Sunday, August 30, 2009

KISS #1 ON NEW JERSEY RADIO

KISS #1 On New Jersey Radio:
(from RockStarWeekly)
KISS "Modern Day Delilah" has hit radio this week and is having strong showings in some markets across America, including being the number one phone request at WDHA in New Jersey, according to FMQB. The hard rocking Paul Stanley tune is the first single from the upcoming Sonic Boom CD and continues the tradition of KISS getting snubbed by radio. This is the first new material in 11 years and will be sold in the U.S. and Canada exclusively at Walmart, Walmart.com and Sam's Club retail locations.
SONIC BOOM, produced by the band's Paul Stanley in Los Angeles, is the centerpiece of a three-disc set that also features a completely re-recorded greatest hits CD as well as a live DVD shot in Argentina during the band's recent, record-breaking KISS ALIVE 35 South American tour. The CD set will retail for $12, with pre-orders starting in September on Walmart.com.

Read the rest here http://www.rockstarweekly.com/content/view/795/149/

Saturday, August 29, 2009

THE KISS 'SONIC BOOM' IN SIX WEEKS!


AVAILABLE ONLY WAL-MART, SAM'S CLUB & WALMART.COM ON TUESDAY OCTOBER 6TH!

KISS SHOWS GO ON SALE TODAY AT 10AM

KISS TICKETS GENERAL SALE
TODAY AT 10AM!!

Tickets for the following KISS shows go on sale today at 10am for the following cities:
http://www.ticketmaster.com/KISS-tickets/artist/735455
*MON, SEP 28, 2009 CLEVELAND, OH QUICKEN LOANS ARENA

*TUE, SEP 29, 2009 LONDON, ONT
JOHN LABATT CENTRE

*THU, OCT 1, 2009 MONTREAL, QC BELL CENTRE

*FRI, OCT 2, 2009
TORONTO, ON AIR CANADA CENTRE

*SAT, OCT 3, 2009 UNCASVILLE, CT
MOHEGAN SUN ARENA

*MON, OCT 5, 2009 BOSTON, MA
TD GARDEN

*FRI, OCT 9, 2009 UNIONDALE, NY
NASSAU COLISEUM*

*SAT, OCT 10, 2009 NEW YORK, NY
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

*MON, OCT 12, 2009 PHILADELPHIA, PA WACHOVIA CENTER
http://www.comcasttix.com/events/page/east/Wachovia+Center/KISS/

*TUE, OCT 13, 2009 WASHINGTON, DC VERIZON CENTER

*FRI, OCT 16, 2009 HAMPTON, VA HAMPTON COLISEUM

*SAT, OCT 17, 2009 GREENVILLE, SC BI-LO CENTER

* SAT, DEC 05, 2009 HOUSTON, TX TOYOTA CENTER

KISS ALIVE/35 TOUR COMMERCIAL

Friday, August 28, 2009

KISS: DODGER STADIUM HALLOWEEN '98 AIRS TONIGHT

The KISS/HALLOWEEN 1998 DODGER STADIUM Show airs tonight on VH1 CLASSIC's CLASSIC CONCERT at 9pm (est). This historic concert originally aired on FOX's Halloween Special and was the opening night for the band's "PYSCHO-CIRCUS" 3-D Tour. The LA show sold-out in 45 minutes.


LOCAL PAUL STANLEY GUITAR WINNER

PHILLY'S WMGK RADIOTHON AUTOGRAPHED PAUL STANLEY GUITAR
WINNER: KISS ROCKS!
(from WMGK/Philadelphia)

WMGK, Philly Radiothon GuitarOn June 12th WMGK, Philadelphia held our 3rd Annual Radiothon to benefit The Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education Center. This year we helped raise over $73,000 to assist our returning service personel with housing, shelter, job training, and education. Philadelphia showed up in force once again - bringing our 3-year total to over $260,000. Here is a picture of Michael Hoplamazian of Glen Mills, PA - a regular supporter of The Radiothon. Michael was the proud winner of a Paul Stanley Signature Washburn Guitar that was signed by Paul and Gene. He won the guitar by making an extremely generous donation to the cause.

I want to personally thank Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons for donating this guitar, and their support of an extremely worthy cause. I would also like to urge every member of The KISS Army to take a moment to thank and assist all of our Vets. There are plenty of organizations in every community that you can donate your time and/or money to that would help give back to those who have given so much. No amount is too small, it all means a great deal, and you will feel great about it as well.

Thank you Paul and Gene for all you do!

Rob CalvertThe John DeBella ShowWMGK, Philadelphia

Thursday, August 27, 2009

SIMMONS: "I'M REALLY PISSED OFF AT THE MEDIA."


GENE SIMMONS ON THE MEDIA SPOILING THE SURPRISE:
(from Kissonline)
Kiss frontman Gene Simmons says the media is to blame for spoiling a surprise the band had in store for Oshawa, Ont.Earlier this year, Kiss asked fans around the world to go to their website and vote for their hometown to be included in the band's next big tour.
Oshawa finished first among all cities, but when the dates for the tour were announced this week, the Ontario city was left off the list.
Fans and politicians in Oshawa were outraged and Kiss eventually announced that it will play the city on Oct. 7.
But Simmons says the media stoked the flames of the angry fan backlash and ruined what was supposed to be a surprise.Simmons says the band had planned all along to launch its new album, "Sonic Boom," in the city, but was forced by the media to make the announcement early.
"I'm really pissed off at the media for creating this nonsense," Simmons told The Canadian Press in an interview.
"You know, here's the history of the way we do things: you treat everything and everybody special, and because of who and what Oshawa is, which is near and dear to our hearts, because (they) won the No. 1 spot above and beyond New York, L.A., Toronto, Vancouver, we wanted to do a huge campaign."
"(The media) never gave us a chance to treat Oshawa special."
Toronto, London, Ont., Montreal, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary and Vancouver have also been scheduled for tour dates.

MICHAEL DORET INTERVIEW WITH ROCKFORD RADIO

Michael Doret Interviewed:
SONIC BOOM & ROCK AND ROLL
OVER ALBUM ARTIST MICHAEL
DORET RADIO INTERVIEW
WITH STONE AND
DOUBLE T
ON WXRX
/ROCKFORD, IL.

Go to Michael's blog to listen.

ACE FREHLEY LIMITED AUTOGRAPHED "ANOMALY"

ACE FREHLEY ANOMALY
LIMITED EDITION AUTOGRAPHED
PRE-ORDERS/
OUTSPACE AVAILABLE ON i-TUNES
CD:
Ace will sign your CD booklet. It will arrive unwrapped (no shrink-wrap)-
Pre-order for $30.

VINYL:
Special edition Vinyl/LP Autographed
available for $40.

CD/VINYL BUNDLE:
Both versions autographed
for $60.

CD/T-SHIRT BUNDLE:
Signed CD booklet and ANOMALY
T-SHIRT for $50.

Go to http://www.acefrehley.com/store/ to get your copy.

Outer Space is now available on iTunes

WDHA'S KISSMAS IN AUGUST

THE ROCK OF NEW JERSEY WDHA KISSMAS IN AUGUST- TIX TO MADISON SQUARE GARDEN SHOW GIVEAWAY!

