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Gene Simmons' Lawyer Raids North Carolina KISS Expo

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Gene Simmons and Company raided Sunday's North Carolina KISS Expo looking for illegal DVD's and Videos along with various other bootlegged KISS material on Sunday, Aug. 8th. According to various sources Gene Simmons is trying to root out a notorious bootlegger. In attendance was Special Guest, Gordon G.G. Gebert, author of the books KISS & Tell, KISS & Tell More, and Rock & Roll War Stories. Gebert states, "At first I didn't know what was going on. When I realized they were confiscating bootlegs I watched the drama unfold. Then some guy claiming to be Gene Simmons' lawyer came to where I was signing my new book and we had a heated exchange. He tried to stop me from selling merchandise until he checked it out. I told him he had no authority to stop me from selling legal merchandise. The exchange was interesting to say the least. After he realized I had nothing illegal they left the venue."

KISS Expo Organizer is due in court Friday, August 13th.

Source: Metal Rules

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1. pooploser writes:

kiss blows

# Aug 11, 2004 @ 7:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

gene simmons proved once and for all, right there, that hes nothing more than a greedy freakin biatch...if he were truly loving his fans then he wouldnt give a sh**e about the expo...im sure he watched every dvd,vhs,etc....and will keep them to sell himself....what a freakin JACK OFF.!

# Aug 11, 2004 @ 8:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Muffy writes:

amen!

# Aug 11, 2004 @ 10:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. KMADD writes:

Not to sound Racist. If there was a Stereotype of a typical Jew Gene
Simmons is the king of them. Look what he did ti Peter and Ace
f*** Him!!!

# Aug 12, 2004 @ 4:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Brian writes:

I am a huge KISS fan, and have been for years, but I couldn't agree more with KMADD. The greed of Gene Simmons is astounding and seems to know no limits. Disgusting.

# Aug 12, 2004 @ 4:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Beast6masteR writes:

I have seen some greedy people and their actions but when compared to Gene Simmons's level of greed I can't help but to stand in awe.

# Aug 13, 2004 @ 1:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Justice writes:

Piracy is against the law. Gene owns the rights to KISS's music and image. If you steal from Gene ( piracy is stealing), or anyone else, you are a thief! Thiefs should be prosecuted. Would it be right for people to criticize you for calling the police if someone stole from you?

# Aug 20, 2004 @ 10:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. KISS fan writes:

There is nothing greedy about prosecuting thieves. Gene has spent his entire life creating the incredible spectacle that KISS fans cherish. Then a moron comes along, video tapes concerts without KISS's permission, and makes a huge profit from KISS's shows. I have a hard time understanding why anyone would consider Gene to be greedy if he prosecutes the moron that is stealing from him. Beleive me, I agree that KISS has not made enough concert footage available in stores, but no one should be allowed to steal from KISS.

# Aug 20, 2004 @ 12:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. KMADD writes:

Gene is still the king of jews and he makes enough money!

# Aug 20, 2004 @ 1:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Ken C writes:

I was at the Charlotte Expo. i agree that piracy is wrong and that Kiss should be given there cut. But a few things bother me about this. Kiss have celebrated the fact that Expo's exist by doing there own Expo tour. Gene Simmons himself talked about and showed a bootleg tape clip on one of the Kiss videos, Clips of which I have seen show up on many other compilations. Gene talks about the kids that used to wear the black nail polish and dress up, sticking up for something they enjoyed doing. Kiss Expos are a way for the Kiss Fans to be able to walk around in make-up and party with like minded fans. The Booths for the Expo were in place before the doors were open. If the DVD's or whatever are illegal. They are illegal before the doors open. The fans were there to celebrate their love of the music and the comraderie of being in the "Kiss Army", then to have the party raided by authorities during the show was in my opinion an outrageous unnessecary insult to the loyal fanbase, and orchestrated to scare those in attendance from buying anything legal or not. Wanna get the pirates O.K., but to treat the fans that way
I think they lost quite a few fans in Charlotte.

# Aug 21, 2004 @ 4:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. KISS FAN NOT WORSHIPPER writes:

EVERYONE PLEASE!!!!!!! try not to misspell so many words.

# Sep 2, 2004 @ 10:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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