|I'm no six-foot, hot-look, all-American man|
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Kiss' classic lineup, left to right:
Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmions, Paul Stanely
|Origin||New York City, NY|
|Years active||1973 – present|
|Genre(s)||Heavy metal, Glam metal|
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."