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Seller: edithian (30) 95.7%, Location: Spain, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 163472642525 GENE SIMMONS - KRR #1* 1978 DEMOS 1.See You In Your Dreams 2.True Confessions 3.Man Of 1000 Faces 4.Howlin For Your Love 5.Im Not Looking For A Romance 6.Love Em Leave Em (ReRechording) 7.See You Tonite 8.Reputation 9.Its Gonna Be Alright 10.Love Is Blind 11.Fourever 12.Heartthrob 13.Bad Bad Lovin 14.Love Come To Me KEEL (1985) 15.Easier Said Than Done 16.So Many Girls So Little Time 17.Get Down BLACK 'N BLUE (1986) 18.Nasty Nasty 19.I Want It AllI Want It Now 20.Does She Or Doesnt She *FAN CLUB EDITION ONLY, SOUND QUALITY MAY NOT BE THE BEST ------------------------------------------------------------------------ GENE SIMMONS Background information Birth name Chaim Witz Also known as The Demon The God of Thunder Dr. Love Reginald Van Helsing Born August 25, 1949 Tirat Carmel, Israel Genres Hard rock Occupation(s) Musician · singer-songwriter · record producer · actor · entrepreneur · television personality Instruments Vocals · bass guitar Years active 1970–present Associated acts Kiss · Wicked Lester Gene Klein (born Chaim Witz (Hebrew: ???? ????, [xa'im 'vit?s]; August 25, 1949), known professionally as Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor, author, and television personality. Also known by his stage persona The Demon, he is the bassist and co-lead singer of Kiss, the rock band he co-founded with lead singer and rhythm guitarist Paul Stanley in the early 1970s. Early life Simmons was born as Chaim Witz on August 25, 1949, at Rambam Hospital, in Haifa, Israel, to Jewish emigrants from Hungary. His mother, Florence Klein (originally Flóra Kovács), was born in Jánd, and survived internment in Nazi concentration camps.[1] She and her brother, Larry Klein, were the only members of the family to survive the Holocaust. His father, Ferenc "Feri" Yehiel Witz, was a carpenter. Simmons spent his early childhood in Tirat Carmel, and was raised in a Jewish household. He practiced playing his guitar for hours on end.[2] He has said that his family was "dirt poor," scraping by on rationed bread and milk.[3] At age seven, he began to pick wild fruit and sell it on roadsides together with a friend.[4] At age eight, he immigrated to the United States with his mother and settled in New York City. His father remained in Israel, where he had one other son and three daughters. In the United States, Simmons changed his name to Eugene Klein (later Gene Klein), adopting his mother's maiden name. At age nine, he briefly attended a Jewish religious school, Yeshiva Torah Vodaas, before transferring to a public school.[5] Before his musical career began, Simmons worked a variety of jobs in the city. An "excellent typist", he served as an assistant to an editor of the fashion magazine Vogue, and also spent several months as a sixth grade instructor on the Upper West Side.[6] A significant influence on Simmons was the Beatles. "There is no way I'd be doing what I do now if it wasn't for the Beatles. I was watching The Ed Sullivan Show and I saw them. Those skinny little boys, kind of androgynous, with long hair like girls. It blew me away that these four boys [from] the middle of nowhere could make that music."[7] Kiss Gene Simmons as "The Demon", 2010 Simmons became involved with his first band, Lynx, then renamed the Missing Links, when he was a teenager. Eventually, he disbanded the band to form the Long Island Sounds, the name being a pun on Long Island Sound. While he played in these bands, he worked at odd jobs on the side to make more money, including trading used comic books. Simmons attended Sullivan County Community College in Loch Sheldrake, New York. He joined a new band, Bullfrog Bheer, and the band recorded a demo, "Leeta"; this was later included on the Kiss box set.[citation needed] Simmons formed the rock band Wicked Lester in the early 1970s with Stanley Eisen (now known as Paul Stanley) and recorded one album, which was never released. Dissatisfied with Wicked Lester's sound and look, Simmons and Stanley attempted to fire their band members; they were met with resistance, and they quit Wicked Lester, walking away from their record deal with Epic Records. They decided to form the "ultimate rock band", and started looking for a drummer. Simmons and Stanley found an ad placed by George Peter John Criscuola (known as Peter Criss) who was playing clubs in Brooklyn at the time; they joined and started out as a trio. During this time, Criss and Simmons also appeared on an unreleased album by Captain Sanity together with members from Criss' previous band Chelsea. Paul Frehley (better known as Ace Frehley) responded to an ad they put in The Village Voice for a lead guitar player, and soon joined them. Kiss released their self-titled debut album in February 1974. Stanley took on the role of lead performer on stage, while Simmons became the driving force behind what became an extensive Kiss merchandising franchise. The eye section of his "Demon" makeup with Kiss came from the wing design of comic book character Black Bolt.[8] Simmons' 'The Demon' make-up In 1983, when the fame of Kiss was waning, the members took off their trademark make-up and enjoyed a resurgence in popularity that continued into the 1990s. At this time, Peter Criss, the original drummer, was voted out of the band, and a replacement was sought to fill his vacancy. The new drummer was Paul Charles Caravello, who went by the stage name of Eric Carr, and played for Kiss from 1980 until his death in 1991. The band hosted its own fan conventions in 1995, and fan feedback about the original Kiss members reunion influenced the highly successful 1996–1997 Alive Worldwide reunion tour. In 1998, the band released Psycho Circus. Since then, the original line-up has once again dissolved, with Tommy Thayer replacing Ace Frehley on lead guitar and Eric Singer (who performed with Kiss from 1991 through 1996) replacing Peter Criss on drums. Playing style Among most Kiss songs, lead vocal duties are spit between Simmons and rhythm guitarist Paul Stanley. Some notable songs featuring Simmons singing lead include "Rock and Roll All Nite", "A World Without Heroes", "I Love It Loud", "Calling Dr. Love", "Unholy", "Spit" (second lead vocals), "Boomerang", and "You Wanted the Best" (first lead vocals), among others. Stage makeup and persona In addition to playing bass, Simmons is known for his large tongue and on stage is known for his demonic figure by spitting fire and vomiting stage blood. During an interview in 1999, Simmons was asked about the source and significance of Kiss' stage makeup and personas: I've always been a fan of Americana, and Americana has always been about imagery, often above content. I think there's nothing wrong with that. The world worships this culture. Most people only think about America in terms of rock & roll, movies and television. Kiss is very all-American, in the sense that our constituency has never had anything in common with critics ... because our power, our lifeblood, our very reason for existence is our fans. Without them, we'd be nothing. Personal life Gene Simmons fire breathing. Simmons is a science fiction and comic book fan and published several science fiction fanzines, among them Id, Cosmos (which eventually merged with Stilletto to become Cosmos-Stilletto and then Faun), Tinderbox, Sci-Fi Showcase, Mantis and Adventure. He also contributed to other fanzines, among them BeABohema and Sirruish.[9] By 1977, however, he would write in a letter of comment to Janus, "I haven't been active [in fandom] for about five years".[10] Simmons lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife, Canadian former Playboy Playmate and actress Shannon Lee Tweed. Although they began dating in 1983, they did not marry until 28 years later.[11] Simmons often joked that he and Tweed were "happily unmarried" for over 20 years. He also often stated, "Marriage is an institution, and I don't want to live in an institution". Simmons and Tweed wed on October 1, 2011, at the Beverly Hills Hotel.[11][12][13] They have two children: a son, Nick (born January 22, 1989), and a daughter, Sophie (born July 7, 1992). He formerly had live-in relationships with Cher and Diana Ross,[14] revealing that he fell in love with Ross while dating Cher.[15] Simmons can speak Hungarian, German, English, Hebrew and some Japanese.[14] Homecoming visit to Israel In March 2011, Simmons visited his home country, Israel. He described the trip as a "life changing experience". He talked about how he still feels that he is an Israeli: "I'm Israeli. I'm a stranger in America. I'm an outsider".[16] While there, Simmons met his half-brother Kobi, and triplet half-sisters Drora, Sharon, and Ogenia.[17] Simmons has plans to take Kiss to Israel. He has said that he is an ardent supporter of Israel.[18] At a press conference in Israel, he spoke in both Hebrew and English.[19] Political views Simmons was a supporter of the foreign policy of the George W. Bush administration.[20] He supported the 2003 invasion of Iraq, writing on his website: "I'm ashamed to be surrounded by people calling themselves liberal who are, in my opinion, spitting on the graves of brave American soldiers who gave their life to fight a war that wasn't theirs... in a country they've never been to... simply to liberate the people therein".[21] In a follow-up, Simmons explained his position and wrote about his love and support for the United States: "I wasn't born here. But I have a love for this country and its people that knows no bounds. I will forever be grateful to America for going into World War II, when it had nothing to gain, in a country that was far away... and rescued my mother from the Nazi German concentration camps. She is alive and I am alive because of America. And, if you have a problem with America, you have a problem with me".[21] During the 2006 Lebanon War between Israel and Lebanon, Simmons sent a televised message of support (in both English and Hebrew) to an Israeli soldier seriously wounded in fighting in Lebanon, calling him his "hero".[22] In 2010, Simmons said he regretted voting for Barack Obama and criticized the 2009 health care reforms.[23] Following Obama's 2011 speech on the Middle East in which the President called on Israel and the Palestinians to negotiate a settlement "based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps",[24] Simmons told CNBC that Obama was gravely misguided. "If you have never been to the moon, you can't issue policy about the moon. For the president to be sitting in Washington D.C. and saying, 'Go back to your '67 borders in Israel' – how about you live there and try to defend an indefensible border – nine miles (14 km) wide?" Simmons also accused the United Nations of being "the most pathetic body on the face of the earth".[25] During his visit to Israel in 2011, he stated that the artists refusing to perform in Israel for political reasons are "stupid".[26] In an April 2012 interview, Simmons endorsed Republican Mitt Romney for President: "America should be in business and it should be run by a businessman".[27] On November 6, 2015, he attended a Friends of the Israel Defense Forces gala in Beverly Hills, which raised more than $31 million.[28] Philanthropy Simmons is a known advocate for ChildFund International's work. He traveled to Zambia during his Gene Simmons Family Jewels show to visit several of his sponsored children, of whom he has more than 1400.[29] Simmons said that the trip "[was] a stark reminder that life doesn't treat everyone the same".[30] Simmons' family received the MEND Humanitarian Award for their philanthropic efforts and support for Mending Kids International at the organization's annual gala on November 9, 2013. The award was presented by Mel Gibson.[31] In his acceptance speech, Simmons spoke of his own difficult childhood in Israel in a bullet-riddled house. He recalled his mother's excitement when they received a CARE box one day.[32] Simmons helped found "The Children Matter", which is a collaborative initiative with the charity MATTER that fights to get kids around the world access to health care.[33] Controversy On November 16, 2017, Simmons made an appearance on Fox & Friends to promote a new book, but shortly afterward, he burst into a staff meeting uninvited, yanking his shirt and telling jokes. The next day, on November 17, Fox News announced that Simmons had been banned for life from their program.[34][35][36] Other projects On August 15, 2013, Simmons, Paul Stanley and manager Doc McGhee became a part of the ownership group that created the LA Kiss Arena Football League team, which plays their home games at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The team has since folded. He has his own magazine, Gene Simmons Tongue Magazine, his own label, Simmons Records, and animated series, My Dad the Rock Star. Public statements and image Promiscuity In February 2002, Simmons was interviewed on the NPR radio show Fresh Air and asked about his claim of having had ses with 4,600 women. He told Terry Gross: "If you want to welcome me with open arms, I'm afraid you're also going to have to welcome me with open legs", paraphrasing a lyric from the Who's 1981 song "You Better You Bet". Gross replied: "That's a really obnoxious thing to say". At the time, Simmons refused to grant permission to NPR to make the interview available online.[37] However, it appears in print in Gross's book All I Did Was Ask and unauthorized transcripts are available. NPR re-broadcast part of the interview in August 2007.[38] In a 2014 interview with The Huffington Post, Simmons noted he was upset over what he perceived as Gross's "holier-than-thou" attitude, which included mislabeling his band Kiss as "the Kiss".[39] Islam comments in Australia In 2004, during an interview in Melbourne, Australia, while talking about Islamic extremists, Simmons described Islam as a "vile culture", saying that Muslim women had to walk behind their husbands and were not allowed to be educated or to own houses. He said: "They want to come and live right where you live and they think that you're evil." Australia's Muslim of the Year Susan Carland argued that Simmons' stereotyping of Muslims was inaccurate.[40] Simmons later clarified his comments on his website, saying he had been talking specifically about Muslim extremists.[41] Defamation lawsuit by former girlfriend[ In 2005, Simmons was sued by a former girlfriend, Georgeann Walsh Ward, who said she had been "defamed" in the VH1 documentary When Kiss Ruled the World and portrayed as an "unchaste woman".[42] A settlement was reached in June 2006.[43] Views on musical piracy In 2007, Simmons openly spoke out against music piracy, and called for file-sharers to be sued.[44] A year later, he threatened further lawsuits, and to withhold new recordings, if file-sharing continued. In 2010, Anonymous staged a DDoS on his website, prompting Simmons to hit back with provocative comments once he was back online, at which point Anonymous staged a second DDoS, taking Simmons' site down again.[45] Comments on suicide and depression In August 2014, Simmons made comments in an interview with Songfacts.com that seemed to openly encourage people with depression to kill themselves. The comments drew criticism from Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe who had suffered from depression in the past.[46] Following his comments, both Triple M and Power 97 stated that they were pulling all Kiss songs from their lineup in protest.[47] Simmons later clarified his comments and apologized for the incident.[48] Decline of music industry In September 2014, Simmons said "The death of rock was not a natural death. Rock did not die of old age. It was murdered". Simmons blames file sharing and the fact that no one values music "enough to pay you for it" for the decline of the rock music scene.[49] Film and television career Simmons has been involved with such television projects as: My Dad the Rock Star,[11] a cartoon by the Canadian animation company Nelvana, about the mild mannered son of a Gene Simmons-like rock star Mr. Romance, a show created and hosted by Simmons on the Oxygen cable television channel Rock School, a UK reality show in which Simmons tries to make a rock band out of a group of students of Christ's Hospital School in the first season, and in the second, a group of kids from a comprehensive school in Lowestoft Gene Simmons Family Jewels,[50] a reality show documenting the personal lives of Simmons, his wife, his son and daughter On March 9, 2011, Simmons and Kiss co-founder Paul Stanley and E! Entertainment announced that they have finalized a production and development deal to create an as-yet-untitled comedic half-hour kids' television series.[51] Simmons appeared as a psychic working at the Mystic Journey Bookstore in Venice, California on the American hidden camera prank TV series I Get That a Lot.[52] He also guest-starred as himself in the 2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode Long Road Home. He also performed in the 1984 Michael Crichton thriller movie Runaway starring Tom Selleck, Cynthia Rhodes and Kirstie Alley and the 1987 Gary Sherman movie Wanted: Dead or Alive starring Rutger Hauer.[53] In March 2015 founded the film production company Erebus Pictures[54] and announced as the first project was the Horror-thriller film Armed Response.[55] Awards and recognition On January 28, 2011, Simmons was in Dallas, Texas, to host the Aces & Angels Salute to the Troops charity event. Simmons was presented the key to the city, and a street (Gene Simmons Boulevard) was named for him. Simmons and Tweed also visited the U.S. Army base at Fort Hood to support the troops as a part of the Aces & Angels event. On June 15 of the same year he was given the key to the city in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 2012, Simmons was awarded the Golden God award by the Revolver magazine.[56] In 2013, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History accepted an autographed Gene Simmons Axe bass into their collection. The Smithsonian wrote, in part: "The bass will now be cared for in our permanent collections... We are happy to include the Axe bass as it relates to the impact Mr. Simmons and his band Kiss have had on American culture, especially in the creation of a unique and iconic brand that has been embraced by fans worldwide ... The story of Mr. Simmons' American experience deserves to be preserved. An immigrant and son of a holocaust survivor, he used creative vision and entrepreneurial acumen to make a significant impact for our nation's popular culture, becoming an iconic figure in American music and entertainment."[57] Simmons is an honorary board member of Little Kids Rock, a national nonprofit that works to restore and revitalize music education in disadvantaged U.S. public schools. A&E’s Gene Simmons Family Jewels visited a Little Kids Rock classroom and featured the segment on the show. He also decorated a guitar for auction with his son Nick.[58] On December 15, 2014, Simmons was awarded the Golden Medal by the Reial Circle Artístic de Barcelona (Royal Artistic Circle of Barcelona).[59] Filmography 1978 Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park The Demon Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley TV movie 1984 Runaway Dr. Charles Luther 1986 Trick or Treat Nuke (radio DJ) 1986 Never Too Young to Die Carruthers / Velvet Von Ragner 1987 Wanted: Dead or Alive Malak Al Rahim 1988 The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years Himself Paul Stanley Documentary 1989 Red Surf Doc 1999 Detroit Rock City Himself Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley Simmons also produced 2002 The New Guy Reverend 2002 Wish You Were Dead Vinny 2008 Detroit Metal City Jack lll Dark Japanese movie 2009 Extract[60] Joe Adler 2010 Expecting Mary Taylor 2010 Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage Himself Documentary 2013 Sample This: The Incredible Story of the Incredible Bongo Band Himself Documentary 2015 Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery The Demon Paul Stanley, Eric Singer, Tommy Thayer Voice only 2016 We Are X Himself Documentary 2016 Temple TBA Post-production 2016 Why Him? Himself Paul Stanley Cameo 2017 Armed Response TBA Untitled Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery Sequel[61] The Demon Tommy Thayer[61] Voice only Television appearances 1974 The Mike Douglas Show June 11, 1974 Himself Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley Kiss' first national television appearance, performed "Firehouse". 1976 The Paul Lynde Halloween Special October 29, 1976 Himself Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley Performed "Detroit Rock City," "King of the Night Time World," and "Beth" 1979 Tomorrow Himself Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley 1985 Miami Vice "Prodigal Son" Newton Blade 1986 The Hitchhiker "O.D.Feelin'" January 28, 1986 Mr. Big 1997 Action League Now! "Rock-A-Big-Baby" Toy version of himself Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley Performed "Rock and Roll All Nite" 1998 MADtv[62] October 31, 1998 (#406) Himself Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley. Halloween special; performed in five sketches 1998 Millennium "...Thirteen Years Later" October 30, 1998 Hector Leachman Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, Ace Frehley 2000 "That 70's Show" "Red sees Red" as The Devil 2001 Family Guy "A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas" Animated version of himself Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley 2001 Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? May 27, 2001 Himself Won $32,000 for a charity 2001 The Daily Show with Jon Stewart[63] June 12, 2001 Himself Almost licked Jon Stewart's face in response to Jon being unable to explain the difference between pleasure and joy to a man with a 'twelve-inch tongue' 2002 Family Guy "Road to Europe" Animated version of himself Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley Lois Griffin claims she dated Gene Simmons while they were in high school, and calls him by his birth name, Chaim Witz. 2002 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno September 6, 2002 Himself 2003 King of the Hill "Reborn to Be Wild" Jessie 2004 Third Watch "Higher Calling" Donald Mann 2004 Third Watch "Monsters" Donald Mann 2004 Third Watch "More Monsters" Donald Mann 2005 American Idol "Auditions: New Orleans" Himself- guest judge 2005 Family Guy "Don't Make Me Over" Animated version of himself/ Prisoner No. 3 2005 Mind of Mencia Episode #1.7 Himself 2006 The View August 1, 2006 Himself Promotional appearance for Gene Simmons Family Jewels 2007 SpongeBob SquarePants "20,000 Patties Under the Sea" Sea Monster 2007 Shrink Rap "Gene Simmons" Himself UK's More4 show 2008 Entertainment Tonight January 2, 2008 Himself 2008 Jimmy Kimmel Live! January 18, 2008 Himself 2008 Rachael Ray March 11, 2008 Himself 2008 Criss Angel Mindfreak "Mindfreaking with the Stars" Himself 2008 Ugly Betty "The Kids Are Alright" Himself 2008 Ugly Betty "A Thousand Words by Friday" Himself 2008 Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Episode #3.9 Himself Won $500,000 for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation charity 2008 The Celebrity Apprentice First three episodes Himself Won $20,000 for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation charity; Fired in the third episode 2008 Jingles[64] Celebrity judge Mark Burnett reality show 2009 Glenn Martin DDS Glenn Gary, Glenn Martin himself 2009 American Idol Season Finale Himself Eric Singer, Tommy Thayer, Paul Stanley Performed medley of 3 songs with contestant Adam Lambert 2009 The Fairly OddParents "Wishology – Part 1: The Big Beginning" Animated version of himself Eric Singer, Tommy Thayer, Paul Stanley 2009 The Fairly OddParents "Wishology – Part 3: The Final Ending" Animated version of himself Eric Singer, Tommy Thayer, Paul Stanley 2010 I Get That a Lot Episode 2 As Himself Simmons appeared as a psychic working at the Mystic Journey Bookstore in Venice, California 2010 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Episode 160 As Himself Kiss made a personal appearance during the Wagstaff family's vacation in Disneyland and honored them as special guests at one of their concerts. Kiss also made a personal appearance at a local school where a donation of new musical instruments was made in the Wagstaff family's name. 2010 I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band! Episode 1 And 5 As Himself Discussing the requirements of being in a rock band. 2011 Castle To Love and Die in LA As Himself 2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Long Road Home As Himself 2014 American Idol Season 13 Finale Himself Eric Singer, Tommy Thayer, Paul Stanley Performed with Caleb Johnson 2014 Welcome to Sweden S1 Ep4: Get a Job/Farthinder Himself 2015 Scorpion S2 Ep1: Himself 30 September 2015, Himself, Interview 2016 Angie Tribeca (2016 TBS TV Series) S1 Ep9: Himself 2018 Jeopardy!, October 31 episode Himself Reading clues about Halloween in costume and makeup. As a publicity stunt, Alex Trebek was briefly made up and costumed as Simmons. Short video of that appeared as a commercial bump; longer video posted to show web site. Video games Year Video Game Role 2014 Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff Himself Music video appearances In 1994, Simmons appears as auditioning for the band with actor Al Lewis & comedian Gilbert Gottfried in a music video for "I'll Talk My Way Out Of It" by Howard Stern comedian Stuttering John. In 2007, he appeared alongside other celebrities, as well as regular people, in the music video for "Rockstar" by Nickelback. Video game appearances Gene Simmons is a playable character in Tony Hawk's Underground, unlocked when completing the story mode on Normal difficulty, and also appears with his Kiss bandmates in the Hotter Than Hell level to play one of three songs upon collecting the four K-I-S-S letters. Gene Simmons' Kiss character, The Demon, is a playable character in Kiss: Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child. Simmons also has a large role in the 2010 music video game Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. In addition to narrating the main storyline, voicing the character Demigod of Rock in cutscenes, and doing advertising for the game, the Kiss song "Love Gun" is playable. Discography Studio albums Gene Simmons (1978) Asshole (2004) Box sets Vault (2017) DVDs Speaking in Tongues (2004) Publishing career In 2002, Simmons launched Gene Simmons' Tongue, a men's lifestyle magazine.