Doctors make Kiss star drop gig  
 
Heart problems have forced Kiss singer and guitarist Paul Stanley to abandon a show in California, US.

"My heart spontaneously jumped to 190 plus beats per minute where it stayed for over an hour," his website said.

Paramedics stopped and restarted his heart to give it a regular rhythm. He said the episode was "exhausting".

Read more: BBC report on Paul

From Paul's official site:-
During sound check yesterday, my heart spontaneously jumped to 190 plus beats per minute where it stayed for over an hour necessitating paramedics to start an IV and give me a shot to momentarily stop my heart and get it into a normal pattern. Not knowing if this episode was life threatening made it even more exhausting. After consulting with both the paramedics and a cardiologist at Cedar Sinai, they confirmed my worst fear. They said that I would put myself at risk if I tried to do the show.

I’m very proud of Gene, Tommy and Eric for carrying on without me. I apologize to anyone I disappointed and I’ll make it up to you when I see you again.

Paul.

Just a rumour so far, but from DigitalSpy and The Star:- 

Gene Simmons has signed up for the next series of I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!, according to a report today.

The Daily Star claims that producers expect the Kiss singer to spice up the jungle with his outrageous opinions and bad boy antics.

Simmons is no stranger to reality TV; he has previously starred in Channel 4's Rock School, which saw him turning a class of youngsters into a rock group.

It is rumoured that Gene will be joined in Australia by former supermodel Janice Dickinson and TV psychic Sally Morgan, when the show returns later this year.

Today I had a very very cool phone call from Peter Criss (and his very nice wife Gigi)! He talked about his new album(s), being in KISS and his forthcoming film. It will take me a while to type it all up, but it'll be here shortly...

 Just a reminder that Peter will be on Reality Radio Check this Thursday at 8AM (BST). See the story a few down the page for more info.

 Lots of info on Peter's new album, with a press release, track listing and bio. Thanks to Dan & Lori for the info. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    Contact:    Lori Lousararian / Rogers & Cowan

ROCK LEGEND PETER CRISS TO RELEASE NEW SOLO CD "ONE FOR ALL" WORLDWIDE JULY 24 ON SILVERCAT RECORDS VIA SONY/RED DISTRIBUTION

Peter Criss, founding member and drummer of iconic rock group KISS, will release his new solo CD entitled ONE FOR ALL July 24 on Silvercat Records, distributed by Sony/Red.  The CD will be distributed day-and-date to fans across the globe.

An autobiographical collection of songs that Criss produced and recorded over the course of two years, ONE FOR ALL also includes several cover tunes that reflect his outlook on life at this point in his long-standing career.

 

Read more: Peter Criss - Press Release

This week Classic Rock Central features a 1999 interview in Gimme 5 with Paul Stanley.  Listen as Paul Stanley discusses performing live, touring, his role as Phantom of the Opera, his favorite front men and more.  Get Gimme 5 with Paul Stanley here -
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 To Kissinuk,

On July 19th at 8PM (PT) 11PM (ET)(US Times) Peter Criss will be our special guest live on Radio Reality Check! We will be playing a few world premiers from Peter's new album "One For All", set to be released July 24th (US). Kiss / Cat fans can chat and listen live at:
www.radiorealitycheck.com July 19th! We will update you on this show, the closer it gets!

John Turner
Radio Reality Check

Click on banner for more info, including UK times.

Thanks to Paul and each and everyone of you at KISSin UK!

I just wanted to drop you a line to bring you up to date with my progress; I’m still having
re-education twice weekly, with another 6-8 weeks left to go before I consult the pecialists again (they tell me that every thing looks very positive, but I’ll need to take it easy!). I’ve started practising behind the drums (something I’ve been itching to do for many months now!) and things are going well!  

Read more: Message from Rich Sawyer