News - 2012 : March

Mar 25 2012
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Written by Jill Halpin
Photos by Bill Bresler | staff photographer

There are legions of followers of the 1970s-era glam rock-and-roll band KISS.

And then there is Rick Hoffman.

You can call Hoffman, a longtime Canton resident, a fan, but that would be an understatement at best. He is, in his very own words, “the number one KISS fan in the world.”

In fact, Hoffman is such a KISS enthusiast that he has devoted a room in his house to the band. He decorated and customized the room: a half-bath on the first floor of his home that has become a shrine to KISS lead singer Gene Simmons and his band mates. It is a sight to behold, complete with a special-order black sink, black toilet and, of course, black light.

However, the black light is not the only light in the room. The bathroom features multiple lighting options including a red light and a regular overhead light as well as customized murals and specially designed handmade plaques featuring busts of KISS band members.

And that is only the beginning.
Mar 25 2012
MY CAR
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Just wanted to share my KISS car with the band! My KISS car was completed on 03-16-12 by signature graphics. A dream come true! Hope someday to get pictures with the group and my car.

Thanks,
Mark

LETTERS
Mar 24 2012
ALEXEY ROCKS "100,000 YEARS" SOLO
KISSONLINE.com
Here's our little friend Alexey performing Eric Singer's drum solo in KISS' 100,000 Years.

Mar 24 2012
PRE-ORDER THE MADNESS T-SHIRT NOW!
KISSONLINE.com
Here's the actual art comp sheet for the KISS MADNESS shirt that was presented to the band for approval. The shirt celebrates KISS' performance next week in New Orleans!

PRE-ORDER THE KISS MADNESS SHIRT NOW!
Mar 24 2012
REVOLVER INTERVIEWS & CRUE
REVOLVER MAGAZINE
Here's a video clip of Revolver Magazine interviewing KISS and Motley Crue regarding "The Tour!"

Mar 24 2012
JAPANESE NEWS REPORT
KISSONLINE.com
Here's a news report from Japan's FCI network about the KISS and Motley Crue "The Tour" announcement! Enjoy some great behind-the-scenes footage from the tour press conference, as well as a special greeting by the band for KISS Army Japan and the band checking out some of the new Hello Kitty KISS toys!
Mar 23 2012
MORE & CRUE RADIO INTERVIEWS
WRAT, WMMR
The KISS and Motley Crue radio media tour continues! Here are some more interviews that the guys have done to promote "The Tour:"

New Jersey's WRAT 95.9 FM spoke with Paul Stanley and Nikki Sixx to discuss the upcoming shows.
Click to listen to Paul and Nikki on WRAT!

Paul and Nikki also talked to Philadelphia's 93.3 FM WMMR about "The Tour!"
Click to listen to Paul and Nikki on WMMR!
Mar 23 2012
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE PHOTOS
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Here are a few photos of KISS from their live performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Photos by Dean Snowden and Keith Leroux for KISSONLINE.
Mar 23 2012
PHOTOS: BEHIND THE SCENES
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Here are some more photos taken behind the scenes of KISS' big day on Tuesday when the band announced "The Tour" with Motley Crue and performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! KISSonline Twitter followers got a sneak preview of some of these great photos as they were happening.

In these photos: The top four photos are from the Roosevelt Hotel where KISS held "The Tour" press conference:

Check out Gene with George Lopez in the hotel suite we were using as a production office! George opened the press conference and stopped by to visit with the band before hand. KOL had the pleasure of hanging out with George while the band finished putting on their makeup. George is a huge KISS fan for sure! After Gene came in, we were treated to 10 minutes of comedy as George and Gene traded some risque jokes (none of which we can print!)

The next three photos on top are of Tommy and Eric out in the hallway, just before going down stairs to the press conference. Right around this time, we had a little scare when Paul's boots arrived at the very last minute! They were on the way up in the elevator at the time these photos were taken. Both Tommy and Eric are sporting their brand-new outfits for the first time. Eric wanted us to show everyone the spider web on the back of his vest!

Next row: The bottom four photos are from KISS' dressing rooms at Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Paul and Eric are watching a little TV before heading out to sound check. Gene was getting some last-minute costume adjustments. Eric visited with the crew, and Paul did a quick mirror check before heading out to rock!

And... if you're not following KISS on Twitter, look what you're missing out on!

Photos by Keith Leroux for KISSonline.
Mar 23 2012
PAUL STANLEY & NIKKI SIXX ON GATER 98.7
GATER ROCKS.com
Andy Preston talks to Paul and Nikki about the big KISS and Motley Crue tour that was announced this week! For more, and your chance to win tickets, go to gaterrocks.com!

Mar 23 2012
GENE SIMMONS & TOMMY LEE INTERVIEW ON THE BREW
THE BREW
Gene Simmons and Tommy Lee called into The Brew to talk about the upoming show Aug 19th @ the Sleep Country Amphitheater.

Mar 22 2012
/ MOTLEY CRUE RADIO INTERVIEWS LIST
KISSONLINE.com
As promised here is the updated list of KISS / MOTLEY CRUE radio station interviews that the guys recorded earlier today. The interviews should air over the next few days. So keep listening!

Paul Stanley and Nikki Sixx recorded interviews with the following radio stations:

WLUP - Chicago
WRFX - Charlotte
WBAB - Long Island
WDHA - New Jersey
WEXZ - Scranton
WFTK - Cincinnati
WBUF - Buffalo
KGB - San Diego
WKLR - Richmond (Virginia Beach)
WCCC - Hartford
WZRR - Birmingham
WPLR - Hartford
WKGR - Palm Beach
KKRW - Houston
WWDC - Washington DC

Gene Simmons and Tommy Lee recorded interviews with the following stations:

KSHE - St. Louis
WCMF - Rochester
WKRR - Greensboro
KIOT - Albuquerque
WAXQ - Upstate NY
KZPS - Dallas
WEBN - Cincinnati
KFBW - Portland
WRIF - Detroit
WAQY - Springfield
Mar 22 2012
PAUL STANLEY & NIKKI SIXX ON DC101
DC101
Here's Paul Stanley and Nikki Sixx's interview with DC101 from earlier today.

Mar 22 2012
TOMMY THAYER & MICK MARS KLOS INTERVIEW
KLOS
Here's an interview Tommy Thayer and Mick Mars did right after the KISS / MOTLEY CRUE press conference Tuesday.

Mar 22 2012
ERIC SINGER, TOMMY LEE & MICK MARS INTERVIEW
YOUTUBE.com
Here's an interview Eric Singer, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars did right after the KISS / MOTLEY CRUE press conference Tuesday.

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