Monday, September 29, 2008

BALTIMORE KISS EXPO OCTOBER 5

The Baltimore KISS Expo will be held October 5, 2008, 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. Special Guest will be BRUCE KULICK and performing will be LOVE GUN. For more inormation, click the link below.
http://www.baltimorekissexpo.com/

Sunday, September 28, 2008

INDIANAPOLIS KISS FEST OCT. 26!!

Get A Life Inc. presents the 2008 Indianapolis KISS Fest.
The 2008 Indianapolis KISS Fest will be held Sunday October 26th from 12:00PM to 7:00PM
Ramada Indianapolis 7701 East 42nd Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46226 Tel: 317-897-4000 (Please do not call the hotel about tickets they will not have that information.)
Ask for the KISS Expo rate!
The Indianapolis KISS Fest returns on October 26th with a Tribute to Paul Stanley!! To celebrate the October release of Paul's concert DVD, 'ONE LIVE KISS', the Indianapolis KISS Fest will honor Paul throughout the day! What better way to honor our main man then to show his amazing new concert film, 'ONE LVE KISS'! Paul Stanley has authorized a special preview screening of his new concert movie. Continuing the October celebration of the release of Paul's concert DVD, 'ONE LIVE KISS', an Indianapolis KISS Fest will be held on October 26! So get ready to celebrate PAUL STANLEY with a full day of planned activities, including: - Special screening of Paul's 'ONE LIVE KISS' concert movie in High Definition on a large screen - 'ONE LIVE KISS' Director, Louis Antonelli will introduce the screening and do a Q&A with the audience - Showing of Unreleased behind the scenes footage from Paul's Live To Win Tour - Paul's long time Guitar Tech and Live To Win Tour Production Manager, Fran Stuart, will also do a Q&A - Fran will also bring the actual Washburn Preacher Guitar that Paul plays on the DVD, and 5 fans will win the opportunity to have their picture taken with the guitar! - Paul Stanley trivia contest and merchandise giveaways - KISS merchandise dealer, including KISSONLINE, will be on hand selling great KISS collectibles As a bonus for celebrating with us, EVERYONE attending the event will receive a 'ONE LIVE KISS' collectible Laminate and guitar pick! !*Requires paid admission. Children 12 and under get in free! KISS merchandise and collectibles will be on sale throughout the day. There will be giveaways and contests too. Only VIP tickets will be sold for this event. VIP tickets are $16 in advance, $20 at the door. For vendor information contact us at: sstierwalt@getalifeinc.com
Click here to order tickets!

ERIC SINGER APPEARENCES

CANADIAN IN-STORE SCHEDULE
KISS Drummer Eric Singer will hold the following Canadian in-store autograph sessions for Pearl Drums:
Sept 27 Edmonton, AB - Mother's Music Store
Sept 28 Lethbridge, AB - Note-Able Music
Oct 1 Regina, SK - Long & McQuade
Oct 6 Hamilton, ON - Pongetti's Musical Instruments
Oct 7 Newmarket, ON - The Arts Music Store
Oct 8 Oshawa, ON - Long & McQuade
Oct 11 Ottawa, ON - Long & McQuade
Oct 17 Halifax, NS - Long & McQuade
Oct 18 St. John, NB - Long & McQuade
Oct 19 Mocton, NB - Live Wire Record Expo
Oct 21 St. John's, NF - Long & McQuade
For more details on these events, please contact the stores directly. For info on the Live Wire Expo call (506) 383-9473

Saturday, September 27, 2008

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES: NL EAST DIVISIONAL CHAMPS




Congratulations to my Philadelphia Phillies in a nailbiting end to clinch the NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST DIVISION in a 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals... There's a party in Philly tonight!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

ACE FREHLEY TO APPEAR AT CHILLER


ACE FREHLEY is scheduled to appear at this year's Chiller Theatre Toy, Model & Film Expo at the Hilton Hotel in Parsippany, New Jersey being held October 24-26. Ace will only be at the event on Saturday, October 25. Other artists expected to appear are David Ellefson (MEGADETH, F5), Eerie Von (DANZIG, SAMHAIN), Kip Winger (WINGER), Lita Ford, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (GUNS N' ROSES), Wednesday 13 (MURDERDOLLS).

For more information click here: http://www.chillertheatre.com/main.htm

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

2008 DAYTON KISS EXPO OCT. 11


Get A Life Inc. presents the 2008 Dayton KISS Expo.

Get ready for another great KISS Expo! The 2008 Dayton KISS Expo will be held Saturday October 11th from 12:00PM to 8:00PM Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites 2455 Dryden Road Dayton, OH 45439 Tel: 937-294-1471
(Please do not call the hotel about tickets they will not have that information.)

