Kiss is an American rock band formed at the famous Manhattan nightclubs of New York City in early January, 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, and Peter Criss. After their initial burst on the scene with their single “rogensplitter” the band went on to record 4 classic albums that remain popular to this day. Kiss had the most successful single of their career with their cover of “Hotel California” and has gone on to sell millions of copies of their music.
Kiss has always had a distinctive sound, much different than the guitars which fueled their early hits. The songs have a hard edged edge and are often laced with hard hitting drum beats. A lot of music heard today on the radio is influenced by early rock, but few of these bands have ever been able to retain the ferocity and energy that Kiss did. The music they created was edgy, it was dark, and it was fun. Their songs were about break ups, love gone wrong, betrayal, heartache, sex, and more.
Kiss has always been known for their stage shows, whether they are on stage or off stage. They always put on an energetic show and are very entertaining. Many fans claim that their performances are some of the best that they have ever seen. The setlist is long, ranging from hits such as “Hotel California” to the acoustic piece, “Hits”. Every song from inception to present is covered.
The makeup of Kiss is quite diverse. From the lead vocals to the bass lines, Kiss has all kinds of great performers. They mix together perfectly to create a unique sound that seems to blend together seamlessly from song to song. You can hear the guitarists as well as vocalists playing along to Gene Simmons high-flying guitar solos.
Kiss is a band who is known for their concerts and festivals. They have been known to play at such events as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, the MTV Music Awards, the induction concert into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York, as well as many other popular venues. Their concerts are known for taking place in such places as stadiums and arenas. Fans and peers travel from far and wide just to see these performances. There is nothing like witnessing a legendary act live in its own environment.
Kiss has become one of the most well known bands in the world. They maintain solid touring schedules and have not shied away from offering up fresh new music. They have constantly entertained us with their high energy and memorable songs.