Hello Kiss in UK !
Congratulations for your Great webSite on Kiss! My name is Sylvain Verne and I'm french. My "kissfrench webzine" is entitled "KissJournal Webzine" (kissjournal.fr)

http://www.kissjournal.fr/perso-17213112.htm

We have a big surprise for you !!
We met Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Paul Stanley!!!  The day after the kiss show in Verona, we met Gene, Tommy And Paul in their hotel, it was amazing for us!! Gene Simmons and Tommy Thayer recorded a little interview for "Kissjournal" You can see photos and interviews of them on our website!! This is a big rarety, because Kiss have no make up in the photos !!!

I hope Read you soon !!
Sylvain Verne
For read interviews of Gene and Tommy, click on american flag on kissjournal homepage and click on news April 2008!!

Professional Music Technology (Birmingham), in association with Sound Technology & Washburn guitars are proud to announce the arrival of the
Paul Stanley series of Washburn guitars, in- store this coming Sunday 18th May.

Included in this will be the 'Preacher' series PS7000 & PS7200, and the PS600's.

Ash from DRESSED TO KILL will be present in Paul Stanley 'attire', and will be happy to personally assist prospective owners!

Doors open at 10am.

Professional Music Technology, 136 Lawley Middleway, Birmingham. B4 7XX
0121 359 5056

Next month 'Rock Band' will be released for the Nintendo Wii (like Guitar Hero but with drums too), as well as having Detroit Rock City on the main game a seperate add on disc will be available that will also contain Calling Dr Love. The later will be from the original master tapes, although I'm not sure about 100% sure about DRC yet.

Here's some clarification on the D Barrier at Download, thanks to Dan and John for the info.

"Due to the fact that the new arena  is on a slight slope we have been advised to install a secondary barrier, or 'D Barrier' to reduce the risk of forward movement and possible crushing on the primary barrier.

However, the ends of the barrier will be open (as in wide open as it is designed only to reduce forward movement) with no restriction as to who can go between the primary and secondary barrier."

[NOTE: This press release says Ace is on Friday, according to the Download site this is not correct] 

DOWNLOAD ANNOUNCE LIMITED AMOUNT OF DAY TICKETS ON SALE
WITH 10 MORE BANDS ANNOUNCED
PLUS THIS YEAR'S STAGE SPONSORS UNVEILED

Press Information:  Embargoed until 9am Wednesday 30 April 2008

Download Festival organisers have announced another strong group of rock acts set to take to the stages at Download this year all bringing a different sonic perspective. Returning for a second year Kids In Glass Houses are moving up a stage to make more room for their energetic live set. Joining them on 13, 14, 15 June at Donington Park are Black Tide, Kill Hannah, The Wildhearts, Rival Schools, Haunts, Zebrahead, Skindred, Invasion, Canterbury, Twin Method and Amon Amarth.

Read more: Download Press Release

Good news is that you no longer need to buy a weekend ticket for Download - day tickets will be available as from Friday 2nd May at a cost of 65 quid. There is no limit to the amount of tickets you can order.

Now the bad news, Ace is no longer on the same day as KISS (he is moved to Saturday) so you may need that weekend ticket after all.....

Shrink Rap (Chat Show)
Time - 22:00 - 23:05 Monday 28th April on more4

In the second episode of a new series of Shrink Rap, Dr Pamela Connolly talks to Gene Simmons, outrageous front man of heavy metal band Kiss and
one of America's most successful rock stars. Pamela looks beneath the exterior of this quintessential Alpha male to find out what lies behind his relentless need for success and self-gratification.