Tag: KISS

Vinnie Vincent’s Downward Spiral into the Unknown

As a 12-year-old in 1983, things were a lot different for budding music nerd. I didn’t have all the information on bands at the click of a mouse as we do today. If you wanted to know something about a…

Remembering Eric Carr July 12, 1950 – November 24, 1991

I often wonder if Eric Carr would still be a member of Kiss if he had lived. Would he have put up with the band turmoil and childish social media backstabbing? Could he tolerate Gene Simmons sanctimonious Neanderthal mentality or…

An Open Letter to Paul Stanley, On His Birthday

Paul, happy birthday, my friend. Another year has passed and you’re still rockin’ as hard as ever. Good for you, pal. Good for you. It’s well known in my circles that you’ve been a huge influence since ‘Alive II’ was…

KISS: The Ritz on Fire (Gold Fish)

KISS The Ritz on Fire (Gold Fish) This live radio broadcast from August 12, 1988 was originally released on vinyl under the title ‘Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry.’ It’s an interesting look into Kisstory and the lineup of…

KISS: Rocks Vegas (DVD/CD) (Eagle Rock)

KISS Rocks Vegas (DVD/CD) (Eagle Rock) I’ve been a fan of KISS since I was nine years old, just a few years after they formed. I’ve always been in the “fearsome foursome” camp. You know, the original lineup of Ace,…

Kiss: Hotter than Hell [Radio Broadcast 1976] (Laser Media)

Kiss Hotter than Hell [Radio Broadcast 1976] (Laser Media) This CD boasts that it is a “Classic F.M. Broadcast, recorded in 1976.” The trouble is, it’s not possible. Throughout you hear Paul Stanley calling out to “Detroit.” A quick cross…

Ace Frehley: Origins Vol. 1 (eOne)

Ace Frehley Origins Vol. 1 (eOne) In the spirit of transparency, I’m a massive Ace Frehley fan and have been since I first saw/heard him in the mid 70’s. I was devastated when he left KISS and always pulled for…

Kiss ‘Destroyer’ Turns 40

Like many kids of the 1970s, my life was changed forever by Kiss. My first introduction to Kiss came on October 28, 1978 when I saw the made-for- TV movie “Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park.” I saw the…

FEATURE: Paul Stanley: RIP Firebird I

Hardcore KISS fans associate the band with Gibson guitars and Paul Stanley with the coveted Firebird I. This iconic guitar has been documented to be his favorite guitar and also graced the cover of ‘Alive!’. Despite being photographed with it…

Ace Frehley: Space Invader

Ace Frehley Space Invader (eOne Music) I’ve always thought of Ace Frehley’s music like an old buddy that I partied with in my younger days. And don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of Ace’s. But, you sure-ly know…