PSYCHO CIRCUS GAME
You can find the latest story on "Psycho Circus-The Nightmare
Child" at KNAC.com.
There is also a complete website with many features dedicated to the new KISS game, which
will be made for PC and Sega Dreamcast: www.kisspsychocircus.com.
Here you can vote for your choice on how
the packaging for the game should look like.
ERIC SINGER CONFIRMS TOUR WITH COOPER
Eric Singer has just
informed kissnews that he will be playing drums on the upcoming European Alice Cooper
tour. You can see the tourdates here.
The response for this
website has been absolutely incredible so far. Thank you for all your e-mails with your
comments and suggestions. Let us know, what else you would like to see on this site. What
do you like so far, and what do you not like so far? Send your e-mail to email@example.com . If you have any
contributions (reviews, photos, whatever it is...), send it to us. So far only a
very small part is done of the website. One part which is finished, is the German
discography... click on the single to check it out. Unfortunately at the moment it is only
available in German.
KISS IN EUROPE
Chances are little to see KISS in Europe
on their Farewell Tour. The high value of the US $ makes it rather unlikely to see
them again. German promoters show very little interest in doing another tour with KISS
since it is only profitable if the shows are a sellout. At the moment no European tour is
in the works, but plans may change since the Farewell tour is doing very well in the
States. As soon as there are any plans, you will read it here in the news!
BRUCE & ERIC IN EUROPE
Eric Singer has just
completed a Swedish Tour with his band "Glamnation". He might return to Europe
again this summer behind the drums playing with Alice Cooper. So far it is not confirmed
that Eric Singer will be the drummer for Alice Coopers next tour, but it seems to be very
likely. Also Bruce Kulick will soon return to Sweden to play a few more shows with his
GENE SIMMONS SOON ON THE INTERNET?
Gene was probably not amused
to see a fan has taken "his" domain name www.GeneSimmons.com
(a pretty nice website by the way, go check it out!) so he registered both GeneSimmons.net
and GeneSimmons.org domains besides others. So far those sites are not yet online...
Due to the high
demand, KISSTORY II will be available at the Fan Shop shortly. The first
shipment is due in early May.
KISS IN DALLAS
There's quite a bit
about KISS to be read and seen on KNAC.COM about KISS'
recent show in Dallas. You can also view a bootleg video of "I love it loud"
from Dallas with Windows Media Player. Some backsage footage from the show can also be
seen there. Go and check it out by clicking here.
GENE SIMMONS BASS
If you've got $ 19.800,- spare, you might get the Gene
Simmons Axe bass prototype from 1979... click here
or on the photo.
THE REAL REASON WHY ALIVE IV HAS BEEN DELAYED
Itseems that KISS and their record
company have different point of views as far as counting the release of "Alive
IV" as part of their record contract or not. While the record company probably wanted
a new studio album, Kiss gave them "only" a live-record for release. Now it
seems that they couldn't agree in time, if the album does count as part of their record
deal or not. It is said KISS would think about releasing "Alive IV"
independently, if Universal will not put out the record as part of their record
deal. Whatever, this explanation why the album has been delayed sounds a lot more
realistic than the official one. The official statement says, that "the reason for
the delay is that the band missed their deadline for turning in the completed album"
(!?). This sounds rather unrealistic considering they had a deadline and knew about
it and had over 3 months time (!) to hand it in, and since it is a live-record and
everything has been taped already it actually doesn't even need the band to finish the
THE KISS EUROPE FAREWELL CAMPAIN
Kiss Army Sweden is starting a campaign
to get KISS over to Europe. Every KISS fan should click on the banner and sign in. A list
of all e-mails will be presented to the KISS management to show them that there is a big
demand to see KISS in Europe as well.
GENE SIMMONS INTERVIEW
You can hear a recent interview with
Gene Simmons by clicking here.
Be surprised what the Demon has to say.... speaking of Gene, according to Entertainment
weekly he just signed a 6 figure deal to write his biography to be released in 2002.
PETER CRISS GUITAR PICK
Again there were Peter Criss guitar picks
printed for the Farewell Tour, which he throws into the crowd instead of drumsticks at the
encore. Peter does not throw his sticks into the crowd, because he is afraid he could hurt
somebody. As most of you might have noticed, also Paul is usually not throwing his broken
guitar into the crowd. He is aware that people would start fighting for it. Most of the
times he just throws it into the photo-pit.
It seems that the record company
cancelled the realease of "Alive IV" in the very last second. Some promotional
material has been printed already, it is listed in the new Tourbook in the discography and
there is also a full page advert in the new Metal Edge Special. In the advert it says
"including Hard luck women", although the band has never played that song live
in concert ...!?
