News - 2011 : October

Oct 04 2011
A PRESENT FOR THE DEMON
KISSONLINE.com
Check out this special "Dragon" Gene Simmons Axe made by Gentry Riley for Gene's birthday!

Oct 04 2011
GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS RETURNS TONIGHT
A&E
A&E's hit series Gene Simmons Family Jewels picks up where last season's cliffhanger left off, as Shannon answers Gene's long-awaited marriage proposal in this special one-hour season premiere tonight at 9PM (EST).

The channel is running a marathon of previous episodes all day beginning at 4AM, leading up to the season premiere tonight.
Oct 03 2011
GENE'S WEDDING ON ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT
Entertainment Tonight is featuring an exclusive first look at Gene and Shannon's wedding on today's episode.

Legendary KISS rocker Gene Simmons finally said the two words he vowed he'd never say, and ET was exclusively invited to his weekend wedding to longtime love Shannon Tweed.

No KISS costume for the groom -- instead, he wore a classic tux and silver tie, while Shannon was glowing in her Priscilla of Boston gown, carrying a bouquet of ivory roses in the beautiful gardens of the Beverly Hills Hotel.

The happy couple made it official after 28 years together, and it was all captured for their A&E reality series Gene Simmons Family Jewels. The new season begins tomorrow, with the rock 'n' roll wedding airing October 18.

Among the 300 guests attending, celebrity guests including Bill Maher, Hugh Hefner, Survivor creator Mark Burnett, and Dog the Bounty Hunter were among the stars witnessing the nuptials.

Oh, and those two words? "I Do," of course!

Here's the clip!



Tomorrow, Entertainment Tonight will feature more footage from the reception!
Oct 03 2011
Paul Stanley Analyzes KISS's Success: "I don't want to buy a t-shirt with a guy on it who looks like my neighbor."

By Linda Leseman

Paul Stanley, rhythm guitarist of KISS, has been rocking the Starchild for nearly 40 years, over which time the group has accumulated 24 gold albums -- more than any other American band. But perhaps even more importantly, in that time he has managed to shave about an hour and a half off of the two hours he once needed to do his makeup. "I don't know that it's much different than the boxers and the UFC fighters before they go in the ring," he says. "They're in the locker room going through their rituals and their paces to get ready to defend their title. Every time we step out onstage, we have a title to live up to."

Stanley spoke to us in conjunction with KISS' efforts for City of Hope, a National Cancer Institute-affiliated organization located just northeast of L.A. dedicated to curing life-threatening diseases. After all, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, y'all. He also spoke about the launching of the KISS "Navy" and why so many other bands are boring.

KISS fans are intensely devoted. Why do you think that is?
Well, part of it has to do with how boring most bands are. [Laughs.] I don't necessarily want to buy a t-shirt with a guy on it who looks like my neighbor. And I think KISS has always been about celebrating self-empowerment. Celebrating the idea that anything is possible with determination and hard work. We're the proof of that....There are no fans more rabid or devoted than KISS fans. KISS fans are what all other fans are measured against. That's how it came to be known as the KISS Army.
Oct 03 2011
CELEBRATING AT BARKTOBERFEST
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KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Here's a photo from Pensacola, Florida's "Barktoberfest," an annual event to celebrate the canine residents of Pensacola.

Thank you to RevJenkins for sending the photo to KISSonline!

LETTERS
Oct 03 2011
CHICAGO FAN EXPO HELPS FIGHT CANCER
KISSONLINE.com
Next Sunday October 9th, 2011 - Son of Simmons and Lady Space will be at the Chicago KISS Fan Expo raising money for PINK LOTUS BREAST CENTER. They will be taking donations for photos with them dressed in full KISS costumes and makeup. All of the proceeds will be going to PINK LOTUS!!

Shannon Tweed has also donated signed Family Jewel Banners and signed KISS pics and posters to help raise money for this cause! The Pink Lotus Breast Center is a comprehensive and integrative breast center exclusively dedicated to the prevention, screening, diagnosis and the treatment of breast cancer. The state of art centers are run by women for the benefit for women.

Thanks KISS ARMY for all your support for this great cause!
Oct 02 2011
A WEDDING TO REMEMBER!
KISSONLINE.com
Last night Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed married in a beautiful and touching ceremony in a garden outside the Beverly Hills Hotel. Over 400 family and friends witnessed the couple exchange vows and say their "I do's." Nick Simmons was the best man, and Sophie Simmons was the maid of honor. Paul Stanley and Doc McGhee were also in the wedding party.

At the reception Sophie and Nick both toasted their parents, and Paul told a few humorous Gene stories before wishing Gene and Shannon the happiness that he has found in his own marriage.

Sophie, Nick, Shannon and Gene all sang during the evening. At one point Paul's son, Evan, played lead guitar as Nick sang the Doors "Roadhouse Blues." Then KISS, in wedding attire, took the stage and performed "Lick It Up", "Shout It Out Loud," and "Rock and Roll All Nite."

The wedding was truly one to remember!
Oct 02 2011
SIGHTING: ECUADOR BURGER JOINT
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KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

This is from a popular burger joint in Ecuador. KISS is everywhere, even though KISS has never played in Ecuador!

Maria Burley

LETTERS
Oct 02 2011
MY WEDDING
I got married on September 23, 2011, and I just had to make KISS a part of the special day!

p.s. Congratulations Gene and Shannon! Best wishes!

Tara (Reilly) Adams
Scranton, PA

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Oct 01 2011
GENE AND SHANNON ARE MARRIED
PEOPLE MAGAZINE
By Mia McNiece

Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed have made it official!

After 28 years together, the KISS bassist, 62, married his longtime girlfriend in an evening ceremony outside on the crystal lawn at the Beverly Hills hotel on Saturday, their rep confirms to PEOPLE. The couple's guests cheered when Simmons said "I do" to his partner.

Tweed, 54, walked down the aisle in an ivory Priscilla of Boston gown – one of three dresses she chose for the big occasion – and carried a bouquet of ivory garden roses.

The couple exchanged vows they wrote themselves in front of 400 guests including Hugh Hefner, Bill Maher and the KISS members (Paul Stanley was in the wedding party).

Also in attendance were the couple's two children Nick, 22, and Sophie, 19, who was the maid of honor.

And their planned first dance is quite fitting for a couple who have been together for almost three decades: "At Last" by Etta James, to be performed by their daughter Sophie.
Oct 01 2011
CONGRATULATIONS GENE AND SHANNON
KISSONLINE
Today, Gene will marry his girlfriend of 28 years, Shannon Tweed.

Paul, Tommy and Eric extend their most heartfelt congratulations to the happy couple, and KISSOnline wishes Gene and Shannon the best on their wedding day!



Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic
Oct 01 2011
DEMON BLOX
KISSONLINE.com
Here's the new KISS “Demon” BLOX that will be available mid-December from KISS licensee - Funko.

Oct 01 2011
IN MY HEART...AND SKIN!
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
More than a love, a pride! Paul Stanley (and KISS) is my true love since childhood. This tattoo is very important to me, it shows a little of that great feeling and respect I have for both him and KISS in all formations. After all ... Gods never die, KISS forever!

Love from Brazil

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