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KISS – 25 New Dates Added For End Of The Road Tour!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on November 26, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Just announced – 25 NEW dates added in the U.S. for the End Of The Road Tour!

VIP packages on sale 11/27 at 10am local, KISS Army pre-sale begins 11/28 at 9am local and general onsale begins 12/3 at 10am local.

Visit Kissonline.com for full dates and info.

LONG LIVE KISS.

STONE.

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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.

Gene Simmons Will Be Featured At First Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp In Canada, This May 14th – 17th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , on April 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Gene Simmons - Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp - May - 2015 - #KMO78

The legendary Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp that has been making dreams come true in the U.S. for the past 18 years is now launching in Canada. The first-ever Canadian camp will take place in Calgary, Alberta from May 14th – 17th, 2015, and features the Rock Legend, singer-songwriter, businessman, arena football co-owner of the LA KISS and media icon – Gene Simmons.

Simmons will be visiting Calgary to excite the Rockers of Canada and bring awareness to this life-changing experience. The Rock Legend has been involved with previous Rock Camps, and is excited to pass on his knowledge and Rock out with Canadian Rockers like you!

“Mentoring adult and young rockers at the fantasy camp has always been an amazingly rewarding experience for me,” says Simmons. “I enjoy teaching and handing over lessons I’ve learned from the business to musicians and upcoming talent”.

CLICK HERE for full details on Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp Calgary

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* For more info on KISS:

Website: www.kissonline.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE GENE SIMMONS.

LONG LIVE GEORGE LYNCH.

Stone.

KISS – Will Not Play In Any Lineup For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the KISS Facebook page, on February 23rd, 2014:

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME STATEMENT FROM KISS

To All Our Fans In Regards To The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:

Out of respect, Ace and Peter’s recent statements demand a quick response to you, our fans.

Our intention was to celebrate the entire history of KISS and give credit to all members including present long time members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer, and additionally Bruce Kulick and Eric Carr all who have made this band what it is, regardless of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s point of view.

Although KISS has moved forward far longer without them, Ace and Peter are at the very foundation of what we have built and this would all be impossible had they not been a part of it in the beginning.

It is over 13 years since the original lineup has played together in make-up and we believe the memory of those times would not be enhanced. Contrary to claims made through the media we have never refused to play with Ace and Peter.

We have spent 40 years dedicated to building KISS without quitting or wavering as the band has moved forward with huge tours and platinum albums through different important lineups for forty years, to this day.

KISS has always been a band unlike any other. That is why we started KISS. That is why we continue KISS. Being unlike other bands also means making choices and decisions unlike other bands.

This is understandably an emotional situation where there is no way to please everyone.

To bring this to a quick end, we have decided not to play in any line-up and we will focus our attention on celebrating our induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

We are excited and are looking forward to seeing you all on the KISS 40th Anniversary worldwide tour.

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* For more info on KISS:

Website: http://www.kissonline.com

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LONG LIVE KISS.

Stone.

KISS – Gene Simmons And Paul Stanley Are Guitar World Cover Story Feature For April 2014 Issue!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, magazines, Metal, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Kiss - Guitar World - promo cover pic - 2014 - Gene Simmons - Paul Stanley

KISS – Take a look above at the forthcoming April (2014) cover of Guitar World! Now this is a KISS Kollectible that should not be missed! I’m gonna get my issue! Whoa! 2014 is a prolific year for KISS; this iconic band will be celebrating their 40th year of Heavy Rock domination and being (finally) inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Hell yeah, hallelujah and Metal be thy name!

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* For more info on KISS:

Website: http://www.kissonline.com

* For more info on GUITAR WORLD:

Website: http://www.guitarworld.com

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LONG LIVE KISS.

KISS ARMY FOREVER.

LONG LIVE GUITAR WORLD.

Stone.

KISS Kollectibles – Wanna See My Gene Simmons Christmas Ornament? It’s Really Cool…

Posted in christmas, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music collectibles, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on December 8, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

KISS - Gene Simmons Ornament - front pic - 2012

KISS KOLLECTIBLES – That’s it at the top! That’s my really cool Gene Simmons Christmas Ornament! Whoa! My family bought this KISS Kollectible for me a couple of weeks ago; they found it at Walgreens (a large retail & pharmaceutical store).

It cost $5 (U.S.) if you buy 2 of any similar kind; otherwise the ornament costs $5.99. Apparently, this was the only KISS ornament left for sale! Metal be thy name! The box measures approximately 3.5″ x 5.25″.

