FOX NEWS JULY-2006

MEET AND GREET TED POLEY

FRIDAY JULY 21- OSAKA JAPAN

EACH GUEST RECEIVES A GIFT BAG FROM TED WHICH CONTAINS:
1 COLLATERAL DAMAGE CD -BRAND NEW 2006!
Ted's Brand New 2006 Solo Cd- if you already have Collateral Damage cd, you
can request either BIG or USAcoustica CD instead!)
NEW 8 X 10 PROMO PHOTO OF TED - SPECIAL EXCLUSIVE PHOTO FOR JAPAN FANS MEET
AND GREET ONLY, CUSTOM SOUVENIER GUITAR PICK, STICKER, MAYBE MORE!

SESSION ALSO INCLUDES:
UNLIMITED PERSONAL PHOTOS WITH TED
Bring your own camera ,Ted will be happy to pose with you for your own
personal photos

UNLIMITED AUTOGRAPH SESSION
NO time limit. Everyone will get whatever items they bring personally signed
by Ted.
Ted will sign any item including the new cd,and new promo photo!

PERSONAL CONVERSATION!
Ted loves to speak with his fans! This is a special event specifically so
that Ted can speak personally to, and MEET the fans ,so dont be shy ,if you
have ever wanted to meet Ted in person, this is a VERY RARE chance to hang out
with Ted!
Everyone who participates in this event is 100% GUARANTEED to meet Ted
personally.

DATE: FRIDAY JULY 21
CITY AND VENUE: OSAKA, JAPAN- EXACT LOCATION TO BE REVEALED WITH YOUR
PERSONAL GUEST INVITATION.
PRICE: TO BE ADDED TO OUR GUEST LIST AND RECEIVE THE INVITATION BY EMAIL,AND
THE GIFT BAG, THE COST IS: $50 U.S.
(non-refundable however if you can't make it at the last minute,your gift
package will autographed and mailed to you)- ADMISSION IS ONLY AVAILABLE BY
GUEST LIST. (we need to know how many gift bags to bring with us!)
COME WITH A FRIEND! - 2 PEOPLE SPECIAL $95. (both fans will get the gift bag
with photo and cd and other souveniers!)
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ONLY

Questions or to order e-mail Ted Poley Meet and Greet!
PAYMENT BY PAYPAL (paypal $50 FOR 1 GUEST or $95 FOR 2 GUESTS) to
_tedpoley1@aol.com_ (mailto:tedpoley1@aol.com) OR POSTAL MONEY ORDER
sent to :
TED POLEY
150 ROTH AVE
HELLERTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA 18055 USA
MUST BE PAID BY JULY 7 2006.
You will receive an E-TICKET to print out as confirmation and your name will
be placed on our GUEST LIST AND THE EXACT LOCATION OF THE EVENT WILL BE
REVEALED TO YOU..
INVITATIONS ARE VERY LIMITED SO ORDER EARLY!.
Questions or to order e-mail Ted Poley Meet and Greet!

Visit The Offical Ted Poley Website.

 





Hi there everyone and welcome to the July 2006 edition of FoxNews!

While some new him as a close friend, others only knew him throughhis music ... but EVERYONE who knew Eric Carr loved him for thekind, friendly, generous, talented, loving person that he was.Even though its been nearly 15 years since he lost his battlewith cancer, Eric's family, friends and fans have continued todo all they can to help keep his music and memory alive.
As most of you know, Eric would have been 56 this July 12th andas a way to celebrate his birthday, his life and his music, thenewly released 4th episode of Amplified features a very specialmusical tribute Eric with songs picked out by his fans! To downloador listen to this special 2-hour edition of the show, log ontohttp://amplifiedradio.podshowcreator.com.
And don't forget join the FREE official EricCarr.com mailing list! Sign up today and be the first to receive email updates withthe latest info on upcoming interviews, metal news, new Amplifiedpodcast announcements and more! And best of all IT'S FREE! Simplyemail us by emailing us at amplified247@yahoo.com and we'll takecare of the rest! If you're interested in meeting and chattingwith over 200 other Eric Carr fans from all over the world, makesure to visit www.myspace.com and join the official EricCarr.comgroup: http://groups.myspace.com/EricCarrFamily.

Thank you all for continuing to help us keep Eric's music andmemory alive!

 

With that said, here's what's happening in the world of KISS:

Universal in Japan will release KISS' Lick It Up - The DefinitiveDVD on August 23rd. The DVD will feature the following tracks:'I Love It Loud', 'Rise To It', 'All Hells Breaking Loose', 'HeavensOn Fire', 'Thrills In The Night', 'Tears Are Falling', 'Who WantsTo Be Lonely', 'Uh! All Night', 'Reason To Live', 'Turn On TheNight', 'Crazy Crazy Nights', 'Lets Put The X In Sex', 'Rock Hard','Forever', 'Unholy', 'Domino', 'Every Time I Look At You', 'GodGave Rock & Roll To You'.

In other KISS news, according to KISSKollector.com, UniversalMusic, which has been KISS' record company for many decades untilband and label went their separate ways in 2003, will be releasingPAUL STANLEY's new solo album. Last month, Paul said he signeda deal with a major label but didn't want to mention the nameyet. However, during his art exhibition at Celebrity Gallery ofCelebrity Fine Art on Hawaii yesterday, he told VH1 ­ whowere on hand to cover his exhibition ­ that he has signeda deal with Universal. Paul's solo album is scheduled for a Septemberrelease. Throughout these decades, KISS releases saw the lightof day on different labels, ranging from Vertigo to Mercury Recordsto Def Jam/Island - so it will be interesting to see on what labelUniversal will actually be releasing Paul's album.

Legendary rock stars and renowned entrepreneurs KISS are openingthe world's first KISS Coffee House! The grand opening took placeon June 27th where both Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, originalKISS members cut the ribbon and enjoyed the first ever KISS Coffee.The KISS Coffee House menu will feature Signature KISS Coffee,including Demon Dark Roast and French KISS Vanilla, eight flavorsof the KISS Frozen Rockuccino, the most caffeinated and refreshingcoffee beverage on the market, as well as full array of cookies,brownies and cupcakes. The KISS Coffee House joins the KISS Kasket(a KISS themed coffin, allowing you to literally rock forever)and KISS Kondoms ("Rock N' Rubbers" quoth the marketingblurb) in the line of KISS-inspired memorabilia. But it's notall make-up and money grubbing; 1,000 bags of the KISS Army Blendwill be shipped to the US Armed Forces serving in Iraq.

The Boston Globe (www.boston.com) has issued the followingreport courtesy of The Associated Press: A man convicted of killinga call girl who was once married to former KISS guitarist VinnieVincent had his appeal Rejected Wednesday by the state AppellateCourt. Gregory McArthur, formerly of Hartford, maintained thattwo drug dealers were probably responsible for the slaying ofAnnMarie Cusano in 1998. But the court found there was sufficientevidence, including a taped confession and testimony that McArthurled police to Cusano's remains, to convict him of manslaughter.According to the tape, Cusano - who usually served wealthy customers- told McArthur she wasn't comfortable staying with him at a Hartfordboarding house. McArthur said the two argued because she wantedto leave and she refused to take his money. He said there wasa struggle, and at one point he held Cusano in a headlock. Whenhe let go, he said, she collapsed and was no longer breathing.A witness testified McArthur traded Cusano's car for crack cocaine,and took from her purse $30, a bank card, and an American Expresscard belonging to Vincent, the one-time KISS guitarist whose realname is Vincent Cusano. He and AnnMarie Cusano were briefly marriedin the 1980s.

Georgeann Walsh Ward, a former girlfriend of Gene Simmons inthe 1970s, and Mr. Simmons announced today that the parties havereached an amicable resolution of Ms. Ward's suit for defamationin connection with a documentary entitled "When KISS Ruledthe World." The resolution involves no monetary payment toMs. Ward and recognition by her that Mr. Simmons played no rolein the production, editing or selection and inclusion of Ms. Ward'sphotographs in the documentary. In the lawsuit, filed in January2005, Ms. Ward alleged that certain implications concerning herwere created by the juxtaposition of Mr. Simmons' commentary abouthimself and photographs that included Ms. Ward. In response, Mr.Simmons specifically denied that any of the alleged implicationscould be reasonably understood from the documentary. In connectionwith the resolution, Mr. Simmons notes. "I value my earlyrelationship with Ms. Ward and wish her well. My quotes in thedocumentary that Ms. Ward took issue with were solely about me,not Ms. Ward or anyone else." The parties are pleased thatthe action has been amicably resolved.

 

KISS EXPOS AROUND THE WORLD:

** NO EXPOS TO REPORT THIS MONTH **


** If you have any additional info about upcoming Expos takingplace in YOUR area, drop me a line at the link on this page andI will make sure share the love. **

And finally, here's what happened this month in KISStory:

1950 (July 12) ­ Eric Carr's birthday.

1976 (July 28) ­ The single for "Detroit Rock City"is released with "Beth" as the B-side.

1980 (July 25) ­ The first and only U.S. show of the "Unmasked"tour takes place at the Palladium in Manhattan. It's Eric Carr'sconcert debut with the band.

1992 ­ The band's home video "X-treme Close-up"is released and goes Gold.

1993 (July 20) - The band's home video "Konfidential"is released and goes Gold.

1998 (July 15) ­ The band's Japanese box set is released.

1998 (July 24) ­ Bruce Kulick plays the National Anthemat the Cannons baseball game.

2001 (July 1) ­ VH1's "KISS: Beyond The Makeup"premieres.

2004 (July 24) ­ "When KISS Ruled The World"premieres on VH1.

** These and other metal news stories can be found on the officialKISS website kissonline.com, kissasylum.com, kulick.net, bravewords.comand any additional website mentioned above. Don't forget to checkout the rest of ERICCARR.com as well! There are loads of coolthings here that you DON'T want to miss and LOADS of great giftideas for any occasion! Please note, any purchases made throughany links sited above are at the buyer's own risk and are to bemade with discretion. With the exception of purchases made throughERICCARR.com, we will not be held liable for any online purchasesgone wrong. **

Until next month, ROCK ON!

MARCH 2006

 

 

Hi there everyone and welcome to another edition of your belovedmetalnews. I apologize for the delay .. things just got crazyand itgot the point where I didn't even want to look at a computerscreenlonger then absolutely necessary. I'm sure you feel me.

Don't forget to tell your friends (especially those who are KISSfans)to check out ericcarr.com! Every month on the site, I posta columncalled FoxNews. It's full of the latest in KISS news,upcomingKISS expos, lists of the newest items available for purchaseandof course, this month in KISStory. The interviews with Eric'ssisterLoretta and Ron Keel are also still available. Just dropme a lineand I'll get you a copy.

Finally, please make sure to take a moment to remember one ofthegreatest guitarists of our time. As most of you know, LegendaryOzzyOsbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads died in a plane crash onMarch19, 1982. He was 25. Rest in peace my friend, you are soarlymissed!

And now on to your metal news ... ROCK ON!


Beth

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First check out this link and read more about the new EricCarrand friends release!

"Recently, Clemente and a friend were asked by the
family of former Kiss drummer Eric Carr to help
complete songs left unfinished"

Never know what you're going to find online:
http://ebs.gmnews.com/news/2004/1007/Front_Page/071.html




Ozzy's forthcoming box set, Prince Of Darkness is due out on March22nd,through Sony BMG. Several promotional appearance to supportthebox sets release have been scheduled including an appearanceonRockline of March 21 as well as on The Daily Show with JonStewart(airs on Comedy Central, 11:00pm). For more info on theseand otherappearances, check out bravewords.com.

In other Ozzy news, OZZY OSBOURNE has slammed American Idol judgeSimonCowell for callously mocking his near-fatal quadbike injuriesasa publicity stunt. Acid-tongued Cowell and Ozzy's wife Sharonhavebeen sniping at each other since becoming fellow judges onBritishreality TV show The X Factor last year (04). Ozzy's 2003quadbikeaccident left the rocker with six broken ribs, a fracturedcollarboneand a damaged neck vertebra - yet Cowell believed itwas fakedto promote chart-topping duet ,ÄòChanges,Äôwithdaughter Kelly.


KISS Asylum are reporting that KISS drummer Eric Singer,ÄôsESP(ERIC SINGER PROJECT), featuring Eric, former KISS guitaristBruceKulick (GRAND FUNK RAILROAD), singer John Corabi (ex-MOTLEYCRUE)and bassist Chuck Garrick (ALICE COOPER), will see theirdebutCD reissued. Eric is currently working on repackaging thedebut,which will be reissued as The Eric Singer Project and willincludeall available tracks and demos that the band recordedback in 1998.A summer release is expected. Some internationaltour dates havealso been scheduled including stops in Sweden,Spain and Germany.Again, see bravewords.com for more info.

SCORPIONS,Äô Lonesome Crow (1972) will be remasteredandreissued in Japan on May 18th. The reissue will come in limitededitionpaper sleeve.

A Toronto appeal court has upheld a conviction against the DocksEntertainmentComplex for violating noise bylaws. The nightclub,which sits onthe waterfront at the foot of Cherry St., must pay$6,000 in finesand is prohibited from excessive noise at onepart of its complex.The conviction, stemming from music eventsin the summer of 2001,adds fuel to the longstanding feud betweenthe nightclub and residentsof the Toronto islands.
In July and August 2001, two live music events ,Äîtheheavy-metal OzzFest and Area: One, an assembly of electronica,rockand hip hop ,Äî were held in the club's parkinglot.Nicholas Macos, the lawyer representing the nightclub, callsthecharges "guilt by association."

Big news for ANTHRAX fans! ANTHRAX's official website has beenrevamped,and re-uploaded with a countdown clock, that will markthe reopeningof the bands website. According to SMN News, thecountdown clock,in conjunction with the new look website, alsorepresents an April1st press release and conference that willannounce the reunitingof the Among The Living era ANTHRAX. Replacingthe departing JohnBush, will be Joey Belladonna on vocals, roundedout by Dan Spitzand Scott Ian on guitars, Frank Bello on bass,and Charlie Benanteon drums.

