News - 2008 : July

Jul 10 2008
FAN MADE ART!
KISSONLINE.com
KISS REVENGE STATUE

Check out this great REVENGE era statue /diorama made by our friend Peter from Sydney, Australia.
Jul 09 2008
GENE ON NY RADIO FRIDAY
JIM KERR SHOW
GENE ON JIM KERR SHOW

Just a heads up that Gene will be in studio on Q1043's The Jim Kerr Rock 'n Roll Morning Show Friday at 7am to promote Ladies of the Night.

You can listen on-line: http://www.q1043.com/pages/onair/morningshow.html .

Joseph Cristiano, Producer Jim Kerr Rock and Roll Morning Show
Jul 09 2008
REALITY IS BETTER THAN A DREAM!
KISSONLINE.com
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER

Dear Paul,

I just want to say that Luxembourg was the first KISS show I've seen... and I waited nearly 30 years for that!

When you guys toured Europe the last time I didn't have the chance to catch you, and since I was a fan since the late 70's (I'm 36 now) you might imagine how special this evening was for me. To be honest with you: I wasn't sure if KISS could deliver what I saw in my imaginations or on your DVDs - even if I was so exited when the lights went out and the announcement came I was worried if this could compare to all the expectations I had.

The fact is: it couldn't compare to the expectations - IT WAS EVEN BETTER THAN ALL MY IMAGINATIONS! You simply gave me the BEST concert I've ever been to, and believe me, I went to see hundreds of bands and some truly amazing shows.

You delivered the most exiting show on earth, and you proved without a shadow of a doubt, that KISS is a force to be reckoned with even without any show... since I stood in the front. I witnessed you guys working hard and truly giving your best, not hiding behind effects (like many acts with great shows do). The mere fact that your concert lasted far longer than the usual rock-concert I am used to might be added here.

To put it bluntly: YOU GAVE US EXACTLY WHAT YOU PROMISED - THE HOTTEST BAND IN THE WORLD! !

So, Paul, you and the guys fulfilled last week a childhood dream for me - and not only that, you showed that sometimes reality is BETTER than a dream!

Thank you for an exiting and outstanding evening, to everyone involved all the best from Germany!

Parsec

LETTERS click here
Jul 09 2008
A FOR INSPIRATION
APPEAL - DEMOCRAT
ROCK TEST

Arboga Elementary School students learning the three Rs
Jul 08 2008
FEATURED ON AOL WELCOME PAGE
KISSONLINE.com
ONSTAGE DESTRUCTION

Over the weekend, KISS was featured on the AOL welcome screen with a link leading to the AOL Music special 'Smashing Guitars & Breaking Instruments'! The top image is an actual screen shot from AOL.

The Paul photo and the caption below, appeared in the special under the heading 'Onstage Destruction'.

Paul Stanley of KISS

The band performs at 'Rockin' The Corps An American Thank You Celebration Concert' at Camp Pendleton on April 1, 2005 in San Diego, California.

Thanks to Andrew from Staten Island for sending in the screen shot!
Jul 07 2008
NEW COFFEEHOUSE MERCHANDISE
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NEW COFFEEHOUSE T-SHIRTS

Here are the latest two KISS Coffeehouse T-shirts! They will be available in the Coffeehouse and on their web site, in the near future.

CLICK HERE to check out other great KISS Coffeehouse merchandise.

The Coffeehouse is also busy firming up their 2nd Anniversary Party. More details to follow shortly.
Jul 06 2008
GERMAN FAMILY
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KISSONLINE FAN LETTER

Hello Guys!

Thank you for the great shows in Germany! Our Family went to see you in Mannheim.

WE GREET & KISS YOU!

Thanks, Your German KISS Family.

LETTERS click here
Jul 06 2008
POSTER IN LATEST KERRANG!
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DOWNLOAD POSTER

The latest issue of KERRANG! Magazine features this poster of Gene from the Download Festival!
Jul 04 2008
MESSAGE FROM
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We wish everyone a happy and safe July 4th. Let's all remember the meaning of this day and celebrate all the great American heroes who won our independence and those who continue to keep us free.

