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News 2016
MR.SPEED Exclusive! Merry Christmas To The MR.SPEED Army
12.25.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com

On behalf of Joe, Jim and myself we want to extend our most heartfelt thanks to all of you. We recognize that without you and your passion for KISS that we could not continue to do what we do. We'd also like to wish everyone a safe, healthy and restful holiday season.

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Our OFMA Backdrop
12.23.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com

We talked about our upcoming appearance at the OFMA Convention in Columbus the other night on our FB Live chat. This is a 2-day event where we'll try to secure shows throughout the state of Ohio for the upcoming year.

Our back drop will consist of a 13' wide and 5' tall mural of boards just like this, one for each original character. Here is the "Starchild" board.

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! FB Live Recap
12.21.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com

Last night Joe and I conducted another one of our FB Live chats and many of you joined in. The response was so amazing that we even had fans/friends tuning in from Spain, Hungary and Germany! Among the topics that we discussed were our upcoming tour for 2017 and that it will be called the "Rock Out Loud" tour. We've come up with another incredible graphic to add to our site which you can see here. We also discussed our upcoming set list and mentioned that "2000 Man" and "Wouldn't You Like To Know Me" will be added to the show next year.

We also discussed the upcoming OFMA Convention in Columbus, Ohio and how we're preparing for that. Lastly, we quickly addressed how excited we are about our new drummer and how much better the band will be going forward with a positive, fresh and renewed energy in order to give you, our fans, the very best. Stay tuned for updates on who is looking to take over the drum kit for us and we'll introduce him to everyone during our next FB Live chat from the OFMA in Columbus in a few weeks.

Until then everyone associated with MR.SPEED would like to wish you and your families the best of everything as this year ends and a new one begins. We all have so much to be thankful for and we're going to be coming for you in 2017 with a new and improved band.

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Rich Talks KISS/MR.SPEED On Podcast Of 1000s
12.19.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com

Here you go rockers...this is the podcast interview that I did just last week answering questions about both KISS and MR.SPEED. There's even an impromptu performance of "Comin Home" thrown in for good measure. On the spot and to the point...I hope you enjoy the chat.


MR.SPEED Exclusive! Rich Will Appear On Podcast Of 1000s Tuesday, 13th at 7 PM Eastern
12.12.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com

Late last week I was contacted to be a part of a brand new podcast out of California called "Podcast Of 1000s". I will be the first tribute band member to be interviewed by the host to which I'm very proud of that. I'll be talking about a number of topics including the tribute band world and our involvement in it.

Hopefully you can join in.

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Fan's New Book Credits MR.SPEED
12.05.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com

Recently I received an email from a fellow KISS fan. The message mentioned that he had recently written a brand new book telling his story as a KISS fan. What surprised me was that in his story he wrote about MR.SPEED and wanted to know if I would like a complimentary copy to read. Of course I said "yes" even without knowing whether what was written was in a good light or not.

I received the book over the weekend in the mail and it's titled "KISS MY BLACK ASS! This Is My Black Kiss-Story". The author goes by Anthony X.

Here is the cover of the book and it's available through Barnesandnoble.com

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! A Bit Of Our Past In A Brand New Book
11.21.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com

Many of you may not be aware of a club where MR.SPEED made its debut many years ago. A brand new book about the club is now available and it's not much but we are mentioned as the book comes to a close.

I've provided two different links about the book and a photo as well. Thanks to Mike Gavigan for accessing his archives and providing the image.

Included in the photo is the book along with a flyer promoting the show, an original ad from a local paper promoting the show and an actual calendar from the club showing the last months worth of shows (that's where we come in).

So if you're "completist" for everything MR.SPEED or just want to learn a little bit about a club in Pittsburgh where bands like U2, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and The Police among others once played pick up your copy now of "The Decade - Images Of Modern America" by Gabby Means.

We're proud of our history...

Author: Gabby Means, eldest grandchild of Decade owner Dom DiSilvio
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781467117203
sales@arcadiapublishing.com
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Year End Wrap Up And What's Ahead
10.26.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com

Even though we've walked off of the stage for the last time this year there is plenty to look forward to in 2017.

