Peter Criss (real name: Peter Criscuola) was born December 20, 1945. He was one of four founding members of KISS. He was the drummer and singer of the band. Peter was the mellow side of KISS, singing hits like "Beth" and "Hard Luck Woman," but he also brought the fire into songs like "Black Diamond" and "Nothin' to Lose." Peter's first solo album came out in 1978 along with the other 3 member's solo albums.