Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
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...
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.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
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.
At one particular television show sees the band playing "Say Yeah" and "I Was Made For Lovin' You." Stay tuned!
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
BK3 is a striking album of well written songs and supreme musicianship.
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.
BK3 releases next Tuesday, February, 2.
Sunday, January 24, 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
Friday, January 22, 2010
"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.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Interview by J. Frank Hagan
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.
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.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
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
Monday, January 18, 2010
A KISS Army ticket pre-sale will take place this Tuesday, January 19.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
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.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
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.
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
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
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
(from Something For The Weekend/The Sun/UK)
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.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
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/
Video of Paul at one of his art shows:
Friday, January 8, 2010
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
Q:You are also filming a lot of Gene’s activities, are some plans to include those segments in future DVD releases?
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
NIGHTLINE airs nationally on ABC at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT.
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.
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.
Gene's ad, March 2009:
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.
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
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.