Saturday, October 31, 2009
KISS kick off their 1998 PYSCHO-CIRCUS tour at a sold-out Dodgers Stadium crowd on October 31, 1998. Video courtesy of FOX-TV. KISS appeared on the MAD TV Halloween Special starring KISS. KISS appeared live at the Dodgers Stadium show the very same evening.
KISS segment of MAD-TV Halloween 1998. Courtesy of FOX-TV. Hilarious skit!!!
KISS appeared on FOX-TV's Millennium that same night.
KISS appear on the opening segment of MAD-TV's Halloween Special, 10/31/98 with the Vancome Lady.
KISS appear in this gut-busting segment with this Michael Jackson spoof. This is hilarious! I hope you enjoy reliving these classic KISS clips once again! Courtesy FOX-TV, October 31, 1998.
Kissonline is reporting: Look for KISS to headline the Guitar Hero stage on November 19 with a three song track pack that's sure to satiate the KISS fan in everyone. The track pack will feature 'Modern Day Delilah', the first single off their new album, Sonic Boom, 'Lick It Up', the title track from their 1983 album, Lick it Up, and 'I Was Made for Loving You', KISS's second Gold single. KISS Track Packs will be available on 11/19/09 via Xbox Live Marketplace for Xbox 360 for 440 Microsoft Points, on the PlayStation Store for the PS3 for $5.49 and for Wii for 550 Wii Points. In addition, all songs in the KISS Track Pack will be released as downloadable singles for Xbox 360 for 160 Microsoft Points each, PS3 for $1.99 each and Wii for 200 Wii Points each. While you wait, you can also rock out to KISS right now in GH5, which features 'Shout It Out Loud!' For more information, visit http://www.guitarhero.com/.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Two fan filmed clips from the Sommet Center, Nashvile, TN., 10/28/09.
"HOTTER THAN HELL" .
"ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE"
"SNOWBLIND" & "SISTER"
Set-list:Rocket Ride, Parasite, Outerspace, Snowblind, Sister, Speedin' Back To My Baby, Shock-Me, Love Gun , Gold Gin / Black Diamond Outro.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
PodKISSt #25: Michael Doret/Cobo Hall Episode can be heard at http://podkisst.com/
DETAILS: Our celebration of all things “Sonic Boom!” Thanks to our friend Alex (BagBoy on the forums), Ken was able to land a great interview with artist extraordinaire Michael Doret. Mr. Doret spoke at length about his involvement with KISS, from the days of “Rock and Roll Over” through 2009’s “Sonic Boom” album. Plus, we bring you our exclusive coverage of KISS’ triumphant 2009 residency at KISStoric Cobo Hall in Detroit. Live and studio rarities… insights and interviews… it’s all here! And if it’s too loud, you’re too old!
Paul Stanley, Eric SInger and Tommy Thayer visited the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, GA., during their tour stop at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta. Click here to see the video KISS visits local veterans .
ACE FREHLEY TO APPEAR AT LES PAUL TRIBUTE EVENT:
Ace Frehley (KISS) will appear at a very special tribute to the late, great Les Paul to be held at the historic Ryman Auditorium, former home to the Grand Ole Opry, in Nashville on Thursday, November 19, 2009. The tribute concert program will be free to the many fans of Les Paul and Gibson Guitar. More info go to http://www.gibson.com/.
PETER CRISS APPEARS ON FOX AND FRIENDS TO DISCUSS MALE BREAST CANCER:
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
To listen, simply click on the address below
Special Guest- LYDIA CRISS
This is news on the KISS expo in Kuurne, Belgium on Sunday 1st November. Special guest will be Lydia Criss who's bringing along an exclusive version of her fantastic book 'Sealed with a KISS'. A limited edition with a different cover, made only for this expo and personally numbered, there will only be 50 copies available of this version of this book. This can only be bought at the expo the day itself. No reservations before or ordering afterwards are possible. Sold out really means sold out!!!!!
1) Every fan coming to the expo gets an A2 size color poster. This will be a full color replica of a Sweden Poster magazine poster.
