A thank you for what you meant to a dying man.
Subject: A thank you for what you meant to a dying man.
From: Mary, Indianapolis, IN on 09/09/2006
I just wanted to let all of you know just how much you meant to my brother who passed away April 25, 2005. Mike was diagnosed with cancer in June of 2004 as a pick me up for him my daughter and I donated blood to get free kiss concert tickets at verizon wireless on July 3, 2004, so that Mike could see his Idol (Gene), to say the least he was estatic and enjoyed rockin the nite away to your tunes, even though he was in extreme pain he stayed thru the entire concert and because I am also a fan and had Never been to one of your concerts he insisted his friend purchase the concert cd for his lil sis. I know I can hear him screaming in the background! Mike was a true blue fan until the end and was buried with a Gene Simmons figurine and his brand new Bass guitar. Anyway I just wanted to let you guys know that your music gave Mike a little more spirit for the gloomy days he had ahead of him and there will always be a special place in my heart for you guys. Thank you for all that you do...
Paul & Erin, Congratulations on the birth of Colin Michael
Subject: Paul & Erin, Congratulations on the birth of Colin Michael
From: hoochie (julie) on 09/09/2006
Dear Paul & Erin, Congratulations on the birth of your new son \'Colin Michael\'. Paul,I would like to say \'thank you\'for being a major part in my life since i was a kid. You guys rock, also congratulations on the release of your new album as well, i cant wait for it to be released down under, so i add it to my collection of kiss cds. Again, Congratulations on the birth of Colin Michael, all my love, Hoochie
U r the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Subject: U r the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From: Karl Doepking on 09/08/2006
wot\'s up u guys? I love u, Paul u r my idol. Since i was little i liked ur music. I\'m ur biggest fan from puerto varas (that\'s in chile) i\'m in a band, nd we pay tribute to u. i play the drums, and thanking u, i\'m gonna sudy percussion in europe next year. all \'cause ur great influence. hope that u write back. Bye (sorry my english)
Live to Win
Subject: Live to Win
From: Rob Kiskaden on 09/08/2006
Paul: Can\'t wait to hear Live to Win, I\'m sure it\'ll be awesome. Hope to see you on tour near Kentucky!!!!
Nice To Meet The GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS
Subject: Nice To Meet The GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS
From: Jaime Ramos on 09/07/2006
Was great...thanks for you time...you have a nice family...Saludos From Mexico!!!
28 years of
Subject: 28 years of Kiss
From: Chris Barrie on 09/07/2006
Hello I am a Kiss fan and have been since I was eight years of age.I live in New Zealand and have seen Kiss twice-once when I was ten years old.What a rush seeing your idols for the first time.A day I will never forget.I have been with the band thru the changes and loved every minute of it.The music is special,pure rock.I have all the live DVDs and enjoy them all but like Kiss Symphony the best.My daughter now enjoys sharing the music which is fun.Thank you for a life time of great music and memories and hope to see you down here one more time so my daughter gets to see you live.Keep rocking.
the Elder LIVE
Subject: the Elder LIVE
From: Aaron Philpott on 09/07/2006
and most importantly DOWN UNDER!! We love this album, right? The Oath would set things off wonderfully, and I would be a great finisher. Dark Light without Ace would break my heart though. I think its the only song I could handle Tommy singing though. Or 200 Man. Ace\'s material is sacred. The Elder is full of awesome songs. The Oath, Only You, and Under The Rose being particular highlights. Can you just imagine this concert? The Oath absolutely pummeling the audience. Fanfare, a moment to watch the amazing smoke and laser effects KISS would put on for us. Just A Boy, with its sweet Star-child chorus, epic lyrics, and tasteful solo. Dark Light next up. This song speaks for itself! It rocks! Maye an extended solo from Tommy? Only You, simply put, one of Gene\'s best songs, followed by Under the Rose yet another of the Demon\'s best efforts. A World Without Heroes, we know they can play this one, no excuses!! =) Mr Blackwell, could this have Gene\'s blood act at the beginning? Seems to fit! This would also mean 5 Gene songs in a row. This song would be pretty heavy live. I reckon it would surprise a few. Escape from the Island would provide a great pick me up for the crowd and gives Eric a great chance for a solo in the middle. Odyssey would be bloody great live. Another chance for Paul to shine. Live it would be good because Paul cant harmonize with himself live. Although his ovice is so good I wouldnt be surprised if he could defy all science and logic and be able to sing with two voices at once. I would be the big Rock and Roll All Nite style finish. It\'s an anthemic, uplifting, inspiring party song. The dual vocals would be great to. It wouldnt be bad to possibly hear them all trade verses perhaps. Just a thought. The sound of 20,000 people clicking their fingers would definitely make the hairs on my neck stand up. This gig would definitely be a pleasure to watch. It almost seems as if they wrote and recorded the album with the idea of playing it start to finish in mind. The way I included the individual solos just seemed perfect. Especially with the bass intro that already exists on Mr Blackwell. During Espace From the Island it seems that a drum solo belongs in the middle. 5 Gene tunes in a row might be difficult though. Gene might forget the words! Which annoys me I might add. Just watch Unholy on the ROCKS THE NATION dvd, its bad. I Love it Loud is another one he always bombs. He tries to say he\'s in the moment, but I\'ve seen countless junkie LA bands sing their songs live and they dont forget the words, and Gene\'s totally clean. Axl Rose seemed to be able to remember his words, but then again he had an auto cue. Not in the early days though. What about all these weed smoking rappers? They memorise pages of lyrics just for one song!! Anyway...... back to the matter at hand. THE ELDER in its entirety live in concert!! Come on KISS, do it! Would this concert be too short though? I mean, Id rather it if KISS didnt play any non Elder songs..... well, maybe after \'I\' they could do an encore and play a handful of classics. Which would also give Paul a chance to sing some more songs, seeing as he only has 3 songs to himself on (music from) the Elder. What do you guys reckon? I\'d love to hear your input guys....
