History Trivia / KISS

6th Jun '17 9:40:48 AM SnowHesher
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The song "Shandi" was a huge hit in Australia, and to this day the band always performs it during live performances in that country. In the United States, "Shandi" is a mostly-forgotten song and only reached 47 on the Billboard charts at the time of its release.
6th Jun '17 9:39:50 AM SnowHesher
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The song "Shandi" was a huge hit in Australia, and to this day the band always performs it during live performances in that country. In the United States, "Shandi" is a mostly-forgotten song and only reached 47 on the Billboard charts at the time of its release.
20th May '17 4:19:45 AM NWolfman
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* CashCowFranchise: One of the most {{egregious}} examples in any medium. They have all kinds of licensed merchandise, including action figures, comic books, ''condoms'', and, last but not least, the infamous '''Kiss Kaskets''' (in one of which [[Music/{{Pantera}} Dimebag Darrell]] was buried). As of 2013, Gene and Paul now own their own arena football team in Los Angeles. The team will be named the LA Kiss and use the band's logo. In addition, purchasing a season ticket will also include access to a KISS concert.
** There's a joke that goes "Most rock bands want to be Music/TheBeatles, KISS wanted to be Coca-Cola."

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* CashCowFranchise: One of the most {{egregious}} examples in any medium. It's often said that "Most rock bands want to be Music/TheBeatles, but KISS wanted to be Coca-Cola." They have all kinds of licensed merchandise, including action figures, comic books, ''condoms'', and, last but not least, the infamous '''Kiss Kaskets''' (in one of which [[Music/{{Pantera}} Dimebag Darrell]] was buried). As of 2013, Gene and Paul now own their own arena football team in Los Angeles. The team will be named the LA Kiss and use the band's logo. In addition, purchasing a season ticket will also include access to a KISS concert.
** There's a joke that goes "Most rock bands want to be Music/TheBeatles, KISS wanted to be Coca-Cola."
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9th Aug '16 7:02:23 PM themisterfree
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** At one point in the 90s, Gene was planning to have Creator/SabanEntertainment create a ''KISS'' cartoon; but Haim Saban himself decided to insult Gene in Hebrew, for whatever reason. Gene flung it back at him, saying "[[BilingualBonus You fool! I am one of you!]]" So any chance of a ''KISS'' toon on Creator/FoxKids were dashed.
3rd Jul '16 1:14:47 PM gewunomox
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** There's a joke that goes "Most rock bands want to be TheBeatles, KISS wanted to be Coca-Cola."

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** There's a joke that goes "Most rock bands want to be TheBeatles, Music/TheBeatles, KISS wanted to be Coca-Cola."
14th Jun '16 12:44:36 AM 3rdStringPG
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* NamesTheSame: Gene is not to be confused with the actress [[Film/{{Spartacus}} Jean]] [[Theatre/GuysAndDolls Simmons]].

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* NamesTheSame: Gene is not to be confused with the actress [[Film/{{Spartacus}} Jean]] [[Theatre/GuysAndDolls Simmons]]. Or rockabilly singer Jumpin' Gene Simmons, known for his 1960s novelty hit "Haunted House". Or mass murderer Ronald Gene Simmons, who went by his middle name.
24th Apr '16 5:53:52 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.
26th Jul '15 3:41:01 PM Homemaderat
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**** As of 2015, for Simmons and Stanley at least this might be revoked. Their animated crossover with Franchise/ScoobyDoo clearly had some callbacks to Phantom of the Park.
14th Jun '15 3:09:35 PM Schroeder1174
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* InMemoriam: To Neil Bogart, the founder of Casablanca Records, in ''Creatures Of The Night'', and to Eric Carr in ''Revenge''.
17th May '15 1:36:32 PM NWolfman
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** There's a joke about that goes "Most rock bands want to be TheBeatles, KISS wanted to be Coca-Cola."

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** There's a joke about that goes "Most rock bands want to be TheBeatles, KISS wanted to be Coca-Cola."
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