Metal Hits – KIX – 2002



Album Metal Hits by the band KIX
Album Metal Hits by the band KIX

Metal Hits is a compilation album by the American hard rock band KIX, released in 2002 by Rhino Records. The album features 12 of the band’s most popular songs from their first six studio albums, spanning from 1981 to 1991. The album includes classics such as “Don’t Close Your Eyes”, “Cold Blood”, “Blow My Fuse”, and “Girl Money”, as well as lesser-known tracks like “The Itch”, “Midnite Dynamite”, and “Same Jane”. Metal Hits showcases the band’s energetic and catchy style of glam metal, influenced by AC/DC, Aerosmith, and Cheap Trick. The album also features a previously unreleased live version of “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah”, recorded in 1989 at the Hammerjack’s club in Baltimore, Maryland. Metal Hits is a must-have for any fan of KIX or 80s hard rock in general.

Metal Hits is considered to be one of KIX’s lesser-known albums. It is not as well-regarded as their earlier work, but it is still worth checking out by fans of hard rock and heavy metal.


  • Steve Whiteman – lead vocals, harmonica
  • Brian “Damage” Forsythe – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Ronnie “10/10” Younkins – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Donnie Purnell – bass, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Jimmy “Chocolate” Chalfant – drums, percussion, backing vocals

The different versions published for this album :