Friday, July 31, 2009

ACE FREHLEY SIGNS DEAL WITH LABEL

ACE SIGNS EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTION DEAL
ACE FREHLEY has signed a deal for European distribution with Season Of Mist Records With a European release date yet to be determined, ANOMALY, is expected for release in the United States on September 15. Ace's fifth solo album and his first in ten years will be release here in Bonx Born Records.

"The whole Season of Mist staff is immensely proud to announce that we inked a deal with legendary guitarist ACE FREHLEY, of KISS fame!" has Season Of Mist stating on it's MySpace blog. The label and distributor has offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Marseille, France.
Visit http://www.myspace.com/seasonofmist for more information.

ACE FREHLEY: BACK IN THE ANOMALY GOORVE

ACE FREHLEY INTERVIEW: Back in The Anomaly Groove
NEW INTERVIEW WITH BRAVEWORDS
(from Bravewords/Bloody Knuckles)

By Mitch Lafon

It’s been twenty years, four Presidents, and many receding hairlines since ACE FREHLEY last released an album. Of course, the Spaceman hasn’t been missing in action. He returned to KISS for the highly successful Reunion tour, the ill-conceived 3-D Psycho Circus tour and the never-ending Farewell tour, but most importantly Ace faced his alcohol demons face on and won. September 15th marks the return of Ace as a recording artist with the release of Anomaly (his fifth and best solo studio album or certainly on par with his classic 1978 album), but more importantly the day celebrates Ace’s third anniversary of walking away from the bottle and re-claiming his life and health. The Spaceman took Bravewords on a mattress shopping excursion for our sometime distracted, but pleasant discussion of all things Ace.

Mitch Lafon: You’ve made a great hard rock album with no outside vocalists. Was it important to make this a true Ace Frehley album?
Ace Frehley: “I think that’s what the fans wanted, so that’s what I went for. My touring drummer Scott Cogan did a wonderful job of background vocals on ‘Sister’ and ‘Pain In The Neck’ and there’s a couple of gals singing on ‘Genghis Khan’, but pretty much I did all the vocals and backgrounds. ”

ML: Was it challenging to sing all the vocals? I know, at times, with KISS you were hesitant to cut a vocal and on your previous solo albums you had outside singers. Do you have more confidence in your voice now?
AF: “Oh, yeah. It wasn’t scary at all and it was fun being in charge and producing. If I had hired a producer the album might have been finished a whole lot sooner, but it was great to have the creative control and be able to try different things with my voice and harmonize with myself. It’s always a pleasure (laughs).”


ML: Are you happy with the results?
AF: “Very much so.”

ML: Was there a deliberate attempt to recapture that ‘1978’ sound or is this simply ‘Ace music’ as it comes out of you?
AF: “I was aiming more for an analog sound rather than a digital sound, and I was trying to get as close to that first album as possible simply because everybody cites that as their favorite Ace Frehley record.”


READ THIS REST HERE http://www.bravewords.com/news/118975

ACE FREHLEY'S "OUTER SPACE" AVAILABLE

OUTER SPACE AVAILABLE!!
Ace Frehley's "Outer Space"
is available now online.
The track is from Ace's forthcoming album,
ANOMALY, due out on
September 15.
Check out the song here-
The track is awesome!! Every Ace and Kiss fan will love this
track as well as the entire
album!!

GENE SIMMONS PART OF ENSEMBLE INDIE FILM

(Courtesy of the Hollywood Reporter)
WonderStar Prods. is moving into production on the indie film "The Christmas Story," written and directed by Dan Gordon.Elliott Gould, Linda Gray, Lainie Kazan, Cloris Leachman, Della Reese, Olesya Rulin, Cybill Shepherd, Gene Simmons and Fred Willard make up the ensemble cast in the story of a pregnant teenager who runs away from her upscale life and ends up struggling in a trailer park in New Mexico.WonderStar's Kim Waltrip is producing, and Jim Casey is executive producing.The ICM-repped Gordon wrote or co-wrote the screenplays for "Murder in the First," "Wyatt Earp," "The Hurricane" and "Passenger 57." He has "Mafia Cop" in development at Universal. This is his directorial debut.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

GUITAR PLAYER EDITOR PREVIEWS 5 SONGS OFF NEW KISS ALBUM

PRESS AND MEDIA INVITED TO HEAR SOME OF THE NEW KISS ALBUM:
The editor of Guitar Player magazine has previewed five songs off the new KISS album, which is scheduled for release on October 6. He writes on the publication's Facebook page:
"Heard 5 songs. If you dig KISS, you're gonna dig this new album. Paul sings his ass off. Eric plays some amazingly powerful drums. Gene was finally made to play all of his bass parts (apparently, in the past, if someone had a cool bass idea, he let them play it), and he DOES have a pretty driving sound. Finally, Paul and Tommy's guitars sound HUGE -- with some fab riffs and '70s-style solos."

1ST ANNUAL LA KISS EXPO SLATED FOR OCTOBER

First Annual Los Angeles KISS Expo is set for October 18, 2009. Special Guests are BRUCE KULICK, PRISS, and Wendy Moore's VENUS ENVY.

Information can be found at http://www.lakissexpo2009.com/ .

Ticket Info: http://www.lakissexpo2009.com/TicketInfo.html

KISS Mid-State Fair Paso Robles, CA 07/28/2009 - VIDEO

KISS CONCLUDES THE ALIVE 35 TOUR AT CALIFORNIA Mid-State FAIR- July 28, 2009 - VIDEO OF HALIFAX COMMONS MEET & GREET FOLLOWS.

PAUL SMASHING GUITAR


GENE BREATHING FIRE


HALIFAX, NS. KISS PRE-SHOW MEET & GREET

ACE FREHLEY'S SCHOOL OF ROCK PERFORMANCE TAPED FOR VH1

SCHOOL OF ROCK TAPED FOR VH1 SHOW
(courtesy the Philadelphia Inquirer)
Paul Green and eight members of the Philly-rooted Paul Green School of Rock All Stars were in Hollywood last weekend to tape a performance to be included in a combined season finale of the VH1 series Celebrity Rehab and Sober House. VH1 has not scheduled the show. Randy Alexander of Marlton's Randex Communications scored the concert, a benefit for the school's music-education fund. The kids backed Ace Frehley of Kiss, Mike Starr of Alice in Chains, Steven Adler of Guns N' Roses, Kyle Gass of Tenacious D as the house band at the Henry Fonda Theater's Music Box on Hollywood Boulevard.

Monday, July 27, 2009

2009 CINCINNATI KISS EXPO WITH BRUCE KULICK

BRUCE KULICK TO APPEAR AT 2009
CINCINNATI KISS EXPO
(from Kiss Army Warehouse)
The 2009 Cincinnati KISS Expo will be held
Sunday, September 13 from 11:00PM to
8:00PM at HolidayInn Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd., Cincinnati Oh. 45245. Tel: 513-752-4400. (Please do not call the hotel about tickets they will not have that information.) Ask for the KISS Expo rate! Cutoff for the special rate is soon so get your room soon.

Special guest is Bruce Kulick (KISS, Grand Funk Railroad and ESP). Bruce is best known as lead guitarist for KISS from 1984 to 1996. Bruce recently been appearing with the band Monster Circus. Bruce also takes part any many projects with the Eric Singer Project. He will do a Q/A and be available for photos and autographs throughout the day.

More surprises to be added soon! There are not a lot of Expos this year so don't miss out!

VIP ticket holders get in at 11am and receive a special suprise KISS collectible! Regular admission gets in at 12 noon. VIP tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Regular admission is $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

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.

For vendor information contact us at: sstierwalt@getalifeinc.com

For more info keep checking in.

To Order Tickets Click Here!

