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Album vs. Album: Sizing Up KISS’ Two Most Underrated Albums in Unmasked & Creatures of the Night

In Unmasked, and Creatures of the Night, we find the band spiraling out of control, and yet still managing to craft what I would deem quintessential albums. They were unpopular then, and they’re underrated, but at least in some ways, retroactively appreciated now. These two records are very different, yet forever linked, and both are tremendously important to the band’s development.

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Into The Void: Thirteen of “Space Ace” Frehley’s Most Savage Tracks

There is no denying that “Space Ace” has a special swagger about him…that certain something that simply makes him special. Ace is both unable and uninterested in reading music and is generally averse to playing by anybody else’s rules but his own. Still, Ace has managed to forge a fifty-year career in music and has seen the wildly unheard-of success that street-walking guys from the Bronx don’t often see.

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You Wanted The Best, You Got The Best…Underrated KISS Tracks

KISS has always been a polarizing band that people either loved or hated. Even if you are not the biggest fan, there is one message I want you to take away from this article: Go back to those seldom listen to tracks, by the artist you love, and give them a listen. You might discover a new favorite song and start making your personal “top lists.”

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An Interview with Jaime St. James of Black ‘N Blue

The 80s was a glorious time for Rock music. A time looked back on with reverence and nostalgia. There are some who feel that the era of Hair Metal was the last great era of Classic Rock. A final, yet monstrous gasp from the beast that is Rock and Heavy Metal.

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An Interview with Robert V. Conte

Robert V. Conte is an editor, writer, and pop-culture consultant who, armed with his vast memorabilia collection, utilizes his expertise on a myriad of officially licensed products, including Godzilla, KISS, and Sesame Street.

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An Interview with Bruce Kulick

The 80s and early 90s were a time of guitar god saturation, and perhaps you missed Bruce the first time around. I implore you to take a look back, and you will find that Bruce’s playing not only holds up, but it’s perhaps head and shoulders above many of his contemporaries. Simply put, a player, such a Bruce Kulick, will never go out of style, and his versatility will keep him at the forefront of the instrument for as long as he chooses.

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A Guide to KISS Bootlegs: The Alive II Tour 1977-78

Welcome to the eighth article of the A Guide to KISS Bootlegs series! This article will be focusing on the tour KISS did in support of the album Alive II. During this period of 1977-78, KISS had truly cemented themselves as a part of late 70s Americana.

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A Guide to KISS Bootlegs: The Love Gun Tour 1977

Welcome to the seventh article of the A Guide to KISS Bootlegs series! This article will be focusing on the tour KISS did in support of the album Love Gun. Enough of the chit-chat, let’s dig right in! Or as Paul Stanley would say, “No place for hiding baby, no place to run, you pull the trigger of my LOVE GUN!”

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A Guide to KISS Bootlegs: The Rock and Roll Over Tour & The Origins of Alive II 1976-77

Welcome to the sixth article of the A Guide to KISS Bootlegs series! This article will be focusing on the tour KISS did in support of the album Rock and Roll Over.

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A Guide to KISS Bootlegs: The Destroyer Tour 1976

Welcome to the fifth article of the “A Guide to KISS Bootlegs” series! This article will be focusing on the tour KISS did in support of the album Destroyer.

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