You can never accuse Kiss of not putting on an over-the-top rock show. But for the upcoming European leg of their ‘Monster’ tour, the band are unveiling a new stage setup that they promise is a step beyond even their previous stadium spectaculars.
“It’s really great,” Paul Stanley tells VH1 Radio Network’s Dave Basner (quote via Blabbermouth). “You know, for so many years, we’ve talked about a new stage show and basically what we’ve been doing has been an extension of the old stage show. So people would sometimes come and, obviously, the band does a great show and it’s great to be there, but some people would say, ‘Gee, it doesn’t look that different.’ This is a completely different stage, it follows a really great theme, the lights are like nothing you’ve ever seen before.”
Gene Simmons recently shared some details about the upcoming shows in a Q&A session with a group of fans, revealing that the new stage includes a giant spider that shoots fireballs out of its tentacles.
Our friends over at KISSopolis dug up this amazing video of former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent performing in 1978 with Dan Hartman. It’s truly wild to see a young 26 year old Vinnie rockin’ out to a typical disco tune of the time.
Not really “news” per se, but thought you’d like to see it or possibly post it for other KISS fans to enjoy. It made me laugh!
Rock & Brews is ready to rock ‘n roll.
Hubbub emanated from the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Palos Verdes Boulevard – it’s technically in Torrance but has a Redondo Beach address – as Kiss co-founders and franchise partners Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley visited for the restaurant’s Wednesday opening and put on a surprise gig.
For months locals have been waxing enthusiastic about Rock & Brews, which they envision will bring some new energy to the Riviera Village.
Rock & Brews is 5,400 open and airy square feet that feel like a cross between a beer garden, a concert venue, and a sports bar. Outfitted with TV screens, a lofted stage, fire pits, and a kids’ play area, the restaurant offers casual American cuisine, a full bar serving
Billy Dukes | Ultimate Classic Rock
Diners at the new Rock & Brews in Torrance, Calif. might not have recognized the famous owners of the eatery as they took the stage. Kiss played with out makeup and costumes for about 20 minutes during the grand opening on Wednesday (May 8).
Only Eric Singer was missing as, according to Blabbermouth, they worked through ‘Rock and Roll All Night,’ ‘Lick It Up’ and ‘Hotter Than Hell.’ In contrast to their usual stage show, last night’s set couldn’t have been more scaled back unless they went acoustic. Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Tommy Thayer are wearing jeans and t-shirts as they sing and jam on their guitars. A navy blue sheet serves as the only sort of staging.
Simmons and Stanley own the Rock & Brews franchise, which has three locations currently. The first Rock & Brews opened in El Segundo, Calif. in April 2012, and a Los
PUEBLO, Colo., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — GIVE US YOUR BEST KISS! That is what legendary rock band KISS and the fast-growing PBR will be asking millions of fans at Professional Bull Riders events across the country beginning this weekend at the nationally televised Last Cowboy Standing event from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Today, PBR and KISS announce a partnership that brings together two powerful and iconic brands in a fan-focused alliance that will delight and entertain.
PBR and KISS have teamed up to create the 8-Second KISS Kam, an innovative twist on the long-standing tradition in many sports venues where couples in the audience are highlighted on the large, in-venue video screens and encouraged to engage in a public display of affection. In typical PBR and KISS fashion, the innovative KISS Kam has a twist. Just like a successful bull ride, our participants are timed with a digital clock and must kiss for 8 seconds or face the ridicule of tens of thousands of PBR fans.
Band members Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer and Gene Simmons cheer fans on and provide constructive criticism via video during the promotion. Videos from the 8-second kissing couples will be recorded and posted online at www.pbr.com/KISS where visitors can vote for the best (or worst) kiss and register to win valuable PBR and KISS prizes.
Is there a MONSTER in the house? In support of KISS’s new MONSTER album and other great albums from the past 40 years, there are half-a-dozen new MONSTERs in PBR Continue reading…
Hosted by: Frankie Dee,Henry K,Krissy “The Car Girl” Celebrity Co-Host: Mark Mendoza (Twisted Sister) Celebrity Guest: Evan Stanley (Son of Paul Stanley from Kiss) Perfourms with Mark Mendoza (Twisted Sister). This will be Evans first LIVE! appearance on RADIO! Plus! The Band SUMMERS Rock, Based out of the UK. Indie Recording Artist: Kidd Concept Port Jefferson Station, NY Hip Hop / Rap, Xander Demos Pittsburgh, PA Metal / Rock / Shred, Drigo Singer & R&B Artist from New York and so much more!….
The Texas lottery has a new KISS Scratch-off game with some amazing prizes:
One (1) winner per drawing.
Hey KISS Asylum, I was on ebay today and saw the funniest thing. Some guy drew the KISS makup on a piece of cheesecloth and is trying to pass it off as a towel that the band used to remove their makeup. Oh man, either the guy is a comedian or a con artist, I don’t know which but i can vouch for comedian as I almost wet my pants laughing when I saw this! You’ve gotta read his description, it’s a hoot!
Nick Green | Daily Breeze
Solidly middle-class Torrance isn’t exactly a rock star sort of town.
And that’s just fine with KISS icon Gene Simmons, who along with band co-founder Paul Stanley owns the rock ‘n’ roll-themed restaurant Rock & Brews opening on Thursday.
“It’s less about the celebrity and more about the experience,” Simmons said of the burgeoning chain of craft beer-centric restaurants that got its start in El Segundo.
“It’s not about us,” he added. “It’s about you. We just work here. We want you to be a rock star. You may not be a rock star, but we’ll make you feel like one. ”
Torrance becomes the third location for Rock & Brews, which first opened in 2010 in downtown El Segundo as a modest outdoor beer garden to test the concept before a revamped, refined version reopened in early 2012. The 5,400-square-foot Torrance restaurant sits in a sliver of the city adjacent to Redondo Beach’s Riviera Village at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Palos Verdes Boulevard. The building once housed a Tony Roma’s and, most recently, Oliver’s Cafe.
A second Rock & Brews was unveiled in March in Los Cabos, Mexico. Another opens this summer in the renovated Delta Air Lines terminal at Los Angeles International Airport, while