|28th February 2002 Private party|
GeneSimmons.com KISS will be playing an offshore private gig
next week. The current rumour going around is that it is for the
Sultan of Brunei who stages private concerts every year. Whether
that is true or not is another matter.
|Another UK date has been
added to the Torpedo Girls UK tour, it's at The Knight bar in Macclesfield
click here for more details.
|New UK bootleg mailing list|
|UK KISS fan Robert
Mansell has just started a mailing list discussing and trading
KISS bootlegs. Click over to http://groups.yahoo.com/subscribe/KISSBoots
to join up.
|UK KISS trade site|
|Good day for UK KISS
trading, not only is there a new mailing list but Jon Hindley
has just started a new trading site. Check it out at http://mysite.freeserve.com/thekissarchives/
|27th February 2002 KISS Live In Las Vegas DVD|
Joop van Pelt]
The new DVD KISS Live In Las Vegas will be released in Holland and a few other European countries through the same label that put out The Second Coming overhere. Check out the very cool cover as it appeared in their brandnew catalog, in which they state: "October 29, 1999 the entire KISS Army was ready for a live webcast from Las Vegas of their favorite group& and then the internet crashed. Now for all those fans here's that webcast on DVD& guaranteed crashproof!" An exact release date seems unknown at the moment, however.
New issue KISS Kollector out now
|26th February 2002 KISS & Winter Olympics|
are a few pictures for those that missed KISS playing Rock And
Roll All Nite at the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics.
Their performance was pretty damn good, they played on a
moving/spinning stage complete with a couple of figure skaters
dancing around them, as expected Eric Singer was on the drums.
Ace's Catherine wheel misfired and went limp but apart from that
it was great..... unless you happened to have the privilege of
Barry Davies talking through half of it (good old BBC).
Click here to see the pictures!
|KISS songs used during hockey final|
Robert Mansell via mailing list]
2 KISS songs were used at the Olympic Ice Hockey Final:-
I Love It Loud was used regularly similarly as to how Queens We Will Rock You is used !! Also when Canada scored the 4th goal which basically sealed the win, Rock And Roll All Nite was played while the Canadians celebrated !
|24th February 2002 KISS & Winter Olympics|
|The closing ceremony for
the Winter Olympics will be shown on BBC1 tonight from 01:50
- 04:00. I don't know what time KISS will be playing Rock
& Roll All Nite but hopefully the Beeb won't miss them
From BBC Online:-"Teenage singer Charlotte Church is set to star in the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics at Salt Lake City.
The 16-year-old from Cardiff joins an impressive array of
American musical talent including Kiss, Bon Jovi, 'N
Sync, Christina Aguilera, Moby, Gloria Estefan and Earth Wind
|22nd February 2002 Torpedo Girls 2nd date|
|A second date has been
confirmed for The Torpedo Girls UK tour later this year, it is
on 19th Sep in Southend on Sea. Please check the new Torpedo
Girls page for full gig details, I will update this page
with further dates as soon as I receive them.
|21st February 2002 Torpedo Girls target UK|
We are in preparation of some gigs of THE TORPEDO GIRLS in the UK for the second half of the year.
Now, the first contract is ready:
On saturday, 21.09.2002, Germany's KISS- tribute THE TORPEDO GIRLS will move to the UK and play their show at Workington's "Monroe's Bar"! See and hear songs from KISS that the original's never, or almost never, played live on stage, like "All American Man", "Speeding back to my baby", "Tonight you belong to me" or "Flaming youth"!
THE TORPEDO GIRLS
a KISS tribute from germany
More gigs are going to be prepared...
best regards, take care
|19th February 2002 KISS to close winter olympics!|
|Next Sunday (24th) KISS
will be playing Rock & Roll All Nite as part of the closing
ceremony of the Winter Olympics!
|Matt Cawley has kindly sent in some cool pictures of Bruce in Sydney to go with his report. There's some live pics along with some of Bruce's signing session in Utopia Records.|
|Exposed on DVD|
|KISS Exposed will be
getting a DVD release on March 26th in North America (region 1),
currently no sign of any other regions yet.
|16th February 2002 Region 2 version of Las Vegas DVD|
|Joop van Pelt from KISS
Kollector has just informed me that the 'KISS Live in
Las Vegas' DVD will be released as a region 2 disk. It will contain
4 'live/lipsynch' songs plus interviews with fans, and they're now thinking of possible extra features.
