Jan 05 2010
GENE ON TV TONIGHT & WEDNESDAY
KISS' Gene Simmons will be appearing on two shows this week. First, on Tuesday (January 5th), Gene will be on William Shatner's 'Raw Nerve' on the Bio Channel. Then, on Wednesday (January 6th), Gene will be posing as a store employee on the CBS prank show 'I Get That A Lot.'

Check your local listings for times in your area.

Here's a preview of Gene's appearance on 'Raw Nerve'

Jan 04 2010
MADRID CONCERT AD
Check out this KISS Sonic Boom Over Europe Madrid concert ad from the back cover Heavy Rock magazine. The concert is now SOLD OUT!

Thanks to Javier Rueda for sending KISSonline the image!
Jan 04 2010
KOMPENDIUM ROCKS!!
KISS,

You always say that KISS have the best fans in the world, and there's a good reason for that; you consistently release quality products. My copy of KISS Kompendium has arrived (here in Thailand) and it amazes me at how great a product this is. True quality. I have never read comics before in my life (well at least since I was about 10) and was not expecting to read Kompendium. However, I decided to try out the first Psycho Circus story - because the artwork is so outstanding - and I find, much to my amazement, that comics are nothing like I remember. It is hard to comprehend the work that must go into each and every comic...pure genius. I am literally awestruck by the artwork on every single page. I love reading these comics. Not only is the art great, but the way the dialogue flows within and between panels, gives it an almost cinematic quality.

I used to think comics were for kids - or at least that they were not to my taste. Glad that Kompendium has opened my eyes.

Happy New Year,
Chris

LETTERS
Jan 04 2010
MY PAUL STANLEY CARICATURE
Hi KISS!

I love you guys! I saw you back in October at MSG and of course you were awesome! I'm an art student in NY and I drew a caricature of Paul Stanley and his "Love Gun", and I thought I would share it with you.

Keep kickin butt,

Jessica Goldfisher

LETTERS
Jan 03 2010
LIVE PHOTOS
Check out these cool KISS photos taken by our friend Jay Gilbert.


CLICK HERE to view over 100 of Jay's KISS photos from the last few tours.
Jan 02 2010
TOUR WAS BEST EVER!
Dear KISS:

You have made this an AMAZING year for the KISS ARMY! I saw you 14 times this year, and I just want to thank you for the GREATEST year of my life. For me, it all started in Milwaukee, and it ended in Houston. I will always look back on 2009 as the GREATEST year of my life. The KISS tour was the BEST EVER!!!! Sonic Boom CHANGED THE WORLD!!!!!

I want you to know that the KISS ARMY is PROUD!!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!!

Can KISS make 2010 even better than 2009? The KISS ARMY already knows the answer to that question!

Gene, Paul, Eric, and Tommy = THE GREATEST ROCK BAND IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD

Let there be NO DOUBT!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Anthony Magnotti
New York City

LETTERS
Jan 02 2010
CJ'S MAS GIFTS
Happy Holidays KISS!

My son "CJ" had a very "Merry KISSMAS"...as you can see!......He loves his Gene Simmons "Axe" controller for the WII gaming system ...He cannot put it down!!!!!!.....and of course Santa brought him the matching "coffin" guitar gig bag and stick bag to match!

Keep Rockin'
Corrado Mazzuca

LETTERS
Jan 01 2010
IS EVERYWHERE!
KISS ON COVER OF HEAVY ROCK MAGAZINE

Gene Simmons is featured on the cover of the latest issue of the Spanish magazine HEAVY ROCK.

Thanks to Javier Rueda for sending KISSonline the image!
Jan 01 2010
SWEDISH CONCERT POSTERS
Here are the two different KISS Sonic Boom Over Europe Tour posters for KISS' Stockholm and Malmo, Sweden shows.

Thanks to Niklas Olsson for sending KISSonline the images.
Jan 01 2010
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM !
Have a safe and joyous New Year! Make it your resolution to live your life to the fullest and help others to be able to do the same.

Paul, Eric, Tommy & Gene
Dec 31 2009
ROCK IN NEW YEAR WITH
Gibson Guitars recently compiled a list of the best songs to ring in the new year with... and one of them is a KISS classic!

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Rockin' Songs To Ring In The New Year!

By Russell Hall

The countdown is on, party plans are in place, and champagne corks will soon be popping around the world. While most partygoers will be swaying to the strains of "Auld Lang Syne," we thought it would be fun to compile a list of rock songs appropriate for ringing in the New Year... as we say goodbye to 2009, hello to 2010.

"Rock and Roll All Nite" - Kiss (1975)

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley deliberately set out to compose an anthem when they began writing this signature Kiss song, which first appeared on the band's Dressed to Kill album. Stanley first penned the chorus and the melody, and afterwards Simmons wrote the verses.
Dec 31 2009
STILL EPIC ON STAGE
By Todd Owyoung

As a music photographer, every gig presents a new challenge and an opportunity to make great images, but as 2009 comes to a close, it's time to look back at some of the best tours, festivals, and events of the year.

In 2009, I photographed 73 concerts and events, and the year was packed with a ton of great tours. These are my picks for the top ten best gigs to photograph in 2009.

KISS:

When photogenic bands come to mind, I think music shooters have to think of KISS, and this fact was only cemented by the Alive/35 tour this year. Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, though they may be pushing 60, were still epic on stage and it was a pure adrenaline rush photographing this show. Non-stop posing and mugging by the band along with arena-blinding white lights made this a sure bet of an assignment - like shooting fish in a barrel.
Dec 31 2009
TURKEY IN DISGUISE
Hi KISS!

Thought I would share this picture with you. My six year old niece, Hunter Hurowitz, made this for me. It was a school project where they started with a picture of a holiday turkey and each kid in the class had to come up with a disguise to hide the turkey. Suffice it to say there were no others like it in her class!

Thanks,
Dave Cohen

LETTERS
Dec 30 2009
WAS SPECTACLE OF THE YEAR!
"El Comercio" Newspaper featured KISS' 2009 Lima show in a year end wrap up of major events in Peru.

Pictured is the cover of the newspaper and below is the translated text of the story:

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PARTY. KISS was the Spectacle of the Year

By Rafael Valdizan

The sky lit up with bursts of fireworks, sealing a night of partying. It was April 14th, but it smelled like a New Year's Eve celebration.

In a way, the spectacular presentation of KISS symbolized the year - a climax, a brooch of gold. It was an unprecendented year for Peru. 2009 was a hinge, a breaking point, a before and after: for the first time, Lima climbed to the heights of being an additional capital of music in South America. No more did we look with envy to Buenos Aires, Santiago or the various cities in Brazil where A-1 bands often land.

Kiss at the Estadio Nacional still nests in the collective memory of the lucky ones who witnessed the unique visual display of pyrotechnics accompanying the ever-rocking quartet's rock-and-roll, a soundtrack that has delighted generations of listeners.

Simple songs of verse-chorus have penetrated the masses -- the brains of millions of fans around the world. And these songs have remained fixtures for parties and nights of revelry.

KISS symbolizes the great celebration of the year.

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Thanks to Nick Diaz for sending KISSonline this news!
Dec 29 2009
'DELILAH' MAKES TOP SONGS OF DECADE LIST
"Modern Day Delilah" is the #11 song in Classic Rock Magazine's Top 100 songs of the decade!

"Modern Day Delilah" - KISS

From the 2009 album "Sonic Boom." So, can KISS still rack out the lines (music, that is)? Hell, yeah. A deceptively simple platform-booted anthem - but only KISS could pull it off.

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