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  The KISSFAQ - Peter Criss Biography
George Peter John, being the oldest member of the band was born December 20, 1945 and was the eldest of the five children of Joseph and Loretta Criscuola in Brooklyn, NY.
Peter had been working in bands since the late 1950's/early 1960's, and very few of these bands had anything to do with the rock 'n roll style Peter was later to be involved with and which would bring him to worldwide stardom.
Peter seems to have stayed with Joey Greco for a while, perhaps it was difficult for Peter to leave a situation where he had access to his idol.
www.kissfaq.com /members/bio_pete.html   (3959 words)

  
  Peter Criss
Peter George Criscoula (born December 20, 1945) aka Peter Criss, is best known as the drummer for the rock band KISS.
Criss joined Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons in the early 1970s as drummer for their band, Wicked Lester.
Criss left the band in the early 1980s and launched a solo career.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/pe/Peter_Criss.html   (162 words)

  
  Peter Criss - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Criss joined the pre-KISS group Wicked Lester in 1973, and adopted the stage persona of the Catman when KISS adopted the use of makeup and costumes.
The young George Peter Criscoula (his full real name) was a gang member in his teen years, according to an article in Spin Magazine, and as he tells the story, when his grandmother caught him making weapons for a rumble, she broke a broomstick over his head.
On April 5, 1997, Criss was a no-show to a KISS performance in Columbus, Georgia, allegedly due to issues with bursitis and tendonitis of the shoulder and lower back.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Peter_Criss   (1720 words)

  
 Peter Criss - Music Downloads - Online
Criss admitted in later years that he "O.D.'d on fame," and developed a drug problem in the process, leading to a serious car crash in 1978 and unpredictable behavior.
Criss left Kiss in 1980 amidst rumors of a breakup swirling (it became known in later years that Criss didn't play on most of 1979's Dynasty and not even a note on 1980's Unmasked, despite being credited on both).
Criss automatically launched a solo career with such releases as 1980's Out of Control and 1982's Let Me Rock You, but fans were reluctant to embrace Criss' new, mature soft rock sound (besides the fact that Kiss themselves were experiencing a nosedive in popularity).
musicstore.connect.com /artist/291/Peter-Criss/1030236.html   (704 words)

  
 Peter Criss Review | Kiss | Reviews @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com
Peter Criss' effort was one of the most undistinguished of the bunch, lacking hooks on either the pop-metal rockers or the power ballads, as well as personality throughout.
Peter Criss, was the drummer of Kiss from 1973—1980 and then again from 1996—2003, and was respectively known as Catman, for his cat make-up.
Peter Criss’ roots being R ’n’ B you can definitely see that in this album but you can also see that he was the weak link in Kiss at that time, through the weak lyrics he has wrote through to the disappointing drumming.
www.ultimate-guitar.com /reviews/compact_discs/kiss/peter_criss/index.html   (561 words)

  
 Peter Criss (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Peter Criss is a 1978 solo album from the drummer of American hard rock band KISS.
Criss covered "Tossin' and Turnin'," which was a #1 hit for Bobby Lewis in the US during the summer of 1961.
Peter Criss - lead vocals, drums (on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 9), percussion (on 8), backing vocals (on 9), producer (on 6, 7, 8 and 10)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Peter_Criss_(album)   (597 words)

  
 Peter Criss   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Peter Criss joined Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons in the early 70’s as drummer for their band,Wicked Lester.
Criss left the band in 1980 and launched a lackluster solo career, in which he released only two albums and an EP across a fifteen-year span of time.
Things began to slide for Peter on the road: On April 5, 1997, Criss was a no-show to a KISS performance in Columbus, Georgia allegedly due to "health reasons".
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 Peter Criss information - Search.com
In the late 1980s, an urban legend circulated that Criss was a homeless alcoholic, culminating in a 1989 Star Magazine article that appeared to lend credence to the notion.
On April 5, 1997, Criss was a no-show to a KISS performance in Columbus, Georgia, allegedly due to issues with bursitis and tendonitis of the shoulder and lower back.
In a Family Guy episode, Peter and Lois Griffin go to a KISS concert and when Peter finds she is not a KISS fanatic says, "I should have known you weren't a true KISS fan.
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 Amazon.com: Peter Criss: Peter Criss: Music
For the Cat Man, Peter Criss, who didn't sing enough songs, this was the perfect opportunity for his feline self to emerge.
His album is a mixture of soulful piano and brass rock and slow ballads.
Peter does a decent and rousing cover of the insomniac "Tossin' And Turnin'" with a pair of soulful female backup singers.
www.amazon.com /Peter-Criss/dp/B000001ELH   (550 words)

