Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Gene Simmons Family Jewels TV Ratings - Week 2



(03/31/10) Gene Simmons Family Jewels is still a hit for A&E.

The second week of Gene Simmons Family Jewels (episodes #2 & #3) grew from last week's season 5 premiere episode. Growth in a second week of a season is not very common in TV. Even the best shows see about a 10% drop in a second week, after a premiere. But GSFJ grew about 10% over the hour.

At 9pm (Waiting Is The Hardest Part) drew 1.756 million viewers, a Household rating of 1.1 and a 2 share and a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic. at 9:30pm (The Demon Turns 60) increased to 1.947 million viewers, 1.3/2 household rating/share and a solid 1.0 demo rating.

"Taking Dawn" To Support KISS In The UK

Taking Dawn MySpace

Roadrunner’s hottest new band, TAKING DAWN are thrilled to announce that they will be supporting the mighty KISS on their forthcoming UK arena tour this May. The Las Vegas four-piece are currently tearing up the boards with labelmates Airbourne on their tour across Europe and release their debut album, ‘Time To Burn’ on 12th April. The album is already available digitally via i-Tunes and all good digital stores, and you can also check out the video for the title track here: http://www.youtube.com/takingdawn.

Frontman and guitarist, Chris Babbitt is super excited at the prospect of the KISS tour, enthusing: “I still think my guys are fucking with me. Isn’t Ashton Kutcher supposed to punk only famous people? Not even in 100,000 years did I think we’d really be opening for KISS...especially after the third farewell tour! We’ve got our Love Gun locked and loaded, and can’t wait to strut the same stage as our heroes. This is such an honour it’s almost too overwhelming for words”.

SneaK Peek Of Sunday's Episode Of 'GSFJ'


A&E

On this week's episode of Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Shannon travels to NY to join the KISS tour and spend quality time with Gene only to learn he has a prior commitment with a journalist. Gene sticks Shannon with his friend and native New Yorker, Tony, to ensure she doesn't take out her anger on his wallet. While Gene and the journalist take us through a never-before-seen tour of Gene's past (including the Jr. High stage where he performed for the first time,) Shannon saves the day when Tony loses his wife's anniversary present.

FIVE HOUR MARATHON
Sunday, April 4
Starting at 5/4C

NEW EPISODE
Kisstastrophe
Sunday, April 4, 9/8C


Classic KISS Album Commercials








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Here are several classic KISS album promo's posted above. Enjoy!


KISS Takes Over The New Classic Rock



The latest edition of Classic Rock is out now - and what's more, it's guest-edited by none other than Kiss!

As Paul Stanley himself says:

"You wanted the best. You got the best! What a great opportunity this is for Kiss to pay tribute to many of the bands that have been key to our development, to shine a spotlight on the artists that have been such an inspiration for us.

"So many of the artists in this issue are major influences on Kiss, and me in particular. Be it The Who, Humble Pie, Paul Rodgers, Led Zeppelin... the list goes on and on.

"Our thanks go out to Classic Rock for making this special issue possible."

Here's a taster of what's inside Classic Rock issue 144:

KISS Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer may have had control of this issue - but for their interview, we gave control to you, the Classic Rock readers: cue reader-inspired questions.

The May 2010 edition of Classic Rock is in the stores now.

KISS Fan Party In Chile



KISS ARMY CHILE will host a KISS Fan party on April 17 at Club Rock & Guitarras in Santiago. The event will feature KISS tribute bands, gifts and surprises!

We Want Gene Simmons To Host 'SNL'



Gene Simmons should host Saturday Night Live! Gene is one of the most legendary icons in popular music, has an incredibly successful television show AND is hilarious as all out. Gene has been parodied before on the show, but has never appeared.

C'mon KISS Army! Spread the word and let the world know that we want to see Gene on SNL!

Join the facebook group HERE.





Gene And Shannon On Good Day NY


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Check out this interview with Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed on "Good Day NY".



Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Welcome To 'PLANET KISS'

Planet-KISS.com

Due to trade mark issue's with KISS' lawyers, we have decided to change our name yet again.

Third time is a charm!?

Welcome to "PLANET KISS". Your Source For Non-Stop KISS News.

Thanks for sticking with us.

Gene Simmons Update

Gene Simmons Twitter

Gene Simmons has issued the following information on his twitter account:

Started off day with biz meeting, someone pitching a new TV series. Then rehearsing with KISS for Euro leg of our 2 year long (!!!) tour.

