Friday, September 30, 2011

New KISS Mr Potato Head Figures

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Now available are the new KISS Mr Potato Head figures wearing the current 2011 Sonic Boom outfits!

Each box also contains a random bonus album parody poster of either Dressed to Kill, Rock and Roll all nite or the Solo Albums.

$59.95 with FREE shipping at KISSmuseum.com

Order HERE.

Today In KISStory - 1984

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Today In KISStory - 1984: The 'Animalize' tour kicks off in Brighton, England. The Animalize Tour was a concert tour in support of KISS' Animalize album.

It was divided into two halves: the European leg and the U.S. leg, with two very different shows and stage sets. The European staging was essentially the Unmasked Tour stage, decorated to resemble the Animalize album cover (amps painted with leopard spots and tiger stripes). One short-lived prop saw two growling panthers covering Eric Carr's bass drums.

When Animalize became a surprise hit in America, a much larger stage set was designed for the American leg of the tour by Tait Towers.

The shows would start much in the same manner as the Dynasty show, with the band being lifted onto the stage by a lift behind the drum riser. Sound effects of a large airplane landing would be played over the speakers while the band was coming up, and after the famous "You Wanted The Best" intro the band would launch into "Detroit Rock City". This was the first tour with Bruce Kulick on lead guitar, replacing Mark St. John who couldn't play due to his arthritic condition. Originally Kulick was a temporary replacement, but St. John's condition did not improve, and Kulick was named an official member on December 8, 1984. Bon Jovi was the opening act on the European leg, with Queensr├┐che and Krokus opening shows in North America.

Tour notes
  • "I've Had Enough (Into The Fire)", "Get All You Can Take" and "Burn Bitch Burn" were all performed at the opening show in Brighton, England. "Get All You Can Take" would never be performed live again, while "I've Had Enough (Into The Fire)" would continue to make sporadic appearances through the November 18 show in Buffalo. "Burn Bitch Burn" would be performed only once, being played on opening night.
  • Eric Carr would handle lead vocals on "Young and Wasted" at all shows. In a 1989 interview just prior to the release of Hot in the Shade, Eric was quoted as saying that the Animalize Tour was his favorite with Kiss.
  • Mark St. John made his final appearance with Kiss at the December 7 show in Fort Wayne, Indiana. During a meeting in Fort Wayne later that night, St. John was fired and Bruce Kulick was named the band's new guitarist.
  • Footage from the December 8 show in Detroit was used for an episode of MTV's Saturday Night Concerts series. A more complete, but still heavily edited (and overdubbed) version of the show would be released by RCA/MusicVision as Kiss: Animalize Live Uncensored in April. This show was also broadcast live it its entirety on a local FM radio station. Furthermore, "Heaven's on Fire" from this concert was included on the 1985 Hear N'Aid charity LP.
  • Footage for the "Thrills in the Night" music video was shot at the December 14 & 15 shows in Cleveland and Louisville.
  • Tragedy hit on the January 3, 1985 show in Greenville, South Carolina when local lighting tech John Addington fell to his death during the changeover between openers Krokus and Kiss.
  • A rare snowstorm nearly canceled the February 1 show in Waco, Texas. The decision to proceed with the concert was literally made minutes before show time.
The Animalize period was the band's most successful of the decade with the crossover success of "Heaven's on Fire" onto CHR/Top 40 radio, a very well-attended concert trek, and with Animalize selling nearly 2 million copies by the end of the tour.

European Setlist

     * "Detroit Rock City"    * "Cold Gin"    * "Strutter"    * "Fits Like a  Glove"    * "Heaven's on Fire"    * "Under the Gun"    * "War  Machine"    * "Young and Wasted"    * "Creatures of the Night"    * "I  Love It Loud"    * "I Still Love You"    * "I've Had Enough (Into the  Fire)"    * "Love Gun"    * "Rock and Roll All Nite"    * "Lick It  Up"    * "Black Diamond"

North American Setlist

     * "Detroit Rock City"    * "Cold Gin"    * "Creatures of the Night"    *  "Fits Like a Glove"    * "Heaven's on Fire"    * "Under the Gun"    *  "War Machine"    * "Young and Wasted"    * "I Love It Loud"    * "I  Still Love You"    * "Love Gun"    * "Black Diamond"    * "Lick It  Up"    * "Rock and Roll All Nite"

    * "I've Had Enough  (Into the Fire)" opened the Brighton, England show on 9/30/84.
* A  few bars of "Strutter" were performed at the 3/28/85 show in  Springfield, Massachusetts.

