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I oktober gav gruppen ut sitt tionde studioalbum, Creatures of the Night. Till inspelningen av albumet använde sig bandet av flera gitarrister, däribland Vinnie Vincent.
Detta var bandets första konsert utan smink sedan början av Han ersattes av studiomusikern och gitarrläraren Mark St. Tillsammans med St.
John spelade bandet in Animalize , som släpptes den 13 september Under förberedelserna för Animalize Tour drabbades St.
Kiss och St. John gick skilda vägar i december och man rekryterade Bruce Kulick som gitarrist. Denna konsert kom att bli Carrs sista med Kiss.
Den 19 maj gavs albumet Revenge ut, tillägnat Carr. On April 13, , Kiss began recording a new album due for release later in the year.
Simmons said: "Technology is a seductive bitch, she will seduce you. You press this button, you don't have to do anything.
But analog is the love of your life. You can push real hard and it always gives back. For the new album, the actual recording process was track tape and an old Trident board.
And as many tubes as possible. You need tubes, electricity and thick wood to make that thick sound. Kiss spent the summer of playing venues in the US and Canada, visiting cities they had not played in some time; it was dubbed the "Lost Cities Tour".
Their next album Monster was released in October The facility is an hole indoor miniature golf course, featuring arcade games, a gift shop, and numerous pieces of band memorabilia on display.
The complete current version of the band attended the grand opening. Kiss appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! A press conference was held on the same day to announce a summer North American tour called The Tour , co-headlined by Mötley Crüe.
The Tour started on July 20 and ended on October 1. Monster was released on October 9, , in North America to critical and fan acclaim, debuting in the Top 3 in the US and Top 10 in many countries.
On October 16, , Kiss was again announced as a nominee for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ,  and was subsequently announced as an inductee on December In , Kiss purchased a share of an Arena Football League expansion franchise set to begin play at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California , in In , Kiss toured as co-headliners with Def Leppard.
After Simmons toured with Joe Elliott in South America, the two talked about their bands working together. From June 23 to August 31, , the bands toured 42 cities, with a dollar per ticket donated to such military charities as Wounded Warrior Project.
For the first time in the band's year history, Kiss was featured on the cover of the April 10, Issue edition of Rolling Stone magazine.
Though the rockers did not perform, the original four members showed up at the 29th annual induction ceremony in Brooklyn to accept the honor.
It was the first time Kiss had issued a collaboration record with another artist. Before the collaboration, the members of Kiss had watched concert videos of Momoiro Clover Z.
Stanley later commented during an interview:. Spectacular show! Great choreography! Music like we never heard before. We said, "this is something we can do!
Music power rocks the world. On September 15, , the RIAA announced that the band had earned more Gold records than any other American band in the association's year history, with a total of 30 Gold album awards including the band's four solo albums.
What an extraordinary achievement for an enduring band. Forty years later and the band is still rocking.
In , Kiss conducted a summer tour, titled the Freedom to Rock Tour , of less frequented cities and smaller venues.
The tour ran throughout the summer, with opening acts Caleb Johnson and the Dead Daisies. There had been conflicting stories regarding whether Kiss would record another album.
Simmons had said "yes" in interviews, saying that he had songs written and lined up for a new album. Stanley and Thayer disputed this, however, and said that they did not vow to make one and that the band could move forward without new music.
Simmons and Stanley made cameo appearances in the film Why Him? This is gonna be our last tour. It will be the most explosive, biggest show we've ever done.
People who love us, come see us. If you've never seen us, this is the time. This will be the show. This was the first time Frehley and the band had performed together since for the closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics , and Kulick's first time performing with the band live since his departure in The band's final tour kicked off on January 31 in Vancouver , British Columbia, Canada; it currently features additional dates that run through October 3, , in Fort Worth , United States.
During the first leg of the End of the Road World Tour, Kiss was accused by fans of lip syncing and using backing tracks. Former Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach defended Kiss, saying that the band did not lip-sync at the show he attended.
On November 14, , the band announced that its Australia and New Zealand shows on its final tour had been cancelled due to Stanley's health issues, and stated: "Doctor's orders ultimately have taken precedence and finally we now find ourselves with no choice but to surrender".
While on the Kiss Kruise in November , Kiss had announced that it would be performing the last show of its final tour on July 17, , in New York City.
