Strange and Shocking True Facts About KISS

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Please welcome the world’s biggest rock band… Crimson Harpoon?!

Naming a band isn’t easy. It’s usually the members sitting around a room for hours, tossing around ideas. KISS was no different. Before they settled on a name, fan legend has it they considered going by Albatross or Crimson Harpoon.

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The band also considered the colorful name Rainbow before settling on the moniker KISS. Coincidentally Deep Purple’s guitarist, Ritchie Blackmore, ended up forming a band called Rainbow in 1975.