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The concentrated hard rock package KISS established itself from its foundation in 1973 until the early 80s as one of the biggest rock bands on the planet. With over 100 million albums sold worldwide, the musical quartet carves this success to date in stone. "You want the best You got the best!": To open frontman Gene Simmons and guitarist Paul Stanley their shows to bring then the stages of melting.

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Kiss

Kiss is an American hard rock band, founded in 1973 in New York. With over 100 million albums sold worldwide, the group is one of the most successful rock bands.

Band members

The band members fell on especially with striking, individual costumes and appeared to 1983 in public only makeup, each band member had its own set make-up mask (The Demon, The Starchild, The Spaceman, The Cat). Their faces were painted white. The painted masks were black or silver (Ace Frehley). Peter Criss had, for example, the mask of a cat. Paul Stanley was next to the poster white facial foundation that emphasized his square jaw, always a blood red painted mouth and a black star to the right eye. When asked why they went makeup on stage, Stanley 1994 said: “Actually, just because we found the fun. Of course, we shocked the people with these wild colors on her face. But we laughed. And got exactly the attention that we wanted. “

Band history

The early years

The origins of Kiss can be traced back to the New York rock ‘n’ roll band Wicked Lester. In 1972, the primary school teacher Gene Klein aka Gene Simmons and the taxi driver Stanley learned iron aka Paul Stanley know and decided to make music together. First, they took in some bands backing vocals, before they founded Wicked Lester. Simmons and Stanley dismissed the other members of the group after Epic Records rejected an album recorded by the band end 1972nd. After leaving the band, Simmons spotted an ad in Rolling Stone placed by Peter Criss, who was looking for a band. Criss completed a successful audition and got in at Wicked Lester. In January 1973, Paul “Ace” Frehley came as lead guitarist so. In the same month we changed the group’s name and called himself Kiss. The change of name is Stanley attributed during the incident to use the victory runes in the logo came from Frehley. Gene Simmons commented later: “We were not Nazis. This had nothing to do with the SS. I’m finally a Jew. ” The first appearance under the new name Kiss played on January 30, 1973 to three paying spectators in the Popcorn Club in Queens, New York instead. In June of the same year the group took under the direction of music producer Eddie Kramer on a demo tape with five titles. The band ended up even with Neil Bogart of Buddah Records. In the summer of 1973 Bill Aucoin was the band’s manager. He succeeded, Kiss a recording contract with Bogart’s new label Emerald City Records (shortly renamed Casablanca Records) to procure. On October 10, 1973 Kiss began at Bell Sound Studios in New York with the recording of their first album. On December 31, 1973 Kiss made their first official appearance in the Academy of Music in New York. At this concert that Simmons at a fire-breathing stunt first mistake his hair on fire. He guessed himself, it could have been the hair spray, which he had used in large quantities.

On 5 February 1974, the band started their first tour of North America with a concert in Edmonton, Canada. On 18 February 1974, the debut album Kiss appeared. The photo on the cover showed the painted band members. The album reached number 87 in the charts. Throughout the spring and summer 1974 operated Casablanca Records and Kiss advertising for the album. On March 29, 1974 Kiss first seen on American television. In the show Dick Clark’s in Concert she played the title Nothin ‘to Lose, Firehouse and Black Diamond. On April 29, 1974 Kiss appeared in the Mike Douglas to show where they played Firehouse and held an interview with Gene Simmons. In August 1974, the band flew to Los Angeles to begin recording their second album Hotter Than Hell, which was released on October 22, 1974th The only single from this album Let Me Go, Rock ‘n’ roll, was not a commercial success. The album came about space 100 not out in the hit parade. Although it was Kiss managed to regain some prominence, charts successes were failed to 1974th So took over 1975 Casablanca Records head Neil Bogart, the task of producing the third album. He changed the sound of the group from the “garage band sound” for a cleaner and produced studio album. The result of the work came under the title Dressed to Kill out in March 1975th The album was the song C’m On and Love Me, which became a successful radio hit.

