Check out these awesome KISS photos by Ross Halfin. Ross is one of KISS' favorite photographers. He always seems to catch the band just right, and the colors are amazing. Several of Ross' photos are in the new KISS Sonic Boom Over Europe Tour book.
That's Paul Stanley with Jimmy Page in the top left photo!
Ross' blog on KISS' London shows.
Alright London, You Wanted The Best You Got The Best - KISS! I don't care that John Bionelli works for Aerosmith, I know he'd rather be working for the Gods Of Thunder, polishing their platform boots and writing the set list. I mean, I can't see John singing "JJJJJ-Jaded" every night when he can "Shout It Out Loud" or "Lick It Up" I went along to see Kiss destroy Wembley with the dynamic duo of Makowski and Page (Paul had invited us).
We went in to see Paul Stanley who was so tall in platforms we three looked like midgets. Took a some photos of Jimmy and Paul then JP and Tommy Thayer who, when Eric Singer tried to join in, was pushed out of the way by Tommy (very funny). Eric promised to buy me a Rolex if I took a photo of him and JP - I'll take a photo for a Daytona... Oddly it was all the people working for Kiss who were annoying Jimmy for photos and not the crowd.
Great light show, shot the show from the mixing desk - I'm in the pit tomorrow.
More of the Gods Of Thunder at Wembley. A pain to shoot - too many security guys in the pit. Got into it towards the end and the second half of the Kiss show is spectacular to shoot. In fact the last bit is a photographers dream - fantastic light show, all of Gene Simmon's doing (so he told me). I loved it, at least Kiss give you a show, you get what you pay for.
The crowd were a big mix of young and old. A lot of kids who were into it down the front, instead of old men like John Bionelli...
Kiss destroying Wembley...