2017 PODCAST EPISODE ARCHIVE
Travel back in time to our earlier episodes!
The KissFAQ Podcast is a weekly chat show featuring members of the KissFAQ message board and other guests discussing a wide variety of KISS-related topics. Our objective is simple: Have fun chatting with other fans from around the world and hopefully entertain the KISS Army in the process. A gigantic "Thank You" to all of the participants on these episodes, and to YOU, the listener.
Ep.105 - What if... Gene did a solo tour? (Jan. 5, 2017)
Daniel, Mark, Ken, and Julian consider what Gene could do if he decided to take himself out on tour to perform material from his recording history. What would he wear, who would he use in his band, what about a stage, and which songs? Listen HERE.
Ep.106 - Destroyer: Genesis (Jan. 13, 2017)
Mark, Ken, and Julian consider what might have resulted if Bob Ezrin didn't produce the album that became Destroyer. Using the Magna Graphic demos as a base for what was available to the band to use for a new album, what would the next KISS album have been like? Listen HERE.
Ep.107 - KISSters: KISS Sister Albums (and Gene) (Jan. 20, 2017)
Mark, Ken, and Julian discuss Gene's latest comments on the rational behind NOT being interested in recording a new studio album, and albums in the KISS catalog they consider sister albums... Listen HERE.
Ep.108 - Looking Back/Looking Forward (Jan. 27, 2017)
So... Three KISS fans walk into a bar... Mark, Ken, Lonnie, and Julian look back at some of the high-points in KISStory during 2016, and the things that stand out in their minds from that year; and look forward, as the year has commenced, to what they'd really really REALLY like to see in 2017... Listen HERE.
Ep.109 - LA Expo/Peter Criss Recap (Feb. 3, 2017)
SKen and Julian recount their experiences at the 2017 LA Expo featuring Peter Criss. Be sure to not miss some of the multimedia included in this episode! Listen HERE.
Ep.110 - First, Fav, F-it & Frehley (Feb. 10, 2017)
Mark, Ken, and Julian discuss some of their first, favorite, and least favorite KISS and related topics or items. Also start with a brief review of Ace's concert in Jackson, CA. Listen HERE.
Ep.111 - Them Changes, Part IV (Feb. 17, 2017)
Lonnie, Mark, Ken, and Julian discuss the little changes they might consider making to the albums, KISS My A$$ through Monster, to make them more perfect. Sonics, producers, tracks, art, it's all fair baseball for them changes... This episode is a follow up to previous installments in episodes 82, 77, and 75! Listen HERE.
Ep.112 - Wake Up Screaming (Feb. 24, 2017)
LWould you wake up screaming had KISS recorded an album with material culled from Live To Win, Asshole, One For All, and Anomaly? Ken, Daniel, Julian, and Mark take on the challenge of constructing a KISS album from those solo efforts, similar to how we did with the 1978 albums... Listen HERE.
Ep.113 - Jeff Westlake II (Mar. 2, 2017)
100 episodes on, an update from Hydrogyn's Jeff Westlake and a very cool KISS-related project that he's been working on. We also talk about Hydrogyn's new line-up, forthcoming album, and a whole bunch of other topics! Listen HERE.
Ep.114 - Tommy, A Rock (Soap) Opera (Mar. 10, 2017)
Julian, Chris, Ken, and Mark look back at fifteen years of Tommy Thayer as KISS' lead guitarist and what he's brought to band during his tenure, the ups and downs. Congratulations to Tommy for being part of the band! Listen HERE.
Ep.115 - KISS' Opening Acts, 1975-80 (Mar. 17, 2017)
Julian, Ken, and Mark look back at some of the acts that have opened for KISS, during the 1975-80 period, and who they feel was the best match; and bands that might have been even better pairings for the same tours. What do you think? Listen HERE.
Ep.116 - Demon Cats (Mar. 24, 2017)
This week, Lonnie, Julian, Ken, and Mark discuss which Peter Criss performance they'd most love for his final ever performance. The main topic of the episode is an evaluation of Gene Simmons' first proper solo outing, the highs 'n' lows... Some audio/video for this episode is from Rob Lovash's youbube videos. Thanks Rob - check out his vids by searching YouTube for Gene Simmons 2017... Listen HERE.
