KISS “Creatures of the Night”…sigh ;-(

Posted onApril 15, 2015
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This was recorded on April 14th 2015. Just leaving it at that.

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Gene calls Paul out! Click here <HERE>

 

KISS unplugged 2015. Ouch. Gene calls out Paul

Posted onMarch 17, 2015
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on his vocals..

image_galleryThe band KISS has been a life long “hero” band of mine. Well since my little brother somehow talked our Grandmother into buying KISS ALIVE I way back in the day. I remember clearly her asking David if this was the band that sang about “nasty” stuff. He said it wasn’t so that album went into the shopping cart instead of back to the album rack. Then a few months later we saw KISS in concert in 1978 and everything changed! We were totally hooked! Grabbing everything up from magazines to giant wall posters. KISS could do no wrong! I even rushed home from passing out Western Auto flyers at BigK to watch the debut of “KISS Meets the Phathom of the Park”! Quite possibly one of the campiest movies of the 70’s but I loved it.

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We know time changes everything. People get old. I, like little Jackie Paper, grew up too. But I still like KISS and have seen them several times thru out the years. But recently Paul’s vocals have deteriorated to the point that he needs to either take a long break, or retire. Let us remember KISS as they were. The “Kings’ of the Night Time World”. Not as they are now. It’s sad… It’s sad that my Hero’s grew old too.

Here is a recent unplugged set. See for your self 🙁

KISS comes to Cadillac High School 1975

Posted onDecember 18, 2014
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And this is why KISS rules the world! If you missed the KISS era mid 70’s you pretty much have missed the best time for rock and roll. A school football team is losing game after game. The coach decides to pep up the players by playing some rock and roll on 8 tracks in the locker room and he chooses the music of  KISS. The team then wins the next seven games in a row… What happened next could only happen in the 70’s. The coach makes a call to KISS Management and then KISSTORY is made! There should be a movie made about it!

Check out this youtube video of the events!

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KISS in the 80’s… Where they ever subtle? lol

Posted onDecember 11, 2014
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KICKACTS EXTREME… 

80’s extreme that is/ MTv was everywhere. Visual meltdown!

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KISS on American Idol

Posted onMay 22, 2014
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Thoughts’?

Ace Frehley plays ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’

Posted onMay 16, 2014
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AceFrehleyfrom LOUDWIRE. Good stuff!

http://loudwire.com/kiss-ace-frehley-wikipedia-fact-or-fiction-part-1/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PART 2

 

My Review of Paul Stanley’s book “Face the Music”

Posted onApril 17, 2014
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paulstanleybookI just finished reading Paul Stanley’s book “Face the Music- A life Exposed”. At first, from the excerpts’ that were released to the news media prior to the book’s release date, I felt like maybe Paul was making everyone else “face the music” instead of him. I even commented on the fact that it seemed hateful and finger pointing. But what I found out after reading it was…

   He is really no different than you or me. Most people aren’t born into the perfect status quo family homes with Ward and June Cleaver as parents. (That’s if they are your “example” of a perfect family.) He was born into the, dare I say typical? Dysfunctional family fold like a lot of us can relate to… Not much love going around, shown or even expressed. He to mentions that he was born was a birth defect that consisted of him not having a right ear. He referred to it as a “nub”. He also is deaf on his right side so he didn’t hear in stereo.

  So feeling like the whole world was against him and virtually no family support or encouragement, he turned to music. Sounds all too familiar doesn’t it? It does to me.  As I read on thru the pages I felt like Paul was telling my story too. Not the riches and fame part but the lonely outsider, the outcast part. I never felt like I “fit” in anywhere either. As a matter of fact, though Paul has since made peace with his insecurities and inner demons (and Gene Simmon) I still have a hard time “fitting in”.

  Maybe that is why I turned to music too. It was really a comfort to me. At night I would lay in bed and listen to the sound of the crackling tube warm up in the radio. The orange glow from the tube would light the darkness just enough and the smell of it as it heated up would permeate the air. Then the magic would appear. That wonderful sound of the late night DJ’s and the songs they played. Night after night throughout my childhood my old friend was there faithfully. Always waiting there for me. No matter how screwed up the day may have been. Whether I got yelled at, locked in a closet, or just spent time riding my bike,  when I turned that old radio on it washed away my fears and insecurities.

 So Paul speaks throughout his book of his insecurities too. He doesn’t really throw anyone under the bus as a couple of other KISS members did in their books. I am sure he could have easily spilled a lot more about their insecurities and belittle them way more than he did. But he didn’t. He spoke of their addictions and their accomplishments. KISS was one big dysfunctional family too.

