On this day in KISSTORY - February 28, 1996 - the four original members of KISS - Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss make a surprise appearance at the 38th annual Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles in full KISS makeup and costume, the first time in 17 years! The band co-presented the "Best Pop Performance" with the late Tupac Shakur.



On this day in KISSTORY - February 28, 2003 - KISS rocked Etihad Stadium (formerly known as Telstra Dome) in Melbourne, Australia. The band performed with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra during portions of the show.

The show was recorded for a live album (KISS Symphony: Alive IV) and DVD.



On this day in KISSTORY - February 28, 2013 - KISS opened their Australian MONSTER Tour at a packed arena in Perth.


KISS / Army of Darkness Comic Series Debuts Feb 28!


The Hottest Band in the World and Demon Hunter Ash Team Up in KISS / Army of Darkness Comic Series

KISS teams up with demon slayer Ash to take on the Evil Dead in Dynamite Entertainment's KISS / Army of Darkness five issue mini-series. The limited title is written by Chad Bowers and Chris Sims. Artwork is provided by the talented Ruairi Coleman. Look for it in comic shops on February 28th.

In KISS / Army of Darkness #1, the Hottest Band in the World is on top of the world and rocking faces until the night disciples of The Destroyer show up and the band disappears. With the tour canceled, a young Ash misses one of the most important events of his life that will change his destiny. Now the Chosen One has to get back on the right path and join the KISS ARMY OF DARKNESS!




Q & A with Paul Stanley of KISS


VACAVILLE — Paul Stanley, rhythm guitarist/singer/songwriter for the rock band KISS, made an appearance Tuesday in Vacaville at Rock & Brews, the chain of restaurants he, along with bandmate Gene Simmons and others, founded.

The purpose of Stanley’s appearance was twofold: to promote the rock-themed restaurant and to honor military members, 200 of whom were treated to a free luncheon.

Stanley’s career with KISS goes back more than four decades and includes selling more than 75 million records worldwide. In addition to his time spent touring while wearing the band’s iconic makeup and recording both band and solo albums, Stanley has indulged in other interests.

They include writing a memoir, performing on Broadway in the title role of “The Phantom of the Opera,” touring with Paul Stanley’s Soul Station, which plays classic Motown and other R & B hits, creating fine art paintings and working with an organization called About Face that helps children born with facial differences.

Stanley answered a few questions for the Daily Republic before the military luncheon Tuesday.

Q: Do you have any stories about how your music helped fans?

A: The stories are so numerous, it’s hard to pick one. I’m thankful the music can be an inspiration to them and something for them to hold on to. It’s great to hear people say I helped get through tough times – getting through school or through a death in the family. It’s always great to know you are an inspiration to people.


A KISS Army Marching Into Darkness


The world famous face-painted rock and roll band, KISS, once again cuts loose in comics, but this time against the threat of deadites! Read this interview about the upcoming KISS/Army of Darkness #1 (DEC171397) from Dynamite Entertainment which hits comic shops next February!

KISS/Army of Darkness #1 (DEC171397) is in comic shops February 28.

D.E.: What drew you to taking on this project, and what's been your favorite part of working on it thus far?

Chris Sims: When we did our first Army of Darkness comic, I talked in interviews about how ADO was the only thing that I ever wrote fan-fiction about when I was a kid. I never posted it anywhere -- and I'm old enough that I wrote it on a computer without a modem to even connect to the Internet, so it's been lost to the ages -- but it happened, and it won't surprise you that

I spent a lot of time wondering what would happen if I could throw Ash into a crossover, too. Dynamite has done some really great ones in the past, but this one is shaping up to be one of the wildest, if only because we get to put our own spin on the idea of KISS as a kickass interdi­ mensional supernatural strike-force. Get it?

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