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Favorite Member Of Kiss

Paul Stanley
36
21%
Gene Simmons
21
12%
Peter Criss
20
12%
Ace Frehley
58
34%
Eric Carr
12
7%
Vinnie Vincent
3
2%
Mark St John
5
3%
Bruce Kulick
11
6%
Eric Singer
2
1%
Tommy Thayer
5
3%
 
Total votes: 173

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Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by NYRockCity » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:00 am

Who is your favorite past or present member of Kiss?

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by Bandit1974 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:05 am

Past = Paul Stanley

Present = Peter Criss

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by NYRockCity » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:11 am

Bandit1974 wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:05 am
Past = Paul Stanley

Present = Peter Criss
Peter Criss seems super genuine these days. I feel like he’s been through a lot and has handled himself really well over the recent years. I really respect how he continually supports people who have male breast cancer even after he was cured. He also seems (from what I’ve seen on his website) like a genuine part of his community. It’s cool to see someone face taking part in things that average people do.

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by Four-Who-Are-One » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:28 am

Has always been Gene for me. He has his flaws but I find him the most interesting, The Demon is my favorite persona, and we share a love of comic culture and popular mythology.

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by Fair Baseball » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:49 am

Bob Kulick

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by KrazySwede » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:54 am

Vinnie will get at least two votes.....maybe even three....

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by Hotter Than Heck » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:22 am

When I was a kid it was down to Gene or Ace but since then I love all four of the originals pretty equally

I appreciate the hired guns throughout the decades from Eric Carr & Vinnie Vincent to Eric Singer & Tommy Thayer because they helped provide a vehicle for me to get more new music & concerts from what is essentially the Gene & Paul show when it's not the originals

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by Sssnakester » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:38 am

Bandit1974 wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:05 am
Past = Paul Stanley

Present = Peter Criss
I would say this as well. Paul has always been my fave but if I was given the chance to hang out with one of them today I think I would pick Peter. He definitely seems to be the happiest and drama-free.

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by doombies » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:46 am

Mark St.John hands down

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by 13marcello » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:48 am

Eric Carr.

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by pete1699 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:21 am

I love all the members for different reasons .... but I voted for Tommy because in 2014 at my kids first Kiss show, he went way out of his way onstage to squat down and give my son a pick in his hand an he also made sure to throw one to my daughter as well. It meant a lot to them.

But overall Paul is definitely great for many reasons and my childhood favorite was Ace because he’s always been the coolest.

But I’ll never forget Tommy and how cool he was to my kids.

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by That 70s Guy » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:36 am

Paul Stanley

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by richardsimmons » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:52 am

Growing up- Gene

Now- Ace (my vote)

But honestly, Peter is who I’d most wanna have a beer...er.. a coffee with.

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by bassmansteiny » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:51 am

I would probably have to go with Gene, he is the reason i first picked up the Bass. 20 plus years later, I have found other bass heroes, Jaco Pastorius, Vic Wooten, Stanley Clarke, Flea, Geddy Lee and etc. Gene will always be my favorite bassist and the reason i started.

That being said I appreciate all members past and present. Ace, Bruce, Paul, Peter, the Erics, Tommy, Vinnie and Mark. They all had a place in the bands history.

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by Wally Swift » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:24 am

There really should be a Forum self destruct sequence hard wired into this poll if Ace wins. :P

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by Ack66 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:38 am

My vote is ahead. Ace all the way, though Gene is close behind for me. Despise Paul for several years now. I’ve grown to like Tommy. Eric S too. Bruce is awesome as is Eric C. Mark I could have done without. Just not my style of playing.

Guess that about covers all that’s important.

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by I Am A FREAK » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:38 am

Paul Stanley

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by Black Ace » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:40 am

When I was a kid: Ace

As an adult: Paul, the man was amazing.

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by KlevelandKissFreak » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:42 am

Bob Kulick :lol:

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by In the Suds » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:50 am

When I was a kid it was Peter all the way.

Now I don't really have one. Not that invested in it anymore.

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by jannep17 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:57 am

Peterin Orlando.
He was always the fifth member

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by RisingForce » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:09 pm

Eric Carr

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by 70skid » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:18 pm

Peter Criss

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by Tommyr » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:27 pm

Bandit1974 wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:05 am
Past = Paul Stanley

Present = Peter Criss
^^^This^^^

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by PsychoElder » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:41 pm

Tough one. When I was a kid it was Ace without a doubt. During the non makeup era it was Paul and probably from the Reunion on it has been Gene. Like others have said, Peter would probably be the coolest to hang around with now.

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by PsychoElder » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:42 pm

Poor Eric Singer, he doesn’t have any votes.

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by vinniestkulick » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:35 pm

No Eric votes, 3 Tommy votes... no problem!

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by gene therapist » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:39 pm

Possibly Gene.

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by mybliesad » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:40 pm

Gene for the entertainment value. But if I were given the chance to meet any member of Kiss living or dead I would pick Eric Carr. He seems like such a sweetheart.

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by Ack66 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:41 pm

Wow. Even Mark has more votes than Vinnie. That’s awesome.

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by NYRockCity » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:43 pm

Ack66 wrote:
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Wow. Even Mark has more votes than Vinnie. That’s awesome.
Yeah but poor Eric S

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by Mr. Kiss » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:48 pm

I don't have a "favorite" member of Kiss. However, I do think there is only ONE true class act in the band's history---- Bruce Kulick. 8)

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by Ack66 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:53 pm

NYRockCity wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:43 pm
Ack66 wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:41 pm
Wow. Even Mark has more votes than Vinnie. That’s awesome.
Yeah but poor Eric S
Yeah. Eric deserves some votes. He’s probably the best drummer the band ever had, and seems like a good guy.

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by LadySpace84 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:31 pm

Ace

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by Ace on Tom Snyder » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:48 pm

Paul or Vinnie. Yeah, I’m a weirdo.

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

Post by WinnieWincent » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:57 pm

I went with Bruce. His guitar playing speaks for it self. The way he handles himself in regards to his years and taking the high road is something I really admire.

A younger me would've picked Gene.

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Re: Favorite Member Of Kiss

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