Kiss : Hotter Than Hell
by : Paul Elliott
Fuelled by an explosive mix of make-up, costumes, and attitude, Kiss burst on the music scene over thirty years ago and has become a rock institution. The band has sold more than eighty million records, has broken every concert attendance record set by Elvis Presley and the Beatles, and stands behind the Beatles alone in number of gold records in history. Kiss: Pledge Allegiance to the State of Rock and Roll features an in-depth interview with founding members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, and also focuses on the special relationship the band enjoys with its audience. (Kiss fans offer their own anecdotes. ) Paul Elliot traces the origins of the band's music through the 1970s, when they were the biggest band in the world, the 1980s when they took off their world-famous war paint, and into the 1990s, when they came back bigger and badder to become the world's number one touring band.