ACE FREHLEY AT SCHOOL OF ROCK - VIDEO

AS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED HERE LAST WEEK, ACE FREHLEY SCHEDULED AN APPEARENCE (7/25/09) AT PAUL GREEN'S SCHOOL OF ROCK. HERE IS VIDEO OF ACE and STEVEN ADLER (ex-GUNS&ROSES) with MIKE STARR PERFORMING AT THE HENRY FORD THEATRE IN HOLLYWOOD SATURDAY NIGHT - VIDEO
SHOUT IT OUT LOUD


ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE

GENE, TOMMY, & ERIC PERFORM "DEUCE" AT COMIC CON - VIDEO

GENE SIMMONS, TOMMY THAYER & ERIC SINGER PERFORM "DEUCE" AT SAN DIEGO'S COMIC CON 7/25/09 - VIDEO

ERIC SINGER APPEARING AT THE KISS COFFEEHOUSE

REMINDER ALERT!! ERIC SINGER WILL
APPEAR AT THE KISS COFFEEHOUSE
3RD ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!!
(from Kissonline)
Alright Myrtle Beach! You Wanted the Best, You Got the Best! The KISS Coffeehouse 3rd Anniversary Party will be an all day and night rock & roll party featuring very special guest, KISS drummer Eric Singer. With the new KISS album being released in the fall, this will be a great opportunity to meet with Eric and ask him questions about the new record, his song and the tour. Fans purchasing the Double Platinum package will also receive a message from Eric (his Audiograph!), recorded especially for you while you meet with him. This message will be downloaded onto the KISS Coffeehouse recordable keychain and will become the ultimate collectible! Eric's personal Audiograph will also be saved digitally and will be emailed to each fan within one week of the event. All photos taken with Eric will also be available for download within a week of the event on Flickr. We'll email everyone the link when the photos are up! KISSONLINE will be onsite and a KISS Tribute band will keep things rolling through the nite! We hope to see you all on August 1st!Tickets

Sunday, July 26, 2009

ERIC CARR 29 YEARS SINCE PALLADIUM WITH KISS

KISS Debuts New Drummer
KISS debuted their new drummer,
Eric Carr, at the only US show, for what would be two years for another tour, at the Palladium in New York City. It's hard to believe it's been 29 years.
KISS would take off that November for the famous 1980 Australian tour, which was the equivalent to the Beatles--mania. With shows also in New Zealand, it's one of KISS' biggest tours, with record breaking attendances, in the history of the band.
It would not be until December 1982 when US audiences saw and heard the band's new drummer on KISS' 10th
Anniversary tour which saw a young Motley Crue opening shows for KISS
in California. But more importantly, it saw the exit of Ace Frehley which landed Vinnie Vincent for his short time with KISS. Vincent would and could not match the presence and sound of Ace Frehley.

KISS CANADIAN INTERVIEW FROM CASINO RAMA WINDSOR - VIDEO

BACKSTAGE WITH KISS AT CASINO RAMA

Courtesy of Out There with Melissa DiMarco

ACE FREHLEY TO APPEAR AT RIDE FOR DIME

ACE WILL APPEAR IN ANNUAL CHARITY, RIDE & BENEFIT IN MEMORY OF PANTERA'S DIMEBAG DARREL ABBOTT

The fifth annual Ride For DIme will take place August 16, 2009 at The Palladium Ballroom in Dallas (a day after the mammoth Mayhem Music Festival at Superpages.com Center). Musicians scheduled to be part of the RFD Bar-B-Que and All Star Jam include ex-KISS guitarist Ace Frehley, Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor, Staind vocalist Aaron Lewis, as well as members of Machine Head, Testament, Buckcherry, Snot and Shinedown. Local heavy hitters Soulless Intent, Bound and the Texas Hippie Coalition will provide support.

Ride For DIme is an annual charity and remembrance ride and benefit held in the memory of the Dec 2004 shooting victims Dimebag Darrell Abbott, Jeff Thompson, Nathan Bray and Erin Halk. In addition to the musical chaos, the main feature is the ride itself. The staring point will Longhorn Harley Davidson/Buell located at 2830 W. Interstate 20 in Grand Prairie. It will depart at 2:30pm under a police escort. This year's ride will be 38 miles and will end up at The Palladium located off S. Lamar, south of I-30 and downtown Dallas. For more info check out the site below. This is a worthwhile cause and RFD helps us remember the Texas hellion Dimebag.
Click here www.myspace.com/ridefordime for more information.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

ACE FREHLEY LIVE IN HOLLYWOOD TONIGHT/ROCKLINE APPEARENCE

Ace Frehley and Guests To Perform With The Kids From School of Rock
(from RockStarWeekly.com)

Ace Frehley will be headlining a special charity event to benefit Paul Green's "School Of Rock", this Saturday night, July 25 at the Music Box at the Henry Fond Theatre in Hollywood.The concert is a special charity event to benefit Paul Green's "School Of Rock". Paul Green and his school are flying in with around 12 of their best kid rockers, who will be the house band for the entire event.


Read the rest herehttp://www.rockstarweekly.com/content/view/601/149/

ACE SCHEDULES ROCKLINE RADIO FOR SEPTEMBER 16
ACE will also guest on ROCKLINE on Wednesday September 16 (one day after the release of his album ANOMALY) 8:30-11:30 ET Call 1-800-344-ROCK (7625)
the night of the show to speak to Ace.

RocklineRadio.com.

Friday, July 24, 2009

ULTIMATE KISS FAN CONTEST WINNER - MATT PORTER

ONE OF THE WINNERS OF THE ULTIMATE KISS FAN CONTEST IS OUR VERY OWN MATT PORTER!!
Matt has been with KISS MASK since the beginning and as I know him very well, he is very deserving and one of the biggest KISS fans I know!
Congratulations Matt!
Check out his winning entry-

KISS LIVE CALIFORNIA MID-STATE FAIR TUESDAY NIGHT - VIDEO


KISS AT CALIFORNIA MID-STATE FAIR
w/special guest SG Nico Vega
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 @ 7:30 PM
California Mid-State Fair
PASO ROBLES
Main Grandstand, $42, $52, $67
Unless KISS adds a date here and there,
this is the last US show until the new KISS
tour begins in the fall.
New KISS album will be released on Oct. 6.
ENJOY THIS EXPLOSIVE VIDEO OF ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE-
KISS LIVE IN WINDSOR ONTARIO.

BRUCE KULICK'S GRAND FUNK SUMMER


BRUCE & THE RAILROAD ARE COMING TO
YOUR TOWN!
By Lisa Millegan
The Modesto Bee
That '70s American band Grand Funk Railroad is coming to our town to help us party down.
The band, famous for hits "We're An American Band," "Locomotion" and "Some Kind of Wonderful," play opening night, July 31, at the Stanislaus County Fair.
Founding members Don Brewer (vocals, drums) and Mel Schacher (bassist) will be joined by Max Carl (vocals) of 38 Special; Bruce Kulick (guitarist), who has performed with KISS, Michael Bolton and Meatloaf; and Tim Cashion (keyboardist) who has performed with Bob Seger and Robert Palmer.
GRAND FUNK RAILROAD TOURDATES:
7/25/09 - Medicine Hat Stampede, Medicine Hat, Alberta
7/31/09 - Stanislaus County Fair, Turlock, California
8/01/09 - Aliante Casino, North Las Vegas, Nevada
8/14/09 - Edward A.Kenley Centennial Amp, Layton, Utah
8/15/09 - Spotlight 29 Casino, Coachella, California
8/28/09 - New York State Fair, Syracuse, New York
8/29/09 - Coliseum At Ceasar's Windsor, Windsor, Ontario Canada
9/04/09 - Civic Center Park, Denver, Colorado
9/05/09 - Hard Rock Casino-Ballroom, Catoosa, Oklahoma
10/2/09 - Kern County Fair/Bud Pavilion, Bakersfield, California
10/4/09 - Berlin Fair-Grandstand Stage, Berlin, Connecticut
10/9/09 - Memorial Field Airport, Hot Springs, Arkansas
10/11/09 - Panama City Beach Seafood Fest, Panama City Beach, Florida
VISIT BRUCE AT: http://www.kulick.net/
GRAND FUNK RAILROAD TOURDATES/INFO AT: http://www.grandfunkrailroad.com/departures.htm

Thursday, July 23, 2009

RICHIE SCARLET LIVE IN PHILLY AUG. 8!!

