Wednesday, September 30, 2009

KISS TO APPEAR ON "The LATE SHOW With David Letterman"

According to the site "the Late Night Lineups" http://www.interbridge.com/lineups.html#LS

KISS will appear on "THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN" (CBS) on Oct. 6 @ 11:35 PM & on "JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!" (ABC) Oct. 7 @ 12:05 am

ACE FREHLEY EURO-TOUR DATES / REVISED

29.11.2009: Drammen, Norway
30.11.2009: Stockholm (Debaser), Sweden
02.12.2009: Helsinki (Nosturi), Finland
04.12.2009: Malmö (Kulturbolaget - KB), Sweden
06.12.2009: Gothenburg (Trädgårn), Sweden
08.12.2009: Hamburg (Grosse Freiheit)
09.12.2009: Zeche (Bochum)
11.12.2009: Berlin (Huxleys)
12.12.2009: Frankfurt (Batschkapp)
13.12.2009: München (Tonhalle)
15.12.2009: Luzern (Schüür), Switzerland
16.12.2009: Rijssen (Lucky), Holland
17.12.2009: London (O2 Shepherds Bush Empire), England

KISS "MODERN DAY DELILAH" AUDIO FROM CLEVELAND

KISS PRO-AUDIO OF "MODERN DAY DELILAH" from CLEVELAND'S Q ARENA 09/29/09

ACE FREHLEY WEST HOLLYWOOD SIGNING

(from KNAC.com)
"Anomaly" is the first solo release by Ace Frehley in over 20 years and tonight was the date all Space Ace Fans were waiting for! Best Buy & KNAC.COM had the exclusive first dibs on presenting the new CD to the masses and I'm happy to have represented the station at this In-Store appearance in West Hollywood, CA..in fact KNAC.COM should be the ONLY true station 'Net or otherwise to represent Pure Rock here in town.
(I have the right to be bias because its true!) A great turnout of die-hard
fans in line waiting to get their CD signed by Ace and I want to thank each & every one of them who took time to speak and respond with cheers for me prior to coming inside the store. All ages were represented, from young to old and just a great sight to see.

Also in attendance was long time rock photographer Mark Weiss who was already in town on business and incidently he did all the shots for "Anomaly" as well as the one of me & Ace at the table. So I made a point to hit him up and get his updates.
All in all a lot of work to put this event together but well worth it since the climate in the retail world forces to you be ahead of the curve and create awareness at every turn and we(the fans) all agreed that "Anomaly" is a solid CD and hope there wont be another long wait for the follow up!

ACE FREHLEY EURO-TOUR DATES

ACE has announced the following dates set for Switzerland, Germany & Holland:

December
8 - Hamburg, Germany - Grosse Freiheit
9 - Zeche, Germany - Bochum
11 - Berlin, Germany - Huxleys
12 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
13 - München, Germany - Tonhalle
15 - Luzern, Switzerland - Schüür
16 - Lucky, Holland - tba

As reported earlier, Frehley will perform the US National Anthem this Sunday, October 4th at 12 PM prior to the Kansas City Chiefs game vs. the New York Giants at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

Monday, September 28, 2009

ACE FREHLEY INTERVIEW: SPACEMAN IS BACK ON EARTH... AND HAPPY!



ACE FREHLEY /Sept. 2009 INTERVIEW -
PART ONE: BACK WITH A BLISTERING NEW ALBUM OF HOT GUITAR WORK AND AMAZING SONGS! ACE IS BACK BETTER & BADDER THAN EVER! http://www.acefrehley.com/
By J. Frank Hagan/Photo: Ace at the NJ in-store signing
on Saturday, 2/26/09. Photo: J. Frank Hagan
(Special Thanks to Ace Frehley, Frank Munoz, Kymm
Britton/60 Cycle Media, John Ostronomy, Jessica Anselmo, Gibson Guitars & the Hit Factory Recording Studios, NYC).

Kiss Mask: Congratulations on the success of "ANOMALY." It debuts at #27 on Billboard's Top 200 next week.
Ace Frehley: Thank you. That's my lucky number. Too many weird things have happened-but that's the way my life's story has been (laughs). So it really doesn't surprise me that much.


KM: It doesn't surprise you at all?
AF: It does but it doesn't. I'm still a little in shock over the numbers. My new label (Bronx Born) is #2 on the Indie charts. You know what? After working on the record for twenty years it was all worth the while.


KM: It actually took two years to record, correct?
AF: I started it at the beginning of 2007.

KM: When I hear "ANOMALY," it sounds like the love child to your 1978 solo album.
AF: By design.

KM: Yes. The '78 solo record is the template...
AF: I listen to my fans. I'm making records because I want my fans to like it- this album is for my fans. It's everything everyone has been asking for and I think I delivered. At the beginning, I listened to my (1978) solo record and tried to figure out why everyone cites that as their favorite solo record and I basically used a lot of the same recording techniques. I used some of the same musical textures. I recorded the album the same way. The same mic techniques I learned from Eddie Kramer- all pre-amps, Marshall amps in conjunction with old guitars. I remembered the process. I've got some great engineers to work with. It turned out okay.

KM: It turned out more than okay. There is a lot of personal experience with this new record and I think that makes it more special.
AF: Yeah, I put my heart and soul into this record. It really comes from deep inside. You take a look inside a song, "A Little Below The Angels," and I rewrote that song- that song was done and I rewrote it- all the verses I wrote during the mixing process. I rewrote the lyrics... It just became more honest- more straight forward.


KM: "ANOMALY" flows so nicely.
AF: Yeah. I changed the course. The original verses has a totally different feel. Like "Genghis Kahn" basically was, after the guitar intro, how the song started and ended- the intro, the whole breakdown and the end section turned out later on.


KM: Where did you get the idea for "Genghis Kahn?"
AF: Sometimes when I am writing a song, it's almost like I'm not writing it. It's like someone is beaming into my brain and I can't write the lyrics down on a piece of paper fast enough. It's almost like my brain is a radio receiver and somebody is beaming it into my head. Sometimes it's that easy.


KM: I'd love to hear "A Little Below The Angels" and "Genghis Kahn" live. Actually, you could play the entire record live.
AF: It's funny that you say that. A lot of people were talking to me about a special concert of just the 1978 album. We were talking about it last year. Doing couple of selected shows because of the 30Th Anniversary of the solo albums, but I've been too busy finishing this record and touring. That never happened but somehow do whole first album and this album- that would something special.


KM: There are a lot of references to God and Heaven- does this mean Ace Frehley is going to church on Sundays?
AF: I used to when I was a kid. Not too much lately. I really don't think you have to go to church to communicate with God. But getting sober and that whole experience, was a really religious experience.


KM: Did you do it on your own or did you go to rehab?
AF: I didn't go to rehab, although I've been there before, but this time around I cleaned up on my own. I worked on twelve step programs and therapists and got my head screwed on straight - I was screwed up for so long. The day of release of the album was three years sobriety...


KM: ...Was that planned?
AF: No, it just happened by accident. It wasn't planned. Anyone that knows me will tell you that number 27 ( Ace's birthday is April 27) follows me around wherever I go. For the album to debut on Billboard at #27 is like God playing a trick on me - telling me that He's helping me out.


KM: It's good to see you so good...
AF: It's good to be healthy (followed by Frehley's famous cackle).
KM: Also, congratulations today on Kiss being nominated for induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
AF: Yeah, I heard. That's nice.

