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March 31, 2003

DRUMSCENE MAGAZINE
(from Vince Sanna)
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Allow me to introduce myself - my name is Vince Sanna and I am the Senior Editor/Feature Writer for 'Drumscene' Magazine - Australia's biggest and most respected Drum magazine.

'Drumscene' was granted the privilege of an 'AUSTRALIAN ONLY EXCLUSIVE' interview with Peter Criss, during his recent Australian visit with KISS, to perform with the Melbourne Symphony.


The front cover of the magazine features a 'never before seen' photo of Peter (see attachment) and the interview totals nine (9) full A4 pages. The issue also contains a FREE souvenir, pull-out poster. The magazine retails at AUD$7.95 and is only available through our website www.musictek.com.au. Special trade terms are offered for dealers and KISS fan clubs. Peter Criss has also posted details of the issue on www.petercriss.net.  We have received numerous orders from all over the world and it is selling fast. Sure to become an instant collectable!

March 30, 2003

KISS IN THE PRESS
Not only has Gene Simmons been on the front-cover of 2 Australian daily newspapers but also on the recent issue of "The Dig" in Japan. This is a very expensive (ca. $ 10,-!) and heavy magazine. All other covers in Japan are taken by the Rolling Stones who played there at the same time as Kiss did.

March 30, 2003

INDIANAPOLIS KISS EXPO & RECORD RELEASE PARTY FOR BRUCE KULICK'S TRANSFORMER
CD

(from Steve Stierwalt, Jr.)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN SATURDAY APRIL 26, 2003 11AM-5PM

Come celebrate the new solo release from BRUCE KULICK titled TRANSFORMER. You must not miss this AWESOME Record Release Party and KISS Expo event. Be there for the WORLD PREMIERE of this AWESOME new CD!

Spend the day with BRUCE KULICK as he answers questions, performs a full guitar clinic, signs autographs and poses for pictures with the fans. You've seen BRUCE KULICK perform before but not like this! Several surprises throughout the day!

BRUCE KULICK is currently touring with Grand Funk Railroad and has been in KISS and Meatloaf.

KISS & Rock related merchandise will be sold throughout the day, including the TRANSFORMER CD. MC for the event is Steve Stierwalt, Jr. from kissfreaks.com. KISS Tribute Band MR. SPEED just added! Other events of the day include BRUCE KULICK Trivia to win prizes, other merchandise giveaways & some surprises! Stay tuned as more surprises will be added.

More info at:
http://www.kissfreaks.com/transformerreleaseparty.htm

March 30, 2003
KISS AT ROSE BOWL STADIUM?
Unconfirmed rumours say Kiss might
play 4 songs on May 19 at the Rose Bowl stadium in LA (some sort of festival). No details known yet.

March 30, 2003

MORE US KISS TOUR DATES
(from
Bret6262@aol.com)
There are 11 tour dates now set:
8/2 Hartford, CT
8/4 NY Jones Beach
8/6 NY Jones Beach
8/11 Holmdel, NJ
8/15 Nobelsville, IN
8/21 Burgettstown, PA
9/4 Tinley Park, IL
9/6 East Troy, WI
9/23 Antioch, TN
10/8 Phoenix, AZ
10/10 Mt View, CA


March 27, 2003

"UNDRESSED" TRIBUTE CD NEWS
(from Alexx)

Only a few more weeks until the release of „Undressed“. There are a few more songs in our MP3 Section. KISS & Sell Author C.K. Lendt wrote a really interesting story for the booklet of the CD. For tourdates, bandinfos and free downloads, please visit www.rsrtribute.com  


March 25, 2003

MORE KISS TOUR DATES
(from
Bret6262@aol.com)
piecing together from other sites- i.e. Aerosmith sites, 7 dates have been listed so far-
8/2 Hartford, CT
8/15 Nobelsville, IN
8/21 Burgettstown, PA
9/4 Tinley Park, IL
9/6 East Troy, WI
9/23 Antioch, TN
10/8 Phoeniz, AZ


March 25, 2003

FIRST AEROSMITH/KISS DATE ANNOUNCED
The first date announced for the Areosmith/Kiss tour is August 21, 2003 in Burgettstown, PA at the Post Gazette Pavilion @ Star Lake. For additional info check out www.pollstar.com. This is not the first date on the tour, this is just the first show that got announced. Although it has been announced probably by the promoter, it is not yet officially confirmed by Kiss. It will be interesting to hear, if Kiss will play the full set/show at these concerts or not.

