Real reason that belongs in the Hall of Frame.
Subject: Real reason that KISS belongs in the Hall of Frame.
From: David Baker on 08/15/2006
Should KISS be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Frame? One could list KISS many accomplimments and how many records they had sold to millions of die-hard fans known as the KISS Army over the past thirty-five years. These all are genuine reasons for KISS’ induction, but it would be unfair to say that these were the only reasons. Sure, KISS rocked the stage like no other band before them and had influenced countless bands throughout decades since, but what does KISS mean to their legion of fans, the people who vote with their hard earned dollars. For this fan, KISS has always been more than just a rock band. To me, the band was my heroes with fantastic powers. I needed all of the positive role models that I could find, being that I had Cerebral Palsy. To their young fans KISS made sure that they kept a positive image, in spite of themselves. When things were down, I could always count on KISS to cheer me up. Record after record had many light hearted upbeat songs to loose one’s care to. KISS even wrote a song called “I Believe in Me!” This song is one that every handicapped person can indefly with. When Eric Carr joined the band, I saw KISS with fresh eyes. It was exciting to watch him play the drums. Eric seemed so happy just to be in the group, I felt like I was wearing his platform shoes every time that I saw him play. As I grew older, so did KISS by taking off their make-up. This only served to inspire respect for KISS and their hard work. KISS taught me courage and to respect myself. Over the years, when other bands gave up, KISS kept pressing on. Leading by example throughout the eighties, KISS showed me that there was nothing that I couldn’t do as a handicapped person. Looking back on my life so far, I don’t know where I would be today without KISS. It wasn’t that KISS had meant to touch my life so but that that they had. And when one multiplies my story by millions, one begins to understand just how many lives that KISS had touched. This is the real reason that KISS belongs in the Hall of Frame. David Baker
2007 tour
Subject: 2007 tour
From: LIAM on 08/14/2006
will kiss be doing a tour for 2007?
a very big fan!!!!
Subject: a very big fan!!!!
From: joytoy666_2000_70 on 08/14/2006
hey guys...just thought i would write to you and let you know your music is great....i have 5 children ...4 boys and 1 tell you all of my kids are great....but unlike other kids they would only go to sleep if i was playing rock for them....but the best thing of this is.... i had to learn and remember the song BETH for my youngest son....he would never go to sleep unless i was singing that song...he is 12 yrs old now and he still has me singing it to him to this boyfriend plays the guitar and is very good he has met the lead singer of black label socity and has seen you all in concert a couple of would be a dream come true if i got to see you all play and a greatest honor ever to meet you in person!!!! i have loved your music since i was 5 yrs old so go back to 1975 for that one...that's how long i have been listing to all of you!!! much all are the greatest!!!
Gene at Speedway
Subject: Gene at Speedway
From: KYLE on 08/14/2006
I had the opportunity of a lifetime this weekend. I am one of the infield Security supervisors at Kentucky Speedway &, I was put in a peculiar situation this weekend at the track. I was to handle the security detail with Gene Simmons & the Simmons-Abramson marketing group. Whoa wait a minute, I am a HUGE Fan of KISS, Gene & racing, how was I to convey & maintain a professional image while assisting the Simmons Abramsons marketing entourage through their travels at the speedway? Well, it was tough, but I managed. LOL It was a true pleasure for me & my son Brandon who also works at the speedway to finally meet Gene Simmons. I appreciate Gene, Rich, & Lucky for the opportunity to assist them in their travels at the speedway. I hope they enjoyed their visit to Kentucky Speedway. It was a day my son & I will never forget. – I AM INDY ! Take Care!
Come here!!!
Subject: Come here!!!
From: username_n/a(Wayne Carr) on 08/14/2006
Dudes, you should come to point marion!!!KISS IS AWSOME!!!!!!!!![:)And how much are tickets? ~Wayne Carr
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Subject: Pro Football Hall of Fame
From: Jamie S. Russell on 08/13/2006
I attended the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend for the Induction Ceremony and found the music display of the acts that played the Super Bowl and found Paul Stanley\'s guitar and a picture in the display of Kiss. I had no idea that I would see my favorite band (the display) of all time with my favorite QB of all time, Troy Aikman of the Dallas Cowboys all in one day.This pix follow below.
Subject: Legos
From: Courtnay on 08/13/2006
These pictures are from a kid nammed Kevin who\'s 11 years old, he\'s a HUGE kiss fan, and he put these together all on his own creativity, he\'s my friend\'s little brother and it\'d be pretty sweet to see these up on the site, Thanks keep rocking
Video Clip
Subject: Video Clip
From: Erika \"Gena Simmons\" Thomas on 08/13/2006 - Here is a true KISS kid, my niece Bella truly loves you guys and showed interest at the young age of 11 months. It started with my magnets on the fridge and went from there. I found KISS meets the Phantom of the park and she loves it. She has dolls, duckies, shirts, She knows many songs and here she is singing Rock n Roll All Night at 2 1/2 years. I really think any member of KISS ,Now and original, will love and appreciate the genuine love and energy this kid has for KISS! Thanks for listening and I really hope you watch this video, fallow the link.
