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#221 Lucas

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 09:45 PM

Underrated Gene

http://loudwire.com/...on-u-s-surgery/

Simmons and his wife Shannon Tweed took a trip to Africa to visit some of the children they sponsor.

According to KSHE, earlier this month one of those children was brought to Los Angeles to undergo leg surgery. Simmons says they are hosting his foster son Zinnah Sambolah while he is in the U.S.

“Zinnah is from Liberia – he comes from a village of 200 people,” Simmons says. “And we do a lot of charity work and Zinnah is staying with us for the whole month while he gets his operations to get his legs in shape. MendingKids.org covers the operations and the flights … look, we can all do more, especially if it doesn’t affect our lifestyles. So if you’re sitting at home and you got a few extra bucks in your pocket, you know what to do. You know how to make God smile. Come on.”

Simmons sponsors more than 1500 kids, and urges others to get involved as well: “I had to do this because children are our future. The next great mind or humanitarian could come from Africa. Because children are our responsibility, I urge you to do something. Pick up the phone and call Child Fund, or another charity organization and find out what you can do.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:49 PM

Gene stills kicks ass

Aug 12th 2017



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Posted 26 August 2017 - 04:54 PM

Alive II soundboard recording

There is something about the unmolested recordings that makes them better than the finished product

Ladies Room at its finest ( 7:00 )


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Posted 26 August 2017 - 05:11 PM

Underrated Gene FFS!!



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Posted 26 August 2017 - 07:32 PM

View PostSteevo, on 26 August 2017 - 05:11 PM, said:

Underrated Gene FFS!!



Fantastic song....

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 01:22 PM

Naked City is one of Gene's best songs.

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 01:27 PM

Saint And Sinner is great as well...

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 11:04 PM

King Biscuit live recording from the Dressed To Kill ( Alive! ) tour

Five songs, some sound like the real versions that made it to Alive!  .. With the exception of an out of tune bass in the second half of Let Me Know this sounds better than Alive!



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:54 AM

There was a guy who sat next to me at my table in the food court at the mall.  He looked like Paul Stanley without the makeup.  I think he liked my pink Guess coat or maybe he wanted to get a better look at my chest.

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 08:10 AM

View PostLucas, on 30 July 2017 - 09:45 PM, said:

Underrated Gene

http://loudwire.com/...on-u-s-surgery/

Simmons and his wife Shannon Tweed took a trip to Africa to visit some of the children they sponsor.

According to KSHE, earlier this month one of those children was brought to Los Angeles to undergo leg surgery. Simmons says they are hosting his foster son Zinnah Sambolah while he is in the U.S.

“Zinnah is from Liberia – he comes from a village of 200 people,” Simmons says. “And we do a lot of charity work and Zinnah is staying with us for the whole month while he gets his operations to get his legs in shape. MendingKids.org covers the operations and the flights … look, we can all do more, especially if it doesn’t affect our lifestyles. So if you’re sitting at home and you got a few extra bucks in your pocket, you know what to do. You know how to make God smile. Come on.”

Simmons sponsors more than 1500 kids, and urges others to get involved as well: “I had to do this because children are our future. The next great mind or humanitarian could come from Africa. Because children are our responsibility, I urge you to do something. Pick up the phone and call Child Fund, or another charity organization and find out what you can do.

Gene really is a good guy, underneath it all.

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 11:11 PM

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View PostLucas, on 30 July 2017 - 09:45 PM, said:

Underrated Gene

http://loudwire.com/...on-u-s-surgery/

Simmons and his wife Shannon Tweed took a trip to Africa to visit some of the children they sponsor.

According to KSHE, earlier this month one of those children was brought to Los Angeles to undergo leg surgery. Simmons says they are hosting his foster son Zinnah Sambolah while he is in the U.S.

“Zinnah is from Liberia – he comes from a village of 200 people,” Simmons says. “And we do a lot of charity work and Zinnah is staying with us for the whole month while he gets his operations to get his legs in shape. MendingKids.org covers the operations and the flights … look, we can all do more, especially if it doesn’t affect our lifestyles. So if you’re sitting at home and you got a few extra bucks in your pocket, you know what to do. You know how to make God smile. Come on.”

