Thursday, August 19, 2010


Will not be updating this blog anymore,don't have time.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

KISS "Kissteria" TV special on A&E July 20th (July 9)

KISS: 'Kissteria' Tour Special To Premiere This Month - July 8, 2010
"Kissteria", the one-hour KISS tour special produced by the Greif Company (co-producers of "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" show), will air on the A&E network on Tuesday, July 20 at 10 p.m. ET. A description of the program reads as follows: "For the first time in their 35-year career, rock icons KISS give you an all access pass to the 'Alive 35' Australian tour. When Paul [Stanley] and Gene [Simmons] decide to launch a spontaneous mini-tour with only one week's notice, the entire KISS family must scramble to make it a reality. Malfunctioning pyrotechnics, faulty flying rigs and missing drummers are the least of their challenges."

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Former KISS manager Bill Aucoin passes away (June 29)


William Aucoin, beloved record industry executive, manager, entrepreneur, and creative visionary, passed away this morning, Monday, June 28 at 9:11 am. EST at the Aventura Hospital and Medical Center in Aventura, Florida.

Born December 29, 1943, Bill was battling prostate cancer, and passed away from surgical complications.

The man known for masterminding the career of the world-renowned group KISS, Bill Aucoin also managed STARZ, TOBY BEAU, BILLY SQUIER, BILLY IDOL, and numerous other artists. His most recent venture is Aucoin Globe Entertainment, which he founded in 2007. In its three years, Bill and his company developed bands in the U.S. and around the world.

He leaves behind his longtime partner of fifteen years, Roman Fernandez, and two sisters Betty Britton and Janet Bankowski.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

KISS US tourdates (May 25)

KISS: New U.S. Tour Dates Announced - May 24, 2010 According to AOL's Noisecreep, KISS has announced the next leg of its U.S. tour in support of the band's latest studio album, "Sonic Boom", featuring stops in both amphitheaters and arenas.

Instead of selecting an established band as support, KISS has teamed up with Guitar Center to discover a talented, unsigned act. The Guitar Center On-Stage competition will allow unsigned rock bands to compete for a chance to open for KISS at 22 different tour stops. The winning band will also receive a $10,000 Guitar Center shopping spree. Unsigned bands can begin registering June 1.

KISS tour dates:

Jul. 23 - Cheyenne, WY - Cheyenne Frontier Days
Jul. 24 - Minot, ND - North Dakota State Fair
Jul. 29 - Pittsburgh, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
Jul. 30 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
Jul. 31 - Hershey, PA - Hershey Park Stadium
Aug. 06 - Philadelphia, PA - Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 07 - Boston, MA - Comcast Center
Aug. 09 - Indianapolis, IN - Indiana State Fairgrounds
Aug. 13 - Buffalo, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Aug. 14 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 15 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion
Aug. 19 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Arena
Aug. 20 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 21 - Washington DC - Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 27 - Virginia Beach, VA - Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Aug. 28 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 29 - Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Sep. 02 - Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheatre
Sep. 03 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sep. 04 - St. Paul, MN - Minnesota State Fair
Sep. 10 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Sep. 11 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sep. 12 - Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
Sep. 17 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sep. 18 - Dallas, TX - Pizza Hut Park
Sep. 19 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
Sep. 22 - Sandy, UT - Rio Tinto Stadium
Sep. 24 - Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Wireless Pavilion

Tickets for many shows go on sale June 4 via Live Nation.

The members of KISS will donate a dollar from every ticket sold to the Wounded Warriors Project. This charity benefits the United States Armed Forces.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New KISS album coming!! (March 16)

From (via BW&BK)
Paul Stanley - "I Think That Within The Next Twelve Months We Are Doing Another Album" Marko Syrjälä recently caught up with KISS frontman Paul Stanley for An excerpt from the interview is available below.
Q: Overall, how satisfied you are for the sales numbers and overall feedback what you’ve got of Sonic Boom? Was there anything surprising there either in positive or negative way?
Stanley: "I’m thrilled because it’s a great album. I said from the beginning whether it sells 10 million copies or 1 million copies, it’s all the same to me. At this stage of the game it about making a great album, anything else is just a bonus. In America we had the album available exclusively at one place which has a good side and a bad side. The good side is they support is, the bad side is, it’s the only place you can get it. So there are plusses and minuses but I couldn’t want a better album, I couldn’t imagine a better album."
Q: Is Sonic Boom going to be the very last KISS album ever?
Stanley: "I don’t think so. I think that within the next twelve months we are doing another album."
Q: Really???
Stanley: "Yeah. I think it will take twelve months to eighteen months."
Go to this location for the complete interview.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Limited edtion "Sonic Boom" vinyl (Feb 6)

The critically acclaimed album will be pressed on 180 gram vinyl in five colors - Purple, Red, Green, Blue and Black. The album will be packaged in a full color gatefold jacket and includes lyrics on the inner sleeve and an exclusive 22" x 22" color poster!

