Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Paul Stanley To Appear On CBS's "The Talk" On Thursday

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KISS frontman Paul Stanley will be appearing on the CBS show "The Talk" on Thursday, May 1st to discuss his new memoir "Face The Music".

Check local listing for more information.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Pre-Order KISS "Carnival Of Souls" On Vinyl

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You can now pre-order your copy of KISS' 17th studio album "Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions" on vinyl through Amazon. This title will be released on May 27th, 2014.

Pre-order and more info HERE: http://amzn.to/1o1BcCv

Ace Frehley To Appear At Carnegie ROCKS!

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On Saturday, May 24th Ace Frehley will be jammin’, meet n’ & greetn’, autographn’ photographn’ and debuting the CarnegieROCKS! exhibit with the best of NorCal . Night Ranger and George Lynch are confirmed to attend, rub elbows and perform as well… and 107.7 The Bone's Nikki Blakk will be emceeing. This will be an exclusive, up close affair with only 200 tickets available. Yea, we got a show.

Carnegie ROCKS! exhibit highlights include Ace’s Cherry Sunburst played during the Love Gun album and legendary Budokan Hall concert in 1977…. Original John Elder Robison Light-Up guitar from KISS’ Dynasty Tour….and “Space Ace” costume from the KISS Farewell Tour. Peter Criss’ KISS Reunion Tour drum kit is just one of the highlights…amongst dozens more one of a kind items…

Event tickets are limited and selling out fast, get yours before it’s too late HERE: http://bit.ly/1luubdH

Monday, April 28, 2014

Eddie Trunk Recaps KISS' Rock Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

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Eddie Trunk talks about the KISS Rock Hall induction ceremony on his radio show, and takes listeners phone calls on the topic.

Paul Stanley's Halftime Rock Hall Of Fame Football Game Speech


Youtube User orionrainz: "Here is a video I shot at the LA KISS AFL football game on 4-26-2014 versus the Sabercats. It is the halftime celebration of Kiss getting inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Paul Stanley comes out and gives a cool kick ass speech. Check it out!"

Video: Ace Frehley At Revolver Golden Gods 2014

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Ace Frehley and Zakk Wylde announce the best guitarist award at the Revolver Golden Gods 2014.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

KISS & Def Leppard - Summer Tour 2014 Promo

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Tour Dates:

June 23 - West Valley City, UT (USANA Amphitheater)
June 25 - Denver, CO (Pepsi Center)...
June 27 - Ridgefield, WA (Sleep Country Amphitheater)
June 29 - Auburn, WA (White River Amphitheater)
July 2 - Concord, CA (Concord Pavilion)
July 3 - Marysville, CA (Sacramento Valley Amphitheater)
July 5 - Irvine, CA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
July 6 - Chula Vista, CA (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
July 8 - Los Angeles, CA (The Forum)
July 9 - Phoenix, AZ (Ak-Chin Pavilion)
July 12 - Austin, TX (Austin360 Amphitheater)
July 13 - Dallas, TX (Gexa Energy Pavilion)
July 15 - Cincinnati, OH (Riverbend Music Center)
July 16 - Nashville, TN (Bridgestone Arena)
July 18 - Atlanta, GA (Aarons Amphitheater at Lakewood)
July 19 - Charlotte, NC (PNC Music Pavilion)
July 20 - Raleigh, NC (Walnut Creek Amphitheater)
July 22 - West Palm Beach, FL (Cruzan Amphitheater)
July 23 - Tampa, FL (MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater)
July 25 - Bristow, VA (Jiffy Lube Live)
July 26 - Holmdel, NJ (P.N.C. Bank Arts Center)
August 1 - Mansfield, MA (Xfinity Center)
August 2 - Atlantic City, NJ (Boardwalk Hall)
August 3 - Camden, NJ (Susquehanna Bank Center)
August 5 - Saratoga Springs, NY (Saratoga Performing Arts Center)
August 6 - Wantagh, NY (Nikon at Jones Beach Theater)
August 8 - Viriginia Beach, VA (Farm Bureau Live at VA Beach)
August 9 - Scranton, PA (The Pavilion at Montage Mountain)
August 10 - Hartford, CT (The Xfinity Theatre)
August 12 - Toronto, ONT (Molson Canadian Amphitheatre)
August 13 - Darien, NY (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center)
August 15 - East Troy, WI (Alpine Valley Music Theater)
August 16 - Tinley Park, IL (First Midwest Bank Amphitheater)
August 17 - Minneapolis, MN (Target Center)
August 20 - Des Moines, IA (Wells Fargo Arena)
August 22 - Noblesville, IN (Klipsch Music Center)
August 23 - Clarkston, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
August 24 - Burgettstown, PA (First Niagara Pavilion)
August 26 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH (Blossom Music Center)
August 28 - Maryland Heights, MO (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
August 29 - Tulsa, OK (BOK Center)
August 31 - Woodlands, TX (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)


Happy Birthday Ace Frehley

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Happy Birthday to original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley!

We hope you have a great day, Ace.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Ace Frehley & Friends Perform "The Who" Songs At The House Of Blues Sunset Strip








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Here's video of original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley with drummer Matt Starr, and Chris Wyse performing "The Seeker" at the House of Blues Sunset Strip during a celebration of The Who's Keith Moon & John Entwistle.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Ace Frehley To Appear At Texas Frightmare Weekend In Dallas

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Come meet Ace Frehley at the Texas Frightmare Weekend, the Southwest's premier horror convention in Dallas, TX on May 2, 3, & 4. Ace will be taking photos and signing autograph...s all weekend!

May 2, 2014: Texas Frightmare Weekend, Dallas, TX
May 3, 2014: Texas Frightmare Weekend, Dallas, TX
May 4, 2014: Texas Frightmare Weekend, Dallas, TX

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Face The Music By Paul Stanley

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In Face the Music, Paul Stanley—the co-founder and famous "Starchild" frontman of KISS—reveals for the first time the incredible highs and equally incredible lows in his life both inside and outside the ba...nd. Face the Music is the shocking, funny, smart, inspirational story of one of rock's most enduring icons and the group he helped create, define, and immortalize.

LEARN MORE: http://paulstanley.com/face-the-music/

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Ace Frehley KISS Interview Post Rock Hall Induction, Talks Space Invader

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Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley talked to us right after he got offstage accepting his Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Induction with his former mates and gave us the truth about tensions in the band and revealed he has a new album, Space Invader, with a nod to Steve Miller.

SiriusXM's Sal Governale Talks KISS

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SiriusXM radio personality, Sal Governale, goes One On One with Mitch Lafon and talks KISS. The pair start at the very beginning of how Sal became a huge KISS fan as well as discuss Paul Stanley's Face The Music - A Life Exposed book, the band's induction into the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame, the different members and line up changes and all things KISS.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Video: Paul Stanley Book Signing - Staten Island, N.Y.


