KISS and VH1 Classic are gearing up on- air and online for the release of the KISSology: Volume Two 1978-1991 DVD. On Friday, August 10 at 9:00 PM VH1 Classic will premiere KISSology: The Volume 2 Special a one-hour special hosted by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. The two discuss some of the band's great moments seen on the upcoming KISSology DVD. Also featured is never-before-seen footage from the DVD including exclusive interviews, music videos and rare footage of the band during the KISSteria years. Then at 10:00 PM the network will premiere VH1 Classic in Concert: KISS: Live from Sydney. The concert will also be available and archived for on-demand viewing on VH1Classic.com, beginning today, one day before its on-air debut on VH1 Classic.
"VH1 Classic has always been about bringing the classic music of the 70's and 80's to the channel's die-hard fans," said Tom Calderone, Executive Vice President and General Manager, VH1. "With the successful launch of the new VH1Classic.com earlier this year, we are now able to give our viewers more ways to watch the music and bands they love, such as this rare Kiss concert event from Sydney."
The Sydney concert, which took place on 11/22/80 will feature performances of KISS hits including: Detroit Rock City, Cold Gin, Strutter, Shandi, Calling Dr. Love, Is That You, I Was Made For Lovin' You, Love Gun, Rock And Roll All Nite and Black Diamond.
Footage from the Sydney, Australia concert will also be available on the VH1 Classic Records' release KISSology: Volume Two 1978-1991, the second installment of the definitive 3-part collection on DVD Tuesday, August 14, 2007.
KISSology: Volume Two 1978-1991 is an expanded 3 disc set boasting nearly 7 hours of rare or never-before-seen footage featuring notorious television interviews and early KISS music videos. Volume two follows KISS from the height of mid 70's KISSteria, through the departure of Peter and Ace, the KISS unmasking and the Eric Carr years. Additionally, this DVD set includes the previously never-before-seen European theatrical version of the 1978 cult classic KISS film -- "Kiss In Attack of the Phantoms" -- complete with scenes not seen in the U.S. version.
The new VH1Classic.com has quickly resonated with users. Since its launch in April, 2007 time spent on the site has increased 31 percent per unique visitor. To learn more about these series and other VH1 Classic series and specials visit VH1Classic.com.