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Ace Frehley Writing Kiss Memoir titled “NO REGRETS”

The former lead guitarist for the heavy metal band Kiss, Ace Frehley is writing his memoir. The book, titled “No Regrets” will be a “tell all” tale of his life in the famous rock-and-roll band. Frehley, who is 59 years old last toured with Kiss in 2002.

Kiss is best known for its outrageous makeup and stage performances. Their most famous songs included “Beth”, “Deuce” and “Rock and Roll All Night”.

The book will be published by Gallery Books, a part of the Simon & Schuster publishing company. Look for it in book stores in the summer of 2011.

Joe Layden schreef oa A Heavy Metal Memoir (Dave Mustaine) en The Last Great Fight (over het gevecht tussen Mike Tyson en James Buster Douglas in 1990).

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Ook Paul Stanley schijnt met een boek te komen:

Type of Work: Preregistration
Type of Work Preregistered: Literary Work in Book Form
Preregistration Number / Date: PRE000004216 / 2011-01-25
Application Title: Star - An Autobiography
Title: Star - An Autobiography
Copyright Claimant: Guilherme Maradei. Address: 403 Digaetano Terrace, West Orange, NJ.
Creation of Work Began: 2009-12-28
Date of Anticipated Completion: 2011-12 (Approximate)
Projected Date of Publication: 2012- (Approximate)
Authorship on Application: Guilherme Maradei.
Description of Work: The book is the autobiography of Paul Stanley, lead singer and guitarist of the band KISS. It will be used to propose the author’s support to Paul Stanley in writing his autobiography. The draft was developed using Mr. Stanley’s own words, compiled and edited from previously published interviews, books and videos. In its present state, the draft includes seven sections: Foreword and the first six chapters, as follows: Chapter 1: Early Years in Manhattan (1952-1958), Chapter 2: Growing Up in Queens (1958-1966), Chapter 3: "License to Be Crazy" in High School (1966-1970), Chapter 4: "One of These Days, It Will Be Me" (1971-1974), Chapter 5: "Hold On Tight, the Roller Coaster Has Begun" (1975-1978) and Chapter 6: Excess, Delusion and Crisis (1978-1982). The remaining chapters are in the process of being finalized, and will be completed once the author agrees with Mr. Stanley on the terms of this work. Note: The draft will be shared in its entirety (127 pages including cover and introductory pages) with Paul Stanley, who will decide whether or not to start this project with the support of Guilherme Maradei (the author). Should Mr. Stanley decide to proceed with this project without Mr. Maradei’s support, Mr. Stanley is not expected to use the content of the work developed by Mr. Maradei unless both parties agree.

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Pensioen nog wat aanvullen?

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KISS To Appear On PAUL MCCARTNEY Covers Album

PAUL McCARTNEY has hooked up his son JAMES with THE CURE in a dream collaboration for the lad.
That's got to make up for all those years of Macca saying "cool" and "man" in front of his son's mates.

The BEATLES legend is making a new album featuring covers of his own solo material and WINGS tracks.

Paul has been asking famous mates to contribute to the record, but is also keen to have the next generation of musical McCartneys on board.

A source said: "James was over the moon at playing with The Cure. He's always been a big fan. They all went into a studio in Sussex and hung out together.

"Over the years, ROBERT SMITH and Macca's paths have crossed countless times and he is chuffed having The Cure pay tribute to him."

Other artists contributing to the covers album include KISS and BILLY JOEL.

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Ook bij Macca is de inspiratie inmiddels op. Macca + KISS is toch geen combinatie, pff.

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Ze gaan Venus & Mars/Rockshow samen opnemen.

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Stella McCartney is (of was) een KISS fan. McCartney heeft ooit eens Peter Criss uit de zee gevist toen hij niet bleek te kunnen waterskieën en bezig was om kopje onder te gaan. Verder heeft KISS twee jaar geleden het podium van McCartney gebruikt tijdens een tour door Canada. Het podium van KISS was nog niet klaar.
Op 2 verschillende McCartney DVD's is ook Stanley te zien, een snapshot in het publiek en op de ander met een praatje. KISS had ook Carol Kaye in dienst, dezelfde publicist die McCartney had. Dus op één of andere wijzen kennen ze elkaar wel.

