Gene\'s Response to Fan
starbearer36 on 03/16/2008
I just read Gene\'s response to a fan who \"slowly has accepted Eric & Tommy\", and was upset at KISS for playing Shock Me with Tommy on vocals.
Gene is right on the money here, of course. Shock Me, as well as any other song Ace sang (or Peter for that matter) is part of KISS, and the band is free to play anything from their library, regardless of who sings them.
Instead of being \"offended\", you should view it from a different perspective. To me, it shows recognition and respect to Ace for his part in KISS, just as Black Diamond with Eric on vocals does the same for Peter...just as Eric Carr did the same. I would have been delighted as an Ace fan to hear it.
Ace is free to play Deuce, Cold Gin, Parasite, Love Gun, I Want You, Black Diamond, and others like he did on his latest tour...because it is part of his history too.
Just giving my .02