KM: That's your band you help start.
AF: I designed the logo, came up with the makeup for my character. Somebody else is wearing it now. Go figure (laughs).

KM: Anton Fig plays drums on most of the album. You both have been friends for over 30 years now. How did you hook up with Anton?
AF: I was trying to find a drummer ('78 solo) for the album and a friend of mine from high school with brought up Anton Fig's name. I was going to set up a meeting and then Eddie Kramer was looking for drummers independently . He called me up and one day goes, "Hey, I heard about this Anton Fig." Immediately I said, "Wow. There's something going on here."

KM: And you guys have been close ever since?
AF: That's exactly what happened with Marti Frederiksen, the guy who mixed the album. I asked a couple of independent people- Who would you get to mix the record? His name came up more than once. So, let me take a meeting with this guy. Marti produced "Fox On The Run," and besides mixing a great album with Anthony Foch, he helped me out on "A Little Below The Angels" he plays organ on. On "Fractured Quantum" he played the bass parts and re-programmed the drums. He also sang background on "Fox On The Run." He's a multi-talented guy. I just saw him last week in LA at a question and answer thing we did at the Grammy Museum - and that was great!

PART TWO WITH ACE FREHLEY: A NEW TOUR IN 2010, KISS, & LIFE IN GENERAL.
For information on all news, tour dates, merchandising go to Ace's offical website-
http://www.acefrehley.com/

Sunday, September 27, 2009

LIVE VIDEO FROM LAST NIGHT'S FINAL COBO SHOW PERFORMANCE

Video courtesy of KISS' OfficialKISSOnline YouTube channel.
The set-list is the same as night #1.

"DETROIT ROCK CITY" from the final performance ever at Detroit's Cobo Hall, 09/26/09 before the landmark arena is demolished.


"MODERN DAY DELILAH" from last night's performance at Cobo Hall, Detroit, 09/26/09.


"LOVE GUN" from last night's performance at Cobo Hall, Detroit, 09/26/09.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

ACE FREHLEY TO GUEST AT 2009 FALL ROCK & ROLL FANTASY CAMP

Hollywood, CA.
Jon Anderson, lead vocalist for Yes, and lead guitarist Ace Frehley, a founding member of KISS, are two of the very special guest stars slated to appear at the November sessions and many of the camp’s favorite counselors will be returning, including Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters), Mark Hudson (producer/songwriter, Aerosmith), Elliot Easton (The Cars), Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty), Danny Seraphine (Chicago), Bruce Kulick (KISS), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne), Share Ross (Vixen) and Teddy Andreadis (Guns ‘n’ Roses). Ron Nevison, producer/engineer for The Who, The Rolling Stones and Lynyrd Skynyrd and KISS will be a guest.
For more info click http://www.rockcamp.com or call 1-888-762-BAND.

KISS COBO SHOW HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO

Video clip of highlights from last night's show at Cobo Hall, Detroit (9/25/09).

ACE FREHLEY SIGNINGS TODAY & TOMORROW

Saturday September 26th @ 1:00pm: Vintage Vinyl - 51 Lafayette Rd - Fords, NJ 08863 http://www.vvinyl.com/

Sunday September 27th @ 1:00pm: Looney Tunes - 31 Brookvale Ave - West Babylon, NY 11704 - http://www.looneytunescds.com/

*NOTE: You'll already need to have purchased "ANOMALY" from either of these retail outlets and have a wristband to gain entry.

KISS "MODERN DAY DELILAH" LIVE DEBUT - VIDEO

Here is fan filmed footage of the debut performance of "Modern Day Delilah."

FOX 2 AND ABC 12 NEWS REPORTS- KISS IN DETROIT ROCK CITY

FOX 2 NEWS:

ABC 12 NEWS:

Friday, September 25, 2009

101 WRIF REPORT FROM DETROIT ROCK CITY - VIDEO

VIDEO FROM DETROIT AT A PUB AND THE "JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!" SEGMENT SHOOT-
"DETROIT ROCK CITY"

COBO NIGHT #1 SET-LIST

SET-LIST & PHOTO/NIGHT #1
DEUCE
STRUTTER
GOT TO CHOOSE
HOTTER THAN HELL
NOTHIN' TO LOSE
C'MON AND LOVE ME
PARASITE
SHE
WATCHIN' YOU
100,000 YEARS
BLACK DIAMOND
ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE

SHOUT IT OUT LOUD
LICK IT UP
I LOVE IT LOUD
MODEN DAY DELILAH
LOVE GUN
DETROIT ROCK CITY

"MODERN DAY DELILAH" 9/24/09 COBO HALL

"MODERN DAY DELILAH" LIVE FROM COBO HALL, DETROIT PRE-SHOW WARM-UP


"DETROIT ROCK CITY" LIVE FROM COBO HALL, DETROIT PRE-SHOW WARM-UP

NEW KISS ALIVE 35 TOUR MERCHANDSIE

FANTASTIC NEW MERCHANDISE FOR KISS ALIVE 35 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

(from Kissonline)
Here are a few of the new KISS ALIVE 35 Tour items, including the special edition collectible KISS COBO Arena event program. This is a limited edition collectors item that will not be reprinted.Click here to order the KISS ALIVE 35 Tour merchandise

KISS KORNERS NOW AT DETROIT AREA WAL-MARTS


KISS KORNERS NOW AT DETROIT AREA WAL-MARTS

JUST IN TIME FOR KICK-OFF OF KISS'
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR AT THE LEGENDARY
COBO HALL

(from Kissonline)

Walmart Detroit area stores now have their KISS KORNERS open and stocked with KISS masks, M&M candies, music, make up, wigs and Mr. Potato Head collector toys to celebrate the band's national tour and first concert tonight in Detroit! Walmarts nationwide will launch KISS Korners on Oct. 6, the day the band's SONIC BOOM album is released exclusively at the chain.

INTERVIEW WITH ERIC SINGER


Kiss and tell: Interview with drummer Eric Singer
By Dan Kane/ NORWICH BULLETIN
GateHouse News Service
The son of a popular Cleveland bandleader, Kiss drummer Eric Singer grew up in the ’70s listening to WMMS and jamming on drums with his neighborhood rocker pals.
He found his career path early.
In 1984, Singer went on tour with hard-rock goddess Lita Ford, and a year later joined Black Sabbath. In 1989, he played drums on Kiss frontman Paul Stanley’s solo tour, which led to an ongoing gig with Kiss. Singer simultaneously has been Alice Cooper’s drummer since 2000, and has played on three Cooper albums to date.
Singer has played with Kiss steadily since 2004, appears on the band’s forthcoming album, “Sonic Boom,” and is on tour with the band.
Singer, 51, was on his way to Detroit for tour rehearsals when he phoned to chat Tuesday afternoon.
Q. Tell me about the preshow ritual of putting on your Kiss makeup.
A. It’s like the calm before the storm, if you will. The four of us get together and it’s like a war room where we’re preparing for battle. We’re sitting there for a couple of hours and there’s always great music. Gene will play deejay a lot of time. He likes to pull out old crazy blues stuff and doo-wop. It’s very eclectic.

PAUL STANLEY & GENE SIMMONS TO APPEAR ON HOWARD STERN

Paul and Gene will appear on Howard Stern on October 6, the relase day of "SONIC BOOM."
"The Howard Stern Show" is broadcast on Howard 100 and 101, two uncensored channels on Sirius XM Radio.

