Alive! ’75 New Look / KISS Museum Pop-up store / The KISS Room on December 2nd, 2017

Anthony De Lucia Jr | Alive75.com

Alive!’75 is making the move into 1976 and early 1977 territory – and it all starts on December 2nd at The Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, PA!
 
Brand new for this Sherman show, the band members will showcase the iconic 1976 Destroyer costumes, providing a brand new visual aspect to an Alive! ‘75 performance.  Additionally, Alive! ‘75 will sprinkle in various 1976 stage elements while retaining much of their trademark classic “wall of sound” backline.
 
“We’ve had a blast over the past three years bringing the Alive!-era to life”, says Anthony De Lucia, Jr., the Band’s manager and resident Demon.  “We have a TON of repeat fans at our shows, and they’ve been asking us for more!  We thought it would be great to follow the classic KISS evolutionary path into Destroyer and Rock and Roll Over territory. It’s one more way we’re keeping classic KISS alive for the ultimate classic KISS fan!”
 
Anthony continues:  “In addition to new costumes for 2018, Alive! ‘75 will focus on delivering many of the classic 1976 and early 1977 hits from Destroyer and Rock and Roll Over, including performing complete concert sets from those early tours.  You can also expect deep cuts and cult-fan favorites to find their way into our shows as we continue to strive to deliver the most complete and enjoyable classic KISS experience for the fans.”
And it all starts on December 2nd at the Sherman Theater…  But there is much more in store for this show:
  • Full KISS Merchandise Pop-up store on-site, courtesy of KISSMuseum.com – get an early start on your KISS-mas shopping for all of the KISS fans on your list!
  • Live, on-site broadcast of The KISS Room podcast – check-in and say “Hi” to Matt Porter and The KISS Room crew!
  • Alive! ’75 performing an early 1977 Rock and Roll Over tour, Buddokan concert inspired set – classic favorites and a few surprises!
  • With special guest opener – Sickness: A Tribute to Black Sabbath
  • With a “surprise” visit anticipated by Santa and Mrs. Claus!
“We have always challenged ourselves to make Alive! ‘75 something different – something more than just another KISS tribute act” says Anthony.  “We have always wanted to clearly differentiate ourselves in the KISS tribute market and bring something new and interesting to the table.  Something that KISS fans would want to see.”
 
Anthony continues: “By evolving our show into 1976 and early 1977, we can continue providing the KISS fan an opportunity to re-live and/or experience a bit of KISS-tory as it originally unfolded.  We are very excited about this upcoming Sherman Theater show, and the new territory that we will cover in 2018!”

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Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and other rock legends salute Malcolm Young on AC/DC founder’s death

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Tributes poured in on Sunday for Malcolm Young, co-founder of the Australian rock band AC/DC, a day after he died at the age 64 after suffering from dementia for several years.

Malcolm Young and his brother Angus Young founded AC/DC in 1973. Their hits included “Highway to Hell” from 1979 and “Back in Black” and “You Shook Me All Night Long” from 1980.

“Malcolm, along with Angus, was the founder and creator of AC/DC. With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band,” AC/DC posted on its Facebook page late on Saturday.

Young was a songwriter, backing vocalist and rhythm guitarist for AC/DC, a hard rock and heavy metal band that was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.

Fans and friends posted more than 56,000 comments on Facebook under the band’s announcement.

Giants of the music world took to social media to express their shock and hail Young’s lasting influence.

“So sad to learn of the passing of yet another friend, Malcolm Young,” Ozzy Osbourne tweeted.

Eddie Van Halen tweeted that it was a “a sad day in rock and roll”, adding

Angus and Malcolm (R) Young, founder members of AC/DC, flank Jose Luis Perez, mayor of the Madrid district of Leganes, following the inauguration of a new street with the group’s name, in Leganes, Spain March 22, 2000. REUTERS/Andrew Comas

“Malcolm Young was my friend and the heart and soul of AC/DC. I had some of the best times of my life with him on our 1984 European tour. He will be missed and my deepest condolences to his family, bandmates and friends.”
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Report: Gene Simmons Banned From Fox News for Lewd Behavior, Bopping People on the Head

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Within the last year, at least, it seems like Gene Simmons has mostly been preoccupied with trying to trademark things. At first, he just seemed to be trying for his spin on the rock’n’roll devil horns, which is also “I love you” in ASL. Then, in an interview with Ontario’s Windsor Star in August, it seemed like the KISS bassist had been secretly active in the trademarking game for a while, in that way some people obsessively open credit cards: He claimed to have the rights to the “money bag logo” and the term “motion pictures.” No one at Spin has read Simmons’ brand new book, which is actually called On Power: My Journey Through the Corridors of Power and How You Can Get More Power, but one wonders if trademarking hacks are among the power moves presumably discussed within.

