News - 2013 : March

Mar 11 2013
BLOWN AWAY BY IN MELBOURNE!
Excerpted from a review by Kiel Egging

Photos by Anwar Rizk

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Despite having ticked off a good chunk of iconic bands on my ‘see before I die list’, until last Wednesday I was yet to have a night of grandiose partying with the genre’s most famous face-painted rockers.

And although I wasn’t too familiar with their back catalogue, when the opportunity came to see KISS, I felt compelled to go along and see what the fuss was all about. And damn, did I receive an education…

KISS descended down from the top of the arena on two different platforms with a shower of fireworks behind them, starting opener Detroit Rock City mid-air. It kicked off an old-school rock extravaganza with all the bells and whistles.

Whether it was fireworks or flames during nearly every song, gigantic flashing signs and bright lights, the countless rock star poses (Gene Simmons never gets sick of wagging his tongue or spitting fire) or rockin’ out on elevated platforms at all sorts of angles, I was literally blown away by the grandiose nature of the show. Sure, KISS fans have probably seen it all before, but for someone who hadn’t seen them live until tonight, I found it incredibly impressive.

The interacting-with-the-crowd-at-the-back quota was also fulfilled in a mega way, with frontman Paul Stanley clipping himself onto a flying fox and performing Love Gun on a revolving stage high above the sound desk at the back of the General Admission area. This was followed up by a gigantic white confetti shower during timeless hit Rock and Roll All Nite – and a casual ride on some sweeping platforms above the crowd.
Mar 11 2013
"LICK IT UP" FROM SYDNEY
YOUTUBE.com
Here's KISS performing "Lick It Up" at Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia.

Mar 10 2013
"BLACK DIAMOND" FROM SYDNEY
KISSONLINE.com
Here's KISS performing "Black Diamond" in Allphone Arena - Sydney, Australia on March 9,2013.

Filmed by Keith Leroux for KISSONLINE.com

Mar 10 2013
He rose to fame in the '70s as the blood-spurting, fire-breathing bass player from fantasy-rock visionaries Kiss. Along the way to selling an estimated 100million albums with the band, Gene Simmons has become an astute businessman, author and reality-television star. He reportedly renounced his renowned groupie-hunting ways after marrying his long-time partner, Shannon Tweed, in 2011. He has long dismissed flak for continuing to tour with a band that held its ''farewell tour'' more than a decade ago, pointing to the continued enthusiasm of the band's fans. Two of its original members have since been replaced by others using the same make-up. In October, Kiss released its 20th studio album, Monster. The band marks its 40th anniversary this year.

I'm listening to …

The Black Keys. A good kick in the pants for all of us to get back to basics. Meat and potatoes.

The last film I saw was …

Django Unchained - a tour de force. Edgy. Violent. Funny. Pure Tarantino.

Mar 09 2013
AND THE SYDNEY ARMY!
KISSONLINE.com
Here's KISS and the Sydney KISS Army last night at the SOLD OUT Allphones Arena.
Mar 09 2013
"DEUCE" FROM MELBOURNE
KISSONLINE.com
Here's KISS performing "Deuce" in Melbourne during their Monster Tour 2013.

Filmed by Keith Leroux for KISSONLINE.

Mar 09 2013
Tickets almost gone for huge KISS concert in Mackay

By Shakira Sellen

Gene Simmons' face will be seen 25 times bigger when it's displayed on a screen at what is looking to be Mackay's biggest concert.

Kiss will perform at Virgin Australia Stadium next Saturday and only a few hundred tickets were left, MECC manager Mark Fawcett said.

"When people drive down Juliet St they'll see a huge LED screen," Mr Fawcett said.

"The stage just arrived from Sydney and that is the first delivery of the convoy of 18 trucks involved.

"Logistically this is huge. We've got 100 personnel to look after production."
Mar 08 2013
PAUL OFFERS FANS CHANCE TO BUY STAGE-USED GEAR
By Michael Sin
Reuters

Die-hard KISS fans looking for the ultimate in concert memorabilia from the group's current Australian tour need search no more. Why not acquire a guitar smashed onstage "in your honor" by guitarist Paul Stanley -- for a mere $5,500?

Stanley, also a singer in the U.S. hard rock group known for its garish makeup, will also be selling the microphone he sings into for $3,000, along with special microphone and guitar combination packages, his website said.

If you purchase a KISS guitar during the Australian tour, currently underway until March 16, you also get to meet Stanley before the concert and view your yet undamaged guitar, which will be smashed that night in your honor, according to Stanley's website.

Not included in the price is your concert ticket.

"What a fantastic feeling I got seeing Paul Stanley smashing 'my' guitar at the end of an unbelievable show," gushed one fan on the website after buying a guitar during an earlier British tour.
Mar 08 2013
"DETROIT ROCK CITY" FROM MELBOURNE
KISSONLINE.com
Here's KISS performing "Detroit Rock City" at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne during their Australian Monster Tour 2013.

