Sunday, September 30, 2012

KISS Perform "I Was Made For Lovin' You" In Mexico City

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Here's fan video of KISS performing "I Was Made For Lovin' You" at Foro Sol Stadium, Mexico City, Mexico on September 29, 2012.

KISS And Mötley Crüe Dazzle 50,000 Fans Per Show

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With a delay of an hour, the group led by Gene Simmons arrived at Foro Sol, with a spectacular show, with songs like "Detroit Rock City".

The greatest show the world arrived Saturday to Mexico City with the iconic performances of the legendary Kiss and Mötley Crüe groups that filled pyrotechnics, blood, fire, much glam, rock and metal downloaded all their weaponry before more than 50,000 fans.

With a delay of an hour, the group led by Gene Simmons arrived at Foro Sol kicking ass with a spectacular show, with songs like "Detroit Rock City", "Love Gun" and "Black Diamond" showed the true essence of rocanrolera the band and its fans makeup of "The Demon", "Starchild", "Catman" and "Spaceman".

From the first song, the intensity felt by the heavens because Gene Simmons (vocals, bass), Paul Stanley (guitar, vocals), Eric Singer (drums) and Thayer showed all his power and strength to his arsenal that spanned their self-titled 1974 to "Monster", which goes on sale next week.

Set against a digital screen where pictures were projected integral over the years, and a huge picture with Kiss legend, the show continued with the songs "Lick It Up" and "Crazy Love," which were sung with great euphoria despite the rain that had plagued the Mexican capital on Saturday.

During the party, the Kiss Army, pseudonym of fans, he continued to sing and celebrate the various items accompanied by fireworks, lights, explosions, sound effects and flying around the stage Simmons managed to burn the night to the sound of the eccentric musicians.

Kiss made history by breaking stage show with a never seen before, and which transported the entire audience to hell when Simmons began spitting blood, and act but is characteristic of his concerts, he continued to wow the audience.

As a rallying cry, the members chanted 'Hell or Hallelujah' single from his new album, in which thousands of ears penetrated with this issue presents the essence of rock.

One of the most iconic moments of the evening was when the band sang the song "Guantanamera", that became famous by the singer Celia Cruz occurred and put the Latin touch to the evening.

Finally, Kiss goodbye to his Mexican audience with anthems "I Was Made For Lovin 'You" and "Rock and Roll All Nite", which closed with an explosive left his followers with jubilant and ecstatic lived for more than 90 minutes.

Meanwhile, before this performance, the band Mötley Crüe gave a stunning performance full of hard rock that thrilled the respectable thanks to the energy that detached on stage with songs like "Kristal of my heart" and "Smokin 'in the boy's room ", among others.

Part of the show which featured the show consisted of various flamethrower and an impressive Ferris wheel on which Tommy Lee played some songs and which invited a fan to get on board with Lee to give the wheel turns.

Known for their elaborate and spectacular live shows, the band led by Vince Neil offered his followers a unique experience with an impeccable production and overwhelming that were heard in songs like "Home Sweet Home" and "Carnival of Sins".

Heavy metal, glam rock and joined the 51 000 500 fans who gathered at the Foro Sol, and his taste for these two iconic bands that showed that despite having decades on stage, while still making millions in madden the world, in every chord demonstrating the strength and power they have.

Note that this is not the first time that these two groups share a tour, then in 1982 had also come together to tour the world.

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KISS Argentinian Concert Promo

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Thanks to Alejandro for sending KISSOnline this KISS concert poster ad that is featured in the October issue of the Argentinian Rolling Stone Magazine and the Perfil Newspaper.

A Fight To The Finish

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Peter Criss battles the stigma of male breast cancer

It took time for drummer Peter Criss to tell the world that he had breast cancer.

“I fought with it for the first year or two when I had it,” said Criss, the former drummer for Kiss, who lives in Monmouth County. Criss stated publically that he had beaten breast cancer in 2009. “Should I go on CNN? Should I discuss it? I prayed hard on it and eventually decided, better me than some tabloid that never says the truth and ruins people’s lives ... so I wanted to beat them to their punch.”

It was a punch against cancer.

“God’s given me five more years, and I’m a devoted Catholic and know it’s a miracle I’ve had when I hear a doctor say that a man’s coming in because he saw my commercial and said, ‘Gee, if Peter Criss can do it I can do it,” Criss said. “It’s an honor to educate people about male breast cancer and reaching out and letting people know about it. I’m so freaked out about it. I’ve gotten many accolades in the 50 years I’ve done this but there’s one no more greater then saving a life and recently that theme has been my calling.”

Criss, who lives in Wall, will be honored as this year’s “Celebration of Life” ambassador by the Eatontown-based Jersey Shore branch of the Cancer Support Community on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale. The Cancer Support Community helps people affected by cancer enhance their health and well-being through participation in more than 100 free programs of emotional support, education and hope, according to the group.

“They support so many great things from education to medical to the whole disease, they cover it for people who really need the support,” Criss said. “I’m impressed.”

