Contact Us

Watch Kiss’ Previously Unseen Video for ‘I (Believe in Me)’

Subscribe to Ultimate Classic Rock on

Kiss’ alternate video for the song “I (Believe in Me),” from the controversial Music From the Elder album, has surfaced online – 26 years after it was shot and buried.

The clip was uncovered by the fan podcast Kiss My Boots, which managed to track down a time-coded version found on an old videocassette. You can see this new version above.

Two versions of the promotional video were shot back in 1981. The one fans had already seen is based around a standard stage set. But the lost edition, directed by Bruce Gowers, features a “Fortress of Solitude” set and more interaction with the studio audience.

“This one was filmed over a Halloween weekend in New York City,” notes Kiss My Boots. The hosts point out that stills had appeared in the 2002 book Kiss: The Early Years, which was written by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, but that the video had never been seen.

Music From the Elder divided Kiss fans when it was release in 1981, and contributed to the departure of guitarist Ace Frehley. Drummer Peter Criss was already gone by this point.

Simmons had conceived the album as a soundtrack to a movie that was never made. The resulting LP – with the song order changed, so the already convoluted story was even more difficult to follow – was seen by many as a flawed concept. “We were convinced we were making our Sgt. Pepper,” Simmons told TeamRock last year: “When the album came out, we were embarrassed.”

Watch Kiss’ Original Video for ‘I (Believe in Me)’

Subscribe to Ultimate Classic Rock on

Kiss Albums Ranked Worst to Best

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of Ultimate Classic Rock

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Ultimate Classic Rock quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!