Gene Simmons: ”Kissiltä tulossa koko uran niputtava kuvakirja alkuperäisistä keikkajulisteista”

Yhdysvaltalainen teatraalisen rockin legenda Kiss suunnittelee parhaillaan bändin koko uran niputtavan, keikkajulisteista koostuvan kuvakirjan julkaisua. Yhtyeen basisti-laulaja Gene Simmons on paljastanut asian tuoreessa Scott Brownin livechatissa, jossa hän on kertonut myös, että kirjasta tulee kooltaan niin suuri kuin vain on mahdollista.

Gene kertoi bändin projektista seuraavaa:

”Here’s one of the things I’m really excited about, is to put out a huge — we’re working on the deal now — a huge coffee table book. I mean, as big as we can get it, and it’s posters from 1973 until 2020. And these are original posters — KISS posters from the very beginning.”

”It’s interesting historically. When you go back, some of the bands we took out on their first tours. So you’ll see ’KISS’ with the faces, and you’ll see little ’AC/DC’. See ’KISS’ and little ’RUSH’; these are all bands we took out on their first tour. BON JOVI, MÖTLEY CRÜE, JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, SCORPIONS — you name it — we took ’em on their first tour. Not because it’s about, ’Hey, we know stuff.’ We’re fans too. When you hear something that’s good, you say, ’Hey, that’s kind of cool.’ And if you have the power — somebody gave us a chance to get up there — carry it forward; pass it forward; give somebody else a chance to get up there. We weren’t some of those assholes who would pull down the volume when the opening act [is on]. That’s all nonsense. You wanna use all the lights and all the sound? Go for it. Just be as good as you can be, ’cause that makes the whole night better. And if fans love the whole night…? Who wants a stinky band opening the show? C’mon.”

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