|31st March 2002 American Bandstand Special May 3rd|
ABC has lined up quite the star power for American Bandstand's 50th: A Celebration, to commemorate the legendary music and dance show's birthday.
Among the artists slated to perform live on the two-hour special, which will be hosted by the show's host Dick Clark, are Michael Jackson, Alanis Morissette, Kiss, Cher, and Stevie Wonder. A "supergroup" of stars spanning all genres and eras of music will perform the Little Richard-led "Good Golly, Miss Molly," though artists haven't been confirmed yet. Naturally, classic moments from the past 50 years will also be included in the special.
American Bandstand debuted as an afternoon dance program in
|25th March 2002 Boxset Bargains|
HMV is currently offering a number of CD box sets at sale prices, and this includes the KISS box set.
The Bond Street branch had copies in stock at around £40. Can't verify if other branches will have, but it is certainly worth checking.
|Gene Simmons Dragonfly in London|
genesimmons.com Gene's new line in clothing 'Gene Simmons
Dragonfly' is currently looking into opening a London store.
A former member of Seventies hard pop troupe, Piper (a band which included Billy Squier), Richie Fontana issues his first solo CD, Steady On The Steel (Yankee Music). Since his tenure with Piper, Fontana, a respected session drummer, has played with the likes of Paul Stanley of KISS.
Through the course of his apprenticeship, one listen to Steady On The Steel confirms that Fontana learned his craft well. His new release works its undeniable charm via a solid collection of deliciously melodic heavy pop numbers, displaying Fontana's muscular, full-bodied voice and an innate ear for a killer hook. Produced and arranged by Fontana, the artist is a literal one-man band on the release, effortlessly playing all guitars, bass, keyboards and drums, and most crucially, making it sound like a 'band.' Chock-full of radio friendly cuts, winners include "You Were Right On Time," the irresistible power pop blast of CD opener, "Everytime I Dream," the edgy
"Neverland," "Somebody's Lover," and the Beatlesque "Baggage & Blues," all choice nuggets on this strong debut offering. Info: www.richiefontana.com
|21st March 2002 Gene's Women Of Wrestling|
Is there nothing this man won't touch? News from the world of Pro-wrestling has Gene Simmons of Kiss claiming that he's trying to put together some financial backers to revive the Women of Wrestling (WOW) federation that folded a while ago, with David McLean. The fed would be renamed Gene Simmons's WOW, and Simmons claimed that a magazine would be put out along with a new clothing line for the company. Good Lord. Someone stop him now...
|A new Gene interview has
just popped up at The Onion A.V Club site, nothing major or new
mentioned, just the usual merchandise, KISStianity, etc etc.
Worth a look though, you can read it over at The
Onion A.V Club
|Travis mention KISS|
|Travis made a quick
mention to a KISS concert yesterday on Radio 1 when being asked
if they are really a stadium band. They asked Emma B if they
should have the pyro and wear make-up like KISS.
|14th March 2002 KISS play without Ace|
|Last week KISS played at
a private party in Kingston, Jamaica.... but without Ace. For
the first time Tommy Thayer played with the band wearing Ace's
make-up, apparantly Ace was too busy with his own projects to
|Italian KISS party|
KISS ARMY INTERNATIONAL/STRIKE mag. proudly presents the KISS PARTY MILANO, ITALY APRIL 12th 2002
SOME OF THE MAIN HAPPENINGS OF THE DAY ARE:
* KISS VIDEOS - THE KISS NIGHT WILL START WITH RARE KISS VIDEOS PROJECTED ON A LARGE SCREEN
* PRIZES WILL BE GIVEN AWAY THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT WITH SOME OF THESE COMPETITIONS INCLUDING:
- THE KISS QUIZ SHOW !
...test your KISS knowledge with multimedia TRIVIA
- KISS KARAOKE, test your vocal chords with the
- BEST MAKE-UP COMPETITION
- BEST KISS TATTOOS COMPETITION
- LONGEST TONGUE COMPETITION
PRIZES INCLUDE VARIOUS KISS MERCHANDISE
from the KISS ARMY INTERNATIONAL shop
* THE KISS PARTY AUCTION IF YOU HAVE AN INTERESTING ITEM THAT YOU WANT TO AUCTION AT THE KISS PARTY, PLEASE E-MAIL NICOLA CICCARONE AND ASK HIM FOR DETAILS ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
* WE'RE ALSO TRYING TO ORGANIZE A LIVE PHONE CALL WITH GENE SIMMONS.
* THERE WILL BE TWO TRIBUTE BANDS LIVE IN CONCERT...KISS THIS AND THE HEADLINER KISSEXY
* KISS MERCHANDISE WILL BE AVAILABLE. THERE WILL BE LOTS OF STANDS OVERLOADED WITH KISS MEMORABILIA FROM EUROPE AND AMERICA
MILANO - FRIDAY, APRIL 12th 2002 at the TRANSILVANIA LIVE VIA PARAVIA 59 - MILANO (area S.Siro stadium) - Tel. 02/4036299 http://www.transilvania.it/
THE KISS PARTY WILL START AT 6:00 PM UNTIL LATE TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR AT 3.00 Euro PER HEAD
HAPPY HOUR till 21:00 : beer + sandwich 6.00 Euro
For more information, please write to NICOLA CICCARONE email@example.com
|8th March 2002 Gene in Times Educational Supplement|
the second time Gene has made it to the front cover of the Times
Educational Supplement. This time they are running an article
about famous people that used to be teachers, Gene is mentioned
in the article as is porn king Ron Jeremy (co-star in Detroit
|Dressed To Kill news|
Gary Banton, DTK]
Next Wednesday night on BBC1 is the 'When Rock Ruled The World' documentary. This is the programme we did some filming for recently....
We're not expecting any more than a 2 second clip towards the end so anything more will be a bonus! lol! We ARE however, hoping that it will not be a complete piss-take of all things 'rock'..... We also did some 'continuity' filming without make-up so I'm sure that will turn up in there somewhere....
Secondly.... Dressed To Kill will be embarking on their first Scottish dates in May/June! So, any Scottish fans on the list... let's see you there, tell your friends and let's make these into some really great shows!
Thur May 30th Glasgow 'Strawberry Fields'
Fri May 31st Dundee 'Westport Bar'
Sat Jun 1st Aberdeen 'The Lemon Tree'
Thirdly... Due to ANOTHER organisational balls up our gig at the Walthamstow Standard
on Fri Apr 12th is now OFF!!! The venue had us down for the Friday before by
mistake. Unfortunately we are unavailable for their date! I am currently
Fourthly...gig date changes and additions....
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