2020 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.289 - Just Like Paradise... (Jan. 9, 2020)
Julian, Ken, Mark and Daniel talk recent topics on the board plus David Lee Roth...
Ep.290 - Kruising X 2020 (Jan. 16, 2020)
Julian, Ken, Lonnie and Daniel discuss the recent changes to the KISS Kruise X and hopes for 2020...
Ep.291 - Why is Julien an idiot? (Jan. 23, 2020)
Julian, Ken, Mark and Daniel discuss Julien's decision to go on the Kruise, Mr. Lordi's latest old effort, Parkinson's and more...
Look! It's Rock 'n' Roll Ep.001 - Top Albums From Fav KISS Opening Acts (Jan. 31, 2020)
Julian, Lonnie, Mark and Daniel break the chains to debut "Look! It's Rock 'n' Roll," the new KissFAQ Podcast that allows the group to discuss KISS-related and utterly non-related music and bands. In this first episode, we tackle a tangent: Our top-5 favourite albums from KISS opening acts, 1974-79...
Ep.292 - End of the Road Update: Leg 5 Show 1 (Feb. 2, 2020)
Julian is joined by Andy Moyen, with a cameo appearance by Pasquale Vari, for a recap of the first show of leg 5 of KISS' End of the Road tour, and the first with David Lee Roth opening. Many aspects of the show and set list changes are discussed along with other topics!
Ep.293 - The State of the Union... (Feb. 7, 2020)
Julian, Ken, and Lonnie, discuss the sell-out of the KISS Kruise, Bruce's announced return to that Kruise, initial thoughts on the latest tour, and more...
Ep.293 Side B - Andrew's Night in Buffalo (Feb. 9, 2020)
This week's tardy guest makes his appearance a day late, but with lots of fun info from his adventures in Buffalo...
Ep.294 - Somebody Get Me A Dr... Love! (Feb. 14, 2020)
Ken, Mark, Daniel, and Julian, dissect a recent interview with Doc McGhee, on the real end of the road, packaging, David Lee Roth, and more!
Look! It's Rock 'n' Roll Ep.002 - Choose Your Delusion! (Feb. 21, 2020)
Julian, Lonnie, Mark and Ken dissect Guns 'N' Roses' two 1991 Illusion albums to create a single 12-song Delusion...
Ep.295 - Topics From The Board: Is 2020 a Bust? (Feb. 28, 2020)
Ken, Julian, and Lonnie discuss some current topics from the board including why Ozzy might be able to record a new album and KISS not, whether KISS 2020 is a bust, the newly circulate KISS Unmasked cover concept sketch and more!
Look! It's Rock 'n' Roll Quick Review: Girl "Wasted Youth" Box (Mar. 3, 2020)
On the Look! It's Rock 'N' Roll Podcast we'll take opportunities to review new releases, either solo or as a group. Here's one from a band Julian was into in the 1980's... The new GIRL 6-CD "Wasted Youth" box set which compiles a lot of previously released material into one value-priced box.
Ep.296 - Double Killers and the Plague (Mar. 6, 2020)
Ken, Julian, and Mark discuss some current topics from the board including the idea of KISS' Double Platinum following the KISS Killers format in 1978, Corona virus and touring, and more!
Ep.297 - End of the Road: Oakland Recap (Mar. 10, 2020)
Ken and Julian recount their adventures at the Oakland End of the Road show.
PodKISStory Refocused Ep. 2 - Gene Simmons' Pre-KISStory (Mar. 16, 2020)
A partnership between KissFAQ and PodKISSt, "PodKISStory Refocused" is an audio telling of the band's history. From Haifa to the Hall of Fame, this chapter begins the story of the person who'd become a demon... Let us know what you think.
Ep.298 - New Opportunities? (Mar. 27, 2020)
Lonnie, Ken and Julian deal with home confinement by taking on assorted topics from the board...
Look! It's Rock 'n' Roll Quick Review: Def Leppard "Early Years" Box (Mar. 28, 2020)
On the Look! It's Rock 'N' Roll Podcast we'll take opportunities to review new releases, either solo or as a group. The marvelous Def Leppard "Early Years" box was released March 20. Go inside the product with Julian. Available from amazon and eBay.
