Review: KISS – Off The Soundboard: Live At Donington 1996

KISS is set to release the next installment in their popular Off The Soundboard official live bootleg series with KISS – Off The Soundboard: Live At Donington 1996, recorded during the Monsters Of Rock Festival at Donington Park in England on August 17, 1996. But is it any good? Read on for my thoughts.

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KISS Releasing Reunion Tour Live Album June 10

On June 10, rock icons KISS will release the next installment of their popular Off The Soundboard official live bootleg series with KISS – Off The Soundboard: Live At Donington 1996, recorded during the Monsters Of Rock Festival at Donington Park in England on August 17, 1996. This is the latest in a series of live releases by the band and will be available to stream and download, with a 3-LP standard black vinyl set, a 2-CD set, and a limited edition 3-LP set pressed on 180g red vinyl available exclusively through the Official KISS online store and can be pre-ordered here. Read on for more details.

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KISS Off The Soundboard: Live In Virginia Beach

Last year, KISS launched what can be best described as a line of official live bootleg albums. KISS Army collectors, like myself, have many of these live concerts in audio (and sometimes video) form. Nevertheless, getting an official release means the potential for improved audio quality or an updated mix. This year’s KISS Off The Soundboard archival live concert release is the band’s Virginia Beach show from July 25, 2004, during KISS’ Rock The Nation tour. It comes out this Friday, March 11. How’s the album sound and is it worth buying? Read on for my thoughts.

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Review: KISS Destroyer 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition

On November 19, the 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition of Destroyer, KISS’ quintessential album, is unleashed upon the world. UMe is releasing multiple versions: a Super Deluxe 4-CD + Blu-ray Audio box set, a standard double black vinyl, limited edition yellow and red double colored vinyl, a 2-CD set, and digital. I was fortunate enough to receive an advance copy of the Super Deluxe Edition of Destroyer. Read on for my thoughts on this album and whether or not it’s worth buying.

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KISSmas Show With Gene Simmons: TalkShopLive

Did you miss Gene Simmons yesterday on TalkShopLive talking about the new KISS Destroyer 45th anniversary album release? You can watch the entire interview below.

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KISS Talks Their End Of The Road World Tour

Right now, KISS Kruise X is taking place. However, this is a just a detour on the band’s lengthy and spectacular End Of The Road World Tour. Check out the interview below with KISS about this tour, back when it was first announced.

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A&E Airing KISS Documentary

For many years there’s been talk about the definitive KISS documentary coming to fruition but nothing has manifested. Today, that dream turned into a reality when KISS announced that its official two-part, four-hour documentary, KISStory, is coming to A&E this June. Below are all of the details.

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KISS Announces Tour Dates & Final Performance

The end is near. On KISS Kruise IX, while amongst the KISS Navy, KISS revealed the band’s final performance on its “End Of The Road” tour. It’s taking place on July 17, 2021 in New York City, where the band was formed, at a yet-to-be-announced location. The band already performed at Madison Square Garden, so that’s out of the question. Will it be at Citi Field in Queens? How about Central Park? No one knows, but I’m sure we’ll find out in the months to come.

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KISSFAQ Podcast Episode 268: 10th Anniversary of Anomaly

Yesterday, I took part in an episode of the KISSFAQ Podcast celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Ace Frehley album Anomaly, where we discussed our thoughts on the record, including a track-by-track rundown. As always, it was a fun time. I hope you enjoy it!

The God Of Thunder Speaks: Catching Up With Gene Simmons

Photo by Mark Weiss.

Within the past year, I’ve had the amazing opportunity to interview Gene Simmons twice! Since we last spoke, he announced The Vault, which is a 150-song box set, chronicling 50 years of unreleased demos and outtakes, housed in a 38-pound safe. Starting in January, Gene is hand-delivering these vaults for $2,000 each to fans across the world. If you spend $25,000 you can be an executive producer of The Vault and spend an hour with Gene in a recording studio. Or, for $50,000 Gene will come to your house for a two-hour party and you can invite up to 25 friends to take part in the festivities. I’m not buying The Vault because it’s way out of my price range and wheeling home one of these behemoths is a surefire way to upset my wife. However, if you’re interested in learning more about The Vault, you can do so at GeneSimmonsVault.com.

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