Jun 21 2009
THIS DAY IN TORY 1994
KISS MY ASS TRIBUTE ALBUM RELEASED

Kiss My Ass: Classic KISS Regrooved was released on June 21, 1994. The tribute album, features a variety of artists covering KISS classics. The album spent 13 weeks on the Billboard chart, and was certified gold by the RIAA.

ARTIST & TRACK LISTING:

1. Lenny Kravitz/Stevie Wonder - Deuce 2. Garth Brooks/KISS - Hard Luck Woman 3. Anthrax - She 4. Gin Blossoms - Christine Sixteen 5. Toad The Wet Sprocket - Rock And Roll All Nite 6. Shandi's Addiction - Calling Dr. Love 7. Dinosaur Jr. - Goin' Blind 8. Extreme - Strutter 9. The Lemonheads - Plaster Caster 10. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Detroit Rock City 11. Yoshiki - Black Diamond 12. Die Artze - Unholy (Track included on US Vinyl / International Release only)

'Hard Luck Woman' was performed by KISS themselves with award-winning country singer Garth Brooks on lead vocals.

'Calling Dr. Love' was performed by one-off band Shandi's Addiction, featuring members of Tool, Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave and Faith No More.

Canadian, Japanese and Australian copies of the album have their respective flags in place of the American Flag of the U.S. version.
Jun 20 2009
ROCK AND ROLL OVER VANS
NEW KISS VANS INSTORES NOW

The latest KISS Vans release features the artwork from the band s 'Rock and Roll Over' 1976 album, implemented onto the classic SK8-Hi and Slip-On sneaker models alongside a selection of apparel including T-shirts and denim.

KISS Vans products are available at better footwear stores and boutiques worldwide as well as on www.vans.com.
Jun 19 2009
' DESIGN BY HUMANS CONTEST
VOTE FOR KISS ARTWORK DESIGNS NOW

Thanks to everyone who participated in KISS' Design By Hümans Contest. Over 500 original KISS artwork designs were submitted!!

Now help select the Contest Winners....Voting ends June 21, 2009 by Midnight (PDT).

CLICK HERE TO VOTE NOW.
Jun 19 2009
ERIC COFFEEHOUSE SATURDAY
KISS COFFEEHOUSE'S 3RD ANNIVERSARY

The KISS Coffeehouse's 3rd Anniversary Party will be held on Saturday, August 1st, 2009 in Myrtle Beach, SC.

KISS Drummer Eric Singer will be the Special Guest!

KISSONLINE will attend the event and a KISS Tribute band will perform.

PACKAGE OPTIONS:

Gold Package (FREE):

• Meet & Greet w/Eric Singer! • Last In line For Meet & Greet (4 PM – 6 PM)

Platinum Package ($25):

• Meet & Greet w/Eric Singer! • Picture w/Eric! • Basic Laminate Pass! • 2nd In line For Meet & Greet (2 PM – 4 PM)

Double Platinum Package ($75):

• Meet & Greet w/Eric Singer! • KISS Coffeehouse Recordable Key Chain & Personalized Greeting From Eric To You! • Picture w/Eric! • VIP Laminate Pass! • 1st In line For Meet & Greet! (11 AM – 1 PM)

Packages go on sale July 1 at www.kisscoffeehouse.com.

Jun 19 2009
IN CANADA 2009
KISS TO ROCK SARNIA

KISSONLINE has received numerous emails regarding a rumor circulating on Facebook about KISS in Sarnia.. Contrary to the rumor, KISS WILL rock the stage at this year s eleventh annual Rogers Bayfest in Sarnia, Canada on Friday, July 10!

For more info on the FEST visit www.sarniabayfest.com .

KISS 2009 Canadian tour dates:

July 10 - Sarnia, ON - Rogers Sarnia Bayfest http://www.sarniabayfest.com/.

July 11 - Windsor, ON - Caesars Windsor http://www.CaesarsWindsor.com.

July 13 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre http://www.geg.ca/en/show/event/2883.

July 15 - Ottawa, ON - Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest http://www.ottawabluesfest.ca.

July 16 - Quebec, QC - Summer Festival (Festival d'été) http://www.infofestival.com/Html/en-ca/index.html

July 18 - Halifax, NS - Halifax Commons Park http://www.halifaxrocks.ca/.

