Updated on November 27th 2023
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*** Welcome on Rockhead's KISS Weblog!!! *** Gene Simmons welcomes you to our KISS Weblog!!! *** New album Ace Frehley "10.000 Volts" coming in 2024!!! *** Eric Carr Rockology Picture Disc RSD Black Friday Edition out now!!! *** Our KISS Meet & Greet Experience in Brussels!!! *** Our concert reviews from KISS live Amsterdam, Brussels & Cologne 2023 are posted! *** Our KISS Collection is updated with new photo's! *** Eric Carr Rockoloy RSD Deluxe Vinyl & CD Editions out now!!! *** KISS Off The Soundboard: Live In Poughkeepsie out now!!! *** We got our Ace Frehley's 21st Century Singles Collection 7" Vinyl Box Set in! *** We got our KISS Creatures Of The Night 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Boxset in!!! *** KISS Off The Soundboard: Live In Des Moines out now!!! *** Our KISS Meet & Greet Experience in Amsterdam!!! *** Check out our reports from the shows we attend during their End Of The Road European Tour 2022! *** Greatest KISS Vinyl out now!!! *** KISS Off The Soundboard: Live In Donnington out now!!! *** KISS Off The Soundboard Live In Virginia Beach out now!!! *** KISS The Music From The Elder Clear Vinyl Edition out now!!! *** We got our KISS Destroyer 45th Super Deluxe Editions in!!! *** KISS Off The Soundboard Tokyo 2001 album out now!!! *** Paul Stanley's Soul Station Now And Then album out now!!! *** Frehley's Origins Vol. 2 album out now!!! *** Our KISS Kruise IX Experience!!! *** Our Ace Frehley Meet & Greet Experience in Miami!!! *** Our Peter Criss Meet & Greet Experience in Miami!!! *** Check out our KISS Meet & Greet Experience @ Graspop! *** Our concert reviews from KISS live In Essen, Graspop, Amsterdam & Iffezheim are posted! *** Check out our KISS Kruise VIII Experience now, including the Gene Simmons Vault Event! *** Check out our Vinnie Vincent Meet & Greet Experience now! *** We're lucky to get our Paul Stanley Puma Sneakers! *** Check out our Gene Simmons Vault Experience now, with video's & photo's! *** Read our Gene Simmons Band concert reviews from Esh-Alzette, Tilburg & Oberhausen! *** Check out all our KISS Kruise Experiences, with many photo's & video's! *** Everything about our Meet & Greet Experiences with Peter Criss in Los Angeles & New York aswell our LA & NY KISS Landmark Tours! *** Read our report about our own KISS/Peter Criss LA & NY sightings tour! *** We've meet Bruce Kulick in New York! *** Check out our concert reviews of the KISS shows in Dortmund, Frankfurt & Rotterdam! *** We got a email from Peter Criss! *** Check out our concert review of Ace Frehley live in Agoura Hills! *** Our visit @ Rock & Brews! *** Check out our reports from the KISS shows: @ Rock Im Revier, Hamburg, Berlin, Leipzig, Amsterdam & Graspop, including our Meet & Greet with KISS in Berlin june 3th 2015! *** Read our reports from the Ace Frehley shows in Amsterdam, Zoetermeer & Bochum 2015!!! *** Check out our trip to see KISS live in Las Vegas, including our visit to the KISS Monster Mini Golf and Paul Stanley's Book Signing! *** Read our Meet & Greet Experience with KISS in Prague, Czech Republic on june 14th 2013!!! *** Check out our report of our trips to see KISS live in Berlin, Germany 2013 and live at the Holmenkollen Sommerfestival in Oslo, Norway on june 30th 2012!!! *** Check out all our reports from the shows we attended during the Sonic Boom Over Europe tour 2010 including our KISS Meet & Greet in Arnhem (NL) *** Our Meet & Greet with Ace Frehley & Bruce Kulick! *** My KISS collection is updated with new photo's! ***

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Monday, November 27, 2023

Ace Frehley's New Album 10.000 Volts!

On februari 23th 2024 Ace Frehley's new album 10.000 Volts will be released!
The album contains these 11 tracks:

10,000 Volts.
Walkin' On The Moon.
Cosmic Heart,
Cherry Medicine.
Back Into My Arms Again.
Fightin' For Life.
Constantly Cute.
Life Of A Stranger.
Up In The Sky.

