News - 2011 : January

Jan 13 2011
ARMY HOUSTON PRE-SALE TODAY
KISSONLINE
A KISS ARMY Members-Only ticket presale for KISS' RodeoHouston show takes place today at 10. Premium KISS ARMY Members will have access to Members-Only tickets.

Show Info: March 15 - Houston, TX - Reliant Stadium

Presale starts: Thursday, January 13 @ 10AM (local venue time)
Presale ends: Friday, January 14 @ 9PM (local venue time)

If you are a Premium KISS ARMY Member: LOGIN NOW and visit the tour page to get your code to access the presale.

If you are not a current Premium Member of the KISS ARMY and would like to participate in the Members-only Pre-sale: JOIN NOW
Jan 12 2011
HOUSTON CHRONICLE - CHRON.com
By KEN HOFFMAN / Houston Chronicle
Photo by Tre' Ridings For the Chronicle

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has been trying to get KISS to perform on its famous rotating stage between the Chuck Wagon Race and Calf Scramble for years.

I know, KISS is the first act that comes to mind when you think rodeo. But neither was Julio Iglesias in 1986 or Larry the Cable Guy in 2006. How can you make the ladies swoon, or do comedy, in a football stadium? But hearts were fluttering and bellies were jiggling, all right. The rodeo likes to keep things interesting.

KISS is going to be incredible in Reliant Stadium March 15. Rodeo clowns, fried Twinkies, barrel racing, turkey legs, bumper cars, tight jeans and Gene Simmons spitting up blood ... for an $18 ticket? This is the greatest entertainment event in the history of the world.

"We actually made a hard run at them last year, but they had already booked the Toyota Center," said Leroy Shafer, chief operating officer of the rodeo. "So we said, 'Hey, we want to keep you on the hook for next year.' What sealed the deal for us was when they played the rodeo in Cheyenne (Cheyenne Frontier Days) last year, and they were the hottest act. Once we saw that, we knew, gosh, we've got to get them on our stage."
Jan 11 2011
STAR STRUCK
KISSONLINE.com
Dear Paul,

My name is Tom Anderson and you smashed the guitar at the Toronto, Canada concert, September 10, 10 in my Honor. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you 1 on 1 that day. I have been a true fan for 36 years. Meeting the co-founder of the greatest band in the world was a dream come true. You were a kind and gracious gentleman and I appreciated that. Knowing that you are an accomplished artist, I thought you may appreciate how I displayed my prized possession. It's entitled "STAR STRUCK" and it is proudly displayed in my billiards room at my home. Thank you for making that day one that I will remember for the rest of my life! I hope our paths may cross again in the not-so-distant future.

Sincerely,
Thomas Anderson
London, Ontario, Canada

Jan 11 2011
THIS WEEK IN TORY 1999 & 2002
KISSONLINE
This week in KISStory - January 11, 1999 & January 9, 2002, KISS appeared on the American Music Awards.




Jan 11 2011
GIVEAWAY WINNERS ANNOUNCED
KISSONLINE
Thanks to everyone who entered the KISSOnline, Washburn, KISS Pick World giveaway!

And the winners are...

First Prize Winner: David Hack, Texas

David won a band-signed autographed Washburn guitar signed by Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer and Gene Simmons, featuring official KISS guitar picks from the Sonic Boom Over Europe and Hottest Show On Earth tours!

Second Prize Winner: Sourbron Dominque, Belgium

Soubron won a complete Sonic Boom Over Europe official guitar pick set, featuring Paul, Tommy, Eric and Gene picks from each of the stops on the European tour, plus a bonus pick from each night! Includes all the collector cards and the tour binder!

Third Prize Winner: Sean Jeric, Michigan

Sean won a complete Hottest Show On Earth official guitar pick set, featuring Paul, Tommy, Eric and Gene picks from each of the stops on the Hottest Show On Earth tour, plus a bonus pick from each night! Includes all the collector cards and the tour binder!

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You rocked with KISS last year on their European and North American tours. Now own the ultimate tour collectible - KISS commemorative city tour guitar picks! For the first time ever, limited-edition KISS city picks were made for each tour stop. These special KISS picks feature the country's flag with KISS logo, city and date of show on the front side and band member's signature on the back.

Order directly from KISSPickWorld.com to guarantee you'll receive an authentic KISS guitar pick.

New picks coming soon!
Jan 10 2011
TO ROCK RODEOHOUSTON AT RELIANT STADIUM!
KISSONLINE
KISS will perform at the 2011 RodeoHouston on March 15th at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.

RodeoHouston is the world's largest Rodeo event! This year's event kicks off March 1st and runs through March 21st, and last year set an all time attendance record of 2,144,077 visitors!

Tickets go on sale this Saturday, Jan. 15 at rodeohouston.com and all Ticketmaster outlets.

Jan 10 2011
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION WITH
JOURNALSTANDARD.com
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Debbie Greenfield, Steve Greenfield, Steve Schleede, and KISS tribute characters of Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley celebrate Debbie Greenfields golden birthday in Las Vegas.

Jan 10 2011
TOMMY THAYER IN SPANISH CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE
KISSONLINE
Here is a scan of the Tommy Thayer article from the January issue of Classic Rock Magazine.

Thanks to Fernando Martinez for sending the image to KISSonline.
Jan 09 2011
ROCK AND ROLL OVER CAR
Radio US97
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

From US97 radio - the Rock of the Ozarks: We salute people who have the good sense to make their cars "KISS Cars!"
Jan 09 2011
WALK FOR A CURE WITH
KISSONLINE
Thanks to Michael Greenhalgh for sending us this KISS Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk for a Cure banner.

Last October, Companion Systems, the company Michael works for, participated in the Walk for a Cure in Salt Lake City, Utah with a KISS and rock theme. The banner featured a picture of the company's owners morphed into KISS. It was the hit of the walk and won the award for best theme!
Jan 08 2011
TRIBUTE TOTEM
KISSONLINE
This cool KISS tribute Totem was created by freelance artist/designer Rosita of Spain. KISS is a big source of inspiration for Rosita! You can see more of his art at www.rositastudio.com .
Jan 07 2011
SNEAK PEEK: GARDEN GNOMES
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Here's a first look at the artist's rendition of the new KISS garden gnome being released by licensee Grilla Covers!
Jan 07 2011
FAN'S CUPCAKES
KOL LETTERS
Hi and Happy New Year! I have been making cakes and desserts for my friends and family for years now. In all these years I have never made anything that directly related to a band. When my friend asked me to make these KISS cupcakes for her boyfriend I was thrilled! What better band than KISS to be the first I honor in cake. Hope you enjoy the cupcakes... too bad you can't taste them, huh?

Peace, Love, and KISS Cupcakes...
~Sweet Larissa

LETTERS
Jan 06 2011
FIREFIGHTER
KISSONLINE
Thanks to Firefighter Scott Hasson for sharing this picture of his KISS fire helmet. Thanks for your brave service, too!
Jan 06 2011
SCHOOL GETS ED IN ARGENTINA
KISSONLINE
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Check out this KISS choreography during Spring day celebration at a school - Escuela Modelo de Bella Vista, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Thanks to Marcelo Garcia / KISS Army Argentina for sending KISSonline the clip.

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