View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Live Vinyl release of Unplugged on Discogs.4/5(2). KISS 1st Worldwide Convention / Very Rare Program out of 5 stars 2 ratings. Currently unavailable. /5(2). Aug. 9, During the KISS My Ass Downunder Tour, KISS started a series of official KISS Konventions, put together by the band themselves. One of the biggest surprises at these conventions were KISS playing an unplugged set! The band had appeared on radio and TV through the years playing bits and pieces acoustically, but this was the first real acoustic concerts, something fans thought they .
Louisiana Superdome. Rosemont, Illinois. Rosemont Horizon. Ervin J. Nutter Center. Cleveland, Ohio. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh Civic Arena. New York City, New York. Madison Square Garden. Boston, Massachusetts.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico. San Diego, California. San Diego Sports Arena. Las Vegas, Nevada. Hirsch Memorial Coliseum. Most people don't think that KISS can play acoustically and still get a crowd going. I think he was impressed with the roar of the crowd We hoped that the convention could be an MTV piece, but Coletti decided to All The Way - Kiss - Unplugged Worldwide Kiss Convention 1995 / 96 (CD) a full-fledged Unplugged. That sounded great, but I don't think any of us were quite ready for the nightmare of what that really meant" Guitar Magazine, "Alive Again," Louis, MO on July 12, the day following the band's St.
Louis "Konvention. This session was conducted the day prior to the Montreal "Konvention" and included an interview session in front of a small studio audience of around 40 people.
Even at the early stages of discussion for the MTV unplugged show the status of Ace and Peter would be discussed. A reunion, of sorts, would add to the appeal of a KISS unplugged show and could only be beneficial in terms of promotion. According to Alex, "It was pretty clear to me that if we were going to do this thing, we had to do it right, which meant somehow featuring Ace and Peter along with the band. That was pretty much the consensus around, MTV too For whatever reason, Gene and Paul wanted the reunion to happen as much as we did.
In some ways the whole convention tour ended up being a warm up for this single event, and most of the material, including the obligatory "Rock And Roll All Nite," was well worked out by the time the band went to SONY.
The "Konvention" served as a test ground to see what material was working and what sort of material the fans were most receptive to. The actual form that the unplugged session took, with the reunion with Peter and Ace, had already been planned. When the tour kicked off in Los Angeles on June 17, Peter Criss, who lived in the area, had gotten in touch with Gene to see if he would mind if he, and his daughter, came to the event. Peter had already appeared at unofficial conventions for several years.
Gene didn't mind, for obvious reasons! Gene has suggested that, "Before the convention we got together and rehearsed with Peter. He tried playing drums, but it was substandard. So Eric Singer decided to play the drums behind Peter, while Peter just got up on a stool and sang.
Gene has put a certain amount of spin on Eric Singer apparently suggesting to Gene that it would not be very cool to have Peter at the Konvention, and not at least invite him to sing a song with the band. Even with the band rehearsing with Peter prior to the show, the appearance came off as spontaneous.
When Peter joined the band on stage he was warmly hugged by Gene. Gene recalled that when he and Paul got Peter on stage with them, apart from the obvious fan reaction, both he and Paul felt the pull of the past.
While Peter still had some misgivings about being on stage with his old cohorts those feelings disappeared once the music started. Peter, too, was ecstatic about the mini-Reunion, since playing with Gene and Paul for the first time in 17 years was a return to playing with the guys he'd found musical stardom with.
There was an obvious magic and excitement that became apparent the moment they hit the stage. Setting up for the MTV show would be a much more difficult task than involving Peter in a convention. According to Gene, when Peter was invited to appear on MTV with the band he jumped at the opportunity. Ace, on the other hand, was initially receptive to the idea but allegedly soon turned the invitation into protracted negotiations with numerous demands from his manager, George Sewitt.
