Pure American Rock n' Roll
Subject: Pure American Rock n' Roll
From: Lil KISS Fan on 08/16/2009
Hey guys, it's Dalton. I've written you before - once when I dressed up as Paul for Halloween when I was 8 weeks old and lastly when I had a KISS themed party for my 2nd birthday. Just wanted to check in and let you know that even though I'm growing up (turning 3 shortly), my musical tastes haven't changed a bit. You still rock in my book - can't wait to see you live!!

Your not so littlest fan,

*Gene Simmons Related* Detroit Metal City (DMC) NY Premiere !
Subject: *Gene Simmons Related* Detroit Metal City (DMC) NY Premiere !
From: NYT Film on 08/16/2009



Japan | 2008 | 103 min. | 35mm film | Japanese with English Subtitles

Thurs., Aug. 20 - Doors open 6:15pm - Film starts 7:00pm
The ImaginAsian, 239 East 59th Street (Bet. 2nd & 3rd Ave.), NYC
For RSVP, www.newyork-tokyo.com/wp/dmc

"Detroit Metal City" (DMC) is a cartoon series started in 2005 on
Young Animal magazine. It soon earned a cult following for its
eccentric setting, distinctive characters, radical story and the
funniest jokes. As soon as it was released as a comic book, it quickly
sold out at every bookstore, and those who couldn't get the comic were
called "DMC refugee".

The rumor was spread by word of mouth as well as the blog/message
board on the Internet, and DMC gained popularity not only among the
subculture mania, but also among the writers, actors, musicians,
artist, etc, who then competed to introduce this comic at their shows/
columns. With all these phenomenon, the comic sold over 3 million
copies to date.

DMC became the front cover of an authoritative culture magazine,
Studio Voice, on its issue in September 2006. It also topped the
Japanese comic chart in 2006 surpassing "Death Note", which already
had been made into the award-winning movie.

DMC is the first Death Metal comic book to be released on screen and in animation at the same time. Both were released in August, 2008 in Japan. The animation is produced by STUDIO4℃, known for its recent works such as "Tekkonkinkreet", "Animatrix" and "Mindgame".

In the movie, Gene Simmons of KISS plays the "legendary and world- renowned" Death Metal artist, "Jack IL Dark" who competes with DMC on stage. The final live performance scene is not only the craziest spectacle and the climax of the story, but a collaboration any Death Metal music fan would crave to witness!


Souichi Negishi is a conservative and pure-minded boy, who came to
Tokyo from the country in Japan with a dream of becoming a fancy pop-
song musician. He writes a song "Raspberry Kiss" to send to a music
label, however, by a mere accident, he is forced to make a debut as
the member of the satanic Death metal band "Detroit Metal City" (DMC),
whose trademark is an eccentric make-up and destructive performance.

Despite of Souichi's hope of becoming a lovely pop musician, DMC's
debut single "SATSUGAI - genocide" (which used to be "Raspberry Kiss"
before arranged by the madly strange music label's owner) achieves
explosive sales, and Johannes Krauser II bounces up to the position of
charisma in the Japanese Death Metal music scene.

Meanwhile, his girlfriend Ms. Aikawa, who loves cute outfit and French
pop songs, does not know the fact that Souichi becomes Johannes
Krauser II. Therefore, Souichi has to live with the extreme caution to
keep this biggest secret not to disappoint her.

After its sensational debut, DMC continues to build up "legends" as a
Death Metal band - defeating a rival band on stage and messed up the
live show of the No. 1 Japanese HIP-HOP artist, to name a few. Souichi
always, in all of the cases, first tries to act nicely but presses all
the wrong buttons to end up in creating the image of furious Johannes
Krauser II. One day, when DMC is totally recognized as an up-and-
coming Death Metal band throughout the country, Souichi has received
unexpected news. The legendary Metal artist, Jack IL Dark, starts his
world tour and DMC is named to perform on his stage in Japan. The
members of DMC and the fans are thrilled to hear the news, but it
gives Souichi (chicken-hearted) a shudder...

Director: Toshio Lee

Born in 1964 in Osaka. After graduating with a literature major from
College of Art, Nihon University, Lee worked on many TV drama
productions. He made his feature directorial debut with "Backdrop of
My Papa" (2004) and "Detroit Metal City" is his second feature film.


Kenichi Matsuyama (L: Change the World), Rosa Ogawa, Yasuko
Matsuyuki, Gene Simmons

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Entertainment (Japan) Inc. / DENTSU INC. / d-rings Inc. / PARCO CO.,
LTD. / SDP, INC. / TOKYO FM Broadcasting Co., Ltd. / Yahoo Japan
Corporation / NIPPON SHUPPAN HANBAI INC. / TSUTAYA Group All Rights
First one cover at Ce-Brasil
Subject: First one KISS cover at Ce-Brasil
From: LOVE GUN KISS COVER BRASIL on 08/16/2009
Hi master`s, we love you! So, we heve the first one KISS cover band at Ceará state- Brasil. We play the song`s at the boites of Fortaleza and other city`s ( escuse my english ). Ansuer this letter and watch my movies in you tube. write in you tube: "love gun nordeste"


i need you like our movie, i love you master`s.


