Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Subject: Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
From: David T. on 06/21/2007
When I was six years old, or so, my cousin brought his \'Rock And Roll Over\' album to my parents\' house while visiting us over Christmas. We sat in my parents\' bedroom floor, in front of my mom\'s record player, for almost the entire 3 or 4 days he was there. Wow, did my life change that first day!!! And you guys have been a part of it ever since. I\'m 37 now, and KISS is still my favorite band. Always has been. I had a chance to go to my first concert (the LOVE GUN tour) when I was about 8, but my parents decided I was too young for that experience. Finally, years later, it happened: I saw the CRAZY NIGHTS tour in Tusla, OK. Not only did I manage to get pretty close to front/center of the stage, but during Eric Carr\'s drum solo (amazing!), I had one of the most memorable moments of my entire life. Dripping with sweat, short of breath, exhausted, I went to the side walkway to catch my breath for a minute. This older guy next to me taps me on the shoulder (he looked like my uncle) points, and says, \"Hey, isn\'t that Paul Stanley over there?\" He\'s pointing to the right side of the stage, behind a small barrier, about 20 or 30 feet away. Sure enough, Paul is standing there, drinking a cup of water or something. I take off at a dead run, stick my hand forward, and run smack into this HUGE security-guy\'s tree-trunk of an arm. I\'m 5 feet from Paul Stanley - almost close enough to shake hands with him (my life-long dream), and instead, I\'m going to die! I don\'t even look at the security guy, I just stare at Paul. He looks back, right in my eyes, then yells at the MAMMOTH beside me, \"Hey, it\'s all right!\" I must have looked like the biggest grease-ball you\'ve ever seen; covered in sweat, long blonde hair stuck to my pimply face and my neck, and Paul just steps closer, smiles, and reaches out to shake my hand! OHMYGOD!!!!!!!!! So I yell, \"Thanks Paul!\", shake his hand, and grin stupidly for the next several months or so! But, you know what? That\'s exactly the kind of thing that makes KISS so special to me. And to the rest of the KISS ARMY. Little moments like that one show alot about a person, or a band. Just like that moment, throughout my entire life, KISS has never let me down. Through deaths, divorces, and anything else life throws at us, we all know: we always have KISS. I just wanted to take this chance to say to you, Paul, THANK YOU. That stupid little moment, when I was 17 or 18, made my life! Just to know that you were willing to take the time - to do that little extra for a fan - meant so much to me. And it told me that the man I\'ve idolized for so many years, was worth every second I spent, wishing I could be more like him. Years later, I\'m happy to say, I got to see KISS twice on the FAREWELL TOUR (Memphis/Chicago), with the four original members. Needless to say, the best shows I\'ve ever seen, or ever will see. Plus, now I can forgive my parents for \'77! LOL I wish you guys all the best, in anything you choose to do. That\'s the least you deserve, for everything you\'ve given to all of us over the past 30-some years. Yours truly, David T., Missouri. P.S. Love the \'LIVE TO WIN\' album! Please don\'t let it be the last!
everyone KNOWS i\'m a HUGE FAN!
Subject: everyone KNOWS i\'m a HUGE KISS FAN!
From: Larry Smith on 06/21/2007
i remember where i was the very first time i heard KISS and i was hooked! and that was before i even knew about the make-up and stage show. i met Gene last year after being a fan for 30 years. i\'ll admit, it was like meeting a regular guy, but had he had the God of Thunder outfit on with make-up, i would\'ve been shaking in my shoes. i took off my shirt and tie to show him the KISS Army tattoo i got before the reunion tour when i didn\'t know if i\'d ever even see them again. i didn\'t want to take up too much of his time showing him the 4 faces were also tattooed on me earlier that year (2006). The KISS Army logo is etched on my car window, the faces are on my truck, my riding mower has a custom KISS motiff, my dirtbike has KISS on it, i have a KISS room in the house, one over the garage and KISS stuff all over the house...and a KISSROX license plate. I have over 55 tribute cd\'s and another 100+ KISS and KISS related cds. I absolutely love this band and I AM A GENERAL IN THIS ARMY!!! ROCK ON KISS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dreams come true!
Subject: Dreams come true!
