30 Years Ago: Kiss Release album Hot in the Shade

Kiss released Hot in the Shade 30 years ago (Oct. 17, 1989).

Hot in the Shade was the 15th studio album from Kiss released in 1989. It was the first Kiss album since 1981's The Elder to feature lead vocals from someone other than Paul Stanley or Gene Simmons. Eric Carr sang lead on "Little Caesar". It was also the final Kiss album to feature Carr before his death in November 1991. Hot in the Shade went platinum thanks to the hit single and power ballad "Forever" (a song co-written by pop star Michael Bolton). "Forever" reached number 1 on the MTV television series Dial MTV. Other singles off the album include "Hide Your Heart" and "Rise to It". Gotta love 80's Kiss! What's your favorite song off this album?

Album cover photo credit: Mercury Records



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