|28th May 2000 UK Tour mentioned on Teletext|
|Page 451 on Teletext
(Channel 4) has the following article:-
Hopes are rising that Kiss may be coming to the UK later in the year as
|26th May 2000 FHM|
"Just to let you know that there is a four page KISS interview/pictures in the latest FHM, which came out today.....
Sorry to the ladies on the list but this provides an excellent excuse for us guys to buy FHM without admitting that we really want it for the bonus "100 Top Totties of the year" supplement....! LOL! ;-)"
Thanks also to Martin Clay for telling me about this - just a shame they weren't in last months edition with the lurvely Kelly Brook on the cover......
|KISS Camera IS coming out!!!!|
|You may have heard from a few sites that the disposable camera has been cancelled. I have it on very good authority (from the manufacturers) that the camera has already been approved with McGhee Entertainment + KISS and it is definitely going ahead!!! So don't cancel your orders yet!|
|25th May 2000 Pamela Bowen film|
|There's a film called
'Lands End' on C5 tonight at 9PM that stars Pamela Bowen (Paul
Stanley's wife). Thanks to Martin Wombwell for the info.
|23nd May 2000 Nightmare Child|
just been given some more official info on the forthcoming
Psycho Circus game, including a couple of new screenshots and
the artwork that will be used on the packaging and posters.
The in-game soundtrack contains 10 KISS tracks including "Shout It Out Loud" and "God Gave Rock & Roll To You"!
A page full of screenshots is also available.
next issue of KISS
Psychos is currently delayed - Dave expects it to be
released sometime in June.
|Loud Planet KISS poll|
Alan, Loud Planet]
At Loud Planet Magazine we are running a Kiss poll on our website until 3rd
The question posed is:
After the current 'Farewell Tour' should Kiss-
a) Split-up as planned?
b) Record again with current line-up?
c) Reunite with Kulick & Singer?
Our URL is http://www.loudplanet.co.uk
|22nd May 2000 Auction book|
|For anyone interested in
ordering the Auction book mentioned below please note that
Tracks will be stocking it in about a weeks time - it'll cost
£35 + £3 postage.
Tracks will be re-launching their website soon will online
|20th May 2000 Auction book review|
|Okay, the first thing
I've got to say about this book is BUY IT! I don't know how long
it's gonna be available for so get it while you can. This book
is both incredibly cool.... and incredibly saddening at the same
time - KISS really are getting rid of everything. There
are costumes from many tours, guitars, amps, clothing (lots from
80's), handwritten lyrics, original artwork
for album covers, drum kits, gold records, Gene's fake
blood(!)... and some stuff that should have never have made it
into the auction. It seems that Mr Simmons is intent on clearing
his house of anything KISS related - there is even an xmas card
from Paul Stanley in there!
All eras from KISS are covered including clothing & instruments from most tours, even Eric Carrs original Hawk costume that was never used is there, in fact everything that was on show at the official KISS conventions is too. The saddening part of this is when you think how cool it would be to see all this at a convention or in rock museums (where they should be). It's a shame to think that the whole lot is about to be split up all over the world, most of it never to be in the public eye again.
The book is well worth buying, around 180-ish full colour pages, definitely gets pride of place next to KISStory in my collection. It's available in either softback or hardback (both can be signed - at a price). The standard softback edition that I have cost $50 including shipping to the UK (took about 2 weeks to get here). Estimates start at a couple of hundred dollars and go up to phenomenal amounts ($125,000 for a set of Love Gun costumes and mannequins anyone?). If anyone wants to get me that gorgeous Eric Carr drum kit (without doubt one of my favourite items in the auction) it's only estimated at $5000-$10000, and Gene's lovely zippable leather thong (see picture) is only estimated to go for $500 (like I said some stuff should not be here!!).
The auction is split into 2 lots - bidding starts at 1pm on
Saturday 24th June and continues the following day, you are able
to bid online. Visit their website at http://www.butterfields.com/kiss
for more info (same place if you want to order the book).
|Clownwhite 5 news|
Issue 5 of CLOWN WHITE magazine, which was scheduled for a mid-June publication, will now be put back one month until July. The reason for this - we will be traveling to Canada and the USA in June, to catch Kiss in Toronto and Buffalo. The results of this trip will become our MAJOR feature in issue 5 - and a deliberate delay is needed to make sure we can include it. Expect EXCLUSIVE photos and interviews with the band in a 'bumper' issue you won't want to miss. Of course, there'll be all your regulars - news, reviews, comic artwork and feedback - but what we have planned for the main article is really something SPECIAL!!! Our apologies to fans for the slight delay - we hope you think it'll be worth it...
|18th May 2000 TV sightings|
|There were a couple of
KISS sightings on UK TV today:-
Big Breakfast had a quiz between Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, one of the questions asked was 'which song did Paul Stanley & Gene Simmons join you on stage'? They showed pictures of Paul Gene too (I presume this from when Paul & Gene turned up at Donington '87??).
