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New York City, USA (1973 – present)

There are two artists with this name:

1) Kiss, American rock band
2) Kiss, Korean pop trio

Kiss is an American band that formed in New York City, USA in 1973. The group has performed and recorded continuously since their formation. KISS has sold over 100 million albums worldwide and has been awarded 45 gold albums to date, and has certified sales of 19 million records in the U.S. Their latest album is 2012’s ‘Monster’.

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 fire-breathing, blood spitting, smoking guitars and pyrotechnics. Inspired by energetic artists such as Alice Cooper and cult works of American horror and science fiction, they had their biggest commercial success in the , influencing many later and artists. They continue to play to a massive fan-base known as the ‘Kiss Army’.

The original lineup of Gene Simmons (bass and vocals), Paul Stanley (rhythm guitar and vocals), Ace Frehley (lead guitar and vocals) and Peter Criss (drums and vocals) became the most successful and identifiable in the band’s history, and released a series of gold and platinum albums throughout the 1970s. Due to substance abuse problems and creative differences, both Peter Criss and Ace Frehley were out of the group by 1982. The band’s commercial fortunes had also waned considerably by that point.


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  • Yelyah-Williams

    Korean pop Kiss > dadrock Kiss

    16 Aug 2:07am Reply
  • songfactslastfm

    "I'm the guy who says 'Jump!' when there's a guy on top of a building." - Gene Simmons of Kiss talks about his lack of sympathy for depression sufferers, why the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame "has become a sham," his dislike for hip-hop acts and much more in this controversial interview with Songfacts:

    9 Aug 12:58am Reply
  • StupidCupcake

    Forever. ♥

    8 Aug 7:38pm Reply
  • martu12

    *drops a deuce*

    29 Jul 3:20am Reply
  • ShaithisFerenc

    #‎BULLSHITOFTHEYEAR‬: KISS’ Gene Simmons tells “Poor People” to “Try Being Nice to Rich People” It’s not uncommon for "stars" to play down their wealth, the better to connect with many of the much less affluent fans who helped make them rich and famous in the first place. Kiss co-founder Gene Simmons is certifiably not one of them. Asked by U-T San Diego Simmons boasts: “I have been part of the 1 percent for the past 30 years!!!” What’s it like being part of the 1 percent? “It’s fantastic!” he replied. “The 1 percent pays 80 percent of all taxes. Fifty percent of the population of the U.S. pays no taxes. The 1 percent provides all the jobs for everybody else. If the 1 percent didn’t exist, there would be chaos and the American economy would drop dead. Try being nice to rich people. I don’t remember the last poor person who gave me a job.”

    22 Jul 11:33am Reply
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  • lex6x6x6

    v fucking troll

    19 Jul 4:45pm Reply
  • grisha_leps

    Kiss - главный позор рок-музыки!

    15 Jul 9:52pm Reply
  • Mastah_Ev

    they know how to rock the hell out of you, yes they do, yes they do

    9 Jul 10:03am Reply
  • Inacces

    I Was Made for Lovin' You

    7 Jul 11:03am Reply
  • psychoma

    KISS music is pure magic.

    6 Jul 4:30am Reply
  • drochlen

    В детстве очень понравились из-за грима. Помню дико доставили их самые известные песни I Was Made for Lovin' You и Rock And Roll All Nite. По сути, эта группа заложила мне любовь к року. Как-то решил ознакомиться с альбомами и просто охуел от концентрации унылого ссаного говна. После этого мне стали понятны претензии к этой группе со стороны труЪ-ценителей классической рок-сцены. Это было огромное разочарование.

    1 Jul 8:39am Reply
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  • Tradzhano

    Sensational group.

    19 Jun 6:03pm Reply
  • Chuzhbogh

    This is the softest "Hard" Rock band i ever had to listen to.

    6 Jun 11:25am Reply
  • BluesAtSix

    I was Kiss Alive 2 my first LP to me from my saved allowance I still today have shopped protects this treasure

    31 May 8:08am Reply
  • MosherSam13

    money driven or not, I'd still love to see them live

    26 May 9:22pm Reply
  • mefurgly

    this band is like comfort food

    17 May 5:23pm Reply
  • WarriorJones

    It doesn't bother me that $ motivated (and still motivates) a lot of what they do, because I like a lot of their music and have tons and tons of fun with it.

    14 May 6:53pm Reply
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