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Dec. 30, 2000
NEW FAN PAGE

Armin Eibl has a new Fan Page, which you can check out right here.

Dec. 29, 2000
KISS TOUR 2000 AT NUMBER 3

(from Gaby Siebenmorgen)
This was yesterday on SAT1 Video-Text:
Rock-Grandma Tina Turner had the most successfull Tour this year. In 95 Gigs she made 168,9 Million D-Mark. At #2 follows N┤Sync (160 Million) and #3 are
KISS (132 Million)
. Britney Spears (80 Million) is only at # 7 - follwed by Ricky Martin, only at #17 are   BsB. Barbara Streisand made the most money per hour: 57 Million for only 4 shows - # 14!

Comment:
If Kiss would have completed the US Tour, Japan and Australia they might have ended at #1 again...

Dec. 25, 2000
PIC OF THE WEEK

Like every Monday we have a new "pic of the week", which can be seen on the right side, this time from  1993, it shows a rare photo of Paul Stanley.... this is just one of more than 3.000 photos, which can bee seen in the Photo Gallery.

Dec. 22, 2000
KISS TATTOOS

Sascha Boseke made his contribution to the Tattoo Page. Click here to see his Tattoo.

Dec. 21, 2000
KISS FEST IN YOKOHAMA

(from Akemi Yamashita)
You can find more infos about the first Kiss Fest in Japan on January 27, 2001 with Eric Singer as Special Guest right here.


Dec. 20, 2000
KISS ADD SECOND MELBOURNE SHOW

Due to the enormous demand for KISS tickets in Melbourne, a second show has been announced. Click
here for details.

Dec. 20, 2000
KISS TOURS JAPAN

Kiss will play 6 shows in 5 cities in Japan in March 2001. The exact dates will be posted here as soon as they become available, which could be at any moment from now...

Dec. 20, 2000
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Due to heavy demand the calendar was sold out immediately after it became available. Now the Oliver Books Kiss 2001 calendar is available again in the Fan Shop.

Dec. 19, 2000
KISS FEST IN YOKOHAMA

(from Akemi Yamashita)
Still no news about a Japanese Kiss Tour. But on January 27,2001 there will be a KISS Fest in Yokohama. Special Guest will be Eric Singer. Japanese Kiss Tribute bands will play there as well.


Dec. 19, 2000
NEW TOP-FAN PAGE

A new entry from a new Top Fan is online. Alain Bellicha was born in Belgium and lives in Japan now. You can see his page right here.

Dec. 18, 2000
PIC OF THE WEEK

Like every Monday we have a new "pic of the week", which can be seen on the right side, this time from  1992, it shows Gene Simmons on the beach in Florida.... this is just one of more than 3.000 photos, which can bee seen in the Photo Gallery.

Dec. 17, 2000
DUTCH KISS COVER BAND ROBBED

(from Michel Zwartjes)
After last nights concert Dutch Kiss coverband SWEETPAIN has been robbed   from most of their gear! The next coming dates will probally be canceled. Please e-mail the band at mich@pain.demon.nl if you want to support them. Thank you thieves in the night for laying down another band.


Dec. 14, 2000
KISS PAY PER VIEW ON AUSSTRALIAN TV

(from Mark Bridge/Radioactive)
The Last KISS Pay Per View will air on Main Event in Australia on the 27th January 2001. Advertisements are already being run. The show will air at 7.30pm (NSW time) with a repeat at 9.00pm. Cost is $15.95 if booked before the 24th January and $20.95 if booked after.
Keep an eye on www.kissfanclub.net for further details.


Dec. 14, 2000
KISS NEWS AS YOUR HOME PAGE

You can set KISS News as your home page. Simply click on the logo below and your home page will be KISS News whenever you get online (this does not work with Netscape)

Dec. 14, 2000
KISS IN THE PRESS

Some new German magazines came out featuring articles on the Psycho Circus game: Dreamcast Magic (12/01/2001: 11 pages!), Video Games (1/2001; 1 page) and Maniac (1/2001; 1 page). There is also one new English mag out called Dreamcast (1/2001; 1 page) In the meantime the KISS Pinball game has been released in the States, but no word about it in the papers so far...

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SECOND COMING VCD

The Second Coming video has been released on VCD in Asia. Manifactured and distributed by Panorama Music Video in Hong Kong, it includes 2 VCDs and is an official release. In Asia VCDs are more popular than DVDs. They can be played in most DVD players but the quality is not as good as a DVD.

