KISS Kulture

Mar 27 2010
ON COVER OF CLASSIC ROCK
CLASSIC ROCK
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Paul Stanley is featured on the cover of the May Issue of Classic Rock Magazine.
Mar 25 2010
IS EVERYWHERE - COW IN PARADE
BUNBURY MAIL
GLAM ROCK COW JOINS THE PARADE

By Jay Margo

Ferguson Valley artist Joyce Hatchett has given her latest creation a real rock n roll flavor.

As one of the 80 artists commissioned to be part of the Cow parade in Margaret River, Mrs. Hatchett unleashed her inner rock star to create an eye catching KISS cow, complete with make-up and body armor, that bass player Gene $immons would be proud of.

Titled 'Moose Mania-KISS Cow', Mrs. Hatchett said she had an absolute ball designing and creating the heavy metal bovine with some help from her husband to put on the finishing touches.

"My husband was enlisted to do the labor of love stuff like cutting the metal (donated by Grenville Hall of Allfab Engineering) and bolting all the bits onto the cow," Mrs. Hatchett said.

"He (Douglas) used to say one artist in the family was enough however, he appears to have changed his mind of late."

Mrs. Hatchett said it was great working with nuts, bolts, metal and many other bits and pieces which sparked an inspiring new type of art for her to work on.

"I am grateful to Radio West for commissioning me to complete this rather unusual piece of art," she said.

"The huge bonus is that this bovine amongst others will be auctioned off for charity which I think is just fabulous."

Joyce Hatchett's KISS cow will be on display at the Art GEO complex in Busselton's main street for the duration of the Cow Parade Festival.

More than 300,000 visitors are expected to see the cows during the three-month duration event.
Mar 24 2010
SWEDISH IDOL WINNER'S KONNECTION
KISSONLINE
22 year old Swedish Idol winner Erik Gronwall's new album is coming out in Sweden on June 2 and features a song written by Paul Stanley! You may remember Erik performed "Shout It Out Loud" during the last year's Idol season. Joey Tempest (Europe) and Andreas Carlsson (who co-wrote songs with Paul on his LIVE TO WIN album) also wrote songs for the album. Titled Somewhere Between A Rock And A Hard Place, the album will be proceeded by the single "Crash And Burn" in April.



Below is a message from KISS to Erik during last year's "Idol" finals.



Erik performs KISS's "Shout it Out Loud" on Swedish Idol before a sold-out Malmoe Arena of 12,000!


Mar 23 2010
GENE SIMMONS ON LOPEZ TONIGHT
LOPEZ TONIGHT
Here's a clip of Gene's Monday night appearance on Lopez Tonight. George wants KISS in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

Mar 23 2010
ARMY ROCKS INDY FAN EXPO!
KISSONLINE

Drummer extraordinaire Eric Singer packed the house at the 2010 Indianapolis KISS Expo on Sunday, March 21. Over 700 energetic KISS fans swarmed the Ramada Inn East to come out and see the KISS drummer who is on a short break before the rock icons return overseas for the Sonic Boom Over Europe tour. Eric signed autographs nonstop for eight hours. It was so busy that he could not even leave the KISSonline booth for a Q&A session, instead answering questions directly from the booth as expo staff roamed the crowd with a mic!


An all-kids KISS tribute band, "KIDS," warmed up the enthusiastic crowd with a short setlist. The band members are all between the ages of 11 and 14 and they definitely kicked off the day with a bang! KIDS closed with a fast-paced "Modern Day Delilah" and then handed out DVDs of some of their previous concerts.


During our KISSonline video presentation, we surprised guest of honor Christopher "Critter" Smith by showing the crowd a clip of Critter meeting KISS last year in Milwaukee!


Later in the day, fan-favorite KISS tribute band MR. SPEED rocked the ballroom with a great set, which included "All For The Glory", "When Lightning Strikes" and "Say Yeah!".


It was a special day for everyone involved. Numerous fans commented that this was their first convention, and that the expo was everything they hoped it would be and more.


Another great day celebrating the greatest band in the world with the greatest fans ever!


Thanks to Rich Kosak, Bill Starkey and Karen Menyhart for taking these photos for KISSonline!

Mar 23 2010
FANS SHOW LOVE FOR CRITTER!
KISSONLINE
The generosity of KISS fans and the bond that fans share with each other is well documented, and at the INDY KISS Fan Expo, not only the fans, but the band too, along with Cort Guitars and artist Michael Doret showed love towards Chris "Critter" Smith -- a young KISS fan suffering from cancer. The band donated a 2-ticket Meet & Greet package to an upcoming KISS show, Cort donated a Gene Simmons Axe Bass, and Michael Doret donated a limited edition autographed Sonic Boom lithograph for a special raffle to benefit Critter.