Ask for the KISS Expo rate!

The Dayton KISS Fan Expo returns on October 11th with a Tribute to Paul Stanley!! To celebrate the October release of Paul's concert DVD, 'ONE LIVE KISS', the Dayton KISS Expo will honor Paul throughout the day! What better way to honor our main man then to show his amazing new concert film, 'ONE LVE KISS'!

Paul Stanley has authorized a special preview screening of his new concert movie, PAUL STANLEY ONE LIVE KISS for this Expo event. The feature length movie was shot during Paul’s sold out ‘Live To Win’ solo tour of America in 2006, capturing the power and intensity of Paul’s legendary songwriting and showmanship at full throttle! The movie will be shown in its entirety, in High Definition on a large screen. Director Louis Antonelli will introduce the screening, and do a Q&A with the audience following the movie. Antonelli recently told KOL, “ These full screenings of the movie are very special, they will give fans a chance to see this highly anticipated film in a unique, entertaining way! In the past when we have done previews of scenes from the film it was great because fans felt like they were at the concert right in the front row singing along with Paul, cheering, and doing their all to SHOUT IT OUT LOUD! Seeing the movie like that with a packed house of the great KISS ARMY is a very immediate ‘live’ experience! I’ve had fans tell me many times now that watching the movie that way made everyone feel Paul was right in the room rocking with them!” As a bonus for celebrating with us, EVERYONE attending the event will receive a 'ONE LIVE KISS' Laminate and other surprises! (Requires paid admission for each.)
KISS Tribute Band Mr. Speed will also be performing.
KIDS is a young KISS Tribute Band from Darke County, Ohio, that has performed classic KISS songs all over western Ohio and beyond. These 10-13 year old musicians (NO LIP SYNCING!) play, sing and rock n roll amazed audiences all night long! See their performance live at their first ever KISS Expo performance.
We'll have a Paul Stanley trivia contest and merchandise giveaways throughout the day. Children 12 and under get in free! There will be giveaways and contests too. Only VIP tickets will be sold for this event. VIP tickets are $16 in advance, $20 at the door. For vendor information contact us at: sstierwalt@getalifeinc.com

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

FLASHBACK: PAUL & I- KISS HITS TOUR 1990

PAUL and I in Allentown, PA., on Hot In The Shade tour (2 AM).

KISS BEST OF JAPAN RELEASE "Jigoku Retsuden"


Order the re-recorded KISS CD Japan release of Classic KISS Songs

TRACK LSITING:
1.
DEUCE
2.
DETROIT ROCK CITY
3.
SHOUT IT OUT LOUD
4.
HOTTER THAN HELL
5.
CALLING DR.LOVE
6.
LOVE GUN
7.
I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN' YOU
8.
HEAVEN'S ON FIRE
9.
LICK IT UP
10.
I LOVE IT LOUD
11.
FOREVER
12.
CHRISTINE SIXTEEN
13.
DO YOU LOVE ME
14.
BLACK DIAMOND
15.
ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE

GENE SIMMONS APPEARS ON BRUCE KULICK'S NEW ALBUM

(from Genesimmons.com)
"Was happy to lend a hand to the powerful and attractive BRUCE KULICK, who is in the midst of his solo record. Bruce, as you all know, was lead axe grinder in KISS for many years. He's now playing with Grand Funk Railroad. My son, Nick recently went to one of the gigs and came back raving about it. Anyway, Bruce and I wrote a toon called 'AIN'T GONNA DIE' -- pretty cool stuff. The songwriting happened very fast. We sat around the house and came up with chord patterns and the basic melody came to me almost immediately. Then, we met at Henson Studios in Hollywood, and between Jeremy (who played my Axe bass on the track), Bruce and myself, hashed out the lyric in one sitting. The vocals and the track were mostly done in one day. My good lookin' son NICK also came down to the studio and found himself in the vocal booth scatting his own melody/lyric. What a voice this kid has, if I DO say so myself. Nick will be working with Bruce on a song or two, as well. Singing lead. And, we brought down our GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS tv crew to film some of the recording." For more info, check out Bruce's website: KULICK.NET.
Visit Bruce on his MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/brucekulick and his Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/people/Bruce_Kulick/1179550346

Monday, September 15, 2008

KISS IKONS SET FOR RELEASE

(Courtesy of KissOnline)
KISS: IKONS is a 4 CD collector's package showcasing the iconic prominence each member contributed to the hottest rock 'n roll band in the world!The Set will be released in October 21. The packaging for KISS: IKONS is outstanding, featuring a 24 page booklet filled with classic KISS photos! The actual KISS Icons and the IKONS logo on the box cover are printed in silver foil. Pictured: The top image is the cover of the box and the lower image is the actual cover of the booklet.


