February 2001
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25th February 2001 Eric Singer on DVD
[From: Karlito]
The Alice Cooper - Brutally Live DVD is out now featuring Eric Singer, and quite good it is, too. It is a recording of a concert many of us may be familiar with - it was 
recorded at the Hammersmith Appollo last July. I am quite pleased at the amount of coverage Eric gets on the DVD. I am also quite proud of myself as my voice can be clearly heard telling the guy who shouts 'F*CK OFF KISS' at the end of Eric's solo to kindly sit down, in the nicest possible manner, of course.
 
Updates
The Farewell Views section has been updated at last, apologies to everyone that submitted their view ages ago. I've been busy creating a new way of getting KISS headlines to your desktop which is why it's been a little quiet around here for a while - look out for the release in a week or two.
 
Alive 2 mention on C5
[From: Phil Jocelyn]
Just saw the end of some program on ch5 today, called behind the music. as it finished they showed some album covers from the '70's.....and showed alive 2....but blink and u would have missed it. cheers, phil.
 
24th February 2001 Legal Racket's KISS night
[From: Jez, Legal Racket]
Thought I would send you an email of our Kiss night we have just done in Bahrain in the Middle East. We are a covers band from Scarborough UK named "Legal Racket", playing a bar called Diggers 6 nights a week until May.

Anyway we thought it would be a cool idea to do a Kiss tribute night. Here are a few pics for you.
Picture 1 (Ace)
Picture 2 (Paul)
Picture 3 (Group)
Picture 4 (Gene)
 
Richie Scarlet news
[From: Paul Newcomb]
Richie is still working on the new album and it looks like May now for UK release. Ace and the legendary Leslie west look set to guest on the same track if all goes well. They get on really well together and always have a great laugh. Ace was up at Richies last week, he lives at Mill Brook studios. 

Richie has today left for about 10 dates with Leslie and then in March they are off to Canada with Lynyrd Skynyrd for 3 weeks. Richie expects to be in UK in the summer firstlty with Mountain and may stay over to do some solo dates.
 

Men & Motors
[From: SJ Pawlin]
Q.† When is the only time U can watch the Granada Men & Motors Channel?
A.††When y'missus goes out with her mates.

Such an event happened last Friday.† So there I was watching some trash on Men & Motors - some 'glamour girl' (loose term) talking about how she got in2 the glamour industry - anyway, this bird was talking about how Men & Motors had put 2gether
a girl band called 'Rock Fillies' and she was in it.† 'How very naff' I thought 2 myself.††So, that Manchester bloke who used 2 be on 'The Word' (can't remember the guy's name) was asking 'Rock Fillies' some questions when he comes out with 'Your 1st song is a KISS song isn't it?'† At which point I spit out my beer and scrabble around 4 a tape (I wasn't taping it already, honest...) just as he says "Is it 'I Was Made 4 Lovin' U'?".† Well, anyway, cue one interesting club-style version of IWMFLY with 4 female singers.† BIZARRE!† Actually, it was quite reminiscent of the version recorded by unknown Aussie act 'Mr Saturday' a few years ago....

And as an even less tenable link 2 KISS try watching 'High Fidelity' with Jack Cusack (out now on video!) and listen out 4 the wonderfully gorgeously Welsh Catherine Zeta-Jones talking about "Gene Simmons of KISS" in the background
when she 1st appears on screen...†
Toodle-oo.

SJ.
 
