In 1985 Peter Criss was pretty much a new man. Fairly little in his autobiography is factually correct but for the most part he seems to have been brutally honest about his feelings. Thus we know that he felt relatively at ease with the then-recent move to California and felt like playing music again. Enter … Fortsätt läsa The not-so-great Balls Of Fire
As humans we like to find simple explanations, we categorize things and events and people so that we can make sense of a World which is infinitely more complex than we can handle. This is something that is so important to us—a fact that stems from our evolutionary past—that there is actually a collection of … Fortsätt läsa The Appetite Fallacy
Anyone who has read any of my works here, seen my Instagram, or perhaps come across one of my websites, know that I tend to get into the details. As in, really into the details. It's easy to assume that this has always been the case, that I started my KISS fandom as a super-nerd … Fortsätt läsa GET UP! and get your remix OUTTA here!
A version of this text originally appeared in issue no. 48 of Destroyer, the magazine of KISS Army Sweden. Audiences got them, but critics rarely did. Rolling Stone named them Hype Of The Year in 1975 [sic.], and legions of reviewers complained that they were "derivative", "prosaic", "simplistic" and mostly a joke, a band that … Fortsätt läsa KISS vs. the critics
When thinking about Vinnie's time in KISS, most people tend to reduce it to a simple binary choice: did Vinnie save KISS or not? Personally I think that, not only is it an uninteresting query, it isn't even the right question to ask. (Save KISS? From what? Irrelevance and oblivion? Sorry, the indomitable will of … Fortsätt läsa The Vinnie Vincent influence
For twelve years KISS didn't play a single song from Hotter Than Hell. Not one. These twelve years coincided perfectly with Eric Carr's tenure in the band which, obviously, raises a few questions, all of which ultimately boils down to: why? Needless to say I have a few ideas. Unlike most of my writing this … Fortsätt läsa Eric Carr and Hotter Than Hell
Most of what we say we "know" is not really direct empirical knowledge. The vast majority of what we "know" is constructed by piecing together indirect evidence into a narrative that makes sense. This is true of life in general but doubly so for the research into all matters KISS. I can claim that the … Fortsätt läsa From whence information?