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Dec 12 2010
"CRAZY, CRAZY NIGHTS" ON X FACTOR FINALE
X FACTOR
On the finale of Norway's "X Factor," Atle Pettersen reworked a classic KISS song that's familiar to any KISS fan... "Crazy, Crazy Nights!"

Dec 12 2010
IO9.COM
KISS vs. Doctor Doom is the best and/or worst comic you'll read today

By Cyriaque Lamar

In 1977, famed make-up rockers KISS teamed up with Marvel Comics to produce KISS, the only comic book in history to feature Paul Stanley psychoanalyzing Dr. Doom. Also, the comic was printed in the band's blood. Literacy, ahoy!

Remember the arpeggios of excitement that zipped up your spine the first time you read Watchmen? Chances are you won't experience that sensation when you peruse 1977's KISS #1. Sure, if you're a card-carrying member of the KISS army (like Condoleezza Rice), you'll probably get an acute case of Jerusalem Syndrome, but if you only know the chorus to "Rock and Roll All Nite," you'll feel like you freebased a bag of confectionary sugar. Why? The comic is perhaps one of the most overweeningly sincere superhero origin stories you'll ever read.

The band does not build a golem made of greased groupies, and nobody has sex with a radioactive spider. No love guns are fired, and Gene Simmons' primary character arc is complaining about how his dad wants him to become an accountant. The comic's willingness to treat the band as clean-cut superheroes is so profoundly not rock-and-roll that - when juxtaposed next to modern comics' laughable attempts to be rock-and-roll - the comic becomes rock-and-roll. Rock and roll is inherently iconoclastic, and by eschewing any semblance or claims to rock, the comic is rock and roll.
Dec 11 2010
SIGHTING AT LAS VEGAS MARATHON
KOL LETTERS
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

At the Las Vegas Marathon last weekend several teams of cheerleaders from local schools were on the course to cheer on the runners. This team had a KISS theme and stood out very well from the other cheerleaders!

Karl Leitz

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Dec 11 2010
"MERRY MAS" IN WICHITA
KOL LETTERS
Hi KISS! My friend Andrew and I are both huge fans, and recently saw you on the Alive 35 tour in Kansas City! This Christmas we decided to spice up the sign outside of our Animal Hospital in Wichita!

Rock on!
Kyle and Andrew

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Dec 09 2010
MAS IS IN THE AIR...
KOL LETTERS
It's beginning to look a lot like KISSmas from the reader mail KISSonline is receiving!

Andy Jones shared a great photo of the KISSmas cookies his girlfriend baked for him, and Jeff Cox sent a photo of the amazing KISSmas stocking that his wife, Melisa, made.

Thanks for sending the photos to KISSonline!

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Dec 09 2010
MR. POTATO HEADS IN THE NEWS
L.A. WEEKLY
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Have you seen KISS, now available in potato form? And by "now" I mean as of last year. Sold individually or as a set, the KISS Mr. Potato Head spuds include The Demon, The Spaceman, The Catman and The Starchild.
Dec 08 2010
IRON-ONS SPOTTED AT MICHAELS
KOL FAN LETTER
KISS Army member Penny W. spotted these great KISS iron-on transfers at Michaels and snapped a picture, adding "I see some really cute babydoll T's in the future with these!"

Thanks for sending the photo to KISSonline!

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Dec 07 2010
VETERAN HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Dear KISS,

Thank you for making the 18th Annual Veteran Holiday Celebration such a success. We, the KISS Army Vixens, would like to personally thank Eric Singer, Ramsey Sharriff of Live Nation, Keith Leroux, KISS, and Spike.

