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Sep. 30, 2000
NEW ARRIVALS IN THE FAN SHOP
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The fan shop has been updated. New arrivals include 7" & 12" singles, vintage Aussie stickers, magazines with Kiss on the cover and Kiss Special magazines... here are some of the most important arrivals:

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Brazilian PROMO 12" from 1983
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French 7" Single Strutter '78
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Australian stickers from 1980
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various old Kiss Specials

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Spanish Psycho Circus comics

Sep. 30, 2000
CLOWNWHITE NEWS CONTINUED...
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(from Deno Tofalos)
To put this down in a little more detail (and I think I owe it to a few people!) the main reason for finishing the magazine is pretty simple. CASH! OK - I know it's been hard commitment wise (keeping to a quarterly schedule is tough - especially when most fans want you to do it more often) but I really believed I could put up with that. My part-time job (at x-records, by the way) has helped keep me afloat while trying my best to realise the dream. And my dream is not one based on money - but simply to not have to struggle so much - and be able to work for myself. I loved doing this (for the most part) and the fact that it was about KISS was always gonna mean that the magazine 'looked' good. So to decide I was going to call it a day was not an easy decision - but I just had to do it. When you're friends with the firm printing your product, it gets embarrassing to keep delaying them the money you owe. And it wasn't that I didn't have the money either. I too, had to wait patiently for the revenue from 'copy sales' to come in (CLOWN WHITE took virtually 'nothing' from advertising). Starting out with 'no capital' to invest (in fact I was overdrawn at the bank when I began) finally caught up with me - and I really didn't want that to happen. I thought it would 'grow' quicker than it did (sales are approx. 4,000 now) but I didn't have the reserves to advertise myself - or - to increase the size of the magazine, making it a more viable publication to 'would-be' distributors.

Sep. 30, 2000
KISS IN THE PRESS
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The following new magazines have Kiss stories featured in them: Dreamcast Magic (10-11/2000, Germany; 1 page about Kiss Psycho Circus Dreamcast game); Total Guitar (10/2000; England, 1 page about Paul Stanley as "axe murderer", a monthly feature about musicians who are smashing their guitars); PC Gamer (10/2000; USA; 2 pages)


Sep. 28, 2000
CLOWNWHITE NEWS
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(from Deno Tofalos)

It was never 'meant' to happen - but sadly it has. The UK's 'premier' KISS magazine, CLOWN WHITE will finish soon - without it seems, a final issue! The 'constant' pressure of having to honour commitments plus a lack of financial capital has finally taken it's toll - and although there were plans to produce one final issue (a 'mega' 96 page edition) for the final shows at 'Madison Square' - those plans now seem very unlikely. Subscribers are asked to be patient while we tie-up all the loose ends - but they will ALL be contacted soon. Full details will follow tomorrow...


Sep. 28, 2000
SWEET PAIN CD
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Dutch Kiss Cover Band "Sweet Pain" has just released their new CD "Kiss 'em all". Tracklist:
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MAGIC TOUCH
IS THAT YOU?
EVERYTIME I LOOK AT YOU
LARGER THAN LIFE
ROOMSERVICE
THE OATH
ALL HELLS BREAKIN' LOOSE

Website: http://www.sweetpainonline.com

Sep. 27, 2000
KISS IN THE PRESS
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The new issue #10/2000 of the Danish magazine "PC Games" features 6 pages on the Kiss PC game.


Sep. 26, 2000
WHAT'S GOING ON WITH KISS?

As you could read before in Kissnews, things are very hectic in the Kiss camp these days. The four band-members just can't come to an agreement on the future of the band. Actually there were dates already set in the US until the end of October, followed by a Japanese and European tour. The Japanese tour was already officially announced and got cancelled or "postponed" just a week later after they probably found out that they might not come to an agreement until November. The rest of the planned shows in the US never got announced and will not take place now. As of now, the last show with the original four will take place on October 7, 2000 in North Charleston, SC. Anybody who wants to get sure to see the most chaotic band in the world one more time... it's about time to book your last minute flight... but despite of their different point of views it is expected that they will finally come to some sort of agreement for a respectable way to say goodbye and do at least a final show at Madison Square Garden. But with Kiss, things change daily and you never know what happens. Only time will tell... 


