News - 2011 : October

Oct 08 2011
2011 CHICAGO FAN EXPO SUNDAY
KISSONLINE.com
PLEASE STOP BY THE KISSONLINE BOOTH

The 2011 Chicago KISS Fan Expo will take place at the Best Western Hotel in Hillside, Illinois on October 9th.

Come out and join KISS fans & friends from all over the Midwest and share your love for all things KISS.

KISSOnline will be attending the event with the latest Official KISS merchandise! We look forward to seeing everyone!

WHAT TO EXPECT:

- KISS Tribute Band “ Dressed To Kill Show” live performance
- New and vintage KISS merchandise for sale all day
- Q+A sessions with guests
- Drawings, contests, and prizes
- The Gene Simmons Axe Bass tour bus will be on site

CLICK HERE for tickets and more information

The 2011 Chicago KISS Fan Expo is a fan produced event. By the fans, for the fans!
Oct 08 2011
SIGHTING: JAPANESE TV COMMERCIAL
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

This is a scene from a Japanese TV commercial featuring the Starchild Dog playing the drums!

Thanks,
Wataru

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Oct 07 2011
THIS DAY IN TORY 2000
KISSONLINE.com
On this day on KISSTORY - October 7, 2000, the original members of KISS performed their final show together in Charleston, SC.



Oct 07 2011
AUTOGRAPHED DRUM HEAD IN CHARITY AUCTION
TOMMY AMATO ROCK RELIEF FUND
Eric Singer made a guest appearance in Cleveland in 2004 to support a benefit for Tommy Amato, another long time drummer friend of his dealing with cancer. Tommy Amato has returned home to Cleveland every year since to host this benefit rock show against cancer.

KISS has been a sponsor for the Tommy Amato Rock Relief benefit each year, this being the 8th annual one. Their on-going support continues to make this benefit a huge success.

This year KISS has donated a KISS Autographed Bass Drum Head to the "Tommy Amato's Rock Relief 2011".

The recipient of this year's benefit is Tommy Koncar. Eric and Tommy Koncar both grew up in Euclid, Ohio and are long time friends going back to high school. Tommy Koncar is a drummer as well and has been dealing with cancer for four years.

This year's benefit is on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at The Sly Fox in North Olmsted, Ohio.

CLICK HERE to bid on the KISS Autographed Bass Drum Head
Oct 07 2011
PEARL JAM BASSIST GETS ED!
KISSONLINE.com
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Check out Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament rockin' out KISS-style in Calgary last month!

Thanks to Débora Helena Costa for sending KISSOnline the image from Pearl Jam's site.
Oct 06 2011
MY NEW KRUISE TATTOO
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Here is my new Ink! I've got the best!

See guys on board!
Guile Scarantino

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Oct 06 2011
NEW EXCLUSIVE ITEMS
KISSONLINE.com
ORDER THE LATEST KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE KISS ITEMS NOW

KISS ROAD CREW LEATHER JACKET

This genuine leather jacket is tailored after the biker fit. The elbows of this jacket feature patches and each sleeve has zippers that allows for more room and breath-ability. The front of this jacket has the Road Crew band logo embroidered on it. The back has the band logo blended in with a tasteful and beautifully embroidered outline of the band members.

Note: Orders will ship on or around the 2nd week of December, just in time for Christmas.

KISS KRUISE EVENT POSTER

2011 KISS Kruise poster measures 18" X 24".

KISS KRUISE BASEBALL JERSEY TEE

This baseball jersey tee features the KISS Kruise artwork on front. 3/4 black sleeve and white chest 100% cotton.

KISS YOUTH ZIP UP HOODIE

This KISS youth zip up hoodie features the band logo on front and includes the four faces artwork screen printed on back. Black 100% cotton. Sizes are available in sizes Small (6-8), Medium (8-10), Large (10-12) and X-large (12-14).

Oct 06 2011
THIS DAY IN TORY 2009
KISSONLINE
On this day in KISStory, October 6, 2009 - KISS released their SONIC BOOM album exclusively at Walmart. The album became KISS' highest charting US album ever, reaching #1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums and #2 on Billboard Top 200.

SONIC BOOM was recorded at Conway Recording Studios in Hollywood, CA and produced by Paul Stanley.

The cover artwork was created by artist Michael Doret who also created the cover of KISS' Rock and Roll Over album.

SONIC BOOM was released exclusively in the US at Walmart in a three disc digipak, which included the new album, the album KISS Klassics (a completely re-recorded greatest hits), a six song live DVD recorded in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a 20 page booklet.

The album was also released on limited edition 180 gram vinyl exclusively on KISSOnline. It was pressed into five colors (red, green, black, blue and purple) with 1000 copies pressed of each.

Paul Stanley on Sonic Boom: "We are all very proud of it and blown away by the incredible reviews it is getting worldwide. Many people have asked us how we managed to capture the fire and spirit that's in all the songs, in all the playing and in all the singing."