2) We've got a Paul Stanley Washburn PS 400 G4 guitar which will be given away free at the end of the expo. Lydia Criss will be personally deciding during the evening concert of tributeband KISStory which fan will win the guitar.
3) Bruce Kulick is doing a video message and he's allowed us to play 3 new tracks of his upcoming album.
for more information visit http://www.kisstory.be/ or http://www.lydiacriss.com/
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Last Night's Set-List:
Let Me Go Rock & Roll
Hotter Than Hell
Modern Day Delilah
Calling Dr Love
I Love It Loud
Rock & Roll All Nite
Shout It Out Loud
Lick It Up
Detroit Rock City
The band was in town to open the U.S. portion of its "KISS Alive 35" tour at Cobo Arena in Detroit on Friday, September 18. They came to hdstudios the day prior, to shoot footage for a music video for their new single, "Modern Day Delilah". Merge/Crossroads captured green screen footage of Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer walking through a miniaturized CGI version of Detroit. They towered over buildings and walked around the city, passing Detroit landmarks such as the Renaissance Center and the People Mover.
In celebration of Kiss Alive 35 and Halloween, join Kiss Minimates on stage for a live performance. On the way to the show, Gene Simmons took a wrong turn and headed for the Haunted House, see if he returns to the stage in this animated video from Penny Mix Films, made in England.
KISS Pumpkins in the opening of CW's "Gossip Girl" episode 10/26/09.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Click on these shots for full size. Thanks Mike!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Michael Buble's "Crazy Love," which bumped KISS out of #1 remains in the top spot with 203,000 units sold in it's second week.
KISS is still on the US Rock Chart and Independent Albums at #1.
"BLACK DIAMOND" from the 10/13/09 show at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC.
Good Morning America's Kate Snow's report (shot from the television) has surfaced on YouTube 10/18/09.
Tickets for KISS' Kansas City, MO show go on sale today at 12PM (Local Venue Time) at all Ticketmaster outlets or visit the KISS Ticketmaster page.
KISS ALIVE 35 TOUR
THU, DEC 8, 2009 SPRINT CENTER KANSAS CITY, MO
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Click here to view more photos from this concert.
By John Hood/New Miami Times
KissThursday, October 22, 2009
BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise
Better Than: Being 10 years-old all over again.From the number of kids running around the BankAtlantic Center at Kiss's show last night, many replete with full make-up, it's apparent that one need not be of a certain age to appreciate the hard rock demigods -- you just have to feel it. Oh, I'm not talkin' about feeling 30 or 40 or 50 or more. I'm talkin' about feeling like a 10-year-old. And with Kiss, you could be bridging the century mark and still feel as if you were in fifth grade.
And I'll tell you right now: there is absolutely nothing wrong with that at all. In fact, I'd argue that it's a damn good thing indeed. And if more folks would let loose their inner child every once in awhile, this wild world would be a much better place.
Of course that would entail Kiss never coming off the road. But hey, if the recently-anointed Rock and Roll Hall of Famers can make it to "Alive 35" who's to say they can't keep it up in perpetuity? And so long as Kiss keeps knocking 'em outta the arena as they did at BankAtlantic last night, everybody's inner child will be running freely for some time to come.
From the get it was evident we were all in for a night of neo-vintage Kiss. The pile-driving "Deuce" opened the show, just as it did lo those many years ago when the Kiss Alive LP first broke the band in all the lands. And with its lights and its loud and the bombs bursting in mid-air, the song slammed home as if it were 1975 all over again. Hell, they even prefaced the show with the trademark intro: "You wanted the best and you got it. The hottest band in the land. Kiss!"
If I'm not mistaken -- and I was jumping around like such a tyke it's a good possibility that I am -- Kiss next hit with Alive's "Strutter," "Got to Choose" and "Hotter Than Hell," again, just as they did way back when. But instead of saving "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll" for the end, they put it up front amid the initial onslaught.
Unfortunately, to me anyway (and this was the only unfortunate thing about last night), "Rock 'n' Roll" set up a series of extended solos and chants that seemed almost superfluous considering the kickass songs Kiss has to rely upon. But since it all led up to Gene Simmons's blood-soaked rising high into the rafters for "I Love it Loud," I suppose it was well worth the wait. If you think Simmons is scary up close, imagine him lording over the arena from 100 feet in the air. It was enough to make you go out and kill all your idols.
"SHOUT IT OUT LOUD" fan video from Tampa show- 10/21/09
Thursday, October 22, 2009
LOS ANGELES -
Nov 5th Council Bluffs, IA @ Horseshoe Casino/Whiskey Road
Nov 6th Milwaukee, WI @ Northern Lights Theater
Nov 7th Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater
Nov 9th Urbana, IL @ The Canopy
Nov 11th Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Nov 12th Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Nov 13th Sault Saint Marie, MN @ Kewadin Casino
Nov 30th Stockholm, Sweden @ Media
Dec 2nd Helsinki, Finland @ Nosturi
Dec 4th Malmo, Sweden @ KB
Dec 6th Goteborg, Sweden @ Tragarn
Dec 8th Hamburg, Germany @ Grosse Frelheit
Dec 9th Bochum, Germany @Zeche
Dec 11th Berlin, Germany @ Huxleys
Dec 12th Frankfurt, Germany @ Batschkapp
Dec 13th Munich, Germany @ TonHalle
Dec 15th Luzern, Switzerland @ Schuur
Dec 16th Rljssen, Holland @ Lucky
Dec 17th London, England @ Shepards Bush Empire
Feb 4th Adelaide @ HQ
Feb 5th Melbourne @ Palace (formerly Metro)
Feb 7th Sydney @ Enmore Theatre
Feb 8th Brisbane @ The Tivoli
One of the most beloved personalities in rock n’ roll, Ace released his first solo album in 20 years, Anomaly on September 15th. Released on Frehley’s own Bronx Born Records, with Rocket Science providing the full label platform, Anomaly debuted at 27 on the Billboard 200. From the thunderous guitar riffs of the debut single “Outer Space” to his supercharged cover of the 1975 Sweet classic “Fox on the Run,” the new album has garnered rave reviews. The Associated Press states “ Anomaly shows why Frehley is one of the most influential guitarists in rock history.”
DeuceNews readers, today 22-10-09, I have the honour and the great pleasure to post an amazing
Q&A with our ERIC SINGER!!!
Hi Eric, thanks so much for your time!!!
Sonic Boom debuted here in Italy and all over Europe really with boom.
Did you expect this amazing success all over the places?
We are very happy and excited about Sonic Boom and KISS these days ! The band really
feels that we made a very strong record and captured the KISS energy on tape that we bring
to the stage every night.
We thank all of you for the support and are glad you all love it too.
Recently Paul stated that almost the whole album was two takes and the few songs that worried you
were because you had to do a third and it was just kind of like as a safety. Was it quite like
recording live, right?
It was recording 'Live" since we played in a room as a band with no click tracks or drum
machines to play along with. That is the way records were made in the early years of KISS.
Out of the 11 Sonic Boom songs I have to admit that Tommy's and your are the ones with a sense of
freshness and "new" that gave this record a really new vibe in the KISS sound. How it was singing
on a new KISS tune? Was Paul very demanding for your vocals?
Tommy and I are both happy to contribute to the KISS sound and add our voices to the songs.
Paul was very supportive of me singing in the studio and live and has always been one of my
biggest fans for me to sing !
The new KISS stage looks amazing and your drums set is finally like what most of the fans wanted:
double bass!!! Did you push Gene and Paul for that or it came out smoothly?
I love the new KISS stage and I felt I need a fuller looking drum kit on that giant KISS sign !
We just wanted a fresh new look for the whole show.
Last question (I would ask tons of questions but...) we heard that during sound checks you are
playing 4/5 tunes from Sonic Boom. Are you going to play them during the forthcoming concerts or
they will be part of the next tour set list?
We try many songs in sound checks everyday. As more people purchase Sonic Boom and get
to know the songs we will add some into the show.
One day at a time...
