Feb 15 2014
PHOTO: AT USA TODAY PHOTO SHOOT
Here's KISS during last night's photo shoot for an upcoming USA Today feature story on the band.


Photo by Keith Leroux for KISSONLINE.
Feb 15 2014
PHOTO: SET LIST FROM HOUSE OF BLUES
Here's a KISS set list from last night's show for Mending Kids at the House of Blues in Los Angeles.

Thanks to Bruce Kulick for the photo.
Feb 15 2014
SIGHTING: JOHN VARVATOS BILLBOARD
Thanks to J Gotelli for sharing this photo of a KISS John Varvatos bus stop billboard San Francisco!
Feb 15 2014
PHOTO: HOUSE OF BLUES MARQUEE
House Of Blues marquee for last night's Mending Kids International All-star concert featuring KISS.

MendingKids.org
Feb 14 2014
By Jon Wiederhorn

Kiss singer Paul Stanley has called the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame “tainted, corrupted and distorted” on the eve of the band’s induction.The New York band have been eligible for the last 15 years, but were only accepted after a huge push from their fans. Speaking exclusively to Classic Rock, Stanley explains just why he’s unimpressed by the accolade – and whether Ace Frehley and Peter Criss are invited.

Did you feel honoured at being inducted in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame?

No, it was done begrudgingly and because it had become absolutely ludicrous that they were choosing to ignore us. At the end of the day most people don’t realise that the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame was a privately created establishment and that it has a self-appointed board. It’s a perfect case of perception becoming reality. People heard ‘Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’ and gave it credibility. So whether it deserves the title has to be weighed against who it inducts. So was it an honour to be nominated? No. It means a lot to the fans and I understand it because it’s validation for them. So for that reason I accept graciously and accept on their behalf.

My feelings and my ambivalence about the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame hasn’t changed any. Their attitude is elitist and it doesn’t reflect the public. It reflects a small group who dictate who meets the criteria that they set up as ‘rock and roll’. I’ve always felt the spirit of rock and roll meant not only ignoring your critics, but ignoring your peers and going your own way. I think we’ve done that pretty much with few exceptions for 40 years. So that same criteria that kept us out has not gotten us in. I scratch my head a little and I also take issue with a certain arrogance within that group.

Nonetheless I look at some of the inductees and any club that has Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton and The Who and the Beatles and the Stones is company I don’t mind being in and my feelings have nothing to do with any of them, it purely has to do with a system which I think is tainted, corrupted and distorted.

Are you looking forward to playing it?

Honestly, I have no plans at the moment to do anything, and that includes playing with Ace and Peter or anyone else. My plan at the moment is to go and accept the award. Anything else, we’ll see how it unfolds or unravels. It was interesting to me, or offensive to me, that when the question was broached with the hierarchy about inducting additional members it was shut down immediately as ‘a non starter,’ which to me is arrogant. People who sit behind desks need to respect the people who are actually either inductees or possible inductees into this so-called hallowed organization.

So the fact that there are 30 or 40 or 50 or some absurd number of Grateful Dead members all inducted, the fact that all of the Chili Peppers, including people who played on early albums that never amounted to very much are not inducted, the fact that John Rutsey, the drummer on the first Rush album is not inducted, the fact that Rob Trujillo, who’s a great guy but didn’t play on any of the classic Metallica albums, was inducted after being in the band six years makes me wonder exactly what are the rules? If the rules don’t apply to everybody then they’re not rules.
Feb 14 2014
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY ARMY!
Thanks to Emerson Deuschl for sharing his KISS Valentine's Day art with us!
Feb 14 2014
WATCH LIVE ON AXS TV TONIGHT
AXS TV will broadcast the “MendingKids.org! All-Star Concert for Children Worldwide” from the Hollywood House of Blues on Valentine’s Day.



