"TEACHING ENGLISH WITH "
Subject: "TEACHING ENGLISH WITH KISS"
From: Anthony Magnotti on 04/12/2014
What can I say? Thank you, Paul for giving me an EXTRAORDINARY KISS WEEK. I attended all 3 of your book signing events...1 in NYC (See picture attached)...1 in Staten Island...and 1 in NJ, although all books were sold out by the time I arrived. You were FANTASTIC and so kind and accommodating to the KISS ARMY...Taking pictures with us was so amazing! Then, I attended the RRHOF induction ceremony at Barclays Center. I felt so proud to be there and to honor KISS for all of the years of happiness you have brought to my life. I have been on this site in the past...I am the "TEACHING ENGLISH WITH KISS" guy. My students were so excited for me. They knew I was running out of the door at dismissal, all 3 nights to meet you...I would return with your books and they would grab it...hold it....read it...and, most of all, rub your signature so they can feel the inspiration seeping into their souls...It was a very proud moment! I have included some pictures of my students posing with your books. These are students who are considered disadvantaged and disconnected. They lack role models and people to support and inspire them. This is how they end up at my school....for a second chance at life. Many have been teased and bullied, unmercifully. This is where KISS comes in. I share all of my KISS experiences with them...and you can hear a pin drop. I tell them how KISS is a way of life. . .and they love it. They know that KISS and the KISS ARMY do not drink...smoke....do drugs...and we conduct ourselves as proper human beings at ALL times. I inform them of all of the INSPIRATIONAL things you do for others...such as donating huge amounts of money to the Wounded Warriors Care Project and so many other organizations. They know the message of KISS is to follow your PASSION and to never stop until you reach the top....Then keep reaching to even greater heights! They long to be a person like Tommy Thayer...They know of Tommy's involvement in great causes, his educational background, and his passion for helping others. I told them of my experiences with Tommy through the years. At the NJ Kiss Convention, Tommy was such a gentleman...A truly genuine man who spent over 8 hours signing photos and taking photos with everyone. He did not leave until everyone was satisfied. I told him he was the nicest guy...but the "BADDEST" guitar player in the world. He is decent and honest, rare qualities in this world! He truly ROCKS! I told him about my students, and he made sure to write "Teaching English With KISS" on my photo. They know Eric Singer is the GREATEST drummer on the planet because of the stories I tell when I return from KISS concerts...They know Eric plays with such passion that you can feel it in your bones. Eric is ALIVE!!!! He is a true breath of fresh air...This is something my students try to emulate. He is a true professional, and we all love him! Eric has always treated fans well. It's like we have known him all of our lives. He always makes us feel comfortable. All other bands are jealous!!!! To them, I say..."TOO BAD! HE BELONGS TO THE KISS ARMY!" Gene Simmons, what is left to be said? A man who took a chance on a dream and created a legend.He is a tremendous inspiration in showing his devotion to his very first teacher in life, his mother. He teaches us all that whatever wasn't given in early life, is what you provide in your later life. Most importantly, KISS has been my teaching partner for years. My entire classroom is adorned with KISS pictures, dolls, calendars, posters, stuffed dolls, singing dolls, KISSMAS ornaments, KISS lights, magnets, and everything else you can think of...just check out the pics I attached. My students love it all! KISS is in all of my handouts and tests...The reason my students love learning now is largely due to KISS. They love it all and can't wait for the next day's class so they can share in the POSITIVITY. They never want to leave my room. I love giving them KISS CDs, posters, dolls, t-shirts, tickets...and so much more. They tell me they will cherish it forever and I know they will. These are students who were never given anything. These students now have BIG DREAMS of success...just like KISS. They have learned so much...and they have adopted the KISS way of life. It is amazing to see students who were so "hard" when they arrived become so emotional about the change they have made...They tell me, quite often, "I want to be like KISS"..."I will make you proud, Mr. Magnotti"...It really hits us all deep down...and it's all because of KISS and the powerful message you send of positivity in everything you do. You are HELPING me make a REAL difference in their lives...That is what it's all about! A new and continued generation of KISS fans will live forever. I want to thank you for making my life so full. I have attended nearly 200 KISS shows since my first on July 25, 1979 at Madison Square Garden...First song???? King Of The Night Time World." I already have tickets for 6 of your shows this summer and I have plans for at least 6 more. Some of my students will be going as well because I have been known to give KISS tickets to the ones who score the highest. I just felt the need to let you know what's going on here in Brooklyn, NY...and to let you know how MEMORABLE this past week was. Thank you Eric, Tommy, Gene, and Paul. You will never know the true impact you have made on all of us. We will see you on the road! A devoted KISS ARMY member, Anthony Magnotti
KIds
Subject: KIds
From: Jose on 04/12/2014
Here are my kids rocking as Paul with their cool new Zara KISS licenced T-shirts. http://www.zara.com/es/es/ni%C3%B1os/ni%C3%B1o-%283-14-a%C3%B1os%29/camisetas/camiseta-%22kiss%22-c358099p1668250.html
Tom Morello's Induction Speech
Subject: Tom Morello's Induction Speech
From: scott on 04/11/2014
I shot this vid Thursday night at Barclays Center... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NC4S4qMWun4
R & R Hall of Fame
Subject: R & R Hall of Fame
From: John on 04/11/2014
I was there......... It was so cool to see you guys up on stage together even though it may be the last. It may not have been perfect but I believe you made your fans proud and I for one shared in the in that enjoyment. That being said I can't wait for the tour this summer and once again (120 so times) you will rock and we will pay homage. Congrats 40 years is amazing and I and many other have been right there with you. Sounds goofy but I was really proud to a KISS fan last night. My mom told me a long time ago that "O John Mark you will grow out of this" I know she's looking done saying I was wrong and smiling. Thanks for a lifetime of memories.
