Dec 09 2009


By Rege Behe

Ginger Dickison is a special-effects artist with Spotlight Costumes, LLC, in the South Side. A native of Fresno, Calif., she came to Pittsburgh four years ago to study at the Tom Savini Special Makeup Effects School at the Douglas Education Center in Monessen.

Dickison has worked on stage productions of "Beauty and the Beast," "Sweeney Todd" and "A Christmas Carol," and on some independent film productions.

One of her specialties is replicating the makeup worn by KISS members during performances. Here are her tips for putting on one's best KISS face.

Dec 09 2009
"MODERN DAY DELILAH" PREMIERES ON YAHOO!
KISS's "Modern Day Delilah" music video premieres today on Yahoo!

You can also view the video throughout the day on the following Yahoo Networks:

- Yahoo! Music
- Yahoo! Entertainment
- Yahoo! Music Premiere
- Yahoo! Music Videos
- Yahoo! Movies Premieres
- Yahoo! Games Premieres
- Yahoo! TV Premieres
- Yahoo! Entertainment Premieres

Dec 09 2009
UK & IRELAND PREMIERE OF "DELILAH" VIDEO
MUZU TV will host the UK & Ireland online premiere of the long awaited "Modern Day Delilah" video on Wednesday 9th December. Head on over from lunchtime Wednesday to play the video on demand and also to check out a competition to win shirts, albums and for one lucky winner a SIGNED copy of the single!

The place to be is http://www.muzu.tv !
Dec 09 2009
Written by Ernie Osborn / Tulsa Today

Photo: Kevin Pyle

Additional KISS Tulsa Photos

Additonal Photos at On a bitterly cold night, KISS heated up the BOK Center in a big way. They proved why they have been billed as "The Hottest Band in the World".

Now into their late 40's, 50' and 60's they put on a show that establishes a benchmark for younger groups that may never be seen again. It was plain to see that they take the revenue they make from merchandising, album sales and touring and pour it back into their live shows.
Dec 09 2009
KOMPENDIUM SWEEPSTAKES
KISS Kompendium Sweepstakes

One Grand Prize Winner will win an autographed copy of the KISS Kompendum and a copy of the new KISS album, Sonic Boom. Four runners-up will receive a free copy of the KISS Kompendum. Click here to see complete rules and enter the contest.

CLICK HERE to enter the KISS KOMPENDIUM SWEEPSTAKES

In '77, blood from each member of the rock band KISS was drawn by a registered nurse and poured into vats of red ink used for printing the band's first comic book. It was created by Marvel legend Stan Lee and was the beginning of a hugely successful KISS comic book franchise. All are now out of print.

Now, for the first time, the KISS Kompendium combines the most breathtaking KISS comic books into a lush oversized collector's compilation. Brought to life by graphic illustrations as riveting and hardcore as the band's real-life fire-breathing line-up, the Demon (Gene Simmons), Starchild (Paul Stanley), and the other band members' superhero alter egos defeat evil in over 1200 pages of stunning KISS comics!

This is a book authorized by KISS. KISS founding members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have contributed the forewords to this. The book also includes exclusive never-before-seen backstage photos from KISS' newest tour along with commentary by the band-members.

This is a must-have for every KISS fan eagerly awaiting the band's new album, their first in over 10 years, and a perfect holiday gift for comic-book lover to pour over time and time again.

The KISS Kompendium, over 1,200 pages of KISS comics - is on sale now - is available for pre-order at
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, WalMart and wherever books are sold.
Dec 09 2009
MY BIRTHDAY CAKE
KISS!

Here's my 40th birthday cake my wife had made for me. Next night was KISS in Oakland. Great way to spend a birthday!

Best,
Brad Langford

LETTERS
Dec 09 2009
CHANDLER ROCKS AS GENE
KISS,

My 9 year old son, Chandler, has been playing guitar now for about 2 years. In his lessons he has learned a couple of KISS songs and he would like to play one for his school talent show this year. We were discussing what could make his performance better and he thought that dressing up as a member of the band would be fun, not to mention theatrical. So...to practice he decided to make that his Halloween costume this year to see if he could pull it off. Needless to say, we thought that the results were AWESOME (as did many people) and so we were prompted to share. Hope you enjoy all of our hard work.

Your fan, Elizabeth (and Chandler, too)

LETTERS
Dec 09 2009
IS EVERYWHERE!
ERIC SINGER KNOWS WATCHES!

This fan shot video of Eric backstage in Tampa talking watches was posted on the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors web site.



Dec 09 2009
AT THE ORACLE
Photo by Misha Vladimirskiy

Spin spoke with Photographer Misha Vladimirskiy about photographing KISS:

Shooting a reconstituted KISS (Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer have replaced original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss) was a far cry from the small-scale shows that Vladimirskiy often shoots. "It's a lot different than seeing an indie guy look at the floor." Is it better? "Musically, I can't say. But for a photographer, absolutely it is."
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!*

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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.
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