Jul 10 2009
LEGENDARY ARENA CLOSING DOORS


The legendary concert venue COBO Arena is to become the victim of a city expansion plan. This historic structure has hosted KISS concerts on many occasions, not the least of which was the series of shows that became the KISS ALIVE! album. As producers of the documentary film 'Live at COBO' we wish to get the word out to all artists who have a connection to COBO.

Detroit area filmmakers Douglas Akers, Lisa Hagopian, Eric Harabadian, and Jake Hall are currently producing an independent full-length documentary feature entitled 'Live at Cobo.' The film will focus on the origins of Cobo Arena and its rise as a world class venue via the remarkable variety of events presented there and the long-lasting impact it has had on our culture through musical, political, and professional sporting means.

The filmakers have been granted full access to COBO Arena for filming interviews with the artists about their experiences there during its golden era. Time is running short for us to give artists one last opportunity to step into the hall that helped make music history. Please pass this information along to anyone that can help us document the stories before COBO is gone.

Contact us at www.liveatcobo.com.
Jul 09 2009
GENE SIMMONS TALKS KISS

By Nick Patch, THE CANADIAN PRESS

If Kiss fans are fretting that the band's upcoming eight Canadian shows will pale in comparison to the 60-city megatour planned for this fall - when the band will unveil new outfits and new material - bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons says not to worry.

The band behind 'Love Gun' has no shortage of ammunition in store for its quick jaunt north of the border, which begins Friday, the reliably entertaining Simmons told The Canadian Press in a telephone call from his Los Angeles office.

'Kiss always has the same firepower,' Simmons said.

'This is less of a tour and more of a warmup - you know...
Jul 09 2009
ALIVE 35 CANADIAN TOUR
The KISS ALIVE 35 Canadian Tour begins Friday night in Sarnia!

July 10 - Sarnia, ON - Rogers Sarnia Bayfest
July 11 - Windsor, ON - Caesars Windsor
July 13 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
July 15 - Ottawa, ON - Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest
July 16 - Quebec, QC - Summer Festival
July 18 - Halifax, NS - Halifax Commons Park
July 20/21 - Orillia, ON - Casino Rama
Jul 08 2009
THIS DAY IN TORY 1977
KISS LAUNCHED LOVE GUN TOUR

KISS' Love Gun Tour began July 8, 1977 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The band performed thirty-three shows in the US & Canada. This was the first tour where Ace sang lead vocals (Shock Me), and the three Los Angeles Forum shows were recorded for Alive II.

Tour Set list:

I Stole Your Love / Take Me / Ladies Room / Firehouse / Love Gun / Hooligan / Makin' Love / Christine Sixteen /Shock Me / I Want You / Calling Dr. Love / Shout It Out Loud / God Of Thunder / Rock and Roll All Nite / Detroit Rock City / Beth / Black Diamond
Jul 08 2009
KOL FAN LETTER
NEXT GENERATION KISS FAN

Hi KISS & the KISS ARMY!

Check out this clip of my 2-year old son - Paul. My little guy would rather watch Kissology than Sesame Street.

The next generation of the Kiss Army has started young. Rock And Roll All Night And Party Every Day!

Michael Thompson


LETTERS click here
Jul 07 2009
MESSAGE FROM PAUL

THIS IS KISS. CLASSIC KISS!

If you been reading KISSONLINE, it's no surprise to you now. We ARE done recording our new album.

What might well be a surprise is that at the least, the album is right up there with our best. As much as we may have tried at some other times to achieve this, the chemistry, line-up or lack of total commitment from everyone might have been cause for it being impossible. Not now. Not this time.

I know that when you hear it you will agree.

Before we began the album, I said I was only interested in doing it if I produced and we followed set ground rules...
Jul 06 2009
MESSAGE FROM TOMMY

YOU'RE GONNA LOVE IT!

Well the brand new KISS studio album is almost ready to go - actually more like ready to EXPLODE! We finished recording last week, with the exception of one tune that needs an hour or so more --- I have to tell you it KICKS!

Paul has done a fantastic job keeping everyone in line and the direction clear. As you might have heard, all the tunes were written within the band and recorded analog -- which means hot, heavy and rockin' in the classic sense!

We definitely didn't over-think it.

From the beginning stages of writing, rehearsing and arranging the tunes...
Jul 04 2009
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

We wish everyone a happy and safe July 4th. Let's all remember the meaning of this day and celebrate all the great American heroes who won our independence and those who continue to keep us free.

