GENE CHECKS IN!
Date: March 27
Today, went through the entire set we intend on playing in the forthcoming SOUTH AMERICAN swing of our KISS Alive 35 World Tour. If you've seen some of the media coming out of S. America, you'll notice we're mostly playing soccer stadiums...and we're told the tix are almost all gone.
Today was a special day -- we all lined up to get Yellow Fever shots. Great. No one was anxious to get stung by a needle, but if that's what it takes for us to get together with 50,000 close friends we'll role up our sleeves.
We've also been recording our first New Studio Album in 11 years!!!. Produced by Paul Stanley. And, having Paul simply decide things, works better. Democracy is highly overrated. Paul is kickin' ass. The material sounds great and Tommy and Eric are in great form.
We have 4 tunes recorded. If you're a fan of our stuff from about 1977, you'll feel right at home. All of us have taken up the songwriting call to arms in the same spirit we once did -- without a care in the world and without outside writers. Nothing to prove to anyone. Just doing what comes naturally. Ignoring fashions, trends and with a personal vow from all of us: no rapping. There are plenty of people out there doing this and they don't need four palefaced guys pretending they're from the hood. Besides, I'm not sure how to correctly pronounce "wassup."
Tommy is finishing his solo tune. Sounds great, I can tell you. And Eric is going to sing on the album.
Most importantly, we are having the time of our lives, and can't wait to see our friends South of the Border.
We hop on our jet April 1st, on the way to gig #1-Santiago.
See you all there...Or maybe later!