March 24, 2003

KISS MERCHANDISE
When Kiss played in Las Vegas the casino also released some official $ 5,-, $ 25,- and $ 100,- Kiss chips (5 different for each value). You can get Las Vegas KISS chips at http://www.kisschips.com. You can also get them in a CD case or framed, but that's a couple of hundret Dollars extra.... Supposedly 4.000 sets of the $ 5,- were released and already sold out.

There is also
a signed framed poster from the Kiss Symphony concert available with photos from the show. The price: 1.000 Australian Dollars (approx. US $ 600,-). This piece is limited to 1.000 copies and supposedly 700 are already sold...

March 23, 2003

KISS IN VEGAS/KISS TO OPEN FOR AEROSMITH
(from www.eddietrunk.com )
What is it about me taking trips to Vegas and world events? Last time I went I was scheduled to fly home on 9/11, this time, the war starts the day I leave! Thankfully I made it back OK. As you guys know, I love Vegas and go out there about twice a year. This time my trip started with a Kiss show at the Palms hotel. The Palms has a very popular club called Rain that holds around 1800 people. This is where Kiss (and other major acts at various times) played. Why such a small place? Well the casino pays these acts BIG money, and it's a cool thing for fans and venue. What's not cool is the ticket prices, which for from $150-$300 for a club gig! The show was sold out well in advance (Paul mentioned during the show that it's nice to know they can always sell well in clubs!), and the casino had Kiss banners, blackjack tables, and commerative Kiss chips. Pretty cool vibe in the place. Opening act was a band called Thieves In The Temple from AZ. The band is managed by the shows promoter, and includes guitarist Dan Wexler from the band Icon. I go back with Dan and it was good to see him and his new group. For Kiss, this was a show that came after they played in Japan the previous night! That being said the band was not tired at all, and looked and sounded great (they wore Alive era costumes). Here is a rundown of the show:

The stage: The most bare bones Kiss show ever. No fire, bombs, not even a Kiss sign! Gene did not breath fire or spit blood. Just amps and lights, that's it! Although this was a club, it was a large place with real high ceiling. I suspect that most of the bands gear was still in Japan. Also the Great White tragedy was a factor (which Paul alluded to on stage).

The sound: Incredible. Super loud and clear. The most powerful sound I have ever heard from Kiss. It actually shook you where I was standing.

The band: Paul as always in top form with his voice. Gene didn't sing much, but was in full demon mode. Peter was the surprise of the show! The best I have ever seen him play period! I was shocked at how powerful and crisp he played. Not to say Peter was ever weak, but this was like a different drummer. Just ass kicking! Of course you all know Ace is not in the band. This was my first experience seeing Tommy Thayer playing lead guitar (dressed as Ace). Tommy is a great guitar player, and nails every solo exact, but as a visual, it's really strange. Even though he is introduced to the crowd as Tommy Thayer, his stage presence is Ace and his makeup is Ace. It's just really weird, can't explain it more then that. As I have said to Paul Stanley, I have no problem with Kiss using other members, but they really should have their own identity. I'd say about 50% of the crowd did not know it was not Ace, until Paul introduced him as Tommy (which is why they don't make new makeup and costumes!). Even after the show I heard people talking about seeing Ace Frehley at the show, and Ace's face was on merchandise and advertising (with Tommy as Ace on a few things). It's again, just really strange, but they did all play great. No Ace songs (except the Ace written "Cold Gin") where played, and there were no solos (thank God) by any member. Tommy only sang backing vocals. This was one of the only times I saw Paul introduce the band members to the crowd. Since some didn't know who was playing Ace or Peter, the band clearly introed each player. It was strange hearing the crowd introduced to Gene Simmons! It's almost like a broadway show now, "playing the role of the Spaceman....".

The Setlist: Boring! The same songs as the last 6-7 years. No surprises, no need to list them. You all know it by heart! In a club show like this, with the most hardcore fans, why not break out some different tunes. Paul actually addressed this questions from the stage to my surprise, almost as if he sensed what the crowd was thinking. Paul's explanation is the same and he actually told the crowd, "if you don't like it, tough, were not going to do stuff most people don't know". Although that's understandable, the point Paul misses is that Kiss only has a small handful of "hit" songs. They were never a singles band. Outside of 5-6 songs, the casual fans don't know anything anyway! Do more people know "100,000 years" over say "Makin Love"??? Kiss doesn't have enough hits to do an all hit driven show, so why not mix it up the album tracks a bit? Don't hold your breath. The show ran about 2 hours.