Here are just a few of the things that we'll be working on in the meantime. A brand new photo shoot and an update to the stage with additional props. A new set list with tracks that we've not done in quite some time. Rich will be conducting a Facebook "Live" Q & A where you can ask questions regarding the behind-the-scenes of MR.SPEED. New merchandise items. Our annual trip to the OFMA (Ohio Fairs Managers Association) Convention where we'll do our best to secure new and improved events for you to catch your favorite KISS Tribute band live in action.

All of this and more are coming your way in 2017 with MR.SPEED. Stay tuned for all of the up to the minute details right here along with Facebook and Twitter.

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Classic KISS Thunder in Columbia, SC
10.12.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com

Here's a cool shot captured last Sunday at Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson in Columbia, SC. We headlined the 10th Annual Biketoberfest for our final show of our 2016 "No Regrets" Tour.

What a trip it was, what a ride we had, what amazing fans you are...THANK YOU!

See you next year!
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Fan Submitted Photo From Columbia, SC
10.12.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com

Thanks to Darrell Russell for sending us this image from our windy, chilly headlining spot this past Sunday. It was quite an experience and we want to thank everyone that came out and helped us finish up our tour.

Thanks to the entire staff at Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson for the invitation to the event...
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MR.SPEED EXCLUSIVE! Rock You Like A Hurricane
10.07.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com

We're on our way to Columbia,SC right now for our last show of our No Regrets Tour this Sunday. Our hearts go out to those effected by this storm and hope those that were missed can make it out to rock with us.

We'll see you all soon!

Rich, Joe, Andrew and Jim
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Rich Rocking The Sly Fox
10.05.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Last Saturday we took our "No Regrets" Tour into the Sly Fox in N.Olmsted, Ohio. Jessica from www.livingdedgrrl.com was there to capture the energy during our only club show of the year.
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Rocking The Sly Fox
10.03.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
After close to a year off from our only club show in 2016 we rocked the Sly Fox in Cleveland on Saturday. Jessica from www.livingdedgrrl.com sent this raw image of a moment late in the show.
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Where It All Began...
09.23.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com

Remember the very first time you had this experience? We all do, that's why we're here!

Thanks to our good friend Jim Neff for sharing this awesome cartoon with us.

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Rocking The Monroe County Fall Festival
09.18.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com

Last night we left our fingerprint on Ellittsville, Indiana and the Monroe County Fall Festival.

Photos courtesy of Paula Bare

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Fan Submitted Message
09.18.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com

We received this email immediately following our show last night in Ellettsville, Indiana and it summed things up pretty well. Thanks to Tom Porter for sending us this message:

"Saw your show in Ellettsville, Indiana and must say for playing for such a small crowd you played like you were in Madison Square Garden! Thanks for a great show."
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! More House Of Blues/CLE Photos
09.13.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Here are a few more images from our recent performance at the House Of Blues in Cleveland.

Photos courtesy of Jessica/www.livingdedgrrl.com

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Rocking Rally In The Alley In Medina, OH
09.09.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Here's a collection of moments captured by Jessica from www.livindedgrrl.com last Friday at our show in Medina, Ohio.

We've kicked off their Labor Day celebration with classic KISS for the past few years, setting the bar for those bands that follow.

Thanks to everyone that came out and joined us...you rock!
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Rich Rocking the House Of Blues/Cleveland
09.08.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Jessica from www.livindedgrrl.com snapped this image at our near capacity show last Saturday at the House Of Blues here in Cleveland.

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Joe Rocking the House Of Blues/Cleveland
09.08.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Jessica from www.livindedgrrl.com snapped this image at our near capacity show last Saturday at the House Of Blues here in Cleveland.

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Andrew Rocking the House Of Blues/Cleveland
09.08.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Jessica from www.livindedgrrl.com snapped this image at our near capacity show last Saturday at the House Of Blues here in Cleveland.

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Jim Rocking the House Of Blues/Cleveland
09.08.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Jessica from www.livindedgrrl.com snapped this image at our near capacity show last Saturday at the House Of Blues here in Cleveland.

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Fan Submitted Photos From The House Of Blues (Cleveland)
09.07.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
A few fans sent us photos that they shot during our recent performance at the House Of Blues here in Cleveland. So we thought that we would put them together as a sample of how it looked from their perspective.

Thanks to each of the contributing photographers and everyone that came out to rock with us this past Saturday.

