videos for "C'mon & Love Me" and "Rock And Roll All Night," all of wich is included on "KISSOLOGY VOLUME ONE 1974-1977". In 1976, KISS came to Detroit for an incendiary concert at the Motor City's Cobo Hall, also captured on Disc One.
From: Unrated Magazine
It might seem a pretty daunting task to release your first solo album after more than 25 years, not to mention only your second solo record ever. But if there's anyone out there who knows how to write and put together a good album it's PAUL STANLEY – frontman extraordinaire and half the brain of KISS, the mega-famous group who's sold more than 100 million records worldwide.
The aptly titled long-awaited release, Live To Win, was woven by Stanley as a labor of love. Without the need to rush through the creative or recording process, Stanley put this album together the way one would expect of this sapient artist. Though self-produced, Stanley collaborated some of the song writing with Desmond Child – known as ‘Midas' in the music industry for his ability to make songs he's contributed to turn to gold, and also Marti Frederiksen, Andreas Carlsson, and John 5. A collective bank of talent that has backed up hits by artists such as Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Ricky Martin, Marilyn Manson, and Britney Spears. Former KISS guitarist, BRUCE KULICK, makes an appearance on the album as well.
The first song is also the title cut, "Live To Win," a quintessential rock anthem. It's hooky with powerful rock guitars and a hard-hitting force. Stanley is Rocky Balboa, Stanley is the hero that's just pulled a child from a burning building, Stanley is the stellar performer who proves that he has nothing to prove.
Just in from New Door Records/Universal Music is this sales sheet for PAUL STANLEY's LIVE TO WIN CD. As previously reported the CD will be available at retailers on October 24th. The first radio song "LIVE TO WIN" should start airing on radio stations in early October. Ads for the CD will appear in Blender, Rolling Stone, US Weekly and Hit Parader.
The LIVE TO WIN Tour will begin in late October and we expect to announce dates in the next week or so. Tour merchandise is currently in the works and from what we've seen so far, there will be a lot of happy Paul fans! Work continues on Paul's official site, www.Paulstanley.com and should be completed around October 1st. Thanks to the thousands of you who have already visited the site and signed up for the mailing list!
Lots of exciting PAUL STANLEY news is coming soon! So stay tuned!
Anthrax guitarist and major KISS fan Scott Ian, along with Revolver Magazine, stopped by GENE SIMMONS' house recently to interview the Demon for the September issue of "the world's loudest rock magazine". As expected, the pairing of Gene and Scott resulted in a lively interview. In addition to the list of questions for the interview, Scott also brought along a stack of KISS LPs for Gene to sign!
ACE FREHLEY's "New York Groove" is featured in one of the trailers for "A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints," in theaters September 29th. The movie stars Dito Montiel (dir.), Robert Downey Jr., Shia LaBeouf, Chazz Palminteri, Dianne Wiest and Channing Tatum. You can view the trailer online at www.apple.com/trailers/independent/
Japan's Fuji TV will air an Udo Music Festival 2006 special on Saturday, September 16. Included in the broadcast will be eights songs from SEBASTIAN BACH's set, as well as Bach's guest appearance with ALICE IN CHAINS, singing their classic track "Man in the Box". Other acts that performed at the two-day festival — which was held July 21-22 at Fuji Speedway in Mt. Fuji, Japan — included KISS, DRAMAGODS (featuring former EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt and PAUL RODGERS.
For more information (in Japanese) on the Fuji TV broadcast, click here.
Former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul has posted the following message on the Big Vin Records MySpace page:
"I will be playing in a VH1 celeberty poker tournement on November 2nd at the Flamingo Hotel in Vegas. I will be playin' with my good buddies Sully Erna from GODSMACK, Frank Beard from ZZ TOP, Jane Wildlan from the GO GO'S and ACE FREHLEY from KISS. Watch out, I'm goin' all in and lookin' to win the whole thing!!!!!!!!!! "
KISS fan and kid wonder Angelo Coppola will join the teens of Christine Sixteen, drumming on two songs on their upcoming KISS tribute CD - Christine Sixteen 2. As you may recall, 10 year old Angelo appeared on the national TV show, America's Most Talented Kids, and won for his drumming performance of "Rock and Roll All Nite".
Angelo recently released his first CD, POUND FOR POUND! Visit vids.myspace.com/index.cfm
?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoID=971810042 - to view him drumming a medley of KISS songs at a KISS Expo last year.
Angelo will also appear at the 2006 Cincinnati KISS EXPO will be held Sunday October 1st from 12:00PM to 10:00PM at the Holiday Inn Cincinnati Eastgate 4501 Eastgate. Blvd. Cincinnati, OH. 45245.
KISS Licensee ICUP is working on a cool new table top KISS Pinball Machine and gave KOL this exclusive sneak preview of the sketches submitted for product approval. Once these sketches are approved, ICUP will have actual production samples made for KISS' approval. If all goes well in the approval stages, the table top KISS Pinball Machine will be manufactured for sale to the public either late this year or early next. We'll keep you posted on the status of this item. Stay Tuned!
In the sketch - the top part is the back glass and the bottom part is the playing field.
From: KISS FAQ
Barnes and Noble online is showing a publication date of Oct. 24 for the GENE SIMMONS’ "House of Horrors" hardcover special by GENE SIMMONS and Jazan Wild.
