The KISS personalities

Perhaps one of the most memorable publicity stunts was when KISS "broke up" and following that each band member released a solo album.

If there's one thing we've learned from Gene Simmons Family Jewels, it's that Gene is the ultimate salesman. If you can think of it, he's probably sold it. Literally. It's as if he can't even help himself. If he could sell 24 hours a day, seven days a week, he probably would (and frankly he comes pretty close). So, to point out the obvious, if you're a hardworking person, that will probably help your cause.

The thing about KISS is that they have a larger-than-life image. They've got everything from personal makeup designs and space-age costumes to synchronized stage moves and even explosive pyrotechnics (and Gene Simmons' enormous tongue; how could we forget that). This band has created a loyal and dedicated fan base through controversy hard work and overindulgence endless touring. In turn, selling merchandise has become like shooting fish in a barrel for them (I don't get that idiom; fish are pretty darn slimey and slippery too).

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