KISS To Release 40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition Of “Creatures Of The Night” In November

KISS will be releasing a 40th anniversary super deluxe edition of “Creatures Of The Night” on November 18. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

The following was said about the set:

“UMe will release “Creatures Of The Night 40″ as a 5-CD + Blu-ray audio super deluxe edition, 3-LP deluxe, 2-CD deluxe, 1-LP half-speed master 180gm, 1-CD remaster, as well as a 5-CD super deluxe edition digital download + streaming and 2-CD digital download-only version plus a color vinyl exclusive.”

“The ‘Creatures Of The Night 40’ super deluxe boasts 103 total tracks with 75 tracks being unreleased. Newly remastered on CD 1, the original album has never sounded better. CDs 2 and 3 feature 34 demos, rarities and outtakes, including previously unreleased gems such as ‘Deadly Weapon (Penny Lane Demo),’ ‘Not For The Innocent (Demo)’ and ‘Betrayed (Outtake).’ CDs 4 and 5 highlight 26 incredible, soundboard live recordings from the “Creatures” ’82/’83 tour and seven super-rare tour sound effects, all recorded and archived by the “Creatures” tour sound engineer Harry Witz. The Blu-ray Audio disc showcases a first-ever Atmos and 5.1 surround mix from the original album multi-tracks plus the high-resolution newly remastered 1982 stereo mix of the original album. Additionally, the super deluxe box features an extensive array of bonus kollectible KISS memorabilia and ephemera.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Gene Simmons: “KISS Will Continue In Ways That Even I Haven’t Thought Of”

During a recent interview on Dean Delray’s “Let There Be Talk” podcast, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons addressed the future of the band following the completion of their “farewell” tour. According to him, “KISS will continue” in some shape or form.

Simmons said the following when asked about the band’s final concert:

“We don’t know if it’s [going to be in] New York. I have good reasons why it should be, but the important thing is when it’s the last show, it’ll be the last show. KISS the touring band will stop. But the touring band. KISS will continue in other ways. I have no problems with four deserving 20-year-olds sticking the makeup back on and hiding their identity.”

He also added:

“KISS will continue in ways that even I haven’t thought of. But I can conceive of… You know, the ‘Blue Man Group’ and ‘Phantom Of The Opera’ tours around the world with different personnel. There could and should be a KISS show, kind of live on stage with effects and everything else, but also semiautobiographical thing about four knuckleheads off the streets of New York that ends with the last third as a full-blown celebration, a full-on performance. Not with us. Although not a problem stepping in every once in a while.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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KISS Stream Live Version Of “Let Me Go, Rock ‘N’ Roll” From “Off The Soundboard: Live In Des Moines 1977”

KISS are streaming a live version of their song “Let Me Go, Rock ‘N’ Roll.” This version of the track is from the band’s new live album, “Off The Soundboard: Live In Des Moines 1977,” which will be released on September 9. That effort features the band’s November 29, 1977 show at Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa and it will be available in the following formats: two-LP standard black vinyl set, single CD, limited edition two-LP set pressed on 180-gram purple vinyl, and digitally.

Gene Simmons Says Ace Frehley And Peter Criss Aren’t Physically Fit Enough To Play A Full KISS Show

During a recent interview with Chaoszine, KISS’ Gene Simmons was asked about the possibility of Ace Frehley and Peter Criss joining the band on their final tour. He says “the door’s always open,” but he doesn’t think they are physically fit enough to do a full show.

Simmons said the following:

“We’ve tried. I keep trying. Paul and I met with Ace, trying to convince him to come back. He said, ‘I want this. I want that.’ Well, we can’t do that. I asked Ace and Peter to be in the documentary [‘Biography: KISStory’, which premiered on A&E in June 2021]. They said no. They might do it if they have complete control of the edit. I said, ‘We can’t do that, because even we don’t have that. But I won’t control what you say; you can say whatever you want.’ The answer is no — both of them. I asked Ace and Peter, ‘Come out on tour. We’ll get you your own room and everything. Come out on the encores.’ Ace said, ‘No. The only way I’ll come out is if I’m the Spaceman and you ask Tommy [Thayer, KISS’s current guitarist] to leave.’ I go, ‘Well, that’s not gonna happen.’ First of all, I care about Ace, but he’s not in shape — he can’t play that way and doesn’t have the physical stamina to do that…

Look, we care about them. We started this thing together and they were equally important to the beginning of the band with Paul and I — no question. But as time went on… Not everybody is designed to run a marathon. Some people are designed to be in a band for a year or two, or a few years, and then that’s all they can do. And both of them have been in the band three different times. How many chances in life do you get? All I know is when I put my hand in fire the first time, I got burnt; I didn’t get a second or third chance.

