News - 2012 : March

Mar 28 2012
TOMMY, ERIC, MICK AND TOMMY TALK TOUR
DAILYMOTION
Here's a new interview from DailyMotion with Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer, Mick Mars, and Tommy Lee all talking about "The Tour!"

Mar 28 2012
INVITES YOU TO AT&T UVERSE WEBCAST!
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Mar 28 2012
By Lee Hawkins

With the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2012 induction ceremony coming up in April, one of the stars of the rock band Kiss says he continues to be perplexed by the fact that his band has yet to be voted in.

Kiss lead singer and guitarist Paul Stanley said he considers the fact that Kiss hasn’t made it, despite the fact that the band has been eligible since 1999, a slight to the band’s fans. “I know that it’s important to a lot of the fans. Certainly if we were to get inducted, I would accept it on behalf of the fans, because it matters to them,” Stanley said. “But I don’t need validation from an organization where I don’t even know who is doing the voting.”

Stanley’s comments follow an on-camera interview he gave the WSJ earlier this year in which he spoke candidly about the group’s entrepreneurial success. Kiss and Motley Crue members recently announced a joint summer tour at a press conference. Kiss bassist Gene Simmons told Rolling Stone at the conference that Kiss’ absence from the Hall of Fame has “become a joke.”

Stanley told the WSJ that he believes the Hall of Fame judges have intentionally excluded Kiss.

“I know people who know that for fact. There are board members who have said, ‘Kiss won’t get in as long as I’m alive,’” Stanley said. “The funny thing about that is really that to have such vehement feeling about it is something that perhaps they should work out on a psychiatrists couch.”

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame media representatives did not respond to e-mail requests for comment.

Stanley believes the organization, like some of the band’s critics, has unfairly stigmatized Kiss for its marketing-savvy. Kiss has built a multimillion-dollar business that has led to nearly 100 million album sales and the Kiss brand has been licensed more than 3,000 times.

“Somehow in some of these people’s warped perspective, being commercially successful or being adept at marketing yourself somehow is contradictory to art and music,” Stanley said. “They would much more want to welcome the starving artist who winds up on a VH1 program having spent all their money, with everyone wondering, ‘What ever happened to so and so?’”
Mar 28 2012
UNCLE GENE WANTS YOU... TO ROADIE FOR
MILITARY TIMES
One lucky soldier may get go from the U.S. Army to the Kiss Army.

The rock band Kiss is looking for a roadie and they want to hire a veteran, according to an announcement on the website kissonline.

The vet who gets picked will be part of the team that assembles the KISS stage set, helps run effects during the show and takes down the set afterwards.

The gig involves traveling with the band from July 14 through Sept. 25 as they tour with Motley Crue.

Applicants do not need to be a trained carpenter, but will work long hours, the announcement says.

Kiss, a financial supporter of the Wounded Warriors Foundation, made the offer in partnership with the Today Show and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes campaign.

Email hiringourheroes@uschamber.com to apply.
Mar 28 2012
HIRING OUR HEROES: VETERAN TO JOIN ' CREW!
KISSONLINE / TODAY SHOW / U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
KISS is teaming up with the TODAY Show and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Hiring Our Heroes! We're looking to hire one outstanding veteran to join our team as a roadie.

Email hiringourheroes@uschamber.com to apply! You can learn more at the following link: TODAY.COM/veterans

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KISS needs a roadie — and they want to hire a veteran to help out.

The band, who are touring with Motley Crue this summer, have been long-time supporters of our military, donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Wounded Warrior Project. Watch their troop salute here.

They're participating in Hiring our Heroes to give a job to a touring set carpenter who will travel with the band from July 14 through Sept. 25.

The lucky veteran who gets the gig will be part of the team that assembles the KISS stage set, helps run effects during the show and takes down the set afterwards. Applicants do not need to be a trained carpenter, but will work long hours. Email hiringourheroes@uschamber.com to apply.

Mar 28 2012
NEW KISS SERIES FROM IDW IN JUNE!

This June, IDW Publishing is bringing back the rock group KISS in comic form. Last year, Archie Comics released a story in which Archie Meets Kiss, this time IDW is giving them marquee status.

According to IDW, the series is rooted in KISS fandom, featuring KISS characters like “Wicked” Lester, the Destroyer, She, the Elder, and more, but it will be very accessible to all comic readers.

