Eric Carr Remembered with Gary Corbett Pt2 – Ep266

Eric Carr Remembered with Gary Corbett Pt2 – Ep266

The guys are back this week to pick up where they left off with Gary Corbett reliving more Eric Carr memories. The conversation picks up with much more home video commentary including KISS‘ appearance at the Monsters of Rock festival in 1988, run  ins with wild fans in Budapest Hungary, a strange trip to Iceland, and much more video from the road. Eric Carr Memories   The guys also wrap things up with a discussion…

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Eric Carr Remembered with Gary Corbett Pt1 – Ep265

Eric Carr Remembered with Gary Corbett Pt1 – Ep265

Former KISS keyboardist and friend of Eric Carr joins the guys this week to celebrate the life of the late drummer on the 25th anniversary of his loss. Gary joined KISS in 1987 for the Crazy Nights tour and remained with the band throughout 1990’s Hot in the Shade tour. During this period he developed a close bond with Eric Carr as the two would spend much of their free time entertaining each other on…

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KISS Retro-Active – Hot In The Shade (1989)

KISS Retro-Active – Hot In The Shade (1989)

“When I was seventeen, found out just what it means If you can get it free, it just ain’t worth a damn When I heard the preacher say, don’t throw your life away I got that message, and I wrote it on the wall” – “Cadillac Dreams” Continuing the KISSmas in July Retro-active articles, we take a look back at 1989’s Hot In The Shade album and ask the question, can you “Read My Body”…

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In Defense of Vinnie Vincent (KISSmas in July 2016)

In Defense of Vinnie Vincent (KISSmas in July 2016)

Vincent Cusano.  The spawn of two Connecticut musicians born in 1952, little Vinnie would grow up to be among the most revered musicians in the history of Rock and Pop music.  Did I say revered?  Sorry.  I meant despised.  Detested.  Loathed.  Abhorred.  Shunned?  Described as a thief, a paranoid megalomaniac, his own worst enemy, wife beater, cross dresser or collector of dog carcasses there seems to be only one positive adjective that even Vinnie‘s biggest detractors…

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Ace Stories with Crazy Joe Renda – Ep249

Ace Stories with Crazy Joe Renda – Ep249

Producer and longtime friend of Ace Frehley, Crazy Joe Renda stops by to share Ace Stories about everyone’s favorite spaceman. Joe first came to prominence in KISS fan circles with the novelty song, ‘Eugene‘ released under the moniker of Crazy Joe & The Variable Speed Band. The song would go down in KISSTORY as Ace Frehley‘s first musical project outside of the band as he’s a co-writer and co-producer of the song. Joe also founded…

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KISS: Freedom To Rock, Colorado Springs, CO

KISS: Freedom To Rock, Colorado Springs, CO

I’ll always remember where I was on March 28th 1988. It was on that date nearly 30 years ago, I experienced my first KISS concert. It was the Crazy Nights tour and I was 3rd row center. On that night my lifelong commitment to the KISS Army was cemented. As I watched KISS from the front row at Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, CO, I was reminded of that night and why KISS is so special. It…

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Odyssey – Examining Music From The Elder

Odyssey – Examining Music From The Elder

Odyssey: The Definitive Examination of Music From the Elder.  KISS‘ Controversial Concept Album Tim McPhate & Julian Gill KissFAQ Publishing 506 Pages It’s hard to tell what Paul Stanley wants to talk about less than KISS’ 13th studio album.  Maybe KISS Meets The Phantom of the Park.  Maybe.  And that attitude has manifested itself as a divide in the KISS Army.  Some find it a nice respite from the KISS catalog. To others, it’s a…

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KISS Retro-Active – Animalize (1984)

KISS Retro-Active – Animalize (1984)

“How many times have they lied with the truth in their eyes Treat you like dirt, wasting the days of our lives They try and deny it, ain’t gonna buy it, just look around Before it’s all over, it’s gonna get rough“ I’ve Had Enough (Into The Fire) Continuing the feature to celebrate KISSmas in July, we retro-review KISS’ twelfth studio album Animalize. Animalize marked the only appearance by lead guitarist Mark St. John, who…

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KISS Shoulda Been a Single – Ep248

KISS Shoulda Been a Single – Ep248

The podfather, Ken Mills, joins Chris & Aaron this week for KISS Shoulda Been a Single as KISSMAS in July rolls on! In this long form discussion and music episode, the guys each pick 5 songs from all of KISStory that they think shoulda been a single. These could be songs that would have rescued ill-fated albums in the KISS catalog as well as songs that could have made a successful album even more successful….

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KISSm: Life in a KISS Tribute Band

KISSm: Life in a KISS Tribute Band

KISSm: Life in a KISS Tribute Band A Video By Rockin’ Ron Runyon Ever wonder what it’s like to walk in the shoes of your favorite Rock Band? Well, if that band is KISS then you’re walking in platform boots. That’s just what Rocky Mountain area KISS tribute band KISSm get to do for a few shows a year. Michael Morrow (Starchild), Jeffrey Sekera (Demon), Craig Jahns (Spaceman), and Gregory Alan Koch (Catman) are talented musicians from local…

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