Genes of Gene
Subject: Genes of Gene
From: Wally in Bonita,CA on 07/31/2007
We all know that kids are a true reflection of their parents. Well Gene, props to you and your lovely wife, you\'re kids are the best! After seeing Nick just hangin\' around before The Soboba Show, I half expected to see this obvious future Rockstar introduce Kiss that night. I was actually hoping we might see the Genes of Gene be up there performing a number or two with the band. It\'s just great to be a fan of Kiss and realize your favorite band has true heart for all... family, friends, and fans. Rock On Forever. Should be easy enough, it looks to be in the Genes.
Glad to read youre feeling better Paul
Subject: Glad to read youre feeling better Paul
From: Abel Davila...AKA.... PAHNTOM on 07/31/2007
Paul Stanley I was so woried for you and even though I dont know you personally, you have grown deep in my heart as well as many others that you seem just like Family I felt so destroyed inside out when I heard the news and willing to travel and see you had thing got worse which I am so grate full to God it was not your destiny I Still hold my hopes up to some day meet with you hand have lunch together and why not maybe even write a song One thing for sure that I just knew is the fact that youre a strong man and no cardio isssiue was gonna stop you that eazy PAUL THIS ONE IS FOR YOU....LIVE TO WIN..........!!!!!
To Paul, Thank You...
Subject: To Paul, Thank You...
From: Bobby Hornsby on 07/30/2007
Paul, So glad to hear you are doing well. I am a professional bass player/vocalist and have NEVER written to anyone that has ever influenced my life. ( It\'s just too scary, and you hope the person you have admired and was so ispired by is not a jerk). And I feel deep in my heart you are everything you appear to be. I remember your music getting me through a VERY rough divorce when I was 10 years old! I could put on my headphones and escape! Your voice would take me away and transend me to a place far away... I have toured with country artists Collin Raye and Billy Dean and a few others and on the bus I will always play your music epecially.. the solo stuff etc. Your attitude and inspiration has made me step up to the plate at auditions and marketing myself (some gigs I landed and some I didn\'t). But you always motivated me. I think I own just about all the merchandise you guys have put out since 1976. (I am now 42). My father whom I loved dearly found a way to buy me a black Ibanez Iceman w/ white binding, simular to what you had been playing at the time. I loved that guitar with all of my heart but as teenagers often do, I traded it for what I thought was a quick way to get a bass guitar and an amp.Ugh! Dumb! My dad never found out and to this day I have the regret of losing something so special my dad wanted me to have. He has since passed on and I\'ve been searching for a nice PS10 II LTD or something good like the Japanese model I had and I have heard through the retail shops that you may have bought up the remaining Ibanez stock? Is this true and if so, would you give me the chance to purchase one from you that I can cherish and keep the rest of my life? I am sure you get requests from people everyday for the same kind of thing... but I feel such a connection to you that has been in my heart for over 30 years! I am sorry to have rambled on so long but in closing I just want to say.. Thank you Paul for EVERYTHING. God Bless you and your family. Warmest regards, Bobby P.S. I also paint Fine Art. I am a freelance artist on the side and do alot of work for Ethan Allen stores when I am not touring. Rock to ya later!!!! Bobby Bobby Hornsby 4034 W. Willow Ave. Phoenix, AZ. 85029
Saboba Night
Subject: Saboba Night
From: Richard Anderson on 07/30/2007
After the news was announced by Gene about Paul\'s condition, it was ok with my wife and I that you guys you guys could have cancelled the show. We honor the fact that Gene, Tommy ,and Eric continued on with the show. We sort of feel gulty for enjoying the performance but in the same sence honored to have been part of such a special tribute to the dedication that KISS has to their fans and to most of all... Paul. What a special night, one one that was heart felt and we\'ll never forget.
