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Concert Review: Ace Frehley at The Junkyard in Nashua, NH

Ace Frehley
The Junkyard
Nashua, NH
October 23, 2011

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Reviewed by:  Roger Scales
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Concert Review: KISS at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH

Verizon Wireless Arena
Manchester, NH
July 12, 2011

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Reviewed by:  Roger Scales

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Tune in September 25th for a Live KISS Webcast

September 23, 2010 by  
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KISS will be broadcasting a LIVE webcast of their final stop from the 2010 “Hottest Show on Earth” tour at the KROQ Epicenter Twenty Ten Festival on Saturday, September 25th at 8:30PM PT / 11:30PM ET. 

Be sure to tune in for a special performance where fans from around the world can experience this event first-hand and interact by posting comments and questions using Ustream’s Social Stream or chat. Watch and chat at 

Concert Gallery: KISS at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA

August 17, 2010 by  
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KISS has taken their “Hottest Show On Earth” Tour on the road.  You can view a full listing of tour dates here.  Check out our photo gallery from their show at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA below.

August 7, 2010
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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Bruce Kulick

Most rock fans would point to Bruce Kulick’s twelve year stint (1984-1996) with KISS as his most recognizable work but Kulick was shredding well before and continues to rock long after his time spent with KISS.  His resume includes work with a variety of acts including Meatloaf, Blackjack (with Michael Bolton) and since 2001 he’s been touring with Grand Funk Railroad.  He also had a short run in the rock band Union which featured John Corabi (ex-RATT, Motley Crue, and The Scream) on vocals. 

With his latest solo effort “BK3” being described as his best to date it looks like Kulick’s page in music history is far from finished. “BK3” boasts a veritable who’s who of hard rock’s heaviest hitters including collaborations with Steve Lukather of Toto, Gene Simmons and Eric Singer of KISS, Gene’s son Nick Simmons, the late Doug Fieger of The Knack, Tobias Sammet from Edguy, and old friend John Corabi.  The eleven song offering covers a diverse range of sounds from dark heavy hitters to more melodic ballads and even an instrumental – displaying Kulick’s full spectrum of talent.

I recently caught up with Bruce and we discussed all aspects of “BK3”, his impressive guitar collection, Eric Carr, KISS and the look ahead as Bruce prepares for yet another summer of touring with Grand Funk Railroad.

Interviewed by:  Roger Scales

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The Academy Is… Announced As Opening Act For KISS Summer Tour

May 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Tour Dates & News

Okay, this is pretty exciting for us!  It’s not too often that we get to see our different music worlds collide but Alternative Press has confirmed that one of our favorite bands – The Academy Is..-  will be opening up the show on this summer’s KISS tour.  Yes!  You read that correctly!  Here are the deets from AP:

The Academy Is… have exclusively confirmed to Altpress that they will be playing this summer’s KISS tour. TAI bassist Adam Siska says the band plan to play smaller shows during the tour’s off-days and that the run will not affect the direction or release date of their upcoming follow-up to 2008’s Fast Times At Barrington High.

Siska offered this statement:

“Hello. As some of you may have heard, TAI will be going on a summer tour of the United States supporting Rock & Roll Legends KISS. We feel like this tour will be an exciting time for us as a band, and we look forward to seeing some of you out at these shows.

Bring your Mommy, bring your Daddy, you can even bring Happy Gilmore’s Grandmother, as long as she wears her KISS mask. We recognize that this tour may seem larger than life, so we plan on booking some other shows for the off days on the tour. The tour will not affect the release date or the direction of our new record. We are thrilled with the progress we are making with the songs, and we look forward to spending time together, traveling across this beautiful land once again. We can’t wait to see you!

More details soon… in the meantime, may I suggest checking out the movie “Detroit Rock City” as well as checking out the group “Mini Kiss” on Youtube.”

You can view the full listing of KISS tour dates here.

KISS Announces New NA Tour Dates

May 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Tour Dates & News

KISS has announced another run of  North American tour dates starting on July 23. KISS will perform such classics as “Detroit Rock City” and “Rock and Roll All Nite” as well as hits that they haven’t played in the US in many years.  Full tour dates below.

KISS will host a live internet chat on Facebook via Ustream on June 1 to give fans an opportunity to speak directly with the band about the tour. Users can watch and interact by visiting the official KISS Facebook page at

KISS will host a live internet chat on Facebook via

KISS will host a live internet chat on Facebook via

KISS tour dates
7/23 — Cheyenne, WY — Cheyenne Frontier Days
7/24 — Minot, ND — North Dakota State Fair
7/29 — Pittsburgh, PA — First Niagara Pavilion
7/30 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center
7/31 — Hershey, PA — Hershey Park Stadium
8/06 — Philadelphia, PA — Susquehanna Bank Center
8/07 — Boston, MA — Comcast Center
8/09 — Indianapolis, IN — Indiana State Fairgrounds
8/13 — Buffalo, NY — Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
8/14 — Wantagh, NY — Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/15 — Scranton, PA — Toyota Pavilion
8/19 — Uncasville, CT — Mohegan Arena
8/20 — Holmdel, NJ — PNC Bank Arts Center
8/21 — Washington DC — Jiffy Lube Live
8/27 — Virginia Beach, VA — Virginia Beach Amphitheater
8/28 — Charlotte, NC — Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/29 — Raleigh, NC — Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
9/02 — Milwaukee, WI — Marcus Amphitheatre
9/03 — Chicago, IL — First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
9/04 — St. Paul, MN — Minnesota State Fair
9/10 — Toronto, ON — Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
9/11 — Detroit, MI — DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/12 — Cleveland, OH — Blossom Music Center
9/17 — Houston, TX — Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
9/18 — Dallas, TX — Pizza Hut Park
9/19 — San Antonio, TX — AT&T Center
9/22 — Sandy, UT — Rio Tinto Stadium
9/24 — Phoenix, AZ — Cricket Wireless Pavilion .

* These shows are already on sale.

If you are not a current member of the KISS ARMY Fan Club and would like to participate in the Hottest Show ON Earth presale, JOIN NOW at

Concert Review: Ace Frehley at the Wolf’s Den in Uncasville, CT

Ace Frehley
Wolf’s Den – Uncasville CT 
March 19, 2010

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Reviewed by:  Roger Scales
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TWRY Concert Photos – Best of 2009

December 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Latest Photo Galleries

It’s been an amazing year for and our staff.  We’ve covered some amazing bands and have photographed some epic shows –   From rock legends in huge arenas to some of our favorite artists in dirty little clubs it’s been a fun journey and quite a memorable one. 

It’s always hard to wrap up an entire year’s work in one gallery but we’ve pulled together some of our favorite shots from this year.  Please check them out and let us know what you think!  (And if you like one of the shots you can always check out our past galleries for the full set as well). 

Big thanks to all of our staff photographers (Mary Ouellette, Tasha Schalk, Sergio Bastidas, Stacie Caddick-Dowty, Dave Barnum & Lexi Shapiro)  as well as our great friends who took on assignments along the way (Antonio Marino, Jr., Victoria Morse, Amanda Courtemanche, Alyssa Scheinson, Vicky Zeamer) .  Thanks for sharing our passion and love for music and here’s hoping that 2010 rocks just as hard!

Check out our Best of 2009 Gallery here.  (By the way, apologies for the horrible banner!)

KISS Concert Photos – TD Garden/Boston, MA

October 8, 2009 by  
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October 5, 2009
TD Garden – Boston, MA
Photos by: Mary Ouellette
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