KISS will return to Japan for four shows this October. The band have scheduled the following dates:
19 – Makuhari Messe Arena – Tokyo, Japan
21 – Osaka Castle Hall – Osaka, Japan
23 – Budokan – Tokyo, Japan
24 – Budokan -Tokyo, Japan
Check out a special site dedicated to KISS’ upcoming Japanese dates at this location.
KISS vocalist/guitarist Paul Stanley and vocalist/bassist Gene Simmons will appear on The Today Show on September 10th during the 10am hour. They will be promoting the new KISS book, Nothin’ To Lose.
Nothin’ to Lose: The Making of KISS (1972-1975) chronicles, for the first time, the crucial formative years of the legendary rock band KISS, culminating with the groundbreaking success of their classic 1975 album Alive! and the smash single ‘Rock And Roll All Nite’, a song that nearly four decades later remains one of rock’s most enduring anthems. Drawing on more than two hundred interviews, the book offers a captivating and intimate fly-on-the-wall account of their launch, charting the struggles and ultimate victories that led them to the threshold of superstardom.
Constructed as an oral history, the book includes original interviews with Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss, as well as with producers; engineers; management; record company personnel; roadies; club owners; booking agents; concert promoters; costume, stage, and art designers; rock photographers; publicists; and key music journalists.
Many of KISS’ musical contemporaries from the time, most of whom shared concert bills with the band on their early tours, also lend their perspective via new interviews; these include: BOB SEGER, ALICE COOPER, and TED NUGENT, as well as members of AEROSMITH, BLACK SABBATH, RUSH, SLADE, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, MOTT THE HOOPLE, JOURNEY, REO SPEEDWAGON, STYX, THE NEW YORK DOLLS, IGGY & THE STOOGES, THE RAMONES, and URIAH HEEP, among others.
The result is an indelible and irresistible portrait of a band on the rise and of the music scene they changed forever.