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Behind the scenes of the Kiss crew setting up for KISS' appearence on David Letterman. Video courtesy of Kissonline.com.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Legendary Band Kiss Is Still Rocking All Night Long - ABC News
Pictured: ABC News Kate Snow
with KISS backstage at Nassau
Photo by Keysha McGrady
For more photos, click the link below.
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/slideshow?id=8852953 KISS Slideshow Link
Peter on Hawk Radio October 22nd.
SONIC BOOM has entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums at #2. This is the band's highest charted album ever. They also have taken over the #1 spot on Billboard's #1 Rock Albums, #1 Independent Albums, #1 Hard Rock Albums, #5 Europe Albums and #4 Germany Albums.
This is where SONIC BOOM has charted all over the world:
Independent charts: Norway - #2/Sweden - #2/ Czech Republic - #3 /Worldwide - #3/ Germany - #4 /European - #5/ Austria - #6 /Finland - #7 /Switzerland - #12 /Holland - #3 /Italy - #14/ UK - #24 /France - #31 /Spain - #32 /Belgium - #57 / #92
"DETROIT ROCK CITY"- KISS LIVE IN HAMPTON, VA 10/16/09 -
Saturday, October 17, 2009
GMA's Kate Snow will do her KISS report on tomorrow's
edition of Good Morning America Weekend.
The piece was shot at KISS' performance at Nassau
Coliseum in Uniondale, Long Island.
GMA will air at 8AM (est) on the ABC Network.
Friday, October 16, 2009
The Inside Story Of Casablanca Records
By Larry Harris
with Curt Gooch and Jeff Suchs
299 pages +
Special Thanks to Diane Levinson
by J. Frank Hagan
There are many legendary history
making life episodes that took place in the 1970's - the "ME" decade - Sexual revolution, high gas prices, a poor economy, Jimmy Carter and then there was Casablanca Records.
This is the story of two men, cousins,
from New York, employed at Buddah Records set out to start their very own record label.
This is the inside look into one of the greatest record labels of all time, written by co-founder and executive vice president Larry Harris, started the label along with his cousin, the very charismatic Neil Bogart. Together, they built an empire which introduced the world to a new genre of music, disco with Donna Summer, and turned the world onto one of the greatest bands of all time, Kiss.
And Party Every Day takes you back into a time where sex, drugs, rock and roll and even disco were the norm in the record business. At least at the offices of Casablanca. Neil Bogart was a believer, a go-getter who wasn't afraid to take a chance. Signing Kiss to their new label, Larry and Neil were taking big chances and even bigger risks. Harris' writing takes you on that journey of the excitement of starting a new record label and signing new talent that other labels, then, more likely now, would simply pass on. Their logo and likeness, like the movie, is famous the world over.
This was the book I could not put down and actually read twice. Harris makes no bones about his drug use ( and Neil's for that matter ) back in the day. At times right in the offices of Casablanca. There are some funny stories Harris recalls, one with the fantastic George Clinton, who had brought in some uncut, potent cocaine to the office and that anyone willing to try it would start speaking Spanish since it "hadn't cleared customs yet."
Harris' journey takes you through the process of Kiss playing for the Warner Brothers execs, bringing future disco queen Donna Summer from Europe to the US, George Clinton's Parliament, and a creation of one man's dream of five man signing group, the Village People. Casablanca's promotions was a machine, that stopped at nothing as Harris goes into detail, taking it's artists to the top of the heap. Signing artists like Robin Williams, the Hudson Brothers, ANGEL and Cher, Casablanca left no lands undeveloped as the label that took chances and single handed an entire genre of music, disc0. Their successes led them to launch another arm of the company, Casablanca Filmworks, producing the award winning film Midnight Express as well as the Deep, Thank God It's Friday and Foxes. Everything about Casablanca Records and Fimworks was HUGE
Harris, so honestly and lovingly takes you along on his incredible ride with his cousin Neil Bogart, the proud fathers of Casablanca Records. The UPS and DOWNS. The big BIG money. The HUGE
promotion. Their commitment to their artists. The love and passion that was Casablanca Records. Larry Harris left Casablanca in 1979. Neil passed away at age 39 on May 8, 1982.
