News - 2011 : November

Nov 25 2011
ROCK ALBUM LOCATIONS ON STREET VIEW
Google's got it covered: Rock 'n' roll history is just a click or two away as Street View captures the locations of iconic album photos

Dressed To Kill, Kiss

Anyone walking along 8th Avenue in New York City might get a sudden jarring feeling that they are being watched by some slightly leery goons in face paint and ill-fitting suits. That's because the corner of 23rd Street and 8th is the location for Kiss's third studio album cover.

The idea originally came from a photoshoot for Creem magazine - depicting Kiss as superheroes, who would eventually swoop down to save an audience from the perceived 'horrors' of a John Denver concert.

One picture required the band to dress in their mild-mannered 'Clark Kent' suits, and photographer Bob Gruen took this picture as they were heading back to their car from the studio.

The only member of the band to actually own a suit was drummer Peter Criss, left, which explains why the rest of the band can barely fit in their borrowed threads (Gene Simmons, right, also borrowed the photographer's wife's pair of clogs).
Nov 25 2011
HELLO KITTY STYLE GUIDE
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK
Here's the cover of the new Hello Kitty KISS Style Guide. The guide features band approved images that licensees can use to make their Hello Kitty KISS items.
Nov 25 2011
THIS DAY IN TORY 2009
KISSONLINE.com
On this day in KISSTORY - November 25, 2009, KISS's Los Angeles' Staples Center concert was broadcast live to a massive worldwide audience on the Internet! This was the first time a KISS concert had ever been broadcast on the web.

Check out " "Lick It Up" from the broadcast.



Nov 24 2011
REMEMBERING ERIC CARR
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Twenty years ago today, our friend Eric Carr passed away after losing his battle with cancer. Over the eleven years Eric spent with KISS, he played over 800 concerts to millions of fans around the world, and he brought joy to and touched the lives of so many people. Here are some thoughts and memories that the band would like to share.



At a time when KISS was in the midst of upheaval and turmoil Eric brought calm, and an optimism that refocused our priorities so we could move forward. I can't overstate his contribution to our rebirth. His dedication to his music was only matched by his dedication to his fans. He was a kind soul who couldn't say an unkind word about anyone and I think of him all the time.

- Paul Stanley


Eric Carr was a beloved member of KISS for 11 years. His drumming was as powerful as his love and devotion for the fans and remains in the hearts of many to this day...

- Eric Singer


Eric Carr was a special person and a friend. He would always go out of his way to be friendly and say something nice. I remember the band was mixing Hot in the Shade back in 1989 at Cherokee Studios in LA. HITS was a miss-mash of sorts and everyone was throwing in their two cents on the mix, you know, 'Turn up the guitars, turn up the bass.." I was listening and remember saying to the engineer, "Where's the drums?" At the end of the night, Eric quietly pulled me aside and said, "Thanks for mentioning the drums.." He appreciated that.. A good guy.

- Tommy Thayer


I never knew anyone more humble in my life.
Eric Carr was a kind soul who never said anything bad about anybody.
He was also a double threat on drums, and vocals.
I miss him.

- Gene Simmons
Nov 24 2011
THE MIGHTY ERIC CARR
YOUTUBE.com
Here are some memorable live clips of Eric Carr rockin' with KISS over the years. Enjoy!



Nov 24 2011
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
KISSONLINE.com
As you celebrate Thanksgiving today, please take a moment to think of all you can be thankful for. We can all stop and count our blessings, let those we love know our feelings and make a commitment to help those less fortunate.
Nov 23 2011
LAST CHANCE TO BE PART OF TORY
ATTENTION KISS FANS!!

This Sunday is the final day to upload your photos to be part of the limited-edition 24” X 36” prints of KISS, made entirely from photos of YOU, your family, friends and the rest of the KISS Army! They make the perfect KISSmas gift! Don’t Miss Out!














Upload your photos today at www.FanMosaics.com/KISS.
Nov 23 2011


BY Josh Rosenthal

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Stacie "Mack" McIntosh is not your typical stylist. This is not your typical salon.

About one year ago, two of Mack's friends gave her a shrine dedicated to the band KISS as a gift. It sits in her salon and is about the size of an old-fashioned arcade game, covered in KISS pictures and memorabilia. The shrine's centerpiece is a mock KISS stage, complete with a light show.

Mack says her friends gave it to her, "because we all love KISS, they loved me, and it was a way for them to take their memorabilia and let the world share in all of our love for KISS."