,ÄúDimebag,Äù Darrell Tribute siteDimebagForever.com(dimebagforever.com) currently has available,ÄúDimebagForever,Äù stickers for purchase.A posting at thesite reads: ,ÄúEach sticker is $0.50USD each (S&Hincluded), and you can order them in packs of10 ($5 USD) or 20($10 USD). All proceeds go to benefit the DimebagMemorial Fund.Be sure to send us pictures of the stickers inaction and we willpost them to the website!,Äù Formore information orto order the stickers head here.

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali has confirmed the followingtourdate for the band at his official website (www.frankie-banali.com):March19 in West Palm Beach, FL at The Sound Advice Amphitheater!QuietRiot is a part of the Rock Never Stops tour that will hit50-65cities this summer. For more tour date info, visit Frankie'swebsiteor check out bravewords.com. Also available on Frankie'swebsiteis a video clip of Frankie,Äôs drum solo fromQuietRiot ,Äò89 Live In Japan. Check out the videoclipat this location.

Australia,Äôs Triple J Radio (www.abc.net.au) havepostedan interview with ALICE COOPER in which he discusses hisforthcomingnew album Dirty Diamonds, tour plans and being thecoach for hisson,Äôs little league baseball team.The interview,in two parts, can be found at this location.


According to their official website, Christian rockers STRYPERhaveinked a new deal with Big 3 Records, who will release theirfirststudio album since 1991, this summer. As reported here inFebruary,according to drummer Robert Sweet, the band have alreadyrecordedtwo new songs - 'Monster' and 'Superhero'.

VIXEN fan site www.neilsvixenpage.com reports that drummerRoxyPetrucci has teamed up with DAVID LEE ROTH guitarist BrianYoungand vocalist Lenita Erickson (who toured with former KISSguitaristBruce Kulick) in a new yet-to-be-named band. In relatednews, youcan read "10 Questions With Roxy" on The RockZone andsee the Bubble Japan tour diary/photo blog here.

Magic Circle Music has signed an exclusive worldwide distributiondealfor Manowar with SPV. Manowar are set to release their newsingleas well as their new DVD, Hell On Earth Part IV, in Julyof thisyear. The new Manowar album will then follow early 2006.Manowarwill also perform live with several other Magic CircleMusic bandsat the Earthshaker Fest 2005 in Geiselwind/Germanyon July 23,2005.

According to Hits Daily Double (www.hitsdailydouble.com) wordhasit that MOTLEY CRUE drummer TOMMY LEE is putting the finishingtoucheson a new album on his own imprint intended to be a companionpieceto his upcoming NBC reality series, Tommy Lee Goes To College,comingthis summer.


HAMMERFALL are hot on the heels of JUDAS PRIEST on this weeksSwedishalbum chart (allcharts.org). Judas Priest,Äôsnew album,Angel Of Retribution lands at #3 on the March 11thedition of thechart, with HAMMERFALL,Äôs Chapter V:Unbent, Unbowed,Unbroken close behind in the #4 position. Toview the completechart head here.

PAINMUSEUM/ HALFORD guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak has been confirmedasa special guest for the 19th Annual KISS Expo and Hard RockConventiontaking place May 14 at the Crowne Plaza in Secaucus,NJ. MetalMike will be available at several times throughout theconvention'smoon to midnight running time. Fans will have a chanceto talkMetal Shop with Mike and get their hands on special pricedmerchandiseitems. The 19th Annual KISS EXPO and Hard Rock Conventionis heldSaturday, May 14, 2005 (Noon to Midnight) at the CrownePlaza Hotelin Secaucus, NJ. Head here for more info.

According to METALLICA official website, a new documentary issetto air on VH1. "When Metallica RuledS The World"premiereson Thursday, March 31st at 10pm. Please check locallistings forexact showtimes. For complete show information, includingexclusivevideo clips from the show, visit VH1.com here. Interviewsinclude:James Hetfield - singer; Lars Ulrich - drummer; KirkHammett -lead guitarist; Robert Trujillo - bassist; Bob Rock- producer;Jason Newsted - former bassist; Sully Erna - GODSMACK,singer;Scott Ian - ANTHRAX, guitarist; Jim Breuer - comedian;Joe Berlinger- Co-Director, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster.

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MARCH METAL BIRTHDAYS:


DEE SNIDER (TWISTED SISTER/ex-DESPERADO/ex-WIDOWMAKER) - March15,1955 (50)

Bret Michaels (POISON) - March 15, 1963 (42)

Nancy Wilson (HEART) - March 16, 1954 (51)

Jimmy DeGrasso (ex-MEGADETH/ALICE COOPER) - March 16, 1965(40)

Janet Gardner (VIXEN) - March 17

Roxy Petrucci (VIXEN) - March 17

Jizzy Pearl (L.A. GUNS/ex-LOVE/HATE) - March 17, 1961 (44)

Jeff LeBar (CINDERELLA) - March 18, 1963 (42)


JERRY CANTRELL (ex-ALICE IN CHAINS) - March 18, 1966 (39)

BILLY SHEEHAN (STEVE VAI/ex-MR. BIG/ex-DAVID LEE ROTH) - March19,1953 (52)

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And now it's time to brighten your day with some useless metalfactoids.Here's just some of what happened this month in metalhistory:


... 1968 (March 15), Life Magazine calls JIMI HENDRIX "themostspectacular guitarist in the world."

... 1968 (March 19), The JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE's debut LP, AreYouExperienced?, is certified gold.

... 1975 (March 19), KISS release Dressed To Kill.

... 1976 (March 15), KISS release Destroyer.

... 1978 (March 13), VAN HALEN embark on their first tour.

... 1979 (March 16), TWISTED SISTER is the first to headlineandsell out New York City's 3,000 seat Palladium without a recorddealor record!


... 1981 (March 14), IRON MAIDEN release the ,ÄòTwilightZone,Äô/,ÄôWrathchild,Äôsingle.

... 1981 (March 18), IRON MAIDEN,Äôs Killers worldtouropens.

... 1982 (March 18), RANDY RHOADS,Äô final performanceinFayetteville, NC.

... 1982 (March 19), in the early hours, OZZY OSBOURNE guitaristRandyRhoads is killed in Leesburg, Florida when the plane he'sridingin buzzes Osbourne's tour bus and crashes into a house.The plane'spilot and a female passenger also die. Randy Rhoadswas 25 yearsold.

... 1985 (March 14), IRON MAIDEN play the first of four sold-outshowsat the Long Beach Arena, the first band ever to achievethis.

... 1998 (March 17), VAN HALEN releases Van Halen 3, theirfirstwith new lead singer Gary Cherone.

... 1998, while working on the reunion record, Psycho Circus,KISS,ÄôGene Simmons is quoted saying ,ÄúTheband has nevergotten along better.,Äù


... 1998, METALLICA issues a Cease And Desist Order over the BayAreaThrashers live album, a 1982 demo featuring an earlier incarnationofMetallica that included Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield andpastmembers Dave Mustaine and Ron McGovney.

... 1999, it is revealed that KISS,Äô Paul Stanleywillbe playing the part of The Phantom in the famous Broadwaymusical,The Phantom Of The Opera, playing in Toronto - he performsfromMay 25 to August 1.

... 1999 (March 17), MOTLEY CRUE,Äôs Tommy Lee andVinceNeil exchange obscenities, Vince then punches Tommy leadingtothe drummer getting his own tour bus for the rest of the currenttour.

... 1999, contrary to rumours, former W.A.S.P. guitarist RandyPiperis NOT dead.

... 2000 (March 18), AC/DC perform on Saturday Night Live.

... 2001 (March 19), AEROSMITH are inducted into the Rock AndRollHall Of Fame.

 

... 2001, BRUCE KULICK reveals that he's signed on to workwithGRAND FUNK RAILROAD.


... 2002, OZZY OSBOURNE donates a stage worn shirt to the charityBikersAgainst Drunk Drivers.

... 2002, TNT ink a deal with Z Records.


... 2002, LEATHERWOLF replace departed singer/guitarist MichaelOlivieriwith Chris Adams.

... 2002 (March 14), BILLY JOEL is joined onstage by AC/DCfrontmanBrian Johnson and bassist Cliff Williams during his Tampa,Floridashow (with ELTON JOHN) for a version of the AC/DC stapleHighwayTo Hell,Äô.

... 2003, KISS bassist/vocalist GENE SIMMONS inks a deal withSanctuaryfor his resurrected label, Simmons Records.

... 2004, DIO,Äôs website reveals that former bassistJeffPilson (ex-DOKKEN) will be reuniting with Dio to record anas-yetuntitled album.

... 2004, ex-MEGADETH bassist DAVID ELLEFSON formed a new groupunderthe moniker F5.

... 2004, LEATHERWOLF announce that their new vocalist is formerRACERX singer, Jeff Martin.


... 2004, WARRANT welcome the return of original drummer StevenSweet.

... 2004, VAN HALEN and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA ink dealswithWilliam Morris Agency in Los Angeles for future touring plans.


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*** These and other metal news stories can be found on the BraveWords& Bloody Knuckles website, www.bravewords.com and anyotherwebsites mentioned above. ***

 


 

FEBRUARY NEWS!

Hi there everyone and welcome to the February 2006 editionofFoxNews!
I apologize for the delay in getting your updates to ya. I'm backthoughand ready to rock n roll! We're currently having a problemwiththe Yahoo! email service and if the problem isn't fixed soon,allfuture emails will be sent through our other service, bravenet.comorwe will expand the mailing list to a My Space or Yahoo! Group.We'lllet you know soon enough. A while back though, you eachreceivedan email asking you to confirm that you want to staya part ofthe mailing list this year. If you haven't done so andwould liketo remain on our list, please email me at and I willsend you anotherconfirmation email.
We have a lot of exciting plans for both websites this year butwe'dlike to hear what you have to say. What would you like tosee addedor changed on ericcarr.com or amplified-radio.com? Emailus orpost a message on the message board and let us know howyou thinkwe can improve the websites this year!
And stay tuned! We've got a hot new interview featuring ScottRockenfieldof Queensryche coming to EricCarr.com very soon!
Finally, don't forget to checkout the sister website to EricCarr.com,.It is the official website to my radio show, Amplified... theonlyAll-Request 80's Hair Metal and Hard Rock show in South Florida.Manyof you made suggestions in the past for what you'd like toseeon EricCarr.com and we have made sure to take these suggestionsintoconsideration while building the new site and the site hasinvolved.On Amplified-Radio.com, you'll find your beloved metalnews, metalhistory and metal birthdays, a chat room, messageboard, guestbook, an ultra-easy way to join our growing mailinglist and much,much more. I hope you'll take the time to checkit out today (clickon the link shown on this page) and let meknow what you think!And if you like what you see, make sure totell a friend!

With that said, here's what's happening in the worldofKISS:
Music Star Productions is preparing for a February releaseofa new Icons Of Rock instructional series DVD featuring guitaristsBRUCE(UNION, ex-KISS) and BOB KULICK. "KISS Forever"featureseach guitarist explaining selected KISS classics in theirentirety.To mark the release of the KISS Forever DVD, Bruce appearedasa guest at the Music Star Productions Booth during this year'sNAMMShow at the Anaheim Convention Center. In other news, ashe didlast year, Bruce will once again be serving as a counselorat DavidFishof's Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp. The camp is heldin Hollywood,California and will take place from February 16-20,2006 (PresidentsDay Weekend). You can get more information, andsign up to attendthis incredible event, by clicking .

KISS rocker GENE SIMMONS, champion drag-racer John Force and LasVegascar salesman/infomercial star Chop are among the personalitiesfeaturedin several new real-life series in production at A&ENetwork.Gene Simmons Family Jewels, featuring Simmons; his partner,ShannonTweed, a former Playmate of the Year, actress and model;and theirkids, Nick and Sophie. Dubuc described the kids as "articulate,funnyand bright," which contrasts with their "wildand crazy"parents. This project follows a one-hour specialon Simmons thataired under the Biography banner. Check out thiscomplete articleat .

According to KISSNews.de, a KISS Coffeehouse will open thissummerat Broadway at the Beach, in Myrtle Beach, SC. The KISSCoffeehousewill feature several blends of signature KISS Coffees,sinful sweets,and when you need something to cool you off, theKISS Frozen Rockuccino.

Guitarist Bruce Kulick's (UNION, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, ex-KISS)websitehas been updated with video clips of Union performingand duringtheir appearance at Stadthalle in Babenhausen, Germany,November25th. The Union lineup is rounded off by singer JohnCorabi (ex-MOTLEYCRUE), bassist Chuck Garric (ALICE COOPER, DIO,LYNCH MOB) anddrummer Fred Coury (CINDERELLA).

KISS frontman PAUL STANLEY has gone through two hip replacementsurgeriesand says there's more on the way. Stanley told us thathis degenerativehip condition has not been properly repaired,and he's in the processof deciding what to do next. The 55-year-oldsays the degenerationof his left hip is partly the product ofthousands of shows performedsince the early '70s. Stanley hasfinished work on a solo albumthat he plans to release in 2006.

