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Kiss

Kiss onstage in Stockholm, 2008
Background information
Origin New York City, New York
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal
Years active 1973–present
Labels Casablanca, Mercury, Sanctuary, Columbia, Universal Music, Roadrunner, Kiss Records
Associated acts E.S.P., Frehley's Comet, Union, Vinnie Vincent Invasion, Wicked Lester, Black 'n Blue, Badlands, Grand Funk Railroad
Website www.kissonline.com
Members
Paul Stanley
Gene Simmons
Tommy Thayer
Eric Singer
Former members
Eric Carr
Bruce Kulick
Ace Frehley
Peter Criss
Mark St. John
Vinnie Vincent
.Kiss (styled KISS in capitals) is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973.[1] Easily identified by its members' face paint and flamboyant stage outfits, the group rose to prominence in the mid to late 1970s on the basis of their elaborate live performances, which featured fire breathing, blood spitting, smoking guitars, and pyrotechnics.^ KISS did for live rock ‘n’ roll performance.
  • The Popdose Guide to KISS | Popdose 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC popdose.com [Source type: General]

^ Easily identified by their trademark face paint (registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office ) and stage costumes, KISS quickly rose to prominence on the basis of their elaborate live performances, which featured firebreathing, blood spitting, smoking guitars and pyrotechnics.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ First live performance was in 1973.
  • Little Known Facts About the Rock Band KISS - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

.Kiss has been awarded 24 gold albums to date in the USA.[2] The band has sold over 19 million records in the United States,[3] and their worldwide sales exceeded 100 million albums.^ The band has sold over 19 million records in the United States [2] and their worldwide sales exceed 80 million albums.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ KISS has been awarded 22 gold albums to date, and has certified sales of 19 million records in the United States.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ This was the last recording session the band has had to date.
  • Cyanide Kiss Nobody's Perfect 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.cyanidekiss.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[4]
.The lineup of Paul Stanley (vocals and rhythm guitar), Gene Simmons (vocals and bass guitar), Ace Frehley (lead guitar and vocals), and Peter Criss (drums, percussion and vocals) is the most successful and identifiable.^ Most of the drumming duties and lead guitar work was not even done by Criss and Frehley.
  • KISS :: Glam Rock.com 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.glamrock.com [Source type: General]

^ Paul Stanley: "the Star Child", rhythm guitar and vocals .
  • KISS: pictures and biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC lj.lyrics.by [Source type: General]

^ Kiss 1983 Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Peter Criss Chris Walter kiss-83-023a .
  • KISS Photo and Art Print Archive by Chris Walter and Photofeatures. Archival Photos of the Rock Band / Artist KISS for publication or personal use Limited Edition Prints from Chris Walter 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.photofeatures.com [Source type: General]

.With their makeup and costumes, they took on the personae of comic book-style characters: The Demon (Simmons), Starchild (Stanley), Spaceman (Frehley), and Catman (Criss).^ Since the 1996 reunion tour was such a success, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons decided to keep Peter Criss and Ace Frehley around for a little while longer to record a full-fledged album.
  • No Life 'til Metal - CD Gallery - KISS 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.nolifetilmetal.com [Source type: General]

^ The orginals lineup was Paul Stanley,Gene Simmons,Ace Frehley and Peter Criss.
  • The Band Kiss 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ With their makeup and costumes, they took on the personae of comic book -style characters: The Demon (Simmons), Starchild (Stanley), Spaceman (Frehley), and Catman (Criss).
  • How to KISS ~ by THE BAND INSANITY | The Band Insanity 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC thebandinsanity.com [Source type: General]

.The band explains that the fans were the ones who ultimately chose their makeup designs.^ The band explains that the fans were the ones who ultimately chose their makeup designs.
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^ Yates joined the legion of KISS fans who live for their favorite band's thundering guitar riffs and on-stage theatrics.
  • Rocker wows Kiss fans» Evansville Courier & Press 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.courierpress.com [Source type: General]

^ Each band member has his signature look, patterned after styles from popular comic book characters; KISS has even stated that their fans were ultimately the ones who chose their makeup styles.
  • Kiss Tickets - Kiss Concert Tickets from BigStub! 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.bigstub.com [Source type: General]

.The "Demon" makeup reflected Simmons's cynicism and dark elements, as well as his affection for comic books.^ The "Demon" makeup reflected Simmons's cynicism and dark elements, as well as his love for comic books.
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^ The "Demon" makeup reflected Simmons' cynicism and dark elements, as well as his love for comic books.
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^ The “Demon” makeup reflected Gene’s cynicism and dark elements.
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.Paul Stanley became the "Starchild" because of his tendency to be referred to as the "starry-eyed lover" and "hopeless romantic."^ Paul Stanley became the "Starchild" due to his tendency to be referred to as the "starry-eyed lover" and "hopeless romantic."
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]
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  • KISS - Metal Wiki 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC metal.wikia.com [Source type: General]
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^ Paul Stanley became the "Starchild" because of his tendency to be referred to as the "starry-eyed lover" and "hopeless romantic."
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^ You can dress as Gene the Demon , Starchild Paul Stanley , Catman Peter Criss , or Space Ace Frehley with officially licensed Kiss masks .
  • Kiss Costumes & Accessories | Costumzee.com 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.costumzee.com [Source type: General]

.Ace Frehley's "Spaceman" makeup was a reflection of him wanting to go for a ride in a space ship and supposedly being from another planet.^ Paul Stanley became the “Starchild” due to his tendency to be referred to as the “starry-eyed lover” and “hopeless romantic.” Ace Frehley’s “Space Ace” makeup was a reflection of him wanting to go for a ride in a space ship and supposedly being from another planet.
  • ToyBeast.com | Be@rbrick Kiss 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.toybeast.com [Source type: General]

^ Paul Stanley became the “Starchild” due to his tendency to be referred to as the “starry-eyed lover” and “hopeless romantic.” Ace Frehley’s “Spaceman” makeup was a reflection of him wanting to go for a ride in a space ship and supposedly being from another planet.
  • How to KISS ~ by THE BAND INSANITY | The Band Insanity 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC thebandinsanity.com [Source type: General]

^ Ace Frehley's "Spaceman" makeup was a reflection of him wanting to go for a ride in a space ship and supposedly being from another planet.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]
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  • KISS @ YAYchat > 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC yaychat.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Peter Criss's "Catman" makeup was in accordance with the belief that Criss had nine lives because of his rough childhood in Brooklyn.^ The drummer for that was wearing Peter Criss' makeup too.
  • You Wanted the Best and You Got the Best. The Hottest Band in the Land . . . KISS! [Archive] - Comics Bulletin Forums 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.comicsbulletin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Peter Criss' "Catman" makeup was in accordance with the belief that Criss had nine lives due to his rough childhood in Brooklyn.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]
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^ Peter Criss’ “Catman” makeup was in accordance with the belief that Criss had nine lives due to his rough childhood in Brooklyn.
  • How to KISS ~ by THE BAND INSANITY | The Band Insanity 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC thebandinsanity.com [Source type: General]

.Because of creative differences, both Criss and Frehley were out of the group by 1982. The band's commercial fortunes had also waned considerably by that point.^ Frehley left Kiss in 1982 because of creative differences with Simmons and Stanley.

^ The band’s commercial fortunes had also waned considerably by that point.
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^ Unfortunately, because of creative differences and substance abuse, Frehley and Criss were both out of the band by 1982.
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.In 1983, Kiss abandoned its makeup and profited from a commercial resurgence throughout the rest of the decade.^ In 1983, KISS abandoned its makeup for the rest of the decade.
  • KISS :: Glam Rock.com 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.glamrock.com [Source type: General]

^ In 1983, Kiss abandoned its makeup and enjoyed a commercial resurgence throughout the rest of the decade.
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^ In 1983, KISS abandoned their makeup and enjoyed a commercial resurgence throughout the mid-to-late 1980s.

.Buoyed by a wave of Kiss nostalgia in the 1990s, the band announced a reunion of the original lineup (with makeup) in 1996. The resulting Kiss Alive/Worldwide/Lost Cities/Reunion Tour was the top-grossing act of 1996 and 1997. Criss and Frehley have since left Kiss again and have been replaced by Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer, respectively.^ The resulting "KISS Alive Worldwide" tour was the top-grossing act of 1996.

^ The Kiss Alive/Worldwide Tour became the top-grossing act of 1996 making Kiss tickets the most popular concert ticket that year.
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^ Frehley and Criss are long gone from KISS, of course, replaced by Tommy Thayer on lead guitar and vocals and Eric Singer on drums and vocals.
  • Tommy talks KISS, TOUR, SONIC BOOM | TommyThayer.com 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC tommythayer.com [Source type: General]

.The band continues to perform with makeup, while Stanley and Simmons have remained the only two constant members.^ The Kiss band continues to perform with makeup, while Stanley and Simmons have remained the only two constant members.
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^ The band continues to perform, while Stanley and Simmons have remained the only two constant members .

^ The band continues to perform with makeup, while Stanley and Simmons have remained the only two constant members.
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In 2007 according to RIAA, Kiss sold 20 million copies of Kissology Volume One, Two and Three in the USA.[5]
.Kiss was named by VH1 as 10th on their list of the '100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock'[6] and 9th on 'The Greatest Metal Bands' list by MTV.^ And KISS is the greatest band ever!
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^ What are the names of the band players in kiss?
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^ Nick names of kiss the band?
  • WikiAnswers - What are the stage names of the kiss band 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

.[7] On 23 September 2009, Kiss was nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,[8] ten years after becoming eligible but on December 15, 2009 it was announced that Kiss did not make it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.^ KISS did for live rock ‘n’ roll performance.
  • The Popdose Guide to KISS | Popdose 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC popdose.com [Source type: General]

^ KISS music makes us rock.
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^ December 15, 2009 Space Cretins .

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Contents

History

Early years and struggles (1971–1975)

.Kiss traces its roots to Wicked Lester, a New York City-based rock and roll band led by co-founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.^ Demon KISS Half Mask This Gene Simmons mask is ready to rock.
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^ KISS is an American glam rock / hard rock band formed in New York City in 1973 .
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ WICKED RON LEEJACK story on guitarist ron leejack from paul and gene's pre-kiss band wicked lester .
  • KISS Kollector Online - Magazine / 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC kisskollector.com [Source type: General]

.Wicked Lester, with its eclectic mixture of musical styles, never achieved any success.^ Wicked Lester, with their eclectic mixture of musical styles, never achieved any success.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Wicked Lester never achieved any success.
  • KISS :: Glam Rock.com 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.glamrock.com [Source type: General]

^ Before Simmons and Stanley came up with the idea of forming KISS, they were band members of the band named Wicked Lester, however due to their music style, the band didn't do well commercially, which is why both of them left Wicked Lester, to form up a new band.
  • Kiss Tickets, Cheap Kiss tickets, Kiss Alive 35 World Tour Tickets 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.ticketluck.com [Source type: General]

.They recorded one album, which was shelved by Epic Records, and played a handful of live shows.^ They recorded an album, but it was never released.
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^ They recorded one album and played a handful of live shows.
  • KISS :: Glam Rock.com 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.glamrock.com [Source type: General]

^ They have a great live show, always have..
  • Review: KISS rocks and rolls all nite | A+E Interactive 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC blogs.mercurynews.com [Source type: General]

.Simmons and Stanley, feeling that a new musical direction was needed, abandoned Wicked Lester in 1972 and began forming a new group.^ By '71 Simmons had hooked up with Paul Stanley in Wicked Lester.
  • KISS - Rockin'Town Bio 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.rockintown.com [Source type: General]

^ Simmons and Stanley, feeling that a new musical direction was needed, abandoned Wicked Lester in 1972 and began forming a new group.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ January 2nd, 2009 Filed under: Bands — admin @ 1:23 am KISS is an American rock band formed in New York City in December of 1972.
  • KISS :: Glam Rock.com 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.glamrock.com [Source type: General]

[10][11][12]
.In late 1972, Simmons and Stanley came across an ad in the East Coast version of Rolling Stone placed by Peter Criss, a veteran drummer from the New York club scene, who was previously in bands called Lips and Chelsea.^ On April, 11, 1972 , Peter Criss placed ad in Rolling Stone Magazine "Drummer looking for a band, willing to do anything to make it!"
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^ KISS drummer Peter Criss .
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^ In late 1972, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley came across an ad in Rolling Stone placed by Peter Criss, a veteran drummer from the New York club scene, who was previously in bands called "Lips" and "Chelsea".
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.Criss auditioned for and joined the new version of Wicked Lester.^ The Catman first joined the band in 1972 as the drummer for their previous incarnation, Wicked Lester.
  • Sideshow Collectibles, Inc. - Kiss / The Catman - Sideshow Exclusive 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.sideshowtoy.com [Source type: General]

^ Finally, when Ace Frehley joined, it was the end of Wicked Lester and the beginning of KISS - lights, make-up, stage costumes, explosions and loud, driving Rock.
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^ The trio formed up a band together, and played much harder version of rock than they did back in the Wicked Lester days.
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.The trio focused on a much harder style of rock than Wicked Lester played.^ The trio formed up a band together, and played much harder version of rock than they did back in the Wicked Lester days.
  • Kiss Tickets, Cheap Kiss tickets, Kiss Alive 35 World Tour Tickets 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.ticketluck.com [Source type: General]

^ The trio focused on a much harder style of rock than Wicked Lester played.
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^ While he had to play much of Frehley’s material over the years, he was instrumental in the band’s return to prominence in the late 1980s and early 1990s as a hard-rock band par excellence.
  • Kiss Gods of Thunder | GEAR-VAULT - Guitar & Gear Reviews 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.gear-vault.com [Source type: General]

.Inspired by the theatrics of Alice Cooper and the New York Dolls, they also began experimenting with their image by wearing makeup and various outfits.^ Inspired by the theatrics of the New York Dolls , they also began experimenting with their image by wearing makeup and various costumes.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Inspired by the theatrics of Alice Cooper and the New York Dolls, they also began experimenting with their image by wearing makeup and various outfits.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Inspired by the theatrics and driving hard rock style of contemporaries like Alice Cooper and the New York Dolls , the new quartet played its first gig in January 1973, quickly grabbing the attention of eventual band manager Bill Aucoin.
  • KISS - Profile of Theatrical Hard Rock Band KISS - About.com 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC 80music.about.com [Source type: General]

[13] .In November 1972, the trio played a showcase for Epic Records A&R director Don Ellis, in an effort to secure a record deal.^ In November 1972, the trio played a showcase for Epic Records A&R director Don Ellis, in an effort to secure a record deal.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ ISBN 0446530735 In November 1972, the trio played a showcase for Epic Records A&R director Don Ellis, in an effort to secure a record deal.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ After the three auditioned for Epic Records to see if they can secure a record deal but unfortunately did not get, guitarists Paul “Ace” Frehley joined the band in 1973.
  • How To Draw Kiss Letters, Step by Step, Band Logos, Pop Culture, FREE Online Drawing Tutorial 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.dragoart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Although the performance went well, Ellis hated the group's image and music.^ Although the performance went well, Ellis hated the group's image and music.
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  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ KISS became known throughout the 1970s for over-the-top concert performances, but to Leroux, the group's influence on music and popular culture is underrated.
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^ When it became apparent that Bruce was working out well musically and personally, Mark went bye-bye...
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.On top of that, as he was leaving, he was vomited on by Criss's brother.^ On top of that, as he was leaving, he was vomited on by Criss's brother.
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[14][15]
.In early January 1973, the group added lead guitarist Ace Frehley.^ Ace Frehley 1973 .

^ After the three auditioned for Epic Records to see if they can secure a record deal but unfortunately did not get, guitarists Paul “Ace” Frehley joined the band in 1973.
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^ Later in the December of 1972, the band welcomed Ace Frehley as the lead guitarist of the band.
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.Frehley impressed the group with his first audition, although he showed up wearing two different sneakers, one red and one orange.^ Frehley walked into the auditions for the lead guitarist position, wearing one red shoe and one orange shoe.

^ He arrived at the audition in his cab and wearing one blue and one red shoe.
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^ Even at their first Manhattan concert in 1973, the group's approach was quite theatrical; Flipside producer Bill Aucoin offered the band a management deal after the show.
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.A few weeks after Frehley joined, the Wicked Lester name was dropped and the band became Kiss.^ With in a few weeks of joining, the name of the band was changed from Wicked Lester to KISS. .
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^ Finally, in January 1973 guitarist Paul "Ace" Frehley was added to the band, the Wicked Lester name finally dropped, and KISS was born.
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^ A few weeks after Frehley joined, the Wicked Lester name was dropped and the band became Kiss.
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[16]
The Kiss logo
.Stanley came up with the name as he, Simmons, and Criss were driving around New York City.^ Around this time he also adopted his new name, “Gene Simmons”.
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^ The Kiss logo Stanley came up with the name; as he, Simmons, and Criss were driving around New York City.
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^ Stanley came up with the name KISS. Simmons and Criss were driving around New York City, when Criss mentioned that he was in a band called Lips, so Stanley suggested the name KISS. Frehley created the now-iconic logo.
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.Criss mentioned that he was in a band called Lips, so Stanley said something to the effect of "What about Kiss?".[17] Frehley created the now-iconic logo, making the "SS" look like lightning bolts, when he went to write the new band name over Wicked Lester on a poster outside the club where they were going to play.^ You looked and sounded like Kiss.
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^ With in a few weeks of joining, the name of the band was changed from Wicked Lester to KISS. .
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^ Criss mentioned that he was in a band called Lips, so Stanley said what about Kiss (Reminisced by Simmons on the Kiss video Exposed).
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[18] .The runic letters happened to look similar to the insignia of the Nazi SS, a symbol that is now illegal to display in Germany.^ The runic letters happened to look similar to the insignia of the Nazi SS, a symbol that is now illegal to display in Germany.
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^ The letters happened to look similar to the insignia of the Nazi SS, or Waffen-SS, a symbol that is now illegal to display in Germany.

^ Humm thats because thats how the SS made them look in nazi Germany....masterstroke??
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.Therefore, to avoid controversy, since 1979 most of the band's album covers and merchandise in Germany have used a modified version of the logo, in which the "SS" looks like a backwards "ZZ." The band's name has been rumored to have many secret meanings, among them an acronym for Knights In Satan's Service or Keep It Simple Stupid.^ Some believe that the band name stands for Knights In Satan's Service.
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^ The band’s name has been rumored to have many hidden meanings.
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^ Therefore to avoid controversy, after 1979 most of the band's album covers and merchandise in Germany have used a modified version of the logo, in which the "SS" looks like a backwards "ZZ." However, Simmons is Jewish and his mother is a Holocaust survivor.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

[19]
.The first Kiss performance was on January 30, 1973, for an audience of three at the Popcorn Club (renamed Coventry shortly afterward) in Queens.^ First live performance was in 1973.
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^ ISBN 0446530735 The first KISS performance was on January 30 , 1973 , for an audience of three at the Popcorn Club (renamed Coventry shortly afterward) in Queens.
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^ Therefore, in Germany, all of the band's album covers and merchandise used a modified version of the logo, in which the "SS" looks like a backwards "ZZ." The first KISS performance was on January 30, 1973, for an audience of three at the Popcorn Club (renamed Coventry shortly afterward) in Queens.

.For the first three gigs, January 30 - February 1, they wore almost little makeup, it wasn't until the March 9-10 shows at The Daisy in Amityville, NY that they would wear the makeup that would become their famous designs.^ New Additions Showing: 1 – 30 of 45,100 Kiss designs available on 569,000 products 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ...

^ January 2010 November 2009 October 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 Kiss Kache is powered by WordPress .
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^ I found it to be rather disgusting that Gene and Paul would have "session" musicians wearing Ace and Peters makeup acting as them.

.On March 13 of that year, the band recorded a five-song demo tape with producer Eddie Kramer.^ In March of that year, the band recorded a five-song demo tape with producer Eddie Kramer.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ In June of that year, the band recorded a five-song demo tape with producer Eddie Kramer .
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^ In the same year, in March, the band recorded its first 5 track demo tape, which was produced by Eddie Kramer.
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.Former TV director Bill Aucoin, who had seen the group at a handful of showcase concerts in the summer of 1973, offered to become the band’s manager in mid-October.^ After a handful of showcase concerts in the summer of 1973, former TV director Bill Aucoin offered to become the band’s manager in mid-October.

^ The members of the Finnish Band are huge KISS fans and are managed by former KISS manager Bill Aucoin.

^ Bill Aucoin, former TV director, offered to become the band’s manager in mid-October.
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.Kiss agreed, with the condition that Aucoin get them signed to a recording contract within two weeks.^ Two weeks of recording and then mixing.

^ The band agreed, with the condition that Aucoin get them signed to a label within two weeks.
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^ The members of KISS agreed to let Aucoin manage the band on one condition: that he could get them a record contract in just two weeks.
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.On November 1, 1973, Kiss became the first act signed to former teen pop singer and Buddah Records executive Neil Bogart's new label, Emerald City Records (which was shortly afterward renamed Casablanca Records).^ On November 1, 1973, KISS became the first act signed to former teen pop singer and Buddha Records executive Neil Bogart's new label, Emerald City Records (which was shortly afterward renamed Casablanca Records).

^ Two weeks later, the band was signed to Neil Bogart's fledgling record label, Casablanca.
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^ On November 1, 1973, Kiss became the first act signed to former teen pop singer and Buddah Records executive Neil Bogart's new label, Emerald City Records (which was shortly afterward renamed Casablanca Records).
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[20]
.The band entered Bell Sound Studios in New York City on October 10, 1973 to begin recording their first album.^ ISBN 0446530735 The band entered Bell Sound Studios in New York City on October 10 , 1973 to begin recording their first album.
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^ The band entered Bell Sound Studios in New York City on October 10, 1973 to begin recording their first album.
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^ Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in 1973.
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.On December 31 the band had their official industry premier at the Academy of Music in New York City, opening for Blue Öyster Cult.^ An American rock band formed in New York City in 1973.
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^ On December 31 the band had their official industry premier at the Academy of Music in New York City, opening for Blue Öyster Cult .
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^ Kiss is an american rock band formed in New York City in december 1972.
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.It was at this concert that Simmons accidentally set his hair (which was coated in hairspray) ablaze for the first of many times while performing his inaugural firebreathing stunt.^ In his absence, Kiss performed in concert as a trio for the first time ever.
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^ It was at this concert that Simmons accidentally set his hair (which was coated in hairspray) ablaze while performing his inaugural fire-breathing stunt.