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 Here is video of Paul Stanley signing his new memoir "Face The Music: A Life Exposed" for fans in Staten Island at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

Interview With Former Frehley's Comet Member John Regan


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Former Frehley's Comet/ Peter Frampton bassist, John Regan goes One On One With Mitch Lafon to discuss his new band, Four By Fate, which also includes singer Tod Howarth (Frehley's ...Comet/ Cheap Trick), guitarist Sean Kelly (Crash Kelly, Helix) and drummer Stet Howland (W.A.S.P/Lita Ford). The two discuss how the band came about, plans for a new album and tour. John also went through his history with former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley and discussed his time in the band, the making of the Frehley Comet albums, the possibility of a reunion, the vault of unreleased material and much more. 



Former KISS Guitarist Bruce Kulick Reflects On Band's Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame Induction



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KISS was recently inducted into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame after forty years of hard work, blood, sweat, and tears. Unlike other bands, not a...ll of their current and former associates were asked to share the honor. The Hall of Fame only awarded original members Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss in the ceremony which took place on April 10, 2014.

Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons were enraged by the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame's decision and refused to perform at the event. How could thirty years of hit records and songs still being played in their concert sets just be ignored? Not only were the two founding members of KISS irritated by this, but many fans of the band's music past their early makeup days were as well.

We've heard from the original four founders of KISS in regards to how they feel about their induction into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame through countless publications and online blogs. However, what do the former members of the band think about being ignored by the institution?

Two of the group's previous warriors from the 1980s and 1990s are no longer with us. "Animalize" lead guitarist Mark St. John passed away in 2007. Drummer Eric Carr lost his battle with heart cancer in 1991. He wrote and performed with KISS from 1981 to 1991. Carr replaced Peter Criss and donned fox makeup for his stage persona.

Besides Vinnie Vincent, that leaves only one other member not recognized by the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame. Former KISS lead guitarist Bruce Kulick joined the band in 1984 and collaborated with them until 1996. In his twelve years with the band, he recorded five studio albums and two live records. The reunited four members of KISS and the current incarnation played "Tears are Falling," "Crazy, Crazy Nights," and "Unholy." These are all songs Kulick played lead guitar on and contributed to.

I caught up with Bruce Kulick after the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame and thought KISS fans might be interested in his take on the induction and how he feels to see the band recognized by receiving such a prestigious award. He was more than happy to share his emotions and reactions.

It's such a great honor to be a part of a band that's as legendary as KISS. I asked Kulick to share with me how that excitement runs through your veins.

"It has been a roller-coaster ride for me emotionally from the day it was announced KISS was finally being inducted. Would I be included or forgotten? Will I get to play? How will the originals deal with each other? I feel elated about the entire affair now that it is done and I got my due respect from the podium being mentioned three times," the lead guitarist proclaimed.

Founding KISS members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons put up such a fight to get every member of the band inducted. When asked how he reacted to seeing the two stand up for the former collaborators of the group to be recognized, Kulick responded,

"It was so important to me that the forty years of KISS was being triumphed by Paul and Gene. It was wonderful reading an email from Paul around the holidays late last year where he explained that he always appreciated my contributions from my era. He was well aware of the twelve years of success. We all became reflective about the history of KISS during that time. Gene and Paul were extremely vocal of everyone understanding KISS now and KISS from my era."

Previous personnel from other bands have been inducted into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame alongside their founding members. Kulick shared his view on the exclusion of KISS alumni.

"It was total BS for the RNRHOF to do the name game and to, in some ways, punish KISS for all those years of success. I am not foolish to think without the magic the original four created that KISS could exist past that. To ignore the importance of the years to follow with Eric Carr, myself, and the continued success with Eric and Tommy is arrogant to me. We know with all the other bands, that ALL members were inducted. The HOF hates KISS and didn't give a damn about the true history of the band. BUT, the fans know!"

Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss all took the stage on April 10 and were allowed to say thanks to their fans and families. I was curious as to what Bruce Kulick's acceptance speech would sound like.

"I really don't know! I know besides thanking my family, friends and the fans I would say when I was doing my thing in the group those twelve years, looking back, I didn't realize how important it truly was in the big picture of this amazing band. I am very grateful I did my best," he replied.

Bruce Kulick is an important part of KISStory and has gone on to play in Grand Funk Railroad, Union, ESP (Eric Singer Project), and the solo albums of both Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons. There's no denying the impact he had on KISS's music and their stage presence in the 1980s and 1990s. In closing, I asked Kulick what he considered his biggest achievement to be while playing with the band.

"Some of my favorite solos are 'Tears Are Falling,' 'Crazy Nights,' 'Forever,' 'Unholy,' and others. Solos that are memorable are important. Naturally I always preferred my guitar to do the talking when it came to KISS. Gene and Paul certainly know how to do the talking about the band!"

 

Monday, April 14, 2014

20 Best Moments At The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2014 Induction

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The funniest speeches, loudest performances and most touching reconciliations

Best Rock & Roll Endorsement: Tom Morello's Speech for KISS

Some members of the Kiss Army were dubious about the choice of Tom Morello to induct the band: Unlike Kiss, he was rock-establishment-approved – hell, he's even touring with the E Street Band. But in a speech that was as impassioned as it was hilarious, Morello made a powerful and personal case for the band he worshipped as a kid. The speech hit its peak when Morello explained the band's "awesomeness": "What if you wandered into a dive-y club in your hometown and saw Kiss in all their glory, crashing the place to the ground? One guy belching fire and spraying blood past his gargantuan tongue? A guitar player so incredible, his axe billows smoke and shot rockets? A frontman flying back and forth across the joint like a superhero Tarzan? All of them, in frightening, horror-movie sexified Kabuki makeup… The place blowing up with explosions and heavy duty, liberating rock & roll? What would you say if you saw that? You'd say, 'That band's fucking awesome!'"

Read more HERE: http://rol.st/1iO6vMs

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Rolling Stone magazine just posted the 20 Best Moments At The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2014 Induction. Here are a few:

Best Rock & Roll Endorsement: Tom Morello's Speech for KISS

Some members of the Kiss Army were dubious about the choice of Tom Morello to induct the band: Unlike Kiss, he was rock-establishment-approved – hell, he's even touring with the E Street Band. But in a speech that was as impassioned as it was hilarious, Morello made a powerful and personal case for the band he worshipped as a kid. The speech hit its peak when Morello explained the band's "awesomeness": "What if you wandered into a dive-y club in your hometown and saw Kiss in all their glory, crashing the place to the ground? One guy belching fire and spraying blood past his gargantuan tongue? A guitar player so incredible, his axe billows smoke and shot rockets? A frontman flying back and forth across the joint like a superhero Tarzan? All of them, in frightening, horror-movie sexified Kabuki makeup… The place blowing up with explosions and heavy duty, liberating rock & roll? What would you say if you saw that? You'd say, 'That band's fucking awesome!'"