The KISS/ERIC CARR (late drummer) tribute album, Prophecy,hasspawned a multimedia adventure with an all-star cast. AccordingtoNightTraveler.com, Night Traveler: Prophecy Of The Elder isa brandnew series of multimedia. The series was inspired by thecoverart of the 2000 release of Prophecy, a tribute to formerKISS drummer,Eric Carr. Reaction to the album cover, designedto mimic the 1978KISS solo albums, was so strong that the publicdemanded a back-story.This first installment of the Night Travelerseries boasts an all-starcast starting with none other than prowrestling icon, "Rowdy"Roddy Piper!! Piper has starredin his fare share of films, mostnotably John Carpenter's TheyLive, but Night Traveler: Prophecyof the Elder marks his debutas a voice actor. Also part of thecast is Star Wars legend andJames Bond alumnus, Jeremy Bulloch.Bulloch is best known forhis portrayal of bounty hunter Boba Fettin the original StarWars saga. Cindy Morgan, the actress who starredas Yori in Disney'sground breaking sci-fi adventure Tron alsojoins the cast. NightTraveler: Prophecy Of The Elder is the firstmultimedia adventureCD-ROM in the Night Traveler series. The storyfollows musicianJake Whitman on a journey of discovery and adventurewhen he stumblesupon the origin of dreams, where four challengeswill stand betweendestiny and destruction. Designed to includeall the best featuresof your favorite formats, the Night Travelerseries creates abrand new experience in storytelling. Originallyintended as asingle-issue comic book, the story soon developedthe necessityof a larger presentation. Night Traveler: Prophecyof the Elderis more than a movie, a novel, or a comic book. It'san experience!For more information on the Night Traveler adventureseries pleasevisit the official website, .

Plaintiffs Gene Klein (aka GENE SIMMONS), PAUL STANLEY and theirKISSCatalog, Ltd. have made some progress in their lawsuit againstPassportInternational Products, a company that has been sellinga DVD ofa July 10, 1976 concert the band KISS performed at NewJersey'sRoosevelt Stadium. Cathy Kirkman reports in the SiliconValleyMedia Law Blog that a California district court upheldthe federalanti-bootlegging statute, 17 U.S.C. 1101, as constitutional.Kirkmanexplains how "the Court concluded that the legislationwaswithin the scope of the Commerce Clause and not 'fundamentallyinconsistent'with the Copyright Clause."

One of GENE SIMMONS' companies, his Simmons/Abramson Marketingdivision,will be handling the marketing campaign for this year'sseasonof the Indy Racing League, which might explain why Gene(picturedwith one of the racing teams) spent a couple of daysin Indianapolislast month to visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.In December,Gene got some tutoring from the top ranks and alsodined with driverTomas Scheckter and IMS CEO Tony George. Backthen Indy RacingLeague spokesman John Griffin denied that anyofficial relationshipwas forged during Gene's visit.

The Legendary ACE FREHLEY will release Greatest Hits Live onJanuary24, 2006. There will be a limited-edition 3D cover. Itis a highlyanticipated release since it showcases Ace in a livesetting. Thiscollection of live songs represents some of thebest work fromlegendary KISS guitarist ACE FREHLEY during theperiod after hishighly publicized departure from one of the greatestrock bandsof all time. Included on this Greatest Hits Live CDare tracksfrom the Megaforce days and feature members of ACEFREHLEY's Comet:Anton Fig, John Regan, Tod Howarth and RichieScarlett, and JamieOldaker on drums live in London, plus otherspecial guests. Sitback and enjoy ACE FREHLEY in an atmospherewhere he does his bestwork... LIVE!

This month, not only can you seal a letter with a kiss, butcansend it with a member of KISS as well. Gene Simmons will beoneof many celebrities featured on special U.S. stamps for Valentine'sDay.The unique postage is being used as a fundraiser for TheHumaneSociety of the United States. The customization outletZazzle.comis behind ZazzleStamps. The "kiss" stamps,which serveas valid postage can be purchased at Zazzle's websiteand willbe available through February 28th.

KISS EXPOS AROUND THE WORLD:

KISS Mini Expo & Live Shows ­ February 25 & 26,2005in Tokyo, Japan:
Featured Guests: ESP (featuring Eric Singer and Bruce Kulick)
EXPO & LIVE OPEN 12:30 START 13:00
LIVE ONLY OPEN 16:30 START 17:00
INFO: http://spacewalktothecomet.hp.infoseek.co.jp/

The 2006 Indy KISS Expo ­ March 11, 2006:

The event will take place at the Holiday Inn in Indianapolis.KISSmerchandise and collectibles will be on sale throughout theday.Special guests include legendary KISS manager, Bill Aucoinandfor the very first time at any KISS Expo - John Harte a.k.a.BigJohn who used to be the band's Director Of Security. Doorsopenat 11 am for VIP ticket holders and at 1 pm for regular tickets.Someof the day's events include raffles, trivia and a costumecontest.Bill Aucoin and John Harte will be available for photosand autographsin the afternoon. Tribute band Mr. Speed will performlive. VIPtickets are $ 25 in advance, $ 30 at the door (VIP ticketholdersalso will receive free an officially licensed KISS Armylanyardand access to an early autograph session). Regular admissionis$20 in advance and $25 at the door. Kids 12 under get in free.Formore info please check out www.getalifeinc.com.

 

The 20th Annual NY KISS Expo & Hard Rock Convention-May 6, 2006:

ONE DAY ONLY -- Noon to Midnight!

NEW LOCATION:

Crowne Plaza Hotel
(formerly Meadowlands Hilton)
Meadowlands Parkway, Secaucus, NJ
201-348-6900


** If you have any additional info about upcoming Expos takingplacein YOUR area, drop me a line at the link on this page andI willmake sure share the love. **

And finally, here's what happened this month in KISStory:

1956 (February 7) ­ Mark St. John's birthday.

1974 (February 18) ­ Casablanca Records holds a launchpartyin L.A. to commemorate the release of "KISS" onthe dayof its release on the east coast.

1976 (February 20) ­ KISS add their footprints to the sidewalkoutsideGrauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California.

1977 (February 10) ­ KISS wins the "People's Choice"awardfor the single "Beth."

1977 (February 18) ­ The band makes their first appearanceatMadison Square Garden before a SOLD OUT crowd of 19,626 screamingNewYorkers.

1989 (February 15) ­ Paul hits the road on a solo tourplayingclassic material from his solo album and some new material.Membersof his band include Eric Singer and Bruce Kulick.

1989/1990 ­ The promotional album "First KISS, LastLicks"is released. It features two of the original 1973demos and the1989 remix versions of "Nowhere To Run"and "I'mA Legend Tonight"; songs that originally appearedon "Killers."This promotional issue was restrictedto 800 copies.

1990/1991- "Forever," a track written by Paul StanleyandMichael Bolton hits the Top 10 at #8.

1996 (February 28) ­ The reunited, original members ofKISSappear in makeup to present an award at the Grammy's.

1999 (February 24) ­ Union's debut album is released intheU.S.

1999 (February 24) ­ KISS appears at the 41st Grammy Awards.

2000 (February 14) ­ The band announces their farewelltour.

2000 (February 20) ­ KISS hops on the wrestling craze bandwagon.Theyappear with a new wrestler "The Demon" (modeledafterGene's persona in makeup) on WCW Monday Nitro and then lateronat the WCW Pay-Per-View, "Superbrawl."

2000 (February 22) ­ Union's "The Blue Room"isreleased. This album features a song entitled "Dear Friend"writtenby Bruce in memory of one of his best friends, the lateEric Carr.


** These and other metal news stories can be found on the officialKISSwebsite kissonline.com, kissasylum.com, kulick.net, bravewords.comandany additional website mentioned above. Don't forget to checkoutthe rest of ERICCARR.com as well! There are loads of coolthingshere that you DON'T want to miss and LOADS of great giftideasfor any occasion! Please note, any purchases made throughany linkssited above are at the buyer's own risk and are to bemade withdiscretion. With the exception of purchases made throughERICCARR.com,we will not be held liable for any online purchasesgone wrong.**

Until next month, ROCK ON!

 


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January

 

 

Hi there everyone and welcome to the December 2005 editionofFoxNews!
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and since I'm sure you'reallgearingup for the holidays, I have a couple of gift suggestionsforyaand you can find them all right here on EricCarr.com!
First of all, EricCarr.com is proud to be the first to offer EricCarr,KISSand rock fans an exclusive, 1st edition Eric Carr bobbleheadfromtheclassic legend series" 2005-2006! This "CLASSICLEGEND"bobbleheadis not made of cheap plastic like manyothers you seein stores.They are made of resin so they are sturdyand highlycollectable!Order now and be assured your low collectablenumberplus be enteredin our grand prize drawing. Each bobbleis numbered& hand painted(one of a kind) and limited to500 worldwide(manufactured by BobbleheadHeroes inc.)! We arehappy to offerour friends, numbers 1-150!This is the first inthe "EricCarr Classic Legend Series",to be released.Future seriesbobbles, will be different in stylesand cover themany memorablemoments of Eric Carr's fabulous 11year historywith KISS. Futurebobbles will also be numbered andlimited to500 worldwide. Visit:www.ericcarr.com/rockheads/bobblepage.htmltoview, this awesomecollectable. A GREAT gift for any Eric Carr&KISS fan forthe holidays!

We've also got other great holiday ideas for the KISS fan onyourlist:
BEAUTIFUL 2005-2006 ERIC CARR COMMEMORATE PLAQUE! ManufacturedbyCaliforniaGold (world renowned and makers of the finest inCelebrityplaquesand record awards), this plaque was exclusivelymade, tocelebratethe memory of the Fox. It measures 12"x 15 "and is madefrom a sturdy wood, which has been finishedwith aBlack marblepattern under a clear plastic coating. Thereare twodeep slotsin back of plaque for sturdy wall hanging.This limitedEditionPlaque includes beautiful full color, artworkof Eric Carr,fromthe Shannon Gallery. The Artwork is coveredwith a clear plasticlayer.Below, to the left printed into, theWhite engraved Plaqueis anever released photo of Eric Carr,from the unmasked tour.The Whiteplaque features Eric Carr'ssignature (taken from hisoriginal signature).Also, engravedonto the plaque in black inksis "Eric Carr1950-1991 "Youwill always be remembered."This is a beautifultribute,to Eric Carr, and is a great Itemfor all Kiss and Ericfans toown. HURRY WE HAVE ONLY RE-ISSUEDA FEW!
ANIMALIZE SERIES DRUMSTICKS! These are awesome! These were madeinconjunctionwith a company called stick stuff, each is handdippedinto a newclear stick grip. Then these were shipped toanothercompany tohave Eric's signature printed in the centerof eachstick. Theyhave a beautiful clear finish and NO TWO AREALIKE!These will bepresented at the next NAMM SHOW and Promarkmay considerdoing aseries. Visit www.ericcarr.com to check themout!
EXCLUSIVE! LIMITED FOX SERIES WHITE ERIC CARR SIGNATURE STICKS!ONETIMEONLY! Celebrate the memory of Eric Carr 2002-2003 withtheofficialwhite fox logo Eric Carr signature sticks! No otherEricCarr stickshave used this trademark fox drawing or signature!Amust of allKiss and Eric fans! Each pair has Eric Carr's signatureandhisfox trademark drawing printed in rich black ink in thecenterofeach stick. On rare occasions, Eric Carr would signhis nameandthen draw the "Fox" face and that is whatyou'llsee onthese sticks. This signature and drawing are directlyfroman originalautograph. Regal tip has designed these exclusivesticksusing anew pad stamp system. This new system allows theprinton the sticks,to maintain very fine detail, as in the sharpfeaturesof the foxin Eric's Drawing, this together with thebrilliantwhite color,truly makes the signature and logo reallystand out.Each pair wasdipped in a clear lacquer giving thema beautifulclear gloss finish.Sticks are a size 2b and havea white plastictip. Each pair comessealed in the new regal tippaper wrap. DON'TMISS OUT! These werereleased exclusively forEric's November 24thanniversary. EricCarr endorsed Regal tipCalato throughout hisKiss years.
All merchandise listed above is official Eric Carr merchandise.AllRightsReserved. FOR MORE INFO ON THESE AND OTHER GREAT ITEMS,visitwww.ericcarr.comor email us at ripley21@earthlink.net today!
Finally, don't forget to checkout the sister website to EricCarr.com,www.Amplified-Radio.com.Itis the official website to my radioshow, Amplified... the onlyAll-Request80's Hair Metal and HardRock show in South Florida.Many of youmade suggestions in thepast for what you'd like tosee on EricCarr.comand we have madesure to take these suggestionsinto considerationwhile buildingthe new site and the site hasinvolved. On Amplified-Radio.com,you'llfind your beloved metalnews, metal history and metal birthdays,achat room, message board,guest book, an ultra-easy way to joinourgrowing mailing listand much, much more. I hope you'll takethetime to check it outtoday (click on the link shown on thispage)and let me know whatyou think! And if you like what yousee, makesure to tell a friend!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS and HAPPY NEW YEAR from all of us at EricCarr.com!!

With that said, here's what's happening in the worldofKISS:
From the Associated Press - A woman who claims to be a formergirlfriendofKISS rocker Gene Simmons can proceed with a defamationlawsuitinwhich she says he made her sound like a "sex-addictednymphomaniac"duringthe VH1 television show "When KISSRuled The World",ajudge has ruled. State Supreme CourtJustice Rosalyn RichterdeniedSimmons' motion to dismiss twoof three claims by GeorgeannWalshWard, 53, who says in courtpapers made public Friday thatSimmonsslandered her during a"rockumentary" about KISS.Wardsaid in her lawsuit,filed in January, that photos of herappeared11 times duringthe report on KISS, which was shown onthe networkseveral timesin July and August. At one point Simmonssays, "Iwas a 24-hourwhore. All I ever thought about wassex." This,court paperssay, was shown and followed by aphoto of Ward withSimmons. Ward'spapers say that because a photoof her with Simmons- though hername is never mentioned - wasshown during remarksabout his sexualadventures, she was in effectportrayed as "wild"and"unchaste." Richterlet stand Ward's two claims thatshewas depicted as unchaste orpromiscuous during the documentary,eventhough Ward admitted shewas in a "romantic" relationshipwithSimmons. Socialmores regarding sex between unmarried personshavechanged, thejudge said, but the law still says that callinga womanunchasteis defamation. The judge dismissed Ward's claimthat herlikenesswas used for commercial purposes without herpermission.Richtersaid that editorial use of photographs indocumentariesor newspublications is not barred by law. Ward'slawyer, MarthaMcBrayer,did not return calls for comment. LindaSteinman, whorepresentsSimmons, did not return calls for comment.
KISS Fans Announce Protest Rallies in US and Australia as Rockand
Roll Hall of Fame Reveals 2006 Inductees - Australian KISS fansannouncetheywill join the American and Canadian protest rallyon August5, 2006by hosting their own march in Melbourne. PRWEB)December1, 2005-- The same week the Rock and Roll Hall of Fameannouncedits newestinductees, fans of the heavy metal groupKISS respondedin numbers."We already knew KISS wasn't onthe ballot, butnow it's timeto put a global spotlight on theomission,"says George Xirocostas,spokesman for the AustralianKISS Army."The U.S. and Canadianfans are organizing a protestrallyat the Hall of Fame Museum inCleveland, Ohio on August5, 2006and the Aussies have decided tohost their own rally thesame dayin Melbourne." Planners forthe American march couldn'tbehappier. "We were thrilled whenwe heard about the plansinAustralia," says Paul Carpenter,chair of the Americanrally."KISS has had a widespread influenceon rock and roll,andAustralian fans are some of the most passionatepeople inthe world.Their plan is a perfect complement to the Clevelandmarch."

