Fireball Express wrote:KISS is the ultimate sell out band. Gene, Paul, Ace and Peter have been selling out since day 1 and never pretended not to. They also happen to be a long time favorite of mine. See sig.
See I don't care if they are. Their music if fun and the early stuff really rocks. When I was younger I even had a KISS lunchbox. They sell everthing they can put their name or image on. It kinda cracks me up. Hands Down The Biggest Sell Out Band Ever!
Sell outs or not I still catch them every tour and play/hear "Rock -n- Roll All Night" every New Years at the stroke of midnight.
I did not include Kiss because I wanted groups or individuals who once were respectale rockers and now sell their name, image, soul for money. They lost their original vision if you will. Kiss has always been about marketing from the beginning so thats why I left them off.
It's really a brilliant concept creating cartoon characters off themselves by selling the make up image. These guys could rock till their 90 and with all that makeup noone would notice (maybe the Stones should consider this?).
It reminds me of the movie "Princess Bride" when Wesley explains the Dread Pirate Roberts franchise and how it's handed down. KISS could do the same thing and no one would know? lol