Saturday, August 6, 2022
Sunday, July 24, 2022
On july 21th we had our KISS Meet & Greet Experience In Amsterdam, the Netherlands!!!
We're so happy with our great photo's backstage at their last final show in Europe!
While we were waiting for our photo with the band, the moment Paul Stanley saw us he pointed and wave to us and keep doing it, we had such a cool interaction with him during our time with the band and also Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer & Eric Singer were great to us! We had a incredible experience and a special big thank you for the special person who made this possible for us, you know who you are...
These cool items we got @ the Meet & Greet; a signed photo by the band, laminates & wristbands!
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, Hotter Than Hell & Goin' Blind
Here's our video of Plaster Caster:
And our video of Goin'Blind:
During the Q&A there was 1 interesting qustion: will today be the last KISS show in Europe? With Paul answering; "We don't know when the last show will be, we've to much fun". So will this be their last show in Europe? We think they'll come back next year to celebrate their 50th anniversary...
We had such a blast @ the sound check, they had fun and we had fun.
When the soundcheck ended, we went to a special erea to relax and got something to eat & drink and the whole time we could stay in the venue untill the show...
After our Meet & Greet with the band we got 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! From that moment on the place went nuts and it was party time. The venue was packed and the band enjoyed playing in Amsterdam.
Here's our video from Detroit Rock City:
Paul said that this was the 12th time that they played in the Netherlands and the fans were awesome & crazy here.
Next up was Shout It Out Loud, follwed by, still one of my all time favorites: Deuce,
One thing was for sure, KISS was ready to destroy Amsterdam for one more time tonight.
Here's our video of one of our favorite songs, Warmachine:
KISS played tight and sounded great! There was a great vibe amoung the fans inside the Ziggo Dome.
We loved to hear I Love It Loud, with Gene spitting fire at the end, this time his flaming sword missed the box when he threwed it!
During Calling Dr. Love, Paul & Tommy did a great guitar-duell that went on for minutes, so cool and they didn't do it in any other show we went before!
Of course all the members elements were in the show, Eric did his drumsolo (with towel) on the riser, Tommy shooted off rockets during his guitarsolo and letting some ufo platforms exploding, Gene did his bloody bass solo and of course Paul flew over the crowd to the little stage to perform Love Gun & I Was Made For Lovin' You, and we loved everything!
Beth was the first encore with Eric behind the piano. Next up was Do You Love Me? with the balloons coming down on the crowd from the ceiling (instead of throwing to the crowd from the front of the stage by the crew) and this time there were so many coming down, much more as usual.
Next it was the song we didn't want to hear yet, we still hadn't enough, we still wanted more, much more! 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.
Than it was all over, Gene, Paul, Tommy & Eric waved to the fans, thanked the fans and left the stage. We were sweaty, hot, covered by confetti, feeking mixed emotions... sad, excited... all at once.
This was my 72th KISS show and my lovely wife her 51th show and still we can get enough of it! We don't want to believe this will be the last time that they'll be in Europe...
If this is indeed the last European KISS show 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 & 2022 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 here in Europe, all the excitement we had when we meet the band! Thank you KISS, it is/was unforgetable...
But it isn't over, till it's over, right?
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 (with Tommy's guitar solo) Lick It Up, Calling Dr. Love, Tears Are Falling, Psycho Circus (with Eric's drum solo) 100.000 years (second half) God Of Thunder (with Gene's bass solo) Love Gun (Paul flying to stage) I Was Made For Lovin' You & Black Diamond. Encore: Beth (Eric on piano) Do You Love Me? & Rock And Roll All Nite.
*(c) 2022. 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!
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Today we added this new KISS Destroyer Deluxe Album Figure Funko Set to our collection!
This Pop vinyl album features the fourth KISS album Destroyer, which comes in a full-size front cover and replica silver vinyl in a hard case display.
This limited edition have each KISS Funko figure in a glow in the dark version.
