News - 2014 : March

Mar 15 2014
LA COMMERCIAL TEASER
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Mar 15 2014
THIS DAY IN TORY 2012
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KISS Monster Mini Golf

On this day in KISSTORY - March 15, 2012, KISS attended the Grand Opening of the KISS Monster Mini Golf in Las Vegas.

Report from Vegas News:

In was a huge day for KISS fans as the band members showed up to cut the ribbon on the new KISS Monster Mini Golf located on Harmon Avenue, across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.

On hand were co- founding members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, as well as band members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer. In addition to opening the golf course, the band members also attended the first official wedding in the "Hotter Than Hell" Wedding Chapel inside the facility. The couple bid over $15,000 on eBay to be the first couple married at KISS by Monster Mini Golf.

Christina and Patrick Vitagliano, the founders of Monster Mini Golf with KISS, were also on hand as were many celebrities who walked the red carpet.

Photos: © Erik Kabik/ Scott Harrison/ www.erikkabik.com.
Mar 15 2014
WINDOW DISPLAY AT HARD ROCK CANCUN
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Mar 15 2014
THIS DAY IN TORY 1976
KISSONLINE.com
On this day in KISStory - March 15, 1976, KISS released Destroyer, their fifth album. The album was certified gold by the RIAA on April 22 and platinum on November 11, 1976.

Track Listing:

Detroit Rock City / King of the Night Time World / God of Thunder / Great Expectations / Flaming Youth / Sweet Pain / Shout It out Loud / Beth / Do You Love Me
Mar 14 2014
NEW WOMENS T-SHIRT FROM HARD ROCK
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Mar 14 2014
PAUL SAYS HE FELT BETRAYED BY GENE IN THE '80'S
by Dave Swanson

Photo by Paul Kane, Getty Images

Kiss frontman Paul Stanley says he felt “betrayed” when bandmate Gene Simmons diverted his attention from the group in favor of side projects such as film acting and record producing during the ’80s.

In the April 2014 issue of Mojo, Stanley is very forthcoming, delivering gut-level answers on a variety of topics. Promoting his forthcoming autobiography, ‘Face the Music: A Life Exposed,’ he pulls no punches about Simmons, his partner-in-crime for the past 40 years and counting.

When talking about the state of the band during the ’80s, Stanley said, “There was a lot of anger and resentment at everybody’s lack of focus. But, ultimately I felt a sense of betrayal by Gene. The other people I could understand, but Gene was the person I depended on for ethics and commitments and as far as I was concerned he betrayed me and the band.” Stanley goes on to say how Simmons went off making “questionable decisions involving questionable projects” and bluntly states, “His sense of entitlement was bulls— and it was beyond annoying to me…It was such a slap in the face.”

He also humorously recalled the first time meeting Simmons. “He was overbearing and very much enamored with himself, and I wasn’t quite sure why.” When asked if Gene has read his book, he replied, “No. I’m going to get him a copy,” adding, “Everybody who has read it has said that I went easy on him. I believe that ultimately this book will make us closer.” He does note that the two have never gotten on better than they do today.

The Starchild also talked about attending the High School Of Music with classmates Laura Nyro and Janis Ian, and in remembering the bands formative days, gives much due respect to Ace Frehley, saying, “the capper to it all was Ace. I have to say, that when he came in and the four of us played ‘Deuce,’ it had a sonic gravitas to it.”

‘Face the Music: A Life Exposed’ is due out in April.
Mar 14 2014
By Dalton Ross

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be having its next induction ceremony on April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, but do not expect new inductees KISS to be performing. Founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have decided against it to protest the Hall’s decision of inducting only the original line-up of the group (which includes departed members Peter “Catman” Criss and Ace “Space Ace” Frehley) while ignoring other longtime (and current) bandmates like Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer. I asked Simmons about his decision when he called into Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) to chat about his appearance tonight on CBS’ CSI (where he will be playing himself).

