Tuesday, September 13, 2011

KISS NEWS of the DAY 9/13/11

Ace & Gene Have Lunch; Brook Ostrander; Ace New Gibson Model Unveiled
Gene Simmons' Tweeted regarding the death of Wicked Lester keyboardist Brooke Ostrander, "Wicked Lester co-founder Brooke Ostrander passed away from cancer on Sat, Sept 3rd. I remember him as kind and generous. He will be missed."...Gene recently Tweeted having lunch with Ace Frehley,  "Ace and I had nice, friendly lunch together today. It was wonderful to see him. He looked healthy and happy. Nothing else was talked about. No rumors, please. Ace and I are both happy with our lives and are not changing anything."... KISS Rocks Islington Book has been released. It's a 138 page photo book marking the band's show at O2 Academy Islington on March 2, 2010 with photos shot by fans only. The run is limited to 250 copies and can be ordered here at KISS ROCKS ISLINGTON. ...We've known for awhile that Gibson and Ace Frehley were working on a new signature model guitar. Now, the Ace Frehley Signature "Budokan" Guitar has been officially unveiled. The photo  (pictured above) of Ace shows him with his orginal 1974 custom and the 'paint only' prototype. Though the new "Budokan" model has not yet been officially announced through Gibson,  Ace actually had the orignal months before Kiss toured Japan in 1977. More details as they become available.

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