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KISS and Motley Crue Support Operation Homefront

Posted on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments15 Comments

Just because this is too cool, I wanted to share this press release with all of you. All jokes aside, it does seem that the guys in KISS and Motley Crue really do support our troops.

Nashville, TN  (September 5, 2012)- Rock legends KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE announced at their concert in Nashville, TN last night that they will donate $50,000 to Operation Homefront, an organization that provides emergency financial and other assistance to families of service members and wounded warriors coping with deployment and injury recovery by providing funds for immediate needs such as food, housing, childcare, moving costs and vehicle expenses.

Country superstar Tim McGraw, who partnered with Operation Homefront, Chase Bank and ACM Lifting Lives-  the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music-  to donate a mortgage-free home in each city during his summer tour accepted the check on behalf of the organization.

KISS’ Paul Stanley states “The freedom we all enjoy and may take for granted is only made possible by the brave servicemen and women who chose to put themselves in harm's way to protect this great country. Tim's work for Operation Homefront with ACM Lifting Lives is a great example of how those in our position can show our appreciation while also urging all Americans to contribute on whatever level they can and KISS is proud to support this worthy cause.

Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx affirms ““We wanted to give back to the servicemen in need. They are the ones who bravely go out to defend our freedom so the least we can do is support them & their families when they return. We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with our friends KISS to donate money. Hopefully it will help create awareness and inspire many others to follow suit"  

Operation Homefront was formed in February 2002 to support the families of deployed service members immediately following 9/11. A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers with nationwide presence, and has met more than 590,000 needs of military families since its inception.  A four-star rated charity by watchdog Charity Navigator, nationally, 94 percent of total revenue donated to Operation Homefront goes directly to assist service members.  The majority of military families served by Operation Homefront are the lowest-paid service members, the E-1 through E-6 enlisted ranks.

To donate, please visit: http://www.operationhomefront.net/donate.aspx

Reader Comments (15)

There is no doubt that it is a great cause and that it is very nice of them to donate anything at all. But if you think about it.. The $50,000 comes to about the price of 200 VIP tickets. Break that down even more and that comes out to the price of 5 VIPs for each show of the tour.

Again.. Don't get me wrong... it is a cool thing they are doing... but between 2 bands it doesn't seem like much. As much as they charge for tickets it seems like they could do a bit more.
September 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRock-It
I thought the same thing, Rock-It.

These guys are loaded. That should be donating 100 Gs a show. That's still, not enough, but somewhat more substantial.

But, hey, it's a start.
September 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Keep in mind, for KISS at least, this is just the most current support check for our troops. On the Sonic Boom tour, KISS donated over a million dollars to our forces via the Wounded Warriors project. And they've also done a show with all the proceeds going exclusively to our troops at Camp Pendleton in California.

For all the talk about Gene $immon$ being a tightwad, when it comes to appreciation for our Armed Services, this is one issue where he really does "Walk the Walk" & not just "Talk the Talk".
September 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Saturday night !!! Alpine Valley, East Troy, WI ~ I cannot wait.
September 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGNR
Ipod to drive to work song of the morning ~ Got The Time by Anthrax (glam enough for ya ?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7Tdl6JznvU

or the official video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be7iNHw8QoQ
September 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGNR
I went to the Invite only show the night prior to the "official kick-off" of the tour in Virginia where KISS did a free show for the troops and families. They donated a check to wounded warriors that night.

Again... Don't get me wrong, I think it is great that they do this type of thing (and it couldn't go to a better cause).. I just think that the amount could have been a bit more and none of the band members would have had to change their lifestyle.
September 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRock-It
Exactly, Rock-It!

GNR! Yeech, no! Not Glam at all! It is Anthrax's best song, though.
September 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
This amount is for this particular fund so don't get too hung up on the amount. Last year when I saw them at the Rodeo they said that on that tour they gave $1 from every ticket sold to Wounded Warriors. At that time the amount was over $1 million. Those guys do a lot so I am giving them nothing but credit.
MB!, "Got The Time" the best Anthrax song? I would go with "Black Lodge", "Madhouse" or "Safe Home", just to start with.
September 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterscott whitt
I would be willing to bet that is more than anyone posting here (including me)has given. It may not be much all at once, but these guys seem to do this type of thing several times a year.
September 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteroper8n
oper8n... as far as the total amount given.. sure they give more than me or anyone else posting here. But I bet personally that I donate a larger percent of my income then they do. I bet I'm not the only one posting here that does that.
September 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRock-It
Oper8n! We don't make the kinda bread they make to donate anything like that. And one of the reasons is we're broke because of their high ticket prices.

Trust me, they can donate a lot more -- AND should!
September 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I'm sorry, but I don't think any of us have any room to criticize their charitable giving. It's nice to see that they do any at all. I cheer 'em that they actually took the initiative to do some!

We all have an open door to criticize their music if we don't like it, to criticize some poor life choices like Vince's habitual drinking, driving, & occaisionally killing some one. But on a pure humanitarian thing,their charitable giving should be beyond comment.
September 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
I have criticized (and been criticized for criticizing) both bands. But I will never take a jab at them for supporting a good cause. The publicity that they and other artists draw to charities like this is worth more than the amount they donate. With loyal fans and interested others taking notice, it helps put scarce dollars in the right hands.
September 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHim
The thing about the ticket prices is very true, but fans will continue to pay it. My point wasn't that they couldn't give more, necessarily, I was just pointing out that they seem to do it several times per year with many different organizations.
September 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteroper8n
Your points are valid but they still need to do more because they can.
September 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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