HOLD THE MISLETOE!
IT'S WDHA'S KISSMAS IN AUGUST! NOW THROUGH SUNDAY IT'S A CRAZY KISSMAS BLOW OUT! WE'VE GOT TICKETS, TICKETS, AND MORE TICKETS TO:

KISS SATURDAY OCTOBER 10TH AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN...IN NEW YORK CITY!
WHENEVER YOU HEAR KISS ON DHA BETWEEN 6 AM AND MIDNIGHT....CALL, CALL, CALL, FOR TICKETS TO SEE KISS AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN. SANTA KNOWS THE MOST KISS TICKETS ARE RIGHT HERE DURING DHA'S KISSMAS IN AUGUST! LISTEN TO DHA NOW THROUGH SUNDAY FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN! THE AMOUNT OF KISS TICKETS WE ARE GIVING AWAY IS INSANE!

DHA'S KISSMAS IN AUGUST FROM 105.5 WDHA, THE ROCK OF NEW JERSEYCLICK HERE to visit WDHA's web site

ACE FREHLEY "ANOMALY" PACKAGING


Here is a photo of the packaging for ACE'S ANOMALY record coming September 15.

ANOMALY will be released on Ace's own, Bronx Born Records, in the US on September 15 with Rocket Science providing a full service label platform. European fans need no longer to worry as Ace has inked a deal with Season of Mist Records who will release the album overseas. A tour is set to follow. Ace's band includes second guitarist Derrek Hawkins, drummer Scot Coogan (ex-BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION) and bassist Anthony Esposito (ex-LYNCH MOB).

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

OSHAWA TO GET KISSed

KISS TO PLAY OSHAWA ON OCTOBER 7 ACCORDING TO MAYOR GRAY:
(from NEWSdurhamregion.com)
OSHAWA -- The uproar after Oshawa was left off the official list of KISS concert stops in the band's upcoming North American tour was quelled Tuesday evening with word that the rock legends will in fact play a concert here.
Word spread quickly by email after Oshawa mayor John Gray was tracked down by the band's manager who offered assurances that KISS will come to Oshawa on Oct. 7.
Read the rest here http://www.newsdurhamregion.com/news/article/134184

KISSONLINE RELEASED THIS STATEMENT:
"We are happy to announce that KISS is coming to Oshawa's GM Centre on October 7th. After the outpouring of emotion we saw today, there was no way we could follow our original plan and make you wait until a later tour leg. You'll now be getting a special record release show. Oshawa, we promise a good time. Stay tuned for details including ticket information. And, for the other cities, we have plans in the works for you, too."

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

KISS' SONIC BOOM TO RELEASE ON ROADRUNNER IN EUROPE

SONIC BOOM ON ROADRUNNER RECORDS OCT. 5th!
Kiss announce a deal that will see their new album, ‘Sonic Boom’, released through Roadrunner’s Loud & Proud imprint in the UK.

Speaking about the deal, Paul Stanley has said: “Success comes from a winning team, and Roadrunner is the perfect partner for Kiss in terms of understanding what this album is and also having a great track record of success.”

Loud & Proud president Tom Lipsky says: “Great artists make great music and Kiss has certainly accomplished that with Sonic Boom.”

Finally, Wally van Middendorp, Sr VP International of Roadrunner Records says: “We are excited to have the world’s premier rock band join forces with the world’s premier rock label. Sonic Boom is a brilliant album that will surely be recognized as one of best musical works in the history of Kiss.”

Kiss will release ‘Sonic Boom’ through Roadrunner’s Loud & Proud imprint in the UK on October 5th.

KISS GONNA' "DANCE ALL OVER YOUR FACE"

FROM NBC 10/PHILADELPHIA
By KELLY BAYLISS
AP
Let's be real, you probably get enough of Gene Simmons on his reality show, "Family Jewels." But on the off chance you're still a huge KISS fan, tickets for their October 12 concert go on sale this Saturday, August 29.
And with the release of their highly-anticipated album "Sonic Boom," -- it's the first new album for the band in 11 years -- KISS is making this a show to remember, promising all new costumes, new music and of course KISS classics like "Detroit Rock City" and "Rock and Roll All Night."
Tickets for KISS at the Wachovia Center range from $25 to $128. Log on to ComcastTIX.com, hit up the Wachovia Center's box office, select ACME locations or call 1-800-298-4200.
Private suites are also available to only the biggest of KISS fans.

KISS tour info http://www.kissonline.com/tour/

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GENE SIMMONS!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEMON!

GENE CELEBRATES
HIS 60TH BIRTHDAY TODAY!
A set of Metal Horns go out to
GENE... We wish our DEMON the Happiest of Days!

Monday, August 24, 2009

KISS ANNOUNCE TOUR TO PRESS

KISS ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN DATES FOR KISS ALIVE 35 TOUR BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 2009

CONTINENT TO BE ROCKED BY NEW STAGING, COSTUMES & A SET OF HITS PLUS SONGS FROM NEW ALBUM SONIC BOOM
As they celebrate 35 years of rockin', KISS today announced the dates of the KISS ALIVE 35 North American tour. The tour kicks off with a rapidly-selling, special multiple-show engagement in Detroit Rock City beginning September 25th, where KISS will be playing the classic album that started it all: KISS ALIVE! The tour leg will then hit more than 40 additional cities before concluding in December.This incredible show will feature a new stage set, pyro effects that only the "hottest band in the world" could deliver, and all new costumes. Fans will be treated to a 2 1/2 hour set of rocks greatest hits, including "Rock and Roll All Nite," "I Was Made for Lovin' You," "Detroit Rock City," "God Gave Rock & Roll to You" and "Shout It Out Loud," as well as songs from the band's new album SONIC BOOM. Buckcherry will be main support on all of the KISS ALIVE 35 North American dates.Said Gene Simmons, "For 35 years, KISS raised the bar for what a rock concert should really be. This year is no different - all new, all killer... all KISS! The master's class in rock is in session! KISS rules. Oh yeah!""Bigger IS better!" said Paul Stanley. "SONIC BOOM is our future and KISS Alive is our proud past. On this tour you get KISS Alive plus a slew of other classics and soon to be classics. New stage, new battle gear and a pyro arsenal that will again show everyone that there is only one KISS!"

KISS ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES 2009

KISS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATESKISS tour info http://www.kissonline.com/tour/
September

25 - Detroit, MI - Cobo Arena
26 - Detroit, MI - Cobo Arena
28 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
29 - London, ON - John Labatt Centre

October
1 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
2 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
3 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
5 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
7- Oshawa, ON - GM Centre
9 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum
10 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
12 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
13 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
16 - Hampton, VA - Hampton Coliseum
17 - Greenville, SC - Bi-lo Center
19 - Pensacola, FL - Civic Center
21 - Tampa, FL - St Pete Times Forum
22 - Sunrise, FL - Bankatlantic Center
24 - Birmingham, AL - Bjcc
26 - Atlanta, GA - Phillips Arena
28 - Nashville, TN - Sommet Center
29 - Little Rock, AR - Verizon Arena

November
6 - Chicago, IL - United Center
7 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
9 - Winnipeg, MB - Mts Centre
10 - Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Centre
12 - Calgary, AB - Pengrowth Saddledome
14 - Vancouver, BC - GM Place
15 - Seattle, WA - Keyarena
17 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden
20 - Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena
21 - Fresno, CA -Sav-Mart Center
22- Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
24 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
25 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
27 - San Diego, CA - Sports Arena
28 - Las Vegas, NV - Tbd

December
1 - Glendale, AZ - Jobing.com Arena
2 - El Paso, TX - Utep
4 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
5 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
6 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center

Saturday, August 22, 2009

ACE FREHLEY TO SIGN COPIES OF ANOMALY AT COBO SEPT. 19


ACE SIGNING COPIES OF ANOMALY AT COBO HALL ON SEPTEMBER 19th


This is yet to be confirmed, but the KISS MASK has learned that ACE FREHLEY will be at COBO Arena on Saturday, September 19 to sign copies of ANOMALY, in stores September 15.

The appearance is to give fans "one last chance to stand on Cobo's stage." While in D-town, Frehley will also be interviewed for a new documentary, Live At Cobo, which is being made by sometime MT contributor Eric Harabadian, among others. More details on that later. Ace's signing will start at 1 p.m. and copies of his album will be on site for purchase."
Stay tuned for details.

PAUL STANLEY ON 101 WRIF DETROIT - AUDIO

HERE IS THE AUDIO INTERVIEW WITH PAUL STANLEY WITH DETROIT RADIO 101 WRIF AUGUST 21, 2009:

GENE SIMMONS ON 94.7 WCSX DETROIT - AUDIO

HERE IS THE AUDIO INTERVIEW WITH GENE SIMMONS WITH DETROIT RADIO 94.7 WCSX AUGUST 21, 2009:

Friday, August 21, 2009

PAUL STANLEY:"I HOPE ACE IS HAPPY"

PAUL TALKS TO CLASSIC ROCK
(from Classic Rock)
Paul Stanley doesn’t believe Ace Frehley’s new solo album will steal the limelight from Kiss’s comeback release, Sonic Boom.
Ex-Kiss guitarist Frehley’s album, Anomaly, goes on sale on September 15, while Sonic Boom comes out on October 6.
Classic Rock asked Stanley this week whether he regarded the timing as unfortunate.
Stanley replied: “For who? Look, it’s a hard one for me to answer. This album took us months to do, that album from what I understand took Ace 15 or 20 years to do.
“I can’t say anything about the timing or the release schedule or what have you – I truly, always go back to: I hope Ace is happy, and I think it’s terrific that he’s alive. Anything else past that is a bonus. I wish him well.”

2ND KISS SHOW ADDED TO COBO


COBO'S SECOND KISS- KISS ADDS SECOND SHOW IN DETROIT:
KISS BRINGS THE KISS
ALIVE/35 BACK TO
WHERE IT STARTED.

According to Ticketmaster, a 2nd show for KISS is set for Saturday, Spetember 26. Showtimes are 7:30. Buckcherry is opening. Tickets are on sale now- Ticketmaster.com.

KISS TO RECORD COBO SHOW FOR DVD?

KISS TO RECREATE 1975 COBO SHOW ON SEPTEMBER 25
by Gary Thison
(The Examiner)
Gene Simmons revealed on an interview with Dominski and Doyle on WCSX -FM that Kiss, who is scheduled to perform at Cobo arena on September 25, is planning to recreate the show they performed there in 1975. That show was recorded and featured on their hit album "Alive!"

Simmons also stated that this show at Cobo will be recorded and released at a later date as a DVD. I'm guessing it's going to be a long concert, because I can't imagine the band not performing some of the songs from their first new-material album in a dozen years, "Sonic Boom" to be released in October (6).
Read the rest http://www.examiner.com/x-3080-Detroit-Entertainment-News-Examiner~y2009m8d21-KISS-to-recreate-1975-Cobo-show-on-September-25th

Tickets for the September 25th KISS Cobo Arena Concert go on sale to the general public today at 5PM (EDT) at all Ticketmaster outlets or at Ticketmaster.com.

ACE FREHLEY CUTS DEAL FOR AUSSIE RELEASE

AUSTRALIAN FANS GET READY FOR ANOMALY:
ACE has signed a deal with RIOT! Entertainment to release his album ANOMALY in Australia.
Ace's album will be released September 15 on his own label, Bronx Born Records with Rocket Science providing services as a full service label. Ace produced the CD in Westchester, NY with the mixing done in Los Angeles, CA.

Ace recorded the album with second guitarist Derrick Hawkins, drummer Scot Coogan (ex-Brides Of Destruction) and bassist Anthony Esposito (ex- Lynch Mob).

Ace has also scheduled 3 additional listening parties:
New York, NY. 8/21(http://www.donhills.com/)
Hollywood, CA. 9/11 (http://www.viperroom.com/)
Providence, RI. 9/12 (http://www.lupos.com/).

"MODERN DAY DELILAH" FULL VERSION - HQ

THE FIRST RADIO TRACK FROM KISS' "SONIC BOOM" AVAILABLE AT WAL-MART, SAM'S CLUB & WALMART.COM OCTOBER 6!

KISS COBO TICKETS ON SALE TODAY

ONE LAST TIME AT COBO HALL/TICKETS ON SALE TODAY:
(from Kissonline)
Tickets for the September 25th KISS Cobo Arena Concert go on sale to the general public today at 5PM (EDT) at all Ticketmaster outlets or at Ticketmaster.com.

PAUL STANLEY and GENE SIMMONS ON DETROIT RADIO TODAY:
(from Kissonline)
Gene will be on Detroit's WCSX Radio Station this morning at 9 AM (EDT). LISTEN to the interview live.

Paul will appear on Detroit's WRIF Radio Station some time today, we believe in the 5 PM (EDT) hour. VISIT the station's site for more info.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

ACE FREHLEY ADDS 3 ANOMALY PARTIES


ANOMALY LISTENING PARTIES ANNOUNCED:

*August 21st Viper Room in the Dirty Lounge - W. Hollywood, CA (10:00 PM) FREE
Autographed Ace Swag - 21 & Over
*Sept 11th: Don Hill's - New York City, NY
(7:00 PM) Tix Info: (212) 219-2850
21 & Overhttp://www.donhills.com/
*Sept 12th: Lupos - Providence, RI
(7:00 PM) Tix Info: (401) 331-LUPO
All Ageshttp://www.lupos.com/

KISS & COBO HALL: RICH KISStory


KISS have such an illustrious history, a love affair, with COBO HALL in Detroit. The legendary hall is scheduled for demoliton to make way for an expansion project. The 12,191 seat indoor arena played as a centerpiece in the 1999 film, Detroit Rock City, although Hamilton Arena in Hamilton, Ontario was actually used in the film. KISS recorded shows at COBO with some of the tracks that appearing on the groundbreaking album KISS ALIVE! The back cover of KISS ALIVE! shows the massive hall filled to the raftersBuilt in 1960, COBO HALL was KISS' first headlining experience in a big arena setting. KISS recorded and videotaped ANIMALIZED LIVE: UNCENSORED at COBO on December 8th, 1984 in front of a sell-out crowd.
COBO Hall is not the only arena sheduled for demoliton. The famed SPECTRUM in Philadelphia has also reached the same fate with a final performance by Pearl Jam on October 31 at the venue. KISS concert dates were a staple for the venue throughout the band's career with the show from the CRAZY NIGHTS tour professionally filmed there but never offically released. I wonder if a similar show for KISS at the Spectrum will follow suit in the vein of the COBO show?
That would be cool!
The KISS COBO Show is sure to sell-out in a matter of minutes.

KISS AD FOR SEPTEMBER 25 SHOW:





KISS ACE FREHLEY GUITAR SOLO COBO 1977:



KISS "FIREHOUSE" COBO 1977:


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

KISS' NASHVILLE SHOW ON SALE SEPT. 19

SONIC BOOM TOUR
DETROIT PRE-SALE INFORMATION

KISS will be bringing the SONIC BOOM Tour to Nashville on October 28. The band will perform at the Sommet Center with opener's Buckcherry. Stay tuned for more tour details. Tickets go on sale Sept. 19.

