Dec 29, 2020

KISS, Danzig, Funko Pops!, and more

Category: Live Reviews

Rumors started circulating that original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley would rejoin the band for their New Years Eve show on 12/31/20 but Space Ace Frehley squashed that rumor by posting via his social media pages that he would not be joining the band in Dubai and that he was currently in Nashville, TN working on his next record.

In related KISS news Dead Sled coffee announced that they would be partnering with KISS for a new KISS/Dead Sled brew and that there would be KISS Coffee mugs released to coincide with the release.  KISS previously released their own coffee at their defunct Coffee House.  

Paul Stanley announced via his social media pages that he had a new Ibanez guitar model which he would debut at the 12/31/20 Dubai concert.  The above photo was taken at KISS rehearsals for the bands Dubai pay-per-view concert.  The new guitar sports a Gibson styled body with his traditional Ibanez Ice Man neck.  No release date has been announced for the new Paul Stanley model guitar.

FUNKO Pops! announced several new licenses for 2021 and the two most interesting are for HBO series "Eastbound and Down" (March 2021 release date) and Netflix series "Ozark" (Release date TBA).  Funko Pops! recently released Slipknot figures.  "Eastbound and Down" features actor Danny McBride as down and out former baseball star Kenny Powers and the show has a rabid cult following.  Netflix show "Ozark" will air it's series finale in 2021.

KIX frontman Steve Whiteman posted this adorable photo of himself in his new Christmas Sweater.  This is the first year in over a decade that KIX did not perform their annual "KIX-mas" shows for the Maryland/DC/Virginia area.  

Faster Pussycat frontman Taime Downe posted a cute photo of his family (Girlfriend & Dog) via his social media accounts.  

Last, but certainly not least are two personal photos of Glenn Danzig which his current girlfriend posted this holiday season (December 2020).  Glenn has always kept his personal life very private; Ashley Michele Wisdom (Star of Glenn's movie "Verotika") posted a photo of a barefoot Glenn wrapping Christmas gifts and another photo of herself, her daughter, and Glenn.  When a fan asked her if she was interested in having a child with Glenn she replied, "Yes, one day."  Glenn's second movie, a spaghetti western titled "Death Rider In The House of Vampires" is slated for a 2021 release.

Author: Bob Suehs