Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tommy Thayer Banner Promoting Ace Frehley's Show in Tampa

A banner out front of the St. Petersburg Times Forum in Tampa promoting their concert series which features a special show with Ace Frehley next month actually shows Tommy Thayer instead of Space Ace.

Obviously someone didn't do their research on this one.

Ace Frehley's NO REGRETS Delayed?

Ace's Book Delayed by 2 Years
According to, Ace's book No Regrets has been delayed from it's original release of April 2011 to the Fall of 2011 and now to April 13, 2013.

Eric Carr's Dream is Reality- ROCKHEADS Ship May 1st

Eric Carr's ROCKHEADS are now available for pre-order. There will be a Limited Collector's Edition Numbered (1-400)  series autographed by Bruce Kulick with poster.

The new comic, over 25 years in the making, via Rocksville Station, will ship May 1, 2011.

Clic Eric Carr's ROCKHEADS for all info and ordering information.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Kiss: Japan Tour in April 2011


UPDATE: 2/27/11- Kiss has officially announced bringing the "Hottest Show On Earth Tour" to Japan in April. The dates are as published yesterday. Public on sale is March 12.

Kiss are expected to tour Japan in April 2011. This will be Kiss' first trip back to the Land of the Rising Sun in since the UDO Festival in 2006. UDO, the tour's promoter, has booked dates for Kiss, however, an official announcement from the Kiss camp may come as soon as February 28, 2011.
All dates are unofficial until confirmed by Kiss.
Could a Kiss tour of Australia be far behind?

4/13/2011 Aichi Prefecture Gymnasium - Nagoya, Japan

4/14/2011 Pacifico Yokohama - Yokohama, Japan
4/17/2011 Saitama Super Arena - Saitama, Japan
4/18/2011 World Hall - Kobe, Japan
4/20/2011 Nippon Budokan - Tokyo, Japan
4/21/2011 Nippon Budokan - Tokyo, Japan
4/23/2011 Makomanai Sekisui Heim Ice Arena - Sapporo, Japan

Paul Stanley to be a Dad again!

Paul Stanley has announced he will be a father again!

Paul and wife Erin will welcome a baby girl into their family in August.

“There is nothing greater in life than family, and my accomplishments as a father rank at the top of my successes,” he says.

“Erin and I are blessed with our expectation of the addition of another princess to our family and a new member of the KISS army.”
The new baby will join Sarah Brianna, 2, Colin Michael, 4, and Evan Shane, 16, Stanley’s son from a previous relationship.
Fully enjoying fatherhood later in life, Stanley jokes his age doesn’t affect his dedication to daddy duty in the least. “I may be 59,” he says, “but the only rocking chair this rocker is getting ready for is the one for my new baby.”

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

ESP European Dates Announced

ESP European Show Dates for March- April 2011
March 26, 2011 - Honefoss-Oslo, Norway at Alfred
March 27, 2011 - Helsinki, Finland at Nosturi
March 30, 2011 - Pratteln-Basel, Switzerland at Z7
March 31, 2011 - Prague, Czeck Republic at Exit Chmelnice
April 01, 2011 - Zlin, Czeck Republic at Master of Rock Cafe
April 02, 2011 - Tefls, Austria at Rathaussaal Tefls

Meet & Greet Packages are available.

ESP dates  via  Bruce Kulick's website.

The Peter Criss Household has a new Family Member

Peter Criss is proud to announce the newest member to the Criss household. Fanny Lee Criss definitely seems to resemble Peter's side of the family. Says Peter,

"I haven't had a cat in years - saw her at a shelter and fell in love with her, we speak the same language . She loves playing peek-a-boo, she has stolen my heart !!! God Bless."
- Peter Criss
Full Story & More Photos Here.

Kiss Indy Expo Announced for March 19, 2011

The 2011 Indianapolis KISS Fan Expo will take place on Saturday, March 19 from 11 am - 8 pm (11am for Platinum and VIP ticket holders) at the Indianapolis Marriott East Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana.

