DVD Review - "KISS Rocks Vegas"

September 23, 2016
The "KISS Rocks Vegas" DVD is celebrating a third week at #1 on the Billboard Music DVD charts. Having just received a copy in the mail, I can confirm the package is a great set filmed at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in November 2014.

The main set is typical OTT KISS - volume, lazers, fire, bombs, blood and, of course, the tunes! All the hits are here and "Parasite" was a standout deep track, performed with passion. "Tears Are Falling" is a personal favorite from 1985, although Paul Stanley can't sing it in its orginal key anymore. My son asked me to fast forward to his favorite track "Love Gun" where Stanley gets extra close to the Vegas fans. Great job by guitarist (and producer) Tommy Thayer for putting an impressive package together with great photos.

A highlight of the DVD is a seven-song bonus acoustic set performed for fans that purchased VIP packages. The set includes rarely played gems like "Goin' Blind", "Plaster Caster" and "Love Her All I Can".

(Photo by Ken Tomczak)