A good mix of newly released items for 2017, plus a private collection of dozens of out-of-print items – all in stock and ready to ship TODAY!
The KISS Room
“THE GEARHEAD DIVA” herself, RACHEL DEBARROS and the debut of her cover of “Detroit Rock City”! ADAM SMITH from KISSTORY SCIENCE THEATER! A musical birthday salute to PAUL STANLEY with a live performance from THE KISS ROOM HOUSE BAND, Steve Campagna, Steve Foerst, and Fran Galanti All of the KISS talk and KISS tunes that you expect every month in THE KISS ROOM! Originally broadcast on Friday, January 13, 2017 via Montco Radio, where Music and Minds meet.
Amanda Wicks | Radio.com
Will 2017 finally be the year that KISS’ original lineup reunites for a farewell tour? Former guitarist Ace Frehley thinks so.
Speaking with Louder Noise in late 2016, Frehley admitted, “I haven’t heard anything from Paul and Gene, but if it’s going to happen it should happen next year, I would assume. 2017 seems like a ripe year.” If that sounds hopeful, Frehley was quick to caution. “But, you know, we’ll have to wait and see,” he added.
Paul Stanley disagreed, though. After appearing on Frehley’s solo album, Origins Vol. 1, he batted away rumors about a full reunion. “I don’t see it,” he said.
While Stanley may seem dubious, Gene Simmons hasn’t completely ruled it out. He shared a photo of KISS’ original lineup on Instagram two weeks ago with only a question mark as a caption.
Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS have teamed up with Kaw Nation to ready a KISS Casino and Rock ‘N’ Roll Resort in Oklahoma. Founding KISS members seek to bring an “All-Thrill Rock ‘N’ Roll” ambiance to the new casino and resort, located near the Kansas state line, including a hands-on approach to the design and feel directly from Gene and Paul.
Podcast Rock City
|February 1||Pasadena, CA||The Rose|
|February 2||San Juan Capistrano, CA||The Coach House|
|February 3||Solana Beach, CA||Belly Up|
|February 4||Agoura Hills, CA||The Canyon|
Death and Taxes
Larry David once said that “blind people and assholes” are the only people who wear sunglasses indoors. With that in mind, Gene Simmons took a break from slapping a KISS logo on ever spare piece of plastic in a 500-mile radius to appear on CNBC’s “Power Lunch” Wednesday wearing some Steve Dallas-style aviators.
When asked what Donald Trump is like to work with, Simmons managed to wrangle the focus back onto himself and his predilection for wearing shades indoors. “I wear sunglasses in the middle of the night, “said Simmons, “because the sun never sets on Planet Cool, folks, and that’s where I live.”
Damn, Gene, it sounds like your home planet needs you.
After the panel spent valuable airtime fumbling a botched Corey Hart reference before they got to the ostensible reason why the human tongue was on the news show in the first place: Donald Trump and/or to promote his Rock and Brews Casino.
CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI)-Shout it out loud! Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS have arrived in St. Louis for the grand opening of their restaurant Rock and Brews.
The family-friendly restaurant located in the Chesterfield Valley features great food and brews with a rock and roll flair. Tonight’s grand opening will celebrate and pay tribute to veterans.
Simmons and Stanley say they are excited to bring their rock and roll restaurant to St. Louis, which they first visited in the early ’70s. Among the rockstars favorite menu items are the pulled pork sandwich, ribs and pizzas. The restaurant also serves more than 50 craft and international beers, with one bar dedicated exclusively to local Missouri craft beers.
Kiss legend Gene Simmons isn’t just a god of rock and roll, he is also quite an established businessman. He is a founding partner of emerging restaurant brand Rock & Brews, which has 20 locations across the country. In addition, he is the mastermind behind the gold mine that is Kiss merchandise, which boasts an astounding 5,000-plus branded items.
Oh, and did we mention he also likes dabbling in the stock market? TheStreet talked with Simmons about his business career and outlook for the markets in the year ahead. Simmons pulled no punches when asked about the impact to stocks that President-elect Trump’s lively Twitter page is causing.
KISS Tote Bags, Travel Pouches, Stickers, Patches and Shower Curtains – all in stock and ready to ship TODAY!