Sep. 26, 2000
ERIC SINGER TO REPLACE PETER CRISS?

The rumour started on the internet quite a while ago and doesn't go away, that Kiss asked Eric Singer, if he would replace Peter Criss on the drums, if they don't come to an agreement with Peter. Eric Singer still has not made any statements about this rumour. In other words, he did not deny it. The band has just cancelled or "postponed" the Japanese tour (for which they did not give any official reason at all, not even a "made-up excuse" like they did with Alive IV), and the European tour has also never been announced. In general it is not just about Peter Criss, it's all 4 members who just can't come to an agreement about the future of the band. What will happen? Will they finally come to an agreement and will there be a Japanese and European tour and a final show at Madison Square Garden? Or will Peter and Ace be replaced? And who replaces Ace? Could it be Tommy Thayer? Or maybe Bruce Kulick? With or without make-up? What about Alive IV? Will it ever come out and who will be playing on it? Will Kiss get a Grammy nomination for being the most chaotic band in the world? Many questions which might be answered here in the news any day now... 


Sep. 26, 2000
KISS IN THE PRESS

The new issue of "PC Gameplay" (9/2000, England) features 4 pages on the new Kiss PC game.


Sep. 25, 2000
PIC OF THE WEEK

The pic of the week shows a photo of Eric Carr from 1980, without make-up and with beard. You can see more photos like that in the Photo Gallery .


Sep. 24, 2000
KISS GAMES

At the moment there is just one game on the games-site, but it is now going online anyways. More games will be added to the site soon. In the meantime you can play a bit of basketball with Gene. Click here to get to the games-site or click on the games-link on the left side.

Sep. 24, 2000
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KISS GLAS

A new glas arrived in the Fan Shop: a really nice, big glas with Kiss in the Kiss logo.


Sep. 24, 2000
GENE SIMMONS HOMESTORY
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A new page is now online, the Gene Simmons Homestory. It is from 1989, so it's a few years old, but still very interesting for all the Kiss fans out there! This is just one of many pages from the biography. The other biography-pages are still in the building and testing-phrase and are not available online yet, so the links to these pages are not working yet. Click here to see the Gene Simmons Homestory or click on the link on the left side.


Sep. 24, 2000
KISS ROOMS

(from Fraser)

Many Kiss fans collect kiss memorbilia, some even have "Kiss Rooms" in their homes! Some people are into 7" picture covers, some people are into magazines and some people will but anything with a kiss logo on it....it takes all sorts!!!

Sikkworld has a new section devoted to fan's collection, allowing fans to share their collections with the world. It doesn't matter if your collection is big or small, it's all yours and that's what counts! Please get involved and we can get (at least) weekly updates to the section.

So go on, pick up your camera, take some pictures and send 'em in!!! Check out the first collection now at www.sikkworld.co.uk


Sep. 23, 2000
KISS IN THE PRESS

New magazines on the market featuring Kiss are: Computer Games (10/2000; USA; 2 page-article + 1 page advert); songbook: American Rock (incl. Rock & Roll all nite; USA); Classic Rock (10/2000; 1 page Second Coming review; England)


Sep. 23, 2000
JAPAN TOUR POSTPONED

(from Kissonline)

Kissonline just announced, that the Japanese Kiss tour has been postponed! No further details available... 


Sep. 22, 2000
BITS & PIECES

Nothing really spectacular to report the last couple of days in the Kissworld, but here are some bits & pieces of rumours & stories....

* Kiss have cancelled their concert in Lake Placid (Sept. 24th) due to poor ticket sales. Attandance of recent Kiss shows the last few weeks dropped compared to the awesome start of the tour. These days the band plays to an average crowd of about 6-8.000 people. At the start of the tour they played several times for more than 20.000 per show.

* Rumours say Kiss called Eric Singer and asked him if he would jump in and play in Peters make-up if Peter quits. Eric Singer has so far neither confirmed or denied this rumour, but according to Kissonline this rumour is not true.

