News - 2013 : September

Sep 12 2013
SCENES FROM THE GROVE
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Here are a few photos from tonight's "Nothin' To Lose" book signing at the Grove in Los Angeles.
Sep 12 2013
ARMY AT LOS ANGELES BOOK SIGNING
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Check out the KISS ARMY outside the Grove in Los Angeles tonight!
Sep 12 2013
GENE SIMMONS INTERVIEW WITH SPORTS GRID
Scott Engel Talks To Gene Simmons About The L.A. KISS, Tebow, Having Nothing To Lose

The legendary Gene Simmons is now a pro football mogul. He talks to Scott Engel about the new LA KISS Arena Football team, and the band’s early ties with football as detailed in the new book about KISS, Nothin’ To Lose.

Sep 12 2013
By Daniel D'Addario

KISS — somehow — isn’t done.

The foursome of makeup-loving heavy metal rockers, whose last album, “Monster,” came out last year, have released a book, “Nothin’ to Lose,” on the occasion of their 40th year. Written by music journalist Ken Sharp with band members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, the book chronicles the band’s formation and rise to prominence; what it does not contain at any length is a list of critical hosannas and Grammys the band’s received. Though their fortunes have evolved over time (the band ultimately received a special “Heroes” award from the recording academy), Kiss has always been the bastard child of the recording industry — able to sell out arenas and produce hit records on the strength of a sound and a look (black-and-white face paint, tongues fully extended as often as possible), but far from the sort of acclaim that its contemporaries enjoyed.

Not that the band members are troubled. In separate conversations, Stanley and Simmons — who’s carved out a second career for himself as a reality TV personality on shows including “The Celebrity Apprentice” and “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” — expressed general disregard for the critical establishment and a belief in their continued ability to draw young fans. In particular, Simmons sees some of a new, rebel spirit in Miley Cyrus, the star best known for sticking out her tongue at the current moment. “Self-empowerment,” he says. “Fashion be damned, just wear what you want.”

Tell me a little bit about what it means to you to “sell out.” Kiss — and Simmons in particular — has done any number of commercials, reality shows, sports investment projects that don’t necessarily fit a rebellious message. Or do they?

Stanley: The premise of Kiss has always been to not live within the confinements and boundaries other people set for themselves. We set our own limitations, and those are no limitations. To be shackled by other bands’ and other artists’ sense of what they can and usually cannot do — no, that philosophy has never changed. At this point, we can be involved with taking on an arena football league franchise. The idea is always to branch out with what we’ve done before. At the heart of it, we remain a rock ‘n’ roll band. We have no apologies — people who think we shouldn’t are people who can’t.
Sep 12 2013
ONLINE'S POSTER GIVEAWAY ENDS FRIDAY
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In stores now, Nothin' to Lose: The Making of KISS (1972-1975) chronicles, for the first time, the crucial formative years of the legendary rock band KISS, culminating with the groundbreaking success of their classic 1975 album Alive!

To celebrate this book release, KISSONLINE and Harper Collins are giving away posters to 400 random winners. 10 of the 400 will be signed by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley!

CLICK HERE enter to win now. Please provide accurate address information as we will ship the winners' posters using the information provided in your entry.

Good luck, and be sure to pick up your copy of Nothin' To Lose at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
Sep 12 2013
PAUL STANLEY IS NOW ON TWITTER!
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Paul Stanley is now on Twitter! Follow him at @PaulStanleyLive.
Sep 12 2013
FANS PACK BOOKENDS TO MEET !
Photos by Jeremy Smith

By Bergen.com

KISS guitarist Paul Stanley and bassist Gene Simmons were greeted by hardcore fans when they stopped by Bookends Bookstore in Ridgewood to sign copies of their new book, "Nothin' To Lose: The Making Of KISS (1972 - 1975)."

CLICK HERE to view more photos at www.Bergen.com
Sep 12 2013
LOS ANGELES BOOK SIGNING TONIGHT
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Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons will be signing copies of the KISS "Nothin' To Lose" book tonight at the Grove in Los Angeles.

Thursday September 12, 2013 7:00 PM

The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Special Instructions
Wristbands will be available after 9:00 am on September 12 at B&N at The Grove. Priority line placement will be given to customers who purchase or show proof of purchase of Nothin' to Lose. No posed photos. Five-book maximum. Gene and Paul will only sign the new book. 323.525.0270.
Sep 11 2013
MORE ARMY PHOTOS FROM STATEN ISLAND
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Here are a few more photos of the KISS Army outside yesterday's Staten Island book signing.



Thanks to Russ Dannecker, Mike Tisi and Mike Altini for taking these photos for KISSONLINE.

Sep 11 2013
LET'S ALL REMEMBER - SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
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Let us all remember the innocent victims of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks. Twelve years ago, that carnage unified this country more than ever behind the principles of individual freedoms this country was founded on. We should stand united and pledge that those whose political or religious doctrine is based on the destruction of those who do not believe as they do, must fail and fall.
Sep 11 2013
KISS legends Simmons, Stanley autograph their new book at Staten Island Barnes & Noble

By Ryan Lavis/Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- KISS fandom was "Alive" on Staten Island as the rock supergroup's founding members traded in their patented face paint and Flaming Axe Guitars for a more literary pursuit -- signing copies of their new book at the Barnes & Noble in New Springville.

Over 1,000 members of the KISS Army descended on the borough Tuesday night, lining Richmond Avenue for a chance to meet rock icons Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.

The duo, along with co-author Ken Sharp, were there to promote "Nothin' to Lose: The Making of KISS (1972-1975)," which chronicles the legendary band's formative years.
Sep 11 2013
GENE SIMMONS ON FOX & FRIENDS
Here's Gene Simmons on Fox & Friends this morning.

Sep 11 2013
HUGE CROWD GREETS IN NEW YORK
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Here's a small part of the massive crowd that greeted KISS at the Staten Island book signing last night! Well over 1000 fans attended the event!



Thanks to Russ Dannecker, Mike Tisi and Mike Altini for taking these photos for KISSONLINE.
Sep 11 2013
PHOTOS FROM STATEN ISLAND BOOK SIGNING
Photos from yesterday's KISS "Nothin' To Lose" Staten Island book signing at the Barnes and Noble.

Photos by Staten Island Advance/Ryan Lavis
Sep 11 2013
VIDEO FROM STATEN ISLAND BOOK SIGNING
KISS legends Simmons, Stanley autograph their new book at Staten Island Barnes & Noble (video)

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