  
 Criss : Criss Cat #1 - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
A surprisingly strong effort from Kiss's least-appreciated original member, Criss Cat #1 serves as a welcome reminder that Peter Criss was a rock veteran with a decade of professional experience even before Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley came calling.
Criss sticks to his guns and does what he does best, turning out an album of well-played, no-bull, late-'70s-/early-'80s-style hard rock that compares favorably with any of Kiss's early studio work.
On the tracks where Criss sings lead, his famously raspy vocals are wonderfully strong and instantly recognizable (he was, of course, the vocalist on two of his old band's highest-charting songs).
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,201644,00.html   (362 words)

  
 Peter Criss
Kiss with Peter Criss, recorded sixteen albums, sold forty million records, and enjoyed sales of up to $100 million dollars a year worth of Kiss related products.
It was back in 71 that Peter Criss placed an ad in "Roll­ing Stone" Magazine that would change his life.
Peter Criss' new life includes wife Debra Svensk, a former Playboy centerfold and Coppertone model.
www.famousinterview.ca /interviews/peter_criss_2.htm   (1575 words)

  
 No Life 'til Metal - CD Gallery - Peter Criss
Peter Criss was the one Kiss member who just could never get it together outside of Kiss.
Cat #1 featured a guest appearance by Ace Frehley, a front cover with Peter Criss wearing his Cat make-up on half his face, and a new version of the Kiss classic "Beth." Criss and his band toured with Frehley's Comet, all of this raising hopes that the original Kiss may get back together.
Peter Criss showed up at one of the Kiss Convention's where Gene and Paul invited him on stage to sing a song with them.
www.nolifetilmetal.com /criss.htm   (499 words)

  
 Peter Criss
Peter Criss rose to fame in the 1970s as the drummer for theatrical heavy metal-ists Kiss.
Born Peter George Criscoula on December 20, 1945, in Brooklyn, NY, Criss got his start drumming after discovering legendary jazz drummer Gene Krupa (which he's rumored to have actually taken lessons from at one point) and such '60s rockers as the Rolling Stones.
Playing in local bands throughout the '60s and early '70s, Criss was becoming increasingly fed up when none of his bands went anywhere — especially after a tryout for Elton John's band didn't pan out and close friend Jerry Nolan landed the drum slot with trash/glam/punk pioneers the New York Dolls.
www.bigbangdist.com /peter_criss.htm   (377 words)

  
 Peter Criss' make-up
Peter's lips were now painted a bright red (like Paul's), here with points out on the cheeks, one down to his chin, and one very thin one up towards the nose.
Peter's nose was again entirely fl, while the whiskers were now two-parted, and were again pointing upwards.
Peter added a teardrop under his right eye (as you can see on picture 16, with a close-up of the tear on 17).
www.kissfanshop.de /PeterCriss/make-upPeterUSA.htm   (1523 words)

  
 Peter Criss
Peter then formed a band called Lips with Chelsea bandmates Stan Penridge and Michael Benvenga, but the band was never able to get a record deal, and soon disbanded.
Desperate to find a successful band, Peter posted an ad in Rolling Stone Magazine, stating, "Drummer...willing to do anything to make it." He soon received a call from Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, two musicians who were looking to form a powerful new band after walking away from their previous band, Wicked Lester.
Whatever he does in the future, Criss' legacy is secure as being a vital part of one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time.
www.rocknrollhell.com /criss/index.html   (794 words)

  
 Peter Criss (album) Information
Peter Criss is a 1978 solo album from the drummer of American hard rock band KISS.
Criss covered "Tossin' and Turnin'," which was a #1 hit for Bobby Lewis in the US during the summer of 1961.
Peter Criss - lead vocals, drums (on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 9), percussion (on 8), backing vocals (on 9), producer (on 6, 7, 8 and 10)
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Peter_Criss_(album)   (613 words)

