Sep 20 2009
THE ARMY ROCKS!
KISS fans are the greatest!!

Last year when KISS was destroying Europe, I noticed there was a KISS fan from Canada who paid more than $100 for the ALIVE 35 tour program on ebay. I contacted him and offered to buy him anything for the real price on one of the shows I was going to see in Germany where I live. He (his name is Dean) wrote me back that this was a really nice offer but he couldn't send me so much money because he wanted to get all items due to the fact that he is a big fan of KISS (and now I know that Dean is the biggest fan I know).

I decided to buy Dean a CD recorded from one of the shows and a monster tour poster and sent them to him as a gift. We've stayed in touch by email for over a year. Last week I received a parcel from Dean with a KISS tour shirt from this summer's Canadian tour. I will never forget this day, when the postman brought me the parcel with the stamp from Canada on it. It was awesome and I was sitting there holding the parcel in my hands for nearly half an hour and smiling. I felt like a little child on Christmas eve!

Now I'm trying to see Dean this year and guess where and when???....on a Saturday evening in Cobo Arena. I guess this only happens when you are a KISS fan!

Keep on rocking guys.

Cheers from Germany,

Mario

LETTERS
Sep 19 2009
IN CHAINS!
Alice In Chains' Myspace has posted a short film - 'Black Gives Way To Blue', that features the band members being interviewed while applying KISS Makeup.

KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Alice In Chains "Black Gives Way to Blue" Short Film
Sep 19 2009
By Jeff Broddle

Cadillac High School Football Coach Dave Brines new they had to do something. The year before, the Vikings had gone 9-0 and finished third in the state, part of a 16-game winning streak. Although they had lost a few players since that undefeated 1973 season, Brines and his assistant coach, Jim Neff, knew their 1974 team was solid. Still, they had lost their first two games, although by close margins.

"They weren't used to losing. They were pretty down mentally," Brines said.

His conclusion was, "The kids weren't having any fun."

A coaching meeting to address the problem launched a series of events that, with Neff's help, would bring outrageously costumed, fire-breathing rock band KISS to Cadillac, Michigan for a visit that would be talked about and revisited for decades.

During the coaching meeting, Neff suggested playing rock and roll music in the locker room as a way to loosen up the team and get them ready to play.

The suggestion was a 180 degree turn from Brines' approach.

"I wanted the locker room quiet. I wanted them to be serious and think about the game," Brines said.

But Brines trusted Neff, and knew he had a good football mind, and he went along with the suggestion.
Sep 19 2009
12 SHOWS ON SALE TODAY

Tickets for 12 KISS Alive 35 concerts (listed below) go on sale today at 10AM (Local Venue Time) at all Ticketmaster outlets or visit the KISS Ticketmaster page.

 

DATE CITY VENUE
MON, OCT. 19, 2009 PENSACOLA, FL CIVIC CENTER
WED, OCT 21, 2009 TAMPA, FL ST PETER TIMES FORUM
THU, OCT 22, 2009 SUNRISE, FL BANKATLANTIC CTR
SAT, OCT 24, 2009 BIRMINGHAM, AL BJCC
MON, OCT 26, 2009 ATLANTA, GA PHILIPS ARENA
WEDS, OCT 28, 2009 NASHVILLE, TN TD GARDEN
THU, OCT 29, 2009 LITTLE ROCK, AR VERIZON ARENA
SAT, NOV 7, 2009 MINNEAPOLIS, MN TARGET CENTER
MON, NOV 9, 2009 WINNIPEG, MB MTS CENTER
TUE, NOV 10, 2009 SASKATOON, SK CREDIT UNION CENTRE
FRI, NOV 27, 2009 SAN DIEGO, CA SPORTS ARENA
FRI, DEC 4, 2009 AUSTIN, TX FRANK ERWIN CENTER
Sep 19 2009
CANADA'S PRIME MINISTER IS KOOL!
KISS Tribute Destroyer was invited to play during the opening ceremonies for WORLDSKILLS 2009 which was being held in Calgary, Alberta this year. Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper also spoke at the week long event. After the ceremonies, the guys were honored to be introduced to the leader of our country. This was definitely a memorable moment for Destroyer as well as proving that Canada's leader is definitely KISS KOOL!!

PMO Photos by Jason Ransom

The first photo from left to right is Tony Verna, Moe Rotondi, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Steve Lynch and Mike Chichkan. The second photo is of Destroyer founder, Moe Rotondi shaking hands with Prime Minister Harper.

Thanks to Kim Rolfe for sending the story to KOL!
Sep 18 2009
BRUCE KULICK TOURING AUSTRALIA
Former Kiss Lead Guitarist Bruce Kulick returns to Australia

Bruce Kulick is coming back to Australia armed with his first new solo album in five years - BK3 - and a brand new live show that promises to delve into the depths of material from his twelve year tenure with Kiss and his work in the last thirteen years as a solo artist. BK3 is Kulick's third solo release, hence the title.