Case measures approximately 58 cm wide and 30 cm tall...
Thursday, July 7, 2022
Today we got the new Greatest KISS Galaxy Colored Vinyl in!
This Limited edition 25th anniversary 2-LP set was the last official vinyl we needed to make our KISS vinyl collection complete.
The grey colored vinyl looks great!
This is the tracklist:
LP 1: Detroit Rock City, Black Diamond, Hard Luck Woman, Sure Know Something, Love Gun, Deuce, Goin’ Blind, Shock Me, Do You Love Me? She, I Was Made For Lovin’ You & Shout it Out Loud (New Video Version)
LP 2: God of Thunder, Calling Dr. Love, Christine Sixteen, Beth, Strutter, Rock And Roll All Nite, Cold Gin, Plaster Caster, Flaming Youth, Two Sides of the Coin, C’mon And Love Me & Rock Bottom.
So happy that we finally add this one to our collection...
Saturday, June 25, 2022
On june 24th we drove by car to see KISS live in Frankfurt (Germany)!
After we checked in our hotel and got something to eat, we went to the venue. It was so hot inside the Festhalle, it feeled like a greenhouse. But we only had to wait for a few minutes untill we heard the famous announcement: You Wanted The Best, You Got The Best, The Hottest Band In the World...KISS!
As soon as the curtain came down we were cheering, jumping, singing with every song they played. We wanted to make sure that we enjoyed every minute of it!
This show would be special to me, because it's my 70th (!) KISS show!
Here's our video of one of the highlights of a KISS show and one of my favorite songs: Gene's bloody bass solo & God Of Thunder:
We loved every minute of this show and It always amaze us that they still dominate the stage after all those years! Nothing beats a KISS show! There's so much energy going around, Paul is still jumping, jiggleling, moving like he's 30! Gene is still the demon in every step of the way, his demon looks, waggle his tongue, drooling, spitting, he's almost human! Tommy running on stage with his guitar solo's and Eric's drumbeat kicks ass!
Here's another video from us of one of the highlights from tonights show: Paul flying & Love Gun.
They ended their show with of course Rock And Roll All Night with a lot of confetti, bombs, pyro and smoke. Gene & Tommy went up high on the risers with Paul smashing his guitar.
Than it was all over, we were sweaty, feeling hot, but so excited, what a show!
This was our third show during their European second leg of the End Of The Road World Tour.
Setlist was the same as the previous 2 shows...
On june 6th we saw our second KISS show in Antwerp (Belgium) and of course we had a awesome night!
This time we took no photo's or video's, we only wanted to enjoy this show as there weren't any camera's existed, lol...
Finally after a 2 year delay we went by car on june 1th to see KISS Live In Dortmund (Germany)
We we're so excited to see our favorite band again we had suposed to see them in 2020! We thought it would never happen again, but hey, here we are and ready to rock and roll tonight!
We arrived at 4 PM at the Westfallenhalle in some rainy weather. Around 5 PM we got a wristband to secure our spot in the inner circle! Around 6:30 PM the doors went open and as soon we went through them, my lovely wife run like hell to the stage, to Gene's side, we were front row! So, now all we could do is waiting till it's time for our favorite band!
A copple of minutes for 9 PM it was time for the Hottest Band In The World...KISS! As soon the curtain was gone, we saw Gene, Paul & Tommy coming down each on the platforms to the stage with a lot of smoke and fire, like they did in 2019 and behind them on the drumriser was Eric coming down too! KISS played tight and sounded great! There was a great vibe at the sold out venue. It was like everybody was happy to finally see the band live again after all the covid postponements in the last 2 years.
So we enjoyed every minute of the show and we sang so loud with each and every song! Of course all the well known KISS songs were played as Detroit Rock City, Deuce or Heaven's On Fire.
