Friday, December 31, 2010

Gene Simmons Joins Daughter On Stage

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Kiss frontman Gene Simmons surprises daughter Sophie by joining her onstage at an open mic session at Blacks Pub in Whistler, Canada! The legendary bassist stunned the crowd when he hopped up onto the stage to accompany his 18-year-old daughter after she had entertained them with a couple of songs.

After the event, a stunned Sophie Tweeted, "Open Mic w/surprise apperance (sic) from my Dad! Best gift ever! We rocked it." Proud mom Shannon Tweed was spotted taking photos in the audience. The Simmons own a property in the Whistler ski resort and are visiting for the holidays.





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Today in KISStory - December 31

1973: As Gene breathes fire, he sets his hair on fire for the first time.
1974: Dick Clarks New Years Eve marks the first TV appearance by KISS.
1993: KISS performs on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.
1996: KISS performs on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.
1999: KISS plays Vancouver, Canada and records/films material for what should have been ALIVE IV.
2000: KISS performs on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.
2003: KISS performs on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.







Thursday, December 30, 2010

Paul Stanley on KISS' Staying Power

 
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KISS Co-founder Paul Stanley on the success of the band, his art work and the band’s charitable giving.


Paul Stanley Talks About The New Lotus

KISSopolis

KISS' front man Paul Stanley was in attendance at the LA Auto Show in November to help unveil the new Lotus. Check out Paul talking about the new Lotus above at the 2:24 mark of the video.

Paul says: "It's amazing because when you have something that's as legendary and iconic as Lotus, you have to go through a period where perhaps you have to reinvent yourself or rediscover yourself," Stanley said. "And that's what makes something iconic. There cars are breathtaking because they're pieces of art. I think the Elite is spectacular. The Eterne. I think the two of those are breathtaking. But it's like looking at a beauty contest and saying who's the most beautiful. Hard to say. I think Lotus has really come out swinging this time...it's very impressive. Especially at the Paris Auto Show, people were expecting one car and this is beyond what anyone could have expected, and they're all home runs, they're all spectacular."

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Holiday Wishes From Peter Criss

 
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Merry Christmas

We wish everyone a healthy, happy holiday full of love and laughter .. God bless, Peter, Gigi & Web staff.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Paul Stanley To Appear On FOX Business Network

 www. PAULSTANLEY.com

Paul will make an appearance on the nationally-televised Fox Business Network program Varney & Company this Thursday, December 30 at 7:30 a.m. Pacific (10:30 a.m. Eastern). Paul will discuss the phenomenal success of KISS in 2010 as well as his own personal accomplishments as an artist. Varney & Company,  hosted by veteran business journalist Stuart Varney, addresses the latest happenings on Wall Street and the business world. Be sure to check your local listings and tune-in.

Thursday, December 30 at 7:30 a.m. Pacific (10:30 a.m. Eastern)


Paul Stanley To Appear On FOX Business Network

 
www. PAULSTANLEY.com

Paul will make an appearance on the nationally-televised Fox Business Network program Varney & Company this Thursday, December 30 at 7:30 a.m. Pacific (10:30 a.m. Eastern). Paul will discuss the phenomenal success of KISS in 2010 as well as his own personal accomplishments as an artist. Varney & Company,  hosted by veteran business journalist Stuart Varney, addresses the latest happenings on Wall Street and the business world. Be sure to check your local listings and tune-in.

Thursday, December 30 at 7:30 a.m. Pacific (10:30 a.m. Eastern)


New Vinnie Vincent Guitar Debuts At NAMM 2011

 
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A new Vinnie Vincent guitar model is supposed to debut at the NAMM show, which takes place in Anaheim from January 13 - 16, 2011. There is no information available, if Mr. Vincent will show up in person as well, it would be his first appearance in public since 1996. The last photo from Vinnie Vincent was published from Kissworld in 2003.

Monday, December 27, 2010

PodKISSt #39: KISSmas 2010!

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Dust off your 7-inch platform stockings and leave a glass of cold gin by the fireplace because it’s KISSmas time here on the PodKISSt! We’re joined by KISS Army Commander-in-Chief and founder Bill Starkey AND by KISS comics author and all-around creative dude Joe Casey for OUR LONGEST-EVER PODKISST YET! Even if you get socks, socks, and more socks for the holiday, this 3-part installment is gonna keep you rocking through to 2011! Music, memories, and more are just a click away, KISS Army!
  
