KISS Kulture

Jul 03 2011
SETS RECORD IN FORT MCMURRAY
KISSONLINE.com
Here's KISS with the record-setting crowd in Fort McMurray last night.

Photo by Dean Snowden for KOL
Jul 03 2011
SWEDEN ES SEATTLE
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Last year I hosted a band from Sweden through the Seattle Swedish club. The director didn't know if they were a punk industrial band or a marching band. I didn't care. I love music. I often host musicians. I love people and I love meeting world travelers and showing them my fantastic city. I didn't even know if they were going to be men or women. Turned out to be 4 guys in their early 30's from Goteburg. I am a single gal, late 40's. They were a clean-cut, acoustic folk band and super groovy guys. We knew we had our Viking heritage in common and we weren't sure what else.

Within moments of their arrival, it turned out, we had both recently been to KISS concerts, from our different places across the world. We were different ages, different genders and lived clear across the globe, but we had all been KISS'ed. When we arrived at my house, from their airport pick up, we went straight to the stereo, put on some old vinyl, (on the record player, not our bodies!) and cranked up KISS. Language barriers and age differences made way for the commonality of KISS. From my albums, we headed to youtube and computer photos, and then they showed me KISS shreds. I had never seen a 'shred' before and we laughed with the utmost respectful devotion to our pagan gods of rock!

KISS created the connection for strangers through their music. The boys spent four days of their US tour with me and they are forever my buddies and brothers, bonded at the start, by the songs and band that we both love. KISS created that for us, beyond music to the mere humanity of connection and friendship. Thanks KISS, your impact can be more than you imagine. Your affect can be big and brash, loud and bright, or simply subtle and sweet when strangers meet. Sweden KISS'ed Seattle and we all loved our KISS music, concerts and crazy shreds!

ThanKs for that Konnection, KISS!

Kitten
Jul 02 2011
SELLS OUT IN RECORD TIME
FORT MCMURRAY TODAY
While tickets to KISS — the most anticipated summer concert in Fort McMurray — were sold out in record time, those quick enough to buy them are now selling them at more than double for profit.

MacDonald Island Park announced Friday that tickets were sold out in just under 25 minutes, 30 minutes quicker than last year's Northern Classic.

VIP tickets cost $250 and general tickets cost $99. A total 9,000 tickets were sold.

Meanwhile, on sites like Kijiji, tickets are being sold at double the price ranging from $250 to $500.

One seller is putting up $500 for a premium seat, row 8 for a VIP ticket.

Another seller had 16 tickets, selling 12 in just one day at $250 each.

Scalping may not come as a surprise as Fort McMurray is KISS's only stop in Alberta.
Jul 02 2011
HELLO KITTY TATTOO
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Thanks to Nick Xenos for sending KISSOnline this picture of his girlfriend and her Hello Kitty KISS Tattoo.

LETTERS
Jul 02 2011
BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!
KISSONLINE.com
Today was my birthday. My daughter who is 10, made this card just for me. Needless to say, it was the best ever!!!!

John H

LETTERS
Jul 01 2011
JONAH VISITS HIS FRIEND ERIC
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Friday I got to go to Spokane to visit my friend Eric Singer. I was really happy because I didn’t see Eric for a real long time! We went to the big arena place and waited for Eric. Then some nice guy came and said hi, it was Eric, but I didn’t recognize him because he had a pony tail. I asked Daddy if this was Eric, he said YES. Eric took us to the concert stage and me and Eric went to see his drums. They are very cool. Then me and my mom and dad sat on the chairs and there was a lot of noise coming from the speakers. Then we got to watch KISS sing some songs at the sound check. I really like the sound check, its soo cool. Then when KISS was done the sound check, I got to go play Eric’s drums while he had to go get his KISS suit on. This nice guy was there, his name is Paul and he is Eric’s drum tech guy. He was a nice guy. Then we went to this other place where there was some drinks and some really good cakes and muffins. We waited for Eric, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Gene Simmons to come for pictures. They are my friends and I got a nice picture with them. We had to go to our seats after that. The concert was really cool. I liked it a lot. There was lots of snow when KISS sang Party Everyday (Rock n Roll All Night) and that was the coolest, and some good explosions and the fire was really HOT. It was soo awesome! I had a really good time and I hope I get to go visit Eric again soon and go to the sound check and concert cause it was so awesome.

From Jonah Rocks (typed by Mom)

www.jonahrocks.com




Jul 01 2011
CUPCAKES IN DAWSON CREEK
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Check out these fantastic KISS cupcakes from the band's catering last night.

Thanks to drummer extraordinaire and recently, KOL roving reporter, Eric Singer for snapping the photo.
Jul 01 2011
SCHOOL WALL GET'S ED!
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Hey KISS!