Stage shows with Liner, platform boots and fire in Guitars

While Dressed to Kill achieved better sales than the two previous albums, but it was mainly the excessive live performances of the band Kiss got acquainted. The show performances of the group during their concerts included the “spitting blood” as Simmons (the blood consisted of a mixture of yogurt and food coloring) and also pre led by Simmons spitting fire. The painted faces and long, black hair dyed wore the band members always elaborate fantasy costumes and high platform boots. The instrument of the lead guitarist Ace Frehley was apparently during a solo in flames (corresponding effects were incorporated into the guitar); the rising into the air landing of drummer Peter Criss sparked. For Paul Stanley’s stage show was supported by pyrotechnic effects, smashing his guitar in the style of Pete Townshend.

Late 1970s

In September 1975, their live album titled Alive! released. Most tracks on the album were recorded during the performance in the Detroit Cobo Arena. The live album sold millions of copies. It was four-platinum and the second single Rock and Roll All Nite Kiss brought for the first time in the top 40 of the singles chart. For their second album the group Bob Ezrin chose as producer. The result of this collaboration was the album Destroyer, which was published in March 1976th It was the most commercially successful studio album from Kiss. The cover came from Ken Kelly and served as a motif for various merchandising products such as T-shirts, posters and other devotional later.

In October 1976, Kiss appeared with the titles Detroit Rock City, Beth and King of the Night Time World on in the program The Paul Lynde Halloween Special. In November 1976, appeared Rock and Roll Over and Love Gun in June 1977.. In November of the same year, the group released their second live album Alive II, which was released as double LP and on the fourth side contained new studio recordings. In Japan Kiss broke the attendance record for a concert, which was held until then by the Beatles. The group was at the peak of their success. Marvel Comics published two comic books with the group as a hero, there was pinball with the portraits of musicians, the band members as dolls, make-up utensils to put on makeup in the style of the band, Halloween masks, board games and much more.

Their popularity is also reflected in the number of members of the official fan club of the band. Meanwhile, the number of members of the Kiss Army had reached a six-digit number. In April 1978, appeared with Double Platinum, the first of many greatest hits albums the group.

Band crises

At the height of their popularity, the tensions within the group grew. In September 1978, solo albums were released, each of the four band members simultaneously. On these albums the musicians had the opportunity to live out the respective musical preferences. Frehley album was the most successful of the four and took the single radio hit all four projects out. New York Groove (a cover of the same name, written by Russ Ballard hits the group Hello) came in the top 20 on the US charts. Although many pre-orders for the album made sure that each record it on the Billboard album chart reached the top 50, the sales broke very quickly, and retailers tried to return their large holdings back to the record company. Casablanca Records granted retailers basically a “100 percent return policy”, which meant that traders could return unsold goods to the full price refund – this also applied to goods, had received the dealer as a discount performance for free, so you across America, for example, of a plate officially delivered 750,000 ( “sold”) had, but a million pieces got back – a big minus business. In October 1978, NBC showed a television film entitled Kiss

Meets the Phantom of the Park (dt Title:. KISS – From phantoms chased), in which they are in the amusement park Six Flags Magic Mountain created against a mad inventor and his KISS-alike must prevail in order to preserve the park from destruction. The film should be a mixture of A Hard Day’s Night and Star Wars according to concept, but the high expectations were not met and the film earned scathing reviews. Nevertheless, he was one of the most-watched TV movies in the USA in 1978 and came in some countries, u. A. In Germany in 1979, even in the cinema.
In May 1979 published a new Kiss album, titled Dynasty. It sold very well and was certified platinum. From the LP title I Was Made for Lovin ‘You was decoupled. It was the best-selling and most successful single of the band, reaching the world’s highest places of the charts. The song connected the typical sound of Kiss with elements of the now dominant disco music.

In Dynasty – as well as on the follow-up album Unmasked – Peter Criss was replaced on the instructions of the producer Vini Poncia by the session drummer Anton Fig. Poncia thought Criss’ drumming was not high enough. He played only the title Dirty Livin ‘. The tour to the Dynasty album in 1979 was a sign of the further decline in popularity of the group. If you were previously accustomed to sold out concert halls, Kiss played now often in half-empty halls.

1980s

In May 1980, the LP Unmasked came on the market. Shortly after leaving Peter Criss Kiss. Although Criss can be seen on the cover of the album and participated in the music video for Shandi, he was more involved in any way with the recording of the album. Drums played exclusively Anton Fig.

Although the album was produced to date, it was the first album since Dressed to Kill, which has not been certified platinum. There was only one concert at New York’s Palladium Theatre to introduce the new drummer of the group Eric Carr. The tour of Australia has been very successful for Kiss. In November 1981, the first album was released in the new line with Eric Carr on drums. Music from the Elder was a concept album. The album sold poorly for Kiss ratios and came on place 75 not out in the hit parade. Ace Frehley was hardly involved in its design. He only contributed two songs Escape from the Iceland and Darklight. In June 1982, appeared outside the United States, the compilation album Killers containing four unreleased tracks. On the cover was here for the first time a modified lettering of the name of the band to see. To prevent particular criticism in Europe and especially in Germany, was the SS logo has been “defused”.

That same year, Kiss parted by her longtime manager Bill Aucoin and reduced the entire organization that had taken care of the business of the group. Around this time, Ace Frehley had made for themselves the decision to leave the group, but Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley wanted for image reasons that Frehley still appeared on the album Creatures of the Night. So it was in October 1982 that it can be seen on the cover and in the music video for I Love It Loud, even though he was no longer involved in the recordings. Creatures of the Night was after several years again a heavy album of the group. Various guitarists replaced Frehley in the recordings. Steve Farris, Bob Kulick and Vincent Cusano (who later became known under the name of Vinnie Vincent) can be heard on the guitar. Some of the songs on the album came from Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance. Creatures of the Night has sold considerably better than Music from the Elder, but only reached number 45 of the singles chart. Since Frehley left the band shortly after the shooting of the video of I Love It Loud, the group had to quickly find a replacement for him, not to let the 10th Anniversary Tour fall into the water. Vinnie Vincent, who had already participated in the recordings for the album, jumped and gave a masking in the ancient Egyptian style.

Although the tour did not approach in the United States to the old successes of the group, Kiss played in front of more viewers than ever before in her career: In June 1983, saw 137,000 spectators at the concert in Brazil. During this tour saw Kiss for a long time for the last time in their masks occur. Only on 28 June 1996 the musicians put back on her makeup.

To promote your album Lick It Up, the group decided in 1983 to appear without makeup at a live performance at MTV. This performance had the desired effect, and the album sold better than its two predecessors. It was again a change in the cast. The newly getting on in the band guitarist Vinnie Vincent was dismissed in May 1984, replaced by Mark St. John. In September 1984 the album Animalize came on the market and was as successful as the previous album. Kiss had with the titles Heaven’s on Fire and Thrills in the Night successful hit singles, and the tour to the album the group was well attended. Mark St. John fell ill during rehearsals for the following tour to Reiter’s Disease and was replaced by Bruce Kulick at the concerts of Animalize tour in Europe which lasted from 30 September 1984 to 5 November 1984th As Kiss returned to the United States, took St. John at the began on November 15, 1984 tour in part, however, was also represented here by Bruce Kulick, watching the concert from the stage side or the auditorium of. Only at the concert in Baltimore on 27 November 1984 he could ever occur with Kiss for the first time. St. John also played in the next two concerts, in each case the entire show, but had been on 2 December 1984 in Indianapolis again be completely replaced by Bruce Kulick. St. John accompanied the band in the first week of December in 1984, received on 7 December 1984, however, his resignation and was sent home. The unforeseeable development of his illness was, ultimately, the decision to fire him. Bruce Kulick was a day later a member of the band.