And Party Every Day: The Inside Story Of Casablanca Records features never-before-published photographs, a complete discography, promotional film and music video guide and a "where are they now?" section. This book is a must read! Now go get yours and start reading!!
(If you order the book through this site, all copies will be signed by Larry Harris)
(Never before seen promo films from the Casablanca roster)
The making of "Thank God It's Friday" with Donna Summer and Neil Bogart.
ANGEL on ROCK CONCERT May 1977.
ACE FREHLEY POSTPONES JAPAN DATE AND AUSTRALIAN TOUR UNTIL 2010
LOS ANGELES – Legendary KISS guitarist Ace Frehley announced today he has postponed his Australian tour until 2010. Due to overwhelming demand, Frehley has decided expand the tour with more dates to accommodate his fan base. The Spaceman promises the shows will be worth the wait. “I made Anomaly for my fans, and the response has been incredible,” Frehley says. “I’ve never toured Australia as a solo artist, and I want to pull out all the stops.” Frehley also plans to reschedule his Japan dates after Anomaly has been released there.
*Friday, November 27 at 20.30 Muziek Podium 3 Voetboogstr. 3 Amsterdam Holland
*Saturday, November 28 Salle du centre de la Jeunesse Serre 12 La Chaux-De-Fonds Switzerland
*Monday, November 30 at 20.00 Backstage Musikk AS Sandvika Norway
*Tuesday, December 1 Glassheim Jevnaker Norway
Check Bruce's newly designed website at http://www.kulick.net/
Critics who have dismissed modern-day Kiss as nothing but a cartoonish merchandising machine take note: the band has proven that there is some rock and roll left in the tank, and this week celebrates the highest charting release in its history as "Sonic Boom" landed in the No. 2 slot on the Billboard charts.
Rock Music Menu caught up with drummer Eric Singer after the grease-painted foursome played an explosive, career spanning set at the Wachovia Center Monday night and talked about what it is that makes the new album so appealing.
"Everyone knew what the task at hand was," Singer said. "We all got on board in the same vehicle heading down the same road and we knew what are destination was."
Singer joined Kiss in 1991 initially as temporary substitute for drummer Eric Carr, who was battling heart cancer and subsequently passed away later that year. He played on the 1992 record "Revenge," which, like "Sonic Boom," is seen as a touchstone in the band's catalog and a return to form after many had left them for dead."
A friend of mine said, "It's kind of ironic how two of my favorite Kiss albums are two that you played on,'" Singer said. "I'm not gonna take the credit for it, but I do believe that sometimes a certain chemistry with people at a given time contributes a lot to a band's sound and a vibe and an energy and a direction that you may have."
"It's like baking a cake; you can make the same cake over and over, but sometimes it just tastes a little better, especially when people make things from scratch rather than follow exact directions."
To start from scratch, Singer, guitarist Tommy Thayer and Kiss co-founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons went back to their roots, not to find the sound, but to look for inspiration.
"We weren't trying to make a '70s record," Singer said. "We we're trying to make a record in the spirit of the '70s where a band went in, worked on riffs, and recorded them live. Paul said, "I want to make this record like we did when we started out.'"
"We really created more of a unified sound where everybody contributed, it wasn't like one guy was the main writer and he does everything; we wanted to do everything organically like the way we do live."
Read the rest here http://www.kissonline.net/stream/article/display/id/19545
Thursday, October 15, 2009
What a magical night! Here we are, 2009, a new album of Kiss music, a spectacular tour with a new stage production (not since the 1996 Reunion tour has there been such a grand production in my opinion) that blows others away. It had been five years since Kiss had played the Philadelphia/South Jersey metro area and by the attendance at the Wachovia Center, fans have been waiting anxiously and showed up to see the band that does it like no other band can or ever could.
Kiss exploded onstage to a deafening roar of the crowd with the opener, "Deuce." Kiss delivered the show of shows as they only know how. The band sounded incredibly tight. The sound system was clean and clear. The effects were amazing! My eyebrows are singed off from the flamethrowers which appeared in different colors from orange to red to a light green which was cool (or hot if you will) as hell. You could feel the heat that these throwers send off.
