Aug 28 2009
PAUL STANLEY ON OSHAWA
BY Dan Robson

KISS fans in Oshawa were outraged earlier this week when they heard the city was not one of the band's dates on its current tour.

Oshawa had won an online voting competition to determine whose hometown would be included in the band's "Kiss Alive 35" tour.

Paul Stanley was understanding...

"The media was carrying the dissent and upset feeling of the fans. They weren't creating anything, they were reporting it. Don't blame the messenger."

Stanley said a "comedy of errors" led to Oshawa being left off the tour when an incomplete schedule was announced.

Stanley said Oshawa was actually going to be on next leg of the tour, which hadn't been announced yet. The outcry from Oshawa's KISS fans compelled the band to make a change and play there sooner.

"Oct. 7 was not originally deemed the day we were playing Oshawa," Stanley said. But "to sooth everybody's hurt feelings and concerns" KISS decided to launch their new album in the KISS-loving city.

"The fans were understandably upset, but no harm meant, and certainly no slight," Stanley said. "It was clearly announced that Oshawa was the number one city, so it would be insanity to not play it."
Aug 28 2009
CONCERT ON VH1 CLASSIC TONIGHT
The KISS/HALLOWEEN 1998 DODGER STADIUM Show airs tonight on VH1 CLASSIC's CLASSIC CONCERT at 9pm (est). This historic concert originally aired on FOX's Halloween Special and was the opening night for the band's "PYSCHO-CIRCUS" 3-D Tour. The LA show sold-out in 45 minutes.
Aug 28 2009
IS EVERYWHERE!
Hi KISS!

I thought you would want to see this fabulous painting "KISS Cows", by artist Lionel Talaro. He is a fan, of course, and this is his homage to the band. The painting is an oil on canvas diptych, 18" x 48". It is the icon image for Lionel's show "Divine Bovine", which opened here last night.

My Best,

Shannon O'Dunn
www.odunnfineart.com

LETTERS click here
Aug 28 2009
ROCKS!
WMGK, Philly Radiothon Guitar

On June 12th WMGK, Philadelphia held our 3rd Annual Radiothon to benefit The Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education Center. This year we helped raise over $73,000 to assist our returning service personel with housing, shelter, job training, and education. Philadelphia showed up in force once again - bringing our 3-year total to over $260,000. Here is a picture of Michael Hoplamazian of Glen Mills, PA - a regular supporter of The Radiothon. Michael was the proud winner of a Paul Stanley Signature Washburn Guitar that was signed by Paul and Gene. He won the guitar by making an extremely generous donation to the cause.

I want to personally thank Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons for donating this guitar, and their support of an extremely worthy cause. I would also like to urge every member of The KISS Army to take a moment to thank and assist all of our Vets. There are plenty of organizations in every community that you can donate your time and/or money to that would help give back to those who have given so much. No amount is too small, it all means a great deal, and you will feel great about it as well.

Thank you Paul and Gene for all you do!

Rob Calvert
The John DeBella Show
WMGK, Philadelphia
Aug 27 2009
MODERN DAY DELILAH RADIO SINGLE
Here's the cover of the "Modern Day Delilah" promo radio CD single. The CD was sent to Rock radio stations all over the US!
Aug 27 2009
EXTRA CONTEST
On August 24, Extra announced the "Be a Roadie with KISS Kontest" for KISS' upcoming tour!

Good luck!

Aug 27 2009
WDHA'S MAS IN AUGUST
HOLD THE MISLETOE!

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Aug 26 2009
MEDIA SPOILED OSHAWA SURPRISE
Kiss frontman Gene Simmons says the media is to blame for spoiling a surprise the band had in store for Oshawa, Ont.
Earlier this year, Kiss asked fans around the world to go to their website and vote for their hometown to be included in the band's next big tour.

Oshawa finished first among all cities, but when the dates for the tour were announced this week, the Ontario city was left off the list.

