Friday, January 29, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

BRUCE KULICK'S KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY FOR CAT CLUB


Bruce Kulick will be playing The Cat Club in Los Angeles for his “BK3” album release party this coming Monday, Feb. 1st. It has been confirmed Nick Simmons will perform with Bruce, and extended family members are expected to be in attendance.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

KISS APPEARENCE ON "WETTEN, DASS" CONFIMRED

KISS APPEARANCE ON 'WETTEN, DASS' CONFIRMED
KISSONLINE
KISS will appear live on the German TV Show, 'Wetten, Dass...?' ('Wanna Bet?') on February 27. 'Wetten, dass..?' is the most successful television show in Europe! The entertainment show regularly draws over 50% of all German-speaking viewers. KISS will perform on the show to promote the Sonic Boom album and their upcoming Sonic Boom Over Europe Tour.

The KISS PROMO TOUR of EUROPE SAGA CONTINUES...

THE KISS CATALOG FILES SUIT OVER VINTAGE KISS PHOTO BOOK

(Associated Press)
DETROIT — You gotta file a lawsuit in Detroit Rock City.
A company that controls photos and posters of the rock group Kiss is suing to stop the online sale of a book with pictures of the performers.
Kiss Catalog Ltd. says trademarks are being violated by a book titled "Vintage Kiss Photos: 1974-1981." The lawsuit names Marc Scallatino of Blackwood, N.J., and photographer Janet Macoska of Cleveland.
Kiss Catalog, based in New York, is asking a judge to shut down vintagekissphotos.com and order the pair to surrender any books with photos of Kiss members.
E-mail and phone messages seeking comment were left Tuesday with Scallatino and Macoska.
The lawsuit was filed last week in federal court in Detroit, where part of the 1975 Kiss album "Alive!" was recorded at Cobo Arena.
© Copyright 2010 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

ACE FREHLEY U.S. DATES - MARCH 2010



We have 3 U.S. dates for Ace Frehley's upcoming ANOMALY TOUR:

3/19 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Casino Wolf Den

3/20 Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues

3/21 NY, NY @ Nokia Times Square


Tickets will be available through http://www.ticketmaster.com/ .
Go to http://www.acefrehley.com/ for tour updates.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

KISS ON WALL STREET AT NYSE YESTERDAY - VIDEO

KISS ringing the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange.

KISS on Fox Business Channel with Dr. Pepper CEO.

Monday, January 25, 2010

ACE FREHLEY SHOW IN ATLANTIC CITY TIX INFO


Ace Frehley is bringing his ANAMOLY tour for the US. First show to go on sale is his March 20, 2010 show at the House of Blues at the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City. Tickets on sale through Ticketmaster on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 12:00 Noon.
Go to www.ticketmaster.com for ticket info and how you can sign up for Ace Frehley Tour Alerts.
Ace's new DVD series, BEHIND THE PLAYER, is available now at all fine retailers and online at AMAZON.COM at http://www.amazon.com/Behind-Player-Ace-Frehley/dp/B002XTXGCA/ref=acefrehley-20?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1261419929&sr=8-1

KISS TO RING NYSE BELL TODAY

KISS AND DAVID NAUGHTON TO RING CLOSING BELL TODAY AT NYSE!

Watch a live webcast of The Closing Bell at 3:59 p.m. ET on January 25, 2010. The archive will be available shortly after the event.

Legendary Rock Band KISS and “I’m a Pepper” Ad Icon David Naughton Ring The Closing Bell® at the New York Stock Exchange with Dr Pepper Snapple Group CEO Larry Young

On Monday, January 25, legendary rock band KISS and “I’m a Pepper” ad icon David Naughton are teaming up with Dr Pepper Snapple Group CEO Larry Young to ring The Closing Bell® at the New York Stock Exchange in celebration of the 125th Anniversary of Dr Pepper – America’s oldest major soft drink.

Gene Simmons, a.k.a. “Dr Love” and star of the current “Trust Me, I’m a Doctor” ad campaign, will also be featured with all of his KISS band mates in an upcoming Super Bowl ad for Dr Pepper Cherry. Naughton, star of the classic Dr Pepper commercials and the 1981 film An American Werewolf in London, is ranked by AOL.com as one of the “Top 25 Ad Icons of All Time.”In addition to ringing the NYSE Closing Bell, Dr Pepper also has a special anniversary surprise planned that no one will want to miss.

Monday, January 25, 2010NYSE Security Checkpoint at Exchange & Broad Streets 3:30 pm Media escorted into the building for bell ringing/photo opps 4 pm–4:30 pm The Closing Bell rings followed by additional photo opps.

A live webcast of The Opening Bell (beginning at 9:29 a.m.) and of The Closing Bell (beginning at 3:59 p.m.) will be available on the homepage of nyse.com.

KISS EUROPE PROMO-TOUR IN FEBRUARY

Rumors are running the Internet that Kiss will do a promo tour of Europe in February for their European tour which will begin in May 1 in Sheffield, UK.
At one particular television show sees the band playing "Say Yeah" and "I Was Made For Lovin' You." Stay tuned!

BRUCE KULICK'S 'BK3' - Review


Review

BRUCE KULICK UNLEASHES STELLAR ALBUM WITH BK3
Bruce Kulick:BK3 (release date February 2, 2010)
Produced by Jeremy Rubolino
Co-Produced by Bruce Kulick
Twenty Four Records/Rocket Science/60 Cycle Media
http://www.kulick.net/

Bruce Kulick is poised to release his best work and without any question, one of the best new rock albums of the year. Opening track "Fate" kicks off with Bruce and John Corabi (Motley Crue, Union) teaming once again with powerful rock, riffs, clever lyrics and prowl.

Gene Simmons guests with his vocal appearance on "Ain't Gonna' Die" with his deep, doubled vocals, Brent Fritz's animalistic drumming along with Bruce's leads and are quick and clever.
BK3 is a striking album of well written songs and supreme musicianship.


"No Friend of Mine"sees a 3/4 Union reunion with Kulick, Corabi and Fritz. A nice balance of Corabi's vocals, Bruce's technical skills and Brent's drumming must be played at your volumes highest level. . There is a feeling of elements that remind the listener to Bruce's day's with Kiss. Bruce's classic work from Revenge and Carnival of Souls comes to mind immediately.


"Hand Of The King," the lead single, sees Nick Simmons taking the lead singing on this track. The apple does not fall far from the tree as Nick unleashes his deep voice and prowl.
Bruce, always a laid back kind of guy, with his vocals shining in this well crafted, on the softer side of "Final Mile," a well written melodic ballad.


Toto's axeman, Steve Lukather trades lead off with Bruce on the instrumental, "Between The Lines," into a blistering frenzy. "Dirty Girl" is well put together power pop, toe tapping song with radio friendly vocals and rich guitars.

Produced by Jeremy Rubolino with Bruce co-producing, have created an album of well produced proportions. Those who have come to appreciate Bruce's playing whether with Kiss, Union or his current gig with Grand Funk Railroad will agree this is set far above and beyond the bar.