One of Simmons’ recommendations in On Power, according to a recent Forbesinterview with Simmons, goes something along these lines: “Power and money is the ability to make your own decisions about your own happiness, ambitions and other issues, without worrying as much about repercussions.” Perhaps a mantra along these lines was running through his head when, after shooting a Fox & Friends segment about the book, Simmons reportedly burst into a staff meeting in Fox News’ New York City office, hiked up his shirt, made lewd remarks, and traipsed around the conference room “bopping” two Fox News staffers on the head with a copy of his book.

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Gene Simmons Says George Lopez Still in with KISS After Drunken Antics

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Gene Simmons is giving his pal, George Lopez, a pass for his drunken antics at a KISS event, and says there’s still room for him the next time the band parties at sea.

We got the rock legend outside The London hotel in NYC, and just had to get his take on George getting hammered and obnoxious during last week’s KISS Kruise. Some fans were pissed off, but Gene says George was just enjoying himself.

Even though Gene famously doesn’t drink, he’s got no issues with fans rock ‘n’ rolling all night and partying everyday — up to a point. You gotta see what he says about regulating unruly fans … at least back in the day he would.

The Kiss Kruise to Rock Again in 2018

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merica’s #1 Gold Record Award winning group of all time and iconic Rock and Roll Hall Of Famers, KISS have once again partnered up with the industry leaders in music festivals at sea, Sixthman to announce the upcoming voyage of The KISS Kruise VIII. The cruise is set to sail on Halloween October 31st 2018 on Norwegian Jade leaving out of Miami, FL.. For more information and to register for the pre-sale visit TheKissKruise.com.

The announcement comes on the heels of the recent return of the sold-out KISS Kruise VII. The KISS Kruise VII left from New Orleans, LA on Norwegian Pearl visiting Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico. Along the way, the KISS Navy was treated to a first-ever KISS storytellers sail away set as well as 2 full-scale KISS masked concerts in the ship’s indoor Stardust Theater. Joining the musical legends on board were Bruce and Bob Kulick, Extreme, Steel Panther, Derek St. Homes, Big Rock Show, BITERS, Led Zepagain, Hard Day’s Night, Sophie Simmons, The Dives, Jake J and the Killjoys, and Ki.

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Gene Simmons Praises Women for talking about sexual harassment

John Kennedy | Klite

Gene Simmons said Tuesday he’s glad women are speaking out about sexual assault and harassment in the entertainment industry.

“I want all the jackasses to go to jail for being improper,” he told Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford on Today. “It’s just that woman have finally stood up on their two hind legs and said, ‘You only get the respect you demand.’”

The KISS bassist, who has two adult children with Canadian wife Shannon Tweed, said his daughter Sophie is “nobody’s girlfriend.”

Simmons also defended his recent comments about women using their sexuality to get ahead.

In an interview with the New York Post, the 68-year-old rocker said: “”Women have a choice. They can dress in potato sacks, (but) as soon as they pretty themselves up with lipstick, lift and separate them and point them in our general direction, they’re gonna get a response. Guys are jackasses — we will buy them mansions and houses…all because of sex.”

Simmons didn’t back down. “Here’s the reality,” he said on Today. “I am aware of the rules. I didn’t create them, so you can try this yourself. I’m not saying life is fair. What I’m saying is the male of the species is visually stimulated.

“That’s life, and so you have power, the power of being a female, and you can access that power to make more money.”

New KISS Mobile Digital Game Now Available To Download Worldwide

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Leading, Austrian-based game developer Sproing has announced the release of new mobile game ‘KISS Rock City’. The game will be available to download for free from the App Store and from Google Play worldwide and it was developed in close collaboration with Epic Rights, KISS’s exclusive global licensing agent.

The band’s leading lights Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley jointly stated: “KISS is very excited to be partnering with Sproing to bring the KISS Army and game enthusiasts such an entertaining mobile game. The game play rocks, we know you’ll love it!”

‘KISS Rock City’ is a fun-filled adventure that takes players through the struggle of building a legendary rock band just like KISS. Players need to work their way up from playing the local bar circuit to the international spotlight, play along with the band’s original hits and reach fame and fortune through skill, business deals and the help of their mentors. No rock-star cliché is too small as players need to deal with the quirks of their band members, rivals, their manager and other weird characters. The developers believe players will be laughing all the way.

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