Jun 18 2009
360 TRADING CARDS
AD FOR NEW KISS TRADING CARDS

KISSONLINE SNEAK PEEK

Pictured is a new advertising brochure for the upcoming KISS 360 Trading Cards. KISS 360 is scheduled for an August release.

Each box will include 24 packs of five cards with a suggested retail price of $1.99 a pack with autographed and memorabilia cards from the band s four original members — Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss – included. (Odds still to be determined.)

The 360 set follows on the heels of the popular KISS Ikons set that Press Pass released earlier this year. See more on it here and here.

There will be a 90-card base set, made up of several subsets — nine Unmasked cards, nine The Demon Speaks cards where Simmons 'reveals the secrets to his success,' nine 2009 cards with highlights from this year, 18 Behind the Curtain cards, 12 Road Stories cards, nine Behind Starry Eyes cards, six Welcome to the Show cards and 18 Albums cards focusing on, well, their albums.

The insert card lineup will include Snapshots, a 12-card plastic insert (1:6 packs), and Transformation a six-card lenticular insert featuring mask on/mask off transformations that will be found one per hobby box. Also returning will be the Blood-spitting parallel cards as well as a few other surprises.
Jun 18 2009
THIS DAY IN TORY 1983
KISS ROCKED RIO!

On June 18th, 1983, KISS performed before 137,000 fans at Maracana Stadium in Rio De Janerio, Brazil. This was the largest crowd of the band's career and the second show of three KISS shows on this mini Brazil tour. Portions of this show were recorded and broadcast on TV and radio by Globo TV. The three dates were the first South American shows for KISS ever and were also the last that KISS performed in makeup until 1996!

Set List:

Creatures Of The Night / Detroit Rock City / Cold Gin / Calling Dr. Love / Firehouse / I Want You / I Love It Loud / War Machine / Love Gun / God Of Thunder / I Still Love You / Black Diamond / Strutter / Rock And Roll All Nite

Jun 17 2009
KOL FAN LETTER
MY LIFE CHANGED FEBRUARY 9, 1976!

After viewing KISS for the first time on TV in the mid 70's I found what true Rock & Roll stood for. I could not wait to see KISS live. Finally after 3 canceled concerts my dream would come true. My senior year in high school I was able to experience KISS live, and it is still a part of my life.

February 9, 1976, we arrived early at the Terrace Ballroom in Salt Lake City, Utah. This venue only had festival seating (no chairs, just standing). I was one of the first ones in when the doors opened and I found myself center stage, front row.

When KISS finally took the stage I was in awe, I could not believe that KISS was there in front of me, live and in person. I can't begin to explain my feelings, I can still remember the feeling of utter excitement even after over 30 years. Gene spit drops of blood on me, I was overwhelmed. Pounding out the beat of each song on the stage, having you all sweat on me.

During the encore I noticed that Paul had a guitar with his signature on it and I thought that he just might give it up. Well, I was correct but only after it was smashed on the stage. I found in my arms a signed guitar from Paul Stanley, I had blood on me from Gene. What more was there to life, this was it, I was truly happy. I had to hide the guitar under my shirt as people were trying to rip it out of my hands.

When I arrived home my mom freaked and wanted to call 911, all she saw was blood all over me and a broken guitar in my hands. I finally calmed her down. The guitar hangs on the wall in my office and I proudly show it to anyone who I know will appreciate what it stands for, true Rock & Roll legends.

We are now much older and wiser but I still am able to transport myself back to those days when life consisted of Rock, cars, girls and just hanging out (not always in that order). I thank you all for being an instermental part, a driving force of my teenage years. I still have the first car (1967 Mustang) I bought when I turned 16, I have the original 8-track tapes and when I get in this car and plug in Kiss Alive and I am instantly 17 again.

Again Thank you all for the memories.

Scott

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Jun 17 2009
THIS DAY IN TORY 1995
FIRST OFFICIAL US KISS CONVENTION

KISS began the North American leg of the first Official Worldwide KISS Convention Tour on June 17th, 1995 in Burbank, California. Peter Criss makes a surprise appearance at the Convention and joins Gene, Paul, Bruce and Eric on stage, singing two KISS classics -"Hard Luck Woman" and "Nothin' To Lose".

