Nov 25 2009
By Jim Ousley

Is it really possible for a band to reclaim its legendary past with a new album nearly 40 years into its career? Members of the KISS Army were speculating on this once news hit that the band was recording its first album in eleven years, the appropriately titled Sonic Boom. After all, the band's last recording (1998's Psycho Circus) left many wondering if the kabuki-faced rockers still had enough musical firepower to blow their fans' minds.

Well, as it turns out, KISS has delivered a slam dunk of an album. Strong enough to make both fans and detractors want to rock and roll over, the Paul Stanley-produced disc is just what the doctor ordered. What makes Sonic Boom particularly unique is the sense that the band really got back in touch with early influences like Slade and Humble Pie to create an album in the classic KISS tradition. There are no ballads, no keyboards, no co-writers, and no attempts at a big radio hit. What we do have is the sense that the band really did play together and play off of each other, giving the music a big-time shot of energy and fun.
Nov 25 2009
LIVE VIDEO CLIPS FROM ANAHEIM
Check out these fan-filmed clips of "Shock Me" and "Black Diamond" from Anaheim!
Nov 25 2009
PAUL'S HOLIDAY WISH
Holiday Gift: For the troops

Kiss guitarist Paul Stanley had an unexpected wish: "What I'd like for Christmas is for all the men and women who serve this country to be given the care, respect ... that they are long overdue and deserve in ways we couldn't possibly repay."
Nov 25 2009
by Larry Rodgers
The Arizona Republic

Kiss co-founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have been rock-and-rolling all night and partying every day for 35 years.

This year the group has been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and continues to fill arenas with fans of all ages.

After a falling-out with original lead guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss, Simmons and Stanley are soldiering on, making millions more through concerts, a new album ("Sonic Boom") and the most extensive product licensing in the history of rock. (Newest item: Kiss Mr. Potato Head.)

Simmons, who still wears full make-up and a costume onstage, called to talk about the band's Alive 35 tour (in Glendale on Tuesday, Dec. 1) and performing at 60.
Nov 25 2009
ARMY, YOU LOOK GREAT!
Check out these KISS Army members dressed to kill at at this weekend's Fresno and Oakland shows!

Photos by Keith Leroux and Kevin Gladden for KISSonline.
Nov 25 2009
ARMY, YOU LOOK GREAT - PART 2!
Here are some more KISS Army members rocking out at at this weekend's Fresno and Oakland shows!

Photos by Keith Leroux and Kevin Gladden for KISSonline.
Nov 25 2009
MY BIRTHDAY CAKE
Hi KISS,

I wanted to share a piece of my birthday with my favorite band! It took me 42 years to order a KISS cake..I think it was well worth the wait!

Best,
Rita Zaslavsky

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Nov 25 2009
ARMY, YOU LOOK GREAT - PART 3!
And... even more KISS Army members rocking out at at this weekend's Fresno and Oakland shows!

Photos by Keith Leroux and Kevin Gladden for KISSonline.
Nov 25 2009
VIDEO OF TOMMY'S SOLO IN PORTLAND
Check out this fan-filmed clip of Tommy's guitar solo, playing to a packed house in his hometown of Portland!

Nov 24 2009
ARMY EUROPEAN TOUR PRE-SALE
KISS ARMY FAN CLUB PRESALE STARTS WEDNESDAY, 11/25 FOR 2010 EUROPEAN TOUR!

KISS are set to bring their new "Sonic Boom Over Europe: From the Beginning To the Boom" tour to Europe in Summer 2010 and KISS Army fan club members have exclusive access to the KISS Army presale! While utilizing elements of "KISS Alive 35", "Sonic Boom Over Europe: From The Beginning To The Boom" will be a fresh, new show tailored to the band's European fans and showcasing the brand new "Sonic Boom" album.

Check out the KISSONLINE tour page and access the exclusive KISS Army fan club presale for 22 shows beginning this Wednesday, November 25 at 10am local venue time.

If you're not already a member of the KISS Army fan club and you want access to some of the best seats in the house on the 2010 European tour, JOIN THE KISS ARMY FAN CLUB NOW!

LIVE WEBCAST ON FACEBOOK THIS WEDNESDAY, 11/25!

On November 25, 2009, KISS will perform to a global audience when their show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles is streamed live on Facebook. This one off event will be unique chance for European fans to see the "KISS Alive 35" show before it changes for the European run - the perfect warm up to the must see tour of 2010.
Nov 24 2009
VIDEO CLIP OF ""DEUCE" IN OAKLAND
Here's a fan-filmed clip of "Deuce" live in Oakland on Sunday!

Nov 24 2009
REMEMBERING ERIC CARR
Sadly, today is the 18th anniversary of the death of our beloved friend Eric Carr.

We all miss and remember Eric for his devotion to his fans and his dedication and belief in KISS. He was a ferocious drummer with a gentle spirit. We all lost him way too soon.

Here's a clip of Eric Carr singing Black Diamond in Sydney'80.:




Nov 24 2009
Kevin Waschuk scored a big coup for garage guitarists everywhere who fantasize about playing with their favourite rock band.

The Red Deer resident and KISS fanatic got a once-in-a-lifetime chance to play guitar with Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and the boys, when the KISS musicians did a sound check before their Nov. 12 Calgary concert.

Waschuk recalled the surreal experience of standing on the Saddledome stage, playing Cold Gin and Detroit Rock City with KISS members, before they donned their studded costumes, big boots and pancake makeup. "It was a very laid-back casual thing, but I was anxious, nervous, excited..." he said.

The moment when KISS guitarist Stanley gave his playing an approving look, Waschuk knew his eight years of guitar lessons were worth it.
Nov 24 2009
ARMY, YOU LOOK GREAT!
Check out this montage of fan photos taken during the past week's KISS shows!

Photos by Dean Snowden for KISSonline.
Nov 24 2009
AUSTRALIAN FANS CELEBRATE BIRTHDAY
Some fans will use even a birthday as a reason to dress up as KISS! Here's our group of friends that went as KISS to our friend Milena's birthday party!

Veronique Willing

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