2019 PODCAST EPISODE ARCHIVE

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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. "By the board for the bored!" A gigantic "Thank You" to all of the participants on these episodes, and to YOU, the listener.

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Ep.221 - Unpopular KISS albums... (Jan. 4, 2019)

Julian, is joined by special guests Alex, Brad, Bill, and Nils who look back on 2018 and pick their personal favorite KISSes 2018: Activities, purchases, experiences, or whatever, one lump of KISS-branded Koal (something that didn't meet expectations), and hopes for 2019. Listen HERE.


Ep.222 - Return of the Comet with John Regan (Jan. 11, 2019)

Return of the Comet bassist John Regan is interviewed to discuss the new project and then Julian, Alex, and Lonnie discuss which Frehley's Comet tracks they'd want included in a No Space for Ace set! Check out https://www.returnofthecometband.com/ for more information. Listen HERE.


Ep.223 - Gene Simmons "Vault" 2019 Plans (Jan. 15, 2019)

In this special mini-episode, Julian is joined by Rhino's Global Product Manager for the Gene Simmons Vault, Keith Valcourt, for an update on Gene's plans for various Vault Experience opportunities in 2019! Check out http://www.genesimmonsvault.com for ordering information! Listen HERE.


Ep.224 - Focusing on "KISS" @ 45 (Jan. 18, 2019)

Julian, Daniel, Mark, and Ken, cover some KISS current affairs and then dive into an analysis of the album at KISS' beginning of the road, the debut; which celebrates its 45 birthday on Feb. 8... Listen HERE.


Ep.225 - New stage rumors, Vinnie, and other current affairs... (Jan. 25, 2019)

Julian, Mark, Ken, and Alex cover some KISS current affairs, including rumors about the new KISS stage, Vinnie Vincent, and more... Listen HERE.


Ep.226 - The Gloves Come Off - It's ON! (Jan. 30, 2019)

Julian is joined by Michael Cavacini to discuss the gauntlet of topics hitting the KISS ecosystem today: David Garibaldi, Vinnie Vincent, and Ace taking the gloves off... Listen HERE.


Ep.227 - End of the Road: Vancouver (Feb. 1, 2019)

Ken, Mark, and Alex grill Julian about the End of the Road show in Vancouver. Listen HERE.


Ep.228 - Mics, Lies, & Videotape (Feb. 8, 2019)

Julian, Ken, Mark, and Lonnie discuss some of the most widely discussed topic points since the start of KISS' "End of the Road" tour. Plus, another chance to win a copy of the new tourbook! Listen HERE.


Ep.229 - End of the Road: Sacramento (Feb. 12, 2019)

Julian and Ken discuss KISS' "End of the Road" tour visit to Sacramento. Listen HERE.


Ep.230 - Freely Seeking One's "Origins" Again... (Feb. 16, 2019)

Alex, Ken, and Mark delve into some of what they think should be considerations for Ace Frehley as he starts work on "Origins, Vol. 2." Listen HERE.


Ep.231 - Darling Nikki & Ol' Timers... (Feb. 22, 2019)

Ken, Julian, Alex, and Lonnie, discuss several KISS current affairs including Nikki Sixx's transparent media leg-humping of KISS, new merchandise, and communications in the ol' days... Listen HERE.


Ep.232 - Living in Sin (again) (Feb. 28, 2019)

Julian is joined by Andy Moyen and Jeff Hopkins, organizers of the KISS Kruise IX "living in sin" event to be held at the Port of Miami Holiday Inn prior to the sailing of the 2019 Kruise. Also detailed are couple of pre-show fan meet-ups organized for the Boston and New York City "End of the Road" stops... Listen HERE.


Ep.233 - Special Guest: Tom Jermann (Mar. 3, 2019)

Alex and Lonnie are joined by graphic designer and art director Tom Jermann from t42design who has worked on numerous KISS projects -- from the 2001 KISS Box Set through to the End of the Road tour book. Tom gives a fascinating insight into a often under-appreciated but highly visual side of music business! Listen HERE.


Ep.234 - KISS KruiseFest Guests for Miami! (Mar. 4, 2019)

Julian is joined by Joe D'Angelo, one of the promoters of the 2019 KruiseFest, a two day event being held in advance of the KISS Kruise IX. Joe announces several special guests who will be present at the event, hotel deals, and even a KISS concert meet up event being hosted in New York City. For more information, please visit https://www.kruisefest.com/ Listen HERE.


