|30th October 2001|
|Don't forget that the
KISS episode of Millennium is on the Sci-Fi channel tonight at
9PM (channel 130 on SKY Digital).
Weds 28th Nov - N.Y. Steel
Ace Frehley is putiing together his old band for a special N.Y. show on Weds 28th Nov for in aid of a NYFD/NYPD Charity night. Tickets are available from The Hammerstein Ballroom or Ticketmaster. Anyone travelling from the UK can contact Paul Newcomb at Trigger Happy Music Co for more details. (email@example.com) Richie and Budgie will hopefully be available to sign copies of their new albums.
Ace will be joined by his old mates Richie Scarlet and Steve 'Budgie' Werner. Ace has just played on two tracks for Richie new album 'The Insanity of Life' which will be released in Europe in February. Werner is now with the N.Y. band Jesse Evans and the Crash who have been getting major support from the U.K.s' Total Rock Radio and Classic Rock magazine.
They will be joined by Twisted Sister, Sebastian Bach and Anthrax for
a great one off show. Now where did I put my mascara ?
|29th October 2001 KISS sightings|
|2 KISS sightings today,
one on Radio 1, another on the Big Breakfast.
[From: Wendy Panter]
[From: Phil Jocelyn]
|27th October 2001 Fantastic KISS art|
it or not the picture to the right is actually a painting and
not a photo! It comes from Michele Fusco, a brilliant artist
from the USA. She has produced not only some great pictures of
KISS but also of Ace, the Ace gallery really has to be seen to
be believed. Some of the pictures contain 3D glitter effects to
enhance the effect, such as Gene's spikes in the picture to the
right. A lot of her work is available to buy and she also
accepts commissions for private pieces. Fans of Alice Cooper
won't be disappointed either as an Alice gallery can also be
found on her site.
Her site is called the Ace Artists Gallery and can be found
|Gene figure at Forbidden Planet|
Just had the new catalogue from Forbidden Planet and they are selling a new Gene figure, same as the Alive figure but a 12 inch version, priced at 24.99. Kev
|25th October 2001 Gene at From Hell premiere|
Stacie from DNAstudio has kindly sent me a picture of Gene with his KISS mobile phone from the recent From Hell premiere. Click on the pic to see the full version.
All of the From Hell pictures can be seen here
|Thanks to everyone that responded
to the request for fans from the 70's, I have forwarded all of
your details onto the BBC. The beeb is producing the show and
wanted to include the views of fans which makes a nice change.
As soon as I hear further info I will post it here. Cheers,
|KISS come to Manchester|
Well, not quite....
DRESSED TO KILL will play a special 'Halloween Night' show (sponsored by 'Budweiser') at....
THE HARD ROCK CAFE, MANCHESTER!!!
Date: Wed 31st October 2001
Onstage Time: 10pm
Also, we have lots more dates to add to the schedule for 2002.... and more still to come! Click here for gig details.
Also, the Sat 1st Dec gig at Folkestone is cancelled
(actually it turns out it was never confirmed!) And, the
Ulverston gig is on Saturday 22nd December (NOT Fri the 21st!).
|21st October 2001 Pre-order Boxset from Amazon UK|
UK now have both versions of the boxset available to
order as an import. The standard version costs £58.99 whereas
the delux one (with guitar case shaped box and hardback book)
|18th October 2001 BBC - "Washington benefit loses Jagger and Kiss"|
Mick Jagger will not perform at Michael Jackson's Washington benefit concert for the victims of the 11 September attacks on the US.
A spokeswoman for the singer said that he never committed to the 21 October gig but he
will sing at Paul McCartney's New York benefit the night before.
But in a statement, the band said: "After starting initial physical
preparation, it became apparent that increasing pain and the possibility of further
damage would not allow him to meet the intense physical demands of a Kiss
|17th October 2001 Union in LA!|
I've just been sent this from Scot Youngerman who went to one of the Union gigs in LA at the weekend:-
"It was a totally intimate setting about 50 people were there and plenty of room for more. The band was there early and Bruce was soooo classy, he was basically greeting people at the door. I bought his new album "Audio Dog" and he gladly signed it for me. He is a true Gentleman. Musically they played about two hours and they Rocked!!! I will send you a play list later...I have to compile it yet I have it written on a napkin . Best song by far was "I walk alone" the warm up band played Shock Me! that was neat. I'll write more later..."
|16th October 2001 DTK gig cancelled|
|Please note that the
Dressed To Kill gig in Lincoln this Friday (19th) has been
cancelled. You can see a full list of the remaining gigs this
year on the DTK page.
|15th October 2001 Gene Simmons bio - UK release|
|The Gene Simmons autobiography, 'KISS and Make-up', will not be released in the UK until 7 February 2002 (this has come direct from the publishers). I should have a preview copy of the jacket cover soon along with some other info, I will add it to the site as soon as possible.|
If you have answered yes to most of the above then you may be
interested in this. A major UK TV company are looking for a few
fans (that cover the criteria mentioned above) for a documentary
about the evolution of heavy rock. The program isn't only about
KISS it will be covering other bands too such as Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin.
