News - 2008 : September

Sep 18 2008
TODAY IN TORY 1983
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KISS UNMASKED ON MTV

KISS officially appeared in public without makeup for the first time on a September 18, 1983 appearance on MTV, which coincided with the release of the band's new album, Lick It Up. Watch the clip below:

Sep 18 2008
PAUL'S MEDIA SCHEDULE
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ATLANTA MEDIA APPEARANCES

Paul will be appearing on the following Atlanta media outlets on Friday morning.

6:30 a.m Zakk Tyler Morning Show / Dave 92.9 FM LIVE in-studio

7:15 a.m 790 The Zone AM / Mayhem in the AM Phone-In Interview

8:00 a.m. Good Day Atlanta WAGA/Fox 5 LIVE in-studio

9:30 a.m. The Regular Guys / Rock 100.5 LIVE in-studio

10:45a.m. Atlanta & Company 11Alive/WXIA LIVE in-studio
Sep 18 2008
ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION
ROCKER PUTS PAINT ON CANVAS INSTEAD OF FACE

By Jonathan Williams

HE’S BEST KNOWN AS A SINGER-GUITARIST for legendary hard rock band Kiss, so many people own a piece of Paul Stanley in the form of records, comic books, action figures and numerous other merchandising endeavors. Now an accomplished painter, Stanley offers fans a different sort of collectible. His works range from colorfully abstract circles and smears to pieces inspired by pop and folk artists like Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Howard Finster. As he comes to Atlanta this weekend for art openings at both local Wentworth Gallery locations, Stanley took a moment to discuss his work: You’ve...
Sep 18 2008
NRK
FIN COSTELLO ON ALIVE COVER

Legendary rock photographer reveals the truth about Kiss Alive

BY Roy Hilmar Svendsen of Norway’s NRK.no

One of your most famous pictures of all time, is the one that ended up being the album cover for KISS’ breakthrough-album, KISS ALIVE, from 1975. Unlike anything from their three first album covers, it captures the show, the music and their attitude perfectly.

How did you end up working for KISS?

COSTELLO: I went to live in USA in 1973 with Deep Purple, who I was an art director and photographer for, and a graphic designer I knew was working on an album cover for KISS, called Dressed To Kill. He was very unhappy...
Sep 17 2008
LATEST COLLECTIBLES
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KISS I-DOGS

Here are the new KISS I-DOGs from Tiger Electronics / Hasbro.

From their distinctive makeup and costumes, to their monster stadium shows, KISS has inspired generations of frenzied fans. As a tribute to the rock group known as the 'Hottest Band in the Land,' this rock hound from I-DOG is loud and proud – decorated in classic KISS band member make up!

I-DOG plays your music through his built-in speaker or your headphones and works with most electronic audio devices. I-DOG also has the ability to 'dance' to the beat of the music.

CLICK HERE to pre-order the KISS I-DOGS now for only $24.99.
Sep 15 2008
NEW BRUCE KULICK SOLO CD
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GENE ON NEW BRUCE KULICK CD

Was happy to lend a hand to the powerful and attractive BRUCE KULICK, who is in the midst of his solo record. Bruce, as you all know, was lead axe grinder in KISS for many years. He's now playing with Grand Funk Railroad. My son, Nick recently went to one of the gigs and came back raving about it. Anyway, Bruce and I wrote a toon called 'AIN'T GONNA DIE' -- pretty cool stuff. The songwriting happened very fast. We sat around the house and came up with chord patterns and the basic melody came to me almost immediately. Then, we met at Henson Studios in Hollywood, and between Jeremy (who played my Axe bass on the track), Bruce and myself, hashed out the lyric in one sitting. The vocals and the track were mostly done in one day.

My good lookin' son NICK also came down to the studio and found himself in the vocal booth scatting his own melody/lyric. What a voice this kid has, if I DO say so myself. Nick will be working with Bruce on a song or two, as well. Singing lead.

And, we brought down our GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS tv crew to film some of the recording.

For more info, check out Bruce's website: www.KULICK.NET.
Sep 14 2008
NEW CD SET
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KISS: IKONS

KISS: IKONS is a 4 CD collector's package showcasing the iconic prominence each member contributed to the hottest rock 'n roll band in the world!

The Set will be released in October 21.

The packaging for KISS: IKONS is outstanding, featuring a 24 page booklet filled with classic KISS photos! The actual KISS Icons and the IKONS logo on the box cover are printed in silver foil.

Pictured: The top image is the cover of the box and the lower image is the actual cover of the booklet.

Gene Simmons CD:

'God Of Thunder', 'Almost Human', 'Calling Dr. Love', 'Ladies Room', 'Christine Sixteen', 'Deuce', 'Rock And Roll All Nite', 'Cold Gin', 'Parasite', 'Larger Than Life', 'Love 'em And Leave 'Em', 'Plaster Caster', 'Radioactive', 'Charisma'.

