KISS's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and all of the controversy surrounding the ceremony, has overshadowed the fact that KISS is celebrating their 40th Anniversary this year.
And while the milestone has slipped into the media background, don't think Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have forgotten.

Kiss have come clean with details of what they have planned for their ruby anniversary celebrations, which include the release of a limited-edition vinyl collection and a tour with Def Leppard.

The co-headlining tour with Def Leppard kicks off June 23rd in Salt Lake City, and wraps up August 31st in Houston, with a stop at the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas on July 13th.

Just in time for the tour, the band is releasing Kissteria: The Ultimate Vinyl Road Box, which comes packaged in a custom road case and contains 34 albums,posters, dominoes, photos, a cleaning cloth and turntable mat, certificate of authenticity and more. Only 1,000 have been made. See the details on the official Kiss Website.

For you vinyl junkies, KISS will be rolling out vinyl re-releases on the following dates:

March 31: Alive!, Animalize, Destroyer, Dressed To Kill, Dynasty, Hotter Than Hell, KISS, Lick It Up, Revenge, Unmasked

May 5: Asylum, Creatures Of The Night, Love Gun, MTV Unplugged, Psycho Circus

May 26: Rock And Roll Over, Alive III, Music From The Elder, Crazy Nights, Hot In The Shade, Alive: The Millennium Concert, Carnival Of Souls: The Final Sessions

June 23: Alive II, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, Peter Cris, Paul Stanley

Help KISS celebrate their 40th by seeing the show, and buying all their stuff. Gene and Paul have kids to feed.