Only 1000 of each color will be pressed!!

Other notes:This is only available in North American and is limited to three per order.

Sonic Boom Album Track Listings.

Side A:

1. Modern Day Delilah
2. Russian Roulette
3. Never Enough
4. Yes I Know (Nobody's Perfect)
5. Stand

Side B:

1. Hot And Cold
2. All For The Glory
3. Danger Us
4. I'm An Animal
5. When Lightening Strikes
6. Say Yeah

The Limited Edition KISS' SONIC BOOM Vinyl is available exclusively at, the only official home of KISS!

Produced by Paul Stanley

Friday, February 5, 2010

New KISS trading cards "Legends" (Feb 5)

Press Pass ready to unleash Legends of KISS set

Press Pass' strong run of trading card sets dedicated to the music legends KISS isn't even close to a finale.

Up next on the company's set list is Legends of KISS, a 100-card themed set that tells the story of the band through their own words - a set that, when placed in pages, tells the story from card to card.

The set will include the first cards to bearing both a concert-worn memorabilia swatch and an autograph - KISS Kuts - while there will be another helping of autograph cards to lick, err, pick up.

Also new will be a six-card set of pop-up cards as well as a few parallel sets - First Edition (limited to 25) as well as cyan, magenta, yellow and black Proof Edition Parallels.

Legend of KISS is set to arrive on April 21.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Happy birthday Paul Stanley (Jan.20)

Happy birthday to rock's ultimate frontman!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Paul & Gene review the KISS albums ( Jan 12)

By Matt Silk


Gene and Paul's memories of some classic Kiss albums:

KISS (1974) - Gene: I no longer had to work for a living. I went on salary, I became the richest person in the world. Not only was I in a band, doing everything I wanted - I was getting $75 a week! Favourite track: Deuce.

HOTTER THAN HELL (1974)- Paul: Difficult second album? No, we were all piss and vinegar - "If you didn't like the first album, here's another!" We were releasing them every eight months. Favourite track: Hotter Than Hell.

DRESSED TO KILL (1975) - Gene: It was produced by Neil Bogart, our record company president, who couldn't produce. We started attracting lots of groupies. Mostly, I remember lots of girls. Favourite track: Two Timer.

ALIVE! (1975) - Paul: A sonic souvenir of the live show. Was it enhanced? You bet! Who wants to hear a guitar string break every time they put on a song? One week it was gold, the next platinum. Our rollercoaster ride had begun.

DESTROYER (1976) - Gene: A coming of age, or perhaps just a coming. (Renowned producer) Bob Ezrin kicked us in the butt and made us do a record we couldn't do on our own. They were our songs and performances, but he brought it out of us. Favourite track: God Of Thunder.

ROCK AND ROLL OVER (1976) - Paul: Many said Destroyer wasn't raunchy enough for them. So we decided to go back to something a little more basic. It's a great album but, sonically, the songs didn't sound like they should have. Favourite track: I Want You.

LOVE GUN (1977) - Gene: Eddie Kramer produced but he was more an engineer so we took more control for this one. Ace and Peter started to become very difficult as alcohol and drugs began to take over. Favourite track: Love Gun.

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT (1982) - Gene: The (huge!) drum sound was my insistence. If any track led to that huge sound, which was recorded in a hall with doors open and the mics on a slight delay, it was I Love It Loud. I love the title track too. Favourite track: I Love It Loud.

LICK IT UP (1983) - Paul: Creatures was better, but we finally took the make-up off and Lick It Up sold three or four times as many copies. The first step in establishing another persona for the band. Touring without make-up was invigorating. An exciting time. Favourite track: A Million To One.

ANIMALIZE (1984) - Gene: I like a lot of the record but I was pre-occupied with Hollywood, doing my first movie, Runaway, for Michael Crichton. My songs weren't stellar. Favourite track: Heaven's On Fire.

REVENGE (1992)- Gene: One of my favourites. We reunited with Bob Ezrin, and it's a very different time from Destroyer. I finally felt comfortable in my own skin. I stopped playing the Paul game, trying to look pretty with nice hair - I was never very good at that. Favourite track: Unholy.

SONIC BOOM (2009) - Paul: A culmination of everything, good and bad that went before it. It's a pure, honest album and I couldn't be more proud of it. We found our way home. Favourite tracks: Modern Day Delilah and Say Yeah.


And here the pair recall some, er, not so classic ones:

UNMASKED (1980) - Gene: My fault. It was a strange period, with pop and dance dominating, and we lost our way. It was also the end for Peter Criss. Anton Fig's playing drums and the main memory is of protecting the fans from the news Peter was gone. Favourite track: You're All That I Want.