Kiss followed with a collection of songs from the 1975 classic, "KISS ALIVE!" performing "Strutter" to "Parasite" to "She" to "Hotter Than Hell." "Hotter Than Hell" saw Gene breathing fire, a spectacle that never grows tired, and for those seeing it for the first time (as I saw a lot of young fans there in their 20's), a gasp from the crowd followed by a loud cheers. Paul dazzled the crowd with his dancing, running around and vocals of perfection. Paul sounded amazing! Eric's drum solo was a highlight of the evening. Back to using the double-kick bass drum, his solo featured his kit on a turn-table, spinning around to every angle of the arena. But it was not only the visual of Eric's drumming, but his solo itself that was pleasure to the ears. Tommy's solo was a visual as it was pleasing to the ears. The guy has it all. I've come to the conclusion that Tommy is very under underrated as a lead guitarist.
Gene spat blood high a top his perch above the audience before launching into "I Love It Loud," a change than he's done before (with a bell toll added to the PA) going skyward. Paul headed out to the audience for "Love Gun" on a turn-table which gave him a chance to see everyone in the back of the hall.
And the confetti! I've never seen so much confetti in my life! Tons and tons. How much of that stuff they actually go through in one night? It was quite a night. A night I will not soon forget. The Kiss spectacle had come to Philly, assaulted the crowd with sound and visuals, and onward to the next city. Hopefully, Kiss will return to the City of Brotherly Love again real soon!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
KISS MASK is getting reports in the Ace's Japanese tour has been postponed The tour of Australia has been pushed to February of 2010. We'll keep you posted if these Aussie show are rescheduled. We'll keep you posted as these news stories develop.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM AUSTRALIAN CONCERT PROMOTER ON ACE'S POSTPONED TOUR:
ACE FREHLEY (LEGENDARY KISS GUITARIST)
Presented byRed Ant Touring, Gibson Guitars and Riot Entertainment!Proudly supported by Utopia Records in Sydney.
NEW DATES ANNOUNCEDTOUR POSTPONED UNTIL EARLY 2010.
Original KISS lead guitarist Ace Frehley was due in Australia next week for 3 shows, however Australian promoters advised today that the tour will now be postponed until February 2010 in order to accommodate the artist schedule and the newly tour dates.When the tour does reach Australia in early 2010, it will be in an expanded format with extra dates being scheduled in Perth and Adelaide due to overwhelming demand from Ace fans in both those cities. ACE was due to perform at Melbourne’s Palace October 19th, Sydney’s Enmore Theatre October 20th and Brisbane’s The Tivoli October 21st.Ticketholders can hold onto their tickets which will be valid for the new dates – due to be announced shortly. Alternatively they can seek a refund from their ticketing agency.
MELBOURNEMonday 19 October Palace20-30 Bourke StreetMelbourne, VIC, 3000
POSTPONEDPhone Sales: 1300 762 545MORE INFO
SYDNEYTuesday 20 October Enmore Theatre118-132 Enmore RoadNewtown, NSW, 2042
POSTPONEDPhone Sales: 132 849MORE INFO
BRISBANEWednesday 21 October The Tivoli52 Costin StreetFortitude Valley, QLD, 4006
POSTPONEDPhone Sales: 1300 762 545MORE INFO
ACE HAS TWO US SHOWS IN NOVEMBER; COLUMBUS & CLEVELAND, OHIO:
House Of Blues Click On Sale to purchase Ace Frehley at the House of Blues
308 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44114 (216) 523-BLUE (2583)
Doors: 07:00 PM Show: 08:00 PM * Prices: $25.00 - GA Standing Room - Advance$27.00 - GA Standing Room - Day of Show$45.00 - Reserved Balcony Seats Ages: all
Newport Music Hall
1722 N. High St Columbus, OH 43201 (614) 294-1659
Doors open at 7 PM $20.00 General Admission - All Ages
Go to http://www.promowestlive.com/ to purchase tickets.