^ It was at this concert that Simmons accidentally set his hair (which was coated in hairspray) ablaze while performing his inaugural firebreathing stunt.
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[21]
.Kiss's first tour started on February 5, 1974 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.^ KISS's first major tour started on February 5, 1974 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

^ KISS's first tour started on February 5 , 1974 in Edmonton , Alberta , Canada , at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.
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^ KISS’ first tour started on February 5, 1974.
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.The band’s self-titled debut album, Kiss, was released on February 18. Casablanca and Kiss promoted the album heavily throughout the spring and summer of 1974. On February 19, the band performed "Nothin' to Lose," "Firehouse," and "Black Diamond" for what would become their first national television appearance, on ABC's Dick Clark's In Concert (aired March 29).^ The self-proclaimed "hottest band in the land," Kiss released their first album in 1974 and are still going strong today.
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^ Kiss released their debut album, Kiss, in February 1974—Frehley's sole songwriting contribution was "Cold Gin."
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^ First official album released: KISS (1974) .
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.On April 29, the band performed "Firehouse" on The Mike Douglas Show.^ Headline Tag: Television Rating: Ok Hits: 2832 Comments: 3 Mike Douglas 1974: Gene Simmons from KISS Gene Simmons, from the band Kiss, appears in full makeup on the Mike Douglas Show in 1974.
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^ I remember watching The Mike Douglas Show with my parents every afternoon after school, but they must have shielded me from this evil KISS appearance in 1974.

^ Like the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show, this was the first chance many teenagers had to witness the band’s dazzling performance power.
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.This broadcast included Simmons's first televised interview, a conversation with Douglas in which Simmons declared himself "evil incarnate," eliciting titters from an uncomfortable and largely confused studio audience.^ This broadcast included Simmons' first televised interview, a conversation with Douglas in which Simmons declared himself "evil incarnate," eliciting titters from an uncomfortable and largely confused studio audience.
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^ This broadcast included Simmons's first televised interview, a conversation with Douglas in which Simmons declared himself "evil incarnate," eliciting titters from an uncomfortable and largely confused studio audience.
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^ It is also the first KISS studio album to feature guitarist Tommy Thayer alongside Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and drummer Eric Singer.
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Fellow guest Totie Fields remarked that it would be humorous if, beneath all the make-up, Simmons was "just a nice Jewish boy." Simmons deftly parried this remark with neither a confirmation nor denial, by saying simply, "You should only know." To which she responded, "I do. .You can't hide the hook," a reference to Simmons's nose.^ You can't hide the hook," a sly reference to Simmons's nose.
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^ There’s a ’70s guitar grind to “Yes I Know (Nobody’s Perfect),” and thundering pop hooks within “Russian Roulette,” as Simmons sings, “You got me where you want me .
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[22]
.Despite the publicity and constant touring, Kiss initially sold just 75,000 copies.^ Despite the publicity and constant touring, Kiss initially sold just 75,000 copies.
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^ Despite the publicity and constant touring, KISS initially sold just 75,000 copies.
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^ Some 108,000 copies were sold in the first week.
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.Meanwhile, the group and Casablanca Records were losing money quickly.^ Meanwhile, the group and Casablanca Records were losing money quickly.
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^ KISS was pulled off of the tour promoting Hotter Than Hell because the band and the label were losing money quickly.
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^ Due to poor album sales, Casablanca was almost bankrupt; hence both the group and record company needed a breakthrough album that could keep both the band and the record company going.
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.The band (while touring) stopped in Los Angeles in August 1974 to begin recording their second album, Hotter Than Hell, which was released on October 22, 1974. The only single, "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll," failed to chart and the album stalled at No.^ They recorded an album, but it was never released.
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^ The band flew to Los Angeles in August 1974 to begin recording their second album, Hotter Than Hell, which was released on October 22, 1974.
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^ Later on the band released their second studio album, Hotter than Hell, on October 22, 1974, which peaked at # 100 on Albums Chart.
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100.[23]
From left to right: Bill Aucoin, Peter Criss, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, Joyce and Neil Bogart
.With Hotter Than Hell quickly dropping off the charts, Kiss was pulled from their tour to quickly record a new album.^ Kiss - Hotter than Hell (Casablanca) 1974 .
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^ Hotter Than Hell , Casablanca, 1974.

^ The band had been touring to promote their second album, Hotter Than Hell .
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.Casablanca head Neil Bogart stepped in to produce the next album, trading in the murky, distorted sound of Hotter Than Hell for a cleaner and slightly poppier sound.^ Kiss - Hotter than Hell (Casablanca) 1974 .
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^ Hotter Than Hell , Casablanca, 1974.

^ The band had been touring to promote their second album, Hotter Than Hell .
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Dressed To Kill, released on March 19, 1975, fared slightly better commercially than Hotter Than Hell. It also contained what would later become the band's trademark song, "Rock and Roll All Nite".[24]
.Although Kiss albums had not proved to be big sellers, the band was quickly gaining a reputation as a top-flight live act.^ Although Kiss albums had not proved to be big sellers, the band was quickly gaining a reputation as a top-flight live act.
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^ EVERY KISS album the band has ever released.
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^ Although KISS albums had not proven to be big sellers, the band was quickly gaining a reputation as a top-flight live act.
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.Kiss concerts featured things such as Simmons spitting "blood" (primarily yogurt and food coloring) or "breathing fire" (spitting flammable liquid at a torch); Frehley soloing as his guitar burst into flames (light and smoke bombs placed inside the guitar); Criss's elevating drum riser that emitted sparks; Stanley's Townshend-style guitar smashing; and pyrotechnics throughout the show.^ KISS concerts featured things such as Simmons spitting "blood" (primarily yogurt and food coloring) or "breathing fire" (spitting flammable liquid at a torch); Frehley soloing as his guitar burst into flames (light and smoke bombs placed inside the guitar); Criss's elevating drum riser that emitted sparks; Stanley's Townshend -style guitar smashing; and pyrotechnics throughout the show.
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^ Of course, all the traditions that made Kiss' live shows spectacular -- Simmons breathing fire, spitting blood and flying, the pyrotechnics, the costumes -- are back.
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^ KISS concerts featured things such as Simmons spitting "blood" (primarily yogurt and food coloring) or "breathing fire" (spitting flammable liquid at a torch); Frehley soloing as his guitar burst into flames (light and smoke bombs placed inside the guitar); Criss's elevating drum riser that emitted sparks; Stanley's Townshend-style guitar smashing; and pyrotechnics throughout the show.

[25]
.By late 1975, Casablanca was almost bankrupt and Kiss was in danger of losing their record contract.^ Kiss - Dressed to Kill (Casablanca) 1975 .
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^ By late 1975, Casablanca was nearly bankrupt and Kiss was in danger of losing their record contract.
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^ By late 1975, Casablanca was nearly bankrupt and KISS was in danger of losing their record contract.
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.Both parties desperately needed a commercial breakthrough if they were to survive.^ Both parties desperately needed a commercial breakthrough if they were to survive.
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^ Due to poor album sales, Casablanca was almost bankrupt; hence both the group and record company needed a breakthrough album that could keep both the band and the record company going.
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.That breakthrough came in an unlikely form - a double live album.^ That breakthrough came in an unlikely form - a double live album.
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^ November 29, 1977, titled Alive II. Alive II was a double album, as the first live album had been.

^ During the following year, Kiss released a two-record set of their greatest hits entitled Double Platinum , an album which essentially lived up to its name.

[26]

Rise to prominence (1975–1978)

.Kiss wanted to express the excitement felt at their concerts (which their studio albums had so far failed to do), with their first live album.^ KISS attempted to express the excitement felt at their live shows (which their studio albums had so far failed to do), with their next album.
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^ Success (1975-78) KISS attempted to express the excitement felt at their live shows (which their studio albums had so far failed to do), with their next album.

^ My first new Kiss album.
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Released on 10 September 1975, Alive! achieved Gold status and spawned Kiss's first top 40 single, a live version of "Rock And Roll All Nite." It was the first version of "Rock and Roll All Nite" with a guitar solo, and this recording has come to represent the definitive version of the song; supplanting the studio original. .In recent years the band admitted that additional audience noise had been added to the album, not to deceive fans, but to add more "excitement and realism" to the show.^ In recent years the band admitted that additional audience noise had been added to the album, not to deceive fans, but to add more "excitement and realism" to the show.
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^ If the track in Guitar Hero:Smash Hits is any indication, It's a recent re-recording, with an audience track added.
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^ There are many more songs (both major hit songs and album tracks) that I could cite for their simple rock appeal or the excitement that they create.
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[27]
.The success of Alive! not only brought Kiss the breakthrough they had been seeking, but arguably saved Casablanca, which was close to bankruptcy.^ Kiss - Alive II (Casablanca) 1977 .
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^ Kiss the breakthrough they had been seeking, but arguably saved Casablanca, which was close to bankruptcy.
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^ KISS the breakthrough they had been seeking, but arguably saved Casablanca.
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.Following this success, Kiss partnered with producer Bob Ezrin, who had previously worked with Alice Cooper.^ Following the success that the live album gave the band, KISS partnered with producer Bob Ezrin.
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^ Following this success, KISS partnered with producer Bob Ezrin, who had previously worked with Alice Cooper.

^ Following this success, Kiss partnered with producer Bob Ezrin , who had previously worked with Alice Cooper .
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.The result was Destroyer (released March 15, 1976), Kiss's most musically ambitious studio album to date.^ The result was Destroyer, which was released on March 15, 1976.
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^ KISS albums in order of release date : A list by "kissmyaus" .
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^ It was KISS’ heaviest album to date.
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.Destroyer, with its rather intricate production (utilizing an orchestra, choir, and numerous tape effects), was a departure from the raw sound of the first three studio albums.^ "Beth" was a #7 hit for the band, and its success revived album and ticket sales for KISS. Destroyer, with its rather intricate production, was a departure from the rawer sound of the first three studio albums.

^ Destroyer , with its rather intricate production, was a departure from the rawer sound of the first three studio albums.
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^ Destroyer , with its rather intricate production (utilizing an orchestra, choir, and numerous tape effects), was a departure from the raw sound of the first three studio albums.
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.While the album sold well initially and became the group's second gold album, it quickly dropped down the charts.^ While the album sold well initially, it quickly dropped down the charts.
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^ While the album sold well initially and became the group's second gold album, it quickly dropped down the charts.
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^ Later on the band released their second studio album, Hotter than Hell, on October 22, 1974, which peaked at # 100 on Albums Chart.
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.Only when the ballad "Beth" was released as a single did the album's sales rebound.^ It was the only single to be released from the album.
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^ Only when the power ballad "Beth" was released as a single did the album's fortunes rebound.

^ Only when the power ballad " Beth " was released as a single did the album's fortunes rebound.
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."Beth" was a #7 hit for the band, and its success revived both the album (which achieved platinum status by the end of 1976) and ticket sales for Kiss.^ "Beth" was a #7 hit for the band, and its success revived album and ticket sales for KISS. Destroyer, with its rather intricate production, was a departure from the rawer sound of the first three studio albums.

^ The album achieved Gold status.
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^ We currently do not have any tickets on-sale for Kiss.
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.In October 1976, Kiss appeared on the The Paul Lynde Halloween Special, lip-synching "Detroit Rock City", "Beth", and "King of the Night Time World". For many teenagers, this was their first exposure to Kiss's dramatic appearance.^ DETROIT ROCK CITY 3.38 (from DESTROYER 1976) 8.

^ Detroit Rock City (Live) lyrics .
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^ This will be the first time, that Kiss will appear on that show.
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.The show was co-produced by Bill Aucoin.^ The show was co-produced by KISS manager Bill Aucoin.

^ The show was co-produced by Bill Aucoin.
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^ Even at their first Manhattan concert in 1973, the group's approach was quite theatrical; Flipside producer Bill Aucoin offered the band a management deal after the show.
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.In addition to the three performances, Kiss was the subject of a brief comedic "interview" conducted by Paul Lynde himself.^ In addition to the three songs, KISS was the subject of a brief comedic "interview" conducted by Paul Lynde himself.
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^ In addition to the three performances, Kiss was the subject of a brief comedic "interview" conducted by Paul Lynde himself.
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^ Kiss previously had made a few appearances on television, notably on the Paul Lynde Halloween Special , which aired on Oct.
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.This included Lynde noting, when hearing the member's first names, "Oh, I love a good religious group."^ This included Lynde noting, when hearing the member's names, "Oh, I love a good religious group."

^ This included Lynde noting, when hearing the member's first names, "Oh, I love a good religious group."
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^ If you want to hear that MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK is made up of ex-members of some formerly famous groups, forget it.
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.Two more highly successful studio albums were released in less than a year—Rock and Roll Over (November 11, 1976) and Love Gun (June 30, 1977).^ Around 1976 Kiss released "Love Gun" and "Rock and Roll Over," which both went platinum.
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^ Two more highly successful studio albums were released in less than a year " Rock and Roll Over ( November 11 , 1976 ) and Love Gun ( June 30 , 1977 ).
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^ LOVE GUN 3.18 (from LOVE GUN, 1977) 16.

.A second live album, Alive II, was released on October 14, 1977. All three albums were certified platinum upon or soon after their release.^ Kiss - Alive II (Casablanca) 1977 .
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^ A second live album, Alive II , was released on October 14, 1977.
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^ All three albums were certified platinum upon or soon after their release.
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.Between 1976 and 1978, Kiss earned $17.7 million from record royalties and music publishing.^ Between 1976 and 1978, Kiss earned $17.7 million from record royalties and music publishing.
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^ Between 1976 and 1978, KISS earned $17.7 million from record royalties and music publishing.
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^ The Kiss band has sold over 19 million records in the United States and their worldwide sales exceed 80 million albums.
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[28] .A 1977 Gallup poll named Kiss the most popular band in America.^ A 1977 Gallup poll named Kiss the most popular band in America.
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^ A 1977 Gallup poll named KISS the most popular band in America.
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^ In 1977, KISS was named the most popular band in America in a Gallup Poll.

.In Japan, Kiss performed five sold-out shows at Budokan Hall, breaking the previous record of four held by The Beatles.^ In Japan, KISS broke attendance records previously held by the Beatles.

^ In Japan, Kiss performed five sold-out shows at Budokan Hall, breaking the previous record of four held by The Beatles .
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^ The first four or five Kiss records were great.
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.In May 1977, Kiss made their first of many comic appearances in Howard The Duck issue 12 published by Marvel.^ In 1977, Marvel Comics published a KISS comic book.

^ For many teenagers, this was their first exposure to Kiss's dramatic appearance.
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^ For many teenagers, this was their first exposure to KISS's dramatic appearance.
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[29] .This served as a precursor to many more Kiss-related comics initially published by Marvel.^ In 1977, Marvel Comics published a KISS comic book.

^ KISS comic book, published by Marvel Comics (1977) .
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^ These guys are just few of many that are willing tio buy more KISS songs.
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.The first of what is now many Kiss greatest hits albums, Double Platinum, was issued on April 2, 1978. This double album included many remixed versions of their hits, as well as "Strutter '78," a re-recorded version of one of the group's signature songs.^ KISS & 1978 double platinum And KISS ROCKS 4 ever .
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^ This double album included many remixed versions of their hits, as well as "Strutter '78," a re-recorded version of one of the group's signature songs.
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^ The first of what is now many KISS greatest hits albums, titled Double Platinum, was issued on April 2, 1978.

.At Neil Bogart's request, the song was played in a style similar to the then-popular disco music.^ Per Neil Bogart's request, the song was played in a style similar to the then-popular disco music.
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^ At Neil Bogart's request, the song was played in a style similar to the then-popular disco music.
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^ You are my song, and you are where I want to be.” Straightforward, earnest rock music seems to be a contradiction from the path popular music has strayed as of late.
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[30]
.During this period, Kiss merchandise became a substantial source of income for the group.^ KISS merchandise became a huge source of income for the group.

^ ISBN 1413485472 During this period, KISS merchandise became a huge source of income for the group.
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^ During this period, Kiss merchandise became a substantial source of income for the group.
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.Some of the products released included a pair of comic books issued by Marvel (the first one of which contained ink mixed with actual blood donated by the group), a pinball machine, Kiss dolls, "Kiss Your Face Makeup" kits, Halloween masks, board games, and many other pieces of memorabilia.^ KISS Catman Makeup Kit KISS Catman Makeup Kit …the included translucent powder and powder puff.

^ But one tragic kid finds a KISS Comic Book printed in real blood!

^ In 1977, Marvel Comics published a KISS comic book.

.Membership in the Kiss Army, the band's fan club, was in the six figures.^ Membership in the KISS Army , the band's fan club, was in the six figures.
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^ KISS army staying with the band for decades.
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^ Membership in the KISS Army, the band's fan club, was in the six figures.

.Between 1977 and 1979, worldwide merchandise sales (in-store and on tour) reached an estimated $100 million.^ Between 1977 and 1979, worldwide merchandise sales (in-store and on tour) reached an estimated $100 million.
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^ The Kiss band has sold over 19 million records in the United States and their worldwide sales exceed 80 million albums.
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^ Kiss have sold almost 100 million albums, performed countless sold-out stadium tours, and used their distinctive style to launch many successful strands of band merchandise.
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[31]

Four solo albums in the same day (1978)

Paul Stanley
.Kiss were at their commercial peak by 1978—Alive II was the band's fourth platinum album in just under two years, and the ensuing tour had the highest average attendance (13,550) in the group's history.^ KISS was at their commercial peak by 1978.
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^ The average attendance of 13,737 is the highest in the group's history.
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^ Alive II was the band's fourth platinum album in just under two years, and the ensuing tour had the highest average attendance (13,550) in the group's history.
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.In addition, Kiss's gross income for 1977 was US$10.2 million.^ In addition, KISS's gross income for 1977 was $10.2 million.
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^ In addition, Kiss's gross income for 1977 was US$10.2 million.
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^ COMING SOON - KISS BAND LOGO BOTTLE OPENER US$10.99 .

.The group, along with creative manager Bill Aucoin, sought to take the band to the next level of popularity.^ Going solo (1978) Flushed with the success of Love Gun and its subsequent tour, KISS and creative manager Bill Aucoin sought to take the band to the next level of popularity.

^ KISS and their creative manager, Bill Aucoin, sought to take the band to the next level of popularity.
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^ The group, along with creative manager Bill Aucoin, sought to take the band to the next level of popularity.
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To that end, an ambitious, two-pronged strategy was devised for 1978.[32]
.The first part involved the simultaneous release of four solo albums from the members of Kiss.^ The KISS solo albums were released on September 18 , 1978 .
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^ The first part involved the simultaneous release of four solo albums from the members of Kiss.
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^ The KISS solo albums were released on September 18, 1978.

.Although Kiss has claimed that the solo albums were intended to ease rising tensions within the band, their 1976 record contract did in fact call for four solo records, with each of them counting as half an album toward the group's five-record commitment.^ Although Kiss has claimed that the solo albums were intended to ease rising tensions within the band, their 1976 record contract did in fact call for four solo records, with each of them counting as half an album toward the group's five-record commitment.
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^ ISBN 0823083225 The first part involved the simultaneous release of four solo albums from the members of KISS. Although KISS has claimed that the solo albums were intended to ease tensions within the band, their 1976 record contract did in fact call for four solo records, with each of them counting as half an album toward the group's five-record commitment.
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^ After recording five albums, the band entered a hiatus in August 2000.

[33] .While each album was very much a solo effort (none of the group appeared on another's album), they were all released and marketed as Kiss albums (with similar cover art and poster inserts).^ Another Kiss album, another try to be relevant again.
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^ The KISS solo albums were released on September 18, 1978.

^ "They were all very accessible.

.It was the first time that all current members of a rock band had released solo albums on the same day.^ The first part involved the simultaneous release of four solo albums from the members of Kiss.
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^ Even such enormous popularity had its limits, and the band reached them in 1978, when all four members released solo albums on the same day in October.
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^ It was the first time in history that all current members of a rock and roll band had released solo albums at the same time.

[34]
.For the band members, it was a chance to showcase their individual musical styles and tastes outside of Kiss, and in some cases to collaborate with contemporary artists.^ For the band members, it was a chance to showcase their individual musical styles and tastes outside of KISS, and in some cases to collaborate with contemporary artists (Simmons's album featured appearances by the likes of Aerosmith 's Joe Perry , Cheap Trick 's Rick Nielsen , disco diva Donna Summer , and then-girlfriend Cher ).
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^ For the band members, it was a chance to showcase their individual musical styles and tastes outside of KISS, and in some cases to collaborate with contemporary artists (Simmons's album featured appearances by the likes of Aerosmith's Joe Perry, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, disco diva Donna Summer, and then-girlfriend Cher).

^ For the band members, it was a chance to showcase their individual musical styles and tastes outside of Kiss, and in some cases to collaborate with contemporary artists.
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.Stanley's and Frehley's albums stuck pretty closely to the successful hard rock style that Kiss had utilized, while Criss's album featured an R&B style and was loaded with ballads.^ Criss's album featured an R&B style and was loaded with ballads, while Simmons's was the most eclectic of the four.

^ The Kiss prog-rock concept album.
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^ Stanley's and Frehley's stuck pretty closely to the successful hard rock style that KISS had utilized.

.Simmons's was the most eclectic of the four.^ Simmons's was the most eclectic of the four.
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^ Simmons's was the most eclectic of the four"it featured hard rock, ballads, Beatles -influenced pop, and ended with a straight cover of " When You Wish upon a Star " (from the movie Pinocchio ).
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^ Criss's album featured an R&B style and was loaded with ballads, while Simmons's was the most eclectic of the four.

.It featured hard rock, ballads, Beatles-influenced pop, and ended with a straight cover of "When You Wish upon a Star" (from the movie Pinocchio).^ Simmons's was the most eclectic of the four"it featured hard rock, ballads, Beatles -influenced pop, and ended with a straight cover of " When You Wish upon a Star " (from the movie Pinocchio ).
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^ It featured hard rock, ballads, Beatles-influenced pop and ended with a straight cover of "When You Wish Upon a Star" (from Walt Disney's "Pinocchio").