LUCKY FANS GET A KISS PREVIEW

KISS ROCK DETROIT
Over 1500 lucky fans attended a private KISS warm up show at COBO Arena on Thursday. The band previewed their awesome new stage while filming footage for their "Modern Day Delilah" video as well as two songs for an upcoming episode of the Jimmy Kimmel Show. KISS performed "Rock And Roll All Nite", "Modern Day Delilah", "Detroit Rock City", "Got To Choose" and "Shout It Loud."

KISS will appear on Jimmy Kimmel on October 7.
http://www.interbridge.com/lineups.html#JKL &
http://abc.go.com/shows/jimmy-kimmel-live

Thursday, September 24, 2009

ACE FREHLEY SIGNINGS THIS WEEKEND

ACE SIGNINGS THIS WEEKEND:
You better have your wristbands by now. Ace will appear at Vintage Vinyl Records, WRAT & WDHA presents: Saturday September 26th @ 1:00pm: Vintage Vinyl - 51 Lafayette Rd - Fords, NJ 08863 - http://www.vvinyl.com/

Sunday September 27th @ 1:00pm: Looney Tunes - 31 Brookvale Ave - West Babylon, NY 11704 - http://www.looneytunescds.com/


ACE ON MAXIUMUM THRESHOLD:Replay
If you miss the interview you will have the opportunity to hear it in replay mode on the regular weekly edition of Maximum Threshold Radio Show, Saturday night from 8-11pm EST at http://maximumthreshold.net/

ACE ON FOX'S "RED EYE"/ AUDIO: (courtesy KissArmyChannel)

ACE FREHLEY LANDS TOP 30 ON BILLBOARD CHART

‘Anomaly’ #2 on Independent Billboard Chart

LOS ANGELES – The wait is over, and the Spaceman has landed! Ace Frehley’s first solo release in 20 years, Anomaly debuts 27 on the Billboard 200, and #2 on the Independent Billboard chart. Ace also debuts #7 in his hometown of New York.

Anomaly is the fifth solo album from the legendary KISS guitarist, released on Ace’s own Bronx Born Records, with Rocket Science providing a full label service platform. The new album is garnering rave reviews. Associated Press states “ Anomaly shows why Frehley is one of the most influential guitarists in rock history.”

Look for the Spaceman’s super-charged cover of Sweet’s 1975 classic “Fox on the Run” going to radio now.

CALL YOUR LOCAL RADIO STATION TODAY AND REQUEST ACE'S "FOX ON THE RUN!"

KISS READY TO ROCK COBO!

(from Kissonline)
Only one more day until KISS makes a triumph return to the SOLD OUT COBO Arena!! Are you excited yet? Well... wait until you see the new stage! The band ran through a second day of rehearsals Wednesday at COBO. Thursday they shoot the "Modern Day Deliliah" video and then perform a dress rehearsal show at the Arena!

Q&A with Kiss cofounder Paul Stanley

Q&A with Kiss cofounder Paul Stanley
BY BRIAN McCOLLUM/FREE PRESS POP MUSIC WRITER/DETROIT FREE PRESS
Kiss will launch its North American tour with a pair of Cobo Arena shows this weekend, the latest chapters in the long, strong relationship between the band and the town it dubbed Detroit Rock City.

They're the biggest Kiss shows in Detroit since the band opened its 1996 reunion tour at Tiger Stadium.
This time, founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons are joined by guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer as Kiss revs up for the Oct. 6 release of "Sonic Boom."
It's the first Kiss album since 1998's "Psycho Circus," recorded as the reunited lineup was starting to disintegrate. (The band launched a farewell tour in 2000.)
Stanley, who produced "Sonic Boom," recently spoke with the Free Press from his home in Los Angeles.

QUESTION: You've said that Kiss continues to draw young fans into the fold. What's the allure?

ANSWER: At this point, with the legend of Kiss, there really is a sense of a band that has always delivered 100% and tried to deliver more. And there's a young audience that has heard about us and wants to see if that's true. They find out -- deafeningly and blindingly -- that it is. I think it's timeless. The members of Kiss, the iconic figures, are timeless. And that's intriguing.

Read the rest at http://www.freep.com/article/20090924/ENT04/909240317/1035/Ent/Q&A-with-Kiss-cofounder-Paul-Stanley

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

ACE FREHLEY ANOMALY CHART POSITIONS

ACE FREHLEY: THE SPACEMAN IS BACK!
Midnight Update! DEBUTS BILLBOARD AT #27.
ACE TO APPEAR ON FOX "RED EYE" AT 3AM. TAPE ALERT!
I've just returned from New York from interviewing Ace. He is doing great! He looks fantastic!
We'll have an exclusive interview with Ace up online tomorrow.
Meanwhile, ANOMALY is going through the roof and they can't keep the album in the stores fast enough. There will be promo- tour news soon. There will be a second printing of the special vinyl release of ANOMALY.
Here are the ANOMALY chart positions:
#27-Billboard Top 200 (debut) -Ace's 1978 solo album debut was #26.
#01-Amazon Hard Rock
#01-iTUNES Hard Rock
#02-Indie Album Chart (Bronx Born)
#08-Rock Album Charts
#15-Internet Albums

KISS NOMINATED FOR ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME


KISS FINALLY NOMINATED FOR ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
After years of being snubbed by an elite group of 500 musicians and industry professionals, KISS has been nominated for induction. The band has been eligible since 1999. You can become eligible for induction 25 years after the release of your first record.
Congrats to Ace, Gene, Peter and Paul!
Kiss is nominated this year alongside of ABBA, Donna Summer, the Hollies, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Genesis, a total of 12 acts with the top 5 acts with the most votes are inducted. Induction ceremonies will be March 15 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.

ACE FREHLEY'S ANOMALY DEBUTS @ #27

ACE FREHLEY'S ANOMALY DEBUT
ANOMALY will debut at #27 on Billboard's
Top 200 album charts next week.
Ace's incredibly amazing new album cracks
the US Top 30 with the first solo release in 20 years.
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

ACE FREHLEY TAKING ANOMALY TOUR DOWNUNDER


ACE FREHLEY ‘IT’S ACE DOWNUNDER’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR OCTOBER 2009
(from Kiss Army Australia)
*Monday, October 19th MELBOURNE Palace (formerly Metro) 20-30 Bourke Street, Melbourne.

*Tuesday, October 20th Proudly supported by Utopia Records SYDNEY Enmore Theatre 118-132 Enmore Road, Newtown.

*Wednesday, October 21th BRISBANE The Tivoli 52 Costin Street, Fortitude Valley.

Tickets for all shows on sale 9am this Friday 25th September fromwww.redanttouring.com or www.ticketek.com.au or phone Ticketek 132 849For further Australian tour information: www.redanttouring.com.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

KISStory: September 22, 1998 - PSYCHO-CIRCUS

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

KISS ALIVE 35 CONCERT RECORDINGS


KISS Live as instant USB Wristband and 2-CD-Set.
(from Kissonline)
This year on September 25, the KISS ALIVE 35 Tour 2009 will kick off in North America in Detroit. Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer und Eric Singer will celebrate the 35 year history of one of the biggest rock bands of all times on a tour across North America.All shows of the KISS Alive/35 US Tour 2009 will be exclusively recorded by Concert Online.