The unique and revolutionary KISS Convention tour featured a traveling KISS Museum displaying vintage KISS stage outfits, instruments, and memorabilia. Performances by KISS tribute bands, KISS collectors/dealers buying, selling and trading KISS merchandise, precedes an evening appearance by KISS themselves, appearing live and in person, conducting a question and answer session, autograph signing, and a two-hour plus unplugged set comprised mostly of spontaneous fan requests. Both Eric Singer and Bruce Kulick also performed clinics at the events.

Official KISS Conventions were held in Australia, Canada and the United Sates.

Songs performed at the KISS Conventions:

Comin' Home / Plaster Caster / Goin' Blind / Domino / Nothin' To Lose / Sure Know Something / Calling Dr. Love / C’mon and Love Me / Spit / I Still Love You / God Of Thunder (Country version) / See You Tonite / Do You Love Me / A World Without Heroes / Every time I Look At You / Rock Bottom / Shandi / Strutter / Hide Your Heart / Black Diamond / Heaven's On Fire / Rock And Roll All Nite

KISS also played (at least portions of) Strange Ways / Love Her All I Can / Love Gun / Take Me / Love Theme From KISS / Just A Boy and many more!

Jun 17 2009
FIRST-EVER FAN-ROUTED TOUR!
All right, North America, you wanted the best... you got it!

The hottest band in the world, KISS, will tour this fall, and they want YOU, the KISS ARMY to choose which cities they'll play!

In the first-ever fan-routed tour, KISS will take votes straight from the KISS ARMY! The entire 2009 tour will be determined by the cities with the most votes. Watch the tour unfold in real time as voting continues and city rankings are updated!

Jun 16 2009
IS EVERYWHERE!
KISS BALLOON

KISS is everywhere...

Balloon Party ( Brazilian balloon contest )

Look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXx6CzEtfmo

Thanks Brother !

Márcio



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Jun 16 2009
KOL FAN LETTER
KISS IN SAUDI ARABIA

Hi KISS,

Just wanted to share with you a picture of me in my new Gene Simmons 'Demon' Costume and the youngest Saudi KISS fan (my son) fooling around.

I have to say this is some good quality stuff!

Thank you for all the support and appreciation to your fans around the world.

Hope to see you again soon,

Anan Al-Sabban Kiss Army - Saudi Arabia

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Jun 16 2009
KOL SNEAK PEEK
NEW KISS T-SHIRTS

Here's the latest approved KISS T-shirts - KISS Unmasked and KISS American Rock. Both shirts will be available this summer.
Jun 15 2009
THIS DAY IN TORY 1996
REUNITED KISS ROCKED CALIFORNIA

The recently reunited original KISS performed a one off show at the KROQ Annual Weenie Roast on June 15th, 1996. This was the first concert where Gene, Paul, Ace and Peter performed together in makeup since late 1979 and also the first time that any KISS lineup had performed a show in makeup since June 25th, 1983!

Paul remembers the show...

"This was the very first time I stood on stage, guitar in hand, full paint, 8 inch leather heels and saw Ace, Peter and Gene with me for this test run of our second global takeover. Once again, we were ready and unstoppable. The rest is KISStory!"

Other acts at the show included: The Red Hot Chili Peppers, No Doubt, KORN, Everclear, Garbage and the Fugees. All of the acts, except KISS, were broadcast on the radio.

The set list for the show:

Deuce / Love Gun / Cold Gin / Calling Dr. Love / Firehouse / Shock Me / 100,000 Years / Detroit Rock City / Black Diamond / Rock and Roll All Nite

Jun 15 2009
THIS DAY IN TORY 1979
KISS OPENED DYNASTY TOUR

KISS began their DYNASTY Tour on June 15th, 1979 at the Lakeland Civic Center in Lakeland, Florida. KISS performed over 75 shows in the US and Canada, with opening acts including Cheap Trick, John Cougar, Loverboy and Judas Priest. The tour, which ended December 16th in Toledo, Ohio, was also Peter Criss’ final tour with KISS until the REUNION Tour in 1996.

