29th June 2005
Dressed To Kill - Official Statement
'As alot of you will no doubt be aware, 'Dressed To Kill' recently performed their triumphant 'final' shows with band members Richard
Sawyer (aka Peter Criss) & Danny James (aka Ace Frehley). Richard, an
original member, is retiring to spend more time with his family in
France and Danny is emigrating to start a new life with his girlfriend
in sunny Australia! Lucky sod! ;o)
Gary (aka Gene) & Ash (aka Paul) would like to give their heartfelt
thanks to Rich for his 15 years of exemplary service as 'The
His enthusiasm and dedication to accuracy in looks, vocals & drumming
(and van driving!) have set him apart as probably the BEST 'Peter' in
any KISS Tribute Band in the world....
They would also like to sincerely thank Danny for his enthusiasm and
creative contributions to the band over the last couple of years. His
joining the band was a shot in the arm, and his dedication, reliability,
professionalism, and easygoing nature made him a pleasure and a joy to
share the stage with. If only he had been around for the first 13
Both will be sorely missed by Gary & Ash, and no doubt by the 'fans'...
Gary & Ash are currently enjoying the summer break and taking time to
consider their options. They expect to make an announcement in the near
future. Watch this space!'
25th June 2005
60 Minute Makeover
[From: Paul Finn, editor]
This has to be the strangest request so far this year! ITV are on the lookout for
a KISS fan for their series 60 Minute
Makeover. They are currently making their third series and are looking for people who want to surprise someone they live with, with a
glam rock house makeover. Claire Sweeney will come armed with a top designer and the team will transform the house.
If you are interested then please send me an Email at
20th June 2005
[From: Paul Finn, editor]
Big thanks to Dan Bach for editing the news page while I was
away, I have now copied all of Dans news back onto this page.
Paul Finn, editor]
While I was away I took the liberty of checking out the new 'Erocktica'
show at the Rio Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas. If anyone is in Vegas
and has a chance to check out a show then I recommend this one,
it features a rock group called 'U.S.U.K' who cover rock songs
all night while some girls do their thing on stage behind them.
There are 2 KISS references in this - firstly there's a small
clip of Paul Stanley on the big screen at the start talking
about how a guitar is like a vintage wine. Secondly about 5
songs into their set, the band play Rock & Roll All Nite!
They do their best to get the audience involved.... that is if
you're not too busy watching the topless dancers behind them!
They also cover songs from Aerosmith, G'n'R, U2, Kid Rock, Slade
show is well worth seeing and half price tickets are available
from the Coke ticket shop on the strip. However, when we went
most of the audience seemed dead and didn't seem to get the show
[From: John Kelly]
July 2005 issue of Hit Parader Magazine
The Top 100 CD's In Metal History
33. Love Gun
Also made the list for the following:
All-Time Top 10 Live Albums: 1. Alive
All-Time Top 10 Metal Albums Of The 70's: 2. Destroyer
All-Time Top 10 Most Influential Metal Albums: 4. Alive
All-Time Top 10 Albums With "Hell" In The Title: 5. Hotter Than Hell
All-Time Top 10 Shock Rock Discs: 7. Hotter Than Hell
KISS Podcast 6
The KISS Podcast show number 6 was just released. The theme for this
show is vacation time. The songs I play on this show are accompanied by
a small review of the song by members of KISS and people related to the
song. These reviews come from the book KISS: Behind the Mask: The
Official Authorized Biography and we play a new KISS Test. Please click
on the link bellow to download the show or listen to the show directly
from your browser. Or subscribe to our show by way of our xml subscription feed (instructions to be found in the Marshall Amp on the
Its our very pleasant duty to inform You that Silvertone 'Paul Stanley' Signature series Silvertone
guitars are on special offer through Professional Music Technology, Birmingham.
Currently, and this WONT last forever: the 'Cracked Mirror' versions of both the
Apocalypse and Sovereign guitars are now available at a staggeringly low price of £399 including hard case.
This special offer has been made to PMT, due in no small part to the hard work in promoting these
guitars by Our very own 'Paul Stanley' - Ash.
If You have not yet seen how stunning these guitars are, then go to
www.dressed-to-kill.co.uk and You will see Ash playing the Apocalypse version, alternatively, You can also see BOTH versions at
If You are interested in owning either (or BOTH), please call 0121 359 5056 for more details.
In other news, Neon Zoo, featuring Ash on 'main' guitar and backup vocals, have released their
debut album 'Heaven~Sin'. Their website www.neonzoo.com has full details about the band,
information on how to obtain copies of this album, and where they are playing live next.
All the best!