KISS drummer Eric Singer will be signing autographs and taking photos with fans throughout the day at the KISSOnline booth.

Lydia Criss will be on hand with her book, Sealed With A Kiss.

Former Motley Crue / Union lead singer John Corabi will perform an acoustic set. John will also be available for autographs and photos.

7 year-old drumming sensation Logan Robot Gladden (seen on KISSOnline) will make his first Expo appearance.

Boogie Street Guitars will be showing some of their custom Paul Stanley Washburn guitars.

KISS Pick World will be unveiling some new products for 2011.

KISSOnline will have specially priced merchandise.

KISS merchandise & collectibles dealers will be selling everything KISS.

Come celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Destroyer! Trivia contest will be based on Destroyer! There will also be a grand prize raffle.

UPDATE:Kiss tribute band Mr. Speed has been added to the list of guests.

Children 12 and under get in free!

Indianapolis Marriott East
7202 East 21st Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219

For rooms reservactions call 1-800-627-7468 and ask for the KISS Expo Rate of $74 a night.
Indy KISS Expo

Peter Criss 1978 Circus Magazine Cover

April 13, 1978
Taking a trip back into Kiss time with Peter's Circus Magazine cover from 1978. This featured an interview with Peter Criss. This magazine was a staple for Kiss fans when the band graced many covers, stories and posters.

Ace Frehley's 1978 Corvette Fetches 40Gs

Ace Frehley's Custom 1978 Corvette Pace car sold on ebay for a whopping $40,000.00. The car in mint condition was sold over the weekend complete with Ace's autograph on the glove box and the door.
The car is described by the seller, "This 1978 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Indy Pace Car has been given a whole lot of family love! The original owner is my brother-in-law Ace Frehley, former lead guitarist of KISS. Ace purchased this car new in 1978 in the likeness of his spaceman makeup. Two years later, Ace gave me the car as a gift for my high school graduation. So this car is not only gorgeous, it has a really cool history for any Ace fan or collector.

The car is in excellent condition and has always been garaged and gently driven. Also included is one of Ace Frehley’s personalized autographed Epiphone guitars. A photo of Ace with the car will be given to the winning bidder."

Paul Stanley's 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 500 was also for sale on ebay. The current bidder was $30,000.00 yet never reached the reserve price.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Kiss "Black Diamond" Anaheim Stadium 1976 - Mulitcam Video

Uploaed on YouTube by necramoniumdotc0m

Even though this video is not rare, i made it rare!
The last song of this show was filmed by both the in house crew from up close but also from afar from the soundboard! Thus giving us two version of Black Diamond of this show. I have edited the long distance shot in this video together with the regular one! Enjoy!

Paul Stanley on CNN's Connect the World

Paul Stanley is best known around the world for his high-energy performances as the frontman of hard rock super group KISS. His on stage persona of white face paint with a black star over his right eye and red lips are as iconic as the band itself. KISS will be releasing a new album later this year. It is their 20th studio album, and is a follow-up to 2009's "Sonic Boom".

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Kiss "Spirit of '76" Full Dress Rehearsals- Video

Kiss rehearsing at Stewart Airforce Base hanger in Newburgh, NY., for the SPIRIT OF 76 US Summer Tour. Great quality sound and video. Video uploaded by necramoniumdotc0m.
Detroit Rock City
King of the Nightime World
Let Me Go, Rock N' Roll

Monday, February 14, 2011

Peter Criss & Stan Penridge 1984 TV Interview- Video

EliteWorks, an ebay seller of heavy metal and hard rock items has released this video, Peter Criss and Stan Penridge.

This clip: A rare May 1984 local TV interview with Peter Criss and longtime bandmate Stan Penridge from the successful series Saturday Night Video. It is not widely known but Peter and Stan performed with a local backing band called Desperate Men in concert on June 9, 1984 at a venue called One For The Sun. This appearance was to promote that concert.

