News - 2011 : December

Dec 25 2011
MERRY MAS TO THE ARMY!
KISSONLINE.com
BEST WISHES TO THE GREATEST FANS

Very best wishes to all in the KISS family. We hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday Season. Be safe!

Paul, Eric, Tommy & Gene
Dec 25 2011
HOLIDAY GREETINGS FROM THE ARMY
KISSONLINE.com
Here are some of the many great KISSMAS and Hanukkah photos and artwork sent to KISSOnline from KISS Army members around the globe.

Keep them coming!!
Dec 25 2011
MAS GIFT FOR MY DAD
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Merry KISSMAS!!

KISS- I wanted to share with you what I'm giving my father for Christmas. My father and I are dedicated KISS Army members, and have celebrated many KISS memories together such as: my first KISS concert in '96, the back stage meet and greet of '09, and the recent KISS kruise! It's been a hell of a ride, and what better way to cherish those memories than to have them all in one piece!!

See you guys on the Monster Tour!!

Merry KISSMAS to all!!
-Andrew

Framing was done by Josh Garza of JKCustom Framing (JKCustomframing.com)

LETTERS
Dec 25 2011
SAVES CHRISTMAS
YOUTUBE.com
In keeping with today's holiday, we thought you might enjoy seeing this fan-posted clip of KISS' appearance on "Family Guy" entitled "KISS Saves Christmas!"

Dec 24 2011
LATEST CAKES
KISSONLINE.com
Check out these great KISS cakes! They were sent to KISSOnline by members of the KISS Army from around the world! Thanks for sharing with us!
Dec 24 2011
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY: KAREN HATCH-TAYLOR
KISSONLINE.com
We are sad to report the passing of our friend Karen Hatch-Taylor. Karen died Tuesday evening, December 20, 2011 at Golden Living Center in Fitchburg, Massachusetts in the company of her husband, older daughter, sister and parents, following a nine-year battle with brain cancer. Karen was the founder of the New England KISS Fan Collector's Network, which produced fanzines and promoted KISS fan run expos including one of the first ever KISS Expos. She also co-wrote "KISS Collectibles Identification And Price Guide" that was published by Avon Books in 1993.

She leaves her husband of 14 years, Ian Taylor; two daughters, Angelina Lesniewski of North Adams and Elise Taylor of Fitchburg; one son, Bennett Taylor of Fitchburg; her parents; one sister, Heather Forman and her husband Keith of Williamstown, MA; two brothers, Dana Hatch and his wife Wendy of Columbus, OH, and Arthur Hatch of Aurora, CO; two nephews, Lucas Forman and Victor Hatch; a niece, Violet Hatch and a nephew and niece in Australia.
Dec 24 2011
THE CHARITY RUN!
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Hey Guys!

I recently ran the world's biggest half marathon (the Great North Run in the UK) as The Demon, and I can't tell you how great the experience was! It was like being in The Beatles! (Or KISS!) The crowd response was totally amazing - there's such love for KISS out there! as you probably know! - and I got totally papped too! Interviewed for TV and radio, repeatedly photographed, and even made the BBC's one minute (one minute!) round up of the whole event here - blink and you'll miss me at 14 secs: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/athletics/14966843.stm.

It was a little bit tough running 13 miles in the face paint, suit and wig - Hotter Than Hell, in fact, but it was all worth it! Especially as I was doing it for charity, myself and my friend Clare raising over $2000 for Children With Cancer. I hope to do more KISS fundraising soon! Maybe I'll come out and run the New York Marathon in costume! Maybe I can even get four of us to do it, with the whole of KISS running a marathon! (Has that happened before?) Anyway hope to get to meet you guys some day!

Maybe when you play the UK next! In the meantime I'll continue to help spread the word of Kiss as well as raise more money for worthy charities!

Mark Locke, UK

LETTERS
Dec 23 2011
KISS Army México: Eric, this is the first time that a KISS Army project in Mexico reunite all fans, with membership, we hope we will reach 500 members in the next few months and after that go nation wide, what can you say to all this KISS fans in KISS Army Mexico?

Eric Singer: This is Fantastic !! This is what makes ALL KISS fans so special and unique. You take it upon yourselves to support the band and for this we thank you...

KISS Army México: KISS it's a Monster, what can you tell us about the sound of this new record, its already finished? do you know the release date?

Eric Singer: There is no set release date yet. We are still working on it as of this writing and it should be done soon. It really has great riffs and songs and I think will be a pleasant surprise to so many KISS fans. It will be worth the wait ~!

KISS Army México: You are going to sing one song in the new Monster Album? if so, what can you tell us about that song or songs?

Eric Singer: I will be singing a song again and you have to wait for the record :-)
Dec 23 2011
MINI-GOLF COURSE TO OPEN IN MARCH
By Delen Goldberg

The holes are being drilled, the artificial turf laid, and the props — most notably a giant, starred boot and oversized Gene Simmons head with gaping mouth — placed.

