50 years ago today KISS is formed

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On January 3,, 1973, ACE FREHLEY answered a newspaper ad and winds up auditioning for Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Peter Criss.
That same month the name WICKED LESTER that they were known as/going by is dropped and the band becomes KISS. The rest is as Gene would say, is KISStory!

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I don't even think of Ace when I think of Kiss. Tommy Thayer has been the Kiss lead guitar player way longer than Ace.
 

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They'll always be Gene, Paul, Ace, and Peter to me. They were my favorite band as a kid. Finally saw them live when the original members reunited in the mid-90s.

Hard to believe they're still touring in 2023.
 

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Without Ace and Peter they are just a KISS cover band.
They have been without those two has-beens for most of their existence and they have been just fine. That just proves how wrong you are.
 

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They have been without those two has-beens for most of their existence and they have been just fine. That just proves how wrong you are.
Welcome to the extreme minority.
Everyone would pick Ace and Peter over any seat filler.
 

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Huge fan here, least back in the day. The first 6 studio albums were great, especially Dressed to Kill, HTH and Destroyer. That being said Ace and Pete were dysfunctional and Gene and Paul did what they had to do to keep the machine rolling.
 

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Huge fan here, least back in the day. The first 6 studio albums were great, especially Dressed to Kill, HTH and Destroyer. That being said Ace and Pete were dysfunctional and Gene and Paul did what they had to do to keep the machine rolling.
Don't blame Gene and Paul for doing what they did. But if the Beatles replaced Ringo and John they are no longer the Beatles.
 

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Don't blame Gene and Paul for doing what they did. But if the Beatles replaced Ringo and John they are no longer the Beatles.
You don't know that and you are forgetting Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best are the original bass player and drummer respectively for the Beatles but you accept them being replaced just fine. So you have no real point. Bands replace members all the time and they still retain their identity. You can't make exceptions for other bands like Kiss.
 

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So, who do you think Ace and Peter are if not substance abusers? You seem to worship them and ignore their own part in their own firings from Kiss.
Their substance abuse has nothing to do with it. They were original members, that's a fact.
 

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You don't know that and you are forgetting Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best are the original bass player and drummer respectively for the Beatles but you accept them being replaced just fine. So you have no real point. Bands replace members all the time and they still retain their identity. You can't make exceptions for other bands like Kiss.
Those two weren't in the band when they established themselves. Peter and Ace were in the band when they were established.
 

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Their substance abuse has nothing to do with it. They were original members, that's a fact.
It has everything to do with it. Their substance abuse was why they were ejected from the band and tarnished their legacy, that's a fact as well but you seem to place a higher priority on certain facts because it's more convenient to your lame argument.
 

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Those two weren't in the band when they established themselves. Peter and Ace were in the band when they were established.
You are making up your argument as you go along now. Making up qualifiers this late in the debate just shows how lame your argument is.
 

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Don't blame Gene and Paul for doing what they did. But if the Beatles replaced Ringo and John they are no longer the Beatles.
That is true, last time I saw Kiss was 1986 and haven't bought a new release since creatures of the night. Without those two, especially Ace no interest on my part
 

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You are making up your argument as you go along now. Making up qualifiers this late in the debate just shows how lame your argument is.
You got yourself backed into a corner and now you are grasping at straws. You literally have no valid argument. You assigning an argument to me and debating it.
 
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