Ep.299 - Who Wants To Be Lonely... (Apr. 3, 2020)
Mark, Julian, Daniel and David convene the KissFAQ Podcast United Nations to discuss the things that can keep us entertained during these challenging times...
Ep.300 - The Best and the Worst (Apr. 6, 2020)
Michael, Mark, Julian, and Daniel discuss some of the very best and worst experiences they've had as KISS fans...
Look! It's Rock 'N' Roll Ep.004 - Lonnie's Choice Makes Us GAG! (Apr. 10, 2020)
Lonnie, Mark, and Julian dig into Aerosmith's 1993 album, "Get A Grip," to discuss it's highs and lows from varying perspectives!
Look! It's Rock 'N' Roll Ep.005 - W.A.S.P. Chat #1 (Apr. 15, 2020)
Julian, Andy, and Brant discuss the first two W.A.S.P. albums in this first W.A.S.P. chat. Check out Brant's Podcast at youtube.com/inmyhead
Ep.301 - Let's Take a Dive... The Ultimate Ace! (Apr. 17, 2020)
Shock me! Ken, Alex, Julian, and Daniel take a dive to assemble a ranking of Ace's KISS studio catalog contributions...
Look! It's Rock 'N' Roll Ep.006 - W.A.S.P. Chat #2 (Apr. 22, 2020)
Julian, Andy, and Bill discuss the W.A.S.P. albums "Electric Circus" through "Headless Children" in second first W.A.S.P. chat. Check out the "Lake of Fools" video mentioned during the show at: https://youtu.be/mVHud71Xn-w
Ep.302 - Happy Places & Over-compensating?... (Apr. 24, 2020)
Ken, Lonnie, Julian, and Daniel describe some of the KISS events that have given them the greatest happiness as fans. And, do fans overcompensate when considering "The Elder?"
Ep.303 - Topics from the Board... (May 1, 2020)
Mark, Ken, and Julian, go to the board to discuss topics that have been on the minds of KISS fans lately...
Ep.304 - One Last Time... (May 8, 2020)
Michael and Julian are joined by Andrew Sgambati to discuss his fan-film, "One Last Time," airing May 15 on YouTube and Vimeo...
Look! It's Rock 'N' Roll Ep.007 - W.A.S.P. Chat #3 (May. 13, 2020)
Julian, Andy, and Bill discuss the W.A.S.P. album "Crimson Idol," and touch a bit on "ReIdolized."
Look! It's Rock 'N' Roll Ep.008 - Is It Heaven Or Hell? (May. 15, 2020)
Lonnie, Mark, Ken, and Julian dig into Black Sabbath's 1980 album, "Heaven And Hell," to discuss it's highs and lows from varying perspectives!
Ep.305 - KISS Goes Pop! (May 22, 2020)
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of KISS' "Unmasked," Julian, Mark, Ken, and Lonnie discuss their top-10 KISS "pop" songs to assemble a group ranking of the poppiest KISSes...
Look! It's Rock 'N' Roll Ep.009 - Van Halen Won & Too! (May. 25, 2020)
Julian, Mark, Ken, and guest Steve dig into the highs and lows of Van Halen's first two studio albums!
Look! It's Rock 'N' Roll New Release Focus: Train to Heartbreak (Jun. 4, 2020)
Today's new release focus is with Canadian artist Lee McCormack who has is releasing a new single, "Train to Heartbreak," on June 5, 2020. The song was recorded at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, TN. For more information on ordering, please visit http://moonviolet.com/
Ep.306 - Remembering Bob Kulick (Jun. 5, 2020)
Michael, Julian, and Andrew discuss the late-Bob Kulick and different aspects of his career.
Ep.307 - Quarantine Blues (Jun. 12, 2020)
Ken, Lonnie, Julian, and Andrew discuss recent news items and tackle some topics from the bored.
Look! It's Rock 'N' Roll Ep.010 - Rockin' With Dokken (Jun. 19, 2020)
Julian, Mark, and Lonnie dig into Dokken's "Under Lock and Key" album from 1985!
Ep.308 - MetaliKISS: When KISS goes "Metal!" (Jun. 26, 2020)
Daniel, Lonnie, Julian, and Ken rank their top-10 KISS metal songs.
