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Mar. 31, 2001
ACE IN METAL EDGE

In the new April-issue of "Metal Edge" you can find a big poster of Ace Frehley & Alice Cooper. Both of them are pictured without make-up...

Mar. 31, 2001
KISS IN THE PRESS

In the April-issue of the German "Rock Hard" magazine is almost a full page in the  News about Peters departure. In Japan Burrn and Gold Wax magazine have also Kiss articles in their April-issues.

Mar. 30, 2001
STUDIO CHIKARA TO RELEASE ERIC CARR COMMEMORATIVE TRADING CARDS

(from Studio Chikara)
Studio Chikara--known for its high-quality licensed publications and
collectibles--will release trading cards based on the life of late KISS
drummer, Eric Carr.

"Eric Carr is the one Kiss member that hasn't received the recognition he deserves," says publisher Robert V. Conte.  "It's time that Eric's complete story was told so fans can appreciate the significant contributions he made to the band and to music in general. "

Carr--whose real name was Paul Caravello--answered Kiss' advertisement seeking a replacement for drummer Peter "Catman" Criss.  After joining Kiss in mid 1980, Caravello's stage name was created along with his makeup persona known as the Fox.  From late 1983 until Eric's death in 1991 from cancer, Kiss toured the world and recorded several albums (Lick it Up, Animalize, Asylum, Crazy Nights, Smashes Thrashes & Hits, and Hot in the Shade) without
their infamous kabuki makeup.

The Eric Carr Commemorative Trading Card Set will be released on April 29, 2001 and is strictly limited to 1,000 sets.

Disclaimer: All Eric Carr products produced by Studio Chikara are endorsed by the Caravello family and are not authorized by the rock group Kiss.

Mar. 30, 2001
COLLECTORS RECORDS FROM JAPAN

A few one-of a kind collectible items from Japan have arrived, such as a complete Originals II, a Rock & Roll over with sticker and poster as well as some other rare records. Click  here to see those pictured. If you are interested in any, please send an e-mail to Japan@kissfanshop.com .

Mar. 30, 2001
KISS TV APPEARANCES THIS WEEK

(from Martin Tadzik)
A taped interview with Gene & Paul was shown on "Rove Live" on Tuesday 27th March. The host interviewed Gene & Paul whilst they applied make-up to his face. Different video footage from the PPV concert were used for the report. This was quite a good & funny interview especially when Gene had to get up and "adjust" himself.

Channel 10 evening and late night news had a report from the press conference held on Tuesday. 

"The Footy Show" on Thursday 29th March also showed a taped interview with Gene & Paul. Nothing new came from this with most of the questions revolving around the band's sexual exploits.  

Channel 9 evening news tonight (30th March) finished off with video footage from Kiss's opening night in Perth.

Mar. 30, 2001
NEW FAN PAGE

The new Fan Page from Chad Lee from Chicage can be seen here. He has seen 33 shows since the Creatures Tour and is definately a topanimation33vxygif.gif (162 Byte) Top fan!

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BRUCE KULICK AUDIODOG CD'S

Bruce Kulicks EP "Audiodog" is finally available in the KISS Fan Shop. It is a limited edition of 1.000 copies. It is also signed and numbered.

Mar. 29, 2001
TV-SHOWS IN HOLLAND PAY TRIBUTE TO KISS

(from Joop van Pelt)
Two TV shows in Holland are working on KISS themed episodes to be aired within the next couple of months. Filming of these KISS themed segments will start soon, with airdates now scheduled for late April respectively May. In one of these shows, the presentor will be made up and dressed as Gene, in the other show two cooks will make dinner for their KISS friends who'll be sitting in a setting featuring KISS posters, t-shirts, albums, etc. The KISS Kollector Fanclub has been asked to provide all the KISS items. More details on this (including the names of the TV show plus airdates) will be announced soon.
 