"Young Eugene, while on a family picnic, stumbles upon an abandoned house in the woods the week before Halloween. The house is being prepared to be used as a one-night-only Haunted House! A strange worker, an old man, sees Eugene and gives him a book with two tickets to the event hidden inside that changes his life — or what’s left of it, after the ghosts are done with him! Ships with two covers in an equal ratio."
The 4th Annual UK KISS expo will be held on Saturday October 7th 2006 at Nottingham Rock City (in the Main Hall, not where it was last year!) with very special guest 'Original KISS Manager' Bill Aucoin.
Also appearing will be KISS Tribute bands Dressed to Kill and Parasite.
There will be a KISS Karaoke organized for this year's expo too ! Many more details are to be finalized, stay tuned for more updates !
Visit www.KISSexpo.co.uk the Expo's site for all the details and ticket info.
RedOctane made a great impact last year with the incredibly fun Guitar Hero, a game that allowed players of all skill levels to become a virtual guitar god. At E3 2006, we had a chance to get our hands on Guitar Hero II, a sequel that's set to offer much more in terms of gameplay features, multiplayer options, and new songs.
Without a doubt, what players are looking for most from Guitar Hero II is the new songs, so without further ado, here's what we've learned thus far. Black Sabbath returns with another classic track to go alongside fan favorite Iron Man with War Pigs. Other songs include Butthole Surfers - Who Was In My Room Last Night, Rush - YYZ, Van Halen's version of the Kinks' You Really Got Me, Reverend Horton Heat - Psychobilly Freakout, and KISS - Strutter. Hard rock band Drist, who had a song in the original Guitar Hero, will also have an exclusive track in Guitar Hero II, Arterial Black. Drist's Marcus Henderson is the guitarist behind recording many of the guitar tracks in the original Guitar Hero as well as Guitar Hero II. There's one other track that was unveiled, but I'll get to that soon enough.
In the multiplayer mode, Player 1's lead guitarist no longer splits up his playable track when joined by a friend, and is instead accompanied by a second audio channel performed by Player 2. Depending on the song, this track can either be the bass, or a second guitar handling rhythm. Don't be fooled into thinking that the lead guitar will always be the star of the show, though. On the last of the unveiled tracks, Primus' John the Fisherman, Les Claypool's bass lines take center stage, both in terms of challenge and their contribution to the overall sound. It's also interesting to note that this song is the first Guitar Hero track to be an original master -- this isn't a cover, but Primus' actual studio recording. This could possibly pave the way for additional actual studio recordings making it into Guitar Hero II.
Kindly check with TOWER MUSIC in LA for exact details. But, as of now: myself and Miss Tweed will by signing our respective books (GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS/Sex, Money, Kiss) and KISS AND MAKEUP (both on SimmonsBooks/Phoenix Books) at:
TOWER MUSIC on Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles.
September the 8th, 2006 -- we start at 7 pm and we will stay as long as possible.
Hope to see you all there.
The first ever Allentown KISS Expo will take place on October 8th from 12PM - 9PM (11:00AM for VIP holders) at the DAYS INN & Conference Center 1151 Bulldog Dr, Allentown, PA (RT 22 & 309). Special Guest is former KISS guitarist BRUCE KULICK. Additional entertainment will be added and announced soon. KISS merchandise will be on sale throughout the day!
KISSONLINE will be on hand to celebrate the upcoming release of PAUL STANLEY's new LIVE TO WIN CD as well as the new KISS DVD Series. KOL will have items to giveaway and will host an official LIVE TO WIN listening session. More details to follow soon.
Tickets are on sale now at KISSmuseum or call (610) 351-3358. To reserve hotel rooms call the Days Inn & Conference Toll Free: (888)395-5200.
Not our demon, but the man who's songs repeatedly were confused with KISS bass player GENE SIMMONS's early work, (showing up on bootleg compilations traded by fans in the 1980's), passed away at age 69. In particular was his hit "Ring Dang Doo" which, although KISS' GENE SIMMONS publicly denied being his song, was still officially listed under (Jumpin') GENE SIMMONS and therefor considered fact to some. The fact that neither the music nor the voice matched even the Demon's most melodic attempts did not seem to sway public opinion.
(Jumpin') GENE SIMMONS died Tuesday at North Misssissippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a long illness, according to Holland-Harris Funeral Directors. Simmons was notable for his novelty song, "Haunted House" in the 60's, and more recently wrote Indian Outlaw, a big hit in 1994 for county superstar Tim McGraw. He will be missed by the countless misinformed bootleg collectors from around the world.
KISSONLINE received hundreds of emails asking about a rumored KISS/QUEEN Tour, so Thursday night we asked Paul about the rumor. "While the guys and I are huge fans and friends of QUEEN and Paul Rodgers, and touring together would be great...no KISS tour plans with or without QUEEN are currently in the works," Paul said.
One Tour that IS in the works, is the PAUL STANLEY LIVE TO WIN Tour which will kick off in late October with 15-20 shows planned across the US. KISSONLINE will bring you the Tour dates as soon as they are available.
GENE SIMMONS and family were interviewed on the WB11 Morning News earlier this week.
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