Filmed by Keith Leroux for KISSONLINE.

Mar 08 2013
LIVE PHOTOS FROM THE FOOTY SHOW
KISSONLINE.com
Here are a few photos from KISS' appearance on 'The Footy' Show yesterday.


Photos by Dean Snowden for KISSONLINE.

Mar 08 2013
SERIES 4 ACTION FIGURES: MONSTER
KISS Series 4 Action Figures: Set of 8 Standard Figures (8 & 12" Figures)

Complete Set of All 12 KISS Series 4 Action Figures Including Variants. Each 12" variant is limited to 500 pieces worldwide, and 8" variants are limited to 1000 pieces!

The tongue-thrusting vampire bassist known as "The Demon" is highly detailed and features 16 points of articulation. The Demon's face paint and stage outfit were derived from KISS's album entitled "Monster" that was released on October 9th, 2012. His highly detailed legendary style comes complete with bat wings and rubberized armor/boots. Each piece of armor has multiple bones sticking out of its plates!

Variant edition has blood splattered all over his face!

The glittering guitarist and lead vocalist known as "The Starchild" is highly detailed and features 16 points of articulation. The Starchild's face paint and stage outfit were derived from KISS's album entitled "Monster" that was released on October 9th, 2012. His star-studded style comes complete with a black and silver vest and black pants with real metal chains!

Variant edition includes a black and green feather vest outfit!

The "Out of This World" guitarist known as "The Spaceman" is highly detailed and features 16 points of articulation. The Spaceman's face paint and stage outfit were derived from KISS's album entitled "Monster" that was released on October 9th, 2012. His futuristic style comes complete with a studded shirt and silver vest, as well as his atmospheric platform shoes!

This lion-maned drummer known as "The Catman" is highly detailed and features 16 points of articulation. The Catman's face paint and stage outfit were derived from KISS's album entitled "Monster" that was released on October 9th, 2012. His feline style comes complete with a black and silver vest (with spider web design on the back), and black pants with snake design!

Clamshell packaging allows you to open the packaging to see the figure. Each 8 inch figure comes with a commemorative "Monster" mini 2 X 2 inch album cover, while each 12 inch figure comes with a mini concert t-shirt!

IF YOU PRE-ORDER THIS BEFORE APRIL 30TH, 2013 (OR UNTIL SUPPLIES LAST) YOU WILL GET A FREE 8" AND 12" HOTTER THAN HELL DEMON BLOODY VARIANT!


Pre-Order for Early April! If you order this along with other in stock items your entire order will be held until this is available!

Mar 08 2013
JOIN PAUL AND GENE AT ROCK AND BREWS
KISSONLINE.com
Want to Rock & Roll All Weekend in Cabo with Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS.

They are rolling South of the Border to open their Rock & Brews™ restaurant in San Jose del Cabo March 22 and 23. Fans are invited to join the celebration at the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort, Los Cabos, the rockin’ AAA Four-Diamond host resort for the event, which is offering a KISS Army Rock & Brews weekend package to welcome them.

The KISS Army Rock & Brews package includes a two-night stay in a deluxe room with a Jacuzzi and private terrace (double occupancy) March 22 and 23, two tickets to the invitation-only Rock & Brews grand opening on March 22, a private seaside reception and photo opportunity with Gene and Paul at the resort’s Five Star Diamond De Cortez restaurant prior to the opening event, a breakfast buffet for two at the resort’s Tomatoes restaurant, and a Rock & Brews t-shirt for $749 (including tax, based on availability). The rate code is KISARRB. For more information, or to make reservations, please visit
www.sheratonloscabos.com
, or call (011) 52-624-145-8000.

The new Rock & Brews Los Cabos features a unique concert themed-atmosphere, complete with giant murals of classic rock artists, album and tour art. Guests can take advantage of the al fresco dining offered, or enjoy sitting indoors in an authentically themed backstage concert site. The restaurant features a full bar and the largest selection of craft beers in Los Cabos. It is set to be a main late-night attraction for locals and tourists alike, as after the dinner rush, a DJ will be spinning tunes nightly.
Mar 07 2013
ON THE FOOTY SHOW
YOUTUBE.com
Here's KISS performing "Rock and Roll All Nite" on the Footy Show last night.

Mar 07 2013
ROSS HALFIN'S AUSTRALIAN PHOTOS
Check out these great behind-the-scenes photos taken by legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin this week in Melbourne, Australia.

CLICK here to visit Ross's website.
Mar 07 2013
STOCKHOLM CONCERT COMMERCIAL
KISSONLINE.com
Here's a TV commercial for KISS' June 1st show at Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

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