Many thanks to Bill Baker for donatining this exclusive photo to the site - the photo is an outtake from Bill's upcoming book about Ace which is now due for release in October. In Bills own words:-

"I realised as I was putting this book together that all of this Ace material (audio, video, photos) was wasting away in boxes and on shelves and that I should do something with it on my site and on youtube. So, now the book is at the printing company, and I'm ust waiing on the proofs. When I ok them, they will start printing. There will be 2000 signed and numbeed books. I will start taking orders once I ok the proofs. I hope to have the books in October. I will let you know. I have attached an exclusive picture that is an outtake shot from one I used in the book. (I still have that Hendrix shirt  in my collection.)"

Note picture is copyright Bill Baker.

SplitScreen Entertainment has announced the late addition of a bonus track to its upcoming tribute album "KISS MY ANKH: A Tribute To Vinnie Vincent."

Rock & roll comic C.C. Banana, known for his outrageous interviews with rockers and other celebrities, has written a new song parody exclusively for this project. The song is a comedic take on the Gene Simmons/Vinnie Vincent classic "Unholy," rewritten as a roast of Danger Danger vocalist Ted Poley. Despite its humorous overtones, the track is an appropriately heavy recreation of the Kiss original, featuring a guitar solo by Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian
Orchestra), guitars and bass by Paul LaPlaca (Zandelle, Z02, Chris Caffery solo band), drums by Dennis Leeflang (Sun Caged, Epica, Bumblefoot solo band) and background vocals by Kelli McCloud (Queen of the Reich) and Vic Rivera (AdrianGale, Crunch, Poley/Rivera). A sample of the parody is now available at the official "KISS MY ANKH" MySpace page, along with samples of all other songs on the tribute.

 

Read more: Vinnie Vincent Tribute - Update II

The news blog at StarWars.com (the official Star Wars website) has posted a new interview with former Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick. The article serves as an epilogue to his recent onstage interview with the mysterious Maul Stanley (the parody hybrid of Star Wars character Darth Maul and Kiss guitarist Paul Stanley). Whereas their original discussion dealt primarily with Bruce's experiences in Kiss, the follow-up focuses on his lifelong appreciation of the Star Wars saga (and its historical similarities to Kiss). A few excerpts from the interview follow. Also included is a link to Maul Stanley's appearance in the latest episode of the Talking Metal podcast.

 

Read more: Bruce talks to Maul Stanley!

In honor of Vinnie Vincent's birthday on August 6th, SplitScreen Entertainment has opened up pre-orders for its upcoming tribute album "KISS MY ANKH: A Tribute To Vinnie Vincent." It has also revealed the album's full track listing and complete artist roster. Scheduled for release on August 27th, the album is now available for pre-order via the SplitScreen Entertainment website. Additionally, song samples of all tracks are now available at the official "KISS MY ANKH" MySpace page. All songs on the tribute were written or co-written by Vinnie Vincent and originally appeared on albums by Kiss and the Vinnie Vincent Invasion.

http://www.myspace.com/KissMyAnkh

"KISS MY ANKH" features a mixture of veteran and rising talent, united by a common passion for the source material. The tribute kicks off in grand fashion with a retro take on "Killer" by YouTube sensation DoubleVirgo, who made headlines earlier this year at KissOnline with his vintage-flavored interpretation of another overlooked Kiss nugget. Next up is a soaring rendition of "I Still Love You" by New York metal masters Gods of Fire, who add their distinct bombastic flair to the familiar ballad. This is followed by Kiss concert staple "Lick It Up," rendered with flash and finesse by the female-fronted Future 86, known for their long-running series of TV spots for media giant Cablevision. A soulful acoustic version of "A Million To One" follows by the one-man band of Steve Brown, founding Trixter guitarist and current frontman of modern rock outfit Stereo Fallout.

 

Read more: Vinnie Vincent Tribute - Update

 KISS Forever Band, Hungarys greatest KISS export are about to embark on another UK tour - the current dates are as follows:-

Weds 24th Sept - Trillians Rock Bar, Newcastle
Thurs 25th Sept - The Railway, Ipswich - £5 otd 16+
Fri 26th Sept - The Cellar Bar, Blackburn
Sat 27th Sept - The Black Market, Warsop, Mansfield - £4 otd
Sun 28th Sept -Rio's, Grand Arcade, Leeds - £10 adv 14+
 
Tues 23rd, Glasgow TBC

 More info as we get it.

Bill Baker is back with another update to his Ace Frehley Archives website.
 
First i wanted to let you all know that the layout for my book, "Ace Frehley - The Ultimate Fan Scrapbook" is finally finished! Hooray! After all these years! Now it goes to the printer and by the time you read this, it will have been delivered and I await my proofs!
 
I have updated the Fractured Mirror media pages with 15 new videos. Covering all the years of the worlds only Ace Frehley tribute band. Heaps of cool Ace/Kiss songs featured in there.
 
My review from the 22nd Annual NY Kiss Expo is up. The day was a lot of fun as i got a chance to catch up with some old friends as well as making some new ones. I was there to promote my upcoming scrapbook as well as selling my new 2 disc Fractured Mirror DVD set, which is still available to purchase! Check my review out of the day along with a handful of photos i took.
 
Be sure to check out the Archives youtube page in the coming weeks for some exclusive videos -
http://www.youtube.com/acefrehleyarchive
 
For all things Ace Frehley and Fractured Mirror please check out
http://www.theacefrehleyarchive.com

I'm a journalist for the Belgian TV News RTBF. I made an interview of Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer at the Graspop Metal Meeting
(28/06/08) just before the show. Here is a copy of the subject which was broadcasted the next day. You can see it on this web page (sorry, it's a
bit long...)  or on the French Kiss Army website (www.diamnoir.free.fr)

Hope it will please you
Note that I will use other parts of the interviews in a long TV- documentary dedicated to the death of CD. It will be broadcasted on RTBF during the month of october '08.

Wow, Paris was a blast, brilliant time at the Meet & Greet, brilliant concert and brilliant time catching up with people from the KISSin' UK forum (thanks for wearing the t-shirts!). A Meet & Greet report will be up on here later this week, in the mean time here are some photos.