The members of Kiss played their first official concert without their signature makeup in 1983, but they took the stage together au naturel years before that — at guitarist Ace Frehley's wedding in 1976.
Gene Simmons is one of the founding members of the rock group KISS, and along the way has made a name for himself. He is the one with the credit of discovering Van Halen. He thought they had a future and produced their demo.
Dee Snider recently caught some flak for derogatory comments made about former Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich and the current Kiss lineup, but as the Twisted Sister frontman argued during an appearance on Eddie Trunk Live, he wasn't just making idly rude remarks.
At this point, it's almost a bigger deal when a major band doesn't rely to some extent on pre-recorded music during live performances, but it's still kind of embarrassing when a group gets caught miming.