|15th February 2002 Mojo|
mentioned yesterday the latest Mojo (March 2002) features Gene
Simmons on the cover alongside a fair few other artists, I now
have a couple of pictures from the mag. The article is called
'100 Hipsters and legends, icons and visionaries, movers and
shakers' and asks 100 of Mojo's favourite artists to name their
heroes and the effect they've had on their life. Gene lists
Superman as his hero, saying that it was him that made Gene
realise that scaling heights was possible even if you are
different to everyone else.
is features alongside the likes of Paul McCartney, Tony Bennett,
Alice Cooper, Diana Ross, Pete Townsend, Lemmy, Cher and Mick
There is also a classic quote from Ace (with a small pic) on
page 13, it's about Gene calling him a moron during some promo
for Gene's book:- "Everybody knows I'm a fuck-up. Oh
well, good luck with the book"!!!
|Kerrang hits new heights...|
|Believe it or not the
once monster or all rock mags, Kerrang, is now the biggest
selling weekly music mag on the world! They have just overtaken
NME to the top spot. Read
the full story over at BBC.
|14th February 2002 Newsbits|
The latest issue of Mojo magazine features an article on 100 rock idols, or most influential, or some such. Anyway, it's got one of those fold-out cover things that makes the cover 3 times it's normal size. Featured on the cover are the said influential musicians (or whatever it's about) cleverly pasted together to make it look like they are all in the same shot looking up towards the camera. The fold-out features our favourite Demon believe it or not. Indeed, this mild surprise borders on sheer delirium when you open up the mag and spot that Gene has a half-page on his favourite Jewish hero, Superman. Haven't read it yet, I was skint. Looks good though. Maurice (Mo-reece!)
[From: Martin Wombwell]
|13th February 2002 Gene on Late Night with Conan O'Brien|
|Gene Simmons will be a
guest on Late Night With Conan O'Brien on Sun 17th Feb in the
those that don't know Conan is the guy that introduced the
reunion press conference in 1996). It should be shown on CNBC (Sky Digital C510)
at 20:45. Thanks to Aingel for the info.
|12th February 2002 Bruce Kulick in Sydney - report|
|Matt Cawley has kindly
sent in a report from Bruce Kulick's recent signing session and
live show in Sydney on 2nd Feb. Matt has also said that he has
some photos that he will send later on, from the sounds of it it
looks like the live show was excellent (Bruce played some KISS
songs with a band called Stand).
Click here to read Matts Bruce Kulick report
|Possible German show?|
this is Mike Stone from Kiss tribute rockers THE TOREPDO GIRLS, Germany.
Since two days now, there are interesting news about a KISS show, together with Germany's RAMMSTEIN, on 31.08.2002 in Lausitz! This date is already made official by the organisation of the race car- company that will arrange this show (a bigger festival) together with a fat car- race- event!
If there's somebody able to read german, here's the official homepage to read these informations in original:
Best regards and see ya soon,
|11th February 2002 More info on the Vegas DVD|
|I now have a few more
details about the Vegas DVD, it appears that it is indeed
unofficial - it is the Pixelon concert from 1999 which was
broadcast live over the net (not the Farewell show from 2000
sadly). Unfortunately that particular show was lip-synched hence
probably isn't first on the list of concerts most fans want to
see on DVD. I believe some people are now trying to put a stop
to the release.
|10th February 2002 New KISS live DVD!|
|I have just received
some sketchy details about a new KISS DVD called 'KISS Live
in Las Vegas'. It is supposed to be released on 15th Feb
but sadly it looks like it is only available with region 1
encoding. More info as I get it.
NOTE: It appears that this may be an unofficial release. You can obtain more details from Amazon.com by clicking here.
|Gene's interview with Terry Gross|
|Someone has kindly transcribed part of Gene's controversial interview with
Terry Gross, according to the radio station Gene has refused
them permission to print the interview. You can read it at:-
Also, if you go to the link below you will find a link to download an MP3 of the entire interview:- http://www.csua.berkeley.edu/~danh/npr/
Here's the closing dialog from the interview:-
TG : I'd like to think the personality you presented on our
show today is a persona that you've affected as a member of
Kiss, but that you're not nearly as obnoxious
|Colour KISS logos for Eriksons|
Just thought i would let you know that i have a worlds first!
I have designed some colour logos for the ericsson T68 mobile phone which can be uploaded from my site!
|KISS Trading Cards in the UK|
I am a trading card dealer here in the UK. We stock a large collection of Kiss Trading Cards/ Binders and Chase Sets. DMCCollectableWebPage
We now have in stock the NEW Kiss ALIVE trading cards by NECA.
