KISS Plays Intimate Show In London; Video Report Available

Rock legends KISS played an intimate showlast night (Wednesday, July 4) during at London, England’s Forum. The concert served as a benefit for the British “Help For Heroes” organization, which raises money for its wounded, sick and injured troops. The band owes its own debt of gratitude to the English, admitting that its new album, “Monster”, is influenced by the country’s great, legendary rock groups who influenced and inspired them to pick up their instruments in the first place.

“We’re all Anglophiles in this band,” says KISS bassist/vocalist Simmons. “America may have invented rock and roll, but England knew what to do with it. They gave us THE BEATLES, THE ROLLING STONES, LED ZEPPELIN and THE WHO.”

The band’s setlist was as follows:

01. Detroit Rock City
02. Hell Or Hallelujah
03. Deuce
04. Shout It Out Loud
05. Makin’ Love
06. I Love It Loud
07. Shock Me
08. Calling Dr. Love
09. 100,000 Years
10. Love Gun
11. Black Diamond

Encore:

12. Crazy Crazy Nights
13. Lick It Up
14. Rock And Roll All Nite

A two-and-a-half-minute video report on last night’s concert from the Associated Press can be seen below.

KISS‘ 20th studio album, “Monster”, is scheduled for release in October through Universal Music Enterprises. KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley calls the track, “a battle cry that encapsulates the entire record…one way or another, we’re going to do it our way.”

Described in a press release as a “12-track, straight-ahead rock ‘n’ roll album,” “Monster” features collaborations among all four members — including co-founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons and longtime members guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer — in an album that shows the band at the top of its game. And that’s saying something, considering their illustrious, 40-plus year history — 28 U.S. gold albums, the most gold records for any American rock band, 40 million sales in the U.S., and a total exceeding 100 million worldwide.

 

 

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