News - 2012 : March

Mar 16 2012
By John Przybys

Click here to view grand opening photo slide show

The 18th hole requires you to make a forceful putt along Gene Simmons' outstretched tongue.

Well, of course it does. What else would you expect at a miniature golf course inspired by KISS, the iconic rock band that introduced fire-breathing, fake blood and the power of a few good chords to generations of teenagers?

On Thursday, the already ubiquitous power quartet expanded their global reach solidly into Las Vegas with the opening of KISS By Monster Mini Golf, an indoor amusement attraction at 4501 Paradise Road in Las Vegas.

In addition to an 18-hole miniature golf course whose design elements include laser effects, KISS members' oversized heads spouting from equipment crates like creepy jack-in-the-boxes and black lighting that makes everything glow like the '70s never ended, the complex offers arcade games (including the classic KISS pinball machine), event rooms, a KISS gift shop, the "Rock 'n Roll All Nite" Cafe and the "Hotter than Hell" wedding chapel.
Mar 16 2012
-THEMED MINI GOLF OPENS IN VEGAS
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Mar 16 2012
HELLO KITTY MEETS !
KISSONLINE.com
Here's KISS meeting Hello Kitty on the black carpet at today's KISS by Monster Mini Golf grand opening party.

We were so happy to see all our friends from Hello Kitty who flew in from Japan for the opening!

This year marks the launch of Hello Kitty KISS: two pop culture icons colliding to form an exciting global partnership! KISS and Sanrio have come together for a cool and kitschy alliance hitting the market in 2012.

Photos by Paul Bassett for KISSonline.
Mar 16 2012
MORE SCENES FROM BY MONSTER MINI GOLF
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Here are some more photos from KISS by Monster Mini Golf! Check out the Destroyer-esque KISS figures over the door; Paul Stanley posing with a larger-than-life platform boot; a Paul-themed hole on the mini golf course; and a door that all KISS fans will recognize: "The Elder" door, which leads to the VIP room!

Photos by Scott Rhodes for KISSonline.
Mar 15 2012
ARRIVES ON THE BLACK CARPET
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Here's KISS arriving on the black carpet at the KISS by Monster Mini Golf grand opening in Las Vegas!

Photos by Scott Rhoades and Paul Bassett for KISSonline.
Mar 15 2012
AT MINI GOLF PRESS CONFERENCE
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Here's a photo of KISS' press conference at KISS by Monster Mini Golf today! At left, Lowercase g hosts, and golf course owner Christina Vitagliano is at the center.

Photo by Keith Leroux for KISSonline.
Mar 15 2012
LIVE REPORT FROM HOTTER THAN HELL WEDDING
Robin Leach was one of many celebrities in attendance today for the first-ever KISS wedding at the Hotter Than Hell wedding chapel! The chapel is located inside the KISS by Monster Mini Golf course. Here are some of the photos he posted to Twitter, along with a few Tweet tidbits:

- Asked for marriage advice Gene says Marry her everyday
- The Kiss wedding couple met on Match.com and spent $15k to buy the ceremony on eBay
- Kiss couple will take a Kiss honeymoon cruise
- Already 75 events booked in the Hotter Than Hell chapel
- Cake from Gimme some Sugar took 6 hrs

Congratulations and best wishes to David Howard and Natasha Fegan on their KISS wedding day!



Mar 15 2012
ARRIVES AT BY MONSTER MINI GOLF
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE
KISS has just arrived at KISS by Monster Mini Golf in Las Vegas! Check out these photos of the guys posing with golf course owner Christina Vitagliano and crew.

The interior of the mini golf course features a stage set up with an animatronic version of the hottest band in the world... and the guys couldn't resist checking out their alter egos!

Photos by Scott Rhoades for KISSonline.
Mar 15 2012
BY MONSTER MINI GOLF: FIRST LOOK INSIDE!
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Take a look at these exclusive photos of the mini golf course and Hotter Than Hell wedding chapel at KISS by Monster Mini Golf in Las Vegas, taken moments before the band arrived for today's grand opening!

