KISS is giving fans something to look at as well as listen to today (October 10).

KISS: 1977-1980 is a joint project between veteran celebrity photographer Lynn Goldsmith and KISS founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, gathering photos from Goldsmith’s archives capturing KISS “on and off stage, in the photo studio, and in unguarded candid moments” according to the announcement.

Goldsmith has posted sample photos from the book at her official website,, and says in a statement that, “I hope that these photographs can serve as meaningful relics to Kiss and the KISS Army, who form a country of their own where the only rules are that you be in charge of your own life, be authentic to what you want  to be and what you want to do, and not worry about what anyone else thinks of you.”

KISS is currently off the road, but 2018 tour dates are expected to be announced soon.


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