Kiss And Motley Crue Donate $100,000 To Aurora Fund

They hope it will inspire others to support the cause. Meanwhile, Kiss have released samples of their re-mastered classic album "Destroyer: Resurrected", and say the band could live on long after Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons die.

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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," wrote Stanley.

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."

Do you prefer the new Kiss re-master more than the original version? Let us know in the comments.

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    Kain Highwind
    Only $100,000? You know Kiss is capable of donating so much more
    have you ever saw that much money dude? Do you realize how much is it OMG?! I can get my own stage with full equipment ...and pay Motley to play for me and ME only
    Peter didn't throw it away twice. Gene and Paul refused to offer him another contract when his last one expired. God Bless Ace and pete
    i never really liked Kiss but this is a god point for theme!
    To be fair KISS make like $2 million a show or so. So $100,000 is kinda not a lot.
    thats why motley and kiss rock everyone who is bitching about how much they have that doesn't mean shit atleast they are doing it