GOOD TO HEAR
Subject: GOOD TO HEAR
From: ROCK MARTONE on 07/30/2007
Paul, I believe I speak for the entire KISS Army family when I say it was a relief to read your last comments with regards to your health. It not only allowed us the fans to breath easy but it brought excite to us all as we await your return to the things you do best... art, the stage, and the music world. All the best and God bless! ROCK
Kewadin Casino
Subject: KISS Kewadin Casino
From: Mike Gualtieri on 07/30/2007
Dear KISS, My name is Mike Gualtieri. I am a diehard KISS fan for almost 10 years now. I live in Soo, Ontario, Canada. Its right across the border fromm Soo, Michigan. I just want to thank you guys for keeping your promise about coming back to the soo, after having to cancel for you Japan tour. It was an amazing concert! Best I have seen yet. And probably the best i\'ll ever see! My friend and I waited 12 hours from the time in line, to the time u guys came on. We were right on the barricade for general admission. Yes we were a little further away than we hoped, but we still had one hell of a time! I think it may have been the best set list ever! You guys palyed all the songs I wanted u to play. To the exception of strutter, and hard luck woman (which u need peter criss). But wow 20 songs altogether! AMAZING. the lights and pyro were AMAZING. GENE, TOMMY, ERIC, PAUL u were all AMAZING! I never expected the platforms to rise like in Rock the Nation. I enjoyed seeing Paul and Tommy coming out to the casino after sound check. I was amazed how Tommy took pictures and signed autographs for his fans. Paul was on his phone, so i totally understand. The dedication to the fans is amazing! I was lucky that my brother was in the media for sootoday.com and captured the key cerimony (kinda like the one in Caddilac). And some of the show upclose. It was great how Gene and Paul played to the camera. YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING. NO ONE IN THE WORLD PERFORMS LIKE YOU! YOU ARE THE BEST AND ALWAYS WILL BE! AND THE SOO GOT THE BEST! I HOPE U NEVER STOP ROCKING! I hope you guys come back to the soo again. Or hopefully on a world tour you guys can stop in Canada! Its the US little brother! PS. PAUL I AM GLAD YOU ARE OK! BRAVO TO THE TRIO! GENE, TOMMY AND ERIC GREAT JOB! PSS. Did you guys have a chance to hit up the soo\'s, bowling alley. Gene did u finally beat Tommy? Paul is your strategy still to get 4? hah. YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST! -Mike Gualtieri
Hope Get Better Paul & Great Job Guys!
Subject: Hope Get Better Paul & Great Job Guys!
From: Erica on 07/30/2007
Hey KISS! I just wanted to say first of all to Paul that I hope you get better and I was so sorry to hear about what happened before the show!! I was really happy to hear from you that it\'s really nothing new and it\'s not a big problem. Also, I would like to say great job to the rest of the band for continuing the show!! that really proved how much your fans mean to you. And lastly, you guys really are the greatest band on Earth...thank you so much! I love you guys!!!!!
Paul\'s health
Subject: Paul\'s health
From: Jason Davis on 07/30/2007
Hi Paul, Thanks for updating us on your condition. Like everyone who loves and appreciates you, I\'m grateful you\'re doing well. You have been a huge inspiration in my life. Not only has the music you\'ve written and performed been a part of my life since 1976 or so, but I\'ve always admired who you are as a man. Thank you for being so dedicated to \"living to win\" and for showing so much love, passion and gratitude for the fans. You never let us down with your amazing positive energy. Thanks for always sending out a great message of believing in yourself, living life to the fullest and making your own happiness in the world. Even though I\'ve never had the privilege of hangin\' out with you, it\'s obvious that you\'re not only the greatest rock star in the world, but one of the all time great men too. Keep on rockin\'! Oh and by the way...Live To Win is one of my all time favorite albums! It pisses me off that the label didn\'t promote it more and get those great songs to more ears. I caught your show in Baltimore on the tour. Just amazing! Thanks for doing Magic Touch, one of my all time favorite KISS tracks. I\'m excited for the DVD and look forward to your next solo CD and seeing you and/or KISS live again hopefully sometime soon. Take care, Jason Davis Fair Lawn, NJ
Soboba Concert a.k.a best night of my life
Subject: Soboba Concert a.k.a best night of my life
From: Cody Conley on 07/30/2007
\"Photo \"Photo \"Photo \"Photo \"Photo \"Photo \"Photo \"Photo \"Photo Dear KISS, Last friday night was literally the best night of my life. I was nervous when they announced the horrible news that Paul wouldn\'t be able to play. I didn\'t know if it was going to be good or not. But i can\'t believe i doubted the best band in the world. It was my first time seeing you guys and i\'ve wanted to forever. I don\'t even want to go to any other concerts besides KISS because i know i\'ll be dissapointed that it won\'t be as good. I thought i was going to die from excitement when Tommy gave me a guitar pick. I held onto it for the rest of the concert like it was my own baby. i have it framed in my room with the concert ticket about my KISS sign. There is no way i am going to miss the next concert even if it is across the U.S. Im getting front row tickets no matter how much they cost. I can\'t wait to see you guys again. Thanks for the awesome night.
