On this day in KISSTORY - January 11, 1999 - KISS appear on the American Music Awards and presents the award for Favorite Pop Rock Album to Will Smith.
On this day in KISSTORY - January 9, 2002, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons appear on the American Music Awards and present the Favorite Pop Rock Male Artist award to Lenny Kravitz. Kravitz thanks God for the experience and acknowledges KISS for turning him onto rock and roll music.
Gene Simmons will be returning to Australia with his band to treat the Australian KISS Army to a special run of concerts in February 2018.
Gene’s tour dates will kick off in Adelaide on February 1st at the Entertainment Centre Theatre, followed by Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on February 2nd, Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne on February 3rd and winding up in Brisbane at Tivoli Centre on February 6th.
Gene Simmons treated the fans attending his first Vault Experience box set event yesterday in Los Angeles to an eight-hour day full of songs and stories - featuring appearances by Kiss alumni Ace Frehley, Bruce Kulick and Eric Singer.
You can check out video of the foursome performing loose, impromptu renditions of "Parasite" and the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil" (with a quick "Gimme Shelter" intro) above, and check out dozens of great photos from the event below.
Earlier in the evening, Simmons and Frehley (who have teamed up for both a songwriting session and a charity performance in recent months) spent over a half-hour playing songs on acoustic guitar and trading stories - including one about a long night where an exhausted Simmons repeatedly saved a drunk Frehley from drowning or potentially choking on his own vomit, only to have the guitarist greet him the next morning by saying, "I stayed in last night, what did you do?"
Simmons also spent private one-on-one time with each fan who purchased the box set - which features over 150 unreleased songs from throughout his career. He will be staging Vault Experience events all across the globe throughout 2018, with the next stop scheduled for Detroit on Jan. 20. You can get complete information about future events at GeneSimmonsVault.com.
Visit https://tinyurl.com/ybnqqyrl to see more photos from the event.