Masterful playing whether it's melodic ballad to heavy guitars, to pop, to an album full of searing guitar leads BK3, is going to be the "go-to" CD not only for Kiss/Union fans, but infecting an entire rock audience. - Frank Hagan, Kiss Mask Webzine
BK3 releases next Tuesday, February, 2.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

BRUCE'S SHOW NEXT MONDAY WITH "AMAZING SPECIAL GUESTS!"


BRUCE LIVE IN WEST HOLLYWOOD!
"There are going to be some amazing special guests at the Cat Club next Monday night! We can't say, so just be there!"
Bruce Kulick will celebrate the premire his new album, BK3, with a live show at The Cat Club on Monday, February 1, 2010.
Bruce Kulick and Friends will play a live set
with the show beginning at 7pm.
It's undetermined who Bruce's special guests will be, but this IS THE SHOW to be at!
Bruce's amazing new album is pure guitar driven rock and roll that is one of the best albums to kick off the year and the one to watch.
Bruce's long awaited album will be available at
Best Buy and numerous retailers on Tuesday,
February 2, 2010.
The Cat Club is loacted at 8911 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, Ca. (310) 657-0888
Visit Bruce's web-site at http://www.kulick.net/

Saturday, January 23, 2010

ACE FREHLEY IN OZ


Ace's Australian tour ready to kick off this Monday.
Tour dates:

Feb 1, 2010: Perth, Metro Fremantle

Feb 4, 2010: Adelaide, HQ

Feb 5, 2010: Melbourne, Palace

Feb 7, 2010: Sydney, Enmore

Feb 8, 2010: Brisbane, Tivoli
Ace's DVD BEHIND THE MUSIC chronicling
his professional career as one of rock and roll's most influential guitarist is now available at music retailers. You can order it here at Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/Behind-Player-Ace-Frehley/dp/B002XTXGCA/ref=acefrehley-20?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1261419929&sr=8-1

BRUCE KULICK & FRIENDS LIVE CD PARTY IN WEST HOLLYWOOD!


BRUCE LIVE IN WEST HOLLYWOOD!
Bruce Kulick will celebrate the premire his new album, BK3, with a live show at The Cat Club on Monday February 1, 2010.
Bruce Kulick and Friends will play a live set
with the show beginning at 7pm.
It's undetermined who Bruce's special guests will be, but this IS THE SHOW to be at!
Bruce's amazing new album is pure guitar driven rock and roll that is one of the best albums to kick off the year and the one to watch.
Bruce's long awaited album will be available at
Best Buy and numerous locations on Tuesday,
February 2, 2010.
The Cat Club is loacted at 8911 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, Ca. (310) 657-0888
Visit Bruce's web-site at www.kulick.net

Friday, January 22, 2010

BRUCE KULICK'S 'HAND OF THE KING' AVAILABLE DOWNLOAD


'HAND OF THE KING' NOW AVAILABLE FOR DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
- KULICK.net 01.12.10 -


"Hand Of The King" (featuring Nick Simmons on vocals) is available NOW at the following online digital retailers: iTunes, Amazon, Amie Street, Emusic, Lala, Napster, Rhapsody, Shockhound, Thinkindie, Walmart.com and Zune!

Unfortunately, "Hand Of The King" is only available as a digital download in North America."Although 'Hand Of The King' marks Nick's debut as a recording artist, he was a natural behind the microphone," says Kulick. "His lyrics are based on his passion for the dark imagery of the graphic novel world. The combination of vivid lyrics and brooding guitar riffs, against Nick's powerful vocal performance, absolutely resulted in one of my favorite tracks on BK3."And don't forget, you can pre-order the full BK3 CD on Amazon too!

BK3 will be released February 2nd on Twenty 4 Records /Rocket Science Ventures.

ACE FREHLEY:BEHIND THE PLAYER TRAILER

ACE FREHLEY'S "BEHIND THE PLAYER" DVD IS IN STORES NOW.

PAUL STANLEY "ONE LIVE KISS" ON THE BIG SCREEN

(from PaulStanley.com)
The Chicago International Movies and Music Festival 2010 Proudly presents Paul Stanley 'One Live KISS' on the big screen!
Hailed as an stunning classic by audiences & critics alike upon it's release in 2008 by Universal Pictures/Ume/New Door Records - 'One Live KISS' is a unique, personal, and intimate concert film featuring the legendary Paul Stanley of super group KISS & directed by acclaimed filmmaker Louis Antonelli is back as it was meant to be experienced - Larger than life on the big screen!! - in shattering multi-channel digital theater concert sound!!
One show only on Saturday, March 6th @ 3:00 pm (doors open @ 2:00 pm - arrive early * special audience prize giveaways planned!) After the screening of 'One Live KISS' CIMM fest '10 will host an in person Q&A with producer/director Louis Antonelli, and other special guests!
Lincoln Hall (across from the historic biograph theater)2424 North Lincoln AvenueChicago, IL 60614 usa Tickets are limited - online pre- purchase recommended Visit the CIMM FEST 2010 website for advance tickets and further information about 'One Live KISS' plus all of the exciting events scheduled for this year's festival - March 4th - 7th , 2010 in Chicago!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

BRUCE KULICK INTERVIEW: BK3


BRUCE KULICK: BK3
Interview by J. Frank Hagan
(Thanks to Bruce Kulick and Kymm Britton)

Kiss Mask: Hey Bruce. Happy New Year!
Bruce Kulick: Thanks!

KM: How was your mini-tour of Australia?
BK: I had a great time. I love the fans there and the guys I played with are very talented. We had a great 20 song set. A lot of Kiss classics, a couple of my solo record tracks and one of the songs that John (Corabi) does on BK3 called "No Friend of Mine." I was very satisfied.

KM: I'm very excited about BK3.
BK: You've actually heard it?

KM: Yes. It's reminiscent to Revenge and Carnival of Souls.
BK: I'll take that as a compliment.

KM: It is a compliment. Was that your plan to create an album comparable to those albums you obviously had strong input on? Going back to that heavier sound?
BK: Once Jeremy Rubulino, my producer, got involved, our goal for this to be the best of me. We really didn't know right away of all the special guests that we had.
We know the best of what I did with Kiss certainly Revenge and arguably Carnival of Souls is up there. If you love that record, you can thank me, if you hate it, don't blame me. That was the direction they wanted to go. Speaking specifically of the Revenge record which was very focused.
I walked out of the mixes of that album feeling this is amazing! This is 99.9% satisfying and that's what I wanted BK3 to be and I felt like I accomplished that.

KM: It took you three years to get this record, BK3, to complete?
BK: Actually I started writing in 2003. But I'd rather count more of the recording process which took three years. Quite a few turns, step on the gas, and turn the other way when Gene (Simmons) got involved. The he offered Nick (Simmons) to sing a song ("Hand of the King"- the lead single) and the fact Jeremy and I really clicked well with Nick. The fact that the song we thought Gene would get involved with was now available to somebody else and we need a kick ass singer for this. I got drummer Tobias (Sammet) whom Eric (Singer) introduced me to.

