News - 2011 : December

Dec 15 2011
VIXENS SALUTE VETERANS!
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KISS…not only the hottest but the most benevolent band in the universe…

A few months ago, we contacted our friend Eric Singer and other key people in the KISS camp to help with the 19th Annual Veterans Holiday Celebration. We were amazed at the outpouring of support we received for the wonderful men and women of the US Armed Forces.

The Veterans Holiday Celebration is a grassroots, all volunteer, donation based event. This year, we fed over 4,500 veterans a gourmet meal and provided gift bags to each attendee. Many of these veterans are living in halfway houses and hospitals in the Los Angeles area. The KISS Army Vixens hosted a booth at the event where our mission was to allow the veterans to feel like the rock stars they are.

Eric Singer contacted the other members of KISS and Live Nation. They sent us over a truckload of officially licensed KISS concert t-shirts to give away at the event. In addition, various members of the KISS Army donated their personal signed KISS memorabilia (along with other merchandise) to hand out to our American heroes.

We wanted to express our sincere gratitude to Eric Singer, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer, Keith Leroux; as well as Phil Cussen and Ramsey Sharif of Live Nation.

In the millions strong KISS Army (and Navy) we would like to give thanks to Michael Gershe, Carl Butcher, Don Ohina, Caleigha Starchild, Fifi Larue, Ed Universo, Jessica Fernandez, Shanti Fletcher, Bo Blackey, Steven Weiss, Sher Bach, Sylvia Lopez and Anthony and Matt Porter, among many others who wrote letters and cards to the veterans.

Thank you again KISS, KISS Management, Live Nation, and the KISS Army (and Navy) for all your support.

Please let us know if there is ever anything we can do for you.

Love and KISSes…

The KISS Army Vixens

The website for the event is www.vhcevent.org
Dec 15 2011
CREATIVE FAN'S MAS GREETING
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Here's another great KISS inspired graphic by our friend Bill France.

For all my CRAZY, CRAZY, KISS friends! Have a merry KISSmas!

Bill France

Dec 15 2011
SIGHTING: MEXICO TELETHON 2011
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Check out this clip from last week's Mexico Telethon 2011. Gene donated a signed AXE bass to help this charity event that benefits handicapped kids in Mexico. The Telethon raised almost $40,000,000.00 for this great cause!


Dec 15 2011
NEW DEMON BLOX
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The new KISS “Demon” BLOX will be arriving at retail stores beginning next week.
Dec 14 2011
TRIBUTE BAND HONORS FALLEN FIREFIGHTER
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JON DAVIES FUND-RAISING CONCERT

On Friday December 16, KISS Tribute band 'KISS Forever' will play a concert in memory of fallen Worcester, Massachusetts Firefighter Jon Davies. The concert begins at 9:30PM until 12:30PM and is located at JJ's Sports Bar at 380SW Northborough, MA.

This is a free concert to attend with an optional donation collected which will be given directly to the Davies family. The band will also be making a donation directly to the family following this show. 21+ to attend.

Firefighter Jon Davies of the Worcester Fire Department died in the line of duty on December 8th. Davies was 43 years old and was scheduled to be married on New Year’s Eve, officials said. He was the father of three sons, including two sons who are in the military. One son is deployed to Afghanistan. Davies also leaves behind his mother and a sister.

For more information visit KISS Forever's website at www.kissforeveronline.com

Honoring Heroes - Firefighter Jon Davies
Dec 14 2011
BLACK VEIL BRIDES COVER "UNHOLY"
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Check out this cool cover of KISS' "Unholy" by the Black Veil Brides. The song features Zakk Wylde.

03 Unholy (feat. Zakk Wylde) - Black Veil Brides by Nisa Ates
Dec 14 2011
AUSTRIAN SOCCER TEAM CELEBRATES WITH !
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Thanks to Martin Unterweger for sending KISSOnline this clip of players from Austria's most popular soccer team 'Rapid Vienna' performing "I Was Made For Lovin' You' as KISS during the team's Christmas party!

