Kiss timeline

  • Ace Frehley joins Kiss

    In December 1972, the group added lead guitarist Ace Frehley (born as Paul Frehley on April 27, 1951 in the Bronx, New York City). According to the... Read more

  • Kiss (band) is formed

    Kiss (also typeset as KISS) is an American rock band formed in New York City in December 1972. Easily identified by its members' trademark face... Read more

  • First Kiss performance

    The first Kiss performance was on January 30, 1973, for an audience of three at the Popcorn Club (renamed Coventry shortly afterward) in Queens. In... Read more

  • Kiss begins recording first album

    The band entered Bell Sound Studios in New York City on October 10, 1973 to begin recording their first album. Read more

  • Kiss is signed to Buddah Records

    Former TV director Bill Aucoin, who had seen the group at a handful of showcase concerts in the summer of 1973, offered to become the band’s... Read more

  • Kiss starts first tour

    Kiss's first tour started on February 5, 1974 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Read more

  • Kiss releases self titled debut

    Kiss is the self-titled debut album from the American hard rock band Kiss. When it was released, on February 18, 1974, Kiss had been a band for... Read more

  • Kiss debuts on television

    On February 19, the band performed "Nothin' to Lose," "Firehouse," and "Black Diamond" for what would become their first national television... Read more

  • Kiss performs on The Mike Douglas Show

    On April 29, the band performed "Firehouse" on The Mike Douglas Show. This broadcast included Simmons' first televised interview, a conversation... Read more

  • Kiss releases Hotter Than Hell

    Hotter Than Hell is the second album from the rock group Kiss. It was certified Gold on June 23, 1977, having sold 500,000 copies. The album was... Read more

  • Kiss releases Dressed to Kill

    Dressed to Kill is a 1975 album from American hard rock group Kiss. It is the band's third studio album and is unique for having been produced by... Read more

  • Kiss releases Destroyer

    Destroyer is the fourth studio album and fifth album overall by hard rock band Kiss, released on March 15, 1976 in the United States. It was the... Read more

  • Kiss releases Rock and Roll Over

    Rock and Roll Over is an album by hard rock band Kiss. Rock and Roll Over was written by singer-songwriter Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons... Read more

  • Kiss releases Love Gun

    Love Gun is an album by the American hard rock band Kiss. It was certified Platinum on June 30, 1977 when it sold 1,000,000 copies. Love Gun was... Read more

  • Kiss releases Dynasty

    Dynasty is a studio album by the American hard rock band Kiss. The album, and its subsequent tour, were billed as the "Return of Kiss." The band as... Read more

  • Kiss releases Unmasked

    Unmasked is an album by the American band Kiss released in 1980. It is the group's 8th studio album. At the time it was the last studio album from... Read more

  • Kiss releases Music from "The Elder"

    Music from "The Elder" is a 1981 concept album released by the American hard rock band Kiss. It was an attempt on the part of the group to... Read more

  • Kiss releases Creatures of the Night

    Creatures of the Night is a 1982 album from U.S. hard rock/heavy metal band Kiss. It is the band's 10th studio album and the last for Casablanca... Read more

  • Kiss releases Lick It Up

    Lick It Up is an album by the U.S. hard rock/heavy metal band Kiss. On the day of the album's release, Kiss appeared on MTV without their trademark... Read more

  • Kiss releases Animalize

    Animalize is an album by the American hard rock/heavy metal band Kiss. In a continuation of the commercial resurgence begun with Lick It Up,... Read more

  • Kiss releases Asylum

    Asylum is an album by the American hard rock band Kiss. It features the debut of lead guitarist Bruce Kulick, who played with the band on their... Read more

  • Kiss releases Crazy Nights

    Crazy Nights is the 14th album by American hard rock band Kiss. It was the fourth Kiss album in a row to achieve platinum status. The album peaked... Read more

  • Monsters of Rock 1988

    1988 was the biggest ever Donington,107,000 turned up. Given dry conditions that would not have been a problem, however, the festival was marred by... Read more

  • Kiss releases Hot in the Shade

    Hot in the Shade is a Kiss album released in 1989. It was certified Gold on December 20, 1989 by the RIAA. It is the first Kiss studio album since... Read more

  • Kiss releases Revenge

    Revenge is a studio album by Kiss, released in 1992. It was the band's first album after the death of long-time drummer Eric Carr in November 1991.... Read more