Ep.235 - (Not) The End of the Rant (Mar. 8, 2019)

Julian, Ken, Daniel, and Mark discuss the new KISS dolls, whether the End of the Road tour excitement is waning and if the $200 million figure quoted as a possible tour gross seems realistic, how KISS should celebrate their 50th anniversary, and more! Listen HERE.


Ep.236 - Focusing on "Dressed to Kill" (Mar. 15, 2019)

Lonnie, Julian, Mark, and, Ken dig into the "Dressed to Kill" with their memories of discovering this album, the singles culled from it, and the KISSFAQ panel rankings of the songs... Listen HERE.


Ep.237 - Blown off the stage? (Mar. 22, 2019)

Ken, Mark, Lonnie, and Julian discuss whether they think Motley Crue blew KISS off the stage in 2012, if there is too much pyro being used on the current tour, and MORE! Listen HERE.


Ep.238 - Wars & Offending People (Mar. 30, 2019)

Ken and Julian pick some topics from the board including offending people, Motley Crue's "Dirt" biopic in relation to KISS, and whether KISS are doomed! Listen HERE.


Ep.239 - Ack! In The New York Groove... (Apr. 2, 2019)

Nigel and Julian recount their adventures in New York City, the sites and experiences, and the KISStoric congregation at the mighty Madison Square Garden! Listen HERE.


Ep.240 - Interview with David Garibaldi (Apr. 3, 2019)

Julian is joined by End of the Road opening act performance painter, David Garibaldi, to discuss his art, passion, and the road! Listen HERE.


Ep.241 - Classic Rock Mag Hit or Miss? (Apr. 12, 2019)

Lonnie, Ken, Mark, and Julian tackle a bunch of topics from the board and discuss the new KISS collector's issue of Classic Rock Magazine and whether it's a hit or miss. Listen HERE.


Ep.242 - A Wicked Awesome Show! (Apr. 15, 2019)

Julian is joined by Andy, who recounts his fan pre-show gatherings in Boston and New York City; and reviews the Return of the Comet concert at Showcase Live in Foxboro on April 12. Jump forward to 42:00 if you only want to hear the Return of the Comet show review! Listen HERE.


Ep.243 - Dirty Living: Dynasty Revisited (Apr. 19, 2019)

Daniel, Mark, Ken, and Julian disassemble "Dynasty," which will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year and rank the songs from worst to best... Listen HERE.


Ep.244 - Which "Big" Interview??? (Apr. 26, 2019)

Lonnie, Ken, and Julian, discuss the recent big interviews with Vinnie Vincent and Paul Stanley to determine the highs, lows, and anomalies... Listen HERE.


Ep.245 - Peeling Back some of Backstage Pass (May 3, 2019)

Julian, Daniel, and Mark dig into some quotes from Paul Stanley's new book, "Backstage Pass," some of which have caused folks to flip their wigs recently... PLEASE NOTE: THIS WAS NOT A REVIEW OF THE BOOK!!! Listen HERE.


Ep.246 - We Pick The Best KISS album from the 1980's! (May 10, 2019)

Mark, Lonnie, Ken, and Julian pick the panel's choice for the best KISS album from the 1980's by ranking the 10 albums that included studio recordings 1980-89. Also, please contribute or share the GOFUNDME fundraiser for JR Smalling's cancer battle. Every little bit helps for the originator of "You Wanted the Best, You've Got the Best!" Let's see if the KISS Army can rise to it! Listen HERE.


Ep.247 - Indy 2019 Recap & Lots of News! (May 17, 2019)

Alex, Lonnie, Ken, and Julian cover the plethora of KISS vinyl issues coming and tour news plus recap the 2019 Indy Expo with additional multimedia. Also, please contribute or share the GOFUNDME fundraiser for JR Smalling's cancer battle. Every little bit helps for the originator of "You Wanted the Best, You've Got the Best!" Let's see if the KISS Army can rise to it! Listen HERE.


Ep.248 - Does Unmasked Talk To Us? (May 24, 2019)

Celebrating the anniversary of the release of "Unmasked," Julian, Mark, Lonnie and Ken, discuss the KISSFAQ panel's rankings of the songs on the album from worst to best. What did we dislike? Also, please contribute or share the GOFUNDME fundraiser for JR Smalling's cancer battle. Every little bit helps for the originator of "You Wanted the Best, You've Got the Best!" Let's see if the KISS Army can rise to it! Listen HERE.


