News - 2012 : June

Jun 11 2012
MONSTER BOOK STORY IN ITALIAN NEWSPAPER
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Thanks to our friend Fabio Mainardi of Deuce News for sharing this photo and note with KISSOnline!

Today, the Verona newspaper "L'Arena" published a cool article on the Monster book!

Here is what I partially translated:

"L'ARENA" Verona's newspaper publishes an exclusive in depth article on the MONSTER BOOK being printed at EBS Editoriale Bortolazzi Stei, next to Verona.

The book will be 70x100 cm, 202 pages and more then kg35 of weight!!

Everything is wrapped into secrecy, the Company managers signed an agreement with KISS in which is clearly stated every piece of unused paper, photo, etc must be returned to KISS, no exceptions! Only KISS have the right to all the materials used for the publication...

Fabio
Jun 11 2012
SCENES FROM THE CHICAGO FAN EXPO
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Here are a few photos from Saturday's Chicago KISS Fan Expo, where several hundred members of the KISS Army gathered to celebrate KISS, catch up with old friends, and shop for merchandise & collectibles!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the KISSOnline booth to visit with us!

Another great day celebrating the greatest band in the world with the greatest fans ever!

Photos by Jill Cataldo for KISSOnline.com
Jun 11 2012
GENE SIMMONS ON COVER OF "EFFECTO METAL"
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Here's Gene Simmons on the cover of the June issue of the Argentine magazine "EFECTO METAL."

Thanks to Marcelo García / KISS Army Argentina for sending KISSOnline the image!
Jun 10 2012
THIS DAY IN TORY 2004
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KISS KICKED OFF US ROCK THE NATION TOUR

On this day in KISSTORY - June 10, 2004, KISS' opened the US leg of the Rock The Nation Tour in San Antonio, TX. This was the first full US tour of the Paul, Gene, Tommy and Eric lineup, and included forty-two shows. The Washington, DC and Virginia Beach, VA shows were recorded for KISS' Rock The Nation DVD.

Instant Live CDs were also available at many of the US shows. Fans could purchase a live CD recording of the actual show they just attended!!

During the West Palm Beach show, Paul becomes ill and dehydrated, forcing KISS to cancel the next two shows in Florida.

Set list most nights includes:

Love Gun / Deuce / Makin' Love / Lick It Up / Got To Choose / War Machine / Christine Sixteen / I Want You / I Love It Loud / 100,000 Years / Unholy / Shout It Out Loud /I Was Made For Lovin' You / Detroit Rock City / God Gave Rock And Roll To You II / Rock And Roll All Nite

KISS also performed the following songs at some US shows on the tour:

Tears Are Falling / Creatures of the Night / Dr. Love / She / Strutter / C'mon and Love Me / Parasite / Love Her All I Can / All the Way / Hotter Than Hell / Cold Gin / I Stole Your Love / Psycho Circus / King of the Night time World

Here's "Tears Are Falling" from the Bristow, Virginia stop of the Rock The Nation Tour:

Jun 10 2012
Gene Simmons represented by a clown fish

By Kate O'Hare

If you've ever wanted to knock a hole in one into Gene Simmons' mouth, stock up on KISS merchandise, check out an animatronic KISS band and get married, all in one day, Las Vegas has the mini-golf for you.

All indoors, the KISS: By Monster Mini Golf opened in March, featuring the band's logo and images spread across the course, a souvenir shop and a big collection of band memorabilia. There's even a "Hotter Than Hell" wedding chapel.

And just inside the entrance, there's a 500-gallon fish tank containing an LED-lit KISS logo timed to flash to music.

On Saturday, June 9, Animal Planet's sophomore reality series "Tanked" chronicles the creation and installation of the KISS-themed tank. Outside the mini-golf, set in a shopping plaza, there's a concert stage set up for a performance by a KISS tribute band, along with a seating area for a party in the evening.

But at midday, preparations are still frantically underway to get both the tank and the mini-golf ready in time for the arrival of band members Simmons and Paul Stanley. The paint is still wet around the restroom doors, and there are lights to be hung and snacks to be stocked.
Jun 09 2012
ROCK OF AGES LA PREMIERE: A-LISTERS ROCK OUT!
Here's Tom Cruise and Gene Simmons at yesterday's ROCK OF AGES premiere.

Rock Of Ages, set in Hollywood in 1987, is a movie adaption of the hit Broadway musical, and sees the likes of Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin as you've never seen them before! Especially Tom... he plays rock icon and sex god Stacee Jaxx and we have to admit, we love the rockier side of la Cruise! Even with the long hair.

He's no match for Gene Simmons though...

MSN MOVIES
Jun 09 2012
TV'S BEST BETS: TONIGHT - ON TANKED
9 p.m., ANIMAL PLANET: Tanked — If you were a fish, what kind would you be? Well, if you were Gene Simmons, you'd be a poisonous lionfish, according to Brett and Wayde, who in this episode choose fish representing the members of KISS to live in the 500-gallon tank they're installing at a KISS-themed mini-golf facility in Las Vegas. Also in this new episode, they're hired by a pet-supply store chain to build a massive tank for a variety of creatures.

Jun 08 2012
BY MONSTER MINI GOLF GETS "TANKED!"
Watch it ALL happen on Animal Planet on June 9 at 9 p.m.

KISS By Monster Mini Golf, a unique rock ‘n roll-themed amusement attraction based around the legendary band KISS gets “Tanked.” The hit show on Animal Planet will feature Wayde King and Brett Raymer, the owners of Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM), as they set out to construct and unveil a tank to mimic a mini-rock concert, complete with amplifiers, a light show and the iconic KISS logo. With the rock legends KISS’ founding members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons and KISS by Monster Mini Golf owners in attendance; watch the unveiling of the rockin’ KISS-themed tank on Animal Planet, Saturday, June 9 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).

Click below to watch two clips from the episode. One will play right after the other (Then you'll have to hit stop.)

Tanked: Making a Tank for KISS

Wayde and Brett get a call from Monster Mini Golf, a KISS-themed miniature golf course in Las Vegas looking to add a KISS-themed tank to the course. It has to be off the charts. And perfect.

Tanked: The General Loses a Bet

The General loses a bet to Wayde and has to dress up like a member of the band KISS. The whole shop gets a good laugh at his expense.



Jun 08 2012
ITALIAN SOCCER TEAM WINS WITH !
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Thanks to Lorenzo Picci Pocci Piccinini for sending KISSOnline this photo of a youth soccer team from the Italian town of Manzolino. We're told the boys had a great season this year, winning many tournaments! Congratulations to all!

Jun 08 2012
MUSIC STARS SHARE LOVE OF !
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KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

The KISS Army includes musicians from all different musical genres!

In the photos:

- One Direction's Zayn Malik wearing a KISS shirt recently. (Thanks to Vanessa Dannecker for sending us the photo!)

- Mike McCready of Pearl Jam sporting a KISS shirt backstage with Ann Wilson from Heart.

- Dave McClain of Machine Head rocked Germany's ROCK AM RING in a Gene Simmons shirt! (Thanks to Alex for sending KOL the photo!)

- Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith donned a KISS Destroyer shirt when he joined Chicken Foot on stage at the Boston’s Orpheum Theatre on May 16th.
Jun 07 2012
NEW COMIC ISSUE #1 OUT NEXT WEEK!
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK
Here's a sneak peek of a few pages from the 1st issue of the KISS Dressed To Kill Comic. The issue will be available in stores late next week!

The KISS comic book will debut at Manhattan Comics & More next Wednesday, June 13 with artist Jamal Igle on hand to sign copies from 6 - 8 PM. Only 100 copies will be autographed.

Manhattan Comics is located at 10 East 23rd Street New York, NY.
Jun 07 2012
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Virginia’s BOOMER magazine partners with rock band KISS to raise awareness and promote US Chamber of Commerce’s "Hiring Our Heroes" program for US Veterans.

