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Kiss Band

Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley.

Well known for its members’ face paint and stage outfits, the group rose to prominence in the mid-to-late 1970s with their elaborate live performances, which featured fire breathing, blood-spitting, smoking guitars, shooting rockets, levitating drum kits, and pyrotechnics.

Kiss Band History

Kiss traces their roots to Wicked Lester, a New York City-based rock band led by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. They recorded one album, which was shelved by Epic Records, and played a handful of live shows. Simmons and Stanley, feeling a new musical direction was needed, abandoned Wicked Lester in 1972 and began forming a new group.In November 1972, the trio played a showcase for Epic Records A&R director Don Ellis, in an effort to secure a record deal. Although the performance went well, Ellis disliked the group’s image and music.

In early January 1973, the group added lead guitarist Ace Frehley. Frehley impressed the group with his first audition, although he showed up wearing two different colored sneakers, one red and one orange. A few weeks after Frehley joined, the classic lineup was solidified as the band to be named Kiss. By mid-1975, Casablanca was almost bankrupt, and Kiss was in danger of losing their record contract. Both parties desperately needed a commercial breakthrough if they were to survive. That breakthrough came in an unlikely form: a double live album.

Kiss Band Net Worth

The band has an estimated net worth of $300 million.

Kiss Band Members

Current

  • Paul Stanley – vocals, rhythm guitar (1973–present)
  • Gene Simmons – vocals, bass (1973–present)
  • Tommy Thayer – lead guitar, vocals (2002–present)
  • Eric Singer – drums, vocals, piano (1991–1996, 2001−2002, 2004–present)

Former

  • Ace Frehley – lead guitar, vocals (1973–1982, 1996–2002)
  • Peter Criss – drums, vocals (1973–1980, 1996–2000, 2002–2004)
  • Eric Carr – drums, backing vocals (1980–1991; his death)
  • Vinnie Vincent – lead guitar, backing vocals (1982–1984)
  • Mark St. John – lead guitar, backing vocals (1984; died 2007)
  • Bruce Kulick – lead guitar, backing vocals (1984–1996)

Kiss Band Songs

  • 100,000 Years 1974
  • Black Diamond 1974
  • Cold Gin 1974
  • Firehouse 1974
  • Kissin Time 1974
  • Let Me Know 1974
  • Love Theme from Kiss 1974
  • Nothin’ to Lose 1974
  • All American Man 1977
  • Ain’t That Peculiar 2001
  • Baby Drive 1976
  • Back to the Stone Age 2012

Kiss Band Rock And Roll All Night

[Verse 1]
You show us everything you’ve got
You keep on dancin’, and the room gets hot
You drive us wild, we’ll drive you crazy
And you say you wanna go for a spin
The party’s just begun, we’ll let you in
You drive us wild, we’ll drive you crazy

[Pre-Chorus]
You keep on shoutin’, you keep on shoutin’

[Chorus]
I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day
I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day

[Verse 2]
You keep on saying you’ll be mine for a while
You’re lookin’ fancy, and I like your style
You drive us wild, we’ll drive you crazy
And you show us everything you’ve got
Baby, baby, that’s quite a lot
And you drive us wild, we’ll drive you crazy

[Pre-Chorus]
You keep on shoutin’, you keep on shoutin’

[Chorus]
I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day
I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day
I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day
I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day

[Chorus]
I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day
I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day
I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day
I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day

[Chorus]
I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day
I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day
I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day
I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day

Kiss Band Forever

[Verse 1]
I got to tell you what I’m feeling inside, I could lie to myself, but it’s true
There’s no denying when I look in your eyes, girl I’m out of my head over you
I lived so long believin’ all love is blind
But everything about you is tellin’ me this time

[Chorus]
It’s forever, this time I know and there’s no doubt in my mind
Forever, until my life is thru, girl I’ll be loving you forever

[Verse 2]
I hear the echo of a promise I made
When you’re strong you can stand on your own
But those words grow distant as I look at your face
No, I don’t want to go it alone
I never thought I’d lay my heart on the line
But everything about you is telling me this time

[Chorus]
It’s forever, this time I know and there’s no doubt in my mind
Forever, until my life is thru, girl I’ll be loving you forever
Yeah!

[Verse 3]
I see my future when I look in your eyes
It took your love to make my heart come alive
Because I lived my life believing all love is blind
But everything about you is telling me this time

[Chorus][x2]

It’s forever, this time I know and there’s no doubt in my mind
Forever, until my life is thru, girl I’ll be loving you forever

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Paul Stanley slams the haters as rock icons Kiss vow to go out on top

AS soon as Kiss announced their farewell tour, frontman Paul Stanley knew there would be cynics.Because The End of the Road tour, starting next year, is actually Kiss’s second goodbye.The original Kiss line-up reformed for a farewell tour that ran from 2000 to 2001, but lost drummer Peter Criss before it finished and guitarist Ace Frehley soon after.Stanley and fellow co-founder Gene Simmons would later state Criss and Frehley’s playing skills meant they weren’t especially proud of the reformation tour musically, even if it was the line-up the fans wanted to see.

“The first farewell tour was almost 19 years ago,” Stanley says. “Cynics be damned. Those people will always find something to say. That (reformed) line-up of the band was dysfunctional. People in the band weren’t showing respect to the fans or the band itself. We decided to put the horse down. The truth is we’ve carried on for 19 years (since the first farewell) because we realised people still wanted to see Kiss, we just had to have a tyre change.”

For this farewell tour, dubbed The End of the Road, Kiss will again be Stanley, Simmons and “new boys” Tommy Thayer (15 years in the band) and Eric Singer (27 years).

Stanley insists this will be it, despite bands regularly receiving raised eyebrows when they announce they’re splitting for good — Motley Crue had to sign a pact in public to prove to fans that their final tour was indeed the last goodbye.“Not to take away from anybody else, but you can make up any piece of paper that makes people believe one thing or another,” Stanley says.“It’s all about your intent. We’ve been thinking about how to do this for a while. With the band being really in top form and getting on terrifically, it’s time to take a victory lap. We made the conscious decision that this is it.”

Stanley, 66, says Kiss have strategically planned their exit. Dates for The End of the Road have so far announced been announced for all of 2019, but they’ll potentially tour for up to three years.“It’s a big world,” Stanley explains. “We want to go out and celebrate with every country and every city that we’ve been to and that will take some time. We planned this. We’re not getting any younger. If we were playing some rock and roll songs wearing blue jeans and T-shirts we could do this into our 90s. But we’re wearing 40 or 50 pounds (18 to 22kgs) of gear, running around on stage.

“I’m 66. People half my age probably wish they were in the same shape. But there’s no beating the clock. You can’t. There are no 60-year-old footballers or basketball players or track runners. Your body can’t take that. At this point we are facing the inevitable and want to do it in the best way possible. We want to do it while we feel great as opposed to letting things deteriorate.

“Forget about a typical rock band, we’re so much more than a rock band. This is the greatest show we’ve ever put together. It’s a completely different stage, a completely new technology. We’re not one of those bands who does a farewell tour because we can’t do it anymore. This will be the ultimate Kiss show.”

Part of the band’s manifesto as they head out one last time is celebrate the success they have achieved despite the critics who always wrote them off. As much as the internet has given the Kiss Army a new platform to rally the troops, there are also plenty of Kiss haters online.Decades of jumping around on stage in heavy boots may have taken its toll on Stanley’s hips (he’s had both replaced), but some voices online are more concerned with the impact age has had on his voice, posting unflattering concert videos to back their claims.

During his Australian solo tour this year, bandmate Simmons even mocked the Stanley “losing his voice”. (Stanley was quick to point out Simmons was struggling to sell tickets to his concerts.)“If anyone wants to hear me sound like I did on (1975’s) Kiss Alive! then put on Kiss Alive!” Stanley says. “It would be absurd. Of course your voice changes. Any athlete’s body changes. Any singer’s voice changes. The naysayers and the scrooges will find the video of you falling on your ass, that’s the one they’ll post. But when you’re playing to between 20,000 to 60,000 fans a night and beginning and ending a show with an audience going crazy, I’m not really that concerned with the sceptics.

Source:news.com.au