News - 2010 : January

Jan 09 2010
IS EVERYWHERE!
KISSONLINE
Check out this photo from Oxigeno 102.1 Radio's New Year's Celebration in Peru. The host of the party rocked in the New Year dressed in full Paul Stanley costume and Makeup!
Jan 09 2010
I WANT TO ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE!
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Hi KISS!

Here's a photo of my son and niece outside the Hard Rock Cafe in Niagara Falls, Ontario. They just couldn't resist doing their best Gene Simmons!

Rob Stewart

LETTERS
Jan 09 2010
LOVE GUN CLIP FROM DALLAS
KISSONLINE
Check out this great fan-filmed video clip of "Love Gun" from KISS's Dallas Show!

Jan 08 2010
PAUL ADDS TWO FLORIDA ART SHOWS
PAULSTANLEY.com
Wentworth Gallery is pleased to present two art exhibitions by artist, rock icon and legendary KISS frontman Paul Stanley. Paul will make two special appearances at Wentworth Gallery in March.

Friday - March 19, 2010 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Wentworth Gallery - Town Center Mall
6000 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL

For additional details or to RSVP - please call 561-338-0804 or 800-732-6140



Saturday - March 20, 2010 - Noon - 2:00 PM

Wentworth Gallery - Las Olas
819 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

For additional details or to RSVP - please call 954-468-0685 or 800-732-6140
Jan 08 2010
CINCINNATI.com
Christopher "Critter" Smith keeps battling leukemia that won't go away

By William Croyle
Photo by Patrick Reddy

IN THE PHOTO - Critter Smith with a pair of drum sticks used by KISS drummer Eric Singer at a concert Smith attended in Milwaukee. Smith, who has leukemia, attended the concert as a guest of the band and had a backstage pass to meet and be photographed with the band.

Christopher "Critter" Smith and the leukemia that invaded his body two-and-a-half years ago are still battling each other.

Every time it seems the 12-year-old has beaten it, the disease or infections resulting from it recur.

"His spirits are usually up, but I think he's sick of being sick," said his mother, Carol Smith.

The disease is also taking a toll on the family financially.

Critter's story received some national attention last year after he stated in an interview with The Enquirer that he was a big fan of the rock group KISS. Word reached the band, prompting singer Paul Stanley and drummer Eric Singer to call Critter at the hospital and fly him to Milwaukee in June for one of their concerts.
Jan 08 2010
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH
ONLINE FOCUS
Check out this great German special on KISS.

Jan 08 2010
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Hi Guys,

My 14-year-old son and I would love to tell you about the bonding of a father and son that took place on 12-13-09 in Pittsburgh. This story actually starts way back in 1975, when I was six. My uncle introduced me to the song "Firehouse" on Alive, and by the time the song ended I was hooked for the rest of my life. You see, my father was a well-respected firefighter and I emulated everything he did... so of course "Firehouse" fit together two things I've come to love!

Fast forward 21 years later. My AWESOME son was born. As soon as I held him, I knew that I wanted him to be a KISS fan too, but I wanted him to come into it on his own with a little bit of pushing him in the right direction.

Well, now the story gets sad. Atom has what's called a congenital heart defect which threatens his life. This July he had to have emergency open heart surgery. The doctor told me that he had a 20% chance to live due to complications during surgery. My world was falling apart!

When they put him in his hospital room, I made it a point to play KISS videos non-stop so he could hear his favorite band! Well, he made a turn-around and woke up 14 days later. I feel that KISS pulled him though! When he first opened his eyes, he said to me, "Dad, will you take me to see KISS?"
Jan 08 2010
TOMMY TO PLAY IN BOB HOPE CLASSIC
TOMMYTHAYER.com
KISS lead guitarist Tommy Thayer will play golf in the celebrity field of the PGA Tour's Bob Hope Classic on January 20th through 23rd in La Quinta, California. Other celebrities appearing this year's tournament are Robbie Krieger of The Doors, Alice Cooper, Dr. Phil McGraw, actors Kurt Russell, Anthony Anderson, Kevin Nealon and Chris O'Donnell, as well as professional athletes Emmet Smith, Greg Maddux and Bo Jackson.

For more info go to www.bobhopeclassic.com
Jan 07 2010
BRUCE KULICK AT THE COFFEEHOUSE
KISSONLINE
Bruce Kulick will host a release party for his long-awaited third solo effort, BK3, at the KISS Coffeehouse in Myrtle Beach, SC on Saturday, February 6th, 2010. The festivities are set to begin at 2:00 PM and everyone is invited to join in the celebration.

