Any of you in the KISS army? I can't believe these guys are still on tour. Their "End of the Road World
Tour" started back on January 31 and is set to end on July 17, 2021.
Next year, they play in my neck of the woods, twice! Seriously though, these guys are playing just about every other night, which must be
extremely hard, especially for Simmons and Stanley, who are both past 65 years of age.
Back when I was a teenager, The Tomorrow Show, hosted by Tom Snyder, was one of my favorites. The show came on at 1:00 AM on Saturday, which was
usually right after I came home from a night out with my friends and co-workers.
Snyder was a cool interviewer and had many great acts perform on his show, which included U2, the Ramones, The Clash and KISS. Speaking of KISS, I
remember watching when Snyder had them on back in October 31st, 1979, which was called "The Halloween Special". It's my pick, for the most awkward
rock band interview ever.
Just watch guitarist Ace Frehley (who appears quite intoxicated) hijack the interview, which annoys Gene Simmons, as he appears visibly upset. Plus,
Ace does a GREAT job mimicking the Joker's laugh. Here's a YouTube clip that features the highlights from that interview:
Meh? Each to their own, I guess. The reason why I liked Tom Snyder was that he interviewed many great artists and bands back in the day and he was a
good interviewer, not a guy acting like a babbling idiot all the time, just for laughs.
First time I’ve seen that. I’m with Ace, I thought it was awesome.
Gene and Paul were the adults at that time, with Ace and Chris being the Rock Stars. It seems kinda silly to be dressed like that and playing the
professional rather than the rock star and Tom seemed to enjoy Ace’s antics.
As a kid I liked drawing them all four on stage in costume. I think this was their first video released on M TV unmasked but could be wrong.
Kiss - Forever
Paul Stanley had quite a voice with some incredible range. I remember when this came out.
KISS - I was Made For Loving You
It was the Van era. Some were into putting a bed in the back of vans and shag carpet on the ceiling Diamond tuck in vynl in the doors and dash moon
windows in the back, custom paint job with flames or scenery. Side pipes that might flame up.
I remember going down the road in my sisters tricked out van with this playing on the radio.
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False pretenses! I came in here expecting a thread about the Guess Who. Kiss sucks.
As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.
Concur false pretense on Guess Who. Thinking there were probably some real awkward interview moments for a Canadian band, critical on America (like
most at the time) - yet totally dependent on American market record sales.
Second assertion, cannot confirm. Pretty much missed the 80s, but looking at Gene Simmons old photos, Licks 4sure.
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