Friday, May 27, 2011

KISS sets Guinness World Record

KISS are a global phenomenon, and the proof is in the rock n’ roll pudding.

Last week, KISS’ Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons teamed up with online language translation platform Ortsbo for KISS Live & Global, an event designed to promote the new technology. Simmons recently signed on as a business partner and official spokesperson for Ortsbo. is a social media, real time, language translation platform that converts dialogue into any language, on the fly, so users can enjoy an online chat in the language of their choice.

Broadcast around the world from Beverly Hills, CA, participants were able to watch a live video stream on their computers, iPhone, iPad and Android devices, as well as submitting questions in 53 languages for the KISS co-founders to answer. Thousands of questions were in the queue throughout the broadcast, allowing participants from over 92 countries, representing every geographic region globally to ask questions of the rockers.

KISS Live & Global established a Guinness World Record on Friday, May 20, 2011 for the Most Nationalities In An Online Chat – with 92 countries officially being recorded as participating.

KISS are currently in the studio working on the follow-up to 2009’s “Sonic Boom”; beyond that, the rockers just announced their first-ever Kiss Kruise.

Kiss: Wet, Wild & Rockin' is setting sail October 13-17, 2011 from Miami to Half Moon Cay and Nassau, Bahamas on board the Carnival Destiny.

KISS Army Fan Club Pre-sale starts May 23, giving members the ability to participate in the first round of the pre-sale; a second-round starts June 2. General public ticket sales start June 7.


KISS – Cold Gin
Rock Am Ring – Nurburg, Germany – June 3, 2010

See also:

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KISS announce first-ever Kiss Kruise
KISS go Live & Global May 20
Ace Frehley to play full 1978 solo debut at Hard Rock Hell V
KISS: studio update from Tommy Thayer