News - 2012 : October

Oct 22 2012
SIGHTING: FRENCH FILM ADVERTISEMENT
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KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

One of the advertisements for a new French film shows the twp main characters in full KISS outfit and make up!

Franz Antoci

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Oct 21 2012
LATEST MAGAZINE COVER: SCREAM
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KISS is featured on the cover of the latest issue of the Norwegian magazine, SCREAM!
Oct 21 2012
By Neil Chrisley

Strange to think that KISS went a full decade – 11 years, in fact – without releasing an album of new material. Even more remarkable is the fact that when KISS did hit the studio again – to make 2009’s Sonic Boom – their return to form was spectacular. Monster, the band’s just-released follow-up, provides conclusion proof that KISS’s comeback was no fluke. Packed with full-throttle rock and roll, the album distills the spirit of KISS to its no-frills essence.

“There are no symphony orchestras, no boys choirs, no keyboards, no outside producers and no outside songwriters,” says Gene Simmons, who, along with KISS co-founder Paul Stanley, credits lead guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer with reinvigorating the band. “The best thing we did was to turn inwards to ourselves.” In the following interview, Simmons and Stanley talk about making Monster, creating distinctive guitar riffs and holding onto their inner child.

How did making Monster differ from making Sonic Boom?

STANLEY: Sonic Boom was us discovering who we are today, as a recording band. We had proven ourselves as a live entity, and we had our history down pat, but the question to answer was: who are we in the studio, today? Monster, on the other hand, is a band that’s totally sure of what we can do. We were all confident about how great this album could be. My role as producer, as I saw it, was to be a director and a coach, to make sure we kept our eye on the goal.
Oct 21 2012
CONCERT BILLBOARD IN NORWAY
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NORWEGIAN KISS ARMY IS READY!

Hello KISSOnline.com,

Please find attached picture I took today of a big street banner for the upcoming KISS show, June 8th - Viking Fest - Viking Stadion - Stavanger, Norway. Over 18.000 tickets already sold (since Oct.18.)! This will be the biggest Norway show for KISS in history!

Regards,
Kjetil Berge, represents KISS Army Norway

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Oct 21 2012
Listen to the "KISS ON THE MOUNTAIN" radio special at http://www.102themountain.com/pages/14460643.php.

On Saturday, September 15, we here at 102.3-FM presented “KISS ON THE MOUNTAIN,” a three-hour radio special which celebrated the musical history of one of the most successful American rock bands of all-time. The show was done in conjunction with the group’s September 18 show at Montage Mountain in Scranton. We had a great time putting it together. And based on the feedback we received, we know a lot of people enjoyed it. In fact, thanks to the fact that info about the show was posted on the official KISS website and Facebook page, as well as some of the most popular KISS fan sites in the world, we knew we had people listening not just in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but also all around the globe.
Oct 20 2012
ENTER F.Y.E.'S MONSTER SWEEPSTAKES NOW!
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The f.y.e.’s VIP Experience Sweeps gives you the chance to see and meet KISS LIVE!

CLICK HERE to enter f.y.e.'s KISS Sweepstakes now!
Oct 20 2012
ON EXTRA TV THIS WEEKEND!
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Extra TV is running a KISS piece all this weekend! Check local listings, or visit http://www.extratv.com/page/when-its-on/ to see when the show is airing in your city.







Oct 20 2012
6-YEAR-OLD DRUMMER ROCKS WITH !
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Check out 6-year- old Avery rocking to KISS' "Spit!"

Oct 19 2012
MINI GOLF ANNOUNCES HALLOWEEN EVENT
KISS® By Monster Mini Golf® Hosting Crazy, Crazy Nights Pajama Party on Halloween

KISS By Monster Mini Golf, the unique rock ‘n’ roll-themed amusement attraction based around the legendary band KISS®, celebrates Halloween with activities for Saints and Sinners on Oct. 31. Kids in costume can play unlimited golf for $5 from 4 – 6 p.m. and are able to trick-or-treat while on the course. A Crazy, Crazy Nights Pajama Party begins at 7 p.m. for adults 21 and over. The party features live entertainment from Sin City Sinners, rock ‘n’ roll trivia contest, cash bar, and a pajama contest judged by a special guest. Anyone in pajamas or a costume gets FREE admission while that not in costume will be charged a $5 entry, or “wimp-out,” fee.

The day’s lineup includes:

4 – 6 p.m. – Kids’ special – kids in costume golf for $5 and can trick-or-treat on the course
7 p.m. – Mini Golf Course opens for adults-only unlimited play during the evening
7 p.m. – Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia Contest – winner earns a spot at Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp
8 p.m. – Zombie-themed rock/punk cover band, The Bones, perform live on stage
9 p.m. – Halloween Costume Contest Judging with a special guest and Sin City Sinners
10 p.m. – Sin City Sinners perform live on stage

“The atmosphere at KISS By Monster Mini Golf makes it the perfect place to have a rockin’ slumber party,” said Christina Vitagliano, founder of KISS By Monster Mini Golf. “Our guests will have to dress up to impress as our special guest will be judging all costumes and pajamas with a very critical eye. We’ll have great music from the Sin City Sinners, amazing prizes and of course, mini golf that is second-to-none.”

