May 30 2014
HELPS VETS AT ROCK & BREWS OPENING


Military veterans in the Kansas City metro area got a big boost Thursday night thanks to a couple of members of the legendary rock and roll band KISS.

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley opened a new restaurant in Overland Park called Rock and Brews. It was packed all day with customers helping raise money for the Kansas City VA Medical Center’s adaptive sports program.

Thursday night 400 people enjoyed the red carpet treatment and learned first-hand why Simmons and Stanley like to help others.
“You know what you’re capable of, there’s always somebody in need. We make the world a better place by giving to other people and it makes us feel good too,” Stanley said.

The Rock and Brews location will be kid and dog friendly.
May 30 2014
PAUL AND GENE AT ROCK & BREWS KANSAS OPENING
KISS members celebrate restaurant's opening with vets' luncheon

WSMV Channel 4
May 29 2014
GENE & PAUL VISIT THEIR NEW ROCK & BREWS
KISS co-founders Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley visit their Overland Park restaurant

By JOYCE SMITH / The Kansas City Star

KISS co-founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are in town for a benefit at their new Rock & Brews restaurant on Thursday, an event that quickly sold out.

But they also are scheduled to have a bite at the restaurant at 6:30 p.m. tonight, May 28. It will be a casual way for fans to stop by to say hello and take photos.

Simmons and Stanley are co-founders of the Rock & Brews restaurants, which offer craft beers, premium wines and a full bar. The menu includes “opening acts” like chipotle chili cheese fries, Mexican street corn and Bavarian pretzels; “VIP” salads including Tuscan Kale and Tequila Sunrise steak; hand-crafted burgers and “Headliner” sandwiches like pulled pork or sesame-seed crusted seared Ahi; “frontrow“ specialty pizzas; and other items like fish and chips, Memphis-style baby back ribs, chocolate-filled French doughnuts with raspberry sauce, and “real” beer floats.

The Overland Park restaurant is in the new Prairiefire center at 5701 W. 135th St.

The first Rock & Brews opened in the Los Angeles area in 2009. Now there are three Rock & Brews there, one in Los Cabos, Mexico, and another in Maui. Restaurants also are in development in Arizona, Florida, New Mexico and Texas.

http://www.rockandbrews.com/overlandpark/
May 29 2014
PHOTOS: ROCK & BREWS KANSAS
Here's Paul Stanley at the new Rock and Brews in Overland Park, Kansas today.

http://www.rockandbrews.com/overlandpark/
May 29 2014
LA LIMITED EDITION BOBBLEHEADS
LA KISS Limited Edition Bobblehead Nights Are Coming! Find out more at www.lakissfootball.com and get your tickets now!
May 29 2014
SIGHTING: POSTER IN ECUADOR
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Check out this KISS-ified poster for an event organized by the Academy of Music Franz Liszt in Ecuador.

Thanks to Paul Tapia S. for sharing with KISS!
May 28 2014
PHOTO: ROCK AND BREWS KANSAS
Rock and Brews Kansas City is OPEN and ROCKIN'! Amazing vibe, great food and beer and AWESOME people!
May 28 2014
by: Mikey Baird

For 40 years they have been known as The Greatest Show On Earth’. 40 years!!!! That is what you call staying power and the thing about KISS is, that like bands such as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, etc, it doesn’t matter if you weren’t born when the band started. This band are legendary. KISS are timeless. That is something you can only say about a chosen few.

KISS revolutionised how you market a band, especially on the merchandise front. You know when you go to a gig and you can buy all sorts of ridiculous bits of merch? Yep, that is all the fault of KISS. Toys, comics, pack lunch boxes, hell even coffins and condoms. It is without exaggeration that I can say, if you can buy it then KISS have their own version of it. They became more than just another rock band from NYC, they became a global brand. To be quite honest, nobody does it better. The image of the band is just as iconic as the music. The Demon, Star Child, Space Ace and the … *cough*…. Catman. Their make up is probably as recognisable as the McDonalds logo.
May 28 2014
MY DAUGHTER ROCKS!
Jr High concert - KISS make-up!

Thought you would get a kick out of this pic of my 13 year old's concert last night. We're big KISS fans in our family! :)

Kimberly Mungle
May 28 2014
SKIING IN FINLAND WITH
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

KISS is truly everywhere. Now also in the ski slopes of Levi, Finland! After learning to appreciate Finland's tradition of dressing up for their 1st of May-celebration, I decided to join this year. Choice of costume was not difficult!

Greetings for Norway!

Gunnar Ottesen
May 27 2014
REMEMBERING OUR FRIEND KENNY KERNER
We are shocked to hear of Kenny Kerner's passing. He was an early supporter of the band and co-produced our first two albums. He additionally did some terrific work that produced numerous hits including "Midnight Train To Georgia" for Gladys Knight and the Pips and "Brother Louie" for Stories. He remained a friend till the end and we will never forget his contributions to our early years.
May 27 2014
1974 CONCERT REVIEW - WON'T BE AROUND LONG!
This review about KISS came out May 27,1974, 40 years ago today. I wonder what the critic who wrote this is doing today, lol!

Kyle Giglio
May 27 2014
40 CD IN STORES TODAY!


KISS 40 is in stores today!

A new compilation KISS 40, a 2 CD set featuring forty tracks spanning KISS's incredible forty-year recording career. This set includes one track from every major album release (studio, Alive & hits collections) plus three live selections from the 2000-era and features the band's biggest songs including rock and roll anthems such as "Detroit Rock City," "Love Gun," "Beth," "Rock And Roll All Nite," "Beth," "Psycho Circus," "Forever," "I Was Made For Lovin' You." "Lick It Up," "Heaven's On Fire" and "Hell or Hallelujah." First time commercial CD release live recordings of "Deuce" (from 2004 tour), "Cold Gin" (from 2009 Alive 35 tour), "Crazy Crazy Nights" (from 2010 Sonic Boom Over Europe tour) and the previously unreleased 1977 demo of "Reputation" round out the set for the KISS Army.

Buy KISS 40 now at the following sites:


Amazon: http://smarturl.it/KISS40

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iTunes: http://smarturl.it/KISS40-i
May 27 2014
'I wanted [my children] to have a document of what I had done and I also realized that my life could be inspirational to other people,' Stanley said of his decision to write the book.

By Erik Spanberg

A couple of young Jewish guys in New York, armed only with ambition and chutzpah, overcome the odds to become pop-culture heroes. Along the way, fueled by insecurities, they imagine personas that turn their weaknesses and fears into instantly identifiable characters.

Those statements sum up Michael Chabon’s novel “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay,” but they also provide a thumbnail sketch of freshly minted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Kiss. Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons co-founded the band in 1972 and, two years later, the classic version of the group — with drummer Peter Criss and guitarist Ace Frehley — released its debut album.

Since then, critics have found Kiss as cartoonish as anything Kavalier and Clay conjured in their comic-book universe, while the band has sold more than 100 million albums and endless piles of merchandise. From condoms to coffins, and with plenty of T-shirts, posters and, yes, Halloween costumes thrown in for good measure, there is almost nothing Kiss hasn’t (or won’t) sell its legions of fans, known as the Kiss Army.
May 27 2014
AMC'S LA SHOW PROMO CLIP


4th and Loud is docu-series focused on the inaugural season of the LA KISS arena football team. The show, which will follow players and coaches as they try to turn LA’s first professional football team in years into a winning franchise, will also feature owners Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS fame, as well as long-time manager, Doc McGhee. The series will premiere on AMC this summer.
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