The Party: There was a great private party afterwards at a club in the casino. All the band members attended and sat in a private room within the club. I saw Paul briefly, and spent some time talking with Gene and Tommy. Peter's wife was nice enough to bring me into the band room, where I spent most of the night catching up with Peter (who wants to do my show again soon!). Peter told me he has developed a whole new drum style and is healthy and free of wrist pain. He is charged for the future and has many projects in the works. I sat with him til about 3AM and we had a blast. Lot's of funny stories to tell which I will save for later. I introduced Gene to my wife as "the women you spent my whole radio show saying I souldn't marry" (it was our anniversary) and he got all flustered. I was just breaking his chops and we had a laugh. Gene is real thin and started telling me about his diet, which is kind of like Atkins. I complimented Tommy on his performance, and he told me he would now start work on putting together the Kiss Symphony CD & DVD. This will come out on Sanctuary, as will Gene's new record label, which is once again reborn. Great time and I saw so many that I knew. I was shocked how many listeners I met who listen to me on the web and visit the site. I felt like the show was in NYC! Great time and my thanks to Peter and Gigi for the hospitality.

The future: Kiss will tour with Aerosmith starting on the E Coast in August. Kiss will open every show, and there may be a third act added. No new release except for the Symphony project at this time. Local dates include 2 shows each at PNC and Jones. Unless you hear otherwise, Tommy will be playing lead guitar dressed as Ace. The tour will last about 3 months. More news when I get it.

Overall: It was cool to see a Kiss show so stripped down in a club, and the sound was amazing, but I was bored a bit by the setlist and the Tommy factor was just strange. Again, he plays great, but it just doesn't look right. None of this is reflected against Tommy, he has a job to do and is handling it well, I just wish Gene & Paul would give replacement members their own identity like they used to. Think of the merch possibilities of that!

March 25, 2003

GENE SIMMONS TO DO SOLO ALBUM
(from www.genesimmons.com )
[...]
We also reviewed some of my plans for a GENE SIMMONS SOLO RECORD. The record will not be recorded and released until sometime in the new year. But, I can tell you, I'm about as excited as I've ever been. For those of you who will be e mailing to find out info about the kind of record it's going to be, or what it's going to look like -- wait 'n see.

March 25, 2003

MORE KISS TOUR DATES
(from
Bret6262@aol.com)
piecing together from other sites- i.e. Aerosmith sites, 7 dates have been listed so far-
8/2 Hartford, CT
8/15 Nobelsville, IN
8/21 Burgettstown, PA
9/4 Tinley Park, IL
9/6 East Troy, WI
9/23 Antioch, TN
10/8 Phoeniz, AZ


March 25, 2003

FIRST AEROSMITH/KISS DATE ANNOUNCED
The first date announced for the Areosmith/Kiss tour is August 21, 2003 in Burgettstown, PA at the Post Gazette Pavilion @ Star Lake. For additional info check out www.pollstar.com. This is not the first date on the tour, this is just the first show that got announced. Although it has been announced probably by the promoter, it is not yet officially confirmed by Kiss. It will be interesting to hear, if Kiss will play the full set/show at these concerts or not.

March 24, 2003

KISS MERCHANDISE
When Kiss played in Las Vegas the casino also released some official $ 5,-, $ 25,- and $ 100,- Kiss chips (5 different for each value). You can get Las Vegas KISS chips at http://www.kisschips.com. You can also get them in a CD case or framed, but that's a couple of hundret Dollars extra.... Supposedly 4.000 sets of the $ 5,- were released and already sold out.

There is also
a signed framed poster from the Kiss Symphony concert available with photos from the show. The price: 1.000 Australian Dollars (approx. US $ 600,-). This piece is limited to 1.000 copies and supposedly 700 are already sold...

