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August 31, 2010

INTERVIEW WITH PAUL
Access Atlanta spoke to Paul about Kiss and todays concert in Atlanta.
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August 30, 2010

KISS IN RALEIGH, NC
Kiss played in Raleigh, NC yesterday. Here you can see clips from the show on YouTube.
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August 30, 2010

KISS LEGENDS HELP FIGHT DRUG ADDICTION THROUGH MUSIC
Legendary brothers Bruce and Bob Kulick rock out for a good cause.

Chicago, IL- August 29, 2010 – Guitar legends Bruce and Bob Kulick appear together on the upcoming “Serenity” CD by Rockstar Superstar Project. “Serenity,” which is the first ever music CD recommended by Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors, has taken nearly two years to complete and is almost here, just in time to kick off National Recovery Month 2010.

“Since the age of 3-years old, my brother and I grew up listening to and worshiping Kiss.” “It wasn’t entirely about the music either.” “It was just as much the band as it was the brand that appealed to us.” says legally named Super Star. “Yup, Kiss is one of those bands that that are like cockroaches,” says legally named Rock Star. “They will never go away and thank god for them changing the face of music like they did because if they didn’t there would be no Rockstar Superstar Project.”

“Our goal with the CD is to send a strong message that living a life without drugs and alcohol is the only way to achieve your dreams,” said Rock Star. “Since we know there are kids who would rather listen to music than read a book, we are using music to reach them in the language they understand.”

Joining the fight via guest appearances on the CD are music icons including Cherie Currie (RUNAWAYS), Stevie Rachelle, (TUFF), George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), Carlos Cavazo (QUIET RIOT, RATT), Mark Slaughter (SLAUGHTER), Zak Stevens (SAVATAGE, CIRCLE II CIRCLE), Jon Oliva (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), Bruce Kulick (KISS, UNION), Howard Leese (HEART), Bob Kulick (MEAT LOAF), Lorraine Lewis (ex-FEMME FATALE, ROKTOPUSS), David Schultz (GOO GOO DOLLS, BERLIN), Veronica Freeman (BENEDICTUM), Ted Poley (DANGER DANGER), Todd La Torre (CRIMSON GLORY),and of course Rock Star aka Marc Kancler (Guitars) and Super Star aka Kris Kancler (Drums) and many more.

For more information check out www.serenityalbum.com

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August 30, 2010

PODKISST #35: THE "ALIVE!" LEGACY (1993 AND BEYOND)
(from podkisst.com)
On this edition of PodKISSt, we continue our retrospective series on the “Alive” albums. We’re joined once again by writer extraordinaire Joe Casey (of Dark Horse’s “KISS” comic fame, and co-creator of “Ben 10? and “Generator Rex”). Joe and the PodKISSt crew look back at “Alive III,” “Alive IV,” and the “Millennium Concert” disc. Loaded with great live rarities, this is one you won’t wanna miss! You wanted the best… aw, you know the rest! Click and enjoy! (Big thanks to Brian Shaller for his contributions, and much love and sympathy to Ferk on the passing of his grandmother.)
Here you can listen to the podcast.

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August 29, 2010

KISS LIVE ON SPANISH TV
(from Javier Rueda Moya/kissarmyspain.com)
Last Monday the Spanish network E.T.B. channel 3 broadcast the three first songs from KISS Azkena Rock Fest ( Vitoria -Spain ) Show , filmed  last June 25 , 2010. Check them out on YouTube:
Modern Day Delilah
Cold Gin

Let me go Rock and Roll
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August 28, 2010
KISS BACK ON TOUR AGAIN

Kiss are back on tour again after a short break. They played in Virginia Beach yesterday. The set list stayed the same. Videos will soon be availlable on YouTube.
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August 26, 2010

KISS ADD CONCERT IN MEXICO

(from Jonathan)
KISS add a new concert date in Mexico city on October / 01 / 2010

Kiss will play 4 cocerts in Mexico:
28 September Monterrey
30 September Mexico city
01 October Mexico city
02 October Guadalajara

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August 26, 2010

FOX NEWS KISS REPORTS

Check out not 1, not 2, but 3 reports about the current Kiss tour from Fox News:
Report #1
Report #2
Report #3

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August 26, 2010

PETER CRISS TO WALK FOR AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

(from Blabbermouth)
"On October 17th, I will be walking for the American Cancer Society, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. I would love for you to join me in this walk to help save lives and bring awareness to men and women about this disease.

"I am going to join Nurse Betty's Team BosomBuddies/TwinPeaks. She is an awesome woman who dedicates her life to helping men and women with this disease.

"To register and join our team click the link below and if you can't walk with us please make a donation for support. As a breast cancer survivor, I THANK YOU!!!