Acclaimed illusionist and "Celebrity Apprentice" fan-favorite Penn Jillette will host this intimate evening, with performances and appearances from a star-studded lineup of legendary musicians and entertainers, headlined by 2014 Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame inductees, KISS. Tune in Live Friday, February 14 at 11 ET / 8 PT on AXS TV!
Feb 14 2014
PHOTO: SAMMY HAGAR VISITS ROCK & BREWS CABO
Rocker Sammy Hagar recently visited the Los Cabos Rock & Brews! Here he is with Rock & Brews' Marco Monroy and Rodrigo Cabeza de Vaca.

http://rockandbrews.com/loscabos/
Feb 14 2014
GET YOUR LA JERSEYS NOW!
Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons Replica Jerseys and T's are now available in the LA KISS online store.

http://store.lakissfootball.com

Feb 13 2014
LATEST MAGAZINE COVER: TOKYO JOURNAL
Here's Gene Simmons gracing the cover of the latest issue of Tokyo Journal.
Feb 13 2014
CELEBRATING IN ICELAND!
KISS ARMY Iceland recently hosted a KISS Party featuring former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick. Kulick held a meet & greet with fans and performed 11 songs including "Tears Are Falling," "Deuce," and "Crazy Nights" for the packed house! This was his first appearance in Iceland since performing there with KISS in 1988.

Photos by Örlygur Smári (odd Icelandic name)

Feb 12 2014
TO HEADLINE HELL & HEAVEN METAL FESTIVAL
KISS will headline the massive Hell & Heaven Metal Festival in Feria De Texcoco, Mexico on Saturday, March 15, 2014.

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS
Feb 12 2014
CELEBRATING AT THE HARD ROCK IN MADRID
Hello KISS!

I want to share with you these pictures of the party " HRC Gets KISSed " that we had last Thursday February 6 th at the Hard Rock Madrid, Spain. As you can see children played an important role as we had a make -up artist and also a meet & greet with the Spanish band KISS FEVER.

Universal Spain , Hard Rock Cafe and KISS Army Spain contributed also with giveaways for the raffles and the Event was filmed for a special on the KISS TV Channel . All the money collected from this Event, which was more than $1,500 will be completely donated to City of Hope through HRC International.
Hope you like it.

Javier Rueda & Fernando Martinez / KISS ARMY Spain


LETTERS
Feb 12 2014
NEW POSTER MAGAZINE IN BRAZIL
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

A new KISS Poster Magazine came out in Brazil!!! This is KISS dominating the world!!!

Marcio Siqueira

LETTERS
Feb 11 2014
WILL HEADLINE MENDING KIDS ALL-STAR CONCERT
Penn Jillette to Host AXS TV Children’s Charity Concert Headlined by KISS

By Tony Maglio

Arsenio Hall, Tom Jones, and Natasha Bedingfield are also slated to perform at the Mending Kids International event

AXS TV will broadcast the “MendingKids.org! All-Star Concert for Children Worldwide” from the Hollywood House of Blues on Valentine’s Day.

The event — and now TV special — will be headlined by 2014 Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame inductees, KISS, and hosted by illusionist and “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant Penn Jillette.

Pop crooner Tom Jones and singer/songwriter Natasha Bedingfield are also scheduled to perform, among others. Arsenio Hall is set to appear before the Sunset Strip rock n’ roll club’s invitation-only audience as well.

Over the past eight years, MendingKids.org! has provided more than 1,500 children from 54 countries with life-changing surgical care to correct serious medical issues such as congenital heart defects, orthopedic abnormalities, severe scoliosis, and significant cranial facial deformities. Additionally, MendingKids.org offers training and research to assist surgeons in developing countries to create self-sustaining surgical programs providing access so that more children enjoy longer, healthier and happier lives.

“‘MendingKids.org! All-Star Concert for Children Worldwide’ is an incredible event that will bring some much-needed awareness to a truly worthwhile organization,” said Mark Cuban, AXS TV founder. “MendingKids.org! does unbelievable work for children all around the globe, and it’s inspiring to see these larger-than-life personalities gather together to lend their support to this cause.”

The AXS TV broadcast of the benefit concert will kick-off with live coverage on Friday, Feb. 14 at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT.
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