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Friday, March 4, 2011

Things You Should Know About KISS

11. Mr. Frehley's Wild Ride

Sometimes things sneak up on you. Like when you're accidentally going in excess of 100 miles per hour...on the Bronx River Express-way...against traffic. This all happened to KISS's lead guitarist (and greatest man alive) Ace Frehley in 1983. Believe it or not, he did this all while driving a Delorean, which inspires us to ask if he was trying to go back in time or not (If so, his attempts predate those of Emmett Brown by two years).

10. They're Trying To Take Over Our World

When you hear KISS, you probably think about a band, right? Well, almost from their inception, KISS has never stuck to just music. Put aside their stage theatrics (arguably the greatest in the world), and you would still find countless examples of their non-rhythmic endeavors. In 1977 KISS teamed up with Marvel to put out a KISS comic book. One year later, they starred in the cult favorite KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park. While you've probably heard of Gene Simmons Family Jewels, did you know that the bassist actually started in Wanted: Dead or Alive as the main villain of the film? They':ve even released a video game based off their Psycho Circus album. I, for one, welcome our new face-painted overlords.

9. There Was A Black Member Of KISS

Okay, this one is a bit of a stretch, but during the filming of KISS Meets The Phantom of the Park, Ace Frehley stormed off of the set (probably to go save the world or something), and parts of the movie had to be filmed with his stunt-double standing in for him, who just happened to be African-American. So, in a way, there has been a black member of KISS.

Read the reset of the list on KISS Asylum.

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