Gene Simmons talks about Pixel, release of new KISS Live Cases

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One change that Google made when they launched their Pixel line of smartphones last year was to ramp up the marketing of their new line of devices. What better way to continue that effort as we hit the summer months than through a partnership with a brand that may be synonymous with unique marketing, the super band KISS, and in particular frontman Gene Simmons who has become a brand unto himself. Google has partnered with KISS to make new Live Cases for Pixel and Nexus phones available and spent some time interviewing Gene Simmons in conjunction with the launch about his love for his Pixel phone.

Simmons shared that he really likes his Pixel phone, especially the camera and the great photos he has been able to capture with it. He also noted his attraction to the design of the Pixel and how technologically advanced it is while remaining easy to use. Simmons shared that one of the big uses he gets from the device is the ability to search for new places to eat when out on the road. Being a musician, he also noted that he is constantly using the Google Assistant to listen to music throughout the day.

As far as the Live Cases, Simmons says it was exciting for him and his KISS bandmates to work with Google to design the new cases. He thinks Live Cases may be a new form of the classic concert t-shirt in giving fans a way to show their love for the band.

If you are interested in buying one of the new KISS Live Cases, head on over to the Google Store.



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Google has joined forces with KISS, one of the world’s most influential rock bands, in a deal brought in by Sophie Simmons, for a new line of Artwork Live Cases that bring the KISS Experience to the palm of your hand. The cases feature 12 exclusive designs, each drawing upon the band’s iconic visual history and reimagined for the digital age.  Each case also comes with a suite of live wallpapers, which allow the exclusive designs to be animated on your phone screen.

Artworks Live Case blends Google innovation with beautiful case design, creating a unique phone case that does more than just protect your phone. The series features works by today’s leading artists and designers that can be customized to fit your personal style. Each Live Case has three key features: a designed case, Live Wallpaper, and programmable shortcut button.

Availability:     Online at the Google Store, in the US, Canada, Australia, UK, and Germany

Devices:         Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5x, and Nexus 6p 

Cost:         $40 per case

CLICK HERE to order now!

What makes a Live Case  more than just a phone case? 

- Exclusive designs by top artists and designers at accessible prices that can be personalized 

- A programmable shortcut button means a smart case for your smartphone. Program it to launch your Live Wallpaper, camera, a website, or favorite app instantly. 

- Companion Live Wallpapers turn your screen into a gallery, with designs by your Live Case artist rotating throughout the day

How does a Live Case sync with my phone? 

Your Live Case is powered by Near Field Communication (NFC), the same technology that lets you to pay for things with your phone. When you snap on your Live Case, it syncs with your Pixel through NFC. You can program it to launch your camera, flashlight, or favorite app. 



On this day in KISSTORY - May 30, 2015 - KISS opened their 2015 European Tour before a massive crowd at Olympic Stadium in Munich, Germany.

Photo by Keith Leroux

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