Ep.309 - Madness! (Jul. 3, 2020)
Daniel, Mark, Julian, and Ken discuss the method and seeming madness of catalog reissue campaign and other current topics.
Ep.310 - Best Bootleg Boxes and More! (Jul. 10, 2020)
Daniel, Lonnie, Julian, and Ken discuss their current ultimate bootleg boxes, recent video appearances by band members, and some KISS-related recordings to have been released! Listen HERE.
Ep.311 - 2017 Interview with Phil Ashley (Jul. 12, 2020)
With Paul Stanley announcing the passing of keyboard player Phil Ashley, we share this 2017 interview in which Phil shares details of his musical journey throughout the 1980s. The interview was originally conducted for the 2017 celebration of KISS' "Crazy Nights" album but covers other artists Phil worked with at the time. Listen HERE.
Ep.312 - A Watered-down KISS? (Jul. 17, 2020)
Daniel, Mark, Julian and Ken discuss strongest sequential album releases, Eric Carr at 70, and Joe Perry's comment about them being a watered-down version of themselves in the 1980s... Listen HERE.
Look! It's Rock 'N' Roll Ep.011 - Diversions? Presto! (Jul. 24, 2020)
Mark and Julian delve into a tangent from a previous KissFAQ Podcast, the Rush album "Presto" and some of their other high and low points from that band's catalogue! Listen HERE.
Ep.313 - The AnarKISS Takeover Show! (Jul. 24, 2020)
Ken, Lonnie, Daniel and Andrew take on some recent KISS and related news items and topics from the bored... Listen HERE.
Ep.314 - Eric Carr's Debut 40th Anniversary (Jul. 31 2020)
Lonnie, Michael and Julian look back at Eric Carr's 1980 Palladium debut and discuss vinyl announcements about KISS' "Unmasked" and Ace Frehley's "Origins Vol. 2"... Listen HERE.
Ep.315 - Ken Picks Some Current Board Topics! (Aug. 7, 2020)
Lonnie, Julian, Mark and Ken tackle some topics selected by Ken for us to discuss including the best of Gene 83-92, when it's all over, and more... Listen HERE.
Ep.316 - KISS 70's Kostumes Ranked & DP Unboxing! (Aug. 14, 2020)
Daniel, Julian, Mark and Ken rank their favorite KISS Originals Kostumes while Ken unpacks his new "Double Platinum" reissues mail -- did they survive? Listen HERE.
Ep.317 - The Creem of the Crop: Robert Duncan (Aug. 20, 2020)
Julian interviews author of the "Loudmouth: A Novel," Robert Duncan, who has also written a 1978 KISS biography, articles and reviews for Creem, Rolling Stone magazine and many others. Check out the book at https://www.duncanwrites.com/buy... Listen HERE.
Ep.318 - Ace's Thoughtful Jukebox: Origins II (Aug. 21, 2020)
Julian reviews Ace Frehley's "Origins, Vol. 2" album which is being released on September 18, 2020 via eOne. Listen HERE.
Look! It's Rock 'N' Roll Ep.012 - W.A.S.P. Chat #4 (Aug. 26, 2020)
Julian, Andy, and Bill discuss the W.A.S.P. album "Still Not Black Enough," and we don't forget "First Blood Last Cuts." Listen HERE.
Ep.319 - Twenty Years After the Farewell... (Aug. 28, 2020)
Lonnie, Ken, and Julian, look back on how the band originally planned and executed a Farewell strategy twenty years ago and how things didn't quite work out as planned... Or did they? Listen HERE.
Ep.320 - Special Guest: Erik Turner from Warrant (Sept. 4, 2020)
Andrew and Julian are joined by Warrant's Erik Turner for a discussion about music, opening for Paul Stanley on his 1989 solo tour, and working on KISStory II. The pair also discuss some recent topics of interest including "I'm Down," the new single from Ace Frehley's "Origins Vol. 2" album due Sept. 18... Listen HERE.
Ep.321 - Labor Day Special Episode! 50% Off! (Sept. 6, 2020)
Ken and Julian get together for a light-hearted look at burning board topics of the day, for this Labor Day special!... Listen HERE.
