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Jan 14 2010
CUSTOM FOOTBALL HELMETS
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Hello KISS & the KISS Army!

Check out these great custom-painted KISS football helmets. I wanted a KISS collectible that no one else had. I love pro football and KISS so I thought these would be perfect. My fellow Kiss friend Brett Resler painted them for me.

Thanks,
Jeff Bailey
Portland, IN

LETTERS

Jan 13 2010
IS EVERYWHERE!
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Hi KISS!

I'm a long time fan. Bought my first Kiss record in 1976, and are still hanging in there. How's that grab ya?

Came across this picture on the front page of the Danish Hi-Fi magazine, and immediately thought that even a hardworking rockstar needs to take some time off, once in a while...

Enjoy!

Kim Erik Woidemann
Denmark, Scandinavia

LETTERS
Jan 09 2010
IS EVERYWHERE!
KISSONLINE
Check out this photo from Oxigeno 102.1 Radio's New Year's Celebration in Peru. The host of the party rocked in the New Year dressed in full Paul Stanley costume and Makeup!
Jan 09 2010
I WANT TO ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE!
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Hi KISS!

Here's a photo of my son and niece outside the Hard Rock Cafe in Niagara Falls, Ontario. They just couldn't resist doing their best Gene Simmons!

Rob Stewart

LETTERS
Jan 07 2010
KIDS, YOU ROCK!!!
Don't these KISS kids look great?....We think so!!!

KISS loves to see the next generation of the KISS Army...so keep the photos coming!
Jan 07 2010
IS EVERYWHERE!
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Dear KISS,

I had never been to an NCAA game and went to the Gator Bowl for New Years. I just had to go in KISS face in support of my WVU Mountaineers. Several people hugged me and had pics taken with me, even when I went out to eat after the game. It was great fun.

Happy New Year!!!

Scott Kimbler

LETTERS
Jan 06 2010
ARMY IN IRAQ
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Your Biggest Fans, USAF, AMMO, Balad, Iraq

Hey KISS!

Salutes from the AMMO Air Force troops at Spangdahlem Airbase,Germany. You came to visit us in early 2008, then we got to go see you guys in Luxembourg later that night. The most awesome freakin' concert ever. A little later that year, us AMMO troops were tasked to deploy to Balad, Iraq. To boost our morale a little at work, we decided to order face paint and paint our faces in honor of the "Greatest Band in the World."

We had a good time parading around the bomb dump in 130 degree heat and sand storms, showing off our artwork. Hope you enjoy the picture as much as we enjoyed taking it. Thanks again for still kicking ass for us younger generations. I grew up listening to you from my parents and still love to listen to you today. See you at Rock Am Ring later this year!

SrA Ryann Werner

LETTERS
Jan 05 2010
KISSONLINE
Latest installment of popular 'Trust Me, I'm a Dr' campaign features the entire KISS lineup

Dr Pepper, the oldest major soft drink in the U.S., is teaming up with legendary rockers KISS as a first-time advertiser during Super Bowl XLIV. The ad will air in the second quarter of the big game and feature Gene Simmons returning as "Dr. Love" in the next evolution of the brand's "Trust Me, I'm a Dr" campaign. Paul Stanley and the entire KISS lineup will join Simmons to describe Dr Pepper Cherry's uniquely smooth taste - achieved with a "kiss" of cherry flavor.

"Being a part of the big game gives us access to nearly 100 million viewers. We're taking this opportunity to reach as many fans as possible to promote our innovative Dr Pepper Cherry flavor and celebrate our 125th Anniversary. This is just the right ad at just the right time," said Tony Jacobs, vice president of marketing for Dr Pepper.
Jan 05 2010
IS EVERYWHERE!
KISSONLINE
This political cartoon featuring President Alan Garcia of Peru in full KISS make-up appeared in the January 1st edition of the Peruvian newspaper, TROME.