From: Kevin Munt on 06/20/2007
HERE ARE SOME PICTURES OF ME AND MY WIFE,FROM 1978 AND OF TODAY.THATS RIGHT I SAID WIFE.IN 1978 SHE WAS JUST THE GIRL NEXT DOOR.SOMETIMES DREAMS DO COME TRUE. I\'ve been a Kiss Freak for over 30 years with over 25,000 dollars worth of Kiss stuff in my garage,all of which is on display. There was also an article done on me back in 1978 has the Son of Simmons in my local newspaper.The final line of that article was something to the effect,at least when I\'m 50 , I can say I did something different.Well in 2 years I\'m 50 and still collecting Kiss stuff. Hope you like the pictures. Kevin Munt aka Son of Simmons
New Ace Tattoo
Subject: New Ace Tattoo
From: Terri Roberts on 06/20/2007
Hi, Here are a few Pic\'s of the Ace Frehley Tattoo my husband got signed at the CoffeeHouse this past weekend..he just got it tattooed this am & it\'s still swollen..I sent you 5 pics to let you pic from I also sent the one of Ace Signing it..my husbands name is Bill Roberts and we are from Morgnaton NC Thanks Terri Roberts
COFFEEHOUSE 1ST ANNIVERSARY
Subject: COFFEEHOUSE 1ST ANNIVERSARY
From: John Upshaw Downs on 06/20/2007
Dear Kissonline, I just wanted to write a quick note thanking Kiss Coffeehouse owners Brian and Skip, Keith and the whole gang at Kissonline, and finally Ace! My family and I drove from Charleston, South Carolina to attend this event, and we were totally blown away by the kindness everyone showed us! I have said it before and I will say it again - Kiss fans are the greatest fans in the world!! We arrived at 4:30 pm to wait in the VIP line. During the wait, I spoke with Kiss fans I had never met from all over the country. Some were by themselves and others had brought their kids (the next generation of the Kiss Army). They were all as nice as could be. There was not a stranger in line! I saw many great items fans brought for Ace to sign. Everything from the backglass of the Kiss pinball machine to Paul Stanley\'s smashed guitar. At about 5:00 pm, Aces\' limo pulled up and Ace walked to the back door of the Kiss Coffeehouse saying hello and shaking fans hands in the VIP line. Wow! He looked great! At about 6:00 pm my crowd of 30 people went in. I was #76. As soon as we walked in the back door, there was Ace. I could hardly believe it! He was so nice and laid back. One by one fans walked up to him, shook his hand, talked to him while he was signing their memorabilia, and then got a picture with him. When my turn came, I walked up to him, shook his hand and told him how nervous I was. He said don\'t worry about it. I then pulled out my painting that Paul Stanley did of him in his make up called \"Shock Me.\" I could not believe it. He stood there for five or ten seconds looking at this, and then he said, \"Where did you get this?\" I said nervously, \" from Paul Stanley.\" He said, \"Wow! Where do you want me to sign this?\" I said, \"anywhere you want!\" He had been signing everything in black ink, but he pulled out a blue sharpie and signed his name at the bottom of the painting. I believe he used the blue sharpie because it went so well with the painting. It is absolutely beautiful! Then the management asked us to pose for a picture. I thanked him again, and said we are looking forward to his new album. He waived as I went out the door. Wow! What a gentleman! He was so kind and laid back. He looked great. I was so impressed with the way Ace took the time to speak with all the VIP fans. I hung around the Coffeehouse and watched Ace as he then greeted all the fans who had not gotten VIP passes, and had been waiting since early Saturday morning. He once again took the time to speak with each and every fan! I was so impressed with his kindness, and the way he treated his fans. We then hung around the Coffehouse and got some pictures of Mr. Speed with my family. Very nice people. Around eight, Mr. Speed took the stage and rocked the house. Around 10:00, we got our final surprise. Ace came out and played \"Shock Me\" with Mr. Speed. They blew the crowd away!!! Wow! What a day!!! One that I am sure that many Kiss fans will never forget. As I drove back to Charleston late that night with my family sleeping beside me, I thought about all the events that had taken place that day and smiled! My life long dream had come true. I got to meet and greet Ace Frehley of Kiss, and I was not disappointed. I have enclosed a picture of the painting Ace signed. It is proudly hanging on my wall at home. I hope you enjoy it. Keep up the great work! Rock On, John Upshaw Downs
Fan examination-project painting!
Subject: Fan examination-project painting!
From: The Queen Of The Night Time World on 06/18/2007 on 06/18/2007
Dear KISS Im an 18 year old KISS fan from Sweden who recently graduated from school where my major was art. Between the autumn of 2006 and spring of 2007, my class was supposed to do an examination project within our major, individually or in small groups. I choose to work by myself and decided to do a painting of my favourite band :) in acrylic on canvas. This is the finished painting that took me about 6 months to complete: (I got an A!) As you can see, I changed the faces on Mount Rushmore, I think it turned out cool :D Hope you like it
A new Demon Child
Subject: A new Demon Child
From: Dawn on 06/17/2007
I would like you to meet Harley. She is our newest demon child. Harley is 5 months old. She joins her older sisters Tiffany (9yrs) and Jacinda (8 yrs). She loves Kiss and spends lots of time listening with her sisters.
come back!!!!
Subject: come back!!!!
From: kiss on 06/17/2007
GODS OF THUNDER: first, my english is very bad, \'cause I\'m from the butt of the world: Argentina. this letter is only for tell you: PLEASE, COME BACK!!!!! you know how big is the crowd here, we love you and wait for you a long time. I whish you come to my country in your next tour. thanks for the greats times in 1999 and 1997, this shows... God, i don\'t have words to describe that. KISSes from Argentina. Alejandro pd: sorry if i wrote wrong :-)
Play in Sweden, Please.
Subject: Play in Sweden, Please.