*Kiss played a short medley during the encores at a recend concert in Syracuse, New York.

Sep. 22, 2000
DETROIT ROCK CITY PROMO CAMPAIGN IN HOLLAND

(from Kiss Kollector Online)
A few weeks ago KISS Kollector Fanclub received the inlays for both the
DVD and VHS versions of the Detroit Rock City from the Dutch label
distributing the movie overhere.

To promote the upcoming release of Detroit Rock City in Holland (the DVD
and the rental VHS both will be out on October 24), a little promo stand
has also been made. It's double sided and features the title of the movie
on one side and "Disco Sucks!" on the other side.

Full color, full page adverts have also appeared in the new issues of
several videostore magazines. No commericial magazine in
Holland has reviewed the movie yet as it's still one month until the
official release, but entertainment industry publication Muziek & Beeld
has paid attention to the movie twice. Their latest issue includes a short
review.
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Sep. 18, 2000
PIC OF THE WEEK

As time goes by we are already heading into the year 1979. The "pic of the week" on the right side shows Kiss posing with their new pinball machine. A collectible item these days...

Sep. 16, 2000
ACE CARTOON

(from Michel Zwartjes)
Click here to see a funny cartoon about Ace's recent gun accident.


Sep. 14, 2000
KISS CONFIRM JAPAN DATES

(from Kissonline)
You've heard it already some time ago here on Kissnews, and now it is confirmed: Kiss go to Japan, and they even play now 6 shows instead of the 5 shows planned at the beginning with Japanese opening act called "Sex Machine Guns". Tickets will go on sale October 30 (just 2 weeks in advance!??). Here are the dates as they were officially announced through Kiss' official website Kissonline:

Nov. 13: Hiroshima (Sun Plaza Hall)
Nov. 15: Osaka (Osaka Castle Hall)
Nov. 16: Osaka (Osaka Castle Hall)
Nov. 17: Nagoya (Rainbow Hall)
Nov. 19: Tokyo (Tokyo Dome)
Nov. 20: Yokohama (Arena)

Sep. 13, 2000
KISS IN THE PRESS

A lot of new magazines with articles about the Psycho Circus PC game came out: PC Games (10/2000; 2 page-ad; Germany), PC Player (10/2000; 2-page ad + 8 page-article); PC Gameplay (9/2000; 3 pages + 1 page ad; Holland); Power Unlimited (9/2000; 2 pages; Holland); Gu! M (9/2000; 1 page; Belgium)

Sep. 13, 2000
ERIC SINGER IN ALICE COOPER VIDEO

(from Jan Laursen)

The new Alice Cooper live video "Brutally Live" will be out on Novemeber 13, 2000, featuring Eric Singer on the drums. The video was recorded in England on the tour there this summer! If Eric's drumsolo makes it to the video, I don't know! The video will be available on VHS and DVD (regioncode 2 - PAL).

Sep. 13, 2000
GENE INTERVIEW ON KNAC.COM

You can hear a recent interview with Gene and view some nice Farewell tour-footage here on Knac.com. And what does Gene say? Well, we know it probably doesn't mean much, but he mentions that Kiss will play another 20 shows outside the US, and also that he is against Napster (of course....).


Sep. 12, 2000
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NEW 2001 KISS CALENDAR!

The new Kiss calendar 2001 from Oliver Books has just arrived in the Fan Shop! This time Eric Carr can also be seen on the cover! You can order the calendar here.


Sep. 12, 2000
SCREENSHOTS FROM JAPAN TV-SPECIAL

A friend of mine from Tokyo taped me the TV-Special from the  Farewell-concert from New Jersey and sent me the tape. The following songs were shown: Detroit Rock city, Shout it out loud, Firehouse, 2.000 man, Do you love me, Heaven's on fire, Let me go Rock & Roll, Psycho Circus, Gene`s blood-spitting, God of thunder, Love Gun, Black Diamond and Rock & Roll all nite. A short interview was shown as well where Kiss announced they are coming to Japan. Here are a few screenshots...
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Sep. 11, 2000
KISS IN THE PRESS

(from Holler)
2 new German mags have Kiss in them: The new "Video Games" 10/2000 has a nice 2-page article about Kiss and the PC game. The new  "Tattoo" magazine 10/2000 has 2 pages on a Kiss fan with Kiss-tatoos.