Best Anti-Drama: Kiss' Founding Four Members Reunite Onstage

After months of brutal back and forth between the original members of Kiss, who couldn’t get it together for a reunion performance, fans thought something crazy might happen when they took the stage together for their induction. Maybe Paul Stanley would insist on calling current Kiss musicians Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer to the stage? Or Gene Simmons would spit blood all over Ace Frehley and Peter Criss? Instead, the original foursome handled their induction with sufficient class and grace that it turned to be both moving and slightly anticlimactic. Everyone hugged each other. Everyone thanked each other – even if Criss insisted on calling his old bandmates "Mr. Stanley and Mr. Simmons." Still, it was hard not to mourn the performance that could have been, especially one dude in the audience yelled, "Play a song!"



Best Surprise KISS Fan: Stevie Nicks

While Stevie Nicks was thrilled to induct Linda Ronstadt ("She was a rock star!," she said), she was disappointed Kiss couldn't put their differences aside the way Fleetwood Mac did. "They should have played," she told us. "When we were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Lindsey's a little bit like, 'OK, whatever.' But let me tell you, when we walked up there and we were inducted, we stood up there and it is a moment like no other. Then you get to go and strum on your guitar and get your microphone and sing two or three songs to that audience on your day. It is their loss that they didn't play, because the Kiss Army is out there, right now screaming for them."

Nicks continued, "And they should have played for them, no matter how they felt about it. You know, Fleetwood Mac had about 500 people in it, too. They weren't all there. All 900 guitar players didn't get inducted. They weren't there. So the thing is, you know what? It's your moment. Take it. Go out there and play. It's the most important part. I like Kiss very much, and I think that they have done amazing. They're an amazing band."


Best Fans: KISS

No one at the ceremony was louder or more excited than fans of Kiss, and no fan of Kiss looked better than the one above, a doctor from Marine Park who not only painted his face but painted his face in a way that incorporated elements from each band member's signature look.

Read more HERE.





Tom Harper (Roadie & Studio Bassist) Talks KISS


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Tom Harper (who was Paul Stanley's roadie on the Dynasty tour and bass player on the KISS song, Shandi from Unmasked) goes One On One with Mitch Lafon. In this hour long interview, Tom dis...cusses how he became KISS's roadie on the Dynasty tour, how circumstance led him to play on KISS' song, Shandi, as well as going on to work with Judas Priest on their Screaming For Vengeance Tour, Hall & Oates, Supertramp and more. Tom also talks about the band members' relationship in those turbulent days and the Peter Criss Out Of Control tour that failed to launch back in 1980. We also chat about the Eric Carr/KISS drummer auditions of 1980 and Tom's latest EP, Vintage UK

Sunday, April 13, 2014

First Look: Concept KISS Pinball


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This is a prototype/concept pinball game that John Popaduik brought to the Midwest Gaming Classic in April of 2014. The game was made entirely of foam core, and features many new patented design elements. John hopes to secure the KISS license and bring KISS back to Pinball.

KISS' Induction Speeches In To The Rock Hall Of Fame

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Here is Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, and Paul Stanley giving their induction speeches at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Thursday, April 10, in Brooklyn, NYC.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Video: KISS On The Today Show


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 KISS confirming 40 to 50 rock shows tour in the US at Today Show with Def Leppard.

Youtube user C Kavala: "Fabulously spotting rock band Kiss @kissonline (Paul Stanley @PaulStanleyLive, Gene Simmons @genesimmons, Tommy Thayer @tommy_thayer) confirming 40 to 50 rock shows tour in the US at Today Show with Def Leppard to matt Lauer at today show in New York City."

KISS Reunite: Visit Rock Hall Press Room, Tom Morello And Ace Frehley Answer Questions


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 If only for one night, the original four members of Kiss - Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley - visited the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame press room for photos as Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, who made an impassioned induction speech, and Frehley took questions.

Read KISS' Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Acceptance Speech


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Founding members set aside differences and extol each other and fans


Kiss entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Thursday night, inducted by former Rage Against the Machine guitari...st and obsessive Kiss fan Tom Morello. Below, read Morello's induction speech, or go straight to speeches from the band members themselves.

Tom Morello: Growing up, Kiss was my favorite band. It was not always easy being a Kiss fan. Just as Kiss were being relentlessly persecuted by critics, their fans were relentlessly persecuted by the self-appointed arbiters of taste in middle schools and high schools across America. Arguments, and even fist fights, were not uncommon. I recall as a 15-year-old telling one bully, “You can kiss my Kiss-loving ass!” Because Kiss was never a critic’s band; Kiss was a people’s band!

And so, I waited in a long line on a bitter, cold Chicago morning to buy tickets for my first concert—a Kiss concert. I was especially thrilled because printed on the ticket, were words that hinted that it was going to be a special event. The ticket said, “A partial view of Kiss.” I was certain that this meant the band might reveal some new secret corner of their artistic souls. In reality, it meant that my seat was behind a pole. Still, that concert was one of the most exciting, cathartic, loudest, most thrilling two hours of live music I’ve seen to this day.

And while there is often debate on who should and shouldn’t be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I think the criteria are actually quite simple: impact, influence, and awesomeness, and Kiss have all three in spades.

Impact: Kiss has sold over 100 million albums worldwide, with 28 Gold albums in the United States alone. That’s more than any other American rock band in history. Their theatrics were indisputably groundbreaking, but it was Kiss' music that had an impact on me. All four guys wrote great songs. All four guys were great lead singers. They practically invented the live album with “Kiss Alive!” Then came Destroyer; Rock and Roll Over; Love Gun; Alive II; Dynasty; all exploding with killer riffs, anthemic choruses, and screaming solos that for 40 years went filling arenas and stadiums around the world.

Influence: simply put—Kiss is the band that made me and millions of others love rock and roll. What Elvis and The Beatles were to previous generations, Kiss were to us. They propelled millions of young people to pick up instruments. Their influence is everywhere—from Metallica to Lady Gaga. Kiss has inspired thousands of artists from diverse genres, some of whom may be on a Hall of Fame trajectory themselves. They’ve been a formative influence on members of Tool, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Slipknot, Pantera, Foo Fighters, Motley Crue, Lenny Kravitz, White Zombie, Soundgarden, Nine Inch Nails and Rage Against the Machine.