That kiss to you,

Paul Love
New Argentine Band
Subject: New Argentine Band
From: Sarx on 08/16/2009
Oh Yeah, we got KISS DNA !!! We'll never deny it, we are very proud of it, and we wanted to share it with you. From Argentine, the Soulripper of SARX says HAIL to their fathers, sisters and brothers in the Kissarmy!!!!
come to Huntington, WV
Subject: come to Huntington, WV
From: Spencer on 08/15/2009
Hey KISS, please come to Huntington, WV. If you do, I will see you there. I'll see if I could get meet and greet passes. If you come, I'm going to wear my KISS t-shirt and put on the cat man make up. I competed in the demand kiss contest. Hope to see you there. My favorite song is Shout it out Loud.

Your Fan,
Spencer Nicholas
THE BOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Subject: THE BOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From: TONY WHITFIELD Los Angeles Ca on 08/15/2009
my tongue
Subject: my tongue
From: Giacomo Matteo on 08/15/2009
dear KISS, i wanna show you my tongue as long as gene simmons (?)....please post this letter in your website...I LOVE KISS!!! ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE AND PARTY EVERY DAY!!!!
My Guitar
Subject: My KISS Guitar
From: Ray Gayo on 08/15/2009

I've been a KISS fan since 1980 back when in my home country Puerto Rico no one liked KISS in school. I was the only one that at the time liked the band. My first albums were Rock N Roll Over and Unmasked and despite what happened the year later with THE ELDER, I did find musical substance on that recording and started to acquire all their earlier Lps.

KISS besides being my favorite band of all time is also a personal part of my life because like Paul Stanley will say "I stood up for what I believed in" and until LICK IT UP came up KISS was basically a name from the past.

Today almost 29 years later besides being a guitar shredder(Sorry Gene), I had custom airbrushed my Ibanez RGT42DXBP with a KISS Dynasty motif as it is my favorite recording from the band. Here is a living testament for me to the band that made a difference in my life.

This artwork was done by JEFF RICH of RCA GUITARS artistjeffrich@hotmail.com who did more than an amazing job for me. I feel lucky that I found an artist that was able to do this design with such detail.

KISS thanks for changing my life and for changing the lives of millions of people all over the world

Ray Gayo
Subject: KISS
From: ANDRETTIURBINA on 08/14/2009
I'm a fan of Colombian heart band been following the more than 20 years I identify a lot with his music and his shows spy fan kiss army officer in addition to interpreting the many articles I'm a fan of his band musical career on April 11 2009 finally kiss my country chose to present his show why I do this kind of homage in good way or another we wanted to show that in kolumbia followed more than they thought. Let alone that I am an amateur and may be that some of the letters that do not oriffs chords are the same issues that I am grateful to all who visit my profile fan or not does not matter, for those who want to be part of the kiss army can kolumbien visit the facebook group kiss fan colombia


give them instructions on how to get official fan or general kolumbia and south america
Last commercial
Subject: Last commercial
From: Kissaholic2000 on 08/14/2009
Hey Gene,just wanted to let you know that WBCN 104.1 FM in Boston MA was shut down this past week after 41 years as "The Rock Of Boston".You guys had been live "on air" quite a few times over the years.Anyway your Dr. Pepper commercial was the LAST commercial played on WBCN,EVER!! The DJ even made a comment about that as well.I've got it on cd-r if you ever want a copy.Thanks Brian Rowe (Kissaholic2000)
Cover version
Subject: Cover version
From: Darren Grant on 08/14/2009
Hi. I have always wanted you guys to have a listen to 2 songs I covered of yours. It's not released or anything. I just did it for fun and because I am a fan, so please don't sue me. I'd love to hear your thoughts on it. They are on my old bands website at:


"Kiss Tribute" on the music player. I sang and played lead guitar. My actual band is ERUPTION www.myspace.com/eruption2009 if you you ever want to help us. Blessings, Daz
for my kids!!
Subject: KISS for my kids!!
From: Lisa Smith on 08/13/2009
I have been a KISS fan for years, you guys are truly the best band ever! I have had the pleasure of seeing you 4 times in the past, my dream is for both my kids to be able to experience the magic of a show!! I was diagnosed with cancer in 2003 and have fought like hell, but the thing is you keep on fighting!! Lifes short, you have to enjoy every minute, I hope and pray you come to Georgia or Tennessee because I will not miss this chance to get my kids in that arena to experience what I have been able to in the past!! You ROCK and you guys never stop.....Alive35.....
From: FABIAN BRIZZIO on 08/12/2009
Hi dear friends,

I´m writing from Argentina far South in the American continent I´ve been a hugh Kiss fan for more than 20 years and I have just decided to write to you to tell you that by chance or some mystic force I was born on the same day Gene was, August 25th. That adds something special to my birthday parties each year reminding me of how much KISS means to me; passion and worship to the greatest band on Earth.

I´m really looking forward to the new release due to next October,

I really look forward to an answer from you guys I also attach photos from a recent collectors´ meeting held in my small hometown where I was invited to show my collection .

Greetings from sunny Argentina

THank you
Subject: THank you
From: bkb5@charter.net on 08/12/2009
Christopher "Critter" Smith is my Great nephew. The kindness you have shown to him has greatly lifted his spirits and in our opinions have aided in his fight with leukemia. I wanted to take a moment to say Thank you, Thank you , Thank you!
Our little Fan
Subject: Our little KISS Fan
From: Eric & Jenny on 08/12/2009
Would like to share a picture of our little Olivia. She is 3 months old and proudly wearing her KISS onesie.
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