March 23, 2003

KISS IN VEGAS/KISS TO OPEN FOR AEROSMITH
(from www.eddietrunk.com )
What is it about me taking trips to Vegas and world events? Last time I went I was scheduled to fly home on 9/11, this time, the war starts the day I leave! Thankfully I made it back OK. As you guys know, I love Vegas and go out there about twice a year. This time my trip started with a Kiss show at the Palms hotel. The Palms has a very popular club called Rain that holds around 1800 people. This is where Kiss (and other major acts at various times) played. Why such a small place? Well the casino pays these acts BIG money, and it's a cool thing for fans and venue. What's not cool is the ticket prices, which for from $150-$300 for a club gig! The show was sold out well in advance (Paul mentioned during the show that it's nice to know they can always sell well in clubs!), and the casino had Kiss banners, blackjack tables, and commerative Kiss chips. Pretty cool vibe in the place. Opening act was a band called Thieves In The Temple from AZ. The band is managed by the shows promoter, and includes guitarist Dan Wexler from the band Icon. I go back with Dan and it was good to see him and his new group. For Kiss, this was a show that came after they played in Japan the previous night! That being said the band was not tired at all, and looked and sounded great (they wore Alive era costumes). Here is a rundown of the show:

The stage: The most bare bones Kiss show ever. No fire, bombs, not even a Kiss sign! Gene did not breath fire or spit blood. Just amps and lights, that's it! Although this was a club, it was a large place with real high ceiling. I suspect that most of the bands gear was still in Japan. Also the Great White tragedy was a factor (which Paul alluded to on stage).

The sound: Incredible. Super loud and clear. The most powerful sound I have ever heard from Kiss. It actually shook you where I was standing.

The band: Paul as always in top form with his voice. Gene didn't sing much, but was in full demon mode. Peter was the surprise of the show! The best I have ever seen him play period! I was shocked at how powerful and crisp he played. Not to say Peter was ever weak, but this was like a different drummer. Just ass kicking! Of course you all know Ace is not in the band. This was my first experience seeing Tommy Thayer playing lead guitar (dressed as Ace). Tommy is a great guitar player, and nails every solo exact, but as a visual, it's really strange. Even though he is introduced to the crowd as Tommy Thayer, his stage presence is Ace and his makeup is Ace. It's just really weird, can't explain it more then that. As I have said to Paul Stanley, I have no problem with Kiss using other members, but they really should have their own identity. I'd say about 50% of the crowd did not know it was not Ace, until Paul introduced him as Tommy (which is why they don't make new makeup and costumes!). Even after the show I heard people talking about seeing Ace Frehley at the show, and Ace's face was on merchandise and advertising (with Tommy as Ace on a few things). It's again, just really strange, but they did all play great. No Ace songs (except the Ace written "Cold Gin") where played, and there were no solos (thank God) by any member. Tommy only sang backing vocals. This was one of the only times I saw Paul introduce the band members to the crowd. Since some didn't know who was playing Ace or Peter, the band clearly introed each player. It was strange hearing the crowd introduced to Gene Simmons! It's almost like a broadway show now, "playing the role of the Spaceman....".

The Setlist: Boring! The same songs as the last 6-7 years. No surprises, no need to list them. You all know it by heart! In a club show like this, with the most hardcore fans, why not break out some different tunes. Paul actually addressed this questions from the stage to my surprise, almost as if he sensed what the crowd was thinking. Paul's explanation is the same and he actually told the crowd, "if you don't like it, tough, were not going to do stuff most people don't know". Although that's understandable, the point Paul misses is that Kiss only has a small handful of "hit" songs. They were never a singles band. Outside of 5-6 songs, the casual fans don't know anything anyway! Do more people know "100,000 years" over say "Makin Love"??? Kiss doesn't have enough hits to do an all hit driven show, so why not mix it up the album tracks a bit? Don't hold your breath. The show ran about 2 hours.

The Party: There was a great private party afterwards at a club in the casino. All the band members attended and sat in a private room within the club. I saw Paul briefly, and spent some time talking with Gene and Tommy. Peter's wife was nice enough to bring me into the band room, where I spent most of the night catching up with Peter (who wants to do my show again soon!). Peter told me he has developed a whole new drum style and is healthy and free of wrist pain. He is charged for the future and has many projects in the works. I sat with him til about 3AM and we had a blast. Lot's of funny stories to tell which I will save for later. I introduced Gene to my wife as "the women you spent my whole radio show saying I souldn't marry" (it was our anniversary) and he got all flustered. I was just breaking his chops and we had a laugh. Gene is real thin and started telling me about his diet, which is kind of like Atkins. I complimented Tommy on his performance, and he told me he would now start work on putting together the Kiss Symphony CD & DVD. This will come out on Sanctuary, as will Gene's new record label, which is once again reborn. Great time and I saw so many that I knew. I was shocked how many listeners I met who listen to me on the web and visit the site. I felt like the show was in NYC! Great time and my thanks to Peter and Gigi for the hospitality.

