News - 2010 : January

Jan 22 2010
THE EXAMINER
By Phyllis Pollack

If you have an axe to grind with the band Kiss, this is the time to do it. Kiss bassist Gene Simmons has revealed that fans can now purchase a Limited Edition, personally signed version of the Gene Simmons Axe Bass. No surprise, the bass is shaped like an axe. For those who want to show off their chops with this axe, of for those who just want to own this collectors item, there are two models of the bass.

"I know that people will buy this," Simmons told Examiner.com.

One of the two models is a high-end version that is limited in number, which sells at $5000.00 each. It is available now through a special website. Obviously a collector's item for Kiss fans, the instrument comes with an elaborate hard-shell case that has Simmons' face displayed on it in full Demon make-up, surrounded by flames.
Jan 22 2010
PAUL'S ONE LIVE AT CIMM FEST 2010
PAULSTANLEY.com
The Chicago International Movies and Music Festival 2010 Proudly presents Paul Stanley 'One Live KISS' on the big screen!

Hailed as an stunning classic by audiences & critics alike upon it's release in 2008 by Universal Pictures/Ume/New Door Records - 'One Live KISS' is a unique, personal, and intimate concert film featuring the legendary Paul Stanley of super group KISS & directed by acclaimed filmmaker Louis Antonelli is back as it was meant to be experienced - Larger than life on the big screen!! - in shattering multi-channel digital theater concert sound!!

One show only on Saturday, March 6th @ 3:00 pm (doors open @ 2:00 pm - arrive early * special audience prize giveaways planned!)
After the screening of 'One Live KISS' CIMM fest '10 will host an in person Q&A with producer/director Louis Antonelli, and other special guests!

Lincoln Hall (across from the historic biograph theater)
2424 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614 usa

Tickets are limited - online pre- purchase recommended

Visit the CIMM FEST 2010 website for advance tickets and further information about 'One Live KISS' plus all of the exciting events scheduled for this year's festival - March 4th - 7th , 2010 in Chicago!

CIMM FEST 2010

Jan 22 2010
MYSEDESERT.com
Q: So the last time you were here, it was five years ago. Is that your thing, coming here every five years?

A: That's right, I'm on the five-year rotation. It's my style.

Q: What do you remember about your first Bob Hope?

A: I remember how nervous I was the first tee. It was the first time I did a major tournament like that. These days, I'm a little more settled in. I've done a few of these. I actually have my own celebrity pro-am up in Oregon. I've been around this, so I'm a little more comfortable with this.
Jan 22 2010
EAR BUDS
KISSONLINE SNEAK PEEK
Here's the printing artwork sheets for the packaging of the just approved KISS Ear Buds from licensee Pricepoint Accessories. KISS Ear Buds will be available at retail stores in late February.
Jan 21 2010
TOMMY AT NAMM SHOW
TOMMYTHAYER.com
Tommy signed posters for two and a half hours for hundreds of fans lined up Saturday afternoon at the NAMM show in Anaheim, California. Tommy was showcasing his signature Hughes & Kettner Duotone amplifier at the HK booth for fans and the press.
Jan 21 2010
GERMAN CONCERT POSTERS
KISSONLINE
Here are two different styles of KISS Sonic Boom Over Europe Tour posters for KISS' Hamburg and Berlin, Germany shows.

Thanks to our German friend Marcel Mueller for sending the images to KISSonline.
Jan 21 2010
2010 INDIANAPOLIS FAN EXPO
KISSONLINE
2010 Indianapolis KISS Expo March 21st with Special Guest Eric Singer!

The 2009 Indianapolis KISS Fan Expo will be held Sunday March 21th from 1:00PM to 7:00PM (12:00PM for VIP holders) at the Ramada Inn East (Formerly Holiday Inn East, same location as always just new name.) in Indianapolis, Indiana.

This year's special guest is KISS drummer Eric Singer, just back from rockin' over 1.5 million fans around the world on the KISS Alive 35 Tour! Eric will do a Q/A and be available for photos and autographs throughout the day.

