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"Detroit Rock City" Soundtrack Mention in EW
KISS-UPS: You might assume that the soundtrack to "Detroit Rock City," the upcoming summer flick about four kids trying to get into a sold-out 1978 KISS concert, would be full of KISS tunes. While there will be one new song (the Diane Warren-penned "Nothing Can Keep Me From You") and three oldies from KISS, the CD will also include '90s artists remaking '70s hits. Confirmed tracks for the album, scheduled for a July 27 release, include Marilyn Manson covering AC/DC ("Highway to Hell"); Pantera, Ted Nugent ("Cat Scratch Fever"); Everclear, Thin Lizzy ("The Boys Are Back In Town"); Drain sth, T. Rex ("20th Century Boy"). KISS member (and "Detroit Rock City" coproducer) Gene Simmons, the formost proponent of what he calls "KISS-tianity," thinks the soundtrack might as well be a KISS album: "It looks like a hit. It's our 33rd or 34th album, something like that....Do we still have the cover [of EW] when the movie comes out?"
Contributed By: Entertainment Weekly
"Detroit Rock City" Movie Trailer / Austin Powers
Just returned from an advance screening of Austion Powers (which is pretty funny if you go into it with an open mind), and as promised, the 'Detroit Rock City' trailer made its' debut. Very cool trailer with a LOT of KISS references. Looked really funny. One major disappointment about the trailer, though. No shots of the actual band or the live footage shot in Hamilton. Guess we'll have to wait till the movie is released to see how it turned out on film.
Contributed By: James Dunn
KISS Nite At The Ball Park III
Just a quick note. If you are attending the KISS Nite at the Ballpark III in South Bend, IN this weekend you are in for a big treat. I just confirmed today that Bill Starkey (Founder of the KISS Army) will be throwing out the game ball! Also the tribute band Detroit Rock City will be performing before and after the game. Should be a great time. I will be there along with Bill, so if you see us say hi. In case you are interested in attending here are the details:
KISS Nite at the Ballpark III, South Bend, IN, Saturday June 12, 1999, Stanley Covelski Stadium, Game to start at 7pm doors open at 5pm.
Contributed By: Steve Stierwalt