News - 2009 : May

May 25 2009
THIS DAY IN TORY 2006
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KISS AT ROCK HONORS

On May 25, 2006 - KISS closed ROCK HONORS, which also featured Queen, Def Leppard and Judas Priest as inaugural honorees of "VH1 Rock Honors." "VH1 Rock Honors" was launched by the network to pay homage to the gods of hard rock! The event took place at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas and included live performances by each of the bands.

KISS performed "Detroit Rock City," "Deuce," "Love Gun" and an unscheduled "Makin' Love." Right before the KISS set, an ALL STAR band featuring Ace Frehley, Rob Zombie, Tommy Lee, Scott Ian, Gilby Clarke and Slash, ripped through a brutal version of "God of Thunder" honoring KISS.

May 25 2009
WIN GREAT PRIZES
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SEARCH WITH KISS NOW

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Search with KISS is a search engine powered by Google and Ask.com, except here every web search is a chance to win 'Swag Bucks' which can be redeemed for KISS prizes and high end electronics. Simply make www.searchwithkiss.com your homepage and use it everyday just like you use Google and any other search engine. Each day many random winning times will be selected, if you search after one of these times and your search is a winner - you'll win a Swag Buck. You then simply redeem your Swag Buck at the official KISS Swag Store for the prize you want and it'll be shipped right to your door!

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May 24 2009
LATEST MAGAZINE COVER
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METAL HAMMER KISS POSTER SPECIAL

KISS is featured in the Spanish Metal Hammer #2 Poster Magazine Special. The issue contains 8 KISS posters, as well as KISS on the front and back covers!

Thanks to Javier Rueda for the image.
May 24 2009
IS EVERYWHERE!
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KISS DISPLAY AT BLOOMINGDALES

Check out this new KISS Alive 35 T-shirt on display at Bloomingdales!

The shirt is from KISS licensee, Trunk.

May 24 2009
THIS DAY IN TORY 2008
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FIRST TIME KISS ROCKED RUSSIA

KISS rocked Moscow, Russia on May 24, 2008. This was the band's first ever performance in Russia!

Here's a fan filmed clip of 'SHE' from KISS' first ever show in Moscow, Russia!!

May 23 2009
THIS DAY IN TORY 1979
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KISS DYNASTY ALBUM RELEASED

KISS released their DYNASTY album on May 23rd, 1979. The album features KISS’ first international top 5 smash hit, “I Was Made For Lovin’ You”. This song was the first collaboration between Paul Stanley and Desmond Child for KISS. Though known for that great disco song, other more rockin’ DYNASTY tracks included “X-Ray Eyes”, “Save Your Love”, “Magic Touch” and “Hard Times". The album is filled with some of KISS’ most melodic and catchy hooks. Led by the success of “I Was Made For Lovin’ You”, DYNASTY spent 25 weeks on the charts peaking at #9 and was certified Platinum by July!

Except for Peter Criss's sole appearance on “Dirty Livin”, which featured his lead vocals and drumming, it was Anton Fig who handled the drums on all other songs on DYNASTY.

KISS released two promotional videos for DYNASTY, “I Was Made For Lovin’ You” and the great Paul Stanley pop rocker “Sure Know Something”.

DYNASTY Track Listing:

I Was Made For Lovin' You / 2,000 Man / Sure Know Something / Dirty Livin' / Charisma / Magic Touch / Hard Times / X-Ray Eyes / Save Your Love

May 23 2009
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KISSCOSTUMES.COM

KISSCostumes.com is the exclusive retailer of officially licensed KISS costumes and they are ready to bring the world of KISS to your living room. Their collection of authentic KISS costumes, including all of the band members, The Demon, Starchild, Spaceman, and Catman, is sure exceed the expectations of even the biggest KISS fans. Press Release:

The KISS Army and fans everywhere can now rock and roll all nite long and party everyday in the new and only officially licensed costumes and accessories from KISS Costumes.com.