[65] The magazine lasted five issues before being discontinued. Other ventures In 1976-77, Simmons signed a management/production contract with the band Van Halen. He produced a Van Halen demo tape and attempted to find a record deal for the band with a variety of major record labels. When no deal materialised, he released them from their contract.[citation needed] From 2006–2008, Simmons served in a marketing and publicity role with the Indy Racing League.[66] In 2012, Simmons partnered with Paul Stanley and three other investors to form the restaurant franchise Rock & Brews. In 2017, Simmons launched "The Vault" which is a compilation of all of his major works selling for $2,000.[67] In 2018, Simmons was named as "Chief Evangelist Officer" of the Canadian cannabis company Invictus MD Strategies.[68] Simmons also holds a large investment stake in the company.[69] Published works Me, Inc.: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business , Gene Simmons (ISBN 0-062-32261-3) Kiss and Make-Up, Gene Simmons (ISBN 0-609-81002-2) Sex Money Kiss, Gene Simmons (ISBN 1-893224-86-4) Kiss: The Early Years, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley (ISBN 0-609-81028-6) Kiss: Behind the Mask, David Leaf and Ken Sharp (ISBN 978-0-446-69524-4) Ladies of the Night: A Historical and Personal Perspective on the Oldest Profession in the World, Gene Simmons (ISBN 1-59777-501-0) External links Categories: 1949 births Living people Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees 20th-century American male actors 21st-century American male actors American operatic baritones American male bloggers American bloggers American male film actors American film producers American heavy metal bass guitarists Male bass guitarists American heavy metal singers American rock bass guitarists American investors American magazine publishers (people) American male singer-songwriters American singer-songwriters American people of German-Jewish descent American people of Hungarian-Jewish descent American record producers American rock songwriters Television producers from New York City American male television actors American male video game actors American male voice actors Businesspeople from New York City Children of Holocaust survivors English-language singers of Israel Israeli bloggers Israeli emigrants to the United States Israeli male film actors Israeli film producers Israeli heavy metal bass guitarists Israeli heavy metal singers Israeli rock singers Israeli investors Israeli Jews Israeli magazine publishers (people) Israeli male singers Israeli people of German-Jewish descent Israeli people of Hungarian-Jewish descent Israeli record producers Israeli songwriters Israeli bass guitarists Israeli male television actors Israeli television producers Israeli male voice actors Jewish American male actors Jewish American musicians Jewish musicians Jewish singers Kiss (band) members Male actors from New York City People from Haifa People from Staten Island Science fiction fans Singers from New York City 20th-century American singers 21st-century American singers Toy collectors Jewish rock musicians Jewish heavy metal musicians People with acquired American citizenship Guitarists from New York City American male guitarists American guitarists Critics of the United Nations 20th-century American guitarists Although Gene Simmons found fame as a blood-spurting, fire-breathing, bass-playing demon with Kiss, his early years were about as far removed as you can possibly get from the notorious heavy metal band. Born August 25, 1949, and named Chaim Witz, he and his mother left Israel by the late '50s, relocating to the United States (New York City, to be exact). Witz's name was then changed to Gene Klein, as he discovered comic books and rock & roll soon after (he was even being groomed to be a rabbi at one point). As a teenager, he played bass in a number of New York-area bands (Long Island Sounds, etc.), and while in his early 20s, even tried his hand at teaching grade school. His teaching career was short-lived, as he meet another young rock & roll hopeful around this time: Stanley Eisen. Together, the duo formed their first band together, Wicked Lester, who borrowed heavily from their heroes, the Beatles, and just about any other hip musical style at the moment. The band recorded an album that never saw the light of day, but while in the band, the two first came up with the idea of putting on a real show for the audience: makeup, costumes, and a grand stage show. They eventually hooked up with two other New Yorkers, Peter Criscoula and Paul Frehley. All the members changed their names (Eisen became Paul Stanley; Criscoula to Peter Criss; Frehley to Ace Frehley; and Klein was re-christened Gene Simmons), and assumed identities relating to their personalities. Kiss then became one of the top hard rock acts of the 70s and beyond. While Kiss' fame was sky-rocketing, Simmons tried his hand at another facet of the music biz: scouting up-and-coming talent. He tried to convince Kiss' manager to sign a young California band called Mammoth in the mid-'70s, who eventually renamed themselves Van Halen. Simmons' pleas fell on deaf ears, but the event sowed the seeds for Simmons launching his own record company (albeit short-lived) in the '80s, Simmons Records, as well as briefly managing Liza Minnelli. In addition to his work with Kiss, Simmons has tried his hand at acting on the big screen with varying degrees of success; Runaway, Trick Or Treat, Wanted: Dead Or Alive, and Never Too Young to Die are just some of the films he's appeared in. Simmons is also a shrewd businessman, often credited as the main force behind turning Kiss into a mega-dollar-generating, merchandising machine (look no further than Kiss' top-grossing 1996-1997 reunion tour). With Kiss announcing their Farewell Tour in 2000, some assumed that it would be the last the public would hear from Simmons and company. But this proved hardly to be the case, as the band toured the world (off and on) for the next few years. Meanwhile, Simmons became involved in numerous projects: including penning an autobiography (2001's Kiss & Make-Up), creating his own magazine (Gene Simmons' Tongue), developing his own clothing line ("Gene Simmons' Dragonfly"), hosting the TV show Hit Men, and was in discussions for re-launching his Simmons Records label, his acting career, and starting up his own TV talk show (The Gene Simmons Show). Simmons took a break from farewell tours in 2004 and released his second solo album, ***HOLE, on the Sanctuary label. Songwriting Mark Addison / Nina Singh Gene Simmons / Frank Zappa Burning Up with Fever Gene Simmons / Scott VanZen / Scott Zen Drinkin' Scotch Eugene Simmons Kim Deal / Anne Dudley / Keith Flint / Trevor Horn / Liam Howlett / Jonathon J. Jeczalik / Gary Langan / Paul Morley Fred Burch Ace Cannon Robert Geddins Jeff Simmons I Done Told You Bag / Gene Simmons Sean Delaney / Gerald Marks / Howard Marks Advertising / Gene Simmons Bob Kulick / Gene Simmons Jack Clement Peroxide Blonde and a Hopped-Up Model Ford Radioactive Sean Delaney / Howard Marks Advertising Calhoun Bernie Lowe / Kal Mann Spinning Wheel feat. Engelbert Humperdinck David Clayton-Thomas Sweet & Dirty Love Teddy Bear Carl Perkins Bob Dylan / Gene Simmons Gene Simmons / Dave Williams Leigh Harline / Ned Washington Bill Black All Credits Additional Personnel Associate Producer Audio Production Band Bass Bass (Electric) Bass Instrument Composer Composer/Lyricist Design Drums Duet Executive Producer Featured Artist Group Member Guest Artist Guitar Guitar (Acoustic) Guitar (Bass) Guitar (Electric) Guitar (Rhythm) Interviewer Lyricist Main Personnel Member of Attributed Artist Mixing Performer Piano Primary Artist Producer Quotation Author Songwriter Spiritual Advisor Story Vocals Vocals (Background) 2018 Spaceman Ace Frehley Bass, Composer 2017 20 #1's: Classic Rock Vol. 2 Composer 2017 Now That's What I Call Tailgate Anthems Composer 2017 Rebels Black Veil Brides Composer 2017 Throwback Tunes: Classic Rock Composer 2016 Buenos Aires 1994 Kiss Composer 2016 Kiss Rocks Vegas [Video] Kiss Vocals, Guitar (Bass), Group Member, Composer 2016 McGraw: The Ultimate Collection Tim McGraw Composer 2016 Origins, Vol. 1 Ace Frehley Composer 2016 Time Capsule Lita Ford Composer 2014 Best of Classic Rock Composer 2014 Engelbert Calling Engelbert Humperdinck Duet, Guest Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals 2014 Kiss 40 Years: Decades of Decibels Kiss Main Personnel, Associate Producer, Composer, Primary Artist, Producer 2014 Stand Up and Cheer Western Kentucky University Big Red Marching Band Composer 2014 The Art of McCartney Vocals 2014 The Rockabilly Rebel Primary Artist 2013 100 Hits: Driving Rock [2013] Composer 2013 5 Classic Albums Kiss Group Member, Bass, Composer, Vocals 2013 Best of Kiss Kiss Composer 2013 Icon Poison Composer 2013 Latest & Greatest Guitar Heroes Composer 2013 Oh Yes We Can Love: The History of Glam Rock Composer 2013 The Ritz on Fire Kiss Vocals, Guitar (Bass), Composer 2012 Monster Kiss Vocals, Bass, Composer 2012 Sun 60th Anniversary Primary Artist 2012 The Casablanca Singles: 1974-1982 Kiss Composer, Primary Artist, Producer 2011 Double Dose: Ultimate Hits Poison Composer 2011 Rock Diva Elysium III Composer 2011 Surtur Rising Amon Amarth Composer 2011 The Chosen Few Judas Priest Quotation Author 2010 BK3 Bruce Kulick Guest Artist, Composer, Featured Artist, Vocals 2010 Babies Go Kiss Composer 2010 Countdown to the New Year Composer 2010 Icon Kiss Composer 2010 Icon 2 Kiss Composer, Producer 2010 Nothin' But a Good Time: The Poison Collection Poison Composer 2010 Punk Goes Classic Rock Composer 2010 Sounds of Vancouver 2010: Canada's Hockey Anthems Composer 2010 The Volebeats The Volebeats Composer 2010 The Big To-Do Drive-By Truckers Composer 2010 Total Drivetime Composer 2009 Kitsune Tabloid Phoenix Performer 2009 Legends of Rock Kiss Composer 2009 Legends of Rock Composer 2009 Lil Rock Starz Lil' Rockstarz Composer 2009 Sonic Boom Kiss Vocals, Bass, Composer 2009 Sun Rockabilly Meltdown Primary Artist 2008 Alive: The Millennium Concert Kiss Vocals, Bass, Composer 2008 All-Star Sports Jams Composer 2008 At the Roxy (Atlanta '93) Phish Composer, Featured Artist 2008 Classic Rock BBQ Composer 2008 Classics Kiss Composer 2008 Discoveries Kiss Composer 2008 Favorites Kiss Composer 2008 Greatest Hits, Vols. 1-3: Limited Edition Tim McGraw Composer 2008 IKONS Kiss Audio Production, Member of Attributed Artist, Guitar (Bass), Vocals (Background), Composer, Primary Artist 2008 Now That's What I Call Classic Rock Composer 2008 One Live Kiss Paul Stanley Composer 2008 One Live Kiss Paul Stanley Composer 2008 Playlist Plus Kiss Member of Attributed Artist, Vocals, Guitar (Bass), Vocals (Background), Composer 2008 Playlist Your Way Kiss Composer 2008 The Best of Kiss: Green Series Kiss Composer 2008 The Complete Collection Kiss Composer 2008 The Sun Album (I Betcha Gonna Like It) Showaddywaddy Composer 2008 Torture Pit Debauchery Composer 2007 Heavy Karaoke: Hits of Kiss [DVD] Composer 2007 Heavy Metal [Rhino Box Set] Vocals, Bass 2007 Legends Informercial Set Composer 2007 Poison'd! Poison Composer 2007 Rockopilatorio Composer 2007 Ultimate Collection Billie Jo Spears Composer 2006 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection, Vol. 3 Kiss Producer, Member of Attributed Artist, Vocals, Guitar (Bass), Bass, Composer 2006 Ace, Gene, Peter and Paul (Solos Box Set) Kiss Composer, Primary Artist 2006 Classic Rock Masters: Current Music Primary Artist 2006 Instant Sun Rock N Roll Primary Artist 2006 Kiss Alive! 1975-2000 Kiss Member of Attributed Artist, Vocals, Guitar (Bass), Bass, Composer 2006 Live in Bloomington 1977-1978 Gizmos Composer 2006 The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock Poison Composer 2005 Bag Bag Spiritual Advisor, Composer 2005 Best of Hard Rock, Vol. 2: Kiss/Scorpions/Alice Cooper Composer 2005 Chronicles Cher Composer 2005 Chronicles Kiss Member of Attributed Artist, Vocals, Bass Instrument, Group Member, Composer 2005 Drew's Famous Poker Party Night Drew's Famous Composer 2005 Greatest Kiss Kiss Composer 2005 Motor City Resurrection The 69 Eyes Composer 2005 Rock Around the Clock: 36 All Time Rock and Roll C Primary Artist 2004 ***HOLE Gene Simmons Primary Artist, Producer, Mixing, Audio Production, Main Personnel, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar (Bass), Vocals (Background), Bass, Guitar (Rhythm), Composer 2004 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Kiss, Vol. 2 Kiss Composer 2004 60 Greatest Hits by Kids and Fun Songs Composer 2004 Billboard Top 10 Karaoke: 1970's Composer 2004 Dreaming the Blues Robin Trower Composer 2004 Drew's Famous Kids Go Wild Drew's Famous Composer 2004 Gold: 1974-1982 - Sound+Vision Kiss Producer, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Piano, Guitar (Bass), Bass, Guitar (Rhythm), Story, Group Member, Composer, Primary Artist 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas [Box Set] Composer 2004 Great Soundclash Swindle Keoki Composer 2004 Mighty McFly Mighty McFly Composer 2004 Rockabilly, Vol. 2: The Sun Legend Primary Artist 2004 Songs for Your Little Prince Composer 2004 Speaking in Tongues Gene Simmons Primary Artist, Composer 2004 Speaking in Tongues [DVD] Gene Simmons Primary Artist 2004 Spin the Bottle: An All-Star Tribute to Kiss SPIN the BOTTLE Composer 2004 The Core of Rockabilly Primary Artist 2004 The String Quartet Tribute to Kiss Vitamin String Quartet Composer 2004 The Ultimate Pretty Boy Floyd Pretty Boy Floyd Composer 2004 Ultimate Tribute Baltimore Composer 2004 World Cup Of Hockey 2004 Composer 2003 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Kiss Kiss Composer 2003 4Us 4Us Composer 2003 All Time Greatest Smashed Hits Rodney James Composer 2003 All the Way David Paul Strom Composer 2003 Ash Wednesday Composer 2003 Blessed Devils Blessed Devils Composer 2003 Box of the Blues Composer 2003 Drew's Famous 30 Greatest Hits Sung by Kids Composer 2003 Drew's Famous Kids New Year's Party Composer 2003 Drew's Famous Kids Pop Halloween Hits Composer 2003 Drew's Famous Kids Pop Rock N Roll Hits [2003] Drew's Famous Composer 2003 Fu2 First Degree the D.E. Composer 2003 Golden Age of American Rock 'n' Roll: Special Novelty Edition Primary Artist 2003 Hardcore UFOs Box Set: Revelations, Epiphanies and Fast Food in the Western Hemisphere Guided by Voices Composer 2003 In Heat Black 'N Blue Producer 2003 Jazz for Those Peaceful Moments [Savoy Jazz] Composer 2003 Kids Party Pop Composer 2003 Killbox 13 Overkill Composer 2003 Kiss My Grass: A Hillbilly Tribute to Kiss Hayseed Dixie Composer 2003 Kiss Symphony: Alive IV Kiss Bass, Group Member, Composer 2003 Kiss Symphony: The Single Disc Kiss Composer 2003 Live in London Toilet Boys Composer 2003 Now This Is What We Call Blues, Vol. 420 Composer 2003 Party Tyme Karaoke: Standards, Vol. 1 [#2] Sybersound Composer 2003 Posthumous The Banner Composer 2003 Rock Baby, Rock It! [Rhino] Primary Artist 2003 Tribute to the Devil's Music Acheron Composer 2002 Alien Peep Show Black Eyed Soul Composer 2002 All Time Crooners Composer 2002 DJ's Choice: Graduation 2002 Party Music DJ's Choice Composer 2002 Drew's Famous Sporty at 40: Music for Your Party Drew's Famous Composer 2002 Fight Doro Composer 2002 Gaga for Gigi Volumizer Composer 2002 Live Undermind Composer 2002 Metal Mania [Boxsets] Composer 2002 Power Games: The Anthology Jaguar Composer 2002 Put Your Love in Me: Love Songs for the Apocalypse Plasmatics Audio Production 2002 Silent Whispers Banig Composer 2002 Sun Record Company: 50 Golden Years 1952-2002 Primary Artist 2002 Sun Records 50th Anniversary Box Primary Artist 2002 Sun Records 50th Anniversary Collection Primary Artist 2002 Sun Records: 25 Red-Hot Rockabilly Classics Primary Artist 2002 The Hand That Rocks Jesse Damon Songwriter 2002 The Very Best of Kiss Kiss Composer 2002 Tribute to Frank Sinatra David Osborne Composer 2002 Unpainted: A Tribute to Kiss Composer 2002 West Coast Thing Junebug Slim Composer 2002 Xicano Outlaws Composer 2001 Dallas Cowboys: The Ultimate Team Composer 2001 Dans la Rue Chibuku Composer 2001 Denver Broncos: Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 Composer 2001 Doxology xDISCIPLEx A.D. Composer 2001 Drew's Famous More Party Music Drew's Famous Composer 2001 Esto Es Lo Nuestro: 20 Exitos La Mafia Composer 2001 Good and Bad Medicine Dionne Composer 2001 Greatest Hits [Headcase] Murray Head Composer 2001 Metal Thunder: Arena Rock Classics Composer 2001 Permanently High Popium Composer 2001 Romancing the Sax Bruce Abbott Composer 2001 The Box Set Kiss Producer, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Drums, Vocals (Background), Bass, Associate Producer, Design, Composer, Primary Artist 2001 The Legendary Sun Records Story, Vol. 2 Primary Artist 2001 The Soulful Sound of Percy Sledge Percy Sledge Composer 2001 The Sun Records Story Primary Artist 2001 Ultimate Collection Black 'N Blue Composer 2000 A World Without Heroes: A Kiss Tribute Composer 2000 As Good as It Gets: Rockabilly Primary Artist 2000 Good Old Rock and Roll Primary Artist 2000 Live Anthology: 1975-1981 Van Halen Composer 2000 Nowhere to Hide Praying Mantis Composer 2000 Retrospective Billy Preston Composer 2000 Slammin' Sports Jams, Vol. 4 The Pioneer Creek Gang Composer 2000 Things Falling Apart Nine Inch Nails Composer 199? Up in Flames Composer 1999 Club Days Van Halen Composer 1999 Core of Rockabilly, Vol. 1 Primary Artist 1999 Coupe du Monde 98 Jean Freber Composer 1999 Coverkill Overkill Composer 1999 Crank It Up! Rock Remixes '99 The Next Wave Composer 1999 Detroit Rock City Composer 1999 ESP ESP Composer 1999 Gene Simmons Interview Kiss Primary Artist 1999 Hi Records: Early Years, Vols. 1 & 2 Composer, Primary Artist 1999 Industrial Madness, Vol. 2 Composer 1999 Kings of the Night Time World Kiss Composer 1999 Live in the Galaxy Union Composer 1999 Porn Stars Pretty Boy Floyd Composer 1999 The Best of Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 2 Primary Artist 1999 The Fragile Nine Inch Nails Composer 1999 The Kiss of Death: A Sikk Tribute to Kiss Composer 1999 Yes Tonight Josephine Johnnie Ray Composer 1998 A Bridge Too Fuckin' Far '68 Comeback Composer 1998 Alive and Talking [Interview and Poster] Kiss Primary Artist 1998 Chant Down Babylon [Best of Reggae] Composer 1998 Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes Skeets McDonald Composer 1998 Kiss: The Second Coming I & II [Video] Kiss Vocals, Bass (Electric) 1998 Lost Hits of the 60's Primary Artist 1998 More Lovin' From Our Oven Pansy Division Composer 1998 Psycho Circus Kiss Vocals, Bass (Electric), Vocals (Background), Bass, Composer 1998 Psycho Circus [3-D Video] Kiss Vocals, Bass (Electric) 1998 Ska: The Third Wave Checkered Box Set Composer 1998 They Rock They Roll They Swing Jumpin' Jimes Composer 1997 12 Picks Ace Frehley Composer 1997 Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions Kiss Producer, Member of Attributed Artist, Vocals, Bass, Composer 1997 Country Hits [Riviere] Composer 1997 Greatest Kiss Kiss Vocals, Bass (Electric), Vocals (Background), Composer 1997 Hit Me SKAndalous All Stars Composer 1997 Hot Rod: Hot Rod Rebels Composer 1997 I Like Rock [4 Track EP] Bennet Composer 1997 Kiss My Ass [Bootleg] Kiss Vocals, Bass (Electric), Composer 1997 Return of the Comet: Tribute to Ace Frehley Composer 1997 Ska: Cover It Up Composer 1997 That'll Flat Git It!, Vol. 14 Composer 1997 The Essential Sun Rockabillies, Vol. 3 Composer 1997 Video Stew The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Guest Artist 1997 Wreaking Havoc Composer 1997 Ye Olde Space Band: Plays Classic Rock Hits The Moog Cookbook Composer 1996 Bordello of Blood [Original Soundtrack] Composer 1996 Calling Dr. Luv Electric Hellfire Club Composer 1996 Complete Sun Singles, Vol. 3 Primary Artist 1996 Drain Sometime Sunday Composer 1996 El Chupa Chavas Rubén Ramos Composer 1996 Greatest Hits Loleatta Holloway Composer 1996 Greatest Hits [1998] Kiss Vocals, Bass (Electric), Composer 1996 MTV Unplugged Kiss Vocals, Bass, Composer 1996 MTV Unplugged [Video/DVD] Kiss Composer 1996 Milkman Mad Cobra Composer 1996 Rock Boppin' Baby: Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 5 Primary Artist 1996 Spacewalk: A Salute to Ace Frehley Composer 1996 Tejano Award Nominees Composer 1996 The Best of Dramarama: 18 Big Ones Dramarama Composer 1996 The Interviews, Vol. 2 Kiss Performer, Primary Artist 1996 The Legend Roy Orbison Composer 1996 Unissued Sun Masters Primary Artist 1996 Viper's Freestyle Hit Parade, Vol. 8 Composer 1996 With a Song On My Lips The Blackwood Brothers Composer 1996 You Wanted the Best, You Got the Best!! Kiss Vocals, Bass, Composer 1995 Chikko Chikko Composer 1995 Classic Live Performances, Vol. 2 Composer 1995 Dancehall Kings Composer 1995 Hold On The Williams Brothers Composer 1995 Injected Phunk Junkeez Composer 1995 Jock Rock, Vol. 2 Composer 1995 Octagon Bathory Composer 1995 Only You Giovanni Composer 1995 Stomp 442 Anthrax Composer 1995 Tommy Boy (Music from the Motion Picture) Composer 1994 20th Century Blues Robin Trower Composer 1994 Chess Rhythm & Roll Composer 1994 Homenaje a Los Panchos The Lancers Composer 1994 Kiss My Ass: Classic Kiss Regrooved Producer, Composer 1994 Kiss My Ass: The Video [VHS] Kiss Composer 1994 Salsoul 12" Gold Master Series, Vol. 1 Composer 1994 Tejano Club Favorites, Vol. 2 Composer 1994 Trust Baphomet Composer 1993 Alive III Kiss Vocals, Bass, Composer 1993 Back Stage Pass (Live & Rockin') Composer 1993 Bailar Cumbias