^ It featured hard rock, ballads, Beatles-influenced pop, and ended with a straight cover of "When You Wish upon a Star" (from the movie Pinocchio ).
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.Simmons's many collaborators included Aerosmith's Joe Perry, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, the Doobie Brothers' Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, disco diva Donna Summer, Janis Ian, Helen Reddy, Bob Seger, and then-girlfriend Cher.^ Simmons made sure that the top artists of the day lent a hand: Aerosmith 's Joe Perry, Cheap Trick 's Rick Nielsen, Donna Summer, Cher, Bob Seger, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Helen Reddy, among others.
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^ For the band members, it was a chance to showcase their individual musical styles and tastes outside of KISS, and in some cases to collaborate with contemporary artists (Simmons's album featured appearances by the likes of Aerosmith 's Joe Perry , Cheap Trick 's Rick Nielsen , disco diva Donna Summer , and then-girlfriend Cher ).
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^ Simmons's many collaborators included Aerosmith 's Joe Perry , Cheap Trick 's Rick Nielsen , the Doobie Brothers' Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, disco diva Donna Summer , Janis Ian , Helen Reddy, Bob Seger , and then-girlfriend Cher .
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.The Kiss solo albums were released on 18 September 1978. The marketing blitz behind the albums was unprecedented.^ The KISS solo albums were released on September 18, 1978.

^ The Kiss solo albums were released on September 18, 1978.
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^ The marketing blitz behind the albums was unprecedented.
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.Casablanca announced it was shipping five million total copies of the albums (guaranteeing instant platinum status), and they spent US$2.5 million marketing them.^ The marketing blitz behind the albums was unprecedented - Casablanca announced it was shipping five million total copies of the albums (guaranteeing instant platinum status), and they spent US$2.5 million marketing them.
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^ Casablanca announced it was shipping five million total copies of the albums (guaranteeing instant platinum status), and they spent US$2.5 million marketing them.
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^ They are no longer relevant entities in the contemporary musical marketplace, and their new albums often stall at GOLD, instead of going on to their usual Platinum status.
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[35] .All four solo albums made it into the Top 50 of the Billboard album chart.^ All four solo albums made it into the Top 50 of the Billboard album chart.
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^ I believe it was the only charting single from the four 1978 solo albums.
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^ A live album, it gave the band their first Top 10 record as well as their first hit single, "Rock and Roll All Nite."
  • Kiss Tickets - Kiss Dates, Kiss Events 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.ticketnetwork.com [Source type: General]
  • Kiss Tickets - Kiss Dates, Kiss Events 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.ticketnetwork.com [Source type: General]

.However, the massive preorder for these albums was soon followed by an equally enormous attempt to ship them back to the record company, followed by the subsequent discounting of these albums once sales had (very quickly) peaked.^ However, the massive preorder for these albums was soon followed by an equally enormous attempt to ship them back to the record company, followed by the subsequent discounting of these albums once sales had (very quickly) peaked.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Despite all four solo albums making it into the Top 50 of the Billboard album chart, the massive preorder for these albums was soon followed by a just as enormous attempt to ship them back to the record company, followed by the subsequent discounting of these albums once sales had (very quickly) peaked.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]
  • Kiss Discography | ConcertHub 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC concerts.stubhub.com [Source type: General]

^ Due to poor album sales, Casablanca was almost bankrupt; hence both the group and record company needed a breakthrough album that could keep both the band and the record company going.
  • Kiss Tickets, Cheap Kiss tickets, Kiss Alive 35 World Tour Tickets 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.ticketluck.com [Source type: General]

.The albums were also the first Kiss albums to be seen in the "bargain bins."^ The albums were also the first Kiss albums to be seen in the "bargain bins."
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Classic I feel that the first KISS album is a classic.
  • Amazon.com: Kiss: Kiss: Music 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Throughout late 2009 and early 2010, KISS' is going back on tour to promote their first album in 11 years.
  • Kiss Tickets - Kiss Dates, Kiss Events 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.ticketnetwork.com [Source type: General]
  • Kiss Tickets - Kiss Dates, Kiss Events 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.ticketnetwork.com [Source type: General]

.All four solo albums sold about as many copies as Love Gun alone.^ All four albums combined sold about as many copies as Love Gun alone had.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]
  • Kiss Discography | ConcertHub 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC concerts.stubhub.com [Source type: General]

^ All four solo albums combined sold about as many copies as Love Gun alone.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Even such enormous popularity had its limits, and the band reached them in 1978, when all four members released solo albums on the same day in October.
  • Amazon.com: Kiss: Albums, Songs, Bios, Photos 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
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.Of the four, Frehley's album was the most successful (although not by a huge margin) and spawned the only radio top 20 hit (Russ Ballard's composition "New York Groove", originally performed by Hello).^ New York Groove lyrics .
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^ Of the four, Frehley's album was the most successful (although not by a huge margin) and spawned the only radio top 20 hit (Russ Ballard's composition " New York Groove ").
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Of the four, Frehley's album was the most successful (although not by a huge margin) and spawned the only radio top 20 hit (Russ Ballard's composition "New York Groove", originally performed by Hello ).
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

[36]
.The second part of Kiss's and Aucoin's plan called for the band to appear in a movie that would cement their image as larger than life superheroes.^ The second part of KISS's and Aucoin's plan called for the band to appear in a movie that would cement their image as larger than life superheroes.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]
  • Kiss Discography | ConcertHub 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC concerts.stubhub.com [Source type: General]

^ The second part of Kiss's and Aucoin's plan called for the band to appear in a movie that would cement their image as larger than life superheroes.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Larger Than Life lyrics .
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.Filming for the movie commenced in the spring of 1978. Although the project was proposed to the band as a cross between A Hard Day's Night and Star Wars, the final results fell far short of those expectations.^ The film was proposed to the band as a cross between A Hard Day's Night and Star Wars, though the final results fell far short of these expectations.

^ Filming for the movie, entitled KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park, commenced in the spring of 1978.

^ Filming for the movie commenced in the spring of 1978.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.The script underwent numerous rewrites, and the band (particularly Criss and Frehley) grew increasingly frustrated with the film making process.^ The script underwent numerous rewrites, and the band (particularly Criss and Frehley) grew increasingly frustrated with the process.

^ The script underwent numerous rewrites, and the band (particularly Criss and Frehley) grew increasingly frustrated with the film making process.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ On April, 11, 1972 , Peter Criss placed ad in Rolling Stone Magazine "Drummer looking for a band, willing to do anything to make it!"
  • KISS (superhuman version) 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.marvunapp.com [Source type: General]

.It has been reported that Criss refused to take part in post-production, and hence a vocal actor had to be hired to re-dub all his lines.^ It has been reported that Criss refused to take part in post-production, and hence a vocal actor had to be hired to re-dub all his lines.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Criss refused to take part in post-production, and so his entire voice track was completely over-dubbed by another actor.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]
  • Kiss Discography | ConcertHub 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC concerts.stubhub.com [Source type: General]

^ (Criss denies those reports, and claims he was present for the entire post-production process.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.(Criss denies those reports, and claims he was present for the entire post-production process.^ (Criss denies those reports, and claims he was present for the entire post-production process.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Criss refused to take part in post-production, and so his entire voice track was completely over-dubbed by another actor.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]
  • Kiss Discography | ConcertHub 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC concerts.stubhub.com [Source type: General]

^ It has been reported that Criss refused to take part in post-production, and hence a vocal actor had to be hired to re-dub all his lines.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

)[37]
.The final product, entitled Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park debuted on NBC on October 28, 1978 (just before Halloween).^ The final product, entitled Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park debuted on NBC on October 28, 1978 (just before Halloween.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Filming for the movie, entitled KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park, commenced in the spring of 1978.

^ UK import of the Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park.
  • Kiss 4 Sale Online Catalog 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.kiss4sale.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Despite scathing reviews, it was one of the highest-rated TV movies of the year.^ Despite scathing reviews, it was one of the highest-rated TV movies of the year.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Despite scathing reviews, it was one of the highest-rated TV movies of the year, and saw theatrical release outside the U.S. in 1979 under the title Attack of the Phantoms .
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Despite scathing reviews, it was one of the highest-rated TV movies of the year, and saw theatrical release outside the U.S. in 1979 under the title Attack of the Phantoms.

.It was released theatrically, after many changes, outside the U.S. in 1979 under the title Attack of the Phantoms.^ It was released theatrically, after many changes, outside the U.S. in 1979 under the title Attack of the Phantoms .
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Despite scathing reviews, it was one of the highest-rated TV movies of the year, and saw theatrical release outside the U.S. in 1979 under the title Attack of the Phantoms.

^ Despite scathing reviews, it was one of the highest-rated TV movies of the year, and saw theatrical release outside the U.S. in 1979 under the title Attack of the Phantoms .
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.While later interviews with band members would have them talk about their movie making experience with a mix of humorous embarrassment and regret as to the finished product, they were unhappy with the final product.^ While later interviews with band members would have them talk about their movie making experience with a mix of humorous embarrassment and regret as to the finished product, their unhappiness with the final product was well-known to those around them.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]
  • Kiss Discography | ConcertHub 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC concerts.stubhub.com [Source type: General]

^ While later interviews with band members would have them talk about their movie making experience with a mix of humorous embarrassment and regret as to the finished product, they were unhappy with the final product.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ So what if the band members are making millions on merchandise.
  • Kiss “Born Again” With Walmart’s “Sonic Boom”: Band Talks New LP : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

.They felt that the movie ended up portraying them more as clowns than superheroes.^ They felt that the movie ended up portraying them more as clowns than superheroes.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]
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  • Kiss Discography | ConcertHub 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC concerts.stubhub.com [Source type: General]

^ Every time they mention how great they are, it sounds like they're trying to convince themselves more than us.
  • KISS: WHY I'M A FADING FAN by Wally Wingert 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.wallyontheweb.com [Source type: General]

^ I was more than disappointed and wish beyond wishing that they would hang it up and go out in style.
  • KISS: WHY I'M A FADING FAN by Wally Wingert 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.wallyontheweb.com [Source type: General]

.The artistic failure of the movie led to a rift between the band and Aucoin.^ The artistic failure of the movie led to a rift between the band and Aucoin.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ The artistic failure of the movie led to the a rift between the band and Aucoin, who they blamed for it.

^ The second part of KISS's and Aucoin's plan called for the band to appear in a movie that would cement their image as larger than life superheroes.

[38] .It has been only sporadically available on home video: currently, a version of the film is available on a compilation DVD entitled Kissology Volume Two: 1978-1991.^ It has been only sporadically available on home video: currently, a version of the film is available on a compilation DVD entitled Kissology Volume Two: 1978-1991 .
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Kissology Volume II 1978-1991 [DVD] .
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^ Kiss: Kissology Volume II 1978-1991 .
  • KISS Song List | Tune List 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.song-list.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Late makeup years and decline (1978–1983)

.The band's first album of new material in two years, Dynasty (May 22, 1979), continued their platinum streak.^ The band's first album of new material in two years, Dynasty ( May 23 , 1979 ), continued their platinum streak.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The band's first album of new material in two years, Dynasty (May 22, 1979), continued their platinum streak.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Late makeup years (1979-83) The band's first album of new material in two years, Dynasty (May 23, 1979), continued their platinum streak.

.The disco-flavored "I Was Made for Lovin' You" became the band's biggest hit single to date.^ The disco-flavored "I Was Made For Lovin' You" became the band's biggest hit single to date.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Did you release a hit single?
  • Which KISS band member are you? | Quizfarm.com 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.quizfarm.com [Source type: General]

^ "I Was Made for Loving You," an experimental disco song, actually became a minor hit for the band.
  • No Life 'til Metal - CD Gallery - KISS 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.nolifetilmetal.com [Source type: General]

[39] .Session drummer Anton Fig did almost all the percussion on the album while Criss recovered from an auto accident.^ Session drummer Anton Fig did almost all the percussion on the album due to Criss recovering from an auto accident.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Anton Fig - drums, percussion .
  • Kiss - Metal Storm 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.metalstorm.ee [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Kiss Unmasked, released in the summer of 1980, was recorded with session drummer Anton Fig; Criss' permanent replacement, Eric Carr, joined the band in time for their 1980 world tour.
  • Amazon.com: Kiss: Albums, Songs, Bios, Photos 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.Criss did play the drums on the song "Dirty Livin'," on which he also sang the lead.^ Criss did play the drums on the song "Dirty Livin'," on which he also sang the lead.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Peter Criss could actually play the drums!

^ Hopefully the drums are fun on those songs, guitar is usually boring for blink, besides I can play 90% of their stuff on real guitar it's so easy lol.
  • Rock Band Weekly: KISS, Motley Crue, Alien Ant Farm 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[40]
.Billed as "The Return of Kiss," the Dynasty Tour was expected by Kiss and their management to build on the success of previous tours.^ ISBN 1413485472 Billed as "The Return of KISS," the Dynasty tour was expected by KISS and their management to build on the success of previous tours.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Billed as "The Return of Kiss," the Dynasty Tour was expected by Kiss and their management to build on the success of previous tours.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ He also had previously served as the group's tour manager.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.Plans were drawn up for a Kiss-themed traveling amusement park, called Kiss World but were abandoned because of the immense costs involved.^ Plans were drawn up for a Kiss-themed traveling amusement park, called Kiss World, but were abandoned due to the immense costs involved.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Plans were drawn up for a KISS-themed traveling amusement park , called KISS World.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Those plans were abandoned due to the immense costs involved.
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[41] .However, "The Return of Kiss" saw a marked decline in attendance.^ However, "The Return of Kiss" saw a marked decline in attendance.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Rather than being the band's biggest and most successful tour, "The Return of KISS" saw a marked decline in attendance.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

[42]
.The crowds on this tour were much younger than previous audiences had been, with many pre-adolescent children in Kiss makeup with their mothers and fathers (who were sometimes wearing the makeup themselves) in tow at most concerts.^ The crowds on this tour were much younger than previous audiences had been, with many pre-adolescent children in Kiss makeup with their mothers and fathers (who were sometimes wearing the makeup themselves) in tow at most concerts.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ The crowds were very much younger than previous audiences had been, with many pre-adolescent children in KISS makeup with their mothers and fathers (who were sometimes wearing the makeup themselves) in tow at most concerts.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The crowds were very much younger than previous audiences had been, with many pre-adolescent children in KISS makeup with their mothers and fathers (who were sometimes wearing the makeup themselves!

.Kiss themselves did little to dissuade this new fan base, donning colorful costumes that reinforced a cartoonish image for these younger fans.^ KISS themselves did little to dissuade this new fan base, donning colorful costumes that reinforced a cartoonish image for these younger fans.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]
  • Kiss Discography | ConcertHub 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC concerts.stubhub.com [Source type: General]

^ Kiss themselves did little to dissuade this new fan base, donning colorful costumes that reinforced a cartoonish image for these younger fans.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ However, these disagreements were hardly noticed by KISS's new fan base.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]
  • Kiss Discography | ConcertHub 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC concerts.stubhub.com [Source type: General]

[43]
.The fans were unaware of the dissension within the band.^ The fans were unaware of the dissension within the band.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.One very public indication of the heightened friction within the group was an infamous October 31, 1979 interview on Tom Snyder's late-night The Tomorrow Show.^ One very public indication of the heightened friction within the group was an infamous October 31, 1979 interview on Tom Snyder's late-night The Tomorrow Show .
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ As further evidence of bad blood within the band, fans point to an October 31, 1979 interview of the band on Tom Snyder's late night The Tomorrow Show, where a visibly irritated Simmons and Stanley, as well as a bored Criss, all but walk out on a bombastic Frehley, whose infectious but over-the-top laughter overshadow the content and conversation that takes place between harried interviewer Snyder and the rest of the band.

^ One was a performance on the ABC late-night variety program Fridays , while the second was a lip-synched performance that was broadcast via satellite during Italy's Sanremo Festival.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.During the episode, a visibly irritated Simmons and Stanley try to contain the bombastic (and inebriated) Frehley, whose non-stop laughter and joking overshadowed the content and conversation that takes place between Snyder and the rest of the band.^ During the episode, a visibly irritated Simmons and Stanley try to contain the bombastic (and inebriated) Frehley, whose non-stop laughter and joking overshadowed the content and conversation that takes place between Snyder and the rest of the band.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ During it, a visibly irritated Simmons and Stanley try to contain the bombastic (and drunk) Frehley, whose nonstop laughter and joking overshadow the content and conversation that takes place between Snyder and the rest of the band.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ As further evidence of bad blood within the band, fans point to an October 31, 1979 interview of the band on Tom Snyder's late night The Tomorrow Show, where a visibly irritated Simmons and Stanley, as well as a bored Criss, all but walk out on a bombastic Frehley, whose infectious but over-the-top laughter overshadow the content and conversation that takes place between harried interviewer Snyder and the rest of the band.

.Criss made repeated references to his large gun collection, to the chagrin of Simmons.^ Criss made repeated references to his large gun collection, to the chagrin of Simmons.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Criss, taking his cue from Frehley, made repeated references to his large gun collection, to the chagrin of Simmons.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

[44]
.By the end of the Dynasty tour in December 1979, tensions between Criss and the rest of the band were at an all-time high.^ ISBN 0446530735 By the conclusion of the Dynasty tour in December 1979, tensions between Peter Criss and the rest of the band were at an all-time high.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ By the end of the Dynasty tour in December 1979, tensions between Criss and the rest of the band were at an all-time high.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ On the eve of the Japanese and Australian leg of the Farewell tour on January 31, 2001, Criss suddenly left the band once again, reportedly unhappy with his salary.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.His drumming skills had noticeably eroded, and he even intentionally slowed down or stopped playing altogether during some concerts.^ His drumming skills had noticeably eroded, and he even intentionally slowed down or stopped playing altogether during some concerts.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ His drumming skills had noticably eroded, and he even intentionally slowed down or stopped playing altogether during later shows.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ One thing I also noticed is how some of the songs were ringing in my mind even later on so that’s a good thing I suppose.
  • Kiss “Born Again” With Walmart’s “Sonic Boom”: Band Talks New LP : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

.The final show of the tour (December 16, 1979) was the last time Criss performed with the group (until the original foursome reunited in 1996), although he remained an official member for nearly six more months.^ The last show of the tour (June 25 in São Paulo , Brazil ) was the final show the band would perform in makeup until 1996.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The final show of the tour ( December 16 , 1979 ) would be the last time Criss performed with the group, although he reamined an official member for nearly six more months.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ It was the first time Criss had performed publicly with the band in nearly 16 years.
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  • Kiss Discography | ConcertHub 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC concerts.stubhub.com [Source type: General]

[45][46]
.Fig also played all the drums on the next album Unmasked, although he was uncredited and Criss appeared on the cover art.^ Even though Peter Criss appears on the album cover.
  • No Life 'til Metal - CD Gallery - KISS 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.nolifetilmetal.com [Source type: General]

^ The album cover is a parody of KISS "Unmasked".

^ Fig also played all the drums on the next album Unmasked , although he was uncredited and Criss appeared on the cover art.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.Showcasing a slick, contemporary pop sound, Unmasked (May 20, 1980) had the dubious distinction of being the first Kiss album since Dressed to Kill to fail to achieve platinum sales.^ Kiss - Dressed to Kill (Casablanca) 1975 .
  • No Life 'til Metal - CD Gallery - KISS 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.nolifetilmetal.com [Source type: General]

^ The album became the band's first record to achieve gold status since 1980's "Unmasked."
  • No Life 'til Metal - CD Gallery - KISS 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.nolifetilmetal.com [Source type: General]

^ "Kiss Making First Album Since 1998" .
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.Soon after the album's release, Criss's departure was officially announced.^ Soon after the album's release, Criss' departure was officially announced.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ I've included this album on the official page because it was officially released on vinyl in 1979.
  • No Life 'til Metal - CD Gallery - KISS 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.nolifetilmetal.com [Source type: General]

^ All three albums were certified platinum upon or soon after their release.
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[47][48]
.The band auditioned dozens of replacements for Criss in June 1980, settling on a little-known drummer-guitarist-singer from Brooklyn named Paul Caravello (born July 12, 1950), who was given the stage name Eric Carr.^ Criss was permanently replaced by Singer at this point.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ The band auditioned dozens of replacements for Criss in June 1980, settling on a little-known drummer-guitarist-singer from Brooklyn named Paul Caravello (July 12, 1950), who was given the stage name Eric Carr.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Gene Simmons,Paul Stanley,Ace Frehley,Peter Criss,Eric Singer,Eric Carr,Vinnie Vincent, and Tommy Thayer (I think thats everyone) are probably some of the nicest guys and most normal guys you could ever meet.
  • Strange New Products: KISS Fragrance for Men 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.strangenewproducts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He was Kiss's first replacement member.^ He was Kiss's first-ever replacement member.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Paul and Gene began KISS afetr they fired all the members of their first band together, Wicked Lester.

^ The first part involved the simultaneous release of four solo albums from the members of Kiss.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

In his "Fox" makeup, he was introduced on ABC's Kids .Are People Too! and debuted with the group on July 25, 1980 at the Palladium Theatre in New York City.^ He debuted with the group on July 25 at New York's now-defunct Palladium Theatre.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ July 25, 1980 at the Palladium Theatre in New York City.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Kiss (styled KISS in capitals) is an American rock band formed in New York City in December 1972.
  • Kiss - news, pictures, reviews, biography, videos, best songs, discography, concerts, gossip, pictures and tour dates 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.nme.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This was Kiss's only U.S. show in support of the album.^ This was Kiss's only U.S. show in support of the album.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Due to disappointing domestic sales of Unmasked , this was KISS's only U.S. show in support of the album.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The Sault will be the last show before Kiss undertakes another tour of Europe in support of the new Sonic Boom album beginning next May, with more dates across the world presumably to follow.
  • Don't expect KISS Army invasion when band comes to town - The Sault Star - Ontario, CA 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.saultstar.com [Source type: General]

.The band's 1980 tour of Australia and New Zealand, on the other hand, was one of the biggest in their history, as they played to sold-out crowds and received overwhelmingly positive press coverage.^ The band's 1980 tour of Australia and New Zealand , on the other hand, was one of the biggest in their history, as they played to sold-out crowds and enjoyed enormous popularity amongst the fans there.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The band's 1980 tour of Australia and New Zealand, on the other hand, was one of the biggest in their history, as they played to sold-out crowds and enjoyed enormous popularity amongst the fans there.

