Feb 27 2009
HONORED IN BRAZIL
KISS IN RIO CARNIVAL

The Samba school called 'Salgueiro' from Rio de Janeiro honored the band KISS...as seen in the image below. The 'Salgueiro' was the second school in the Rio parade on Monday 02/23.

Feb 26 2009
PAUL ROCK 'N' ROLLS ALL NIGHT AND PAINTS (ALMOST) EVERY DAY

By Pete Catapano

He s more famous for painting his face, not canvases, but for years Paul Stanley, frontman for the legendary rock band Kiss, has been making the move from huge arenas to small galleries. Stanley, 57, will be in New Jersey this weekend for two art shows featuring his paintings and sculptures. The native New Yorker filled us in on his art:

When did you start painting? About eight years ago. I ve probably done 26 shows in the last year-and-a-half. Usually once a month I m in some city in America doing an art show and this weekend is no different.

How would you describe your...
Feb 26 2009
PAUL ON FOX BUSINESS NETWORK TODAY
PAUL ON HAPPY HOUR SHOW

Paul will appear on the Happy Hour Show today at 5:45 PM on the Fox Business Network . The topic of the segment will be Paul's successful art career and KISS' 35th Anniversary.
Feb 25 2009
PAUL'S WEEKEND ART SHOWS
NEW PAUL PAINTING

Here's one of Paul's latest paintings, 'Dream Catcher'. It's one of three new paintings that Paul will exhibit at his New Jersey Art shows this weekend.

Friday - February 27, 2009 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Wentworth Gallery The Shops at Riverside 171 Riverside Square Hackensack, NJ

For details on the VIP Reception with Paul Stanley or to RSVP please call 201-488-7661 or 800-732-6140.

Saturday - February 28, 2009- 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Wentworth Gallery The Mall at Short Hills 1200 Morris Turnpike Short Hills, NJ

For details on the VIP Reception with Paul Stanley or to RSVP please call 973-564-9776 or 800-732-6140

Feb 24 2009
HALIFAX'S MAYOR AS GENE
ROCK ON, MR. MAYOR

Halifax Mayor Peter Kelly gets into his role as Gene Simmons from KISS after he was painted up at the KOOL radio studio on Friday as part of a fundraiser for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The legendary rock band KISS will play in Halifax on July 18.
Feb 23 2009
NORWAY LOVES !
NORWEGIAN KISS FAN EXPO

Here are a few photos from Saturday's Norwegian KISS Fan Expo. Guests Eric Singer and Bruce Kulick greeted over 700 fans who braved a major snow storm to celebrate KISS! The guys held a Q&A, signed autographs and performed at Club Glassheim in Jevnaker, a small town about an hour north of Oslo.

Thanks to all of our friends who stopped by and visited with us at the KISSONLINE booth.
Feb 22 2009
MEET & GREET PACKAGES
MONTREAL & HALIFAX ON SALE NOW

KISS Meet & Greet Packages for both Montreal and Halifax are now on sale.

KISS Meet & Greet Upgrade Package includes:

Exclusive Meet & Greet with the members of KISS Personal photograph with KISS Autographed 8X10 photo Official KISS Concert Shirt Collectible KISS Tour Poster (limited edition, numbered) KISS Tour Program Official Meet and Greet Laminate Set of KISS guitar picks $50 voucher to the official KISS on-line store

Please note: This package DOES NOT INCLUDE A TICKET to the concert.

You must purchase a ticket to attend the KISS meet and greet.

Limited availability. All sales final. No refunds. Detailed M&G instructions will be emailed prior to show date. All VIP merchandise will be distributed at the M&G session.

All Ages. General Admission.

Visit www.kiss.tickets.musictoday.com to purchase KISS Meet & Greets and tickets for Montreal and Halifax.
Feb 21 2009
ON TN TV CHANNEL
KISS CLIP FROM ARGENTINA

Here's a KISS clip that recently aired on the TN TV channel in Argentina.

KISS will perform at River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires on April 5.

Feb 20 2009
NORWEGIAN FAN EXPO REMINDER
FAN EXPO SATURDAY

KISS Army Norway is proud to present the return of the Norwegian KISS Fan Expo!

Event: KISS EXPO 2009 Date: Saturday, Feb. 21 Where: GLASSHEIM, JEVNAKER, NORWAY

Doors open from 1pm - 6pm



- Dealers from USA, Sweden and Norway including KISSONLINE / KISS Shop / Kiss Army Sweden and more!

