The first of the KISS/Def Leppard shows took place in Utah last night,  Hide Your Heart is a very welcome addition to the set list!

King of the Night Time World
Cold Gin
War Machine
Hide Your Heart
Christine Sixteen
Shout It Out Loud
I Love It Loud
Makin' Love
Psycho Circus
Let Me Go, Rock 'N' Roll
Black Diamond
Detroit Rock City
Rock and Roll All Nite  

Check out KOTNTW opening the show (from Keith Leroux)

Press Release: Swedish old school rockers The Gloria Story holds Kiss as one of their main influences. This year marks Kiss 40:th anniversary. It is also the year that Kiss finally got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Gloria Story's song "Live your Life in Shame" is all about "life as a Kiss-fan". It's packed with Kiss-references and is nothing short of an homage to one of the greatest rock-groups of all time. The video - filled with flames, girls, action and a lot of KISSING - is released on the same day as Kiss kicks off their 40:th anniversary tour together with Def Leppard - June 23. The "Live your Life in Shame-video" is The Gloria Story's way of saying: "Thank you Kiss for the music during 40 years of Rock and Roll, and congratulations on the RARHOF induction".

"Live your life in Shame" is the third single from THE GLORIA STORY's album BORN TO LOSE (2013) - available from Sound Pollution Distribution on CD, Digital and Vinyl-LP. The video is produced by Snowbox Studios, Petter Björnlund

The video on YOUTUBE:

Press release from UK cruise company Cruise Kings:-

28 October 2014, 8 nights
Onboard Norwegian Pearl
Balcony Stateroom from £2199 per person

Join KISS on their third KISS Kruise on board Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Pearl.
Rock with the loudest bands on Earth, with exclusive performances on land and sea, onboard themed parties and activities with each of the band members!

KISS is regarded as one of the most influential rock and roll bands of all-time with more than thirty years of record-breaking worldwide tours, recording 37 albums selling over 100 million albums across the globe. Their career milestones to date are staggering and the KISS legacy continues to grow, generation after generation, across all ages, races and faiths.

The devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the "Hottest Band in the World" is a testament to the band's unbreakable bond with its fans.
Now you can be part of this fantastic experience with this amazing Cruise and Stay package from CruiseKings!
You’ll stay in Miami for 2 nights before joining the Halloween pre-party on the 30th and setting sail on the 31st of October through to the 4th of November, aboard the mighty Norwegian Pearl. 

The KISS Kruise Pre-Party*
The pre-party is THE place for you to connect with other KISS Kruisers the night before the cruise and is open ONLY to guests sailing on KISS Kruise IV in 2014.*
This allows you to check in a day early for your cruise and enjoy a pre-party that rocks…and floats!

Check in will be open until 5:00pm on Thursday October 30th before the ship sets sail in the evening for the pre-party, out on the ocean with live music by supporting bands, onboard casino and bars.
CHEAP TRICK will be one of the bands set to ROCK the Pre-Party night!!!
The ship will then come back in to port to pick up any additional guests the next morning.
You will have the added bonus of already being unpacked and settled AND you’ll get to sleep in while the others are boarding!

Current line-up
KISS + around a dozen more acts still to be announced – see for further updates!

Holiday Price includes:

  • Return flights from the UK
  • 2 night stay in Miami
  • Admission to the KISS Kruise Pre-Party
  • Admission to the Epic indoor KISS rock show (for double occupancy only)
  • KISS island concert, acoustic and unmasked
  • KISS Q&A
  • KISS pre-autographed commemorative item (per guest)
  • A "Dressed to Kill" photo with KISS, for you and your cabin mates
  • Round trip cruise from the Port of Miami to Great Stirrup Cay and Nassau, Bahamas
  • All meals and non-carbonated beverages (i.e. tea, juices, coffee).
  • Use of the ship's facilities including the disco, casino, health and fitness centre and swimming pools** all with plenty of deck space to enjoy a cocktail and great music.
  • Norwegian Splash Academy and Entourage facilities and activities for children.***
  • Taxes, fees and port charges

Show Admission
All guests will have tickets to one of two main stage KISS shows indoor.
All other shows will be general admission for all guests, inclusive of one no-make-up show with KISS at Great Stirrup Cay.

