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from Tim Henderson
of BW&BK Magazine
Edited by HardRadio

9/20/17 Page 6

Gain Music Entertainment presents KISS KLASSIFIED - WAR STORIES FROM A KISS ARMY GENERAL in stores on October 26th. The book features over 750 never-before-seen photos as well as several unpublished interviews with American rock icons KISS. The story is centred around Mr. Johan Kihlberg, who was the president of KISS Army Sweden for ten years. He hung out in the studio with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, got drunk with Eric Carr, performed with Vinnie Vincent and was tour manager for Bruce Kulick. And he scolded Ace Frehley. Johan Kihlberg did it all. And he lived to tell the tale. "Johan Kihlberg is great. I'm a fan of creative people and anytime someone does something from the heart it's real. It's the biggest honor that somebody would even say hello to you, much less devote a lot of time to do something like this book." - Gene Simmons.

Due for release on November 30th from Wymer Publishing is AEROSMITH IN FULL FLIGHT - a deluxe 128-page hardback book in a metal flight case. Order by October 31st and have your name printed within a dedicated page in the book. A book description: A pictorial document as seen through the lens of British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines. As was often the case, only one photo ever got published. In the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped. Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums Done with Mirrors, Permanent Vacation and Pump.

Originally released in 1990 and out-of-print for almost two decades, the debut album from doom godfathers THE OBSESSED will once again see the light of day. Now completely remastered with previously unreleased bonus tracks, including expanded artwork, never-before-seen photos, and extended liner notes from frontman Scott "Wino" Weinrich. Weinrich comments: "This record defines the passion, the pureness, and vibrancy of youth, and the fierce love, loyalty, and dedication to this music. I am happy and proud it lives once again! Thanks to all who believe!"

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