So, the answer is the door’s always open. If they wanna jump on stage at any time and do the encores with us, terrific. But no, we’re not gonna get rid of Tommy or Eric [Singer, current KISS drummer]. In fact, Tommy and Eric are the best things that happened to us. They gave us new life [and] new appreciation for what we do because they were fans first. And every once in a while, Eric or Tommy will turn around and say, ‘Wow! Isn’t this great?’ And it makes us realize, ‘Yeah! Wow! Isn’t this great?'”

He continued when asked if he saw footage of Frehley and Criss performing at Creatures Fest in Nashville, TN:

“Somebody showed me about 30 seconds, yeah. It was very sad. I felt sad for Peter… When I called to invite Peter to be in the documentary, his health isn’t what it should be. I don’t wanna get too specific because it’s part of his private life. But no, physically, he wouldn’t be able to do it. Neither would Ace.”

[via Blabbermouth]

KISS Accidentally Display Australian Flag During Austrian Concert

While thanking fans for attending their June 26 show in Vienna, Austria, KISS accidentally displayed a logo featuring an Australian flag instead of an Austrian flag. A number of fans shared photos of the mishap on Twitter:

[via Blabbermouth]

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KISS To Release “Off The Soundboard: Live In Des Moines 1977” In September

KISS will be releasing the fourth installment of their “KISS – Off The Soundboard” live bootleg series on September 9. The effort, which is titled “Off The Soundboard: Live In Des Moines 1977,” features the band’s November 29, 1977 show at Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa and it will be available as a two-LP standard black vinyl set, a single CD, a limited edition two-LP set pressed on 180-gram purple vinyl, and digitally. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

“Off The Soundboard: Live In Des Moines 1977” Track Listing:

01. “I Stole Your Love”
02. “King Of The Night Time World”
03. “Ladies Room”
04. “Firehouse”
05. “Love Gun”
06. “Let Me Go, Rock ‘N Roll”
07. “Makin’ Love”
08. “Christine Sixteen”
09. “Shock Me”
10. “I Want You”
11. “Calling Dr. Love”
12. “Shout It Out Loud”
13. “God Of Thunder”
14. “Rock And Roll All Nite”
15. “Detroit Rock City”
16. “Beth”
17. “Black Diamond”

Ace Frehley Takes Shot At Paul Stanley For Allegedly “Using Tapes” During Live Shows

During his June 11 show in New York, NY, original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley took a shot at the band’s frontman Paul Stanley for his alleged use of pre-recorded tracks. Frehley told the crowd the following:

“This song’s a great song written by Mr. Paul Stanley. By the way, we don’t use tapes. Anyway, this one’s about a city in the Midwest on Lake Michigan. It’s called ‘Detroit Rock City.'”

[via Blabbermouth]

KISS Accused Of Using Pre-Recorded Tracks Once Again

Fans have accused KISS of using pre-recorded tracks during their June 6 show at Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Belgium. The incident allegedly exposed frontman Paul Stanley after the track was thrown off due to a mistake that was made by drummer Eric Singer. YouTube commenter Austin Ogonoski shared a rundown of the situation:

“For those who miss it:

1. Eric forgets to rest for a measure at 0:12, instead continuing to play the standard beat for two additional measures. The song is so simple for a seasoned pro like Eric that he’s zoning out during the show lol

2. Eric realizes he messes up, and begins the drumroll/breakdown a measure late.

3. This means Paul’s vocal track is out of sync with what the band is actually playing.

4. Paul’s track plays “Everybody’s gonna leave their SEAT,” completely out of sync with the song and when nobody is at a mic.”

[via Blabbermouth]

KISS To Be Joined By Black Label Society, Dokken, Etc. At “KISS Kruise XI”

KISS have revealed the artists that will be joining them on “KISS Kruise XI.” That ship will set sail from Los Angeles, CA to Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico on October 24-29 and on October 29 – November 3. Here’s the lineups:

Week 1: KISS, Dokken / George Lynch, Warrant, L.A. Guns, Bruce Kulick, All Hands on Deck Super Jam featuring Lita Ford and Friends, George Lynch & The Electric Freedom, Heart By Heart, The Big Deal, and Baron.

Week 2: KISS, Black Label Society, Buckcherry, Bruce Kulick, All Hands on Deck Super Jam featuring Sebastian Bach and Friends, Stryper, Vixen, Plush, The Wild Things, and Micky James.

Original KISS Members Ace Frehley And Peter Criss Reunite At Creatures Fest In Nashville, TN

During his May 27 set at Creatures Fest In Nashville, TN, Ace Frehley was joined onstage by his former KISS bandmate Peter Criss. You can see footage of them performing “Hard Luck Woman” and “Strange Ways” below:

[via Blabbermouth]