OK—“Impact”? Check. “Influence”? Check. The final criteria? Awesomeness. There’s a simple test for that. What if you have never seen or heard Kiss before? What if you had never heard a note of them? Never viewed a Youtube clip? Never seen a reality show featuring any of the members? And what if you wandered into a dive-y club in your hometown and saw Kiss in all their glory, crashing the place to the ground? One guy belching fire and spraying blood past his gargantuan tongue? A guitar player so incredible, his axe billows smoke and shot rockets? A frontman flying back and forth across the joint like a superhero Tarzan? All of them, in frightening, horror-movie, superstar, sexified Kabuki makeup. All of them, in black and silver wearing seven-inch platform heels, the place blowing up with explosions and heavy duty, liberating rock and roll? What would you say if you saw that? You’d say, "That band’s fucking awesome!"

Eric Carr, Vinnie Vincent, Mark St. John, Bruce Kulick, Eric Singer, and Tommy Thayer are all important and extended and expanded Kiss' impressive legacy and they deserve a round of applause.

But tonight, we honor the fearsome foursome. The four original and founding members of Kiss.

The Demon, Gene Simmons. He’s the God of Thunder; he’s Dr. Love; he’s Beatles-like bass on the bottom and Bela Lugosi on the top.

The Starchild, Paul Stanley. The heartthrob ringmaster of Kiss' Psycho Circus. His vision, talent, and dedication over four decades made Kiss the band it is today.

The Spaceman, Ace Frehley. My first guitar hero. He designed the band’s iconic logo and played unforgettable, timeless riffs across their greatest recrods.

And The Cat, Peter Criss. Jazz fill and the writer and singer of the band’s biggest hit, the world’s first pop ballad, “Beth.”

But tonight, we also honor the fifth member of the band, without whom, this night would never have happened: tonight we honor The Kiss Army. Generations of fiercely loyal fans who are celebrating this long overdue induction all over the planet tonight. Tonight proves beyond any shadow of a doubt that high school bullies, and the critics, were mistaken. We Kiss fans were right, so let’s celebrate.

I misspoke earlier when I said that tonight Kiss enters the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; that’s almost right. Tonight, it’s not the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—tonight, it’s the Rock and Roll All Night and Party Every Day Hall of Fame!

So without further ado—Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss. You wanted the best? You got the best! The hottest band in the world: Kiss!

Gene Simmons: Lemme hear ya! Tom Morello, we are humbled—all of us—to stand up on this stage and do what we love doing. This is a profound moment for all of us. We are humbled that the fans gave us the chance to do what we love doing. And so I’m hear just to say a few kind words about the four knuckleheads who, 40 years ago, got together and decided to put together the band that you see on stage, critics be damned.

To Ace Frehley: his iconic guitar playing has been imitated, but never duplicated, by generations of guitar players around the world. To Peter Criss, whose drumming and singing...Well, there’s not a guy out there who beats the sticks who sounds just like Peter. Nobody’s got that swing and that style.

Something happened, 40 years ago: I met the partner and the brother I never knew I had—Paul Stanley. You couldn’t ask for someone more awesome to be on the same team. I am humbled.

I was going to say a few kind words about Eric Carr, Rest in Peace. Mark St. John, Rest in Peace. Vinnie Vincent, the great Bruce Kulick, and of course, here we are 40 years later with the great Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer, and we continue on.

However, we wouldn’t be here today without the initial Fantastic Four. God bless you all. May I introduce the powerful and attractive—Peter Criss!

Peter Criss: Thank you. I want to say it’s great to be home in Brooklyn. I’d like to thank the Hall of Fame for this honor; I never thought this could happen in my life. Thank you. I’d like to thank everybody that had to do something with my career and the band’s career. For 50 years, I’ve been doing it; 40 years, we’ve been doing it.

Jesus—from the grips, to the truck drivers, to the great producers, to the great managers, to the great people who were just all there for us through all the years and the hard times. God bless you and thank you so much.

I definitely want to thank our first manager, Bill Aucoin. We would not be here if it wasn’t for Bill. Sean Delaney, the great Joyce Bogart, and the great Neil Bogart—who with Casablanca Records...those were the great days and I thank them all. I’d like to congratulate the band, of course—Mr. Stanley, Mr. Simmons, and the one and only Spaceman, Ace Frehley.

I’d also like to say I’m now seven years male breast cancer-free. Thank you—I’m very proud that I have... my fancy support center, and my doctor, who saved my life in the first place. Thank you so much.

I would like to thank my family—my sister Donna who I know is out there. All my friends who have come...and God, I’d be here all night. I’d like to thank my lovely wife Gigi, who makes my life really, really a lot easier. Lemme tell ya: walking through life with her is a blessing. I love you, baby.

I got my first lesson from my best friend, Jerry Nolan of the New York Dolls. And boy, that’s what started it all off.

I want to say that, even out of makeup, I’ll always be the Catman. God bless each and every one of you—I will remember this the rest of my life. Thank you so much.

Ace Frehley: I have a speech here, but these [glasses] aren’t prescription, so I can’t work it out [laughs]. It’s so great to be here with all these celebrities and other musicians.

I want to thank Paul, Gene, and Peter. Thank you so much, Tom, for that beautiful introduction. I want to thank the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for inducting us; thank you very much.

When I was 13 years old, I picked up my first guitar, and I always sensed that I was going to be in for something big. Little did I know, a few years later, there it was. I experienced the Summer of Love. [laughs] Alright. That was before I met these clowns. Several years later, we got together—you know the story, it’s all KISS-tory.

A few quick names—Bill Aucoin, Joyce Biawitz—who used to manage us in conjunction with Bill, then ended up marrying Neil Bogart. We wouldn’t be here without Neil Bogart and Casablanca Records. Everyone at Casablanca Records, everyone at ATI, Jeff, and Wally. Everyone at the press office; Carol and Al Ross; Carol Kaye; just to name a few. If I named everyone who helped us through our career, I’d be here for another half an hour. It’s great to be here.

I wanted to touch on the fact that I’ve been sober now for seven and a half years. We still need to educate the people in this country about sobriety because some people think it has to do with willpower. But unfortunately, most addicts are born that way and people need to be educated about that. My sponsor, he used to have a good saying, to try and explain what it’s like to be an addict: when people would say to use willpower, he’d say, “Try using willpower when you’re having diarrhea.”

So, only by the grace of God I’m here. I want to thank my first wife Jeanette, my daughter, my current fiancĂ© Rachael Gordon. Life’s been good to me; hopefully I’ve got 10 or 20 more years to go. Thank you very much.

Paul Stanley: I can make this short and sweet because everybody said everything and has been much funnier than I’ll ever be.

So, I got to thank Tom, who’s championed us shamelessly and unapologetically. Took a lot of balls, and God bless you. For us, this is a special night, but it’s really a special night for all of our fans—this is vindication. We couldn’t have done this without you.

