Monday, May 31, 2010

Kiss Perform 'Beth' in Hamburg Tonight - Video

Kiss performed a rare acoustic version of 'Beth' tonight in Hamburg, Germany. Eric sang lead vocals, Paul and Tommy on guitars and Gene on bass as the Color Line Arena crowd sang along. The song ended with a roar of approval and screams to the delight of the German Kiss fans with this rare performance.

Kiss Performs 'Beth' Tonight in Hamburg, Germany

We found out on Kiss' facebook page that Kiss performed 'Beth' live in Hamburg tonight.

Eric sang lead vocals, Paul and Tommy played acoustic guitars and Gene on bass.

"The crowd went crazy & sang along entire song," according to the Facebook entry.

This comes hot off the heels of the 'Beth' performed on Tuesday night's episode of Fox Network's smash hit, GLEE. The new version of 'Beth' is currently #65 on the ITunes charts.
This is the first time 'Beth' has been played live since December 20, 2003 in Fresno, Ca., which was not only Peter's birthday but Peter's last show.

We hope to have video asap.

Kiss Hottest Show On Earth Tour Packages Revealed


The following ALL NEW packages will be available for the 2010 Hottest Show On Earth Tour!


Kiss Mask Note: Prices for these packages have not yet been announced. Check back with the Kiss Mask or Kissonline as those and other details become available.

KISS - Meet & Greet Package

Package includes:
* One premium, reserved ticket located within the first 5 rows of the stage
* Exclusive Meet & Greet with the members of KISS
* Personal photograph with KISS
* Autographed 8X10 photo
* Exclusive, Limited Edition KISS Flip Video Camera
* Specially Designed KISS Concert Shirt
* Collectible KISS Tour Poster (limited edition, numbered)
* Official Meet and Greet Laminate
* Set of KISS guitar picks
* $25 voucher to the KISS on-line merchandise store


KISS - Exclusive Flip Video Package

Package includes:
* One premium, reserved ticket located within the first 15 rows of the stage
* Exclusive, Limited Edition KISS Flip Video Camera
* Specially Designed KISS Concert Shirt
* Collectible KISS Tour Poster (limited edition, numbered)
* Commemorative Tour Laminate
* Set of official KISS guitar picks
* $25 voucher to the KISS on-line merchandise store
Two guests per show will be upgraded to the KISS M&G

KISS - Premium Ticket Package

Package includes:
* One premium, reserved ticket located within the first 15 rows of the stage
* Specially Designed KISS Concert Shirt
* Collectible KISS Tour Poster (limited edition, numbered)
* Commemorative Tour Laminate
* Set of official KISS guitar picks
* $25 voucher to the KISS on-line merchandise store
* Two guests per show will be upgraded to the KISS M&G

Kiss Army Pre-Sale - 9 Shows on Tuesday



9 Kiss Shows/Kiss Army Presale This Tuesday, June 1.
Kissonline.com


Kiss Army Members-only ticket presale will go on sale Tuesday.
You must be a member of the Kiss Army. Go to Kissonline.com for sign up and information. The 9 presale shows are as follows:




Thu Jul 29 Pittsburgh First Niagara Pavilion
Fri Jul 30 Cleveland Blossom Music Center
Fri Aug 13 Darien Lake Darien Lake PAC
Sat Aug 14 Wantagh Nikon at Jones Beach
Fri Aug 20 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center
Fri Aug 27 Virginia Beach Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sat Sep 11 Detroit DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sun Sep 12 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center
Fri Sep 24 Phoenix Cricket Wireless Pavilion


Kissonline Pre-Sale Information. Log onto http://www.kissonline.com/ to join.

If you are a Premium KISS ARMY Member: LOGIN Tuesday and visit the tour page to get your unique code 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

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Kiss in Brasrislava First Ever!

Kiss played Bratislava for the first time ever at Bratislava Stadium on May 29, 2010. Check out fan filmed footage of the outdoor show below. The band's hydraulic lift in the opening got stuck at one point in mid-air.

Crazy, Crazy Nights

Firehouse

Intro

Ace Frehley to join Jeff Beck's Les Paul Celebration

Ace Will Join Jeff Beck's Les Paul Celebration


New York-Jeff Beck will stage "A Celebration of Les Paul" on June 9th at New York's Iridium Jazz Club to honor the late, great Les Paul presented by Gibson Guitar and the Iridium. Ace Frehley will attend the the invitation-only event along with other guests including Billy Gibbons, Zakk Wylde, Paul Shaffer, Steve Miller, Meat Loaf, Warren Haynes, and Gibson Guitar Chariman/CEO Heny Juszkiewicz.

Details:
When: Wednesday, June 9 6:30 p.m.
Media Check-in 7:00 p.m.
Red Carpet Arrivals 8:00 p.m. Show
Where: Iridium Jazz Club 1650 Broadway, New York, NY
Fans can win tickets here.
Photo Caption: Les Paul and Ace Frehley

'Glee' Gets KISSed!

Glee Get's KISSed

Bar none, this is the best Kiss cover song ever recorded. Glee's version has a contemporary, updated and youthful sound without straying away from the original's power and punch.
Since Fox is very tight on video releases of Glee, left is a screenshot
of the guys of Glee performing 'Shout It Out Loud.' The episode also featured 'Beth.' Below is entire audio versions of both songs. The episode aired May 25.

Shout It Out Loud



Beth

Kiss Announces North American Tour



KISS Announces North America Tour
PollStar.com
By Jay Smith
(Editor's Note: KISS is currently the #1 Band/Tour search request on Pollstar.com)

The headline says it all as the legendary rock band hits the road for an amphitheatre / arena run beginning July 23 in Wyoming.
Of course, you could talk about the band’s record sales – 80 million albums and counting. Or you could talk about how KISS has proven time and time again that it is one of the premier bands to ever appear on stage. But in these cases, merely mentioning “KISS tour” is enough to get fans salivating.


Called “The Hottest Show On Earth” tour and with most dates presented by Live Nation, it all begins at Wyoming’s Cheyenne Frontier Days July 23, followed by the North Dakota State Fair July 24. Other stops include Burgettstown, Pa. (Pittsburgh), at First Niagara Pavilion July 29; Philadelphia at Susquehanna Bank Center Aug. 6; Mansfield, Mass., at Comcast Center Aug. 7; Uncasville, Conn., at Mohegan Sun Arena Aug. 19; Milwaukee at Marcus Amphitheatre Sept. 2 and Dallas at Pizza Hut Park Sept. 18 before wrapping in Phoenix at Cricket Wireless Pavilion Sept. 24.
A Citi Card presale begins June 2 and a general onsale for select markets begins June 4. For more information, click here for the official KISS website.
KISS has hooked up with Guitar Center to offer “Guitar Center Onstage,” an unsigned band competition which gives emerging groups a chance to open for the band at 22 tour stops. Click here for details (registration begins June 1. Link was not active at press time).
KISS will also host a live chat on Facebook via Ustream June 1. Click here for the band’s Facebook page.

