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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 11 Aug 1999
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  • Notes: On Marshfield Way as it merges into Hollywood Blvd

Kiss

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Biography

Kiss playing at Hellfest 2013, during their Monster World Tour. From left to right: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer

Source: Wikipedia

Kiss (often styled as KISS) is an American hard rock heavy metal 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. The band has gone through multiple lineup changes, with Stanley and Simmons the only remaining original members. Counting the 1978 solo albums, Kiss has been awarded 30 gold albums to date, the most of any American band. The band has sold more than 40 million albums in the United States, of which 25 million have been certified by the RIAA and their worldwide sales exceed 100 million records, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time. The original and arguably best-known lineup consisted of Stanley (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Simmons (vocals and bass guitar), Ace Frehley (lead guitar and vocals) and Peter Criss (drums and vocals).

Fact file

  • Origin: New York City, New York, United States
  • Genres: Hard rock, heavy metal, glam metal
  • Years active: 1973–present
  • Labels: Casablanca, Mercury, Roadrunner, Kiss, Universal Music Group
  • Associated acts: E.S.P., Frehley's Comet, Union, Vinnie Vincent Invasion, Wicked Lester, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, White Tiger, Black 'n Blue, Avantasia, Badlands, Blackjack
  • Website: kissonline.com
  • Members: Paul Stanley Gene Simmons Eric Singer Tommy Thayer
  • Past members: Ace Frehley Peter Criss Eric Carr Vinnie Vincent Mark St. John Bruce Kulick

Read more about Kiss at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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