^ They have played to more people than any other rock band.
  • Strange New Products: KISS Fragrance for Men 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.strangenewproducts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[49][50]
.For their next album, the band worked with producer Bob Ezrin, with whom Kiss had found success on Destroyer.^ For their next album, the band once again approached Bob Ezrin, with whom KISS had found success on Destroyer.

^ Kiss' album Kiss ,was produced by Kenny Kerner .
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^ Following this success, KISS partnered with producer Bob Ezrin, who had previously worked with Alice Cooper.

.Early press reports indicated that the new album would be a return to the hard rock style that had originally brought the band success.^ But their early stuff would be great for Rock Band!
  • Rock Band Weekly: B-52's, Faith No More and KISS 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Early press reports indicated that the new album would be a return to the hard rock style that had originally brought the band success.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]
  • Kiss Discography | ConcertHub 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC concerts.stubhub.com [Source type: General]

^ Wal-Mart, Rock City: KISS is releasing its first album of new material in 11 years, “Sonic Boom,” exclusively at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club.
  • KISS - Speakeasy - WSJ 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC blogs.wsj.com [Source type: General]

.What was released instead was 1981's Music from "The Elder", a concept album featuring medieval horns, strings, harps, and synthesizers.^ What was released instead was 1981's Music From "The Elder" , a concept album featuring medieval horns, strings, harps, synthesizers and Gregorian Chant -style vocalizing.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ What was released instead was 1981's (Music from) The Elder, a concept album featuring medieval horns, strings, harps, synthesizers and Gregorian Chant-style vocalizing.

^ What was released instead was 1981's Music from "The Elder" , a concept album featuring medieval horns, strings, harps, and synthesizers.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

[51]
.The album was presented as a soundtrack to a film that was never made, making it difficult (if not impossible) to follow the storyline.^ The album was presented as a soundtrack to a film that was never made, making it difficult (if not impossible) to follow the storyline.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]
  • Kiss Discography | ConcertHub 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC concerts.stubhub.com [Source type: General]

^ ISBN 1413485472 The album was presented as a soundtrack to a film that was never made, making it difficult (if not impossible) to follow the storyline.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The inclusion of two non-album tracks ("Let's Put the X In Sex" & "(You Make Me) Rock Hard,") made this compilation a must buy.
  • No Life 'til Metal - CD Gallery - KISS 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.nolifetilmetal.com [Source type: General]

.To make matters worse, having received negative feedback following their record company's preview of the album, Kiss altered the record's track sequence in most countries to emphasize potential singles "The Oath" and "A World Without Heroes," which all but guaranteed the inability of listeners to understand the already muddled storyline.^ To make matters worse, having received negative feedback from their record company's preview of the album, KISS altered the record's track sequence in most countries to emphasize potential singles "The Oath" and "A World Without Heroes," which all but guaranteed the inability of listeners to understand the already muddled storyline.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]
  • Kiss Discography | ConcertHub 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC concerts.stubhub.com [Source type: General]

^ To make matters worse, having received negative feedback following their record company's preview of the album, Kiss altered the record's track sequence in most countries to emphasize potential singles "The Oath" and "A World Without Heroes," which all but guaranteed the inability of listeners to understand the already muddled storyline.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ However, the massive preorder for these albums was soon followed by an equally enormous attempt to ship them back to the record company, followed by the subsequent discounting of these albums once sales had (very quickly) peaked.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.Once released, fan reaction to The Elder was harsh; it failed to achieve gold status and peaked at #75 on the Billboard Album Chart.^ Once released, fan reaction to The Elder was equally harsh; it failed to go gold and couldn't climb past number 75 on the Billboard Album Chart.

^ The album achieved gold status in Australia.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Once released, fan reaction to The Elder was harsh; it failed to go gold and couldn't climb past #75 on the Billboard Album Chart.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

[52]
.The band made only two appearances in support of the new album, both in January 1982. One was a performance on the ABC late-night variety program Fridays, while the second was a lip-synched performance that was broadcast via satellite during Italy's Sanremo Festival.^ This was Kiss's only U.S. show in support of the album.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ The appearance coincided with the release of the band's new album, Lick It Up .
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The band made only made a few appearances for the album, in January 1982.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

[53] .Kiss also performed "I", and "A World Without Heroes" on Solid Gold.^ The only song worth recommending from this weird collection is “A World Without Heroes” ( download ), an interesting ballad cowritten by Gene and Lou Reed .
  • The Popdose Guide to KISS | Popdose 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC popdose.com [Source type: General]

^ "A World Without Heroes" .
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ The two KISSes greeted each other and exchanged compliments, and the heroes of Earth-616 stuck around on Earth-9658 long enough to enjoy that world's KISS concert.
  • KISS (superhuman version) 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.marvunapp.com [Source type: General]

.Absent from the second performance was Ace Frehley, who had become increasingly frustrated with Kiss's new musical direction.^ This was Frehley's last performance with Kiss to date.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Kiss - Ace Frehley (Casablanca) 1978 .
  • No Life 'til Metal - CD Gallery - KISS 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.nolifetilmetal.com [Source type: General]

^ Absent from the second performance was Ace Frehley, who had become increasingly frustrated with Kiss's new musical direction.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.Upset with the band's decision to record a concept album (Music from "The Elder"), he did not actively participate in the album's creation, only providing lead vocals to one track, "Dark Light". He recorded his guitar parts at his home studio in Wilton, Connecticut and mailed them to Ezrin.^ Upset with the band's decision to record a concept album ( Music from "The Elder" ), he did not actively participate in the album's creation.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Upset with the band's decision to record a concept album ( Music from "The Elder" ), he did not actively participate in the album's creation, only providing lead vocals to one track, "Dark Light".
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Frehley, upset with the band's decision to record a concept album, did not actively participate in the album's creation.

.Another source of frustration for Frehley was that with the departure of Peter Criss, and with Carr not being an equal partner in the band, he was often outvoted 2-to-1 on group decisions.^ Thayer once again replaced Frehley, while Peter Criss returned to the group.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Another source of frustration for Frehley was that, with the departure of Criss, he was often outvoted 2-to-1 on band matters.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Another source of frustration for Frehley was that with the departure of Peter Criss, and with Carr not being an equal partner in the band, he was often outvoted 2-to-1 on group decisions.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

In June 1982, Frehley's departure from the band was negotiated, although he did not officially leave until December, and remained a business partner with Simmons and Stanley until 1985.
.Simmons stated in his autobiography Kiss and Make-Up that Eddie Van Halen wanted to fill Frehley's spot.^ Simmons stated in his autobiography Kiss and Make-Up that Eddie Van Halen wanted to fill Frehley's spot.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Kiss and Make-up .
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^ Simmons convinced Eddie to remain with Van Halen .
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.Simmons convinced Eddie to remain with Van Halen.^ Simmons convinced Eddie to remain with Van Halen .
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ And for years Gene Simmons has gone around boasting about the "Christine Sixteen" demos that Eddie Van Halen recorded with him way back when.
  • Rough Edge: KISS CD Reviews 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.roughedge.com [Source type: General]

^ Simmons stated in his autobiography Kiss and Make-Up that Eddie Van Halen wanted to fill Frehley's spot.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

[54] .(Eddie was anxious to break up Van Halen because of rising tensions with lead singer David Lee Roth, who left the band soon thereafter.^ (Eddie was anxious to break up Van Halen due to rising tensions with lead singer David Lee Roth , who left the band soon thereafter.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Shortly thereafter, KISS’s live production began to include a levitating drum riser: Peter would rise up behind the band in a massive bombardment of smoke and explosions.

^ And for years Gene Simmons has gone around boasting about the "Christine Sixteen" demos that Eddie Van Halen recorded with him way back when.
  • Rough Edge: KISS CD Reviews 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.roughedge.com [Source type: General]

)[55][56]
.Soon after, Kiss made major changes to their business dealings – chief among them was severing ties with their manager of nine years, Bill Aucoin, and cutting back on their unwieldy organizational tree.^ The show was co-produced by KISS manager Bill Aucoin.

^ The band soon made major changes to their business dealings, severing ties with their manager of nine years, Bill Aucoin, and cutting back on their unwieldy organizational tree.

^ Soon after, Kiss made major changes to their business dealings chief among them was severing ties with their manager of nine years, Bill Aucoin, and cutting back on their unwieldy organizational tree.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.Although Frehley had already decided to leave the band, he was pictured on the covers of 1982's Killers and Creatures of the Night, although he did not participate in the recording of either album.^ Frehley also appeared on the cover of the original Creatures Of The Night album artwork.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ So to keep up appearances, Frehley was pictured on the covers of 1982's Killers and Creatures of the Night , although he did not participate in the recording of either album.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Although Frehley had already decided to leave the band, he was pictured on the covers of 1982's Killers and Creatures of the Night , although he did not participate in the recording of either album.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

[57]
Gene Simmons
.Creatures of the Night (October 13, 1982) was Kiss's heaviest album to date, and although it fared better than Music from "The Elder", it peaked at #45 on the charts and was not certified gold until 1994. In Frehley's absence, Kiss utilized a number of guitarists for the recording of the album, including Vinnie Vincent (born Vincent John Cusano on August 6, 1952).^ Gold: Kiss 1974-1982 lyrics .
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^ In Frehley's absence, KISS utilized a number of guitarists for the recording of Creatures, including Steve Ferris, Bob Kulick and Vincent Cusano (who would soon be known as Vinnie Vincent).

^ This was Frehley's last performance with Kiss to date.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.Frehley's last appearance with the band (until the original foursome reunited in 1996) was on the video for the single "I Love It Loud," which was co-written by Vincent.^ Frehley's last appearance with the band (until the original foursome reunited in 1996) was on the video for the single "I Love It Loud," which was cowritten by Vincent.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ In June 1982, Frehley's departure from the band was negotiated, although he would not officially leave until December.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Except for "Fits Like A Glove" and "Dance All Over Your Face", written solely by Simmons, Vincent was co-writer in 8 of the 10 songs on the album.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.Frehley also appeared on the cover of the original Creatures Of The Night album artwork.^ Frehley also appeared on the cover of the original Creatures Of The Night album artwork.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ The originals is a 3-LP set that includes the first three albums in a gatefold/folder cover.
  • No Life 'til Metal - CD Gallery - KISS 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.nolifetilmetal.com [Source type: General]

^ Vincent's work on Creatures of the Night continued to not be officially recognized until the album was remastered in 1997.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.(When the album was re-mixed and re-released in 1985 with a non-makeup cover and a slightly different song order, to reflect the band's roster change and abandonment of their make-up and costuming, Vincent was again absent from the album cover as then-current lead guitarist, Bruce Kulick, appeared there instead.^ And make up and costume kit.
  • Rock Band Weekly: KISS, Motley Crue, Alien Ant Farm 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The non-makeup re-release featured Bruce Kulick on the cover.
  • No Life 'til Metal - CD Gallery - KISS 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.nolifetilmetal.com [Source type: General]

^ Non Make-up .
  • Are There Any KISS fans out there? | Toluna 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC ca.toluna.com [Source type: General]

.The liner notes accompanying the re-mixed LP, however, have credited both Ace Frehley and Vinnie Vincent with lead guitar performances on the Creatures of the Night album.^ Vinnie "The Warrior" Vincent - lead guitar .
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^ Frehley also appeared on the cover of the original Creatures Of The Night album artwork.
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^ Ace "The Space Ace" Frehley - lead guitar .
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)
.Vincent officially replaced Frehley as lead guitarist in December 1982, as the band embarked on its 10th Anniversary Tour.^ Vincent officially replaced Frehley as lead guitarist in December 1982, as the band embarked on its 10th Anniversary Tour.
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  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ On December 31 the band had their official industry premier at the Academy of Music in New York City, opening for Blue Öyster Cult.

^ The day after shooting the video for the song "I Love It Loud," Frehley officially left the band and was replaced permanently by Vinnie Vincent (born Vincent Cusano on August 6, 1952) in time for the band's "10th Anniversary" tour.

[58][59]
.Vincent originally wanted to use his birth name in the band but this was vetoed by Gene Simmons on the grounds that it sounded "too ethnic": specifically, according to Simmons, "it sounded like a fruit vendor"; Simmons went on to note that "fairly or unfairly, rock and roll is about image"[60].^ Vincent originally wanted to use his birth name in the band but this was vetoed by Gene Simmons on the grounds that it sounded "too ethnic" being that Vinnie is Italian.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Gene and Paul, in Behind the Mask: The Official Authorized Biography , indicate that Carnival was a misguided attempt to modernize the band’s sound, and they view the album unfavorably.
  • The Popdose Guide to KISS | Popdose 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC popdose.com [Source type: General]

^ Produced by Bob Ezrin, it features mindless, catchy hard-rock tunes like “Take It Off” ( download ), “I Just Wanna,” and “Domino.” Gene and Vinnie Vincent, who returned to the band as a songwriter for Revenge , got together to write the creepy but sturdy “Unholy” (the video is disturbing too).
  • The Popdose Guide to KISS | Popdose 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC popdose.com [Source type: General]

.Vincent then suggested the name "Mick Fury" but this was also vetoed.^ Vincent then suggested the name "Mick Fury" but this was also disallowed.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Vincent originally wanted to use his birth name in the band but this was vetoed by Gene Simmons on the grounds that it sounded "too ethnic" being that Vinnie is Italian.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Simmons later suggested the name change to Vinnie Vincent .
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.Simmons later suggested the name change to Vinnie Vincent.^ Simmons later suggested the name change to Vinnie Vincent .
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^ It's interesting that Vinnie hasn't changed his name back to Vinnie Cusano.
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^ Simmons stated in an interview several years later that Vincent's firing was for "unethical behavior" but he did not elaborate by going into any great detail.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.Vincent started actively pushing to join Kiss as a full member.^ Vincent started actively pushing to join Kiss as a full member.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Kiss sticker with picture of band members in full make up ready to rock out.
  • Kiss T-Shirts and Merchandise at Jiggy.com 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.jiggy.com [Source type: General]

.Despite the misgivings that both Simmons and Stanley harbored about his personality, Vincent was taken into the band.^ Despite misgivings Simmons and Paul Stanley harbored about his personality, Vincent was taken into the band and Stanley designed an "Ankh Warrior" persona and make-up for Vincent.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ The band sounds great, tighter than ever but, of course, after 35 years together for Stanley and Simmons, you'd expect them to be.
  • Rough Edge: KISS CD Reviews 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.roughedge.com [Source type: General]

^ Criss mentioned that he was in a band called Lips, so Stanley said what about Kiss (Reminisced by Simmons on the Kiss video Exposed).
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.Stanley designed a character, "The Warrior", and makeup centered around an Egyptian ankh, for Vincent.^ Vincent briefly wore makeup with an Ankh design in his early concerts with the group.

^ Paul Stanley originally wore paint around his eyes that resembled a Lone Ranger mask on the makeup.

^ Vincent's hurriedly-developed identity was that of an Egyptian warrior (with a gold ankh painted on his face), although he would not need this persona for very long.

[60]
.From 1982-1983, the new lineup of Kiss became Simmons (the Demon), Stanley (the Starchild), Eric Carr (the Foxman), and Vincent (the Warrior).^ Kiss onstage in 2004 l-r: Gene Simmons , Tommy Thayer, Paul Stanley and Eric Singer.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Criss mentioned that he was in a band called Lips, so Stanley said what about Kiss (Reminisced by Simmons on the Kiss video Exposed).
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ "Carnival of Souls" may have given this line-up (Simmons, Stanley, Kulick and Eric Singer) a new fanbase.
  • Rough Edge: KISS CD Reviews 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.roughedge.com [Source type: General]

.This incarnation of Kiss was to be the last incarnation of the original make-up era.^ This incarnation of Kiss was to be the last incarnation of the original make-up era.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Kiss and Make-up .
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ KISS and Make-up .
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.At the end of the Creatures Of The Night tour, the band removed their make-up.^ At the end of the Creatures Of The Night tour, the band removed their make-up.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Criss returned to the line-up at the end of 2002, this time staying with the band until the start of 2004 before making way for the returning Singer.
  • Kiss Booking Agent - Available for Concerts and Events Worldwide 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.bookingentertainment.com [Source type: General]

^ "We do a multi-track recording of each night and make the recording available on a USB drive right at the end of the show," says Gerrit Schumann from German company Music Networx, which makes the recordings.
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.Vincent does appear on the cover of Lick It Up and he was credited as the lead guitarist.^ Vincent does appear on the cover of Lick It Up and he was credited as the lead guitarist.
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^ Personality issues arose once again and Vincent was fired following the Lick It Up tour and was replaced by Mark St. John (birth name Mark Norton).
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^ The HARD-ONS once covered KISS "Lick It Up", which appeared on the 1990 KISS tribute " Hard To Believe ".

.Vincent was co-writer in 8 of the 10 songs on the album; "Fits Like A Glove" and "Dance All Over Your Face" were written solely by Simmons, .^ Except for "Fits Like A Glove" and "Dance All Over Your Face", written solely by Simmons, Vincent was co-writer in 8 of the 10 songs on the album.
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^ Show: all songs non-album songs .
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^ In 1981, it was looking to be all over for KISS. After the release of the disastrous (but oh so amazing) Bob Ezrin produced The Elder album, the band was facing the prospect of a commercial failure.

.It is rumored that Vincent recorded every lead for the album's songs in their entirety and that Simmons went on to choose the parts of those leads that he liked best to fit the songs, stifling Vincent's creative abilities.^ It is rumored that Vincent recorded every lead for the album's songs in their entirety and that Simmons went on to choose the parts of those leads that he liked best to fit the songs shortening Vincent's creative abilities.
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^ Except for "Fits Like A Glove" and "Dance All Over Your Face", written solely by Simmons, Vincent was co-writer in 8 of the 10 songs on the album.
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^ Eric Singer is given his first lead vocal spot on a Kiss record, singing "Black Diamond", which he belts out like the professional he is.
  • No Life 'til Metal - CD Gallery - KISS 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.nolifetilmetal.com [Source type: General]

.Apparently, Simmons wanted more of a melodic sound and feel which Kiss fans had always heard and were accustomed to in Frehley's guitar solos.^ Want to Interview KISS KISS? ( view more ) .
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^ Apparently, Simmons wanted more of a melodic sound and feel which Kiss fans had always heard and were accustomed to in Frehley's guitar solos.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ KISS "makeup days" sound with some of the guitar riffs and solos, even though I hear some references to some of their mid 80's albums as well, but rocks as hard as Creatures of The Night and Revenge!
  • Album review: Kiss' 'Sonic Boom' | Pop & Hiss | Los Angeles Times 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

.Additionally, Vincent would get "cut off" during his guitar solos live because both Stanley and Simmons felt that Vincent's leads went on too long.^ Additionally, Vincent would get "cut off" during his guitar solos live because both Stanley and Simmons felt that Vincent's leads went on too long.
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^ In February 2002, Kiss (with Singer on drums and Frehley on lead guitar) performed during the Closing Ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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^ Stanley released his second solo album, Live to Win , on October 24 2006, and undertook a brief solo tour in support.
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.Vincent's personality did not mesh well with either Stanley or Simmons and he was dismissed from Kiss at the end of the Creatures tour.^ I missed KISS on this tour as well.
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^ Vincent's personality did not mesh well with either Stanley or Simmons and he was dismissed from Kiss at the end of the Creatures tour.
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^ Buckcherry didn't cancel, they were only contracted through Dallas which was to have been the original ending date for the 1st leg of the U.S. tour (to answer one person's question).

.He was re-hired before recording started for Lick It Up because Simmons and Stanley could not find a new lead guitarist on such short notice.^ He was re-hired before recording started for Lick It Up because Simmons and Stanley could not find a new lead guitarist on such short notice.
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^ Criss stated in a radio interview in 2004 with Eddie Trunk that Simmons and Stanley were going to start a new Kiss, and thought he was getting too old to play for two hours (even though Criss is only 4 years older than Simmons).
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^ Kiss T-Shirts - Lick It Up Adult Rock T-Shirt Kiss T-Shirts lick it up adult band t-shirt 100% cotton short sleeve printed rock t-shirt.
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Personality issues arose once again and Vincent was fired following the Lick It Up tour and was replaced by Mark St. John (birth name Mark Norton). Vincent's work on Creatures of the Night was not officially recognized until the album was remastered in 1997.
.Vincent was later utilized by Kiss as a songwriter on the 1992 album Revenge, contributing to the songs "Unholy", "Heart Of Chrome" and "I Just Wanna". Before long however, Vincent, Simmons and Stanley fell out with each other for a third time, and permanently severed their musical ties.^ Vincent was later utilized by Kiss as a songwriter on the 1992 album Revenge , contributing to the songs "Unholy", "Heart Of Chrome" and "I Just Wanna".
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^ Before long however, Vincent, Simmons and Stanley fell out with each other for a third time permanently severing their musical ties.
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^ The lineup of Stanley, Simmons, Carr, and Kulick turned out to be the most stable since the original, and for the rest of the 1980s KISS released a series of platinum albums"1985's Asylum , 1987's Crazy Nights and the 1988 greatest hits compilation Smashes, Thrashes & Hits .
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.Persistent rumors have circulated for years amongst Kiss fan circles regarding the true reason for Vincent's dismissals from Kiss with at least one band member refusing to comment except to say that legally it wasn't up for discussion.^ I have been a Loyal Kiss Fan for well over 20 years, and to me this Album was disappointing to say The Least.
  • Album review: Kiss' 'Sonic Boom' | Pop & Hiss | Los Angeles Times 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Persistent rumors have circulated for years amongst Kiss fan circles regarding the true reason for Vincent's dismissals from Kiss with at least one band member refusing to comment except to say that legally it wasn't up for discussion.
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^ Saw KISS in 1975 in OKC with a country band, Mountain Smoke, opened up...with Vince Gill no less.

