August 2002
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27th August 2002 Nessie discovered??
[From: Mark Pacitti, Glasgow]
According to The Daily Record (Mon. 26th), Ace Frehley was spotted at a pub near Loch Ness recently! Is there any truth in this?
 
26th August 2002 TV Clips
[From: John Crooks]
Bruce Kulick on UK TV.
Thursday 22nd August @ 12 midnight on the Old Grey Whistle Test @ 30 Years. Meatloaf performed live with Bob and Bruce Kulick on guitar playing the hit "Paradise By The Dash Board Light". I remember it being on Bob Harris' show from the first time it was played, a true classic.

[From: Gordon Leigh]
Tuesday 27th August 9PM - Sci-Fi channel (Sky & NTL) "Millennium"......13 years later a killer stalks members of a production crew as they film a horror movie based on one of Frank's cases.  Guest starring KISS!!!!!!!!! (note this is the same episode that was first show in the UK last October).
 

25th August 2002 Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday to Gene Simmons who turned 53 today.
 
21st August 2002 KISS Alive Forever
[From: KISS Alive Forever]
The "Holy Grail of Kiss Books" To Be Released ON October 22nd, 2002

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

KISS Alive Forever: The Complete Touring History By Curt Gooch and Jeff Suhs

Over-sized trade paperback (8 ˝ " X 11") 288 pages on glossy Productolith stock Featuring over 175 color photographs from all eras of KISS's history Billboard Books, an imprint of Watson-Guptill Publications Release Date: October 22, 2002

More than two months before its official release, KISS Alive Forever: The Complete Touring History is already being hailed as "The Holy Grail of KISS books" and was recently one of only two books included in the New York Post's "Things that are IN this fall" write-up. This uncompromising look at the touring history of the most influential live concert act in rock explores the entire arc of KISS's career, detailing every one of the band's 1,810 performances.

Seven years in the making, KISS Alive Forever is the end result of exhaustive research by its authors Curt Gooch and Jeff Suhs, who reveal hundreds of previously unknown stories and facts about KISS herein. Exclusive interviews with over 100 former KISS employees, friends, and even band members make KISS Alive Forever a thoroughly addictive, immersive experience. The already rich text is brought to life by the inclusion of over 175 color photographs, most of which have never been published before. For the first time, readers will be able to see the infamous 1974 photo shoot where Ace could apply only half of his KISS makeup, as well as several 1970s-era non-makeup shots.

KISS Alive Forever succeeds in deconstructing the myths behind KISS's world-renowned concerts and lays bare the underlying story: the compelling tale of four young New York musicians who grew up to conquer the world of rock and left an indelible stamp on American pop culture.

Curt Gooch and Jeff Suhs, previously worked together on the officially licensed KISS Trivia Challenge CD-ROM game. The authors will be promoting KISS Alive Forever through personal appearances at KISS Expos and on their official Web site, www.kissaliveforever.com where seven excerpts from the book provide a glimpse of this unique masterpiece.
 

KISSTORY II review
John Crooks has very kindly sent in a review of KISSTORY II, it may have been released a while ago but very few fans (including myself) have yet taken the plunge to buy it. Many thanks to John for all his effort.

Click here to read John's review
 

Puppets In Service Of Satan
Check out this alternative video for Lick It Up, someone has much too much time on their hands!

http://www.boombox.com.br/piss 
 

19th August 2002 Gene Impersonator
[From: Ralph Sutton]
I am from the nationally syndicated radio show  - The Tour Bus (currently on 35 stations around the country)... On our last show we had comedian Craig Gass on (he is from the Howard Stern show - the one that does the Gene Simmons Impression)... 
 
The show is streaming tonight at 9PM (e.s.t.) from our website - and he really did some funny stuff in Gene's voice - and I truly believe any Kiss fan would love to hear it.
 
The link is on the front page of www.thetourbus.com 
 
Thanks, 
Ralph Sutton
  
DORO album includes Gene song
[From: CHIPSTEREN@aol.com]
Metal Goddess DORO Releases 'Fight' On September 24th Through SPV!

