Nov 21 2008
GENE AT NYSE CLIP
RINGING OPENING BELL

Here's a video clip of Gene opening the New York Stock Exchange yesterday morning.

Nov 20 2008
KEYNOTE AT BILLBOARD CONFERENCE

By Mitchell Peters, L.A. Photo credit J. DeNobile

Having recently completed a 30-plus-date European tour, Kiss will 'eventually when we're ready tour America,' co-founder Gene Simmons said during a keynote address today (Nov. 20) at the fifth annual Billboard Touring Conference, held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York.

Referring to Kiss as the 'juggernaut of all rock'n'roll brands,' Simmons said the band is currently working out future tour details. 'We've been talking with [manager Doc McGhee] about Europe and then doing a year-long tour maybe this coming summer, but we'll see,' Simmons said. 'Kiss and Queen...
Nov 20 2008
NEW IN SHOP
LATEST KISS MERCHANDISE

Here are the latest KISS merchandise items now available in KOL's KISS SHOP!

KISS Eagle & American Flag T-shirt

CLICK HERE to order the KISS Eagle Shirt.

KISS Eagle & American Flag Zipper Hoody Sweatshirt

CLICK HERE to order the KISS Eagle Sweatshirt.

KISS Logo Zippo Lighter

CLICK HERE to order the KISS Zippo Lighter.

KISS Rock 'N' Roll Over Cocktail Table (back by popular demand!)

CLICK HERE to order the KISS Cocktail Table.

Nov 20 2008
MACKENZIE ROCKS AS GENE!
KOL FAN LETTERS

Our 4 yr old daughter said she wanted to be a Rockstar for Halloween this year so we thought… Okay- no problem Hannah Montana? Britney Spears? Pretty easy costume. 'No,' she told us. I want to be the guy who wears white makeup with black on his eyes and has spikes on his shoulders. So we showed her a picture of KISS and she pointed at Gene Simmons and said, 'That guy, I wanna be that guy!'

Here is Mackenzie in costume...she was a crack-up!

Thanks,

Adam & Krystal

LETTERS click here

Nov 19 2008
GENE OPENS STOCK MARKET
RINGS OPENING BELL!

Gene rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange today!
Nov 19 2008
PAUL'S SOLO DVD
ONE LIVE KISS REVIEW

By Anthony Kuzminski

The overall look of the DVD is spectacular. All too often I tend to find artists taking shortcuts when they put these DVD s out. They often go on the cheap not hiring a competent director, shooting on cheap video over film and documenting their legacy with half-talents. That is not the case here. Its clear Stanley has come to realize the importance of documenting all phases of one s career and he didn t cheap out here. Paul Stanley s One Live KISS DVD features an artist whose hunger still roars when he hits the stage. From the opening thunder of 'Live To Win' to the finale of 'Good Bye', One Live KISS is a document of an underrated musician whose hunger matches those of unproven artists and simultaneously reminding KISS fans why we became hypnotized by their image and music in the first place.

CLICK HERE to order ONE LIVE KISS at Amazon.

Nov 18 2008
GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS
SEASON THREE DVD SET OUT TODAY

The Gene Simmons Family Jewels: Season Three DVD set was released today. The box set features 4 DVDs with a running time of 600 minutes.

CLICK HERE to buy the DVD Set at Amazon.com now.

Nov 18 2008
PAUL QUOTE FROM 'CLASSIC ROCK'
A NEW CLASSIC KISS ALBUM???

Paul Stanley 'open to the idea' of recording a brand new KISS album
Nov 18 2008
PAUL ON 'ELECTRIC MORNING SHOW'
INTERVIEW ON KISS & NEW SOLO DVD

CLICK HERE to visit 'The Electric Morning Show' web site and hear Paul's interview with Jack Hammer & Andre! When you get to their website, click the 'LISTEN' link next to Paul's picture.
Nov 17 2008
PAUL ADDS CALIFORNIA ART SHOW
DECEMBER 5 & 6 IN LA JOLLA

Wentworth Gallery is pleased to present two art exhibitions by artist, rock icon, and legendary KISS frontman Paul Stanley. Paul will make two special appearances at the Wentworth Gallery in La Jolla, CA.

