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31st July 2005 Rock School
The small article on the right was in the latest edition of Whats On TV magazine regarding Gene's Rock School.

Talking of which, I have now seen most of the episodes, don't want to give too much away but it is well worth seeing, there are some very funny moments in it. Channel 4 have done a great job, if you seen School Of Rock then you're along the right lines, just with British public school kids instead.

 Here's a few KISS / Gene related items about the series (although any of these may change as I've only seen an early edit):-

  • Lots of small clips of KISS music throughout the series (DRC, Dr Love, Crazy Nights, God Gave R&R)
  • To get to know KISS, the kids are made to watch The Second Coming 
  • Gene sings God Gave Rock & Roll To You in assembly
  • Gene sings RARAN to a very unusual audience....
  • The UK's very own Dressed To Kill are on one of the episodes, Gene is well impressed with them, as are the kids
  • Apparently the producers were not happy with Gene's choice of lead singer but he told them to shove it!
  • There may be a 7th episode where the kids visit Gene's house
    On one episode the deputy head visits Gene's house and sees his 'office'
  • It should be on Channel 4 in September, most probably in the 9:30 PM slot (although I believe it's on VH1 in the States before then)
  • At times Gene plays up to the camera with the usual arrogant stuff, but hey, this is Gene! If you ignore that, he also comes across as a great teacher, something you might not expect from the Demon.

27th July 2005 KISS The Forgotten Songs
[From: Mike Stone]
During the preparation of the 'Forgotten Songs Part II' recording sessions, the project partners came to the vision of working on a big fat rock version of the good old Vinnie Vincent classic song “Back on the streets”. It was very interesting to find four different versions in various sounds and styles, and finally everybody agreed that there is still a higher potential in it as it was done by all former performances. You can listen to “Back on the streets” by following past releases 
Vinnie Vincent with WARRIOR (demo recording)
Ace Frehley (demo recording)
Vinnie Vincent Invasion (official release)
John Norum (official release)

Since some time, Mike Stone and Marco Wright are in process to overwork arrangements and riffs to create the final killer version of “Back on the streets”. And always, when musicians spend free time to relax together between working process, they pick up the guitar and relax by strumming some easy stuff with smiles in their faces, sometimes with amazing results... So, here it is, the acoustic jam version of Vinnie Vincent’s “Back on the streets”, performed during some relaxed evening in june 2005, with Mike on vocals, rhythm guitar, drums and bass, and Marco Wright on several acoustic lead guitars! Many guys in the studio asked to get a copy of it, so now we decided to give everybody the chance to share the fun that we all had. 
Just visit the fanpage www.mikestone.tk and head on for your download in “The Music” area. 

This version of “Back on the streets” is not planned to become released as an official CD product, for this you have to wait on “The Forgotten Songs Part II” with the “real” version. 

Maybe not every KISS fan is open enough to enjoy different music styles than the well known KISS rock’n’roll sound, that’s okay, but thanx god there is a bunch of other human beings out there, also enjoying the great tribute work of bands like SACK TRICK and THE HAYSEED DIXIES, so here you are, hope you have fun!
   
24th July 2005 Eric Singer Interview - Final Part
The final part of the Eric Singer / John Corabi interview is now up on the site, I have also improved the volume on all of the previous parts as they were all a bit too quiet.

Click here to listen to part four of the interview (wma format - 675K - 5 minutes)
  
20th July 2005 Eric Singer Interview Part 3
I've now encoded part 3 of the interview, in this section Dan talks to Eric & John about Union, Alice Cooper and Twisted Sister.

Click here to listen to part three of the interview (wma format - 575K - 5 minutes)
  
18th July 2005 Eric Singer Interview Part 2
Here at last is part 2 of Dan's interview with Eric Singer and John Corabi. Parts 3 & 4 will follow on later this week..

Click here to listen to part two of the interview (wma format - 620K - 5 minutes)

This one also lasts 5 minutes and follows on where part 1 left off.
 
13th July 2005 Eric Singer Interview
Back in April Dan Bach made a trip out to Copenhagen to see ESP. While they were there Dan very kindly recorded an excusive interview with Eric Singer and John Corabi, over the next week I will be streaming parts of the interview from this site.

Click here to listen to part one of the interview (wma format - 700K - 5 minutes)

Thanks to Dan, Fraser & Andy as well as Nicolas and Rik (tour managers). And of course Eric & John for their time.
  

12th July 2005 Nottingham Expo III
[From: David Herron]
ITS BACK AND BIGGER THAN BEFORE, THE ORIGINAL, EXCEPT NO IMMITATIONS, NOW IN ITS 3RD YEAR
KISS EXPO III 
NOVEMBER 19TH 2005
NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY,  8 TALBOT STREET,  0115 9412544
TICKETS £15.00 IN ADV.

LTD EDITION EARLY ENTRY VIP LAMINATE £25. (LTD TO 50).
POSTAGE COST £1 FLAT (AS MANY TIX AS YOU WANT POSTAGE JUST £1 PER ORDER). PAYMENT VIA CHEQUE OR PAYPAL, PAYPAL PAYMENTS CARRY A £1 FLAT CHARGE TO COVER COSTS. PRICE INCLUDES ENTRY TO ROCK IN THE RIG THRU 3am.

DOORS 2.00PM
VIP EARLY ENTRY 1.00PM
VERY SPECIAL GUEST CURRENT MEMBER OF KISS "ERIC SINGER"
GUARANTEED AUTOGRAPH AND PHOTO SESSION WITH ERIC SINGER
Q & A WITH ERIC SINGER
ALONG FOR THE RIDE C4'S MR IAIN LEE!!
LIVE PERFORMANCE FROM DRESSED TO KILL + ERIC.
DEALERS FROM UK--EUROPE--USA / MAINSTREAM ROCK DEALERS ALSO WELCOME.
MORE SPECIAL GUESTS T.B.C.
ALL THE USUAL COMPS, SIGNED MEMORABILIA RAFFLE, FACE PAINTING ETC.....

CHILDREN OVER 14 WELCOME UNTIL 9PM

FOR MORE DETAILS CHECK OUT www.kissexpo.co.uk 

OR E-MAIL kissexpo2005@aol.com 

 
11th July 2005 Dudley Expo Cancelled
The Dudley Expo, due to take place on 11th September has been cancelled. This is a great shame as it was to feature Eddie Kramer and Hotter Than Hell, the official statement from Trevor (HTH) is as follows:-

[From: Trevor]
We are very sorry to announce that due to factors beyond our control we 
have had to cancel the ALIVE 2005 Expo at Dudley on 11th Sept.
 
3rd July 2005 Hotter Than Hell
[From: Marty, HTH]
Hi to all at Kissin'UK!
 
Marty from Hotter Than Hell here, just letting all the people know in Belfast-N.Ireland, that 
Hotter Than HeLL will be playing 2 Gig's in August. The First being-THE EMPIRE MUSIC HALL on Saturday 6th August 2005-Tickets available through Ticketmaster, Virgin Megastore & all usual outlets.

Secondly, we will be playing at LOUGHSHORE SHORELINE FESTIVAL in Newtownabbey on Monday 29th August 2005, as Headliners! Its part of the Bank Holiday METAL MONDAY. Its a free event to the Public & i cant wait to see all my friends & good people in Northern Ireland!
 
See you's all soon,
 
MARTY-Hotter Than Hell
 

Classic Rock chart
[From: Michael Coles]
In Classic Rock Magazine, KISS' Reason To Live is at number 22 in the Top 50 rock ballads of all time.
 


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