Ep.249 - Lonnie's Tough Love! Fuh!! (May 31, 2019)

Celebrating the anniversary of the release of "Revenge," Julian, Mark, Lonnie and Ken, attempt to assemble a ranging KISSFAQ panel's judgement (today) of the songs on the album from worst to best. What did we dislike? Also, please contribute or share the GOFUNDME fundraiser for JR Smalling's cancer battle. Every little bit helps for the originator of "You Wanted the Best, You've Got the Best!" Let's see if the KISS Army can rise to it! Listen HERE.


Ep.250 - We Pick The Next Documentary! (Jun. 6, 2019)

With the release of the unofficial fan movie, "KISS at Midnight," coming soon, Daniel, Alex, Ken, and Julian, discuss what album or era they'd like to see given a similar treatement... Listen HERE.


Ep.251 - Trigger Happy! (Jun. 14, 2019)

Celebrating the anniversary of the "Love Gun" album, Ken, Lonnie, Mark and Julian dissect the album song-by-song to determine the show's favorite and least favorite songs on the album. Listen HERE.


Ep.252 - Bogart at Midnight & More! (Jun. 21, 2019)

Julian is joined by Daniel, Ken, and Andrew, to discuss some topics from the board including album covers they'd change, current tour fuss, and the possibility of a Neil Bogart biopic finally happening! Listen HERE.


Ep.253 - What if... (Jun. 28, 2019)

Julian is joined by Lonnie, Ken, and Andrew, to discuss some "what if" scenarios that they'd like to explore, Ace putting the gloves back on, and more... Listen HERE.


Ep.254 - Let Freedom Rock (Jul. 4, 2019)

On this July 4th gathering, while celebrations of a different kind of rockets' red glare and bombs bursting in air are taking place, Julian, Lonnie, and Daniel discuss KISS outside in Trondheim and the reaction to their KISS obsessions... Listen HERE.


Ep.255 - Songs You're Sick of and More (Jul. 12, 2019)

Lonnie, Ken, Julian, and Mark, go to the board to discuss some recent topics including songs you like but are sick of seeing in the set list, classic/iconic KISS songs you don't like, whether "Revenge" has aged well, and more... Listen HERE.


Ep.256 - Hair Metal KISS, Grunge KISS, Concept KISS... (Jul. 19, 2019)

Ken, Julian, Mark, and Lonnie go to the board to discuss some recent topics including prefernces for grunge or hair metal KISS, whether any other KISS albums could be classified as concept albums, and more... Listen HERE.


Ep.257 - Rockin' & Poddin' In Nashville: Chris Czynszak (Jul. 25, 2019)

KJulian is joined by Decibel Geek Podcast co-host Chris Czynszak to discuss that show, the 2019 Nashville Rock 'N' Pod Expo in Nashville on August 10, pink guitars and more! This is an audio only episode with a few audio glitches at the beginning, so my apologies. For more info, please visit http://rocknpod.com Listen HERE.


Ep.258 - KISS Symphony Revisited & Board Topics (Jul. 26, 2019)

With the recent release anniversary of "KISS Symphony," Ken, Mark, and Daniel revisit that topic and discuss some board topics... Listen HERE.


Ep.259 - Random Topics From The Road (Aug. 2, 2019)

Julian's mic picks up the air-conditioning he couldn't hear behind him while wearing headphones, but he and Mark discuss a bunch of topics from the board... Listen HERE.


Ep.260 - Fav Podcasts, Guilty Pleasures and More ... (Aug. 9, 2019)

While Julian is in Nashville for the 2019 Rock 'N Pod Expo, Daniel, Mark, and Lonnie get together to discuss some of their favourite podcasts, their musical guilty pleasures, and more! If you have a Q for Toby Wright, who Julian will be interviewing, please let us know by Saturday 8/10 AM! Apologies again for the substandard audio quality on the last episode. Listen HERE.


Ep.261 - Rock 'N Pod 2019: Gary Corbett... (Aug. 11, 2019)

Joining Julian at the Rock 'N Pod 2019 in Nashville is keyboard player Gary Corbett, who toured with KISS between in 1987 and 1990, to reminisce about the 30th anniversary of Paul Stanley's first solo tour and other topics... Listen HERE.


Ep.262 - Rock 'N Pod 2019: Toby Wright (Aug. 11, 2019)

Joining Julian at the Rock 'N Pod 2019 in Nashville is producer Toby Wright, who worked with KISS on both their "Crazy Nights" and "Carnival of Souls" albums. We discuss the latter... Listen HERE.


Ep.263 - Rock 'N Pod 2019: Wildside (Aug. 12, 2019)

Joining Julian at the Rock 'N Pod 2019 in Nashville is singer Drew Hannah (drummer Jimmy Darby was off camera) to discuss the Paul Stanley co-write of "Clock Strikes" on Wildside's criminally underrated 1992 album, "Under the Influence." Listen HERE.