The Jersey Shore chapter of the Cancer Support Community, which has branches in Eatontown and Toms River, was founded by Ilene Winters in 2007 after she lost her mother to ovarian cancer.

“We try to look at the whole patient and not just the disease,” Winters said. “We try to treat the whole person emotionally by offering them yoga classes, stress reduction, social activities and educational programs.”

CELEBRATION OF LIFE

WHAT: A benefit featuring Peter Criss for the Jersey Shore chapter of the Cancer Support Community
WHEN: 6 p.m. Oct. 18
WHERE: Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club, Farmingdale
INFO: $125/$250 VIP Reception. Contact Lorraine Mackin at 732-578-9200 or
Lorraine@cscjersey
shore.org for tickets

KISS Concert Promo Poster For Porto Alegre, Brasil Show

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Here's the promo poster for the KISS show in Porto Alegre, on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Thanks to Julio Rodrikiss for sending this to us.

KISS And The Mexico City KISS Army

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Here's KISS with the massive crowd at last night's show in Foro Sol Stadium!

Our Deepest Sympathies To Paul Stanley

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Eva Eisen, Paul Stanley's mother, died Saturday, Sept. 29th. She was 88 years old.

Paul writes, "My mother found so much pleasure and fulfillment in all the various types of music that she so loved. It was through her that I too found that same passion. She lived long enough to see, enjoy and love an extended family that included her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She found numerous ways to contribute to her community and was appreciated and loved by those who knew her. My mom was the matriarch of our family and words cannot express our loss."


From the earliest days of KISS until recently, Eva was always seen by fans at New York area shows.

We send our deepest sympathies to Paul and his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Eric, Gene and Tommy

Saturday, September 29, 2012

KISS Comics Issue #4 Covers

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These are the five different covers available for the KISS Comic Issue #4. The issue is in stores now!

Tommy Thayer Interview

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Photos by: Brian Lowe, Steve Jennings, Al Soluri, Scott Legato, Hab Haddad, © KISS Catalog Ltd.

It's not everyday, more like every "100,000 Years" that Crypt Magazine gets a chance to interview a member of one of rock n' roll's most legendary and enduring acts, so when we were granted such an oppurtunity, we wasted no time! HERE is an exclusive interview with none other than Tommy Thayer of "the hottest band in the world" KISS where the loquacious Christopher Lee got the inside scoop on what drove the band to make such a "Monster" as the upcoming 20th studio album due in October! It's "All For The Love Of Rock & Roll"! What can we say, we risk life and limb, working day and night to bring you quality music journalism that the other's can't, won't, or just plain don't, and Chris Lee think's he's "Goin' Blind"!

Crypt: Good morning Tommy!

Tommy: Good morning...

Crypt: Where are on planet earth are you? New York?

Tommy: No, we are in Philadelphia still.

Crypt: So when did the KISS/Motley Crue tour end, a few days ago?

Tommy: No, no, we are still finishing it actually, we have 3 more shows in America this weekend, tonight, tomorrow, and the next date. And then uh, we have a few days off then we go down to Mexico and do one show with them in Mexico city, and then play Monterey, Mexico on our own a night or two later, and then thats it for the KISS/Motley tour, which has gone by so fast it surprises us how fast it went.

Read more HERE.

Friday, September 28, 2012

KISS & Motley Crue End "The Tour" Donating $450,000 To Charity

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The Kiss/Motley Crue co-headlining tour wrapped up September 23 in Hartford, Connecticut after hitting 41 cities and donating more than $450,00 to charity.

"It's been an amazing kick ass summer for us and a serious blast to share the stage again with Kiss three decades after our first tour together," says Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue in a press release. "We feel grateful and fortunate to have been given the opportunity to support different charitable organizations throughout The Tour so hard every day to provide relief and make life better for our fellow Americans."

Paul Stanley of Kiss adds, "It's a privilege to be in a position that enables us to give back to the community through various charities and also raise everyone's awareness of these worthy causes."

The Tour benefited several organizations including Hiring Our Heroes, Aurora Victim's Relief Fund, Operation Homefront, Skylar Neil Foundation, Spondylitis Association of America and the Augusta Warrior Project.

Catman Returns

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Here's an article from RHYTHM magazine on KISS drummer Eric Singer. RHYTHM is the UK's best selling drum magazine.


Another Guitar From The KISS Man

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Washburn Guitars introduces the new Paul Stanley PS12 Starfire guitar

Designed in conjunction with Kiss' Paul Stanley and based on his USA Washburn PS2012 model, Washburn Guitars has introduced the Washburn PS12 Starfire. Here's what Washburn has to say about it:

The PS12 is a sleek, classically inspired design that features a carved "raised center" solid mahogany body and mahogany neck for warm tone and lots of sustain. A bound ebony fingerboard is fitted with 22 easy playing jumbo frets and features stunning pearl/abalone split block inlays. The high quality hardware includes a custom Paul Stanley tailpiece machined from solid aluminum aiding in sustain, a Tune-O-Matic bridge, graphite nut and premium Grover 18:1 tuners for precise tuning. The mirrored pickguard ties in nicely with the headstock shaped mirrored trussrod cover. Both contain a silk screened variation of the Paul Stanley Starfire logo. Electronics include 2 chrome mini humbuckers, each controlled by separate top hat volume and tone knobs and a 3-way pickup selector.

