The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum


Induction category: Performer


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 ...

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Kiss Highlights

"I'm honored to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame knowing we've remained true to ourselves and our fans."

- Paul Stanley

Rock Hall's Essential Songs

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