To Peter, Ace, Gene—we are the original four, so we could not have done this if we didn’t start this together. Everything we’ve done is built on the past. We’ve got a great, great legacy. We’ve got Bruce here, we’ve got Tommy, we’ve got Eric...

When I first started listening to music, I was lucky: I saw a lot of people I loved. When I was a kid, I saw Solomon Burke, I saw Otis Redding, I got to see the Yardbirds. I got to see Led Zeppelin; Jimi Hendrix; Sly and the Family Stone; the list goes on and on. What I loved about all these musicians is that they had the spirit of Rock and Roll. I believe that the spirit of Rock and Roll means you follow your own path regardless of critics, and regardless of your peers. I think we’ve done that for forty years.

Here we are tonight, basically inducted for the same things that we were kept out for. The people, I believe we’re speaking to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and what they’re saying is, “We want more.” They deserve more. They want to be apart of the induction. They want to be apart of the nomination. They don’t want to be spoon-fed by a handful of people. Choices. The people pay for tickets. The people buy albums. The people who nominate do not. Let’s not forget that these are the people that make it all possible. We just [inaudible 19:39].

So, I look out here and I see all these people. I see faces that over the years inspired me. People who made me what I am. So I am here tonight because of the people who inspired me, but I’m also here because of the people I inspired. So God bless you all; it’s been a wonderful night.

 Read original story HERE.

KISS At The 29th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: Inductees Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Gene Simmons of KISS and musician Tom Morello pose onstage at the 29th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on April 10, 2014 in New York City. 

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Inductees Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Gene Simmons of KISS and musician Tom Morello pose onstage at the 29th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on April 10, 2014 in New York City.




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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ace Frehley At 2014 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame


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Ace Frehley says he "doesn't get involved in politics" at the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

KISS - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Speeches


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 Here`s fan video of original KISS members Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, and Gene Simmons being inducted in to the Rock Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 10, 2104 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NYC.

Original Members Of KISS On Stage At Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

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Tom Morello welcomed KISS into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Highlights Of Original KISS Members Rock Hall Induction Speeches

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Here are a few highlights from original KISS members Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley`s Rock Hall induction speeches tonight at the Barclay Center in New Jersey: 

"This is a profound moment of all of us. We are humbled that the fans ever gave us the chance to do what we love doing," says Simmons.

Simmons continues: "To Ace Frehley whose iconic guitar playing who’s been imitated but never equaled ...to Peter Criss whose drumming and singing and there’s not a guy who beats the sticks who sounds just like Peter. Something happened 40 years ago, I met the partner and brother I never knew I had, Paul Stanley. You couldn’t ask for somebody more awesome to work with."However, we wouldn’t be hear today without the original fantastic four," he says.

Bless Peter Criss and Ace Frehley, they just aren't as good at speaking, though Criss does get emotional talking about surviving breast cancer and Frehley celebrates seven years of sobriety.

Frehley has trouble reading his speech: "“I have a speech, but these aren’t prescription so I can’t read," says Frehley of his glasses. ROCK! 

Well, so much for Kiss exiting stage left without controversy. Stanley takes the opportunity to slam the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame itself.

In particular, Stanley slams the committee selection process - one that kept the band out for a number of years despite their huge album sales and longevity. "(Fans) don’t want to be spoon fed by a handful of people choices," says Stanley. "The people pay for tickets, the people buy albums, the people who nominate do not. Let’s not forget that these are the people who make it all possible. We just benefit from it."

Source: www.nydailynews.com - Adam Edelman
Source: www.nydailynews.com - Adam Edelman


Here are a few highlights from original KISS members Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, Gene Simmons, and Paul Stanley`s Rock Hall induction speeches tonight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn: 

"This is a profound moment of all of us. We are humbled that the fans ever gave us the chance to do what we love doing," says Simmons.

Simmons continues: "To Ace Frehley whose iconic guitar playing who’s been imitated but never equaled ...to Peter Criss whose drumming and singing and there’s not a guy who beats the sticks who sounds just like Peter. Something happened 40 years ago, I met the partner and brother I never knew I had, Paul Stanley. You couldn’t ask for somebody more awesome to work with."However, we wouldn’t be hear today without the original fantastic four," he says.

Bless Peter Criss and Ace Frehley, they just aren't as good at speaking, though Criss does get emotional talking about surviving breast cancer and Frehley celebrates seven years of sobriety.

Frehley has trouble reading his speech: "“I have a speech, but these aren’t prescription so I can’t read," says Frehley of his glasses. ROCK!

Well, so much for Kiss exiting stage left without controversy. Stanley takes the opportunity to slam the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame itself.

In particular, Stanley slams the committee selection process - one that kept the band out for a number of years despite their huge album sales and longevity. "(Fans) don’t want to be spoon fed by a handful of people choices," says Stanley. "The people pay for tickets, the people buy albums, the people who nominate do not. Let’s not forget that these are the people who make it all possible. We just benefit from it."

 

Highlights Of Tom Morello`s KISS Rock Hall Induction Speech


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Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello inducted KISS in to the Rock Hall of Fame tonight at a ceremony in New Jersey. Here`s Tom`s speech:

"TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT THAT KISS ENTERS THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME," Tom Morello, of Rage Against the Machine, pipes from the stage.

"You can kiss my Kiss-loving --s," Morello recalls telling a boyhood friend of his who didn't like the band.

Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello is preaching as much as inducting. "They are four of the most famous faces on the planet, and one of the most iconic and badass bands of all time," says Morello.

"I recall as a 15 year old I remember telling a bully, 'You can kiss my kiss-loving ass,'" says Morello. "Kiss was never a critics’ band, Kiss was a people’s band."

"Simply put, Kiss is the band that made me and millions of others love rock and roll. ... They've inspired everyone from Metallica to Lady Gaga."

Morello really nails the balance on an ugly situation: He namechecks every member of Kiss from the original members through Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer. "But tonight we honor the fearsoem foursome, the four original members of Kiss."

"But tonight, we also honor the fifth member of the band without who this night would never have happened, tonight we celebrate Kiss Nation," says Morello. "I misspoke earlier when I said Kiss was entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Tonight it's the Rock and Roll All Nite and Party Every Day Hall of Fame."

Source:  www.nydailynews.com - Adam Edelman 
Source: www.nydailynews.com - Adam Edelman


Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello inducted KISS in to the Rock Hall of Fame tonight at a ceremony at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Here`s Tom`s speech:


"TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT THAT KISS ENTERS ...THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME," Tom Morello, of Rage Against the Machine, pipes from the stage.

"You can kiss my Kiss-loving --s," Morello recalls telling a boyhood friend of his who didn't like the band.

Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello is preaching as much as inducting. "They are four of the most famous faces on the planet, and one of the most iconic and badass bands of all time," says Morello.

