Monday, November 30, 2009

Kiss Interviewed Backstage In Los Angeles

Here's a weird little interview made during the meet and greet at The Staples Center in Los Angeles November 25th.

Ace Frehley On Primetime Swedish TV This Saturday

The upcoming Saturday (December 5th) Ace Frehley will be one of the guests at the popular Swedish talk show "Robins". This TV show is broadcasted every Saturday at Swedish national TV (SVT 1) at 9.30 PM.

Kiss Lighting Designer Interviewed

It's always interesting to hear the stories from the people around Kiss, such as record company employees, technical crew etc. The trade magazine from the Australasian Lighting Industry Association has done an interview with Kiss' lighting director "Motley". Read the interview here: http://www.alia.com.au/wordpress/?p=3962

Shout It Out Loud At Swedish TV

Once again a Kiss song has been used in the Swedish version of the TV show "Idol", simply called "Idol". Last season, "Heaven's On Fire" was performed, and in the latest show of this season, the young guy Erik Grönwall performed "Shout It Out Loud". Watch the clip here:

Friday, November 27, 2009

Eric And Gene On ESPN

Eric Singer and Gene Simmons could be seen on ESPN the day before yesterday. Here's the clip:

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Kiss Show In Los Angeles Can Be Seen Here

Yesterday's Kiss show that was streamed at Facebook can now be seen here:

Live Broadcast by Ustream.TV

Bruce Kulick At The Kiss Show In Anaheim

Bruce Kulick has updated his Facebook with some really cool photos from the Kiss show the day before yesterday in Anaheim. Bruce hung out backstage with the band. This nice photo with Gene in make-up but in an ordinary shirt is amazing! More photos can be seen here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=138642&id=150135815871

Kiss In Los Angeles On Facebook

As previously reported, the shows yesterday (November 25th) in Los Angeles was broadcasted at Facebook. You can now watch the show here: http://www.facebook.com/KISS?v=app_181757350917

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

And Party Every Day - The Inside Story Of Casablanca Records

I have now read the book ”And Party Every Day – The Inside Story Of Casablanca Records”. I must that this is a really interesting book that any Kiss fan would enjoy. The writer is Larry Harris who all the way from Casablanca’s start was one of the most important persons within the company. He became senior vice president and managing director of the company in 1976.
The book tells the entire story about the company and there is obviously A LOT of interesting Kiss stuff here. I am specially fascinated of the parts about the business part of Kiss. I was surprised to learn that so much was controlled by Glickman/Marks and not by Bill Aucoin. There’s of course also a lot of non-Kiss stuff in the book. But I have to say that even those parts are very interesting. It’s good to read those parts to understand the entire Casablanca phenomenon.
So this is definately an essential buy for any Kiss fan. The book can be bought here.
And Party Every Day: The Inside Story Of Casablanca Records

Support Acts On Kiss Europan Tour 2010

Kiss will not bring any support band on the upcoming European tour. Instead they will use a local support band at all their headline shows. This is obviously not the case at the festival shows. The local support bands will be announced within the next couple of weeks.

Official Kiss Gear

Kiss Concert Streamed Tonight

The Kiss show in Los Angeles tonight (November 25th) will as previously mentioned be streamed at Facebook and Ustream. Check this out here:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kiss-live

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Peter Criss Talks About His Breast Cancer

Associated Press has made a new interview with Peter Criss where he talks about his breast cancer. Watch the clip here:

Kiss Cobo Hall Show On DVD?

According to Brave Words, Kiss will release their show at Cobo Hall (September 26th) as a DVD during 2010. The release is said to be in June.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Kiss To Play At Rock Am Ring / Rock Im Park

In addition to the dates announced earlier today, Kiss will also perform at the German twin festivals Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park. These festivals take place June 4th - 6th so this will be between Oberhausen and Norway. It is not yet clear when these two performances will be made public.

Kiss European Tour 2010 Announced!

