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.

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!

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. 

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.

Unseen 8mm KISS Footage from KSHE Kite Fly ’74 + Passaic ’75 Drops

Sam Loomis is an individual with many tricks up their sleeve. Sure, some of the footage they’ve been dropping is a bit familiar to some hardcore collectors (Detroit, Houston and Anaheim ‘76) and then there are some pleasant surprises (Detroit and Largo ‘75). Get ready for this, because now we are going further back in KISStory!

An Interview with Peppy Castro of Blues Magoos & Balance

Peppy Castro’s journey to the epicenter of rock music began from humble origins in the Bronx, NY, as a teenager with stars in his eyes, and a biting desire to succeed beyond all presumed expectations.

More Unseen KISS Footage Surfaces with ’76 Tour Rehearsals & Tokyo ’77

KISS fan circles are still buzzing over the astounding video discoveries of Largo and Detroit 1975 that made their way onto YouTube recently. It’s a complex story of lies and vengeance but the gratification from the KISS Army seems to be reigniting the spark for what made people fall in love with the band for the first time almost fifty years ago.

KISS Army Rejoices as Live Footage from 1975 Emerges

On July 3rd, a crown jewel in the KISS video canon emerged on YouTube: Cobo Hall 1975. Ask any KISS diehard fan about this particular show and they will go into great detail about what entails.

An Interview with KISS Manager Doc McGhee

If KISS was going to pull off the improbable, they needed a formidable force at the helm, and while a few were considered for the job, after a fateful conversation with super-manager, Doc McGhee, for lynchpin members, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, the choice was clear, KISS was going to shock the world in ways fans could never imagine.

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