Some KISS dates are surfacing. Confirmed,
Tentative and rumored, here they are:
09/25 Detroit + CONFIRMED
10/01 Montreal + CONFIRMED
10/06 Toronto TENTATIVE
10/08 Philadelphia RUMORED
10/10 New York City TENTATIVE
10/28 Nashvile +CONFIRMED
10/31 New Orleans +CONFIRMED
KISS ARMY COBO ARENA PRESALE
(KISSONLINE.com)
The KISS ARMY Members-Only ticket presale for the KISS COBO Arena show will begin today at 10AM. Premium KISS ARMY Members will have access to Members-Only tickets...these are among the best available seats in COBO Arena.KISS at COBO Arena September 25, 2009
Presale starts: Wednesday, August 19 @ 10AM (local venue time)
Presale ends: Wednesday, August 19 @ 10PM (local venue time)
Meet & Greet and Premium Upgrade Ticket packages will also be available starting @ 10AM (EST) only to KISS Army Fanclub members. If you are a Premium KISS ARMY Member: LOGIN NOW and visit the tour page to get your unique code to access the presale.If you are not a current Premium Member of the KISS ARMY and would like to participate in the COBO Arena Pre-sale: JOIN NOW.

ACE FREHLEY "RIDE FOR THE DIME" - VIDEO

ACE FREHLEY, VINNIE PAUL, COREY TAYLOR(Slipknot), BOBZILLA and NICK BOWCOTT perform in Dallas 08-16-09 play classic KISS songs, "Deuce" and "Parasite."

KISS SONIC RADIO TODAY - "DELILAH" HITS AIRWAVES

MODERN DAY DELILAH Debuts Today!
Today, the first radio track from KISS'
SONIC BOOM was released to radio
and the full track can be heard streaming
here at kissoline.

KISS SONIC BOOM ARTIST MICHAEL DORET

MICHAEL DORET INTERVIEWED:
KISS SONIC BOOM ARTIST
By J. Frank Hagan


First of all Michael, the album cover art for SONIC BOOM was released today .I didn't quite know what to expect beforehand , but I love the artwork. It's very different than any other KISS album art. The font reminds me a bit of a throwback, almost a homage to the 1960's of Batman and the Jetsons. Was that intentional?

No, it wasn't, but interesting to see how others are perceiving it! I wanted to give KISS something a little bit different from all the black and chrome imagery that's become so overused and tired these days.

Since KISS was going back to their roots for the music for the album, it was the same premise for the artwork as well?

Yes, Exactly. This is something Paul definitely was pushing for when we discussed where to go with the album art. That's one of the reasons he reached out to me after all of these years. Rock and Roll Over became something that represented, for them, a pivotal moment in their music. I think they wanted me to evoke the same aesthetic sense on Sonic Boom as I had on Rock and Toll Over-- something that acknowledged their hard rock roots.

You said that creating an iconic cover was not your goal on this project, how were you album [able?] to keep that out of the picture after already creating ROCK AND ROLL OVER which is already iconic?

Creating something "iconic" is not an attainable goal. A good analogy would be that a person cannot set out to be a superstar. All you can do is work the hardest, be as great as you can be and have passion for what you do. You might attain that "Superstar" status, but it's not up to you. You put your art, no matter what it is, out there for people to respond to. All I can do is set out to create the best album cover that I can. After that, it's out of my hands. That said, I'm pleased with the art and people have been very receptive.

You dealt strictly with Paul Stanley on the idea as to what he wanted for the cover of SONIC BOOM?

Paul was great. He pretty much left alot of that up to me. That was a lot of pressure! But I showed him my concept, he gave notes and input and viola! An album cover was born!

How did you get involved working with KISS again after all these years?

Very simple. I didn't go looking for this. I received a phone call from Paul when they were on their South American tour in April. He asked me if I'd be interested in working on a new album cover, and I said yes.

How long did it take you to go from pencil sketch to the actual finished product?

Creating my initial idea and putting it down as a rough pencil sketch that Paul would understand took about a week or so. After Paul approved the sketch, getting from that point to the finish probably took about a month. There were details that needed to be ironed out that took some time, such as selecting the photos and having Paul approve the look I intended to give them.

Designing CD covers rather than albums creates a challenge due to the small area to work with - How did you accomplish this without losing any of the integrity of the art and what the band wanted?

This is something that many people don't understand. Getting the information that once appeared on a 12" canvas to reduce down and fit in a format that's less than 40% of that size is not easy. You cannot solve the cover problem the same way. Since elements are smaller there have to be fewer of them, and they have to be bolder in order to have any impact at all on a store shelf at that small size. My art for RaRO doesn't come across as well at the smaller size. There's a difference between holding a CD in your hand, and having it catch your eye as you walk past in a store. It has to act like a miniature poster. That's why I believe my design for Sonic Boom will be effective.

You have a very impressive list of clients, if you can, can you tell me what work you are most proud of?

Well, since you ask I'll list a few, and provide a few links so that people will understand what I'm talking about. Of course I'm proud of the stuff I've done for KISS, but beyond that there's a long list. Here's a few:
The covers I've done for TIME Magazine
1 2 3 4
The album cover I designed for the Squirrel Nut Zippers (total opposite of KISS!)
Bette Midler's Las Vegas show identity
The
postage I've designed for the US Postal Service
All the fonts I've designed in the last few years under the name
Alphabet Soup...
and the
posters I've designed to celebrate the release of those fonts.

You can visit Michael Doret and his work at http://michaeldoret.com/

KISS SETS OFF SONIC BOOM


by Gary Graff


The self-proclaimed "hottest band in the land" is following the hottest trend in classic rock.
Kiss' new "Sonic Boom" is a three-disc set that mixes new songs and old material with video content at a low price -- in this case, $12. It will be available exclusively at Walmart properties starting on Oct. 6.
"Sonic Boom" includes a full new album, Kiss' first since "Psycho Circus" in 1999. In web site postings, bassist Gene Simmons describes the 11-track set, produced by singer-guitarist Paul Stanley at Conway Recording Studios in Los Angeles, as "the best new record we've done since 'Destroyer.' It is 'Rock And Roll Over' meets 'Love Gun'...If you're a fan of our stuff from about 1977, you'll feel right at home." It's Kiss' first studio album with guitarist Tommy Thayer, and drummer Eric Singer's first since 1997's "Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions."
Accompanying the new material will be a disc of Kiss greatest hits re-recorded by the original lineup and previously available in Japan, as well as a DVD filmed at a concert earlier this year in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The cover was designed by artist Michael Doret, whose previous Kiss credit is 1976's "Rock and Roll Over."Kiss plans to tour extensively to promote "Sonic Boom," but only two dates have been announce so far: Sept. 25 at Detroit's Cobo Hall, where the group recorded its breakthrough "Kiss Alive!" album and portions of "Kiss Alive II;" and a Halloween show at the Voodoo Experience festival in New Orleans City Park.

Monday, August 17, 2009

KISS CD WAL-MART EXCLUSIVE

KISS and Walmart announced today that SONIC BOOM-the band's highly anticipated CD, and its first new material in 11 years-will be sold in the U.S. and Canada exclusively at Walmart, Walmart.com and Sam's Club retail locations beginning October 6. SONIC BOOM, produced by the band's Paul Stanley in Los Angeles, is the centerpiece of a three-disc set that also features a completely re-recorded greatest hits CD as well as a live DVD shot in Argentina during the band's recent, record-breaking KISS ALIVE 35 South American tour. The CD set will retail for $12, with pre-orders starting in September on Walmart.com.

KISS' Gene Simmons says, "SONIC BOOM may be the best new record we've done since Destroyer! It is Rock And Roll Over meets Love Gun. The world's biggest retailer had better get ready for the hottest band in the world and hire more cashiers before October 6th!"