Full details on the Cruise Kings website

KISS 40 was released last week and is available now from Amazon: "2CD 2014 anthology spanning 1973-2013 featuring one track off every album including live LP's & their 1978 solo releases! Also includes previously unreleased 1977 demo 'Reputation' + 20-page booklet.".

Whist many of you will already have all the studio tracks, there are some nice live tracks that are worth downloading separately for 99p each.

Disc 1:
1. Nothin' To Lose (Album Version) Kiss 3:22    
2. Let Me Go, Rock 'N Roll (Album Version) Kiss 2:13
3. C'mon And Love Me (Album Version) Kiss 2:54
4. Rock And Roll All Nite (Live From Detroit, MI/1975) Kiss 3:59
5. God Of Thunder (Demo Version) Kiss 2:54
6. Beth (Album Version) Kiss 2:44
7. Hard Luck Woman (Album Version) Kiss 3:31
8. Reputation (Demo) Kiss 5:38
9. Christine Sixteen (Album Version) Kiss 3:09
10. Shout It Out Loud (Live At The L.A. Forum/1977/Edited) Kiss 3:25
11. Strutter '78 Kiss 3:40
12. You Matter To Me Peter Criss 3:13
13. Radioactive Gene Simmons 3:50
14. New York Groove (Album Version) Ace Frehley 2:59
15. Hold Me, Touch Me (Think Of Me When We're Apart) Paul Stanley 3:37
16. I Was Made For Lovin' You (Single Mix) Kiss 3:59
17. Shandi (Album Version) Kiss 3:34
18. A World Without Heroes (Album Version) Kiss 2:36
19. I Love It Loud (Album Version) Kiss 4:12
20. Down On Your Knees (Album Version) Kiss 3:26
21. Lick It Up (Album Version) Kiss 3:52
22. Heaven's On Fire Kiss 3:16
Disc 2:
1. Tears Are Falling Kiss 3:52
2. Reason To Live Kiss 3:58
3. Let's Put The X In Sex (Album Version) Kiss 3:47
4. Forever (Album Version) Kiss 3:50
5. God Gave Rock 'N' Roll To You II (Album Version) Kiss 5:19
6. Unholy (Live/1992) Kiss 3:31
7. Do You Love Me (Live From MTV Unplugged/1995) Kiss 3:14
8. Room Service (Live In Davenport, Iowa/1975) Kiss 3:36
9. Jungle (Radio Edit) Kiss 4:52
10. Psycho Circus (Album Version Without Intro) Kiss 4:49
11. Nothing Can Keep Me From You Kiss 4:03
12. Detroit Rock City (Live/2003) The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra 4:42
13. Deuce (Live From Burgettstown, PA /2004) Kiss 3:49
14. Firehouse (Live At B.C. Place Stadium, Vancouver/1999) Kiss 3:51
15. Modern Day Delilah Kiss 3:35
16. Cold Gin (Live From Detroit, MI/2009) Kiss 5:30
17. Crazy Crazy Nights (Live/2010) Kiss 4:07
18. Hell Or Hallelujah



Yep, you read that right, Gene has let Keith Lemon run riot through his mansion!  Not yet sure when it will be aired, but Gene confirmed it via Twitter last week. You can be sure that Gene's KISS room will be featured.

Thanks to Nige for the info.

Australian/US band 'The Dead Daisies' have been added to the August leg of the KISS/Def Leppard tour of the USA.
The Dead Daisies are a classic rock band for the modern age with some big hitters in their line-up. Current Guns N Roses members Richard Fortus and Dizzy Reid, one of Australias greatest rock singers Jon Stevens, Marco Mendoza and Brian Tichy of Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake and the guy who started them off, Australian guitarist David Lowy make up this stellar line-up.
So far the band have toured the UK, Australia and the USA as part of the Rockstar Uproar festival as well as opening for Aerosmith and ZZ Top.
Their debut single 'Lock N Load' which featured Slash on guitar made Classic Rock magazines top 20 songs of 2013 and was also featured by Rolling Stone magazine as their 'track of the Day' in October last year.

The Face The Music competition has now closed and winners have been drawn, they can now be viewed here.

Well done to those that won, your prize will be sent direct from the UK publishers, Harper Collins, massive thanks to them for providing the prizes.

A fair few of you got the question about Paul's early band wrong and selected "Wicked Jester" as your answer (it wasn't a typo!), if you'd read the review you would have spotted the answer was Post War Baby Boom.