News - 2010 : September

Sep 23 2010
ANOTHER SWEDISH LOTTERY COMMERCIAL
LOTTO MED JOKER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Here's KISS in another commercial for the Swedish lottery. The lottery winner in the clip has spent his windfall on being able to have KISS with him at all times!

Thanks to Niklas Olsson for sending KISSonline the clip!

Sep 23 2010
DAILY HERALD
By Doug Fox - Daily Herald

One by one, rock fans at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Wednesday night could add up the common denominators of virtually any Kiss concert.

Completely over-the-top grand entrance? Literally. Gene Simmons (bass), Paul Stanley (guitar) and Tommy Thayer (guitar) appeared on a platform at the top of the stage above the already elevated kit of drummer Eric Singer. The conveyor platform rotated forward as the band played "Modern Day Delilah," eventually depositing the threesome at the front of the stage.

Tongue wagging? Absolutely. Simmons's extremely long tongue might as well draw a paycheck as the fifth member of Kiss. The appendage is as big a part of Kiss lore as makeup and costumes. The "Fear Factor" moment of the night occurred during "Cold Gin," when Simmons unfurled his tongue and licked the bottom of Thayer's chin several times during his guitar solo. Yikes! One shudders to think how big that thing actually was on video board close-ups.

A Stanley fly-by? Naturally. Stanley rode a zip line out above the front section of the audience to an elevated platform in the middle of the crowd. The circular perch rotated clockwise while Stanley delivered the lead vocals to "I was Made for Lovin' You."
Sep 23 2010
WOUNDED WARRIORS CHECK FROM UTAH
KISSONLINE
Here's a photo of the Wounded Warriors check from KISS' Sandy, Utah show last night. To date, KISS has raised $458,652.00 for the CSRA Wounded Warriors Care Project on the Hottest Show On Earth tour!

KISS is donating one dollar from every admission sold throughout the Hottest Show On Earth Tour to the CSRA Wounded Warriors Care Project.



Photo by Dean Snowden for KISSonline
Sep 23 2010
AUGUSTA CHRONICLE
By Adam Folk
Photo by John Curry

The rock band KISS has been sending more than just affection to the wounded soldiers in the Augusta area after visiting the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center last year.

Since the start of their Hottest Show on Earth tour in July, the members of the group -- known more for makeup and theatrics than philanthropy -- have donated more than $440,000 to the CSRA Wounded Warrior Care Project.

They're not done yet.

The band is donating $1 for every ticket sold during the tour. The U.S. leg of the tour is scheduled to end Saturday in Fontana, Calif.

The latest check was donated after their show in San Antonio. A photo of the band on stage with service members is displayed on the KISS Web site after each show.
Sep 23 2010
LADY GAGA SENDS RELATED PHOTO!
KISSONLINE
Thanks to Lady Gaga for taking and sending us this picture of a KISS garbage truck! Fans spot KISS in the most unusual places!
Sep 23 2010
VOTE FOR IN CLASSIC ROCK AWARDS
CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE
This November will see the sixth Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards.

As always, there are the awards chosen by the magazine team and those voted for by YOU!

KISS is nominated the Band of the Year and Album of the Year categories.

VOTE for KISS now!
Sep 22 2010
USA TODAY
Rock and roll all nite with Kiss in Nightclub City

By Mike Snider

Kiss virtually could play to its largest crowd ever Saturday as the final show in its North American tour will be broadcast on Ustream and the Facebook game Nightclub City.

In Nightclub City, fans can prepare for the kabuki-styled rockers' show by blasting a special Kiss greatest hits playlist beginning Thursday. Then before the concert (starting at 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT Saturday), you can get Kiss makeup for your avatar and entourage. The live show begins at 9:30 p.m. PT.
Sep 22 2010
WOUNDED WARRIORS CHECK FROM SAN ANTONIO
KISSONLINE
Here's a photo of the Wounded Warriors check from KISS' San Antonio show Sunday night. To date, KISS has raised $440,374.00 for the CSRA Wounded Warriors Care Project on the Hottest Show On Earth tour!

KISS is donating one dollar from every admission sold throughout the Hottest Show On Earth Tour to the CSRA Wounded Warriors Care Project.



Photo by Dean Snowden for KISSonline
Sep 22 2010
TOMMY CHECKS OUT 7-ELEVEN DISPLAY
TOMMYTHAYER.com
Here's Tommy Thayer at a 7-Eleven in Arlington, Texas yesterday checking out the KISS Big Gulp display first-hand!

Sep 22 2010
SCENES FROM ' DALLAS MEET & GREET
KISSONLINE
Here are some photos from KISS' Dallas Meet and Greet last Saturday.

Photos by Hab Haddad and Keith Leroux for KISSonline.
Sep 21 2010
NIGHTCLUB CITY AND BRING FANS LIVE CONCERT
KISSONLINE
NIGHTCLUB CITY AND ICONIC ROCK BAND KISS BRING FANS A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND LIVE CONCERT

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Sept. 22, 2010 - In a music event that will mark the first time a band of historic magnitude has streamed a free concert to millions through a social game, KISS will broadcast their final North American date of their hugely-successful 2010
Hottest Show on Earth concert tour live in Booyah's Nightclub
City, a wildly-popular, music-centric social game and marketing platform for musicians on Facebook.

The live concert will bring new and traditional media together by simultaneously airing on sites KROQ.com in Los Angeles and CBS Radio rock station websites nationwide via Ustream on Saturday, September 25, where KISS is headlining the Epicenter Twenty Ten Festival in Fontana, California.

