• Wed. May 29th, 2024

Kiss Exposed in Explosive Interview with Peter Criss on That Metal Show

Makeup to Breakup is the autobiography from classic KISS drummer Peter Criss.

In the midst of the controversy around Kiss not allowing two of it’s original members to perform on stage during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on April 10th, Kiss original drummer Peter Criss shares how he really feels about this matter with hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine on That Metal. Peter also recounts the joyful early days of Kiss, his battle and triumph over male breast cancer, and the joy he felt when playing with Ace Frehley again at host Eddie Trunk’s recent 30-years–in-radio celebration. Ace was scheduled to appear on the show with Peter but cancelled due scheduling conflicted with making his next solo CD.


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Peter answers which band he wishes he could be in if it wasn’t Kiss, the song he wishes he wrote, and the best concert he ever attended. The episode ends with Peter addressing the Kiss Army telling them how sad he is that he won’t be able to play for them one more time and, as he so eloquently says to Paul and Gene, “What’s wrong with giving ten minutes of your time, for the forty years that you (the Kiss Army) has given us?”

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Charred Walls of the Damned drummer Richard Christy drops by the show to take on the coveted guest musician job. Chris showcases his drumming skills while performing in front of his childhood hero, Peter. At one point Richard thanks Peter saying if it wasn’t for Peter and Kiss, Richard would not be playing the drums today. Christy also lets us know he is currently in the studio working on the new Charred Walls of the Damned album, which will be out some time next year.

That Metal Show airs this Saturday, March 22nd at 11:00PM ET/PT. 


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By Robert Cavuoto

Robert Cavuoto- Staff Writer/Photographer- Greater New York Area: Moonlightening in Pharmaceutical Marketing to pay the bills, Rob finds his passion with his family and music. At the age of 15 Rob was influences by Kiss and purchased his first guitar. He never looked back. From there he formed a few bar bands while attending high school and college in New Jersey. He even played in his church’s folk group for 7 years. His love of hard rock/heavy metal music and guitar collecting soon became an obsession. Buying, taking apart, and rebuilding guitars (and sometimes getting them to work) consumed him. As life happens and as his career in Pharmaceutical Advertising/Marketing grew, the dreams of stardom faded away. Years later a family is created, a house is bought, a daughter is born, and a guitar collection sadly collects dust. The passion of music is still strong but a new passion is created from the ashes of old rock’ n’ roll dreams with photography and writing. With an eye on creativity through the lens his pen drives the juices for concert reviews and interviews. With a can do attitude and the idealism that it doesn’t hurt to ask! His past interviews and concert reviews have all gone viral and can be seen on such media outlets as Brave Words/Blood Knuckles and Blabbermouth (to name a few). He has interviewed and photographed hundreds of the world’s most famous and infamous musicians from Aerosmith to Van Halen. Please follow him on Twitter @RobertCavuoto or reach out to him at [email protected]. All comments, suggestions, and product review opportunities welcome.

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