Kiss is a band that formed in the early 1970s. The members of the band have a history of performing together and collaborating on albums. The members also released solo albums during their careers. While these albums were mostly similar to the band’s hard rock style, many of their tracks were influenced by contemporary artists. Stanley and Frehley’s solo albums focused more on hard rock, while Criss’s featured R&B and Simmons’s focused on pop music. The bands collaborations ranged from Cheap Trick and Aerosmith to Janis Ian and Donna Summer.
Frehley’s absence from a satellite performance was an indication that he wasn’t happy with the band’s new direction. The singer didn’t actively participate in the Music from “The Elder” album and only sang the lead vocals on one track. While the band was performing at the Studio 54 special concert, Ace Frehley recorded guitar parts at home and mailed them to Ezrin, citing his dissatisfaction with his role as a collaborator.
After a period of silence, Kiss returned with a series of concerts and a tour. In February 2003, Kiss toured Australia and released their fourth studio album, Sonic Boom. The album was comprised of both new material and re-recorded versions of previous hits. This was the first album since 2001, when they released Jigoku-Retsuden. The tour included a live DVD from Buenos Aires. The lead single from the Sonic Boom album was “Modern Day Delilah”, which was released on August 19, 2009. The song received very positive reviews, and some compared the album to the band’s work from the 1970s.
The band’s resurgence continues to grow. The group has toured the world several times and released four studio albums. The latest is Sonic Boom, which contained new material and re-recorded versions of previous albums. The album included a live DVD filmed in Buenos Aires. The lead single, “Modern Day Delilah”, was released on August 19 as the first single from the album. It received positive reviews and was compared to the band’s earlier work.
In October 2009, the band released the album Sonic Boom, which included both new material and re-recorded versions of previous Kiss songs. The album was a mix of older and newer songs. The album was a massive success, debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. While “Sonic Boom” is the band’s third studio release, it is the first to feature re-recorded versions of some of the band’s greatest hits.
In July 2010, Kiss played a concert in New York City. This was their first US show, though it was short-lived, and they performed five shows. A live performance was later recorded on their Japanese tours and was followed by a tour of the band’s other international venues. After a year and a half of touring, the band released two more studio albums in eight years. The live albums were certified Platinum. They also included a DVD of their concert in Buenos Aires.