Article also hosted by Sue Apfelbaum here. In , Kiss toured as co-headliners with Def Leppard. Retrieved August 17, Frehley, who was no longer under contract, did not perform with the group. Kiss embarked on a brief club tour of the U. Patent and Trademark Office, with ownership and licensing rights held by Simmons and Stanley. More than 10 years after their last studio album, and following years of denials about ever wanting to do a new album, Stanley and Simmons changed their minds.