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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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  • 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
  • Carpe4Diem

    Кроме заглавных хитов больше слушать ничего не могу, остальное сплошное однообразие и самокопирование.

    9 Sep 6:20pm Reply
  • Rubberbandman16

    Can't believe it's been 40 years. Thanks for the kick ass music

    2 Sep 6:18pm Reply
  • Storchel

    My gut is always itching when I see them with their ridiculous make-up and these crazy tongues

    31 Aug 7:47am Reply
  • PIXYFALSE_

    Are we going to see capitalized KISS ever again?

    28 Aug 1:51pm Reply
  • 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: http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/gene_simmons_of_kiss/

    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
  • darkgnome

    meh.

    22 Jul 7:55am Reply
  • 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
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