News - 2010 : April

Apr 15 2010
PAUL ON WASHBURN ARTIST FORUM
WASHBURN.com
Paul Stanley is featured at the Washburn Artist forum through Friday April 16th at 5:00PM CST.

Anyone can post questions and/or comments for Paul. The forum will then be locked for the weekend to give Paul some time to answer your questions, and his responses will be posted in the locked forum the following Tuesday for all to read and enjoy.

Ask Paul a question HERE
Apr 15 2010
ROADRUNNER RECORDS
May 1st brings not only the Band Holiday Weekend, but it also heralds the begining of the KISS UK headline arena tour in support or their current album SONIC BOOM.

When the guys were in the UK recently on a promotion trip in support of the album and the announcement of the tour dates, we took the opportunity to sit down and have a chat with bassist Gene Simmons about his bass playing career, influences and set up...

RR UK: So, Did you start playing the bass first, was that your first instrument?

Gene: No, my first instrument was guitar, self taught and I did it like anybody else in the prehistoric days- we took albums, which went 33 rpm, and we slowed them down. So grrrrrr rrrrr [sound of slowed down record],like that. But then I could pick up the notes and the chords and copy them, and then try to play along with them, but of course when the record sped up to full speed it changed, didn't it, the tonality went up! Ha! But in either case that's how I learned how to play guitar, and then of course meeting other guitar players who showed me voicings and Sus4 and so on. And then, I saw the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show and thought 'gee, this is a good job, girls scream, you get to dress funny, wear your hair kinda kooky', and that was it it, it's better than being a plumber. So I wanted to do that and then I noticed when I first went out meeting other guys in other bands, there were a million guitar players but no bass players. So I decided to pick up the bass, because I'd get into a band easier.
Apr 14 2010
SONIC BOOM OVER EUROPE LIVE RECORDINGS
KISSONLINE
KISS Sonic Boom Over Europe live recordings are now available for pre-order at simfylive.com . The recordings are available on a USB flash drive and 2 CD DigiPak.

A KISS 16 GB USB Collector's Gold Edition will also be available.

PRE-ORDER YOUR KISS SONIC BOOM OVER EUROPE LIVE RECORDING NOW!.
Apr 14 2010
ITALY LOVES : MILAN SOLD OUT
Deuce News
Add another sold out night to the Sonic Boom over Europe Tour,
all 15,000 tickets for KISS' May 18th Milan show are SOLD OUT!

Apr 13 2010
IS EVERYWHERE!
KISSONLINE
Here's Veronika Chmelirova with her KISS themed performance in the 2010 Miss Czecho-Slovakia Contest.

Apr 13 2010
LIMITED EDITION WIRELESS GUITAR CONTROLLERS
Rock All Night Long on the new Limited Edition KISS Wireless Guitar Controllers

Art Guitar and KISS have come together to bring you three limited edition AG RiffMaster genuine wood, full-sized wireless guitar controllers that are compatible with both Guitar Hero and Rock Band video games on Playstation's PS2 and PS3 console systems. It's time to play KISS style!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW

Apr 12 2010
AWESOME TATTOOS
KISSONLINE
Tour Manager Hans 'Crew Tattoo' v/d Ven of the Dutch tribute band 'Kiss on the Rocks' shows off his great KISS tattoos, which he hopes to get the band to sign on the upcoming European tour. Hans will be visiting multiple shows in various countries and has already selected the closest Tattoo show, in case he gets them signed, so he could get the signatures tattoo-ed as well.
Apr 12 2010
KISSONLINE


KISS Meet & Greet Experience and Premium Ticket Packages are now on sale for all 2010 Sonic Boom European Tour dates! (Note: we will not be offering M&G's at KISS festival shows)

KISS Meet & Greet Experience includes:

- One general admission floor ticket with early entry
- Exclusive Meet & Greet with the members of KISS
- 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 to the official KISS on-line store
Apr 11 2010
ARMY EUROPE, ARE YOU READY??
KISSONLINE
LESS THAN THREE WEEKS TO GO BEFORE KISS INVADES EUROPE AGAIN!!!




With 35 dates across Europe, the "Sonic Boom Over Europe: From The Beginning To The Boom" is set to be THE rock event of 2010, building on the incredible success of the 2009 "Sonic Boom" album.

