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Mini KISS Pinball table

Fancy a brand new KISS pinball machine for only £35? Check out these awesome tables from PinballArcade, okay so they're not playable and they're only 6 inches high but they're still incredibly cool! There is 1 more pinball design and a KISS arcade cabinet available.

Available from Pinball Arcade.

Mary Anne Hobbs KISS makeup

Check out the Paul Stanley makeup as worn by Mary Anne Hobbs on Radio 6 for Comic Relief. She even played Rock & Roll All Nite!

Samurai Son

The new KISS collaboration with Japanese group Momoiro Clover Z, Samurai Son, is out now to buy on iTunes for 99p. It hasn't been to everyone's taste, but it is a grower and is also being added to the set list for the imminent Japanese tour. The song is also available on the KISS 40 compilation as well as the KISS version of the CD single, which also includes a version of Rock & Roll All Nite by Momoiro Clover Z.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/yume-no-ukiyo-ni-saitemina-ep/id956485231

Dressed to Kill 25th Anniversary

Dressed to Kill, the worlds longest running KISS tribute are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year!! Massive congratulations to the guys, including all members past & present. If you want to catch them this year the current tour dates are as follows:-

FRI 13 MAR - HERTFORD, THE CORN EXCHANGE
Ticket details: http://www.seetickets.com/event/dressed-to-kill/hertford-corn-exchange/841140

SAT 14 MAR - NEW MILTON, MEMORIAL CENTRE (with support from Saints of Sin)
Ticket details: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/search/searchPerformance.asp?performance_id=141193&sid

SAT 25 JUL - TBA

FRI 21 AUG - WREXHAM, CENTRAL STATION
Ticket details: TBA

SAT 22 AUG - CARDIFF, THE GLOBE (with support from Saints Of Sin & Kid Crimson)
Ticket details: http://www.globecardiffmusic.com

FRI 25 SEPT - GRIMSBY, YARDBIRDS
Ticket details: http://www.yardbirdsrocks.co.uk/

SAT 26 SEPT - SUTTON IN ASHFIELD, THE DIAMOND
Ticket details: http://www.thediamonduk.com/

FRI 23 OCT - GLASGOW, THE CLASSIC GRAND (support to be announced)
Ticket details: TBA

SAT 24 OCT - CREWE, THE BOX
Ticket details: TBA

FRI 13 NOV - BILSTON, THE ROBIN
Ticket details: http://www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/?m=201511

SAT 14 NOV - TBA

Ace announced for Download!

 It was announced earlier today that Ace Frehley will appear at Download 2015! Not sure what day yet, would be awesome if it was the Sunday ;-)

Happy Birthday Paul Stanley

Happy Birthday Paul Stanley! (Photo from Vegas '14)

Me Inc. Winners Announced!

The winners of the Me Inc. Competition are now available, congratulations to all 5 of you! We will be in touch shortly.

Click here to see the winners

Paul Stanley & Foo Fighters

Check out this awesome footage of unmasked Paul with the Foo Fighters at Dave Grohl's Birthday Bash from the weekend. First song starts 3 minutes in.

Competition Winners

Sorry for the delay with the Gene competition, winners will be announced tomorrow!!

Me Inc. Competition - Part 3

For another chance to win a copy of Gene Simmons Me Inc., simply follow these simple steps:-

  • Follow us on Twitter
  • AND Tweet us the name of your favourite Gene Simmons song AND include the hash tag #MeIncComp and @kissinuk
    eg: "@kissinuk Deuce #MeIncComp

Don't forget you can also enter via this site, and also Facebook.

Me Inc. Competition - Part 2

For another chance to win a copy of Gene Simmons Me Inc., simply follow these simple steps:-

  • Like our Facebook page
  • AND post the name of your favourite Gene Simmons song on our wall (or message it to us in private if you prefer)

Don't forget you can also enter via this site, tomorrow there will be a third chance to win a copy via Twitter. Please help spread the word by sharing the competition link on Facebook (not required to enter though).

