Check out the latest cover of Fireworks magazine featuring Gene Simmons - Mick Burgess managed to get an interview with Gene just ahead of the European End of the Road Tour. Issue #87 is out in shops now.

The last ever tour of Europe has officially begun, with the first show in Leipzig, Germany last night. Setlist was similar to the States with the addition of Crazy Crazy Nights instead of Do You Love Me.

Detroit Rock City
Shout It Out Loud
Deuce
Say Yeah
I Love It Loud
Heaven's On Fire
War Machine
Lick It Up
Calling Dr Love
100,000 Years
Cold Gin
God of Thunder
Psycho Circus
Let Me Go, Rock N Roll
Love Gun
I Was Made for Lovin' You
Black Diamond
Beth
Crazy Crazy Nights
Rock and Roll All Nite

The End Of The Road has begun. Whilst the set-list shows no surprises (see below), some of the videos coming from the Portland show look fantastic. 45 years on and the band are still making one hell of a stage entrance.

(video by Dan Conrad)

Detroit Rock City
Shout It Out Loud
Deuce
Say Yeah
Heaven's on Fire
War Machine
Lick It Up
100,000 Years
God of Thunder
Cold Gin
Psycho Circus
I Love It Loud
Hide Your Heart
Let Me Go, Rock 'N' Roll
Love Gun
I Was Made for Lovin' You
Black Diamond
Beth
Do You Love Me?
Rock and Roll All Nite

Chris Dale has just produced this great KISS Guided Tour of London. Really useful if you're looking to do something similar. Chris is also on the lookout for videos from other cities, if you can help please leave a comment for him on the video.

It's 27 years today since the world lost two great rock icons. One won't get as much media coverage as the other but will always be remembered by the KISS Army. RIP Eric.

Here's a quote given to me by Bruce Kulick a few years back:
"Eric was my friend, my bandmate and like a brother to me. He made me laugh, he made me angry,and when he passed on he made me cry. I remember his great drumming and his great sense of humor. 
I miss him but I know he will never be forgotten. I hope he is having some great jam sessions in heaven!! Bruce."