News - 2012 : November

Nov 30 2012
LATEST MAGAZINE COVER: ROLLING STONE MEXICO
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Here's KISS on the cover of the latest issue of the Mexican edition of Rolling Stone Magazine. The issue includes a feature story on KISS' four decades of rock!

Thanks to Roberto for sending the image to KISSOnline!
Nov 30 2012
ERIC SINGER'S DRUM KIT UP-CLOSE
YOUTUBE.com
Here's an up-close look at Eric's drum kit from the stage in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Nov 30 2012
SIGHTING: CELL PHONE COMMERCIAL
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Check out this Lithuanian commercial for the Samsung Galaxy. The man in the commercial envisions replacing the Christmas carolers in his city with a soundtrack that rocks!

Nov 30 2012
RETURNING TO HELLFEST!
KISSONLINE.com
KISS will once again headline the massive French Festival, HELLFEST. The 2013 Hellfest edition will take place June 21,22 & 23rd in Clisson, France. This will be KISS' only 2013 appearance in France.

CLICK HERE for HELLFEST info and tickets.
Nov 30 2012
LATEST MAGAZINE COVER: SPARK MAGAZINE
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Here's KISS on the cover of the Czech magazine, SPARK (on sale 3.12.2012). The issue's main article is a KISS feature! Also, includes a KISS poster!

Thanks to Paul Pile for sending the image to KISSOnline!
Nov 30 2012
ALL FOR THE LOVE OF ROCK & ROLL!
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS STAR IS GLEAMING AGAIN!

After leaving KISS Kruise 2 we continued our trek across America and back to Los Angeles for about the seventh time. My wife, Donna thought that KISS' star on Hollywood Blvd needed a bit of a spruce up. So armed with wash cloths, shampoo from our hotel, and cups of water, she ... with curious looks from passersby proudly got to work.... "all for the love of rock n roll" of course!

Brett Bartlett (Australia)


LETTERS
Nov 29 2012

KISS Drummer Peter Criss Absolves Himself of All Responsibility

Playing the blame game in his new book, Makeup to Breakup

By Michael Alan Goldberg / VILLAGE VOICE

Gene Simmons: greedy, misogynistic, megalomaniacal bag of dicks. Paul Stanley: platitude-spewing ultra-narcissist. Also greedy. Ace Frehley: OK, sorta cool in that aloof guitar-hero way, but so whacked out on hard drugs and liquor for most of his life, kinda pathetic, really.

Peter Criss, however, has arguably been the least intolerable of the four original members of KISS: the lovable fuck-up, the "emotional one," the heart and soul of a frequently heartless, soulless band. Never considered a particularly great drummer, his contributions were crucial nonetheless—his "Beth," however sappy, was KISS's biggest-ever hit, and his vocals made "Black Diamond" and "Hard Luck Woman" two of the band's better tunes. But he seemed forever pushed around and disrespected by Gene and Paul. And his addictions and unceasing protestations of unfair treatment earned him multiple pink slips from the KISS corporation over the years.

It has made Criss a fairly sympathetic figure, and maybe if he'd kept his mouth shut and his pen away from paper, things would have stayed that way. But Criss, who'd been threatening to write a tell-all memoir for the past 25 years, finally completed the deed with his newly published Makeup to Breakup: My Life In and Out of KISS—co-authored by Larry "Ratso" Sloman (who helped write Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis's Scar Tissue and Howard Stern's Private Parts and Miss America).

Bad move. Makeup to Breakup—through which Criss clearly intended to settle scores with his erstwhile bandmates, various KISS associates, and his two ex-wives—backfires dramatically, coming off exceedingly petty, exasperating, and selfish. Criss hardly portrays himself as a saint, but even though he details his many personal and professional failings, candidly recounting them isn't the same as owning them. In the end, his lack of genuine soul-searching—as promised in the preface—and his persistently righteous indignation and self-pity render him an unlikable, bitter, oblivious lout.
Nov 29 2012
ZURICH SHOW ARMY PRE-SALE TODAY
KISSONLINE.com
A KISS Army Fan club members-only ticket pre-sale for KISS' Zurich, Switzerland show is live now through Friday - 8 am local venue time.

June 20, 2013 - Hallenstadion - Zurich, Switzerland

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!
Nov 29 2012
LATEST MERCHANDISE
KISSONLINE.com
Here are some of the latest KISS items to hit stores everywhere!

Items pictured:

Demon Cooking Apron
Rock and Roll Over Flight Case Shirt
KISS Group Photo Clock
KISS Recipe Pint Glass
KISS Dynasty Flask
Toddler Skull Tee
Toddler Rock and Roll All Nite Tee
Toddler Destroyer Tee
KISS Destroyer Diaper Bag
Nov 28 2012
ADDS SWISS DATE TO 2013 EUROPEAN TOUR
KISSONLINE.com
KISS will bring their MONSTER Tour to the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland on June 20, 2013!