KISS by Monster Mini Golf, an indoor putt-putt course themed after the iconic glam-rock band, will open March 15 at The Shoppes at Harmon Square, owners announced this week.

The miniature golf course was supposed to debut at the end of this year and then in January, but the project’s Facebook page said the opening was postponed by a series of unspecified construction hitches. The new grand opening date coincides with the anniversary of the band’s “Destroyer” album, released March 15, 1976.

Monster Mini Golf, which runs 25 mini-golf courses nationally, signed a 10-year, $3 million lease with the strip mall at Harmon Avenue and Paradise Road. The indoor course will feature 18 holes with custom glow-in-the-dark KISS props, a video game arcade, a KISS gallery, the “Hotter Than Hell” Wedding Chapel, a private VIP room, the “Rock ’n’ Roll All Nite” Cafe and what’s billed as the largest KISS gift shop in the world. A live DJ will play KISS music and staff will lead customers in KISS trivia contests with prizes.

Mega-fans can even immortalize themselves in the venue’s decor. For a $20 fee, owners will post a business-card sized photo of you or a loved one in KISS gear on a restaurant or party room wall. Forty bucks will buy you a jumbo print. Big spenders can shell out $1,500 to have their photos displayed in digital frames at the start of holes Nos. 2 through 17, while the most dedicated fans can spend $5,000 to be featured at the first hole, dedicated to Paul Stanley, or the last hole, an homage to Simmons.
Dec 23 2011
15 YEARS OF MAS TREE ORNAMENTS


Our family put our Christmas tree up last night and part of it is, of course, a KISSmas tree! We found some of the new ornaments at Walgreens last week and love adding to our collection each year. The oldest one we have on the tree is from the Alive/Worldwide tour in 1996.

William & family

LETTERS
Dec 23 2011
MINI GOLF MAS CARD PHOTO SHOOT OUTTAKES
MONSTER MINI GOLF PRESENTS KISS
Some fun outtakes from our KISSmas card photo shoot. A big thanks to Erik Kabik & Brian Thomas (Lower Case g) & Jennifer Peters Bradley

View all of the outtake photos at http://www.facebook.com/KISS#!/MonsterMiniGolfKISS
Dec 22 2011
PAUL INTERVIEWED FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
WALL STREET JOURNAL
Almost 40 years later, what’s the secret sauce behind KISS?

The Wall Street Journal set out to answer this and many other questions when they sent a reporter from New York City to visit Paul’s home and art studio in Beverly Hills, CA. Among other things, Paul talked about the band’s secrets of success, his vastly-successful art career and his role as a producer on the upcoming KISS album scheduled for release in 2012.

Paul’s interview is tentatively scheduled to run at the end of December.
Dec 22 2011
-THEMED ELF IN THE OFFICE
KISSONLINE LETTERS
I work in a public library, and we had a lawn gnome elf "watching over" us this year. It moves from office to office, and when it reaches yours, you have to decorate it.

Here's what happened when it reached my office.

- Doug C.

LETTERS
Dec 22 2011
NEW KIDS' TEES IN STORES NOW
KISSONLINE
Check out these great new KISS kids' tees - Star Child and Glam Bears. KOL previously 'sneak peeked' these designs but they are now available in retail stores. Also pictured is the classic Lil' Monster toddler shirt and onesie that have been available for several years now. All of these designs are from Headline Entertainment.

Dec 21 2011
KRUISE 2012 DETAILS ANNOUNCED!
Ready to hit the high seas with KISS in 2012?

THE KISS KRUISE II

After our valiant inaugural adventure at sea, KISS & Sixthman are again joining forces to unite the KISS Navy. It was victoriously the wettest, wildest, & most rockin' time, but there are more tropical islands for us to conquer! This time the assignment is on HALLOWEEN, so clear your calendar because you have plans with KISS.

Shout it out loud, creatures of the night! The second KISS Kruise is setting sail October 31 - November 4, 2012 from Miami, FL to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas onboard the Norwegian Pearl. No other Hallows' Eve celebrations can compare!

The assignment is a bold Halloween mission. Grab your facepaint, Navy uniform, krazy costumes , and sunscreen.....Are you ready to rock & roll all night and party every day? We want YOU!

Prices start at $750 per person for a double occupancy cabin, $600 per person for a triple occupancy cabin and $525 per person for a quadruple occupancy cabin! Taxes and fees are an additional $200 per person. Only $149 per person is required to book your cabin! (*$298 per person for balconies & suites)

Interior cabins range from $750 per person to $1000 per person plus $200 taxes and fees per person. Ocean View cabins range from $1100 per person to $1250 per person plus $200 taxes and fees per person. Balcony cabins range from $1400 per person to $1600 per person plus $200 taxes and fees per person. Mini Suites are $1700 per person with Suites starting at $2500 per person plus $200 taxes and fees per person. *All rates based on double occupancy. Third, Fourth, and Fifth guests are $300 per person plus taxes and fees.


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