MUSIC FROM 'THE ELDER' (1981) - Paul: We all bought into Stonehenge and truly thought we were making a masterpiece, but we weren't - we were masturbating. A bloated, overblown, pompous piece of pap. Favourite track: I - because that's the last one and the album's over.

CARNIVAL OF SOULS (1997) - Paul: Tuning down to D and singing about the darkness of the world while living in mansions in Beverly Hills was a little absurd. We were no more from Seattle than from Saturn. Favourite track: I Will Be There.

Ace Frehley performs US National Anthem 2010 Motorcross (Jan 12)

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Best Of Alive 35 CD (Dec 30)

Best of ALIVE 35: North American Tour 2009 Double-CD


Concert Online exclusively recorded the concerts of the KISS ALIVE 35: North American Tour 2009.

Now that the tour is over we've remixed and mastered only the very best live performances of all KISS ALIVE 35 klassic hits.

The result:

The 2-CD Best Of KISS ALIVE 35 set - filled to the brim with 27 smashing live audio tracks recorded in 21 locations!

Ranging from genuine KISS Alive! klassics such as "Deuce", "Strutter", and "Rock n Roll All Nite" covering the all-time rock hymns "Detroit Rock City" or "Shout It Out Loud" up to their latest single "Modern Day Delilah" and anthems such as "Lick It Up" this KISS ALIVE 35 2-CD Set has it all.

01. Deuce - Live in Greenville (10-17-09)
02. Strutter - Live in Philadelphia (10-12-09)
03. Got to Chose - Live in Hampton (10-16-09)
04. Hotter Than Hell - Live in Little Rock (10-29-09)
05. Fire House - Live in Winnipeg (11-09-09)
06. Nothin' To Loose - Live in Cleveland (09-28-09)
07. C'mon And Love Me - Live in Oshawa (10-07-09)
08. Parasite - Live in Boston (10-05-09)
09. She incl. Guitar Solo - Live in Cleveland (09-28-09)
10. Watchin' You - Live in Uncasville (10-03-09)
11. 100,000 Years incl. Drum Solo - Live in Minneapolis (11-07-09)
12. Black Diamond - Live in Oakland (11-22-09)
13. Cold Gin - Live in Detroit (09-25-09)
14. Rock And Roll All Nite - Live in Greenville (10-17-09)
15. Let Me Go Rock'N'Roll - Live in Anaheim (11-24-09)
16. Detroit Rock City - Live in Detroit (09-25-09)
17. King Of The Night Time World - Live in Uncasville (10-03-09)
18. Love Gun - Live in Atlanta (10-26-09)
19. Calling Dr. Love - Live in Birmingham (10-24-09)
20. Shock Me - Live in Fresno (11-21-09)
21. I Stole Your Love - Live in Montreal (10-01-09)
22. Shout It Out Loud - Live in Portland (11-17-09)
23. Modern Day Delilah - Live in Los Angeles (11-25-09)
24. I Love It Loud - Live in Hampton (10-16-09)
25. Lick It Up - Live in Pensacola (10-19-09)
26. Do You Love Me - Live in Seattle (11-15-09)
27. Say Yeah - Live in Atlanta (10-26-09)


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Ace Frehley "Behind The Player" DVD details (Dec 13)

ACE FREHLEY: 'Behind The Player' DVD Details Revealed; Preview Clips Available - Dec. 12, 2009
IMV, a Los Angeles-based producer of interactive music content and video game systems, has set a January 19, 2010 release date for original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley's "Behind the Player" DVD.

In his IMV "Behind the Player" DVD, Frehley gives an intimate behind-the scenes look at his life as a professional musician, including rare video footage. Frehley then gives in-depth lessons for how to play "Shock Me" and "Cold Gin" and jams the tracks with special guest musicians, including Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER), John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON), Chris Wyse (THE CULT), Tommy Clufetos (TED NUGENT, ALICE COOPER, ROB ZOMBIE) and George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB).

"Video Tab" shows exactly how Frehley plays the two tracks. The video-game-style animated tablature is similar to Guitar Hero, but shows how to play the tracks for real.

Check out preview clips from Ace Frehley's "Behind the Player" DVD at this location.

Get your copy at Guitar Center or

The producers of the IMV series donate $.25 from the sale of each DVD to Little Kids Rock, an organization that gets instruments in the hands of underprivileged kids.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Ace Frehley DVD in January? (Dec. 5)

As Rocket Science Ventures picks up steam through Sony/ RED, we have 6 new releases slotted into the RED Schedule. Fresh on the heels of Ace Frehley's Anomaly which is approaching 60K in U.S., look for a new DVD release from Ace in January. A brand new release from Bruce Kulick will also release via RSV in February 2010. The new BK3 release features guest appearances form Gene Simmons as well as Nick Simmons.

Thursday, November 26, 2009