Stanley continues, "Through all of the albums that are considered our classics, we tried to always find ways to give our fans extras that went beyond just the music. Besides our making the best KISS album in decades, Walmart has made it possible for us to include a bonus CD with 15 of our most famous songs and an additional live DVD, shot during our recent concert in Buenos Aires. So in every sense, SONIC BOOM is the ultimate return to classic KISS form. You wanted the best, you got the best!"

Walmart, one of America's largest music retailers, is finalizing its exciting plans now for its in-store and online destinations for KISS fans surrounding the launch of the new album and tour, and will host various KISS products in addition to their music in its stores this fall. More details on Walmart KISS activity, announcements regarding album pre-sales, sweepstakes and KISS appearances will be shared shortly.

KISS "MODERN DAY DELILAH" SAMPLING

KISS TO PLAY COBO ONE LAST TIME

KISS WILL PLAY LEGENDARY ARENA ONE LAST TIME IN DETROIT- WHERE IT STARTED!
One last time, before the walls come down, Cobo Arena will hear a SONIC BOOM...KISS returns with their brand new stage to where it all started, playing the album that started it all...KISS Alive!KISS will perform a special KISS ALIVE 35 show at Detroit Rock City's legendary concert venue, Cobo Arena, on September 25! This historic structure, which is slated for closure, has hosted KISS concerts on numerous occasions, not the least of which was the series of shows that were recorded to become the KISS ALIVE! album. Tracks made famous on KISS ALIVE! - including "Rock and Roll All Nite," "Deuce," "Black Diamond," and "Hotter Than Hell" - are well represented on the greatest hits disc included with SONIC BOOM. The Detroit show, which will live another 35 years in KISStory, goes on sale to the public at 5 pm EDT on August 21 at TICKETMASTER.A KISS ARMY Members-Only ticket presale will take place Wednesday from 10AM - 10PM EDT. KISS ARMY Members will have access to MEMBERS-Only tickets..these are among the best available seats in Cobo Arena.Meet & Greet upgrade packages will also be available.If your membership to the KISS ARMY has expired or you would like to become a premium member of the KISS ARMY to participate in the presale: CLICK HERE NOW.

KISS COBO HALL SHOW COMMERCIAL

KISS' SONIC BOOM - IT'S OFFICIAL! ALBUM & ART DETAILS

KISS
SONIC BOOM CD
Track Listing:
1. MODERN DAY DELILAH
2. RUSSIAN ROULETTE
3. NEVER ENOUGH
4. YES I KNOW (NOBODY'S PERFECT)
5. STAND
6. HOT AND COLD
7. ALL FOR THE GLORY
8. DANGER US
9. I'M AN ANIMAL
10. WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES
11. SAY YEAH
Produced by PAUL STANLEY
Co-produced by Greg Collins
The US & Canadian release of SONIC BOOM is a three-disc set that also features KISS KLASSICS, a 15-track completely re-recorded greatest hits CD, as well as a live DVD shot in Buenos Aires, Argentina during the band's 2009 South American tour. The discs are packaged in a DigiPak along with a 20-page booklet. SONIC BOOM will be available exclusively at Walmart, Walmart.com and Sam's Club retail locations beginning October 6.
DISC 2:
KISS KLASSICS CD Track Listing:1. DEUCE 2. DETROIT ROCK CITY 3. SHOUT IT OUT LOUD 4. HOTTER THAN HELL 5. CALLING DR. LOVE 6. LOVE GUN 7. I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN' YOU 8. HEAVEN'S ON FIRE 9. LICK IT UP 10. I LOVE IT LOUD 11. FOREVER 12. CHRISTINE SIXTEEN 13. DO YOU LOVE ME 14. BLACK DIAMOND 15. ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE
DISC 3:SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR
KISS Bonus Live DVD Track Listing: 1. DEUCE 2. HOTTER THAN HELL 3. C'MON AND LOVE ME 4. WATCHIN' YOU 5. 100,000 YEARS 6. ROCK & ROLL ALL NITE
The Release will retail for $12.99.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

EDDIE TRUNK TALKS ACE, KISS, BRUCE & PETER

EDDIE TRUNK INTERVIEWED
(by Fabio/DeuceNews)

One year later I'm back to you and...what a year had been for KISS fans!KISS new album is around the corner, Ace's Anomaly is like a rocket ready to ride, Bruce's BK3 practically done and..I heard also about a possible new album from Peter!!!!What are your thoughts and expections for KISS, Ace and Bruce highly anticipated new albums?

I think clearly the Kiss album will have the bigggest marketing and name value and the highest profile. All reports are it will be part of an exclusive deal with a major retail outlet here in the USA, something acts like Journey and AC/DC have already done to great success. I have not heard a note of the CD so really no idea what it will sound like. Tommy and Eric are both great players so I have no doubt the musicianship will be solid. Kiss's music over the years has had many turns and directions so it should be interesting to see where they go. I'll have a hard time looking at a Kiss album with the image of Ace and Peter on it though. I just don't get why they don't give Tommy and Eric their own identity, but I will listen with an open mind.
Ace's album I heard and it's solid. Ace is not going to reinvent the wheel.You know what you will get with him and it's pretty much what Kiss/Ace fans will want and love. Straight up no nonsense hard rock. The biggest thing about Ace's album is his vocal. He is singing better than he has in a long time because he's sober. I also advised him on the lead track from the CD and think the first single "Outer Space" is a perfect first single. Listening to BK's album as I type this. Sounds real good and has Gene as a guest. Bruce is a great player but outside of the hard core Kiss fans he is a somewhat under the radar guy. His music doesn't rely so much on the Kiss formula. I think he did the smart thing getting many guests on the album and showcasing his playing. He will have the toughest road selling the CD just because of the lower level of awareness for him outside the Kiss world and in the mainstream.


Have you heard too about a new Rock&roll album from the old Pete?

Peter told me a while ago he had a rock record ready but no idea where thatstands. Kiss fans are loyal to Peter but the music that is most in his heart is not what Kiss fans want to hear, so It's harder for him.

You recently hosted Ace on your radio show, did he mentioned to you of a possible Anomaly European tour?

He wants to tour everywhere he told me. I'm sure it will all come down to where the most interest from promoters is. Like any tour.

Well and what's on your side? What about your projects and business?

I'm still doing two live national radio shows. One on satellite on Sirius/XM and one on FM radio live from New York City and syndicated to others. The way the landscape for radio is in NYC I'm pretty sure my show will be the only outlet for airplay for Kiss, Ace or BK in their hometown, but I'm happy to fill that void for the Kiss fans. I am also now gearing up to shoot the third season of my TV show for VH1 Classic called "That Metal Show". We are booking guests now and have some great stuff lined up. The show has been a big hit and we have all new shows coming in October. My website recently launched a members side and for a small fee you can hear my radio shows and interviews both on audio and video so come see me at http://www.eddietrunk.com/

ACE FREHLEY INTERVIEWED BY CLASSIC ROCK REVISITED

Classic Rock Revisited Editor Jeb Wright interviewed guitarist Ace Frehley on August 13th to discuss his upcoming CD Anomaly. They discussed the new albumin-depth, why it took 20 years to make and how VH1 Classic's Eddie Trunk made Ace change his mind on which song should be released as the first single.

