40 years of KISS

For 40 years, KISS has been enthralling fans with its hard-rock sound, over-the-top look and pyrotechnic shows. The band, which was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is the subject of "CNN Spotlight: KISS," which premieres Friday, May 2 at 10:30 p.m. ET. We look back at the band over the years. Left to right, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley pose for KISS' first album in 1974.

For 40 years, KISS has been enthralling fans with its hard-rock sound, over-the-top look and pyrotechnic shows. The band, which was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is the subject of "CNN Spotlight: KISS," which premieres Friday, May 2 at 10:30 p.m. ET. We look back at the band over the years. Left to right, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley pose for KISS' first album in 1974.