Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business Becomes KISS Licensee is the first service disabled veteran owned firm to be authorized to manufacture and sell KISS licensed products.

After 40 years as a dedicated fan and 3 years selling licensed KISS products made by others, a San Diego based former sailor turned entrepreneur, has become a small business owner to benefit from a KISS licensed manufacturing opportunity by Epic Rights.

Following KISS’ staunch dedication to the veteran community by employing veteran roadies, visiting veteran hospitals and donations to veteran causes, Michael Patton’s company,, is the first service disabled veteran owned small business firm to be authorized to make and sell licensed products inspired by the huge following the group has world-wide with fans of all ages.

“I became a KISS fan, make that an obsessive KISS fan, when I was 11 and stayed loyal during my service in the Navy to present day,” Patton proudly admits. In addition to the music, Gene Simmons’ books “Sex, Money, KISS & Me, Inc.” were Patton’s study guides for how to build a business. Paul Stanley’s “Face the Music” provided a lifestyle blueprint for happiness and success.

Patton’s bond with KISS was strengthened when two years ago, Patton and other disabled veteran business owners honored Gene Simmons with the Charles Durning Patriotism Award for his service to America’s veterans and active duty military.

KISS4Sale’s products will appeal to the all fans worldwide! Initially KISS4Sale will introduce car air fresheners. “There are KISS character talisman’s, the KISS Army logo and album covers with 10 creative designs to start” states Patton. “Fans can also find KISS Crematory Urns, KISS Coffins, water bottles, blankets and other exciting and unique products on the KISS4Sale website appealing to generations of KISS fans, old & new.”

In addition to his KISS licensed product manufacturing company, Patton is the CEO of POTHOS, Inc. a California based meeting & event planning and travel firm that includes supporting programs presented by Federal & State Government such as the Veteran Administration and NOAA as well as corporate America. POTHOS is award winning and has been recognized by Inc 500, the Small Business Administration and the San Diego Business Journal to name a few.

Chuck Ashman, who produced the disabled veteran awards event honoring Simmons said, “If hard work, passion and loyalty are the keys to success, Michael Patton will make it to the Guinness Book of Records with KISS product sales. The Patton story seems to have found its way between two of KISS hit records – WAR MACHINE and SHOUT IT OUT LOUD,” Ashman added.

About KISS:

As America’s #1 Gold Record Award winning group of all time, and that’s in every category, KISS can easily be named one of rock’s most influential bands. The Rock N Roll Hall of Famers have released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. Their popularity has carried over to a wide range of licensed goods selling to fans throughout the world. For more information, visit

About Epic Rights:

Epic Rights is a full service global branding, licensing and social media marketing company dedicated to building celebrity and entertainment brands via its broad global network of retailers, licensees and agents. Working with a roster of top clients and brands, Epic Right’ services include licensing/branding, music merchandising, social media management, VIP ticketing and fan clubs. For more information visit

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