News - 2012 : December

Dec 22 2012
FAN'S CUSTOM MOTORCYCLE HELMET
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Check out this great KISS motorcycle helmet! The helmet belongs to Juliana da Silva of Brazil. Thanks for sharing with KISSOnline!

LETTERS
Dec 22 2012
Band’s music, garb has been key in coping with autism

By MELISSA ST. AUDE, Staff Writer Casa Grande Valley

Marco Rivas Sotelo was 9 years old when he first saw a music video featuring the band KISS. Years later, as a young adult coping with autism and learning disabilities, the music he liked as a youngster propelled him to step out of his comfort zone to try to establish a local fan club as a tribute to the band with a float in this year’s Casa Grande Electric Light Parade.

“I like their music,” he said.

Rivas Sotelo’s KISS-inspired float in the 2012 Electric Light Parade earned a third-place award in the “most original” category behind Fiesta Grande RV Resort and Arizona Public Service Co’s entries.

“We’re really happy with third place,” Rivas Sotelo said.

But for Rivas Sotelo, the real reward came not from the third-place honors, but from knowing that he accomplished a long-standing goal to pay tribute to the band with a float in the parade and made a few new friends along the way.

“We learned there are a lot of KISS fans — especially kids and hopefully, Marco can build on that,” said Yvonne Johnson, a vocational rehabilitation volunteer who works with Rivas Sotelo.
Dec 21 2012
SNEAK PEEK: SOLO COMIC VARIANT COVER
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Here's a sneak peek of artist Tone Rodriguez's special KISS Solo Comic cover for retailer, Jetpack Comics. This is the pencil-stage, inks to follow soon.
Dec 21 2012
HOTTER THAN HELL SATIN PASS
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Thanks to Louis Antonelli for sharing this original satin pass from KISS' December 21st, 1974 show at the great old Michigan Palace in Detroit!

Dec 20 2012
KRUISE III SITE LAUNCHES
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The official website for the KISS KRUISE III is now online! If you are a KISS Kruise alumni, you received an email today containing your presale booking day and time. Take note of that, and when your date comes up, you can book online next month at www.thekisskruise.com!

New this year for the KISS KRUISE III:

- A Family Mini-Suite option to give families more room to stretch out for an affordable rate
- Improving the Stardust seating and allowing guests to select their own seat when booking
- KISS will be hosting a Meet & Greet JUST FOR KIDS (2-14, no parents allowed)! Each child will get ONE item autographed along with a large group photo with the band.

For more details, visit the KISS KRUISE III website at www.thekisskruise.com! And, if you didn't sail with us on a previous Kruise, you can still sign up for the general presale at this link.
Dec 20 2012
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ONLY 1,000 BOOKS IN THIS LIMITED EDITION RUN WILL EVER BE PRINTED!

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE KISS MONSTER BOOK NOW!

The KISS Monster book features all the different eras of KISS live, from the early years to the present day.

- Three feet tall and two and half feet wide! As tall as a guitar!

- Each book is carefully handmade in Italy, choose from one of 10 country flags, the sleek and stylish KISS Monster logo edition or the classic KISS Army cover.

- Every signature page is signed by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer.

- Signature page has a personal message from KISS to their fans.

Includes photographs that have never been seen before.

Put on your favorite KISS songs, turn up the volume and prepare yourself for the ultimate rock book experience. Page after page of glorious, unseen, giant photographs, stunningly reproduced and hand-bound into the largest rock book ever published.

Prepare for a larger-than-life journey through 40 years of KISS, the greatest rock band in history!

The latest photographic reproduction techniques and high density printing has enabled us to faithfully reproduce the ultimate KISS experience for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

This book is like nothing you have ever experienced!
Dec 20 2012
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETER CRISS
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETER!

We Wish Only The Best Today And Every Day!
Dec 19 2012
BERLIN CONCERT POSTER
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
My niece and husband were in Berlin, Germany this weekend, and sent me this picture of the 2013 German KISS concert poster!

Hope to see you in Holland next year.

