An Interview with Elise Krentzel

Under My Skin: Drama, Trauma & Rock ‘n’ Roll chronicles her troubled upbringing, her travels around Europe, her beginnings in the male-dominated field of rock music journalism, and traveling as a 19-year-old journalist on KISS’ Japanese tour in 1977, which led to her securing a job at Shinko Music in Japan.

KISS Studio Albums Ranked Part Three: The 90s & 2000s

At the dawn of a new decade, KISS, like many bands, once again found themselves at a crossroads. The 80s had proved tumultuous on many levels, with the band surviving sonic challenges, lineup changes, and commercial adversity from all angles.

Treasured Island: Two Lives Defined Via Music

Like many of us, music is in our DNA, and we can’t imagine life without it. The records below are the few that we’d take with us come hell or high water, and for one reason or another, have defined our travels through life to this point.

The Return of Sam Loomis: Unseen & Restored 8mm KISS Footage Emerges!

That is not all that has been seen today with the rebirth of the Sam Loomis YouTube account. This is just enough to sink your teeth into for the time being. Keep your eyes peeled for my next article as I go through the rest of what has been uploaded!

An Interview with Jean Beauvoir of The Plasmatics

For those in the proverbial “know,” it’s plain to see that Beauvoir has done more than simply contribute to the rock ‘n’ roll zeitgeist, no, in many ways he has helped shape, if not define it through multiple avenues, over the course of many successful years.

Watch KISS Perform in 1974 with Paul Stanley’s Bandit Makeup

The year is 1974, Neil Bogart started a new label called Casablanca Records and the first band he signs is decked out in black leather, studs, platform heels, and kabuki makeup. Sam Loomis has uploaded some video nuggets that perfectly capture the early essence of KISS at the earliest stage of their professional career. 

The KISS Media Dump Continues: Eric Carr’s First Show, An Unseen Revenge Tour Pro-shot & More!

July 11th and 12th were two of the quieter days as of recently for a KISS fan since no uploads were seen on the Sam Loomis YouTube channel. Even on a day with no fresh content, fans were still rejoicing over what has been seen with more speculation on what they are wanting to see. Sure enough, after a small bout of silence, Sam delivered a triple hitter of fantastic footage. 

Gene Simmons Reveals that KISS Has Added Another 100 Shows to its Ongoing End of the Road World Tour

Gene Simmons, when asked if he became emotional when playing shows at various locations for the last time, replied by saying, “Well, I don’t think it’ll be the last time.”

The Race For Ace: Remembering Frehley’s Comet 35 Years On

If nothing else, Frehley’s Comet holds the distinction of almost becoming Megaforce Records’ first gold record…almost. But pull back the curtain, the backstory surrounding the Spaceman’s 1987 return to the world of rock amounts to so much more.

A Pro-Shot from KISS’ Asylum Tour Finally Surfaces!

Just when fans were going nuts over the Passaic ‘75 footage, Sam Loomis wasn’t done dropping magic on July 9th. The next bit of footage they uploaded breaks the cycle a bit in terms of the type of content and the timeline in which they’ve been covering but was surely a surprise to many.

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