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New August 29th, 2014
"Face The Music" Japanese edition published

    Paul Stanley's autobiography "Face The Music: A Life Exposed" Japanese edition is published on August 29th, 2014.

    Face The Music: A Life Exposed
    FormatHardcover
    Publisher Shinko Music
    Price3,024 yen (tax incl.)
    Magazine Code (ISBN)ISBN978-4-401-64007-2
    Contents
    Cover & Back Cover
    Face The Music: A Life Exposed Face The Music: A Life Exposed Face The Music: A Life Exposed
    Page 1~16 : Photo Gallery
    in color
    Page 17~240 : Face The Music: A Life Exposed
    in black & white
    Page 241~256 : Photo Gallery for the Japanese edition
    in color
    Page 257~495 : Face The Music: A Life Exposed
    in black & white
    Page 496 : About The Author
    in black & white
    Page 497 : About The Collaborator
    in black & white
    Page 498~499 : Acknowledgments
    in black & white
    Page 500~505 : Japanese Edition Supervisor's Note
    in black & white
    Page 506~509 : Index
    in black & white
    Page 510~522 : Discography
    in black & white
    Page 523 : Photo Credits
    in black & white
    Page 524~527 : Advertisements
    in black & white
    Page 528 : Imprint
    in black & white

August 20th, 2014
Ace Frehley's "SPACE INVADER" released

    The Japanese record company, Victor Entertainment releases "SPACE INVADER" on August 20th, 2014.

    It includes 3 bonus tracks.

    SPACE INVADER
    FormatCD
    Catalog Number Victor Entertainment VICP-65222
    Price2,700 yen (tax incl.)
    Release dateAugust 20th, 2014
    Track listing 1. Space Invader
    2. Gimme A Feelin' [radio edit]
    3. I Wanna Hold You
    4. Change
    5. Toys
    6. Immortal Pleasures
    7. Inside The Vortex
    8. What Every Girl Wants
    9. Past The Milky Way
    10. Reckless
    11. The Joker
    12. Starship
    13. Reckless [extended mix]
    14. Gimme A Feelin' [explicit version]
    15. Space Invader [radio edit]
    Notes
    • includes
      • color booklet folded in four.
      • 12 page booklet in navy & white
        ( liner notes & Japanese translation of lyrics)
      • Track 13~15 are bonus tracks.

August 5th, 2014
Burrn! magazine features KISS & Ace Frehley

    Burrn! magazine September 2014 issue that features KISS & Ace Frehley goes on sale August 5th, 2014.

    Burrn! / September 2014 issue
    FormatMagazine
    Publisher Shinko Music
    Price670 yen (tax incl.)
    Magazine Code (JAN)4910175010949 00620
    Contents
    Cover : Slash in color
    Burrn! September 2014
    Page 13~19 : Interview with Paul Stanley
    in color
    Burrn! September 2014
    Burrn! September 2014 Burrn! September 2014
    Burrn! September 2014 Burrn! September 2014
    Burrn! September 2014 Burrn! September 2014
    Page 20~23 : July 8th, 2014 concert report
    in color
    Burrn! September 2014 Burrn! September 2014
    Burrn! September 2014 Burrn! September 2014
    Page 51~55 : Interview with Ace Frehley
    in black & white
    Burrn! September 2014
    Burrn! September 2014 Burrn! September 2014
    Burrn! September 2014 Burrn! September 2014
    Page 79 : Advertisement of "Face The Music: A Life Exposed" Japanese edition
    in color
    Burrn! September 2014
    Page 110 : Rock Stardom And Other Pirate Tales ~ KISS by Charrie Foglio
    in black & white
    Burrn! September 2014
    Page 151 : Disc Review ~ Ace Frehley / "Space Invader"
    in color
    Burrn! September 2014

June 11th, 2014
"THE VERY BEST OF KISS" re-released

    The Japanese record company, Universal Music re-releases "THE VERY BEST OF KISS" in SHM-CD (Super High Material CD) format on June 11th, 2014.

    The booklet, back cover and lyric & liner note booklet are quite the same as the previous releasing. They have the old catalog number "UICY-25213".

    Only the obi strip and disc have the new catalog number "UICY-76311".

    THE VERY BEST OF KISS
    FormatSHM-CD
    Catalog Number Universal Music UICY-76311
    Price1,500 yen (tax incl.)
    Release dateJune 11th, 2014
    Track listing 1. Strutter
    2. Deuce
    3. Got To Choose
    4. Hotter Than Hell
    5. C'mon And Love Me
    6. Rock And Roll All Nite [live]
    7. Detroit Rock City
    8. Shout It Out Loud
    9. Beth
    10. I Want You
    11. Calling Dr. Love
    12. Hard Luck Woman
    13. I Stole Your Love
    14. Christine Sixteen
    15. Love Gun
    16. New York Groove
    17. I Was Made For Loving You
    18. I Love It Loud
    19. Lick It Up
    20. Forever
    21. God Gave Rock & Roll To You II
    Notes
    • limited edition
    • includes
      • color booklet folded in three.
      • 24 page booklet in black & white
        ( liner notes, lyrics & Japanese translation of lyrics)

June 5th, 2014
KISS articles in Burrn! magazine

    These advertisements & articles appear in Burrn! magazine July 2014 issue goes on sale June 5th, 2014.

