On this day in Rock music history (Sept. 18th, 1978)........KISS released their individual solo albums.
Ace Frehley's album: The single, "New York Groove", which was first recorded in 1975 by British glam rock band Hello, rose to #13 on the US Billboard chart. This was the highest chart placement for a Kiss single since "Beth" in 1976, until the song "I Was Made for Lovin' You" a year later (#11). The album reached #26 on the US Billboard album chart. It was certified platinum on October 2, 1978 and shipped over 1,000,000 copies.
Paul Stanley's Album: The album reached #40 on the US Billboard album chart. AllMusic gave the album 3 stars out of 5 and said that it is the most "Kiss-like" out of all the Kiss solo albums. It was generally regarded as the second best of the solo albums, following Frehley's. The album is certified platinum by the RIAA in the US.
Gene Simmons Album: The album reached #22 on the US Billboard album chart, making it the highest-placing of all the four Kiss solos of 1978. It was certified platinum on October 2, 1978, having shipped 1,000,000 copies.
Peter Criss's Album: The album was the lowest charting of all the Kiss solo albums of 1978, reaching #43 on the US Billboard album chart. Of the four solo albums, Peter Criss was the only album to have two singles released from it: "Don't You Let Me Down" and "You Matter to Me".
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