The high output mini humbuckers produce a tone all their own that is both versatile and will sit front and center in a stage mix. Judicious use of the volume and tone controls will reward the player with a wide pallet of biting and/or creamy sustaining tones to choose from. The PS12 Starfire is available in black or white and includes a gig bag.

Pricing and Availability:
$1,426.90

More info HERE: www.washburn.com

Thursday, September 27, 2012

PodKISSt #63: Resurrecting “Destroyer” (Side 1)

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No wonder it took 6 years to do this! “Destroyer” is one heck of a record to talk about! Every note of this album is klassic KISS, through and through. It helped define KISS musically and thematically, while pushing the band to new heights of creativity.

Now, with the release of “Destroyer: Resurrected,” the KISS Army has a new reason to celebrate this beloved record. Bob Ezrin’s gone back to remix and remaster the 1976 masterpiece, and the results are stunning!

Listen to the PodKISSt HERE..

KISS To Appear On The 'Late Show With David Letterman'

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KISS will appear LIVE on CBS's "Late Show With David Letterman" on Wednesday, October 10th in support of their 20th studio album "Monster" which is in stores on October 9th.

Check local listings for more details.



KISS To Rock Paraguay For The First Time

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KISS will rock Paraguay's for the first time ever this November!

KISS performs at the Jockey Club in Asuncion on November 12th! Presale for KISS Army members begins at 8:00am on Friday, September 28th. If you are a Premium KISS ARMY Member: LOGIN at http://www.kissonline.com/service/login and visit the tour page to get information to access the presale.

If you are not a current Premium Member of the KISS ARMY and would like to participate in the Members-only Pre-sale: JOIN NOW: http://www.kissonline.com/service/subscribe/

KISS Returns To Brazil

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KISS is returning to Brazil in a big way with THREE big shows this November!

November 14th: Porto Alegre - ESTÁDIO DO ZEQUINHA
November 17th: Sao Paulo - ANHEMBI 25
November 18th: Rio de Janiero - HSBC ARENA

KISS Army member presales for all three shows will take place on the following dates:

Porto Alegre: Saturday, September 29th at 12:01AM
Sao Paulo: Friday, September 28th at 12:01 AM
Rio de Janiero: Monday, October 1st at 10:00AM

If you are a Premium KISS ARMY Member: LOGIN at http://www.kissonline.com/service/login and visit the tour page to get information to access the presale.

If you are not a current Premium Member of the KISS ARMY and would like to participate in the Members-only Pre-sale: JOIN NOW:
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KISS Monster Promo In Germany

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The German electronics store, SATURN - SOO! Muss Technik! is running a KISS MONSTER promotion. Buy the KISS MONSTER album and get two free KISS MONSTER cups!

Visit SATURN - SOO! Muss Technik! at http://www.saturn.de/mcs/product/UNIVERSAL-MUSIC-GMBH-MONSTER--BECHER,48352,256116,461727.html.

KISS' Latest Magazine Cover

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KISS will be on the cover of the October 4th issue of “Metal Hammer Bulgaria”. The magazine comes out on September 29.

KISS Unleashes MONSTER

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Paul Stanley of KISS (who else?!) told The Pulse of Radio that fans are clamoring for the new KISS album Monster which comes out October 9.

"With this album, we're totally at home with who we are, what we are, out
past, present, and future," said Stanley. "And I wanted us to take any blinders off so to speak. I wanted to unleash us, and let us be exactly who we are today. There's no getting away from our past — nor would we want to — but we're pumped!"

After a long summer of touring, KISS will rest up a bit this fall. But expect them to come out full blast for the album once the good reviews hit. And of course, KISS and Epiphone are about to launch a Monster of our own. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Gene Simmons Bumrushes Daughter Sophie’s ‘X Factor’ Audition

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The recently cancelled "Gene Simmons' Family Jewels" has barely been off the A&E airwaves long enough for fans to reset their DVRs' season passes, but already Gene-Gene-the-self-promoting-machine is back on the reality-TV circuit. This Wednesday, the KISS tongue-waggler made a "surprise" appearance on "The X Factor," supporting/upstaging his auditioning daughter, Sophie.

Nineteen-year-old Sophie-Tweed Simmons (who capably sang "At Last" at her parents' televised wedding on the sixth season of "Gene Simmons' Family Jewels," and was shown recording a pop song called "Take Me Away" on a 2009 episode of that series), actually auditioned in San Francisco this past Father's Day. And Gene reportedly chartered a private jet at the last minute to be there in person, refusing to spend the holiday without his precious child (or, perhaps, refusing to miss an opportunity to promote himself and his precious Simmons empire).