The next thing I know, I'm talking to Steve Lukather (for the instrumental "Between The Lines" and who appeared on Peter Criss' 1978 solo and 1980's "Out of Control.") at lunch because he helps me with the studio the famous Kenny Aronoff offered the band. The next thing I know, Jeremy's telling me, "You gotta' ask Gene to be on one song." And I'm like what? Gene scares the hell out of me. He's a monster (laughs). I'm quite pleased with the results. I couldn't have predicted it that way.

KM: I love how Gene's voice is layered on "Ain't Gonna' Die," a real ass kicker.
BK: Gene loves to double himself although the verses were an octave lower. At first he thought he would do something introspective, but then he liked the idea . You how TMZ picks at celebrities- you get the last laugh? The lyrics are very tongue and cheek with that kind of attitude.

KM: What was it like working in the studio with Gene again?
BK: Wonderful. It was exciting. I know it was kind of a dream for Jeremy. He knew the guys for a long time but never worked with them. He's actually related to Bob Ezrin, so he met Gene and Paul when he was young. He me Neil (Bogart) when he was probably 14 or 15. So here we are years later.
It didn't take long at all. We actually wrote the lyrics in the studio. Gene's biggest point of view about the drumming was Brent Fritz (UNION). It could have been Eric but he wasn't available at the time, he was out with Alice Cooper. He really wanted Brent to play like Keith Moon. The drums are quite intense. They're almost over the top. Very cool performance.

KM: I love the opening track "Fate." Great riff. I hear subtle lyrics of titles of Kiss songs. Is that your homage to your days with Kiss?
BK: Yeah. I purposely in some Kiss references. I wanted the song to be a timeline of me being in the band. Hold up a second. I have the lyrics here.

KM: I don't have them on my CD.
BK: No you wouldn't Let me indulge in a second. Okay.
Get up/roll them out/let 'em have it/shout it out
Like you start your day, you know what you've gotta' do your best, you're a rock star.
Work hard/stand guard/keep your chin up/you're a star
Clever word play. My role in Kiss.
Sit straight/never late/love,hate/checkmate
You know you do your job. Checkmate was thrown in there 'cause I liked the way it sounded (laughs)
Sunshine/primetime/now I think I'm goin' blind
The sunshine would be that I have an amazing gig here- Now I think I'm goin' blind because it's overwhelming.
You thrill me/you fulfill me/got to choose me
Thinking about my relationship with my fans. I break it down in the chorus-
I'll still fly/with or without you/I can't be erased/I won't walk in any one's shadow/I'm gonna' play the hands of fate
Saying it's something I really miss, I'm still valid, I'm still taking my path in life.
Rock hard/bodyguard/laser beam/war machine
What a shame/It's a crime/colorblind/I'm paralyzed

I'm kinda' talking about that I'm not going to be in the band anymore, poetically speaking.
Hardcore/what's the score/get me off/gimme more
Just a lot of fun word play.
You need me/you need me/you confuse me/you can't refuse me
Trying to be positive about it. Just having some fun with Kiss titles and I'm saying 'Here I am and I mean business'

KM: There are a lot of different musical elements on BK3- Soft, heavy, power rock, but yet very cohesive. "Dirty Girl" is a great power pop rock song.
BK: It's a catchy tune. I think Doug (Fieger) did a really good job with that.

KM: I've always loved the Knack. How did you hook up with Doug?
BK: That's the Fantasy Camp connection. We got to talking. Beatles, music, we really hit it off and I have a lot of respect for him When Jeremy and I had the track, we thought who's a powerful pop rock singer? Doug immediately came to mind. I backed him up on "My Sharona" and "Good Girls Don't" and it was a lot of fun playing those songs with him. He did a really great job and I'm proud to have him on the record.

KM: The last time I interviewed you was right before the 1995 Kiss Convention tour and you have the same enthusiasm talking about BK3 as you did when talking about Carnival of Souls. That was a very personal record for you, was it not?
BK: Here's a situation- we're doing the Convention tour and I think Kiss is a little lost at the time. Revenge didn't do as well as we had hoped even though I think it's a killer record. MTV was very specific about the UNPLUGGED show and they wanted to have the reunion. Gene and Paul realized Ace and Peter wanted to do a reunion- go on tour and do a reunion. They started to talk about it. This is all behind the scenes yet we were committed to do the record. I think it was titled Head at the time. We were committed to studio time. The record company put up the money and I was calling Gene. I think what sidetracked him was that they were trying to figure out if they could really pull off a reunion tour with Ace and Peter. I'm thinking, I'm the guitarist in the band that's been writing for the past three years- Why aren't we recording our next record? This decision for Gene and Paul to make since they couldn't guarantee down the road what would happen with Ace and Peter- we moved forward, carry on and do the record.
It wasn't until 3/4 through when everything was really committed. They knew what they were gonna' do and knowing what they were gonna' do meant finish the record... The gave Eric and I January of that year, they would move on and do that. I was really excited about that record and the were doing it to keep all the eggs in one basket because what if Ace and Peter decided this isn't going to work, we can still have Kiss and move forward.
It was an interesting position to be in and I understand on a business level how it had to go down that way. The record was done and it couldn't be released.

KM: Did you have any inkling that the Reunion tour was going to happen?
BK: No, because they weren't acting very friendly at all to each other.

KM: I have a question from Kiss Mask reader, Kevin Conrad of Glenville, NY. Kevin asks- It almost seems there was a gag order concerning any questions about Carnival of Souls being put forth to any band member. I remember very little being addressed to you and Eric after the split with the band. I seem to recall one comment from Paul stating he was in "a very dark place." Any truth to that statement and how do you feel about the treatment that album go being you had a huge part in the development and sound of that record?
BK: It was a terrible time for me. I was real proud that I contributed to the record whether a little or a lot. "Jungle" was the single, alot of that Paul and wrote. Gene and Paul did a little bit of press for it. I do remember Paul saying some things like that and I think he was referring to making a dark record but I really don't know know personally that Paul was going through a dark period.




I'll take credit if you like it but don't blame me if you don't. They absolutely hate that record. They wanted to do a heavier record than Revenge. They brought in a co-producer (Toby Wright) who worked with Alice In Chains, kinda' like dark, heroin kind of music. I don't think our record is as dark as an Alice In Chains album. I think there is some really cool stuff on there. I know Paul does not really like the record.

KM: It's kind of the same with (Music From) The Elder.
BK: Yeah. They distance themselves from that too and there's some brilliant stuff on that,

KM: You've stated before in the press you were relieved when you weren't asked to come in Kiss after Ace left. What would you have said or done if they had ?
BK: I don't know. My only concern was that I didn't like what happened to Eric Singer- He was in the band, then he was out...

KM: When Peter rejoined.
BK: Right. Everything worked fine for him in the end. If I would have left Grand Funk, which is a great gig for me and suddenly Ace is back in the band, that would have been really bad for me.