21th February 2001 Atlanta KISS Expo
[From: Ralphe Carle]
Sunday, Feb. 18th marked the date for the Atlanta KISS Expo, at the Hilton Atlanta Northeast, in Norcross, GA.† Hundreds of avid KISS fans filed in to pay homage to the Hottest Band in the World.† Fans and collectors of all ages were able to find just about every KISS collectable under the sun, thanks to the vast turnout of the best KISS dealer in the country, and abroad!!!† Fans were also treated to photo/autograph sessions and QandAs with former KISS guitarists, Bruce Kulick and Mark St. John, as well as WCW star, the Demon.† Also on hand for the show was Lunar Moth Recording artist Ralph E Carle.† Ralph appeared for the the first time in this PROPHECY makeup, and spent the day signing photos and copies of his Eric Carr dedicated CD.†† Later in the night, Ralph hit the stage for a solo acoustic performance of songs from PROPHECY, and well as KISS Classics Comin Home, Every Time I Look at You, and 2000 Man!!!†† The night closed with a performance by KISS Tri  Visit LUNAR MOTH RECORDS†for all the lasted news and updates on PROPHECY by Ralph E Carle, and his upcoming live album Ralph E Carle- Dog Whistle LIVE!?
 !
Aussie KISS Expo
[From: Nicola Ciccarone]
KISS ARMY INTERNATIONAL/STRIKE mag. proudly†presents the 6th ANNUAL AUSSIE KISS EXPOS.

SOME OF THE†MAIN HAPPENINGS†OF THE DAY ARE:
  • ALL-DAY KISS VIDEOS SHOWN ON A GIANT SCREEN WITH UNRELEASED TV AND LIVE FOOTAGE (including unseen live and backstage footage from the Pay-Per_View concert in East Rutherford on June 27th 2000).
  •  PRIZES TO BE GIVEN AWAY THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT WITH SOME OF THESE COMPETITIONS INCLUDING:
    GUESS THE SOLO COMPETITION
    GUESS THE VIDEO COMPETITION
    TRIVIA QUESTIONS COMPETITION
    BEST MAKE-UP COMPETITION...
    KISS TATTOOS COMPETITION
    LONGEST TONGUE COMPETITION
    KARAOKE COMPETITION.
    PRIZES INCLUDE: AUTOGRAPHED
    MATERIAL, KISS GUITAR PICKS AND
    KISS ARMY INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE.
  • KISSTERIA TRIBUTE BAND LIVE IN CONCERT.
  • MERCHANDISE WILL BE AVAILABLE. THERE WILL BE LOTS OF STANDS OVERLOADED WITH KISS MEMORABILIA FROM EUROPE AND AMERICA INCLUDING ALL THE LATEST OFFICIAL U.S. MERCHANDISE.

MELBOURNE - SATURDAY, MARCH 3rd 2001
at the ETís (EDWARDS TAVERN)
211 High Street - Prahran, VIC - Tel. 03-9510-9897

THE EXPO WILL START AT 6:00 PM UNTIL LATE - TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR AT $10 PER HEAD
For more information, please write to: NICOLA CICCARONE - 2 / 49 ROSE STREET - COBURG, VIC. 3058 - fax 9383-5900 - nicostrike@hotmail.com 
 

19th February 2001 New UK Tribute Band!
We may have been snubbed by KISS themselves, but the UK has produced some great KISS tributes - and now there's one more! Psycho Circus come from Peterborough in East Anglia and are just starting to get a set list put together, they always open with Psycho Circus and mainly play the classic stuff. The band consists of Kevin Curtis (Paul), Chris Maltby (Ace), Aaron B.Z (Peter) and Mike Thompson (Gene), expect some pictures and tour dates soon!
 
15th February 2001 Cool Cat or extra from KISS meets Phantom?
Here courtesy of KISS Online is Eric Singer ready for his old-new job. It's kind of weird seeing this, I would have much preferred Eric to be his own character, but there ya go. So far this picture has impressed a lot of fans... and upset a lot too. Good luck Eric!
13th February 2001 KISS News in Dutch
[From: Michel Zwartjes]
To all people who read and understand the dutch language: I am doing the translation in dutch for gerhard wimmers site KissNews.net you can reach this site at
http://members.chello.at/erwin.vanek/Holland/NewsHolland.htm 
this is done by a Kissfan for all Kissfans! check it out!
 