Metal Heart magazine counts down to final KISS show. Soon German hardrock magazine Metal Heart starts a continuing KISS series counting down to the very last show by the hottest band in the world, every now and then intermingled with bits and pieces on the KISS Kollector Fanclub - The European KISS Army. The countdown starts in the May issue (out mid-April), featuring an article on the fanclub to congratulate KISS Kollector Fanclub with its 10th Anniversary. 

Mar. 29, 2001
KISS-FOREVER.NET LAUNCHES KISS WITH A TWIST

(from Kiss-Forever.net)
KISS-Forever.Net is proud to present the BEST in KISS song parodies. Featuring the work of Cripsy, KISS With A Twist! is also taking submissions for parodies written by other fans as well! Authors will, of course, receive full credit.  Send your song parodies to kissfreak@kiss-forever.net! Please be sure to include the following information:
Title of Your Parody
Name You Wish To Appear As Author
Song Parody Is Based On
Please note that we reserve the right NOT to publish any submissions sent to us.
VISIT NOW TO SEE A NEVER BEFORE SEEN PARODY!

Mar. 29, 2001

AUSSIE NEWS

(from Mark Bridge)

Rage preview
Check out the Rage website for a snippet of Gene and Paul hosting Rage
http://www.abc.net.au/rage/guest/default.htm

From  Travis Butler...... Press Conference video
Only a week till I fly out so I can catch the Sydney shows cannot wait. Anyway I found this link it shows a bit of the press conference from Wed. http://media1.f2.com.au/ramgen.asp?fileid=3376

From Ian Gray.............KISS  Internet appearance
COMING UP NEXT WEEK - KISS AT RADIOUNDERCOVER.COM
Kiss will chat with fans towards the end of their farewell in Australia next week at radioundercover.com Thursday April 5 at 5pm (East Coast Australia time) you will be able to listen to Kiss talk about their final tour and also send us your questions to be asked during the interview.
To submit your questions for the online chat send to askkiss@radioundercover.com now.
http://www.radioundercover.com/live.html

KISS Tickets 2 for 1 offer
TWO TICKETS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE - SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE!
As an exclusive offer to My Ticketek members, you can purchase TWO TICKETS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE to KISS - THE FAREWELL TOUR in Sydney on April 8 and Melbourne on April 5.
From the moment the four larger-than-life figures, adorned in shining
black leather, metallic studs and sequins and wearing colourful kabuki makeup, descend from the ceiling to the stage, you will be riveted by the ultimate KISS experience! Be entertained by explosions, pillars of flame, fire-breathing, rocket-launching guitars, band members flying over the audience and mega lighting and sound effects. Plus enjoy the hits including Shout It Out Loud, Calling Dr Love, I Was Made For Loving You and much more.

This exclusive offer is only available for the GARDEN LEVEL ('C RESERVE') and only for KISS on APRIL 5, 2001 at the ROD LAVER ARENA at Melbourne Park and APRIL 8, 2001 at the SYDNEY SUPERDOME.


Mar. 29, 2001
NEW FAN PAGE

The new Fan Page from Rupp can be seen here.

Mar. 26, 2001
GENE & PAUL AT 2 MMM

(from Martin Tadzik)
I just met Gene & Paul at radio station 2MMM! They were live on The Veggies show so I thought I'd take a chance and head on over there to try and see them. Cutting a long story short I arrived in the foyer of 2MMM and to my surprise there were only four other fans waiting plus band security. Tommy Thayer was also there. Towards 6.30pm Gene & Paul came out and were happy to sign autographs. I asked Gene if I could have a photo with him to which he replied "anything you want". The receptionist took the photo and he signed a group photo I had. However, by this time Paul had been ushered into the lift and I didn't manage to get his autograph. It was GREAT to be close to them. The one word/colour that comes to mind is Black! Black hair, Black clothes......Rock Gods!! They looked really good. Gene had his hair back in a pony tail (no cap). Paul had his pushed out but back off his face. Gene then got in the lift and they were gone. Although it was a brief encounter it sure was another dream come true.

Mar. 26, 2001
NEW FAN PAGE

The new Fan Page from Salvatore Nastasi can be seen here.

