News - 2012 : February

Feb 11 2012
AVATARS ON XBOX 360
KISSONLINE LETTERS
Hi KISS Army!

Just wanted to show you guys, my new clothing for my Xbox 360 avatar. I couldn't pass this up when I saw it. The Demon himself - Gene Simmons' clothing! Paul Stanley's outfit was also on there.

Any KISS fans with an Xbox, head over to the Xbox marketplace now!

Roy Graham

Gene Simmons Avatar Outfit at Xbox Marketplace

Paul Stanley Avatar Outfit at Xbox Marketplace

Feb 11 2012
'S HELLO KITTY CROSSOVER PLUSH TOYS
Sanrio revealed the first crossover goods that it is creating with the American rock band KISS. Four plush figures re-imagine the four KISS band members, as they appeared on the jacket cover from the band's Dynasty album. The release date and price have not been set yet, but Sanrio and KISS also displayed keyholders, cases, and other character goods.

Gene Simmons, the front man for KISS, revealed last June that he met with executives to discuss, in his words, "a KISS-Hello Kitty worldwide deal. Wow." Simmons plans to sell the Hello Kitty merchandise at the band's concert venues, and the band is considering developing the collaboration overseas as well.

Source: Sports Hochi via Hachima Kikō
Feb 10 2012
WALL STREET JOURNAL: PAUL ON MAKING IT BIG
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
In this WSJ documentary, Lee Hawkins asks Paul Stanley of Kiss and other artists how they plan to stay relevant. These interviews come at a time when the music industry has experienced major changes over the last decade. Music sales now represent just a small part of many artists' income, and the charts are topped with dance music instead of rock and roll. Those who remain relevant will likely rely on building a profitable brand through touring, social media, and merchandising.

Watch the video below:

Feb 10 2012
FAN'S NEW GENE TATTOO
KISSONLINE LETTERS
Just wanted to share with the KISS Army this tattoo of Gene that I just finished up today on my friend Johnny. He is already getting prepared for KISS Kruise II. Hope everyone enjoys!

Thanks,
Jamie Sapp

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Feb 10 2012
ON THIS DAY IN TORY 1977
KISSONLINE.com
On this day in KISStory - February 10, 1977, KISS won the People's Choice Award for the single "Beth" in the Best Song category.
Feb 09 2012
THIS DAY IN TORY 1999
KISSONLINE.com
On this day in KISSTORY - February 9, 1999, the Playboy issue featuring the 'Girls of KISS' was released. Gene Simmons graces the cover of the magazine, and the entire band appears in the photos with the 'Girls of KISS,' who are all wearing KISS Makeup...and not much else!

Feb 08 2012
' OFF' PHOTO COLLAGE IN VEGAS ROCKS!
KISSONLINE.com
Check out this 'KISS OFF' photo collage from the latest issue of Vegas Rocks magazine.

Feb 08 2012
SNEAK PEEK: LOVE GUN TRAILER TRUCK
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK
Here's a sneak peek of Mattel's new Love Gun Tour Hauler due to hit store shelves in the March/April time frame. Walmart and Toys R Us will both be carrying the KISS haulers.

Feb 07 2012
ARTICLE IN NEW KERRANG!
KISSONLINE.com
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

The latest Kerrang Special - "The 666 Albums to have before to die" features a two page article on KISS Destroyer and other KISS klassic albums.

Thanks to Roberto Ariberti & KISS NEWS for sending the image to KISSOnline.
Feb 07 2012
THIS DAY IN TORY 2010
KISSONLINE.com
On this day in KISSTORY - February 7, 2010, the KISS Dr. Pepper Commercial premiered during Super Bowl XLIV!


Feb 06 2012
'RETRO' ACTION FIGURES COMING SOON
Bryan Wawzenek


For those of you who missed out on the original line of KISS action figures introduced in 1977 by the Mego toymakers, this is for you. Figures Toy Company has announced a line of KISS action figures made in the image of those collectibles.

In addition to recreating the original 12-inch toys that were popular in the late ’70s, Figures will produce the four original KISS members in 8-inch versions.

“Our first release will have the retro look from the 1970s, but future releases will cover all time periods in KISS’s almost-40-year musical career from 1973 to 2012,” said Figures CFO Paul Balasco. The next editions in the works will feature the band in the Sonic Boom, Dressed to Kill and debut album eras.

Both editions, which feature the band’s Love Gun-era looks, will be available starting in March. The 8-inch figures each come with a mini Love Gun album cover. The 12-inchers come with one of four mini KISS concert T-shirts.
Feb 06 2012
REMEMBERING OUR FRIEND MIKEL JAPP
KISSONLINE.com
Sadly, we have just been informed that Mikel Japp passed away last week at his home in Wales. Deepest sympathies go out to his friends & family, Mikel was an important part of KISStory and a great guitarist.

Mikel's credits include co-writing 'Ain't Quite Right', 'Move On', 'Take Me Away, (Together As One)' from Paul's solo, 'Saint And Sinner' from Creatures Of The Night and 'Down On Your Knees' from Killers.

RIP Mikel.


Feb 06 2012
ROMANIAN FANS CELEBRATE !
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Here are some members of the Romanian KISS Army representing KISS at a recent School Party in Saint George, Romania.

Thanks to Boer for sending KISSonline this photo!

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Feb 05 2012
THIS DAY IN TORY 2002
KISSONLINE.com
On this day in KISSTORY - February 5, 2002, KISS kicked off the New York Fashion Week with a rockin' performance at the Lane Bryant Fashion Show. The band performed 'Shout it Out Loud', 'Lick it Up', 'Love Gun', 'God of Thunder' and 'Rock and Roll All Nite.'

Here's "Love Gun" from the show:

Feb 05 2012
MY TRIBUTE TO THE GREATEST FRONTMAN!
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
I just wanted to share with the entire KISS Army this acrylic painting I recently finished. It was kind of my personal tribute to Paul to celebrate his 60th Birthday. So here is to the greatest frontman of the greatest and "Hottest Band in the World."

Hope you enjoy!
Jamie Sapp

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