Paul Stanley Pays Tribute To Carrie Fisher

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paul-stanley-carrie-fisher-dave-mustaineKISS rocker Paul Stanley has paid tribute to late Star Wars legend Carrie Fisher. The actress died earlier this week at the age of 60 due to complications of heart failure and Stanley hit Twitter noting that she will be sorely missed.

“Carrie Fisher RIP Her play, books & films brought joy to millions. She once told me something I never forgot. Thanks,” Stanley shared after news of her passing broke.

Stanley is just one of many rock and roll stars to pay tribute to Fisher, with Robbie Robertson adding:

“Carrie Fisher brought a shining light- unique to the planet Earth. She stunned your senses and was fearless in breaking the rules of politically correct. Some of the most brilliant funny moments I’ve ever witnessed. Blessings. RR”

The KISS Army Nation presents THE ROCKIN’ NEW YEARS BASH 2017

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Montreal will once again be hosting the ROCKIN’ NEW YEARS BASH taking place at the beautiful Marcel Dulude on the South Shore of Montreal.  Special Guests Lydia Criss and Mark Montague will be joining NJ’s ALIVE ’75 and local tribute band KISSed in the ultimate ALIVE – ALIVE II Double Bill Concert Experience.  Including a professional photographer and make-up artist, door prizes, and KISS Kakes, this promises to be the PARTY EVENT OF THE NEW YEAR. 

If you are in the Montreal, Quebec, or Ontario area, join us on Saturday Jan.7th.  Contact Pasquale Vari on Facebook to get your tickets.  Only $60.00.  Not an event to be missed.

https://www.facebook.com/events/491430634393263/

KISS kisses off gig at Trump inaugural

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477151734Gene Simmons was approached by a photographer on Wednesday night, who questioned if the rocker’s group KISS would perform at the inauguration.

Simmons’ wife Shannon Tweed declared that the group would absolutely not be performing, stating that they were asked, but “politely declined.”

The “Rock and Roll All Night” singer told the cameraman that the group would be on tour in Europe at the time.

“Good luck finding talent for that one,” his daughter Sophie added.

Former Kiss Guitarist Bruce Kulick Turns “Detroit Rock City” into Swinging Jazz

Christopher Scapelliti | Guitar World

Kiss recorded “Detroit Rock City” for their 1976 album Destroyer, and the song has become a classic. Over the years, it’s been covered in many different styles, ranging from metal to ska to bluegrass.

Now the song has entered the jazz world, thanks to former Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick. Over the weekend of December 3, the axman was  the special guest of the long-running Los Angeles-based band Nutty, which is known for transforming classic-rock songs with jazz arrangements.

The group’s previous interpretations have included Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze,” Aerosmith’s “Same Old Song and Dance” and Van Halen’s “Runnin’ with the Devil,” all of which are on the group’s 2012 album, Jetsetter Jazz!

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KISS My Wax, episode 23 – The curse of Hotter Than Hell

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This week on KISS My Wax, your co-hosts Jason Herndon and Tom Shannon FINALLY get our infamous Hotter Than Hell episode completed!!! This was our 4th attempt to get this one recorded and thankfully our last! So we hope you enjoy “The Curse of Hotter Than Hell”. Be sure to stick around to the very end for some interesting information from Tom!

The KISS Room – December 9, 2016

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KISS ARMY – it’s a jam packed KISSmas edition of THE KISS ROOM! Matt Porter is joined by Bobby Dreher with special guests Tony Mann and Steven Blush!

PLUS: songs from THE KISS ROOM DEMOS PROJECT VOLUME 3

PLUS: THE KISS ROOM HOUSE BAND with a medley of holiday inspired songs.

PLUS: Craig Smith from Pods & Sods, Kandi Burton from Rockers United, Bob McMichael, the Podfather Ken Mills, Santa Claus and MORE!

All of the KISS talk and KISS tunes that you expect every month in THE KISS ROOM! Originally broadcast on Friday, December 9, 2016 via Montco Radio, where Music and Minds meet.

THIS SUNDAY – NJ KISS Expo presents: KISS Christmas Store

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kissmasstore16Sunday, December 11, 2016 
12 noon – 6:30 pm

Hilton Garden Inn
70 Challenger Rd
Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
201 641 2024

FREE ADMISSION FREE PARKING

The promoters of the New Jersey KISS Expo present the
KISS Christmas store. We return to the Hilton Garden Inn just in time for all your Holiday shopping!

