News - 2012 : July

Jul 05 2012
UNLEASH A MONSTER IN LONDON
In London, KISS launch their huge new book of photographs, 'KISS Monster,' and reveal how there's no chance of them quitting any time soon.

Jul 04 2012
LONDON, ENGLAND SET LIST
KISSONLINE.com
Here's a set list taken straight from the stage following tonight's KISS show at the HVM Forum in London.
Jul 04 2012
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!
KISSONLINE
We wish everyone a happy and safe July 4th. Let's all remember the meaning of this day and those who continue to keep us free.

Today, we will perform a show at The Forum in London benefiting the British “Help for Heroes” organization, which raises money for its wounded, sick and injured troops.

Paul, Eric, Tommy & Gene
Jul 04 2012
ITUNES


Check it out - KISS' "Hell or Hallelujah" single is topping the charts all over the world!

The KISS Army is giving the song rave reviews on the download sites. Check out some of them below:

5.0 out of 5 stars By PyroMessiah

Brilliant stuff! The second kick ass lead single in a row following the equally kick ass 'Modern Day Delilah' from the last album Sonic Boom.

MONSTER will be a KILLER album if this single is anything to go by. Fast paced and powerful. Love it!

5.0 out of 5 stars By Anthony Williams

Looks like KISS fans won't be disappointed with the new album when it's out if this track is anything to go by. A good solid tune with the classic Kiss style, reminiscent of the earlier years but still with the Sonic Boom feel.

5.0 out of 5 stars By Neal.W

KISS are back with a BANG! With what Paul Stanley described as just great rock n roll! and I couldn't agree more. Following on from the great Sonic Boom album, Kiss seem to have stepped it up another gear for this new single and hopefully the new album {out in oct 2012}. This track still has the old Kiss feel with great riffs and a catchy chorus but this time with a harder edge, what's not to like.
Jul 04 2012
PREORDER "MONSTER" ALBUM NOW ON AMAZON
AMAZON.COM
KISS' upcoming album "MONSTER" is now available for preorder at Amazon.com. The album will be released on October 16, 2012.

PREORDER KISS' MONSTER AT AMAZON.COM

Jul 04 2012
LONDON T-SHIRT
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Here is the actual art comp sheet for the KISS T-shirt being sold at tonight's HMV Forum show in London, England.
Jul 03 2012
UNLEASH MONSTER BOOK ON U.K.
LONDON — American glam rockers KISS are unleashing their “Monster” on the UK public.

The band — Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer— was in London on Tuesday to launch its new retrospective book, “KISS Monster,” and to hold a news conference.

The limited edition book — which is three feet (1 meter) tall — features unseen photographs from the band’s 40-year career.

“A band that is bigger than life deserves a book that’s bigger than life. You could call it a coffee table book, but if you put legs on it, it is a coffee table,” joked Stanley.

Only 1, 000 copies of “KISS Monster” will be on sale and each one will be signed by the band. It will retail at a staggering >2,742 ($4,299).

“It’s not a cheap book because it is hand bound, hand put together. It’s the Rolls-Royce of books,” said Simmons.

“KISS Monster” is now on sale in the U.K. online at: www.kissmonsterbook.com

Jul 03 2012
LAUNCH MONSTER BOOK IN LONDON
KISSONLINE.com
Here are a few photos from the KISS MONSTER Book launch earlier today at The Arts Club in London. The event was attended by over 300 members of the press!

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE KISS MONSTER BOOK NOW!
Jul 03 2012
MONSTER SIGNING IN LONDON
KISSONLINE.com
KISS spent several hours this morning autographing the band signatures page of the KISS MONSTER Book. The pages will now be sent to Italy, where they will be bound inside the books.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE KISS MONSTER BOOK NOW!

Photos by Keith Leroux for KISSOnline.

Jul 03 2012
PREMIERE OF "HELL OR HALLELUJAH" LYRIC VIDEO
KISS VEVO
Here's the world premiere of KISS' "Hell or Hallelujah" lyric video!

Jul 03 2012
"HELL OR HALLELUJAH" AVAILABLE NOW!
KISSONLINE.com
"Hell or Hallelujah" is officially now available for purchase in North America! Let's make some noise on the charts, KISS Army! Buy your copy today and be sure to tell a friend!

Buy KISS' "Hell or Hallelujah" now!

Jul 03 2012
PRESS TOUR CONTINUES: ON UK TV & RADIO TODAY
KISSONLINE.com
The KISS UK media onslaught continues today in London after a marathon of interviews Monday. The band will do dozens of interviews with newspapers, magazines, radio and TV outlets, and will launch their MONSTER book with an early afternoon event. Two of the interviews with Paul and Gene will air today. First, the guys will appear on ITV1's Daybreak live at 8:15am, followed by an appearance on the BBC Radio 2's Steve Wright Show this afternoon.



