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Gene Simmons will personally deliver the latest KISS CD Boxed Set to you for only $50,000

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Richland123, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Gene Simmons will personally deliver the latest KISS CD Boxed Set to you for only $50,000

    Gene Simmons announced his long-gestating The Vault box set this past September -- and, Kiss fans, we hope you've been saving your money.

    The 150-song collection of "never-released-before songs written and performed by Simmons," which features "notable rock 'n' roll artists including member of Kiss past and present," won't be available in stores. The set is being sold exclusively online, and each copy will be delivered to you personally by Simmons in one of three increasingly expensive ways.

    For $2,000, you can attend one of 21 "Vault Experience" events across the world. In addition to the personalized and autographed box set -- which is "packaged in a massive 12” x 12” x 6” leather-bound commemorative book featuring dozens of never-seen-before images of Simmons over his 50-year career" -- fans will be treated to a "songs and stories" playback and Q&A session, and granted one-on-one photo, autograph and video time with Simmons.

    For $25,000, you can attend one of 11 "Producer Experience" events, which include everything above plus "an intimate hour in a recording studio with Gene listening to tracks from The Vault" and an executive producer's credit on the set itself.

    Finally, for $50,000, Simmons will deliver all those goodies right to your home, where you and up to 25 friends can spend two hours with the "God of Thunder."

    So far, no track list has been revealed for The Vault, although it will reportedly include the demos Simmons cut with Eddie and Alex Van Halen prior to the recording of Kiss' 1977 album, Love Gun.

    You can get more information on The Vault, and hear some song samples, at http://www.genesimmonsvault.com/.

    andruca, REMBO, mikewalker and 3 others like this.
  2. bassdude51

    bassdude51 "You never even called me by my name." Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
    For $50,000 I will come to your house and do 12 hours of home chores..............and give to you the damn Kiss Box Set too.

  3. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    South Bend, Indiana
    How much will it cost to make him and his box stay away from my house?:cool:
  4. Guess I better get that second job and start selling blood.

  5. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    25 of your Kiss buddies chip in 2 grand each and you have 2 hours with Gene.

    I'm not gonna lie, I'd consider that.
  6. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    just because i need some real negativity in my life = i hate gene simmons! :laugh:

    but: just because i need some real karmic balance = i'll start saving! :roflmao:

    and then there is the 'just desserts' part = i spent it already! :)
    andruca and Spidey2112 like this.

  7. I just dont know you anymore man...................................
  8. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    Kiss was mah group when I was a kid. The opportunity to chill with him, a childhood hero, for a couple hours for 2 grand? I couldn't travel to him and back for that. Seems like a bargain to me.
    5StringBlues likes this.
  9. Standalone


    Jan 17, 2005
    New Haven
    All I can think of is his interview with Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air 10 or 15 years ago. It was appalling.
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  10. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    The appalling thing was her constant attempts to steer the conversation and her need to make him agree with her ideas on why he did what he did. I found his deft dismantling of her agenda fairly brilliant. She should have studied her guest better. He isn't an unintelligent man.
    DrayMiles and HauntedDave like this.
  11. Standalone


    Jan 17, 2005
    New Haven
    It was sexist and offensive. Many people feel like they have won an argument or "dismantled" someone simply by being offensive and rude. That's not how it works, though. Being shocking is no shortcut to being smart.
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  12. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    She didn't even bother to learn enough to know the band is Kiss, not "The Kiss". That is insulting to a guest, no? She is a parasite living off the industry she "reports" on. The attempt to incite bombast was wholly her intent. That he refused to rise to her constant bait and in the process aggravated her was wonderful. He has been transparent in his reasons for doing what he does and has done. She was much less so but was ultimately exposed.

    He didn't need to win an argument. She focused on his life and lifestyle. He is comfortable with it and has been transparent all along about it. If she hadn't tried to take the soap-box route and clumsy provocations it would have served her better. She didn't care enough to know enough about him nor was she interested in learning anything about him.
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2017
  13. OldDog52

    OldDog52 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    I never actually learned to play very well
    I've listened to a LOT of Terry Gross' interviews. They're generally very good. But I guess one bad interview would conclusively make her a "parasite living on the industry she 'reports' on".

    How is Gene Simmons (bless his heart) not at this point a parasite on the industry that he "works" in?
  14. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    It sounds harsh for sure. But, let's say that I'm not a fan. I like to think for myself not have my "news" filtered through anothers viewpoint. Gimme facts and an unbiased view and I'll draw my own conclusions.
    DrayMiles likes this.
  15. OldDog52

    OldDog52 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    I never actually learned to play very well
    You made me look it up.

    Terry Gross - Wikipedia

    February 4, 2002: Kiss singer and bassist Gene Simmons. The interview began with Gross not pronouncing Simmons' original Hebrew last name to his liking. Simmons dismissively replied to her that she pronounced without "flavor" because she had a "Gentile mouth"; Gross responded that she is Jewish. In the interview, Gross asked Simmons about his studded codpiece, to which Simmons replied, "It holds in my manhood, otherwise it would be too much for you to take," adding, "If you want to welcome me with open arms, I'm afraid you're also going to have to welcome me with open legs," to which Gross replied, "That's a really obnoxious thing to say." Unlike most Fresh Air guests, Simmons refused to grant permission for the interview to be made available on the NPR website. The interview appears in Gross' book All I Did Was Ask, and unauthorized transcripts and audio of the complete original interview are known to exist.

    What is the "news" factor of interviewing a celebrity like Gene Simmons? Terry Gross tries to get personal insights into her guests and not just ask the usual boring questions. Sounds like mission accomplished. ;)
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2017
  16. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    For that kind of money, he'd better pull up in a brand new Mustang GT and hand me the keys and title. o_O
  17. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    According to what I heard, each $50,000 cost includes him paying out of that for his own travel, hotel, room, food, and traveling employee expenses. So, how much he will get out of the $50,000 is after expenses. Of course, he will write off most, if not all, of those as business expenses on his taxes.
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2017
  18. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
    I don’t know 25 people who liked KISS... come to think or it- I can only recall 1... and it wasn’t me :jawdrop: :p
  19. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    That's pretty deep and intellectual indeed. You gotta give him credit though for wringing out every last cent.
  20. jaco944

    jaco944 Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2005
    I’m a huge KISS fan and of Gene despite his ups and downs. There is no way in hell I’d pay that kind of money to hear demos and outtakes of his solo endeavors. C’mon everyone knows Ace’s solo album was best anyway hahaha.
    Killed_by_Death likes this.
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