News - 2013 : December

Dec 24 2013
IT'S A MERRY MAS AT THIS HOUSE!
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Thanks to Deborah Panagopoulos ‏for sharing this photo with KISS!

Dec 24 2013
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM LIMOUSINES
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Dec 24 2013
SIGHTING: PUB IN ITALY
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

First of all Happy KISSmas to you all!

Here is the entrance of WOODSTOCK Live Pub in Grandate (Como) - Italy. Do you see some familiar giants there?

Cheers & Kisses
Barbara Caserta

LETTERS
Dec 23 2013
NORWEGIAN PEARL CAPTAINS CELEBRATE MAS!
SIXTHMAN
Sixthman's Andy Levine sent over a fantastic photo of the Norwegian Pearl's Captains Gunnar and Mathias celebrating KISSmas on the bridge of the ship in their KISS pajamas! He writes:

"This year we spent a lot of time on the Norwegian Pearl. While our team is there to throw the party, our guests feel safe knowing that the Captain and Staff Captain (the #1 and #2 most responsible persons on the ship) are keeping their distance from us and careful not to get distracted.

"I opened my inbox this morning to find this picture from Captain Gunnar and Mathias wearing KISS Pajamas. I guess they miss us."

KISS Navy, it looks like even the ship's captains can't wait until KISS Kruise IV!
Dec 23 2013
LATEST MAGAZINE COVER: RIPPER
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Here's Gene Simmons on the cover of the latest issue of the Japanese magazine, Ripper.


Thanks to Kumiko for sharing the image with KISS!
Dec 22 2013
SIGHTING: WISCONSIN - PENN ST GAME
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Univ of Wisconsin vs Penn State Game. Several Badger fans were in full KISS makeup (but in Badger Red). This pic was captured while the crowd was rocking out to "Rock And Roll All Nite!"

Merry Christmas to you and KOL!
Richard “Woody” Lewis

LETTERS
Dec 22 2013
MAS AT THE OTERO'S!
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Thanks to Vera Otero for sharing the KISSmas tree she created for her husband!


KISS Army - we love seeing all of your great holiday art and photos. Keep them coming!


Dec 21 2013
Rock Reads: A Seasonal Guide For The Rock & Roll Literate

—by James Campion, December 18, 2013 /

Nothin’ To Lose – Ken Sharp, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons (2013)

If there is only one book you read about rock and roll this holiday season, then it has to be Nothin’ To Lose – The Making Of KISS 1972-1975. It is a monster and you will love it. Not because you are a KISS fanatic or remember when KISS mattered or when progressive/glam/dinosaur rock ruled the world, but because for my money this is the finest researched oral history of this remarkably creative and incredibly outlandish period in the culture of American rock and roll.

Author Ken Sharp’s inexhaustible ride through the mean streets of the New York City rock scene—post-hippy and pre-punk—and across the country through over 200 interviews paints an elaborate picture of risk, sacrifice and mayhem that helped to establish one of rock’s most enduring icons.

“What I endeavored to do is create a documentary on paper,” Sharp explained to me during a recent interview. “It was fascinating to bring in all of these voices, everyone from the band themselves to producers, engineers, touring bands, publicists, record company folks, roadies, competing bands from their New York club days, costume designers, the list goes on and on. Hearing from people who have rarely if ever spoken on the record before helped to bring into focus this rare, behind-the-scenes story of what it was like for a band starting out long before they were stars.”
Dec 21 2013
Written by Mike Knuth / Press-Gazette Media

I was watching my Twitter feed the other day when I saw something I didn’t think I would ever see. The words seemed to be staring back at me from the glow of my iPhone screen.

“Kiss to be inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”

I closed my eyes and sighed. Finally, one of the great injustices of the century had been rectified.

OK, so maybe that is a bit dramatic, but the fact that Kiss was passed over for 15 years before finally making the grade did not sit well with me. The music critics and high and mighty at The Rolling Stone seemed to be dead set against allowing Kiss to join the ultimate club.

The Kiss Army has been at war on music blogs for more than a decade, and the legion of fans that has followed the “hottest band in the world” for 40 years will finally see the kings of face paint and flash pots formerly enshrined in ... wait for it ... Cleveland.

