Though some may think of him simply as “the guy in Ace Frehley’s makeup,” Tommy Thayer has a far more extensive Kiss resume. Noisecreep interviewed the guitarist and discussed his roots with the band:

(I)n 1985 my band Black ‘N Blue did about 24-25 shows with KISS and I got to know Paul and Gene. Black ‘N Blue then ran its course and I was hired to work behind the scenes with KISS, managing different sorts of things … archiving stuff, editing producing and directing videos, pay per views. Then ten years ago things evolved again and I came on board as lead guitarist.am today. Very ironic how it worked out.

Read more and check out a track from the new Kiss album Monster at Noisecreep.

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