News - 2012 : April

Apr 08 2012
NEW ORLEANS GUITAR PICKS
KISSONLINE.com
Here are the KISS guitar picks that the band used at last week's big New Orleans show.

These special picks are now available at www.kisspickworld.com.

KISSPickWorld,com is the exclusive source for authentic KISS tour guitar picks, and was launched to give fans and pick collectors a central place to purchase genuine collectible KISS tour picks without fear of buying fake or bootleg picks.

Straight from the KISS stage to you...the ultimate KISS Tour guitar picks!
Apr 07 2012
GREETING FANS AT ACM AWARDS
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Here are some photos of the guys greeting fans as they arrive for the red carpet at the ACM Awards last Sunday in Las Vegas.

Photos by Dean Snowden for KISSOnline.
Apr 07 2012
LATEST FAN-CREATED ARTWORK
KISSONLINE.com
Check out these great fan-created KISS artwork designs! Thanks to the KISS Army for sharing them with the band. Please keep sending KISSonline your KISS artwork, tattoos, letters and photos!
Apr 06 2012
LATEST TATTOOS
KISSONLINE.com
Check out these great KISS tattoos! Thanks to the KISS Army for sharing them with the band. Please keep sending KISSonline your KISS tattoos, artwork, letters and photos!
Apr 05 2012
JIM MARSHALL DIES AT AGE 88
KISS was saddened to learn of Jim Marshall's passing today and recognizes his enormous contributions to rock and roll.

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The man who gave rock one of its key visual and sonic props has died. Jim Marshall, known as "The Father of Loud" for inventing the Marshall amplifier, was 88 years old.

Marshall was a drummer and drum teacher who used his earnings to set up a music shop in west London in 1960. Among his customers were the likes of Ritchie Blackmore and Pete Townshend, and it was through talking to them that Marshall realised there was a gap in the market for a guitar amplifier cheaper than the American-made models popular at the time. When, at Townshend's request, a Marshall 1959 amplifier head was teamed with a cabinet, the "Marshall stack" was born, becoming the defining feature in rock bands' backlines for generations to come.
Apr 05 2012
SNEAK PEEK: ACTION FIGURE BLISTER CARDS
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK
Here's an exclusive KOL sneak peek of the blisters cards for the KISS Sonic Boom and KISS first album action figures being released by Figures Toy Company. Both sets are now in the sample stage. We will post images of the production sample figures as soon as we received them for band approval.



Apr 05 2012
REMEMBERING OUR FRIEND MARK ST. JOHN
KISSONLINE
Sadly, former KISS guitarist Mark St. John passed away five years ago today due to a cerebral brain hemorrhage. While Mark was in KISS for only a short period of time, he made an incredible impression on fans with his performance on the double-platinum album "Animalize."
Apr 05 2012
IN TOP 10 ACM AWARDS TWEETS
KISS was featured in two of the top ten tweets from the American Country Music Awards on Sunday!

Here are the two tweets and the pictures that went with them!

TheBandPerry: We all remember our first KISS.

Nan_Kelley: Yes- it is really KISS!!!! @gactv red carpet show #ACMs

Apr 05 2012
SIGHTING: BARCELONA RECORD STORE
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Thanks to Sergio for sharing this picture of the KISS wall at a record store in Barcelona, Spain!
Apr 04 2012
ERIC SINGER'S NEW DRUM KIT
KISSONLINE.com
Thanks to Eric Singer for sending KISSOnline this photo of his new drum kit. Eric said he will be changing the bass drum heads the next time he uses this set. He also told us that this is not the kit he will be using on "THE TOUR."

Photo by Paul Bassett.
Apr 04 2012
The hard rock super team of The Demon, Starchild, Spaceman, and Catman are back in a new ongoing series from IDW Publishing, beginning in June. The latest incarnation of "Kiss" in comics will be written in alternating arcs by IDW Chief Creative Officer and Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall and Tom Waltz, with Jamal Igle and Casey Maloney switching off on art. The series will take a superhero approach to the costumed personas adopted by the original Kiss lineup of Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, with humans throughout history accepting the power of the Kiss talismans. The band has made multiple comic book appearances since its formation in 1973, first in a series from Marvel Comics and most recently in a four-issue arc in the pages of "Archie." Comic Book Resources caught up with Ryall, who is writing the first arc of the new "Kiss" series, about IDW's plans for the iconic rockers.

Ryall's long history as a Kiss fan helped form an enthusiastic appreciation for the band that would form the foundation for acquiring the comics license. "Kiss was one of the first bands I ever listened to," Ryall told CBR News. "I had an older brother and we had to share a room, so as the younger brother I had no say over the music we listened to or what comics I was allowed to read. In fact, in that regard, I was only allowed to collect things he didn't buy. He called dibs on 'Spider-Man,' so I was given things he didn't care about like 'Fantastic Four.' It was a total monarchy in that bedroom, and every night we'd listen to Kiss, all [through] growing up, all throughout my childhood. So I got into it early on -- the stuff you listen to every day, the stuff your brother likes you somehow want to like, too.

"I was all into it, too, the Kiss magazines he had and the 'Kiss Meets Phantom of the Park' movie that aired on TV, and from there all the action figures, and it all just went on from there."
Apr 04 2012
TAKES THE STAGE AT KIMMEL
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Check out this behind-the-scenes video filmed as KISS headed to the stage to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live!



Here's KISS' performance of "Detroit Rock City" from moments after the walk above.

Apr 04 2012
PAUL STANLEY AND MY LICENSE PLATE!
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Hey Fellow KISS Fans!

Here is a Great Photo of Paul Stanley with my License Plate at the Grand Opening of the new KISS by Monster Mini Golf indoor Golf Course here in Las Vegas!!! That was my Goal for the Day! To get a Photo of Paul Holding my Car's License Plate and he made my Dream come true!!! Very Cool!

And Thank You Paul for doing this for Me!!!

Jerry Scott Adler in Vegas :)~

LETTERS
Apr 04 2012
ERIC SINGER AND TOMMY LEE REVOLVER TV INTERVIEW
REVOLVER TV
Carla Harvey of the Butcher Babies sits down with Eric Singer and Tommy Lee to dish on their joint epic summer tour.

Apr 03 2012
THE NEW YORK TIMES: ROCKERS AT SEA
THE NEW YORK TIMES


KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

The New York Times has a story about celebrity cruises which includes some great graphics showing various music-themed cruises that are setting sail this season. Guess which ship is going to rock the most?
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