RICHIE SCARLET LIVE!!!
Saturday August 8, 2009

In Philadelphia at Whiskey Tango

14000 Bustleton Avenue

Philadelphia (215)671-9234

www.myspace.com/richiescarletonline

Crowne Plaza Hotels is offering a discount on rooms for those attending the Richie Scarlet show on Saturday, August 8 in Philly. Located at 4700 Street Road, Feasterville Trevous, PA 19053 it's approxmiately 1.7 miles from the venue. Discounts are at $99.00 per room down from the normal minimum $139.00 room rate by calling the special line at (267) 684-1153 and using promotion code "SCARLET". Reservations must be arranged at least 31 July to obtain that rate. If there is any confusion on that end, ask for "Roz". This is a great deal and an excellent opportunity to save more money on a weekend trip to Philly for the Richie Scarlet show and more!

CLICK!http:/blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=177660419&blogId=500736907

EDDIE TRUNK'S (EARLY) ACE ALBUM REVIEW


(From EddieTrunk.com)
By Eddie Trunk
"Met up with Ace Frehley last night [Tuesday, July 21] in New Jersey to hear his final version of his new CD, 'Anomaly'. I had been talking to Ace often over the last few months helping him where I could navigate the music business in 2009 and some thoughts on his upcoming release.
"As he stated on my radio show this past Monday, I talked him out of releasing a cover of SWEET's 'Fox On The Run' as a first single, my thinking being that after twenty years he should no way lead with a cover as the first new music people will hear from him! After talking it over with his new management, they decided I was right so the first song will be an original titled 'Outer Space', which sums up Ace perfect!
"[It] was fun to put my A&R hat on again as Ace was the first artist I ever worked with in that capacity back in my Megaforce label days. "Ace wanted me to hear the final product and told me he was going to a venue not far from me in New Jersey (PNC) to jam a song with NICKELBACK who were playing. Ace's new management also handles them, so that was the connection. "I arrived at PNC too late to see Ace play 'Highway To Hell' with NICKELBACK, but it was super-last-minute, with him literally getting out of his car backstage and walking out, but by all accounts, [it was] fun for all.
"After the jam, Ace and I sat in my car in the backstage lot and listened to the whole CD together.
"I had heard this album in various forms and mixes through the years but this was the first time mastered and done and with the final mix.
"I'll say what I have said all along: KISS and Ace fans will love this. It is exactly the type of album you would want and expect from Ace. Straight-up, in-your-face hard rock.
"Probably the most striking thing about the album is Ace's voice. He is past three years sober (there is a song about his battle with the bottle on the CD) and singing like the '78 album. A friend of mine who was in the car said the exact same thing. His voice sounds great due to the fact he is clean for sure. Guitar tones sound great, as does the playing. Ace sings the entire CD and there are two instrumentals; another in the 'Fractured' series ends the CD and then there is a ZEP-like heavy jam called 'Space Bear'. I know hardcore KISS fans will smile at that title! Other standout tracks for me were 'Change The World' (again, great vocal), 'A Little Below The Angels', 'Too Many Faces' and the super-kick-ass 'Sister', a track that has been around for a bit, but sounds great here.
"The album has a great deal of edgy tracks but it's also dynamic with some BEATLES touches in some songs and a real nod to some early 70's stuff. The guitar work is classic Ace as well. Anton Fig handles most of the drums, and is a monster, as always.
"Ace is giving his fans exactly what they would want with this album, and who knows, in this age of Guitar Hero and Rock Band, he will no doubt grab some new ones as well. After all, guitar hero = ACE FREHLEY!
"Can't wait for everyone to hear it, and of course, we will do much with Ace and the album on the radio shows when we get closer to release. "I thank Ace for the early listen, and as a longtime close friend, I am extremely proud of him not only for making the album he wanted to, but for being a changed man the last few years."
ANOMALY track listing:
01. Foxy & Free 02. Outer Space 03. Pain In The Neck 04. Fox On The Run 05. Genghis Khan 06. Too Many Faces 07. Change The World 08. Space Bear 09. A Little Below The Angels 10. Sister 11. It's A Great Life 12. Fractured Quantum 13. The Return of Space Bear (Dedicated to Tom Snyder) (iTunes exclusive)
To Listen to a smaple of "SISTER" go to http://www.acefrehley.com/
Ace's site has been revamped for the new album due September 15, 2009.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

ACE FREHLEY & NICKLEBACK - VIDEO

Here is footage of last night's performance of Ace Frehley performing with Nickleback on Highway to Hell at the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ. July 21, 2009.

MY LETTER TO GENE

From GENE SIMMONS.COM Archive 616

Dear Gene,
You, guys make dreams come true. You brought tears to my eyes when I watched the ELLEN show and the surprise KISS brought to David. KISS has plenty of heart and soul. It was an amazing moment to see the look on his face when you guys came out. I am getting goose-bumps just writing this.It's funny, 18 years ago, I was diagnosed with cancer with a 20% chance of survival, and this was the second time around. I swear, I listened to KISS, as always. Even went to the ASYLUM show in Philly in a KISS bandana to keep my bald head warm (the show was around Christmas, so it was cold). I am still here and so is little David. Thank you for making his dreams come true... You've made mine.Thank you for being YOU!KISS die-hard until the end...Frank from NJ

KISS MASK WEBZINE

KISS FOTO OF THE DAY - 1976

KISS IN FULL MAKE-UP/COSTUME DURING THE
DESTROYER SESSIONS FOR GREAT EXPECTATIONS
1976


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

ACE FREHLEY'S BIRTHDAY SURPRISE FOR JIM NORTON ON OPIE & ANTHONY SHOW - VIDEO

Ace will be playing with Nickleback jamming on a version of "Highway to Hell" at the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ tonight! Fans with tickets are in for a real treat!

ACE'S 'BIRTHDAY SURPRISE' ON OPIE & ANTHONY RADIO: VIDEO

ERIC, TOMMY & GENE IN THE STUDIO RECORDING KISS ALBUM - VIDEO

Check out footage from last night's episode, "Grapes of Wrath," from GENE SIMMON'S FAMILY JEWELS. ERIC, TOMMY and GENE are all featured in segments while KISS is in the studio recording tracks for the new album due October 6th.
VERY COOL STUFF! CHECK IT OUT!!
Click link below to view:
http://www.aetv.com/gene-simmons-family-jewels/video/?bcpid=1443726600&bclid=29764644001&bctid=29588450001

KISS ROCK- NIGHT # 1 - CASINO RAMA


KISS ROCK
CASINO
RAMA-
ONTARIO
Casino Rama, Ontario - July 20, 2009 Photo Courtesy of Splash Magazine
By JASON MacNEIL - Sun Media

For two nights this week, legendary New York rock band KISS made it feel like north of Toronto was Rama Rock City.
And while the main core of bassist/singer Gene Simmons and guitarist/singer Paul Stanley are quite long in the tooth, the quartet brought all the explosions, fake gore, fireballs, fire-breathing, kabuki-esque makeup and customary costumes they’ve thrived on for 35 years.
A near-capacity crowd for night one of the two-night stand at Casino Rama was treated to over two hours and 20 songs of spectacle as KISS rounded off a brief but successful Canadian trek celebrating the 35th anniversary of their live Alive! album.
And it was a whole heap of oldies which had most on their feet beginning with the rather rollicking Deuce which saw the band – and even drummer Eric Singer’s kit – descend from the rafters to loud applause.
Whether it was the eye candy or the whole bells and whistles, KISS succeeded in getting fans enthused, even if some of the songs came across not as crisp as the studio versions. This was especially true when Stanley’s voice never came close to hitting a few challenging high notes during the disco-era but musically strong I Was Made For Lovin’ You in the encore.

