Farewell Not Decided Yet

GENE SIMMONS says that the massive book KISSTORY II: Toys, Games & Girls Collectors Bible "blows the first one away," and if you're into all matter of KISS collectibles and/or scantily clad women, you'll agree. A sneak peek at the unbound pages confirms that just about every imaginable item of KISS merchandise is photographically covered in the weighty tome, not to mention 40 or so females in KISS makeup and little else (there's a six foot foldout poster that comes with it, a different pose for every thousand in the print run). Call (800) 905-KISS to order. As for ACE FREHLEY's much-talked-about radio interview that characterized KISS' fall road trip as a farewell tour, Simmons insists that hasn't been decided. Meanwhile, he's devoting his attentions to a variety of film projects that will follow Detroit Rock City, including another collaboration with DRC director ADAM RIFKIN, Real Monsters, and Groupies, both for New Line Cinema. The latter is about two small town girls whose lives are changed by a visiting rock band, and Real Monsters, which Rifkin will write and direct, is a horror-comedy that follows two dock workers who inadvertently release three monsters when they open the wrong crate. Rifkin came up with the idea for the Detroit Rock City poster, a great cartoon illustration by PHIL ROBERTS, It's reminiscent of the Sgt. Pepper's album cover meets Where's Waldo? and includes KISS, the entire cast, and production team. It will be available at Spencer Gifts and other stores.