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List Rules Vote 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. 

Ace Frehley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Member of KISS, Ranked Best to Worst
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Ace Frehley


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

Age: 66

Birthplace: New York City, 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
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Paul Stanley


Vocals, rhythm guitar (1973–present)

Age: 66

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Also Ranked

#55 on The Best Frontmen in Rock

#44 on Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President

#3 on Musicians with the Best Onstage Banter

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Peter Criss is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Member of KISS, Ranked Best to Worst
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Peter Criss


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

Age: 72

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Also Ranked

#98 on The Best Drummers of All Time

#40 on The Best Metal Drummers of All Time

#11 on The Best Singing Drummers

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Gene Simmons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Member of KISS, Ranked Best to Worst
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Gene Simmons


vocals, bass (1973–present)

Age: 68

Birthplace: Tirat Carmel, Israel

Also Ranked

#77 on The Best Frontmen in Rock

#51 on The Best Rock Bass Player of the 1970s

#96 on The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

#46 on The All-Time Best Rock Bassists

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