European leg
  • 30/09/84  Brighton Centre - Brighton, England
  • 01/10/84  Gaumont Theater - Southampton, England
  • 02/10/84  Cornwall Coliseum - St Austell, England
  • 04/10/84  Manchester Apollo - Manchester, England
  • 05/10/84  Glasgow Apollo - Glasgow, Scotland
  • 06/10/84  Playhouse Theatre - Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 07/10/84  Newcastle City Hall - Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • 08/10/84  Newcastle City Hall - Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • 10/10/84  De Montfort Hall - Leicester, England
  • 11/10/84  Gaumont Theatre - Ipswich, England
  • 12/10/84  Bingley Hall - Stafford, England
  • 13/10/84  Queen's Hall - Leeds, England
  • 14/10/84  Wembley Arena - London, England
  • 15/10/84  Wembley Arena - London, England
  • 16/10/84  Circus Krone - Munich, Germany
  • 17/10/84  Stadthalle - Offenbach am Main, Germany
  • 19/10/84  Hammerleinhalle - Nuremberg, Germany
  • 21/10/84  K.B. Hallen - Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 22/10/84  Drammenshallen - Oslo, Norway
  • 24/10/84  Olympen - Lund, Sweden
  • 25/10/84  K.B. Hallen - Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 26/10/84  Johanneshovs Isstadion - Stockholm, Sweden
  • 27/10/84  Scandinavium - Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 29/10/84  Stadionsporthalle - Hanover, Germany
  • 30/10/84  Philipshalle - D├╝sseldorf, Germany
  • 31/10/84  Eberthalle - Ludwigshafen, Germany
  • 01/11/84  Hallenstadion - Zurich, Switzerland
  • 03/11/84  Forest National - Brussels, Belgium
  • 04/11/84  Ijsehal - Zwolle, Holland
  • 05/11/84  Le Zenith - Paris, France
North American leg
  • 15/11/84  Stabler Arena - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • 16/11/84  Glens Falls Civic Center - Glens Falls, New York
  • 17/11/84  War Memorial Arena - Rochester, New York
  • 18/11/84  Buffalo Memorial Auditorium - Buffalo, New York
  • 20/11/84  War Memorial Arena - Syracuse, New York
  • 23/11/84  Worcester Centrum - Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 24/11/84  New Haven Coliseum - New Haven, Connecticut
  • 25/11/84  The Spectrum - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 26/11/84  Nassau Coliseum - Uniondale, New York
  • 27/11/84  Baltimore Arena - Baltimore, Maryland
  • 28/11/84  Mid-Hudson Civic Center - Poughkeepsie, New York
  • 29/11/84  Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena - Binghamton, New York
  • 02/12/84  Market Square Arena - Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 04/12/84  Kiel Auditorium - St. Louis, Missouri
  • 05/12/84  Roberts Municipal Stadium - Evansville, Indiana
  • 06/12/84  Hulman Center - Terre Haute, Indiana
  • 07/12/84  War Memorial Coliseum - Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 08/12/84  Cobo Hall - Detroit, Michigan (first show with Bruce Kulick as an official member, recorded for Animalize Live Uncensored)
  • 11/12/84  Saginaw Civic Center - Saginaw, Michigan
  • 12/12/84  Battelle Hall - Columbus, Ohio
  • 13/12/84  Hara Arena - Dayton, Ohio
  • 14/12/84  Richfield Coliseum - Richfield, Ohio
  • 15/12/84  Freedom Hall - Louisville, Kentucky
  • 17/12/84  Peoria Civic Center - Peoria, Illinois
  • 18/12/84  Five Seasons Center - Des Moines, Iowa
  • 26/12/84  Kemper Arena - Kansas City, Missouri
  • 27/12/84  Pershing Auditorium - Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 29/12/84  St. Paul Civic Center - St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 30/12/84  M.E.C.C.A. Arena - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 31/12/84  UIC Pavilion - Chicago, Illinois CANCELLED
  • 03/01/85  Greenville Memorial Auditorium - Greenville, South Carolina
  • 04/01/85  Freedom Hall Civic Center - Johnson City, Tennessee
  • 05/01/85  Cumberland County Crown Coliseum - Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 06/01/85  Charlotte Coliseum - Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 08/01/85  Knoxville Civic Coliseum - Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 09/01/85  The Omni - Atlanta, Georgia
  • 10/01/85  Orlando Sports Stadium - Orlando, Florida