Thanks for having such a great show today in Abbotsford. Can't wait to see you guys again! I lost my voice and sprained my neck because I was singing my heart out and I was mastering the art of headbanging. To thank you guys, I decided to paint a group picture of you guys on my school wall above the lockers, which will be there forever. PS: I love you. Thank you for signing my record. I'm sad that I couldn't meet you guys in person, but I promise that you'll see me again as an artist of some kind.

Much love and KISSES,
Jessica

LETTERS
Jun 30 2011
PRINCE GEORGE GETS ED
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Here are a few photos Eric Singer took yesterday on the way to the venue in Prince George! The photo on the left is Mr. PG, the mascot of Prince George, Canada appearing as Gene Simmons! The photo on the right is the CN Centre sign featuring the KISS logo.

Jun 30 2011
PRINCE GEORGE ARMY, YOU LOOK GREAT!
PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN
KISS lived up to its reputation on Wednesday at CN Centre, pleasing fans with a visual extravaganza, playing songs like Do You Love Me, Rock and Roll All Night, and Beth.

CLICK HERE to browse the Prince George Citizen's KISS gallery.






Jun 30 2011
FAN'S TATTOOS
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Check out this fan's awesome KISS tattoos spotted at the band meet-and-greet in Kamloops!

Photos by Dean Snowden.
Jun 29 2011
ARMY ABBOTSFORD, YOU LOOK GREAT!
ABBOTSFORD TIMES
PHOTO SPECIAL: KISS rocks Abbotsford inside the AESC

Photograph by: Darren McDonald, Times

Legendary rock group KISS pulled no punches inside Abbotsford’s AESC Monday, June 27, 2011. Blazing their way through a full catalogue of songs and shouting “Abbotsford, are you ready to rock?!” throughout the night, the band — Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer – put on a truly spectacular show that left the large crowd with wide smiles and ringing ears.

CLICK HERE to view the Abbotsford Times KISS Photo Gallery



Jun 29 2011
THE DEMON HELPS RAISE MONEY FOR CHARITY
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Dale "The Demon" Torborg made a rare appearance this past Saturday for The Monsters 104.1 Celebrity Charity Bowling event in Orlando Florida. The event raises money for breast cancer awareness for the non profit organization Rock Pink (rockpink.com). The event raised $60,000!

Once again, The Demon was one of the highest bid on celebrities for the event. This year, KISS really was everywhere. Two of the Monsters in the Morning, Tiffany and Daniel, (pictured) wore KISS boots donated to the event by kissarmywarehouse.com to bowl in. The boots were a huge hit and will be auctioned off at a later date. Most of the women at the tournament wanted to try them on. Local newscaster for WESH 2 Orlando news, Martha Sugalski is pictured wearing Gene's Destroyer boots.

The Monster's head DJ Russ Rollins,(pictured) a huge KISS fan who recently bought one of Paul's paintings, stated, "KISS has always been great with their charity work, and I can't thank them enough for always helping others!"
Jun 29 2011
KISS IN PRINCE GEORGE TONIGHT

Christine HINZMANN-SKOREPA
Citizen staff

Tongues are wagging, heads are banging and the boys are trying on their platform boots in anticipation of the KISS concert June 29 at CN Centre.

Kyle Sampson is a mega-fan who will be going on a KISS concert mini tour of his own as the band makes stops in Kamloops, Abbotsford, Prince George and Dawson Creek.

Sampson was the guy that set up a Bring KISS to Prince George Facebook page with more than 5,000 members in 2009. Through online voting KISS set up a contest to see which town would get a concert. Prince George ranked 11 out of more than 10,000 cities.

Close but no cigar.

That didn't kill Sampson's sizzling enthusiasm for the band ranked No. 10 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock, ninth on The Greatest Metal Bands list by MTV, No. 1 on Hit Paraders's Top 100 Live Bands, 56 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists Of All Time and second on Digital Dream Door's Best Hair Metal Bands.

He just got more determined to get KISS to Prince George.
Jun 28 2011
RAISES THE ROOF IN ABBOTSFORD
ABBOTSFORD NEWS
By Ashley Wray - Abbotsford News

Abbotsford is officially a "rock city."

KISS singer and guitarist Paul Stanley declared the title at Monday night's concert at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre before the band played its famous song, Detroit Rock City.

It was one of the many hits performed by the famous rock group, also consisting of Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer.

After a performance by five-piece rock band Bad City, KISS took to the stage dressed head to toe in their famous flamboyant outfits, face paint and platform shoes.

They weren't the only ones in paint.

The KISS Army turned out in full force to watch the rockers relive their classics and share their most recent tunes from the album Sonic Boom.

The audience was on its feet most of the night, dancing in the aisles, strumming on air guitars and fist pumping to the beat.

An encore saw the band return for a few more tunes, ending with Rock and Roll all Nite as confetti fell from the ceiling and fire, smoke and flashing lights engulfed the stage.

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