News - 2010 : March

Mar 17 2010
SHORTLIST
The KISS hellrasier lists his all-time animated favourites

1. Max Fleischer's Superman

These original animations by Max Fleischer were like little movies and so realistically drawn. Seeing them as a kid, my jaw would drop. Like Fleischer, other major cartoonists like Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Bob Kane who did Batman, were almost always exclusively Jewish and created these kinds of superheroes with secret identities. The secret is that Superman is really Jewish.

2. Michigan J Frog

He first appeared in a fifties Warner Bros short (One Froggy Evening). A construction worker finds a century old suitcase in a building's cornerstone and out comes this frog bursting into song with top hat and cane. With dollar signs in his eyes the man puts him in front of an audience but the frog doesn't sing and he loses all his money. So the frog's put back into the suitcase and the situation repeats itself in the 21st century. It shows the greed in man.
Mar 16 2010
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM GENE
THE DOCTORS
Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed will appear on today's episode of The Doctors, in which they discuss Shannon's recent breast cancer scare. Watch a clip from the show below.

Mar 16 2010
METAL-RULES.com
Photo and Interview by MARKO SYRJALA

KISS returns to Europe in the spring with their massive SONIC BOOM OVER EUROPE tour after two years on the road with their mega successful ALIVE 35 tour. The new tour is a part of the band's world tour to support their latest studio disc SONIC BOOM which was released last August. In Early February the band did a series of press conferences in Europe. They first spent a couple of days in Germany and then later on two days in the U.K to promote their forthcoming tour. In London we had an amazing chance to interview Kiss' lead vocalist/guitarist and founding member Paul Stanley. Topics covered included the upcoming tour and the latest album but some other interesting information as well...read on.

INTERVIEW BY MARKO SYRJALA

EUROPEAN TOUR

Q: You are now here promoting you upcoming SONIC BOOM OVER EUROPE tour. What can European fans expect from that tour?

A: The stage is the same one that we used in the States with all the video screens. It's that stage with some new bells and whistles added in... and a new set list for Europe.

Q: It's great to hear that there are changes in the set list. So have you already decided how many SONIC BOOM songs will be on the set list?

A: My guess is there's got to be four.

Q: How about the 80/90's material. There are lots of fans in Europe who are huge fans of the eighties and nineties KISS material. Will there be songs included from that period as well?
Mar 16 2010
RHYTHM MAGAZINE
Six of the Best: Drummers pick their defining records

From Black Sabbath to Alice Cooper and KISS, Eric Singer tells Phil Ascott how he's landed gigs with rock and metal royalty over the past 25 years through determination, talent and good fortune. Perhaps God really can give rock n' roll to you...

KISS - Sonic Boom (2009)

Harking back to their classic Destroyer album, Paul Stanley instigated new rules for the writing and recording process of the band's first album in 11 years, ensuring jam sessions rocked and rolled all nite...

"I was pleasantly surprised when Paul called up to say, 'I'm thinking about doing a new record but I want to do it as a band and play live. No outside songwriters.' That was basically saying make sure it's your idea, don't bring a song that you had going with someone else. Paul used to write his songs and Gene used to write his, then they'd bring the material to the band and each would get a certain amount of material on the record. That was thrown out the window. It was like, 'We're gonna jam ideas and arrange them so that we're comfortable enough to go into a studio. Then in the studio we'll put them under the microscope.' Brilliant. That's how I first started making records. I used an old Rogers kit - I wanted to use vintage - and a Pearl free-floating plexiglas snare that was perfect with it."
Mar 15 2010
THIS DAY ON TORY 1976
KISSONLINE
On this day in KISStory - March 15, 1976, KISS released Destroyer, their fith album. Destroyer was certified gold by the RIAA on April 22 and platinum on November 11, 1976.

Track Listing:

Detroit Rock City / King of the Night Time World / God of Thunder / Great Expectations / Flaming Youth / Sweet Pain / Shout It out Loud / Beth / Do You Love Me


Mar 15 2010
GENE ON THE DOCTORS MARCH 17
KISSONLINE
KISS FRONTMAN GENE SIMMONS APPEARS ON THE DOCTORS WITH LONG-TIME GIRLFRIEND SHANNON TWEED TO DISCUSS HER RECENT BREAST CANCER SCARE

"You men out there, you have to talk and make sure your loved one goes today, not tomorrow, to see wonderful doctors who are there to save lives." - Gene Simmons

On Wednesday, March 17, Rock star Gene Simmons and his girlfriend Shannon Tweed, stars of A & E's Family Jewels, appear on the Emmy-nominated daytime talk show THE DOCTORS, from Stage 29 Productions and CBS Television Distribution. The couple opens up about Shannon's recent breast cancer scare that began with one seemingly trivial symptom. Revealing shocking statistics about the disease, Simmons states that one out of eight women will get breast cancer, and makes an emotional plea urging men everywhere to make sure their loved ones get tested immediately upon showing any symptoms.

