Gene Simmons is known for doing big things. His band KISS has been giving over the top stage shows since the band formed back in 1973. So when Simmons decided to put together the ultimate box set, of course it had to be the biggest one ever released. In conjunction with Rhino Media, Simmons has put together a 17” x 25” 38-pound Vault that will wet every Simmons or KISS fans appetite far and wide. This vault includes 150 recordings from over the last 50 years of Simmons’ recording career. It also includes  a new Gene action figure, an “In Gene We Trust” oversized commemorative coin, a deluxe book containing over 50,000 words and 160-pages of unseen photos from Simmons’ personal collection. There are also hand picked special gifts from Simmons’ archive. He is currently going all over the world to select cities to hand deliver this vault package. March 23 & 24th  Simmons showed up at the VK Nagrani mens clothing store to do a storytelling session and then hand out the Vaults to the 100 or so fans who were in attendance. This experience also included plenty of food and various drink which included the Gene Simmons MoneyBag Soda brand. Paul, John and Janine Janik from Gene Simmons MoneyBag Soda brand were there handing out the tasty sodas to the fans.

A very special guest stopped by to say hello to Gene. None other than original drummer Peter Criss stopped by to say hello to Gene and thank the fans for coming to support Gene on his Vault tour. Criss and Simmons went in the back as Simmons presented Criss with his own Vault and they posed for a few photos. The media were then asked to give both some time as they caught up alone for about 10 minutes before Criss then exited so the fans can continue on with their Vault experience,

All the fans were happy with the Vaults and the experience that both Simmons and the venue VK Nagrani provided. To be a part of the Vault Experience, please go here: The Vault to see where he will be heading off to next.

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We would like to thank Farida Waquar from Wills PR for the credentials to attend the event.

About The Author Gus

My first opportunity to write about music was with Kissunderground, featuring just one band (KISS). In 2006, I started working for another outlet that showcased more musicians. It was a great experience for me at the time. I personally nailed down some great interviews during my time at glam-metal.com (Paul Stanley, Jonathan Davis, Slash and Sully Erna to name a few). In early 2009, I decided to venture out on my own with the idea of creating a website that has all the offerings that a reader would want in a music review website. That's when Backstageaxxess.com began. I’m so proud of what was created here and of our staff that brings it to you. Each one offers a diverse opinion and a creative ability to share it in a unique way. We are so lucky to have them here. When discussing making a list of favorite shows with the staff, I also found it hard to narrow that list down to a select handful of shows. Everyone experiences a concert in their own terms, whether it’s the show itself, maybe it’s the people you met there and the new friendships created, or maybe it was meeting the artist at the show. For my criteria, I tried to stick to just the show itself, but again, it was sometimes hard to do. My first concert was Sammy Hagar’s first tour with Van Halen at the Niagara Falls Convention Center, Niagara Falls, NY, on August 30, 1986. My favorites are as follows: 1. Kiss – Tiger Stadium - Detroit, Michigan 6/28/96 2. SARS (Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Rush, and handful of other bands) - Downsview Park – Toronto, Ontario 7/30/03 3. Paul McCartney (every McCartney show I saw was awesome, but Iwent with my first show) Air Canada Centre -Toronto, Ontario 10/10/05 4. Motley Crue – Memorial Auditorium – Buffalo, NY 12/19/89 5. Kid Rock – Tweeter Center - Camden, New Jersey 3/25/06 The honorable mentions would be any McCartney show (The Joint at the Hard Rock, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2009 or Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario 8/10/10), Prince (Club 2112) at the Rio Hotel, Las Vegas 12/30/07, Heart (Pulse Lounge * only 200 people) Hilton Hotel, Anaheim, California, January 21,2008, Monsters of Rock (Van Halen, Scorpions, Metallica, Dokken, and Kingdom Come) Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY 6/19/88 and the Rocklahoma Festival (Queensryche, Lita Ford, Triumph, etc.). Also, Cher (with my mom) at the Blue Cross Arena Rochester, NY, November 22, 2004.