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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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    12 Dec 11:34pm Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    KISS rocks! They were at the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! :P

    11 Dec 11:24pm Reply
  • lex6x6x6

    только вот всякие петухи хейтят [2] in other words, fuck the little-silly-stupid haters

    3 Dec 7:04pm Reply
  • PrincessTyphoon

    the worst band ever? maybe

    29 Nov 9:21am Reply
  • Ondri-

    RIP Eric Carr. 23 years ago today :(

    24 Nov 5:41pm Reply
  • JustShades

    Saw them Live in the Syracuse War Memorial in 1981 .... Great "HOT" Show

    20 Nov 2:55am Reply
  • JustShades

    I bought my first album in 1977 - Kiss Alive 2 and loved them ever since then.

    20 Nov 2:10am Reply
  • RachelCarrie

    Reason To Live ♥

    16 Nov 9:26pm Reply
  • Vlad_Butterfly

    Заебись группешник, только вот всякие петухи хейтят. Ну и хрен с ними, с петухами.

    13 Nov 7:16pm Reply
  • ToPPs_Rocker

    The Kings of Rock n Roll and still going strong after 40 years!

    10 Nov 6:33pm Reply
  • Chewpac

    i like kiss because rock purists hate kiss and they get mad if i tell them i like kiss. also they heavy af

    8 Nov 5:59am Reply
  • cherupii

    OG visual kei

    3 Nov 4:40pm Reply
  • Gurgenium

    First I learned about them from Family Guy. And I was sure that it was non-existent group. Too many stereotypes collected.

    28 Oct 1:50pm Reply
  • Octaviobanake

    Korean pop Kiss > dadrock Kiss [2]

    27 Oct 4:27pm Reply
  • sebaz-5

    the best!! *-*

    30 Sep 4:47pm Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Kiss

    29 Sep 4:11pm Reply
  • DesunotoK

    worst band ever

    26 Sep 6:41pm Reply
  • ovuervoqavtalmo

    I am Brazilian and i accept any friend request. I'm open to new artists and of various rhythms from all corners of the world. I always want to know more. Anyone with information is only pass that I accept and hear, and if you want, I also have a lot of good Brazilian music to display. Let's listen to music!

    17 Sep 5:10pm Reply
  • TheMoralCrusade

    …Cheesy, but OK.

    16 Sep 2:13pm Reply
  • cbn620

    if you don't like KISS then you can KISS my butt!!!!!!!!!!!!

    9 Sep 11:27pm Reply
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