All joking aside, Cleveland is the place to be for those who want to be considered the best in the music business. Like Canton, Ohio, where the NFL’s legends are enshrined, Cleveland is home to the kings and queens of rock and roll. After selling more than 100 million albums worldwide, Kiss definitely belongs in Cleveland.
Dec 21 2013
FAN GRADUATES WITH !
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Cory Mayes received his Bachelor's Degree during Western Kentucky University's Commencement Ceremonies on December 14, 2013, all while rockin' the emblazoned art work of "Rock and Roll Over" atop his mortarboard cap. Cory you've made your Family and the entire KISS Army very proud.

Sincerely,
Paul H. Ray Hopkinsville, KY

LETTERS
Dec 20 2013
PAINTED LIKE HER HEROES
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
My daughter Gracie has been a KISS fan since birth... or so she says! One of our favorite things to do together is attending your concerts and events, including the past three KISS Kruises. Gracie has never been to a concert without makeup,and we're always trying new things. I put together this little collage of her in paint. The photos in the upper left and lower right corners were taken respectively by our KISS Army friends Dan Guertin-Beriault and Kenny Begley. I guess it's pretty obvious that we love KISS! Thank you for all you give back to your fans. May KISS rock on 4Ever!

Amy Bigerna

LETTERS
Dec 20 2013
"WHITE CHRISTMAS" AUDIO CLIP
YOUTUBE.com
Here's a fun audio clip of KISS performing "White Christmas." Enjoy!

Dec 20 2013
SAVES CHRISTMAS
Youtube.com
Here's a Fan-posted clip of KISS' appearance on "Family Guy" entitled "KISS Saves Christmas! It's a fun one!

Dec 20 2013
PAUL STANLEY'S INTERVIEW WITH LA'S K-EARTH
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Paul Stanley called into Los Angeles' K-EARTH (a Radio.com station) to discuss L.A. KISS, the Arena Football League team that he and bandmate Gene Simmons co-own, but naturally the conversation was dominated by the news of the Rock Hall induction.



Paul Stanley interview with LA's K-EARTH

Dec 20 2013
REVIEW OF: KIDS #4
by Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell

Hold up your lighters and start chanting encore, KISS Kids goes out on a high note.

“Kids in Santa’s Service” — the Kiss Kids’ first series concludes here with these holiday-ending escapades featuring everyone’s favorite not-yet-fearsome foursome!

It’s the final song on the set list this month as KISS Kids reaches its fourth issue. The big Christmas-y finale for those rockin’ little terrors is written by Chris Ryall and Tom Waltz with art by Jose Holder. Jeremy Colwell handles colors with Gilberto Lazcano providing letters. So does KISS go out on a high note, or will there be no need for an encore?

It’s Christmas time and the KISS kids are trying to be on their best behavior so they’ll get something on the big day. Things don’t start out well after the gang ends up tormenting a mall Santa. After that it’s all snowball fights with their robotic doppelgangers, a Thor-tastic adventure for Gene, and the big battle of the bands the boys have been getting ready for the last three issues. Once the tiny rockers take the stage, they take the school by storm Their theatrics leave a bad taste in the other bands’ mouths, so the battle of the bands becomes literal. Who wins? Who gets Christmas presents? Will they ever let KISS on the rock and roll wall of fame?

Ryall and Waltz write a fantastic final issue. The entire series has been good, but this one pulls all the great things from the previous issues and takes them up a notch for a rocking end. The battle of the bands packs in a lot more of those rock/pop culture references and turns it up to 11. This is a faster-paced and funnier issue with a lot of action. Holder’s art is fantastic as usual. He gets a lot more to play around with this month with the Christmas, rock band fight, and Thor-like short stories. Holder has been outstanding for four issues now, so there’s not much more new praise you can throw at him. Colwell’s colors have been a perfect fit for the series, mixing bright and vibrant colors that even help with the story’s comedy at times.

Bottom Line: Hold up your lighters and start chanting ‘encore,’ KISS Kids goes out on a high note. Ryall and Waltz have pulled off one of a true all-ages feat with this one. 5/5
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