Then stopped off to do VOICE for Fred Durst's Limp Bizkit -- new album, Gold Cobra.

At rehearsals for KISS Euro tour, ran into Randy Jackson. But first, went into the wrong room- full of (what looked like) Vegas Showgirls with plummage. Ouch.

People are asking, so I'm telling. If you want a GS Axe bass, the high end model goes for $5,000..signed and numbered. Go to GeneSimmons.com

KISS On Cover Of Spanish Kerrang!

KISS Army Spain

KISS is featured on the cover of the April issue of KERRANG! in Spain. The issue includes an interview with Paul Stanley.

KISS Coffeehouse Ceramic Mugs

KISSONLINE SNEAK PEEK

Here are production samples of new KISS Coffeehouse custom molded ceramic mugs. Each mug is unique, and will be individually painted by hand and numbered!

- Limited Edition - Only 1,000 of each mug will to be produced!
- Pre-Orders available (online only) at http://www.kisscoffeehouse.com April 1st!
- Mugs will be available early June, 2010!

Classic KISS Footage Posted Online







KISS-World.com

Here are some great classic filmed clips of KISS performing live on April 24th, 1976 in London, Ontario, Canada. Above is "Flaming Youth", "Strutter", and "Deuce".

Monday, March 29, 2010

Gene Simmons To Appear On New Limp Bizkit Album

KISS-World.com/Photo: Fred Durst Twitter

Gene Simmons will be making a guest appearance on the new Limp Bizkit album titled "Gold Cobra", due out this summer. Details are few and far between as of now. No word if Gene will sing, just play bass, or both.

Limp Bizkit
singer Fred Durst just tweeted the following hints:

"Just had my buddy Gene Simmons come by the studio. I wonder what he's got to do with the Gold Cobra.
Gene is on Gold Cobra. You'll have to figure out where."

"Gold Cobra" is Limp Bizkit's first
new studio album with the original lineup since 2000's "Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water".

KISS Guitar Straps And Novelty Picks

KISSONLINE SNEAK PEEK

KISS GUITAR STRAPS AND NOVELTY PICKS

Check out the KISS guitar straps and novelty guitar picks being release by licensee D'addario. These KISS straps and novelty picks will be available in May.

Pictured are the following:

Guitar Straps:

Destroyer
ALIVE II
Sonic Boom

Novelty Guitar Pick Sets:

ALIVE II
First KISS Album Cover
Rock And Roll Over

"Cold Gin" Live In London


KISSonline.com

Here's a video clip of "Cold Gin" live in London at 02 Academy on 3/2/10.


"I Was Made For Loving You" Big Band Style



Check out this Big Band arrangement of KISS' "I Was Made For Loving You" by Finnish heavy metal musician Jarkko Ahola and his "Oulu All Star Big Band".


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Today In KISStory - 1974

KISS-World.com

The single 'Nothin to Lose' is released in the U.S. The B-side is 'Love Theme from KISS'.

"I Love It Loud" On Swedish TV


KISSonFire.net


The Swedish hit TV show "Körslaget" (known in some countries as "Clash Of The Choirs") yesterday featured the Kiss song "Love It Loud". This was performed by the choir led by Mustasch vocalist Ralf Gyllenhammar. Mustasch will support Kiss at the shows this summer in Stockholm and Malmö.


Ace Frehley Live In New York City






Youtube.com

Here's fan filmed-footage of Ace Frehley and his band performing "2000 Man", Parasite", and "Hard Times" at the Nokia Theatre in New York City on March 21.




"Say Yeah" Live in London


KISSonline.com

Here's a clip of KISS performing "Say Yeah" at London's O2 Academy on 3/2/10.

Mr. Speed Does "All For The Glory"



A live performance at the Ramada Inn in Indianapolis. The KISS tribute band Mr. Speed plays "All For The Glory" from KISS' Sonic Boom. A dedication to Eric Singer who was at KISS EXPO 2010.




KISS In Classic Rock

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The new issue of Classic Rock features 8 pages of KISS coverage, including one of the most hilarious question-and-answer sessions with the band and their fans that you'll ever read! Here are some photos from the issue.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Ace Frehley Performs "Pain In The Neck" In Atlantic City



Here is some fan filmed-footage of Ace Frehley and his band performing "Pain in the Neck" at the House of Blues in Atlantic City on 3/20/2010.


