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KISS News: New ‘Monster’ Magazine, ‘Fox 411′ report on the band’s far reaching influence

by on May.09, 2012, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Look out for an upcoming magazine that’s sure to be a collectible for anyone in the KISS Army: KISS: MONSTER – The Official Album and Tour Magazine.

Brought to you by FANGORIA, the planet’s number one cult film, horror and fantasy culture entertainment magazine, KISS: MONSTER – The Official Album and Tour Magazine is a KISS magazine made by KISS fans for KISS fans. Celebrating the upcoming release of MONSTER, the band’s 20th album and their upcoming summer tour with Motley Crue, this glossy, 72 page collector’s magazine features dozens of rare, new and never before published photographs as well as new interviews with KISS members Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer, wherein they muse on the past, reflect on the present and look to what lies in store for “the hottest band in the world…KISS!”

You’ll also get a thorough, critical look at the full KISS discography; a preview of MONSTER written by the band; secrets behind THE TOUR; a look at the design of the new KISS costumes as well as their costumes worn through the ages; Gene and Paul remembering classic KISS albums like CREATURES OF THE NIGHT and ALIVE; in-depth retrospective of the delirious KISS TV movie KISS MEETS THE PHANTOM OF THE PARK and so much more! Edited by FANGORIA editor-in-chief (and lifelong, card-carrying KISS ARMY member) Chris Alexander, this towering salute to the ever-evolving KISS mythology is one that every self respecting KISS fan MUST have. KISS: MONSTER – The Official Album and Tour Magazine will be on newsstands EVERYWHERE late June and will be available to order through www.KISSONLINE.COM and www.FANGORIA.COM.

Here’s a new Fox 411 report on the far reaching influence of KISS. “Kiss’ song writing was really a big influence,” Motley Crue bassist and songwriter Nikki Sixx told Fox 411. Mike Portnoy, former drummer of Dream Theater, even went as far as to say Kiss “were the Beatles for our generation.”, Batteries for Everything!

Fellow ’70s face-painter Alice Cooper says Kiss remain relevant today, almost four decades after Gene Simmons first unrolled that tongue onstage, because they are “a band that proves themselves over and over again”.

However, despite selling over 100 million albums worldwide and accumulating 24 gold records, they have received little critical acclaim and few industry awards. Yahoo! Music reporter Billy Johnson Jr. tells FOX 411 that Kiss’ over-the-top stage performances has always had some questioning their authenticity.

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