Monday, July 20, 2009

ACE FREHLEY ON RADIO TODAY

Ace will be on Opie and Anthony on Sirius/XM radio this Monday 7/20.

check http://www.acefrehley.com/ for more details.

ALSO:Ace is going to be featured in an upcoming issue of Guitar World and also participated in an audio/video interview with John Ostronomy from TalkingMetal.com.

www.talkingmetal.com

Sunday, July 19, 2009

KISS ROCKS HALIFAX LAST NIGHT JULY 18, 2009 - VIDEO


Kiss army invades Halifax
with DETROIT ROCK CITY fan filmed video
Band rocks, awes thousands of faithful on Commons
By STEPHEN COOKE Entertainment Reporter
TheChronicleHerald.ca


The sea of thousands of fans dressed up in rain ponchos, slickers and heavy weather gear looked more like the Kiss navy than the Kiss army on Halifax’s North Common on Saturday.


Yet the fear of smeared face paint didn’t deter dozens of the faithful from transforming themselves into the Starchild, the Demon, Space Ace and the Cat Man for the occasion. For all anybody knows, the real Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer could have been roaming the crowd and no one would have been the wiser.


I didn’t feel compelled to put on the greasepaint, but if I had a time machine and could go back to the mid-70s to ask my 11-year-old self what bands he’d most like to see, the top two choices would be the Beatles and Kiss. The Beatles had been broken up for years at that point, and there was no way in Hades that my parents would let me go near those so-called "Knights in Satan’s Service" and their legendary shows at the Halifax Forum.

KISS/DETROIT ROCK CITY-fan filmed

Friday, July 17, 2009

PAUL STANLEY INTERVIEW VIA ATLANTA


KISS-INTERVIEW
Paul Stanley
on Art, American Idol &
His Band's Latest "Comeback"
Courtesy of Atlanta Entertianment Monthly
/INSIGHT
by Dave Cohen
photo by J. Frank Hagan

With KISS having recently come off of a huge stadium tour across South America, Paul Stanley continues to keep busy. About ten years ago, as the result of a divorce, a friend suggested he try painting as a cathartic way of helping to express his emotions. He went and purchased brushes and canvasses and he’s been at it ever since. Stanley has never been one to stand on the sideline. In the past he’s played the lead in the Phantom of the Opera in Toronto and toured on his own in support of his solo release “Live to Win.” He's currently producing the forthcoming KISS album, the band's first release of new material in eleven years, and continues to show his art work at Wentworth Galleries across the country. He recently took time out of his hectic schedule to speak with us.
Between touring with KISS, producing the new album, your growing family, your artwork, you’ve got a lot going on.
It’s been busy. Four months ago I had a little baby girl. Other than that we just finished a stadium tour of South America playing to anywhere from forty to sixty thousand people a night. Before that we did our biggest, most successful tour of Europe playing seven weeks, thirty shows to over four hundred thousand people. Then, I’ve got my art shows, which are normally once a month in different cities and I’m about a week from completing the first KISS album in eleven years which should be out in September. Other than that, I’m taking it easy!
With regards to your artwork, having begun to paint as a way to express emotions from the divorce ten years ago, with that now well behind you, has your approach changed with so many positive things going on in your life?
Any creative outlet will come from whatever inspiration or desperation happens to be going on. Certainly as life evolves you hopefully draw from other experiences. My life, it couldn’t be a better story if I wrote it myself, so there’s no shortage of inspiration. I tell people; “If you’re not inspired every day when you wake up then you should either go back to sleep or change your life.”
Full story http://www.insiteatlanta.com/paulstanley.asp

KISS SLAY FESTIVAL d'ete QUEBEC - VIDEO

Here's a video of KISS live at - Summer Festival (Festival d'été) Quebec, July 16,2009 in Quebec, QC. The video is taken from distance (but good)and includes Paul talking to the audience and performing 'GOT TO CHOOSE.' KISS are using huge video screens on this tour and the KISS logo directly behind Eric Singer's drum-kit. An estimated 55,000 fans were in attendance.



NEW KISS PHOTO BOOK


NEW KISS PHOTO BOOK
READIES FOR RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN, VINTAGE KISS PHOTOS FEATURED IN NEW BOOK
As a long-time fan of rock and a resident of Enid, Oklahoma, Richard Galbraith has attended countless concerts since the early ‘70s, and documented most of them with this photography. Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, the Ramones, the Sex Pistols, and Black Sabbath (among many others) have all passed through the lens of Mr. Galbraith. In his first-ever photo book, ‘Richard Galbraith Photography Presents: KISS,’ the reader is offered a glimpse of almost every single major concert the masked quartet played in Oklahoma from 1976 through 1986. Comprised of nearly 100 never-before-seen pix (in both color and black and white), the book also contains notes and memories of the shows from Richard, from interviews conducted by renowned rock writer Greg Prato. Additionally, many of the photographs in the book are available for individual sale through Richard (as well as more other photos not included in the book).
The shows that are photographed and featured in the book include:
3/8/76 - Tulsa, Oklahoma [Tulsa Assembly Center]
7/26/76 - Kansas City, Missouri [Municipal Auditorium]
1/6/77 - Tulsa, Oklahoma [Tulsa Assembly Center]
1/7/77 - Norman, Oklahoma [Lloyd Noble Center]
11/23/77 - Tulsa, Oklahoma [Tulsa Assembly Center]
10/17/79- Norman, Oklahoma [Lloyd Noble Center]
10/29/79 - Tulsa, Oklahoma [Tulsa Assembly Center]
3/21/83 - Norman, Oklahoma [Lloyd Noble Center]
2/22/86 - Tulsa, Oklahoma [Expo Square Pavilion]
View samples & ordering info here http://stores.lulu.com/richardgalbraith

KISS Juggernaut of rock blows 'em away

KISS IN
OTTAWA/ BLUESFEST


KISS cranks up the spectacle for record Bluesfest crowd
By Lynn Saxberg, The Ottawa CitizenJuly 16, 2009
Photograph by Jean Levac,
Ottawa Citizen

Nothing could stop KISS in front of a record-setting crowd of 30,000 at Bluesfest last night. Not the rain, the decibel limit or even the snub to Shannon Tweed, who watched her man, bassist Gene Simmons, perform from a freshly installed VIP section on a raised platform near the sound tent.
Up on the massive stage, the band steamrolled over any obstacle, be it weather-related or bureaucratic, and delivered a concert that lived up to all expectations in terms of lights, volume and special effects. The lights were blinding, the sound was blasting and the effects included pyro, confetti cannons, aerial wires and their trademark monster-glam costumes.
But what about the music? Well, you have to hand it to lead singer Paul Stanley for taking over the reins to the legendary '70s hard-rockers. When he wasn't shredding his voice at the microphone, he acted as host of the rock extravaganza, and did most of the talking. Word is he's also the producer responsible for getting the band back to basics on its forthcoming album, the first in a decade, due for release in October.
Full Storyhttp://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/Juggernaut+rock+blows+away/1795210/story.html

ACE FREHLEY/NEW INTERVIEW


ACE IN THE NEW ROLLING STONE INTERVIEW
7/16/09, 1:07 pm EST

Kiss‘ original guitarist, Ace Frehley, has primarily focused on playing live shows since he left the band in 2002, though no new studio material has surfaced. But that’s soon about to change. September 15th will see the release of Ace’s first solo album in nearly 20 years, Anomaly, via his own label, Bronx Born Records. Produced almost entirely by Frehley, the album shows why many rock and metal guitarists list “Space Ace” as a prime six-string influence, as evidenced by the epic “Genghis Khan” and a kick ass cover of Sweet’s “Fox on the Run.” Frehley recently sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss the new album, his ex-bandmates and kicking booze once and for all.
The September 15th release of Anomaly will be your three-year anniversary of sobriety.

