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Happy 40th Anniversary to KISS!!!! (1/30/1973-1/30/2013)

While I know that I sometimes refer PiercingKen readers to the PiercingMetal Site and Blog depending upon the situation, this is the first time that I have done a related post of its own but this one is very special to me. Today is the 40th Anniversary of the band KISS. Well, technically the first time that they ever appeared live in public under this name so I guess when it all comes down to it this is the real anniversary of the band. They’re my favorite band of them all and I wanted to give them a little toast over on my side site as well.

vynl, kiss action figures

The photograph above comes from the restaurant Vynl in NYC who had the Todd McFarlane series of action figures on their wall and I felt that this was the perfect time to use the shot. You can read more about my thoughts about KISS related music and items over on PiercingMetal via THIS LINK. There is a lot of KISS stuff over there. Trust me. So anyway, even though the original lineup is no longer what KISS is composed of, I wish a hearty congratulations to Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss for a job well done and for inspiring many levels of creativity in millions of fans. Thanks a lot.

Official Website: http://www.kissonline.com

A Temporary KISS for the LES

A few weeks ago I lamented the loss of Nice Guy Eddie’s which was a favored space for a couple of beers and food when I was planning on hitting a show down in this part of the Lower East Side. They had a decent happy hour and were also known for this next visual which was emblazoned proudly on their side wall.

kiss mural, new york city murals

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