  • 11/01/85  Sunrise Music Theater - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 12/01/85  Sunrise Music Theater - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 13/01/85  Bayfront Center - St. Petersburg, Florida
  • 15/01/85  Lakefront Arena - New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 16/01/85  Mississippi Coast Coliseum - Biloxi, Mississippi
  • 17/01/85  Von Braun Civic Center - Huntsville, Alabama
  • 18/01/85  Boutwell Auditorium - Birmingham, Alabama
  • 19/01/85  Nashville Municipal Auditorium - Nashville, Tennessee
  • 21/01/85  Pensacola Civic Center - Pensacola, Florida
  • 22/01/85  Mid-South Coliseum - Memphis, Tennessee
  • 24/01/85  Lubbock Municipal Coliseum - Lubbock, Texas
  • 25/01/85  Taylor County Expo Center - Abilene, Texas
  • 26/01/85  Frank Erwin Center - Austin, Texas
  • 27/01/85  Corpus Christi Memorial Coliseum - Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 29/01/85  Reunion Arena - Dallas, Texas
  • 30/01/85  San Antonio Convention Center - San Antonio, Texas
  • 31/01/85  Sam Houston Coliseum - Houston, Texas
  • 01/02/85  Waco Convention Center - Waco, Texas
  • 03/02/85  Ector County Coliseum - Odessa, Texas
  • 04/02/85  Amarillo Civic Center - Amarillo, Texas
  • 05/02/85  El Paso County Coliseum - El Paso, Texas
  • 06/02/85  Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Phoenix, Arizona
  • 07/02/85  Aladdin Theater - Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 09/02/85  Kaiser Convention Center - Oakland, California
  • 11/02/85  Salt Palace - Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 13/02/85  Seattle Center Coliseum - Seattle, Washington
  • 14/02/85  Portland Memorial Coliseum - Portland, Oregon
  • 17/02/85  Long Beach Arena - Long Beach, California
  • 18/02/85  Long Beach Arena - Long Beach, California
  • 20/02/85  Orange Pavilion - San Bernardino, California
  • 21/02/85  Bakersfield Convention Center - Bakersfield, California
  • 22/02/85  San Diego Sports Arena - San Diego, California
  • 24/02/85  Memorial Auditorium - Sacramento, California
  • 26/02/85  Spokane Coliseum - Spokane, Washington
  • 27/02/85  Pacific Coliseum - Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 01/03/85  Kinsmen Field House - Edmonton, Alberta
  • 02/03/85  Lethbridge Sportsplex - Lethbridge, Alberta
  • 03/03/85  Stampede Corral - Calgary, Alberta
  • 07/03/85  Agridome - Regina, Saskatchewan
  • 09/03/85  Winnipeg Arena - Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 10/03/85  Ralph Engelstad Arena - Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • 11/03/85  Bismarck Civic Center - Bismarck, North Dakota
  • 13/03/85  Duluth Arena - Duluth, Minnesota
  • 15/03/85  La Crosse Center - La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • 17/03/85  Iowa Veterans Memorial Auditorium - Des Moines, Iowa
  • 19/03/85  Dane County Expo Coliseum - Madison, Wisconsin
  • 20/03/85  Lakeview Arena - Marquette, Michigan
  • 22/03/85  Breslin Center - East Lansing, Michigan
  • 23/03/85  Joyce Center - South Bend, Indiana
  • 24/03/85  Cincinnati Gardens - Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 25/03/85  Toledo Sports Arena - Toledo, Ohio
  • 26/03/85  Civic Arena - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 28/03/85  Springfield Civic Center - Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 29/03/85  Meadowlands Arena - East Rutherford, New Jersey 



Thursday, September 29, 2011

KISS Tabletop Pinball Machine

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The KISS Tabletop Pinball Machine featuring electronic lights and sounds, double flipper action and automatic scoring. Size is 10" (w) x 10" (h) x 16" (d). Battery operated (batteries not included).

Already showing up on sites for pre-order for $39.95

Shannon Tweed Shops For The Perfect Wedding Dress

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The wedding of Shannon Tweed and KISS rocker Gene Simmons is quickly approaching, and Shannon is working to pick the all-important wedding dress.

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