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Peter Criss

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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

15 Years Ago: Eric Singer Replaces 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 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
Bryan Bedder, Getty Images

The History of Peter Criss’ Post-Kiss Solo Career

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

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Mike Pont, Getty Images

Peter Criss Talks New Music, Insists ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Not Dead’

Peter Criss is getting ready to release his first new music in close to a decade -- and unlike his former Kiss bandmate Gene Simmons, he insists rock 'n' roll is very much alive.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Kiss’ Gene Simmons On Reuniting With Ace Frehley and Peter Criss: “Not A Chance”

Don't look for a reunion of the original Kiss lineup anytime soon.

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Eric Singer Accuses Peter Criss and Ace Frehley of Kiss Hypocrisy

Kiss drummer Eric Singer points out that both Ace Frehley and Peter Criss played alongside replacement members wearing original makeup during their careers.

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