Recording Ace Frehley's "Anomaly"

by Rich Tozzoli

Guitars, amps, mics and three different studios: how Ace recorded tracks for his latest.

On Anomaly, Ace used several engineers, since the project spanned a long period of time. Jay Messina (Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Kiss, Peter Frampton) tracked the drums and basics at Schoolhouse Studios in NYC to get things started. Then the drives went home to Ace In The Hole studios in Westchester, NY. There, Alex Salzman and I finished off most of the overdubs, along with Tim Hatfield. In L.A., Ace tracked “Fox On The Run” and mixed the project with Marty Frederiksen and Anthony Focx.

I kept thorough notes on what mics, amps and preamps were used on each song (as well as taking pics), so that if we came back to a song a month or more later, we could remember the setups. For most of the electric tracks, I used a Royer 122V tube ribbon mic or a Royer 121, along with either a Sennheiser MD 421 II or the classic Shure SM57. At first, we also used room mics, but they were rarely used in the mix, so we eventually just settled on close mics. Ace liked the mics to be right up on the speakers, which does provide some proximity bass and a very up-front sound.

The variety of amps included a Marshall JCM900 SL-X, Peavey 5150 II, Vox AC15, Fender Princeton, Twin Reverb, Bassman combo, Mesa/Boogie MK IV, and several others. Preamps were a mix and match of Universal Audio LA-610, Avalon VT 737sp, Earthworks 1024, and Focusrite ISA428, as well as some others.

When cutting acoustic parts, I’d use a variety of mics, from AKG 414s and Earthworks QTCs to a single AKG C 12 VR “The Tube” with a modified capsule. That was the primary vocal mic used on the record as well. We also used the DI output on any acoustics that had one, just to have the extra sonic options later.

For acoustic guitars, Alex used an ADK SC-T mic on the neck, with the AKG 414 on the body. He also used an esoteric Chinese Stellar tube condenser, as well as a Tech 21 SansAmp acoustic DI. He used mostly the Focusrite ISA428 and the UA 610 on the amps, capturing the sound with a pair of SM57s—one straight at the cone and one at a 45-degree angle next to it. The Peavey 5150 II was the primary head he recorded Ace with, but he also used a small Peavey Bandit amp for certain overdubs with a 57.

Read more HERE.

Gene Asks Ace To Rejoin KISS?


KISS-World.com

During Ace Frehley's recent appearance on Eddie Trunk's XM radio show, Ace claims that Gene Simmons called in to a radio interview to ask Ace to "rejoin the group as a reality television show". This apparently happened 3- 4 months ago. Ace doesn't seem phased about it at all.

Listen to Ace and Eddie discuss it out above. The topic comes up at 3 minute mark of the clip above. You can listen to the entire interview HERE.

'RockStar KISS'? It's coming.

More Lost 1980 Aussie Tour Film Posted To Promote Auctions




Elite Works Ebay

This clip is a rare B-Roll 16mm film footage of the rock group KISS's 1980 tour of Australia (Sydney Showground-11/22/80). Notice the non overdubbed audio, unlike the official videotape release. This footage was recorded during KISS' first tour across Australia. The band were promoting their 'Unmasked' album at the time with new drummer Eric Carr.

This never-before-seen footage is being released to promote the vintage KISS memorabilia auctions of eBay seller EliteWorks. You can view the auctions here: http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZelit...

You can view Part One HERE.


Gene Simmons Guests On Bruce Dickinson's BBC Radio Show

Bruce Dickinson Friday Night Rock Show

Gene Simmons was a guest on Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson's 'Friday Rock Show' on BBC 6 in the UK on Friday, March 26th.

The interview with Gene starts at 2:10 on the media player. Listen to the interview HERE.

Paul Stanley On The Cover Of Classic Rock Magazine

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Classic Rock Magazine

Paul Stanley is featured on the cover of the May Issue of Classic Rock Magazine. KISS are the guest editors of this month's magazine.

2010 Cleveland KISS Fan Expo This Sunday



2010 Cleveland KISS Fan Expo March 28th with Special Guest Bruce Kulick!

The 2009 Cleveland KISS Fan Expo will be held this Sunday, March 28th from 1:00PM to 7:00PM (12:00PM for VIP holders) at the Holiday Inn Cleveland South Independence in Independence, OH .

Special guest is former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, who will do a Q/A and be available for photos and autographs throughout the day.

