News - 2011 : September

Sep 30 2011
NEW TABLE TOP PINBALL GAME PACKAGING
KISSONLINE.com
Here's the artwork for the packaging of the new KISS Table Top Pinball Game.

The KISS Pinball Game is being released by ICUP.
Sep 30 2011
SIGHTING: MINNESOTA VIKINGS GAME
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Met these ladies at the Vikings game last Sunday!

Erick Mitchel

LETTERS
Sep 30 2011
PINBALL GAME ART
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE
This is the final pinball art for the top part of the KISS game that was approved by the band. After receiving the band's approval, ICUP then produced a hand-made sample for the next stage of the approval process, before producing the game for retail.
Sep 30 2011
SIGHTING: SWEDISH IDOL
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Hi KISS!

Once again KISS is heard on Swedish Idol. It was a big surprise when Frida Josefsson sang 'Hide Your Heart' on yesterday's show. This is truly a proof of how big KISS is here in Sweden!

Adam Trevik

LETTERS

Sep 29 2011
PEARL JAM'S MIKE MCCREADY GETS ED!
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Mike McCready from Pearl Jam just before a Pearl Jam Vancouver gig a few days ago.....

Stefan

LETTERS
Sep 29 2011
MY -THEMED AIR FORCE RETIREMENT PARTY
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Dear KISS,

I just wanted to share my KISS themed Air Force retirement party with you. My name is Joe Dwyer. I started collecting and rocking out to KISS since I was 13 years old. This past June 4th I leased the Original Cadillac Bar & Restaurant in San Antonio, TX and spread the gospel of KISS to all my family and friends. San Antonio's own KISSit tribute band blew the joint apart! I had KISS themed party favors and a KISS cake for all to be proud of. Choco Patisserie of San Antonio made a killer cake of Gene's boots. I'm proud to share that they were selected and appeared on Food Network's Cupcake Wars "Comic Con" episode. Once again, Thanks KISS! Couldn't have retired without you.

Joe Dwyer

LETTERS
Sep 29 2011
PAUL INTERVIEW FROM NBC PRIME TIME LA
YOUTUBE.com
I produced, shot and edited this segment for NBC LA. Legendary News Anchor and friend, Colleen Williams was very supportive and willing to do this when I tossed the idea. Mr Paul Stanley was very gracious letting me into his home. Kiss/Paul Stanley Publicist, Lee Runchey was most professional and accommodating. I look forward to working with all of them again soon."

Jose

Here's the interview from December 2010.

Sep 28 2011
WINE AND BEER RAISE A GLASS TO ROCK & ROLL
KISSONLINE.com
Rewine and KISS Partner to Create Zin Fire Zinfandel and Destroyer Beer

Legendary rock band KISS is raising a glass to celebrate its show-stopping spirit with spirits! KISS and wine distributor Rewine today announced the signing of a European licensing deal to create rare rock and roll vintages of KISS-themed Zin Fire Wine and Destroyer Beer. The private-label liquors, which feature customized KISS packaging, will be available in Europe this fall.

KISS Zin Fire is a bold and fruity 2010 California Zinfandel --- the result of a cool, long growing season that promoted fantastic flavor, acidity, and color. A brazen blend of blackberry and pepper gives the vintage a hard-rocking kick and spicy smooth finish.

KISS Destroyer Beer is an easy-to-drink beer in the best German tradition. A careful brewing process creates its great head of foam and a balanced flavor, like an original “Pils.” The brew will come in both a 33 cl (11.2 oz) bottle and 50 cl (16.9 oz) can.

“This isn’t just something we put a label on. We wanted wine and beer unique to KISS and we got it, said Paul Stanley of KISS. “This stuff will set your taste buds on fire.”

“If you love beer and wine, this one is for you!” said Gene Simmons of KISS.

“Working with KISS was a fantastic experience,” said Joakim Perani, managing director/partner of Rewine. “The band members were incredible partners in creating something that fans of fiery rock music, as well as great wine and beer, will enjoy.”

KISS Zin Fire Wine and Destroyer Beer will launch in Sweden, Norway, and Finland, followed by Denmark, The Netherlands, and the UK. Wine will be available at retail stores on September 20, 2011, at a price of 11-14 euros. Beer will be released in mid-October, at a price of 1.5-2 euros. Additional distribution details are online at www.kissrockdrinks.com.
Sep 28 2011
BY MONSTER MINI GOLF SIGN
Monster Mini Golf Presents KISS, Las Vegas
CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES...

Here's a sneak peak of the logo portion of the Vegas KISS by Monster Mini Golf sign. The guy in the pic is named Denny. Denny will be our constant form of measurement for the project. So far, our letters are about 1 and a half Denny's high.

