Oct 22 2009
'SHOUT IT OUT LOUD' CLIP FROM TAMPA
Check out this great fan-filmed clip of "SHOUT IT OUT LOUD" at last night's show in Tampa!

Oct 22 2009
The experience of attending a KISS concert begins long before the house lights go down. The roads leading to the arena are filled with loyal followers in everything from jeans and black concert shirts to very impressive replicas of KISS costumes from every era in the band's long history. The Irish pub we had dinner in prior to the show was packed with fans talking about "The Hottest Band in the Land," and as people walked about there were high fives, fist pumps, and energetic screams and hollers back and forth. Most of us had a good idea of the sensory assault we were about to subject ourselves to inside the St. Pete Times Arena, and we were sharing the energy built up inside us like the capacitors in the wall of amplifiers humming behind the KISS curtain on the floor of the arena.

Once inside the arena, you can begin to see the complete magnetism of KISS: people from all walks of life and three generations of members from the KISS-ARMY.
Oct 22 2009
LATEST IN COLLECTIBLES
Check out these great new temporary one-time use KISS make up decals -Starchild, Demon, Spaceman and Catman.

Much like one of those temprary tattoos; this make-up decal goes on only once. The advantage to this is speed of application as well as accuracy. You get razor-sharp details every time!

To apply, just clean your face, peel off the clear backing, place over your face and then hold a damp cloth on top. In 30 seconds, peel off the backing and there you go - ready to rock! Washes off with soap and water.

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

Oct 22 2009
MY 30TH ANNIVERSARY
Last night, I saw KISS rock Tampa....and here is a picture of me (lower left - age 10) and a few friends as we headed out to our first Kiss concert - exactly 30 years ago yesterday on October 21, 1979. The show was at the Summit in Houston, Texas. My father and my neighbor's father took us (notice their Kiss belt buckles) and we've been talking about the concert ever since. I'm 40 now and will be taking my son to see my 175th Kiss show this Saturday in Birmingham, AL.

Thanks for a lifetime of KISS.

Kevin

LETTERS
Oct 22 2009
Next up in the Getting To Know You series we sit down with Eric from rock legends KISS. What a great guy he was!!

What were you doing when we interupted you to do this?

I was eating in the other room actually some... chicken quesadilla, with my shoes off, relaxing.

Date of Birth?

May 12th

Where did you go to high school?

I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and I went to High School on the east side of Cleveland. At that time it was in the Seventies and I was lucky to grow up in a cool time of music and culturally, at least in America. It was a typical mid western town but Cleveland's a real rock n roll city its where the rock n roll fame is at. It was a great place, very open minded - I mean as regards to music (not so much culturally with people), but when it comes to music people just really loved rock n roll there, always have and what we looked forward to was buying records every week or going to a show. I saw so many great concerts in my formative years as a kid so I'm glad I grew up there. It was a great place to grow up, no doubt about it.
Oct 22 2009
IS EVERYWHERE!
Hey Guys,

How cool is it that "All For the Glory" was played by TBS last night durning the Major League Baseball playoffs!

KISS is truly everywhere!

Chuck

LETTERS
Oct 22 2009
OUR SUCCESSFUL MISSION!
Hello KISS!

My name is Andy Moyen and this is my buddy Dave Johnson. We are from Massachusetts. I attended the recent KISS shows in Montreal, Mohegan Sun, Ct, Boston, Ma and NY city !!

In NY, it was our Mission not only to see the greatest band in the world come home...but to find the famous spot were KISS' Dressed To Kill album cover was shot. WE FOUND IT!!... on W. 23rd and 8th Ave. We took our time finding out which of the four corners it was, and when we found it we just stood there frozen!! We had chills.. not only were going to see KISS tonight at MSG ( I dressed up as Gene) but we had found this Special spot.

If you look close some of the old paint (cross walk) from the shot is still there !!

What a Special moment for us in NYC!!

Thank you KISS!!

Andy

LETTERS
Oct 21 2009
PAUL WASHBURN AD
Here's a Paul Stanley Washburn ad in the latest Guitar Player Classic Rock Lead Guitar magazine.

Thanks to Linda from KISS Fan Site for sending it over!

Oct 21 2009
IS EVERYWHERE!
By PAMELA WILLIS

Photo by Dan Trittschuh

A host of creepy creatures descended on Creekside Park for "Creepside" last week, although cold winds and cold rain may have kept quite a few ghostly ghouls and goblins at home.

Cheeks may have been pink from the cold, but excited kids dressed as witches, warlocks, ghosts, rock stars and even baby birds still skipped excitedly from booth to booth and store to store, holding out trick or treat bags for Halloween treats, while parents tried their best to keep up.

Jagger Henthorn, 3, of Gahanna, made the scene dressed as legendary rock superstar Gene Simmons.
Oct 21 2009
Get ready to rock and roll all night -- KISS is back.

