We really want that Time Machine so we can go back and see this... -- Future mega-band makes piddly debut... -- The Kiss Of Death, literally!

Kiss "Dynasty" album cover outtake, May 1979. (Courtesy of Casablanca Records)

7/18/1973 (44 years ago today) - One can only try to begin to imagine...: Bruce Springsteen kicks off a four-night run at the legendary Max's Kansas City venue in New York City -- Opening act for each evening, on their very first North American tour, are Bob Marley & The Wailers!!! If that's not enough to make you wanna cry, wait till you see and hear this:

7/18/1978 (39 years ago today) - Would be cool to say "Yeah, I was there...": A grand total of 150 students make up the audience when Def Leppard play their first live gig ever -- It takes place at the Westfield School in their hometown of Sheffield, England, the happiest place to live in the U.K. according to U.K.|Metro News in 2013...really!

7/18/2001 (16 years ago today) - Mmmmm, well, ah, mmmm, you can...well, anyways...: Kiss add another product to their always-expanding merchandise line -- How about "The Kiss Kasket"? Yes, it's a coffin, and it's decorated with the faces of the four founding members of the band, along with the Kiss logo and the phrase "Kiss Forever" -- If they're in stock, you can have yours for $5,297.95, delivery charge not included -- Hey, Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell was buried in one after he was shot and killed onstage in December, 2004, so there you go...

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