On this day in KISSTORY - August 13, 1999 - DETROIT ROCK CITY opened in US theaters.
13-year-old Jonah Rocks performed "Dr. Love" with the Gene Simmons Band in Grand Forks BC, Canada!
Thanks for sharing, Grant. We will see you two in 2019!
My 4-year old nephew William is a massive fan of KISS (as well as his uncle)! He loves Gene Simmons especially! Hoping to take him to a live show soon.... - Grant Jeffery
On this day in KISSTORY - August 11th, 1999 - KISS was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame. KISS' family members, friends and fans stood by as the KISS star was unveiled at the intersection of LaBrea and Hollywood. The band was also presented with commemorative plaques from Hollywood's honorary mayor Johnny Grant, who proclaimed it KISS Day. Paul Stanley told the several hundred fans on hand, "We wouldn't be here without you. This star is for you people. It has our name on it, but everyone of you is responsible for it."
The exact address of the KISS star is listed as 7080 Hollywood Blvd.
Thanks for sharing, Bill!
My daughter only cares about her favorite band KISS (pictured at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame) - Bill
On this day in KISSTORY - August 10, 1973 -KISS auditioned for their soon to be manager Bill Aucoin at the Crystal Ball Room of the Hotel Diplomat in New York City.
Bill Aucoin: When I first saw KISS at the Hotel Diplomat in 1973 they didn't have much of a show. They had the red beacons, a couple of amps. They were wearing black jeans. No one could afford leather. The show was just a regular rock 'n' roll show except they had spontaneity. They wanted to do something different and they wanted it very badly. That kind of devotion is worth more than anything. It's so special and you start picking up on it. I saw that magic in them.