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GENE SIMMONS – Is Cover Feature For August 2015 Issue Of UK’s Bass Guitar Magazine

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, rock music with tags , , , , , on July 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Gene Simmons - Bass Guitar Magazine - cover feature promo pic - 2015 - #KMOMMSSOTF

Check out Gene Simmons on the cover of the August 2015 issue of UK’s Bass Guitar Magazine. Pretty cool, I think. Whoa and Metal Be Thy Name!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE GENE SIMMONS.

LONG LIVE KISS.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – May 20th… KISS “Unmasked” Was Released To The World

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 20, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Kiss - Unmasked - promo album cover pic - 1980 - #052080KMO

On May 20th, 1980KISS released their eighth studio album: Unmasked. Shocking Fact Alert #1: Although not credited, the drummer for this entire album was Anton Fig and not Peter Criss. Now that the shock has hopefully subsided, onwards we go. Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley do play on every song on Unmasked. I just had to reinforce that info, just in case someone was wondering and started to panic. (I pause to laugh and quickly regain control).

This album was released via Casablanca Records, with a large poster inserted inside the album’s jacket. My two favorite songs from this album are: Is That You? and What Makes The World Go ‘Round. I even dig the song Shandi. Truth be told, I really like this KISS album and have no problem recommending it to anyone. This isn’t the greatest KISS album ever and it isn’t the worst either. The Elder will always be the freaking worst KISS album ever recorded; that is a fact and tell ’em Stone says so.

Kiss - Unmasked - Stones used vinyl pic - #05339MOK

Above: The front cover to my KISS Unmasked album. Some years ago I had flood waters destroy my record collection, save for a dozen or so. Yes, that life event super-sucked infected goat testicles. However, this album was one that was elevated above the water. Go figure.

Billy Squier - Emotions In Motion - promo album cover pic - #00993MOBSCR83

My first copy of Unmasked was an 8-track version. I bought this 8-track, with loot from my mother, from a (now defunct) department store called Caldor. Around 1983, I traded my Billy Squier Emotions In Motion vinyl for a used copy of Unmasked on vinyl, while in high school. A decent trade, I believe. Long ago trade aside, Billy Squier is alright in my Metal book. The 8-track and 8-track player I had are long gone. That kinda sucks. Some years ago, I finally upgraded to CD, with Unmasked. Why it took me so long to upgrade Unmasked to CD? I just don’t know, go figure.

Village People - Macho Man - promo album cover pic - #3993MOVPOMG

Shocking Fact Alert #2: Did you know that the Village People were signed to Casablanca Records too? KISS and The Village People shared the same record label. That should keep you up at night tossing and turning. WTF!?

KISS "Unmasked" Poster

That’s me holding my Unmasked poster, above! Whoa!

I’ve always enjoyed looking at the album artwork for Unmasked. Who was the artist? Victor Stabin. You can learn more about this exceptional artist and view his works by clicking here: http://www.victorstabin.com.

Kiss - Unmasked - CD - back cover - track listing - 1980 - #33MOAF0520

Above: The back cover to the KISS Unmasked CD, with track listing. Whoa!

This KISS album has always reminded me of Summer. Once again, I just don’t know, go figure. I have traded away many, many terrific items, throughout the years. My vinyl of Unmasked and its poster I could never think of parting with. Then again, who knows? Go figure and Metal be thy name. – Stone

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE KISS.

LONG LIVE VINYL.

Stone.

THE DEAD DAISIES – Opening For The Legendary KISS On June European Tour And Australian Tour This October

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on March 19, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Kiss - Dead Daisies - world tour - 2015 promo banner - #00833DDKMO

As reported on The Dead Daisies newsletter:

“Who wouldn’t be psyched to get to play in a band opening for the mighty KISS? I am looking forward, as I always will, to playing with The Dead Daisies, opening for KISS on their October Australian run!

This is the band that started it all for me! KISS records were the rock and drumming bibles in which I learned what great rock music is and honed my drum skills as a little kid! To fast forward decades and be able to share their stage as a drummer is a complete honor! Hope to see ya there!”

