News - 2010 : September

Sep 03 2010
Check out these great fan-filmed clips from last night's show in Milwaukee!

Sep 03 2010
Check out these pictures of the band from last night's concert in Milwaukee!

Photos by Jill Cataldo and Russell Dannecker for KISSonline.
Sep 03 2010
Here's last night's photo of the Wounded Warriors check at KISS' Milwaukee, WI show. To date, KISS has raised $295,230.00 for the CSRA Wounded Warriors Care Project on the Hottest Show On Earth tour!

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

Special thanks to TSgt. Dennis Pruszka of the 440th Airlift Wing Pope Air Force Base and MSgt. Shane Loomis of the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard for presenting tonight's check on stage!

Photo by Dean Snowden for KISSonline.
Sep 03 2010
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Sep 03 2010
Prize Details

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Have you been to The Hottest Show On Earth yet? Don't miss out and grab your tickets now as KISS' summer tour burns a trail across the country! The Sims 3 and KISSOnline have teamed up to host one lucky fan and their guest at the last show date for The Hottest Show On Earth in Phoenix, Arizona on September, 24 2010! One grand prize winner will get:

Roundtrip tickets for 2 to Phoenix, AZ
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Sweepstakes Ends September 06, 2010 @ 11:59 pm (PDT)

Sep 02 2010
By Nate McCullough

Photo by Leigh Westee

ATLANTA - Explosions, gyrations, donations, a rocket-launcher fight, the Pledge of Allegiance, a fire-breathing, blood-spitting demon and a phone call from God - it's all part of the spectacle that is the aptly named Hottest Show on Earth.

In the words of lead singer Paul Stanley, a Kiss concert is part church and part circus. The big top was up and the pews were full Tuesday night at Aaron's Amphitheater.

On at least their fourth tour since the "Farewell" tour a decade ago, the band still packs 'em in and still packs a punch. The set list is their longest ever, with 21 songs spanning a nearly four-decade career, including three from 2009's "Sonic Boom," Kiss' first studio album in 11 years.

The show is part tribute to the past, part vision of the future, with ticket specials and an opening band - The Academy Is... - aimed at bringing in fans from younger generations
Sep 02 2010
We asked Gene Simmons questions about Kiss, Trump and his "Family Jewels," and he fired back as only he can.

By Jon Bream

Tommy Thayer, left, and Paul Stanley play as KISS Gene Simmons is enamored of numbers. The mouthpiece of Kiss will tell you that his band has sold more than 100 million albums and earned 24 gold records and that his reality TV series, "Gene Simmons Family Jewels," has had 107 episodes and his co-star son, Nick, is 6 feet 7.

Simmons will tell you that his middle name is "Arrogance." And he's proud of that. Here's what the boastful, big-tongued bassist/singer/blood drooler, who turned 61 last week, had to say in a post-sound-check phone call from Uncasville, Conn. He even talked about a rare "first" for Kiss, which comes to the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday.

Q: You're playing outdoors for the first time in the Twin Cities. What's the difference between outdoors and indoors for Kiss?

A: Less limitations, of course. First thing we do is make sure no local airports are nearby. If there are, we warn all low-flying aircraft not to fly overhead because our fireworks are pretty high -- anywhere from 100 to 300 feet high. It's like we're Transformers. Our stage show is so big, but it's also so flexible that we can add on pieces and just get as big as any outdoor stadium. For the last two years, we've been playing mostly stadiums, racing parks, cornfields, all kinds of stuff.
Sep 02 2010
By Mark Caro, Tribune reporter

Ten years after kicking off its official Farewell Tour, Kiss arrives Friday at Tinley Park's First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre with no signs of mothballing the makeup and armored body suits. True, drummer Eric Singer and guitarist Tommy Thayer have replaced original members Peter Criss and Ace Frehley, respectively, but singer/bassist Gene Simmons and singer/guitarist Paul Stanley are still around, along with the classic Kiss bombast.