It\'s time to be back in Puerto Rico!!!
Subject: It\'s time to be back in Puerto Rico!!!
From: Ed on 07/30/2007
Gene & Paul I saw KISS on 4/21/1999 and the show was great. You performed at Roberto Clemente Coliseum, a small and aging venue. A huge new Puerto Rico Coliseum is our state of the art arena. The first sold-out concert was Van Halen a couple of years ago. The Rolling Stones, Elton John and other great acts has followed. I\'m convinced your show will be the greatest spectacle ever at our Coliseum. The question is simple. When are you coming? Ed
Gene and Sophie\'s trip to Camp Pendleton and VA
Subject: Gene and Sophie\'s trip to Camp Pendleton and VA
From: Brian K. McAuliffe on 07/30/2007
I truly hope that Gene receives this letter. I just wanted to write and tell him how much I appreciated his trip to visit the wounded service men at the VA. As a Marine from \'82-\'86 I was in Okinawa the Thursday night that over 200 of my brothers were killed at the Marine Barracks in Beirut. My unit was swiftly activated (and VERY willing, I might add) to kick some terroist ass. To this day I have a deep resentment too such orginzations. I am true red white and blue and would gladly protect my flag, family and way of life. I always get choked up when I see my flag waving proudly, or hear the National Anthem (and yeah, the Marine Corps Hymn--Hoorah). I have always been a big fan of KISS, for, well, lets just say a looong time, and to see the Gene I saw at the VA (on Family Jewels), just gave me a deepened respect for you, aside from the fact that you are truly one of a kind. My daughter and I were hoping to get a glimpse of you at the Kentucky Derby, she was one of the kids that was shown on the Big Screens in the infield for her poster she made of the late Barbaro. Her school gave her 2 tickets, and yes, she chose to take me (Daddy\'s girl that she is). I told her that you might see her when they made their presentation after the 6th race. Well if you do make it back to Kentucky for next years Derby, I hope to see you. Again, thank you so much for your moving actions in support of our military. And of course for Kiss. Semper Fi Brian K. McAuliffe
Soboba Show in San Jacinto, CA
Subject: Soboba Show in San Jacinto, CA
From: Vanessa Jimenez on 07/30/2007
Dear KISS, I have been a fan since I met my fiance. We\'ve been together for 7 years and he was a fan years before that. I never had heard or appreciated your music till he came along and he really made me hear and see the greatness of KISS. The show in San Jacinto was the first KISS show I have ever been to. I was sad that Paul wasn\'t able to preform, but it was amazing to see the rest of you continue on without him. The sound was amazing and everything was great. It was an awesome show and you even played my favorite song \"Parasite\". Thanks so much for that. I hope Paul is recovering and that I can see you all again some time with Paul back on stage. Peace, Vanessa Jimenez
Soboba Concert
Subject: KISS Soboba Concert
From: Rich Rose Malden, MA. on 07/30/2007
Hey KISS First I need to say that Paul, I hope you are getting well and everything works out for you. We missed you but your health is the most important thing and that needs to take front stage. When I heard that you guys were only playing four shows this year I told me wife that I need to attend at least one of them. Being from Massachusetts and noticing that all of the shows were west of Chicago I knew that some serious traveling would be involved. I would like to mention that my last KISS show was Atlantic City July 2004 so I have been waiting three long years for my next KISS show. I traveled 2600 miles from Boston, Mass to see you guys. I am a six time Platinum ticket holder and those times backstage meeting you guys were the times of my life. I never knew that you guys would be so down to earth and cool. I picked the show at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA. because I thought that the final show of them all would be the best. God, I didn’t think that it would be the most shocking and interesting KISS concert I have ever attended. When my wife and I arrived at the Soboba Casino we went straight to the arena and you guys had just begun your sound check. It was amazing to see you guys through the fence even if it was only the sound check. After you guys finished it seemed like time dragged until we were let into the arena and we got to our seats. When Doc took the stage I knew that something was not right. There was a