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Few bands short of the Beatles inspired more kids to play the guitar and drums than KISS. With their signature makeup, explosive stage show and anthems like “Rock And Roll All Nite” and “Detroit Rock City,” they are the very personification of rock stars. Original members Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons came together in New York in 1972. While their first two records did not generate many sales, they quickly gained a national following for their bombastic, pyro-filled stage show. Their 1975 live album Alive! captured that energy and reached Number Nine on the charts, quickly making them one of the most popular bands of the 1970s – scoring countless hit singles, sold-out tours and appearing everywhere from comic books to lunch boxes to their very own TV movie. In 1977, KISS received a People’s Choice Award for the song “Beth.” Ace Frehley and Peter Criss left the band in the early 1980s to pursue solo careers, while KISS regrouped with a different lineup of musicians. Another major change was the group’s decision to take off their makeup for 1983’s Lick It Up. They continued to be a popular live draw, but in 1996 ...
This summer, KISS will celebrate their 40th year in music with a tour that will take them across the United States and bring them to Blossom Music Center on August 26, 2014.
KISS will kick-off their tour alongside Def Leppard on June 23rd before concluding on August 31st in Woodlands, TX. Tickets for the Blossom Music Center concert will go on sale this Friday, March 21 at 10 a.m. to the General Public through the Live Nation mobile app and at www.livenation.com.
By special arrangement with KISS and Live Nation, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will host a special presale for the Blossom Music Center tour stop. The presale will begin on Thursday, March 20 at 10 a.m. EST and end at 10 p.m. the same day (see presale information below).
In Cleveland, a portion of the concert proceeds will benefit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s education initiatives. Beyond this, military charities will receive a portion of ticket sales with the money raised being split amongst all the non-profit organizations participating in the summer tour – including the USO, Hiring Our Heroes, Project Resiliency/The Raven Drum ...
The nominations for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum were announced today. The twelve nominees are: ABBA, Darlene Love, Donna Summer, Genesis, Jimmy Cliff, KISS, Laura Nyro, LL Cool J, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Chantels, The Hollies and The Stooges. Ballots will be sent to more than 500 voters, who will select artists to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 25th Annual Induction Ceremony on March 15, 2010 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
Five of the twelve nominees will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. To be eligible for nomination into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an act must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. This year’s nominees had to release their first single no later than 1984.
The inductees will be announced in January 2010, and all inductees are ultimately represented in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.