KISS: 'Kissology Volume 3' Due In December

KISS' official web site, KissOnline.com, has been updated with the following report by Ken Gullic, Sr. Vice President of Fontana Distribution:

"Yesterday, thanks to Alex and Roger Coletti ('Kissology' producers), I was able to drop by the Doc McGhee [KISS manager] offices and get a sneak peek at 'Kissology Volume 3' footage and do a special award presentation (on behalf of Fontana distribution) for 'Kissology 2'.

"Gene [Simmons] and Paul [Stanley] were slated to arrive at any given moment, but Alex and Roger had already cued up footage of 'Volume 3' for the commentary session they were about to do with the band. Bruce Kulick, a longtime friend (whom I had recorded with on the Boot Camp 'As You Were' release [available on iTunes!]) was already on hand, and it immediately turned into quite the experience as I was able to sneak a peak at one of the Easter eggs for 'Volume 3'! Yes, it's true, folks — the often-rumored (but never-before-seen) 'Carnival of Souls' studio footage exists, and the five- or six-minute montage that Alex and Roger had put together was stunning. Bruce was seeing this footage for the first time, and you could see (hear) all of the memories come back to him. It was quite the thrill to see footage of Bruce firing up a completely different (but altogether smokin'!) solo for 'Hate', and to watch Paul record his 12-string parts for 'I Will Be There'; but one of the most amazing moments was to watch Gene coach the children's choir for 'Childhood's End' in the studio as Paul remains in the control booth and decides to pull the rug out from everyone with an elaborate prank designed to scare the kids (by growling into the control booth mic 'DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING!') There’s also a segment of the band shooting photos for what turned out to be the album cover... not to forget the awe-inspiring sounds and sights of Gene and Paul standing at a studio mic together doing elaborate BEATLES-esque harmonies that later never made the album. And that's just six minutes of 'Volume 3', folks!

"Expect an even larger package of content than either of the previous volumes, spanning 1992 through 2001, to be precise. It's too early to give any other details away, but I'm confident one and all will be immensely satisfied. All involved are targeting a late December KISSmass 2007 release!"

Click here see a photo taken just prior to the commentary session for "Volume 3". Holding their own trophies commemorating the #1 debut of "Kissology - The Ultimate Kiss Collection Vol. 2 1978 - 1991" are Roger Coletti, Alex Coletti, Bruce Kulick, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer, Gene Simmons and Ken Gullic.

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