Third ‘Kissology’ Due In Time For Christmas


October 17, 2007

The third release in Kiss’ archival “Kissology” DVD series will arrive in time for Christmas. “Volume Three: 1992-2000” is due Dec. 18 via VH1 Classic and will feature four DVDs comprising nearly 10 hours of footage.

The first disc begins with a complete performance recorded at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit from November 1992. It also features the complete August 1995 “MTV Unplugged” set which found the original Kiss lineup of Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss perform together on stage for the first time in nearly 16 years.

The second disc chronicles the original lineup’s subsequent successful reunion tours of the late ’90s, including the Detroit kickoff of the 1996 outing. Five tracks recorded near the Brooklyn Bridge in New York for the same year’s MTV Video Music Awards round out the DVD.

Disc three boasts a performance from the August 1999 film premiere party for “Detroit Rock City” and a June 2000 concert at New Jersey’s Continental Airlines Arena. The fourth disc eschews the chronological structure to offer a December 1973 set from New York, when Kiss performed the majority of its self-titled debut two months before its release.

Certain versions of “Kissology” will also include a fifth disc, which features the group’s June 1996 performance at L.A. radio station KROQ’s Weenie Roast.

In 2005, Stanley explained that the Kissology series was inspired by classic film by another renowned rock artist. “That Scorsese/Dylan piece [‘No Direction Home: Bob Dylan’] was eye opening, at least to me, in terms of how you can be immersed in a time capsule, and not only see the music and be part of the crowd, but also get a sense of who Dylan was then,” he said. “That set a really high bar, and I think that is more likely our approach at this point.”

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