Oct 31 2009
GETS KEYS TO THE CITY OF TAMPA
Hi KISS!!

My name is Santiago Corrada and I am the Neighborhood Services Administrator and work for the Mayor of Tampa, the Honorable Pam Iorio. I have been a loyal member of the KISS Army for over thirty years, have met you in the past and have one of those famous KISS rooms.

This past Wednesday before the concert at the St. Pete Times Forum, I had the pleasure of presenting you and the other members of KISS with the keys to the City of Tampa on behalf of our Mayor. Please see the picture from the presentation.

Again, thank you for coming to Tampa and putting on the greatest show on earth. Tampa loves KISS!!!

Sincerely,

Santiago C. Corrada

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Oct 31 2009
HONORED TO VISIT WARRIORS
I work for a local TV station in Augusta, Georgia, and have been a Kiss fan pretty much my entire life. Yesterday was an amazing day for me, as I got to meet Paul, Tommy, and Eric. It's been a dream of mine since I first bought "Lick It Up" at age 11. They stopped by the Norwood VA Center here in town and spent a good amount of time with people who are part of the Wounded Warriors Care Project of the CSRA.

It was a great pleasure to get to meet members of my favorite band and chat with them for a few minutes. But, what was even more awesome was to see how they interacted with people who put their lives on the line for our freedom. You could tell, KISS were the ones who were honored to be there and spend time with those special veterans.

I have been to many KISS shows, and have seen first-hand how the band salutes the military in their shows. But what I saw yesterday was a much deeper, more heartfelt salute. Taking time out of their busy touring schedule to stop in a town where they weren't scheduled to play, before jetting off to Nashville for last night's show, says a lot about the people behind the make-up, fireworks, and great music. I feel very lucky that my job allowed me a glimpse of that.

The Wounded Warrior Care Project is a great project here in Augusta, and it's nice to see it get some recognition from some huge celebrities. It was wonderful to see how excited the veterans were when Paul, Tommy, and Eric came into the room yesterday. But it was even more impressive to see how excited Paul, Tommy, and Eric were to be there. It was a wonderful moment that will certainly stay with those veterans the rest of their lives, and it is something I'll never forget either.

I'm glad I was lucky enough to be a "fly on the wall." I've always been a proud member of the KISS Army, but I've never been more proud than I am today. Thank you, KISS, for recognizing how important these wounded warriors are to our freedom and ability to do whatever we want. And thank you for spending some time with them. I have enclosed a photo of myself with Tommy Thayer.

Sincerely, Damon Putzier

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Oct 31 2009
IS EVERYWHERE... ON HALLOWEEN!
By Penny Parker

If you're flying on Southwest Airlines today, don't be spooked if you see Ben Franklin, the Statue of Liberty, Larry Bird or Julia Child along for the ride.

Southwest chief executive Gary Kelly is known to surprise passengers and employees with a costume every Halloween, and he practically makes the occasion a company holiday.

In past years, Kelly has masqueraded as Gene Simmons of the rock band Kiss.

Oct 30 2009
GUITAR HERO 5 TRACKS ANNOUNCED
Look for KISS to headline the Guitar Hero stage on November 19 with a three song track pack that's sure to satiate the KISS fan in everyone. The track pack will feature "Modern Day Delilah," the first single off their new album, Sonic Boom, "Lick It Up," the title track from their 1983 album, Lick it Up, and "I Was Made for Loving You," KISS's second Gold single.

KISS Track Packs will be available on 11/19/09 via Xbox Live Marketplace for Xbox 360 for 440 Microsoft Points, on the PlayStation Store for the PS3 for $5.49 and for Wii for 550 Wii Points. In addition, all songs in the KISS Track Pack will be released as downloadable singles for Xbox 360 for 160 Microsoft Points each, PS3 for $1.99 each and Wii for 200 Wii Points each.

While you wait, you can also rock out to KISS right now in GH5, which features "Shout It Out Loud!" For more information, visit www.guitarhero.com.
Oct 30 2009
By MITCHELL KLINE

The flames, lights and fog machine were installed this week, helping to make a home on Franklin's West Main Street look like a stage for one of rock's most sensational acts: KISS.

Every Halloween since 2001, Jondie and Rebecca Davis have decorated their house with a theme and invited friends to join them. West Main Street, with its large, historic and gothic-looking homes, has become a popular place for trick-or-treaters. Rebecca Davis said more than 1,800 kids came to their house for candy last year. She expects about 2,000 Saturday.

"It's become kind of bigger than life," she said. "Kids come back every year and say they remember what we did the year before. It's become a lot of fun for us."

Past themes have included Sleeping Beauty, vampires, pirates and the Addams Family. Jondie Davis said he's been a fan of KISS since 1977, when he was 9. He said his friend John Pavlovsky suggested last Halloween that they all dress as members of the rock band and put on a real show.