Click here to read the rest and to see an interview with Peter.
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August 26, 2010

TOMMY THAYER INTERVIEW

The Mercury Portland did an interview with Tommy Thayer, who will be grand marshal at the Beaverton Celebration Parade this weekend. Here you can read the interview.
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August 26, 2010

GUADALAJARA PROMO DISPLAY

(from Jonathan)
Check out this picture I took of the promotional display from the Kiss concert in Guadalajara (Mexico).

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August 26, 2010

GENE SIMMONS' TIPS FOR SUCCESS

(from Fox Business)
Gene Simmons of KISS and Shaun Frank, lead singer of The Envy, on how the music industry’s business model has changed. Here you can see the video.
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August 26, 2010

KISS IN THE PRESS

Gene will be on the cover of the US Horroe magazine "Fangoria" (# 298). Here you cans ee the cover.
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August 24, 2010

LADY GAGA ABOUT KISS

Here you can see Lady Gaga talking about Kiss in a concert.
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August 23, 2010

PAUL STANLEY & VINCE NEIL

Here you can see a photo of Vince Neil with Paul Stanley in Holmdel, New Jersey.
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August 23, 2010
LADY GAGA

Check out Eric Singers website for a photo of Lady Gaga posing with him and another one with the whole band.
He says: "
Lady GaGa made it out to a KISS show last Friday in New Jersey. She was very kool and gracious to everyone. Not to mention also a huge KISS fan :-)"
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August 22, 2010

PAUL WEARING FIREHOUSE HELMET

At the meet & greet in Mohegan Sun a fan brought his Firehouse helmet and asked Paul if he would wear it on stage. And indeed he did. Paul kept the Firehouse helmet, put it on during "Firehouse" and then threw it to a raodie, who gave it back to the fan.
Here you can watch the clip of Paul with the Firehouse helmet on stage.
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August 21, 2010

KISS MEET AND GREET

Here you can see a video from the meet & greet in Mohegan Sun from August 19th. Paul promises a fan to wear his Firehouse helmet in concert that day...
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August 21, 2010
KISS IN HOLMDEL

Kiss played in Holmdel, New Jersey yesterday.
Here you can see Kiss perform "Cold Gin".
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August 21, 2010

LADY GAGA AND VINCE NEIL VISIT KISS

Lady Gaga and Vince Neil went to the Kiss concert in Holmdel (New Jersey) yesterday. Lady Gaga visited Kiss backstage wearing Paul Stanley boots. She took pictures and put them on Twitter.
Here and here you can see a photo of Lady Gaga with the band and here a photo together with Paul Stanley.
Here you can see Lady Gaga watching the show.

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August 20, 2010

MOHEGAN SUN'S WALK OF FAME ADDS KISS

(from Kissonline)
Legendary Rock band KISS adds their name to Mohegan Sun's Walk of Fame

Mohegan Sun is pleased to announce that KISS, one of the most iconic and recognized Rock bands of all time, has been inducted into Mohegan Sun's Walk of Fame. This places KISS among an elite group of entertainers whose stars will now lie beside theirs. Their induction took place Thursday, August 19th in The Shops concourse in front of a crowd of excited fans. KISS is the 20th star to be inducted into Mohegan Sun's Walk of Fame. Upon receiving their star band member, Paul Stanley, jokingly asked fans "Why aren't you in the Arena for the show, are you waiting for us?"

KISS has been rocking out arenas for the last four decades and has become one of the most renowned Rock bands in the history of music, with popular songs like "Rock And Roll All Nite" and "Calling Dr. Love." They have sold over 100 million albums worldwide and have continued their incredible success with the release of their latest album, Sonic Boom, just last year.

Here you can see a fan-filmed video of KISS being inducted into the Mohegan Sun Hall of Fame!
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August 18, 2010

PETER CRISS ABOUT BREAT CANCER
Here you can see Peter talking about breast cancer at an event earlier today.
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August 18, 2010

KISS ON THE "TONIGHT" SHOW
KISS' appearance on the Tonight Show will repeat today evening in the US.
It should repeat in Europe on CNBC tomorrow midnight.
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August 18, 2010

PHOTOS
Here you can see photos from the "Hottest Show on Earth" tour.
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August 16, 2010
INTERVIEW WITH GENE

Here you can listen to an interview with Gene on Fox Sports Radio.
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August 16, 2010

KISS US TOUR

Kiss are touring the US until late September. They still play the same set list every day. The average attendance per show is over 14.000 (including festivals, kids under 14 get in for free and some lawn tickets are very cheap).
There are usually well over 50 fans at the meet & greets (it costs only half as much as in Europe).
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August 15, 2010