Penridge passed away May 11, 2001 at the age of 50.

Tommy Thayer Jams with Steel Panther- Video

Tommy Thayer jammed with Steel Panther February 12 at the Green Valley Ranch in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Check out the fan filmed video from Saturday night.



Paul Stanley Appearence on CNN's 'Connect the World' Rescheduled

Paul's appearence on "Connect the World" has been rescheduled, due to the crisis in Egypt, for this Wednesday, February 16 on CNN International. Check Connect the World for all information.

Richie Scarlet Talks About Recording With Peter Criss

Peter Criss' New Album: "Bitchin' Rock And Roll"
As first reported here back in August 2009, Richie Scarlet in an exclusive interview with KISS MASK WEBZINE that he recorded some tracks for Peter Criss' upcoming 'Rock Album.' Rock Music Star recently interviewed Richie as he candidly spoke about those sessions, among many things.

Interviewed by John Jeffrey
RMS: One project you worked on in 2010 was the Peter Criss 'Rock' album. Could you tell us about that project and when we may be able to expect to see it released?

RS: I did that record quite awhile back. I had a blast doing it with Peter. I love Peter Criss. We've been friends for a long, long time. I really wanted to play guitar on it, but all of the guitars were already done by his guitar player, Angel, who's been with him forever. So I ended up playing bass. I did 8 or 9 tracks on the record. This record is a Rock and Roll record, and it's not like his previously released one ("One For All"), which was a ballad/crooner kinda thing. This is back to bitchin' Rock and Roll. There's some really good tracks on this record, though I haven't heard it since I cut the tracks. It's due out sometime this year on Sony records. I don't know when the (exact) release date is, as I'm actually surprised it hasn't been released yet.

RMS: One thing people may not know, is the way you wound up recording the bass parts, was a very a-typical way for you, as you told me that you had not heard any of the material before recording your tracks.

RS: Usually when you're asked to play on a record, you're given the material, so you can
work on it, before you come in to record it. But in Peter's case, he was not keen on releasing any of his material, so I had to go in there cold. Having no idea what the tracks sounded like or anything. I didn't have an absolute clue about anything (regarding the material). Therefore, I decided when I got to the studio, I was going to go right to the tracks, just roll up my sleeves, and go for it. That's exactly what I did. I pulled up to the studio driveway, I got out (of my car), Peter's studio engineer was standing there, and we proceeded to walk into the studio. I didn't even waste five minutes. I sat down and I told him to start playing me the tracks. I just took track by track. I'd take the verse, then work on the verse. I'd go to the chorus, and then the bridge, whatever the arrangement was. I approached it with a real mental attitude, that since I don't have the material - BRING IT ON!! It was definitely a different way to do a record, but it kept me on my toes. I'm glad I was able to put my input into it. I gave some production input also. That was it, and it was a total blast. I kinda keep forgetting I even did it, because it was quite awhile ago, but KISS fans have a way of reminding me that the record will be coming out. Hopefully, it will see the light sometime soon.

RMS: Many music fans/KISS fans remember you from all of the years you worked with Ace Frehley, so to hear you working with another member of KISS will undoubtedly make many people happy.

RS: I went from one rebel of KISS, to another rebel of KISS. It was always 'in the cards' with Peter Criss and I, because we've jammed many times before. When you play with someone and the vibe is right, you usually end up recording with them. And that's exactly what happened. I was very happy to do it, though I would have loved to play some guitar on it. I think it's going to be a really good record and I'm not just saying that because I played on it, and trying to make Peter look good. There's some actually well written songs on it.

Read the entire interview HERE.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Kiss' "(Music From) The Elder" Song Poll Results

With the 30th Anniversary of "The Elder," which song would you like to hear live?

It's no secret that Kiss fans would love to hear something Kiss play off of their rock opera album from 1981.

