Thursday, July 31, 2008

PAUL STANLEY GUITAR PICK GIVEAWAY




This is the first in a series of giveaways on KISS MASK WEBZINE. All you have to do is answer the question with the right answer. We have two picks available for this contest.


Today's question:What is Paul Stanley's full name?


Email your answer to Kissmask8895@aol.com by August 7, 2008 11:59 EST.


Please put PAUL STANLEY PICK CONTEST in your subject matter and include your full name and address along with your answer.


PAUL STANLEY GUITAR PICKS are courtesy of VAMPIRE SALES.


Check out VAMPIRE SALES at http://stores.ebay.com/VAMPIRE-SALES


Winners will be picked at random with the correct answer.


PAUL STANLEY'S ART SHOW SCHEDULE


Wentworth Gallery has listed a number of art showings up coming for Paul.


8/1/2008
8/2/2008
Paul Stanley Show
West County Center,Des Peres,MO
314-821-8884


8/22/2008
8/23/2008
Paul Stanley Show
Woodfield Shopping Center,Schaumburg,IL
847-995-1190



9/19/2008
9/20/2008
Paul Stanley Show
Phipps Plaza,Atlanta,GA
404-233-0903



10/11/2008
10/11/2008
Paul Stanley Event
Tysons Galleria,McLean,VA
703-883-0111


Remember!! These appearences are for showings of Paul's Fine Art and not autograph sessions for KISS cds, albums, guitars, etc. Many fans have been complaining that Paul will not sign something for them. Don't be offended if he doesn't, because he won't. Receptions are for buyers of his art.

check Wentworth's website at http://www.wentworthgallery.com/gevents.asp?header=events

KISS TICKETS ALIVE/35

KISS ALIVE/35 GENE, TOMMY and PAUL

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

VINNIE VINCENT TRIBUTE CD INFO




More information regarding the upcoming Vinnie Vincent tribute CD, "Kiss My Ankh: A Tribute To Vinnie Vincent". The official release date, full track listing and complete artist roster will be unveiled on August 6. Album art has now been released. (See above)
Artists confirmed so far include Steve Brown (TRIXTER, STEREO FALLOUT), whose acoustic rendition of the Paul Stanley/Vinnie Vincent composition "A Million To One" recently premiered on Eddie Trunk's nationally syndicated "Friday Night Rocks" radio program. Also appearing on the tribute are former ADLER'S APPETITE vocalist Sheldon Tarsha, former ALICE COOPER guitarist Ryan Roxie, former ALTARIA bassist Marko Pukkila and current WHITE LION drummer Troy Patrick Farrell, who have collaborated on a new recording of the VINNIE VINCENT INVASION power ballad "That Time of Year". Additional contributors include guitarist Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), guitarist/keyboardist Paul LaPlaca (ZANDELLE, Z02, CHRIS CAFFERY) and drummer Dennis Leeflang (SUN CAGED, EPICA, BUMBLEFOOT), who will offer up a dark interpretation of the foreboding KISS track "Unholy". Also confirmed is a new recording of the VINNIE VINCENT INVASION anthem "Boyz Are Gonna Rock" by Mike Weeks, guitarist on the most recent solo album by original INVASION vocalist Robert Fleischman, along with former NITRO bassist T.J. Racer and drummer Andre LaBelle, who appeared alongside Fleischman on the unreleased third VINNIE VINCENT album "Guitars from Hell".

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

KISS 2009 US ARENA TOUR??


"We have a great idea for KISS to go and do big arena tour," Creative Artists Rob Light said yesterday at the IAAM Conference at the Anaheim Convention Center. Creative Artists Agency also known as CAA represents KISS' touring and booking.