  It is amazing to think that through he was “driven”. He really didn’t have a game plan. He just had the desire and he didn’t back down. Some of the things that happened to make KISS what they are, was timing and not really dumb luck but luck. It’s covered in his book. From Paul pumping gas, driving a cab and meeting Gene Klein for the first time and not liking him. From trying on make up for the first time to being in a successful band and trying to go through all the Playboy centerfolds he could. Now that’s rock and roll and yes it’s in there. But the book is more than that. He opens up his life, warts and all and shares his story.

  Enclosing. I felt that out of the four original KISS members, Paul’s book is the best. It doesn’t have the dirt as the others do but I felt more like Paul was talking to me. As I said before… He is telling my story.

  He is encouraging the lonely, the outcast. He is saying there is Hope. He is saying you can be who you want to be. It takes hard work but you can get there. You can rise above the past and make peace with it.

               (I’m the )

King of the Night Time World,

Chuck

  Paul’s book can be found at:

Barne’s & Nobles

Amazon

Paul Stanley’s website

Paul Stanley’s book excerpts…

Posted onApril 8, 2014
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paulstanleybookPaul has been making the rounds promoting his up coming book “Face the Music”. But in reality, it seems that so far he is attempting to make everyone else he is associated with  “face the music” and not him. He is either setting the record straight on what the other 3 original band members have said or Paul is attempting to throw them all under the bus so to speak. For a band that I literally worshiped growing up I am both disappointed and looking forward to the book warts and all.

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Here are a couple…

“As a result, the two of them tried to sabotage the band — which, as they saw it, was unfairly manipulated by [us] money-grubbing Jews,”

Another website has Paul saying that Peter Criss Didn’t write “Beth”…

“Gene had been very, very vocal about not only dismissing the idea of marriage, but really have a very disrespectful and demeaning attitude towards people who did.” he said. “So for me, it really came down to you don’t belong at my wedding. It would taint it. It would do something, it would be contradictory, and for me, that would be offensive. He understood. Low and behold, he got married, too.”

Even though the Kiss front-man didn’t attend Paul’s wedding, it doesn’t seem to have affected their friendship. The friends even live close to each other. Paul explained, “Gene lives literally 2 minutes down the road. I always tell people that I can see his ego from here. We’ve never gotten along better.”

The book comes out today (April 8th 2014) You can get it at Amazon and other locations including Paul’s website…If you don’t want to buy the $18.00+ book. Go to Paul’s website and buy a busted autographed guitar for $5,500.00 or a used concert mic for $3,000.00! Talk about a marketing genius!!

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Paul Stanley’s website

 

Peter can’t write a song, because Peter doesn’t play an instrument,” Stanley told Rolling Stone. “Penridge came up with [sings], ‘Beth, I hear you calling…’ Peter had nothing to do with it. Because if you write one hit song, you should be able to write two. That’s the reality. Devastating? It’s the truth. It was a lifeline that Peter hung on to validate himself, but it wasn’t based on reality.”
Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/peter-criss-and-paul-stanley-spar-over-beth-songwriting-credits/#aGpTdtaZGiBVAvC8.99
Peter can’t write a song, because Peter doesn’t play an instrument,” Stanley told Rolling Stone. “Penridge came up with [sings], ‘Beth, I hear you calling…’ Peter had nothing to do with it. Because if you write one hit song, you should be able to write two. That’s the reality. Devastating? It’s the truth. It was a lifeline that Peter hung on to validate himself, but it wasn’t based on reality.”
Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/peter-criss-and-paul-stanley-spar-over-beth-songwriting-credits/#aGpTdtaZGiBVAvC8.99

Preview Paul Stanley’s Memoir

Posted onApril 1, 2014
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20140320-paulstanley-x306h-1395347304“The tour was horrible. Constant drudgery and misery. We spent all of our energy trying to coax Peter and Ace out of their hotel rooms. Ace sucker-punched Tommy at one of the shows. Peter had his usual handbook detailing how hotel staff had to treat him and which windows had to be covered with tinfoil and all that. There was no reasoning with either of them. We never knew if we’d make it to a show on time, and once we got onstage we never knew whether we’d get through the show. I mean, if a guy has trouble putting on his makeup, how is he going to play? Not surprisingly, the shows could be pretty awful.

I was angry at Peter and Ace for being disrespectful toward everything we had accomplished and everything the fans were giving us. I bought into the idea that this really was it. The end of Kiss. There was no place to go. it was unbearable.

We were stuck in a rut musically as well – basically playing the same 17 songs we’d taught them for the initial reunion. This was the third tour with the same set list. Peter and Ace just couldn’t master any more. The needle was already into the red. I had to come up with nonsensical interview responses to questions about why we were playing the same songs. I couldn’t just say, “because Peter and Ace can’t learn any others.”

KISS’s Tweet on the Hall of Fame!

Posted onDecember 17, 2013
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The Star child always the gentleman and Gene stepping up!
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