Plans for the American rally include the posting of flags fromall
over the world, sent in by fans unable to attend the U.S. marchin
person. "We've received email from all over the world expressing
support," explains Joe Apple, the co-chair of the Clevelandevent."It'sonly a matter of time before the Hall of Famerealizesthat whenKISS introduce themselves as `the hottest bandin theworld,' theyhave the credentials to prove it." Acandlelightvigil in honorof the late Eric Carr is also in theplanning stageson the nightof the march. The 2006 inducteesinto the Hall ofFame are BlackSabbath, the Sex Pistols, MilesDavis, Lynyrd Skynyrdand Blondie.Information about the rallyis available at: http://www.geocities.com/KISSHallofFame.
Following our press release of the 20th of June, the KISSWORLDclosureiscontinuing but it is a long and painful process. Itis witha heavyheart that we must announce that under instructionsfromour bankers,the KISSWORLD stock is to be auctioned on the15thof December 2005.The Charles Leski Auction house in MelbourneAustraliawill be stagingthe Auction, which will be accessibleto all Kissfans, Collectorsand Investors around the world. TheAuction willinclude some veryrare pieces such as the one ofa kind Dave Ashmanairbrushed KissSurfboard, (The Purple Rose),Gene's Leather Jacketsigned by all4 members, Bruce Kulick'sSignature Guitar, the KISSWORLDbuildings8 huge external murals,Rock the Nations Signed Lithographsandmany other rare pieces.This is it so grab your piece of Kisstorybeforeit disappearsfor good, because good or bad, KISSWORLD isa partof the KissJourney. To view the items being auctioned,obtain theprice rangeand a bidding form; please visit www.kissworld.net.

Legendary KISS guitarist ACE FREHLEY will release GreatestHitsLiveon January 24, 2006. According to a press release, "itisahighly anticipated release since it showcases Ace in a "live"setting.Watchfor Ace to show up for several surprise gigs in2006! Thiscollectionof live songs represents some of the bestwork fromlegendary KISSguitarist ACE FREHLEY during theperiod afterhis highlypublicized departure from one of the greatestrock bandsof alltime. Included on this Greatest Hits Live CDare tracksfrom theMegaforce days and feature members of ACEFREHLEY'sComet:Anton Fig (drums), John Regan (bass), TodHowarth (guitar/keyboards)andRichie Scarlett (guitar), and JamieOldaker on drums live inLondon,plus other special guests."

Here's an interesting KISS fact:
According to Kisskollector.com, both RICHIE SAMBORA (BON JOVI)andYNGWIEMALMSTEEN recently stated in interviews that they wereaskedtoaudition for KISS. Both must have been contacted by KISScirca1981,so they obviously were considered as a new KISS guitaristwhenAceFrehley was too drugged out to play with KISS any longer.Anotherguitaristwho was unknown then, Adam Bomb, has also madeit clearhe was askedto audition for KISS back in '81, as wealready quicklymentionedon November 15. In his biography itsays that in 1981"At age16, Adam was asked to auditionfor KISS. He flew toLos Angelesand played three songs with KISS."A year later,he'd hookup with future GUNS N' ROSES guitaristIzzy Stradlinand also becamefriends with Tommy Thayer (who backthen was stillthe guitaristin BLACK N' BLUE).

KISS EXPOS AROUND THE WORLD:
KISS Expo Mexico II - December 9 & 10 2005, Mexico:
Bruce Kulick will be heading to Mexico in December to appear attheKISSExpo Mexico II. Bruce will be playing with an ESP line-upfeaturinghimself,Eric Singer, John Corabi, and Chuck Garric.The showsare scheduledfor December 9-10, 2005. Regular admissionticketscan be purchasedthrough www.ticketmaster.com.mx or specialGoldPass or PlatinumPass tickets can be purchased throughwww.kiss-lounge.com.

KISS Mini Expo & Live Shows ­ February 25 &262005,Tokyo, Japan:
Featured Guests: ESP (featuring Eric Singer and Bruce Kulick)
EXPO & LIVE OPEN 12:30 START 13:00
LIVE ONLY OPEN 16:30 START 17:00
INFO: http://spacewalktothecomet.hp.infoseek.co.jp/

** If you have any additional info about upcoming Expostakingplacein YOUR area, drop me a line at the link on thispage andI willmake sure share the love. **

And finally, here's what happened this month in KISStory:

1945 (December 20) ­ Peter Criss' Birthday.
1953 (December 12) ­ Bruce Kulick's Birthday.
1973 (December 31) ­ Gene breathes fire and sets his haironfirefor the first time. The band was opening for Blue OysterCultandIggy & The Stooges.
1972/1973 ­ Wicked Lester is given a one album deal with EpicRecords.
1973 ­ Paul Stanley places an ad in the "Village Voice"foralead guitarist. The ad runs for two weeks. Ace Frehley auditionsandjoinsthe band.
1973 ­ Wicked Lester becomes KISS.
1974 (December 31) ­ The band appears on Dick Clark's NewYearsEvefor the first time.
1975 (December 4) ­ "Alive!" is certified Gold bytheRIAAand is the first KISS album to attain a sales award.
1979 (December 16) ­ The band plays their final concert ofthe"Dynasty"tour. It is Peter's last show during hisoriginaltenure with theband.
1980 (December 3) ­ The band plays their final concert ofthe"Unmasked"tour. This was Ace's last full concertwithKISS for 16 years.
1982 (December 29) ­ The band plays the first show of the"Creaturesofthe Night" tour in Bismark, North Dakota.This is the firstliveshow featuring new guitarist Vinnie Vincent,the EgyptianWarrior.
1984 (December 8) ­ Bruce Kulick becomes an official memberofKISS.The band records "Animalize Live & Uncensored"atCoboHall in Detroit for an MTV Saturday Night Concert broadcast.
1991/1992 ­ The band starts work on "Revenge." Itisannouncedthat Eric Singer will join on drums (replacing thelateEric Carr).

** These and other metal news stories can be found on the officialKISSwebsitekissonline.com, kissasylum.com, kulick.net, bravewords.comandanyadditional website mentioned above. Don't forget to checkouttherest of ERICCARR.com as well! There are loads of coolthingsherethat you DON'T want to miss and LOADS of great giftideasfor anyoccasion! Please note, any purchases made throughany linkssitedabove are at the buyer's own risk and are to bemade withdiscretion.With the exception of purchases made throughERICCARR.com,we willnot be held liable for any online purchasesgone wrong.**

Until next month, ROCK ON!

 

 

 

NOVEMBER FOX NEWS

Written by Beth (Fox News)Jordan

 

Hey there .. I'm taking a few days off from work so I won'tbeabletosend
this to you in Microsoft works like I normally do. I hope youcanworkwith
it from this. I still have it as a word document if you'd liketogivethat
try. Speak to ya soon! Let your mom know I'll be sending youanother$5
for her
newest poem. How are the bobbles coming along?
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Hi there everyone and welcome to the November 2005 edition ofFoxNews!
I apologize for this edition being posted so late, but I liveinSouth
Florida and things have just started to get back to normal forusafter
Hurricane Wilma. This Thanksgiving, I know I'll be giving thanksfora
few things in
particular ... hot showers, no lines at the gas pumps, cold drinksandAIR
CONDITIONING! Seriously though, I hope all of you who, like me,wentthrough
the experience first hand are safe. It's surreal to know thatjustafew
months
ago, we were all pulling together to help the victims of HurricaneKatrina
and that many of us became the ones needing that help.
I would personally like to thank the Jefferson-Pilot TV and Radiostations

from Atlanta and North Carolina. Here's why. As many ofyouknow,Iwork in

the production department for a major market radio station,Majic102.7FMin
Miami (owned by Jefferson-Pilot) and it truly IS my dream job.Thereisone
downside to my job, however. Since radio is a public service andbecomes
extremely important during a major event like a hurricane, thoseofuson
"Hurricane Duty" had to camp out at the station fortwodays,including
during the
hours at the height of the storm. Thankfully, our building sustained
relatively little damage and we were very fortunate enough tobeprovided
food, water
and a shower. But no one expected Wilma to hit us as badly asshedid.Three
days after the storm, 95% of Miami-Dade and Broward countieswerewithout
power, so almost everyone had to devote themselves to waitingin
EXTREMELY long
lines for basic supplies and gas. Thanks to our sister stationsthough,
every employee at our three stations received all the help werequiredwhich
allowed us to focus on what we were there to do ... serve thepublic.
None of us
really realized how bad things for were for us until those generous
individuals arrived with three trucks filled with water, ice,food,
generators and
even gas! So again, I just want to thank all of the people whowere
involved in
that effort and for helping all of us at Majic 102.7, 101.5 LiteFMand790
The Ticket make it through some very rough days!
Now, as you all know, this month will mark the 14th anniversaryofEric's
passing. Because his family, friends and fans from around theworldhavedone
such a splendid job of keeping his memory alive, I sometimes findithardto
believe that he's been gone for so long. I hope that you'll allcontinueto
keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers during thisdifficult
month and that he will forever continue to live on in your heartsand
memories.
Finally, don'Äôt forget to checkout the brand newsisterwebsiteto
EricCarr.com, _www.Amplified-Radio.com_ (http://www.amplified-radio.com/)
. It is the
official website to my radio show Amplified... the only All-Request80'Äôs
Hair
Metal and Hard Rock show in South Florida. Many of you madesuggestionsin
the past for what you'Äôd like to see on EricCarr.comandwehavemade
sure to
take these suggestions into consideration while building thenewsite.On
Amplified-Radio.com, you'Äôll find your beloved metalnews,metalhistory
and metal
birthdays, a chat room, message board, guest book, an ultra-easywaytojoin
our growing mailing list and much, much more. I hope you'Äôlltakethe
time to
check it out today (click on the link shown on this page) andletmeknow
what you think! And if you like what you see, make sure to tellafriend!
With that said, here's what's happening in the world of KISS:
KISS - ROCK THE NATION LIVE! The new live KISS two-disc DVD setwillbe
available in stores on December 6th through Image Entertainment.ShotinHigh
Def, the DVD will feature the hottest songs from the Washington,DCand
Virginia Beach, VA concerts, filmed during last year's 2004RockThe
Nation tour.
The DVD will also include KISS Powervision interactive bonusfeaturesthat
include Select-A-KISS, allowing the viewer access to separatechannels
for each
of the four band members. At any time the viewer can watch themainconcert
program or switch to different cameras focusing just on Paul,Gene,Tommyor
Eric. The DVD will be loaded with additional behind-the-scenes,lifeonthe
road footage and interviews, giving the viewer a virtual allaccesspassto
sound checks, the famed KISS dressing room and other rare glimpsesintothe
world of KISS.
According to KISS Kollector Online, original KISS guitarist ACEFREHLEYwill
be one of the celebrities at hand at this year's Sober TeensFestival.Early
last year,Kisskollector.com exclusively reported that the formerKISSaxe
slinger had seriously started focusing on getting and stayingcleanandsober
again - and that he had already stayed away from the party sceneatthat
point
for over half a year. Meanwhile, Frehley has managed to staysoberforabout
two years now and has kept a low profile for all that time. Heonlypopped
up once in a while here and there - including jamming with PEARLJAMvery
recently. This Sunday, October 16 Frehley will be one of thecelebrities
at hand
for the annual Sober Teens Festival at Carmel High School inWestchester,
NY. As Westchester's The Journal News (www.thejournalnews.com)reported
yesterday, the goal of the annual festival is for students tosigncontracts
pledging to stay sober until the age of 21, and then the contractswillbe
co-signed by celebrities. "This year, KISS guitarist AceFrehleyis
already on
board, and other stars are in the works."
The following update has been posted at guitarist BRUCE KULICK's(GRANDFUNK
RAILROAD, UNION, ex-KISS) website (_www.kulick.net_
(http://www.kulick.net/) ): "The members of the "KISSCommunity"came
together in Indy recently to
help raise money for the hurricane relief efforts. Though hewasnotableto
physically attend, Bruce supported the cause by allowing the band(Eric
Singer, Ryan Roxie, Damon Johnson and Chuck Garric) to use hispersonal
guitars for
the concerts. He also got ESP Guitars to donate a _guitar_
(http://kissasylum.com/currnews/images/20051020-02Benefit-08BIG.jpg),
which was "sold" via
raffle, as were other donated items. The benefit concerts andraffleswerea
great success: the Red Cross will be receiving a $4,000 donationasaresult,
and the Humane Society will receive $1,000 to aid relief effortsforallthe
pets which were displaced by the hurricanes. You can read moreaboutthe
shows
and those who gave generously of their time, money, and talentbyclicking
_here_
(http://kissasylum.com/cgi-bin/fullStory.cgi?20051020-02Benefit.htm).
Kiss Kollector Online (www.kisskollector.com) reports that LydiaCriss,
former wife of original KISS drummer PETER CRISS, has just launchedher
official
website http://www.lydiacriss.com, the site where you will beableto
purchase a deluxe hard cover edition of her forthcoming KISSbookSealed
With A
KISS. Earlier, the opening page could already be viewed, butasofnowthe
complete site is online. The website features never before seenphotos,a
bio on
Lydia and KISS Kollector's exclusive interview with Lydia, thatwas
conducted
after she did a very successful auction of her private KISS collection
through online auction firm Backstage Auctions. Lydia's bookisto
contain over
1,500 rare and unpublished photos, memorabilia and memories fromthe
early days
of KISS.
KISS EXPOS AROUND THE WORLD:
KISS Expo III UK - November 19th 2005, Nottingham Rock City,U.K.:

