- Bill Aucoin
William 'Gui' Aucoin (also known as Bill Aucoin) is a band manager that has managed several successful bands during the course of his career. He is known to have discovered Kiss and he then worked with them for the next 8 years; even owning a merchandising company, Niocua, which sold Kiss fan products. He left as the band management due to creative and directional differences in 1981. One of the factors often quoted was his vast unruly and expensive business organization which was eating up huge sums of money KISS were not making after the Unmasked / Elder debacles. He has now started to work alongside KISS on new DVD projects relating to unseen concert video and unpublished photos.
He is now back in the management business and has formed a management company with his partner Kosta Kantzoglou, called "Aucoin Globe Entertainment". As of late 2006 he has two bands he is working with full time: Crossbreed and a band from Finland,
Lordithat has just signed with The End Records. [http://www.theendrecords.com] He also has the distinction of passing to sign Van Halen because he saw no commercial potential in them.
List of bands managed
Kiss manager 1973–1981
Pipermanager 1975–1977 Spidermanager 197?–197? (featured Anton Figon drums)
Manowar manager for a brief time circa. 1981
Billy Idolmanager 1982–1984 Rising Starmentor 1989-1990 Flippmanager 1998?–2003
Starz manager 1977–1979
Crossbreed manager 2003–present
Lordimanager 2006–present nothin rhymes with orangemanager 2003-2008
* Bill Aucoin originally produced a television show called "Supermarket Sweeps" in the early (Pre-1973) 1970s.
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