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.
Jun 15 2009
THIS DAY IN TORY 1996
REUNITED KISS ROCKED CALIFORNIA

The recently reunited original KISS performed a one off show at the KROQ Annual Weenie Roast on June 15th, 1996. This was the first concert where Gene, Paul, Ace and Peter performed together in makeup since late 1979 and also the first time that any KISS lineup had performed a show in makeup since June 25th, 1983!

Paul remembers the show...

"This was the very first time I stood on stage, guitar in hand, full paint, 8 inch leather heels and saw Ace, Peter and Gene with me for this test run of our second global takeover. Once again, we were ready and unstoppable. The rest is KISStory!"

Other acts at the show included: The Red Hot Chili Peppers, No Doubt, KORN, Everclear, Garbage and the Fugees. All of the acts, except KISS, were broadcast on the radio.

The set list for the show:

Deuce / Love Gun / Cold Gin / Calling Dr. Love / Firehouse / Shock Me / 100,000 Years / Detroit Rock City / Black Diamond / Rock and Roll All Nite

Jun 15 2009
THIS DAY IN TORY 1979
KISS OPENED DYNASTY TOUR

KISS began their DYNASTY Tour on June 15th, 1979 at the Lakeland Civic Center in Lakeland, Florida. KISS performed over 75 shows in the US and Canada, with opening acts including Cheap Trick, John Cougar, Loverboy and Judas Priest. The tour, which ended December 16th in Toledo, Ohio, was also Peter Criss’ final tour with KISS until the REUNION Tour in 1996.

The DYNASTY Tour featured some of KISS’ most flamboyant costumes to date and several “new” special effects including Gene flying up to the lighting truss during “God of Thunder” and Ace’s chaser light guitar, which had knobs that made the lights on the guitar chase in different ways. Another Ace guitar also flew up to the lighting truss during his “2000 Man” solo.

The set list included songs from each of the first 7 KISS studio albums as well Paul's “Move On” and Ace’s “New Your Groove”. Both Gene’s "Radioactive" and Peter’s "Tossin' And Turnin'" were also performed earlier in the tour.

Set list on the DYNASTY Tour: King Of the Night Time World / Let Me Go, Rock And Roll / Move On / Calling Dr. Love / Firehouse / Love Gun / New York Groove / I Was Made For Lovin’ You / Christine Sixteen / 2.000 Man / God Of Thunder / Shout It Out Loud / Black Diamond / Detroit Rock City / Beth / Rock And Roll All Nite
Jun 15 2009
LATEST MAGAZINE COVER
KISS ON 'METRO' MAGAZINE COVER

Believe it or not, KISS is still in the media in South America....what an impression you left!

Here's KISS on the cover of the leading rock magazine in Bolivia - METRO! The issue features an article that I wrote about my incredible experience at the Buenos Aires concert, where 20 members of the KISS Army Bolivia traveled with me to shout, sing, jump and Rock and Roll All Nite!

Que viva KISS para siempre.

Eduardo and the KISS Army Bolivia are ready for the next tour!

LETTERS click here
Jun 14 2009
FAMILY JEWELS TONIGHT - GENE'S VISIT TO MEMPHIS

Tongues Were Wagging As KISS Star Visited Memphis

By Michael Lollar

Gene Simmons paid his respects to Memphis music last fall with a visit to the home of rock and roll for tonight's episode of his A&E reality show, 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels.'

The tongue-wagging lead singer and guitarist for KISS, Simmons visited Graceland, Sun Studio, Beale Street and The Peabody, where he served as honorary duck master and signed autographs for fans in the hotel's famous lobby.

Spokesmen for the Memphis attractions said they were sworn to secrecy about Simmons' visit and learned only this week the air...
Jun 13 2009
KOL FAN LETTER
KISS FAN ART

Hi KISS & the KISS ARMY!

Been a fan of Kiss since around 77 '(saw the on the Dynasty tour in San Diego). I used to draw KISS as a kid all the time. I work as an artist now and was told about a shirt contest...and this is my entry. Drawing KISS now really is a dream come true...all the stuff I couldn't do as a 8 year old...I can pull off now.

I am more posting it to share so I won't overly plug this...done with pens and brushes with india ink.

I'll never forget seeing KISS Alive 2 for the first time...it rocked me to my core.

Please vote if you like the piece...that would be awesome.

http://www.designbyhumans.com/vote/detail/56706.

Thanks,

Rich

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Jun 13 2009
THIS ARMY GATHERS
KISS MISSOURI FAN EXPO TODAY

'The Cape Girardeau KISS Fan Convention ' is today, Saturday, June 13th at the Mississippi Mudhouse in Cape Girardeau, Missouri from Noon to 7 PM.

The original 1978 classic 'KISS MEETS THE PHANTOM OF THE PARK' will be shown on the big screen, and there will be KISS Trivia, Fan Art, Air Guitar and Costume Contests! Ace Frehley Tribute Band 'Rocket Ride' will perform live.

A Potions of the proceeds will be going towards several local Charities.

Everything starts at Noon. The Mississippi Mudhouse is located at 811 Broadway Street, Cape Girardeau, Mo, 63701
Jun 12 2009
PAUL IN CHARLOTTE
PAUL ON FOX NEWS RISING

Paul Stanley was in Charlotte for his art exhibit, and stopped by the Bahakel Communications Fox affiliate during its Fox News Rising program. As the show ended at 8 a.m., so too did analog broadcasting for WCCB. The anchors counted down from 10, and Stanley flipped the switch. 'It was historic,' Stanley told (digital) viewers seconds later.