Check Out All Three Parts Here.

Gene Simmons Thinks He's Stoned

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Ah, the power of suggestion. Gene Simmons proved just how strong it can be on 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' (Sun., 9:30PM on AETV) after eating what he thought were tainted cookies.

At a show in Amsterdam, his manager Doc McGhee came into his dressing room and picked up two trays of goodies. "Some fan brought them for the band," he said. "They shouldn't have put them out."

"I ate three," Simmons lamented.

"Well, have a fun show," Doc replied smiling.

When his son Nick came in to check on him, Simmons was starting to "feel" the affects of the cookies. "I feel like a giant," he said at one point, looming over a chair. At another, he pulled his eyes open and told his son, "Look in my eyes."

He was dazed and confused, looking around perplexed, until McGhee returned with the trays. "False alarm," he said. "These were from catering."

"The cookies are good?" Simmons asked incredulously. How could he be feeling so awful if the cookies weren't tainted?

"He doesn't even know what it is to be high, "McGhee said to Nick as the two walked off laughing, leaving Gene behind still looking as confused as he had when he thought he was stoned.

"No he doesn't," Nick agreed. But now we all know how easy it would be to convince him he is. It might have made for an interesting night if McGhee had held off on telling him until after the band's performance.


Sneak Peek: Rare Chase KISS Pop! Figure

 
KISSONLINE

Here's the Limited Edition Gene Simmons "tongue" version of the KISS Pop! figures being released in late January by Funko. Only one of these Gene Simmons rare chase figures will appear in each case of 36 KISS Pop! figures released.


Sunday, December 26, 2010

KISS Is Everywhere!

 KISSopolis

KISS shirt sighting in "Little Fockers" starring Ben Stiller. Harvey Keitel sports a KISS Shirt!

Thanks @JohnWicker33.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Gene And Shannon Enjoying Christmas Breakfast



Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed enjoying Christmas morning breakfast in Whistler, B.C., Canada.

Eddie Trunk's "KISSmas" Radio Special Tonight!

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Eddie Trunk writes on his website:

"Just a reminder that my annual Original Merry KISSmas radio special will air on Q104.3 NYC and online at www.q1043.com at 11PM EST-2AM this SATURDAY, Christmas night! Please note for Q104.3 NYC area listeners this weekend and next weekend my show is moving to Saturday instead of Friday due to the holidays. The show features 3 hours of all Kiss music from all eras and lineups and it's something I have done since 1992. A tribute to one of my all time favorite bands who essentially get 2-3 songs out of their catalog played on mainstream radio on a regular basis. KISSmas is about celebrating what I love most about Kiss, and is always overlooked, the MUSIC! So not matter if your a hard core fan, only like certain periods, or a casual fan that doesn't know much besides R&R All Night (which does NOT get played on my shows!) and wants to discover the music history of Kiss, this show is for you. Remember, this Saturday broadcast is for the Q104 audience. The KISSmas special airs on all affiliate stations usual day and time the following weekend like all the FM/syndicated shows and also on this site On Demand for AA Members. Merry KISSmas to all!"

Holiday Wishes From Gene Simmons


Gene Simmons posted the following on his Twitter account today:

"ALL THE BEST CHRISTMAS AND HOLIDAY WISHES TO YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES. MAY ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE."

Merry KISSmas!

 KISSopolis.com


Friday, December 24, 2010

Sneak Peek: New Episode Of "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" - "Keeping Up With the Demon"

KISSopolis

"Keeping Up With the Demon"

Nick enjoys the perks of being with the Band, while touring Europe with Gene. But will Nick be able to keep up with dear old Dad, and the KISS tour schedule? Meanwhile back in Los Angeles in an empty house, Shannon misses her family and jumps at the chance to help Tracy. When Tracy and her family move in, craziness ensues and Shannon doesn't know how un-invite them.

A Mini Tribute To KISS In The New Jack Black Movie "Gulliver's Travels"


Check out the trailer to Jack Black's latest movie " Gulliver's Travels" which features a mini tribute to the hottest band in the world - KISS.

