UK KISS fan Jonathon Gough has sent in a few paintings that he has been working on over the past few years. They're created with soft pastels, oil pastel and acrylic paint. Jonathon is trying to arrange for prints to be created and may also sell the originals at some point. Look out for more of his pictures over the next week.

First one is Revenge era Eric, Paul, Gene & Bruce.

Just heard the news that fellow KISS Army member & Iconic Eye bassist Gary Slater has sadly passed away. I personally met Gary at several KISS shows and he was a great guy, very approachable and had lots of time for other fans. Gary wrote a great trip report about his Cobo Hall adventure here: https://www.kissinuk.com/kisscr48.htm

RIP Gary (Grunge on the forum), you will be missed.

 

New York based band The Dives have announced that they will be opening for KISS on the UK leg of the upcoming tour. The Dives feature front man Evan Stanley (Paul's son), Mike Lefton, Jimmy Meier and Sergio Ortenga. When asked in the video below what the connection with KISS was Evan's answer is "well, I came out of a Love Gun"!

 

AUCTION ALERT
2 VIP tickets to see Kiss rock band at Glasgow SSE Hydro 27th May. Tickets will include back stage meet and greet, photographs and Kiss merchandise. Donated by Kym Furano, Epic Rights. Auction open now until midnight on Saturday 4th March. Bid by private message on the MWA Tartan Trekkers page (not KISSin' UK!) and winner to be notified on Sunday 5th March. All money raised from this auction will go to Moray Women's Aid who support women and children who are victims of domestic abuse.
 

Just been a KISS Kasket question on Channel 4′s Big Fat Quiz. Noel Fielding told a great story about dressing up as Gene as a kid and going backstage into the dressing room! Available  on C4 catchup.