"I recall as a 15 year old I remember telling a bully, 'You can kiss my kiss-loving ass,'" says Morello. "Kiss was never a critics’ band, Kiss was a people’s band."

"Simply put, Kiss is the band that made me and millions of others love rock and roll. ... They've inspired everyone from Metallica to Lady Gaga."

Morello really nails the balance on an ugly situation: He namechecks every member of Kiss from the original members through Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer. "But tonight we honor the fearsoem foursome, the four original members of Kiss."

"But tonight, we also honor the fifth member of the band without who this night would never have happened, tonight we celebrate Kiss Nation," says Morello. "I misspoke earlier when I said Kiss was entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Tonight it's the Rock and Roll All Nite and Party Every Day Hall of Fame."

 

CNN: KISS Members Livid At Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame


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KISS' Paul Stanley explains why the band is livid at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame even hours before their induction.

Audio: KISS 1973 Loft Rehearsal


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Gray Flannel Videos: Rare recording of Kiss rehearsing at their New York City loft (10 East 23rd Street) in May 1973. I cannot vouch 100% for the authenticity of this recording, but to my ears it sounds l...ike the real deal. And if it's not then, hey, at least you didn't have to pay to hear it!

At the time this recording was supposedly made, Kiss had already performed their first handful of shows and were still taking up residence in local New York clubs (at least one reference to the Daisy (a club in Amityville) can be heard on this tape). They had not yet been signed to a record contract.

Track Listing:

- Soundcheck
- Strutter
- Firehouse
- Watchin' You
- Let Me Know
- Life in the Woods (false start)
- Life in the Woods
- Acrobat 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Eric Millikin's Detroit Rock City Portrait: Paul Stanley Of KISS, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2014 Inductee

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Members of Kiss — Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss — will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this Thursday, April 10. 

To commemorate the occasion, I am using the words to Kiss's 1976 song "Detroit Rock City" to build portraits of each of the four original members. 

Here is vocalist and guitarist Paul Stanley, known as "Starchild." 

Earlier I brought you "Catman" Peter Criss and "Space Ace" Ace Frehley. 

Kiss has had a long history with Detroit and Michigan that goes beyond just the song (and movie) "Detroit Rock City." They recorded their breakthrough 1975 album "Alive!" at Cobo Hall. They launched their reunion tour at Tiger Stadium in 1996. They even visited the Cadillac High School football team for homecoming in 1975, after hearing that the team got motivated by playing Kiss records in the locker room. 

Congratulations, Paul Stanley, on your induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

Check back here at freep.com/ericmillikin for the final portrait in this series, Gene Simmons, coming soon! 

You can purchase the image HERE: http://bit.ly/1oO6yAw 

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Members of Kiss — Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss — will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame t...his Thursday, April 10.

To commemorate the occasion, I am using the words to Kiss's 1976 song "Detroit Rock City" to build portraits of each of the four original members.

Here is vocalist and guitarist Paul Stanley, known as "Starchild."

Earlier I brought you "Catman" Peter Criss and "Space Ace" Ace Frehley.

Kiss has had a long history with Detroit and Michigan that goes beyond just the song (and movie) "Detroit Rock City." They recorded their breakthrough 1975 album "Alive!" at Cobo Hall. They launched their reunion tour at Tiger Stadium in 1996. They even visited the Cadillac High School football team for homecoming in 1975, after hearing that the team got motivated by playing Kiss records in the locker room.

Congratulations, Paul Stanley, on your induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Check back here at freep.com/ericmillikin for the final portrait in this series, Gene Simmons, coming soon!

You can purchase the image HERE: http://bit.ly/1oO6yAw


Paul Stanley At Barnes & Noble In Staten Island


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Here`s fan video of KISS frontman Paul Stanley at Barnes & Noble in Staten Island on Tuesday, April 8th signing copies of his new memoir "Face The Music: A Life Exposed" for fans.

KISS Disrespected, Paul Stanley Talks About Why They Didn't Snub The Rock Hall Induction Ceremony


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Even though the ceremony didn't happen, officially Kiss has already been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, and with every reas...on to bail, Paul Stanley explains why they didn't give the middle finger to the hall considering all the back-and-forth with original members, performances, and oh yeah, a longer than deserved wait to be inducted.

Paul Stanley Interviewed On "Live From The Couch"






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KISS frontman and co-founder, Paul Stanley, reflects on an incredible 40-year career in his new memoir, "Face The Music: A Life Exposed." Stanley stops by The Couch to talk about the book which is loaded with personal revelations, feuding band members and tons of female conquests.

In part two Paul Stanley talks about growing up in Queens, raising kids, and the most embarrassing thing that happened to him on stage. 

Ace Frehley On The Artie Lange Show






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Here`s original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley in studio on The Artie Lange Show.




Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Ace Frehley On Eddie Trunk's Radio Show


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Ace Frehley appears on Eddie Trunk's Show ahead of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction. Ace and Eddie discuss how the four original members will be with each other at the induction, Paul Stanl...ey's anti-Semitic charges, who should be inducted, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley attacking Ace and Peter, Ace's new album "Space Invader" is discussed. Many fans also call to speak with Ace.

KISS Paul Stanley Greets Fans At NYC Book Signing For Face The Music


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Paul Stanley talked about why he wrote Face The Music, his new autobiography just minutes before shaking hands, signing copies of the book, and posing for pictures with fans at Barnes and Noble in New York City.

Paul Stanley Stands By "Face The Music" Account Of Peter Criss, Ace Frehley Anti-Semitism


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 Paul Stanley of Kiss has released his book Face the Music, and despite criticism from current reports he stands behind calling out former members Peter Criss and Ace Frehley being anti-Semitic towards them because they are Jews and added it's not just them and is not taken out of context.


Monday, April 7, 2014

Gene Simmons Q&A At The Rock N`Roll Fantasy Camp



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Here`s KISS` Gene Simmons during Q&A at the Rock N`Roll Fantasy Camp in Las Vegas.

Paul Stanley Signing His New Memoir In New York Today


Paul Stanley: "NEW YORK! Come meet me and get your copy of #FaceTheMusic. Barnes & Noble Tribeca TONIGHT! 97 Warren Street, 6pm."

Video: Gene Simmons At Rock N' Roll Fantasy Camp


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Here's Gene Simmons writing a song with one of the band's at this years Rock N' Roll Fantasy Camp in Las Vegas.

Paul Stanley's "Ask Me Anything" Session On Reddit


Paul took part in an "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) session on Reddit.com this morning. Here are his answers to the many questions that fans asked:

* Paul_Stanley: I am Paul Stanley – author of the the book Face The Music, musician, author, cook, painter. Oh and I almost forgot…KISS. AMA

toborknip: Unlike many other bands, KISS seems to be passed on from parents their children, what would you tell the little ones that freak out and get excited watching your performances, and the ones that you inspire to follow the path of music / rock ? How do you feel about being able to reach out to new generations with your art?

