We discuss KISS and celebrate all eras.
In this installment of PodKISSt we continue our in-depth look at KISS’ “Alive” legacy by going back to 1977 and the release of “Alive II.” This mammoth record was emblematic of all that was right… and wrong… within the KISS camp at the height of their rise to superstardom. In the PodKISSt tradition, we bring you live and studio rarities from the Hottest Band in the World… plus a great report from PodKISSt’s UK correspondent Oliver, who tells about some crazy, crazy nights on the 2010 Sonic Boom tour! So hang on for a rocket ride from 1977 to the present, ’cause it’s never enough! Never enough!! Never enough!!!
Thirty-five years ago, KISS changed the world of rock music with something they called “Alive!” More than just a live album, this was “theater of the mind” as only KISS could do it. They found a way to create a concert in your head, with bombastic explosions and deafening cheers the likes of which would level any real arena. The music itself was the sound of KISS having an impossibly perfect night, where everything lined up flawlessly without ever compromising their raw energy. The year 1975 marked more than just the original “Alive!” album. It marked the start of a legacy of over-the-top sonic souvenirs, outstanding packaging, and classic performances. For a band that has made its mark blending fantasy and reality, the “Alive” albums have set a standard of unsurpassed greatness. On this edition of PodKISSt, we begin an ongoing series commemorating the 35th anniversary of the revolutionary concept that put KISS on the map and forever changed how concert tours are documented. Join us for commentary, memories, and tons of audio rarities. It looks like we’re gonna have ourselves a rock and roll party tonight!
Here’s a little extra from your pals at PodKISSt! Our correspondent Mike attended the Cleveland KISS Expo recently, where he interviewed Bruce Kulick and (KISSonline webmaster) Keith Leroux (big thanks, Mike Man!) So dontcha hesitate! Check out this exclusive content, courtesy of PodKISSt… the KISS fanzine for your ears!!!
On this edition of PodKISSt we celebrate 30 years of an album that divided fans and took Australia by storm… “Unmasked!” This show is packed with PodKISSt goodness: We have a roundtable discussion, demos, live tracks, vintage clips, and a revealing interview with cover artist extraordinaire Victor Stabin (check our updated links section to see more of Victor’s great work)! Hey, PodKISSt listener… is that you?
Our celebration of “Unmasked” continues with our exclusive interview with acclaimed artist Victor Stabin, who provides some vivid insights into the making of this iconic album cover! Plus, we hear what KISS themselves had to say in 1980 when this hotly-contested record was released. All this, and more… so, come on! Get your feet wet!
Welcome to the show, and hold on tight… here comes a wild ride!
On this edition of PodKISSt we are joined by two legendary members of the original KISS road crew: Mick Campise and J.R. Smalling! These KISS Army veterans gave us their uncensored, no-holds-barred insights into the early days of KISStory. Believe us when we tell you that you do NOT want to miss these interviews!
And in case that wasn’t enough, we get our asses kicked by the madmen of KLOWN, who turn the PodKISSt upside down and give us the scoop on their new “Alive II” album. And don’t forget, you can catch KLOWN, Mick, and J.R. at the Rock and Roll Carnival on March 13th in Charlotte, presented by the KISS Coffeehouse!
All this… plus a surprise appearance by Dirty Dee… on this larger-than-life 30th installment of PodKISSt!
It’s been said by many a KISS Army member that the music of KISS is the soundtrack to our lives. We at PodKISSt are inclined to agree! For anyone who’s ever put “Forever” on a mix tape to woo a potential suitor, or cranked “Two Timer” when love’s gone awry, this one’s for you! Consider it a belated Valentine from your PodKISSt pals. So snuggle up with your honey – or put a picture of your ex on that dart board in the basement – and welcome to the show!
Bruce Kulick is about to unleashed a monster! His new album “BK3″ arrives in stores on February 2nd, 2010, and it is fantastic! Bruce was kind enough to grant us an exclusive PodKISSt interview, packed with insights and info about this great new album. Plus, you’ll hear the new single “Hand of the King” courtesy of Bruce!
Don’t forget that Bruce will be appearing at the KISS Coffeehouse on Saturday, February 6th at 2:00 PM for the “BK3″ release party!” Details can be found HERE.
Also in this installment, we check back in with artist extraordinaire Michael Doret, who gives us the inside scoop on the new autographed KISS prints for “Rock and Roll Over” and “Sonic Boom.” Don’t miss out on these limited-edition beauties!
All this, plus a live KISS klassic! PodKISSt 2010… the year we make KISStory!
It’s KISSmas at PodKISSt headquarters. After their big adventure last year, Ken, James, and Gary decide to lay low and have a nice, quiet evening watching their favorite KISS DVDs… but ghostly phone calls take them away from their plans! It’s music, mystery, and merriment with a VERY SPECIAL CELEBRITY GUEST! Can you solve the caper before we do? Plus, we check in with Brian from the band Loveblast, who tells how to “Rock and Roll All Chanukah and Dreydl Every Day!” Merry KISSmas from your friends at PodKISSt, and see you in 2010!
