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KISS retrospective via the radio waves

February 17. 2013 12:20AM
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Alan Stout, a music correspondent from Edwardsville, has not only been a fan of KISS since he was younger but has interviewed members of the group several times throughout his time writing about music.

Stout will take a look back at the band and some interviews he did, as well as provide new material for KISS die-hards during "KISS on the Mountain," a three-hour radio show that will hit the airwaves from 8 to 11 p.m. tomorrow on 102.3-FM The Mountain, three days before the legendary rockers take the stage at the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain.

Stout plans to focus on tunes from every era of the legendary rockers' track list.

"What's interesting about KISS is that they never really had too many lulls in their career," Stout said. "They were always a gold and platinum act. The fact that any album you pull tunes from has probably sold close to 1 million copies or more is kind of fun in itself."

Fans will hear KISS's newest single, "Hell or Hallelujah."

"It's got a great groove to it," Stout said. "It's an old-school style guitar-driven song, yet it doesn't sound very retro. It's got that modern sound, which is a hard thing to do."

In addition to the musical stylings of KISS, Stout also will air snippets of his older interviews as well as a brand-new chat with Gene Simmons.

"KISS on the Mountain" will give fans a chance to win such prizes as special-edition CDs, tickets to the concert and a shot at seven backstage meet-and-greet packages, valued at more than $1,000 each.

For more info

What: KISS on the Mountain, with Alan Stout

When: 8 to 11 p.m. tomorrow

Frequency: 102.3-FM or online at

What: KISS and Motley Crue

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 961-9000.

Tickets: $30 to $185 on

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