The audio recording will be available as a USB leather wristband with a KISS metal buckle. An absolute must-have item for every KISS fan!In addition they will be offering an instant live CD set, consisting of 2 CDs in a Collector's Box.USB wristbands and CDs can be purchased right at the venue of each concert!YOUR VERY OWN KISS LIVE EXPERIENCE Concert Online exclusively records each show of the KISS ALIVE 35 Tour in North America. To ensure maximum quality, all tracks are recorded live and are mixed with state-of-the-art recording technology by Concert Online.

USB WRISTBAND:The original leather KISS USB wristband contains the audio recording of the show of your choice in highest MP3 quality (320 kBit/s) and KISS bonus multimedia material. Just plug in your wristband to a USB port on your computer and start the embedded KISS multimedia player to listen to your MP3s and enjoy the bonus features. Of course you can copy your MP3s to your computer, your MP3 player, etc. to listen to KISS ALIVE 35 wherever you want! The wristband can also be used as a standard 1GB USB flash drive.
Read the entire story here-

Monday, September 21, 2009

KISS ARMY TICKET PRE- SALE WEDNESDAY

KISSONLINE PRE-SALE
A KISS ARMY Members-Only ticket pre-sale for 14 of the upcoming KISS Alive 35 shows will be held Wednesday at 10AM (local venue time). Premium KISS ARMY Members will have access to Members-Only tickets...these are among the best available seats in the arenas.Presale starts: Wednesday, September 23 @ 10AM (local venue time)Presale ends: Wednesday, September 23 @ 10PM (local venue time)Meet & Greet and Premium Upgrade Ticket packages will also be available starting Wednesday, only to KISS Army Fanclub members.If you are a Premium KISS ARMY Member: LOGIN 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 Pre-sale: JOIN NOW (Links are to Kissonline).

SHOWS PRE-SALE WEDNESDAY:
November
6 - Chicago, IL - United Center
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

December
1 - Glendale, AZ - Jobing.com Arena
2 - El Paso, TX - Utep
6 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center

SONIC BOOM REVIEW/ TMR ZOO


TMR Music Review: KISS - Sonic Boom
By Bruce Owens
Is it possible for a band to rip their selves off? KISS’ new release Sonic Boom nods to classic KISS in a frightening way. Though they are marketing geniuses KISS has always been on the trailing edge of music trends. Still they tend to get to the party in time to make an impact.
Case in point KISS’ disco anthem “I Was Made for Loving You” was released on the eve of the death of disco. KISS was also late getting to the hairband party. Still KISS was able to wash of their makeup, that is most of it and crank out some great hits.
So now we have the retro resurgence of classic rock. Retro bands Jet, The Killers and Wolfmother are all building huge audiences regurgitating 30 year old riffs.
On the retro band wagon comes KISS. They have come full circle abandoning their heavy metal\hair band days of Animalize and Psycho Circus to once again deliver straight forward hard rock.
Not only have they ravished the KISS catalog they seem to have strip-mined every good idea the band has had since their inception. Gone are the over processed guitars of Bruce Kulick and Vinnie Vincent. Tommy Thayer is delivering a classic Les Paul via Marshall stack sound through his Hughes & Kettner amp.
Read the rest here http://www.tmrzoo.com/?p=4680

KISS MEDIA PHOTO


Here's a photo from last week's KISS TV Media Tour. The photo is from the Los Angeles set where KISS conducted over 20 interviews. Photo by Dean Snowden for KISSonline.

ACE FREHLEY ON CNN

ACE was recently interviewed by CNN's Quinn Brown about his new album ANOMALY. Watch the three minute segment below.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

KISS VIDEO SHOOT IN DETROIT- DETAILS

101 WRIF and Bud Light Golden Wheat are proud to bring you the exclusive KISS private video shoot!!
Keep it locked on WRIF for your chance to win passes to attend an exclusive dress rehearsal with KISS! While at the rehearsal you will be a part of the filming of two individual song segments for ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and the filming of KISS's new music video from their first album in over 12 years.
You can't buy these passes anywhere, you can only win them.
Can't get through on the phone lines? Don't worry you can come out to one of our Bud Light Golden Wheat parties and win them.
http://www.wrif.com/content/2009_09kissrehearsal.asp

Can't get through on the phone lines? Don't worry you can come out to one of our Bud Light Golden Wheat parties and win them.

101 WRIF and Bud Light Golden Wheat KISS Dress Rehearsal Parties
Saturday, September 19th, from 10pm - Midnight Rosie O'Grady's in Ferndale [map]
Monday, September 21st, from 8pm - 10pm 3 Nicks Tap Room in Southgate [map]
Tuesday, September 22nd, from 8pm - 10pm Library Pub in W. Bloomfield [map]
Wednesday, September 23rd, from 8pm - 10pm Pepperbottoms in St. Clair Shores [map]

KISS and Walmart announced that "Sonic Boom" the band's anticipated CD, and it's first new material in 11 years, will be sold exclusively at Walmart beginning October 6th.
Tickets on sale now for Saturday's Cobo Arena performance at all Ticketmaster outlets or at Ticketmaster.com
It's all from Bud Light Golden Wheat and your KISS station in the Motor City....101 WRIF, Everything that Rocks!!!


ACE FREHLEY & ALICE COOPER LIVE IN LA OCT. 28

ACE FREHLEY CO-BILL WITH ALICE COOPER
Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will perform with legendary rocker Alice Cooper on October 28 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. More information will be made available soon.According to Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS, Frehley's new solo album, "Anomaly", is on track to sell between 12,000 and 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release.
Infromation will be available soon.

ALSO
ACE FREHLEY SHOW PLANNED IN MICHIGAN
Kewadin Casino has unveiled several upcoming shows, including former Kiss lead guitarist Ace Frehley.
Interest should be strong, considering Kiss's profile is higher than it's been in decades: a new album,Sonic Boom,has been generating laudatory reviews and an ongoing tour selling out the biggest stadiums, just like it was the '70s again.
Not to mention that Kiss has snubbed Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., which had the third-highest number of votes to try to attract Kiss to their city, in a much ballyhooed "fan-directed tour" online vote earlier this year.
At least fans can trek to the Michigan Sault to see an original member. Frehley was kicked out in 1982 for his drug and alcohol abuse.
He'll play the Dream Makers Theatre Nov. 13. Tickets are US$28.50 and are on sale now, at the Dream Makers box office at Kewadin or online, at kewadin.com .
Hopefully, more shows will be booked soon.

GENE SIMMONS - "THE KING OF CLUBS"

(from M&C.com)
According to Monsters And Critics ,Gene Simmons and Playboy TV have collaborated in reality TV development and come up with a series that features misfit employees, wild dancers and the colorful club-owning Gentile Family, all under the same roof operating a strip club.
Imagine you own a legendary gentlemen’s club and add to that picture your partners are your parents.
The new series "King of Clubs" is the latest half-hour original reality series from Playboy TV that chronicles the "adventures and steamy shenanigans" inside a legendary Las Vegas strip club trying to reinvent itself, according to Playboy.

Read the rest http://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/news/article_1502046.php/Gene-Simmons-and-Playboy-TV-s-King-of-Clubs-begins-Sept-25

12 KISS SHOWS GO ON SALE TODAY


Tickets for 12 KISS Alive 35 concerts (listed below) go on sale today at 10AM (Local Venue Time) at all Ticketmaster outlets or visit the KISS Ticketmaster page.