Gene Simmons: Assault Charges Dropped

Assault Charges Dropped Against Gene Simmons

(RTTNews) - A Los Angeles County District Attorney has dropped the assault charges pressed against KISS legend Gene Simmons after determining there was insufficient evidence against him. Simmons had been accused of attacking Nathan Marlowe and Cynthia Manzo at a shopping center last year. The couple claimed Simmons assaulted them and took their video camera as they filmed him at The Grove in December. A civil case against Simmons is still pending. Marlowe claims the incident has prevented him from working as a tattoo artist and also from having sex with Manzo. According to reports, the couple is seeking more than $25,000 in damages. Simmons claims he merely shoved the camera in Marlowe's face and that he feared for the safety of his family.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Bruce Kulick's Father Passes Away

Our sincere condolences and sympathies to Bruce, Bob, and their family on the passing of their father. Our thoughts and prayers to the Kulick family at a very difficult time.

Kiss To Host Web Chat June 1st

Kiss, will conduct an exclusive 30 min. live webchat backstage from Koenig Pilsner Arena in Oberhausen, Germany on Tuesday, June 1st at 1:45pm EDT/12:45pm CDT/11:45am PDT. The band will be answering fan questions and a unique concert ticket pre-sale code will be revealed to fans during the chat!Watch and interact with KISS by visiting http://www.ustream.tv/kiss

**Chat begins at 10:45am in Los Angeles; 1:45pm in New York City; 6:45pm in London, and 3:45am in Tokyo.

Live Videos by Ustream

Where is Peter Criss?


Where is Peter Criss?


The last we heard of Peter was from our friend Richie Scarlet who we interviewed last summer. Richie had recorded bass parts for Peter's new CD which is supposed to be a rocker follow up to One For All.

After several attempts to reach his wife and manager, via email and phone, Gigi, ended in no response. The last I heard from Gigi is when she called me for a photo of Peter for CNN's report on Peter's breast cancer. We hope Peter is well and his album will eventually see the light of day.
Contact us, we'd love to know how you are and what you're doing.

'Black Diamond' From Budapest/ Kiss Play Slovakia Tonight!

Fan filmed video of Kiss performing Black Diamond May 28, 2010 in Budapest, Hungary.

Black Diamond


Kiss will play Bratislava, Slovakia for the first time ever tonight. Here's the TV spot.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Assault Charges Against Gene Simmons Dropped

TMZ.com

Gene Simmons is no terrorist -- at least according to the L.A. County District Attorney, who just decided not to prosecute the rocker over an alleged violent altercation with two people.

The D.A. issued a report -- obtained by TMZ -- which explains there was not enough evidence to prove Gene choked and then threatened both Nathan Marlowe and his significant other Cynthia Manzo at The Grove shopping center last year. However, Gene isn't out of the woods yet -- according to the docs, Marlowe has also filed a civil lawsuit against Simmons claiming "the stress of the incident has impaired his ability to work in a tattoo parlor and to have sex with Cynthia Manzo."

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Gene Simmons Up In The Air in Prague - Video

Here is fan filmed video of Gene stuck in the air during his solo in Prague at the O2 Arena, May 23, 2010. The Demon, however, finally made it up to his perch to sing 'I LOVE IT LOUD.'

I Love It Loud

Kiss & Las Vegas Monster Mini-Golf

Legendary Rock Band KISS and Monster Mini Golf, a leader in cutting-edge indoor glow-in-the-dark themed entertainment centers, have joined forces to bring you the first ever KISS-themed Monster Mini Golf entertainment center on the sinfully-fun Las Vegas strip.
A mere six years ago, Christina and Patrick Vitagliano, a seemingly normal couple, sat at their kitchen table and came up with one of the most "frightening" entertainment ideas ever perpetrated on the American people - Monster Mini Golf. Christina wanted the concept to have three important factors: fun for all ages, inexpensive yet profitable and, above all, it had to be cool. So they took the 50-year-old proven concept of miniature golf, moved it indoors and added black lights, sound, special effects, a live DJ, and monsters - from frightfully animated to humorously absurd. Then they did what mini-golf needed - brought it to the 21st century and gave it a good dose of cool.
Now after 6 years and over 25 locations nationwide (and growing), the founders of Monster Mini Golf have decided it is time to kick up their edgy cool concept yet another notch. Along with monsters, black lights, special effects and mini-golf -- it's time to ROCK! When it's time to rock - it's time to call KISS!
The Monster team is currently seeking an on-strip Las Vegas location and is looking to open the first-ever "Monster Mini Golf presents KISS" mini-golf facility in the next 12-18 months. That's right, mini-golf, monsters and KISS. It's going to ROCK so hard it's SCARY.
Live Nation Merchandise is the licensing agent for KISS and was instrumental in brokering this deal.
Visit Monster Mini Golf on the web at http://www.monsterminigolf.com/

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

GLEE Does 'Shout It Out Loud'

Lasr night's GLEE episode features the cast doing "Shout It Out Out" and "Beth." "Beth" is ranked #65 on the ITunes Singles Charts.

Kiss Promices "Hottest" Summer Tour

Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- When KISS tours the United States this summer, it will not be for nostalgia, the band said.
After nearly four decades of touring and recording, KISS has hundreds of songs to choose from, but bassist Gene Simmons promises a new show.
"Every time we go on tour we add new stuff people have never seen before," he said. "We continue to add more songs to our large repertoire."
Their latest album, Sonic Boom, is "classic KISS without sounding retro," guitarist Paul Stanley said.
"The Hottest Show on Earth" tour will kick off July 23 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with at least 22 concerts, mostly on weekends through Labor Day.
"We just finished playing the world, doing the biggest tour that we've ever done and we thought we were going to take a break," Stanley said. "All of the sudden we started thinking 'Nah! We're having too much fun.'"
The first time a number of now-legendary bands -- including AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Rush, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest -- played in front of a sold-out stadium crowd was when they opened for KISS.
KISS announced a competition between unsigned bands for a chance open at one of the summer concerts.
"Somebody gave us a chance once," Simmons said. "We're going to be giving new bands a chance."
Simmons, 60, and Stanley, 58, have been with the band since it formed in 1972. Eric Singer first joined as drummer in 1991 and lead guitarist Tommy Thayer was added eight years ago.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Kiss Set 28- Date Summer Tour

By William Goodman
SPIN Magazine/SPIN.com
Some things never get old... like wearing spandex and makeup, spouting blood and fire, and rock'n'rolling all night and partying every day. Not even when they're done by 60something Gene Simmons.

