Backstage Auctions are running an auction from 3rd - 12th November featuring really cool KISS collectibles. With over 200 lots to choose from, fans and collectors might be particularly interested in the impressive offering of autographed memorabilia, record awards, rare photos, tour used cabinets and stage worn clothing and accessories. Most of the items offered come from the collections of former KISS crew members, as well as well-known inner circle individuals such as Lydia Criss and C.K. Lendt.

A direct link to all these items can be found here: https://www.backstageauctions.com/catalog/kiss/ac/0/1222/ 

40 years ago today the amazing KISS Alive II was released to the world. Not only a fantastic follow-up to the greatest live album ever, but also a "side 4" of new tracks!

Gene & Ace reunited on stage last night for a one-off benefit show for victims of Hurricane Harvey. They played Parasite, Cold Gin & Shock Me, all of which can be found on YouTube thanks to Mike Brunn.

A brand new mobile game called KISS Rock City is now available in Ireland & Australia from the App Store (iOS)! It comes from Sproing and is approved by the band themselves, if you were on the KISS Kruise in 2016 you may have already seen it. The game will be globally released with in the next couple of months, more details as soon as we get them!

UK KISS tribute band 'KISS GB' have several shows coming up over the next couple of months and are well worth checking out. They are the sister band to the mighty Dressed to Kill featuring Ash Brookes as Paul. Upcoming shows are as follows:-

Sep 2nd The Diamond Sutton In Ashfield
Sep 23rd Slow & Easy Hotel, Northwich
Oct 21st Club Rock, Carlisle

Vinnie Vincent is due to make a rare public appearance on January 19th & 20th at the Atlanta KISS expo. He'll be doing a meet & greet on the 19th followed by a Q&A session on the 20th. Tickets are available now over on the Atlanta KISS Expo site.

Vinnie hasn't been in the public eye since 2014 when his wife sadly passed away, he very rarely attends anything KISS related so looking forward to seeing what happens with this one.

SNOG are an up and coming UK KISS tribute band, their next show is lined up for the 19th August at the Tropic at Ruislip (tickets £10 in advance from the Tropic or £12 on the door).

You can hear them play "Detroit Rock City", "Crazy Nights" and "Rock and Roll All Night" over on Soundcloud - all were recorded at Assulat and battery Studios, Willesden where Iron Maiden recorded "Number of the Beast"! - https://soundcloud.com/snog_tktb
More info over on their facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/Snoglondon/ or Twitter - https://twitter.com/snogTKTB 

Today would have been Eric Carr's 67th birthday. What better way to celebrate than seeing him rocking out to War Machine with Bruce from 1985. RIP Eric.