The dates for Kiss European Tour 2010 are now announced! The dates are the following:

May 7, 2010 O2 Arena Dublin
May 9, 2010 SECC Glasgow
May 10, 2010 Manchester Arena
May 11, 2010 LG Arena Birmingham
May 13, 2010 Wembley Arena London
May 16, 2010 Hallenstadion Zurich
May 17, 2010 Geneva Arena Geneva
May 18, 2010 Mediolanum Forum Milan
May 20, 2010 Stadhalle Vienna
May 21, 2010 Cez Arena Ostrava
May 23, 2010 O2 Arena Prague
May 26, 2010 O2 World Berlin
May 27, 2010 Leipzig Arena Leipzig
May 29, 2010 Bratislava Stadium Bratislava
May 31, 2010 Colorline Arena Hamburg
June 1, 2010 Koenig Pilsner Arena Oberhausen
June 8, 2010 Lerkendal Open Site Trondheim
June 10, 2010 Sauna Rock Tampere
June 12, 2010 Stockholm Stadium Stockholm
June 13, 2010 Malmo Stadium Malmo
June 14, 2010 Valhall Oslo
June 16, 2010 Gigantium Aalborg
June 18, 2010 Gelredome Arnhem
June 20, 2010 Hellfest Clisson
June 22, 2010 Palacio De Los Deportes Madrid
June 25, 2010 Azkena Rock Festival Vitoria
June 27, 2010 Graspop Festival

Tickets will be released on Wednesday (November 25th). More ticket details will be announced at http://www.kissconcerttickets.net.

Eric Singer, Gene Simmons And Kiss Jet

Shannon Tweed has updated her Twitter page with this photo of Eric and Gene in front of the Kiss jet.
And they're off! on Twitpic

Friday, November 20, 2009

Ace Cancelled Due To Sickness

As reported here before, Ace Frehley was scheduled to participate in the Les Paul tribute show in Nashville yesterday (November 19th). However, Ace did not turn up and he is said to have been sick with a fever of 102.

Yet Another European Tour Update

According to Kiss Army Spain Kiss will play three shows in Spain in May 2010. Two of these shows will be headline shows that will take place in Madrid and in Barcelona or La Coruna. There will also be a performance at the Azkena Rock Festival.

Another Update Regarding The Kiss Tour Of Europe 2010

In addition to the previoulsy mentioned cities, the following dates are circulating on the internet:

SECC, Glasgow - May 9th
MEN Arena, Manchester - May 10th
Wembley Arena, London - May 12th
LG Arena, Birmingham - May 13th

More news regarding Kiss European Tour 2010 is said to be revealed early next week.

Kiss European Tour 2010 Update

More and more news are coming in regarding the Kiss tour of Europe next year. This tour will be a combination of festivals and headline shows. The Scandinavian shows will take place in Stockholm and Malmö. It seems like Hellfest Festival will be the French show. A total of eight shows will appearantly take place in England, one of them being Wembley in London. There will also be appearances in Eastern Europe.
The tour is said to be announced next week.

Release Date Set For Bruce Kulick's Album

Finally Bruce Kulick has found a label for his upcoming BK3 album and a release date is now set. The album - which will be called "BK3" - will be released February 16th. The label is Twenty 4 Records. The following tracks will be on the album:

1. Fate
2. Ain’t Gonna Die (featuring Gene Simmons)
3. No Friend Of Mine (featuring John Corabi)
4. Hand of the King (featuring Nick Simmons)
5. I’ll Survive
6. Dirty Girl (feautring Doug Fieger)
7. Final Mile
8. I’m The Animal (feauturing Tobias Sammet and Eric Singer)
9. And I Know
10. Between The Lines (featuring Steve Lukather)
11. Life

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The LA Kiss Show To Stream On Facebook

The Kiss show taking place next Wednesday (November 25th) at Staples Center in Los Angeles will be streamed live on Facebook. This can be through the Kiss facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/KISS, or via Ustream, www.ustream.tv/channel/kiss-live

Kiss Tour Manager And Production Manager At Expo

During the years 1973 to 1976 Kiss used J.R. Smalling as tour manager and Mick Campise as production manager. Both these men will be present at the The First Annual Rock And Roll Carnival Music Expo in Charlotte, NC. This will be Smalling's first expo appearance ever and the first expo for Campise in fifteen years. More info can be found here: http://www.myspace.com/rockandrollcarnival

Kiss To Headline Hellfest Festival?

