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Posted: 21 Nov 08, 13:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Having recently completed a 30-plus-date European tour, Kiss will "eventually when we're ready tour America," co-founder Gene Simmons said during a keynote address today (Nov. 20) at the fifth annual Billboard Touring Conference, held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York.

Referring to Kiss as the "juggernaut of all rock'n'roll brands," Simmons said the band is currently working out future tour details. "We've been talking with [manager Doc McGhee] about Europe and then doing a year-long tour maybe this coming summer, but we'll see," Simmons said.

"Kiss and Queen, that would be a smash. That would kill. So far (it's) 50/50."


Source: http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003895376



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Posted: 21 Nov 08, 14:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Deja vu!

This was also 'news' three years ago...!


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Posted: 21 Nov 08, 17:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That will never happen...

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Posted: 21 Nov 08, 18:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No way. Gene Simmons is completely dillusional about the the status of KISS. He will insist that KISS get top billing and they are an opening act for Queen+PR at best. In fact, they are an opening act for Almost Queen. I would love to see MUSE or THE DARKNESS open. Now that would be a kick ass show!!!


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Posted: 21 Nov 08, 19:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

...oh, and did I mention that Gene Simmons is a dick?


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Posted: 21 Nov 08, 19:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen + Paul... Stanley!


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Posted: 21 Nov 08, 19:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sounds like he's just talking about the bands touring simultaneously, he never says they're going to be part of the same show together.


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Posted: 22 Nov 08, 00:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Does Simmons really think it'll fly?



Kiss THEN Queen + Paul Rodgers



 



But I see U2 stepping into the picture.




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Posted: 22 Nov 08, 01:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



goinback wrote:

Sounds like he's just talking about the bands touring simultaneously, he never says they're going to be part of the same show together.

Exactly... sharing gear, like The Who and Page/Black Crowes did in 2000.




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Posted: 22 Nov 08, 08:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd pay to see that! We will Rock and Roll you all nite!


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Posted: 22 Nov 08, 22:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Who is the sensationalist dick who writes all these headline titles?


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Posted: 22 Nov 08, 22:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow, people really can be delusional when living in the Queen bubble.

Firstly, I love both bands -but Queen with a real passion. I mean KISS are the greatest pub band in the world, but Queen are in a league of their own.

There is noooo way on earth that Kiss would open for Queen+pr. No way. And if I were attending, even I would want to see Kiss headline -all because of two very important words that some around here are seemingly trashing at times ...and these people seem to forget the reason any of them came here in the first place.

Two words.

Freddie (and) Mercury.

Yes, we alllll love Brian's guitar, John's bass and Roger's drums, sure - that's a given, but Fred is the reason that Queen is Queen. 

Now if the remaining two of three members want to go out there and keep the ball rolling, go for it. It's theirs to do what they want, even if I do feel it's a bit of an offence, but as for who the bigger band NOW is, it's Kiss without question. 

WITHOUT question.  




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Posted: 23 Nov 08, 03:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

KISS & QPR?  NO

QPR + U2 summer of 2009 in the USA?  Yes

KISS:  no new music, rehashing Alive! w/o Peter Criss & Ace Frehley

QPR:  Going to dominate (I hope) country rock (Call Me), jazz/blues rock (Voodoo)
          Prog rock (Time To Shine) and fusion pop blues rock (Schools Out...Surfs Up), along with
          adult contemporary (Some Things That Glitter) and (We Believe) here in the USA.
          (C-Lebrity) already gets massive airplay, been called a new young band, refreshing by WPXC 102.9 (Pixy 103) of West Yarmouth, MA. USA

U2 with QPR on a double bill will work, I need not debate and discuss this any further, U2 will make headlines for stadium shows and have done so with Pearl Jam, the last night of U2's last tour, a smashing success too.
U2 has a potential 50+ song box set, or a single CD release coming 2009.

