Since our first interview past almost 5
years, how your life really changed for this time?
It's been a rollercoaster, like all our lives
are. I've lost a few close friends, and that's very sad and hard to deal
with. I've also had many more successes come my way from working hard.
Musically, I've played keyboards with the band "Angel"
with a new DVD coming out. I have a new book out called "Rock
& Roll War Stories". It's very funny and getting
great reviews. I'm finishing another book about my experiences playing with
Angel called On a Wing and a Prayer with "Angel".
May be it's a little late, but how is your
latest book "Rock & Roll War Stories" selling well?
It is doing very well. I've gotten nothing but
great reviews. Everyone who reads it says it is very fun and entertaining.
Tell me the truth, as you announced in the
last interview about sending pictures in uniform, how many russian girls
write to you?
A few girls e-mailed me. We have a few
scandinavian girls in the book from you guys. Thanks very much!
Which photos were sent to you by fans most
The naked ones!
Since 1999 year Kiss never play in Russia,
can you believe it?
I'm very surprised they haven't. Gene is
missing out on the Russian rock music market.
Some fans afraid Kiss never comes to
It's a shame.
May be you can tell us latest news bits
about Kiss right from USA?
I don't have any news. The closest person to
KISS I see the most now is Bruce Kulick.
What on your mind now, what are working on
Musically, I am working with a 12 piece big
band with a horn section and 2 female singers in New York. Also, working on
the books and DVD. I will also be at the Norway KISS Expo in September along
with Bob McAdams and Wendy Moore.
My interview with you was stolen by one
guy, yes published without my permission.
Why he stole it?
The last interview we did very interesting
to read to this moment. Even I told him stop this publication, the guy says
"fuck you" words to me (sorry for this!). I can't catch him, 'coz this is
ukrainian who timely living in Germany.
That sucks, I'm very sorry to hear this!
What you think about all this problems with
authoring material starting with big internet influence?
It is very hard to control.
Did you hear Howard Stern Show with Ace
Frehley? What you realize from this?
Ace ran away from the interview. From the answers Ace gave he hasn't
changed much all these years. How many times can he tell fans his new CD is
coming out very soon? He's been saying that since 1989.
Is it true you was on line waiting for
connection with Ace Frehley?
Can you tell us some details about Howard
Gary Dell'Abate (Howard Stern's producer)
called me and Wendy Moore and had us waiting on the line for Howard Stern to
introduce during the Interview.
Some time ago you was making Guest
appearance on Cincinnati Kiss Expo, how it goes so far? Is everything was
The Cincinatti Expo was a lot of fun. I met
Wendy Moore for the first time. It was also Bob McAdams first Expo
appearance. Everyone at the Expo was very nice to us.
And you were all three Controversial Kiss
Tell-All Authors Appearance? Why? This is good idea, who decided run this
The publicist (Brittany Valentine) at Pitbull
Publishing Book Company put it together. It's great for the Convention
people as it is very entertaining to have us all there. Especially for the
Questions from the Kiss fans. Here are some photos from the event:
Speaking about Rock & Roll War Stories Book,
is any there Kiss stories inside of it?
Yes, very funny stories about all of them. The
guys from Danger Danger had real funny Gene Simmons stories.
Did you have already Kiss & Tell DVD-Rom
It is ready for sale but it's not released
yet. I think the company is waiting for the best possible time to release
You did Q&A session on Concinnati Kiss
Expo, what question was more interesting?
The best questions were for Bob McAdams since
he was there at the very beginning of KISS. Someone asked Bob McAdams if he
still had the pyramid hat. That was a very funny question if you remember
that story in the KISS & Tell book. Someone else asked Wendy Moore what
Ace's favorite sex position was?
If it not a secret, how much your books
were sold, quantity?
More than I ever would imagine!
Do you plan make reissue of your books with
a hard cover or some kind of collector's box?
Actually, Bob and I are working on that right
now. Bob recently found many old photos that were never seen by anyone. We
plan on putting them in the new edition of "Kiss &
Were you was on September 11? We all were
shocked terroristic act in USA. How it impact or effected on you?
I live 15 miles away from where the Trade
Center was. I saw the smoke from my house. My girlfriend at the time almost
got killed as she was only a few blocks away when the plane hit. 9/11 has
left a huge mark on me as a person. I and my best friend went down there
that weekend to help with the mess. You can see it as any times as you can
on television, it's not the same when you see it in person. The smell was
the worst part.
Did you know before Wendy Moore,
the author of "Into The Void... With Ace Frehley"
The publishing company that signed my contract
signed with her. I didn't meet her until a few weeks ago in Cincinatti.
Did you find some same cross facts about
Ace Frehley in her book? The same conclusions?
When I read it, I believed it 100%. Everything
she said about Ace rang true.
What the future for Kiss you see on
I can only guess. You'd have to ask Gene
Simmons and Paul Stanley and I think they don't even know the answer!
Are you playing or performing now with some
I'm still recording with many bands and I play
with a 12 piece New York band right now.
I'll be wonder if you say you have one more
"Kiss & Tell" book?
Bob and I are working on a new hard cover
version of KISS & Tell with lots of new material and photos.
The Last question, did my english better
from the last time, hope you can understand it all?
I 100% undertsood you. A lot of improvement (I
Any last words to your book's readers,
Russian Kiss fans?
Thank you. I love hearing from fans around the
world and Russia is a very special place I would like to visit very soon.
Especially Star City. I would love to see the space station there.