Wentworth Gallery - Prospect Square - 1025 Prospect Street - La Jolla, CA

Friday, December 5, 2008 -- 7-9 PM

Saturday, December 6, 2008 -- 6-9 PM

For details on the VIP Reception with Paul Stanley or to RSVP please call 858-551-7071 or 800-732-6140.

Nov 17 2008
PAUL'S ORLANDO ART SHOW
PAUL WITH NY YANKEE JOHNNY DAMON

Here are a few photos of Paul with New York Yankees outfielder Johnny Damon from yesterday's Art show at the Orlando Wentworth Gallery. Damon stopped by to visit with Paul and view his artwork in person, with his wife, Michelle, and former KISS wrestler, Dale Torborg. In the photos the Damon's are pictured with two of their new paintings!
Nov 17 2008
MORE HALLOWEEN PHOTOS
KOL FAN LETTERS

Hello KISS!

With the Rock Band craze my 9 year old son has become a huge Kiss fan. He started listening to your songs in March and since then decided that he would be you in Kiss for Halloween. My husband came pretty close to nailing the make up on his little face. Joseph definitely had a one of a kind look this year in our neighborhood. At least in his age group. It was great.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Vaught Las Vegas, NV

Hi KISS & Fans!

Our boys wanted to dress as their favorite KISS members for Halloween last year. We made their costumes and painted their masks (they don't like face paint). They made the pumpkins by themselves! We all had a blast and they got their pictures taken all night long. They continue to put on their costumes and have shows for us.

Sean (Paul) is 7. Ryan (Gene) is 4. Thanks for letting us post this, we hope you all enjoy!

Greg and Lori Gould

LETTERS click here
Nov 16 2008
QUOTE FROM SARAH BRIGHTMAN
COMMENTS ON PAUL & KISS

Kiss member Paul Stanley was featured with Brightman on 'I Will Be With You (Where the Lost Ones Go),' a track on her latest studio album, Symphony. She sees a similarity between Kiss' theatrical rock and her own grand approach.

'I needed somebody who had a rock voice that could actually sing the notes,' she said. 'Paul Stanley came to mind obviously because he actually had done a stint in Phantom of the Opera in Canada. To sing that part is very difficult, so I knew he'd have the notes there.

'Kiss does show the dramatic, which is always interesting and fun for people. It's about giving as much as you can to people.'

Ms. Brightman is currently touring the US.

Nov 16 2008
GENE SIMMONS KEYNOTE SPEAKER
GENE KEYNOTE AT BILLBOARD CONFERENCE

KISS co-founder, reality TV star and entrepreneur GENE SIMMONS will be the Keynote Q&A for the 5th Annual Billboard Touring Conference, set for Nov. 19-20 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York.

Billboard executive director of content and programming for touring and live entertainment Ray Waddell will conduct the Q&A with Simmons on Nov. 20 at the Roosevelt Ballroom. The Q&A will be filmed for an episode of his A&E reality show 'GENE SIMMONS Family Jewels,' currently in its third season.

'GENE SIMMONS' fingerprints are on virtually all segments of the music industry, particularly as it relates to the live music business,' Waddell says. 'We are thrilled to have him on board for our milestone fifth Touring Conference and we know his insight and the 'GENE SIMMONS world view' will be a compelling must-see for our attendees. Buckle up.'

Born in Haifa, Israel, in 1949 and the only child of a Holocaust survivor, Simmons found global fame as the co-founder and bass player for KISS, which got its start in 1972. KISS scored eight top 40 hits in the '70s and was one of the leading hard rock acts of its day.

The band remains a touring, licensing and merchandising powerhouse, with its officially licensed ventures including the KISS Coffeehouse in Myrtle Beach, S.C., the first in a planned chain of franchises; KISS comic books, KISS condoms and Kiss-branded Visa cards.

Now in its fifth year, the Billboard Touring Conference unites today's top touring professionals to discuss the current state of the industry through potent panel topics, provocative discussions, and productive round-tables, as well as networking opportunities with touring industry power players and decision makers.

The conference is capped off by the Billboard Touring Awards on Nov. 20, which honors the concert industry's top artists and professionals based on actual data compiled through the Billboard Boxscore chart.
Nov 14 2008
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK
KISS VINYL FIGURINES

KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK

Check out these black and white sketches of the new KISS Vinyl Figurines from licensee - Medicom. The company is planning to release these figurines in the summer of 2009. KOL will continue to follow the products development and will post color comps in the next few months
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