Feb 04 2014
PLAYING HOOPS WITH !
KISS,

So how do you like my bud's new rockin' KISS basketball backboard?

Clarence Miley, Jr.
Feb 03 2014
SIGHTING: MEXICO SHOW PROMO AD
Thanks to JJ for sharing this photo of a KISS street ad for the upcoming concert in Mexico!
Feb 02 2014
AND JOHN VARVATOS ON ITALIAN TV


You can still live according to a rock'n'roll lifestyle? Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS believe so. And along with the great American designer John Varvatos, who chose them as the face of its new campaign, tell us how after 40 years of militancy we can live without aging rock.
Feb 02 2014
FANS CELEBRATE AT BARCELONA HARD ROCK!
KISS,

Just wanted to share with you these fantastic pictures that Arnaud Bayle, the HRC´s Barcelona photographer took at the Hard Rock KISS Party. KISS Army Spain along with Universal and HRC hosted the packed event. It was a great success! The band KISS Of Death performed and the whole HRC crew was in full make up ¡¡¡

Hope you like it!

Next week in HRC Madrid!!

Javier Rueda & Fernando Martinez / KISS ARMY SPAIN
Feb 02 2014
STONE SOUR SALUTES AT HOUSE OF BLUES
Stone Sour covers "Love Gun" at Cleveland House of Blues.

Feb 01 2014
VARVATOS UNVEILS WINDOW DISPLAY
KISS IN NY

On January 30th, 1973 a band calling itself Wicked Lester changed its name to KISS and played their very first show in Queens, New York.

40 plus years later to the day, John Varvatos unveiled the windows at his flagship store in SoHo featuring one of rock's most iconic bands in all their glory, "Dressed to Kill."
Feb 01 2014
ONE OF BEST 'FAMILY GUY' GUEST STARS
Excerpted from the Huffington Post story The 15 Best 'Family Guy' Guest Stars In Honor Of The 15th Anniversary

As of Friday (Jan. 31), it has officially been 15 years since the premiere of "Family Guy" in 1999. In honor of a decade and a half of occasionally offensive (but usually hilarious) irreverence, we bring you the best 15 guest stars that played themselves alongside the Griffins and their lovable, anthropomorphic dog.

KISS

Everyone's favorite rock band (with an affinity for face paint) played themselves in Season 3, episode 16, "A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas," in which they save Santa from a pterodactyl.
Feb 01 2014
FEATURED IN NEW GOOGLE PLAY TV COMMERCIAL!
Check out this great new Google Play TV Spot featuring KISS! The spot began airing Monday night and will continue to air on Network and Cable TV over the next two weeks.

The multi-million dollar ad campaign includes airings on FOX, NBC, CBS, TBS, AMC, Discover, USA, History, Comedy Central, Fuse, VH1 and TNT.


Jan 31 2014
CUSTOM HOCKEY MASKS AUCTIONED FOR CHARITY
CLICK HERE to bid now

By Brian Stubits

KISS does one performance at an outdoor NHL game in Los Angeles and suddenly they are everywhere in the hockey world. The power of makeup and rock is strong.

Gene Simmons got to live most hockey fans' dreams by putting NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman into a headlock. That made for one heck of a photo that should hang in the NHL offices forever more.

Now the NHL is auctioning off custom made KISS goalie masks, each of which was autographed by the band members; Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer.

From the NHL's auction site, here's a little more information.

To commemorate the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game at Dodger Stadium, four goalie masks were designed and painted by renowned sports artist David Arrigo. Each mask features the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings logos alongside KISS Imagery and/or the likeness of the four members of the legendary rock band and 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees KISS.

Masks will be auctioned one at a time:

Mask 1 – Tuesday, January 28 2014 – Friday, February 7, 2014
Mask 2 – Friday, February 7 – Monday, February 17, 2014
Mask 3 – Monday, February 17, 2014 – Thursday, February 27, 2014
Mask 4 – Thursday, February 27, 2014 – Sunday, March 2 2014

Procees of the auction will benefit the Kings Care Foundation and the Anaheim Ducks Foundation, fair considering the were the teams playing the game that the KISS rockers were performing at.

These masks aren't going to come cheap. With more than a week left, bidding is already more than $1,200. That's the cost for awesome masks with rock legends on them.

To see all of the masks up close, you can check them out on artits David Arrigo's website -
http://www.davidarrigo.com/kiss
Jan 31 2014
THIS DAY IN TORY 1999
On this day in KISSTORY - January 31, 1999, KISS opened Super Bowl XXXIII with a bombastic version of "Rock And Roll All Nite!"

Jan 31 2014
PHOTO: ROCKED NHL STADIUM SERIES
2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series - Anaheim Ducks v Los Angeles Kings

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: KISS perform before the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Anaheim Ducks at Dodger Stadium on January 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images)
Jan 30 2014
PAUL STANLEY ANNOUNCES BOOK SIGNING DATES
Paul Stanley will be signing copies of “Face the Music: A Life Exposed” at the following location:

Monday, April 7 – New York - 6:00 pm

Barnes & Noble Tribeca
97 Warren Street
New York, NY 10007

Tuesday, April 8 – New York - 7:00 pm

Barnes & Noble
2245 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY

Wednesday, April 9 – New York/New Jersey - 6:00 pm

Bookends
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ

Wednesday, April 16 – Los Angeles - 7:00 pm

Barnes & Noble
The Grove
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Friday, April 25 – San Francisco - 7:00 pm

Q & A and Signing

Jewish Community Center

3200 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

CLICK HERE for more info on Face the Music: A Life Exposed by Paul Stanley
Jan 30 2014
THIS DAY IN TORY 1973
Photo by Lydia Criss

On this day in KISStory - January 30, 1973, KISS performed their very first concert at Popcorn (The Coventry) in Queens, NY. The band performed 2 sets at the club that night for a crowd of under 10 people.

Gene recalls how that show came about:

1973 was the beginning.

Wicked Lester had just finished its album for EPIC RECORDS. There were five members in the band, including Paul and myself. Though we had a real recording contract with a major label, and though we had finished an entire album, we were depressed. It just wasn't what we had envisioned.

So, we started again. We tried firing the other three guys in Wicked Lester, but some wouldn't leave. So, we quit.

We started again with a vision. 'Let's put together the band we never saw on stage.'

We got a manager named LOU LINET, who managed JF MURPHY AND FREE FLOWING SALT and DIANA MARCOVITZ (or something like that)...and when he heard the newborn baby -- KISS. He thought it was the worst crap he had ever heard. Needless to say, he was gone immediately. So, we were managerless.

I put together a bio kit, while I worked at the Puerto Rican Interagency Council, as assistant to the Director. Peter's friend owned a printing press and printed up our invites.

But, where to play? We didn't have a manager. We didn't have an agent. We never had.

I made a phone call cold to a place called Popcorn in Queens, NY and on the phone convinced the guy to hire a band, who would soon be changing their name from WICKED LESTER to KISS.

We got the gig -- three nights -- Wed, Thurs and Fri for the sum total of $150.

That was the beginning.
Jan 30 2014
PHOTO: ROCKS NHL'S STADIUM SERIES
2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series - Anaheim Ducks v Los Angeles Kings

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: KISS perform before the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Anaheim Ducks at Dodger Stadium on January 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images)
Jan 30 2014
PHOTO: ROCKS NHL'S STADIUM SERIES
2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series - Anaheim Ducks v Los Angeles Kings

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: KISS perform before the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Anaheim Ducks at Dodger Stadium on January 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images)
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