    Burrn! / July 2014 issue
    FormatMagazine
    Publisher Shinko Music
    Price670 yen (tax incl.)
    Magazine Code (JAN)4910175010741 00620
    Contents
    Cover : Dave Mustaine in color
    Page 32 : Advertisement for KISS 40
    in color
    Burrn! July 2014
    Page 88 : Advertisement for Ace Frehley's "SPACE INVADER"
    in color
    Burrn! July 2014
    Page 91 : News / Paul Stanley "Face The Music: A Life Exposed" book signing at Barnes & Noble in Los Angeles on April 16, 2014
    in black & white
    Burrn! July 2014
    Page 110 : Rock Stardom And Other Pirate Tales ~ Paul Stanley by Charrie Foglio
    in black & white
    Burrn! July 2014

June 4th, 2014
"KISS 40" released in Japan

    The Japanese record company, Universal Music releases "KISS 40 on June 4th, 2014. It contains 41 songs including 1 bonus track for Japan.

    KISS 40
    FormatCD
    Catalog Number Universal Music UICY-15297~8
    Price3,240 yen (tax incl.)
    Release dateJune 4th, 2014
    Track listing
    ( disc 1 )
    1. Nothin' To Lose
    2. Let Me Go, Rock 'N Roll
    3. C'mon And Love Me
    4. Rock And Roll All Nite [live] (from "ALIVE!")
    5. God Of Thunder [demo] (from "Box Set")
    6. Beth
    7. Hard Luck Woman
    8. Reputation [demo] (previously unreleased)
    9. Christine Sixteen
    10. Shout It Out Loud [live] (from "ALIVE II")
    11. Strutter '78
    12. You Matter To Me
    13. Radioactive
    14. New York Groove
    15. Hold Me, Touch Me ( Think Of Me When We're Apart )
    16. I Was Made For Lovin' You [single edit]
    17. Shandi
    18. A World Without Heroes
    19. I Love It Loud
    20. Down On Your Knees
    21. Lick It Up
    22. Heaven's On Fire
    Track listing
    ( disc 2 )
    1. Tears Are Falling
    2. Reason To Live
    3. Let's Put The X In Sex
    4. Forever
    5. God Gave Rock 'N' Roll To You II
    6. Unholy [live] (from "ALIVE III")
    7. Do You Love Me? [MTV Unplugged]
    8. Room Service [live] (from "YOU WANTED THE BEST, YOU GOT THE BEST")
    9. Jungle [radio edit]
    10. Psycho Circus
    11. Nothing Can Keep Me From You
    12. Detroit Rock City [live] (from "ALIVE IV")
    13. Deuce [live] (at Post Gazette Pavillion, Burgettstown, PA, USA on Jul. 4, 2004)
    14. Firehouse [live] (from "ALIVE! 1975-2000")
    15. Modern Day Delilah
    16. Cold Gin [live] (in Detroit, MI, USA on Sep. 25, 2009)
    17. Crazy Crazy Nights [live] (in Arnhem, Netherlands on Jun. 18, 2010)
    18. Hell Or Hallelujah
    19. Hell Or Hallelujah [live] (at Budokan, Tokyo, Japan on Oct. 24, 2013)
    Notes
    • includes
      • 20 page color booklet
      • 68 page booklet in black & white
        ( liner notes, lyrics & Japanese translation of lyrics)

May 10th, 2014
Rolling Stone magazine features KISS

    Rolling Stone magazine Japan edition June 2014 issue that features KISS goes on sale May 10th, 2014.

    This story is written by Brian Hiatt. The original one appears on RollingStone.com .

    Rolling Stone magazine Japan edition / June 2014 issue
    FormatMagazine
    Publisher Seven & i Publishing Co., Ltd.
    Price710 yen (tax incl.)
    Magazine Code (JAN)4910097770648 00657
    Contents
    Cover : Ken Yokoyama in color
    Rolling Stone June 2014
    Page 58~65 : Kiss Forever: 40 Years of Feuds and Fury by Brian Hiatt in color
    Rolling Stone June 2014 Rolling Stone June 2014
    Rolling Stone June 2014 Rolling Stone June 2014
    Rolling Stone June 2014 Rolling Stone June 2014
    Rolling Stone June 2014 Rolling Stone June 2014

April 14th, 2014
New best album "KISS 40 ( 40 FOR 40 )" to be released

    The Japanese record company, Universal Music is planning to release "KISS 40 ( 40 FOR 40 )" on June 4th, 2014. It will contain 40 songs and a bonus track for Japan.

    KISS 40 ( 40 FOR 40 )
    FormatCD
    Catalog Number Universal Music UICY-15297~8
    Price3,240 yen (tax incl.)
    Release dateJune 4th, 2014
    Track listing
    ( disc 1 )
    1. Nothin' To Lose
    2. Let Me Go, Rock 'N Roll
    3. C'mon And Love Me
    4. Rock And Roll All Nite [Alive! version]
    5. God Of Thunder [demo version]
    6. Beth
    7. Hard Luck Woman
    8. Bad Reputation [demo version]
    9. Christine Sixteen
    10. Shout It Out Loud [Alive II version]
    11. Strutter '78
    12. You Matter To Me
    13. Radioactive
    14. New York Groove
    15. Hold Me, Touch Me ( Think Of Me When We're Apart )
    16. I Was Made For Lovin' You [single edit]
    17. Shandi
    18. A World Without Heroes
    19. I Love It Loud
    20. Down On Your Knees
    21. Lick It Up
    22. Heaven's On Fire
    Track listing
    ( disc 2 )
    1. Tears Are Falling
    2. Reason To Live
    3. Let's Put The X In Sex
    4. Forever [remix version]
    5. God Gave Rock 'N' Roll To You II
    6. Unholy [Alive III version]
    7. Do You Love Me [MTV Unplugged]
    8. Room Service [You Wanted The Best, You Got The Best]
    9. Jungle [radio edit]
    10. Psycho Circus
    11. Nothing Can Keep Me From You
    12. Detroit Rock City [Alive IV version]
    13. Deuce [live 2004]
    14. Firehouse [live 1999/2000]
    15. Modern Day Delilah
    16. Cold Gin [live 2009]
    17. Crazy Crazy Nights [live 2010]
    18. Hell Or Hallelujah
    19. TBA [live in Japan 2013]
    Notes
    • This album will include a bonus track that is from the latest Japan tour on disc 2.