Wait till you see the rest of the sign! It's going to Rock out Loud!
Sep 28 2011
NEW MEXICO LOTTERY OFFERS MORE TICKETS
KISSONLINE.com
New Mexico Lottery Offers a KISS to Scratcher Players

KISS Prizes Include an Autographed Guitar Played in Concert

ALBUQUERQUE – Iconic rock band KISS® is making an encore performance as a New Mexico Lottery Scratcher game.
Available in stores now, the “KISS®” Scratcher celebrates the 35th anniversary of “Destroyer,” the band’s first platinum album. The $5-game features a top cash prize of $50,000. Players with non-winning “KISS” tickets can enter a drawing to win a guitar played in concert by Paul Stanley. The guitar is autographed by Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer. Players can enter the drawing for the guitar at www.nmlottery.com.

KISS and the New Mexico Lottery launched the world’s first-ever “KISS” Scratcher in June 2010. In its debut week, the “KISS” Scratcher had been stocked by 83 percent of the lottery’s 1,100 stores, making it one of the most quickly activated games in the lottery’s history.

“KISS Scratchers created a buzz that helped us reach an audience that hadn’t played lottery games before or that played infrequently,” Romero said. “Bringing the band back for an encore will delight players and help all New Mexico Lottery games take center stage in stores.”

More information is available at www.nmlottery.com.
Sep 28 2011
WIN A PLAYED PAUL STANLEY GUITAR
NMLOTTERY.com
Enter your non-winning “KISS II” Scratchers for a chance to win a very special KISS guitar. One lucky winner will get a Washburn PS 1800 guitar that has been played on stage by Paul Stanley, the lead guitarist of KISS, and signed by all four members of the band!

Drawing will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2012.

If your entry is drawn as a winner, you will need to present the original signed ticket to claim your prize. Save your ticket until all winners have been verified.

www.nmlottery.com/kiss-ii-entry-page.aspx.
Sep 27 2011
A GIFT FOR GENE AND SHANNON
KISSONLINE.com
Check out this great painting in honor of Gene and Shannon's upcoming wedding.

Note from Gene:

A nice greeting from Dan Parent (Archie's artist) and the Archie
company. Thank You.
Sep 27 2011
SIGHTING: SAO PAULO RADIO AD & PROMOTION
KISSONLINE.com
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

.Check out the Gene Simmons bust featured in an ad for Brazilian radio station 102.1 KISS FM. The station also sent their own "Gene Simmons" out on the streets of Sao Paulo to promote the station!

CLICK HERE to visit KISS FM's photo gallery of the promotion.
Sep 26 2011
USATODAY.com
By WALLACE IMMEN

Photo by Glenn La Ferman

In an exclusive interview with Avid Cruiser, Gene Simmons tells why the legendary band KISS will become the Kings of the Night Time World on a cruise of the Carnival Destiny that starts Oct. 13 from Miami and returns Oct. 17. The Rock and Roll Party for four nights, includes two full concerts by KISS and performances by other top rock bands including Skid Row, The Envy, Bad City and Craig Gass. And there will be Room Service after you Rock and Roll All Nite and party every day on Half Moon Cay and Nassau in the Bahamas.

We’ve all got Great Expectations, Gene, what made you decide to take KISS to sea? The KISS Kruise is a chance for all of us — the band and the fans — to have a ball. Just let your hair down and not worry about it at all. Kiss has always been about breaking the rules. We’ve never liked that moat — the stage — separating the band from the fans. So whenever we do a show, we try to take the action right to your face. A cruise will let the fans get up close. We try to take it inside you, we want you to smell it and taste it and feel it.

Is this the first time you’ve ever been to sea? No, not technically. For our TV show we went as guests of the United States Navy and we landed on the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz. We had a lot of security there. The Navy even had some nuclear powered missiles underneath us.
Sep 26 2011
ROCKING WITH ARCHIE
Ultimate Classic Rock.com
KISS ROCKING WITH ARCHIE FOR NEW COMIC BOOK SERIES

by: Joe Robinson
Photo: Jo Hale, Getty Images

Kiss and Archie comics — together at last? That’s the unlikely pairing that is coming together for a four-part series of comic books titled, appropriately, ‘Archie Meets Kiss.’
Due out later this year, the full-sized comic books reportedly will feature Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and the rest of the band as they save the Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead crew from the threat of invading monsters. How did this even happen? Not surprisingly, turns out that the always-enterprising Simmons dreamed it up.

“One day, I was lucky enough to get a call,” explains Jon Goldwater, CEO of Archie Comics and a self-described “crazy Kiss fan.” Simmons flew to Los Angeles with his latest ingenious merchandising pitch, and Goldwater dug it immensely. “His ideas were extremely inspiring, and we thought it would be a wonderful thing for Archie,” Goldwater beamed.

But doesn’t this break the well-defined, highly-sanctioned rules governing the intermingling of masked rockers and fictional teenaged comic book characters?

As Simmons puts it, “Kiss has always broken the rules and will continue to do so. We write our own rules. We are Kiss. Archie has stood the test of time. And Kiss is the juggernaut of them all. This is a ground breaking moment for anyone wanting to rock ‘n’ roll all nite and party every day.”

Well said, Simmons. Fans looking to rock ‘n’ roll with Archie and Kiss need to wait until Nov. 30, when the first book hits stores.
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