Who formed the band?
A: Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons.
What is the group known for?
A: Its members' face paint and stage outfits.
Counting the 1978 solo
albums, Kiss has been awarded how
many gold albums to date?
A: 28, the most of any American rock band.
How many albums has the group sold in the U.S.?
A: More than 40 million.
The groups worldwide sales exceeds how many records?
A: 100 million.
What did the original 1973–80 lineup consisted of?
A: Paul Stanley (vocals and rhythm guitar), Gene Simmons (vocals and bass
guitar), Ace Frehley (lead guitar and vocals) and Peter Criss (drums and
Buoyed by a wave of Kiss nostalgia in the
1990s, the band
announced a reunion of the what?
A: Original lineup in 1996.
The resulting Kiss Alive/Worldwide/Reunion Tour was the
A: Top-grossing act of 1996 and 1997.
Criss and Frehley have since left Kiss again, but the band
continues with whom?
A: Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer.
Which two members have remained as the last two constant
A: Stanley and Simmons.
Kiss was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on
A: On April 10, 2014.
Kiss traces its roots to Wicked Lester, a rock and roll
band led by whom?
A: Co-founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.
They recorded one album, which was shelved by Epic Records,
and played a handful of what?
A: Live shows.
Simmons and Stanley, feeling that a new musical direction
was needed, did what?
A: Abandoned Wicked Lester in 1972 and began forming a new group.
In late 1972, Simmons and Stanley came across an ad in the
East Coast version of Rolling Stone placed by whom?
A: Peter Criss, a veteran drummer from the
New York City scene.
Criss auditioned for, and joined the what?
A: The new version of Wicked Lester.
In early January 1973, the group added what lead guitarist?
A: Ace Frehley.
Frehley showed up to his first audition wearing two
different sneakers, one red and one what?
After Frehley joined the group they changed their name to
Stanley came up with the name as he, Simmons, and Criss
were driving around where?
A: New York City.
The band's name has repeatedly been the subject of many
rumors pertaining to its what?
A: Alleged hidden meanings.
Where was the first Kiss performance, on January 30, 1973?
A: At the Popcorn Club (renamed Coventry shortly afterward) in Queens.
The groups iconic makeup designs associated with Kiss made
their debut during the March 9–10 shows where?
A: At The Daisy in Amityville, NY.
On March 13 of that year, the band recorded a what?
A: Five-song demo tape with producer Eddie Kramer.
On November 1, 1973, Kiss became the first act signed to
Neil Bogart's new label called what?
A: Casablanca Records.
Kiss' first tour started on what date?
A: February 5, 1974 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, at the Northern Alberta
The band’s self-titled debut album, Kiss, was released on
A: February 18, 1974.