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Ten of the very best Kiss songs during Ace Frehley's era
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Ten of the very best Kiss songs during Ace Frehley’s era

Ace Frehley aka The Spaceman original guitarist and founding member of KISS remained with the band from 1973 to 1982, regarded as their most creative and successful period

Revisiting KISS masterpiece "Destroyer"
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Revisiting KISS masterpiece “Destroyer”

Released on this day in 1976, “Destroyer” it’s much more than just another KISS album. It’s perhaps their defining record that includes some of their best songs produced by Bob Ezrin. We look back at this absolute Rock classic

The KISS Starchild Paul Stanley turns 69 today
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The KISS Starchild Paul Stanley turns 69 today

Much has been written about Paul Stanley, he’s the Starchild, one of the most iconic alter-egos and characters in Rock music. With KISS, Paul Stanley has led a career that has earned him millions of followers around the globe. The pinnacle of his success was back in the 1970’s but today, Stanley remains one of the biggest Rock Stars in the world

"The Catman" Peter Criss turns 75 today
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“The Catman” Peter Criss turns 75 today

As a member of KISS he was known as The Catman, Peter Criss, co-founder, drummer and occasional vocalist of the band turns 75 today and we recap his career

In 1978 "KISS Meets the Phantom of The Park"
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In 1978 “KISS Meets the Phantom of The Park”

During the Halloween season of 1978 KISS makes their film debut on “KISS Meets the Phantom of The Park”, a TV movie made for NBC that features the band as their stage characters. Despite the bad reviews the movie had ever since it’s release, it has now attained cult film status
By Ken Warren

KISS appears for the first time without make-up in 1983
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KISS appears for the first time without make-up in 1983

KISS appeared without their ‘make-up’ for the first time during an interview on MTV promoting the release of their newest album, “Lick It Up on September 18th, 1983. Watch KISS performing for the very first time without their make up, live in Lisbon, Portugal 1983, the song “Detroit Rock City”

KISS comes "alive" on this day in 1975
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KISS comes “alive” on this day in 1975

“Alive!” set a new standard for live albums, that Kiss and music fans alike consider one of the greatest live albums of all time
By Ken Warren

"The Demon" Gene Simmons turns 71
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“The Demon” Gene Simmons turns 71

As a founder and member of KISS, Gene Simmons has composed, played bass and done lead vocals in some of the band’s best known hits including “Deuce” and “Rock and Roll All Nite”