News - 2013 : August

Aug 31 2013
TOMMY THAYER FEATURED GUEST AT NJ FAN EXPO
The New Jersey KISS Fan Expo is proud to announce KISS lead guitarist Tommy Thayer as our featured guest for 2013! We return this year to the NJ Convention and Exposition Center for our largest show yet!

KISSONLINE will be at the Expo with exclusive KISS merchandise.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

NJ Convention and Exposition Center, at the Raritan Center
97 Sunfield Ave, Edison NJ 08837

For tickets and all other info, visit www.njkissexpo.com

This event is run by the fans, for the fans.
Aug 31 2013
CALGARY MEET & GREET AND VIP PACKAGES
KISSONLINE.com
KISS MEET & GREET AND VIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR CALGARY SHOW

Friday, Nov 8 2013 7:30 PM
Scotiabank Saddledome
Calgary, Alberta - Canada

Ultimate Meet & Greet Package

One reserved ticket within the first 5 rows
Meet & Greet with KISS
Access to KISS's intimate acoustic set
Autograph session with KISS
Personal photograph with KISS
Specially designed KISS t-shirt
Specially designed KISS tote bag
Set of official KISS guitar picks
Official Ultimate Meet & Greet laminate
Commemorative VIP ticket



VIP Tour Package

One reserved ticket within rows 6-10
Specially designed KISS t-shirt
Specially designed KISS tote bag
Set of official KISS guitar picks
Official VIP laminate
Commemorative VIP ticket

CLICK HERE to purchase KISS Calgary pacakges
Aug 31 2013
SLOT MACHINES ROCK VEGAS!
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
I was in Vegas for the annual RollerCon recently and was ecstatic to stumble across the KISS Slots at The Circus Casino. The machines are a Rockin' tribute to the spirit of KISS with audio prompts spoken by Paul and Gene along with anthem KISS tunes and stunning visuals.

Very Kool indeed!
Phil

LETTERS
Aug 30 2013
KISSONLINE.com
Brian and Nick designed one of the three winning KISS t-shirts in the recent KISS Bandjob design contest!

Brian graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with an illustration major in visual communication. When outside of the office, he enjoys traveling with his wife, Missy, and three sons, Trent, Alec and Nick. He also enjoys collecting guitars and KISS memorabilia.

Nick is in 7th grade and enjoys video games, hanging out with his friends, traveling with his family (especially when he can bring the family dog, Joey!) and playing football. His favorite KISS song is Firehouse.

Nick has expressed a desire to learn about illustration and design and he says he wants to be an artist like dad one day. One of the things I've always believed important as a commercial artist is to be diverse. So for this contest, Nick learned about cartooning, traditional illustration, 3D modeling as well as design.

ABOUT OUR KISS DESIGN:

I think the inspiration for our KISS designs was in three parts:

• First, work together on an incredibly cool project with my youngest son, Nicholas.
• Second, create a KISS shirt that's totally different from any I've ever seen.
• Third, dream about the chance to meet KISS with my son, Nick! : )

I've always thought a KISS cartoon would be a great concept. That was our springboard. What would it look like if Disney or Warner Brothers created an animated version of KISS? With that school of thought, I drew a tight pencil sketch inspired by the animation kings, as well as the 1976 KISS promo video of Love 'Em and Leave 'Em. Nick then traced my art using the Wacom pen tablet and bezier curves. After that was complete, he learned how to composite the full illustration in Photoshop.
Aug 30 2013
COLLECTOR IN SWEDISH ROCK MAGAZINE
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
My name is Alexander Johansson and I'm a KISS collector from Sweden. In 2005, I started to show my collection to the public, KISS The Exhibition was born. Since then I have organized about 20 Exhibitions all over Sweden. Here I am in the latest issue of the Swedish music magazine called 'Rock n roll Magazine!'

All the best!
Aug 30 2013
MIKE MCCREADY COVERS "C'MON AND LOVE ME!"
KISSONLINE.com
Hi KISS,

Not sure if you guys have seen this yet..but here's a cool clip of Pearl Jam's Mike McReady performing the KISS classic "C'mon And Love Me!"

KISS really is Everywhere!

Rock on!
Dave McMillian

LETTERS

Aug 29 2013
TOMMY THAYER HELPS SUPPORT STUDENT-ATHLETES
Pacific University hosts successful evening of music and fun in support of student-athletes.

A celebrity lineup turned out in Portland on Sunday night to support Pacific University student-athletes.

Pacific University Legends, hosted by Beaverton native Tommy Thayer — guitarist for the legendary rock band KISS — was an evening of fabulous food, rollicking fun and a rocking concert.

