February 2004
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25th February 2004  Eric Singer to play Japan?
According to a Japanese ticket website, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer will be playing during the upcoming Japanese tour. This would go along with the current rumors that Peter is talking a break until they next tour the US. Check out the UDO Artists website for more info. Thanks to Paul Harrison for the link.
 
24th February 2004  Hotter Than Hell cancellation
Please note that the Hotter Than Hell gig on Fri 12th March at Rock Asylum has been cancelled. The latest list of shows can be found here.

Also, Ian from Hotter Than Hell (Peter Criss) is currently presenting on Sky Digital Channels 646, 663 & 670. He sells musical instruments and has been using riffs from "Rocket Ride" and "Makin' Love" riffs amongst others!!
  

22nd February 2004  Gordon Gebert at Sweden expo
[From: Arthur Pittvan]
Musician / Author Gordon G.G. Gebert has been added as a Special Guest for the Sweden KISS Expo April 10th, 2004.
Gordon will be promoting his new book Rock & Roll War Stories which contains it's fair share of more shocking KISS stories. Gordon is known amongst KISS fans for his other books, KISS & Tell and KISS & Tell MORE!
Gordon's last appearance in Sweden was performing behind the Keyboards with the band Angel at the Sweden Rock Festival in 2001.
 
18th February 2004  Being Paul Stanley
[From: Ash Brookes]
Hi-
There's been a slight change to the schedule for this Saturday nights' show:

Doors open at 7pm, 'Being Paul Stanley' go on from 7.30 - 8.30.

T shirts will be available on the night- there are a few more designs for the ladies - Black logo 'BEING PAUL STANLEY' on front, and 'www.beingpaulstanley.com' backprint on a white skinny; Same designs again but on a purple skinny with contrast black sleeve ends and neck; Metallic pink print (designs as before), again on Purple skinny with black contrast sleeves/neck; pink print 'Being Paul Stanley' front design only', on black skinny; 'www.beingpaulstanley.com' front design only in white print on either black, or black with contrast white sleeves/neck.

The new Guys T shirt design is BEING PAUL STANLEY on the front, with 'EVER WANTED TO BE SOMEONE ELSE?' and www.beingpaulstanley.com directly underneath on back. Print is in white, on a black standard weight T. Sizes M/L/XL

We look forward to seeing U there!!!
 
  UK fans celebrate 25 years being KISS fans
[From: Dan Bach]
Several UK KISS fans are celebrating 25 years of worshiping the Hottest Band In The World. They are currently looking for other people  in the same boat and want to know if anyone is interested in organising anything to celebrate the fact, for example if KISS do return to the UK this year, a big party the night before the show.

Please Email Dan on for more information.
 

13th February 2004  Tribute Album Update
[From: Undercover.co.au via Gary Banton]

Tommy Shaw from Styx has recorded a cover of the Kiss classic 'Love Gun' for an upcoming tribute to the band. The album Spin The Bottle will feature vocals from Twisted Sister's Dee Snider, Buzz Osborne from  The Melvins, Mark Slaughter of Slaughter and Phil Lewis of LA Guns.

Executive Producer of the project is Bob Kulick, brother of former Kiss member Bruce, who has also enticed his brother to appear on the record.

Former Kiss drummer Eric Singer also appears on a number of tracks. The album will come with a bonus DVD featuring a 40 minute documentary on the making of the album. 
The tracklisting for the album is: 
1. "Detroit Rock City" (Featuring Dee Snider of Twisted Sister on vocals)
2. "Love Gun" (Featuring Tommy Shaw of Styx on vocals)
3. "Cold Gin" (Feat. Mark Slaughter of Slaughter on vocals)
4. "King Of The Night Time World" (Featuring Chris Jericho WWE Wrestler/Fozzy)
5. "I Want You" (Featuring Kip Winger of Winger vocals and bass)
6. "God of Thunder" (Featuring Buzz Osborne of The Melvins on vocals)
7. "Calling Doctor Love" (Featuring Page Hamilton of HELMET on vocals and guitar)
8. "Shout It Out Loud" (Featuring Lemmy Kilmeister of Motorhead on vocals and bass)
9. "Parasite" (Featuring Doug Pinnick of King's X on vocals)
10. "Strutter" (Featuring Phil Lewis of L.A. Guns on vocals)
11. "I Stole Your Love" (Featuring Robin McAuley of the McAuley-Shencker Group) 

Check out the cute Tommy Shaw/Paul Stanley mock-up figure at: 

http://www.styxworld.com/listingsEntry.asp?ID=177966&PT=STYX+News  
 
10th February 2004  Richie Scarlet/Steve Werner cd's
[From: Paul Newcomb]
We presently have two CD's on sale†featuring Ace Frehley band members.† Richie Scarlets 'Insanity of Life' features Ace Frehley, Ty Tabor, Leslie West, Anton Fig, Dennis Dunaway and Neal Smith only £10 incl p+p.
Also†drummer Steve 'Budgie' Werner is a member of†Jesse Evans and The Crash. 'Hunger' is a great slice of raw gutsy New York City Blues at its best. At only £7.00 incl p+p -†this is a†bargain ! Check out the shop at www.triggerhappymusic.co.uk
 


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