December 2, 2003

According to, KISS manager Doc McGhee has confirmed that KISS are in talks with DEF LEPPARD about possibly touring together next year. As reported here yesterday, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has told the Associated Press that KISS will take a break from touring following their final dates with AEROSMITH later this month and will return to the road in April. A September 2004 European outing is also possible, according to McGhee.

In related news, former KISS drummer Eric Singer (ALICE COOPER, BLACK SABBATH) played a few songs with QUEEN in South Africa for 46664 - The Concert, hosted by Nelson Mandela, at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town. Other acts on the bill included EURYTHMICS, BOB GELDOF, BEYONCE, PAUL OAKENFIELD, THE CORRS and PETER GABRIEL. People were treated to over five hours of performances by international artists, plus a speech from Nelson Mandela. The concert, inspired by former president Mandela, aimed to raise awareness of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, as well as funds for South Africa.

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