* Paul_Stanley: KISS at this point is almost more a tribe. We're much more than a band. The idea that there is a right of passage from one generation to the other is humbling & rewarding. That parents want their children to share something that is and was important to them is profound. I'm humbled.

finnlizzy: I want to rock and roll all night, but have other commitments during the day.
How do you do it?

* Paul_Stanley: Don't do it every night.

kenp2: I have read that you have gotten a cochlear implant in your right ear and can hear sounds on that side thru bone conduction. does this mean that you experience music in a stereo sense? or is it still different? BTW huge fan! I met you at the KISS/Aerosmith meet and greet and was too nervous to say anything other than to shake your hand twice! You signed an ID sheet I bought at the KISS auction.

* Paul_Stanley: Great question! I did have a bone conduction implant done. But honestly at this point in my life, it's very difficult for your brain to adjust and rewire in a sense - in other words, I've spent my life hearing the way I think of as "normal" and to hear any other way is very confusing. I took the implant out.

jerry1013: Hey Paul, What's a good "hidden gem" in the KISS catalog for you? As someone who loves all of your albums, it'd be interesting to find out what song(s) you feel deserve some praise they don't usually get. (Nowhere To Run would be my pick)

* Paul_Stanley: I'm with you.

eskebaeb: Hey Paul!! I've been a fan of Kiss for 30 years and I actually helped put together the first online Kiss F.A.Q back in 1993 You were always my favorite member of the band (for songwriting, voice, and on-stage persona) Can you give us a quick story of a funny prank you (or one of the other guys) pulled on someone else in the band back in the day?

* Paul_Stanley: Gene hates any kind of shellfish among other things. One night i had lobster for dinner before the show, and saved the body with the tentacles on it. During a blackout between songs, I snapped it on his microphone, and when he went to sing, it was staring him in the face. He freaked out!

mikescherrer: Hey Paul big fan of Kiss, I don't have much to ask but thank you for the music you have given the world, But what is your favorite pizza topping.

* Paul_Stanley: Oh boy. Grilled prosciutto, grilled onions, and grilled mushrooms. PLUS CHEESE!

blackdiamond19: How different do you think KISS would have been if the late and very talented Eric Carr were still alive? Did he bring something different to the band that other members have not? Would the makeup for Tommy be different and do you think there would be less controversy about Ace and Peter if the band never went back to using their makeup? Thank you for all the great music and shows, can't wait to see you again in Sacramento!

* Paul_Stanley: Eric, in a sense, was a wakeup call for us. And a reminder of what we had lost. He was a devoted member of the band, and reminded us of who we were when we started. It's a nonstarter as far as different makeup for Tommy. We have nurtured our image for 40 years without ever abandoning the band. And in fact, are proud to continue those 4 iconic images without any regard to any past members including Ace and Peter. After all, if it meant so much to them, they wouldn't have sold them. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU in Sacramento!

OhShitItsSeth: Hey Paul, thanks for the AMA! My question is: What Def Leppard song are you most looking forward to hear this summer on your co-headlining tour?

* Paul_Stanley: Photograph.

Kknowsbest: What is the best advice ever given to you?

* Paul_Stanley: Don't listen to advice. Follow your passion.

hesouryou: What's your favorite snack food when touring?

* Paul_Stanley: That's tough because my favorite snack foods aren't the ones that are best for me, but they taste great. I've got a serious sweet tooth and love chocolate chip cookies and red velvet cake for starters. How can anyone say a carrot tastes better than those?

operation_hennessey: Tell us something about yourself that we may find surprising.

* Paul_Stanley: At this point, you know a lot!

kevinb2k6: Did you ever want to punch Gene Simmons in the face?

* Paul_Stanley: I'm really not a violent guy. But like all great relationships, we have had some moments where I was very angry or frustrated. Punching someone is never the solution.

TiltDogg: Hi, Paul! Thanks so much for doing this! As much as I would love to ask you something about one of your many other talents and endeavors, there is a KISS related question that has burned in my mind a million times over. So there you are, on the stage in front of 45,000 screaming fans, blasting out an energetic classic like Detroit Rock City, and the rush has got to be AMAZING... But, there is so much energy and preparing and shit-to-do... Are there some show mornings when you wake up and just don't feel like f**king with it? Do you have to MAKE yourself get into that mood to project that vibe to not disappoint the fans, or does it just happen? I would suspect that, at SOME point, you have to be like, "Man, f**k this s**t... I just wanna eat pizza and watch Leave It To Beaver."

* Paul_Stanley: HA! The truth is, there are days when it may look like a big mountain to climb but by the time I get to the show, I can't wait. When I'm sick, when I'm not well, at those times, it's a testament to the fans and the adrenaline you produce in me that turns me into superman.

seajellie: Have you seen the movie Role Models? Any thoughts on their LARPing with your band's likeness? Thanks!!!

* Paul_Stanley: I thought Role Models was very funny, and when you are a part of the consciousness of society, and find yourself in films and TV shows, you probably have done something right.

nutwrinkles: Hey Paul - KISS was my first concert - '77 at the Garden. Any place you haven't played yet that you still like to?

* Paul_Stanley: Gee that's a tough one. We've played the arena in Verona where the gladiators used to fight. And that is pretty awesome. As far as places we haven't played, I'm sure I could come up with a list. But not now.

riguitargod: Hi Paul! Looking forward to meeting you in TriBeCa tonight! Are there any aspects of a stage show that you've wanted to incorporate, but for technical reasons, haven't been able to? I loved the spider stage on the monster tour!

* Paul_Stanley: We are always trying to push the envelope and still retain our edge. I think the Monster stage is the best stage we have ever had, and incorporates technology without being overwhelmed by it.

vh7884: What is your favorite KISS guitar solo?

* Paul_Stanley: I guess the most signature solo would be Detroit Rock City.

toborknip: Hey Paul, will your tour include Argentina? say yess! xoxo

* Paul_Stanley: I will do my best and you know we always try to come see you and most of the time, we do.

Birks1: Hey Paul Is Gene really the Marketing genius they portray him on Television as? If so, was that a big part in the success of kiss?

*Paul_Stanley: Gene is my brother. And he is most adept at marketing himself. We have done great things together.

TReilly24: Starting a new pro sports team can be a risky undertaking. Were you ever hesitant about getting involved? Thanks for always making tour stops in Scranton, PA.

* Paul_Stanley: No guts, no glory! Why hold yourself back? The gains can be so much bigger than the possible downside. The football team was too enticing to not do. We are delivering great sport and spectacle at a price that everyone can afford. What's bad about that? So far, it's been a huge success and I couldn't be prouder.

VIParadigm: The name. How did it come aboot?