I’ve accepted the fact that I can never drink again as long as I live, and I’m ok with it. And it should be easy when you think about it - some people get allergic to shellfish. When they eat it, they break out or get sick. And you know what those people say to themselves? “I can’t eat shellfish anymore for the rest of my life.” And they’re ok with it. But for some reason, when it comes to alcohol, people get crazy. It’s getting past that.

Would you ever consider another Kiss reunion?

I’m having so much fun with this new album. It’s not something I think about at all anymore. The reunion tour was supposed to be it — that’s what they told me when they asked me to do it. But then they go, “Now we want to do a farewell tour.” I said, “OK, I’ll do a farewell tour.” It ended in Australia, and then I get a phone call when I come back, “Now we want to do something else.” Then Gene is on my answering machine, “Ace, we’re going to go out. If you don’t want to do it, we’re going to use another guitar player.” What is that, a threat? I didn’t even answer the phone [laughs]. That was that.

Full Storyhttp://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/07/16/ace-frehley-ready-for-solo-lp-anomaly-but-not-a-kiss-reunion/

DETROIT ROCK CITY- OTTAWA BLUESFEST- VIDEO

KISS 'DETROIT ROCK CITY' BLUESFEST, OTTAWA, CANADA JULY 15, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

KISS' RECORD CROWD AT OTTAWA'S BLUESFEST


Kiss played to a record crowd of 30,000 at Ottawa's Bluesfest Wednesday night.
KISS plays Shannon Tweed's Hometown
(pictured: Ottawa native Shannon Tweed at
the show Wednesday night-
Photo courtesy/Mike Carroccetto)


(Courtesy of Mike Carroccetto)
Article link:
The band Kiss attracted a record-breaking crowd at Ottawa's Bluesfest Wednesday night.
Around 30,000 music fans came out to the Bluesfest stage to take in the glitz and pyrotechnics of the well-known, makeup wearing rockers.Shannon Tweed, former Ottawa resident and partner of Kiss rock star Gene Simmons, was one of a record number of fans who turned out at the band's Bluesfest show. (Courtesy of Mike Carroccetto)
They may not have rock-and-rolled all night — as one of their songs suggests — but the band started the show 45 minutes early to give concertgoers a whole two hours to rock out.
"Kiss is the best band in the world. Rock on Kiss!" said one concertgoer who came out to see the show.
"I see Joe Cocker, Jeff Beck — Kiss is the best band at Bluesfest."
Kiss's setup, said organizers, required a 50-member stage crew to put up the lights, aerial wires and pyrotechnics that made up Ottawa's biggest Bluesfest show.

PAUL REVEALS KISS ALBUM WILL BE OUT OCT. 6!


Paul Stanley, in front of of a sell-out 30,000 at the Ottawa Blues-Fest, revealed "the new KISS album will hit stores October 6th." KISS played the Ottawa festival on Wednesday, July 15, 2009. Titles of songs have surfaced, 'Modern Day Delilah,' 'Russian Roulette' and 'Stand.'

Gene Simmons' crew for "Family Jewels" were also on hand filming for next season.
It's no secret that the new KISS album will be
an exclusive Wal-Mart only release.
Stay tuned for more album details such as
title, track-listing and artwork.

KISS - HALIFAX ROCKS! THIS WEEKEND



Halifax Rocks This Weekend With KISS


Halifax Rocks 2009 is set for this Saturday July 18th with headliners KISS!

For a preview of what to expect from the KISS show, check out some youtube footage from this year's Sarnia Bayfest -
click here.

Here is the information on the show:

Saturday July 18th on the Halifax Common
KISS

With Special Guests:

Thornley

The Trews

Econoline Crush( **Who opened for KISS on the 96-97 Reunion Tour**)
The Novaks

Frankie Whyte & The Dead Idols(**Who have been featured here on the KISS MASK**)

Molson Canadian Rocks Maritime Showdown Winner: Children of Eve

***GATES OPEN at 2:30pm***
General Admission Tickets on sale now:$104 (inc taxes) plus service charges and credit card fees
VIP tickets on sale now:$279 (inc taxes) plus service charges and credit card fees
Available at:Metro Centre Box OfficeParticipating SuperstoresBy Phone: 902.451.1221Online: http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102641844558&s=1917&e=001GYbZjRQMWCdmdACQKclCEDwaUWqmZEURe7xnir2a__PdpHACz0fUhpjEMXUWY40hOj-F98_WeOpGUDIbD7oReVAq_aBeeCZuWxLfyA6vx0tQiKHUN85qSTsYJ4oaTv_p

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

KISS 2009 SUMMER TOUR DATES

KISS' REMAINING DATES FOR 2009 SUMMER TOUR
July 16 Quebec City, QC @ Festival D'Ete
July 18 Halifax, NS @ Halifax Commons
July 20-21 Orillia, ON @ Casino Rama
July 28 Paso Robles, CA @ California Mid-State Fair
FALL 2009 TOUR:
Oct. 31 New Orleans, LA @ City Park (Voodoo Experience)

KISS OTTAWA SHOW STARTED 45 MINUTES EARLY

(from the Ottawa Citizen http://www.ottawacitizen.com/)
July 15, 2009
OTTAWA — KISS still wants to rock and roll all night long, they just want to start a bit earlier.
Showtime for the KISS show at Bluesfest Wednesday night has been moved ahead by 45 minutes.
Gene Simmons and his band will start their show at 8:45 p.m. on the Bank of America stage, instead of the originally scheduled 9:30 p.m. start. The opening act, Beast, will go on at 7 p.m.
There's been a change as well on the Rogers Stage, where the Arkells will be on at 6 p.m., followed by The National at 7:45 p.m.
The much-anticipated KISS show stands to be the premier act at Bluesfest 2009.

KISS IN MONTREAL - PHOTO - VIDEO

KISS "SOLD OUT" BELL CENTRE, MONTREAL

KISS onstage in front of 15,000 KISS Fanatics, July 13, 2009.
Photo:Kissonline

KISS LIVE IN MONTREAL PART ONE AND TWO:


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

THE NEW KISSONLINE


The new KISSONLINE is up and running! It looks great! Updated and fresh and ready for the new album and tour.
Great job!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

ERIC CARR - WE MISS YOU


ERIC CARR would have celebrated his birthday on July,
12. Kiss Mask Webzine was out of town to do so. We'd like to honor him on what would have been his 59th birthday.

MINI KISS EXPO IN TIMES SQUARE - JULY 10, 2009

A Mini KISS Expo took place
on Saturday July 10, 2009, at Caroline's Comedy Club in Times Square, New York City this past weekend. Guests included (pictured L to R),
Bill Aucoin, Lydia Criss and
original KISS tour manager
J.R. Smalling.
Photo Credit: Bill Baker

SHOU IT OUT LOUD/SARNIA BAYFEST - VIDEO

SHOUT IT OUT LOUD from SARNIA BAYFEST JULY 10, 2009


GENE SIMMONS' BASS SOLO FROM WINDSOR, ONTARIO - VIDEO

GENE'S BASS SOLO FROM WINDSOR, ONTARIO, CANADA July 11, 2009

NEW KISSONLINE COMING

KISSONLINE will be revamping it's site into an all new Official KISS Website.... Stay tuned! The new KISSONLINE should be up and running later today!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

ERIC SINGER'S SOLO FROM SARNIA - VIDEO

ERIC'S SOLO FROM SARNIA BAYFEST Friday, July 10, 2009. This is AWESOME footage!! Check It Out!!

