Dec 08 2009
KISS TURNS BOK CENTER INTO DISNEY MEETS HORROR SHOW

By JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer
Photo by STEPHEN HOLMAN/Tulsa World

Nearly a decade after its farewell tour, the larger-than-life, greasepaint, leather and platform-wearing quartet still stomps out hits. Big time.

Some 35 years after its inception, Tuesday night's KISS concert at the BOK Center was Disney gone horror show. When it comes to rock 'n' roll, that's a very, very good thing.

From the audience pit railing, a pint-sized devil-faced Gene Simmons hoisted his rock hand at the real deal, who towered over him and returned the salute. The devil grinned and twirled, cape spinning out as he strutted away.
Dec 08 2009
RETURNS: CALLING DR. LOVE IN AUSTIN
By Manuel Nauta

CLICK HERE to view additional photos from the Austin show

Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer are back together for the KISS Alive 35 tour which rocked the Frank Erwin Center Friday night December 4, 2009 in Austin, Texas. After selling more than a 100 million albums worldwide, the makeup has come back on and they're touring their new album Sonic Boom. The Frank Erin Center was almost sold out and there was a mixed crowd of young and middle aged fans. Oddly enough I did not see many KISS face-paintings on the audience members this time.

Come 9 p.m., the giant curtain with the KISS logo came down to a screaming audience, large clouds of white smoke rolled off the stage making way for Paul, Gene and Tommy! Eric Singer, the drummer was safely perched high on top of the 12 feet tall KISS logo, making him nearly invisible to my camera. It was great to hear some good old fashion rock-n-roll, no drum machines, backup singers or endless stage dancers to distract the crowd from the actual music. There were of course the 30 feet tall flames of fire shooting up from the stage, fire works explosions and Paul's fire spewing guitar, layers of white make-up, black leather galore, and the iconic platform boots.

In addition to playing their mega hits such as Calling Dr. Love and Detroit Rock City they played songs such as Modern Day Delilah and Say Yeah form their new album Sonic Boom. Which, according to Paul Stanley, we should "run out and get from our nearest Walmart." This was one of the strangest on stage endorsements I have heard lately. The new songs have the classic rock-n-roll sound that will be loved by both the KISS aficionados and new fans alike. Judging from the enthusiastic, alcohol filled, yelling and screaming audience, classic rock-n-roll is ALIVE AND WELL, at least in Austin.

Dec 08 2009
, 'SONIC BOOM' ROCKS
Kiss, 'Sonic Boom' (Kiss) Rock elders in best-LP-since-Love Gun shocker!

By Doug Brod

In the 11 years since releasing the patchy Psycho Circus, Kiss have marketed kaskets, opened a koffeeshop, and released krappy solo albums, apparently on a mission to make everyone but diehards forget that, for a few LPs running, they were the greatest rock band of the '70s. It's a breath of fiery air, then, that their latest is as close to a return to classic form as anyone could reasonably expect. "Never Enough" and "Stand," in particular, equal the anthemic might of "Rock and Roll All Nite," while "Danger Us" actually transcends its silly titular pun. The clichés (sorry, lyrics) otherwise define hoary, as backbones slip, things go out of the frying pan and into the fire, and hearts beat like drums. Nice to hear some things never change.
Dec 08 2009
OKLAHOMA MAN DESIGNS ANIMATION FOR
KISS has turned a Broken Arrow computer designer into a behind-the-scenes star.

Dec 08 2009
IS EVERYWHERE!
Check out this photo of model / actress Natasha Yi wearing a KISS bikini! The photo is posted on her Face Book page.

Thanks to Scott Schmitz for sending KOL the image.
Dec 08 2009
ALIVE 35 LIVE RECORDINGS BOX SET
Buy all Live Recordings of the North American Tour and get the Ultimate LIMITED EDITION KISS ALIVE 35 KOLLECTOR'S BOX FOR FREE.