Composer 1993 Black Lodge [CD Single] Anthrax Guest Artist, Vocals, Primary Artist 1993 Classic Rock, Vol. 5: Glitter Bands Composer 1993 Dazed and Confused [Music from the Motion Picture] Composer 1993 Embalmed Existence Resurrection Composer 1993 From Bessie to Brazil Susannah McCorkle Composer 1993 Hit Parader Salutes 20 Years of Metal Composer 1993 Houdini Melvins Composer 1993 I'll Run Your Hurt Away Ruby Johnson Composer 1993 Killer George Michael Composer 1993 Kiss Konfidential Kiss Composer 1993 Konfidential and X-Treme Close Up Kiss Composer 1993 Musica Para Sonar [Sony International] Composer 1993 Nuestras Mejores Canciones: 17 Super Exitos La Mafia Composer 1993 Rhythm Composer 1993 Totem Poles & Glory Holes/Down in Earthquake Town Russ Tolman Composer 1992 A Todo Color La Mafia Composer 1992 Amor Sin Dueno [Love without an Owner] Alejandro Avalos Composer 1992 Doll Hut/Fiesta en la Biblioteca The Pontiac Brothers Composer 1992 Echoes from France, Vol. 2 Villafontana Magic Strings Composer 1992 Hard to Believe: Kiss Covers Compilation Composer 1992 Original Salsoul Classics: The 20th Anniversary Composer 1992 Revenge Kiss Vocals, Bass, Composer 1992 The Gold Pack La Mafia Composer 1991 All-Time Greatest Hits Chris Montez Composer 1991 Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey [Soundtrack] Composer 1991 Country Greats Billie Jo Spears Composer 1991 Love Hurts Cher Composer 1991 Mr. Scarface Is Back Scarface Composer 1991 Party Time La Mafia Composer 1991 Rattlebone [EP] Rattlebone Composer 1991 Speed Metal Composer 1991 The Best of Pat Travers Pat Travers Composer 1990 20 Super Hits Sugar Minott Composer 1990 Cee Cee Chapman Cee Cee Chapman Composer 1990 Dick Clark's All-Time Hits, Vol. 3 Composer 1990 Doro Doro Producer, Executive Producer 1990 Heart on a Chain Robin Lee Composer 1990 Holy Ground: Alvin Ranglin's GG Records Composer 1990 Lowrider Soundtrack, Vol. 1 [2005] Composer 1990 Private Life Private Life Composer 1990 The Best of Van Morrison [Mercury] Van Morrison Composer 1989 Acordeon de Paris, Vol. 1 Jean Freber Composer 1989 Don't Touch Me There Silent Rage Producer 1989 Hot in the Shade Kiss Producer, Vocals, Bass (Electric), Vocals (Background), Composer 1989 Larger Than Life Jody Watley Composer 1989 Magnum Cum Louder Hoodoo Gurus Composer 1989 Master of Disguise Lizzy Borden Composer 1989 Ozma Melvins Composer 1989 Rock & Roll Originals, Vol. 5 Primary Artist 1989 Strange Cargo David Van Tieghem Composer 1989 Sun Years [Rhino] Roy Orbison Composer 1989 Works Trisomie 21 Composer 1988 Creator The Lemonheads Composer 1988 Down in Earthquake Town Russ Tolman Composer 1988 Early Years, Vol. 2 Composer 1988 House of Lords House of Lords Executive Producer 1988 Live Bad Brains Composer 1988 Rock the Room Dazz Band Composer 1988 Smashes, Thrashes & Hits Kiss Producer, Bass, Composer 1988 The Decline Of Western Civilization, Part II: The Metal Years Additional Personnel 1987 Crazy Nights Kiss Bass, Composer 1987 EZO EZO Producer 1987 Exposed Kiss Interviewer, Composer 1987 Hi Records: The Early Years Primary Artist 1987 Interview Disc Kiss Bass 1987 Less Than Zero Composer 1987 Pursuit of Happiness Beat Farmers Composer 1986 Humungousfungusamongus Adrenalin O.D. Composer 1986 Nasty, Nasty Black 'N Blue Producer 1986 The Final Frontier Keel Producer, Audio Production, Composer 1985 Animalize: Live Uncensored [Video] Kiss Composer 1985 Anyone Would Love You Jonathan Schwartz Composer 1985 Asylum Kiss Producer, Bass, Composer 1985 The Right to Rock Keel Producer, Quotation Author, Composer, Lyricist 1985 Winding Skill Composer 1984 Animalize Kiss Associate Producer, Composer 1984 Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'N' Roll Style Composer 1984 Hysteria The Human League Composer 1984 Teen Babes from Monsanto Redd Kross Composer 1984 W.O.W. Wendy O. Williams Producer, Audio Production, Vocals (Background), Bass 1983 Lick It Up Kiss Producer, Bass, Composer 1982 Creatures of the Night Kiss Producer, Bass, Composer 1982 Killers Kiss Vocals, Bass (Electric), Vocals (Background), Composer 1982 Let Me Rock You Peter Criss Composer 1982 Never Surrender Triumph Composer 1982 Shade Murray Head Composer 1981 Magic Man Robert Winters Composer 1981 Music from "The Elder" Kiss Vocals, Bass, Composer 1981 The Best of the Solo Albums Kiss Bass 1980 First Class Gospel The Williams Brothers Composer 1980 Unmasked Kiss Vocals, Bass, Composer 1979 Dynasty Kiss Bass, Band, Composer 1979 Rock n' Roll Nights Bachman-Turner Overdrive Composer 1979 Take Me Home Cher Vocals (Background) 1978 Double Platinum Kiss Bass, Composer 1978 Gene Simmons Kiss / Gene Simmons Primary Artist, Producer, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Composer 1978 The Originals II Kiss Vocals, Bass (Electric), Vocals (Background) 1977 Alive II Kiss Producer, Composer 1977 Love Gun Kiss Producer, Bass, Composer 1977 Sneak Attack Kiss Composer 1976 Destroyer Kiss Bass, Group Member, Composer 1976 Hit Machine Composer 1976 Mindbender Composer 1976 Rock and Roll Over Kiss Bass, Composer 1976 The Originals Kiss Vocals, Bass (Electric), Vocals (Background), Composer 1976 The Singing Cowboy Jimmy Wakely Composer 1975 Alive! Kiss Bass, Composer 1975 Discomania [K-Tel 1975] Composer 1975 Dressed to Kill Kiss Producer, Bass, Composer 1974 Hotter Than Hell Kiss Member of Attributed Artist, Vocals, Bass Instrument, Bass (Electric), Bass, Group Member, Composer 1974 Kiss Kiss Member of Attributed Artist, Vocals, Bass Instrument, Bass, Composer 1973 Thirty Seconds Over Winterland Jefferson Airplane Composer 1970 His Band and the Street Choir Van Morrison Composer 1951 Bing's Buddies Bing Crosby Composer 100 Rock Composer 100% Rock Guitar Anthems [Mood Media] Composer 101 70s Rock Anthems Primary Artist 20 #1's Classic Rock [2018] Composer/Lyricist 2001 Rock and Roll Anthems Composer 30 Best Hits of the 70's Eclipse Composer Agora Ballroom, 1974 Kiss Composer Album, Vol. 1 Composer Arena Rock, Vol. 1 Composer Best of 70s Rock, Vol. 2: 20th Century Masters Composer, Composer/Lyricist Bierkonig Die Erste Hits! Composer Billboard 70s, Vol. 1 Composer/Lyricist Billboard Karaoke: Top 10 Box Set, Vol. 1 Composer/Lyricist CAPS: Campus and Pub Songs Composer Chess Blues Primary Artist Classic Rock Icons Composer Classic Rock Workout Composer Dancin' Country Joey Welz Composer Don't Think. Feel!: SHM-CD Compilation Rock/Soul/Blues Edition Composer Dressed To Thrill: A Tribute To Kiss With Female Vocalists Composer Dressed to Kiss Kiss Composer Drew's Famous House Party The Hit Crew Composer Drew's Famous Instrumental Country Collection, Vol. 23 Composer/Lyricist Essential Rockabilly: The Sun Story Primary Artist Euphoria Classics Composer First Kiss, Last Licks [Box] Kiss Producer, Vocals, Bass (Electric), Vocals (Background), Composer Good Old Rock & Roll Performer Headbanger's Hits, Vol. 5 Composer Hockey Anthems: 1st Period-The Legends Composer Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park Kiss Primary Artist Live at San Francisco [Video] Y&T Composer New Year's Eve Countdown Composer Old School Memories - Rock Classics Drew's Famous Producer Party Tyme Karaoke: Country Male Hits 3 Party Tyme Karaoke Composer Party Tyme Karaoke: Rock Male Hits 6 Party Tyme Karaoke Composer Piano Tribute to Kiss The Piano Tribute Players Composer Powerful Passionate Favorites Doro Composer, Lyricist Promo Only: Alternative Club (July 2004) Primary Artist Radioactive: Mainstream Rock Series (June 2004) Primary Artist Road Trip Sing-Along Songs Composer Rockabilly Guys, Vol. 2 Primary Artist Rollin' Bill Grant & Delia Bell Composer Shaped Picture Disc Interview Gene Simmons Primary Artist Simply Rockabilly Primary Artist Super Hits, Vol. 5 [Gusto] Performer Swampbilly Shindig Primary Artist The Heart of Classic Rock [Box Set] Composer The Nice Guys Composer The Legendary Story of Sun Records [Castle] Primary Artist They'll Be Waking Up Soon Frankenstein 3000 Composer Torcida 2018: Nacional e Internacional Composer Total 90s Composer Undercover Monkey3 Composer Unfinished Business Eric Carr Composer, Lyricist Ways of the Wise Tony Melendez Composer Whole Lotta Rockabilly Primary Artist Similar To Blackie Lawless Bobby Dall Cliff Williams Dee Dee Ramone Derek Smalls Dusty Hill Frank Bello Geezer Butler GWAR Jason Newsted Joey DeMaio John Deacon King Diamond Lemmy Marilyn Manson Mark Mendoza Mel Schacher Melvins Michael Anthony Nikki Sixx Rex Rocker Rob Zombie Rudy Sarzo Skid Row Soundgarden Steve Harris Tom Hamilton Tom Petersson Influenced By Alice Cooper Black Sabbath Cliff Burton Cream Dennis Dunaway Ian Hill Jeff Beck Jimi Hendrix John Paul Jones Led Zeppelin The Beatles The Rolling Stones The Yardbirds Arthur Brown Elvis Presley Jerry Lee Lewis Screamin' Jay Hawkins Followed By GWAR Marilyn Manson Mindless Self Indulgence Rob Zombie Slipknot Trent Reznor Associated With Paul Stanley Vinnie Vincent Kiss EZO Collaborated With Ace Frehley Bob Ezrin Bruce Kulick Dave Wittman Eddie Kramer Eric Carr Michael James Jackson Peter Criss ------------------- Kiss Background information Origin New York City, New York, U.S. Genres Hard rock · heavy metal · shock rock · glam metal Years active 1973–present Labels Casablanca · Mercury · Roadrunner · Kiss · Universal Music Group Associated acts Wicked Lester · E.S.P. · Frehley's Comet · Momoiro Clover Z · Black 'n Blue Members Paul Stanley Gene Simmons Tommy Thayer Eric Singer Past members Ace Frehley Peter Criss Eric Carr Vinnie Vincent Mark St. John Bruce Kulick 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). With their make-up and costumes, they took on the personae of comic book-style characters: The Starchild (Stanley), The Demon (Simmons), The Spaceman or Space Ace (Frehley), and The Catman (Criss). Due to creative differences, both Criss and Frehley had departed the group by 1982. In 1983, Kiss began performing without makeup and costumes, thinking that it was time to leave the makeup behind. The band accordingly experienced a minor commercial resurgence, and their music videos received regular airplay on MTV. Eric Carr, who had replaced Criss in 1980, died in 1991 of heart cancer and was replaced by Eric Singer. In response to a wave of Kiss nostalgia in the mid-1990s, the original lineup re-united in 1996, which also saw the return of their makeup and stage costumes. The resulting Alive/Worldwide Tour was commercially successful. Criss and Frehley have both since left the band again and have been replaced by Singer and Tommy Thayer, respectively. The band has continued with their original stage makeup, with Singer and Thayer using the original Catman and Space Ace makeup, respectively. In September 2018, Kiss announced that, after 45 years of recording and performing, they will embark on their final tour, One Last Kiss: End of the Road World Tour, in 2019.[1] Kiss is one of the best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide, including 25[2] million RIAA-certified albums.[3][4][5] On April 10, 2014, Kiss was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. History 1971–1975: Early years Kiss traces their roots to Wicked Lester, a New York City-based rock band led by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. They recorded one album, which was shelved by Epic Records, and played a handful of live shows. Simmons and Stanley, feeling a new musical direction was needed, abandoned Wicked Lester in 1972 and began forming a new group.[6][7][8] In late 1972, Simmons and Stanley came across an ad in the East Coast version of Rolling Stone placed by Peter Criss, a veteran drummer from the New York City scene who had previously played in the bands Lips and Chelsea. Simmons and Stanley met him in a nightclub where he was playing drums. After hearing Criss sing, they thought of him being in the band. Criss then auditioned for and later joined the new version of Wicked Lester. The trio focused on a much harder style of rock than Wicked Lester played. They also began experimenting with their image by wearing makeup and various outfits.[9] In November 1972, the trio played a showcase for Epic Records A&R director Don Ellis, in an effort to secure a record deal. Although the performance went well, Ellis disliked the group's image and music. In early January 1973, the group added lead guitarist Ace Frehley. Frehley impressed the group with his first audition, although he showed up wearing two different colored sneakers, one red and one orange. A few weeks after Frehley joined, Wicked Lester changed their name to Kiss.[10] The Kiss logo Stanley came up with the name while he, Simmons and Criss were driving around New York City. Criss mentioned that he had been in a band called Lips, so Stanley said something to the effect of "What about Kiss?"[11] Frehley created the now-iconic logo, making the "SS" look like lightning bolts, when he went to write the new band name over "Wicked Lester" on a poster outside the club where they were going to play.[12] (Some of Wicked Lester's artwork included one lightning bolt for the "S" in Lester.[13]) Later, Stanley designed the logo with a Sharpie and a ruler and accidentally drew the two S's nonparallel because he did it "by eye." The art department asked him if he wanted it to be redrafted to be perfect and he said, "It got us this far, let's leave well enough alone. Our number one rule has always been no rules."[14] The letters happened to look similar to the insignia of the Nazi SS, a symbol that is outlawed in Germany by Section 86a of the German criminal code. Since 1979, most of the band's album covers and merchandise in Germany have used an alternate logo, in which the letters "SS" look like the letters "ZZ" backwards. This logo is also used in Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Lithuania, Hungary and Israel to avoid controversy. The band's name has repeatedly been the subject of rumors pertaining to alleged hidden meanings. Among these rumors are claims that the name is an acronym for "Knights in Satan's Service", "Kinder SS", or "Kids in Satan's Service". Simmons has denied all of these claims.[15][16] The first Kiss performance was on January 30, 1973, for an audience of three at the Popcorn Club (renamed Coventry shortly afterward) in Queens. For the first three gigs, January 30 to February 1, they wore little to no makeup; the iconic makeup designs associated with Kiss made their debut during the March 9–10 shows at The Daisy in Amityville, New York. On March 13 of that year, the band recorded a five-song demo tape with producer Eddie Kramer. Former TV director Bill Aucoin, who had seen the group at a handful of showcase concerts in the summer of 1973, offered to become the band's manager in mid-October. Kiss agreed, with the condition that Aucoin sign the band to a record label within two weeks. On November 1, 1973, Kiss became the first act signed to former teen pop singer and Buddah Records executive Neil Bogart's new label, Casablanca Records.[17] The band entered Bell Sound Studios in New York City on October 10, 1973, to begin recording their first album. On December 31, the band had their official industry premiere at the Academy of Music in New York City, opening for Blue Öyster Cult. It was at this concert that Simmons accidentally set his hair (which was coated in hairspray) ablaze for the first of many times while performing his fire-breathing routine.[18] Kiss' first tour started on February 5, 1974, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, as an opening act.[19] The band's self-titled debut album was released on February 8. Casablanca and Kiss promoted the album heavily throughout the spring and summer of 1974. On February 19, the band performed "Nothin' to Lose", "Firehouse" and "Black Diamond" on ABC's In Concert (aired March 29), their first television appearance. On April 29, the band performed "Firehouse" on The Mike Douglas Show. This broadcast included Simmons's first televised interview, a conversation with Mike Douglas in which Simmons declared himself "evil incarnate", eliciting uncomfortable reactions from a confused studio audience. Fellow Jewish-American guest Totie Fields said it would be humorous if beneath all the make-up Simmons was "just a nice Jewish boy". Simmons responded, "You should only know", to which Fields replied, "I do. You can't hide the hook", a reference to the stereotypical "Jewish" nose.[20] Despite the publicity and constant touring, Kiss initially sold just 75,000 copies. Meanwhile, the group and Casablanca Records were losing money quickly. The band (while touring) stopped in Los Angeles in August 1974 to begin recording their second album, Hotter Than Hell, which was released on October 22, 1974. The only single, "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll", failed to chart, and the album stalled at No. 100.[21] With Hotter Than Hell quickly dropping off the charts, Kiss was pulled from their tour to quickly record a new album. Casablanca head Bogart stepped in to produce the next album, trading in the murky, distorted sound of Hotter Than Hell for a cleaner and slightly poppier sound. Dressed to Kill, released on March 19, 1975, fared slightly better commercially than Hotter Than Hell. It also contained what later became the band's signature song, "Rock and Roll All Nite".[22] Although Kiss albums had not proved to be big sellers, the band was quickly gaining a reputation for their live performances. Kiss concerts featured such spectacles as Simmons spitting "blood" (an effect made primarily from raw egg whites, strawberry syrup and red food coloring) and "breathing fire" (spitting flammable liquid at a torch), Frehley soloing as his guitar burst into flames (light and smoke bombs placed inside the guitar), Criss's elevating drum riser that emitted sparks, Stanley's Townshend-style guitar smashing, and pyrotechnics throughout the show.[23] By mid 1975, Casablanca was almost bankrupt, and Kiss was in danger of losing their record contract. Both parties desperately needed a commercial breakthrough if they were to survive.[24] That breakthrough came in an unlikely form: a "double live" album.[25] 1975–1978: Rise to prominence Kiss wanted to express the excitement felt at their concerts (which their studio albums had so far failed to do) with their first live album. Compiled from May–July concerts in Detroit, Cleveland and Wildwood, NJ and released on September 10, 1975, Alive! achieved Gold status and spawned Kiss' first top 40 single: a live version of "Rock and Roll All Nite". It was the first version of the song with a guitar solo, and this recording has become the best-known version. It is also the basis of most covers, such as the cover by Poison in 1987. In recent years the band admitted that additional audience noise had been added to the album, as well as overdubs on select guitar and vocal spots, not to deceive fans, but to add more "excitement and realism" to the record.[26] The success of Alive! not only brought Kiss the breakthrough they had been seeking, but arguably saved Casablanca, which was close to bankruptcy. Following this success, Kiss partnered with producer Bob Ezrin, who had previously worked with Alice Cooper. The result was Destroyer (released March 15, 1976), Kiss's most musically ambitious studio album to date. Destroyer, with its rather intricate production (using an orchestra, choir, and numerous tape effects), was a departure from the raw sound of the first three studio albums. Album art was designed by Ken Kelly, who had drawn Tarzan and Conan the Barbarian and also produced album covers for acts such as Rainbow and Manowar.[27][28] While the album sold well initially and became the group's second gold album, it quickly dropped down the charts. Only when the ballad "Beth", the B-side to the single "Detroit Rock City", began to gain more airplay on FM radio did the album's sales rebound. The single was subsequently reissued with the A and B-sides reversed. "Beth" peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100, and its success led to an increase in sales for both the album (which achieved platinum status by the end of 1976) and concert tickets. In October 1976, Kiss appeared on The Paul Lynde Halloween Special, lip-synching "Detroit Rock City", "Beth" and "King of the Night Time World". The show, co-produced by Bill Aucoin, helped introduce Kiss to an even wider audience. In addition to the three songs, Kiss was the subject of a brief comedic "interview" conducted by Paul Lynde. This included Lynde noting, when hearing the member's first names, "Oh, I love a good religious group." The group was introduced to Lynde by Margaret Hamilton, reprising her character of the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard Of Oz. Two more highly successful studio albums were released in less than a year: Rock and Roll Over (November 11, 1976) and Love Gun (June 30, 1977). A second live album, Alive II, was released on October 14, 1977. All three albums were certified platinum soon after their release. Between 1976 and 1978, Kiss earned $17.7 million from record royalties and music publishing.[29] A 1977 Gallup poll named Kiss the most popular band in America. In Japan, Kiss performed five sold-out shows at Tokyo's Budokan Hall, breaking the previous record of four held by the Beatles. In May 1977, Kiss made their first of many comics appearances in Howard the Duck issue 12, published by Marvel Comics.[30] This served as a precursor to many more Kiss-related comics, initially published by Marvel. The first Kiss compilation album, Double Platinum, was issued on April 2, 1978. This double album included many remixed versions of their hits, as well as "Strutter '78", a re-recorded version of a song from the group's first album. At Bogart's request, this version of the song featured a disco influence.[31] During this period, Kiss merchandise became a substantial source of income for the group. Some of the products released included a pair of comic books issued by Marvel (the first contained ink mixed with actual blood donated by the group), a pinball machine, dolls, "Kiss Your Face Makeup" kits, Halloween masks, board games, lunchboxes, trading cards and many other pieces of memorabilia. Membership in the Kiss Army, the band's fan club, was in the six figures. Between 1977 and 1979, worldwide merchandise sales (in-store and on tour) reached an estimated $100 million.[32] 1978: Solo and film projects Kiss were at their commercial peak by 1978. Alive II was the band's fourth platinum album in just under two years, and the ensuing tour had the highest average attendance (13,550)[citation needed] in the group's history. In addition, Kiss' gross income for 1977 was $10.2 million. The group, along with manager Aucoin, sought to take the band to the next level of popularity. To that end, an ambitious, two-pronged strategy was devised for 1978.[33] The first part involved the simultaneous release of four solo albums from the members of Kiss. Although Kiss has claimed that the solo albums were intended to ease rising tensions within the band, their 1976 record contract did in fact call for four solo records, with each of them counting as half an album toward the group's five-record commitment.[34] Each album was a solo effort (none of the group appeared on another's album), and were all released and marketed as Kiss albums (with similar cover art and poster inserts). It was the first time that all current members of a rock band had released solo albums on the same day.[35] For the band members, it was a chance to showcase their individual musical styles and tastes outside of Kiss, and in some cases to collaborate with contemporary artists. Stanley's and Frehley's albums were most similar to Kiss' hard rock style, while Criss' album featured an R&B style with multiple ballads. Simmons' was the most eclectic of the four, featuring hard rock, ballads, Beatles-influenced pop and a cover of "When You Wish upon a Star" from the Disney film Pinocchio. Simmons' many collaborators included Aerosmith's Joe Perry, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, the Doobie Brothers' Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Donna Summer, Janis Ian, Helen Reddy, Bob Seger, Katey Sagal and his then-girlfriend Cher. The solo albums were released on September 18, 1978. Casablanca spent $2.5 million on the marketing campaign for the albums, and announced they were shipping five million copies, guaranteeing platinum status.