Not Merchandise????? Really?????
Caskets, Urns, Cruises, just to name a few recent additions....
I don't think that Kiss is " just a schlock house". I do know for sure that Kiss is a merchandising empire.
I listen to KISS...all of it, i will always be a fan of all their music, every lineup. Nothing will ever change that.
Just getting into other bands, bands who really care about their fans (not just say they listen, but really do) and do not charge them a small fortune to meet them. I plan to do a KISS meet and greet on the next tour however, and if I am forking out a grand for it then it had better be the best meet and greet I have ever attended!!!!
I have never paid for a meet and greet, KISS will be the first. Every other band I have met was random luck or winning passes.