Kiss Takes Center Stage In Backstage Auctions' Rock and Roll Summer Classic Auction


September 1, 2013
Houston, TX

Kiss fans and collectors from all over the world will get access to over 200 exclusive pieces of Kiss memorabilia in The Rock and Roll Summer Classic Auction during Backstage Auctions' September online auction event.

'This is our fourth Kiss auction in 10 years and we are excited to once again have a most unique offering of fantastic collectibles', comments Backstage Auctions owner Jacques van Gool. 'Kiss is one of the most collectible bands in the world and their fans are exceptionally loyal - and knowledgeable. All this makes for a great event and we couldn't be more pleased to be part of it'.

The items in the auction come from a host of recognizable names in Kiss circles, such as Lydia Criss (ex-wife of Kiss' original drummer Peter Criss), the estates of Bill Aucoin and Eric Carr, former Kiss crew members Eddie Balandas and Hank Schmel, Canadian promoter Nick Panaseiko as well as reputable concert photographers Robert Alford, Chip Rock and Julian Baum.

Kiss is spanning 5 decades and so do the items in this auction, which go back to the Wicked Lester days and span all the way to the recent 'Monster' album and tour. One such item is this original 10-song Wicked Lester recording reel from 1972 from the Bill Aucoin estate, which contains a host of songs that eventually would become Kiss classics.

And speaking of classics; none as epic as the ultimate 'Rock 'n Roll All Nite' anthem....but only one lucky collector can walk away with this acetate from January 1975 that contains an early demo version of this Kiss staple.

There will be no shortage of autographed items, such as this 1975 signed photo to Chip Rock, which is just one of a few dozen autographed pieces.

Paper goods collectors will have plenty to pick and choose from; tour programs, magazines, comics, books, fan magazines, newsletters, correspondence, posters, tickets and even this exceptionally rare 1975 concert handbill from New Jersey which until now has been an undiscovered gem.

On a more private level, the auction will offer many lots of personal owned documents, letters, notes, receipts and ephemera from Kiss drummers Peter Criss and Eric Carr. An example is this massive lot of Eric Carr receipts from the 1980s which all contain his handwriting and notes.

If clothing, apparel and accessories is more your thing; this auction will not disappoint. A host of items from the Peter & Lydia Criss closets will cause plenty of excitement, including this denim jacket from 1974, which was arguably the first Kiss logo jacket ever made.

A special space is reserved for the photo collections of Julian Baum, Chip Rock and Robert Alford, all who actively photographed Kiss in their early days. These are mostly never before seen photos which could easily become one of the crown jewels in any Kiss collection.

Because there is so much to see within a very short period of time,  the auction will start with a preview week, beginning Saturday August 31. The auction will then open up for online bidding on Saturday, September 7th and come to a close on Sunday,  September 15.

For more information about the auction, please visit Backstage Auctions and register for your free VIP All Access Pass.

Backstage Auctions is a boutique online auction house specializing in authentic rock memorabilia representing a long list of notable and very talented musicians, producers and managers in the music industry since 2003. Exclusive online auction events have featured the private collections of legendary producer Eddie Kramer (Hendrix, Zeppelin, Kiss) and since then, we have represented Scott Ian & Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Page Hamilton (Helmet), John Tempesta (Exodus, Testament, The Cult), John 5 (Zombie, Marilyn Manson),  Ted Nugent, Howard Kaylan (The Turtles), Ross Valory (Journey) and Michael Shrieve (Santana), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, White Snake), Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, Alcatrazz), Al Jourgensen (Ministry), Johny Barbata (Jefferson Starship), Kip Winger (Winger) as well as managers of legendary bands such as The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, KISS, Journey, Joe Walsh, Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band, Motley Crue, Pantera, White Zombie and more. Backstage Auctions works closely with each of their clients and incorporates their personal stories and memories throughout the online auction event. The end result is a unique, historical and unforgettable journey spanning decades of music history.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the information about the auctions very helpful.