For those that missed it the 1st episode of the UK Family Jewels was show tonight (2nd one on Monday) it will be repeated on the Biography Channel. It was okay, although as usual very cringe-worthy (WTF was Reggie the mail-room guy all about???). Nice to see some regular KISSin' UK contributors on there, especially Dan Bach!

Appologies for the lack of news on here recently, it will change soon. We will be looking for more news editors shortly I will post something at the weekend. As for KISSology which most people ask me about nowadays - I am awaiting official responses from the record company but please don't hold your breath. Yet....

Bill Baker is back with his October updates to his "ACE FREHLEY Archives" website!

Pages from my upcoming book, 'ACE FREHLEY : The Ultimate Fan Scrapbook' are now online for viewing. "I am trying to have the book completed before Christmas 2007, which means I'll have it early in 2008, and I'm offering the fans a sneak peak at some of the pages now so you can see I'm really working on it."

"I've also been digging around my collection and found some footage from a rare outdoor Ace show from Suntan Lake, NJ 1994. This footage has been remastered by The ACE FREHLEY archives webmaster Matt C with soundboard audio. This video is definitely worth a look for all you ACE FREHLEY Fans."
Read more: Bill Baker's ACE FREHLEY Archives Update - October 2007

Heavy metal is not for the faint of heart. The songs don't want you to dance, shake, spin, or jump. They insist that you bang your head. Forget nuances or subtlety, heavy metal's main concern is kicking your ass. Rhino dives into the mosh pit with a four-disc collection of musical wickedness that packs more fire and brimstone than an Aleister Crowley barbeque.   The set will be offered in limited edition packing that resembles an amplifier. In a nod to Spinal Tap-whose song "Big Bottom" is included in the set-the faux-amp box features an authentic, turn-able Marshall knob allowing you to literally turn it up to 11.  Arranged chronologically, the compilation gathers 70 choice selections from various record labels tracing the evolution of metal during its first golden age between 1968 and 1991. The Heavy Metal Box presents more than five hours of blistering fury guaranteed to send devil horn salutes in the air.

Read more: KISS on The Heavy Metal Box

Its been a while, but here we are - gearing up to play some shows in September, and here are the dates & places:

Fri 7th September: The Limelight Club, Crewe, Cheshire
Sat 8th September: Rock Cafe 2000, Stourbridge, West Midlands
Fri 28th September: Area 51, Stratton, Swindon, Wilts
Sat 29th Septmeber: the Firehouse, Southampton

We very much look forward to seeing you!!

All the best,

Ash ('Paul')

DRESSED TO KILL - As seen on Channel 4's ROCK SCHOOL - and The WORLDS longest-running KISS tribute band

The Mike Stone Band will open the new live season this month! From 19. - 24.09.2007 we will travel to several locations in europe, so just have an eye on the tour informations on the several homepages. Besides that I prepare again some KISS Tribute activities in october and november with my ROCKET RIDE band- by just coming back to some fun, rock'n'roll and "family- meets'n'greetz" with so many fine, nice and cool people of the european KISS scene. 

Read more: Mike Stone latest news

Last week I got this message from Gina, a very close friend of Mark St John, she has kindly given me permission to publish it here. I was choked to read some of her words!


 Hi Paul, my name is Gina and I just felt a need to write. I was the last person to see Mark alive. On August 29th of last year Mark and I reunited after 35 years and I had been with him everyday since he passed. I had known him since the 3rd through 8th grade. He was my first love and will be my last love. I had less than a year with him and still mourn for him everyday. His brother Michael called me last week to say he was going to Japan for a Kiss reunion and he also has some footage of Mark for me. I had never seen him perform on stage. He always played for me and the last song he played and sang for me,I believe is a lennon song called "Working Class Hero's" and Mark played and sang it beautifully.I believe Green Day did a remake of it.

Mark St. John was computer illiterate, like myself but I was able to go online to show him articles about him and he specified that he enjoyed the interview he did with you Paul. He spoke highly of you, thought you might want to know that. He also got a kick out of someone who  taped him playing with The Torpedo Girls? They posted it on you tube
and he couldn't believe it.He was the most kindest and giving man in the world. My son Robby is 17yrs. old and plays professional paintball for the team San Diego Aftermath,who have won the world cup in Florida the last two years.When I told my son that I was seeing Mark, I asked him if he wanted an autograph picture of him and he said"a picture,Mom if you are seeing Mark St. John,I want an autographed electric guitar". Last Christmas Robby received an electric guitar made and signed by Mark St. John.I will share more with you soon.

Sleep with the Angels Skippy,but don't get fresh!! Bye for now...Gina

Hollywood, August 2007 - KISS Tribute Song Debuts in Top 40 on Online RockRadio!

Friends With Painted Faces, the KISS Tribute song inspired by the KISS Army and written/recorded by A&E's Ultimate KISS Fan Bob Brunson made its debut this month on Songvault.FM Online Radio's Rock Charts at # 36.  

Following his appearance on A&E’s popular reality show Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Brunson invited KISS fans everywhere to write in and tell him why they loved the band.  He used this input and his own to write and record the first-ever official tribute song for a band, inspired by its fans and recorded by the Ultimate Fan. 
Additionally, Bob has teamed with the charity AboutFaceUSA to donate a portion of proceeds from song download.  KISS fans might recall Paul Stanley worked with this group a few years back as well.

To hear the song and cast your vote visit

Bob Brunson