A new feature animated film titled Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery was released Friday on DVD and Blu-ray. Some KISS fans may feel that pairing the famous rockers with the cartoon canine seems a bit odd, but band members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons beg to differ.
“KISS is iconic. Scooby-Doo is iconic. KISS is iconic in the same way that Batman or Superman are, so to take two worlds and combine ’em together allows both to be true to themselves,” Stanley tells ABC Radio.
The singer/guitarist adds, “I mean, we’re a rock band, but we’re way more than a rock band. Rock bands are so pigeonholed and so afraid to walk outside of their comfort zone. KISS isn’t like that, so for us this was something that seemed very natural.”
Last year, Paul Stanley had an amazing time with fans during his private Q&A event aboard KISS Kruise IV. This year, Paul has decided to up the ante for KISS Kruise V, and boy, has he ever!
Get up close and personal with Paul in this exclusive Paul Stanley Collectors' Club performance. This intimate event is limited to buyers of Paul Stanley's KISS Kruise V guitars and microphones and the buyer's ONE guest. (Parents with minor children are welcome to bring their children too.)
Note from Gene:
We were invited to Minneapolis to attend the Starkey Foundation Gala.
Starkey's Bill and Tani Austin's team go around the world and give hearing impaired children free hearing aids, allowing many of them to hear for the first time.
The Gala honored President Bush and had his friend President Clinton speak at the event.
Lots of celebs and performers attended, as well as a funny and feisty Katy Perry.
I'm happy to report we raised quite a bit of money to help make children's lives better!
Got out MY ORIGINAL KISS ALIVE JUMPSUIT today!!! REAL rock history What do YOU think?!? - Paul Stanley
By Mardi Suhs / CadillacNews.com
CADILLAC — A valuable piece of KISS memorabilia from the band's 1975 visit to Cadillac will be on display during the KISS Cadillac Homecoming 40th Anniversary Celebration in October.
The Key to the City of Cadillac, presented to the band during a civic breakfast 40 years ago, is being loaned to organizer Jim Neff by a KISS fan and memorabilia collector.
Cadillac civic and business leaders used to meet once a month for breakfast at Bill Oliver's Caberfae Lodge. In 1975, they were scheduled to meet on Friday, Oct. 10, during the KISS visit.
"The KISS concert was Thursday night and the regularly scheduled breakfast just happened to be that next morning," Neff explained. "It just all fell together. It was easy to adapt the breakfast to include KISS."
School administrators, city officials and football coaches Neff and Dave Brines arrived early that morning and had KISS make-up applied by members of the band and volunteers.