KISS Appearance On German TV Wins Big Ratings

According to a posting on KISS' official web site, the band's appearance on this past Saturday's (February 27) episode of the German talk show "Wetten, Dass..?" had the highest number of viewers on German television that night, beating both Olympic coverage and "German Superstar".

An article from the German newspaper Dortmund Ruhr Nachrichten regarding the show's ratings success can be viewed below (courtesy of KissOnline.com).

As previously reported, KISS' new album, "Sonic Boom", will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl in five colors — purple, red, green, blue and black. The LP will be packaged in a full-color gatefold jacket and it iwll include lyrics on the inner sleeve and an exclusive 22" x 33" color poster.

"Sonic Boom" entered The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 2. This marked the band's highest-charting LP ever.

KISS has notched eight Top 10 albums, according to Billboard.com. Its previous highest-charting set was 1998's "Psycho Circus", which debuted and peaked at No. 3 with 110,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The group's other high-charting sets include 1975's "Alive!" (No. 9), 1977's "Love Gun" (No. 4) and 1992's "Revenge" (No. 6).

Video footage of KISS performing the songs "Say Yeah" and "I Was Made For Lovin' You" on "Wetten, Dass..?" can be viewed below.

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