Merry KISSmas Tonight On Rock 100.7

KISSONLINE FAN LETTER

Merry KISSMAS Everyone!

100.7 in Fort Smith Arkansas is having our Inaugural Merry KISSMAS! Tonight, we will play 1 hour of KISS music! We kick things off at 6 pm Central and you can listen live from our website, !

Rock1007.com

Merry KIZZMAS from Rock 100.7, KLSZ!

Geri Richards 

KISS Take Over Rock Radio

ROCK RADIO.CO.UK

Paul Stanley and Tommy Thayer of KISS take control of Rock Radio on Christmas Day from 6pm to 8pm.

They'll be playing Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath and KISS. They'll also be playing the songs that have helped shape them as a band.

www.ROCKRADIO.co.uk



Gene Simmons Speaking Engagements

 

Gene Simmons has posted the following update on his website GeneSimmons.com:

If you look over to the top left, you will see a host of Speaking Engagement dates I have booked for the new year.


The history of my Speaking Engagements started quite naturally, when the books I wrote ("Kiss And Makeup", "Sex Money Kiss" and "Ladies Of The Night") all became NY Times and LA Times Best Sellers.


The first two books were semi-autobiographies, along with my business philosophies and life style choices.
I started receiving quite a number of emails inquiring whether I'd be interested in being the Keynote Speaker at various functions. This led to a Speaking Tour Of Australia a few years ago. Tickets were $175. And then I stated receiving a downpour of speaking engagements... Keynote Speaker at MIPCOM in Cannes, France... Keynote Speaker at M FOR MONTREAL Festival in Canada... Keynote Speaker for the EO (The Entrepreneur Organization), in Los Angeles, as well for their chapter in Edmonton, Canada. There are too many others to mention here.

Suffice it to say I will keep you all informed about these events. They have morphed more into Power of Branding and Maximizing Your Profit Potential events... and we urge you to attend when we come to your town.

Send Inquiries to: WEBMISTRESS@GENESIMMONS.COM

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Simmons' Speech To Highlight Branding

 timestranscript.canadaeast.com

Atlantic Brand Confabulation tickets still available

Amid all the pomp and circumstance that surrounds legendary rock star Gene Simmons, one could be forgiven for forgetting that he is, at the end of the day, a businessman.

Underneath the face-painted demon playing bass in rock band KISS is a man who came from next to nothing and turned himself into a successful, world-renowned business mogul.

One could draw a comparison between Simmons' alter egos and the Atlantic Brand Confabulation, the event the rocker will be appearing at on Friday, Jan. 14 in Moncton at Casino New Brunswick.

While the event promises a three-course dinner, paparazzi, red carpet, swag bags, music, speakers, prizes and more, the event also serves as a business function, says organizer Brad LeBlanc of The Momentum Group.

If you're a businessperson looking to establish or market a brand, LeBlanc says the Confabulation is the place to be.

"He is one of the best," LeBlanc says of Simmons' branding finesse. "Yes, he's sold 100 million albums, and yes, he's sold over 3,000 branding rights for the KISS logo alone, but he's also a master of personal branding for himself. He even branded his family, with (his hit reality television show) Family Jewels," he says.

LeBlanc points out that Simmons built his business empire from nothing.

Born in Haifa, Israel in 1949, Simmons was the only child of his mother, a survivor of a Nazi concentration camp. Mother and son emigrated to New York, where in 1972, Simmons founded legendary face-painted rockers KISS.

Over nearly 40 years, he has turned the band into a marketing machine, with merchandise including comic books, lunch boxes, pinball machines, computer games, wine, clothing and even toilet paper and coffins featuring the faces of KISS's four members.

"I've never been to a KISS concert, I've never seen a KISS concert, but when someone says 'kiss,' I picture the KISS logo in lights," LeBlanc says. "I can't tell you why that is. I'm not a rock music fan, but the brand supersedes even the brand 'Gene Simmons.'"

The rocker operates his own record label, can be seen weekly on the hit reality show Gene Simmons Family Jewels, has released best-selling books and has dabbled in acting and producing bands.
"Gene is not going to stand there and tell you what makes a good logo," LeBlanc says. "He's going to stand there and tell you what it means to be a brand, to set a brand, to live a brand and to never differ from that brand."