Coincidentally, the real band put on a show in Nashville this week, making the theme extra-topical.
Oct 30 2009
ENGAGED WITH A ''
Hello KISS!

Last night was the best night in the world for me and my new fiance. I had been waiting for Love Gun all night to propose to her, and when it came on, I stood her up on her chair, got on one knee and asked her to marry me. Thank you so much for making this possible for us!! We love you guys so much and thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for all the great years of the best rock in the land.

KISS GAVE ROCK AND ROLL TO US!!!!!

Collin & Tabitha

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Oct 30 2009
IS EVERYWHERE!
The new issue of the Spanish 'HEAVY ROCK' Magazine features KISS on cover, The issue also includes a review of the Madison Square Garden Show and an interview with Tommy Thayer!

Thanks to Javier Rueda for sending this to us!
Oct 30 2009
IS EVERYWHERE!
Check out this great 'Creatures of the Night' inspired poster for the Arkansas Roller Derby's October 17th event.

Thanks to Tom Hale for sending us the poster image.
Oct 29 2009
ARMY NASHVILLE!
Check out the KISS Army last night in Nashville!

All photos by Heather Byrd/The Tennessean
Oct 29 2009
VISITS LOCAL VETERANS
Here's a CBS News clip of KISS's visit to the Wounded Warriors in Augusta yesterday!

Oct 29 2009
WOUNDED WARRIORS VISIT WITH
Here's an NBC news clip with highlights from the band's visit to the Wounded Warriors of Augusta yesterday!

Oct 29 2009
MY TRIBUTE HARLEY DAVIDSON
KISS,

Some months ago, I believe that I may have sent you some photos of a year long project, the KISS Tribute Harley Davidson. The final completion was done two weeks before Sonic Boom came out (what a GREAT CD).

I took the bike to a bike show in Northern California, and it created quite a stir and KISS fans were thrilled to see it, to take pictures of it, and to stand around talking about the band, the tour and the new music. I will be taking it, weather permitting, to Vallejo Ca for a Halloween party at the Harley Dealership, my girlfriend putting on the Cat makeup like she did for a concert in August last year.

In brief, I got the idea when I saw on KOL the Australian bike and thought that we should have one on this side of the pond. After considerable thought, going through design ideas, I came up with the design idea and its proved to be a winner with the fans.

The 'real flames' represent the fire and flames at every concert; the front wheel is a Thunderstar, for the God of Thunder and the Star Child; the black paint is as dark as space for the Spaceman, and all extras have been removed, making it quick as a cat, for the CatMan. The KISS Army logo is on the front fender leading the way, as the fans have done from the beginning; and the license plate says ALIVE35, for the continuing tour. I have tickets for Sacramento and Oakland.

Its merely for my own personal pleasure, and to show it to people who love the band. If the bike show was any indication, wherever I take this, with KISS EVERYWHERE it seems now, it will be photographed and enjoyed by all.

Regards,

Gary Greenough

Santa Rosa, Ca

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Oct 29 2009
By Chris Shearman
Photo by John Davisson

Some listeners may think of the band KISS as a '70s and '80s band, but KISS is perhaps more alive today more than ever. With a new album Sonic Boom and a hungry group of new young fans, KISS pushes on as one of the biggest names in rock 'n' roll and in pop culture in general.

KISS will headline Voodoo Fest on Halloween Day with makeup on and guitar amps cranked. And it seems there is no more fitting time to see KISS, either for the first time or the fiftieth. The crowd should be filled with everything from young fresh KISS fans to the old school loyal devotees.

With the new album Sonic Boom already selling very well and the KISS "Alive 35 Tour" selling successfully, it seems as if KISS is just getting started.
Oct 29 2009
IS EVERYWHERE!
Here's KISS featured on the cover the new issue of the Italian 'ROCK STAR' Magazine.

Thanks to Fabio for sending KOL the image!
Oct 29 2009
FAMILY BONDING WITH !
Hi there!!!!

I had to share the pic of our son who wanted desperately to be Gene Simmons for Halloween.... His Dad put so much effort in to his costume... and it was very healing for him... It has been a long journey for him. Things have been tough and this allowed him the opportunity to bond with his son, making this costume.... they have spent literally hours making it... together... The finished product is amazing... down to the little details like gems in the eyes of the demons on the boots!!! My husband has been in recovery from addiction for some time now... 2 years clean and sober this last month... and KISS has been an inspiration to him not only musically, but personally as well... he has always looked up to Gene for being so outspoken about not needing drugs or drinking to have a productive and fulfilling life... he also admires the sense of family that is so evident through the entire band..... thank you KISS for being an inspiration to not only musicians, but everyday folks too.... It made our hearts big that our 7 year old WANTED to be Gene... without any coaxing from his KISS fan parents... Take care, and thanks for allowing me to share a bit of our story....

The Danis Family

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