More than 100 prizes will be awarded in costume categories such as sexiest PJs, best rock ‘n’ roll jammies and best original KISS pajamas. For more information, visit www.monsterminigolf.com.

Oct 19 2012
STUDENTS ROCK SPIRIT WEEK AS !
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KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

I am a teacher at South Point High School in South Point Ohio, A few week was spirit week at our school and four of our students decided to dress up as KISS for character day. Being that I have a corner in my classroom dedicated to KISS, this just made my day!

Thanks to Brooke, Alayna, Elaine, and Emily for being great students throughout high school ( they are seniors this year). They made this teachers day!

Kent Stewart

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Oct 19 2012
PORTO ALEGRE CONCERT POSTER
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Here's the promotional poster for KISS' November 14th show at Estadio do Zequinha in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Oct 18 2012
ARMY NIGHT THIS EVENING IN LOS ANGELES
Pack your KISS gear and plan on heading to Los Angeles tonight because Gene Simmons is hosting the KISS Army Night at the first annual Rocktoberfest at L.A. Live. You should also bring your appetite because Wolfgang Puck is serving up Oktoberfest cuisine with a California twist.

The festival is presented by Rock & Brews, the restaurant concept founded by Simmons with restaurateur Michael Zislis and concert promoter Dave Furano. Described as “a rockin’ California tribute to the two-centuries old Bavarian tradition,” the seven-day event includes local, national and international beers along with Oktoberfest cuisine, live entertainment and special celebrity guests.

Held at Nokia Plaza – L.A. Live, Rockterfest begins with an opening charity gala Oct. 15 and wraps up with the Craft Brew Festival Oct. 21, featuring more than 50 different craft beers and breweries. A portion of the proceeds from the Craft Brew Festival will benefit The Grammy Museum at L.A. Live.

The charity gala benefits the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that honors and empowers injured service members through aid and unique, direct programs and services. Hosted by Simmons and Puck, the gala is limited to 1,000 attendees. Along with Simmons, organizers promise that “some big names in rock ’n’ roll are expected to take the stage in a jam band format.”

General admission tickets begin at $107 and include $60 worth of food and beverage vouchers, as well as a commemorative drink stein.VIP tickets are available ranging from single VIP tickets for $261.50 to seating at the “Hall of Fame” VIP table for eight. You’ll need to call for “Hall of Fame” VIP pricing but we can tell you this special package comes with tons of perks such as red carpet access, eight tickets to see the Lakers vs. Kings game Oct. 21, two nights in a penthouse and the chance to jam onstage with Simmons!

Now that that’s covered, let’s talk about the KISS Army Night, which takes place Oct. 18. You can count on live entertainment, German beers on tap and a selection of Puck’s Oktoberfest dishes. Simmons will perform at an all star jam session at 8:30 p.m. You can expect other KISS band members to be in attendance.

General admission tickets, including a commemorative drink stein, are $24.75.

Tickets are on sale now.

For more information visit Rocktoberfest.com
Oct 18 2012
KISS Discuss ‘Monster,’ Kiss Cruise + Rock Hall at Sirius XM Town Hall Conference

by: Liz Ramanand
photo by: Rahav Segev, Sirius XM

The legends of Kiss graced the Sirius XM studios in New York City last week for a two-hour intimate question and answer session with a few lucky Sirius subscribers. Kiss spoke candidly about their 20th studio record, ‘Monster,’ their Halloween-themed Kiss Cruise and they gave a piece of their mind about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Check out some of the highlights of the Q&A below:

’Monster’ seems to be one of the most personal collection of songs on any Kiss album. Was that a conscious decision or was it just material that was brought into the sessions?

Tommy Thayer: That’s a great question. ‘Monster’ is a great band album – it’s something that just the four of us created without any outside input or influence from management, record labels, nobody. We wrote the songs, we rehearsed them, then recorded them. It was very organic, very in your face. Paul [Stanley] produced it; he did a phenomenal job and was great about choosing the right songs — not only the very best songs that should be on a record by Kiss but also the songs that were cohesive, that fit together and made a statement as a group of songs. That’s a very important thing that people don’t think about because often you get records where it isn’t cohesive and it’s confusing to listen to records like that sometimes you think, “That song doesn’t seem to fit.” All these songs are of the same nature, they fit together like a puzzle, Paul did a great job as a producer in making that happen. That’s what ‘Monster’ is about. It’s a very cohesive, strong, bold statement.
Oct 18 2012
LATEST MAGAZINE COVER: MONEY MAKER
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Gene Simmons graces the cover of the latest MONEY MAKER magazine!
Oct 17 2012
FINLAND & DENMARK SHOWS ARMY PRE-SALE NOW
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A KISS Army Fan club members-only ticket pre-sale for KISS' Finland and Denmark 2013 shows is taking place now through tomorrow am local venue time.

JUNE 3 - HARTWELL ARENA - HELSINKI, FINLAND

JUNE 11 - FORUM - COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

If you are a Premium KISS ARMY Member: LOGIN at http://www.kissonline.com/service/login and visit the tour page to get information to access the presale.

If you are not a current Premium Member of the KISS ARMY and would like to participate in the Members-only Pre-sale: JOIN NOW!
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