Sep. 11, 2000
PIC OF THE WEEK

This time our "pic of the week" comes from 1978 (see picture on the right). It shows an outtake from Gene and Paul at a photo-session with the Kiss Honda motorbike.


Sep. 10, 2000
SPANISH PSYCHO CIRCUS COMICS DISCONTINUED?

(from Carlos Pascual/ www.kissteria.com )

As it seems the current issue of Pyscho Circus comic (#17) will be the last being published in Spain. The reason seems to be the poor sales of this comic in Spain.We are going to open a petition to send to the publisher asking to continue the series as compilation volumes containing several issues each. Send e-mail to: kissteria@flashmail.com placing on subject PYSCHO CIRCUS SPANISH COMIC and on the body your full name, address and email.

Sep. 9, 2000
KISS TOUR IN EUROPE?

If the Kiss tour in Europe will indeed happen in December, the tour-dates should be announced any day now. The promoters say there is a 50/50 chance it will happen, but if you know how chaotic things are with Kiss right now, the chances might be a lot less. So don't book your holidays yet. If the tour is not going to take place in December it will be very likely that the tour will still happen early next year.  


Sep. 9, 2000
KISS IN THE PRESS

New articles about Kiss are featured in the new Hit Parader (9/2000; USA; 2 pages) and New Musical Express (Aug. 26, 2000; England, 1 page).


Sep. 7, 2000
KISS NEWS IN DANISH

KISS News is now also available in Danish (see Danish flag on top with link to the Danish site). Webmaster of the Danish version of Kiss News is Jan Laursen. If you are from Danmark you can expect besides all the important international news also interesting local news. 


Sep. 7, 2000
UNION

From Bruce Kulick's band UNION a new US PromoCDsingleUNIONWhodoyouthinkyouarePROMO2000USA.gif (9955 Byte) CD-Single "Who do you think you are" (Radio)/(Album) has been released from Spitfire Records. They have been sent to radio stations for promotional use only and they are not available to the public.
 

Sep. 7, 2000
"RUNAWAY" ON GERMAN TV

(from Andreas Balzer)
GeneRunawaygun2.JPGThe movie "Runaway" from 1984 featuring Gene Simmons and Tom Selleck is once again shown on German TV on September 14 on PRO 7 at 0.10 am in the night from Thursday to Friday.  

Sep. 7, 2000
KISS IN THE PRESS

In the German magazine "Computer Bild Spiele" (October 2000) you will be able to find a three-page article and 2 pages advertising about the PC game. 


Sep. 7, 2000
KISS CONCERT ON US PAY PER VIEW TV

For $ 19,95 people in the US will be able to view one of Kiss' last performances on TV on October 7, 2000. The broadcast will be 90 minutes long. It is unknown, which concert it will be. You can find more infos about the per per view broadcast on Kissonline in the news.


Sep. 7, 2000
KISS SHOW ON JAPAN-TV

Today one hour from a recent Kiss concert will be shown on Japanese TV. In a few days you will hopefully be able to see some screenshots from the video here in the news.


Sep. 6, 2000
KISS IN GERMANY?

There are a lot of rumours these days about a German tour in December. The problem seems to be to find out the difference between rumours and facts.  Rumours say Coco Tours will do some Kiss shows in Germany mid December, the tour is more or less inofficially confirmed by the promoters and should get announced any day now. One of the shows is planned in Mannheim on Dec. 12, 2000. The fact is that there are no contracts signed yet for the tour, also the Japanese tour has not been officially confirmed yet. Things are going pretty hectic in the KISS camp these days and as soon as things get confirmed, you will be able to read it right here in the news.

