The band formed in 1970, under the name Rainbow. Two notable members were bassist Gene Klein (born Chaim Witz) and rhythm guitarist Stanley Eisen.
Clean, simple, and bold. In 1973 when the band had just begun, the demon wore a skull design costume. Here's my rendition of that design as a salute to hottest band in the world.
When the spaceman landed in 1973 he wore an eagle winged t-shirt. This was the spaceman's very first stage costume. Here's my rendition of that design as a salute to hottest band in the world.
The dragon face boot first made its appearance on the 1976 Destroyer album cover and was redesigned multiple times for various costume renditions. This T-shirt design is based on that '76 costume piece.
In some cultures, black cats are considered good luck. They are a sailor's best friend, a symbol of feline greatness. In 1975, Kiss, known for its lavish costumes, face paint, and pyrotechnics, rolled into town to meet the Cadillac Michigan High School football team, which credited its winning season a year earlier to the band's music. Peter Criss wore a jacket that bore a black cat.
Muther's Music Emporium
This vintage middle-finger granny on a rocker design is based on the 1970s Muther’s Music Emporium, Nashville, TN. Ace Frehley with KISS played and wore this tee back in 1974. Here's my rendition of that design as a salute to hottest band in the world.
The Talisman is the source of each member's power. To quote from the 1978 Phantom of the Park movie (also known as the Attack of the Phantoms), "Without them we’re just ordinary human beings." Despite the film's poor quality, it has attained cult film status. This t-shirt pays tribute to that.
Love Gun Riser
The band at the pinnacle of its international fame, performed for the first time to tens of thousands of fans at the legendary Budokan Hall in Tokyo in April 1977. Here's my rendition of that drum riser as a salute to hottest band in the world!
The ninth studio album released on November 10, 1981. The Elder last album to feature the spaceman until their 1996 reunion. The basic plot of "The Elder" involves the recruitment and training of a young hero (The Boy) by the Council of Elders who belong to the Order of the Rose, a mysterious group dedicated to combating evil. The spaceman's stage costume included a lightning bolt design. Here's my rendition of that costume.
Tom and Jerry
Tom & Jerry are at long last found. Previously the "Alter Cats" were first seen on the Destroyer tour that sat alongside the Catman’s drum kit. They were last seen at the Pulsations Nightclub in Glenn Mills, PA. But the cats are back now on this one of a kind t-shirt for real fans.
NBC aired the film on October 28, 1978. Due to the film's poor acting and semi-comedic script, most fans disliked the film. Despite the film's poor quality, it has attained cult film status. The film's plot revolves around the band, who use their superpowers to battle an evil inventor Abner Devereaux and to save a California amusement park from destruction.
Sam The Serpent
The stage prop - Sam The Serpent makes its first appearance on the '76 Destroyer tour and traveled up until the 1979/1980 Dynasty tour. Sam also made a special guest appearance in the made for TV movie The Phantom of the Park.
In August 26, 1977, on the first day of three historic concerts at the Forum, the band, including the spaceman visits KTNQ radio station in Los Angeles wearing an astronaut helmet and mask. Here's my rendition of that historic event as a salute to hottest band in the world.
New York Groove
In 1978, the song, "New York Groove" was released as a single and made it to No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 late that year. This song was written by Russ Ballard and originally released by the English band, "Hello" in 1975. The spaceman's guitar was custom-built and illuminated by Robison-Industries.
Paul Charles Caravello (July 12, 1950 – November 24, 1991) Played with the band from 1980 to 1991. Caravello took up the "Fox" persona. He remained a member until his death from heart cancer on November 24, 1991, at the age of 41. This t-shirt design is based upon the belt worn by Eric when he first joined the band. The belt bares a fox head.
In August 2018 the Gene Simmons band along with Ace Frehley toured Australia and Japan. The incredible touring band included : Ryan Spencer Cook, Philip Shouse, Jeremy Asbrock and Christopher Williams. A Japanese fan deemed the band the "Ikemen" meaning, "handsome" (cool) in Japanese. This design is based upon the tiger white jackets worn by Ace and Peter.