For those who’ve never seen a Walgreens, here’s a look:

Walgreens Store - Photo - 2012

Here’s what the side panel to this KISS Christmas ornament box looks like:

KISS - Gene Simmons - Ornament - side panel - 2012

Here’s what the top of this KISS ornament box looks like:

KISS - Gene Simmons - Ornament Box Top - 2012

Here’s all the boring manufacturing info found on the KISS ornament box bottom:

KISS - Gene Simmons - box bottom pic! - 2012

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For more info on KISS, click on the link below!

http://www.kissonline.com

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LONG LIVE KISS.

LONG LIVE GENE SIMMONS.

LONG LIVE KISS KOLLECTIBLES.

Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad and…

Happy Holidays!

Stone.

KISS “DYNASTY” – An Old School Flashback To 1979

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

KISS DYNASTY – 1979 was an interesting year. In sports, the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XIII by a score of 35-31, at the Miami Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. Five days later, I turned thirteen years old. (Yes, I am the same age as the Super Bowl, in case you didn’t notice). This was a grand year for the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the Pittsburgh Pirates also became World Champions too, by winning the World Series against the Baltimore Orioles in seven games. This was after the Pirates were down in the World Series three games to one. “We Are Family”! Yes, Sister Sledge will forever be most famous for this Pittsburgh Pirates theme song of 1979.

Jimmy Carter was serving as the 39th President of The United States, with Vice President Walter Mondale by his side. There were extremely long lines at the gasoline pumps in the U.S. due to an “oil crisis”. A partial core meltdown accident occurred at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Facility, on March 28, 1979, in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Three huge news stories involved Pennsylvania in 1979: the World Series Champions, the Super Bowl Champions and Three Mile Island. Now that’s Pennsylvania trivia for you! Of course there were countless other news stories going on around the world in 1979… KISS releasing their seventh studio album Dynasty was one of them.

As a thirteen year old KISS fan, I was psyched-out when I first learned of Dynasty being released. I was not a full-fledged Metalhead just yet and KISS was heavy-duty stuff for my ears at that age. I remember seeing the KISS Dynasty advertisement on the back cover of many comic books, well before it’s release, making it all the more exciting to me. When I first heard I Was Made For Lovin’ You on FM radio, I was hooked! You have to look at my age and the time period of this KISS album being released, to truly understand why I Was Made For Lovin’ You was a big deal.

Fast forward to 2011 and many (if not the majority) of KISS fans both young and old, will wince at putting I Was Made For Lovin’ You at the top of the list of all-time KISS Klassics. Honestly, I still like this song, only it’s not the greatest KISS song ever recorded. I may not get the ostrich bumps up and down my arms from this song, as I did back in 1979, yet tastes change and so did this iconic KISS group. My biggest pet peeve about I Was Made For Lovin’ You is it being singled out as a (gulp) Disco song. Ouch. Sure, this song has some “dance in it’s step”, still, it isn’t Donna Summer’s MacArthur Park from 1978 either. The Village People were Disco. Metal be thy name.

Charisma and Sure Know Something are my two favorite songs from Dynasty. I’ve always loved hearing Gene Simmons play that rich, deep bass on Sure Know Something. Gene’s vocals on Charisma were fun then, they still are entertaining as ever for me today. 2,000 Man is a Hard Rock Klassic, Ace Frehley sings this song with timeless coolness. This was and always will be a fun KISS album to listen to, not to be misunderstood as a Classic Rock masterpiece. Dynasty is a very decent album from KISS. These were KISS songs that reflected this era of Rock ‘n’ Roll, not to be misjudged as songs meant to change the course of Rock history.

For several years after the release of Dynasty, I had the KISS poster that came inside the album jacket hanging on my bedroom wall. My wife remembers, as a young kid, having this same poster hanging on the back of her bedroom door for years as well. Neither one of us kept this Klassic KISS poster, however, we both still have our respective copies of Dynasty on vinyl! Go figure. By the way… my copy of Dynasty is in better condition than my wife’s copy. Don’t anyone tell her I said that.

* KISS DYNASTY was released in May of 1979, on Casablanca Records.

* DYNASTY was produced by Vini Poncia.

Track Listing For KISS DYNASTY:

I Was Made For Lovin’ You

2,000 Man

Sure Know Something

Dirty Livin’

Charisma

Magic Touch

Hard Times

X-Ray Eyes

Save Your Love

* Per request of Tokyo Five who sent me the pic of the KISS DYNASTY poster, here it is, in all it’s KISS Klassic glory:

* For more info on KISS, just click here: KISS

LONG LIVE KISS.

KISS SHOULD BE INDUCTED IN THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME… DAMMIT.

Stone.

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