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April 30, 2002
ERIC SINGER IN QUEEN!
(from Michel Banen/Holland)
Right now, performing live from Amsterdam on TV, is Queen for our annual Queensday. To my big surprise on drums: ERIC SINGER! Busy man indeed, Saturday he was on Ace bash, Sunday the NY Kiss Expo and today already here performing with Brian May and Roger Taylor in "Queen". Just like Kiss with 2 original members with substitute members. Cool too see Eric on TV with these rockers!


April 28, 2002

GENE SIMMONS & BOMB THREATS AT ACE BIRTHDAY BASH 2002
Yesterday "Ace Frehleys Birthday Bash 2002" took place in New York. Everybody was interested to hear what Ace had to say about Kiss' situation.... there are countless postings on various newsgroups all over the internet from people reporting about this event. Here is a rough summary of all these postings:

- entrance fee was about US $ 150,-. Attenders got a numbered laminate, a pre-signed Ace Frehley picture and a few little goodies. Food was also free.
- Ace got into the building surrounded by bodyguards and started signing autographs for the fans (who stood in line for hours). He also posed for one photo.  There was a sign saying "extra autographs $ 50,-". No hand shakes...
- Gene Simmons all of a sudden came in, presented Ace a birthday cake and then immediately left the building again
- there was a bomb threat and the building had to be evacuated for a while
- There was a question-answer session. Ace said, he has not been in Kiss for a while already, and that his solo-album will be out in the summer. Ace seems to be extremely pissed off at Gene and repeatedly said, that all he cares about is money.

- Ace had no time attending the taping for "American Bandstand"

April 24, 2002

GENE SIMMONS COLD CAST DESTROYER FIGURINE
ActionFugureGeneDestroyerFigurine2002Box.jpg (21987 Byte)The Gene Simmons Cold Cast Detroyer Figurine will be released in Juli. It comes with Gene's bass on a base in a great box. The Kiss Fan Shop takes already pre-orers. The Statue measures about 33 cm (13 inces). The Figure will be shipped out at the end of July directly from a warehouse in Holland by a shipping company. The Figure will retail in the US for about US $ 49,- to US $ 59,- (around € 56,- to € 68,-, net without postage and taxes).

Price in the Kiss Fan Shop:
Pre-orders (payment in advance only):
Special pre-order price € 49,99 + postage
Pre-orders will be accepted until May 25th, 2002 (payment in advance only), money must have arrived by Juni 1st, 2002. Payment can either be cash in a letter, via Paypal (+ 3% charges), via money order (from the USA, in Euro, plus € 9,- charges) or via Euro Giro (within' Europe) to Austrian account (make sure all expenses are paid, payment method "OUR"). Please mention your preferred method of payment in the comments. If you have ordered and paid already for at least one singing Love Gun Spencers doll, you will get a 10% discount (price then: € 44,99), if this is mentioned in the comments. There are no taxes within' the EU! Click here for more details.


April 23, 2002

GENE INTERVIEW
Soundspike.com recently did an interview Gene Simmons the day before the taping of American Bandstand. Read what Gene has to say about Ace Frehley not showing up and the realease of Alive IV. Click here to read the interview.


April 23, 2002

KISS ALIVE IV NEWS
According to Universal the scheduled release date for Alive IV is July 16, 2002. There will also be 2 new studio songs on the album. It will be 2 new songs the band is working on at the moment and not songs that are already done. No information is yet available, if Ace Frehley will be playing on the new studio tracks, but it won't be a surprise to hear Tommy Thayer on the new album on guitar. Tommy Thayer already replaced Ace Frehley at the taping for American Bandstand and at a private concert the band gave in Jamaica recently. Most likely Eric Singer will be on the drums. The cover will also change significant to the version that was origianlly planned. Let's wait and see, more news soon...


April 23, 2002

GENE SIMMONS AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN GERMAN?

A German publisher is in negotiations to get the rights to release "Kiss and make-up" in German. An Italian version should be released soon. The book is already available in English and Japanese. More language-editions are not planned at the moment.


