Kiss Entering Internet Access Business

Kiss is boldly going where David Bowie has gone before.

The made-up metal deities have announced plans to launch their own Internet Service Provider later this month to correspond with the release of their "Psycho Circus" album. For a monthly fee, users will be hooked up with Kiss-customized Internet access including unlimited web access, Kiss e-mail addresses, personal web pages, chat rooms, and more. The service will also serve up multimedia Kiss nuggets like news, auctions, contests, streaming video from the band's tour, live chats, and more.

As we previously reported (see "Bauhaus, Ani DiFranco, Others Help David Bowie Launch Net Venture"), David Bowie launched a similar venture earlier this month that offers users similar fare, but with a decidedly Bowie flavor.

Kiss' take on the world of Internet access will become available on September 22 when "Psycho Circus" hits stores. The software needed to sign up for

the service can be found on an enhanced portion of "Psycho Circus," the first album from the original Kiss line-up in 20 years. The enhanced CD will also feature a Kiss screen-saver featuring art from the CD booklet.