News - 2012 : November

Nov 12 2012
KRUISE II AND TOUR PICKS AVAILABLE
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Nov 12 2012
PAGINA 12
This story appeared in Argentina's "Pagina 12" newspaper. The author shares the story of his first introduction to KISS as a young child who only spoke Spanish.

by Chino Laborde
Translated from Spanish for KISSonline by Jill Cataldo

Fate gave me the good fortune to have been raised in a home with lots of music in the air. I couldn't escape hearing music on the turntable, the radio, or television. My maternal grandfather, lover of horses, amateur musician, played the concertina wonderfully.

In my house, live music was played in a variety of different formations (duet, trio, quartet, guitars, violins) and these instruments opened my eyes and ears as they were used to recreate the Tangos. To these were added the voices of my aunt, my mother and many other relatives and neighbors who came over, usually on Saturdays, to play with the Sarandi horse blacksmith in Avellaneda. We roasted prawns and sang for long periods of time the wonderful poetry and music of the 20th century, which bequeathed to us the great creators of that exceptional genre: the tango.

Then came the year 1980. I was seven, almost eight years old, when suddenly, the concertina stopped: my grandfather Pepe, my first idol, left us physically. In a very natural way, his tango and all his wealth passed, and my home was mourning. The house was silent.

I, as an only child, had already found a close friend in the TV. It was the beginning of the era of the music video, yet there was no remote control yet for zapping. And, for the kid who believed the whole world of music was a man opening and closing a concertina on his lap, exhaling melancholic melodies (again, I love music), an unexpected and revealing event took place.

What I saw on the screen suddenly were some "human beings" dressed in a bizarre manner with their faces hidden under white makeup and black ink, clutching extravagant guitars, very different from the music that I knew. They jumped and oozed mystery, a sort of magic, something to decode. It was a thunderous, aggressive sound, sensual and sexual, sung in a language completely unknown to me.

It was the arrival of rock in my life; in short, a revolution inside my head and my blood. It was the first time that I encountered the macabre, Dante-esque picture of these New Yorkers: KISS!

A little alien, a little superhero, a little masculine, a little feminine, singing a song with a hyperactive melody that instantly nailed me in the center of my being: "I Was Made For Lovin' You." The song that, with the passage of time, transformed into my personal KISS anthem. The song that will accompany me for all eternity.

This song became my before and after. This is the song that everyone (I think) can sing or dance to forever, wherever we are, whenever we hear it. Something inside me said that that this melody was universal, absolute, totalitarian, present and future; that this was the music of the Gods, the universal anthem of the adult world looked at through the eyes of a seven-year boy, obviously fascinated. My great Revelation.
Nov 11 2012
VETERANS DAY MESSAGE FROM
KISSONLINE.com
WE WILL NEVER FORGET

Those who live in freedom will always be grateful to those who helped preserve it. We will never forget what our veterans did for us!

Nov 11 2012
AND THE CHILEAN ARMY!
KISSONLINE

Here's KISS with an enormous crowd in Santiago, Chile last night!

Photo by Dean Snowden for KISSonline.
Nov 11 2012
"DETROIT ROCK CITY" FROM SANTIAGO
YOUTUBE
Here's "Detroit Rock City" from last night's show in Santiago, Chile. Listen to the crazy Chilean KISS Army! They were ready to rock!

Nov 11 2012
LATEST MAGAZINE COVER: ROCK AXIS
KISS is featured on the cover of this month's issue of Rock Axis, Chile's premier rock magazine!

Thanks to KISS Army Chile for sending the image to KISSonline.
Nov 11 2012
THIS DAY IN TORY 1976
KISSONLINE.com
KISS' ROCK AND ROLL OVER ALBUM WAS RELEASED 36 YEARS AGO TODAY!

On this day in KISSTORY - November 11, 1976, KISS released their 'Rock And Roll Over' album. The album peaked at #11 on the Billboard pop albums chart, and was certified Platinum on January 5, 1977.

The classic KISS cover artwork was created by artist Michael Doret, who also created KISS' Sonic Boom album artwork.