Cute Daughter
Subject: Cute Daughter
From: Tabetha Wilson on 08/13/2006
Just thought ya\'ll would like to see my daughter...She looks like she could be related to Gene!! LOL
Hall Letter
Subject: Hall Letter
From: Bill Catron on 08/13/2006
Just wanted to let you all know I am trying to do my part as well to add myself with the many others to try and help you get the honor and respect that all KISS members and fans deserve that is LONG OVERDUE. Whoever receives this email please make sure the guys see it if possible, I am one of probably millions that would at least like to know that KISS has and always will be my greatest influence and heroes of rock \'n\' roll and I am passing that legacy on to my kids. GOD Bless You All and the many people working with KISS everyday. Please see the below email I sent to the rock hall of fame - I hope it hits a mark somewhere. -Bill Catron You need to induct KISS into your hall of fame and issue them an opology for the hall\'s ignorance. This is LONG OVERDUE and they definately deserve it with all the other bands that have already squeezed their way in with no where near the impact that KISS has had on the world. They have made rock history time and time again and sold more records than the Beatles.... yeah I know you have heard this all before, so what is the problem? Obviously you are not hearing it all before or you would have done something about it. Please get this email to the right people. This is not to tear down any others bands for say, but to acknowledge the fact that they meet all the requirements of the hall and should not be descriminated against. They are still a living rock legend, are you going to wait until after they are dead and buried to recognize them, or acknowledge them now in the living as the ROCK GOD\'s they are and give them what is due. I hope this letter is read by someone who cares about rock \'n\' roll and it\'s history and origins and would know that KISS has been they from the early start influencing musicians as they were influenced, instilling the desire to go above and beyond to express rock \'n\' roll and evolve with creating and changing the world and giving birth and influence to new Rock God\'s and heroes. Please if you can do anything with this letter besides delete it, please help. Otherwise I appologize for wasting you time but know that my time was not wasted. KISS Fan till my end, Bill Catron
Subject: Rally
From: KIM ROLFE on 08/13/2006
I just want to take a few seconds here and Thank everyone who attended the Rally in Cleveland this past weekend. This event was one that has been in my heart for the past 10 months and the fans of The Hottest Band In The World, made it a day that will go down in KISStory! I know I have a ton of people to thank, but I am going to take a couple of days for some down time with my family. Please come back to this coming weekend for pictures, stories and Thank You\'s. KISS ARMY.....I LOVE YOU ALL
Canadian Flag at Rock Hall March.
Subject: Canadian Flag at Rock Hall March.
From: Daniel Robison on 08/13/2006
From the rally.
Gene Article
Subject: Gene Article
From: Mike Naimoli on 08/13/2006
A MUSICIAN\'S TALES OF KISS & MAKEUP August 7, 2006 -- SO Gene Simmons of KISS, with more gold records than any other Ameri can band ever, is burbling about his 16,500-square-foot house and recent $8 million check he showed his mother. So I\'m asking him, so, then, why\'s he doing a schlockola B-TV reality show for A&E? Said Gene: \"It\'s not about money. Bill Gates still gets up and goes to work. It\'s always, \'Now what are we going to do?\' I have books like \'Kiss and Tell\' and \'Sex, Money Kiss\' out with Phoenix. I have a pile of businesses. All tie-ins. I have to water those plants and remind the younger generation to spend on me. I use the show to shill. \"I\'m a partner in this show\'s production but, basically, I\'m too rich to care. Watch it if you like, and if you don\'t, don\'t.\" For whatever reason, we got onto his mom Florence, 81, who lives here, whom he just visited and about whom he says, \"Her English sounds like Zsa Zsa\'s.\" So a few minutes later Florence is telling me: \"I left Hungary for Israel, and when Gene, whose name then was Chaim, which means \'life,\' was 9 we came here. To Williamsburg. I went to work, $39 a week, as a piece-goods worker in a factory and enrolled him in Yeshiva. He spoke Hungarian and Hebrew, but the boys beat him up because he didn\'t speak English. I told him, \'Go to the bakery. There they speak Hungarian.\' He said, \'Because they speak Hungarian, I don\'t go there. I want to speak English.\' \" Will she be watching her only kid\'s show tonight? \"I see all his shows. I not only watch, I tape it. You know, I was there for his first show 30 years ago. I schlepped myself to this Queens Boulevard coffeehouse. Not many people there. And I nearly didn\'t recognize him in the makeup. I thought he was someone else. \"Always he wanted to be a musician, but I said, first you finish college. This is a country, I told him, that if you work hard you can make it. Friends called him a sissy because they smoked but not him. He wouldn\'t drink. Didn\'t do drugs. He was very hardworking. He would pray then go to school then do a paper route in Jackson Heights. Out of a schmatta, I made a bag to hold those newspapers. And the first money he got he bought me a corsage. My boy became a mensch all by himself. Never asked help from nobody. \"He wanted a guitar for $70. I had to save for that money. But I gave my word to buy it and kept my word. And he kept his. He finished college. Now he says, \'I thank my mom for everything.\' He said to me, \'When I was young and I wanted a cone of ice cream you gave it to me. Now I give you everything.\' \"I don\'t anymore have to worry about the rent like I once did. Today I even have a housekeeper I take along when I go to the senior center. Chaim would tell me, \'Mama, if I knock on one door and they don\'t open, I\'ll knock on another door.\' \" So, tonight, as the door to \"Gene Simmons Family Jewels\" opens, what the former Chaim Witz tells me is: \"American TV must be broadcast around the world. Arab countries need to see that here women have two eyebrows not just one. It\'s jeans, rock \'n\' roll and hamburgers that won the war on communism. Nobody\'s saying, \'Let\'s go grab some hummus.\' They\'re saying, \'Let\'s grab a burger.\' Our culture must be heard around the world.\"
Gene\'s show
Subject: Gene\'s show
From: Phillip Box on 08/13/2006
I seen the show last night and liked it a lot. Different sides then we have all seen on Gene. For years I have read that he does not drive and he does drive. Shannon and him seem happy.
2007 Tour
Subject: 2007 Tour
From: Mark on 08/13/2006
I have read that you will be touring in 2007. will you be coming to the uk on any dates. I saw you in 1984 and 1986 i think it was the lick it up tour and the animalize tour as a 21 year old . now as a 43 year old my teenage son wants to see you live. keep up the good work.
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