Hot from the Alice Cooper UK tour, ERIC SINGER will be therefora'Q& A'
session, everyone who attends is guaranteed an autograph andphotosession,
and ya never know, he may just play a little! There are live performances
from
the U.K.'s Number 1 KISS tribute band Dressed to Kill, Adam BombandSack
Trick and along for the ride again, will be Channel 4's Mr. IainLee.Jazan
Wild will be coming over from the U.S. to promote his new comicbook
"Carnival
of Souls" KISS Dealers from around the UK - Europe - USA,mainstreamrock
dealers are also welcome. All the usual competitions, signed memorabilia
raffle,
face painting etc. price includes entry to "Rock in the Rig"thrutil3.00
am. Children over 14 are welcome until 9pm Doors open at 2.00pm,VIPearly
entry 1.00pm. Go to _www.KISSexpo.co.uk_ (http://www.kissexpo.co.uk/)for
more details and to book tickets, or call the Rock City Box Office0115
9588484.
KISS Expo Mexico II - December 9th & 10th 2005, Mexico:
Bruce Kulick will be heading to Mexico in December to appear attheKISS
Expo Mexico II. Bruce will be playing with an ESP line-up featuringhimself,
Eric Singer, John Corabi, and Chuck Garric. The shows are scheduledfor
December
9-10, 2005. Regular admission tickets can be purchased through
_www.ticketmaster.com.mx_
(http://www.ticketmaster.com.mx/eventos.asp?searchname=KISS_EXPO_MEXICO_II_
ESP_ERIC_SINGER_PROJECT_EN_CONCIERTO&cat=conciertos) or special
Gold Pass or Platinum Pass tickets can be purchased through
_www.kiss-lounge.com_ (http://www.kiss-lounge.com/) .
*** If you have any additional info about upcoming Expos takingplacein
YOUR area, drop me a line at the link on this page and I willmakesureshare
the love. ***
And finally, here's what happened this month in KISStory:
1973 (November 1) - KISS signs a record deal with CasablancaRecords.
1976 (November 1) - The album 'ÄúRock N Roll Over'Äùisreleased.
1976 (November 11) - 'ÄúRock N Roll Over is certifiedGoldand
'ÄúDestroyer'Äù is
certified Platinum by the RIAA.
1976 (November 24) - The 'ÄúRock N Roll Over'Äùtourbegins.'ÄúBeth'Äùis
performed live for the first time.
1981 (November 11) - The album 'ÄúMusic For The Elder'Äùisreleased.
1984 (November 27) 'Äì Mark St. John makes his livedebutwiththeband.
1988 (November 15) 'Äì The album 'ÄúSmashes,Thrashes&Hits'Äùis released.
1990 (November 9) 'Äì The 'ÄúHot In TheShade'Äùtourconcludesat MSG in New
York City. Unknowingly, this is Eric Carr'Äôs finalshowwiththeband.
1991 (November 24) 'Äì Eric Carr passes away afterahard-faughtbattlewith
cancer. He was 41.
1998 (November 17) 'Äì 'ÄúMTV Unplugged'ÄùisreleasedonDVD.
1998 (November 24) 'Äì The video 'ÄúSecondComing'Äùisreleased.
1998 'Äì According to a Billboard online KISS poll,GeneSimmonsisthe
favorite KISS character. His 28.1% of the votes was followedbyAceFrehley
(24.1%), Paul Stanley (18.7%) and Peter Criss (9.0%). 20.1% ofthose
polled claimed
the liked KISS better without the make-up.
2001 (November 20) 'Äì The KISS boxset is released.
** These and other metal news stories can be found on the officialKISS
website kissonline.com, kissasylum.com, kulick.net, bravewords.comandany
additional website mentioned above. Don't forget to check outtherestof
ERICCARR.com as well! There are loads of cool things here thatyouDON'T
want to miss
and LOADS of great gift ideas for any occasion! Please note,anypurchases
made through any links sited above are at the buyer's own riskandaretobe
made with discretion. With the exception of purchases made through
ERICCARR.com, we will not be held liable for any online purchasesgone
wrong. **
Until next month, ROCK ON!

 

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OCTOBER FOX NEWS-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hi there everyone and welcome to the 1st anniversary editionofFoxNews!

We've got lots of exciting things going on in the EricCarr.comcampincludingthevery first limited edition Eric Carr bobbleheadnowavailableforpre-order! EricCarr.com is proud to announcethearrival ofthisexclusive, 1st edition bobblehead from the2005-2006"ClassicLegend"series! Each one-of-a-kindbobble, manufacturedbyBobblehead HerosInc., is numbered, handpainted and made ofresin.. NOT PLASTIC!Although they are limitedto 500 pieces worldwide,wehave decidedto reserve numbers 1through 150 and offer themexclusivelyto you,our EricCarr.comfriends! But hurry becausethey're goingfast! Tomake sure youget a low number in this collectorsseries,ORDER YOURSTODAY!And now, we've made it even easier foryou topre-order yourbobblewe now accept credit card paymentsmade throughPayPal!

I've also just launched a brand new website www.Amplified-Radio.com.Amplified-Radio.comistheofficial website to my radio show Amplified.. the onlyAll-Request80'sHair Metal and Hard Rock show inSouth Floridaand it is alsothesister website to EricCarr.com!Many of youmade suggestionsin thepast for what you'd like tosee on EricCarr.comand we havemadesure to take these suggestionsinto considerationwhile buildingthenew site. On Amplified-Radio.com,you'll findyour beloved metalnews,metal news archives, a chatroom, messageboard, guest book,an ultra-easyway to join ourgrowing mailinglist and much, muchmore. I hopeyou'll take thetime to checkit out today (click onthe link shownon this page)and let meknow what you think!


With that said, here's what's happening in the worldofKISS:

A video slot machine featuring the band's hit song 'Rock And RollAllNite'andthe members' famous mugs in full makeup. The gamewasunveiledbyProgressive Gaming International Corporation Tuesdayatthe GlobalGamingExpo with founding members Paul Stanley andGeneSimmonson hand.The celebrity slot machine is nothing new.A slewof famouspeoplehave paired their names and likenesseswith gamingmachinesat pastexpos, including Pamela Anderson,Clint Eastwoodand others.It'sa formula that apparently workswell for gamingcompanies.To viewGene and Paul at the unveilinghead here.

Guitarist Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS) and UNION featuring singerJohnCorabi(ex-MOTLEYCRUE), bassist Chuck Garric (ex-ALICE COOPER,DIO)anddrummer FredCoury (CINDERELLA) will be appearing ata veryspecialcharity eventduring their upcoming European Tour.On November25,2005, Union,along with other guests CYSTAL DUSKand HARTMANN,willplay a concertin Babenhausen, Germany (nearFrankfurt) tobenefitthe KinderkrebshilfeDarmstadt e.V., anorganization dedicatedtocaring for kids withcancer. Ticketsare available online andatselect stores. For moreinformationabout the charity eventandto order tickets, pleasevisit www.UNIONforChildren.com.

KISSAsylum.com and GetALifeInc.com have issued the following reportfromKeithLeroux:"I am proud to announce that we will behavingtwobenefit showsin Indianapolis, Indiana featuring KISSdrummerEricSinger. Singer,currently on tour with ALICE COOPER,willbe joinedby fellow Cooperband mates Ryan Roxie, Damon Johnson,andChuckGarric at both shows.100% of all ticket sales willgo directlytothe Red Cross' HurricaneKatrina relief fund. Theband willbe performing70's classics includingcovers of KISS,Alice Cooper,AC/DC, THINLIZZY, T-REX, CHEAP TRICKand othersat both shows!The first showis for all ages and willtake placeFriday, October14th from 7PM - Midnight (or later) atthe HolidayInn - 5120Victory Dr. onthe southeast side of INDYat 465 &Emerson.If you need a roomcall the hotel at 317-783-7751.Singerand Friendswill performat 9 PM. All band members will beavailablefor autographsand photos.Tickets for this show are $20.00.Thesecond show willbe for ages21 and over and will take placeSaturday,October 15thfrom 5 PM- 8 PM at Birdy's Bar & Grill- 2131E. 71st St.on the northside of INDY at 71st and Keystone.Ticketsfor thisshow are $15.00.

As previously revealed in our Bill Aucoin Interview, several oftheband'searlyperformances will be issued soon on DVD. Duefor releaseonDVD isKISS' first Winterland show (recorded pre-January31st,1975)whichwill feature audio commentary from the fouroriginalbandmembers(GENE SIMMONS, PAUL STANLEY, ACE FREHLEYand PETERCRISS).Also comingsoon to DVD is a full concert recordedwithone cameraat The Palladiumin New York City on July 25th,1980(the firstshow that introduceddrummer Eric Carr to themasses),as well asa black and white videorecorded at Coventry.

KISS - ROCK THE NATION LIVE! The new live KISS two-disc DVDsetwillbeavailable in stores on December 6th through ImageEntertainment.ShotinHigh Def, the DVD will feature the hottestsongs from theWashington,DCand Virginia Beach, VA concerts,filmed during lastyear's 2004RockThe Nation tour. The DVD willalso include KISSPowervisioninteractivebonus features thatinclude Select-A-KISS,allowingthe viewer accessto separatechannels for each of thefour bandmembers. At any timethe viewercan watch the main concertprogramor switch to differentcamerasfocusing just on Paul, Gene,Tommyor Eric. The DVD willbe loadedwith additional behind-the-scenes,lifeon the road footageandinterviews, giving the viewer a virtualallaccess pass to soundchecks,the famed KISS dressing room andotherrare glimpses intothe worldof KISS.

Gene Simmons has committed to a second series of his reality showGeneSimmons'RockSchool, because he'll "do anything formoney."Theflamboyantfrontman attempts to turn pupils atEnglish privateschoolChrist'sHospital into little rock godson the show. Hewill bereturningto the school in Horsham, southeast Englandsoon to shoota secondseries. Simmons explains,"I like moneyand, naturally,woulddo anything for money,within the confinesof the law, soI am returningto Christ'sHospital to start series2.



KISS EXPOS AROUND THE WORLD:


KISS Expo III UK - November 19th 2005, Nottingham Rock City, U.K.:

Participating this year will be very special guest Eric Singer!EricSingerwillbe there for a 'Q & A' session and everyonewhoattendsis alsoguaranteed an autograph and photo session.Therewill bea live performancefrom the U.K.'s Number 1 KISStributeband "Dressedto Kill".For more information,go to:http://www.kissexpo.co.uk.

 

KISS Expo Mexico II - December 9th & 10th 2005, Mexico:

Bruce Kulick will be heading to Mexico in December to appear attheKISSExpoMexico II. Bruce will be playing with an ESP line-upfeaturinghimself,EricSinger, John Corabi, and Chuck Garric.The showsare scheduledforDecember 9-10, 2005. Regular admissionticketscan be purchasedthroughwww.ticketmaster.com.mx or specialGoldPass or PlatinumPasstickets can be purchased throughwww.kiss-lounge.com.


*** If you have any additional info about upcoming Expos takingplaceinYOURarea, drop me a line at the link on this page andI willmakesureshare the love. ***


And finally, here's what happened this month in KISStory:


1974 (Oct 17) - The "Hotter Than Hell" tour officiallybeginsinMichigan.This is the first time the band headlinesa tour.

1974 (Oct 22) - The album "Hotter Than Hell" is released.

1975 (Oct. 9) - The band makes their infamous appearance at CadillacHighSchoolinCadillac, Michigan.

1977 (Oct. 14) - The album "Alive II" (the band's seconddoublelivealbum)is released.

1978 - All four KISS solo albums are certified Gold and Platinum.

1978 (Oct. 28) - "KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park"premieresasNBC's"Movie Of The Week."

1982 (Oct. 25) - The album "Creatures Of The Night"isreleasedinthe U.S.

1983 (Oct. 11) - The first show of the "Lick It Up"tourtakesplacein Lisbon, Portugal. This is the first show thebandplayswithoutmakeup.

1983 - The 7" single for "Lick It Up"/"DanceAllOverYourFace" is released.

1983/1984 - The 7"single for "All Hell's Breakin' Loose"/"Young&Wasted"isreleased.

1985 - The 7" single for "Tears Are Falling"/"AnywayYouSliceIt"is released.

1987 - KISS' videos "Exposed" and "AnimalizeLiveUncensored"iscertified Platinum.

1989 - (Oct. 17) The album "Hot In The Shade" is released.

1995 (Oct. 31) - KISS' "MTV Unplugged" special Premieres.

1997 (Oct. 7) - "Dynasty", "Unmasked", "TheElder"and"CreaturesOf The Night" remasters arereleased.

1998 (Oct. 21) - Alice Cooper files a suit against KISS' PaulStanleyandBruceKulick because their song "Dreamin'"soundstoomuch likeCooper's 'Eighteen'.

1999 (Oct. 28) - KISS appears on MTV's "Celebrity Deathmatch."TheywasteN'Sync.

1999 (Oct. 31) - Paul concludes a 15-week run as the "PhantomOfTheOpera"on Broadway.

2001 (Oct. 21) - Aerosmith and KISS are among those performingataneight-hourconcert in Washington D.C. to raise funds forvictimsofthe September11th attacks.

2003 (Oct. 24) - KISS is on "A Scooby-Doo Halloween."