Ep.117 - Calling Universal (Mar. 31, 2017)
This week, Julian, Ken, and Mark discuss some of the recent bootleg leaks, choose our standout 2017 Record Store Day release picks, and choose our top three KISS special edition releases that need to be done for KISS ALBUMS and/or video, regardless of the possible futility! Listen HERE.
Ep.118 - FAQ'ing Off (Apr. 6, 2017)
This week, Julian, Ken, Alex, and Lonnie dive into some of the ups and downs on the KISSFAQ message board and cherry-pick some of the topics to discuss. Listen HERE.
Ep.119 - STLGENE/Double Platinum @39 (Apr. 13, 2017)
This week, Julian, Ken, Mark, and Lonnie dig into Lonnie's encounter with a solo Gene in St. Louis and revisit Double Platinum as it celebrates its 39th birthday. Listen HERE.
Ep.120 - A Purrfect Farewell... (Apr. 20, 2017)
This week, Julian, Mark, Lonnie, and Jarid (acecarr) consider how they'd like to see the Catman make his final farewell, and the set list they'd love to hear performed... Listen HERE.
Ep.121 - KISS Rocks Reno Review (Apr. 26, 2017)
This week Lonnie and Julian deconstruct KISS's recent visit to Reno, where Julian attended the meet and greet and show, with a multimedia packed episode... Listen HERE.
Ep.122 - KISS, Hotter Than Helsinki? (May 4, 2017)
Lonnie, Ken, Mark, and Julian discuss the start of KISS's 2017 European tour and are joined by Alain, fresh from seeing the band in Helsinki... Listen HERE.
Ep.123 - Revenge Silver Anniversary (May 12, 2017)
Lonnie, Ken, Julian, and Mitch Lafon revisit Revenge as it celebrates its 25th anniversary. What makes it special for them and possibly what they'd like were Universal to decide to make it special with an expanded issue... Listen HERE.
Ep.124 - Best KISS 1-2 Album Opening Punches... (May 19, 2017)
Ken, Julian, Alex, and Mark dig into some of the best 1-2 punches to have opened KISS studio albums and which they think were the best. And those that could have been better... Listen HERE.
Ep.125 - Kulick It Up Alive! (May 26, 2017)
Ken, Julian, and Daniel each attempt to compile a Bruce Kulick live album containing 15 songs... Listen HERE.
Ep.126 - Top 10 Albums (Today) (Jun 1, 2017)
Ken, Lonnie, Mark, and Julian each detail their top-10 KISS albums of the moment, plus a discussion on the recent Rock And Roll Over demo leak... Listen HERE.
Ep.127 - Message Board Topic Roulette (Jun 15, 2017)
Julian, Lonnie, Mark, and Alex choose some recent KISSFAQ Message Board topics to discuss... Listen HERE.
Ep.128 - Don't KISS My Ass (Jun 19, 2017)
Julian, Mark, Daniel, and Ken look back at the release of the KISS My Ass album video and discuss what they liked about each product and what they would change if they'd been in charge of the tribute project... Listen HERE.
Ep.129 - KISS Alive Forever (Jun 10, 2017)
Julian is joined by the authors of KISS Alive Forever, one of many KISS fan's favorite books about the band, for a discussion about their new digital version of the title and their creation of the work. We're going out of order on the episodes, so 127 and 128 will be uploaded soon... Listen HERE.
Ep.130 - New York KISS Expo Recap (Jun 11, 2017)
In this no holds barred episode, Julian is joined Andy, who has featured on previous KissFAQ Podcasts, for a recap of the 2017 New York KISS Expo including the VIP Meet and Greet experience. We're going out of order on the episodes, so 127 and 128 will be uploaded soon... Listen HERE.
Ep.131 - Goodbye Kitty... The Last Criss? (Jun 23, 2017)
Lonnie guides Julian and Scott (41mets) as they revisit the memories of Peter Criss' show at New York City's Cutting Room in this multimedia rich episode... Listen HERE.
Ep.132 - "Love Gun" @40 (Jun 30, 2017)
Lonnie, Daniel, Ken, and Mark celebrate the 40th Anniversary of "Love Gun," which was not actually released on June 30, but a couple of weeks earlier in 1977... Listen HERE.
