Saturday, December 31, 2011

Gene's Christmas Gift From Shannon Tweed Twitter

Gene Simmons has received his Christmas gift from Shannon Tweed this week. What did "The Demon" get for Christmas? Shannon Tweed took to her twitter account to reveal what she bought Gene:

Ok! I can finally tell! We just got back to LA & I gave Gene his gift! I had TV installed in his bathroom! He loves it! HE MAY NEVER COME OUT.

Today in KISStory - December 31

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 Today in KISStory - December 31

Today in KISStory - December 31, 1973: As Gene breathes fire, he sets his hair on fire for the first time.

Today in KISStory - December 31, 1974: Dick Clarks New Years Eve marks the first TV appearance by KISS.

Today in KISStory - December 31, 1993: KISS performs on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.

Today in KISStory - December 31, 1996: KISS performs at The Continental Airlines Arena On New Year's Eve. Segments are shown on on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.

Today in KISStory - December 31, 1999: KISS plays Vancouver, Canada and records/films material for what should have been ALIVE IV.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Gene Simmons & Shannon Tweed In Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

Photo: Shannon Tweed

Here's a photo of  Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed leaving their holiday spot in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.

KISS Blox Demon Figure Available Now

A very unique figure of the Demon. Vinyl construction and designed in a japanese-style caricature. This figure is 7" tall.

Get Yours Here.

"Archie Meets KISS" Part 2 Now Available

The second issue of 'Archie Meets KISS' is now available at retail and online stores. 'Archie Meets KISS Part 2: Creatures of the Night.' A crew of uninvited monsters have invaded Riverdale, and they're close to taking over the town! Can the mysterious members of KISS stop them with some help from the Archie gang? What will they order at the Chok'lit Shoppe? Featuring guest star Sabrina, the Teenage Witch! Features a regular cover by Dan Parent (on left) and a variant cover by Francesco Francavilla (on right).

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Gene Simmons & Shannon Tweed On Christmas Day

 Photo: Shannon Tweed

Here's a photo of Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed celebrating their first Christmas as husband and wife.

Eric Carr Tribute Concert Highlights

Here is a selection of clips from the first half of our Eric Carr tribute. The concert was performed at the Holiday Inn Select in Atlanta on August 13, 2011.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry KISSmas To All Of The KISS Army From KISSopolis

May this Christmas end the present year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright New Year. Here's wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Gene Simmons Talks About The Economy & What Women Want

The Wall Street Journal

In an interview with WSJ's Lee Hawkins, Gene Simmons of KISS discusses his family, his business, the economy, the president and attempts to answer "What Do Women Want?"

Friday, December 23, 2011

On The Wings Of Pretension Case File #5: KISS’ Music From “The Elder” Rabin

By the late ’70s, the warriors of Kiss had everything. The band didn’t just play cities; it conquered them. It didn’t entertain crowds; it slaughtered them. Kiss was bigger than rock. Kiss had its own army. It was an industry onto itself. There seemed to be no limit to how far these meatheads in ridiculous face paint could go. Kiss’ label, Casablanca Records, was giddy with the kind of superhuman confidence that comes from runaway success—the label had launched both Kiss and The Village People into the stratosphere and had come to dominate disco—and rampant, widespread, more or less company-mandated cocaine abuse.

Yes, Kiss had everything. But Kiss was an American rock ’n’ roll band, so everything was not enough. The group flirted with the idea of touring with a traveling amusement park called Kiss World before ultimately nixing the idea as prohibitively expensive. In a mark of hubris remarkable even for the era, Casablanca shipped 5 million total copies of the four solo albums the members of Kiss released on the same day. The idea was to launch four solo superstars simultaneously; instead the records were returned to Casablanca en masse. The world, it seems, had not been hankering to find out what Ace Frehley was capable of without the three other dudes holding him back.

The band embarked on a movie project that had been pitched to them as a cross between A Hard Day’s Night and Star Wars. The resulting made-for-television movie, Kiss Meets The Phantom Of The Park, did not quite live up to such grandiose billing, in the sense that it was an intense humiliation for everyone involved. Kiss may have started as a swaggering, ballsy hard-rock outfit, but by the late ’70s they had devolved into cuddly, family-friendly cartoons. Phantom Of The Park was even produced by Hanna-Barbera, the animation powerhouse that gave the world Hong Kong Phooey, Yogi Bear, and Tom and Jerry. Kiss made a mint in merchandising, but no one took the group seriously.

Read more HERE.