In the second half of the 1980s, published a series of successful albums Kiss, so 1985’s Asylum, in September 1987 Crazy Nights, in November 1988, the compilation Smashes, Thrashes & Hits and in November 1989, eventually Hot in the Shade. When Crazy Nights Tour Bruce Kulick served a keyboard with Reason to Live. The rest of the time played Gary Corbett on keyboards, but hidden behind the stage behind a curtain. The Revenge tours was used in addition to Corbett Derek Sherinian on keyboards.

1990s

The 1990s began for Kiss very successful, the ballad Forever (Michael Bolton co-wrote) was the most successful single since I Was Made for Lovin ‘You. Despite these successes in their era felt Kiss “uncaged” competition from newer groups like Motley Crue, Guns N ‘Roses and Bon Jovi, which attracted many more albums sold and more spectators in the concert halls.

In the middle of the planning for the new album under the direction of producer Bob Ezrin heard Kiss that Eric Carr had cancer. On November 24, 1991, the drummer died at the age of 41 years. Eric Singer took over the position of drummer in the recordings. With him they recorded the album Revenge, released in May 1992nd Revenge reached the top ten in the charts and was certified gold. The tour for the album led the group this time in numerous small clubs and less in large halls.

In May 1993, published Kiss the third live album, Alive III.
In June 1994, Kiss My Ass, a tribute album, their versions contributed to the variety of artists known Kiss titles appeared. Among the artists were u. A. Lenny Kravitz at Deuce, Yoshiki, who contributed a piano / classical version of Black Diamond. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones played a a ska version of Detroit Rock City. Garth Brooks sang Hard Luck Woman. Published in Germany version of the album contained a bonus track on which the doctors with a German version of Unholy (the only piece of the “unmasked time”) can be heard.

1995 broke Kiss to the Worldwide Kiss Convention tour. The conventions were events which lasted the whole day. There old stage costumes and instruments of the group were presented, cover bands occurred, merchandising products of all kinds were offered and the highlight was Kiss physically present. The band members were available for interviews, signed autographs and performed a two-hour acoustic set, the performances were often selected according to the wishes of the fans. In the first of these events in the USA, on 17 June 1995 there was a reunion with Peter Criss, who sang two songs with the group: Hard Luck Woman and Nothin ‘to Lose.
On 9 August 1995 Kiss occurred during the MTV Unplugged. Stanley and Simmons, the former members Criss and Frehley were invited to attend this concert. Both agreed and went with the additions a to a concert. In the weeks following the Unplugged appearance Kiss recorded the album Carnival of Souls, released two years later.

Reunition

The experience at the gig with Criss and Frehley at the Unplugged show had been so positive that the group in 1996 in the original cast and again with makeup went to the Kiss Alive / Worldwide Tour.
Kiss pulled out all the stops in the marketing of reunification. The campaign was launched on 28 February 1996 with an appearance at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards. On 16 April 1996 the group invited to a press conference aboard the USS Intrepid in New York, where they announced their “plans for world conquest.” The press conference, hosted by US TV star Conan O’Brien, was broadcast in 58 countries. On June 28 began in 1996, the Kiss Alive / Worldwide Tour with a concert at the sold out Tiger Stadium Detroit. The performances in Germany and Switzerland were the doctors at the opening act. In September 1998, the reunited band released the album Psycho Circus. Although there has been great as the first album sold in the original lineup since 1977 album Love Gun, the actual contributions of Frehley and Criss on Psycho Circus were minimal. Most lead guitar parts were from Tommy Thayer and Bruce Kulick. The drum duties were handled by session musician Kevin Valentine.
On August 13, 1999, produced by Simmons feature film Detroit Rock City came in the American cinema. The film takes place in 1978. In the center of the story are four teenagers who endeavor to obtain tickets for a sold out already Kiss concert in Detroit. Two days before the premiere of the movie Kiss had received a star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. In the spring of 2000 announced a Kiss-USA farewell tour, which should take place in the summer and became one of the best-attended concert series of the year. In early 2001, shortly before the Japanese and Australian tour, Criss left the band again. He was replaced by former drummer Eric Singer, the ‘occurred Cat makeup in Criss.

