Zesty Quiz: How Much of a KISS Fan Are You?

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Rock and Roll history would not be complete without mentioning KISS. The iconic band shaped the rock music industry like few others. KISS has fans aged 9 to 90 spanning 4 decades of incredible music. Are you a fan? How MUCH of a fan are you? Take our quiz to find out!

How many members, past and present, have played in KISS?

Over the years, 11 men have donned the makeup and hit the stage under the KISS banner.

Who is NOT 1 of the 4 original band members?

Tommy Thayer didn't play his first KISS show until 2002 at a private show in Jamaica.

What year did KISS begin?

KISS was formed in New York City in January of 1973.

Peter Criss sings this females name? (song title)

Beth by Kiss. This song dates back to a band called Chelsea, which future Kiss drummer Peter Criss was in with the guitarist Stan Penridge from 1970-1972. Criss and Penridge came up with a song called "Beck," which was about the wife of their guitarist Mike Brand, whose name was Becky.

What was the band's name before they were KISS?

Prior to being known as KISS, the band Wicked Lester formed in 1971 after a brief stint under the name Rainbow.

How did the band discover Peter Criss?

After the demise of his band Lips, Peter Criss placed an ad in the East Coast edition of Rolling Stone Magazine, which read: EXPD. ROCK & roll drummer looking for orig. grp. doing soft & hard music. Peter, Brooklyn.

 

Who came up with the name KISS?

Stanley came up with the name while he, Simmons and Criss were driving around New York City. Criss mentioned that he had been in a band called Lips, so Stanley said something to the effect of "What about Kiss?"

What TV cartoon father is obsessed with KISS?

Peter Griffin, the iconic Family Guy is a lover of all thing KISS.

Where did KISS first perform?

The first KISS performance was on January 30, 1973. They played for an audience of 3 at the Popcorn Club in Queens, NY.

What is NOT one of the stage personas of KISS

 

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