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Since launching Three Sides of the Coin has been viewed or listened to over 3,000,000 times. Three Sides of the Coin has been joined by special guests including former KISS lead guitarist Bruce Kulick, the Black Veil Brides' Andy Biersack, Frank Munoz associate producer for Ace Frehley's Anomaly album, award winning songwriter Adam Mitchell, Ed Kanon (Peter Criss' drum tech), and Kevin Valentine (drummer on KISS' Psycho Circus album). Three Sides of the Coin was recently picked (October 2013) as a 'What's Hot' podcast by Apple's iTunes.



In the early '90s, Michael Brandvold launched the fifth ever website on the Internet devoted to KISS, KISS Otaku. He built, launched and maintained Kissonline.com (KISS' official web presence). He now owns Michael Brandvold Marketing, providing providing marketing services and digital strategy to musicians. Tommy Sommers spent 15 years on the record show circuit collecting, trading and selling memorabilia / Kiss merchandise. He is now a successful residential Real Estate agent in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area. Tommy has also produced a KISS song For The Oddfathers and is the owner of Rock Steady Digital Photography. Mark Cicchini, is a world renown KISS collector. KISS have used parts of Mark’s vast KISS collection for audio, video & print materials including their book NOTHIN TO LOSE, CD re release of the LOVE GUN album & the VH1 Ultimate Album KISS ALIVE! special as well as many other KISS projects. His wife also makes a mean meatloaf!!!

Three Sides of the Coin – A KISS Podcast and Radio Show Michael Brandvold and Tommy Sommers

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Since launching Three Sides of the Coin has been viewed or listened to over 3,000,000 times. Three Sides of the Coin has been joined by special guests including former KISS lead guitarist Bruce Kulick, the Black Veil Brides' Andy Biersack, Frank Munoz associate producer for Ace Frehley's Anomaly album, award winning songwriter Adam Mitchell, Ed Kanon (Peter Criss' drum tech), and Kevin Valentine (drummer on KISS' Psycho Circus album). Three Sides of the Coin was recently picked (October 2013) as a 'What's Hot' podcast by Apple's iTunes.



In the early '90s, Michael Brandvold launched the fifth ever website on the Internet devoted to KISS, KISS Otaku. He built, launched and maintained Kissonline.com (KISS' official web presence). He now owns Michael Brandvold Marketing, providing providing marketing services and digital strategy to musicians. Tommy Sommers spent 15 years on the record show circuit collecting, trading and selling memorabilia / Kiss merchandise. He is now a successful residential Real Estate agent in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area. Tommy has also produced a KISS song For The Oddfathers and is the owner of Rock Steady Digital Photography. Mark Cicchini, is a world renown KISS collector. KISS have used parts of Mark’s vast KISS collection for audio, video & print materials including their book NOTHIN TO LOSE, CD re release of the LOVE GUN album & the VH1 Ultimate Album KISS ALIVE! special as well as many other KISS projects. His wife also makes a mean meatloaf!!!

    Ep. 393 Ace Frehley Space Truckin from Origins, Vol. 2 Izzy Presley Joins Us To Review

    Ep. 393 Ace Frehley Space Truckin from Origins, Vol. 2 Izzy Presley Joins Us To Review

    Episode 393, August 4, 2020. Izzy Presley is back this week to join us as we review Space Truckin the first single from Ace Frehley’s upcoming Origins, Vol. 2 release. Plus did Lisa put Izzy in the friend-zone? Forget the haters, we won! Purchase Left For Dead at http://smarturl.it/leftfordead-lfd Press requests please contact Michael Brandvold […]

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    Ep. 392 Doug Aldrich Talks About Auditioning to Replace Ace Frehley in KISS

    Ep. 392 Doug Aldrich Talks About Auditioning to Replace Ace Frehley in KISS

    Episode 392, July 28, 2020. Guitarist Doug Aldrich joins us this week. Doug starts off by sharing his memories of auditioning to replace Ace Frehley in KISS. How Eric Carr invited him to audition. Jamming with the band at SIR Rehearsals and ultimately why he didn’t get the gig. Doug shares stories of working with […]

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Ep. 391 Stevie Rachelle Shares Metal Sludge Stories and Stories of Many KISS Members & Mitch Lafon

    Ep. 391 Stevie Rachelle Shares Metal Sludge Stories and Stories of Many KISS Members & Mitch Lafon

    Episode 391, July 21, 2020. Stevie Rachelle from Metal Sludge and Tuff shares the history and stories of Metal Sludge. He also shares his stories with Vinnie Vincent, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Bruce Kulick. Oh my, almost forgot he also fills in on what is going on between him and Mitch Lafon. […]

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Ep. 390 Ron Albanese is Back and We Talk RATT, Rap and 80s KISS and What if Paul Stanley Went Solo

    Ep. 390 Ron Albanese is Back and We Talk RATT, Rap and 80s KISS and What if Paul Stanley Went Solo

    Episode 390, July 14, 2020. Ron Albanese is back. We start of discussing 80s KISS and WHAT IF Paul Stanley had gone solo. Ron then interviews the Three Sides of the Coin team. We talk about RATT and end with a discussion about Rap music. Purchase Left For Dead at http://smarturl.it/leftfordead-lfd Forget the haters, we […]

    • 2 hrs 28 min
    Ep. 389 Nico Ciccarone from KISS Strike Magazine – Vinnie Vincent Ruined KISS

    Ep. 389 Nico Ciccarone from KISS Strike Magazine – Vinnie Vincent Ruined KISS

    Episode 389, July 7, 2020. We continue with our look into KISS fanzines with Nico Ciccarone from KISS Strike Magazine. Nico is a legend amongst fanzines, with Strike being more than just a zine, but a full-size, full color magazine about KISS what was available worldwide in multiple languages. Nico shares stories of how the […]

    • 2 hrs 29 min
    Ep. 388 The Life and Death of KISS Fanzines with the Founder of KISS Dark Light and KISS Exciter

    Ep. 388 The Life and Death of KISS Fanzines with the Founder of KISS Dark Light and KISS Exciter

    Episode 388, June 30, 2020. Greg Ortbach the founder of the KISS fanzines Dark Light and Exciter joins us this week to share his stories of starting the fanzines and how his fanzines, along with others ended. He also talks with us about running the first KISS convention in London, Ontario. Purchase Left For Dead […]

    • 2 hrs 3 min

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