Kiss was an American rock band formed in 1970. Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss are all members of Kiss. Their debut album, ‘Break My Heart’, became one of the most successful albums of all time. The band’s music grew in popularity over the years and the four founding members have been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards. In fact, they’ve sold over 100 million albums worldwide.
After their debut album, Sonic Boom, Kiss toured the world with the God Of Thunder Machine. This was a giant Tesla coil that emitted coloured electrical beams. It was designed by Ken Strickfaden, but was ultimately discontinued because it was too unreliable and cumbersome to use. The band considered releasing Albatross, but decided against it because the single “Modern Day Delilah” was so popular. Many praised it as the band’s best work since the 1970s, and compared it to their earlier work.
Criss was fired from the band after the 1980s, when the group’s biggest hit had flopped. He became addicted to drugs and alcohol, and the group split up. Frehley also quit the band, recording a disco hit but pursuing a solo career with less verve. The group inducted Gene Simmons into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, and released a collaborative single with the Japanese artist Momoiro Clover Z.
In 1978, the band released their first studio album in eleven years, “Sonic Boom”. It featured new material and re-recorded versions of their classic hits. The band was named America’s Most Popular Rock Band by a Gallup poll. In addition, they performed five sold-out shows at the Popcorn Club in Sunnyside. In the same year, Kiss was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This release of the album paved the way for their future.
In the late ’70s, Kiss played in Japan. The fans were so enthusiastic that they did not realize the hysteria until they visited the country. Even today, the band has a dedicated fanbase in several countries, including Japan. They have a loyal fanbase in more than fifty countries, and the cult following is even bigger than their initial fan base. Its fans are still passionate about Kiss, and they continue to tour the world as a result of their popularity.
After the band’s breakup in 1986, the band released their second album “Sonic Boom” in October of that year. The album was a mix of new material and re-recorded versions of Kiss hits. The band’s latest album, Sonic Boom, was released in Japan in October of 2009. It was preceded by a live DVD, which was recorded in Buenos Aires. Among its songs, “Modern Day Delilah” was the lead single from the album. The song gained positive reviews and was compared to the rock group’s work of the ’70s.