|29th March 2000 VH1 Auction|
a bit loaded this week? Are those thousands of pounds burning a
hole on your pocket? Then pop along to the VH1 auctions where
they're selling off:-
Eric Carr's stage boots and Eric Singers 25 piece drum kit.
|27th March 2000 Possible European Tour?|
before I say anymore please note that NONE OF THIS IS
CONFIRMED, but things are certainly starting to look up for
a European tour. I have heard the following news bits from a very
good source very close to the band:-
The US tour
is going so well that it looks likely that the it will indeed
make it over to Europe. Both ticket sales and merchandising are
going through the roof, which may have swayed the decision, but
nothing is confirmed. I've been told that they are booked in the
US until late July/August so if it does happen it will probably
be later in the year.
I am hoping to have something more definite about a tour next
week, as soon as I find out more I'll post it here.
|Clownwhite IV OUT NOW!!|
latest issue of the worlds greatest KISS magazine has just been
released. This issue features a fantastic interview with Gene,
being his usual self of course. On of the questions asks Gene if
KISS have plans to come to the UK to which he answers "So
far NO!", and goes on to explain that it costs too much.
However things may have changed since this interview as
you have probably just read above.
This issue also includes an interview with Bruce, reviews of the latest albums (inc UNION's The Blue Room), part II of Dale Shermans Peter Criss story and much more!
will be updated shortly!
|KISS on VH1 last Sunday|
Kiss were on vh1 talk music Sunday 26/03/00. The full version of heavens on fire. Gene was well out of key on the backing vocals, but the new stage looks good with the sets of steps beside the kit. It also showed the arrival of the band coming down on to the stage. Look out for it should be repeated later on in the week beginning 27/03/00.
[From: Robert Mansell]
On Friday I was at Meadowhall in Sheffield and this Sunday they were doing what they call a "Dummy Run" which was to get as many people dressed up as shop dummys(400 or something) for a world record. Anyway on the trailer for this in the oasis (Food court) on the big tv screen at the end there was somebody dressed up as Gene in full regalia and makeup, now not being able to go on Sunday to look around I don't know if there was someone dressed up as Gene but who knows!
|11 O'Clock Show|
[From: Steve Doherty]
Kiss were mentioned on the 11 o'clock show on channel four last week. They were interviewing Jason Donovan -they showed a picture of him in makeup from when he was doing the rocky horror picture show and Ian Lee said "you look like gene Simmons from kiss BRILLIANT"
|25th March 2000 CD:UK KISS mention|
[From: Steve Knight via KISSin' UK mailing list]
My favourite woman, Cat Deeley, has just this minute done a quick news item report on CD:UK about the KISS Immortals webisodes. Why is there never a video spare when you need one! Never mind. It was just a 30 second voice over concert footage but all publicity is good - and this one sounded unbiased to me!!!
|22th March 2000 KIZZ - First Gig|
first gig for Northern Ireland tribute band KIZZ is penciled in
for Saturday 15th April at Rosetta Bar, Belfast.
Visit the KIZZ page for more info!
|21th March 2000 KISS Forever Band|
Forever Band is an excellent tribute from Hungary, they have
kindly sent me a copy of their promotional video and some
pictures. The best news is that they are considering touring the
UK this year!
Visit KISS Forever Bands page for more info!
[From: Martin Goulden]
I don't know if you have already seen this months Classic Rock, it has a small reference to the farewell tour and also mentions a visit to the UK & Europe, as yet no confirming dates. (Here's hoping we may get at least one show)
|20th March 2000 Clownwhite delayed|
Due too a technical fault with our printer, issue 4 was slightly delayed. However, it's now ready and will be out to everybody on Wednesday this week - looks real good too! Our sincere apologies to fans for the wait. Even better news is that issue 5 is being worked on as we speak and is turning out to be a truly 'phenomenal' edition. We'll be loading the next one with photo's from the 'Farewell' tour like NO other magazine. Sunglasses are definitely advisable when viewing. You've been warned!!! Publication date is June 7th 2000.
|More Paul & Gene pics|
|Marty Temme, who sent in
those cool pictures of Paul last week has sent in 4 more from
his collection. Thanks a lot Marty! All pictures are also
available on the pictures page.
|19th March 2000 "Anaheim, Life is full of surprises"|
|Here's a report of a
couple of mishaps from last night in Anaheim!:-
[From: Jesse Ramirez]
On Gene's solo, while flying up, he was moving back and forth like a see saw. I bet he was pissed! While coming down, he got stuck so Ace and Paul had to fill in on God Of Thunder. To get Gene down (he got stuck about 4 feet off the ground) 2 roadies ran out, tried to unhook him then grabbed a box (the one Gene uses to throw down the sword after blowing fire) to stand on. Paul attempted to fly out on Love gun....Didn't work. He got stuck around the first 4 rows. Again, the road crew ran out to save Paul. While in mid air Gene sang Love gun, half the song was completed. As Paul returned to the stage (on foot) they started the song over...While Do You Love Me was playing the screen was showing the bands heyday....Lots of memories. Towards the end, a guy ran up on stage. Several guys had to remove him. This is when Paul said "Anaheim, Life is full of surprises".
|18th March 2000 Immortals III / Paul's Guitar|
Bob Gilmartin, VH1]
Episode number 3 for KISS IMMORTALS! "Tadj", the third Kiss installment is up and running. Just click on the link above to surf to the other side into another world!
