News - 2013 : July

Jul 31 2013
PHOTO: PAUL STANLEY AT HARBOUR STATION
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Here's Paul just before he smashed his guitar at Harbour Station in Saint John last night.

Thanks to Allan Zilkowsky for sharing his photo with KISSONLINE.
Jul 31 2013
PHOTO: GENE SIMMONS AT HARBOUR STATION
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Here's Gene Simmons at Harbour Station in Saint John last night.

Thanks to Allan Zilkowsky for sharing his photo with KISSONLINE.
Jul 31 2013
PHOTO: AT HARBOUR STATION IN SAINT JOHN
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Check out Allan Zilkowsky's awesome photo of KISS from tonight's show at Harbour Station in Saint John.
Jul 31 2013
PHOTO: ROCKING SAINT JOHN
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Here's KISS at Harbour Station in Saint John tonight.



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Jul 31 2013
PHOTO: ERIC SINGER IN SAINT JOHN
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Here's Eric Singer at Harbour Station in Saint John tonight.



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Jul 31 2013
PHOTO: TOMMY THAYER IN SAINT JOHN
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Here's Tommy Thayer at Harbour Station in Saint John tonight.



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Jul 31 2013
PHOTO: TOMMY THAYER & PAUL STANLEY IN ST. JOHN
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Jul 31 2013
By Clark Jang for Metro News

Mark Wheatley couldn’t wait for KISS to come to Halifax.

He had to drive a province over – to Saint John, N.B. – to catch the face-painted quartet of Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer in concert the day before Thursday’s show at the Metro Centre.

“In a perfect world they’d be playing a couple of nights here,” said Wheatley, who’ll be dressing up in his KISS costume in anticipation of both shows, complete with black and white face paint.

The 44 year-old has been obsessed with the band since the tender age of seven. He’s seen them perform a dozen times, accrued more than $30,000 worth of KISS memorabilia and even embodies the persona of Catman for the Atlantic Canadian KISS tribute band, Dressed 2 Kill.
Jul 31 2013
By STEPHEN COOKE Arts Reporter
Photo by Terry Wilson for KISSONLINE

Arts reporter Stephen Cooke was only nine when Destroyer came out. Now, he charts the changes and looks ahead to the next show.

In my days as a young private in the Kiss Army, my favourite commanding officer had to be Ace Frehley, the mysterious Space Ace guitarist of the greasepaint-covered rock act.

For one thing, there was this childhood obsession with astronauts. For another, his image was less likely to cause nightmares compared to demonic, blood-spitting bandmate Gene Simmons. (Cut me some slack, I was nine when Destroyer came out.)

Plus there were some great songs credited to the silver lame-clad rock alien, like Shock Me, Rocket Ride and, the only hit from those ill-fated 1978 Kiss solo albums, New York Groove.

Cut to 30 years after Frehley’s initial departure from the band and Kiss remains a worldwide phenomenon.

Taking its theme park approach to rock ’n’ roll around the globe and bringing its new high-tech Spider stage to the Halifax Metro Centre on Thursday night, Simmons and the band’s Starchild, singer-guitarist Paul Stanley, remain the only constants since they first put on the makeup four decades ago.

There’s still a Spaceman in the band, though, with guitarist Tommy Thayer wearing the shiny moonboots since becoming a full-time member in 2002.

Jul 31 2013
By Kieron Yates

KISS – Bell Centre – Montreal – Photo: Andrej Ivanov

Who: KISS
From: New York City
Where: Bell Center, Montreal, QC
When: Monday, July 29th 2013

TOTAL SCORE: 10/10

Style: Rock N’ Roll

Crowd: The streets of Montreal were alive with fans of all ages. From the motley looking usual suspects that you’d expect to find at a rock show, to people that appeared to have just arrived from law offices and operating theaters, many with young children by their sides. Few bands gather a crowd as diverse as KISS does. Many of them had their faces painted courtesy of CHOM 97.7 FM’s tent, situated just in front of the ticket office on Avenue Des Canadiens de Montreal, while others lined up to pledge allegiance to the KISS army.

Memorable Song: I got a kick out of “Black Diamond” for the sheer amusement of seeing purple lights reflecting onto the crowd from a giant disco ball. It made me think of the Kiss-backed movie, “Detroit Rock City”, where they clearly mock disco music. At this point, Stanley informed the crowd that “This is usually the end of the show but what do you say we keep on going?”. As if anybody was going to refuse such an offer. Speaking of “Detroit Rock City”, it was the next song to be performed and was the beginning to a raucous end of their set. During the track, a video of what I believe was meant to be an old Dodge Challenger soaring around the now-abandoned streets of Detroit was displayed on the massive screen behind the band. The audience responded by jumping to their feet and clapping in unison, with hands held high above their heads.
Jul 31 2013
"BLACK DIAMOND" FROM TORONTO SHOW
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Here's a video clip of KISS performing "Black Diamond" in Toronto, Ontario.




Filmed by Russ Dannecker for KISSONLINE.
Jul 31 2013
GREATEST NIGHT OF MY LIFE!
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One of my dreams finally came true this past Saturday at the KISS concert in London Ontario. I was able to go backstage right before KISS hit the stage! All four members walked out and the excitement came over me as they stood there right before my eyes ready to take the stage. Just when things couldn't get any better, it did. My idol Eric Singer came over to me to sign the portrait tattoo I had got of him on my arm which I had tattooed in the very next day! It was the greatest night of my life and they put on one hell of a show!! Thank you so much Keith Leroux for making that possible for me and thank you Eric for signing my arm!!

Derek Heighton

LETTERS

Jul 30 2013
TO ROCK AMWAY CENTER IN ORLANDO!
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KISS will bring their massive new stage to the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on August 16th, 2013!!!

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets now at www.Ticketmaster.com.



Photo by Terry Wilson for KISSONLINE.
Jul 30 2013
ARMY MONTREAL, YOU LOOK GREAT!
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Check out these great photos of KISS Army Montreal! They were taken by our friend Pasquale Vari outside the Bell Centre last night.

Thanks Pasquale!
Jul 30 2013
"GOD OF THUNDER" FROM TORONTO SHOW
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Here's a video clip of KISS performing "God Of Thunder" in Toronto, Ontario.



Filmed by Russ Dannecker for KISSONLINE.

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