Dec. 13, 2000
MORE NEWS FROM DOWNUNDER!

(from Jim Cergovski)
There will be a Phone interview with Paul tomorrow night on MMM radio stn. One thing I forgot to mention. Apparently, the Aussie tour will be the last tour ever, and no more. The FINAL show will be in either Sydney or Melbourne, depending on ticket sales.
Visa preffered seating had an advanced booking list of 247,000 tickets. WOW!

VISA PREFERED SEATING - That means that all people hold a VISA PREFERED SEATING Card are garranted a floor or 1st elevation in any concert hall in Australia. Mind you I have one of these cards and it has never let me down. I ALWAYS get floor tickets with this card. I pay $25.00 more than the ticket price - But I am certain to get the best seats in the house.

Dec. 13, 2000
CLOWNWHITE NEWS

(from Deno Tofalos)
A new issue of UK KISS magazine CLOWN WHITE will be published end of March/early April 2001. Featuring exclusive interviews - news - stories - reviews and much, much more. This issue we also take a look at KISS's very first UK show (and first time out of North America!) at Manchester's FREE TRADE HALL back in 1976, including rare photos and reports.

Dec. 12, 2000
ERIC SINGER IN ALICE COOPER VIDEO

(from Roman Schwarz)
The new Alice Cooper-Video "Brutally Live" includes Eric Singer's drum-solo. Eric was Alice Cooper's drummer for this tour. The video has only been released in the States and in England so far.

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KISS LEATHER JACKET
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An original KISS-leather jacket is looking for a new owner. It has the KISS logo and a fist on the back and comes in size XL It was worn for only a few weeks. A Kiss News reader wants to sell his copy. A hot item which did cost DM 1.350,-. If you would like to buy this leather jacket, you can send your bid to Mybidforthejacket@kissnews.net. Minimum bid is DM 800,-. Anybody willing to pay the full price for it, can have the jacket immediately. Here you can see a photo of the jacket.

Dec. 12, 2000
KISS AUSTRALIA NEWS

(from Jim Cergovski)
I went to the Kiss Party on Tuesday and It was awsome, people every where dressed like Kiss with heaps of concert footage from the US tour. The only problem was that the phone interview with Gene and Paul didn't happen. KISSTERIA was very good too.
They were selling VERY limited tickets for the Sydney show. I have mine already. It was VERRRRRRY EXPENSIVE.
The tickets are sold in 3 different stages


1. KISS HEAVEN - (DANCE FLOOR - 1ST ELEVATION)   
PRICE: AU$ 178.00 EACH
2. KISS PARADISE - (1ST ELEVATION - 2ND ELEVATION)
PRICE: AU$ 157.00 EACH
3. KISS ROCKS - (2ND - 3RD ELEVATION)
PRICE: AU$ 95.00 EACH


These are the prices for the ticket sales for the Aussie tour. As you can see they were very xpensive. There should be something in tomorrow's paper about the event. Tickets go on sale on Friday.

Dec. 12, 2000
NEW FAN PAGE

JŘrn Schulze has made his contribution to the Fan Pages. Check out his page right here.

Dec. 11, 2000
NEW FAN PAGE

Another day, another Fan Page... click here to check out the Page from Carsten Sperl (Germany).

Dec. 11, 2000
KISS AUSSIE TOUR

(from Jim Cergovski)
You are probably already aware of this, but the tour has been re-schduled for April. Sydney show is on Sat April 7th 2001 at
the BIG superdome, holds 30 - 35,000 people. Tickets go on sale Friday 15th Dec. Tomorrow MMM will have a Kiss day in Sydney at 3.00pm with a satelite phone call from Gene + Paul. KISSTERIA (Kiss cover band) will also perform + they will show footage of the US tour on a big screen. I will try and get there after I finish work and let you know how it was.


Dec. 11, 2000
PIC OF THE WEEK

Like every Monday we have a new "pic of the week", which can be seen on the right side, this time from  1991, it shows Bruce Kulick.... this is just one of more than 3.000 photos, which can bee seen in the Photo Gallery.

Dec. 10, 2000
NEW FAN PAGES

Jan Laursen from Denmark, the webmaster of our Danish News Site has made his contribution to the Fan Page. You can check out his page right here. Also the Fan Page from Rainer Leibold can be seen right here.  

