KISS400 KISS, now celebrating its 40th anniversary, has earned more gold album record awards than any American band in the history of the Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) gold and platinum awards certifications.

In the last 41 years, KISS has earned 30 gold albums (26 KISS albums and four solo albums that were all released simultaneously — a feat never before achieved by any band). KISS has 14 platinum albums, with three albums being multi-platinum.

“Congratulations to KISS — the new gold standard for albums by American bands,” said Cary Sherman, Chairman and CEO, RIAA. “What an extraordinary achievement for an enduring band. Forty years later and the band is still rocking. Congratulations to KISS on their gold album milestone and continued success.”

KISS remains one of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll. Decades of record-breaking tours around the globe have included high-profile appearances at Super Bowl XXXIII, the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the Rockin’ The Corps concert dedicated to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, special guest appearance on the 2009 “American Idol” finale that boasted 30 million viewers and a 2010 Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial and advertising campaign in support of their Hottest Show On Earth tour.

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, with longtime members, guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer, are stronger than ever with a legacy that continues to grow, generation after generation. Their last album, Monster, proved that they are still at the top of their game with impressive sales and topping the charts worldwide debuting at number three in the U.S. on The Billboard 200 album chart and Top 10 in twenty other countries. The unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the “Hottest Band in the World” is a striking testament to the band’s unbreakable bond with its fans.

KISS is currently celebrating two other major milestones, their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in April of 2014, as well as the band’s 40th anniversary.KISS 40“, an album celebrating 40 years of rock and roll is available now.


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  • Waverider on

    Congratulations Paul and Gene on staying in the game for over four decades, through thick and thin. A clown like Dee Snider, in about the same length of time (within five years) can’t hold a candle to those achievements.

  • Rattlehead on

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Paul and Gene are behind this press release. Anything to try to stay relevant for a band that should have called it quits by now, in my opinion.

  • Medved on

    And here comes the sh!t storm from the haters.

  • RTunes68 on

    Only twenty nine more gold albums and Dee Snyder will be as successful as Paul and Gene….

  • Doug R. on

    Even though for me, Kiss ended in 2000, congratulations Kiss!
    Still baffles me to this day that the best song from Psycho Circus “It’s My Life” never made it onto the album. Oh well, at least it made it onto the 2001 box set! 😉

    • Doug R. on

      Happy Birthday ASYLUM! Yep, I’m losing it! Wow, damn, 30 years already since that album came out, just seems like yesterday. Oh no, “Tears Are Falling!” 😉 LOL!

    • bryan kaempf on

      Like asylum Doug,who wants to be lonely kick’s ass,I think its eddies favorite tune also,gave my asylum record to a hot chick.oh well.have it on cd now.

    • Doug R. on

      I LOVE “Who Wants To Be Lonely,” great song! Good call Bryan.

    • DR Is Live on

      Asylum was so criminally underrated, its a crime (thus being criminally underrated). Everyone remembers it for Tears are Falling or Uh All Night. The beginning of King of the Mountain sets it off. Some of Gene’s best vocal work ever was on Asylum. Bruce was simply on fire during that recording. Far better than Animalize.

    • Doug R. on

      Absolutely agree DR, and “Any Way You Slice It,” IMO, one of, if not Gene’s best work!

    • elliot goldberg on

      I hopped on the kiss train in the late 80’s/early 90’s. never saw them till ’92 at the ritz (club tour). eventually got all the albums on cd, but was first “exposed” to who wants to be lonely and uh all night on kiss exposed video. good album with some good gene songs. asylum showed kiss could throw down with what was popular at that time.

    • Brian Mann on

      It’s My Life is an old song from the Creatures era I believe. I think the song you hear on the box set is from the early 90’s. Wendy O Williams, King Kobra, and Black ‘N Blue all covered the song back in the 80’s.

    • Doug R. on

      Right Brian, it goes all the back to THE ELDER. Paul had the original idea, and Gene liked it so much he kept adding to it. Wasn’t until the recording of PSYCHO CIRCUS that they finally got around to recording it with Ace & Peter. And like I said before, it should have been on PSYCHO CIRCUS, would’ve only made that album so much better!

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