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June 29, 2003
NEW KISS PLUSH FIGURES
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New Plush Figures in 4 different sizes are available now in the Fan Shop. The smallest set is just € 11,99. More infos here.

June 29, 2003

HOWARD THE DUCK IS BACK

(from Jan Laursen)
Good news for all KISS fans desperately looking for issues 12 and 13 of Howard The Duck. As I'm sure most of you know, Howard The Duck was published by Marvel Comics in the US in the middle of the '70's, and in 1976 KISS had their comic book debut as demons in issue 12 and 13.
These two hard-to-find comic books are available again, as a part of the Essential Howard The Duck, vol. 1 - a thick compilation book released by Marvel as far back as in February 2002. The book compiles the first 27 issues, plus a large number of specials. However, KISS only appears on 7 pages!!!

June 27, 2003
KISS IN THE PRESS

(from Marcio)
The latest issue of Brazilian magazine named BATERA features Eric Singer on box cover more 2 pages article inside. Eric talks about his career and some interesting techniques. Great one!

June 27, 2003

KISS IN "HAMMER" MAGAZINE

There is a 3-page feature on Kiss in the German "Hammer" magazine. It is about "Alive IV", the upcoming tour and the Wango Tango Festival. It also questions, why Kiss are not doing anything new, especially a new album. In fact Kiss' last studio album "Psycho Circus" went Gold in the US and sold more than AC/DC's latest album "Stiff upper lip", which failed to achieve Gold status in the US...

June 23, 2003

KISS IN THE PRESS

(from Marcio)
By the way... Just to let you know the latest issue of Rock Brigade features 1 page article inside on Eric Singer in Brazil.

June 23, 2003

ERIC SINGER IN BUDAPEST

(from Starchild/Kiss Forever Band)
At last Mr.Eric Singer will come to Budapest on the 9th of July after his concert in Salzburg with Alice Cooper!
It was a long story,we tried to catch him many times to make a big event in Budapest and our dream will come true on that day!
The event called "A special night with Eric Singer", not a really KISS Expo because Hungary isn't in the EU yet and there are many problems at the border all the time so there will not be any KISS dealer but Eric will do a Q&A, photo and sign session for the fans and then we will play about an hour and Eric will join us to play 4 songs with the band!
If somebody needs more info please click to the following link:
http://www.wigwamrockclub.hu


June 20, 2003

PAUL STANLEY WORKING ON SOLO ALBUM

(from www.Billboard.com)
Kiss co-frontman Paul Stanley is working on his first solo album in 25 years, the artist reveals to Billboard.com. As previously reported, Kiss vocalist/bassist Gene Simmons is also working on a solo project. Stanley says he's working with a crop of songwriters that includes Andreas Carlsson, who has written songs with or for the likes of Celine Dion, Bon Jovi, Backstreet Boys, LeAnn Rimes, Britney Spears and 'N Sync. [read the rest]

June 19, 2003

ACE FREHLEY FALLS, SUFFERS CONCUSSION

(from Russell)
Ace Frehley, best known as the guitarist for Kiss, took a bad fall at his
home last night and suffered a concussion. Starting today, Frehley was to be one of the "counselors" at this week's Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp, but will not be on hand to give today's "lesson."
According to Frehley's spokesperson, his doctors are taking a "wait and
see" approach to his condition in evaluating whether he'll be able to
reschedule his counselor duties at Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp.

June 19, 2003

VVI DEBUT CD RE-RELEASE PUSHED BACK

(from Marcos Sotela/EMI Catalog Marketing)
Due to technical difficulties, the re-issue of Vinnie Vincent Invasion’s self-titled debut will be pushed back two weeks. This is Capitol Records’ word: "We want to make sure these records will have the appropriate quality they deserve. We can promise that the Vinnie Vincent Invasion records will sound and look better than ever."

The current street date for Vinnie Vincent Invasion "Vinnie Vincent Invasion’ is now July 08, 2003.

The band’s second record "All Systems Go" will maintain the original street date of June 24, 2003.

June 19, 2003
KISS TO PLAY AT RED SQUARE IN MOSCOW?

(from Vladimir)
This is unofficial, but some people in Russia speak with Kiss about
possible shows in Moscow on the Red Square and St.Petrsburgh. After
Paul McCarney play on the Red Square, Kiss is the only rock legents
never play in Russia! And Kiss really wants to play after american leg
of Kiss\Aerosmith tour. They starts european tour from Russia! A month
ago Kiss planed play in Russia in September but dates are moved to the winter, possible christmass time. Let's cross the fingers for all
painfull Kiss fans in Russia.