I don't really know. We've got about another year and a half to go on this tour. I'm sure most people here know we're on the End of the Road World Tour right now.
This tour started about a year ago, and we've got about a year and a half to go. The last show's gonna be July 17, in New York City. So I don't really know exactly what my plans are at the end of this.
Kiss is not gonna go away, though, either. The band is not gonna tour, but the Kiss music, the identities and the characters and the brand and the merchandise, that will all continue on.
I think that Kiss will continue on in some way. I can't imagine it not. With the events of the COVID pandemic , the band has temporarily ceased its final tour, with Simmons commenting that the tour would continue once scientists had confirmed that it is safe to resume.
Kiss has typically been classified under the genres of hard rock ,  shock rock , heavy metal ,    and glam rock. In , starting with Lick It Up and the removal of its trademark make-up, the band began incorporating elements of glam metal into its sound and visual image.
Its music is described as "a commercially potent mix of anthemic, fist-pounding hard rock, driven by sleek hooks and ballads powered by loud guitars, cloying melodies, and sweeping strings.
It was a sound that laid the groundwork for both arena rock and the pop-metal that dominated rock in the late s.
Kiss was strongly influenced by Alice Cooper and the New York Dolls ,  while Gene Simmons has stated that the band's "musical heart and soul lies in England".
The world of concert touring was changed by Kiss's practice of erecting uniquely designed stage sets. Tours got larger, carrying more personnel and equipment, including sets, costumes, sound and lighting gear, and pyrotechnics, all requiring more trucking and the total cost increasing by millions of dollars.
Kiss also innovated with a significant expansion of concert merchandising, selling non-musical Kiss-branded goods to concertgoers.
The sales of merchandise helped pay for the concert expenses and bring a profit to the band as well as give them more of a presence without relying solely on radio.
Other bands copied Kiss by selling their own branded goods at concerts, a practice which became more of a necessity in the s with increasing costs of touring.
The band is famous for its iconic makeup designs, each of which represents a different character or persona. The current lineup consists of the original four designs: the "Starchild", the "Demon", the "Spaceman" and the "Catman".
The band formerly included a practice of giving any new members a new persona, such as "The Fox" for Carr and "The Ankh Warrior" for Vincent; this practice was ended after Singer and Thayer took up Frehley's "Spaceman" and Criss's "Catman" personas.
When asked on the matter, Simmons stated "Why wouldn't we use the classic makeup? We own it". Criss relinquished his rights to his makeup when he left the band in , which he later regretted, saying "I'm pissed at myself that my makeup slipped through my hands"; while Frehley claims he licensed his design to the band and would get it back, a notion which Stanley has called "a fantasy".
During —74, Stanley occasionally used an alternative makeup design called the "Bandit" for select photo-shoots and live shows after Neil Bogart , head of Casablanca Records, suggested to him that he use a design that was symmetrical like those of the rest of the band.
During this time, he was also still using the Starchild makeup—sometimes even using both designs at the same photo-shoots.
In , he stopped using the Bandit design permanently. On the cover of the band's debut album, Criss used a drastically different variation of his Catman makeup dubbed the "Pantomime Cat" after he allowed the makeup artist at the shoot to use their own ideas instead of following the usual design.
Carr was originally going to be the "Hawk", a design which Simmons recalled in his autobiography looked like Big Bird from Sesame Street. One photo of Carr wearing this proposed design exists today, and also one of a mannequin Stanley set up wearing the proposed makeup and outfit.
Unlike the Bandit and Pantomime Cat, this alternative design was never used in any official capacity. The Hawk design was also considered for Vincent and Singer.
John and Kulick were members of Kiss only during the non-makeup period. Kulick stated that had he ever worn makeup in the band, he would have liked to have been the "Dog": "I figure that since there's already a cat in the band, I should probably be the dog.
I'd have a big circle around one eye and I'd look like Petey from the Little Rascals. I've actually seen one or two fan renditions of what that might look like, so yeah, I'd be the dog.
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September 19, Retrieved September 20, November 12, Retrieved July 12, Nonostante le vendite basse, i concerti dei Kiss riscuotono grande successo.