KISS will hit the road this summer on their "Hottest Show on Earth" tour, kicking off July 23 in Cheyenne, WY, and you can bet your platform boots there will plenty of the aforementioned goodies. The 28-date tour, their second since the release of 2009's comeback effort Sonic Boom, will lead the rock vets from Boston to Dallas, before closing out on September 24 in Phoenix. The band is promising to perform all their biggest hits, plus classics they haven't played live in years.

Presale tickets are available beginning Wednesday, June 2, at 10 A.M. via Citi's Private Pass Program. KISS will donate $1 from each ticket to benefit the United States Armed Forces' Wounded Warriors Project.

Which band could possibly open for KISS? No, not these fellow eyeliner and fake blood enthusiasts, but, just maybe... YOU! KISS and Guitar Center are teaming up to launch a talent search to pick the supporting act. Click here for more info.

SPIN contributing writer Travis Wright reviewed the opening date of KISS' 2009 tour in Detroit: "'We know what you're here for -- you want that cool, classic old stuff and we're going to cover it all tonight,' guitarist/singer Paul Stanley promised a roaring crowd of more than 21,000. And they did -- flawlessly."

Monday, May 24, 2010

Kiss Announce Hottest Show On Earth Summer Tour

LEGENDARY ROCK ICONS KISS RETURN TO NORTH AMERICA WITH THE HOTTEST SHOW ON EARTH TOUR
Throughout their 37-year career, KISS has sold 80 million albums, played in front of millions of people and become an integral part of American culture. Now, rock's most iconic band is unleashing another assault on North America with The Hottest Show on Earth tour starting on July 23. KISS will perform such classics as "Detroit Rock City" and "Rock and Roll All Nite" as well as hits that they haven't played in the US in many years.
The Hottest Show on Earth tour, produced by Live Nation, will trek through a mix of arenas and amphitheaters throughout North America. Tickets for shows produced by Live Nation go on sale to the general public in select markets beginning June 4 at LiveNation.com. Citi cardmembers can access presale tickets beginning Wednesday, June 2 at 10 a.m. local time through Citi's Private Pass Program. For complete presale details visit http://www.citiprivatepass.com/. KISS is also giving back to the United States Armed Forces by donating one dollar from each ticket sold to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project.
Dr Pepper is a proud sponsor of the KISS tour and will be offering exciting contests and prizes in tour markets. Watch and listen for the Dr Pepper Cherry and KISS TV and radio spots that will be back on the air in late June.
KISS has given some of today's now-legendary bands their first shot by opening for the band at sold out arenas and stadiums around the world -- AC/DC, BON JOVI, RUSH, IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST and many others. Now, the legendary rockers are partnering with Guitar Center, the world's largest musical instrument retailer, for Guitar Center On-Stage, an unsigned band competition that will provide emerging artists the chance to open for KISS at 22 of the band's tour stops. In addition, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley will choose one grand-prize winner to receive a $10,000 Guitar Center shopping spree among other prizes. For more information, visit http://www.gconstage.com/ . Registration begins on June 1.
For the first time, KISS will host a live internet chat on Facebook via Ustream on June 1 to give fans an opportunity to speak directly with the band about the tour. Users can watch and interact by visiting the official KISS Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/KISS

July 23 - Cheyenne, WY - Cheyenne Frontier Days

24 - Minot, ND - North Dakota State Fair

29 - Pittsburgh, PA - First Niagara Pavilion

30 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center

31 - Hershey, PA - Hershey Park Stadium

August 6 - Philadelphia, PA (Camden, NJ)- Susquehanna Bank Center

7 - Boston, MA - Comcast Center

9 - Indianapolis, IN - Indiana State Fairgrounds

13 - Buffalo, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

14 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

15 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion

19 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Arena

20 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center

21 - Washington DC - Jiffy Lube Live

27 - Virginia Beach, VA - Virginia Beach Amphitheater

28 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

29 - Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek

September 2 - Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheatre

3 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

4 - St. Paul, MN - Minnesota State Fair

10 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

11 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre

12 - Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center

17 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

18 - Dallas, TX - Pizza Hut Park

19 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center

22 - Sandy, UT - Rio Tinto Stadium

1979 Dynasty Stage Set-Up Footage

Eliteworks, an ebay based vintage Kiss online auction, has released yet another great clip of the stage set-up and breakdown from Kiss' 1979 Dyansty tour.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Kiss in Vienna, Austria 5/20/10 - Video

Here's great fan filmed video of Kiss' appearence at Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna Austria, May 20, 2010.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Bruce Kulick Appearences

Bruce Kulick in Corona & Grand Funk in San Bernardino, CA.
Kulick.net
May 22, 2010:
Bruce will be appearing at Club 109 with LA Kiss tribute, Gods of Thunder, in Corona, CA and you can get more info about the event on their website.

Grand Funk Railroad Live on May 29th at the National Orange Show in San Bernardino.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Kiss Austrian News Report

Here's an Austrian News Report from ORF TV Thek of Kiss' stop in Vienna.

Kiss Italian Interview Footage

Here's a Interview clip of Kiss from Italian TV while in Milan. Included is nice backstage and concert footage.

SONIC BOOM OVER EUROPE GOES SIMFY LIVE!!!


Back stage with KISS recording team

By Fabio "Deuce" Mainardi

Milan, May 18, KISS show n°12 of the Sonic Boom Over Europe Tour. I was heading to the venue with the bitter-sweet feeling this would be the last time I could see them live…I was thinking the same in 1996, though…KISS is immortal as their music and nowadays it’s so cool KISS fans may be collect high quality recordings of each and every show thanks to the massive job carried over by KISS technical partner simfy live (formerly known as Concert Online). The daily planning said I would have met up with the recording team at the Mediolanum Forum to see how all the things are being done and set up in order to let the people have their show on hand in the same time KISS are backstage taking off their greasepaint! Unfortunately due to some technical insider information taped during the interview, the management decided on not having the video published in any way, but I can tell you the guys are doing a tremendous job; it’s even unimaginable how many things should be set up for every show and immediately after packed as fast as possible in order to be shipped to the next venue. Basically the KISS shows are taped on 46 tracks boot including some crowd mikes and all snares toms and pedasl of Eric’s drum kit. The recording is made on a pair of PC in order to be able to switch for one to another in case of default and to be sure to get the recordings done. Cutting tracks and tagging them is done almost live, and even the “special effects” of the guitars moving form channel left to right (during Tommy solo e.g.) are done live thanks to a Video installed in the control room where the guys may follow KISS playing and choose the right timing to fade in and fade out the guitars lines. All concert are ready to be sold up to the 11nd song that normally is 100,000 years at the end of the show while the remening part become downloadable early in the afternoon of the following day, almost incredible to see…amazing to listen, believe me!!For more infos on simfy live products and tour dates listing go to simfyLive.com

