Dec 12 2009

KISS for the first time live in Bratislava, Slovakia on May 29, 2010...I will celebrate my birthday with KISS!

Robert Ivanko from Kiss Army Slovakia

Dec 12 2009
Check out this fan's tattoo before, during and after being signed by KISS!

Photos by Dean Snowden and Spiro Papadatos for KISSonline.
Dec 12 2009
KISS: Sonic Boom (Roadrunner/Loud&Proud)

By JJ Haggar

Now let's get this party started by saying if you're a fan of KISS you already know the score, if you are not (Why The F**k Not?) then you should give this record a spin. If you have already decided you don't like the band no matter what then A: Why are you reading this and B: this record isn't for you and you should just f**k right off now thank you very much...

So back to the people who do matter, those still on this page at this point...

Now depending on when you got into this band, will define your opinion on it; if you are an early 70's child circa Alive-Alive II (pre Double Platinum) then you are searching for the holy grail of 'Destroyer II' and this isn't it... Gene Simmons says, "SONIC BOOM" may be the best new record we've done since Destroyer! It is Rock And Roll Over meets Love Gun. Sonic Boom certainly has hints of 'Love Gun' and 'Rock N' Roll Over'(and that's close enough for me).
Dec 12 2009
Signed KISS Limited Edition Prints Now Available

These two signed (signed by me [Michael Doret] and the members of the group), limited edition, large scale fine art prints (not lithos) are now finally available through the official KISS Online Store! These prints made from my original artwork of Sonic Boom and Rock and Roll Over are the best incarnations you will ever see of my art for these two iconic KISS releases.

I have digitally redone my orignal art for Rock and Roll Over (after 30+ years the original original art is long gone), and so now it's cleaner and crisper than ever before. The art for Sonic Boom was digitally created to begin with and so enlarges to the 20" size perfectly.

The print images are 20″ square printed on 25″ square "Museo Textured Rag" digital Watercolor paper. These are archival prints and will show no visible signs of fading for 100+ years under reasonable lighting situations.

Printed by Art Works Fine Art Publishing in Los Angeles, these editions are limited to 250 prints each, and each print will come with a certificate of authenticity signed by me.

As the creator of these two pieces I am very critical of print quality, but suffice it to say that when I saw the final proofs of these two pieces I was blown away by the color intensity and the quality. Order yours before they're gone!

Pre Order - Signed Limited Edition Sonic Boom Fine Art Print

Pre Order - Signed Limited Edition Rock And Roll Over Fine Art Print
Dec 11 2009
Check out this great fan-filmed clip of "Detroit Rock City" from Kansas City!

Dec 11 2009
Merry KISSmas: Legendary Rockers KISS Launch an Offensive with ABC's Hit "Show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" to Help a Family of Needy KISS Fans

In the spirit of the KISS Army, when the ABC hit show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" told legendary rockers KISS about a family of needy KISS fans in Gainesville, Florida, who started a home-based, non-profit music school while their own home is falling down around them, the band heeded the call and launched the offense during their Tulsa stop on their North American KISS/Alive 35 tour.

Tobin and Jill Wagstaff, a couple with four children, operate Studio Percussion, Inc., a school that currently serves about 200 people, half of which receive financial aid or a full scholarship. The non-profit school can only afford to pay Tobin, 29, a salary, so Jill, 32, must also work as a pre-school teacher to help pay the bills. Their utter devotion to their family, school, and community leaves little time and resources to tend to their home that is in dire need of repair. The floors and rooftops are completely rotting away and the electrical system throughout the house is faulty.
Dec 11 2009
By Kevin Coffey

Get out your armor. Find the grease paint. And don't forget your Kiss Army membership card.

The father of all over-the-top rock 'n' roll shows is on its way to town.

KISS and all of its makeup, fireworks, spouts of flame, flashing lights, fire-breathing, blood and booming guitars will take over the Mid-America Center tonight.

The group is on its "Alive 35" tour, celebrating the anniversary of its live album, "Alive!"
Dec 11 2009
Check out this impressive collection of KISS magazine covers! All of these magazines were released in 2009. KISS truly is everywhere!!
Dec 11 2009
A-B, Activision Benefit From Unexpected Stickiness of Live Ustream Show by Iconic Rock Band

by Jeremy Mullman

So it turns out giving a concert away online is a pretty good way to sell beer and video games.

On Nov. 25, Kiss partnered with live streaming video platform Ustream for an online broadcast of the bombastic and pyrotechnic closing concert for its "35 Alive" tour at Los Angeles' Staples Center.

The broadcast drew more than 2 million views -- Ustream's feed was viewed on its own site as well through social-media hubs such as Facebook -- and it generated enough buzz to rate as a trending topic on Twitter during the Thanksgiving eve performance. The 1.1 million unique visitors, while not rocking all night, stuck around a while: The average viewing time during the broadcast was 43 minutes.
Dec 11 2009

words by Jason Wells with additional reporting by JHS
images by JHS - Janet Hudson Schroeder

CLICK HERE to view more great photos from KISS' Tulsa show.

It's 1978 and the Christian Right has focused on KISS. KNIGHTS IN SATAN'S SERVICE, they declare! Parents worried about backward satanic messages embedded in records, ill morals, and a depreciation in family values rally to save their innocent children from the evil that was deemed KISS.

Fast forward to 2009 and my how times have changed. KISS is prime family entertainment. Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles gather their children by their hands and lead them into an arena that has been transformed into the Kiss Army's home base of operations..... and all are welcome.

Face painting stations line the main concourse so adult and child alike can be transformed into their favorite band member.
The atmosphere is electric. The mood is joyful. KISS has come to town.
Dec 11 2009
Check out these great fan-filmed video clips of "Deuce" and Tommy's guitar solo from KISS's Tulsa show at the Tuesday!

Dec 11 2009
By Scott Mervis

Sure, even teenage stoners knew that Kiss was always something of a rock 'n' roll cartoon, but when the band first blazed through the Arena in 1976, it was hard to fathom that someday a suburban super-store would be selling Kiss M&M's for $6 a bag.

That's not just because candy that melts in your mouth, not in your hand, didn't fit with blood and fire. Rather, Kiss members were the "Knights in Satan's Service," underworld, underground metal minstrels that your mom and dad hated -- even though they drove you to the show anyway -- and a partnership with the Mars company was unthinkable.

Of course, it didn't take long for Kiss to become a franchise and a slice of Americana. Now on the "Alive 35" tour, which hits the Mellon Arena on Sunday, it's topsy-turvy, with dads 40 to 50 turning their kids on to Kiss and bringing them along to the show.
Dec 10 2009
Check out the great KISS billboard outside the Spint Center in Kansas City.

Photos by Dean Snowden for KISSonline.
Dec 10 2009

Music Makeover

by Andrea Eger

Tulsa's Wilson Middle School was transformed into a TV set on Wednesday for a segment of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," featuring legendary rock band KISS.

The band helped surprise the entire school with a presentation of about $100,000 in new musical instruments from Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation at an afternoon assembly.

"In public education, there is no crisis greater than the lack of money going into musical enrichment," KISS guitarist Paul Stanley said at the assembly. "The government needs to understand musical programs in schools is not a luxury. It's a necessity."

Dec 10 2009
Here's a news clip discussing KISS's presentation of musical instruments donated by the Mr. Holland's Opus foundation to Wilson Middle School!

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