Dec 14 2011
GENE ON COVER OF REVOLVER MAGAZINE'S 100TH ISSUE
REVOLVER MAGAZINE
The 100th issue of Revolver Magazine was released yesterday. The cover story is dedicated to the 100 Greatest Living Rock Stars. Only a special few artists made the cover…and non other than Gene Simmons is proudly there among the greats! He is also listed inside as one of the 100 Greatest Living Rock Stars!

http://www.facebook.com/revolvermag?sk=app_107611949261673

Dec 13 2011
SIGHTING: BRAZILIAN TV
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS Army member Hellem Santos sent over a KISS sighting on Brazilian TV! On the Eliana network program,"Rola ou Enrola," a contestant surprised the audience by taking the stage dressed as Gene Simmons!

Hellem writes, " I filmed to show you!! When you come to Brazil, in Porto
Alegre city? I'm really looking forward to the new album from you. Big kiss
from your fan Hellem!"

Thanks for sending the video to KISSonline!



Dec 13 2011
MAS KOOKIES
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Just wanted to share these Ginger Bread KISSmas Kookies my friend Dustin and I made with the band and the entire KISS Army. So, Merry Christmas to Paul, Tommy, Gene and Eric from the two of us! Happy Holidays to the everyone!

Jamie Sapp

LETTERS
Dec 13 2011
COLLECTIBLES ROCK EBAY
Rare Kiss Record Case Sells for $4,000

by: Karen 'Gilly' Laney

A 1979 Kiss record case sold for $4,000 during an eBay auction that ended on Dec. 4. This black wood case is a coveted piece of memorabilia and features the cover art from each of the original band members’ 1978 solo albums.

Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss all get their own side of the box, and the copyright of ‘Aucoin Management, Inc. 1979 by agreement with Kiss, a partnership’ is printed in small text on the outside.

The most intriguing thing about this item is the chance in a million factor that it included the original J.C. Penny Catalog shipping box that it came in. Most kids would’ve ripped that carton to shreds upon its arrival but like the band, even the box had star-power, with the iconic Kiss logo printed on the cardboard casing.

The seller, a longtime Kiss fan and the original owner of this record case, admitted to not wanting to part with this item but due to the financial crisis, made the decision to let it go. More of this seller‘s items are expected to go up for auction in the coming weeks.

(P.S., we’ve got a photocopier, a table saw and a hammer — we can make you one just like this for half the price!)
Dec 12 2011
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRUCE KULICK!
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Happy Birthday to our good friend, Bruce Kulick.

Bruce, we hope you have a fantastic day!


Here's Bruce rocking the Japanese KISS Army in Tokyo 1988.

Dec 12 2011
A FROM TEL AVIV!
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KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Hi Everyone,

I'm 27 from Israel and I would like to introduce to you the best and the only Israeli KISS tribute band - The Israeli KISS. You can listen to our version of "Love Gun," we changed the words to Hebrew but the music is the same as the original. Hope you will like it..we had great time recording the song and make a tribute to our heros KISS!

The Israeli KISS


Dec 11 2011
SNEAK PEEK: BY MONSTER MINI GOLF
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Here are a few pics from the sculpting process of Gene's head and Paul's boot. Both will become props on the KISS by Monster Mini Golf course. The boot is a rough sculpt and is big enough for kids to actually walk under.

Sculpting is a multi-step and tedious process so each prop will be fine tuned to perfection prior to painting.
Dec 11 2011
SNEAK PEEK #2: BY MONSTER MINI GOLF
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Here's another picture of Paul's boot and one of the giant guitars (an Iceman) that will become props on the KISS by Monster Mini Golf course. The boot is a rough sculpt and is big enough for kids to actually walk under and will have light-up laces added as well! The top of the boot will be custom carved to appear as if it is actually going through the ceiling.

The Iceman guitar is in its skeleton stage but it will give you an idea of size. The guy standing next to it is about 6'5" and the guitar is approx 22' long. It is going to be amazing!

Sculpting is a multi step and tedious process so they will be fine tuning every prop to perfection prior to painting.
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