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10 Songs KISS Should Bring Back to the Set or Perform Live for the Very First Time

Like most iconic classic rock bands, when it comes time choose a setlist, Kiss pretty much has its hands tied. With nostalgia as the primary focus of current rock concerts, there’s tracks that can basically never leave the Kiss set. Personally, I couldn't care less if I ever hear “Rock and Roll All Nite” again. A few others that have remained Kiss concert staples — “Black Diamond,” “Detroit Rock City,” “Shout It Out Loud" — I could pretty much live without at this point, too.

I’m well aware that I’m in the minority, though, and when Kiss performs to a potentially sold-out crowd at Youngstown’s Covelli Centre on Aug. 26, most in attendance would find it unthinkable for the group not to include some of its most notable cuts.

In the band’s defense, Kiss has been pretty liberal with its setlist throughout the years both for its regular concert and especially when the group strips things down in a convention, cruise or unplugged setting.

For its Aug. 26 show, however, as unlikely as it may be, here are 10 songs (listed in order of their release) I’d love to see the band perform.

1. “All the Way” from 1974’s “Hotter Than Hell”
Bassist Gene Simmons said the riffs and cowbell for songs like “Watchin’ You” and “All the Way” were inspired by Mountain’s “Mississippi Queen.” “Hotter Than Hell” contains some of the band’s most iconic early tracks, and the driving “All the Way” is an overlooked classic.

2. “I Stole Your Love” from 1977’s “Love Gun”
Kiss was arguably at its best for three records — 1976’s “Destroyer,” 1976’s “Rock and Roll Over,” and 1977’s “Love Gun.” “I Stole Your Love” is as ripping an album opener as any the band had done before or since, for that matter.

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