December 2002
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23rd December 2002 Happy KISSmas
Just a quick note to wish KISS fans everywhere a great KISSmas and New Year. Have a good one...
 
Paul, Bruce, Eric, Ace & Peter chat to Eddie!
[From: EddieTrunk.com]
SATURDAY 12/22 the ORIGINAL Merry KISSmass Special happened and was easily one of the biggest shows I have ever hosted in my near 20 years of radio. In the same show, we had live call ins from Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, Bruce Kulick & Eric Singer, Then to top it all off, Peter Criss came into the studio and hung out for his birthday and took calls from the listeners. Needless to say, our lines were jammed all night, as Saturday Night Rocks became the center of the Kiss universe for four plus hours! Peter couldn't have been cooler, and signed for the fans gathered outside the building. We'll have some photos of Peter in our studio on the site very soon. To try and get into everything that was said by everybody would be far to lengthy here. As a lifelong Kiss fan and supporter this show was something I couldn't have dreamed of as a kid. Peter said it was one of the best times he's ever had, and Paul said that the importance of being a part of my annual Kissfest was not lost on him. I am still shocked at how huge this show was, and the internet is already buzzing with what took place last night. VERY IMPORTANT, if you missed this show, it can be heard worldwide in it's entirety (all the interviews, however some music missing due to time issues) this Thursday & Saturday on www.KNAC.com . You will not want to miss any of this show. On the US east coast it will air 9A-1P, please see how that translates for your time zone. Also, this show will rerun as our syndicated show next week as well, in cities where we are heard outside NYC. Nothing more can really be said, the guest list speaks for itself, and I had a blast. My sincere thanks to Paul, Ace, Peter, Bruce & Eric for making it possible. Whatever your thoughts are about all these guys and the Kiss situation, the bottom line is they took time out around the holidays to make for another historic radio show, and it wouldn't have been half as cool without them, and they did it to talk to us, the fans, and give their perspectives. Don't miss the replay, it's one for the ages! I have no idea how I can top this one next year!!! Tons of emails flooding in about this show, please just listen to the replay for all questions to be answered by the band members themselves. Click here to read the rest over at EddieTrunk.com!
 
Richie Fontana interview
[From: Joop van Pelt, KISS Kollector]
Check out Part 2, the conclusion of an interview with Richie Fontana, 
which will appear in the February 2003 issue of KISS Kollector magazine, 
a publication by the European KISS Army. 
www.kiss.animalize.com

Just click on this URL: 
http://www.richiefontana.com/Gkiss.html 
 
18th December 2002 New Paul Stanley Silvertone guitar
[From: Dave Darroch]
Just seen an Advert for Paul's new Silvertone guitars, which look very cool. A big surprise is that he is dressed in a new costume. It seems that the band has used their time off to design new costumes and a new stage show.Great news. Lets hope details of the rumoured Euro tour are announced very shortly.

[From: Robert Mansell]
See attached ad for Paul Stanleys new custom guitar from http://www.silvertoneguitar.com/
(click picture for larger image)

12th December 2002 KISS in Guitar World
[From: Kevin Watson]
Guitar World magazine this month ( with George Harrison on the cover )  has a small section on the KISS:the early years book. There are about 6 pages of photos from the book, an introduction note written by the photographer, and above all, the pull-out poster in the middle, one side is a great photo of the band. There is also a small advert at the back for the book too. Price is 4.25 in W H Smith.
 
10th December 2002 New Dressed To Kill dates!
Some new 2003 gig dates for UK KISS tribute Dressed To Kill have been announced. Click over to the DTK page to see them...
 
8th December 2002 Gene nominated for VH1 award
[From: VH1]
Gene Simmons needs our votes now! 
 
Please go to the link below cast your vote ASAP. Winners will be announced December 15th.
Click here to cast your vote "You Wear It Well" - Celebs With Fashion Lines category.
 
And don't forget to watch VH1's Big in 2002 Awards on December 15th at 9PM 

See who wins the award for categories like: Can't Get You Out of My Head, You Kiss Your Mother With That Mouth? Taking It To The Stage, You Wear It Well, and lots of others.

Click on this link to find out more about the show: 

Thanks a lot!
 
4th December 2002 KISS to play Japan!
[From: Robert Mansell via mailing list]
Ladies and Gentlemen, it's official! 
 
KISS will play in Japan! It was announced today on the UDO web site (
http://www.udo.co.jp/artist/kiss/index.html). Dates are listed below, but no mention of who will be in the band was mentioned.

Dates are as follows: 
Tue 3/11 TOKYO:BUDOKAN 
START 7:00PM 
Wed 3/12 TOKYO:BUDOKAN 
START 7:00PM 
Thu 3/13 TOKYO:BUDOKAN 
START 7:00PM 
PRICE/S:9,500yen A:8,500yen (tax incl.) 

Advance sales start on December 5~11, with general sales starting on 12/14.
 
2nd December 2002 2003 UK Calendar
The 2003 official KISS calendar is now out and can be found in some of the calendar shops that spring up every xmas (a store in Kettering is stocking them). This time it only features early photos of the band, it's published by Danillo and costs 7.99.
 
KISS Alive Forever UK press release
[From: Windsor Books]
Kiss Alive Forever: The Complete Touring History
by Curt Gooch and Jeff Suhs

A complete archive of well over 1900 performances, all categorised by tour.

Extensive overviews of each tour, including the number of shows, start date, end date, song pool, opening individual performances including date of show, city, state and location of show, opening act, attendance, facility capacity and promoter as well as descriptions of the shows themselves. Sidebars feature one-on-one interviews with members of the KISS road crew, as well as with opening acts.

Also included are an index of all 233 songs in the band's catalogue, over 560 setlists from shows throughout its career and over 200 photos chronicling KISS's amazing concert history.

Curt Gooch was an executive producer and creative consultant on the documentary/home video Inside the Casbah: A History of Casablanca Records
and Filmworks. 

Jeff Suhs is a regular contributor to several of the largest KISS websites and has contributed information to several published books on the band. In addition, he recently completed work on the CD-ROM game THE KISS Trivia Challenge.


Publication: 28 November 2002
UK rrp: 22.50 paperback
ISBN: 0 8230 8322 5
Publisher: Billboard Books (NY)
UK/European
Distribution: Windsor Books International
The Boundary, Wheatley Road,
Garsington, Oxford OX44 9EJ
T: 01865 361122 
F: 01865 361133 
E:

Buy at Amazon for 17.05

 

Dutch show looking for KISS fans
[From: Joop van Pelt, KISS Kollector]
Dutch TV show Top 2000 a Go Go is looking for KISS fans 

Dutch broadcaster NPS is looking for audience/KISS fans for their new series Top 2000 a Go Go, in which they'll bring the stories behind the hits. The KISS/I Was Made For Lovin' You item - including footage from KISS Kollector Fanclub's recent KISS Expo in Holland - will be filmed on December 20, starting at 20.00 hours. If you're a KISS fan, or if you love golden oldies or free beer/wine and would like to be in the audience, send e-mail to: top2000agogo@nps.nl.
 


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