May 29, 2006
Gene's ROCK HONORS report: Backstage is a place most people don't ever see. Backstage is where you get to see Ace and I hugging and wishing each other well. It's where Brian May and Roger Taylor and Paul Rogers say how blown away they were by the set...and likewise from us to them...where Tommy Lee is jumping up and down after having played with Rob Zombie, Scott Ian, Gilby Clarke and Slash and shouting out loud what a ball he had...where Slash keeps saying how intimidating we are in our KISS boots...where four guys who wear KISS war paint take what they do seriously...and with gratitude to the fans who make it all possible. Our thanks to you for making our dreams come true.