Marcel

LETTERS
Dec 19 2012
UNCLE GENE ROCKS!
KISSONLINE.com
Here's Gene Simmons' nephews, Jake and Hunter, having a great time in their new KISS Demon Volcom sweatshirts!
Dec 18 2012
MONSTER iBOOK AVAILABLE NOW!
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ICONIC BAND KISS TO RELEASE iBOOK FOR CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUM MONSTER

“KISS’ 20th studio album ‘Monster’ is scary good” – Associated Press, 2012

On December 18, KISS will release their first ever iBook for their critically acclaimed, recent studio album release, MONSTER. The content of the iBook is comprised of a special edition digital book which includes an exclusive bonus video, “Shout It Out Loud (Live in Anaheim 1976),” interviews with all four members as well as a multitude of additional unpublished pictures and a preview for the blistering new music for DESTROYER: RESURRECTED and MONSTER.

Rock legends KISS returned with Monster, the 20th studio album in their historic career released October 9, 2012, through Universal Music Enterprises. The 12-track, straight-ahead rock ‘n’ roll album features collaborations among all four members—including co-founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons and longtime members guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer—in an album that shows the band at the top of its game. And that’s saying something, considering their illustrious, 40-plus year history—28 U.S. gold albums, the most gold records for any American rock band, 40 million sales in the U.S., and a total exceeding 100 million worldwide.

iBook content includes:

• Interviews with all four band members as well as album co-producer Greg Collins
• Exclusive bonus video of “Shout It Out Loud (Live in Anaheim 1976)” from the KISS vault
• A plethora of photos exclusive to this iBook including backstage shots, live performances and snapshots from the recording studio
• Lyrics plus band commentary on all MONSTER tracks
• Article on the band’s support of our troops
• Features on the band’s merchandising, the Monster Mini Golf experience, the KISS Kruise and the 2012 newly remixed reissue of DESTROYER: RESURRECTED, plus KISS’s newest box-set collection, The Casablanca Singles: 1974-1982
• Loads of KISS facts throughout including an interactive map of the U.S. with historically important locations
• Audio samples of the 12 MONSTER tracks and the iTunes exclusive bonus track “Right Here Right Now” as well as DESTROYER: RESURRECTED

This book is available for download on your iPad with iBooks or on your computer with iTunes.

http://umusic.ly/KISSMonsteriBook.
Dec 18 2012
MY PAINTINGS!
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS,

This is simply a "Thank You!" for inspiring my Paintings. I find a way to include some form of KISS in just about any piece I Paint!

-Adam Padilla

LETTERS
Dec 18 2012
SIGHTING: GERMAN ART MUSEUM
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Our guys made it into the museum of modern art in Frankfurt!

Jens Kölker
Dec 17 2012
LATEST MAGAZINE COVERS
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KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Here's KISS on the covers of the Austrian Ticket magazine and Norway Rocks!

Thanks to KISS News for the images!
Dec 17 2012
6 YEAR-OLD DRUMMER ROCKS "SHOUT MERCY!"
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER


Avery Molek (6 year-old drummer) drumming to "Shout Mercy" from KISS' "Monster" by KISS. Eric Singer ROCKS!!!

Visit Avery on Facebook at http://www.AveryDrummer.com/facebook/ or at http://www.AveryDrummer.com.



Dec 16 2012
VOTE FOR THE COFFEEHOUSE NOW
KISS COFEEHOUSE
Hey KISS Fans!

Thank you for your continued loyalty and support of both KISS & KISS Coffeehouse! It is very much appreciated! We would not be here, without you!

Yes, it's that time of year again, time to vote for KISS Coffeehouse as "Best Coffee Shop" of the Grand Strand (Myrtle Beach & Surrounding Area). Voting has already begun!

Please visit http://wmbf.cityvoter.com/, and vote for KISS Coffeehouse as "Best Coffee Shop" in the "Specialty Food and Drink" section. Please continue to give us your support, just as you have in the past, as KISS Coffeehouse has been voted "Best Coffee Shop" each of the last 3 years, because of you, and your vote!

Voting ends January 4th, 2013 so please "Doncha Hesitate"!

Merry "KISSMAS"!
Johnny Rock

Owner/KISS Army Member

KISS Coffeehouse
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