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.
May 20 2009
AT SUMMERFEST
KISS AT SUMMERFEST

KISS booked for June 27 at Summerfest

Pucker up, '70s rock fans. You're going to love this.

Summerfest has announced the last of this year's 11 Marcus Amphitheater headliners, and it's a big, wet KISS.

Original members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley will be joined by Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer in full makeup and costumes for the show at 7:30 p.m. June 27, the first Saturday of Summerfest.

Tickets will go on sale at noon May 26 at the amphitheater box office and through Ticketmaster, (800) 745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com.
May 19 2009
KISS IKONS TRADING CARDS

Interview With Jesse Leadbetter

Among the dozens of products stamped by the KISS logo flooding the market, there is one whose success with the fans has never failed: the trading card. 2009 promises to be an exceptional vintage with the release of a new and beautiful series from Press Pass, 'KISS Ikons!' And since good news never comes alone, the U.S. company promises a second series for the month of August! I'm not going to tell you more and I'm going to leave you with Jesse Leadbetter, Associate Product Manager for Press Pass, who was kind enough to answer some questions for DN's readers...

- First, could you please...
May 19 2009
AT CALIFORNIA MID-STATE FAIR
KISS ARMY MEMBERS-ONLY TICKET PRESALE

A KISS ARMY Members-Only ticket presale for the KISS show at the California Mid-State Fair begins today at 3PM (PST).

Presale starts: Tuesday, May 19 @ 12PM (PST) Presale ends: Thursday, May 21 @ 12AM (PST)

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

KISS at California Mid-State Fair Paso Robles, California July 28, 2009 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.
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