News - 2011 : May

May 24 2011
CELEBRATING END OF SCHOOL YEAR WITH
KISSONLINE LETTER
Yes, that's my daughter Hailey on the far left. The nut doesn't fall too far from the tree!

Check out the "Paul" pose!

The photo is from the end of school days at her school. The kids were allowed to dress up! My daughter and her friends dressed up as KISS with the help of a teachers aid. I didn't know until she snapped this photo on her cell and sent it to me!

Jay Gilbert
May 23 2011
GENE INTERVIEW WITH DON GERONIMO SHOW
http://sacramento.cbslocal.com
Don talks with the great Gene Simmons from KISS!

KISS will perform next Sunday, May 29 at Raley Field, West Sacramento, CA.

Click here to buy tickets


May 23 2011
KLASSIK ROCKS BOSTON MINI STOP
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
"KLASSIK KISS" were honored to appear & perform at the Boston stop of the "KISS & MINI" Rocks The Rivals - Test Drive Tour, on May 8th. Here is a pic of KLASSIK KISS inside the "KISS- inspired" MINI Countryman car. A special thanks to MINI USA and to KISS fans from all over.

KISS & MINI are auctioning off each of the 4 "KISS" MINI cars for UNICEF. For more info go to MINI USA at:

www.miniusa.com/#/shop/RocksTheRivals-m

See ya on the road,
KLASSIK KISS

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May 23 2011
ON THIS DAY IN TORY 1979
KISSONLINE.com
KISS DYNASTY ALBUM RELEASED

KISS released their DYNASTY album on May 23rd, 1979. The album features KISS' first international top 5 smash hit, "I Was Made For Lovin' You". This song was the first collaboration between Paul Stanley and Desmond Child for KISS. Though known for that great disco song, other more rockin' DYNASTY tracks included "X-Ray Eyes", "Save Your Love", "Magic Touch" and "Hard Times". The album is filled with some of KISS' most melodic and catchy hooks. Led by the success of "I Was Made For Lovin' You", DYNASTY spent 25 weeks on the charts peaking at #9 and was certified Platinum by July!

Except for Peter Criss's sole appearance on "Dirty Livin", which featured his lead vocals and drumming, it was Anton Fig who handled the drums on all other songs on DYNASTY.

KISS released two promotional videos for DYNASTY, "I Was Made For Lovin' You" and the great Paul Stanley pop rocker "Sure Know Something".

DYNASTY Track Listing:

I Was Made For Lovin' You / 2,000 Man / Sure Know Something / Dirty Livin' / Charisma / Magic Touch / Hard Times / X-Ray Eyes / Save Your Love

May 22 2011
KINDERGARTEN CLASS ROCKS WITH IN NORWAY
National brodcasting - NRK
Check out this great clip of a Norwegian kindergarten class performing as KISS on the Norwegian Broadcasting Company.

Thanks to Gaute Gløersen for sending KISSOnline this clip!

May 22 2011
GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS RETURNS
AETV.com
“Gene Simmons Family Jewels” RETURNS TO A&E FOR AN ALL-NEW SEASON
SEASON SIX PREMIERES TUESDAY, JUNE 14 AT 10 PM ET/PT WITH

A SPECIAL ONE-HOUR EPISODE

Gene Simmons returns with his unconventional family for an all-new season of A&E’s hit series “Gene Simmons Family Jewels,” premiering with a special one-hour episode on Tuesday, June 14 at 10:00 PM ET/PT. Season six, which continues the longest running celebrity family-based series on television, begins with a shocking moment for America’s most traditional, non-traditional family. With both kids away at college and Gene’s rock star ego at an all time high, Shannon decides she needs to re-evaluate their relationship and leaves her longtime boyfriend.

www.aetv.com/gene-simmons-family-jewels/

May 21 2011
ANIMATED STAGES
SERPENT 3D
Click the links below to see animated video of several KISS stages created by Serpent 3D. The company creates 3D visualization animation for project development within real estate, and other businesses and products, and chose these KISS stages to showcase their animation!

DYNASTY STAGE

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT STAGE

LOVE GUN STAGE

DESTROYER STAGE


Thanks to Russ Dannecker for sending us the link!
May 21 2011
GUITAR WORLD HONORS DETROIT ROCK CITY
GUITAR WORLD MAGAZINE
“Detroit Rock City” named one of the 100 Greatest Classic Rock Guitar Songs of All Time

Paul Stanley-penned song honored by Guitar World Magazine

“Detroit Rock City”, the iconic song written by KISS frontman and founder Paul Stanley and Bob Ezrin from KISS’ legendary Destroyer album, has been named one of the 100 Greatest Classic Rock Guitar Songs of All Time by Guitar World Magazine.

