Sep 16 2009
By Sterling Whitaker

For those of you who have been living on another planet for the past few months, Kiss is celebrating its 35th anniversary by releasing a new album entitled Sonic Boom in October, and the band has been hyping the new disc as the best Kiss has recorded since the heyday of its classic lineup with albums like Rock And Roll Over and Destroyer.

I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical when I first heard that. After all, Kiss is a band whose output has been, uh, "somewhat uneven" over the years, to put it diplomatically, and Kiss hasn't exactly been shy about over-selling its work in the past, whether it was deserving or not.

Okay, okay, I admit it... I was wrong. It turns out Sonic Boom really is the album Kiss fans have been waiting for all these years. From its no-frills production (no apparent Pro Tools trickery here) to its uber-classic put-your-fist-in-the-air rock anthems, Sonic Boom is the most satisfying album by a "classic rock" artist I've heard since... honestly, since I don't know when. Sadly, it's kind of accepted that most bands that are 35 years into their career are going to release new work that is in no way comparable to the albums that made their legacy. Sonic Boom destroys that pre-conception by delivering an album as raw and vital as the best of Kiss' back catalog.
Sep 16 2009
DELIVERS MORE
Gene Simmons says that as always Kiss delivers more bang for your buck -- and the band's upcoming North American tour is no exception. The tour ties in the band' first new studio album in over a decade, called Sonic Boom, and kicks off at Detroit's Cobo Arena -- where their 1975 classic breakthrough album Alive! was originally recorded -- over two nights on September 25th and 26th.

Simmons says that once again the band has spared no expense on the costumes, lights, screens and sound system for the upcoming trek: "New outfits, brand new stage, millions more put into it -- that's the history of Kiss. Simply put, any band you go to see for the same ticket price, y'know, Kiss is gonna give you tenfold more. That's just a statement of fact. And there's a new screen, state-of-the-art; I don't think people have seen this kind of thing before -- that's literally as wide as the entire stage. So, there ain't a bad seat in the house."
Sep 15 2009
IS EVERYWHERE!
Good Day Guys,

I am a Grade 4/5 teacher at Heritage School in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Every year I lead the school in a KISS day where all staff members and kids get in KISS makeup and we have Rock 'n' Roll events throughout the school. Here's a picture of last year's KISS Day.

Thanks,
Bryan Dean Benjaminson

LETTERS
Sep 15 2009
NEW OFFICIAL PHOTO

KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE

Here it is... the first official KISS ALIVE 35 North American Tour photo featuring the guys in their brand new outfits!
Sep 15 2009
VIP MERCHANDISE
Pictured are just approved KISS merchandise items included with the 2009 US KISS Meet & Greet and VIP packages.

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

CLICK HERE to purchase KISS Meet & Greet packages now.
Sep 14 2009
PAUL SURPRISED WITH TELLY PRESENTATION
by Jill Cataldo

During an exhibition of his artwork on Saturday, Paul Stanley was honored with a surprise award ceremony at Wentworth Gallery in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Paul's concert film "One Live KISS" was selected as a Telly Award winner earlier this summer, and during Paul's art VIP reception, director and producer Louis Antonelli personally presented Paul with his Telly Award statuette and certificate.

"Several years ago... Paul and I embarked on making a motion picture together, and that picture has been considered a classic. We have been honored by being selected to win a 2009 Classic Gold Telly Award," said Antonelli. He added, "This is Paul's first time seeing [the awards,] and I think he's just an amazing artist and an amazing man. The opportunity to make this film with him and present him with these awards means the world to me, and to share it with him, of course, is an honor."

"That's a great surprise!" Stanley said, admiring the dual statuettes, adding, "Awesome... we did it!"

Producers Paul Stanley & Louis Antonelli both received the Classic Gold Telly Awards, which are presented to film & video productions that are considered to be the finest in the 30 year history of the Telly Awards.

Founded in 1978, the Telly is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV programs, as well as the finest video and film productions. The 30th Annual Telly Awards received over 14,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents.
Sep 13 2009
OSHAWA SNAPPED UP TICKETS!
Tickets to rock and roll all night with KISS in Oshawa have sold out.

The GM Centre's box office phone line confirmed today that all the tickets for the Oct. 7 concert are gone.

"Every single, solitary, last one is gone," Oshawa city councillor Robert Lutczyk told the Sun today. "Everything, not one is left."

Tickets went on sale to the general public this morning at 10 a.m. The centre was expected to hold around 5,600 people for the concert.

Members of the KISS ARMY and GM Centre's Backstage Pass were able to take advantage of pre-sales earlier this week but Lutczyk said he's heard every batch of tickets went like hot cakes.

"They all went in minutes," he said. "There was a huge demand for these things."

At least 100 fans spent two days lined up outside the GM Centre waiting for tickets. Early this morning, the line had grown to a few hundred.

"I doubt that the 10th person in line got tickets," Lutczyk said.

The Oshawa concert, a special premiere of the band's new album Sonic Boom, has been a long time in the making.

Sep 12 2009
OSHAWA LOVES !
This morning, KISS sold out Oshawa's General Motors Centre in record time! Thank you Oshawa KISS Army... we love you!
Sep 12 2009
PAUL ON ABC
Sep 12 2009
NEXT GENERATION FAN
Hi KISS!

This is my son Luke. He is 12 months old.

I am a huge KISS fan and my son is following in my footsteps.

He is a new KISS fan in training.

Love, Laura

LETTERS
Sep 11 2009
LET'S ALL REMEMBER
SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

Let us all remember the innocent victims of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks. Eight years ago, that carnage unified this country more than ever behind the principles of individual freedoms this country was founded on. We should stand united and pledge that those whose political or religious doctrine is based on the destruction of those who do not believe as they do, must fail and fall.
Sep 11 2009
PAUL ON WGN TV
Sep 11 2009
LATEST IN COLLECTIBLES
Here's the KISS Ski Masks and Destroyer Chain Wallet from KISS licensee BIOWORLD. These items are available now at retail stores in the US.
Sep 10 2009
BRAZILIAN POSTER MAGAZINE
Here's the cover of a new KISS poster-magazine that was just released in Brazil.

Thanks to Marcio Siqueira for sending KOL the image.
Sep 10 2009
PAUL IN CHICAGO THIS WEEKEND
"The great thing about doing art shows is you get to meet the people who are interested in your art, and I think that when you're purchasing a piece of art it's a tremendous bonus to get to meet the artist because you get a chance to pick their brain a bit and find out first hand what the piece is about for the artist," stated Paul Stanley - the rock and roll legend and accomplished artist - in an interview with Melanie Falina of Examiner.com, "But on the other hand, I think that ultimately - as I say to most of the people who are acquiring art - I can tell you my reality of a piece but ultimately what's more important will be yours. I can tell you what a piece means to me but just as valid if not more is what it means to you."

Wentworth Galleries will be hosting the art of Paul Stanley this Friday and Saturday.

Wentworth Galleries is located in the Woodfield Shopping Center at 5 Woodfield Shopping Center in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Friday - September 11, 2009 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Saturday - September 12, 2009 - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wentworth Gallery
Woodfield Shopping Center
5 Woodfield Shopping Center
Schaumburg, IL

For details on the VIP Reception with Paul Stanley or to RSVP please call 847-995-1190 or 800-732-6140
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