On this day in KISSTORY - August 27, 1994, KISS opened S.American Stadium tour at "Monsters Of Rock" festival at Estadio Do Pacaembu in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Last year, Paul Stanley had an amazing time with fans during his private Q&A event aboard KISS Kruise IV. This year, Paul has decided to up the ante for KISS Kruise V, and boy, has he ever!
Get up close and personal with Paul in this exclusive Paul Stanley Collectors' Club performance. This intimate event is limited to buyers of Paul Stanley's KISS Kruise V guitars and microphones and the buyer's ONE guest. (Parents with minor children are welcome to bring their children too.)
Ready for a stage production called ‘The Spider’, moved by 38 computer controlled winches, featuring 220 automated lights, weighing in at 43,000 kgs, incorporating 900 pieces of pyrotechnics and powered by 400,000 watts of sound?
Get your face paint ready Australia and New Zealand because Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer are on their way Down Under in October as part of their 40th Anniversary world tour.
October 3 PERTH Arena
October 6 ADELAIDE Entertainment Centre
October 8 MELBOURNE Rod Laver Arena
October 9 MELBOURNE Rod Laver Arena
October 10 SYDNEY AllPhones Arena
October 12 NEWCASTLE Entertainment Centre
October 13 BRISBANE Entertainment Centre
October 16 AUCKLAND Vector Arena
Happy birthday to our God of Thunder, Gene Simmons!
We hope you have an awesome day filled with all the cake you want!
Epiphone celebrates the new Ltd. Ed. Tommy Thayer “White Lightning” Les Paul Outfit by giving our fans in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and EU a chance to win their own Epiphone “White Lightning” Les Paul with custom case designed by Tommy Thayer! Fans can enter the form below to register to win. Winners from each region will be chosen on September 1.
The new Ltd. Ed. Tommy Thayer “White Lightning” Les Paul Outfit is Tommy’s second signature Les Paul with Epiphone and features a beautiful custom metallic white finish and Seymour Duncan® JB™ Humbuckers, specially chosen by Thayer. The guitar also features a custom “White Lightning” hard case and a signed Certificate of Authenticity.
"My new White Lightning signature model is the pinnacle of looks, style and flash,” said Tommy Thayer. “I'm proud to put my name on a serious guitar that can be enjoyed at home or rock the biggest stages in the world."
There has never been an American band like KISS, recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the greatest trailblazing rock groups of all time. “Spaceman” Tommy Thayer’s life story is the classic tale of a musician who knew from childhood that he’d one day perform all over the world playing a Les Paul.
By Matthew Wilkening / Ultimate Classic Rock
For our money, some of the very best Kiss songs feature founding bassist Gene Simmons indulging his demonic side. Don’t get us wrong, we’ve got nothing against songs about sex or rock and roll. But, somehow when the man born as Chaim Witz starts ruminating on the evil within man’s soul, we get scared in a particularly good way. To celebrate Gene’s 64th birthday (Aug. 25, 1949), we take a look at the 10 Most Demonic Gene Simmons Kiss Songs:
10. 'Not for the Innocent' From 'Lick it Up' (1983)
"Bad habits drip like honey / No tongue can lick me clean"
Justifiably concerned that having their iconic masked images sold on everything from bedsheets to dolls had softened their image -- to say nothing of the overly poppy music featured on albums like 1979's 'Dynasty' -- Kiss took the greasepaint off and let Gene get down to serious business again on songs like this one. He quickly draws a line in the sand between himself and the nice folks, and over a storming Vinnie Vincent guitar riff, warns the innocent masses that playtime is now over.
By Matthew Wilkening / Ultimate Classic Rock
The best Paul Stanley KISS songs show just how important the talent and charisma of the man born Stanley Harvey Eisen are to one of hard rock’s most outrageous and enduring bands.
Think about it, this whole ridiculous circus doesn’t fly without a ringleader who truly believes in the power of rock and roll enough to don warpaint, platform boots, feathers and leather night after night while staring down decades of critical sniping and changing musical trends.
Which is exactly what Stanley has done without falter, even as his bandmates came, went or got caught up in film careers or other outside interests. So here they are, the 10 best songs featuring the true president of KISSnation, Paul Stanley:
10. 'Lick It Up' From: 'Lick it Up' (1983)
We kick off this list with proof positive that Stanley's ability to write catchy anthems didn't leave him when the band's makeup came off in 1983. Throughout the band's "unmasked" era, it was mostly Stanley-fronted tracks like 'Heaven's on Fire,' 'Tears are Falling' and 'Crazy Nights' that kept the band on the charts. 'Lick It Up' -- a "seize the day" anthem for the bedroom -- has proven to be the most enduring song from this era, and remains a highlight of the group's live shows to this day.