Halloween Week: Saturday – KISS!

Saturday brings us Halloween and memorable kisses… strange pairing. No wait, memorable KISSage.

Yes, we have another bit of “Thirteen Years Later” homage as Joselyn has done this wonderful little video to KISS, one of the iconic elements of “Thirteen Years Later.”

KISS – Biography

Regarded as one of the most influential rock-and-roll bands of all time, KISS was assembled in 1973 in the city of New York by co-founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, soon joined by Peter Criss and Ace Frehley.

Stanley came up with the name while Frehley is credited with the KISS logo design. This extremely famous and acclaimed band has produced 37 albums across 36 years of music, with over 100 million albums sold worldwide. During this period, the original members separated: Criss left in 1979 and Frehley left in 1982. Nevertheless, in 1995 the band reunited to perform in a special MTV Unplugged concert, inviting Criss and Frehley to participate.

Keeping with this sense of nostalgia, in 1997 the original KISS members appeared at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards for the first time after 17 years of separation. In the following year, the album Psycho Circus was released on September 22nd, 1998. Between the release of the album and the kickoff of the KISS Psycho Circus tour in 3D, the band was invited to participate in cameo roles for the fifth episode from season three of Millennium, “Thirteen Years Later,” alongside cast members Lance Henriksen, Klea Scott, and special guest Jeff Yagher. The episode aired on October 30th while the tour started on Halloween itself, October 31st, 1998.

In 2008, the band decided to record another studio album, which was released in 2009 under the name Sonic Boom, and another studio album will be released mid-2011. As of July 2010 Kiss continues with their new tour, The Hottest Show on Earth, within the United States.


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