Let us take a moment to introduce some of the people who are bringing you KISS Expo LA!
Leo Quinones: Master of Ceremonies
"One day I was wearing my sister's high heeled shoes, sporting a tennis
racquet rigged with a vacuum cleaner chord acting as guitar chord. I was
performing Paul Stanley's monologue right before 'Cold Gin' on KISS 'Alive.'
Then it happened, my father walks into my bedroom. There I was, humiliated.
He rolled his eyes, shut the door & I went on with the show."
Julian Gill: DJ
After moving to America in 1978, Julian Gill quickly discovered that the Beatles, Bonny M, Abba, the Osmands, and Meatloaf weren't the only music around. After an elementary school talent show where Julian witnessed some fellow students dressed up in tin-foil and strange makeup, lip-synching and miming to "Deuce" and "Black Diamond" he was hooked on the monster known as KISS. Julian's history in the KISS Army is more a story of missed opportunities: In 1984 he got grounded from attending a KISS concert in Binghamton, NY, one of the few shows Mark St. John would play with the band; In 1988 he missed the band's Donnington appearance by falling asleep on the train; In 1997 his missed the band's final Alive/Worldwide show when his car broke down on the way to London (he'd also managed to miss other UK shows in '96 due to transportation issues). However, it's not all been bad. Since 1996 Julian has run the online KISS FAQ, at kissfaq.com, which delves into the history of the band. Now, not only one of the longest running websites, the site has spawned a book, "The KISS Album Focus", that tracks the history of the band album by album, which quickly sold out of its limited edition run in 2002. The site remains the only source on the internet to hear samples of some of the rarest and most obscure KISS related material, and to discover the history of the "Hottest Band In The World"...