ACE FREHLEY ADDS MEDIA PLAYER TO WEBSITE


ACE FREHLEY RE-DESIGNS, ADDS MEDIA PLAYER TO HIS WEB-SITE
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ALBUM
NEARS RELEASE
(Kiss Mask Webzine-Posted 7:26 AM EST)
Ace, gearing up for his first, long awaited and anticipated
solo album in twenty years has already re-design his web
site (looks fantastic!!!) and has added a media player featuring videos. Ace has also added sneak peak audio samples from his new album.
ANOMALY will be released Tuesday, September 15 on CD and limited vinyl and may be pre-ordered on Amazon.com.
The CD will be released through Ace's own BRONX BORN RECORDS and http://www.myrocketscience.com will offer turnkey services with focus on execution.
Check out Ace's awesome site at http://www.acefrehley.com/index.php

Saturday, July 11, 2009

KISS CANADIAN TOUR DATES 2009

KISS CANADIAN TOUR DATES & INFORMATION LINKS:
July 11 - Windsor, ON - Caesars Windsor http://www.caesarswindsor.com/ .

July 13 - Montreal, QC - Bell (SOLD OUT)Centrehttp://www.geg.ca/en/show/event/2883 .

July 15 - Ottawa, ON - Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest http://www.ottawabluesfest.ca/ .

July 16 - Quebec, QC - Summer Festival (Festival d'été)http://www.infofestival.com/Html/en-ca/index.html .

July 18 - Halifax, NS - Halifax Commons Park http://www.halifaxrocks.ca/ .

July 20/21 - Orillia, ON - Casino Rama https://www.casinorama.com/ .

KISS OPENS CANADIAN TOUR/SETS ATTENDANCE RECORD - VIDEO

KISS OPENING NIGHT OF CANADIAN TOUR- SARNIA, ONTARIO 7/10/2009. **The band set an attendance record for the most fans to ever attend the Sarnia Bayfest!!**
SARNIA BAYFEST 2009
"DEUCE" (incredible footage!!)



"ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE" - Confetti storm

More video footage, as well as a review of the concert, is available at The Sarnia Observer.
SET LIST:01. Deuce 02. Strutter 03. Got To Choose 04. Hotter Than Hel l05. Nothin' To Lose 06. C'mon & Love Me 07. Parasite 08. 100,000 Years 09. Watchin' You 10. Cold Gin 11. Black Diamond 12. Rock and Roll All Nite
ENCORES:
13. Shout It Out Loud 14. Lick It Up 15. I Love It Loud 16. I Was Made for Lovin' You 17. Love Gun 18. Detroit Rock City

KISS VIDEOS AT UNIVERSAL MUSIC


If you want to check out your favorite KISS videos, you can log onto Universal Music by clicking herehttp://universalmusic.com/artist/kiss

KISS IN SARNIA LAST NIGHT



KISS fans 'love it loud'
By TARA HAGAN • Sarnia Observer • July 10, 2009

Thousands of screaming fans "loved-it-loud" last night when legendary rockers KISS took to the stage at Sarnia Rogers Bayfest.
“How you doin’ people?” yelled Paul Stanley to a screaming crowd, with cameras high in the air, at 10 p.m. sharp. “Did you come tonight to get some rock and roll?“Well you came to the right place.”
Outrageous pyrotechnics exploded on the massive stage as frontman Gene Simmons belted out the opening hit, “Deuce,” amid a thundering roar from an 18,000-strong crowd, dominated by their famous fan following known affectionately as the KISS Army.
Stanley followed up with “Strutter,” before embarking on a number of classic hits.
"This probably was the most prep we’ve ever done for a show,” said organizer Michele Stokley, citing a fleet of eight trucks, four buses, 900 pounds of dry ice and enough pyrotechnics to fire-bomb a city.
SET LIST:
Deuce Strutter Got to Choose Hotter Than Hell Nothin' To Lose C'mon & Love Me Parasite 100,000 Years Watchin' You Cold Gin Black Diamond Rock & Roll All Nite Shout It Out Loud Lick It Up I Love It Loud I Was Made for Lovin' You Love Gun Detroit Rock City
READ THE RESThttp://www.thetimesherald.com/article/20090710/NEWS05/90710016/KISS+fans++love+it+loud+
READ THE REST

"JOE" WARMING UP FOR KISS 12/22/1974

The Demon aims for KISS reunion
By Trevor Wilhelm, The Windsor StarJuly 11, 2009

WINDSOR, Ont. -- Randy Girard loves his wife, but she’s no blood-spitting Demon.

Girard will take a nostalgic, ear-splitting walk down memory lane Saturday night as he sits in the crowd at Caesars Windsor Colosseum to watch a little hard rock quartet known as Kiss.

It goes back a long way, but he has a connection to the grease paint-wearing, big-haired band that other aspiring musicians would kill for. On Dec. 22, 1974, his old band Joe played to a capacity crowd in London, Ont., as the warmup act for Kiss.

He later hung out in the dressing room with Gene Simmons, also known by his stage persona The Demon, and the rest of the band.
READ THE REST http://www.windsorstar.com/entertainment/Demon+aims+KISS+reunion/1780005/story.html


See the warm-up band JOE plus see vintage footage of Gene before the show.

Friday, July 10, 2009

KISS KICK OFF CANADIAN TOUR TONIGHT IN SARNIA


July 10 - Sarnia, ON - Rogers Sarnia Bayfest
July 11 - Windsor, ON - Caesars
July 13 - Montreal, QC - Bell CentreCentre .
MONTREAL IS SOLD OUT!
July 15 - Ottawa, ON - Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest
July 16 - Quebec, QC - Summer Festival (Festival d'été)
July 18 - Halifax, NS - Halifax Commons Park
July 20/21 - Orillia, ON - Casino Rama

KISS GET MASSIVE BREAFAST IN SARNIA THIS MORNING


Bayfest chef says rock stars are surprising eaters
Steamed veggies? For KISS?
KISS kick off their Canadian
Tour tonight in Sarnia, Rogers
Bayfest.(Kiss Mask Webzine)

By TYLER KULA • Sarnia Observer • July 10, 2009

SARNIA — There’s no predicting how things might unfold at Sarnia Rogers Bayfest. Just ask head chef Alastair Mackay.

When the legendary rock band KISS rolled into Sarnia earlier than scheduled this morning, he had to lay out a massive breakfast for band and crew well before the sun rose over Centennial Park.

“We didn’t find that out until about 10:30 p.m. (Thursday) that they were going to have a continental at five-thirty in the morning,” he said. “You just have to be pretty versatile.”
The well-known Sarnia chef has worked Bayfest the past three years while preparing meals for some of music world’s biggest stars.
Read the rest at http://www.thetimesherald.com/article/20090710/NEWS05/90710014/-1/NEWSFRONT2/Bayfest-chef-says-rock-stars-are-surprising-eaters

ACE FREHLEY AUDIO SAMPLES AVAILABLE



ACE RELEASES AUDIO SAMPLES OF ANOMALY
Label: Bronx Born Records
Release date; September 15, 2009.
Format(s): CD and Vinyl.
Pre-order: Amazon.com
(from KISS MASK WEBZINE)
Posted 7/10/09 @ 9:11 pm

Ace has released some audio samples of some of his new tracks that will appear on his new album set to release on September 15, 2009.

The CD will be released on Ace's own label BRONX BORN RECORDS, with ROCKET SCIENCE handling full service label activity.

Check out Ace's site at http://www.acefrehley.com/ to hear the new tracks as well as Ace's classic solo material and songs done with Kiss. Also check out the new re-designed site (it looks awesome!!) and merchandise page where you can purchase the autographed Ace photo in his merchandise section.

