Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Exclusive Preview: "Archie Meets KISS"

Archie Comics has provided CBR News with an exclusive preview of the first chapter of Alex Segura and Dan Parent's "Archie Meets Kiss." The storyline kicks off in "Archie" #627, in stores this week, and the publisher is joining forces with KISS co-founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley to celebrate with a signing at Golden Apple Comics in Hollywood, CA. The signing, also featuring Segura and Parent, takes place Wednesday, November 30 at 7PM, with wristbands available to the first 100 people to visit Golden Apple starting at 10AM. 

See more of "Archie Meets KISS" HERE.

Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley Signing "Archie Meets KISS" Tonight - Comic In Stores Today

Golden Apple Comics

 Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons will hold a signing session at Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles to celebrate the release of 'ARCHIE MEETS KISS!' The event takes place tonight, Wednesday, November 30th. Wristbands will be available at 10 AM with the purchase of the comic book. The event is limited to 100 fans and two items per person.




'Archie Meets KISS Part 1: Riverdale Rock City.' The biggest band in rock history invades Riverdale! When the Archies find their town overrun by monsters because of a spell gone wrong, can the KISS gang save the day? Find out in part one of this four-part epic featuring KISS! Features a regular cover by Dan Parent and a variant cover by Francesco Francavilla.

Script: Alex Segura
Art & Cover: Dan Parent
Variant Cover: Francesco Francavilla

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 11/30/11
32-page, full color comic - $2.99 US.

Collect the entire 4-issue arc when you Subscribe to ARCHIE MEETS KISS HERE.

New Costumes & Stage Show For KISS' "Monster" Tour

During the 2011 Holland KISS expo this past Sunday, November 27th, KISS drummer Eric Singer mentioned that KISS will "tour until 2013 and they'll have a brand new show and costumes."

Q&A With KISS Drummer Eric Singer At The 2011 Holland KISS Expo

Q&A with KISS drummer Eric Singer at the 2011 Holland KISS expo.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Photos: 2011 Holland KISS Fan Expo

Here are some photos from the KISS Fan Expo in Enschede, Holland. What a great event! This past Sunday, over 500 fans from around Europe gathered to celebrated all things KISS! Eric Singer spent the entire day signing autographs and posing for photos, fans shopped for KISS kollectibles and merchandise, and KISS on the Rocks ended the evening with an explosive set of KISS classics!

KISS Featured In German "Rock Hard" Magazine

The Rock Hard KISS Special magazine will be available tomorrow in Germany. The magazine includes new interviews with Gene Simmons and Peter Criss, news about the new KISS album "Monster", as well as stories from fans and posters of the band.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Eric Singer Signing Autographs At The Holland KISS Expo

KISS drummer Eric Singer signing fan autogrpahs at the 2011 Holland KISS expo on November 27, 2011.

Ace Frehley Forced To Cancel U.K. Dates After Fracturing Wrist

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has been forced to cancel his previously announced U.K. dates due to a fractured left wrist resulting from a fall in his home yesterday (Sunday, November 27). Doctors applied a fiberglass cast to Frehley’s hand and arm, and he has been instructed not to play guitar or use his wrist for a minimum of ten days. Ace would like to convey his deepest heartfelt apologies to all of his U.K. fans and to make it up to them, has already signed on to headline Hard Rock Hell festival in December 2012. He hopes to be able to announce the additional rescheduled dates soon.

Affected dates:

Dec. 01 – Cardiff, Wales – Coal Exchange
Dec. 03 – Pontins Prestatyn, North Wales – Hard Rock Hell Festival
Dec. 04 – London, England – Islington Academy

Ace Frehley’s book, “No Regrets: A Rock ‘N’ Roll Memoir”, landed at position No. 10 on the New York Times “Hardcover Nonfiction” best sellers list. The book, which is described as a look back at Ace’s “life of sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll,” arrived on November 1 via Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

“No Regrets”, which was published under Gallery’s VH1 Books imprint, was co-written by New York Times journalist Joe Layden who also authored “The Last Great Fight” about what is considered by many to be the biggest upset in the history of boxing: James “Buster” Douglas’ tenth-round knockout win over Mike Tyson in 1990.

