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Mike Pont, Getty Images

Peter Criss Explains His Decision to Retire

Kiss' founding drummer discussed why he's planning to hang it up after playing at a few Kiss conventions.

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YouTube

20 Years Ago: Ed Kanon Replaces Peter Criss in Kiss for One Night

Kiss co-founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley made a big splash when they brought drummer Peter Criss and guitarist Ace Frehley back into the fold to reunite the band's classic lineup in 1996.

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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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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.

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Steve Jennings / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

When Eric Singer Replaced Peter Criss in Kiss

On March 9, 2001, Eric Singer began his second tour of duty with Kiss, performing while wearing the band's famous "Catman" makeup for the first time at a show in Yokohama, Japan.

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Steve Jennings, Getty Images

Top 10 Peter Criss Kiss Songs 

Ultimate Classic Rock counts down the best songs featuring Kiss co-founder Peter Criss.

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Paul Stanley: Ace and Peter Sold Their Kiss Makeup Rights for ‘Not a Whole Lot’

Paul Stanley defended Kiss' decision to have Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer perform in the makeup worn by their predecessors.

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Casablanca Records
Casablanca Records

The Day Peter Criss Left Kiss for the First Time

Though he's since quit two more times, Peter Criss' initial exit from Kiss on May 18, 1980, was by the far the most cataclysmic.

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Peter Criss Stewart Copeland March Drum Madness
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Peter Criss Vs. Stewart Copeland: March Drum Madness

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.

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Bryan Bedder, Getty Images

The History of Peter Criss’ Post-Kiss Solo Career

Former Kiss star Peter Criss has struggled to find success since leaving the safety of a hugely successful band.

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