Ep.133 - The Return of the Ace Card... (Jul 7, 2017)
Lonnie, Ken, Mark, Chris and Julian discuss the never-ending story of Ace and his return to KISS and what we make of these threads generated by the most minor news item snowballing into Ace rejoining the band? Were it to ever happen, how should Tommy be handled? What are your expectations of Ace and Gene writing together? Listen HERE.
Ep.134 - A KISS Fan's "Bucket List" (Jul 14, 2017)
Lonnie, Ken, Mark, and Alex discuss their top-10 KISS & related "bucket list" items, be they things they still want to accomplish as a KISS fan, places they want to visit, collectible or vinyl releases still to obtain, or any other parameter of their choosing to make their KISS journey complete! Listen HERE.
Ep.135 - Three More Topics from the Bored (Jul 21, 2017)
Lonnie, Ken, Mark, and a tardy Julian discuss several topics: Gene Simmons recently cancelled solo concerts, one of which Ken and Julian were going to attend, a reassessment of KISS compilations in light of the 20th anniversary of "Greatest KISS," and more thoughts on a new solo album from Gene! Listen HERE.
Ep.136 - Escape To The Island (Aug 4, 2017)
Lonnie, Ken, Mark, and Julian choose the one KISS video and audio title they'd willing be stranded on a desert island with, plus a couple of other band's offerings they'd insist on having. Listen HERE.
Ep.137 - Fav Video Moments/Least Favorite Songs (Aug 11, 2017)
Lonnie, Ken, and Julian discuss some of their favorite KISS video moments and their current least favorite songs in the catalog. Listen HERE.
Ep.138 - Have things stagnated in KISS World... Oh wait, VINNIE! (Aug 18, 2017)
Lonnie, Ken, Mark, and Julian were planning on talking about whether things have stagnated in KISS World, and then the Atlanta Expo with a Vinnie Vincent appearance was announced. Listen HERE.
Ep.139 - Ken & Daniel Take Over (Aug 25, 2017)
With Lonnie, Julian, and Mark in Nashville for the Rock 'N' Pod Expo, Ken and Daniel take control with topics suggested on the board... Listen HERE.
Ep.140 - Faq'ing Off in Nashville, a Nashville Rock 'N' Pod Expo Recap (Sep 1, 2017)
Ken, Julian, Lonnie, and Mark travel back to a fun weekend in Nashville for the inaugural Rock 'N' Pod Expo and discuss their personal highlights from the event... Listen HERE.
Ep.141 - KISS Klassified with Carl Linnaeus (Sep 8, 2017)
Mark, Julian, and Daniel are joined by Swedish journalist Carl Linnaeus, co-author of the new English language book, "KISS Klassified - War Stories From A Kiss Army General", (with Johan Kihlberg and Mats Vassfjord) being published in October 2017. Carl takes us inside the 340-page book and tells us the stories relating to the project's genesis among other topics! The book will include an incredible 750 photos! Check out the book at https://www.facebook.com/kissklassified... Listen HERE.
Ep.142 - KISS Picks 'N' Sticks with Ken Rodenas, Pt. 1 (Sep 15, 2017)
Alex and Julian are joined by KISS picks 'n' sticks guru Ken Rodenas who delves into the arcane hobby of collecting that specific memorabilia. We only scratch the surface on this subject so will definitely have Ken back on in the future for further discussions. Check on Ken's reference site at http://picks.kissfaq.com/... Listen HERE.
Ep.143 - Celebrating KISS' Crazy Nights (Sep 23, 2017)
Ken, Alex, Julian, Lonnie, and Mark reevaluate KISS' Crazy Nights as that album marks its 30th anniversary. Highs, lows, favorite live tracks, and bootlegs, the crew start digging... Listen HERE.
Ep.144 - Ranking The Unmasked Albums... (Sep 29, 2017)
Ken, Mark, Allen, and Julian, dig through the 1983-97 unmasked albums and attempt to rank them according to their personal tastes... Listen HERE.
Ep.145 - The lengths we go to as KISS fans... (Oct 5, 2017)
Ken, Alex, Lonnie, and Julian discuss some of the greatest lengths they gone to for something connected with KISS, and some of those great memories that continue to burn... Listen HERE.