- Videos on big Screen / KISS DJ all day long!

Guests include KISS drummer, Eric Singer & former KISS guitarist, Bruce Kulick.

Eric and Bruce will be there to sign, talk and take photos with you!

Expo guests will be able to stay for an exclusive soundcheck!

Get your KISS EXPO 2009 Ticket here: www.billettservice.no.
Feb 19 2009
GENE COMMENTS ON COMMODORE SHOW
'WE'RE CELEBRATING OUR 35TH!'

Photos by Kim Barnatt

Gene's comments after seeing the Commodore KISS shots --

The day after that show (in Vancouver, BC) I was interviewed by Bob Geldorf, who would later go on to form his own band, The Boomtown Rats. He also started the Live Aid rock charity. At that time, he was a writer for the Georgia Straight, a local paper. I remember he started the interview with something like 'you guys weren't serious up there, were you.' I told him we would become the biggest band in the world and that he didn't understand what rock and roll was. It was clear we had a different point of view. Years later, when I finally got to see his band, the Boomtown Rats, I remember thinking: '..he can't be serious up there...' They soon broke up.

KISS? We're celebrating our 35th Anniversary!
Feb 19 2009
IN VANCOUVER 1975
EARLY KISS CONCERT PHOTOS

Thanks to Kim Barnatt for sending KOL these great photos of KISS from January 1975 at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver B.C!!
Feb 18 2009
THIS DAY IN TORY 1974
DEBUT KISS ALBUM RELEASED

Today is the 35th Anniversary of the release of KISS' self-titled debut album!

Check out the 1974 KISS commercial below. In the clip, KISS is performing at the Academy of Music in New York, NY --- January 26, 1974. Notice that Paul is wearing his bandit makeup!

Feb 17 2009
MEGO DOLL OF THE DAY
PAUL STANLEY DOLL

Hey KISS ARMY,

Thought you'd like this...

Mego, the famous toy company from the 70's, has a museum web site of all of their classic toys, and today...their Mego of the Day is a Paul Stanley doll!!

Best, Mike Hayes

LETTERS click here



Feb 17 2009
GENE ON BRITANNICA LIST
JOHN ADAMS & GENE SIMMONS?

Gene Simmons was included in the 'Ten Teachers Who Made a Mark in Another Field' list on Britannica.com. The list also included Alexander Graham Bell, Robert Frost and US Presidents John Adams & Lyndon B. Johnson, among other greats!

Ten Teachers Who Made a Mark in Another Field

By Daniel Willingham - February 16th, 2009

Everyone is concerned about the number of teachers leaving the profession. These ten individuals left teaching and went on to achieve greatness in their chosen fields. For some, you might think it possible that they would have done still more good remaining in the classroom. For others most would agree that it s just as well that students learned from someone else.

(9) It is hard to believe that Gene Simmons could have been a teacher. He is known best as the frontman for the 1970 s rock band KISS , known for outrageous shows during which Simmons would spit blood, breath fire, and taunt the audience. But Simmons did teach sixth grade in Spanish Harlem. Simmons was reportedly fired for, among other things, replacing the Shakespearean play in the curriculum with Spiderman comics.

CLICK HERE to visit the Encyclopedia Britannica Blog to view the entire list.
Feb 16 2009
FAN SAVES HIS PRIZED GUITAR
WHAT I SAVED IN THE FIRE

The following article was in the Australian Sun-Herald (one of Sydney's Sunday newspapers) with regard to the recent horrible Victorian bushfires. They ran the feature titled 'What I Saved', and this Aron (see below) saved his treasured KISS autographed guitar...!

WHAT I SAVED IN THE FIRE

Aron Driscoll Age: 35 Lived: Whittlesea Road, Flowerdale

I bought the guitar from my niece three years ago. I'm a huge KISS fan. She knew I'd had my eye on it for a while and eventually she parted with it for around $1500.

It's a Silvertone bass, signed by KISS, so it's a bit of a rarity.

When the fire arrived, there wasn't any time to think. There was probably 50,000 other things I could have grabbed in that moment but the guitar was it. And I'm glad of that because it's very special. I get togther with the boys a couple of times every fortnight and play, you know, let it rip.

There's nothing left of the house but some kind strangers have given me a caravan so I'm heading back up there to stay for the first time. I'm returning home and so is the guitar. It'll keep me company as I work out what's next.

Thanks to our friend, Kaori Hashimoto for sending us this story!

Photo: Janie Barrett
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