Thanks to Nick Diaz for sending KISSonline the image.
Jan 04 2010
MY PAUL STANLEY CARICATURE
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Hi KISS!

I love you guys! I saw you back in October at MSG and of course you were awesome! I'm an art student in NY and I drew a caricature of Paul Stanley and his "Love Gun", and I thought I would share it with you.

Keep kickin butt,

Jessica Goldfisher

LETTERS
Jan 01 2010
IS EVERYWHERE!
KISSONLINE
KISS ON COVER OF HEAVY ROCK MAGAZINE

Gene Simmons is featured on the cover of the latest issue of the Spanish magazine HEAVY ROCK.

Thanks to Javier Rueda for sending KISSonline the image!
Dec 31 2009
ROCK IN NEW YEAR WITH
GIBSON.COM
Gibson Guitars recently compiled a list of the best songs to ring in the new year with... and one of them is a KISS classic!

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Rockin' Songs To Ring In The New Year!

By Russell Hall

The countdown is on, party plans are in place, and champagne corks will soon be popping around the world. While most partygoers will be swaying to the strains of "Auld Lang Syne," we thought it would be fun to compile a list of rock songs appropriate for ringing in the New Year... as we say goodbye to 2009, hello to 2010.

"Rock and Roll All Nite" - Kiss (1975)

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley deliberately set out to compose an anthem when they began writing this signature Kiss song, which first appeared on the band's Dressed to Kill album. Stanley first penned the chorus and the melody, and afterwards Simmons wrote the verses.
Dec 31 2009
STILL EPIC ON STAGE
ISHOOTSHOWS.COM
By Todd Owyoung

As a music photographer, every gig presents a new challenge and an opportunity to make great images, but as 2009 comes to a close, it's time to look back at some of the best tours, festivals, and events of the year.

In 2009, I photographed 73 concerts and events, and the year was packed with a ton of great tours. These are my picks for the top ten best gigs to photograph in 2009.

KISS:

When photogenic bands come to mind, I think music shooters have to think of KISS, and this fact was only cemented by the Alive/35 tour this year. Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, though they may be pushing 60, were still epic on stage and it was a pure adrenaline rush photographing this show. Non-stop posing and mugging by the band along with arena-blinding white lights made this a sure bet of an assignment - like shooting fish in a barrel.
Dec 31 2009
TURKEY IN DISGUISE
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Hi KISS!

Thought I would share this picture with you. My six year old niece, Hunter Hurowitz, made this for me. It was a school project where they started with a picture of a holiday turkey and each kid in the class had to come up with a disguise to hide the turkey. Suffice it to say there were no others like it in her class!

Thanks,
Dave Cohen

LETTERS
Dec 30 2009
WAS SPECTACLE OF THE YEAR!
KISSONLINE
"El Comercio" Newspaper featured KISS' 2009 Lima show in a year end wrap up of major events in Peru.

Pictured is the cover of the newspaper and below is the translated text of the story:

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PARTY. KISS was the Spectacle of the Year

By Rafael Valdizan

The sky lit up with bursts of fireworks, sealing a night of partying. It was April 14th, but it smelled like a New Year's Eve celebration.

In a way, the spectacular presentation of KISS symbolized the year - a climax, a brooch of gold. It was an unprecendented year for Peru. 2009 was a hinge, a breaking point, a before and after: for the first time, Lima climbed to the heights of being an additional capital of music in South America. No more did we look with envy to Buenos Aires, Santiago or the various cities in Brazil where A-1 bands often land.

Kiss at the Estadio Nacional still nests in the collective memory of the lucky ones who witnessed the unique visual display of pyrotechnics accompanying the ever-rocking quartet's rock-and-roll, a soundtrack that has delighted generations of listeners.

Simple songs of verse-chorus have penetrated the masses -- the brains of millions of fans around the world. And these songs have remained fixtures for parties and nights of revelry.

KISS symbolizes the great celebration of the year.

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Thanks to Nick Diaz for sending KISSonline this news!
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