KM: Best of luck with BK3! Thanks Bruce.
BK: Thanks. Take care.



Wednesday, January 20, 2010

BRUCE KULICK TRAILER ON BK3

BRUCE talks about BK3 which releases on February 2, 2010.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAUL!


A very special birthday shout out to PAUL STANLEY.

Paul turns 58 today!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

GENE SIMMONS & DAVID LEE ROTH VOICEOVERS FOR "THE WOLFMAN"

(By David Bentley/Coventry Telegraph.net)
PUERTO RICAN actor Benicio Del Toro's strong, intense features have led him towards many dark and tragic roles, the latest being the lead in the remake of The Wolfman, released on February 12.

But the character's spine-chilling howl comes from somewhere else together.

Rock stars Gene Simmons - lead singer of Kiss - and David Lee Roth - frontman of Van Halen - were among the many people who came in to the studio to provide animalistic sound effects for the film.

Director Joe Johnston explained that the creature's blood-curdling ululations weren't as simple to achieve as you might expect.

He told BoxOffice they had listened to the baying sounds of werewolves in other films but thought most sounded phoney.
Read the rest here:http://blogs.coventrytelegraph.net/thegeekfiles/2010/01/kiss-and-van-halen-rockers-pro.html

ACE FREHLEY DVD IN STORES TODAY!!

Ace Frehley Official has released this trailer for the upcoming release of "Behind The Player" DVD which is released today via Sony Red, IMV and Rocket Science.

Monday, January 18, 2010

KISS ADDS BUDAPEST SHOW

KISS is excited to add a Budapest, Hungary show to their 2010 Sonic Boom Over Europe Tour! The Budapest show will take place on Friday, May 28 at the Papp Laszlo Budapest Sport Arena.
A KISS Army ticket pre-sale will take place this Tuesday, January 19.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

PAUL STANLEY DONATES PAINTING TO ARTS FOR LEARNING

PAUL DONATES ART FOR ART
(Courtesy Linda/Kiss Fan Site)
Paul Stanley of Kiss has donated one of his latest paintings titled Miami Sunset to benefit Arts for Learning. The painting was unveiled Friday at the W South Beach during a cocktail reception for the 36th annual Miami Beach Festival of the Arts. All proceeds generated from the online auction at www.biddingforgood.com/artsforlearningmiami will benefit the after-school arts programs of Arts for Learning. The auction winner will also receive an invitation for two to an exclusive private dinner event with Stanley at the Diplomat Hotel in March, courtesy of the Wentworth gallery. Bidding on Miami Sunset, which is valued at $50,000, will begin at $15,000.

Friday, January 15, 2010

BRUCE KULICK: "BK3"




BRUCE KULICK UNLEASHES STELLAR ALBUM WITH BK3

Bruce Kulick:BK3 (release date February 2, 2010)


Produced by Jeremy Rubolino

Co-Produced by Bruce Kulick


Twenty Four Records/Rocket Science/60 Cycle Media




Bruce Kulick is poised to release his best work and without any question, one of the best new rock albums of the year. Opening track "Fate" kicks off with Bruce and John Corabi (Motley Crue, Union) teaming once again with powerful rock, riffs, clever lyrics and prowl.
Gene Simmons guests with his vocal appearance on "Ain't Gonna' Die" with his deep, doubled vocals, Brent Fritz's animalistic drumming along with Bruce's leads and are quick and clever.


BK3 is a striking album of well written songs and supreme musicianship. "No Friend of Mine"
sees a 3/4 Union reunion with Kulick, Corabi and Fritz. A nice balance of Corabi's vocals, Bruce's technical skills and Brent's drumming must be played at your volumes highest level. . There is a feeling of elements that remind the listener to Bruce's day's with Kiss. Bruce's classic work from Revenge and Carnival of Souls comes to mind immediately. "Hand Of The King," the lead single, sees Nick Simmons taking the lead singing on this track. The apple does not fall far from the tree as Nick unleashes his deep voice and prowl.

Bruce, always a laid back kind of guy, with his vocals shining in this well crafted, on the softer side of "Final Mile," a well written melodic ballad. Toto's axeman, Steve Lukather trades lead off with Bruce on the instrumental, "Between The Lines," into a blistering frenzy. "Dirty Girl" is well put together power pop, toe tapping song with radio friendly vocals and rich guitars.
Produced by Jeremy Rubolino with Bruce co-producing, have created an album of well produced proportions. Those who have come to appreciate Bruce's playing whether with Kiss, Union or his current gig with Grand Funk Railroad will agree this is set far above and beyond the bar. Masterful playing whether it's melodic ballad to heavy guitars, to pop, to an album full of searing guitar leads BK3, is going to be the "go-to" CD not only for Kiss/Union fans, but infecting an entire rock audience. - Frank Hagan, Kiss Mask Webzine
BK3 releases next Tuesday, February, 25.

KISS ATTEND LA'S CITY OF HOPE BENEFIT

KISS MAKE $300,000 DONATION
(from Kissonline)
Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer attended the City of Hope 2009 Spirit of Life Gala benefit that raised $9 million dollars for the cancer research center.

AEG President and CEO Tim Leiweke received the City of Hope 2009 Spirit of Life Award at the event. A portion of the proceeds from a number of AEG tours, including KISS, are donated to the research and treatment center. KISS donated $300,000 from tickets sold on their KISS ALIVE 35 US tour.

More than 1,700 people attended the dinner including Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Laker Magic Johnson and entertainment luminaries from the music and movie industries.

The Gala was part of the festivities surrounding lighting ceremonies for downtown Los Angeles' new 54-story JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Tower at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles, California.
Pictured:Paul Stanley and his lovely wife, Erin(L);Gene Simmons and the beautiful Miss Shannon Tweed(R). Photos courtesy of Wire Image.

SIGNED KISS/MICHAEL DORET LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

HAND SIGNED FINE ART FROM KISS & MICHAEL DORET: LIMITED TO 250! HOT NEW COLLECTIBLE!




Hand Signed KISS Limited Edition Print By Michael Doret

SONIC BOOM is signed by Paul, Gene, Tommy, Eric and Michael Doret.

ROCK AND ROLL OVER is signed by Paul, Gene and Michael Doret.

The cover art of both "Sonic Boom" and "Rock And Roll Over" are available now as prints hand signed by both the artist and the members of KISS in a fine art edition print that are printed in a limited run of 250.

These prints are created from digitized graphics and are the most faithful incarnations you will ever see of this art - and you will never again see the color reproduced with more clarity and intensity.

The printed images are oversized at 20" square and printed on 25" square "Museo Textured Rag" digital Watercolor paper. These are archival prints and will show no visible signs of fading for 100+ years under reasonable lighting situations. Each print is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist. There is a more detailed close up image at the top of this page.

