02/15/2024

THIS DAY IN KISSTORY 2020

On this day in KISSTORY - February 15, 2020 - KISS' End Of The Road Tour rocked the Sold-out Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Illinois. The show was the highest grossing concert in the venue's 38-year history.
02/14/2024

COMING UP: Paul Stanley Florida Art Shows

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

SEMINOLE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO

THE SHOPPES AT THE GUITAR HOTEL
5711 SEMINOLE WAY SUITE 103
HOLLYWOOD, FL 33314

Phone - 954.314.7210


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

TOWN CENTER MALL
6000 GLADES ROAD
BOCA RATON, FL 33431

Phone - 561.338.0804

02/13/2024

THIS DAY IN KISSTORY 1977

On this day in KISSTORY - February 13, 1977 - We released "Calling Dr. Love" as the 2nd single off the Rock and Roll Over album. The 7" was backed with "Take Me."
02/11/2024

THIS DAY IN KISSTORY 2020

On this day in KISSTORY - February 11. 2020 - Governor Henry McMaster officially declared February 11, 2020 as KISS Day in South Carolina. The Governor presented the proclamation to the band backstage at Colonial Life Arena before the show.

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02/10/2024

THIS DAY IN KISSTORY 1977

On this day in KISStory - February 10, 1977 - "Beth" won the People's Choice Award for Favorite New Song.

 

02/09/2024

50 Years Ago: KISS Tries the Back Door With Debut Single

By Matthew Wilkening / Photo: Tom Hill, Getty Images - https://ultimateclassicrock.com

It took years for "Nothin' to Lose" to make the journey from a demo tape to the A-side of Kiss' first single, and all that work was just one small step on the band's long road to success.

Released in February 1974 as the lead single from the band's self-titled debut album, the Gene Simmons-penned song deals with persistence of a different kind. "Lyrically, 'Nothin' to Lose' is about anal sex," he explains in 2003's Kiss: Behind the Mask, before helpfully reciting the song's lyrics: "I thought about the back door / I didn't know what to say / But once I had a baby / I tried every way / She didn't want to do it / But she did anyway."

The "Nothin' to Lose" story began in late 1971, as Simmons and keyboardist Brooke Ostrander recorded an early version of the track for a demo tape. When a label promised them a record deal if they could put a band together, the duo recruited Paul Stanley and two other musicians to form a group, which eventually took the name Wicked Lester.

The "Nothin' to Lose" story began in late 1971, as Simmons and keyboardist Brooke Ostrander recorded an early version of the track for a demo tape. When a label promised them a record deal if they could put a band together, the duo recruited Paul Stanley and two other musicians to form a group, which eventually took the name Wicked Lester.

Stanley and Simmons had briefly met once before, but in Behind the Mask, Simmons admits, "I must have come off very pompous and self-righteous." Stanley doesn't dispute that account: "I hated him." But the two quickly realized they had similar tastes and determination.

Read the rest of the stroy: 50 Years Ago: Kiss Tries the Back Door With Debut Single | https://ultimateclassicrock.com/kiss

02/09/2024

THIS DAY IN KISSTORY 1999

On this day in KISSTORY - February 9, 1999 - the Playboy issue featuring the 'Girls of KISS' hit newstands everywhere. Gene Simmons graces the cover of the magazine & the entire band appears in the photos with the 'Girls of KISS,' who are all wearing KISS Makeup...and not much else.
 

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