May 04 2014
LA FOOTBALL TONIGHT ON ESPN 2
Ready to Rock?

LA KISS battle the Spokane Shock at the Honda Center tonight!. Kickoff at 7Pm EST/4PM PST!

You can watch the game on ESPN 2!
May 04 2014
Along with bandmate Gene Simmons, the legendary rockers are now co-owners of their own pro football team.

By Joshua Caudill

The Los Angeles area had been yearning for a pro football team ever since the Raiders left for Oakland. Well, there were some folks listening to those cries and an unlikely suitor wanted to deliver.

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley from the legendary rock band KISS, brought pro football back to the community (technically Anaheim). Its not the NFL but it’s a whole other beast – Arena Football.

Simmons and Stanley are the newest owners in the AFL with their team, the L.A. KISS — a loud, wild, and entertaining franchise, as one would expect.

I had the opportunity to attend a game at the Honda Center where the L.A. KISS took on the Cleveland Gladiators. Although an avid football fan of both the college and NFL levels, I had never attended an arena football game. Honestly, I had no idea what to expect upon arrival.

It was total chaos, to be honest. It was pure entertainment. It was nothing short of a spectacle. Trying to describe it is rather difficult. It's as if the world in Mad Max had a baby with a rock concert and a monster truck rally with Simmons and Stanley as the doctors delivering us the baby. You won't see any NFL games that have the pure craziness that you will endure at an L.A. KISS game.
May 04 2014
THIS DAY IN TORY 1990
On this day in KISSTORY - May 4, 1990, KISS opened their Hot In The Shade Tour in Lubbock, Texas. KISS performed over 130 shows on the Tour, their last with Eric Carr.

Here's a clip of "Shout It Out Loud" from the Detroit stop on the Hot In The Show Tour.

May 04 2014
SIGHTING: FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
KISS in another Hall of Fame!

The rock n roll name of fame isn't the only Hall of Fame KISS are in, here's a picture of me at the Football Hall of Fame in Canton Ohio, where they have a display set up with Paul's Guitar from KISS's SuperBowl XXXIII appearance !

Drew Somerville
May 03 2014
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY: CRAIG BOYCE
We are sad to learn of the passing of our friend, Craig Boyce. He worked on many KISS fan pages and loved chatting online with all his KISS friends. He will be missed by many. Condolences and sympathies to his family and friends.

May 03 2014
TALKING WATCHES WITH ERIC SINGER


When you walk into Eric Singer's Hollywood home, you know right away that he's a watch guy. Immediately you see LeCoultre travel clocks and Heuer race timers on his shelves, Lange and Vacheron catalogs scattered across his tables. You also see gold and platinum records on the wall. This is Talking Watches with KISS drummer Eric Singer.


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May 03 2014
PAUL STANLEY BOOK SIGNING AT INDY FAN EXPO
Paul Stanley will hold a special Q&A and Face The Music Book signing at the Indianapolis KISS Fan Expo on Saturday, May 17th!

CLICK HERE for Fan Expo details.
May 03 2014
SIGHTING: JOHN VARVATOS AD IN BOSTON
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Wherever I go, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons are there!

Nadia
May 02 2014
SIGHTING: SLOT MACHINES IN PENNSYLVANIA
KISS really is everywhere! KISS slot machines at the Sands Resort & Casino Bethlehem, PA!

Jeffrey Latko ‏
May 02 2014
WORLDWIDE NAVY ROCKS THE KRUISE!
Amazing stat from last year's KISS Kruise - KISS Navy members represented 35+ countries! Are you joining us this year?

www.TheKISSKruise.com.
May 02 2014
2014 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES CELEBRATE 40 YEARS OF ROCK AND ROLL, LIMITED RELEASE OF ORIGINAL KISS VINYL ALBUMS, ‘KISS 40’ COMPILATION AND THE ULTIMATE: ‘KISSTERIA – THE ULTIMATE VINYL ROAD CASE’ BOX SET

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of rock and roll giants KISS and in true KISS fashion, the band plan to make 2014 the biggest and loudest, non-stop rock and roll party of the century.

Rock legends KISS were the first signing to Neil Bogart’s newly formed Casablanca Records label after he saw and recognized their talent and showmanship during their spectacular performance at a showcase concert at New York City’s Le Tang’s Ballet Studio in 1973, offering them a contract on the spot. Four decades after releasing their self-titled, major label debut, KISS will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in April, proof of the unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the “Hottest Band in the World” as they rallied together to have the band included in this year’s induction ceremony.

Having earned 28 U.S. gold albums along with 40 million U.S. and 100 million in world sales, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, with longtime members guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer, are stronger than ever with a legacy that continues to grow, generation after generation. Their last album, Monster, proved that they are still at the top of their game with impressive sales and topping the charts worldwide debuting at No. 3 in the U.S. on the Billboard 200 best-selling albums chart and Top 10 in twenty other countries.

To celebrate their incredible 40-year recording career and their upcoming, long-overdue induction to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) kicked off the celebration on April 1, 2014 with the first batch of 10 individual KISS remastered albums on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl with 18 more vinyl titles coming through the first half of 2014. In May, fans can look forward to a 2-CD KISS 40 compilation with one track from every major album release, live selections and an unreleased demo from 1977. And finally, starting today, the definitive KISS vinyl box set, KISSTERIA – The Ultimate Vinyl Road Case, featuring 34 KISS LPs - including titles never-before issued on vinyl, six exclusive albums to the box set and a plethora of collectibles only available in KISSTERIA will be available exclusively for D2C pre-order at Go to www.kissteria.kissonline.com.

Millions of people around the world originally discovered KISS when they brought home an album and put it on their turntable for the first time. Now, those original KISS albums will be available remastered and on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl prior to KISS’ induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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.
May 01 2014
PAUL STANLEY ON CBS' THE TALK TODAY
Paul will discuss his Face The Music book on CBS' TV show "The Talk" today. The shows airs at 2 pm EST.

May 01 2014
THIS DAY IN TORY 2010
On this day in KISSTORY - May 1, 2010, KISS opened their Sonic Boom Over Europe Tour in Sheffield, England.

Here's a fan-filmed clip of most of "Let Me Go, Rock And Roll" from Sheffield.


Apr 30 2014
A WONDERFUL THANK YOU TO PAUL FROM ECUADOR
Volunteers and a group of Ecuadorian children – who have all experienced microtia or atresia – gathered to paint their faces like Starchild to thank Paul Stanley for bringing a voice to Microtia with his New York Times best-seller Face The Music. Stanley himself suffered from Microtia and has been ambassador for AboutFace since 2010 to bring awareness and support to individuals with facial disfiguration. The photo was arranged as a surprise for Dr. Sheryl Lewin, a Microtia surgeon at K and B Surgical Center and former of the Earicles foundation, who was in town to educate about Microtia and treatment options.
Apr 30 2014
Paul Stanley From KISS On What You Really Need To Stay Successful

By Ruth Blatt Contributor

“It’s a pretty safe statement to say that most entertainers have self worth issues and image issues, inferiority issues.” That’s KISS’s Paul Stanley, talking to me about his new memoir, Face the Music: A Life Exposed. “ Let’s face it, getting up on a stage or getting up in front of people is not a normal thing to do ,” he continued. “You do it because you’re seeking approval on a mass scale when you don’t get it on a small scale. So if you’re not going to address that as you become successful then the clock is ticking because of all the possible poisons that will enter into your life. Unless you can look elsewhere to remedy whatever the problems are, you’re a fatality waiting to happen, if not in terms of your life then certainly in terms of your career.”

The statement isn’t too surprising given that KISS is increasingly known for their internal strife. The conflict over KISS’s legacy – and the people who go down in history as the architects of its success – has come to head over KISS’s recent induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Stanley’s refusal, along with co-founder Gene Simmons, to perform at the ceremony with the band’s original lineup.

The details of their beefs are available elsewhere. My conversation with Stanley focused on how he avoided the career suicide that led to the ousting of original drummer Peter Criss and the ungraceful exit of original lead guitarist Ace Frehley.

First was the realization that the flip side of success is the inevitable precipice you reach. Here is how Stanley describes it in his book: “I was being pulled up the big hill, knowing we were going to reach the top at any moment and then plunge down the other side, falling, screaming, with no control whatsoever. I could feel the momentum, the process of being pulled up the hill. I could tell we had reached a point of no return. All I could do was hold on real tight.”
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