SHOW OPENER: "DEUCE"
PHILADELPHIA – Legendary rock band KISS brought its hard rock spectacle and “Alive/35 Tour” to the Wachovia Center on Monday, and though some things certainly must have seemed familiar to the KISS faithful, some things have also clearly changed.
And perhaps that’s exactly as it should be.
Great songs? Check.
Dazzling stage show? Check.
Packed house? Check.
Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley flying around the arena? Check.
A good time? Most definitely a check.
But KISS in 2009 is not your father’s KISS, and even if you’re only a 30- or 40-something, not the KISS you saw bump and grind its way through the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s with a fixation on extremely loud amps, sex, sex and sex and a lock-up-your-daughters mentality. Perhaps it’s because Simmons and Stanley are now family men themselves, or perhaps it’s because they see all of those parents in the crowd hoisting their kids on their shoulders to get a better look at them. Whatever the reason, KISS gets it. The band knows its age, knows its audience, and knows what parts of it show to leave behind (lots of f-bombs, tales of sex-capades and onstage strippers) and what to keep (glitzy guitars that shoot rockets, plenty of pyro and a big, bright KISS logo.)
And, of course, they still know how to rock and roll.
Read the rest here-
NOTE: KISSING the Flyers. The rock band KISS recorded fire-up-the-crowd videos Monday before the group's show at the Wachovia Center. Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer, and Eric Singer did the videos, which will be shown on the scoreboard during Flyers home games.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Produced by Michael James Jackson, Paul Stanley
and Gene Simmons
Released: October 13, 1982.
The album cover featured Ace Frehley, but is not on the album.
Lead guitar chores went to Rick Derringer, Vinnie Vincent, Bob
Kulick, Steve Farris and Robben Ford. The album saw the band return back to it's heavy rock and is famously remembered for it's Bonham-like drumming from Eric Carr. It was also the last Kiss album released under Casablanca Records and was dedicated to Casablance Founder and President, Neil Bogart, who passed away from cancer May 8, 1982.
Single/Video:"I Love It Loud" (featuring Howard Marks) Pop Singles Position: #76. Album Peak Position: #45 (1983). RIAA Status:Gold.
1."Creatures of the Night" Paul Stanley, Adam Mitchell 4:01
2."Saint and Sinner" Gene Simmons, Mikel Japp 4:50
3."Keep Me Comin'" Stanley, Mitchell 4:00
4."Rock and Roll Hell" Simmons, Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance 4:08
5."Danger" Stanley, Mitchell 3:55
6."I Love It Loud" Simmons, Vinnie Vincent 4:12
7."I Still Love You" Stanley, Vincent 6:06
8."Killer" Simmons, Vincent 3:19
9."War Machine" Simmons, Adams, Vallance 4:13
Jeff's photos are courtesy of PhiladelphiaWeekly.com.
PAUL rapping with the crowd.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Holland # 13.
ACE FREHLEY's "ANOMALY" debuted at #27 on Billboard's Top 200, #83 in it's second week and #150 in it's third.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
When: Monday, October 12, 2009
Where: The Wachovia Center,
S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA.
Tickets: $25, $49.50, $78 & $128
"SHOUT IT OUT LOUD" Multi-Camera (awesome footage!!)
KISS open the show:
PAUL smashing his guitar:
NEW YORK CITY Set-List:
Let Me Go Rock N Roll
Hotter Than Hell
Got To Choose
Modern Day Delilah
C'Mon and Love Me
100,000 Years/Eric Solo
Gene Solo/I Love It Loud
Rock And Roll All Nite
Shout It Out Loud
Lick It Up
Detroit Rock City
At long last, we have 11 new tunes to keep us rockin’ and rollin’ for years to come.
To celebrate this moment in KISStory, PodKISSt hosted a live, international call-in program where members of the KISS Army got a chance to weigh in on these new KISS Klassics!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
By A.D. Amorosi (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
When you're a member of KISS, you're a demon or a star child from your first cigarette to your last dying day - especially if you're the 36-year-old band's remaining original members, bassist/reality TV star Gene Simmons and guitarist/painter Paul Stanley.