The DYNASTY Tour featured some of KISS’ most flamboyant costumes to date and several “new” special effects including Gene flying up to the lighting truss during “God of Thunder” and Ace’s chaser light guitar, which had knobs that made the lights on the guitar chase in different ways. Another Ace guitar also flew up to the lighting truss during his “2000 Man” solo.

The set list included songs from each of the first 7 KISS studio albums as well Paul's “Move On” and Ace’s “New Your Groove”. Both Gene’s "Radioactive" and Peter’s "Tossin' And Turnin'" were also performed earlier in the tour.

Set list on the DYNASTY Tour: King Of the Night Time World / Let Me Go, Rock And Roll / Move On / Calling Dr. Love / Firehouse / Love Gun / New York Groove / I Was Made For Lovin’ You / Christine Sixteen / 2.000 Man / God Of Thunder / Shout It Out Loud / Black Diamond / Detroit Rock City / Beth / Rock And Roll All Nite
Jun 15 2009
LATEST MAGAZINE COVER
KISS ON 'METRO' MAGAZINE COVER

Believe it or not, KISS is still in the media in South America....what an impression you left!

Here's KISS on the cover of the leading rock magazine in Bolivia - METRO! The issue features an article that I wrote about my incredible experience at the Buenos Aires concert, where 20 members of the KISS Army Bolivia traveled with me to shout, sing, jump and Rock and Roll All Nite!

Que viva KISS para siempre.

Eduardo and the KISS Army Bolivia are ready for the next tour!

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Jun 14 2009
FAMILY JEWELS TONIGHT - GENE'S VISIT TO MEMPHIS

Tongues Were Wagging As KISS Star Visited Memphis

By Michael Lollar

Gene Simmons paid his respects to Memphis music last fall with a visit to the home of rock and roll for tonight's episode of his A&E reality show, 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels.'

The tongue-wagging lead singer and guitarist for KISS, Simmons visited Graceland, Sun Studio, Beale Street and The Peabody, where he served as honorary duck master and signed autographs for fans in the hotel's famous lobby.

Spokesmen for the Memphis attractions said they were sworn to secrecy about Simmons' visit and learned only this week the air...
Jun 13 2009
KOL FAN LETTER
KISS FAN ART

Hi KISS & the KISS ARMY!

Been a fan of Kiss since around 77 '(saw the on the Dynasty tour in San Diego). I used to draw KISS as a kid all the time. I work as an artist now and was told about a shirt contest...and this is my entry. Drawing KISS now really is a dream come true...all the stuff I couldn't do as a 8 year old...I can pull off now.

I am more posting it to share so I won't overly plug this...done with pens and brushes with india ink.

I'll never forget seeing KISS Alive 2 for the first time...it rocked me to my core.

Please vote if you like the piece...that would be awesome.

http://www.designbyhumans.com/vote/detail/56706.

Thanks,

Rich

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Jun 13 2009
THIS ARMY GATHERS
KISS MISSOURI FAN EXPO TODAY

'The Cape Girardeau KISS Fan Convention ' is today, Saturday, June 13th at the Mississippi Mudhouse in Cape Girardeau, Missouri from Noon to 7 PM.

The original 1978 classic 'KISS MEETS THE PHANTOM OF THE PARK' will be shown on the big screen, and there will be KISS Trivia, Fan Art, Air Guitar and Costume Contests! Ace Frehley Tribute Band 'Rocket Ride' will perform live.

A Potions of the proceeds will be going towards several local Charities.

Everything starts at Noon. The Mississippi Mudhouse is located at 811 Broadway Street, Cape Girardeau, Mo, 63701
Jun 12 2009
PAUL IN CHARLOTTE
PAUL ON FOX NEWS RISING

Paul Stanley was in Charlotte for his art exhibit, and stopped by the Bahakel Communications Fox affiliate during its Fox News Rising program. As the show ended at 8 a.m., so too did analog broadcasting for WCCB. The anchors counted down from 10, and Stanley flipped the switch. 'It was historic,' Stanley told (digital) viewers seconds later.

Click the links below to see Paul on the Fox News Rising program....looks like everyone had a great time!

CLICK HERE to watch the clip of Paul 'pulling the switch' .

CLICK HERE to view Paul's interview .

CLICK HERE to watch the Fox News Rising crew rockin' out to KISS!

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