The artwork for the new single from the upcoming KISS album ‘Monster’ has been unveiled. The single is titled ‘Hell or Hallelujah’ and will be out July 2nd in the UK, just in time for a July 4th concert at the Forum in London and the KISS/Motley Crue co-headlining summer tour which begins in Bristow, Virginia on July 20th. A brief sample was up on the amazon.co.uk site yesterday, but has since been pulled. Other tracks on the album include ‘Are You Ready?’, that Gene Simmons describes as, “an old song that was torn apart and re-written,” ‘It’s A Long Way Down,’ ‘Back To The Stone Age,’ ‘Shout Mercy,’ ‘Out Of This World’ and ‘Wall Of Sound.’
Although we know when the new single will be out, we still don’t have a definitive release date for the album, but in KISS style, you know there will be endless promotional connections to it. Hey it you have about $3500 laying around, you can get the new ‘Monster’ book from KISS! I know, I know, it’s twice as much as your house payment, but if you’re a rich KISS fan, hey you can afford it…right? Maybe you can live in it. For the pre-launch price of $3499 or the launch price of $4299 you will get FREE DELIVERY!
FANGORIA, the planet’s number one cult film, horror and fantasy culture entertainment magazine and ‘Monster’ go together. You saw this one coming: KISS: Monster—The Official Album And Tour Magazine will hit newsstands everywhere on June 26th and be sold direct via FANGORIA.com and KISSONLINE.com… just in time for the first week of the new KISS/Motley Crue nationwide tour.
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Sophie Simmons, Gene’s 19-year-old daughter was in Oakland, CA. last week, auditioning for ‘The X Factor,’ where she asked for no special treatment, stating: “This isn’t about my dad. This is my audition.”
Sophie got her time in front of judges Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, (and new additions) Britney Spears and Demi Lovato, but there is no news as to their reaction to the audition.
Hollywood Reporter points out however, that Sophie did show up with her co-star father on the reality series ‘Gene Simmons: Family Jewels,’ presumingly filming for the A&E show. Sophie apparently didn’t tell her parents about the audition until the last minute, and when he learned of her plans, Gene insisted on hopping a plane from Las Vegas to provide moral support.
“We think she’s the most talented, wonderful, charming daughter but we just want her to get want a fair shot,” said Gene. We’ll let you know if she got the fair shot and if she moved on into the second round as the news becomes available. The season premiere of ‘The X Factor’ is set for Sept. 12th.