“Paul and I got on the phone and called Ace and Peter,” Simmons explained of what happened right when they found out about the induction. “‘Hey, congratulations. It was an honor to stand alongside you then and we’ll be proud to stand alongside of you at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to accept the award.’ And they were gracious and happy and God bless, and all of that, and we went off our separate ways. And then we found out the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will only be honoring the original lineup with Ace, Peter, Paul and myself, and we said, ‘Oh okay, then we won’t be playing there. We’ll just accept the award. Thank you very much.’ And they go, ‘What are you talking about?’ and I said, ‘Well, you have a group like the Eagles who continue to be our contemporaries…and every member that has even been in the Eagles has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But you’re only gonna honor the first lineup that was together for seven years? We’ve been around forty years. Tommy and Eric have been in the band 20 years — two and a half times longer than Ace and Peter. You’re going to slap them in the face and we’re supposed to get you a sandwich and make sure you burp at 9 o’clock at night and get up on stage and do it? No, that’s not going to happen.’”
Mar 14 2014
VINNIE PAUL'S BIRTHDAY GETS ED!
KISSONLINE.com
Here are a few cool pictures from Vinnie Paul's (Pantera / Hell Yeah) Birthday Bash at The Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas. Vinnie is a HUGE KISS fan!

Photos by Christina Vitagliano
Mar 13 2014
PAUL STANLEY FACE THE MUSIC AUDIO & INTERVIEW CLIP
PAULSTANLEY.com
Paul Stanley’s autobiography, Face the Music: A Life Exposed, is scheduled for release on April 8. Listen to an excerpt — plus a few words from an interview — from Harper Audio Presents via SoundCloud:



CLICK HERE for more info on Face the Music: A Life Exposed by Paul Stanley
Mar 13 2014
GENE SIMMONS ON CSI
KISSONLINE.com
Gene Simmons appeared on last night's episode of CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation titled Long Road Home.

CLICK HERE to view Gene's CSI guest appearance.
Mar 13 2014
LA FIELD AT HONDA CENTER
LAKISSFOOTBALL.com
Home Game opener - Saturday, April 5th

If you thought our LA KISS team uniforms and helmet were cool...wait until you see our home field at the Honda Center!
Mar 13 2014
VIDEO: GENE SIMMONS ON CBS 2 NEWS
KISSONLINE.com
Mar 13 2014
SIGHTING: JOHN VARVATOS AD IN VANITY FAIR
TOMMY THAYER'S TWITTER
Mar 12 2014
STATEMENT FROM ERIC CARR FAMILY
“It came to our attention through a variety of different media outlets that a legal proceeding was filed against the band KISS purporting to be on behalf of the ‘The Estate of Eric Carr’ and the ‘late KISS drummer’s heirs.’ This proceeding was filed by a non-related third party without any knowledge, authorization or consent of anyone in the Carr family,” said Mark Abbattista, attorney for the Carr family.

“The filing party’s attorney has been contacted and ordered to cease and desist from any further statements, actions or allusions purporting to be on behalf of, or in any way relating, directly or indirectly, to Eric Carr and/or the Carr family.

"Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons know that Eric’s family is not involved in this matter, however, due to the litigious society in which we live and the unfiltered proliferation of inaccurate online discussion it is imperative to address the matter publicly, set the record straight and let the fans know that we are unified in our response to preserve and protect the honorable and beloved legacy of Eric Carr.”

“We’ve known each other for almost 35 years and we have the highest respect for KISS, to think that we would be involved in something like this is ludicrous” said a family member.
Mar 12 2014
LETTER TO PAUL FROM LORETTA CARAVELLO
KISSONLINE.com
Hi Paul,

This is Eric's sister Loretta, my family and I would like to thank you for coming out so quickly in my families defense.

We were just as shocked as you, When we saw that nonsense article in the paper. I was at a loss, we knew nothing about this.

So thank you for helping to put out the fire and hopefully stopping the negative comments online about my family.

My brother loved KISS and would have never done anything that would hurt the band . We have respected that and will continue to keep his memory with KISS in a positive light.

Congratulations on the Hall of Fame! We know you are trying, to include all, but no matter what may happens, We know Eric is smiling and proud to have been in such a great band)

Sincerely,
The Caravello Family
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