News - 2010 : February

Feb 22 2010
LATEST TATTOOS
KISSONLINE
Check out these great KISS tattoos! Thanks to the KISS Army for sharing them with the band.

Please keep sending KISSonline your tattoos, artwork, photos, etc. ... the band really enjoys seeing it all, and so do the fans!
Feb 22 2010
AUTHOR JOE HILL ON
USA Weekend Paper
From 'Who's hot in Hollywood' section

Joe Hill, Stephen King's author son, adores music as much as he loves books. And when working on his novel Horns, in stores now, he listened to KISS. "They're about as guilty a pleasure as you can get," says Hill, 37, adding that his famous father took him to his first KISS concert in the late 1970s. "I stayed awake long enough to see Gene Simmons spit blood, and then I fell asleep next to my dad. "
Feb 22 2010
ERIC-SINGER.com
By Tim McPhate - KissFAQ

KISS fans know Eric Singer is a talented drummer. But perhaps more notably, Eric Singer is full of passion. And, as he is apt to point out, he can sometimes go on tangents.

"I will try to speak slowly, clearly and concisely because I tend to talk a hundred miles an hour," he prefaces. "But when you catch me early in the day like this, I am usually more mellow."

Over the course of two and a half hours with Eric, we span many topics over coffee for him and energy drinks for me. At times it feels like more of a conversation than an interview. During our discussion he is interrupted by business calls as KISS is getting ready to head for Europe, starting with a promotional tour next week. When asked about future band plans, Eric jokes, "I look at KISS Online -- that's where I usually find out what we're doing and where I'm going."
Feb 21 2010
THIS DAY IN TORY 1974
KISSONLINE
On this day in KISStory -- February 21, 1974, KISS performed Nothin' to Lose, Firehouse and Black Diamond for ABC's In Concert. The performance aired on March 29, becoming KISS' first national television appearance.

Feb 20 2010
IS EVERYWHERE!
KISSONLINE
LATEST KISS MAGAZINE COVER

Here's Paul Stanley on the cover of the latest issue of the Belgian magazine, Stage.

Thanks to Luc Verdickt for sending KISSonline the image!
Feb 19 2010
MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT TUESDAY
CLASSIC ROCK

... And the only way to find out about it is to subscribe to the Classic Rock newsletter. KISS are poised to make a massive announcement. Unfortunately, we can say no more at this stage. We can give no details or specifics. But believe us... it is MASSIVE news.

If you want to get ahead of the pack and be the first to know what this KISS announcement is, all you have to do is subscribe to the Classic Rock newsletter. We've got the exclusive inside story.

The newsletter containing the lip-smacking KISS news will be delivered to your inbox next Tuesday afternoon (February 23). You will receive the newsletter once a week thereafter.

To subscribe to the Classic Rock newsletter, simply click here.

No KISS fan should miss this!

Feb 19 2010
IS EVERYWHERE!!
KISSONLINE
KISS AT MADRID FASHION WEEK

Take a look at these awesome KISS dresses worn by the beautiful models during French designer Mayan Hasen's fashion show at Madrid Fashion Week.

Thanks to Javier Rueda for sending KISSONLINE the images!
Feb 19 2010
NEW SEARCH TOOLBAR
KISSONLINE.com
The best way to keep updated on everything KISS is to get the brand new official search toolbar for IE, Safari and Firefox. This amazing new FREE tool allows you to surf the web and win exclusive KISS prizes right from your browser (courtesy: www.searchwithKISS.com ). The toolbar keeps you updated with KISS news, quick links to every single official band page. This is the ULTIMATE browser add-on that no fan should be without.

Wherever the web takes you, bring KISS along for the ride with the official search toolbar. Download yours today at http://KISSofficial.ourtoolbar.com and start winning even faster!

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!

KISS's amazing search toolbar makes it easy for you to search the web and win prizes from the band.

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Feb 18 2010
IS EVERYWHERE!
KISSONLINE
LATEST KISS FANZINE COVER

Here's Paul Stanley on the cover of the latest issue of the Swedish fanzine, Destroyer.
Feb 18 2010
THIS DAY IN TORY 1974
KISSONLINE
On this day in KISStory -- February 18, 1974, KISS released their self-titled debut album.

Here's a 1974 commercial for KISS' first album. In the clip, KISS is performing at the Academy of Music in New York, NY -- January 26, 1974. Notice that Paul is wearing his bandit makeup!

Feb 18 2010
NOMINATED FOR GOLDEN GODS AWARD
KISSONLINE
KISS is a nominee in the "Comeback Of The Year" category at this year's Revolver Golden Gods Awards.

America's first-ever hard-rock and heavy-metal music awards show is back! The second annual REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS presented by Epiphone will take place Thursday, April 8, returning to Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles. The show will later be televised on VH1 Classic on Saturday, May 22 (air time TBA).

Vote for KISS now!


Feb 17 2010
EXTREME MAKEOVER TV COMMERCIAL
ABC
Check out this commercial for Sunday's episode of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition with KISS!

 

Feb 17 2010
ERIC SINGER'S MUSICIAN'S FRIEND INTERVIEW
KISSONLINE
Here's a great Eric Singer interview with Musician's Friend. The interview took place during Eric's photo shoot for the March cover of the Musician's Friend Catalog.

Feb 17 2010
IS EVERYWHERE!
KISSONLINE
Here's Eric Singer on the cover of the March issue of the Musician's Friend catalog.
Feb 16 2010
Q MAGAZINE
The March 2010 issue of Britain's Q magazine has a feature on Casablanca Records' early years, which features some great vintage photos of the band, as well as quotes from the band on what it was like to work for the label. Here's an excerpt:

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Disco Inferno: Casablanca Records
by Ben Mitchell

Founded by Neil Bogart in 1973 after eight years in the music business, with money provided by Warner Brothers, Casablanca signed their first act, KISS. The band's self-titled debut album was released in 1974.

Gene Simmons: It was a really strange time when the businessmen were not in charge of record companies. Crazy and wild people were in charge of record companies. Neil Bogart was crazy and wild. We wore more makeup than most clowns, higher heels than most women, and more leather than you normally find in an S&M bar. Neil was honest enough to admit that he didn't get us, but he gambled on our passion.

Paul Stanley: After Neil signed us, we spent a year or so opening for anybody who would let us. Every time we walked out onstage, if people weren't outright laughing, they were hitting one another in the ribs and snickering. But when we played, they went crazy. What we lacked in musicianship we made up for in conviction.
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