However, what would REALLY turn heads and sell fast is QPR in smaller venues in the USA, www.melodytent.com, seats 1500/2500 people and Hard Rock Cafe, highlighting the new music.
Get in touch with reality boys, stop the solos, except for "Bijou" & "Last Horizon", every review of your shows in the USA that I read, all the writers called you a throwback to the 70's with long boring solos.

I don't appreciate those words myself, your solos speak to me, unlike some of the pop and hip hop gibberish on the radio, but a writers words make or break a show right?

Not that QPR should be known to open for U2, it oughta be a 2 1/2 hour show, hour break and then another 2 - 2 1/2 hour show by U2 with a 1/2 hour jam of both bands.  Start at 6 in the evening and be done by midnight, etc. etc.  Stadiums only.


This isn't just bullocks coming out of my fingertips, I sit back like a unarmed armchair warrior, reading the news, the reviews and with no pressure to do so, so after some careful analysis, it oughta work.

As for KISS / QPR, I'm telling ya, KISS is still popular but not nearly as popular as they could be and Gene Simmons has stretched the adverts too far for any real kissing to go on.
No new music, a tour that would be a rehash of not even greatest hits, but a whole CD (double LP) "Alive!" and QPR is looking to distance themselves from being a parody of themselves, unlike Gene Simmons has made KISS out to be.


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Posted: 23 Nov 08, 05:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



mworks wrote:

No way. Gene Simmons is completely dillusional about the the status of KISS. He will insist that KISS get top billing and they are an opening act for Queen+PR at best. In fact, they are an opening act for Almost Queen. I would love to see MUSE or THE DARKNESS open. Now that would be a kick ass show!!!
I'd like  to see The Darkness open for Queen - might be a bit difficult though seeing as they've been split up for a year or more!!  Justin Hawkins' latest band are supporting Extreme in the UK at the moment thought - almost the same?!!!








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Posted: 23 Nov 08, 05:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As much as I would HATE to see Queen share a bill with Kiss, Aerosmith did a couple of years ago in the US, so it is possible. There do seem to be a lot of the big name package tours in hte US - Motley Crue and Aerosmith was another that comes to mind

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Posted: 23 Nov 08, 15:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not that QPR should be known to open for U2, it oughta be a 2 1/2 hour show, hour break and then another 2 - 2 1/2 hour show by U2 with a 1/2 hour jam of both bands.  Start at 6 in the evening and be done by midnight, etc. etc.  Stadiums only.

If you are right about this I AM SO THERE!!!


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Posted: 23 Nov 08, 15:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd like  to see The Darkness open for Queen - might be a bit difficult though seeing as they've been split up for a year or more!!  Justin Hawkins' latest band are supporting Extreme in the UK at the moment thought - almost the same?!!!

Ah, shit! I'm outta the loop 'cause it's tough to stay up to date on UK bands here in the US. Why the F did they break up?! Their last CD was awsome. Is JH opening for the same Extreme with Nuno B and Gary C?


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Posted: 24 Nov 08, 12:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OH NO PLEASE, TELL ME IT'S A JOKE !!!!!

This would be the worst thing Queen (and Paul Rodgers) could ever do !!

My appologies but Kiss is just crap !

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Posted: 24 Nov 08, 13:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

>...but as for who the bigger band NOW is, it's Kiss without question. 
>
>WITHOUT question.  
queenfred, I think YOU'RE the one living in a bubble!  No way Kiss even holds a candle to Queen (even with PR).  They need a gimmick like painting their faces to be popular, but where's the music???

Anyway, it still would be nice for a double tour just for the name recognition, maybe arenas would be filled to capacity this time.  To me it wouldn't matter billing, as long as they got to play a complete set.  I'd come for the Queen set and walk out on whovever was playing next.

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Posted: 24 Nov 08, 18:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yes KTSS r a good live band and worth seeing but even with paul rodgers on vocals with QUEEN,, KISS r not worthy of being in the same arena let alone sharing the same stage.


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