DRESSED TO KILL
Australian band covers Cold Gin
[From: Roger Barnes]
Australian rock band covers a KISS classic!
Australian heavy rock band Shotgun Sacred have done a rockin' cover of the KISS classic "Cold
Gin" on their newly released EP, A Dark New Order. Along with 3 other covers there are 2 original
tracks on the EP and you can check out a sample of some of the songs, including Cold Gin at www.shotgunsacred.com The 6 track EP is available for purchase for just (Au)$10 plus P & H.
20th June 2005
Ace Frehley presents Les Paul with signature guitar
If you surf onto the link, there is a photo of Ace, as some of you have already commented - Ace is looking healthy.
Thanks to Trev for the story.
Funeral for a friend cover shot - KISS tie
Dan Bach] Any Welsh KISS fans reading this.
Welsh newspaper the Western Mail - Saturday 18th June 2005 - tv
guide The Magazine cover has a photo of the Funeral For a Friend
band. One member is wearing a KISS tie - debut album version.
Anyone wanting a photocopy, sorry can not scan. Please contact
me. Private message or email.
15th June 2005
Ace's latest studio work - Go Go's bassist solo project
14th June 2005
LA DJ dvd - KISS clips & Record Collector review
[From: Dan Bach / Kevin Watson]
Two items spotted by Kevin "Unmasked" Watson.
I've noticed a DVD that is due to be released on the 27th June titled 'Mayor of the Sunset Strip' - It's a music documentary about the DJ Rodney Bingenheimer of LAs
KROQ-FM station. It features a who's who of the music world, and despite not being listed I believe KISS are featured on the film from '76. There is certainly a picture of Rodney with KISS in the half page advert for the DVD in this months Uncut magazine, and Word magazine (I think) mention that the KISS link is in chapter 4..Now having not seen it obviously, I can't confirm how much KISS really are in it or if at all, but it looks like a good documentary anyway, plus I believe no other site is carrying the "news" of it yet.
Thanks to Michael Coles for the information,
5th June 2005
IMPORTANT!! - Temporary News page
For the next 2 weeks Dan
Bach will be taking control of editing news on this site.
However, due to some technical problems, news will be posted on
the forum rather than this page. Huge thanks to Dan for the
help. If you have any news to submit, please send it to
As you may have noticed,
KISSin' UK has a new sponsor, Fansanity - a brand new US based
retailer. Fansanity sell KISS merchandise along with Star Wars,
The Beatles, Marilyn Monroe and others. The site is run by Steve
Stierwalt, who is also the webmaster of KISSFreaks.com.
just been sent this press release, I guess most people will be
wondering what the hell it's about, but until Mr Stanley gets
his album out KISS news is bloody thin on the ground!!
He's not Darth Maul.
He's not Paul Stanley.
But he is the Phantom Menace of the Park and he embodies the worst of
Maul Stanley is the unlikely new anti-hero who combines the spirit of
the Starchild with the essence of the Sith, spiked with a dash of dark
humor. Drawing inspiration from both the Star Wars movies and the rock
band Kiss, the so-called Sithchild is a seasoned improvisational
entertainer whose knowledge of both is second to none. As excitement
builds toward the impending release of the sixth and final Star Wars
movie "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith," Maul Stanley has at last
revealed himself by launching his very own website,
In his debut online adventure, Maul Stanley inflicts his rock & roll
irreverence upon the world's biggest Star Wars convention! Encountering
all manner of otherworldly oddities, from Stormtroopers to Droids to
Wookiees, the mysterious malevolence that is Maul Stanley mixes the dark
side of rock & roll with the Dark Side of the Force. No one is safe as
he hurls his hard rock humor upon an unsuspecting population, belting
out such song parodies as "Maul Hell's Breakin' Loose," "Tossin' &
Turnin' to the Dark Side" and "Jedi Love It Loud."
Recently Maul Stanley received a bit of exposure on "Late Night with
Conan O'Brien" and in the Triumph the Insult Comic Dog DVD. He also
appeared in the VH1 special "When STAR WARS Ruled the World." Future
plans include a series of interviews with hard rock heroes as well as
hosting an upcoming Star Wars documentary. Maul Stanley is about to
descend upon the realms of both sci-fi and rock & roll in a big way,
heralded by the ominous whisper...
"You've got Maul."
Further information about Maul Stanley can be found at his website,
which launched this past Friday the 13th.
There's a lot of rumours
flying around that Dressed To Kill are no more - although there
has been no official statement I believe that DTK are not
finished. However, Danny and Rich are leaving - Danny is off
to Australia and Rich to Paris so I'd like to wish them both the
very best from KISSin' UK, and thank them for their help in the