Aug 19 2014
MESSAGE FROM ON LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY


KISS ROCKS VEGAS NOVEMBER 5 - 23 HARD ROCK HOTEL

Rock ‘n’ roll legends KISS celebrate 40 years as music icons with their first-ever residency, KISS Rocks Vegas, at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas starting Wednesday, Nov. 5 through Sunday, Nov. 23. Show time is 8 p.m.

Ticket for KISS Rocks Vegas are on sale now. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit the Hard Rock Hotel box office, www.axs.comor charge-by-phone at 1-888-9-AXS-TIX. VIP ticket and room and show packages are available at www.hardrockhotel.com.

Aug 19 2014
ROCK ICONS INVADE TARGET CENTER
Excerpted from a review by By Caleb Baumgartner
Photos By: Patrick Dunn

The entire band was on point for most of the show, blasting out absolutely rocking renditions of tracks like “War Machine,” “Dr Love,” and “Shout It Out Loud” amongst a slew of their other hits, while Paul Stanley played the near perfect, if maybe a bit cliched, frontman between songs. If a Rock and Roll Roboticist (which absolutely should be real thing someday, MIT get on that right now) was ever to create an android to be the perfect rock frontman, they wouldn’t need to do anything but replicate Stanley, whose smoothness and energy is something which really needs to be seen to be believed.

Love him or hate him, Gene Simmons is the perfect compliment to Stanley’s friendly, positive, energetic antics. Simmons still perfectly plays out his role as “The Demon,” still hitting the classic blood-and-fire spots in a way that feels oddly fresh and menacing even now after all these years. On stage and in makeup, Simmons is all id, a primal beast with an element of danger, a truly larger than life character which you cannot look away from. Without getting into Simmons the man, it is clear that Simmons the performer is still outstanding and very good at what he does.

Experiencing KISS live makes it very easy to see why they were recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are truly larger than life, more brand than band, with an appeal that transcends generational lines due to the fact that they are more characters than humans. They are rock and roll turned up to 11 in a world where yes, 11 is louder, and no, you can’t just make 10 louder and have it stop at 10 like a normal volume knob, why would you even say that?

KISS definitely put on a memorable and enjoyable show that will likely stick with those in attendance for quite awhile.
Aug 19 2014
NEW 4TH AND LOUD EPISODE TONIGHT ON AMC
Don’t miss a new episode of 4th and Loud, tonight at 9/8c. Only on AMC.
Aug 19 2014
BID ON LA ITEMS TO BENEFIT VET TICKET FOUNDATION
CLICK HERE to bid on autographed commemorative LA KISS Football items now. Proceeds from the auctions will benefit Veteran Tickets Foundation.
Aug 18 2014
BID ON BUNDLE TO HELP OUR FRIEND RUBEN
Ruben Velasco is a 39-year old professional touring guitar technician who has worked with Rick Springfield, John5 of the Rob Zombie band and many others. In his battle against his stage four cancer, some of the biggest names in music have stepped forward with one-of-a-kind artifacts to auction off on his behalf including KISS, Weezer, Sammy Hagar, Maroon 5, and the Goo Goo Dolls. “Rock for Ruben” culminates with a special benefit concert at the House Of Blues on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles on August 20th.

Autographed KISS Memorabilia Bundle

The ultimate KISS prize bundle is also the ultimate tribute to a member of the KISS Army. When super-fan Ruben Velasco was diagnosed with cancer, the legendary rockers stepped in to help with this incredible set of autographed music memorabilia. It's a veritable cornucopia of amazing gear: an Epiphone Les Paul guitar signed by lead guitarist Tommy Thayer (plus a case), an exclusive KISS Pearl Snare Drum signed by drummer Eric Singer, a dangerously rock 'n' roll axe bass guitar signed by none other than Gene Simmons (plus a case), and a Washburn Starfire guitar signed by Paul Stanley. It's enough to rock and roll all night with your own KISS-inspired band, or just display it all in the best KISS exhibit this side of the Rock Hall of Fame.

CLICK HERE to bid on the KISS memorabilia bundle now!

http://www.ifonly.com/celebrity/rock-for-ruben
Aug 18 2014
PHOTO: PAUL STANLEY IN MINNEAPOLIS
Photo by Helen Collen
Aug 18 2014
ARMY MINNEAPOLIS, YOU LOOK GREAT!
Here's the KISS Army at last night's show at the Target Centre in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Photos by Keith Leroux for KISSONLINE.
Aug 18 2014
PHOTO: GENE SIMMONS IN MINNEAPOLIS
Photo by Helen Collen
Aug 18 2014
PHOTO: TOMMY THAYER IN MINNEAPOLIS
Photo by Helen Collen
Aug 17 2014
ROCKS TARGET!
Aug 17 2014
/ DEF LEPPARD TOUR IN MINNEAPOLIS TONIGHT
KISS' 40th Anniversary Tour with Def Leppard rocks the Target Centre in Minneapolis, Minnesota tonight!

The Dead Daisies open the show at 7 pm.


Photo by Terry Wilson for KISSONLINE.
Aug 17 2014
By Matt Wardlaw

One thing that becomes perfectly clear early in our conversation with Paul Stanley of KISS is that he doesn’t give a damn what the critics think. Instead, it’s the fans that have followed KISS since day one of their 40-year history as a group that really matter to the longtime singer and guitarist. During a phone call prior to the band’s current tour with Def Leppard, which stops in at Blossom Music Center this week, Stanley was happy to tell us exactly why the opinions of critics, “present company excluded,” as he added, don’t hold a lot of weight in his world.

“They didn’t go to school to get a degree in being critics — in a sense, they’re entertainers and they’re given a lot of credence by some people and ignored by others,” he says. “I don’t need somebody to tell me what good food is. Good food is what I swallow and bad food is what I spit out. Likewise, I don’t need to be educated about art or music, because it’s totally subjective. The people that count are the people who pay hard-earned money for tickets, hard-earned money for CDs, hard-earned money for T-shirts, belt buckles or whatever. So why would I chase the approval of people who really haven’t taken the test? So no, not at all. You’d have to ask the millions of people who are happy that we’ve done it. To this day, I still have issues with critics and with politics of critics and I am proud of what I’ve done and proud to continue doing it.”

From the band’s earliest days, Stanley says that they always knew what they wanted to do as a group and although they certainly made a big statement with their makeup, they wanted to make an even bigger statement with their music.
Aug 17 2014
ARMY TINLEY PARK, YOU LOOK GREAT!
KISS ARMY Tinley Park, You look great! Here's the KISS Army at last night's show in Illinois.


Photos by Jill Cataldo for KISSONLINE.
Aug 17 2014
PHOTO: TINLEY PARK ROCKED!
Another great crowd at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Illinois last night!

Photo by Keith Leroux for KISSONLINE.
Aug 17 2014
PHOTO: GENE SIMMONS AT ALPINE VALLEY
Photo by Keith Leroux for KISSONLINE.
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