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April 28, 2003
GENE SIMMONS BOOK SIGNING
(from
Bret6262@aol.com)
Here are some shots from the Gene book signing yesterday in LA.
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April 28, 2003
BRUCE KULICK DOWNUNDER IN MAY
(from Nicola Ciccarone)

Bruce Kulick, Kiss' lead guitarist for 12 years is making his way back to
Australia for a nationwide tour in support of his soon to be released solo
album, Transformer.

In February, 2002 Bruce performed his first ever solo concerts in Melbourne and Sydney to sell out audiences.  Kiss' diehard fans got a unique chance to get up close with one of their idols as Bruce and his band whipped through a 2 hour show of classic and rare Kiss songs from the era Kulick was in the band - 1984 to 1996 performing many songs Kiss to this day have never performed live.

Due to the great success of the last tour Bruce is returning in May to
perform 4 concerts in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney.
Tickets go on sale on April 7 from the outlets below.
Before the shows, KISS VIDEOS will be shown on big screen.
And tons of KISS MERCHANDISE will be available only before the shows

After each show, Bruce will conduct a signing session for all fans will get a chance to meet and greet the guitar player that helped Kiss write and sell over 15 million albums and perform hundreds of sell out shows all over the world during their "unmasked" era.

Kulick has also recorded and toured with such luminaries as Meat Loaf,
Michael Bolton, Billy Squire and Grand Funk Railroad and is a renown session player in Los Angeles.  He is endorsed by both ESP Guitars and Marshall Amplifiers.  Bruce is a true guitar hero and Kiss fan or not, fans will be blown away with his fretwork.

Bruce's band on this coming tour will again be all-Australian and the same line up of Vince Contarino (Zep Boys), Paul Drennan (Stand), Stephen Crafter (Stand) and Matthew MacAuliffe (Stand) will join him onstage for 2 hours of madness.

With the set revamped and featuring a couple of new tunes off Transformer and some dusted off forgotten Kiss tunes, it will be one helluva crazy crazy night!

TOUR DATES and TICKETING INFORMATION:

Melbourne The Corner Hotel Thursday 15 May - Tickets On Sale at The Corner Hotel: Ph 03 9427 9198 - Doors will open at 7:00 pm

Adelaide Le Rox Live Friday 16 May - Tickets On Sale at Le Rox Live: Ph 08 8225 8888 www.venuetix.com.au - Doors will open at 6:00 pm

Brisbane The Waterloo Hotel Saturday 17 May - On Sale at The Waterloo Hotel:Ph 07 3852 1101 - Skinny's:Ph 07 3229 2389 - Rocking Horse Records:Ph 07 3229 5360

Sydney The Metro Theatre Sunday 18 May - Tickets On Sale at The Metro: Ph 02 9287 2000   www.metrotheatre.com.au - Doors will open at 5:30pm

For further information, please visit www.kulick.net and www.stand.net.au

April 24, 2003
KISS SYMPHONY ON AUSTRALIAN TV MAY 17th!
(from www.mainevent.com.au)

Don't miss this one-off KISS concert with the 60 piece Melbourne Symphony!!

The event will celebrate the band's 30th anniversary and promises ''no less than a symphonic sonic boom'', Paul Stanley said.

The Melbourne Symphony will be adorned with full KISS makeup whilst they play and it will be a spectacular moment in KISS music history.

What happens when all the pyrotechnics, moving stages, and high flying mayhem of the worlds most outrageous stage show collides with the power of a full symphony orchestra???

“So, Kiss with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra? The verdict… A brilliant once in a life time performance…” Paul Kashmere - Undercover Music News

“Then came the thunder: Kiss with the full orchestra (all wearing Kiss make-up) between them and two speaker stacks taller than the average house. Musical arranger David Campbell was the real hero of the day, orchestrating Kiss hits with the mandatory aggression, testosterone and drama – making the MSO rock, quite literally…” Cameron Adams – Melbourne Herald Sun

This is a never to be repeated spectacle. If you were there you know you were at something special. Now everyone can party all night long to the Musical Event of 2003.

click here for more details.

April 24, 2003

KISS ALIVE SPECIAL ON VH-1 USA
This Saturday, April 26, 2003 VH1 in the US is broadcasting a KISS Alive Special including never before seen footage from the early years. Click here for more details and videoclips.

April 23, 2003

PAUL STANLEY SILVERTONE GUITARS
The Paul Stanley Silvertone Guitars can now be pre-ordered in the KISS FAN SHOP.

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April 19, 2003
PETER CRISS NEWS
(from www.petercriss.net)
I am happy to say, I will be on the KISS/Aerosmith Tour. I love their music and respect them as "Hall of Famer's" and all around good people. It will be an honor to step on the same stage as them! This is one more great chapter for my book, the ending gets better and better! I also have a very big suprise, but I won't let the cat out of the bag yet. May you and your families have a wonderful Easter Sunday.

