Feb 04 2010
"LOST TRACKS" INCLUDE !
As pop culture phenomenon "Lost" begins its sixth and final season on ABC, fans of the television series will gain a unique glimpse into the minds of characters Kate, Sawyer, Locke, Hurley and Charlie with the release of six EPs revealing classic songs important to each of them. Appropriately for characters stranded on a remote South Pacific island, these recordings are their "Lost tracks."

Each seven-track digital download LOST EP is currently available via iTunes. Preview the tracks at the ABC Music Lounge.

Both Hurley and Sawyer's EPs feature KISS tracks; "C'Mon and Love Me" and "Strutter," respectively. Listen online at itunes and abc.go.com.



Feb 03 2010
PREVIEW OF SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL
Exclusive Video: Dr. Pepper's Super Bowl Ad Features Kiss and...MiniKiss!



BY Alissa Walker

This exclusive peek of Dr. Pepper's first-ever Super Bowl spot features the painted faces of rock band Kiss as well as their diminutive doppelgangers, MiniKiss. Agency Deutsch wanted to emphasize Dr. Pepper's "little kiss" of cherry. According to Dr. Pepper, the bands have met before, but this was their first offical performance.

Look for the full spot at the two-minute warning, just before halftime.
Feb 03 2010
PHOTO OF & MINI
Here's a photo of KISS with MiniKISS at the Dr Pepper Super Bowl Commercial shoot.

Feb 03 2010
THIS DAY IN TORY 1995
On this day in KISStory - February 3, 1995, KISS held their first ever "official" KISS Convention at the Hyatt Hotel in Perth, Australia.

The official KISS conventions were all-day events, featuring displays of vintage Kiss stage outfits, instruments, and memorabilia, performances by Kiss cover bands, and dealers selling Kiss merchandise from every stage of the band's career. Kiss appeared live at the conventions, conducted question and answer sessions, signed autographs and performed a two-hour acoustic set composed mostly of spontaneous fan requests.

Photo by Rhonda Fox
Feb 03 2010
IS EVERYWHERE!
You really never know where you'll find KISS Kulture...

How about in a jazz club in Oslo, Norway? Check out this jazzy, blues version of "Love Gun" performed by the Frank Znort Quartet at Oslo's famous jazz club, BLA.

Thanks to Baard Svendsen for sending KISSonline the clip!

Feb 03 2010
BARCELONA STREET POSTER
Check out the KISS Sonic Boom Over Europe street poster for the Barcelona, Spain show.

Thanks to Antonio Alcaraz & Javier Rueda of KISS Army Spain for sending KISSonline the images!
Feb 02 2010
CALLING DR. LOVE: INVADES THE SUPER BOWL


Only ET is behind the scenes with legendary rockers Kiss on their first-ever Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial -- featuring Mini Kiss!

"The basic premise of this is I'm Dr. Love -- you're not," Gene Simmons tells ET. "Dr. Love is here to make you all feel better, girls."

Airing during the second quarter of the big game this Sunday, the ad features the return of Gene as Dr. Love along with lead singer Paul Stanley and the rest of the Kiss line-up rocking onstage with Mini Kiss, extolling the virtues of Dr. Pepper Cherry's uniquely smooth taste.

"It's a little hint of Kiss with a little hint of cherry," says Paul in pitchman mode.

"It's always the sincerest form of flattery," says Gene of the band's pint-sized counterparts. "Mini Kiss has everything that we have -- perhaps not the same size, but then size isn't important... Yes, it is important, isn't it?"

"That's right, and they work for half price," adds Paul. "Their songs are shorter."

Native New Yorker and major Kiss fan Joey Fatale, who plays mini Gene, came up with the idea for his tribute band one day while looking at one of the Kiss albums.

"It just popped in my head, the name Mini Kiss," he explains. "I said this'll be cool - four little people dressed up as Kiss." After their first gig at Studio 54 in Manhattan, they were an overnight success, and the rest is history.

"If it wasn't for Kiss, we wouldn't be here," he says reverently.

Watch ET for more with Kiss!
Feb 02 2010
IS EVERYWHERE!
Here's Paul Stanley on the latest cover of Night Wire Magazine. The Pittsburgh magazine is out now.

Thanks to Michael L. Aldana for sending KISSonline the image.
Feb 01 2010
PAUL & ERIN RED CARPET PHOTO
Paul Stanley and wife Erin Sutton arrive at the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala for the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 30, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

Photo - Wire Image
Feb 01 2010
MY DAUGHTER'S SCHOOL PROJECT
Hey Guys!

On February 3rd, my 5 year old daughter, Bryanna, will be celebrating her 100th day of kindergarten. As a family project, we were instructed to decorate something using 100 objects of our choice. What better than to use 100 KISS M&M's decorating her (not to mention my) favorite band of all time! She can't wait to get this to school tomorrow! Thanks for everything, guys!

KEEP ROCKING!
Manuel & Bryanna, San Antonio, Tx

LETTERS
Feb 01 2010
IS EVERYWHERE!
Here's an ad for the Greek radio station Galaxy FM 92 featuring former Chinese leader Mao Zedong in KISS makeup with the tagline, "Hard Rock is the Real Cultural Revolution!"

Thanks to Lee Berry for sending KISSonline the image.



Feb 01 2010
IS EVERYWHERE!
KISS collection featured on Extreme Workplaces

Here's the KISS collection an employee of Ebay keeps in his office! Watch the clip:

Jan 30 2010
IS EVERYWHERE!
Check out this KISS related clip from the Belgian TV show, Generation Quiz. The show's host and guests dressed up and performed as KISS!




Thanks to Marnik Bellecoste & Luc Verdickt for sending us the news.

Jan 30 2010
AWESOME TRUCK!
Hi KISS,

I'm writing this for a friend (Donnie Coleman), who has absolutely devoted his entire life to KISS, and all that KISS stands for. In his house, he has a complete room (20'x20') that is a 'decorated shrine' to KISS. There are numerous trophies, posters, wallpaper, border, photos, memorabilia, and multiple pieces of 'one-of-a-kind' KISS items. It is truly a sight to behold. His collection of KISS items numbers in the hundreds. He has been to a number of your concerts, but has never had the pleasure of meeting any of you. It would be his biggest-life-thrill to do so.

Donnie has a 'highly modified' Ford F-150 pickup truck that he has maintained in Showroom Condition since he purchased it brand new in 1997. To date, he has spent over $75,000 in modifications to this truck, and has won countless automobile shows with it. I'm sending you a few photos of the truck to show you what I mean.

The photos do not do the truck justice. It is a flawless vehicle, and it's never been driven. It rolls on and off an enclosed trailer for the purpose of viewing at auto shows. He has taken the 'Best of Show' honors (and trophies) a number of times, and the truck continues to blow people away whenever they view it. The interior of the truck (as well as the exterior) is magnificent. Truly, a one-of-a-kind vehicle.

Kindest regards,

Ed Adams

LETTERS
Jan 30 2010
THIS DAY IN TORY 1973
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.
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