March 14th, 2014
"THE VERY BEST OF KISS" to be re-released

    The Japanese record company, Universal Music is planning to re-release "THE VERY BEST OF KISS" in SHM-CD (Super High Material CD) format on June 11th, 2014.

    THE VERY BEST OF KISS
    FormatSHM-CD
    Catalog Number Universal Music UICY-76311
    Price1,458 yen (tax incl.)
    Release dateJune 11th, 2014
    Notes
    • limited edition

December 5th, 2013
Burrn! magazine features KISS Japan tour

    Burrn! magazine January 2014 issue that features an interview with all members and concert reports goes on sale December 5th, 2013.

    Burrn! / January 2014 issue
    FormatMagazine
    Publisher Shinko Music
    Price650 yen (tax incl.)
    Magazine Code (JAN)4910175010147 00619
    Contents
    Cover : Ian Gillan in color
    Page 130~141 : Interview & concert reports
    in color
    Burrn! January 2014 Burrn! January 2014
    Burrn! January 2014 Burrn! January 2014
    Burrn! January 2014 Burrn! January 2014
    Burrn! January 2014 Burrn! January 2014
    Burrn! January 2014 Burrn! January 2014
    Burrn! January 2014 Burrn! January 2014

October 24th, 2013
Last night at Budokan


    Budokan, Tokyo
    start 19:04 - 20:39 - encore 20:40 - end 20:59


    1. Psycho Circus
    2. Shout It Out Loud
    3. Do You Love Me
    4. I Love It Loud
    5. Hell Or Hallelujah
    6. War Machine
      ( Gene breathes fire )
    7. Sukiyaki
      ( Paul hummed almost the whole song )
    8. Heaven's On Fire
    9. Calling Dr. Love
    10. Say Yeah
    11. Shock Me ~ Outta This World
    12. - Tommy Thayer & Eric Singer solo -
      - Gene Simmons bass solo -
    13. God Of Thunder
    14. Lick It Up
    15. Love Gun
      ( Paul flies )
    16. Black Diamond
      ( Paul flies back after intro. )
    17. < encore >
    18. Detroit Rock City
    19. I Was Made For Lovin' You
    20. Rock And Roll All Nite

October 23rd, 2013
First night at Budokan


    Budokan, Tokyo
    start 19:09 - 20:41 - encore 20:43 - end 21:00


    1. Psycho Circus
    2. Shout It Out Loud
    3. Do You Love Me
    4. I Love It Loud
    5. Hell Or Hallelujah
    6. War Machine
      ( Gene breathes fire )
    7. Sukiyaki
      ( Paul hummed almost the whole song )
    8. Heaven's On Fire
    9. Calling Dr. Love
    10. Say Yeah
    11. Shock Me ~ Outta This World
    12. - Tommy Thayer & Eric Singer solo -
      - Gene Simmons bass solo -
    13. God Of Thunder
    14. Lick It Up
    15. Love Gun
      ( Paul flies )
    16. Black Diamond
      ( Paul flies back after intro. )
    17. < encore >
    18. Detroit Rock City
    19. I Was Made For Lovin' You
    20. Rock And Roll All Nite

October 21st, 2013
KISS in Osaka


    Osaka Castle Hall, Osaka, Osaka
    start 19:11 - 20:44 - encore 20:46 - end 21:04


    1. Psycho Circus
    2. Shout It Out Loud
    3. Do You Love Me
    4. I Love It Loud
    5. Hell Or Hallelujah
    6. War Machine
      ( Gene breathes fire )
    7. Sukiyaki
      ( Paul hummed the whole song, not let audience sing )
    8. Heaven's On Fire
    9. Calling Dr. Love
    10. Say Yeah
    11. Shock Me ~ Outta This World
    12. - Tommy Thayer & Eric Singer solo -
      - Gene Simmons bass solo -
    13. God Of Thunder
    14. Lick It Up
    15. Love Gun
      ( Paul flies )
    16. Black Diamond
      ( Paul flies back after intro. )
    17. < encore >
    18. Detroit Rock City
    19. I Was Made For Lovin' You
    20. Rock And Roll All Nite

October 19th, 2013
Japan tour kicks off


    Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex No.9~11 Hall, Chiba, Chiba
    start 17:10 - 18:37 - encore 18:40 - end 19:00


    1. Psycho Circus
    2. Shout It Out Loud
    3. Do You Love Me
    4. I Love It Loud
    5. Hell Or Hallelujah
    6. War Machine
      ( Gene breathes fire )
    7. Sukiyaki
      ( Paul hummed the whole song, not let audience sing )
    8. Heaven's On Fire
    9. Calling Dr. Love
    10. Say Yeah
    11. Shock Me ~ Outta This World
    12. - Tommy Thayer & Eric Singer solo -
      - Gene Simmons bass solo -
    13. God Of Thunder
    14. Lick It Up
    15. Love Gun
      ( Paul flies )
    16. Rock And Roll All Nite
    17. < encore >
    18. Detroit Rock City
    19. I Was Made For Lovin' You
    20. Black Diamond

October 16th, 2013
"MONSTER [Japan Tour edition]" released in Japan

    The Japanese record company, Universal Music releases "MONSTER [Japan Tour edition]" on October 16th, 2013. It has the extra best album that includes 15 songs.