October
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

Friday, September 18, 2009

GENE SIMMONS & PAUL STANLEY ON DENNIS MILLER

GENE and PAUL were interviewed on the Dennis Miller Show 09/18/09. Here is the sudio:

KISS Alive 35

KISStory - SEPTEMBER 18, 1987 CRAZY NIGHTS

CRAZY NIGHTS was released on this day, September 18, 1987 and became KISS' 14th album. Recorded in June of 1987, the album featured keyboards throughout on a Kiss album for the first time.
The album reached Billboard's Top 200 at #18 with singles "Crazy Crazy Nights" peak at #65 and "Reason To Live at #64 on
Billboard's Yop 100.
The album spawned three videos, one for each single and "Turn On The Night" which was recorded live in Providence, RI.
*The tour began 11/13/87 Mississippi Coliseum - Jackson, MS and
ended 04/04/88 Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Phoenix, AZ.
*The tour also went overseas to Japan -04/16/88 Nagoya Rainbow Hall - Nagoya, Japan to 04/24/88 Yoyogi National Gymnasium - Tokyo, Japan.
*Three additonal shows were added 26/06/88 The Limelight - New York, NY ; 04/07/88 Cheshire Fairgrounds - Manchester, NH & 08/07/88 Halifax Forum- Halifax, NS
*Three club shows- 08/12/88 The Ritz - New York, NY; 08/13/88 The Ritz- New York, NY & 08/16/88 Marquee Club - London, England.
*KISS also joined the MONSTER OF ROCK TOUR with Iron Maiden- 08/20/88 Donington Park- Leicestershire, England to 09/10/88 Festa de l'Unità - Milan, Italy before heading out on their own tour -09/13/88 Le Zenith - Paris, France to 10/04/88 King's Hall- Belfast, Northern Ireland. KISS played a total of 129 shows on the CRAZY NIGHTS tour.

KISStory - SEPTEMBER 18, 1978 - The SOLO ALBUMS

KISS RELEASE 4 SOLO ALBUMS ON THE SAME DAY:
Casablanca Records and KISS did something that was unheard of,
releasing 4 albums from each band-member all on the same day, which had never beenbefore or since. In industry circles, executuves thought Neil Bogart was taking a huge risk in doing so. Four million copies (one of each member) were shipped on the same day. Bogart spent a fortune on promotion from radio, tv, to billboards to print ad- the KISS Solo Albums were everywhere, even renting time on the Times Square Jumbotron and a huge billboard on Sunset Blvd., in Hollywood.
Each album sold in different members with Ace's album selling the most and spawning a top 40 hit at #13 on the Billboard singles chart with "New York Groove." Paul produced his own album which was the most Kiss-like. Gene had a guest list on his record that acted like a guest list to a big Hollywood party and Peter went the furthest away from Kiss music, utilizing his R&B and Jazz influences. Album stats and details follow tv commercial below,


Check out this 1978 tv commercial:


Stats and Album Details:
ACE FREHLEY- Produced by Eddie Kramer & Ace Frehley. Album length- 36:38
Chart Peak Position- U.S.A. #26 (album), #13 (single-"New York Groove").
RIAA (U.S.)Platinum/1,000,000.
PAUL STANLEY- Produced by Paul Stanley. Album length- 35:14
Chart Peak Position- U.S.A. #40 (album), #46 (single- "Hold Me, Touch Me").
RIAA (U.S.)Platinum/1,000,000.
PETER CRISS- Produced by Vini Poncia. Album length- 34:57
Chart Peak Position- U.S.A. #43 (album).
RIAA (U.S.)Platinum/1,000,000.
GENE SIMMONS- Produced by Sean Delaney & Gene Simmons. Album length- 38:58
Chart Peak Position- U.S.A. # 22 (album), #47 (single- "Radioactive").
RIAA (U.S.)Platinum/1,000,000

BRUCE KULICK TO RETURN TO AUSTRALIA

BRUCE KULICK is coming back to Australia armed with his first new solo album in five years – BK3 – and a brand new live show that promises to delve into the depths of material from his twelve year tenure with Kiss and his work in the last thirteen years as a solo artist. BK3 is Kulick’s third solo release, hence the title.

Australian fans will be among the first to hear the album, which will be released ahead of its worldwide debut at the concerts. BK3 features the soaring guitars and signature riffs that Kulick is known for, along with an array of special guests that include former KISS band mates Gene Simmons and Eric Singer, KNACK lead vocalist Doug Fielder, and Nick Simmons (Gene’s son and rising star in his own right) making his vocal recording debut.

Bruce promises the shows will be worth the wait and will feature a plethora of Kiss tunes from the eight albums he recorded with the band between 1984 and 1996. Hits like 'God Gave Rock and Roll To You II', 'Crazy Crazy Nights', 'Forever', and 'Tears Are Falling' will be nestled alongside many rarities never performed live by KISS themselves.

Kulick has become a regular in Australia, first visiting these shores in 1978 as part of MEAT LOAF’s Bat Out Of Hell band, with KISS in 1995, as part of ESP (a side project featuring members of ALICE COOPER’s band, KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE), and several times as a solo artist. Most recently, he conducted a whirlwind guitar clinic tour, hitting four cities during a week in April 2009. For info Kulick.net .
Bruce Tour Dates:

December:
12 - Adelaide, Australia - Fowlers
13 - Sydney, Australia The Gaelic Theatre
14 - Melbourne, Australia - The Corner Hotel
Bruce Grand Funk Railroad Dates:
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

ACE FREHLEY ON ROCKLINE

Ace appeared on Rockline on September 16 and has posted the entire interview online. Legendary Bob Coburn hosts the nationally syndicated program that is heard around the world. Ace discusses several subjects, guitars, recording "ANOMALY" including taking phone calls including one from Peter Criss.
Listen to streaming audio at http://rocklineradio.com/replay/replay.php

Thursday, September 17, 2009

KISS TV MORNING INTERVIEWS PART 2 09/17/09 - AUDIO

KUSI News San Diego 09/17/09.

GOOD DAY LA/FOX Los Angeles 09/17/09

KTLA News Los Angeles 09/17/09

BRUCE KULICK CHECKS WITH AT GRAMMY MUSEUM

BRUCE MEETS ACE (photo by Mark Weiss)
(from Bravewords.com)
Legendary rock guitarist ACE FREHLEY discussed his first new album in 20 years, Anomaly, on September 14th before an intimate audience of 200 in the Grammy Museum's Grammy Sound Stage.


Former KISS guitarist BRUCE KULICK was on hand, and has issued the following: "Monday night I was invited to see Ace Frehley at the Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles. I heard about the new museum, and the idea of a drop party (meaning the "day" the record comes out) for Ace obviously made me excited to attend.
Ace came out the capacity crowd of 200, held in the acoustically perfect theatre to his very loyal and excited fans. He looked great, and during the interview was funny and reflective talking about how his new Anomoly CD.
I enjoyed the songs that were introduced and played through the big JBL system. I especially think that Bob Santelli, the executive director who the evenings interviewer, did a great job picking the songs to discuss. Ace and the team that helped create the CD, answered the questions in regards to the music, lyrics and the inspirations for the songs.
Afterwards, the fans were able to purchase the CD and meet Ace. I was able to get this great pic of us courtesy of Mark Weiss, who has worked with KISS and most recently Ace's new disc artwork. Mark currently has a gallery of his pix on display at the Andaz Hotel, which was the famous Hyatt House on Sunset (WEISSGUYgallery.com).
So that was a fun evening downtown, and I wish Ace his best on his new release. I really enjoyed what I heard, and some stand out tracks for me are 'Fox On The Run' and 'Genghis Khan'.
More news coming on my BK3 release and other events I have attended lately."