ORDER - Signed Limited Edition Sonic Boom Fine Art Print

ORDER - Signed Limited Edition Rock And Roll Over Fine Art Print



Thursday, January 14, 2010

5 YEAR OLD DRUMS "MODERN DAY DELILAH"

5-year-old Logan (Robot) as Eric Singer - Halloween 2009 - playing along to KISS - MODERN DAY DELILAH! This kid is AMAZING!!

GENE, ERIC, TOMMY TO ATTEND 2010 NAMM SHOW

Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer will each make appearances at the 2010 NAMM show in Anaheim on Saturday, January, 17.

Gene Simmons will be at the CORT USA/Westheimer booth #4458 at noon. Gene will take photos but will not be signing autographs.

Tommy Thayer will be at the Hughes & Kettner booth #6555 for an exclusive poster signing session at 2pm.

Eric Singer will be signing autographs at the Zildjian Cymbals booth at 2 PM.

Attendance at the NAMM trade show is restricted to companies who make, buy, and/or sell musical instruments and products.


GENE SIMMONS TO DEFEND AGAINST FALSE ALLEGATIONS

GENE SIMMONS TO AGGRESSIVELY DEFEND AGAINST FALSE ALLEGATIONS
(from GeneSimmons.com)
Barry E. Mallen, an attorney at the law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, is representing Gene Simmons against a complaint filed on December 24, 2009 by Nathaniel Marlowe and Cynthia Manzo arising out of an alleged assault Marlowe and Manzo contend took place the afternoon of December 19, 2009 at the Grove shopping complex in Los Angeles. Mallen described the Complaint filed by Marlowe and Manzo as "opportunistic" and "riddled with distortions and false accusations." The complaint stems from events which occurred after Gene Simmons, Shannon Tweed, his partner of 26 years, and their seventeen year old daughter, Sophie, exited the movie theater at the Grove complex and were accosted by the thin, tall, tattooed Marlowe, who jumped at them and started yelling in their faces. While Simmons and his family attempted to walk away from their pursuer, Marlowe repeatedly converged upon them, while screaming and aiming a small electronic device at them.

Simmons asked the aggressor to keep his distance, but undeterred, the agitated Marlowe continued to approach Simmons while moving closer to Simmons' minor daughter. When Marlowe approached Simmons' daughter for the second time, Simmons, fearing for Sophie's safety, placed himself between his daughter and Marlowe, grabbed the device out of Marlowe's hand and moved Marlowe aside so his family could reach their car. Marlowe's companion, Cynthia Manzo, joined him in the traumatic incident that ruined the Simmons' family outing.

Simmons is appalled that people who attacked his family are suing him, claiming personal injuries, loss of consortium, and citing "emotional distress," when none of those charges are true. According to Mallen, "we look forward to meeting these charges in the court room and proving them false."

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

ACE FREHLEY:"I THOUGHT (PSYCHO-CIRCUS) WAS GOING TO BE A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT"

by Thomas S. Orwat Jr./Rock Music Star
Photo:Marshall for Kiss Mask.
Ace Frehley in Cleveland, Nov. '09.
RockMusicStar: First of all, I want to congratulate you on your new CD, from what I heard of it, it's absolutely mind-blowing and this is coming from a life long KISS fan. You’re back and I absolutely love it. I’m sure you’re getting that response from your fans.

Ace Frehley: I put my heart and soul into this record. I started tracking in 2007, it’s been a long process, in the middle of writing, in the middle of recording; I decided to do a tour in 2008. I went over to Europe twice and Canada then came back, finished it up and went out to L.A. to mix it. It’s everything I wanted it to be and more.

RMS: Did you have any goal to try to recapture the vibe that you had on your 1st solo record?AF: Yeah, absolutely. I re-examined that record and try to recapture some of the feeling and musical textures and the vibe of that record. I try to get into the same mindset.

RMS: When are you going to hit the road to support this? Do you have any plans yet?

AF: I believe we’re hitting the road beginning of October.

RMS: Wow, that soon.

AF: Yeah.

RMS: It must have been a mixed blessing that KISS is releasing their new record right around the time you are. You’re definitely benefiting from all the hype and they’re benefiting from the hype of your CD as well. You would have to be pretty happy about that?

AF: It’s not something I think about much at all. I announced this record a couple of years ago. They announced their record sometime this year. Is there a coincidence why they’re coming out at the same time? I have no idea and it’s not something I really think much about. There’s going to be the obvious comparisons. I leave that up to the fans to make the comparisons.

KISS "SONIC BOOM" GOLD AWARD SNEEK PEEK


Kissonline offered this sneek peek:

Check out the KISS SONIC BOOM framed gold award from KISS licensee Photo File. The award should be available at retail outlets in early February.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

KISS ADDS BARCELONA, SPAIN SHOW DATE

According to http://www.ltinews.net/ Spain, Kiss has a new date, June 24, for Barcelona, Spain. Kiss kicks off their 31 date Sonic Boom Over Europe tour May 1, 2010 at the Sheffield Arena in Sheffiled, UK. There is rumor that a 2nd show at London's Wembley Arena is in the works. Kiss plays Wembley Arena on May 13.
Tickets for Barcelona can be purchased here at http://www.ticketmaster.es/. Tickets will go on sale next Tuesday, January 19th.
Thanks to Santy Pradas/KISS FOREVER SPAIN http://www.kissforever-spain.com/web.html
KISS EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:
May 07 – Dublin, Ireland @ O2 Arena
May 09 – Glasgow, UK @ SECC
May 10 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
May 11 – Birmingham, UK @ LG Arena
May 13 – London, UK @ Wembley Arena
May 16 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
May 17 – Geneva, Switzerland @ Geneva Arena
May 18 – Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum
May 20 – Vienna, Austria @ Stadhalle
May 21 – Ostrava, Czech Republic @ CEZ Arena
May 23 – Prague, Czech Republic @ O2 Arena
May 26 – Berlin, Germany @ O2 World
May 27 – Leipzig, Germany @ Leipzig Arena
May 29 – Bratislava, Slovakia @ Bratislava Stadium
May 31 – Hamburg, Germany @ Colorline Arena
Jun. 01 – Oberhausen, Germany @ Koenig Pilsner Arena
Jun. 08 – Trondheim, Norway @ Lerkandal Open Site
Jun. 10 – Tampere, Finland @ Sauna Rock
Jun. 12 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Stockholm Stadium
Jun. 13 – Malmo, Sweden @ Malmo Stadium
Jun. 14 – Oslo, Norway @ Valhall
Jun. 16 – Aalborg, Denmark @ Gigantium
Jun. 18 – Arnhem, Holland @ Gelredome
Jun. 20 – Clisson, France @ Hellfest
Jun. 22 – Madrid, Spain @ Palacio de los Deportes
Jun. 24 - Barcelona, Spain @ Palau Sant Jordi * NEW DATE ADDED
Jun. 25 – Vitoria, Spain @ Azkena Rock Festival
Jun. 27 – Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting

GENE SIMMONS & PAUL STANLEY:KISS ALBUMS BOOMS & BUSTS

By Matt Silk
(from Something For The Weekend/The Sun/UK)
SONIC BOOMS
Gene and Paul's memories of some classic Kiss albums:
KISS (1974) - Gene: I no longer had to work for a living. I went on salary, I became the richest person in the world. Not only was I in a band, doing everything I wanted - I was getting $75 a week! Favourite track: Deuce.
DRESSED TO KILL (1975) - Gene: It was produced by Neil Bogart, our record company president, who couldn’t produce. We started attracting lots of groupies around this time. Mostly, I remember lots of girls. Favourite track: "Two Timer"
HOTTER THAN HELL (1974) - Paul: Difficult second album? No, we were all piss and vinegar - "If you didn't like the first album, here's another!" We were releasing them every eight months. Favourite track: Hotter Than Hell.
DRESSED TO KILL (1975) - Gene: It was produced by Neil Bogart, our record company president, who couldn't produce. We started attracting lots of groupies. Mostly, I remember lots of girls. Favourite track: Two Timer.
ALIVE! (1975) - Paul: A sonic souvenir of the live show. Was it enhanced? You bet! Who wants to hear a guitar string break every time they put on a song? One week it was gold, the next platinum. Our rollercoaster ride had begun.
DESTROYER (1976) - Gene: A coming of age, or perhaps just a coming. (Renowned producer) Bob Ezrin kicked us in the butt and made us do a record we couldn't do on our own. They were our songs and performances, but he brought it out of us. Favourite track: God Of Thunder.
ROCK AND ROLL OVER (1976) - Paul: Many said Destroyer wasn't raunchy enough for them. So we decided to go back to something a little more basic. It's a great album but, sonically, the songs didn't sound like they should have. Favourite track: I Want You.
LOVE GUN (1977) - Gene: Eddie Kramer produced but he was more an engineer so we took more control for this one. Ace and Peter started to become very difficult as alcohol and drugs began to take over. Favourite track: Love Gun.
ALIVE II (1977) -Paul: The companion piece to Kiss Alive! It couldn’t be an accurate representation of the live set then, there would be too may repeats. Just the gatefold image inside was worth the price alone. To this day, show that image to a band and tell them to top this!
THE SOLO ALBUMS (1978) -Gene: Our manager’s attempt to keep the band together. Ace and Peter wanted to do their own albums. Ace said: ‘I’m going to sell 10 million albums.” The drugs had taken full hold. Ironically. my favourite is Ace’s. Favourite track (from Gene’s album): "Radioactive"
DYNASTY (1979) -Paul: Peter was not up to the task and we had to bring in somebody else (Anton Fig) to play drums. I Was Made For Loving You was an undeniable hit - but we were going down a track it would have been better to avoid. We were lost. Favourite track: "I Was Made For Loving You"
CREATURES OF THE NIGHT (1982) - Gene: The (huge!) drum sound was my insistence. If any track led to that huge sound, which was recorded in a hall with doors open and the mics on a slight delay, it was I Love It Loud. I love the title track too. Favourite track: I Love It Loud.
LICK IT UP (1983) - Paul: Creatures was better, but we finally took the make-up off and Lick It Up sold three or four times as many copies. The first step in establishing another persona for the band. Touring without make-up was invigorating. An exciting time. Favourite track: A Million To One.
ANIMALIZE (1984) - Gene: I like a lot of the record but I was pre-occupied with Hollywood, doing my first movie, Runaway, for Michael Crichton. My songs weren't stellar. Favourite track: Heaven's On Fire.
ASYLUM (1985) -Paul: Animalize marked a return to very healthy record sales. We were back. Asylum was a good album but not as good as Animalize. This was (guitarist) Bruce Kulick’s debut. There were a few songs I didn’t even play on, they just weren’t my thing. Favourite track: "Tears Are Falling"
CRAZY NIGHTS (1987) - Gene: We were deeply in the out-of-make-up era and on a level playing field with all the other bands. Bruce was in and people showed up on time. No dark drama. This was a prime time for Paul, a very upbeat album. Favourite track: "Crazy Nights" HOT IN THE SHADE (1989) -Paul: It was very unfocused. A band’s album shouldn’t be an unloading place for everybody’s personal material. But the Hot In The Shade tour was one of the best we’d ever done, really grabbing our past and heritage by the balls. Favourite track: "Silver Spoon"
REVENGE (1992) - Gene: One of my favourites. We reunited with Bob Ezrin, and it's a very different time from Destroyer. I finally felt comfortable in my own skin. I stopped playing the Paul game, trying to look pretty with nice hair - I was never very good at that. Favourite track: Unholy.
PSYCHO CIRCUS (1998) -Gene: The reunion album but Peter and Ace are hardly on it at all. The same old self-destructive behaviour set in. Psycho Circus is Paul and myself and guest musicians, including Tommy Thayer. Favourite track: "I Pledge Allegiance To The State Of Rock & Roll"
SONIC BOOM (2009) - Paul: A culmination of everything, good and bad that went before it. It's a pure, honest album and I couldn't be more proud of it. We found our way home. Favourite tracks: Modern Day Delilah and Say Yeah.

SONIC BUSTS And here the pair recall some, er, not so classic ones:
UNMASKED (1980) - Gene: My fault. It was a strange period, with pop and dance dominating, and we lost our way. It was also the end for Peter Criss. Anton Fig's playing drums and the main memory is of protecting the fans from the news Peter was gone. Favourite track: You're All That I Want.
MUSIC FROM 'THE ELDER' (1981) - Paul: We all bought into Stonehenge and truly thought we were making a masterpiece, but we weren't - we were masturbating. A bloated, overblown, pompous piece of pap. Favourite track: I - because that's the last one and the album's over.
CARNIVAL OF SOULS (1997) - Paul: Tuning down to D and singing about the darkness of the world while living in mansions in Beverly Hills was a little absurd. We were no more from Seattle than from Saturn. Favourite track: I Will Be There.

BRUCE KULICK'S NEW SINGLE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD


Bruce Kulick's lead single "Hand Of The King" (featuring Nick Simmons on vocals) is now available on iTunes
and Amazon for .99 cents.

The single comes off of Bruce's highly anticipated third solo album, BK3, which will be available in stores
and on-line February 2, 2010 in the U.S. and January 29, 2010 overseas.
The album is available on Twenty
Four/Rocket Science in the US and
Frontier Records in Europe.

Look for Bruce's exclusive interview with the Kiss Mask in the next coming days.

Monday, January 11, 2010

PAUL STANLEY TALKS TO FOX NEWS - VIDEO

Paul spoke with Fox News about his art, Sonic Boom and the Alive 25 North American tour. Aired December 7, 2009.
(Courtesy of Fox News)

KISS' SONIC BOOM ON BRAVEWORDS 2009 PICKS


Bravewords.com has released their Top Picks of 2009 and SONIC BOOM came in at #28.
You can view their top picks by visiting here .

