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Old 1 October 2017, 19:42
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Went to see them in Shreveport La, sometime around 1979, and paid $20 when everyone else, Rush, Nugent, Boston, Nazareth, etc., were $7.50 to $8.50 at that time.

The intermission was literally longer than the show, and they didn't play an encore.

Haven't given them a second thought since...
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Old 1 October 2017, 19:42
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I’ve heard a couple different times that KISS was very pro America/military. Glad to see them still doing what’s right.
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Old 1 October 2017, 19:57
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Not only is Gene a solid supporter of the military. He's a very savy businessman. He knows how to market his brand and was one of the first and best at it.
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Old 1 October 2017, 20:37
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Nah, the personal visit/delivery is an additional $50K.

If it were only $2K, he'd be in the air every fucking day...

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I mis-heard...I saw him talking about it on Fox. Still awesome as Hell
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Old 1 October 2017, 20:40
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Great musicians, nope. But Top is right, they were showmen and knew how to market. I remember watching that stupid movie they put out, fucking horrible.
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Old 1 October 2017, 20:55
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I mis-heard...I saw him talking about it on Fox. Still awesome as Hell
Fuckin' A. KISS Army forever...
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Old 2 October 2017, 09:01
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Holy fuck. They've got to be 70 years old.
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Old 2 October 2017, 09:07
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Before I joined the Navy, I enlisted in the KISS Army at the age of 13. Hell yeah! I watched that Gene Simmons show a few times, he is very conservative, and one time, he and his daughter went to San Diego and spoke with all the sailors there and did some kind of benefit for them.
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Old 2 October 2017, 09:20
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I first saw them in 1990 without makeup and Bruce Kulick on guitar. At the time, they had the best sound of any show Iíd been to. Iíve seen them four times, but never with Ace. The last time was a few years ago with Def Leppard, who blew them off the stage. I have a friend that is a huge fan, has been on a couple of KISS cruises and goes on another one next month.
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Old 2 October 2017, 10:32
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They are very pro military and love America.

They had a 'military roadie' contest where vets were able to help them out as roadies for their tour last year, they are very engaged with transition assistance programs on the PR side, and they coughed up a 100k check last year when they could not attend an annual awards dinner last year.

Not real familiar with their music, but a very big fan of their patriotism.
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Gene Simmons was born in Haifa, Israel to Hungarian Jews. His mother was a Holocaust Survivor. Bet ya didn't know all of that useless info :)
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Old 2 October 2017, 12:31
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Gene Simmons was born in Haifa, Israel to Hungarian Jews. His mother was a Holocaust Survivor. Bet ya didn't know all of that useless info :)
I saw him on Fox talking about this, and how he grew up. Made me like the guy that much more...
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Old 2 October 2017, 14:53
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Went to see them in Shreveport La, sometime around 1979, and paid $20 when everyone else, Rush, Nugent, Boston, Nazareth, etc., were $7.50 to $8.50 at that time.

The intermission was literally longer than the show, and they didn't play an encore.

Haven't given them a second thought since...
Contrast that concert experience with a show I saw at a little club in Monterey back in 1989.

Taj Mahal, a bluesman who's played with some of the greatest musicians and bands out there, performing by himself on stage playing nothing but a B3 Hammond organ.

Right up there with one of the best shows I've ever seen, Started playing at about 9 PM and by the time I left he had been playing for about 5 hours straight, no lie. He might take about a half minute or so between tunes, but he'd jump right into another number practically right after he'd finished playing one.

All that for $8, which was the same amount I paid to see Jon Mayall at the same club just a few months before.
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Old 2 October 2017, 16:56
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Gene just took the American dream and ran with it.. KISS was Entertainment in the 70's, no one was bigger. Larger than life. Music wasnt real bad, and Peter and Ace were awesome. Not real great talent per sey, just the 3 concerts I saw were awesome.
But, they have always been patriotic. No doubt.
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Old 2 October 2017, 21:26
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Huge. HUGE KISS Fan.

When they opened their new restaurant in The Colony last year.
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Old 5 October 2017, 07:35
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From the moment the needle touched down on "Destroyer" when I was 10 years old, like every other boy, I was a Kiss Fan.

My wife actually was doing hair for Bon Jovi back in the 80's when they did some dates with Kiss. She said they were all cool except for Paul Stanley who she says was a prissy bitch....lol....
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Old 5 October 2017, 09:21
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The last time was a few years ago with Def Leppard, who blew them off the stage. .
Nashville, summer of 2014?

My wife and I were at that show... we had a great time...

(I agree, Def Leppard tore it up that night.. KISS was good.. but it wasnt even a close race between them and DL)..
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Old 5 October 2017, 09:26
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From the moment the needle touched down on "Destroyer" when I was 10 years old, like every other boy, I was a Kiss Fan.
I have this CD in my car right now.
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Old 5 October 2017, 10:06
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Nashville, summer of 2014?

My wife and I were at that show... we had a great time...

(I agree, Def Leppard tore it up that night.. KISS was good.. but it wasnt even a close race between them and DL)..
Looks like we were at the same show. It's funny that a few years before that, I saw Poison open up for DL and thought they outperformed them. I guess bands better be picky about who they let open for them.

I saw interviews several years ago where Gene talked about his Jewish heritage and being raised by a single mother. He is the ultimate success story for living the American dream.
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