News - 2013 : June

Jun 13 2013
TOMMY THAYER MILAN IN-STORE APPEARANCE
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Tommy Thayer will make an appearance at Lucky Music Network in Milan, Italy on June 19th. He will sign autographs and take photos with his fans.
Jun 13 2013
MY PERMANENT PAUL STANLEY AUTOGRAPH
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Finally got Paul's signature on my arm at the meet & greet in Copenhagen. Today, I made it permanent at the local tattoo studio. Had the time of my life and the acoustic set was amazing.

Peter Forsberg


LETTERS
Jun 12 2013
PAUL STANLEY IS FINE!
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Hey everybody!

The reports of me getting hurt in Copenhagen are total fabrication. I read it and it was news to me and I was there and would know!

Paul
Jun 12 2013
AND THE GERMAN ARMY!
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Here's KISS in front of a sold-out crowd at Waldbuhne in Berlin, Germany tonight!

Photo by Dean Snowden for KISSonline.
Jun 12 2013
ROCKING COPENHAGEN
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Here's a great shot of KISS in action in Copenhagen last night.


Thanks to Runar Jansen for tending the photo to KISSONLINE!
Jun 12 2013
STAGE SHOT FROM BERLIN
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Thanks to Olaf Suplicki for sending KOL this photo of the stage being set up in Berlin earlier today.

Jun 12 2013
ERIC SINGER: THIS IS IN 2013
by Jeff Giles

It’s hard out there for a replacement drummer. Just ask Eric Singer, who’s got a job most musicians would envy — pounding the skins for Kiss — but one that comes with a few occupational hazards, like having to hear the constant complaining of fans who wish the band’s original lineup would get back together.

“The people that want to complain about ‘I don’t like this,’ or ‘I don’t like that,’ ‘They should play this song,’ or ‘I only want the original band…’ The bottom line is: this is how Kiss exists right now, in 2013,” he pointed out during a recent interview with Radio Nova.

Continued Singer, who’s been in and out of the lineup since 1992, “Be glad there’s some version of Kiss and that we’re out there touring. We have just as much passion and care just as much as the band ever did or ever could. That’s what counts. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t be here. I mean, Gene [Simmons] and Paul [Stanley] don’t need the money; they don’t need to do this. They do it because they love doing it.”

And not only is Singer not putting any stock in fans’ carping, he also sounds like he isn’t worried about Simmons’ recent pronouncement that the band might call it quits in 5-10 years. “Everybody wants to ask what’s going on tomorrow,” he shrugged. “Well, what about today? You don’t necessarily know what’s going to happen in the future. But one thing’s for sure: we’re here today and we’re going to put on a great show. I’m not saying don’t have to think about tomorrow – but you can’t worry about tomorrow. Just live one day at a time, try to learn to live in the moment.”
Jun 12 2013
STILL SHOUTING IT OUT LOUD
Ageless supergroup back on the road

By Mike Devlin

The best part about Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley performing in full makeup in 2013? We get to pretend they are at the peak of their powers.

Thanks to the magical wonder that is grease paint, they don't look a day over 30, even though the KISS cofounders are twice that in actual years. Age notwithstanding, the band behind Beth, I Was Made For Lovin' You and Detroit Rock City is still youthful and upbeat on stage these days.

That's good news for fans who want to rock and roll all night (and party every day), because the ageless group is heading back out on the road with a Canadian tour that begins July 5 in Victoria, B.C. The Canadian tour, wrapped around the band's latest album Monster, includes 19 dates with a show at Regina's Brandt Centre on July 16.

Tickets went on sale on April 5. Don't be surprised if there are none left by the time KISS arrives in Victoria and begins to work its way east across the country.

Few could have predicted that in 1973, when KISS got its start, fans would still be clamouring to see them 40 years later. But KISS members were always rock 'n' roll misfits, and by loading up on shtick - led by the blood-spitting, fire-spitting Simmons - they knew most people would not give them a fair shake.

Their fans are devout, however, which means sell-outs are possible at every stop on the tour.

"We're a band at this point in our career where we can live up to our own legend," Stanley said in a media release to announce the Canadian tour. "Legends can be confining because they're cloaked in myth.

I've always maintained that obstacles are what you see when you lose sight of your goals. If you know where you're going, you don't see what's in your way.

"Kiss has always been about attaining whatever we think is possible. It's about celebrating life and going against the odds for what you believe in. As corny as that might sound, it got me where I am and the naysayers will have to live where they are."

The lead single from Monster is stick-to-your-ribs rock 'n' roll: Big, dumb and incredibly fun. Though the band has seen various members pass through its ranks - drummer Eric Singer and guitarist Tommy Thayer are the latest to fill the shoes of Peter Criss and Ace Frehley - Simmons and Stanley remain.

That's all you need where KISS is concerned.


Jun 12 2013
TECHS AT WORK
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Norway photos:

Left: Fran switches out guitars with Paul Stanley.

Right: Jason helps Gene Simmons get ready to breath fire.


Photos by Keith Leroux for KISSONLINE.
Jun 12 2013
ARMY PRE-SALE TODAY
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A KISS Army Fan club members-only ticket pre-sale for KISS' Hollywood, Florida show begins this morning at 10am (local venue time).

August 18 - Seminole Hard Rock - Hollywood, Florida

If you are a Premium KISS ARMY Member: LOGIN at http://www.kissonline.com/service/login and visit the tour page to get information to access the presale.

If you are not a current Premium Member of the KISS ARMY and would like to participate in the Members-only Pre-sale: JOIN NOW!
Jun 12 2013
WAITING IN THE WINGS
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Here's KISS waiting for the signal to walk to the stage in Stavanger, Norway.


Photo by Hab Haddad for KISSONLINE.
Jun 12 2013
IN BERLIN, GERMANY TONIGHT!
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Jun 12 2013
ROCKS COPENHAGEN!
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Here's KISS in action at the Forum in Copenhagen, Denmark last night.

Photo by Paul Potapov.
Jun 11 2013
SIGHTING: MEXICAN TV SHOW
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Contestants perform as KISS on the Mexican TV Show "Parodiando!"

Thanks to Javier for sending the clip to KOL!

Jun 11 2013
CZECH REPUBLIC TV COMMERCIAL
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Thanks to Mike Hayes for sending KOL the link!
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