KISS Guitarist TOMMY THAYER: 'I'm Always Busy'

September 7, 2005

KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer recently answered a few questions from fans via his official web site. The Q&A session follows:

Q: Gene [Simmons] has said KISS will take 2 years off and Paul [Stanley] is planning a solo tour, what will you do specificly with that long off?

Tommy Thayer: "I'm always busy. Believe it or not, if KISS isn't on tour there's still plenty to do in the KISS camp."

Q: Ted Nugent is out playing a few gigs, are you two working on anything together at the moment? Do you have a funny Ted story to tell?

Tommy Thayer: "Ted and I have been friends for a long time. I remember one night years ago when Ted picked me up in his rental car and took me for a wild ride through the streets of Los Angeles. He started with what he called a 'Rockford' (as in the TV show 'The Rockford Files') where he starts out in reverse quickly picking up speed to probably 50-60 mph and then doing a full 180 without losing any speed and continuing on forward. Then we drove through Laurel Canyon insanely fast at about 80 mph, quickly stopping to shoot and kill a coyote that he spotted. After that we went shopping cart hunting in the Ralph's supermarket parking lot with the rental car. I'm quite sure Ted took full collision/damage waiver on the rental."

Q: I saw 'Gene Simmons' Rock School' on VH1. What's your opinion/perception of this? You must think Gene is silly some times!

Tommy Thayer: "I saw a part of the first episode and it was very good!"

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