moment that everyone in the audience just couldn’t believe what they were hearing. When Gene, Tommy and Eric then took the stage still in their war paint I knew that they were not leaving. After Gene asked us in the audience what do “we” want, I knew this was going to be a night to remember for the rest of my life. The words from Gene stating that Paul wanted the band to play were good to hear and touched many in the stands. With Gene mentioning that they had no clue how this would turn out was also good to see that they are only human too. I am amazed that anyone would want to continue with a concert without their lead singer and guitarist. I want to say that Gene, Tommy and Eric, in my eyes, did the show justice, they were amazing. Were they on the top of their game maybe not but they gave 110% on every song and every note. To pull out songs that they have not performed for years and play them was simply amazing. This shows everyone that they might play the some songs for many concerts but when it comes to last minute changes, they can come through. Gene took control of this show and I have to say that he did a great job. Tommy, what can I say about him, he was great. From the great rhythm to the awesome solo work, he did not lose a beat. Let’s not forget Eric, the man is amazing on those drums. He was great singing lead on two songs and background vocals on the others. The three were just so good that I was shocked that it worked. I have a new respect for these guys after the show. Whenever Gene spoke of Paul we could tell that his condition was weighting on his mind. So many of us in the audience were concerned about Paul and we were hoping that everything worked out. Paul, get well soon and we hope to see you soon on the stage. From a person who has been a fan for over 30 years, I have to say that these guys can do just about anything. Another special thing that happened for me and my wife was the chance to see Shannon Tweed, Nick and Sophie. We found out that they were filming for the Family Jewels show and we were in the area they were using for the shots. When the concert started they remained in our area, that was so cool too. It was amazing how friendly and nice Shannon, Nick and Sophie were considering so many people were in their face for most of the night. In closing I would like to say to Paul that I hope your recovery is quick and everything works out for you. We missed you but your health is number one. Rich Rose Malden, MA
Paul - Sending prayers to you
Subject: Paul - Sending prayers to you
From: Mary-Beth on 07/30/2007
Hi Paul, Just wanted to send my prayers to you after your recent health concerns. I have loved you and the band since 1976, and need all of you in my life. Take care of yourself, God Bless you, and keep on rockin! Love, Mary-Beth
I was at the San Jacinto Show... Paul you are the best! Get Well Soon!
Subject: I was at the San Jacinto Kiss Show... Paul you are the best! Get Well Soon!
From: JAZAN WILD on 07/30/2007
I wanted to wish my best to Paul Stanley. Friday night I was in attendance at the Kiss show in San Jacinto, California when Doc McGhee and Gene Simmons announced that Paul was rushed to the Hospital. When they said his heart was beating at almost 200 beats per minute it felt as though you just didn\'t want to hear another word. Everyone (15,000 or so fans) seemed stunned and shared in only one united thought... \"Paul had to be alright!\" Paul Stanley has meant so much to millions of people and changed our lives. I was a kid from a small town with not much going for me. Kiss was an inspiration to people like me. They would always say that \"You could be anything you dream to be,\" \"Believe in yourself,\" \"Don\'t give up on your dreams,\" and so on. This meant everything to me then and still does now! So often it isn\'t until after we lose someone this special, that we say how much we admire what they have chosen to do with their lives and thank them for the wonderful impact they have had on ours. I for one, don\'t want to wait. Paul, you and the rest of the members of Kiss have changed my life and helped me believe in myself. I would have never taken the chances I have, without hearing your inspiring words at such a young impressionable age. You are the best! Thank You! Get Well Soon, Jazan Wild P.S. The courage that Gene, Tommy, and Eric showed in the face of a hard situation like that was amazing. You impressed us all! PAUL STANLEY A ROCK LEGEND!
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