Kiss (band)

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Kiss

Kiss onstage in 2013 @ Hellfest
l-r: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer.
Background information
Origin New York City, New York, US
Genres Hard rock
heavy metal
Glam metal
Glam rock
Shock rock
Pop metal
AOR
Years active 1973–present
Labels Casablanca, Mercury, Sanctuary, Columbia, Universal Music
Associated acts E.S.P., Frehley's Comet, Union, Vinnie Vincent Invasion, Wicked Lester
Website www.kissonline.com www.kissontour.com
Members
Paul Stanley
Gene Simmons
Eric Singer
Tommy Thayer
Past members
Ace Frehley
Peter Criss
Eric Carr
Bruce Kulick
Vinnie Vincent
Mark St. John

Kiss is an American hard rock/heavy metal band. The band started in the early 1970s. They formed in New York City in 1973. The original members are Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley. They are most famous for their stage show and songs like "Rock and Roll All Nite" (1975), "Strutter" (1974) and "Detroit Rock City" (1976).

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KISS has had several changes in style and lineup. Their more famous era was in the mid 1970s, particularly the first 6 studio albums, and the first live album, Alive! which was widely popular. In the 1980s, KISS started to follow the trend taking place with more synthesizers, and songs that many fans didn't like because of a big change in style. In the 1990s, KISS changed toward the grunge and heavier trend with Revenge and Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions. The original members reunited for Psycho Circus and then parted ways again in 2002. Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer replaced Frehley and Criss, and the current lineup has made the 2009 album Sonic Boom, which was a return to the classic style of the 70's, and many fans liked it. The follow up to that is going to be released in June 2012, titled Monster.

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