Me Inc. Competition - Part 1

Thanks to Harper Collins (UK)  we have 5 copies of the excellent new Gene Simmons book - Me Inc. - to give away.

There will be 3 chances to win, the first of which is on this site, the 2nd & 3rd will be released over the next few days and will use our Facebook & Twitter feeds. You can enter all 3.

For your first chance to win, simply answer the question on the following page.
Click here to enter Part 1!

Gene Simmons Me Inc. Competition!

Look out for a new competition that will launch over the weekend - this time to win the great new book from Gene - "Gene Simmons Me Inc.". As per the last competition there will be several copies to give away on this site, Facebook & Twitter, please make sure you follow/like us on those channels for another chance to win.

 

What was Gene Simmons doing in Dublin?

From The Journal: "GENE SIMMONS — BASSIST and vocalist in Kiss and one of the world’s most shameless self-promoters — was in Dublin yesterday.

Photocall Ireland photographer Sam Boal captured these images of the star, as TDs went about their business inside.

Today Simmons told Ray D’Arcy he was in the Dáil as a guest of Fine Gael TD Pat Breen. The two have a mutual friend in US-based Irish businessman Billy Lawless.


Every now and then I drop into places that I find fascinating, and there’s nothing more fascinating than Ireland*, is there? I guess because of my silly hair and all the rest of the accoutrement people tend to take me to big buildings to meet important people, I have no idea why."

Full story can be read on their website:
http://www.thejournal.ie/gene-simmons-kiss-1811984-Dec2014/

Download 2015

As was leaked by Mr Simmons a week ago and then confirmed by Paul in Vegas to me last weekend, KISS are headling the 3rd day of Download next year. They'll be there on Sunday 14th June and day tickets are available now for £82.50, more details at  http://www.downloadfestival.co.uk/

So far no arena shows have been announced in the UK.

KISS Rocks Vegas

All photos by Paul Finn
Las Vegas has long been one of my favourite cities, big, OTT, bright and loud - the perfect place to see KISS. I was lucky enough to have the chance to go over for a long weekend to catch the shows on the 14th & 15th November, and I'm so glad I did, it was awesome!

 
KISS Vegas 

The Hard Rock Casino is about a mile or so from the Vegas strip, conveniently right across from KISS Mini Golf. First thing you notice on entering is that KISS is EVERYWHERE. All the staff are dressed in KISS T's, there's KISS tables, slots, menus, elevators, shop, cookies, massive posters and even Sonic Boom costumes on display. This really was the perfect place to stay with the room being a 5 minute walk to a KISS concert.

KISS Vegas

The Joint itself is a fairly small venue with a capacity of around 5,000 - on both nights it was packed out. The crowd weren't just your usual fans though, it was a mix of both fans and Vegas tourists (not sure I'd ever wear a collard shirt & trousers to a KISS gig but there go). Either way, everyone was loving the shows, woman next to me on the first night said she'd got tickets as it has always been on her bucket list (she was probably around 60), on night 2 I was standing next to 2 21 year olds who were singing away to every song. Great atmosphere.

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KISS in Vegas!

We're getting very close now, here's some of the fun planned in Vegas for the KISS residency:-

  • 5th Nov - See KISS arrive in the KISS copter
  • 8th Nov, 15th & 22nd Nov - Paul Stanley book signings in the Hard Rock
  • 9th Nov - Gene Simmons book signing at KISS Mini Golf
  • 9th Nov - Three Sides of the Coin live talk show at KISS Mini Golf!
  • 8th, 9th, 15th & 21st Nov - Live KISS-e-oake at KISS Mini Golf
  • All days - KISS menus & shop in Hard Rock - includes KISS Kocktails for $6

We'll be Tweeting & updating Facebook from Vegas on both the 14th & 15th November.

KISS Kruise setlist

Here's the setlist from the first indoor concert on this year's Kruise. I expect this will be similar to the upcoming Vegas setlist (hopefully keeping in The Oath, but not holding my breath!)

