Out today is KISS Rocks Vegas, a CD and home video package documenting a show from the group's November 2014 residency at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Sin City.
The film screened in theaters for one night only on May 25, and Paul Stanley tells us that he and the band really enjoyed the idea of hunkering down in one place for several shows:
"The idea of being able to put together a show that wouldn't have to travel was really intriguing...The best analogy I can come up with is when you see one of those ships inside a bottle and you try to figure out how they got it in there. They got it in a piece at a time, and you can't take it out. So we had the luxury of being able to, for lack of a better description, to be able to put together something akin to a stadium show inside a venue that's smaller than we would normal play, so the challenge of it was just something we thought we could rise to, and I think it was fabulous. It's one of easily my favorite stage shows that we've had. Without the concern of breaking it down daily to move it on, I think we put together something that exemplifies everything that KISS is, so I totally enjoyed it and the reviews were ecstatic and raves and I would love to do it again."
KISS is currently on the road through September 10, with its annual KISS Kruise departing November 4 from Miami.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.