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Mar 08 2011
CATEGORY ON JEOPARDY
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

KISS was featured on the TV game show Jeopardy! The theme was Valentine's Day and they had a category about KISS. Some of the answers were about their sponsor, Dr. Pepper, their original record label, Casablanca, and about their hit song "Beth".

I was watching the show guessing all of the answers and I got all of them right!

Eddie Schultz

LETTERS
Mar 07 2011
BG NEWS
Article & photo by Stephan Reed

The Omni crowd looked to rock and roll all night in Toledo, but they wrapped it up after the KISS tribute band Mr. Speed left the stage.

The Cleveland-based cover band played for an audience of more than 200 Friday. The band came with thousand-dollar costumes and a miniature replica of KISS' stage, said Omni promoter Troy Michaels.

"(The band) really, really goes all out," Michaels said. "They are entertainers, self-promoters and people come to see the show."

Mr. Speed formed in 1994 with the current lineup and had a passion for KISS.

"We started the band because we are all fans of [Kiss] and grew up listening to the band. They were a major influence on our lives, not only musically, but socially," said Rich Kosak, who portrays guitarist Paul Stanley. "It just seemed like a natural thing that we wanted to do."

The metal quartet strives to be like the original KISS, not just in presentation but in sound.

"We always want people to be able to close their eyes and it sound like the record," Kosak said. "When people open their eyes to remind you of a time when you saw KISS, whether you saw them on television or you saw them in concert."

According to the band, there are four on-stage members and four superstars. Each member has his share of the spotlight.

Mr. Speed performs songs from almost every KISS album and tries to have a variety of songs written by different members.
Mar 06 2011
BASKETBALL FANS DON MAKEUP
Sports.ESPN.Go.com
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Check out these North Carolina Tar Heels fans wearing KISS makeup at Saturday's NCAA college basketball game against Duke in Chapel Hill, NC.

(AP Photo/Jim R. Bounds)

Mar 05 2011
ARMY, YOU LOOK GREAT!
KISSONLINE
Here are some of the many great fan photos sent to KISSOnline recently!

Keep them coming, KISS Army...we love seeing them!

Mar 04 2011
LADY GAGA LOVES PAUL STANLEY &
KISSONLINE.com
Here's a clip of Lady Gaga live in Chicago this week.

During part of her show, Lady Gaga bites the heads off of Barbie dolls.

In the middle of her head-biting routine, someone throws a Paul Stanley
doll on stage..!

Mar 04 2011
MY TIE PROMISE
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Hey KISS Army,

This is me and my daughter on her Wedding day. When she was seven year's old I told her that when she grows up and get's married that I was going to wear my KISS tie. I remember she told me "Oh no you're not."

Well I kept my promise!

Just needed to share this with everyone.

Thanks,
Paul /East Providence, RI

LETTERS
Mar 03 2011
FAN REMEMBERS LONDON SHOW - ONE YEAR LATER
KOL LETTERS
One Year Ago! I WAS THERE! March 2nd, 2010 - London

It's hard to believe a year has past since the O2 Islington Academy show in London on March 2nd! 800 ecstatic KISS Army members all gathered together to worship at the 7 inch high platform feet of the God of Thunder, Starchild, a Spaceman & a Cat!

No matter how hard you try nothing can prepare you for a KISS show. When those four guys walk out onstage "dressed to kill" & the make-up on, it really is the most spectacular sight you'll EVER see! Islington was a once in a lifetime experience, a dream come true! I will never forget that night in London for as long as I live. We wanted the best & we got the best!

The sheer excitement of finally getting to see my real-life-superheroes in the flesh, nevermind the fact it was in such great intimate venue, up close & personal, as the song goes ... they really were "In Your Face"! No fireworks, no pyros, no spitting blood, no spitting flames, no flying, no screens. This was a real rock 'n' roll band playing real rock 'n' roll music. Confirming the fact that in their big kick ass stadium/arena shows the novelties are by no means a necessity.

