April 2003
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29th April 2003 Rock Off
Rock Off have a brand new free 36 page colour catalogue out now containing
loads of KISS shirts and other items! If you are interested in getting a copy of the catalogue contact Rock Off at info@rockoff.co.uk or call them direct on 0151 227 1963. They also have a website at www.rockoff.co.uk.
 
BBC radio show
For those that missed it, the BBC 6 Dream Ticket show was from Ipswich on 11th October 1984. The following songs were played and will be available to listen again online soon from:- http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music

Detroit Rock City, Cold Gin, Strutter, Fits Like A Glove, Heaven's On Fire, Under The Gun.
 

25th April 2003 KISS on BBC's 6 Music
KISS will be the headlining act on BBC's 'Dream Ticket' on '6 Music' starting at 10PM, Monday 28th April. Basically Dream Ticket is a mock concert with songs taken from the BBC's archives. The 'support' bands for KISS will be Wishbone Ash, Slayer & Samson.

BBC6 can be found on digital radio, and is also broadcast on:
Sky - channel 907
NTL - 865
Telewest - 909
and also online via http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music.

Thanks to Mike Frost for the info.
 

23rd April 2003 Possible July release for Symphony
From a source very close to the band:-
"The Symphony CD is supposed to come out in July, I believe.  The current mixes we've been working on this week sound awesome.  The DVD should come soon after as well..  Hope that helps."
 
More Expo tables available
There are still some tables left for any dealers interested in attending the KISS expo in June. Can anyone interested please E-mail Vikki Waterfield as soon as possible for more information. Also, if anyone can help with prizes for some competitions throughout the day Vikki would be very grateful to hear from you!



Bruce back down-under!
[From: Nicola Ciccarone]
BRUCE KULICK MAKING HIS WAY BACK DOWNUNDER IN MAY

Bruce Kulick, Kiss’ lead guitarist for 12 years is making his way back to Australia for a nationwide tour in support of his soon to be released solo album, Transformer.

In February, 2002 Bruce performed his first ever solo concerts in Melbourne and Sydney to sell out audiences. Kiss’ diehard fans got a unique chance to get up close with one of their idols as Bruce and his band whipped through a 2 hour show of classic and rare Kiss songs from the era Kulick was in the band – 1984 to 1996 performing many songs Kiss to this day have never performed live.

Due to the great success of the last tour Bruce is returning in May to perform 4 concerts in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney.
Tickets go on sale on April 7 from the outlets below.

Before the shows, KISS VIDEOS will be shown on big screen
And tons of KISS MERCHANDISE will be available only before the shows

After each show, Bruce will conduct a signing session for all fans will get a chance to meet and greet the guitar player that helped Kiss write and sell over 15 million albums and perform hundreds of sell out shows all over the world during their "unmasked" era.

Kulick has also recorded and toured with such luminaries as Meat Loaf, Michael Bolton, Billy Squire and Grand Funk Railroad and is a renown session player in Los Angeles. He is endorsed by both ESP Guitars and Marshall Amplifiers. Bruce is a true guitar hero and Kiss fan or not, fans will be blown away with his fretwork.

Bruce’s band on this coming tour will again be all-Australian and the same line up of Vince Contarino (Zep Boys), Paul Drennan (Stand), Stephen Crafter (Stand) and Matthew MacAuliffe (Stand) will join him onstage for 2 hours of madness.

With the set revamped and featuring a couple of new tunes off Transformer and some dusted off forgotten Kiss tunes, it will be one helluva crazy crazy night!

TOUR DATES and TICKETING INFORMATION:

Melbourne The Corner Hotel Thursday 15 May - Tickets On Sale at The Corner
Hotel: Ph 03 9427 9198 - Doors will open at 7:00 pm

Adelaide Le Rox Live Friday 16 May - Tickets On Sale at Le Rox Live: Ph 08
8225 8888 www.venuetix.com.au - Doors will open at 6:00 pm

Brisbane The Waterloo Hotel Saturday 17 May - On Sale at The Waterloo
Hotel:Ph 07 3852 1101 - Skinny's:Ph 07 3229 2389 - Rocking Horse Records:Ph
07 3229 5360

Sydney The Metro Theatre Sunday 18 May - Tickets On Sale at The Metro: Ph 02
9287 2000 www.metrotheatre.com.au - Doors will open at 5:30pm

For further information, please visit www.kulick.net and www.stand.net.au
 
Ultimate Albums: KISS Alive
[From: Jason @ VH1]
You wanted the best and you got it...
Ultimate Albums: Kiss "Alive" explores the live album that propelled rock's most notorious act into super stardom!
On VH1.com:

- TRACK BY TRACK: Learn more about the songs and listen to clips
- VIDEOS: Watch clips of Paul, Gene, Peter, and road manager J.R. Smalling recreating his classic Alive! intro for the first time in OVER 25 YEARS! 
- INTERVIEWS: Read Q&As with Paul and Gene 
- GAME: Ace our Alive! Trivia Quiz
- FLIPBOOK: See the hottest shots of Kiss
- and BUY THE CD!

http://www.vh1.com/shows/dyn/ultimate_albums/66329/episode.jhtml

Ultimate Albums: Kiss "Alive!" premieres 4/26 at 10/9c.
 
