Calling all loyal Kiss Army soldiers!

Kiss has been snubbed by the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame voting committee for nine years in a row now! Denying Kiss there rightful induction into the Rock hall. What happened to there motto, for the fans by the fans? The Kiss army will be shouting it out loud August 5th in Cleveland Ohio! A peaceful march will be taking place in front of the Rock Hall of Fame with hundreds of kiss fans from everywhere! There will be flags flying from all over the world to represent Kiss fans globally. Kiss tribute bands will be playing there as well. Tribute bands include, Kissteria, MR. speed, Love Gun and the Black Diamond girls!!!! Raffles and face painting will take place as well. This will be KISSTORY!!! If you can make it, please join us in Cleveland Ohio August 5th 2006.

Pre march all KISS party at the Velvet Dog, Friday August 4th, downtown Cleveland.

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Legendary KISS Drummer Peter Criss, phoned into Radio Reality Check to give his support to the KISS Army's efforts of getting KISS into the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame.

You can hear Peter's Call at:

On July 20th, Radio Reality Check hosted a 3 hour broadcast dedicated to the KISS Army March set to take place August 5th in Cleveland Ohio. Special guests included:

Bob Kulick (performed and co wrote on KISS albums)
Jan Kuehnemund (founder of 80’s female metal band VIXEN)
Ron Keel (founder of metal band KEEL, produced by Gene Simmons)
Joey Fatale (Founder of Mini Kiss)
Plus, a very special interview with Loretta Caravello (Eric Carr’s sister)
Kiss Army march planners: Paul Carpenter, Kim Rolfe and Kristine Connel

 As some of you maybe aware by now, PARASITE are back and with an entirely new show based on the Revenge/Alive III era. They have two upcoming shows:

FRI 22nd SEPT- THE SPIDERS WEB GRIMSBY (1st official show)

Door charge for The Rock Haven includes nightclub entry. The Spiders Web will be PARASITE's  offiicial 1st show back together. Door charge is £4.00

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"Seven years after they captivated audiences up and down the UK with their visual
reproduction of rock legend's KISS, PARASITE are to reform for a series of special one off shows.

Gone is the make up, costumes and stack heels. The norm as per every other KISS tribute act. Replacing the obvious with a fresh approach, PARASITE have opted for the power, magnitude and full on, in your face attitude of the Revenge/Alive III era.
Encompassing the huge back catalogue of KISS material with songs from the non make up 80's and early 90's.
Those songs you wanted to hear ... but never thought you would !!"

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 Trev (Ace in Dressed To Kill) managed to meet a few people at a train station in Japan the other day:-

Imagine my surprise as I was stood on a soggy railway platform this morning at Nagoya with even soggier luggage and looked round to find myself standing next to... Gene Simmons..... and Paul Stanley..... and Eric Singer.... and Tommy Thayer.... in fact... errrrr KISS!!!!!! The band were on the same platform with Doc et al waiting for the Nozumi Bullet train to Fukuoka. After I stopped gawping like a 12 year old I managed to go and say hello and get some autographs. Gene was a real gent and of course I had to drop DTK's name re Rockschool and the Expo with Eric. The band all looked great without make up & up close, sorry I didn't ask about a UK tour, or Paul's solo album, or a million and one other things I thought of afterwards, although I did manage to impress Gene with my (very few) words of Japanese.

Anyway here's a piccy of Gene with me trying to look vaquely rock and roll and failing at 10am- at least I remembered to dump the pac-a-mac!

Ok here it is from a very tired but very happy KISS fan in Fukuoka.

20th July Fukuoka Kokusai Centre

A much smaller venue than Nayoga, probably half the size and yet attendance was still at best 50%, disappointing but it didn't seem to adversely affect the band's mood as they were in a real party mode, joking around and having fun. The technical glitches of the first night seemed to have been straightened out too so it made for a smoother show.

Here's the set list, this get's a bit complicated as the band were in a 'playful' mood, to make it simpler I've marked partial versions (1 or 2 verses with a * and unaccompanied renditions with **)

Read more: Fukuoka report

Bruce Kulick Video Interview with
Bruce Kulick (Grand Funk Railroad, KISS, Union) sat down to discuss his current projects, which include the wide distribution release of Union Do Your Own Thing Live! the guitar instructional DVD KISS Forever as well as a soon to be released KISS compilation DVD primarily focused on the period when Bruce was with KISS. Bruce also offers advice for aspiring guitar players.


Music Star Productions has just released the first piece of Officially licensed Eric Carr
Memorial Collectibles. In conjunction with Loretta Caravello (Eric's Sister) a limited edition pressing of Eric Carr memorial mouse pads has just been released.  In the coming months, Music Star Productions will be releasing many more exciting products that pay tribute to one of rocks most beloved drummers

Music Star Productions will also donate 50% of the proceeds of all sales of the KISS Forever DVD on during the month of July & August to the Eric Carr Memorial Fund. Eric Carr's family would like to see donations are given directly to those in need, therefore These funds will be allocated to ensure that all monies collected will ensue that wishes are granted to children at various hospitals.


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