2003 - Engineer Mike Plotnikoff admits that Kevin valentine (ex-Cinderella)playeddrumsonall the songs on KISS' 'Psycho Circus' album exceptfor'IntoTheVoid'.

2004 (Oct. 5) - The 40-track 2-CD anthology plus KISS 'Exposed'DVDboxset,'KISS Gold Sound & Vision' is released.

2004 (Oct. 12) - After suffering hip problems for a number ofyears,KISSfrontmanPaul Stanley has hip replacement surgeryon his lefthip(this isthe first of two surgeries). Eventually,he makesa fullrecovery.

 


** These and other metal news stories can be found on the officialKISSwebsitekissonline.com,kissasylum.com, kulick.net, bravewords.comandanyadditional websitesmentioned above. Don't forget to checkouttherest of ERICCARR.comas well! There are loads of coolthingsherethat you DON'T wantto miss and LOADS of great giftideasfor anyoccasion! Please note,any purchases made throughany linkssitedabove are at the buyer'sown risk and are to bemade withdiscretion.With the exception ofpurchases made throughERICCARR.com,we willnot be held liable forany online purchasesgone wrong.**


Until next month, ROCK ON!

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER FOX NEWS

 

 

Hi there and welcome to the newest edition of FoxNews!

For those of you who frequent the Hard Rock Café, we'vegotgreatnews!Some very special Eric Carr items will be on displayforthegrandopening of the brand new Hard Rock Café inNewYork.Afterthat, some pieces may be moved to other Hard RockCafé'sthroughoutthecountry. We'll let ya know more whenwe get thedetails!

Also, the newest piece of official Eric Carr merchandise isofficiallyontheway. A limited edition, numbered Eric Carr bobbleheadbyBobbleHeroeswill officially be released to you very soon!Pre-orderswillbetaken beforehand and ready for shipment inearly November..justin time for the holidays! Since the firstshipment willbelimitedto 100, I highly suggest that you pre-orderyours now!Tocheck outthis adorable bobblehead, visit our homepagehereon ericcarr.com.Asa side note for all the ladies out there,Iwas told it has anadorablebutt!

Now, as you may remember, during the month of June I interviewedseveralpeoplewhoselives were greatly touched by Eric Carr.And whilethey wereallvery nice and very friendly, only oneof them quicklybecamea friend.. AJ Pero of Twisted Sister.Recently, I had thechanceto meetand hang out with AJ beforeand after Twisted Sister'sTampa,Floridaperformance on Saturday,August 20th and thoughtI'd sharethe experiencewith you sinceit was an incredible time!

After Twisted Sister's show in Ft. Lauderdale was postponed indefinitely,myfriendandI decided to take the four hour drive northwestto seethe bandperformin Tampa/St. Petersburg. We met up withAJ andone of hisold highschool friends at sound check and thenwe allwent outto dinner.After the show, we hung out at a coupleofdifferentplaces and eventuallysaid our goodbyes at 6:30 thenextmorning!We talked about manydifferent things throughoutthe nightincludinghis kids, Eric, tattoos,motorcycles, politicsand ofcourse, storiesfrom the road. He alsotold me a littleabout theCD he and hisother band are working onas well as abook he'sin the processof writing in which he'll sharehis lifestory.From when he startedlearning to play the drums tohiscrazy dayson the road with TwistedSister and more, AJ hopesthathis bookwill be a positive experiencefor anyone who readsit andhopesthat it will show that no matterwhat may happenin your life,goodthings will follow if you allowthem to. Wealso talked aboutanupcoming memorial that he is planningtoput together in Eric'shonor.Because most of these projectsarestill in their beginningstages,I'm not going say any moreaboutthem at the moment. Butnever fear.. you'll be the firstto knowwhen the CD and bookare availablefor purchase as wellas whenall the details forthe memorial isfinally worked out!

How was the show you ask?? I can only describe it in one word:INCREDIBLE!Eventhoughthey experienced several technical difficulties,thebandwas AMAZING!They haven't lost a step and I personallycouldn'ttellthe differencebetween the band from 20 years agoand theband today.If you haven'thad a chance to see them live,you DEFINITELYhaveto check themout. To see if the band is comingto your area,logonto the officialTwisted Sister website, www.twistedsister.com.Ifyoudon't see adate listed for your area or if you'd likethemto visityour areaagain, check out the "slam board"ontheir websiteandpost a message telling the band that youwantthem to rock yourtownto the ground!

But do you know what really made the weekend so incredible andwhatimpressedmethe most? Watching how AJ interacted with thefans.He was veryfriendlyto every person that came up to talkto him(especiallythe realnervous ones) and he was more thenhappy tosign autographsand takepictures with anyone who askedand eventook the time tojust stopand talk with several of them.Everythinghe did, rightdown to hissense of humor, remindedme so much ofEric it was almostscary!As many of you know, thatis a HUGE compliment... especiallycomingfrom me! He is trulyan incredible humanbeing (and as youalreadyknow, a very talenteddrummer) and I'mvery proud that Ican nowcall him my friend.

Don't forget! Many of these interviews are now available for yourlisteningenjoymenteithervia MP3 or on CD (you're choice). Allyou needto do to requestyourcopy is email me at the link onthis pageand I'll hook youup. Theinterviews that are available(or willbe available verysoon) include:Eric Carr's sister Loretta,AJPero of Twisted Sister,Bill Aucoin,Bruce Kulick, Janet SymmonsandRon Keel. There arealso severalwritten interviews that canbeviewed here on the websiteincludingTommy Thayer, membersof KISSnation,Joey from Z02 andyou can alsolearn about thehistory of Eric'sdrumsticks of choice,Regaltip,in an exclusiveinterview withNick Mason (Regal ArtistRelations).Special thanksagain to allwho helped us make Eric'sbirthday celebrationamemorable one.We couldn't have done it withouteach and everyoneof you. Thankyou all for helping us keep Eric'smusic andmemoryalive!


With that said, here's what's happening in the world of KISS:

Gene Simmons' "Rock School" has finally made it to theUSairwaves!Thefirst episode aired at 11 PM on August 19th onVH-1.In thefirstepisode, Gene arrives at Christs Hospital boardingschoolandsetsabout teaching a music class of 13 year-olds howto rock.He'sforminga new band and his first task is to picka singerfrom thegroupof classically trained musicians.

Now, according to kissasylum.com, in the face-off between newrealityshowsaboutaging hard-rockers returning to school, scorea victoryforKISS'Gene Simmons over Motley Crue's Tommy Lee.Also scorea victoryforcable over broadcast. NBC's cloying "TommyLeeGoes toCollege"never establishes why that rocker wantstobe there.That leavesthe series with a sense of aimlessness.There'sa goofgoing on butwe're not really sure who's beinggoofed. Bycontrast,VH1's "GeneSimmons' Rock School,"which premierestomorrownight, has aclear sense of purpose andnarrative development."RockSchool"is also cheerfuland even cute, if predictable.(Afterits premiere,"RockSchool" switches to 10:30on Fridays,following repeatsofNBC's "Tommy Lee.")

In other news, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has toldsyndicatednewspapercolumnistMarilyn Beck that it could be twoyears beforeKISS playsto thepublic again, but that doesn'tmean he's goinganywhere."We'vebeen touring for 32 years.It's a time forall of usto take sometime off, maybe two years,"he claims."PaulStanley isdoing a solo record, and I thinkhe's goingto want togo do somesolo dates, and I want to doa lot of otherstuff, too".

KISS EXPOS AROUND THE WORLD:


KISS CHICAGOLAND EXPO 2005 - Saturday September 3, 2005:

The KISS Chicagoland Expo 2005 will take place at the HOLIDAYINN,COUNTRYSIDE­6201 Joliet Road, LaGrange/Countryside,Illinois60525-3958.Thisyear's expo will feature KISS DrummerERIC SINGER.Eric willbe singingautographs, taking photos andanswering questions.Theall-femaleKISS Tribute Band BLACK DIAMONDwill also rock thewindycity! Otherspecial guests include: KISSArmy founder BillStarkey,Angelo Coppola- a 9yr old drummingsensation and winnerof the"Most TalentedKid Award".Angelo will be drummingtoKISS Klassics and therewill also bea rare unplugged set byChicago'sown "King ofThe NightTimeWorld". For moreinfo and tobuy tickets, visitthe expowebsite - http://www.kissexpochicago.com.SpecialKISS Exporoomrates are available, call no later thanAugust 13thfor theKISSrate - Event Expo Room code is KIS. Ticketprices are$18 inadvanceand special VIP passes are $25 each andinclude afree EricSingerKISS guitar pick. Click this link forticket info:
http://host239.ipowerweb.com/~fansanit/cgi-bin/ecommerce/ac/agora.cgi?cart_id=22013.83789*DG6w50&product=KISS

Oslo, Norway ?The Gods of Thunder Festival & KISS Expo?-Saturday,September10, 2005:

KISS fans and KISS merchandise dealers from the whole world areinvitedtojointhe KISS Army Norway as they celebrate the mostdedicatedfansinthe world: the KISS Army! If you're in the area,visitOslo onSeptember10th and experience a full scale KISSExpo aswell asa KISS rockfestival that will showcase some ofthe charttoppingand award winningbands that recorded a songfor the upcomingNorwegianKISS tributealbum. WIG WAM, the #1chart topping supergroup hasalready beenconfirmed for the festival.Wig Wam recentlyrecorded"I WasMade For Loving You"with KISS-guitaristBruceKulick. The Expowill include an explosiveKISS cover band,a KISSmuseum, KISS merchandisedealers, videofootage on a moviescreen,a make-up contest, giveaways,KISSkaraoke and much more!KISS ArmyNorway hope to see fans andKISSdealers from the wholeworld attheir gigantic celebration ofKISSand its fans. All foreignvisitorsare welcome to contactthem atstig@kissarmynorway.comfor moreinformation. Go to www.ticketmaster.notoget tickets.

KISS Expo III UK - November 19th 2005, Nottingham Rock City,U.K.:

Participating this year will be very special guest Eric Singer!EricSingerwillbe there for a 'Q & A' session and everyonewhoattendsis alsoguaranteed an autograph and photo session.Therewill bea live performancefrom the U.K.'s Number 1 KISStributeband "Dressedto Kill".For more information,go to:http://www.kissexpo.co.uk.


*** If you have any additional info about upcoming Expos takingplaceinYOURarea, drop me a line at the link on this page andI willmakesureshare the love. ***


And finally, here's what happened this month in KISStory:

 

1975 (September 10) ­ "Alive" is released.

1978 (September 18) ­ The four solo albums are releasedsimultaneously.
1983 (September 18) ­ KISS appears on MTV without makeup forthefirsttime.The video for "Lick It Up" debuts.

1983 (September 23) ­ The album "Lick It Up"isreleased.

1984 (September 17) ­ The album "Animalize" isreleasedintheU.S.

1984 (September 30) ­ Bruce Kulick plays his first showwiththebandon the "Animalize" tour (replacing anailingMarkSt. John)in Brighton, England.

1985 (September 9) ­ The album "Asylum" is released.

1987 (September 18) ­ The album "Crazy Nights"isreleased.

1991 (September 5) ­ Eric Carr appears with the band forthefinaltimeat the MTV Video Music Awards.

1996 (September 4) ­ KISS performs four songs at the MTVVideoMusicAwards.

1998 (September 1) ­ "Lick It Up", "Animalize","Asylum"and"CrazyNights" remasters arereleased.

1998 (September 22) ­ The album "Psycho Circus"isreleased.

 

* These and other metal news stories can be found on the officialKISSwebsitekissonline.com,kissasylum.com, kulick.net, bravewords.comandanyadditional websitesmentioned above. Don't forget to checkouttherest of ERICCARR.comas well! There are loads of coolthingsherethat you DON'T wantto miss and LOADS of great giftideasfor anyoccasion! Please note,any purchases made throughany linkssitedabove are at the buyer'sown risk and are to bemade withdiscretion.With the exception ofpurchases made throughERICCARR.com,we willnot be held liable forany online purchasesgone wrong.*


Until next month, ROCK ON!


 

AUGUST FOX NEWS

by Beth FOXNEWS BEIR

Hi there everyone and welcome to the August edition of FoxNews!Ifyouhaven'tsignedup to join our mailing list yet, pleasefeelfreeto do so.All youhave to do is email me at the linkon thispagewith yourrequestto join and you'll have the insidescoopon everythinghappeninghereon the site including upcoming,exclusiveinterviewswith someofEric's closest friends, triviacontestswith VERY coolprizesandof course, brand new &exclusivemerchandise! Speakingofbrandnew merchandise, makesure to checkout the homepage hereonericcarr.comfor all thelatest itemsavailable including: the2005limited edition(doublesided) guitarpicks, guitar pick necklacesandBACK BY POPULARDEMAND,FOR ALIMITED TIME ONLY - the official"EricCarrTribute"shirt!Order this very special shirtright nowandget a free "GodGave"pick with your order!This offerisonly available fora limited timeonly, so get yourstoday.


With that said, here's what's happening in the worldofKISS:


According to Joop Van Pelt at www.kisskollector.com, the lateKISSdrummerEricCarris among the 10 best drummers in the world!Thisis accordingtosome3,500 music lovers who participatedin Radiopoll in ordertovotefor their fantasy super group -made up ofany musicianfromany band.There are 4 categories:Best singer,Best guitarist,Bestbassistand Best drummer. Thefour membersof Led Zeppelinturnedout to bethe ultimate supergroup, as they'releading allcategories.Apartfrom Eric Carr,there are no KISSmembers in anyof these categories.Mostmusicians/bandsvotedfor are from theUK and several websiteshavelisted thefour Top10's, includingthe BBC News site. If youhappenedtomiss it onour home page,here's the list of the Top10 best drummersintheworld:

10. Eric Carr (KISS)
09. Dave Grohl (Nirvana)
08. Roger Taylor (Queen)
07. Ian Paice (Deep Purple)
06. Ginger Baker (Cream)
05. Phil Collins (Genesis)
04. Cozy Powell (Black Sabbath, Rainbow)
03. Keith Moon (The Who)
02. Neil Peart (Rush)
01. John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)

CONGRATS ERIC - WE ALWAYS KNEW YOU WERE ONE OF THE BEST!!!!

