Mar 02 2014
PHOTO: AT CARNIVAL IN BRAZIL
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

KISS played big part in the Carnival parade - 35 foot high KISS statues and a huge Army of participants in KISS makeup & costume!
Mar 02 2014
PHOTO #2: AT CARNIVAL IN BRAZIL
Mar 02 2014
FACE THE MUSIC ON MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS LIST
Paul Stanley's Face the Music: A Life Exposed book made the Publishers Weekly top 10 most anticipated music books list!

CLICK HERE for more info on Face the Music: A Life Exposed by Paul Stanley
Mar 02 2014
THIS DAY IN TORY 2010
KISS ROCKED THE O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON

On this day in KISSTORY - March 2, 2010, KISS performed at a special intimate promotional gig for 800 fans at the packed O2 Academy Islington in London, England. The show was a rare chance for fans to see one of the world's biggest bands in an intimate venue.

From KOL that night:

KISS blew the roof off the O2 academy tonight! The band was on fire, ripping through a ferocious set for the 800 lucky fans in attendance!

It was wall-to-wall KISS fans, singing and screaming at the tops of their lungs. The guys clearly enjoyed themselves on stage tonight, and it was a rare treat to see KISS in such an intimate setting!

Photos by WireImage & Keith Leroux for KISSONLINE.
Mar 02 2014
SIGHTING: DEMON COSTUME IN OSAKA
Check out the Gene Simmons costume in the window of the Osaka Hard Rock Cafe.

Thanks to Mao Funaki for the photo!

Mar 02 2014
As I sit and write this, I am listening to KISS’ “Double Platinum” album. It’s a compilation record, released in 1978, that features some of the best tracks from KISS’ first six studio albums. It’s one of the best hard-rock records of the ‘70s, and really, one of the best hard-rock records of all-time. And its songs, more than anything, are why KISS will be taking its rightful place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month.

KISS, whose members were schooled on The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, have written great songs. They have groove. They have energy. They have swagger. And quite a few of them, such as the ferocious “Deuce” and the grand “Shout It Out Loud,” kick some major ass.

Looking for something a little more sentimental? KISS also gave you “Beth” and “Hard Luck Woman.” Though they were hard-rock pioneers that came along only a few short years after Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, KISS has always had a fine sense of melody.

Those songs captured a generation, and when you combined it with the band’s explosive, innovative stage shows and larger-than-life image, it made KISS the most popular band in the world and clearly, as the years passed, one of the most influential. They were Alice Cooper on steroids. They were capable musicians, good songwriters and grand showmen, and again, they had the tunes. I remember watching an interview with Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue many years ago and he was asked about KISS’ influence of Motley’s stageshows, and while he certainly acknowledged that, he made it clear that it was the band’s music he loved the most.

“KISS,” he said, “have great songs.”
Mar 01 2014
KISS is happy with its lineup and OK with the Rock Hall

A new inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, KISS won't be playing at that ceremony. But the members are still very much in the rock 'n' roll business.

By Steve Appleford

The sideshow at Dodger Stadium is about to begin as Paul Stanley emerges from his backstage trailer, shirtless and in full kabuki drag: bright red lips, his face painted harlequin white, a black star over his right eye. The singer-guitarist is here to perform with his band KISS but hears his name and walks over to a crowd gathered at the fence.

"Arriba!" yells one fan, and Stanley reaches over to shake hands, as dozens of cellphones take snapshots. "Let me see your shoes!" shouts another, and Stanley half-climbs the fence to swing a tasseled silver-and-black platform boot over the top. "Thanks, Paul!"