Also, er, Through The Keyhole mentioned KISS and showed a Hold Me, Touch Me picture disc with Paul Stanley's face on it. Apparently it was from DJ's David Hamilton's house.
|17th May 2000 Nightmare Child release date|
|The UK release date for
KISS Psycho Circus: The Nightmare
Child has been set at July 14th on the PC with a
Dreamcast version coming out later in the year. Look out for
more news about the game very soon.
|15th May 2000 Gene boasts about conquests (again)|
DotMusic via Alex Wargacki]
Raucous Kiss star, Gene Simmons claims he's bedded more than 3,000 beauties - and he's got raunchy nude pictures of every one of them to prove it.
And now a published report says the star plans to wallow even deeper by publishing a photo album of his sexual conquests. Simmons denies it, but if it happens his celebrity lovers like Cher, Diana Ross and Shannon Tweed are among the thousands of women terrified that the legendary guitarist will reveal all their sexy bedroom secrets.
Simmons boasts, 'No woman has ever turned me down, most had their pictures
|Nightmare Child at E3|
Format (UK's largest PC mag) has just published this small
report from the E3 show over in LA. Incidentally the LA
Convention Centre where the E3 is held has been decorated with
the inflatable KISS figures for the last few days (thanks to
Daily Radar for the pic).
[From: PC Format]
Check out the latest issue of Metal Hammer - it contains an unusually positive review of the recent San Diego reunion show.
|11th May 2000 Live broadcast|
|Don't forget that
tonight at about 3AM GMT (10PM EST) Pepsi are broadcasting live
from a Farewell Concert.....
|10th May 2000 Knockersville|
|Alyson Wallace has kindly sent in a report from the Knoxville show in Tennessee that took place at the end of April.|
|8th May 2000 BBC Report On Auction|
The BBC have put up a small report of the KISS Auction on their news site, they make a bit of a cock up about the end of the tour though (they've said they'd correct it):-
Kiss to auction off rock memorabilia
|Prophecy Released At Last|
April 30th marked not only the 14th annual New York KISS Expo, but also the long awaited Lunar Moth Records release of "PROPHECY", by Ralph E. Carle. As most of you know, the CD is dedicated to, and features Eric Carr. We had a great time at the show, and the reception from the fans was great. "PROPHECY" features a digitally remastered version of "Your Turn to Cry", written and performed by Eric himself, as well as a rare radio ID that Eric recorded shortly before his passing in late 1991. On hand for the release was former KISS guitarist, Bruce Kulick, who accepted a memorial plaque on behalf of the family of Eric Carr. Eric's family is very excited and supportive of the release of this project. Ralph E. Carle will be appearing on the KISS Expo circuit this year, as well as various television and radio appearances. To order "PROPHECY", click here
|6th May 2000 KISS 20th in Kerrang poll|
|The latest issue of
Kerrang has a poll ('100 bands that shook your world' or some
such crap) and KISS have come 20th (Metallica were 1st). Is it
just me or is this magazine going down hill fast? Bring back
RAW, all is forgiven....
|The UK (region 2)
Detroit Rock City DVD is now available in the shops for about 20
|4th May 2000 KISS Auction|
|Pop along to http://www.butterfields.com/KISS/
if you are interested in taking a look at a KISS auction that
will be taking place on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 at Paramount Theatre at Paramount Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Highlights of the auction are:
More than 800 lots of KISS memorabilia, including costumes, instruments, tour gear, and one-of-a-kind items from the world's most outrageous rock 'n roll band.
|Sweet Pain Wants Your Help!|
|[From: Mich Zwartjes]
Dutch KISS cover band Sweet Pain are making plans to hit the studio again this summer to record another tribute to the Hottest Band in the World! Songs that are being considered for inclusion are "All Hell's Breakin' Loose" and "Room Service." The band plans to have 7 songs on this new cd, and wants the worldwide KISS Army to help pick which ones make the cut! Sweet Pain plays almost every KISS song in the catalog, so click over to the band's website and cast your vote for the songs to be included now! The band is also open for album title suggestions. email@example.com http://www.pain.demon.nl
|2nd May 2000 PCZONE Psycho Circus report|
June issue of PCZONE contains a 1 page article on Psycho Circus:
The Nightmare Child. Overall it's a pretty positive article that
says that this could be the first game to break the mould of
crappy rock band game tie-ins. The game should be released this
Click on the picture to read the article in full - thanks to Terry Adams for the scan.
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