      MONSTER [Japan Tour edition]

    MONSTER [Japan Tour edition]
    FormatSHM-CD
    Catalog Number Universal Music UICY-75996~7
    Price3,600 yen (tax incl.)
    Release dateOctober 16th, 2013
    Track listing
    ( disc 1 )
    1. Hell Or Hallelujah
    2. Wall Of Sound
    3. Freak
    4. Back To The Stone Age
    5. Shout Mercy
    6. Long Way Down
    7. Eat Your Heart Out
    8. The Devil Is Me
    9. Outta This World
    10. All For The Love Of Rock & Roll
    11. Take Me Down Below
    12. Last Chance
    13. King Of The Night Time World [Live - Rock The Nation Lost Tracks]
    Track listing
    ( disc 2 )
    1. Psycho Circus
    2. Shout It Out Loud
    3. Let Me Go, Rock 'N Roll
    4. I Love It Loud
    5. Heaven's On Fire
    6. Calling Dr. Love
    7. Say Yeah
    8. God Of Thunder
    9. Lick It Up
    10. Love Gun
    11. Black Diamond
    12. Detroit Rock City
    13. I Was Made For Lovin' You
    14. Rock And Roll All Nite
    15. Right Here Right Now
    Notes
    • limited edition / 1st pressing only
    • includes
      • 20 page color booklet
      • 32 page booklet in black & white
        ( liner notes, lyrics of disc2 songs & Japanese translation of lyrics)

October 15th, 2013
KISS steamed bun goes on sale

    KISS steamed bun goes on sale October 15th, 2013 at convenience stores "Circle K" and "Sunkus".

    The KISS logo is carved on the top and also printed on its pad. There are 5 kinds of pad (all members' symbols and each member's one). All members' one is a rare version.

    Steamed Bun
    KISS steamed bun KISS steamed bun
    Pad
    Star Child pad Cat Man pad
    KISS pad
    Space Man pad Demon pad

October 13th, 2013
KISS special event to be held at Tower Records on October 18th

    KISS special event is to be held at Tower Records in Shibuya, Tokyo on October 18th, 2013.

    They distribute a numbered claim ticket for it to customers who order "MONSTER" Japan Tour edition.

    * Bulletin board at Tower Records, Shibuya, Tokyo

      Bulletin board at Tower Records Shibuya

October 12th, 2013
The radio program "You Wanted The Best!? ~ KISS Big Welcome Back!" aired

    The radio station "Inter FM" airs the special program "You Wanted The Best!? ~ KISS Big Welcome Back!" on October 12th, 2013.

    On Air Track List
    Date Time Artist / Title
    2013/10/1219:01:28KISS / Rock And Roll All Nite
    2013/10/1219:04:06KISS / C'mon And Love Me [live]
    2013/10/1219:13:26KISS / Shout It Out Loud [DESTROYER {RESURRECTED}]
    2013/10/1219:18:38KISS / Room Service
    2013/10/1219:23:08Gene Simmons interview
    2013/10/1219:26:21Paul Stanley interview
    2013/10/1219:30:03Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley interview
    2013/10/1219:33:35KISS / Deuce [live]
    2013/10/1219:37:16KISS / I Was Made For Lovin' You
    2013/10/1219:41:20KISS / Lick It Up
    2013/10/1219:45:56KISS / Hell Or Hallelujah
    2013/10/1219:46:06KISS / Wall Of Sound
    2013/10/1219:46:17KISS / Freak
    2013/10/1219:46:37KISS / Back To The Stone Age
    2013/10/1219:46:51KISS / Shout Mercy
    2013/10/1219:46:59KISS / Long Way Down
    2013/10/1219:47:21KISS / Eat Your Heart Out
    2013/10/1219:47:38KISS / The Devil Is Me
    2013/10/1219:47:49KISS / Outta This World
    2013/10/1219:48:06KISS / All For The Love Of Rock & Roll
    2013/10/1219:48:23KISS / Take Me Down Below
    2013/10/1219:48:37KISS / Last Chance
    2013/10/1219:50:23KISS / Right Here Right Now

    Radio Program You Wanted The Best!? ~ KISS Big Welcome Back!
    Radio Station Inter FM
    FM Frequency 76.1MHz
    Call Sign JODW-FM
    Location Tokyo, Japan
    Power 10kW
    Broadcast Time 19:00-20:00

October 12th, 2013
KISS shop "Love Gun" revived for a short period

    KISS shop "Love Gun" that was existed in Harajuku, Tokyo before is opened inside Tsutaya book store in Daikanyama, Tokyo from October 12th, 2013 to October 27th, 2013.

October 12th, 2013
Gene Simmons' boots & bass guitars exhibited

    Kurosawa Gakki store in Tokyo exhibits Gene Simmons' boots & bass guitars from October 12th, 2013.

October 11th, 2013
KISS to appear on the Japanese TV program

    The Japanese record company, Universal Music announces that KISS is to appear on the TV program "Music Station" (TV Asahi) on October 18th, 2013.

    TV Program Music Station
    TV Station TV Asahi
    TV Channel 5ch
    Broadcast Time Every Friday 20:00-20:54

October 11th, 2013
Udo Artists reveals KISS merchandise

    The Japanese promoter, Udo Artists announces KISS merchandise for the upcoming Japan tour on their web site ( http://udo.jp/Goods/Kiss/ ) on October 11th, 2013.

October 10th, 2013
Meet & Greet with Gene Simmons announced

    The radio program "Beat Planet" (J-WAVE) announces that the meet & greet with Gene Simmons is to be held on October 20th, 2013.

