Peter Criss

Genres: Comedy Movies Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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George Peter John Criscoula, 20 December 1945, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Peter Criss’ major claim to fame is that he was the original drummer with Kiss. During his initial period with the band, from 1972 to 1980, they played to sell out crowds worldwide, always presenting themselves in full make-up as part of their over-the-top image and never revealing their true appearances. Criss was known as ‘The Cat’. In September 1978 all four members of Kiss recorded solo albums although still in the ‘Kiss character’ of full make-up. While this project gave the band members the chance to do their own thing, Criss’ release was most at odds with the Kiss hard rock sound. It showed that he was quite disillusioned with his colleagues who more often than not refused to consider his compositions as suitable material. The recording was a mix of rock, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll and lightweight ballads, signalling his split from Kiss two...

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