Dec. 9, 2000
KISS TRIBUTE BANDS PAGE ONLINE

The page for the Kiss Tribute Bands is now online. Right now 4 bands are listed for the beginning, which you can see right here.

Dec. 9, 2000
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UNMASKED TOURBUCH 

Anybody who is interested in purchasing a KISS Unmasked Tourbook for DM 300,- can send an e-mail to IwanttheTourbook@kissfanshop.de .
P.S.: Sorry, the Tourbook has just been sold...
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Dec. 9, 2000
A MESSAGE FROM BRUCE KULICK

(from Bruce Kulick)
Hello everyone...
I have sent you this email in order for you to check out an auction site that will send money to Eric Carr's St. Jude foundation for Cancer research. I am involved with this and I wanted to share it with you all. If you know anyone interesting in having celebrity items donated or sponsered on this site, please contact:
cna@diz.nu

ROCK SOLID ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
"Providing A Global Network of Entertainment Services"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Former KISS Guitarist Bruce
Kulick partners with Actress/Stuntwoman Kira
Tashjian to Launch an Auction Website Targeting Proceeds to Children's
Charity
http://www.celebritynewsauctions.diz.nu/

Los Angeles, CA, December 8, 2000 -- Legendary former KISS and current Grand Funk Railroad lead guitarist Bruce Kulick, joins actress/stuntwoman Kira "Yoshi" Tashjian to form CELEBRITY NEWS AUCTIONS, an Internet auction website and all in the name of charity.   With the recent success of Butterfields' KISS auction, and the booming e-commerce Internet bidding website EBAY, Kulick and Tashjian saw a great opportunity to offer celebrity collectables to a mass public and raise money for charity. Items will be offered via EBAY, and portions of the proceeds will go to the ERIC CARR FOUNDATION funding St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. November 24, 2000 marked the 9-year anniversary of KISS drummer Eric Carr's untimely death at age 41 from cancer related complications.  Long before his diagnosis with cancer, Carr often donated both his time and money to needy children, including those at St. Jude's Hospital.  Collectors can expect a varied selection of one-of-a-kind items to bid on, including a custom-made
Ibanez guitar used by Marilyn Manson's JOHN5 on last year's "Mechanical Animals" tour.  In addition, a Jim Kelly (Buffalo Bills #12) autographed football, authentic KISS memorabilia and personal affects donated directly from Kulick's own private collection.  Expect to see a KISS "Asylum" RIAA Certified Gold Album award, vintage KISS guitar picks, touring swag, backstage passes, and other rare items.   Additional KISS artifacts donated by friends and fans will include several sets of rare drumsticks taken directly from Carr's own touring case, posters, DVD's, and more.   Private merchants have also donated items, but most items will be celebrity owned or
related.  CELEBRITY NEWS AUCTIONS opens officially December 12, 2000.

"Eric was a very charitable person," says Kulick, "and to be involved in a website that will give money to his foundation while having people bid on celebrity collectables is something that I really think he would have enjoyed.   It also gives me a great opportunity to empty some of the closets of my own rock trivia for a good cause."

Adds Tashjian, "we are encouraging celebrities in music, film, sports, TV, animation, even private merchants to get involved with donating items that can be auctioned with Eric's fundraiser in mind.  We'll continue to provide a service for celebrities to auction their personal collections without the guilt or pressure of donating some or all of their spoils, but so far, their generosity has been immense!"

Please visit the Celebrity News Auctions website at
http://www.celebritynewsauctions.diz.nu


Dec. 9, 2000
NEW FAN PAGES

There are 2 new entries in the KISS fan Pages: Andrea Duwe and Marcus Mayer.

Dec. 8, 2000
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NEW KISS 2001 CALENDAR

There is no official Danilo calendar this year. Besides the English company Oliver, there is also an Italian company who decided to release an unauthorized KISS 2001 calendar.

Dec. 8, 2000
TICKETS FOR AUSSIE SHOWS

(from International Touring Company)
Here are the exact dates and venues for the Australian tour. The tickets are not available yet.