Here's the first single of the new upcoming album 10.000 Volts:

We've pre-ordered our vinyl album and CD today!

We are looking forward to the original Spaceman new album...

Friday, November 24, 2023

Eric Carr Rockology Picture Disc Vinyl!

Yesterday we got the new Eric Carr Rockology Picture Disc Vinyl RSD Black Friday edition in our hands!
The release of this album is a great way to pay tribute and remember KISS drummer Eric Carr who passed away 32 years ago today!

This collector edition comes with a solo album style 12" by 24" poster (just like the KISS solo albums from 1978)
Tracklist: Eyes of Love, Somebody’s Waiting, Heavy Metal Baby, Just Can’t Wait, Mad Dog, You Make Me Crazy, Nightmare, Nightmare (live demo) Too Cool For School, Tiara, Can You Feel It & Nasty Boys.
We always loved the Eric Carr solo albums Rockology & Unfinished Business. This RSD Black Friday release is awesome!

Remember Eric Carr!

It's been 32 years ago today when Eric Carr passed away.
Over the 11 years Eric spent with KISS, he played over 800 concerts and I was lucky enough to see him kick the drums at 3 shows, in 1984 and 2 in 1988.
Eric played the drums like thunder, especially on Creatures Of The Night!
For me he was the best drummer KISS ever had!

Take some time and remember Eric Carr today...

Friday, November 10, 2023

KISS At 50 Book!

Last week we got this new KISS At 50 Book in!
This richly illustrated book from Martin Popoff pays tribute to their 50th anniversary by curating and examining their 50 most significant milestones.
This 192 pages hardcover book comes with many photo's and a gatefold KISS time line. It was a pleasure to read this book...

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Happy Birthday To Tommy Thayer!

A happy birthday to Tommy Thayer, who celebrates his 63th birthday today!

Thursday, October 12, 2023

KISS Confetti & Garlands!

We decided to put all our KISS Confetti & Garlands, from all the shows we attended worldwide, together in this big glass jar...

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

KISS Las Vegas Guitar Pick Set!

Today we got these great KISS Las Vegas Guitar Pick Set in!
With a special Cosmo Guitar Pick.

These pics are from 2014 when KISS did their Las Vegas Recidency and we went to 3 shows!
A big thank you to Keith Leroux, we're glad we could help...

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Gene Simmons Moneybag Cups & Soda's!

We added these cool Gene Simmons Moneybag Soda Cups to our collection today!
These cups changes with different colors when you drink the Moneybag Soda's and are a cool addition to our collection of Gene Simmons Moneybag Soda's.

In 2019 we've added the Gene Simmons Moneybag Soda Bottles to our collection!

We were lucky enough to get 4 different flavors:
Cola, Ginger Ale, Diet Cola & Cream Soda.
The bottles have great labels with awesome graphic designs on them.

Also we managed to get some of the 4 pack carriers...

Friday, August 25, 2023

Happy Birthday To Gene Simmons!

A happy birthday to Gene Simmons!

It was awesome to meet him in Brussels last june!

The one and only demon of KISS celebrates his 74th birthday today!

Sunday, August 6, 2023

Thursday, August 3, 2023

KISS Dressed To Kill NYC Throwback Figures!

Finally we added these KISS Dressed To Kill - New York City - Throwback Figures to our collection today!
These figures were released in 2018, but it took a while before we got our hands on a full set and make our figures toy collection complete.

Each figure includes an authentic cloth outfit.

The figures are 8" in size and limited edition of 300 worldwide.

These figures are not the same Dressed To Kill Series 5 figures or the re-issue ones from the past.

These are based on the 2014 spring summer photo campaign and (the mean reason we wanted them) the KISS Kruise IV - Dressed To Kruise of the same year! These figures always remember us of this epic experience we were part of, with their shows and our photo with the band in their Dressed To Kill suites...

Monday, July 17, 2023

KISS: Thank You Europe!