KISS mention on Rise
[From: Tony]
On this mornings edition of rise they had two women with painted on football shirts (spray painted onto their body by two artists) at the end of the interview with the artists the male presenter (no idea of his name) - (probably Iain Lee. the guy from the 11 O'clock show who I believe mentioned KISS on that too - PF) asked if they did face painting as he would like to be made up like Gene Simmons of KISS!!!!
I might even start watching the programme now rather than just channel surfing threw it! Regards Tony
 
18th April 2003 Listen to the KISS/Aerosmith broadcast!
Anyone wanting to listen to the KISS/Aerosmith broadcast can do so by visiting 96 Rock, based in Atlanta. The announcement will start at 3AM UK time.

Visit the station at http://www.96rock.com/main.html 

Thanks to Captain Fishy for the info!
 

14th April 2003 RIP Sean Delaney
[From: GeneSimmons.com]
Sad to report that SEAN DELANEY, our first road manager, co-writer and much more...has passed away. BILL AUCOIN, the band's first manager, called to tell me the sad news. Our condolences to the Delaney family. Sean and I spoke only a few weeks ago. He told me he had just started working with a new English Country and Western band. Aucoin also told me about that venture. Sean seemed happy to be working on something he cared about again. He also asked if he could introduce us when we played in his home town, and I, of course said yes. We both made plans to see each other when we arrived in his city.

Sadly, he will not be able to introduce us.

But, in more ways than one, Sean was one of the pivotal people in all our lives. He believed, when the world did not. He was there for us in the beginning and helped shape the direction of the band.

He will be missed.
 
13th April 2003 Work for Dressed To Kill!
[From: Ash, DTK]
DRESSED TO KILL are putting out an invitation to all comers to apply to be our Assistant/pyrotechnician for the next 2 shows- Walthamstow Standard, and 
Colchester Soundhouse on the 25th and 26th this month respectively.

We thought it would be a mad, but very fun idea to invite one of YOU to come and work with Us for the weekend, so that U can see how We work, and what goes into a DRESSED TO KILL show.

If it works out, We'll do it again.

Experience ISNT essential, but knowing KISS songs is pretty important- where the bangs go off, how the songs begin and end, etc etc.

You'll get paid for your time, your travel, and Your accommodation is sorted.

So, any interested parties, that (for THIS time round) live in the midlands, the south south, or the south east, email Me directly, with Your details ASAP please.

Please send any enquiries to: Starchildpaul@aol.com 

8th April 2003 Some KISS/Aerosmith tickets on sale
[From: Robert Mansell, Graham Banks]
More rumored/unconfirmed dates for the forthcoming AEROSMITH/KISS 
U.S. tour have been released. They are as follows: 

Aug. 02 - Hartford, CT @ TBA
Aug. 04 - Wantaugh, NY @ Jones Beach
Aug. 06 - Wantaugh, NY @ Jones Beach
Aug. 11- Homdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 13 - Cincinnati, OH @ TBA
Aug. 17 - Nobelsville, IN @ TBA
Aug. 18 - Columbus, OH @ Germain Amphitheater
Aug. 21- Burgettstown, PA @ Post-Gazette Pavilion
Aug. 25 - Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center
Aug. 27 - Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center
Aug. 30 - Hershey, PA @ TBA
Sep. 05 - Tinley Park, IL @ TBA
Sep. 06 - East Troy, WI @ TBA
Sep. 20 - Raleigh, NC @ Alltel Pavilion @ Walnut Creek
Sep. 23 - Antioch, TN @ TBA
Sep. 25 - Bonner Springs, KS @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sep. 27 - Maryland Heights, MO @ UMB Bank Pavilion
Oct. 08 - Phoenix, AZ @ TBA
Oct. 10 - Mountain View, CA @ TBA
Oct. 12 - Auburn, WA @ TBA

As previously reported, the trek will last three months and will feature KISS in the middle slot, with SALIVA as the support act. The tour of approximately 40 dates will be produced by Clear Channel Entertainment and is expected to play 90% amphitheaters, with arenas and possibly a couple of stadiums also in the mix. KISS will perform with Tommy Thayer playing Ace Frehley's parts, and AEROSMITH will reportedly be touring in support of a new Columbia blues album. 

Although Mr Simmons refuses to confirm it yet (see below), some tickets have already gone on sale for the upcoming tour. The tickets for the show on 27/9/03 at - UMB Bank Pavillion in St Louis will be on sale 03/05/03 from ticketmaster usa. 

When asked why we haven't heard anything about the tour yet, Gene released the following comment:-
"Because we should be able to say what we please, when we want to. When
we're ready, we'll let you know.Relax."

 

KISS My Grass
[From: Ian Danter]
Just received a CD through Amazon.co.uk entitled "Kiss My Grass", a hillbilly tribute to Kiss performed by US country boys Hayseed Dixie, who've already recorded similar tributes to AC/DC and Hank Williams.

10 tracks from right through Kiss' career, all done in a "Dukes of Hazzard"-style bluegrass country flavour - no drums, just an acoustic, acoustic bass, mandolin and banjo. Just imagine that version of RARAN by Toad The Wet Sprocket on acid if you still need an idea...
 
Songs featured include: Calling Dr. Love, Lick It Up, Heaven's On Fire (all done at hilarious chicken-pickin' speed!) Cold Gin, Detroit Rock City, Love Gun (all these 3 are more laid back) plus a version of Let's Put The X in Sex that, quite frankly, puts the original (hot) in the shade!
 
Easy enough to get on Amazon's uk website - those with a sense of humour bypass should avoid, however!!

Click here to buy from Amazon UK
 


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