News - 2011 : January

Jan 20 2011
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAUL!!
KISSONLINE
Happy Birthday to the #1 Front Man in Rock! Paul, we hope you have the best birthday yet!

Here's our Starchild in action, rockin' over 90,000 fans in Germany last year.

Jan 20 2011
NEW DESTROYER COSTUMES
KISSONLINE
Here are the latest images of the new KISS Destroyer costumes being released by KISS Costumes.com.

You can find all the quality KISS costumes you crave on one site! KISS Costumes.com carries only licensed KISS costumes and accessories. All the KISS products sold through the site are approved by the band before production. Don't miss out on our authentic costumes for kids and adults, because at KISS Costumes.com what you see is what you get, on time and with a fair price tag.


Jan 20 2011
SCHOOL OF ROCK PAYS TRIBUTE TO !
KISSONLINE
School of Rock's Tribute to KISS takes place on January 22 & 23 at the Cat Club in West Hollywood.

A Tribute to KISS!

January 22 & 23

The Cat Club
8911 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

(next to the Whisky A Go-Go)

Doors at 12:30 PM, Shows at 1:00 PM

Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door

Call 818-980-1522 for more information!

Jan 19 2011
SIXTY SECONDS OF HEAVEN
Mr. Speed Interview – Playing Akron Civic Saturday January 22

We love tribute bands, and we’ve loved KISS since, oh, about forever. So obviously a band of maniacs who dedicated themselves to bringing the best possible KISS concert our new hometown are gonna be people we like. So here’s our interview with Rich Kosak, aka ‘Starchild’ from Mr. Speed, who are playing in Akron at the Civic on Saturday, January 22.

60: When did you first see and / or hear KISS? Was it a “oh wow” moment right away? Has your love for them ever faded (say during ‘The Elder’ era?) If so, what got you back?

Rich Kosak: “The first time that I saw KISS was on the Paul Lynde Halloween Special. I remember it being very explosive if you will and I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Almost the very next day it seemed I saw the commercial for the KISS radio. I heard the beginning riff and saw the radio explode on our television and I thought to myself that I have to find out as much as I can about who these guys were. Ask me if my love for the band has ever faded during any period of their career, and I would tell you that it hasn’t. I have looked at every phase of their career as another opportunity to get more into them. In the late ’70′s and even through the ’80′s and ’90′s those eras seemed innocent. Every period of the bands career played an important part of my development as both a fan and a person.”
Jan 19 2011
AUDIO "SIGHTINGS" ON THE BIG SCREEN
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Yet more examples of KISS' cultural influence as two recent movies contain KISS songs -- one more obvious than the other. In "The Dilemma," Detroit Rock City blasts from the screen as the characters played by Vince Vaughn and Kevin James head to Detroit for a meeting with an auto manufacturer.

The second audio "sighting" is not quite as evident, but it is noticeable if you're a KISS fan. In Sophia Coppola's new film "Somewhere," the chords and melody of "Love Theme From KISS" are playing in the background as the lead character (Stephen Dorff) shows up to a party.

KISS truly is everywhere!!

Thanks,
Alan Bunnell

LETTERS
Jan 18 2011
GENE AT GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS PARTY
NAPLES NEWS
Gene Simmons with children Sophie Simmons and Nick Simmons attend The Weinstein Company party after the Golden Globe Awards Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Jan 18 2011
DOGS AT ZOMBIE WALK
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS is everywhere!

Check out these KISS dogs spotted at the New Jersey Zombie Walk. The 4,093 zombies on the boardwalk in Ashbury Park, N.J. set a new Guinness World Record on Oct. 30, 2010. I was one of the zombies, and while I was there I took this picture of the two dogs dressed as Gene and Paul. The owner had the masks on the back of the dogs heads and it really looked like Gene and Paul's hair around the mask.

Thanks,
Nick

LETTERS
Jan 17 2011
ROCKS NY LOFT HOSTEL
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Hi KISS,

I'm a Graphic Designer and I would like to share this little tribute I did on a wall from the NEW YORK LOFT HOSTEL. I designed the branding of the place and did all its graphic concept and decor as well based on New York City icons, for which I couldn't miss KISS, of course.

The hostel is doing great and has been ranked #3 in the top10 US Hostels. It is located in Bushwick, in the east side of Williamsburg, and is a 1913 building restored and opened as a beautiful Loft Hostel. The KISS wall is the artwork for the arrow pointing at the Rock and Roll All Nite Room, as each room door (over 60) has a specific New York City culture theme.

