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Kiss were always about more than the music. From the start, when they covered their faces in makeup, strapped on spiked platform boots and gave themselves nicknames like the Demon and Starchild, the concept behind Kiss mattered more than the music. That’s not to say they haven’t made some great records during their 40-year career; their 1975 ‘Alive!” album remains one of the best concert LPs ever released. But the band’s shrewd marketing campaigns over the years – which has included TV specials to candy to coffins and pretty much everything in between – has made them one of the most recognizable brand names on the planet. All of which makes the music almost secondary in Kiss’ worldview. But their mix of heavy-metal thunder and hard-rock hooks has guaranteed a spot among the most durable bands of the past four decades.

Ace Frehley’s Pre-Kiss Demos Unearthed

George De Sota/Hulton Archive, Getty Images
George De Sota/Hulton Archive, Getty Images

A demo acetate from the band Molimo -- featuring guitarist Ace Frehley, who would later join Kiss -- was recently discovered.

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Paul Stanley on His Childhood: ‘I Was Simply Determined to Find My Way Out’

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Ultimate Classic Rock

Kiss guitarist Paul Stanley talks about his new book and the importance of staying positive.

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Ace Frehley Says Former Kiss Bandmates Have Taken ‘Cheap Shots’ at Him

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Former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley says his next book won't be as nice to his former bandmates as his first one was.

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Ace Frehley Criticizes Paul Stanley’s Hall of Fame Induction Speech

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Larry Bucacca, Getty Images

The period of detente between past and present members of Kiss appears to be over.

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Paul Stanley Labels Hall of Fame Staff ‘Spineless Weasels’

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Paul Stanley lit up Hall of Fame co-founder Jann Wenner and company tonight, labeling them "spineless weasels" and saying the band were treated like "uninvited guests" during Thursday night's induction ceremony.

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Kiss Plays ‘Tonight Show’ Mini-Concert, Reveal Budget-Busting Box Set Price Tag

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NBC

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame wouldn't let them play, so Kiss took over 'The Tonight Show' set with a five-song mini-concert last night.

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Kiss Mostly – But Not Entirely – Play Nice During Rock Hall Induction Speeches

Kiss Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Kiss kept the drama to a minimum during their Rock Hall induction speech -- but make no mistake, a few verbal punches were thrown.

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Kiss and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: The Whole Damn Story

George De Sota, Hulton Archives
George De Sota, Hulton Archives

We recap all the drama surrounding Kiss's long-overdue induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Ace Frehley and Peter Criss Respond to Paul Stanley’s Anti-Semitic Accusations

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Brad Barket, Getty Images

Ace Frehley and Peter Criss answer former bandmate Paul Stanley's accusations of their anti-semitic behavior.

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Paul Stanley: Hall of Fame’s ‘A Farce,’ Criss and Frehley ‘Don’t Belong’ in Kiss

Joe Scarnici, Getty Images
Joe Scarnici, Getty Images

Paul Stanley hasn't been shy about sharing his opinion on a variety of subjects as he gears up for Kiss' entrance into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

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