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Rocking The Stark County Fair
09.02.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Check out these striking images by Jessica from www.livingdedgrrl.com this past Wednesday in Canton, Ohio.

Even in the rain we drew a modest but hungry crowd for a set of classic KISS tracks. Thanks to the fans for coming out and supporting us...these images are your souvenirs.

Rich Rocking The Stark County Fair

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Joe Rocking The Stark County Fair
09.02.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Andrew Rocking The Stark County Fair
09.02.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Jim The Stark County Fair
09.02.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Rocking JD Legends In Franklin, OH
08.30.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Here are four moments captured by Paula Bare at our performance at JD Legends in Franklin, Ohio this past Saturday night.
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Cadillac 40th Anniversary Plaque
08.18.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
It's official! The commemorative plaques honoring KISS' historic visit to Cadillac, Michigan are now up. The plaque commentating the KISS concert in the Cadillac gym is the one that our tribute band has sponsored.

Here is an image of the plaque after it was installed outside of the gym itself. I'm very proud to have our band associated with this once in a lifetime event and honored to have our own place associated with KISS' history as well.

Thanks to our friend and supporter Jim Neff for sending us the image and giving us a chance to be a part of something very special.

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Free Ticket Give-away On Facebook
08.14.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Visit our Facebook Page right now to enter a drawing for a pair of tickets to see us at the Cleveland House Of Blues. The show is Saturday, September 3rd @ 7:00 PM. It's going to be a rock and roll party! image


MR.SPEED Exclusive! More Great Shots From The Arcada Theatre
08.12.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Check out these other live images from our show last Saturday in St.Charles, IL.
Photos by Jessica at www.livingdedgrrl.com
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Joe & Rich Rockin' The Arcada Theatre
08.11.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Photo captured by Jessica from www.livingdedgrrl.com
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Andrew Rockin' The Arcada Theatre
08.11.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Photo captured by Jessica from www.livingdedgrrl.com
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Jim Rockin' The Arcada Theatre
08.11.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Photo captured by Jessica from www.livingdedgrrl.com
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Heating It Up In Streetsboro
08.10.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Check out this image of Jim spewing fire at our recent performance in Streetsboro, Ohio.

Thanks to Lukas Campbell for sending us the image.

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Rockin' The Arcada
08.08.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Here's a sample of some of the action from our show this past Saturday in St.Charles, IL. We were at the Arcada Theater and we'd like to thank Paula Bare for sending these to us to share.
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Rich Rocking Streetsboro
08.04.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Another great shot by Jess from www.livingdedgrrl.com from our performance last Saturday at the Streetsboro Family Days Festival
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Joe Rocking Streetsboro
08.04.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Another great shot by Jess from www.livingdedgrrl.com from our performance last Saturday at the Streetsboro Family Days Festival
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Andrew Rocking Streetsboro
08.04.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Another great shot by Jess from www.livingdedgrrl.com from our performance last Saturday at the Streetsboro Family Days Festival
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Jim Rocking Streetsboro
08.04.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Another great shot by Jess from www.livingdedgrrl.com from our performance last Saturday at the Streetsboro Family Days Festival
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Rich Rocking Springfield, Ohio
07.28.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com

Jessica from www.livingdedgrrl.com captured this moment during our performance at the Clark County Fair.

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Joe Rocking Springfield, Ohio
07.28.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com

Jessica from www.livingdedgrrl.com captured this moment during our performance at the Clark County Fair.

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Andrew Rocking Springfield, Ohio
07.28.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com

Jessica from www.livingdedgrrl.com captured this moment during our performance at the Clark County Fair.

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Jim Rocking Springfield, Ohio
07.28.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com

Jessica from www.livingdedgrrl.com captured this moment during our performance at the Clark County Fair.

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Smokin' Hot @ The Clark County Fair
07.24.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Here are four images captured by Paula Bare at our show last night in Springfield, OH. It was nearly 100 degrees at show time...

Hot, hot...hotter than hell!

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Rich Rocking The Bromeley Family Theater
07.24.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com

Thanks to Jessica from www.livingdedgrrl.com for sharing the image.

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Joe Rocking The Bromeley Family Theater
07.24.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com

Thanks to Jessica from www.livingdedgrrl.com for sharing the image.

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Andrew Rocking The Bromeley Family Theater
07.24.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com

Thanks to Jessica from www.livingdedgrrl.com for sharing the image.