The light drizzle that started the day came to a stop in plenty of time for guests to enjoy the elegance of Waverley Country Club, on the banks of the Willamette River, where they enjoyed a gourmet meal, sponsored by Pac/West.

Guests enthusiastically raised their paddles throughout the evening’s auction, making it the most successful Legends auctions ever. Bidders took home everything from a unique guitar signed by the members of KISS to vacation packages for Bali, Costa Rica and South Africa.

Proceeds of the auction and matching gift will help build a roof over the seating area in Lincoln Park Stadium, where the Pacific University Boxers compete in football, soccer, lacrosse, and track and field.

At the end of the night, Thayer took to the stage, in a concert sponsored by Lease Crutcher Lewis. He was joined by such musical greats as Bill Champlin, former singer and keyboardist for Chicago; Danny Seraphine, original drummer of Chicago; Bobby Kimball, former lead singer of Toto; and Patrick Lamb, Oregon’s own jazz phenom.

CLICK HERE to view photos from the event

Pacific University Legends Thank You from Pacific University on Vimeo.


Aug 29 2013
SOLO PAPERBACK IN STORES NOW
KISSONLINE.com
Four tales featuring the individual fantasy personae of KISS on solo adventures are collected in this trade paperback.

The Four-Who-Are-One go it alone! The Demon, Starchild, Celestial, and Catman each get the spotlight shined on them in four individual tales by writers Chris Ryall and Tom Waltz, who are joined by artists Angel Medina, Tone Rodriguez, and Alan Robinson.

The KISS SOLO paperback is in stores everywhere now!
Aug 29 2013
LATEST MAGAZINE COVER: CLASSIC ROCK ITALY
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Here's KISS on the cover of the Italian edition of the latest Classic Rock magazine!

Best,
Michele

LETTERS
Aug 29 2013
SIGHTING: HARD ROCK HOTEL CHICAGO
TWITTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Our 7yr old daughter Tennessee was SO happy to see KISS at Hard Rock Hotel Chicago! True fan!

Guenievre Milliner ‏
Aug 29 2013
PHOTOS: GENE SIMMONS' COLLECTION
KISSONLINE.com
Here is just a small sampling of Gene Simmons' massive personal KISS collection!
Aug 28 2013
INTERVIEW WITH PAUL STANLEY

CLICK HERE to listen to Paul's interview with Only A Game.

Last weekend the Arizona Rattlers topped the Philadelphia Soul to win ArenaBowl XXVI. But that’s not the biggest news coming out of the Arena Football League. As we mentioned last week, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the rock band KISS are bringing an expansion team to Los Angeles, aptly named the LA KISS.

Paul Stanley provided Karen Given with the scoop.

KG: Why did you want to own an AFL franchise?

PS: Why not? That would be the simple answer. But truly, I reflect on my career and what I’ve done over the last 40 years and who would have thought that something that I dreamed and we all dreamed as kids would turn into something so much more than a rock band? It really has turned into a lifestyle and a way of life. But on top of it, people should get their money’s worth. You know, bang for your buck, I’ve always believed. And having come from audiences where I was certainly one of the dissatisfied people who would see a band on stage and go, “You know, they think they’re doing me a favor, and I paid for a ticket.”

Here we are in Los Angeles without a football team. Anaheim is the second largest media market outlet, and the Honda Center is a place that we’ve played. We know it well, so why not? AFL is something that’s unique even within football. It’s interesting that some people seem to think of it as the second-stringers, but let’s be very clear: a diamond is a diamond. When you’re talking about the upper one percent of, you know, available players, that’s not too shabby. It’s just very intriguing. These guys are incredible athletes, and I don’t think of it as Arena Football, I think of it as “Adrenaline Football.”
Aug 28 2013
PHOTO: PAUL STANLEY AND MAGIC JOHNSON
KISSONLINE.com
Here's Paul Stanley with NBA great Magic Johnson at Dodger Stadium on Sunday.
Aug 28 2013
SIGHTING: BELGIAN AD FOR JOE FM RADIO
KISSONLINE
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Check out the KISS sighting in this Belgian commercial for JOE FM radio. The clip is promoting the station's upcoming countdown of the top 2000 greatest hits as voted by their listeners.

Thanks to Roger Meesters for sharing the clip with KISSONLINE!

Aug 28 2013
GENE SIMMONS INTERVIEW WITH NFL AM
KISS' Gene Simmons joins "NFL AM" to talk about his new arena football team, the L.A. KISS.

CLICK HERE to listen to Gene's interview with NFL AM
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