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This is only our opinion… it is neither right nor wrong.

This is only our opinion… it is neither right nor wrong.


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This is only our opinion… it is neither right nor wrong.




Ep 511 : Stories Working for Aucoin Mgmt and the KISS Army from 1979 – 1982

Episode 511. Mark Brotter’s history includes working at Aucoin Management for 3 yrs, Boutwell/Kiss Army Warehouse for their last year. He was at Aucoin from ‘79 thru ‘82 post Dynasty, Unmasked, The Elder! At the time they they were holding auditions for drummers/Eric stepping in. He was also in charge of auditions there for Billy […]


Ep 510 : We Reveal the Test Print of the Very First Shirt to Feature KISS Out of Makeup

Episode 510. Wow! What a great discussion this week! We are joined by Frank Vacanti. Frank has designed KISS tour merchandise for decades, going back to the 70s and all the way through the 2000s. Frank shares what he remembers when he was told KISS was removing their makeup and that he needs to design […]


Ep 509 : Buckcherry and Jetboy Guitarist Billy Rowe on New Buckcherry and Jetboy Albums

Episode 509. Billy Rowe joins us to talk about the new albums from both Buckcherry and Jetboy that are now finished and ready to be released. Billy shares his review of performing on the KISS Kruise with Buckcherry. Billy also talks about his business Rock N Roll Relics that does custom work on guitars for […]


Ep 508 : Ron Young on Backing Tracks and Touring with KISS on Hot In The Shade Tour

Episode 508. Little Caesar lead vocalist Ron Young joins us this week to discuss his new autobiography “Judge This Book By Its Cover”. He talks about how Little Caesar had everything going for it, signed to Geffen Records, debut album produced by Rob Rock, working with John Kalodner and Jimmy Iovine… and how everything went […]


Ep 507 : You Ask Us The Questions in Another Hit N Run Episode

Episode 507. Michael is under the weather this week so you get Tommy, Mark and Lisa and this week you ask us the questions in another Hit N Run episode. Forget the haters, we won! Press requests please contact Michael Brandvold at Since launching in 2012 Three Sides of the Coin has been viewed […]


Ep 506 : Who Is Awarded Official RIAA Awards? Why Is Eric Carr Getting Awards for Albums He Didn’t Play On?

Episode 506. This week we celebrate 10 years of Three Sides of the Coin. We have been getting together every week for 10 years to talk about KISS. In a spontaneous discussion, today we talk about RIAA awards. How are RIAA awards awarded? Who gets them? How come Eric Carr is getting awards for KISS […]


Ep 505 : What We Love and What We Have a Problem With, the New Creatures of the Night Box Set

Episode 505. After ten days of touring around the country, Michael’s Creatures of the Night box set finally arrived. We update you on the absolute crazy and ridiculous email communications from KISSonline, who are COMPLETELY responsible for this. But, we quickly move to talking about the box set. What we love and yes, even what […]


Ep 504 : The Story About the Lost 1970s Authorized KISS Biography

Episode 504. This episode is a rock n roll geeks dream! We are joined by author David Leaf who discusses his 1970s authorized KISS biography that was written and then shelved. Only to reappear decades later as part of the KISS: Behind the Mask – The Official Authorized Biography. Why was his original book shelved […]


Ep 503 : Our Memories of Being a KISS Fan and What Takes You Back as a Fan

Episode 503. Rejoice! No Michael this week, LOL. Tommy, Mark and Lisa this week discuss their memories of being a kiss fan, what takes you back as a fan. Forget the haters, we won! Press requests please contact Michael Brandvold at Since launching in 2012 Three Sides of the Coin has been viewed or […]


Ep 502 : Mark Cicchini Reviews KISS Kruise XI, Is It One of the Best Kruises Ever

Episode 502. Mark Cicchini is back and gives us his review of KISS Kruise XI. The KISS shows, the other bands he saw and just how does this Kruise rank against all other Kruises. Plus, Mark lets us know if he is going on Kruise XII in 2024. Forget the haters, we won! Press requests […]