According to Gene, "Then came a series of conversations where Ace wanted a suite, and then a pair of roadies, and them five thousand dollars for guitar strings and popcorn and peanuts. Gene makes Ace seem unreasonable, though he would have been completely aware of the importance of having both Peter and Ace as part of the show. Ace would certainly have known that he was the "Ace" card and may simply have taken the opportunity to feel out his clout anticipating further negotiations for other projects later One unexpected problem between transitioning from the "Konvention" shows to the MTV performance was the definition of "unplugged.
When they said no electrics, they meant it. Paul came to me early on and said that the Chet Atkins electro-acoustics we had been using weren't going to be allowed for the show. I had been running them through a SansAmp pedal during the conventions to get a tiny bit of distortion during solos, and it sounded a bit more Strat-like than an acoustic, so I was cheating a little then. But MTV wanted none of that.
They wanted real acoustics That wasn't going to be so easy for us So we had acoustics brought in from all over. Martins, Takamines, Ovations, Epiphones. I ended up using an Ovation Elite, because I could rip more on that than on a Martin. It was also something that I knew I could step on that would lift me above the band's volume.
And that was okay with MTV, as long as I used an acoustic guitar. Their criterion was basically 'if the guitar doesn't have a hole in it, you can't use it" Guitar Magazine, "Alive Again," Gene played a Kramer Ferrington acoustic bass. Peter's band "Criss" opened for Ace's band on a tour that provided a heavy dose of nostalgia. For Ace and Peter, they had one additional piece of work to do before heading off on their own tour.
In a special ceremony Criss got to place his handprints and signature in cement. The following month July 25 Ace was also honored with induction, along All The Way - Kiss - Unplugged Worldwide Kiss Convention 1995 / 96 (CD) the late Eric Carr.
Eric's parents joined Ace for the event. Since Ace and Eric had been close, and had remained so following Ace's departure from the band, it was only fitting for the two to be inducted together. It was certainly something of an emotional event for both Ace and Eric's parents and an honor that many fans had felt had been too long in coming. For whatever problems the "Konvention" tour presented the band, Paul thought of it in terms of success since it returned them to close confines with the die-hard fans.
Gene also liked the closeness to the fans, but was slightly more interested in the control and economic aspects of the tour. The "Konvention" cut out the middlemen out of touring. Using hotel ballrooms cut out the issues of legal liability and food services, while providing a suitable location for the shows. While the set list for the unplugged session rarely varied tremendously, the band did attempt to recapture some spontaneity much to the excitement of the fans who shouted out, and occasionally got, some obscure material attempted.
The attempts at obscure material challenged Bruce no end, with him either not knowing or remembering solos. It wasn't just Gene and Paul who forgot or couldn't remember material from the band's large back catalog. The spontaneity let the band to experiment with a great deal of rare music during the tour.
Be it partial songs, bass lines or guitar riffs, there was a definite willingness on the band's part to try and make the sets interesting. While there was no way that they would ever be able to remember the whole catalog of songs that they had recorded just making the effort both teased and satisfied somewhat the fans. For the most part, the material showed a broad spectrum of the band's catalog, though some fans may have been a bit uneasy when the band attempted "Shock Me," almost sacrilege to Ace's signature tune!
The latter of these songs would become a mainstay in the acoustic set. Even "average" fans would get an opportunity to sing with the band, and sometimes the band would simply let the audience do the singing when they forgot the lyrics to songs.
Fans who had paid the price of admission were made to feel more a part of a family than ever before.
The band took over a rehearsal room at SIR studios from August 5 to get down to the serious business of trying to perform together again. Even though only three songs were planned to be performed by the original lineup plenty of work had to be done, especially on "Beth," a song that had only ever been recorded acoustically by Dick Wagner, rather than Ace.
According to Alex Coletti, "KISS' acoustic convention sets were pretty All The Way - Kiss - Unplugged Worldwide Kiss Convention 1995 / 96 (CD) by our standards - stomp boxes and amps were used - so much work was required to get the Unplugged show together. Working around six hours per night, the current lineup of the band would rehearse for four-hours, with Ace and Peter joining for the final two.