The 2000s

In 2002, Simmons published his autobiography. He left in this book hardly a good hair on Frehley, who did not appear in protest during a television appearance of the band.
In 2003, Kiss together with Aerosmith on another tour. Criss was now returned to the group, it lacked Frehley, who no longer wanted to play with Simmons and Stanley after the events in the year of 2002. In his place, played Tommy Thayer. With this line-Kiss took the fourth live album Alive IV on at a concert in Australia. The group was accompanied by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
In March 2004, Criss left the band again. Simmons and Stanley did not renew his contract. On his website Criss describes how his dismissal took place, Stanley called him and told him that “the band need fresh blood”. Again, it was Singer who replaced him. The Rock the Nation 2004 World Tour took Kiss together with Poison. n June 2004, the second solo album by Gene Simmons appeared. It was titled Asshole. On 27 June 2006, the Group opened in Myrtle Beach (South Carolina) under the name Kiss Coffeehouse is a cafe in the style of Starbucks chain. At the inauguration Simmons and Stanley were present. On 5 April 2007 the short-term guitarist Mark St. John died of a brain haemorrhage. Kiss tours still regularly on all continents. From chosen only the founder Simmons and Stanley are. Although they tried, also Criss retrieve again, at least for a few appearances, but always said from. In 2008 she had the occasion of its 35th anniversary world tour, the Kiss Alive / 35 tour. This started on 16 March in Australia, went on to Europe and the first time to Russia and Latvia. In Germany alone, they gave eight concerts. In February 2009 and in the subsequent period Kiss gave officially announced on its website to work on a new studio album. The title is Sonic Boom, the album was released in early October of 2009. On 3 June 2010 Kiss opened the first headlining the festival Rock am Ring. The band then worked from April 2011 on a new album titled Monster and released in late June 2012, the official Tour Magazine. 2 July 2012 Kiss release their new single Hell or Hallelujah. The album Monster was published on 5 October 2012 Design. The founding members of Kiss were included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10, 2014.

Music historical classification

Besides bands like The Sweet, T. Rex and Slade Kiss were often associated because of their costumes and masks in the concept of Glam Rock. Music critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine writes: “The music of Kiss was a commercially functioning mix of hymnal, guitar embossed hard rock and ballads, where the guitars then wegflossen. That was the sound that allowed the, stadium rock ‘, and, pop-metal’, which in the 1980s dominated the rock music later. ”
Kiss dressed in the days of glam rock much darker – mainly in leather – and also played harder and louder. The horror show was in contrast to the more sweet image of glam rock. Kiss are regarded as pioneers in inventing ever new merchandise or as the band that has the merchandising invented and revolutionized in a big way. so more than 100 million dollars were implemented alone in 1980th Published in 1997 the Toy manufacturers McFarlane Toys, a first series of realistic miniature figures of Kiss musician. This proved to be among collectors as sales pitch, so that four other Kiss series followed and also rock stars were portrayed. With their sound in the 1970 years Kiss influenced subsequent generations of musicians. The doctors, Lenny Kravitz, members of Metallica, Nirvana, Lordi (all members of the Kiss Army), Pearl Jam and Green Day and the singer Doro Pesch call Kiss as their idols and the reason why they had then started making music. The Melvins homage Kiss 1992 three simultaneously released solo albums of the King’s then members Buzzo, Dale Crover and Joe Preston.

Kiss are commercially very successful and the band, which has been awarded the most gold records worldwide by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. In the US alone, the band has so far received 24 gold records, ten platinum records as well as two multi-platinum awards. Overall, the band has sold over 100 million albums worldwide.

