KISS is Still Alive After Four Decades of Rock and Roll

KISS became a household name throughout the decade of the seventies. Rock music could never be the same. When the new fab four emerged onto the music scene, they made and unforgettable impression. Four men from New York dressed in leather outfits, high heeled boots, and identity concealing makeup would captivate the world and change the entertainment industry forever. Whether you love them or hate them, everybody knows KISS. The outfits, the makeup, and overall appearance of the band has made them one of the most recognizable bands in the world. Back in the early 1970’s, their stage theatrics amazed and confused (in some cases) concert-goers around the world. With roots in New York City, and all four members residing in the vicinity, they put together a local following initially, and after a few years of album releases and constant touring, proceeded to go national and by the mid seventies eventually rise to international recognition. During the 1970’s, KISS would tour endlessly, appear on TV shows, and promote their new sound and look any way they could. That’s where things got interesting. KISS merchandise began to appear not only at the rock concerts, but at your local toy store, record store, gift shop, etc. KISS, with the help of Aucoin management, began producing and promoting everything KISS. There were dolls, notebooks, posters, keychains, transistor radios, board games, and much more. Although KISS wasn’t the first band to produce themed merchandise, they were the first to do it successfully and at a level never seen before. Many of these products would eventually be re-classified as KISS collectibles a few decades later. These KISS products would eventually help them to earn the “hottest band in the world” badge. Their arsenal of albums, eyecatching appearance, KISS themed merchandise, and fiery stageshow would put this band in a class all by itself. This level of fame unfortunately caused turmoil among band members, substance abuse entered the picture as well, and the band began to self destruct. Peter Criss, the band’s drummer was the first to part ways with the group. He was immediately replaced and the band played on.

As the 1980’s arrived, many changes were taking place within the band including the departure of Ace Frehley the spaceman, a fan favorite and original guitarist. His replacement lasted just a few years and then was replaced as well. Overall KISS had a total of four lead guitar players during the 1980’s. The biggest change however was the removal of the makeup and the beginning of a new era for KISS with a toned-down stage show and performances in street clothes (more or less). The band would release a total of ten albums throughout the decade and would sell more concert tickets than even they expected. The band’s new appearance and evolving rock sound kept fans coming back for more.

The 1990’s were eventful in terms of KISS. Their drummer, Eric Carr passed away from cancer in 1991. Eric became a fan favorite performing with KISS longer than their original drummer Peter Criss. KISS eventually moved forward with a new drummer and a new album, but there was more to come in the 90’s and it came in the form of something totally unexpected… the KISS convention. Fans around the world were beginning to gather to commemorate KISS in their makeup days. Tribute bands, KISS memorabilia and collectibles, as well as plenty of die hard fans would pack various venues to celebrate the KISS they remember from the 1970’s. These KISS conventions were never sanctioned by KISS but were truly a sight to see. Were the original band members watching? We’ll never know but we can imagine they were. The next event worth mentioning took place in 1995 when all four original members took the stage for an unplugged show, an MTV production. An idea that some fans rumored was brought on by the successful conventions and the growing number of KISS collectibles. This show would eventually trigger a reunion tour complete with makeup and stageshow as only KISS could do it. The fans went wild for KISS. They sold out shows around the globe and made guest appearances anywhere they could. The kings of promotion were back in the limelight just like days of old. The merchandising reincarnated into something fans had never seen before. Dolls and keychains gave way to lava lamps, bottled wine, video games, and even a KISS casket. KISS was big business again and with the fame and fortune came the same old problems again.

By 2000 it appeared Peter Criss and Ace Frehley were both beginning to tire of the KISS experience both with rumored problems. Original members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley showed no sign of slowing down. Touring continued and the band eventually settled down with drummer Eric Singer, who had already been performing with the band after replacing Eric Carr, and guitar tech Tommy Thayer. Although the touring has not been nearly as intense in recent years, as of 2009 the band is still performing, still wearing makeup, and still selling concert tickets and of course, KISS collectibles.

Kiss a Girl Tips You Should Try – The Kind of Kisses She Craves!

Whoever said that a kiss is just a kiss was simply misguided — a kiss should definitely be something special. Girls, for one thing, view a kiss as something intimate and sacred and should be shared with someone they totally like. Of course, there are some more liberated girls who kiss and tell but one thing’s for sure — the swoon over guys who kiss like a pro. You wouldn’t actually have to sign up for actual classes (although that sounds pretty tempting) — below are a few kiss a girl tips you’d be crazy not to try — find out the kisses that she craves best now!

