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KISS Completes New Album

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Rock legends KISS has confirmed that they have finished work on their brand new studio album. A message from vocalist/guitarist Paul Stanley reads as follows:

"If you been reading KISSOnline, it's no surprise to you now. We ARE done recording our new album.

"What might well be a surprise is that at the least, the album is right up there with our best. As much as we may have tried at some other times to achieve this, the chemistry, line-up or lack of total commitment from everyone might have been cause for it being impossible. Not now. Not this time.

"I know that when you hear it you will agree.

"Before we began the album, I said I was only interested in doing it if I produced and we followed set ground rules; Total commitment by everyone, pure guitar driven KISS, no outside writers, no outside players and my opinion and say would always be final.

"All said yes and I know we'd all say we've never had more fun together.

"All four of us made this our priority. Everyone was involved everyday. From the first day of writing to the last day of recording everyone was there giving 100% to making this the album we knew we had in us. I've never seen Gene more selfless (yes... Gene!), focused or harder working. His bass playing, songs and overall contribution help to make this the album you've wanted for so long. Without his spirit, this wouldn't have been possible.

"As far as Tommy's guitar playing, he took this chance at bat to consistently hit it out of the park. His playing is fiery and rooted firmly in our history, while making his own mark. Tommy's singing, writing contributions and total involvement made clear what's been missing for so long.

"In the twenty years I've known Eric, I've never seen him this relaxed or creative. His playing is the foundation of our next step forward. Relentless and full of spit and swagger. Many lead singers don't have Eric's chops or range. He's singing great on his track and all over the album.

"Wait till you hear what we've got for you.

"Do I sound proud of everyone and what we've done together? I am, and I should be.

"Eleven songs. Eleven winners.

"This IS KISS. Classic KISS.

"It's been a long time coming."

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1. xman writes:

kiss rocks

# Jul 8, 2009 @ 8:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. the messenger writes:

ok, one last time ;-)

# Jul 8, 2009 @ 8:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Jorgo writes:

So they finally traded in counting money for making music again, that's cool.

# Jul 8, 2009 @ 10:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Persecution Mike writes:

Oh no !

# Jul 8, 2009 @ 11:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. supastan writes:

ever heard of "building hype" didnt metallica say this about st. anger?....80's Kiss rules

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6. spiral_architect writes:

i agree with you supa! 80's KISS rules. albums like lick it up and animalize are metal classics!

# Jul 8, 2009 @ 12:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. TheMidnightCowboy writes:

I agree with the above posts, when Paul pretty much took full control of KISS in the early 80' s after The Elder(ugh), he kept the songs faster and thrashier for a good while. When Gene realized he wasn't worth sh** as a movie star and started writing songs again in the late 80's , we got Crazy Nights and Hot in the Shade(ugh again). But Hell yeah to Creatures of the Night, Lick it Up and Animalize! Paul Stanley IS KISS.

# Jul 8, 2009 @ 6:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. psythe writes:

lol at post 4.

Hope it's not empty hype. Some more real KISS would be welcome :)

# Jul 8, 2009 @ 8:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. BLACKDOG writes:

Yes it's true.They were at their best dureing the early 80's.That's when Paul admitted to being a big Prince fan.Scored big point's with me(all the talk about MJ I had to toss that in.I preferd the later.Ya know what they say.You don't like Prince?!?! You probably don't like p***y!!!)

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10. Fuck_A_Name writes:

This sounds so genuine that it almost has me convinced that this might just be a legitamtely good Kiss Album.

then i read post 5 again. If metallica can be that douche, then so can Kiss. Damnit.

Now Playing: Dimension Zero- Hell is Within

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11. bucknasty writes:

my thoughts exactly on post #7. I still crank up "Heaven's on fire" and "Burn b**** Burn". Classics. But doesn't it seem like every time they get ready to release a new album, they always compare it to Destroyer or Love Gun. "This is our best work since Destroyer..." I loved the early 80's stuff, and Revenge.

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