INTERVIEW WITH TOMMY THAYER

Here you can read an interview with Tommy Thayer by Marko Syrjala for Metal Rules when he was on tour in Europe.
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August 13, 2010
CLASSIC ROCK AWARDS

Kiss are nominated for the best album and the best band of the year at the Classic Rock Awards. Here you can vote.
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August 13, 2010

DR. PEPPER RADIO AD

Here you can listen to the new Dr. Pepper radio ad featuring Gene.
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August 12, 2010

VIDEO OF LAST DYNASTY CONCERT RELEASED

(from eliteWorks/eBay seller)
December 16, 1979: Footage from the final performance on KISS's 1979 Dynasty Tour at the Toledo Sports Arena in Ohio has been released to promote the auction's of eBay seller EliteWorks.

This week's KISS auctions include: a Love Gun/Alive II Tourbook, a pre-KISS signed item from Tommy Thayer, vintage promo 8 x 10's, 1970s photos, dozens of rare print ads including the 4-page ad "ALIVE! IS PLATINUM" set, the very first national KISS cover story magazine, a 33-year old iron-on from the Rock And Roll Over Tour, and tons of rare posters from the 1970s, 80s, and early 90s.

You can see the auctions here

The recently discovered 31-year old footage shows the last time the original members of KISS - Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, and Paul Stanley were on stage together during their original tenure. This is the first time this amazing footage has been seen by the general public!!! Please remember, as a winning bidder of one of our auctions, you are entitled to the "Private Access" area of our KISS YouTube channel which features uncirculated rarities not found anywhere else!!!

Final show of the Dynasty Tour: http://www.youtube.com/user/EliteWorksATeBay#p/u

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August 12, 2010

NEW COMPILATION CD
A Kiss compilation CD "Icon" will be released on August 31, 2010 as single and double disc.
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August 12, 2010

REPORT FROM SAULT SAINT MARIE
Here you can read a report incl. photo gallery from Kiss' concert in Sault Saint Marie, Ont.
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August 12, 2010

BRUCE KULICK IN AUSTRALIA
Bruce will be going to Australia in October. More infos here on his website.
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August 11, 2010

KISS RECORDING SONG FOR PAUL McCARTNEY TRIBUTE ALBUM
In an interview with "Weekender" Gene revealed, that Kiss are covering "Venus and Mars" for an upcoming Paul McCartney tribute album. Read the interview here.
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August 11, 2010

COVER-BAND "KISSIN' TIME" ON GERMAN TV
Here you can see a report about the German Tribute band "KISSIN' TIME" on German TV on a morning show on SAT1.
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August 11, 2010

IN PICTURES: KISS IN MANSFIELD, MA
(from soundspike.com)
Few bands can boast the kind of brand recognition that KISS enjoys. After nearly four decades, the original glam band of hard rock has amassed such a huge following that the title of KISS Army, given to their fans all those years ago, now seems quite prophetic.
Click here to read the rest.

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August 10, 2010

ERIC INTERVIEW
Check out the website of The Sault Star for an interview with Eric.
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August 10, 2010

LEGENDARY GLAM BAND KISS IS HEADED TO DARIEN LAKE
(from buffalonews.com)
Last week, Kiss co-founder, rhythm guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and -- even still -- sex symbol Paul Stanley spoke to The News on the state of Kiss in 2010. Five minutes into a conversation with the man, it is glaringly apparent why Kiss remains so vital after all this time. Stanley is charming, intelligent, funny and incredibly confident, without being arrogant. He loves Kiss as much as his fans do.

Q: Though there are seasoned fans who still wish Ace and Peter were in the band, in many ways, Kiss has never sounded better. The band is incredibly tight, you've released your best studio album in decades with "Sonic Boom," and it seems that Tommy and Eric are a huge part of the sound now.

A: Really, we never have sounded better, and we've definitely never had more fun. For me, having the new material on "Sonic Boom" gives validity to what we're doing now. The way to experience what Kiss is about in 2010 is to listen to the new album and to go see the show, which is our biggest and best yet. It's important, I think, that we are a band in the present tense, that we're doing our best work right now. Tommy and Eric are a big part of that.
Click here to read the rest.

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August 10, 2010

KISS ON "ACCESS HOLLYWOOD"
Here you can see 2 clips from Gene and Paul on "Access Hollywood".
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August 9, 2010
1979 HOME MOVIES SUFACE TO PROMOTE AUCTIONS
(from eliteWorks/eBay seller)
Here it is your very first look inside the infamous KISS warehouse. These "home movies" were shot by the band's 1979 Dynasty Tour road crew as they were playing around on the flying rig built for Gene Simmons to use during his bass solo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVaqZZWVF1I

This never-before-seen clip is being released to promote the vintage KISS memorabilia auctions of eBay seller EliteWorks. This week's auctions include loads of 1970s/80s KISS posters, the extremely rare 4-page "ALIVE! IS PLATINUM" 1976 print ad from Performance Magazine, promo 8 x 10 photos, as well as 1973-74 era pictures of KISS without makeup, promotional videotapes from PolyGram Records, lots of KISS vinyl LPs, two "Beth" roses, and even a signed item from current KISS Guitarist Tommy Thayer.