In less than an hour, Stanley and his musical partner of four decades, Gene Simmons, will lead KISS through two short sets of hooks and hard rock riffs as halftime entertainment for an ice hockey game between the Kings and the Ducks. It's another strange gig in the ongoing saga of KISS, which long ago evolved from band to lucrative brand, ready for high-profile special events, reality TV and cradle-to-grave business ventures in the form of KISS Hello Kitty Dolls, KISS comics, books, T-shirts, action figures and restaurants as well as KISS caskets and KISS urns.
Mar 01 2014
PHOTO: PAUL STANLEY SIGNING LA MERCHANDISE
Paul Stanley stopped in to sign some LA KISS merchandise that will soon be in the hands of LA KISS fans! Get your official LA KISS merchandise at www.LAKISSFOOTBALL.com
Mar 01 2014
SIGHTING: RESTAURANT IN VENEZUELA
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

In this restaurant the kids can choose from their own KISS menu.

Greetings from Venezuela!

José Alejandro U
Feb 28 2014
THIS DAY IN TORY 2013
AUSTRALIAN MONSTER TOUR

On this day in KISSTORY - February 28, 2013, KISS opened their Australian MONSTER Tour at a packed arena in Perth.


Concert review by Kristy Symonds / PERTH NOW

Photos by Paul Kane/Getty Images AsiaPac

FOUR decades after their original formation, KISS certainly still knows how to put on a Monster of a show.

It was a larger-than-life spectacle featuring all the KISS concert staples fans have come to know and love over the years including make-up, high heels, pyrotechnics, blood spitting, fire-breathing, guitar licking, sparking guitars and a levitating drum kit for the band’s first live show on Perth soil since 2004.

And age proved to be nothing but a number to co-frontmen Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, who strutted around on stage oozing every ounce of the confident rock star persona they’ve always embodied.

The loyal KISS Army battalions were out in force, packing Perth Arena to the roof, rocking face-paint or official merchandise and screaming the words to every song.

It was a hit-packed two-hour set featuring the likes of Detroit Rock City, Shout It Out Loud, I Love It Loud, Psycho Circus, War Machine, an acoustic version of Shandi and Black Diamond.

There were a handful of newer hits from their latest album Monster, which was released last year, including Hell or Hallelujah, Wall of Sound and Outta This World, which saw guitarist Tommy Thayer take on lead vocals.

The crowd pleasing three song encore exploded with Lick It Up, I Was Made for Lovin’ You and Rock and Roll All Night.
Feb 28 2014
PAUL STANLEY DELIGHTED WITH EAR SURGERY
Kiss star Paul Stanley was delighted when he underwent surgery to correct his lifelong ear issues, as it meant he could finally sport a short hairstyle.

The rocker suffers from microtia, which has caused deafness and a deformity of his right ear, and the health problem prompted severe childhood trauma as he was constantly stared at by strangers.

The condition affected his confidence so much that Stanley even had sessions with a psychiatrist at the age of 15, and he was overjoyed when researchers finally found a way to alleviate the condition with reconstructive surgery when he was 30.

Stanley tells Mojo magazine, "It was huge, because it had nothing to do with what people see. It's never about what people see, it's about what you know. The fact that I was finally in a situation where the technology and the skill existed to alter something that I had lived with my whole life - and the repercussions of that - was beyond description. The fact that I could cut my hair short or wear it back was enormous. The fact I could be 'normal' was uplifting."
Feb 27 2014
PHOTOS: LA
www.LAKISSFOOTBALL.com

In the photos:

Top left - LA KISS sign at home office
Bottom left - LA KISS helmet
Right - Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Brett Bouchy, Schuyler Hoversten, and Doc McGhee outside the Honda Center - home of LA KISS Football
Feb 27 2014
SIGHTING: AD FOR BURLESQUE SHOW
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Thanks to Ron Buckley for sharing this ad for the Gods of Rock Burlesque show!


Feb 27 2014
MY NEW TATTOOS!
Hey Guys!

Just wanted to share my KISS tattoos with everyone. Hope to see you soon, live in concert!

Lisa in York, Pa.
Feb 27 2014
PHOTO: AT THE LA OFFICE
THANK YOU!

The LA KISS Owners and President want to thank season ticket holders and fans for helping to make LA KISS, the hottest team in pro sports! Cannot wait for the season to start! From L to R: Gene Simmons, Schuyler Hoversten, Brett Bouchy, Doc McGhee, and Paul Stanley.

www.LAKISSFOOTBALL.com
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