This morning brought the news no KISS fan wanted to hear- the 'One Last KISS End Of The Road' world tour has been announced. Let's face it we all knew it was coming, but it was still a bit of a shock. I imagine this will last a few years and let's just hope there's a good few UK dates in there.
Here's the video from America's Got Talent last night where they opened the show and announced the tour.
It's been a long time since we last seen some Ace action in Kerrang!, but a new interview has been published today by Justin Norton. Apologies also for the lack of updates recently, we've had some health issues to deal with but back on the mend now :-)
(photo: Raymond Ahner via Kerrang)
"In 1978, when I was just a boy, one of my friends hosted a birthday celebration in our townhouse community. While most of the day escapes me, one moment stands out despite the decades: my friend opened a present to reveal KISS lead guitarist Ace Frehley’s debut solo album. It seemed to glow like a mystical relic in the living room. We put on the record and were promptly floored by the first track, Rip It Out.
My birthday was days later. I did not get the album. But I did get the memory – and many others – of Ace Frehley. “That is a special album – it just has that spark,” Ace tells me decades later at his hotel room in Berkeley, California, on the second night of a club tour in advance of his upcoming solo album, Spaceman, due out October 19."
Imagine - YOU...On stage...Jamming with rock legend Paul Stanley of KISS in LAS VEGAS at House of Blues! Plus jam with Paul, along with Tommy Thayer of KISS, Rudy Sarzo of Quiet Riot, John 5 of Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie and Tommy Aldridge of Whitesnake and Ozzy Osbourne at the private Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp facility in Las Vegas!
Attend this camp and stand at the top of the rock and roll mountain with all of these rock and roll icons!
You will jam live at the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp facility with Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer, Rudy Sarzo, John 5 and Tommy Aldridge and then Paul Stanley will perform with you live at House of Blues in Las Vegas!
Along with jamming some of your favorite KISS songs such as Deuce, Love Gun, Rock n Roll All Nite and Detroit Rock City, a special addition to this camp will be the opportunity to jam some of Paul Stanley's favorite R&B songs with him and Tommy Thayer. Paul has taken his R&B project, Soul Station, around the world, and now he is bringing his passion for 60's and 70's classic R&B to Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp.
Chris has created this brilliant scale model of the 1975-76 touring stage, it features a working KISS logo with over 200 LEDs and even the flickering candelabra. Chris says his next project will be either the Alive II or Dynasty stage. Well done Chris, look forward to seeing your next stage!
All photos can be seen on his Pinterest page and there's a YouTube video link below.