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The history and legacy of KISS is a complicated one, but according to Thayer, it’s the music that fans keep flocking to.

“There’s new fans coming in at a faster rate than anybody even imagined,” Thayer said. “I think that over half the people at our shows on this tour are new fans. It actually surprised us. Although some people are very sentimental about the beginnings of the band, and not that it’s not important, it’s really about looking ahead and looking forward.”

Even if that forward means a KISS without Gene or Paul?

“As strange as that sounds, I think it’s a possibility,” Thayer said. “Especially in a group like KISS. KISS has never been a band that’s played by the rules. It’s always been about finding new ground and thinking outside the box.”

“It’s already happened with 50 percent of the band already,” Thayer said with a laugh. “It’s definitely not out of the question.”



McFarland Publishers has released a new book, Encyclopedia Of KISS: Music, Personnel, Events And Related Subjects. Written by pop culture authority Brett Weiss, it is the world’s first encyclopedia on the self-proclaimed “Hottest Band In The World.”


Encyclopedia Of KISS is a comprehensive reference guide to virtually everything in the KISS universe, featuring detailed information on the band’s songs, albums, games, toys, tours, television and movie appearances, family members, girlfriends, collectibles, comic books, solo work and much more, including replacement members Eric Carr, Vinnie Vincent, Bruce Kulick, Mark St. John, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer.

You can read the first few pages of Encyclopedia Of KISS: Music, Personnel, Events And Related Subjects here: http://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-Kiss-Personnel-Related-Subjects/dp/0786498021/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=breweiworofwo-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=2PHYFUAVJFYDMVCY&creativeASIN=0786498021#reader_0786498021

KISS Announce Monster Japan Tour 2013

VIA: Bravewords.com

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

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Finnish Thrash Band Tornado; Kuopio, Finland


I recently got to interview the new Finnish thrash band Tornado at Henry’s Pub in Kuopio, Finland right before their show.

Superstar Joey Severance talked about their brand of thrash metal describing it as sleezy thrash and how image plays an important role in music just as much as the music itself.

Check out the Video interview below to hear the whole interview

KISS Drummer Eric Singer – “Most Of The Fans Don’t Have A Fucking Clue About What It’s Like To Be In A Band”

KISS drummer Eric Singer sat down with This Is Rock magazine’s Marko Syrajala to discuss the Monster tour, the Spider, KISS fandom, the future of KISS, and more. An excerpt of the chat follows:

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