KISS is scheduled for 13 radio interviews today on stations across the US. The band will be promoting their 'Hottest Show on Earth' Tour which begins next Friday in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
WMMR Philadelphia - Preston and Steve
WGRF Buffalo - Larry, Rob & Chris
WPYX Albany - Bob Wolf, Ellen, Lovey and Mickey
WEBN Cincinnati - Fritz, Meat and Bob
WAAF Boston - Greg, Kevin, LB & Spaz
WEZX Scranton/Wilkes-Barre - Tommy, Duffy, and Shila
WRIF Detroit - Drew and Mike
KDKB Phoenix - Sludge
WLUP Chicago - Pete McMurray
WTPA Harrisburg, PA - Chris James and Amy Warner
WMMS Cleveland - Alan Cox
WVRX Washington DC - Suzanne Ansilio
Premiere Prep National Dave Schulps
Tommy Thayer To Be Inducted In the 2010 Oregon Music Hall Of Fame, And Reunite With Black 'N Blue For The Induction Ceremony
by Ryan White
I suppose it wouldn't be hard to find a drum roll somewhere in this digital expanse, but don't you just hate false drama?
The fine folks behind the Oregon Music Hall of Fame got together at Jimmy Mak's last night to announce this year's class. Here's what they said:
The Oregon Music Hall of Fame
Black 'N Blue: In the late 70's, a glam metal band appeared in Portland called Movie Star. The band included guitarist Tommy Thayer, vocalist Jamie St. James, drummer Pete Holmes, bassist Patrick Young and guitarist Jeff Warner.
Here's an ABC News clip on the Houton band Evil Diesel and the KISS / Guitar Center contest. Evil Diesel is trying to win the opening spot for KISS while helping fight MS.
KISS AND GUITAR CENTER JOIN FORCES TO PROVIDE CAREER-ALTERING OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNSIGNED BANDS NATIONWIDE
Guitar Center On-Stage: Offers 22 Unsigned Bands The Once-In-A-Lifetime Chance to Open For The Legendary Band during US Tour
Continuing its ongoing support of aspiring artists, Guitar Center ( www.guitarcenter.com.), the world's largest musical instrument retailer, today announced that it has teamed up with rock and roll icons KISS (www.KISSonline.com), and leading digital media company for entertainment, Eventful, for a revolutionary music program: Guitar Center On-Stage, a competition that provides unsigned bands and artists the career-altering opportunity to open for KISS on their upcoming North American tour, The Hottest Show on Earth.
One band from each of twenty-two markets across the United States will be chosen to play at a KISS show. At the conclusion of the tour, KISS will choose the best of the twenty-two bands to receive the grand prize that includes a $10,000 Guitar Center shopping spree.
"With Guitar Center On-Stage, we are giving bands across the country the mind-blowing chance to open for one of the greatest rock groups on the planet when KISS comes to their town," said KISS. "A lot of rock's greatest bands got their start opening for KISS including AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Rush, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motley Crue among many others. Thirty-seven years ago someone gave KISS the opportunity to become the Hottest Band on Earth. Now, KISS and Guitar Center are returning the favor by offering unsigned bands the opportunity to open for KISS on The Hottest Show on Earth."
DR PEPPER TRAILER TRUCKS
Here are some photos of the awesome new KISS DR PEPPER trailer trucks! Five of these trucks will be traveling around the country during the KISS Hottest Show On Earth Tour.
AT CZECH REPUBLIC CARNIVAL
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!
We're from Czech Republic and we're great fans of you! We took part in carnival last night and choice for our mask was clear from the first moment! We wanted to be you for one night :) It was amazing!