"Sonic Boom Over Europe: From The Beginning To The Boom" will see dates in Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, France, Spain, Belgium, Hungary and, not only will the tour feature KISS's first UK arena shows in 11 years, but it will see the band breaking new ground completely with their first-ever shows in Slovakia.

Acclaim for KISS on their recent spectacular, sell-out, "KISS Alive 35" North American tour has been universal. METAL HAMMER hailed the "Return Of The Kings!" MOJO declared: "A KISS show is as thrilling and bombastic now as it was in 1975."

Paul Stanley says, "The 'KISS Alive 35 Tour' was just the start. 'Sonic Boom Over Europe' leaves that show in the dust. New stage, new setlist, new outfits, new album! We're covering the whole musical history of the band on a stage that takes KISS one giant step further in our eight inch heels. We're stoked. You wanted the best? You GOT the best!"

Gene Simmons says, "Now. More than ever. KISS is a four wheel drive monster truck. Our mission? To rock Planet Earth. To spread the gospel of Sonic Boom."

CLICK here to view "Sonic Boom Over Europe: From The Beginning To The Boom" tour dates
Apr 11 2010
FAN'S SWEDISH EXHIBITIONS
KISSONLINE
Hello KISS!

I have been doing KISS Exhibitions of my collection all over Sweden since 2004, my first one was at a KISS Expo in Stockholm with Bill Aucoin as a special guest. Swedish media has been really Crazy about this and I've gotten a lot of media attention, very cool.

I really hope that you enjoy my KISS Exhibitions.

All the best!

Alexander

Here are some clips from Swedish TV and newspapers! Sorry but all the clips are in Swedish.

Swedish TV:

SVT

Second SVT PLAY

Third SVT

Swedish Newspapers:

Magazin 24

Folkbladet

NorraSkane

Kristianstadsbladet

Lokaltidningen

Kristianstadsbladet 2
Apr 11 2010
GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS MARATHON TODAY
KISSONLINE
A Gene Simmons Family Jewels marathon runs today on A&E from 6:00 PM till 9:30 PM. The marathon is followed by a new episode - "Pest Control" - at 9:30 PM.

Twitter message from Gene Simmons yesterday:

Today, we are shooting our 100th (!!!) episode of GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS. The longest running reality show.

Apr 10 2010
NEW EUROPEAN TOUR BOOK COVER
KISSONLINE
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK

Here's the cover of the awesome new KISS SONIC BOOM OVER EUROPE Tour Book.

We'll have more SNEAK PEEKS of the new KISS Tour merchandise this week..stay tuned to KISSonline.
Apr 10 2010
GLEE GETS A !
JUSTJARED.BUZZNET.com
Looks like the cast of Glee is going to rock 'n' roll!!!

While on set in Long Beach, California on Friday afternoon (April 9), the guys personified the heavy metal band KISS.

Cory Monteith took on bassist Gene Simmons, Mark Salling was rhythm guitarist Paul Stanley and Kevin McHale played lead guitarist Tommy Thayer. No word on who played percussionist Eric Singer yet.

Click here for additional photos from the set.




Apr 09 2010
LIVERPOOL ECHO
Gene Simmons of KISS talks Liverpool, The Beatles and why modern bands look like pizza delivery boys

By Jade Wright

ON a leather sofa in the library of his hotel room sits Gene Simmonds, the blood-spitting, fire-breathing, tongue-wagging frontman of KISS.

It's the morning after the band's fanclub show at the Islington Academy, and he's sipping a cup of tea. It's so dark I can barely see him, but he repeatedly calls on room service to dim the lights, to the point where I can just make out his features, minus that famous make-up.

"That's better," he sighs. "Come and sit here, next to me."

The show in the 1,000 capacity Academy was like seeing a quart squeezed into a pint pot. The KISS show fits an arena, and Gene, 60, has more than enough charisma for 10,000 fans to share. So sitting two feet away from him is like watching a film with my nose pressed against the cinema screen.

Next month Gene and the band - "Starchild" Paul Stanley, guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer - take to the ECHO arena stage.
Apr 09 2010
"DETROIT ROCK CITY" LIVE FROM LONDON
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Here's another KISSonline Exclusive clip from KISS' intimate London show last month.

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