Look! It's Rock 'N' Roll Quick Review: Dokken's "Lost Songs: 1978-1981" (Sep. 7, 2020)
Julian is rokkin' with Dokken for a quick review of the new archival anthology "Lost Songs," which includes material dating back to the earliest part of Don Dokken's career. Listen HERE.
Ep.322 - PodKISStory Revisited: Ace Frehley's Origins (Sept. 8, 2020)
Ace Frehley is our focus on this "PodKISStory Refocused". This is an audio documentary about the early years of KISS, a joint program between the PodKISSt and KISSFAQ Podcast. A podcast for fans by fans, not official or endorsed. For entertainment only. Any samples of music or tv heard here remain the property of their owners. Opinions heard here do not necessarily reflect the views of our staff. If you like something you heard, buy it today! If you enjoy the show, like KISSFAQ or The PodKISSt on Facebook or Twitter and rate us on iTunes... Listen HERE.
Ep.323 - Alive! and a Bit More... (Sept. 11, 2020)
Lonnie, Ken, Andrew, and Julian talk select new ShopKissOnline "Alive" package merchandise items announced today as part of the celebration of that album's 45th anniversary, plus a few topics from the board... Listen HERE.
Look! It's Rock 'N' Roll Ep.013 - Listener's Pick: Queen's "Jazz" (Sep. 18, 2020)
Julian, David, Mark, and Ken discuss a listener's pick: Queen's "Jazz" album! Check out our thoughts on this album neatly sandwiched between "News of the World" and "The Game."
Ep.324 - We Go Space Ace Truckin' (Sept. 25, 2020)
Ken, Lonnie, Mark and Julian assemble a KissFAQ panel ranking of the songs on Ace's new "Origins Vol. 2" album. What hit, what missed, which was our favorite? Listen HERE.
Ep.325 - Hunger & Band Democracy (Oct. 2, 2020)
Ken, Lonnie, and Julian take on the end of the hunger within KISS, share some recent purchases, and try to determine whether band democracy is over-rated... Listen HERE.
Ep.326 - If 2020 Were a KISS Album (Oct. 9, 2020)
What if 2020 were a KISS album? Ken, Lonnie, Andrew and Julian compile their version of Ultimate Classic Rock's recent "the worst of KISS"... Listen HERE.
Look! It's Rock 'N' Roll Quick Review: Nick Mason's "Saucerful of Secrets" (Oct. 11, 2020)
Mark reviews "Live at the Roundhouse," a concert film by Nick Mason's "Saucerful of Secrets" featuring only pre-DSOTM material from Pink Floyd breathing life to an oft-neglected but not forgotten era of the band that echoes to this day... Listen HERE.
Look! It's Rock 'N' Roll Ep.014 - W.A.S.P. Chat #5 - K.F.D... (Oct. 14, 2020)
Julian, Andy, and Bill discuss the W.A.S.P. album "Still Not Black Enough," and we don't forget "First Blood Last Cuts." Listen HERE.
Look! It's Rock 'N' Roll Ep.015 - Eddie Van Halen, 1955-2020 (Oct. 16, 2020)
Julian, Mark, and David celebrate the classic era if Eddie Van Halen's band catalogue with their thoughts and memories from the album and musician...
Ep.327 - Friday Afternoon Random Board Topics (Oct. 17, 2020)
Ken, Lonnie, and Julian convene for an unplanned chat and sift through some recent KissFAQ board topics... Listen HERE.
Ep.328 - Updated "KISS in Japan!" (Oct. 21, 2020)
Julian is joined by Alain Bellicha, author of a new second edition of his book, "KISS in Japan," and also talk about, well, KISS in Japan! There's also a very special audio nugget played during this episode... The limited edition book is available for shipping now from firstname.lastname@example.org. 1 copy: 5,200 JPY; 2 copies: 9,200 JPY; 3 copies 13,250 JPY; 4 copies: 17,150 JPY... Listen HERE.
Look! It's Rock 'N' Roll Ep.016 - Sweet Desolation Boulevard (Oct. 23, 2020)
David, Mark, and Ken discuss the varying flavours of the Sweet's classic "Desolation Boulevard," an album chock full of glam goodness...
