Dec 27 2009
SEE YOU IN STOCKHOLM!
Hello KISS!

Since I was a kid I've been listening to your music. I wasn't that kind of girl who listened to Spice Girls... Instead I was headbanging to your music. Now I'm the happiest person on earth... I AM GOING TO SEE YOU LIVE THIS SUMMER!!!! Love you :)

Zoofie

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Dec 27 2009
SOCK MONKEY
Hey Fellow KISS Army members,

I just thought I would share a picture of a gift my talented wife, Kathleen, made for me this Christmas. She makes Sock Monkeys for people all the time, but this time she got her inspiration from "The Hottest Band In The World". Check out this Starchild Sock Monkey to add to my Kiss Kollection. Hope you all had a great Christmas too.

Rock on!

Andre Sparkes

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Dec 26 2009
AND SONIC BOOM: SIMPLY THE BEST
By Petr Koral

Sonic Boom: Everything is exactly in place -- vision and music. Despite the fact that Kiss is once again playing "classic rock," in essence it's not entirely recognizeable as such either visually or musically. Eric Singer, although several classes' better a drummer than Peter Criss, reasonably stands in the background and is not an exhibitionist - and new guitarist Tommy Thayer? His solos are almost as if he was an identical twin to Ace Frehley.

This album, heralded as a "return to Kiss' golden sound," was not just an advertising proclamation. It did become - with, of course, a much more modern sound - pure reality. Kiss typically wants to rock with chants and big stadium choruses, but sometimes a song with poignant character will pop up (Stand.) And while sometimes over-the-top, a brilliant, crisp hard rock song sneaks in too (I'm An Animal) Songs dealing with, simply put, the objectification of women as eternal man-rocker-conquering you'll get far in abundance. And so it probably should be. Fans will appreciate "Danger Us" operating almost like a younger daughter of the famous smash "Detroit Rock City."

As you hear at the opening of each Kiss concert: "You wanted the best? You got the best," in its genre, Kiss really still is the best.
Dec 26 2009
IS EVERYWHERE!
The Year-End Double Issue of Entertainment Weekly features a page dedicated to (icon) MATH. It says 2009's most intriguing stars respresent the surprising sums of some well-known parts. Gene was used in the formula to come up with Russell Brand.

Bill France
Dec 26 2009
PAUL STANLEY NUTCRACKER
Thought I'd share the latest KISS creation I received for Christmas from my sister Sherri.

Happy Paulidays!

Steve Ponchaud

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Dec 25 2009
MERRY MAS!
BEST WISHES TO THE GREATEST FANS

Very best wishes to all in the KISS family. We hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday Season. Be safe!

Paul, Eric, Tommy & Gene

Pictured is the actual card that KISS sent out for the holidays this year!
Dec 24 2009
PHOTO AMONG WORKS OF THE YEAR!
This photo of Gene Simmons made the top 10 list of Washington Post photographer Richard A. Lipski's favorite works of the year! The photo was taken at KISS' Washington, DC show in October.
Dec 24 2009
SNEAK PEEK OF NEW SCOOTER
Check out the cool new KISS Scooter from licensee Crossrunner.

Stay tuned to KISSonline for more details soon!
Dec 24 2009
TOMMY AD IN GUITAR REVIEW
Hello KISS FANS,

I just wanted to share this with all. Tommy is in a Hughes and Kettner / Tommy Thayer Signature Edition Duotone Amplifier ad in the 2010 Holiday Guitar Review Guide.

Michael L. Aldana

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Dec 23 2009
SONIC BOOM #1 ROCK ALBUM OF 2009
KISS' Sonic Boom album has been voted the #1 Rock Album of 2009 by the listeners of 'The Rock Show' on Sunshine FM in the UK!

'The Rock Show' is hosted by Jeff Collins, and every December features a Top 30 Rock Albums of the year show.

#1 KISS - Sonic Boom

It's the 70's all over again! Big killer riffs and booming choruses - KISS are back.

They've followed their awesome appearance at Download with an album, which takes rock back to its raw and raucous best.
Dec 23 2009
BANDIT ROCK LOVES !
KISS!

Bandit Rock in Sweden will be the official radio station for the two Sonic Boom Over Europe shows in Sweden this summer! As you can tell from the picture, Bandit Rock DJ:s Antonina Kobylinski and Fredrik Stenberg are already gearing up and getting ready to rumble! In the picture you can also see a newspaper outtake from the Unmasked tour back in 1980. It says "KISS - are they dangerous? Sex, blood and violence - Expressen at the premiere."

Bandit Rock 104.8 in Goteborg, Sweden recently did an interview with the Demon himself! The Bandit Rock KISSmas Special featuring Gene Simmons will air December 23rd at 6 pm CET (Central European Time). You will be able to catch the show through the web radio broadcast - www.bandit1048.com.

Fredrik Stenberg
Dec 23 2009
MY JACKET
Dear KISS,

Thought you would like to see this picture of my leather jacket. I have just finished painting it with the KISS Army logo on the sleeve and a full size picture on the back. Hope you like it!

Looking forward to seeing you in London on May 13th.. I've been a fan since 1978 and must say that Sonic Boom ROCKS!!!

Thanks,
John Joyner

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Dec 22 2009
NAVY SEALS FAN VIDEO
Thank you for the chance to meet you guys backstage in San Diego. You guys haven't lost a step. It might have been the best concert I've been to since my last KISS concert in Philly (where I'm from.) It was a BLAST!

I hope you get a chance to see this video I gave you of Navy SEALS doing their best KISS impersonation in Basrah, Iraq!

- Keith Jones

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Dec 22 2009
PHOTOS FROM VISIT TO BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
Rock band members of KISS Gene Simmons and Eric Singer spoke to the kids at Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills with a message to stay away from alcohol, drugs and bad people.

Photos by SGVN/Staff Photo by Walt Mancini/SXCity
Dec 22 2009
IS EVERYWHERE!
Hi KISS!!

Who would have thought it....a Gene Simmons waiter in front of the Legends Bar, north of the town of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye, Belize.

KISS truly is everywhere!!

Bill Moore

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