.Simmons stated in an interview several years later that Vincent's firing was for "unethical behavior" but he did not elaborate by going into any great detail.^ Simmons stated in an interview several years later that Vincent's firing was for "unethical behavior" but he did not elaborate by going into any great detail.
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^ Criss stated in a radio interview in 2004 with Eddie Trunk that Simmons and Stanley were going to start a new Kiss, and thought he was getting too old to play for two hours (even though Criss is only 4 years older than Simmons).
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^ Vinnie, for the record, was fired for unethical behavior, not because of lack of talent.
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."I named Vincent Cusano, "Vinnie Vincent."^ "I named Vincent Cusano, "Vinnie Vincent."
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^ It's interesting that Vinnie hasn't changed his name back to Vinnie Cusano.
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^ In Frehley's absence, KISS utilized a number of guitarists for the recording of the album, including Vinnie Vincent (born Vincent John Cusano on August 6 , 1952 ).
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.That's the only gift he's allowed.^ That's the only gift he's allowed.
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.It's interesting that Vinnie hasn't changed his name back to Vinnie Cusano.^ With a little help from Vinnie Vincent (real name-Vinnie Cusano), KISS begins to make a come back.
  • No Life 'til Metal - CD Gallery - KISS 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.nolifetilmetal.com [Source type: General]

Vinnie, for the record, was fired for unethical behavior, not because of lack of talent. The guy is very talented. He was unethical. He was fired."
-Gene Simmons[citation needed]

Unmasking and rebound (1983–1996)

.Sensing it was time for a change, Kiss made the decision to abandon their trademark makeup and costumes.^ Sensing it was time for a change, Kiss made the decision to abandon their trademark makeup and costumes.
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^ In 1983, Kiss abandoned its makeup and enjoyed a commercial resurgence throughout the rest of the decade.
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^ In 1983, KISS abandoned their makeup and enjoyed a commercial resurgence throughout the mid-to-late 1980s.

.They officially appeared in public without makeup for the first time on a September 18, 1983 appearance on MTV, which coincided with the release of the band's glam metal new album, Lick It Up.^ This will be the first time, that Kiss will appear on that show.
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^ They officially appeared in public without makeup for the first time on a September 18, 1983 appearance on MTV, which coincided with the release of the band's new album, Lick It Up .
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^ This album was the heaviest album the band had released up to that point.

[61] .The tour showing off the new album and the unmasked band members started off at Lisbon, Portugal, on the 11th of October, 1983, at Pavilhão Dramático de Cascais, their first concert ever without makeup.^ The tour showing off the new album and the unmasked band members started off at Lisbon, Portugal, on the 11th of October, 1983, at Pavilho Dramtico de Cascais, their first concert ever without makeup.
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^ The tour to support Unmasked never reached the U.S., save for a one-off show at New York's now defunct Palladium Theatre to showcase new drummer Eric Carr (born Paul Caravello on June 12, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York City; died November 24, 1991).

^ Unmasking (1983-95) Sensing it was time for a change, KISS appeared in public without makeup for the first time with a September 18, 1983 appearance on MTV. The appearance coincided with the release of the band's new album, Lick It Up.

.Lick It Up became Kiss's first gold record in three years, but the tour was even more sparsely attended than the one for Creatures of the Night.^ At the end of the Creatures Of The Night tour, the band removed their make-up.
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^ Lick It Up became their first gold record in three years, and the band successfully toured the US for the first time since 1979 (albeit in smaller venues).

^ Lick It Up became KISS's first gold record in three years, but the tour was even more sparsely attended than the one for Creatures of the Night .
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Vincent did not get along with Simmons and Stanley, and he left the band at the conclusion of the tour in March 1984. Vincent's replacement was Mark St. John (born Mark Norton on February 7, 1956 in Hollywood, California), a session player and guitar tutor.[62]
With St. John on board, Kiss released the glam metal album Animalize on 13 September 1984. Animalize followed the success of Lick It Up, and with the video for "Heaven's on Fire" being played often on MTV, Animalize was the band's best-selling record in America during the decade. .With the success of the album and subsequent tour, Kiss had recaptured some of their earlier glory (though not to the level of their '70s heyday).^ With the success of the album and subsequent tour, KISS had recaptured some of their earlier glory (though not to the level of their '70s heyday).
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^ With the success of the album and subsequent tour, Kiss had recaptured some of their earlier glory (though not to the level of their '70s heyday).
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^ KISS "makeup days" sound with some of the guitar riffs and solos, even though I hear some references to some of their mid 80's albums as well, but rocks as hard as Creatures of The Night and Revenge!
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St. John, however, was soon taken ill with reactive arthritis during tour rehearsals, and only performed at a handful of shows. St. John was fired from Kiss in December 1984 and was replaced by Bruce Kulick (born December 12, 1953 in Brooklyn). .Kulick was Kiss's fourth lead guitarist in less than three years, but he stayed with the band for twelve years.^ He was fired from Kiss in December 1984 and replaced by Bruce Kulick (born December 12, 1953 in Brooklyn), making him Kiss's fourth lead guitarist in three years.
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^ He was fired from KISS in December 1984 and replaced by Bruce Kulick (born December 12 , 1953 in Brooklyn), who became KISS's fourth lead guitarist in three years.
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^ The band sounds great, tighter than ever but, of course, after 35 years together for Stanley and Simmons, you'd expect them to be.
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[63] .Kulick was one of the band's longest-running members, with the longest continuous tenure of anyone other than Simmons and Stanley, but he never wore the band's iconic makeup.^ The band continues to perform with makeup, while Stanley and Simmons have remained the only two constant members.
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^ The band continues to perform, while Stanley and Simmons have remained the only two constant members.
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^ The band sounds great, tighter than ever but, of course, after 35 years together for Stanley and Simmons, you'd expect them to be.
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.One of the first concerts Kulick played was in Detroit, Michigan's Cobo Hall.^ One of the first concerts Bruce played was in Detroit, Michigan's Cobo Hall.
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^ In the weeks following the Unplugged concert, however, the band (with Kulick and Singer), returned to the studio for the first time in three years to record Carnival of Souls .
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^ In the weeks following the Unplugged concert, however, the band (with Kulick and Singer), returned to the studio for the first time in three years to record a followup to Revenge .
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.It was filmed for the MTV special Animalize Live.^ It was filmed for the MTV special Animalize Live .
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.This was later released as the band's first home video (Animalize Live: Uncensored).^ This was later released as the band's first home video ( Animalize Live: Uncensored ).
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^ The first section is pretty much exactly that - telling of the band's history from the early days to the release of the feature film "Detroit Rock City."
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^ Then, a year or so later I hear word that Kiss will instead be releasing a live album with a symphony orchestra.
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.The lineup of Stanley, Simmons, Carr, and Kulick turned out to be the most stable since the original, and for the rest of the 1980s Kiss released a series of platinum albums—1985's Asylum, 1987's Crazy Nights and the 1988 greatest hits compilation Smashes, Thrashes & Hits.^ The lineup of Stanley, Simmons, Carr, and Kulick turned out to be the most stable since the original, and for the rest of the 1980s KISS released a series of platinum albums"1985's Asylum , 1987's Crazy Nights and the 1988 greatest hits compilation Smashes, Thrashes & Hits .
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Crazy Nights , in particular, was one of KISS's most successful albums overseas.
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^ Kiss - Greatest Hits (Polygram) 1997 .
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.Crazy Nights, in particular, was one of Kiss's most successful albums overseas.^ Crazy Nights , in particular, was one of KISS's most successful albums overseas.
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^ Crazy Nights , in particular, was one of Kiss's most successful albums overseas.
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^ Kiss - Crazy Nights (Mercury) 1987 .
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.The single "Crazy, Crazy Nights" reached #4 on the singles chart in Britain, the highest showing to date for a Kiss song.^ The single "Crazy, Crazy Nights" reached #4 on the singles chart in Britain, the highest showing to date for a KISS song.
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^ The single "Crazy, Crazy Nights" ( ) reached #4 on the singles chart in Britain, the highest showing to date for a Kiss song.
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^ Kiss - Crazy Nights (Mercury) 1987 .
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[64]
.Kiss ended the '80s with the 1989 release Hot in the Shade.^ Kiss ended the '80s with the 1989 release Hot in the Shade .
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^ Kiss - Hot in the Shade (Mercury) 1989 .
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^ KISS ended the '80s with the 1989 release Hot in the Shade .
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.Although the album failed to achieve platinum status, it spawned the early 1990 hit ballad "Forever," co-written by Michael Bolton.^ The album achieved gold status in Australia.
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^ Although the album failed to achieve platinum status, it spawned the early 1990 hit ballad " Forever ," co-written by Michael Bolton .
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^ Although the album failed to achieve platinum status, it spawned the early 1990 hit ballad "Forever," co-written by Michael Bolton .
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.Peaking at #8, it was the group's highest-charting single since "Beth" and was the band's second Top 10 single.^ Peaking at #8, it was the group's highest-charting single since "I Was Made For Lovin' You" and would be the band's last Top 10 single.
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^ Peaking at #8, it was the group's highest-charting single since "Beth" and was the band's second Top 10 single.
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^ "Crazy, Crazy Nights" from the Crazy Nights album hit #4 on the singles chart in Britain, where it is KISS' highest charting single behind their Australian #1 in 1979.

[64]
.During these non-makeup years, Kiss struggled with their identity and fan base.^ During these non-makeup years, Kiss struggled with their identity and fan base.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ During these non-makeup years, KISS struggled with their identity and fan base.
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^ After all these years of loyalty to KISS, I'm proud to announce the birth of my KISS broadcast - 'KISSIN' TIME' (started January 5, 2010).
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.Simmons, arguably the dominating force in Kiss during the '70s, became less involved with the group in the '80s as he pursued outside interests; most notably, a film career.^ Simmons, arguably the dominating force in KISS during the '70s, became less involved with the group in the '80s as he pursued outside interests; most notably, a film career.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Simmons, arguably the dominating force in Kiss during the '70s, became less involved with the group in the '80s as he pursued outside interests; most notably, a film career.
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^ "Kiss was never supposed to be a girl's band, but [in the '80s] our music became too fluffy-and I take full responsibility for it."

.After the band's unmasking, he struggled with the loss of the Demon persona.^ After the band's unmasking, he struggled with the loss of the Demon persona.
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.During this time, Stanley became the driving force in Kiss, as well as their most prominent member.^ Stanley and Simmons have always been the driving force of KISS. .
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^ During this time, Stanley became the driving force in Kiss, as well as their most prominent member.
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^ The pairing of Simmons and Stanley as singers and main composers is the driving force on this, but you should not overlook the solid imput by Criss and Frehley.Kiss went on from here to higher commercial sucess but the power of this album was unmatched.
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[65][66]
.The band decided to once again enlist Bob Ezrin to produce their first album of the 1990s.^ ISBN 0446530735 The band decided to once again enlist Bob Ezrin to produce their first album of the 1990s.
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^ The band decided to once again enlist Bob Ezrin to produce their first album of the 1990s.
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^ The band's first album of new material in two years, Dynasty ( May 23 , 1979 ), continued their platinum streak.
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.Before recording could begin in earnest, however, tragedy struck.^ Before recording could begin in earnest, however, tragedy struck.
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^ He was re-hired before recording started for Lick It Up because Simmons and Stanley could not find a new lead guitarist on such short notice.
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.In March 1991, it was discovered that Eric Carr had a tumor on his heart.^ In March 1991, it was discovered that Eric Carr had a tumor on his heart.
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^ Unfortunately this would be the last album for Eric Carr who died of cancer in 1991.
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^ On a tragic note, drummer Eric Carr became ill during the production of Revenge , eventually succumbing to cancer in 1991.

.It was successfully removed in an April surgery, but more tumors were soon discovered in his lungs.^ It was successfully removed in an April surgery, but more tumors were soon discovered in his lungs.
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.Carr received chemotherapy and was pronounced cancer-free in July.^ Carr received chemotherapy and was pronounced cancer-free in July.
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.Hoewever, in September he suffered the first of two cerebral hemorrhages.^ In September, he was hospitalized after suffering the first of two cerebral hemorrhage s.
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^ In September, he was hospitalized after suffering the first of two cerebral hemorrhages.
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.He died on November 24, 1991 at the age of 41 (the same day as Freddie Mercury).^ He died on November 24, 1991 at the age of 41 (the same day as Freddie Mercury ).
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^ He died on November 24 , 1991 at the age of 41.
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^ "Eric Carr, 41, Is Dead; Rock Band's Drummer" (November 26, 1991).
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.Though devastated, Kiss continued, bringing in veteran drummer Eric Singer (born Eric Mensinger on May 12, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio).^ Though devastated, Kiss continued, bringing in former Black Sabbath, Brian May , Gary Moore , Lita Ford, and Alice Cooper drummer Eric Singer (born Eric Mensinger on May 12, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio).
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^ ISBN 0446530735 Though devastated, KISS continued, bringing in former Black Sabbath , Gary Moore , Lita Ford , and Alice Cooper drummer Eric Singer (born Eric Mensinger on May 12 , 1958 in Cleveland , Ohio ).
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^ The band auditioned dozens of replacements for Criss in June 1980, settling on a little-known drummer-guitarist-singer from Brooklyn named Paul Caravello (July 12, 1950), who was given the stage name Eric Carr.
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.Singer had played with Paul Stanley previously, as part of Stanley's backing band during a 1989 solo tour.^ Singer had played in a band that Stanley put together for a 1989 club tour.
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^ Singer has a connection with the group, having played in Paul Stanley's backing band during his 1989 club tour.
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^ Paul Stanley comparing his band to herpes.
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.Singer also played with performers such as Black Sabbath, Lita Ford, Badlands and Alice Cooper.^ Though devastated, Kiss continued, bringing in former Black Sabbath, Brian May , Gary Moore , Lita Ford, and Alice Cooper drummer Eric Singer (born Eric Mensinger on May 12, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio).
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ ISBN 0446530735 Though devastated, KISS continued, bringing in former Black Sabbath , Gary Moore , Lita Ford , and Alice Cooper drummer Eric Singer (born Eric Mensinger on May 12 , 1958 in Cleveland , Ohio ).
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^ Kiss replaced Carr with Eric Singer ( Black Sabbath , Badlands ) "Revenge" was the heaviest disc they had recorded since "Creatures of the Night,", driven by heavy riffs, relentless rhythms and thundering drums.
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.Kiss released Revenge on May 19, 1992. It featured a leaner, harder-edged sound, as indicated by the first single, "Unholy". In a surprise move, Kiss enlisted the aid of Vinnie Vincent for songwriting duties.^ In a surprise move, Kiss enlisted the aid of Vinnie Vincent for songwriting duties.
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^ Kiss released Revenge on May 19, 1992.
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^ Japanese Kiss singles from 1975, "C'mon and love me" and "Rock and Roll all nite", were re-released in 1978?
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.The album debuted in the Top 10 and went gold.^ The album debuted in the Top 10 and went gold.
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^ Alive was their first top ten album and it remained on the charts for 110 weeks and went quadruple platinum.
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^ For four weeks in October (10/2-10/23) three KISS albums - "Alive!," "Destroyer," and "The Originals" - would be in the Top 200.
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.Kiss embarked on a brief club tour of the U.S. in the spring of 1992, before beginning an American arena tour in September 1992. Kiss followed with the release of Alive III (May 14, 1993), which was recorded during the Revenge tour.^ KISS embarked on a brief club tour of the U.S. in the spring of 1992, before beginning an American arena tour in September 1992.
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^ Kiss embarked on a brief club tour of the U.S. in the spring of 1992, before beginning an American arena tour in September 1992.
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^ Kiss - Alive III (Mercury) 1993 .
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.Four days later, Kiss were inducted into the RockWalk of Fame in Hollywood.^ Four days later, on May 18, 1993, KISS was inducted into the RockWalk of Fame, at Guitar Center on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard.

^ Four days later, Kiss was inducted into the RockWalk of Fame in Hollywood.
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^ On August 11, 1999, Kiss was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in the "Recording Industry" category.
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[69]
.During this period, Kiss nostalgia started to pick up steam.^ During this period, KISS nostalgia started to pick up steam.
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^ During this period, Kiss nostalgia started to pick up steam.
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^ During that same period, owing as much to Gene Simmons' love of the genre as Bill Aucoin's marketing insight, Marvel released a Kiss comic book.

.June 1994 saw the release of Kiss My Ass: Classic Kiss Regrooved, a compilation album featuring popular artists of the era putting their own spin on Kiss songs.^ June 1994 saw the release of Kiss My Ass: Classic Kiss Regrooved , a compilation album featuring popular artists of the era putting their own spin on Kiss songs.
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^ June 1994 saw the release of KISS My Ass: Classic KISS Regrooved , a compilation album featuring popular artists of the era putting their own spin on KISS songs.
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^ Classic I feel that the first KISS album is a classic.
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.The result was an eclectic mix, featuring Lenny Kravitz's funky version of "Deuce" (with Stevie Wonder on harmonica), a ska punk version of "Detroit Rock City" by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Garth Brooks' straightforward take on "Hard Luck Woman," with Kiss as his backup band.^ The result was an eclectic mix, featuring Lenny Kravitz 's funky version of "Deuce" (with Stevie Wonder on harmonica ), a ska version of "Detroit Rock City" by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones , and Garth Brooks ' straightforward take on "Hard Luck Woman," with KISS as his backup band.
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^ Then KISS pounded home “Detroit Rock City”.

^ The result was an eclectic mix of sounds, ranging from Lenny Kravitz putting a funky stamp on "Deuce" (with Stevie Wonder on harmonica), a ska version of "Detroit Rock City" by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, to Garth Brooks' straightforward take on "Hard Luck Woman," with KISS themselves as his backup band.

.In 1995, the group released Kisstory, a 440-page, nine-pound, detailed chronicle of the group's history to that point.^ In 1995, the group released Kisstory , a 440-page, nine-pound, detailed chronicle of the group's history to that point.
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^ KISStory , a 440-page, nine-pound detailed chronicling of the group's history to that point.
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.That same year, the band embarked on a unique and well-received Worldwide Kiss Convention Tour.^ I missed KISS on this tour as well.
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^ That same year, the band embarked on a unique and well-received Worldwide Kiss Convention Tour.
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^ That same year, the band embarked on a unique and well-received Worldwide KISS Convention Tour.
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.The conventions were all-day events, featuring displays of vintage Kiss stage outfits, instruments, and memorabilia, performances by Kiss cover bands, and dealers selling Kiss merchandise from every stage of the band's career.^ The conventions were all-day events, featuring displays of vintage KISS stage outfits, instruments, and memorabilia, performances by KISS cover bands, and dealers selling KISS merchandise from every stage of the band's career.
  • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The conventions were all-day events, featuring displays of vintage Kiss stage outfits, instruments, and memorabilia, performances by Kiss cover bands, and dealers selling Kiss merchandise from every stage of the band's career.
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^ In 1981, it was looking to be all over for KISS. After the release of the disastrous (but oh so amazing) Bob Ezrin produced The Elder album, the band was facing the prospect of a commercial failure.

.Kiss appeared live at the conventions, conducted question and answer sessions, signed autographs and performed a two-hour acoustic set composed mostly of spontaneous fan requests.^ KISS appeared live at the conventions, conducted question and answer sessions, signed autographs and performed a two-hour acoustic set comprised mostly of spontaneous fan requests.
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^ Kiss appeared live at the conventions, conducted question and answer sessions, signed autographs and performed a two-hour acoustic set composed mostly of spontaneous fan requests.
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^ "Wetten, dass" host Thomas Gottschalk has just announced, that Kiss will perform live on the next "Wetten, dass" show in Germany!
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.On the first U.S. date (June 17, 1995) Peter Criss appeared onstage with Kiss to sing "Hard Luck Woman" and "Nothin' to Lose."^ On the first U.S. date, June 17, 1995, Peter Criss appeared onstage with KISS to sing on "Hard Luck Woman" and on "Nothin' to Lose."

^ This will be the first time, that Kiss will appear on that show.
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^ Kiss - Peter Criss (Casablanca) 1978 .
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.It was the first time Criss had performed publicly with the band in nearly 16 years.^ It was the first time Criss had performed publicly with the band in nearly 16 years.
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^ "It's the band's first recording in nearly twenty years!"
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^ Criss returned to the line-up at the end of 2002, this time staying with the band until the start of 2004 before making way for the returning Singer.
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[70][71]
.On August 9, 1995, Kiss joined the long line of musicians to perform on MTV Unplugged.^ On August 9, 1995, KISS joined the long line of musicians to perform on MTV Unplugged.

^ Kiss - MTV Unplugged (Mercury) 1995 .
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^ On August 9, 1995, Kiss joined the long line of musicians to perform on MTV Unplugged .
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.The band contacted Criss and Frehley and invited them to participate in the event.^ The band contacted Criss and Frehley and invited them to participate in the event.
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^ Thankfully, the band was revitalized when Peter Criss and Ace Frehley left the band and real musicians like Eric Carr, Eric Singer and Bruce Kulick joined the band.
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^ The band now features Tommy Thayer on guitar (replacing Ace Frehley) and Eric Singer on drums (replacing Peter Criss).
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.Both joined Kiss on stage for several songs at the end of the set–"Beth," "2000 Man," "Nothin' to Lose," and "Rock and Roll All Nite."^ Rock & Roll All Night lyrics .
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^ Rock & Roll All Nite lyrics .
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^ Both joined Kiss on stage for several songs at the end of the set"Beth," "2000 Man," "Nothin' to Lose," and "Rock and Roll All Nite."
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[70] .The Unplugged appearance set off months of speculation that a possible reunion of the original Kiss lineup was in the works.^ The Unplugged appearance set off months of speculation that a possible reunion of the original Kiss lineup was in the works.
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^ ISBN 0446530735 The Unplugged appearance set off months of speculation that a possible reunion of the original KISS lineup was in the works.
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^ The Unplugged appearance set off months of speculation that a possible reunion of the original KISS lineup was in the works.

.In the weeks following the Unplugged concert, however, the band (with Kulick and Singer), returned to the studio for the first time in three years to record a followup to Revenge.^ In the weeks following the Unplugged concert, however, the band (with Kulick and Singer), returned to the studio for the first time in three years to record Carnival of Souls .
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^ In the weeks following the Unplugged concert, however, the band (with Kulick and Singer), returned to the studio for the first time in three years to record a followup to Revenge .
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^ In the weeks following the Unplugged concert, however, the band (with Kulick and Singer), returned to the studio for the first time in three years to record Carnival of Souls.

.Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions was completed in February 1996, but its release was delayed for almost two years.^ Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions was completed in February 1996, but its release was delayed for almost two years.
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^ The album was completed, but its release was delayed for two years.