Gene Simmons CD: 'God Of Thunder', 'Almost Human', 'Calling Dr. Love', 'Ladies Room', 'Christine Sixteen', 'Deuce', 'Rock And Roll All Nite', 'Cold Gin', 'Parasite', 'Larger Than Life', 'Love 'em And Leave 'Em', 'Plaster Caster', 'Radioactive', 'Charisma'.


Paul Stanley CD: 'Detroit Rock City', 'Love Gun', 'Take Me', 'Strutter', 'C'mon And Love Me', 'Hotter Than Hell', '100,000 Years', 'Rock Bottom', 'Do You Love Me?', 'All American Man', 'Mr. Speed', 'I Stole Your Love', 'Wouldn't You Like To Know Me', 'I Was Made For Lovin' You'.


Ace Frehley CD: 'New York Groove', 'Shock Me', '2,000 Man', 'Rocket Ride', 'Snow Blind', 'Speedin' Back To My Baby', 'Talk To Me', 'What's On Your Mind', 'Rip It Out', 'Save Your Love', 'Hard Times', 'Two Sides Of The Coin', 'Dark Light', 'Into The Void'.


Peter Criss CD: 'Hard Luck Woman', 'Baby Driver', 'Hooligan', 'Beth', 'I Can't Stop The Rain', 'Black Diamond', 'Mainline', 'Don't You Let Me Down'', 'Dirty Livin'', 'Getaway', 'Strange Ways', 'That's The Kind Of Sugar Papa Likes', 'Easy Thing', 'I Finally Found My Way'.

Friday, September 12, 2008

PAUL'S "ONE LIVE KISS" ARTWORK REVEALED

Courtesy of New Door/Universal

PAUL'S DVD FINALLY SLATED FOR RELEASE


ONE LIVE KISS Paul's long-anticipated "Live To Win" tour movie is slated for a DVD release on October 21 under the title, "ONE LIVE KISS," via New Door / Universal!
"Live To Dream!" features interviews with Paul Stanley, Louis Antonelli, KISS manager Doc McGhee, band members Jimmy McGorman, Rafael Moreira and Nate Morton, as well as a dozen fans from the Chicago show.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Monday, September 8, 2008

GENE SIMMONS ON 'TODAY SHOW'

GENE SIMMONS appeared on NBC's 'Today Show' September 5. Gene discussed being a rock star at 50, talked briefly about a 2009 KISS tour and took a phone call from his mom, Florence. Click link below to see the clip at MSNBC.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/26560440#26560440

KISS COFFEEHOUSE 2ND ANNIVERSARY PARTY




TOMMY THAYER celebrated the 2nd Anniversary of the KISS Coffeehouse in Myrtle Beach, SC., over the weekend greeting thousands of fans and autographed anything the fans asked him to sign. "Sing Along With KISS" winner Todd Cage, who beat out 600 contestants, got the chance of a lifetime to sing Forever on stage with Tommy. Photos courtesy of KISSONLINE.

Friday, September 5, 2008

KISS 2009 CALENDAR


Click below to order the 2009 KISS Calendar for $13.95.

SIMMONS MENTIONED IN ROCKERS RUFF WITH THE REPUBLICANS

Another Classic Rocker Rejects McCain
By Brandon BarkerAug 15th 2008 9:04AM
Heart, Jackson Browne, John Mellencamp In A Ruff Over Use of Their Songs.
John McCain's presidential campaign faces a number of pressing issues, including--in no particular order--age, ethics and keffiyehs. But this morning his strategists are scrambling, desperately searching through iTunes against all odds for conservative-friendly popular musicians who (a) wrote catchy songs and (b) are not Toby Keith.According to Popeater, 70s songster Jackson Browne is suing the McCain campaign and the Republican party for unauthorized use of his song "Running on Empty" in a campaign ad that criticizes rival Barack Obama. Mr. Browne's lawsuit alleges that the song's usage falsely implies that he is a McCain supporter when in fact he is a full-fledged, lifelong, never-going-back Democrat.In a statement Browne's lawyer, Lawrence Iser, said, "In light of Jackson Browne's lifelong commitment to Democratic ideals and political candidates, the misappropriation of Jackson Browne's endorsement is entirely reprehensible, and I have no doubt that a jury will agree."This has happened before to the Republicans--and McCain specifically. Back in February, rootsy rocker John Mellencamp quietly asked McCain to stop playing "Our Country," "Pink Houses" or any other Mellencamp tune at his political events. A few weeks later, BOSTON guitarist Tom Scholz asked then-candidate Gov. Mike Huckabee to stop playing the song "More Than a Feeling" at his political rallies. Like Jackson Browne, Mr. Scholz and Mr. Mellencamp are staunch Democrats who didn't want their works associated with the Republican Party.So, when it comes to choosing songs for rallies, ads and conventions, what's a Republican to do? According to Harmony Central, the short-list of right-leaning musicians includes Donny Osmond, Ted Nugent, GENE SIMMONS, Kid Rock and Wayne Newton. Um, did the guy from "Major Dad" write any songs?
Kiss Mask note-
Let's hope we don't hear "Calling Dr. Love" in McCain's political ads!

