Jan 15 2010
Hand Signed KISS Limited Edition Print By Michael Doret

The cover art of both "Sonic Boom" and "Rock And Roll Over" are available now as prints hand signed by both the artist and the members of KISS in a fine art edition print that are printed in a limited run of 250.

These prints are created from digitized graphics and are the most faithful incarnations you will ever see of this art - and you will never again see the color reproduced with more clarity and intensity.

The printed images are oversized at 20" square and printed on 25" square "Museo Textured Rag" digital Watercolor paper (please see detail image below). These are archival prints and will show no visible signs of fading for 100+ years under reasonable lighting situations. Each print is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.

ORDER - Signed Limited Edition Sonic Boom Fine Art Print

ORDER - Signed Limited Edition Rock And Roll Over Fine Art Print
Jan 15 2010

This is a larger than life cut out of a photo taken backstage at the KISS Alive 35 show in Sacramento. Paul Stanley and me!! My brother Richard gave this to me and made it the best KISSMAS ever!

Don Burton

Jan 15 2010
Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer attended the City of Hope 2009 Spirit of Life Gala benefit that raised $9 million dollars for the cancer research center.

AEG President and CEO Tim Leiweke received the City of Hope 2009 Spirit of Life Award at the event. A portion of the proceeds from a number of AEG tours, including KISS, are donated to the research and treatment center. KISS donated $300,000 from tickets sold on their KISS ALIVE 35 US tour.

More than 1,700 people attended the dinner including Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Laker Magic Johnson and entertainment luminaries from the music and movie industries.

The Gala was part of the festivities surrounding lighting ceremonies for downtown Los Angeles' new 54-story JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Tower at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles, California.

Pictured are Paul and wife Erin Sutton, and Gene and his long time girlfriend Shannon Tweed. Photos by WireImage.
Jan 14 2010
Hello KISS & the KISS Army!

Check out these great custom-painted KISS football helmets. I wanted a KISS collectible that no one else had. I love pro football and KISS so I thought these would be perfect. My fellow Kiss friend Brett Resler painted them for me.

Jeff Bailey
Portland, IN


Jan 14 2010
Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer will each make appearances at the 2010 NAMM show in Anaheim on Saturday, January, 17.

Gene Simmons will be at the CORT USA/Westheimer booth #4458 at noon. Gene will take photos but will not be signing autographs.

Tommy Thayer will be at the Hughes & Kettner booth #6555 for an exclusive poster signing session at 2pm.

Eric Singer will be signing autographs at the Zildjian Cymbals booth at 2 PM.

Attendance at the NAMM trade show is restricted to companies who make, buy, and/or sell musical instruments and products.
Jan 14 2010
Hi KISS Army!

This is for any KISS Army members that play video games... I have created a Paul Stanley mask to use in the game "Army Of Two." I love KISS, and it is cool to integrate them into other hobbies and enjoyments.

Anyone interested can check out the design and load it into their game here by CLICKING HERE.

You can even create your own design.

Jan 13 2010
By Sarah Tully

Gene Simmons swung his Axe Bass over his shoulder for a few moments. He then switched to the other side. Later, he dropped the bass down, holding a stance.

With each pose, the musician pursed his lips, mugging for the many cameras that bunched around him.

Simmons, the co-founder of Kiss, was the first celebrity to make an official appearance to the NAMM Show, a major music products convention that is expecting to draw more than 85,000 people to the Anaheim Convention Center. Simmons came to the media preview event to show off his Axe Bass guitar. The four-day show starts Thursday.

The bass guitarist appeared without his signature star-eyed makeup, but he still was there for show in his sunglasses, leather jacket and beige boots.
Jan 13 2010

Barry E. Mallen, an attorney at the law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, is representing Gene Simmons against a complaint filed on December 24, 2009 by Nathaniel Marlowe and Cynthia Manzo arising out of an alleged assault Marlowe and Manzo contend took place the afternoon of December 19, 2009 at the Grove shopping complex in Los Angeles. Mallen described the Complaint filed by Marlowe and Manzo as "opportunistic" and "riddled with distortions and false accusations." The complaint stems from events which occurred after Gene Simmons, Shannon Tweed, his partner of 26 years, and their seventeen year old daughter, Sophie, exited the movie theater at the Grove complex and were accosted by the thin, tall, tattooed Marlowe, who jumped at them and started yelling in their faces. While Simmons and his family attempted to walk away from their pursuer, Marlowe repeatedly converged upon them, while screaming and aiming a small electronic device at them.

