The Starchild. The Demon. The Spaceman. The Catman. The fire breathing, blood spitting, rocket shooting American rock band, KISS , knows how to leave their mark on you one way or another if you ever see them in concert. As a shock rock band, KISS naturally pulls off some pretty insane things on stage, which you already know. But here are 10 pretty insane facts about the band you may not know.
The band struggled at first to find their look
Simmons said it felt 'good' to reveal their paint-free faces
Well known for its members' face paint and stage outfits, the group rose to prominence in the mid-to-late s with its elaborate live performances, which featured fire breathing , blood-spitting, smoking guitars, shooting rockets, levitating drum kits, and pyrotechnics. The band has gone through several lineup changes, with Stanley and Simmons being the only members to feature in every lineup. The original and best-known lineup consists of Stanley vocals and rhythm guitar , Simmons vocals and bass , Frehley lead guitar and vocals , and Criss drums and vocals.
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Formed in January , 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. Frehley was replaced by Vinnie Vincent , who debuted with the group in December after contributing to Creatures of the Night earlier in the year. John , who performed on Animalize. John was fired. The lineup featuring Kulick was the most stable since the band's first incarnation, only ending on November 24, when Carr died of heart cancer. The following year, Frehley also left Kiss for a second time, with Tommy Thayer taking over his position in March