KISS is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973. The band is renowned for its extravagant stage performances, face paint, and elaborate costumes. The original lineup consisted of Paul Stanley (vocals and rhythm guitar), Gene Simmons (vocals and bass guitar), Ace Frehley (lead guitar), and Peter Criss (drums).
KISS achieved massive commercial success and rose to fame in the mid-1970s with their energetic and theatrical live shows. They are often referred to as "The Hottest Band in the World" due to their charismatic stage presence and their flamboyant personas. Some of their most popular songs include "Rock and Roll All Nite," "Detroit Rock City," "Beth," and "I Was Made for Lovin' You."
Over the years, KISS has gone through various lineup changes, but Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons have remained the band's constant members. They have released numerous albums and continue to tour and perform for their dedicated fanbase, known as the "KISS Army." The band's impact on rock music and pop culture has been substantial, and they are regarded as one of the greatest and most influential rock bands in history.