News - 2012 : August

Aug 17 2012
While KISS and Motley Crue are undeniably entertaining, their fans are entertaining in their own way as they dress up and pay homage to these iconic bands. KISS and Motley Crue performed at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Aug. 14.

All images by Christopher Victorio.

CLICK HERE to view the full gallery of KISS & Motley Crue fans at Tuesday's show..
Aug 17 2012
By Martin Kielty

Kiss frontman Paul Stanley believes the day he’s replaced in the band would be more than just a lineup change – it would be a victory.

That’s because it would prove he’s been right all along about what the glam rock icons really are.

He and bandmate Gene Simmons have frequently discussed the possibility of Kiss continuing without any of the original or current members – but now the guitarist and vocalist has defined how important the move would be to him.

Stanley tells the San Diego Union-Tribune: “The band is bigger than its members. It only takes four like-minded people with a similar talent to further the cause.
Aug 16 2012
Check out these great photos of KISS from Tuesday's show at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine.

CLICK HERE to view a KISS and MOTLEY CRUE slideshow from the Irvine Concert

All photos by Christopher Victorio.
Aug 16 2012
Here's KISS with the California KISS Army in Irvine Tuesday night!

Photo by Dean Snowden for KISSOnline
Aug 15 2012
Here are a few fun photos of the guys from backstage on 'THE TOUR!'

Photos by Keith Leroux for KISSOnline
Aug 15 2012
KISS At Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

Excerpted from Crystal Larsen's review

Chula Vista, Calif.

As Kiss prepared to take the stage a long black curtain was dropped embroidered with the band's recognizable logo in sparkling silver. As I waited for two of rock's most revered figures, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, to take the stage, I was kind of scared. I've heard of this band nearly all of my life, but never witnessed them live, so I had no idea what to expect. Would the fake blood that pours out of Simmons' mouth exit in a projectile fashion? Would there be more water thrown into the audience and, if so, is it really water? With those questions unanswered, the curtain dropped and as Kiss took the stage I was immediately taken aback with what I was seeing. There was fire; Kiss displayed in bright lights; metal; makeup; boots that were clearly made for more than walking; and much more. I can't even remember if I took a breath for the remainder of their set.

"Detroit Rock City" was up first, but being possibly over-stimulated with all that was happening onstage and the sheer fact that I was finally seeing Kiss, it wasn't until "Shout It Out Loud" that I really settled into the performance. With Tommy Thayer on guitar and Eric Singer on drums, the 13-song set was exactly what I had in mind. Simmons breathed fire on "Firehouse" and spit blood during his bass solo, and Stanley took a ride through the crowd to perform "Love Gun," landing atop a circular stage set up behind the soundboard.
Aug 13 2012
KISS will be the featured guest on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE with host Bob Coburn tonight at 8:30pm PDT / 11:30pm EDT. Fans are encouraged to call to speak with KISS toll free at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to The show will be streamed on the Rockline website for two weeks beginning the afternoon after the live broadcast.
Aug 13 2012
KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'THE TOUR' will rock the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, California on Tuesday! The summer's biggest, baddest rock tour will level four additional cities this week! KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE... On the same stage... On the same night. This spectacle of spectacles!

For tickets, VIP / Meet & Greet packages, and a complete list of tour dates visit

Aug 14 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Irvine, California
Aug 16 Sleep Train Pavilion - Concord, California
Aug 18 White River Amphitheatre - Auburn, Washington
Aug 19 Sleep Country Amphitheater - Ridgefield, Washington
Aug 13 2012
Here's KISS with the California KISS Army in Chula Vista last night!

Photo by Dean Snowden for KISSOnline
Aug 12 2012
Here's KISS with the Nevada KISS Army at the packed Mandalay Bay Arena last night in Las Vegas!

Photo by Dean Snowden for KISSOnline
Aug 12 2012
They are one of the biggest rock bands in history, and certainly the most recognizable. Friday night, KISS mania took over the valley.

KISS together with Motley Crew hit the stage out in west Phoenix, at the Ashley Home Store Furniture Pavilion.

It's part of the "biggest, baddest rock tour."

But there's someone very special traveling with them on the tour. His name is Paul Jordon, and he's one of the roadies.

His job is to set up and break down equipment. But he's no ordinary roadie.

Jordon is a hero, a military veteran who was given the unique opportunity to go out on tour with KISS.

KISS teamed up with US Chamber of Commerce on an initiative called "Hiring Our Heroes." The goal is to get more employers to hire veterans.

FOX 10's Kristen Keogh reports.

FOX 10 News - Phoenix, AZ | KSAZ-TV
Aug 12 2012
Here are a few photos from last night's KISS Meet and Greet in Las Vegas.

Aug 11 2012
By: Ted Hansen
Photo Credit: Becky Hansen

Daytime temperatures were at 114 degrees and had not decreased much by concert time. Those painted up like their idols found their makeup running more than the mascara of a televangelist’s wife. Yes, Hell (aka the greater Phoenix area) was ready for KISS. But was KISS ready for Hell? After seventy five minutes of fire sans brimstone plus a little blood, on Friday, August 10, 2012 KISS showed the near sold out crowd at Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion that they welcome such an environment.

Somehow the term spectacle isn’t sufficient to describe a KISS concert. From the outset, as the KISS logoed curtain dropped and the band launched into “Detroit Rock City,” the crowd began their mania as bassist Gene Simmons, guitarist Paul Stanley and guitarist Tommy Thayer were lowered from the rafters into Hell while drummer Eric Singer ascended upward on his platform towards the heavens.

The members of the KISS Army, both long time and the newly converted, had no trouble singing along to “Shout It Out Loud,” and chanting the arena rock anthem beginning to “I Love It Loud.” The audience was ready to do its part and KISS was more than willing to reciprocate.

Any doubt that the evening was going to be beyond hot was erased by the flames, sirens and Simmon’s fire breathing that punctuated “Firehouse.” Just in case one was too far back to feel the heat of the flames coming from the stage, a huge HD video screen behind the band projected one of the clearest pictures you’ll see at a concert.
Aug 11 2012
Here's KISS with the Arizona KISS Army at last night's show in Phoenix!

Photo by Dean Snowden for KISSOnline
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