Each chapter also has date appropriate photos as a bonus. The early years is an official pictorial book consisting of previously unseen photos from kiss early period during the early 1970s up until the alive. Kiss lead singer, gene simmons rock n roll godless legend, gene simmons real jewish name chaim witz of the heavy metal band kiss, spews fake blood in concert as he looks upward to heaven and wags his head sidetoside in rebellion against god. Kiss band simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A group of fans started protesting by marching outside of the radio station, referring themselves as the kiss army. Stanley eisen how they got kiss together and hoped that epic records, who rejected the wicked lester album, could and hopefully, replace wicked. Well known for its members face paint and stage outfits, the group rose to.
It is the standard historical perspective, but written by a fan, so the stories have interesting twists that we arent use to hearibg from paul or gene. Dressed to kill the kiss tribute band home facebook. Formed in january 1973, the group originally featured rhythm guitarist paul stanley, bassist gene simmons, lead guitarist ace frehley and drummer peter criss, all of whom contributed to vocals. The original members are gene simmons, paul stanley, peter criss, and ace frehley. Kiss marvel comics stan lee presents standup display. A 1977 gallup poll named kiss the most popular band in america. The authors went to great lengths to describe each era of the band alive, love gun, dynasty, etc. A band autographed version of the book seems to have already sold out. The book also shows that the bands founding members, gene simmons i. Kiss paul stanley on the bands legacy, former bandmates.
In 2007, a new comic book series featuring the band was released by the kiss comics group in association with platinum studios. They are most famous for their stage show and songs like rock and roll all nite 1975, strutter 1974 and detroit rock city 1976. It contains info about the band, merchandising, touring, management, and casdablanca records that are also covered in the other new book kiss and sell by c. Download premium images you cant get anywhere else. After almost half a century of success and public battles, kiss has earned its place in rock history through.
Magic is a day by day chronicle of kisss first 10 years and a detailed study of the evolution of their image from 1973 to 1983. Heatley, michael kiss the hottest band in the world 1997 short book of most pictures from the uk. Kiss have lent their name and likeness to so much merchandising over. They joined forces with peter criss and ace frehley, and by 1973, the newly formed kiss had acquired a record contract. Already committed to running kiss liveries at surfers paradise and the seasonending coates hire newcastle 500, david reynolds, luke youlden. However, simmons describes first meeting criss in his book kiss and makeup thus. Two weeks later, the band was signed to neil bogarts fledgling record label, casablanca.
Versions of the book autographed by the band have sold out. Basically a coming soon ad for the second kiss comic book. In 1995, the group released the book kisstory, a 440page, 9 pounds 4. Gene simmons and paul stanley of american heavy metal group kiss, perform on stage on the lick it up tour, the bands first without makeup, at wembley arena.
Well known for its members face paint and stage outfits, the group rose to prominence in the midtolate 1970s with their elaborate live performances, which featured fire breathing, bloodspitting, smoking guitars, shooting rockets. Kisstory gets its name from an amalgamation of the words kiss and history. Arguably the worlds most recognizable rock band, kiss has sold more than eighty million albums since exploding onto the scene in the seventies with a potent mix of fistpounding hard rock and melodic ballads. Kiss frontman paul stanley pens tellall book about sex. This group is open to the kiss army to create a kiss nation of members from around the world. With the april 8th publication of paul stanleys face the music. In the end, the great success of kiss is not the bluster of gene simmons or posturings of paul stanley but the dynamic of all four membersace, peter, gene and paul. Kiss music life encyclopedia 1977, japan this 150 page magazine book is one of the most sought after collectibles. How much does it cost to book kiss metal music artists booking kiss booking agent contact information official web site manager home page website management concert bookings, biography.
