Kiss
Kiss
Band Name: Kiss
Also known as: Kiss
Founded Year: 1973
Origin: New York, New York, United States
Members: 4
Members Name: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer, Tommy Thayer
Years Active: 1973–present
Genres: Rock
Net Worth in 2021: $350 Million
Last Updated: September 2021

Nothing seems more stressing and challenging than developing a career from scratch and being able to maintain it for years. This becomes even worse if you have no one to hold your hand and help you go up the ladder of success, the possibility of giving up even before you have realized your dreams. The beginning might be bearable but as time goes by, it might feel so difficult, and you might be overwhelmed and be pushed to a corner with no one to rescue you.

This is the reason why some entrepreneurs opt to build a partnership with a relative, friend or other entrepreneurs so that they can however someone to share loss with in case of any. At the some singers decide to join band to develop their music skills before they depart and stand on their own. It is the same concept that was used in the creation of Kiss.

For those who have no idea what Kiss is, it is an American rock band that was formed in January 1973, in New York City. The band is often stylized as KIZZ, and it was formed by Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Peter Criss. The band became very famous because the members wore special outfits and always have painted faces.

The group became famous in the later 1970s after holding several shocking live performances which featured blood-spitting, shooting rockets, fire breathing, shooting rockets, smoking guitars pyrotechnics and levitating drum kits. For the last several years, they have gone through several lineup changes but Stanley and Simmons have been featured in every lineup.

Well, how well do you know about Kiss? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Kiss’s net worth in 2021, wiki and complete details. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Kiss to date.

Inception

Kiss was initially known as Wicked Lester which was a rock band based in New York City. After some time, the group regrouped and decided to form the Kiss rock band in 1972. Stanley and Simmons came across an ad that was placed in Rolling Stone which was an East Coast version. The add was placed by Peter Criss who was a drummer who was a New York City scene drummer who previously played in Chelsea and Lips band.

Stanley and Simmons went to the nightclub where Criss used to play drums and after hearing Criss sing, they both agreed that Criss should be part of the new band they were working on. Criss was interested and excited with the offer and he agreed to audition for the band and he passed the audition.

The focus of the three young men was on much harder style of rock than what Wicked Lester played. In early January 1973, Ace Frehley joined the group and became the lead guitarist. Frehley appeared in the auditions wearing sneakers with two different colors, one was red and the other was orange. However, he was able to win the hearts of the group.

A few weeks after Ace became part of the band, they solidified the classic lineup and they agreed to name the band Kiss. They also came up with their image and experimented by wearing various outfits and makeup. Don Ellis who is the director of Epic Records A&R allowed the band to play a showcase for him. Their main aim was to secure a record deal with them.

Evolution

The name Kiss was derived from a conversation Criss and Simmons had when they enjoying a drive around New York City. Criss told Simmons that he was formerly a member of a band that was known as Lips and immediately Stanley asked “What about Kiss” or something with that effect? Then Ace came up with the “SS” logo which has now become their iconic logo and looks like lightning bolts.

This logo came up when Frehley was trying to write the name of the new band over a “Wicked Lester” poster outside the club where the band was going to perform. He later designed the logo with a ruler and a sharpie but unfortunately the two S’s appeared nonparallel since he had done it “by eye”.

When asked whether they would have the SS redrafted, they said it has gotten them that far and there was no reason of trying to change it. According to Ace, their number one rule is to live with no rules and it had to start with the logo. The band was ready to go and they started recording their own albums.

Their first performance was in January 30th 1973 and although their audience was made of less than 10 people in what was initially known as Popcorn Club but it is currently known as Coventry and it was renamed shortly after and it is located in Queens. Their earnings for two sets that night was $50.

Awards

The band is not only known for its success but they have also earned great awards and nominations. Some of these include; 2 Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards, 16 Metal Edge Readers’ Choice Awards, one MTV Video Music Awards nomination and 1 People’s Choice Awards among many others.

Net Worth & Earnings of Kiss in 2021

Kiss Net Worth
Kiss Net Worth

As of 2021, Kiss as a group has earned great wealth over the years as at now, they have an estimated net worth of $350 million. They have earned the money through the sale of over 100 million records worldwide and over 40 million in the United States. As well as through other means including the tours and live performances.

There has been a lot of controversies rising from their different logo used on the album covers sent to German, Hungary, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, Lithuania and Israel which looks like letter “ZZ” backwards. Many have even said it has hidden meaning saying it means “Kids in Satan’s Service” or “Knights in Satan’s Service” but they have denied it.

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