First Tattoo
Subject: First Tattoo
From: Gastón López-Minder on 09/07/2006
Hi You All, guys: I´m from Puerto Montt, a city at the Southern part of Chile. I´m 34 tears old and I grew listening your rock. I always wanted a tattoo, but I never did it. Well, last month become the day and “Demond” was chosen. I´m very proud of it and “Star Child” will be the next, I promise. In that way, KISS only would die for me, when I will die. Thanks for your music, guys. You make our lives better. Best regards Gastón
Rulz
Subject: Kiss Rulz
From: Dee-anne Burns on 09/07/2006
Hey guys i did my personal interest project ok kiss and got a A+ and Long Live Gene simmion. i got this email and it scared me telling me that gene died but it was an actress spelt jean simmions who died at 69 and just a question is queen and kiss doing a tour? LONG LIVE KISS FROM DEEZA BURNSY (my nickname)
cycling team
Subject: KISS cycling team
From: Rob on 09/06/2006
Hello to the ultimate gods of thunder A long time ago I wrote to you about putting out some cycling gear after Lance Armstrong made his mark winning the Tour de France 7 times. Would you guys ever consider the KISS cycling team. IT\'S an idea of course. Rob
i luv
Subject: i luv kiss
From: arpan on 09/06/2006
KISS I JSUT WANTED TO LET U NO THT U GUYS ROCK an i hope u contiue on to make kick ass music. kiss is one of the best old school metal nads ever .. i hate these new age crap bands that try to copy the old metal style but cant. KISS IS KISS no one can copy or do what u guys doo. vinnie was one of my favorite guitarist .. GOOO KISSS long live kiss
please come here
Subject: please come here
From: collin.h on 09/06/2006
hey hows it going my name\'s collin i just join the kiss army, I have been a fan since i was six. I love you guys. if there was no kiss I dont know what i would do. But any way i have alway\'s dreamed of kiss coming to fargo and have a concert. but I know that you probely won\'t have time to come to fargo. but I just thought that it was worth a shot. good bye. LOVE.COLLIN
My new favorite band!
Subject: My new favorite band!
From: Angel.9 Rakou Cobra on 09/06/2006
Hi, KISS. My name\'s Jessica, but most people call me Angel.9 Rakou Cobra (long story, don\'t ask). I\'m only 15, but a huge fan already. I\'ll admit it... I only started listening to you pretty recently... but as soon as I heard you, you became my favorite band EVER. And you\'ll probably stay that way. I can\'t stand what everyone else my age listens to. It\'s also thanks to you that I\'ve been daydreaming of being a lead singer in a really loud, make-up-wearing, awesome rock band of my own. I mean, I\'ve even designed stage names and costumes for my entire wish-was-real band! (And I\'ve been working some songs out in my head) I really want to be famous like you guys. If I make it, remember me, because I\'ll be sure to thank you on stage someday... If it happens I mean... Anyway, I just couldn\'t wait to say hello. And I couldn\'t wait to tell you I bought a copy of KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park. I don\'t care what people say, I loved that movie. And I wish I could breathe fire... (Hmm... I can stick my tongue out really far though...) Yeah, yeah... I\'m shutting up. I get it. Bye! Love you all, Angel.9 P.S. Hope none of you mind, but on my own website, I\'ve got stories I wrote posted that have you in them (I\'m the main character, however...). They\'re just comedies about me, my friends, and my favorite rock bands attempting to party... then a handful of my stupid enemy characters crash it. Needless to say, we always stop them and party by the end. I have three finished at the moment, and each is pretty long (the third is huge!). And yes. I really am shutting up this time.
New pinball machine artwork???
Subject: New pinball machine artwork???
From: Brett Bartlett , Australia on 09/06/2006
Hey Gene, I see that there is a new pinball machine in the works and that\'s cool. However, the artwork shown appears to feature Peter & Ace...now I love those guys and all they brought to the band..but this is 2006, Eric & Tommy are now in the band. Shouldn\'t any official KISS products now feature their images? It only seems fair to them! When Eric Carr joined he was on the merchandise of the time & the same with the other line ups through the 80\'s & early 90\'s. Personally I\'d like to see some action figures in Eric & Tommy\'s likeness available. Please share your thoughts on this.... (attached is a pic of us backstage in Brisbane in 2004, my wife Donna & I were doing the make-up for the orchestra members at that show) Cheers Brett Bartlett Brisbane, Australia
radio
Subject: KISS radio
From: dhydrick on 09/06/2006
Recently I suscribed to satelite radio. I noticed a couple of artist had their own stations, could it ever be possible for the greatest rock band ever to have their own station someday? Gene I have never liked reality shows until yours, never miss a show. Great job
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