|30th December 2003 Tribute bands|
|Here's some news from
various European KISS tributes:-
Paul Stanley" - Ash Brookes
KISS Forever Band - Zoltán
Girls - From Roland Guethoff
|24th December 2003 Happy KISSmas|
|Just a quick one to wish
all KISSin' UK regulars a happy KISSmas and great New Year, have
a good one.
|BBC list KISS Tour as number 7|
|BBC news have put KISS
at number 7 in earnings for the KISS/Aerosmith tour this year.
The full 10 ten were as follows:-
1. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - $115.9m
|Being Paul Stanley|
|As mentioned a little
while ago, Ash from Dressed To Kill has a solo show on New Years
Eve with some members of Parasite. He now has a new website with
full details which can be found at http://www.beingpaulstanley.com
|18th December 2003 Gene Simmons on RI:SE!|
At last, after months of Iain Lee doing his best to get KISS on the RI:SE, this morning he was surprised with an interview with Gene via satellite! Kate sprang the surprise on him and he tried his hardest to get together some questions during some serious hero worship!...
|15th December 2003 Joe Perry joins KISS on stage!|
Aero Force One, official Aerosmith Fanclub]
Never in the entire 31 year history of KISS has anyone ever joined them onstage. Until last night.
Joe Perry joined the masked men from the big apple for the KISS klassic "Strutter."
Joe has been itching to do this for some time now, especially since being told by Paul Stanley a few months ago that many musicians (the likes of Sir Elton John) have asked to jam with them; but they never felt it was the right thing to do, until now.
One of Joe's favorite KISS songs is "Strutter." It was the first song he heard by them when their debut album came out in 1974. He went out to dinner with their lead
guitarist Tommy Thayer on Friday in Chicago.
Joe's biggest concern however wasn't getting the song right it was if he would be
able to maneuver in Paul's boots. As the sold out crowd at the Ford Center in
Oklahoma City could see he passed with flying colors. Country Music star Toby
Keith was in attendance and was quite impressed by this historic feat.
|New HTH dates|
|Anyone who missed the
KISS part of Bruce Dickinson's show last Thursday can hear it
online over at the BBC site. You will need to forward it to
around 30 minutes or so (starts with Slade talking about KISS). Click
here to listen.
|14th December 2003 Cat wears KISS|
else noticed how it currently seems to be trendy for celebs to be seen
in KISS T-shirts? Cat Deeley was wearing a Psycho Circus T on
CD:UK on Saturday, and very nice she looked in it too, it would
nice to think that she was a fan....
Then just to ruin it, later on in the show someone from Girls
Aloud (aargghhh!!!) was also wearing a KISS shirt!
|New HTH dates|
|Some new tour dates have
been added to the Hotter Than Hell page.
Click here to see them.
|For any UK collectors
interested I've put one of three unusual KISS Psycho Circus
sports drink cans (promo from Take Two's computer game) up on
Ebay. Desperately need to make some room by getting rid of my
Click here to view the listing on Ebay
|9th December 2003 KISS on Radio 2|
KISS will be featured on Bruce Dickinson's 'Masters Of Rock' show on Radio 2 this Thursday (11th Dec) between 21:00 and 22:00. From the BBC site:-
"Shock Rock: From its beginnings with Arthur Brown and Screaming Lord Sutch, to the theatrics of Alice Cooper and David Bowie, to the cartoonish Kiss and Slade. And in WASP and Marilyn Manson, the controversial!"
|Couple of strange KISS
related sightings on TV this week:
|Thanx from Hotter Than Hell|
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who braved the November monsoons to attend Hotter than Hell's debut gigs.
We had a great time and I hope you did too. If you have any comments, suggestions, requests or complaints please let me know and we'll do our best to oblige!
We look forward to seeing you all in 2004!
Trevor (Ace in HTH)
|2nd December 2003 Madison Square Garden Review!|
couple of weeks ago 4 UK fans made the trip stateside to catch
KISS at the ultimate venue - Madison Square Garden in NYC. Dan
Bach has very kindly written a review and both him & Phil
Williams have provided prictures. The review includes a trip to
Eric Carr's resting place in Newburgh.
Click Here to read the review
featured in Maxim magazine, KISS Celebriducks are now available
in the UK!
MarkMakers are the only company over here selling them, more info is available from their website www.markmakers.co.uk.
Or by Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
|1st December 2003 Eric plays with Queen|
Eric Singer with Queen in South Africa and tonight on MTV (from KISS Kollector Fanclub www.kisskollector.com)
On Saturday, November 29 former KISS drummer Eric Singer played a few songs with Queen in South Africa for 46664 - The Concert, hosted by Nelson Mandela, at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town. Other acts on the bill included Eurythmics, Bob Geldof, Beyonce, Paul Oakenfield, the Corrs and Peter Gabriel. People were treated to over 5 hours of performances by international artists, plus a speech from Nelson Mandela. The concert, inspired by former president Mandela, aimed to raise awareness of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, as well as funds for South Africa.
Because of World AIDS Day today, MTV airs a 90 minute edit of the festival tonight. MTV USA even airs this special every day this week, kicking today at 1 pm (and repeated today at 6 pm and 10 pm). MTV Holland airs the show at 21.30 hours tonight, titled World AIDS DAy concert special. MTV in other European countries probably will air the show around the same time.
Just back from the concert, Eric told KISS Kollector Online that he also played a few songs with other artists, such as Bono and Edge (U2), Anastacia, Eurythmics and Bob Geldof.
|Gene Simmons Tongue to shut down|
Allen Tuller via Dan bach]
The following has gone out to GST subscribers:-
Dear Gene Simmons Tongue Subscriber,
As you probably know, Gene and KISS are on tour with Aerosmith and the tour has been extended indefinitely. With this in mind, we have decided to go on hiatus until Gene is ready and able to devote the attention to GST that he feels is worthy of the quality magazine we are proud to publish. Gene is involved in the publication of the magazine on a day-to-day basis and the tour schedule simply does not allow sufficient time right now to devote to publishing the next issue of GST.
Since we cannot commit to a future issue date, we feel that it would only be fair to give you, the loyal subscriber, a refund on any unused portion of your current subscription. We will be mailing you a check in the next few weeks and we will notify you when we start gearing up on the next issue and start taking subscriptions again. Of course we hope that you will re-subscribe at that time and we will allow ample time for you to do so and still receive the next issue of Gene Simmons Tongue Magazine.
We appreciate your understanding and your patience.
Co-founder & Publisher
Gene Simmons Tongue Magazine
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