Sophie, in a déjà vu TV moment that brought to mind the audition by Jim Carrey's daughter on "American Idol" Season 11, insisted to the judges and producers: "I really just want to step out from being in the shadows, of being the daughter of 'the guy from KISS." Of course, she was kind of ignoring the fact that, after starring on "Family Jewels" for seven seasons, such associations will be almost impossible for her to shake--especially if her dad keeps bumrshing her auditions. Sophie even told Simon Cowell, "I didn't want to sing before, because I didn't want my dad's help...My parents didn't know I was doing this until yesterday, and they're pretty upset with me."

So, the question of the night is...how did Sophie do? 

Read more HERE.

Paul Stanley's Take On Musicians Who Talk Politics: They're 'Absurd'

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 "I don't know what's more embarrassing, these musicians and actors talking about politics in interviews or the media actually giving them credibility about it," KISS legend Paul Stanley tells Noisecreep during a recent chat. The singer/guitarist was on the line to discuss Monster, KISS' upcoming 20th studio album, when we asked him why he's always been so guarded about his political views in the press.

The subject came up because Gene Simmons (his KISS bandmate) has been very vocal as of late, when it comes to his Republican views. "It's absurd that a celebrity could speak out on the economy or politics with no more justification than a hit album or a movie. Not to deride Gene, but I just think he's part of a symptom of absurdity where you'll see somebody on television whose only criteria for being there is success in a field far away from what they're being asked about. I really don't know who is more ridiculous, the celebrity answering these political questions or the person asking them," said the 60-year-old New York native.


"I'm usually not at a loss for words, but this whole celebrity political thing always gets me," laughs the rocker. "It's so embarrassing to see people with absolutely no inside knowledge of anything they are talking about. I have friends who are intimately involved with world affairs and these are the people who won't give opinions like these celebrities do. For my friends, it's far more complex and sensitive than that, unlike these celebrities who read some newspaper story, or watch CNN, and then spout out some opinion on something they truly don't know anything about."

Stanley then remembered a story regarding a famously politically outspoken actor: "Years ago, Tim Robbins was on television getting some kind of award. He then starts saying something about how America should let all of the Haitian people with AIDS into the country. All I could think was, 'Fine, you should hire them to work in your house!' It was crazy [laughs]. Yeah, all this celebrity politics stuff, count me out."

A Match Made In Hell – KISS And Motley Crue, The Tour To End All Tours!

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With only three shows left in their summer tour schedule, Kiss and Motley Crue pulled out all the stops and put on one Hell of a show at PNC in Holmdel, New Jersey,
as they shared the stage in a tour simply and powerfully dubbed “The Tour”.

Think Fourth of July colliding with New Year’s Eve, all in one night. Both bands came out trying to outdo each other, but the clear winner was the audience! Their sets were packed with enough hits, pyro and explosives to level Holmdel back to the Stone Age.

Motley Crue went on first and opened the show with a funeral march through the audience with girls and ghouls in tow firing CO2 at the fans. Instantly, you knew you knew this was leading up to something great.

The precession ended at the stage with the band slamming the audience with their 2008 hit single, “Saints of Los Angeles”. They continued to pummel the audience for 90 minutes with classics Crus tunes like; “Wildside”, “Primal Scream” and my personal favorite song “Live Wire”

If the band wasn’t assaulting your ears with high decibel hits, then they were hosing you down with water cannons during their newest single “SEX”. Most of the audience probably didn’t notice that signer Vince Neil was performing with a broken foot which never slowed him down as he ran the length of the stage for each song.

Mick Mars lead the charge with the killer guitar riffs that made Crue the gods of glam metal. Though suffering from Ankylosing Spondylitis, he seemed more active than I can recall in recent years, let’s hope this is a good sign and that his health steadily improves.

Nikki Sixx owned the stage providing the snarls and pounding bottom end to their songs and let’s not forget about Tommy Lee, the sickest MF’er of the band, on his roller coaster drum set.

One lucky grandmother got to go for a ride during his drum solo. I have one question- What do I have to do to go for a ride next year?

Kiss was up next and blasted their way into the PNC arena from the ceiling during their opening song “Detroit Rock City”. They were like fire to Motley Crue’s gasoline.

Over the last 40 years, Kiss has continued to raise the bar on how bands should entertain their audience and taught everyone how to provide over-the-top bombastic thrills. A Kiss concert doesn’t live and die with just fire and explosions,but by providing fans with the classic songs that made the band the icons they are. After all, they have two of the best front men in rock n’ roll with Paul Stanley flying across the audience during “Love Gun” and Gene Simmons spitting blood from the lighting rafters for “God of Thunder”. Add Tommy Thayer shooting rockets from his guitar on “Shock Me” and Eric Singer’s elevating drums during “Black Diamond” and it’s impossible not to see why they are one of the greats!

There was no shortage of other classic like “Lick it Up”, “Shout it Out Loud”, “Firehouse”, “Hotter than Hell” as well “Hell or Hallelujah”, their newest song off their upcoming CD, Monster, due out this October. Amid the swirl of white confetti, the rubble of smashed guitars, and a tremendous light show, the band closed the concert with “Rock n Roll all Night”.

