List of Kiss members

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Kiss
Kiss saunaopenair2010.jpg
Kiss playing at Sauna Open Air 2010, during their Sonic Boom Over Europe Tour. From left to right: Gene Simmons, Eric Singer, Paul Stanley, and Tommy Thayer.
Background information
Members Paul Stanley
Gene Simmons
Eric Singer
Tommy Thayer
Past members Ace Frehley
Peter Criss
Eric Carr
Vinnie Vincent
Mark St. John
Bruce Kulick

The following list is a chronology of the lineups of the band Kiss, from the group's inception in 1972 to the present. Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons are the only constant band members.

Current members[edit]

Former members[edit]

Lineups[edit]

Kiss lineups
Band/year Lineup Albums
(late December 1972 – late May 1980)
(late July 1980 – December 1982)
  • Paul Stanley – rhythm guitar, lead vocals
  • Gene Simmons – bass guitar, lead vocals
  • Ace Frehley – lead guitar, vocals
  • Eric Carr – drums, vocals
(December 1982 – March 1984)
  • Paul Stanley – rhythm guitar, lead vocals
  • Gene Simmons – bass guitar, lead vocals
  • Vinnie Vincent – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Eric Carr – drums, backing vocals
(May – December 7, 1984)
  • Paul Stanley – rhythm guitar, lead vocals
  • Gene Simmons – bass guitar, lead vocals
  • Mark St. John – lead guitar
  • Eric Carr – drums, vocals
(December 8, 1984 – November 24, 1991)
  • Paul Stanley – rhythm guitar, lead vocals
  • Gene Simmons – bass guitar, lead vocals
  • Bruce Kulick – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Eric Carr – drums, vocals
(November 30, 1991 – January 16, 1996)
  • Paul Stanley – rhythm guitar, lead vocals
  • Gene Simmons – bass guitar, lead vocals
  • Bruce Kulick – lead guitar, vocals
  • Eric Singer – drums, vocals
(January 18, 1996 – January 31, 2001)
  • Paul Stanley – rhythm guitar, lead vocals
  • Gene Simmons – bass guitar, lead vocals
  • Ace Frehley – lead guitar, vocals
  • Peter Criss – drums, vocals
(January 31, 2001 – February 24, 2002)
  • Paul Stanley – rhythm guitar, lead vocals
  • Gene Simmons – bass guitar, lead vocals
  • Ace Frehley – lead guitar, vocals
  • Eric Singer – drums, vocals
(late February – October 2002)
  • Paul Stanley – rhythm guitar, lead vocals
  • Gene Simmons – bass guitar, lead vocals
  • Tommy Thayer – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Eric Singer – drums, vocals
(October 2002 – March 2004)
  • Paul Stanley – rhythm guitar, lead vocals
  • Gene Simmons – bass guitar, lead vocals
  • Tommy Thayer – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Peter Criss – drums, vocals
(March 2004 – present)
  • Paul Stanley – rhythm guitar, lead vocals
  • Gene Simmons – bass guitar, lead vocals
  • Tommy Thayer – lead guitar, vocals
  • Eric Singer – drums, vocals
  • [†] Peter Criss is credited, but did not play on this album. Studio players did his drum parts.
  • [‡] Ace Frehley is credited, but did not play on this album. Vinnie Vincent (amongst other studio players) did his guitar parts.
  • [¤] Eric Carr sang backing vocals on "God Gave Rock 'n' Roll to You II" and played drums in the posthumous track "Carr Jam 1981".
  • [•] Includes collaborations by old band members Peter Criss and Ace Frehley.
  • [/] New record songs.

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