Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Holiday Time

Tomorrow (November 19th) I will leave for vacation and I will be gone for three and a half weeks. This means that Kiss On Fire won't be updated for a while. I will be back again December 14th with the latest Kiss news!

Still Sealed Make-Up Kit On Ebay

A make-up kit that is still sealed and in mint condition is available on Ebay. Starting bid is $ 675. Check the auction out here:

Paul Stanley Interview In Classic Rock Magazine

Geoff Barton of the English Classic Rock Magazine has recently done an interview with Paul Stanley. Once again Paul mentions the new album. Quote: There might even be a new Kiss album at some point. I have been ambivalent to the idea in the past but I’m much more open to it now.
The entire interview can be found in the January issue of Classic Rock Magazine which will be released December 10th. Some more parts of the interview can be found here: http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/page/classicrock?entry=paul_stanley_open_to_the

Monday, November 17, 2008

Paul Stanley Painting On Ebay

A piece of Paul Stanley's art on canvas is now available on Ebay. This is a canvas print hand signed by Paul and it's a limited edition of 300. The starting price is $ 900. Check the auction out here:

Friday, November 14, 2008

Paul Stanley Confirms That They Are Working On A New Kiss Album

As you could read here, Paul Stanley mentioned to photographer Ross Halfin that a new Kiss album soon will be recorded. Now Paul has mentioned this once again. In a radio interview with David Brody, Paul says that the album recording already has started! Listen to the interview here:

Another Date Added To Eric Singer Project's Euro Tour

Eric Singer Project will play at Retro Music Hall in Prague (Czech Republic) February 6th. More details (in Czech) can be found here: http://www.retropraha.cz/akce.php?den=6&mesic=2&rok=2009&start=20:00:00

This means that the European tour now looks like this:

February 4th: Mainz (Germany), KUZ
February 6th: Prague (Czech Republic), Retro Music Hall
February 7th: Freiburg (Germany), Ganter Brauereihalle
February 8th: Kaiserslauten (Germany), Halle Nordtribühne
February 12th: Milan (Italy), Legend 54
February 13th: Treviso (Italy), New Age
February 14th: Pinarella Di Cervia (Italy), Rock Planet
February 18th: Pratteln (Switzerland), Z7
February 21st: Jevnaker (Norway), Glassheim

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Great Poster Book Featuring Kiss

In the 1970s the Swedish magazine Poster was one of the best sources to find information and – obviously – posters of your favorite bands. A generation of Swedish rock and pop fans has grown up with this magazine. Kiss was one of the most featured bands and it’s definately safe to say that Poster was a huge part in Kiss’ success in Sweden. Now a really nice and interesting book regarding this magazine has been released. Although the text is in Swedish there is enough photos to make anyone satisfied. And there is of course a lot of Kiss photos in it. The book can be ordered at Bokus, click here: Poster - Bokus
and search for "Poster" in the top left.

New TV Commercial For Kissology

Ace Frehley Honors Les Paul

Talking Metal has posted pictures of Ace Frehley where he together with Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz honors the guitar inventor Les Paul. This happened at Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland as a part of a Les Paul history series. Check http://fuseblog.typepad.com/talkingmetal/ for more pictures.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Japanese Limited Edition Of Symphony Released Today

Today (November 12th) is the release date of a limited edition Japanese version of the Symphony DVD. This version will only be available until December 29th. More details can be found here:

Two Kiss Games Makes It Into The Best Rock & Roll Games List

Rolling Stone Magazine has made a list of "The 50 Best Rock & Roll Video Games Of All Time". The Kiss pinball machine makes it into the list as well as the Kiss Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child game from the year 2000. The list is chronological and other featured games are Guitar Hero, the text game Rockstar etc.

Kissin' Time Acetate Available On Ebay

A 10 inch one-sided acetate from 1974 featuring Kissin' Time is now available on Ebay. As you know, Kissin' Time wasn't included in the first pressing of the debut album. This acetate is said to be the test pressing of this song for the second pressing. Check the auction out here:

Paul Stanley Mentions Possible New Kiss Album

English rock photographer Ross Halfin claims in his diary that Paul Stanley considers making a new Kiss album. Halfin writes the following:

Paul told me they may make a Kiss record, which he'll produce. A real 70s Kiss style record.