Unit 51 Canal View, Hatfield Road, Thorne,
Doncaster, DN8 5GD (England)
Tel. +44 (0) 1405 818522 Fax. +44 (0) 1405 81852
|7th February 2002 Gene Simmons Tongue|
Allen Tuller, publisher Gene Simmons Tongue]
Hi...it's that Gene Simmons Tongue publisher again! Just want to keep you loyal fans in the loop to what's been going on. We're still moving and grooving, putting together more stories, getting more photos' and simply putting together the pieces of the puzzle. We are shooting for a May 21st on-sale date! It may sound like a long ways away but in actuality we will go to press in only 8 short weeks... Subscribers will actually get the first issue even earlier and the subscription page is all set to go and take your orders.
We plan on starting out with four issues a year but if demand calls for it (and I know it will!!) we may go straight into a 6X frequency and then go monthly in the year ahead. The magazine will be $3.99 but you can get the first 4 issues delivered right to your door for only $6.99! That's a 56% discount...Isn't America great! Just go to http://www.genesimmonstongue.com and sign up! Okay, enough sales pitch, here's what's going on.
Gene, Steve, yours truly and the whole GS Tongue team have been working our asses off talking to celebrities, recording artists and gorgeous girls (I love this job!), setting up stories for our first few issues. The Demon himself has interviewed Fred Durst and Hugh Hefner and has been our man on the scene at many tough assignments such as the Adult Video Awards and The Miss Nude USA contest. I've even given Gene a camera so we can get photographic evidence of what I'll call "Gene's World
I put up a sample cover design on the web site with some cover stories but keep in mind the Premiere Issue will feature a well known celebrity and that this cover was just made up for display and promotional materials.......So please don't bombard me with E-mails saying "Who is that?"
I am open to any story suggestions that you guys might have and I'm crazy enough to ask you to send me any that you might have...the magazine is for you and I want to hear what you want to read about! I appreciate your input but don't get mad at me if I cannot respond to all my E-mails...I promise to look at all the ideas and discuss them with Gene and the GSTongue Magazine team...
I'll keep ya posted...Thanks!
|6th February 2002 Lane Bryant show tonight @ midnight|
|The Lane Bryant show will be broadcast over the web live tonight starting at midnight (GMT). According to KISS Online they played 5 songs (SHOUT IT OUT LOUD, LICK IT UP, GOD OF THUNDER, LOVE GUN, ROCK AND ROLL ALL NIGHT) while the models, including Anna Nicole Smith (see picture, more over at Yahoo) strutted their stuff down the runway.|
|Lane Bryant show mention in local paper|
Just thought I would write to let you know that on reading my local evening paper I came across a pic of none other than KISS. The pic was taken at the Lane Bryant Fashion show in New York. It shows all four members (including Ace), with Eric Singer in Peter's make-up. The pic was taken at the conclusion of the show and they appear with Anna Nicole Smith and some other female, whom I didn't recognise..............Pic appeared in the Evening Telegraph which is distributed throughout the Tayside area. This is the second or third time Ace has appeared in this paper as he was in for drink driving charges years ago when KISS were on tour in the UK.
|5th February 2002 Gene Simmons Tongue Magazine|
|I have just received
some feedback as to the availability of the new Gene
Simmons Tongue magazine in the UK. I've been told that the
magazine will indeed be on sale in the UK, but distribution will
be limited. I'm guessing that this means the most likely places
to find it will be the usual places for US magazine (Borders,
Tower Records etc). More news soon.
|2nd February 2002 Richie Scarlet touring with Mountain|
PRESS RELEASE 02/02/02
MOUNTAIN and STRAY U.K. Tour 2002
We are pleased to confirm the following dates for Mountains UK Tour. Original members Leslie West and Corky Laing will be joined by Richie Scarlet on bass. Special guests will be Del Bromham and Stray.
Thurs 28/2 Southampton - The Brook
Fri 01/3 London - The Mean Fiddler
Sat 02/3 Swansea - Patti Pavillion
Sun 03/3 Cardiff - The Point
Mon 04/3 Milton Keynes - The Stables
Weds 06/3 Newcastle - The Opera House
Thurs 07/3 Brierley Hill - Robin Hood 1 Club
Fri 08/3 Leicester - The Y Theatre
Sat 09/3 Beverley - The Picture Playhouse
Best Wishes / Paul Newcomb
Trigger Happy Music Co.
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