April 23, 2002

KISS ON AMERICAN BANDSTAND
(from Sam/The Hype Council, Inc)
Kiss will be performing on the 50th anniversary special of American Bandstand, hosted by Dick Clark. Other superstar sartists and performers are scheduled to appear. Viewers will also witness a once in a lifetime supergroup performance involving many of the artists scheduled to perform. The show will air on the ABC television network, Friday, May 3rd at 8pm/7pm Central. It's an evening of television that shouldn't be missed! Especially for fans of Kiss! Click here for details.


April 21, 2002

KISS SPENCER SINGING DOLLS NEWS
The singing Love Gun dolls from Spencers have arrived. They are being shipped now to everybody who has ordered them and sent payment already. This is a close-out sale for less than half of the normal cost. International shipping quotes are now also available. Click here for details.

April 20, 2002

KISS FILMING FOR AMERICAN BANDSTAND - WITOUT ACE FREHLEY!
(from John/MyKissArmy.com)
I went to the 50th anniversary of American Bandstand filming of Kiss on April 19,2002, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena California. The line up was Gene, Paul, Eric and possibly Tommy. Still not positive who was in Ace makeup but it was not Ace.  They performed one song, "Detroit Rock City." Kiss had a large amount of pyrotechnics. There was basically a wall of sparks behind Eric. Gene and Paul looked great, pure classic Kiss, with all of their classic moves. The filming started with Dick Clark talking to the audience. He was very friendly and appreciated everyone showing up. Kiss came out and played Detroit Rock City, then left the stage. The cameras filmed them during their performance. After they left the stage, Detroit Rock City was played over the sound system and the cameras filmed some of the audience. The entire filming lasted approximately 30 minutes.

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KISS perform during a taping for American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration Friday, April 19, 2002 in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Krista Niles via Yahoo)

April 20, 2002
A NOTE FROM ALLEN TULLER, CO-FOUNDER AND PUBLISHER OF GENE SIMMONS TONGUE MAGAZINE
(from Allen Tuller)
As a fellow KISS fan, I imagine that you've heard a lot about Gene Simmons Tongue Magazine -- and I can assure you that you will not be disappointed!  We are wrapping up the Premiere issue and it looks phenomenal!   It's all about Sex, Style and Rock 'n' Roll !!!!

Gene Simmons Tongue is just about as much a phenomenon as the man himself.  It's the hottest news in town, and everybody's talking about it..... from Newsweek, Folio:, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, The New York Times Magazine -- to TV's The View, The O'Reilly Factor, Conan O'Brian, Politically Incorrect, E! Entertainment Television, The Today Show, and many more .....

Check out the great subscription offer at our website www.genesimmonstongue.com -- you won't want to miss a single issue!  You'll see and hear from some of the world's most beautiful women, and find revealing interviews of celebrities by celebrities.  We'll take you backstage and on the road to discover what really goes on in the fast-changing music scene, and we'll keep you up to date with the latest fashions, trends, gadgets and gossip!   Gene Simmons Tongue is for the "rock star" in all of us!!!  


April 19, 2002

KISS ARMY NORWAY FAREWELL TOUR WITH ERIC SINGER
(from Cato Kristiansen)
Eric Singer is ready to rock Scandinavia this Spring. He will be attend the KISS ARMY NORWAY FAREWELL TOUR 2001/2002. The dates are 9th of May in Halden, 10th of May in Gjovik, 11 of May in Bodo and 12 of May in Sweden. He will do Q & A, announce the make up contest winner and sign autographs. Merchandise will also be available. The Kiss Army Norway Farewell tour has been on the road since February 2001. On those parties there is screening of Kiss Videos, Kiss Karaoke, Tribute band playing, make up contest and so forth. The tour has so far been a big succsess and will continue thru 2002/2003. Check out www.kissarmynorway.com


April 18, 2002

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The release-date of the German Kiss in Vegas DVD has been pushed back to May 8, 2002 verschoben. It is also available on VHS video. Today the cover has been finished. The DVD comes in Code 2 PAL and is playable on all DVD-players in Europe. The Kiss Fan Shop takes pre-orders now. Click here for details.