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Jim Rocking The Bromeley Family Theater
07.24.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com

Thanks to Jessica from www.livingdedgrrl.com for sharing the image.

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MR.SPEED EXCLUSIVE! Bringing Bradford To Its Knees
07.23.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Check out this great shot during the climax of "Black Diamond" this past Tuesday in Bradford, PA.

Thanks to Jessica from www.livingdedgrrl.com for the image.

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Limited Edition Pennants Are Here
07.21.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
We just received for the first time our limited edition MR.SPEED Pennants. This vintage-style item will be available at all of our upcoming shows while they last.

Made of black felt with a metallic silver ink they sport the classic MR.SPEED logo along with our moniker and web address.

So plan to catch a show near you and grab one.

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Bromeley Family Theater Review
07.20.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Check out this amazing review from The Bradford Era of our performance last night at the Bromeley Family Theater. This event took place on the Bradford Campus of The University of Pittsburgh before a near capacity crowd of almost 600 fans.

Thanks to Marcie Schellhammer for sending us the link to share.




MR.SPEED Exclusive! Rich Promotes Upcoming Show In Bradford, PA
07.12.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
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Thanks to Marcie Schellhammer for a great set of questions and for passing along the link.

► The Bradford Era


MR.SPEED Exclusive! New Back Packs Are Here
06.28.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Just in time for all of your summer fun, now you can carry MR.SPEED with you wherever you go. These lightweight backpacks are 16" x 13" and come in 2 color styles (camo and black) to go with all of your rock 'n roll wear. These are limited quantities and will be available starting this weekend at our pair of shows in Brunswick (Friday) and Youngstown (Sunday).

So get to the shows early and visit our merch tent near the stage to grab your limited edition MR.SPEED backpack.


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MR.SPEED Exclusive! More Images From Rock The Park
06.26.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Here are Jim, Andrew and Rich from Twinsburg's Perici Amphitheater. Thanks to Jessica from www.livingdedgrrl.com for providing the images.
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Joe Invades Twinsburg
06.26.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Here are four moments from our Rock The Park series performance in Twinsburg a few weeks ago. Thanks to Jessica from www.livingdedgrrl.com for sharing these images with us.
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! 22 Years Ago Today
06.24.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
It was 22 years ago today that four KISS fans first stepped on a stage as a tribute to KISS calling themselves MR.SPEED.

It was a time of very few KISS tribute bands around the world and we were the new kid on the block. There have been trying times and triumphant times. It's hard work...a lot harder than you might think. Every day is another chance to make it better and give not only ourselves our best effort but you the fans deserve nothing less.

So what started beneath a canopy of KISS posters, Hit Parader magazines, trips to local record stores and a chance meeting one Sunday afternoon here we are...22 years later. We're better, stronger and not even close to calling it quits.

So to everyone that has been a part of the ride...THANK YOU! What do Ya say we rock and roll all nite and party every day!

Rich, Joe, Andrew & Jim
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! The Demon Bleeds In Brunswick
06.23.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Here are four shots depicting Jim's blood routine last Friday in Brunswick, OH.
Thanks to Jess from www.livingdedgrrl.com for surviving the splattering to get the shots.
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Congratulations To The Cleveland Cavaliers!
06.20.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
On behalf of all of us associated with MR.SPEED we would like to extend our most enthusiastic congratulations to the Cleveland Cavaliers and their fans worldwide. It was a roller coaster of a ride and we're proud to be from the city of the NBA Champions!
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Concerts Over The Valley Photos
06.20.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Here are a few hard fought shots from our show this past Friday in Brunswick, Ohio.

Thanks to Jess from www.livingdedgrrl.com for getting these images for us.

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Fan Submitted Shots From Brunswick, Ohio
06.20.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Here is a great shot of Andrew rocking this past Friday at our Concerts Over The Valley performance in Brunswick, Ohio.

Thanks to Jake Poling for sending us the image.

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! More Great Shots from Twinsburg
06.18.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Jessica from livingdedgrrl.com caught some really great moments during our Rock The Park performance last Friday. This is another killer photo of the band early in the show.
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Jim Rockin' Twinsburg @ Rock The Park
06.18.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Rich Rocking Twinsburg @ Rock The Park
06.18.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Thanks to Jess from livingdedgrrl.com for capturing Rich in full command in Twinsburg during our Rock The Park performance last Friday.
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! On This Date In History
06.16.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
It was 9 years ago today that KISS legend Ace Frehley rocked out with MR.SPEED. It was the 1 year anniversary of the KISS Coffeehouse in Myrtle Beach and we were part of the celebration.

