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Background information
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genre(s) Heavy Metal
Years active 1973—present
Label(s) Roadrunner Records
Mercury Records
Casablanca Records
Associated acts Gene Simmons
Eric Singer Project
White Tiger
Website Website
Paul Stanley
Gene Simmons
Tommy Thayer
Eric Singer
Former members
Peter Criss
Ace Frehley
Eric Carr
Vinnie Vincent
Mark St. John
Bruce Kulick

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KISS Overview


Kiss (often stylized as KISS) is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973. 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, shooting rockets, levitating drum kits and pyrotechnics. Kiss has been awarded 24 gold albums to date. The band has sold more than 40 million albums in the United States, of which 19 million have been certified by the RIAA, and their worldwide sales exceeds 100 million albums.

Sonic Boom (2009) Kiss Symphony: Alive IV (2003) Psycho Circus (1998) Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions (1997) KISS Unplugged (1996) Alive III (1993) Revenge (1992) Hot in the Shade (1989) Crazy Nights (1987) Asylum (1985)

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KISS Recording 'Rockin'' New Album, Gene Simmons Reveals

April 18, 2011
KISS star Gene Simmons has revealed that the band have begun work on their new album. The group, who released their last album 'Sonic Boom' in 2009, are recording their latest effort in Ls Angeles.   Read more 

Kiss, The Cure, Billy Joel For Paul McCartney Covers Album

April 11, 2011
Kiss, The Cure and Billy Joel will all feature on a new Paul McCartney covers album, it has been reported. The singer is planning to make a new album featuring covers of his solo material and Wings tracks which will also feature his son James.   Read more 

Kiss' Gene Simmons Slams The X Factor, Simon Cowell And Cheryl Cole

November 23, 2010
Kiss frontman Gene Simmons has now joined a number of musicians to slam the X Factor and its judging panel. Simmons believes he is more skilled than any of the X Factor judges - and that Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh know nothing about music.  Read more 

KISS Websites Hacked After Gene Simmons File-Sharing Comments

October 15, 2010
Websites belonging to KISS’s Gene Simmons have been hacked following the bassist’s recent comments about illegal downloading. Last week, Simmons urged musicians to protect their catalogue and “sue everybody” who shared their music illegally.  Read more 

KISS' Gene Simmons: Music Industry Didn't Have Balls To Sue File-Sharers

October 8, 2010
KISS star Gene Simmons has accused the music industry of not reacting fast enough to curb the problem of illegal file-sharing. The bassist said lawsuits should have been issued against illegal downloaders sooner and that the error had cost “hundreds of thousands of jobs” in the industry.  Read more 

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