Martin Popoff
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With this beautifully produced book, relive the extraordinary history of the of the hottest band in the land through 50 milestone events.

Formed in New York City in 1973, Kiss became one of the most popular and best-selling bands in rock history with their inventive stage presence and heavy, hook-filled catalog, both ideally suited for packing hockey arenas and football stadiums. This richly illustrated book from prolific rock journalist Martin Popoff pays tribute to the band on the occasion of their 50th anniversary by curating and examining the 50 most significant milestones. This exquisite volume features:

  • Sturdy hardcover format
  • Stunning concert and candid offstage photography, much of it never before published
  • Images of memorabilia, including gig posters, 7-inch picture sleeves, ticket stubs, and more
  • Gatefold Kiss timeline

Popoff covers everything down through the decades:

  • The band’s formation on the New York club scene
  • Their fortuitous signing to the Casablanca label
  • Infamous TV appearances, including Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park
  • The formation of the famous Kiss Army fan club
  • Mega tours undertaken in support of the LPs
  • Interband conflicts and personnel changes
  • The band’s 1980s “unmasking”
  • Innovative marketing such as comic books and the Kiss Convention
  • And, of course, each of the landmark studio LPs

The result is an epic tribute to one of the most influential and admired bands in rock history—in a milestone year.

Subject area:
Series At 50
Format Paper Over Board + Jacket 192 Pages
ISBN 9780760381823
Size9.25 in x 10.62 in / 234.95 mm x 269.88 mm
Published Date October 10th, 2023
Martin Popoff

Working out of Toronto, Canada, Martin Popoff ( has penned more than 100 books on hard rock, heavy metal, classic rock, and record collecting, including Rush: The Illustrated History, Led Zeppelin: Song by Song, Pink Floyd: Album by Album, Bowie at 75, AC/DC at 50, Kiss at 50, and In the Groove. In addition, he has appeared in Revolver, Guitar WorldGoldmineRecord Collector,,, and Martin also worked on the award-winning documentaries Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage and ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas for Banger Films.

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