News - 2011 : July

Jul 24 2011
MY DAUGHTER'S -INSPIRED BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
My name is Robbert a.k.a. Bobby Basswell, bassist of Dutch KISS Tribute band Kiss Lickss. I am a life long fan of everything KISS.

I wanna share with you and your readers the birth of our daughter "Sterre" which means "star" in Dutch.

I also wanna share with you the birth announcement I designed for our daughter. It was defiantly KISS Inspired.

I hope you like it as much as we do and we hope you will share it with your readers.

Thank you for your time!

Regards
Bobby

LETTERS
Jul 23 2011
THIS DAY IN TORY 2010
KISSONLINE.com
On this day in KISSTORY - July 23, 2010, KISS kicked off the 2010 North American leg of their Hottest Show On Earth Tour with a record-breaking crowd in Cheyenne, WY.

KISS performed 35 shows in the US, Canada and Mexico, drawing over 500,000 fans! The band donated one dollar from each ticket sold to the Wounded Warriors Project.

SET LIST: 1. "Modern Day Delilah" 2. "Cold Gin" 3. "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll" 4. "Firehouse" 5. "Say Yeah" 6. "Deuce" 7. "Crazy Crazy Nights" 8. "Calling Dr. Love" 9. "Shock Me" 10. "I'm an Animal" or "God of Thunder" 11. "100,000 Years" 12. "I Love It Loud" 13. "Love Gun" 14. "Black Diamond" 15. "Detroit Rock City"

Encore: 16. "Beth" 17. "Lick It Up" 18. "Shout It Out Loud" 19. "I Was Made for Lovin' You" 20. "God Gave Rock 'n' Roll to You" 21. "Rock and Roll All Nite"

Here's "Cold Gin" from the Indianapolis date of KISS' Hottest Show On Earth Tour.

Jul 23 2011
MONTREAL GAZETTE
KISS headline the two-day Heavy MTL Festival at Parc Jean Drapeau, July 23-24.

KISS play the main stage on July 24 at 9 p.m.

www.heavymtl.com/en

Posted by: Richard Burnett

Rock’n’roll has always been about haircuts and shoes. And with KISS, throw in a little kabuki make-up and pyrotechnics, and you’ve got a genuine rock’n’roll circus.

The last time KISS headlined in Montreal, Gene Simmons told me, “There hasn’t been an important rock band to emerge in the last 25 years that will still mean something in 100 years. But from the end of the 1950s to 1980, there was Elvis, The Beatles, The Stones, Led Zep, ABBA – say what you will but they wrote great songs – KISS, there’s a hundred bands from that period. All the music from Elvis to KISS was born before MTV, cellphones and the Internet. KISS still trains hard and every emo band at 19 can shine our boot heels! They’re gonna get a lesson [from us]: You blow the god—- place up!”

There are few folks in show biz who give good quote like Gene. Say what you will about him, but the man is never boring. The critics may still hate Kiss, but the kids – even the 45-year-old ones – are still proud card-carrying members of the KISS Army. Says Gene about unrepentant rock critics, “You know, I discovered a band [over 30 years ago] called Van Halen, I signed them [to my record label] and produced their demo. Critics hated them. When singer David Lee Roth was asked why the critics hated Van Halen and loved Elvis Costello, Roth said, ‘Because they look like Costello.’ It’s still true.”
Jul 23 2011
PAUL AND GENE ROCKIN' IN SPRINGFIELD
KISSONLINE.com
Here's Paul and Gene rocking out at last Monday's KISS show in Springfield, IL.

Photos by Eric McKenna for KISSOnline.
Jul 23 2011
DRUM HEAD AIDS TORNADO RELIEF FUND
KISSONLINE.com
The KISS donated autographed Bass Drum Head went for over $2200.00 in the Birmingham Barons Tornado Relief Auction! Thanks to all of the KISS Army members who bid in the auction.

100% of the proceeds from the auction will benefit the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Tornado Relief Fund.
Jul 23 2011
ERIC AND TOMMY IN ACTION
KISSONLINE.com
Here's Eric and Tommy in action at last Monday's KISS show in Springfield, IL.

Photos by Eric McKenna for KISSOnline.
Jul 23 2011
REY MYSTERIO GETS ED AGAIN!
KISSONLINE.com
Here's WWE Superstar, Rey Mysterio sporting the Catman mask at the San Diego Comic-con. Last week he wore the Demon themed mask on Monday Night Raw.