One can only guess where Kiss will take their show next year as this time around will be pretty hard to top. As I left the venue and passed the sold out 14,000 fellow Kiss Army members everyone I could see was grinning ear-to-ear. Kiss and Motley Crue – like fire and gasoline, the making of one explosive night!
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Pre-Order Exclusive KISS Monster Picture Disc

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UNDER 500 COPIES OF THE KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE KISS MONSTER PICTURE DISC REMAIN

The full color KISS MONSTER picture disc LP features 200 gram vinyl and is housed in a full color album jacket. On
ly 2000 copies are available!

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Gene Simmons Causes An 'X Factor' Commotion

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It's not everyday you see a rock legend waiting in a huge line just like the rest of us, but that was exactly the case at the X Factor San Francisco auditions, where Kiss bassist Gene Simmons and wife Shannon Tweed waited in line to support their daughter Sophie and her singing ambitions.

Of course, it wasn't long before the crowd noticed him and the madness set in.

"I grew up with music but I didn't want to sing ever before because I didn't want my dad's help with it," Sophie says. "It's just hard when the crowd turns into a mob of pictures, and like, someone elbows you in the face to get a picture of your parents."

Check out the video to see how Sophie copes with all the unwanted attention caused by her famous father.

The X Factor airs Wednesday, 8 p.m. on Fox.

Watch the video HERE.

KISS: Their Top 10 Deep Cuts

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Men of my fathers' generation usually show mistrust in any guy that doesn't enjoy a good, stiff drink. For men of my age bracket the general rule is this: Never trust any male who didn't have a childhood obsession with KISS.

For many children of the seventies like me, KISS was the first band to not only capture my imagination, but showed me the way around a good riff as well. Who cares if all their sexual innuendo went over my second grade head or their crass commercialism sent my parents to the poor house? All that matters is they showed me music can move friggin' mountains; and no amount of reality TV shows or KISS condoms will soil that memory in my mind.

In a few weeks they will be releasing Monster, their 20th studio album. In celebration, we present ten Kiss songs from their golden years that you won't find on the jukebox down at your local tavern or blasting from any nearby muscle car. So strap yourself in for this deep ride down memory lane.

Read more HERE.

Album Review: KISS "Monster"

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Kiss’ career has spanned almost 39 years and this year they are about to release their 20th studio album titled “Monster” on Universal Music Enterprises. As with their last effort “Sonic Boom,” the band invited no co-writers and founder and rhythm guitarist Paul Stanley co-produced the CD along with Greg Collins. Stanley, along with co-founder and bassist Gene Simmons have continued to sport the same lineup for the last 8 years with drummer Eric Singer and lead guitarist Tommy Thayer rounding out the quartet.

The band’s first single “Hell or Hallelujah” was released to the airwaves on July 2, 2012. It is an up-tempo, ass kicking song that showcases Thayer’s strong and consistent licks delivered with that traditional Stanley vocal that Kiss fans have come to love. I believe it can already be put in the category of a “Kiss classic!”

Simmons has cited his favorite track on this release as the 2nd track, “Wall of Sound.” For some reason, the song takes me back to an 80’s or earlier version of Kiss, perhaps something that could have been on either “Crazy Nights” or Hot in the Shade.” It's a cool track but not my favorite Simmons song on the CD as you will see below.

Read more HERE.

Peter Criss Book Signing Appearances

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Original KISS drummer Peter Criss has scheduled a few book signings for his new autobiography "Makeup to Breakup: My Life In and Out of KISS". The book will be released on October 23 via Simon and Schuster publishing. Here are the dates for Peter's appearances:


Oct 23
BARNES & NOBLE
555 Fifth Avenue at 46th Street
New York,NY
12:30PM

Oct 24
BOOKENDS
211 E. RIDGEWOOD AVE
RIDGEWOOD,NJ
6:00PM

Oct 27
BARNES & NOBLE
Monmouth Mall, 180 Route 35
Eatontown,NJ
7:00PM

Nov 2
CHANGING HANDS BOOKSTORE
6428 S. McClintock Dr.
Tempe,AZ
6:00PM

Nov 16
DAYS OF THE DEAD CONVENTION
Chicago-Schaumburg-Marriott
50 N. Martingale Road
Schaumburg,IL
12:00AM

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Paul Stanley & Gene Simmons To Debut Slot Machine At G2E

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A rock and roll experience like none other is set to take over the gaming industry's largest trade show with the debut of the new KISS slot game from WMS Gaming Inc., a subsidiary
of WMS Industries Inc., at the twelfth annual Global Gaming Expo (G2E), October 2-4 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. In conjunction with the introduction of the new game, legendary original KISS band members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons will be on hand to meet and greet fans in support of this rockin' new game at the WMS booth (#1118) on Tuesday, October 2 from 10:00 a.m. until noon PT.