Ep.264 - Rock 'N Pod 2019: From Fan To Thee Band (Aug. 13, 2019)

Joining Julian at the Rock 'N Pod 2019 in Nashville are members the Thee Rock and Roll Residency, Ryan Spencer Cook, Jeremy Asbrock, and Phil Shouse, for a panel discussing going from being fans of the music of KISS to performing in the Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley bands... Listen HERE.


Ep.265 - Vinnie Vincent's Birthday Bash (Aug. 14, 2019)

Julian is joined by Wade Lucas for a first hand account of Vinnie Vincent's Birthday Bash at SIR Studios in Nashville on August 10... Listen HERE.


Ep.266 - Vindication? (Aug. 16, 2019)

And now back to our regularly scheduled show! Julian, Mark, Lonnie, and Ken discuss the plethora of merch announced this week, their thoughts on the Vinnie Vincent bash now that there are several firsthand accounts to digest, and whether they believe in Magic? Listen HERE.


PodKISStory Refocused Ep. 1 - Peter Criss Pre-KISStory (Aug. 20, 2019)

A partnership between KissFAQ and PodKISSt, "PodKISStory Refocused" is an audio documentary telling band's history. This episode is read by the mighty "Podfather," Ken Mills. Let us know what you think. Listen HERE.


Ep.267 - It's All About... GENE @ 70 (Aug. 30, 2019)

Lonnie, Julian, Mark, and Ken celebrate Gene Simmons, and many of their favourites about him... Listen HERE.


Ep.268 - 10th Anniversary of "Anomaly" (Sep. 6, 2019)

Julian, Michael Cavacini, and Alex dissect Ace Frehley's "comeback" studio album, "Anomaly," which is celebrating its tenth anniversary. What is this KissFAQ panel's favourite song on the album and what are their highs and lows? Listen HERE.


Ep.269 - Can We Say Something NICE? (Sep. 13, 2019)

Julian, Ken, Mark, and Lonnie trawl some messageboard topics and look for something nice to say... Do they succeed? Listen HERE.


Ep.270 - The Eyes of Love (Sep. 20, 2019)

Julian is joined by Lipstick Generation's Greg Troyan to discuss the band's new cover of Eric Carr's "Eyes of Love." The pair also discuss rockin' n' podding in Nashville, Lipstick Generation's image change, the Lipstick Panel and torturing bassist Steve with assorted albums from various band's catalogs, including 'Speedball Jam.' Check out the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpUWMCV6FyE and the band at https://www.lipstickgeneration.com Listen HERE.


Ep.271 - Asylum's A Deadly Weapon? (Sep. 21, 2019)

Mark, Daniel, and Julian convene the Society For The Preservation of Respect For KISS' Asylum to calculate and discuss the KissFAQ panel's ranking of this seminal slab of September sonic succulence. Listen HERE.


Ep.272 - Lick It Up, Please? (Sep. 26, 2019)

Ken, Mark, Alex, and Julian celebrate the release anniversary of the first unmasked album, "Lick It Up," and calculate and discuss the KissFAQ panel's ranking of this mouth-watering album. Listen HERE.


Ep.273 - Sonic Bewm! (Oct. 4, 2019)

Julian, Lonnie, Alex, and Ken celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first post-2003 line-up album, "Sonic Boom," and calculate and discuss the KissFAQ panel's ranking of this aurally explosive album. How well has it held up after it's first decade, and have their opinions changed about it? Listen HERE.


Ep.274 - Kruise IX Prep: Kruise Fest (Oct. 10, 2019)

Julian catches up with Kruise Fest organizer Joe D'Angelo for the latest news on his event being held at the Airport Hilton Blue Lagoon in Miami, FL Oct. 28-29, featuring Ace Frehley, Sebastian Bach, John Corabi, Richie Scarlet, and many more personalities and much much more. We also touch on a couple of Kruise-related topics... Additional info at https://www.kruisefest.com Listen HERE.


Ep.275 - Sharks, Soul, Stages & Songs... (Oct. 11, 2019)

Ken, Mark, Julian and Lonnie go to the board topics and discuss some of the latest changes to the KISS Kruise, Soul Station, unappreciated songs, and sharks. Must talk about the sharks. Listen HERE.


Ep.276 - It's Alive Too! (Oct. 18, 2019)

Mark, Ken, Julian and Lonnie discuss "Alive II," and what they'd have done to make it more like the first live album with no new studio tracks. And more! Listen HERE.




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