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"God heeft vrouwen schoonheid gegeven. Het zou godslastering zijn om die schoonheid te verbergen. Daarom zie ik het uitkleden van vrouwen als de nederige voltooiing van Zijn werk"

(KISS-bassist en filosoof Gene Simmons)


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"Monster" wordt waarschijnlijk de naam van het nieuwe album, enkele songtitels die tot nu toe zijn gelekt:

- Hell or Hallelujah
- Born to be a Sinner
- Out of This World
- Are you Ready
- Wall of Sound

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KISS joins Michael Jackson tribute line-up

Los Angeles (CNN) -- The legendary rock band KISS signed up to pay tribute to Michael Jackson in an October concert that will also headline Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis, Smokey Robinson, Cee Lo Green and JLS, the promoters told CNN Monday.

Musicians who played in Jackson's touring band for the past two decades will also reunite as the house band for "Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert" in Cardiff, Wales, according to promoter Global Live Events.

Kevin Dorsey, who served as musical director for several Michael Jackson tours, will also direct the October 8 show, it was announced Monday.

Katherine Jackson, matriarch of the musical family, appeared on CNN Monday to discuss the show, which will also include performances by her children and grandchildren.

"I know he would be very excited about KISS," Michael Jackson's mother said.

But fan reaction posted on the concert's Facebook page was negative to news that KISS would perform.

"This is a complete disgrace," wrote one fan. "You can kiss your audience goodbye folks. I doubt whether any self-respecting fan will pay a penny to see that man after the comments he made about Michael. I'm shocked this act was even considered."

Many of the negative comments referred to a story published by the Canadian Press a week after Jackson's death on June 25, 2009, quoting KISS leader Gene Simmons concerning sexual molestation allegations against the pop star.

The promoter appeared unaware of the controversy Monday when CNN asked for a reaction.

It appeared unlikely the tribute stage would be the scene for a reunion for the surviving members of the Jackson 5. Two of the brothers, Jermaine and Randy, have publicly objected to the show being held at the same time Michael Jackson's doctor is on trial for his death.

"We want to make clear that this does not reflect the position of the entire family," the two brothers said in a joint statement after their mother and four siblings endorsed the show.

"While we wholeheartedly support the spirit of a tribute that honors our brother, we find it impossible to support an event that is due to take place during the criminal trial surrounding Michael's death," Jermaine and Randy Jackson said.

Dr. Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial begins in September and is expected to continue through October.

"The trial is very important and I can understand how Randy and Jermaine feel, but it's been two years," Katherine Jackson told CNN Monday. "I thought it was a good idea; I'd like to keep Michael's legacy alive."

Katherine Jackson plans to attend the trial, although she will miss some days to fly to Wales to attend the show with Michael Jackson's children, she said.

"It will be on a Saturday when the courtroom is dark," Paul Ring, a Global Live Events executive said.

Members of the Jackson family taking the stage October 8 include several of Michael Jackson's brothers, "the next generation of Jacksons," and 3T, which consists of Tito Jackson's three sons, the promoters said.

Alternative rock band Alien Ant Farm and British R&B singer Craig David are also on the bill.

"This concert will unite various generations and musical genres, reminding everyone of just how amazing a talent Michael was," Ring said.

Fans can "register their interest for tickets" online at

The concert in the Wales Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, which seats 75,000 people, would be at least four hours long, Global Live Events
CEO Chris Hunt said.

A spokesman for Michael Jackson's estate said last month that the promoters never sought or obtained permission from the estate's executors to use the late pop singer's name or image.

"The estate has not been contacted and is not involved with Global Live Events in the UK tribute concert announced today," spokesman Jim Bates told CNN at the time.

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De Jackson fans en de voormalige Kiss 'fans' struikelen weer over elkaar heen om ' schande' te roepen. Maar ik kan zelf Jacksons gedrag ook heel goed loskoppelen van de muziek. Dus ik neem aan dat Simmons dat ook kan.
Als je voor zoiets gevraagd wordt, doe je het gewoon. Vrijwel elke artiest had dat gedaan. Behalve Funeral Mist dan ofzo. Maar die worden dan ook niet gevraagd.

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Los van het feit dat ik me afvraag wat KISS in hemelsnaam te zoeken heeft op een MJ tribute is dit tot dusver toch wel één van de meest zielige tribute shows. Smokey Robinson is een logische keuze, maar Christina Aguilera? Craig David en Alien Ant Farm... bestaan die nog?

