News - 2014 : July

Jul 19 2014
PHOTO: CREW AT WORK
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Here's Gene Simmons' bass tech, Michael Berger, tuning a bass during KISS' show last night in Atlanta.

Photo by Keith Leroux for KISSONLINE.
Jul 19 2014
PHOTO: ROCKIN' ATLANTA
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Photo by Keith Leroux for KISSONLINE.
Jul 18 2014
PHOTOS: ROCKIN' CINCINNATI
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Jul 18 2014
LAS VEGAS MEET & GREET / VIP PACKAGES ON SALE TODAY
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Jul 17 2014
, DEF LEPPARD PRESENT VET WITH HOME


NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- KISS, Def Leppard and the Military Warriors Support Foundation presented a Columbia, Tenn. veteran with a mortgage-free home during the bands' concert Wednesday night.

When an IED explided under Army Sgt. Kevin Givens, he wasn't sure he'd even survive, let a lone go to another rock concert.

But on Wednesday, he did and it was legendary rockers Def Leppard and KISS that made him feel like the star.

Between sets, Givens walked onstage to a roaring crowd, where Military Warriors Support Foundation announced Givens and his family would be moving into a home in Columbia mortgage-free.

"This is great for Andrew," said David Lieske, national director of business development. "We are so blessed to be able to take part in this."

The announcement came after an unforgettable day where Givens got a VIP tour of the arena and got to meet Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen who still drums despite losing his arms in the 80s.

"It doesn't matter how big of a struggle that anyone goes through, that people can succeed," Givens said.

The organization says they've awarded more than 500 homes to veterans across the country.

You can learn more about the Military Warriors Support Foundation by clicking here.
Jul 17 2014
By Dave Paulson

If you go see a major music artist in concert at an arena these days, there's a good chance you'll also see some fireworks. Plenty of acts have at least a few of them shoot off at the end of their show, to give their fans one last spectacle before they head home.

And then there's KISS.

KISS opens their show with fireworks. Tons of them. Flames and fog, too – they spew out from all sides of the stage as the band descends from the ceiling, riding a massive, spider-shaped lighting rig.

The antics only got more over-the-top from there during KISS' concert at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, and that's exactly what their longtime fans in Music City expected.

"We've been coming to Nashville longer than some of you have been alive," guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley told them, after recalling past gigs at Municipal Auditorium and the long-gone Muther's Music Emporium.

It's a momentous year in the costumed rock band's history. Their current co-headlining tour with Def Leppard is marking their 40th anniversary, and in April, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — after fans spent more than a decade campaigning on their behalf.
Jul 17 2014
ARMY NASHVILLE, YOU LOOK GREAT! #2
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Here are a few more photos of the KISS Army at last night's KISS show at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville!

Thanks for sharing your photos with KISS!
Jul 16 2014
K’NEX Brands leads raft of companies signed for new KISS toys and collectables

Following Licensing Expo 2014, merchandising and rights management company, Epic Rights, representing the merchandising interests of legendary rock band KISS, has secured its first raft of licensing agreements with Bif Bang Pow!, Figures Toy Company and K’NEX Brands for the development of new toy lines for the iconic brand.

“There continues to be an incredible demand for anything KISS, as evidenced by the quality and quantity of licensing partners that the band and the brand attract, and we look forward to working with Bif Bang Pow!, Figures Toy and K’NEX to bring all new product to consumers,” said Boylan-Riddles in announcing the latest round of licensing partners for the timeless and eternally popular band. “KISS’ loyal, passionate fans are a marketing fantasy come true, introducing younger generations to the indelible music and celebrated antics of one of the most popular bands of all time, continuing to grow the KISS consumer base and fuel demand for all things KISS.”
Jul 16 2014
FAN-SHOT PHOTOS FROM ' NASHVILLE SHOW
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Here are several fan-shot photos from KISS' show tonight at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville!

Thanks KISS ARMY for sharing your photos with KISS!
Jul 16 2014
ARMY NASHVILLE, YOU LOOK GREAT!
KISS TWITTER FAN LETTER
Here's the KISS Army at tonight's KISS show at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville!

Thanks for sharing your photos with KISS!
Jul 16 2014
PHOTO: PACKED RIVERBEND MUSIC CENTER
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Thank you, Cincinnati -- another huge crowd...A great night on a great tour!
Jul 16 2014
Review & photo by Eric Shirey.

If it’s at all possible to perform an intimate set for 20,000 fans, KISS did it on July 13, 2014 at the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas. As a longtime fan of the “Hottest Band in the World,” there was something unique about their set that night. Not that the band has ever shown anything different to their legion of fans, but there was an even higher level of sincerity in the voice of Paul Stanley as he addressed the audience.

The band kicked off the night with an energetic performance of the title track off of their reunion album “Psycho Circus.” The opening riffs of the song rang out as the band was lowered to the stage. They stood on a platform in the center of the now-famous metal-framed spider they’ve used on the past couple of tours. To say KISS was amped up and ready to fulfill the dreams of fans looking for a high-octane concert would be an understatement.

As a lone gun reporter, I had the wonderful opportunity of reviewing and taking photos of KISS for my article as well. Being the professional showmen they’re known to be, the guys immediately made their way to the front of the stage and put on a spectacle that would make any other rock act on tour right now embarrassed of themselves.
Jul 16 2014
By Melissa Ruggieri

Break out the Aqua Net, dig out a real lighter and prepare to get rocked.

Kiss and Def Leppard will blow the (partial) roof off Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood on Friday with a night of fist pumpers, chest hair (well, on Paul Stanley, at least) and an arsenal of pyro.

At recent shows, Kiss has sandwiched beloved singalongs such as “Shout It Out Loud” and “Rock and Roll All Nite” with fan favorites “Christine Sixteen” and “War Machine.”

Def Leppard takes the stage before the costumed gods of thunder with a 75-minute set (keep an ear out for The Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again” and you’ll know when the curtain is about to drop) that packs in 14 of its high-gloss anthems.

In a recent conference call with reporters, Kiss frontman Stanley noted that, “It’s a source of pride for us that we can have a 6-year-old, a 16-year-old and a 60-year-old” at the same concert.

Stanley also chatted about Kiss’ recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, his new memoir and why he thinks this is Kiss’ best tour ever.
Jul 16 2014
ARMY CINCINNATI, YOU LOOK GREAT!
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Here's the KISS Army at last night's KISS show at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Thanks to Eric Martin for taking these photos for KISSONLINE.
Jul 16 2014
PHOTO: TOMMY THAYER IN CINCINNATI
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Here's Tommy Thayer during "Rock And Roll All Nite" at KISS' show last night at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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