10 Years of KISSin' UK

Unbelievably this site has been running for 10 years!!!! Back on the 29th August 1996 I launched a couple of pages on some free webspace as there was no other source of UK KISS news. 10 years later the site is still running strong - mainly thanks to the many people that have submitted news & reviews over the years.

10 years is a long time to run any website, I just can't believe that in that time KISS have only been here a handful of times, the most recent being in 1999! 

So what's the future for the site? Well I'm struggling to keep the news page up to date as much as I would like so I am on the lookout for some news reporters to help out. See the post below for more info. I am also hoping to have a new competition running shortly and a review of the album we've all been waiting for - Paul Stanleys Live To Win.

Here's a bit of trivia from the past 10 years about the site:-

  • The site was started after being blown away by KISS at Donington '96.
  • The first article to appear was a review of Bruce's guitar clinic in Birmingham, closely followed by a Donington review.
  • Literally hundreds of pounds worth of prizes have been given away for free. The best of which were several sets of 4 remasters Lick It Up -> Crazy Nights.
  • The original text under the site logo read:
    "While KISS remain the 'Hottest Band In The World' you sometimes wonder why the hell they get so little coverage over here in the UK. This site tries to document anything about KISS that is UK related, you can be sure that any book, video or TV program that appears on these pages is easily available over here in Britain. I'll also be covering the new projects of my god - Bruce Kulick, including reviews of his European tour last Summer."
  • This site costs a fair bit of money (and time!) to run. Some of this is recouped by us hosting some other sites, these include Rentacar3000 (this one is also designed by us), Equine Sport Massage & Small and Ginger(!).
  • We've had mentions in both the press (full page article on the Mirror in '97, quoted by Iain Lee in the Guardian, plus reviews of the site in a few computer mags) as well as getting a mention on Radio 1 once.
  • We also own ericcarr.co.uk an Eric Carr tribute site in desperate need on an update!
  • I put in a bid for kiss.co.uk earlier this year but someone else beat me to it... If I was to get it then I was planning to rebrand the site.
  • What next? Paul & Gene interviews would be great, if I get those then maybe, just maybe my work here is done....

Anyway, thanks a million to everyone who has visited the site over the past 10 years, now all we need is for KISS TO GET THEIR ARSES BACK OVER HERE!!

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 OK, this is it...the info you've all been waiting for!

The 4th Annual UK KISS expo will be held on Saturday October 7th 2006 at Nottingham Rock City (in the Main Hall, not where it was last year!) with very special guest 'Original KISS Manager' Bill Aucoin.

Radio Reality Check
“Voice of the Kiss Army”

Cleveland Invaded!!!
On Thursday August 17th at 8 PM (Pacific)
We will dedicate “4 hours” to the hottest band in the land, Kiss! And, the Kiss Army March on the Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame! We will play audio and interviews recorded live from The march!

As you may know Kiss fans held a march in the US at the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame. Radio reality Check was there, we recorded all of the audio from the march. Thursday August 17th we will be bringing the march to you via Internet. We are looking for kiss fans from the UK and anywhere beyond the US to be a guest on the show by phone in hopes to show the devotion of Kiss fans Globally!If you are intrested in being heard by the Kiss Army around the world, please contact John Turner at:
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and we will schedual a phone in time for you.
More info on show coming soon!
Thank you Kiss Army UK!
We Are One!

John Turner
Radio reality Check

About 200 Kiss fans protested in front of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, to demand that the band be inducted into the hall.

Fans, some from as far away as California, carried signs and had painted their faces in black-and-white to resemble Kiss band members.

Those participating in the half-hour demonstration were upset that the band, formed more than 30 years ago, has not been admitted, even though it has been eligible since the late 1990s.

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.

For more details,or if you would like your Country flag represented, please visit: www.kissarmyunites.com

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

For more info you can email the band at :
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Or check out their new website at:

"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 !!"

Web: www.parasitealive.bravehost.com
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