    Customers who bought a Gene Simmons bass guitar at Kurosawa Gakki store are invited.

    Radio Program Beat Planet
    Radio Station J-WAVE
    FM Frequency 81.3MHz
    Call Sign JOAV-FM
    Location Tokyo, Japan
    Power 7kW
    Broadcast Time Every Monday to Thursday 11:30-14:00

    In addition, the meet & greet with Tommy Thayer is to be held on October 22nd, 2013 at J-Pop Cafe Shibuya in Tokyo. Tickets were sold at Ishibashi Gakki store but they were already sold out.

October 5th, 2013
Burrn! magazine features Tommy Thayer interview

    Burrn! magazine November 2013 issue that features an interview with Tommy Thayer goes on sale October 5th, 2013.

    Burrn! / November 2013 issue
    FormatMagazine
    Publisher Shinko Music
    Price650 yen (tax incl.)
    Magazine Code (JAN)4910175011137 00619
    Contents
    Cover : Def Leppard in color
    Page 18~23 : Interview with Tommy Thayer
    in color

September 30th, 2013
KISS Japan Tour advertisement on newspaper

    The Japanese promoter, Udo Artists advertises the Budokan shows again on The Asahi Shimbun newspaper on September 30th, 2013.

    There is no advertisement on The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper.

    * Advertisement on The Asahi Shimbun newspaper

      Asahi Shimbun newspaper

September 24th, 2013
KISS Japan tour 1977 aired on TV

    KISS' Budokan show on April 2nd, 1977 is aired on NHK BS Premium.

    TV Program Legendary Young Music Show
    TV Station NHK
    TV Channel BS 3ch
    Broadcast Time 23:45-24:44

September 24th, 2013
KISS Japan Tour advertisement on newspaper

    The Japanese promoter, Udo Artists advertises the Budokan shows again on The Asahi Shimbun newspaper on September 24th, 2013.

    It mentions that the TV program "Legendary Young Music Show" is to be aired at night

    There is no advertisement on The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper.

    * Advertisement on The Asahi Shimbun newspaper

      Asahi Shimbun newspaper

September 17th, 2013
KISS Japan Tour advertisement on newspaper

    The Japanese promoter, Udo Artists advertises the Budokan shows again on The Asahi Shimbun newspaper on September 17th, 2013.

    There is no advertisement on The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper.

    * Advertisement on The Asahi Shimbun newspaper

      Asahi Shimbun newspaper

September 10th, 2013
Paul & Gene interview aired on TV

    The TV program "Best Hit U.S.A." (BS Asahi) airs an interview with Paul Stanley & Gene Simmons on September 10th, 2013.

    TV Program Best Hit U.S.A.
    TV Station BS Asahi
    TV Channel BS 5ch
    Broadcast Time Every Tuesday 23:00-23:54

September 10th, 2013
Young Guitar magazine features Tommy Thayer interview

    "Young Guitar" magazine October 2013 issue features an interview with Tommy Thayer.

    He tells about the upcoming Japan tour, his style of guitar playing and his guitars.

    Young Guitar / October 2013 issue
    FormatMagazine
    Publisher Shinko Music
    Price980 yen (tax incl.)
    Magazine Code (JAN)4910088371038 00933
    Contents
    Cover : John Petrucci ( Dream Theater ) in color
    Page 14~15 : Interview with Tommy Thayer
    in color

September 10th, 2013
KISS Japan Tour advertisement on newspaper

    The Japanese promoter, Udo Artists advertises the Budokan shows on The Asahi Shimbun newspaper on September 10th, 2013. It mentions that the TV program "Best Hit U.S.A" features KISS will be aired tonight.

    There is no advertisement on The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper.

    * Advertisement on The Asahi Shimbun newspaper

      Asahi Shimbun newspaper

September 5th, 2013
"KISS in Music Life" to be published on September 30th

    Shinko Music Entertainment will publish "KISS in Music Life" on September 30th, 2013. Its original Japanese title is "Music Life ga mita KISS".

    This book is compiled from various KISS articles in '70's & '80's "Music Life" magazines.

    KISS In "Music Life"
    ( Music Life ga mita KISS )
    FormatBook
    Publisher Shinko Music
    Price3,000 yen (tax incl.)
    Magazine Code (ISBN)ISBN978-4-401-63904-5

September 5th, 2013
Burrn! magazine features KISS poster

    Burrn! magazine October 2013 issue that features the KISS poster on the centerfold goes on sale September 5th, 2013.

    Burrn! / October 2013 issue
    FormatMagazine
    Publisher Shinko Music
    Price650 yen (tax incl.)
    Magazine Code (JAN)4910175011038 00619
    Contents
    Cover : James Hetfield ( Metallica ) in color
    Page 80~81 : KISS poster
    in color
    Burrn! October 2013

September 2nd, 2013
Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley on cover of "Otona No Rock!" magazine

    "Otona No Rock!" magazine Autumn 2013 issue goes on sale September 2nd, 2013. It features KISS on the cover and 20 page articles.