Anche come band d'apertura rubano la scena alle band di punta, grazie ai numeri eseguiti da Gene Simmons come mangiafuoco e sputi di sangue sintetico, chitarre che sparano fumo, e fuochi artificiali , al loro look, caratterizzato da trucco facciale e appariscenti costumi.
Si dice che per rendere spettacolari i concerti, i KISS arrivassero a guadagnare poco o niente, per pagare gli effetti speciali. Dato che le vendite di album e il successo live non combaciavano, il 10 settembre del i Kiss pubblicano il loro primo album live, intitolato Alive!
I Kiss si assicurano inoltre un ulteriore guadagno in denaro grazie ai numerosi oggetti firmati fumetti, kit per il trucco facciale, bambole, maschere di Halloween , e in futuro anche preservativi , bare  , pantofole e mutande con il loro logo, che diviene un marchio registrato.
Nel i Kiss pubblicano il loro secondo album live, intitolato Alive II premiato al momento del lancio con due dischi di platino.
Nel esce la loro prima raccolta, intitolata Double Platinum. Nello stesso anno, i quattro decidono di pubblicare simultaneamente un disco solista per ogni membro della band.
Gli album riscuotono un successo inferiore rispetto a quello dei due precedenti. Nonostante il gruppo abbia raggiunto il successo mondiale, proprio nel incomincia il declino della formazione originale.
Celebre la domanda "tu dovresti essere lo Spaceman, giusto? Per quell'occasione i Kiss si esibirono in collegamento via satellite da New York assieme ad altri personaggi della musica come Bee Gees , Village People e Van Halen .
Inoltre pare fosse stata rifiutata una proposta di Eddie van Halen   , allora in tensione con David Lee Roth. I due album successivi all'abbandono di Frehley si intitolano Killers una raccolta di brani non pubblicata negli Stati Uniti con 4 tracce inedite , e Creatures of the Night.
Quest'ultimo album che mostra in copertina ancora Ace Frehley venne pubblicato nell'ottobre del Nel settembre del i Kiss fecero la loro prima apparizione su MTV senza il trucco e i costumi che li caratterizzavano fino ad allora, in concomitanza con la pubblicazione del loro nuovo album intitolato Lick It Up , premiato con il disco di platino.
Con questo disco i Kiss intraprendono un nuovo percorso musicale, incorporando elementi pop metal genere molto in voga negli anni ottanta e di cui i Kiss furono alcuni dei principali precursori .
Tuttavia, alla fine del tour seguente all'album, Vinnie Vincent se ne va per forti incrinature con Simmons e Stanley. Mark St. However, Simmons and Stanley, both Jewish, have denied any intentional likeness to Nazi symbolism in the logo.
Since , most of the band's album covers and merchandise in Germany have used a different logo, in which the letters "SS" look like the letters "ZZ" backwards.
The band's name has repeatedly been the subject of rumors pertaining to alleged hidden meanings. Simmons has denied all of these claims.
The first Kiss performance took place on January 30, , for an audience of fewer than ten people at the Popcorn Club renamed Coventry shortly afterward in Queens.
Our first show ever was at Coventry. Coventry was a study in contrasts. The first time we played there was nobody there. The last time we played there, you could barely get in the door.
On March 13 of that year, the band recorded a five-song demo tape with producer Eddie Kramer. Former TV director Bill Aucoin , who had seen the group at a handful of showcase concerts in the summer of , offered to become the band's manager in mid-October.
Kiss agreed, with the condition that Aucoin sign the band to a record label within two weeks. On November 1, , Kiss became the first act signed to former teen pop singer and Buddah Records executive Neil Bogart 's new label, Casablanca Records.
It was at this concert that, for the first of many times, Simmons accidentally set his hair which was coated in hairspray ablaze while performing his fire-breathing routine.
Casablanca and Kiss promoted the album heavily throughout the spring and summer of Being in Kiss in the very first year and touring around the United States, we felt like we were taking off.
It was like somebody pushing you into the deep end of the pool whether you can swim or not. The early years of Kiss were far from glamorous.
We rode in a station wagon hundreds of miles every day. We would take turns driving and sleeping in the back. We ate burgers at roadside taverns.
We stopped and peed on the side of long stretches of highway when we couldn't find a town anywhere near. Becoming a rock star was better than anything and beyond anything I ever imagined.
