in kiss: dec.1972 - mar.1980 / + reunion tours

peter criss - drums / vocals

born: peter criscoula
birthdate: december 20,1947
born in: brooklyn, new york

gene simmons and paul stanley answered an ad in rolling stone magazine that said,"drummer with 11 years experience willing to do anything to make it". after a try out, peter criss was in.

peter sights his musical influences as drummer gene krupa and crooner frank sinatra.

friction between peter criss and kiss came to a head in 1980, and peter was let go. he rejoined kiss in february of 1996.

kiss releases with peter criss:

***greatest hits and compilations excluded***

kiss (gold), hotter than hell (gold), dressed to kill (gold),
alive! (4xplatinum), destroyer (3xplatinum),
rock and roll over (2xplatinum), love gun (3xplatinum),
alive2 (4xplatinum), peter criss (platinum), dynasty (3xplatinum),
guest appearance on: mtv unplugged (gold),
psycho circus (gold)

notable non-kiss releases from
peter criss

peter criss: out of control
casablanca nblp-7240 (us 1980)
produced by david wolfert and peter criss

peter criss: let me rock you
casablanca/polygram 6302-194 (europe 1982)
produced by vini poncia

peter criss: criss cat #1
tony nicole tony records 0004-2 (us 1994)
produced by dito godwin and peter criss with mark montague


check out lynn's kiss dominion's
peter criss photo gallery!


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