KISS TV MORNING INTERVIEWS PART 1 09/17/09 - VIDEO

KISS did a full round of tv interviews this morning.
WGN News/Chicago (09/17/09).


FOX NEWS- FOX AND FRIENDS with Brian Kilmeade (09/17/09).

KISS 3RD ROUND TICKET SALES


PAUL STANLEY announced on LA/FOX today that the LA (Staples Center)and Anaheim (Honda Center)shows will go on sale September 26
including the shows listed below.
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

ACE FREHLEY BEST BUY IN-STORE SIGNING - VIDEO

Ace Frehley took part in a signing session yesterday (Tuesday, September 15) at Best Buy in West Hollywood, California. Watch fan-filmed video footage of his appearance below-

CLIP #2:

CLIP #1:

KISS PERFORMANCE TO BROADCAST ON NATIONAL TV

GENE SIMMONS' recently told Billboard magazine the first night of their tour would be broadcast on network tv- the only thing we can think of is that their first night at COBO HALL in Detroit will broadcast to the Jay Leno Show on September 25, 2009. Unless, KISS have something else up their sleeves.
Originally, KISS was listed as a guest performer for September 22, but with the first night of the tour on Friday night instead of Tuesday night, we'll bet they'll be on Leno Friday night... Stay tuned!
Jay Leno appears on the NBC network at 10pm nightly.

KISS TV APPEARENCES THIS MORNING 9/17/09

KISS will do over 20 Television (in full make-up and stage gear)interviews on Thursday (09/17/09) morning, including the following, which will air live.All times are EASTERN.
8:30-8:45AM CNN - AMERICAN MORNINGS (did not appear due to breaking news)
8:45-9:00AM FOX NEWS - FOX AND FRIENDS
9:10-9:15AM WEAR PENSACOLA
9:20-9:30AM FOX 2 THIS MORNING - WJBK DETROIT
9:30-9:35AM FOX MORNING BUZZ - KMSP MINNEAPOLIS
9:35-9:40AM NEWS10 SACRAMENTO
9:40-9:50AM GOOD DAY PHILADELPHIA WTFX PHILADELPHIA
9:50-10:00AM WGN Morning News WGN CHICAGO
10:15-10:20AM THE DAILY BUZZ
10:40-10:50AM KUSI SAN DIEGO
11:35-11:40AM Good Day LA - KTTV LA

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

GENE SIMMONS TALKS TO BILLBOARD

GENE SIMMONS TALKS NEW KISS 'SONIC BOOM'
KISS TO FILM MODERN DAY DELILAH VIDEO IN DETROIT
by Gary Graff
(from Billboard)
Gene Simmons says Kiss fans can expect "new outfits, a brand new stage and millions more (dollars) put into it" when the group begins its Kiss Alive 35 tour to promote "Sonic Boom," its first new album in 11 years, on Sept. 25 in Detroit.

Simmons says a portion of Kiss' opening night show will be broadcast live on network TV, though he won't offer specifics. "I don't want to spell it out," he explains. "The different evening shows have policies, and they're jealous of each other." The group will also be filming a video for "Sonic Boom's" first single, "Modern Day Delilah," in Detroit as well as footage for online exclusives and, according to Simmons, an eventual DVD release. Meanwhile, the A&E channel, which airs the weekly "Gene Simmons Family Jewels," will be broadcasting "Kissteria," a documentary shot earlier this year during the Kiss' tour of Australia and New Zealand, which runs through Dec. 6 in Dallas.
More >>

"SONIC BOOM" REVIEWED

CLASSIC METAL REVISTED REVIEWS "SONIC BOOM"
(from classicmetalrevisted.com)
I wasn’t too keen on writing a review for “Sonic Boom.” The last time I reviewed a Kiss studio album (“Psycho Circus”) it went all wrong, dreadfully wrong! It is because of that farce that I was desperate for Kiss to not call it a day with that album being their final studio recording (“Nothing Can Keep Me From ‘Puking’ On You,” from the “Detroit Rock City OST,” and “Do You Remember Rock And Roll Radio,” from the Ramones Tribute, don’t count even if the latter is an excellent recording). What was wrong with “Psycho Circus?” Musically, little, I still like the songs that I liked then, and despise the ones that I didn’t. It’s simply a matter of what it represented, the falling apart of the band within and fakery, rather than the ghost players (which isn’t particularly surprising). I also hated the merchandising tie-in which seemed to be more important than anything else, even if it was stupid (IMO). Whatever, ten years later Paul Stanley decided that Kiss would make a new studio album. I fell to my knees and offered thanks. For nothing else, “Psycho Circus” will not be the final Kiss album. Thank you.
Read the rest here http://classicmetalrevisited.com/index.php?itemid=116

THE RETURN OF THE SPACEMAN

NRK INTERVIEWS ACE FREHLEY
By Roy Hilmar Svendsenroy.hilmar.svendsen@nrk.no

NRK: Congratulations on your new album, «Anomaly». The day is finally here, after 20 years. How does it feel?
ACE: It feels wonderful! It’s been a lot of long hours in the studio, some nervous moments when I couldn’t find someone right to mix the album, frustrations and all that. But that’s behind me now. I’m very happy with the end result, and I’m thrilled. I’m very excited about unleashing it to the world today.

NRK: Some of the songs really took me by surprise. «A Little Below The Angels» and «It's A Great Life» doesn't sound like anything you've ever put out on record before. What’s the story behind those two?
ACE: It’s me growing as a songwriter and producer, and letting people hear a different side of me. I’m very glad I was able to do that. If I was still a member of Kiss, I wouldn’t be able to break into that territory. That was one of the reasons I left the band, because I wasn’t feeling fulfilled creatively and needed to move forward with my own stuff.

NRK: It seems like you're in a much happier place now than, say, 15 years ago?
ACE: Yeah, that’s definitely true. It should be no surprise to anybody, as I’ve been sober for three years today. That has really greatly enhanced my life and allowed me to be more creative and more focused. It’s to everybody’s benefit, but the one who benefits the most from that, is me (laughs).
Read the rest at http://www.nrk.no/musikk/1.6777682

"ANOMALY" CHART POSITIONS

ACE FREHLEY AT #1
ACE FREHLEY'S
"ANOMALY"is at No. 36
(with a bullet) this morning on Amazon's Best-Sellers category
and is at No.1 this morning in the Hard Rock/Metal category.
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
Order at Amazon-
And to order your autogrpahed copy go to-http://www.acefrehley.com/store/

NEW BAND KISS PHOTO

Here is the brand new photo of KISS for their KISS ALIVE/35 North American Tour:



KISStory- SEPTEMBER 16, 1985


KISS' ASYLUM was released on this day, September 16,
1985. RIAA Certified:Platinum.
Produced by Paul Stanley & Gene Simmons
Single:"Tears Are Falling" (shot in Great Britian)
Videos:"Tears Are Falling"; "Who Wants To Be Lonely" and "UH! All Night"

Track Listing:
"King of the Mountain"
"Any Way You Slice It"
"Who Wants to Be Lonely"
"Trial By Fire"
"I'm Alive"
"Love's a Deadly Weapon"
"Tears Are Falling"
"Secretly Cruel"
"Radar for Love"
"Uh! All Night"
The ASYLUM tour with, 91 shows performed, began at Barton Coliseum- Little Rock, AR. on November 29, 1985 and ended December 4, 1986 at Civic Arena- Pittsburgh, PA.
KISS added their version of The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again" to their set-list which still plays on the PA before very KISS show.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

ACE FREHLEY "ANOMALY" OUT TODAY!