Creatures Of The Night
Psycho Circus
War Machine
Plaster Caster
Tears Are Falling
Let Me Go Rock and Roll
Lick It Up
Calling Dr Love
Hell or Hallelujah
I Love It Loud
Detroit Rock City
Love Gun
Black Diamond
Shout It Out Loud
The Oath
Rock and Roll All Nite

Massive congratulations to Dressed to Kill drummer Matt Blakout who played with Tigertailz
in full Eric Carr makeup!

You can check out some great pics from the Kruise over at The Dead Daisies website.

Resonators book featuring Paul Stanley

Paul Stanley ResonatorsScarlet Page’s Resonators book, featuring Paul Stanley, now available

We are pleased to announce that Scarlet Page’s book, RESONATORS, featuring exclusive photographs of Paul Stanley, is now available to pre-order exclusively at www.redgiantpublishing.com

This beautiful large format book is strictly limited to 1,480 copies worldwide and is available in both Deluxe and Collector editions.

Including over 120 exclusive and never before seen photographs taken over the past two years, Scarlet’s personal approach and style has produced beautiful and intimate portraits of The Resonators, capturing sides of guitar legends rarely seen by their fans.

Guitarists included within RESONATORS are; Wilko Johnson, Jimmy Page, Brian May, Paul Stanley, Sir Paul McCartney, Peter Green, Joe Walsh, Slash, Nile Rodgers, Mick Jones, Jeff Beck, Paul Weller, Mark Knopfler, Noel Gallagher, Serge Pizzorno, Wayne Kramer, Albert Lee, Billy Corgan, Johnny Marr, Graham Coxon, Justin Hawkins, Robert Fripp, Steve Jones, John Squire, John Frusciante, Hank Marvin, Kelly Jones, Dick Taylor, John Squire, Phil Manzanera, Hank Marvin, Phil Collen, Vivian Campbell and Jack White

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Gene on Through The Keyhole

Gene Simmons was on Through The Keyhole last night - yes he actually allowed Keith Lemon to raid his house! Keith ventured round Gene's house (aided with a map) and visited his gym, KISS room, pool & kitchen. He then gave various clues such as "demon slide", sticking out his longue and finally putting on white make-up however the celebs (Kian Egan, Christine Bleakley and Warwick Davis) then guessed it was Alice Cooper's house...

It can be seen in ITV Player and will also be shown again on Wed 24th September @ 11:10PM (ITV).

Gene Simmons Through The Keyhole
Gene Simmons Through The Keyhole
Gene Simmons Through The Keyhole
Gene Simmons Through The Keyhole

Good Luck Scotland

Good luck to all our Scottish friends across the border, whatever happens on Thursday I hope it's in your best interests. And to keep this on topic here's a pic of the greatest kind of Glasgow KISS - the KISS Sonic Boom jet touching down in Glasgow! (Pic by Mark Harkin via BBC)

 

Ace at Guitar Center

Check out this great interview with Ace Frehley at Guitar Center Hollywood.

Village Voice interview with Ace Frehley

Ace Frehley Gives Us a Ride Around His Old Bronx Stomping Grounds - Ace Frehley Village Voice Interview

Iain Lee's Ace Guitar for sale

For those of you interested Iain Lee has decided to sell his Ace Frehley Signature Epiphone guitar on ebay. It's currently listed at £850 but Iain is open to your offers, you can view the listing here:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ace-Frehley-KISS-Signature-Guitar-/141385198708

 

 

Happy 65th Gene!

Happy 65th birthday to Gene Simmons! Photo is from one of the greatest UK shows - Islington 2010.

Gene on BBC News

So the news over the weekend hasn't exactly been positive with radio stations making a big deal of banning KISS for some remarks from Gene (not that they ever played them of course). Not only were the Daily Mail lynch mob out in force but it was also reported on the BBC News site - as the top story.

"Rocker sorry for depression remarks" - from BBC News:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-28826072

"KISS" on Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy!

Fed up of negativity today? Check out the latest episode of Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy on 4OD. In it you'll find 4 blow up KISS dolls sitting in the window of his coffee shop "If I walked past a coffee shop and seen KISS in there drinking coffee I'd be straight in".


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