KISS' LEGENDARY COBO HALL TO CLOSE

KISS ARENA COBO HALL IN DETROIT TO CLOSE IT'S DOORS
(courtesy of LIVEATCOBO.Com)
The legendary concert venue COBO arena is to become the victim of a city expansion plan. This historic structure has hosted KISS concerts on many occasions, not the least of which was the series of shows that became the KISS ALIVE! album. As producers of the documentary film "Live at COBO" we wish to get the word out to all artist who have a connection to COBO.

KISS PERFORMING FIREHOUSE AT COBO HALL, 1977.



Detroit area filmmakers Douglas Akers, Lisa Hagopian, Eric Harabadian and Jake Hall are currently producing an independent full-length documentary feature entitled “Live at Cobo.” The film will focus on the origins of Cobo Arena and its rise as a world class venue via the remarkable variety of events presented there and the long-lasting impact it has had on our culture through musical, political and professional sporting means.

The filmakers have been granted full access to COBO arena for filming interviews there with the artists about their experience there during its golden era. Time is running short for us to give artists one last opportunity to step into the hall that help make music history. Please pass this information along to anyone that can help us document the stories before COBO is gone.
Contact us at http://www.liveatcobo.com./

KISS FOTO OF THE DAY - 1977


KISS LOVE GUN TOUR 1977.
Which, by the way, launched on July 7, 1977 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. According to Kissonline, the band's official site, the band performed 33 shows in both the US and Canada. The tour also marked the debut of Ace singing live, "SHOCK ME," and the three night stand at LA's Forum were recorded for their 2nd live live album, KISS ALIVE II, which was released on October 14, 1977.
Tour Set List:I Stole Your Love / Take Me / Ladies Room / Firehouse / Love Gun / Hooligan / Makin' Love / Christine Sixteen /Shock Me / I Want You / Calling Dr. Love / Shout It Out Loud / God Of Thunder / Rock and Roll All Nite / Detroit Rock City / Beth / Black Diamond

ACE FREHLEY'S "ANOMALY" AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

ACE FREHLEY
ANOMALY

ACE'S ANOMALY SET
FOR PRE-ORDER ON CD &
VINYL AT AMAZON.COM
Ace's first solo album in twenty
years is set for release on September 15, 2009 on Ace's own
Bronx Born Records with Rocket
Science providing a full label service platform.
The album will be released in both CD and limited Vinyl form.
Track Listing:
1. Foxy & Free 2. Outer Space 3. Pain In The Neck 4. Fox On The Run 5. Genghis Khan 6. Too Many Faces 7. Change The World 8. Space Bear 9. A Little Below The Angels 10. Sister 11. It's A Great Life 12. Fractured Quantum 13. *The Return of Space Bear* (Dedicated to Tom Snyder)
Pre-Order through AMAZON.COM here:
CD:http://www.amazon.com/Anomaly-Ace-Frehley/dp/B002GE8GJK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1247229663&sr=1-2

GENE SIMMONS REVEALS 3 NEW SONG TITLES


GENE REVEALS SONG TITLES IN CANADIAN ARTICLE
(from CTA.com/Canada)
Posted 12:18 AM EST
Simmons refused to provide the title for the new record, but otherwise wasn't coy with details.
He said the new disc will feature track titles including "Russian Roulette," "Modern Day Delilah," and "Stand." *Editor's Note: Two other song titles are "Rotten to the Core" and "Yeah."
Lead guitarist Tommy Thayer will write and sing his first song on the album, while drummer Eric Singer will also get his first opportunity to sing a lead vocal on an original song.
As far as the KISS live show goes, Gene offered the following: "We're like the Transformers - with much longer tongues. We can get bigger and smaller, so physically we're able to... set up and do our shows in an arena or stadium."
In late September, KISS will head out on its North American tour, which Simmons promises will include a return trip north of the border. "We're gonna hit Canada again," Simmons said, "because you've been very bad and you need to be punished." The never-ending KISS merchandise machine continues to turn out product, with the latest items being: "KISS M&Ms, KISS Dr. Pepper, KISS everything, soon it's gonna be Planet KISS."
READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE:

Thursday, July 9, 2009

GENE SIMMONS INTERVIEWED- JULY 9, 2009

GENE INTERVIEW WITH OTTAWA EXPRESS
(Courtesy Ottawa Express via Blabbermouth.com)
Ottawa Xpress recently conducted an interview with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons. A few excerpts from the chat follow below.

On KISS' upcoming world tour, which begins in September:
"There hasn't been an important rock band to emerge in the last 25 years that will still mean something in 100 years. But from the end of the 1950s to 1980, there was ELVIS, THE BEATLES, THE STONES, LED ZEP, ABBA — say what you will but they wrote great songs — KISS, there's a hundred bands from that period. All the music from ELVIS to KISS was born before MTV, cellphones and the Internet. KISS still trains hard and every emo band at 19 can shine our boot heels! They're gonna get a lesson [from us]: You blow the goddamn place up!"

On rock critics:
"You know, I discovered a band [over 30 years ago] called VAN HALEN, I signed them [to my record label] and produced their demo. Critics hated them. When singer David Lee Roth was asked why the critics hated VAN HALEN and loved Elvis Costello, Roth said, 'Because they look like Costello.' It's still true."

On Michael Jackson:
"I knew Michael and met him. He was shy and charming and self-effacing and obviously very talented. [For me the real story is] sadly about the little boys — not a single girl — all of them little boys under 13 [who] sued him for child molestation. He was never convicted but we know he paid $20-million to settle a case. I think [Jackson] doth protest too much. The story is not complete. I want to hear what those little boys have to say."

On how Ace Frehley once trashed the band's fans because they were mostly kids, and was taken to task by both Simmons and Paul Stanley:
"Ace is a sweetheart and has a heart of gold. But he was a major drug addict and alcoholic which is why he and Peter [Criss] were thrown out of the band. You know, rock stars are morons. What Ace said about the kids was stupid and uncaring."

On Chastity Bono, the daughter of his ex-girlfriend Cher, who is transitioning from female to male:
"I love Chas. I was living with Cher when Chas and [her brother] Elijah were kids and I was a substitute dad for a while. Life is short and we should all make up and be happy. And everybody else be damned if Chas isn't happy today, God bless. If Chas is happy, then she will have found the secret of life."
Read more from Ottawa Xpress.

TORONTO'S DEAD IDOLS OPEN FOR KISS

Rock drummer KISS's summer
(from Yorkregion.com)
BY KEELY GRASSER
Jason Manara is a singer-songwriter, a drummer, a music teacher and owns a clothing line.
And he's about to rub shoulders with one of rock 'n' roll's most entrepreneurial stars: Gene Simmons.
The 23-year-old Unionville man will be opening for KISS during some of the band's Canadian tour this summer.
He was asked to drum for Frankie Whyte and the Dead Idols, a Toronto-based band, for the KISS gigs.
"I didn't grow up being a hardcore KISS fan," Mr. Manara said.
But he admires Gene Simmons' branding. KISS is regarded as an industry in terms of merchandising and branding and Mr. Simmons himself has many side projects, including a reality TV show, record label and clothing line.
Mr. Manara said he's hoping to sit down with Mr. Simmons to talk.
And he said the gig is a great opportunity - he'll be playing for KISS
More click here http://www.georginaadvocate.com/News/Markham/article/94156

GENE SIMMONS AT MICHEAL JACKSON MEMORIAL

GENE ONE OF MANY CELEBRITIES AT JACKSON MEMORIAL

Held July 7, 2009 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, GENE SIMMONS, was one of the many celebrities in attendance at the massive memorial service celebrating the life of Pop Star Micheal Jackson.

