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VIDEO: KISS Called 'Beatles of Our Generation' by Metal Stars

Not only did KISS sell millions of records, the iconic rockers, with their instantly recognizable logo, painted faces, and straight-ahead party music, influenced the next generation of metal bands, some of those now-famous metal stars Fox411.com.

"KISS' song writing was really a big influence," Motley Crue bassist and songwriter Nikki Sixx told Fox 411. Mike Portnoy, former drummer of Dream Theater, even went as far as to say KISS "were the Beatles for our generation."

Fellow '70s face-painter Alice Cooper says KISS remain relevant today, almost four decades after Gene Simmons first unrolled that tongue onstage, because they are "a band that proves themselves over and over again".

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