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“KISSWORLD – The Best Of KISS” by KISS

Artist: KISS
Title: “KISSWORLD – The Best Of KISS”
Label: Universal Music
Release Date: 1/26/2019
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 4/5

Lo and behold my friends, there is yet another “Greatest Hits” compilation for the legendary masked men of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal – The Hottest Band In The World KISS!!!! This one is entitled “KISSWORLD – The Best Of KISS” and it hit the streets in late January and I’ve finally got a copy of this in my hands. As a lifer in terms of KISS releases, I will be most likely purchasing another 50 hits packages if they come out and my main interest in this one was to see what sort of booklet might be included in the packaging. I’ll return to that topic later on but first let’s take a quick glance at the “20” tracks included on the release. From top to bottom there doesn’t seem to be a single track of “filler” and instead are all go to songs in the now massive KISS catalog. I found it interesting that the release began with “Crazy Crazy Nights” because when that song first hit I was aghast but now so many years later have found it to be enjoyable Rock and Roll.

There aren’t any omissions in terms of the necessary staples as “Love Gun”, “Detroit Rock City”, “Shout It Out Loud” and of course the seminal “Rock and Roll All Nite” are included. The latter one being the original studio track as opposed to the one that we often find on such a release that hails from the essential “Alive” album. There are NO live tracks on this compilation. The post-makeup years are well represented with the most notable tracks from the era such as “Tears Are Falling”, “Lick It Up” and “Heaven’s On Fire” in addition to the album opening “Crazy Crazy Nights”. I think I would have liked to see “Who Wants To Be Lonely” here but it is not.
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Rocklahoma Daily Band Lineups & Music Additions Announced

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While we just love the live music scene here at the PiercingMetal High Command, we don’t manage to get to many of the awesome festivals that take place across our own country and abroad. However, since the readership is vast and often reaches way outside of our humble NYC dominion, we make sure to help to raise awareness of what is coming up and that brings me to the news about this years ROCKLAHOMA Festival which as you probably realized will take place in Oklahoma.

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The Press Release:
The daily band lineups have been announced for Rocklahoma, taking place on Friday, May 24, Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside Tulsa.

Now in its 13th year, America’s Biggest Memorial Day Weekend Party will feature performances from today’s top rock artists, including: Ozzy Osbourne, Disturbed, Shinedown, Bush, Seether, In This Moment, Steel Panther, Jackyl, Asking Alexandria, and many more. Additions to the already impressive music lineup for Rocklahoma have also been revealed, and include: Gwar, Pop Evil, Corrosion Of Conformity, Hatebreed, Weathers, The Steel Woods, and Slaughter.
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Ace Frehley @ Sony Hall

Ace is back in the New York Groove (oh come on you knew I would say that) and performing at the brand new Sony Hall. Don’t miss the one and only Spaceman as he lands once more in the city he hails from.

Alice Cooper Extends “Paranormal Evening” Tour Into October

There’s been an update to the in concert activities of the legendary Alice Cooper and you can learn about it below. Check it out.

The Press Release:
Rock icon Alice Cooper, who released his 27th album Paranormal last July via earMUSIC, has extended his previously-announced North American tour, announcing additional 2018 shows throughout October. The trek picks up again this summer, starting on August 3 in Wisconsin and now running through the end of October, including a lengthy section in Canada, from Briitish Columbia across to Ontario.

The Las Vegas (August 10) and Los Angeles (August 12) dates will feature a special guest as support — original Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley. Further information about all Alice Cooper tour dates is here, while all dates are posted below. Cooper is fresh off his critically acclaimed performance as King Herod in the live television production of Jesus Christ Superstar! The special aired on Easter Sunday on NBC and was a ratings bonanza.
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Gene Simmons & Ace Frehley Unveil Australian Co-Headlining Dates

It’s been a general rule of mine that when I am posting about a run of tour dates here on PiercingMetal.com that the shows must have a listing in our music metropolis or at least a couple that can be reached by some form of transportation from here. Now while this is more of the standard, I do break the rule but its my website so I only have myself to scold and when I saw this going by in my Facebook Feed I just had to share it with you all. Check it out, as the legendary Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley are pairing up and doing several co-headlining shows in Australia.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: You’ve probably heard about Gene Simmons doing these “Vault” appearances for a lifelong comprehensive boxed set of his career that actually comes in a vault. If this is new information to you just click HERE to learn about it. To my knowledge Gene’s brought Ace out at some of these appearances and they’ve performed together at each others solo concerts over the last few months so the co-headlining dates make perfect sense to me. Now, my only gripe is that this is NOT happening in the USA and of course NYC where it would be a guaranteed sellout of a show. Come on gentlemen, let’s get something on the books. I’ve seen some of Simmons set lists on Setlist.fm and he is doing some deep cuts. I feel that its a given that the pair will be teaming up during each others set to deliver some KISS classics. I’ll close up now since its late and I’ve had a tiring day but as I wonder who I know in Australia that I can crash with for a few days, I also wonder what you readers think about this run of dates. Are you near enough to attend or far away and looking for a journey? Chime in down below as we love when you do that.

Official Websites:
Gene Simmons: http://www.genesimmons.com
Ace Frehley: http://www.acefrehley.com