In talking with Stanley, it becomes clear that the passage of time has brought a wealth of subjects to consider. There's the new KISS CD, for example, titled Sonic Boom. But before discussing that, Stanley dwells on the approaching close of elder super-arenas such as the Spectrum, where KISS set many a night aflame. "When I was a kid, those arenas are what I dreamed of playing," he says.
Stanley also jokes about not caring that KISS - never a critics' darling - is finally being considered for entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "KISS' hall was the 80 million people buying our albums," he says. "That said, we've had hard-core fans that fought long and hard to get us in, and if we do get in, we're gratified for them.
"Stanley produced Sonic Boom alone ("Democracy is overrated. Besides, someone has to lead the charge") and cowrote this, the band's first new album in 11 years, with longtime partner Simmons.
Both things stem from having sworn off making new music after the band's first reunion album, 1998's Psycho Circus, turned out to be what Stanley deems disastrous. He ascribes much of that failure to personality issues. "There are missteps to making albums when people see the band as ways of furthering themselves rather than the band," he says, obliquely referring to former band members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss.
With newer members Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer firmly entrenched and fully versed in the KISS glam-metal ethos, the band set about to make Sonic Boom sound like classics from the 1970s heyday. " 'Love Gun' was certainly one we looked toward," Stanley says of a KISS-centric reference point. "We don't really care about what's trendy now. Just because you can write different music doesn't mean it belongs on a KISS album. Sonic Boom sounds like what KISS should sound like."
INSIDE THE CASBAH:
THE CASABLANCA STORY
Written by LARRY HARRIS- Mr Harris was born in Brooklyn, New York and attended the New York Institute of Technology and graduated with a BFA in Communications.
He began working for Buddah/Kama Sutra Records in the summer of 1971 as the New York Promotions Man and in 1973 joined Neil Bogart in founding Casablanca Records. Larry became Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the company in 1976 and left Casablanca in the summer of 1979.
Larry currently oversees The Talk Connection, a public relations company designed to use talk radio and magazine format radio in the exposure of musicians, authors, games, films, and other products. He has worked on projects for DirecTV, Universal Music Group, Warner Bros. Records, Higher Octave Music, Atlantic Records, NBC-TV, among many others.
The official release day for And Party Every Day: The Inside Story of Casablanca Records is finally here- October 6. The book is available directly from the authors at http://casablancabook.com/undefined/ and at your favorite local retailers throughout North America. The book will be available in the U.K. on November 1. Pick up your signed copies at the link above.
OFFICIAL BOOK WEBSITE:
THE KISS MASK will review the book
coming up today.This is a MUST READ!
Casablanca Records trailer/Tv spot for KISS' "Hotter Than Hell" -1974.
How do you enter to win? It's simple:
1) Take a photo of just you, with your friends, family, whatever... but it must be with the new KISS album, Sonic Boom to qualify.
2) Once you have taken your photo, host it on a public album website - flickr, shutterfly, wherever - as long as we can view it, it doesn't matter where!
3) Finally, copy and paste the URL in the field to the right, along with the rest of your info. But make sure to double check the URL, because you can only enter once.
Three winners will be selected at random to receive a Washburn guitar autographed by KISS, but make it a good shot because we'll feature some of the best photos on KISSOnline.com. Pick up the new KISS album, grab your camera, and enter The Great KISS Guitar Giveaway today!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
"KISS has always been and will continue to be all about the fans," said Paul Stanley of KISS. "We couldn't resist the chance to be the first band to grace the iconic M&M'S candies and continue to spread the KISS empire!"
The MY M&M'S KISS Blend features four customized packages that includes the iconic faces of band members Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer. The limited edition KISS Blend will be available starting October 6th exclusively at Walmart locations nationwide, coinciding with the launch of KISS' new album, Sonic Boom, also exclusively available at Walmart.
"KISS has some of the most recognizable faces in the world of rock and roll, so it's only natural to put their faces on MY M&M'S," said Jim Cass, vice president and general manager, Mars Direct.