Click Here to listen to the interview

ACE FREHLEY GRAMMY Q&A - SEPTEMBER 12

(from KissFaq)
Ace Frehley will take part in a special Q&A on Monday, Sept. 14 at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, and discuss Anomaly the day before its release.Before an intimate audience of 200 in the Museum's GRAMMY Sound Stage, Ace will have a conversation with Museum Executive Director Robert Santelli about the craftsmanship, production, and guitar work that went into the long-awaited new album.
After the interview, Ace will take questions from the audience and sign copies of the album.The GRAMMY Museum is located on the campus of L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.
The program will being at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the Museum Box Office, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 1.800.745.3000.
For more information on the GRAMMY Museum, click HERE.

ACE FREHLEY ANOMALY NYC LISTENING PARTY


Talkingmetal.com will host the official ACE FREHLEY ANOMALY Listening Party in New York City on Tueday, August 18 at 8PM. If you would like to attend the event, please email your anme, address and telephone number to talkingmetal@yahoo.com . Each person chosen will be notified by email and recieve two tickets. Location will be revealed to those who win tickets.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

KISS TEE SHIRT CONTEST WINNERS




AND THE WINNERS ARE....

Here are the three designs that one the
Design By Humans KISS Tee Shirt Contest.

KISS reached out the KISS Army and the design community to create original KISS artwork and compete for the best prizes around: Cash, KISS merchandise, a Meet & Greet with the band AND the ultimate KISS collectible...a print of their own design autographed by the band.

Fans responded in a big way, producing over 500 original designs in just three weeks!

Thousands of votes and comments later, the designs were presented to KISS. With some insight and input from DesignByHumans, these three designs were chosen as the winners of the KISS 2009 T-Shirt Design Contest.


CLICK HERE to visit the DesignByHumans KISS Page and purchase these great new KISS T-shirts

ACE FREHLEY INTERVIEW / PodKISSt AVAILABLE ONLINE

ACE FREHLEY:
Ace called into PodKISSt in the 21st installment of the online
KISS audio fanzine.
Listen here http://podkisst.com/






ERIC SINGER:
Eric is interviewed at the 3rd Anniversary celebration of the KISS CoffeeHouse in Myrtle Beach on August 3, 2009.
Eric is featured in the 20th installement of the online audio fanzine.
Listen here http://podkisst.com/

BRUCE KULICK COMMENTS ON PASSING OF LES PAUL

Yesterday, Bruce sent me an email with his thoughts of the passing of the Legendary Les Paul who died on Thursday at the age of 94.

Les Paul was a true legend. To be such a unique guitarist, and be the
inventor of multitrack recording, as well as various unique effects
that are such a huge part of the music we love, is a testament to his
importance in the music world. Of course we can never forget his
creation of the solid body electric guitar with his name adorned on
the headstock beneath the Gibson logo! He loved playing music, and
respected all the great musicians that used the instrument he made
iconic. Les, you will be missed but never forgotten. - BRUCE KULICK

Friday, August 14, 2009

ACE FREHLEY AT '09 ROCK & ROLL FANTASY CAMP; TWEETS TAYLOR SWIFT

ACE TO APPEAR AT THIS YEAR'S ROCK AND ROLL FANTASY CAMP
In a press release issued by the Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp:
"Dear Rockstars, I'm very excited to premier our new newsletter and to announce our talent lineup for the November 2009 camps, and I know you’ll be excited to hear the news: MEAT LOAF, JON ANDERSON and ACE FREHLEY have signed on to be our headliners! And, we’ve got more options for you this time around. For the first time in Rock N' Roll Fantasy Camp history, our November Los Angeles camps will come in two sizes: a 3-½ day camp (happening November 12th - 15th) as well as the traditional 5½-day camp (happening November 17th - 22nd).
Both camps will feature an amazing lineup of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp counselor favorites including guitarist icons Elliot Easton (THE CARS), Bruce Kulick (KISS), Share Ross (VIXEN), and Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT). Luminary drummers Kenny Aronoff, Sandy Gennaro (Bo Diddley) and Danny Seraphine (CHICAGO); superstar keyboardist Teddy Andreadis (GUNS N' ROSES) and Rami Jaffee (FOO FIGHTERS / THE WALLFLOWERS) are all returning to lead our camper bands. The counselor lineup will also include Ron Nevison (producer / engineer – THE WHO / ROLLING STONES) and our very own Mark Hudson (producer / songwriter – AEROSMITH). Campers will get to jam with all of our counselors!
To register visit http://www.rockcamp.com/ or call 888.762.2263.

ACE TWEETS TAYLOR SWIFT
(from Examiner.com)
A hilarious prank Taylor Swift played on Keith Urban paid off. Donning an elaborate KISS costume to surprise her tour mate during a Kansas City, Missouri concert caught the attention of KISS band member Ace Frehley.
The guitarist sent Swift a Twitter message for her prank. She writes: "Ace Frehley tweeted me. Oh. My God." Swift then re-Tweets the rocker's message. "saw your prank on YouTube, you looked great in my outfit. ROCK N ROLL!"

ACE FREHLEY:"I'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET THIS ALBUM OUT FOR A LONG TIME"

ACE FREHLEY INTERVIEW WITH MODERN GUITARS

( By Dr. Matthew Warnock/Modern Guitars)
Modern Guitars: Your last solo album was released 20 years ago in 1989. Since then, you've been involved in a number of different projects but have put your solo career on hold for the most part. What inspired you to write and release your new solo CD at this point?

Ace Frehley: I've been trying to get this album out for a long time. We actually started cutting some basic tracks back in the beginning of 2007. I had to put the CD on the backburner when we went out on tour last year, and, of course, producing it myself made it take a lot longer because I'm such a perfectionist. It was picking and choosing the right songs. If you don't come out with a studio album for 20 years, you want to make it special for the fans, and I think I've achieved that at this point. It was also getting it mixed right. In fact, I mixed this record with three separate guys. All the mixes were done fine, but the ones that Marti Frederiksen and Anthony Focx did really hit the mark.

Read the entire interview here at Modern Guitars .

PAUL, ACE & BRUCE COMMENT ON DEATH OF THE LEGENDARY LES PAUL

ACE FREHLEY:
(via Gibson.com)
Photo credit: Kevin Britton

"The music industry has lost a giant! I'm very saddened by the news of Les Paul's passing.I was lucky enough to have known Les as a friend, and admired him as a musician and innovator.He forever changed the way we listen to music."

PAUL STANLEY:
(via the Associated Press)

Said Kiss' Paul Stanley: "The name Les Paul is iconic and is known by aspiring and virtuoso guitar players worldwide. That guitar is the cornerstone of a lot of great music that has been made in the last 50 years."
BRUCE KULICK:
"Les Paul was a true legend. To be such a unique guitarist, and be the
inventor of multitrack recording, as well as various unique effects
that are such a huge part of the music we love, is a testament to his
importance in the music world. Of course we can never forget his
creation of the solid body electric guitar with his name adorned on
the headstock beneath the Gibson logo! He loved playing music, and
respected all the great musicians that used the instrument he made
iconic. Les, you will be missed but never forgotten."


Les Paul passed away Thursday, August 13 in White Plains, NY. Les Paul was not only a musician/guitarist but an inventor who changed the course of music with the electric guitar and multitrack recording and had a string of hits. Les Paul was 94. RIP Les.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

TWO KISS SONG TITLES SURFACE/ACE INKS AUSSIE DEAL

TWO SONG TITLES FROM KISS' NEW ALBUM HAVE SURFACED
(from KissFaq.com)
Though unconfirmed, two possible KISS song titles have surfaced:

"NEVER ENOUGH" (Paul Stanley)
"I'M AN ANIMAL" (Gene Simmons)
Have joined the list of 4 other song titles "Rotten To The Core" "Russian Roulette" "Modern Day Delilah" "Stand."
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ACE FREHLEY INKS AUSSIE DEAL AND WILL GUEST ON "MAD AS A HATTER"
(from Blabbermouth.com)

Ace Frehley will be the featured guest on the "Mad As A Hatter" show tomorrow (Thursday, August 13) at 1:30 p.m. EST. For more information and to listen to the program live via the Internet, go to this location.