KISS tribute band Mr. Speed will perform the entire Dressed To Kill album as well as more than half of the Sonic Boom album too!

Children 12 and under get in free! KISS merchandise and collectibles will be on sale throughout the day. There will be giveaways and contests too.


KISSonline will be attending the event with merchandise, and will also host a special fundraising raffle for KISS' friend, Christopher 'Critter' Smith. We will post more details on the raffle soon here on KISSonline.

CLICK HERE for more INDY KISS Fan Expo details
Jan 21 2010
IS EVERYWHERE!
KISS FAN LETTER
Hi KISS & the KISS Army!

Check out this picture from Namm 2010...ELVIS MEETS KISS! KISS really is everywhere!

Rock on!
Geir Arne Dale
Akkerhaugen - Norway

LETTERS
Jan 20 2010
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAUL!!
KISSONLINE
Happy Birthday to the greatest frontman in Rock! We hope you have a wonderful day!
Jan 20 2010
IS EVERYWHERE!
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Hi KISS Army,

Here's a photo from the New York Daily news of a fan of the Minnesota Vikings at Sunday's NFL divisonal playoff game.

Dan Demora

Jan 20 2010
NEW MAS ORNAMENTS
KISSONLINE SNEAK PEEK
Check out these new KISSmas ornaments from KISS from licensee Kurt Adler. The company is also planning to release a few other KISS ornament designs and we will bring you photos as soon as we get the samples.
Jan 20 2010
MY PERMANENT MEMORY!
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Dear KISS,

Vancouver was my very first KISS concert. I have been a huge fan for some time. Finally, I got to go to a KISS concert. I was so happy I ended up getting the meet and greet package which got me a seat in row two dead center. Meeting KISS was a life changing moment for me. KISS was the band that got me into rock and metal music. If it wasn't for them I wouldn't be currently playing bass and singing lead vocals for my band "Merciful Angel".

So I want to say thank you to all of you guys - Gene,Paul, Tommy, and Eric - for your great dedication to your fans. You guys are great to take the time to meet your fans.The show was amazing. I couldn't believe how great of a show you guys put on. I even got to catch a pick. Paul aimed a pick right at me , when I caught it I was so happy I could of almost shed a tear. This was the best day of my life, I got to meet the guys who changed my life forever, my idols, the hottest band in the world KISS.

I wanted to do something very memorable... So I got all of KISS to sign, then I had the signatures tattooed on to my arm so I had something to remind me of that day for the rest of my life. I just want to say thank you again for every thing that you guys have done for me. Please come back to Vancouver.

Thanks,
Mark Warhurst

LETTERS
Jan 19 2010
WIN SONIC BOOM OVER EUROPE TICKETS
CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE
We've got five pairs of tickets for Kiss' shows this coming spring to give away in an exclusive competition.

Kiss's hotly antipated 'Sonic Boom Over Europe: From The Beginning To The Boom’ tour comes to the UK and Eire in May.

You can win a pair of much sought-after tickets to see Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer at one of the following shows:

2010

Sat 1st May Sheffield Arena (UK)
Sun 2nd May Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (UK)
Tues 4th May Liverpool Arena (UK)
Wed 5th May Birmingham LG Arena (UK)
Fri 7th May Dublin, O2 Arena (Eire)
Mon 10th May Manchester MEN Arena (UK)
Wed 12th May London, Wembley Arena (UK)

CLICK HERE TO ENTER
Jan 19 2010
ON THIS DAY IN TORY 2007
KISSONLINE
"KISSOLOGY VOLUME 1 1974-1977" was certified 5X Platinum by the R.I.A.A.!
Jan 19 2010
MILAN STREET POSTER
KISSONLINE
Check out this KISS street poster for the band's May 18 show in Milan, Italy .

Thanks to Fabio Mainardi for sending KISSonline the image. The image was taken by Ghigo from Milan.
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