As the dust begins to settle on the final KISS European tour, we're thinking about at all the good memories we had with our favorite band overhere! Between 1979 and 2023 we saw them 51 times all over Europe, in the UK, Germany, Luxembourgh, Szechie, Norway, Belgium and of course The Netherlands.
It's not easy to choose, but some of my/our memorable European KISS shows was my first show on november 4th 1984 in Zwolle, my first reunion show on august 17th 1996 @ Donnington, our first Meet & Greet Experience & show on may 9th 2008 in Oberhaunsen, our first show as a married couple on june 18th 2010 in Arnhem, Seeing the Spiderstage on june 14th 2013 in Prague or the show with soundcheck on july 21th 2022 in Amsterdam. There are just to many to mention with all the amazing memories we have to the shows we attended and the personal meetings and interactions with band members over all those decades, it has been a rollercoaster ride for us.
Thank you KISS, it was a extravanganza, heartbreaking and unforgettable journey...

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Eric Carr's Birthday!

Today we take a moment to remember Eric Carr who would have turned 73 years.
Over the 11 years Eric spent with KISS, he played over 800 concerts and I was lucky enough to see him kick the drums at 3 shows, in 1984 and 2 in 1988.
Eric played the drums like thunder, especially on Creatures Of The Night!
For me he was the best drummer KISS ever had!

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

KISS Live In Cologne!

On july 2th we saw KISS live in Cologne, it was their last final tour show in Germany ever. We arrived at the Lanxess Arena around 7 pm, we had super seats, first row at Gene’s side.
Around 9 pm the lights went out and on the screens there’s a video showing that the band is walking to the stage. Here’s the video of it:

Moments later we heard the famous announcement: You Wanted The Best, You Got The Best, The Hottest Band In The World: KISS!
As soon as the curtains came down, with Detroit Rock City, we were cheering, jumping, singing along with every song they played this evening.

This show was special to us in many ways, one of them was that this was my lovely wife's 54th and my 75th KISS show!
The venue was packed with 17.000 fans and sold out. Everyone on the balconies was standing and the party was on.

The band was in top form, Paul is still jumping, dancing and moves like he’s a young boy, Gene is still the lord of the wastelands, sticking out his tongue, drooling, spitting fire. Tommy ‘s guitar solos are out of this world and Eric pounds the drums like a warrior.

During Calling Dr. Love Gene noticed us and kept pointing to us. Such a great moment!
The inflatable figures were back at each side of the stage (they weren’t there in Brussels) but the screens at the sides and in front of Eric’s drumkit were not there this time. Some changes in the setlist compared to the Amsterdam & Brussels shows we attended, Do You Love Me was dropped and I Was Made For Lovin' You was moved to the encores. Gene is now spitting fire during I Love It Loud. Also the guitar duel between Paul & Tommy was now on the risers at the ends of the stage.

There were some funny moments in the show, Gene let the crowd knew he can spell Köln (Cologne) with an Umlaut. He also spit water on some fans, pretending it was raining, Paul beated on Gene’s armor, pretending it hurted,lol.
Of course all the well-known show highlights passed by, Tommy shooting off rockets during his guitar solo and letting some ufo pods exploding, Eric’s drum solo, with towel and his drumkit rising up.

Gene spitting fire and his bloody bass solo, followed by his flight to the platform high above the stage during God Of Thunder (always my favorite moment of the show)

Paul flew over the crowd to the little stage at the back of the venue to perform Love Gun and the beginning of Black Diamond. And we loved everything!
With KISS balloons coming down from the ceiling of the venue during I Was Made For Lovin’ You we knew which song was up next.

It would be their last ever played song in Germany: Rock And Roll All Night with lots of confetti, garlands, bombs, pyro and smoke. Gene & Tommy going up on the risers at the ends of the stage, Eric going up on his drum riser and of course, the ultimate frontman, Paul smashing his guitar.

Then it was over, with Gene, Paul, Tommy & Eric bow to the fans and Paul saying: We’ll never forget you they all thanked the fans and then they left the stage…(BTW can you spot us on the photo below?)

We were sweaty, hot, covered by confetti, feeling mixed emotions…sad…excited…al at once!