There were moments of doubt for me that we were gonna make it. This broadcast included Simmons's first televised interview, a conversation with Mike Douglas in which Simmons declared himself "evil incarnate", eliciting uncomfortable reactions from a confused studio audience.
Fellow Jewish-American guest Totie Fields said it would be humorous if beneath all the make-up Simmons was "just a nice Jewish boy ".
Simmons responded, "You should only know", to which Fields replied, "I do. You can't hide the hook ", a reference to the stereotypical "Jewish" nose.
Despite the publicity and constant touring, Kiss initially sold just 75, copies. Meanwhile, the group and Casablanca Records were losing money quickly.
The band while touring stopped in Los Angeles in August to begin recording its second album, Hotter Than Hell , which was released on October 22, With Hotter Than Hell quickly dropping off the charts, Kiss was pulled from its tour to quickly record a new album.
Casablanca head Bogart stepped in to produce the next album, trading in the murky, distorted sound of Hotter Than Hell for a cleaner and slightly poppier sound.
Dressed to Kill , released on March 19, , fared slightly better commercially than Hotter Than Hell. It also contained what later became the band's signature song, " Rock and Roll All Nite ".
Although Kiss albums had not proved to be big sellers, the band was quickly gaining a reputation for its live performances. Kiss concerts featured such spectacles as Simmons spitting "blood" an effect made primarily from raw egg whites, strawberry syrup and red food coloring and "breathing fire" spitting flammable liquid at a torch , Frehley soloing as his guitar burst into flames light and smoke bombs placed inside the guitar , Criss's elevating drum riser that emitted sparks, Stanley's Townshend -style guitar smashing, and pyrotechnics throughout the show.
By mid, Casablanca was almost bankrupt, and Kiss was in danger of losing its record contract. Both parties desperately needed a commercial breakthrough if they were to survive.
I saw a pattern emerging with us on the road. Every night, I'd ask somebody before the show, "How are we doing? All of a sudden it was becoming the norm.
For me the first realization that things were on an upswing was when we played the Hara Arena in Dayton, Ohio. Before the show I went on stage, looked out through the curtain and saw this big crowd and said to myself, "My God, this is really happening!
Kiss wanted to express the excitement felt at its concerts which its studio albums had so far failed to do with its first live album. It was the first version of the song with a guitar solo, and this recording has become the best-known version.
It is also the basis of most covers, such as the cover by Poison in In recent years the band admitted that additional audience noise had been added to the album, as well as overdubs on select guitar and vocal spots, not to deceive fans, but to add more "excitement and realism" to the record.
The success of Alive! Following this success, Kiss partnered with producer Bob Ezrin , who had previously worked with Alice Cooper.
The result was Destroyer released March 15, , Kiss's most musically ambitious studio album to date. Destroyer , with its rather intricate production using an orchestra, choir, and numerous tape effects , was a departure from the raw sound of the first three studio albums.
Album art was designed by Ken Kelly , who had drawn Tarzan and Conan the Barbarian and also produced album covers for acts such as Rainbow and Manowar.
Only when the ballad " Beth ", the B-side of the single " Detroit Rock City ", began to gain more airplay on FM radio did the album's sales rebound.
The single was subsequently reissued with the A- and B-sides reversed. The show, co-produced by Bill Aucoin, helped introduce Kiss to an even wider audience.
In addition to the three songs, Kiss was the subject of a brief comedic "interview" conducted by Paul Lynde. This included Lynde noting, when hearing the members' first names, "Oh, I love a good religious group.
Two more highly successful studio albums were released in less than a year: Rock and Roll Over November 11, and Love Gun June 30, A second live album, Alive II , was released on October 14, All three albums were certified platinum soon after their release.
In Japan, Kiss performed five sold-out shows at Tokyo's Budokan Hall , breaking the previous record of four held by the Beatles. In May , Kiss made the first of its many comics appearances, in Howard the Duck issue 12, published by Marvel Comics.
The first Kiss compilation album, Double Platinum , was issued on April 2, This double album included many remixed versions of the band's hits, as well as "Strutter '78", a re-recorded version of a song from the group's first album.
At Bogart's request, this version of the song featured a disco influence. During this period, Kiss merchandise became a substantial source of income for the group.