TOMMY IN MYRTLE BEACH THIS WEEKEND


TOMMY THAYER TO SPECIAL GUEST AT KISS COFFEEHOUSE 2ND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION THIS WEEKEND!

(from Kissonline)


The KISS Coffeehouse's 2nd Anniversary Party will take place as scheduled this Saturday, September 6th in Myrtle Beach, SC. The latest weather report calls for partly cloudy skies in the afternoon and temperatures in the 80's.

Tommy will be on hand to sign autographs and take photos with the fans, and KISSONLINE will have Tour Merchandise and collectibles!

Where KISS Coffeehouse, Celebrity Square, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach, off 29th Avenue North

When Noon-10 p.m. Saturday

How much Free admission

Also Activities include a traveling KISS Museum and KISS face painting for children, both all day, and:5 p.m., Rock 'n Roll Chorus, a cappella set6 p.m., Longest Tongue on TV Contest6:30-8 p.m., KISSin' Time tribute band8 p.m. "Sing with KISS" performance of "Forever"8:30-10 p.m., Mr. Speed, KISS tribute band

Thursday, September 4, 2008

KISS ROCK TAHOE

Kiss rocks, rolls Harveys Outdoor Concert Series
Tahoe Daily Tribune
By Tim Parsons, Lake Tahoe Action

If it’s true Gene Simmons is afraid of heights, he sure didn’t show it during Lake Tahoe greatest rock show. Complete with makeup, 8-inch heels, explosives, pyrotechnics and smashed guitars, Kiss thrilled 5,800 fans, many of them whom also donned outlandish white, black and bloody garb in the spirit of their heroes. Simmons, aka “Demon,” Paul “Starchild” Stanley, Tommy “Spaceman” Thayer and Eric “the Cat” Singer played two sets featuring much of their material from the “Alive!” album, before a charged-up crowd on the chilly night of Aug. 30 at Harveys Outdoor Arena.
Simmons, he of the enormous, constantly flicking tongue, performed a bass solo 50 feet atop the stage lights, spit flames and, of course, spit blood. Stanley spit at a fan who didn’t take too kindly to the Kiss disco song, “I Was Made For Loving You.” “I’d kick your ass but they’d throw me in jail,” Stanley yelled in the microphone to the fan, who apparently started the spitting. “People like you are on ‘Jerry Springer’ every day.”Eventually, Douglas County sheriff’s deputies escorted the fan out, probably sparing him a worse fate at the hands of the Kiss Army.The deputies and the folks who were removed from the concert even seemed inspired by the theatrics of the band. The guy who was spit on by Stanley seemed to be the only one to walk out on his own accord. But it was a great night to remember, for 99 percent of the crowd.
Stanley, the loquacious voice of Kiss, started off each song introduction by shouting “People!” Often at the end of songs, in a thick New York accent, he would yell, “Thank you Lake Tahoe, and the surrounding ‘Air-eee-ahhs,’ Reno, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.” He instructed and sometimes browbeat the crowd into chanting and singing louder than the fans did at the previous night’s concert. “Do you want us to leave thinking about Las Vegas or Lake Tahoe?” Stanley said, revving up an already vociferous, enthusiastic audience. “It was a real circus,” said John Packer, Harveys and Harrah’s director of entertainment, who confirmed that the Douglas County fire marshal had approved all of the explosive special effects. Two huge flames, which occasionally flanked the fearsome foursome — comic book characters turned to life — could be felt in the first 100 rows. While the crowd included many as old as 60, there were plenty of younger fans and even children.
George Kramer’s stepson Ricky, 13, said it was the greatest night of his life, according to Kramer’s friend Robey O’Day, whose back tattoo of Kiss’ “Destroyer” album was on the cover of last week’s Lake Tahoe Action.“They sure haven’t lost it by any means,” O’Day said. “They are good as they’ve always been, if not better. They are inspiring the kids to just keep it going. ”O’Day, who has played guitar in Tahoe metal bands for decades, was impressed with Thayer’s musicianship. “Thayer played Ace Frehley’s leads note for note, and he had the same poses,” he said. “There couldn’t be a better replacement.”Singer, who first joined Kiss in 1991, replaced Eric Carr, who died of cancer. Carr replaced original Kiss drummer Peter Criss. Alexis Criss, the drummer for the Los Angeles-based Kiss tribute KISSES, appreciated the work of Singer, who performed an extensive solo as the drum set elevated and the bomb crew reloaded. “Singer plays more fills, and sometimes maybe he speeds it up a little bit, but that’s his style,” said Alexis, who performed with KISSES the night before at Whiskey Dick’s Saloon. Alexis said she enjoyed hearing “I Was Made For Loving You.” “I love it; it’s a popular song and a big hit for them,” she said. “Everybody around me was singing with it. They loved it too.”Stanley didn’t stay angry with the crowd for long. He grabbed his guitar, and soared across a wire onto a platform next to the bleachers. He proceeded to play “Love Gun” before giving the crowd another instruction and singing “Detroit Rock City.”“Don’t drink and drive,” he said. “We want to see you when we come back next year.”

