News - 2013 : July

Jul 03 2013
VANCOUVER ARMY DEPOT STORE IS NOW OPEN!
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Location: KISS ARMY DEPOT Pop-up Store (@Tome Lee Music – 929 Granville Street, Vancouver)

The first KISS Army Depot store is now open in Vancouver @ Tom Lee Music - 929 Granville Street. This location will remain open until July 7th.

KISS ARMY DEPOT Pop-Up Store offers an array of KISS merchandise and music, including exclusive product only available in the Pop-Up Store. A portion of the proceeds from each of the Pop-Up stores will be donated to local charities. In Vancouver, the participating local charity is “Sophie’s Place.”

Store Hours

June 28 Friday - 4pm to 8pm
Mon to Fri - noon to 8pm
Sat - 10am to 6pm
Sun - 10am to 6pm
July 1st - noon to 4pm
Jul 03 2013
ROCK & BREWS KEEPS ON GROWING!
Simmons & Stanley Launched Rock Star Worthy Brunch

By Karen Ostlund

Rock & Brews PCH in Redondo Beach launched last Friday a brunch menu and announced that they are now open at 11:30 a.m. daily, with plenty of open air dining.

Rock & Brews was co-founded by restaurateur Michael Zislis and concert industry veterans Dave and Dell Furano along with rock icons Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the rock group KISS.

The first Rock & Brews opened with great success and has become a popular hangout near LAX in the beach community of El Segundo, California in April of 2012.

Restaurateur Michael Zislis told guests he was ready to go to Hawaii on vacation with family after last Friday’s brunch launch. He continued;

“There will be a total of seven restaurants opened by the end of the year including Rock & Brews Los Cabos, which opened in March 2013; Rock & Brews PCH (on Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach) opened in May 2013; Rock & Brews LAX (in the Delta Airlines Terminal) and Rock & Brews Maui, which is to open this September. Rock & Brews Agoura Hills, CA and Rock & Brews Prairiefire, in Kansas City, MO are also planned to open later this year”.

Signature items on the the menu include the Fireball Burger, Rockin Hot Chicken Wings and rock & roll-inspired dishes such as the “Strawberry Fields” Salad, “Slowhand” Pulled Pork Sandwich, and “Margheritaville & Bill Graham BBQ Chicken Pizza along with 61 craft beers on tap with full bar.

“Since our opening in May for dinner, Rock & Brews PCH has been embraced by the community, welcoming capacity crowds including families, parties, couples, individuals and groups of all kinds.” said Rock & Brews PCH local partner Jon Mesko.

Rock & Brews PCH is located at 6300 Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

www.rockandbrews.com/pch
Jul 03 2013
MY NEW TATTOO
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Hi KISS!

This is my new KISS tattoo. It is my 8th KISS tattoo! I would like to know, do you love it and does anybody else has more KISS tattoos?

Boban Lukic from Serbia

LETTERS
Jul 02 2013
BEDSPREADS IN MEXICO BY INTIMA MFG
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Check out these great KISS HELLO KITTY Bedspreads spotted in Mexico.

Jul 02 2013
SIGHTING: FAMILY GUY AT KMART
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Dear KISS,

Today, as I was walking through K Mart, I ran into these cool boxers which feature the characters from Family Guy wearing KISS face paint! On the front, it has Peter Griffin in the Demon face paint, and Stewie Griffin in the Starchild's face paint. And on the back it has Brian the dog in the Spaceman face paint, and Louis Griffin in the Catman face paint. I couldn't help but buy a pair myself

Sincerely,
Nick DeCastro

LETTERS
Jul 02 2013
LATEST MAGAZINE COVER: BURRN!
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Here's Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley on the cover of the upcoming issue of the Japanese magazine 'Burrn!.'
Jul 02 2013
EARLY DAYS IN THE LOFT
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The time – 1973. The two guys in the photo – Gene Simmons and Peter Criss, at our roach infested loft on 10 E. 23rd St., in New York City.
We were a trio at this point. We had yet to find a lead guitar player.
Early days. Big dreams.
Jul 02 2013
by Matthew Wilkening

‘Love Gun,’ the sixth studio album from Kiss, and the clear pinnacle of the band’s first golden era, was released 36 years ago this week.

The album’s release marked a pair of turning points for the band. It was the last record to feature their original lineup — Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley — performing together on every song.

(In 1998, the foursome released a reunion album entitled ‘Psycho Circus,’ but it is widely reported that outside musicians joined Stanley and Simmons for much of that project.)

‘Love Gun’ was also released at the high-point of the band’s commercial success. Kiss were without question the hottest band in the land at the time, with arena shows selling out across the country and mountains of records and merchandise flying off store shelves.

Seeing as how ‘Love Gun’ was their fifth studio LP in just three years — not to mention the near-constant touring the group had been doing since 1973 — it’s hard to say they didn’t work hard to earn that position.

By 1977, they were ready to reap the rewards. As Stanley explains in the band’s official biography ‘Behind the Mask,’ “I had fun making ‘Love Gun’ because I was feeling my oats. I had a very clear vision of what I wanted to do and in some ways what Kiss was going to do… I’d give that four and a half, five stars. I’m proud of the record.”
Jul 02 2013
NAILS TAKE FIRST PRIZE IN GERMANY!
KISSONLINE
Mary Sosnitza-Friedeheim took first place with her KISS nails artwork design in Germany. Thanks to Marc Engel for sending us the image!

https://www.facebook.com/mary.sosnitzafriedeheim?fref=ts
Jul 02 2013
SIGHTING: DEMON SAND SCULPTURE IN BELGIUM
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Hi,

Here's a picture of Gene at the sand sculpture festival in Blankenberge, Belgium. So... a Gene made of sand!

Greetz,
Kenneth, Belgium

LETTERS
Jul 01 2013
MONSTER 2013 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:

July 5 - Victoria, BC
July 6 - Vancouver, BC
July 8 - Kelowna, BC
July 10 - Lethbridge, AB
July 12 - Edmonton, AB
July 13 - Calgary, AB
July 14 - Saskatoon, SK
July 16 - Regina, SK
July 17 - Brandon, MB
July 18 - Winnipeg, MB
July 20 - Cadott, Wisconsin
July 23 - Sudbury, ON
July 25 - Ottawa, ON
July 26 - Toronto, ON
July 27 - London, ON
July 29 - Montreal, QC
July 31 - Saint John, NB
Aug 1 - Halifax, NS
Aug 3 - St. John's, NFLD
Aug 4 - St. John's, NFLD
August 7 - Gilford, New Hampshire
August 9 - Verona, New York
August 10 - Uncasville, Connecticut
August 12 - Portsmouth. Virginia
August 13 - Simpsonville, South Carolina
Aug 16 - Orlando, Florida
Aug 17 - Hollywood, Florida

http://www.kissonline.com/tour
Jul 01 2013
SIGHTING: HELLO KITTY IN TOKYO
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Spotted this in a Hello Kitty shop in the Shibuya area of Tokyo, Japan just a couple of weeks ago.

Tom Mitchell
Jul 01 2013
SCENES FROM THE MILAN MEET & GREET
KISSONLINE.com
Photos by Keith Leroux for KISSONLINE.
Jul 01 2013
SOLO COMICS TRADE PAPER BACK
KISSONLINE
Here's the front and back covers of the upcoming KISS SOLO Comics trade paper back book.
Jul 01 2013
AVERY ROCKS WITH DRESSED TO KILL!
KISSONLINE.com
Here's Avery Molek (6 year old drummer) performing "God Of Thunder" with Dressed to Kill!

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