A kiss for a kiss

A kiss for a kiss
Singer Gene Simmons of Kiss poses in the press room during Fox's "American Idol" XIII Finale at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 21, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Hey, guys, Kiss are 40 years old.

Let's party.

Okay, let's not party. I'm way too old to party.

Plus, I have to work tomorrow.

The US rockers released their self-titled first album back in 1974 and basically, they've been kicking butt - putting on make-up and stomping around in platform boots - ever since.

Proving they're not going anywhere, Kiss appeared at the recent finale of US reality singing show American Idol, showing America what real idols actually look and sound like.

Backstage, singer-bassist Gene Simmons even took a selfie with fellow performer Demi Lovato in which they had a tongue-off.

Terrifyingly enough, I think Lovato won.

Speaking of being terrified, Kiss scared the willies out of me back when I was in primary school.

I took their image at face value - I thought they were The Devil.

There was this cool girl in my class named Patty Hill, and she wrote the letters K-I-S-S across her knuckles in pen, using that lightning bolt font the band favours.

I was in awe of her, that she had the guts to go there, to flirt with the powerful demonic forces unleashed by songs such as Calling Dr Love and Rock And Roll All Nite.

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