GENE SIMMONS TALKS NEW KISS 'SONIC BOOM'
KISS TO FILM MODERN DAY DELILAH VIDEO IN DETROIT
by Gary Graff
Gene Simmons says Kiss fans can expect "new outfits, a brand new stage and millions more (dollars) put into it" when the group begins its Kiss Alive 35 tour to promote "Sonic Boom," its first new album in 11 years, on Sept. 25 in Detroit.
Simmons says a portion of Kiss' opening night show will be broadcast live on network TV, though he won't offer specifics. "I don't want to spell it out," he explains. "The different evening shows have policies, and they're jealous of each other." The group will also be filming a video for "Sonic Boom's" first single, "Modern Day Delilah," in Detroit as well as footage for online exclusives and, according to Simmons, an eventual DVD release. Meanwhile, the A&E channel, which airs the weekly "Gene Simmons Family Jewels," will be broadcasting "Kissteria," a documentary shot earlier this year during the Kiss' tour of Australia and New Zealand, which runs through Dec. 6 in Dallas.