Kiss Mask Readers just completed a poll on which songs from "(Music From) The Elder" would fans like to hear and see live on Kiss' next world tour. The Question: With the 30th Anniversary of "The Elder," which song would you like to hear live?
We put four songs to the test in this poll that we felt would be the most popular.  "I" came in at number one (by one point) with "The Oath" coming in a strong second. The results are as follows:

The Oath-19%
Under The Rose-10%
Mr. Blackwell-6%

"(Music From) The Elder" still remains today as the album Kiss would just assume forget, yet loved and hailed by Kiss fans and surprisingly acclaimed by critics.
Stayed tuned for an upcoming announcement from KISS MASK WEBZINE regarding Kiss' most fascinating album and the quest to hear a song finally played live.
If you have any suggestions, write with "The Elder" written in the subject matter. All email will be answered.

Kiss Photo of the Day #4- 1976

KISS early 1976

Eric Singer Reflects on Life and Death of the Legendary Gary Moore

Eric Singer Spoke With Classic Rock Revisited of the Death of Original Thin Lizzy Guitarist Gary Moore
Classic Rock Revisited/

February 9th 2011
KISS drummer Eric Singer has released the following statement to Classic Rock Revistedlnregarding the passing of legendary guitarist Gary Moore:

"I had the pleasure to play drums with Gary on his 1987 'Wild Frontier' tour.

"I joined Gary's band via Bob Daisley. We had recorded together with BLACK SABBATH on the 'Eternal Idol' album. Bob arranged the audition in London in January of 1987. We soon began rehearsals for what would become one of Gary's most successful tours ever.

"I remember we would practice everyday at John Henry Studios in London. Bob and Neil Carter lived in Brighton and would have to leave in time to make their train home. Gary and I would sometimes stay on and jam. Just drums and guitar. We would play THIN LIZZY tunes or just jam endlessly as Gary never ran out of ideas when it came to soloing! He would also play those legendary guitars back then. The 'Peter Green' 1958 Les Paul and his 'Pink Salmon' 1962 Fender Stratocaster. He, of course, did not take those on tour anymore as they had become much too rare and valuable.

"I have to say the one thing that always stood out to me about Gary was his absolute passion and intensity as a guitarist. This man played every song and note like it was the last time he would ever play it. And therefore demanded and expected the same from his band.

"I have to admit he could be a bit tough on drummers. But he only asked for and expected what he himself gave to music. And that was complete commitment every time you played with him. He inspired me to want to play up to his level every night.

"I will always thank him for the opportunity he gave me to play with him. He really was a brilliant musician. And I always felt like he helped take me to another level as a drummer and musician. It was an experience and an education I will never forget and take with me everywhere I go.
"God bless you, Gary Moore."

According to, , ,Moore died of a suspected heart attack, a postmortem revealed on Monday (February 7).Moore died of a suspected heart attack, a postmortem revealed on Monday (February 7).

Moore died in his sleep Sunday morning, hours after checking into the five-star Kempinski Hotel in Estepona on the Costa del Sol, Spain with an unnamed female friend. He was 58 years old.

While forensic experts are satisfied Moore died from natural causes, they requested further tests on tissue samples taken from his body ahead of a final report.

Note* His body was being flown back to England.

Note** Bruce Kulick of Grand Funk Railroad and Kiss had this to say on Classic Rock Revisited:

"Gary Moore had amazing tone, and passion in his guitar playing. A monster of a guitarist. He will be missed."

Friday, February 11, 2011

KISS:"Hotter Than Hell" Anaheim 1976 Remastered - Video

Check out this quality improved video and remastered audio of Kiss performing "Hotter Than Hell" at  Anaheim Stadium 1976. I love my Destroyer Tour live video!!

Kissologyvideos has an entire selection of video posted. Check out their videos here.

ESP European Shows 2011

Helsinki on March 27th, 2011.
Prague  on March 31st, 2011.
Oslo      on March 26th, 2011 (KISS Expo)
Austria  on April    2nd, 2011.

More dates are expected to be announced soon.