You can see more on www.nylofthostel.com.

I hope you enjoy it as much as everyone as it seems to be everybody's favorite wall in the place.

Thanks, and keep on rocking!!
Federico Rozo

LETTERS
Jan 17 2011
SONG ON AUSTRIAN TV SHOW
KISSONLINE
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Thanks to KISS News Germany for sending us this clip of Chris Schaller performing "I Was Made For Lovin' You" on the Austrian casting show "Helden von Morgen" on ORF 1.

Jan 17 2011
TOMMY THAYER AT NAMM SHOW
TOMMYTHAYER.com
KISS lead guitarist Tommy Thayer spent two hours meeting fans, taking photos and signing posters at the NAMM Show Saturday, January 15th. The Hughes & Kettner amplifier company featured their Tommy Thayer Signature Series Duotone amplifier throughout the week at the massive California trade show.

Jan 15 2011
RODEOHOUSTON TICKETS ON SALE
KISSONLINE
Tickets for KISS' RodeoHouston concert on March 15th at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, are on sale today now at (CST) Ticketmaster.com.



Jan 15 2011
FANGORIA.com
Death sucks. It's sad, strange, scary and unfortunately inevitable. And what's worse is that, no matter how unfair it seems, when it comes to your passions and material possessions, you-as the saying goes-"can't take it with you."

But if you're a geek, if you've been tempted to legally change your name to James T. Kirk, think of baseball as a religion or wear eight-inch platform dragon boots to the mailbox, then the good souls at Eternal Image are making a strong bid to help you betray that train of thought.

The company-incorporated in 2006-has been making news and waves by selling collectibles to corpses, giving your busted shell one last blast of nerd-tastic pop-culture glory. First with a series of licensed Major League Baseball products including coffins and urns, then with the intergalactic, ghost-of-Roddenberry-approved STAR TREK urns (with the words "To Boldly Go..." emblazoned on their fronts) and now with a newly minted (the product will be officially unveiled later this month), Gene Simmons-sanctioned KISS casket.
Jan 15 2011
THIS DAY IN TORY 1982
KISSONLINE
On this day in KISStory - January 15, 1982, KISS performed live on the ABC network show 'Fridays' to promote of the 'Music From The Elder' album.



Jan 14 2011
OUR WEDDING
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Hi KISS and all the KISS ARMY!

My husband and me (Jonathan and Stephanie) are from Peru and we are KISS fans since we can remember. We met at Med School and our friendship began with KISS of course. Our first kiss was listening to "Hold me, touch me" and we´ve been a couple for 8 years.

When KISS came to Lima-Peru in 2009, we were at the airport, at their hotel (we took that pic with Eric Singer there), and were at first row at their concert!! We made that KISS ARMY flag specially for the concert and of course it had to be present at our wedding that was this October 9th 2010. The cake topper was with us as KISS ARMY bride and groom and our first dance was with "Forever".

We are happy to share. God Bless. Yeah!!

Stephanie Cabala

LETTERS
Jan 14 2011
AUTOGRAPHED SONIC BOOM VINYL SOLD OUT
KISSONLINE
The KISS Army members-only sale of autographed Sonic Boom Vinyl sold out within hours of being posted! Look for additional members-only merchandise and offers throughout the year - another benefit of being a member of the KISS Army Fan Club.

Here's yesterday's post:

VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF SIGNED COPIES OF SONIC BOOM AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY TO FAN CLUB MEMBERS

KISS ARMY Fan Club members can start their new year off right with access to a very limited quantity of hand-signed Sonic Boom vinyl. The album, pressed on 180 gram black vinyl, was hand signed in white by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer! Only 60 are available.

KISSONLINE held back 150 Sonic Boom black vinyl LPs from last winter's limited edition pressing for two special projects. First, this offering of 60 autographed LPs, and secondly, a special edition framed commemorative piece coming to KISSONLINE soon.

When KISSONLINE released the KISS Sonic Boom vinyl earlier this year, all 4850 copies offered for sale, sold out within days. Unsigned individual LPs are now going for $150-250 each on Ebay!

The album is packaged in a full color gatefold jacket and includes lyrics on the inner sleeve and an exclusive 22" x 33" color poster! Only 1000 of each color were pressed!!
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