Simmons will give his speech, entitled "Gene Simmons, Rich & Famous," and will also take some audience questions at the Atlantic Brand Confabulation.

Also speaking at the event is Nova Scotia-based musician Dave Carroll, who slugged it out on the music scene for years before shooting to stardom seemingly overnight a few years ago when he released a music video online for his song, United Breaks Guitars, after U.S. airline employees broke one of his guitars and refused to reimburse Carroll.

A successful and sought-after speaker, Carroll turned a negative experience into something that forced an airline to look at its own business practices. At the same time, Taylor Guitars, the maker of Carroll's beloved six-string, benefitted from the attention.

Carroll will speak about branding, customer service, social media and social responsibility.
And a third speaker has been added to the bill in Gair Maxwell, a Moncton author and entrepreneur who released his first book, Nuts, Bolts and a Few Loose Screws: Common Threads of Remarkable People and Seamless Brands, earlier this year.

Maxwell travels as a professional speaker, delivering close to 100 presentations a year. He is also the businessman behind successful branding company The Seamless Brand.

In addition to all this, Gene Simmons is expected to make an appearance at Moncton Chrysler, the event's presenting sponsor, sometime in the future for an exclusive meet-and-greet.

* The Atlantic Brand Confabulation takes place Friday, Jan. 14 from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $249. They're available at The Momentum Group's offices, 260 Champlain St., or by phone at 854-8759. For more information, visit www.thebrandedtour.ca online.

KISS' "Sonic Boom" Makes Billboard's Best Of 2010 Hard Rock Albums List

 
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KISS' "Sonic Boom" makes Billboard's "Best of 2010" hard rock albums list. The list reflects year-end top-selling hard rock and metal albums, ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

01. Dark Horse - NICKELBACK
02. A Thousand Suns - LINKIN PARK
03. Iron Man 2 (Soundtrack) - AC/DC
04. The Oracle - GODSMACK
05. Nightmare - AVENGED SEVENFOLD
06. Asylum - DISTURBED
07. Dear Agony - BREAKING BENJAMIN
08. The Sound Of Madness - SHINEDOWN
09. Them Crooked Vultures - THEM CROOKED VULTURES
10. Valleys Of Neptune - JIMI HENDRIX
11. Night Castle - TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA
12. War Is The Answer - FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
13. Life Starts Now - THREE DAYS GRACE
14. Greatest Hits - FOO FIGHTERS
15. Scream - OZZY OSBOURNE
16. Memento Mori - FLYLEAF
17. Fever - BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
18. Black Gives Way To Blue - ALICE IN CHAINS
19. Backspacer - PEARL JAM
20. Cage The Elephant - CAGE THE ELEPHANT
21. Full Circle - CREED
22. Greatest Hits - MÖTLEY CRÜ
23. Slash - SLASH
24. Diamond Eyes - DEFTONES
25. Hellbilly Deluxe 2 - ROB ZOMBIE
26. Korn III: Remember Who You Are - KORN
27. Scars & Souvenirs - THEORY OF A DEADMAN
28. The Final Frontier - IRON MAIDEN
29. Stone Temple Pilots - STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
30. Mudvayne - MUDVAYNE
31. Tri-Polar - SICK PUPPIES
32. Audio Secrecy - STONE SOUR
33. Greatest Hits - THE WHO
34. Greatest Hits - BON JOVI
35. Powerless Rise - AS I LAY DYING
36. All Hope Is Gone - SLIPKNOT
37. Year Of The Black Rainbow - COHEED AND CAMBRIA
38. Stampede - HELLYEAH
39. Chickenfoot - CHICKENFOOT
40. Swan Songs - HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD
41. Order Of The Black - BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
42. Volume 4: Songs In The Key Of Love And Hate - PUDDLE OF MUDD
43. All Night Long - BUCKCHERRY
44. For We Are Many - ALL THAT REMAINS
45. Desperate Measures - HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD
46. Miss America - SAVING ABEL
47. Custom Built - BRET MICHAELS
48. Cold Day Memory - SEVENDUST
49. World Painted Blood - SLAYER
50. Sonic Boom - KISS

Sonic Boom is the 19th studio album and the first in 11 years from band Kiss, released on October 6, 2009. The album was recorded at Conway Recording Studios in Hollywood, CA and produced by the band's co-leader Paul Stanley and co-produced by Greg Collins.

