News - 2010 : December

Dec 14 2010
4-YEAR-OLD'S -THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY
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KISS,

Over the weekend, my daughter Taylor celebrated her fourth birthday with a KISS themed birthday party! My wife Susie, other daughter Dani and I all wore our KISS shirts. Taylor picked out a picture she wanted of you on her cake. We colored balloons with sharpies to resemble your faces. Taylor, who has been a member of the KISS ARMY for two years now, was christened into the ARMY November 7th, 2009 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN.

There is, never was and never will be anything or anybody like KISS!

Travis Bierwerth

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Dec 13 2010
MERRY MAS YARD DISPLAY
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Here's a KISSmas-themed yard display which features, among the usual Santa, reindeer and gifts... four KISS gingerbread men in makeup and a lighted KISS logo! (Eric even has a lighted drum kit!)

KISS Army member Rob Harris spotted the display in Omaha, Nebraska. He writes, "Someone obviously has good taste!"

Thanks for sending the photo to KISSonline!

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Dec 12 2010
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRUCE!
KISSONLINE
Happy Birthday to our good friend, Bruce Kulick.

Bruce, we hope you have a fantastic day!
Dec 12 2010
"CRAZY, CRAZY NIGHTS" ON X FACTOR FINALE
X FACTOR
On the finale of Norway's "X Factor," Atle Pettersen reworked a classic KISS song that's familiar to any KISS fan... "Crazy, Crazy Nights!"

Dec 12 2010
IO9.COM
KISS vs. Doctor Doom is the best and/or worst comic you'll read today

By Cyriaque Lamar

In 1977, famed make-up rockers KISS teamed up with Marvel Comics to produce KISS, the only comic book in history to feature Paul Stanley psychoanalyzing Dr. Doom. Also, the comic was printed in the band's blood. Literacy, ahoy!

Remember the arpeggios of excitement that zipped up your spine the first time you read Watchmen? Chances are you won't experience that sensation when you peruse 1977's KISS #1. Sure, if you're a card-carrying member of the KISS army (like Condoleezza Rice), you'll probably get an acute case of Jerusalem Syndrome, but if you only know the chorus to "Rock and Roll All Nite," you'll feel like you freebased a bag of confectionary sugar. Why? The comic is perhaps one of the most overweeningly sincere superhero origin stories you'll ever read.

The band does not build a golem made of greased groupies, and nobody has sex with a radioactive spider. No love guns are fired, and Gene Simmons' primary character arc is complaining about how his dad wants him to become an accountant. The comic's willingness to treat the band as clean-cut superheroes is so profoundly not rock-and-roll that - when juxtaposed next to modern comics' laughable attempts to be rock-and-roll - the comic becomes rock-and-roll. Rock and roll is inherently iconoclastic, and by eschewing any semblance or claims to rock, the comic is rock and roll.
Dec 11 2010
SIGHTING AT LAS VEGAS MARATHON
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KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

At the Las Vegas Marathon last weekend several teams of cheerleaders from local schools were on the course to cheer on the runners. This team had a KISS theme and stood out very well from the other cheerleaders!

Karl Leitz

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Dec 11 2010
"MERRY MAS" IN WICHITA
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Hi KISS! My friend Andrew and I are both huge fans, and recently saw you on the Alive 35 tour in Kansas City! This Christmas we decided to spice up the sign outside of our Animal Hospital in Wichita!

Rock on!
Kyle and Andrew

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Dec 10 2010
TOMMY TO PLAY IN BOB HOPE CLASSIC
TOMMYTHAYER.COM / MYDESERT.COM
Roster of stars to shine on Bob Hope Classic

Joining the many celebrity participants slated for next month's Bob Hope Desert Classic golf tournament, a desert tradition since 1960, is KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer.

The $5 million event begins with the pro-am on Jan. 19 and concludes Jan. 23 at the Palmer Private Course at PGA WEST in La Quinta.

The celebrities will be scattered about Coachella Valley courses, including the SilverRock Resort, La Quinta Country Club and PGA WEST.

Separately, it was announced that Franklin, Tenn.-based Franklin American Mortgage Co. will pay $1.5 million to sponsor some of the tournament's events over the next three years, following last year's initial involvement.

The money will buy the mortgage company access to the pro-am, tickets, hospitality and some signage on the courses, and on the bibs for celebrities' caddies. It also will be named an official sponsor of the classic's Celebrity Jam Session event, and will underwrite a celebrity dinner.
Dec 09 2010
MAS IS IN THE AIR...
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It's beginning to look a lot like KISSmas from the reader mail KISSonline is receiving!

Andy Jones shared a great photo of the KISSmas cookies his girlfriend baked for him, and Jeff Cox sent a photo of the amazing KISSmas stocking that his wife, Melisa, made.

Thanks for sending the photos to KISSonline!

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Dec 09 2010
MR. POTATO HEADS IN THE NEWS
L.A. WEEKLY
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Have you seen KISS, now available in potato form? And by "now" I mean as of last year. Sold individually or as a set, the KISS Mr. Potato Head spuds include The Demon, The Spaceman, The Catman and The Starchild.
Dec 08 2010
IN HEAVY ROCK MAGAZINE
HEAVY ROCK
The December 2010 issue of Spain's "Heavy Rock" magazine features a review of KISS' last show in Mexico City on the Hottest Show on Earth tour!

Thanks to Fernando Martinez & Javier Rueda of KISS Army Spain for sending the image to KISSonline.
Dec 08 2010
IRON-ONS SPOTTED AT MICHAELS
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KISS Army member Penny W. spotted these great KISS iron-on transfers at Michaels and snapped a picture, adding "I see some really cute babydoll T's in the future with these!"

Thanks for sending the photo to KISSonline!

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Dec 07 2010
VETERAN HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Dear KISS,

Thank you for making the 18th Annual Veteran Holiday Celebration such a success. We, the KISS Army Vixens, would like to personally thank Eric Singer, Ramsey Sharriff of Live Nation, Keith Leroux, KISS, and Spike.

The VHC is an all volunteer and donation based holiday celebration to honor our American soldiers. The KISS Army Vixens volunteered to work at the event and KISS graciously donated merchandise that brought smiles to many of the vets faces. The one and only Eric Singer worked tirelessly to ensure that we received the merchandise in time for the event. We were honored to have our own "KISS booth" at the party... and thousands of veterans stopped by to take pictures and share their KISS-stories with us.
Dec 07 2010
BARCELONA FAN CREATES SLOT CAR
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KISS Army member Daniel Tabares sent photos of his friend's KISS-themed slot car! They're both big fans and attended the Barcelona KISS concert together earlier this year.

Thanks for sending the photos to KISSonline!

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Dec 06 2010
IS EVERYWHERE!
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KISS is spotted in the most unusual places!

Fans Lynne and Caleigha both wrote to say that a car wash in their hometown constantly displays "Gene Simmons For President 2012" on its marquee. Caleghia writes, "I almost wrecked when I saw it. Southeast Georgia loves KISS!"

Thanks to Lynne and Caleghia for sending photos and stories to KISSonline!

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