News - 2013 : July

Jul 24 2013
PHOTO: GENE SIMMONS AT SUDBURY ARENA
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Here's Gene Simmons in full Demon mode at Sudbury Arena last night.


Photo by Hab Haddad for KISSONLINE.
Jul 24 2013
SIGHTING: TOY MUSEUM IN POLAND
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KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Check out the classic KISS dolls at a Toy Museum in Karpacz City, Poland.

Thanks to Jacek Majsterek for sending KISSONLINE the image!
Jul 24 2013
FAN'S MASSIVE COLLECTION
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The Dale Kemp Collection

In July of 2012, Dale Kemp displayed a portion of his KISS collection for the masses at Edmonton's Capital Ex. Lee of The KST was there to get some pics to share with rest of the KISS Army.

Jul 24 2013
SWEETEST ROCKER EVER!
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Being a fan since I was a little munchkin, meeting Tommy Thayer in person was probably one of the most ecstatic moments of my life! (I think Tommy noticed that when I hugged him. LOL) For a legendary Guitar hero, hell Tommy was the sweetest Rocker I have ever met! Thanks for the hug Tommy. You are such a wonderful person.

Rock on KISS!

Xox,
Joanne Buan

LETTERS
Jul 23 2013
PHOTO: ROCKS SOLD OUT SUDBURY ARENA
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Here's KISS rocking the SOLD OUT Sudbury Arena earlier tonight!


Photo by Hab Haddad for KISSONLINE.
Jul 23 2013
PHOTO: PAUL STANLEY AT SUDBURY ARENA
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Here's Paul Stanley at Sudbury Arena earlier tonight.


Photo by Dean Snowden for KISSONLINE.
Jul 23 2013
CTV NORTHERN ONTARIO: SHOUT IT OUT LOUD
70's glam-rockers KISS played tonight at the Sudbury Arena, and put on quite a vocal...and visual display.

CLICK HERE to view the CTV's news clip of "Shout It Out Loud" from KISS' Sudbury show.
Jul 23 2013
PHOTO: TOMMY THAYER AT SUDBURY ARENA
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Here's Tommy Thayer soloing during KISS' show at Sudbury Arena.


Photo By Hab Haddad for KISSONLINE.
Jul 23 2013
GIRLS OF OUTSIDE SUDBURY ARENA
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Here's Jaime P, aka the Demonette, along with the 103.9 Sudbury Rewind Girls of KISS outside the KISSONLINE merchandise tent at Sudbury Arena. The radio station is broadcasting LIVE outside the Arena!



Jul 23 2013
BACKSTAGE WITH
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Here's Tommy, Gene and Eric backstage during the MONSTER Tour.

Photo by Ross Halfin
Jul 23 2013
' CANADIAN TOUR CONTINUES THIS WEEK
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KISS continues their Canadian Tour with four more shows this week.

July 23 - Sudbury Arena in Sudbury
July 25 - Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa
July 26 - Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto
July 27 - Budweiser Gardens in London

www.KISSONLINE.com/Tour
Jul 23 2013
JAPANESE TOUR BILLBOARD
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Check out this KISS Japanese Tour billboard that was spotted in a Tokyo train station.

Thanks to Soichiro Saito for sending to KISSONLINE!
Jul 22 2013
PAUL THROWS OUT THE FIRST PITCH!
KISS vocalist/guitarist Paul Stanley threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Monday, July 22nd's Major League Baseball game between Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Dodgers at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Jul 22 2013
PRESENTS WOUNDED VETERAN WITH NEW HOUSE
Photo: Paul Stanley leads the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance to honor all service men and women around the world. Photo by Dean Snowden for KISSONLINE.

By Jeff Giles

KISS descended upon the Midwest last weekend for the Rock Fest in Cadott, Wis., and their set Saturday (July 20) included more than the classic hits and a giant, fireball-spewing spider fans have come to expect.

Working in conjunction with the festival, Military Warriors Support Foundation and co-sponsors Impact Gel, the band paused its show to introduce a wounded military veteran named Ramon Rivera to the crowd — and present Rivera and his wife with a brand new, mortgage-free house.

“We have special guests with us tonight I’d like to bring out,” singer Paul Stanley told the crowd. “Roman Rivera and his wife Michelle, and Ken from Military Warriors Support Foundation, please join me out here. Roman is a Wisconsin native, everybody. He is also a decorated veteran. He was severely injured during his combat tour in Iraq by an improvised bomb. He is a tried-and-true hero.”

Continued Stanley, “We have the privilege of presenting Roman and his family with a mortgage-free, two-story, four-bedroom, three-car attached garage home in Janesville, Wisconsin. Again, completely mortgage-free. Please join me in congratulating Roman, and thank you to everyone for their service to our country!”

According to a press release announcing the gift, “Roman was hugged, high-fived and thanked for his service” before being “led offstage by a deafening chant from the crowd of ‘U.SA., U.S.A., U.S.A.’ with everyone in the venue pumping fists in the air.”
Jul 22 2013
VISITS ROCK AND ROLL ACADEMY
By Nathan Wek / SDPB

The band "Kiss" is touring across the nation this summer. On Saturday the group visited the Brennan Rock and Roll Academy in Sioux Falls. The academy dedicated rooms to each of the band members.

Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, Paul Stanley and Eric Singer each have practice rooms at the Brennan Rock and Roll Academy dedicated to them. The band was in town for the dedication on Saturday afternoon. The groups bass guitarist Gene Simmons says this new Rock and Roll academy is almost like a school to learn how to be a rock star. He says he wishes he had something like this when he was growing up.

"I taught myself like everybody. We all taught ourselves. The idea that you can have kids who can get some professional help in getting here. Here’s how you play, here’s what a chord looks like, here’s what a kick in a snare does, it’s a big you know it’s a leap forward. It’s like taking the express train; much faster to maybe having bigger self-aspirations," Simmons says.

Simmons says this is also a place where kids can make their own decisions in a life of rules.

"Aside from school, aside from mom and dad where there are rules; finally they get a chance to decide for themselves, how and what to do and how they feel about stuff. This is a life changing place. It’s going to affect positively, lots of kids," Simmons says.

He says this is a program that can keep kids off the streets and out of trouble. Simmons says he has been to a lot of different cities but none with a school to actually teach kids the rock and roll basics. He says Sioux Falls could play a role in finding the next big thing.

"And the next kid who’s going to change people’s lives may as well come from right here," Simmons says.

"Kiss" was in Sioux Falls for the opening of the Academy in March but not all members were able to make it. This is the first time the group has been to Sioux Falls in recent years with all four of its members present.
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