In an Entertainment Weekly I was reading a few days ago, the last page (connected to the actual magazine cover), was a full-page advertisement for M&Ms. It showed the members of the band KISS, but as M&Ms (now, if I was in charge of this ad campaign, I would've made a bunch of M&Ms dangling off of Gene Simmons long tongue...)

I would've also made the stage lights, which spell out KISS in the background, all with yellow M&Ms.

Each member has their stars or whatever, painted around the eyes, and an "M" on their chin. The tag line at the bottom says "KISS will have M&M's Dark Chocolate backstage on their tour this fall. Pick up a bag and find your fun side at mms.com."

A few things immediately came to mind. Does anyone read an advertisement and go to that companies website? Shoudn't they at least try to tempt you with free tickets to a KISS concert or something?

And, they say KISS has these backstage. Does it mention if they make a roadie pick out all the green ones? They also mention what else the band will have backstage...probably since it's a family magazine.

Anyway, each band member has their signature next to it. And as an autograph collector, I always liked these types of ads. You get to see their signatures, and you get to cringe realizing when you met Paul Stanley and Gene SImmons, they signed so much messier.

I wonder if people ever get these types of ads signed. I'm guessing people have everything signed. But in sports magazines, it's more common to see the ads with the players faux signature.

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Comment by Brandon Mysinger on September 25, 2009 at 7:04am
I will be meeting all the members of KISS on Oct, 18th before their Concert in Greeneville, SC. I already have my backstage passes approved and I know what I am allowed to get signed.
Comment by Josh Board on September 25, 2009 at 9:42am
Really? They told you WHAT you could and couldn't get signed? Just keep in mind, they have Eric Singer on drums, and that other guy is Thomas Thayer or whatever his name is. It's not Ace Freeley and the other original dude. The only two originals are Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons.
Comment by Robert Babb on September 25, 2009 at 12:47pm
What is Peter Criss up to know?
Comment by Josh Board on September 25, 2009 at 3:04pm
Who knows. I heard he was homeless for a few years. Then he toured with KISS a few years back, but I heard he was slipping back into drugs or drinking. Hopefully he's got his life together.
Comment by Brandon Mysinger on September 28, 2009 at 7:36am
LOL! yea, It's an insider type of thing..Oh, I know KISS very well ;) Their newest CD Sonic Boom is AMAZING!!!

I met the original members during the Psycho Circus tour.
Comment by Josh Board on September 28, 2009 at 10:08am
That 3D cover of Pyscho Circus CD is great!
Comment by DC on September 29, 2009 at 10:07am
I just met the band after thier show here in Cleveland! I can tell you that I did not see any M&M's where I was at! And yes they sure do sign pretty sloppily compared to an official advertisement! AWESOME show by the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KISS ALIVE 35!
Comment by DC on September 29, 2009 at 10:09am
Side note: I brought a few photos that I purchased on their official website, and a tour program. No one told me what I could or could not bring. The new line-up is every bit as good as the original, IMO.! KISS ARMY!

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