^ She started her career in 2005 and her debut album East Side Story was released two years later in August 2007.
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.Bootleg copies of the album circulated widely among fans.^ Bootleg copies of the album circulated widely among fans.
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^ Bootleg videos of the band in concert, clips from television appearances and fan-shot footage are also widely available.

[72]
.While Kiss continued to exist publicly as Simmons, Stanley, Kulick, and Singer, arrangements for a reunion of the original lineup were in the works.^ ISBN 0446530735 While KISS continued to exist publicly as Simmons, Stanley, Kulick, and Singer, arrangements for a reunion of the original lineup were in the works.
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^ While Kiss continued to exist publicly as Simmons, Stanley, Kulick, and Singer, arrangements for a reunion of the original lineup were in the works.
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^ While KISS continued to exist publicly as Simmons, Stanley, Kulick and Singer, arrangements for a reunion of the original lineup were in the works.

These efforts culminated with a public event as dramatic as any the band had staged since their 1983 unmasking on MTV.

Reunion (1996–2000)

.You know how the Grammys used to be, all straight-looking folks with suits.^ Happens to me all the time ): How are you?
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^ You know how the Grammys used to be, all straight-looking folks with suits.
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^ Likewise, a Kiss concert is all about knowing exactly what you're going to get and enjoying it anyway.

.Everybody looking tired.^ Everybody looking tired.
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No surprises. We tired of that. .We need something different ...something new...^ We need something different ...something new...
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^ We need something new ..."

we need to shock the people... so let's shock the people!

Tupac Shakur

.With that statement on February 28, 1996, Tupac Shakur introduced the original Kiss lineup (in full makeup and Love Gun-era stage outfits), to a rousing ovation at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards.^ With that statement on February 28, 1996, the late Tupac Shakur introduced the original KISS lineup (clad in full makeup and Love Gun era stage outfits), to a rousing ovation at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards.

^ With that statement on February 28 , 1996 , the late Tupac Shakur introduced the original KISS lineup (clad in full makeup and Love Gun era stage outfits), to a rousing ovation at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards .
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^ With that statement on February 28, 1996, Tupac Shakur introduced the original Kiss lineup (in full makeup and Love Gun -era stage outfits), to a rousing ovation at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards.
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[73] .On April 16, the band held a press conference aboard the USS Intrepid (CV-11) in New York, where they announced their plans for a full-fledged reunion tour, with the help of new manager Doc McGhee.^ On April 16, the band held a press conference aboard the USS Intrepid in New York, where they announced their plans for a full-fledged reunion tour, with the help of manager Doc McGhee .
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^ On April 16, the band held a press conference aboard the USS Intrepid in New York, where they announced their plans for a full-fledged reunion tour, with the help of manager Doc McGhee.

^ On April 16, the band held a press conference aboard the USS Intrepid in New York, where they announced their plans for a full-fledged reunion tour, with the help of new manager Doc McGhee.
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.The conference, emceed by Conan O'Brien, was simulcast to 58 countries.^ The conference, emceed by Conan O'Brien , was simulcast to 58 countries.
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^ The conference, emceed by Conan O'Brien, was simulcast to 58 countries.
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.On April 20, nearly 40,000 tickets for the tour's first show sold out in 47 minutes.^ On April 20, nearly 40,000 tickets for the tour's first show (June 28 in Tiger Stadium ) sold out in 47 minutes.
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^ Tickets for the show sold out in 45 minutes.

^ On April 20, nearly 40,000 tickets for the tour's first show sold out in 47 minutes.
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[74]
.
The first public concert featuring the newly reunited Kiss was an hour-long warm up show on June 15 for the annual KROQ Weenie Roast in Irvine, California, during which the band nearly ignited the stage of the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater.
^ The first public concert featuring the newly reunited KISS was an hour-long warm up show on June 21st for KROQ's 4th annual Weenie Roast in Irvine, CA. During the show the band nearly ignited the stage of the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre.

^ ISBN 0446530735 The first public concert featuring the newly reunited KISS was an hour-long warm up show on June 15 for the annual KROQ Weenie Roast in Irvine, CA .
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^ The first public concert featuring the newly reunited Kiss was an hour-long warm up show on June 15 for the annual KROQ Weenie Roast in Irvine, California, during which the band nearly ignited the stage of the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater.
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[75] .On June 28, the Kiss Alive/Worldwide Tour began at Tiger Stadium in Detroit, Michigan in front of a sold-out crowd of 39,867 fans.^ ISBN 0823083225 On June 28, the KISS Alive Worldwide Tour officially kicked off at Tiger Stadium in Detroit, Michigan in front of a sold-out crowd of 39,867 fans.
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^ On June 28, the Kiss Alive/Worldwide Tour began at Tiger Stadium in Detroit, Michigan in front of a sold-out crowd of 39,867 fans.
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^ The movie takes place in 1978, and focuses on four teenagers (featuring Edward Furlong ) willing to do anything to score tickets for a sold-out KISS show in Detroit.
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.The tour lasted for 192 shows over eleven months and earned $43.6 million, making Kiss the top-drawing concert act of 1996.[76] The average attendance of 13,737 is the highest in the group's history.^ Top 20 Concert Tours" .
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^ The tour lasted for 192 shows over eleven months and earned $43.6 million, making Kiss the top-drawing concert act of 1996.
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^ "Kiss is top concert draw of 1996" .
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[74]
.In September 1998, the reunited group issued Psycho Circus.^ ISBN 0823083225 In September 1998, the reunited group issued Psycho Circus .
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^ Psycho Circus lyrics [1998] .
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^ In September 1998, the reunited group issued Psycho Circus .
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.Despite its appearance as the first album with the original lineup since 1980's Unmasked (even though Criss didn't play on the album), the contributions of Frehley and Criss were minimal.^ Even though Peter Criss appears on the album cover.
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^ Despite its appearance as the first album with the original lineup since 1977's Love Gun, the contributions of Frehley and Criss were minimal.
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^ Despite its appearance as the first album with the original lineup since 1980's Unmasked (even though Criss didn't play on the album), the contributions of Frehley and Criss were minimal.
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.While the images of Frehley and Criss are featured prominently on the album, most of the lead guitar work was later revealed to have been performed by future band member Tommy Thayer and former member Bruce Kulick.^ The band now features Tommy Thayer on guitar (replacing Ace Frehley) and Eric Singer on drums (replacing Peter Criss).
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^ While the images of Frehley and Criss are featured prominently on the album, most of the lead guitar work was later revealed to have been performed by future band member Tommy Thayer and former member Bruce Kulick.
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^ Gene Simmons,Paul Stanley,Ace Frehley,Peter Criss,Eric Singer,Eric Carr,Vinnie Vincent, and Tommy Thayer (I think thats everyone) are probably some of the nicest guys and most normal guys you could ever meet.
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.Most drum duties were handled by session musician Kevin Valentine.^ Most drum duties were handled by session musician Kevin Valentine.
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.Despite the controversy, the album achieved a #3 chart debut, the highest position for a Kiss album until Sonic Boom debuted at #2 in 2009.[77] The title track received a Grammy nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance.^ Despite the controversy, the album achieved a #3 chart debut, the highest ever position for a KISS album.
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^ The title track received a Grammy nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance.
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^ The Kiss prog-rock concept album.
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[78] .The Psycho Circus Tour opened at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California on Halloween night 1998, and was simulcast on FM radio across the U.S. It proved to be another success, and was historic for being the first to ever incorporate 3-D visuals into a stage show.^ The Psycho Circus tour opened at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California on Halloween night 1998, and was simulcast on FM radio across the US. It proved to be another success, and was historic for being the first to ever incorporate 3-D visuals into a stage show.

^ The Psycho Circus Tour opened at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California on Halloween night 1998, and was simulcast on FM radio across the U.S. It proved to be another success, and was historic for being the first to ever incorporate 3-D visuals into a stage show.
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^ The Psycho Circus Tour opened at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California on Halloween night, 1998, and was simulcast on FM radio across the U.S. It proved to be another success, and was historic for being the first to ever incorporate 3-D visuals into a stage show.
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[79][80]
.On August 11, 1999, Kiss was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in the "Recording Industry" category.^ On August 11, 1999, Kiss was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in the "Recording Industry" category.
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^ On August 11, 1999, KISS was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in the "Recording Industry" category.

^ Four days later, Kiss was inducted into the RockWalk of Fame in Hollywood.
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.August 13 saw the nationwide premiere of a Kiss-themed motion picture, titled Detroit Rock City.^ August 13, 1999 saw the nationwide premiere of a KISS-themed motion picture titled Detroit Rock City.

^ August 13 saw the nationwide premiere of a Kiss-themed motion picture, titled Detroit Rock City .
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^ Detroit Rock City (Live) lyrics .
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.The movie takes place in 1978, and focuses on four teenagers (featuring Edward Furlong) willing to do anything to score tickets for a sold-out Kiss show in Detroit.^ The movie was set in 1978, focusing on four teenagers (featuring Edward Furlong) willing to do anything to score tickets for a sold-out KISS show in Detroit.

^ Tickets for the show sold out in 45 minutes.

^ The movie takes place in 1978, and focuses on four teenagers (featuring Edward Furlong ) willing to do anything to score tickets for a sold-out KISS show in Detroit.
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.The next month, the group worked in collaboration with World Championship Wrestling to produce a Kiss-themed wrestler known as The Kiss Demon whose face was painted to resemble Simmons.^ The next month, the group worked in collaboration with World Championship Wrestling to produce a Kiss-themed wrestler known as The Kiss Demon whose face was painted to resemble Simmons.
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^ Having gained notoriety in the underground hip hop group Non Phixion, Ill Bill is known for his politically-themed lyrics and as the producer, founder and CEO of Uncle Howie Records.
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^ The Kiss Cons also produced more than one fan wedding with Simmons and Stanley as groomsmen.

.The group performed "God of Thunder" live on WCW Monday Nitro to debut the character.^ The group performed "God of Thunder" live on WCW Monday Nitro to debut the character.
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^ The character was short-lived, as all ties to Kiss were cut by WCW when its head, Eric Bischoff was relieved of his duties in September of that year.
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^ God Of Thunder (Live) lyrics .
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.The band got $500,000 for the one-night, one-song performance.^ The band got $500,000 for the one-night, one-song performance.
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^ One was a performance on the ABC late-night variety program Fridays , while the second was a lip-synched performance that was broadcast via satellite during Italy's Sanremo Festival.
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^ Regardless "Alive III" is a good performance by one of my life long favorite bands.
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[81] .The character was short-lived, as all ties to Kiss were cut by WCW when its head, Eric Bischoff was relieved of his duties in September of that year.^ The character was short-lived, as all ties to Kiss were cut by WCW when its head, Eric Bischoff was relieved of his duties in September of that year.
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^ Soon after, Kiss made major changes to their business dealings chief among them was severing ties with their manager of nine years, Bill Aucoin, and cutting back on their unwieldy organizational tree.
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^ Gold status and spawned Kiss's first top 40 single, a live version of "Rock And Roll All Nite."
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.Kiss announced in early 2000 that they would be launching a U.S. Farewell Tour in the summer, which was to be the band's last, although it was last for the original line up; the tour kicked off on March 12, 2000.[82] The group quickly added dates to the tour, which ran through April 2001. 2001 also saw the release of a computer game, Kiss: Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child.^ This incarnation of Kiss was to be the last incarnation of the original make-up era.
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^ This was Frehley's last performance with Kiss to date.
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^ Despite claims made prior to the Farewell Tour that it would be the group's last, Kiss announced a co-headlining tour with Aerosmith in 2003.
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Post-reunion (2001–2008)

Kiss in 2004
.On the eve of the Japanese and Australian leg of the Farewell Tour on January 31, 2001, Criss suddenly left the band once again, reportedly unhappy with his salary.^ On the eve of the Japanese and Australian leg of the Farewell tour on January 31, 2001, Criss suddenly left the band once again, reportedly unhappy with his salary.
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^ Thankfully, the band was revitalized when Peter Criss and Ace Frehley left the band and real musicians like Eric Carr, Eric Singer and Bruce Kulick joined the band.
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^ Kiss announced in early 2000 that they would be launching a U.S. Farewell Tour in the summer, which was to be the band's last; the tour kicked off on March 12, 2000.
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.Taking his place was previous Kiss drummer Eric Singer who, in a move that was controversial among longtime fans, assumed Criss's Cat Man persona as the Farewell Tour continued.^ Taking his place was previous KISS drummer Singer, who, in a controversial move among longtime fans, donned Criss's Cat Man makeup as the Farewell Tour continued.
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^ Taking his place was previous Kiss drummer Eric Singer who, in a controversial move among longtime fans, assumed Criss' Cat Man persona as the Farewell Tour continued.
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^ The crowds on this tour were much younger than previous audiences had been, with many pre-adolescent children in Kiss makeup with their mothers and fathers (who were sometimes wearing the makeup themselves) in tow at most concerts.
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[83] .Simmons and Stanley own Criss's makeup designs (as well as Frehley's), so there was no way for Criss or Frehley to prevent this.^ (Simmons and Stanley own both Frehley's and Criss's makeup designs, so there was no way for Criss to prevent this.
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^ Simmons and Stanley own Criss' makeup designs (as well as Frehley's), so there was no way for Criss to prevent this.
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^ Since the 1996 reunion tour was such a success, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons decided to keep Peter Criss and Ace Frehley around for a little while longer to record a full-fledged album.
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[citation needed]
.With the band scheduled to call it a day supposedly by early 2001, a career-encompassing collection entitled The Box Set (94 tracks on five CDs) was released in November of that year, while the summer saw perhaps the most outrageous item of Kiss merchandise yet – the Kiss Kasket.^ Kiss Box Set (Guitar Case Version) lyrics [2001] .
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^ Also released at the time of this CD is the DVD collection.
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^ KISS, it will add to my collection of KISS merchandise.
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.In introducing the Kiss Kasket, Simmons quipped, "I love livin', but this makes the alternative look pretty damn good."^ In introducing the KISS Kasket, Gene Simmons quipped, "I love livin', but this makes the alternative look pretty damn good."
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^ In introducing the Kiss Kasket, Simmons quipped, "I love livin', but this makes the alternative look pretty damn good."
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^ During that same period, owing as much to Gene Simmons' love of the genre as Bill Aucoin's marketing insight, Marvel released a Kiss comic book.

[84]
.On December 4, 2001, Kiss was one of the honorees at the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences ("The Recording Academy") Heroes Award ceremony, at the NARAS New York Chapter.^ He recorded his first indie album, Industry Rule, in 2000 at engineer Matt Stein’s studio in New York.
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^ Recorded his first indie album “Industry Rule” in 2000 at engineer Matt Stein’s studio in New York.
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^ On December 4, 2001, Kiss was one of the honorees at the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences("The Recording Academy") Heroes Award ceremony, at the NARAS New York Chapter.
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.NARAS has 12 chapters throughout the United States, hence 12 ceremonies throughout the year, with the honorees each being honored by the chapter closest to their residence.^ NARAS has 12 chapters throughout the United States, hence 12 ceremonies throughout the year, with the honorees each being honored by the chapter closest to their residence.
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^ On December 4, 2001, Kiss was one of the honorees at the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences("The Recording Academy") Heroes Award ceremony, at the NARAS New York Chapter.
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.By receiving this honor, which NARAS has renamed the "Recording Academy Honors," Kiss effectively received NARAS' second-highest career honor, right behind the Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award.^ By receiving this honor, which NARAS has renamed the "Recording Academy Honors," Kiss effectively received NARAS' second-highest career honor, right behind the Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award.
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^ The explosive, outspoken voice behind modern rock monsters “Revolution” and “If It Feels Right” (not to mention contributions to the Grammy-nominated Hairspray soundtrack and multiple [...
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^ KISS has been awarded 22 gold albums to date, and has certified sales of 19 million records in the United States.
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[85][86]
.Kiss was relatively quiet through the rest of the year, but 2002 started with some controversy as Simmons took part in a controversial interview on National Public Radio, where he criticized NPR and berated host Terry Gross with sexual comments and condescending answers.^ GRAMMY.com Terry Gross interview with Gene Simmons .
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^ KISS was relatively quiet through the rest of the year, but 2002 started with a bang as Simmons turned in an entertaining and controversial interview on National Public Radio , where he criticized NPR and berated host Terry Gross with sexual comments and condescending answers.
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^ Kiss was relatively quiet through the rest of the year, but 2002 started with some controversy as Simmons took part in a controversial interview on National Public Radio, where he criticized NPR and berated host Terry Gross with sexual comments and condescending answers.
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[87] .In February 2002, Kiss (with Singer on drums and Frehley on lead guitar) performed during the Closing Ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.^ This was Frehley's last performance with Kiss to date.
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^ In February 2002, Kiss (with Singer on drums and Frehley on lead guitar) performed during the Closing Ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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^ A tribute band, consisting of Rob Zombie (vocals), Slash (guitar), Scott Ian (bass), and Supernova bandmates Tommy Lee (drums) and Gilby Clarke (guitar), performed "God of Thunder" with Ace Frehley.
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.This was Frehley's final performance with Kiss to date.^ This was Frehley's last performance with Kiss to date.
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^ In February 2002, Kiss (with Singer on drums and Frehley on lead guitar) performed during the Closing Ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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^ ISBN 0823083225 Absent from the second performance was Frehley, who had become increasingly frustrated with the musical direction KISS had taken.
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.On March 6, 2002, Kiss performed a private concert at a resort in Trelawny, Jamaica.^ On March 6, 2002, Kiss performed a private concert at a resort in Trelawny, Jamaica.
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^ In February 2002, Kiss (with Singer on drums and Frehley on lead guitar) performed during the Closing Ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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^ In his absence, Kiss performed in concert as a trio for the first time ever.
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.Frehley, who was no longer under contract, did not perform with the group.^ Frehley, who was no longer under contract, did not play with the group.
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^ ISBN 0823083225 Absent from the second performance was Frehley, who had become increasingly frustrated with the musical direction KISS had taken.
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^ Kramer’s work on Ace Frehley's solo album should have been proof enough to continue working with him, but who did they go with for Dynasty and Unmasked?
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.He was replaced by Tommy Thayer, who donned Frehley's Spaceman makeup and costume for his first live appearance with Kiss.^ Frehley was permanently replaced by Thayer.
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^ He was replaced by Tommy Thayer, who donned Frehley's Spaceman makeup and costume for his first live appearance with Kiss.
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^ He was Kiss's first-ever replacement member.
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[88] .That month, the band (with Thayer) taped an appearance on the American sitcom That '70s Show.^ That month, the band (with Thayer) taped an appearance on the American sitcom That '70s Show .
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^ Thayer had previously assumed the Spaceman persona for the band's American Bandstand anniversary show.
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^ Thayer again performed with the group in April 2002, when Kiss performed "Detroit Rock City" (with pre-recorded music and live vocals) for an appearance on Dick Clark's American Bandstand 50th Anniversary show, which aired on May 3.
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[89] The episode, "That '70s Kiss Show," aired in August 2002. Thayer again performed with the group in April 2002, when Kiss performed "Detroit Rock City" (with pre-recorded music and live vocals) for an appearance on Dick Clark's American Bandstand 50th Anniversary show, which aired on May 3.[90]
.In February 2003, Kiss traveled to Australia and recorded Kiss Symphony: Alive IV with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at Etihad Stadium (formerly known as Telstra Dome) in Melbourne.^ In February 2003, the band went to Australia and recorded KISS Symphony: Alive IV with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at the Telstra Dome in Melbourne .
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^ Kiss Symphony - Alive IV is a double live disc.
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^ In February 2003, Kiss traveled to Australia and recorded Kiss Symphony: Alive IV with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at Etihad Stadium (formerly known as Telstra Dome) in Melbourne.
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.Thayer once again replaced Frehley, while Peter Criss returned to the group.^ Frehley was permanently replaced by Thayer.
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^ Thayer once again replaced Frehley, while Peter Criss returned to the group.
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^ The album was produced by Stanley and is the first to feature the current lineup of guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer (who replaced founding members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss early this decade).
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.This album was the first released on Sanctuary Records, which has since been sold to Universal Music Group - owners of the rest of Kiss's catalog.^ This album was the first released on Sanctuary Records , which has since been sold to Universal Music Group - owners of the rest of Kiss's catalog.
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^ "Kiss Making First Album Since 1998" .
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^ He is also a CBS Recording artist and has recorded albums with Wheelkick Records and JS Music Group.
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.Despite claims made prior to the Farewell Tour that it would be the group's last, Kiss announced a co-headlining tour with Aerosmith in 2003. Frehley announced that his departure from the band was permanent, stating that he believed the Farewell Tour would be Kiss's last,[91] and that he did not want to open for Aerosmith.^ This was Frehley's last performance with Kiss to date.
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^ Frehley left the group permanently, stating that he believed the Farewell Tour would be KISS's last.
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^ Despite claims made prior to the Farewell Tour that it would be the group's last, Kiss announced a co-headlining tour with Aerosmith in 2003.
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[92] .He was permanently replaced by Thayer, as Kiss moved into a post-reunion phase that saw the band easing into a new line-up, permanently featuring Thayer as "Space Ace" and Singer as "the Catman". On this tour, still featuring Peter Criss, the group introduced the "Platinum" tickets package, with the most expensive packages costing USD $1,000. This package included a seat in the first five rows, a meet-and-greet with Kiss after their performance, and a photograph with the band.^ Frehley was permanently replaced by Thayer.
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^ The band now features Tommy Thayer on guitar (replacing Ace Frehley) and Eric Singer on drums (replacing Peter Criss).
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^ Thayer once again replaced Frehley, while Peter Criss returned to the group.
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[93] .The tour earned more than US$64 million in 2003, which ranked #7 for the year.^ The tour earned more than US$64 million in 2003, which ranked #7 for the year.
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^ The tour lasted for 192 shows over eleven months and earned $43.6 million, making Kiss the top-drawing concert act of 1996.
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^ Lick It Up became Kiss's first gold record in three years, but the tour was even more sparsely attended than the one for Creatures of the Night .
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[94]
.Simmons and Stanley did not renew Criss's contract when it expired in March 2004. Criss, on his website, stated that "No one, again no one has called me, or my attorney about an extension for future touring.^ Criss, on his website, stated that "No one, again no one has called me, or my attorney about an extension for future touring.
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^ Simmons and Stanley did not renew Criss's contract when it expired in March 2004.
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^ Peter Criss statement on his expired contract .
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.As a founding member I find this to be disrespectful to me, and to the fans that have made us one of the biggest bands in the world."^ As a founding member I find this to be disrespectful to me, and to the fans that have made us one of the biggest bands in the world."
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^ Persistent rumors have circulated for years amongst Kiss fan circles regarding the true reason for Vincent's dismissals from Kiss with at least one band member refusing to comment except to say that legally it wasn't up for discussion.
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^ The band explains that the fans were the ones who ultimately chose their makeup designs.
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[95] .Criss stated in a radio interview in 2004 with Eddie Trunk that Simmons and Stanley were going to start a new Kiss, and thought he was getting too old to play for two hours (even though Criss is only 4 years older than Simmons).^ Criss stated in a radio interview in 2004 with Eddie Trunk that Simmons and Stanley were going to start a new Kiss, and thought he was getting too old to play for two hours (even though Criss is only 4 years older than Simmons).
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^ KISS was relatively quiet through the rest of the year, but 2002 started with a bang as Simmons turned in an entertaining and controversial interview on National Public Radio , where he criticized NPR and berated host Terry Gross with sexual comments and condescending answers.
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^ Kiss was relatively quiet through the rest of the year, but 2002 started with some controversy as Simmons took part in a controversial interview on National Public Radio, where he criticized NPR and berated host Terry Gross with sexual comments and condescending answers.
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.Criss was permanently replaced by Singer at this point.^ Criss was permanently replaced by Singer at this point.
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^ Criss and Frehley have since left KISS, and have been replaced by Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer , respectively.
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^ Criss and Frehley have since left Kiss again and have been replaced by Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer, respectively.
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.During the summer of 2004, Kiss headlined the Rock the Nation 2004 World Tour, with Poison as the opening act.^ During the summer of 2004, Kiss headlined the Rock the Nation 2004 World Tour, with Poison as the opening act.
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^ During the summer of 2004, KISS headlined the Rock the Nation 2004 World Tour, with Poison as the opening act.
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^ So like them or not they are legends and Bands like Poison, Ratt and Motley Crue just to name a few, proffited from the doors that KISS opened.
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.The tour ended in August with a sold-out show in Mexico City.^ The tour ended in August with a sold-out show in Mexico City.
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^ The tour ended in August with a sold out show in Mexico City .
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^ On April 20, nearly 40,000 tickets for the tour's first show (June 28 in Tiger Stadium ) sold out in 47 minutes.
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.Selected dates on the tour were filmed for the Rock the Nation Live! concert DVD, released on December 13, 2005.[96] Stanley, who had been experiencing increasing difficulty with his hip, had his mobility limited during the tour.^ Stanley, who had been experiencing increasing difficulty with his hip, had his mobility limited during the tour.
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^ (December 14, 2005) The Rock Radio .
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^ DVD, released on December 13 , 2005 .
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.He has already had two hip surgeries performed, with more likely in the future.^ He has already had two hip surgeries performed, with more likely in the future.
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^ "Kiss frontman needs more hip surgery" .
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^ If we do shows with other bands, like two thousand or more.
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[97]
.After the conclusion of the Rock the Nation Tour, Kiss performed only sporadically for a number of years.^ Since the conclusion of the Rock the Nation Tour, KISS has been relatively quiet on the touring front.
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^ After the conclusion of the Rock the Nation Tour, Kiss performed only sporadically for a number of years.
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^ I think the last time Kiss played K.C. it was on the Rock The Nation Tour or maybe it was the World Domination tour.