"It's what happens when a band loves its fans, loves being together and loves making great rock and roll..."

TRACK LISTING:

"Modern Day Delilah" / "Russian Roulette" / "Never Enough" / "Yes I Know (Nobody's Perfect)" / "Stand" / "Hot and Cold" / "All For the Glory" / "Danger Us" / "I'm an Animal" / "When Lightning Strikes / "Say Yeah"



Oct 06 2011
FIRST-EVER KRUISE LAUNCHES IN ONE WEEK!
THE KISS KRUISE.com
KISS Kruise: Wet, Wild, & Rockin’, your BEST vacation yet! Check out EVERYTHING that is included in the price of a cabin: A KISS indoor rock show, an acoustic show on the Lido Deck (no makeup!), a Q&A with all 4 guys, a photo with the band (in small groups), exclusive KISS Kruise merchandise, and so much more!

Visit www.theKISSKruise.com for more info on the first-ever KISS Kruise.
Oct 05 2011
SIGHTING: DALLAS COWBOYS GAME
KISSONLINE.com
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Check out the Starchild Cowboy rocking the big screen at the Cowboys' Stadium! Special thanks to Ryan Mackey for shooting this video at last weekend's Dallas Cowboys game and sharing it with KISSonline!

Oct 05 2011
EVENTFUL AND WIN OMMA AWARD!
KISSONLINE.com
Eventful and KISS Win 2011 OMMA Award for Best Integrated Online Campaign

Eventful, Inc., the leading digital media company connecting over 20 million consumers with live entertainment and local events, has been named the winner of the 2011 Integrated Online Campaign OMMA Award for the Entertainment & Music category. Eventful’s award-winning work with the legendary rock band KISS was recognized at the annual OMMA Awards in New York City, which celebrate the year’s best in online media, marketing, and advertising.

KISS and Eventful launched an integrated social media campaign, built upon Eventful’s unique and popular Demand it!® service, which enabled fans to determine which local band opened for KISS in each of the 22 markets during their 2010 US tour. By empowering passionate music fans to shape the event, Eventful helped KISS engender an emotional connection with fans and directly increased ticket sales for their tour.

Over 425,000 fans participated by “Demanding” over 3,700 unsigned bands which were competing to become an opening act for KISS. The campaign, which was presented by Guitar Center, also generated over 105 million social media impressions and 24 million online media impressions.

During 2009, KISS partnered with Eventful to become the first major artist to route an entire tour based purely on consumer demand, with over 500,000 fans using Demand it® to determine which 50 cities were included in KISS’s North America Tour. That campaign directly drove nearly $5 million in ticket sales to Eventful users.
Oct 05 2011
ERIC CARR TATTOOS
KISSONLINE FAN LETTERS
TRIBUTES TO THE LATE KISS DRUMMER

Hello KISS Army,

I thought you would appreciate my new tattoo (pictured on the left), just got it September 12, and it pays tribute to a great KISS drummer, who left use 20 years ago this year. It was done at Wolf creek tattoos in Waverly , Iowa by Monte Snyder. He did an amazing job!

Thanks for all the years, a fan forever .....
Kyle Bade


HI!!!

Here I send you my KISS Tattoo (pictured on the right) of Eric Carr! It is in the Creatures of the Night style. R.I.P. The tattoo artist who made it, is Ovidiu from Transylvania Tattoo.

Greetings,
Olli

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Oct 04 2011
ROCKS GENE'S WEDDING RECEPTION
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT
Today, Entertainment Tonight continues its coverage of Gene's wedding, going inside the reception for a surprise KISS concert!

Oct 04 2011
GENE & SHANNON SHARE WEDDING PHOTO
Talk about a wedding fit for a rock star!

"It was a giant jam session," Shannon Tweed-Simmons tells PEOPLE about her Oct. 1 wedding to KISS bassist Gene Simmons.

The couple, who have been together for 28 years, celebrated with 400 guests. Among them were daughter Sophie, 19, who served as maid of honor and even crooned the song for the first dance, Etta James's "At Last," and son Nick, 22, a groomsman who also took the stage to perform.

Even the family dog, Snippy, joined in the celebration – serving as the ring bearer.

The splashy event at the Beverly Hills Hotel meant all the more to the bride and groom after what has been a difficult year, as documented on their A&E reality show Gene Simmons Family Jewels. (Its new season premieres Oct. 4.)

One major sticking point was Simmons's hesitations about marriage. Clearly, though, all that is in the past. "It was a great evening of music and fun," Simmons told PEOPLE about last Saturday's ceremony. "I look at my wedding band and think, 'What was I afraid of all this time?' "
Oct 04 2011
SIGHTING: DUTCH CLOTHING STORE AD
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Hello KISS,

KISS is everywhere! A chain of clothing stores in Holland, Bertus Ten Hoor, has a clear KISS reference in their new poster campaign. These poster are used for advertising on the streets. Also on their homepage you will find a girl with star make up.

Greetz from Holland,
Ad van Hoeffelen

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