November 2003
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27th November 2003  Ash's Solo show
[From: Danny Jones, DTK]
Ash from Dressed To Kill will be playing his debut solo show at the Hard Rock Cafe in Manchester on New Years Eve. As you will expect, there will be loads of Paul Stanley solo material and of course a few KISS Klassics thrown in too. The party starts at around 10pm and goes on until the small hours. He will be joined onstage by fellow DTK guitarist Danny, and ex Parasite members Carl and Mark.
For more information contact Ash on : "KissTribute@aol.com"
 
Dressed To Kill mention on RI:SE
Talking of Dressed To Kill, Iain Lee yesterday mentioned that he still wants to get KISS on the very final RI:SE show in 4 weeks time. He then said that as they probably couldn't make it he would have a live performance from Dressed To Kill instead!

Also, this has come from Michelle Morgan:-

1) On Rise yesterday, Ian Lee said that on the last show, he wanted to have Dressed to Kill as guests!
2) On Rise today, there were two audience members with Kiss make-up on, because Ian had asked the audience to dress up like Kiss.
3) On Rise today, Ian said that there was a Kiss computer game on the market, but he'd only played it once and didn't like it.

 

23rd November 2003  Gene's cartoon to air in UK
[From: BBC, via Amabel Thornton]
Kiss singer inspires new cartoon

The cable network Nickelodeon has bought a 26-episode cartoon series inspired by rock star Gene Simmons, singer with extrovert veterans Kiss.

My Dad The Rock Star is based on Simmons' book of the same name, about a 12-year-old who craves a normal life with his rock star father Rock Zilla.

The cartoon adaptation by Canadian producers Nelvana made its debut in Canada in September.

Nickelodeon plans to show the cartoon in the UK as well as around Europe.
 
14th November 2003  Taking the PI$$
Nick Smith has found this in December 2003's edition of 'the FACE' magazine. If anyone knows anything else about them please let me know!

"Mime Is Money: Jack Black's School Of Rock hit Number One in the USA movie charts  and The Darkness album has gone triple platinum over here. Tongue-in-cheek soft rock has moved out of Houston and into money-making territory. And here is the logical conclusion of the gag: PISS, a band of air instrumentalists. Formed at the UK air guitar championships, they have signed to Brighton's Red Records to release a virtually silent EP. They've already "played" at the big festivals, are penciled in for a Peel Session, and are filming "PISS-umentary" Urinal Tap. Piss-take they may be, but their gigs are debauched, theatrical fun and major labels are beginning to circle around them. So raise the horns of rock and "give Piss a chance"."


Dressed To Kills Ash @ Music Live
[From: Ash, DTK]
I (Ash) have been invited to appear on the InterMusic/Silvertone guitars exhibition stand (in FULL costume!) over 3 days at 'Music Live' at the NEC, Birmingham, Fri/Sat/Sun Nov 21st~23rd. Further details are available on the website: www.musiclive.co.uk , or U can call the box office on: 0121 767 4557. Tix are 10 each until 20th Nov, and 12 thereafter.

Drop by and say Hi! * )
 
UK fans go Stateside!
[From: Dan Bach]
On Saturday 15th of November, at least five UK based KISS fans will be going Stateside, to witness the mighty KISS at their hometown - NYC at the hallowed Madison Square Garden. Two of the five fans have seen shows of the double headliner tour of KISS and Aerosmith already.

At least two of the group will witness a further show at Portland's Civic Centre two day's later. There are plans to visit Eric Carr's grave at Newburgh's Cedar Hill cemetery as well.

Reviews and photos of this trip will be posted on both KISSinUK and Sikkworld websites.

Credit card devastation is assured, but as one member of the group said - to see KISS at the Garden!! - Speaks for itself.
 
HTH need a pyro technician
[From: Trevor, HTH]
Ever wondered what life is like on the road with a KISS tribute? Well now's your chance to find out! Hotter than Hell is looking for a pyro technician for its forthcoming shows and where better to start than the KISS ARMY? You don't need to have previous experience so long as you are a KISS fan and keen to get involved. If you think you have what it takes e-mail me at acefrehley@btinternet.com and title the message PYRO TECH. Trevor (Ace in HTH)
 
11th November 2003  Simmons & Tyler Attend Benefit
[From: AussyAce]
Musicians Gene Simmons of the rock group 'KISS' and Steven Tyler of 'Aerosmith' pose together as they arrive for the Musicians Assistance Program benefit dinner, November 5, 2003 at the Beverly Hills hotel in Beverly Hills. 

The program provides continuing treatment for music industry professionals suffering from drug or alcohol dependency. 

Tyler is to receive the organization's Stevie Ray Vaughan award for his support of the program.
 
New Hotter Than Hell date
Hotter Than Hell have announced a new show as follows:-

Fri 30th Jan
Portland Hotel 
153, Portland Rd 
Hove East Sussex 
BN35QJ 
Tel: 01273 383840

Click here for more details
 
4th November 2003  Correction!
A few days ago I printed an article from Stephanie Legg saying that she won the guitar signed by Mark at the expo. Somehow I managed to mix this up with the E-mail from the real winner - Juliet Stemp. Apologies to both Juliet and Stephanie!
Click here to read the real winners story!
 
2nd November 2003  Gene on Classic Rock cover
It's been a while since KISS have made it to the cover of a UK magazine, but the latest issue of Classic Rock (Dec 2003) features Gene posing next to Steven Tyler. Inside in an interview with Paul & Gene all about the tour and the future of KISS, one interesting quote from Paul is "Would I like to do a new KISS album? Yes. And my guess is that we will do it, too".
 
San Diego review & pictures
Phil Williams, who I met at the Expo last week, has kindly sent in a review and pictures from the San Diego show in October. Phil was luck enough to get a platinum package complete with back stage meet with the band.

Click here to read the review.
 
Halloween
Nothing like a bit of Halloween to bring out the KISS fans! The following KISS pumpkins have been sent in from Dave (Mr Speed), Wendy Finn and Matt Sefton. 

The girl in the picture is Charlotte Sefton, here's a word or two from her dad:-
"Attached are some pictures of my 5 year old daughter Charlotte Sefton dressed in her Gene costume that we've put together over the past few weeks. Charlotte wanted to attend the Kiss Expo in Nottingham in full Gene gear but the age restriction of 14+ meant that we couldn't go. It would really help to make up for that disappointment if you would post a picture of Charlotte on your site to show everyone there's a new God of Thunder in town (Charlotte walks round the house constantly shouting "OH YEAH? Well, allright" :) We also made a Gene pumpkin for Halloween too, which should raise a smile! On the costume, we paid special attention to the dragon boots, which are made (would you believe) from Play-Doh!"
 


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