Ep.146 - KISS Alive II, 40 Years Strong! (Oct 13, 2017)
Daniel, Ken, Mark, and Julian discuss KISS' second live installment, the mighty "KISS Alive II" which is celebrating its 40th anniversary... Listen HERE.
Ep.147 - British KISS Chat with David Donley (Oct 20, 2017)
Julian and British musician David Donley discuss KISS, music, life, and the new Venus Reaction single, "Crashing Up!" Listen HERE.
Ep.148 - KISS Kruise VII "Gathering II" Pre-Party Preview (Oct 21, 2017)
Andy Moyen and Joe D'Angelo join Julian to preview their "Gathering II" KISS Kruise pre-party being held at the Howlin' Wolf in NOLA on Nov. 4, musical acts include KISS tribute band "Love Gun," The Dives, and Ken Sharp. An impressive list of guests include... Well, you gotta listen to this episode to get the down-low on the hottest rock 'n' roll party in New Orleans before the ship sails! Listen HERE.
Ep.149 - KISSin' Rocktober (Oct 26, 2017)
Julian is joined by Joe, Mark, and Ken to discuss KISS' "Rocktober" release, "Creatures of the Night," and try and to determine which of the band's album released in that month rules the roost! Listen HERE.
Ep.150 - Cracking Open The Gene Simmons Vault with Keith Valcourt (Oct 27, 2017)
Julian is joined by Rhino Global Product Manager for the Gene Simmons Vault, Keith Valcourt, to discuss numerous details about the incredible experiences being offered to fans. Topics include the physical aspects of the Gene Simmons "Vault," the process behind bringing the product to reality, the music, and much more! For official information and ordering, please visit http://www.genesimmonsvault.com Listen HERE.
Ep.151 - Five Albums and The Kruise (Nov. 10, 2017)
Ken, Daniel, and Mark discuss 5 albums in their collections and then present some spectator from afar KISS Kruise thoughts! Listen HERE.
Ep.152 - Three "What If" Scenarios (Nov. 17, 2017)
Ken, Lonnie, and Mark discuss 3 "What if" scenarios involving Vinnie, Eric, Ace and Peter... Listen HERE.
Ep.153 - KISS Kruise VII Recaps (Nov. 18, 2017)
Superman Andy joins Julian to recap the Gathering II at the Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans and the KISS Kruise VII. Andy recounts the good, the better, and the bestest of his experiences! He's the KissFAQ resident Kruise correspondent, so join us for the fun! Listen HERE.
Ep.154 - KISS Kruise VII Recap w/ Andy Pt. 2! (Nov. 25, 2017)
Superman Andy joins Julian to continue recapping the good, the better, and the bestest of his experiences on the KISS Kruise VII! He's the KissFAQ resident Kruise correspondent, so join us for more of the fun!! Listen HERE.
Ep.155 - Some of our favorite KISS photo books! (Dec. 1, 2017)
Ken, Lonnie, Julian and Mark get together to discuss some of their favorite KISS photo books and what they'd like to see future offerings include. They also discuss some recent KISS related book publications! Listen HERE.
Ep.156 - Our Personal Best and Worst of 2017! (Dec. 8, 2017)
Daniel, Ken, and Julian pick 5 highlights and 1 lowlight from 2017 to discuss! Listen HERE.
Ep.157 - Our Demands for 2018! (Dec. 15, 2017)
As the KissFAQ Podcast closes out 2017, Lonnie, Alain, Ken, and Mark discuss some of the things they'd still love to have or would look forward to in 2018. Listen HERE.
Ep.158 - The Best/Worst Unmasked KISS Album Construction (Dec. 22, 2017)
Ken, Mark, Daniel, and Julian attempt to construct two albums, featuring the best and worst of KISS' unmasked material from the 1980s and 90s, limited to 10 songs each with some semblance of order and unity! Listen HERE.
Ep.159 - The KissFAQ Podcast Quiz Show (Dec. 29, 2017)
Julian lobs 30 questions at Lonnie, Gavin, and Nils in the premiere KissFAQ Quiz Show! Check out how these guys did and whether Julian screwed up. Got a good question for a future quiz show, please do contribute via FaceBook, KissFAQ Forum PM or via email. Listen HERE.
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Travel back in time to our earlier episodes! A gigantic "Thank You" to all of the participants on these episodes, and to YOU, the listener.