I really enjoy the music of KISS. I have seen them as far back as the “Love Gun” tour in the summer of 1977 and then again on the 1979 “Dynasty” tour, with both shows at The Fabulous L.A. Forum.
For me, it has been really hard to obtain any real quantity of signatures for this band without attending autograph conventions, in store signings and “meet and greets” – all of which require investing a great deal of travel, time off of work, and lots on expense (lots of expense).
Though there have been several line-up changes to this band over the years, resulting in a group of very good musicians who are a pleasure to see in concert. I rather not be part of all that “I like this version better than that version” or “the original version is the only version” kind of talk. Every member of this amazing band is an amazing version. I appreciate the 4 founding members as well as THE POWER and THE ENERGY that Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer currently bring to these live shows. I will SHOUT THAT OUT LOUD!
Thank You Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss and Gene Simmons as well as Eric Singer, Tommy Thayer and also Bob Kulick for all the generosity in helping me amass this huge abundance of KISS autographed memorabilia and having so very fun while obtaining.
FULLY SIGNED INNER POSTER TOUR BOOK PAGE
It took several years, with travel to multiple states, attending quite a few
conventions and “Meet and Greet’s”, but perseverance does pay off.
Fully signed inner poster sleeve from the 1997 KISS Tour Book.
Though these signatures came with a prepaid price, I still feel incredibly lucky to have met each of the members of this legendary band, get to speak with them, and receive the signed memorabilia you see on this page.
SHOUT IT OUT LOUD!
(images and autographs, hopefully, from the 2019 tour to follow)
The above images, poster, albums and all other items were obtained at the
KISS MINI GOLF at The Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
and autographed by Ace Frehley, on Saturday October 27, 2018.
The following photographs were taken by myself at the event:
THIS GIANT ALMOST 6 FEET HIGH CARBOARD STAND-UP
was pre-signed by Ace Frehley in black marker and then counter-signed in blue marker
in front of me on Saturday October 27, 2018 at the Kiss Mini Golf in Las Vegas.
I have no problem with “paying per signature”.
I much prefer this system “all things considered” then trying to obtain
artists signatures on the streets. The quality and certainty is in most cases worth it.
The following are images from the 2018 LAS VEGAS ROCK and ROLL FANTASY CAMP.
If you are a fellow classmate, counselor and/or a celebrity, or anyone else, feel free to take/steal/use any of these following images for your usage, free of charge. However, like all images on this website, they and everything else you see is copyrighted. Please make sure you give credit to www.rockandrollcollection.com and all will be 1000% okie dokie. Cheers!!!
Thank you to everyone who made this weekend so special.
The Las Vegas ROCK AND FANTASY ROLL CAMP
was held on October 4th – 7th, 2018.
Tommy Thayer appeared on Friday October 5th.
Paul Stanley appeared on Sunday October 7th.
Both men signed hundreds of autographs for the students and counselors that attended.
As well, they performed with the various house bands and posed for endless photos.
Paul helped complete several items that are now added to my collection of autographed KISS memorabilia.
Equally to meeting the celebrities were as well, meeting so many other R&R Fans!!
Bob Kulick was a special surprise guest on Friday October 5th, 2018.
Back in the 1970’s, KISS sold many what are now iconic and very rare/in demand posters:
There was the 1976 Bicentennial Poster,
There was the 1976 New York City Poster,
and there was the 1977 individual Alive II Posters.
I currently have at least one of each of the above posters and all are in various stages of trying to get Ace, Gene, Paul and Peter to sign them.
These posters once fully signed, will indeed become a very rare KISS item of memorabilia, that very few, if any own, and rarely comes to market or are found in any collection.
(more signed poster to come, once completed)
GENE SIMMONS VAULT EXPERIENCE:
LOS ANGELES and LAS VEGAS
The following images and autographs are from The Gene Simmons Vault Experience
on Saturday January 6, 2018 at Capitol Records in Los Angeles
and from May 26, 2018 at The Rio Hotel in Las Vegas.
ONCE, was just not enough………………..
The VAULTS, waiting to be given away on January 6th (and then the 7th)
at The Capital Records building in Hollywood.
Gene Simmons, myself and a batch of vaults at Capitol Records in Hollywood
on January 6, 2018 for the release of his signed “Vault”,
Gene signed 9 autographs for me including a full and private “Meet and Greet” and photo.
GENE SIMMONS and I at the January 6, 2018 Vault Experience.
This was the very first “performance” of this giant year long world wide Vault Tour.
The above 4 photographs of Gene at his Vault, were all signed by Gene Simmons
on January 6, 2018 at his very first “Vault Experience” of his 2018 worldwide tour.
