News - 2009 : November

Nov 10 2009
CHICAGO NOW
By Jill Cataldo

This weekend marked milestones in my sons' young lives -- and in the life of any KISS fan. The boys attended their first KISS concerts. Now, the uninitiated might question whether taking children to a loud, pyrotechnic-filled spectacle is a good idea at all. But when you're a die-hard, devoted fan of the hottest band in the land, and also a parent, it's only natural to reach a point where you'll want to introduce your children to KISS.

At ages two and four, my boys are well aware of their mother's passion for KISS. They've never known a world in which KISS did not exist. And, for our children, KISS is everywhere -- KISS songs rock our car when I'm driving to them to play group each week. KISS magnets hold their artwork up on our refrigerator. KISS's makeup faces are floating on rubber ducks when they take their baths. KISS is emblazoned on their clothes, posted on their bedroom walls, and carried in their hearts.

Ever since the beginning of the tour, as Mom and Dad have jaunted off to various cities throughout the Alive 35 tour, our boys have asked when they could attend their first KISS concert. With two back-to-back Midwest KISS shows over the past weekend, it seemed the perfect time to fully initiate them into KISS World.
Nov 10 2009
NICKIE LOVES
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS,

Just wanted to let everyone see my daughter's costume from this year. She is a HUGE fan of Kiss and especially Gene already (she is 5). This costume was all her idea! She was a huge hit while we were out trick or treating. She definitely stood out in the sea of princesses, fairies and super heroes.

Thanks,
Nickie Brooks

LETTERS
Nov 10 2009
CHICAGO VIDEO CLIP OF "DEUCE"
KISSONLINE
Here's a fan-filmed clip of "Deuce" from KISS's Chicago show at the United Center!

Nov 10 2009
JACOB & JORDAN ROCK
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Hi Kiss!

My two sons adore KISS and desparately wanted to be made up and Gene and Paul. We have affectionately called these Baby Gene and Baby Paul. Unfortunately due to my up an coming middle east deployment, I will not be able to take them to see KISS in Dallas, but just know they will still be rockin to their CDs. The best part of their outfits was taking them to a church Halloween festival. The looks they got were priceless, but they stood proud and represented.

Thanks,
Jimmie Graves

LETTERS
Nov 09 2009
CHICAGO VIDEO CLIP OF "HOTTER THAN HELL"
KISSONLINE
Here's a great fan-filmed clip of "Hotter Than Hell" live at Chicago's United Center Friday night!

Nov 09 2009
VOODOO INTERVIEW
ROCK ON ALTITUDE
Rock On Altitude interviewed KISS before their Voodoo Festival concert. Check out this clip!

Nov 09 2009
THANK YOU DOC & !
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Hello!

First, I would like to personally thank Doc for giving my little girl Taylor a Paul Stanley Alive 35 guitar pick. Doc approached her and asked her if this was her first Kiss show. My little girl, who is three, knows the classic Kiss intro but only said "All right Minneapolis" for Doc. My wife said he laughed. What a way to top off a special night! Thanks again Doc, your a great man and it's an honor knowing my family met you!

Second, thank you Kiss! Last night was my tenth Kiss show and it was the best I have ever seen! To bill this show anything less than "The Greatest Show on Earth" would be a crime. You were perfect last night! Tight and loud! The best part though was seeing the reaction my little girl had watching you. So, thank you again for always being there. My girl has now been christened into the Kiss Army! I have said it before and I will say it again, the good lord sends us something special once in a lifetime and that something special is Kiss!

Thanks again Kiss and Doc! We love you!

Travis Bierwerth Minnesota Chapter of the Kiss Army

LETTERS
Nov 09 2009
ON COVER OF FRENCH MAGAZINE
KISSONLINE
KISS are featured on the cover of the November/December issue (#227) of Guitarist & Bass Magazine in France!

Thanks to Fredvehert of Diamant Noir for the image!
Nov 08 2009
TOMMY'S BIRTHDAY CAKE
KISSONLINE
Here's Tommy, Paul and Eric backstage in Minneapolis after last night's show celebrating Tommy's birthday with a very special birthday cake!
Nov 08 2009
VIDEO CLIP OF "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" FROM MINNEAPOLIS
KISSONLINE
During the November 7, 2009 concert at Minneapolis' Target Center, KISS and the audience sang "Happy Birthday" to Tommy Thayer.

Nov 08 2009
IS EVERYWHERE!
KISSONLINE
KISS is featured on a wall mural for eggs in a California Trader Joe's Grocery store.

Thanks to Brian for sending the image to KOL!
Nov 08 2009
FEATURED ON SPANISH NEWSPAPER COVER
Gene Simmons appeared on the cover of the largest Spanish newspaper, "El Pais", last Friday, November 6th. This section also contained a two page article about the band, with a brief interview from New Orleans.

Thank to Santy Pradas for sending KOL the image.
Nov 08 2009
CREATURES TATTOO
KISSONLINE
Check out this fan's great KISS Creature of the Night tattoo at the Minneapolis show meet & greet.

Photo by Spiro Papadatos for KISSOnline.
Nov 08 2009
VIDEO CLIP OF PAUL'S FLIGHT IN MINNEAPOLIS
KISSONLINE
Here's a video with a cool perspective of Paul's flight in Minneapolis last night!

Nov 08 2009
ED
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
By: Morley Walker

THEY say you never forget your first KISS.Russ Antymis was 12 when an older cousin turned him on to an album by the American heavy-metal glam rockers. Now 36, he's still listening.

"It's the makeup and theatrics, and I love their music," says Antymis, a math and science teacher at Elmwood High School.

"I love that fun, heavy kind of feeling."

As a card-carrying member of the KISS Army, the group's international fan club, Antymis nabbed four tickets in Row 11 on the MTS Centre floor for Monday night's concert.
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