Sunday, December 16, 2007

KISS Unleashes KISSOLOGY Vol. 3

You wanted the best, you got the best…

According to, KISS will drop KISSOLOGY: The Ultimate KISS Collection Vol. 3 on December 18, 2007, which means that it’s definitely a stocking-stuffer item on the last-minute shopper’s list. And if your significant other or parents don’t get this requisite item for you, you can stick them in the “War Machine” and let them “Shout it Out Loud” until it’s “Hotter than Hell.”

KISS has amassed roughly 10 hours of footage that spans from 1992 to 2000 and bundled it onto four DVDs, as opposed to the three discs (plus a bonus disc) that came with KISSOLOGY Volumes 1 and 2. Where KISSOLOGY Vol. 1 set the bar and established KISS as the hardest working band in music and Vol. 2 saw the deconstruction of the original lineup, Vol. 3 proves that glam rock can, and did, survive Nirvana – despite multiple lineup changes to 50% of the band.

In addition to the five complete concerts (Detroit, 1992; Detroit, 1996; Los Angeles, 1998; New Jersey, 2000; and Queens, 1973), you’ll also be witness to portions of more than 100 other live shows. KISS has also provided commentary from members Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Bruce Kulick, and Tommy Thayer, and a 20-page booklet. You’re also going to get never-before-seen footage from the MTV Unplugged session (which is when the reunion began, back in 1995) and from the MTV VMAs, at which KISS performed from beneath the Brooklyn Bridge.

KISSOLOGY: The Ultimate KISS Collection Vol. 3 will burn you like the midday sun.

Check out the sneak peek of KISS performing an updated version of “Black Diamond” from their 1998 Halloween show on the Psycho Circus Tour: