The Story Behind the Original Kiss Band
Kiss is an American hard rock band founded in New York City in February 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley. Their original music was influenced by groups such as Black Sabbath and the Rolling Stones. They quickly became a major influence on alternative music. They went their separate ways in the mid’seventies. The band again became a mainstay in the alternative scene, playing on numerous hit records.
Kiss has had eighteen studio albums, nineteen live albums, and one video. There have also been several one-time singles released through independent labels. The single “Kiss” (a duet with David Bowie and Janis Joplin) reached No. 1 in the United Kingdom. The single “Diva” (also with David Bowie) reached the top spot in Australia.
Kiss made eleven movies, four of them featuring Ace Frehley as the lead vocalist. All but one of these films were comedies and the other one was a drama. Their best-selling album was also their last; their last album was Another Kind of Love. It is also their only double album to reach No. 1 in the United Kingdom.
Ace Frehley died of a drug overdose. He was thirty years old. He is survived by his wife, Karen, and his two children, Ryan and Alex. Kiss is very popular among female musicians of all ages. Their music has inspired many artists, including Stevie Wonder, Ashanti, Elton John, Amy Winehouse, Queen, Nirvana, and many more.
Kiss is popular in concert today because of the original rock and roll sound that it and its members made. Kiss was formed when guitarists Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons met while attending college in Hawaii. They played together as a group and later, Simmons joined the band Kiss. By this time, Simmons was already a well established musician, having also made popular singles like We Are the Champions and Automatic for People.
The band became successful with songs such as Billie Jean and Hotel California. There have been many other well-known songs that have made their way into popular culture. Some of these include I’m a Believer, Mr. Tambourine man, White Room, Little Red Lie, Come As You Are, You’re Beautiful, Wildfire, Tonight, Good Night, I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles, Home on the Range, I Just Want to Go Out, Insomnia, Wonderful Tonight, Proud Mary, Take it Easy, Hey Jude, I’m Sorry, Blessed Days, You Loved Me, I Remember You, Rock and Roll Music, Blowin’ in the Wind, Wonderful Tonight, A Day in the Life, Hey Jude, I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles, Tears on the Dance Floor, White Room, Cry Baby Cry, My Sweet Lord, and You’ll Never Walk Alone. These songs are still commonly performed today.