Just one problem: Verizon says the shrine is interfering with their signal. They issued a statement, saying in part: "the interference is minimal and localized ... the device interferes with the spectrum for which we are licensed." Verizon wants Mack to get rid of the machine or at least leave it unplugged.
Nov 23 2011
ARCHIE MEETS !
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Hello KISS Fans,

An Archie meets KISS order form is appearing in the Archie Comics already. This issue was at Barnes and Noble.

Take Care, Michael L. Aldana (San Antonio, Texas)

LETTERS
Nov 22 2011
105.5 RIVER RADIO WINS AWARD FOR ARMY SPECIAL
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In the attached picture: (Left to Right) Susie Dinkel WTHI-TV, Scott Steele 105.5 The River and Ed Zeppelin….

WTHI-TV and 105.5 The River LOVE KISS!

On Saturday, November 12th, 105.5 The River won a 1st place Spectrum Award for its coverage of the KISS Army 35th Anniversary Special! (Both Paul Stanley & Gene Simmons participated in this special event by phone and KISS Army Founder Bill Starkey served as a special co-host for the hour long LIVE radio show! The Mayor even proclaimed the day KISS Army Day in Terre Haute!)

The award recognized excellence in Special Interest & Cultural Programming!

It was given by the Indiana Broadcasters Association.

The Spectrum Awards recognize broadcast excellence for outstanding achievement in broadcasting by Indiana Radio and Television stations. The competition is established to encourage the highest standards of reporting, community service and production creativity.

Click here to view WTHI-TV's archived video library of the 35th Anniversary of the KISS Army coverage .
Nov 22 2011
CNN RE-ARING SPECIAL ON THURSDAY
KISSONLINE.com
A CNN exclusive: Poppy Harlow goes inside the world of KISS – the band and the brand. From coffins to comic books to condoms, KISS has licensed about 3,000 pieces of merchandise, more than any other band. Harlow interviews Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley at their homes in Los Angeles, talks to the entire band at their studio, then accompanies KISS to Oshkosh, Wisconsin for a rock concert before nearly 30,000 fans. This is KISS like you’ve never seen before.

One hour – four stories you won’t want to miss. CNN Presents hosted by CNN’s Soledad O’Brien and Dr. Sanjay Gupta , re-airing Thurs, Nov 24th.

Click here for more information on CNN's KISS Inc.
Nov 22 2011
FAN ROCKS OF "UNDER THE ROSE!"
KISSONLINE.com
Thanks to Daniel Iasbeck for sending KOL this great video clip of his recording of "Under The Rose" from the 1981 album "(Music From) The Elder".

Nov 21 2011
TOMALO'S TRIBUTE TO
KISSONLINE.com
Thanks to Jorge of KISS Army Chile for sending us this cool Tribute video to KISS from the Argentine band TOMALO!

Here's their unplugged version of "Reason to Live."

Nov 21 2011
UPCOMING EUROPEAN FAN EXPOS
KISSONLINE.com
CELEBRATING ALL THINGS KISS!

The following KISS Fan Expos will take place in Europe over the next few weeks.

MADRID, SPAIN - Friday, November 25

Guests: Bruce Kulick and John Corabi
Tribute band: KISS Fever
Venue: Room Ramdall (Madrid), Cl Ferraz number 38, Metro Plaza of Spain
www.ticktackticket.com/entradas


HELSINKI, FINLAND - Saturday, November 26

Guests: Bruce Kulick, Bob Kulick, John Corabi
Tribute band: KISS FOREVER
Venue: Nosturi, in Helsinki, Finland.
www.kissarmyfinland.com/expo/index.html


ENSCHEDE, HOLLAND - Sunday, November 27
Guest: Eric Singer
Tribute band: KISS on the Rocks
Venue: Poppodium Atak in Enschede
http://www.atak.nl/agenda/1509/


MODENA, ITALY - December 2
Guest: Eric Singer
Tribute bands: Live4Win and JulietKiss
Venue: Dancing La Montagnola - Campogalliano, Modena, Italy
www.deucenews.com/italian-kiss-expo/modena-kiss-expo/

KISSOnline will be attending the Expos in Holland and Italy.

These KISS Fan Expos are run by the fans, for the fans.
Nov 21 2011
THIS DAY IN TORY 1975
KISSONLINE.com
On this day in KISStory, November 21, 1975, the KISS Army was born in Terre Haute, Indiana! Thirty-six years and millions of fans later, KISS Army members can be found around the world!

Terre Haute natives Bill Starkey and Jay Evans founded the internationally known KISS Army in 1975 after a local radio station, WVTS refused to play KISS music. During KISS' November 21st show at Hulman Civic-University Center, Starkey was brought on stage and given a plaque by KISS!
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