The book also features exclusive kiss photos taken backstage at the bands. Jun 06, 2019 but the band has always embraced the camp and inherent collectibility of its merchandise, so it makes sense to take it to the next level and celebrate kisss kommercial kareer with a koffee table katalog book of merch. This included lynde noting, when hearing the members names, oh, i love a good religious group. An awesome looking display thatll make your kiss collection stand up and out from the rest. Kiss band member paul stanley discusses his new autobiography i wanted my children to have a document of what i had done and i also realized that my life could be inspirational to other people. According to sandra oloughlin in an article for brandweek magazine, kiss has licensed its name to more than 3,000 product categories, from lunch boxes and comic books to credit cards and condoms to become nearly a onebilliondollar brand. Oct 03, 2012 gene simmons i recently spoke to gene simmons, who cofounded kiss back in 1973 and was also the bassist and covocalist of the band. Heres a clip of crazy, crazy nights from kiss 1988 crazy nights japanese tour. The advertisement was answered by paul stanley and gene simmons, who were looking for new members for their band.
The founding members of the group were gene simmons, paul stanley, peter criss, and ace frehley. The final kiss concert on the end of the road world tour. The quietus news the pop group share unreleased track. This is a bibliography of the american rock group kiss. Showing 12 coloring pages related to the band kiss. Kiss come see the best band in the world today show. Kiss often stylized as ki is an american rock band formed in new york city in january 1973 by paul stanley, gene simmons, peter criss, and ace frehley. But the decline is something the band is utterly unable to grasp. On this day in kisstory april 16, 1988 kiss opened their crazy nights japanese tour at rainbow hall in nagoya. Kiss is an american arenarock group that formed in the early 1970s in new. Is the band name kiss an acronym for knights in satans service. Behind the mask official authorized biography by david leaf. Buy it and enjoy the behind the scenes look at a fascinating world. Apr 12, 2019 criss was kiss original drummer, the heartbeat behind one of the biggest 1970s acts.
Kiss was less a band than an idea, and as the 70s progressed and the groups popularity exploded, the idea evolved into an even bigger idea. The kiss makeup schemes are designed to look like comic book. Formed in 1973, kiss has long reached iconic status in the world of rock n roll. New kiss book chronicles band between 19771980 louder. Kiss star paul stanley on the band s legacy, possible biopic and former group members. Showing 12 coloring pages related to the rock band kiss.
This name first came about in the early 70s in indiana when a local radio station refused to play songs from the band. Every member of the band contributes vocals with simmons playing bass, stanley playing rhythm guitar, frehley as the lead guitarist, and criss on the drums. Aug 23, 2019 the legendary rock band kiss is currently on their end of the road tour, which is supposedly the group s final tour together. This item measures in at 8 14 inches wide x 10 14 inches tall.
Lendt tries to reign the band s spending in, but as the band keeps repeating, let kiss be kiss. Com penrite racing has unveiled kissinspired race suits for their drivers to match their striking livery at the vodafone gold coast 600 this weekend. Kiss band member paul stanley discusses his new autobiography. The pain threshold for human hearing is 120 decibels, but any sound above 85db can cause hearing loss or damage. Gene simmons is a very wicked man and he arrogantly revels in it.
Kiss icon paul stanley faces the music part 1 youtube. Stanley stops by the couch to talk about the book which is. Of course kiss made a book of all their merchandise loudwire. The american rock band kiss has licensed a large amount of merchandising throughout their career. In japan, kiss broke attendance records previously held by the beatles.
The hottest brand in the land contains 390 pages of full color photos of the most iconic, bestselling and beloved kiss collectibles. Gene simmons of kiss is snacking, out of costume, and looking relaxed in the front rows of his band s private. Features biographies, discography, videography, cover scans, photographs, art work, and information on current expos. Some of the coloring page names are kiss book kiss stuff colour, kiss band, photos view full size, photos view full size, kiss band, paul stanley for diego diego, kiss band drawing at for personal, kiss book kiss stuff kiss band kiss, awesome kiss band wallpapers photos, kiss rock band sketch, kiss band at, kiss. Behind the mask is a musthave for the bands legion of kiss army acolytes. Aug 30, 2019 kiss star paul stanley on the bands legacy, possible biopic and former group members. A life exposed, the rock and roll hall of fame nominees will have seen each of its original members publish a tellall memoir. Kiss has exceeded worldwide sales of more than 100 million albums, 40 million of which were in the us. May 27, 2014 kiss band member paul stanley discusses his new autobiography i wanted my children to have a document of what i had done and i also realized that my life could be inspirational to other people. Kiss released their selftitled debut in february of 1974.
