From EW's The 100 Greatest Moments In Rock#83 KISS Sees The New York Dolls 5/29/72
It was the dawn of glitter rock, and the New York Dolls, tarted up like transvestie hookers, were the darlings of the scene. To pre-makeup-wearing future Kiss members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, watching David Johansen and the Dolls perform at New York's Diplomat Hotel provided crucial inspiration. "Paul and I looked at each other and siad, 'Wow, they look like real rock stars," says Simmons. "Then we said, We'll Kill 'em." Kiss went on to handily trump the Dolls, commercially and sartorially.
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