The future: Kiss will tour with Aerosmith starting on the E Coast in August. Kiss will open every show, and there may be a third act added. No new release except for the Symphony project at this time. Local dates include 2 shows each at PNC and Jones. Unless you hear otherwise, Tommy will be playing lead guitar dressed as Ace. The tour will last about 3 months. More news when I get it.

Overall: It was cool to see a Kiss show so stripped down in a club, and the sound was amazing, but I was bored a bit by the setlist and the Tommy factor was just strange. Again, he plays great, but it just doesn't look right. None of this is reflected against Tommy, he has a job to do and is handling it well, I just wish Gene & Paul would give replacement members their own identity like they used to. Think of the merch possibilities of that!

March 23, 2003

GENE SIMMONS TO DO SOLO ALBUM
(from www.genesimmons.com )
[...]
We also reviewed some of my plans for a GENE SIMMONS SOLO RECORD. The record will not be recorded and released until sometime in the new year. But, I can tell you, I'm about as excited as I've ever been. For those of you who will be e mailing to find out info about the kind of record it's going to be, or what it's going to look like -- wait 'n see.

M
ńrz 23, 2003

KISS TOURBOOKS
specialTOURBOOKSymphonyMelbourne2003-02-28Australia.gif (3564 Byte) specialTourbookJapan2003.gif (3595 Byte)The new KISS Tourbooks can now be ordered in the KISS FAN SHOP

March 21, 2003

KISS COMICS
In the meantime Dark Horse comoc #7 is already available, not just with a comic-cover and a band-cover, some dealers also got a Special Promo-cover as well.

March 20, 2003

FOR A NIGHT, KISS BELONG TO CLUBS
(from www.lasvegassun.com )
If Ozzy seemed out of his element performing in a small venue, imagine how Kiss must have felt playing not only before a crowd of 1,600, but doing so without the aid of any pyrotechnics.

Reportedly, the band was informed hours before its show of a final decision to forego the use of fire onstage, though you would never have guessed anything was out of the ordinary listening to the strong set that followed.

Last week bassist Gene Simmons said Kiss was coming to Las Vegas to "flex its musical muscles" and it did just that, running through a fiery set clocking in just under two hours.

Much to the delight of the many diehard fans in attendance at the sold-out concert -- several of whom showed up in full Kiss body armor and makeup -- the quartet generated tremendous energy throughout, despite having flown in directly after a gig in Tokyo.

"We just got off an airplane from Tokyo, and they told us, 'It's impossible. You guys can't pull this off,' " singer and rhythm guitarist Paul Stanley said at the outset. "Well, watch this."

Who: Kiss.
  • When: Sunday.
  • Where: Rain in the Desert at the Palms.
  • Tickets: $125-$300.
  • Rating (out of 5 stars): Four

Decked out in old-school 1970s-era Kiss gear, Simmons, Stanley, drummer Peter Criss and lead guitarist Tommy Thayer tore through a hits-heavy package that included "Lick it Up," "Calling Dr. Love," and "Love Gun," sprinkled with fan favorites like "Firehouse," "Cold Gin" and "Black Diamond."

"Detroit Rock City" and "Rock and Roll All Night" capped off a three-song encore that also featured an underwhelming version of Criss' ballad "Beth," complete with cheesy pumped-in orchestration.

Though Stanley (the band's "Star Child" character) -- whose trademark falsetto remains forceful as ever -- and Simmons (the "Demon") remain the band's focal points onstage, Kiss' other two members deserved special recognition on this night.

Criss' relentless, machine-gun style powered the band through every number, making it easy to understand why fans were outraged when Kiss toured briefly without him in 2001.

And Thayer, the only member who was not part of the original Kiss lineup, handled his guitar leads as if he'd rehearsed them with his bandmates for 30 years, making it easy to understand why fans barely batted an eye when Ace Frehley recently left the band.