11th February 2001 Gene Interview online
[From: Jonathan, EddieTrunk.com]
KISS frontman Gene Simmons gave his exclusive comments on the latest KISS  happenings in the band for the overseas farewell tour.

Last Saturday, the Demon called Eddie Trunk during Saturday Night Rocks and  gave KISS fans answers as to what happened with Peter Criss.

For over 20 minutes, Eddie Trunk asked the questions that all KISS fans wanted to hear, and the full interview is up now at eddietrunk.com in Real Audio format. 
 
New KISS Tribute Record
[From: KISS Forever Band]
I've got some news for you, we have finished our first KISS tribute album! I'm very happy and excited at what will be the reception, I hope you will hear this album. This is a really good tribute album to my mind. We made 12 songs re-recorded and 2 remixes from the same 12 songs. This is the set list:
-I was made for lovin'you
-God gave r'n'r to you
-Domino (latin version)
-Love Gun
-Firehouse
-I love it loud
-Callin' Dr.Love
-R'n'R' all nite
-2ooo Man
-Shock me
-Black Diamond
-Beth
+ I was made...(Disco remix)
This album will release in April 2001.

Thank you and best regards
Pocky Demon from KISS FOREVER BAND
 
9th February 2001 Alive 4 & Spitfire?
[From: Melodicrock.com via Gary Banton]
Spitfire Records are in the front running to release Kiss' long delayed and  fought over Alive 4 album. The band have been shopping the release after Mercury Records passed on the  release. The band are now rumored to be completely free from their Mercury contract.
 
7th February 2001 Gene Simmons Autobiography 
A UK publishing house is currently trying to acquire the rights to publish Gene Simmons' autobiography over here in the UK. More news as I get it.
 
Limited Edition Re-releases
[From: Mike Lee, Planet X]
The following limited edt Kiss titles using the original LP artwork on card slip cases will be repressed for initial orders only in Japan on the 7th March 2001 which I hope will be of interest to you and your members.

PHCR-94040 KISS KISS (LTD PAPER SLEEVE) 
PHCR-94041 KISS HOTTER THAN HELL (LTD PAPER SLEEVE) 
PHCR-94042 KISS DRESSED TO KILL (LTD PAPER SLEEVE) 
PHCR-94043 KISS DESTROYER (LTD PAPER SLEEVE) 
PHCR-94044 KISS ROCK AND ROLL OVER (LTD PAPER SLEEVE) 
PHCR-94045 KISS LOVE GUN (LTD PAPER SLEEVE) 
PHCR-94046 KISS DYNASTY (LTD PAPER SLEEVE) 
PHCR-94051 KISS UNMASKED (LTD PAPER SLEEVE) 
PHCR-94055/6 KISS KISS ALIVE! (LTD PAPER SLEEVE) 
PHCR-94057/8 KISS ALIVE II (LTD PAPER SLEEVE) 

Each individual Japanese cd has a dealer price of £15.50 and the double cds at £25.99.

Planet X
25b Effingham Road
Haringey
London
N8 0AA
Tel : ++44 (0) 208 348 0307
Fax : ++44 (0) 870 052 7774
 
3rd February 2001 Eric Singer news
KISS Fan Shop have some interesting news about Eric Singer, it seems he is contracted for Australia, Japan and perhaps some further shows, he will not be wearing Peter's make-up and finally KISS are apparently in talks with a German promoter. KISS Fan Shop can be reached here.
 
2nd February 2001 BBC comment on Peter
BBC Online have an article about Peter leaving KISS as one of their main entertainment headlines today. They still need to read their KISStory though - "the
band even split entirely at one point" and "Gene Simmons, Lead Guitarist"!!?? You can read the full article by clicking here.
 
Donna's Jacket
[From: Gary Slater]
Flicking through channels this morning I noticed Donna Air on the Big Breakfast had one of the '70's satin KISS jackets on ( Logo Shoulder to Shoulder and all over flames print ) well tasty....and the jacket !
 


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