My sister Lisa was lucky enough to find a Paul Stanley signature pick buried under two-feet of confetti at the end of the night & the legend that she is gave it to me! It is one of the most treasured items in my KISS collection! Probably the greatest night of my life. I'd like to thank Gene, Paul, Tommy & Eric for the amazing memory of that night in Islington, London. Good luck with the new album, I can't wait to hear it & I hope a visit to Ireland shortly follows!

Denver McCord

LETTERS
Mar 03 2011
TEACHER OF THE YEAR LOVES
KOL LETTERS
What happens when a devoted KISS fan is voted Teacher of the Year at her school? Her friends and co-workers pull out all the stops and decorate themselves in the height of KISS style!

When Rhonda Brady was chosen Teacher of the Year at Riverside Elementary School in Crestview, FL her friends immediately knew that they would rock and roll all night at the Teacher of the Year Banquet!

LETTERS
Mar 01 2011
INSPIRED NEW SONG
KISSONLINE.com
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!!

Check out this track, "KISS Tried To Kill Me," from the Black Spiders' 2011 album, "Sons Of The North."

Feb 28 2011
LATEST BIRTHDAY CAKE
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Hi KISS & the KISS Army,

I made this cake for my brother in-law's 30th birthday. He's a massive fan of yours! Everything is made out of icing on top of a huge chocolate rum mud guitar cake.

Thanks,
Heidi Huisman

LETTERS
Feb 28 2011
FAN PLUNGES FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS
WSAW.com
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

About 600 freezing fundraisers plunged into 34 degree water in only 14 degree weather to raise money for Wisconsin's Special Olympics. With warm hearts they braved the cold conditions. Plungers raised pledges as friends and family paid to see them endure a little pain.

Terry Wiersma, dressed as Gene Simmons, went to defend her polar plunge best costume title. Peel back her rock star facade and she's really playing with a passion for helping the athletes in Wisconsin's Special Olympics.

The plunge raised $106,000 for Wisconsin Special Olympics.

Feb 27 2011
MY SCHOOL ACCESSORIES
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Olá!!

My name is Sarah and I am from Brazil. This is my last year in the school before the university... I decided make my school materials, notebooks, backpack and other things, to personalize them with KISS! Everything KISS! You are the best ones!

A great hug for everybody!

Sarah Cartier

LETTERS
Feb 26 2011
MY GENE SIMMONS TATTOO
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Hello Gene,

I am a huge fan of yours and I really look up to you and all of your success. I am but just a hair stylist, but one day I hope to be doing hair for big stars like yourself, or even you!

I really just wanted to put a picture on here for you of one of my tattoos that I really want you to see. I am going to post it here and anywhere else I can until you get to see my art! It's not completely finished but it's still amazing!

I am also posting a picture of a friend and I dressed up for school when we had an "80's" day. We had the most out there and best costumes in the school! I love what you do and I want you to never stop! You inspire me to make the best of myself and to do anything I have to, to be successful.

With Love,
Manda

LETTERS
Feb 25 2011
MY HAND-MADE FIGURINES
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Hello Gene, Paul, Eric and Tommy,

I ’m a members of the Japanese KISS Army. I often look at photographs of KISS. I introduce the dolls of the KISS that I spent about 1 year to produce. Because it was a small thing, I had a very hard time, but when I was finished entirely, I was very happy! I hope you enjoy them.

Sorry for my broken English.
Keep On Rockin!

Ice Man

LETTERS
Feb 24 2011
METAL HAMMER POSTER SPECIAL
KISSONLINE.com
Here are the front and back covers of the new Metal Hammer Poster Express. The special issue contains eight huge KISS posters featuring images from the Hottest Show on Earth Tour.

Thanks to Javier Rueda & Fernando Martinez / KISS Army Spain for sending KISSOnline the images.
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