Here's our video of: I Love It Loud:
Gene spit fire and did his bloody bass solo, flew up on the platform above the stage to play God Of Thunder. Tommy shooted off rockets, Eric pounded the drums like a Cat and Paul flew over the crowd to the little stage in the middle of the venue to perform Love Gun, oh boy, what did we've miss this!
Every time we'll see KISS we got the chills and are so excited to see a show again, we cann't get enough of it. Especially on front row, it's like you're sucked into the show and nothing beats a KISS show, it's a experience!
Of course they ended the show with Rock & Roll All Night with tons of confetti, pyro, smoke & bombs, Paul smashing his guitar, Gene & Tommy on the risers and Eric high in the sky on his drumriser!
Than it was all over, we were sweaty, hot, covered by confetti and have so enjoyed the show, we couldn't wait to see them in a copple of days in Antwerp...
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 (with Tommy's guitar solo) Lick It Up, Calling Dr. Love, Tears Are Falling, Psycho Circus (with Eric's drum solo) God Of Thunder (with Gene's bass solo) Love Gun (Paul flying to stage) I Was Made For Lovin' You & Black Diamond. Encore: Beth (Eric on piano) Do You Love Me? & Rock And Roll All Nite.
*(c) 2022. 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!Our report will follow soon here...
Friday, June 17, 2022
We got the new KISS Off The Soundboard: Live In Donnington album in on june 10th!
This third release in these soundboard series featuring a live recording from the Monsters of Rock Festival at Donington Park in England on August 17, 1996, with Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley & Peter Criss.
Beacuse I attended this show and it was my first KISS show with the original members, I bought the 3-LP set on red vinyl with original KISS logo this time!
The 2-CD edition we bought is the German release and is total white with also the censored logo pressed to the actual CD's!.
Tracklist: Deuce, King Of The Night Time World, Do You Love Me? Calling Dr. Love, Cold Gin, Let Me Go, Rock 'N' Roll, Shout It Out Loud, Watchin' You, Firehouse, Shock Me, Strutter, God of Thunder, Love Gun, 100,000 Years, Black Diamond, Detroit Rock City & Rock And Roll All Nite.
The sound quality of this live recording is awesome and the best of the KISS Off The Soundboard that has been released so far...
Friday, June 10, 2022
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Last night we saw KISS Live In Antwerpen (Belgium) and it was awesome!
This was our second show during their European leg of the End Of The Road World Tour.
Due our recent move to our new place and lack of time, a complete report about this show will be posted over a while...
Sunday, June 5, 2022
Friday, June 3, 2022
Today we heard the sad news that Ken Kelly passed away!
Ken Kelly was the artist who did the KISS Destroyer (& Resurected) Love Gun album covers aswell Ace Frehley's Space Invader cover. Also he did some art on Gene Simmons basses.
We've met him @ the KISS Kruise V pre-party, where he signed my vinyl copy of Destroyer. When he signed it he asked if it was a new copy of the 40th anniversay series, but I said it was my original one bought in the 70's. He was impressed how it looked, like new...
Thursday, June 2, 2022
Finally after a 2 year delay we saw KISS Live In Dortmund (Germany) last night and we had a blast!
They had a few new items added to the stage, like 2 big black cats next to Eric Singer's drumkit and 4 giant blown up figures of Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, Paul Stanley & Eric Singer! These look awesome next to the stage!
This European leg of the End Of The Road World Tour, will be their last tour in Europe ever...
Due our recent move to our new place and lack of time, a complete report about this show will be posted over a while...
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Thursday, May 12, 2022
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Saturday, April 23, 2022
Today we got the KISS The Starchild & The Catman Destroyer Figures in!
These are just released and are the last 2 figures to make the set complete.
The Spaceman 5" collectible figure has only 22 points of articulation, but comes also with 2 guitars, a microphone stand and removable/interchangeable hands.
It's the second figure in this bst-axn range.
Also the Demon 5" collectible figure has 22 points of articulation, removable/interchangeable hands & a microphone stand, but comes with a Punisher & Axe bassguitar...