Kiss is a popular rock band from the United States which was created in 1973. The current members of the band are Eric Singer, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, and Tommy Thayer. The band has received several awards and has released a total of 20 studio albums. Some of their popular singles are “Shout It Out Loud”, “Christine Sixteen”, “I Was Made For Lovin’ You”, “God Gave Rock ‘N’ Roll to You II”. Here is a quick summary of net worth of Kiss in 2018, career and earnings.
Kiss Early Life
Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons recorded an album and decided to form a group in 1972. That same year, they met drummer, Peter Criss. In 1973, Ace Frehley joined the group as lead guitarist. Following that, the four of them decided to name the group as ‘Kiss’.
In 1974, Kiss released its eponymous debut album on Casablanca Records. That same year, they released ‘Hotter Than Hell’. In 1975, they came up with the album ‘Dressed to Kill’. The band released two commercially successful albums in 1976, ‘Destroyer’ and ‘Rock and Roll Over’.
The next year, Kiss released ‘Love Gun’. ‘Dynasty’ became available from May 1979. The following year, ‘Unmasked’ got released. In that same year, Peter Criss left the band and was joined by Eric Carr. He remained in the group until his death in 1991.
In the ‘80s, Kiss released the albums ‘Music from “ The Elder”’, ‘Creatures of the Night’, ‘Lick It Up’, ‘Animalize’, ‘Asylum’, ‘Crazy Nights’, and ‘Hot in the Shade’. Ace Frehley left the group in 1982 but rejoined it from 1996 to 2002.
The group’s current lineup are Stanley, Simmons, Thayer, and Singer. Their albums from the ‘90s are ‘Revenge’, ‘Carnival of Souls’, and ‘Psycho Circus’. In 2009, the band came up with the album ‘Sonic Room’. Kiss’s most recent studio album is ‘Monster’ which got released in 2012.
Kiss band has also released many live albums like ‘Alive!’, ‘Kiss Unplugged’, and ‘Kiss Rocks Vegas’. Their instant live albums are ‘Instant Live’, ‘Alive 35’, and ‘Sonic Boom Over Europe’.
In 1978, all four members of the band released their solo albums which were all commercially successful. They have also released may compilation albums including ‘Kiss 40’, ‘Jigoku – Retsuden’, ‘Gold’, ‘The Very Best of Kiss’, Chikara’, and ‘Smashes, Thrashes & Hits’.
The band has released many hit singles. Some of these include “Rock and Roll All Nite”, “Detroit Rock City”, “Calling Dr. Love”, “Rocket Ride”, “I Was Made for Lovin’ You”, “A World Without Heroes”, “Thrills in the Night”, and “Tears Are Falling”.
Awards & Achievements
The band Kiss has received two Awards from the Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards. They were nominated for the 1999 Grammy Awards for ‘Best Hard Rock Performance’. They have won 16 Metal Edge Reader’s Choice Awards. In 2014, the band got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are the winner of the 1977 People’s Choice Awards and got a nomination from the MTV Video Music Awards in 1984.
Net Worth of Kiss
The estimated net worth of Kiss is more than $350 million. This is combined net worth of Tom Thayer, Eric Singer, Paul Stanley, and Gene Simmons. Thanks to their career as a successful musician that they were able to make this money. Apart from releasing albums, Kiss has also contributed in soundtracks of several movies like ‘Speed’, ‘Lucky Numbers’, ‘Endless Love’, ‘The Dilemma, and ‘I Love You, Beth Cooper’.
Kiss is one of the most popular rock bands in the world. The band comprised of many other members, which are no longer in the group. They have released a number of albums right from the early 1970s. Kiss has also performed for films and television shows and has released total 8 box sets.