The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum


Induction category: Performer


Four musicians with painted faces and platform shoes rose from the streets of New York to create one of rock & roll's biggest bands - and brands. At the dawn of the 70s, when both the Nike swoosh and Apple insignia were still on the drawing board, four determind young men – guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley, vocalist/bassist Gene Simmons, guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer/vocalist Peter Criss – were buissy designing a monolithic logo of their own. Consisting of four strong capital letters colored in shades of metallic silver or combustible orange, the powerful, instantly recognizable KISS emblem would eventually become ubiquitous ...

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Kiss Highlights

"We're finally in. I'm thrilled. To be in the company of all these other celebrities and great musicians, it just feels amazing."

- Ace Frehley

"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

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