Jul 15 2009
Love them or hate them; 70's theatrical rock band KISS is alive and well. The band recently announced on their official website www.kissonline.com that a new album is in the works and will be released in October 2009.

The new KISS album is the bands first studio album since "Psycho Circus" back in 1998.

Lead singer Paul Stanley is producing the new album and reports that "it is all written within the band and it rocks." Paul also says, "guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer will both handle lead vocals at some points on the album."

Bass guitarist Gene Simmons was quoted as saying, "The idea is to make the record quickly, like we did at the time of Destroyer, Rock And Roll Over and Love Gun. The idea is to work well, little by little, we can not spend too much time in the studio, and it has to be fast."

Gene described the new record in an interview with Rock Daily as having a "classic '70s rock & roll vibe. Meat and Potatoes." "There's nothing to prove to anybody, "Simmons said. "We're not interested in musical trends or anything else. We're too long in the tooth for that." Gene says, "This is the best record we've done in 30 years."

Whether you like KISS or not, they're a time tested true classic rock band that definitely gives everyone something to talk about. With the bands phenomenal stage antics you can't help but love the good show that these guys put on the stage and off.
Jul 14 2009
Here's KISS with 15,000 KISS ARMY members at last night's SOLD OUT show!
Jul 14 2009
Halloween came early this year. The Bell Centre was filled to the rafters Monday night, with a sellout crowd of 15,000 Kiss devotees on hand to celebrate the band's Kiss Alive/35 tour.

And these weren't fly-by-night fans, either. This was the diehard contingent. Kiss T-shirts everywhere, old and new; face paint galore (let's play count the Gene Simmons look-alikes). Many proud parents brought their kids, who were all too happy to get in on the action - a 10-year-old boy in the row in front of me eagerly asked to peek at my set list.

Cheers erupted when a giant KISS banner was unfurled shortly before showtime, as songs by the Who blasted over the PA. The lights dimmed, and the arena went wild.

"All right Montreal! You want the best? You got the best, the hottest band around: Kiss!"
Jul 13 2009

Here's another great fan filmed clip from KISS' record breaking appearance in Sarnia!

Jul 12 2009
By Dalson Chen

"All right, Caesars Windsor! You wanted the best, you got the best! The hottest band in the world: KISS!"

So began a night of big riffs, big explosions and total commitment when rock superheroes ruled the Colosseum stage on Saturday night.

I'll say that last bit again because it bears repeating: Total commitment.

Behind the KISS spectacle (and it is indeed a spectacle beyond spectacles) is a mentality to put on the best damn show possible.

It's expensive, uninhibited, loud and entertaining. No irony involved. No shoe-gazing cynicism. They come to rock your butt, so your butt will be rocked.
Jul 12 2009

Today would have been Eric Carr's 59th Birthday. Please take a moment and remember a great friend and an incredible drummer, who loved his fans as much as they loved him!
Jul 12 2009

On the eight inch heels of their sold out stadium tour of South America, KISS opened their Canadian shows to a sell out capacity crowd of more than 20,000 fans. Another huge turnout to see the hottest band in the world as the sold out tour hits home turf! Fans went crazy last night as their band hit the stage with a full throttle, hard rockin, bomb exploding show and the frenzy continued long after the last note was played. KISS left nothing to chance, dazzling and pummeling the Bayfest throng with a show and setlist that left even the most long term members of the KISS Army stunned. All in all, a night that will see new fans clamoring for the next album and show, while the long devoted stand proud once again.
Jul 11 2009

They're called the hottest band in the world for a reason. And KISS didn't disappoint throngs of die-hard fans Friday night with an energetic show that powered high-voltage rock, fireworks and fire for nearly two hours. The band set an attendance record for the most fans to ever attend the Sarnia Bayfest!!

Check out this awesome fan filmed clip of "Deuce" from last night's show!

Jul 11 2009

Thousands of screaming fans 'loved-it-loud' last night when legendary rockers KISS took to the stage at Sarnia Bayfest.

"How you doin' people?" yelled Paul Stanley to a screaming crowd, with cameras high in the air, at 10 p.m. sharp. "Did you come tonight to get some rock and roll?

"Well you came to the right place."

Outrageous pyrotechnics exploded on the massive stage as frontman Gene Simmons belted out the opening hit, "Deuce," amid a thundering roar from the 21,00 strong crowd, dominated by their famous fan following known affectionately as the KISS Army.
Jul 11 2009
By Jessica Ireland Special to the Observer

On Friday, KISS discovered that Sarnia was its own "rock city."

"We're proud to be here tonight," said frontman, Paul Stanley to the energetic crowd. "Sarnia could teach big cities what rock 'n' roll is all about!"

Audience anticipation began to build as a black cloth with KISS splashed on it was draped to hide the stage in preparation for the explosive show.
Jul 10 2009

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


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
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

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


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

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