May 23 2009
KISSCOSTUMES.COM

KISSCostumes.com is the exclusive retailer of officially licensed KISS costumes and they are ready to bring the world of KISS to your living room. Their collection of authentic KISS costumes, including all of the band members, The Demon, Starchild, Spaceman, and Catman, is sure exceed the expectations of even the biggest KISS fans. Press Release:

The KISS Army and fans everywhere can now rock and roll all nite long and party everyday in the new and only officially licensed costumes and accessories from KISS Costumes.com.

The online retailer features all four of the original band member's, the Demon, Starchild, Catman and Spaceman...
May 22 2009
AMERICAN IDOL 8: FINALE!
KISS - WOW!

American Idol 8: Finale! Blog

by K.C. Morgan

Adam Lambert introduced KISS - WOW! - and the strange getup became a bit more clear. This was the most awesome moment in all of Idol history, for me personally. Amid pyrotechnic wonders, the band worked the song to a frenzy with Adam s strong rock vocals on display. 'Detroit Rock City,' and you d better believe it.

This quickly turned, of course, into KISS anthem song. Gene Simmons made the song hot, Adam set it off. It this wasn t the YouTube moment of the season, then I don t know what was. Lambert definitely got the best number, and I m ready to call it the best finale in eight years.

Carlos Santana had the unenviable task of following the act. He strummed out some of his famous licks, which felt very slow-paced after the unbelievable energy KISS brought to the theatre. I was actually screaming to see more KISS by this point.
May 22 2009
AMERICAN IDOL WINNER - !
THE KISS ARMY IS ALIVE!!

By Scott Wykoff

It was a night to remember for all those members (including me) of the KISS Army.

Millions of Americans rocking to Detroit Rock City and Rock and Roll All Night as KISS was front-and-center on the American Idol finale show performing with eventual runner-up Adam Lambert.

Even though he finished second to Kris Allen, Lambert was the real winner last night with the KISS Army.

Not one, but three KISS hits. And better yet, KISS is coming out with a new album and will hit the road for a new tour. Do you think Adam Lambert might find his way on stage during the tour? It will be KISS' first album since 1998's 'Psycho Circus,' which went to #3 on the Billboard albums chart.

Sure Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are the only remaining originals in the band (they're joined now by Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer) . Ace Frehley is out on and his own now and 63-year-old Peter Criss got out of the business in 2004. Ace and Peter, you missed out on this one!

I've been in the KISS Army since the 70s when the make-up wearing rockers first hit the scene.

Small world. David Glickman was in my class in school growing up in Cleveland and his father Carl did management work for KISS. How cool was that. David kept us all supplied with plenty of KISS albums. David was one of the few people I ever knew in the 70s who actually saw Gene, Paul, Ace and Peter without make-up on. Word always spread quick when the band stopped by his house in Shaker Heights.

Cleveland was a regular stop when KISS was on tour and to this day KISS concerts rank as some of the best I've ever attended. I saw them a couple of times with my friends at the now torn down Richfield Coliseum. What a show!

It was a big thrill to see them play a few years ago on one of the network New Years Eve TV specials.

My 12-year-old son even has KISS on his Ipod.

Thanks to American Idol, he and his brother and mom and dad joined forces together in the KISS Army last night.
May 22 2009
AND ADAM BLOW UP IDOL
NOW THAT'S THE WAY TO ROCK THE HOUSE!

KISS and Adam Lambert Blow Up American Idol

The two American Idol finalists counted down their last two hours Wednesday night with the rest of the Top 13, singing their way through an A-list of special guest appearances to find out who would be the Season 8 American Idol. And as he did in his performances on Tuesday evening, Adam Lambert proved again why he was in the final two. And who better to prove what a rocker he is than with arguably one of the greatest performing acts of all time -- KISS?

Adam Lambert stood at center stage and began the acapello intro to 'Beth,' unquestionably KISS' slowest song. Dressed all in black, dressed like a glam rocker, Adam had mesh wire constructs on his shoulders that were vaguely reminiscent of wings, sort of like a KISS costume starter kit.

But then Adam Lambert introduced KISS to the audience and the stage exploded. The opening chords of 'Detroit Rock City' began as an hydraulic lift dropped the band onto the stage where Adam joined them. Rhythm guitarist and lead singer Paul Stanley and Adam Lambert traded off lyrics, then the song transitioned into 'Rock and Roll All Nite.' On that audience favorite, bassist and sometimes lead singer Gene Simmons and Adam Lambert traded lyrics. The song ended with Adam belting his trademark scream.

May 21 2009
AT MILWAUKEE SUMMERFEST
KISS ARMY MEMBERS-ONLY TICKET PRESALE

A KISS ARMY Members-Only ticket presale for the KISS show at the Marcus Amphitheater Summerfest begins Friday at 12PM (PST).

Presale starts: Friday, May 22 @ 12PM (CST) Presale ends: Monday, May 25 @ 10AM (CST)

While supplies last, KISS ARMY Members will have access to MEMBERS-Only tickets for the following KISS Concert date:

KISS at Milwaukee Summerfest Milwaukee, WI Sat, Jun 27, 2009 07:30 PM If you are a Premium KISS ARMY Member: LOGIN NOW.

If your membership to the KISS ARMY has expired: RENEW NOW. If you are not a premium member of the KISS ARMY and would like to participate in the presale: JOIN NOW.
May 21 2009
KOL FAN LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Hey KISS & the KISS ARMY!