The serpent-tongued Simmons, now 61 with five seasons of a reality TV show under his studded belt (A&E's "Gene Simmons Family Jewels"), still calls his band "the best, the hottest band in the world." In fact, Simmons said a ticketed adult can bring up to four kids 14 and under to the show for free.

Here's more of what he had to say before his band hit the stage Tuesday in Atlanta:

Why he doesn't care that Kiss isn't in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: "There are more important things in the world. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a nice place. It's a nice building. It's in Cleveland. The idea of it was good, but it's really backroom politics. Fifteen guys decide who gets in, and if they want to get Grandmaster Flash and Madonna in there, that's fine. I don't consider that rock 'n' roll, and I've never met a human being who does."
Sep 02 2010
Check out these great photos of the KISS Army taken at KISS' Raleigh and Atlanta shows.

Each one of these photos was taken by fans at the show who shared their great pics with the world via the KISS LIVE SHARE CoolIris application. KISS is the first band in the world to launch this app, and the KISS ARMY is being called upon to start taking great pictures! Want to join in the fun?

Download the free app from iTunes or Android Market at KISS LIVE SHARE and get started!
Sep 02 2010

We went to 7-Eleven tonight -- check out the front of the Slurpee machine! They had all the new KISS Slurpee cups too and of course we got one of each. When we checked out, the clerk working the register said "These are, by far, the greatest cups we've ever had!" We agree!

Marie Oliver

Sep 02 2010
Want to take home the ultimate collectible from KISS' Hottest Show on Earth tour? Here's your chance to own a piece of rock history -- Paul Stanley's stage-smashed guitar or Gene Simmons' stage-played bass!

Both Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons are offering their stage-used guitars and basses to fans in exclusive promotions. Enjoy a private meet-and-greet with Paul or Gene before the show to take photos with your guitar or bass, then enjoy the concert and pick it up afterward!

Paul will smash your Paul Stanley Washburn guitar at the end of the concert, then autograph it any way you'd like. Gene will autograph your Gene Simmons Axe bass, then rock with it on stage during the show... note that he may bleed, sweat or spit on it!

For more information on owning Paul's smashed guitar, visit, and to learn more about owning Gene's stage-used bass, visit!

And, check out these great clips of Paul and Gene playing guitars that went to lucky fans at the end of the show each night!

Sep 01 2010
Check out this great photo of Paul taken last night in Atlanta by our friend Leigh Westee.
Sep 01 2010
Mt. Rushmore, Disneyland . . . And Kiss?

This is no place for modesty. Kiss drummer Eric Singer describes the band as a piece of Americana, like Universal Studios or Disneyland. "Whether it's going to Mount Rushmore or Yellowstone Park or the Statue Of Liberty, I say Kiss is one of the Wonders Of The World. Maybe I'm biased because I'm in the band, but I really believe that you gotta see Kiss at least once in your life. Even if you don't like Kiss or don't know anything about them, I guarantee when you walk away from the show you're going to go, 'That was a lot of fun - I'll never see anything like that again.' I always say, 'It's rock 'n' roll meets the circus coming to town!'"

Appearing: September 3rd at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park.
Sep 01 2010
Sep 01 2010
KISS Alive at the Mohegan Sun

by Christopher Annino

Connecticut wanted the best and Connecticut got the best, the hottest band in the world, KISS! They played at the Mohegan Sun on August 19th and a crowd of lucky KISS followers, known as the KISS Army, gathered in droves to witness one of the greatest shows on earth. What other form of entertainment offers a fire breathing demon monster who can jump 50 feet in the air, a flamboyant front-man flying around the audience, a levitating drumming cat man and a man from outer space playing guitar licks that are out of this world?

The band filled arenas and stadiums for 40 years and is a part of Rock-n-Roll history with their legendary stage theatrics and countless albums sold worldwide - including their current one, "Sonic Boom." With their larger-than-life personas and devotion to their fans, KISS sold millions of albums worldwide.
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