The VHC is an all volunteer and donation based holiday celebration to honor our American soldiers. The KISS Army Vixens volunteered to work at the event and KISS graciously donated merchandise that brought smiles to many of the vets faces. The one and only Eric Singer worked tirelessly to ensure that we received the merchandise in time for the event. We were honored to have our own "KISS booth" at the party... and thousands of veterans stopped by to take pictures and share their KISS-stories with us.
Dec 07 2010
BARCELONA FAN CREATES SLOT CAR
KOL LETTERS
KISS Army member Daniel Tabares sent photos of his friend's KISS-themed slot car! They're both big fans and attended the Barcelona KISS concert together earlier this year.

Thanks for sending the photos to KISSonline!

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Dec 06 2010
IS EVERYWHERE!
KOL LETTERS
KISS is spotted in the most unusual places!

Fans Lynne and Caleigha both wrote to say that a car wash in their hometown constantly displays "Gene Simmons For President 2012" on its marquee. Caleghia writes, "I almost wrecked when I saw it. Southeast Georgia loves KISS!"

Thanks to Lynne and Caleghia for sending photos and stories to KISSonline!

LETTERS
Dec 06 2010
FAN EVENT IN GREECE
TRIBUTE NIGHT TO KISS
KISS fans in Athens, Greece are holding a Tribute Night to KISS on December 16th, 2010! Tribute band SSIK is scheduled to perform, and KISS-related prizes will be given away.

The event will take place at Athens' popular rock nightclub, Revenge of Rock, 34 Aleksadras Avenue, Athens. Doors open at 11:00pm.

For more information, visit Revenge of Rock on Facebook.
Dec 05 2010
FANS' BIRTHDAY CAKES
KOL LETTERS
KISS fans Keith Koch of Minnesota and Alejandro of Argentina recently shared photos of their 40th birthday cakes! Keith enjoyed a Paul Stanley cake, while Alejandro's birthday rocked with a Gene Axe Bass cake.

Thanks for sending the photos to KISSonline!

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Dec 04 2010
TWO FANS' NEW TATTOOS
KOL LETTERS
Here are photos of two great new KISS tattoos sent in by members of the KISS Army!

Thank you to fans Paul of Perth, Australia and Jamie Sapp for sending the photos to KISSonline.

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Dec 02 2010
DELMARVANOW.com
BAND ROCKS OUT A TRIBUTE TO KISS

By Brian Shane

Jon bought his first KISS record at age six. Doug first picked up a guitar because of Ace Frehley's licks. Roger was a devotee of KISS comics as a kid, and Skip's seen them live 23 times.

"We're probably the four biggest KISS fans that live in this area," said Skip Dixxon, an Ocean Pines resident and founder of Rock Bottom, a KISS tribute band. "Everybody lives and breathes it."

And now, on the strength a killer set played recently at Dover Downs, Rock Bottom just signed with a national promoter. It could give them the opportunity to take their homage to their rock 'n' roll heroes on a potential worldwide tour -- if they're willing to quit their day jobs.

"That is a decision we have to make very soon," said guitarist Jon Joines. "The opportunities to play overseas and out at bigger venues is very exciting for all four of
Dec 01 2010
LIMITED EDITION MEMORIAL PRODUCT
KISSONLINE
ETERNAL IMAGE SIGNS LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH LEGENDARY ROCK BAND KISS

Agreement Covers a Wide Range of Limited Edition Memorial Product

Eternal Image, Inc.(OTCBB:ETNL), a public company engaged in the design, manufacturing and marketing of officially licensed memorial products such as caskets, urns, monuments and vaults, today announced it has executed an agreement to design, manufacture and market a limited edition line of official KISS branded memorial products. The line will include caskets, cremation urns, bronze memorials, memorial prayer cards, registry books, memorial candles, and pet cremation urns - all designed after the famous rock band's iconic images. This license is worldwide in scope and has an initial term of two years.

"While our contract with KISS is basically a private label arrangement, it also allows Eternal Image to sell some of these products through our normal funeral home and distributor channels," said Nick Popravsky, VP Sales and Distribution for the Company. "These unique products are geared specifically for KISS fans worldwide to purchase directly from the band via their mega website KISSonline.com which receives over a million hits each month."
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