Kiss have new double disc concert DVD, entitled ‘Rock the Nation Live!’ The footage was taped during live shows back in the summer of 2004. Guitarist Tommy Thayer, explaining how the new DVD came about, told Billboard.com: “We were playing a lot of songs that Kiss hadn’t played in years, or haven’t played at all. One day, Doc McGhee, the manager, came into the dressing room, and said, ‘We really need to film and record this show, because it’s so good. It’s probably the best Kiss performance I’ve seen.’ So we said, ‘OK.’ That was the spark that got the whole thing going.” It’s to be released on mid December.
On the possibility of a future tour, the band’s Paul Stanley said: “There’s definitely talk. I had a hip replacement a year ago, and that unfortunately didn’t go as well as it should have, and they did it again, and that also didn’t go as well as it should have. So the recovery from that has been longer, although about six weeks ago we did a corporate show for 15,000 people, in Columbus, Ohio. The band is as good and ready to go as ever. The difference is that I have to make sure that I can commit 100% of my energy for a tour, and not just a show.”