In the July '05 issue of Hit Parader Magazine, KISS appeared inmanyAll-TimeRankingscategoriesincluding: "The Top 100CD'sIn Metal History"(4.Alive!,16. Destroyer, 33. LoveGun).Alive! was also rankedthe#1 in the"All-Time Top10 LiveAlbums" category and#4in the "All-TimeTop10 MostInfluential Metal Albums"category."Destroyer"alsomadeit to #2 on their listfor "All-TimeTop 10 Metalalbumsof the70's." Finallythe bands album "HotterThanHell"alsomade the list- coming in at #5 in the "All-TimeTop10AlbumsWith 'Hell'In The Title" and #7 in the "All-TimeTop10ShockRockDiscs." WAY TO GO, GUYS!

According to kissonline.com, legendary rock 'n' roll photographerBobGruen,bestknownto KISS fans for his pictures of KISS' 70'stoursofJapan,will havean exhibition of his photos at The MorrisonHotelGalleryinLa Jolla,California began on July 22. For thefirsttime ever,handsigned,limited-edition photographs of KISS,takenby Gruen,arebeing presentedto the public.

If you've taken my advice and sat down to watch the Nickelodeoncartoon"MyDadTheRock Star" (created by Gene Simmons),I'msure you'renowasbig a fan of the series as I am. If youhaven'thad the chancetoseeit yet, I've got great news! Volume1 ofthe series willbe releasedonSeptember 20 and Volume 2will bereleased on December13th! I'mprettysure you'll be ableto findit anywhere (and ata fair price)butI personally pre-orderedminethrough www.amazon.com.If you'reinterestedin owning theseries,check it out!

According to kissasylum.com, the most famous KISS poster of alltimeisarguablytheimage of KISS straddling the edge of NewYork City'sEmpireStatebuilding.Photographer Barry Levine capturedthe bandwithapparentlynothingbetween them and the ground,nearly a quarter-milebelow.Thesecretbehind the shot, though,is that the band wasposed onefloorabovethe observation deckon a four foot widewalkway - givingtheillusionof hanging offthe edge but witha deck just one storydown;stilla nasty, butnot catastrophic,fall. With the posterbeingin hotdemand fromdiehard fans anofficial reprint has justbeenreleased,muchto the delight ofcollectors worldwide. Therearea few minordifferencesto note:the silver-gray logo of theoriginalprinthas been replacedbya bolder red version. The newposter isalsoborderless, with theimagerunning all the way tothe edge ofthepaper. And that'snot all!Other recent officialposter releasesincludean airbrushedimageof the Dressed to Killalbum and afive-foottall KISS Doorposter.KISS Empire State poster$9.95.

Also from kissasylum.com, KISS frontman Paul Stanley recentlyannouncedthathe'splanninga solo tour in support of his upcomingsoloalbum.Stanleywill alsohave exhibitions of his paintingsthroughouttheUSA soon.In Aprilof this year, the first-everpublic exhibitionofhis arttook placeon Maui, Hawaii.



KISS EXPOS AROUND THE WORLD:


KISS CHICAGOLAND EXPO 2005 - Saturday September 3, 2005:

The KISS Chicgoland Expo 2005 will take place at the HOLIDAY INN,COUNTRYSIDE-6201JolietRoad, LaGrange/Countryside, Illinois60525-3958.Thisyear'sexpowill feature KISS Drummer ERIC SINGER.Eric willbesingingautographs,taking photos and answering questions.Theall-femaleKISSTributeBand BLACK DIAMOND will also rockthe windycity! Otherspecialguestsinclude: KISS Army founderBill Starkey,Angelo Coppola-a 9yr olddrumming sensation andwinner of the"Most TalentedKidAward".Angelo willbe drumming toKISS Klassics and therewillalso be arare unpluggedset by Chicago'sown "King ofThe NightTimeWorld".Formore info andto buy tickets, visitthe expo website- http://www.kissexpochicago.com.SpecialKISSExpo room rates areavailable, call no later thanAugust13thforthe KISS rate - EventExpo Room code is KIS. Ticketpricesare$18in advance and specialVIP passes are $25 eachand includea freeEricSinger KISS guitarpick. Click this linkfor ticketinfo:
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Oslo, Norway "The Gods of Thunder Festival & KISSExpo"-Saturday,September10, 2005:

KISS fans and KISS merchandise dealers from the whole world areinvitedtojointheKISS Army Norway as they celebrate the mostdedicatedfansintheworld: the KISS Army! If you're in the area,visitOslo onSeptember10thand experience a full scale KISSExpo aswell asa KISS rockfestivalthat will showcase some ofthe charttoppingand award winningbandsthat recorded a songfor the upcomingNorwegianKISS tributealbum.WIG WAM, the #1chart topping supergroup hasalready beenconfirmedfor the festival.Wig Wam recentlyrecorded"I WasMade For LovingYou"with KISS-guitaristBruceKulick. The Expowill includean explosiveKISS cover band,a KISSmuseum, KISS merchandisedealers,videofootage on a moviescreen,a make-up contest, giveaways,KISSkaraokeand much more!KISS ArmyNorway hope to see fans andKISSdealersfrom the wholeworld attheir gigantic celebration ofKISSand it'sfans. Allforeign visitorsare welcome to contactthem atstig@kissarmynorway.comformoreinformation. Go to www.ticketmaster.notoget tickets.


KISS Expo III UK - November 19th 2005, Nottingham Rock City,U.K.:

Participating this year will be very special guest Eric Singer!EricSingerwillbethere for a 'Q & A' session and everyonewhoattendsis alsoguaranteedan autograph and photo session.Therewill bea live performancefromthe U.K.'s Number 1 KISStributeband "Dressedto Kill".Formore information,go to:http://www.kissexpo.co.uk.


*** If you have any additional info about upcoming Expos takingplaceinYOURarea,drop me a line at the link on this page andI willmakesuresharethe love. ***


And finally, here's what happened this month in KISStory:

1949 (August 25) - Gene Simmon's birthday.

1973 (August 10) - KISS auditions for soon-to-be manager, BillAucoin.

1978 (August 28) - The 2nd Marvel KISS comic book goes on sale.

1987 (August 8) - KISS performs a free show at the Olympic AuditoriuminLosAngelestofilm segments for their "Crazy, Crazy Nights"video.

1988 (August 20) - KISS plays the "Monsters of Rock"festivalatCastleDonnington,England.

1995 (August 9) - The original members of the band reunite withMTV's"Unplugged".

1999 (August 11) - The band gets a star on Hollywood Boulevard.

1999 (August 23) - KISS performs on WCW Monday Nitro in Las Vegas.

2002 (August 30) - VH-1 airs a special KISS "That 70?s Show".


** These and other metal news stories can be found on the officialKISSwebsitekissonline.com,kissasylum.com,kulick.net, bravewords.comandanyadditional websitesmentioned above.Don't forget to checkouttherest of ERICCARR.comas well! Thereare loads of coolthingsherethat you DON'T wantto miss and LOADSof great giftideasfor anyoccasion! Please note,any purchases madethroughany linkssitedabove are at the buyer'sown risk and areto bemade withdiscretion.With the exception ofpurchases made throughERICCARR.com,wewillnot be held liable forany online purchasesgone wrong.**


Until next month, ROCK ON!




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JULY FOX NEWS

by Beth FOXNEWS BEIR

Hi there everyone and welcome to another edition to FoxNews!Sinceyoumadeitthis far into the website, you've probably alreadyseenmanyoftheEXTREMELY RARE Eric Carr items now availablefor youto ownincludingtheBRAND NEW, OFFICIAL 2005 Eric CarrGuitarPick Series.This seriesislimited to 300 sets worldwideand includes5 fullcolor, doublesidedpicks that feature differentfull colorphotos... all of whichwerepersonally owned by EricCarr. The2005 EricCarr Guitar PickSeriescan be purchased individuallyoras a 5-pickset! Also availableisthe BRAND NEW "ERICCARRLEGEND"guitar pick ... a LIMITED,fullcolor and doublesided"GODGAVE ROCK N ROLL" pickfeaturingexclusivephotosfrom the"God Gave Rock N Roll ToYou II"videoshoot;photographedby the producer of "Taleof the Fox","KissExposed"and"Forever"KISS Videos &DVDS. Thesephoto's werereleasedonly for thisSpecial LimitedEdition "ERICCARR LEGEND"Pick.Pleasenote: the "EricCarr Legend"pick must bepurchasedseparately.. it is NOTa part of the 5pick set mentionedabove.For more information,checkout the ericcarr.comhomepageor emailme at the link onthis pageand I'll try to answeranyquestions youmight have.

Also, don't forget to become a part of the brand new, officialericcarr.commailinglist.Signup today and be the first to receiveemail updateswiththelatestinfo on brand new official EricCarr merchandise,specialexclusiveupcominginterviews, metalnews and more! Andbest ofall IT'S FREE!Simplyemail us amplified24@yahoo.comandwe'll takecare of therest!

And finally after several months of preparation, ericcarr.comispleasedtobringyou a special, month long celebration in honorofwhatwouldhavebeen Eric's 55th birthday this July 12th. Overthelastcoupleofmonths, I was given the opportunity to speakwithsomeof Eric'sclosestfriends as well as with a few dedicatedfanswhoare doingtheir partto help keep his memory alive. EveryoneIspokewith wasthrilledto be a part of this month long celebrationandwasextremelygratefulfor the chance to tell their storiesandto talkabout allthe differentways Eric touched their lives.Andso, tohelp us celebratethe memoryof a man who touched thelivesof everyonehe met andwho was oneof rock's most talenteddrummers,it's ourpleasure topresent toyou the following interviews:
JANET SYMMONS, webmaster of the www.eric-carr.info website(anaudio/radiointerviewavailablevia MP3 or CD starting JULY1st)
Z02 drummer, JOEY CASSATA (a written interview availabletoreadstartingJULY1st)
CARLOS "GENE" ESPADA of the KISS tribute band,KISSNATION(awritteninterviewavailable to read starting JULY1st)
TOMMY THAYER (a written interview available to read startingJuly1st)
BILL AUCOIN, legendary KISS manager (an audio/radio interviewavailableviaMP3orCD starting JULY 11).
AJ PERO, drummer for TWISTED SISTER (an audio/radio interviewavailableviaMP3orCD starting JULY 18).
And last but certainly not least .. ex-KISS guitarist and Eric'sbandmate,BRUCEKULICK(anaudio/radio interview availablevia MP3or CD startingJULY25).
All of the audio/radio interviews will be available via MP3 orCD.Torequestyourcopy, simply email me at the link on thispageandwhen theinterview(s)become available, I will make suretosendthem outto ya. The writteninterviews will be availableonericcarr.comforyour reading pleasure.I hope you enjoy themasmuch as I enjoyedrecordingthem! Also availableis last yearsbirthdaytribute toEric Carrfeaturing an interviewfeaturingEric's sister,Lorettaas well asan interview with Keel&Steeler vocalist,Ron Keel.If you wouldlike a copy of theseinterviewsvia MP3or on CD, pleaseemail meat the link on thispage and I willdowhat I can to getthem toyou. Special thanksto everyone who helpedusmake thisspecial monthlong celebrationpossible ... YOU ROCK!


With that said, here's what's happening in the world of KISS:

Here's a portion of the official press release concerning thelatestonKissworldinAustralia: "Many of you have beenwonderingwhatthe progressofthe store is and after many monthsof discussionsandnegotiations,thestore will no longer be proceedingas wasoriginallyenvisaged.Intime, "World of Stars"the sistercompanyof Kissworld,willtake over the site and becomethe memorabiliaretailercoveringallforms of music, film andsporting celebrities.We willof coursecontinueto sell Kissproducts as a part of ourrange... we willbe staginga "CLOSINGDOWN SALE" directfromour warehousecommencingon Wednesday22nd JUNE through to- Sunday17th July.Many of theitems youhave seen on the siteand severalthat youhaven't willbe soldat up to 80% off."

According to the official KISS website, kissonline.com, thosewhohavebeenlookingfor the KISS Unplugged DVD, you can nowrentit onlinefromNetflix.com."Unplugged" was originallyreleasedin1995and featuresthe bands Unplugged performanceand includes"Comin'Home,""PlasterCaster,""Goin'Blind,""Do YouLove Me,""Domino,""Gotto Choose,""SureKnow Something,""AWorldWithout Heroes,""RockBottom," "SeeYouTonight,""I StillLove You,""Every TimeI Lookat You,""2,000Man," "Beth,""Nothin'toLose"and "Rockand Roll All Nite."

Bruce Kulick will play with his band UNION in Germany. This timeitwillbemorethen just a concert. November 25th 2005 will beabenefit-showinBabenhausen(near Frankfurt) for children withcancer. WhenBrucewas asked,if he would ever do such a showhe wasimmediatelyallfor it.

According to kissasylum.com, original KISS guitarist ACE FREHLEYpresentedthelegendaryLESPAUL with his own signature modelof the guitaronMonday, June13that the ridium Jazz club inNew York. The "AceFrehleyLesPaul"was a gift fromFrehley to Les in celebrationofhis 90thbirthday.Aside fromhis love of the Les Paul guitarandthe honorawarded Acewhenhis own signature model was issuedin1997, Frehleyis a greatadmirerof the man himself.

Recently on his website, Gene posted the following: "Proudtosaymycartoonshow, MY DAD THE ROCK STAR can now be seen onNickelodeonsevendaysaweek!!! And, you can catch it daily,throughout theday....asmanyasfive showings a day. Check yourlocal papersfor times.I'll posttimeand date of airings whenI receive theinfo fromNick TV. And,MR.ROMANCE, the show Icreated for Oxygenhas beenre-upped...whichmeans,they've orderedmore episodes.Check itout." I personallyLOVE"MyDad The Rockstar"!Ifyou haven't had a chanceto checkitout yet, never fear ..it lookslike Vol. 1 will be releasedonDVDin September sometime(accordingto Amazon.com anyway).