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KISS Dropped From MICHAEL JACKSON Tribute Concert

According to, the promoters of the Michael Jackson tribute concert have dropped KISS from the event's billing because of negative comments KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons made about Jackson in interviews the days and weeks after his death two years ago. Simmons spoke about his suspicions that Jackson, who was acquitted of child molestation in 2005, was a pedophile.

The promoters tell, "We have listened to Michael's fans and are grateful to have been alerted to these unfortunate statements by Gene Simmons. Under the circumstances we fully agree that even though KISS is a band Michael admired we have no choice but to rescind our invitation to them to appear in our tribute concert."

In a 2010 issue of U.K.'s Classic Rock magazine, Gene Simmons told journalist Geoff Barton he believed Jackson was a child molester despite the fact that the singer was acquitted of child-molestation charges.

"I knew Michael," Simmons was quoted as saying. "I ran into him a few times. I met him the first time before he became the superstar, when he was sort of teenagey, when he was still a JACKSON FIVE. This was in the Cher days, when Cher and I lived together.

"But as time moved on, and no matter what my fond memories and fond images of Michael were, with one allegation of pedophilia after another and another and another…Oh dear."

Simmons went on to say that he knew some of the musicians Jackson toured with, and cited one who quit after seeing "boys coming out of the hotel rooms...Well, you know, where there's smoke there's fire. There's no question in my mind he molested those kids. Not a doubt."

Simmons also said, "There's never been a single female of any age that I've ever known about who has ever made a claim that she has had a physical relationship with Michael, ever.

"The only sexual references ever made about Michael Jackson that were made by anyone, anywhere around the world, have always been made by kids, and specifically males usually 10 to 14 years of age; never females, that age or older, and never grown men."

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Mooi zo.

Misschien dat Simmons denkt dat de gemiddelde KISS fan 't niet op MJ heeft, maar ik vraag me toch een beetje af waarom hij dit allemaal zegt. Wat betreft die vrouwen, daar raakt hij misschien iets, maar waar bemoeit hij zich eigenlijk mee?

Voor de goede orde, ik ben niet zo'n fanboy die doet alsof z'n neus bloedt en MJ een heel normale man was, die hooguit volledig door anderen 'gek is gemaakt'. Ik zie alleen niet in wat dit met KISS te maken zou hebben.

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Gene Simmons kende Michael Jackson redelijk goed. Gene Simmons heeft een aantal jaren samengewoond met Diana Ross en zij is natuurlijk weer een goede vriend van Michael.

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KISS, which just concluded its 2011 "Lost Cities" tour last month, is already working on its 2012-2013 "Monster" world tour which will take the band to numerous countries throughout Europe, South America and Asia. The first new album since 2009's "Sonic Boom," also called "Monster," is scheduled for release in January. The "KISSology IV" DVD is also scheduled for a January release. Furano points out that all new imagery is being developed that will further expand KISS' licensing efforts over the next several years.

KISSonomics - License -

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KISS front man Paul Stanley undergoes vocal cord surgery

Los Angeles (CNN) -- KISS lead singer Paul Stanley underwent successful surgery for "recurring vocal cord issues" Tuesday that the musician said Wednesday "come with 40 years of preaching rock 'n' roll."

His doctors say Stanley, who's been touring and recording with KISS for nearly 40 years, will make a "swift and complete" recovery, according to a statement from his publicist.
Music: Paul Stanley reflects on KISS

"I hold myself to a higher standard than others do," Stanley said. "With that in mind, I wanted to remedy a few minor issues that come with 40 years of preaching rock 'n' roll."

Stanley, 59, is known for his energetic -- and loud -- shows as front man and guitarist for legendary hard rock group.

KISS, one of the longest-running rock acts, stays busy on the road and in the studio. Stanley is producing "Monster," their 20th studio album due out in 2012 as they embark on another global tour.

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Casino Boogie schreef:
Bij KISS - Sonic Boom (2009):

Alive! is zekers te weten een knaller. Ik had het alleen even over de studio-albums. Alive II vind ik zelfs nog beter, Maar echt pure opnames zijn het niet, er is nog flink aan gesleuteld in de studio.