Light's statement comes off the heels of his announcement of AC/DC's 18 month world tour to begin in October 2008.
It has been widely speculated that KISS will be touring the US in 2009 and bring their ALIVE/35 tour to US arenas after the tour has successfuly played in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. It's also been rumoured that the tour will hit South American audiences in September and/or October with stadium shows.
KISS has four shows currently booked in the US:
Sun
08/31/08
Kelseyville, CA
Konocti Harbor Resort & Spa - Amphitheatre
Click on venue name for more venue information.

KISS has come off their most successful tour of Europe ever, selling out shows with their first tour there since 2ooo's FAREWELL TOUR. Stay tuned!
(Quote source:Billboard.com)

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Monday, July 28, 2008

ACE'S WILTON, CT HOME REAL ESTATE AD

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ACE IN THE HOLE:
Here is a real estate advertisement for Ace Frehley's previous home in the 1970's. This is the home that Ace built his state-of-the-art ACE IN THE HOLE studio in and where he recorded his tracks for the (Music From) The Elder album.

Friday, July 25, 2008

MELODIC ROCK ONLINE MENTIONS KISS MASK

KISS MASK RETURNS ONLINE:After 20 years from it's first publication, Kiss Mask, is back!Back on the net in blog form. Kiss Mask started out with three people, J. Frank Hagan, Mark Cooper and Gary Smigocki and increased to a staff of over 15 people before it's last publication in 1995. Regarded as one of the successful Kiss fanzines, having a subscription rate of 1,500 at it's peak, not the only fanzine in it's time. Having had our thank you's in Kisstory and the album Hot In The Shade and countless "scoops" and interviews with Ace Frehley, Eric Carr and Eddie Kramer to name a few.The new Kiss Mask Webzine will indeed feature all of the current KISS news, as well as Ace, Peter, Bruce, the Webzine will go off slightly different adding archival interests, interviews and features.So, c'mon, you've got nothing to lose and check us out at: kissmaskwebzine.blogspot.com.

ERIC CARR'S DEBUT IN NYC 1980


It's 28 years ago today that our beloved FOX Eric Carr debut at the Palladium in New York City with KISS.

Eric was one of the most incredible people I've ever met in my life-especially in the music business. His wit and caring force made him one of the most accessible members of KISS. I feel so fortunate that I had the opportunity to get to know Eric when he was alive. I miss him and cherish the times I spent with Eric. He was truly one hell of a guy!

FLASHBACK-GENE ART FROM KISS MASK MAGAZINE

GENE SIMMONS ALMOST HUMAN
By KISS MASK MAGAZINE ARTIST- MATT PORTER

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

PAUL STANLEY ART SHOWS THIS WEEKEND

Wentworth Gallery, one of the nation's leading fine art retailers is pleased to present two art exhibitions by artist, rock icon and legendary KISS frontman, Paul Stanley. He will make two special appearances at the Wentworth Gallery in King of Prussia, PABoth appearances are open to the public and free of charge
Friday - July 25, 2008 - -7-9 PM
Saturday - July 26, 2008 -- 5-8 PM
Wentworth Gallery - The Court at King of Prussia 690 West Dekalb Pike - King of Prussia, PA.

Paul Stanley Philadelphia Media Appearences:
1) WMMR - FM (Philly's #1 Rock Station) - Friday at 7:10 a.m.
2) WTFX - TV - Friday at 8:23 a.m.
3) WCAU - TV - Friday at 9 a.m.

UP & COMING ON KISS MASK WEBZINE

UP AND CUMING:

***Tod Howarth! Exclusive Interview with Ace Frehley's former co-writer and bandmate!

***Paul Stanley Guitar Pick Giveaways

***KISS Flashback series- Interviews with ERIC CARR, PETER CRISS, ACE FREHLEY, BILL AUCOIN, EDDIE KRAMER, BRUCE KULICK & BOB KULICK.

We want your feedback. Email us at Kissmask8895@aol.com with your subject matter. We want to hear from YOU! The KISS ARMY!

