Jan 30 2008
ERIC ON ' 35th ANNIVERSARY
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'Who would have thought that first 35 minute show would turn into a 35+ year career that's still going strong! KISS is 'AMERICANA' personified, period. The best Band & Brand in the Land'

Eric Singer
Jan 30 2008
THIS DAY IN TORY 1973
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Thirty five years ago today - January 30, 1973, KISS performed their very first concert at Popcorn (The Coventry) in Queens, NY. The band performed 2 sets at the club that night for a crowd of under 10 people.

Earlier this week, Gene recalled how that show came about:

1973 was the beginning.

Wicked Lester had just finished its album for EPIC RECORDS. There were five members in the band, including Paul and myself. Though we had a real recording contract with a major label, and though we had finished an entire album, we were depressed. It just wasn't what we had envisioned.

So, we started again. We tried firing the other three guys in Wicked Lester, but some wouldn't leave. So, we quit.

We started again with a vision. 'Let's put together the band we never saw on stage.'

We got a manager named LOU LINET, who managed JF MURPHY AND FREE FLOWING SALT and DIANA MARCOVITZ (or something like that)...and when he heard the newborn baby -- KISS. He thought it was the worst crap he had ever heard. Needless to say, he was gone immediately. So, we were managerless.

I put together a bio kit, while I worked at the Puerto Rican Interagency Council, as assistant to the Director. Peter's friend owned a printing press and printed up our invites.

But, where to play? We didn't have a manager. We didn't have an agent. We never had.

I made a phone call cold to a place called Popcorn in Queens, NY and on the phone convinced the guy to hire a band, who would soon be changing their name from WICKED LESTER to KISS.

We got the gig -- three nights -- Wed, Thurs and Fri for the sum total of $150.

That was the beginning.
Jan 29 2008
TO TOUR EUROPE & SCANDINAVIA
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE

Last night, Paul Stanley confirmed that KISS will tour Europe and Scandinavia this May and June. The band will play arena and stadium shows.

Details to follow....Stay tuned to KISSONLINE!

Below is KISS' full schedule of upcoming shows for Australia and New Zealand:

March 16 - Melbourne, Australia - Ing F1 Grand Prix 18 - Brisbane, Australia - Entertainment Center 20 - Sydney, Australia - Acer Arena 22 - Wellington, New Zealand - ROCK2WTGN Festival

Jan 28 2008
PAUL'S DUET WITH SARAH BRIGHTMAN
Don't forget to check out Paul with Sarah Brightman on the stellar duet 'I Will Be with You (Where the Lost Ones Go)'. The song is featured on Sarah's new album SYMPHONY, which will be released Tuesday - January 29!

To hear another clip of Paul and Sarah's duet, CLICK HERE and then click 'I Will Be With You' under Track Listings..
Jan 28 2008
4K ISSUE #5
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KISS 4K ISSUE #5

When the KISS 4K team, Demon, Starchild, King of All Beasts and Celestial along with Wicked Lester are attacked by the mad Dr. Magus and his army of knights on horseback, they must learn to use recently discovered powers or be destroyed. Plus, the Destroyer Cult makes a deal with Unholy to destroy our heroes.

And lookee here! This issue
Jan 28 2008
12th DETROIT FAN EXPO
KISSONLINE will attend the 12th Detroit KISS Fan Expo!

The 2008 Detroit Kiss Fan Expo has been announced for Sunday, March 16th 2008. From 1:00pm - 6:00pm ( 12:00pm - 6:00pm for VIP ticket holders ). The Expo will take place at the Metropolitan Hotel, located at the Detroit Metro Airport. The Metropolitan Hotel 31500 Wick Road Romulus, MI. 48174 734-467-8000. For hotel rooms, ask for the special Kiss Expo rate. There is also a free shuttle bus from the airport to the hotel for anyone coming in from out of town.

Special Guest and Kiss triute band, to be announced. On display, for the fiirst time since the 1995 Official Kiss Convention Tour, the set of 4 original 77-78 Love Gun costumes. These 4 costumes, which were purchased from the Offical Kiss Auction in 2000, are complete and on the mannequins.

Kiss merchandise and collectables will be on sale throughout the day. There will be a Kiss look-a-like contest. Enter and win $$in Kiss merchandise. KISSONLINE will also attend the Detroit Expo!

To purchase an advanced ticket, you can either use paypal or a credit card over the phone. 734-641-7450 hours between 10:30am-6:00pm. Children 12 and under get in free.

For tickets and more info - visit : http://www.detroitkissexpo.com/ .

Photo is from last year's Detroit Fan Expo.
Jan 27 2008
NEWSPAPER AD FOR SYDNEY SHOW
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Pictured is an actual newspaper ad for KISS' Sydney, Australia show from the Daily Telegraph.