[36] Despite the large shipments, none of the albums sold particularly well and were later sold as cut-outs. Of the four, Frehley's album was the most successful, and spawned the only hit single, a cover of "New York Groove", written by Russ Ballard and originally performed by Hello.[37] The second part of Kiss' and Aucoin's plan called for the band to appear in a film that would cement their image as larger-than-life rock and roll superheroes. Filming commenced in the spring of 1978. Although the project was proposed to the band as a cross between A Hard Day's Night and Star Wars, the final result fell far short of those expectations. The script underwent numerous rewrites, and the band (particularly Criss and Frehley) grew increasingly frustrated with the filmmaking process. The final product, Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park, debuted on NBC on October 28, 1978. It was released theatrically, after many changes, outside the U.S. in 1979 under the title Attack of the Phantoms. The band members were unhappy with the finished film, and would speak about their filmmaking experience in later interviews with a mix of humorous embarrassment and regret. They felt that the film portrayed them more as clowns than superheroes. The artistic failure of the film led to a rift between the band and Aucoin.[38] It has been only sporadically available on home video; currently, a version of the film is available on the compilation DVD Kissology Volume Two: 1978–1991. 1979–1983: Final make-up years Kiss' first album of new material in two years, Dynasty (May 22, 1979), continued its platinum streak. The disco-flavored "I Was Made for Lovin' You" became one of the band's biggest hit singles to date, peaking at No. 11. Session drummer Anton Fig did almost all the percussion on the album while Criss recovered from an automobile accident. The only song to feature Criss' drumming was "Dirty Livin'", on which he also sang lead.[39] Billed as "The Return of Kiss", the Dynasty Tour was expected by Kiss and their management to build on the success of previous tours. Plans were drawn up for a Kiss-themed traveling amusement park called "Kiss World", but were abandoned because of the immense costs involved;[40] however, "The Return of Kiss" saw a marked decline in attendance.[41] The crowds on this tour were much younger than previous audiences had been, with many preadolescent children in Kiss make-up with their mothers and fathers (who were sometimes wearing the make-up themselves) in tow at most concerts. Kiss themselves did little to dissuade this new fan base, donning colorful costumes that reinforced a cartoonish image for these younger fans.[42] The fans were unaware of the dissension within the band. One very public indication of the heightened friction within the group was an infamous October 31, 1979 interview on Tom Snyder's late-night The Tomorrow Show. During the episode, a visibly irritated Simmons and Stanley attempted, unsuccessfully, to contain the inebriated Frehley, whose frequent laughter and joking overshadowed the conversation between Snyder and the rest of the band. Criss made references to his large gun collection, to the chagrin of Simmons.[43] By the end of the Dynasty tour in December 1979, tensions between Criss and the rest of the band were at an all-time high. His drumming skills had noticeably eroded, and he even intentionally slowed down—or stopped playing altogether—during some concerts. The final show of the tour (December 16, 1979) was the last time Criss performed with the group for almost 17 years, although he remained an official member for nearly six more months.[44][45] Session drummer Anton Fig played all the drums on the next album, Unmasked, although he was not credited, while Peter Criss appeared on the cover. Showcasing a slick, contemporary pop sound, Unmasked (released May 20, 1980) had the dubious distinction of being the first Kiss album since Dressed to Kill to not achieve platinum sales. Soon after the album's release, Criss' departure was officially announced.[46][47] Anton Fig, considered a member of Kiss for one day following the departure of Criss, was then fired by Stanley and Simmons, who felt he was not a good fit for the band.[48] The band auditioned dozens of replacements for Criss in June 1980. One of the many who auditioned was Tico Torres (who would later be with Bon Jovi). They finally settled on a little-known drummer-guitarist-pianist-keyboardist-singer from Brooklyn named Paul Charles Caravello (born July 12, 1950) who adopted the stage name Eric Carr. His first make-up design was modeled on a hawk, though it was rejected as Stanley felt it looked more like a chicken. Carr ultimately settled on a "Fox" persona. In his Fox make-up, he was introduced on ABC's Kids Are People Too!, and debuted with the group on July 25, 1980, at the Palladium concert hall in New York City. This was Kiss's only U.S. show in support of Unmasked. The band's 1980 tour of Australia and New Zealand, on the other hand, was one of the biggest in their history, as they played to sold-out crowds and received overwhelmingly positive press coverage.[49][50] For their next album, the band worked again with producer Ezrin, with whom Kiss had found success on Destroyer. Early press reports indicated that the new album would be a return to the hard rock style that had originally brought the band success. However, 1981's Music from "The Elder" was a concept album featuring medieval horns, strings, harps, and synthesizers.[51] The album was presented as a soundtrack to a film that was never made, making it difficult to follow the storyline. To make matters worse, having received negative feedback following their record company's preview of the album, Kiss altered the record's track sequence in most countries to emphasize potential singles "The Oath" and "A World Without Heroes", which all but guaranteed the inability of listeners to understand the already muddled storyline. Once released, fan reaction to The Elder was harsh; it failed to achieve gold status and peaked at No. 75 on the Billboard album chart.[52] The band made only two appearances in support of the new album, both in January 1982. One was a performance on the ABC late-night variety program Fridays, while the second was a lip-synced performance that was broadcast via satellite during Italy's Sanremo Music Festival.[53] Kiss also performed "I" and "A World Without Heroes" on Solid Gold. Absent from the satellite performance was Frehley, who had become increasingly frustrated with Kiss' new musical direction. Upset with the band's decision to record Music from "The Elder", he did not actively participate in the album's creation, providing lead vocals for only one track, "Dark Light". He did not appear at a special concert at Studio 54 in New York City, leaving Kiss to perform as a trio. He recorded his guitar parts at his home studio in Wilton, Connecticut and mailed them to Ezrin. Another source of frustration for Frehley was that with the departure of Criss, and with Carr not being an equal partner in the band, he was often outvoted 2-to-1 on group decisions. In June 1982, Frehley's departure from the band was negotiated, although he did not officially leave until December, and remained a business partner with Simmons and Stanley until 1985. Simmons stated in his autobiography Kiss and Make-Up that Eddie Van Halen wanted to fill Frehley's spot. Simmons and Eddie's brother Alex convinced Eddie to remain with Van Halen.[54] Eddie was anxious to break up Van Halen because of tensions with lead singer David Lee Roth, who left the band soon thereafter.[55][56] Other notable musicians who auditioned for the band include Punky Meadows of Angel,[57] Doug Aldrich of Whitesnake and Dio,[58] Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi,[59] and Yngwie Malmsteen.[60] Soon after, Kiss made major changes to their business dealings – chief among them was severing ties with their manager of nine years, Bill Aucoin, and cutting back on their unwieldy organizational tree. Although Frehley had already decided to leave the band, he was pictured on the covers of 1982's Killers and Creatures of the Night, although he did not participate in the recording of either album.[61] Creatures of the Night (October 13, 1982) was Kiss' heaviest album to date, and although it fared better than Music from "The Elder", it peaked at only No. 45 on the charts and was not certified gold until 1994. In Frehley's absence, Kiss utilized a number of guitarists for the recording of the album, including Vinnie Vincent (born Vincent John Cusano on August 6, 1952). Frehley's last appearance with the band (until the 1996 reunion) was in the music video for the single "I Love It Loud", which was co-written by Vincent. Frehley also appeared on the cover of the original Creatures of the Night album artwork. When the album was remixed and re-released in 1985 with a non-make-up cover and a slightly different song order, to reflect the band's roster change and abandonment of their make-up and costumes, Vincent was again absent from the album cover, as then-current lead guitarist, Bruce Kulick, appeared instead.[62] The liner notes accompanying the remixed LP, however, credited both Frehley and Vincent with lead guitar performances on the Creatures of the Night album. Vincent officially replaced Frehley as lead guitarist in December 1982, as the band embarked on its 10th Anniversary Tour.[63][64] Vincent originally wanted to use his birth name in the band, but this was vetoed by Simmons on the grounds that it sounded "too ethnic". Specifically, according to Simmons, "it sounded like a fruit vendor." Simmons went on to note that "fairly or unfairly, rock and roll is about image".[65] Vincent then suggested the name "Mick Fury", but this was also disallowed. Simmons later suggested the name change to "Vinnie Vincent". Vincent started actively pushing to join Kiss as a full member. Despite the misgivings that both Simmons and Stanley harbored about his personality, Vincent was taken into the band. Stanley designed a character, "The Wiz"[66][67] also known as "The Egyptian Warrior",[68] and make-up centered around an Egyptian ankh, for Vincent.[65] According to the official authorized Kiss biography, written by David Leaf and Ken Sharp, "The Egyptian Ankh Warrior" refers to Vincent's make-up and persona, while the nickname "The Wiz" refers to his virtuosity as a guitar player.[69] According to the Simmons autobiography Kiss and Make-Up, Vincent's Kiss persona was solely "The Wiz". A persona as "The Ankh Warrior" or similar is not mentioned in the book at all.[66][67] From 1982 to 1983, the new lineup of Kiss became Simmons (the Demon), Stanley (the Starchild), Eric Carr (the Fox) and Vincent (The Egyptian Warrior[68] or the Wiz[66][67]). This incarnation of Kiss was to be the last incarnation of the original make-up era. Vincent's personality did not mesh well with either Stanley or Simmons, and he was dismissed from Kiss at the end of the Creatures tour. He was reinstated before recording started for Lick It Up because Simmons and Stanley could not find a new lead guitarist on such short notice. Vincent appeared on the cover of Lick It Up and was credited as the lead guitarist. He received a writing credit for eight of the ten songs on the album; "Fits Like a Glove" and "Dance All Over Your Face" were written solely by Simmons. Personality issues arose once again, and Vincent was fired following the Lick It Up tour, due in part to excessive guitar soloing at a 1984 concert in Quebec. He was replaced by Mark St. John (birth name Mark Norton). Vincent's work on Creatures of the Night was not officially recognized until the album was remastered in 1997. Vincent was later utilized by Kiss as a songwriter on the 1992 album Revenge, contributing to the songs "Unholy", "Tough Love", "Heart of Chrome" and "I Just Wanna". Before long, Vincent fell out with Simmons and Stanley for a third time, and they again severed their musical ties. Persistent rumors circulated for years among Kiss fans regarding the true reason for Vincent's dismissals from Kiss, with at least one band member refusing to comment except to say that legally it was not up for discussion. Simmons stated in an interview several years later that Vincent's firing was for "unethical behavior", but he did not elaborate: I named Vincent Cusano, 'Vinnie Vincent'. That's the only gift he's allowed. It's interesting that Vinnie hasn't changed his name back to Vinnie Cusano. Vinnie, for the record, was fired for unethical behavior, not because of lack of talent. The guy is very talented. He was unethical. He was fired.[70] 1983–1995: Unmasking Sensing it was time for a change, Kiss made the decision to abandon their trademark make-up and costumes. The band officially appeared in public without make-up for the first time on a September 18, 1983 appearance on MTV, which coincided with the release of Lick It Up.[71] The tour to promote the new album and the unmasked band members began in Lisbon, Portugal, on October 11, 1983, at Pavilhão Dramático de Cascais, their first concert without make-up since early 1973. Lick It Up became Kiss' first gold record in three years, but the tour was even more sparsely attended than the previous one. Vincent did not get along with Simmons and Stanley, and he left the band at the conclusion of the tour in March 1984. Vincent's replacement was Mark St. John, a session player and guitar tutor.[72] With St. John, Kiss released the album Animalize on September 13, 1984. Animalize followed the success of Lick It Up, and due in part to consistent MTV play for the "Heaven's on Fire" video, Animalize was the band's best-selling record in America during the decade, with over two million albums sold. With the success of the album and subsequent tour, Kiss had recaptured some of their earlier glory (though not to the level of their 1970s heyday). St. John, however, came down with reactive arthritis during tour rehearsals, and only performed at a handful of shows. St. John was relieved of his duties from Kiss in December 1984 and was replaced by Kulick (born December 12, 1953, in Brooklyn). Kulick was Kiss' fourth lead guitarist in less than three years, but he stayed with the band for 12 years.[73] Kulick was one of the band's longest-serving members, with the longest continuous tenure of anyone other than Simmons and Stanley, but he never wore the band's iconic makeup. One of the first concerts Kulick played was at Detroit, Michigan's Cobo Hall. It was filmed for the MTV special Animalize Live. This was later released as the band's first home video, (Animalize Live Uncensored). The lineup of Stanley, Simmons, Carr and Kulick turned out to be the most stable since the original, and for the rest of the 1980s, Kiss released a series of platinum albums: 1985's Asylum, 1987's Crazy Nights and the 1988 greatest hits compilation Smashes, Thrashes & Hits. Crazy Nights, in particular, was one of Kiss' most successful albums overseas. The single "Crazy Crazy Nights" reached No. 4 on the singles chart in the United Kingdom, their highest-charting single in that country.[74] Kiss ended the decade with the October 1989 release Hot in the Shade. Although the album failed to achieve platinum status, it spawned the hit ballad "Forever", co-written by Michael Bolton. Peaking at No. 8 in the US, it was the group's highest-charting single since "Beth" and was the band's second Top 10 single.[74] During this time, Kiss struggled with their identity and fan base. Simmons, arguably the driving force in Kiss during the 1970s, became less involved with the group in the 1980s as he pursued outside interests, most notably a film career. Stanley took a more prominent role as a result.[75][76] In February 1991, the band decided to once again enlist Ezrin to produce their next album. Before recording could begin in earnest, however, tragedy struck. In March 1991, it was discovered that Carr had a tumor on his heart. It was successfully removed the following month, but more tumors were soon discovered in his lungs. Carr received chemotherapy and was pronounced cancer-free in July. However, in September he suffered the first of two cerebral hemorrhages. He died on November 24, 1991, at the age of 41.[77][78] Coincidentally, Queen frontman Freddie Mercury died the same day. Despite the tragic loss of a longtime member, Kiss continued, introducing veteran drummer Eric Singer (born Eric Doyle Mensinger on May 12, 1958, in Cleveland, Ohio). Singer had played with Paul Stanley previously, as part of Stanley's backing band during a 1989 solo tour. Singer also played with artists such as Black Sabbath, Gary Moore, Lita Ford, Badlands and Alice Cooper. Kiss released Revenge on May 19, 1992. It featured a leaner, harder-edged sound, as indicated by the first single, "Unholy". In a surprise move, Kiss enlisted Vincent to help with songwriting duties. The album debuted in the Top 10 and went gold. Kiss embarked on a brief club tour of the U.S. in the spring of 1992, before beginning an American tour in September 1992. The tour was documented on the album Alive III, released on May 14, 1993. Four days later, Kiss were inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk.[79] During this period, Kiss nostalgia started to pick up steam. June 1994 saw the release of Kiss My Ass: Classic Kiss Regrooved, a compilation album featuring popular artists of the era putting their own spin on Kiss songs. The result was an eclectic mix, featuring Lenny Kravitz's funky version of "Deuce" (with Stevie Wonder on harmonica), a ska punk version of "Detroit Rock City" by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Garth Brooks' straightforward take on "Hard Luck Woman", with Kiss themselves as his backing band. In 1995, the group released the book Kisstory, a 440-page, 9 pounds (4.1 kg), detailed chronicle of the group's history to that point. That same year, the band embarked on a unique and well-received Worldwide Kiss Convention Tour. The conventions were all-day events, featuring displays of vintage Kiss stage outfits, instruments and memorabilia; performances by Kiss cover bands; and dealers selling Kiss merchandise from every stage of the band's career. Kiss appeared live at the conventions, conducted question and answer sessions, signed autographs, and performed a two-hour acoustic set composed mostly of spontaneous fan requests. On the first U.S. date (June 17, 1995), Criss appeared onstage with Kiss to sing "Hard Luck Woman" and "Nothin' to Lose". It was the first time Criss had performed publicly with the band in nearly 16 years.[80][81] 1995–2001: Reunion On August 9, 1995, Kiss joined the long line of musicians to perform on MTV Unplugged. The band contacted Criss and Frehley and invited them to participate in the event. Both joined Kiss on stage for several songs at the end of the set: "Beth", "2000 Man", "Nothin' to Lose" and "Rock and Roll All Nite".[80] The Unplugged appearance set off months of speculation that a possible reunion of the original Kiss lineup was in the works. In the weeks following the Unplugged concert, however, the band (with Kulick and Singer), returned to the studio for the first time in three years to record a follow-up to Revenge. Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions was completed in February 1996, but its release was delayed for almost two years. Bootleg copies of the album circulated widely among fans.[82] While Kiss continued to exist publicly as Simmons, Stanley, Kulick and Singer, arrangements for a reunion of the original lineup were in the works. These efforts culminated with a public event as dramatic as any the band had staged since their 1983 unmasking on MTV. With the following statements, Tupac Shakur introduced the original Kiss lineup, in full makeup and Love Gun-era stage outfits, to a rousing ovation at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards:[83] You know how the Grammys used to be, all straight-looking folks with suits. Everybody looking tired. No surprises. We tired of that. We need something different, something new, we need to shock the people ... so let's shock the people! On April 16, the band held a press conference aboard the USS Intrepid in New York City, where they announced their plans for a full-fledged reunion tour, with the help of new manager Doc McGhee. The conference, MC'd by Conan O'Brien, was simulcast to 58 countries. On April 20, nearly 40,000 tickets for the tour's first show sold out in 47 minutes.[84] The first public concert featuring the newly reunited Kiss was an hour-long warm-up show on June 15 for the annual KROQ Weenie Roast in Irvine, California, during which the band nearly ignited the stage of the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater.[85] On June 28, the Kiss Alive/Worldwide Tour began at Tiger Stadium in Detroit in front of a sold-out crowd of 39,867 fans. The tour lasted for 192 shows over the course of one year and earned $43.6 million, making Kiss the top-drawing concert act of 1996.[86] The average attendance of 13,737 is the highest in the group's history.[84] In September 1998, the reunited group issued Psycho Circus. Although it was the first album with the original lineup since 1979's Dynasty, the contributions of Frehley and Criss were minimal. While the images of Frehley and Criss are featured prominently on the album, most of the lead guitar work was later revealed to have been performed by future band member Tommy Thayer. Former member Kulick made an appearance on the intro of the song "Within". Most drum duties were handled by session musician Kevin Valentine. Despite the controversy, the album achieved a No. 3 chart debut, the highest position for a Kiss album until Sonic Boom debuted at No. 2 in 2009.[87] The title track received a Grammy nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance.[88] The Psycho Circus Tour opened at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Halloween in 1998, and was simulcast on FM radio across the U.S. It proved to be another success, and was historic for being the first to ever incorporate 3D visuals into a stage show.[89][90] On August 11, 1999, Kiss was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in the "Recording Industry" category. August 13 saw the release of the film Detroit Rock City, starring Edward Furlong. The film takes place in 1978, and focuses on four teenagers willing to do anything to score tickets for a sold-out Kiss show in Detroit. The next month, the group worked in collaboration with World Championship Wrestling to produce a Kiss-themed wrestler known as The Demon, whose face was painted to resemble Simmons' makeup. The group performed "God of Thunder" live on WCW Monday Nitro to debut the character. The band received $500,000 for the one-night, one-song performance.[91] According to wrestler Dean Malenko, their appearance was the lowest rated Nitro ever. The character was short-lived, and all ties to Kiss were cut by WCW when its head, Eric Bischoff' was relieved of his duties in September of that year. Kiss launched a U.S. Farewell Tour in March 2000.[92] The group quickly added dates to the tour, which ran through April 2001. 2000 also saw the release of a computer game, Kiss: Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child, based on the comic book series Kiss: Psycho Circus from Todd McFarlane Productions. 2001–2008: Post-reunion On the eve of the Japanese and Australian leg of the Farewell Tour on January 31, 2001, Criss suddenly left the band once again, because he and the band could not come to agreement with his contract salary. Taking his place was previous Kiss drummer Singer who, in a move that was controversial among longtime fans, assumed Criss' Cat persona as the Farewell Tour continued.