KISS EXPOS AROUND THE WORLD:

Chicagoland 2005 Expo:
Tickets for the 2005 Chicagoland KISS Expo are now on saleatFansanity.com.TheExpofeaturing Eric Singer, Black DiamondandBill Starkey,willbe heldSaturday September 3rd at the HOLIDAYINN- COUNTRYSIDE6201JolietRoad, LaGrange/Countryside, Illinois60525-3958.1-(708)354-4200.Morespecial guests to be announcedsoon! Ticketpricesare $18 inadvanceand special VIP passesare $25 each andincludea free EricSingerKISS guitar pick.Click this link forticketinfo:

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Special KISS Expo room rates are available, call no later thanAugust13thfortheKISS rate - Event Expo Room code is KIS.

 

Oslo, Norway ­ The Gods of Thunder Festival & KISSExpo­Saturday,September10th:
KISS fans and KISS merchandise dealers from the whole worldareinvitedtojointhe KISS Army Norway as they celebrate themostdedicatedfansinthe world: the KISS Army! If you're inthe area,visit OsloonSeptember10th and experience a full scaleKISS Expoas wellas aKISS rockfestival that will showcase someof thechart toppingandaward winningbands that recorded a songforthe upcoming NorwegianKISStributealbum. WIG WAM, the #1charttopping super group hasalreadybeenconfirmed for the festival.WigWam recently recorded"IWasMade For Loving You"withKISS-guitarist BruceKulick. TheExpowill include an explosiveKISScover band, a KISSmuseum, KISSmerchandisedealers, videofootageon a movie screen,a make-up contest,giveaways,KISSkaraoke andmuch more! KISS ArmyNorway hope to seefans andKISSdealers fromthe whole world attheir gigantic celebrationofKISSand it'sfans. All foreign visitorsare welcome to contactthematstig@kissarmynorway.comfor moreinformation. Go to www.ticketmaster.notogettickets.


5th Annual Baltimore/Washington KISS Expo:

This year's expo will be held in the same place as last year'sexpoatthePikesvilleHilton Hotel 1726 Reisterstown Rd BaltimoreMD.Forspecialexpo roomrates please call 410-415-6211. Thisyear'sexpowill kickoff Saturdaynight October 15th at the hotelloungewiththe BaltimoreKISS partyfeaturing the KISS karaokewhereyou singlive with theband. Thelast few years we havebeen theonly expoto do this andit has becomea main stay atthe Baltimoreexpo.The next day atthe KISS expo (October16th)it will featureKISSdealers from aroundthe country sellingvintageand new KISSmemorabilia.This yearsKISS tribute band willbeLove Gun withtheir full LoveGun stageset. A KISS museum withKISScostumesand rare memorabiliaa KISSface painter for thekids. Doorprizesand a KISS look alikecontestwith first prizeof $100.00.Therewill also be a food courtso youcan have lunchand not havetoleave the expo. This yearsspecialguest willbe announced at alaterdate as soon as everythingisconfirmedand be on the lookout forthe Baltimore/Washingtonexpoweb pagecoming soon withall of theupdated ticket and guestinfo.Vendorscan contact theBaltimore kissexpo at pushband@adelphia.net


** If you have any additional info about upcoming Expos takingplaceinYOURarea,drop me a line at the link on this page andI willmakesuresharethe love. **



And finally, here's what happened this month in KISStory:


1950 (July 12) ­ Eric Carr's birthday.

1976 (July 28) ­ The single for "Detroit Rock City"isreleasedwith"Beth"as the B-side.

1980 (July 25) ­ The first and only U.S. show of the "Unmasked"tourtakesplaceatthe "Palladium" in Manhattan. It'sEricCarr'sconcertdebutwith KISS.

1992 ­ The band's home video "X-treme Close-up"isreleasedandgoesGold.

1993 (July 20) ­ The band's home video "Konfidential"isreleasedandgoesGold.

1998 (July 15) ­ The bands Japanese box set is released.

1998 (July 24) ­ Bruce Kulick plays the National Anthem attheCannonsbaseballgame.

2001 (July 1) ­ VH-1's "KISS: Beyond the Makeup"premieres.

2004 (July 24) ­ "When KISS Ruled the World" premieresonVH-1.



** These and other metal news stories can be found on the officialKISSwebsitekissonline.com,kissasylum.com,kulick.net, bravewords.comandanyadditional websitesmentioned above.Don't forget to checkouttherest of ERICCARR.comas well! Thereare loads of coolthingsherethat you DON'T wantto miss and LOADSof great giftideasfor anyoccasion! Please note,any purchases madethroughany linkssitedabove are at the buyer'sown risk and areto bemade withdiscretion.With the exception ofpurchases made throughERICCARR.com,wewillnot be held liable forany online purchasesgone wrong.**


Until next month, ROCK ON!




FOX NEWS ARCHIVES:

Hi there everyone and welcome to another edition to FoxNews!Sinceyoumadeitthis far into the website, you've probably alreadyseenmanyoftheEXTREMELY RARE Eric Carr items now availablefor youto own!Theseitemsare being offered to you by Eric'sfamily andbelieveme whenI tellyou that you may NEVER haveanother opportunitytoget yourhandson such RARE and AUTHENTICEric Carr memorabilialikethisagain,so email us today for moreinformation!

As you may remember, I mentioned a while back that ericcarr.comwillbedoingaspecial feature throughout the month of July inhonorofwhat wouldhavebeen Eric's 55th birthday this July 12th.Weplanon featuringseveralwritten and recorded interviews withsomeofEric's closestfriendsas well as with dedicated fansthat aredoingtheir partto help keephis memory alive. Here'swho we willbespeaking withVERY soon:

BRUCE KULICK

AJ PERO, drummer for Twisted Sister

BILL AUCOIN (KISS' long time manager)

TOMMY THAYER

Z02 drummer, JOEY CASSATA (Z02 openedfortheentireKiss/Poison2004 tour)

JANET SYMMONS (webmaster of the www.eric-carr.infowebsite)

I've just started post-production work on a couple of theseinterviewsandtheywillbe made available to all in less thana month! Specialthankstothoseof you who helped us out by comingup with manyof thegreatquestionsthat were asked. I only hopeyou enjoy listeningtotheinterviewsas much as I enjoyed recordingthem!

Don't forget! Also available is last year's birthday tributetoEricCarrfeaturingan interview with Eric's sister, Lorettaaswellas aninterview withKeel & Steeler vocalist, RonKeel.If youwouldlike a copy ofthese interviews via MP3 oron CD,please emailmeat the link onthis page and I will dowhat I canto get themtoyou.

One final note we have begun a brand new feature here on ericcarr.com...theofficialericcarr.commailing list. Sign up today andbe thefirstto receiveemail updateswith the latest info onupcominginterviews,metalnews and more!And best of all IT'SFREE! Simplyemail usamplified24@aol.comandwe'll take careof the rest!

 


With that said, here's what's happening in the world of KISS:



Paul Stanley gave KISSONLINE a small update on the progress ofhissoloalbum..."I'min the studio weekly working on mysoloalbum.Mixing hasstartedand the tracks sound tremendous.I couldn'tbehappier withthe wayit's turning out!"

According to several sources, Eric Singer will be touring AustraliawithAliceCooperinJune/July this year. Eric and his Cooperband mateswillbe performing2exclusive shows in Australia ontheir daysoff inSydney (at theAnnandaleHotel, Saturday, June25) and Melbourne(theCorner Hotel,WednesdayJune 29). The bandwill let loosewith aset of their favoritesongsby bands likeKiss, David Bowie,Sweet,T-Rex, Cheap Trickand manyothers ­the music thatinfluencedthem. After the showthe bandwill behanging aroundfor a signingsession to meet andgreet thefansand will be makingavailablesome exclusive merchandise.

The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation website (www.mhopus.org)reportsthatSamickMusicCorporation has donated over $16,000worth ofmusicalinstrumentstoMHOF. Product Specialist FrankSalazar andKISS singer/guitaristPAULSTANLEYdelivered the instrumentstoMHOF's office back inMarch.A statementfrom Paul at the sitereads:"School musicprograms,exemplifiedby the work ofMr. Holland'sOpus Foundation,give youngpeople atrisk a roadthat can leadthem away from theproblems andtemptationsthatsurround and beckondaily, givingthem a chanceto avoid theroadsthat at best, leadnowhere. Knowingfirsthandwhat music canmakepossible, I fullysupport these efforts."

According to kissasylum.com, Music Star Productions is preparingforaFallreleaseof a new instructional DVD featuring Kiss GuitaristsBruceandBobKulick."Kiss Forever" will feature eachguitaristexplainingselectedKISSclassics in their entirety.Bob and Brucechose songsduringtheirtenure in the band forinclusion in thisDVD. For thoseofyou whodidn't know, Bruce'sbrother Bob Kulickhas performedasKISS' sessionplayer fromthe late 70's to early80's appearingonalbums such as;KISSAlive II, Paul Stanley SoloAlbum and KISSKillersand recentlywona Grammy award as a producerfor his workon Motorhead's"Whiplash".

On his website genesimmons.com, Gene recently announced thathehasbeen"doingtelevision press for our forthcoming MYDADTHEROCKSTAR DVD VOL.I. Soon as I know release dates, artworkandsoon,will post it."Now, ever since I discovered thatmycableproviderwas airing "MyDad The Rock Star",I havewatchedand "TiVo'ed"itevery day. I guaranteethatany KISSfan would enjoy watchingtheshow even if they'reNOTa freak forcartoons like I am! "MyDadThe Rock Star"airsin theU.S. on Nickelodeon right after"SpongeBobSquarePants,"oneofthe most popular showson cable television.When you watch,you'llevennotice that ROCKZILLA has a strikingresemblanceto a certain"Demon"characterwe all know andlove!Check it outand you'll see whatI mean ROCKZILLA ROCKS! "Ahhh-oooooo!"

Also on genesimmons.com, Gene announced that "the Pilotepisodeofournewshow for the fine folks at A&E has justgone toNewYorkto beviewed by everyone. I just watched thefirst editandwe allloveit. I'm very proud of the production.GS FAMILYJEWELS,starsmyselfand the Beautiful Lady to whomI have beenHappilyUNmarriedfor almost22 years, Shannon Tweed...our towering,handsome,youngHeir To TheThrone, Nick Tweed Simmons...andthefuture Presidentofthe UnitedStates and Miss America herself,SophieTweed Simmons...and,ahostof thousands."

KISS bassist GENE SIMMONS is teaching children how to rockinanupcomingBritishTV series and network bosses are so thrilledwiththeconcepttheyhave already commissioned a second run.ROCK SCHOOL,showsGenetrainingyoung classical music studentsin the wildways ofrockand roll -culminating in the 13-year-oldsopeninga show forrockband MOTORHEAD.

 

KISS EXPOS AROUND THE WORLD:
Oslo, Norway ­ The Gods of Thunder Festival & KISS Expo­Saturday,September10th:

KISS fans and KISS merchandise dealers from the whole world areinvitedtojointheKISS Army Norway as they celebrate the mostdedicatedfansintheworld: the KISS Army! If you're in the area,visitOslo onSeptember10thand experience a full scale KISSExpo aswell asa KISS rockfestivalthat will showcase some ofthe charttoppingand award winningbandsthat recorded a songfor the upcomingNorwegianKISS tributealbum.WIG WAM, the #1chart topping supergroup hasalready beenconfirmedfor the festival.Wig Wam recentlyrecorded"I WasMade For LovingYou"with KISS-guitaristBruceKulick. The Expowill includean explosiveKISS cover band,a KISSmuseum, KISS merchandisedealers,videofootage on a moviescreen,a make-up contest, giveaways,KISSkaraokeand much more!KISS ArmyNorway hope to see fans andKISSdealersfrom the wholeworld attheir gigantic celebration ofKISSand it'sfans. Allforeign visitorsare welcome to contactthem atstig@kissarmynorway.comformoreinformation. Go to www.ticketmaster.notoget tickets.


*** If you have any additional info about upcoming Expos takingplaceinYOURarea,drop me a line at the link on this page andI willmakesuresharethe love. ***


And finally, here's what happened this month in KISStory:

1973 (June 12) ­ KISS records their first demo.

1974 (June 1) ­ Paul gets his tattoo in San Francisco,California.

1977 (June 22) ­ KISS is the #1 band in America's GallopPoll.

1977 (June 30) ­ "Love Gun" is released and goesPlatinum.

1977 (June 30) ­ The bands 1st record breaking Marvel comicbookcontainingsomeofthe members blood is released.

1982 (June 25) ­ "Killers" is released in Japan.

1983 (June 18) ­ KISS plays before an estimated 137,000fansinRiodeJaneiro. It's the largest crowd of their career.

1985 (June 28) ­ "Creatures of the Night" isremixedandre-releasedwitha new cover.

1994 (June 21) ­ "KISS My Ass" is released worldwide.

1996 (June 15) ­ KISS plays KRQQ's "Weenie Roast"asatourwarmup. It's the first gig since 1979 with all originalmembersinmakeup.

2001 (June 12) ­ KISS: Immortals is released on DVD.

2004 (June 8) ­ Gene's solo album "A**hole" isreleased.

** These and other metal news stories can be found on the officialKISSwebsitekissonline.com,kissasylum.com,kulick.net, bravewords.comandanyadditional websitesmentioned above.Don't forget to checkouttherest of ERICCARR.comas well! Thereare loads of coolthingsherethat you DON'T wantto miss and LOADSof great giftideasfor anyoccasion! Please note,any purchases madethroughany linkssitedabove are at the buyer'sown risk and areto bemade withdiscretion.With the exception ofpurchases made throughERICCARR.com,wewillnot be held liable forany online purchasesgone wrong.**


Until next month, ROCK ON!

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