It may not have been the full-on Kiss experience, but it did go a long way toward proving that even without their old mystique, some bands can still rise to a challenge.

March 20, 2003

PHOTOS FROM THE SHOW IN LAS VEGAS
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March 1
8, 2003

PHOTOS FROM THE SHOW IN LAS VEGAS
(from
Bret6262@aol.com)
Here are a few pics from the show.
When I asked, Doc McGhee (Kiss' manager) said the new tour starts "August 1st." Click here to see the photos.

March 1
8, 2003

YOKOHAMA CONCERT INFO
(from Frank S÷nnewald)
I have been in
Japan and just wanted to forward you the Setlist from the concert in Yokohama on March 15:

Deuce
Strutter
Let me go R + Roll
Shout it out loud
Firehouse
Lick it up
God of thunder
King of the night time
Dr. Love
100.000 Years
Forever
Heavens on Fire
Do you love me
Cold Gin
I was made for loving you
Sukiyaki Song (sung by the audience)
Love Gun
Angie + Stairway to heaven Intro
Black Diamond
---
Beth
Detroit
R+ Roll all nite

1 hour 50 min showtime because 1 song was missing. Great venue, much better than Budokan and a lot more pyro was used there than in the Budokan Hall.
They played 100.000 Years and Shout it out loud at the soundcheck.
KISS and the Rolling Stones stayed at the same hotel. KISS attended the Stones-concert on March 10 at Budokan. The tickets for the Stones-concerts were about 400 on the black market, that was abit too expensive for me.

March 1
8, 2003

PHOTOS FROM TOKYO
(from Thomas)
I was in Tokyo and made some great photos. Click here to see them.


March 14, 2003
KISS SETLIST JAPAN THIRD SHOW
(from Albert)

Today is third night at Budokan in Tokyo.
Set list is the following;

King Of The Night Time World
Deuce
Strutter
Let Me Go, Rock And Roll (Alive! version)
Lick It Up
Calling Dr. Love
Goin Blind
Psycho Circus
Gene solo (spits blood and fly to high stage)
God Of Thunder
Shout It Out Loud
Forever
Firehouse (Gene blows fire)
Do You Love Me
Heaven's On Fire
Cold Gin
I Was Made For Lovin' You
Love Gun (Paul jump to center stage)
Paul solo (part of Angie, Stairway To Heaven)
Black Diamond

Encore:
Beth
Detroit Rock City
Rock And Roll All Nite (crash the guitar)

Show start: 19:16   End: 21:14


March 14, 2003

KISS ON THE COVER OF "METAL HEAD"
magMetalHeadNo43-2003-03Brazil.gif (3559 Byte)(from Marcio)
Yeah! Kiss are on the cover of the latest issue of Metal Head magazine in Brazil.It contains also 5 pages article inside reporting the 30 years Kiss life. Congratulations to the beloved band in the world.

March 12, 2003
KISS SETLIST JAPAN SECOND SHOW
(from Albert)

Here is the set-list of the second show in Japan:


Deuce
Strutter
Let Me Go, Rock And Roll (Alive! version)
Shout It Out Loud
Firehouse (Gene blows fire)
Lick It Up
Gene solo (spits blood and fly to high stage)
God Of Thunder
Jumpin' Jack Flash (intro.)
King Of The Night Time World
Calling Dr. Love
Psycho Circus
Goin' Blind
Forever
Heaven's On Fire
Do You Love Me
Cold Gin
Jam Session (La Bamba - Day Tripper - Sunshine Of Your Love)
I Was Made For Lovin' You
Love Gun (Paul jump to center stage)
Paul solo (part of Angie, Stairway To Heaven)
Black Diamond

Encore:
Beth
Detroit Rock City
Rock And Roll All Nite (crash the guitar)

Show start: 19:25   End: 21:25


March 13, 2003

KISS POSTER WANTED
(from Gerhard Wimmer)

I am looking for the big Aussie "KISS Symphony This Friday" concert poster. If anyone has a copy for sale/trade, please send me an e-mail to webmaster@kissfanshop.de . Thanks!