Paul, Gene, Tommy & Eric
Jul 03 2009
KISS FULFILLS CANCER PATIENT'S DREAM

By William Croyle - Cincinnati Enquirer

Critter Smith flew on an airplane for the first time June 27.

'It was awesome taking off and looking out the window at how high we were,' he said.

But that was nothing compared to what was waiting for him and his mom, Carol, after they landed in Milwaukee.

They were flown there as guests of KISS, one of the world's most famous rock-n-roll bands, for a concert that night.

Critter got to meet the band - Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer - before the show, take pictures during the show and returned home with a stash of memorabilia almost too...
Jul 03 2009
KOL FAN LETTER
I'M THE ULTIMATE FAN!

Hi KISS!

I`m Mariana and I`m from Sao Paulo - Brazil. I love Kiss since I was 12 years old. Now, I`m 19 and my new passion is make stop-motion videos. I made a KISS stop-motion performing Rock`n`Roll All nite.

I hope you like!

Thanks for reading and watching!!

Mariana



LETTERS click here
Jul 02 2009
KOL FAN LETTER
LOGAN ROCKS!

Hi KISS!

Here's a clip of my 5-year old son doing a few Kiss songs on drums. Eric told me Gene might be interested in seeing him play Kiss. This clip was done for the eventful North American Tour Demand competition, so it had to be 1 minute or less. He can play most Kiss songs on cue and is of course available for parties, concerts, and rock star reality t.v. shows - LOL!!

Thanks, Kevin

Enjoy the clip!



LETTERS click here
Jul 02 2009
NEW TRADING CARDS
KISS 360

KISSONLINE SNEAK PEEK

Discover 360 degrees of KISS. From the exhilarating live shows to the crazy stories from the road, KISS 360 uncovers all aspects of the KISS legacy.

The 90-CARD BASE SET includes subsets such as The Demon Speaks, Unmasked, Behind Starry Eyes, Welcome to the Show, and Road Stories.

ROCK STAR RELICS features authentic memorabilia cards featuring items from Gene (autographed leather pants), Paul (autographed vests and a jumpsuit), and Eric Carr (autographed drumheads). Also look for dual Gene/Paul memorabilia cards (Pictured).

KISSignatures features cut signatures from Gene, Paul, Peter & Ace, including a quad cut signature card featuring autographs from all four original members (Pictured).

TRANSFORMATION - a 6-card lenticular motion card insert

SNAPSHOTS a unique plastic card insert featuring classic photos of the band

Also look for 'BLOOD-SPITTING', '$' (hobby-only), 'Dr. Love' (Wal-Mart), and 'Kissed' (Target) base set parallels

Visit Press Pass' Official Website at the following address: http://www.presspassinc.com .
Jul 01 2009
DEMAND-IT COMPETITION
THANK YOU!

'Thanks for standing up to be counted! We heard you loud and clear and we'll see you soon with our biggest show ever!'

- Paul Stanley

Thank you for being a part of history and participating in the First-Ever Fan Routed Tour Competition for KISS! Official tour dates will be announced in August. Updates will be announced on KISSonline.com.

Jul 01 2009
TOURNAMENT HOSTED BY TOMMY THAYER

The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club will be the place to be on Aug. 2-3 as the stars come out for the third Pacific University Legends Golf Classic, hosted by Tommy Thayer.

The KISS lead guitarist will welcome another star-studded cast for an exciting two days of dinner, entertainment and golf in support of Pacific University s 20-sport intercollegiate athletics program.

Over its first two years, the Legends Golf Classic has raised over $250,000 for Pacific, benefiting both student-athletes and the general student population.

Thayer will headline an exciting group of celebrities from the worlds of golf, music...
Jul 01 2009
LATEST IN MERCHANDISE
KISS HALLOWEEN MASKS

The KISS Halloween masks are now in stock at Halloween Costumes web site.

The site also features KISS Boots, Makeup, Firehouse Fire Hats, masks and accessories. They will release additional KISS items in the future!

Are you Hotter than Hell and looking to Rock n' Roll All Nite? Only HalloweenCostumes.com has everything you'll need to look and feel like the legendary members of KISS. With replicas of authentic costumes and accessories worn by the band as well as makeup kits for each member, you'll be well on your way to Detroit Rock City. So whether it's The Demon, Starchild, Spaceman or The Catman, HalloweenCostumes.com has everything you need to feel Alive!

http://www.halloweencostumes.com/kiss-costumes.html.
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