  • The playful kiss. Teasing her before the actual kiss (Read: French kissing) is a must if you want your girl to get all excited and thrilled for your next kisses. It pays to be a guy who’s full of surprises. Don’t just get stuck on tongue kissing alone — explore her lips while making her moan and get her anticipating for more of your tricks later on — she’ll be all over you all night long.
  • The passionate kiss. Start slow and easy and then intensify it until it explodes into a mind-blowing passionate kiss — you get the picture. It’s like the kiss made in romantic novels and films — everything is just pure passion and love. Girls love this one and they definitely want you to get all intense and a little rough too.
  • The adventurous kiss. This ones a bit unconventional and sure is fiery — the adventurous kiss does not involve the mouth and the tongue alone — it involves necking, petting and caressing all throughout. Keep your hands busy during the kiss — caress her back, cup her face — anything. Just make her feel you’re praising her body and making her feel beautiful and desired.
  • The sexy kiss. The sexy kiss is a bit of a teaser as well — it’s kissing and dirty talking at the same time. You punctuate each word with a kiss and tell her your plans and fantasies inside your head — she’s totally turned on. It’s also one way to get her in the mood if you want to take things further.

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What Animals Reveal About Why We Kiss

Kisses are nearly universal, whether given as a greeting, a sign of affection, or a tentative indicator of the first stirrings of attraction.

In many cultures, a kiss on the cheek is a common way of saying hello or goodbye. Despite my European upbringing, I have always been a little wary of kissing strangers, even if it’s just a light peck-there is that uncomfortable moment when you may not be so keen to engage in the ritual but risk offending a new acquaintance.

Maybe for me, kissing, in whatever form, is more personal and intimate-a gesture reserved for “special” occasions. At the same time, one can think of many more unpleasant ways to say hello-for a cat or a dog, a sniff of the bum or a whiff of each other’s breath may be the preferred way to go. I suppose, then, that an air kiss to each cheek (the face, not the butt) isn’t so bad after all.

It’s all about perspective.

Why do so many animals kiss? For the many species who greet one another with a kiss or a sniff, it’s about exchanging a wealth of information-who they are, how healthy they are, what their hormone levels are, where they have been, and what they have eaten. Such can be the power of even the simplest kisses. Take prairie dogs (link is external). They are known for their “greet-kiss,” which goes a little like this: Two prairie dogs approach, they lock teeth, swap some saliva, and then, inevitably, one of two things happens-they fight or they go about their business. Do they fight because one is a poor kisser? More likely, it’s because they don’t belong to the same social group.

Among we humans, nothing is as momentous as that first kiss (link is external) when it comes to arousal, romance, and love. It usually does not lead to a fight, but it can rock your world or shatter your dreams. And, oh, how nerve-racking it can be.

What’s so important about the first kiss? There is evidence to suggest that, via touch, taste, and smell, it aids us in assessing the long-term potential of a mate. Through the saliva, scientists speculate, kisses help us acquire a range of information about a potential mate, including hormone levels, health, and genetic compatibility (We’re more like prairie dogs than you thought.) We also learn about basic compatibility based on how well we kiss together. And once you kiss, a suite of chemical reactions in the brain and body are activated. Sparks really can fly.

We aren’t the only species to kiss for “love,” but others have developed different approaches. Cardiocondyla elegans (link is external), a species of ant, has a decidedly special kiss. Unlike humans and bonobos (link is external), which share our passion for tongue kissing, C. elegans plays antennae hockey to get in the mood. We don’t have antennae, of course, but not all human cultures, past or present, embrace mouth-to-mouth contact as a sign of affection. In ancient Egyptian and several cultures still vibrant today today, such as some Inuit societies, sniffing each other’s breath, licking around the face, or simply rubbing faces is still the way to go.

Regardless of what form your kiss takes, it’s thought that once a partner has been selected and you are in a relationship, kissing serves to maintain and strengthen the bond between you. So go ahead-kiss fervently with your mouth, sniff each other intensely, or rub noses with abandon. However you go about it, not only will you learn a lot about a mate, it will be sure to get your motor revving.