At a recent KISS show in Moline, Gene Simmons was filmed breaking his mic stand. You can watch video below.
Tommy Thayer discussed replacing Ace Frehley in a new Guitar World interview. Thayer replaced Frehley in 2003, not just on guitar, but taking his trademark stage look.
“I’ve been a fan for longer than probably most of these people, so I understand,” he said. “But you can’t expect things to be exactly how they were 40 years ago. That’s a fantasy. So I don’t let it bother me. I’m comfortable and confident with where I am and what I do.”
Thayer also spoke about how he balances staying true to Frehley’s original sound and style and putting in some of his own unique guitar voice into the band.
“That’s always been a little bit of a trick,” he admitted. “But my guitar style has always been very much in line with the classic original KISS style, because I think Ace and I came from the same school of those late-sixties, early-seventies English hard rock blues players like Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck and Ritchie Blackmore. So it came very naturally to me to play that early KISS stuff true to the way it was written and recorded.”