Why Do Some Fans Constantly Complain About Set Lists, Band Members, Stage Shows

Episode 501. Ralph Viera joins us as we talk about some of the fans and their constant complaining about setlists, stage shows, original band members. Why do they do it? What are they hoping will happen? Now that W.A.S.P. started their tour some of their fans are now complaining as bad as KISS fans like […]


Ep. 500 We Celebrate Our 500th Show By Looking Back at How It Started and Our Memories

Episode 500. Forget the haters, we won! This week we celebrate the 500th episode of Three Sides of the Coin by looking back at how it all started. Why we did this and some of favorite memories. Press requests please contact Michael Brandvold at Since launching in 2012 Three Sides of the Coin has […]


Ep. 499 Never Heard Stories About Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, Vinnie Vincent, Bruce Kulick

Episode 499. Mitch Weissman joins us to share his MANY KISS stories. When KISS were rehearsing next to Beatlemania. How does writing with Gene Simmons differ from writing with Paul Stanley? The challenges of being friends with both Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. Meeting Vinnie Vincent for the first time. How Paul Stanley asked Mitch […]


Ep. 498 Seeing KISS Film the Live Concert at Magic Mountain

Episode 498, October 11, 2022 We are joined by the entire team from MoneyBag Sodas, Paul Janik, John Janik, Chris Haick, and Larry Basham from Hammock Cove in Antigua. We quickly discover that Larry attended the KISS filming at Magic Mountain for KISS Meets The Phantom when he was only seven years old. Larry shares […]


Ep. 497 The History of the Legendary M-M-M-M METALSHOP Radio Show with Charlie Kendall

Episode 497, October 4, 2022 Wow! What a great conversation and trip down memory lane. This week we are joined by Charlie Kendall, the man and the voice behind the classic metal show METALSHOP! How was METALSHOP started? What happened to all the METALSHOP show assets that were owned by iHeartMedia? Charlie is a legend […]


Ep. 496 ACCEPT Tours the US for the First Time in 10 Years and We Talk About KISS

Episode 496, September 27, 2022 Christopher Williams and Philip Shouse from ACCEPT join us to talk about the upcoming ACCEPT US tour, the bands first US tour in 10 years. We talk about changes in ACCEPT now that they band has three guitars and six band members. Christopher and Philip are also big KISS fans […]


Ep. 495 KISS Off The Soundboard Des Moines, IA 1977 – We Review It and You Want To Buy This One

September 20, 2022 We discuss the new KISS Off The Soundboard release Des Moines, IA 1977. Is this the best Off The Soundboard release? What makes this release special? Should you buy it? Forget the haters, we won! Press requests please contact Michael Brandvold at Since launching in 2012 Three Sides of the Coin […]


Ep. 494 Blackie Lawless On Ace Frehley and the Upcoming W.A.S.P. World Tour

Episode 494, September 13, 2022 Blackie Lawless from W.A.S.P. joins Three Sides of the Coin this week… and Mark is NOT here to go fanboy. Blackie Lawless talks about his friendship with Ace Frehley… when they first met, did Ace Frehley produce early W.A.S.P. demos, inviting Ace Frehley and Bill Aucoin to a early W.A.S.P. […]


Ep. 493 Aerosmith, Audio & Video Hoarders, the KISS Leaks and the Magic Book with Julian Gill

Episode 493, September 6, 2022 For the first time, Julian Gill from KISSFAQ and the KISSFAQ podcast joins Three Sides of the Coin. Topics discussed include: Ros Radley and his MAGIC book, the infamous KISS audio and video leaks, hoarders and why they collect are they elitist why hoarders don’t have to release what they […]


Ep. 492 Stop Your Crying! Copyrights and Posting Videos & Creating Bootleg Shirts

Episode 492, August 30, 2022 Oh yeah we are sure somebody is going to get pissed with what we say this week, but they are just afraid of a little education. Copyrights and posting video. Copyrights and selling bootleg shirts. You can’t cry when you get your hand slapped for using copyrighted material that you […]