The online retailer features all four of the original band member's, the Demon, Starchild, Catman and Spaceman...
May 22 2009
AMERICAN IDOL 8: FINALE!
TV ENVY
KISS - WOW!

American Idol 8: Finale! Blog

by K.C. Morgan

Adam Lambert introduced KISS - WOW! - and the strange getup became a bit more clear. This was the most awesome moment in all of Idol history, for me personally. Amid pyrotechnic wonders, the band worked the song to a frenzy with Adam s strong rock vocals on display. 'Detroit Rock City,' and you d better believe it.

This quickly turned, of course, into KISS anthem song. Gene Simmons made the song hot, Adam set it off. It this wasn t the YouTube moment of the season, then I don t know what was. Lambert definitely got the best number, and I m ready to call it the best finale in eight years.

Carlos Santana had the unenviable task of following the act. He strummed out some of his famous licks, which felt very slow-paced after the unbelievable energy KISS brought to the theatre. I was actually screaming to see more KISS by this point.
May 22 2009
AMERICAN IDOL WINNER - !
WBAL RADIO
THE KISS ARMY IS ALIVE!!

By Scott Wykoff

It was a night to remember for all those members (including me) of the KISS Army.

Millions of Americans rocking to Detroit Rock City and Rock and Roll All Night as KISS was front-and-center on the American Idol finale show performing with eventual runner-up Adam Lambert.

Even though he finished second to Kris Allen, Lambert was the real winner last night with the KISS Army.

Not one, but three KISS hits. And better yet, KISS is coming out with a new album and will hit the road for a new tour. Do you think Adam Lambert might find his way on stage during the tour? It will be KISS' first album since 1998's 'Psycho Circus,' which went to #3 on the Billboard albums chart.

Sure Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are the only remaining originals in the band (they're joined now by Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer) . Ace Frehley is out on and his own now and 63-year-old Peter Criss got out of the business in 2004. Ace and Peter, you missed out on this one!

I've been in the KISS Army since the 70s when the make-up wearing rockers first hit the scene.

Small world. David Glickman was in my class in school growing up in Cleveland and his father Carl did management work for KISS. How cool was that. David kept us all supplied with plenty of KISS albums. David was one of the few people I ever knew in the 70s who actually saw Gene, Paul, Ace and Peter without make-up on. Word always spread quick when the band stopped by his house in Shaker Heights.

Cleveland was a regular stop when KISS was on tour and to this day KISS concerts rank as some of the best I've ever attended. I saw them a couple of times with my friends at the now torn down Richfield Coliseum. What a show!

It was a big thrill to see them play a few years ago on one of the network New Years Eve TV specials.

My 12-year-old son even has KISS on his Ipod.

Thanks to American Idol, he and his brother and mom and dad joined forces together in the KISS Army last night.
May 22 2009
AND ADAM BLOW UP IDOL
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NOW THAT'S THE WAY TO ROCK THE HOUSE!

KISS and Adam Lambert Blow Up American Idol

The two American Idol finalists counted down their last two hours Wednesday night with the rest of the Top 13, singing their way through an A-list of special guest appearances to find out who would be the Season 8 American Idol. And as he did in his performances on Tuesday evening, Adam Lambert proved again why he was in the final two. And who better to prove what a rocker he is than with arguably one of the greatest performing acts of all time -- KISS?

Adam Lambert stood at center stage and began the acapello intro to 'Beth,' unquestionably KISS' slowest song. Dressed all in black, dressed like a glam rocker, Adam had mesh wire constructs on his shoulders that were vaguely reminiscent of wings, sort of like a KISS costume starter kit.

But then Adam Lambert introduced KISS to the audience and the stage exploded. The opening chords of 'Detroit Rock City' began as an hydraulic lift dropped the band onto the stage where Adam joined them. Rhythm guitarist and lead singer Paul Stanley and Adam Lambert traded off lyrics, then the song transitioned into 'Rock and Roll All Nite.' On that audience favorite, bassist and sometimes lead singer Gene Simmons and Adam Lambert traded lyrics. The song ended with Adam belting his trademark scream.

