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.
Dee Snider recently caught some flak for derogatory comments made about former Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich and the current Kiss lineup, but as the Twisted Sister frontman argued during an appearance on Eddie Trunk Live, he wasn't just making idly rude remarks.
Add Dee Snider to the list of those who think Kiss are making a terrible mistake by presenting new members in the classic makeup worn by departed founders Ace Frehley and Peter Criss.
The guitarist discusses how his departure from Kiss eventually helped him get sober.
The full-blown Kiss concert experience is big enough to require the occasional use of pre-recorded backing tracks, but that doesn't mean the group has forgotten how to deliver an old-fashioned, stripped-down acoustic set.
They've gone from makeup to unmasked, hard rock to prog, and been one of the world's biggest rock bands for several decades, releasing a slew of classic studio and live LPs along the way.
Two drummers with very different approaches to their craft – to say nothing of stagewear – face off in round one of our March Drum Madness competition.
At this point, it's almost a bigger deal when a major band doesn't rely to some extent on pre-recorded music during live performances, but it's still kind of embarrassing when a group gets caught miming.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and for Kiss, the journey to worldwide rock superstardom began with a single LP: 'Kiss,' released on Feb. 18, 1974.
On Jan. 30, 1973, less than 10 people witnessed the first live performances by Kiss at the Popcorn Club (soon to be renamed the Coventry) in Queens, N.Y.