Original Kiss Line-Up Heading To Studio, Eyes Fall Tour

Our colleagues at the MTV radio Network report that the band's original members, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley, are set to enter a recording studio next week to begin recording their first studio album together since 1980's "Unmasked."

As we first reported last month (see "Kiss Confirms Studio Plans; Frehley, Kulick Keep Busy"), the band had planned to convene in Los Angeles early this year for a round of rehearsals before deciding to enter the studio. Apparently the rehearsals went well, as the band is ready to enter the recording studio.

Also, as our previous report noted, Bruce Fairbairn is on board to produce the album, which has already been titled "Psycho Circus."

It was rumored that the band would kick off its tour in support of the album with a July 4 blow-out, but a spokesperson for the band told MTV Radio that the group won't be hitting the road until August or September.

If

you can't wait that long, you'll be happy to know that Ace Frehley's new album, "Loaded Deck," will arrive in stores on Tuesday. The collection boasts a number of rarities and live tracks as well as two previously unreleased songs.