Tommy Thayer of KISS to Judge the Ultimate ³KISS OFF² Finale!

Tommy Thayer of KISS
to Judge the Ultimate “KISS OFF” Finale!

Watch as the top four KISS tribute bands battle it out to play
at the Grand Opening of KISS® by Monster Mini Golf®

“Lady Demon” model search and the “KISS OFF” finale are open to the public
at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Jan. 29

KISS® by Monster Mini Golf® is holding the “KISS® OFF” finale with KISS’ own, Tommy Thayer as the celebrity judge! Over 200 bands worldwide submitted their entries, and now it is down to the final four: KISS FOREVER (Hungary), MR. SPEED (Ohio), ROCK AND ROLL OVER (Texas) and KISSTERIA (Australia). And to add a bit of Las Vegas to the bill, local Las Vegas KISS tribute band, “Las Vegas KISS” is opening for the final 4! The finale is free to the public and will take place on Sunday, Jan. 29, from 2 – 6 p.m. at Body English in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

The top 4 “KISS® OFF” finalists will be judged based on talent, performance, appearance and showmanship to determine the ultimate KISS® tribute band. The winning tribute band will make their grand debut at the opening of KISS® by Monster Mini Golf® on Mar. 15, 2012.

“The response from the KISS OFF was incredible, with over 200 entries and more than 29,000 votes online, and with Tommy Thayer judging the finals we are confident that the best tribute band will play at the grand opening of KISS by Monster Mini Golf,” says Christina Vitagliano, Founder of KISS by Monster Mini Golf.

In conjunction with the “KISS OFF” finals, the finale for the “Lady Demon” model search will also take place. The 6 “Lady Demon” finalists, who were chosen online, will compete for the crown. The winner of the “2012 KISS® by Monster Mini Golf® Lady Demon” contest will debut the first ever custom designed $10,000 KISS studded black leather wedding dress on the “black” carpet at the grand opening of KISS® by Monster Mini Golf® on Mar. 15, 2012.

The judges of “Lady Demon” include: the Founder of Monster Mini Golf®, Christina Vitagliano; Lotus Broadcasting 97.1 DJ, Steph MacKenzie; and celebrity photographer, Erik Kabik.

“This is a free event and open to the public and we encourage everyone to come down and spend the day with us,” added Vitagliano.

Hosting the finale will be “Lowercase g,” Ambassador of KISS® by Monster Mini Golf®; and media personalities, Tricia McCrone and John Katsilometes.

For those that would like to be a VIP that day, there are a limited number of VIP tickets available for purchase at

VIP tickets are available for $99 and include:

· Private VIP Section
· Meet & Greet with Tommy Thayer
· Autographed 8×10 from Tommy
· KISS® Swag Bag full of goodies!
· Free Ticket to KISS by Monster Mini Golf
· FREE Pass to Vanity Nightclub on Jan 29th hosted by Tommy Thayer! ($30 value!)

Additionally, attendees of the KISS OFF and Lady Demon finals at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino who “Like” KISS® by Monster Mini Golf® on Facebook or Tweet using #KISSnGOLF will be eligible to win 2 VIP tickets to the KISS® By Monster Mini Golf Grand Opening on Mar. 15, 2012.

“Like” KISS® by Monster Mini Golf® on their Facebook page at: and show it at the door.

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CLICK TO TWEET: I want to be entered for a chance to attend the VIP Grand Opening Event for KISS by Monster Mini Golf on March 15! #KISSnGOLF

For more information please visit KISS® By Monster Mini Golf® is located across from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at the Shoppes at Harmon Square.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is offering preferred KISS® By Monster Mini Golf® room specials available for Jan. 28 – 30. Please call reservations for room availability and additional information at 800.343.4346 and mention code HKISS2.

About Monster Mini Golf®
Monster Mini Golf is the leader in cutting-edge indoor glow-in-the-dark Monster themed entertainment centers. Founded in 2004, the company boasts 30 (and counting) 18-hole miniature golf courses across the country. Each custom-designed course also features an arcade game area, private event rooms, an in-house DJ, and fantastic entertainment for the whole family. For additional information visit, or contact Christina Vitagliano, at 401-454-8100. For updates on the KISS® By Monster Mini Golf project, visit our Facebook page at:

About KISS®

KISS, the legendary American rock band formed in New York City in 1972, is one of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll. Their career milestones are staggering. KISS is one of America’s top gold-record champions who recorded 37 albums over 36 years and has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. More than 30 years of record-breaking tours around the globe include high-profile appearances at Super Bowl XXXIII, the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the 2005 Rockin’ The Corps concert dedicated to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and, most recently, the 2009 finale of American Idol that boasted 30 million viewers.

The KISS legacy continues to grow, generation after generation. The unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the “Hottest Band in the World” is a striking testament to the band’s unbreakable bond with its fans. In 2009, KISS was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For all things KISS, visit

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II, a division of Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE: BAM) and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC. Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Linkin Park, Foo Fighters and Carlos Santana have all performed. Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $3 million in rare music memorabilia throughout the hotel; the luxurious Vanity Nightclub; Reliquary Water Sanctuary & Spa; Reliquary Salon; 4.8 acres of tropical pool paradise; REHAB, the trendsetting Sunday afternoon pool party; The Joint concert venue; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants including traditional steakhouse with an edge 35 Steaks + Martinis, tapas hotspot Johnny Smalls, Mexican cantina Pink Taco, ‘round the clock diner Mr. Lucky’s Café and world-renowned Nobu; numerous cocktail lounges including The Lounge across from Pink Taco, Peacock Lounge and Blitzed Sports Lounge; and a state-of-the-art Fitness Center. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit

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