Featuring the music made famous by one of the world's most recognized and successful rock bands, the new KISS slot game offers players unique features for multi-array games, as players can be awarded one, two or three bonus video reel sets on any spin, each enhanced with WILD symbols added to the reels or the low-credit symbols removed. Additionally, when three or more bonus symbols appear on the reels, players will be awarded a Backstage Pass. Players then can choose from one of three passes that may award the Rock n' Records free spin bonus, Band Prize Top Box Bonus or the KISS Alive! Bonus with its exciting new interpretation on picking bonuses set to a soundtrack that's "Hotter than Hell" on WMS' Sensory Immersion platform with the near-concert-like surround sound. The KISS slots are sure to transform casino slot floors into party mode 'round-the-clock with "Rock And Roll All Nite And Party Every Day."

With game elements that feature the band member personas of the "Starchild," "Demon," "Spaceman" and "Catman," players will keep coming back for exciting bonus rounds and music from the band that's been awarded 28 gold albums, the most of any American rock band.

Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, co-founders of KISS, noted, "We've spent 40 years bringing our spectacle music and the KISS experience to life on stages around the world. We're blown away by this new cutting edge slot game. WMS has done an incredible job of capturing the energy of KISS and bringing our classic rock to life on the casino floor."

Rob Bone, Senior Vice President, North American Sales and Marketing for WMS, said, "KISS is a unique and legendary band that has entertained fans around the world since 1973; and our game designers have brought the distinctive music and energetic appeal of this iconic band to life in a new slot experience that is sure to engage and entertain players everywhere. Everything that makes KISS one of the most well-known bands of all time is featured in this game, from their distinct look and original album artwork, to their chart-topping hits. We know that bringing a player popular brand like KISS to life creates some big platform shoes to fill, but I'm confident we've succeeded. And, with Gene and Paul at G2E to help kick off this exciting new product, it doesn't get any better."

See the rocking new KISS slot game along with more than 100 other new products that demonstrate WMS' commitment to "Engaging Players. Delivering Results." on display at G2E 2012 (booth #1118).

Rock 'N Roll Legends KISS New Slot Game

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Gamers looking to tide themselves over with a rock and roll experience will enjoy the debut of the new KISS slot game from WMS Gaming Inc.

Counting Down To KISS Kruise II


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The KISS KRUISE II is only 36 days away! KISS Navy members who are attending this year's Kruise are receiving welcome packages this week, which include custom KISS Kruise II luggage tags. Kruise alumni who kruised last year will also receive Alumni laminates.

Thanks to Benjamin for sending the photo of his welcome package to KISSonline!

There are only a few cabins remaining on the KISS KRUISE II, and there's still time to become a part of the KISS Navy! Visit www.thekisskruise.com to book.

KISS Fans Gene Simmons Tattoo

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Here's a photo of a KISS fans Gene Simmons back tattoo taken by Shannon Tweed on "The Tour".

KISS' Latest Magazine Cover

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Check out Gene Simmons on the latest cover of the German magazine 'Rock Hard'.

KISS Live At Jones Beach - Full Show

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Here is video of KISS' entire concert at 'Nikon at Jones Beach Theater' in Wantagh, New York on Saturday, September 22, 2012.



Monday, September 24, 2012

'KISS Army' Soldiers On

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Classic glam-metal act enjoys a transgenerational following.

During its ’70s heyday, Kiss was introduced as “The Hottest Band in the World.’’ Decades later, the band believes it still lives up to that title.

“We’re a hot act,” drummer Eric Singer said. “You can come out and see that we’re still very hot. No band brings it like Kiss.”

The veteran band, led by vocalist-guitarist Paul Stanley and vocalist-bassist Gene Simmons, keeps filling big arenas and sheds around the country. The legendary “Kiss Army’’ of fans continues to support it and the contingent is expanding.

“We’re seeing a lot of younger fans come out to our shows,” Singer said. “So we have the older and definitely the younger, who are so enthusiastic.”

Longtime Kiss fans have introduced their kids to such anthemic staples as “Detroit Rock City’’ and “Deuce.’’ The group has little choice but to play the array of old chestnuts.

“We have played those songs countless times but they never get old to us,” Singer said. “We love to play ‘Black Diamond,’ ‘I Was Made For Loving You’ and ‘Love Gun.’ How can you not play the songs that made this band legendary? It’s a privilege to play Kiss classics. We love it.”

The members of Kiss are getting long of tooth, so it’s probably not a bad time for the quartet to be sporting all that makeup.

“It’s part of the ritual,” Singer said. “We’re always pumped up to lay things out in a theatrical manner. It’s a cool thing going out in the makeup and the cool clothes. This band has always been about being larger than life. There just aren’t many bands out there that are larger than life anymore. We’re living in an ordinary era and then you have Kiss, which is still all about being big.”

The shows aren’t just big; they’re lengthy.

“We go out there every night and do two-hour-plus shows,” Singer said. “I don’t know if we have a choice because we have so many songs to play. We’re getting older, but we’ve been doing this for years and the guys in this band are in such good shape. But that’s what we have to be to pull off a show like you’ll see when we come to town. We go all out when we play so you experience a show that you’ll never forget.”

