SIMMONS interviews CRISS 2002

Scan0015Great interview and surprisingly chummy given the timing: the fall of 2002. Whole lotta water under the bridge at this juncture if we believe the constant Stanley / Simmons refrain circa 2014. Sometimes I don’t know what to believe anymore. I would absolutely love to know how this came to pass: that Gene would ask Peter to kiss the ring or. …maybe Gene owed him money? or lost a bet? perhaps it was a ploy to patch things up in hopes of keeping Peter on a manageable leash in anticipation of the the bands big return to Australia to record the symphony thing in February of 2003.

I enjoyed the magazine but unfortunately Gene was a little late to the party. Who could have foreseen that soon the worldwide web would cripple print media, especially such hi-end glossy efforts as the ambitious Gene Simmons Tongue. To be clear, this is the Property of Gene Simmons.

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Lick It Up @ 45 RPMs

IMAG0331It’s a blind-spot on my KISStory timeline. It’s embarrassing. I’m not sure where or when I got it.  I have no idea even if it’s rare, but it’s a full ’78 size ’45 with 3 tracks, instead of the customary 2 on the smaller vinyl record, almost like a mini-KISS EP. Who’da thunk?  Yeah …it’s cool.  I wouldn’t sell it.IMAG0323IMAG0332