News - 2011 : December

Dec 21 2011
KRUISE FEATURED IN SPANISH ROCK MAG
POPULAR 1
The December issue of Popular 1, a rock magazine from Spain, features a six-page review of the KISS Kruise, with photos and a large writeup. The headline reads "KISS On The High Seas: First KISS Themed Cruise."

Thank you to Javier Rueda Moya for sending the magazine images to KISSonline.
Dec 21 2011
BOOTS CONTINUE TOUR OF VEGAS
Frank Marino Featured in "These Boots Are Made For Rockin!" Campaign

Dubbed Ms. Las Vegas, Frank Marino’s role as Joan Rivers made him a widely recognized icon in female impersonation and the perfect DIVA to strut in the KISS boots for “These Boots Are Made For Rockin!” campaign (Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com).

Pictured above: Frank Marino’s alter ego, Joan Rivers, shows some leg in the authentic Destroyer KISS boots that are currently touring Las Vegas in celebration of the upcoming opening of KISS by Monster Mini Golf. Divas, starring Frank Marino, can be seen nightly (except Fridays) at 10:00pm in the Imperial Theater at Imperial Palace.

On the heels of the announcement about KISS by Monster Mini Golf opening in February 2012, the KISS boots have been brought to Vegas for a limited engagement throughout the city.

KISS By Monster Mini Golf is the first of its kind and will include an indoor glow-in-the-dark custom-designed, rockin’ 18-hole miniature golf course, a state-of-the-art arcade, the largest KISS gift shop in the world, A KISS Gallery, “Hotter Than Hell” Wedding Chapel, a private VIP Room, FANtastic KISS themed event rooms and the “Rock ‘n Roll All Nite” Café.
Dec 20 2011
BY MONSTER MINI GOLF GRAND OPENING
KISSONLINE.com
Mark your calendars...the KISS by Monster Mini Golf Grand Opening will take place on March 15, 2012.

Stay tuned for more details!

Pictured is the KISS by Monster Mini Golf KISSmas card (modified with Grand Opening info).





Dec 20 2011
BEATLES ED ARTWORK
KISSONLINE.com
Thanks to Bruce Kulick for sending KISSOnline a photo of this great Beatles / KISS artwork he spotted in frame shop in Los Angeles.
Dec 20 2011
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETER CRISS!
KISSONLINE.com
Happy Birthday Peter! We hope you have a great day!

Here's Peter singing "Black Diamond" with KISS at Madison Square Garden 1977.

Dec 19 2011
FANS '' FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME!
KISSONLINE FAN LETTERS
KISS + CFL Champions = AWESOME!

The Hewkarskis attended the Canadian Football League's championship game in Vancouver. We mixed our love of the BC Lions with KISS and here is the rockin' blaze-orange result! The whiskers on Mr. Hewkarski's face are actually his magnificent moustache. We got many high-fives from fellow KISS fans at the Grey Cup - plus, the BC Lions won the game! P.S. We saw Gene and his beautiful wife and kids in the Grey Cup parade - lookin' good!

LETTERS
Dec 19 2011
SIGHTING: PAUL STANLEY GUITAR IN POLAND
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Thanks to Andy Harris for sending KISSOnline this photo of this Paul Stanley guitar he spotted at the Krakow, Poland Hard Rock Cafe.

LETTERS
Dec 18 2011
MY KRUISE FLAG
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Here is a is my flag that I carried with me the whole time on the KISS Kruise. Throughout the 4 days I managed to get it signed by: all my friends, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer, Doc McGhee, Michael Francis, Carmel - Billy and Paul (Gene Simmons Axe Bass), Keith Leroux (KISSonline), Spike - Fran - Paul and Michael (band technicians), Skid Row, Monster Rock Show, Brian Collins Band, Bad City and Craig Gass.

Thanks to everyone involved for making this such a spectacular event!

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR

Daniel Hill (England)

LETTERS
Dec 18 2011
PAUL STANLEY'S FANTASY CAMP EPISODE
VH1.com
Here's the full episode of Paul Stanley’s appearance on VH1′s Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp. Paul joins each band of Rock and Roll campers for a great time!

VH1: KISS front man Paul Stanley drops by the school and one camper breaks down in tears. Watch the full episode to see what happens!

Dec 18 2011
" SANTA" DELIVERS TOYS
KABC NEWS
An ABC News crew caught up with generous gift-givers at a toy donation event on Friday. The "Stuff-A-Bus" event invited people to donate gifts to children, and one man dressed as "KISS Santa," bringing a trunk full of toys to the event... including KISS dolls and action figures!

Dec 17 2011
By Hampton Stevens - Special to The Washington Times

KISS is an act that has defined the rock genre, yet the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has not found a place for the band that has the third-highest total of platinum albums in rock history. Selective “open-mindedness” - or maybe mission creep - however, has let in blue-state favorites such as Madonna and the Beastie Boys. (Photo - Associated Press)

Ever get the feeling that the open-minded voters for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are welcoming to every genre, subgenre and hybrid of popular and vernacular music — except rock?

Part of the fun of having a hall of fame, of course, is debating over who should get in, but the rock hall keeps making such incredibly bad choices that it has even sucked the joy out of arguing. Just look at the list of inductees for 2012, announced last week: Guns N’ Roses, the Beastie Boys, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Laura Nyro, Donovan, and the Small Faces/Faces.

Only Donovan deserves it. The rest of the acts on that list merely show just how incredibly insular and irrelevant the induction process has become.

Only Donovan deserves it. The rest of the acts on that list merely show just how incredibly insular and irrelevant the induction process has become.

Let’s start with the Beastie Boys. They are unquestionably trailblazers. They just didn’t blaze any of them in rock. Sure, they played with punk guitars, but at heart, the Beasties are a rap act, joining previous inductees Grandmaster Flash and Run-D.M.C. And rap music is emphatically not a subgenre of rock — whatever the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame says.

Dec 17 2011
FLOAT IN MISSOURI CHRISTMAS PARADE
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Thanks to Steven Hoefgen for sending KISSOnline this clip of
a KISS Float in the Springfield, Missouri Christmas Parade!

Dec 16 2011
ROAD CREW LEATHER JACKET IN STOCK NOW
KISSONLINE.com
This great new KISS Leather Jacket is now available exclusively in KOL's KISS SHOP! All pre-orders are shipping today.

The genuine leather KISS jacket is tailored after the biker fit. The elbows of this jacket feature patches and each sleeve has zippers that allows for more room and breath-ability. The front of the jacket features an embroidered KISS Road Crew logo, and the back has a KISS logo blended in with a beautifully embroidered outline of the band members.

ORDER THE KISS ROAD CREW LEATHER JACKET NOW

Dec 16 2011
SIGHTING: BELGIAN THEATRE PROGRAM
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Thanks to Gertjan Vandenblink for sending KISSOnline this promotional photo for the Zware Metalen theatre program featuring Belgian musicians Stijn Meuris, Tom Pintens, and Gregory Frateur. As you can see in the photo, they donned KISS make-up for the shoot!

(Photo by Mous Lamrabat)
Dec 16 2011
13-YEAR OLD HOST OWN PODCAST
CBC.ca
CLICK here to view a Canadian News clip on 13-year-old Cassius Morris, who has taken his love of KISS beyond a typical fan club with his own KISS podcast.



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