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14 facts about KISS

At the January 30, 1973played KISS her first concert - in front of less than 10 people and for a fee of $ 50. Shortly after the performance, her manager at the time threw in the towel because her music was "the biggest crap he has ever heard". Bass player Gene Simmons then took the helm in hand: he called the club again Popcorn in which they had made their debut shortly before, and bagged performances for the next three evenings.

  • The band name caused a stir: in the 1970s, some people claimed that KISS stands for "Knights in Satan's Service", "Kinder SS", or "Kids in Satan's Service". Of course, none of this is true.
  • BeforeKISS was founded, played Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons in the New York band Wicked Lesterthat they left in 1972.
  • Paul Stanley wrote the songs"Firehouse" and "Let Me Know"back in high school.
  • Got the inspiration for their famous stage look KISS initially from the New York Dolls. When they tried like that New York Dolls to dress, "they looked like four drag queens," like that Peter Criss
    As KISS a Alice Cooper-Concert, they got the idea for their eye-catching stage make-up. Because if Alice Cooper looks so good as an individual, four made-up musicians have to look even better on stage.
  • The Beatles are among the great role models of glam rockers. KISS wanted the cover of their debut album "KISS" that of the Beatles album "Meet the Beatles" resembles.
  • Ace Frehley, Founding member and former lead guitarist, knew at the age of 16 that he would one day become a famous musician. He once said, "If I'm not with you KISS would have become famous, then stop with someone else. I had the drive. I always went to the concerts of The Who and Led Zeppelin and Hendrix and there I always had this voice in my head that said, 'You can go up there and do that too.' [...] Everyone asked me if I was crazy. "
  • The hand on the cover of "(Music From) The Elder"is not the hand of Paul Stanley. It is the hand of a hand model, according to ex-manager Bill Aucoin.
  • As Gene Simmons Was 12 years old was his role model Jiminy cricket. He covered the song"When You Wish Upon A Stareven on his solo debut album.
  • Pantera-Gitarist Dimebag Darrell became at his own request in one KISS-Coffin buried. Gene Simmons gave one of his KISS-Coffin to Darrell's family as only a few models existed at the time.
  • Ace Frehley started wearing blue eyeshadow in the late 1970s because he was allergic to the silver make-up.
  • Ace Frehley Likes to sing while lying down. He says: “Every time I ever record a lead vocal, I've had to do it on my back. If I stand up and try to sing, I can't hit the notes sometimes. "
  • The sticking out tongue is Gene Simmons Trademark. This not only looks oversized, it is too. At 7 inches (17.78 cm), it is 2 inches (5.08 cm) longer than an average-sized tongue.
  • Paul Stanley was an artistically gifted child and attended the High School of Music & Art. Before joining KISS, he also studied art at Bronx Community College. You can see his paintings here.
    But Ace Frehley was also interested in graphic design and therefore designed this KISS logo - to this day it is one of the most famous logos in the music industry.
  • In the summer of 2017, a calf was born in Kerrville, Texas thatGene Simmons /The Demonlooked extremely similar. It was christened Genie in honor of the musician.

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