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13th February 2017


A new Kiss video has seen the light of day and it's one that has been a bit of a Holy Grail for fans. It's from the 1981 album 'Music From The Elder' and it's the music video for the single 'I' which was shot on Halloween 1981.

According to Kiss fan lore, it was deemed a bad idea to release the video at the time due to a poor reaction to the album and a negative reaction to the post-production viewing by the band and record company, Casablanca, but it's seen the light now and here it is, premiered on a special edition of the Kiss My Boots podcast.

According to Decibel Geek, the first inkling of the 'I' video's existence came when an online auction popped up last year, held by Curt Gooch, an author and Kiss super collector. Gooch had come into ownership of the only existing U-Matic tape that contained the 'I' video as well as the previously released 'A World Without Heroes' video.

Gooch promoted the tape auction on some podcasts and Kiss message boards and was asking $25,000.00, for which he earned a fair bit of online mocking. He actually threatened to set fire to the tape if he didn't get his asking price but ended up auctioning the tape to KISSFAQ website/podcast owner and author Julian Gill for a more reasonable sum.

Last week Gill surprisingly put the tape back on the auction block on eBay. In a thread on his KISSFAQ message board Gill, when questioned why he was selling the tape, responded: "I had hoped to leverage it, I failed miserably. Therefore I have no further use for it and hopefully it'll find a home with a collector who will enjoy having it."

Yesterday, Sunday 12th February, the auction had been taken down.

And now the Kiss My Boots podcast has released the 'I' video in full (with watermarks) with no firm details about how it came into their possession.

It's something from Kiss' history that many thought would never be seen.

Kiss hit Europe in May with dates as follows:

Monday 1st May 2017: Olympiski, Moscow
Thursday 4th May 2017: Hartwell Arena, Helsinki
Saturday 6th May 2017: Tele2 Arena, Stockholm
Sunday 7th May 2017: Spektrum, Oslo
Tuesday 9th May 2017: Forum Horsens, Horsens
Wednesday 10th May 2017: Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Friday 12th May 2017: Westfallenhalle, Dortmund
Saturday 13th May 2017: Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart
Monday 15th May 2017: Pala Alpitour, Torino
Tuesday 16th May 2017: Unipol Arena, Bologna
Thursday 18th May 2017: Olympiahalle, Munich
Saturday 20th May 2017: BVV, Brno
Sunday 21st May 2017: Stadthalle, Vienna
Tuesday 23rd May 2017: Festhalle, Frankfurt
Wednesday 24th May 2017: Ahoy, Rotterdam
Saturday 27th May 2017: SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Sunday 28th May 2017: Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
Tuesday 30th May 2017: Manchester Arena, Manchester
Wednesday 31st May 2017: o2 Arena, London

Tickets for UK shows available right here

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monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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