Photos by Scott Rhoades for KISSonline.
Mar 15 2012
By Robin Leach

It’s just an ordinary day in the always unique and exciting Las Vegas: I might play 18 holes on a miniature golf course with Gene Simmons or get married in the Hotter Than Hell wedding chapel asking Paul Stanley to be my best man. It’s not a pipe dream because, as of tonight, you can, too.

Legendary rockers KISS are unveiling their new indoor, glow-in-the-dark KISS by Monster Mini Golf opposite the Hard Rock Hotel that includes a rock and roll all-night snack bar, a gift shop, a private VIP room and a KISS Gallery.

Gene, Paul, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer will join owners Cristina and Patrick Vitagliano for the slashing of the ceremonial ribbon and host the first tour. eBay is even in on the shenanigans with its winning couple who wanted to be the first to get married in the wedding chapel complete with Mr. Speed from Ohio, named the world’s best KISS tribute band.

Forget about a red carpet: This one’s black! Rick Harrison from “Pawn Stars,” the gorgeous topless beauties from “Fantasy” at the Luxor and “Crazy Horse Paris” at MGM Grand, “The Bachelor” star Jake Pavelka and his Chippendales hunks (Jake is serving as guest host at the Rio headliner show through April 1), the rival Thunder From Down Under beefcakes, Joey Fatone and Anthony Cools are scheduled to rock the carpet. Also expect to see the mini versions of KISS with Lady Demon escorted by Lowercase G.
Mar 15 2012
KRUISE PUBLIC ONSALE BEGINS TODAY!
Today marks the public onsale date for The KISS Kruise II! The second KISS Kruise is setting sail October 31 – November 4, 2012 from Miami, FL to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines' Norwegian Pearl. No other Hallows’ Eve celebrations can compare!

Visit www.thekisskruise.com to book your cabin today! Less than 100 cabins remain on the ship, so don't miss your chance to rock at sea with KISS!

Mar 15 2012
KISSONLINE
KISS® By Monster Mini Golf® Grand Opening Set for Multi-faceted Rock ‘n Roll Themed Amusement Attraction in Las Vegas

Legendary KISS® Band Members to Inaugurate First-of-its-kind Property at Opening Event in Las Vegas today

KISS® By Monster Mini Golf®, a unique rock ‘n roll-themed amusement attraction based around the legendary band KISS® is set to open on Thursday, March 15 with co- founders members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, as well as band members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer in attendance. As part of the celebration, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons will slash through the ceremonial ribbon with their guitars and walk the “Black Carpet” with other notable guests.
Mar 15 2012
THIS DAY IN TORY 1976
KISSONLINE.com
On this day in KISStory - March 15, 1976, KISS released Destroyer, their fifth album. The album was certified gold by the RIAA on April 22 and platinum on November 11, 1976.

Track Listing:

Detroit Rock City / King of the Night Time World / God of Thunder / Great Expectations / Flaming Youth / Sweet Pain / Shout It out Loud / Beth / Do You Love Me
Mar 14 2012
ROCK WITH AT JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
KISSONLINE.com
KISS is scheduled to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday, March 20th and we want you there for KISS' outdoor performance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live Stage! We are asking everyone to dress up in KISS attire and face paint.

CLICK HERE for tickets

Mar 14 2012
TO OPEN PUTT-PUTT GOLF IN VEGAS
KISS to open putt-putt golf, wedding chapel in Vegas

By Steve Spears

Are you ready to rock n' roll all night, and putt-putt every day? Or is that the other way around? In any case, Gene Simmons and his pals in KISS are ready to cut the ribbon on their own mini-golf course in Las Vegas.

The "KISS By Monster Mini Golf Site" -- featuring glow-in-dark holes, an arcade and WEDDING CHAPEL!?! -- opens this Thursday with a huge VIP event featuring band members walking on a "black carpet" instead of red carpet. Oh, and the first wedding at the "Hotter Than Hell Wedding Chapel" (yes, really) will be officiated by a mini Gene Simmons. Because, obviously, nothing does 'til death do we part like a 3-foot, blood-spitting man dressed as a dragon.

The attraction is next door to the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel.


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