Pre-Order Available For KISS "Monster" ZinePak From Walmart

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The limited edition KISS Monster ZinePak includes the new 12-track CD in a commemorative 64--age magazine. The magazine includes exclusives interviews with Paul, Gene, Tommy, and Eric; never-before-seen photos; and lyrics to all songs with track-by-track commentary from the band. Only at Walmart. While supplies last.

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Here's fan filmed video of KISS performing in Hartford, Connecticut on September 23, 2012.


KISS Rocks Hartford

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HARTFORD _ There are not a lot of true rock shows out on the road these days, that unabashed rock’ n’ roll that’s as much about the mayhem, posturing and adult-themed innuendo as it is the music. That the perceived void should be filled by bands now 30-years past relevancy should come as no surprise. The genre itself has the feel of a bygone era.

What may surprise some is that two of those bands, Kiss and Motley Crue, teamed up for a summer tour that ended with a show at the Comcast Theatre on Sunday night and both sounded like bands, not of a bygone era, but in their prime.

The double-bill (with Kiss as the headliner) brought thousands to the Hartford venue, selling out the pavilion and earning a respectable presence on the vast lawn as well proving there is indeed at least somewhat of a void that deserves to be filled.

Kiss has always been about three chords and an absolute spectacle and the band delivered on both fronts. Descending to the stage on a platform surrounded by pinwheel-like pyrotechnics and their now standard introduction (“you wanted the best, you got the best….”), the band opened with “Detroit Rock City.”

Collectively and individually the group has not sounded this good in a decade. Both Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley seemed to have cheated the ravages of time to some extent and are energized by drummer Eric Singer and lead guitarist Tommy Thayer.

Simmons spit fire balls, blood, and lyrical venom as the band churned out “I Love It Loud,” “Firehouse” and a new song from the upcoming “Kiss Monster” album called “Hell or Hallelujah.”

After “War Machine,” Thayer took center stage on “Shock Me” with sparks flying out of the end of his guitar. Simmons did him one better, riding a cable to the top of the light rack to sing “God of Thunder.” Stanley took his turn, zip-lining to the back of the shed for a one-song stint.

The band broke into “Lick It Up,” and segued into The Who’s “Won’t Be Fooled Again,” before wrapping up the set with “Rock’ N’ Roll All Nite,” which featured a confetti and firework finale the Grucci family would have admired.

It was a great display of a band that doesn’t take its audience for granted, a spirit that was also invoked by Motley Crue’s 90 minute set that featured their live concert staples, both musically and otherwise.

The band delivered songs like “Shout at the Devil,” “Same Old Situation,” “Home Sweet Home,” and “Dr. Feelgood,” while also showcasing high-powered water guns, scantily clad backing vocalists, and a Tommy Lee rotating, floating drum solo on a contraption that belongs on the midway.

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Selfless Brendan Deserves A KISS

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AN unlikely friendship between a rocker and a young Perth businessman is helping thousands of people in a poverty-stricken African country get better medical care. 
 
Brendan Clark, 27, founded Health Hope Zambia, which operates mobile medical clinics, in September last year.

He met KISS frontman Gene Simmons earlier this year, when the rock star travelled to Zambia to meet some of his sponsor children, a trip which is featured in an episode of his reality-TV series Gene Simmons Family Jewels.

Mr Clark and his fiancee Rachael Longman have teamed up with Simmons to set up a program to serve free meals to an expected 100,000 people, as well as continuing to operate the clinics.

"On one of my recent trips I made a connection with Gene,'' Mr Clark said. ``By the end of it, I ended up spending a fair bit of time with him, and it's gone from there. He went out to see what we're doing; he knows the direct impact he's making by being involved in this.


"He's a very powerful person, he has lots of contacts and I think he's going to be a major benefit to our charity.''
Simmons told The Sunday Times he wanted to give back and was trying to make a difference.

"I am blessed beyond anything a man could hope for,'' he said.

"And, while I go to sleep with a full belly every night, there are children around the world who have nothing, and go to sleep hungry. I refuse to let that happen.''

Simmons said Health Hope Zambia's ``hospital on wheels'' would save lives.

"It will give hope to families and children who can't afford health care and simply can't get to a hospital,'' he said.
St John Ambulance WA is the most recent organisation to join forces with the charity and has donated an ambulance that will soon be shipped to Africa.

The ambulance, a Mercedes Sprinter, had been in service at the Jurien Bay Cervantes sub- centre and was nicknamed ``Holmes'' in dedication to long-term volunteers Clive Holmes and wife Gillian. Mr Clark said the charity had been running with just one ambulance, but the generous donation by St John would expand the level of care.

"To have a second ambulance, it will not allow us just to go to more people, it will probably increase our patient database over the next year by 5000 to 6000 people,'' he said.

Health Hope Zambia's team of medical staff travel up to 150km from the capital Lusaka each day, and have provided free medical care to more than 8000 patients in the past year.