Background of albums

The musical band history knows more clearly separate sections. Kiss had three albums Kiss, Hotter Than Hell and Dressed to Kill was added in 1974 and 1975 within 18 months with “hair-raising, rampant music”. The three albums were the basis of the published in 1975 live double LP Alive !, which became a “milestone in rock history”. The double album sold over four million copies and made the band abruptly a large audience known. Destroyer, stylistically a “quantum leap” to the previous albums, Rock and Roll Over and Love Gun followed in 1976 and 1977 and were in turn the basis of the equally successful double live album Alive II. As a conclusion of this first, “classic” phase, the 1978 by all four band members simultaneously brought out four solo albums – Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Peter Criss – are counted, who appeared in each of the band and the respective musician named. With the album Dynasty Kiss gave way in 1979 for the first time from its original line from, it was the first major musical change the band. Because this album was marked by the strong at the time, the music industry largely dominant disco wave in the late 1970s. The 1980 released album Unmasked episode with its shallow, fresh pop sound went into an even more pop direction than the previous album, the original “musical wildness” was no longer present.

In 1981, the group introduced the concept album Music from the Elder, which represented a kind of fantasy rock and on the fanfare and symphony music played an important role; some critics spoke of a prog rock mixture. The album received good reviews, but the musical development of the band was schizophrenic: The music was so far from the original metallic Kiss sound that the album in the constituency is considered low and a commercial failure was. The early 1980s were marked by the departure of staff members of the two original cast members, including drummer Peter Criss 1980 and the lead guitarist Ace Frehley 1982nd.

These two intermediate phases followed in 1982 musically radical and thoroughgoing change of direction towards the original Hard Rock. The 1982 published mixture of studio and compilation album Killers interpreted this to this. The published in the same year LP Creatures of the Night was on a comeback as created and captured the hard rock sound of the band. The album was again harder; it consisted of a loud, rhythmic, bass and gitarredominiertem Hard Rock and took the band back to their musical roots. The following album Lick It Up was not the last album by and marked by his hard, metallic sound and its rock-rap style. The album was the first album that brought out the band without their classic makeup. The subsequent albums Animalize, Asylum, Crazy Nights and Hot in the Shade in the years 1984-1989 were all composed in the make-up-free period. The albums were indeed solid and rocky, but also commercially. The musical style evolved from 1987 turn towards pop and rather slick wheels, which at least for Crazy Nights and Hot in the Shade.

The 1992er album Revenge ended the long period of the 1980s. The album was again a musical course correction in the Kiss-history. The work should be clearly distinguished and highlight of the previous albums. According to the reviews Revenge was one of the most successful musical LPs of the band. The album sounded like his immediate predecessor albums, it was again significantly harder and reminds us of the change of direction in 1982, with the change of direction of Revenge is often compared. Thus, nearly all the pieces of classic hard rock with a “well-measured amount of jagged heaviness” and a “full sound”, where heavy guitar riffs dominate. Revenge was the outflow of a new orientation and was considered a kind of renaissance for the band. In Kiss prevailed again the “spirit of the early years”, with which they returned to found “old aggression and belligerence”. For the first time emerged with an album Revenge also only three years after the previous one, while the band in previous years was significantly more productive. 1993 brought Kiss Alive III out on the next old (partly, already present on the previous live albums) pieces from the 1970s and early 1980s were also a number of more recent songs from Revenge.

Carnival of Souls While there was 1995/1996, but was not published until 1997 – five years after the previous album. Due to the reunion of the original band line of the record company, the date of the publication of the album did not appear favorable. Because the band was not listening to Carnival of Souls in the reunited original lineup. According to behave were the reactions of the supporters and the buyer. On this disc Kiss experimented with grunge and a gloomy Hardrock / Heavy Metal blend. The album sounds modern and song technically constructive and pursues a contemporary style concept in semi-rigid mid-tempo.