Aug 15 2009
MY TESTAMENT TO
Hi KISS,

Here is a living testament for me to KISS. The band made a difference in my life. My custom airbrushed Ibanez RGT42DXBP features a KISS Dynasty motif. Dynasty is my favorite recording from the band. This artwork was done by JEFF RICH of RCA GUITARS, who did more than an amazing job for me. I feel lucky that I found an artist that was able to do this design with such detail.

KISS - thanks for changing my life and for changing the lives of millions of people all over the world!

Ray Gayo

LETTERS click here
Aug 14 2009
THIS DAY IN TORY 2007
KISS released their KISSOLOGY Volume 2 DVD set on August 14, 2007. Volume 2 1978-1991 is an expanded 3 disc set that boasts nearly 7 hours of rare or never-before-seen footage featuring notorious television interviews, KISS music videos and live concert footage.

Three separate bonus discs were sold only with the initial first pressings at select retailers.

The bonus discs contain:
The Largo, MD show from the Dynasty tour (sold only at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club)

The New York Ritz Club show from the Crazy Nights tour (sold only at Best Buy)

The Tokyo show from the Crazy Nights tour (sold everywhere except the aforementioned retailers)

KISSOLOGY Volume 2 debuted at #1 on the charts and was certified 6X Platinum.
Aug 14 2009
LATEST IN COLLECTIBLES
Check out these great new KISS Skins for iPods, iPhones and laptops! The KISS removable and reusable skins are available with the KISS logo, Love Gun and Rock and Roll Over artwork. These skins are made from premium grade 3M vinyl and adhesive technology so they apply easily and remove without leaving any residue. Also, a high gloss over laminate, which adds durability and a photo quality finish to is added to these skins.

CLICK here to order the KISS Skins
Aug 13 2009
What do you get when you combine Washburn Guitars, Boogie Street and Rock's FINEST frontman ever? Well... you could get a lot of things!! But, in this case - you get the FINEST electric guitar deal on the market today!

That's right, KISS legend Paul Stanley is working with Washburn Guitars and Boogie Street to bring you the Paul Stanley PS7000 Preacher Guitar Promotion! EXCLUSIVE to BSG!

So - why is this Guitar Promo the market's finest?

Well, how about this. The Beautiful Paul Stanley designed Washburn PS7000 Preacher guitar finished in Honeyburst. A final inspection and set up by one of the industry's finest guitar tech's, Fred Kowalo. A Washburn USA hardshell Preacher case. A Washburn Paul Stanley thickly padded 'gig bag'. A custom metal etched PS7000 truss rod cover. A large Washburn/BSG Paul Stanley vinyl dealer banner. A Boogie Street Guitars T-shirt. Free UPS Ground/Insured shipping anywhere in the cont. 48 states.

Oh yeah...how about we throw in a Certificate of Authenticity...hand signed by Paul!
Aug 13 2009
AND THE WINNERS ARE...
KISS reached out the KISS Army and the design community to create original KISS artwork and compete for the best prizes around: Cash, KISS merchandise, a Meet & Greet with the band AND the ultimate KISS collectible...a print of their own design autographed by the band.

Fans responded in a big way, producing over 500 original designs in just three weeks!

Thousands of votes and comments later, the designs were presented to KISS. With some insight and input from DesignByHumans, these three designs were chosen as the winners of the KISS 2009 T-Shirt Design Contest.

Thanks to all those who participated in the contest!

CLICK HERE to visit the DesignByHumans KISS Page and purchase these great new KISS T-shirts
Aug 12 2009
/ M&M's AD CAMPAIGN UPDATE
The KISS / M&M's ad appears in the latest issues of Rolling Stone, People, Entertainment Weekly and Family Circle. These issues are currently on newsstands everywhere! The ad will continue to run in issues of TV Guide, USA Weekend, Sports Illustrated, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes & Garden, and other major magazines through October.

Limited edition KISS M&M's will be released in October!
Aug 12 2009
IS EVERYWHERE!
Check out the KISS Tribute band in this European car safety commercial!

Thanks to Maarten Bijnens for sending us the clip.

Aug 11 2009
LATEST IN COLLECTIBLES
Check out these just-approved KISS Rings from licensee Schuman Design of Germany. The KISS Rings will be sold soon in Austria, Germany and Switzerland through Amazon and Ebay. Retail price will be around $24.00.
Aug 10 2009
Here are some excerpts from a recent Deuce News interview with Michael Doret, designer of the classic "Rock N Roll Over" album cover. Michael's latest design, the brand new KISS Album cover will be premiered soon on KISSONLINE!

(DN) I am perfectly aware that such definition is way beyond complete as You are among the best designers around and that your art can be seen everywhere, but..you know, we are so next to the D-Day to see the new KISS album title and cover revealed that...

(Michael) I would like more than anything right now to share with you what I did for the new cover. I am very excited about it because I think it is among the very best of my work. But an agreement is an agreement: I gave my word to Paul that I would not reveal anything before the "official" release of information, and I am a man of my word.
Aug 09 2009
TAYLOR SWIFT ES KEITH URBAN
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!!!

