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Kiss Kasket

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The Kiss Kasket is an item of merchandise licensed by the rock band Kiss. It is a casket decorated with a Kiss logo and pictures of the band members. In introducing the Kiss Kasket, Gene Simmons said, "I love livin', but this makes the alternative look pretty damn good."[1] The Kiss Kasket went on sale in 2001; as of 2008, it was no longer available from Kiss' website.[2] As of February 2011, the second-generation models of the Kiss Kasket became available on Kiss's website.[3]

Dimebag Darrell, the guitarist of Pantera and Damageplan, was buried in a Kiss Kasket donated by Simmons at Darrell’s funeral in 2004. His brother Vinnie Paul, the drummer of Pantera, Damageplan, and Hellyeah, was also buried in a Kiss Kasket at his funeral in 2018.[4][5]

Reintroduction - second generation[edit]

On December 1, 2010, Kissonline.com announced a new licensing agreement between Kiss and Eternal Image Inc. (a public company engaged in the designing, manufacturing, and marketing of officially licensed memorial products) to design, manufacture, and market a limited-edition line of official KISS-branded memorial products. The line will reportedly include caskets, cremation urns, bronze memorials, memorial prayer cards, registry books, memorial candles, and pet cremation urns—-all designed after the famous rock band's iconic images.[6]

Wrap Wizard, a division of Sign & Graphic Solutions, Inc. located in Newnan, Georgia produced the first mock-up of the New and improved Kiss Kasket for Gene Simmons of Kiss on December 10, 2010.[7] Five days later, on December 15, Kissonline.com provided a sneak peek and announced that the newest second generation Kiss Kaskets are in production.[8]

On the final day of December, 2010, Eternal Image, Inc. announced on its website that the latest Kiss Kaskets will be available for purchase by the end of February 2011.[9] On February 14, 2011, Eternal Image, Inc. announced that two models of the Kiss Kasket (a premium model and a standard model) are now available,[10] including images and details of the two second-generation caskets.[3]


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  2. ^ "Kiss Kasket". Archived from the original on 4 February 2006. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  3. ^ a b Kissonline.com, Entry of February 14, 2011 titled, "Kiss Kaskets Now Available," accessed February 15, 2011.
  4. ^ ""Dimebag" Darrell Was Buried In A Kiss Kasket With Eddie Van Halen's Bumblebee Guitar". FeelNumb.com. Archived from the original on 2014-05-20. Retrieved 2013-03-07.
  5. ^ Pasbani, Robert (2018-06-28). "VINNIE PAUL To Be Buried In "KISS Kasket" Just Like Dimebag Darrell". Metal Injection. Retrieved 2024-05-26.
  6. ^ Kissonline.com, Entry of December 1, 2010 titled, "Kiss Limited Edition Memorial Product," accessed December 1, 2010.
  7. ^ "Home of the Wrap Wizard- Your choice for vehicle graphics and vehicle wraps". Archived from the original on 2020-12-04. Retrieved 2015-04-19.
  8. ^ Kissonline.com, Entry of December 15, 2010 titled, "First Look: New Kiss Casket," accessed December 22, 2010.
  9. ^ "Investors". Archived from the original on 2011-01-16. Retrieved 2011-01-02.
  10. ^ [1] [dead link]

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