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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.

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New Haven Publishing / Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Guitarist Adam Bomb Recalls His Audition for Kiss

Kiss auditioned dozens of potential replacements after Ace Frehley departed the lineup in the early '80s.

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‘Married With Children’ Star Katey Sagal Says Gene Simmons Laughed at the Idea of Marrying Her

Actress Katey Sagal has revealed that she had an on-and-off relationship with Kiss icon Gene Simmons in the ‘70s – and says it ended when she discussed marriage and he laughed at her.

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Mike Pont, Getty Images

Peter Criss Announces ‘Final Live Performance in the U.S.A.’

Former Kiss drummer Peter Criss is set to say farewell later this year with a pair of convention appearances that are being billed as his final live performances.

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Matt Carmichael, Getty Images

Watch as Kiss Defy City Pyro Ban By Setting Off All Their Explosives in Just 30 Seconds

A German fire marshal told Kiss they couldn't use any pyrotechnics during their show. They obeyed ... until the last song.

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Martin Philbey, Getty Images

15 Years Ago: Tommy Thayer Plays His First Kiss Show

On March 2, 2002, Kiss hit the stage for a private show in Jamaica with a brand new Spaceman behind the mask.

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Gustavo Caballero, Getty Images

Gene Simmons Promises Massive Box Set With 150 Unreleased Songs

Kiss fans may or may not ever get another studio album of new material from the band, but it looks like they'll have a chance to hear a lot of stuff that's stayed hidden in Gene Simmons' vaults.

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oregonmildep, Wikimedia Commons

Kiss Unmask to Raise More Than $1.2 Million for Military Museum

Kiss don't often play without their signature makeup these days, but they're definitely willing to do it for a good cause.

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Watch Kiss’ Previously Unseen Video for ‘I (Believe in Me)’

Kiss’ alternate video for the song “I (Believe in Me),” from the controversial Music From the Elder album, has surfaced online – 26 years after it was shot and buried.

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George De Sota, Getty Images

Ace Frehley Addresses Kiss Reunion Speculation: ‘2017 Seems Like a Ripe Year’

Ace Frehley talks about the chances of reuniting with Kiss in 2017, calling it a "ripe year"

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Kiss Unveil Details for Kiss Kruise VII

All aboard, Kiss Navy — the band's setting sail on its seventh Kiss Kruise this November, and they've just announced the first details of the voyage.

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