Track Listing:

1. "I Want You" / 2. "Take Me" / 3. "Calling Dr. Love" / 4. "Ladies Room / 5. "Baby Driver" / 6. "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em" / 7. "Mr. Speed" / 8. "See You in Your Dreams" / 9. "Hard Luck Woman" / 10. "Makin' Love"

Nov 10 2012
"LIVE ON LETTERMAN" INTERVIEW
CBS.COM
Here's a backstage interview Paul and Gene did with "Live on Letterman" prior to their performance on The Late Show!

Nov 10 2012
HEADLINES CHILEAN FESTIVAL TONIGHT
KISSONLINE.com
KISS continues their South American MONSTER Tour tonight at the Maquinaria Festival in Santiago, Chile.


Thanks to KISS Army Chile for the event poster!
Nov 10 2012
McED IN ARGENTINA!
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

KISS rocked Buenos Aires on Wednesday, and the whole city was in the KISS groove -- even this cashier working at a McDonald's near River Plate stadium!

Thanks to Mariano for sending KOL the image!

LETTERS
Nov 10 2012
LATEST MAGAZINE COVER: M MUSIC & MUSICIANS
KISSONLINE.com
KISS is featured on the cover of the September/October issue of M Music & Musicians magazine!
Nov 09 2012
RETURNING TO ITALY IN 2013!
KISSONLINE.com
KISS will rock Italy with two shows on their upcoming European MONSTER Tour 2013! The band will perform in Udine on June 18, and Milan on June 20.

A KISS Army Fan club members-only ticket pre-sale is taking place now through Saturday at 12pm local time.

General pubic tickets go on sale Saturday at 12pm local time.

June 18, 2013 Villa Manin - Udine
June 20, 2013 Mediolanum Forum - Milan

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!

Fan club members should log in to the site and visit the tour page to get their pre-sale code.


Thanks to Fabio Mainardi for the KISS Italy image!
Nov 09 2012
"OUTTA THIS WORLD" FROM BUENOS AIRES
KISSONLINE
Check out this clip of KISS and thousands of Argentinian fans singing "Happy Birthday" to Tommy on Wednesday night, then Tommy singing "Outta This World" with Tommy and Eric's solos!

Nov 09 2012
DOC McGHEE Q&A SESSION FROM KRUISE II
KISSONLINE
Doc McGhee held a large question-and-answer session with fans aboard the KISS Kruise II. Here's the video!



Nov 09 2012
CLARIN.COM
"This is the best KISS: we are eternal, we are gods."

In Mexico, "Clarín" interviewed the band, which soon will be 40 years old and has just released "Monster", their 20th studio album. On Wednesday KISS plays River Plate Stadium and promises a perfectly "monstrous" show.

By Fabricio Soza
Translated for KISSonline by Jill Cataldo

Talking to the four members of KISS after they've already transformed into the super heroes of rock is a different experience than doing so to washed faces. With their stage clothes and war paint, and in the roles of Starchild, The Demon, Catman, and Spaceman, the situation is filled with extra adrenaline, both for this writer and the band.

KISS is about to turn 40 years old, and Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, along with drummer Eric Singer and guitarist Tommy Thayer, are synonymous with music and show, but also marketing and business. And they know how to do both well. They know the game, and they play it with kindness. As I exchanged apologies for this bad English chronicler, I also received an apology in kind for their bad Spanish. There was both willingness and humility from the band, although the subtitle of the article might suggest otherwise.

In the minutes before taking the stage at the Arena Monterrey, KISS professed that they only wanted to have fun.There were no serious questions and no claim of depth to answers. Similarly, noticing that the interview was for a written publication, without cameras, the band's serious effort emerged. Or at least, they gave answers with sincerity and broke through a little of my preconceived characterizations.

After nearly 40 years of Kiss, how is the band?

Simmons: We are in excellent shape, better than ever, as you're going to see. No matter what they say, people are already waiting to check that out at the stadium. This is the best KISS: we are eternal, we are gods.

What should fans of this new show expect?

Thayer: They can expect it to be big, as always, a monstrous show. It is over the top, bombastic. Whenever we go out on tour, we try to make it larger, stronger and better than the last.

Clarin witnessed the latest and powerful show of Kiss in Mexican lands, prior to the concert at River Plate on Wednesday.
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