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Kiss: Destroyer (Casablanca)

Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, April 1976

WE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN that the total eccentricity of approach, the gross make-up and the blanket heavy metal music would have eventually ensured that Kiss ...

Kiss: Inside Kastle Kiss

Interview by Pete Makowski, Sounds, February 1982

"What Alice Cooper was to dead babies and corpses, Kiss became to fire breathing and sadomasochism. With Kabuki-whitened faces, they leap on stage puking blood, ...

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Various: New York New Wave

Report by Dave Marsh, Melody Maker, October 1973

GREAT WHITE ROCK has not often come from New York City and its surrounding boroughs, even though – or perhaps because the American music business ...

Kiss: Hotter Than Hell

Review by Alan Betrock, Phonograph Record, February 1975

OUT OF THE ASHES of the New York rock scene came Kiss. They have clearly been elevated (symbolically echoing the ascent their drummer makes during ...

Kiss: Kiss and Tell

Report and Interview by Harvey Kubernik, Melody Maker, February 1975

LOS ANGELES: "We sold out two houses in Detroit at 12,000 each and were the biggest thing to hit the city since the Beatles. People ...

Stanley Kissed Off At Cult

Report and Interview by Ron Ross, Circus, July 1975

THE FLAMING ROCK 'n' holocaust that Kiss brings to the stage has caused many intimidated headlining groups to ban the New York nitro-rockers from appearing ...

I Dreamed I Was Onstage With KISS In My Maidenform Bra

Report and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Creem, August 1975

WELL, NOT EXACTLY my idea of the perfect fantasy, but I was curious about life on the other side of the foot-lights. Armed with an ...

Kiss: Alive! (Casablanca)

Review by Jaan Uhelszki, Creem, December 1975

KISS IS THE musical answer to what to do after Mark Famer goes home to the farm to chase cows one last time, and Alice ...

Kiss: Destroyer

Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, April 1976

IF EVER A GROUP have made it huge in America by carefully manipulated saturation in terms of records, concerts and promotion then Kiss are that ...

Kiss: Kiss Of Life

Profile and Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, May 1976

"I DON'T feel I have to defend myself to you, and I won't take your criticism either. I'd take the criticism of a fan, though. ...

Kiss: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, May 1976

MAN, KISS HAD everything; every single effect in the book. They had a perfect lighting system; dry ice; smoke bombs; a fire-eater; a huge lighted ...

Kiss: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, May 1976

THE LADY on the door was most persuasive. "Would you take a Kiss mask? Please...go on have a couple, we're trying to get rid of ...

Kiss: Where No Band Has Tread Before

Profile by Michael Gross, Marvel Comics, 1977

THE BEST WAY to understand KISS is to look at the faces in the concert-going crowd, tens of thousands of faces attached to the fans ...

Kiss: Rock And Roll Over (Casablanca Import)

Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, January 1977

The Red Carpet, but no Heat Treatment ...

Pinocchio Reversed

Report and Interview by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, July 1977

From human beings to cardboard cut-outs. Kiss defy orthopaedic surgery... ...

Kiss: Love Gun

Review by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, July 1977

"Hey, Gene.""What, Peter?""What are we doing in one of Farren's record reviews?" ...

Kiss: Love Gun Is a Real Bazooka

Interview by Wesley Strick, Circus, August 1977

Behind the Scenes of the First Kiss Simulated Concept LP ...

Kiss Zaps Japan

Report and Interview by Michael Gross, Swank, September 1977

Why four American rockers are the hottest thing since the Enola Gay ...

Kiss: Los Angeles Forum, LA

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, September 1977

'LOS ANGELES Police Department reminds you the use of fire works is illegal,' warned the notice outside the Los Angeles Forum. With all the bravado ...

Bay City Rollers: It's A Game (Arista AL 7004); Kiss: Love Gun (Casablanca NBLP 7057)

Review by Toby Goldstein, Crawdaddy!, October 1977

KISSING OFF BAY CITY'S ROLES ...

Love Gun: Kiss, Love it or Leave it!

Review by Metal Mike Saunders, Creem, Fall 1977

REMEMBER THE old 'Grand Funk Understand' riff? Well, maybe so, and maybe not — it was a long time ago back in the year of ...

Kiss: Speak For Yourself, Gene

Interview by Kris DiLorenzo, Grooves, 1978

Grooves: So what kind of kid would you characterize yourself as? ...

Kiss: Is This Man A Prat?

