News - 2014 : April

Apr 25 2014
CLICK HERE to visit the auction now!

Today, Mike Focareto, CEO of Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) announced that the organization has partnered with LA KISS to host an ongoing online auction in support of their deserving veterans.

“Football is one our most sought after tickets, getting the opportunity to partner with newest entry into the Arena Football League is outrageous,” said Focareto. “We know the KISS fans have more than a football team they get rock music, a pyrotechnics show, laser lights, and more. An enormous thanks to Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons for creating this very unique opportunity for our service members and their families.”

Rock 'n' roll legends Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the band KISS formed L.A. KISS in partnership with media mogul Doc McGee and AFL Veteran Brett Bouchy after they saw a need to fuse sports and entertainment in an environment that was enjoyable for all the family.

LA KISS Co-owner Breyt Bouchy stated, “Being a community advocate has always been a trademark of KISS, it just transcends into our new football team’s fans and what we stand for. We feel proud to be supporting Vet Tix, this partnership gives LA KISS the opportunity to provide our military and their families with edge-of-your-seat entertainment.”

The auction ends on Friday, April 25th; bidders can expect to see a signed football by the entire KISS band, two signature KISS Jerseys, and a KISS Helmet signed and designed by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. Proceeds from the winning bids will be donated to Veteran Tickets Foundation. All winners will be provided a tax deductible receipt from VetTix.

CLICK HERE to visit the auction now!

Vet Tix is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that partners with major sports teams, leagues, colleges, promoters, organizations, individuals and ticket holders to provide donated tickets to sporting events and shows to military members and veterans. Active duty military and honorably discharged veterans from all branches of service, as well as families of those killed in action are eligible to receive tickets. Since 2008 Vet Tix has grown tremendously, donating more than 800,000 tickets to veterans and their families.

Apr 25 2014

Now this is a VIP room! When you're in Las Vegas, don't forget to visit the coolest place in town - KISS by Monster Mini Golf!

Apr 25 2014
CLICK HERE to visit to listen to Paul's interview.

Billy Kidd talked to Paul Stanley of KISS about his new book, ‘Face The Music: A Life Exposed’, and in the interview Paul talked about his fans, what he thinks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and of course why he wrote the book.

“How we influence or help other people is probably the most rewarding…and when you have people coming to offer you and saying you’re part of the reason they’re doing what they’re doing…That’s been terrific and that’s part of the reason I wrote ‘Face The Music’,” Stanley said when talking about what inspired him to write a book.

Stanley is the fourth member of the band to write a book, but now was the right time for him to pen a memoir. “I didn’t write the fourth KISS book, I wrote the first Paul Stanley Book. I wasn’t going to write a book unless I could write something that was far more reaching than any of these other books.”
Apr 25 2014

Check out the cool KISS art on the wall of Escaparate Music Club in Mexico City!

Thanks to Julio Arreola (pictured) for sharing the image!
Apr 24 2014
Paul Stanley is excited to announce that he will be signing copies of his new book at the following locations:

Friday, May 2 – Beaverton, OR - 6:00 PM

Powell’s Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR 97005
503- 228-4651

Monday, May 5 – Denver, Colorado - 7:00 PM

Tattered Cover
2526 E. Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Tuesday, May 6 – Tempe, Arizona - 6:00 pm

Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S. McClintock Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85283

CLICK HERE for more info on Face the Music: A Life Exposed by Paul Stanley
Apr 24 2014
By Jeremy Meyer

We had the special priviledge to have a quick chat with the president of Los Angeles KISS Schuyler Hoversten. During our interview he discussed everything from moving from the working for the Los Angeles Dodgers to accepting his current position with KISS as well as his day to day duties running a brand new franchise from the beginning to the season kickoff. This is part 1 of 2 of our interview with Schuyler Hoversten.

1. Let me just start off with when did you get involved with the team?

September 1st

2. You left a position with the Dodgers to become President of KISS. What was the process or what was on your mind prior to accepting the job?

