History Music / KISS

26th Jun '16 3:30:37 PM MetalJesus
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* {{Jerkass}}: Gene Simmons is somewhat infamous for being a huge asshole and is completely unrepentant about it.
14th Jun '16 12:06:25 AM 3rdStringPG
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** During his absences in the 1970s, Frehley was replaced in the studio by Bob Kulick (whose brother Bruce would later join the band) and former Music/AliceCooper guitarist Dick Wagner, while Criss was replaced by future Creator/DavidLetterman drummer Anton Fig.
14th May '16 10:29:12 AM youngbond007
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** ''Crazy Nights'' was a keyboard-heavy AOR album.
24th Apr '16 5:53:15 AM Berrenta
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* TheMerch: KISS is infamous for plastering their name and faces on anything they can get their hands on. They are probably the only rock band with their own line of caskets.
10th Apr '16 11:20:24 AM Nick7689
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: A rather tragic case is former guitarist Vinnie Vincent. He'd fallen on ''very'' hard times in recent years due to his drug and alcohol addiction, the death of his wife, being scammed out of thousands of dollars by someone who claimed they wanted to mass produce his Flying 'V' guitar and had been arrested because some rather crazy fans decided to plant [[http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/05/23/vinnie-vincent-assault-dead-dogs-kiss-guitarist/ conatiners with dead dogs in them on his property.]] After this, his home was found to be abandoned and in [[http://www.metalsucks.net/2014/09/24/photos-former-kiss-guitarists-abandoned-home-depressing/ terrible condition]] (these pictures were apparently taken ''after'' the realtor had the house cleaned out.) He hasn't been seen or heard from since then and many fans fear he may be dead.
8th Mar '16 3:14:43 PM bt8257
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'''KISS''' is an American rock band, formed in the [[TheSeventies December 1972]] in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity. It is well known for the face paint and complex costumes worn by the band-members, and its [[GreatBallsOfFire theatrical concerts]], which involve, among other things, fire breathing, blood spitting, smoking guitars, and [[ImpressivePyrotechnics lots of pyrotechnics]]. The [[FaceOfTheBand most well-known members]] are front-man Paul Stanley (rhythm guitar; his stage persona is "Starchild", due to being a "starry-eyed lover" and "hopeless romantic", a little ironic as he's now HappilyMarried) and of course Series/{{Gene Simmons|FamilyJewels}} (bass; the "Demon", cynical and fan of dark elements, and also known for [[OverlyLongTongue his enormous tongue]]). The two other founding members are the guitarist Ace Frehley (the "Spaceman", a reflection of his fondness for science fiction and [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} supposedly being from another planet]]) and drummer Peter Criss (the "Catman", in accordance with the belief that [[CatsHaveNineLives he had nine lives]] because of his rough childhood in Brooklyn.), whose make-ups are still worn by their current replacements, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer (respectively).

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'''KISS''' is an American rock band, formed in the [[TheSeventies December 1972]] January 1973]] in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity. It is well known for the face paint and complex costumes worn by the band-members, and its [[GreatBallsOfFire theatrical concerts]], which involve, among other things, fire breathing, blood spitting, smoking guitars, and [[ImpressivePyrotechnics lots of pyrotechnics]]. The [[FaceOfTheBand most well-known members]] are front-man Paul Stanley (rhythm guitar; his stage persona is "Starchild", due to being a "starry-eyed lover" and "hopeless romantic", a little ironic as he's now HappilyMarried) and of course Series/{{Gene Simmons|FamilyJewels}} (bass; the "Demon", cynical and fan of dark elements, and also known for [[OverlyLongTongue his enormous tongue]]). The two other founding members are the guitarist Ace Frehley (the "Spaceman", a reflection of his fondness for science fiction and [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} supposedly being from another planet]]) and drummer Peter Criss (the "Catman", in accordance with the belief that [[CatsHaveNineLives he had nine lives]] because of his rough childhood in Brooklyn.), whose make-ups are still worn by their current replacements, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer (respectively).
24th Jan '16 5:58:02 PM ritzoreo
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* ItsAllAboutMe: According to Paul Stanley's book, this would be Simmons' personal trope.
21st Jan '16 10:14:21 AM ritzoreo
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** Actually, as a member, Peter got to sing again on the [[Music/{{Dinasty}} following album's]] ''Dirty Living'', plus two songs on ''Alive II'', plus his complete solo Kiss album from 1978.

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** Actually, as a member, Peter got to sing again on the [[Music/{{Dinasty}} [[Music/{{Dynasty}} following album's]] ''Dirty Living'', plus two songs on ''Alive II'', plus his complete solo Kiss album from 1978.
21st Jan '16 10:13:39 AM ritzoreo
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** Actually Peter got to sing again on the following album's "Dirty Living".

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** Actually Actually, as a member, Peter got to sing again on the [[Music/{{Dinasty}} following album's "Dirty Living".album's]] ''Dirty Living'', plus two songs on ''Alive II'', plus his complete solo Kiss album from 1978.
21st Jan '16 10:06:03 AM ritzoreo
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* StrictlyFormula: Why ''Sonic Boom'' and ''Monster'' ended up working out well. For the latter, they didn't even use anything digital, resulting in the decidedly old-school sound of the record.

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** Actually Peter got to sing again on the following album's "Dirty Living".
* StrictlyFormula: Why After the craptastic result of the experimental ''Music From the Elder'', this became their mantra music-wise. This is why ''Sonic Boom'' and ''Monster'' ended up working out well. For the latter, they didn't even use anything digital, resulting in the decidedly old-school sound of the record.
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