March 11, 2003

KISS SETLIST JAPAN
(from Albert)

Today, it just started Japan tour at Budokan in Tokyo.
Set list of first show is the following;

Deuce
Strutter
Let Me Go, Rock And Roll (Alive! version)
Shout It Out Loud
Firehouse (Gene blows fire)
Lick It Up
King Of The Night Time World
Calling Dr. Love
Psycho Circus
Goin' Blind
Do You Love Me
Cold Gin
Beth
Gene solo (spits blood and fly to high stage)
God Of Thunder
I Was Made For Lovin' You
Love Gun (Paul jump to center stage)
Black Diamond

Encore:
Detroit Rock City
Rock And Roll All Nite (crash the guitar)

Show start: 19:17   End: 21:07


March 9, 2003

KISS IN "CLASSIC ROCK"
(from Vladimir Iljin)
The March issue of the Russian edition of Classic Rock magazine contains a 2-page article about Kiss and Dark House comics.

March 6, 2003

KISS IN PENTHOUSE MAGAZINE
(from Andrzej Adamcewicz)
Pick up the Latest Issue of Australian PENTHOUSE Magazine Dated MARCH 2003 retail price $11.95. Gene is interviewed with a full page Colour Pic of Gene with 2 of the Tasty Australian Penthouse Girls.

March 6, 2003

JAPANESE TOUR MERCHANDISE
Check out the website of the Japanese promoter Udo to see what tour merchandise Kiss will have for sale at their Japanese concerts. The T-shirts are almost US $ 40,-...

March 6, 2003

UNDRESSED
(from Alexx)

Check out 3 more MP3 from the upcoming KISS Tribute Undressed.SHAMELESS - Talk To Me, N─$H - Naked City and MIND OVER ME - Two Sides Of the Coin. Don┤t Forget the KISS Party in Zaandam with many great Bands including SHAMELESS.

Check out the website www.rsrtribute.com for all the information.

March 5, 2003
MELBOURNE REVIEW
Check out a Melbourne concert review at Undercover.

March 5, 2003

DRUM SCENE
magDrumScene2003-03Australia.gif (3177 Byte)(from Jacques van Gool)
"Drum Scene" will be out in Australia in March with Peter Criss on the cover.

March 4, 2003

KISS MELBOURNE SET LIST
(from Andrzey Adamcewicz)
Greetings All,
I have finally returned from Melbourne and have listed for you the CORRECT and COMPLETE Songlist as was actually played by the Band and the Symphony Orchestra on the night.

The Songlist was actually printed in the Program for sale at the concert but it seems that ACT 3 was slightly altered once performed in comparison to the exact order that was printed within the pages of the program. 

ACT ONE - Band Only
Deuce
Strutter
Let Me Go Rock & Roll
Lick It Up
Calling Dr.Love
Psycho Circus

ACT TWO - Band Acoustically with the Melbourne Symphony Ensemble 10 piece
Beth
Forever
Goin' Blind
Sure Know Something
Beatles Intro - Here Comes the Sun
Shandi

ACT THREE - Complete 60 Piece Orchestra
Detroit Rock City
King of the Night Time World
Do You Love Me
Shout It Out Loud
God of Thunder
Love Gun
Black Diamond

Encore:
Great Expectations (With Australian Childrens Choir)
I was Made For Loving You
Rock & Roll All Night

I am currently in the process of writing a complete review of this concert which will also include my own personal comments, opinions and inner thoughts on the show itself, touching on all aspects of the show and all the minor details that fans so closely scrutinise.


March 3, 2003

Paul Stanley kissing Samantha Fox 1988SAMANTHA FOX 
Samantha Fox has a female manager. Now she married her. Samantha Fox and Paul Stanley were dating in the late '80s (see picture from the Photo Gallery).

March 3, 2003

KISS NEWS
The first couple of weeks for the Kiss/Aerosmith Co-Headline tour is said to be booked already and should be announced soon, probably after the Las Vegas show. The band is already working on the tourbook. The Melbourne tourbook had 28 pages and included a history of all the Australian tours with many great photos and set-lists. There will probably also be another tourbook for the Japanese shows.

March 1, 2003

PICTURES FROM MELBOURNE SHOW
(from Robert)
Check out this website for a lot of pictures from the show:
http://members.optushome.com.au/funks/

March 1, 2003

KISS MELBOURNE TOURBOOK
The Tourbook for the Melbourne-show features also Tommy Thayer:
TourbookMelbourne2003-02-28Australia2.jpg (80125 Byte)