Hi!!!
Well, We celebrated our 17th 'live' anniversary at Hallowe'en - Thanks
so much for your support!!!

Now onto the dates:


Friday 28th November: 'The Robin2' - Bilston, Wolverhampton.*supported by superb Def Leppard tribute band Jef Leppard*
Saturday 29th November: 'The Gasworks' - Bradford

Friday 19th December: 'The Standard' - Walthamstow, London E17
Saturday 20th December: 'The Point' - Cardiff - also a Bogiez Xmas Party nite, so DEF not to be missed!!


The 2 December shows will be VERY special - the last 2 shows of 2008, and the closest to KISS-mas that weve ever played, so we'd like you to join in with the festive fun and frivolity - these 2 shows will have a real party feel to them, and more than a few surprises too, so DONT miss them.

*We're looking for some Girls to join us onstage for a couple of songs, one of which will be 'Take it off', so you'll understand what is 'required', though we WONT be asking for nudity or for the Girls to go too far.....*

Read more: DTK news

At long last there is some news of a new album on the horizon, as confirmed by Paul Stanley himself in this interview (around 2 minutes 30 in).

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=hYK2ccDMIc4

And is that's not proof enough then the best place to get gossip is from a London cabbie, good job I got this recently then!:-

"Hi I am London Cabbie and a lifelong KISS fan. Last week I picked up A punter who said he had been working in the USA as a session man and the word is KISS are to record a new album with all new tracks in the new year. This guy was not a kiss fan but seemed to know his stuff and he was told this from some session guys who are trying to get on the new album."

As you are all probably aware 'Dressed To Kill' celebrate their 18th Anniversary this year!
 
Halloween, is always a special time, as it reminds me of when we played our FIRST gigat 'Crystals Nitespot in Loughborough' some 17 years ago!!!!
 
Being a founding member, 'Dressed To Kill', will always hold a special place in my heart and most importantly all the fans who braved the weather and turned out on a regular basis to come see us.
 
I have to say that, WITHOUT YOU, my 15 years with the band would not have been so fulfilling and to this day I'm ever so grateful to YOU! This is something I'll ALWAYS remember and NEVER forget! I MISS YOU ALL.
 
I hope this finds you all well and have yourselves A HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
 
Much Love,
 
Rich 'The Catman' Sawyer

 Bill Baker is back with updates to his Ace Frehley Archive website.

ACE FANS! Finally, "Ace Frehley - The Ultimate Fan Scrapbook" has arrived! The books were delivered Tuesday, Oct 21st. Yes, I'm no longer "the boy who cried wolf". (For years I've been saying... "I'm going to put out this Ace Book"....) But it's all true! After all of these years of work it's NOW FINALLY AVAILABLE!

Ace Frehley - The Ultimate Fan Scrapbook features:-

·          128 glossy art pages of Ace!
·          Large 9 1/2 X 12 inch size - many full page photos, mostly COLOR and some black and white shots!
·          Never before seen documents and memorabilia from Bill's collection!
·          Bill's stories and memories of good times hanging and working with Ace!
·          Photos spanning from the early years of Kiss, the Comet and solo years, and up until the Kiss reunion in '96 with lots of candids in between.

Only 2000 copies of the book have been printed. I am taking orders now via my website. If you would like a copy please go to: www.acefrehleyscrapbook.com and follow the details there.

Bill says - "I'm glad I have this site. I'm glad I put together this book for you, the fans. I'm proud of it and it's NOW FINALLY AVAILABLE!!!! Because I put so much into it, I'll take the extra time to sign and number each one!"

Bill personally gave Ace his copy at the Chiller Theatre convention last weekend and Ace loved it, (see pictures of that meeting on the site), I know you will love it too!

Thankya, Thankya very much,
Bill Baker

Dear KISS fans in Ipswich,
Sorry for this night not being there.
We got fooled by our booker from Vampyre Connections.
At the last moment he dissappeared without a trace,therefore there was no guarantee for us to get paid and no one even had booked accommodation as it was written in the contract.
We couldn't take the risk to drive down from Newcastle then drive back to Blackburn cos our budget has a limit.
The tour will continue tomorrow and we are ready to rock you!

THIS THURSDAY NIGHT SEPTEMBER 25TH AT 8PM (Pacific Time) (US Times & Date) 

RADIO REALITY CHECK BRINGS YOU ANOTHER WORLD FAMOUS "KISS THIS" SPECIAL!

2 HOURS OF "KISS"

WE WILL TAKE YOUR CALLS & REQUEST "LIVE" DURING THE SHOW! 

CHAT LIVE, WITH OTHER KISS FANS AROUND THE WORLD! 

LISTEN AND CHAT LIVE FROM OUR WEBSITE THIS THURSDAY NIGHT: http://www.radiorealitycheck.com 

Note: The show will be Friday morning for the UK!
Check out http://www.timeanddate.com to figure the exact time of the show! 

SEE YOU THERE KISS ARMY UK!

The Crew  Radio Reality Check  www.radiorealitycheck.com 

At last I've got my hands on the newly released Japan-only album " Jigoku-Retsuden". Roughly translated as either 'Glorious Tale of Hell' or 'Biography of Hell' this album features 15 tracks that have been rerecorded by the current line-up. Lots of people are pretty mad with this thinking it's completely pointless - was it really necessary to fix something that was never broken in the first place? Well in my opinion I think it's well worth buying, Gene isn't stupid, by doing this KISS now retain the rights to these recordings meaning they can be used anywhere and they'll now get a cut of the profits (for example in future editions of Guitar Hero etc). And apart from that it's pretty damn good too.

First thing you'll notice is that a lot of the recordings are kept faithful to the originals, with the audio quality benefiting with a far clearer mix. I'm not saying by any means that these are better than the originals but they are very very good, definitely a great album to have if you're new to KISS. Highlights for me were Heaven's On Fire, Black Diamond (with Eric on vocals) and Forever (not as bad as I was expecting seeing how the Bruce version is one of my favourite KISS tracks).

Will this ever get an official UK release? Well, who knows, it was expected to be given away with the Mail on Sunday a few months back but that never happened. Judging by the fact it's now number one on the CdJapan website I think a lot of people over here have already imported it... I bought my copy from CdJapan here and it took less than a week to arrive: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=DFCP-56 (you can also listen to clips here).

The track list is as follows:-

1. DEUCE
2. DETROIT ROCK CITY
3. SHOUT IT OUT LOUD
4. HOTTER THAN HELL
5. CALLING DR.LOVE
6. LOVE GUN
7. I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN' YOU
8. HEAVEN'S ON FIRE
9. LICK IT UP
10. I LOVE IT LOUD
11. FOREVER
12. CHRISTINE SIXTEEN
13. DO YOU LOVE ME
14. BLACK DIAMOND
15. ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE

 There's a great interview with Peter Criss over at 40 74 Magazine, it was published in their August edition. There's also some great shots of Peter taken near his new home in Monmouth County. Many thanks to Gigi for sending me the info.