[93] With the band supposedly set to retire by early 2001, a career-encompassing collection entitled simply The Box Set, consisting of 94 tracks on five CDs, was released in November of that year, while the summer saw perhaps the most outrageous item of Kiss merchandise yet – the Kiss Kasket. In introducing the Kiss Kasket, Simmons quipped, "I love livin', but this makes the alternative look pretty damn good."[94] On December 4, 2001, Kiss was one of the honorees at the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences ("The Recording Academy") Heroes Award ceremony, at the NARAS New York Chapter. NARAS has 12 chapters throughout the United States, hence 12 ceremonies throughout the year, with the honorees each being honored by the chapter closest to their residence. By receiving this honor, which NARAS has renamed the "Recording Academy Honors", Kiss effectively received NARAS' second-highest career honor, right behind the Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award.[95][96] Kiss was relatively quiet through the rest of the year, but 2002 started with some controversy as Simmons took part in a controversial interview on National Public Radio with host Terry Gross.[97] In February 2002, Kiss (with Singer on drums and Frehley on lead guitar) performed during the closing ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. This was Frehley's final performance as a member of Kiss. On March 6, 2002, Kiss performed a private concert at a resort in Trelawny, Jamaica. Frehley, who was no longer under contract, did not perform with the group. He was replaced by Thayer, who donned Frehley's Spaceman makeup and costume for his first live appearance with Kiss.[98] That month, the band (with Thayer) taped an appearance on the American sitcom That '70s Show.[99] The episode, "That '70s Kiss Show", aired in August 2002. Thayer again performed with the group in April 2002, when Kiss performed "Detroit Rock City" (with pre-recorded music and live vocals) for an appearance on Dick Clark's American Bandstand 50th Anniversary show, which aired on May 3.[100] In February 2003, Kiss traveled to Australia and recorded Kiss Symphony: Alive IV with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at Etihad Stadium (then known as Telstra Dome) in Melbourne. Thayer once again replaced Frehley, while Criss returned to the group. This album was the first released on Sanctuary Records, which was later sold to Universal Music Group – owners of the rest of Kiss' catalog. Despite claims made prior to the Farewell Tour that it would be the group's last, Kiss toured with Aerosmith in 2003. Frehley announced that his departure from the band was permanent, stating that he believed the Farewell Tour would be Kiss' last,[101] and that he did not want to open for Aerosmith.[102] He was permanently replaced by Thayer, as Kiss moved into a post-reunion phase that saw the band easing into a new lineup, permanently featuring Thayer as "Spaceman" and Singer as "the Catman". On this tour, still featuring Criss, the group introduced the "Platinum" tickets package, with the most expensive packages costing $1,000. This package included a seat in the first five rows, a meet-and-greet with Kiss after their performance and a photograph with the band.[103] The tour earned more than $64 million in 2003, which ranked seventh for the year.[104] Current members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer have replaced Ace Frehley and Peter Criss as "The Spaceman" and "The Catman" respectively. Simmons and Stanley did not renew Criss' contract when it expired in March 2004. Criss, on his website, stated that "No one, again, no one has called me, or my attorney about an extension for future touring. As a founding member I find this to be disrespectful to me, and to the fans that have made us one of the biggest bands in the world."[105] Criss stated in a radio interview in 2004 with Eddie Trunk that Simmons and Stanley were going to start a new Kiss, and felt that he was getting too old to play the drums for two hours (Criss was almost 59 at this time). During the summer of 2004, Kiss headlined the Rock the Nation 2004 World Tour, with Poison as the opening act. The tour ended in August with a sold-out show in Mexico City. Selected dates on the tour were filmed for the Rock the Nation Live! concert DVD, released on December 13, 2005.[106] Stanley, who had been experiencing increasing difficulty with his hip, had his mobility limited during the tour. He has already had two hip surgeries performed, with more likely in the future.[107] After the conclusion of the Rock the Nation Tour, Kiss performed only sporadically for a number of years. The group played two shows in 2005, and another six in 2006. Four of the 2006 shows were July concerts in Japan, including two dates (July 22 and 23) as a headlining act at the 2006 Udo Music Festival. Kiss performed four July 2007 concerts, three of which were dubbed the Hit 'N Run Tour. Prior to the final show on July 27, Stanley was hospitalized with an extremely rapid heartbeat. In his absence, Kiss performed in concert as a trio for the first time since 1982. This was the first Kiss concert that Stanley had missed during his then 34-year tenure with the group.[108] Kiss (along with Queen, Def Leppard and Judas Priest) were honored at the inaugural "VH1 Rock Honors" event, held May 25, 2006 in Las Vegas. A tribute band, consisting of Rob Zombie (vocals), Slash (guitar), Scott Ian (bass), and Supernova bandmates Tommy Lee (drums) and Gilby Clarke (guitar), performed "God of Thunder" with Frehley. In June 2006, Simmons and Stanley attended the opening of the Kiss Coffeehouse in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. On October 15, 2006, Simmons, Stanley and Criss were inaugural inductees into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, along with performers such as Neil Diamond, Billy Joel, Louis Armstrong, the Ramones and Tony Bennett.[109] Stanley released his second solo album, Live to Win, on October 24, 2006, and undertook a brief solo tour in support. On October 31 the same year, the group released Kissology Volume One: 1974–1977, the first of 10 possible DVD sets featuring complete concert footage, interviews and never-before-seen clips.[110] By January 2007, the set had been certified 5x platinum in the United States.[111] A second volume was released on August 14, 2007. It was certified 6x Platinum by the RIAA on October 24.[112] What seemed to be the final entry, Kissology Volume Three: 1992–2000, was released on December 18, 2007, and has been certified 8x Platinum by the R.I.A.A.[113] Stanley insisted that there are more volumes forthcoming, during an interview with Norwegian broadcasting in the summer of 2008, but no details have been given. In April 2007, former guitarist St. John died from an apparent cerebral hemorrhage at age 51.[114] After being forced to leave Kiss in 1984, St. John formed the short-lived glam metal group White Tiger. In 1990, he briefly collaborated with Criss in a band called the Keep, which only performed once and released no recordings. St. John largely dropped out of public view in later years, but did make occasional appearances at Kiss fan conventions. Though Kiss had been eligible for enshrinement in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1999, they were not nominated until 2009 and were not inducted until 2014. While this snub displeased some fans, Stanley and Simmons maintained that it was meaningless to them. Nevertheless, a group of about 200 Kiss fans held a protest rally in front of the Hall of Fame in Cleveland on August 5, 2006. It was the first known organized demonstration seeking the induction of a band into the Hall.[115] In 2007, a new comic book series featuring the band was released by the Kiss Comics Group in association with Platinum Studios. Titled Kiss 4K: Legends Never Die, the first issue was published in both a regular size and a giant 1.5' x 2.5' "Destroyer edition". The band picked up their pace in 2008, embarking on their first proper tour of Europe in nearly a decade. On January 30, 2008, Stanley confirmed that Kiss would launch the Kiss Alive/35 World Tour, playing arena and stadium shows in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. On March 16, 2008, Kiss closed the Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit as well as performing in Brisbane and Sydney as part of this tour. Kiss played at the Rock2Wgtn two-day festival held in Wellington, New Zealand on March 22 and 23, 2008; the festival also featured Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Poison, Alice Cooper, Lordi, Sonic Altar and Symphony of Screams, with special effects provided by WETA Workshop (of The Lord of the Rings and King Kong fame). Throughout the summer of 2008, Kiss headlined festivals as well as their own shows and played to a record audience of about 400,000 people.[116] As part of this tour, Kiss headlined the Download Festival at England's Donington Park on June 13. Three days later, they headlined the Arrow Rock Festival in Nijmegen, Netherlands. On June 28, Kiss headlined the Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium. It was the last show of the European leg of the Kiss Alive/35 Tour. On August 4, Kiss played at Rockin' the Rally at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally as part of the tour. South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds proclaimed August 4, 2008 to be "Kiss Rock and Roll Day" in South Dakota. In September 2008, both Simmons and Stanley confirmed rumors that the Kiss Alive/35 Tour would continue with extensive tours of North America in the beginning of 2009, as well as South America. The latter tour included shows on April 5 in Argentina, April 7 and 8 in Brazil, April 14 in Peru (the first Kiss show ever in Peru), and other concerts in Venezuela (the first Kiss show ever in Venezuela) and Chile. That summer, Kiss came back to North America to continue the Alive/35 World Tour, starting on July 18 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.[117][118][119] 2008–2012: Sonic Boom and Monster More than 10 years after their last studio album, and following years of denials about ever wanting to do a new album, Stanley and Simmons changed their minds. In November 2008, Stanley stated to rock photographer Ross Halfin that a new Kiss album was in the works. Stanley himself would be the producer, and the album would have a "real 70s Kiss sound" to it. Later that month, Simmons and Stanley both publicly confirmed the information about a new Kiss album: We have 4 tunes recorded. If you're a fan of our stuff from about 1977, you'll feel right at home. All of us have taken up the songwriting call to arms in the same spirit we once did – without a care in the world and without outside writers. Nothing to prove to anyone. Just doing what comes naturally. Ignoring fashions, trends and with a personal vow from all of us: no rapping. There are plenty of people out there doing this and they don't need four palefaced guys pretending they're from the hood. Besides, I'm not sure how to correctly pronounce 'wassup.' See you all there ... Or maybe later![116] The band appeared on American Idol in May 2009, performing "Detroit Rock City" and "Rock and Roll All Nite" with Adam Lambert.[120] In October 2009, a new studio album, titled Sonic Boom, was released.[121] It included a CD of new material, re-recorded versions of famous Kiss hits (previously released as Jigoku-Retsuden, a Japanese exclusive album in 2008) and a live DVD recorded in Buenos Aires, Argentina.[122] "Modern Day Delilah" was released as the lead single from Sonic Boom on August 19, 2009. The song was Kiss' first single release in 11 years, since 1998's "You Wanted the Best". The song gained positive feedback from both critics and fans, and was compared to the band's 1970s work.[123][124] In support of the new album, Kiss appeared live on Late Show with David Letterman on October 6, 2009, and on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on October 7, 2009. Sonic Boom debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, selling 108,000 copies in its first week of release. On September 25, 2009, the Kiss Alive/35 North American Tour kicked off at Cobo Hall in Detroit; both nights were filmed for future DVD release. These were the band's final performances there, as the venue was later closed as part of the renovation of the Cobo Center. Kiss headlined the 2009 Voodoo Experience held at City Park in New Orleans, Louisiana on Halloween night.[125] During their performance at the MTS Centre on November 9, 2009, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, one of the lighting trusses caught on fire from a pyro cue. The truss had to be lowered in order to have the fire put out. During the five or so minutes it took to extinguish the fire, the band broke into the song "Firehouse". No one was hurt and the show continued.[126] Kiss started the European leg of the Sonic Boom Over Europe Tour in May 2010. Tragedy struck Kiss for a third time when former manager Aucoin died of cancer on June 28, 2010, at the age of 66. Stanley and Simmons said he was like the fifth member of Kiss. The tour included their first UK arena shows in 11 years and their first visit to Slovakia. Kiss later played at two dates in US cities Cheyenne, Wyoming and the North Dakota State Fair in Minot, North Dakota in July 2010. They also played at the Indiana State Fair in August and the Minnesota State Fair in September. They also made a brief appearance at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga, New York on August 17, 2010. On July 23, Kiss started The Hottest Show on Earth Tour in the United States. The tour saw the band play numerous shows throughout the US, Canada and Mexico. On April 13, 2011, Kiss began recording a new album due for release later in the year.[127] Simmons stated, the album "is gonna be the next step to Sonic Boom. Very similar – straight rock songs, no ballads, no keyboards, no nothing, just rock."[127] The band also used old analog equipment instead of more popular digital recording gear. Simmons said: "Technology is a seductive bitch, she will seduce you. You press this button, you don't have to do anything. But analog is the love of your life. You can push real hard and it always gives back. For the new album, the actual recording process was 24-track tape and an old Trident board. And as many tubes as possible. You need tubes, electricity and thick wood to make that thick sound."[128][129] Kiss spent the summer of 2011 playing venues in the US and Canada, visiting cities they had not played in some time; it was dubbed the "Lost Cities Tour". Their next album Monster was released in October 2012. KISS by Monster Mini Golf was opened in March 2012 in Las Vegas. The facility is an 18-hole indoor miniature golf course, featuring arcade games, a gift shop and numerous pieces of band memorabilia on display. The complete current version of the band attended the grand opening.[130] Kiss appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on March 20, 2012. A press conference was held on the same day to announce a summer North American tour called The Tour, co-headlined by Mötley Crüe. The Tour started on July 20 and ended on October 1. The single "Hell or Hallelujah" was released internationally on July 2, 2012, and on July 3 in North America. Monster was released on October 9, 2012, in North America to critical and fan acclaim, debuting in the Top 3 in the US and Top 10 in many countries. Kiss kicked off the Monster Tour on November 7, 2012, in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the River Plate Stadium and continued the six-date South American leg with dates in Santiago, Asunción, Porto Alegre, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro until November 18. The Australian leg began on February 28, 2013, in Perth at the Perth Arena and ran through March 16 in Mackay at Virgin Australian Stadium. They were joined by Mötley Crüe, Thin Lizzy and Diva Demolition. The band extensively toured Europe and Canada with a few US dates in June through August, and then Japan in October. 2013–2016: 40th anniversary, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and international collaboration In 2015, Kiss released a collaboration CD with another artist for the first time.[131] The artist was Momoiro Clover Z, the most popular female idol group according to 2013 and 2015 surveys in Japan.[132][133][134][135] On October 16, 2013, Kiss was again announced as a nominee for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,[136] and was subsequently announced as an inductee on December 17.[137] In 2013, Kiss purchased a share of an Arena Football League expansion franchise set to begin play at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California in 2014. Simmons, Stanley and manager McGhee jointly owned the team, called the Los Angeles Kiss. Both Simmons and Stanley are known fans of the AFL.[138] The LA Kiss offered National Football League free agent quarterback Tim Tebow a contract to join their team and play in the AFL, but he did not join.[139] The team folded in 2016. In 2014, Kiss toured as co-headliners with Def Leppard. After Simmons toured with Joe Elliott in South America, the two talked about their bands working together. From June 23 to August 31, 2014, the bands toured 42 cities, with a dollar per ticket donated to such military charities as Wounded Warrior Project.[140] For the first time in the band's 41-year history, Kiss was featured on the cover of the April 10, 2014 (Issue 1206) edition of Rolling Stone magazine. On April 10, 2014, Kiss was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Though the rockers did not perform, the original four members (Simmons, Stanley, Frehley and Criss) showed up at the 29th annual induction ceremony in Brooklyn to accept their honor.[137][141] External video Yume no Ukiyo ni Saite Mi na Kiss's first collaboration single with another artist. On January 28, 2015, Kiss released a collaboration single with the Japanese female idol group Momoiro Clover Z, titled "Yume no Ukiyo ni Saite Mi na". It was the first time Kiss had issued a collaboration record with another artist.[131] In Japan, it was released physically in two versions: "Momoiro Clover Z Edition" (on CD and Blu-ray) and "Kiss Edition" (CD only).[142][143] An alternate mix of the single's title song was also included as an opening track on the Japanese-only SHM-CD album Best of Kiss 40, released in Japan on the same day.[144][145] Before the collaboration, the members of Kiss had watched concert videos of Momoiro Clover Z. Stanley later commented during an interview: Spectacular show! Great choreography! Music like we never heard before. We said, "this is something we can do!" Somebody said, "Kiss, why are you doing it?" "Because we can!" It's two worlds getting together, doing something unbelievable. Music power rocks the world.[146] On September 15, 2015, the RIAA announced that the band had earned more gold records than any other American band in the association's 63-year history, with a total of 30 gold album awards (including the band's four 1978 solo albums). Cary Sherman, the RIAA CEO and chairman, commented: What an extraordinary achievement for an enduring band. Forty years later and the band is still rocking. Congratulations to KISS on their Gold album milestone and continued success.[147] 2016–present: Freedom to Rock Tour and final years In 2016, Kiss conducted a summer tour, titled the Freedom to Rock Tour, of less frequented cities and smaller venues. The tour ran throughout the summer, with opening acts Caleb Johnson and the Dead Daisies.[148] On December 13, 2016, Kiss performed during the Season 11 finale of The Voice, accompanied by the season winner Sundance Head. There have also been conflicting stories on whether Kiss will record another album or not. Simmons has said "yes" in interviews, saying that he has songs written and lined up for a new album. Stanley and Thayer dispute this however and say that they don't vow to make one and that the band can move forward without new music.[149][150] Simmons and Stanley made cameo appearances in the 2016 movie Why Him?.[151] On September 19, 2018, following a performance on America's Got Talent, Kiss announced that they will be ending their career with the One Last Kiss: End of the Road World Tour in 2019.[1][152] The tour kicks off on January 31 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and currently features 74 additional dates that run through December 3 in Auckland, New Zealand.[153] In October 2018, the band reunited with Ace Frehley and Bruce Kulick on the Kiss Kruise. They performed "New York Groove", "2,000 Man", "Hide Your Heart" and "Domino". This is the first time Frehley and the band have performed since 2002 for their first Kiss Farewell Tour and Kulick's first time performing with the band live since his departure in 1997.[154] Musical style Kiss have typically been classified under the genres of hard rock, shock rock,[155] and heavy metal.[156][157][158][159] Most of their '70s albums, particularly the first six released between 1974 and 1977 as well as 1982's Creatures of the Night, featured a hard rock or traditional heavy metal style. 1979's Dynasty and 1980's Unmasked featured a more disco/pop rock sound, and 1981's Music from "The Elder" found the band dabbling in progressive rock. In 1983, starting with Lick It Up and the removal of their trademark make-up, the band began incorporating elements of glam metal into their sound and visual image.[160][161] Later, in the early 1990s, their sound grew heavier and abandoned the glam metal sound.[162] In the mid-1990s, the band returned to their original sound.[158] Their music is described as "a commercially potent mix of anthemic, fist-pounding hard rock, driven by sleek hooks and ballads powered by loud guitars, cloying melodies, and sweeping strings. It was a sound that laid the groundwork for both arena rock and the pop-metal that dominated rock in the late '80s."[158] The first review of Kiss by Rolling Stone, in 1973, described the band as "an American Black Sabbath".[163] The same magazine's review of Hotter than Hell stated that "with twin guitars hammering out catchy mondo-distorto riffs and bass and drums amiably bringing up the rear, Kiss spews forth a deceptively controlled type of thunderous hysteria."[164] At the same time, Bennington Banner from Rock Music magazine said, "With its members' bizarre, Kabuki-like makeup, studded black leather costumes and arsenal of on-stage firepower – both musical and literal – Kiss represents the most extreme form of hard rock in 1974."[165] Influence British glam rock band Slade (pictured in 1973) was among the band's influences Kiss was strongly influenced by Alice Cooper and the New York Dolls,[166] while Gene Simmons states "their musical heart and soul lies in England".[167] The Beatles and the trio of rock guitarists Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck were among the British acts he praised, with Simmons stating, "I've ripped off so many English riffs, if the British influence wasn't there, we wouldn't be here. 'Rock and Roll All Nite' is a direct bastard child of Slade's 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now'".[167] In his book, Kiss and Make-Up, Simmons wrote of the glam rock group Slade, "... we liked the way they connected with the crowd and the way they wrote anthems ... we wanted that same energy, that same irresistible simplicity".[168] The world of concert touring was changed by Kiss's practice of erecting uniquely designed stage sets. Tours got larger, carrying more personnel and equipment, including sets, costumes, sound and lighting gear, pyrotechnics, all requiring more trucking, and the total cost increasing by millions of dollars. Kiss also innovated with a significant expansion of concert merchandising, selling non-musical Kiss-branded goods to concertgoers. The sales of merchandise helped pay for the concert expenses and bring a profit to the band as well as give them more of a presence without relying solely on radio. Other bands copied Kiss by selling their own branded goods at concerts, a practice which became more of a necessity in the 1980s with increasing costs of touring.