Frehley performed with KISS from its inception in 1973 until his first departure in 1982 before rejoining KISS in 1996 for a very successful reunion tour. Frehley’s second stint lasted until 2002 as Ace went back to being a solo artist again, but the stories and memories still remain from touring in one of rock and roll’s most successful acts of all time.

Eric Singer Talks About Ace Frehley At The Holland KISS Expo

KISS drummer Eric Singer answers a question about working with Ace Frehley in KISS. Eric was the special guest at this past weekends Holland KISS expo.

KISS Pandas Promo

KISS Pandas now available at Spencer's and FYE stores Christmas 2011.

Gene Simmons In Canadian Grey Cup Parade

The Globe & Mail/THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

(CP)   Rock star Gene Simmons, of the band KISS, looks out from inside a car while participating in the Grey Cup parade with his wife and children in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday November 26, 2011. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and B.C. Lions are scheduled to play in the Canadian Football League’s 99th Grey Cup Sunday in Vancouver.   

Bruce Kulick, Jon Corabi & Bob Kulick Perform "Strutter" & "Beth" At The Helsinki KISS Expo

Here is fan video of former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, along with singer/guitarist Jon Corabi (Angora, The Scream, Mötley Crüe, Union and ESP) & Bruce's brother Bob Kulick (guitarist and Grammy Award-winning record producer, best known for his studio work with KISS) performing the KISS classics "Strutter" & "Beth" at the 2011 Helsinki KISS Expo in Finland on Saturday, November 26, 2011.

Q&A With Bruce Kulick & Bob Kulick At The Helsinki KISS Expo

Bruce and Bob Kulick answering the fans` questions at KISS EXPO, Nosturi, Helsinki, Finland. Bob tells about Killers and Creatures sessions and death of Eric Carr and how KISS took his tragic death. Also they told about their future plans in 2012.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Holland KISS Expo Info

The Holland KISS Expo with special guest KISS drummer Eric Singer takes place this Sunday at Poppodium Atak in Enschede. Here is some information on the Expo: 


14.00 hrs Doors open for VIP’s only
Eric will meet the VIP’s first, starting right after VIP’s enter the venue.
15.00 hrs General admission
15.30 hrs Q&A Eric Singer (* see below)
16.15 hrs Make up contest hosted by Eric Singer (** see below)
17.00 hrs Meet & Greet for General admission ticket holders (*** see below)
20.30 hrs Kiss on the Rocks in concert

Q&A Eric Singer:
You can still hand in your questions for Eric. Send an e-mail with your question to: with your name and your question.

Make-up contest:
Eric looks forward seeing all of you in make up. For the best looking Kiss outfits/make up there will be prices by Kissonline. Best looking kid, best looking catman, best looking girl, make sure you’re there and we can spot you!

Please note: friends of Kiss on the Rocks and tribute bands / professional impersonators will not be able to join in the contest.

Meet & Greet:
Due to the high turn-out (only few tickets left) we will be forced to do an efficient meet & greet with Eric. Please understand Eric will not be able to sign multiple items (just one item per person). He wants to meet all of you, but with over 400 people there, we will have to keep this efficient to ensure everyone gets their autograph. Please work with the organization to make this a party for all. Everyone will be getting a wristband which will be removed after meeting Eric and getting your autograph. VIP pass holders will also receive a VIP laminate.

We have a surprise after the tribute bands gets on stage, so make sure you will stay until the end. That shouldn’t be a problem after all: we have dealers from all over Europe and the USA, and will be showing some great Kiss footage on DVD. Kiss on the Rocks has some special surprises as well.

Dressed To Kill Corner On Street View

Google's got it covered: Rock 'n' roll history is just a click or two away as Street View captures the locations of iconic album photos.

Dressed To Kill, KISS
Anyone walking along 8th Avenue in New York City might get a sudden jarring feeling that they are being watched by some slightly leery goons in face paint and ill-fitting suits. That's because the corner of 23rd Street and 8th is the location for Kiss's third studio album cover.