As our show drew to a close one of our wildest dreams came true. Out from behind our wall of amplifiers stepped Ace wearing Joe's Les Paul. Ace thanked the crowd for attending and turned to us and said "how about we do a little Shock Me"?

What a moment! It was a magical night for all of us and one that we think back on with tremendous pride.

This is the photo that appeared on Kissonline following the event. Thanks to Al Soluri for capturing it for us.

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Rockin' The Lamp
06.16.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Emmy Susani was in the crowd at our show last Saturday in Irwin, PA at The Lamp Theater and she grabbed these great shots of some of the action.

Thanks Emmy for making these available for us to share.

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Rock The Park In Twinsburg
06.14.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Thanks to Jess from www.livingdedgrrl.com for sharing this stage shot from our show last Friday in Twinsburg, OH.
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Lighting Up The Lamp!
06.12.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Last night we took our No Regrets Tour into The Lamp Theater in Irwin, PA. This was our first time into this newly opened and renovated theater. Here's some of the action from the show caught by Paula Bare as it happened.
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Rockin' The Park In Twinsburg
06.11.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Here are 4 shots captured last night at our series opening show at the Perici Amphitheater.

Thanks to Paula Bare for sending us the photos.

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Rockin' Sandusky @ Ohio Bike Week
06.08.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Here are some great images captured by www.livingdedgrrl.com from our show last Friday in Sandusky, Ohio. Thanks to Jessica for sharing the images with us.

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Rich Rockin' Sandusky, Ohio
06.08.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Joe Rockin' Sandusky, Ohio
06.08.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Andrew Rockin' Sandusky, Ohio
06.08.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Jim Rockin' Sandusky, Ohio
06.08.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
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MR.SPEED Exclusive! The Iron City Podcast Talks KISS w/MR.SPEED
06.07.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Check out this great link for an interview that Rich did with the Iron City Podcast last evening. Not only was MR.SPEED's upcoming show at the Lamp Theater in Irwin, PA discussed but quite a few other topics were touched on as well.

Make sure you check out this very entertaining podcast on a regular basis and stay up to date with MR.SPEED's tour schedule on their "Tour" page.

Thanks to John Katic for a great set of questions.

Audio Available: www.ironcityrocks.com/podcast/Episode_308.mp3

More Information: www.ironcityrocks.com/episode-308/


MR.SPEED Exclusive! Cadillac 40th Anniversary Update
06.05.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
This week we received word that the permanent plaque markers were nearing completion. These plaques will be displayed at the five key spots in town where KISS appeared during their historic visit in 1975.

Fans were given an opportunity prior to the anniversary itself to secure a plaque on their own or as a contributor to one. I stepped up and secured one on behalf of our band and here is a photo copy of what it will look like.

This plaque will be 3' x 3' and commemorate the KISS performance on October 9, 1975 in the high school gymnasium. The plaque will hang outside of the very room where KISS performed.

Thanks to Jim Neff for keeping us up to date.

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Rockin' Ohio Bike Week 2016
06.05.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Here are some shots from our performance at the Back Lot Stage on Friday night during the Ohio Bike Week celebration. A crowd of 1500 were on hand to rock out with us and Paula Bare caught some of the action.

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Rockin' The Palace Of Auburn Hills
05.11.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Check out this great footage sent to us by our good friends with the Detroit Pistons. Included here are "Rock And Roll All Nite" and "Detroit Rock City" from the pre-game and "Shout It Out Loud" from during a time out during Game 3 of the opening round series between the Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers.

This is the footage that was shot live and displayed on the jumbotron above center court. Thanks again to everyone that cheered us on and to the amazing staff and facilities at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Rich Talks KISS On The Ron Ponder Show
05.11.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
image Rich will be a special guest on The Ron Ponder Show Thursday morning, May 12 @ 11:00 AM. The Ron Ponder Show is part of News-Talk 1480 WHBC in Canton, Ohio. The main topic of discussion will be MR.SPEED's kick-off performance for Twinsburg's "Rock The Park" series which opens up on Friday, June 10th at the Perici Amphitheater in Twinsburg, Ohio.

