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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.

Exclusive – Kiss Roadies Share Memories of the Band’s Early Shows With Rush and Black Sabbath

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The four guys who made up the original 'Kiss Krew' share their stories about working for the band during its rise to fame in their new book, 'Out on the Streets.'

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Is This Kiss’ Second Song With Momoiro Clover Z?

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The second track from Kiss' two-song collaboration with the Japanese pop group Momoiro Clover Z has apparently surfaced online.

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Top 10 Paul Stanley Kiss Songs

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The 10 Kiss songs that best showcase singer and guitarist Paul Stanley.

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Kiss + Momoiro Clover Z Release Full ‘Yumeno Ukiyoni Saitemina’ Video

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See the full version Kiss and Momoiro Clover Z's crazy new video...

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Top 10 Weirdest Kiss Songs

Weirdest Kiss Songs
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It's hard to argue with the notion that Kiss have put out some pretty weird songs over their four-decade long career.

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Kiss Post Behind-the-Scenes Footage From Momoiro Clover Z Collaboration

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Just a few days after unveiling a brief look at one part of their collaborative single with Japanese pop group Momorio Clover Z, Kiss have posted nine minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from the studio.

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How Scott Ian Fell in Love With Kiss

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At this point, it's difficult to think of Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian as anything other than a woolly-bearded merchant of metal, but once upon a time, he was just another Elton John-loving '70s kid -- and then Kiss came along.

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41 Years Ago: Gene Simmons Sets His Hair on Fire

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You can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs, and you can't spew thousands of fireballs without setting your hair on fire a few times.

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Here’s Your First Taste of Kiss’ Team-Up With Japanese Pop Group Momoiro Clover Z

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The first sample of the collaborative single featuring Kiss and Japanese pop group Momoiro Clover Z has been unveiled.

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32 Years Ago: Vinnie Vincent Plays His First Kiss Concert

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YouTube.com

On Dec. 29, 1982, Kiss played their first concert with guitarist Vinnie Vincent, who took over for founding member Ace Frehley during the recording of their 'Creatures of the Night' album.

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