Soundscan is the official method of tracking sales of music and music video products throughout the United States and Canada. 

See Billboard's list HERE.

KISS Skis

 
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE

Check out these cool new KISS Skis from Faction of Switzerland.

Need a ski that is bigger, stiffer, straighter and likes to Rock, then surely you got to take your lead from KISS.

These skis are designed for those who want a high performance big mountain ski. A ski that is stiff and stable at serious speed and no excuses for holding back with the Rockered tip to take you over the crud and through the powder.

Order now at www.Factionskis.com


The product photos were taken by Craig Douglas. 

KISS Pop! Figures

 
KISSonline

Here are the completed KISS Pop! figures being released in late January by Funko.


Eddie Trunk's "KISSmas" Radio Special This Weekend

 
www.eddietrunk.com

Eddie Trunk's KISSmas radio special is live on Q104.3 FM NYC area this SATURDAY Christmas night at 11PM EST.

Hear it online in the USA at www.q1043.com. All Kiss, all eras, all lineups. 

Eddie Trunk writes on his website:

"Just a reminder that my annual Original Merry KISSmas radio special will air on Q104.3 NYC and online at www.q1043.com at 11PM EST-2AM this SATURDAY, Christmas night! Please note for Q104.3 NYC area listeners this weekend and next weekend my show is moving to Saturday instead of Friday due to the holidays. The show features 3 hours of all Kiss music from all eras and lineups and it's something I have done since 1992. A tribute to one of my all time favorite bands who essentially get 2-3 songs out of their catalog played on mainstream radio on a regular basis. KISSmas is about celebrating what I love most about Kiss, and is always overlooked, the MUSIC! So not matter if your a hard core fan, only like certain periods, or a casual fan that doesn't know much besides R&R All Night (which does NOT get played on my shows!) and wants to discover the music history of Kiss, this show is for you. Remember, this Saturday broadcast is for the Q104 audience. The KISSmas special airs on all affiliate stations usual day and time the following weekend like all the FM/syndicated shows and also on this site On Demand for AA Members. Merry KISSmas to all!"

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Gene Simmons On Paul Stanley

 
KISSopolis.com

Last night on TBS' "Lopez Tonight", host George Lopez asked guest and friend Gene Simmons what his relationship is like with KISS' lead singer Paul Stanley. Here's how the conversation went:

George: "What's your relationship like...I know its a long relationship...you and Paul Stanley are like brother's."

Gene: "More than that...if I was in jail...I'd want him right there with me. I'm an only child. If I had a brother it would certainly be Paul Stanley, because even though we're completely different, we're like a piece of chocolate cake. There's the cream and there's the devil's food. I like devil's food, I don't like the creamy stuff. If you see some of the cream gone from chocolate cake you know he's been there. If you see the devil's food...so we compliment each other. He's...he's the best partner you could ever have."

George: "I think you are correct, because you're going on 40 years, and the time I spent with you guys in Europe, you guys are better than you've ever been."

Gene: "Better than we've ever been...and there's no better front man on the face of the planet. He can...I tell you what...he can jump up...he does 'jump ups' four feet off of the ground on 7 inch heels. Nobody touches him."


My Little KISS Pony

KISS Army Spain
Finnish artist Mari Kasurinen transforms pop culture icons and toys into custom works of art. Here is a "My Little Pony" that she has KISSed!

Merry KISS-mas From Guitar Hero!

GuitarHeroGames

Just in time for Christmas - three new downloadable tracks from KISS! "Rock and Roll All Nite," "Calling Dr. Love," and "Detroit Rock City" - get them today!


www.GuitarHero.com
www.facebook.com/GuitarHero
www.twitter.com/GuitarHero

Gene Simmons' Rock 'n' Roll Adventures

www.lopeztonight.com

Gene talks about the undying love he has for his wife, and KISS co-founder Paul Stanley. Plus, Gene relates wild stories from the road, including sleeping with a nun-to-be, and signing a human leg that a fan threw onto the stage!

