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August 11

KISS

Each KISS member has a persona signified by his black and white makeup: Peter the Catman, Gene the Demon, Paul the Starchild, and Ace the Spaceman.

Photo by Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images

1999: KISS and Makeup
KISS is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Famous for their elaborate stage makeup and six-inch platform boots, KISS is even better known for their rock music and hits like “Rock and Roll All Nite” and “Beth.” With highly theatrical stage shows featuring fireworks, “thunder and lightning,” and spurts of fake blood, KISS concerts have sold out worldwide since the 1970s.

Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, and the rest of the band have sold over 80 million records, making them truly worthy of a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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