Tune in and stream live to catch Rich on The Ron Ponder Show.

► News-Talk 1480 WHBC


MR.SPEED Exclusive! The Twinsburg Bulletin Talks To Rich
04.29.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
image Here is the link for a brief interview conducted last Friday for the Twinsburg Bulletin. This article is advancing our upcoming performance that will kick-off the "Rock The Park" Concert Series in Twinsburgh, Ohio this summer.

(Ignore the part where I'm misrepresented as "The Spaceman"...)

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MR.SPEED Exclusive! Happy Birthday Ace!
04.27.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
From everyone associated with MR.SPEED we wanted to wish Ace our best birthday wishes. Thanks for everything you've done to inspire us on this planet...



MR.SPEED Exclusive! Rockin The Palace
04.25.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Here are two images that made the Detroit Pistons Facebook page from our performance.
Thanks to Chris Schwegler for posting the images.




MR.SPEED Exclusive! Rockin' The NBA Playoffs In Detroit
04.24.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
This past Friday we were at The Palace Of Auburn Hills outside of Detroit, MI. We were there to perform as part of both the pre-game and in-game entertainment for Game 3 between the Detroit Pistons and the Cleveland Cavaliers. This performance happened very quickly for us whereas we learned of the opportunity and were loading in to the Palace all within a two week time frame. From the moment we arrived until the very last case was loaded into our trailer everyone associated with the Palace and the Pistons treated us with the utmost of respect. Our dressing room was a luxury suite high atop the rafters of the venue looking down upon center court.
Our performance took place on the Bud Light Stage that is affixed within a section of the Palace on the end where the teams emerge to and from the court. This whole experience was mind-blowing for us knowing that KISS themselves had performed here many times. So to be able to rock out "Detroit Rock City," "Rock And Roll All Nite" and "Shout It Out Loud" both before and during the game was really a highlight moment for all of us.
Having this opportunity put us in front of our single largest crowd ever. Granted they were there for the game we're grateful for the opportunity and hopeful that we took more than a few of them into the world of classic KISS. Thanks to Jessica from www.livingdedgrrl.com for her contribution to the effort.


MR.SPEED Exclusive! Jim Neff Honored In Cadillac
04.17.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Recently we learned that our good friend and #1 fan Jim Neff was recognized for all that he does in support of the community in Cadillac, MI.

Below is the portion of the press release that spoke specifically about Jim and all that he's done and continues to do to this day for that community.

We're all very proud of you Jim and we want the KISS community to share in it with us.

Neff named Cadillac Visitors Bureau Volunteer of the Year

The Volunteer of the Year Awards are bestowed upon individuals who offer their passion and time to assist, and sometimes lead the way, to offer festivals, activities and administrative support to further the missions of the respective organizations.

Jim Neff, a retired CAPS teacher, journalist and our 'When Cadillac was KISSed' connection was recognized as the 2016 CAVB Volunteer of the Year. During the introduction by Joy VanDrie, Executive Director of the CAVB, she said, "We want to make sure 'This guy' fully understands the gratitude we have for his continued support in bringing a 'crazy bunch' of visitors to our community." Siting his involvement and leadership of initially bringing KISS to Cadillac in 1975, managing the relationship with the band and management team, several Kiss Tribute Band concerts over the years, personal Kiss Fan Tours, the assistance in design of the permanent Kiss Monument, and helping spearhead the Kiss Cadillac Homecoming Event. He continues to work with the CAVB staff to keep them abreast of the related news and updates from the band and fans around the world.



MR.SPEED Exclusive! Get Up...Everybody's Gonna Move Their Feet...
04.15.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
We've just received word that our 2016 "No Regrets" Tour is going to Detroit Rock City. As part of the 2016 NBA Playoffs we will be rocking The Palace Of Auburn Hills for Game 3 between the Detroit Pistons and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The date is Friday, April 22. We will be putting our full production into this event and cranking out three KISS classics to bring the roof down. We'll be performing three times during the contest. Those times are between the first and second quarters, half-time and between the third and fourth quarters. It will be a total of 3 classic KISS tracks performed in their entirety.

If you're already going to the game we'll see you there! If you are able to grab a ticket at the last minute and catch us "live" at the Palace don't wait...do it now!




