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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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Scenes and Such from KISS @ The Whisky A Go Go; A SiriusXM Subscriber Event

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Last night, 200 lucky subscribers to SiriusXM Satellite Radio were treated to an exclusive performance by The Hottest Band In The World, KISS who would perform at the Whisky A Go Go club. Some details and images provided by the folks at SiriusXM are below for your perusal.

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The Press Release:
KISS performed for the first time on the Sunset Strip last night at an exclusive concert for SiriusXM. Ahead of their performance KISS crossed the Sunset Strip in full costume – it was pretty epic.

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 11: KISS performs onstage during KISS Performs Private Concert For SiriusXM At Whisky A Go Go In Los Angeles at Whisky a Go Go on February 11, 2019 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for SiriusXM )

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KISS to Perform Exclusive Private Concert for SiriusXM at Whisky a Go Go

“You Wanted The Best and You Got The Best!; The Hottest Band In The World……KISS!!!!”

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The Press Release:
SiriusXM announced today that legendary rock band KISS will perform an intimate invitation-only show for SiriusXM subscribers and VIPs on Monday, February 11 at LA’s famed Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. The exclusive performance will air on KISS’ exclusive SiriusXM channel, KISS Army Radio.

The special concert for SiriusXM will feature KISS performing songs from the band’s 45-year career. This marks the first time KISS has played a club in over twenty years and will be their first performance at the world famous Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles, the venerable rock club on the Sunset Strip that has played host to rock ‘n’ roll’s most important bands and artists, from The Doors, to Janis Joplin, to Led Zeppelin, as well as today’s emerging new artists.

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KISS’ performance at Whisky a Go Go will launch SiriusXM’s “The Party Continues,” a new live series that will feature music’s top artists performing in an intimate venue for SiriusXM subscribers following music’s biggest night at the Grammy Awards. KISS, in the midst of their END OF THE ROAD WORLD TOUR, kicks off the series at the historic Whisky a Go Go. “The Party Continues” joins a series of concerts established by SiriusXM at special and iconic venues across the country, including at the Apollo Theater in New York City, The Stephen Talkhouse in the Hamptons, the Faena Theater in Miami Beach and more.
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KISS To Release “KISSWORLD – The Best Of KISS” In January 2019

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The Press Release:
On January 25, 2019, UMe releases KISSWORLD – The Best Of KISS on CD and digitally, with the standard black vinyl and limited edition color vinyl being released on March 29. Pre-order via Amazon.com down below.

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KISS, America’s #1 Gold Record Award winning group of all time in every category, has a stunning catalog of rock ‘n’ roll classics. The release of KISSWORLD – The Best Of KISS comes in time to mark the anniversary of the band’s first show ever performing on January 30, 1973 to no more than 10 people in attendance at Popcorns, a small club in New York, as well as celebrating the global superstar band as they launch their 2019 End Of The Road final tour at an eighteen-thousand seat major arena on January 31 in Vancouver. KISSWORLD brings together 20 of their best-loved tracks together on one album. Iconic fan favorites such as “I Was Made For Lovin’ You”, “Rock And Roll All Nite” and “God Gave Rock ‘N’ Roll To You II” alongside top 10 U.S. chart hits “Beth” and “Detroit Rock City” on one huge collection.
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KISS Announces Second Leg Of “End Of The Road” World Tour

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Since the news is still relatively fresh, you probably recall the recent KISS reports that disclosed their “End Of The Road” World Tour plans and event spaces. As a close to lifelong KISS fan our initial alert can be found HERE for those who missed it. Now its time to add to that information with the news about the second leg of the bands last live hurrahs….check it out.

The Press Release:
After selling more than half a million tickets at their initial on sale, KISS announced the second leg of their final tour ever set for 2019, appropriately named END OF THE ROAD. The initial tour announcement was made at Halloween and featured a first set of dates, some of which sold out instantly. The band announced today the second leg of the tour in North America starting this summer, produced by Live Nation, as well as new international markets being announced simultaneously. Tour itinerary detailed below with new dates in red; KISS will be offering VIP experiences and special KISS Army fan presales.

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KISS Meet & Greet Experiences will be available Tuesday, November 27 at 10am local time through kissonline.com. KISS Army fan club presales will begin Wednesday, November 28 at 9am local time. Visit www.kissonline.com for more information. Tickets to the general public will go on sale starting Monday, December 3 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.

Known for their trademark larger-than-life blistering performances, KISS has proven for decades why they are hands down the most iconic live show in rock n roll. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide have said this tour is devoted to the millions of KISS Army fans.
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