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

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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."