.The group played two shows in 2005, and another six in 2006. Four of the 2006 shows were July concerts in Japan, including two dates (July 22 and 23) as a headlining act at the 2006 Udo Music Festival.^ Four of the 2006 shows were July concerts in Japan, including two dates (July 22 and 23) as a headlining act at the 2006 Udo Music Festival.
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^ The group played two shows in 2005, while 2006 has seen six performances.
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^ The group played two shows in 2005, and another six in 2006.
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.Kiss performed four July 2007 concerts, three of which were dubbed the Hit 'N Run Tour.^ Kiss performed four July 2007 concerts, three of which were dubbed the Hit 'N Run Tour.
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^ In his absence, Kiss performed in concert as a trio for the first time ever.
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^ This double-disc CD set is divided into three sections: Section 1 (6 songs): Performed by the band themselves in the classic KISS Alive style.
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.Prior to the final show on July 27, Stanley was hospitalized with an extremely rapid heartbeat.^ Prior to the final show on July 27, Stanley was hospitalized with an extremely rapid heartbeat.
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^ PAUL STANLEY Hospitalized Prior To California Gig; Kiss Performs As Three-Piece , Blabbermouth.net , 2007-07-28.
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.In his absence, Kiss performed in concert as a trio for the first time ever.^ In his absence, Kiss performed in concert as a trio for the first time ever.
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^ It was at this concert that Simmons accidentally set his hair (which was coated in hairspray) ablaze for the first of many times while performing his inaugural firebreathing stunt.
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^ This was the first Kiss concert Stanley had missed during his then 34-year tenure with the group.
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.This was the first Kiss concert Stanley had missed during his then 34-year tenure with the group.^ This was the first Kiss concert Stanley had missed during his then 34-year tenure with the group.
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^ In his absence, Kiss performed in concert as a trio for the first time ever.
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^ This album was the first released on Sanctuary Records , which has since been sold to Universal Music Group - owners of the rest of Kiss's catalog.
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[98]
.Kiss (along with Queen, Def Leppard, and Judas Priest) were honored at the first annual "VH1 Rock Honors" event, held May 25, 2006 in Las Vegas.^ Kiss (along with Queen , Def Leppard , and Judas Priest) were honored at the first annual "VH1 Rock Honors" event, held May 25, 2006 in Las Vegas.
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^ The event was held May 25 , 2006 in Las Vegas .
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^ KISS (along with Queen , Def Leppard , and Judas Priest ) was honored at the first annual "VH1 Rock Honors" event.
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On April 9, 2006, the Associated Press announced the event by saying "the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame looks to be getting some competition."[99] A tribute band, consisting of Rob Zombie (vocals), Slash (guitar), Scott Ian (bass), and Supernova bandmates Tommy Lee (drums) and Gilby Clarke (guitar), performed "God of Thunder" with Ace Frehley.
.In June 2006, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley attended the opening of the Kiss Coffeehouse in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.^ Since the 1996 reunion tour was such a success, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons decided to keep Peter Criss and Ace Frehley around for a little while longer to record a full-fledged album.
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^ In introducing the KISS Kasket, Gene Simmons quipped, "I love livin', but this makes the alternative look pretty damn good."
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^ Kiss (Keychains) This rubber keychain features the KISS - Gene Simmons - logo!
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.On October 15, 2006, Simmons, Stanley, and Criss were inaugural inductees into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, along with performers such as Neil Diamond, Billy Joel, Louis Armstrong, The Ramones and Tony Bennett.^ On October 15, 2006, Simmons, Stanley, and Criss were inaugural inductees into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, along with performers such as Neil Diamond , Billy Joel , Louis Armstrong , The Ramones and Tony Bennett .
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^ Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, and Peter Criss are also scheduled to be inaugural inductees into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, along with performers such as Neil Diamond , Billy Joel , Louis Armstrong , The Ramones and Tony Bennett .
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^ It was at this concert that Simmons accidentally set his hair (which was coated in hairspray) ablaze while performing his inaugural firebreathing stunt.
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[100]
.Stanley released his second solo album, Live to Win, on October 24, 2006, and undertook a brief solo tour in support.^ Stanley released his second solo album, Live to Win , on October 24 2006, and undertook a brief solo tour in support.
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^ A second live album, Alive II , was released on October 14, 1977.
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^ This is the album that was released for the reunion tour.
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.On October 31 the same year, the group released Kissology Volume One: 1974–1977, the first of ten possible DVD sets featuring complete concert footage, interviews, and never-before-seen clips.^ On October 31 the same year, the group released Kissology Volume One: 19741977 , the first of ten possible DVD sets featuring complete concert footage, interviews, and never-before-seen clips.
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^ Another indication of the heightened friction within the group was an infamous October 31 , 1979 interview on Tom Snyder 's late night The Tomorrow Show .
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^ One very public indication of the heightened friction within the group was an infamous October 31, 1979 interview on Tom Snyder's late-night The Tomorrow Show .
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[101] .As of January 2007, the set is certified 5X platinum in the United States.^ As of January 2007, the set is certified quintuple platinum in the United States.
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^ KISS has been awarded 22 gold albums to date, and has certified sales of 19 million records in the United States.
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[102] .A second volume was released on August 14, 2007. It was certified 6X Platinum by the R.I.A.A. on October 24. What seemed to be the final entry, Kissology Volume Three: 1992–2000, was released on December 18, 2007 and has been certified 8X Platinum by the R.I.A.A. Stanley insisted that there are more volumes forthcoming in an interview with Norwegian broadcasting in the summer of 2008, but no details have been given.^ A second volume was released on August 14, 2007.
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^ All three albums were certified platinum upon or soon after their release.
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^ What seemed to be the final entry, Kissology Volume Three: 19922000 , was released on December 18, 2007.
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.In April 2007, tragedy struck Kiss again.^ In April 2007, tragedy struck Kiss again.
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Their former guitarist, Mark St. John, died from an apparent cerebral hemorrhage at age 51.[103] After being fired from Kiss in 1984, St. John formed the short-lived glam metal group White Tiger. .In 1990 he briefly collaborated with Peter Criss in a band called The Keep, which only performed once and released no recordings.^ In 1990 he briefly collaborated with Peter Criss in a band called The Keep, which only performed once and released no recordings.
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^ On the eve of the Japanese and Australian leg of the Farewell tour on January 31, 2001, Criss suddenly left the band once again, reportedly unhappy with his salary.
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^ On the eve of a Japanese and Australian tour in early 2001, Criss suddenly left the band once again, reportedly unhappy with his salary.
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St. John largely dropped out of public view in later years, but did make occasional appearances at Kiss fan conventions.
.Though Kiss has been eligible for enshrinement in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (whose rules state that an act is eligible 25 years after its first release) since 1999/2000, they were not nominated until 2009. While this snub displeases some fans, Stanley and Simmons maintain that it is meaningless to them.^ Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley 2009 .
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^ Though Kiss has been eligible for enshrinement in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (whose rules state that an act is eligible 25 years after its first release) since 1999/2000, they have not been nominated.
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^ Though KISS is eligible for enshrinement in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (whose rules state that an act is eligible 25 years after its first release), they have not been nominated.
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.Nevertheless, a group of about 200 Kiss fans held a protest rally in front of the Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio on August 5, 2006. It was the first known organized demonstration seeking the induction of a band into the Hall.^ Nevertheless, a group of about 200 KISS fans held a protest rally in front of the Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio on August 5 , 2006 .
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^ It was the first known organized demonstration seeking the induction of a band into the Hall.
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^ Nevertheless, a group of about 200 Kiss fans held a protest rally in front of the Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio on August 5, 2006.
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[104] .On December 15, 2009 it was announced that Kiss would not be among the Hall's 2010 inductees.^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 More...

^ When I was 15 I would have probably spent the 40 bucks because if it said KISS, I HAD to have it.
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^ December 11, 2009 at 08:15 PM .

.Kiss fans were unhappy that ABBA had been inducted, arguing that ABBA were not a rock band.^ "KISS: The Second Coming" gives fans a voyeuristic look into the legendary band and it is here that the program's real honesty shines through.
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^ Membership in the KISS Army , the band's fan club, was in the six figures.
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^ KISS is an American glam rock / hard rock band formed in New York City in 1973 .
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.Despit fans' protest, the hall stuck to its decision.^ Nevertheless, a group of about 200 KISS fans held a protest rally in front of the Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio on August 5 , 2006 .
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^ Nevertheless, a group of about 200 Kiss fans held a protest rally in front of the Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio on August 5, 2006.
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^ "Kiss fans protest Rock Hall of Fame snub" .
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.In 2007, a new comic book series featuring the band was released by the Kiss Comics Group in association with Platinum Studios.^ In 2007, a new comic book series featuring the band was released by the Kiss Comics Group in association with Platinum Studios.
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^ Some of the products released included a pair of comic books released by Marvel , a pinball machine, KISS dolls, "KISS Your Face Makeup" kits, Halloween masks, board games, and many other pieces of memorabilia.
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^ KISS is an American glam rock / hard rock band formed in New York City in 1973 .
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.Entitled "Kiss 4K: Legends Never Die," the first issue came out in a regular size and a giant 1.5' x 2.5' size, dubbed the Destroyer edition.^ Entitled "Kiss 4K: Legends Never Die," the first issue came out in a regular size and a giant 1.5' x 2.5' size, dubbed the Destroyer edition.
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^ Eric Singer is given his first lead vocal spot on a Kiss record, singing "Black Diamond", which he belts out like the professional he is.
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^ His first exposure came through the internet, where he achieved success on MySpace before issuing the Yippee!
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.Kiss were scheduled to play in Whistler in mid September, but the concert plans were cancelled late August because of passport problems.^ Also, Kiss was scheduled to play in Whistler in mid September.
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^ The concert plans were cancelled late August due to a passport problem.
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Kiss in Stockholm in 2008
.2008 saw the band picking up the pace, doing their first proper tour of Europe for nearly a decade.^ Europe for nearly a decade.
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^ Saw KISS in 1975 in OKC with a country band, Mountain Smoke, opened up...with Vince Gill no less.

^ On April 20, nearly 40,000 tickets for the tour's first show (June 28 in Tiger Stadium ) sold out in 47 minutes.
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.On January 30, 2008, guitarist and vocalist Paul Stanley confirmed that Kiss would launch the Kiss Alive/35 World Tour, playing arena and stadium shows in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.^ In September 2008, both Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley confirmed rumours that the Kiss Alive/35 Tour would continue with a big tour of North America in 2009.
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^ Kiss - Paul Stanley (Casablanca) 1978 .
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^ On January 30, 2008, guitarist and vocalist Paul Stanley confirmed that Kiss would launch the Kiss Alive/35 World Tour, playing arena and stadium shows in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
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.On March 16, 2008, Kiss closed the Formula 1 ING Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit - Melbourne, Australia as well as performing in Brisbane and Sydney as part of this tour.^ On March 16, 2008, Kiss closed the Formula 1 ING Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit - Melbourne, Australia as well as performing in Brisbane and Sydney as part of this tour.
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^ In February 2002, Kiss (with Singer on drums and Frehley on lead guitar) performed during the Closing Ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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^ In February 2003, Kiss traveled to Australia and recorded Kiss Symphony: Alive IV with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at Etihad Stadium (formerly known as Telstra Dome) in Melbourne.
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.Kiss played at the Rock2Wgtn two-day festival held in Wellington, New Zealand on March 22 and 23rd 2008; a festival which also featured Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Poison, Alice Cooper, Lordi, Sonic Altar and Symphony of Screams with special effects provided by WETA Workshop of Lord of the Rings and King Kong fame.^ Kiss played at the Rock2Wgtn two-day festival held in Wellington, New Zealand on March 22 and 23rd 2008; a festival which also featured Ozzy Osbourne , Whitesnake, Poison , Alice Cooper , Lordi , Sonic Altar and Symphony of Screams with special effects provided by WETA Workshop of Lord of the Rings and King Kong fame.
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^ Criss stated in a radio interview in 2004 with Eddie Trunk that Simmons and Stanley were going to start a new Kiss, and thought he was getting too old to play for two hours (even though Criss is only 4 years older than Simmons).
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^ The band's first album of new material in two years, Dynasty (May 22, 1979), continued their platinum streak.
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.Throughout the summer of 2008, Kiss headlined festivals as well as their own shows and played to a record audience of about 400 000 people.^ In an attempt to entice collector's who would have already owned all these songs, Kiss recorded "Strutter '78."
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^ And consider how many songs from this CD are still played in KISS shows today: "Creatures of the Night," "I Love It Loud," "War Machine" and others.
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^ I thought you did well considering this was your first show in front of several thousand people.

[105] .As part of this tour Kiss headlined the Download Festival in Donington, England, on June 13. Three days later they headlined the Arrow Rock Festival in Nijmegen, Netherlands.^ Three days later they headlined the Arrow Rock Festival in Nijmegen, Netherlands.
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^ Kiss have been confirmed to headline the opening night of 2008's Download Festival at Donington, England.
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^ As part of this tour Kiss headlined the Download Festival in Donington, England, on June 13.
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.On June 28, Kiss headlined the Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium.^ The final product, entitled Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park debuted on NBC on October 28, 1978 (just before Halloween.
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^ As part of this tour Kiss headlined the Download Festival in Donington, England, on June 13.
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^ On June 28, Kiss headlined the Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium.
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.It was the last show in the European leg of the 'Alive 35' tour.^ It was the last show in the European leg of the 'Alive 35' tour.
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^ The tour lasted for 192 shows over eleven months and earned $43.6 million, making Kiss the top-drawing concert act of 1996.
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^ The last show of the tour (June 25 in São Paulo , Brazil ) was the final show the band would perform in makeup until 1996.
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Monday, Aug. .4th, Kiss played at Rockin' The Rally at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally as part of the tour.^ Kiss played at Rockin' The Rally at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally as part of the tour.
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^ I think the last time Kiss played K.C. it was on the Rock The Nation Tour or maybe it was the World Domination tour.

^ As part of this tour Kiss headlined the Download Festival in Donington, England, on June 13.
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.South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds proclaimed August 4, 2008, to be "Kiss Rock and Roll Day" in South Dakota.^ Gold status and spawned Kiss's first top 40 single, a live version of "Rock And Roll All Nite."
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^ August 13 saw the nationwide premiere of a KISS-themed motion picture , titled Detroit Rock City .
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^ The KISS that really knew how to rock'n'roll all night and party every day.
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In September 2008, both Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley confirmed rumors that the Kiss Alive/35 Tour would continue with a big tour of North America in 2009.

Sonic Boom (2008–2010)

.Late 2008 saw the band take another unexpected turn.^ Late 2008 saw the band take another unexpected turn.
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.Over ten years after their last studio album, and following years of denials about ever wanting to do a new album, Stanley and Simmons changed their minds.^ Over ten years after their last studio album, and following years of denials about ever wanting to do a new album, Stanley and Simmons changed their minds.
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^ Criss stated in a radio interview in 2004 with Eddie Trunk that Simmons and Stanley were going to start a new Kiss, and thought he was getting too old to play for two hours (even though Criss is only 4 years older than Simmons).
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^ The band sounds great, tighter than ever but, of course, after 35 years together for Stanley and Simmons, you'd expect them to be.
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.In November 2008, Paul Stanley stated to rock photographer Ross Halfin that a new Kiss album was in the works.^ Buy a cool Rock album, like the new or an older Kiss album.
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^ In November 2008, Paul Stanley stated to rock photographer Ross Halfin that a new Kiss album is in the works.
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^ At the opening, Paul Stanley stated that KISS will be touring in 2007.
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.Stanley himself would be the producer, and the album would have a "real 70's Kiss sound" to it.^ Stanley himself would be the producer, and the album would have a "real 70's Kiss sound" to it.
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^ Casablanca head Neil Bogart stepped in to produce the next album, trading in the murky, distorted sound of Hotter Than Hell for a cleaner and slightly poppier sound.
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^ We’ve needed a real Kiss album for as long as I can remember.
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.Later that month, Simmons and Stanley both publicly confirmed the information about a new Kiss album.^ Later that month, Simmons and Stanley both publicly confirmed the information about a new Kiss album.
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^ Criss stated in a radio interview in 2004 with Eddie Trunk that Simmons and Stanley were going to start a new Kiss, and thought he was getting too old to play for two hours (even though Criss is only 4 years older than Simmons).
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^ In September 2008, both Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley confirmed rumours that the Kiss Alive/35 Tour would continue with a big tour of North America in 2009.
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[105][106][107]
"We have 4 tunes recorded. .If you're a fan of our stuff from about 1977, you'll feel right at home.^ If you're a fan of our stuff from about 1977, you'll feel right at home.
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^ Likewise, a Kiss concert is all about knowing exactly what you're going to get and enjoying it anyway.

^ Peter - you're right about the weekly trash that spews out of (falsely) elected President Obama!

.All of us have taken up the songwriting call to arms in the same spirit we once did -- without a care in the world and without outside writers.^ All of us have taken up the songwriting call to arms in the same spirit we once did -- without a care in the world and without outside writers.
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^ Plans were drawn up for a Kiss-themed traveling amusement park, called Kiss World, but were abandoned due to the immense costs involved.
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^ Plans were drawn up for a KISS-themed traveling amusement park , called KISS World.
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.Nothing to prove to anyone.^ Nothing to prove to anyone.
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.Just doing what comes naturally.^ Just doing what comes naturally.
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.Ignoring fashions, trends and with a personal vow from all of us: no rapping.^ Ignoring fashions, trends and with a personal vow from all of us: no rapping.
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.There are plenty of people out there doing this and they don't need four palefaced guys pretending they're from the hood.^ They’re doing the best they can.
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^ I love that people are making fun of the Dead Girls because they're not in peak physical shape.

^ I don't care how much people don't like I Was Made For Lovin' You, they love it-they should have played it.

