THEY'RE baaaaack. The reunited original members of Kiss are back with a new album, an upcoming tour and all sorts of plans for all sorts of ways to make their usual beautiful dollar. Out today is Psycho Circus, the first studio album since 1979 with all four original members: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss.
Kiss will begin what they refer to as a 3-D World Tour starting on Halloween at Dodger Stadium (with opening act Smashing Pumpkins for that date only), and there are the inevitable plans to release Kiss products and a Kiss movie to take us into the next millennium. And today, at Colony Records (Broadway at 49th Street), Kiss guitarist Frehley judges a Kiss look-alike contest to help launch the new album.
Obviously there are dozens of Web sites for Kiss fans. Check out the Kiss Asylum site for new album and tour news, official merchandise and an ambitious, state by state, sophisticated plan for fans to call radio stations to request the band's new single: www.kissasylum.com