Mar. 26, 2001
SWEET PAIN NEWS

(from Michel Zwartjes)
Dutch Kiss Cover-band "Sweet Pain" is doing their last concert playing Kiss Covers at April 6 in the "Musicon" TheHague-Holland.
After that the band will be busy writing their own material and create a new band with a new sound! The bandmembers remain the same but both bandname and music will change. As leadsinger Mich Zwartjes quoted: "Its gonna be something completely different of what we did past 5 years, we had a good time doing the Kiss-stuff. We sold a lot of cds worldwide, but its time for something new.....you will be surprised.........!"
Read the latest news at www.sweetpainonline.com


Mar. 25, 2001
KISS IN AUSTRALIA

(from Mark Bridge)
KISS is HERE!!!!
Special thanks to Martin Tadzik for this news...

KISS arrived in Australia yesterday the 24th March arriving at Sydney Airport. There is a report of the arrival on page 33 of The Sun Herald. Please note only the NSW edition of this newspaper has the story, interstate editions do not. A picture of Paul 'unmasked' and another with makeup are featured in the story.

Today's Sunday Mail in Brisbane features one of the 'counting down' ads with the again revised artwork using the group photo that appeared on KISSONLINE a couple of weeks back.

Finally there will be a KISS press conference in Sydney on Tuesday the 27th. Unfortunately it is a 'media only' event. Lets hope it does not turn out like the 97 circus.

Rock On........Mark Bridge Editor/Webmaster Radioactive

Mar. 24, 2001
NEW FAN PAGE

The new Fan Page from Anton Kremser can be seen here.

Mar. 23, 2001
NEW TRIBUTE BAND PAGE

Rip Destroy from Houston, TX have their own Page now, which you can see right here.

Mar. 23, 2001
NEW FAN PAGES

Richard Beck, the webmaster of Kiss News France has now made a contribution to our Fan Pages. See it here.
Henrik Beckschulzes Fan Page can be seen here.

Mar. 23, 2001
VOTE KISS FOR THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

(from Phil)
Hi Kiss Family/Army, Phil here from NYC, I was in times square last Friday and met another band that, I also love there music that's Aerosmith it was awesome meeting them up close, they really rock, I told them and shook there hands didn't have much time really to chat there was a lot of other fans that wanted to greet them  there, they all seemed pretty cool and taped some of it on video but the next day was there induction into the rock and roll hall of fame with Queen, another favorite band also, now? I say to myself where's
KISS? If Aerosmith are the greatest rock and roll band there is then where's the hottest band in the world KISS! What's the deal? This is an outrage and something gonna have to be done about this, but, I need your help. This is why, I wrote this letter. I am not gonna go into a whole speech why kiss deserves to be there cause you know, I know and the world knows. Now us being Kiss fans are gonna let some snobby critic's push our band around and quit and give up? I say no way we Kiss fans we aren't gonna lay down and die. l am
not, so if you a fan or Kiss and you want to voice you opinion and be heard we need your vote Kiss are behind in the voting please VOTE KISS! WE ARE ONE! KISS FAN'S REUNITE FOR IN THE NAME OR ROCK AND ROLL! Please go to this link and vote guy's please tell other Kiss Family members:
Vote for Kiss

Mar. 23, 2001
KISS NEWS FROM AUSTRALIA

(from Mark Bridge)
TV Week (March 24-30) has a one page article on KISS entitled  "The Last Kiss Goodbye" in it's Music Extra section.

'Daily Telegraph' (March 22nd) has an ad for the upcoming Kiss Sydney shows ("Only 2 Weeks To Go") using the first group photo with Eric as posted on Kissonline a few weeks back. Plus anyone that lives within the Sydney area check out the free street mag called 'Drum Media' there is a full page article interview with Gene $immons.

