|30th April 2000 Farewell Report - Columbia|
|Ian Muir has just sent me some pictures and a report from the Columbia show.|
KISS Gear page has just been
updated (first time in 2 years!), if you have anything to add to
it please let me know.
|27th April 2000 Clownwhite|
Have you seen Kiss on the 'Farewell Tour'? What did you think? What are your thoughts and views about this final outing? If you have anything (pics or info) that you'd like to see published in the next edition of Clown White magazine - send them in now by e-mail or post. The new issue will be ready mid-June and looks set be a 'Farewell Tour' bonanza! Full of awesome photos/info from the new tour and all your regular features, plus news of something 'BIG' in the works for issue 6.
|26th April 2000 Farewell Report|
|Ian Muir who has just returned from seeing 4 Farwell shows, has sent me a report complete with some cool photos from the shows in Atlanta & Greenville.|
|25th April 2000 Detroit Rock City|
Rock City is out now to hire on VHS, the UK cover is the same
picture that was used in the poster on the right (different to
the US one). There's also some freebie posters lying around at
some video stores so get there quick if you want one (I got one
of the cardboard display ads for it).
If you haven't seen the film it's well worth seeing, like the
back of the video says 'Bill & Ted without the time travel nonsense'.
|24th April 2000 Bruce interview|
[From: Kara Phillips, The Pure Rock Shop]
We are currently featuring an interview Bruce Kulick of Union and an interview with Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater as well as road reports for Union, Warrant, and more! http://www.tprs.com
Someone from the UK has just sent me this report from Saturday's show at Greensboro, however they didn't put a name on the E-mail (which was sent from a Cyber Cafe). If it was you please let me know!!
|20th April 2000 Heat|
[From: Jason P]
Just a quickie. Tiny photo of Stella McCartney wearing that KISS leather jacket again, along with a small mention of Gene Simmons in this week's Heat mag...
|18th April 2000 Gene Simmons Interview|
There is a pretty cool 23 minute long interview available on
the net at FastBand. Gene talks about all the usual stuff, but
this time the interviewer is pretty clued up on KISS which makes
for some interesting conversation. Amongst some of the
forthcoming KISS projects Gene mentions is a KISS casino in Las
|Gene Simmons biography|
New issue of entertainment weekly has a short bit on Gene signing a 6 figure deal to write his biography to be released in 2002. It states "a classic immigrant's tale, mixed with a rock star's story. Here is a man who wears a mask on stage, and the book
will reveal what's behind that"
|Alive IV delayed|
|It looks like Alive IV
isn't going to be released for some time, currently there are
all sorts of rumours flying about (band missed a deadline, Stan
Penridge lawsuit caused a delay, Mercury have ordered all
offices not to promote it, etc etc). But personally I think that
it's probably due to the success of the Farewell Tour, they're
probably going to delay it to cash in better when they start
touring elsewhere, but who knows....
|16th April 2000 New Tracks catalogue|
have just released their latest UK KISS catalogue. This one
features some cool new stuff including:-
|Union on Classic Rock CD|
[From: Keith Hollinshed via mailing list]
Just a quick note to say the new issue of Classic rock has a Union track on the 'free' CD. it's 'Do your own thing' from 'The Blue room'.
|13th April 2000 New Immortals episode|
|KISS Immortals episode 7 is now available at http://www.vh1.com/kiss, in this one you get to see a cool rendition of Within (check out Peter's drums!). All of the episodes are going to be made available to buy on CD very soon.|
|9th April 2000 Dressed To Kill gig|
[From: Gary Banton, Gene in DTK]
This is just a little reminder that DRESSED TO KILL The Official UK KISS Tribute Band will be playing at The Standard, Blackhorse Road, Walthamstow (0208 523 0055) next Saturday night (15/4/00).
Doors open 8pm, tickets are £5. There are 2 support bands and we should be onstage at around 10.15pm or 10.30pm. We will also be playing three new songs in the set!