Sneak Peek: KISS Bobbleheads

 
KISSonline.com

Here are the completed KISS Bobbleheads being released in late January from Funko.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Gene Simmons On Lopez Tonight

 
www.interbridge.com

Late Night TV Page posts that Gene Simmons will be a guest on Lopez Tonight- tonight. The show airs 11PM EST /10PM Central on TBS.

http://www.interbridge.com/lineups.html

Gene Simmons Family Jewels - The Complete Season 4 and 5

 
www.edgeboston.com /  by Howie Green

The Gene Simmons - Shannon Tweed clan are back for two more DVD seasons of their unreality show with 35 episodes and a few fun bonus features mostly featuring extra footage and scenes. In these two seasons worth of Simmons/Tweed family fun episodes the ladies take the reigns and clearly they are brains behind this whole operation.

Daughter Sophie has now grown up to be a beautiful, smart and driven young lady who is trying out her talents and curiosity with different projects supported by her meddling father and supportive mom. Son Nick seems to be floundering a bit with these two seasons with dreams of being a rock star or comic book creator or something cool, if only he could figure out what.

As for Shannon, she is, well, just the coolest member of the household and being the only one who has figured out how to work the whole demon-dad-rock-star-with-billions, and the only one who seems content and having fun with their whole ludicrous life.

Among the fun goofy episodes contained on these discs is Gene’s crocodile hunting trip, Gene’s 60th birthday, Sophie’s Sweet 16 Birthday party, Shannon’s attempt to play a roller derby babe in a film, Nick’s moving out and Gene’s appearance on "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader" (he is!).

All in all you can’t beat this fun family out to try to one-up old dad and usually losing to the aging rock star. Yes, it’s all just as contrived as any other "reality" show but as long as Shannon Tweed is along for the ride you’re going to have a good time. Here’s to Season Eight!

Order yours HERE.

Celebrate KISSmas This Year With Track Packs For Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock And DJ Hero 2

 
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This year, we’re not just celebrating Christmas. We’re celebrating KISS-Mas with a new track pack for Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock

 Gene Simmons is not just the voice of the Demi-God of Warriors of Rock, he is also one of the voices in the new tracks that are being made available for download by Activision. The Kiss-mas pack contains “Rock And Roll All Nite,” “Detroit Rock City” and “Calling Dr. Love.”

In addition, Activision made DLC plans for DJ Hero 2 with three remixed Linkin Park tracks. Tracks “The Catalyst” mixed with Does It Offend You, Yeah?, “When They Come For Me” mixed with Diplo and “Pts.OF.Athrty” are available as of today.

Both track packs are available as of today. Read on for pricing details on respective platforms.

SANTA MONICA, CA - December 21, 2010 - Just in time for the holidays, Activision Publishing Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar Hero®: Warriors of Rock and DJ Hero® 2 are giving the gift that will keep fans rocking and mixing with new downloadable content from two of the world's best-selling artists KISS and Linkin Park.

Gene Simmons, who voiced the Demi-God of Rock in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, is back this holiday season and has brought the boys of KISS with him. Beginning today Guitar Hero® aficionados can celebrate the holidays KISS style with a KISS-mas trio of tracks featuring everyone's favorite KISS songs. The KISS-mas Track Pack contains one of the bands biggest hits and possibly one of the greatest rock songs of all time, "Rock And Roll All Nite," along with two other hit KISS tracks, "Detroit Rock City" and "Calling Dr. Love."

Linkin Park are no strangers to the remix realm, having collaborated on crossover tracks with everyone from hip-hop icon JAY-Z to world-renowned DJ Hero remixer and consultant Z-Trip. Now, two Linkin Park tracks off of their 2010 number one selling album A Thousand Suns have received the exclusive DJ Hero remix treatment as downloadable content for DJ Hero 2, including "The Catalyst (Does It Offend You, Yeah? Remix)" and a mashup of "When They Come For Me" by legendary turntablist, producer and DJ Hero alumni, Diplo. Available beginning today, and rounding out the three track Linkin Park Mix Pack, is a mashup of "Pts.OF.Athrty" from the band's 2002 remix album, Reanimation.