    Otona No Rock! / Autumn 2013 issue
    FormatMagazine
    Publisher Nikkei Business Publications, Inc
    Price1,000 yen (tax incl.)
    Magazine Code (ISBN)ISBN978-4-8222-7575-4
    Contents
    Cover : Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley in color
    Otona No Rock Autumn 2013
    Page 6~11 : Interview with Paul Stanley & Gene Simmons
    in color
    Otona No Rock Autumn 2013 Otona No Rock Autumn 2013
    Otona No Rock Autumn 2013 Otona No Rock Autumn 2013
    Otona No Rock Autumn 2013 Otona No Rock Autumn 2013
    Page 12~15 : Band history
    in color
    Otona No Rock Autumn 2013 Otona No Rock Autumn 2013
    Otona No Rock Autumn 2013 Otona No Rock Autumn 2013
    Page 16~23 : Past Japan tour history / Discography
    in color
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    Otona No Rock Autumn 2013 Otona No Rock Autumn 2013
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    Page 24~25 : Related artists
    in color
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August 28th, 2013
"MONSTER" Japan Tour Edition to be released on October 16th

    The Japanese record company, Universal Music will release "MONSTER" Japan Tour edition on October 16th, 2013. It has the extra best album that includes 15 songs.

    MONSTER [Japan Tour edition]
    FormatSHM-CD
    Catalog Number Universal Music UICY-75996~7
    Price3,600 yen (tax incl.)
    Release dateOctober 16th, 2013
    Track listing
    ( disc 1 )
    1. Hell Or Hallelujah
    2. Wall Of Sound
    3. Freak
    4. Back To The Stone Age
    5. Shout Mercy
    6. Long Way Down
    7. Eat Your Heart Out
    8. The Devil Is Me
    9. Outta This World
    10. All For The Love Of Rock & Roll
    11. Take Me Down Below
    12. Last Chance
    13. King Of The Night Time World [Live - Rock The Nation Lost Tracks]
    Track listing
    ( disc 2 )
    1. Psycho Circus
    2. Shout It Out Loud
    3. Let Me Go, Rock 'N Roll
    4. I Love It Loud
    5. Heaven's On Fire
    6. Calling Dr. Love
    7. Say Yeah
    8. God Of Thunder
    9. Lick It Up
    10. Love Gun
    11. Black Diamond
    12. Detroit Rock City
    13. I Was Made For Lovin' You
    14. Rock And Roll All Nite
    15. Right Here Right Now
    Notes
    • limited edition / 1st pressing only

August 19th, 2013
KISS Japan Tour advertisement on newspaper

    The Japanese promoter, Udo Artists advertises the Budokan shows on The Asahi Shimbun newspaper on August 19th, 2013.

    There is no advertisement on The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper.

    * Advertisement on The Asahi Shimbun newspaper

      Asahi Shimbun newspaper

August 16th, 2013
Osaka show flier

    The Japanese promoter, Udo Artists distributes the Osaka show fliers outside Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium, Osaka after the Aerosmith concert.

    * Flier (front)

      Osaka show flier

    * Flier (back)

      Osaka show flier

July 29th, 2013
New KISS poster

    The Japanese promoter, Udo Artists has put new KISS billboards at some stations in Tokyo.

    * Billboard at Ikebukuro station, Tokyo

      Billboard at Ikebukuro station

July 16th, 2013
Additional 2 Budokan shows announced

    * Flier

      KISS Japan tour flier
        (plain white on the back)

    * Tour Dates

      Month Day Time City Venue On Sale
      October 19 5:00 p.m. Chiba Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex No.9~11 Hall Sold Out
      October 21 7:00 p.m. Osaka Osaka Castle Hall Now
      October 23 7:00 p.m. Tokyo Budokan 8/3
      October 24 7:00 p.m. Tokyo Budokan 8/3

    * Advertisement on The Asahi Shimbun newspaper

      Asahi Shimbun newspaper

      The advertisement on The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper is quite the same as The Asahi Shimbun newspaper.

      There is no advertisement on The Sankei Shimbun newspaper and The Mainichi Shimbun newspaper..

    * Ticket information

      * Price list

        Section Price
        ULTIMATE Meet & Greet Package99,800 yen (tax incl.)
        VIP Tour Package32,500 yen (tax incl.)
        S section12,500 yen (tax incl.)
        A section11,000 yen (tax incl.)
        B section 9,000 yen (tax incl.)

      * October 23rd & 24th shows

        * Udo Artists preorders only for Udo premium members

        * Udo Artists preorders only for Udo members

        * Udo Artists

        * Udo Ticket Center

          from August 3rd at 09:30 to August 5th at 06:00 by phone at 0570-04-7777.
          from August 5th at 11:00 by phone at 0570-09-3333.

        * The radio program "Power Rock Today" (Bay FM) preorder

          from July 20th at 01:00 by phone (the phone number will be announced during the program.

        * Ticket Pia

          from August 3rd at 10:00 by phone at 0570-02-9960 or at stores (Ticket Pia, Circle K Sunkus convenience store, Seven Eleven convenience store) or on their web site.
          from August 4th by phone at 0570-02-9999 (P code : 206-930).

        * Lawson Ticket

          from August 3rd at 10:00 by phone at 0570-084-800 or at stores (Lawson convenience store, Ministop convenience store) or on their web site.
          from August 3rd at 18:00 by phone at 0570-084-003 (L code : 77509).

        * e+ (e plus)

        * Rakuten Ticket


    Some Japanese newspapers report KISS Japan tour.

      * Article on The Sports Houchi newspaper

        Sports Houchi newspaper

      * Article on The Sankei Sports newspaper

        Sankei Sports newspaper

      * There is no article on these newspapers.

        * The Nikkan Sports newspaper
        * The Sports Nippon newspaper
        * The Tokyo Chunichi Sports newspaper
        * The Daily Sports newspaper

July 14th, 2013
Additional show confirmed

    It is revealed on the radio program "Power Rock Today" (Bay FM) that an additional show has been confirmed (or additional shows have been confirmed).

    They will accept preorders on July 21st, 2013 at 01:00.

