Tuesday, September 22, 2009

KISStory: September 22, 1998 - PSYCHO-CIRCUS

PSYCHO-CIRCUS was released on this date 11 years ago and
recorded between January and April of 1998. The album marked
a reunited KISS of Gene, Ace, Peter and Paul. However, it was later revealed that Peter drummed on one song which was Ace's contribution,"Into The Void." Kevin Valentine actually drummed on the remaining songs on the album and saw former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick and current KISS guitarist, Tommy Thayer, playing on tracks as well.
It's been said that Ace only appears on "Into The Void" and "You Wanted The Best." Peter did lead vocals on the Paul Stanley penned ballad, "I Finally Found My Way."
Album time: 47:03. RIAA Certified: Platinum.
PSYCHO-CIRCUS peaked on Billboard's Top 200 at #3. Singles: "You Wanted The Best" #22(1999), "Psycho Circus"#1(1998). The tour kicked off at LA's Dodger Stadium on Halloween night 1998 in the first ever 3-D tour. The Smashing Pumpkins opened the show.

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