.Besides, I'm not sure how to correctly pronounce 'wassup.'^ Besides, I'm not sure how to correctly pronounce 'wassup.'
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.See you all there...Or maybe later!"^ See you all there...Or maybe later!
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^ Maybe the real trouble with "Symphony" is it's one of those things you have to see to truly appreciate.
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^ What’s really funny is you lapdogs will follow them around and buy all there crap no matter what.
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[105]
The band appeared on American Idol in May 2009 performing with Adam Lambert singing "Detroit Rock City" and "Rock and Roll All Nite".[108]
.In July 2009 Paul Stanley announced a release date of October 6, 2009 for the new album Sonic Boom.^ Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley 2009 .
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^ Paul Stanley announced a release date of October 6, 2009 for the new album at a July 15 show in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, as well as on July 18 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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^ The new album, Sonic Boom is due to be released on 6 October 2009.
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[109] .It included a CD of new material, re-recorded versions of famous Kiss hits (previously released as Jigoku-Retsuden, a Japanese exclusive album in 2008) and a live DVD in Buenos Aires, Argentina.^ And, again, most of these songs have appeared on previous live KISS albums.
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^ It will include a CD of new material, re-recorded versions of famous Kiss hits (previously released as Jigoku-Retsuden, a Japanese exclusive album in 2008) and a live DVD. [95] .
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^ For $12, you get the new eleven song album, the re-recorded "Kiss Klassics" CD that had been released in Japan a year earlier, and a live DVD from Buenos Aires.
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[110] In support of the new album, Kiss appeared live on the Late Show with David Letterman on 6 October 2009 and on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on 7 October 2009.
.On 25 September 2009, the Kiss Alive/35 North American Tour kicked off at Cobo Arena in Detroit, MI; both nights were filmed for future DVD release.^ Released on September 10, 1975, Alive!
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^ Released on September 10 , 1975 , Alive!
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^ ISBN 0823083225 On June 28, the KISS Alive Worldwide Tour officially kicked off at Tiger Stadium in Detroit, Michigan in front of a sold-out crowd of 39,867 fans.
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.These were the band's final performances there, as the venue closed in 2010. The tour was originally scheduled to conclude on December 6, 2009, at the American Airlines Centre in Dallas, TX, however, several additional shows have been added and the last performance is now scheduled for December 15 in Sault Ste.^ In addition, most editions contain yet a fifth bonus DVD. My edition had the band's performance at the KROQ Weenie Roast in 1996, which I happened to attend.
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^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 More...

^ Buckcherry didn't cancel, they were only contracted through Dallas which was to have been the original ending date for the 1st leg of the U.S. tour (to answer one person's question).

Marie.[111]
.Kiss headlined Voodoo Fest 2009 held at City Park in New Orleans, Louisiana on Halloween Night.^ Kiss (also typeset as KISS ) is an American rock band formed in New York City in December 1972.
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^ The Kiss logo Stanley came up with the name; as he, Simmons, and Criss were driving around New York City.
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^ Kiss have been confirmed to headline the opening night of 2008's Download Festival at Donington, England.
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[112]
.During their performance at the MTS Centre on 9 November 2009 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, one of the lighting trusses caught on fire from a pyro cue.^ One was a performance on the ABC late-night variety program Fridays , while the second was a lip-synched performance that was broadcast via satellite during Italy's Sanremo Festival.
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The truss had to be lowered in to have the fire put out. .During the 5 or so minutes it took to extinguish the fire, the band broke into the song "Firehouse". No one was hurt and the show continued on.^ It should come as no surprise that one of rock’s most democratic bands would come up with a most democratic album.
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^ Also included here is a "previously unreleased" version of one of the band's best unreleased songs, "It's My Life."
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^ One song stops, inserts a bit from someone else’s live show, then starts up again.
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[113]
Kiss will be starting the European leg of the Sonic Boom tour during May 2010 by the name "Sonic Boom Over Europe: From the Beginning to the Boom." The tour will include their first UK arena show in eleven years and their first visit to Slovakia.

Next album (2010–present)

In March 2010, Paul Stanley revealed to Metal-Rules.com that Kiss will begin work on their next album in the next twelve to eighteen months, making it likely that it will be released around late 2011/early 2012.[114]

Musical style

.Because of the ambiguity in the distinction between "hard rock" [115] and "heavy metal"[116] [117] [118], Kiss's music has always been labeled one or the other.^ Hard rock, heavy metal .
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^ I was introduced to heavy metal through Kiss.
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^ This aside however, the title track is one of Kiss' best straight forward hard rockers and "I Stole Your Love" is one of Kiss' most underrated heavy metal numbers.
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But shortly after the band's formation, critics called them "thunderockers"[119]. .Their music is described by Allmusic as "a commercially potent mix of anthemic, fist-pounding hard rock, driven by sleek hooks and ballads powered by loud guitars, cloying melodies, and sweeping strings.^ "Psycho Circus" is the first new studio album in nearly twenty years featuring the four original members of KISS; those same four members who took over the world in the late 70s with their fiery live shows, their anthemic rock, schmaltzy ballads and loud, power-chord guitars.
  • Rough Edge: KISS CD Reviews 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.roughedge.com [Source type: General]

^ Fact is, everybody wanted Kiss to rock hard, not to sing pretty ballads, myself included.
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^ The Telephones are indie rock meets classic rock, filthy jokes and dirty guitars, nerd pop and hard rock.
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.It was a sound that laid the groundwork for both arena rock and the pop-metal that dominated rock in the late '80s."^ With “Asylum” Kiss began to lose their identity and began sounding like the hordes of pop metal bands that were flooding the market at the time.
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^ For a band that is accustomed to playing clubs like the Brick (where they are Friday), they did a fine job of filling the arena with their appealing and propulsive indie-rock/pop.

^ Select a Category Folk Hip-Hop Indie Pop Indie Rock Interview Pop Punk Punk Rock Video IV Thieves – The Sound And The Fury – Live on Fearless Music .
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[120] .Its first critical review described Kiss as "an American Black Sabbath" in Rolling Stone.^ Eric Singer is given his first lead vocal spot on a Kiss record, singing "Black Diamond", which he belts out like the professional he is.
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^ They have been described by the American magazine “Rolling Stone” as “David Bowie if his Berlin Trilogy was a collaboration with Kraftwerk and Faust”.
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^ They have been described by the American magazine “Rolling Stone” as “David Bowie if his Berlin Trilogy was a collaboration with Kraftwerk and Faust” They play dirty-organ-rock, [...
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[121] "With twin guitars hammering out catchy mondo-distorto riffs and bass and drums amiably bringing up the rear," said Stone of "Hotter Than Hell", "Kiss spews forth a deceptively controlled type of thunderous hysteria, closely akin to the sound once popularized by the German panzer tank division." [122] At the same time, Bennington Banner from Rock Music magazine said, "with its members bizarre, Kabuki-like makeup, studded black leather costumes and arsenal of on-stage firepower — both musical and literal — Kiss represents the most extreme form of hard rock in 1974."[123]

Band members

Current members

  • Paul Stanley – lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar (1972–present)
  • Gene Simmons – lead and backing vocals, bass guitar (1972–present)
  • Tommy Thayer – lead guitar, backing vocals (2002–present)
  • Eric Singer – drums, percussion, backing vocals (1991–1996, 2001–2002, 2004–present)

Former members

  • Ace Frehley – lead guitar, vocals (1972–1982, 1996–2002)
  • Peter Criss – drums, percussion, vocals (1972–1979, 1996–2001, 2002–2004)
  • Bruce Kulick – lead guitar, backing vocals (1984–1996)
  • Eric Carr – drums, percussion, vocals (1980–1991)†
  • Vinnie Vincent – lead guitar, backing vocals (1982–1984)
  • Mark St. John – lead guitar, backing vocals (1984)†

Makeup

Discography and filmography

Awards and nominations

References in popular culture

Kiss, its members, and look-alike parodies of the band have appeared in popular media of many types:
    .
  • The Comedy Central show Chocolate News presents a "former, all-black" fictional band from New Orleans called Kiss.^ On television: The Comedy Central show Chocolate News presents a "former, all-black" fictional band from New Orleans called Kiss.
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    ^ Comedy Central, Chocolate News , "Kiss my ass" .
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    ^ KISS is an American glam rock / hard rock band formed in New York City in 1973 .
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    [124]
  • Erfworld; Lord Stanley the Tool dons the face-paint of Paul Stanley and quotes of a line from "Shock Me": "Your lightning's all I need."[125]

See also

Notes

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  2. ^ "Artist Tallies". Billboard. Retrieved October 28, 2007.
  3. ^ "RIAA Top Selling Artists". http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?resultpage=2&table=tblTopArt&action=. Retrieved February 7, 2007. 
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  5. ^ "RIAA - Gold & Platinum - February 13, 2010". www.riaa.com. http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?resultpage=1&table=SEARCH_RESULTS&action=&title=kissology&artist=&format=&debutLP=&category=&sex=&releaseDate=&requestNo=&type=&level=&label=&company=&certificationDate=&awardDescription=&catalogNo=&aSex=&rec_id=&charField=&gold=&platinum=&multiPlat=&level2=&certDate=&album=&id=&after=&before=&startMonth=1&endMonth=1&startYear=1958&endYear=2009&sort=Artist&perPage=25. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  6. ^ "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock- Hour 5". VH1. http://www.vh1.com/shows/the_greatest/episode.jhtml?episodeID=62188. Retrieved 15 October 2009. 
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  11. ^ Gill, Focus, pp. 68-71.
  12. ^ Leaf and Sharp, Behind the Mask, pp. 20–21.
  13. ^ Leaf and Sharp, Behind the Mask, pp. 33, 57–58.
  14. ^ Gooch and Suhs, Kiss Alive Forever, p. 15.
  15. ^ Gill, Julian. "Kiss Chronology/Timeline". http://kissfaq.com/chronology/timeline.html. Retrieved 2007-01-20. 
  16. ^ "Artist bio: Ace Frehley". Kayos Productions. http://www.kayosproductions.com/artists.php?id=57. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 
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  18. ^ Gebert and McAdams, Kiss & Tell, p. 41, 42.
  19. ^ Simmons, Gene (2001). Kiss and Make-up. Crown. ISBN 0-609-60855-X.
  20. ^ Leaf and Sharp, Behind the Mask, pp. 145–146.
  21. ^ Gooch and Suhs, Kiss Alive Forever, p. 27.
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  23. ^ Gill, Focus, pp. 140-141.
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  28. ^ Lendt, Kiss and Sell, pp. 65–66.
  29. ^ http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/howard-the-duck-1-32-+-extras-first-kiss-in
  30. ^ Gill, Focus, pp. 272-273.
  31. ^ Lendt, Kiss and Sell, p. 162.
  32. ^ Lendt, Kiss and Sell, pp. 88–89.
  33. ^ Gill, Focus, p. 271.
  34. ^ Lendt, Kiss and Sell, p. 92.
  35. ^ Lendt, Kiss and Sell, p. 94.
  36. ^ Lendt, Kiss and Sell, p. 95.
  37. ^ Albanese, Ron. March 5, 2002. "Easy Catman, They are Serious: The Complete Guide to Kiss Meets the Phantom" RonAlbanese.com. Retrieved June 30, 2006.
  38. ^ Lendt, Kiss and Sell, pp. 91–92.
  39. ^ Gill, Focus, p. 342.
  40. ^ Gill, Focus, pp. 346-347.
  41. ^ Lendt, Kiss and Sell, pp. 102–105.
  42. ^ Gooch and Suhs, Kiss Alive Forever, p. 98.
  43. ^ Leaf and Sharp, Behind the Mask, p. 100.
  44. ^ Leaf and Sharp, Behind the Mask, pp. 170–171.
  45. ^ Gooch and Suhs, Kiss Alive Forever, pp. 97–98.
  46. ^ Lendt, Kiss and Sell, pp. 150–151.
  47. ^ Gooch and Suhs, Kiss Alive Forever, p. 109.
  48. ^ Leaf and Sharp, Behind the Mask, pp. 101–102.
  49. ^ Gooch and Suhs, Kiss Alive Forever, p. 113.
  50. ^ Leaf and Sharp, Behind the Mask, p. 102.
  51. ^ Gill, Focus, p. 460.
  52. ^ Gill, Focus, pp. 462-463.
  53. ^ Gooch and Suhs, Kiss Alive Forever, p. 117.
  54. ^ Simmons, Kiss and Make-up, p. 186.
  55. ^ Gill, Focus, p. 514.
  56. ^ Lendt, Kiss and Sell, pp. 243–244.
  57. ^ Lendt, Kiss and Sell, pp. 255–256.
  58. ^ Gill, Focus, pp. 493-495.
  59. ^ Gooch and Suhs, Kiss Alive Forever, pp. 118–120.
  60. ^ a b Simmons, Kiss and Make-up, p. 187.
  61. ^ Lendt, Kiss and Sell, p. 289.
  62. ^ Lendt, Kiss and Sell, p. 294.
  63. ^ Gooch and Suhs, Kiss Alive Forever, pp. 139–140.
  64. ^ a b "Singles Chart Action". The Kiss FAQ. Retrieved July 30, 2006.
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  66. ^ Leaf and Sharp, Behind the Mask, p. 360–363.
  67. ^ Leaf and Sharp, Behind the Mask, p. 107.
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  69. ^ Guitar Center's Hollywood Rockwalk
  70. ^ a b Leaf and Sharp, Behind the Mask, pp. 108–110.
  71. ^ Gooch and Suhs, Kiss Alive Forever, p. 217.
  72. ^ Leaf and Sharp, Behind the Mask, pp. 403–404.
  73. ^ "Grammy Flashback 1996". MTV. Retrieved July 30, 2006.
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References

  • Gill, Julian (2005). .The Kiss Album Focus, Volume 1 (3rd Edition).^ The usual subjective arguments apply to "Kissology Volume 3" that apply to previous editions of "Kissology" and any greatest hits compilation (not just by Kiss, but by anyone).
    • Rough Edge: KISS CD Reviews 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.roughedge.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Kiss Album Focus (3rd Edition), Volume 3 .
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ The Kiss Album Focus, Volume 1 (3rd Edition) , Xlibris Corporation.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    Xlibris Corporation. .ISBN 1-4134-8547-2. 
  • Gooch, Curt; Jeff Suhs (2002).^ ISBN 1-4134-8547-2.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ Gooch, Curt; Jeff Suhs (2002).
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    .Kiss Alive Forever: The Complete Touring History.^ Gooch and Suhs, Kiss Alive Forever , p.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ The resulting Kiss Alive/Worldwide/Lost Cities/Reunion Tour was the top-grossing act of 1996 and 1997.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ It seems like forever ago since Kiss promised to release Alive IV. Instead they released yet another compilation album on Mercury.
    • No Life 'til Metal - CD Gallery - KISS 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.nolifetilmetal.com [Source type: General]

    New York: Billboard Books. .ISBN 0-8230-8322-5. 
  • Leaf, David; Ken Sharp (2003).^ ISBN 0823083225 Leaf, David and Ken Sharp.
    • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Leaf, David and Ken Sharp.
    • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    ^ ISBN 1413485472 Leaf, David and Ken Sharp.
    • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    .Kiss: Behind the Mask: The Official Authorized Biography.^ For years I had always assumed that “Is That You?” was Paul Stanley composition and it wasn’t until the Kiss Behind the Mask book that I realized that the song was written by Gerald McMahon.
    • No Life 'til Metal - CD Gallery - KISS 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.nolifetilmetal.com [Source type: General]

    ^ KISS: Behind the Mask: The Official Authorized Biography , Warner Books, 2003.
    • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Kiss: Behind the Mask: The Official Authorized Biography , New York: Warner Books.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    .New York: Warner Books.^ Kiss Alive Forever: The Complete Touring History , New York: Billboard Books.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ Kiss: Behind the Mask: The Official Authorized Biography , New York: Warner Books.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ Kiss and Sell: The Making of a Supergroup , New York: Billboard Books.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ISBN 0-446-53073-5. 
  • Lendt, C.K. (1997). .Kiss and Sell: The Making of a Supergroup.^ Kiss and Sell: The Making of a Supergroup .
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ Kiss and Sell: The Making of a Supergroup , New York: Billboard Books.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    New York: Billboard Books. .ISBN 0-8230-7551-6. 
  • Simmons, Gene (2001).^ ISBN 0-8230-7551-6.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ Simmons, Gene (2001).
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]
    • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    ^ ISBN 060960855X. *Simmons, Gene, Paul Stanley, and Waring Abbott (2002).
    • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    .Kiss and Make-Up.^ The photos of the orchestra, and the accompanying choir were amusing as they were all painted up in Kiss make-up.
    • No Life 'til Metal - CD Gallery - KISS 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.nolifetilmetal.com [Source type: General]

    ^ KISS and Make-up .
    • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    .New York: Crown.^ Kiss and Make-Up , New York: Crown.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ISBN 0-609-60855-X. 

Further reading

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  • Gebert, Gordon G.G. and McAdams, Bob (1997).^ Gebert, Gordon G.G. and McAdams, Bob (1997).
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    Kiss & Tell. .Pitbull Publishing LLC. ISBN 0-9658794-0-2.
  • Gebert, Gordon G.G. (1999).^ Pitbull Publishing LLC. ISBN 0-9658794-0-2.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ Pitbull Publishing LLC. ISBN 0-9658794-1-0.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ Gebert, Gordon G.G. (1999).
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    .Kiss & Tell More!.^ Kiss & Tell More!
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    .Pitbull Publishing LLC. ISBN 0-9658794-1-0.
  • Gill, Julian (2005).^ ISBN 0446530735 Gill, Julian.
    • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    ^ ISBN 0823083225 Gill, Julian.
    • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Pitbull Publishing LLC. ISBN 0-9658794-0-2.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    .The Kiss Album Focus (3rd Edition), Volume 2.^ The usual subjective arguments apply to "Kissology Volume 3" that apply to previous editions of "Kissology" and any greatest hits compilation (not just by Kiss, but by anyone).
    • Rough Edge: KISS CD Reviews 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.roughedge.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Kiss Album Focus (3rd Edition), Volume 3 .
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ The Kiss Album Focus, Volume 1 (3rd Edition) , Xlibris Corporation.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    Xlibris Corporation. .ISBN 1-59926-358-0.
  • Gill, Julian (2005).^ Gill, Julian (2005).
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ ISBN 1-59926-358-0.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    .The Kiss & Related Recordings Focus: Music!^ Musically, this could very well be the best album KISS has ever recorded.
    • Kiss “Born Again” With Walmart’s “Sonic Boom”: Band Talks New LP : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Between 1976 and 1978, KISS earned $17.7 million from record royalties and music publishing.
    • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    the .Songs, the Demo, the Lyrics And Stories!
    .^ Songs, the Demo, the Lyrics And Stories!
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    Xlibris Corporation. .ISBN 1-59926-360-2.
  • Gill, Julian (2006).^ ISBN 0446530735 Gill, Julian.
    • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    ^ ISBN 0823083225 Gill, Julian.
    • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    .The Kiss Album Focus (3rd Edition), Volume 3.^ The usual subjective arguments apply to "Kissology Volume 3" that apply to previous editions of "Kissology" and any greatest hits compilation (not just by Kiss, but by anyone).
    • Rough Edge: KISS CD Reviews 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.roughedge.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The KISS Album Focus, Volume 1 (3rd Edition) .
    • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    Booksurge Publishing. ISBN 0-97222-535-8.
  • Lendt, C.K. (1997). .Kiss and Sell: The Making of a Supergroup.^ Kiss and Sell: The Making of a Supergroup .
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ Kiss and Sell: The Making of a Supergroup , New York: Billboard Books.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    Billboard Books. .ISBN 0-8230-7551-6.
  • Sherman, Dale (1997).^ ISBN 0-8230-7551-6.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ Sherman, Dale (1997).
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]
    • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    .Black Diamond: The Unauthorized Biography of Kiss.^ Eric Singer is given his first lead vocal spot on a Kiss record, singing "Black Diamond", which he belts out like the professional he is.
    • No Life 'til Metal - CD Gallery - KISS 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.nolifetilmetal.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Anyone who's heard Yoshiki's version of that classic song on the "Kiss My Ass" tribute CD knows what "Black Diamond" could have sounded like.
    • Rough Edge: KISS CD Reviews 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.roughedge.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Black Diamond: The Unauthorized Biography of Kiss .
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    .Collectors Guide Publishing Inc.^ Collectors Guide Publishing Inc.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]
    • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    .ISBN 1-896522-35-1.
  • Simmons, Gene, Paul Stanley, and Waring Abbott (2002).^ The band sounds great, tighter than ever but, of course, after 35 years together for Stanley and Simmons, you'd expect them to be.
    • Rough Edge: KISS CD Reviews 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.roughedge.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Since the 1996 reunion tour was such a success, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons decided to keep Peter Criss and Ace Frehley around for a little while longer to record a full-fledged album.
    • No Life 'til Metal - CD Gallery - KISS 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.nolifetilmetal.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley 2009 .
    • No Life 'til Metal - CD Gallery - KISS 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.nolifetilmetal.com [Source type: General]

    .Kiss: The Early Years.^ Kiss: The Early Years .
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ KISS: The Early Years .
    • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    .Three Rivers Press.^ Three Rivers Press.
    • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    .ISBN 0-609-81028-6.
  • Tomarkin, Peggy (1980).^ Tomarkin, Peggy (1980).
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]
    • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    ^ ISBN 0-609-81028-6.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    .Kiss: The Real Story, Authorized.^ Kiss: The Real Story, Authorized .
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ KISS: The Real Story, Authorized .
    • KISS (band) at AllExperts 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    Delacorte Press. .ISBN 0-440-04834-6.
  • Moore, Wendy (2004).^ ISBN 0-440-04834-6.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ Moore, Wendy (2004).
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Kiss - Biography 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    Into the Void... With Ace Frehley. Pitbull Publishing LLC. ISBN 0-9658794-4-5.

External links

Official Kiss links

Other Kiss links

Interviews


Simple English

Kiss
Origin New York City, New York, US
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal
Years active 1972–present
Labels Casablanca, Mercury, Sanctuary, Columbia, Universal Music
Associated acts E.S.P., Frehley's Comet, Union, Vinnie Vincent Invasion, Wicked Lester
Website www.kissonline.com www.kissontour.com
Members
Paul Stanley
Gene Simmons
Eric Singer
Tommy Thayer
Former members
Ace Frehley
Peter Criss
Eric Carr
Bruce Kulick
Vinnie Vincent
Mark St. John

Kiss is an American hard rock/heavy metal band. The band started in the early 1970s. They formed in New York City in 1973. The original members are Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley. They are most famous for their stage show and songs like "Rock and Roll All Nite" (1975), "Strutter" (1974) and "Detroit Rock City" (1976).

Contents

Current members

  • Paul Stanley - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
  • Gene Simmons - Bass Guitar, Vocals
  • Tommy Thayer - Lead Guitar
  • Eric Singer - Drums, Vocals

Past members

  • Ace Frehley - Lead Guitar, Vocals
  • Peter Criss - Drums, Vocals
  • Eric Carr - Drums, Vocals
  • Vinnie Vincent - Lead Guitar, Vocals
  • Mark St. John - Lead Guitar, Vocals
  • Bruce Kulick - Lead Guitar, Vocals

Albums

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