    Radio Program Power Rock Today
    Radio Station Bay FM
    FM Frequency 78.0MHz
    Call Sign JOGV-FM
    Location Funabashi, Chiba, Japan
    Power 5kW
    Broadcast Time Every Saturday 25:00-29:00

July 5th, 2013
Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley on cover of Burrn! magazine

    Burrn! magazine August 2013 issue that features KISS on the cover and 24 page articles goes on sale July 5th, 2013.

    Burrn! / August 2013 issue
    FormatMagazine
    Publisher Shinko Music
    Price650 yen (tax incl.)
    Magazine Code (JAN)4910175010833 00619
    Contents
    Cover : Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley in color
    Burrn! August 2013
    Page 4~9 : June 3rd, 2013 concert report
    in color
    Burrn! August 2013 Burrn! August 2013
    Burrn! August 2013 Burrn! August 2013
    Burrn! August 2013 Burrn! August 2013
    Page 10~11 : Interview with Gene Simmons
    in color
    Burrn! August 2013 Burrn! August 2013
    Page 12~13 : Interview with Eric Singer
    in color
    Burrn! August 2013 Burrn! August 2013
    Page 14~15 : Interview with Tommy Thayer
    in color
    Burrn! August 2013 Burrn! August 2013
    Page 16~17 : Interview with Paul Stanley
    in color
    Burrn! August 2013 Burrn! August 2013
    Page 18~19 : Interview with You Masuda who is a commentator and also a huge KISS fan
    in color
    Burrn! August 2013 Burrn! August 2013
    Page 20~27 : KISS A to Z
    in color
    Burrn! August 2013 Burrn! August 2013
    Burrn! August 2013 Burrn! August 2013
    Burrn! August 2013 Burrn! August 2013
    Burrn! August 2013 Burrn! August 2013

June 29th, 2013
Japan tour tickets go on sale

    KISS Japan tour tickets go on sale on June 29th, 2013.

    The Japanese promoter, Udo Artists advertises KISS Japan tour on The Asahi Shimbun newspaper on June 29th. There is no advertisement on The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper and The Sankei Shimbun newspaper.

    * Advertisement on The Asahi Shimbun newspaper

      Asahi Shimbun newspaper

    * Billboard at Ikebukuro station, Tokyo

      Billboard at Ikebukuro station

June 29th, 2013
Osaka show preorder

    The radio program "Rock On" (FM802) accepts preorders for the Osaka show on June 29th, 2013 at 00:00.

    Radio Program Rock On
    Radio Station FM802
    FM Frequency 80.2MHz
    Call Sign JOFV-FM
    Location Osaka, Japan
    Power 10kW
    Broadcast Time Every Friday 24:00-27:00

June 24th, 2013
KISS Japan Tour advertisement on newspaper

    The Japanese promoter, Udo Artists advertises KISS Japan tour on The Asahi Shimbun newspaper on June 24th, 2013.

    There is no advertisement on The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper.

    * Advertisement on The Asahi Shimbun newspaper

      Asahi Shimbun newspaper

June 21st, 2013
KISS folded flier

    The Japanese promoter, Udo Artists distributes KISS folded fliers to audience at Van Halen's Tokyo Dome concert on June 21st, 2013.

    * KISS folded flier

      * outside

        KISS folded flier

      * inside

        KISS folded flier

June 17th, 2013
Chiba show preorder

    The radio station Bay FM accepts preorders for the Chiba show on June 17th, 2013 from 09:00 to 23:00.

    Radio Station Bay FM
    FM Frequency 78.0MHz
    Call Sign JOGV-FM
    Location Funabashi, Chiba, Japan
    Power 5kW

June 16th, 2013
Chiba show preorder

    The radio program "Power Rock Today" (Bay FM) accepts preorders for the Chiba show on June 16th, 2013 at 01:00.

    Radio Program Power Rock Today
    Radio Station Bay FM
    FM Frequency 78.0MHz
    Call Sign JOGV-FM
    Location Funabashi, Chiba, Japan
    Power 5kW
    Broadcast Time Every Saturday 25:00-29:00

June 11th, 2013
KISS Japan Tour advertisement on newspaper

    The Japanese promoter, Udo Artists advertises KISS Japan tour on The Asahi Shimbun newspaper and The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper on June 11th, 2013 because it was a newspaper holiday on June 10th.

    There is no advertisement on The Sankei Shimbun newspaper.

    * Advertisement on The Asahi Shimbun newspaper

      Asahi Shimbun newspaper

      The advertisement on The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper is quite the same as The Asahi Shimbun newspaper.

June 10th, 2013
KISS Japan Tour officially announced

    * Flier

      KISS Japan tour flier
        (plain white on the back)

    * Tour Dates

      Month Day Time City Venue On Sale
      October 19 5:00 p.m. Chiba Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex No.9~11 Hall (*) 6/29
      October 21 7:00 p.m. Osaka Osaka Castle Hall 6/29
        * It takes about 30 minutes from Tokyo station to Kaihin-Makuhari station where is the nearest one to Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex No.9~11 Hall by train.

    * Ticket information

      * Price list

        Section Price
        ULTIMATE Meet & Greet Package99,800 yen (tax incl.)
        VIP Tour Package32,500 yen (tax incl.)
        S section12,500 yen (tax incl.)
        A section11,000 yen (tax incl.)
        B section 9,000 yen (tax incl.)

      * October 19th show

        * Udo Artists preorders only for Udo premium members

        * Udo Artists preorders only for Udo members

        * Udo Artists

        * Udo Ticket Center

          from June 29th at 09:30 to July 1st at 06:00 by phone at 0570-04-7777.
          from July 1st at 11:00 by phone at 0570-09-3333.

