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Apr 13 2014
JOINS CARSON DALY FOR SELFIE CHAIN
Matt Murray

Yesterday's attempt at setting the record for "longest selfie chain" fell just short (ugh, rules), but on Friday morning Carson enlisted the help of some special friends to get it done right.

Newest Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees KISS joined Carson in the Orange Room for another try at the selfie chain, and they nailed it. Check out KISS and Carson's chain below.

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Apr 12 2014
"This night proves that the bullies and critics were mistaken," guitarist says



By Jason Newman

Tom Morello may be currently touring with new Hall of Fame inductees the E Street Band, but on Thursday night at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, the former Rage Against the Machine guitarist saluted the Kiss Army while inducting Kiss into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Given the dichotomy between Morello's left-leaning worldview and Gene Simmons' take-no-prisoners brand of capitalism, it was ostensibly an unlikely pairing. But Morello cast aside his political views to praise his "first guitar hero," Ace Frehley, though, perhaps because he couldn't help himself, he did manage to work in one "power to the people" plug.

"Tonight, we honor the fifth member of the band: the Kiss Army," he said of the band's loyal fanbase. "This night proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the bullies and critics were mistaken. Tonight this is the 'Rock and Roll all night, and Party Every Day' Hall of Fame."

As the guitarist told Rolling Stone before the ceremony, he first saw Kiss play when he was 12 and attended their shows religiously during his formative years. "I've known Gene and Paul for some time and I'm a huge fan of the band and have been an advocate — a noisy, fist-pounding advocate for years for Kiss to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame," said Morello. "One of the all-time great bands is being rightly enshrined.

"When those records were released, focus was shifted because it was a band in makeup or because it was band with explosions," added Morello. "But those are great anthemic songs with badass riffs. There's a reason why Kiss sold 100 million records around the world. There was no one spitting blood in your living room when you were listening to them. I was rocking out hard to them."
Apr 11 2014
HOTTER THAN HELL & FIREHOUSE FROM THE TONIGHT SHOW
Apr 11 2014
LEGENDARY ROCKERS ON TODAY SHOW

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Legendary rockers KISS made a big announcement on the plaza: They're looking to hire two veterans as roadies to work their 2014 Heroes Tour.

"People have to realize that the freedoms and the liberties that we enjoy here, we take for granted,'' lead singer Paul Stanley told Matt. “We owe them everything, so if we can hire a few of them, just to bring attention to the fact that we owe them everything.”
Apr 11 2014
PHOTO: GREETING FANS AT TODAY SHOW
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Apr 09 2014
CLASSIC ROCK'S COLLECTOR'S EDITION FOLIO
By Geoff Barton

Calling all members of the Kiss Army!

To celebrate 40 years since the debut of the first Kiss album, Classic Rock is releasing a Limited Edition Collector’s Folio containing four exclusive copies of Classic Rock issue No.196.

This limited deluxe edition features four issues of the magazine – one for each band member – with an exclusive Danny Clinch solo shot (suited and booted by John Varvatos) on the cover of each. The run is strictly limited to 2,500 copies.

As well as the epic 18-page celebration of the band’s 40th anniversary, each of the four issues comes with bespoke bonus content, plus a giant double-sided A1 poster from the forthcoming Kiss film by Alan G. Parker.

Each cover will include an exclusive, additional interview with the respective cover star – be it Paul, Gene, Eric or Tommy, the ultimate Kiss Buyer’s Guide and more.

As if that wasn’t enough, it’s all housed in a luxurious, foil-embossed hardback slipcase.

You can order this special limited edition here. Get ’em while they’re hotter than hell… When they’re gone, they’re gone!

Please note, this is a premium product and weighs over 2kg, therefore shipping has been included in the total cost.

Only available while stocks last. Please note all packages will be sent in a La Poste package. Shipping will commence from April 9.

The standard issue of Classic Rock issue No.196, with Kiss on the front cover, will be available on UK newsstands from March 26 – or you can pre-order here.
Apr 06 2014
LA ROCK 'N' ROLL IN HOME DEBUT!
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Apr 05 2014
SIGHTING: ROTTERDAM ZOO
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Check out the KISS Elephant being used in a promotional campaign for the Rotterdam Zoo.

Best,
Tom
Apr 04 2014
CASINO TABLE FELT
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Check out the great KISS table felt spotted at San Manuel Casino last night.

Thanks to Ron Buckley for the photo!
Apr 04 2014
CAPPUCINO!
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Apr 03 2014
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Apr 03 2014
VOTED #1 LIVE ACT OF 2013 IN BURRN! READERS' POLL
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
JAPAN LOVES KISS!

In the April Edition of the 2013 Readers' Poll of the Japanese Burrn Magazine, KISS scored Number One in the live performance section beating out Metallica at Number 2!

Best,
Keith Terrrier
Apr 03 2014
SIGHTING: JEEP IN TEXAS
KISS FAN FACEBOOK LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Spotted in a parking lot in Tyler, Texas!

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Apr 02 2014
by Richard Bienstock

Maybe it’s the makeup. Maybe it’s the merchandising. Maybe, at the end of the day, it’s just the music itself.

Whatever the source, it is safe to say that few bands have inspired as much fervent devotion—and also rabid derision—as the self-proclaimed “Hottest Band in the World,” Kiss.

But love them or hate them (and really, is there any area in between?), Kiss—and in particular its stalwart co-founders, visionaries and greatest proponents and protectors, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons—continue to not only exist but also scale greater heights.

Here we are in 2014, and the band, now roughly 10 lineups in with current guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer, are experiencing yet another renaissance.

Their most recent (and 20th) studio album, Monster, was an unusually strong effort, more energetic and enjoyable than should reasonably be expected from any band at this stage of its career. Meanwhile, on the live front, Kiss continue to push the limits of just how much of an over-the-top spectacle a rock and roll show can truly be (for evidence, check out videos of recent performances that feature their newly designed Spider stage).

But 2014 is also offering up another nice pair of victories for the band. This year marks Kiss’ 40th anniversary (their self-titled debut was released in February 1974), and in April, Stanley and Simmons, along with former, and now estranged, original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

To celebrate these dual milestones, Guitar World met separately with Stanley and Simmons at their Los Angeles homes to discuss just a few of the many triumphs and tribulations that led the band here.

Additionally, they were asked to examine the inner workings of their unique partnership as well as to offer a few candid thoughts on the many guitarists that have passed through Kiss’ ranks, from Frehley to Thayer and everyone in between. (As for the ones that almost made it? That list includes Eddie Van Halen…depending on who you ask.)
Apr 02 2014
LA ON COVER OF GAME CHANGER MAGAZINE
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