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KISS - Rock the Nation LIVE!

KISS/Rock The Nation LIVE! DVD 2005

Tommy Thayer - Producer, Lead Guitar

The two-disc DVD set, filmed in high-definition during KISS' 2004 Rock The Nation tour, features a vast collection of the hottest songs, many performed live for the first time in years.

The DVD set is loaded with behind-the-scenes footage of the band, including sound checks, photo sessions, life on the road and even a rare glimpse inside the famed KISS dressing room.

Also included is KISS Powervision, an interactive bonus feature that allows viewers access to separate channels for each of the four band members.

At any given moment, the viewer can watch the main concert program or switch to different cameras focusing on Paul, Gene, Tommy or Eric.


KISS Symphony

KISS/KISS Symphony DVD 2003

Tommy Thayer - Lead Guitar

Recorded in Australia at the Telstra Dome on February 28th, 2003, see the mighty KISS as you`ve never seen them before, backed up by the 70 piece Melbourne Symphony Orchestra!

Celebrating 30 years together as a band, the group spent months planning and rehearsing the spectacle, making sure they delivered an explosive anniversary present for their fans.

See KISS as you`ve never heard them before!


REPLACE

Ted Nugent/Full Bluntal Nugity VHS/DVD 2003

Tommy Thayer - Producer/Director

Ted Nugent DVD: In this DVD debut, Ted Nugent cranks the outrage up to full-blown Nuge standards, setting his famous Gibson Byrdland guitar on fire. His raw, in-your-face presence makes for an electrifying show.

He spits out songs such as Free For All, Paralyzed and Stranglehold in front of a rabid sold-out hometown crowd at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit, Michigan.

The DVD features the entire concert, recorded in Dolby 5.1 surround sound, along with extensive bonus archival footage.

The DVD extras include footage from the legendary California Jam II in 1978 and the brand new video for Crave from his critically acclaimed new album "Craveman."

With over 30 million albums sold and more media face-time than most active politicians, he has truly earned his status as an American icon.

As a musician, author, publisher, politically charged activist, media personality and spiritual drill sergeant, Ted Nugent has always remained a lone wolf on the great plains of American culture.

He began hunting at the age of 5, and began playing the guitar when he was 8 years old.

His advocacy for hunting and gun rights is evident in his New York Times Best Seller "God, Guns, & Rock 'n' Roll" and in his new book, "Kill It and Grill It." He is also known for his insightful commentary on issues ranging from The American Dream to biodiversity, with regular guest appearances on top-rated programs like Larry King, Stern, Bill O'Reilly, Hannity & Colmes, and Rush Limbaugh.


REPLACE

The Second Coming 1998

Tommy Thayer - Producer

For over a quarter century, KISS has shaped the face of popular music and rock culture.

The KISS Alive Worldwide tour saw the rebirth of rock's most incredible band.

Witness first hand, the amazing story of how after 17 years, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss paths finally crossed, reuniting one of rock & roll's biggest success stories ever.

This bombastic behind the scenes documentary details the events, the planning and the preparation that led up to KISS's record-breaking Alive Worldwide tour of 1996-97.

Come witness the story of how Gene, Paul, Ace and Peter reunited and strove to write a new chapter in the history of rock & roll.

This is KISS - The Second Coming.


Detrit Rock City

KISS/Detroit Rock City, New Line Cinema 1999

Tommy Thayer - Producer, opening title sequence

The year is 1978: the KISS Army is at the height of its powers.

Enter card-carrying members Hawk (Furlong), Trip, Lex and Jam- four Detroit teenagers who will do anything to go to the KISS show.

As we follow them through one day, we see the insane lengths these shaggy-haired young chaps will go to in order to see their favorite rock-and-roll superheroes at a Detroit arena.

The band themselves show up in full regalia as their 1978 selves.


Last KISS

KISS/The Last KISS, Showtime Ent 2000

Tommy Thayer - Producer/Director

The Last KISS: Showtime Networks' two-hour KISS pay-per-view (PPV) event, "The Last KISS," originally aired on October 7, 2000 as a PPV television event, the program features a 90-minute concert by the original lineup, vocalist/guitarist Paul Stanley, bassist Gene Simmons, guitarist Ace Frehley, and drummer Peter Criss.

The show was taped during the band's 2000 Farewell tour at New Jersey's Continental Airlines Arena.

Also included is backstage footage and interviews with the band.


KISS Beyond the Makeup

KISS/Behind the Makeup VH1 Special 2001

Tommy Thayer - Producer

VH1 - KISS Beyond The Makeup:

The Hottest Band in the World and VH1 have come together to create the most complete and thorough account of KISS' history ever.

This original documentary will be packed with never before seen footage, photos and brand new interviews with people close to the band.

VH1's "KISS: Beyond the Makeup" will take fans from the band's early days in their New York loft, through three decades in the spotlight to the present day.

In addition to interviews with band members past and present, the anthology contains new and rare interviews with producers Bob Ezrin and Eddie Kramer, former managers Bill Aucoin and Joyce Bogart, and early supporter Dick Clark.

The documentary also gives viewers a real insight into the band members through interviews with their families.

The two-hour documentary has been assembled from thousands of hours of footage from Kiss' vast private archive, and will provide fans with the most comprehensive look at the band ever assembled on film.

VH1's KISS: Beyond the Makeup", premiered on VH1 on Sunday, July 1st, 2001.