You can view the auctions here

Please note that all winning bidders will have access to the PRIVATE area of our KISS Channel on YouTube-which contains uncirculated full-length songs.

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August 7, 2010

KISS IN PHILADELPHIA

After a short break from the tour, Kiss played in Philadelphia yesterday. There was no change to the set-list.
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August 6, 2010

ONE MORE KISS

(from thesunchronicle.com)
The previous Kiss studio CD "Psycho Circus" did little to prove that the band still had creative life in it.

The CD was billed as the return of the original Kiss, since it came in the midst of the reunion of guitarist/singer Paul Stanley and bassist/singer Gene Simmons with the two other original members, guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss.

"Psycho Circus," though, ended up being a lackluster effort on a musical level, and far less than advertised when it came to being called a triumphant return of the classic Kiss lineup.
Click here to read the rest.

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August 5, 2010

KISS IN THE PRESS

(from Ismael/kissfanspain.com)
KISS is featured in this month's issue of the Spanish Metal Hammer Magazine.

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August 4, 2010

INTERVIEW WITH GENE
Here you can hear an interview with Gene on WYSP Philadelphia radio.
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August 4, 2010

RECORDING KISS
A video documentation about the recording of the 2010 KISS live show on YouTube.
An interview with the engineers about recording and producing the merchandising MP3 USB stick in realtime during the show.

Part 1
Part 2

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August 4, 2010

TOMMY THAYER'S LEGENDS OF GOLF CLASSIC A HUGE SUCCESS
(from Pacific University Oregon)
The tournament hosted by Tommy Thayer generates over $425,000 in an exciting two days of entertainment, music and golf.

Perfect weather, a star-studded field of celebrities and two days of entertainment, music and golf, has translated into another huge success for the Pacific University Legends Golf Classic.

Hosted by KISS guitarist and Beaverton native Tommy Thayer, the fourth annual tournament grossed over $425,000 to benefit Pacific University’s 21-sport NCAA Division III athletics program.
Click here to read the rest.

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August 4, 2010

CREATION OF AN AIRBRUSHED SHIRT
Check out how Nick Smith creates an airbrushed Gene Simmons shirt:
part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX-6bwsgIuE
part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTNyIVaONIM
part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GDuJm6ikgo


You can buy Nick Smiths shirts here in his eBay shop.

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August 4, 2010

AN INTERVIEW WITH KISS DRUMMER ERIC SINGER
(from Philadelphia Weekly)
The idea is pretty damn solid. Four guys, inspired by the New York Dolls but too ugly to pull off the whole androgyny thing, decide instead to dress like Japanese Kabuki warriors, spit blood, breathe fire and pen songs about staying up all night and partying ev-ah-ree day. That’s KISS, who now, after 36 years of lineup and costume changes are once again circling the globe on their Hottest Show On Earth Tour. We caught up with KISS drummer Eric Singer—in the band on and off since ’91—to talk about the KISS machine, the fabric of Americana and what it feels like to be a permanent understudy.

The KISS monster keeps growing. Why is that?

“I think it’s a couple of different factors. We noticed a change when we toured Europe in 2008. We noticed that all of a sudden, ‘Wow there’s a lot of kids here, like teenage kids.’ It wasn’t just Mom and Dad bringing little kids to the show, like babies, it was teenage kids coming on their own, like you would expect with this brand-new band or a young band. We thought, ‘This is just Europe,’ because we hadn’t been there in a few years. And then we went to South America and Australia and New Zealand, and everywhere we went it was the same thing. It was a younger audience.

Click here to read the rest.

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August 2, 2010
ERIC SINGER Q & A BY JERRY ATCHINSON
(from pennlive.com)
Well I did a 15 song Q&A with Eric Singer and he was very generous and replying within a day of me asking him to do the interview. Props to Eric for giving me the time out of his day to do this:

Hello, Eric - Thanks for taking the time to do this interview with Not For The Innocent pro boards. Let's get right to it!

1. Four Day Creep (Eric Singer Project 1999)

Huge Humble Pie fan growing up ! Played Rockin' The Filmore LIVE til the grooves wore out...Jerry Shirley has the best swing and scrappiness to his drumming and Steve Marriott is the #1 singer for me! Had to cover this tune sometime in my life...


Click here to read the rest.

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