$ 500,- KISS TICKETS
Demands for tickets for the Farewell
tour are very high, especially for the ones in the first and second row center. Some
people are paying up to $ 500,- for such tickets on the black market! Average official
ticket price is about $ 50,-.
KISS IN DVD-HOME
In the newest issue of the German
magazine "DVD-Home" (4/2000) is a 4-page story about KISS on the movie
"Detroit Rock city".
NEW ARRIVALS IN THE FAN SHOP
New arrivals in the Fan
Shop include: Psycho Circus Magazin #5 (see photo), Psycho Circus Comics #27 & 27
(USA), and Psycho Circus Comic Prestige Edition #10 (German). There are already second
printings available from some previous Prestige-Editions. The first print has an embossed
cover-print, which the second print doesn't. The second printings are not available in the
UNION IN THE PRESS
Two Argentinian magazines featured Union
in their recent issues: Madhouse (3/2000): 2-page article, and Epopeya (2/2000): a full
page pin-up in colour. If you do know about any magazines featuring articles about KISS or
ex-KISS members, please send your information to Gerhard@kissfanshop.com.
KISS IN THE PRESS
For all the collectors out there, here are the latest magazines
featuring KISS stories: Guitar World (5/2000) includes a full page article and a new ad
from Paul for Randall Amplifiers (see photo); Hit Parader (5/2000): 1 page on Union;
Metal Edge (5/2000): 5-page interview with Union
The new Tourbook is in the same size than the
Reunion Reunion-Tourbook, but is much thicker, it has about 60 pages and includes
the complete history of the band. It also includes many photos without make-up and a
complete list of all concerts KISS have ever played. Unfortunately the listing of these
shows are not correct, there are many obvious mistakes. All in all the tourbook is really
great and includes some never before seen old photos. The cost is $ 30,- at the
concert. The tourbook will soon be available in the Fan Shop.
VINNIE VINCENT LAWSUIT
The lawsuit filed by Vincent Vincent
against KISS has been dismissed in its entirety. Vinnie "the wig" Vincent (real
name: Cusano) was the lead guitarist from late 1982 until early 1984. He recently
frequntly ripped off many fans (more about his criminal activities on this site very
soon). All claims were rejected by the court. KISS, through its attorney's Lavely
& Singer in Los Angeles and William Randolph in New York, vigorously defended against
the lawsuit, and the court systematically dismissed each of the claims, ultimately
rendering judgment in favor of the band and the record company on all claims. The court
also awarded attorney's fees and costs in favor of KISS and against Cusano in an amount
exceeding $80,000. If Mr. Cusano knows how it feels sleeping under a bridge?
GENE ON TV
Gene could be seen on TV yesterday on a
US TV-series called "Talk to me" on ABC.
WIN A PAUL STANLEY GUITAR
you can win a signed Paul Stanley Washburn guitar.
NEW GERMAN KISS BOOK
announced almost a year ago, and now it is finally available: the first German KISS book.
More infos in the Fan Shop...
On the Farewell tour you are allowed to take
pictures, but only with the new KISS camera, which will be sold very soon at the shows for
$ 20,-. Could only have been Gene's idea... the camera will be available in the Fan Shop
KISS CONCERTS ARE DOING WELL
According to Kissonline KISS sold on
their Farewell Tour so far 95 % of all tickets (on the Reunion tour in was 97%). According
to www.Billboard.com KISS sold recently
20.760 tickets grossing $ 908.025,- in ticket sales alone in San Antonio, Texas on March
31. In Oakland, CA 14.494 tickets were sold on March 23. Average ticket-price on the tour
is about $ 50,-.
You are able to get KISSTORY II at the
shows for $ 150,- as well as about 20 different shirts for about $ 30,- each, and a mosaic
poster of each member for $ 10,- each. The big seller are the new Kodak 3-D movable
collector cards (which are also available at the Fan Shop) and the 3-D key chains...
I received several reviews of KISSTORY
II. In the book you can only find merchandise, mainly bootleg-stuff, drawings from never
released merchandise, tattoos and photos from collections from fans. The printing quality
of some photos is very poor and there are usually no descriptions to the photos. It also
contains a poster of the Playboy girls... censored (!?). It has again 440 pages.
KISS WILL NOT SPLIT UP!
The rumour is going around, that KISS
will completely split up. This is not true. The only thing KISS announced was that they
will not go on tour again with Peter and Ace in make-up. KISS will still exist and
there will be records and merchandise coming out. It seems that the long awaited box-set
will finally be available then. And who knows, they might do single shows here and there
or get back together with Bruce and Eric Singer... Paul also said he might do another
solo-tour or visit KISS conventions. But in fact you can expect, that it will be quiet for
a while about the band because the contracts with Peter and Ace are running out and it
seems that the four couldn't agree financially how to split the money in the future.