Join your co-hosts Jason Herndon, Andrew Sgambati, and Byron Salzano on the brand new KISS My Boots podcast as they discuss KISS bootlegs and bootleg collecting. The purpose of the show is to shed some light on all of the audio and video recordings out there of the band. KISS My Boots is purely an informational podcast. We do not sell or distribute any of these recordings in any way.
This week, we take a look at some of the earliest recordings of the band: the Eddie Kramer demos on audio from 1973 and the Coventry show from Queens, NY December 22, 1973 on video.
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“Kiss is one of those bands the whole world knows, and usually, people that aren’t really a fan will only think of makeup as Kiss, because that’s what, of course, made them famous and they’ve been back in that for so many years,” Kulick told California Rock News. “But a real fan knows there’s a whole wealth of material—over a decade of years that are non-makeup, which is… I kind of wave the flag for all of that.
“If you, for example, didn’t know there was a makeup Kiss, and there wouldn’t have been a version for me to join if it wasn’t for the makeup Kiss, but the truth is… When I was in the band, we kept it going, we had hits, we had gold, platinum records, toured the world—arenas, the whole thing… But I find, even with them continuing, and they turn on new generations of fans. So they… For instance, they were in Japan not that long ago, and now they’re going to South America, and now I’m seeing a lot of people following me on Twitter and Facebook [from] South America.
Goldmine Magazines‘s January 2017 issue is a special KISS issue with a rare concert photo of Gene Simmons on the cover. The issue includes an interview with Gene Simmons and a detailed diary of experiencing rock ‘n’ roll life on the successful Kiss Kruise (by KISS author Ken Sharp, with plenty of experiences from fans on the cruise). The January issue is on sale now until January 9 at select record shops and Barnes & Noble stores.
KISS 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”
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.
A few things that didn’t quite get released in time for Christmas have just come in. Some new items, like the KISS Candles and KISS Carnival cups, along with re-issues of some classic KISS items in new packaging that have been out of print for years. All in stock now and ready to ship!
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!
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!
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.”