Paul, Gene, Tommy & Eric

Jul 04 2008
THANKS FOR THE WONDERFUL LETTERS!
KISSONLINE.com
LETTERS TO KISS

Hello KISS,

I am a life long KISS fan and I am also the mother of a young Airman stationed in Germany who went to the meet and greet you did on his base there. I have always had a high opinion of you but let me tell you it went up 20 fold when I heard from my son how awesome you were to him. I can't thank you enough for giving him the thrill of his life and making being stationed so far from home seem a little less difficult. You are truly the most amazing people. Again thank you so much for taking the time to let our young men and women in uniform know that what they do and the sacrifices they make do not go unnoticed. Have a great tour. Hoping to see you in Arizona soon.

Sincerely, Cindy Bernsten

KISS,

Congrats on the success of your European leg of ALIVE 35! I am at a loss for words that you will be headlining the 'Rock'n The Rally' in nearby Sturgis.

I am currently in the U.S. Air Force stationed in SD, and want to express my thanks from the Armed Forces. You have been to Camp Pendleton with our Marines numerous times, and just this past month visited your Air Force family in Germany. Your dedication to us and what we as a nation stand for is never in question.

Thanks for all you have done and will continue doing in your support of the Armed Forces.

Best, Boneswahoo

LETTERS click here
Jul 03 2008
MUSICIAN TRIES NEW OUTLET
GANNETT NEWS SERVICE
PAUL'S NON-MUSICAL HITS

by Marco R. Dellacava

Kiss singer PAUL STANLEY fell into a funk after his 2001 divorce. His lifeline was unexpected: a paintbrush.

'Pouring out how I feel onto a canvas is both solitary and cathartic,' says Stanley, whose dabbling has turned serious. His art sales topped $2 million last year, and a new exhibit of his work is set for July 25-26 at the Wentworth Gallery in King of Prussia, Pa.

Reporter Marco R. della Cava asked Jeff Marinelli, publisher of Art and Living magazine, to weigh in on the non-musical hits of the rock star.

'When I look at Paul's work, I immediately think, 'Peter Max,' ' says Marinelli, referring to the American pop artist whose bold colors and psychedelic visions helped define the '60s.

Stanley's similarly color-packed creations have themes that change from canvas to canvas. Some images are iconic (the Statue of Liberty) while others appear personal (a heart inside a gaping mouth).

'He seems to pick what he'll paint just as he steps up to the easel,' says Marinelli. He adds with a laugh: 'A guy like Paul Stanley has fun when he paints something like a vase with flowers. It's a chance to show that Kiss has a sensitive side.'

Online at www.wentworthgallery .com

Jul 03 2008
GENE APPEARANCES IN NY & LA
GENESIMMONS.com
BOOK SIGNINGS

Gene Simmons launches his new book, Ladies of the Night, with the following book signings in Los Angeles and New York:

Los Angeles Signing info:

Date: July 8th Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: BORDERS BOOKS 1360 Westwood Blvd Westwood, CA 90024

New York Signing info:

Date: July 11th Time:12:30 p.m. Location: BARNES & NOBLE 555 Fifth Ave (46th Street) New York, NY 10011
Jul 02 2008
GREAT PERFORMANCE
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KISSONLINE FAN LETTER

Hello KISS!

Saturday I went to the Graspop festival in Dessel (Belgium) together with my two daughters and we witnessed a great KISS performance. You were magnificent and we will never forget this evening. We hope you do come back to Europe and Belgium next year ! A journalist of 'Het Belang van Limburg' (a Belgian national journal) states in his article : 'KISS was the first worthy headliner in years'. Great comment, I think
Jul 02 2008
LATEST PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLES
KOL EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK!

Here are the latest KISS Pre-production samples - approved and ready for production.

Pictured are the following:

- KISS kids plate, bowl and spoon set from licensee Sourpuss

- KISS Neon Solo Faces Clock from licensee Silver Buffalo

- KISS Dart set from licensee Silver Buffalo

- Two new KISS Zippos from licensee ZIPPO
Jul 01 2008
MORE LIVE PHOTOS FROM BELGIUM
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DESSEL PHOTOS #2

More great KISS photos from Saturday's show in Dessel, Belgium!

All photos by KOL contributor - Hiro Shiga.
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