Click the links below to see Paul on the Fox News Rising program....looks like everyone had a great time!

CLICK HERE to watch the clip of Paul 'pulling the switch' .

CLICK HERE to view Paul's interview .

CLICK HERE to watch the Fox News Rising crew rockin' out to KISS!

Jun 12 2009
THIS DAY IN TORY 1973
KISS RECORDED FIRST DEMO

On June 12th, 1973, KISS entered Electric Ladyland Studios in New York to record a demo with legendary producer Eddie Kramer, who worked with Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. The demo included "Watchin' You", "Deuce", "Black Diamond", and "Strutter" and was funded with studio time from Ron Johnsen, as payment for the $1000 owed Paul and Gene for singing backups on two of his projects, Mr. Gee Wiz and Lyn Christopher.

"Eddie Kramer, to us, epitomized the whole British sound, which was what we were looking for. He was the production king of the world" says Gene. The session was quick but the tape radiated with enough energy to light a city and pulsated like a heart about to explode. "It was full of attitude," says Paul. "Nothing compares to being vehement and vicious in what you do, and when we were recording that demo, we knew nothing could stand in our way. When the four of us were together, it was like a tank - you could fall in behind us and follow, but you couldn't get in front of us. If you did you got flattened. That "take no prisoners" attitude was right there from the beginning and no one was going to change us".

Jun 12 2009
KOL SNEAK PEEK
KISS MR. POTATO HEADS ARTWORK

Check out this just approved artwork for the new KISS Mr. Potato Heads!

Spuds all dressed up with somewhere to go – KISS fans rejoice! Promotional Partners company will release a series of KISS Mr. Potato Head toys, complete with interchangeable parts. This collectors set includes all 4 members of KISS; The Demon, The Spaceman, The Catman and Paul Stanley The Starchild. A variety of KISS costumes, instruments, hairstyles, footwear and faces are included to mix and match.

The KISS Potato Heads are scheduled for a mid - July release
Jun 12 2009
KOL FAN LETTER
MY NEW KISS TATTOO

Hey Guys,

Firstly, KISS is without a doubt the hottest band in the world and have got me through many tough times in my life and also happen to be my biggest musical inspirations. So when my 21st birthday came around I decided now's the time to finally get the tattoo that I've always wanted.

Hope you guys like it!

Best, Rug

LETTERS click here
Jun 11 2009
PAUL IN CHARLOTTE
PAUL'S FRIDAY MEDIA SCHEDULE

Paul will be appearing on several Charlotte media outlets on Friday.

Below is the schedule of appearances:

1) WCCB / FOX TV / Fox News Rising @ 7:10 AM EST

2) WLNK-FM Radio / Bob & Sheri Show @ 9:10 AM EST

3) News 14 TV @ 10:30 AM EST

4) WCNC-TV NBC 6 @ 11:15 AM EST
Jun 11 2009
MEET & GREET PACKAGES
KISS MEET & GREETS

KISS Meet & Greet Packages are on sale for the following KISS show:

June 27 Milwaukee Summerfest - Milwaukee, WI July 10 Bayfest -Centennial Park - Sarnia, ON July 13 Bell Centre - Montreal, QC MEET & GREETS ARE SOLD OUT July 15 Ottawa Bluefest - Ottawa, ON July 16 Quebec City Summer Festival - Quebec City July 18 Halifax Commons - Halifax, NS July 28 California State Fairgrounds - Paso Robles, CA

CLICK HERE to purchase KISS Meet & Greet packages now.

KISS Meet & Greet Upgrade Package

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

Limited availability. Please note: This package does not include a ticket to the concert. You must purchase a ticket to attend the KISS meet and greet. Detailed M&G instructions will be emailed prior to show date. All VIP merchandise will be distributed at the M&G session.

Jun 10 2009
ULTIMATE FAN CONTEST
ULTIMATE KISS FAN CONTEST CLIP

Check out this Ultimate KISS Fan Contest Clip from Matt Porter



Now show the world why you're the ultimate KISS fan and you could win a meet and greet with KISS and tickets to a show during the band's upcoming tour!

Now show the world why you're the ultimate KISS fan and a meet and greet with KISS and tickets to a show during the band's upcoming tour!

Think you're the wildest, craziest fan of the hottest band in the world? Create a video showing why you're the ultimate KISS fan, and you could be a winner!

Fan video finalists will be shown on the video screens in each city on KISS's tour roster, and five (5) Grand Prize winners will receive a pair of concert tickets for the city of their choice, plus a meet and greet experience with the band!

Rules: -Submit a video to this group to enter the contest. -Winners will be chosen based on creativity and enthusiasm, so don't hold back! -Videos must be one minute in length or less. -Be sure to include your city as one of the tags. -Contest ends on 6/30/09!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE DEMAND-IT ULTIMATE KISS FAN CONTEST.
Jun 10 2009
LETTER TO THE BAND
KISS THANKS THE TROOPS

Hello,

Today I received 40 KISSTORY 2 books for the 46th Combat Engineers.

I do not know if they came from KISS or Gene Simmons, but I wanted to make sure that someone received a huge Thank You! There was nothing with the books except for the shipping label which stated that they came from a company called National Fullfillment. I attempted to call this company, but the number is out of service.

The dates for the 46th have been moved up to the month of August 2009, so they are closer and closer to returning home.

Thank you again for this wonderful donation for our soldiers!

Bright Blessings,

Margaret C Pritchett

Response from Gene:

Yes. The books came from us. A 'very small' thank you to the Men and Women in Uniform who make our life and freedom possible.

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