We also have Paul Stanley's IBANEZ ICEMAN guitar on the VH1 Auction. Check it out!
|Vegas Set List|
|Here's the set list from
the Vegas show - the show that I most wanted to go to but didn't
make it :-( It took place at the brand new Mandalay Bay hotel on
the strip and was a fantastic show by all accounts. No big shake
up's apart from the inclusion of 2,000 Man (about time!!):-
Detroit Rock City, Shout it out loud, Deuce, I love it loud,
Shock me, Firehouse, Do you love me?, Calling dr. love, Psycho circus,
Heaven's on fire, Let me go rock n' roll, 2,000 Man, Ace"s solo ( A little
parasite+she), Lick it up, God of Thunder ( with Gene's antics),
Cold gin, 100,000 years, Love gun, Black Diamond
|14th March 2000 Ace's Jacket|
a bit of KISStory in the shape of one of Ace's costume jackets?
Got a spare few thousand US$ lying around? Pop along to the VH1
KISS auction then, and put in a bid (last time I looked it was
$1500 which was still less than they are prepared to accept!!). Check
out the auction here.
|The good news about the
new set list is that they now appear to be playing Forever!!
Paul sang a solo, all acoustic version at the Tucson Arizona
|Paul Stanley Photos|
Temme, a professional music photographer, has sent in these 2
Paul Stanley pictures taken by himself (you may recognise some
of them). Marty has worked closely with KISS several times in
the past and has his own site where he shows off some of his
other work. Click on the pictures to enlarge them.
Visit Marty's site here.
|KISS Immortals Part 2|
Bob Gilmartin, VH1]
New WEBISODE for KISS IMMORTALS! "ALIEN WORLD", the second Kiss installment is up and running. Just click on the link below to surf to the other side
into another world!
|12th March 2000 Farewell tour|
else get up at 4AM to see 30 minutes of the new show?? Well it
turns out it was only 3 songs, but even though VH1's server was
a bit crap it was still pretty cool. The band were lowered down
to the stage which made for a nice start to the new opening song
- Detroit Rock City. This was followed by Shout It Out
Loud and Heaven's On Fire. Here is what is thought to
be the complete set list (somebody has mentioned that some other
songs such as Unholy & Creatures Of The Night were
played but this has not been confirmed by anyone else so
far), overall there were no great surprises:-
Detroit Rock City, Shout It Out Loud, Heaven's On Fire, Deuce,
Firehouse, Shock Me, Psycho Circus, Calling Dr. Love, Let Me Go Rock & Roll,
Do You Love Me? Into The Void (Ace's Solo), Cold Gin, God Of Thunder,
Lick It Up, I Love It Loud, 100,000 Years, Love Gun, Black Diamond,
I Stole Your Love, Beth, Rock & Roll All Night
|Thanx From Parasite|
Parasite would like to thank all the people that came to see us on march the 4th YES we blew out the electrics and YES Dannys rocket failed but what a great nite. The pub landlord reckons we are the loudest bunch of mothers that he has ever had in the place. All the best Carl No broken hands but loads of burst eardrums Parasite a band for the kiss fans and not just our egos
|11th March 2000 Pepsi Advert / Carl Frehley|
Here's a quick report of the Pepsi advert that KISS filmed the other day. Note that Ace had to leave early during the filming as his father, Carl Frehley, passed away earlier this week. Sincere condolences go out to Ace and his family.
[From: Ad hosers]
|Don't forget that the
farewell tour kicks off tonight in Phoenix, Arizona - and to celebrate
VH1 will be broadcasting part of the event over the web (only
the first half hour though). Make sure you're at http://www.vh1.com/kiss/
pretty early though or you probably wont be able to get a decent
connection (and I mean early 'cause it kicks off at 4AM over
Other KISS related snippets from this week:-
On Tuesday on Mark & Lard's 'Bird Or Bloke' game on Radio1 one of the questions was 'Is Gene Simmons a bird or bloke' - the woman answering got it wrong so Lard told her he was the bass player from KISS (he then asked her the same question again but meant the actress Jean Simmons, so she got it wrong again).
The Demon wrester made an appearance on WCW last night at 7PM
on Channel 5, he entered to the sound of God Of Thunder. Thanks
to Neil Brodie.
|7th March 2000 New Shirts|
cool new T-shirts have just been released over at KISS
Online for the new tour. You've gotta agree that the
full faces on the front & live shot on the back are some of
the best looking KISS T-shirts yet!! Guess who's just gone and
ordered all 4.....
Just watch out for customs charges if you do order any - last
time I ordered 3 shirts from the States DHL hit me with a 25
quid customs bill....
|End of the road...|
|According to Ted
Nugent's web site the Farewell tour will be going on until
sometime in July. However Paul has been quoted to have said that
the end date keeps getting pushed back but he'll go on for
"as long as I can" - it can't go past Autumn as that's
when he reprises his Phantom role on Broadway.
|5th March 2000 KISS Psychos Issue 4|
4 of the great UK KISS fanzine, KISS Psychos, has just been
released. This issue not only includes the usual KISS stuff
(pretty up to date too as it included details of the Farewell
announcement) but also includes issue 3 of the great 'Unholy
Union' too!! As well as that there is also some Union info for
those who haven't yet been converted!
for more info!
|New look news page|
|You may have noticed the
new look News page that went live today, I've tested it on both
IE5 & Netscape 4, but if you have any trouble with the
layout please drop me an E-mail
to let me know. The rest of the site will be changing soon
|3rd March 2000 Clownwhite 4 - 10th March|
|2nd March 2000 New Psycho Circus demo|
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