Kiss has broken a Guinness World Record with its New Year’s Eve “Kiss 2020 Goodbye” pay-per-view concert. The band boasted on its social media about snagging the record for “highest flame projection in a music concert and for most flame projections launched simultaneously in a music concert.” The concert’s audience primarily watched the show from far off hotel balconies.

The socially distanced concert was streamed live from The Royal Beach at Atlantis Dubai and shot with over 50 cameras with a 360-degree view.

Ultimate Classic Rock reported, “Gene Simmons’ traditional blood-spitting routine was absent, while the lyrics to two songs were adjusted: the phrase ‘virgin soul’ became ‘sacred soul’ in ‘God Of Thunder,’ while (the word) ‘bitch’ was deleted from ‘100,000 Years.’ According to legislation addressing language that ‘disgraces the honor or the modesty’ of an individual, each transgression comes with a fine of $2,700 or a jail sentence.”

Kiss is next scheduled to perform on June 2nd in Antwerp, Belgium at Sportspalais.

FAST FACTS

  • Last month, Paul Stanley appeared on the Internet show Kyle Meredith With. . . and predicted the band would shatter the Guinness record.
  • He explained, “To that end, we’ll have a million dollars’ worth of pyro, which is even a lot for us, by the way. And if you don’t do the pay-per-view, you’ll probably hear the pyro anyway. That being said, again, this will be a night for people to remember.”

SIDE NOTES

The “Kiss 2020 Goodbye” setlist from December 31st, 2020:

“Detroit Rock City”
“Shout It Out Loud”
“Deuce”
“Say Yeah”
“I Love It Loud”
“Heaven’s On Fire”
“Tears Are Falling”
“War Machine”
“Lick It Up”
“Calling Dr. Love”
“100,000 Years”
“Cold Gin”
“God Of Thunder”
“Psycho Circus”
“Parasite”
“Love Gun”
“I Was Made For Lovin’ You”
“Black Diamond”
“Beth”
“Strutter”
“Do You Love Me?”
“Rock and Roll All Nite”

CHECK IT OUT: The “Kiss 2020 Goodbye” concert: