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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Remembering Bobby Rydell

In 2016, I had the opportunity to attend Bobby Rydell’s book signing in Philadelphia, interview him a few months later, and then see him perform live in Atlantic City with Frankie Avalon and Fabian, meeting all three after the show. I’m very sorry to hear that Bobby passed away, he was a kind, talented, and positive force in the world of music. He may be gone, but his music will live on. Below you’ll find my interview with Bobby and my review of his live show.

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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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My Website: 10th Anniversary

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I started this website in 2012, reaching just a few thousand people. As I head into 2022, which will be my site’s 10th year, I’m reaching more people than ever before. 2020 was my all-time best year for traffic, and this year I broke that record by 54%, reaching hundreds of thousands of people in 145 countries. Thanks to all of you who continue to read what I write. I really appreciate it. To celebrate, let’s take a look back at some of my favorite and most popular posts from over the past 10 years.

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Paul Stanley Folgers Coffee Commercial

If you’ve never seen it before, the long lost Folgers coffee commercial starring Paul Stanley of KISS is incredible! I think he does a fantastic job with the song, which makes me wonder why it never aired. But you be the judge. Watch the commercial below.

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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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My Last KISS

On August 21, I attended what may have been my final KISS concert ever. At this point, I’ve seen the band live more than 20 times, including five dates on its End Of The Road World Tour. If this was my last show, I went out on top because I watched the entire performance from the pit, which is in between the stage and the front row. Being in the pit was not planned ahead of time, but it was a fantastic surprise. Read on for my thoughts on my last KISS.

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