Paul Stanley Appearence on CNN's "Connect the World" Today

Paul Stanley will appear today, Friday, February 11, on "Connect the World" on CNN International at 4PM EST (1PM Pacific/9PM London). Paul taped his segment on Tuesday, February 8.

Tune-in and hear Paul discuss the continued, phenomenal success of KISS, his highly-acclaimed art, and the exciting developments fans can expect from the band in 2011.

CNN also received an overwhelming response to their request for questions for the KISS frontman that Paul will address on-air.

For more information, or to become a fan of the CNN show, go to Connect the World’s facebook page at  where there will be a video of Paul’s interview.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Kiss, Lady Gaga & Katy Perry Mix - VIDEO

Universal Music/MTV
This may be the only chance for Kiss and Lady Gaga to team up together. I have oftened wondered what Lady Gaga would do with her own remake of "I Was Made For Lovin' You" as it was onced tossed around by the press when Lady Gaga showed up for New Jersey Kiss show last summer. And while that could just be a 'wonder,' we do get this incredible 'mash-up' with Kiss and Lady Gaga on that very song along with one of Katy Perry's hits.

Ruben Valentino has produced a video of Kiss (I Was Made For Lovin' You) with Lady Gaga (Just Dance) and Katy Perry ( Hot n Cold) in a very cool mash-up complete with video clips from all three artists.

Awesome! Check it out!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Paul Stanley to Appear on CNN's 'Connect the World' February 8, 2011

Paul Stanley will appear on Becky Anderson's "Connect the World" on CNN today (February 8, 2011). If you'd like to submit a question, Click here .
Paul Stanley is slated to tape a segment with CNN’s ‘Connect The World with Becky Anderson’ tomorrow, Tuesday, February 8. Paul will be interviewed about his personal and professional accomplishments as a highly successful artist and as the front man and founder of the phenomena that is KISS.

"Connect the World" airs internationally and addresses the stories and newsmakers that are changing the world. Becky Anderson is one of CNN's highest profile anchors and correspondents, based in London.

Bruce Kulick Announces Chile, Argentina Appearences in March 2011

Bruce Kulick has announced on his website that he'll be appearing in Chile and Argentina.

"I am excited to announce some new information regarding my upcoming trip in March to Argentina, as well as an appearance in Chile. Along with my friend Sebastian Gava, I will be performing two confirmed shows in Argentina. March 11th will be a huge night in Buenos Aires, as it has been TOO long since I returned to that great city. Then on March 12th I will be in Rosario. You can check Kiss Army Argentina for more info. I will then be flying to Santiago, Chile to do a show at Club 334 on March 16th. Further info on the Chile show will be posted on the Kiss Army Chile site.

"I am really looking forward to seeing my fans in Argentina and Chile, and please remember I will be looking to visit some other South American countries as well this year.

"I sense some 'Crazy Crazy Nights' in South America coming in March!"

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Ace Frehley Appearing at 2011 Monster Mania in Cherry Hill

Ace Frehley will appear at the 2011 Monster Mania Convention & Expo at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ Saturday and Sunday, March 12-13 only. Click GUEST LIST for more information.

The Crowne Plaza is located on Route 70 in Cherry Hill, NJ, just 20 minutes outside of Philadelphia.

Ace will also be appearing at Rock N' Roll Fantasy Camp at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas February 17-20, 2011. Click RNR FANTASY CAMP for more details.

Actor Jack Black Talks Kiss and 'Gulliver's Travels' Film

Actor Jack Black recently talked with Dutch TV show "De wereld draait door" on 2/4/11 about Kiss and his latest film, Gulliver's Travels. Kiss' is represented in the film along with "Rock And Roll All Nite" also appearing on the soundtack.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Eric Singer Project Adds Austrian Show

ESP has added an additional date to their trip to Europe with a show a Rathaussaal in Tefs, Austria on April 2, 2011. The band has a gig on March 27 at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland. European fans are hopeful with the band's schedule that addtional shows in Europe will be announced.