[166][169] Members Further information: List of Kiss members Current Paul Stanley – vocals, rhythm guitar (1973–present) Gene Simmons – vocals, bass (1973–present) Tommy Thayer – lead guitar, vocals (2002–present) Eric Singer – drums, percussion, vocals (1991–1996, 2001-2002, 2004–present) Former Ace Frehley – lead guitar, vocals (1973–1982, 1996–2002) Peter Criss – drums, percussion, vocals (1973–1980, 1996–2001, 2002–2004) Eric Carr – drums, percussion, vocals (1980–1991; his death) Vinnie Vincent – lead guitar, vocals (1982–1984) Mark St. John – lead guitar, vocals (1984; died 2007) Bruce Kulick – lead guitar, vocals (1984–1996) Make-up designs "We had to go through torture to perfect the process of putting it on," Stanley admitted in 1996. "I can remember plenty of times when I blinded myself with black eye make-up ... In the beginning, the white was a zinc oxide cream which you can buy in any pharmacy. We didn't know what we were doing; we just wanted white faces ... and the zinc oxide beating spraying ourselves with white paint. We eventually worked our way up to what's called 'clown white.' The two best brands are made by Stein's and Max Factor ... At first, the black was Maybelline waterproof eyeliner, but it would crack because it's only meant to draw a line around your eye, not a whole star. Now we use black grease sticks, which are a more solid form of greasepaint. The silver that Peter and Ace use is made by Stein's, and it comes in bottles in either metallic gold or metallic silver ... The only time we have problems is in situations of extreme heat. I remember doing a show when it was so hot and humid that the make-up literally ran off our faces. Between songs we'd run to the side of the stage to slap on more clown white!"[170] The Starchild Paul Stanley The Demon Gene Simmons The Spaceman/ Space Ace Ace Frehley (since 2002: Tommy Thayer) The Catman Peter Criss (since 2004: Eric Singer) The Fox Eric Carr The Ankh Warrior Vinnie Vincent St. John and Kulick were members of Kiss only during the period where the band members did not perform wearing make-up. The four original makeup designs have been registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, with ownership and licensing rights held by Simmons and Stanley. The Spaceman makeup design was sold to Simmons and Stanley by Ace Frehley. Awards and nominations Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Kiss Discography Main article: Kiss discography Studio albums Kiss (1974) Hotter than Hell (1974) Dressed to Kill (1975) Destroyer (1976) Rock and Roll Over (1976) Love Gun (1977) Gene Simmons (1978) Ace Frehley (1978) Peter Criss (1978) Paul Stanley (1978) Dynasty (1979) Unmasked (1980) Music from "The Elder" (1981) Creatures of the Night (1982) Lick It Up (1983) Animalize (1984) Asylum (1985) Crazy Nights (1987) Hot in the Shade (1989) Revenge (1992) Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions (1997) Psycho Circus (1998) Sonic Boom (2009) Monster (2012) See also Book: Kiss Heavy metal portal Category:Kiss (band) Kiss videography List of songs recorded by Kiss List of artists who reached number one on the U.S. Mainstream Rock chart List of best-selling music artists List of awards and nominations received by Kiss Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards 2007 Kiss Alive! 1975-2000 Best Reissue Won 2008 Paul Stanley Showman Award Won Grammy Awards The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Kiss has received one award nomination. 1999 "Psycho Circus" Best Hard Rock Performance Nominated Metal Edge Readers' Choice Awards 1996 Kiss Band of the Year 1996 Kiss Best Metal/Hard Rock Band 1996 Kiss Best Concert Performance 1996 Kiss Best Concert Tour 1996 Paul Stanley Best Vocalist 1996 Gene Simmons Best Bassist 1996 Ace Frehley Best Guitarist 1996 Kiss Unplugged Best Video Cassette 1997 "Jungle" Song of the Year 1998 Psycho Circus Album of the Year 1998 "Psycho Circus" Song of the Year 1998 "Psycho Circus" Best Video Clip 1998 Second Coming Best Video Cassette 1998 Kiss Best Concert Performance 1998 Gene Simmons Best Bassist 2000 Kiss Stage Show of the Year MTV Video Music Awards The MTV Video Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony established in 1984 by MTV. KISS has received just one nomination. 1984 "All Hell's Breakin' Loose" Best Cinematography Nominated People's Choice Awards The People's Choice Awards is an awards show recognizing the people and the work of popular culture. Kiss has received one award to date, for song Beth in 1977. Result 1977 "Beth" Favorite New Song Won Rock and Roll Hall of Fame The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a museum and award show dedicated to honoring the history and cultural impact of rock and roll. KISS was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame on April 10th, 2014 2014 Kiss Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Won Kiss Paul Stanley · Gene Simmons · Tommy Thayer · Eric Singer Ace Frehley · Peter Criss · Eric Carr · Vinnie Vincent · Mark St. John · Bruce Kulick Studio albums Kiss · Hotter Than Hell · Dressed to Kill · Destroyer · Rock and Roll Over · Love Gun · Dynasty · Unmasked · Music from "The Elder" · Creatures of the Night · Lick It Up · Animalize · Asylum · Crazy Nights · Hot in the Shade · Revenge · Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions · Psycho Circus · Sonic Boom · Monster '78 solo albums Ace Frehley · Gene Simmons · Paul Stanley · Peter Criss Live albums Alive! · Alive II · Alive III · Kiss Unplugged · You Wanted the Best, You Got the Best!! · Kiss Symphony: Alive IV · Kiss Instant Live · Alive! The Millennium Concert · Kiss Alive 35 · Kiss Sonic Boom Over Europe · Kiss Rocks Vegas Compilations Double Platinum · Killers · Chikara · Smashes, Thrashes & Hits · Greatest Kiss · The Very Best of Kiss · 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Kiss · The Best of Kiss, Volume 2: The Millennium Collection · Gold · The Best of Kiss, Volume 3: The Millennium Collection · Jigoku-Retsuden · Kiss 40 · Kissworld Box sets The Originals · The Box Set · Kiss Chronicles: 3 Classic Albums · Kiss Alive! 1975–2000 · Ikons Video albums Animalize Live Uncensored · Exposed · Crazy Nights · X-treme Close-Up · Kiss Konfidential · Kiss My Ass: The Video · Kiss Unplugged · Psycho Circus 3-D Video · The Second Coming · Kiss Symphony: The DVD · Rock the Nation Live! · Kissology Volume One: 1974–1977 · Kissology Volume Two: 1978–1991 · Kissology Volume Three: 1992–2000 · Kiss Rocks Vegas Tribute albums Hard to Believe: A Kiss Covers Compilation · Kiss My Ass: Classic Kiss Regrooved · A Tribute to the Creatures of the Night · Kiss My Grass: A Hillbilly Tribute to Kiss · Spin the Bottle: An All-Star Tribute to Kiss · Gods of Thunder: A Norwegian Tribute to Kiss · Lick It Up – A Millennium Tribute to Kiss · Kiss My Ankh · Sheep in KISS Make Up Concert tours The Early Days of Kiss · Kiss Tour · Hotter than Hell Tour · Dressed to Kill Tour · Alive! 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Kiss is an American hard rock band from New York City, New York. Formed in 1973, the group originally featured rhythm guitarist Paul Stanley, bassist Gene Simmons, lead guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss, all of whom contributed to vocals.[1] The band's lineup remained stable until 1980, when Criss left on May 17.[2] He was replaced by Eric Carr later in the year.[3] Two years later Frehley also left the band, although Stanley and Simmons have claimed that he was fired due to a problem with drug and alcohol abuse.[4] Frehley was replaced by Vinnie Vincent, who performed on Creatures of the Night and Lick It Up before leaving in 1984.[5] Mark St. John performed on Animalize, before Bruce Kulick replaced him after the album's release.[6] Carr died on November 24, 1991,[7] being replaced by Eric Singer.[8] In 1996, founding members Frehley and Criss rejoined the band for the Alive/Worldwide Tour, marking the first performances of the original lineup in 17 years.[9] The reunited lineup released one studio album, Psycho Circus, in 1998.[1] Following the 2000–2001 Farewell Tour, Kiss intended to retire from touring; however, the band returned in 2002 with returning drummer Singer (who rejoined the previous year) and new lead guitarist Tommy Thayer.[1] Criss returned to the band later in the year, but left again in 2004.[10] With the current lineup, Kiss has released two studio albums: 2009's Sonic Boom and 2012's Monster.[1] Members Paul Stanley 1973–present vocals · rhythm guitar all Kiss releases Gene Simmons 1973–present vocals · bass all Kiss releases Tommy Thayer 1989 · 1992 · 2002–present lead guitar · vocals Hot in the Shade (1989) – "Betrayed" and "The Street Giveth and the Street Taketh Away" only · Revenge (1992, only backing vocals) · all Kiss releases from Psycho Circus (1998) to present Eric Singer 1991–1996 · 2001–2002 · 2004–present drums · percussion · vocals all Kiss releases from Revenge (1992) to Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions (1997) · all Kiss releases from Kiss Alive 35 (2009) to present Ace Frehley 1973–1982 · 1995 · 1996–2002 lead guitar · vocals all Kiss releases from Kiss (1974) to Music from "The Elder" (1981) · You Wanted the Best, You Got the Best!! (1996) · Psycho Circus (1998) · Alive! The Millennium Concert (2000) Peter Criss 1973–1980 · 1995 · 1996–2001 · 2002–2004 drums · percussion · vocals all Kiss releases from Kiss (1974) to Dynasty (1979) · You Wanted the Best, You Got the Best!! (1996) · Psycho Circus (1998) · Alive! The Millennium Concert (2000) · Kiss Symphony: Alive IV (2003) Eric Carr 1980–1991 (his death) drums · percussion · vocals all Kiss releases from Music from "The Elder" (1981) to Revenge (1992) – "God Gave Rock 'N' Roll to You II" and "Carr Jam 1981" only on Revenge Vinnie Vincent 1982–1984 lead guitar · vocals Creatures of the Night (1982) · Lick It Up (1983) Mark St. John 1984 lead guitar · vocals Animalize (1984) Bruce Kulick 1984–1996 lead guitar · vocals · keyboards all Kiss releases from Animalize (1984) to Psycho Circus (1998) – "Lonely Is the Hunter" and "Murder in High Heels" only on Animalize; "Psycho Circus", "Within" and "Dreamin'" only on Psycho Circus Kiss videography The following is the filmography of the American rock band Kiss. Music videos 1975 Rock and Roll All Nite Unknown C'mon and Love Me 1976 I Want You Hard Luck Woman Love 'em, Leave 'em Unknown 1979 I Was Made for Lovin' You John Goodhue Sure Know Something 1980 Shandi Unknown 1981 A World Without Heroes Bruce Gowers 1982 I Love It Loud Paul Davey 1983 Lick It Up Martin Kahan All Hell's Breakin' Loose 1984 Heaven's on Fire David Lewis Thrills in the Night Albie Vos 1985 Tears Are Falling David Mallet Who Wants to Be Lonely Uh! All Night 1986 Rock and Roll All Nite (Live) Claude Borenwzeig 1987 Crazy Crazy Nights Jean Pellerin & Doug Freel Reason to Live Marty Callner 1988 Turn On the Night 1989 Let's Put the 'X' in Sex Rebecca Blake (You Make Me) Rock Hard Hide Your Heart Marty Callner Rise to It Mark Rezyka Forever 1991 God Gave Rock 'N' Roll to You II 1992 Unholy Paul Rachman I Just Wanna Domino Every Time I Look at You Mark Rezyka 1993 I Love It Loud (Live) Joseph Young 1997 Shout It Out Loud (Live) Wayne Isham 1998 Psycho Circus James Hurlburt 2009 Modern Day Delilah Wayne Isham Lyric videos 2012 "Hell or Hallelujah" 2013 "Right Here Right Now" Video albums 1985 Animalize Live Uncensored Released: April 19, 1985 Label: Mercury Records Formats: VHS US: Platinum[1] 1987 Exposed Released: May 18, 1987 Label: PolyGram Music Video Formats: VHS, DVD US: Platinum[1] CAN: Platinum[2] 1988 Crazy Nights Released: June 6, 1988 Label: PolyGram Music Video Formats: VHS US: Gold[1] 1992 X-treme Close-Up Released: August 18, 1992 Label: PolyGram Music Video Formats: VHS, DVD US: Platinum[1] CAN: Gold[2] 1993 Kiss Konfidential Released: August 16, 1993 Label: PolyGram Music Video Formats: VHS, DVD US: Gold[1] CAN: Gold[2] 1994 Kiss My Ass: The Video Released: August 23, 1994 Label: PolyGram Music Video Formats: VHS, DVD US: Gold[1] 1996 Kiss Unplugged Released: March 12, 1996 Label: PolyGram Music Video Formats: VHS, DVD US: Gold[1] 1998 Psycho Circus 3-D Video Released: October 20, 1998 Label: Mercury Records Formats: CD US: Platinum[1] The Second Coming Released: November 24, 1998 Label: PolyGram Music Video Formats: DVD US: Platinum[1] AUS: 2x Platinum[3] 2003 Kiss Symphony: The DVD Released: September 10, 2003 Label: Sanctuary Records Formats: DVD US: 2× Platinum[1] ARG: Platinum[4] CAN: 2× Platinum[2] AUS: Platinum[5] 2005 Rock the Nation Live! Released: December 13, 2005 Label: Image Entertainment Formats: DVD US: 2× Platinum[1] CAN: 2× Platinum[2] AUS: Platinum[6] 2006 Kissology Volume One: 1974–1977 Released: October 31, 2006 Label: VH1 Classic Records Formats: DVD US: 5× Platinum[1] CAN: 8× Platinum[2] 2007 Kissology Volume Two: 1978–1991 Released: August 14, 2007 Label: VH1 Classic Records Formats: DVD US: 6× Platinum[1] Kissology Volume Three: 1992–2000 Released: December 18, 2007 Label: VH1 Classic Records Formats: DVD US: 8× Platinum[1] 2016 Kiss Rocks Vegas Released: August 26, 2016 Label: Formats: DVD, Blu-Ray, CD Feature films 1978 Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park Gordon Hessler 1999 Detroit Rock City Adam Rifkin 2015 Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone Other appearances In 2010 Love theme from KISS appeared in the movie Somewhere, directed by Sofia Coppola. Kiss in the 1998 Millennium episode "...Thirteen Years Later". Kiss was also featured in the Family Guy episodes "A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas" and "Road to Europe". In 2002, Kiss filmed a music video with the cast of the popular sitcom That '70s Show to announce that the show was going into syndication. The half-hour special showed behind the scenes of the making of the video. The half-hour special, called That '70s Kiss Show, aired on VH1. Gene Simmons makes a cameo appearance in the 2008 movie Detroit Metal City (a live action adaptation of the manga of the same name) as Jack ill Dark, a legendary Black metal guitarist from the United States. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley appeared as themselves in the 2009 Fairly OddParents episode "Wishology Part 1: The Big Beginning." Kiss appeared on the season finale of American Idol in 2009 and 2014 during results shows in which they performed with Adam Lambert and Caleb Johnson. Gene Simmons appears as himself on the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "Long Road Home". Gene Simmons makes an appearance on Castle, in the episode "To Love and Die in L.A." as a friend of the murder victim whose case Castle and Beckett investigate. They also appear in an episode of What's New, Scooby-Doo? performing as themselves, they later appeared in the Scooby-Doo movie Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley appear in the 2016 comedy film Why Him? as themselves. In 1976 Kiss has appeared in The Paul Lynde Halloween Special as themselves. List of songs recorded by Kiss The original lineup of Kiss in 1977. Clockwise from top: Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, Paul Stanley and Ace Frehley. Kiss is an American hard rock band from New York City, New York. Formed in January 1973, the group originally included rhythm guitarist and vocalist Paul Stanley, bassist and vocalist Gene Simmons, lead guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss.[1] Songwriting is typically led by Stanley and Simmons, who also perform the majority of lead vocals, although all members regularly contribute.[2] The band's self-titled debut album featured only one songwriting credit for Frehley and Criss (on "Love Theme from Kiss", written by all four members), as well as a cover version of Bobby Rydell's "Kissin' Time".[3] Frehley wrote or co-wrote three songs on Hotter than Hell,[4] and two on 1975's Dressed to Kill.[5] For Destroyer, the band worked closely with producer Bob Ezrin, who was credited for songwriting on seven of the album's nine tracks.[6] Rock and Roll Over, released in 1976, was again led by Stanley and Simmons, with Sean Delaney co-credited alongside the former on three tracks.[7] 1977's Love Gun featured a writing credit each for Frehley and Criss, as well as a cover of "Then She Kissed Me", originally by The Crystals.[8] After each member released an eponymous solo album in 1978, Kiss returned in 1979 with Dynasty, which featured session drummer Anton Fig in place of the injured Criss.[9] Fig also performed on Unmasked the following year, by which time Criss had left Kiss.[10] Unmasked included several songwriters from outside of the band, including producer Vini Poncia on all but three tracks.[11] Following the addition of Eric Carr on drums, the band released Music from "The Elder" in 1981, which was the last to feature Frehley who departed the following year.[12] Frehley was replaced by Vinnie Vincent, who first wrote and performed on Creatures of the Night in 1982.[13] The album also featured two songs co-written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance.[13] Vincent remained for the 1983 follow-up Lick It Up, although left after the album's touring cycle.[14] He was replaced for Animalize by Mark St. John, which included songs co-written by Desmond Child, Mitch Weissman and Jean Beauvoir.[15] Bruce Kulick debuted on Asylum as the band's fourth lead guitarist, which again included credits for Child and Beauvoir.[16] Crazy Nights and Hot in the Shade featured returning contributors Poncia, Child and Weissman, as well as new additions such as Tommy Thayer, Michael Bolton and Bob Halligan Jr.[17][18] Carr died of cancer on November 24, 1991, with Eric Singer taking over as the band's drummer.[1] The band's 1992 release Revenge was largely co-written with Ezrin, who had returned as producer.[19] In 1996, Frehley and Criss returned for an original lineup reunion tour.[1] The group released Psycho Circus in 1998, which was primarily written by Stanley and Simmons with contributions from Curtis Cuomo, Holly Knight, Karl Cochran, Ezrin and Kulick.[20] By 2004, the lineup of Kiss included lead guitarist Thayer and drummer Singer.[1] The group's next studio album followed in 2009 – Sonic Boom was written entirely by the band's members, with all but Singer credited.[21] 2012's Monster credited the drummer on just one track, "Back to the Stone Age", which was written by the whole band.[22] In early 2015, Kiss released a single in collaboration with Japanese idol group Momoiro Clover Z entitled "Yume no Ukiyo ni Saite Mi na".[23] Songs Rhythm guitarist Paul Stanley, the primary songwriter in Kiss, has written (or co-written) and performed lead (or co-lead) vocals on over 120 songs for the band. Bassist Gene Simmons is the second main songwriter and vocalist in the band, with writing credits on over 100 songs and singing credits on over 90. Original lead guitarist Ace Frehley wrote or co-wrote 18 and performed lead vocals on 12 songs during his two tenures. Peter Criss, the original Kiss drummer, wrote only five tracks for the band, but performed vocals on a total of thirteen. Guitarist Bruce Kulick co-wrote 20 songs for Kiss, both as a band member and as a guest contributor, and performed lead vocals on "I Walk Alone". The band's current drummer Eric Singer is featured as a co-writer on only one Kiss track, "Back to the Stone Age", which is credited to the whole group. Tommy Thayer has written or co-written 16 songs for the group since 1989, as well as singing on two ("Outta This World" and "When Lightning Strikes"). Anton Fig performed drums on Dynasty and Unmasked, and co-wrote the song "Dark Light" for Music from "The Elder". Bob Ezrin produced three Kiss albums, co-writing 21 songs with various band members. Kiss covered Bobby Rydell's "Kissin' Time" for their 1974 self-titled debut album. Kim Fowley co-wrote two songs on 1976's Destroyer – "King of the Night Time World" and "Do You Love Me". Kiss recorded a cover of "Then He Kissed Me", originally by The Crystals, under the title "Then She Kissed Me", for the 1977 album Love Gun. Alive II features a recording of The Dave Clark Five's "Any Way You Want It", written by the eponymous frontman. The 1979 album Dynasty included a cover of The Rolling Stones song "2,000 Man". Lou Reed contributed to songwriting for three tracks on Music from "The Elder". Bryan Adams co-wrote three songs for the 1982 releases Killers and Creatures of the Night. Diane Warren co-wrote the singles "Turn On the Night" and "(You Make Me) Rock Hard", as well as writing "Nothing Can Keep Me from You" for the 1999 film Detroit Rock City. Holly Knight co-wrote one song for 1989's Hot in the Shade and two for 1998's Psycho Circus. Michael Bolton wrote the 1990 single "Forever" with Stanley. Black 'n Blue frontman Jaime St. James co-wrote "In My Head", released on 1997's Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions. Kiss covered the Ramones song "Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?" for the 2003 tribute album We're a Happy Family: A Tribute to Ramones. In 2014, the band contributed a recording of the Wings track "Venus and Mars/Rock Show", written by Paul and Linda McCartney, to the tribute album The Art of McCartney. The band collaborated with Japanese idol group Momoiro Clover Z for the single "Yume no Ukiyo ni Saite Mi na", released in 2015 with B-side "Samurai Son" List of songs recorded by Kiss, with writer(s), lead vocalist(s), original release and year "100,000 Years" Paul Stanley Gene Simmons Paul Stanley Kiss 1974 [24] "2,000 Man" (The Rolling Stones cover) Mick Jagger Keith Richards Ace Frehley Dynasty 1979 [25] "Ain't That Peculiar" Eric Carr Smokey Robinson Pete Moore Bobby Rogers Marv Tarplin Eric Carr The Box Set 2001 [26] "All American Man" Paul Stanley Sean Delaney Paul Stanley Alive II 1977 [27] "All for the Glory" Paul Stanley Gene Simmons Eric Singer Sonic Boom 2009 [28] "All for the Love of Rock & Roll" Paul Stanley Eric Singer Monster 2012 [29] "All Hell's Breakin' Loose" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Gene Simmons Vinnie Vincent Eric Carr Paul Stanley Lick It Up 1983 [30] "All the Way" Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Hotter than Hell 1974 [31] "Almost Human" Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Love Gun 1977 [32] "And on the 8th Day" Gene Simmons Vinnie Vincent Gene Simmons Lick It Up 1983 [33] "Any Way You Slice It" Gene Simmons Howard Rice Gene Simmons Asylum 1985 [34] "Any Way You Want It" (The Dave Clark Five cover) Dave Clark Paul Stanley Alive II 1977 [35] "Anything for My Baby" Paul Stanley Paul Stanley Dressed to Kill 1975 [36] "Baby Driver" Peter Criss Stan Penridge Peter Criss Rock and Roll Over 1976 [37] "Back to the Stone Age" Gene Simmons Paul Stanley Tommy Thayer Eric Singer Gene Simmons Monster 2012 [38] "Bad, Bad Lovin'" Gene Simmons Gene Simmons The Box Set 2001 [39] "Bang Bang You" Paul Stanley Desmond Child Paul Stanley Crazy Nights 1987 [40] "Beth" Song released as a single Peter Criss Stan Penridge Bob Ezrin Peter Criss Destroyer 1976 [41] "Betrayed" Gene Simmons Tommy Thayer Gene Simmons Hot in the Shade 1989 [42] "Black Diamond" Paul Stanley Peter Criss Paul Stanley Kiss 1974 [43] "Boomerang" Gene Simmons Bruce Kulick Gene Simmons Hot in the Shade 1989 [44] "Burn Bitch Burn" Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Animalize 1984 [45] "C'mon and Love Me" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Paul Stanley Dressed to Kill 1975 [46] "Cadillac Dreams" Gene Simmons Vini Poncia Gene Simmons Hot in the Shade 1989 [47] "Calling Dr. Love" Song released as a single Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Rock and Roll Over 1976 [48] "Carr Jam 1981" Eric Carr none (instrumental) Revenge 1992 [49] "Charisma" Gene Simmons Howard Marks Gene Simmons Dynasty 1979 [50] "Childhood's End" Gene Simmons Tommy Thayer Bruce Kulick Gene Simmons Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions 1997 [51] "Christine Sixteen" Song released as a single Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Love Gun 1977 [52] "Cold Gin" Ace Frehley Gene Simmons Kiss 1974 [53] "Comin' Home" Paul Stanley Ace Frehley Paul Stanley Hotter than Hell 1974 [54] "Crazy Crazy Nights" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Adam Mitchell Paul Stanley Crazy Nights 1987 [55] "Creatures of the Night" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Adam Mitchell Paul Stanley Creatures of the Night 1982 [56] "Dance All Over Your Face" Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Lick It Up 1983 [57] "Danger" Paul Stanley Adam Mitchell Paul Stanley Creatures of the Night 1982 [58] "Danger Us" Paul Stanley Paul Stanley Sonic Boom 2009 [59] "Dark Light" Ace Frehley Gene Simmons Anton Fig Lou Reed Ace Frehley Music from "The Elder" 1981 [60] "Detroit Rock City" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Bob Ezrin Paul Stanley Destroyer 1976 [61] "Deuce" Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Kiss 1974 [62] "The Devil Is Me" Gene Simmons Paul Stanley Tommy Thayer Gene Simmons Monster 2012 [63] "Dirty Livin'" Peter Criss Stan Penridge Vini Poncia Peter Criss Dynasty 1979 [64] "Do You Love Me" Paul Stanley Kim Fowley Bob Ezrin Paul Stanley Destroyer 1976 [65] "Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?" (Ramones cover) Dee Dee Ramone Johnny Ramone Joey Ramone Paul Stanley We're a Happy Family: A Tribute to Ramones 2003 [66] [67] "Domino" Song released as a single Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Revenge 1992 [68] "Don't Touch My Ascot" (with Greg Collins and Jared Faber) Tony Cervone Greg Collins Jared Faber Paul Stanley Gene Simmons Tommy Thayer Eric Singer Greg Collins Jared Faber Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery 2015 [69] "Doncha Hesitate" Paul Stanley Paul Stanley The Box Set 2001 [70] "Down on Your Knees" Paul Stanley Mikel Japp Bryan Adams Paul Stanley Killers 1982 [71] "Dreamin'" Paul Stanley Bruce Kulick Paul Stanley Psycho Circus 1998 [72] "Easy as It Seems" Paul Stanley Vini Poncia Paul Stanley Unmasked 1980 [73] "Eat Your Heart Out" Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Monster 2012 [74] "Escape from the Island" Ace Frehley Eric Carr Bob Ezrin none (instrumental) Music from "The Elder" 1981 [75] "Every Time I Look at You" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Bob Ezrin Paul Stanley Revenge 1992 [76] "Exciter" Paul Stanley Vinnie Vincent Paul Stanley Lick It Up 1983 [77] "Fanfare" Paul Stanley Bob Ezrin none (instrumental) Music from "The Elder" 1981 [78] "Firehouse" Paul Stanley Paul Stanley Kiss 1974 [79] "Fits Like a Glove" Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Lick It Up 1983 [80] "Flaming Youth" Song released as a single Ace Frehley Paul Stanley Gene Simmons Bob Ezrin Paul Stanley Destroyer 1976 [81] "Forever" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Michael Bolton Paul Stanley Hot in the Shade 1989 [82] "Freak" Paul Stanley Tommy Thayer Paul Stanley Monster 2012 [83] "Get All You Can Take" Paul Stanley Mitch Weissman Paul Stanley Animalize 1984 [84] "Getaway" Ace Frehley Peter Criss Dressed to Kill 1975 [85] "Gimme More" Paul Stanley Vinnie Vincent Paul Stanley Lick It Up 1983 [86] "God Gave Rock 'n' Roll to You II" Song released as a single (Argent cover) Russ Ballard Paul Stanley Gene Simmons Bob Ezrin Paul Stanley Gene Simmons Revenge 1992 [87] "God of Thunder" Paul Stanley Gene Simmons Destroyer 1976 [88] "Goin' Blind" Gene Simmons Stephen Coronel Gene Simmons Hotter than Hell 1974 [89] "Good Girl Gone Bad" Gene Simmons Davitt Sigerson Peter Diggins Gene Simmons Crazy Nights 1987 [90] "Got Love for Sale" Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Love Gun 1977 [91] "Got to Choose" Paul Stanley Paul Stanley Hotter than Hell 1974 [92] "Great Expectations" Gene Simmons Bob Ezrin Gene Simmons Destroyer 1976 [93] "Hard Luck Woman" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Peter Criss Rock and Roll Over 1976 [94] "Hard Times" Ace Frehley Ace Frehley Dynasty 1979 [95] "Hate" Gene Simmons Bruce Kulick Scott van Zen Gene Simmons Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions 1997 [96] "Heart of Chrome" Paul Stanley Vinnie Vincent Bob Ezrin Paul Stanley Revenge 1992 [97] "Heaven's on Fire" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Desmond Child Paul Stanley Animalize 1984 [98] "Hell or Hallelujah" Paul Stanley Paul Stanley Monster 2012 [99] "Hell or High Water" Gene Simmons Bruce Kulick Gene Simmons Crazy Nights 1987 [100] "Hide Your Heart" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Desmond Child Holly Knight Paul Stanley Hot in the Shade 1989 [101] "Hooligan" Peter Criss Stan Penridge Peter Criss Love Gun 1977 [102] "Hot and Cold" Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Sonic Boom 2009 [103] "Hotter than Hell" Paul Stanley Paul Stanley Hotter than Hell 1974 [104] "I" Song released as a single Gene Simmons Bob Ezrin Paul Stanley Gene Simmons Music from "The Elder" 1981 [105] "I Confess" Gene Simmons Ken Tamplin Gene Simmons Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions 1997 [106] "I Finally Found My Way" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Bob Ezrin Peter Criss Psycho Circus 1998 [107] "I Just Wanna" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Vinnie Vincent Paul Stanley Revenge 1992 [108] "I Know Who You Are" Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Love Gun (deluxe edition reissue only) 2014 [109] "I Love It Loud" Song released as a single Gene Simmons Vinnie Vincent Gene Simmons Creatures of the Night 1982 [110] "I Pledge Allegiance to the State of Rock & Roll" Paul Stanley Curtis Cuomo Holly Knight Paul Stanley Psycho Circus 1998 [111] "I Still Love You" Paul Stanley Vinnie Vincent Paul Stanley Creatures of the Night 1982 [112] "I Stole Your Love" Paul Stanley Paul Stanley Love Gun 1977 [113] "I Walk Alone" Gene Simmons Bruce Kulick Bruce Kulick Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions 1997 [114] "I Want You" Paul Stanley Paul Stanley Rock and Roll Over 1976 [115] "I Was Made for Lovin' You" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Vini Poncia Desmond Child Paul Stanley Dynasty 1979 [116] "I Will Be There" Paul Stanley Bruce Kulick Curtis Cuomo Paul Stanley Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions 1997 [117] "I'll Fight Hell to Hold You" Paul Stanley Adam Mitchell Bruce Kulick Paul Stanley Crazy Nights 1987 [118] "I'm a Legend Tonight" Paul Stanley Adam Mitchell Paul Stanley Killers 1982 [119] "I'm Alive" Paul Stanley Desmond Child Bruce Kulick Paul Stanley Asylum 1985 [120] "I'm an Animal" Paul Stanley Gene Simmons Tommy Thayer Gene Simmons Sonic Boom 2009 [121] "I've Had Enough (Into the Fire)" Paul Stanley Desmond Child Paul Stanley Animalize 1984 [122] "In My Head" Gene Simmons Scott van Zen Jaime St. James Gene Simmons Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions 1997 [123] "In the Mirror" Paul Stanley Bruce Kulick Curtis Cuomo Paul Stanley Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions 1997 [124] "In Your Face" Gene Simmons Ace Frehley Psycho Circus (Japanese edition only) 1998 [125] "Into the Void" Ace Frehley Karl Cochran Ace Frehley Psycho Circus 1998 [126] "Is That You?" Gerard McMahon Paul Stanley Unmasked 1980 [127] "It Never Goes Away" Paul Stanley Bruce Kulick Curtis Cuomo Paul Stanley Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions 1997 [128] "It's My Life" Paul Stanley Gene Simmons Paul Stanley The Box Set 2001 [129] "Journey of 1,000 Years" Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Psycho Circus 1998 [130] "Jungle" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Bruce Kulick Curtis Cuomo Paul Stanley Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions 1997 [131] "Just a Boy" Paul Stanley Bob Ezrin Paul Stanley Music from "The Elder" 1981 [132] "Keep Me Comin'" Paul Stanley Adam Mitchell Paul Stanley Creatures of the Night 1982 [133] "Killer" Song released as a single Gene Simmons Vinnie Vincent Gene Simmons Creatures of the Night 1982 [134] "King of Hearts" Paul Stanley Vini Poncia Paul Stanley Hot in the Shade 1989 [135] "King of the Mountain" Paul Stanley Desmond Child Bruce Kulick Paul Stanley Asylum 1985 [136] "King of the Night Time World" Paul Stanley Kim Fowley Mark Anthony Bob Ezrin Paul Stanley Destroyer 1976 [137] "Kissin' Time" Song released as a single (Bobby Rydell cover) Kal Mann Bernie Lowe Gene Simmons Paul Stanley Peter Criss Kiss 1974 [138] "Ladies in Waiting" Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Dressed to Kill 1975 [139] "Ladies Room" Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Rock and Roll Over 1976 [140] "Larger than Life" Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Alive II 1977 [141] "Last Chance" Paul Stanley Gene Simmons Tommy Thayer Paul Stanley Monster 2012 [142] "Leeta" Gene Simmons Gene Simmons The Box Set 2001 [143] "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll" Song released as a single Gene Simmons Paul Stanley Gene Simmons Hotter than Hell 1974 [144] "Let Me Know" Paul Stanley Gene Simmons Paul Stanley Kiss 1974 [145] "Let's Put the X in Sex" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Desmond Child Paul Stanley Smashes, Thrashes & Hits 1988 [146] "Lick It Up" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Vinnie Vincent Paul Stanley Lick It Up 1983 [147] "Little Caesar" Eric Carr Gene Simmons Adam Mitchell Eric Carr Hot in the Shade 1989 [148] "Lonely Is the Hunter" Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Animalize 1984 [149] "Long Way Down" Paul Stanley Tommy Thayer Paul Stanley Monster 2012 [150] "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em" Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Rock and Roll Over 1976 [151] "Love Gun" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Paul Stanley Love Gun 1977 [152] "Love Her All I Can" Paul Stanley Paul Stanley Dressed to Kill 1975 [153] "Love Theme from Kiss" Paul Stanley Gene Simmons Ace Frehley Peter Criss none (instrumental) Kiss 1974 [154] "Love's a Deadly Weapon" Paul Stanley Gene Simmons Rod Swenson Wes Beech Gene Simmons Asylum 1985 [155] "Love's a Slap in the Face" Gene Simmons Vini Poncia Gene Simmons Hot in the Shade 1989 [156] "Mad Dog" Gene Simmons Gene Simmons The Box Set 2001 [157] "Magic Touch" Paul Stanley Paul Stanley Dynasty 1979 [158] "Mainline" Paul Stanley Peter Criss Hotter than Hell 1974 [159] "Makin' Love" Paul Stanley Sean Delaney Paul Stanley Rock and Roll Over 1976 [160] "Master & Slave" Paul Stanley Bruce Kulick Curtis Cuomo Paul Stanley Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions 1997 [161] "A Million to One" Paul Stanley Vinnie Vincent Paul Stanley Lick It Up 1983 [162] "Modern Day Delilah" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Paul Stanley Sonic Boom 2009 [163] "Mr. Blackwell" Gene Simmons Lou Reed Gene Simmons Music from "The Elder" 1981 [164] "Mr. Speed" Paul Stanley Sean Delaney Paul Stanley Rock and Roll Over 1976 [165] "Much Too Soon" Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Love Gun (deluxe edition reissue only) 2014 [166] "Murder in High-Heels" Gene Simmons Mitch Weissman Gene Simmons Animalize 1984 [167] "My Way" Paul Stanley Desmond Child Bruce Turgon Paul Stanley Crazy Nights 1987 [168] "Naked City" Gene Simmons Vini Poncia Bob Kulick Pepe Castro Gene Simmons Unmasked 1980 [169] "Never Enough" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Tommy Thayer Paul Stanley Sonic Boom 2009 [170] "No, No, No" Gene Simmons Bruce Kulick Eric Carr Gene Simmons Crazy Nights 1987 [171] "Not for the Innocent" Gene Simmons Vinnie Vincent Gene Simmons Lick It Up 1983 [172] "Nothin' to Lose" Song released as a single Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Peter Criss Kiss 1974 [173] "Nothing Can Keep Me from You" Diane Warren Paul Stanley Detroit Rock City 1999 [174] "Nowhere to Run" Paul Stanley Paul Stanley Killers 1982 [175] "The Oath" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Bob Ezrin Tony Powers Paul Stanley Music from "The Elder" 1981 [176] "Odyssey" Tony Powers Paul Stanley Music from "The Elder" 1981 [177] "Only You" Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Paul Stanley Music from "The Elder" 1981 [178] "Outta This World" Tommy Thayer Tommy Thayer Monster 2012 [179] "Paralyzed" Gene Simmons Bob Ezrin Gene Simmons Revenge 1992 [180] "Parasite" Ace Frehley Gene Simmons Hotter than Hell 1974 [181] "Partners in Crime" Paul Stanley Adam Mitchell Paul Stanley Killers 1982 [182] "Plaster Caster" Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Love Gun 1977 [183] "Prisoner of Love" Gene Simmons Bruce Kulick Gene Simmons Hot in the Shade 1989 [184] "Psycho Circus" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Curtis Cuomo Paul Stanley Psycho Circus 1998 [185] "Radar for Love" Paul Stanley Desmond Child Paul Stanley Asylum 1985 [186] "Rain" Paul Stanley Bruce Kulick Curt Cuomo Paul Stanley Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions 1997 [187] "Raise Your Glasses" Paul Stanley Holly Knight Paul Stanley Psycho Circus 1998 [188] "Read My Body" Paul Stanley Bob Halligan Jr. Paul Stanley Hot in the Shade 1989 [189] "Reason to Live" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Desmond Child Paul Stanley Crazy Nights 1987 [190] "Reputation" Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Love Gun (deluxe edition reissue only) 2014 [191] "Right Here Right Now" Paul Stanley Tommy Thayer Paul Stanley Monster (digital editions only) 2012 [192] [193] "Rise to It" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Bob Halligan Jr. Paul Stanley Hot in the Shade 1989 [194] "Rock and Roll All Nite" Song released as a single Gene Simmons Paul Stanley Gene Simmons Dressed to Kill 1975 [195] "Rock and Roll Hell" Gene Simmons Bryan Adams Jim Vallance Gene Simmons Creatures of the Night 1982 [196] "Rock and Roll Demons" (hidden track also known as "Rock and Roll Party") Gene Simmons Paul Stanley Bob Ezrin none (instrumental) Destroyer 1976 [197] "Rock Bottom" Paul Stanley Ace Frehley Paul Stanley Dressed to Kill 1975 [198] "Rocket Ride" Song released as a single Ace Frehley Sean Delaney Ace Frehley Alive II 1977 [199] "Rockin' in the U.S.A." Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Alive II 1977 [200] "Room Service" Paul Stanley Paul Stanley Dressed to Kill 1975 [201] "Russian Roulette" Gene Simmons Paul Stanley Gene Simmons Sonic Boom 2009 [202] "Saint and Sinner" Gene Simmons Mikel Japp Gene Simmons Creatures of the Night 1982 [203] "Samurai Son" (with Momoiro Clover Z) Paul Stanley Greg Collins Paul Stanley "Yume no Ukiyo ni Saite Mi na" 2015 [204][23] "Save Your Love" Ace Frehley Ace Frehley Dynasty 1979 [205] "Say Yeah" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Paul Stanley Sonic Boom 2009 [206] "Secretly Cruel" Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Asylum 1985 [207] "Seduction of the Innocent" Gene Simmons Scott van Zen Gene Simmons Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions 1997 [208] "See You in Your Dreams" Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Rock and Roll Over 1976 [209] "Shandi" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Vini Poncia Paul Stanley Unmasked 1980 [210] "She" Gene Simmons Stephen Coronel Gene Simmons Paul Stanley Dressed to Kill 1975 [211] "She's So European" Gene Simmons Vini Poncia Gene Simmons Unmasked 1980 [212] "Shock Me" Ace Frehley Ace Frehley Love Gun 1977 [213] "Shout It Out Loud" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Gene Simmons Bob Ezrin Paul Stanley Gene Simmons Destroyer 1976 [214] "Shout Mercy" Paul Stanley Tommy Thayer Paul Stanley Monster 2012 [215] "Silver Spoon" Paul Stanley Vini Poncia Paul Stanley Hot in the Shade 1989 [216] "Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell" Gene Simmons Vini Poncia Gene Simmons Hot in the Shade 1989 [217] "Spit" Gene Simmons Paul Stanley Scott van Zen Gene Simmons Paul Stanley Revenge 1992 [218] "Stand" Paul Stanley Gene Simmons Paul Stanley Gene Simmons Sonic Boom 2009 [219] "Stop, Look to Listen" Paul Stanley Paul Stanley The Box Set 2001 [220] "Strange Ways" Ace Frehley Peter Criss Hotter than Hell 1974 [221] "The Street Giveth and the Street Taketh Away" Gene Simmons Tommy Thayer Gene Simmons Hot in the Shade 1989 [222] "Strutter" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Gene Simmons Paul Stanley Kiss 1974 [223] "Sure Know Something" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Vini Poncia Paul Stanley Dynasty 1979 [224] "Sweet Pain" Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Destroyer 1976 [225] "Take It Off" Paul Stanley Bob Ezrin Kane Roberts Paul Stanley Revenge 1992 [226] "Take Me" Paul Stanley Sean Delaney Paul Stanley Rock and Roll Over 1976 [227] "Take Me Down Below" Gene Simmons Paul Stanley Tommy Thayer Gene Simmons Paul Stanley Monster 2012 [228] "Talk to Me" Song released as a single Ace Frehley Ace Frehley Unmasked 1980 [229] "Tears Are Falling" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Paul Stanley Asylum 1985 [230] "Then She Kissed Me" (The Crystals cover) Jeff Barry Ellie Greenwich Phil Spector Paul Stanley Love Gun 1977 [231] "Thief in the Night" Gene Simmons Mitch Weissman Gene Simmons Crazy Nights 1987 [232] "Thou Shalt Not" Gene Simmons Jesse Damon Gene Simmons Revenge 1992 [233] "Thrills in the Night" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Jean Beauvoir Paul Stanley Animalize 1984 [234] "Time Traveler" Paul Stanley Desmond Child Paul Stanley The Box Set 2001 [235] "Tomorrow" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Vini Poncia Paul Stanley Unmasked 1980 [236] "Tomorrow and Tonight" Paul Stanley Paul Stanley Love Gun 1977 [237] "Torpedo Girl" Ace Frehley Vini Poncia Ace Frehley Unmasked 1980 [238] "Tough Love" Paul Stanley Bob Ezrin Bruce Kulick Paul Stanley Revenge 1992 [239] "Trial by Fire" Gene Simmons Bruce Kulick Gene Simmons Asylum 1985 [240] "Turn On the Night" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Diane Warren Paul Stanley Crazy Nights 1987 [241] "Two Sides of the Coin" Ace Frehley Ace Frehley Unmasked 1980 [242] "Two Timer" Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Dressed to Kill 1975 [243] "Uh! All Night" Paul Stanley Desmond Child Jean Beauvoir Paul Stanley Asylum 1985 [244] "Under the Gun" Paul Stanley Desmond Child Eric Carr Paul Stanley Animalize 1984 [245] "Under the Rose" Gene Simmons Eric Carr Gene Simmons Music from "The Elder" 1981 [246] "Unholy" Song released as a single Gene Simmons Vinnie Vincent Gene Simmons Revenge 1992 [247] "Venus and Mars/Rock Show" (Wings cover) Paul McCartney Linda McCartney Paul Stanley The Art of McCartney 2014 [248] "Wall of Sound" Paul Stanley Gene Simmons Tommy Thayer Gene Simmons Monster 2012 [249] "War Machine" Gene Simmons Bryan Adams Jim Vallance Gene Simmons Creatures of the Night 1982 [250] "Watchin' You" Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Hotter than Hell 1974 [251] "We Are One" Song released as a single Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Psycho Circus 1998 [252] "What Makes the World Go 'Round" Paul Stanley Vini Poncia Paul Stanley Unmasked 1980 [253] "When Lightning Strikes" Tommy Thayer Paul Stanley Tommy Thayer Sonic Boom 2009 [254] "When Your Walls Come Down" Paul Stanley Adam Mitchell Bruce Kulick Paul Stanley Crazy Nights 1987 [255] "While the City Sleeps" Gene Simmons Mitch Weissman Gene Simmons Animalize 1984 [256] "Who Wants to Be Lonely" Paul Stanley Desmond Child Jean Beauvoir Paul Stanley Asylum 1985 [257] "Within" Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Psycho Circus 1998 [258] "A World Without Heroes" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Gene Simmons Bob Ezrin Lou Reed Gene Simmons Music from "The Elder" 1981 [259] "X-Ray Eyes" Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Dynasty 1979 [260] "Yes I Know (Nobody's Perfect)" Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Sonic Boom 2009 [261] "You Love Me to Hate You" Paul Stanley Desmond Child Paul Stanley Hot in the Shade 1989 [262] "(You Make Me) Rock Hard" Song released as a single Paul Stanley Desmond Child Diane Warren Paul Stanley Smashes, Thrashes & Hits 1988 [263] "You Wanted the Best" Song released as a single Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Paul Stanley Peter Criss Ace Frehley Psycho Circus 1998 [264] "You're All That I Want" Gene Simmons Vini Poncia Gene Simmons Unmasked 1980 [265] "Young and Wasted" Gene Simmons Vinnie Vincent Gene Simmons Lick It Up 1983 [266] "Yume no Ukiyo ni Saite Mi na" Song released as a single (with Momoiro Clover Z) Paul Stanley Greg Collins Yuho Iwasato Momoiro Clover Z "Yume no Ukiyo ni Saite Mi na" 2015 [267][23 Rooted in the campy theatrics of Alice Cooper and the sleazy hard rock of glam rockers the New York Dolls, Kiss became a favorite of American teenagers in the '70s. Most kids were infatuated with the look of Kiss, not their music. Decked out in outrageously flamboyant costumes and makeup, the band fashioned a captivating stage show featuring dry ice, smoke bombs, elaborate lighting, blood spitting, and fire breathing that captured the imaginations of thousands of kids. But Kiss' music shouldn't be dismissed -- it was a commercially potent mix of anthemic, fist-pounding hard rock driven by sleek hooks and ballads powered by loud guitars, cloying melodies, and sweeping strings. It was a sound that laid the groundwork for both arena rock and the pop-metal that dominated rock in the late '80s. Kiss was the brainchild of Gene Simmons (bass, vocals) and Paul Stanley (rhythm guitar, vocals), former members of the New York-based hard rock band Wicked Lester; the duo brought in drummer Peter Criss through his ad in Rolling Stone, while guitarist Ace Frehley responded to an advertisement in The Village Voice. Even at their first Manhattan concert in 1973, the group's approach was theatrical, and Flipside producer Bill Aucoin offered the band a management deal after the show. Two weeks later, the band was signed to Neil Bogart's fledgling record label, Casablanca. Kiss released their self-titled debut in February of 1974; it peaked at number 87 on the U.S. charts. By April of 1975, the group had released three albums and had been touring America constantly, building up a sizable fan base. Alive! Culled from those numerous concerts, Alive! (released in the fall of 1975) made the band rock & roll superstars; it climbed into the Top Ten and its accompanying single, "Rock 'N' Roll All Nite," made it to number 12. Their follow-up, Destroyer, was released in March of 1976 and became the group's first platinum album; it also featured their first Top Ten single, Peter Criss' power ballad "Beth." Kiss mania was in full swing; thousands of pieces of merchandise hit the marketplace (including pinball machines, makeup and masks, and board games), and the group had two comic books released by Marvel as well as a live-action TV movie, Kiss Meet the Phantom of the Park. A 1977 Gallup poll named Kiss the most popular band in America. The group was never seen in public without wearing their makeup, and their popularity was growing by leaps and bounds; the membership of the Kiss Army, the band's fan club, was in the six figures. Dynasty Even such enormous popularity had its limits, though, and the band reached them in 1978, when all four members released solo albums on the same day in October. Simmons' record was the most successful, reaching number 22 on the charts, yet all of them made it into the Top 50. Dynasty, released in 1979, continued their streak of platinum albums, yet it was their last record with the original lineup -- Criss left in 1980. Kiss Unmasked, released in the summer of 1980, was recorded with session drummer Anton Fig; Criss' true replacement, Eric Carr, joined the band in time for their 1980 world tour. Kiss Unmasked was their first record since Destroyer to fail to go platinum, and 1981's Music from the Elder, their first album recorded with Carr, didn't even go gold -- it couldn't even climb past number 75 on the charts. Ace Frehley left the band after its release; he was replaced by Vinnie Vincent in 1982. Vincent's first album with the group, 1982's Creatures of the Night, fared better than Music from the Elder, yet it