Q & A WITH TOMMY THAYER
August 02, 2006
Photo of Tommy and his beautiful wife Amber, from KISSONLINE taken backstage at Chumash Casino on Friday. Question #1 Have you ever considered playing with anyone else while in KISS like Eric Singer does for Alice Cooper? -- Neil Lecy, Fargo, ND ANSWER: No, because I wouldn't have the time. The difference between Eric and I is that Eric plays drums 100% of the time, whereas when KISS isn't touring, I am busy on other KISS projects such as DVDs, etc. Question #2 Rumor has it that on the tour in 2007, you will have a guitar solo and you may even be doing the smoking guitar and/or the rockets from the guitar neck. Any truth to these rumors? -- Tom Maher, Robbinsdale, MN ANSWER: In the future, we might possibly introduce some new effects for my guitar, because I really haven't done any yet. With today's technology, I'd like to do something new and up-to-date. Question #3 Did you ever have a backup plan In case you didn't make it in music? And if so what was it? Debbie Beverley, Waynesboro, Va ANSWER: That's an interesting question, but I never thought about that. I believe that if you really want to do something well and you're completely dedicated, you never look back. Question #4 Would you ever consider doing a one-off with Black 'N Blue if it were for a charity benefit? -- Teri Nelsen, Sheridan, OR ANSWER: We did a charity event a couple years ago for a very close friend, who is afflicted with the terrible disease ALS. His name is Jeff Young and he's the most incredible person I know. We will do more to help Jeff. Question #5 Have any guitar companies approached you yet to make a signature guitar? -- Anthony Johnson, Richlands, VA ANSWER: Yes, but I'm completely happy with Gibson Guitars, which make some of the best instruments in the world. Question #6 What (so far) has been your favorite moment in KISS? -- Barney Baker, Athens, OH ANSWER: It might have been the recent VH1 Rock Honors concert in Las Vegas.