The veteran rockers' "Alive 35" world tour is an homage to KISS Alive, the double album that rocketed the guys to global fame in the mid-'70s.

At Thursday night's BankAtlantic Center concert, the always kinetic foursome -- with founding members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons still at the helm -- will play fan favorites, plus a song or two from Sonic Boom, their first studio album since 1998's Psycho Circus. We spoke to Stanley, 57, about how they keep it going after 35 years:

How many songs from the new album are you doing?

"We didn't want to do songs people didn't know, but here you are the No. 2 album in the country and obviously people are getting to know these songs. They had to sound great live because we recorded them live. Music isn't supposed to be made under a microscope. Everything we did was on the first or second take. If it's perfect, it's not rock 'n' roll."
Oct 21 2009
THANK YOU !
KISS,

I just want to say, THANK YOU for playing Oshawa Oct, 7 2009. That concert was the greatest... as you guy's are the greatest Rock band in the WORLD. This is a picture I put together for my friend Sean Shane. It's his truck with the 2 murals he has on it. They are pretty Kool!! Sean is also Oshawa's Number #1 KISS fan.



Thank you KISS... The Shwaa wants you back !

Ed Dwernychuk

LETTERS
Oct 21 2009
THANK YOU !
KISS,

I just want to say, THANK YOU for playing Oshawa Oct, 7 2009. That concert was the greatest... as you guy's are the greatest Rock band in the WORLD. This is a picture I put together for my friend Sean Shane. It's his truck with the 2 murals he has on it. They are pretty Kool!! Sean is also Oshawa's Number #1 KISS fan.

Thank you KISS... The Shwaa wants you back !

Ed Dwernychuk

LETTERS
Oct 21 2009
ARMY TICKET PRE- SALE TODAY

A KISS ARMY Members-Only ticket pre-sale for five KISS Alive 35 shows takes place today.Premium KISS ARMY Members will have access to Members-Only tickets...these are among the best available seats in the arenas. PLEASE NOTE - Pre-sale for the KANSAS CITY SHOW begins at noon

Presale starts: Wednesday, October 21 @ 10AM (local venue time)
Presale ends: Wednesday, October 21 @ 10PM (local venue time)

Meet & Greet and Premium Upgrade Ticket packages will also be available starting Wednesday, only to KISS Army Fanclub members.

If you are a Premium KISS ARMY Member: LOGIN and visit the tour page to get your unique code to access the presale.

If you are not a current Premium Member of the KISS ARMY and would like to participate in the Pre-sale: JOIN NOW

Tue, Dec 08, 2009 BOK CENTER TULSA, OK

Thu, Dec 10, 2009 SPRINT CENTER KANSAS CITY, MO

Fri, Dec 11, 2009 MID-AMERICA CENTER COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA

Sun, Dec 13, 2009 MELLON ARENA PITTSBURGH, PA

Tue, Dec 15, 2009 ESSAR CENTRE SAULT STE. MARIE
Oct 20 2009
By Jon Waterhouse

Nearly four decades after the band put on its first layer of make-up, Kiss continues stomping forth in its high heel stacks. Its 19th studio album, "Sonic Boom," recently arrived exclusively at Walmart stores. The $12 package includes the CD, a second disc of re-recorded Kiss classics by the current line-up and a DVD of a 2009 Buenos Aires concert. (Grab your Kiss M&M's and Kiss Mr. Potato Heads while you're at it.)

Marketing madman and Kiss co-founder, Gene Simmons, says there no sign of slowing. The brand, er, band has an animated TV series and Broadway musical in the works.

But Kiss, he says, is first and foremost a live experience. Long-time Atlanta fans and a new generation of Kiss lovers can see the pyrotechnic pageantry of the band Monday at Philips Arena.

You say "Sonic Boom" is classic Kiss.

This time around it sort of happened naturally. There is such a thing as the right time, right place, right thing. We were literally in the middle of playing the stadiums of South America in April, and we found ourselves getting together in [guitarist Tommy Thayer's] room with two guitars and trading riffs and writing on the spot. It happened so fast that the material was written in about a month and a half. Then we got into the studio and did the record in six weeks. One of the fastest records we've done.

What sort of modern technology are you using in concert these days?

We've poured millions back into the show to make sure there ain't a bad seat in the house. When you get the cheaper seats way up in the peanut gallery, sometimes the sound isn't good, you can't see much. No such thing at our shows. ... And the technology has enabled us to put Kiss on steroids, if you will. ... Our stage show is also like a Transformers kit. You can take this show and it actually balloons up to stadium size. We can physically move it into itself, so that's why it's flexible with any size hall that we do. It only takes money.
Oct 20 2009
BEHIND THE SCENES ON LETTERMAN SHOW
Go behind the scenes with the KISS crew as they pack KISS's stage show into the Ed Sullivan Theater for KISS's performance on "The Late Show with David Letterman."

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