Kiss

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Kiss
Kiss.jpg
Kiss' classic lineup, left to right:
Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmions, Paul Stanely
Background information
Origin New York City, NY
Years active 1973 – present
Genre(s) Heavy metal, Glam metal
Label(s) Casablanca (1973-1983)
Mercury (1985-1988)
Kiss (1989-2009)
UMe (2009-Present)
Website www.kissonline.com
Current Members
Paul Stanley
Gene Simmons
Eric Singer
Tommy Thayer
Former Members
Ace Frehley
Peter Criss
Eric Carr
Vinnie Vincent
Mark St. John
Bruce Kulick

Kiss (also typeset as KISS) is a rock band formed in the early 1970s. The band's stock in trade is a minimalist riff-based heavy rock with rock/party-themed lyrics and anthemic choruses. But they are perhaps best known for the iconic make-up worn during the more commercially successful years of their activity.

Influence on Weezer

Rivers Cuomo was a big fan of Kiss growing up, and their music is at least partially responsible for his early interest in becoming a musician himself. In fact, some may argue that had it not been for Kiss, there would never have been a Weezer.

Rivers mentions the band, as well as members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, in the song "In the Garage," and quotes Kiss lyrics in the song "Devotion."