KISS

KISS
Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973.[1] Easily identified by its members' face paint and flamboyant stage outfits, the group rose to prominence in the mid to late 1970s on the basis of their elaborate live performances, which featured fire breathing, blood spitting, smoking guitars, shooting rockets, levitating drum kits and pyrotechnics. Kiss has been awarded 24 gold albums to date, the most of any American rock band.[2] The band has sold more than 40 million albums in the United States, of which 19 million have been certified by the RIAA,[3] and their worldwide sales exceeds 100 million albums.[4]

The 1973'80 lineup of Paul Stanley (vocals and rhythm guitar), Gene Simmons (vocals and bass guitar), Ace Frehley (lead guitar and vocals), and Peter Criss (drums, percussion and vocals) is the most successful and identifiable. With their makeup and costumes, they took on the personas of comic book-style characters: Starchild (Stanley), The Demon (Simmons), Spaceman or Space Ace (Frehley), and Catman (Criss). The band explains that the fans were the ones who ultimately chose their makeup designs. Paul Stanley became the "Starchild" because of his tendency to be referred to as the "starry-eyed lover" and "hopeless romantic." The "Demon" makeup reflected Simmons's cynicism and dark sense of humor, as well as his affection for comic books. Ace Frehley's "Spaceman" makeup was a reflection of his fondness for science fiction and supposedly being from another planet. Peter Criss' "Catman" makeup was in accordance with the belief that Criss had nine lives because of his rough childhood in Brooklyn. Because of creative differences, both Criss and Frehley were out of the group by 1982. The band's commercial fortunes had also waned considerably by that point. Buoyed by a wave of Kiss nostalgia in the 1990s, the band announced a reunion of the original lineup (with makeup) in 1996. The resulting Kiss Alive/Worldwide/Lost Cities/Reunion Tour was the top-grossing act of 1996 and 1997. Criss and Frehley have since left Kiss again, but KISS continues with Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer, respectively. The band continues to perform with makeup, while Stanley and Simmons have remained the only two constant members.

Kiss has been named to many "Top" lists. They include Number 10 on VH1's '100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock',9th on 'The Greatest Metal Bands' list by MTV,#1 on Hit Paraders's "Top 100 Live Bands",56th on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists Of All Time",2nd on Digital Dream Door's "Best Hair Metal Bands",and 26th on Gibson's "50 Greatest American Rock Bands".

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ARMOUR: Armour LTD Marble vinyl
1. ARMOUR
Armour LTD Mar...
lp: 19,90 €
ISÄNMAA: Yli Peltojen, Vetten ja Tunturien
2. ISÄNMAA
Yli Peltojen, ...
7": 6,90 €
ARMANENSCHAFT: Logo
3. ARMANENSCHAFT
Logo
patch: 4,90 €
BARATHRUM: Infernal
4. BARATHRUM
Infernal
cd: 14,90 €
DARK AGES: The Tractatus De Hereticis Et Sortilegiis
5. DARK AGES
The Tractatus ...
lp: 16,90 €
PRECAMBRIAN: Proarkhe
6. PRECAMBRIAN
Proarkhe
7": 7,90 €
TAGHUT: Ejaculate Upon the Holy Qur’an
7. TAGHUT
Ejaculate Upon...
lp: 14,90 €
NEKROKRIST SS: Suicide
8. NEKROKRIST SS
Suicide
lp: 14,90 €
SCYTHE: Beware the Scythe
9. SCYTHE
Beware the Scythe
cd: 12,90 €
DIVINA INFERIS: Aura Damnation
10. DIVINA INFERIS
Aura Damnation
cd: 11,90 €
ARMOUR: Armour
11. ARMOUR
Armour
lp: 17,90 €
NEUTRON HAMMER: Iron Storm Evocation
12. NEUTRON HAMMER
Iron Storm Evo...
lp: 19,90 €
USURPER: Threshold of the Usurper LS M-Size
13. USURPER
Threshold of t...
shirt: 19,90 €
ISÄNMAA: Yli Peltojen, Vetten ja Tunturien
14. ISÄNMAA
Yli Peltojen, ...
pict. 7': 7,90 €
OMINOUS: Death... The Beginning
15. OMINOUS
Death... The B...
mcd: 7,90 €
DIABLERIE: Transition 2.0
16. DIABLERIE
Transition 2.0
mcd: 7,90 €
ARMOUR: Armour
17. ARMOUR
Armour
cd: 14,90 €
DARK AGES: Twilight of Europe
18. DARK AGES
Twilight of Eu...
digi cd: 11,90 €
EPÄKRISTUS: Virgin Mary, The Mother of All Whores! TS, M-Size
19. EPÄKRISTUS
Virgin Mary, T...
shirt: 14,90 €
MUSTA KAPPELI: Ei Valoa Tähän Kammioon
20. MUSTA KAPPELI
Ei Valoa Tähän...
patch: 4,90 €