VEVER Online 20
Subject: KISSVEVER Online 20
From: Martin Zamorano - www.kissfever.com.ar on 04/11/2014
These is our 30 anniversary and we celebrate with a new online magazine, these number of course is about the inducteed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. www.kissfever.com.ar
sighting
Subject: KISS sighting
From: Paula on 04/11/2014
I had gone to the Davidson County Special Olympics in Lexingto,NC today. I saw this young man walking around with his KISS shirt on and I wanted to share it.
Congratulations !
Subject: Congratulations KISS!
From: Randy Cwik on 04/10/2014
Congratulations KISS on your long overdue induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
New jersey PAUL STANLEY BOOK SIGN
Subject: New jersey PAUL STANLEY BOOK SIGN
From: ENGIN RENE D. on 04/09/2014
I came from Istanbul to get the book of Paul and meet him on Monday. I do listen to KISS since 1979. Here in Istanbul there's a large community which wants him to be here for a concert.... Regards Engin Rene D.
Paul Stanley signing Barnes & Noble
Subject: Paul Stanley signing Barnes & Noble
From: Mike Andersen on 04/09/2014
Yesterday I completed my bucket list. Paul was the last of the original four that I had to meet. I never thought in a million years that when I got Alive when I was four years old in 1975 that this would ever happen. To make things better, I had my 12 year old son, Christopher, and 9 year old son, Thomas with me. They are huge KISS fans also. My camera failed when we tried to get a picture., so we had to use my phone. I gave one of the assistants my e-mail address (he was a larger man like myself, very friendly, and has salt and pepper hair) and name and he indicated that you guys may be able to send me the photo that was taken by KISSonline. My oldest was wearing a vintage Asylum shirt and the younger in a vintage Lick it Up tour shirt. I was the large man in the leather jacket. I hope you can find the photo and make our decade. I have also attached my photo for reference. Thanks, Mike Andersen
Little Rocker at 3
Subject: Little KISS Rocker at 3
From: Tim L. on 04/08/2014
My 3yr old daughter had a blast at her first KISS concert in 2013. Daddy's little KISS fan. Thank you for all the great memories. Long time KISS fan, Thank you
Face the Music
Subject: Face the Music
From: Marc Wiener on 04/08/2014
We had a blast at Paul's Staten Island signing tonight!
IS EVERYWHERE
Subject: KISS IS EVERYWHERE
From: Julio Arreola on 04/06/2014
Hello. Here in Mexico city there's a sing bar named ESCAPARATE. It has a tribute wall to rock and of course KISS is there. Greetings from Mexico!!!!!
gene drawing
Subject: gene drawing
From: victor pi on 04/06/2014
Hi This is an awesome oriental drawing of GENE Victor Pi Spain
gene drawing
Subject: gene drawing
From: victor pi on 04/06/2014
Hi This is an awesome oriental drawing of GENE Victor Pi Spain
picture of
Subject: picture of KISS
From: Jonas MÃ¥rtensson on 04/06/2014
Hi Here's a Picture from a die hard fan in Sweden, my favorite is Ace but I'm very happy Kiss still is going and I love Monster. Best regards Jonas MÃ¥rtensson
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