Jul 03 2012
TOMMY UPDATE FROM LONDON
KISS did a full day of press in London today promoting the release of our new single "Hell Or Hallelujah" from our forthcoming album Monster. Interestingly, the interviews took place at Ringo Starr's famed 1960s London flat, 34 Montagu Square. In 1966 Paul McCartney used it as a demo studio composing Beatles classics like "I'm Looking Through You" and "Eleanor Rigby." Jimi Hendrix wrote "The Wind Cries Mary" when he lived there for three months in 1968 and John Lennon and Yoko Ono lived in the flat in 1968 when the Beatles were recording the White Album. The notorious nude cover photos of Lennon and Ono's Two Virgins album were taken in the upstairs bedroom. So much history and rock & roll lore has taken place in the hallowed halls of 34 Montagu Square, it's amazing. If only these walls could talk!
Jul 03 2012
MONSTER INVASION CONTINUES!
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BIGGEST BAND IN AMERICA – KISS - ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM MONSTER IN STORES OCTOBER 15, INTERNATIONALLY, OCTOBER 16 IN NORTH AMERICA

“We’re a real, flesh-and-blood rock and roll band with people who’ve spent 40 years doing what we believe in.” – Paul Stanley, 2012

Rock legends KISS return with Monster, the 20th studio album in their historic career, set for release in October 15 (October 16 in North America) through Universal Music Enterprises. The band’s first single, the full-throttle, autobiographical rocker “Hell or Hallelujah,” is available digitally today, July 3, and makes its worldwide premiere with the lyric video across VEVO, the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, which includes VEVO.com, mobile, connected devices and syndication partners like YouTube.

Monster, the 12-track, straight-ahead rock ‘n’ roll album features collaborations among all four members—including co-founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons and longtime members guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer—in an album that shows the band at the top of its game. And that’s saying something, considering their illustrious, 40-plus year history—28 U.S. gold albums, the most gold records for any American rock band, 40 million sales in the U.S., and a total exceeding 100 million worldwide.

Monster represents KISS’ nod to the music that first inspired them to pick up their guitars and flame-throwers and don makeup to entertain millions. The group goes back to their own beginnings. “There are no symphony orchestras, boy choirs, keyboards, outside producers or songwriters on this album,” promises Gene Simmons. “The best thing we did was to turn inwards to ourselves. Tommy and Eric have revitalized this band, with a work ethic and the talent to back it up. This is a real band effort. KISS has become a behemoth. We’re going where no bands have gone before.”

On July 4, the day after “Hell or Hallelujah” hits digital retail in North America, KISS crosses the ocean performing an Independence Day show at The Forum in London. The concert will serve as a benefit for the British “Help for Heroes” organization, which raises money for its wounded, sick and injured troops.

Jul 02 2012
PAUL STANLEY BLASTS DULL LOOKING ROCK STARS
KISS musician Paul Stanley says rock stars shouldn't look 'like your neighbour'.

The rocker and his bandmates have built their career on their huge personalities, shocking make-up and elaborate stage shows, and Paul thinks bands who dress in regular clothes and don't make an effort 'doesn't deserve your money'.

The singer-and-guitarist exclusively told BANG Showbiz: 'The notion of a rock star looking like your neighbour doesn't deserve your money. Whether its music or movies, people want something larger than life. Why aren't there more around now? Maybe because it's not that easy, it's a craft.'

Despite there being a huge emphasis from the band - which also includes Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer - on their image, Paul is adamant their music is always his number one priority.

He said: 'Ultimately it's got to be about the music, all my heroes when I was small were preaching rock 'n' roll. It was like church, and I'm glad to be up there with a spectacle, but when I saw Humble Pie, Derek and The Dominoes, Led Zeppelin, they were all about the songs.

'We may have taken it over the top and turned it into something else, but at the heart and soul of it, we're a rock 'n' roll band and we understand the concept of writing a song, not an exercise in j***ing off.

'A song should be, by the second chorus, familiar enough that you can sing along.'

Paul was speaking at a preview of the new KISS Monster Book, a huge three foot by two foot tome which features full colour photos from the band's 40 year history, and is limited to 1,000 copies worldwide. For more information, visit KissMonsterBook.com .

Kiss also release new single 'Hell or Hallelujah' this week and play the Forum, in London, on Wednesday (04.07.12) to raise funds for Help For Heroes.


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