Fans and politicians in Oshawa were outraged and Kiss eventually announced that it will play the city on Oct. 7.

But Simmons says the media stoked the flames of the angry fan backlash and ruined what was supposed to be a surprise.

Simmons says the band had planned all along to launch its new album, "Sonic Boom," in the city, but was forced by the media to make the announcement early.

"I'm really pissed off at the media for creating this nonsense," Simmons told The Canadian Press in an interview.

"You know, here's the history of the way we do things: you treat everything and everybody special, and because of who and what Oshawa is, which is near and dear to our hearts, because (they) won the No. 1 spot above and beyond New York, L.A., Toronto, Vancouver, we wanted to do a huge campaign."

"(The media) never gave us a chance to treat Oshawa special."

Toronto, London, Ont., Montreal, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary and Vancouver have also been scheduled for tour dates.
Aug 26 2009
OSHAWA GETS A BIG !
"We are happy to announce that KISS is coming to Oshawa's GM Centre on October 7th. After the outpouring of emotion we saw today, there was no way we could follow our original plan and make you wait until a later tour leg. You'll now be getting a special record release show. Oshawa, we promise a good time. Stay tuned for details including ticket information. And, for the other cities, we have plans in the works for you, too."
Aug 26 2009
IS EVERYWHERE!

Here's Gene on the cover of the latest issue of the German magazine "Rocks".
Aug 26 2009
ARMY TICKET PRE-SALE TODAY

There will be a KISS ARMY Members-Only ticket pre-sale for 13 of the upcoming KISS Alive 35 shows. The pre-sale takes place today. Premium KISS ARMY Members will have access to Members-Only tickets...these are among the best available seats in the arenas.

Presale starts: Wednesday, August 26 @ 10AM (local venue time) Presale ends: Wednesday, August 26 @ 10PM (local venue time)

Meet & Greet and Premium Upgrade Ticket packages will also be available starting Wednesday, only to KISS Army Fanclub members.

If you are a Premium KISS ARMY Member: LOGIN NOW and visit the tour page to get your unique code to access the presale.

If you are not a current Premium Member of the KISS ARMY and would like to participate in the Pre-sale: JOIN NOW
DATE CITY VENUE
MON, SEP 28, 2009 CLEVELAND, OH QUICKEN LOANS ARENA
TUE, SEP 29, 2009 LONDON, ONT JOHN LABATT CENTRE
THU, OCT 1, 2009 MONTREAL, QC BELL CENTRE
FRI, OCT 2, 2009 TORONTO, ON AIR CANADA CENTRE
SAT, OCT 3, 2009 UNCASVILLE, CT MOHEGAN SUN ARENA
MON, OCT 5, 2009 BOSTON, MA TD GARDEN
FRI, OCT 9, 2009 UNIONDALE, NY NASSAU COLISEUM
SAT, OCT 10, 2009 NEW YORK, NY MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
MON, OCT 12, 2009 PHILADELPHIA, PA WACHOVIA CENTER
TUE, OCT 13, 2009 WASHINGTON, DC VERIZON CENTER
FRI, OCT 16, 2009 HAMPTON, VA HAMPTON COLISEUM
SAT, OCT 17, 2009 GREENVILLE, SC BI-LO CENTER
SAT, DEC 05, 2009 HOUSTON, TX TOYOTA CENTER
Aug 25 2009
IN NEW YORK CITY
KISS,

Check out this KISS digital sign I spotted on Broadway & Church in New York City. These are all over the City promoting the upcoming NYC KISS Shows!

Can't wait for the Madison Square Garden!!

Best,

Andrew Mele

LETTERS click here
Aug 25 2009
FOREVER YOUNG!
Happy 60th Gene!!! We all wish you the best birthday ever and many more! You and I have lived a lifetime as partners and it only gets better and better. Here's to the future!

Paul

Happy Birthday Gene! It has been a pleasure watching you be the unique individual that you are...You're one in a million.
Look forward to making music and KISSTORY for many more years.
Never lose that drive !