Ace has also inked a licensing deal with RIOT! ENTERTIANMENT to release his ANOMALY
in Australia. Ace's new album will be released on his own label, BRONX BORN RECORDS on September 15.
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PAMELA DES BARRES INTERVEWS ACE
Famous Groupie Pamela Des Barres recently interviewed Ace and can be viewed here here
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TICKET INFO FOR ACE'S SHOW AT THE SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL
As previously reported here, Ace will perform at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, California on Saturday, September 12 during the Sunset Strip Music Festival. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here at http://www.ticketweb.com/ .

KISS THE MUSICAL COMING TO VEGAS?

KISS' CARNIVAL OF SOULS
(from antiMusic.com)
KISS The Musical On Tap For Vegas? was a top story for this week. Here it is again: (Blabbermouth) Singapore's The Strait Times reports that Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the legendary rock band KISS will make appearances in a Las Vegas live theatre extravaganza co-produced by Singapore entertainment company Storm Lion.

This was announced on Tuesday (August 11) by Storm Lion and its Los Angeles conference at The Arts House in Old Parliament Lane in Singapore.

Called "Kiss: Carnival Of Souls", the live show is a brainchild of Stanley and Simmons. Set against a dark carnival, the show, named after one of the group's albums, embarks on a journey seeking true love. - more on this story

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

KISS TOUR DATES SURFACING

MONTREAL TICKETS ON SALE AUGUST 29.
BAND TRADEMARKS SONIC BOOM.
Gillet Entertianment has announced KISS will perform in Montreal, QC at the Bell Center on Thursday, October 1, 2009. Tickets will go sale Saturday, August 29. Tickets range from $65 to $125 range. Gillet Entertianment's website is here http://www.geg.ca/en/.
KISS have trademarked SONIC BOOM and registered domains sonicboomkiss.com and sonicboomkiss.net.

Some KISS dates are surfacing Two are tentative and two are confirmed.

Montreal Canada Oct. 1 CONFIRMED
Toronto Canada Oct. 6 TENTATIVE
Philadelphia Oct. 8 RUMORED
New York City Oct. 10 TENTATIVE
New Orleans Oct. 31 CONFIRMED

KISS Getting Closer To Revealing Album Title


(From RockStarWeekly)
The new KISS album due Oct 6, and rumoured to be sold through WalMart, will most likely be part of a package including a re-recording disc (Jigoku Retsuden, orginally released in Japan) and a DVD (possibly the ALIVE35 Down-Under Tour).The rumours still fly about the album's title and the artwork. Two titles that have come into play that are top contenders are 360° and Sonic Boom. Both are registred tradrmarks owned by KISS. Recently the editor of Guitar Player Magazine published a review of 5 KISS new songs and he admitted that the title they had on the studio TV monitors while they were playing the audio files was Sonic Boom. The 360° title comes from a new series of trading cards released by the band next week. Considering how top-secret the whole KISS project seems to be, it might be a better bet to go with Sonic Boom.Neither title has yet been confirmed by the band, but a message on the official KISS website says it will be released shortly.

Monday, August 10, 2009

KISS ARTIST INTERVIEW MICHAEL DORET


INTERVIEW MICHAEL DORET/DEUCE NEWS
By Fabio

Q:I am perfectly aware that such definition is way beyond complete as You are among the best designers around and that your art can be seen everywhere, but…you know, we are so next to the D-Day to see the new KISS album title and cover revealed that….;-)

A:I would like more than anything right now to share with you what I did for the new cover. I am very excited about it because I think it is among the very best of my work. But an agreement is an agreement: I gave my word to Paul that I would not reveal anything before the "official" release of information, and I am a man of my word.
Q:I saw you are selling Limited edition signed silkscreens created to celebrate the release of new fonts from Alphabet Soup Type Founders.Are you planning to do something similar with the new KISS Cover art?
A:Yes. But with the cover art for the new album it will probably be a little different. I first had the idea that I would create large scale limited edition signed prints and then sell them myself. But then I talked with Paul, and he really liked the idea, so now I'll probably be doing them in conjunction with KISS. The idea would be to produce limited edition signed giclées that not only would be signed by me, but by members of KISS as well. Also it looks like we'll also be doing a large scale print of "Rock and Roll Over" to be sold in tandem with the print of the new cover. This also was my idea—to tie the two together, as they are both related. There has been plenty of merchandise with the RARO image, but nothing of any quality in a large size. As the artwork for RARO has disappeared in the sands of time, I have to re-create the artwork digitally, otherwise at the large size of the giclées (hopefully around 25" square) it would look terrible. This is all very tentative as we haven't worked out all the details yet. I will post an article on my blog when the details have been finalized. So keep watching!
To check out Michael Doret's amazing list of clients and fabulous artwork please visit him at

TAYLOR SWIFT PRANKS KEITH URBAN WITH KISS(ES)

Check out Taylor Swift's hilarious prank during Keith's performance of "Kiss A Girl" in Kansas City, MO.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

KISS MONTREAL SHOW ANNOUNCED

MONTREAL KISS DATE
It has been announced and confirmed that KISS will
play the Bell Centre in Montreal on October 1, 2009.
Alongside of the October 31 show at the Voodoo Experience in New Orleans, the Canadian date is the
second date so for for KISS' upcoming
fall tour.
Tickets for the Montreal show go on sale August 15 at noon. Tickets prices
range $65 to $125.
For more information go to:

PETER CRISS RECORDING NEW ALBUM

PETER CRISS RECORDING NEW
ROCK ALBUM:


Peter is making good on a promise he told me in 2007 that his next album will indeed be a rock album.

A departure from his 2007 release, ONE FOR ALL, this new album will be an all out rock and roll record from
the CATMAN.

Peter is now the process of recording, laying down 10 tracks, for the disc which is slated for release April 2010.

Peter is pictured here in front of Colony Records in Times Square, 1976.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

ACE FREHLEY ALUM TO PLAY FESTIVAL AUG. 30 IN NY

ACE FREHLEY ALUM TO PLAY NEWBURGH WATERFRONT FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK: KARL COCHRAN and STEVE WERNER TO PLAY

Hindenberg, “the Ultimate Led Zeppelin Musical Showcase.” The “Led Zeppelin lives on in HINDENBERG, the tri-state area's definitive LedZeppelin music showcase. Featuring Mike McEwan (of A Perfect Tool and Archives) on lead vocals, Felix Hanamann (Zebra) on bass and keyboards, Karl Cochran (Joe Lynn Turner, Ace Frehley Band) on guitar, and Steve “Budgie” Werner (Ace Frehley, Leslie West) on drums, HINDENBERG is much more than just another Zep cover band, it's a full blown Led Zeppelin experience exploding onto the northeast rock n' roll music scene.”

SCEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:
Saturday, Aug. 30:
5 p.m. Catbox (Black Sabbath)
6:30 p.m. Schism (Tool)
8 p.m. Facelift (Alice in Chains)
9 p.m.: Hindenberg, "the Ultimate Led Zeppelin Musical Showcase."

Newburgh Waterfront Festival - The concerts will be held on the main concert stage at the festival on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., (also known as Water Street/Marine Drive).

http://www.cityofnewburgh-ny.gov/

EDITOR's NOTE: I learned that Richie Scarlet maybe playing at this festival too. I will found out tonight, report back with an Interview with Richie Scarlet and confirmation if he will be playing
Newburgh's Waterfront Festival.