        * The radio program "Power Rock Today" (Bay FM) preorder

          from June 16th at 01:00 by phone (the phone number will be announced during the program.

        * Ticket Pia

          from June 29th at 10:00 by phone at 0570-02-9960 or at stores (Ticket Pia, Circle K Sunkus convenience store, Seven Eleven convenience store) or on their web site.
          from June 30th by phone at 0570-02-9999 (P code : 204-038).

        * Lawson Ticket

          from June 29th at 10:00 by phone at 0570-084-800 or at stores (Lawson convenience store, Ministop convenience store) or on their web site.
          from June 29th at 18:00 by phone at 0570-084-003 (L code : 72874).

        * e+ (e plus)

          from June 29th at 10:00 at stores (Family Mart convenience store) or on their web site.

      * October 21st show

        * Udo Artists preorders only for Udo members

        * Udo Artists

        * Osaka Udo

          from June 12th at 12:00 to June 28th at 18:00 by phone at 0570-06-9989.

        * The radio program "Rock On" (FM802) preorder

          from June 29th at 00:00 by phone (the phone number will be announced during the program.

        * Ticket Pia

          from June 29th at 10:00 by phone at 0570-02-9540 or at stores (Ticket Pia, Circle K Sunkus convenience store, Seven Eleven convenience store) or on their web site.
          from June 29th at 18:00 by phone at 0570-02-9999 (P code : 203-550).

        * Lawson Ticket

          from June 29th at 10:00 by phone at 0570-084-691 or at stores (Lawson convenience store, Ministop convenience store) or on their web site.
          from June 29th at 18:00 by phone at 0570-084-005 (L code : 59185).

        * e+ (e plus)

          from June 29th at 10:00 at stores (Family Mart convenience store) or on their web site.
          from June 29th at 10:00 to June 29th at 23:59 by phone at 0570-09-0000.


    Some Japanese newspapers report KISS Japan tour.

    It is a newspaper holiday on June 10th, 2013 but sports newspapers are always published irrespective of it.

      * Article on The Sankei Sports newspaper

        Sankei Sports newspaper

      * Article on The Sports Houchi newspaper

        Sports Houchi newspaper

      * Article on The Yuukan Fuji newspaper

        Yuukan Fuji newspaper

      * Article on The Sports Nippon newspaper (Osaka edition)

        Sports Nippon newspaper (Osaka)

      * There is no article on these newspapers.

        * The Nikkan Sports newspaper
        * The Sports Nippon newspaper (Tokyo edition)
        * The Tokyo Chunichi Sports newspaper
        * The Daily Sports newspaper
        * The Tokyo Sports newspaper
        * The Nikkan Gendai newspaper

April 5th, 2013
Eric Singer interview in Burrn! magazine

    Burrn! magazine May 2013 issue features an interview with Eric Singer.

    Burrn! / May 2013 issue
    FormatMagazine
    Publisher Shinko Music
    Price650 yen (tax incl.)
    Magazine Code (JAN)4910175010536 00619
    Contents
    Cover : David Lee Roth in color
    Page 14~19 : Interview with Eric Singer
    in color

March 20th, 2013
'80's & '90's KISS albums re-released

    The Japanese record company, Universal Music re-releases '80's & '90's albums in SHM-CD (Super High Material CD) format on March 20th, 2013.

    UNMASKED
    FormatSHM-CD
    Catalog Number Universal Music UICY-25370
    Price1,800 yen (tax incl.)
    Release dateMarch 20th, 2013
    MUSIC FROM "THE ELDER"
    FormatSHM-CD
    Catalog Number Universal Music UICY-25371
    Price1,800 yen (tax incl.)
    Release dateMarch 20th, 2013
    CREATURES OF THE NIGHT
    FormatSHM-CD
    Catalog Number Universal Music UICY-25372
    Price1,800 yen (tax incl.)
    Release dateMarch 20th, 2013
    LICK IT UP
    FormatSHM-CD
    Catalog Number Universal Music UICY-25373
    Price1,800 yen (tax incl.)
    Release dateMarch 20th, 2013
    REVENGE
    FormatSHM-CD
    Catalog Number Universal Music UICY-25374
    Price1,800 yen (tax incl.)
    Release dateMarch 20th, 2013
    CARNIVAL OF SOULS
    FormatSHM-CD
    Catalog Number Universal Music UICY-25375
    Price1,800 yen (tax incl.)
    Release dateMarch 20th, 2013
    PSYCHO CIRCUS
    FormatSHM-CD
    Catalog Number Universal Music UICY-25376
    Price1,800 yen (tax incl.)
    Release dateMarch 20th, 2013

    "ANIMALIZE", "ASYLUM", "CRAZY NIGHTS" & "HOT IN THE SHADE" were already re-released on January 18th, 2012.

February 9th, 2013
Tommy Thayer interview in Young Guitar magazine

    Young Guitar magazine March 2013 issue features an interview with Tommy Thayer.

    Young Guitar / March 2013 issue
    FormatMagazine
    Publisher Shinko Music
    Price980 yen (tax incl.)
    Magazine Code (JAN)4910088370338 00933
    Contents
    Cover : Steve Lukather in color
    Page 34~36 : Interview with Tommy Thayer
    in color


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Discography
Official albums, bootleg albums and more.

Song Listings
All of Kiss songs in alphabetical order.

List of Songwriters
All songwriters of all Kiss songs.

Magazines
Magazines feature KISS.

Live in Japan
Setlists for past Japanese tours.

Merchandise
Shufflepak for the Japanese digital remastered collection.

Links
My favorite web sites.

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