The KISS-mas Track Pack for the Guitar Hero Music Library will be available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 440 Microsoft Points, on the PlayStation®Store for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system for $5.49 and for Wii™ for 550 Wii Points™. All songs in the KISS-mas Track Pack will also be released as downloadable singles for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 160 Microsoft Points, PlayStation 3 system for $1.99 and Wii for 200 Wii Points each. In addition to the in-game music store and Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 owners can expand their Guitar Hero music library using the Guitar Hero VIP Pass Music Store, available exclusively on Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network.

The Linkin Park Mix Pack for DJ Hero 2 will be available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 640 Microsoft Points; and on the PlayStation®Store for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system for $7.99. All mixes will be released as downloadable singles for Wii™ for 300 Wii Points™.

For more information about Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rockand the entire line-up of downloadable songs and disc imports, please visit www.guitarhero.com, www.facebook.com/guitarhero and www.twitter.com/guitarhero. For more information about DJ Hero 2 and the complete list of mixes available for download, please visit www.djhero.com, www.facebook.com/djhero and www.twitter.com/djhero.

Pictures Of Gene Simmons Streaking

KISSopolis.com/ Photos: (SPLASH / AOP)

As we reported earlier, last night on a new episode of 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' Gene lost a bet to Shannon Tweed and had to strip and run around the golf course in his birthday suit.

Just in case you missed it - here are the photos! Viewer discretion is advised.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Gene Simmons -- Hard Proof He Banged 5,000 Chicks

 
TMZ Staff 

Gene Simmons not only claims to have knocked boots with around 5,000 women in his lifetime -- dude claims he can prove it ... saying he took Polaroid pics of practically EVERY SINGLE ONE.

During a kiss and tell session on the "Woody & The Wake-Up Call" show today on WCOL -- Gene says he took "Polaroid photos of the ladies who graced the bed in my room" during his 37 years of touring with KISS.

Gene then copped to having "right under 5,000" Polaroid snapshots of his conquests -- with each woman holding the key to the hotel room where Gene conducted the coitus.

Coffee table book, anyone?


Gene Simmons Streaks On Golf Course

 
www.musicrooms.net

Gene Simmons has shown off his own family jewels on his reality TV show.

The former KISS rocker was forced to streak after he lost a bet on the golf course.

Viewers watched as the 61-year-old stripped off and ran naked through a set of sprinklers on the A&E network show Gene Simmons: Family Jewels on Sunday night.

He was also caught on camera having a piddle in the bushes after drinking four cocktails while playing a round with his partner, one-time Playboy playmate Shannon Tweed.


Happy Birthday Peter Criss

KISSopolis.com

Happy Birthday to the original "Catman" Peter Criss. We love you, Peter!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

New KISS Merchandise

 
www.KISSONLINE.com

Here's are some of the latest KISS items to be released in retail stores.

Pictured are:

KISS Destroyer Bottle Cooler
KISS Destroyer Travel Tumbler
KISS Destroyer Coffee Mug
KISS Creatures of the Night Can Cooler
KISS Army Keychain
KISS Silicone Shaped Bandz Collector Packs

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Gene And Nick Simmons At A 'Guitar Hero' Event In L.A.

GeneSimmons.com

Here's a photo of Gene and Nick Simmons out in L.A. at a 'Guitar Hero' event.

Today In KISStory - 2007

 
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The KISSOLOGY 3 DVD is released. Kissology Volume Three: 1992–2000 is a DVD/Home Video released by Kiss and VH1 Classic Records. It was released on December 18, 2007.

Kissology Vol. 3 is the third installment of the Kiss archival video series. The set covers the band's 1990s career on three discs, with a special fourth disc included containing the earliest known performance footage of Kiss, filmed on December 22, 1973. The set also features four separate bonus discs sold only within initial first pressings. It was certified 8x Platinum by RIAA.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Gene Simmons/Bruce Kulick "Ain't Gonna Die" Remix For Your Holiday Parties!

 
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Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick writes on his website:

I would like thank all my friends and fans for an amazing year! The reaction and support for my solo disc BK3 has been wonderful. SO... I would like to share with you all something very cool. I have worked with many producers through the years, but a very talented friend of mine in Holland has created a unique collaboration of a track from BK3, producer Chew Fu.

