Contact Us
Kiss

Kiss

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.

New York Daily News, Getty Images
New York Daily News, Getty Images

20 Years Ago: Kiss Commandeer an Aircraft Carrier

Kiss announced their reunion tour aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid on April 16, 1996.

Read More

Category: Anniversaries Tags:
Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images
Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images

Paul Stanley Tears Bicep but Kiss Perform as a Trio

An injury to the frontman caused the band to play as a three-piece for only the second time in their career.

Read More

Category: News Tags: ,
Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images
Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images

Ace Frehley Explains Why His ‘Origins’ LP Includes a Cover of a Kiss Song He Never Played On

Ace Frehley fans who find it odd that his new Origins Vol. 1 album includes a cover of "Rock and Roll Hell" — a Kiss song he didn't originally play on — have Frehley's label rep Ken Gulick to thank.

Read More

Category: News Tags: ,
Bob King, Getty Images
Bob King, Getty Images

15 Years Ago: Ace Frehley Plays His Last Kiss Show

Ace Frehley's second stint with Kiss started with a reunion tour, so perhaps it's fitting that it also ended on the road.

Read More

Kiss
Kiss

Kiss Announce 2016 U.S. ‘Freedom to Rock’ Tour

Kiss will keep busy this summer with a round of U.S. dates that will bring the band to more than 25 spots on the map they haven't visited in more than a decade.

Read More

Category: Concerts, News Tags:
Paul Kane, Getty Images
Paul Kane, Getty Images

Watch Kiss Play an Unplugged Version of an Eagles Classic

Kiss unmasked and unplugged for a cover of the Eagles' "Take It Easy" before their arena football team took a season-opening win.

Read More

Category: News, Videos Tags: ,
Peter Cade, Hulton Archive / Getty Images
Peter Cade, Hulton Archive / Getty Images

Ace Frehley Thinks the Idea of Kiss Without Any Original Members Is ‘Ridiculous’

Kiss' former guitarist Ace Frehley can't see the value in a version of the group that doesn't include any original members.

Read More

Category: News Tags: ,
Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

The Day Peter Criss Left Kiss

Criss admits that, for all of their disagreements, he emerged from Kiss in a far more stable financial place.

Read More

Category: Anniversaries Tags: ,
Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images
Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images

Ace Frehley Isn’t Ruling Out a Return to Kiss

Ace Frehley spoke about Paul Stanley's guest vocal on his new album, and what that means for the possibility of Ace coming back to Kiss.

Read More

Category: News Tags: ,
Casablanca Records
Casablanca Records

When Kiss Rushed Out ‘Dressed to Kill’ Amid Career Uncertainty

The Wall Street finery sported by Kiss, as they unveiled their third studio album 'Dressed to Kill' on March 19, 1975, was in no way representative of the very modest state of their personal finances.

Read More

Category: Anniversaries Tags:

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://ultimateclassicrock.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Ultimate Classic Rock quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!