Some of the products released included a pair of comic books issued by Marvel the first contained ink mixed with actual blood donated by the group , a pinball machine, dolls, "Kiss Your Face Makeup" kits, Halloween masks, board games , lunchboxes, trading cards and many other pieces of memorabilia.
Membership in the Kiss Army , the band's fan club, was in the six figures. Kiss was at its commercial peak by To that end, an ambitious, two-pronged strategy was devised for The first part involved the simultaneous release of four solo albums from the members of Kiss.
Although Kiss has claimed that the solo albums were intended to ease rising tensions within the band, its record contract did in fact call for four solo records, each of them counting as half an album toward the group's five-record commitment.
It was the first time that all current members of a rock band had released solo albums on the same day. For the band members, it was a chance to showcase their individual musical styles and tastes outside of Kiss, and in some cases to collaborate with contemporary artists.
Simmons's was the most diverse of the four, featuring hard rock, ballads, Beatles -influenced pop and a cover version of " When You Wish upon a Star " from the Disney film Pinocchio.
The solo albums were released on September 18, Of the four, Frehley's album was the most successful, and spawned the only resulting hit single, a cover of " New York Groove ", written by Russ Ballard and originally performed by Hello.
The second part of Kiss's and Aucoin's plan called for the band to appear in a film that would cement its image of larger-than-life rock-and-roll superheroes.
Filming commenced in the spring of Although the project was proposed to the band as a cross between A Hard Day's Night and Star Wars , the final result fell far short of those expectations.
The script underwent numerous rewrites, and the band particularly Criss and Frehley grew increasingly frustrated with the filmmaking process.
It was released theatrically, after many changes, outside the U. The band members were unhappy with the finished film, and would speak about their filmmaking experience in later interviews with a mix of humorous embarrassment and regret.
They felt that the film portrayed them more as clowns than superheroes. The artistic failure of the film led to a rift between the band and Aucoin.
Kiss' first album of new material in two years, Dynasty , continued the band's platinum streak. Session drummer Anton Fig performed almost all the percussion on the album while Criss recovered from an automobile accident.
The only song to feature Criss's drumming was "Dirty Livin ' ", on which he also sang lead. Billed as "The Return of Kiss", the Dynasty Tour was expected by Kiss and its management to build on the success of previous tours.
Plans were drawn up for a Kiss-themed traveling amusement park called "Kiss World", but were abandoned because of the immense costs involved;  however, "The Return of Kiss" saw a marked decline in attendance.
The crowds on this tour were much younger than previous audiences had been, with many preadolescent children in Kiss make-up with their mothers and fathers who were sometimes wearing the make-up themselves in tow at most concerts.
Kiss themselves did little to dissuade this new fan base, donning colorful costumes that reinforced a cartoonish image for these younger fans.
The fans were unaware of the dissension within the band. One very public indication of the heightened friction within the group was an infamous October 31, , interview on Tom Snyder 's late-night The Tomorrow Show.
During the episode, a visibly irritated Simmons and Stanley attempted, unsuccessfully, to contain the inebriated Frehley, whose frequent laughter and joking overshadowed the conversation between Snyder and the rest of the band.
Criss made references to his large gun collection, to the chagrin of Simmons. By the end of the Dynasty tour in December , tensions between Criss and the rest of the band were at an all-time high.
His drumming skills had noticeably eroded, and he even intentionally slowed down—or stopped playing altogether—during some concerts.
The final show of the tour December 16, was the last time Criss performed with the group for almost 17 years, although he remained an official member for nearly six more months.
Anton Fig played all the drums on the next album, Unmasked , although he was not credited, while Criss appeared on the cover.
Showcasing a slick, contemporary pop sound, Unmasked released May 20, had the dubious distinction of being the first Kiss album since Dressed to Kill to not achieve platinum sales.
Soon after the album's release, Criss' departure was officially announced. The band auditioned dozens of replacements for Criss in June One of the many who auditioned was Tico Torres who would later be with Bon Jovi.
They finally settled on a little-known drummer-guitarist-pianist-keyboardist-singer from Brooklyn named Paul Charles Caravello born July 12, who adopted the stage name Eric Carr.
His first make-up design was modeled on a hawk, though it was rejected as Stanley felt it looked more like a chicken. Carr ultimately settled on a "Fox" persona.
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