News - 2013 : November

Nov 21 2013
SWEDISH FAN'S TATTOO
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Check out my great KISS tattoo :)

Thanks,
Tommy Komu / Sweden

LETTERS
Nov 20 2013
WHY SHOULD GET IN THE R&R HALL OF FAME
Excerpted from an article by Chuck Yarborough, The Plain Dealer

KISS invented theatrical arena rock ... and had some pretty good songs, to boot. Songs that are still popular today, like "Rock and Roll All Nite.''

You can make fun of the makeup, of Gene Simmons’ tongue, or his tales of bedding so many thousands of women, or the open-to-the crotch, chest-hair-baring costumes. But dang, those progenitors of rock ’n’ roll pyrotechnics could put on a concert. And they STILL do.

But as theatrical as KISS is, the band is more than just show. “Rock and Roll All Nite” may be THE party song. Some folks joke about “Beth,” but I personally find it one of my favorites.

I saw the band in Houston in 1976, at a venue called The Summit. I confess pharmaceuticals MAY have been involved, but it’s a show I’ve never forgotten. Plus, I think my ears are still bleeding.

Fan voting continues into December at http://rockhall.com/get-involved/interact/poll/
Nov 20 2013
SIGHTING: CANADIAN FOOTBALL GAME
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Thought you might enjoy this photo. Saskatchewan Roughriders fans and KISS fans all rolled into one. The Roughriders are a professional football team based in Regina, Saskatchewan who play in the West Division of the Canadian Football League.

Kristine Stebanuk

LETTERS
Nov 20 2013
MY NEW GNOMES ROCK!
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Hi KISS & the KISS Army!

Thought I would share my new KISS gnome band...the new addition to my garden.

Rachael Hill

LETTERS
Nov 19 2013
SNEAK PEEK: KIDS #4 PIN-UP
KISSONLINE.com
Here's the KISS KIDS Comic #4 pin-up. The in-store date for this issue is Dec. 18.
Nov 19 2013
CREW AT WORK: FOH SOUND ENGINEER
KISSOLINE.com
Here's our front of house sound engineer, Trip Khalaf "getting ready" before KISS' Budokan show in Tokyo, Japan.

Nov 19 2013
SIGHTING: HELLO KITTY IN MEXICO
TWITTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Thanks to Helado Oscuro for sharing his picture with this KISS Hello Kitty mascot, he met in Mexico City!
Nov 18 2013
ARMY, YOU LOOK GREAT!
KISSONLINE.com
Here are some of the many great fan photos sent to KISSOnline recently!

Keep them coming, KISS Army...we love seeing them!

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Nov 18 2013
TOMMY & AMBER THAYER IN WESTLAKE MAGAZINE
TOMMYTHAYER.com
Check out Westlake Magazine's holiday issue cover & fashion spread featuring Tommy and Amber Thayer.
Nov 18 2013
PHOTO: ROAD CASES BACKSTAGE IN CALGARY
KISSONLINE.com
Check out all of these KISS road cases backstage at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Canada. These particular cases are just for KISS' lights!
Nov 18 2013
GET YOUR LA GEAR NOW!
LAKISSFOOTBALL.com
Nov 18 2013
LA LAUNCHES IN 2014!
LAKISSFOOTBALL.com
Nov 17 2013
STARCHILD SANTA
Paul Stanley is the Starchild Santa in Musician's Friend's December 2013 catalog!

Read Paul's full interview online at this link!

Nov 17 2013
PAUL IS MUSICIAN'S FRIEND'S 2013 ROCK SANTA!
MUSICIAN'S FRIEND
Here's the cover of the December issue of the Musician's Friend catalog featuring Paul as their 2013 Rock N' Roll Santa! The issue also features an interview with Paul. Here's an excerpt:
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MF: KISS has thrived for the past 40 years by rolling with radical shifts in the musical landscape. Do you have a favorite era of the band in particular?

PS: There is no denying that when you’re first starting out, you have this incredible passion and hunger. You’re aspiring to be recognized. Whether you know it or not, you’re aspiring to make some money, whether it’s just to pay the rent or buy a Rolls Royce—it’s all the same thing. You want recognition and validation. So those days were very special for four guys who were told that something wasn’t possible, and went against the grain and said, if you stand in front of us, we’ll walk all over you. So those early years were magical. But I sure wouldn’t want to go back there! It’s like a picture of an old girlfriend you look at. If you were to get back with her for one day, you’d remember why you broke up in the first place.

MF: What are the fundamentals you’ve adhered to in order to succeed and have such a long career?

PS: The basic tenet for longevity is passion. You have to love what you’re doing. If you’re doing it for any other reason, you’ll ultimately fail. You do something not because you want to, you do something because you have to, because there’s an obsession within you. If someone comes to me and says, “I’m thinking about staying in music or…” I say, “Stop. Do the other thing.” If you have to ask yourself if you should be doing this, the answer is no. You have to find something you totally believe in. That’s what will get you through the tough times. Passion will not only help you succeed, it will get you through the failures.

Read the full interview online at this link!

Musician's Friend also posted an exclusive video interview with Paul:


Nov 17 2013
CREW AT WORK: MONITOR ENGINEER
KISSONLINE.com
Here's our monitor engineer, Adam Stuart, hard at work on KISS Kruise III.


Photo by Keith Leroux for KISSONLINE.
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