Paul recently completed an interview with Guitar World’s Editor-in-Chief Brad Tolinski regarding the “Detroit Rock City” sessions that will be featured, along with the 100 Greatest Classic Rock Guitar Songs of All Time, in the August issue of Guitar World on newsstands June 27.

May 20 2011
WIN A KRUISE FROM ORTSBO
Test drive Ortsbo for Outlook (O4O) the seamless new plug-in for Microsoft Outlook that automatically translates your emails and you'll be entertained to invade the seas on the first ever KISS Kruise: Wet, Wild, & Rockin'!

REGISTER NOW

May 20 2011
ON THIS DAY IN TORY 2009
KISSONLINE.com
On this day in KISStory - May 20, 2009, KISS rocked over 25 million Americans with Detroit Rock City and Rock and Roll All Night as the band was front-and-center on the American Idol finale show performing with runner-up Adam Lambert.

- KISS was just about the best thing on Idol ALL SEASON LONG. - Rolling Stone

- a jaw-dropping, fist-pumping, pyro-enhanced performance with legendary rockers KISS. - MTV

- KISS Blow Up American Idol. Now that's the way to rock the house! - Associated Content

- It was a night to remember for all those members (including me) of the KISS Army. - WBAL Radio

- Carlos Santana had the unenviable task of following the act. He strummed out some of his famous licks, which felt very slow-paced after the unbelievable energy KISS brought to the theatre. I was actually screaming to see more KISS by this point. - TV Envy

May 20 2011
ON THIS DAY IN TORY 1980
KISSONLINE
On this day in KISStory - May 20, 1980, KISS released Unmasked, their eighth studio album. The artwork featured Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, although Criss actually had no involvement with the recording of the album. Anton Fig (uncredited) played all drums on the album.

The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on July 30, 1980.

UNMASKED Track Listing:

Is That You? / Shandi / Talk To Me / Naked City / What Makes The World Go Round / Tomorrow / Two Sides Of The Coin / She's So European/ Easy As It Seems /Torpedo Girl / You're All That I Want


May 20 2011
KISSONLINE.com
PAUL STANLEY, ROCK LEGEND AND CO-FOUNDER OF KISS JOINS GENE SIMMONS AS ORTSBO.COM PRESENTS KISS LIVE & GLOBAL TODAY AT 7:30 AM Pacific

Ortsbo.com to host first interactive global fan chat in 53 languages

LOS ANGELES / NEW YORK / SAN MATEO / TORONTO – May 10, 2011 – Intertainment Media Inc. ("Intertainment" or the "Company") (TSXV : INT / US : ITMTF / FRA : I4T) announces that Ortsbo.com (www.ortsbo.com), the social media, real time, language translation platform, with business partner and spokesperson Gene Simmons welcomes Paul Stanley, international rock legend and co-founder of KISS to its online multi-language global chat event – Ortsbo presents, KISS Live & Global.

In addition to the online chat, which will attempt a world record for the “Most Nationalities In An Online Chat Room”, the event, featuring a live, interactive studio audience will be broadcast around the world via live streaming to computers, iPhones and Android devices.

People from all over the world, the 4 Million KISS Facebook Fans and the global KISS ARMY who pre-register at Ortsbo.com will have the opportunity to interact with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley and present questions online in 53 languages.

The real time Ortsbo platform will instantly translate questions and answers in multiple languages, allowing viewers all over the world to review the online chat in their own native language - making this event a truly worldwide spectacle.
May 19 2011
KRUISE WEBSITE LAUNCHES
KISSONLINE.com
“BOOM! The official KISS Kruise website is LIVE! Check it out & sign up for the Pre-Sale! http://www.thekisskruise.com.

May 19 2011
THIS DAY IN TORY 1978
KISSONLINE.com
KISS PERFORMED AT MAGIC MOUNTAIN

KISS performed a free concert at Magic Mountain Amusement Park in Valencia, California on May 19th, 1978. The concert, which took place in the parking lot of Magic Mountain, was filmed and used for the concert scenes in the movie, KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park. Tickets were distributed through a California radio station and approximately 10,000 fans attended the show. KISS performed a full regular set list and then lip-synched "Love Gun" and "Shock Me" for the movie. Between the concert and filming the extra scenes, the shoot lasted several hours and the band members interacted with the crowd through out the event.

Paul on the concert and film shoot:

"I remember it all like it was yesterday. Doing a film and a concert in a band where some were barely speaking to each other and others not speaking at all was even wierder than the script! I still can't figure out the end of the film."


May 19 2011
MINI IN KANSAS
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Here's my daughter Jade and I at the Baron Dealership in Merriam, Kansas! THIS CAR ROCKS!

Joe Lascon

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