Auctions will be posted on this site for very special KISS merchandise on Ebay. Check back for updates!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

GENE SIMMONS TO JUDGE ON CBS' JINGLES

Gene Simmons to judge CBS's 'Jingles' / Contestants will write, perform advertising jingles on new show.Los Angeles - Gene Simmons, the tongue-wagging co-founder and frontman for the heavy metal rock band Kiss, is trying his hand at a gentler form of music -- jingles. CBS has tapped Simmons to judge the reality show "Jingles," the latest TV series from Mark Burnett, the executive producer behind hits like "Survivor" and "The Apprentice," the network announced on Wednesday. The show, slated to premiere later this year, will feature contestants writing and performing jingles for a variety of subjects, ranging from food products to sports teams. The winner takes home $100,000 and an advertising contract.The show will be hosted by Kimberly Caldwell, a former contestant on the blockbuster Fox hit "American Idol," while advertising executives Linda Kaplan Thaler and Julie Roehm will join Simmons as judges. "Jingles" is the latest move into reality television by Simmons, who helped form Kiss in the mid-1970s and became known for his wild makeup and wagging tongue. Simmons previously starred on A&E's "Family Jewels" and competed on a celebrity version of Donald Trump's "Apprentice" on NBC.Simmons also has launched his own marketing company, using his name to promote energy drinks, books and clothing.ArticleLink: www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25710205.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

ACE TALKS WITH SPINNER


Here are a few tib-bits from Ace's recent Interview with Spinner Magazine:


What are some of your favorite guitar moments in your own work?


Ace: That solo in 'Strange Ways,' 'Fractured Mirror,' I was just listening to that the other day. We were trying to work it up for the show, we were gonna do that and 'Ozone,' but I think we're gonna hold off on that until the next tour cause I don't wanna do it unless it's perfect. I'm not that good at critiquing my own work, I'd rather let other people do it. What do you think?


One song I just fell in love with recently, even though it's not a guitar song, is 'Hard Luck Woman.


Ace: 'That's a good song. 'Calling Dr. Love' is a good song. I'm trying to remember the guitar solo 'cause I just can't hear it in my head. 'God of Thunder' I did a really cool solo on that. Gene was good with me in the studio. He used to like give me ideas. He'd go, "Ace, do the dinosaur bend here and then do something fast and then do this melodic thing." He'd help pull them out of me, 'cause back in those days I wasn't always present, even though I was there [laughs].


Do you talk to the guys in Kiss anymore?


Ace: Yeah, Gene called me in November of last year and invited me to do his television show. I was just too busy. I speak to Paul every so often, three or four times a year. And I spoke to Peter in October. So we all keep in touch.

Monday, July 7, 2008

ACE JAMS WITH PEARL JAM IN NYC


Pearl Jam gave a nod to its classic rock influences (June 25) in New York, drafting Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley and Ramones bassist C.J. Ramone for guest appearances during the second of a two-night stand at Madison Square Garden. Frehley performed BLACK DIAMOND.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

A NOTE FROM PETER CRISS


KISS READYS "BEST OF" IN JAPAN

KISS is gearing up to release a collection of re-recordings of their classic originals.
Set for release on August 27, 2008, the collection will also feature a bonus DVD with clips from their stellar performance at Budokan in 1977 with a KISS sticker insert.
TRACKLIST:
Detroit Rock City
Deuce
I Was Made For Lovin' You
Rock and Roll All Nite
Love Gun
Black Diamond
Do You Love Me?
Christeen Sixteen
Heaven's On Fire
Lick It Up
Calling Dr. Love
Shout It Out Loud
Hotter Than Hell
Forever

No doubt this release will garner some interest to KISS' ALIVE/35 Tour when it hits Japan, supposedly, in November. It will also be interesting hearing the newer versions with the 2008 line-up to the original recordings.

Friday, July 4, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!
Nation celebrates 232nd Birthday with Parades, Hot Dogs, Cold Beer and Fireworks!