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September 29, 2005
(from PRWeb via Colette Shaw)

Fans of the makeup-wearing rock legends KISS announce plans to protest at the Hall of Fame in Cleveland in response to repeated omission of KISS on the Hall's ballots.

(PRWEB) September 27, 2005 -- In response to the announcement of the finalists for this year's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductions, fans of rock group KISS have issued a warning to the Hall: “We're sending in our forces.”

Known as the KISS Army, fans of the make-up wearing, blood-spitting icons say they are tired of the lack of respect given to the 70s icons who are still playing to packed stadiums 30 years after their creation.

“KISS has been America's number one gold record award winning group of all time,” says rally chairman Paul Carpenter. “Look at their impact on the music industry! Artists from Lenny Kravitz to Garth Brooks have said on record that KISS were the most influential musicians in their lives. The fact that year after year the Hall has failed to place KISS on its list of finalists is not just an oversight but a disgrace.”

According to rally co-chair Joe Apple, KISS fans from all around the world are already making plans to converge on the Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland on August 4, 2006 to tell the Hall and the world that KISS deserves a place of honor among the legends of rock & roll. “The KISS Army formed as a grassroots movement by a teenager in Indiana 30 years ago,” says Apple. “We're going to mobilize the generations of KISS fans who have enlisted over the years to make this an event the entertainment world will never forget.”

Information about the rally is available at:

Volunteers for the event can sign up to participate at

What:     KISS Fan Protest Rally
When:     August 4, 2006
Where:     Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
        Cleveland, OH
Contact:     Paul Carpenter: e-mail protected from spam bots

September 25, 2005

Amazon seems to know the release date for the new Kiss DVD. In fact you can pre-order it there already. The release-date seems to be a bit far away, but with Kiss you never know...

Kiss - Rock the Nation Live!

List Price: £19.99
Our Price: £14.99
You Save: £5.00 (25%)

Release date: January 1, 2020. Not yet available: you may still order this title. We will dispatch it to you when it is released by the studio.

Region 2 encoding (Europe, Japan, South Africa and the Middle East including Egypt).

Release Information:
DVD Release Date: January 1, 2020

Edition Details:
• Region 2 encoding (Europe, Japan, South Africa and the Middle East including Egypt).
• ASIN: B000B3MJ6Y
• Catalogue Number: SVED0155

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September 18, 2005
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KISS Army Norway and VME are proud to annonce that ”Gods Of Thunder – A Norwegian Tribute To KISS debuted at #13 on the Norwegian charts. In comperison, Alive III peaked at #15, and as odd as it might seems albums like Creatures Of The Night, Smashes Thrashes and Hits, Animalize and Carnival Of Souls never made such a great chart position as this tribute CD. In April last year Gene Simmons' "Asshole" debuted and peaked at #23 on the Norwegian charts. 

KISS Army have once again brought a lots of attention to KISS in Norway. The tribute album got maximum exposure in the media making entertainment headlines on Natinal television, radio and newspapers.

The album consist of chart-topping and award winning bands from Norway including million-selling artist Espen Lind, World Idol winner Kurt Nilsen (who beat US platinum artist Kelly Clarkson in last years final) and Norwegian superstars Wig Wam with a guest apperance by Bruce Kulick. In addition to the music, the CD-cover is quite historic and uniq as the artwork was done by Ken Kelly, the man behind the Destroyer and Love Gun paintings. 

Prior to the release, executive procucer Stig Karlsen (KISS Army) claimed that this CD were going to bring tribute CD's to a new level both musically & visually, and judging from the reviews and respons from the fans, he and his team might as well have succeeded.

You can preview and buy selected tracks online here.
Buy CD from KISS Army Norway (Paypal or credit cards) at this location:
or buy downloads or CD from VME (Payex or credit card) at this location:


September 18, 2005

(from: &

I am proud to announce that we will be having 2 benefit shows in Indianapolis, Indiana featuring KISS drummer Eric Singer. Singer, currently on tour with Alice Cooper, will be joined by fellow Cooper band mates Ryan Roxie, Damon Johnson, and Chuck Garric at both shows. I had spoken with Eric right after the hurricane and Eric, Ryan, Damon and Chuck immediately agreed to play the benefit shows for free! 100% of all ticket sales will go directly to the Red Cross' Hurricane Katrina relief fund.

The band will be performing 70's classics including covers of KISS, Alice Cooper, AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, T-Rex, Cheap Trick and others at both shows!!

The first show is for all ages and will take place Friday Oct. 14th from 7 PM - Midnight (or later) at the Holiday Inn 5120 Victory Dr. on the southeast side of INDY at 465 & Emerson. If you need a room call the hotel at 317-783-7751. Singer ↦ friends will perform at 9PM. All band members will be available for autographs and photos. Tickets for this show are $20.00.

The second show will be for ages 21 and over and will take place Saturday Oct. 15th from 5PM - 8PM at Birdy's Bar & Grill 2131 E. 71st St. on the north side of INDY at 71st and Keystone. Tickets for this show are $15.00.

Tickets for both shows will go on sale next week at" or by calling 317-595-1108.

Come have a great time and help a great cause!!

Everyone we've asked has come through!!

If you would like to help with the event please email me:  or call 317-595-1108.


September 17, 2005


GenePaulLasVegas9-2005.jpg (30031 Byte)Pamela Anderson has one. Ed McMahon does, too. So it was only a matter of time before rock icon Kiss got theirs.

Call it their Sin City comeuppance: a video slot machine featuring the band's hit song "Rock and Roll All Nite" and the members' famous mugs in full makeup. The game was unveiled by Progressive Gaming International Corporation Tuesday at the Global Gaming Expo with founding members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons on hand.

The band was in good company; across the convention center, actress Morgan Fairchild was launching International Game Technology's Penny Megabucks game featuring her likeness. And Don Cornelius was also at the Expo to introduce IGT's Soul Train game.

The celebrity slot machine is nothing new. A slew of famous people have paired their names and likenesses with gaming machines at past expos, including Pamela Anderson, Clint Eastwood and others. It's a formula that apparently works well for gaming companies. And the celebrities.

"Well, we try to get ourselves involved in every aspect of the American culture," Paul Stanley said. "And this is just another way" to do that.

Morgan Fairchild thought it would "be a hoot" to have her name and face on Penny Megabucks machines. Surrounded by fans wanting to get a look at her and the machines, Fairchild likened her association with the game to playing a role.

"I'm always looking for great parts, unexpected roles," she said. And the thought that she might make someone a millionaire is fun, she added.

Don Cornelius got involved with IGT's Soul Train slot machine because it was flattering to the show.

"I thought it was a fun idea and I was invited, of course," Cornelius said. "I think it will appeal to fans of the show, fans of soul music crowd that likes to dance."

The celebrities have their reasons for lending their names to the machines. But fans don't really care; they were just glad for the chance to meet their favorite stars.

"It's past due," said Kiss fan Thomas Denison, an expo attendee from Las Vegas.

He was filming Stanley and Simmons as they greeted a long line of fans next to their game. With the giant Kiss sign hanging above the machines, it will stand out in casinos, he said, and even draw players of all ages, just because they're Kiss fans.

"I first saw them in concert in 1976 and I was 5. They kind of bridge the age gap. It's the makeup," he explained.

"I tinkered with the idea of bringing their action figures and having them sign them but that might have been too geeky."

Looking at the line of fans waiting to get their photos taken with the two rock stars told Rachel Duarte, a representative of Cliff Castle Casino in Camp Verde, Arizona, everything she needed to know about the game itself.

"I can tell it's popular," she said. "We really have a market for Kiss machines because we get a lot of rock groups in our (city) and I think machines like that will really appeal to our target market."

September 17, 2005

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(from Marcio)

A new special Kiss poster-magazine has been released in Brazil. It features only a few photos without any article inside. The poster looks great (only a big Kiss logo with the faces of each member inside the letters)!!

September 15, 2005

Hal Leonard have released a new Best-of songbook.

September 15, 2005

More infos such as set-list and a link to a videoclip from "Detroit Rock city" live from the Honda Fest can be found now in the Forum.

September 11, 2005

Fort the first time in over a year, Kiss have performed live again at the Honda Fest yesterday. Check out the photos in the Photo album. Thanks to "legend2nite" for posting the pics and sharing them with us!

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September 4, 2005

(from Pavel Hromada)

Watch Kiss on TV around Europe on Thursday, September 8 2005, 22:00 CET in rockumentary WHEN KISS RULED THE WORLD on VH-1.VH1's one-hour program will chronicle Kiss's phenomenal rise to fame, the band's painful 15-year separation, and the group's extraordinary influence over the course of music history - all told in the candid words of Gene, Paul, Peter, Ace and those who took the ride with them.