July 20/21 - Orillia, ON - Casino Rama https://www.casinorama.com/.

Jun 18 2009
TOMMY IN GUITARRA TOTAL
TOMMY QUOTES FROM SPANISH INTERVIEW

The band is working on a song called 'Rotten to the Core,' but it is not the old one. We're writing all new songs and there are no outside writers. All is new. All four of us are involved. We are all really motivated and it will be the best KISS album in a long time.

Psycho Circus was an album without a clear direction and vision. There s songs on it…you start listening to and you go 'what the hell is this??' It will be not the case this time.

We are currently writing songs on off days at the hotel [during the South American Alive/35 leg], Gene, Paul and myself sit down with the guitars in the hotel room and work out new ideas for the album. Yes, I m going to sing on a new tune on the album and it is not titled 'Shock Me'!!

It's a great tune. It's something that people haven't seen or heard, is that I'm actually a good singer and have a lot of experience vocally; but I've never been a solo singer. My voice works well on that and I think people will be surprised. We've talked about the possibility of new costumes for the fall tour. I personally like the current Destroyer/Rock and Roll Over era look. We'll see..

(Thanks to Deuce News for the translation!)
Jun 18 2009
GENE & CAPTAIN KIRK
GENE FILMS WILLIAM SHATNER'S SHOW

Yesterday, Gene headed off to WILLIAM SHATNER'S to be interviewed by him for his RAW NERVE show on BIO.

'It's a bit disarming to sit with Capt Kirk himself and not be aware of the remarkable iconic brand imagery that is STAR TREK. It was a part of my childhood I will never forget. In some ways, the originals, though not as lavishly produced as later re-incarnations, still had what later versions did not = Shatner and Nimoy. Quality actors and quality scripts. So much so, that to this day, I watch reruns and love them still.'
Jun 18 2009
360 TRADING CARDS
AD FOR NEW KISS TRADING CARDS

KISSONLINE SNEAK PEEK

Pictured is a new advertising brochure for the upcoming KISS 360 Trading Cards. KISS 360 is scheduled for an August release.

Each box will include 24 packs of five cards with a suggested retail price of $1.99 a pack with autographed and memorabilia cards from the band s four original members — Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss – included. (Odds still to be determined.)

The 360 set follows on the heels of the popular KISS Ikons set that Press Pass released earlier this year. See more on it here and here.

There will be a 90-card base set, made up of several subsets — nine Unmasked cards, nine The Demon Speaks cards where Simmons 'reveals the secrets to his success,' nine 2009 cards with highlights from this year, 18 Behind the Curtain cards, 12 Road Stories cards, nine Behind Starry Eyes cards, six Welcome to the Show cards and 18 Albums cards focusing on, well, their albums.

The insert card lineup will include Snapshots, a 12-card plastic insert (1:6 packs), and Transformation a six-card lenticular insert featuring mask on/mask off transformations that will be found one per hobby box. Also returning will be the Blood-spitting parallel cards as well as a few other surprises.
Jun 18 2009
THIS DAY IN TORY 1983
KISS ROCKED RIO!

On June 18th, 1983, KISS performed before 137,000 fans at Maracana Stadium in Rio De Janerio, Brazil. This was the largest crowd of the band's career and the second show of three KISS shows on this mini Brazil tour. Portions of this show were recorded and broadcast on TV and radio by Globo TV. The three dates were the first South American shows for KISS ever and were also the last that KISS performed in makeup until 1996!

Set List:

Creatures Of The Night / Detroit Rock City / Cold Gin / Calling Dr. Love / Firehouse / I Want You / I Love It Loud / War Machine / Love Gun / God Of Thunder / I Still Love You / Black Diamond / Strutter / Rock And Roll All Nite

Jun 17 2009
KOL FAN LETTER
MY LIFE CHANGED FEBRUARY 9, 1976!

After viewing KISS for the first time on TV in the mid 70's I found what true Rock & Roll stood for. I could not wait to see KISS live. Finally after 3 canceled concerts my dream would come true. My senior year in high school I was able to experience KISS live, and it is still a part of my life.

February 9, 1976, we arrived early at the Terrace Ballroom in Salt Lake City, Utah. This venue only had festival seating (no chairs, just standing). I was one of the first ones in when the doors opened and I found myself center stage, front row.