Sep. 6, 2000
NEW KISS BOOTLEGS

(from Pablo Arlandini)
Here's the info about the last two bootleg CDs of KISS:

WHAT HAPPENED IN ANAHEIM
(FH-001/2 by Firehouse Records)
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Source: Anaheim, CA 18-3-2000, excepted (*) from Phoenix, AZ 11-3-2000
CD 1: intro - detroit rock city - shout it out loud - deuce - i love it loud - shock me - firehouse - do you love me - calling dr love - psycho circus - heaven's on fire - let me go rock n roll - 2000 man - ace solo
CD 2: lick it up - gene solo - god of thunder - cold gin - 100000 years - love gun - black diamond - beth - rock n roll all nite - detroit rock city (*) - shout it out loud (*) - heaven's on fire (*)
Comments: Awesome quality audience recording of the show in Anaheim, where Gene & Paul had many problems with their elevation systems on God of thunder and Love gun. Due that fact, Love gun was played twice, the first time with Gene on vocals. Anyway, it was a very enjoyable concert. The 3 songs from Phoenix was taken from a TV broadcast with perfect soundboard quality.

LAST KISS

(TLA 2000)
Source: Ace Frehley diverse demos & Kiss rare tracks.
ACE FREHLEY DEMOS 1995:
Take me to the city - Don't wanna loose you - Sister - Too far gone
ACE FREHLEY DEMOS 1985-87:
Baby it's you - Back into my arms - Into the night - Angel - Back on the streets - Stranger in a strange land - Dolls - We got your rock - I'm so wired
KISS SONGS:
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Detroit rock city (Toronto 1998)
Shandi (Australia 1997)
Raise your glasses (demo 1997)
In your face (non album track 1998)
Nothing can keep me from you (D.R.C. movie soundtrack 1999)
Shocker (P. Stanley from Shocker movie soundtrack 1989)
Christine 16 (Detroit 1996)
Beth (Union unplugged in Cleveland 1998)
Comments: All the songs included on this CD have great quality, but it's a
kinda weird compilation with not much sense. Most of that stuff can be found
in previous official ann bootleg editions.

Sep. 4, 2000
KISS KOLLECTOR FANZINE #33 OUT NOW

Issue 33 of KISS Kollector fanzine came out at the end of last month and features the following:
- listing of all covers of KISS songs by other artists
- report of Farewell Tour shows in Florida
- review on Farewell show in New Jersey
- handwritten questionnaire from Gene Simmons
- review of KISS: Psycho Circus - The Nightmare Child game + contest
- review of Maximum KISS biography CD + contest
- part 1 of review on DVD/VHS version of Detroit Rock City movie (continues next issue, along with contest)
- review of Creatures Of The Dark book
- interview with German rockband Bonfire on their KISS connections (they
recorded a song written by Paul and Bruce, and co-wrote a song that ended up on a KISS album)
- exclusive photos from international photographers
- and much more
For more details, please check out: www.kiss.animalize.com


Sep. 4, 2000
PIC OF THE WEEK

This time the pick of the week (here on the right side) comes from 1977. It shows Paul live in action during the "Love Gun" tour. This is just one of over 3.000 photos which can be seen in the photo gallery.

Sep. 2, 2000
RADIOACTIVE DOWNUNDER FANZINE NEWS

(from Mark Bridge/Radioactive)

Issue 7 of Radioactive KISS Magazine is shipping now! Jam packed withRadioactiveFanzineNo7.gif (2401 Byte) KISS! 44 pages, this issue features....
*Questionairres from Gene and Bruce
*Unmasked 20th Anniversary Special.
Check out the exclusive Eric 'Unmasked' art and relive the magic of the Aussie 1980 Tour, check out the never before published Eric Carr letter to some fans just weeks after the band returned to the US.
*Heaps of prizes including a KISS Auction catalogue plus autographed promo items.


For joining details check out the Radioactive website at
http://www.flatrate.net.au/~sidb/radioact.htm
'Radioactive' is totally non profit produced by fans for fans. Printed 4 times a year and on time, check out for yourself why fans are supporting 'Radioactive' in a big way.