THE WAIT IS OVER!
Ace's ong awaited solo album in 20
years see's the light of day today!
Track lisiting:
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
Producer:Ace Frehley
Marti Frederiksen:"Fox On The Run"
Ace Frehley - lead vocals, lead guitar, bass
Anthony Esposito - bass
Anton Fig - drums, percussion
Derrek Hawkins - rhythm guitar
Scot Coogan - drums, percussion
Marti Frederiksen - keyboards, bass, rhythm guitar
Recorded: 2007–2009 in Frehley's Home Studio, Westchester County, NY; Schoolhouse Studios, New York City, NY

Monday, September 14, 2009

KISS TO PREFORM ON THE JAY LENO SHOW

KISS TO MAKE A RARE TV PERFORMANCE ON THE "JAY LENO SHOW" -September 22, 2009 at 10PM (EST) NBC
It makes real sense and a great way to see KISS in a live primetime performance and what better way to do- than Jay- the new primetime Jay Leno Show- which debuts tonight at 10PM (est) on NBC. KISS and Jay have history together, having done skit together when KISS was on the 1997-97 Alive/Worlwide Tour when they multiple nights at the LA Forum. Jay also interviewed the band on track "KISS Tells All" for "You Wanted the Best, You Got the Best," released June 25, 1996. - J. Frank Hagan

(thanks to NightwingKen/KFS & thefutoncritic.com)
Episode Information: NBC Network/NBC Hi-Def
Air date: 09/22/09 Tuesday 10:00PM - 11:00PM (est)
Guests: Pee Wee Herman, Actress and SNL regular, Amy Pohler. In a special performance KISS will team up the L.A. Chamber Orchestra In a Packed Erisode Of "THE JAY LENO SHOW"
Visit Jay's official site at http://www.thejaylenoshow.com/

KISS ARMY PRE-SALE WEDNESDAY

12 SHOWS SET FOR ON SALE:
There will be a KISS ARMY Members-Only ticket pre-sale for 12 of the upcoming KISS Alive 35 shows. The pre-sale take place on Wednesday beginning at 10AM (local venue time), with the exception of KISS' Sunrise, FL show, which goes on sale On Weds. at noon. Premium KISS ARMY Members will have access to Members-Only tickets...these are among the best available seats in the arenas.
Presale starts: Wednesday, September 16 @ 10AM (local venue time)
Presale ends: Wednesday, September 16 @ 10PM (local venue time)
Meet & Greet and Premium Upgrade Ticket packages will also be available starting Wednesday, only to KISS Army Fanclub members.
If you are a Premium KISS ARMY Member: LOGIN WEDNESDAY 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 Pre-sale: JOIN NOW
SHOWS IN THE NEXT ROUND OF KISS ARMY PRE-SALES, MEET & GREETS & GENERAL SALE:
MON, OCT. 19, 2009 -PENSACOLA, FL CIVIC CENTER
WED, OCT 21, 2009 -TAMPA, FL ST PETER TIMES FORUM
THU, OCT 22, 2009 -SUNRISE, FL BANK ATLANTIC CTR
SAT, OCT 24, 2009 -BIRMINGHAM, AL BJCC
MON, OCT 26, 2009 -ATLANTA, GA PHILIPS ARENA
WEDS, OCT 28, 2009-NASHVILLE, TN TD GARDEN
THU, OCT 29, 2009 -LITTLE ROCK, AR VERIZON ARENA
SAT, NOV 7, 2009 -MINNEAPOLIS, MN TARGET CENTER
MON, NOV 9, 2009 -WINNIPEG, MB MTS CENTER
TUE, NOV 10, 2009 -SASKATOON, SK CREDIT UNION CENTRE
FRI, NOV 27, 2009 -SAN DIEGO, CA SPORTS ARENA
FRI, DEC 4, 2009 -AUSTIN, TX FRANK ERWIN CENTER

ACE FREHLEY:COUNTDOWN IS COMING ON...


ACE'S ANOMALY TO RELEASE TOMORROW! SEPTEMBER 15 IS ONE DAY AWAY!
The wait is finally over!! Ace's long awaited solo album, ANOMALY, will be out in stores and playing
in fan's heads tomorrow.
There are 3 different type releases. There is the
standard release as well as the Best Buy version with silver stock (similar to Kiss' Double Platinum)
and the Wal-Mart version which will feature an Ace
removable tattoo.
You can also order an autographed copy of ANOMALY via Ace's website. There are different types of versions/bundles you can order -Visit Ace's store online at http://www.acefrehley.com/store/
for details.


OHSAWA WANTS ANOTHER KISS

OSHAWA WANTS A SECOND KISS
(from theStar.com)
Carmen Chai
Staff Reporter
An Oshawa city councillor says he's tapping in to his list of contacts to try to secure an additional KISS performance after tickets for the band's October show sold out within minutes.

Councillor Robert Lutczyk is making calls "first thing" today following a weekend of watching residents line up for days for tickets only to leave empty-handed.


"It's the first on my to-do list, making calls on my network that I've developed just to see. It might be difficult, but it's very possible," Lutczyk said.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

PAUL STANLEY & LOUIS ANTONELLI RECIEVE TELLY AWARDS

(from paulstanley.com)
by Jill Cataldo
During an exhibition of his artwork on Saturday, Paul Stanley was honored with a surprise award ceremony at Wentworth Gallery in Schaumburg, Illinois. Paul's concert film "One Live KISS" was selected as a Telly Award winner earlier this summer, and during Paul's art VIP reception, director and producer Louis Antonelli personally presented Paul with his Telly Award statuette and certificate.
"Several years ago... Paul and I embarked on making a motion picture together, and that picture has been considered a classic. We have been honored by being selected to win a 2009 Classic Gold Telly Award," said Antonelli. He added, "This is Paul's first time seeing [the awards,] and I think he's just an amazing artist and an amazing man. The opportunity to make this film with him and present him with these awards means the world to me, and to share it with him, of course, is an honor.""That's a great surprise!" Stanley said, admiring the dual statuettes, adding, "Awesome... we did it!"Producers Paul Stanley & Louis Antonelli both received the Classic Gold Telly Awards, which are presented to film & video productions that are considered to be the finest in the 30 year history of the Telly Awards.Founded in 1978, the Telly is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV programs, as well as the finest video and film productions. The 30th Annual Telly Awards received over 14,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents>

PETER CRISS RECORDING NEW ALBUM

PETER CRISS WORKING ON NEW RECORD
(Kiss Mask Webzine)
As previously reported here, in an exclusive Kiss Mask interview with ex-Frehley's Comet guitarist andvocalist Richie Scarlet, Peter Criss is recording a new album.
In an interview I did with Peter last summer to promote his album, One For All, he revealed to me that his next album would be a rock album.
Appearently, Peter has been recording and recorded
tracks during the month of July. The yet untitled
album is expected for release April 2010.
Check out Peter's website-
Here's an excerpt from Richie's interview on Peter's new album-
Q: What do you think of Kiss recording a new record?
A: If you wanna' go back to the original Kiss - I was with Peter Criss almost two weeks ago. I just cut ten tracks on bass. Angel, his original bass player had all the guitars done. So, I came down, did bass on ten tracks for his new album which is going to be released in April 2010. It's a great rock and roll record. I can't tell you how much fun we had for three days. It's kind of ironic going from Ace to Peter - the two rebels of Kiss. They were the attitude of Kiss.

