Queen,Elton John and Motley Crue have been the subjects of bio-pics, and now KISS is doing the same.
Doc McGhee, the band's manager, broke the news during a Q&A session aboard the KISS Kruise, which returns to Miami on Monday. He says the film is "basically the formation of KISS and how that came about..." He expects it to be out sometime in 2020.
McGhee, who once managed Motley Crue, is featured in their film. He has criticisms of The Dirt, saying "it's not very deep.” He thought the band “was more important” to music and culture than the film conveyed. He notes that the band hired the director of the film Jackass and "that’s what they got.”
This won't be the first time KISS is in the pictures. A 1978 made-for-TV movie, KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park, was a dud. (It was released theatrically, after many changes, outside the U.S. as Attack of the Phantoms.) The 1999 theatrical feature Detroit Rock City wove a fictional story around a 1970s-era KISS concert.
Other news from the cruise: Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick joined the band for an acoustic performance of "She."