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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Kiss' Peter Criss Leaves Kiss- May 17, 1980
On this day, May 17, 1980, Peter Criss left Kiss to pursue a solo career and various reasons known by most Kiss fans. Kiss replaced Peter with an unknown to the major music scene, yet familiar with the New York City rock circuit, with Brooklyn native Erric Carr. Eric made his Kiss debut at New York's Palladium on July 25, 1980 before heading out to Australia and New Zealand for a sold-out tour.