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You Wanted The Best and You Got It Las Vegas! The Hottest Band In The World! KISS!
KISS Arrives At The Hard Rock!
KISS Arrives At The Hard Rock!

 

Back on November 5th, KISS arrived at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino as only they could!  While I was standing there waiting with other media folk and fellow KISS Army members, The KISS Army who were arriving and already there ( The KISS Army unit from Holland was there even!)-  my mind immediately went to the arrival of KISS that was in the movie KISS Meets The Phantom that I viewed as a young KISS Army member on NBC so many years ago.  I chuckled to myself remembering Paul walking down the steps in the sky, ever the Starchild he is,  and Gene breathing fire as he flew in- but this wasn’t that- and their arrival by Maverick Helicopter would be just as spectacular I was sure.

 

KISS Arrives in Las Vegas!
KISS Arrives in Las Vegas!

 

Along with the KISS Army, and media from across the country, were the roadies from Nellis Air Force Base that KISS hired on for the residency and there as was the military family who KISS has taken care of a year’s worth of their home mortgage for ( KISS is VERY supportive of our men and women in uniform), an entire family showed up in KISS makeup and an older KISS Army member with a cane came as Gene from the Dressed To Kill era, with more coming to see our heroes in black and silver descend from the sky once more.  This time via Maverick Helicopter!  As their way of transport landed- you could hear the cheers go up over the din of the helicopter’s blades cutting the night.  And so it began, a residency like no other-  KISS Army from all corners of the globe at the ready- and the rest, as they say, shall be KISStory!  We have more coming on this past 3 weeks as the residency winds down, but for now, how about some pics from the night it all began?

For the month of November, Las Vegas has learned what it means to Rock and Roll All Night, And Party Every Day….    KISS style of course!

 

KISS Army Families showed up in proper fashion!
KISS Army Families showed up in proper fashion!

 

Gene? Nope, just another KA Member Dressed To Kill!
Gene? Nope, just another KISS Army Member Dressed To Kill!

 

Even members of the US Military are KISS Army members!
Even members of the US Military are KISS Army members! ( we see you back there Doc!)

 

US Military, Hard Rock Execs and we don't need to tell you who the guys in the middle are....
US Military, Hard Rock Execs and we don’t need to tell you who those guys in makeup  in the middle are….

 

 

You Wanted The Best and You Got It Las Vegas! The Hottest Band In The World! KISS!
You Wanted The Best and You Got It Las Vegas! The Hottest Band In The World! KISS!

 

 

Photo Credit:  Ski Bassham of ZRock’R Magazine- © ZRock’R Magazine/ OCWild Photo-  All Rights Reserved

 

By Sylvia Lee

Editor/ Staff Writer and Co-Founder of ZRock'R Magazine. Sylvia has worked in and around music since she was 16, though it has always been a part of her life. In radio ( her last radio job was in the mid-90's at KKLZ before departing for other pursuits) , as part of various tour support/production crews, in promotion of both bands and even clubs (recipient of the Climax/Plan C Entertainment Blackberry Award in 2007 for her work as production manager of the Las Vegas MC Jin show ) and in rock journalism with a music column in the late 80′s called MusicLine in the Independent News in central Illinois. Sylvia has also has written articles and reviews for SCOPE, The Reader, Las Vegas Music Scene Magazine, Vegas SoundZ (she was PR director for LVMS where she helped push a little known and upcoming at the time Vegas photographer then known as Shane O'Neil Dobbs ( he later dropped the Dobbs), landing him his first concert shoot for a publication with Nine Inch Nails at the Thomas and Mack in '95) and she also did PR for Vegas SoundZ when they were in print). She also was a contributor to LA’s FIX Magazine. Sylvia credits her love of rock journalism and working in and around it to the person she calls the “First Lady of Rock n Roll Journalists” The legendary Jaan Uhelszki who co-founded influential music publication CREEM Magazine, but also gives a nod to the women who were also involved in the early days like Lisa Robinson and photographer Lynn Goldsmith. Sylvia's eye for talent and ear for great music have never failed her. Ever sarcastic with a love for Metal, Grunge, Punk, and Industrial Music; the occasional glass of fine wine; enjoying some classic movies (the original Universal horror films are a favorite) or binging episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus, Good Omens or all 4 seasons of Stranger Things - she is the fearless leader of this bunch of talented lunatics.

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