Taylor Swift and her band play a hilarious prank on Keith Urban during their concert last night at the Sprint Center on Saturday (August 8) in Kansas City, Missouri.

Hi Gene,

Saturday night on our last night opening for Keith Urban, we played a prank on him. During his hit song, "Kiss a Girl", Taylor (Ace), myself (Gene), Amos (Paul), and Grant (Peter) came out in full KISS regalia. Our backup singers Caitlin and Liz along with our FOH engineer Russell were dressed up as Hershey kisses and tossed them out into the crowd. It was a lot of fun and it was captured on this video from YouTube. Thought you might enjoy it.

P.S. Thanks again for the birthday call in May!

Sincerely,
Paul Sidoti
-guitarist for Taylor Swift

Aug 09 2009
ROCK N ROLL CHORUS AT COFFEEHOUSE
Check out 'The Rock N Roll Chorus' performing "Tears Are Falling" at the KISS Coffeehouse in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Aug 08 2009
By Doug Cataldo for KISSONLINE.com

Hot off the success of the sold-out debut KISS Ikons trading card set from Press Pass, collectors can now enjoy 360 degrees of the Hottest Band in the World. The second KISS release from Press Pass contains a 90-card base set, 4 insert sets and multiple parallel series to chase. A huge part of what makes KISS larger than life is their theatrical and visual show, and Press Pass delivers with a dazzling dip into the bombastic KISSnation.

This time around they’ve developed some stunning acetate and lenticular inserts collections and they included signatures from all four original members. You could find a single card containing the autographs of Gene, Paul, Ace and Peter. There are also memorabilia cards of not only Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, but beloved drummer Eric Carr. A box of KISS 360° is priced at $79.00.

To cover the entire career of KISS is quite an undertaking. They’ve been making KISStory since 1973. In 2009 they celebrated the 35th anniversary of their landmark recording KISS Alive! With an appearance on American Idol, the announcement of a new KISS CD and other significant milestones such as the introduction of KISS M&Ms, KISS Mr. Potato Heads and plans to launch another explosive tour, they continue to leave an unparalleled legacy in the world of rock and roll.
Aug 08 2009
IS EVERYWHERE!
Hey Guys!

Just thought I would share this with you. I attended the Ohio State Fair on Saturday night in Columbus, OH and found this huge painting of Gene and Paul on the outside of the Funhouse! Very cool...it caught my eye from a distance and it was definitely attracting attention of many other people at the fair.

Can't wait for the new record and tour!

Scott Carr

LETTERS click here
Aug 07 2009
The new KISS 360 Trading cards will be released next week!

Discover 360 degrees of KISS. From the exhilarating live shows to the crazy stories from the road, KISS 360 uncovers all aspects of the KISS legacy.

The 90-CARD BASE SET includes subsets such as The Demon Speaks, Unmasked, Behind Starry Eyes, Welcome to the Show, and Road Stories.

ROCK STAR RELICS features authentic memorabilia cards featuring items from Gene (autographed leather pants), Paul (autographed vests and a jumpsuit), and Eric Carr (autographed drumheads). Also look for dual Gene/Paul memorabilia cards (Pictured).

KISSignatures features cut signatures from Gene, Paul, Peter & Ace, including a quad cut signature card featuring autographs from all four original members.

TRANSFORMATION - a 6-card lenticular motion card insert

SNAPSHOTS – a unique plastic card insert featuring classic photos of the band

Also look for "BLOOD-SPITTING", "$" (hobby-only), "Dr. Love" (Wal-Mart), and "Kissed" (Target) base set parallels

CLICK HERE to visit Press Pass' Official KISS 360 Website
Aug 07 2009
THE PLATINUM EXPERIENCE WITH GENE SIMMONS, PAUL STANLEY, TOMMY THAYER AND ERIC SINGER.

By Mark Arnone
Photos by Bret Moiseff & Mark Arnone

When KISS says they will play anywhere, they mean it! On July 28th, 2009 KISS rocked California once again in support the of Alive 35 World Tour. Jamming for nearly two hours sticking close to the Alive 35 set list. KISS came out with their guns loaded with what seemed to be more pyrotechnics than usual. Maybe to compensate for the fact that, as Paul stated on-stage, couldn't levitate the drum set, fly for Love Gun or come down from the rafters. Some ticket holders were upgraded to better seating due to a pyrotechnics issue. Not bad! The stage was set up in the rodeo arena and most of the floor seating was there on the dirt, as were the cows, seriously. Remember it's a fair and the cows were to the left of the stage, smell and all. Some of those cows had a better vantage point than I did. Remember KISS will play anywhere for their fans and we thank them for that.

THE PLATINUM EXPERIENCE PACKAGE:

Autographed 8 x 10, 2 personal photos with the band, KISS laminate, Alive 35 guitar picks, Mini KISS poster, KISS Tour Book, Alive 35 T-Shirt & $50 coupon for the online KISS store!

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