News - 2011 : June

Jun 26 2011
Engineer/producer Greg Collins and Kiss are using Endless Analog’s CLASP System to record the band’s next album.

Commenting on the use of CLASP during the sessions, band leader/producer Paul Stanley stated, “CLASP allows us to go ‘back to analog’ for all the warmth and classic sonic characteristics but with all the convenience and advantages of Pro Tools. It’s a no brainer and you just can’t lose with CLASP. I’m a believer.”

On their first collaboration, 2009’s Sonic Boom, music was recorded on analog tape and edited in Pro Tools, but the two processes were separate from each other, necessitating frequent extended pauses in recording for tape transfers. For the recording of the new LP, Endless Analog’s CLASP (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor) system, which integrates analog tape machines into the digital audio production workflow, is allowing the band to use analog tape while tracking to Pro Tools in real time, opening up the sonic space of tape while providing the editing capabilities of the digital recording workspace.
Jun 26 2011
Frontman, 59, delights in entertaining fans that now span generations

By Glen Schaefer, The Province

Photo by Jay Gilbert

He likes it loud onstage, but KISS lead singer Paul Stanley is soft-spoken over the phone as he prepares to go on the road again with the band he has fronted since 1974 -a tour that brings them to Abbotsford Monday night.

"We'll be ready with guns blazing when we hit Abbotsford," Stanley said in an interview before a show Thursday in Everett, Wash.

He says the band -Stanley, original bassist-singer Gene Simmons, drummer (on and off for 20 years) Eric Singer and guitarist (for the past 10 years) Tommy Thayer -doesn't do the punishing 200-show-a-year schedule anymore.

"We might go out for two or three months at a time and average about four shows a week," he says.

"We can do 70, 80 shows a year . . . Quite honestly, as much as I love doing this, I don't understand the people who forget that they have a home. It works terrifically, because it means that every time we do go out, we want to be there and we're ready to do it."
Jun 26 2011
Here are a few photos taken by Jay Gilbert for KOL at KISS' Everett show last Thursday.

CLICK HERE to view over 200 additional photos in Jay's KISS Everett photo gallery.
Jun 25 2011
Check out these great photos of the Washington KISS Army!

Photos by Jay Gilbert for
Jun 25 2011

Spokane Boy's KISS Wish Comes True
Annie Bishop | KXLY4 Reporter

A Spokane boy's lifetime wish came true Friday night when he met the members of KISS at the Spokane Arena.

Dilan Kohn has cystic fibrosis which requires him to spend weeks and sometimes months at a time in the hospital.

Through it all, the magic of music has inspired Dilan to remain positive.
Jun 25 2011
Here's a clip of "Beth" filmed by our friends the KISS Vixens at the show in Spokane last night.

Jun 25 2011
Here's KISS with the audience at last night's show in Spokane, Washington.

Photo by Dean Snowden
Jun 25 2011
Eric Singer sent KISSonline this photo of a KISS Billboard he spotted on the way to the venue last night in Spokane.
Jun 24 2011
SoundSpike photographer Kirk Stauffer was among the guests who attended KISS' show last night (6/23) at the Comcast Arena in Everett, WA. CLICK HERE to view some of his best shots.

Story by Hali McGrath
SoundSpike Photo Editor

Pioneering glam-rockers KISS recently kicked off the "Greatest Show On Earth" tour 2011, an outing that will roll across North America through late July.

In addition to the music, KISS is offering uber-fans -- at a price, of course -- a full-tilt version of the show, by way of "KISS Meet & Greet Experience Packages." Included are a meet-and-greet with KISS, a personal photo with the band, an autograph session (includes 8X10 photo), a specially designed band t-shirt, a limited-edition collectible tour lithograph and a pack of tour picks. The current KISS lineup features founding members Paul Stanley (guitar/vocals) and Gene Simmons (vocals/bass) along with singer/guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer.

Jun 24 2011
Gene checked in with KISSonline today and sent this photo of himself with the KISS Prowler:

"We stopped by the Peterson Auto Museum to film for GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS (now the longest running celeb reality show!) and right before me was the KISS Car. The Prowler was a one time event. Fans got to win it in a contest."
Jun 24 2011
Fans don makeup and air guitar along with iconic band.

By Jackson Holtz, Herald Writer

With huge flames shooting up from stage, the iconic heavy-metal band KISS opened its Thursday night concert.

The crowd at Comcast Arena Everett roared with approval.

"We don't have to go to Seattle to rock out," said Paul Stanley, the rhythm guitarist.

Bassist Gene Simmons delighted the audience with his thundering bass and long, red tongue.

At the end of "Firehouse," Simmons spit fire from the stage, his signature move for nearly 40 years.

The crowd ate it up, and many fans played air guitar along with Stanley and Tommy Thayer. Some people played air drums in time with Eric Singer.
Jun 24 2011
Here's a fan-filmed clip of "Rock And Roll All Nite" from KISS' show at Comcast Arena in Everett, Washington last night.

Jun 24 2011
In this photo - Fans pose with KISS-tribute rockers (from left) Shawn Inmon, Jerry Weible, Brittany Weible and Connor Weible outside of Comcast Arena before the KISS concert Thursday evening in Everett. Friends Inmon and Weible started their KISS tribute for a high school talent show in Mossy Rock in 1974. They recently reformed for a high school reunion.

Click here to visit a gallery of photos from KISS' show last night in Everett, WA. All photos by Annie Mulligan for The Herald.
Jun 23 2011
By Jackson Holtz, Herald Writer

Photo by Steve Jennings

Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer gather in a dressing room before taking the stage.

It takes two hours for each man to apply their own face paint and step into their elaborate costumes.

"It's a time of anticipation and preparation prior to the show," Thayer said in a telephone interview Wednesday. "It's a transition into KISS."

Rock 'n' roll, fake blood and a whole lot of black-and-white face paint. Add platform shoes, pyrotechnics, outrageous costumes and the result is the "Hottest Show on Earth."

KISS, the iconic '70s band, is scheduled to perform tonight at Comcast Arena Everett.
Jun 23 2011
KISS resumes their Hottest Show on Earth Tour tonight in Everett, WA.


June 23 - Everett, WA
June 24 - Spokane, WA
June 26 - Kamloops, BC
June 27 - Abbotsford, BC
June 29 - Prince George, BC
June 30 - Dawson Creek, BC

July 2 - Fort McMurray, AB
July 6 - Sarnia, ON
July 9 - Grand Falls-Windsor, NL
July 12 - Manchester, NH
July 13 - Bushkill, PA
July 15 - WALKER, MN
July 16 - Oshkosh, WI
July 18 - Springfield, IL
July 24 - Montreal, QC
July 26 - Orillia, ON
July 27 - Windsor, ON
July 28 - Verona, NY

Visit the KISS Tour page for ticket info.
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