News - 2009 : November

Nov 29 2009
INKED FOR LIFE
KISSONLINE
Check out these great KISS tattoos chronicling many eras of the hottest band in the world. ALL of these tattoos are on the same fan spotted at the San Diego show. He's truly marked for life as a devoted member of the KISS Army!

Photos by Dean Snowden for KISSonline.
Nov 28 2009
VIDEO OF "DETROIT ROCK CITY" IN SAN DIEGO
KISSONLINE
Check out this fan-filmed clip of "Detroit Rock City" from last night's show in San Diego!

Nov 28 2009
McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS
Excerpted from The Buffalo News

Say what you will about KISS, but even after all these years, the face-painted foursome is still provocative.

This year, the band launched a first-ever fan-routed tour (which drew both praise and complaints) and released "Sonic Boom," its first album in 11 years (which entered the pop charts at No. 2, a career high for KISS).

If you ask Paul Stanley, KISS' co-leader, the band is KISS at its best- with co-leader Gene Simmons at his side, as well as recent additions Tommy Thayer (guitar) and Eric Singer (drums).

We talked to Stanley about the fan-routed tour, its new album and why critics and multi-generations seem to love KISS these days.
Nov 28 2009
ERIC & GENE ON ESPN SET
KISSONLINE
Here are some photos of Eric and Gene on the set of SportCenter. The guys appeared on the show just before their Staples Center concert on Wednesday.

Photos by Gary Reynolds/ESPN.
Nov 28 2009
AT OUR WEDDING!
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Hi KISS!!

I was recently married to a wonderful man! I wanted to share a Kiss influenced part of our wedding! In our search for a "Cool" wedding cake topper, we couldn't find anything that really represented us... So I suggested a Kiss cake topper. My husband found appropriate figurines and painted the faces himself.

Thank you for all the years of great Rock and Roll,

Meegan Gerard Wherry

LETTERS
Nov 28 2009
VENTURA COUNTY STAR
Here's an interview Tommy did to promote the Staples Center Show.

Westlake Village native lives the Kiss dream

By Bill Locey
Lead guitarist Tommy Thayer, an 805 native and "the new guy," discussed the latest, including this impending home game gig.

So evidently, you have the duty. How many phoners do you have to do a day?

Not that many, maybe one or two here and there because everyone in the band does interviews.

So they're not just torturing the new guy?

Naw. Gene and Paul like to talk too much, so they’re not going to let that happen.

How's the Kiss biz treating you?

Well, without sounding typical or cliche, it's going better than we could even imagine.
Nov 28 2009
KIDS ROCK LIKE !
KISSONLINE
Check out these kids rocking like KISS at an amateur talent show!

Nov 27 2009
LAS VEGAS SUN
By John Katsilometes
Excerpted from Las Vegas Sun

KISS, indefatigable glam/rock pioneers who spawned a billion Halloween costumes and its own teenage army, returns to Las Vegas on Saturday night for a show at Pearl Theater at the Palms. This fall, the band, powered still by founding members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, released its first studio album in 11 years, "Sonic Boom."

This week the Las Vegas Sun corralled the 57-year-old KISS vocalist and guitarist as the band prepared for a show in Anaheim, Calif., this week. Following is the conversation as our BlackBerry chimed with Stanley's eagerly awaited call:

"Hello, this is Paul Stanley."

"Excellent. Where are you calling from?"

"Anaheim, getting ready for a show here."
Nov 27 2009
30 YEARS LATER
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Hi KISS!

I took my 7 year old daughter Olivia to her first concert, KISS at the Key Arena in Seattle. It was almost 30 years to the day that I sat in the same section to see KISS in 1979. To be able to see the band again, but this time through the eyes of my little girl was truly something special. It is a memory that she and I will share for ever.

Thank you! Paul

LETTERS
Nov 27 2009
EXPRESS AND STAR
Rock legends Kiss return to Birmingham NEC next year when they play the LG Arena in support of their spectacular new album, Sonic Boom.

The face-painted rock superheroes, riding on the crest of a wave after a stunning performance at Download in 2008 and the seemingly never-ending Alive 35 world tour, arrive at the LG Arena on Tuesday May 11, 2010. Tickets go on sale at 9am this Friday, November 27..

In typical bombastic Kiss style, the tour goes by the title of "Sonic Boom Over Europe: From The Beginning To The Boom", hinting at a setlist including nearly four decades of Kiss classics, right up to the new material, which deliberately evokes the spirit of the early Kiss albums.
Nov 27 2009
AMERICAN CHRONICLE
ROCK legends Kiss will slap on their make-up to play their first gig in Scotland for 17 years.

The US supergroup - Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer - are promising to put on the most spectacular show of their controversial career.

"This is the best Kiss ever...it's the biggest and most successful tour we've done," boasted guitarist Paul.

"You only have to come and see us to know this is as good as it gets."

Kiss have been wowing fans on the other side of the Atlantic with their new stage show based on this year's hit album, Sonic Boom.
Nov 27 2009
EUROPEAN TICKET ON-SALE TODAY
KISSONLINE
Tickets for the general public will go on sale this morning, Friday, November 27, for the following cities of the KISS 2010 Sonic Boom European Tour!

Dublin, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, London, Zurich, Geneva, Vienna, Ostrava, Berlin, Leipzig, Bratislava, Hamburg, Oberhausen, Stockholm, Malmo, Arnhem and Madrid.

Visit the KISS TOUR PAGE
Nov 26 2009
THE EXAMINER
Los Angeles concert is first live Facebook concert broadcast

By Phyllis Pollack
The Examiner

Last night's Kiss concert in Los Angeles was the first concert to be broadcast live on Facebook. The scene at L.A.'s Staples Center for the Kiss Alive 35 tour date was both deep with cameras that were shooting the band, as well as the audience for the Facebook broadcast. The band's rhythm guitarist Paul Stanley pointed to sections of the audience, where cameras would focus on them. Each section of fans would cheer loudly as they were being filmed, while the band would conjure the same antics that made them an attraction more than three decades ago. The band is currently promoting their Sonic Boom album, released on October 6. The double disc, which also features a DVD, is their 19th release, was recorded at Conway Studios in Los Angeles.
Nov 26 2009
STAPLES CENTER PHOTOS
KISSONLINE
Check out these awesome photos taken by Ricky Lovas last night in Los Angeles.
Nov 26 2009
ERIC AND GENE ON ESPN
ESPN
Eric and Gene stopped by ESPN last night before the Staples Center concert to help count down the SportsCenter highlights of the day. Check it out!

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