It seems more and more clear that Kiss will headline next year's edition of Hellfest Festival in France. The festival has now added a countdown on their webpage. As you can see here they are using the Rcok N Roll Over circle...

Ace Frehley Sings New York, New York

Here's a cool clip of Ace Frehley doing "New York, New York".

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Kiss To Play In Dubai 2010?

The Dubai based newspaper The National has made an interview with Paul Stanley where he mentions that Dubai might be one of the stops during next year's touring:

“I have been asking for quite a while to put together a show in Dubai,” says Paul Stanley, the lead singer of Kiss. “It’s a fascinating region. I plan on playing there in the not too distant future.”

The entire interview can be found here.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Kiss European Tour 2010

According to the English site Rock Radio, Kiss are confirmed for shows in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and London in May. Tickets are said to be released November 27th.

Kiss Make-Up In Swedish Clothes Ad


The huge Swedish clothes chain KappAhl has published this ad where you can see four young kids in Kiss-inspired make-up. Also, the kid second from the left is wearing a Kiss T-shirt. Kiss is everywhere!






Official Kiss Gear

Kiss Kompendium Delayed

The release of the huge Kiss Kompendium comic book has once again been postponed. The first release date was scheduled to October 27th, this was then moved to November 24th. The latest news is that the book will be released December 8th. You can pre-order the book here.

Monday, November 16, 2009

New Paul Stanley Merchandise


Paul Stanley's webshop is updated with some new items, such as this 1989 T-shirt from his solo tour. The webshop can be found here.

Paul Stanley Official Store

Kiss European Tour May 2010

More and more details are coming regarding the Kiss tour in Europe. It looks like this will take place in May. Some sources say that tickets will be released November 27th. Contrary to previous reports, the shows in Northern Europe will not be at festivals, instead they will do headline shows.
I will of course get back with more news regarding this.

The Gene Simmons Punisher Bass Used By NG26

The English metal band NG26 uses the Gene Simmons Punisher bass in this new video. This is the first time I have seen the Punisher bass used by another band.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Kiss Family Guy Commercial

This is a really funny TV commercial where you can win tickets to the Kiss shows in Anaheim and Los Angeles.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Eric Carr's Handwritten School Homework On Ebay


This is an interesting item. It's an authentic handwritten and signed homework assignment by Eric Carr from his college days back in 1965. He was attending the High School Of Art And Design in Manhattan back then. Check the auction out here: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5574699997&toolid=10001&campid=5336463504&customid=&icep_item=130343689046&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg


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Ace Frehley's Band With Ace Make-Up

Ace Frehley has updated his Twitter page with this nice photo. This is Ace with his band after their Halloween show in Los Angeles.

The Four Ace's Backstage at Club Nokia on Oct 28th... It was ... on Twitpic

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Swedish Artist Names His Son After Ace Frehley

The Swedish musician/producer Andreas Kleerup (Robyn, Cyndi Lauper etc) yesterday (November 11th) became the father of a son. The name of the son will be Vincent Ace Nils Kleerup. It is a well-known fact that Andreas Kleerup is an Ace Frehley fan and he has several times been seen in an Ace T-shirt.
Read more here (in Swedish): http://www.aftonbladet.se/nojesbladet/klick/article6108339.ab

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Paul Stanley Interviewed By ABC

The ABC show "The Quick Fix" has made this cool interview with Paul where he among other things reveal his favorite place in Chicago.