May 21 2009
AT MILWAUKEE SUMMERFEST
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KISS ARMY MEMBERS-ONLY TICKET PRESALE

A KISS ARMY Members-Only ticket presale for the KISS show at the Marcus Amphitheater Summerfest begins Friday at 12PM (PST).

Presale starts: Friday, May 22 @ 12PM (CST) Presale ends: Monday, May 25 @ 10AM (CST)

While supplies last, KISS ARMY Members will have access to MEMBERS-Only tickets for the following KISS Concert date:

KISS at Milwaukee Summerfest Milwaukee, WI Sat, Jun 27, 2009 07:30 PM If you are a Premium KISS ARMY Member: LOGIN NOW.

If your membership to the KISS ARMY has expired: RENEW NOW. If you are not a premium member of the KISS ARMY and would like to participate in the presale: JOIN NOW.
May 21 2009
KOL FAN LETTER
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KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Hey KISS & the KISS ARMY!

I visited the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn Michigan today at the' Rockstars Cars and Guitars' Exhibit featuring KISS!

Took a few photos for all to enjoy!

Good stuff! Eddie Golatka Detroit Rock city!

LETTERS click here
May 21 2009
& ADAM
MTV.com
Lambert Gets Glammed Up With KISS

'American Idol' hopeful joins band for 'Detroit Rock City' and 'Rock and Roll All Nite.'

By James Montgomery

Say what you will about Adam Lambert, but you cannot deny the fact that the guy knows how to put on a show.

Regardless of whether or not he's crowned 'American Idol' champ, he already stole the show with a jaw-dropping, fist-pumping, pyro-enhanced performance with legendary rockers Kiss.

Lambert started things off solo, wearing a studded, sorta-angelic ensemble (leather epaulet, with wings and all), performing a somber, falsetto'ed version of 'Beth.' Then as the pyro hit, Kiss themselves descended from the heavens and launched into a big-time take on another staple (from the same year, 1976), 'Detroit Rock City.'

Lambert strutted and belted it out, drawing 'Wow ... Did he just hit that note?' looks from guitarist Paul Stanley — and wearing a pair of platform boots that made him right at home with the glammed-up dudes in Kiss.

Then, with more pyro flaring, it was into 'Rock and Roll All Nite,' with bassist Gene Simmons and Lambert trading verses (then, in an inspired split-screen, Simmons, Lambert and Stanley all sang in unison).

After even more pyro, a smashed guitar and one seriously long note from Lambert, it was all over ... Minus Simmons spitting up blood, it was everything you'd get from a Kiss show, mashed into roughly four minutes. A very fiery (and pretty amazing) coronation for the man who could be 'Idol' king.
May 21 2009
GLAMBERT MEETS !
ROLLING STONE
'BEST THING ON IDOL ALL SEASON'

Here's Rolling Stone's Live Blog from last night's American Idol finale:

9:18 pm: WOW! Glambert meets KISS! You wanted the best and you got it! 'BETH!' Wow. LOVE those…uh…shoulder pads? Snake cages? What the hell is that you re wearing? Fire your LOVE GUN, Glambert. He is KILLING 'Detroit Rock City.'

9:21 pm: KISS Meet The Phantom of the Park had nothing on KISS Meet The Phantom of The Glamb-Screech!

9:24 pm: That was even greater than Cyndi with Allison. To recover, I m going to need some cold gin, tequila, vodka and orange juice.

9:26 pm: Well, THAT was a star. Maybe if Adam doesn't join Queen as their new lead singer, he could tour with KISS.

9:28 pm: This is so my now it s not even funny. Adam rocking (and rolling over) with KISS was just about the best thing on Idol ALL SEASON LONG.
May 21 2009
AMERICAN IDOL PHOTOS
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MORE KISS LIVE PHOTOS

Here are some more great photos from last night's American Idol finale!

(Photos by Kevin Winter/American Idol 2009/Getty Images for FOX)

CLICK HERE to visit Getty Images American Idol KISS Gallery.

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