KISS will be on TV...
Rove Tues 27th, Today Tonight 27th, Footy Show 29th, and Rage, Fri 30th as guest programers!!!! check your local TV guides for times and stock up on videos!
Onliners please note that although I have been told that KISS will appear next Fri on Rage, according to comments made on the guestbook at the Rage site by the moderater, it would seem to be Sat night. keep an eye on their website for the announcement http://www.abc.net.au/rage/rage.htm

Radio appearance for  'Club Veg' Mon 5pm in Sydney and 5.30 in Brisbane.

(from Brett Perry:) Today section of the West Australian newspaper today (23/3/01) has Kiss on the cover page, and a two page spread regarding the band and "kisstory" inside!

Mar. 21, 2001
KISS ON COVER OF X-PRESS MAGAZINE

(from Mark Bridge)
Check out this online Gene Simmons interview and if you are in WA grab yourself a copy of this KISS cover street rag http://www.xpressmag.com.au/

Mar. 21, 2001
KISS ON TV DOWNUNDER

(from Mark Bridge)
KISS on' ROVE' next Tuesday night! 27th March (9.30pm check your local guides) Also scheduled, but not confirmed, 'RAGE' 31st March (guest programming), 'Today Tonight' & both 'Footy Shows' - NRL & AFL.


Mar. 21, 2001
KISS DOWNUNDER FAREWELL TOUR

(from minemsn)
Rooted in the campy theatrics of Alice Cooper and the sleazy hard rock of glam rockers the New York Dolls, Kiss became a favourite of American teenagers in the '70s. As for the music, it was a commercially potent mix of anthemic, fist-pounding hard rock driven by sleek hooks and ballads powered by loud guitars, cloying melodies and sweeping strings.

Kiss are back to tour Australia so if you know what's good for you and you love rock you'll be there (and so will your father!) Buy tickets here.

Watch the interview

Don't miss our intimate interview with the band where Richard Wilkins finds out what the guys really think about ending their 30 year career!

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Mar. 18, 2001
KISS TATTOO

Frank from Konstanz, Germany has sent us a photo of his KISS-Tattoo, which you can check out at the Tattoo-Page.

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KISS NOKIA RINGTONES

(from Sebastion Stinka)
I am sending you some more ringtones for Nokia 3210. Check them out right here.

Mar. 18, 2001
KISS ON "TODAY" SHOW

(from ninemsn;  through Thomas Schopf)
Now you can watch the 6-minute report about KISS from the "Today" show in Australia on the internet. Watch the video report at 28-56k or 100-300k. Requires Windows Mediaplayer


Mar. 16, 2001
KISS & SELL SOLD OUT

bookKissandSell2001-02Japan.gif (3240 Byte)A Japanese version of the "Kiss & Sell" book has been published by Shinko Music recently. (Kiss & Sell from Chris Lendt was originally published by Billboard in the States in 1997 and was a big seller). The limited edition print run of 4.000 copies was sold out immediately. The reprint has been already ordered. The book has over 350 pages, is very heavy and very expensive. It also contains a lot of photos, some of them in colour. A Discography is included as well. Shinko Music had also distributed the Kisstory book and sold respectable amounts of it in Japan (they did not distribute Kisstory II though).

Mar. 15, 2001
NEW FAN PAGES

You can check out 3 new entries in the Fan Pages:
Alexander Siedler from Austria
Frank Kuth from Germany
Christian Geierhofer from Austria
Don't forget to send also a photo with your fan page submission. There will be no Fan Page without a photo.

Mar. 15, 2001
NEW YORK KISS EXPO

(from Phil)
H
i KISS Family/Army! The NYC KISS Convention is on for Sunday, April 29th, 2001 in Hackensack, NJ at the Rothman Center. This year gonna be great there's 5 bands playing, NYB (none of your business) from Staten Island, Produced by Richie Scarlet, Rock Kandy from N.J. a 80's Rock Band. Get your Guns a Guns and Roses Tribute Band, Young and Fabulous an NYC Glam Band and Heavy Metal Parking Lot that appeared on the Jenny Jones Show and DOUBLE PLATINUM a KISS Tribute Band, with hourly giveaways and special guests like Richie Scarlet, Karl Cochran, Dennis Woloch and Michael Bruce plus other guests to appear and to have 150 Kiss dealers on hand the link to the event is www.erols.com/starzcentral/kissexpo   for more info. I am going to taping some parts  for special on Cable TV public access of the expo for public viewing it ought to be really cool this year, the best ever expo with more entertainment and a great way to meet and greet with fellows KISS Family/Army members and guest stars from the Kiss extended family. I  hope a lot people attend and hangout this year it's a lot of fun. Until then Rock on and Peace out.
Phil

