News - 2010 : September

Sep 18 2010
HOUSTON ARMY, YOU LOOK GREAT!
KISSONLINE
Check out these great photos of the KISS Army taken last night at KISS' show in Houston.

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 18 2010
HOUSTON LOVES !
KISSONLINE
Here's KISS in front of the packed Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston last night.

Photo by Dean Snowden for KISSonline.
Sep 17 2010
TIMES RECORD NEWS
KISS still wants to rock 'n' roll all night, and party every day

Don and Sharon Chance / Times Record News

When one of the most legendary and long-lasting rock bands in music history needs someone to replace an original member, very few musicians can step into such a position without causing obvious changes to the band and its sound.

But when Tommy Thayer was called on to take on the lead guitar chores for the departing Ace Frehley in the KISS lineup, it was as natural to him as playing in his own successful group, the moderately successful KISS-inspired band Black and Blue.

The always flamboyant KISS will headline Rock'N The Park at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas, Saturday. Other groups on the bill are Pat Green, Daughtry and Drowning Pool. The music kicks off at 1 p.m. and is set to run until 11:30 p.m. Ticket prices start at $59.92 and go up to $111.76.
Sep 17 2010
LATEST MERCHANDISE
KISSONLINE
Here's a sneak peek of the KISS shaped silicone rubber band bracelets & rings, and the KISS 1" silicone bracelets. They will be available at retailers around the country in October.
Sep 17 2010
SALT LAKE TRIBUNE
KISS brings Hottest Show on Earth to Sandy

By David Burger

The Salt Lake Tribune

In 1974, Tommy Thayer's mother and father became the coolest parents on the block when they gave him KISS' first album for Christmas.

On the cover were the intimidating, dangerous faces of Paul Stanley as "The Starchild," Peter Criss as "The Catman," Ace Frehley as "The Spaceman" and a howling Gene Simmons as "The Demon."

Thayer said his parents were progressive and didn't think listening to KISS would turn him into a deviant.

They were right. In fact, listening to that first album, and every successive KISS album released, got Thayer a job.

He is now the lead guitarist of KISS, which is performing in Sandy on Wednesday, Sept. 22.
Sep 17 2010
IN AFGHANISTAN
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
I have great news that may be of interest to you. As a morale boosting event our compound here in Kabul, Afghanistan held a "Qalaa Has Talent" completion. Performing as Combat KISS the Four Horsemen got decked out as KISS with the exception of using camo stick for the color. We had our fake guitars, fly swatter drum sticks and WON THE COMPETITION. While not an iota talented we made up for it with a tremendous act. I'm attaching 2 pictures, one of the Four Horsemen as Combat KISS and the other for your enjoyment, a pair of panties that came from the audience and is draped over CW2 Mathews' plywood guitar which he proceeded to smash at the end of our performance. Of course I was made up as Gene!

Sincerely,

Michael K. Alexander, Contracting Officer

Afghanistan Engineer District North (Kabul)

LETTERS
Sep 17 2010
ERIC SINGER IN WWE MAGAZINE
WWE
Eric Singer is interviewed in the September issue of WWE Magazine.
Sep 16 2010
MYSANANTONIO.com
By Jim Beal Jr. - Express-News

The current Kiss tour is called The Hottest Show on Earth. And the band has been working across the country in some of the hottest weather going.

Still, guitarist, singer and songwriter Paul Stanley has, without complaint, been donning what he calls "the uniform," pulling up his boots, painting the star over his right eye and hitting the stages.

"It's murder," he said from an Atlanta tour stop. "But I'm in Kiss. Every night is my moment of glory. That's what sets us apart. We'll do our shows if it's 40 degrees or 140 degrees. If you can't do what you're supposed to, give the money back."

Sunday, Kiss - Stanley, bassist/tongue wielder Gene Simmons, Eric Singer (drums) and Tommy Thayer (guitar) - will take over the AT&T Center. It's a safe bet the Kiss Army will be out in force.
Sep 16 2010
GENE SIMMONS IN NEW GUITAR HERO
ARTISAN NEWS
GENE SIMMONS, DEMON OF KISS, BECOMES DEMIGOD FOR GUITAR HERO

Gene Simmons is the Demon in Kiss, but in Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock he's the Demigod Of Rock, and Gene talked to Artisan News about the game and if he's any good.

Sep 16 2010
Deseret News
KISS' 'Rock and Roll All Nite' is now 'family-oriented'

By Scott Iwasaki, Deseret News

Photo by Barbara Caserta

When Eric Singer joined Kiss for the first time back in 1991, he knew he would be under scrutiny.

But he didn't feel the pressure.

"I think, in life, you're thrown into situations when you're ready," said Singer, who replaced the late Eric Carr, the man who replaced original drummer Peter Criss. "You're given opportunities. Sometimes you're not ready for it."

However, sometimes you are ready thanks to personal preparation.

"When you audition for a band, you have to make sure you know the material," he said. "And while people say I'm lucky, I would say I'm blessed and fortunate. I don't believe in luck. You have to be prepared to take advantage of opportunities when they manifest.

"I'm not trying to get too spiritual or analytical here, but I believe that's how life works."
Sep 16 2010
LAMBORGHINI GALLADO
KISSONLINE
This unique Lamborghini Gallardo is entered in the Rally for Kids with
Cancer Scavenger Cup in support of the Toronto's SickKids Foundation,
presented by Rosseau Asset Management Ltd. The car was made possible with the generous support and cooperation of Gene Simmons of KISS and has so far raised well in excess of $300,000 for the September 25, 2010 Rally.

Visit www.rallyforkids.com if you wish to sponsor this car and help the event raise over $2 million for SickKids.

The graphics were designed by Steev Bezjak of Just Sign Here, photos by Lucas Scarfone of Scarfone Photography.

Sep 16 2010
SCENES FROM MEET & GREET
KISSONLINE
Check out the sights from KISS' Cleveland Meet and Greet last Sunday.

Photos by Hab Haddad and Keith Leroux for KISSonline.
Sep 16 2010
A MILITARY FAMILY THANKS
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
DTE concert...a Military Family thanks you

The Sept.11th concert @ DTE was PHENOMENAL!!! My husband has been in the navy for 19 years and is currently stationed overseas. I took my 73 year old mom, 12 year old twins and 10 year old for their very first concert.... it was more than I ever expected for them. The tribute and pledge being recited made my kids realize that people are grateful for what they and their Dad sacrifice.... God bless each and every member of KISS...an unforgettable experience....

Mayfield Family

LETTERS
Sep 16 2010
HOTTEST SHOW ON EARTH TOUR CONTINUES
KISSONLINE
KISS' Hottest Show On Earth Tour continues this week with stops in Ontario, Canada, Michigan and Ohio.

September 17, 2010 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Houston, TX

September 18, 2010 Pizza Hut Park Dallas, TX

September 19, 2010 AT&T Center San Antonio, TX


Sep 16 2010
SCENES FROM BACKSTAGE
KISSONLINE
Here are some photos from backstage at KISS' shows in Toronto, Detroit and Cleveland this past weekend.

Photos by Hab Haddad and Keith Leroux for KISSonline.
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