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Ace Frehley And Bruce Kulick To Play At Rock’N’Roll Fantasy Camp

This Sunday (November 15th) Ace Frehley will play at Rock’N’Roll Fantasy Camp’s showcase final at the Whiskey-A-Go-Go in Los Angeles. And next Sunday (November 22nd) Bruce Kulick will be one of the star musicians.
November 18th Ace will also act as a guest counselor for the graduates of the camp. More details can be found at http://www.rockcamp.com/

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Photos From The Kiss Jet

Shannon Tweed has updated her Twitter page with these photos of the flight after the Winnipeg show on to Saskaton.

Running back to Saskatoon, photo by Tommy Thayer on Twitpic
Taking off in the KISS jet . Headed to Winnepeg on Twitpic

Kiss iPhone App Available


Kissonline reports that a new Kiss iPhone app will be available soon. This will include the chance to see exclusive behind the scenes footage etc. Read more here:

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

German Kiss Photos From 1976 Published


The website Dogmatic Blog has posted some great photos from the Kiss tour in Germany 1976. Check them out here.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Signed Kiss Photos Available


The internet vendor Sports Memorabilia has got some really nice signed Kiss items in their store, such as this recent 16x20 photograph.
Check here for more nice items.

Kiss Halloween TV Interview

Altitude TV made this interview with Kiss right before the show at the Voodoo Festival in New Orleans on Halloween.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Kiss Soundcheck Footage

Here's a really nice clip of the soundcheck Kiss was doing before yesterday's show in Minneapolis.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Four Different Kiss Covers On Swedish Magazine


The Swedish music magazine RED HOT ROCK MAGAZINE will next week release their new issue. This issue will come with four different covers – one of each original Kiss members with the solo album pictures. In the magazine you will find a 12 page interview with Kiss and a 3 page interview with Ace Frehley.
If anyone is interested in obtaining these magazines, then please contact me at kissonfire@yahoo.com and I will be able to help you.

New Kiss Trading Cards


Kissonline reports that a new Kiss trading card set will be available through Walmart and Target in a couple of weeks. This is called "Komplete Kiss" and it's a 180-card set that includes both the 360 set and the Ikons set as well as a new parallel. I will get back with more details later on.

Kiss At CNN


CNN recently showed this segment regarding Kiss and their support for the wounded warriors.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Diplomat Flyer On Ebay


One of the most legendary Kiss shows is the gig they did at The Diplomat in New York. This show took place July 13th 1973. The flyer for this show has been seen in many books. You might have seen it in the recent book "Ace Frehley - The Ultimate Scrapbook". This very flyer is now for sale by the author of the book. Check here for more details.

Ace Frehley Interviewed By Talking Metal

John Ostronomy of Talking Metal has made an eight minute long interview with Ace which can be seen here.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Extract Movie Featuring Gene Simmons Available

As mentioned here before Gene Simmons plays a part in the movie "Extract", directed by Mike Judge. This movie is now available on DVD.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New Ace Frehley Interview

Ace Frehley has been interviewed by ILMO Entertainment. The seven minute long interview can be heard here:

Doc McGhee Wins Classic Rock Awards

Yesterday (November 2nd) the annual Classic Rock Awards took place in London. Kiss were nominated in the category "DVD / Film Of The Year" but that award went to the Anvil movie. However, Kiss manager Doc McGhee won the award in the category "VIP Award".

Kiss Interviewed By Fuse TV

Here's an interview Fuse TV did with the Kiss members right before the New Orleans concert on Halloween.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Behind The Scenes With The Kiss Crew

Kissonline has posted a really nice video clip of one of the crew guys preparing Gene's flying harness. This is how it looks:



You can also check here for photos of Ace Frehley's guitar tech preparing Ace's smoke guitar:
http://www.kissonfire.net/2008/06/aces-smoke-guitar.html

Kiss' Halloween Show In New Orleans

Here's footage from the Halloween show Kiss did in New Orleans the day before yesterday (October 31st). Looks like a great show!