Oct 05 2009
Chris Alexander MUSICK NEWS

Last night, Toronto had their eyeballs bitch slapped and their ears blissfully abused by the living breathing rock spectacle circus known as KISS. It was a classic stadium rock spectacle to be sure but, man alive, did it get off to a surreal, almost cataclysmic start...

The sold out stands at the Air Canada Centre where jammed full of the faithful, many in traditional KISS character costume, three generations of cultists who have long held the band as more than just a band, but mythic superheroes. And like any superhero with his wings clipped, the opening of the show veered into tragedy that was almost Greek in its magnitude.
Oct 04 2009
OFFICIAL M&M'S - THIS WEEK AT WALMART
Here are the official KISS M&M's that are being sold exclusively at over 2800 Walmarts beginning this week. There are four different bags - Paul, Gene, Eric and Tommy! Each bag contains black, white, silver and red candies with band members faces imprinted on the M&M's! The KISS M&M's are part of Walmart's KISS Korners, which will feature CDs, blankets, trading cards, and other cool KISS items!
Oct 04 2009
By Jeff Broddle

The story that has been told and retold, of the rock band KISS visiting Cadillac in 1975 at the invitation of the Cadillac High School football team, will be retold again, this time by the cable sports network ESPN.

Vikings football coach Jim Webb confirmed Friday that an ESPN crew asked permission to film the homecoming game Friday night. The crew also filmed part of the homecoming parade.

Webb said the players were "pumped" to hear the news that ESPN would be on the sidelines for the game.

"I told the players, in case they needed a little more motivation than homecoming, that some of them might be on national TV," Webb said.
Oct 04 2009
KING OF THE NIGHT TIME WORLD CLIP
Fan-filmed clip of "King Of The Night Time World" from Mohegan Sun last night.

Oct 04 2009
Interview with William Vaughan of Splashlight about his involvement with the KISS M&Ms advertisements.

Who was this image created for?

The illustration was created for BBDO Worldwide's Inner M&M campaign, which runs in magazines worldwide. In the past, Splashlight created M&M characters of sportscasters Howie Long and Jimmy Johnson for a Super Bowl-themed advertisement. They also created M&M characters of country music stars Brooks and Dunn.

How long did it take to create the artwork?

It took about a week to model the characters and their props, and another week for lighting and surfacing. The details in the boots and guitars took the longest to model, as it was important to capture every detail. As usual, we used subdivision modeling to keep the polygon count as low as possible, both for rendering speed and maximum flexibility. We used another month for revisions involving both LightWave and Photoshop.

Oct 04 2009
KISS Live instant USB Wristband and 2-CD-Sets are available now!

Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer und Eric Singer are celebrate the 35 year history of one of the biggest rock bands of all times on a tour across North America.

Most shows of the KISS Alive/35 US Tour 2009 are being exclusively recorded by Concert Online.

The audio recording are be available as a USB leather wristband with a KISS metal buckle. An absolute must-have item for every KISS fan!

In addition an instant live CD set, consisting of 2 CDs in Collector's Box.

USB wristbands and CDs can be purchased right at the venue of each concert!

YOUR VERY OWN KISS LIVE EXPERIENCE

Concert Online exclusively records each show of the KISS ALIVE 35 Tour in North America. To ensure maximum quality, all tracks are recorded live and are mixed with state-of-the-art recording technology by Concert Online.
Oct 04 2009
SONIC BOOM RELEASE PARTY IN HOLLAND
Yesterday evening, Roadrunner records organized the first Sonic Boom release party in Europe. The album was received with a Boom! Dutch tribute band Kiss on the Rocks (www.kissontherocks.com) performed a blistering live set, including the new single Modern Day Delilah. Give-aways provided by Kiss and Roadrunner included Paul Stanley guitars, proof prints of the album, cd's and huge canvas prints of the album cover.

Here is a picture of the Roadrunner Europe crew with Kiss on the Rocks. Europe loves the new album!
Oct 04 2009
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By Clark Collins

KISS haven't gotten any subtler in the 11 years since their last studio album ("Baby, feel my tower of power!" declares Gene Simmons on "Hot And Cold.") And why should they? There's no denying the pleasingly hook-laden nature of such anthemic rockers as Boom's "Stand" and "Modern Day Delilah." This Walmart-only three-disc set -- which includes a CD of rerecorded hits and a live DVD -- should remind Hall of Fame voters that the recent nominees deserve consideration for far more than just Simmons' fire-breathing abilities.

Oct 04 2009
SHOUT IT OUT LOUD CLIP FROM MOHEGAN SUN
Fan-filmed clip of "Shout It Out Loud" from Mohegan Sun last night.

Oct 04 2009
IS EVERYWHERE!
I was watching NCAA football yesterday on one of the ESPN networks and Kiss was featured as part of a "prep for commercial" programming package. "All For the Glory" was noted onscreen along with the album title "Sonic Boom" and "Kiss." The music went well with the visual package of amazing football heroics shown.

I thought it would be good to mention this - you may already know about it.

I visit your site several times a week and enjoy the presentation and content you offer to Kiss fans like me.

John Hall
Murfreesboro, TN

LETTERS
Oct 04 2009
1976 CLIP OF FLAMING YOUTH
WOW...KISS performing "Flaming Youth" in London Ontario April 1976.

Oct 03 2009
"I LOVE IT LOUD" CLIP FROM TORONTO
Here's a great fan-filmed clip of "I Love It Loud" from KISS' Toronto show last night!

Oct 03 2009
Posted By BRIAN THOMPSON
Photo By Terry Wilson

The lights go down. A low and steady tone rumbles from the amplifiers. Legions of fans, known as the KISS Army, leap to their feet as a roar of excitement fills the air at the John Labatt Centre last Tuesday night.

A booming voice says the familiar words that have signalled the beginning of every KISS concert. Words that many fans heard for the first time when they purchased the band's landmark 1975 live album Alive: "You wanted the best, and you got the best. The hottest band in the world -KISS"

KISS co-founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, and lead guitarist Tommy Thayer, rise through the stage floor as white smoke spews over the stage. Drummer Eric Singer is in place behind a massive kit perched atop an eight-foot tall KISS logo. Stanley and Simmons show no signs of slowing down as they approach their 60s. Stanley struts and leaps impossibly high in seven-inch platform boots, and Simmons's gyrations, lizard-like tongue-wagging, and Chesire cat grin make it obvious he's still having a lot of fun.

"Are you getting what you came for?" asks Stanley.
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