Unbelievably it's 4 years since KISS last played London for the one-off help For Heroes show. So many good memories of this show, from Detroit Rock City through to Rock & Roll All Nite (via Crazy Crazy Nights) followed by my first KISS back stage party! It was also preceded by a great launch for the Monster book at the Arts Club in London that I was lucky enough to attend.

 

There's a familiar face on the cover of the latest Big Issue, Gene is interviewed discussing "his family history - and his violent plans as Earth's 'benevolent' dictator". Make sure you pick it up from your local seller before Monday!

Due to running out of space at the London venue, HeavyCon has moved location to the NEC in Birmingham. However, our fantastic competition to win a Meet & Greet with Gene Simmons for 2 people is staying put and still running! Not only will you win a Meet & Greet but the winner will also receive 2 gold tickets for the 1st October worth £130 each. This will also allow you to gain access into TeamRock enclosure with other artists to meet throughout the day.

Don't forget as well as entering on the site you can also enter on Facebook, just like our page and post the name of your favourite Gene Simmons song (or send a FB message if you prefer).

Click here to enter the competition

Gene Simmons HeavyCon

We also still have a massive 20% discount available - just enter HEAVYCON1 as a promo code over on the HeavyCon website!

Gene Simmons radio 2Starting this Wednesday at 10PM is a brand new series of Gene Simmons' I Love It Loud on BBC Radio 2. The last series was well worth listening to and covered off a lot of Gene's early influences. Episode 1 is titled "Rock You Like A Hurricane", the BBC press release is below.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07dbkkl

"The Demon of Rock is back - Gene Simmons presents a new series of I Love It Loud on BBC Radio 2.

Gene Simmons, co founder of the most successful recording rock band in America - KISS - returns to Radio 2 to play more of the music that 'makes my blood boil', Classic Rock.

In this episode, Gene features tracks artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Rush, Van Halen, and Grand Funk Railroad.

He also has fun with a new feature 'Gene Splicing' where he mashes up hard rock and heavy metal covers of old standards, such as punker Joey Ramones' version of Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World.

Throughout the series Gene recollects personal encounters with the artists featured, sometimes as a colleague like when he discovered Van Halen and produced their first demo and sometimes as a fan."

It's not too late to get your KISS Rocks Vegas cinema tickets to see highlights from the Vegas residency back in 2014. It's showing at many cinemas across the UK this Wednesday (25th May), you can find out more here:

http://www.kissmycinema.com/cinemas/

KISS Rocks VegasThe current full list of UK cinemas are:-
Basingstoke - Odeon
Belfast - Odeon
Birmingham B/Way Plaza Odeon - Dolby Atmos
Birmingham Star City - Vue
Blackpool - Odeon
Bournemouth - Odeon
Brighton - Odeon
Bristol Cribbs - Vue
Cardiff - Odeon
Cheshire Oaks - Vue
Coventry - Odeon
Derby - Odeon
Dudley - Odeon
Dundee - Odeon
Dunfermline - Odeon
Edinburgh Lothian Rd - Odeon
Edinburgh Omni - Vue
Gateshead - Vue - Dolby Atmos
Glasgow Braehead - Odeon
Hatfield - Odeon
Huddersfield - Odeon
Hull - Odeon
Kilmarnock - Odeon
Kingston - Odeon
Leeds Bradford - Odeon
Leeds Light - Vue
Leicester - Odeon
Lincoln - Odeon
Liverpool One - Odeon
London E15 - Vue
London NW1 - Odeon
London SE10 - Odeon
London W12 - Vue
London WC2 - Odeon
London WC2 - Vue
Maidenhead - Odeon
Maidstone - Odeon
Manchester Print - Odeon
Mansfield - Odeon
Milton Keynes Stadium - Odeon - Dolby Atmos
Newcastle Silverlinks - Odeon
Norwich - Odeon
Orpington - Odeon - Dolby Atmos
Oxford George - Odeon
Plymouth - Vue
Portsmouth - Vue
Reading - Vue
Sheffield - Odeon
Southampton - Odeon
Southend - Odeon
Stoke - Odeon
Swansea - Odeon
Swansea - Vue
Tamworth - Odeon
Taunton - Odeon
Telford - Odeon
Warrington - Odeon
Worcester - Odeon
Wrexham - Odeon

After 26 years, awesome UK KISS Tribute Dressed to Kill will be saying goodbye to club shows later this month. They have however promised that one-off special shows will still take place, such as headlining the Wannasee Festival in Penrith in August. Please support them if you can, the shows are as follows:-

Friday 27th May - River Rooms, Stourbridge
Saturday 28th May - The Diamond, Sutton In Ashfield

https://www.facebook.com/kisstributeuk/

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