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Top 10 Facts - Kiss
10.24.2015
Fact #1

Kiss (often styled as KISS) is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons.

Fact #2

Kiss made their debut during the March 9-10 shows at The Daisy inAmityville, New York. On March 13 of that year, the band recorded a five-song demo tape with producer Eddie Kramer.

Fact #3

Kiss‘ first tour started on February 5,1974 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, at the Lister Hall Cafeteria at the University of Alberta. The band's self- titled debut album was released on February 18. Casablanca and Kiss promoted the album heavily throughout the spring and summer of 1974.

Fact #4

Kiss wanted to express the excitement felt at their concerts (which their studio albums had so far failed to do) with their first live album. Released on September10, 1975, Alive! achieved Gold status and spawned Kiss‘ first top 40 single with a live version of "Rock and Roll All Nite."

Fact #5

Kiss were at their commercial peak by 1978. Alive ll was the band's fourth platinum album in iust under two years, and the ensuing tour had the highest average attendance (13,550)[citation needed] in the group's history.

Fact #6

Kiss‘ first album of new material in two years, Dynasty (May 22, 1979), continued its platinum streak. The disco-?avored "l Was Made for Lovin' You" became one of the band's biggest hit singles to date, peaking at #11.

Fact #7

The band officially appeared in public without makeup for the first time on a September 18, 1983 appearance on MTV, which coincided with the release of the band's new album, Lick It Up.

Fact #8

On October 16, 2013, Kiss was again announced as a nominee for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and was subsequently announced as an inductee on December 17, 2013.

Fact #9

On August 15, 2013, it was announced that Kiss (who performed the night before of ArenaBowl XXVI) had purchased a share of an Arena Football League expansion franchise set to begin play at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California in 2014.

Fact #10

Kiss made the cover of the April 10, 2014 (Issue 1206) Rolling Stone magazine, which is their ?rst time being so featured in the band's 41-year history.

Fact #11
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