I visited the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn Michigan today at the' Rockstars Cars and Guitars' Exhibit featuring KISS!

Took a few photos for all to enjoy!

Good stuff! Eddie Golatka Detroit Rock city!

LETTERS click here
May 21 2009
& ADAM
Lambert Gets Glammed Up With KISS

'American Idol' hopeful joins band for 'Detroit Rock City' and 'Rock and Roll All Nite.'

By James Montgomery

Say what you will about Adam Lambert, but you cannot deny the fact that the guy knows how to put on a show.

Regardless of whether or not he's crowned 'American Idol' champ, he already stole the show with a jaw-dropping, fist-pumping, pyro-enhanced performance with legendary rockers Kiss.

Lambert started things off solo, wearing a studded, sorta-angelic ensemble (leather epaulet, with wings and all), performing a somber, falsetto'ed version of 'Beth.' Then as the pyro hit, Kiss themselves descended from the heavens and launched into a big-time take on another staple (from the same year, 1976), 'Detroit Rock City.'

Lambert strutted and belted it out, drawing 'Wow ... Did he just hit that note?' looks from guitarist Paul Stanley — and wearing a pair of platform boots that made him right at home with the glammed-up dudes in Kiss.

Then, with more pyro flaring, it was into 'Rock and Roll All Nite,' with bassist Gene Simmons and Lambert trading verses (then, in an inspired split-screen, Simmons, Lambert and Stanley all sang in unison).

After even more pyro, a smashed guitar and one seriously long note from Lambert, it was all over ... Minus Simmons spitting up blood, it was everything you'd get from a Kiss show, mashed into roughly four minutes. A very fiery (and pretty amazing) coronation for the man who could be 'Idol' king.
May 21 2009
GLAMBERT MEETS !
'BEST THING ON IDOL ALL SEASON'

Here's Rolling Stone's Live Blog from last night's American Idol finale:

9:18 pm: WOW! Glambert meets KISS! You wanted the best and you got it! 'BETH!' Wow. LOVE those…uh…shoulder pads? Snake cages? What the hell is that you re wearing? Fire your LOVE GUN, Glambert. He is KILLING 'Detroit Rock City.'

9:21 pm: KISS Meet The Phantom of the Park had nothing on KISS Meet The Phantom of The Glamb-Screech!

9:24 pm: That was even greater than Cyndi with Allison. To recover, I m going to need some cold gin, tequila, vodka and orange juice.

9:26 pm: Well, THAT was a star. Maybe if Adam doesn't join Queen as their new lead singer, he could tour with KISS.

9:28 pm: This is so my now it s not even funny. Adam rocking (and rolling over) with KISS was just about the best thing on Idol ALL SEASON LONG.
May 21 2009
AMERICAN IDOL PHOTOS
MORE KISS LIVE PHOTOS

Here are some more great photos from last night's American Idol finale!

(Photos by Kevin Winter/American Idol 2009/Getty Images for FOX)

CLICK HERE to visit Getty Images American Idol KISS Gallery.

May 20 2009
AMERICAN IDOL PHOTOS
KISS BACKSTAGE PHOTOS

Here are a few photos of KISS backstage just before their performance on American Idol.

Photos by F Micelotta/American Idol 2009/Getty Images for Fox)
May 20 2009
ON AMERICAN IDOL
KISS BLOWS UP AMERICAN IDOL!!!

(Photos by Kevin Winter/American Idol 2009/Getty Images for FOX)

KISS just rocked an audience of over 25 million with American Idol Finalist, Adam Lambert!

You voted for an American Idol.... Now your vote can determine which cities KISS will play on their HUGE upcoming TOUR!

VOTE NOW!!!....

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!

Fans across the U.S. and Canada can cast their votes at eventful.com/Kiss to have their city included on the KISS 2009 North American tour. Fans can vote, and then check the tally of what cities are in the lead to have Kiss rock their hometown!

www.eventful.com/kiss.

May 20 2009
ON AMERICAN IDOL
KISS AMERICAN IDOL PHOTOS

Here are some more great photos of KISS and Adam Lambert from their performance on 'American Idol' tonight!

(Photo by Kevin Winter/American Idol 2009/Getty Images for FOX)
May 20 2009
AMERICAN IDOL CLIP
KISS AMERICAN IDOL CLIP

Check out this awesome clip of KISS rocking out with Adam Lambert tonight on the American Idol Finale!

May 20 2009
NEW IN KOL'S SHOP
KISS PACKAGE SPECIALS

Check out these 2 great KISS bundle specials!

KISS His & Hers T-Shirt Special - this His and Hers package includes the KISS Army Shield tee as well as the Star Struck Rhinestone Babydoll.

CLICK HERE to order the KISS His & Hers T-Shirt Special.

KISS Rock 'N' Roll All Nite Special - A KISS Rock N' Roll All Nite tee and KISS Army tote bag.

CLICK HERE to order the KISS Rock 'N' Roll All Nite Special .
May 20 2009
NEW VANS
ROCK 'N' ROLL OVER VANS

Here's a first look at the new KISS Rock 'N' Roll Over shoes and jeans from Vans! These, along with Rock 'N' Roll Over classic slip ons & t-shirts, will be released in June.

Vans KISS products are available at better footwear stores and boutiques worldwide as well as on vans.com.

The Vans KISS Solo Faces and Dressed To Kill SK8-Hi are available in stores now.

Look for additional collaborations created by Vans and KISS in 2009.
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