News - 2012 : September

Sep 20 2012
BEHIND THE SCENES: BACKSTAGE ON 'THE TOUR'
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Here are the boys backstage somewhere on 'THE TOUR!'


Photos by Keith Leroux for KISSOnline
Sep 20 2012
& THE NEW JERSEY / PENNSYLVANIA ARMY
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Here's KISS with the Camden crowd at the Susquehanna Bank Center last night!



Photo by Dean Snowden for KISSonline.

Sep 20 2012
Excerpted from a review by Josh McAuliffe

KISS and Motley Crüe, sharing the same stage.

Can you say sensory overload?

The glam metal icons brought their co-headlining tour to a rain-drenched Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain on Tuesday night, putting a bombastic exclamation point on the 2012 summer concert season.

The weather no doubt kept some people at home, but the thousands who turned out were treated to a double bill of nonstop bells and whistles - with some pretty decent music thrown in for good measure.

The Crüe was first, arriving at 7:45 p.m. to a stage adorned with huge video monitors, pyromania, a menagerie of scantily clad dancing women and a mini roller coaster.

Tough act to follow, indeed, but the audience wanted the best, and they got it at 9:40 p.m. when the face-painted godfathers of glam metal took over amid a flurry of pyrotechnics.
Sep 19 2012
PREMIERE A NEW SONG ON YOUR TWITTER!
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Be sure to follow KISS on KISSOnline, Twitter @KISSONLINE and Facebook.com/KISS to learn how YOU can premiere a new song from MONSTER on your own personal Twitter feed.

Stay tuned...



Sep 19 2012
CLASSIC ROCK 177: LIMITED EDITION FOLIO EDITION
On sale 10 October 2012

CLICK to pre-order now!

This is a Limited Edition Collector’s Folio containing four exclusive copies of Classic Rock issue 177, each issue will have a different member of KISS on the cover and within each issue there will be a feature on the band and the making of the new album Monster.

PLUS each band member issue will include an exclusive interview with the respective cover star.

Also included in the pack are 4 collectable art cards one for each band member; Gene, Paul, Tommy and Eric.

The magazines and art cards will be presented in a highly collectable deluxe pack, there are only 1,000 copies available and each copy will be individually numbered.

DON’T MISS OUT – ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY!

The standard issue of Classic Rock 177 is also available to purchase at the standard cover price of £5.50.
Sep 19 2012
TO HEADLINE MASSIVE CHILEAN FESTIVAL
KISSONLINE
KISS returns to Chile!

KISS will headline the Maquinaria Fest in Santiago, Chile on November 10th!

For additional information, visit maquinariafestival.cl.
Sep 19 2012
BEHIND THE SCENES: THE CREW IN ACTION
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE
KISS' show is a massive production that requires many people's hard work, night after night. Here are a few more photos of the hardest-working crew in rock!



Photos by Keith Leroux for KISSonline.
Sep 19 2012
AND THE PENNSYLVANIA ARMY!
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Here's KISS with the Scranton crowd at the packed Toyota Pavilion last night!

Photo by Dean Snowden for KISSonline.
Sep 19 2012
MY TATTOO IS COMPLETE!
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Hello KISS Army!

Check out my just-completed KISS tattoo. Had the fire and autographs added last week. It looks great now. I have 10 hours into this tattoo. There is also a photo from the meet and greet with the guys all pointing at my tattoo...that was very cool!

Peace,
Michael Mandarino
Sep 19 2012
"HIRING OUR HEROES" VET IS A ROADIE
Prior to this summer's tour, KISS hired veteran Paul Jordan as part of the "Hiring Our Heroes" program to work as a roadie. Fox News checks in with Paul to see how it's going!

