Video footage of KISS' October 31, 2009 performance at the 11th annual Voodoo Experience music festival in New Orleans can be viewed below.More than 150 acts played on eight stages in three separate areas — named Le Ritual, Le Flambeau and Le Carnival — around the city. Other major acts on the Voodoo Experience bill included JANE'S ADDICTION, WOLFMOTHER, EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, MEAT PUPPETS and DOWN. Fuse will provide on-air and online coverage of the Voodoo Experience and will broadcast a one-hour special on November 6. Paul Stanley says that he feels no shame in KISS being lumped in with other vintage, or classic rock acts — in fact, the band is thrilled with the fact that they're now spanning there different generations with their music and bombastic live shows. Stanley, who's out on the road with KISS in support of their first album in a decade, called "Sonic Boom", told Metal Hammer magazine, "I'm proud to be in the category of classic rock bands — what's better than the word 'classic?' Are you kidding? If you want to call LED ZEPPELIN a classic rock band and then you want to call us a classic rock band, I'm not fighting. If I'm going to be lumped in with anybody, let me be lumped in with my heroes. That doesn't preclude you from being current. It means that you have a solid history and a foundation, which most bands will never achieve because they won't survive that long." Stanley is amazed at how quickly the time has flown since the band started. "It really has gone by in the blink of an eye," he said. "It's staggering to have 35 years behind the band. And all the excitement, and the challenges, the victories, the soap operas — everything. And yet it seems, y'know, like the blink of an eye."
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