News - 2010 : August

Aug 02 2010
ON COVER OF GUITAR CENTER CATALOG
KISSONLINE
KISS is featured on the cover of the latest Guitar Center catalogs. The catalogs also feature a four page interview with the band, and an ad for Guitar Center sweepstakes that includes KISS.

Aug 02 2010
BOOGIE STREET
My friends - it's here. This is the FIRST commercially available PSV2200B. You know! The USA Custom Shop Washburn Paul Stanley 'V' in deep black - EXACTLY the same one Paul plays live on the Sonic Boom tour!

This is the Summer NAMM 2010 display guitar. It's the first PSV to be made from the USA custom shop that was NOT being sent to Paul. The FIRST is the FIRST!

Paul really, really did an amazing job with this guitar. When this V was being created, Paul conveyed to me in conversation that like his Preacher guitars, Paul wanted to redesign the classic single pickup 'V' which he used and loved in the earlier years of KISS.
Aug 02 2010
CINCINNATI CONCERT PHOTOS
KISSONLINE
Check out these great live photos from KISS' Riverbend Music Center show in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Thanks to Amy Nichole Harris for sending KISSOnline her photos.
Aug 02 2010
ERIC TALKS SPORTS WITH ROTOEXPERTS RADIO
ROTOEXPERTS
Scott Engel talks to KISS drummer Eric Singer on his Sirius XM show about his passion for sports. Eric reveals some great memories from his younger days and sounds off on LeBron James. Listen to the RotoExperts every morning from 7 to 11 am ET on Sirius 211 and XM 147.

Aug 02 2010
AWESOME TATTOO
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Check out this fan's awesome KISS tattoo!

Thanks to Joe Penn for sending KISSonline this clip of his tattoo.

Aug 02 2010
FAN-FILMED CLIPS FROM HERSHEY
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Check out these great fan-filmed clips from Hershey,PA!









Aug 02 2010
THE MORNING CALL
Apparently rock music and face paint have no age restrictions.

KISS, the aging rock group with cartoonish face paint, explosive pyrotechnic shows and hard-hitting, feel-good classics, melted another crowd Saturday night in the latest installment of The Hottest Show on Earth Tour at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, next to the chocolatiest place on Earth.

KISS might be growing older, but its fans are only getting younger.

After 35 years together, KISS is offering a little something for everybody, from kids and parents wearing matching caked-on face paint to long-time fans wanting to rock and roll all night and party every day to women in revealing outfits looking to get noticed by one of rock's all-time memorable legends.

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, along with Eric Singer on drums and Tommy Thayer on guitar, played only a few of their newer hits in Saturday's two-hour-plus show, which heavily featured timeless classics, ending with everyone's favorite "Rock and Roll All Night."

Fathers raised their kids onto their shoulders and teenagers danced along with their parents and, in some cases, grandparents, for the ending number, as a confetti snowstorm blew into the crowd. If the ear-splitting explosions during the show weren't enough, the concert ended with one more fireworks display to light up the night.
Aug 02 2010
"WHOLE LOTTA LOVE" IN PITTSBURGH
KISSONLINE
Check out Paul's intro to "Black Diamond" in Pittsburgh, which features another classic rock song!

Aug 02 2010
GENE: VOICE OF NEW GUITAR HERO
Gene's the voice of the new "Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock" game. Take a look at this interview and footage of him recording the narration tracks!

Aug 01 2010
TOMMY HOSTS LEGENDS GOLF CLASSIC THIS WEEKEND
PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
By Joe Lang

Pacific University's 2010 Legends Golf Classic hosted by Tommy Thayer, August 1 and 2 at the Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club, is sold out, marking an unprecedented milestone in the event's history.

The sellout is the first in the event's four-year history, equating to a record attendance figure.

"We are very proud of the enormous response the 2010 Legends Golf Classic has received," KISS lead guitarist and Pacific Trustee Thayer said. "The early sellout clearly indicates that Legends and Pacific University have ascended to a new level of public awareness. Legends 2010 has already succeeded in many ways and the best is yet to come."

Among the list of celebrity participants are KISS founding member Gene Simmons and his partner Shannon Tweed. Producers from A&E's hit television series Gene Simmons Family Jewels will film portions of the event to chronicle golf novice Simmons' attempt at the sport.

Aug 01 2010
WOUNDED WARRIORS CHECK IN HERSHEY, PA
KISSONLINE
Here's a few photos of the Wounded Warriors check at KISS' Hershy Park show last night. KISS has raised $71,991.00 for the CSRA Wounded Warriors project over the first five shows of the tour.

KISS is donating one dollar from every admission sold throughout the Hottest Show On Earth Tour to CSRA Wounded Warriors.

Photo by Dean Snowden for KISSOnline.
Aug 01 2010
ARMY, YOU LOOK GREAT!
KISSONLINE
Check out these cool KISS Army photos taken by the KISS Army at this weekend's KISS shows in Cincinnati, OH and Hershey, PA. KISS fans used LiveShare to get their photos on the big screens and KISSOnline!

CLICK HERE for more info on KISS LiveShare

Aug 01 2010
ARMY, YOU LOOK GREAT PART 2
KISSONLINE
More photos of the KISS Army taken by the KISS Army at this weekend's KISS shows in Cincinnati, OH and Hershey, PA.

KISS LiveShare
Aug 01 2010
WINCHESTER STAR
Winchester man has assembled an 896-piece collection of rock band

By Monty Tayloe / The Winchester Star
Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star

His grandparents say that when 4-year-old Benji Knee came to live with them in 1976, the obsession had already begun.

Born with Down syndrome, he brought his favorite toys to make the move easier: Four long-haired dolls - one each for Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley, and Gene Simmons - the original lineup of the face-painted hard-rock band KISS.

"They're the hottest band in the world," Benji said 34 years later, standing in front of a dresser stuffed with KISS T-shirts.

His dolls are now just a small part of a 896-piece KISS collection that has taken over his grandparents' basement, his bedroom, and now even the family living room.

"This is his whole life," said Benji's grandfather (and retired city treasurer) Walter "Skeeter" Knee, 75, standing in the basement Benji calls his office.
Aug 01 2010
AMAZING EXPERIENCE!
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Just wanted to pass along these great photos I took of Paul during the Pittsburgh show of The Hottest Show On Earth. I had an amazing experience meeting KISS during the Meet and Greet. I was extremely nervous, but everyone, especially Paul was very patient with me. I had the honor of presenting the group with a print of my paintings I had done of them, and Paul even signed my rib tattoo. I had the signature tattooed the very next day.

Again, thanks for everything both backstage and on!
Jamie Sapp

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