There is a good chance that you are familiar with the new show in the US, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, which is in its first (very successful) season on A & E. We are about to start home video distribution of Season 1, both as a standard DVD as well as a collector's edition which includes a lot of additional bonus material that Kiss fans will
appreciate. The collector's edition is a limited run, so we expect it so sell out fast.
[Note I am currently awaiting a reply from Peter as to whether this will get a UK release]
I also would like to announce that I have decided to start my own
comic book and music company. "Carnival Comics" and "Carnival Music!"
I have been contacted by several people asking about the Diamond Ads that have my books coming out through Simmons Comics Group (Gene Simmons new comic book
company). I still can't really comment about it yet. All I can say, is that I worked with Gene Simmons for 4 months or so and I was writing a series to be called House Of Horrors. To my knowledge these titles will not be coming out, this Halloween with Simmons Comics Group. I hope I'm wrong and they do, but it's not my call. Now The Show Must Go On!
Where are you, Lauryn Hill? Ace Frehley, do you want your money or not?
Hill and Frehley both appear on a list just published onto the Internet by SoundExchange, which collects and distributes royalties from digital music providers. The list consists of about nine-thousand artists who SoundExchange can't find to pay them digital performance royalties collected between 1996 and 2000. Some are names we haven't heard in some time, such as Strawberry Alarm Clock, Iron Butterfly, Mr. Mister, Cannibal and the Headhunters and The Trashmen. Others seem like they shouldn't be that hard to find, including Foxy Brown, Patrick Swayze and 'N Sync.
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PARASITE return to the public domain this Friday, (22nd Sept), with their official reunion show at The Spiders Web, Grimsby.
Doors open at 8pm & the first bombs go off at 8.45pm
Door charge is a measly £4.00
Anyone travelling & needing directions to the venue from the A180 contact Danny at
There's a review of Paul's new album up on the UnRated site. Click here to read it.
Good People of Gene Simmons and Kiss,
The Gene piece is now up on Blender.com, and is featured on the homepage and newsletter. We're very happy with how it came out.
Gene Simmons: Interview
The fire-breathing Kiss bassist and entrepreneur gives us valuable life lessons and a peek at the Family Jewels.
PAUL STANLEY, BRET MICHAELS, SCOTT IAN To Take Part In Next ROCK 'N ROLL
FANTASY CAMP - Sep. 9, 2006
The next Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp (RRFC) will take place in Los Angeles (Feb. 15-19, Presidents Day weekend) and will feature Paul Stanley (KISS), Mickey Hart (GRATEFUL DEAD), Bret Michaels (POISON), Steve Vai, Jane Wiedlin (GO GOS), Scott Ian (ANTHRAX) and many more.