I was proud of everything I accomplished while I was with the Dodgers, but I also saw the opportunity with LA KISS as one that would allow me to accomplish things that have never been done before in sports; to help change the face of a sport, and just align with a culture that is more in-tune with my personality and mindset. I didn’t feel that I was living up to my true potential there. I was also intrigued by the opportunity to build something from the ground up rather than improve something that is already well established. The role of Team President was one I always wanted to conquer, and the fact that I became the youngest team president in pro-sports through this opportunity is certainly a milestone I’ll always be proud about.
Apr 24 2014

Check out the Cruz Azul Soccer Team's mascot donning Gene Simmons makeup at their Championship win in Mexico!
Apr 23 2014
Apr 23 2014
The rock god who revolutionized rock music and fashion recently impacted longtime KISS fans including a journalist

By Dita Quinones

Last week, San Diego Kiss fans got to meet rock god Paul Stanley at Warwick's bookstore at a signing session of his new autobiography, Face the Music: A Life Exposed, which is currently No. 2 on the New York Times best-seller list.

Die-hard fans started lining up outside the independent bookstore in La Jolla six hours early.

Kiss' impact in music and fashion is undeniable. Just by looking at the fans waiting in line, it was clear that the band's appeal transcends race, age and gender. Elementary-schoolers came dressed as the Starchild, waiting with their parents. One mother praised Stanley for being a positive role model, while another fan reported attending a whopping 62 Kiss concerts. Despite the long line, one man said he knew Stanley would sign each and every fan's book because "that's just the kind of guy Stanley is."

That statement was proven true that night.
Apr 23 2014
KISSTERIA – The Ultimate Vinyl Road Case is available for Pre-order NOW!

CLICK HERE to pre-order KISSTERIA now!
Apr 22 2014
KISS co-founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley set Rock & Brews opening in Overland Park

By JOYCE SMITH / The Kansas City Star

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS plan to open their new Overland Park Rock & Brews on April 29. They also are planning an area fundraiser on May 29.

The Rock & Brews restaurants offer craft beers, premium wines and a full bar. The menu includes “opening acts” like chipotle chili cheese fries, Mexican street corn and Bavarian pretzels; “VIP” salads including Tuscan Kale and Tequila Sunrise steak; hand-crafted burgers and “Headliner” sandwiches like pulled pork or sesame-seed crusted seared Ahi; “frontrow” specialty pizzas; and other items like fish and chips, Memphis-style baby back ribs, chocolate-filled French doughnuts with raspberry sauce, and “real” beer floats.

On May 29, Simmons and Stanley also will host a private luncheon for more than 100 “wounded warriors, veterans and active military,” as well as an evening gala that will benefit the Kansas City VA Hospital and will be open to the public.

The gala will feature a live performance by the Kansas City-based tribute band Almost Kiss, along with a “few surprises.”

Tickets for the gala are $100 per person and include a red-carpet arrival, two adult beverages per person or soft drinks, a sampling of Rock & Brews cuisine, a chance to mingle with Simmons and Stanley, and a “rockin’ good time.”
Apr 22 2014

We are excited to announce the 3 winners of our first signed Paul Stanley (KISS) Signature Series KISS t-shirt giveaway. Thank you everyone for submitting awesome photos, we enjoyed seeing everyone rocking their KISS Signature Series t-shirts. If you didn't win this round, we have a handful more to giveaway so check back in late May for your next chance to win!

Don’t have your KISS Signature Series t-shirt yet? CLICK HERE to get yours online now.
Apr 22 2014

I saw this concert poster in Copenhagen, Denmark! Check out the Demon makeup!

Apr 21 2014
CLICK HERE to enter for a chance to win KISS on Vinyl!

The ULTIMATE fan package - Ten (10) albums ready to take their first spin on your turntable!

Apr 21 2014
The 2014 INDIANAPOLIS KISS Fan Expo will take place on Saturday, May 17th at the Wyndham Indianapolis West 2544 Executive Drive from 1:00PM to 8:00PM (10am for Platinum and 11am VIP ticket holders).

This year's featured guest is KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer! Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick and costume designer Maria Contessa will also appear.

All guests with do Q&A's and be available for photos and autographs throughout the day.

KISS merchandise and collectibles will be on sale throughout day from vendors from all over the country!

CLICK HERE for more details.

The INDY KISS Fan Expo is a fan produced event. By the fans, for the fans!
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