ACE FREHLEY PERFORMING NATIONAL ANTHEM - VIDEO

Ace Frehley performing the National Anthem at the Monster Energy AMA Motorcross Race in Anaheim, Ca., January 9, 2009.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

PHOTOS OF KISS AT MADSION SQUARE GARDEN 1977

KISS AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN 1977
Check out these amazing photos of Kiss performing at NYC's Madison Square Garden

Saturday, January 9, 2010

NEW GERMAN KISS VIDEO

Video report of Kiss' North American tour with backstage footage. The video is in German. Watch it here:

TOMMY THAYER TO PLAY IN BOB HOPE CLASSIC

TOMMY TO HIT THE GREENS JANUARY 20 IN ANNUAL CLASSIC
(from TommyThayer.com)

KISS lead guitarist Tommy Thayer will play golf in the celebrity field of the PGA Tour's Bob Hope Classic on January 20th through 23rd in La Quinta, California. Other celebrities appearing this year's tournament are Robbie Krieger of The Doors, Alice Cooper, Dr. Phil McGraw, actors Kurt Russell, Anthony Anderson, Kevin Nealon and Chris O'Donnell, as well as professional athletes Emmet Smith, Greg Maddux and Bo Jackson. http://www.bobhopeclassic.com/

PAUL STANLEY ADDS TWO ART SHOWS IN FLORIDA


PAUL ON THE ROAD AGAIN WITH TWO ART SHOWS

Wentworth Gallery is pleased to present two art exhibitions by artist, rock icon and legendary KISS frontman Paul Stanley.

Paul will make two special appearances at Wentworth Gallery in March.
Friday - March 19, 2010 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Wentworth Gallery - Town Center Mall6000 Glades Road Boca Raton, FL. For additional details or to RSVP - please call 561-338-0804 or 800-732-6140

Saturday - March 20, 2010 - Noon - 2:00 PM Wentworth Gallery - Las Olas819 E. Las Olas Blvd.Ft. Lauderdale, FL. For additional details or to RSVP - please call 954-468-0685 or 800-732-6140
For addtional information visit www.wentworthgallery.com/

Video of Paul at one of his art shows:

Friday, January 8, 2010

ACE FREHLEY TO PLAY NATIONAL ANTHEM IN ANAHEIM SATURDAY

LOS ANGELES – Legendary KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will be performing the national anthem at the 2010 Monster Energy AMA World Championship. The live season opener will take place from Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA on Saturday January 9, and will be televised at 10:00pm EST on the SPEED channel.

Frehley will release ‘Behind The Player’ a retrospective DVD chronicling his work as one of the world’s most influential guitar players. The DVD will be released worldwide January 19th, through Rocket Science Ventures, and Sony/RED, and will be available for digital download at all online music retailers.

Last September, Frehley released his first solo album in nearly 20 years, Anomaly, which debuted top 30 on the Billboard 200.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

BRUCE KULICK INTERVIEW


My interview with Bruce Kulick will be up and online here at the Kiss Mask this weekend.
Bruce talks about his new album, BK3, some of the tracks, what it was like to work with Gene Simmons in the studio, his work with on Carnival of Souls and Revenge and much more.
Bruce's album drops in stores on February 2, 2010.
BK3 can be pre-ordered here Pre-Order BK3 On Amazon .
You can listen to audio samples here: http://melodicrock.com/showcase/brucekulick-bk3.html
Bruce's website is http://www.kulick.net/ or visit his BK3 page here: http://kulick.net/bk3/
BK3 Team is: Twenty Four Records/Rocket Science/60 Cycle Media.

SPIRO PAPADATOS INTERVIEWED


DEUCE NEWS INTERVIEW WITH SPIRO PAPADATOS:

by Fabio Mainardi/Deuce News
(pictured: Ace, Peter, Spiro and Paul/Japan 1997)

Spiro has worked with Kiss since 1995. His duties have been from everything to putting the displays together for the 1995 Convention Tour to filling in for Gene on a Japanese tv comercial to designing Kiss tee-shirt to Gene's personal assistant. Spiro has also performed in the Kiss Tribute band, COLD GIN, with Kiss guitarist, Tommy Thayer.

As you will found in an interview done with our good friend Fabio at Deuce News, Spiro wears many Kiss hats.

Q:Why not to start right from that episode back in 2000, could you briefly tell us what passed in your mind when Ace told you were going to play that night?

A:I was thinking Ace must be crazy if he thinks he can make a decision like that.
Q:Definitely!!! Well, you played almost three years with Tommy in Cold Gin from 1992 to 1995. Tommy is now the lead guitarist in KISS, do you think it would be possible one day to see you as the new bassist in KISS?

A:With KISS, anything is possible but Gene isn't going to hang it up anytime soon. Gene and Paul have been doing this for 35 years and they’re still kicking ass.
Q:You started working for KISS in 1995 on the Official KISS Convention Tour, back then you started designing t-shirts and merchandise. Currently, you are Gene’s assistant. Could you tell us how is a typical Spiro’s day working with Gene?

A:There is no such thing as a typical day working with Gene. In addition to being the band’s assistant tour manager, I am responsible for coordinating all of Gene’s movements on tour. I am also his point man for Gene Simmons Family Jewels, the Axe Bass, Simmons Records and other business ventures. Gene is always very busy which means I’m always very busy! I was also the Pyro Shooter for the first month of the tour until the new Pyro crew learned the cues.

Q:You are also filming a lot of Gene’s activities, are some plans to include those segments in future DVD releases?
A:I’ve been filming behind the scenes footage of the entire band’s activities on tour. KISS is currently working on a DVD project that is going to top the first three volumes of KISSOLOGY. Lots of cool new footage and never before released KISS footage from the early 1970’s that is going to blow you away.

Q:Talking about filming, could you anticipate us some news about the KISS Reality Show Gene talked about some months ago? Any plan to broadcast in the next future?

A:I don’t know.

Q:Back to your current activities are you still managing the graphics for the KISS merchandising? And do you know if there will be some cool new stuff for the forthcoming Sonic Boom Euro Tour?

A:Live Nation used one of my designs for the KISS Alive 35 Tour which just happened to be the number one selling t-shirt every night on this tour. I recently did the artwork for the new Sonic Boom Over Europe Tour poster which was actually a collaborative effort between Paul Stanley and myself. We worked on it together in his hotel room on an off day during the tour. We came up with a sort of KISS jumbo jet on steroids flying over Europe. I think it turned out pretty cool.

NEW KISS BOOK RELEASED


Julian Gill, an author whose previous works include The
Kiss Album Focus and Rock And Roll All Nite, has released another book, Kiss Alive II 1998-2009.
The book focuses on listings and statistics of Kiss shows between 1998-2009.
Order the book here:Kiss Alive II 1998-2009

ACE FREHLEY'S "BEHIND THE PLAYER" RELEASES JANUARY 19

ANTICIPATION OF ACE'S NEW DVD:BEHIND THE PLAYER
Ace Frehley will release 'Behind the Player' a retrospective DVD chronicling his work as one of the world’s most influential guitar players. The DVD will be released worldwide January 19th, through IMV, Rocket Science Ventures and Sony/RED.
The DVD features the iconic Spaceman talking about his life as a guitar player, including rare photos and video footage. Ace also gives in depth lessons for his KISS classics “Shock Me” and “Cold Gin.” The DVD includes an all-star jam session of Ace playing with George Lynch, John 5, Matt Sorum, Chris Wyse and Tommy Clufetos. Frehley says, “I haven’t done anything like this before, but liked what they were doing with the Behind The Player series. Jamming the tracks with the guys was a lot of fun.”