Maar om Von Helsing even aan te halen: 23 juni komt Aerosmith naar de Goffert en 19 juni staat Kiss in een nog steeds niet uitverkochte Gelredome. Ik denk dat Aerosmith meer mensen gaat trekken.

Kiss laat ik zelf links liggen. 2 redenen: Ik zag de originele bezetting in 1997 in Utrecht en dat kunnen Tommy Thayer en Eric Singer voor mij nooit overtreffen. Ten tweede begint die hele schmink act incluis show, die al 35 jaar nagenoeg hetzelfde is nu toch wel zielig te worden voor de rockers die tegen de 60 lopen.

Ik ga maar weer eens naar Aerosmith!

Je gaat zeker ook nooit meer naar een concert van Ac/dc.
is ook altijd hetzelfde

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Het nieuwe album van KISS ("Monster") wordt vandaag afgerond. In het Classic Rock magazine van deze maand worden 6 songs alvast onder de loep genomen door Gene & Paul:

"It says that those who reach heights and don`t appreciate them fall mightily - it´s a long way down from the top. It´s a defining track in the sense that it´s very up-tempo and very much a signature song. Eric´s drumming is incredible on this"

"One that Gene sings.It´s exactly what you´d expect it to be from the title. I come from a school where you write a verse , a bridge, a chorus and the you go back. That´s in my blood. It´s in Motown, it´s in the beatles , it´s in led Zeppelin, it´s in The Whoo, it´s in all my favourite bands.

"That´s great track. There a lot of tracks that could start the album. and this is one of them. I like to think that the opening song is a declaration of what album really is,whether it´s a love gun or a Detroit rock city. It´s important start with a song that defines what you´re gonna be getting "

"That´s one of Tommy´s Thayer , He really pushed the limits. His playing is phenomenal . It has the kind of excitement that i like to hear where you´re not quite sure if it´s gonna go off the rails or note. That´s what makes a great rock n roll."

"We´re not trying to reinvent the wheel here , we´re at our best when we don´t over-think. It´s not a Rubik cube, it´s a song, you know?This one is absolutely, immediately recognisable and indenfiable and true to being Kiss. I put the blinders on us to keep us from being derailed or the attention span broken by things going on around us"

"Another up-tempo song , and it´s very definitive.That´s what i think is so great about this album, every track is quintessential.No one does it better-and many have tried.When we hit the bull´s-eye , he hit it full-on.We´ve cut 14 tracks, How many this will play out will be interesting, but there´s no filler "

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Gisteravond gaf KISS een concert in New Orleans:

Ze kunnen er beter mee stoppen. De stem van Paul Stanley is compleet naar de klote. De operatie heeft niet geholpen. Ik vraag mij af hoe ze een tour van 1,5 jaar denken te kunnen volbrengen op deze manier.

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Hij is wel erg aan de schorre kant als ik er zo een beetje doorheen skip (soms ook ronduit vals). Klinkt alsof z'n stem rust nodig heeft.

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Dat is een ramp. 100.000 Years en Love Gun volledig naar de kloten gevocaald. Eric Singer kan ook een beetje zingen toch? Laat hem dan in godsnaam die Stanleynummers doen. Met Simmons en de verdere instrumentatie is niet veel mis overigens.

Het klinkt voor geen meter, Paul's stem dan. ''The Tour'' met Motley Crue gaat gezellig worden, wetende dat Vince Neil er ook een potje van maakt

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16 april zou wel eens de datum kunnen zijn waarop de nieuwe single 'Hell or Hallelujah' uitkomt.

Von Helsing schreef:
Gisteravond gaf KISS een concert in New Orleans:


Ze kunnen er beter mee stoppen. De stem van Paul Stanley is compleet naar de klote. De operatie heeft niet geholpen. Ik vraag mij af hoe ze een tour van 1,5 jaar denken te kunnen volbrengen op deze manier.

YouTube - KISS Performs "Detroit Rock City" Hier klinkt Stanley toch wel geweldig

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Een nieuw kiss boekje wordt binnenkort uitgebracht:


Wat ik er van gehoord heb, klinkt "Hell or Hallelujah" een beetje als een outtake van "Lick it Up" of "Asylum". "Fits Like A Glove" ontmoet "Burn Bitch Burn".

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Omdat het een snel nummer is? Het klinkt vooral erg heavy voor KISS begrippen maar zeker niets als Burn Bitch Burn.

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