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Kiss Inspired Tango on 'Dancing With the Stars'

Last night's episode of "Dancing with the Stars" featured a KISS-inspired tango to "Rock And Roll All Nite" with Melissa Rycroft and a makeup-clad Joey Fatone... complete with pyro!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Kiss Milan, Italy May 18, 2010 - Video

Fan filmed video of Kiss' sold-out performance at Mediolanum Forum, Milan, Italy.
Paul flying

Black Diamond

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ronnie James Dio Remembered

My love of theatrics and music began with Kiss, but didn't end there. One of my favorite vocalists and shows is this one that I feel today, so privileged to be at was Ronnie's 1984 'Special from the Spectrum.' Taped at his Philadelphia headlined-arena show, this show, with Twisted Sister opening, was one of the finest I've ever seen or heard. Theatrics and music go hand in hand, but the music always, for me, had to be good. And with Ronnie James Dio, it wasn't just good, it was great. RIP.
Rainbow In The Dark

Kiss in Geneva, Switzerland - Video

Fan filmed video of Kiss' performance in Geneva, Switzerland, Geneva Arena 5/17/10.
Paul pays homage to Ronnie James Dio

Calling Dr. Love

Intro+Modern Day Delilah

Kiss 'She's So European' Kissology Vol. 2

Kissology Volume 2 Disc 2 - Rockpop (German TV Show) She's So European

German Kiss TV Interview

Kiss were interviewed for German TV during a backstage visit in Europe.

Gene Simmons in Guitar Hero 6 due out in June

Gene Simmons and Metallica's Lars Ulrich are the first pair of rockers confirmed to make motion-capture enabled cameos in Guitar Hero 6. Simmons will act as narrator for a new Quest Mode in which you’ll recruit rock stars for your band and unlock sets of their songs.

The reference to song sets suggests that Guitar Hero 6 will feature batches of tracks from bands rather than just one of two songs. The artists confirmed so far are Queen, Black Sabbath and KISS.
Guitar Hero 6 is due in June with very little details of which Kiss songs will be featured.

Kiss: Live in London




Kiss in London.
Photos by Arie van Rotterdam








































Kiss Boomed London


KISS BOOMED LONDON
Photos and essay by Arie van Rotterdam

We were on a mission to promote the KISS Radio Special on TNT Radio which will be aired june 4th in Holland celebrating the return of KISS to Europe and Holland June 18th at the Gelredome in Arnhem.
We arrived in London May 11th. At 7pm we attended the KISS Photo Exhibition of Denis O'Regan at the Apple Store (Regent Street). He gave a great presentation on shooting KISS ahead of their upcoming Wembley Shows. He lectured on how he works on the road and even had KISS sign all his photos that same afternoon. For more info: http://www.denis.co.uk/
The next day we've explored the Wembley Stadium and Arena in the afternoon and then our mission began. Taking Down (Roadrunner Records), the Las Vegas band that opened for them got their Love Gun locked and loaded. Their debut album "Time To Burn" was released April 12th in Europe and you can catch them June 12th at the Download Festival. For more info: http://www.takingdown.com/
At 9pm KISS enters the stage with the fantastic opener "Modern Day Delilah" (Sonic Boom) and they really know how to make a grand entrance this time with Gene, Tommy & Paul being lifted over Eric's drumkit.
Despite the fact that the Arena was 75% full KISS did go full force one after the other, no interruption, no time to breathe and was a special show celebrating the birthday of Eric Singer.
Proving it was also from 'The beginning' "Cold Gin", "Let Me Go, Rock 'N Roll" and "Firehouse" followed going full force. And then back to the present with "Say Yeah" (Sonic Boom) and the great performed "Deuce" and the crowd gets really crazy with the flames get hotter and the fireworks louder. "Crazy, Crazy Nights" was brought back to life and turned up the party spirit at the Arena. KISS blast through it like there is no tomorrow. After "Dr. Love" it was Tommy's turn with "Shock Me" which led to great solo spots by Tommy and Eric. Both of them levitated on platforms and shooting rocket launchers and really shows they're part of a winning team. After the final new song "I Am An Animal" (Sonic Boom) Paul introduced the next song "100,000 Years" as "the song we always play because it's good". After his blood spitting bass solo Gene goes up to the rafters with "I Love It Loud" (I must admit I do miss "God Of Thunder"). "Love Gun" blast into the Arena and Paul playing a part of "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin. No lectures on politics or enviremental issues this evening it's only about Rock 'N Roll. "Black Diamond" follows with all fans singing along and "Detroit Rock City" finished it off before "the longest encore ever".
"Lick It Up" is the first encore followed by "Shout It Out Loud" and Paul joined the crowd during "I Was Made For Lovin' You". Wembley turned into the church of rock during "God Gave Rock & Roll To You II" and ended the show with a BOOM during "Rock And Roll All Nite".

Kiss Announce Minnesota Show

As part of their US summer tour, Kiss have yet announced another state fair show, this one in Minnesota. KISS will play at the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday, September 4th at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand.Tickets for "An Evening With KISS" go on sale Saturday, May 22 at noon. Admission prices are $68.00, $58.00, and $38.00 plus applicable fees. Fair admission ($11) is not included with tickets and must also be purchased to attend the concert.Tickets will be available at the Minnesota State Fair box office and via Ticketmaster.

Kiss 'Detroit Rock City' Zurich 5/16/10

Fan filmed fottage of Kiss performing 'Detoit Rock City' at Hallenstadion Zurich, Switzerland, May 16, 2010.

Kiss 1974 Toronto Interview

EliteWorks, a vintage Kiss merchandise company, has released this never before seen video of Kiss interviewed in Toronto, 1974. The footage is rare and spectacular.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Kiss Remembers Ronnie James Dio

Ronnie James Dio, Passes Away at 67.

We mourn the tragic passing of the great Ronnie James Dio. In addition to his powerhouse vocal ability, Ronnie was a true gentleman who always emanated great warmth and friendship to us and everyone around him. We will miss him. - KISS

Ronnie James Dio, the frontman of heavy metal bands Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven and Hell, has passed away from his battle with stomach cancer. He was 67.

Heaven and Hell recently cancelled their scheduled summer tour.

Friday, May 14, 2010

New Kiss Album: 18 Month Prediction

In an interview with Gene and Paul before their Glasgow show, they talk about about the current tour and a new album.

When asked about a new Kiss album, Paul Stanley said, "I think so.

"We had said before we didn't really see doing an album, but I think at this point, doing so well, so famously, we had such a great time doing it, that when we have some time, which is not in the near future - if I had to make a prediction I'd say 18months - there will be another Kiss album."

'Say Yeah' from Night #2- London

Say Yeah - May 13, 2010 Wembley Arena

Eric Singer's Badlands Releases Available

Eric Singer's band before Kiss, Badlands, released two albums, Badlands ( CANDY071) and VooDoo Highway ( CANDY072) are available in re-release through RockCandy Records. You can order both of them at their website www.rockcandyrecords.com .

Kiss Live at Wembley: Review /Night #2 May 13, 2010

KISS AT WEMBLEY MAY 13, 2010
Altsounds.com/by Cristina M.
The Circus is finally in town. The Sonic Circus, that is. Kiss and their stratospheric show hit the UK capital for two Wembley dates that, as expected, turn into a fancy dress gathering. Demons, Starchildren, Spacemen and Catmen of all ages and shapes populate the area, and when I say all ages I totally mean it: gone are the times when my cousins and I used to stick Kiss vinyls on the turntable at family parties as a rebellious statement; gone are the times when Gene’s tongue was symbol of evil and debauchery; tonight I’m surrounded of mums and dads with kids in Kiss make up, so much so, it feels like a Fun Fair with face painting. Kiss a family event? Who would have thought...

Suddenly, I feel the need to re-watch Detroit Rock City. Will have to wait though, as it's time to get in and enjoy the ride. You wanted the best, you got the best - ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the ones and only KISS!
read the rest here http://hangout.altsounds.com/reviews/117964-kiss-wembley-arena-live.html

Into/Modern Day Delilah

God Gave Rock And Roll To You II

Jimmy Page and Shannon Tweed at Kiss Show


Shannon posted this photo of her and Led Zeppelin griller and legend, Jimmy Page, who attended the May 12 Wembley show.

Gene Simmons UK Radio Interview

Gene Simmons in the UK
Bravewords.com

Gene Simmons interview with UK radio, Rock 106.6. Gene discusses the live show, visitng England and how to deal with drug problems.

Gene Simmons part 1
Gene Simmons part 2

Philadelphia Kiss Expo This Sunday!

Bruce Kulick In Town This Weekend
2010 Philadelphia KISS Expo celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the release of Asylum!
Get ready for another great KISS Expo! The 2010 Philadelphia KISS Expo will be held Sunday May 16th from 1:00PM to 7:00PM (12:00PM for VIP holders)

Radisson Hotel Valley Forge 1160 First Avenue King of Prussia, PA 19406For hotel rooms - call 610-337-2000 and ask for the special KISS Expo rate! Cutoff for the special rate is April 15th.

You do not want to miss this KISS Expo! This will probably be another year of very few KISS related Expos.

Special guest is former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick. Bruce will be celebrating his recently released cd BK3! Bruce will do a Q/A and be available for photos and autographs throughout the day. Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the release of KISS Asylum with Bruce!Also appearing will be Author of Sealed With A KISS, Lydia Criss, former wife of original KISS drummer Peter Criss. She will do a Q/A and be available for photos and autographs throughout the day. She will also be selling and signing her coffee table book.
CLICK HERE for more info

New Kiss Album: Paul's 18 Month Prediction

New Kiss Album In 18 Months
In an interview with Gene and Paul before their Glasgow show, they talk about about the current tour and a new album.

When asked about a new Kiss album, Paul Stanley said, "I think so.

"We had said before we didn't really see doing an album, but I think at this point, doing so well, so famously, we had such a great time doing it, that when we have some time, which is not in the near future - if I had to make a prediction I'd say 18months - there will be another Kiss album."

Ace Frehley Writing His Memoirs

Click the link below to view the Artisian News report on Ace writing a book of his memoirs of his years with Kiss. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3dljbqBYo4

Ace was interviewed (see link to clip above) on the red carpet at the MusiCares Benefit he performed at (with Slash, Cherrie Currie, Chad Smith) May 7 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The benefit celebrated women in sobriety and recovery dedicated to former First Lady Betty Ford, who struggled with alcoholism before getting sober and created the Betty Ford Recovery Center.

"It's gonna be memoirs, you know," he said."I just turned 59, [so] I think it's about time I start getting the stuff out and writing it down on paper before I forget it.

"It's hard for me to remember a lot of the stuff, so what I've been doing is getting together with people I used to work with, and they usually have better memories of situations than myself. Getting together with old bodyguards... They have the best stories about me... stuff I don't remember."

Glee Preview of 'Beth'

Here's a preview of the vocal for 'Beth' for the upcoming episode of GLEE. The episode will run
June 1, 2010 on FOX Networks.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Kiss:Sonic Boom Over London

Kiss Wembley Arena London 5/12/10
Calling Dr. Love

Crazy, Crazy Nights


Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer solos

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wembley Crowd Sings Happy Birthday To Eric

The crowd at tonight's London Wembley show sanf 'Happy Birthday' to Eric Singer.

Kiss:Review- Manchester, UK 5/11/10

Live: Kiss – Manchester Evening News Arena
BACONMUSIC.Com

Following up their all conquering headline performance at the 2008 Download festival, glam rock titans KISS were back on English soil for their first indoor arena tour in the country for 11 years. The KISS machine these days includes guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer, alongside original members Paul Stanley (guitar and vocals) and Gene Simmons (bass and vocals).

The MEN Arena was packed virtually to capacity tonight, and the excitement amongst the 10,000+ crowd was electrifying, especially as the huge curtain dropped, and KISS bombastically entered the stage to the tune of ‘Modern Day Delilah’. The title of the tour is ‘From the Beginning to the Boom’, and this was reflected in the setlist, with songs spanning the entire 35 year recording career of the band, from 1974’s ‘Kiss’, right up to 2009’s ‘Sonic Boom’.

The setlist was a real crowd pleaser, and seemed to be specifically catering to the UK audience, with the band’s only two UK top 10 hits ‘Crazy, Crazy Nights’ and ‘God Gave Rock ‘n’ Roll To You’ both performed for the first time in donkeys years. Despite the 35 year age gap between some of the songs, the set gelled well together and provided a treat for young and old, with vast age differences between members the crowd in attendance.
read the rest here http://www.baconmusic.co.uk/2010/05/11/reviews/4192/

Black Diamond

Bruce Kulick's East Coast Swing

BRUCE KULICK'S EAST COAST SCHEDULE

Hot on the heels of his exclusive appearance on A&E’s Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Bruce Kulick, the former KISS/current Grand Funk Railroad guitarist will be heading to the east coast for his only tri-state appearances on behalf of his new album, BK3 – available now in stores and online on Twenty 4 Records / Rocket Science Ventures.


BRUCE AT PHILADELPHIA KISS EXPO -May 16, 2010: Bruce will be the special guest at the KISS Philadelphia EXPO on Sunday May 16th at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge. For further information: http://www.getalifeinc.com/. Radisson Hotel Valley Forge -1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406.


BRUCE AT NJ's VINTAGE VINYL -May 17, 2010: Bruce will also be appearing at Vintage Vinyl (Route 1) in Fords, New Jersey at 7:30pm on Monday May 17th. Bruce will be signing copies of BK3. Those that purchase the album in the store will receive a wristband granting access to the event. For further info: http://www.vvinyl.com/


BK3 continues to get rave reviews from the press. Classic Rock magazine says, ‘A well crafted effort that reveals Kulick living up to his full potential as a solo artist.’ Guitar Player magazine states ‘ Kulick is a devastatingly ballsy, inventive and melodic guitarist, and BK3’s blend of 70s and 80s rock styles gives him plenty of room to blow your mind.”

Bruce recently appeared on ‘ Gene Simmons Family Jewels’ performing the debut single from BK3 ‘Hand of the King’ with Nick Simmons. For re-air dates and further info, check out and to order BK3 go to http://www.kulick.net/


The Kiss Jet: Up, Up and Away!

Video of the Kiss jet leaving the airport in Manchester, UK. The video was posted by Unkafil Studios of Bredbury.

Kiss:TMZ Live Photo Gallery

Check out these photos of Kiss' Sonic Boom Over Europe tour from the UK. TMZ has posted these photos on their site- click the link below.
http://photos.tmz.com/galleries/kiss_in_concert#tab=most_recent

Ace Frehley: Four Years Sobriety


ACE ON FOURS YEARS SOBRIETY

(from Spinner.com)

It's no secret that the '70s were the height of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. As the guitarist for Kiss, 'Space' Ace Frehley had no problem partaking in the perks that came with his stature during that decade of decadence -- as he told Spinner last year, "For a long time I was missing in action."

But that was the old Frehley. He's been sober for four years now and was recently on hand at the Grammy Foundation's annual MusiCares concert in L.A., an event that celebrates musicians and their sobriety. Once known for his partying, Frehley tells Spinner that he's truly a changed man. "Years ago I was a crazy party animal and people used to come up to me and say, 'Man, Ace, I got wasted the other night just like you,'" he says. "Now I've got fans coming up to me saying, 'Hey, you got sober and you're one of the reasons I decided to get sober.' I get that kind of feedback now when I meet fans, when I read fan mail and there's nothing better than that."
Congratulations Ace!!

Happy Birthday Eric Singer


Wishing Eric a Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Gene Simmons Rally For Kids With Cnacer

Gene Simmons is taking part in the Rally For Kids With Cancer campaign. You can click here https://app.webdonate.com/Participant/Gene.aspx to sponsor Gene is this very important fight for kids with cancer.


"Dear Friends,
The Rally for Kids with Cancer Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children throughout LA.
I will be participating in the Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup on Saturday, July 31. By pledging me for this event you are supporting children's cancer research from diagnosis and treatment, to conducting research and finding promising new therapies.
I hope you'll sponsor me in this very worthwhile cause. Your generous donation will go towards helping kids with cancer beat the disease so they can live active, full lives.
We can make a difference.
Thank you for your support!
Gene"

Official website: http://www.rallyforkids.com/

Kiss US Summer Tour:Sonic Boom Over America


Gene Simmons announced through his Twitter account:

"KISS is coming to North America again... starting in August... See you all then."
(Photo:Ross Halfin)
KISS has announced a third show for this summer at the Indiana State Fair, August 9, 2010 Hoosier Lottery Grandstand.
Indiana show ticket info:
Tickets for the concert go on sale on Friday at 10 a.m. Admission prices are $70, $59 and $45 plus applicable fees. Fair admission is included with tickets. Through midnight Sunday, or while supplies last, a buy-one-get-one-free ticket offer applies to $45 seats in the upper grandstand.



Kiss shows confirmed:
July 23, 2010
Frontier Park/Cheyenne Frontier Days
CHEYENNE

July 24, 2010
North Dakota State Fair
MINOT
We also have "strong rumored" dates for (these dates are unconfirmed by Kiss):
8/11/2010 Philadelphia, PA – Susquehanna Bank Center
8/13/2010 Pittsburgh, PA – Post-Gazette Pavilion
8/14/2010 Washington, DC – Nissan Pavilion

BUY KISS FROM DENIS O'REGAN AND GET FREE WEMBLEY TICKETS!!!

BUY KISS FROM DENIS O'REGAN AND GET FREE WEMBLEY TICKETS!!!
(from Deuce News)
Exciting news for all KISS fans in London tomorrow!! As previously reported here, the famous rock photographer Denis O'Regan will be at London's Apple Store tomorrow talking about his photography using KISS as an example, and exhibiting 35 KISS Alive prints in the store. The event is called 'KISS from Denis O'Regan' and it's May 11th at the Regent Street Store at 19.00. DeuceNews got words that KISS are signing all 35 of the limited edition prints that are exhibited at the Apple Store tomorrow and each buyer will get a pair of free tickets for Wednsday's Wembley show!!!
DO NOT MISS THIS ONCE IN A LIFE TIME OPPORTUNITY!!!Check out all prints at www.denis.co.uk/#/shop and at www.DeuceNews.com

Bruce Kulick at New Jersey's Vintage Vinyl

Former KISS and current GRAND FUNK RAILROAD guitarist Bruce Kulick will make an in-store appearance at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, New Jersey on May 17 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, go to this location.

Bruce will do a Q&A with Seymour Duncan User Group Forum today.

Ace Frehley, Slash, Chad Smith Perform "Shock Me"

Fan filmed video of Ace, Slash and Chad Smith performing "Shock Me" at the Music Cares Benefit at Club Nokia May 7, 2010, Los Angeles, Ca.


The sixth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert celebrated Women In Recovery and saluted former first lady Betty Ford and the Betty Ford Center. The evening paid tribute to Mrs. Ford, a woman who inspired so many through her courage and strength by publicly revealing her personal struggles with addiction, and her incredible work in establishing the Betty Ford Center. Susan Ford Bales accepted the MusiCares MAP Fund award on behalf of her mother. All proceeds benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources.

KISS #7- Manchester Manchester Arena 5/10/10

Shout It It Loud


Let Me Go, Rock And Roll

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Kiss Jet


Kissonline today posted these photos (left)of the Kiss jet. The top photo is from Airliners.net.

Kiss is traveling in style! The photo below is the flight crew with Gene, Eric, Paul and Tommy.

Nice artwork in the plane with painted flames off the back engines and the "icons" to the bottom left of the Kiss logo.

KISS #6 - Glasgow, Scotland SE+CC Arena 5/9/10

I Love It Loud

Crazy, Crazy Nights

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Gene Simmons: A Dip In The Gene Pool


Let's KISS and make up at the arena: A dip in the Gene pool


by David Dunn


AS KISS arrive, all flamethrowers blazing tomorrow, don't expect any modesty from the mighty Gene Simmons.

"I love the sound of my own voice," he admits at the start of our face to (make-up-free) face chat in a swanky London hotel.

But for the all the bravado and bombastic stage shows, the KISS bassist and lead singer is a big man with a big heart, not least when it comes to seeing the influx of new young fans in the crowd having caught the KISS bug, thanks partly to their long overdue album Sonic Boom.

"It's the kick of a lifetime and sometimes very emotional on stage," says Gene. "I know this sounds likes a soundbite, and I accept that criticism, but when I'm on stage I have a Jekyll and Hyde kind of thing.

"When I get up on stage it's full-on who I am at that time. I'm sweating like a pig even though I'm not out of breath, you're adrenaline kicks in, your heart's pumping, your chest cavity gets bigger.

"And when I look out into the audience and I see a five year-old kid in KISS make-up on the shoulders of his dad in the same make-up, it really affects me emotionally. I have cried on stage and when theysee it, they cry.

"There's this band-fan connection. There is a KISS nation, a KISS Army."

Read the rest here http://www.kissonline.com/stream/article/display/title/kiss-story

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Kiss Photographer Denis O'Regan


KISS FROM DENIS O'REGAN:EXHIBIT IN LONDON OF KISS ALIVE 35 PRINTS

(from Deuce News)

Denis will be at London's Apple Store next week talking about his photography using KISS as an example, and exhibiting 35 KISS Alive prints in the store. The event is called 'KISS from Denis O'Regan' and it's May 11th at the Regent Street Store at 19.00. To celebrate the event Denis is running a special offer: KISS Alive 35 prints currently available at his site for US$550 (€423) will be lowered to €350, including postage, for one week only, 8-15th May! The limited edition prints are signed by Denis and numbered. Each image is limited to 25 prints. Full details at www.denis.co.uk/#/shop ,http://www.denis.co.uk/#/shop/kiss-limited-editions/

KISS #4 - Birmingham LG Arena - 5/5/10

Black Diamond

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Ace Frehley Inducts Les Paul To NJ Hall of Fame


The New Jersey Hall of Fame honored almost a dozen inductees at a star-studded gala ceremony on Sunday, May 2nd at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. The inductees included Count Basie, Judy Blume, Justice William Brennan, Danny DeVito, Larry Doby, Michael Graves, Carl Lewis, Jack Nicholson, Alice Paul, Les Paul, Susan Sarandon, Wally Schirra, Frankie Valli and President Woodrow Wilson. Governor Chris Christie and First Lady Mary Pat Christie were the hosts of the glamorous event.
In addition to the inductees, many other notables were in attendance including previous inductees Buzz Aldrin and Yogi Berra, along with Candice Bergen, Judy Gold, Fran Lebowitz, Bill White, Vivica Fox, John Crowley, Cake Boss Buddy Valastro, Damian Kulash, Patty Scialfa, Joe Pesci, Joe Piscopo, Dr. Greg Olsen, Governor Brendan Byrne, Harlan Coben and Mary Higgins Clark. The induction of Justice William Brennan was made by New Jersey’s own Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito.
The always popular Hubcaps retuned as the stage band and were joined by pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph for two crowd pleasers. The Rusty Paul Band paid tribute to the great Les Paul with numbers featuring vibes virtuoso Jason Taylor, legendary KISS guitarist Ace Frehley and famed Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford. A surprise appearance by Bruce Springsteen had the audience on its feet.
(Photo: Ace and his girlfriend, Rachel Gordon arrive at the ceremony. WireImage.com)

Kiss Want To Sign Up Lady Gaga

(from the Daily Star/UK)
HARD rock legends Kiss want to make Lady Gaga an honorary fifth member of the band.

The Detroit Rock City hitmakers are proud their flamboyant style and face paint are the inspiration behind the 24-year-old’s make-up.
Gene Simmons, 60, told me: “She’s not Lady Gaga, she’s really Lady Kiss.

“I love the vibe, the big mouth and the big visuals. She’s the most exciting thing to happen since us. She’s a female version of us.”
Kiss believe the key to her success is her connection with fans.
Read the rest here http://www.dailystar.co.uk/playlist/view/133619/Kiss-want-to-sign-up-Lady-Gaga/

Bruce Kulick To Appear At NJ Rock Con

Bruce Kulick will appear at the first Rock Con July 30-August 1 at the Sheraton Meadowlands in East Rutherford.
"It will be pretty much rock stars in every nook and cranny of the place," Charles Rosenay says of the event.
There never has been an assemblage quite like this before. Artists who have signed on already include Tommy James, Ronnie Spector, Johnny Winter, Greg Hawkes of the Cars, the Smithereens, Marty Balin of the Jefferson Airplane, Little Anthony of Little Anthony and the Imperials, Bruce Kulick of Kiss, Jay and the Americans, Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Go’s, Gene Cornish of the Rascals, John Ford Coley, Alannah Myles, Livingston Taylor, Peter DiStefano of Porno For Pyros, Robert Gordon, Ian Mitchell of the Bay City Rollers and, literally, dozens of others.

Rock Con
Where: Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel and Conference Center,2 Meadowlands Plaza, East Rutherford

When: July 30 from 6 to 11 p.m., July 31 from 1 to 10 p.m., Aug. 1 from 1 to 9 p.m.

How much: $20 in advance, $30 at door for July 30; $30 in advance, $40 at door for July 31 or Aug. 1. Discounted multiday packages, early-admission and cocktail reception tickets also available. Visit nationalrockcon.com.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Review:Kiss In Newcastle, UK

(from Rushonrock.com) @ Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, May 2 2010
When God gave rock and roll to us one of the bands he surely earmarked for blind worship was Kiss.
This moving Sunday service in Newcastle might not have seen the largest congregation ever to grace the city’s cavernous arena but the faith, if not the ticket sales, was strong.
And thanks to a sensational sermon lasting more than two hours those who did choose to pay homage at the church of Kiss were treated to pure rock heaven.
But the sad thing is that it’s doubtful we’ll see the like again – at least on Tyneside. A business like Kiss simply can’t afford to play to half empty venues and the frowns across the faces of the stream of staff emerging from stage right before and during the show said it all.

The empty seats will have been duly noted and the bean counters ordered to calculate the loss. Or at least asked to explain why Newcastle and Sheffield were put on sale long after the original raft of Sonic Boom Over Europe dates were announced. With so many of the region’s die-hard fans already committed to costly trips to Manchester and Glasgow this gig was always going to be a hard sell.
Read the rest here http://rushonrock.com/2010/05/02/review-kiss-2/

Ace Frehley's 'ANOMALY' Releases in South America

Original KISS guitar legend ACE FREHLEY's new album, Anomaly, will be released on May 15th, in Argentina, Chile, Columbia, and Brazil through the label, Leader Music, which is based in Argentina. This will be the jewel case version of Anomaly, and it will be manufactured in Argentina. The release will coincide with KISSology II.

Bravewords.com's Martin Popoff spoke with Ace about Anomaly for a major feature - check it out at this location.

Paul Stanley: "I stayed away from drugs. I saw people around me dying."

PAUL STANLEY: HOW I MADE IT

(from the LA Times)

Background: Born Jan. 20, 1952, as Stanley Bert Eisen in the Bronx, N.Y., to a furniture salesman and a nurse. Formed a short-lived band, Wicked Lester, with fellow New Yorker Gene Simmons in the early 1970s. They dropped that name and formed KISS with Peter Criss and Ace Frehley in January 1973.
Big dreams: As a child, Stanley was shy but felt in his gut that he could be a rock ‘n' roll star. "When I first saw the Beatles on ‘Ed Sullivan,' I was a pudgy, little, unpopular kid. But I had this epiphany that I could do what [the musicians on TV] were doing. To think that when you could count your friends on two fingers, and you're not the kid who's taking home the trophy for best looking, is your innate voice talking."
Early days: KISS struggled early on, but worked to give the impression that it was successful. The band intentionally limited its New York appearances — even though it often had no gigs elsewhere — so fans would think the group was out on tour. The members saved money by setting up their stage equipment themselves, but did so hours early so no concert-goers would see them. For the same reason, they delivered fliers for upcoming engagements in the middle of the night. "There's no substitute for hard work, for lonely hours and sleepless nights," Stanley said.

Read the rest herehttp://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-himi-20100502,0,7386889.story

Highlights from Opening Night in Sheffield, UK - Video

"Crazy Nights"


"Say Yeah"


"I Was Made For Lovin' You"

KISS #2- Newcastle - Metro Arena 5/2/10

May 2, 2010- Metro Arena,Newcastle, UK:
Kiss played their second show in the UK at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, UK.
Here is some fan-filmed footage-
"Modern Day Delilah" and "Cold Gin" (Great video from the front!)

"Calling Dr. Love"

And "I Love It Loud."



"God Gave Rock And Roll To You II"

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Kiss Live in Sheffield, UK- Video

CRAZY, CRAZY NIGHTS

I LOVE IT LOUD

Kiss Live from Sheffield UK 5/1/10 -Video

Here is fan filmed video of Kiss "Mdern Day Delilah" and "Let Me Go, Rock And Roll' from the opening night of the Sonic Boom Tour Over Europe at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, UK.




Saturday, May 1, 2010

Kiss Opening Tonight Sheffield, UK

Fan filmed video of Kiss' opening the show in Shefflied tonight. Kiss know how to make a grand entrance! Kiss debut their new entrance to the stage- from behind, up and over Eric's drum riser to the stage. Very cool!! "Crazy, Crazy Nights," returns to the set, first time since 1990. "Firehouse" and "God Gave Rock And Roll To You II" also make a retunr. "I'm An Animal" and "Say Yeah" also added from SONIC BOOM.

Sheffiled Set-List:
Modern Day Delilah
Cold Gin
Let Me Go, Rock And Roll
Firehouse
Say Yeah
Deuce
Crazy, Crazy Nights
Calling Dr. Love
Shock Me (Eric amd Tommy jamming together)
I'm An Animal
100,000 years
I Love It Loud (Gene spits blood & flies)
Love Gun
Black Diamond
Detroit Rock City
Lick It Up
Shout It Out Loud
I Was Made For Lovin' You (Paul flies to mini stage)
God Gave Rock'n Roll to You
Rock And Roll All Nite

Kiss European Tour Kicks Off Tonight in Sheffield, UK


SONIC BOOM OVER EUROPE 2010: Tour Dates
May 1, 2010 Sheffield Arena Sheffield

May 2, 2010 Newcastle Arena Newcastle

May 4, 2010 Liverpool Arena Liverpool

May 5, 2010 LG Arena Birmingham

May 7, 2010 O2 Arena Dublin

May 9, 2010 SE+CC Glasgow

May 10, 2010 Manchester Arena Manchester

May 12, 2010 Wembley Arena London

May 13, 2010 Wembley Arena London

May 16, 2010 Hallenstadion Zurich

May 17, 2010 Geneva Arena Geneva

May 18, 2010 Mediolanum Forum Milan

May 20, 2010 Stadhalle Vienna

May 21, 2010 Cez Arena Ostrava

May 23, 2010 O2 Arena Prague

May 25, 2010 Leipzig Arena Leipzig

May 26, 2010 O2 World Berlin

May 28, 2010 Papp Laszlo Budapest Sportarena Budapest

May 29, 2010 Bratislava Stadium Bratislava

May 31, 2010 Colorline Arena Hamburg

June 1, 2010 Koenig Pilsner Arena Oberhausen

June 3, 2010 Rock Am Ring Nurburgring

June 5, 2010 Rock Im Park Zeppelinfeld

June 8, 2010 Lerkendal Open Site Trondheim

June 10, 2010 Sauna Rock Tampere

June 12, 2010 Stockholm Stadium Stockholm

June 13, 2010 Malmo Stadium Malmo

June 14, 2010 Valhall Oslo

June 16, 2010 Gigantium Aalborg

June 18, 2010 Gelredome Arnhem

June 20, 2010 Hellfest Clisson

June 22, 2010 Palacio De Los Deportes Madrid

June 24, 2010 Palau Sant Jordi Barcelona

June 25, 2010 Azkena Rock Festival Vitoria

June 27, 2010 Graspop Festival