Peace/Love

Eric

My very best birthday wishes go out to Gene. You're a true original. Keep on going strong!

Tommy
Aug 24 2009

KISS ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN DATES FOR KISS ALIVE 35 TOUR BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 2009
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CONTINENT TO BE ROCKED BY NEW STAGING, COSTUMES & A SET OF HITS PLUS SONGS FROM NEW ALBUM SONIC BOOM

As they celebrate 35 years of rockin', KISS today announced the dates of the KISS ALIVE 35 North American tour. The tour kicks off with a rapidly-selling, special multiple-show engagement in Detroit Rock City beginning September 25th, where KISS will be playing the classic album that started it all: KISS ALIVE! The tour leg will then hit more than 40 additional cities before concluding in December.

This incredible show will feature a new stage set, pyro effects that only the "hottest band in the world" could deliver, and all new costumes. Fans will be treated to a 2 1/2 hour set of rock’s greatest hits, including "Rock and Roll All Nite," "I Was Made for Lovin' You," "Detroit Rock City," "God Gave Rock & Roll to You" and "Shout It Out Loud," as well as songs from the band's new album SONIC BOOM. Buckcherry will be main support on all of the KISS ALIVE 35 North American dates.

Said Gene Simmons, "For 35 years, KISS raised the bar for what a rock concert should really be. This year is no different - all new, all killer... all KISS! The master's class in rock is in session! KISS rules. Oh yeah!"

"Bigger IS better!" said Paul Stanley. "SONIC BOOM is our future and KISS Alive is our proud past. On this tour you get KISS Alive plus a slew of other classics and soon to be classics. New stage, new battle gear and a pyro arsenal that will again show everyone that there is only one KISS!"

KISS ALIVE 35 NORTH AMERICAN 2009 Tour:
Aug 24 2009
ROADRUNNER TO RELEASE SONIC BOOM IN EUROPE
KISS announced today that SONIC BOOM-the band's highly anticipated CD, and its first new material in 11 years-will be released in the UK and Europe through Loud & Proud/Roadrunner Records on 5th October 2009 . SONIC BOOM, produced by the band's Paul Stanley in Los Angeles, features 11 brand-new KISS anthems from the band that has sold over 80 million albums worldwide in a 35-year recording career.

KISS' Gene Simmons says, "SONIC BOOM may be the best new record we've done since Destroyer! It is Rock And Roll Over meets Love Gun!" Paul Stanley confirms: "SONIC BOOM is the perfect title for what we're creating - it's earthshaking and deafening!"

SONIC BOOM is the first new KISS studio album to feature guitarist Tommy Thayer alongside Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and drummer Eric Singer. It will be available as a single disc and also in a special three-disc set featuring a completely re-recorded greatest hits CD as well as a live DVD shot in Argentina during the band's recent, record-breaking KISS ALIVE 35 South American tour.

Paul Stanley, "Through all of the albums that are considered our classics, we tried to always find ways to give our fans extras that went beyond just the music. Besides our making the best KISS album in decades, including a bonus CD with 15 of our most famous songs and an additional live DVD, shot during our recent concert in Buenos Aires. So in every sense, SONIC BOOM is the ultimate return to classic KISS form. You wanted the best, you got the best!"

SONIC BOOM is released through Roadrunner Records imprint Loud & Proud, whose President Tom Lipsky comments: "Great artists make great music and KISS has certainly accomplished that with SONIC BOOM." Adds Wally van Middendorp, Sr VP International of Roadrunner Records: "We are excited to have the world's premier rock band join forces with the world's premier rock label. SONIC BOOM is a brilliant album that will surely be recognized as one of best musical works in the history of KISS." As Paul Stanley concludes: "Success comes from a winning team, and Roadrunner is the perfect partner for KISS in terms of understanding what this album is and also having a great track record of success."
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