The Eric Singer Project is comprised of  Bruce Kulick on lead guitar, John Corabi, vocals, Chuck Garrick on bass and Eric Singer on drums. The band has released three albums, Lost and Spaced, ESPESP Live in Japan and  a DVD Live at the Marquee.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Ace Frehley To Play Tampa Bay Lightning's Game

The Tampa Bay Lightning has announced their concert series. Ace Frehley will play following the Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Ottawa Senators game on March 11. Other artists on their roster include Tonic, Edwin McCain and MC Hammer. Click here for tickets to each game.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Eric Carr & 'The Rockheads' - Video

Eric Carr's the Rockheads/Interview with Loretta Caravello
Cover Preview
As we previously reported Eric Carr's "The Rockheads" are coming in comic book form in April 2011. Almost twenty years after his death, his animated creation of a rock band will finally see the light of day. Eric worked very hard on this project along with the help of bandmates' Bruce Kulick and Gene Simmons in 1986. Below is a clip of Eric talking about 'The Rockheads' with a following song of "Nasty Boys" that was written for the project's soundtrack that he recorded with Bruce Kulick.

Dyna Meecho’s Rocksville Nation Issue 2: Ticket to Rockheads is expected to be released in April 2011. It will be available online at and as well as Rocksville Station .

You can also catch an interview with Eric's sister, Loretta, HERE. Courtesy of PodKisst.

"Nasty Boys"

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Eric Singer Project To Play Helsinki
KISS Army Finland recently announced that the ERIC SINGER PROJECT, featuring drummer Eric Singer, will be playing the infamous Nosturi in Helsinki on March 27th, 2011. This is the band's second gig at Nosturi; their first took place in December 2009. Go to this location for ticket information and updates.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Peter Criss' Memoir Set for 2012

Los Angeles Times
KISS drummer Peter Criss will pen a memoir, publisher Scribner announced Tuesday. "Makeup to Breakup" is slated for release in the fall of 2012.

Criss will write the book with the help of Larry "Ratso" Sloman. Scribner's press release promises, "From sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll to multiple brushes with death, 'Makeup to Breakup' will be Peter Criss' unvarnished and eye-opening life story."

While bandmate Gene Simmons has taken his outsize personality to reality television, Criss has had a quieter public persona. He is a breast cancer survivor. "I am so blessed that I am finally going to write my autobiography, and I hope you enjoy the ride," Criss said in the release. "The best of all is I get to share my true feelings of my love for God, family, friends and fame. It's been a wonderful life."

In addition to playing drums in KISS, Criss provided some of the vocals. In fact, he wrote and sang the band's biggest hit, the ballad "Beth."

-- Carolyn Kellogg

Editor's Note: Ace Frehley's memoir "No Regrets" (Hardcover/288 pages), according to Simon & Shuster's site, has a publication date of April 26, 2011. You can pre-order it HERE

Will We Ever See Kiss' DESTROYER Tour 1976 on Video?

Will we ever see an official live performance Kiss release from the DESTROYER tour? Kiss' first big arena tour included staging themed with the album's cover of a post apocalyptic scene of a city in ruins complete with Gene's "castle," Ace's "space planet" placed on each side of the stage to Peter's left and right. The stage included crystals and burned out trees that appeared to survive a nuclear explosion. Peter had two gigantic cats placed on each side of his drum kit with glowing green eyes. Christmas lights, Kiss Army banners, high voltage towers and lightning bolts made this staging very ambitious for it's time. No other band at that time was touring with such a powerful live presentation.
With Kiss planning another volume of KISSOLOGY, it would make great timing and and a handsome addition to see some of their landmark 1976 tour on film for home use. Possibly a bonus DVD?  Meanwhile, here is some clips from Houston's the Summit, 1976. The videos below, however, are pro-shot.



Kiss "Rock And Roll All Nite" Compilation Clip

Check out this cool compilation clip of "Rock And Roll All Nite."