MR.SPEED Exclusive! MR.SPEED To Perform At the Palace Of Auburn Hills
04.13.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
We have just inked a deal to perform in Detroit Rock City as part of the upcoming NBA Playoffs. Very soon we will learn which day we will be performing at the Palace Of Auburn Hills outside of Detroit. The Detroit Pistons are once again back in the playoffs and they'll be facing the Cleveland Cavaliers. We will be performing 3 songs during either Game #3 or Game #4 of the opening round series. We are extremely excited about this opportunity and hope to make the KISS Army proud with our performance.

Stay tuned to www.mrspeedonline.com for up to the minute details on this exciting announcement.




MR.SPEED Exclusive! Cadillac Visitors Bureau Update
04.13.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Here's an exciting link to an update regarding the Cadillac Visitors Bureau guide that includes us. We're honored to be a part of this amazing story and words can't describe how we feel about our place in it.

Thanks once again to Jim Neff for sending us the link.




MR.SPEED Exclusive! No Regrets Tour Kicks Off In Kennesaw, GA
04.10.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Last Saturday we opened our 2016 tour in Kennesaw, GA headlining the Burnt Hickory Brewery Depot Park Beer Fest. Chilly temperatures and gusty winds tried to temper our efforts but to no avail. We took the stage and rocked it. Here are some great images captured by Jessica Vaughan @ www.LivingDeadGrrl.com





MR.SPEED Exclusive! The "No Regrets" Tour Kicks Off This Weekend
03.30.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Get ready rockers! Our first show of 2016 is this Saturday in Kennesaw, GA at the Burnt Hickory Brewery. This will be a day long event so get there early and plan to stay late. We've got the passes printed and the trailer ready to roll. We're looking forward to a killer day of celebrating classic KISS rock and roll...MR.SPEED-style this Saturday.

DON'T MISS IT!




MR.SPEED Exclusive! Cadillac News Showing Us Some Love
03.19.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
This image ran in today's issue of The Cadillac News. We can't help but smile when we think about our incredible weekend there last fall and all of our amazing friends in Cadillac.

Thanks to Jim Neff for sending us the link.




MR.SPEED Exclusive! Update To Our "No Regrets" Tour 2016
02.29.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
Just last week we began rehearsals for our upcoming tour throughout 2016. With so many KISS tracks to choose from and finding it very difficult to make everyone happy all of the time we went with an album that we've been shying away from for the past few years. That album is Psycho Circus. We've also begun dusting off a throwback track from Hotter Than Hell that has rarely seen the light of day. In addition, we've added two classic tracks that are sure to be crowd favorites with the volume turned up just right.

Here is an example of some artwork that will be used throughout the tour. We're very excited to be heading back out on to the road soon and we hope to see all of our fans at as many shows as possible.

Thanks for all of your continued support...

Rich, Joe, Andrew and Jim



MR.SPEED Exclusive! 2016 "No Regrets" Tour Preparation Underway
02.11.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
With the new year unfolding and shows being negotiated we've begun our preparation for our 2016 tour. During this time we each take it upon ourselves to work on songs and repair our costumes.

This past weekend I traveled to Los Angeles and met with a boot maker there named Chris Francis. Chris brought a small collection of tools to properly fit me for my new pair of Love Gun boots. During the process we discussed more things about the boots than you could imagine. I am so excited about the project and can expect my new boots by the beginning of April. I mentioned this because I waited 9 months for my last pair to be made.

All of us are making sure that everything is in tip top shape when we pack up the show and hit the road this year.

Stay tuned for further updates...




MR.SPEED Exclusive! 4 Years Ago Today...
01.28.2016 | MrSpeedOnline.com
We stood toe to toe at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas with three other KISS tributes for the title of "Best KISS Tribute Band In The World". When the day was over we were crowned the winners by none other than Tommy Thayer.

To this day we have been proud of all that took place leading up to and including that event. We learned a lot about ourselves and have put that experience to very good use since then.

So we'd like to shout it out loud to KISS Forever Band, Kissteria and Rock And Roll Over for sharing the stage with us and pushing us to give it everything we had. To our fans...thank you for sticking by us and sharing your energy and passion for KISS so that we can return it when we hit stages all over the U.S.

Keep Rockin!




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