Central Virginia's BOOMER magazine is teaming up with music legends KISS for their August 2012 Summer issue. The upcoming issue will feature exclusive content from the Bristow, VA, and Virginia Beach shows the band has with Motley Crue, and will promote the US Chamber of Commerce’s “Hiring Our Heroes” program – helping US Veterans find employment as they return home from service.

“We should all step up and give our heroes, our vets, a job" says Gene Simmons.

KISS may be known for their huge stage shows, legendary impact on music and the hits “Rock And Roll All Nite,” “Detroit Rock City” and “I Was Made For Lovin’ You” – but they are also lending their talents and support for US Veterans as they enter the workforce after their service has ended.

It was through KISS and their management that BOOMER was educated about initiatives from the US Chamber of Commerce and the growing need for US Veterans to find employment.

KISS bassist Gene Simmons appeared on NBC’s Today Show in May of 2012 to promote the band’s very own Hire a Hero initiative for their Summer 2012 World Tour. The band held a contest and chose a US Veteran to work as a roadie on this Summer’s ‘The Tour’ with Motley Crue. The winner, and long-time KISS fan Paul Jordan, was selected LIVE on air with Matt Lauer, Ann Curry and Natalie Morales.
Jun 07 2012
GOLF AND GIANT TONGUES: A MATCH MADE IN VEGAS
KISS Mini Golf was featured this week in the LA times travel section as a fun place to visit!

Monster Mini Golf’s KISS-themed course at the Shoppes at Harmon Square lets you putt-putt through 15,000 square feet of glow-in-the-dark madness, with giant guitar obstacles and (naturally) an outstretched tongue on hole 18. For those guests who really, really love KISS, weddings at the nearby Hotter Than Hell Wedding Chapel start at $249.

The Shoppes at Harmon Square
702.558.8100
www.monsterminigolf.com/kiss
Jun 07 2012
BY MONSTER MINI GOLF GETS "TANKED!"
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Watch it ALL happen on Animal Planet on June 9 at 9 p.m.

KISS By Monster Mini Golf, a unique rock ‘n roll-themed amusement attraction based around the legendary band KISS gets “Tanked.” The hit show on Animal Planet will feature Wayde King and Brett Raymer, the owners of Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM), as they set out to construct and unveil a tank to mimic a mini-rock concert, complete with amplifiers, a light show and the iconic KISS logo. With the rock legends KISS’ founding members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons and KISS by Monster Mini Golf owners in attendance; watch the unveiling of the rockin’ KISS-themed tank on Animal Planet, Saturday, June 9 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).

“We worked closely with the “Tanked” crew to design a Tanked where fish could ROCK. We do not have a fish tank…we have a KISS-tank!” exclaimed Christina Vitagliano, Founder of KISS By Monster Mini Golf.

KISS By Monster Mini Golf is the first-of-its-kind indoor glow-in-the-dark custom-designed, rockin’ 18-hole miniature golf course with a state-of-the-art arcade, a Huge KISS gift shop in the world, A KISS Gallery, the “Hotter Than Hell” Wedding Chapel, a private VIP Room, FANtastic KISS themed event rooms and the “Rock ‘n Roll All Nite” Snack Bar.

Photos by Jared McMillen
Jun 07 2012
2012 CHICAGO FAN EXPO THIS SATURDAY
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Stop by and visit the KISSOnline booth this Saturday!

The 2012 Chicago KISS Fan Expo will take place at the Holiday Inn at 411 So. Larkin Ave. Joliet, IL 60436 on Saturday, June 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 “ Psycho Circus” live performance
- New and vintage KISS merchandise for sale all day
- Drawings, contests, and prizes
- The Gene Simmons Axe Bass tour bus will be on site

CLICK HERE for tickets and more information.

The 2012 Chicago KISS Fan Expo is a fan produced event. By the fans, for the fans!
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