KISS Talks to Fans Live on Rockline Radio Show; Explains Farewell Tour, Dispels Rumor; Rock Band Takes Calls From Listeners on Show Produced by AMFM Radio Networks

LAS VEGAS, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary Rock band KISS appeared Wednesday night, March 15 on the syndicated radio show, Rockline, interacting with listeners as they kicked off their Farewell Tour. The 90-minute weekly show featured interviews with KISS members in which they noted that they wanted to say farewell before, ``... they are seen as a bunch of guys with big bellies in jump suits...'' and promised, ``... we're not coming back.'' While Paul Stanley stated, ``... we make sure we give people their money's worth ... .'' The show covered a wide variety of topics about the band. Gene Simmons was quick to kill the rumor that, ``... my tongue was grafted on from a cow or something.'' Quotes in their entirety follow.

KISS recently launched their Farewell Tour on March 11 in Phoenix, Arizona. The band has sold over 75 million albums in their 27-year career. KISS members Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss are also set to release Alive IV on March 28 (Mercury/Island Def Jam).

During the Rockline broadcast, the members of KISS fielded questions from show host, Bob Coburn and listeners from across the country. Their responses included:

Gene Simmons: Dispelling the wildest KISS rumor, ``... another of the craziest rumors was that my tongue was grafted on from a cow or something.''

Peter Criss: Explaining the Farewell Tour, ``... the worst thing would be to see a bunch of guys with big bellies in jump suits and can barely make it from one side to the other side of the stage. We want people to say, 'Wow, I saw those guys when they were absolutely phenomenal.' ''

Gene Simmons: Addressing KISS' fame, ``... we've always been about the truth. Mean what we say and say what we mean -- and I'd like to announce I'm running for President! I don't believe anybody who says they don't love beautiful women, lots of money and the good life.''

Paul Stanley continued, ``... we get paid really well for what we do, but we work real hard and make sure we give people their money's worth.''

Paul Stanley: When questioned if this is really it, stated, ``... this IS the Farewell Tour. It's not like, 'wink', we're coming back next year ... I promise you! We're not coming back.''

Rockline, on the air for over 19 years and over 1000 broadcasts, features today's most popular bands, speaking live with listeners as well as performing live versions of their biggest hits and reviewing song releases. Rockline can be heard twice a week, on Monday night featuring active rock artists and Wednesday nights highlighting mainstream bands. The show is regularly heard at 11:30pm Eastern Time and 8:30pm Pacific Time on Mondays and Wednesdays. The presentation is currently heard on the biggest rock stations in America.

AMFM Radio Networks is a division of AMFM Inc. (NYSE: AFM - news). The network has an established affiliate base of owned AMFM Inc. radio stations in 105 markets. AMFM programming includes American Top 40 with Casey Kasem, The Dave Koz Radio Show (smooth jazz), Rockline, The Bob & Tom Show, Modern Rock Live and more. Tom Hicks is Chairman and CEO of AMFM Inc., Kenneth O'Keefe is Chief Operating Officer of AMFM Radio Group, and David Kantor is President of AMFM Radio Networks, Senior Vice President, AMFM Inc.