I did some session work for Chew Fu years ago, and of course we have kept in touch. Chew Fu is known for his work with mega artists such as Lady Gaga, and in 2009 had a huge hit with her song "Love Game" feat. Marilyn Manson. Pretty cool! He has also worked with Grammy winners Rihanna, Kayne West, Kings of Leon, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and Black Eyed Peas. And he is a huge KISS fan as well!

Well, once he got his hands on BK3 he asked me for the original files for the recording of "Ain't Gonna Die" (the track that features Gene on vocals) so he could do a remix. So as my KISSMAS gift to you all, I am very happy to share this song for you to listen and, if you dare, dance along to Gene Simmons and BK in this unique Chew Fu collaboration.

You can listen to it in the streaming audio player on the front page of the site. Just press play! Please let me know what you think about this track, you can leave a comment on my Facebook page, as I believe it is really something special for you to enjoy. Also, be sure to check out Chew Fu and learn more about his amazing work.

I want you all to have a wonderful holiday season, so keep things safe, but please TURN IT UP!

Merry KISSMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Visit Bruce's website HERE.

Paul Stanley's House (Los Angeles)

 
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The hard rock guitarist and vocalist for the rock band "KISS" lives here. The 9,000 sq ft Tuscan-style gated villa was built for him in 1996 and purchased through his long-time attorney (which is the same as bandmate Gene Simmons). It has outdoor fountains, a swimming pool and a column-lined loggia that looks west toward the Pacific. After the birth of his son, his art studio got moved to the 2,000 sq ft guest/pool house.


View Paul's house HERE.

'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' Airing Schedule

Gene Simmons Family Jewels Billboard

 
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Check out this new billboard for Gene Simmons Family Jewels spotted on Sunset Boulevard.

Thanks to the 'KISS Army Vixens' - Carol Port and Arlene Sacco - for this photo. 


KISS Interviewed By Spain's ROCK METAL TV In 2008


MSN / Rock Metal TV recently conducted an interview with KISS members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons in 2008. Unseen until now.

Watch the interview HERE.

Pacific University To Be Featured On Gene Simmons Family Jewels

 
www.pacificu.edu / By Joe Lang

'Gene's Handicap,' set at the University's Legends Golf Classic last summer, airs Sunday, Dec. 19. Broadcast time depends on viewers' subscription service.

Sunday, December 19, A&E’s critically acclaimed reality TV series Gene Simmons Family Jewels will feature the 2010 Pacific University Legends Golf Classic, hosted by Tommy Thayer. The event was held this past August at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha, Oregon.

Thayer, the lead guitarist for legendary rock band KISS and member of Pacific's Board of Trustees, persuaded band-mate and KISS co-founder Gene Simmons to participate in the auction-concert-golf fundraiser that benefits the University's intercollegiate student-athletes. Check out the trailer.

The broadcast of “Gene's Handicap" will chronicle Simmons’ first attempt at golf and air at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. (PST) for satellite dish subscribers (DirecTV, Dish Network), or 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. (PST) for cable subscribers (Comcast, Time Warner, Charter).

Appearances include Thayer, Simmons' partner Shannon Tweed, KISS manager Doc McGhee, as well as Pacific University alumni, parents and friends in attendance.

The 2010 Legends Golf Classic hosted by Tommy Thayer grossed more than $425,000 for Pacific student-athletes. More than 400 people attended a celebrity auction, dinner and concert, and 185 participated in the golf tournament.

Simmons proved to be a significant moneymaker for the University as the opportunity to play golf with him and McGhee raised $30,000 at the Sunday live auction. The prospect of playing golf with tournament host Thayer fetched $10,000.

A field of 23 celebrities from the sports and music worlds participated in the tournament, including sportscaster and news correspondent Lisa Guerrero and former Oregon football coach Mike Bellotti.

Editor's Note: Check out the trailer of the Gene Simmons Family Jewels “Gene's Handicap" episode. For technical assistance, including rights to broadcast or embed the trailer video, please contact Joe Lang at (503) 352-2902 or jlang@pacificu.edu.

Sponsorships and reservations for the 2011 event, to be held July 31 and August 1, are now available. For more information, please call Brian Hess at (503) 352-2211 or visit Pacific Legends Golf.

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