KISS tribute band Mr. Speed will perform the entire Alive album as well as songs from the Sonic Boom album too!

Children 12 and under get in free! KISS merchandise and collectibles will be on sale throughout the day. There will be giveaways and contests too.

Please stop by the KISSonline table and say hello!

Visit http://www.getalifeinc.com/ for more info on the CLEVELAND KISS Fan Expo.

KISS European TV Interview



Check out this new interview with Paul and Tommy that ran on the Basque television channel ETB on March 24, 2010.

KISS EUROPEAN TV INTERVIEW


KISS European Meet & Greets On Sale Now


KISSonline.com

KISS Meet & Greet Experience and Premium Ticket Packages are now on sale for all 2010 Sonic Boom European Tour dates! (Note: we will not be offering M&G's at KISS festival shows)

KISS Meet & Greet Experience includes:

- One general admission floor ticket with early entry
- Exclusive Meet & Greet with the members of KISS
- Personal photograph with KISS
- Autograph session (includes 8X10 autographed photo)
- Exclusive KISS Concert Shirt
- Collectible KISS Tour Poster (limited edition, numbered)
- Official KISS Tour Program
- Official Meet and Greet Laminate
- Set of KISS 'Sonic Boom' guitar picks
- $100 voucher to the official KISS on-line store

KISS Premium Ticket Package includes:

- One premium ticket located within the first 10 rows of the reserved section OR general admission floor ticket with early entry
- Exclusive KISS Concert Shirt
- Collectible KISS Tour Poster (limited edition, numbered)
- Official KISS Tour Program
- Early access VIP laminate (GA packages only)
- Set of KISS 'Sonic Boom' guitar picks
- $50 voucher to the official KISS on-line store
- Two guests per show will be upgraded to the KISS Meet & Greet Experience

Visit the KISS TOUR PAGE to purchase KISS Meet & Greets


KISS 2010 European Tour


KISSonline.com

KISS ARE SET TO BRING THEIR NEW "SONIC BOOM OVER EUROPE:FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE BOOM TOUR TO EUROPE IN SUMMER 2010.

With 35 dates across Europe, the "Sonic Boom Over Europe: From The Beginning To The Boom" is set to be THE rock event of 2010, building on the incredible success of the 2009 "Sonic Boom" album.

"Sonic Boom Over Europe: From The Beginning To The Boom" will see dates in Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, France, Spain, Belgium, Hungary and, not only will the tour feature KISS's first UK arena shows in 11 years, but it will see the band breaking new ground completely with their first-ever shows in Slovakia.

Acclaim for KISS on their recent spectacular, sell-out, "KISS Alive 35" North American tour has been universal. METAL HAMMER hailed the "Return Of The Kings!" MOJO declared: "A KISS show is as thrilling and bombastic now as it was in 1975."

Whilst utilizing elements of "KISS Alive 35", "Sonic Boom Over Europe: From The Beginning To The Boom" will be a fresh, new show tailored to the bands European fans and showcasing the brand new "Sonic Boom" album.

Widely acclaimed as another KISS classic, "Sonic Boom" rocked Planet Earth when it debuted worldwide and burned up the charts - the album is also the highest charting album of KISS' career in the USA.

Paul Stanley says, "The 'KISS Alive 35 Tour' was just the start. 'Sonic Boom Over Europe' leaves that show in the dust. New stage, new setlist, new outfits, new album! We're covering the whole musical history of the band on a stage that takes KISS one giant step further in our eight inch heels. We're stoked. You wanted the best? You GOT the best!"

Gene Simmons says, "Now. More than ever. KISS is a four wheel drive monster truck. Our mission? To rock Planet Earth. To spread the gospel of Sonic Boom."

CLICK here to view "Sonic Boom Over Europe: From The Beginning To The Boom" tour dates

Friday, March 26, 2010

Sneak Peek: Gene Simmons Family Jewels - “The Demon Turns 60”



Shannon is convinced the Gene’s pleas to not celebrate his 60th birthday are just cries for attention so she and Paul Stanley plan a huge bash - which Gene almost misses when he decides to travel for business on his big day. The episode marks the first time all of KISS appear on the show.

“The Demon Turns 60” – airs this Sunday at 9:30pm EST. Here are some picture's of Gene's birthday bash:


Paul Stanley: Doc McGhee Is Not Managing Guns N' Roses


Singer Axl Rose recently revealed via Twitter that GUNS N' ROSES is now managed by Doc McGhee, who has handled the careers of BON JOVI, MÖTLEY CRÜE and KISS throughout the years. There is one problem, however — McGhee was apparently never told of the arrangement.

In the brand new issue of Classic Rock magazine, which goes on sale next Wednesday (March 31), KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley was asked if McGhee was still KISS' manager in light of the reports that Doc was now representing GUNS N' ROSES. "That's been very funny," Paul replied. "A few weeks ago I said to Doc: 'It would've been nice if you'd told us.' Doc replied: 'I had nothing to to do with it.'"

Stanley added, "Axl has decided, from what I understand, that Doc is his manager. That's a one-way agreement. because Doc is not managing GUNS N' ROSES. One day he certainly might but he's not right now. And he definitely is still our manager."

Neither GUNS N' ROSES nor Axl Rose is listed as a client on McGhee Entertainment's official web site.

As previously reported, Rose is being sued by Front Line Management, which claims the singer owes the company nearly $2 million in unpaid commissions.

Read more HERE.

Crew's Eye View Of Gene Breathing Fire


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Here's a crew's eye view of Gene breathing fire in Minneapolis on the Alive 35 tour, 11/7/09.




KISS BIC Lighters

KISSonline.com

Check out the new KISS logo disposable lighters from KISS licensee BIC. The lighters should be avaiable at retail outlets everywhere this month.

Paul Stanley To Appear On Gene Simmons Family Jewels

KISS-World.com/Photo: Sunny Bak Studio

There are two new episode's of Gene Simmons Family Jewels this Sunday night on A&E. The first episode titled "Waiting is the Hardest Part" deals with Shannon Tweed's results from her recent breast cancer scare. This is part two of last weeks season premiere.

Paul Stanley will make a first time appearance on the second Sunday episode titled "The Demon Turns 60". Paul lends a hand to Shannon Tweed in co-planning Gene's 60 birthday bash. Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer also appear at the birthday bash for Gene. Above are pictures from Gene's birthday party last year on August 25th.

NEW EPISODES:

Waiting is the Hardest Part
Sunday, March 28, 9/8C

The Demon Turns 60
Sunday, March 28, 9:30/8:30C

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tommy Thayer Interviewed By Hughes and Kettner


Hughes and Kettner

Tommy Thayer was interviewed by Hughes and Kettner just before KISS' famous club gig at the O2 Academy Islington in London on Tuesday, March 2.

During the interview, Tommy mentions that KISS will tour the US again after the European tour and that the plan is to play also in New Zealand, Australia, and Japan before the end of 2010.

Thayer found his amp of choice in the Hughes & Kettner Duotone. In fact, he was so enthused to chance upon an amp so good that he put his name on a Duotone signature series model. It now adorns the amp's shining blue Plexiglas front panel, alongside his official KISS logo. Adding a stylish cosmetic touch, the amp and the matching signature edition cabinet (CC 412 A30 SE) are decked out in a highest-quality faux croc leather covering.

Paul Stanley Interviewed by 'South Florida Today'



Here's an interview with Paul on his artwork that aired on NBC's "South Florida Today".


Philadelphia KISS Expo Tickets On Sale Now

Get A Life Inc

2010 Philadelphia KISS Expo celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the release of Asylum! Get ready for another great KISS Expo! The 2010 Philadelphia KISS Expo will be held Sunday May 16th from 1:00PM to 7:00PM (12:00PM for VIP holders)

Radisson Hotel Valley Forge
1160 First Avenue
King of Prussia, PA 19406

For hotel rooms - call 610-337-2000 and ask for the special KISS Expo rate! Cutoff for the special rate is April 15th.

You do not want to miss this KISS Expo! This will probably be another year of very few KISS related Expos.

Special guest is former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick. Bruce will be celebrating his recently released cd BK3! Bruce will do a Q/A and be available for photos and autographs throughout the day. Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the release of KISS Asylum with Bruce!

Also appearing will be Author of Sealed With A KISS, Lydia Criss, former wife of original KISS drummer Peter Criss. She will do a Q/A and be available for photos and autographs throughout the day. She will also be selling and signing her coffee table book.

Special performance by tribute band KISSNation! Based out of New York City, the same city that brought the world KISS, KISSNATION has been on the tribute scene for 9 years. They have worked with the KISS camp on many projects. They will perform a lot of rare never before heard live KISS tunes including a few from Asylum!