couldn't make it past number 45 on the charts. Lick It Up Sensing it was time for a change, Kiss dispensed with their makeup for 1983's Lick It Up. The publicity worked, as the album became their first platinum record in four years. Animalize, released the following year, was just as successful, and the group essentially recaptured their niche. Vincent left after Animalize and was replaced by Mark St. John, although St. John was soon taken ill with Reiter's Syndrome and left the band. Bruce Kulick became Kiss' new lead guitarist in 1984. For the rest of the decade, Kiss turned out a series of best-selling albums, culminating in the early 1990 hit ballad "Forever," which was their biggest single since "Beth." Kiss was scheduled to record a new album with their old producer, Bob Ezrin, in 1990 when Eric Carr became severely ill with cancer; he died in November of 1991 at the age of 41. Kiss replaced him with Eric Singer and recorded Revenge (1992), their first album since 1989; it was a Top Ten hit and went gold. Kiss followed it with the release of Alive III the following year; it performed respectably, but was not up to the standards of their two previous live records. Psycho Circus In 1996, the original lineup of Kiss -- featuring Simmons, Stanley, Frehley, and Criss -- reunited to perform an international tour, complete with their notorious makeup and special effects. The tour was one of the most successful of 1996, and in 1998 the reunited group issued Psycho Circus. While the ensuing tour in support of Psycho Circus was a success, sales of Kiss' reunion album weren't as stellar as anticipated. Reminiscent of the band's unfocused late-'70s period, few tracks on Psycho Circus featured all four members playing together (most tracks were supplemented with session musicians), as the band seemed more interested in flooding the marketplace with merchandise yet again instead of making the music their top priority. With rumors running rampant that the Psycho Circus Tour would be their last, the quartet announced in the spring of 2000 that they would be launching a U.S. farewell tour in the summer, which became one of the year's top concert draws. But on the eve of a Japanese and Australian tour in early 2001, Peter Criss suddenly left the band once again, supposedly discontent with his salary. Taking his place was previous Kiss drummer Eric Singer, who in a controversial move for some longtime fans, donned Criss' cat-man makeup (since Simmons and Stanley own both Frehley and Criss' makeup designs, there was no threat of a lawsuit) as the farewell tour continued. KISSology With the band scheduled to call it a day (supposedly) by late 2001, a mammoth career-encompassing box set was set for later in the year, while the summer saw perhaps the most over-the-top piece of Kiss merchandise yet -- the "Kiss Kasket." The group was relatively quiet throughout the rest of the year, but 2002 started with a bang as Gene Simmons turned in an entertaining and controversial interview on NPR where he criticized the organization and berated host Terry Gross with sexual comments and condescending answers. He was promoting his autobiography at the time, which also caused dissent in the Kiss camp because of inflammatory remarks made toward Ace Frehley. Frehley subsequently declined to appear at an American Bandstand anniversary show; his place was taken by a wig-wearing Tommy Thayer, and Simmons was quick to dismiss the performance as another in a long series of money-oriented decisions. The band kept touring the globe with no new album in stores, but in 2008 they returned to the studio, re-recorded their hits, and released Jigoku-Retsuden aka KISSology or Kiss Klassics (the release was initially exclusive to Japan). Sonic Boom In spring of 2009, the band began recording their first studio album in 11 years, and released the results in October with the title Sonic Boom. Produced by Paul Stanley and Greg Collins, the album was exclusively distributed in North America by Wal-Mart. In 2012, the band's 20th studio album, Monster, surfaced, rewriting the cowbell-heavy party rock of their '70s heyday and adding some nods to the sinister metal of 1992's Revenge. In 2014, after 15 years of eligibility, Kiss was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The following year they released a collaborative single with the Japanese idol group Momoiro Clover Z. In 2017, a career-spanning single-disc best-of, Kissworld, was released to coincide with a massive world tour of the same name. All Credits Art Direction Artwork Audio Production Bass Composer Design Guitar MC Performer Photography Primary Artist Producer Text Tributee Vocals 2018 Classic Road Trip [UMOD] Primary Artist 2018 Rock & Roll Love Kiss Primary Artist 2018 Rock Legends: The Ultimate Collection Primary Artist 2017 '70s Schooldays: The Ultimate Collection [2017] Primary Artist 2017 20 #1's: Classic Rock Vol. 2 Primary Artist 2017 American Road Trip Primary Artist 2017 Classic Rock Ballads [2017] Primary Artist 2017 Kissworld: The Best of Kiss Kiss Primary Artist 2017 Live on Air: Legendary Broadcasts Kiss Primary Artist 2017 No. 1 Dad: The Ultimate Collection Primary Artist 2017 Now That's What I Call Tailgate Anthems Primary Artist 2017 The Roots Of Kiss Primary Artist 2017 Throwback Tunes: Classic Rock Primary Artist 2016 Buenos Aires 1994 Kiss Primary Artist 2016 Crazy Nights: Legendary Radio Broadcasts Kiss Primary Artist 2016 Fresno Broadcast 1979 Kiss Primary Artist 2016 Kiss Rocks Vegas Kiss Primary Artist 2016 Kiss Rocks Vegas [Video] Kiss Primary Artist 2015 Kiss of Death: A Tribute to Kiss Pretty Boy Floyd Tributee 2015 Now That's What I Call Classic Rock [2015] Primary Artist 2015 The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Musical Companion to the Novel by Mitch Albom [Original Soundtrack] Primary Artist 2014 100% Classic Rock Primary Artist 2014 Best of Classic Rock Primary Artist 2014 Countdown 40th Anniversary Primary Artist 2014 Greatest Ever! Rock Ballads [2014] Primary Artist 2014 Heavy Metal Icons Primary Artist 2014 Kiss 40 Years: Decades of Decibels Kiss Primary Artist, Producer 2014 Latest & Greatest American Anthems Primary Artist 2014 Latest & Greatest Driving Rock Anthems Primary Artist 2014 Latest & Greatest Heavy Metal Primary Artist 2014 NOW: 25 Top Hits of the 1970's Primary Artist 2014 Rock Anthems: The Ultimate Collection [2014] Primary Artist 2014 The Ultimate Collection: Driving Songs Primary Artist 2014 The Art of McCartney Primary Artist 2014 Under Command Portrait / RAM Composer 2013 100 Hits: Driving Rock [2013] Primary Artist 2013 5 Classic Albums Kiss Primary Artist, Producer 2013 Best of Kiss Kiss Primary Artist 2013 Eddie Stobart Trucking Songs Primary Artist 2013 Fast Loud Death Lost Society Tributee 2013 Latest & Greatest Guitar Heroes Primary Artist 2013 Oh Yes We Can Love: The History of Glam Rock Primary Artist 2013 The Ritz on Fire Kiss Primary Artist 2013 The Very Best of TV Ad Songs Primary Artist 2012 105 Friends '80: Gli Ottantoni Di Ross & Tony Primary Artist 2012 American Anthems: All Time Classics Primary Artist 2012 Greatest Ever! Driving Rock Primary Artist 2012 Greatest Ever!: Heavy Metal Primary Artist 2012 Greatest Ever!: Soft Rock: The Definitive Collection Primary Artist 2012 Monster Kiss Primary Artist 2012 The Boys Are Back in Town 2012 Primary Artist 2012 The Casablanca Singles: 1974-1982 Kiss Primary Artist, Producer 2011 American Anthems II Primary Artist 2011 Gods of Guitar [Universal] Primary Artist 2011 Greatest Ever! Eighties Hits: The Definitive Collection Primary Artist 2011 RTL2 Pop Rock Selection Primary Artist 2011 The Dilemma [Original Soundtrack] Primary Artist 2010 Babies Go Kiss Tributee 2010 Icon Kiss Primary Artist, Producer 2010 Icon 2 Kiss Primary Artist, Producer 2010 Kiss/Hotter Than Hell Kiss Primary Artist 2010 Rock Anthems [Universal 2010] Primary Artist 2010 Sounds of Vancouver 2010: Canada's Hockey Anthems Primary Artist 2010 Total 80s Pop Primary Artist 2010 Total Drivetime Primary Artist 2009 100 Hits: Movies Composer 2009 Authorized Bootleg: Live - Nashville Municipal Auditorium 1998 Kiss Primary Artist 2009 Dad Rocks! Primary Artist 2009 Destroyer/Rock And Roll Over Kiss Primary Artist 2009 Guitar Monster Primary Artist 2009 Hair Metal Hero DJ Solo Primary Artist 2009 I Love You, Beth Cooper Primary Artist 2009 Kissology: The Ultimate Kiss Collection, Vols. 1-3 Kiss Primary Artist 2009 Kitsune Tabloid Phoenix Primary Artist 2009 Legends of Rock Kiss Primary Artist 2009 Legends of Rock Primary Artist 2009 Monster Ballads: The Ultimate Set Primary Artist 2009 Now That's What I Call Power Ballads [1] Primary Artist 2009 Over the Top Unauthorised Kiss Primary Artist 2009 Resurrection Unauthorized Kiss Primary Artist 2009 Sonic Boom Kiss Primary Artist, Producer 2009 The Lowdown Unauthorized Kiss Primary Artist 2009 Ultimate Collection: Dad Primary Artist 2008 100 Hits: Drive Time Primary Artist 2008 Absolute Rock Anthems Primary Artist 2008 Alive: The Millennium Concert Kiss Primary Artist, Producer 2008 All-Star Sports Jams Primary Artist 2008 Alle Hits! Die 70er Primary Artist 2008 Billboard Top 40 Karaoke: 1970s [Box] Sybersound Primary Artist 2008 Classic Rock BBQ Primary Artist 2008 Classics Kiss Primary Artist 2008 Dad's Jukebox Primary Artist 2008 Die Hit Giganten: Hot Hits Primary Artist 2008 Die Ultimative Chart Show: Die Erfolgreichsten Rock Classics Primary Artist 2008 Die Ultimative Chartshow: Rock Classics Primary Artist 2008 Discoveries Kiss Primary Artist 2008 Driving Songs: The Ultimate Collection Primary Artist 2008 Favorites Kiss Primary Artist 2008 Firehouse - Live Kiss Primary Artist 2008 I Love Metal [Central Station] Primary Artist 2008 IKONS Kiss Primary Artist 2008 In Concert [DVD] Kiss Primary Artist 2008 KISSology Kiss Primary Artist 2008 New Recordings/KISSology Kiss Primary Artist 2008 Noisemakers of 70's Rock Primary Artist 2008 Now That's What I Call Classic Rock Primary Artist 2008 Old Skool of Rock, Vol. 2 Primary Artist 2008 Perfect Driving Album Primary Artist 2008 Playlist Plus Kiss Primary Artist 2008 Playlist Your Way Kiss Primary Artist 2008 Pondus Flat Fuzzpedal Primary Artist 2008 Rock Power Kiss Primary Artist 2008 Rock the Universe [Immortal] Primary Artist 2008 Solid Rock, Vol. 2 Primary Artist 2008 The Best of 1976: 20th Century Masters Primary Artist 2008 The Best of 1979: 20th Century Masters Primary Artist 2008 The Best of Hard Rock, Vol. 2: 20th Century Masters the Millennium Collection Primary Artist 2008 The Best of Kiss: Green Series Kiss Primary Artist 2008 The Complete Collection Kiss Primary Artist 2007 70's, Vol. 3 Primary Artist 2007 As Cinco Melhores Primary Artist 2007 Biggest BBQ Album, Vol. 2 Primary Artist 2007 Cat Tales Kiss Primary Artist 2007 Club 80s [Universal] Primary Artist 2007 Deejay 25 Primary Artist 2007 Essential Playlist: 20 Non-Stop Hits! 70s Primary Artist 2007 Greatest Kiss Kiss Primary Artist 2007 Halloween [2007 Original Soundtrack] Primary Artist 2007 Heavy Metal [Rhino Box Set] Primary Artist 2007 KISSology: The Ultimate Kiss Collection, Vol. 2: 1978-1991 Kiss Primary Artist 2007 KISSology: The Ultimate Kiss Collection, Vol. 3: 1992-2000 Kiss Primary Artist 2007 Legends Informercial Set Primary Artist 2007 Move: Driving with Pop & Beat Songs Primary Artist 2007 Now That's What I Call the 80s [3 CD] Primary Artist 2007 Road Trippin' Primary Artist 2007 Rockopilatorio Primary Artist 2007 The Seventies: Hard Rockin 70's, Vol. 1 Primary Artist 2007 The Ultimate Rock Ballads Collection [Time Life] Primary Artist 2007 The Ultimate Rock Ballads Collection: Love Hurts Primary Artist 2007 True Disco Primary Artist 2007 True Power Ballads Primary Artist 2006 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection, Vol. 3 Kiss Primary Artist 2006 Ace, Gene, Peter and Paul (Solos Box Set) Kiss Primary Artist 2006 Double Platinum: Box Set Kiss Primary Artist 2006 Greatest Ever!: Eighties [2006] Primary Artist 2006 Guilty Pleasures: Shameless Blameless Fun Primary Artist 2006 Headbanger Classics, Vol. 1 Primary Artist 2006 KISSology: The Ultimate Kiss Collection, Vol. 1: 1974-1977 Kiss Primary Artist 2006 Kiss Alive! 1975-2000 Kiss Primary Artist 2006 Krazy Killer (1994 Detroit Kiss Konvention/Interviews) Kiss Primary Artist 2006 Monster Ballads: Platinum Edition Primary Artist 2006 Monsters of Rock [EMI] Primary Artist 2006 R35: Rock & Pops Super Hits Primary Artist 2006 Skitz Metal Primary Artist 2005 Best of Hard Rock, Vol. 2: Kiss/Scorpions/Alice Cooper Primary Artist 2005 Chronicles Kiss Primary Artist, Audio Production 2005 Greatest Kiss Kiss Primary Artist 2005 Instant Live: Alltel Pavillion at Walnut Creek - Raleigh, NC, 07/27/04 Kiss Primary Artist 2005 Love Gun: Live at River Plate Stadium, Argentina Kiss Primary Artist 2005 MTV Unplugged, Vol. 3 Primary Artist 2005 Peer Pressure, Vol. 2 D-Block Primary Artist 2005 Power Ballads Gold Primary Artist 2005 Rock Hits [Universal] Primary Artist 2005 Rock the Nation: Live Kiss Primary Artist 2005 Rockin' the Corps Primary Artist 2005 Rockin' the Corps [DVD] Primary Artist 2005 The Classic Interviews Kiss Primary Artist 2005 Top Gear [Universal] Primary Artist 2005 Ultimate 16: Ultimate 80's Rock Primary Artist 2004 20th Century Masters - The DVD Collection: The Best of Kiss Kiss Primary Artist 2004 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Kiss, Vol. 2 Kiss Primary Artist 2004 Best of Glam Rock Primary Artist 2004 Gold: 1974-1982 - Sound+Vision Kiss Primary Artist, Producer, Audio Production 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas [Box Set] Primary Artist 2004 Instant Live: Clark County Amphitheatre - Ridgefield, WA, 06/22/04 Kiss Primary Artist 2004 Instant Live: Ford Pavilion at Montage Mountain - Scranton, PA, 07/23/04 Kiss Primary Artist 2004 Instant Live: Tweeter Center - Tinley Park, IL, 07/09/04 Kiss Primary Artist 2004 Instant Live: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Virginia Beach, VA, 07/25/04 Kiss Primary Artist 2004 The String Quartet Tribute to Kiss Vitamin String Quartet Tributee 2004 Very Best of MTV Unplugged, Vol. 3 [Bonus DVD] Primary Artist 2004 World Cup Of Hockey 2004 Primary Artist 2003 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of '80s Rock Primary Artist 2003 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Kiss Kiss Primary Artist, Producer 2003 Autant en Emporte le Rock 1960-2000 Ange Primary Artist 2003 Golden Age of American Rock 'n' Roll: Special Novelty Edition Primary Artist 2003 Kiss Symphony: Alive IV Kiss Primary Artist, Art Direction 2003 Kiss Symphony: The DVD Kiss Primary Artist 2003 Kiss Symphony: The Single Disc Kiss Primary Artist, Art Direction 2003 Live at the Showgrounds Kiss Primary Artist 2003 Live at the Sydney Showgrounds 1980 Kiss Primary Artist 2003 On Line Strictly Bad Tunes Primary Artist 2003 Rock Heroes Primary Artist 2003 The Lost Concert 1976 Kiss Primary Artist 2003 Unauthorized Part 2 Kiss Primary Artist 2003 We're a Happy Family: A Tribute to the Ramones Primary Artist 2002 Astronomicon Without Face Composer 2002 Cover Ups Good Riddance Tributee 2002 Dark Genesis Iced Earth Primary Artist 2002 Frosh, Vol. 5 Primary Artist 2002 Live in Las Vegas Kiss Primary Artist 2002 Pure 80's Rocks Primary Artist 2002 The Very Best of Kiss Kiss Primary Artist 2001 Big Hits of the 60's [CSC/EMI] Primary Artist 2001 Dallas Cowboys: The Ultimate Team Performer, Composer, Primary Artist 2001 Denver Broncos: Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 Primary Artist 2001 Immortals Kiss Primary Artist 2001 KGGO: Kiss This CD!!! Primary Artist 2001 Murder in the Graveyard Primary Artist 2001 One Hit Wonders: Novelty Experience Primary Artist 2001 Rock Star Performer, Primary Artist 2001 Rock and Roll Legends [Video/DVD] Kiss Primary Artist 2001 The Box Set Kiss Primary Artist, Producer 2001 The Sun Records Story Performer 2001 The Vintage [Video/DVD] Kiss Primary Artist 2000 Adopted by Aliens The Shape Shifters MC 2000 Audio Biography CD Kiss Primary Artist 2000 Hell's Guardians: Interviews Kiss Primary Artist 2000 Killer Kiss Kiss Primary Artist 2000 Kiss in Conversation Kiss Primary Artist 2000 Lucky Numbers Performer, Primary Artist 2000 Naughty Platinum Rock Performer, Primary Artist 2000 Private Talks Kiss Primary Artist 2000 Sing When You're Winning Robbie Williams Performer, Primary Artist 2000 Unauthorized [Video/DVD] Kiss Primary Artist 199? Ady Henry Kiss/Manhattan II Composer 1999 25th Anniversary Star Profile Kiss Primary Artist, Design 1999 Bootleg Live On-Air: Generic Version Performer, Primary Artist 1999 Detroit Rock City Performer, Primary Artist 1999 Gene Simmons Interview Kiss Primary Artist, Performer 1999 Hi Records: Early Years, Vols. 1 & 2 Performer, Primary Artist 1999 Hot Rod Box Set Performer 1999 Kings of the Night Time World Kiss Primary Artist 1999 Kiss Anthems '98 Primary Artist 1999 Rock Ballads [Imprint] Primary Artist 1999 Tale of the Fox Kiss Primary Artist 1999 That'll Flat Git It!, Vol. 16 Performer, Composer, Primary Artist 1999 The Best of Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 2 Performer 1999 The Sun Gods Performer 1998 Alive and Talking [Interview and Poster] Kiss Primary Artist 1998 Essential Sun Rockabillies, Vol. 5 Performer 1998 Kiss Box Kiss Primary Artist 1998 Kiss Uncovered Kiss Primary Artist 1998 Kiss: The Second Coming I & II [Video] Kiss Primary Artist 1998 Lost Hits of the 60's Performer 1998 Psycho Circus Kiss Primary Artist, Vocals, Bass 1998 Psycho Circus [3-D Video] Kiss Primary Artist 1998 Stone Cold Metal Steve Austin Performer, Primary Artist 1998 The Originals 1974-1979 Kiss Primary Artist 1998 The Second Coming Kiss Primary Artist 1998 Unmasked Revenge: Interview Sessions Kiss Primary Artist 1998 Unmasked: Covered in Scandinavia Kiss Primary Artist 1998 We Are One [Australia] Kiss Primary Artist 1998 We Are One [UK] Kiss Primary Artist 1998 Welcome to the Psycho Circus Kiss Primary Artist 1997 70s & 80s, Vol. 26 Performer 1997 Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions Kiss Primary Artist 1997 Country Hits [Riviere] Performer, Primary Artist 1997 Greatest Kiss Kiss Primary Artist 1997 Hell in the Asylum Kiss Primary Artist 1997 Hell in the Asylum: The Interview Sessions Kiss Primary Artist 1997 Hot Rod: Hot Rod Rebels Performer 1997 I Was Made for Lovin' You Kiss Primary Artist 1997 Kiss My Ass [Bootleg] Kiss Primary Artist 1997 Kiss of Death Kiss Primary Artist 1997 Kissaholic Killers Kiss Primary Artist 1997 Kissin' Stockholm 1997 Kiss Primary Artist 1997 Kissmania Interview Sessions Kiss Primary Artist 1997 Rock N Roll Thru the Night Kiss Primary Artist 1997 Strikeforce, Vol. 2 Performer, Primary Artist 1997 That'll Flat Git It!, Vol. 14 Performer, Composer, Primary Artist 1997 The Essential Sun Rockabillies, Vol. 3 Performer, Primary Artist 1997 Wreaking Havoc Performer, Primary Artist 1996 Beautiful Girls Performer, Primary Artist 1996 Complete Sun Singles, Vol. 3 Performer, Primary Artist 1996 Djupa andetag Frida Performer 1996 Greatest Hits [1998] Kiss Primary Artist 1996 MTV Unplugged Kiss Primary Artist 1996 MTV Unplugged [Video/DVD] Kiss Primary Artist 1996 Rock Boppin' Baby: Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 5 Performer 1996 Rock Hard Again Kiss Primary Artist 1996 The Interviews, Vol. 2 Kiss Primary Artist 1996 The Phantom of the Park Kiss Primary Artist 1996 The Rockview Interviews Kiss Primary Artist 1996 Unissued Sun Masters Performer 1996 You Wanted the Best, You Got the Best!! Kiss Primary Artist, Producer 1995 Classic Live Performances, Vol. 2 Performer, Primary Artist 1995 Fifteen Years On [Interview Picture Disc] Kiss Primary Artist 1995 Guitar Rock: The Late '70s Primary Artist 1995 Hard Rock Essentials: 1980s Performer, Primary Artist 1995 Jock Rock, Vol. 2 Performer, Primary Artist 1995 Masters of Metal: Thunder n' Spice Primary Artist 1995 Stomp 442 Anthrax Composer 1994 Chess Rhythm & Roll Performer, Composer, Primary Artist 1994 Hot City Nights [Alex] Performer, Primary Artist 1994 Kiss My Ass: Classic Kiss Regrooved Composer 1994 Kiss My Ass: The Video [VHS] Kiss Primary Artist 1994 Speed [Original Soundtrack] Performer, Primary Artist 1994 Super Hits, Vol. 5 [Hollywood] Performer, Primary Artist 1994 Wham Bam Thank You Glam Primary Artist 1993 Alive III Kiss Primary Artist, Producer 1993 Back Stage Pass (Live & Rockin') Performer, Primary Artist 1993 Black Lodge [CD Single] Anthrax Performer, Primary Artist 1993 Classic Rock, Vol. 5: Glitter Bands Performer, Primary Artist 1993 Dazed and Confused [Music from the Motion Picture] Performer, Primary Artist 1993 Hit Parader Salutes 20 Years of Metal Primary Artist 1993 Kiss Konfidential Kiss Primary Artist 1993 Konfidential and X-Treme Close Up Kiss Primary Artist, Producer 1993 Marquee Metal Performer, Primary Artist 1993 Now: 1987 [40 Tracks] Performer, Primary Artist 1992 Domino Kiss Primary Artist 1992 Everytime I Look at You Kiss Primary Artist 1992 God Gave Rock & Roll to You Kiss Primary Artist 1992 Hard to Believe: Kiss Covers Compilation Composer 1992 Revenge Kiss Primary Artist 1992 Sun Rockabilly: The Classic Recordings Vocals, Guitar 1992 Super Hits of the 60's Performer, Primary Artist 1992 X-Treme Close-Up Kiss Primary Artist 1991 Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey [Soundtrack] Performer, Primary Artist 1991 First Degree Metal Performer, Primary Artist 1991 Heavy Metal Love Performer, Primary Artist 1991 Heavy Metal Memories Performer, Primary Artist 1991 Sounds of the Seventies: 1976 - Take Two Performer, Primary Artist 1990 Dick Clark's All-Time Hits, Vol. 3 Performer, Primary Artist 1990 Forever Kiss Primary Artist 1990 I Was Made for Lovin' Kiss Primary Artist 1990 Rise to It Kiss Primary Artist 1990 Rock & Roll Meltdown Primary Artist 1990 Twisted Metal Vocals, Performer, Primary Artist 1989 Hot in the Shade Kiss Primary Artist 1989 Rock & Roll Originals, Vol. 5 Performer, Primary Artist 1988 20 Great Hits of 1964 Performer, Primary Artist 1988 Chikara Kiss Primary Artist 1988 Conversation Kiss Primary Artist 1988 Early Years, Vol. 2 Performer, Primary Artist 1988 Smashes, Thrashes & Hits Kiss Primary Artist, Producer 1987 Crazy Nights Kiss Primary Artist 1987 Exposed Kiss Primary Artist 1987 Good Old Rock and Roll, Vol. 1 Performer 1987 Hi Records: The Early Years Performer, Composer, Primary Artist 1987 Interview Disc Kiss Primary Artist 1986 Hear 'n Aid Performer, Primary Artist 1985 Animalize: Live Uncensored [Video] Kiss Primary Artist 1985 Asylum Kiss Primary Artist 1985 The Singles Kiss Primary Artist 1984 Animalize Kiss Primary Artist 1984 Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'N' Roll Style Performer, Primary Artist 1983 Lick It Up Kiss Primary Artist 1982 Creatures of the Night Kiss Primary Artist 1982 Killers Kiss Primary Artist, Producer 1981 Endless Love [1981] [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Performer, Primary Artist 1981 Music from "The Elder" Kiss Primary Artist, Composer 1981 The Best of the Solo Albums Kiss Primary Artist 1980 Unmasked Kiss Primary Artist 1979 Dynasty Kiss Primary Artist 1978 Ace Frehley Ace Frehley / Kiss Primary Artist 1978 Double Platinum Kiss Primary Artist, Producer 1978 Gene Simmons Kiss / Gene Simmons Primary Artist 1978 Paul Stanley Kiss / Paul Stanley Primary Artist, Performer 1978 Peter Criss Peter Criss / Kiss Primary Artist 1978 The Originals II Kiss Primary Artist 1977 Alive II Kiss Primary Artist, Producer, Audio Production 1977 Just Landed Cosmic Kid Michael Bundt Performer, Composer, Primary Artist 1977 Kiss My Axe 1978 Kiss Primary Artist 1977 Love Gun Kiss Primary Artist, Producer, Audio Production 1977 Sneak Attack Kiss Primary Artist 1976 Destroyer Kiss Primary Artist 1976 Fried Alive Kiss Primary Artist 1976 Hit Machine Performer, Primary Artist 1976 Kiss Destroys Anaheim, Pt. 1 Kiss Primary Artist 1976 Kiss Destroys Anaheim, Pt. 2 Kiss Primary Artist 1976 Mindbender Performer, Primary Artist 1976 Rock and Roll Over Kiss Primary Artist 1976 Rock and Roll Over Radio Special Kiss Primary Artist 1976 The Originals Kiss Primary Artist 1975 Alive! 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