The raffle winners were chosen at 5:30 on the expo stage by Eric and Critter. Eric pulled his own ticket and won the SONIC BOOM signed litho, promptly giving it to Critter as the crowd clapped and cheered. Eric then selected the next winner and the Gene Simmons bass went to Lonnie Weishaar . Critter selected the final winning ticket and Rich Kozak from Mr. Speed won. But Rich graciously asked that we choose another winner since he had met the band previously and wanted someone else to have the experience. Critter then drew another ticket and the Meet & Greet package went to Rick Starosto.

With the help of the KISS Army, we were able to present over $2000 to Critter's family!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the KISSonline booth to support this great cause and make Critter feel so special.

KISS Fans are the greatest!


Thanks to Bill Starkey for taking these photos for KISSonline!
Mar 22 2010
DANCE TEAM
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Dear KISS,

I would like to let you know that my dance studio is performing to a mix of your amazing songs entitled 'Party Everyday.' We have five boys in our dance studio and thought this would be a great idea for our big production number. Since KISS only has four members, we took our youngest male dancer and made him 'mini' Gene Simmons. I am Ace Frehley, the space man.

We are competing in the nationals in July!

Sincerely,

Matthew Palumbo and all of us at Stella's Dancers' Studio.

Photo by Tony Schreiber

LETTERS
Mar 22 2010
KIDS TRIBUTE BAND AT INDY FAN EXPO
KISSONLINE
Check out this clip of KISS Tribute Band 'KIDS' performing "Modern Day Deliliah" at yesterday's Indianapolis KISS Fan Expo.

Thanks to James Wallace Jr for sending the clip to KISSonline. KISSonline will have a full report on Fan Expo tonight.

Mar 22 2010
COLLEGE 101
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

KISS,

I'm a Speech instructor at my local college. I often use KISS as an example in my lesson plans. My class has watched several KISS press conferences and parts of a concert to illustrate the public speaking skills of celebrities. KISS has been such an inspiration throughout my life, there's no way not to include them. Thanks for all the life lessons and for keeping the magic alive all these years.

Bill France Logan, WV

LETTERS
Mar 21 2010
IS EVERYWHERE!
KISSONLINE
CELEBRITY CHEF LIST KISS AS A CULINARY INFLUENCE

by Greg Morabito

In the April issue of Guitar Aficionado, celebrity chef and bestselling author Rocco Dispirito reveals that he got into the restaurant business because he wanted money to build his record collection. Says Dispirito:

"As a child growing up in the Seventies, I was big time into Kiss. Their album 'Love Gun' came out when I was around 11 years old, and I had to have it. I asked my Mom for the money to buy it, and she said to me (in thick Italian accent) "You want the money? You go get a job." I didn't even know I could get a job at that age."

But get a job he did - one that taught him how to win over the public with the quick flash of a smile:

"I made 50 cents an hour and fell in love with the business. The idea that, just by cutting a slice of pizza, pouring a fountain soda, smiling a little, I could make someone's day a little better, totally hooked me."

Thanks to Ron Buckley for sending to KISSonline.
Mar 18 2010
OVER 1 MILLION VIEWS FOR COMMERCIAL!
KISSONLINE
The new KISS / Dr Pepper Cherry commercial was already viewed over 1 million times on the Dr Pepper YouTube video channel!

Dr Pepper Cherry and Dr Love re-unite to show the world just how smooth a Little Kiss of cherry is. Trust me, I'm a Dr.


Mar 17 2010
LATEST TATTOOS
KISSONLINE
Check out these great KISS tattoos! Thanks to the KISS Army for sharing them with the band. Please keep sending KISSonline your KISS tattoos, artwork, photos and stories.
Mar 17 2010
SHORTLIST
The KISS hellrasier lists his all-time animated favourites

1. Max Fleischer's Superman

These original animations by Max Fleischer were like little movies and so realistically drawn. Seeing them as a kid, my jaw would drop. Like Fleischer, other major cartoonists like Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Bob Kane who did Batman, were almost always exclusively Jewish and created these kinds of superheroes with secret identities. The secret is that Superman is really Jewish.

2. Michigan J Frog

He first appeared in a fifties Warner Bros short (One Froggy Evening). A construction worker finds a century old suitcase in a building's cornerstone and out comes this frog bursting into song with top hat and cane. With dollar signs in his eyes the man puts him in front of an audience but the frog doesn't sing and he loses all his money. So the frog's put back into the suitcase and the situation repeats itself in the 21st century. It shows the greed in man.
Mar 15 2010
ARMY, YOU LOOK GREAT!
KISSONLINE
Check out these great photos of the KISS Army. Please keep the photos and letters coming to KISSonline..the band loves seeing them!
Mar 15 2010
IS EVERYWHERE!
KISSONLINE
ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE FEATURED IN CARTOON STRIP

The nationally syndicated cartoon strip "Dog Eat Doug" by Brian Anderson featured the Rock N' Roll National Anthem in Saturday, March 13th's strip.

Thanks to Chris James for sending the image to KISSonline!

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