News - 2010 : May

May 15 2010
SCENES FROM UK MEET & GREET
KISSONLINE
Check out the scenes from a recent KISS UK Meet & Greet. As you can see...the guys will sign just about anything a fan requests!

Photos by Dean Snowden for KISSonline.
May 15 2010
SCOTLAND RADIO STAFF ROCK OUT TO
KISSONLINE
Check out this fun video of the entire staff of Scotland's 96.3 Rock Radio! Everyone was so excited for KISS' Glasgow show that they put on KISS make-up and had some fun in the studio before the big gig!



Thanks to Fabio of Deuce News for sending us the clip!
May 15 2010
LATEST IN GEAR
KISSONLINE SNEAK PEEK
Here's a KISSonline sneak peek of a new KISS vintage women's sweatshirt from Trunk.
May 14 2010
PURE RAW CO.UK
By Trudi Knight

Last night was the final show of the UK leg of the 'Sonic Boom Over Europe' KISS tour, which continues across the continent throughout May and June. Pure Rawk went along to check it out.

After openers Taking Dawn had warmed up the crowd, a gigantic black curtain bearing a silver KISS logo was unfurled to hide the stage. It didn't, however, hide the six confetti cannons in the pit, giving us a hint of what was to come, and also confirming our earlier suspicion that the band had indeed brought arena-sized stage effects to their Islington Academy gig in March.

At around 9pm the video screens kicked into life, prompting a roar from the crowd. In the moments before the band appeared, I had a slightly surreal moment noticing KISS manager Doc McGhee standing a couple of feet away watching himself on the (almost) live video feed showing KISS heading for the stage.
May 14 2010
FAN-FILMED VIDEOS FROM WEMBLEY
KISSONLINE
Check out these fan-filmed videos from KISS' Wembley Show.

Visit YouTube to view more great fan-filmed videos from Wembley.



May 14 2010
THOM'S HOUSE OF WORDS
When I first saw KISS 2 years ago at Download 2008 it seemed like a total one-off. A singular date, no plans to record any new material and a set relying on the seminal Alive album. It was a hell of a show but I was left with the feeling that was the one and only time I would see the 'Hottest Band In The World' in a live environment.

Fast forward 2 years and not only have KISS just completed the UK leg of their new European tour they are doing it on the back of a new (and acclaimed by both fans and critics) album in 'Sonic Boom'.

When KISS first announced the tour though myself and friend Andrew sort of just left it. We had heard the album and knew how brilliant it was and obviously we knew what an amazing live act KISS were but we just sort of left it. Until about 2 months ago when we realized how annoyed and miserable we would feel if we were sat at work or at home knowing KISS were playing live in our country!

So off we headed to the sold out Wembley Arena on the last night of the UK leg of the (deep breath) 'Sonic Boom Over Europe: From The Beginning To The Boom Tour'.

May 14 2010
INDY TICKETS ON SALE TODAY
KISSONLINE
Tickets for KISS' show at the Indiana State Fair go on sale this morning at 10AM for the general public.

Tickets are available at the Indiana State Fairgrounds box office at (317) 927-7601; all Ticketmaster locations; www.ticketmaster.com ; and charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.


KISS at Hoosier Lottery Grandstand
Indianapolis, IN
Mon, Aug 9, 2010 07:30 PM
May 14 2010
SCOOTER WINNER ANNOUNCED
KISSONLINE
Congratulations to Perry Mazarakis for winning the KISS Crossrunner Scooter--Guess the Genie from the Black Diamond he wrote about granted his wish after all. Have fun rockin' out on your KISS Scooter Perry!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Crossrunner / KISSonline Scooter contest.
May 14 2010
SONIC BOOM POSTER FROM BARCELONA
KISSONLINE
Check out the KISS Sonic Boom Over Europe Tour poster spotted in Barcelona, Spain yesterday.

Thanks to Marc Salinas for sending KISSonline the image!
May 14 2010
KISSONLINE
The Fans Speak! Check out these great comments from the KISS Army... the fans tell it like it is...And like it was!

Photos and letter by the UK KISS ARMY!

Subject: Wembley,London. 12 5 2010
From: Jim Stringer on 05/13/2010

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!!!!!! They have not invented a word to describe the show I saw last night {wed 12th may 2010} Amazing,Awesome, Fantastic. These words just do not come close. I swear you get better as the years rock and roll by, or is that over. Not only do you give us lucky fans an outstanding show, you also give us respect and recognition for turning up. That is a rare occurrence with music artists today. Ive seen singers walk off stage in a mood over nothing. They will fall, whereas KISS will live forever. I definitely LOVE IT LOUD. Congrats to you all. Keep rockin... JIMBO..

