KISSOnline.com report that GENE SIMMONS called into the Dawn Patrol morning show on 102.7 WEBN in Cincinnati last Friday morning to discuss Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels, the KISS Coffeehouse, his new book, the Indy Racing League, and the upcoming KISS six-hour DVD box set. Gene mentioned the six hour KISS DVD box set will feature footage from as far back as 1972.
As a diehard KISS fan, this is great news. I am not a collector like some KISS fans, there are some out there that have traded, and acquired, rare vintage KISS footage for years. For the diehard who is not into trading, an official DVD collection of vintage footage is a must have.
KISS have recorded thousands of shows over the years on audio and video. Why haven’t offically released CDs and DVDs of these concerts? Diehard fans would eat it up, especially if they were to do a limited number and then stop pressing.
In the last couple of years, Gene Simmons has stopped vendors at KISS conventions from selling bootleg audio and video. He has the name “KISSVision” trademarked and I have read stories that he owns an actual pressing plant. If he does in fact own a pressing plant, then Gene is able to do everything in house and make a ton of moolah for himself and Paul aside from touring.
Maybe this is something he is trying to coordinate, maybe it is something he will explore when the band does finally pack it in. Gene and Paul are sitting on a wealth of footage, they should start releasing it if they aren’t going to create something new.