News - 2009 : May

May 20 2009
AMERICAN IDOL PHOTOS
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KISS BACKSTAGE PHOTOS

Here are a few photos of KISS backstage just before their performance on American Idol.

Photos by F Micelotta/American Idol 2009/Getty Images for Fox)
May 20 2009
ON AMERICAN IDOL
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KISS BLOWS UP AMERICAN IDOL!!!

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

KISS just rocked an audience of over 25 million with American Idol Finalist, Adam Lambert!

You voted for an American Idol.... Now your vote can determine which cities KISS will play on their HUGE upcoming TOUR!

VOTE NOW!!!....

The hottest band in the world, KISS, will tour this fall, and they want YOU, the KISS ARMY to choose which cities they'll play!

In the first-ever fan-routed tour, KISS will take votes straight from the KISS ARMY! The entire 2009 tour will be determined by the cities with the most votes. Watch the tour unfold in real time as voting continues and city rankings are updated!

Fans across the U.S. and Canada can cast their votes at eventful.com/Kiss to have their city included on the KISS 2009 North American tour. Fans can vote, and then check the tally of what cities are in the lead to have Kiss rock their hometown!

www.eventful.com/kiss.

May 20 2009
ON AMERICAN IDOL
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KISS AMERICAN IDOL PHOTOS

Here are some more great photos of KISS and Adam Lambert from their performance on 'American Idol' tonight!

(Photo by Kevin Winter/American Idol 2009/Getty Images for FOX)
May 20 2009
AMERICAN IDOL CLIP
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KISS AMERICAN IDOL CLIP

Check out this awesome clip of KISS rocking out with Adam Lambert tonight on the American Idol Finale!

May 20 2009
NEW IN KOL'S SHOP
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KISS PACKAGE SPECIALS

Check out these 2 great KISS bundle specials!

KISS His & Hers T-Shirt Special - this His and Hers package includes the KISS Army Shield tee as well as the Star Struck Rhinestone Babydoll.

CLICK HERE to order the KISS His & Hers T-Shirt Special.

KISS Rock 'N' Roll All Nite Special - A KISS Rock N' Roll All Nite tee and KISS Army tote bag.

CLICK HERE to order the KISS Rock 'N' Roll All Nite Special .
May 20 2009
NEW VANS
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ROCK 'N' ROLL OVER VANS

Here's a first look at the new KISS Rock 'N' Roll Over shoes and jeans from Vans! These, along with Rock 'N' Roll Over classic slip ons & t-shirts, will be released in June.

Vans KISS products are available at better footwear stores and boutiques worldwide as well as on vans.com.

The Vans KISS Solo Faces and Dressed To Kill SK8-Hi are available in stores now.

Look for additional collaborations created by Vans and KISS in 2009.
May 20 2009
AT SUMMERFEST
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
KISS AT SUMMERFEST

KISS booked for June 27 at Summerfest

Pucker up, '70s rock fans. You're going to love this.

Summerfest has announced the last of this year's 11 Marcus Amphitheater headliners, and it's a big, wet KISS.

Original members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley will be joined by Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer in full makeup and costumes for the show at 7:30 p.m. June 27, the first Saturday of Summerfest.

Tickets will go on sale at noon May 26 at the amphitheater box office and through Ticketmaster, (800) 745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com.
May 19 2009
Diamant Noir
KISS IKONS TRADING CARDS

Interview With Jesse Leadbetter

Among the dozens of products stamped by the KISS logo flooding the market, there is one whose success with the fans has never failed: the trading card. 2009 promises to be an exceptional vintage with the release of a new and beautiful series from Press Pass, 'KISS Ikons!' And since good news never comes alone, the U.S. company promises a second series for the month of August! I'm not going to tell you more and I'm going to leave you with Jesse Leadbetter, Associate Product Manager for Press Pass, who was kind enough to answer some questions for DN's readers...

- First, could you please...
May 19 2009
AT CALIFORNIA MID-STATE FAIR
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KISS ARMY MEMBERS-ONLY TICKET PRESALE

A KISS ARMY Members-Only ticket presale for the KISS show at the California Mid-State Fair begins today at 3PM (PST).

Presale starts: Tuesday, May 19 @ 12PM (PST) Presale ends: Thursday, May 21 @ 12AM (PST)

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

KISS at California Mid-State Fair Paso Robles, California July 28, 2009 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 19 2009
THIS DAY IN TORY 1978
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KISS PERFORMED AT MAGIC MOUNTAIN

KISS performed a free concert at Magic Mountain Amusement Park in Valencia, California on May 19th, 1978. The concert, which took place in the parking lot of Magic Mountain, was filmed and used for the concert scenes in the movie, KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park. Tickets were distributed through a California radio station and approximately 10,000 fans attended the show. KISS performed a full regular set list and then lip-synched “Love Gun” and “Shock Me” for the movie. Between the concert and filming the extra scenes, the shoot lasted several hours and the band members interacted with the crowd through out the event.