KISS' full schedule of shows for Australia and New Zealand is:

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA. ING F1 GRAND PRIX, MARCH 16th

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA. ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, MARCH 18th

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. ACER ARENA, MARCH 20th

WELLINGTON, NZ. ROCK2WTGN FESTIVAL, MARCH 22nd

The Fan site KISS Army Australia, has posted a great list of travel information for KISS fans looking to attend any of these shows. Information on airlines, hotels and local transportation is included.

CLICK HERE to view the travel info .





Jan 26 2008
NEW AXE LAMP


KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE:

Check out this great new KISS Axe lamp from KISS Licensee Rabbit Tanaka.

Look for the lamp in stores soon!

Jan 25 2008
TOMMY AT NAMM SHOW


Tommy is shown here together with Henry Juszkiewicz, owner and CEO of Gibson Guitars, Saturday (Jan. 19) at the Anaheim NAMM show. 'I wanted to catch up with the people that support me with the best guitars in the world,' says Tommy. Along with Gibson Guitars, Tommy visited Hughes & Kettner Amplifiers to check in on his new stage amplification system that he will use for KISS tour dates in 2008.

Jan 24 2008
ON ART, MUSIC, KISS
Jan 24 2008
GENE ON UGLY BETTY
Here's a clip of Gene's appearance on ABC's 'Ugly Betty':

Jan 23 2008
ADDS 2 AUSTRALIAN SHOWS
Sydney and Brisbane shows announced! KISS Army Presales This Friday!

One of the most legendary and influential bands in rock history KISS will perform concerts in Sydney and Brisbane in March. The concerts will follow the band's spectacular performance to close the 2008 Grand Prix in Melbourne on Sunday 16 March.

This Friday, January 25th at 9am local venue time, the KISS Army will have exclusive access to a presale for KISS' appearances at the dates below:

Date: Tuesday 18th March, 2008 City: Brisbane, Australia Venue: Brisbane Entertainment Centre KISS Army Presale Date: 01/25/2007 @ 9am local venue time Public On-Sale: Mon 4 Feb, 9am

Date: Thursday 20th March, 2008 City: Sydney, Australia Venue: ACER Arena KISS Army Presale Date: 01/25/2007 @ 9am local venue time Public On-Sale: Mon 4 Feb, 9am

Presales end Sunday January 27th at 5pm

To access the presale link Premium KISS Army Members should go to the link below at 9am on Friday January 25 2008 (local venue time) and log in with your KISS ARMY User Name and Password:

http://www2.kissonline.com/service.php?module=tickets .

It is recommended that KISS Army Fan Club Members pre-register to be a My Ticketek member well before the presale starts, enabling them to purchase tickets online.

Fan club members can register at any time HERE

If you are not a premium member of the KISS Army and would like to participate in this presale, JOIN NOW!

In the spirit of the original club, the highlight of the new KISS ARMY is the Membership Kit which features the following Members Only Exclusive items: KISS ARMY T shirt, Membership Card, Metal Pin, Bumper Sticker, Guitar Pick, Temporary Tattoo and Dog Tag!

Members also receive a $10 coupon & 10% discounts to the KISSONLINE Shop, access to Members Only KISS merchandise, KISS ARMY e-newsletters and access to amazing seats with our exclusive Fan Club Pre-Sales.

Join the ranks of the KISS ARMY today and share your love for the greatest band in the world as part of this exclusive community!

JOIN NOW!
Jan 23 2008
ERIC SINGER WITH DAVID WELLS


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Major League Baseball pitcher David Wells stopped by the PEARL booth at NAMM to say hello to Eric Singer!

Jan 23 2008
SOUTH FLORIDA DEMON
Jan 22 2008
PAUL ON SARAH BRIGHTMAN
Paul Stanley, the multitalented artist and legendary front man for the iconic group KISS, announced today that he will appear on the upcoming Sarah Brightman album, 'Symphony' (Manhattan Records), slated to be released in the United States on January 29, 2008.

Stanley, who in addition to his songwriting and performing responsibilities for KISS, is an accomplished solo artist, painter and stage performer, collaborated with Brightman on the duet 'I Will Be with You (Where the Lost Ones Go)' off the forthcoming album 'Symphony.' Interestingly, both are 'Phantom of the Opera' alums with Brightman having originated the role of Christine Daae in the Andrew Lloyd Webber production and Stanley who received rave reviews for his portrayal of The Phantom in the Toronto stage version.

'As a fan of Sarah's stage, recording and concert work, I was immediately intrigued with the potential of what our voices together might create,' said Stanley. 'We were both really pleased with how our duet turned out and performing live together is a real possibility.'

Paul Stanley just completed a highly successful 2007, garnering over $2 million in sales for his art work distributed through Wentworth Galleries. Stanley is also slated to tour Australia and New Zealand with KISS in March of 2008 with possible Europe and US dates to follow.

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