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Happy 40th to KISS

Posted on 01/23/2013
I became a KISS fan in 1977 when 'Love Gun' was released. I was not a fan of KISS right away. In fact, my next door neighbor was a huge fan and had all the albums and posters and I remember telling him "KISS sucks." My sister owned 'Love Gun' and she let me borrow it one day and that was it! That album blew me away. It was loud and raw and the guitars were in your face. I was also impressed by the sleeve that had the bloody KISS. I listened to that album every day. A year later I asked my mom for KISS albums for Christmas. She bought me Alive II and Ace Frehley's solo album. By then I was a die-hard fan! KISS is not just a band, it's a way of life for us fans. Now they are celebrating 40 years and I have been a fan for 37 of them. My best friend and I have been friends for 28 because of KISS. I have been fortunate to meet Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, Bruce Kulick, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer and I told them what they meant to me all these years. I couldn't imagine being a fan of any other band than KISS!
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