"My fans have been waiting a long time to hear BK3," says Kulick, "so I wanted to hold an event that was open to all. The KISS Coffeehouse is a very cool place and I'm very excited to be able to meet my fans, and celebrate the release of BK3 with them."

Special VIP packages are available via Bruce's website, kulick.net/bk3releaseparty , and include a personal meet & greet with Bruce, an autographed copy of BK3, a BK3 poster, an exclusive early admission VIP laminate, and a BK3 guitar pick.

BK3 will be released on February 2nd on Twenty 4 Records/Rocket Science Ventures. The album, Kulick's first since 2003, features 11 tracks and special guests, including Gene Simmons, Nick Simmons (who sings lead vocals on the album's first single "Hand of the King") and Eric Singer.

The KISS Coffeehouse is located at Broadway At The Beach in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Jan 07 2010
KIDS, YOU ROCK!!!
Don't these KISS kids look great?....We think so!!!

KISS loves to see the next generation of the KISS Army...so keep the photos coming!
Jan 07 2010
IS EVERYWHERE!
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Dear KISS,

I had never been to an NCAA game and went to the Gator Bowl for New Years. I just had to go in KISS face in support of my WVU Mountaineers. Several people hugged me and had pics taken with me, even when I went out to eat after the game. It was great fun.

Happy New Year!!!

Scott Kimbler

LETTERS
Jan 06 2010
ON THE TOWN WITH
ABC / NIGHTLINE
Here's a clip of KISS's appearance on ABC's Nightline last night!

Jan 06 2010
ARMY IN IRAQ
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Your Biggest Fans, USAF, AMMO, Balad, Iraq

Hey KISS!

Salutes from the AMMO Air Force troops at Spangdahlem Airbase,Germany. You came to visit us in early 2008, then we got to go see you guys in Luxembourg later that night. The most awesome freakin' concert ever. A little later that year, us AMMO troops were tasked to deploy to Balad, Iraq. To boost our morale a little at work, we decided to order face paint and paint our faces in honor of the "Greatest Band in the World."

We had a good time parading around the bomb dump in 130 degree heat and sand storms, showing off our artwork. Hope you enjoy the picture as much as we enjoyed taking it. Thanks again for still kicking ass for us younger generations. I grew up listening to you from my parents and still love to listen to you today. See you at Rock Am Ring later this year!

SrA Ryann Werner

LETTERS
Jan 06 2010
DEUCE NEWS
JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND SHOTS... MUSIC FOR YOUR EYES!

by Barbara Caserta

The "Alive 35 World Tour" is over... Kiss delivered the goods in front of 1.5 million people, between die-hard fans and... young-hard fans! Me and Fabio were lucky (and dynamic) enough to be proudly part of the most fantastic Rock Circus on earth once again, in Europe last year, and most recently in the USA, for 4 Californian awesome shows...

I was such amazed and fascinated seeing so many children in the audience going crazy for our heroes, and most of 'em were perfect Kiss wannabes in full make up and in improvised (with lot of fantasy) mini outfits replicas! Here is the next generation, the next Kiss Army!!! So cute, so rocking! Irresistible... As Mr Stanley spoke before launching The Hymn 'Rock'N'Roll All Nite': "...we were there for your mums and dads, we will be there for you!".

Kiss is magic, Kiss is timeless... I knew it when I was 9 and I've been flashed at first sight by them and their music ("Dynasty" era), and I still feel that strong emotion now that I'm 40 and I rock around with my Kiss female tribute band KISSEXY! Italian but well known internationally, thanks to Kiss that, again, are pure magic... They are a 'Larger Than Life' (as Gene sang back in 1977! ah!) experience: they passed the test of time head high, survived brilliantly all trends and the line up changes.... And I'm always there for them as they are there for me... and all of us... When the lights go down in front of that stage, and the famous (and so true) "You wanted the best, you got the best" announcement starts, well, feels like home!
Jan 05 2010
ON ABC'S NIGHTLINE TONIGHT
ABC / NIGHTLINE
KISS will be featured on this evening's ABC News program NIGHTLINE. The award-winning news program goes on-tour with the iconic rock band and offers viewers a sneak-peak in to the musical and marketing genius that is KISS.

NIGHTLINE airs nationally on ABC at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT.
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