Gene Simmons graces the cover of Heavy Music Artwork UK!
Oh yeah! Thanks,Tessa! We think the Mini Golf rocks, too!
Visiting KISS Monster Mini Golf at The Rio in Las Vegas! So cool! - Tessa Helleman / Rijswijk, Netherlands
Go back to the stone age with the Catman! See the Demon visit the Roman Empire! The Starman sails the seas during the age of piracy...and the Spaceman silently witnesses a journey to the moon! It's four immortal beings interacting with humanity during four distinct chapters of history, all between the covers of this double-sized annual...get in on the action!
On this day in KISSTORY - July 25, 1980 - KISS played their first-ever concert with Eric Carr at the Palladium in New York City.
Check out this Palladium concert TV news report:
They had to cancel their gig and were so shocked they decided to help the city
US rockers Kiss have donated a guitar to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital for those injured in the Arena bomb.
The bombing forced the band to cancel its own Manchester Arena gig scheduled the week after the outrage as the venue remained a devastated crime scene.
The attack left 22 dead and dozens of others, many of them children, seriously injured.
Singer and guitarist Paul Stanley was determined to do something for the city so donated his unused Ibanez PS120 guitar, which he had planned to play at the concert, to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, where many of the injured were treated.
The hospital will now auction the guitar, decorated in the flag of St George, plus VIP tickets for a Kiss gig anywhere in the world, to raise funds for its paediatric intensive care unit.
Paul told the M.E.N: “We were devastated by the heinous attack in Manchester Arena and had to do something to support the city.
“Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital’s incredible work with children was never more evident than after this horrific event.
“We are humbled to be able to give something to support them in their ongoing efforts. Knowing that the money raised will go towards purchasing life-support ventilators, our prayers and wishes will continue to help both those affected directly by the attack, and beyond. This night will give everyone an opportunity to do their part in raising as much money as possible for an incredibly worthy cause.”
Aside from the guitar, the auction winner will get to meet the band backstage at any of their concerts anywhere in the world.
The prize will be auctioned off at a charity ball in aid of Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital on March 17 at the Lowry Hotel.
The event, hosted by Red Sea Pedestrians charitable organisation, has already raised £827,381 for the hospital since 2011.
It’s paediatric intensive care unit needs £740,000 for 26 cutting edge life-support machines.
Maurice Watkins, chairman of the hospital’s fundraising board, added: “We’re delighted that Kiss has donated this incredible prize to be auctioned at the RSP charity ball and want to thank them for their tremendous generosity. In recent testing times staff at the hospital – just like the city of Manchester – pulled together to make sure the young victims from the attack got the best possible care, as quickly as possible.
“The new ventilators we are fundraising for will ensure that the medical teams in our paediatric intensive care unit can assess a patient’s condition faster and more accurately, resulting in more effective treatment and care at a time when rapid reaction to a patient’s condition is crucial.”
On this day in KISSTORY - July 22, 2003 - KISS released their KISS Symphony: Alive IV album, a live album featuring the band performing with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. All tracks were recorded at Etihad Stadium (formerly known as Telstra Dome) in Melbourne, Australia, on February 28, 2003. 10,000 limited numbered copies were released on vinyl in the US.
Discs will feature individual members, group shot
When Paul Stanley sang, “I’ll be your gambler baby, lay down your bet” in 1977’s Love Gun, maybe this is what he had in mind.
Known for attaching their name to many products including action figures, lunch boxes and even condoms and caskets, the band’s likeness can even be found on poker chips, thanks to the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.
The casino has launched a line of specially designed chip is anticipation of the iconic band’s outdoor show there later this summer. There are five chips in total, one for each individual member of the band plus one featuring the entire group.
The first in the series, lead guitarist Tommy Thayer (The Spaceman) goes on sale today at 3 p.m.
A new chip will be released each and will cost. The band chip will cost $25. One chip will be released each Friday leading up to Kiss’ outdoor concert on Saturday, Aug. 19 at 8 p.m. The fifth and final chip will feature the entire band and sell for $25 There is a limit of 10 chips per customer.
“Kiss and Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino both personify energy and excitement,” casino general manager Patrick Bassney said. “We know how much everyone is looking forward to Kiss’ outdoor show next month. This collectible casino chip collection is a way for fans to celebrate what is sure to be a legendary performance.”
Kiss, known for its heart-pumping music, elaborate make-up, blood-spitting, and explosive pyrotechnics, the hard-rocking New York City band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. The original lineup, featuring guitarists Paul Stanley (Starchild), Ace Frehley (Spaceman), bassists Gene Simmons (Demon) and drummer Peter Criss (Catman) was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.
General admission tickets are still available for the show and starting at $55. Tickets can be purchased at 8 Clans or the Club Store inside Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, online at ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster location or order by phone by calling 1-800-745-3000.
Doors will open for this special outdoor show at 6pm on the day of the show. No outside food or drink allowed. Those under 18 will only be admitted with an accompanying paid adult.
More information is available by calling 1-877-8-SENECA (1-877-873-6322) or visiting www.SenecaCasinos.com.
Bid to win a Starchild boot signed by KISS to benefit the the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.
Bid now at http://tinyurl.com/y95cvz3h.
KISS: 1977-1980 Hardcover – October 10, 2017
by Lynn Goldsmith (Author), Gene Simmons (Contributor), Paul Stanley (Contributor)
Chances are you've seen numerous iconic pictures by award-winning photographer Lynn Goldsmith, who has photographed every important rock musician and band of the late twentieth century: The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, The Police, Talking Heads, Frank Zappa, Bob Dylan, and Patti Smith, among many others. Published in conjunction with the band, KISS: 1977 - 1980 is the definitive photographic chronicle of KISS at the height of their popularity, showcasing the band on and off stage, in the photo studio, and in unguarded candid moments. From her archive, Goldsmith has compiled fan favorites as well as many never-before-seen photographs, all which perfectly capture the enduring phenomenon that is KISS.
KISS rose to meteoric prominence with their extravagant live performances featuring fire-breathing, blood spitting, guitars bursting into flames, shooting rockets, levitating drum kits, and pyrotechnic showpieces. With makeup and costumes, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley created characters and origin stories similar to comic book characters: the Starchild, the Demon, the Space Ace, and the Catman. When put all together, it wasn’t just a stadium rock concert, it was dynamic performance art that is still on the road today!
Goldsmith, Stanley, and Simmons have created this book as a thanks to the KISS Army, many of whom have been devoted to the band for more than 40 years and have brought their children and grandchildren into appreciating the music, as well as the spectacle of the band’s live performances. With a simple matte white laminated padded cover that highlights the KISS logo and edged with gilding, the end result could be compared to a kind of bible, holding the relics that their supporters cherish.
On this day in KISSTORY - July 20, 2012 - KISS kicked off 'The Tour' with Motley Crue in front of over 20,000 fans at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia.
Detroit Rock City / Shout It Out Loud / I Love It Loud / Love Gun / Firehouse / War Machine / Shock Me / Hell or Hallelujah / God Of Thunder / Lick It Up / Black Diamond / Rock And Roll All Nite
Here's "Detroit Rock City" from the show: