News - 2013 : December

Dec 20 2013
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETER CRISS!
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Happy Birthday Peter! We hope you have a wonderful day. Enjoy yourself!

Here's Peter performing "Black Diamond" with KISS at Madison Square Garden 1977.

Dec 19 2013
THE KRUISE IV
Attention, KISS Navy! For three years, you have come together with the loudest bands on Earth, upon the lonely expanse of the sea, and you have ROCKED!

Now it’s time to look to the future. KISS Navy, it is our honor to once again request your time, your talent, and your amazing rock and roll energy for The KISS Kruise IV!

Save the date, KISS maniacs! In 2014, we set sail from Miami on October 31st through November 4th, aboard the mighty Norwegian Pearl. In addition, this year we'll be throwing one krazy pre-party October 30th, on the boat! Halloween once again belongs to the KISS Navy, and your The KISS Kruise IV theme, if you choose to accept it, is: DRESSED TO KILL!

Grab your face paint and some sun screen and come hang with the biggest band in history as we turn the ocean into a staging ground for the ultimate rock invasion!

Get pumped for your next KISS Navy GETAWAY on Halloween 2014. It'll be the wildest party yet, so C'MON AND LOVE IT!

http://www.thekisskruise.com/
Dec 19 2013
TILTED KILT ORANGE TEAMS UP WITH LA !
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Tilted Kilt Orange owner Glenn Smith meets with LA KISS team owners Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Doc McGhee, and Brett Bouchy yesterday. We are proud to announce Tilted Kilt is the Official Post Game Party Headquarters of LA KISS. You can celebrate with the LA KISS players, dancers, and staff after each home game at Tilted Kilt Orange!

Dec 19 2013
IN THE PRESS: CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER
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Here's KISS on the cover of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Thanks to Brian Osborne for sharing with KISS!
Dec 19 2013
IN THE PRESS: NEWSDAY
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Here's Gene Simmons in the Dec. 18th issue of Newsday.

Thanks to Paul Schmidt for sharing with KISS!
Dec 18 2013
My KISS Years: A Reflection and Celebration of Their Induction Into the Rock Hall of Fame

By Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

When I heard the news that Kiss was being included in the Rock and Roll Hall of fame, I shrieked with delight.

It was final validation for me and for them.

You see, I was probably the first newspaper rock critic to write about the band with anything resembling seriousness. I can still remember the day one of my Chicago Sun Times editors tossed a little poster on my desk advertising a "Kiss Off" contest at a huge shopping mall out in the Chicago suburbs.

He scowled at the PR shot of the band, and gave me the choice of covering it or not. And I have to admit, at the time, the makeup was "off-putting" to be sure.

But I called to let Casablanca's public relations people know I was interested, and a few days later, I found myself face-to-face with four remarkably charming young men, in what looked like full kabuki makeup. They were careful not to allow the press or fans see them without that makeup during those early days, but I actually didn't mind.
Dec 18 2013
PHOTO: GENE AND PAUL AT NEW LA OFFICE
Special thank you to Majestic Sign Studio for the amazing work on our new LA KISS Football office sign!
Dec 18 2013


by James Murray

NEW YORK – Music – Kiss is finally in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Kiss icon Gene Simmons, the Demon says, “For me, it’s another tug of the shirt sleeve to remind me that the American dream is alive and well. I’m living proof of it. I came here as an immigrant, a legal one — that’s a distinction — and getting the Hollywood Walk of Fame and getting the keys to the cities of God knows how many cities and the wax museums and the thousands of licensed products we have and on and on… Still, no matter how much much noise we make about how only the fans matter, and it’s true they are the ones that put us here and without them we are nothing, there is something in the back of our collective consciousnesses that makes us want to be recognized by our peers”.

Paul Stanley commented, “I’m honored to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame knowing we’ve remained true to ourselves and our fans.”

The 29th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The 2014 Ceremony will again be open to the public, as it has been for the Induction Ceremonies in Cleveland (2009, 2012) and Los Angeles (2013). This will be the first time that the ceremony will be open to the public in New York.
Dec 18 2013
KIDS ISSUE #4 PREVIEW
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KISS Kids #4 (of 4)

Chris Ryall, Tom Waltz (w) • Jose Holder (a & c)

“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!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Dec 18 2013
KIDS ISSUE #4 PREVIEW 2
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Dec 17 2013
PAUL STANLEY RELEASING MEMOIR APRIL 2014
KISS fans have been given double the reason to look forward to 2014 - frontman Paul Stanley is set to release his memoir days after the rockers are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Heaven's on Fire hitmakers were announced as part of the Hall of Fame's Class of 2014 early on Tuesday (17Dec13), and hours later, publishers at HarperOne revealed Stanley had signed a deal to bare his life in an autobiography.