Paul Stanley, Myself and Gene Simmons in Las Vegas on May 26, 2018.
Myself with my second obtained vault this time autographed by
Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley in Las Vegas on May 26, 2018.
Former KISS member Bob Kulick
Bob Kulick signed the back of an LP, in Las Vegas
while attending the Gene Simmons Vault, on May 26, 2018.
MY AUTOGRAPHED KISS ALBUMS
The following autographed KISS albums were all obtained
from 2015 – 2018 at various costly and often quite crowded
Conventions and Meet & Greets in the states of
Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
Obtaining KISS signatures are some of the most “costly” autographs I have obtained
and that you will see within this website and my collection.
It has required great travel and even greater expense.
In addition to the above fully signed KISS albums,
I have the following ACE FREHLEY solo album “BRONX BOY”
(and further on down are the KISS 1978 solo albums)
Autographed by Ace Frehley at “The Belly Up”
in Solana Beach on Thursday August 9, 2018.
Signed drumhead by Ace Frehely, Peter Criss, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley,
Ordered and shipped through their online website.
After the following October 31, 1998 promo for their Dodger Stadium performance
are two fully autographed concert posters sold at the event that were later signed by all four band members.
Not only have I not seen anywhere with any other collector or in any other collection these posters signed, Peter Criss stated in 2015 that he has never seen these posters before. This leads me to believe that there is a very strong likelihood that these may be the only two autographed and real, fully signed band posters from this tour. If that is so……
…….HOW RARE OF A KISS ITEM WOULD YOU SAY THESE ARE?
Both of the above very rare Psycho Circus posters were sold (unsigned) only
at the October 31, 1998 Dodger Stadium performance.
I took me 3 years and 4 states to finally complete all 4 signatures on both posters. To date, I have never seen anyone else or any where else having these posters fully autographed.
I am complemented constantly about having these signed posters in my collection.
THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THREE YEARS and THREE STATES:
It took me 3 years and 3 full trips to the states of
Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Oregon to get this 1996/1997 Tour Book fully signed by each member.
This is an amazing signed collectable of extreme rare KISS memorabilia.
Punisher Bass, sold directly from the Gene Simmons Meet & Greet at
TOWER RECORDS on the SUNSET STRIP
at the price of $1500.00, signed November 20, 2001.
(Gene now sells it, as of 11/1/2018, for $5000.00 on his website)
Autographed promo photo signed by Gene Simmons at KLOS Radio in 1996.
Autographed page from the 1996/1997 World Tour program
signed by Gene Simmons at KLOS Radio on May 29, 2009.
Both of the two above concert pages were signed by Gene Simmons at the
very first “Vault Experience” on 2018, on January 6th at Capitol Records in Hollywood.
The two above black bordered photos were obtained through
the KISS/WHEREHOUSE website and the other three Tour Book Pages
were signed by Paul in Las Vegas on Sunday October 7, 2018.
The above 3 non make-up images of Ace Frehely were pre-signed and sold
at the merchandise booth at The Belly Up in Solana Beach on August 9, 2018.
Collecting autographs need not be made to be even harder as shown by the above 6 signed photographs. Each photo of Ace Frehely was photographed between 2015 and 2018, then signed by Ace at The Greek Theater on August 12, 2018.
Thus requiring two encounters to “complete” each item of the Spaceman.
The above two autographs are signed pages from a KISS Tour Book
and where autographed by Ace Frehley at The Greek Theater on August 12, 2018.
Though its a paid Meet and Greet or convention, Ace Frehley is extremely kind and generous at his signings, often signing more than just his name………………
He also at times sells pre-signed photographs at his concerts. I cannot say enough kind words for the Ace Frehely TEAM that coordinates his Meet and Greets. They allow usually up to 5 items signed and diligently care greatly that a clear and proper photogtraph is taken of you with Ace and that your experience is a reasonably fulfilled one.
John Ostrosky (Ace’s Tour Manager) does an excellent job with Ace’s Meet & Greet’s.
The following autographed items of memorabilia, as well as other items on this page, were all signed in person by Peter Criss at:
Mad Monster Party convention in Phoenix on May 9, 2015,
The Texas Frightmare Weekend convention, Dallas on Friday April 29, 2016,
KISS Expo at the Raleigh Studios, Los Angeles, on January 28, 2017.
THUS FAR, these three times are the onIy times I have met Peter Criss.
On each of the three occasions, Peter was especially so very friendly, warming to all his fans, and took time to personally express his love, sincere thanks, and admiration for all who came out to see him and purchase signed items of memorabilia. Both he and his beautiful wife Gigi as well as his his team, were simply as nice and as kind as can be as they greeted each fan individually.
