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.
Kiss Biopic Explores ‘Social Pressures’ That Helped Them Form
Manager Doc McGhee says casting for ‘Shout It Out Loud’ will begin soon.
Ace Frehley Launches Fall Tour With Alice Cooper: Set List, Video
Guitarist played Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Mountain and "New York Groove" during first opening gig.
Kiss 'Destroyer' Box to Include Unreleased 1976 Paris Live Album
Four-disc box also includes demos and a 66-page book.
Kiss Vetoed Working With Van Halen to Rein in Gene Simmons
"We were trying to hold Gene in check," Paul Stanley says in new Eddie Van Halen biography.
Kiss Return to Performing Following COVID Postponements
Band rocked and rolled all nite during its Irvine, Calif., concert.
Kiss Postpone Four Shows After Gene Simmons Contracts COVID-19
News comes less than a week after Paul Stanley tested positive.
Paul Stanley on Recovering From COVID: 'It Kicked My Ass'
Kiss cofounder says symptoms were mild compared to others.
Paul Stanley Tests Positive for COVID, Kiss Postpone Show
Band and crew are entirely vaccinated and have been operating "in a bubble" while on tour.
30 Years Ago: Kiss Reimagine Argent for ‘Bill and Ted’ Sequel
Rewritten track was dubbed “God Gave Rock ‘n’ Roll to You II.”