From: Jasmine on 06/17/2007
Hi! I live in Sweden, Im borne 1993 and Ive been a fan to you since I was little and I really want to see you live! so please come to sweden so I and everybody in Sweden can see you! Then I hope that Ace is with you! I play drums in a band named smokeycerise, if you want to check it go to http://www.smokeycerise.se . on my sparetime I play Guitar, drums and bas. I really love you!
You guy\'s ROCK
Subject: You guy\'s ROCK
From: Ted Scarborough(J.B. Fields brother-in law) on 06/16/2007
This letter goes out to Gene,Paul since you guy\'s are the only original members that would remember my brother-in law J.B.Fields.He is the reason I got into your music.When I was about 12 years old I went with my sister Marlene to London Ontario so she could see J.B. and so I could get to see you guys Jam and meet you all.I will never forget that experience,that was also my first concert that I ever went to.I would love to meet you guys again someday.I tried along with my sister to get in backstage when you guys played Tiger Stadium but with security so tight and different people working for you now we were unable to get in.I also tried the following year thru the trucking company that J.B.was part owner and his partner pretty much was I will say a nicely a jerk.He could\'nt even help a bro with a few tickets after J.B.gave his life for that company.It would be great if you guy\'s could arrange for me to see you guy\'s again someday along with my sister she would love to see you guy\'s again too.Thanks Gene and Paul. Ted Macomb,Michigan
Tribute to the soldiers
Subject: Tribute to the soldiers
From: pigranni on 06/13/2007
Dear Kiss Members, I want to THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful tribute you guys gave to our soldiers. I have two nephews in the armed forces. One in the Navy (just finished his service) and one on his way back to Iraq for the third time. We pray for the safe return of all the troops every single day. I just cannot express the gratitude and respect for all of you. The soldiers have shown Americans how to be strong and it is our job to make sure we show them how much their sacrifice means. I am humbled by your outpouring of love and support for them. God Bless all of you and your families. I know they must be very proud of you too! Thanks, Connie (Temecula, California)
for the hand of the icelandic army
Subject: for the hand of the icelandic kiss army
From: KISS ARMY on 06/12/2007
dear kiss.. =/ i thougt that you had braked up =/ and when i saw that you are going to play in california... to me... i am very sad =/ becouse we on iceland.. we need you guys!! like me! i have bin a fan since 2003 becouse you were the first band i started to listen to and wow.. your music is great! i wasn't born 1973 or some... so i didn't see you 1986 on iceland.. i didn't know what happend when you came last time.. =/ but i mean.. =/ you guys have to coma back!!!!!!!!! we need you!! you are like gods.. you are the greatest band that have bin seen on the earth and you will allways be the best!!!! just pleace.. come to iceland in 2007 =/
Blessing
Subject: Blessing
From: Renee on 06/09/2007
Dear Kiss, I have never written a letter to a band before but I wanted to tell you that a very special family friend died of cancer this week and he was a huge Kiss fan. He took my son under his wing through some hard times during his teen years and helped him become a wonderful young man. Rob was an artist and always had your pictures around. He had some great pics of him dressed up on Halloween, his make-up was that of Mr. Simmons. Your music gave him great pleasure in life. I understand his wife played Kiss\' music while he was passing away. When a band as large as yours has such a following it seems that one individual is insignificant and you really can\'t follow much of your fan base. I want to tell you for Rob Rivet,from Belleville Il. you comforted him in life and through his death and for that, thank you.
You\'re the greatest band in the world.
Subject: You\'re the greatest band in the world.
From: Chris Ensor on 06/09/2007
My name is Chris, I am 37 years old, and I think you are the greatest band in the world. I hope to meet you guys, especially Gene. I\'ve been a fan since 1978, when I was at my Grandma\'s house for my birthday, and I saw your first movie; KISS Meets the Phantom in the park. Ever since then I\'ve been a big fan. I live in a housing development for the developmentally disabled. It is called Crabel Court, and it is in Chillicothe, Illinois. I live with 10 other residents, and none of them like KISS as much as I do. I work at the CWTC, the Community Workshop and Training Center. I work every day packing parts for Caterpillar into cartons, and sometimes I also tape the cartons shut. I like every KISS song. Destroyer is my favorite album. I\'ve seen you guys play once, during the 1996-1997 Reunion Tour. So far I\'ve collected some posters, 90 trading cards, from the 1996-1997 Reunion tour in Rosemont. I went with my sister and my brother in law. I didn\'t know about it until I got there. It was a surprise. I have some magazines. I\'m still collecting. I hope to get some of the vintage 1978 trading cards soon. Thanks for reading my letter. - Chris Ensor
in WalMart
Subject: KISS in WalMart
From: Tat2Guy on 06/09/2007
Just wanted to commend Gene for another marvelous marketing idea! I was shopping in Walmart today when an old lady came up to me and asked if I wanted to try the new KISS cologne. I was kind of shocked at first - KISS, cologne, and Walmart just don\'t seem to go together. But being the KISS nerd I am, I took a sample along with the KISS car air freshener they were giving away. The cologne is pretty alright - no worse than all the other brands that are out there, so if I had to pick, why not wear KISS cologne?!? Anyway, yet another place for the KISS name to be seen - way to go Gene, you marketing genius!!
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