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KissThink back to the early '70s for a moment, shall we? If you turned on AM radio, took a gander at the charts, or looked at a local concert listing, such feel-good, easy-to-digest musical acts as John Denver, the Carpenters, and America were the popular flavors. And then... there was Kiss. Specializing in high-decibel rock anthems, pyro-heavy live shows and mega-merchandising, the band refused to display their naked mugs to the press, creating an air of mystery and rampant rumors - some of which were true.

Although the best known (and many feel definitive) Kiss line-up featured Paul "Starchild" Stanley, Ace "Spaceman" Frehley, Gene "Demon" Simmons, and Peter "Cat" Criss, the band has endured countless members coming and going over the years, and even - rather unwisely - unmasked and pursued more radio friendly sounds during the '80s. And since the band based their personas on fantasy, it's sometimes hard to separate fact from fiction...
~Greg Prato

Fact or Fiction: Classic Metal
Kiss Songfacts

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Cool quiz. The need to be in Rock and Roll HOF for all the bands they inflenced. They even took Rush on tour when they where new.
-Jenny Tailya from Toronto, Ontario

Didn't do so hot, but learned some new things about KISS so that was cool.
-Djdee from Indianapolis

nice quiz...some facts i didn't know
-dusty from originally - ohio

I misread the drummer question, missed the 'nearly' in there so I got that one wrong.
-Reyos from Windsor, ON

I got the solos question wrong too, which I'm fine with, knowing that it had NOTHING to do with KISS, it's not a Melvins quiz. Vixen, all females, also opened for KISS on the Hot in the Shade tour.
-Wes Stover from Huxley

I just listened to The interview between Gene Simmons and Terry Gross. She is trying to play the condescending intellectual and he is having none of it.
-Jim from North Billerica, MA

I got one wrong. The solo albums question. I thought the questions would be more difficult.
-Tony from Canada

Jarod is (near) right ... The MELVINS EP's are not solo albums or EP's ... as far as I do remember it well (I already sold the vinyls) it were just 3 MELVINS EP's (as a band) with KISS inspired "album covers" ...
-Jelle Jansen from Netherlands

Funny! But not so difficult ;)
-Popz from Italy

Italy Rock Nation!
-Pasqualino from Italy

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