My Issues With KISS

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KISS is...

Great: The hottest band in the land
2
6%
Good: I love it loud
4
13%
Fair: God gave rock & roll to you
9
28%
Poor: Tears are falling
9
28%
Awful: All hell's breakin' loose
8
25%
 
Total votes: 32

Herb Tarlek
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Postby Herb Tarlek » Fri Feb 24, 2006 11:09 pm

Although KISS may be a joke now, keep in mind this tidbit of info:

To date, Kiss has sold somewhere between 60-80 million records worldwide. From 1976-1979 Kiss was voted "Most Popular Group in the World", over the Beatles and Led Zeppelin. Kiss also holds the record for the most albums in the Top 100 Simultaneously, charting with 5 entries. The only other artist to come close is Elvis Presley

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Postby Jake » Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:01 am

I bet you can find similar stats for N*Sync or Garth Brooks.

Still, KISS Army Forever!

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Postby worpswede » Sat Feb 25, 2006 9:24 pm

Herb Tarlek wrote: Is he ever out of character? Frankly I think that he's lived the egotistical rock star life for so long that his grip on reality is really quite tenuous. In fact he kind of reminds me of a televangelist or motivational speaker when he's in interviews, so full of himself as if he has the answers to everything in life.

Agreed. Seriously Herb, check out that Paul Stanley link I posted. It's the funniest thing I've heard so far this year and it supports everything you've said. There's banter from his solo tour of clubs a few years ago and he still delivers the same shit for a Toad's crowd like it was Madison Square Garden.

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Postby miss carol » Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:54 am

Ladies and gentlemen, Paul Stanley:

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Postby worpswede » Sun Jul 29, 2007 2:49 am

paulstanley.com wrote:During sound check yesterday, my heart spontaneously jumped to 190 plus beats per minute where it stayed for over an hour necessitating paramedics to start an IV and give me a shot to momentarily stop my heart and get it into a normal pattern. Not knowing if this episode was life threatening made it even more exhausting. After consulting with both the paramedics and a cardiologist at Cedar Sinai, they confirmed my worst fear. They said that I would put myself at risk if I tried to do the show.

I’m very proud of Gene, Tommy and Eric for carrying on without me. I apologize to anyone I disappointed and I’ll make it up to you when I see you again.

Unbelieveable. Instead of cancelling a date at a motherfucking casino, Kiss performs as a trio without Paul Stanley and with only one founding member, Gene Simmons.

kissonline.com wrote:Last night an extraordinary page was written in KISSTORY. At the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, California, last stop of the band’s 2007 ‘Hit & Run’ mini Tour, KISS performed as a TRIO for the first time ever. Immediately following the band’s sound check, Paul Stanley suddenly fell ill, with what was later determined to be a “cardiac event”.

Once it was determined by emergency medical staff that Paul could not perform, there was talk that the show would need to be canceled. It was Paul himself, who insisted that the band play the show without him. Paul was concerned that fans had traveled long distances and because of the band's individual schedules the show could not be rescheduled.

KISS Manager Doc McGhee then took the stage to announce to the crowd that Paul was sick and unable to perform but that Gene wanted to speak with the fans. Gene asked the audience if they wanted him, Tommy & Eric to perform. The crowd responded with a defeaning chant of yes, yes, yes. With that, Gene announced that the concert (If they could pull it off), was a tribute to “The Greatest Voice in Rock and Roll - Rock God Paul Stanley”.

With Paul en route to the hospital - Gene,Tommy and Eric played their hearts out in honor of their stricken leader! The set list evolved as the night progressed and KISS blasted their way into the hot night air - valiantly trying to hold it together minus the band’s heart & soul. In an emotionally charged moment, Gene told the crowd that he was an only child, but nevertheless had a brother – Paul Stanley! ‘Christine Sixteen' brought 11 invited fans onto the stage to help perform the song, and added a bit of lighthearted fun to the pensive night.

The trio went on to perform a full set including classics and rarities - ‘Watchin’ You’, ‘Goin’ Blind’, ‘Nothing to Lose’, ‘Black Diamond’, ‘Cold Gin’, ‘She’, and ‘Parasite’. The sold out arena was filled with dedicated fans who appreciated what a unique night this really was, despite its bittersweet nature, and rocked hard & loud. As the final chords of ‘Rock & Roll All Night’ were struck, and the last jets of flames and confetti shot into the night sky, everyone realized what they had just witnessed was simply great music performed by dedicated, extraordinary musicians who really gave it their all, and then some.

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Postby worpswede » Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:32 pm

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Postby creepy » Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:47 pm

slow weekend?

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Postby grounded5am » Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:44 pm

i think it says a lot when a band is playing at casinos.

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Postby Sven Killer Robot Spacema » Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:59 pm

grounded5am wrote:i think it says a lot when a band is playing at casinos.


It's not really a stigma, Rancid played Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.
Two of the biggest acts in music that appeal to the teenie boppers, Beyonce and Timberlake are there this summer.

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Postby grounded5am » Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:58 pm

well around here it seems to be. more a less a place for wash ups, has beens, and one hit wonders. the occasional hit maker will play these places, but that's usually in the form of jay leno or someone like that.


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