According to Alex, "Ace and Peter arrived on time, and there were hugs and smiles all around. We sat down and ran through the Unplugged drill, discussing everything from micing techniques to stage entrances. It was weird for Bruce and Eric to put down their gear and become spectators, but you could tell they understood the importance of what was taking place and were enjoying it.
It was the first time the four of us had performed together in 15 years. To be honest with you, the magic was still there.
We put aside all the BS and bad feelings Ace had wanted to do one of his signature songs in the performance, "Shock Me. This forced him to change his selection to "2, Man," after attempting "New York Groove. Alex recalled the arrangement of the song: "Paul actually had it down, so he worked it out with Ace, while Gene came up with a bass line.
Peter, who'd been performing the song nightly with his new band, had planned on a percussion box, he'd gotten from Gene years earlier throughout the song, but I felt it made his singing stiff, so he wound up performing without it for the show. It was clear that the band wanted and album and video out of the project.
By the time the group was well enough rehearsed with their former members the filming of the session took place in a mammoth four-hour session at SONY. Ace's daughter Monique was one of the lucky audience members, and possibly one of the few who knew for sure what would be happening.
The filming required several songs to have several takes and allowed the band to banter. Ace recalled the reunion segment of the show, "The whole thing went a lot smoother than I thought it would - emotionally, musically and personally There were times when people could have said things to each other, maybe pushed each other around a bit - but there was none of that.
We've all grown up a lot since the old days, and now there's a lot of mutual respect among us" Guitar World Magazine 9, Perhaps one of those times he was referring to was "Louie Louie," which elicited a minor comment from Gene, which Ace didn't respond to. Ace, just be being himself, essentially stole the stage when he came out. Following the filming, mayhem within the fan community let loose with new rumors concerning the obvious next step flying around the internet on an almost daily basis.
US release is November ISC date will be November Track listing and artwork are not yet finalized, but we expect delivery of both next week.
It is probable that this album will also have a limited release on vinyl" via Otaku. With the broadcast not even having taken place Mercury soon had to retract the statement when issues arose with MTV. The arguments with MTV continued for some time as negotiations took place for the release of the performance as an album and video. The entire studio was covered with KISS related imagery, too!
The setlist was more or less the same songs performed on the Konvention Tour, with a few adjustments! The band was playing completely unplugged, unlike on the tour, where Gene had played an ordinary electric bass, All The Way - Kiss - Unplugged Worldwide Kiss Convention 1995 / 96 (CD) Bruce's guitar had been put through an amplifier, giving him the right lead sound. In the MTV studio the band was forced to play without these "cheats"! The band perfomred this one three times to make sure it was done right.
The other surprise was Peter Criss All The Way - Kiss - Unplugged Worldwide Kiss Convention 1995 / 96 (CD) Ace Frehley appearing on stage, and for the first time since the tour the original foursome played together before an audience! They performed two songs together before Eric Singer and Bruce Kulick rejoined them on stage, and played along for the last two songs.
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The Site from Fans for Fans! Send your news to News kissnews. Hast Du irgendwelche Neuigkeiten? Schicke sie an News kissnews. Set list: Setlist there was no set setlist for these shows, but they played these songs at every show : 1.
Unplugged Conventions: Live at Melbourne, Australia 7/2/ Live at Sydney, Australia 12/2/ (tracks of Disc 2). All The Way performed by KISS. Requested by KISSANIMALIZE. I heard that when the photo was shot Peter Criss was so drunk that Paul Stanley held him! This son. Kiss Unplugged is an MTV Unplugged album by American rock band Kiss. On August 9, , the band performed on MTV Unplugged. Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons contacted former members Peter Criss and Ace Frehley and invited them to participate. Fan reaction to Criss and Frehley at the show was so positive that, in , the original lineup of Kiss reunited, with all four original members together for the first time since .
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