Touring buddies Kiss
and Motley Crue
will donate $100,000 to the Aurora Victim Relief Fund in aid of those affected by the massacre in Colarado last month.
They made the pledge in Denver last Wednesday (August 8) while touring North America, and hope it inspires others to donate money to the fund, as Paul Stanley
wrote in a statement (via NME
"The terror these innocent victims of the Aurora massacre must have experienced and the profound loss their families now face is unimaginable. We hope that our small gesture helps inspire others to band together in compassion and financial support for all involved in this unspeakable tragedy,"
Meanwhile, Kiss 1976 classic album has been re-mixed, re-mastered and will be re-released as "Destroyer: Resurrected"
. Its producer Bob Ezrin
took the original master tracks back to the mixing desk to give it a modern polish. You can hear brand new clips
of the re-mastered album on Amazon.
Finally, Stanley says that Kiss could outlive both him and Gene Simmons and could theoretically live on forever. "The band is bigger than its members,"
said Stanley (via Blabbermouth
). "It only takes four like-minded people with a similar outlook and talent to further the cause and continue Kiss."
Would he welcome back the other two founding members, Peter Criss
and Ace Frehley
"Never! You only get so many opportunities and so many chances. And while I don't wish them any ill will at this point, most people are fortunate to win the lottery once. When you win it twice, and throw it away, the opportunities are gone."
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