Read more at http://www.rosshalfin.com/diary/november-2008/diary-november-2008.php.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

No European Kiss Tour Planned

There will not be any European Kiss tour during 2009, at least not during the spring. However, it seems like there will a North American tour starting in April or May.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Heaven's On Fire Performed On Swedish Idol TV Show

In the latest episode of the Swedish version of "American Idol" (simply called "Idol") none other than Desmond Child was the guest in the jury. The contestants performed songs written by Desmond Child, such as Alice Cooper's Poison and Bon Jovi's Living On A Prayer. But most interesting was when Alice Svensson did Heaven's On Fire. She did a great version of the song and Desmond Child seemed to be really impressed. Watch it here:

Tobias Sammet Of Edguy To Sing On the Upcoming Bruce Kulick CD

Bruce Kulick reveals on his website (www.kulick.net) that lead vocalist Tobias Sammet of German metal band Edguy has recorded vocals for one song during the recordings on the upcoming Bruce Kulick solo CD BK III. Tobias Sammet is a great vocalist so this will definately be interesting to hear. There is already a connection between Sammet and Kiss since Eric Singer played drums on Sammet's project Avantasia.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Entire Norwegian Kiss Documentary Available For Download

The entire brand new Norwegian Kiss TV documentary can be seen and downloaded at NRK's website. Check it out here:
A part of the documentary can be seen here:

Happy Birthday Tommy!

Today (November 7th) we all say congratulations to Tommy Thayer on his 48th birthday!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

New Clip From The Norwegian Kiss Documentary

Yesterday (November 5th) the national Norwegian TV channel NRK broadcasted their brand new Kiss documentary. A new clip can be seen here:


The documentary is made by long time Kiss fan and journalist Stig Karlsen. More details can be found here: http://www.nrk.no/lydverket/kynisme-og-gradighet-rader/

Tommy Thayer Donates Amp Sales Royalties To Children's Hospital

The amplifier manufacturer Hughes & Kettner recently released the "Duotone Tommy Thayer" amp. Tommy has now donated his first royalty check for the amp sales to Children's Hospital Los Angeles. The amp can be seen at this picture. More details can be found at http://hughes-and-kettner.com/user.php?mode=1&id=117&hus=adb8885b10f81f8e81e1af990ebef2ff

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Kiss On Fire's Posting Copied On Kissonline

Yesterday I made a posting regarding the Norwegian TV documentary that will be shown today. The official Kiss website Kissonline has now copied my posting word for word and published it on http://www.kissonline.com/. They have changed the word ”teaser” to ”preview” but besides that it’s copied exactly, including my translation from Norwegian into English. Even my final comment ”I will get back with more details asap” is published on Kissonline! Nice and flattering that they are reading Kiss On Fire.

More Eric Singer Project Tour Dates

Three German dates have been added to the Eric Singer Project European Tour. The dates are the following:

February 4th: Mainz, Germany, KUZ www.kuz.de
February 7th: Freiburg, Germany, Ganter Brauereihalle
February 8th: Kaiserslauten, Germany, Halle Nordtribühne

Gene Simmons On Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader

As mentioned here before, Gene Simmons is one of participants in this season of the game show Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader. This episode will be brodcasted this Friday (November 7th) on Fox. Gene's charity of choice is the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatrics AIDS Foundation.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Paul Stanley Wins "Showman Of The Year" Award

Yesterday (November 3rd) the Classic Rock Magazine Awards took place in London. Paul Stanley received the award for "Showman Of The Year". Read more at http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/page/classicrock?entry=classic_rock_roll_of_honour.

New Kiss Documentary On Norwegian TV

Tomorrow (November 5th) the Norwegian national TV company NRK will show a brand new Kiss documentary. Both current and former Kiss members will appear in the documentary. A teaser can be found at NRK's webpage: http://www.nrk.no/lydverket/tidenes-verste-rockefilm/#more-4935
NRK has made the following presentation of the documentary:
On Wednesday Lydverket will show a documentary about Kiss where current and former band members as well as other associates tell the unmasked story about the madness we know as Kiss. To record a TV film in 1978 was just one of the things Kiss did to make money out of the Kiss brand and some 30 years later Paul Stanley has got a pragmatic view on this "acting" career. - What doesn't kill makes you stronger, Stanley says to Lydverket about his experiences from the cult film "Kiss Meets The Phantom Of The Park".
I will get back with more details asap.

Monday, November 3, 2008

More Eric Singer Project Tour Dates

Some more dates on the Eric Singer Project European tour next year have now been made official. This means that the tour now looks like this:

February 12th: Milan (Italy), Legend 54 http://www.legend54.com/

February 13th: Treviso (Italy), New Age http://www.newageclub.com/

February 14th: Pinarella Di Cervia (Italy), Rock Planet

February 18th: Pratteln (Switzerland), Z7 http://www.z-7.ch/

February 21st: Jevnaker (Norway), Glassheim

More dates will be announced within the next couple of days.