Nov 08 2009
VIDEO CLIP OF PAUL'S FLIGHT IN MINNEAPOLIS
Here's a video with a cool perspective of Paul's flight in Minneapolis last night!

Nov 08 2009
ED
By: Morley Walker

THEY say you never forget your first KISS.Russ Antymis was 12 when an older cousin turned him on to an album by the American heavy-metal glam rockers. Now 36, he's still listening.

"It's the makeup and theatrics, and I love their music," says Antymis, a math and science teacher at Elmwood High School.

"I love that fun, heavy kind of feeling."

As a card-carrying member of the KISS Army, the group's international fan club, Antymis nabbed four tickets in Row 11 on the MTS Centre floor for Monday night's concert.
Nov 07 2009
By Greg Kot
Photo by KISSonline

Once you've seen a giant demon in silver platform boots sprout wings and spit blood and fire, what's left? For Kiss, that shtick was outrageous enough to get them noticed in the '70s until they were the biggest band in the world.

On Friday at the United Center, not a whole lot had changed. Rock's answer to the Ringling Brothers - Kiss cofounders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley - brought the circus to a near-capacity audience. Fans were blinged out in vintage Kiss tour T-shirts and face paint. A few adolescents have enlisted, but the Kiss Army consisted mostly of folks who came of age in the mid-'70s, back when 10-year-olds were toting Kiss lunch boxes to school and rocking "Kiss Alive" on the stereo loud enough to annoy Cat Stevens fans everywhere.

Still selling loads of tickets, Simmons and Stanley run the greatest self-marketing machine in rock history, perhaps the first pair of businessmen-rockers to put the "r" in band, as in "brand." They keep finding new ways to sell themselves: In the '70s it was everyday-is-Halloween masks; at Friday's show, $30 got you a USB leather wristband containing digital files of the night's performance.

The garish black-and-white makeup was intact, as it was when the band brought a shot of glam to New York City grime in 1973. Simmons wore his 60 pounds of demon regalia, while Stanley was the bare-chested star man.
Nov 07 2009
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOMMY!
Wishing you a very happy birthday...we hope you have an awesome day, before rockin' Minneapolis tonight!
Nov 07 2009
VIDEO CLIP OF "DETROIT ROCK CITY"
Check out this KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE video clip of KISS performing "Detroit Rock City" last night in Chicago!

Nov 07 2009
ARMY - YOU LOOKED GREAT!
Take a look at some of the fans attending last night's show at Chicago's United Center!
Nov 06 2009
LATEST IN COLLECTIBLES
Here are the latest approved KISS collectibles.

Pictured:

KISS Snuggie, Destroyer Towel, Rock 'N' Roll Over Blanket and Love Gun Mirror from KISS licensee Classic Imports.

Sonic Boom Drum Sticks from KISS licensee Coopersburg.

Destroyer Vinyl Clock from KISS licensee Rabbit Tanaka.
Nov 06 2009
KOMPLETE TRADING CARD SET
Here are some images of the Komplete KISS factory set that will be available in Walmart and Target stores in mid-November.

Komplete KISS is a 180-card factory set that includes the complete KISS Ikons and KISS 360 sets with an electric blue "KISS" parallel (samples below). Similar to the popular blood-spitting and fire-breathing parallels that were inserted into boxes of KISS Ikons and KISS 360, the electric blue "KISS" parallel is a must-have for KISS fans.

Each Komplete KISS factory set also includes a 5-card Komplete KISS foil insert (shown here). Also pictured is the Komplete KISS box.



Nov 06 2009
ON COVER OF NOCTURNA
Here's KISS on the cover of the Spanish magazine Nocturna!

Note, too, that the magazine states that it is "only for adolescents and adults!"
Nov 06 2009
TO APPEAR ON FUSE TV SPECIAL
Relive the Music! See last weekend's best Voodoo Experience festival performances featuring KISS. Watch it tonight at 10pm/9c only on Fuse TV. The Best of Voodoo Experience" will air on November 6th at 10:00pm (9:00 Central) on the Fuse network. Fuse is found on DirectTV channel 339 and Dish Network channel 158, or check your local cable listings.
Nov 05 2009
: 'THE LEGEND IS ALIVE'
Legendary rockers KISS show their support for wounded warriors and reflect on their 35-year-career with CNN's Naamua Delaney.

Nov 05 2009
ON COVER OF NEW ORLEANS NEWSPAPER
KISS rocked the 11th Voodoo Experience

By Keith Spera

Saint most likely to rock and roll all night and party every day: Tight end Jeremy Shockey. And not just because he was down front for KISS, pumping his fist skyward during "Shock Me."

Just so we're all clear on this: A review with the lines "truly great anthem," "in fine voice," and "looked fabulous" is not a negative review. I'm talkin' to you, KISS fans, especially those who reacted badly to the review I posted on Nola.com over the weekend.

When I wrote "I would have been disappointed if KISS hadn't..." and then enumerated how they in fact did all those things I expected... that's a compliment. Are some KISS songs better than others? It would defy logic to argue otherwise -- even if only debating degrees of greatness.
Nov 05 2009
By Johannes Gernert
Translated from German for KISSonline

Mr. Simmons, your tongue is the most well-known tongue in the world.

The most well-known tongue of the world! Even I met my tongue recently. I was in Mexico for the MTV Latin Awards. Do you know what the award looked like? Like my tongue. At the entrance to the awards stood a giant tongue too, about four feet high. People were taking their pictures with it. It was the craziest thing I had ever seen.

Your makeup is as famous as your tongue. Do you make yourself up or does someone do it for you?

Never! We do it. It takes two hours to do properly. I could probably do it in one, but then the danger exists that it may run. In the beginning when we played in clubs, we could not afford a makeup artist so we'd do it ourselves. Now, I couldn't trust the makeup task to someone else.
Nov 05 2009
NORWEGIAN SINGER COVERS
Norwegian singer Maria Mena sings her cover of KISS's "I Was Made for Lovin' You" on Dutch television.

Nov 05 2009
Kiss merchandise for hearth, home, and the hereafter

Kiss sweeps into the United Center on Friday on a cloud of hairspray and stage smoke, proving to fans that even in middle-age, its members still know how to rock--and sell some merch. The make-up masked quartet have had its faces and band logo painted, plastered, screen-printed, engraved, and stenciled onto any number of products over the years, but what's out there for the band's more practical fans? (Not everyone's gonna be ready to drop $250 on a "KISS Creatures box set" tableaux.) The A.V. Club sifted through T-shirts, lithographs, and Gene Simmons busts to find seven unexpectedly practical items with Kiss branding.

Kiss pencils
Sure, you could get an ordinary yellow No. 2 pencil with a pink eraser, but why would you ever do that when you could erase while staring at Ace Frehley (he might not be in the band anymore, but his legacy lives on in pencil form)? While not exciting, a Kiss pencil is certainly much more practical than a Kiss pen--because even Kiss know that mistakes happen.
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