For local listings, CLICK HERE.
Mar 15 2010
REVEAL SECRETS TO GREAT MAKEUP
ITN.CO.UK
Eric and Gene discuss makeup techniques in this interview with Britain's Independent Television Network. Watch the clip!

Mar 15 2010
ARMY, YOU LOOK GREAT!
KISSONLINE
Check out these great photos of the KISS Army. Please keep the photos and letters coming to KISSonline..the band loves seeing them!
Mar 15 2010
IS EVERYWHERE!
KISSONLINE
ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE FEATURED IN CARTOON STRIP

The nationally syndicated cartoon strip "Dog Eat Doug" by Brian Anderson featured the Rock N' Roll National Anthem in Saturday, March 13th's strip.

Thanks to Chris James for sending the image to KISSonline!

Mar 15 2010
ZURICH PROMO POSTER
KISSONLINE
Here's a KISS Sonic Boom Over Europe promo poster for the Zurich, Switzerland show.

Thanks to Alain Rohner for sending the image to KISSonline.
Mar 14 2010
L.A. TIMES
Corporate meets entertainment at the opening and closing of each trading day. What better place to bring KISS and Dr Pepper together?

By Tina Susman

KISS guitarist Paul Stanley fluffed his thick, shaggy hair as bassist Gene Simmons fidgeted in the background, their eyes looped in black makeup, faces painted chalky white. As the seconds counted down to 4 p.m., Stanley leaned on the green button in front of him.

"Clang, clang, clang!" went the bell as the clock struck the top of the hour.

Flap, flap, flap went Simmons' famous tongue, stretching to the tip of his chin and back again.

"Bang!" went the gavel, which Stanley brought down with a thud. The white-haired man next to him, Larry Young, head of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, smiled gamely and hoisted a Dr Pepper Cherry soda.

It was closing time at the New York Stock Exchange, and if it weren't for the fact that a Scottish terrier named Sadie, the Aflac duck, Sports Illustrated swimsuit models and snowboard champ Shaun White would soon stand on the same platform, the KISS-meets-Dr-Pepper spectacle might have been more of -- well -- a spectacle.

But abnormal has become normal on the ornate bell podium. The stage once reserved for corporate leaders has become one of the nation's highest profile red carpets, a result of the global melding of the corporate world with entertainment, sports, politics and social causes.
Mar 14 2010
LIFE DOES NOT GET MUCH BETTER!
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS,

Next to the birth of my children, (one of whom is actually due today at 2:30 pm!) December 5th, 2009 at the Meet and Greet in Houston was one of the coolest experiences I have ever had in my life. Rarely am I at a loss for words, but I was simply overwhelmed when I got backstage and my turn came up to get my picture taken and autographs. You and the rest of the guys were so cool to me that it didn't really matter that I could barely speak. I remembered you really digging my tat of you on both arms and had your guy take a pic of it. Then, you gave me a hug, and I was off to enjoy the show from the front row. One always wonders what will happen if they get to meet their hero. Will they be nice? Will they brush me off? I got my answer on that day.

The KISS Meet and Greet Experience is EVERYTHING I hoped it would be, and to top it off, I am in the official commercial for the European Meet and Greet on the top of KissOnline.Com!!!! Life does not get much better than that for a lifelong KISS ARMY member. Thanks so much!!

Regards,
Nate Schmidt Houston Texas

LETTERS
Mar 14 2010
FAN PARTY IN VERONA, ITALY
KISSONLINE
ONE NITE KISS: WAITING FOR THE BOOM - SATURDAY, APRIL 17

Get ready for KISS to conquer Europe again with a fan party featuring five of the best Italian KISS Tribute bands live at the Lucille Music Hall in Verona, Italy!! Live 4 Win (Paul Stanley Tribute), Psycho Circus, Reason to KISS, KissKonfusion and JulietKISS are set to perform. KISS Memorabilia will be on display, and KISS merchandise will be available for purchase. A raffle will be organized with prizes that will blow your mind, including a Washburn Paul Stanley Cracked Mirror guitar and an original Rock And Roll Over Print Proof signed and kindly offered by the artist, Michael Doret,

KISSonline will be attending the fan party. We are looking forward to visiting with KISS Army Europe!

Free entrance for all! and 1 free gadget for masked freaks!!!

Saturday, April 17 - Doors open at 8 PM Live Show at 10 PM

Lucille Music Hall
Via dell'Undustria 29C
Sommacampagn, Verona
Mar 14 2010
IS MY LIFE!!
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS & the KISS Army!!

Check out my great KISS tattoo! Thanks for all the music.....Please come back to Argentina!

Best,
Diego Ferreyra

LETTERS
Mar 13 2010
BRATISLAVA PROMO POSTER
KISSONLINE
Check out the KISS Sonic Boom Over Europe promo poster for the Bratislava, Slovakia show.

Thanks to Roman for sending the image to KISSonline.

Visit the KISS on Tour Page for concert dates, Meet & Greet and VIP Ticket packages.
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