  
 Peter Criss' costume 1973
Peter came into KISS in the summer of 1972, when they still were called Wicked Lester.
Peter is still wearing the shirt and scarf from picture A, but he now wears the cat make-up, and has a button on the shirt (you can barely see it in picture B).
Picture D shows Peter in a silver jacket, a yellow t-shirt (probably homemade) with a pink drum on it, and a pair of orange, velvet pants...
www.kissfanshop.de /PeterCriss/costumesPeter1973USA.htm   (342 words)

  
 The Peter Criss Picture Pages
Peter`s father loved jazz and introduced his son to music at an early age.
Growing up in the streets of New York was tough on Peter, and he soon found himself in a gang and also in a little trouble.
Peter worked to buy a real set of drums and began playing any style of music in any kind of band to survive.
www.superiorpics.com /peter_criss   (295 words)

  
 Peter Criss Photos - Peter Criss News - Peter Criss Information
Peter Criss left the group Kiss in 1980, with a substances abuse problem.
Peter Criss: What I love about being a member of KISS is that we're the 'John Glenns' of rock - we always have to be the first in anything we do, and I love that.
Peter Criss: About being a member of KISS is that we're the 'John Glenns' of rock - we always have to be the first in anything we do, and I love that.
www.tv.com /peter-criss/person/103726/summary.html   (308 words)

  
 Peter Criss
Peter was never comfortable with wearing the makeup, believing that it became a farce.
Peter was lucky to get one of his songs on an album and by 1979, he simply lost his musical ambition.
Through the 1990's, Peter would try to get several bands off the ground (including one which had another ex-KISS member, Animalize guitarist Mark St. John, in it) but it was not until 1995 with the release of Cat #1 that Peter would again have recorded material available to the public.
members.shaw.ca /amazingone/biopeter.html   (527 words)

  
 Interview With Peter Criss
(Debra Svensk) Peter's been working on his autobiography titled "A Face Without A Kiss", which he hopes to have published in the very near future.
Peter Criss has not given many interviews in the past year.
We did a few gigs and the whole audience was Peter Criss fans with huge posters.
www.classicbands.com /PeterCrissInterview.html   (908 words)

  
 Sean's Peter Criss Solo Album Reviews
Peter initially wanted a picture of himself on the cover but the members of KISS asked that he keep a low profile since his departure from KISS was only 5 months earlier.
Peter's hair looks like he hasn't bathed in weeks, his beard is a poor excuse for facial hair and his right eye seems to be looking at something different than his left eye.
Peter wraps himself around a good ballad with a tear-jerker of a story about a man who lost his family but remembers the "good times".
members.shaw.ca /amazingone/discpeter.html   (2566 words)

  
 Peter Criss drummer for Kiss
Peter Criss rose to fame in the 1970's as the drummer for theatrical heavy metallists Kiss.
Born Peter George Criscoula on December 20, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York, Peter got his start drumming after discovering legendary jazz drummer Gene Krupa (which he's rumored to have actually taken lessons from at one point) and such 60's rockers as The Rolling Stones.
Playing in local bands throughout the 60's/early-70's, Criss was becoming increasingly fed up when none of his bands went anywhere - especially after a tryout for Elton John's band didn't pan out and close friend Jerry Nolan landed the drum slot with trash/glam/punk pioneers The New York Dolls.
www.angelfire.com /mac/keepitlive/drummers/Chriss/criss.htm   (157 words)

  
 Kiss snub Peter Criss   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Peter Criss, founding drummer for Kiss, says he has not been contacted about performing with the band on their upcoming tour, which includes Australia.
Criss was back in Kiss last year and performed on their Kiss Alive IV album with the Melbourne Symphony, but the extension to stay with the band didn't come through this year.
Criss left the band in 1980 although credited on their Unmasked album, didn't play on the album.
www.undercover.com.au /news/2004/mar04/20040304_kiss.html   (372 words)

  
 KISS Asylum: KISS Thought Vault: Issue #7
Peter Criss performs "By Myself" at the Live Aid Festival in front of the biggest concert crowd in history.
Peter is vibrant and full of conviction that his was entering a new era, that this time he would be ready.
Peter is credited with coming up with the concept, which in addition to early '80s people running away from a jukebox on the fritz features his second wife trying in vain to dodge an incoming 45 record.
www.kissasylum.com /vault/issue7.html   (4910 words)

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