Guitarist and vocalist for the heavy metal band Kiss, the group known for hits like "Rock and Roll All Nite" He has released music as a solo artist, including the album Anomaly.
When he was thirteen, he started learning how to play guitar. He dropped out of high school to play gigs, but returned and finished at the insistence of his family.
His nickname is The Spaceman or Space Ace.
He married Jeanette Trerotola on May 10, 1976 and they had one daughter together.
He was in the band Kiss with Gene Simmons.