The KISS Album Focus
Roar of Greasepaint, 1997-2006
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Volume III brings the story of KISS, and its associated members, as far up to date as is possible. It covers the post-reunion era through the early-2006 period of inactivity and distraction. Volume I concluded with the band completing the American leg of the "10th Anniversary Tour" in April 1983; Volume II concluded with the departure of Bruce Kulick and Eric Singer from the band and the release of "Carnival Of Souls." This volume picks up the story during the period with the recording of "Psycho Circus," the attempt to present KISS' first studio album with the "original" line-up in nearly 20 years.
By 1997 KISS had enjoyed the most successful tour of their career with the "Alive/Worldwide 1996-7" Reunion. They were no longer struggling to survive, as had been the case in the 1980s and early-1990s, but were faced with a new challenge: Stay relevant or become a novelty act...