News - 2013 : September

Sep 23 2013
GeneSimmons.com
‘GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS’ JOINS AXS TV’S THURSDAY PRIMETIME LINEUP ON OCTOBER 3 WITH BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES STARTING AT 8 PM ET | 5 PM PT

Network Programs an All-Day Season 1 Marathon on Saturday, October 5

AXS TV has licensed all seven seasons, 168 episodes of the international hit reality series GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS which explores the life of tongue-wagging KISS front man Gene Simmons, his longtime girlfriend (and now wife) former Playboy Playmate of the Year, Shannon Tweed, their children Nick and Sophie and rescue dog, Snippy. GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS debuts on Thursday, October 3 with back-to-back episodes beginning at 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT. The network will then air a marathon on Saturday, October 5, including all 13 episodes of Season 1 from 3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET | 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT. The show will regularly air every Thursday night with back-to-back episodes starting at 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT.
Sep 23 2013
LATEST TATTOOS
KISSONLINE.com
Check out these great KISS tattoos!

Please keep sending us your tattoo photos...the band loves seeing them.

CLICK HERE to send photos, letters and stories to KOL.
Sep 22 2013
LATEST PRESS: TOMMY STORY IN YOUNG GUITAR
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Tommy Thayer is featured in the latest issue of the Japanese magazine, Young Guitar.

Thanks to Nao kiss for sharing the image!
Sep 22 2013
THAYER & SINGER ROCK FOR ST. JUDE HOSPITAL
YOUTUBE.com
Check out Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer rocking along with Sebastian Bach at the Medlock/Krieger All Star Jam benefit for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.





Sep 22 2013
SIGHTING: TAMPA BAY RAYS GAME
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Rays: Wright rocks a KISS costume

The Tampa bay Rays donned rally caps in the dugout in extra innings during Friday night's game. And when that didn't work, they started donning whatever they had on hand. Here, reliever Jamey Wright wears a Gene Simmons KISS mask as he celebrates with teammates on the field after winning 5-4 in the 18th inning.
Sep 22 2013
LIMITED CABINS REMAIN FOR KRUISE III
The KISS Kruise III

KISS and Sixthman together can’t be stopped. The inaugural KISS Kruise voyage united the KISS Navy to sail across the open seas. The second adventure proved the strength of the KISS Navy once again, who rocked the boat with such intensity that the sea begged for mercy! It’s time to reunite the KISS Navy for The KISS Kruise III, as we navigate towards the shores of adventure!

This kruise is so hot, it’s even Hot in the Shade! KISS Navy owns Halloween, and this year it’s no different. The Norwegian Pearl is set to host the best Hallows’ Eve celebration in the world. We’re sailing from October 28th – November 1st, so grab your face paint, your krazy costumes, your sunscreen and join us on board where we rock n roll all night and party everyday!

http://www.thekisskruise.com/event/
Sep 21 2013
ROCKS ILLAWARRA RELAY FOR LIFE
By Lisa Wachsmuth

Photo by: Robert Peet

The trademark make-up of KISS gave a tight-knit Wollongong family good protection against the sun which beamed down on all participants at the Illawarra Relay for Life on Saturday.

It was a welcome change for the family who battled windy conditions at the same event last year, and non-stop showers the previous year when they took part for the first time.
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Siblings Lisa Ware, Steven Kearns and Sandra Barratt, along with their partners and children, joined the event to remember the family members they have lost.

‘‘Over the last few years we’ve lost a few family members to cancer and last year my sister-in-law and brother-in-law were both diagnosed with cancer,’’ Mrs Ware said.

‘‘Sadly my brother-in-law died at Christmas-time while my sister-in-law is in remission. It’s been a horrific year, and it has given this year’s Relay that much more meaning.’’

Mrs Barratt and husband Mark said the atmosphere at the event at Beaton Park on the weekend was amazing.

‘‘It’s for such a great cause and the fact that you can help cancer survivors celebrate is such a fantastic thing,’’ Mr Barratt said.
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‘‘The feeling here is just tremendous - you get such a lift from the people around you - that’s what makes it so special.

‘‘It’s a chance to remember those who are gone, and also to celebrate that life goes on.’’
Sep 21 2013
TALKS ABOUT THE EARLY DAYS WITH VH1
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Sep 20 2013
KISSONLINE.com
LA KISS Hire Former LA Dodgers Executive Schuyler Hoversten as Inaugural President

LA KISS co-owners Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Doc McGhee and Brett Bouchy announced they have hired sports and entertainment veteran Schuyler Hoversten as team President.

Prior to joining the LA KISS, Hoversten oversaw the business development for the Los Angeles Dodgers for four years and was tasked with increasing the team's revenue streams. Under Hoversten's leadership, the Dodgers set new revenue records year-over-year in addition to implementing first-ever brand entitlement and activation spaces at Dodger Stadium including the United Club Suites, Lexus Dugout Club and Ketel One Lounge. "Having Schuyler as our team President will be a tremendous value to our front office," stated Brett Bouchy, Co-owner of LA KISS. "Not only does Schuyler have the business savvy and relationships that our brand is looking for, but we also know that he is like-minded with all of the LA KISS leadership in wanting to make the team a huge success in the Arena Football league and beyond."

Prior to his work with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Hoversten served as VP of Business Development for the Colorado Crush Arena League Football Team for four years, overseeing all aspects of the team's business operations including ticketing, sponsorship, game day operations, marketing and promotions.