Well, what a show we have for you!! First, James brings us his review of KISS in Nashville, 2009… his 1st KISS concert! Then, we have our exclusive interview with comic book legend Joe Casey, who talks about working with KISS on their Dark Horse series.
Big thanks to Joe, a huge KISS fan who gave us a fantastic interview! All this, plus live cuts and studio out-takes? Of course! It’s PodKISSt!Well, what a show we have for you!! First, James brings us his review of KISS in Nashville, 2009… his 1st KISS concert! Then, we have our exclusive interview with comic book legend Joe Casey, who talks about working with KISS on their Dark Horse series.
Big thanks to Joe, a huge KISS fan who gave us a fantastic interview! All this, plus live cuts and studio out-takes? Of course! It’s PodKISSt!
What with KISS being the most visual band in the world, we figured it was about time we tried to do something visual too!
So as an experiment, we’re presenting PodKISSt #26 in a special, all-new enhanced format!
When played, this show will feature images specially timed to accompany the audio.
You can watch it here or download it to your computer. Looks great on an iPod!!!
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Our celebration of all things “Sonic Boom!” Thanks to our friend Alex (BagBoy on the forums), Ken was able to land a great interview with artist extraordinaire Michael Doret. Mr. Doret spoke at length about his involvement with KISS, from the days of “Rock and Roll Over” through 2009′s “Sonic Boom” album. Plus, we bring you our exclusive coverage of KISS’ triumphant 2009 residency at KISStoric Cobo Hall in Detroit. Live and studio rarities… insights and interviews… it’s all here! And if it’s too loud, you’re too old!
At long last, we have 11 new tunes to keep us rockin’ and rollin’ for years to come.
To celebrate this moment in KISStory, PodKISSt hosted a live, international call-in program where members of the KISS Army got a chance to weigh in on these new KISS Klassics!
What happens when a larger-than-life band explodes onto on the silver screen?
On this edition of PodKISSt, we go to the movies with the hottest band in the world!
First, we had the pleasure of interviewing the great Lisa Jane Persky, better known as Dirty Dee from “KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park.” This was… without a doubt… the funniest, raunchiest, and sexiest PodKISSt interview we’ve done so far! Definitely NOT for kids!!! You will NEVER watch this movie the same way again!!! And if you’re a KISS fan, you owe it to yourself to check out the AMAZING t-shirt Lisa’s offering through ebay (click the link below). It’s the ULTIMATE shirt for any KISS Army member, and for anyone who loves “Phantom of the Park” as much as we do!
And if that’s not enough, check out Part 2 of this installment for our exclusive interview with “Detroit Rock City” filmmaker Adam Rifkin! Grab your popcorn and hold onto your seats!
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In part two of our cinematic celebration, we bring you our exclusive PodKISSt interview with “Detroit Rock City” director Adam Rifkin… and plenty of the KISS goodies you’ve come to expect from PodKISSt, your favorite audio fanzine!
We also take a look at the fantastic comedy film “Role Models,” another movie in which the KISS phenomenon features heavily. If you haven’t seen this one already, what are you waiting for? Go rent it!
So face front, KISS Army! This one’s for you!!!
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At long last, KISS Army members and Rock Soldiers alike can rejoice; Ace’s new album has arrived, and it rocks! In this installment, our 2nd call-in live show, we are joined by Tim and Julian from KISSfaq who share their insights into this next chapter in Ace’s career. Thanks to everyone who listened and called in, and be sure to buy the amazing new Ace Frehley album… DO IT!
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Can you guess who called the PodKISSt this morning?
Can you guess who called the PodKISSt this morning?
On this edition of PodKISSt we celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the KISS Coffeehouse with content you won’t hear elsewhere! Once again, Mike and Geoff made the trek down to Myrtle Beach for the annual celebration that has become the Woodstock of the KISS Army! They got the latest scoop on things to come from KISSonline webmaster Keith Leroux, met the folks working behind-the-scenes at the Coffeehouse, and best of all… they got an exclusive interview with KISS drummer ERIC SINGER! Many thanks to Eric, Keith, and everyone at the Coffeehouse for making this another great celebration of all things KISS, to Ken for the fantastic artwork, and to Geoff and Mike for making PodKISSt proud!
In 1987, the Space Ace returned to airwaves and concert stages with his brand new band, Frehley’s Comet. On this edition of PodKISSt, we’re joined by Tod Howarth, keyboardist, guitarist, songwriter, and erstwhile Frehley’s Comet member. Tod shares insights from an impressive career playing alongside artists like Ace, Cheap Trick, and Ted Nugent. Plus, he treats us to an EXCLUSIVE acoustic rendition of the Comet classic “Calling to You,” recorded just for you… the PodKISSt listeners! Tod, you rock! (Check out www.todhowarth.com for more news and info.)