News - 2014 : May

May 14 2014
SUPPORT ACTS ADDED TO / DEF LEPPARD TOUR
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Kobra and The Lotus and The Dead Daisies will support the KISS/ Def Leppard Tour this summer.

Kobra and the Lotus will be covering dates from 6/23-8/1 & 8/12 (Toronto, the band's hometown) and The Dead Daisies from 8/2-8/31 (excluding Toronto).


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May 13 2014
ROCK & BREWS TICKETS ADDED FOR KANSAS CITY GALA
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Due to the overwhelming demand, Rock & Brews Overland Park has released additional tickets for purchase to its May 29 grand opening gala hosted by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. All proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit the Kansas City VA Medical Center Adaptive Sports Unit. Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased at

www.rockandbrewsop.eventbrite.com!
May 13 2014
THIS DAY IN TORY 1976
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On this day in KISSTORY - May 13th, 1976 KISS played their first ever UK show at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England. The show before a sellout crowd of over 2500 was the beginning of KISS' first European tour. In addition to shows in England, KISS performed in France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium and Germany where the Scorpions were the opening act. KISS wrapped up the tour with a final show on June 6th at Ontmoetingscentrum in Harelbeke, Belgium.

Gene recalls KISS' first visit to England:

"On the way over to our first English tour, I was struck by the notion that this was the Land Of The Beatles. To me, the English Kings and Queens never meant anything. I have always looked at it as an archaic and rather silly posturing about past glories. But as cultural oddities, I suppose it had its own innocence.

Still, I was nervous to set foot on Holy Ground. We got off the jet in full makeup and the fotogs were waiting for us. We came through customs and jumped on street cars at the airport for foto ops.

I was aware it was drizzly and grey. I was hoping that would change in the next few days to sunshine. It didn't.

We had a female chaperone/record company person with us. And, she showed us the sites. I thought the least I could do was return the favor. I did.

We visited the Palace and posed with street Bobbies (the English police) and were soon to hit the stage in front of an English audience. Would they like us? Truth was, we never thought much about it. We had a job to do and that was to punish the audience. They had, for too long, stood still for sub par live bands.

It was our job to show them that there was at least one band who had the balls to introduce themselves with: YOU WANTED THE BEST, YOU GOT THE BEST...THE HOTTEST BAND IN THE LAND, KISS."

Set List for the Manchester show:

Deuce / Strutter / Flaming Youth / Hotter Than Hell / Firehouse / She / Nothin' To Lose / Shout It Out Loud / 100,000 Years / Black Diamond / Detroit Rock City / Rock And Roll All Nite / Let Me Go, Rock And Roll

Check out this great footage from the British TV show "So It Goes" covering KISS while they were touring Europe for the first time in 1976!

May 13 2014
FAN'S NEW TOMMY THAYER ART
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It is a work in progress, still have some tweaks to do. Hope you like it.

Jamie Sapp
May 13 2014
PHOTO: LIVE IN CONCERT!
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Check out this great photo of #KISS rocking last year!

What KISS shows are you coming out to this year?


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May 12 2014
LATEST MAGAZINE COVERS: ROLLING STONE BRAZIL
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Rolling Stone Brazil is releasing four different covers of their new issue featuring the Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss Solo albums artwork.
May 12 2014
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERIC SINGER!
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Happy Birthday to our favorite drummer, Eric Singer! Eric, we hope you have an awesome day today!

Here's Eric performing "Black Diamond" with KISS from 2010 in Germany.

May 12 2014
SIGHTING: IN NEW GOOGLE PLAY COMMERICAL
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See any familiar faces in the new Google Play TV commercial?

May 12 2014
SIGHTING: JAPANESE ANIME LOVE LIVE!
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Episode 6 of the Love Live! School idol project anime was KISSed over the weekend!

As Love Live! director Takahiko Kyōgoku noted, even the official website of Gene Simmons featured Love Live! on its front page, thanks to its Twitter feed. Kyōgoku mused, "It's an strange feeling."
May 12 2014
SNEAK PEEK: NEW DEMON MONSTER JACKET
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Here's a sneak peek of the new Demon Monster Leather Street Jacket from UD Replicas!

The Jacket will be debuted at the INDY KISS Fan Expo next Saturday, May 17.




May 11 2014
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
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Happy Mother's Day. We hope all of our KISS Army Moms have a wonderful day!



Thanks to Jeff Gilbert for sending us these great KISS Mother's Day posters!
May 11 2014
GENE SIMMONS OFFICIATES WEDDING AT ROCK & BREWS!
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May 11 2014
THE HOTTEST BUS IN THE WORLD!
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Hi Everybody!  

I found the greatest bus in Bangkok, Thailand!! You Wanted The Best!! You Got The Best!! The Hottest “BUS” In The World!! KISS!! KISS really Is Everywhere!!

Hiroyuki "UNO" Kohno from Japan

LETTERS
May 10 2014
SIGHTING: VEHICLES IN TEMPE
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KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Check out these great KISS vehicles spotted in the parking lot outside Paul Stanley's Tempe, Arizona book signing last week!

Thanks to our friend Dale Torborg for the photos!
May 10 2014
TOMMY THAYER AT ALICE COOPER'S SOLD ROCK BENEFIT
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Here's Tommy Thayer jamming with Don Felder at Alice Cooper's Solid Rock benefit bash last weekend.

http://www.alicecoopersolidrock.com/
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