Face the Music: A Life Exposed will feature rare photographs of the singer and detail his hard-partying lifestyle as one of the co-founders of the heavy rock band.

The tome will hit U.S. retailers on 22 April (14), not long after Kiss join Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt and other honourees at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York on 10 April (14).

The book won't be Stanley's first - he teamed up with bandmate Gene Simmons to tell the story of the group's formation in 1973 for 2012 release, Nothin' To Lose.
Dec 17 2013
By Gary Graff, Detroit
Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Kiss is letting bygones be bygones with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

After years of some charged rhetoric from the band members over Kiss' exclusion, Paul Stanley tells Billboard that news the group will be inducted as part of the class of 2014 is "terrific" and indicates "a changing of the guard and a different point of view" in the institution.

"The same criteria that kept us out has now gotten us in, and that's terrific," Stanley says. "It's great to know that we didn't change or apologize for who we are, and we're being inducted for what made us what we are. For whatever got us bent out of shape before, it's clearly not the case now. Certainly from the fact that fans get to vote to the fact that some of the past inductees are vehement and rabid Kiss fans, things have worked out just fine. My issues over the years didn't change; what changed was the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. So it's a victory for everybody. It's very, very gratifying, and I don't take it lightly. There are a lot of people today who are very happy that Kiss will be inducted, and I'm certainly one of them."

Stanley says it's "way too early" to know how Kiss will handle the induction ceremony on April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, but he promises that "it will be unapologetically and proudly Kiss."
Dec 17 2013
CONGRATULATIONS ARMY!
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Thanks to all for your kind words, excitement and congratulations on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It really belongs to all of you too.
Dec 17 2013
WE SPOKE WITH PETER TODAY
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We just spoke with Peter. Whatever ongoing issues, no way to not share in celebrating what we started 40 years ago.
Dec 17 2013
By Andy Greene

After years of petitions, angry letters and actual protests outside the museum in Cleveland, Kiss are finally entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. The instant the news hit, many in the Kiss Army wondered whether Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley would perform with estranged bandmates Ace Frehley and Peter Criss on the big night.

We spoke to a surprisingly gracious Gene Simmons about the big honor, and the possibility of him burying the hatchet with Peter and Ace.

Tell me your first reaction to the big news.
Pride. For me, it's another tug of the shirt sleeve to remind me that the American dream is alive and well. I'm living proof of it. I came here as an immigrant, a legal one — that's a distinction — and getting the Hollywood Walk of Fame and getting the keys to the cities of God knows how many cities and the wax museums and the thousands of licensed products we have and on and on... Still, no matter how much much noise we make about how only the fans matter, and it's true they are the ones that put us here and without them we are nothing, there is something in the back of our collective consciousnesses that makes us want to be recognized by our peers.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame started out as a wonderful idea and ideal, and it's a pride and privilege. Now, we've had ten different lineups. It's important to list that the honor is not just ours. It's Gene, Paul, Ace, Peter, Eric Carr, Mark St. John, Bruce Kulick, Eric Singer, Vinnie Vincent, Tommy Thayer. . .There's been a lot of guys, and we continue to tour and fill up stadiums and it is a testament to the idea of Kiss.

A long time ago, four knuckleheads off the streets of New York decided to put together the band they never saw onstage. We were ballsy enough to throw down our own gauntlet. "You wanted the best? You got the best! The hottest band in the world. Kiss." You're God damn right.

Did you start to think you'd never be inducted?
Yeah. I think its political. As soon as the fans had their say, I'm told, we slaughtered everybody else. I think it's a crime that Deep Purple is not in and Patti Smith is. What the f**k? There are disco artists and all kind of credible and important kinds of music that have nothing to do with rock & roll. But, hey, it's not my thing. I think the best thing they did was to open it up to the fans. There is an American ideal: "By the people, for the people, of the people." Hey, that's a good idea.

You're definitely coming to the ceremony, right?
Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. We need to stand up there proudly for the fans.
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