Kiss (more often styled as KISS) is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons. Well known for its members' face paint and stage outfits, the group rose to prominence in the mid to late 1970s with their elaborate live performances, which featured fire breathing, blood spitting, smoking guitars, shooting rockets, levitating drum kits and pyrotechnics. Before arriving at their current lineup, the band went through some lineup changes, with Stanley and Simmons the last two members of the original lineup of the band. Counting the 1978 solo albums, Kiss has been awarded 28 gold albums to date, the most of any American rock band. The band has sold more than 40 million albums in the United States, of which 34 million have been certified by the RIAA and their worldwide sales exceeds 100 million records, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time. The original 1973–80 lineup consisted of Stanley (vocals and rhythm guitar), Simmons (vocals and bass guitar), Ace Frehley (lead guitar and vocals) and Peter Criss (drums and vocals).
- Clips (4)Latest ClipA Monster Kiss
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- Events10 Jun - Donington Park, Derby, UK
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- A Monster Kisshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02chj0q.jpg2012-07-03T23:00:51ZRock legends KISS have returned to the UK to play a special London show in aid of Help For Heroes.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/e1f1e33e-2e4c-4d43-b91b-7064068d3283?clipfocus=p00vnz05Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 3 mins
A Monster Kiss
- Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISShttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02chhwl.jpg2012-07-03T15:50:00ZPaul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS chat to Steve Wright.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/e1f1e33e-2e4c-4d43-b91b-7064068d3283?clipfocus=p00vmlhmSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 11 mins
Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS
- Gene Simmons: "The UK is rock holy ground"http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cd0sj.jpg2011-11-11T00:00:29ZKiss co-frontman and bassist Gene Simmons explains to Jamie Stangroom why the UK's the home of rock music, and why he's finally got married.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/e1f1e33e-2e4c-4d43-b91b-7064068d3283?clipfocus=p00lss7hSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 4 mins
Gene Simmons: "The UK is rock holy ground"
- Gene Simmons - Interview with Steve Wrighthttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cd0b4.jpg2011-11-10T00:00:33ZKISS frontman Gene Simmons talks to Steve Wright about hosting the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour awards.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/e1f1e33e-2e4c-4d43-b91b-7064068d3283?clipfocus=p00lrvs8Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 6 mins
Gene Simmons - Interview with Steve Wright
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