On this day in KISSTORY - September 30, 1984 - KISS opened their Animalize Tour in Brighton, England with Bruce Kulick on lead guitar. Kulick, who was filling in for the ill Mark St. John, became an official member of the band on December 8, 1984.

Here is a clip of KISS performing " Black Diamond" at Cobo Hall during the US leg of the Animalize Tour.



KISS Cadillac tour now available just in time for homecoming

By Chris Lamphere / http://www.cadillacnews.com

Homecoming is here, and while Cadillac isn't fixated on KISS like it was last year during the 40th anniversary of the rock band's visit to the city, the event is still on many people's minds.

In fact, some people are now cashing in on the phenomenon.

A 1976 edition of the Cadillac High School yearbook recently sold on eBay for $1,028. The yearbook highlights the band's visit heavily in its pages.

Jim Neff, assistant coach of the football team when the band came to town in 1975, said he checks eBay periodically to see if anyone has one of these books for sale.

"These yearbooks have gone for varying amounts in the past," Neff said. "I've seen people buy them for $500 to $600 but ($1,028) is the most I've ever seen one go for."


Meet Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons at new Rock & Brews in Corona

By LAURIE LUCAS / Press Enterprise

Rock ‘n’ Brews, at 3550 Grand Oaks in Crossings at Corona, has been open for a while, but for its official grand opening, the restaurant is getting some special guests.

From 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, fans will get a presentation from the chain’s founders -- musicians Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of Kiss -- eat comfort food and down two drinks for $100 per person. For $200, you get to a photo op with the musicians from 5-6 p.m. in a private reception with unlimited drinks.

The icons will also host private luncheon at 1 p.m. for more than 100 veterans and active military. A portion of the proceeds from the evening event will benefit the charity Guitars for Vets.

Buy tickets online at rockandbrewscorona.eventbrite.com. Space is limited. Stay tuned for the late fall grand opening of Rock ‘n’ Brews in Rancho Cucamonga at 12225 E. Foothill Blvd.



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