"I'm thrilled for the opportunity to be a part of bringing professional football back to Los Angeles," commented Schuyler Hoversten, President of LA KISS. "Gene and Paul are tremendous entertainers and savvy businessmen; I'm looking forward to working with them to create the best fan experience in all of sports."
Sep 20 2013
PRE-ORDER NEW DRESSED TO KILL FIGURES NOW
KISSONLINE.com
KISS Action Figures Series Five Dressed to Kill - 8" and 12"

The tongue-thrusting vampire bassist known as "The Demon" is highly detailed and features 16 points of articulation. The Demon's face paint and outfit were derived from KISS's album entitled "Dressed to Kill" that was released on March 19th, 1975. His highly detailed legendary style comes complete with a gray scale pinstripe suit, matching the albums cover. The special limited edition variant comes complete with his beige suit and yellow polkadot tie.

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 outfit were derived from KISS's album entitled "Dressed to Kill" that was released on March 19th, 1975. His star-studded style comes complete with a black and white pinstripe suit!

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 outfit were derived from KISS's album entitled "Dressed to Kill" that was released on March 19th, 1975. His futuristic style comes complete with a grayscale suit, as well as his white dress shoes!

This lion-maned drummer known as "The Catman" is highly detailed and features 16 points of articulation. The Catman's face paint and outfit were derived from KISS's album entitled "Dressed to Kill" that was released on March 19th, 1975. His feline style comes complete with a black suit, and black and white shoes! The special limited edition variant comes complete with a navy blue suit, and yellow under shirt with red tie!

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

CLICK HERE to pre-Order now for December 2013 delivery!
Sep 20 2013
SNEAK PEEK: KIDS COMIC #3 COVERS
KISSONLINE.com
Here's a sneak peek of the three different covers of the upcoming KISS KIDS #3 issue.

Sep 20 2013
DRESSED TO KILL VARIANT FIGURES
KISSONLINE.com
These are the Demon and Catman "color" variant figures. They are also available for pre-order now.
Sep 19 2013
By Ben Smith

When road manager J.R. Smalling introduced KISS as “The hottest band in the land” on their breakthrough double live album Alive!, it wasn’t just hyperbole. There was no one else in the world at that moment delivering a more exciting live concert experience full of great songs, electric performances and groundbreaking theatricality. And while that 1975 album was the band’s watershed release they had already built up a large and fanatical live following from non-stop touring since the release of their self-titled debut album in 1974.

The new book Nothin’ To Lose: The Making of Kiss (1972 – 1975) chronicles the band’s embryonic days as rock n’roll fanatics from New York City’s outer boroughs with a relentless will to succeed. The book is an oral history and includes interviews with the band, their friends, and crew, as well as opening acts and other musicians who were there first hand to witness the group’s hard scrabble ascent to worldwide fame. Co-authors and for nearly 40 years the band’s leading lights, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons sat down to talk about the band’s past and future.

VH1 TUNER: How did this book come about?

Paul Stanley: Ken Sharpe put the book together. He’s a long time fan. We’ve known him since he was literally about 8 years old. He’s an avid fan of the band and an avid fan of rock n’ roll. He’s been conducting and compiling interviews over the years and it seemed a natural thing for us to do at this point. We’ve always told the story from our point of view but it’s really interesting to hear what managers, promoters, roadies, all kinds of people who were there recall because quite honestly there’s things in the book that I don’t remember. I don’t know that they’re true but if they make me look good then they’re true (laughter).

VH1: What was it about those years that you wanted to focus on that you felt was special and was an untold side of the Kiss story?

Gene Simmons: When you’re at the front of a train all you’re seeing is what’s coming at you. We have a very unique advantage because we get that adrenaline rush but you don’t get a chance to figure out what it all means. What the side scenery is like. Do I have my mother’s hips? You know, all that stuff which everyone else in the train gets and then the very last person sees it all go by. So they’re all different perspectives of an interesting, astonishing train ride that we’ve had which is now approaching 40 years and boy, do we look good (laughter).
Sep 19 2013
KISS KRUISE III ACTIVITIES:

BELLY FLOP CONTEST JUDGED BY PAUL STANLEY

Make a splash! The infamous Belly Flop Contest is hosted by Paul Stanley, and guests will be randomly drawn before the kruise- come cheer on your friends and see who can take the most belly pain! Click HERE to sign-up before Monday, September 23.

GENE SIMMONS PICK THROWING CONTEST

Have you been practicing your guitar pick throwing to go up against the best, Gene Simmons himself? Anyone is welcome to participate in the qualifier round, and the top scorers will move on to the elimination round. The top 5 throwers will go head to head with Gene. Learn more online.

HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST JUDGED BY TOMMY THAYER

It's time for the famous KISS Kruise Costume Contest! Tommy Thayer is judging, and all you have to do is put on your wildest, scariest costume and come to the Spinnaker Lounge. You can participate in the following categories: Kids, Scary, Creative, Sexy, or group (3 or more people.)

ERIC SINGER'S DRUM-OFF

What kind of drum skills do you kruisers have? We’ll have a qualifier round where guests have to give us the best 30 seconds they have between those cymbals. Once we gauge interest from YOU, we can better determine if qualifier spots will need to be lotteried or if you can just show up on board at the designated time. Please opt-in HERE before September 23rd.
Sep 19 2013
DEMON BEAN TOSS AT ROCK & BREW CELEBRATION
Thanks to everyone who came out for Rock & Brews El Segundo’s 3rd Annual Craft Beer Festival. Brewery partners, beer lovers, families, kiddos and K-9′s made this year’s event the best yet. Cheers!

The Garden On Main was transformed into a carnival of classic rock-ified leisure games like The Demon bean bag toss!

http://rockandbrews.com/
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