KISS bassist Gene Simmons' Gene Simmons Tongue magazine is presently on course for a May 21st on-sale date with an initial print run of 300,000, according to Sterling McFadden Publishing head honcho Allen Tuller. The current plan calls for the publication to start out with four issues a year but if demand calls for it, “we may go straight into a 6X frequency and then go monthly in the year ahead,” stated Tuller. “The magazine will be $3.99 but you can get the first 4 issues delivered right to your door for only $6.99! That's a 56% discount. Isn't America great! Just go to www.genesimmonstongue.com and sign up! Okay, enough sales pitch, here's what's going on. Gene, [editor] Steve [Appleford], yours truly and the whole GS Tongue team have been working our asses off talking to celebrities, recording artists and gorgeous girls (I love this job!), setting up stories for our first few issues. The Demon himself has interviewed [LIMP BIZKIT frontman] Fred Durst and [Playboy magazine publisher] Hugh Hefner and has been our man on the scene at many tough assignments such as the Adult Video Awards and The Miss Nude USA contest. I've even given Gene a camera so we can get photographic evidence of what I'll call 'Gene's World'. I put up a sample cover design on the web site with some cover stories but keep in mind the Premiere Issue will feature a well known celebrity and that this cover was just made up for display and promotional materials. So please don't bombard me with E-mails saying 'Who is that?' I am open to any story suggestions that you guys might have and I'm crazy enough to ask you to send me any that you might have. The magazine is for you and I want to hear what you want to read about! I appreciate your input but don't get mad at me if I cannot respond to all my E-mails. I promise to look at all the ideas and discuss them with Gene and the GS Tongue Magazine team. I'll keep ya posted. Thanks!”
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