Nov 26 2009
Los Angeles concert is first live Facebook concert broadcast

By Phyllis Pollack
The Examiner

Last night's Kiss concert in Los Angeles was the first concert to be broadcast live on Facebook. The scene at L.A.'s Staples Center for the Kiss Alive 35 tour date was both deep with cameras that were shooting the band, as well as the audience for the Facebook broadcast. The band's rhythm guitarist Paul Stanley pointed to sections of the audience, where cameras would focus on them. Each section of fans would cheer loudly as they were being filmed, while the band would conjure the same antics that made them an attraction more than three decades ago. The band is currently promoting their Sonic Boom album, released on October 6. The double disc, which also features a DVD, is their 19th release, was recorded at Conway Studios in Los Angeles.
Nov 26 2009
STAPLES CENTER PHOTOS
Check out these awesome photos taken by Ricky Lovas last night in Los Angeles.
Nov 26 2009
ERIC AND GENE ON ESPN
Eric and Gene stopped by ESPN last night before the Staples Center concert to help count down the SportsCenter highlights of the day. Check it out!

Nov 26 2009
TICKETS FOR IN MADRID
Hi KISS,

Proudly, I was the first person to get KISS tickets for upcoming Madrid-Spain concert!!

I can't wait for the show!

Best,
Javier Rueda

LETTERS
Nov 26 2009
PALMS PREPARES FOR
Hey KISS, I was at The Palms in Las Vegas last night and noticed that the front desk is ready for your arrival..!

- Doug

LETTERS
Nov 26 2009
THANKSGIVING MESSAGE FROM
HAPPY THANKSGIVING

As you celebrate Thanksgiving today, please take a moment to think of all you can be thankful for. We can all stop and count our blessings, let those we love know our feelings and make a commitment to help those less fortunate.
Nov 26 2009
BRINGS 'SONIC BOOM' TO EUROPE
Promising a show tailored for Euro audiences, the band's first concerts in U.K. arenas in 11 years, and its first-ever gig in Slovakia, KISS launches "Sonic Boom Over Europe: From The Beginning To The Boom" May 7 in Dublin at the O2.

Fans will get plenty of chances to see their costumed heroes in action. Running through June 27 when the band plays the Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium, the tour includes stops in Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Finland, Austria, Norway, Czech Republic, France and the Netherlands.

U.K. dates include May 9 in Glasgow at the SECC; May 10 at the Manchester Evening News Arena; May 11 in Birmingham at the LG Arena and May 13 in London at Wembley Arena.

Then it's on to the continent for May 16 in Zurich at Hallenstadion, May 17 at the Geneva Arena; May 18 in Milan at Mediolanum Forum and May 20 in Vienna at Stadthalle. Other dates and cities include Ostrava (May 21); Berlin (May 26); Bratislava (May 29); Stockholm June 12 and Madrid (June 22).
Nov 26 2009
By ALAN SCULLEY - For the North County Times

The previous Kiss studio album, "Psycho Circus," did little to prove that the band still had creative life in it.

The disc was billed as the return of the original Kiss, since it came in the midst of the reunion of guitarist/singer Paul Stanley and bassist/singer Gene Simmons with the two other original members, guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss. "Psycho Circus," though, ended up being a lackluster effort on a musical level, and far less than advertised when it came to being called a triumphant return of the classic Kiss lineup.

Instead, Frehley and Criss hardly played on that 1998 CD, with studio musicians handling what ostensibly were their parts. The band also had several outside writers contribute to roughly half of the songs.

So Kiss had something to prove when the band decided last year that it wanted to make a new studio CD. For one thing, this was a new lineup for Kiss, with guitarist Tommy Thayer making his full-fledged debut, and drummer Eric Singer, who since 1996 has been the band's drummer whenever Criss wasn't in the lineup, back on board.
Nov 26 2009
The spectacle and 'Sonic Boom' are in full force.

By Steve Appleford
Photo by Rob Grabowski

The KISS Army shows no signs of surrender in 2009. Nearly four decades after the pop-metal quartet first emerged amid fireballs and kabuki makeup, the fans still come. And they bring fresh recruits in the form of teens and toddlers, many in the same black-and-white face paint.

In the lobby of the Honda Center in Anaheim on Tuesday, veteran fans watched the parade as they awaited KISS' explosive arrival onstage.

"This is huge! KISS is my whole life," declared Robert Edmondson, 43, of Monrovia. His smiling face was painted in the style of "The Demon," worn by singer-bassist Gene Simmons. He had a long, black wig over his hairless scalp. "My mom took me to a concert in '77 and I flipped. I wanted to be Gene Simmons. Look at me," he added, rolling out a long tongue. "We have something in common."
Nov 26 2009
ARMY... YOU LOOK GREAT!
Here's the KISS Army at the Honda Center in Anaheim Tuesday Night!

Photos by Kevin Sullivan / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Nov 26 2009
PHOTOS FROM ANAHEIM
Here are a few photos from KISS' Anaheim show on Tuesday.

Photos by Kevin Sullivan / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Nov 26 2009
By GUSTAVO TURNER

It's not an unfamiliar L.A. story.

Paul Stanley is co-founder and part-owner of an endlessly diversifying entertainment company called KISS. As "The Starchild," he sings, plays rhythm guitar and writes songs for the band. There's a new album to promote, Sonic Boom, which Stanley's really proud of, and a world tour that brought him to Staples Center last night.

Born in the middle of the baby boom, Stanley Eisen turned 12 when the Beatles played The Ed Sullivan Show. He grew up in Queens, New York, and attended the High School of Music and Art, alma mater of entertainers, hip designers, real-life Mad Men and MAD magazine luminaries. Stanley studied art there, though he also dabbled in rhythm guitar and was under the heavy sway of those first, unstoppable Zeppelin albums.

Nov 25 2009
ON ESPN TONIGHT
KISS will be on ESPN's Sport Center tonight at 10 PM (PST) / 1 AM (EST).
Nov 25 2009
LIVE ON FACEBOOK TONIGHT!


Bud Light Golden Wheat presents the legendary rockers KISS ( www.kissonline.com) on Facebook via a Ustream streaming link live from tonight's show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 9 pm PST.

Users can watch and interact by visiting the official KISS Facebook page at facebook.com/KISS or on Ustream at www.ustream.tv/channel/kiss-live to connect with other KISS fans for a personal chat and live video experience in real-time during the show.
Nov 25 2009
BACKSTAGE IN ANAHEIM WITH BRUCE
Thanks to Bruce Kulick for sending us these backstage photos from last night's Anaheim concert. It was great seeing our friend, at the show!

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Bruce on KISS' Show:

I had an amazing time at the KISS show in Anaheim last night! Was treated royally by the band and crew, and had access everywhere. Caught the sound check and they were loud and TIGHT. The show was awesome, and the crowd definitely ate it up.

Bruce Kulick

Visit Bruce at www.kulick.net
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