Throughout their career they released numerous books and printed works celebrating their career of around four decades. Kiss is not so much a band, but a franchise operation in the. In 2007 the kiss comics group launched a joint venture with platinum studios to publish a new kiss comic, kiss 4k. Well known for its members face paint and stage outfits, the group rose to prominence in the midtolate 1970s with their elaborate live performances, which featured fire breathing, bloodspitting, smoking guitars, shooting rockets, levitating drum kits, and. Official kiss merchandise celebrating the career of the band and supporting the final tour, end of the road. I recently spoke to gene simmons, who cofounded kiss back in 1973 and was also the bassist and covocalist of the band. Most people will probably not associate sensitivity with the flamboyant heavymetal rock band kiss, and yet in his memoir, front man, rhythm guitarist, and cofounder paul stanley succeeds in making a connection with the reader, kiss fan or not. Comparing the original band members memoirs peter, paul, ace and gene have some conflicting memories of the same events in the bands history. Kiss frontman paul stanley pens tellall book about sex, drugs, rock and roll and disability on eve of rock hall of fame entry. Kiss is an american hard rock band from new york city, new york. Besides creating a hard rock band that produced topselling albums, members gene simmons, paul stanley, ace frehley, and peter criss released an incredible amount of kiss merchandise.
The hottest brand in the land contains 390 pages of full color photos of the most iconic, bestselling and beloved kiss. Our story our staff our books faq subsidiary rights submissions social media back julie barer faye bender brettne bloom elisabeth weed brenda bowen jamie carr dana murphy nicole cunningham hallie schaeffer back upcoming titles recent. I have been a kiss fan since their inception back in the early 70s and have read. A great book telling the tale of the hottest band in the world.
Kiss came together after paul stanley and gene simmons dissolved a band by the name of wicked lester. Psycho circus, beth, heavens on fire, i was made for lovin you, rock and roll all nite, hard luck woman. But in certain instances, the bandmembers appear to have some diverging memories of key moments in the groups history. In an era when glam rock ruled, and almost all male acts went onstage and graced album covers in enough makeup to shame a supermodel in drag, kiss s makeup was in a league of its own.
And after the band begins the period post alive 2 from dynasty on, you read how accountant and author c. In an era when glam rock ruled, and almost all male acts went onstage and graced album covers in enough makeup to shame a supermodel in drag, kisss makeup was in a league of its own. Kiss official kiss tshirts and merchandise rockmerch. End of the road received a tiein comic from dynamite. But the most talkedabout aspect of the band is, and always has been, their outlandish makeup. Kiss paul stanley on the bands legacy, former bandmates and. Chronicling the groups amazing story, this oneofakind book also offers interviews with some of the biggest stars in rock music, including pete townshend. Apart from the official kiss books, there have been countless unofficial. Kiss is an american band from new york that was formed back in 1973. Behind the mask official authorized biography by david leaf i thought this book was great book i think the author had a lot of information about kiss and used it very well. Kinnaird, bryan sean delaneys hell box 2004 overly short version of the autobiography sean delaney had been working on.