– Brian Tichy (Drummer) The Dead Daisies

EUROPEAN KISS TOUR DATES

  • Jun 02 Hamburg, O2 Arena, Germany
  • Jun 03 Berlin, O2 Arena, Germany
  • Jun 04   Leipzig Arena, Germany
  • Jun 06   Vienna, Rock in Vienna Festival, Austria
  • Jun 08  Prague, O2 Arena, Czech Republic
  • Jun 10  Zurich, Hallenstadion, Switzerland
  • Jun 11   Verona Arena, Italy
  • Jun 14  Download 2015 Festival, Parkham, United Kingdom
  • Jun 16  Paris, Le Zenith, France
  • Jun 18   Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome, Holland
  • Jun 19  Graspop Festival,Dessel, Belgium
  • Jun 21   Barcelona, Palau San Jordi Fest, Spain
  • Jun 22   Madrid, Barclay Card Arena, Spain

Kiss - Dead Daisies - Australia - world tour - 2015 - promo flyer - #090633DDKMO

AUSTRALIAN KISS TOUR DATES

  • Oct 3 Perth Arena
  • Oct 6 Adelaide Entertainment Centre
  • Oct 8 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
  • Oct 10 Sydney AllPhones Arena
  • Oct 12 Newcastle Entertainment Centre
  • Oct 13 Brisbane Entertainment Centre

MORE DATES TBA

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KISS.

LONG LIVE THE DEAD DAISIES.

LONG LIVE HEAVY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL.

Stone.

KISS “40” Compilation 2CD SteelBook Edition Available Exclusively In Germany!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , on January 16, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Kiss - 40 compilation - Germany - steel book - #2015KGS

As reported on the KISS Facebook:

German KISS fans watch out!

The anniversary celebrations go on with the KISS 40 compilation now available exclusively for Germany as a limited and numbered 2CD SteelBook Edition!

Featuring an exclusive 3D lenticular magnet and KISS patch! Get your copy here: http://amzn.to/1zA0zos

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* For more info on KISS:

Website: www.kissonline.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KISS.

LONG LIVE GERMANY.

Stone.

KISS KRUISE V – Pre-Sale Registration Info

Posted in classic rock, cruises, Hard Rock, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on December 31, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

KISS Kruise V - large logo - #2015 - OCTNOV

As reported on KISS Facebook:

We can’t wait to celebrate this milestone of a 5th Kruise with you and are excited to recreate KISS ALIVE in its entirety and in order, dressed as we were in 1975.

We are also planning to play a few songs we have never played live and deep cuts for our sail away show as we set sail for Jamaica on KISS KRUISE V.

Join us on The KISS Kruise, sailing October 30th – November 3rd from Miami to Jamaica!

Register for the pre-sale NOW at:

http://www.thekisskruise.com/?utm_source=partner&utm_medium=fb&utm_campaign=presale

KISS Kruise V - promo banner - #2015OCTNOV - #001

* For more info on KISS:

Website: www.kissonline.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KISS.

LONG LIVE ROCK & ROLL.

Stone.

KISS – Japan Tour Dates 2015

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Kiss - Japan Tour - promo flyer - 2015 - #122014

The super legendary KISS will return to Japan with five concerts in February and March of 2015!

KISS Japan Tour Dates:

Feb 23 @ Nippon Gaishi Hall – Nagoya

Feb 25 @ Osaka Castle Hall – Osaka

Feb 26 @ Hiroshima Sun Plaza – Hiroshima

Feb 28 @ Sekisui Heim Super Arena – Sendai

Mar 3 @ Tokyo Dome – Tokyo

Visit http://udo.jp/Artists/Kiss/index.html for full details.

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Source: Facebook KISS

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KISS.

LONG LIVE JAPAN.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

KISS – European Concerts 2015 – Concert Club Ticket Pre-Sales Live Now!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on November 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

KISS - publicity band photo - red white blue Kiss logo - 2014

2015 European Concerts

As reported on the KISS Facebook page:

KISS Concert Club exclusive ticket / VIP package pre-sales are taking place now for the following KISS European concerts:

June 02 – O2 Arena – Hamburg, Germany

June 03 – O2 Arena – Berlin, Germany

June 04 – Leipzig Arena – Leipzig, Germany

June 08 – Prague O2 Arena – Prague, Czech Republic

June 11 – Verona Arena – Verona, Italy

June 18 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, Holland

If you are a KISS Concert Club member already, log in now to get your access code.

If you are not a member, join the KISS Concert Club now at http://www.kissonline.com/join to get access to these pre-sales.

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* For more info on KISS:

Website: www.kissonline.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KISS.

LONG LIVE ROCK N’ ROLL.

Stone.

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