Legendary rock act KISS has completed the second volume of their “encyclopedia”. The follow up to “Kissology: Volume One, 1974 – 1977” will be ready for purchase on August 14.
This time, the package marked “Kissology: Volume Two, 1978 – 1992” will contain 3 DVDs and a disc that will vary by retailer. First copy will load mostly interviews and news on the band during the years including the infamous 1979 “The Tomorrow Show” interview where tension among the band was obvious. Still in the same disc, there will be an unreleased European theatrical version of U.S. flick “Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park”.
The second set will see the band changing formation starting from original drummer Peter Criss getting replaced by Eric Carr. Five songs from their 1981 failed album “Music from "The Elder"” will also be there in a live version.
Disc three probably has the rarest footage of all since it contains the time when the band decided to wipe off their make-up during an MTV show. But before coming to that, a show in Rio de Janeiro that marked their latest performance with make-up on will be viewed.
According to Billboard.com, the band won't include full footage of their shows during “Lick It Up” and “Asylum Tour” because they only want to pick the best. Lead guitarist Tommy Thayer said, “Remember, the 'Volume Two' DVD is over seven hours long and from tour to tour, many of the same songs are played, so you have to pick the choice songs and moments without being too repetitive. When you create a DVD package there are time considerations - you can only physically put so much on a DVD disc, and each volume of 'Kissology' is designed in advance to be a three-disc set."