For Halloween, Pumpkins and Kiss or treat

By Edna Gundersen (USA Today)

Every day is Halloween in the Kiss universe, but this year the costumed glam-rock icons will pucker up for what's described as a "3-D concert" at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The Smashing Pumpkins open the Oct. 31 show, which launches a tour promoting the release of Psycho Circus, the first studio album by all four original Kiss members in nearly 20 years. The show, simulcast on radio's Album Network, will be sampled on Kiss Live: The Ultimate Halloween Party, a Fox special Oct. 31 at midnight (live ET, tape-delayed PT).

Never ones to decline clever P.R., Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss will appear as themselves (you were expecting a string quartet?) in a Halloween episode of Fox's Millennium Oct. 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The band's ultimate enticement? A contest to give away the Kissmobile, a $75,000 custom-made black sports car based on the Plymouth Prowler. It has Kiss floormats, embroidered seat inserts and loads of macho options. And it hauls a music-box trailer carrying a stereo, a remote-controlled 10-disc CD changer, a drum machine, Marshall guitar amplifier, 12-channel mixing console and three compartments for guitars.