When KISS finally took the stage I was in awe, I could not believe that KISS was there in front of me, live and in person. I can't begin to explain my feelings, I can still remember the feeling of utter excitement even after over 30 years. Gene spit drops of blood on me, I was overwhelmed. Pounding out the beat of each song on the stage, having you all sweat on me.

During the encore I noticed that Paul had a guitar with his signature on it and I thought that he just might give it up. Well, I was correct but only after it was smashed on the stage. I found in my arms a signed guitar from Paul Stanley, I had blood on me from Gene. What more was there to life, this was it, I was truly happy. I had to hide the guitar under my shirt as people were trying to rip it out of my hands.

When I arrived home my mom freaked and wanted to call 911, all she saw was blood all over me and a broken guitar in my hands. I finally calmed her down. The guitar hangs on the wall in my office and I proudly show it to anyone who I know will appreciate what it stands for, true Rock & Roll legends.

We are now much older and wiser but I still am able to transport myself back to those days when life consisted of Rock, cars, girls and just hanging out (not always in that order). I thank you all for being an instermental part, a driving force of my teenage years. I still have the first car (1967 Mustang) I bought when I turned 16, I have the original 8-track tapes and when I get in this car and plug in Kiss Alive and I am instantly 17 again.

Again Thank you all for the memories.

Scott

LETTERS click here
Jun 17 2009
THIS DAY IN TORY 1995
FIRST OFFICIAL US KISS CONVENTION

KISS began the North American leg of the first Official Worldwide KISS Convention Tour on June 17th, 1995 in Burbank, California. Peter Criss makes a surprise appearance at the Convention and joins Gene, Paul, Bruce and Eric on stage, singing two KISS classics -"Hard Luck Woman" and "Nothin' To Lose".

The unique and revolutionary KISS Convention tour featured a traveling KISS Museum displaying vintage KISS stage outfits, instruments, and memorabilia. Performances by KISS tribute bands, KISS collectors/dealers buying, selling and trading KISS merchandise, precedes an evening appearance by KISS themselves, appearing live and in person, conducting a question and answer session, autograph signing, and a two-hour plus unplugged set comprised mostly of spontaneous fan requests. Both Eric Singer and Bruce Kulick also performed clinics at the events.

Official KISS Conventions were held in Australia, Canada and the United Sates.

Songs performed at the KISS Conventions:

Comin' Home / Plaster Caster / Goin' Blind / Domino / Nothin' To Lose / Sure Know Something / Calling Dr. Love / C’mon and Love Me / Spit / I Still Love You / God Of Thunder (Country version) / See You Tonite / Do You Love Me / A World Without Heroes / Every time I Look At You / Rock Bottom / Shandi / Strutter / Hide Your Heart / Black Diamond / Heaven's On Fire / Rock And Roll All Nite

KISS also played (at least portions of) Strange Ways / Love Her All I Can / Love Gun / Take Me / Love Theme From KISS / Just A Boy and many more!

Jun 17 2009
FIRST-EVER FAN-ROUTED TOUR!
All right, North America, you wanted the best... you got it!

The hottest band in the world, KISS, will tour this fall, and they want YOU, the KISS ARMY to choose which cities they'll play!

In the first-ever fan-routed tour, KISS will take votes straight from the KISS ARMY! The entire 2009 tour will be determined by the cities with the most votes. Watch the tour unfold in real time as voting continues and city rankings are updated!

Jun 16 2009
IS EVERYWHERE!
KISS BALLOON

KISS is everywhere...

Balloon Party ( Brazilian balloon contest )

Look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXx6CzEtfmo

Thanks Brother !

Márcio



LETTERS click here
Jun 16 2009
KOL FAN LETTER
KISS IN SAUDI ARABIA

Hi KISS,

Just wanted to share with you a picture of me in my new Gene Simmons 'Demon' Costume and the youngest Saudi KISS fan (my son) fooling around.

I have to say this is some good quality stuff!

Thank you for all the support and appreciation to your fans around the world.

Hope to see you again soon,

Anan Al-Sabban Kiss Army - Saudi Arabia

LETTERS click here
Jun 16 2009
KOL SNEAK PEEK
NEW KISS T-SHIRTS

Here's the latest approved KISS T-shirts - KISS Unmasked and KISS American Rock. Both shirts will be available this summer.
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