UNIVERSAL READIES ANOTHER KISS "BEST OF"

UNIVERSAL TO CASH IN ON KISS (AGAIN) WITH ANOTHER KISS "BEST OF"/LEGENDS OF ROCK
RELEASE DATE: JULY 14, 2009.
With the Canadian KISS tour ready to kick off,Universal Canada,
in an attempt to cash in on KISS once again, is releasing yet
another "Best Of" KISS collection. Remember, KISS has no
control over the amount of "Best Of' collections their former
record label can and will release. The only one that matters is
the new album that will be out on September 15 rumored to be
titled, "360." -KISS MASK WEBZINE

(courtesy: DeuceNews)
You may get it from Amazon.ca
Track Listing:Heaven's On Fire/Lick It Up/Strutter/Hotter Than Hell/Deuce/Hard Luck Woman/Shout It Out Loud/I Was Made For Lovin' You/Christine Sixteen/Black Diamond/Detroit Rock City/King Of The Night Time World/Calling Dr. Love/She/
Rock And Roll All Nite (Alive Version)

KISS/SUBWAY -GUITAR HERO CONTEST-HALIFAX

HALIFAX ROCKS!

SUBWAY/GUITAR HERO CONTEST:
Do you think you have what it takes to play on the same stage as KISS?
Get your video-game-playin' body to the Subway Rockhero Battle, July 9th and July 10th at the Pondside Amphitheatre in Dartmouth Crossing. Compete head-to-head playing KISS songs from Guitar Hero.Score the most and you'll do battle one more time...live, on stage, before the KISS concert on the Commons, July 18th.

Only the ultimate Rockhero will win a pair of VIP tickets to the show, an autographed Gene Simmons Guitar courtesy of Noble Music Centre in Enfield, and meet the God of Thunder himself!Get there early to register:
July 9th and 10th between 2p - 3pSubway Rockhero Battle begins at 3p - 6p
You might not be a rock legend, but you could play the part... at the Subway Rockhero Battle. From Subway, Dartmouth Crossing, Noble Music Centre and the station with the concerts, Q104.

For more information, please check out http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102634776714&s=1917&e=001KjBmkYou-OwOq09qNA4NXhqw3zrC5cRTJzb5IKVW-B4cPXkfKV2azqlnsAkg-nmop2GZVuFcNjibdNOPtJ4bC63hpA0Ydd_VMRe_croEOWk.
General Admission ($104.00 plus service charges) and VIP ($279.00 plus service charges) tickets are on sale now at the following locations:

In Person: Ticket Atlantic Box Office (Halifax Metro Centre Promenade), All Participating Atlantic Superstores
By Phone: 902-451-1221
Online: http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102634776714&s=1917&e=001KjBmkYou-OzZw1hJA8dLOYC-gPA6kTkqR6wJAOw920NEo5131QTFFRB_qYNobJVuz-ovXeqOsatVwJVSwkTs4giSbh9Q2gzUlPbG5eNYqbqm5tcticbyttxHYp-G_nPx

KISS TO ROCK CANADA -BEGINS FRIDAY NIGHT


KISS CANADIAN TOUR TO BEGIN FRIDAY
July 10 - Sarnia, ON - Rogers Sarnia Bayfest http://www.sarniabayfest.com/

July 11 - Windsor, ON - Caesars Windsor http://www.caesarswindsor.com/ .

July 13 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centrehttp://www.geg.ca/en/show/event/2883 .
MONTREAL IS SOLD OUT!

July 15 - Ottawa, ON - Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest http://www.ottawabluesfest.ca/ .

July 16 - Quebec, QC - Summer Festival (Festival d'été)http://www.infofestival.com/Html/en-ca/index.html .

July 18 - Halifax, NS - Halifax Commons Park http://www.halifaxrocks.ca/ .

July 20/21 - Orillia, ON - Casino Rama https://www.casinorama.com/ .

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

MESSAGE FROM PAUL STANLEY


THIS IS KISS. CLASSIC KISS!
(from Kissonline)
Photo: J. Frank Hagan


If you been reading KISSONLINE, it's no surprise to you now. We ARE done recording our new album.
What might well be a surprise is that at the least, the album is right up there with our best. As much as we may have tried at some other times to achieve this, the chemistry, line-up or lack of total commitment from everyone might have been cause for it being impossible. Not now. Not this time.
I know that when you hear it you will agree.
Before we began the album, I said I was only interested in doing it if I produced and we followed set ground rules; Total commitment by everyone, pure guitar driven KISS, no outside writers, no outside players and my opinion and say would always be final.
All said yes and I know we'd all say we've never had more fun together.
All four of us made this our priority. Everyone was involved everyday. From the first day of writing to the last day of recording everyone was there giving 100% to making this the album we knew we had in us. I've never seen Gene more selfless (yes...Gene!), focused or harder working. His bass playing, songs and overall contribution help to make this the album you've wanted for so long. Without his spirit, this wouldn't have been possible.
As far as Tommy's guitar playing, he took this chance at bat to consistently hit it out of the park. His playing is fiery and rooted firmly in our history, while making his own mark. Tommy's singing, writing contributions and total involvement made clear what's been missing for so long.
In the twenty years I've known Eric, I've never seen him this relaxed or creative. His playing is the foundation of our next step forward. Relentless and full of spit and swagger. Many lead singers don't have Eric's chops or range. He's singing great on his track and all over the album.
Wait till you hear what we've got for you.
Do I sound proud of everyone and what we've done together? I am, and I should be.
Eleven songs. Eleven winners.
This IS KISS. Classic KISS.It's been a long time coming.

PAUL
(WE CAN'T WAIT PAUL!)

Monday, July 6, 2009

GENE SIMMONS FRISKED BY OFF DUTY COP?


GENE AND THE BEVERLY HILLS COPS
(from Braveword/Bloodyknuckles)
Monsters And Critics have posted a photo gallery with the following caption: "GENE SIMMONS frisked by an off-duty cop at the Beverly Center in Beverly Hills, CA on July 2nd, 2009." Check out the gallery at this location. Stay tuned for the full story.

We can't see Citizen Gene breaking any laws. More as this story develops.

WIN A SIGNED PAUL STANLEY GUITAR FOR CHARITY


1 egg 1 world Charity, based out of Melbourne, Australia, is offering a signed Paul Stanley guitar for anyone who joins their Facebook group, checks out their website and enters the competiton.


You can check out the charity website and enter at http://www.1egg1world.org/.


We need your support guys, and we are giving away free stuff to do it!
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TOMMY THAYER TALKS NEW KISS ALBUM


MESSAGE FROM TOMMY:
YOU'RE GONNA
LOVE IT!
"We didn't overthink it!"
(from Kissonline)

Well the brand new KISS studio album is almost ready to go - actually more like ready to EXPLODE! We finished recording last week, with the exception of one tune that needs an hour or so more --- I have to tell you it KICKS!

Paul has done a fantastic job keeping everyone in line and the direction clear. As you might have heard, all the tunes were written within the band and recorded analog -- which means hot, heavy and rockin' in the classic sense!
We definitely didn't over-think it.
From the beginning stages of writing, rehearsing and arranging the tunes, to putting the trax down on tape, we went with our GUT... kept it raw and real. We didn't go more than two or three takes when we recorded the basic tracks, which by-the-way, we recorded with all four of us together -- which is a rare (or non-existent) occurrence with bands in this modern digital age. We had a laugh when we were tracking the 11th and very last tune and Eric said, we have to get this in two or three takes like all the others or it ain't no good!
The true test for how new tunes hold up is when you play them live. As everybody probably knows, we haven't played any of these brand-new songs in concert, but we did run a few of them at our sound check in Milwaukee last week. Yep, you guessed right... They SCORCHED! Our tour crew guys were like, HOLY S**T, what was that?!!
It's been a gas doing this record with Paul, Eric and Gene -- truly a collaborative effort! I told the guys the other day that in my humble opinion, this is by far the most cohesive sounding record KISS has made in a long, long time -- meaning that ALL the tunes are great, the sound kicks my ass, and it all fits together perfectly as an album.
IT DON'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THAT!
Can't wait for you to hear it... You're gonna LOVE it!
TOMMY