Kiss My Wax
Join your co-hosts Jason Herndon, Andrew Sgambati, and Byron Salzano on the brand new KISS My Boots podcast as they discuss KISS bootlegs and bootleg collecting. The purpose of the show is to shed some light on all of the audio and video recordings out there of the band. KISS My Boots is purely an informational podcast. We do not sell or distribute any of these recordings in any way.
This week, we take a look at some of the earliest recordings of the band: the Eddie Kramer demos on audio from 1973 and the Coventry show from Queens, NY December 22, 1973 on video.
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Damien Fanelli | Guitar World
On December 23, former Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick performed the National Anthem at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The occasion? A super-exciting matchup between the Dallas Mavericks and the LA Clippers.
Kulick joined Kiss in 1984 and stuck around for 12 years—from the Animalize tour through the band’s 1996 reunion tour. Let us not forget, he’s also the axman behind Michael Bolton’s 1985 album, Everybody’s Crazy.
“Kiss is one of those bands the whole world knows, and usually, people that aren’t really a fan will only think of makeup as Kiss, because that’s what, of course, made them famous and they’ve been back in that for so many years,” Kulick told California Rock News. “But a real fan knows there’s a whole wealth of material—over a decade of years that are non-makeup, which is… I kind of wave the flag for all of that.
“If you, for example, didn’t know there was a makeup Kiss, and there wouldn’t have been a version for me to join if it wasn’t for the makeup Kiss, but the truth is… When I was in the band, we kept it going, we had hits, we had gold, platinum records, toured the world—arenas, the whole thing… But I find, even with them continuing, and they turn on new generations of fans. So they… For instance, they were in Japan not that long ago, and now they’re going to South America, and now I’m seeing a lot of people following me on Twitter and Facebook [from] South America.
Goldmine Magazines‘s January 2017 issue is a special KISS issue with a rare concert photo of Gene Simmons on the cover. The issue includes an interview with Gene Simmons and a detailed diary of experiencing rock ‘n’ roll life on the successful Kiss Kruise (by KISS author Ken Sharp, with plenty of experiences from fans on the cruise). The January issue is on sale now until January 9 at select record shops and Barnes & Noble stores.
FIND THE STORES THAT CARRY GOLDMINE BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK: http://www.goldminemag.com/news/january-2017-kiss-issue-now
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Podcast Rock City
KISS rocker Paul Stanley has paid tribute to late Star Wars legend Carrie Fisher. The actress died earlier this week at the age of 60 due to complications of heart failure and Stanley hit Twitter noting that she will be sorely missed.
“Carrie Fisher RIP Her play, books & films brought joy to millions. She once told me something I never forgot. Thanks,” Stanley shared after news of her passing broke.
Stanley is just one of many rock and roll stars to pay tribute to Fisher, with Robbie Robertson adding:
“Carrie Fisher brought a shining light- unique to the planet Earth. She stunned your senses and was fearless in breaking the rules of politically correct. Some of the most brilliant funny moments I’ve ever witnessed. Blessings. RR”
Montreal will once again be hosting the ROCKIN’ NEW YEARS BASH taking place at the beautiful Marcel Dulude on the South Shore of Montreal. Special Guests Lydia Criss and Mark Montague will be joining NJ’s ALIVE ’75 and local tribute band KISSed in the ultimate ALIVE – ALIVE II Double Bill Concert Experience. Including a professional photographer and make-up artist, door prizes, and KISS Kakes, this promises to be the PARTY EVENT OF THE NEW YEAR.
If you are in the Montreal, Quebec, or Ontario area, join us on Saturday Jan.7th. Contact Pasquale Vari on Facebook to get your tickets. Only $60.00. Not an event to be missed.
A few things that didn’t quite get released in time for Christmas have just come in. Some new items, like the KISS Candles and KISS Carnival cups, along with re-issues of some classic KISS items in new packaging that have been out of print for years. All in stock now and ready to ship!
Gene Simmons was approached by a photographer on Wednesday night, who questioned if the rocker’s group KISS would perform at the inauguration.
Simmons’ wife Shannon Tweed declared that the group would absolutely not be performing, stating that they were asked, but “politely declined.”
The “Rock and Roll All Night” singer told the cameraman that the group would be on tour in Europe at the time.
“Good luck finding talent for that one,” his daughter Sophie added.