If you feel that you could help please E-mail me at Paul@kissinuk.com
|10th October 2001 Classic Rock|
|The new edition of
Classic Rock is in the shops now, it features 28 pages of KISS
including reviews of all their albums! Unfortunately the interview
is only with Gene & Paul, but even still you have you to buy
this! There's also a review of almost every KISS album along
with comments from Gene, an article on comics and another on the
merchandise. All eras of KISS are covered from the 70's right
through to the present day. Not a lot of new stuff is mentioned
in the interview but Gene does hint that a tour of Europe isn't
totally out of the question, they're just not ready to tour at
I remember when Classic Rock first started one of the
contributors told me to look out for a KISS issue, I didn't
think it was take this long but nice one guys!!
|Ace & Lymes disease|
|Ace was heard saying on
a radio show in NY a few days ago that he has been suffering
from Lyme Disease, this has now also been confirmed by KISS
Online. Lyme disease isn't serious, it's spread by ticks and can
cause arthritis if it isn't treated, but hopefully the Spaceman
is well on his way to a fast recovery.
|9th October 2001 KISS in charity concert?|
Monday October 8 9:24 PM ET
Jagger, Jackson, Aerosmith Set for Charity Concert
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rock 'n' roll luminaries including Mick Jagger,
Aerosmith (news - web sites) and Kiss will perform at an eight-hour concert
in Washington D.C. on Oct. 21 to raise funds for victims of the Sept. 11
attacks, organizers said on Monday.
Also in the line-up are pop stars Michael Jackson, Ricky Martin and Aaron
Carter, soul icons James Brown and Rev. Al Green, and rival boy-bands 'N
Sync (news - web sites) and Backstreet Boys (news - web sites), promoter
Clear Channel Entertainment said in a statement.
Clear Channel spokeswoman Rachel Gary said about 18 to 20 acts would
perform. Additions will be announced when details are confirmed, she said.
Click here to read the full Yahoo article
|8th October 2001 KISS in Classic Rock|
Robert Mansell via mailing list]
I thought I'd let you know about a UK mag about to be published with a HUGE Kiss feature. Classic Rock #33 (November 2001) It features Kiss on the cover, and has 30(!) pages devoted to Kiss, including a history, Kiss collectibles, Kiss comics, interview, discography and over 40 pictures!
[KUK] Note that KISS Online have also reported that Paul & Gene took part in a special photo shoot for this issue!
|That jacket... again!|
Sunday magazine that came with the News Of The World contained
yet another picture of Stella McCartney with her KISS jacket
(thanks to Kev for the picture). It also gave away where
everyone is getting them from - it seems Laden
in Brick Lane, London has had a limited supply recently.
According to the mag they are going for £35.
I've been in touch with Laden to see whether they are original 70's jackets and also to see if they can be ordered online. I received the following reply today:-
"We understand that the jackets are original, but will not be having them on
the site because we can only get hold of a limited number. They can be
ordered by ringing 0207 247 0787 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org"
Please mention the site if you order one of them!
|7th October 2001 KISS and Make-Up preorder at Amazon|
are doing a pre-order on the new Gene Simmons autobiography (due
December). It is currently £15.83 but this seems to be the US
edition (the UK edition may be cheaper once it's released).
Thanks to Graeme Piper for the info.
I may have some promo material to give away very soon....
|5th October 2001 Gene Simmons autobiography|
|As reported back in Feb
a UK company tried to obtain the rights to the Gene Simmons
autobiography - KISS and make up. The good news for UK fans is
that they were successful in obtaining the rights, this means
that it will definitely get a proper release over here, complete
with promotion. In the near future I should have some more info
on this, but for the time being I've been told "It is a fantastic read and has got some great photographs
from his personal collection. We're really excited by it.".
Look out for more news soon!
|3rd October 2001 Box Set track list!|
|The track list for the
long awaited boxset has at last been released, there's not too
many surprises in there but I'll hold my judgement for when I
get my copy! It's released on November 20th, more information
can be found over at launch.com.
One thing though, it's nice to see that all eras of KISS are
well represented, however only 30 of the 94 tracks are
unreleased. Many thanks to Launch.com and KISS Asylum for the info.
|1st October 2001 Bruce Kulick interview|
Hi. My name is Nadia and my husband and I are from Beverly Hills, CA. I invite you to drop by our site to read an interview with Bruce Kulick of KISS.
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