Feb 19 2009
IN VANCOUVER 1975
EARLY KISS CONCERT PHOTOS

Thanks to Kim Barnatt for sending KOL these great photos of KISS from January 1975 at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver B.C!!
Feb 18 2009
THIS DAY IN TORY 1974
DEBUT KISS ALBUM RELEASED

Today is the 35th Anniversary of the release of KISS' self-titled debut album!

Check out the 1974 KISS commercial below. In the clip, KISS is performing at the Academy of Music in New York, NY --- January 26, 1974. Notice that Paul is wearing his bandit makeup!

Feb 17 2009
MEGO DOLL OF THE DAY
PAUL STANLEY DOLL

Hey KISS ARMY,

Thought you'd like this...

Mego, the famous toy company from the 70's, has a museum web site of all of their classic toys, and today...their Mego of the Day is a Paul Stanley doll!!

Best, Mike Hayes

LETTERS click here



Feb 17 2009
GENE ON BRITANNICA LIST
JOHN ADAMS & GENE SIMMONS?

Gene Simmons was included in the 'Ten Teachers Who Made a Mark in Another Field' list on Britannica.com. The list also included Alexander Graham Bell, Robert Frost and US Presidents John Adams & Lyndon B. Johnson, among other greats!

Ten Teachers Who Made a Mark in Another Field

By Daniel Willingham - February 16th, 2009

Everyone is concerned about the number of teachers leaving the profession. These ten individuals left teaching and went on to achieve greatness in their chosen fields. For some, you might think it possible that they would have done still more good remaining in the classroom. For others most would agree that it s just as well that students learned from someone else.

(9) It is hard to believe that Gene Simmons could have been a teacher. He is known best as the frontman for the 1970 s rock band KISS , known for outrageous shows during which Simmons would spit blood, breath fire, and taunt the audience. But Simmons did teach sixth grade in Spanish Harlem. Simmons was reportedly fired for, among other things, replacing the Shakespearean play in the curriculum with Spiderman comics.

CLICK HERE to visit the Encyclopedia Britannica Blog to view the entire list.
Feb 16 2009
FAN SAVES HIS PRIZED GUITAR
WHAT I SAVED IN THE FIRE

The following article was in the Australian Sun-Herald (one of Sydney's Sunday newspapers) with regard to the recent horrible Victorian bushfires. They ran the feature titled 'What I Saved', and this Aron (see below) saved his treasured KISS autographed guitar...!

WHAT I SAVED IN THE FIRE

Aron Driscoll Age: 35 Lived: Whittlesea Road, Flowerdale

I bought the guitar from my niece three years ago. I'm a huge KISS fan. She knew I'd had my eye on it for a while and eventually she parted with it for around $1500.

It's a Silvertone bass, signed by KISS, so it's a bit of a rarity.

When the fire arrived, there wasn't any time to think. There was probably 50,000 other things I could have grabbed in that moment but the guitar was it. And I'm glad of that because it's very special. I get togther with the boys a couple of times every fortnight and play, you know, let it rip.

There's nothing left of the house but some kind strangers have given me a caravan so I'm heading back up there to stay for the first time. I'm returning home and so is the guitar. It'll keep me company as I work out what's next.

Thanks to our friend, Kaori Hashimoto for sending us this story!

Photo: Janie Barrett
Feb 16 2009
LATEST PAUL STANLEY GUITAR
10TH ANNIVERSARY PS2000

Here's the latest Paul Stanley Guitar from Washburn, the 10th Anniversary edition of the classic PS2000. The guitar is available in Black, White and Cracked Mirror.

The Paul Stanley Signature Series also includes several models of the Preacher Guitar that Paul used on his 2006/2007 Solo Tour.

CLICK HERE to view all of the available Paul Stanley Guitars from Washburn.

PS 2000 '10th Anniversary' Specs:

Built in the USA Custom Shop Mahogany body with maple cap Gloss finish 8 ply binding Tone Pros® tune-o-matic bridge Paul Stanley Tailpiece Seymour Duncan '59 neck pickup Seymour Duncan JB bridge pickup 3-way toggle switch 2 volume, 1 tone control Mahogany set neck Ebony fingerboard with Paul Stanley pearl/abalone split block inlays (X at 12th fret) 22 jumbo frets 24.75' scale 14' fingerboard radius Double action truss rod Graph Tech nut 18:1 Grover® tuners Buzz Feiten Tuning System™ Case: GC31 Included Colors: Black, White, Cracked Mirror
Feb 15 2009
FAN'S CREATURES TATTOO
KOL FAN LETTER

Hey KISS!

