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.
One of the Montgomery, New York, students who were sent home for showing up on "Senior Celebrity Day" dressed as Kiss is speaking out -- saying administrators feared that violence would erupt in school.
Four Kiss fans in Montgomery, New York say they were sent home from their high school's 'Senior Celebrity Day' yesterday for donning makeup and dressing up as the Demon, Space Ace, Starchild and Catman.
After a period dominated by squabbles over the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it's time for Kiss to unplug -- literally. They'll play a rare acoustic show a week before their controversial induction ceremonies, offering stripped-down Kiss favorites and telling stories sans makeup.
The chorus of critics questioning why Kiss isn't performing with all four founding members as part of its induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is growing. Now, Roman Fernandez, the former partner of Bill Aucoin, has joined its ranks, and weighed in on how their former manager would have handled the situation.
Metal guitarist Chris Impellitteri is calling out the remaining founders of Kiss after Ace Frehley confirmed that the band's original lineup will not perform as part of its Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.
A day after former guitarist Ace Frehley revealed that the original lineup of Kiss would not be performing together at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in April, it has been announced that there won't be any version of the group playing at the event.
Former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley has revealed that he and original drummer Peter Criss will not be joining their former bandmates on stage during April's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
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