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KISS release lyric video for new single, unleash ‘Monster’ book on the U.K.

by on Jul.03, 2012, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

KISS release lyric video for new single, unleash ‘Monster’ book on the U.K.

The new KISS single 'Hell of Hallelujah' is available as a digital download today, and the band have posted a lyric video for the tune. Check it out below:

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KISS are in London for a sold-out show at the Forum on the 4th of July, and they have also unleashed their 'Monster' on the UK public. Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer held a news conference tot launch the new retrospective book, 'KISS Monster,' where Paul joked: "A band that is bigger than life deserves a book that’s bigger than life. You could call it a coffee table book, but if you put legs on it, it is a coffee table." "It’s not a cheap book because it is hand bound, hand put together. It’s the Rolls-Royce of books,” added Simmons.

The limited edition book — which is three feet (1 meter) tall — features unseen photographs from the band’s 40-year career.
Only 1, 000 copies of “KISS Monster” will be on sale and each one will be signed by the band. It will retail at a staggering >2,742 ($4,299).

'KISS Monster' is now on sale in the U.K. online at: www.kissmonsterbook.com

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KISS News: new single artwork, ‘Monster’ book and magazine available for pre-order, Gene Simmons’ daughter auditions for ‘The X-Factor’

by on Jun.25, 2012, under CD/DVD RELEASES, LINKS, ROCK NEWS

KISS News: new single artwork, ‘Monster’ book and magazine available for pre-order, Gene Simmons’ daughter auditions for ‘The X-Factor’

The artwork for the new single from the upcoming KISS album 'Monster' has been unveiled. The single is titled 'Hell or Hallelujah' and will be out July 2nd in the UK, just in time for a July 4th concert at the Forum in London and the KISS/Motley Crue co-headlining summer tour which begins in Bristow, Virginia on July 20th. A brief sample was up on the amazon.co.uk site yesterday, but has since been pulled. Other tracks on the album include 'Are You Ready?', that Gene Simmons describes as, "an old song that was torn apart and re-written," 'It’s A Long Way Down,' 'Back To The Stone Age,' 'Shout Mercy,' 'Out Of This World' and 'Wall Of Sound.'

 

Although we know when the new single will be out, we still don't have a definitive release date for the album, but in KISS style, you know there will be endless promotional connections to it. Hey it you have about $3500 laying around, you can get the new 'Monster' book from KISS! I know, I know, it's twice as much as your house payment, but if you're a rich KISS fan, hey you can afford it...right? Maybe you can live in it. For the pre-launch price of $3499 or the launch price of $4299 you will get FREE DELIVERY!

There will be only 1,000 books in this limited edition run.  Here's the run down:
The KISS Monster book features all the different eras of KISS live, from the early years to the present day.
- Three feet tall and two and half feet wide! As tall as a guitar! - Each book is carefully handmade in Italy, choose from one of 10 country flags, the sleek and stylish KISS Monster logo edition or the classic KISS Army cover.
- Every signature page is signed by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer.
- Signature page has a personal message from KISS to their fans. Includes photographs that have never been seen before.
- Each book individually numbered and signed by the band.
- Limited edition flag designs
The press release says: YOU MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO PICK IT UP! BUT IF YOU CAN, YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO PUT IT DOWN! Anyone who has experienced a KISS performance knows the bigger, louder and heavier, the better!! And just like the performance, the epic scale of KISS Monster really has to be seen to be believed. The sheer size of the images the book contains means that the level of detail, vibrancy and intimacy is incredible, bringing the KISS experience alive! Some of the close-up photographs are, quite literally, larger than life! this is the closest any fan could ever get to their heroes without an access-all-areas pass. VISIT www.KISSMONSTERBOOK.com TO PURCHASE THE KISS MONSTER BOOK NOW!

FANGORIA, the planet's number one cult film, horror and fantasy culture entertainment magazine and 'Monster' go together. You saw this one coming: KISS: Monster—The Official Album And Tour Magazine will hit newsstands everywhere on June 26th and be sold direct via FANGORIA.com and KISSONLINE.com… just in time for the first week of the new KISS/Motley Crue nationwide tour.

A KISS magazine made by KISS fans for KISS fans, this glossy, 72 page collector’s magazine features dozens of rare, new and never before published photographs as well as brand new interviews with KISS members Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer, wherein they muse on the past, reflect on the present and look to what lies in store for “the hottest band in the world” on the cusp of the release of 'Monster,' the band’s 20th studio album.  Order your copy here: www.fangoria.com

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Sophie Simmons, Gene's 19-year-old daughter was in Oakland, CA. last week, auditioning for 'The X Factor,' where she asked for no special treatment, stating: "This isn't about my dad. This is my audition."

Sophie got her time in front of judges Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, (and new additions) Britney Spears and Demi Lovato, but there is no news as to their reaction to the audition.

Hollywood Reporter points out however, that Sophie did show up with her co-star father on the reality series 'Gene Simmons: Family Jewels,' presumingly filming for the A&E show. Sophie apparently didn't tell her parents about the audition until the last minute, and when he learned of her plans, Gene insisted on hopping a plane from Las Vegas to provide moral support.

"We think she's the most talented, wonderful, charming daughter but we just want her to get want a fair shot," said Gene. We'll let you know if she got the fair shot and if she moved on into the second round as the news becomes available. The season premiere of 'The X Factor' is set for Sept. 12th.

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KISS News: New ‘Monster’ Magazine, ‘Fox 411′ report on the band’s far reaching influence

by on May.09, 2012, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

KISS News: New ‘Monster’ Magazine, ‘Fox 411′ report on the band’s far reaching influence

Look out for an upcoming magazine that's sure to be a collectible for anyone in the KISS Army: KISS: MONSTER - The Official Album and Tour Magazine.

Brought to you by FANGORIA, the planet's number one cult film, horror and fantasy culture entertainment magazine, KISS: MONSTER - The Official Album and Tour Magazine is a KISS magazine made by KISS fans for KISS fans. Celebrating the upcoming release of MONSTER, the band’s 20th album and their upcoming summer tour with Motley Crue, this glossy, 72 page collector’s magazine features dozens of rare, new and never before published photographs as well as new interviews with KISS members Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer, wherein they muse on the past, reflect on the present and look to what lies in store for “the hottest band in the world...KISS!”

You’ll also get a thorough, critical look at the full KISS discography; a preview of MONSTER written by the band; secrets behind THE TOUR; a look at the design of the new KISS costumes as well as their costumes worn through the ages; Gene and Paul remembering classic KISS albums like CREATURES OF THE NIGHT and ALIVE; in-depth retrospective of the delirious KISS TV movie KISS MEETS THE PHANTOM OF THE PARK and so much more! Edited by FANGORIA editor-in-chief (and lifelong, card-carrying KISS ARMY member) Chris Alexander, this towering salute to the ever-evolving KISS mythology is one that every self respecting KISS fan MUST have. KISS: MONSTER – The Official Album and Tour Magazine will be on newsstands EVERYWHERE late June and will be available to order through www.KISSONLINE.COM and www.FANGORIA.COM.

Here's a new Fox 411 report on the far reaching influence of KISS. "Kiss' song writing was really a big influence," Motley Crue bassist and songwriter Nikki Sixx told Fox 411. Mike Portnoy, former drummer of Dream Theater, even went as far as to say Kiss "were the Beatles for our generation."

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Fellow '70s face-painter Alice Cooper says Kiss remain relevant today, almost four decades after Gene Simmons first unrolled that tongue onstage, because they are "a band that proves themselves over and over again".

However, despite selling over 100 million albums worldwide and accumulating 24 gold records, they have received little critical acclaim and few industry awards. Yahoo! Music reporter Billy Johnson Jr. tells FOX 411 that Kiss' over-the-top stage performances has always had some questioning their authenticity.


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Chickenfoot News: Sammy Hagar and Joe Satriani taking part in Ronnie Montrose tribute, new display at Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (video)

by on Apr.25, 2012, under ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES, VIDEO

Chickenfoot News: Sammy Hagar and Joe Satriani taking part in Ronnie Montrose tribute, new display at Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (video)

Chickenfoot's Sammy Hagar and Joe Satriani will take part in “A Concert For Ronnie Montrose – A Celebration of His Life In Music.” The event will see Sammy reunite the original Montrose band, plus Satriani, to perform the group’s landmark 1973 debut.

"A Concert For Ronnie Montrose - A Celebration of His Life In Music" will feature the original Montrose lineup (Sammy Hagar, vocals; Bill Church, bass; and Denny Carmassi, drums), performing the landmark first Montrose album, with special guest Joe Satriani on lead guitar. The original Gamma lineup (Davey Pattison, vocals; Glenn Letsch, bass; Denny Carmassi, drums) will also be on hand, with special guest Marc Bonilla on lead guitar.

There will also be an All-Star band, comprised of many of the great musicians that Ronnie played with over the years. Some of the confirmed artists include: Neal Schon from Journey, Steve Smith formerly from Journey, members of Tesla, Eric Martin from Mr. Big, Rickie Philips from Styx, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer of KISS and Jimmy DeGrasso from Y & T and Alice Cooper.

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The Montrose tribute will be held at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco this Friday, April 27. Ronnie Montrose passed away March 3, committing suicide after a lifelong battle with depression.

A portion of the proceeds from the concert will benefit the Ronnie Montrose Fund for San Francisco Bay Area Musicians through SweetRelief.org.

A new Chickenfoot display at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas; it features images and autographed gear from the band. Bassist Michael Anthony’s wife, Sue, shot a quick video to show fans what it’s all about.
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KISS News: Gene endorses Romney, Band slams Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, CMA Recap, walk down Hollywood Boulevard in full makeup, KISS Alive II Fan Mosaics (video)

by on Apr.04, 2012, under FUNNIES, INTERVIEWS, ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

KISS News: Gene endorses Romney, Band slams Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, CMA Recap, walk down Hollywood Boulevard in full makeup, KISS Alive II Fan Mosaics (video)

Gene Simmons showed up on 'Fox & Friends' has came out and endorsed Mitt Romney for president. Simmons, who supported Barack Obama in 2008, says that he regrets his choice:

"Hindsight is 20/20. I have some real issues with the economy and how it's being done. America should be in business and it should be run by a businessman. Americans, smartly, and I applaud them for doing so, vote on the issues and not the party."

"America is a business. If you can't afford to do something, no matter how much bellyaching everybody does - I'm so sorry, if you can't afford it, you shouldn't do it." That and you want the tax codes to protect your millions upon millions, right Gene? I guess if a rock legend can sway your vote for President, more power to him.


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Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS slam the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in this interview from Monday night's (Mar. 2) 'Shobiz Tonight' on HLN. Buy it Gene, you have enough money!


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KISS arrived at the 47th annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada Sunday afternoon (Apr. 1) in a monster truck and full makeup, stealing the spotlight from the nominees, presenters and performers walking the arrivals carpet.

Check out footage below of KISS posing on the red carpet and talking to Nan Kelley about how they love country music and that they were at the event to support all the talented artists.

KISS presented the the "Vocal Group Of The Year" award to Lady Antebellum at the Academy Of Country Music Awards, which was televised on CBS affiliates around the country. Here's footage of the band arriving at the show and some brief pre-show interview:


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KISS fan shot video has surfaced of the band walking, in full makeup and stage gear, down Hollywood Boulevard. It happened after KISS finished with "THE TOUR" press conference and interviews with Motley Crue and they were getting ready to head over to the 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' studios in vans. But that didn't happen as Paul Stanley suggested that the band should walk to the show instead.

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They walked from the front doors of the Roosevelt Hotel, down Hollywood Boulevard, into the Jimmy Kimmel Studios, and all the way to their dressing rooms, then a second video of the guys making their way to the stage. Check out the footage.


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Here's a Revolver TV interview talking 'The Tour' conducted by the beautiful Carla Harvey of the Butcher Babies with Eric Singer of KISS and Tommy Lee of Motley Crue:

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KISS and Fan Mosaics Invite Fans to Celebrate 35 Years of KISS Alive II

Commemorative Photo Mosaic to be Composed Entirely of Fan-Submitted Images

For 35 years KISS fans have reveled in the sounds and images of KISS Alive II. To celebrate the anniversary of this masterful live album, KISS and Fan Mosaics are inviting fans to be part of some of the most recognizable rock images of all time.

“Every KISS fan knows and loves these images of the Demon, the Starchild, the Spaceman, and the Catman,” says KISS co-founder and front man Paul Stanley. “In honor of this big anniversary, we’re giving fans the chance to see these photos in a new way—featuring them in a supporting role.”

Fan Mosaics has combined the larger-than-life images from the KISS Alive II cover into a single picture that will be reproduced as an official collector’s item print.

“It’s more than just an amazing print, though” says Rob Hixenbaugh, Fan Mosaics’ director of fan & brand development. “It’s a mosaic that uses fan-submitted photos as its building blocks. The fans’ images will actually make up the big picture, letting them get inside a major part of KISStory.”

The 24-inch by 30-inch prints make great gifts or unique collectibles for everyone who’s ever dreamed of getting up close and personal with the band. Fans can unleash their inner rock star and upload their photo for inclusion in the officially licensed KISS Alive II Fan Mosaic at www.fanmosaics.com/kiss.

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