June 19, 2003

DETROIT KISS EXPO

(from Joe Marshall / www.geocities.com/kissdetroitexpo)
From the city that launched KISS to superstardom, announcing the 10th Annual Detroit KISS Expo.

Sunday, August 10, 2003
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Double Tree Hotel
I-94/Merriman Exit near the Detroit Metro Airport

*** Be sure to ask for the special KISS Expo rate (734) 467-8000 ***

Special Guests include:

KISS Alive Forever authors Curt Gooch and Jeff Suhs will be hosting the Detroit premiere of the KISS Alive Forever promo film, featuring 30 minutes of exclusive, never-seen-before footage of KISS live from 1974–1996, including the earliest known KISS footage in existence, from January 1974 with Paul performing in the Bandit makeup and much, much more.  Copies of KISS Alive Forever will be available for sale, and a Q & A session with the authors will also be included.

Note: The KISS Alive Forever promo film will never be sold and the only way to see it is by attending the Detroit KISS Expo.  Since this is the last expo appearance for Curt and Jeff while promoting KISS Alive Forever; this is the final time that their amazing promo film will ever be screened in public.  Be sure not to miss it.  

— Jay "Hot Sam" Barth and Chuck Elias, KISS road crew members from 1974-1979 will be making their very fist KISS Expo appearances and sharing some amazing behind the scenes stories of life on the road with KISS in the 1970s.  They will each do exclusive Q & A's where you can find out the real stories behind recording the band for ALIVE! and talk about what happened with Peter on the Dynasty Tour.  Jay Barth worked as KISS's soundman from 1974-1976 and Chuck Elias was Peter Criss' drum tech from the Summer '76 Tour through the Out Of Control album in 1980. 

Other features include:
—A 1975/76 Alive! Tour museum showcasing all four full original KISS costumes used on the Alive! Tour, original concert posters from the tour, drums from Peter Criss's 1975-era kit and more.
—Detroit's best KISS tribute band:  War Machine will perform!

Plus:
—A look-a-like contest
—Door prizes
—More events to be announced

Tickets are only $12 in advance via Ticketmaster (248) 645-6666 or through www.ticketmaster.com.

For more information, call the Detroit Expo Hotline at:  (734) 658-KISS {5477} or visit the Expo web site at:  www.geocities.com/kissdetroitexpo.


June 12, 2003

GET YOUR PHOTO TAKEN WITH KISS

(from www.totalrock.com)
The current touring Kiss line-up will be making a special appearance in Atlantic City on July 26. This will be at the 24th National Sports Collectors Convention, where they will be available to have their photo taken in full make-up with fans. But it will cost $500 for that picture, which includes getting it autographed. And the band will also sign fans'
memorabilia - but at a cost of $350.


June 12, 2003

KISS' SIMMONS WRITES WITH DYLAN, ZAPPA

(from www.cnn.com via Russell)
Songs to appear on upcoming solo record

NEW YORK (Billboard) -- Gene Simmons' first solo record in 25 years will feature songs co-written by Bob Dylan and the late Frank Zappa, Billboard.com has learned.

The as-yet-untitled disc will be among the first albums released through his recently revived Simmons Records' new deal with Sanctuary Records.

The Dylan co-write, "Waiting for the Morning Light," was born out of a one-day writing session at Simmons' home in Los Angeles six or seven years ago, the Kiss bassist/vocalist says. [click here to continue]

June 9, 2003
PAUL STANLEY SILVERTONE VIDEO

Click here to see the new Paul Stanley Promo Video for the Silvertone Guitars. Those Guitars can be pre-ordered until the end of this month at the Kiss Fan Shop.
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June 7, 2003

KISS IN THE PRESS

(from Marcio)
The latest issue of brazilian magazine named ROADIE CREW (with Matallica on the cover) features 1 full page Kiss article inside.

June 6, 2003

KISS IN METAL HAMMER

(from Jan Laursen/KISS News Denmark webmaster)
Just bought the latest issue of the UK magazine "Metal Hammer" (June 2003) and it has a two page spread about KISS Symphony (about time, too... it was over 3 months ago!!).

June 6, 2003

KISS SYMPHONY: ALIVE IV

According to Sanctuary Records in Germany, Alive IV will be released on July 21, 2003 on a double CD and in the US also on vinyl (3 LPs).

June 3, 2003

KISS NEWS HOLLAND
The Dutch Kiss News site, which has not been up to date for a while has now been updated.