Well, it was on This Day In Metal 40 years ago on September 18th 1983 that legendary band KISS took off their makeup.
"I very much wanted to do it; as a matter of fact, I was hoping we would've done it with [1982's] Creatures of the Night album," Stanley tells Yahoo Entertainment, recalling the band's surprising decision to go bare-faced. "But understandably, it was a much, much bigger step for Gene, because Gene's persona is so strong, and was so strong, that to give that up was a big, big, big, big commitment and sacrifice."
"So, he was a little reluctant, and we waited. But when Creatures, although it was arguably one of the top albums we did, didn't sell through the way we hoped it would, I think Gene saw the writing on the wall."