Contains ALL 2-CD SETS of each and every recorded North American live show!*

WITH ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPHS BY ALL MEMBERS OF KISS AND CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY

INCLUDES 4 EXCLUSIVE KISS USB LEATHER WRISTBANDS

LIMITED Edition, so order now to secure your Kollector's Box.

SPECIAL OFFER PRICE: $1195

Your KOLLECTOR'S BOX will be shipped in time for X-mas 2009!

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* Please note that the box contains all recorded shows, not all shows. A minimum of 40 shows will be recorded.
Dec 08 2009
VIDEO CLIPS FROM DALLAS
Check out this fan-filmed clips of "Love Gun", "Rock And Roll All Nite", "Detroit Rock City" and "ILove It Loud" from KISS' Dallas Show!







Dec 08 2009
DAUGHTER'S FIRST CONCERT
Dear KISS,

I just want to thank you for making my childhood so great! I would have never thought that 31 years after becoming a fan that I would have the opportunity to take my eight year old daughter to see a KISS show. My daughter had a blast at the show and was singing along to all of the songs and other KISS fans were giving her high fives. This photo was taken at the Dec. 1st Glendale, AZ show. Thanks for making such a monumental occasion possible for me and my family!

Best,
Kevin Schoeff

LETTERS
Dec 07 2009
SONIC BOOM AND ROCK AND ROLL OVER PRINTS
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. The "Sonic Boom" prints are signed by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer. The "Rock And Roll Over" prints are signed by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons.

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.

Pre Order - Signed Limited Edition Sonic Boom Fine Art Print

Pre Order - Signed Limited Edition Rock And Roll Over Fine Art Print
Dec 07 2009
VIDEO CLIP OF "SAY YEAH" IN LAS VEGAS
Check out this fan-filmed clip of "Say Yeah" from KISS' Las Vegas Show!

Dec 07 2009
SONIC BOOM OVER EUROPE
The city of Madrid woke up today to cloudy skies, light rain and... streets papered with KISS concert posters! They're huge and awesome, reading SONIC BOOM OVER EUROPE 2010. Here's a photo!

Javier Rueda

LETTERS

Dec 07 2009
IS EVERYWHERE!
Here's Gene on the cover of the Tulsa entertainment guide Spot!
Dec 07 2009
The phrase "words can't describe it" has a whole new meaning when talking about a KISS concert. That certainly seems to be the case when it comes to Kiss' Alive 35 Tour which is currently touring around the US, and soon to be invading Europe. Kiss has made more than a career out of being in a rock band, they have made it a lifestyle with a cult following consisting of some of the most adoring and dedicated fans on the planet. Kiss defies exactly what it is to be in a rock band and their live show has always left fans in awe and amazement. From the fireworks and the flames to the spinning drum riser and rising stage sections, it's safe to say that Kiss is back.

To play in one of the biggest rock acts of all time means that you constantly have to be on top of your game at all times. It's easy to say that most players couldn't handle the constant drumming for 2 straight hours, a long drum solo, singing backup vocals on every song (and leads on 4), having explosions and fireworks constantly going off, and 20,000 people watching your every move.

Then again, not everyone can be like Eric Singer.
Dec 07 2009
ECKO GENE HOODIE CONTEST
Starting today, you can register to win one of two Marc Ecko Gene Simmons prize packs! Each pack features a Marc Ecko Gene Simmons hoodie sweatshirt autographed by the Demon himself, as well as a mystery KISS merchandise pack!

Visit ShopEcko.com to register.
Dec 06 2009
LET'S SAY THANKS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
We'd like to remind everyone to remember our troops serving our country this holiday season. If you visit www.LetsSayThanks.com, you can select a free greeting card. Xerox will print it and send it to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq.

We feel it would be amazing if the entire KISS Army did this to support our soldiers! It is free, and it only takes a second. Whether you are for or against the war, our soldiers over there need to know we are behind them, and your small gesture can say so much.

Thanks for taking to time to support our military!
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