Love Gun (song)
|This article is missing information about other Kiss versions of the song. (June 2016)|
|Single by Kiss|
|from the album Love Gun|
|Label||Casablanca NB-895-AS (US)|
|Producer(s)||Eddie Kramer & Kiss|
|Kiss singles chronology|
Paul Stanley, who sings lead vocals on the song, has claimed in several interviews since its release that it is one of his favorite Kiss songs, offering the opinion that ""Love Gun" is quintessential Kiss and is probably one of the five signature essential [Kiss] songs." Stanley has also said that "The Hunter" section of the Led Zeppelin song "How Many More Times" inspired the lyrics of "Love Gun". Stanley plays bass on the track in addition to singing and playing rhythm guitar.
"Love Gun" has been played on every Kiss tour since its release, and has made numerous appearances on Kiss compilation albums, despite the fact that it peaked at only no. 61 on the Billboard Hot 100.
- "Love Gun" was covered by the Surfin' Ceasers for the 1990 Kiss tribute album Hard to Believe.
- In 2003 Hayseed Dixie released Kiss My Grass: A Hillbilly Tribute to Kiss, an album consisting entirely of Kiss covers, including "Love Gun", played in a bluegrass style.
- Styx guitarist Tommy Shaw contributed a version of "Love Gun" to the 2004 Kiss tribute album Spin the Bottle.
- Eccentric British rock band Sack Trick covered the song on their Kiss covers album Sheep in KISS Make Up.
- German guitarist Axel Rudi Pell covered the song on the album Diamonds Unlocked.
- Stone Sour released a cover of the song as part of their 2015 covers EP Meanwhile in Burbank...
- "Love Gun" was featured during the opening credits of the 1999 film Detroit Rock City.
- The song was featured in the 2008 comedy film Role Models, played on a stereo by the character Wheeler, whose love of Kiss is a recurring plot element in the film.
- The song is featured in the video game Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.
- The song is featured in the 2015 animated film Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery.
|Canada Top Singles (RPM)||41|
|US Billboard Hot 100||61|
|US Cash Box||55|
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- "Love Gun by Kiss". Songfacts.com. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
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- "Top RPM Singles: Issue 5438a." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
- CASH BOX Top 100 Singles – Week ending OCTOBER 22, 1977 at the Wayback Machine (archived October 3, 2012). Cash Box magazine.
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