KISS will be playing their first club show in over 20 years at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles, CA on February 11. The concert is an invitation-only event for SiriusXM subscribers and it will air on “KISS Army Radio” on February 12 at 5 p.m. ET. It will then broadcast on Howard Stern’s “Howard 101” on February 15 at 9 p.m. ET. The concert will also launch SiriusXM’s new “The Party Continues” concert series, which features bands performing in intimate venues after the Grammy Awards. SiriusXM subscribers that receive an e-mail invitation will be able to attend. They can also enter for a chance to win tickets HERE. This news comes as KISS are preparing to head out on their final tour.
KISS will be releasing their “Kissworld – The Best Of Kiss” collection in North America on January 25. It will be available on CD and digitally. Vinyl editions will be released on March 29.
“Kissworld – The Best Of Kiss” Track Listing:
01. “Crazy Crazy Nights”
02. “Rock And Roll All Nite”
03. “I Was Made For Lovin’ You”
04. “God Gave Rock ‘N’ Roll To You II”
05. “Detroit Rock City”
07. “Lick It Up”
08. “Heaven’s On Fire”
09. “Tears Are Falling”
11. “Hard Luck Woman”
12. “Psycho Circus”
13. “Shout It Out Loud”
14. “Calling Dr. Love”
15. “Christine Sixteen”
16. “Love Gun”
18. “I’m A Legend Tonight”
19. “Modern Day Delilah”
20. “Hell Or Hallelujah”
According to TMZ, an unnamed woman is suing Gene Simmons (KISS) for inappropriately touching her vagina during a photo op. The woman, who was working at one of Simmons’ Rock & Brews restaurants in 2016, says the musician was visiting the establishment when his manager told her to get closer to him for a picture, but when she did, he allegedly “reached over and forcefully placed his hand on her vagina completely covering it.” The woman says she tried to stop him and that she showed the photo to her coworkers. The suit goes on to say Simmons was also acting “sexually charged” with other women that night and that he was touching their hands and telling them to unbutton their shirts. This news comes after Simmons previously settled another sexual battery lawsuit in July.
Paul Stanley (KISS) has announced that he will be releasing a new book titled “Backstage Pass” on April 30 via HarperOne. You can check out the cover art for the book along with a description below:
“The New York Times bestselling author and legendary frontman and rhythm guitarist of KISS offers grants fans an all-access backstage pass to his personal life, and shows them how to pursue a royal rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle of their own, offering hard-won advice and rules to live by from a rock ‘n’ roll legend.
In this follow-up to his popular bestseller ‘Face The Music’, the Starchild takes us deeper into his personal life and his home today, life on and off the stage, revealing what he eats, drinks, and does with his friends and family, [what] he’s learned from a lifetime at the frontman of the iconic band KISS, and how he brings his unique sensibility not only to his superstar music career but to every area of his life — from the business to parenting to health and happiness. kitchen and the bar to the gym and the office.
Showcasing his unique lifestyle, ‘Backstage Pass’ is a rare look at the man beneath the modern rock god persona. Paul shares fascinating details about his life — his fitness routine, philosophy, business principles, how he finds inspiration, passion, and joy after nearly 50 years filling arenas and selling out shows, and even his favorite meals, and includes recipes from friends such as Anthony Bourdain, Rocco DiSpirito, Mario Batali, and other star chefs.
‘Backstage Pass’ divulges more true stories of the rock legend’s relationships, hardships, and wild nights, contains intimate four-color, never-before-seen photos from Paul’s personal collection, and offers surprising lessons on the discipline and hard work that have made him one of the healthiest and most successful rock ‘n’ roll frontmen in history — and a model superstar for the modern age.
This is the book for fans who love living large, but also want to kick ass at everyday life. From doing shots at the bar to enjoying a glass of red on the patio, Paul shows you how you can rock ‘n’ roll all night and party every day — without missing a beat or looking like you do.”
KISS have added another North American leg to their “End Of The Road” world tour. Meet-and-greet experiences for the new dates will be available on November 27 at 10 a.m. local time via kissonline.com. KISS Army fan club presale will begin November 28 at 9 a.m. local time and general tickets will go on sale December 3 at 10 a.m. local time.
Aug. 06 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
Aug. 08 – Charleston, NC @ North Charleston Coliseum
Aug. 10 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
Aug. 11 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 13 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Aug. 14 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Aug. 16 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
Aug. 17 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
Aug. 20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Aug. 21 – Hershey, PA @ HersheyPark Stadium
Aug. 23 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
Aug. 24 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug. 27 – Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
Aug. 29 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 31 – Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Sep. 01 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep. 03 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
Sep. 05 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
Sep. 07 – Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Center
Sep. 08 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Sep. 09 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Sep. 11 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
Sep. 12 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Sep. 14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
Sep. 16 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
During a new interview with Loudwire, Ace Frehley talked a bit about the possibility of joining KISS on their final tour. The guitarist said he thinks the band are “waiting for promoters to come back and say, ‘Well, we’ll give you X amount of dollars if Ace is involved and Peter is involved” and that they will get a call after a higher offer is made.
Frehley said the following:
“They’re testing the waters. I think they’re waiting for promoters to come back and say, ‘Well, we’ll give you X amount of dollars if Ace is involved and Peter is involved.’ It’s all about money with those guys and they’ll be the first to admit it, especially Gene. When Doc McGee gets a call from a promoter and they say, ‘We’ll give you double the amount of money with Ace and Peter,’ we’re gonna get the call.”
He also added:
“If I come back, I’m gonna take my throne back, or I’m not coming back.”
“A lot of fans are saying if I’m not involved in the next tour, they’re not going. That’s probably making Paul and Gene a little nervous … I can’t imagine them doing an ‘End of the Road’ tour with the same lineup. They’ve been playing for 15 years, there’s nothing special about doing one last big tour with the same lineup.”
He then added:
“I told Paul and Gene, ‘I’m the guy now that you’ve always wanted me to be.’ I was a screwup and I was always late and didn’t show up on time and missed recording sessions. I was telling them this year, ‘I’m now the guy you always wanted me to be.’ Hopefully it sinks in, you know?”
During last night’s (November 5) episode of “The Late Late Show With James Corden” KISS were joined by Corden for an alternate version of “Rock And Roll All Nite.” This version found Corden interjecting his own lyrics to show people the effects of partying all night as you age. You can see footage of that below. KISS will be heading out on their farewell tour next year.