News - 2010 : April

Apr 21 2010
BACKSTAGE WITH "THE WILD GUYS OF "
FOCUS ONLINE
Germany's Focus Online television recently aired a special filmed at KISS' Anaheim show during the Alive 35 tour. Go backstage with Tommy for some great behind-the-scenes footage of the dressing room and costumes. Host Andreas Renner even tries on Gene's boot and visits the band during soundcheck... and Gene has a special greeting for fans in German! Here's the segment:

Apr 21 2010
2010 CHILEAN EXPO REVIEW
KISS ARMY CHILE
Saturday, April 17 was a very special night for the Chilean KISS family. Chileans, in a united crowd, paid a great tribute to the legendary band, enjoying the amazing performances of KISS tribute bands: War Machine, Unholy and Revenge.

When the fervent attendees thought that the presentation of the new Chilean fans' website was the big surprise of the night, the screen instead showed an exclusive video of Eric Singer greeting the Chilean army and announcing their new tour, expressing their intention to also pass through several parts of South America. This was one of the highlights of the night!

It was a truly magical night, where the fans chanted energetically all of KISS' famous songs, while leaving the band a clear message: KISS, WE ANXIOUSLY AWAIT YOUR RETURN TO CHILE. Here's a video with the best of the expo!

Stephanie Berasain

Apr 21 2010
GERMAN FANS' VAN
KOL FAN LETTER
KISS,

My wife and I are enthusiastic Kiss Fans since 30 years. We love your shows and the fantastic music.

In 2008 we converted our Chevrolet Van to a Kiss-Fan-Van, with a small Kiss stage inside with light and sound. The people who see it are surprised! We are sending you some pictures of the van and stage.

We look forward to a gigantic show in Oberhausen in June!

Silvia & Thomas from Essen, Germany


LETTERS
Apr 20 2010
IN LATEST CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE
KISSONLINE
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Check out the huge KISS spread in the May issue of Classic Rock Magazine.

Thanks to Fernando Martinez for sending KISSonline the scans.
Apr 20 2010
"STRUTTER" LIVE AT MSG
KISSONLINE
Here's another great clip from the Alive 35 tour! This time it's "Strutter" in front of a sold-out Madison Square Garden crowd!

Apr 19 2010
"DEUCE" CLIP FROM MILAN
KISSONLINE
KISS Army, can you believe that in less than two weeks, KISS returns to England for the kickoff of the Sonic Boom Over Europe tour? To get you pumped up, enjoy this great clip of KISS in Milan from 2008!

Apr 19 2010
IS EVERYWHERE!
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Hi KISS!

I just came back from the Atlanta zoo and all I got was this t -shirt! KISS really is everywhere!

Jeff Bridges

LETTERS
Apr 18 2010
SONIC BOOM OVER EUROPE TV SPOT
XL.SK
Check out this television commercial from Slovakia for KISS' Bratislava show on the Sonic Boom Over Europe tour!

Apr 17 2010
"DETROIT ROCK CITY" FROM LONDON SOUNDCHECK
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Here's a great KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE clip of KISS playing "Detroit Rock City" at the soundcheck for their 02 Academy show in London. Check out the fun ending of the song...as you can see, the guys were having a great time!
Apr 16 2010
ABC TRUST LAUNCHES CHARITY AUCTION
KISSONLINE
Here's your chance to bid for a pair of exclusive KISS Meet And Greet tickets.

The ABC Trust - a charity dedicated to helping the lives of children in Brazil - has launched a KISS charity auction via eBay.

Funds raised will help support a project called the Street Child World Cup, where teams of street children compete in a football tournament.

(The 'ABC' in ABC Trust stands for Action for Brazil's Children - see what they did there?!)

Anyhow, up for grabs is the following prize, which includes:

* Two exclusive Meet And Greet Tickets to see KISS at London's Wembley Arena on May 12
* Personal photograph with KISS
* Autograph session (includes 8x10 autographed photo)
* Exclusive KISS concert shirt
* Collectible KISS tour poster (limited edition, numbered)
* Official KISS tour program
* Official Meet And Greet laminate
* Set of KISS Sonic Boom guitar picks
* $100 voucher for the official KISSonline store

To enter your bid, go here.

Find out more about the ABC Trust here.
Apr 16 2010
PAUL STANLEY - FAMILY MAN, ROCK STAR AND PAINTER
CELEBRITY EXTRA ONLINE
By Cindy Elavsky

We all know Paul Stanley, lead singer of KISS. But you might not recognize him without his makeup (left, all photos and artwork courtesy and copyright Paul Stanley and paulstanley.com). What you might be surprised to know is that Paul is more than a musician: He is a prolific painter whose works are shown around the country and sell for big money. I was thrilled to get the chance to catch up with Paul, and he told me all about his artwork, KISS's latest album and their recent appearance on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

Celebrity Extra: Thank you so much for talking with me. I'll get right into it so you can start your morning.

Paul Stanley: My morning starts when my 3-and-a-half-year-old walks in the room.

CE: That's true. I'm thinking about the rock-star lifestyle, but you're actually a family man as well.

PS: I am a family man and a rock star.

CLICK HERE to read the rest of the interview
Apr 16 2010
"KING OF THE NIGHT TIME WORLD" FROM BOSTON
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Here's a crew's eye view from behind the curtain drop as KISS opened their 10/5/09 Boston show with "King of the Night Time World!"

Apr 16 2010
NEW MAS STOCKINGS
KISSONLINE
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK

Check out the great new KISSmas stocking from licensee Kurt Adler. Pictured are the actual art designs that have been sent to KISS for comments and approval. The KISSmas stockings should be available in early November.

Apr 16 2010
ON THIS DAY IN TORY 1996
KISSONLINE
On this day in KISStory - April 16, 1996, KISS officially announced their Reunion Tour aboard of the U.S.S Intrepid in New York City!

Apr 15 2010
LATEST IN COLLECTIBLES
KISSONLINE
PRESS PASS UNLEASH 'LEGENDS OF KISS'

Press Pass' strong run of KISS trading cards continued this week with the release of 'Legends of KISS', a 100-card themed set that tells the story of the band through their own words - a set that, when placed in pages, tells the story from card to card.

This totally new re-working of KISS Trading Cards is set up to be a storybook-style telling of the Legend of KISS. The back of this 100 card set can be arranged to make the story come together to form a time-line of the band's history all the way up to the present. Very different than the last two sets released by Press Pass. Very artistically detailed cards and interesting new twists on the sub-sets and parallel sets.

KISS Legends Trading Cards Hobby Box. 24 packs per box and 5 cards per pack.



Features:

- 100 card base set
- Autographed and costume relic cards merged into one
- Guitar pick cards
- 4 different color Proof Parallel set cards
- 6 different Pop-up cards
- One of a kind Printing Plate Cards
- Black and White Parallel set
- Foil Numbered Parallell set
- Blue Foil Numbered Parallel set
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