KISS Guitarist TOMMY THAYER Talks Working With PAUL STANLEY And GENE SIMMONS - "They've Given Me Great Opportunities In My Life" (Video)

June 22, 2022, a week ago

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KISS Guitarist TOMMY THAYER Talks Working With PAUL STANLEY And GENE SIMMONS - "They've Given Me Great Opportunities In My Life" (Video)

Sarah Abo of Australia's 60 Minutes was invited by KISS founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley for a taste of their jet-set lifestyle and to show her how they’ve survived and thrived in a notoriously fickle industry. The career-spanning report - which can be viewed below - aired on June 12th on Australia's Nine and features an interview with the duo, a trip on the band's private jet, Simmons applying his stage make-up, and footage from the band's Paris show.

In a follow-up Extra Minutes segment, KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer discusses the band's success and what it#s like working with Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons.

Thayer: "I've known these guys for almost 40 years now, and I have lots of respect that they've given me great opportunities in my life, obviously. And I appreciate it. I mean, they're not simple, easy to deal with all the time either - nobody really is - but overall, I couldn't be happier, and just to be part of this, and be in KISS and have a great relationship with Gene and Paul for so long."

KISS launched the second European leg of their End Of The Road farewell tour at the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Germany. Fan-filmed video from the show is available below.

The setlist on the night was as follows:

"Detroit Rock City"
"Shout It Out Loud"
"Deuce"
"War Machine"
"Heaven's On Fire"
"I Love It Loud"
"Say Yeah"
"Cold Gin"
- Tommy Thayer guitar solo -  (Tommy Thayer)
"Lick It Up"
"Calling Dr. Love"
"Tears Are Falling"
"Psycho Circus"
- drum solo - 
"100,000 Years"
- bass solo -
"God Of Thunder"
"Love Gun"
"I Was Made For Lovin' You"
"Black Diamond"

Encore:
"Beth"
"Do You Love Me"
"Rock And Roll All Nite"

To view the band's complete tour schedule, head here.



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