Rich Sawyer on 11/16/2008
Dear Mr Simmons,
I\'ve wanted to write to you for sometime now, but I never found the right moment to do so.
Nearly four years have passed sinced I filmed \'Rock School\' with you in the UK. I played the\'Peter\' in the Tribute band \'DRESSED TO KILL\' and to this day I still cannot believe that happened.
It\'s one of the best moments of my life, especially as you paid me some great compliments after the show, so THANK YOU!
I\'ll never forget that, you see two months earlier, my father passed away, after a brief battle with Cancer and I know he would have been so proud to have seen that. Although he never really \'got it\',me being in a band, he along with my mum, were very supportive.
In 2006, whilst at work, I had an accident, which left me with a broken back. The road to recovery was long
but with the correct therapy, I was so happy, not only to walk but to also play drums again!
2008, saw the return of KISS to Europe, so there was no way we were gonna miss that! We went to PARIS and LUXEMBOURGH......WE WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED! THE SHOWS WERE JUST AWESOME!!!!!
You may or may not recall but I was right down the front dressed in full \'Destroyer\' costume and make-up. The \'Catman\' of course!
I, along with my wife and children have been fans for years. My wife and I met each other at a KISS Expo in Switzerland!
Alexis our son, even appeared in \'KISSTORY II\' (dressed as \'Ace Frehley\').
So, as you can see, YOU along with KISS are a big part of our lives. Whenever, we\'ve found ourselves faced with personal tragedies or trials, being a fan has helped us through this and you\'ve given us the inspiration to carry on.
From the bottom of my heart I would like to say A HUGE THANK YOU!
I appreciate that you\'re a very busy person and If you\'re reading this then you\'ve made me very happy.
I wish you all the success for the future and admire your compassion to earn a living! I know, \'It\'s a dirty job but someone\'s got to do it!\'