Nov 28 2009
Here's an interview Tommy did to promote the Staples Center Show.

Westlake Village native lives the Kiss dream

By Bill Locey
Lead guitarist Tommy Thayer, an 805 native and "the new guy," discussed the latest, including this impending home game gig.

So evidently, you have the duty. How many phoners do you have to do a day?

Not that many, maybe one or two here and there because everyone in the band does interviews.

So they're not just torturing the new guy?

Naw. Gene and Paul like to talk too much, so they’re not going to let that happen.

How's the Kiss biz treating you?

Well, without sounding typical or cliche, it's going better than we could even imagine.
Nov 28 2009
Check out these kids rocking like KISS at an amateur talent show!

Nov 27 2009
By John Katsilometes
Excerpted from Las Vegas Sun

KISS, indefatigable glam/rock pioneers who spawned a billion Halloween costumes and its own teenage army, returns to Las Vegas on Saturday night for a show at Pearl Theater at the Palms. This fall, the band, powered still by founding members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, released its first studio album in 11 years, "Sonic Boom."

This week the Las Vegas Sun corralled the 57-year-old KISS vocalist and guitarist as the band prepared for a show in Anaheim, Calif., this week. Following is the conversation as our BlackBerry chimed with Stanley's eagerly awaited call:

"Hello, this is Paul Stanley."

"Excellent. Where are you calling from?"

"Anaheim, getting ready for a show here."
Nov 27 2009

I took my 7 year old daughter Olivia to her first concert, KISS at the Key Arena in Seattle. It was almost 30 years to the day that I sat in the same section to see KISS in 1979. To be able to see the band again, but this time through the eyes of my little girl was truly something special. It is a memory that she and I will share for ever.

Thank you! Paul

Nov 27 2009
Rock legends Kiss return to Birmingham NEC next year when they play the LG Arena in support of their spectacular new album, Sonic Boom.

The face-painted rock superheroes, riding on the crest of a wave after a stunning performance at Download in 2008 and the seemingly never-ending Alive 35 world tour, arrive at the LG Arena on Tuesday May 11, 2010. Tickets go on sale at 9am this Friday, November 27..

In typical bombastic Kiss style, the tour goes by the title of "Sonic Boom Over Europe: From The Beginning To The Boom", hinting at a setlist including nearly four decades of Kiss classics, right up to the new material, which deliberately evokes the spirit of the early Kiss albums.
Nov 27 2009
ROCK legends Kiss will slap on their make-up to play their first gig in Scotland for 17 years.

The US supergroup - Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer - are promising to put on the most spectacular show of their controversial career.

"This is the best Kiss's the biggest and most successful tour we've done," boasted guitarist Paul.

"You only have to come and see us to know this is as good as it gets."

Kiss have been wowing fans on the other side of the Atlantic with their new stage show based on this year's hit album, Sonic Boom.
Nov 27 2009
Tickets for the general public will go on sale this morning, Friday, November 27, for the following cities of the KISS 2010 Sonic Boom European Tour!

Dublin, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, London, Zurich, Geneva, Vienna, Ostrava, Berlin, Leipzig, Bratislava, Hamburg, Oberhausen, Stockholm, Malmo, Arnhem and Madrid.

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
Check out these awesome photos taken by Ricky Lovas last night in Los Angeles.
Nov 26 2009
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

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

I can't wait for the show!

Javier Rueda

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

- Doug

Nov 26 2009

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
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.
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