KISS will be written by Chris Ryall (Zombies vs Robots) with art by Jamal Igle (The Ray) and KISS #1-4 come with a special “solo album” covers by artist Michael Gaydos.

Variant covers will also be available, including a Michael Gaydos “Demon” cover and a KISS photo cover!

Kiss Online spoke to IDW Publishing’s Chief Creative Officer and Editor-in-Chief Tom Waltz and Senior Staff Writer Chris Ryall last July at the San Diego Comic Con. You can find the whole article here.
Mar 28 2012
GENE SIMMONS & TOMMY LEE INTERVIEW ON 92.5
Gene Simmons and Tommy Lee called into Lone Star 92.5 radio to discuss "THE TOUR!"

Mar 27 2012
ERIC & TOMMY TO PERFORM AT MONTROSE BENEFIT
TOMMYTHAYER.COM / CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE
A Ronnie Montrose tribute show will take place on Friday, April 27 at San Francisco's Regency Ballroom. Montrose and Gamma will be playing live to pay their respects to the life and music of the guitarist who founded both bands and died a few weeks ago.

Montrose will feature Sammy Hagar, Denny Carmassi and Bill Church (all of whom were in the band when they recorded their iconic self-titled debut album), plus a guest appearance from Joe Satriani.

Gamma are to include Davey Pattison, Denny Carmassi, Glenn Lesch, Tommy Suczek and Marc Bonilla.

In addition, there will be a performance from the Ronnie Montrose All-Star Band, whose line-up will include: Jimmy Degrasso, Eric Martin, Ricky Phillips, Neal Schon, Eric Singer, Steve Smith, and Tommy Thayer.

The new issue of Classic Rock is on newsstands today and contains more information about the benefit concert.
Mar 27 2012
BEER NOW AVAILABLE
KISSONLINE.com
Thanks to Niklas Olsson for sending KISSOnline this photo of the KISS beer cans which are out now in Sweden. The 24 cans comes in a great KISS-box!
Mar 27 2012
ROCKING KIMMEL!
KISSONLINE.com
Here's another great photo of KISS rockin' the Jimmy Kimmel Live stage last week!

Photo by Anthony "Tiny" Biuso.
Mar 27 2012
"THE TOUR" GENERAL PUBLIC TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
KISSONLINE.com
KISS & MÖTLEY CRÜE - "THE TOUR" general public tickets are now on sale! Ticket sales have been extremely strong...thanks for your support!

CLICK HERE FOR TOUR DATES LISTING, ON SALE INFO AND TO BUY TICKETS


CLICK HERE TO BUY KISS VIP TOUR AND KISS MEET & GREET/SOUND CHECK PACKAGES


Rock 'n Roll doesn't get any bigger than this! KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE...On the same stage...On the same night! KISS & MÖTLEY CRÜE: THE TOUR

Check out this cool commercial for the August 16th tour date:

Mar 27 2012
SIGHTING: COMIC STRIPS
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Here are two recent KISS appearances in comic strips.

The top one is Mother Goose and Grimm comic. The bottom is KISS by Robs.
Mar 26 2012
TULSA ARMY TICKET PRE-SALE TODAY
KISSONLINE.com
A KISS ARMY Members-Only ticket pre-sale begins this morning for KISS' August 26th Bok Center show in Tulsa, OK. The pre-sle starts at 10AM local time. Premium KISS ARMY Members will have access to Members-Only KISS tickets for shows.

If you are a Premium KISS ARMY Member: LOGIN at http://www.kissonline.com/service/login and visit the tour page to get information to access the presale.

If you are not a current Premium Member of the KISS ARMY and would like to participate in the Members-only Pre-sale: JOIN NOW!

Public Onsale begins Friday, March 30 at 10:00 AM CT
Mar 26 2012
HELLO KITTY ARMY GIRLS T-SHIRT
KISSONLINE.com
Hot Topic is now selling this Hello Kitty KISS Army Girls T-Shirt!

Order your Hello Kitty KISS Army shirt today

Mar 25 2012
SNEAK PEEK: NEW COMICS
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK
Here's a KISSOnline sneak peek of the black-and-white and color cover art for issue #2 of the upcoming new KISS Comics. The art is by interior artist Jamal Igle. The girl in the middle is "She" from issues 1-2.

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