Legendary rockers KISS performed their new single, “Hell Or Hallelujah”, and their classic song “Rock And Roll All Nite” on today’s (Thursday, October 11) edition of ABC‘s “Good Morning America”.
“Hell Or Hallelujah” comes off KISS‘ 20th studio album, “Monster”, which is likely to sell between 60,000 and 65,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to industry web site Hits Daily Double. The estimate was based on one-day sales reports compiled after the record arrived in stores on October 9 via Universal Music Enterprises.
KISS‘ previous CD, “Sonic Boom”, opened with 108,000 units back in October 2009 to land at position No. 2 on The Billboard 200 chart. This marked the band’s highest-charting LP ever.
KISS has notched eight Top 10 albums, according to Billboard.com. Its previous highest-charting set was 1998′s “Psycho Circus”, which debuted and peaked at No. 3 with 110,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The group’s other high-charting sets include 1975′s “Alive!” (No. 9), 1977′s “Love Gun” (No. 4) and 1992′s “Revenge” (No. 6).
Described in a press release as a “12-track, straight-ahead rock ‘n’ roll album,” “Monster” features collaborations among all four members — including co-founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons and longtime members guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer — in an album that shows the band at the top of its game.