General public tickets go on sale Friday, November 30th.

Stay tuned to KOL for details on a KISS ARMY Fan Club members-only ticket pre-sale.
Nov 28 2012
WE HAD A BLAST!
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Thank you, KISS!

Here we were, me and my sister, Adriana, arriving outside HSBC Arena in Rio, both filled with happiness and anxiety to see KISS again! What a happy day! We share thirty years of passion for KISS, since you came here for the first time and we were little girls. The show was mind-blowing! Thank you! WE LOVE YOU! Please come back, we can't get enough!

Alessandra

LETTERS
Nov 28 2012
By John Jeffrey

Eric Singer is one of the most honest, straight forward interview subjects that one could have the pleasure of speaking to. Never shying away from any question, Singer tells it like it is, not sparing any details. Being the drummer for KISS (on and off) for over 15 years, over the span of three decades, Eric knows what it takes to get the job done, and has never lost the appreciation of being part of one of the biggest bands in the history of music. When RockMusicStar recently spoke with Eric Singer, he reflected on "The Tour" with Motley Crue, the writing and recording process of "Monster" (Singer's fourth studio record with KISS), the misconception people have about his approach to drumming in KISS, and also responds to the comments Peter Criss made about him in Criss' autobiography, "Makeup to Breakup."

RockMusicStar: Could you tell us what "The Tour" was like for the band, and did it exceed your personal expectations?

Eric Singer: Well, it was a very successful tour, and for me, I think it was a great package. I can only speak for my own point of view, but I think most people would have to concede that it was a good pairing. If I was a fan, I would want to see that tour. Even if I wasn't in KISS, I'm a fan of both bands, I'd wanna see KISS and Motley Crue together. People had been saying for years that it would be a good package (to see happen again), and I think it turned out to be. Of course, you're gonna have people say, "Oh, I'd rather see KISS do their own show, or Motley Crue do their own show," because they want to see a band play longer. But for me, if I was going as a fan, to see each band play at my age now, seeing each band play for 75-80 minutes, that would be just the right amount for me. Just enough, without being too short or too long.
Nov 27 2012
ADDING 2ND SYDNEY SHOW TO AUSSIE DATES
KISSONLINE.com
Due to strong ticket sales, a second KISS Sydney show is being added to the KISS MONSTER Australian Tour! The new show will take place on March 10th.

General public ticket for this show will go on sale this Monday, December 3rd.

KISS MONSTER AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2013:

Feb 28th – Perth - Perth Arena
March 3rd – Adelaide - Clipsal 500 V8 Supercar
March 5th – Melbourne - Etihad Stadium
March 6th – Melbourne - Etihad Stadium
March 9th – Sydney - All Phones Arena
March 10th - Sydney - All Phones Arena
March 12th – Brisbane - Brisbane Entertainment Centre
March 16th – Mackay- Virgin Australia Stadium

For additional information on KISS' Australian MONSTER Tour, visit www.themonstertour.com.
Nov 27 2012
PAUL STANLEY ON "SIXX SENSE" WEDNESDAY
KISSONLINE.com
ROCK ICON & KISS FOUNDER PAUL STANLEY TO APPEAR ON THE "SIXX SENSE" WITH NIKKI SIXX WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

Paul Stanley, the iconic founder and frontman for KISS, will make an in-studio appearance on The “Sixx Sense” with Nikki Sixx this Wednesday, November 28. The legendary singer will join his co-host from the recently completed and phenomenally successful 'The Tour' with KISS & Motley Crue, to discuss the great success of the Paul Stanley-produced album MONSTER.

For further information on The “Sixx Sense” or listening times in your area, please go to www.sixxsense.com.
Nov 27 2012
HELLO KITTY ROCKS FABRIC STORE
If you had asked me 5 years ago if Hello Kitty was going to join forces with Kiss I’m sure my answer would have been no, but obviously I was way off base.

Here is what I saw on the cutting table yesterday…

I have to say I love this! We just received this darling line of Hello Kitty from David Textiles. The cotton prints are crisp and the two fleece panels makes great blankets. One of our buyer made up the fleece panels. While the lighting in the store isn’t great, these panels are.

Aren’t these fun? You might think only little girls love Hello Kitty, but not so. My teen daughter and all her friends are into Hello Kitty. I think Hello Kitty is retro. Honestly I’m not really sure, but I know we can’t keep it on the shelf. I have a feeling these prints are going to fly out of the store just as the others have.

Click here to see all the prints.
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