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
HARD ROCK T-SHIRT WINNERS
Congratulations!

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!

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Apr 22 2014
SIGHTING: CONCERT POSTER IN DENMARK
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

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

Dave
Apr 21 2014
ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN VINYL!
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
2014 INDY FAN EXPO
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!
Apr 21 2014
SIGHTING: ART STORE IN HELSINGBORG, SWEDEN
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Thanks to Robert JB Wahlberg for the photo!
Apr 20 2014
HAPPY EASTER!
Have a wonderful Easter today!

Thanks to the KISS Army for sharing these great KISS Easter eggs and artwork with KISS!
Apr 20 2014
& DEF LEPPARD: ROCK'S BIGGEST BANDS TO TOUR
KISS & DEF LEPPARD - THE WORLD’S BIGGEST ROCK BANDS SET TO TOUR THIS SUMMER

CLICK HERE - KISS Meet & Greet and VIP Packages are now on sale.

This summer two of the world's greatest rock bands, KISS and DEF LEPPARD, are set to deliver a massive tour dedicated to fans who wanna rock and roll all night! These two legendary rock bands spanning two continents announced today that they will launch the tour as KISS celebrates their 40th year in music. The summer's biggest hit-fueled rock tour, promoted exclusively by Live Nation, will storm through 40-plus cities throughout North America kicking-off on Monday, June 23 in West Valley City, UT at the USANA Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale starting on Friday, March 21 through the Live Nation mobile app and at www.livenation.com.

With combined album sales of over 200 million, KISS and Def Leppard are more than just iconic; they remain TODAY'S dominant powerhouses of rock tallying 30+ chart-topping hits, countless sold out MEGA tours and awards and accolades from around the globe. Known for their elaborate and spectacular stage shows, each band plans to give fans the ultimate summer concert experience with the most impressive lighting and sound production ever along with KISS' signature over-the-top pyrotechnics.

KISS consists of vocalist/bassist Gene Simmons, vocalist/guitarist Paul Stanley, lead guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer. Def Leppard consists of vocalist Joe Elliott, guitarist Vivian Campbell, guitarist Phil Collen, bassist Rick “Sav” Savage and drummer Rick Allen.

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Apr 20 2014
BID ON GUITARS / VIP PASSES
Auction proceeds will go to The John Varvatos 11th Annual Stuart House Benefit

Meet KISS with 2 VIP Passes & More to a 2014 Summer Concert of Your Choice Plus Gene Simmons Signed Guitar & Paul Stanley Signed Guitar

Are you a KISS fan? Bid now to meet the band with 2 VIP passes to the KISS/Def Leppard Summer 2014 Tour! You will also take home a Gene Simmons signed guitar & Paul Stanley signed guitar!

The ultimate KISS package includes:

2 Tickets to the show of your choice (located in the first 10 Rows and pending availability)
Exclusive Private Meet & Greet with KISS
Gene Simmons signed guitar
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Personal Photograph with KISS in makeup
Autograph Session with KISS
KISS Pre-Show Soundcheck Acoustic Set
Specially designed Tour Shirt
Collectable Silk-Screen Tour Poster (numbered, limited edition)
Official set of KISS Guitar Picks (with case)
Official Meet & Greet Laminate
On-Site VIP Host
Pair of KISS Pajamas
Exclusive KISS merchandise

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Apr 19 2014
LA ON CBS SPORTS NETWORK TODAY
Today, Saturday, April 19th, your LA KISS will take on the Iowa Barnstormers! Watch live on the CBS Sports Network. Kickoff 5PM PST. Check your local listings.

http://www.cbssportsnetwork.com/channel-finder
Apr 19 2014
KISS lead singer opens up about connection to 'Phantom of the Opera'

From Associated Press

Kiss frontman Paul Stanley feels a strong connection to the title character of "The Phantom of the Opera," and not just because he's spent nearly 40 years onstage with his face covered in paint.

"Here's somebody who has a disfigurement that they're covering and they're trying to reach out to a woman and, as much as they want to do it, they don't know how. Well, that pretty much summed up my life, you know. Only I wasn't living in a dungeon under an opera house," Stanley said.

That's because the 62-year old musician was born with a congenital deformity that left him deaf in one ear, making it hard for him to communicate or do well in school.

The recently inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Famer describes his long, and sometime painful, journey from his "less than optimal childhood" in New York City to the mega-success of rocking all night and partying every day with Kiss in his autobiography, "Face the Music: A Life Exposed" (Harper One).

"This isn't a Kiss book. This is really a book about my life. I was steadfastly against the idea of doing it for decades, because the great George Orwell once said that the autobiography is the most outrageous form of fiction," Stanley said. "But I realized it could be inspiring to people."
Apr 19 2014
Stoy by Pat Sherman / La Jolla Light

More than 600 fans of Kiss vocalist and guitarist Paul Stanley descended on La Jolla April 17 for a chance to have the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee sign copies of his new memoir, “Face the Music: A Life Exposed” at Warwick’s Bookstore.

Though people of all ages traveled from as far away as Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Germany for a chance to meet the Kiss star, Anne Marie Flores merely had to walk over from her job at Best Western Inn by the Sea on Fay Avenue.

Born Stanley Bert Eisen, the 62-year-old rocker was about an hour late, giving Flores a chance to dive into the book’s prologue while waiting in line.

“I wish he’d go back on stage,” Flores said, noting Stanley’s 1999 lead in a Canadian production of ‘The Phantom of the Opera.” “I don’t care what it would cost — I’d pay.”

Warwick’s employee and Kiss fan Emily Vermillion of La Jolla said she was excited to learn Stanley was coming to place where she works.

“I was teaching art in Iowa City, Iowa (in the late ’70s) and all of my fifth and sixth graders showed up for Halloween in Kiss costumes,” she recalled. “I said, ‘I’ve got to find out about these guys,’ and I did — and I’ve loved them ever since.”
Apr 18 2014
FACE THE MUSIC DEBUTS AT #2 ON NY TIMES!
Congratulations to Paul Stanley on the enormous success of his new book, Face The Music, which debuted at #2 today on The New York Times Best Sellers list!

New York Times Best Sellers List
Apr 18 2014
LA SIGHTING: SPORTS BUSINESS JOURNAL
Check out this cool LA KISS sighting in yesterday's Sports Business Journal!
Apr 18 2014
PAUL STANLEY ON OVERCOMING HIS DEMONS
KISS guitarist, vocalist and frontman Paul Stanley discusses his tough childhood, being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and his role in "Phantom of the Opera." He speaks with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television's "Taking Stock." (Source: Bloomberg)



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