Hard-rock group formed in New York: Paul Stanley (vocals, guitar), Gene Simmons (vocals, bass), Ace Frehley (guitar) and Peter Criss (drums). Noted for elaborate makeup and highly theatrical stage shows.
Formed: 1973 in New York, NY Years Active: 70 's, 80 's, 90 's, 00's Genre: ROCK Rooted in the campy theatrics of Alice Cooper and the sleazy hard rock of glam rockers the New York Dolls, … see full wiki
The critics may accuse them of being shallow showmen. And they'd be right. But Kiss is SUPPOSED to be that way, a band more concerned with a good show than musical or allegorical depth! That was, in fact, the whole point behind the band, to put on a huge show and make tons of money, and frontman Gene Simmons will be first to say so - and on many occasions, has outright admitted it without any hesitation!