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Every Member of KISS, Ranked Best to Worst

Updated October 13, 2018 4.3k votes 855 voters 12.5k views10 items

List RulesVote up the best members of Kiss.

Kiss is one of the most popular bands out there and this list contains information about the best members of Kiss, ranked from best to worst by your votes. There are many factors to consider when ranking all Kiss band members from best to worst. Some of the fan favorite Kiss members are the best singers. Other popular members of the group, while their names may not be as widely known, are the best musicians. Some Kiss fans may even rank their favorite members by their iconic makeup.

Who will you find on this best Kiss members ranked list? Of course, Gene Simmons, known by his stage persona The Demon, has been known to thrill fans with his bass licks, infectious vocals, and out of this world pyrotechnics. Ace Freely is another popular member of Kiss. Paul Stanley, aka The Starchild, wrote many of the band's biggest hits. Other top members of Kiss include Peter Criss, Eric Singer, and Tommy Thayer.

Which member of Kiss do you think is the best? Give your favorites a thumbs up. 

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  • Ace Frehley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Member of KISS, Ranked Best to Worst
    Photo: JamesDPhotography / flickr / CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0

    Lead guitar, vocals (1973–1982, 1996–2002)

    • Age: 69
    • Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America

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  • Paul Stanley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Member of KISS, Ranked Best to Worst
    Photo: hi, im pez / flickr / CC-BY-NC 2.0

    Vocals, rhythm guitar (1973–present)

    • Age: 68
    • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

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    Eric Carr is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Member of KISS, Ranked Best to Worst
    Photo: Beefy Basses / flickr / CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0

    Drums, percussion, vocals (1980–1991; his death)

    • Age: Dec. at 41 (1950-1991)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Peter Criss is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Member of KISS, Ranked Best to Worst
    Photo: Irene Miranda / flickr / CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0

    Drums, percussion, vocals (1973–1980, 1996–2001, 2002–2004)

    • Age: 74
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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