Contrary to fake news, KISS does not stand for “Knights in Satan’s Service” or anything else heinous. KISS just means pucker up and smack. This band goes back to 1973, when the alchemy of founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley combined with guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss for an audience of three at the Popcorn Club in Queens. It picked up from there, as KISS evolved their stage makeup and costumes and a deal with Casablanca Records. And then...everything: Two dozen studio albums, millions of albums sold, nearly blinding themselves with bad makeup, mega-concerts, dying drummers, selling branded KISS goods, movies, tribute albums, tours, reality TV an unmasked version of KISS from 1983 - 1996 and a reunion tour from 1996 - 2001. KISS were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. The current KISS has Simmons and Stanley fronting, backed by Eric Singer on drums and Tommy Thayer on guitar.