Get your KISS costume and greasepaint ready to go! We will be having a costume contest with prizes!

Children 12 and under get in free! KISS merchandise and collectibles will be on sale throughout the day. There will be giveaways and contests too.

Limited Edition VIP ticket holders will receive a special event laminate limited and numbered to only 50, a FREE KISS Alive 35 Philadelphia Tour Tshirt, a FREE KISS Meets the Phantom Poster and get in one hour early (12pm). The tshirt and poster will be given out at the door upon entry into the event. Limited Edition VIP tickets will not last long order them early! - $40 in advance only.

VIP ticket holders will be able to get in one hour early (12pm) and get a FREE KISS Meets the Phantom Poster! The poster will be given out at the door upon entry into the event. VIP tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

Regular admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS, DIRECTIONS AND MORE INFO.

Lost 1980 'Unmasked Tour' Film Posted To Promote Auctions


EliteWorks/Ebay

This clip is rare B-Roll 16mm film footage of the rock group KISS' 1980 tour of Australia (Sydney Showground-11/22/80). Notice the non overdubbed audio, unlike the official videotape release. This is Part 1 of 5. More to come

This never-before-seen footage is being released to promote the vintage KISS memorabilia auctions of eBay seller EliteWorks.

You can view the auctions HERE.




1977 Marvel Comic Proof Sheets On Ebay

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These are the ORIGINAL 1977 proof sheets for the first KISS MARVEL Comic Book. These two vintage pieces of 11” x 17” paperwork contain the original first draft version of Steve Gerber’s historic “Blood On The Plates” article (which appeared in the comic book) with handwritten corrections by Howard Marks Advertising Copy Editor and KISS: The Real Story Author Peggy Tomarkin.

You can see firsthand, where in the 1970s, no detail was too small for the KISS organization, including the running order of the KISS band members names; which was corrected from “Gene, Ace, Paul and Pete” to “Gene, Paul, Peter and Ace.” This AMAZING one-of-a-kind collectable is the only copy in the world and shows that even in 1977 Gene and Paul were favored, by the powers that be, as the lead members of KISS. This first draft is quite different from what appeared in the final version of the comic book.

You can view the auction HERE.

Peter Criss Attends A Hockey Game

Photos: Getty Images

Original KISS drummer Peter Criss was spotted at Madison Square Garden yesterday (March 24) seeing a New York Rangers hockey game. Peter was in attendance for the first hockey game in 3D telecast viewing party.



View more images HERE.

KISS Cow

By Jay Margo

KISS COW IN PARADE - GLAM ROCK COW JOINS THE PARADE

Ferguson Valley artist Joyce Hatchett has given her latest creation a real rock n roll flavor.

As one of the 80 artists commissioned to be part of the Cow parade in Margaret River, Mrs. Hatchett unleashed her inner rock star to create an eye catching KISS cow, complete with make-op and body armor, that bass player Gene $immons would be proud of.

Titled 'Moose Mania-KISS Cow', Mrs. Hatchett said she had an absolute ball designing and creating the heavy metal bovine with some help from her husband to put on the finishing touches.

"My husband was enlisted to do the labor of love stuff like cutting the metal (donated by Grenville Hall of Allfab Engineering) and bolting all the bits onto the cow," Mrs. Hatchett said.

"He (Douglas) used to say one artist in the family was enough however, he appears to have changed his mind of late."

Mrs. Hatchett said it was great working with nuts, bolts, metal and many other bits and pieces which sparked an inspiring new type of art for her to work on.

"I am grateful to Radio West for commissioning me to complete this rather unusual piece of art," she said.

"The huge bonus is that this bovine amongst others will be auctioned off for charity which I think is just fabulous."

Joyce Hatchett's KISS cow will be on display at the Art GEO complex in Busselton's main street for the duration of the Cow Parade Festival.

More than 300,000 visitors are expected to see the cows during the three-month duration event

'Shock Me' - Crew's Eye View



Here's a crew's eye view of Tommy singing Shock Me at the Anaheim show during the Alive 35 tour.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

"Never Enough" New Promo Single

KISSNews.de

"Never Enough" from KISS' new album "Sonic Boom" seems to be the next promotional single. A new 1 track UK promo CD single for "Never Enough" has surfaced on eBay.

You can view the auction HERE.

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