KISS 2009 TOUR

Rumors continue to swirl, especially online, regarding the possible 2009 KISS tour of the US. And as we carefully report these are just that-rumors. One scenario has KISS once again teaming up with one other national act for a co-headlining tour ala KISS/Aerosmith for a US tour. KISS' ALIVE/35 Tour has yet to play US venues. It will be interesting to see how this plays out in the months ahead. One rumor that KISS would be playing South America's Pepsi Music Festival turned out to be just a rumor. Stay tuned!

GENE SIMMONS NAMED IN LAWSUIT

GENE SIMMONS NAMED IN I AM INDY LAWSUIT
(from USA Today)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man claims in a lawsuit that Gene Simmons took him for a ride on a marketing deal with the Indy Racing League.
Allan Brown on Wednesday sued Simmons and two business partners, claiming the group cut him out of a 2006 deal between the Kiss bassist and the racing league.
Brown is seeking unspecified damages and is claiming fraud and slander. His suit alleges he helped broker the deal between Simmons and the IRL, but was cut out of the contract while on a personal vacation.
He also claims Simmons and his business partners mischaracterized him as "lazy" and "rich" to racing league officials.
Simmons promoted IndyCar racing in 2006, and even co-wrote a song, I Am INDY.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

YOUR FAVORITE KISS TOURS


Favorite KISS Tour! The votes are in! You voted and here they are! Since there are so many KISS tours, voting was broken down into three separate voting ballots. Thank you to all who participated.
Favorite KISS Tour #1:
REUNION-KISS ALIVE/WORLDWIDE '96-'97 -45%
ALIVE II '77 -35%
DESTROYER '76 -11%
FAREWELL '00 -9%

Favorite KISS Tour #2:
ALIVE 35 '08 -27%
DYNASTY '79 -26%
HOT IN THE SHADE '90 -17%
ANIMALIZE '84 -15%
ROCK THE NATION '04 -15%

Favorite KISS Tour #3:
REVENGE '92 -46%
PSYCHO CIRCUS '98 -24%
LICK IT UP '84 -18%
KISS MY ASS '94 -6%
OFFICIAL KISS CONVENTIONS '95 -6%

KISS PLAYS LABOR DAY WEEKEND SHOWS


KISS played their three US dates this past weekend. The Pearl Theatre show at the Palms in Las Vegas (Friday night- 8/29) was sold out reminding of their intimate theatre shows in Australia some years back. Saturday night (8/30) saw the band playing Harvey's Outdoor Arena in Lake Tahoe and according to KISSONLINE, was sold out. Sunday (8/31) night saw the band playing it's third and final US show (thus far) in Kelseyville, California with 4,000 tickets sold.

SET LIST IN ORDER: (same for all three shows unless otherwise noted)
Set list courtesy Kissonline
Deuce

Strutter

Got To Choose

Hotter Than Hell

Nothin' To Lose

C'Mon And Love Me

Parasite

She (Tommy's Solo)

100,000 Years (Eric's Drum Solo)

Cold Gin (*dropped from Kelseyville show)

Let Me Go Rock 'N' Roll

Black Diamond

Rock And Roll All Nite

Encores:

Shout It Out Loud

Lick It Up

I Love It Loud

I Was Made For Lovin' You(*dropped from Kelseyville show)

Love Gun

Detroit Rock City
Check out clips from all three shows-
Las Vegas:
Lake Tahoe:
Kelseyville: