Aug 23 2014
& DEF LEPPARD GET WET, ISSUE A-LIST CHALLENGE
Rock bands pledge $20,000 to ALS Association at Klipsch Music Center

By David Lindquist

Members of KISS and Def Leppard closed out their Friday night show by executing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge onstage at Klipsch Music Center.

The rock bands then called out some of the biggest names in music to join the fundraiser that's generated more than $53 million in donations to the ALS Association.

KISS vocalist Paul Stanley challenged Elton John, Rod Stewart and alternative-medicine advocate Deepak Chopra. Def Leppard vocalist Joe Elliott challenged Prince, U2 and Whitesnake vocalist David Coverdale.

Buckets were dumped at Klipsch after members of Motley Crue challenged KISS during a recent show in Virginia.

At Klipsch, KISS and Def Leppard each pledged $10,000 to the cause of researching treatments and a cure for motor neuron disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

Aug 23 2014
/ DEF LEPPARD TOUR IN CLARKSTON TONIGHT
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KISS' 40th Anniversary Tour with Def Leppard destroys the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan (just outside Detroit) tonight!

The Dead Daisies open the show at 7 pm.


Photo by Terry Wilson for KISSONLINE.
Aug 23 2014
PHOTO: MASSIVE CROWD IN INDY!
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Here's the massive crowd at last night's KISS show at Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana.




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Aug 23 2014
PHOTO: TAKES ALS CHALLENGE IN INDY
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Here's KISS during last night's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at the Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana.

We challenge Elton John, Rod Stewart and Deepak Chopra!

Take the challenge, donate and help create a world without ALS!

http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/ice-bucket-challenge.html


Aug 23 2014
PHOTOS: & DEF LEPPARD ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE
DEF LEPPARD FACE BOOK
Here's KISS and Def Leppard before and after taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last night in Noblesville, Indiana! Each band donated $10,000 to the cause!

Take the challenge, donate and help create a world without ALS!

http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/ice-bucket-challenge.html

Photos by Helen Collen

Aug 23 2014
ARMY INDY, YOU LOOK GREAT!
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Here's the KISS Army at last night's show at the Klipsch Music Center in Indiana.

Photos by Soni Giles for KOL.
Aug 23 2014
VIDEO: & DEF LEPPARD CREWS TAKE ALS CHALLENGE
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Here are members of the KISS & Def Leppard Crews taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge backstage at the Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, IN yesterday.

We challenges the Styx crew, Alice Cooper crew, Motley Crue crew, Tom Petty crew, Aerosmith crew, Katy Perry crew, Nine Inch Nails crew.

Take the challenge, donate and help create a world without ALS!

http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/ice-bucket-challenge.html
Aug 23 2014
Posted By Katherine Coplen

KISS drummer Eric Singer had several pieces of good advice for me about bands. And life. He was just full of pearls of wisdom when I spoke with him in late July about KISS' most recent tour. Gems like, "You've got to keep your head together, keep it on straight, keep your nose clean, stay out of trouble." "I always look at music just like life. It's like a roller coaster. Sometimes you get to ride the ride and sometimes you're chugging up the hill." Of course, tonight KISS and Def Leppard hit the stage at Klipsch where Singer won't be giving any advice, but instead just laying waste to his massive kit.

Here's my Q&A with Singer.

NUVO: You were last here with Motley Crue, I believe, two years ago. What are some memories of Indianapolis from previous shows here?

Eric Singer: I've been to Indianapolis many times. Because that's the heartland of America, but it's also one of the main heartlands of KISS. I always tell people, Indianapolis, Detroit and Cleveland are the three cities where KISS Alive I, II and III were recorded. All three of those albums return to those three cities and they use whatever individual performances from whichever night, which compiled those albums. It's always been one of the bases of our KISS Army fan base, big time. And as you know, there's always a KISS fan expo put on in Indianapolis. That is the premier and number one KISS fan expo. Like I said, we have a lot of connections to that city, personally, as well as professionally as a band.

NUVO: Whenever I interview a classic rock act, I ask to talk to the drummer. I love the drummers.

Singer: I don't know if you saw, but there's a study that claims that drummers are actually — now mind you, I'm paraphrasing — that drummers are usually of a high intellect. … People think drummers are stupid because they hit things and it shakes their brain up, but like I said, this study claims otherwise.
Aug 22 2014
/ DEF LEPPARD TOUR IN INDY TONIGHT
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KISS' 40th Anniversary Tour with Def Leppard invades the Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, IN tonight!

The Dead Daisies open the show at 7 pm.


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Aug 22 2014
By Gary Graff

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Kiss’ first album, but the theatrical rockers — who, of course, coined the term “rock ’n’ roll all night and party ev-er-y day” — are hardly letting it go by quietly.

The year so far has seen the group’s original lineup inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and frontman Paul Stanley put his autobiography on the New York Times best-sellers list. Stanley and bassist Gene Simmons also began their ownership of the Arena Football League’s L.A. Kiss, which is being documented on a new AMC reality show, “4th and Loud.” The group also released a new compilation, “Kiss 40,” and re-released its catalog on vinyl, appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine for the first time ever and struck a deal with Major League Baseball for an extensive line of branded products.

And looking forward, Kiss is planning some documentaries — including one about its 1975 visit to Cadillac, Mich. — DVDs, a sequel to the band autobiography “Nothing To Lose” and more.

“There’s a lot of stuff, and all very exciting,” notes Simmons, 64.

But Stanley, 62, says that’s all part and parcel of Kiss being Kiss and nothing out of the norm just because it’s been 40 years.
Aug 21 2014
PHOTOS: CREW AT WORK
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Here's band stylist Dave Mathews helping Gene put in his ear monitors before a recent show on the KISS 40th Anniversary Tour.



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Aug 21 2014
By Alan Sculley

Earlier this year, Kiss received a big dose of vindication when the original edition of the band — singer-guitarist Paul Stanley, bassist-singer Gene Simmons, guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss — were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Today's edition of Kiss — with guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer having replaced Frehley and Criss — is following up that event with a tour that marks the 40th anniversary of the group. The group will play Aug. 24 at First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown.

Obviously, Kiss has had a major impact on rock 'n' roll — in terms of albums sold (more than 100 million worldwide), stage shows (groundbreaking pyro-filled productions) and appearance (their iconic makeup gave a blueprint for any number of acts from Slipknot to Daft Punk to the Residents).

The makeup ­— with Stanley as the starchild, Simmons the demon, Frehley the space ace and Criss the catman — remains perhaps Kiss' greatest signature, and it helped create a mystique that was a big part of the band's appeal in the 1970s and early '80s — the group's peak years as hitmakers.

Looking at today's pervasive social media, Stanley doubts Kiss could have kept the secrecy that created a larger-than-life image for the band.

“I think that certainly, in all walks of life in terms of public figures, there is a certain mystique that is gone because everything is known,” Stanley says. “I think mystique is healthy. And I think to glamorize and fantasize is a good thing. I'm not sure that Kiss could have accomplished what we did initially in this time because (in the '70s and '80s) we could make sure that photos weren't available and the paparazzi didn't have photos of us out of makeup. We could create this mystique.”
Aug 21 2014
ALS CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!
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We ACCEPT Motley Crue's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! Friday Night in Indy. $10,000 and a whole lotta ice water!

http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/ice-bucket-challenge.html

Take the challenge, donate and help create a world without ALS!
Aug 20 2014
PHOTO: ANOTHER PACKED HOUSE IN DES MOINES!
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Thank you, Des Moines - You rocked tonight!

Photo by Dean Snowden for KISSONLINE.
Aug 20 2014
PHOTO: PAUL STANLEY IN DES MOINES
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