News - 2010 : February

Feb 26 2010
BEST DAY AT WORK EVER COURTESY OF !
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Dear KISS & the KISS Army,

Thanks to my love of KISS I managed to score the best day of work ever... on release of a guitar based video game I casually suggested demo-ing the product to customers dressed as a rockstar. My manager jumped at the idea and I got to spend the entire day as Paul Stanley leathered UP for some guitar action!

See you in London!
Adam Upson

LETTERS
Feb 26 2010
ON 'WETTEN, DASS' SATURDAY
KISSONLINE
KISS will appear live on the German TV Show, 'Wetten, Dass...?' ('Wanna Bet?') on Saturday.

'Wetten, dass..?' is the most successful television show in Europe! The entertainment show regularly draws over 50% of all German-speaking viewers.

KISS will perform on the show to promote the Sonic Boom album and their upcoming Sonic Boom Over Europe Tour.
Feb 26 2010
IS EVERYWHERE!
KISSONLINE
There's a nice article on KISS in the latest issue of the Italian ROCK STAR Magazine. The story is by Fabio Mainardi of the KISS Fan site Deuce News.

Quote from the issue: "This is the best KISS lineup since the reunion and this is the best live act since AliveII, period! Someone may claim no Ace or Peter are in the fold, but I'd tell you: leave home nostalgia and see you all on May 18th in Milan, you will be boomed away!!!
Feb 25 2010
LOADED
Here's an excerpt from a recent article in Britain's Loaded Magazine on spending a night on the road with KISS:

Loaded Joins KISS
By Matt Allen
Photos by Picture Bat

Loaded is sitting comfortably backstage at the American Airlines EnormoDome in downtown Dallas, with more slop on our face than Amy Winehouse preparing for a night on the pop. We look bloody stupid. But we don't care, because tonight we've been invited on tour with legendary US rockers, KISS -- the fire-breathing, firework-exploding, leather-clad, heavy metal four piece with more hits than Holly Sampson's homepage, post-Tiger Woods.

Heavy Metal Firegods

The reason for our arrival on the band's stadium-packed Texan party tonight is to revel in their longevity as metal's craziest animals. Formed in New York City in the early 70s, KISS are an unbelievable 35 years old. Their career has straddled hard rock, metal and disco, and they've flogged over 100 million records -- including hit singles "Crazy, Crazy Nights," "I Was Made for Lovin' You." Even their song "Love Gun" went on to provide the name for another inspirational British group, the Sex Pistols.

This heavyweight chart success is only half the story, however. For over three decades, KISS have been metal's premier live band with a stage show that comprises pyrotechnics, blood bags and ludicrous, high-wire acrobatics -- it's estimated their tour overheads come in at a whopping $1m dollars a week.
Feb 25 2010
IS EVERYWHERE!
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Hi KISS & the KISS ARMY!

20 years ago, an artist known as "Coluche" founded a non profit organization named "Les restos du coeur" (heart's restaurants). This foundation helps homeless (and also poor) people to have a hot meal or something to eat for their family. Coluche died in a bike accident, but his friends make the show (and the foundation) go on. The foundation earns money with a single made with some of the biggest French artists every year. The artists perform under the name "Les Enfoires". After the single is released, they tour in France. This year, the single is the KISS hit "I Was Made For Lovin' You"! Below is the video for the song...enjoy!

Stephane



LETTERS
Feb 24 2010
SONIC BOOM VINYL SOLD OUT
KISSONLINE
Limited edition KISS SONIC BOOM Vinyl is now completely SOLD OUT.
Feb 24 2010
LONDON SHOW SOLD OUT
KISSONLINE
Tickets for KISS' intimate UK club show on March 2nd, 2010 sold out within minutes today! Thank you again, KISS Army... and we'll see you in London!
Feb 24 2010
THEMED BACHELOR PARTY
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Dear KISS,

I just wanted to share a picture from a dear friend's bachelor party from this past weekend in Duluth, MN. KISS is what brought this group of friends together, one by one, going back 23 years for the two Gene's of the group. Many concerts and Halloweens later...we thought this was this best way to pay tribute during this bachelor party!

Thank you for everything - keep rocking.

Joe Mantel

LETTERS
Feb 24 2010
THIS DAY IN TORY 2002
KISSONLINE
On this day in KISStory -- February 24, 2002, KISS performs at the XIX Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony in Salt Lake City to a worldwide audience of over three billion TV viewers.

Feb 24 2010
EXTREME HOME MAKEOVER CLIP
ABC
Here's KISS' appearance on ABC's Extreme Home Makeover!

Feb 24 2010
ERIC-SINGER.com
By Tim McPhate - KissFAQ

KF: That segues us into "Unplugged."

ES: To me, it was kind of bittersweet at the end of it. Once we got to do "MTV Unplugged," I knew it was cool. We played with the original guys. It was cool getting to play double drums onstage with the original band and to be part of that.

But it was also kind of awkward because I knew all the rumors were flying around. And look, it was very obvious that Peter and Ace and their managers were definitely jockeying position to try to get Gene and Paul to do a reunion tour. Look, it wasn't just Gene and Paul trying to MacGyver the whole thing. Absolutely not. That was something that was going on from Ace and Peter's camp. There's no doubt about it.
Feb 23 2010
CLASSIC ROCK, ROADRUNNER, LOUD & PROUD
CLASSIC ROCK, ROADRUNNER RECORDS,
LOUD & PROUD AND
KISS
Announce

Intimate UK Club Show in March 2010 in advance of the "Sonic Boom Over Europe: From The Beginning To The Boom" European Tour May / June 2010

Rock legends KISS are set to bring their new "Sonic Boom Over Europe: From the Beginning To the Boom" tour to Europe in Summer 2010.

In advance of the full European tour, KISS will play a special one-off club show at London's O2 Academy Islington on 2nd March 2010. With just 500 tickets available to the public, this show is a rare chance for fans to see one of the world's biggest bands in an intimate venue.

Says KISS frontman Paul Stanley: "We thought this was the perfect opportunity to do something a bit crazy. With all the buzz about our upcoming tour, we thought, let's come to London, strip it down, turn it up and blow the roof off the O2 Academy. What better way to say 'thank you' to our most devoted fans than to pummel them?"

Very limited tickets will be available from www.livenation.co.uk from 12.00 midday tomorrow Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010.

Feb 23 2010
SONIC BOOM VINYL SLEEVE PREVIEW
KISSONLINE SNEAK PEEK
This is the actual printing proof sheet for the full color inner sleeve of the Limited Edition KISS SONIC BOOM Vinyl. The sleeve includes the album's lyrics.
Feb 23 2010
SNEAK PEEK OF NEW PLUSH TOYS
KISSONLINE SNEAK PEEK
Here are the proto-types for a new edition of KISS plush toys. Once approved by the band, these will go into production and be released in late summer. Stay tuned for more details...
Feb 22 2010
GENE ATTENDS VIVA ELVIS PREMIERE
WIRE IMAGE
Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed arrive at the world premiere of Cirque du Soleil's "Viva ELVIS" production at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter February 19, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Photo by E. Miller
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