The band has sold more than 40 million albums in the united states, of which 19. The book was published in limitededition form in the late 1990s. Kiss has exceeded worldwide sales of more than 100 million. This would be the last tour in makeup until the reunion. The only book that truly captures the inimitable and exuberant spirit of the fiery foursome who gave america its second national anthem, rock and roll all nite, kiss. Chronicling the groups amazing story, this oneofakind book also offers interviews with some of the biggest stars in rock music, including pete townshend, alice. Kiss ist eine usamerikanische hardrockband, gegrundet 1973 in new york. I just wanted to tell you and other fans that there is a new soft cover book about kiss called black diamond. By april of 1975, the group had released three albums and had been touring america constantly, building up a sizable fan base. An underrated hard rock band, kiss is often dismissed as a gimmick group due to their mysterious face paint. Magic is a day by day chronicle of kiss s first 10 years and a detailed study of the evolution of their image from 1973 to 1983. Store will offer exclusive product including tshirts, tanks, long sleeves, hoodies, jackets, accessories etc.
Dressed to kill the kiss tribute band, use email address. Yet another book about the explosive rock group kiss might seem like a well mined topic to the average music fan, but to members of the. Kiss singer paul stanley weighs in on ace frehley, gene. Apr 09, 2014 kiss frontman and cofounder, paul stanley, reflects on an incredible 40year career in his new memoir, face the music. Were talking lunch boxes, clothing, comics, trash cans, belt buckles, tour books, mirrors and more of every kiss branded item the band has released to date, the band explained in a statement. Booking entertainment is the leading entertainment booking agency for booking kiss for events worldwide our kiss agent will be happy to help you get kiss s availability and booking fee, or the price and availability for any other alist entertainer, band, comedian or celebrity you may want for your corporate event, private party, wedding. The unauthorized biography of kiss by dale sherman.
Besides creating a hard rock band that produced topselling albums, members gene simmons, paul stanley, ace frehley, and peter criss released an incredible amount of kiss. The new york rhythm guitarist and colead vocalist of rock band kiss is responsible for many of the group s hits during the 1980s. Kiss selling book celebrating the bands merchandise. This is our opportunity to express our passion for the greatest band in the land. Speaking as a kiss fan who has seen the band seven times in the past thirty years, this book is a winner. Anyone who knows kiss knows that their fans are affectionately referred to as the kiss army. Gene simmons i recently spoke to gene simmons, who cofounded kiss back in 1973 and was also the bassist and covocalist of the band. Kisss end of the road farewell tour has dates announced into december.
Find highquality kiss band stock photos and editorial news pictures from getty images. Weve all been to loud gigs, but just how loud is too loud. Gene simmons and kiss are finally retiring good riddance. The band s lineup remained stable for seven years, before criss left on may 17, 1980 after an injury and increasing personal. It details how gene and paul met and also, how they tried to make the big time with their previous band, wicked lester, but failed, and then, decided to form a hard rocking band unlike any band before or after them, which became kiss.
The first round of books are expected to ship later this summer. Our story our staff our books faq subsidiary rights submissions social media back julie barer faye bender brettne bloom elisabeth weed brenda bowen jamie carr dana murphy nicole cunningham hallie schaeffer back upcoming titles recent titles back foreign rights general inquiries. Numerous books have been written about the group, but this was the first officially licensed work, making it a piece of authentic memorabilia. Somewhere in the skies above san diego, the god of thunder is eating a sugar cookie. Produced by tima surmelioglu and victoria vallas for. Would you have fallen in love with the band without all the comic book imagery or the blood or the fire or the third reichlite double s in their logo. For kiss cofounder paul stanley, he took to twitter to celebrate a significant milestone in his fathers life his 100th birthday. Booking entertainment is the leading entertainment booking agency for booking kiss for events worldwide our kiss agent will be happy to help you get kisss availability and booking fee, or the price and availability for any other alist entertainer, band, comedian or celebrity you may want for your corporate event, private party, wedding, birthday. Kiss klassified war stories from an army general book about music. Kiss booking metal music artists corporate event booking. It is about 200 pages with several black and white photos.494 1022 1185 913 1333 1433 1093 965 972 1517 762 249 1197 1091 1153 917 1535 1066 347 1411 476 111 1531 668 1011 593 1454 552 538 580 678 839 1420 93 62 800 1191 842 1225 865