April 18, 2002

specialbookKissnadMakeupJapan.gif (2899 Byte)GENE SIMMONS AUTOBIOGRAPHY RELEASED IN JAPAN
The Gene Simmons Autobiography has been released in Japan, including additional photos.


April 17, 2002

SWEDEN KISS CONVENTION 2002 - FEATURING ERIC SINGER
(from Kiss Army Sweden)
Kiss Army Sweden is proud to present the Sweden Kiss Convention 2002 on May 12, featuring an appearance by special guest Eric Singer. Scheduled events includes a Kiss contest, Kiss video, a Kiss trivia, Kiss merchandise and Kiss music performed by local acts. Eric Singer will participate in a Q/A-session and sign autographs. The venue is Club Rockers, Vasteras, Sweden. More information and tickets available at http://www.kissarmysweden.com.


April 17, 2002

KISS EXPOSED DVD NEWS
The release of the Kiss Exposed DVD in Europe has been pushed back to May 6, 2002. The Kiss Fan Shop takes pre-orders now. Click here for more infos.

April 17, 2002
ENIMEM "STEALS" FROM KISS MOVIE
(from Olaf)
I have just seen the new video from rapper Enimen. The song is called  Rock city; he means Detroit and in the video you see many scenes that were taken from the Kiss movie "Detroit Rock City". The video begins for examle exactly like the Kiss movie...


April 14, 2002

KISS DVD AND CD RELEASES
- KISS in Vegas (already out in the US) will hit stores in Germany on April 24, 2002 and will be available on VHS and DVD. Compared to the US-version it will have a different cover and as a bonus-feature: collectible stuff on DVD-Rom
- Kiss Exposed (already out in the US) will also be out in Europe on April 25, 2002 in PAL system (no bonus material)
- Alive IV is scheduled for a July 2002 release exactly like it was planned already 2 years ago: same cover, same set-list, same show (Vancouver Millenium concert 1999/2000)

 

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April 8, 2002

KISS ALIVE IV OUT IN JULY!
Kiss Alive IV will be released by Universal/Mercury finally in July 2002. Worldwide. More details soon.

April 8, 2002

KISS ON AMERICAN BANDSTANDS 50th
(from Steve/tvtickets.com / Ticket Dept.)
Greetings,
As you may already be aware, KISS is scheduled to appear on "American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Special"
This special event will be taping Friday, April 19th at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, CA.
L.A. area KISS fans are invited to attend!
FREE TICKETS are available online at http://www.tvtickets.com
Thanks for your interest and support,
Steve
tvtickets.com / Ticket Dept.


April 4, 2002

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Gene Simmons has been on the cover of Russian "Rock City" mag in February. This issue of Russian leading Heavy Metal magazine featured also an 4-page Kiss-article.


April 2, 2002

KISS MAKE PIECE WITH MERCURY
(from www.melodicrock.com-news via Markus)
Kiss look like they have made peace with their long time label Mercury Records, as the label have tentatively scheduled Alive IV for release on August 20.
Speculation continues over whether Kiss will then leave the label, with Spitfire Records said to be one label that the band have already met with.


April 1, 2002

NEW FAN PAGES
After a while there is now an update in the Fan Pages: new pages are
FlaggeGERMANY.gif (900 Byte) Markus (Germany)
FlaggeAUSTRIA.gif (900 Byte) Schuhbeck Martin (Austria)
FlaggeNETHRLDS.gif (919 Byte) Francisco & Ricardo (Spain)
FlaggeAUSTRIA.gif (900 Byte) Schoberl Markus (Austria)
FlaggeCANADA.gif (1004 Byte) Cowie Sean (Canada)
FlaggeGERMANY.gif (900 Byte) Markus (Germany)

April 1, 2002

BATTLE OF THE SONGS
In the coming months we are going to find out what the most poular KISS song is. The opinion poll continues with "Love Gun".  What is your favorite song from this album? Everybody is able to vote only once, othewise you will be punished by Britney Spears...