Paul on the concert and film shoot:

"I remember it all like it was yesterday. Doing a film and a concert in a band where some were barely speaking to each other and others not speaking at all was even wierder than the script! I still can't figure out the end of the film."

May 18 2009
THIS DAY IN TORY 1993
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KISS INDUCTED IN ROCK WALK

On May 18th, 1993, KISS featuring Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Bruce Kulick were inducted into Hollywood's famed RockWalk. At the ceremony in front of fans, friends and family, Paul, Gene and Bruce spoke to the crowd and then left impressions of their hand prints in a block of cement. After adding plates of the KISS logo and their signatures, the stone plaque was later added to RockWalk located at the site of the famed Oriental Theatre now Guitar Center Hollywood. Eric Carr was posthumously inducted into the Rock Walk in 1995 and added to the KISS plaque.

Visit RockWalk's website at http://www.rockwalk.com/ and look up KISS under inductees for some more photos of the induction as well as photos of some of RockWalk's KISS memorabilia including an Ace Frehley Les Paul guitar, Peter Criss' boots and Paul Stanley's Iceman guitar and boots.

Dedicated to honoring those individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to the music industry, Hollywood's RockWalk became a reality on November 13, 1985. At last, the Rock 'n Roll world could claim for itself an institution every bit as compelling as Mann's Chinese Theatre, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Hollywood's RockWalk has honored such creatively diverse and equally as accomplished individuals and groups such as KISS, Aerosmith, Van Halen, Johnny Cash, Dick Clark, Willie Dixon, The Doobie Brothers, Jimi Hendrix, Les Paul, John Lee Hooker, The Moody Blues, Phil Ramone and Smokey Robinson.

May 18 2009
THIS DAY IN TORY 1993
KISSONLINE.com
KISS ALIVE III ALBUM RELEASED

KISS' Gold ALIVE III album was released May 18th, 1993. Their third live album featured a tougher sounding KISS, as Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Bruce Kulick and Eric Singer tore through sixteen KISS Classics, that focused mainly on material from the 80’s and 90’s . ALIVE III opens with a bang (literally) to the crunching “Creatures Of The Night” and slows down only briefly along the way for a beautiful version of “Forever”. Performances on songs like “Duece”, “Unholy”, “Detroit Rock City” and “God Gave Rock And Roll To You”, show just how tight and flexible this lineup was both vocally and musically! The album ends with a stellar version of the “Star Spangled Banner”, featuring some tasty guitar work by Mr. Kulick, which should make any American KISS Fan proud!

Alive III was produced by Eddie Kramer and KISS and was recorded in November 1992 during KISS’ REVENGE tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit, Michigan, Richfield Coliseum in Cleveland, Ohio and Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Track List:

Creatures Of The Night / Deuce / I Just Wanna / Unholy / Heaven's On Fire / Watchin' You / Domino / I Was Made For Lovin' You / I Still Love You / Rock 'n' Roll All Nite / Lick It Up / Forever / Take It Off / I Love It Loud / Detroit Rock City / God Gave Rock 'n' Roll To You / Star Spangled Banner

Note: “Take It Off” only appeared on the Japanese and European versions as well as the US Vinyl release of ALIVE III

May 18 2009
THIS DAY IN TORY 1987
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KISS EXPOSED VIDEO RELEASED

KISS released their full length home video KISS EXPOSED May 18th, 1987. This fan favorite release featured both classic footage of KISS as well as some hilarious tongue in cheek humor. KISS Exposed was certified both Gold and Platinum.

Review by Paul Diamond Blow

Now this is what I call a rockumentary! The KISS Exposed video is freaking hilarious, in fact it's funnier than Spinal Tap - mostly because this is full of campy humor and involves a REAL band. This video runs like a feature length movie, at an hour and a half, and is the most entertaining music video I've ever seen.

This rockumentary, if you will, stars...
May 17 2009
THIS DAY IN TORY 2003
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KISS ROCKED THE ROSE BOWL

Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

KISS performed at KIIS-FM's Annual 'Wango Tango - The Ultimate Reality Show' at the Rose Bowl on May 17, 2003 in Pasadena, California. The band rocked over 50,000 fans as the closing act of the event!

SET LIST: Detroit Rock City / Deuce / Love Gun / Rock And Roll All Nite
May 17 2009
DEMAND MERCHADISE
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CUSTOM KISS DEMAND IT MERCHANDISE

Now that you've demanded a KISS show in your city on Eventful.com, here s a chance to make that dream into a reality! Design a custom tee to help make your case, and wear your love of KISS on your sleeve as you advance your cause. Before you know it, you could be busting out the leather and the facepaint, getting ready for your very own local KISS show. So what are you waiting for?

Make it happen!

CLICK HERE to make KISS Demand It T-shirts, buttons, coffee mugs, bumper stickers, key chains and more.
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