People were recognizing us and they wanted to have photo with us! There were lots of KISS army members. It was nice feeling! We send to you some photos :) Hope to see you here again. We are waiting for you! ;)
Greetings from Czech Republic
Alča (Gene), Petra (Paul), Katka (Tommy) and Evča (Eric)
Since the New Mexico Lottery unveiled the first-ever KISS Scratcher on June 22, stores caní't seem to keep the lucky game in stock. According to retailers, the response from players has been Kisstoric with many gamers clamoring to get their hands on the $5 Scratcher that features a top prize of $50,000
In the game's first week, 83% of the lottery's 1,100 stores had stocked the KISS Scratcher making it one of the most quickly activated games in the lottery's 14-year history. To date, nearly 2,500 entries have been submitted for the second-chance drawing to win trips to meet KISS in Phoenix for 'The Hottest Show on Earth,' the band's biggest concert tour ever. The drawing is scheduled for September 2.
In New Mexico, the sale of lottery games benefits a college tuition-assistance program called Legislative Lottery Scholarships. The New Mexico Lottery projects that a sold-out KISS Scratcher will generate approximately $900,000 in scholarship revenue. More information about New Mexico Lottery games and Legislative Lottery Scholarships is available at www.nmlottery.com.
MY DAUGHTER'S GAME
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Dear KISS, staff, and fans:
My daughter Elizabeth created a KISS game for a third grade project. It includes a pop-up musical KISS stage, KISS concert cards, and KISS trivia cards. It uses the figurines of the four band members from the 2009 stage set (Toys R Us). The object is to be the first player to reach the STAGE. The first player to press the button on the stage that plays "Rock and Roll All Nite" wins.
The concert cards include all sorts of rock n roll mishaps like the opening act leaves the tour - lose 1 turn. The Trivia cards are based on basic KISS trivia, such as, "True or False - KISS has a comic book that was printed with their own blood?" There is even an "In the Studio" trap that causes the unfortunate player to miss 2 turns unless they roll the correct number to get out.
I thought you might enjoy pictures of a fan created game. We've played it many times and always enjoy it!
Today would have been Eric Carr's 60th Birthday. Please take a moment and remember a great friend and an incredible drummer, who loved his fans as much as they loved him!
ON 'THE TONIGHT SHOW' THIS EVENING
KISS will perform live on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' on Monday, July 19. The Tonight Show airs on NBC TV at 11:35/10:35c each weeknight.
NIGHT AT BASEBALL GAME IN SC
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!
The Greenville Drive, a Red Sox affiliate minor league baseball team held KISS night at their game last Friday in South Carolina! KISS was the musical theme for Friday's game and post-game fireworks show.
Thanks to Paul Hicks for sending KISSonline the news.
ADDS ATLANTA SHOW
KISS will perform at Aaron's Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA on August 31 as part of the Hottest Show On Earth Tour!
KISS ARMY TICKET PRESALE TUESDAY
A KISS ARMY Members-Only ticket presale for the Atlanta date will take place on Tuesday, July 13. Premium KISS ARMY Members will have access to Members-Only tickets...these are among the best available tickets at the show.
Tuesday August 31 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
If you are a Premium KISS ARMY Member: LOGIN and visit the tour page to get your unique code to access the presale.
If you are not a current Premium Member of the KISS ARMY and would like to participate in the Members-only Pre-sale: JOIN NOW
NEW ROCK AND ROLL OVER CAPS
Here's a sneak peek of the new KISS Rock and Roll Over Ski Mask Beanie Caps from Bioworld. The caps will be released in late summer.
FAN'S NEW TATTOO
Check out this great KISS tattoo!
Thanks to Carl Linnaeus for sending the image to KISSonline.
WEDDING CAKE TOPPER
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Here's a pic of the cake topper I made for my friend Steve's wedding cake!
"KISSTERIA", a one-hour KISS tour special, will air on the A&E network Tuesday, July 20 at 10pm ET.
KISS makes a last minute decision to tour Australia in celebration of the 35th Anniversary of their landmark "Alive" album.
Unfortunately, planning such a huge undertaking so quickly has its consequences, both onstage and off. Our cameras are given unprecedented access into the world of KISS and what life is like for the legendary band on the road.