April 19, 2003

GENE SIMMONS INTERVIEW
(from John/MyKissArmy.com)
In the April 2003 issue of "Southwest Airlines Spirit" magazine, which is currently on all Southwest airplanes, there is an interview with Gene Simmons. The article is titled "Gene Simmons wants your cash". There is a cool picture of Gene with numerous pieces of memorabilia in the background.

April 19, 2003

BRUCE KULICK RELEASES NEW CD
Bruce Kulick has released his new CD "Transformer". The CD will be available in the KISS FAN SHOP shortly.

April 19, 2003

TOURDATES
Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley together with Areosmith have announced their upcoming Co-Headline tour on an US Radio-Special. Gene & Paul have confirmed, that Tommy Thayer will be playing. Peter Criss has been mentioned, but they never stated that he would or wouldn't be playing. They had an excuse why Peter Criss was not in the studio.
No answers were given on how long the set lists will be, except  "As
long as it takes." Saliva will be opening up at least some of the dates.
No mention on who will be going on stage at last, no mention on how long they will be playing, no mention who will be playing on the Drums, no mention what they will be playing, no mention if they will be playing with all Special Effects, no mention how expensive the tickets will be. You can find the now confirmed tourdates on www.pollstar.com .


April 15, 2003

ALIVE IV & KISS SYMPHONY
(from Russel)
Alive 4 is the Melbourne Symphony show. The official title is KISS Alive IV -The Symphony. And the DVD will be released in early August.

April 14, 2003

ALIVE IV
(from www.melodicrock.com )
July 22 is the new US release date of Kiss - Alive 4. This CD is being released by Sanctuary Records.

April 13, 2003

SEAN DELANEY PASSES AWAY
Sean Delaney talked about his soon to be realeased Autobiography at a recent Kiss Expo in Holland, which has a lot to do with Kiss, just a few weeks ago. He was a big help for Kiss in the bands early days. This morning Sean Delaney passed away. No further details are known yet.

April 12, 2003

KISS TOUR UPDATE & NEWS
(from Robert)
I just got this from the Aerosmith mailing-list:
TOUR UPDATE & Ticket Presales News
Wondering about this summer's tour plans? Well you won't have to wait much longer 'cause AF1 expects management to give a green-light on posting the tour schedule (within days)! Still, the rumblings in local newspapers, and on the web have everyone waiting in crazed anticipation for what could surely be this summer's hottest and toughest ticket: a double-bill with KISS!

April 9, 2003

TOMMY THAYER WEBSITE
If you would like to learn more about new Kiss Guitarist Tommy Thayer you might take a look at his Biography or other things on his official website www.tommythayer.com.

April 8, 2003

KISS IN THE PRESS
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The hottest band in the world is on the cover of the latest issue (#201) of Rock Brigade in Brazil. It features a beautiful cover illustrated by the artist Alexandre Jubran and great article about the trajectory of 30 years of the band. It features also curiosities about the Kiss make-up. A must have, indeed!

April 8, 2003

PHOTOS OF PAUL IN JAMAICA
When Kiss played in Jamaica Paul seemed to have fun with some bellydancers... Some bellydance twin sisters from Jamaica have posted 3 photos of Paul on their website
http://www.bellytwins.com (in the Gallery). Check out these photos:
Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3
Thanks to Stefan for the info.

April 6, 2003

PETER CRISS'S STATUS IN KISS UP IN THE AIR
(from www.eddietrunk.com
)
[...]Many have asked about local Kiss/Aerosmith dates since some have been announced in other parts of the US. Expect an announcement of the dates end of April with show dates at PNC & Jones Bch early August. Once again, Ace is NOT involved, if something changes I will let you know! Also hear talk that Peter Criss's status for these shows is somewhat up in the air. News when I get it for sure.[...]

April 5, 2003

EVANSVILLE KISS EXPO JUNE 7, 2003
(from Allen D. Tate)
Special Guests
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Eric Singer (KISS Drummer) & Mike Brandvold (KISSOnline Webmaster)

Tribute Band
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KISS Alive - Chicagoland's Authentic KISS Tribute
Lexington, Kentucky's SSG (Steve Sizemore Group)

Hotel
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Evansville Airport Marriott
7101 Highway 41 North
Evansville, IN 47725-1713
Phone: (812) 867-7999
(Reserve your room in advance by calling the number above.  Rooms are
$60 per night.)

Date & Time
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June 7, 2003 - 11AM to 6PM

Cost
----
Tickets are $17 in advance or $20 at the door.  Special VIP Laminates
are available for $25 and only 125 will be issued.  Get yours early.
VIP Pass gets you into the Expo 45 minutes early so you get first
choice of KISS merchandise.  Children under 10 get in free (Limit one
child per paying adult.)

Contests
--------
Best Tattoo & Best Makeup Contests - Best Makeup will be separated nto
3 categories, Male, Female, & Child.

