Watch Original KISS Drummer PETER CRISS Teach Young Fan How To Play
November 12, 2018
Original KISS drummer Peter Criss made an appearance at this year's "DW Day" on November 10 at Bentley's Drum Shop in Fresno, California. During the event, he took a few minutes to give a very young fan — dressed in a KISS t-shirt and sporting "Catman" makeup — some pointers and techniques to help him improve his time keeping. Check out video footage below.
Criss first left KISS in 1980. Since then he's worked with other bands and released solo albums. He teamed up with KISS again for a reunion tour in the 1990s and most recently in 2004. He was replaced by Eric Singer.
The four original members of KISS were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in April 2014 by RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello.
KISS did not perform — the Hall Of Fame wanted the original quartet only to play, while Simmons and Paul Stanley insisted on the current lineup — which also includes guitarist Tommy Thayer — performing as well. In the end nobody won that battle.
Criss, who was known as "Catman," released his last solo CD, titled "One for All", in 2007. Peter produced the album himself for the first time, and was joined by guest musicians that included keyboardist Paul Shaffer and bassist Will Lee of "Late Night with David Letterman". The album featured a range of styles, from rock and jazz to blues and Broadway, and included covers of "What a Difference a Day Makes" and "Send in the Clowns".