Sep 18 2012
'THE TOUR' ROCKS TORONTO!
Story and photo by Wally Norton

It seems like forever and a day ago that I heard wind of "The Tour". I remember my jaw dropping when I learned that Kiss and Motley Crue were going to embark on a summer tour playing together and delivering a rock spectacle like no other. Let's face it both of these bands have forged long lasting careers by creating some of the most visually exciting rock and roll shows for their legions of fans. On September 13th, 2012, Toronto was going to get both bands, playing full shows on the same night.

For the past 29 years, Kiss and Motley Crue have been far and away my 2 favourite bands. Over the years my friends have asked me "if you had to pick just one as your favourite, who would it be?" and I can't answer that question. Then they came up with the worst question of all; that planted a horrifying dilemma that I prayed would never happen, "if Kiss and Motley were to play in town on the same night, who would you choose?" My response to that question is much like the scene in the movie "Home Alone" when Kevin tries some aftershave, claps his hands to his cheeks and screams in horror at the top of his lungs. The thought of having to sacrifice one of these bands for the other is truly that horrifying for me.

Motley Crue was my first ever concert back in June of 1984, Kiss followed in November of that same year and combined I have now been witness to 26 Kiss and or Crue shows. So for me personally, "The Tour" is a "pinch me I must be dreaming" kinda thing, a Christmas and Birthday all rolled into one and definitely something I never thought would happen.

So lets begin, shall we? We headed down to the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre and were greeted by a sea of concert goers. The age range at a Kiss concert these days seems to cover ages 5 to 65 with most wearing the required "heavy metal" uniform, a rock t-shirt. Wait!, make that age range a little wider as I witnessed a father carrying his infant daughter (headphone ear protection in place) wearing Paul Stanley makeup.

I met up with fellow Decibel Geek writer Rich "The Meister" Dillon, grabbed dinner and caught up on his "Accept" concert from the previous evening and headed on inside for the show.

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Sep 18 2012
STAYS ALIVE WITH FRESH FACES, MATERIAL
By Ed Condran Correspondent

It’s quite an accomplishment when a band hits the 20-album mark. When “Monster,” the latest album from KISS, drops in October, the group will celebrate that achievement.

It means that KISS, which will perform Wednesday at the Susquehanna Bank Center, has been around for awhile, still receives ample fan support and has the desire to release new material instead of riding the nostalgia circuit.

“We still like to have something new to offer,” drummer Eric Singer says. “We still are a creative band. We don’t have to rely solely on older songs.”

The band has always been hell-bent on releasing new material. KISS continues to move forward, even though its lineup has changed many times.

Vocalist-guitarist Paul Stanley and vocalist-bassist Gene Simmons, who formed the band in 1973, have been compelled to keep the act alive, and who could blame them?

The band, which burst onto the scene sporting flamboyant costumes and makeup, was a hit with young males during the mid-’70s, and still draws huge crowds.

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Sep 18 2012
STREET POSTER IN ARGENTINA
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Hello KISS!

Here's a picture of one of the first KISS street posters promoting the KISS show in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 7, 2012 at River Plate Stadium. We are waiting for the Hottest Band in the World! (Picture: Diego Ferreyra / KISS Army Argentina).

Marcelo García / KISS Army Argentina

LETTERS
Sep 18 2012
LATEST MAGAZINE COVER: METAL HAMMER
KISSONLINE.com
KISS is featured on the cover of the October issue of the German release of Metal Hammer magazine.

Thanks to KISS News for the image!
Sep 17 2012
FINAL US SHOWS OF 'THE TOUR' THIS WEEK
KISSONLINE.com
KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE will complete the US leg of the summer's biggest, baddest rock tour by leveling five more cities this week! KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE... On the same stage... On the same night. The spectacle of spectacles!

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

Sept 18 Toyota Pavilion - Scranton, Pennsylvania
Sept 19 Susquehanna Bank Center - Camden, New Jersey
Sept 21 PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, New Jersey
Sept 22 MNikon at Jones Beach - Wantagh, New York
Sept 23 Comcast Theater - Hartford, Connecticut
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