After 44 years and 37 years of obsessed KISS fandom respectively for myself and Marina and after 75 and 54 live performances under our belts, KISS Kruises and a lot of personal meetings and interactions with band members over those decades it all came to this epic finale in Europe!
It hasn’t really sunk in yet that this show in Cologne is probably our last. If this is indeed the last time we’ve see KISS in Europe or worldwide, we want to thank Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, Eric Carr, Bruce Kulick, Tommy Thayer & Eric Singer for all shows they give between 1976 & 2023 in Europe! All the awesome, fantastic & fun times we had, all the emotions we experienced, all the excitement we had everytime we saw a show.
Thank you KISS, it was a extravanganza, heartbreaking and unforgettable journey!
But the party isn’t over till it’s really over, as Paul said in Brussels during the sound check: there’s more to come for KISS

This was the setlist: Detroit Rock City, Shout It Out Loud, Deuce, Warmachine, Heaven’s On Fire, I Love It Loud (Gene breathes fire) Say Yeah, Cold Gin (Tommy’s guitar solo) Lick It Up, Makin’ Love, Calling Dr. Love, Psycho Circus (Eric’s drum solo) 100.000 Years (outro only) God Of Thunder (Gene’s bloody bass solo) Love Gun (Paul flies over the crowd) & Black diamond. Encores: Beth (Eric plays piano) I Was Made For Lovin’ You (balloons) & Rock And Roll All Night.

*(c) 2023. All personal photo’s/slideshows/filmed footage may only be used by others if is reference/linked to this site or me and ask me first!

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

KISS Minix Collectible Figurines!

We added these cool new KISS Minix Collectible Figurines to our collection today!

The Demon comes with his batwings (placed in bottem of package)
The Starchild comes with his guitar and both figures are about 12 cm high.

Comes in a cool (window) package...

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Our KISS Meet & Greet Experience In Brussels!!!

On june 13th we had our KISS Meet & Greet Experience In Brussels, Belgium!!!

We're so happy with our great photo's backstage at their last final show in Belgium!
When it was our turn to meet the band Paul Stanley pointed to us and said it's great to see you again, and Gene Simmons was so awesome to us, as was Tommy Thayer & Eric Singer! We had such cool interactions with them all, we couldn't have a better experience with our favorite band! We had a such incredible time and a special big thank you for our special friend who made this possible for us...

These cool items we got @ the Meet & Greet; laminates & wristbands!
Backside of the laminate.

Here we are with our friend Keith Leroux.

The Soundcheck:

Earlier this day we had the opertunity to attend the KISS soundcheck in the afternoon!

At front row we watch the band perform: Plaster Caster, Got To Choose, Nothin' To Lose, Hotter Than Hell & Goin' Blind

Here's our video of Plaster Caster:

During the Q@A there was a interesting question: what will happen after the last KISS tour show? With Paul answering: KISS will continue in more than 1 way, a lot more is coming...

Here's our video of Got To Choose:

We had such a blast @ the sound check, they had fun and we had fun.

The Show:

After our Meet & Greet with the band we got to our seats and after a few minutes it was time for our favorite band, we just saw a copple of minutes ago!
You Wanted The Best, You Got The Best: KISS!!!
As soon as the curtain came down, Gene, Paul & Tommy came down to the stage on their platforms surrounded with a lot of pyro, bombs and smoke, with Eric behind his drumkit coming down behind them! .
Here's our video from I Love It Loud:
Paul said that this was the 6th time that they played in the Brussels and the fans were awesome & crazy here.
Here's is our video of the incredible Eric Singer dumsolo:

It was hot in de Palais 12 and it would become much hotter with one of our all time favorites: God Of Thunder.
Here's our video of I Was Made For Lovin' You, their № 1 hit in Europe:

After Black Diamond it was time their first encore with Eric behind the piano.
Here's our video of Beth:

Second encore was Do You Love Me with the KISS balloons falling down on the fans. Next it was the song we didn't want to hear yet, we still hadn't enough. But the end of the show was coming with of course Rock And Roll All Night with a lot of confetti, bombs, pyro and smoke. Gene & Tommy went up on the risers with Eric up on his drumriser and of course Paul smashing his guitar.

And then the show is over. Feeling hot but satisfied! Setlist was the same as in Amsterdam last night.

We had a amazing time!
Words can say not enough how we feel with meeting our favorite band today! We'll never forget this special day!

There'll be 1 more European show for us, on july 2th in Cologne, Germany...

*(c) 2023. All personal photo’s/slideshows/filmed footage may only be used by others if is reference/linked to this site or me and ask me first!