Hope to see some/all of you there!
|Talking of tribute bands
if you're near Belfast don't forget that KIZZ
have their first gig penciled in
for Saturday 15th April at Rosetta Bar, Belfast.
|9th April 2000 KISS UnAuthorized|
may have heard about KISS UnAuthorized already - it's a brand
new KISS video produced by KISS fans and contains some very cool
footage of the band mostly from the 90's (such as the Rock Hall
Of Fame inductions). It can now be obtained directly from the UK
(in PAL format) from Tracks.
Read the KISS UnAuthorized review here!
|DRC out 24th April|
|Apologies for jumping
the gun a bit - DRC isn't out on video yet. I went into my local
'Choices' yesterday and was told it'll be out on the 24th
(there's a small review in their freebie magazine). They also
had a cardboard advert for it.... which with any luck will find
it's way to me before they chuck it out!!
KISS are 101st out of 500 in a list of most collectable groups in this months Record Collector. This puts us below Madonna but above Alanis Morissette! Beatles were #1.
|7th April 2000 KISS Kinetik Art|
|I mentioned this some time ago but never got round to putting anything up on the site. Basically these are cool new KISS products that let you see a few seconds of animation on a single card/key ring etc. This includes the full morphing KISS solo faces animation that was shown on the reunion tour.... on a key ring!|
|DRC out to hire|
|At last Detroit rock
city is now out to hire on video over here. The following
appeared on an advert from Blockbuster, thanks to Neil Brodie
for the info:-
"Edward Furlong stars in this strange homage to 70s glam
band KISS. The uncomplicated plot involves the attempts of four
teen headbangers to see their idols in concert. Of course when
it comes to the big night itself, the four loose their tickets
and so the entertainment evolves from their varied plans to
trick, sneak and charm their way inside. A pacy comedy evolved
as they try anything to get to see their idols unfurl
their tongues in full scary make-up mode."
|5th April 2000 More on Europe tour!|
seems that the chance of a tour of Europe, Australia & Japan
looks very good at the minute. The band have been totally surprised and overwhelmed at the
response to the Farewell Tour and it is already shaping up to be
bigger than the Alive/Worldwide tour. It will be the biggest grossing Tour in the
US this year by far. It has been said from a source very
close to the band that they will do Europe and Australia/Japan.
Currently they are re-scheduling so many things at present that
it's hard enough coping with the US, so no definite dates or
timescales can be given.
|Exclusive look at latest merchandise - KISS Camera!|
|The latest KISS merchandise is about ready to be sold at the Farewell concerts - only Gene "King of Merchandising" Simmons could think this one up! You know how officially you are not allowed to take cameras into a KISS concert (yeah, right!)? Well Gene has come up with the idea of a disposable KISS camera that you are allowed to take in! But being KISS, this isn't an ordinary camera - it prints the name of a different KISS album on the bottom of each photo! The camera's will be sold at the concerts for $20 (about 13 quid), and should be available in the next few weeks. You have to admit, from a business point of view this is genius!|
|4th April 2000 Glamnation To Rock Sweden!|
[From: Stefan Cedervall / KISS Army Sweden]
Once again, KISS Army Sweden is proud to present a special treat for all fans of KISS and glamrock! In April, Glamnation, featuring Eric Singer (KISS, Black Sabbath), Ryan Roxie (Alice Cooper), Eric Dover (Jellyfish, Slash's Snakepit), Stefan Adika (L.A. Guns, Gilby Clarke) and Teddy ZigZag (Guns n' Roses), rocks Sweden and Norway! Tourdates:
April 20th: Stockholm, Sweden - The Anchor
April 21st: Oslo, Norway - Tors Hammer
April 22nd: Gothenburg, Sweden (venue TBA)
April 23rd: Helsingborg, Sweden - The Tivoli
|3rd April 2000 Union in Sweden|
[From: Stefan Cedervall / KISS Army Sweden]
After a successful tour last fall with several positive reviews in domestic newspapers, KISS Army Sweden is proud to present Union's return to Sweden this summer. Two shows is scheduled, and a third will be announced soon. The first gig is at the Anchor in Stockholm on June the 8th, and the second at Sweden Rock Festival in Solvesborg on June the 10th. Other artists confirmed to perform at the festival includes Alice Cooper, Dio, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Saxon and Thin Lizzy, amongst others. Futher details and updates available at http://www.kissarmysweden.com . International visitors, click button "In English".
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