Complete set of the 4 individual 1978 KISS solo LP’s,
each fully signed.
PAUL STANLEY and GENE SIMMONS:
Both autographed in Tucson, Az., AVA Casino Del Sol Amphitheater concert,
prior to “Meet and Greet”, on July 4, 2016.
Autographed at the “TEXAS FRIGHTMARE WEEKEND” convention in Dallas, TX,
on April 29, 2016.
Autographed at the “ALL THINGS THAT ROCK” Expo in Oaks, PA,
on October 3, 2015.
In addition to the above 4 autographed solo albums, these
following signed albums I obtained are also part of my collection:
THE FOLLOWING AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS HAVE BEEN INDIVIDUALLY AUTOGRAPHED BY PETER CRISS, ACE FREHLEY, PAUL STANLEY AND OR GENE SIMMONS AT THE FOLLOWING DATES AND LOCATIONS
Borders Books in Northridge, June 30, 2003
Borders Books in Westwood, July 9, 2008
Barnes and Noble, The Grove/Los Angeles, February 8, 2010
Barnes and Noble, New York City, November 3, 2011
Bookends, Ridgewood/Glen Rock, NJ, November 4, 2011
(among also at various other places (too many to remember them all), also ordered from In-Store signings at Book Stores and shipped direct after the event, through KISS/ONLINE, and at the merchandise booth at concerts both in Phoenix and Eugene in 2016.)
Signed by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS, their “AUCTION” catalog held at The Paramount Studios Theatre in Hollywood on June 24th/25th, 2000.
Everyone who registered for the auction received a signed catalog lot book. This one was my copy. Up for bid were costumes, stage equipment, props, drawings and lyrics, instruments, tour itineraries, and so much more (much dating back to the very early 1970’s). Needless to say at the prices all the items were going for, even the cheap items were something I just could not afford.
Ace Frehley and I at the post concert “Meet and Greet”
at The Greek Theater on August 12, 2018.
Ace Frehley and I at the post concert “Meet and Greet”
at The Belly Up in Solana beach on August 9, 2018.
Ace Frehley and I at the Gene Simmons VAULT appearance
at capital Records in Hollywood on January 6, 2018.
Ace Frehley and I at the Saban Theater after concert Meet & Greet
February 4, 2017 at about 1am, following his February 3, 2017 concert.
Peter Criss and I at the Raleigh Studios for the 2017 KISS Expo January 28, 2017
AT THE RIO HOTEL & CASINO IN LAS VEGAS
the empire of KISS will take your money faster than you can spend your money.
FAST FOREWARD TO 2016: THE EQUALLY AS IMPORTANT AND EQUALLY AS TALENTED AND SO VERY EXCITING
and so very enjoyable in concert is the current line-up of KISS that includes and keeps on rocking with members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer.
As a am winding down my collecting of the Ace Frehley and Peter Criss line-up of KISS, I am just now in 2016 starting to increase my collecting of the current line-up of KISS. And why not, Eric and Tommy are so enjoyable in concert and even more so, are great, great, great, guys to meet and talk with. So genuine!!
KISS memorabilia and autographs continue as the band continues. Though the original line-up still is the classic KISS, I too come full circle and will begin to concentrate my efforts even more and enjoy all that is Tommy, Eric, Gene and Paul.
Finally, on July 4th, 2016, I can say that I meet in person, each member of the 2016 version of the band KISS. I now through different dates and Meet and Greets and conventions had met each of the 4 members of this legendary band including the very talented and super cool Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer.
Both of the above images were part of the KISS 2016 “Freedom Of Rock Tour”, during the “Meet and Greet’s” at Tucson, Arizona, on July 4, 2016 (me only) and in Eugene, Oregon, July 9, 2016, (me and my wife). The guys provided a pre-concert/mini concert, photo ops, and signed a ton of personal memorabilia. It was indeed a dream fulfilled!
A TRUE MUSICAL WISH WITH THIS AMAZING BAND!!
Fully signed color 8X10 by the 2014 (to date) line up of KISS purchased directly from their website in 2014 of rarities, autographed items and deep treasures.
This is a pre-signed KISS drumhead autographed by Eric Singer
purchased during the KISS “Meet and Greet” in Eugene, Oregon on July 9, 2016.
KISS has made it very easy these last 10 years to purchase signed memorabilia
(as long as you can afford their prices).
ALWAYS, the very kind, friendly and most generous Eric Singer.
Such an extremely very cool guy!!
(working on more images and more autographs from this current line-up)