Mar. 15, 2001
RIP AND DESTROY IN TEXAS

Just a word to let you know that the 2nd greatest band in the world RIP AND DESTROY (KISS cover band) is playing SXSW South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas March 18, 2001 at La Zona Rosa.  They will be joined by the legenday Dr.Demento as well as Neil Diamond tribute band the Diamond Smugglers and Beatles phenomenon The Dung Beatles.
For more info check the official RIP AND DESTROY website and the official SXSW site for more details.
http://www.astravel.com/kiss.htm
http://www.sxsw.com

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DOCTOR DOT

You can check out some photos of DOKTOR DOT from Germany, who did some massages to KISS members. In a book released in 1999 about her experiences with Rock Stars you can also find 4 pages about Ace Frehley. Click here to see some more photos.

Mar. 15, 2001
NEW KISS TATTOOS

There are two new entries in the Tattoo-Page.

Mar. 15, 2001
KISS ON "TODAY" SHOW

(from Martin Tadzik)
Kiss were interviewed on the "Today" show on TV here in Australia today.

March 15, 2001
PAUL STANLEY INTERVIEW
Paul Stanley was interviewed for the March 11 issue of the Australian Sunday newspaper "The Sunday Mail". The interview revealed little news, but Paul told the interviewer that the Canberra/Gold Coast show will be the last show... no further shows have been planned in the the USA or else-where so far. Paul also talked about the fans reaction to Eric Singer's return to the band (seemingly oblivious to the fact that the bad reaction was mainly due to the decision to put Eric in Peter's make-up/costume, and not so much Eric himself), and said that once the music would start the complaints would die out!
Finally Paul also talked a bit about what he would do after the end of KISS, and again no real surprises there: Paul will do some kind of Broadway stage production.

March 14, 2001
NO FLAMING DRUMSTICKS??
Fans that went to the Japanese shows have asked why Eric Singer didn't do the promised flaming drumstick trick... and the answer is the following: due to the heavy fire regulations in Japan, the trick wasn't allowed by the fire departments!!

March 11, 2001
FEW SURPRISES AT FIRST KISS SHOW
The reports from the first shows in Japan are coming in, and they tell that the attending fans were in for a couple of surprises. As expected Eric played a drumsolo during God Of Thunder and sang Black Diamond, while Paul played parts of I Still Love You during his solo before Black Diamond (just as he had done during the Farewell Tour in the USA), but one real surprise were the addition of Talk To Me from Unmasked! This marks the first time, that the reformed KISS has played any songs from that album (except for the fact that Shandi were played by Paul in the Australian shows in 1997... and well, with Eric Singer in the band it's not really the reformed KISS anymore, is it??).

March 7, 2001
PAUL STANLEY SUED FOR DIVORCE
(From AP Newswire)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The wife of KISS frontman Paul Stanley has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Pamela Bowen Stanley is seeking joint legal and physical custody of their 6-year-old son, Evan Shane. She also is asking for spousal support. The couple married on July 26, 1992, and separated earlier this year, according to the divorce petition filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday. The couple's assets will be divided later, according to the court papers. Stanley is an original member of the rock band KISS, which is on its "Farewell Tour." Read more here.

March 6, 2001
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It has been really, really quiet lately on the KISS front, but finally there is some news to report! Today KISS leaves for Japan, where the tour will start on Friday (March 9, 2001) in Yokohama.
After the bands appearance on Australian morning TV recently, they did a quick photosession with Eric Singer, and the result can be seen here!