Jun 28 2014
SIGHTING: AT FIFA WOLRD CUP
KISS is Everywhere!

Thanks to Daniel Dutra for sharing this KISS sighting from the Colombia vs Uruguay match at Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil!
Jun 28 2014
PAUL STANLEY STAGE PLAYED & SMASHED GUITARS
Want a stage played or smashed guitar put in your hands personally by Paul Stanley? Supply is limited. Reserve yours now and meet Paul backstage!

www.paulstanleyguitars.com
Jun 28 2014
GENE SIMMONS AXE & PUNISHER BASSES
Meet Gene Simmons on 2104 KISS Tour!

Chose your Bass...Pick Your City.

www.GeneSimmonsAxe.com
Jun 28 2014
By Alan Sculley for The Columbian

Earlier this year, Kiss received a big dose of vindication when the original edition of the band — singer/guitarist Paul Stanley, bassist/singer Gene Simmons, guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss — was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Today's edition of Kiss — with guitarist Tommy Thayer having replaced Frehley, and Eric Singer on drums — is following up that event with a tour that marks the 40th anniversary of the group.

Obviously, Kiss has had a major impact on rock and roll — in terms of albums sold (more than 100 million worldwide), with the group's ground-breaking pyrotechnic-filled stage shows, and with the makeup the original band members wore that gave a blueprint for any number of acts (Slipknot, Daft Punk, the Residents) to don masks or other costumes to create stage characters for their bands.

The makeup — with Stanley as the starchild, Simmons as the demon, Frehley as the space ace and Criss as the catman — remains perhaps Kiss' greatest signature, and it helped create a mystique that was a big part of the band's appeal during the 1970s and very early '80s — the group's peak years as hit-makers. Looking at the world today with pervasive social media, camera phones and the public's hunger to know as much as possible about its celebrities, Stanley doubts that Kiss could have kept the secrecy that came with the makeup and helped create a larger-than-life image for Kiss.
Jun 28 2014
By Chris Macias

The musical trends have popped and fizzled over the past four decades, be it disco, grunge or nu-metal. But one thing’s basically remained the same: KISS comes to town with a slew of arena-rocking songs, and a whole lot of pyrotechnics get blown up in the process.

KISS is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its self-titled debut with a tour that includes Def Leppard, another band known for its multimillion-selling albums and epic choruses, as the opening act. The show brings its mix of stage blood and sing-alongs to “Rock and Roll All Nite” to the Sleep Train Amphitheatre on Thursday.

The story of KISS really begins 41 years ago, with the barely known band taking the stage at a Queens, N.Y., club called Popcorn, later known as Coventry. They didn’t have much in the way of fans or fire-breathing razzle-dazzle, but KISS was still on a mission.
Jun 27 2014
PHOTO: ROCKIN' PORTLAND
Photo by Hab Haddad for KISSONLINE.
Jun 27 2014
ARMY RIDGEFIELD, YOU LOOK GREAT!
Check out the Ridgefield KISS Army at tonight's show at Sleep Country Amphitheater.
Jun 27 2014
AMC TO PREMIERE 4TH AND LOUD AUGUST 5
AMC today announced that its docu-series "4th and Loud," which follows the inaugural season of the LA KISS Arena Football League team, will premiere on Tuesday, August 5 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The 10-episode (60-minute) series will follow team owners Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, of KISS fame, along with additional owners, long-time KISS manager, Doc McGhee, managing partner/owner, Brett Bouchy, and president/owner, Schuyler Hoversten, as they and the dedicated players and coaches work to turn LA's first professional football team in years into a winning franchise.

"4th and Loud" is produced by Thinkfactory Media (Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Hatfields & McCoys), with Adam Freeman, Adam Reed, Chris Gillen, Erin Kelly and Leslie Greif serving as executive producers.
Jun 27 2014
& DEF LEPPARD KICK OFF TOUR WITH MILITARY ROADIES
Legendary rock bands choose veterans for summer tour

Rock bands KISS and Def Leppard announced their two newest roadies for their 2014 summer tour Monday night in Salt Lake City in front of a sold out crowd and both are veterans.

Kayla Kelly and Bill Jones were chosen by the bands after submitting their resume through Military.com. Thousands of applicants applied for the position and Military.com assisted the band in narrowing the field to the final candidates. The winners of the two coveted roadie spots were announced between the bands’ performances by Sterling Poulson, Chief Meteorologist for CBS in SLC and a veteran of the United States Air Force, after 27 years of service.

The bands will be donating to two local charities in honor of each roadie being hired. Def Leppard will be donating to the Utah Guard Charitable Trust and KISS will be donating to Veterans Mothers.

"It is our privilege to draw attention to the obligation we all have to the brave men and women who volunteer to risk their own lives to protect the liberties and freedom that we all take for granted. We should all jump at any opportunity to provide any assistance needed by our warriors. Heroes deserve jobs!" said Paul Stanley, lead vocalist/guitarist of KISS.

“Having our own wounded warrior in Rick Allen, we’ve always had a close tie with the military,” said Joe Elliott, lead vocalist of Def Leppard. “To carry on and further our contribution by giving a little back, and hopefully helping fulfill a dream or two, we’re more than happy to show our support.”

T McCreary, President of Military.com and a retired Navy admiral said, “We were proud to take part in helping these two great bands choose their roadies for the 2014 summer tour. Our veterans have diverse skill sets that virtually any organization can use and this is proof of that. I think these two veterans may have the coolest post-military job ever. “

Throughout the course of their tour, the bands will be donating to charities including the USO, Project Resiliency/The Raven Drum Foundation, Augusta Warrior Project, Hiring Our Heroes, and Wounded Warrior Project.
Jun 27 2014
PHOTOS: LIVE IN DENVER
KISS rock-and-rolled all night during the band's gig at the Pepsi Center on June 25. All photos by Aaron Thackeray / Westword.

CLICK HERE to view Westword's full KISS Denver Concert photo gallery.
Jun 27 2014
PHOTOS: THE DENVER ARMY
Check out the KISS Army at the band's gig at the Pepsi Center on June 25. All photos by Aaron Thackeray / Westword.

CLICK HERE to view more Denver KISS Army photos.
Jun 26 2014
PHOTO: TOMMY THAYER ROCKIN' DENVER
Photo by Keith Leroux for KOL.
Jun 26 2014
ARMY DENVER, YOU LOOK GREAT!
Check out the Denver KISS Army at last night's show at the Pepsi Center.
Jun 26 2014
PHOTO: PAUL STANLEY IN DENVER
Jun 26 2014
PHOTO: ERIC SINGER IN DENVER
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