KISS

KISS

American hard rock band
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KISS

Kiss (often stylized as KISS) is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley. Well known for its members' face paint and stage outfits, the group rose to prominence in the mid-to-late 1970s with their elaborate live performances, which featured fire breathing, blood-spitting, smoking guitars, shooting rockets, levitating drum kits, and pyrotechnics. The band has gone through several lineup changes, with Stanley and Simmons the only remaining original members. The original and best-known lineup consisted of Stanley (vocals and rhythm guitar), Simmons (vocals and bass), Frehley (lead guitar and vocals), and Criss (drums and vocals).

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Origin
New York City, New York, United States_|_New York City, New York, U.S._|_New York City, United States
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Genre
Hard rock · heavy metal · glam metal · shock rock
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Years active
1973–present
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Label
Casablanca · Mercury · Roadrunner · Kiss · Universal Music Group · Universal
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Associated acts
  • E.S.P.
  • Frehley's Comet
  • Union
  • Vinnie Vincent Invasion
  • Wicked Lester
  • Alice Cooper
  • Black Sabbath
  • White Tiger
  • Black 'n Blue
  • Avantasia
  • Badlands
  • Blackjack
  • Chelsea
  • Momoiro Clover Z
  • Frehley's Comet
  • Eric Singer Project
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FEATURED DISCOGRAPHY

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ADDITIONAL DETAILS

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  • Band members have included Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Eric Carr, Vinnie Vincent, Mark St. John, Bruce Kulick, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer.
  • Kiss has released two different types of alcohol beverages known as the "Zin Fire Wine" and the "KISS Destroyer Beer". Both will be released only in Europe.
  • According to Bruce Kulick, Eric Carr was the most fan-friendly member of the group. He would answer every piece of fan mail he received, and sometimes even call the fans. Kulick recalls him signing autographs for fans in freezing weather outside of their hotel because the fans weren't allowed in the lobby.
  • In 1977, Kiss was named the most popular band in America in a Gallup Poll.
  • Most music critics hated the band. They are not considered great musicians, but are known for their live performances, which their core fans, The KISS Army, loves.

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