Gene is like a shark—he never stops swimming. He’d sell his poop if someone would buy it. He’s arrogant and greedy and a control freak. That said, he’s given millions to Wounded Warrior, sponsors poor children, and has a fierce love for America. He’s also a genius marketer, good song writer, great showman, unique vocalist, and a decent bass player.
Paul is a control freak as well, and is entirely too sensitive. His voice has been shot for ten years, but back in the day he was one of the great rock singers. He’s a good songwriter, an underrated guitar player, and a classic rocknroll frontman. He’s also given much to charity.
Ace was irresponsible for years, mostly due to drinking. He wasn’t consistent or dependable, and was also a weak vocalist. That said, he was pure kickass RocknRoll, and he inspired and entertained millions. A unique original, and great sense of humor.
Peter also partied too hard, and was a defiant tough guy. He expected to make Gene and Paul money, even after being away for years. He was a very good drummer with a unique vocal style that fit several Kiss classics better than anyone. He sang lead on Beth, Hard Luck Woman, Black Diamond, Strange Ways and several others.
The originals were magic together.
That said, Bruce Kulick absolutely SHREDS on guitar, and his 12 years as Kiss’ lead guitarist featured countless unforgettable solos. Eric Carr was a GREAT drummer, probably better than Peter, and is sorely missed. Eric Singer is great as well, and is the longest tenured drummer. All three are humble, nice guys and incredible team players.