Come hang out with all your KISS friends and browse TWO FULL VAN LOADS of KISS merchandise. This ONE-DAY-ONLY SALE will fill up our KISS pop-up store wall to wall!

We have recently purchased several private KISS Collections plus all the newly released KISS merchandise will be for sale at this one-day-only event!

All info and directions HERE

 

Ace Frehley Wishes ‘Creatures of the Night’ Was His Last Kiss Album

Matthew Wilkening | Ultimate Classic Rock

creaturesIn a new interview with Eddie Trunk, former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley says he wishes Creatures of the Night, and not Music From the Elder, was his last album with the group.

Although his face appears on the cover of 1982’s Creatures, which found the band returning to straight-ahead hard rock after the previous year’s highly experimental, commercially disastrous and critically reviled Elder concept album, Frehley doesn’t actually perform on it.

But he tells Trunk he would have been happier if the band had stuck to its original “back to basics” plan when recording Music From the Elder, instead of veering off into what even bassist Gene Simmons has described as “a bad Genesis record.”

“I thought Creatures was a good record,” Frehley said. “It was really the record that I would have enjoyed recording instead of Elder. Because during the recording of Elder, I kept telling Paul [Stanley] and Gene and [producer] Bob Ezrin that this is the wrong record at the wrong time. We should be doing a heavier hard rock record. That’s what the fans want, that’s what the fans expect. Everybody just put a deaf ear to me, and we all know what happened and how the Elder was received.”

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Ace Frehley is open to KISS reunion: “If it was handled correctly, it could be great”

Alex Young | Consequence of Sound

screen-shot-2016-12-03-at-12-17-52-pmThe original members of KISS may have yet to play their final show. Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss opted against an on-stage reunion during their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014, but recent rumors suggest the foursome could get back together and tour next year.

In September, heavy metal savant Eddie Trunk reported that KISS planned to ask Frehley to rejoin the band. “I’m hearing from so many people. They keep saying, ‘They’re going to ask him back, he’s going to do one last tour with them in 2017.” During the latest episode of his Trunk Nation radio program, Trunk asked Frehley about the rumors, and while Frehley said that he’s yet to be contacted, he’s definitely interested

“I’m not ruling it out. It’s a possibility, I guess,” Frehely said, adding that “the ball’s in Paul [Stanley] and Gene’s [Simmons] court. If that’s something that they would like to do to end off the career of KISS, I think it could be… if it was handled correctly, it could be great.”

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KISS add UK dates to European tour

Martin Kielty | Team Rock

screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-1-11-19-pmKiss have extended their 2017 European tour, adding dates in the UK, Denmark, Italy and the Czech Republic.

This week the band revealed a run of shows starting on May 1. Now they’ve listed eight new dates, taking their schedule up to the end of the month.

Bassist Gene Simmons recently said of the Kiss approach to performing: “All that matters is what happens on that stage – that’s electric church.

“It’s our job – anyone who gets up on that stage – to create magic time. To take you away, just for those few hours… and then you get back to gravity, and all the chaos that’s out there.”

Tickets go on general sale on December 2 (Friday), except in Finland, where sales commence on December 5. Pre-sales begin on November 29 (today) in the UK, Germany, Sweden and Russia, on November 30 in Denmark, and on December 1 in Norway, Austria and Holland.

Pre-sales are available via the Kiss Army site.

Kiss updated European tour 2017

May 01: Moscow Olympiski, Russia
May 04: Helsinki Hartwell Arena, Finland
May 06: Stockholm Tele2 Arena, Sweden
May 07: Oslo Spekrun, Norway
May 09: Horsens Forum, Denmark
May 10: Gothenburg Scandinavium, Sweden
May 12: Dortmund Westfallenhalle, Germany
May 13: Stuttgart Schleyerhalle, Germany
May 15: Torino Pala Alpitour, Italy
May 16: Bologna Unipol Arena, Italy
May 18: Munich Olympiahalle, Germany
May 20: Brno BCC, Czech Republic
May 21: Vienna Stadthalle, Austria
May 23: Franfurt Festhalle, German
May 24: Rotterdam Ahoy, Holland
May 27: Glasgow SSE Hydro, UK
May 28: Birmingham Barclaycard Arena, UK
May 30: Manchester Arena, U
May 31: London O2 Arena, UK