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KISS Members Talk About Download Appearance

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KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have comented on the band's co-headlining appearance at this year's Download festival, se to take place at Castle Donington, UK the weekend of June 13-15.

Said Simmons: "For 35 years, we have prided ourselves in our opening: YOU WANTED THE BEST, YOU GOT THE BEST, THE HOTTEST BAND IN THE WORLD. We are throwing down the gauntlet. Let those who are faint of heart, take heed. We will take no prisoners."

Added Stanley: "I've always prided myself in living up to and beyond the legend. I can tell you we are ready to seize the moment and add to that legend. We remain KISS to our souls, and that truth will be deafeningly clear this June."

Download festival billing is shaping up as follows:

KISS (headliner)
LOSTPROPHETS (headliner)
THE OFFSPRING (headliner)
JUDAS PRIEST
MOTÖRHEAD
RISE AGAINST
HIM

Tickets for Download 2008 will go on sale on February 8 at 9:00 a.m. Prices are as follows: a full weekend ticket: £130, standard camping: £20, camper van: £40, family zone camping: £20, lockers: £11, parking £10 in advance or £15 on the day. There will be a variety of ticket packages available to buy, including the RIP packages (a VIP package) from £315.

For Club or VIP Experience packages, please call 020 7009 3484 to discuss your requirements.

Disabled customers can call 0121 767 9729 to discuss accessibility arrangements. Please note, disabled customers will be provided with one free ticket for their helper, where required. Should additional helper tickets be required, please call the disabled access ticket line on 0121 767 9729 or email access@downloadfestival.co.uk

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

all 3 of the headliners do not deserve the spot!!!!!

# Feb 6, 2008 @ 4:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. thehollywoodrose writes:

i agree that prophets and offsprings dont deserve the spot but KISS will be amazing as it been a while since they played in the UK

i cant wait i will probaly buy my ticket as soon as they go on sale

# Feb 6, 2008 @ 4:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Kalis_wrath writes:

f*** Kiss with a dildo bigger than the size of Jupiter! God damn this band makes me want to puke! sh**y music to go with sh**y attitudes. Hope their plane crashes in a poisionuse snake infested river with King Diamond watching with a bottle of Jack and me at his side!

# Feb 6, 2008 @ 11:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. ehm writes:

Priest & Motörhead gonna be headlined by Offspring and Lostprophets?
WTF?

# Feb 7, 2008 @ 7:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. citrus_tea writes:

Download headline slots of late have largely been on the soft side. But the overall 3 day lineup has provided more than enough solid metal.
So long as Napalm Death and Slayer make the bill, I'll be happy.

# Feb 7, 2008 @ 8:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. citrus_tea writes:

ps Kalis wrath is only p***ed 'cause Kiss sued King Diamond for infringement of their trademark makeup. :-)

# Feb 7, 2008 @ 8:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. MAW writes:

Who the f*** is gonna headline over KISS....f***ing nobody.
They are a great live band. I don't give a sh** and a f*** what anyone else says.

# Feb 7, 2008 @ 3:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Diamond Oz writes:

I used to absolutely despise KISS but recently my drummer has kinda got me into them. However even when I hated them, I would not have disagreed with them deserving the headline spot. Priest definitely deserve to headline though!

# Feb 7, 2008 @ 5:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Terminator writes:

priest and motorhead for sure....should get off this crappy fest and tour together with NO support bands.

now playing: venom - mayhem with mercy

# Feb 7, 2008 @ 5:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. darenloster writes:

No matter how much everyone complains - noone can change the fact that KISS is a legend and probably inspired most of their critics' favorite bands!!!!

# Feb 8, 2008 @ 8:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. william clair brown writes:

interesting today the video cops brutality and swift kicking a car is not the same pronuncaition of non help i forgave but however the person side view of some blotter face you re; asked not to say spells out the right gosh darn age finised final double amness. med.th acccept us police check.

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# Feb 15, 2008 @ 3:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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