Video: Kiss wake America
Kiss appeared on Good Morning America to wake the nation with a rendition of lead track Hell Or Hallelujah from their 20th studio album, Monster. View the video below.
Yesterday (October 14) marks the 35th anniversary of their acclaimed Alive II album, which marked the highest point of the band’s first era, ahead of the departure of Peter Criss and Ace Frehley, then their unmasked years.
Meanwhile, frontman Paul Stanley has discussed their controversial 1979 TV appearance, also below, in which he and co-mainman Gene Simmons were seen to be furious at guitarist Frehley’s drunken antics.
Stanley tells LA Weekly: “It’s a fun time. You have to respect your position. You have to respect your job.
“The root of it was, I believe, a contempt and lack of respect for the audience and fans. Can you look at it and chuckle? Yeah, I can, but I see deeper. What a shame to take this lofty position that somebody gave us and spit on it.
“It may be funny on the surface, but what’s below is a lack of appreciation for a gift you’ve been given.”