TOUR DATES Venue    
Thursday 29 March 2001 Burswood Dome, Perth Tickets Available at Ticketek $0.00
Sunday 1 April 2001 Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide Tickets Available at Ticketek $0.00
Wednesday 4 April 2001 Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Tickets Available at Ticketek $0.00
Saturday 7 April 2001 The Superdome, Sydney Tickets Available at Ticketek $0.00
Friday 13 April 2001 Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast Tickets Available at Ticketek $0.00

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
NATIONAL PUBLICITY CO-ORDINATION: Chrissie Camp Publicity: phone (02) 9818 3088 - mobile 0408 655 336
MELBOURNE: Robbie Harris: phone (03) 9866 4148 - mobile 0412 564 032
ADELAIDE: Mario Maiolo: phone (08) 8239 2122 - mobile 0418 881 075
PERTH: Brad Mellen: phone (08) 9481 7411 - mobile 0419 049 250


Dec. 8, 2000
KISS OFFICIAL TOUR LAUNCH

(from International Touring Company)
To celebrate the KISS Australian tour, the International Touring Company is holding a special launch function for the diehard KISS Army, the band’s Australian fans. The function is free and can also be attended by the public. Click here to read more

Here are the official tourdates:
March 29 - KISS at Burswood Dome, Perth
April 01 - KISS at Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
April 04 - KISS at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
April 07 - KISS at The Superdome, Sydney
April 13 - KISS at Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast
Special Guests: The Screaminmg Jets

P.S: looks like the days off in between the shows will be filled with more shows later on...

Dec. 8, 2000
FRIDAY DECEMBER 8, 2000 KISS BLACK FRIDAY IN QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

(from International Touring Company)
The International Touring Company is happy to announce that council approval was today granted for a huge outdoor KISS concert on the Gold Coast, the last show of the band’s Australian tour.
KISS Black Friday is scheduled for Good Friday April 13 at Carrara Stadium. On sale date and ticket prices will be announced early next week.

As
KISS have no further tour dates anywhere in the world, this concert may well be the last they ever play, and as such, will become a major worldwide event.
Members of the legendary KISS Army from around the world have already indicated their desire to travel to Australia for the show.
The concert has been scheduled for Good Friday to allow Easter holiday-makers the opportunity to attend. Carrara Stadium holds a capacity of 35,000 people.

Further details will be announced early next week.
Today's announcement of "KISS - The Farewell Tour" has had an extraordinary response, and the further news of this major event on the Gold Coast confirms this will be one of next year's most popular tours.
For further information about the Gold Coast event, please contact :
Chrissie Camp, National Publicity Manager:
Ph: 02 9818 3088 / Mob : 0408 655 336
Email: chrissie.camp@iform.com.au

Dec. 8, 2000
LAST KISS SHOW IN AUSTRALIA?

(from Mark Bridge/Radioactive)
I don't think the American fans will like this, if in fact it is true.
The last KISS show to be in Australia???????
Check out www.kissfanclub.net for the story that appeared in an Australian newspaper today.
Follow the news link to the 29th of March 2001, press ads have been appearing in newspapers for the tour in all venue states except Qld as there may be a last minute change to an outdoor venue as per the above story.


Dec. 8, 2000
NEW KISS FAN PAGES

There are 2 new Kiss Fan page entries: many thanks to Tony Rascon and Santi de Wit (who also contributed to the Tattoo-page) for their contribution!

Dec. 8, 2000
NEW KISS BOOTLEG CD'S

As a feature for all collectors, here ia a report on some recent bootleg CD releases. Please note, these bootlegs are not for sale in the fan shop and are just meant to be information for the collectors. Click here to read about the latest releases.

Dec. 7, 2000
GUESTBOOK

As you might have noticed, the guestbook was not working the last couple of months. Well, finally we have a new guestbook, much better than the old one. Please make your contribution to the guestbook here. Thank you!

Dec. 4, 2000
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KISS IN MUNICH?

(from Stefan Koller)
One of Germanys biggest daily newspapers "Muenchener Abendzeitung" reported today ( Mo. 4.12. ), that KISS will play in Munichs "Olympiahalle" on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000!? Would have been great!!!! Me and probably hundrets of others called them up, but they did not seem to know anything about it. Here you can read the article.


Dec. 4, 2000
PIC OF THE WEEK

Like every Monday we have a new "pic of the week", which can be seen on the right side, this time from  1990, it shows Eric Carr on the tourbus during the "Hot in the shade" tour.... this is just one of more than 3.000 photos, which can bee seen in the Photo Gallery.

Dec. 2, 2000
KISS NEWS IN DUTCH

KISS News is now also available in Dutch (click on the Dutch flag on the top right to get to the Dutch site). Kiss News is now available in 5 languages: English, German, Danish, Spanish and Dutch.