I just wanted to show off my Creatures of the Night tattoo. It was my most painful tat...but it was worth it!

Chaz

LETTERS click here
Feb 14 2009
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
KOL FAN LETTER

Hi KISS & the KISS ARMY!

Just throwing a piece of KISS Candy your way to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!

KISS RULES!

John D

LETTERS click here
Feb 13 2009
VAN IN NEW ZEALAND
KOL FAN LETTER

Hello Everyone,

I am a big KISS fan from Holland, and my girlfriend stays for a holiday in New Zealand. Last night se send me this picture.

Shows that s KISS is worldwide!

Greets from Holland,

Wietze

LETTERS click here
Feb 13 2009
ADDS SOUTH AMERICAN DATE
KISS TO ROCK PERU STADIUM!

KISS will make their first ever appearance in Peru on April 14th! The band will perform at the 45,000 seat Estadio Nacional Stadium in Lima as part of their 2009 South American Tour.

Tickets go on sale today at 9AM (Peru Time), at www.tuentrada.com.pe or via the call center : +(511) 618-3838.
Feb 12 2009
MONTREAL TICKET PRESALE TODAY
KISS ARMY MEMBERS-ONLY TICKET PRESALE

A KISS ARMY Members-Only ticket presale for the Montreal, Canada KISS show begins today at 10AM (EST).

Presale starts: Thursday, February 12 @ 10AM (EST) Presale ends: Friday, February 13 @ 6PM (EST)

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

KISS at Bell Centre Montreal, Quebec July 13, 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.
Feb 12 2009
LATEST ARRIVALS IN SHOP
NEW KISS MERCHANDISE

Check out these great new KISS arrivals in KOL's KISS SHOP!

KISS Army Shield Tee - This KISS Army tee features the KISS Army Shied artwork. Black 100% cotton.

CLICK HERE to order the KISS Army Shield Tee.

KISS Army Tote Bag - This canvas tote bag features KISS Army artwork on both sides.

CLICK HERE to order the KISS Army Tote Bag.

KISS Guitar Pick 12 Pack - This KISS set has 12 guitar picks.

CLICK HERE to order the KISS Guitar Pick 12 Pack .

KISS Heroes Babydoll - This KISS babydoll features the Heroes artwork on front. Black 100% cotton.

CLICK HERE to order the KISS Heroes Babydoll.
Feb 11 2009
CAFFEINATED CROSS-BRANDING
At KISS Coffeehouse, Rock 'n' Roll All Night and Drink Coffee Every Day

The rock band KISS has been around for over four decades and they have become a merchandising machine with no end in sight. From tee shirts to toys, videos to CDs and everything in between, KISS has put their name on an eclectic bunch of products.

For those of us who like our music loud and our coffee fresh and strong, the band has the KISS Coffeehouse. If making a trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina isn t in your budget, you can always order the coffee online.

KISS coffee flavors are named after your favorite KISS songs, and the beans meet the quality standard that all coffee lovers require.

KISS Coffeehouse is a stimulating environment to drink a stimulating beverage. No curling up with a nice book or contemplating interpersonal relationships here! It's a place to celebrate life, have fun and experience the hottest band in the world - KISS.

Feb 10 2009
CONGRATULATIONS PAUL!
PAUL WELCOMES A DAUGHTER

By Marisa Laudadio Photo by: Zen Todd KISS frontman Paul Stanley and his wife Erin welcomed an 8 lb. baby girl on Jan. 28, the rocker's rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.

'The KISS Army has a new princess and her name is Sarah Brianna,' says Stanley, 57. 'Erin and I feel truly blessed with the addition of this Star Child into our lives.'

Sarah is the second child for the couple, who married in 2005.

The singer/guitarist and his wife, an attorney, live in Beverly Hills with their son Colin Michael, 2, and Stanley's son Evan Shane, 14, from his previous marriage.

In addition to caring for Sarah, Stanley has other big projects on the horizon: The accomplished painter will tour America with KISS this summer to celebrate the band's 35-year anniversary.
Feb 10 2009
PAUL RADIO INTERVIEW
PAUL ON JIM KERR SHOW

Paul made an appearance on the Jim Kerr Morning Show today to promote his upcoming Art show at Wentworth Gallery.

Wentworth Gallery: The Shops at Riverside, 171 Riverside Square, Hackensack, NJ

Friday, February 27, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Wentworth Gallery: The Mall at Short Hills, 1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ

Saturday, February 28, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

CLICK here to listen to the interview .
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