Interview by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, August 1978

TWENTY-EIGHT year-old Gene Simmons of New York City, New York, is sitting in his hotel-room near Marble Arch. It's four o'clock on a humid Friday ...

Kiss: An Interview With Ace Frehley

Interview by Kris DiLorenzo, Grooves, October 1978

Grooves: As a kid, were you tough? Were you a street kid? Were you a quiet kid or...class clown or what? ...

Kiss

Interview by Dave Schulps, Trouser Press, December 1978

WINTER 1974: When I saw the cover of the first Kiss album, I laughed. I mean, here were these four geeks looking like rejects from ...

Kiss: The Timeless Quality Of Platform Boots

Interview by Geoff Barton, Sounds, February 1979

KISS' PAUL STANLEY, GEOFF BARTON AND 'PERHAPS THE GREATEST INTERVIEW OF ALL TIME' ...

Kiss: Bat Lizard Rocks The Boat

Interview by Susan Whitall, Creem, April 1979

There was an appointed place: a hotel room in the gleaming steel rod Henry the Deuce built on the Detroit River to atone for the ...

Kiss: Dynasty (Casablanca)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, October 1979

"We had some good times, but now they're gone. So long." -- Ace Frehley, 'Save Your Love' ...

Kiss: Empire Pool, Wembley

Live Review by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, September 1980

AWWWRIGHT LONDON!! ARE YA STARTING TO SWEAT?! ...

Kiss: Creature Feature

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, December 1982

BACK IN the days before Asteroids took over, Kiss was the pagan religion for America's pimpled adolescents. ...

Kiss: The Curse of the Sphinx

Report and Interview by Steve Mascord, Kerrang!, June 1990

In the inauspicious surroundings of small town America it sounds like a storm is brewing. It's the eve of the new KISS world tour and ...

Kiss: Who You Calling Gay?

Profile and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, June 1992

Shameless image-mongers? Absolutely. Cynical marketing merchants? Good point. Purveyors of welterweight pop metal? Fair comment. But gay? "You’ll meet enough women who’ll tell you we’re ...

Kiss: The Tongue Remains The Same

Interview by David Quantick, New Musical Express, June 1992

Wise up puckers! Are Neanderthal Moz-bashers KISS born-again rawk monsters or lip-smackin' duds? Ironic or moronic? Sexy or sexist? DAVID QUANTICK trades, ahem, licks with ...

Leer Of The White Worm: An Interview with Gene Simmons

Interview by Antonella Gambotto, Elle, 1995

LOVINGLY RETAINED in the bowels of all newspaper libraries and, I imagine, in thousands of crammed scrapbooks throughout the world, is a certain photograph of ...

KISS — the Tribute Album

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Kerrang!, 1996

KISS MY ASS, they're thinking of calling the KISS tribute album . "If people think I'm smug about any of this stuff", says Gene Simmons, ...

Kiss: Palace Of Auburn Hills, Detroit

Live Review by Ben Edmonds, MOJO, January 1997

CAN NOTHING stop these brutes? ...

KISS: Back catalogue reissues

Review by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, January 1998

Kiss/ Hotter Than Hell// Dressed To Kill/ Alive!/ Destroyer/ Rock And Roll Over/ Love Gun/ Alive II/ Double Platinum/ Dynasty/ Unmasked/ Music From The Elder/ ...

Gene Simmons: Kiss and Make-up - The Autobiography of Gene Simmons (Century)

Review by Tim Clifford, Rock's Backpages, March 2002

THEY WANTED to dress like comic-book superheroes and write football-terrace anthems like Slade. Out of such dumb genius, vast fortunes are made. Kiss were also ...

Kiss And Make-Up: Gene Simmons

Interview by Joel McIver, Bass Guitar, August 2003

Joel McIver asks entrepreneur, record company head, insatiable groupie-pleasurer and – oh yes – unfeasibly long-tongued Kiss bassist Gene Simmons about his four-string habits, and ...

Gene Simmons: Into The Belly Of The Beast

Interview by Elmo Keep, www.fasterlouder.com.au, February 2008

"This is Gene Simmons," says the voice on the phone. There I was, sitting – more correctly, innocently lounging – in the meeting room of ...

Kiss: Overblown, Overpaid And Over Here

Interview by Caroline Sullivan, Guardian, The, May 2008

For the headliners of Download heavy metal festival, there are millions to be made, fans to ogle (and sometimes sleep with), and platform boots to ...

see also Frehley's Comet

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