The idea originally came from a photoshoot for Creem magazine - depicting Kiss as superheroes, who would eventually swoop down to save an audience from the perceived 'horrors' of a John Denver concert.

One picture required the band to dress in their mild-mannered 'Clark Kent' suits, and photographer Bob Gruen took this picture as they were heading back to their car from the studio.

The only member of the band to actually own a suit was drummer Peter Criss, left, which explains why the rest of the band can barely fit in their borrowed threads (Gene Simmons, right, also borrowed the photographer's wife's pair of clogs).

See more HERE.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Today In KISStory - 2009

Today In KISStory - 2009: KISS Streams its concert from LA's Staple Center LIVE via Facebook & Ustream.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Eric Carr - "Tale Of The Fox"

"Tale Of The Fox" provides insight into the extraordinary life of Eric Carr, former drummer for Kiss, who died, prematurely, on this day in 1991.

We Miss You, Eric Carr

Paul Charles Caravello, Better Known As Eric Carr, 
Passed Away Twenty Years Ago Today. 
We Miss You, Eric. 

(July 12, 1950 - November 24, 1991)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

"Hard Luck Woman" Acoustic Cover

Here's a fan video of musician Larry L. and is great version of the KISS classic "Hard Luck Woman".

"Hello Kitty-KISS" To Be Sold In 90 Countries

Gene Simmons tweeted today that "Hello Kitty-KISS" will be sold in 90 countries worldwide. Gene tweets: 

 "Hello Kitty-KISS exploding worldwide. 90 Country roll out. Wow!!!"

According to License Magazine "Hello Kitty-KISS" will hit retail stores in the second half of 2012.

CNN Re-Airing KISS Special On Thursday

A CNN exclusive: Poppy Harlow goes inside the world of KISS – the band and the brand. From coffins to comic books to condoms, KISS has licensed about 3,000 pieces of merchandise, more than any other band. Harlow interviews Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley at their homes in Los Angeles, talks to the entire band at their studio, then accompanies KISS to Oshkosh, Wisconsin for a rock concert before nearly 30,000 fans. This is KISS like you’ve never seen before.

One hour – four stories you won’t want to miss. CNN Presents hosted by CNN’s Soledad O’Brien and Dr. Sanjay Gupta , re-airing Thurs, Nov 24th.

KISS Shrine Interferes With Verizon Service

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Stacie "Mack" McIntosh is not your typical stylist. This is not your typical salon.

About one year ago, two of Mack's friends gave her a shrine dedicated to the band KISS as a gift. It sits in her salon and is about the size of an old-fashioned arcade game, covered in KISS pictures and memorabilia. The shrine's centerpiece is a mock KISS stage, complete with a light show.

Mack says her friends gave it to her, "because we all love KISS, they loved me, and it was a way for them to take their memorabilia and let the world share in all of our love for KISS."

Just one problem: Verizon says the shrine is interfering with their signal. They issued a statement, saying in part: "the interference is minimal and localized ... the device interferes with the spectrum for which we are licensed." Verizon wants Mack to get rid of the machine or at least leave it unplugged.

Her answer?

"What can they do to me? This is my salon," she said. "I pay the bills."

Verizon isn't sure why the machine causes interference. To find out, we asked Tim Huckaby of Weird Art Productions, he built it.

"Actually I have no idea because we just used common materials," said Tim Huckaby.

Here's some more potentially bad news for Verizon. Weird Art Productions is in the process of making two more KISS shrines that could lead to the same problem.

"If that one's already interfering," said Huckaby, "maybe KISS interference might come out of those. Who knows?"

No one knows yet. What we do know is Mack's shrine isn't going anywhere.

"It's not getting unplugged, and you better hope Gene Simmons doesn't hear about it because then you can deal with him," she laughed.

Verizon says their signal actually picks up interference more than you might think. One example they gave is a fast food sign that caused a problem. Typically they ask the owner to help out and it's no problem. This situation happens to be a little different.