Simmons asked the aggressor to keep his distance, but undeterred, the agitated Marlowe continued to approach Simmons while moving closer to Simmons' minor daughter. When Marlowe approached Simmons' daughter for the second time, Simmons, fearing for Sophie's safety, placed himself between his daughter and Marlowe, grabbed the device out of Marlowe's hand and moved Marlowe aside so his family could reach their car. Marlowe's companion, Cynthia Manzo, joined him in the traumatic incident that ruined the Simmons' family outing.

Simmons is appalled that people who attacked his family are suing him, claiming personal injuries, loss of consortium, and citing "emotional distress," when none of those charges are true. According to Mallen, "we look forward to meeting these charges in the court room and proving them false."
Jan 13 2010

I'm a long time fan. Bought my first Kiss record in 1976, and are still hanging in there. How's that grab ya?

Came across this picture on the front page of the Danish Hi-Fi magazine, and immediately thought that even a hardworking rockstar needs to take some time off, once in a while...


Kim Erik Woidemann
Denmark, Scandinavia

Jan 13 2010

Check out the KISS SONIC BOOM framed gold award from KISS licensee Photo File. The award should be available at retail outlets in early February.
Jan 12 2010
After selling out the June 22 show at the Sports Palace of Madrid more than six months in advance, KISS is proud to announce an additional date in Spain. The show takes place on June 24 at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona. Tickets will go on sale next Tuesday, January 19th.

With numerous dates throughout Europe, KISS' "Sonic Boom Over Europe: From The Beginning To The Boom" tour is set to become THE rock event of 2010, built around the incredible success of "Sonic Boom," the first new KISS studio album in eleven years.

In addition to Madrid, Barcelona and Vitoria-Gasteiz, "Sonic Boom Over Europe: From The Beginning To The Boom" includes performances in Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, France, Belgium, England and, for the first time, Slovakia.
Jan 12 2010
By Matt Silk


Gene and Paul's memories of some classic Kiss albums:

KISS (1974) - Gene: I no longer had to work for a living. I went on salary, I became the richest person in the world. Not only was I in a band, doing everything I wanted - I was getting $75 a week! Favourite track: Deuce.

HOTTER THAN HELL (1974)- Paul: Difficult second album? No, we were all piss and vinegar - "If you didn't like the first album, here's another!" We were releasing them every eight months. Favourite track: Hotter Than Hell.

DRESSED TO KILL (1975) - Gene: It was produced by Neil Bogart, our record company president, who couldn't produce. We started attracting lots of groupies. Mostly, I remember lots of girls. Favourite track: Two Timer.

ALIVE! (1975) - Paul: A sonic souvenir of the live show. Was it enhanced? You bet! Who wants to hear a guitar string break every time they put on a song? One week it was gold, the next platinum. Our rollercoaster ride had begun.
Jan 12 2010

Here are the latest concept designs of KISS kids costumes from licensee Costumes Galore. These costumes are a screen printed version of earlier released costumes, and will carry lower retail price.

Visit KISSCOSTUMES.com for the only officially licensed KISS costumes and accessories.

Jan 11 2010
By Matt Silk

THIS week SFTW goes to Minneapolis to meet rock legends Kiss. We hang out with God Of Thunder Gene Simmons and experience their Alive 35 tour, celebrating the three and a half decades since they first emerged - an explosive taster of what the UK can expect this spring.

"Go ahead, touch it - I won't tell anyone..." I'm in a Minneapolis hotel room with a true rock legend, the fire-breathing, bloodspitting demon bassist of Kiss - Gene Simmons. And the man they call the God Of Thunder, who claims to have slept with more than 5,000 women, is inviting me to squeeze his thigh.

I'm pretty sure I'm not the first to have heard that line.

No cause for concern though. Iron-thighed Gene, 60, is proudly demonstrating the condition he needs to be in for the gruelling extravaganza which is the Kiss live experience.

The Alive 35 tour celebrates three-and-a-half decades since this incredible outfit first emerged from New York city.

"We're gladiators in the arena. There's a physicality to what we do that nobody does," says Gene.

"When you hit that stage, the adrenalin hits your veins, you physically become bigger and thicker. I become stronger and less susceptible to pain. But I come off-stage and I'm black and blue from the armour I wear banging in to me."

The 16,000-odd fans who packed out the city's Target Arena the previous night -- many of them in their teens and early twenties and a fair few sporting make-up while tottering on 7-inch stack heels -- wouldn't be surprised by Gene's battle scars. They're probably still recovering themselves.
Jan 11 2010

You rocked Dallas on December 6th, 2009! I have been a fan since 5th grade but had never seen them in concert before. I felt time-warped back to the 70s! You guys haven't changed a bit from where I was sitting...which was center, floor, about 10 rows back! Thanks so much for a fabulous show! And, keep on ROCKIN'!!! :D

Love always, Tammy

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