Simmons sponsors more than 1500 kids, and urges others to get involved as well: “I had to do this because children are our future. The next great mind or humanitarian could come from Africa. Because children are our responsibility, I urge you to do something. Pick up the phone and call Child Fund, or another charity organization and find out what you can do.

Gene really is a good guy, underneath it all.

GENE RULES!!!!  Great guy!!!  Gene deserves every penny he earns!!!!

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 10:23 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=YBeBvRsUH7s


Definitley the best live version of Tears Are Falling

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 05:20 PM

Today marks the 41st anniversary of my very first concert.

It was KISS and Uriah Heep at the Onondaga County War Memorial is Syracuse, NY.

I can truly say that that show and experience changed my life.

It is a memory I will remember and cherish all my days.

Rock and Roll All Nite, indeed!

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 03:44 AM

View PostThe Cat 3, on 16 December 2017 - 05:20 PM, said:

Today marks the 41st anniversary of my very first concert.

It was KISS and Uriah Heep at the Onondaga County War Memorial is Syracuse, NY.

I can truly say that that show and experience changed my life.

It is a memory I will remember and cherish all my days.

Rock and Roll All Nite, indeed!

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 04:42 PM

This is really good  ... Bruce Kulick talks a bit about Gene at a clinic, but plays Domino - which sounds incredible ... I wish the albums would have sounded this good


Edited by Lucas, 01 January 2018 - 07:51 PM.


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 05:00 PM


45 years ago yesterday...


It wasn’t love at first sight – and indeed, No Regrets. “There were no other options. I have to be patient and wait for the right opportunity to come along.” He wondered if Stanley’s ad was that opportunity, even though he dismissed most of them as “pure bulls---.” But, he thought: “f---, I have flash, and I sure as hell have ability. I doubted the part about the band having an album ‘out soon,’ but it seemed worth investigating at the very least.”


He called the phone number and found himself in a “businesslike” conversation with Stanley, who asked him a number of questions. He described himself as “a little like Peter Criss were in the process of auditioning Bob Kulick, who’d later fall into the band’s orbit. “We had about 50 guys come in,” Stanley recalled in an ‘80s TV feature. “Bob was really, really good. … Some guy walked in with an orange sneaker and a red sneaker.” “I thought a bum had walked in off the street, except he was carrying a guitar,” Simmons added. Frehley noted that much had been made of his mismatched sneakers, but it had just been a case of hurrying out of the house and not realizing what he’d done until he was en route to the audition. “I wasn’t worried, though," he said. "I thought I looked kind of cool.”



"He walked right past us, didn’t say a word or anything,” Simmons continued. “And basically plugged in his guitar and just started playing – and we almost threw him out," Stanley said. "‘Who the hell are you? Shut the f--- up! Sit down and wait your turn!’” Simmons recalled, “I thought, ‘Boy, this guy is spaced, out of his mind.’” Frehley remembered Simmons telling him he was being rude, so he apologized. He also remembered refusing to fill in the job application presented to him, thinking, “If they wanted to know more about me, they could ask.”


When his turn finally came, Frehley said Simmons threatened to “kick my ass if it turned out I was wasting their time.” It quickly proved to be a memorable audition – instead of a discussion about mutual influences and finding songs both parties might know, the band performed an original, “Deuce,” and asked Frehley to play along. He threw “every cool lick” he could think of into the solo, thinking to himself, “If this is the kind of stuff these guys are writing, then they might just be on to something.”


After 20 or 30 minutes, Frehley “felt like I nailed the audition, and I felt like these guys had potential, but I didn’t have expectations for changing the world or anything. It wasn’t that dramatic. … Nevertheless, I wanted in.”


They wanted him too. “When we all plugged in and played together, there was just magic,” Stanley recalled. Simmons agreed. “As soon as he played, it was like, ‘This is it,’” he said. The pair, along with Criss, went to watch Frehley perform a few weeks later, then invited him back to their loft, talked and jammed a little, then offered him the job. By that time, the band wasn't called Wicked Lester anymore. The rest, with all its ups and downs, is Kisstory.

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 05:25 PM

It was 45 years ago this week that Ace Frehley responded to an ad and auditioned for KISS ... Frehley says his mom had to drive him there, because he couldn't take his amp on the subway. Plus, he didn't have any money for a cab


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 01:15 PM

All day yesterday I had this going through my head...

"I read your mind like an open boooooook..."  

Glorious!





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