Fans of KISS will be able to watch the iconic band play for FREE by simply logging on to the Nightclub City application in Facebook or by going to the KISS Ustream site. Those who view the concert in Nightclub City will be given exclusive KISS branded virtual goods to use in the game. In addition, Nightclub City players will have access to a dedicated KISS playlist in the game, featuring the top KISS songs of all-time.

Nightclub City is a digital game based around real-world music, and the landmark KISS event represents Booyah's platform as a real-world gaming leader blending interactive entertainment with social apps while blurring the lines between the real and digital worlds.

"We're celebrating the end of a monster tour by giving everyone a chance to relive some of what they heard and saw at the show. Unfortunately, we will not be responsible for computers melting," said KISS co-founder Paul Stanley.

"We have always believed in pushing the boundaries...in giving the fans bang for the buck...in going where no band has gone before," added KISS co-founder Gene Simmons. "This one's gonna rock big time!"

The dynamic world of Nightclub City is powered by Booyah's vision of fusing elements from the real and digital worlds to create new forms of interactive entertainment. Since opening its club doors in April 2010, more than 8.6 million active players have joined the party per month, and experienced new music within the social game setting and created special experiences that go beyond the realm of the digital world.

Those who watch the KISS concert through Nightclub City will be rewarded with special KISS- branded virtual goods. The broadcast starts with the pre-show at 8:30pm, KISS plays at 9:30pm on Saturday, September 25 at http://apps.facebook.com/nightclubcity.
Sep 21 2010
NIGHTCLUB CITY AND BRING FANS LIVE CONCERT
KISSONLINE
NIGHTCLUB CITY AND ICONIC ROCK BAND KISS BRING FANS A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND LIVE CONCERT

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Sept. 22, 2010 - In a music event that will mark the first time a band of historic magnitude has streamed a free concert to millions through a social game, KISS will broadcast their final North American date of their hugely-successful 2010
Hottest Show on Earth concert tour live in Booyah's Nightclub
City, a wildly-popular, music-centric social game and marketing platform for musicians on Facebook.

The live concert will bring new and traditional media together by simultaneously airing on sites KROQ.com in Los Angeles and CBS Radio rock station websites nationwide via Ustream on Saturday, September 25, where KISS is headlining the Epicenter Twenty Ten Festival in Fontana, California.

Fans of KISS will be able to watch the iconic band play for FREE by simply logging on to the Nightclub City application in Facebook or by going to the KISS Ustream site. Those who view the concert in Nightclub City will be given exclusive KISS branded virtual goods to use in the game. In addition, Nightclub City players will have access to a dedicated KISS playlist in the game, featuring the top KISS songs of all-time.

Nightclub City is a digital game based around real-world music, and the landmark KISS event represents Booyah's platform as a real-world gaming leader blending interactive entertainment with social apps while blurring the lines between the real and digital worlds.

"We're celebrating the end of a monster tour by giving everyone a chance to relive some of what they heard and saw at the show. Unfortunately, we will not be responsible for computers melting," said KISS co-founder Paul Stanley.

"We have always believed in pushing the boundaries...in giving the fans bang for the buck...in going where no band has gone before," added KISS co-founder Gene Simmons. "This one's gonna rock big time!"

The dynamic world of Nightclub City is powered by Booyah's vision of fusing elements from the real and digital worlds to create new forms of interactive entertainment. Since opening its club doors in April 2010, more than 8.6 million active players have joined the party per month, and experienced new music within the social game setting and created special experiences that go beyond the realm of the digital world.

Those who watch the KISS concert through Nightclub City will be rewarded with special KISS- branded virtual goods. The broadcast starts with the pre-show at 8:30pm, KISS plays at 9:30pm on Saturday, September 25 at http://apps.facebook.com/nightclubcity.

Sep 21 2010
NEW MEXICO LOTTERY COMMERCIAL
NEW MEXICO LOTTERY
The New Mexico Lottery and rock icons KISS have joined forces to introduce the first-ever KISS Scratcher game.

Sep 21 2010
PAUL IN GUITAR DOCUMENTARY
"Turn It Up!" is a feature-length celebration of the electric guitar. Hosted by Kevin Bacon, the film explores mankind's passion for the electric guitar, and its effect on artists, everyday players, pop culture, history, and even politics.

Turn it Up! is the STORY of the electric guitar, from the invention in the 1930s to its golden years, right through the phenomenon of the Guitar Hero video-game and the digital guitars of the future. But, it's also a series of guitar STORIES, where we'll meet all kinds of people from rock stars, to congressmen, CEOs, and teenage virtuosos, to try to understand their emotional connection to their guitars.

View the trailer at loudandlouder.com/

Sep 21 2010
ARIZONA REPUBLIC
By Ed Masley - The Arizona Republic
Photo by: Emmanuel Lozano

Thirty-five years after taking the gospel of rocking and rolling all nite (and then partying every day) to the masses with "Alive!," Paul Stanley swears this latest Kiss tour is the best they've ever done. And they're touring an album, "Sonic Boom," that's been proclaimed the costumed rockers' strongest effort since "Destroyer," the platinum classic that followed "Alive!" and gave the world "Beth."

But chances are Paul Stanley would be feeling pretty good about himself regardless. That's just how he is.

Here's Stanley on what makes this tour the Hottest Show on Earth.

Question: When you say this is the Kiss tour to see, why is that?

Answer: For the last few years, the crowds have just been getting bigger, but beyond that, what's been cool is that not only are the people at the concert saying it's the best show ever, the reviews look like I wrote 'em.
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