* Paul_Stanley: I thought of KISS as a name that would seem familiar worldwide. It's a word everyone seems to know, with many meanings. It's also in my book, Face The Music.

DerianDomitruk: If you were stuck on a deserted island, what three items would you bring?

* Paul_Stanley: Erin. And my four kids. I'd sneak them under my jacket or in a suitcase but they're coming!

BRAman22: What is your favorite Kiss song to play live?

* Paul_Stanley: I love Detroit Rock City!

4orced4door: My parents "accidentally" named me Paul Stanley, so I'd just like to say thanks for having middle aged people ask me if I've ever heard of KISS twice a month. I think my Mom may have secretly been a fan. Once I had some repairmen march into my house singing "I Wanna Rock and Roll all Night" because of my name on the work order, so that's a plus.

* Paul_Stanley: Your mom has great taste! And by the way, I love your book, Face The Music.

smelltheglove81: How did you feel about punk rock when it started getting big back in the late seventies?

* Paul_Stanley: I thought it was fine. I just think that a message, no matter what it is, doesn't validate poor playing. It can't be a substitute.

Pennstater22: Hey Paul! I will be at your book signing in NYC tonight! If I give you an "everybody said she's looking good, and the lady knows it's understood," will you finish it for me???

* Paul_Stanley: Strutter!

Virez: Are u a gear geek/freak ?...or do u just play whatever is around.

*Paul_Stanley: I'm not a gear geek.

coolbeansbrah: Do you Live to Win?

* Paul_Stanley: Yes. Living to Win doesn't mean that you always succeed, but you are a winner just by following your own path.

GoProDad: I lost a girlfriend in Canada to a guy who was in a Kiss Look A Like band called Alive. His name was Spearo and he dressed as Gene Simmons. From this day forward, I hated the band. Do you know Spearo? Tell him I am still going to kick his ass.

* Paul_Stanley: I know Spearo. And he's a great guy. He just dressed as the wrong member!

ptanaka: Hey Paul - I saw you on CBS this morning. Were those your paintings in the background? If So... HELLO?!??! ! You be talented. And if not... YOU COLLECT WELL. Either way, a win for Paul!

* Paul_Stanley: Yes they are mine. And thanks!

* Paul_Stanley: I'm told I've gotta go now. I hope you've enjoyed this half as much as I have, if not more! I'll be looking for all of you on tour and also if I'm doing a book signing in your town, come see me.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

KISS To Appear On The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon On April 11th

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KISSOnline: "Looking forward to rockin' @FallonTonight show Friday April 11th!"




Friday, April 4, 2014

KISS Perform "See You Tonite" In Highland, California



Here's KISS performing "See You Tonite" at the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino during KISS' unplugged acoustic show in Highland, California on Thursday, April 3, 2014.

KISS Live On Stage At San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino


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Here's KISS live on stage at the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino during their unplugged acoustic show in Highland, California on Thursday, April 3, 2014.

Set List For KISS Concert At San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino

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Here's KISS' set list for their unplugged acoustic show at the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino, Highland, CA on Thursday, April 3, 2014.

Set List:

Comin' Home
Calling Dr. Love
Hard Luck Woman
Christine Sixteen
Hide Your Heart
Goin' Blind
Cold Gin
Do You Love Me
Nothin' to Lose
Love Her All I Can
A World Without Heroes
Plaster Caster
Take Me
See You Tonite
(Gene Simmons song)
Rock Bottom
You Shook Me
(Led Zeppelin cover)
Led Zeppelin Medley
Mississippi Queen
(Mountain cover)
Got to Choose
Shout It Out Loud
Rock and Roll All Nite 

 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Paul Stanley Talks L.A. KISS To Good Day L.A. (Part 1)


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Good Day L.A. stops by the Honda Center to talk to Paul Stanley about LA KISS Opening Night! 

Here's Part Two:


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

KISS Rehearsing At SIR Studios This Week

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KISS is rehearsing this week at SIR rehearsal studios in L.A. for their acoustic show this Thursday at San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino.

Tom Morello Will Induct KISS In To Rock Hall Of Fame



The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced further details of the April 10th induction ceremony at Brooklyn's Barclays Center: Michael Stipe is inducting Nirvana, though there's no word on whether or not the surviving members will perform together. Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello will induct Kiss, who opted not to perform after a very public disagreement regarding which members would get to participate. Bruce Springsteen will induct the E Street Band, and they will perform together as well.

More info HERE: http://rol.st/Pf0ZeE

Full Current KISS Lineup To Attend Hall Of Fame Induction

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Current Kiss guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer aren't going to be inducted with the band at this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, and they won't perform, either – but they're showing up, nevertheless.

Gene Simmons confirmed to Rolling Stone via e-mail that he and Paul Stanley have invited Singer and Thayer to sit at their table during the April 10th ceremony, along with guitarist Bruce Thayer, who played in Kiss during its make-up-free period, from 1984 to 1996. "The fact that they want me at their table means the world," says Kulick.

With founding members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss also on hand, that means all surviving Kiss members will be at Brooklyn, New York's Barclays Center, except for hard-to-track-down guitarist Vinny Vincent. "He's kind of the Howard Hughes of Kiss," says Kulick.

Simmons and Stanley are upset with the Hall of Fame's decision to induct only the four original members. "Tommy has been in the band 10 years," Stanley told Rolling Stone in interviews for our current Kiss cover story. "Eric's been in the band 20 years." (Minus a five-year interlude when the original band reunited.) "The idea of no one being even a candidate for induction into the Hall of Fame other than the four original guys is hogwash."

Not surprisingly, Kulick, Thayer and Singer all endorse that sentiment. "Even if I was an outsider," says Thayer, "I would say that all of the guys that have been in Kiss over 40 years, all of the members, should be inducted into the Hall of Fame."

As of last month, Singer was somewhat reluctant to attend. "If the choice is up to me, do I want to attend or not, then I don't wanna go," he told Rolling Stone before Simmons and Stanley invited him. "I personally don't care about attending, but if Gene and Paul say, 'No, we want you there,' no problem. I'm there for you guys. I'm there for Gene and Paul and Tommy. For Kiss, the way it stands now, no problem. Or if they just want me to be there to celebrate Kiss in general, and that means everybody, fine, great, because I'm part of the whole story."

There is no Kiss performance slated for the ceremony. As reported in our cover story, Stanley and Simmons offered to allow the former members to jam with Kiss' current lineup, featuring Thayer and Singer, who wear Frehley and Criss' makeup, respectively. Frehley and Criss found that proposition deeply insulting. "I won't be disrespected," Criss says. "How can you put me in the Hall of Fame and then tell me to go sit over there in the corner while another guy puts on my makeup and plays? That's an injustice. To the fans, too."

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