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This interview series is constructed from the interviews conducted for the KissFAQ and KISSMONSTER (and this) website and asks the questions that we feel matter most to diehard KISS fans!

KISSConcertHistory is about concerts AND history, and the mission involves tracking down and "interrogating" the members of KISS and various individuals connected to the band in some fashion. Between band members, solo careers, collaborators, producers, songwriters, record label executives, and published authors, there are many fascinating stories to share.

Click on an interview and get the story straight from the people who have been a part of KISStory and beyond.

KISS Related

Mitch Weissman (2013)
Background vocalist/original "Beatlemania" cast member recalls his contributions to Gene Simmons' 1978 solo album and his work with Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons on albums such as "Animalize" and "Crazy Nights," plus a potpourri of KISS stories and tangents.

David Snowden (2013)
Longtime KISS fan and former head of the Vinnie Vincent Invasion fan club talks "All Systems Go" and various KISS-related topics

Mark Opitz (2013)
Producer details his work on "KISS Symphony: Alive IV"

Bruce Foster (2012)
Grammy-nominated musician discusses working with KISS and playing piano on "Nothin' To Lose"

David Wolfert (2012)
Grammy- and Emmy-nominated producer recalls working with Peter Criss on his first post-KISS solo album, 1980's "Out Of Control"

Bob Ezrin (2012)
Legendary producer details "Destroyer: Resurrected" and the making of the album

Lydia Criss (2012)
Author discusses the second printing of "Sealed With A KISS" and various Peter Criss- and KISS-related topics

Jean Beauvoir (2010)
Songwriter/recording artist recalls collaborations with KISS on "Animalize," "Asylum" and more

Kenny Kerner (2010)
Recalling KISS' early days with the co-producer of "KISS" and "Hotter Than Hell"

Eric Singer (2010)
Exclusive interview with KISS' current drummer regarding a variety of topics

Ace Frehley (2009)
KISS' original Spaceman details his first studio album in 20 years, "Anomaly"

Bruce Kulick (2009)
Non-makeup-era axeman discusses KISS tenure and latest album, "BK3"

Mike Japp (2005)
A discussion with KISS collaborator on the "Killers" and "Creatures Of The Night" albums

Dick Wagner (2004)
KISS' favorite "ghost" guitarist discusses his guitar playing on "Destroyer" and "Revenge"

Jesse Damon (2003)
Former member of Silent Rage on his collaborations with Gene Simmons

Stan Penridge (2000)
Peter Criss' right-hand man talks Chelsea, Lips and working with the Catman

Bruce Kulick (1999)
Guitarist talks Union project with John Corabi, Eric Carr and ESP

Sean Delaney (1998)
A brief encounter with the "fifth" member of KISS

Bob Ezrin (1998)
Former KOL webmaster Michael Brandvold grills the legendary producer regarding his work with KISS

Non-KISS Band Members

Marty Cohen (2014)
There are few people would can say that they played with both Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley prior to KISS. Steve Coronel is one. Marty Cohen the other. Marty was kind enough to give the KissFAQ an interview to discuss his history with Gene and Paul, and correct a few things that appeared on the FAQ website over the years. His perspective continues to add to the picture of Gene and Paul coming together in a partnership that had lasted more than four decades...

Derrek Hawkins (2011)
KISS fan and former rhythm guitarist in Ace Frehley's band recalls his stint with the Spaceman on tour and recording "Anomaly"

Adam Mitchell (2010)
Songwriter/collaborator recalls working with KISS, Vinnie Vincent and writing songs on "Killers," "Creatures Of The Night," "Crazy Nights," and more.

Bobby Rock (2010)
Powerhouse drummer recalls his wild ride with the Vinnie Vincent Invasion.

Rich Circell (2008)
Lead singer discusses working with Ace Frehley in pre-KISS band Honey.

Mike McLaughlin (2006)
Guitarist on his personal musical path and work with Peter Criss, Criss' "One For All" album, and much more

Neal Teeman (2003)
Uncle Joe drummer discusses working with Paul Stanley in pre-KISS band formed in 1966 and assistant engineering "Alive!"