Look! It's Rock 'N' Roll New Release Focus: Projekt Gemineye "In The Year 3073, Book II" (Oct. 25, 2020)
Julian is joined by Canadian Progressive Metal/Rock artist Mark Anthony K, the mastermind behind Projekt Gemineye, for an exploration of his new album "In The Year 3073, Book II" being released Nov. 7, 2020. The first single, "Sacred Sons," is out NOW! Pre-orders for physical CDs start Nov. 1.
Check out the music, the artist, and their musical journey at: Bandcamp
Ep.329 - Tributes & Holloween... (Oct. 30, 2020)
Julian, Ken, and Andrew take on some Holloween topics from the board... Listen HERE.
Ep.330 - Topics from the Board XXXIV... (Nov. 6, 2020)
Julian, Ken, Mark and Andrew tackle some board topics: What's the one thing about HITS... Worst moment of the 80s... and more... Listen HERE.
Ep.331 - KISS Army Veterans (Nov. 12, 2020)
Julian, Ken, and Andrew tackle some board topics: Vinnie is wasting a great story, does "New York Groove" suck live, and more... Listen HERE.
Look! It's Rock 'N' Roll Ep.017 - Daniel's Painkiller! (Nov. 13, 2020)
Julian, Mark, and Daniel discuss the power and metallic glory of Judas Priest's definitive "PainKiller!"
Look! It's Rock 'N' Roll Ep.018 - "Power Up" Review... (Nov. 20, 2020)
Julian, Mark, Lonnie and Ken review the new AC/DC album, "Power Up."
Ep.332 - Dubai-Or-Not-Dubai... (Nov. 24, 2020)
Julian, Ken, and Andy discuss the Dubai KISS 2020 Goodbye Livestream in a bit more depth than anticipated... Listen HERE.
Ep.333 - The "Buffalo Rock City" Tribute (Nov. 27, 2020)
Julian is joined by John Jeffrey and Gene Schmidt, to discuss the new KISS tribute collaboration, "Buffalo Rock City," which will be released December 15, 2020. "Buffalo Rock City" contains 13 songs recorded by the best of the best musicians from Western New York AND numerous "celebrity guests!"
Check out the project at HERE or pre-order digital/physical album from Bandcamp... Listen HERE.
Look! It's Rock 'N' Roll Ep.19 - W.A.S.P. Chat #6 - Helldorado! (Nov. 27, 2020)
Julian, Bill, and Andy get out the ammonia to discuss W.A.S.P.'s eighth studio album, "Helldorado," released in May 1999... Listen HERE.
Ep.334 - KISS Comes Alive '96 (Dec. 4, 2020)
Lonnie, Ken and Julian discuss Andrew Sgambati's new fan film, "Alive '96" which airs on Vimeo and YouTube Dec. 11. Check out his Channel... Listen HERE.
Ep.335 - Kissmas Masquerade 2020 (Dec. 10, 2020)
Julian is joined by a Talisman, Jeremy Asbrock, and Neil Davis, organizer of the Kissmas Masquerade to discuss the streaming live event featuring the Talismen, Bruce Kulick, Jean Beauvoir, and many others, Dec. 18-19! Check out the event at https://kissmas2020.com/... Listen HERE.
Ep.336 - $225?... C'mon Man! (Dec. 11, 2020)
Ken and Lonnie take control and give their takes on the $225 KISS collectors edition box set on Kissonline, more Dubai news, KISSmas and more! Listen HERE.
Look! It's Rock 'n' Roll Ep.020 - Look! It's High 'N' Dry (Dec. 18, 2020)
Mark, Julian, Lonnie, and Ken dissect Def Leppard's heavy metal album, "High 'N' Dry," and it's not even Saturday Night! Listen HERE.
Ep.337 - Merry KISSmas Ya Animals! (Dec. 24, 2020)
Daniel, Ken, and Julian, hit the weeks news and rank the tracks on that festive log in a fireplace of an album, Animalize! Listen HERE.
Ep.338 - 20/20 Hindsight... (Dec. 31, 2020)
Daniel, Ken, and Julian, and Alex, just look back and talk about the positives of the last year and decade for them... Listen HERE.
Ep.339 - Dubai NYE Live Reaction! (Dec. 31, 2020)
Daniel, Ken, and Julian provide live commentary to the KISS 2020 Goodbye livestream and are joined at various times by friends old and new... 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.