Ryan Madison on 07/26/2014
It's an honor on it's own just to be able to send a message to my heroes..The only thing that you need to remember from this one letter out of the thousands you recieve, is that all 10 members have changed my life so much and the absolute least I could say is THANK YOU! When I was 10 years old I picked up my first KISS CD on my own because I just loved their look.Surprisingly, this CD was Smashes Thrashes, and Hits, a CD from the unmasked era! I started collecting KISS CDs and listening to them while I research history of the band.KISS took my mind off of hard times and emotions.KISS taught me that I can be who I am without caring what others think.I am 14 years old in 8th grade and I am the only die hard KISS fan at my school.Kids will often pick on me about my connection with the band,but I don't listen to them.I think of the KISS story and how they were slammed by critics and never listened to the negative comments.I use the lessons KISS taught me all the time with being myself. With this, I won the best personality award at my school.I won football MVP and I always listen to a KISS album before the games.There are other bands in the world I like,but no band will EVER do to me what KISS has done to me.I am proud to say that Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, Eric Carr (RIP), Vinnie Vincent,Mark St.John (RIP), Bruce Kulick,Eric Singer, and Tommy Thayer are my idols,my inspiration,my rolemodels.KISS may not be making music forever, but they will live on in my heart as long as I live.Thank You for making everything better...