KISS - SUNRISE, FLORIDA TICKET INFO

KISS SUNRISE FLORIDA TICKET & SHOW DETAILS:
Event details: Kiss & Buckcherry
Date:10/22/09
Venue:Bank Atlantic Center (map)
Ticket URL:http://www.ticketmaster.com/KISS-tickets/artist/735455
Event URL:http://www.ticketmaster.com/KISS-tickets/artist/735455
Start Time:
7:00PM
93 ROCK welcomes Kiss & Buckcherry to the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Thursday October 22nd.Tickets On Sale Friday September 18th At 10am At All Ticketmaster Locations & Online HERE!

ACE FREHLEY LIVE AT VIPER ROOM - AUDIO

ACE playing "Getaway" at the Viper Room in Hollywood, CA., on September 12, 2009-

ACE and SLASH playing "Shock Me" at the Viper Room in Hollywood, CA., on September
12, 2009-

ACE FREHLEY LIVE AT THE VIPER ROOM

(from KissFaq.com)
Loud. Electric. Hot. Fun. Exciting. And loud.
In a night that was perhaps in some ways reminiscent of his KISS’ days at Coventry circa 1973, Ace Frehley played an “intimate” concert at the Viper Room in Los Angeles on Saturday evening as part of the Sunset Strip Music Festival.
Ace turned in a compact energy-filled hour and change set, filled with KISS classics, a pair of 1978 Ace solo album gems and songs from his forthcoming album, Anomaly. Ace’s playing was solid and fluid throughout and he was ever the jokester on this night, tossing in a few laughs for good measure.
Following an introduction from comedian George Lopez (of all people), Ace and band -- Scot Coogan on drums, Anthony Esposito on bass and Derrek Hawkins on rhythm guitar -- ripped into a fiery rendition of “Parasite.” Saddled with his new custom Les Paul -- featuring trademark lighting inlays, a headstock emblazoned with the Anomaly album art, and a sapphire blue finish -- Ace and band thundered away at this KISS classic with a renewed fervor. Barely coming up for air, the band then launched into “Deuce.” In a club setting marked by a capacity crowd of 250 standing-room only people, this song combination was a lethal one-two punch.
“Fucking L.A....the Sunset Strip,” exclaimed Ace, before announcing the “new single from my new album Anomaly.” Ace segued into “Outer Space” -- with its drop D tuning the track sounded even heavier live. Hawkins supplied slide guitar to match the studio track and for the solo there would be no backwards effect, but a roaring Frehley solo nonetheless.
“I haven’t played a place this small in awhile,” said Ace. “I like the intimacy....I don’t do it anymore but this song is about cocaine.” The band tore into “Snow Blind,” with Ace supplying some sinister feedback before proceeding into the song’s final verse.
Up next was the second Anomaly track of the night, “Sister,” which was loud and powerful. “Is it loud enough? Cause I can turn it up...” cackled Ace after the song.
Taking the mic from behind his drum kit, Coogan supplied the vocals for the Dressed To Kill classic, “Getaway.” Ace seemed comfortable in the background on this tune, playing a complimentary role in supplying the rhythm guitars and his solo.
A final 1978 solo album song, “Speedin’ Back To My Baby,” was next with Ace turning in more ripping guitar work. The sound was thick and heavy with his trusted Les Paul and Marshall amplifier combination.
Story time: “I saw the new KISS costumes the other day,” revealed Ace. “Tommy Thayer had lighting bolts running all down his leg....I wonder where he got that fucking idea from????” quipped Ace, motioning down to his own pants that featured his trademark lighting bolts running up and down the leg, and his guitar strap with patented lighting bolt.
“Do something original...” said Ace. ”Here’s something original....’Shock Me.’”
Ace switched guitars for his signature tune, breaking out his original Les Paul model. Following the song, the band went into the Alive II jam before Ace let loose his guitar solo. The solo was both familiar and new, with Ace turning in his trademarked Aceisms but also mixing in new runs. One thing is certain, his playing has not been this precise and vigorous in years, as Ace ran up and down the fretboard with ease and conviction. He then gave way to his patented smoke bomb pickup effect while eliciting feedback wails drenched in delay.
“Still smokin’,” laughed Ace, as he then launched into “Rocket Ride.” With the curtains closing, the audience roared and did not want the evening to end just yet. Returning after a few minutes, Ace, in between a sip of Ginger Ale, announced, “Thank you....I love L.A.\
“I’m really excited about my new record....” And with that, the band charged into the instrumental “Space Bear.” Full of power chords and riffs, the song featured some electric interplay between Ace and Hawkins.
Coogan returned to vocal duties for “Love Gun,” an “oldie but goodie” as Ace put it. A definite crowd pleaser, Ace was on target once again with his lead work.
Announcing that the evening had to come to a close, Ace brought up a special guest to help end the fun. Slash of Guns N’ Roses fame -- and a guitarist always up for a jam -- came to the stage to join in for “Cold Gin.” (A gentleman, Ace was nice enough to lend him one of his signature Les Pauls.) This had all the makings of a fun jam with Ace supplying the vocals and a triple-guitar attack. Ace and Slash traded pentatonic-fueled leads on the outro tag, and just when you thought it was over, the band segued into the finale of “Black Diamond,” before ending on a final A-power chord crescendo.
All in all, a night merging the past with the present, and one marked by anticipation -- with Anomaly being released this coming Tuesday; excitement -- Ace Frehley playing a rollicking hour-plus set in a club setting; and celebration -- Ace is now three years sober and playing at the top of his game.
Set-List:
Parasite /Deuce /Outer Space /Snow Blind /Sister /Getaway (Coogan vox) /Speedin’ Back To My Baby /Shock Me /Ace guitar solo /Rocket Ride /Space Bear /Love Gun (Coogan vox) /Cold Gin (with special guest Slash) /Black Diamond outro

Saturday, September 12, 2009

OSHAWA LOVES KISS WITH A SELL-OUT

OSHAWA LOVES KISS!
(Kiss Mask Webzine)
As soon as tickets went on sale at 10am this morning for KISS at the General Motors Centre, the show
sold out immediately.
Oshawa was at the centerpiece of
controversy when the Canadian city won the KISS/DEMAND IT! contest
with the most votes counted on the first ever fan routed tour. When the
tour dates were announced on Sunday
August 23, no date was present for Oshawa. After much press, mostly negative, surrounding Kiss leaving Oshawa off it's itinerary, a date was quickly added for October 7 (the day after SONIC BOOM is released)at the 6,500 seat General Motors Centre.