Phil Naro (2002)
First lead vocalist of Criss recalls work with Peter Criss and ex-KISS guitarist Mark St. John

Jason Ebs (2002)
Final lead vocalist of Criss discusses his musical background and working with Peter Criss just before KISS' reunion in 1996

Ron Leejack (2000)
Wicked Lester guitarist recalls collaborating with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley prior to KISS

Eric Carr Related

Art Lindauer (2011)
Guitarist/vocalist discusses working with a pre-KISS Eric Carr in the cover band trio Flasher.

John Henderson (2004)
Musician shares his memories of collaborating with a young Paul Caravellos (Eric Carr) and his memories of Carr's pre-KISS bands

Victor Cohen (2002)
Rhythm guitarist/keyboard player discusses working with Eric Carr in the Cellarmen

David Bartky (2002)
Bassist recalls his musical beginnings and collaborating with Eric Carr in the Cellarmen

Robert "Bob" Pryor (2001)
Guitarist discusses his musical influences and working with Eric Carr in the Cellarmen


Ross Berg (2012)
A detailed conversation with the author of "Gene Simmons: A Rock 'N Roll Journey In The Shadow Of The Holocaust."

Paul Grein (2012)
Yahoo Chart Watch blogger and certified chart expert provides a current breakdown and analysis of KISS' Nielsen SoundScan totals.

Larry Harris (2009)
Former Casablanca executive dishes on his must-read book, "And Party Every Day: The Inside Story Of Casablanca Records."

Todd Schorr (2004)
Artist discusses designing the album cover for Peter Criss' first post-KISS solo effort, 1980's "Out Of Control."

Charles Frehley (2001)
Brother of Ace Frehley discusses his sibling and his own musical career.

Solo Albums Related

Richie Ranno | Ben D. Bollinger | John Cavazos | Eric Troyer | Michele Slater | Michael Des Barres | Mitch Weissman | Susan Collins | Will Lee | Rob Freeman | Russ Ballard | Anton Fig | Eddie Kramer | Brendan Harkin | John Tropea | Art Munson | Neil Jason | Richard T. Bear | Tom Saviano | Mikel Japp | Richie Fontana | Diana Grasselli | Peppy Castro | Steve Buslowe | Doug Katsaros | Bob Kulick | Jeff Glixman | David Edward Byrd | Stephanie Tudor | Carol Kaye | Carol Ross-Durborow | Dennis Woloch | Larry Harris | Christopher K. Lendt

Back In The Solo Album Groove (2013)
All of the interviews that originally comprised this incredible 35th celebration of the KISS Solo Albums, plus those added for the publication of "Gene, Ace, Peter & Paul" book in 2015!

"The Elder" Related

Marty Cohen | Dennis Woloch | Bill Finneran | David M. Spindel | Waring Abbott | Rob Freeman | John Storyk | Michael McCarty | Kevin Doyle | Corky Stasiak | Brian Christian | Charles McCracken | Bruce Gowers | Paul Flattery | Jerry Watson | Ida Langsam | Melanie Chartoff | Ty Tabor | Chuck Klosterman | Bas Hartong | Jerry Jaffe | Chip Taylor | Christopher K. Lendt | Mark Ravitz | Kate Parker/Jennifer Parr | Chris Makepeace | Tim Trombley | John Picard | Tony Powers | Bob Ezrin | Robert V. Conte | Brian Brewer | Seb Hunter

Odyssey (2012)
All of the interviews that originally comprised this incredible 35th celebration of the Music from "The Elder," plus those added for the publication of "Odyssey" book in 2016!.

"Crazy Nights" Related

Christopher K. Lendt | Phil Ashley | Diane Warren | Adam Mitchell | Bruce Turgon | Tom Kelly | Gary Corbett | Bruce Kulick | Ron Nevison

Danger Zone (2017)
All of the interviews that originally comprised the 30th celebration of the "Crazy Nights," plus those added for the publication of "Danger Zone" book in 2018!.

"Mass KISSteria" Related


Mass Kissteria (2023)
All of the interviews that comprise Mass Kissteria and work on a couple of other related projects.

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