"We cover everything from fatal car accidents to dealing with every-day illnesses and then things like malaria, stroke, heart attacks,'' Mr Clark said.

"And then obviously we have an HIV/AIDS program as well.

"I'm a young, very successful business person and I wanted to give back.''

Contact Health Hope Zambia on 9390 3333 or on Facebook.

Photos: Tommy Thayer In Toronto, Canada

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Here's a photo collage of KISS lead guitarist Tommy Thayer in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Thursday, September 13, 2012.

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Gene Simmons Spits Blood & "God Of Thunder" In Jones Beach

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Here's fan video of Gene Simmons' solo and "God Of Thunder" in Wantagh, New York at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Saturday, September 22, 2012.


Sunday, September 23, 2012

KISS Army Mexico Magazine

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Issue #1 of the new KISS Army Mexico magazine is on sale starting September 29th at Foro Sol and:

-Toxic stores
-KISS Lounge

-KISS Room
-ACE70.net
-KISS Army Mexico

More distributors to be announced soon.  

More info HERE: www.facebook.com/KissArmyMex

KISS And Mötley Crüe Australian Tour 2013

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Pyrotechnics enthusiasts and tailors of leather pants rejoice! Kiss and Motley Crue will be touring Australia early next year.

Way back in January, Kiss manager Doc McGhee revealed that that the glam-rock giants were planning a return to Australia in 2013 and that news has now been confirmed via a Facebook post by Crüe drummer Tommy Lee. The star of your favourite rocker-compleates-collage-degree reality show Tommy Lee Goes to College has told his fans that he has completed touring for the year and will be taking “a little break til Jan 2013 then off to Australia with Kiss n Motley”.

Since July this year the glam icons have toured together playing over 40 dates across the US, Canada and Mexico on a tour they humbly dubbed The Tour. With both bands playing 90 minute sets, Gene Simmons promises that the shows will make “you will scream your head off until it’s no longer on your shoulder and then you’ll feel great. You’ll be drenched, exhausted, and completely satisfied without ever having anyone touch your schmekel.”

Despite having finally reached the big 6-0, Simmons and co show no sign of slowing down (or shying away from spandex) in their golden years. In fact, when FL faced off with Simmons back in 2008 he made it clear that he would be strapping on his platforms for as long as he is walking this earth: “There’s no high like a KISS high. You get up on stage and you get to wear more make up and higher heels than any woman ever has. Come on. And I wear a codpiece big enough to house every farm animal in Brisbane, so there’s a lot of fun and games there. And of course the other fun is doing the encores back in the hotel. It doesn’t suck. It’s a lot of fun.”

While no dates have been confirmed, the last time KISS were on our shores they played a huge run of arena sized shows, which left our reviewer admitting: “You would have to be so far beyond cynical to look around the arena and see all the people up on their friend’s shoulders, all the little kids going ape-shit and all the hardcore dudes with their arms around each other, singing along drunkenly out of tune, and think that this was anything other than the pinnacle of “who gives a shit” party anthems to be rocked along to with utter abandon.

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KISS And The Jones Beach KISS Army

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Here's KISS with the packed Jones Beach crowd in New York last night!

Photo by Dean Snowden for KISSonline.

KISS Monster Zinepak


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Here's the KISS MONSTER ZinePak. The limited edition KISS ZinePak will include the new 12-track CD and a commemorative 64 page magazine. The magazine includes exclusive interviews with Paul, Gene, Tommy, and Eric; never-before-seen photos; and lyrics to all songs with a track-by-track commentary from the band.

The KISS MONSTER ZinePak will be released on October 9, 2012.

Stay tuned to KOL for more details soon.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

KISS Performs "Hotter Than Hell" In Holmdel, NJ

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Fan video of KISS performing "Hotter Than Hell" at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ on Friday, September 21, 2012.

This is the first time KISS have played "Hotter Than Hell" live on "The Tour".


KISS And The New Jersey KISS Army

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Here's KISS with the Holmdel crowd at the packed PNC Bank Arts Center last night!

Gene Turns Up The Heat!

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Here's a unique angle of Gene breathing fire last night in Holmdel, New Jersey!

Photo: Paul Stanley In Holmdel, NJ

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Paul Stanley on stage at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ on Friday, September 21, 2012.

The New Jersey KISS Army

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Here's the New Jersey KISS Army at the KISS show in Holmdel, NJ at the PNC Bank Arts Center on Friday, September 21, 2012.



Local Man Has KISS Connection

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One Brazil man now has a connection to a band he's been a fan of for more than 35 years.

Mark Buckingham recently designed drumsticks for KISS's drummer Eric Singer, and the drumsticks are currently being sold at the band's concerts.

In 2011, Buckingham painted a drumstick for Singer with a picture of him in full makeup and one of his outfits.

"We've been talking back and forth for a long time," Buckingham said. "In May, my daughter and I went to a convention and (Singer) asked me then if I'd be interested in doing some artwork for him. He wanted me to draw a full body image of him on his drumstick, and he said he might possibly print them on drumsticks."

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