Thanks to Ray Ricafort for sending the image to KOL.
Jul 22 2011
By Vaneta Rogers
Newsarama

The Archie characters have survived a lot in their more than 70 years of publication, but things in Riverdale are sure to get interesting in November.

KISS is coming to town.

"It's the biggest band in rock history crossing paths with Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and Sabrina," said Alex Segura, who's writing the four-issue story with art by Dan Parent. "Two major pieces of Americana joining forces for the first time."

It may seem like an odd pairing, to put the milkshake-sipping teens from Archie with a hard-rocking band like KISS. But the story, which begins in Archie #627, sees Riverdale invaded by monsters from another dimension. Their presence makes the town ripe for a visit by the KISS personas: Demon, Starchild, Spaceman and Catman.

"The Riverdale gang are looking to cast a protection spell to protect the town before Halloween," Segura said. "Of course, that means Sabrina is coordinating things. But when the spell goes awry and a cabal of dangerous monsters appear, who's going to stop them? Enter KISS. Can the Archies team up with the rock legends in time to save the town from the legion of monsters? Stay tuned. Oh, and zombies. There'll be zombies."
Jul 22 2011
COFFEEHOUSE 5TH ANNIVERSARY RADIO SPOT
KISSONLINE.com
Check out this radio commercial for the KISS Coffeehouse's 5th Anniversary Party!



Visit www.KISSCoffeehouse.com to purchase tickets for the 5th Anniversary Party.
Jul 22 2011
THIS DAY IN TORY 2003
KISSONLINE.com
On this day in KISSTORY - July 22, 2003, KISS released their KISS Symphony: Alive IV album, a live album featuring the band performing with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

All tracks were recorded at Etihad Stadium (formerly known as Telstra Dome) in Melbourne, Australia, on February 28, 2003.

10,000 limited numbered copies were released on vinyl in the US.
Jul 22 2011
MY CUBEE COLLECTION
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
This is my KISS cubee collection *-* Kisses for KISS!

Cah Stanley

LETTERS
Jul 22 2011
KYLIE & LOGAN BACKSTAGE IN SPRINGFIELD
KISSONLINE.com
Here's Kylie and Logan meeting KISS backstage in Springfield, IL.

In the photo on the left: Kylie is singing "Shout It Out Loud" to Paul Stanley!

In the photo on the right: Kylie asked Gene if she could take his picture as he was on his way to the stage. He was really cool to stop and pose for her.

Thanks,
Kevin Gladden

Jul 21 2011
"BLACK DIAMOND" LIVE IN OSHKOSH
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Here's a KISSonline-exclusive video of KISS performing "Black Diamond" shot from the front row at the Oshkosh, Wisconsin Rock USA concert on Saturday!

Jul 21 2011
THIS DAY IN TORY 1976
KISSONLINE.com
On this day in KISSTORY - July 21, 1976 - KISS released "The Originals," a special repackaging of the first three studio albums. The release included a gate fold cover along with a set of six trading cards, a KISS Army sticker, and a KISS booklet.

Jul 21 2011
THE VINYL DISTRICT
By Jason Miller

A few years ago I struck vinyl gold while living in Dallas, TX. A friend of mine from Good Records (Chris Penn aka DJ Cee Pee), put together two boxes of hand picked metal records for me. He had just picked up several hundred used records from a Dallas college radio station as they were throwing them out and going digital. Although many of the classic albums included had some pretty good wear going on with the sleeves, the actual vinyl was in excellent condition. It was a vast selection of 70s and 80s metal; a gift from the vinyl gods above.

Back in the 70s, college radio stations would put notes on the front of each record with comments from other DJs at the station along side a description of the band. Reading these notes today can be quite entertaining as you are about to see. Here are two gems from KISS along with the original notes and comments from the DJs themselves.

KISS - The emponymous debut. When it was released on February 18, 1974, KISS had been a band for a little over a year. Much of the material on the album was written by Gene Simmons and/or Paul Stanley, as members of their pre-KISS band, Wicked Lester. Simmons estimated that the entire process of recording and mixing took three weeks. Photographer Joel Brodsky thought KISS were literally clowns, and wanted to place balloons behind the group for the shoot.
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