For over 15 years, the name Doro Pesch has been synonymous with powerful, melodic hard rock. From her earlier days as frontwoman for the Teutonic Metal legends WARLOCK to her emotive & oft-times experimental solo endeavors, DORO has always presented uncompromising heavy music. On September 24th, the vibrant German native unleashes 'Fight', her most belligerent effort yet, through SPV.

Typical of DORO approach, 'Fight' is a veritable rollercoaster ride of emotions, a diverse and enthusiastic mosaic of mood and power that befits her expressive nature. The album spotlights DORO's undying love of the freedom to being open to outside influences, which offers 'Fight' frequent surprises. Says DORO on the album's creation: "Compared to previous recordings, Fight sounds even rawer, earthy, totally rooted to the soil…nothing was polished smooth, there are no loops, hardly any effects, but a lot of pure energy and passion."

DORO's band (which includes guitarists Joe Taylor & Oliver Palotai, bassist Nick Douglas, and drummer Johnny Dee) recorded 'Fight' in a near-live setting at Soundmine Recording Studios in Pennsylvania, thus adding to the power and raw energy of the result. So powerful, in fact, that the title cut doubles as an anthem for boxing World Champion Regina Halmich and will be featured not only on national television in Germany, but syndicated internationally through ESPN and other sports networks.

Adding a somber touch to the disc are special guest appearances by Type O Negative doomsayer Peter Steele and Savatage guitarist Chris Caffery on the track "Descent." Elsewhere on the album can be found moving tracks co-composed by the likes of Gene Simmons of KISS ("Legends Never Die"), Russ Ballard ("Wild Heart") and Jean Beauvoir ("Sister Darkness"). 'Fight' is enveloped by fantastic cover artwork by Gillespie, responsible for WARLOCK's legendary 'Triumph & Agony' and DORO's 'Angels Never Die'.

DORO's recorded fervor is only matched by her spellbinding live show. Having already performed at this year's Bang Your Head and Polo Festivals in Germany and Graspop in Belgium, DORO has also recently headlined the opening night of the renowned Wacken Open-Air Festival and will embark on a European tour before embracing the North American tour market this winter.

'Fight' is a testimony of unbridled passion and relentless spirit in one of 
the most dynamic voices in hard rock.

www.doro.de
www.doropesch.com
www.spvusa.com

For more information, please contact:

Chipster Entertainment, Inc.
1976 East High Street, Suite 203
Pottstown, PA 19464
Fax: 610-323-7230
E-mail: info@chipsterpr.com
 

9th August 2002 New label?
Rumors are flying that KISS are about to sign with a new label. It seems that this may well be Spitfire but nothing has been confirmed yet. Personally I'd love to see KISS on Spitfire - a label that could probably do then justice seeing as the managing director is a huge KISS fan!
 
Scooby Doo
Does Gene ever give the promoting a rest? Here's a recent pic from the Scooby Doo premiere - with mag in hand! C'mon Gene, surely the film ain't that bad (Sarah Michelle Gellar is in it after all....).
 
4th August 2002 Gene Simmons to tour Oz!
[From: Nik Garifalakis]
YOU WANTED THE BEST AND MADISON GOT THE BEST....LIVE FOR HIS FIRST EVER SPEAKING TOUR GENE SIMMONS!

ONE NIGHT ONLY IN EACH CITY.

THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO LISTEN TO GENE AND ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS INCREDIBLE LIFE AND THE PHENOMENON THAT IS KISS.

GENE WILL BE UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL. HE WILL TELL IT LIKE IT IS AND SHOW AN INSIGHT INTO THE AWSOME JUGGERNAUT THAT HAS SOLD MORE THAN 80 MILLION ALBUMS AND CONQUERED THE WORLD.

TICKETS ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED. SHOWS START 8PM SHARP

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MELBOURNE WED NOV 6 PALAIS THEATRE Book at the Palais Theatre Phonecharge 9537 2444 or Ticketmaster7. 


Visit www.genesimmons.com or www.madison.net.au for more info.
 


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