ACE FREHLEY TO APPEAR ON 'HARD ROCK NIGHTS'

ACE TO APPEAR ON 'HARD ROCK NIGHTS':

Former KISS guitarist preparing for a new solo record release, Anomaly

Guitar legend Ace Frehley is the special guest on the next edition of Hard Rock Nights, the weekly syndicated radio program. Ace joins JT to talk about the songs on his new upcoming record, Anomaly, guitars and fame. “I always knew I was going to be famous,” Ace admits. “I just wasn’t sure to what extent. I probably would have practiced a little more if I knew how many people I was going to influence.”

In addition to the visit from Ace, JT will spin some of Ace’s best known tracks, both from his solo career and his days with KISS, as well as the brand new single, “Outer Space.”

Hard Rock Nights can be heard on a number of radio stations dedicated to rock and metal. Point your browser to http://hardrocknights.wordpress.com/ affiliates for a complete list of stations and airtimes.

KISS ALIVE 35 PHOTO ALBUM AVAILABLE

I recieved an email from my buddy Fred Vehert from Diamant Noir ©, and he has posted KISS ALIVE 35 photos from California online.

Fred has posted attendance figures from the entire KISS ALIVE 35 tour on his KISS site. They can be viewed at:
http://diamnoir.free.fr/dotclear/index.php/?category/General-english

On July 28, KISS ended their Alive/35 Tour at Paso Robles' California Mid-State Fair. Check out a photo gallery from both the Meet & Greet and the show below:

Photos by Bret Moiseff




ERIC SINGER TO APPEAR ON AVANTASIA CD


ERIC SINGER TO PLAY ON AVANTASIA'S NEW DISC:
(from Blabbermouth)
Acclaimed drummers Eric Singer (KISS, ALICE COOPER, BLACK SABBATH) and Alex Holzwarth (RHAPSODY OF FIRE, ANGRA, SIEGES EVEN) will both appear on the forthcoming album from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project.Commented Tobias: "Eric has played on many tracks [for the upcoming AVANTASIA CD], but we have composed some more. Problem was that now he is busy with KISS, they do a new album and they are on tour, and I couldn't talk him into quitting KISS and getting his priorities straight. [Laughs]"He added, "Alex has been a longtime friend and he's a superb drummer, very different style.
"Eric is your Cozy Powell kind of thunderous rock drummer, Alex's drum work is more nimble and as the remaining songs were quite fast, Alex is a great choice. Both drummers are awesome musicians and great guys. And both are members of my extended family."

Friday, August 7, 2009

PRE-ORDER OFFICIAL KISS BOOK ON FANZINES


KISS Army Worldwide: The Ultimate Fanzine Phenomenom(Hardcover Book)
By Gene Simmons (Introduction)
(from Kissonline)
The new, upcoming book that chronicles the amazing phenomena of the History of KISS Fanzines will soon see the light of day.
We have stories, art and fanzine covers of literally thousands of KISS Fanzines from the early 1970's all the way to the present.
Over 30 years of KISS fanzines.
Though the cover and overall layout are yet to be completely done, you can pre-order your copy HERE.
CLICK HERE TO ORDER

RICHIE SCARLET ROCKS PHILLY TOMORROW NIGHT!


RICHIE SCARLET IS COMING TO ROCK PHILLY!!!
Show Reminder
Saturday August 8
LIVE at theWhiskey Tango
w/special guestsFosterchild
14000 Bustleton Avenue
Philadelphia PA
8 PM
(215)671-9294
Tix $10 @ door

Thursday, August 6, 2009

MESSAGE FROM PAUL STANLEY

MESSAGE FROM PAUL
(from Kissonline)
THIS IS KISS. CLASSIC KISS!

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

ACE FREHLEY INSTRUCTIONAL DVD COMING IN THE FALL

Ace Frehley Talks To Chorus & Verse:
By Matt Mrowicki
On a hazy, hot and humid night in July, Nickelback was celebrating their latest album going double platinum with a killer show in Holmdel, NJ. In the middle of the set, front man Chad Kroeger told the crowd that he had a surprise in store. As Nickelback launched into a cover of AC/DC's "Highway To Hell," the crowd silenced for a moment and then exploded in cheers for the special guest guitarist who had taken his place stage left to play lead. When the song was over, the band looked as excited as the audience to be on stage with one of the true guitar gods of rock and roll.
More at http://www.chorusandverse.com/content.php?id=20090804A

NOTE FROM ACE FREHLEY

ACE & COMPANY TO PLAY SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL/ANOMALY LISTENING PARTIES:

Hey Everybody!!! We're a little over a month away from the release of Anomaly & I just want to thank all of you for the kind support you've given me!!..... From your comments, I'm happy to hear you're enjoying the first single "Outer Space"...... Can't wait to play that track "live" for you in the near future....
My management team is scheduling a few "intimate" warm up shows before the release of the record... Keep checking back here at AceFrehley.com for the latest news & dates... I can tell you that I'll be at The Viper Room in Hollywood, CA on Sat, Sept 12th playing with my band as part of the Sunset Strip Music Festival... I'm told Chris Cornell & KORN will also be performing...You can get tix here ticketweb.com

And because of all of your requests, my label Bronx Born Records will be holding Anomaly listening parties in selected cities starting this week... the first being held this Saturday Aug 8th in Fresno, CA....... again, if you wanna attend & hear Anomaly from start to finish,....... tix will only be available here acefrehley.comWe'll talk soon..... Get some rest.... It's gonna be a CRAZY rest of the year!!!!!HA!!!!!
ACE

BIRTHDAY SURPRISE APPEARENCE OF ACE FREHLEY ON OPIE & ANTHONY:

ACE FREHLEY INTERVIEW WITH ROCKSTAR WEEKLY

(By Dan Savoie)
After more than 20 years, original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is back – and he told us so. Ace sat down with RockStar Weekly to talk about the new album and laying to rest some internet rumors.The spaceman returns to the music world with Anomaly, his first solo CD for his own record label and has recently signed with Vancouver-based management company Chief Music Management, the company that handles the affairs of Hinder and Faber Drive.Ace has been sober for three years and feels great. “I’ve been struggling with sobriety for a long time,” Ace says. “I’ve been lucky, but it’s a day to day battle.”There have also been many internet rumors that Ace hates. One report in 2007 said the guitarist was dead. A couple new ones include a divorce with his wife of more than 30 years and having to stop using his famous smoking guitar (as reported by Rolling Stone). Ace puts those rumors to rest in our interview – click below to listen.He also revealed that he stopped recording his new album last year to tour and show the world that he could still play – a rumor started by Gene Simmons, who has been taking stabs at the spaceman lately.Ace describes the new album as similar to the first couple Ace Frehley albums, although a bit heavier. He also revealed that the iTunes only track The Return of The Space Bear is a track that features commentary from his famous interview with Tom Snyder back in 1979.
Listen to the rest here-http://www.rockstarweekly.com/content/view/645/151/

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

ACE FREHLEY ANOMALY ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT

ACE FREHLEY: ANOMALY- Electronic Press kit
Includes photos from the famous Lakeland, Florida KISS show. The incident inspired Ace to write "SHOCK ME," 12/12/76. The EPK also adds a sneek peek into Ace's cover of Sweet's "Fox On The Run.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

KISS-1973 COVENTRY- "NOTHIN' TO LOSE" - VIDEO

Never brfore seen footage of KISS' Coventry show playing "NOTHIN' TO LOSE"