Australian fans will be among the first to hear the album, which will be released ahead of its worldwide debut at the concerts. BK3 features the soaring guitars and signature riffs that Kulick is known for, along with an array of special guests that include former Kiss band mates Gene Simmons and Eric Singer, Knack lead vocalist Doug Fieger, and Nick Simmons (Gene's son and rising star in his own right) making his vocal recording debut.

Bruce promises the shows will be worth the wait and will feature a plethora of Kiss tunes from the eight albums he recorded with the band between 1984 and 1996. Hits like "God Gave Rock and Roll To You II," "Crazy Crazy Nights," "Forever," and "Tears Are Falling" will be nestled alongside many rarities never performed live by Kiss themselves.

Tickets go on sale on September 21 at the venues and outlets below:

ADELAIDE Saturday 12 December, 2009 - Fowlers Live.

Book at Moshtix www.moshtix.com.au Ph 1300 GET TIX or Venuetix Ph 08 8225 8888 www.venuetix.com.au

SYDNEY Sunday 13 December, 2009 - The Gaelic Theatre.

Book at Moshtix www.moshtix.com.au Ph 1300 GET TIX

MELBOURNE Monday 14 December, 2009 - The Corner Hotel.

Book at the venue www.cornerhotel.com Ph 03 9427 9198

www.kulick.net
Sep 18 2009
GENE AND PAUL ON DENNIS MILLER
Here's an interview with Gene and Paul, who were on Dennis Miller's radio show today!

Sep 18 2009
ALIVE 35 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WIDGET
KISS ARMY...here's the KISS ALIVE 35 North American Tour Widget. Help us let everyone know that KISS will be rockin' the US & Canada this fall. Grab the widget and post it everywhere - on your Facebook, MySpace, KISS blog, KISS tribute site and more!

Sep 18 2009
IS EVERYWHERE!
Check out the picture of Barbara Schoeneberger (a German TV Star, Actress and Singer), posing as a mix of Gene and Paul together!

KISS really is everywhere!

Best,
Hans Peter

LETTERS
Sep 18 2009
THIS DAY IN TORY 1978
The KISS Solo Albums: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley were released on September 18, 1978. The Solo Albums represented the first time ever that all the members of a band released solo works on the same day. All 4 albums shipped platinum!
Sep 17 2009
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRTS
JUST IN... Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons ALIVE 35 T-shirts are now available exclusively in KOL's KISS SHOP.

ORDER THE PAUL SHIRT

ORDER THE GENE SHIRT
Sep 17 2009
ON NATIONAL NEWS
KISS is appearing on news stations around the country today!

KUSI morning news, San Diego:

Fox's Good Day LA, Los Angeles:

KTLA morning news, Los Angeles:

Fox and Friends morning news:

WGN morning news, Chicago:

Sep 17 2009
IS EVERYWHERE!
Hi KISS!!!

Check out what I found in the Chilean newspaper 'Las Ultimas Noticias'. I knew Mona Lisa was a huge KISS Fan!

Can't wait for Sonic Boom and seeing you again in Chile on tour next year!

All the Best!!
Victor Villaseca Arica, Chile

LETTERS
Sep 16 2009
' THURSDAY MORNING TV APPEARANCES
KISS will do over 20 Television interviews on Thursday morning, including the following, which will air live.

All times are EASTERN.

8:30-8:45AM CNN - AMERICAN MORNINGS

8:45-9:00AM FOX NEWS - FOX AND FRIENDS

9:10-9:15AM WEAR PENSACOLA

9:20-9:30AM FOX 2 THIS MORNING - WJBK DETROIT

9:30-9:35AM FOX MORNING BUZZ - KMSP MINNEAPOLIS

9:35-9:40AM NEWS10 SACRAMENTO

9:40-9:50AM GOOD DAY PHILADELPHIA WTFX PHILADELPHIA

9:50-10:00AM WGN Morning News WGN CHICAGO

10:15-10:20AM THE DAILY BUZZ

10:40-10:50AM KUSI SAN DIEGO

11:35-11:40AM Good Day LA - KTTV LA
Sep 16 2009
by Gary Graff

Gene Simmons says Kiss fans can expect "new outfits, a brand new stage and millions more (dollars) put into it" when the group begins its Kiss Alive 35 tour to promote "Sonic Boom," its first new album in 11 years, on Sept. 25 in Detroit.

"That's just the history of Kiss," Simmons tells Billboard.com. "Simply put, any band you go to see for the same ticket price, you know Kiss is going to give you tenfold more. That's just a statement of fact."

Simmons says that besides the usual blood, fire and very tall boots, the focal point of the new production will be a video screen "that's literally as wide as the entire stage, so there ain't a bad seat in the house. We've got extra people on cameras and stuff like that, so there'll be multi-media in back to increase the visual impact as well as the sonic impact."
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