For more details or to purchase tickets, visit www.evansvillekiss.com
or write to PO BOX 15992, EVANSVILLE, IN 47716-0992.


April 5, 2003

KISS AT WANGO TANGO REALITY SHOW
(from Bret6262@aol.com)
Kiss are in the line-up of the Wango Tango Reality Show at Rose Bowl on May 17, 2003. Click here for more infos.

April 5, 2003

UNCONFIRMED KISS US TOUR-DATES
(from Andrzej Adamcewicz)
Anyone planning on heading to the U.S. to catch the start of the Juggarnaut KISS shows in the States can start setting their schedule to these dates below which are currently Rumored and Unconfirmed at this stage for the upcoming AEROSMITH/KISS U.S. Tour, these tour dates have been leaked to me from a very good source and I dare say will become etched into KISSTORY very soon.

The Dates are as follows:

Aug. 02 – Hartford, CT @ TBA
Aug. 04 - Wantaugh, NY @ Jones Beach
Aug. 06 – Wantaugh, NY @ Jones Beach
Aug. 11- Homdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 13 – Cincinnati, OH @ TBA
Aug. 17 – Nobelsville, IN @ TBA
Aug. 18 – Columbus, OH @ Germain Amphitheater
Aug. 21- Burgettstown, PA @ Post-Gazette Pavilion
Aug. 25 – Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center
Aug. 27 – Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center
Aug. 30 – Hershey, PA @ TBA
Sep. 05 – Tinley Park, IL @ TBA
Sep. 06 – East Troy, WI @ TBA
Sep. 20 – Raleigh, NC @ Alltel Pavilion @ Walnut Creek
Sep. 23 – Antioch, TN @ TBA
Sep. 25 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sep. 27 – Maryland Heights, MO @ UMB Bank Pavilion
Oct. 08 – Phoenix, AZ @ TBA
Oct. 10 – Mountain View, CA @ TBA
Oct. 12 – Auburn, WA @ TBA


April 4, 2003

BRUCE KULICK DOWNUNDER AGAIN IN MAY
(from www.kulick.net)
Bruce Kulick, Kiss' lead guitarist for 12 years is making his way back to Australia for a nationwide tour in support of his soon to be released solo album, Transformer. In February, 2002 Bruce performed his first ever solo concerts in Melbourne and Sydney to sell out audiences. Kiss' diehard fans got a unique chance to get up close with one of their idols as Bruce and his band whipped through a 2 hour show of classic and rare Kiss songs from the era Kulick was in the band - 1984 to 1996 performing many songs Kiss to this day have never performed live. Due to the great success of the last tour Bruce is returning in May to perform 4 concerts in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney. Tickets go on sale on April 7 from the outlets below. After each show, Bruce will conduct a signing session for all fans will get a chance to meet and greet the guitar player that helped Kiss write and sell over 15 million albums and perform hundreds of sell out shows all over the world during their "unmasked" era. Kulick has also recorded and toured with such luminaries as Meat Loaf, Michael Bolton, Billy Squire and Grand Funk Railroad and is a renown session player in Los Angeles. He is endorsed by both ESP Guitars and Marshall Amplifiers. Bruce is a true guitar hero and Kiss fan or not, fans will be blown away with his fretwork. Bruce's band on this coming tour will again be all-Australian and the same line up of Vince Contarino (Zep Boys), Paul Drennan (Stand), Stephen Crafter (Stand) and Matthew MacAuliffe (Stand) will join him onstage for 2 hours of madness. With the set revamped and featuring a couple of new tunes off Transformer and some dusted off forgotten Kiss tunes, it will be one helluva crazy crazy night!

TOUR DATES and TICKETING INFORMATION:

Melbourne The Corner Hotel Thursday 15 May
On Sale 7 April at The Corner Hotel or Ph 03 9427 9198

Adelaide Le Rox Live Friday 16 May
On Sale 7 April at Venue-Tix oulets or phone (08) 8225 8888 www.venuetix.com.au

Brisbane The Waterloo Hotel Saturday 17 May
On Sale 7 April at The Waterloo Hotel Waterloo Hotel: Ph (07) 3852 1101
Skinny's: Ph (07) 3229 2389 Rocking Horse Records: Ph (07) 3229 5360

Sydney The Metro Theatre Sunday 18 May
On Sale 7 April at The Metro Theatre or ph (02) 9287 2000 or www.metrotheatre.com.au


April 2, 2003

ZAANDAM TRIBUTE PARTY
(from Alexx)
Unfortunately the promoter is forced to cancel the Kiss Tribute Relase Party in Zaandam. All other parties in the other cities will take place.
www.rsrtribute.com

April 1, 2003

magBurrm2003-05Japan.gif (3318 Byte)KISS ON THE COVER OF "BURRN"
Paul Stanley is on the front-cover of the Japanese "Burrn" magazine in the May 2003 issue.