Ace Frehley Behind The Player will be available January 19th at music retailers and for digital download everywhere. Or you can pre-order on Amazon today, follow this link: http://www.amazon.com/Behind-Player-Ace-Frehley/dp/B002XTXGCA/ref=acefrehley-20?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1261419929&sr=8-1
UPCOMING ACE FREHLEY SHOWS
2010 Australian Tour Dates:
Feb 1, 2010: Perth, Metro Fremantle
Feb 4, 2010: Adelaide, HQ
Feb 5, 2010: Melbourne, Palace
Feb 7, 2010: Sydney, Enmore
Feb 8, 2010: Brisbane, Tivoli

BRUCE KULICK BK3 RELEASE PARTY AT KISS COFFEHOUSE


Bruce Kulick will host a release party for his long-awaited third solo effort, BK3, at the KISS Coffeehouse in Myrtle Beach, SC on Saturday, February 6th, 2010. The festivities are set to begin at 2:00 PM and everyone is invited to join in the celebration.

"My fans have been waiting a long time to hear BK3," says Kulick, "so I wanted to hold an event that was open to all. The KISS Coffeehouse is a very cool place and I'm very excited to be able to meet my fans, and celebrate the release of BK3 with them.

"Special VIP packages are available via Bruce's website, kulick.net/bk3releaseparty , and include a personal meet & greet with Bruce, an autographed copy of BK3, a BK3 poster, an exclusive early admission VIP laminate, and a BK3 guitar pick. VIP Tickets are $20.00

BK3 will be released on February 2nd on Twenty 4 Records/Rocket Science Ventures. The album, Kulick's first since 2003, features 11 tracks and special guests, including Gene Simmons, Nick Simmons (who sings lead vocals on the album's first single "Hand of the King") and Eric Singer.

The KISS Coffeehouse is located at Broadway At The Beach in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

KISS:OUT ON THE TOWN / NIGHTLINE - VIDEO

OUT ON THE TOWN WITH KISS!
Here is the feature clip from last's ABC News Nightline feature on Kiss. Filmed from their Chicago and Minneapolis shows on the North American Alive 35/tour.
By John Berman/ABC NEWS

KISS MASK IS BACK ONLINE


After the better part of the day, KISS MASK was offline, and has since corrected any problems that have occured.
Thanks,
Frank

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

KISS & ABC NEWS' JOHN BERMAN


ABC News reporter John Berman and KISS on tour. The photo is from John
Berman's Twitter page.
KISS will be featured on this evening's ABC News program NIGHTLINE. The award-winning news program goes on-tour with the iconic rock band and offers viewers a sneak-peak in to the musical and marketing genius that is KISS.
Watch John's report tonight on
ABC's NIGHTLINE at 11:3o pm
EST/PST.

KISS ON ABC'S NIGHTLINE TONIGHT! - DVR ALERT!!

DVR ALERT!!
KISS will be featured on this evening's ABC News program NIGHTLINE. The award-winning news program goes on-tour with the iconic rock band and offers viewers a sneak-peak in to the musical and marketing genius that is KISS.

NIGHTLINE airs nationally on ABC at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT.

BRUCE KULICK TO RELEASE 1ST SINGLE JANUARY 12!

"HAND OF THE KING" WILL BE 1ST SINGLE FROM
BK3 DUE JANUARY 12, 2009!

LOS ANGELES – Bruce Kulick will release the debut single from his forthcoming album, BK3 on January 12th. The single “Hand Of The King” featuring Nick Simmons (son of KISS bassist Gene Simmons) will be a digital only release available at all online music stores, including iTunes. Nick was seen in Season 4 of Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels in the studio with Gene performing for the BK3 CD.

“Although ‘Hand Of The King’ marks Nick’s debut as a recording artist, he was a natural behind the microphone,” says Kulick. “His lyrics are based on his passion for the dark imagery of the graphic novel world. The combination of vivid lyrics and brooding guitar riffs, against Nick’s powerful vocal performance, absolutely resulted in one of my favorite tracks on BK3.

”Bruce Kulick’s third solo album, BK3 will be released on February 2nd via Twenty 4 Records / Rocket Science Ventures. Produced by Jeremy Rubulino, BK3 features a jaw dropping guest roster that also includes Gene Simmons, Knack frontman Doug Fieger, John Corabi (Motley Crue, Kulick’s own Union) Toto axe authoritarian Steve Lukather, KISS drummer Eric Singer, and more.
Go to Bruce's website www.kulick.net for the latest news and information.

KISS TO STAR IN DR. PEPPER TV AD

"Trust Me, I'm a Doctor" Cherry Dr. Pepper Ad Campaign to Feature KISS:
According to the Wall Street Journal, Kiss will star in a televison commercial spot for Cherry Dr. Pepper. The spot will run during the Super Bowl XLIV. It is the first time in the company's 125 year history that has purchased ad time during the NFL championship which airs on CBS on Sunday, February 7. The ad will feature the entire band.
The ad comes off the heels of Gene's Cherry Dr. Pepper ad that ran last spring and featured Gene's son, Nick.
http://www.drpepper.com/
Gene's ad, March 2009:

GENE SIMMONS "I GET THAT A LOT" AND "RAW NERVE" APPEARENCES THIS WEEK

Gene will appear this Wednesday, January 6 at 8pm (EST) on the CBS special, "I Get That A Lot." The comedy- prank -show features celebrities, out of their element, doing regular jobs
while being filmed. Gene appears as a store employee as a healer guru, of sort. Paris Hilton and Snoop Dog will also appear. If you've never seen this show, you must catch it. This show is hilarious!!
CBS, Wednesday, 8pm (EST). Comedy.

Preview:


Gene will appear on William Shatner's RAW NERVE on the BIO Channel tonight (Jan.5) at 10:30 (EST). Be sure to check your local listings! Here's a preview clip:

Sunday, January 3, 2010

KISS LANDS #27 ON TOP US CONCERT GROSS


POLLSTAR'S 2009 TOP TOURS:KISS #27
Source: Pollstar Online
PollStar, a concert industry leader, has announced their top concert statistics for the 2009 year and Kiss ranked in the top 50.
KISS grossed 30.5 millions dollars with an average of $610,00.00 per show with 52 shows on the ALIVE/35 North American tour.

KISS
Rank: 27

Gross: 30.5

Average Tix Price: $63.88

Average Tix Sold: 9,456

Average Show Gross: $610,000.00

Cities/Show: 50/52

Booking Agent: Creative Artist Agency