Paul Stanley CD:

'Detroit Rock City', 'Love Gun', 'Take Me', 'Strutter', 'C'mon And Love Me', 'Hotter Than Hell', '100,000 Years', 'Rock Bottom', 'Do You Love Me?', 'All American Man', 'Mr. Speed', 'I Stole Your Love', 'Wouldn't You Like To Know Me', 'I Was Made For Lovin' You'.

Ace Frehley CD:

'New York Groove', 'Shock Me', '2,000 Man', 'Rocket Ride', 'Snow Blind', 'Speedin' Back To My Baby', 'Talk To Me', 'What's On Your Mind', 'Rip It Out', 'Save Your Love', 'Hard Times', 'Two Sides Of The Coin', 'Dark Light', 'Into The Void'.

Peter Criss CD:

'Hard Luck Woman', 'Baby Driver', 'Hooligan', 'Beth', 'I Can't Stop The Rain', 'Black Diamond', 'Mainline', 'Don't You Let Me Down'', 'Dirty Livin'', 'Getaway', 'Strange Ways', 'That's The Kind Of Sugar Papa Likes', 'Easy Thing', 'I Finally Found My Way'.
Sep 13 2008
THANK YOU ARMY!
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COFFEEHOUSE PHOTOS

Thanks to everyone who came out and made the 2nd Anniversary of the KISS Coffeehouse a huge success!! We look forward to seeing you again next year.

Here are a few more photos from last weekend's celebration with Tommy Thayer.

In the Photos:

Top photo - Tommy with his first Rockuccino!

Middle Photo - Tommy with KISS Tribute band, KISSin' Time.

Bottom Photo - Tommy with KISS Coffeehouse owners, Brian & Skip.

And for all of you who requested it...you can now purchase the KISS Hotter than Hell Habanero Ketchup as well as the limited edition 2nd Anniversary Collectors Pins, on the Coffeehouse's website - www.kisscoffeehouse.com.
Sep 13 2008
BALTIMORE FAN EXPO
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6TH BALTIMORE KISS FAN EXPO

The 2008 Baltimore KISS Fan Expo will take place Sunday, October 5 at the Pikesville Hilton Hotel. This year's Special Guest is Bruce Kulick. Bruce will be at the event all day to sign autographs and take photos. KISS tribute band Love Gun will perform live, and KISS merchandise & collectibles will be on sale throughout the day.

KISSONLINE will be attending the expo!

CLICK HERE for more info on the Baltimore KISS Fan Expo.
Sep 12 2008
LATEST COLLECTIBLES
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BELT BUCKLES & SHOT GLASSES

Here are the latest approved KISS collectibles.

Pictured are:

The top four images are KISS belt buckles from licensee, Kiwi Publishing. The company is releasing Alive 35, KISS ARMY, round saw blade Logo and Icons & Logo designs.

The bottom images are the latest shot glasses from licensee, ICUP. The company is releasing two 3 shot glass sets. One set features a Peter, Gene and KISS ARMY shot glass, and the other set features a Paul, Ace and KISS ARMY shot glass.
Sep 11 2008
PAUL'S CONCERT DVD
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ONE LIVE KISS

Paul's long-anticipated 'Live To Win' tour movie is slated for a DVD release on October 21 under the title, 'ONE LIVE KISS,' via New Door / Universal!

We'll post additional details soon.
Sep 11 2008
LET'S ALL REMEMBER
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SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

Let us all remember the innocent victims of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks. 7 years ago, that carnage unified this country more than ever behind the principles of individual freedoms this country was founded on. We should stand united and pledge that those whose political or religious doctrine is based on the destruction of those who do not believe as they do, must fail and fall.
Sep 10 2008
LATEST COLLECTIBLE
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2009 KISS 4K CALENDAR

Here's the cover of the new KISS 4K 2009 calendar being released by licensee Aquarius. The calendar should be in stores this week.
Sep 09 2008
GENE ON COVER OF SPANISH MAGAZINE
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KERRANG! SPECIAL

Gene is featured on the cover of the new Spanish edition of Kerrang! Magazine.

KISS has graced 9 different magazine covers in Spain this summer!

Thanks to Javier Rueda for sending in the image.
Sep 08 2008
SOUTH CAROLINA PIRATES
A WINNING COMBINATION!

The 2008 PIHA Southeast division champions, South Carolina Pirates finally got to bring the championship cup to the KISS COFFEEHOUSE, Saturday, September 6th to get their picture with their sponsors and owner. The added bonus to the members of the team was that KISS lead guitarist Tommy Thayer was there to celebrate the second anniversary of the COFFEEHOUSE. 'Getting to see Tommy Thayer and have our picture taken with the 2008 Southeast division championship trophy, The COFFEEHOUSE management and ownership is a huge honor', Doug Jones, General Manager of the team said. 'We appreciate their sponsorship and support all season. We consider them a part of our team.' Jones...
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