There's a nice article about the growth of themes cruises over on the BBC website, almost completely dedicated to the KISS Kruise!

"Every autumn Kiss hire a huge cruise liner to sail around the Caribbean for a week with 2,300 of their diehard fans. This year will be their sixth voyage, or Kiss Kruise VI.

The band perform two shows on the ship, and fans get to meet and hang out with the four band members.

There are 13 bars on board, plus 12 restaurants, a swimming pool, a gym, a spa, a casino, an indoor theatre and a tattoo parlour for getting a new Kiss ink work."

Read the whole article here. Thanks to Nige for the info.

 

Thanks to HeavyCon we have an amazing Meet & Greet with Gene Simmons for 2 people to give away to help us celebrate our forthcoming 20th birthday!

Not only that 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.

For full instructions please visit https://www.kissinuk.com/cms/heavycon

Gene Simmons HeavyCon

Happy 40th Birthday to KISS Destroyer! Never has an album had so many amazing tracks that still sound great so many years later, without doubt KISS and Bob Ezrin at their best.

Detroit Rock City - King of the Night Time World - God of Thunder

Great Expectations - Flaming Youth - Sweet Pain - Shout It Out Loud

Beth - Do You Love Me? - Sweet Pain

KISS Destroyer

 

We have a fantastic competition coming very shortly to tie in with both HeavyCon happening in October as well as our 20th Birthday later this year(!). In the meantime we have an awesome 20% discount off your tickets

As mentioned previously Gene will be appearing at HeavyCon in October, signing autographs on Saturday 1st October and doing something really special on the Sunday.

To get your 20% discount just enter HeavyCon1 into the voucher code box over at http://heavycon.co.uk, easy! Note this is off the ticket price only, not from any booking fees.

Gene Simmons HeavyCon

Gene Simmons will be appearing at Heavy Con in London on September 30th onwards. He will be interviewed in the main auditorium, then will do a meet-and-greet with Black ticket holders before heading over to the signing hall for a quick autograph session.

Gene at Heavy Con

According to their site "He’s also going to be doing something REALLY special with us on the Sunday – if you would like to be the first to find out what this is, sign up to the newsletter below and we’ll make sure you’re at the top of the queue…".

More info over at http://heavycon.co.uk/

There's a new Dead Daisies book about their 2015 tour on Kickstarter, it includes some great photos from their tour with KISS. It's a very cool project, I've been lucky enough to see some of the pages and they are fantastic, developed by huge Daisies (and KISS) fan Mark Allison.

"In a year that proved to be groundbreaking for The Dead Daisies which included a line-up of David Lowy (Mink/Red Phoenix), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake), John Corabi (Motley Crue/The Scream), Richard Fortus (Guns N' Roses/Psychedelic Furs), Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne/Billy Idol) and Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses/Hookers and Blow), 2015 was a pivotal year for the band. Starting with a historic visit to Cuba, this was followed by recording the bands second album 'Revolución'. The tours that followed took the band to many corners of the world either as headliners or playing big arenas with KISS, Whitesnake and Judas Priest. In addition they played the Download Festival in the UK for the first time.

This book covers all the achievements of 2015 starting from the visit to Cuba through to the final concert in Tel Aviv in December. There are loads of great photographs, artwork and reviews, stories and quotes from members of the band, fans and music publications. There are also many fans pictures throughout the book."

Dead Daisies Kickstarter

Ace Frehley has announced that his long awaited covers album will be released on April 15th. 'Origins Vol 1' features 12 covers including the biggest surprise of all - a version of Fire And Water with none other than Paul Stanley on lead vocals! You can pre-order on iTunes which will allow you to download White Room immediately (US only for now).

1. “White Room” (Cream)
2. “Street Fighting Man” (Rolling Stones)
3. “Spanish Castle Magic” (Jimi Hendrix) feat. John 5
4. “Fire and Water” (Free) feat. Paul Stanley
5. “Emerald” (Thin Lizzy) feat. Slash
6. “Bring It On Home” (Led Zeppelin)
7. “Wild Thing” (The Troggs) feat. Lita Ford
8. “Parasite” (KISS) feat. John 5
9. “Magic Carpet Ride” (Steppenwolf)
10. “Cold Gin” (KISS) feat. Mike McCready
11. “Till The End of the Day” (Kinks)
12. “Rock and Roll Hell” (KISS)

Paul briefly mentioned the collaboration on Badlands' Morning Crash earlier today.

Last week Italian site ComingSoon.it announced that the European tour this year has been cancelled. (Google translated) "With deep regret that we receive the news of the cancellation of all the European tour by KISS , then also the date on June 3rd on the stage of the GODS OF METAL 2016."

The article was pulled, and then re-appeared with no official announcement being made. Since then the German dates have also been cancelled and the dates have all been pulled from KISS Online. However, there has still been no official announcement so nobody outside of the band knows what is going on regardless of some of the rumours that have spread elsewhere, it's possible that things have just been rescheduled to allow for a full US tour.

Legendary KISS Founder Member Peter Criss To Attend Texas Frightmare Weekend

Will Meet and Greet Fans on all Three Days April 29-May 1, 2016

Dallas, TX, January 10, 2016 -- Founder member of rock super group KISS will attend Texas Frightmare Weekend this April 29-May 1, 2016 to meet and greet fans in a rare appearance.

In addition to playing drums in the band, Peter also provided lead vocals for a number KISS' most popular and memorable songs including Beth, Black Diamond, and Hard Luck Woman. Peter's Catman persona is an instantly recognizable icon in pop culture.

"After hosting an appearance by Ace Frehley at our 2014 event we've been flooded with requests to bring in Peter Criss," says Texas Frightmare Weekend founder Loyd Cryer. "Our event has always been about fulfilling fans' requests and we are honored that Peter has agreed to attend."

Peter Criss will attend the event on all three days giving his fans plenty of opportunities for autographs, photos and meet and greets. Tickets for the event are available for purchase now at http://www.texasfrightmareweekend.com.

Peter Criss joins many other icons including Robert Englund (Freddy Kruger, A Nightmare on Elm Street), George A. Romero (director, Dawn of the Dead), James Remer (Dexter, The Warriors), John Carroll Lynch (American Horror Story, The Walking Dead), Matthew Lillard (Scream, Scooby Doo), Lance Henriksen (Aliens) and many, many more.

Texas Frightmare Weekend is presented in association with FANGORIA Magazine. 2016 marks the event's now entry into it's second decade. Texas Frightmare Weekend hosts celebrity appearances, autograph signings, screenings, exclusive parties and horror memorabilia vendors from all over the country. TFW was the recipient of iHorror.com's prestigious "2015 Horror Convention of the Year" award.

Contact:

Loyd Cryer
Founder
Texas Frightmare Weekend
(669) 247-6772
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