Subject: THANK YOU! For one of the best concerts ever;o)
From: Sheila on 05/13/2010

Thank you for the absolutely phenomenal concert you did in Glasgow. It was the first time I had ever seen KISS and it won't be the last!! Also please check out some of my pics taken from the gig x there are some really KISS-tastic ones in there ;o)

Subject: KISS in the UK
From: Ray Morrissey on 05/13/2010

KISS live now are better and bigger than ever. Being a 50 year old i was lucky enough to have seen both KISS shows at Hammy Odeon in 1976 and have seen them at least once on every UK tour since and a few in Europe and USA.I got along to seven of the nine Sonic Boom UK shows and every one was just fantastic.Thank you KISS for playing so many indoor UK shows on this tour.
May 14 2010
GENE SIMMONS RUNS IN INDY MARATHON
INDY STAR
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Jeff Bailey, dressed as KISS' Gene Simmons, was a crowd favorite near the finish line. The One America 500 Festival Mini Marathon was run on Saturday, May 8, 2010 in Indianapolis, IN. (Sam Riche / The Indianapolis Star)
May 14 2010
THIS DAY IN TORY 1992
KISSONLINE
REVENGE RELEASED

KISS released their critically acclaimed REVENGE album May 14th, 1992. With producer Bob Ezrin at the helm, a ferocious KISS delivered one of their heaviest and best albums ever! All the band members shined on this release! Ever reliable Paul Stanley was on top of his game here, delivering impassioned vocals through out the album. Even the Demon returned and proved what a committed and focused Gene Simmons is capable of! New drummer Eric Singer' power and intensity added to the KISS assault and Bruce Kulick recorded what many consider his finest KISS guitar work. REVENGE debuted at #6 on Billboard and remained on the charts for twenty three weeks. The album was certified Gold on 07/20/92.

REVENGE, which was dedicated to Eric Carr, also featured 'Carr Jam 1981,' an instrumental track written by Carr that Ezrin discovered from The Elder recordings. The song featured a thunderous Carr drum solo as the centerpiece and was a fitting tribute to the beloved drummer.

KISS released four music videos for REVENGE, 'Unholy', 'I Just Wanna', 'Domino' and 'Everytime I Look At You'. A video for 'God Gave Rock And Roll to You' was released in November 1991 to support the Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey movie soundtrack.

REVENGE Track Listing:

Unholy / Take It Off / Tough Love / Spit / God Gave Rock & Roll to You II / Domino / Heart of Chrome / Thou Shalt Not / Every Time I Look At You / Paralyzed / I Just Wanna / Carr Jam 1981
May 14 2010
IN LONDON TOUR DATES MAGAZINE
KISSONLINE
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Here's the inside KISS section of the current issue of London Tour Dates magazine. Earlier this week we posted KISS on the front and back covers of the issue.
May 13 2010
THE INDEPENDENT
Reviewed by Joseph Monks

Hearing the distinctive entrance of "All right, Sheffield, you wanted the best, you got the best, the hottest band in the world, KISS!", the crowd went wild.

The opening riff of "Modern Day Delilah" resounded through the arena as the curtain fell to reveal the rockers in trademark tight costumes and make-up.

Paul Stanley got the crowd roaring to "Crazy Crazy Nights", which sounded as good as when it broke into the UK Top 10 back in 1987. The band continued to amaze fans with classics such as "Calling Dr Love", and when Tommy Thayer took on Ace Frehley's role as vocalist on "Shock Me", the song ended perfectly with a guitar and drum solo, and fireworks and explosions going off here, there and everywhere.

May 13 2010
PHILADELPHIA FAN EXPO SUNDAY
KISSONLINE
The 2010 Philadelphia KISS Fan Expo will take place this Sunday, May 16th from 1:00PM to 7:00PM (12:00PM for VIP holders) at Radisson Hotel Valley Forge 1160 First Avenue King of Prussia, PA 19406. Get ready for another great KISS Expo!

Come celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the release of KISS Asylum with special guest former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick. Bruce will do a Q/A and be available for photos and autographs throughout the day. NY's KISSNation will rock the Fan event with rare and never before heard live KISS tunes including a few from Asylum!

Children 12 and under get in free! KISS merchandise and collectibles will be on sale throughout the day. There will be giveaways and contests too.

VIP Ticket holders get an Official KISS I Was There Philadelphia T-shirt!

CLICK HERE for more info
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