By John Jeffrey / Rock Music Star
After meeting, talking to and interviewing countless artists in the music industry, you can develope a pretty good gauge on who are the “salesmen,” the bullshitters and the ‘real deal’ straight-shooters in the scene. Longtime KISS drummer Eric Singer definitely falls in the latter category.
Although 2017 and 2018 hasn’t been an extremely active time for a KISS as a complete ‘band’ entity, Eric Singer always keeps himself busy. During some downtime from the KISS machine, Eric Singer checked in with Rock Music Star. While there’s no real KISS “news” to report, in a rare opportunity, Eric gave us a real candid chat, opening up about life, drums and the ultimate pursuit of happiness.
RockMusicStar: Eric, I have to say, one of the things I admire about you is that no matter what you have going on musically, you always seem to be keeping yourself busy. I imagine for some people, when they’re not on the road, it would be easy to just sit back and do nothing, but you always seem to be on the go.
Eric Singer: That’s all a person can do – if you think about it. I always tell people, just keep moving, keep swimming. In life, don’t just keep standing somewhere, keep moving. Because some kind of forward motion, or perpetual motion, keeps you from getting sedentary, and also sometimes from getting depressed.
So sad to hear of the death of Vinnie Paul. Loved when Pantera did shows with us and in later years Vinnie was always front and center at all KISS shows. RIP and condolences to his family. - Paul Stanley
Rest in peace, Vinnie. Our prayers and good wishes go to his family, friends and fans. - Gene Simmons
On this day in KISSTORY June 23, 2014 - KISS & Def Leppard launched their US Summer Tour in Salt Lake City! The bands set an attendance record at the USANA Amphitheatre with a SOLD OUT crowd of over 20,000!
On this day in KISSTORY - June 22, 1977 - Gallup Poll named KISS the number ONE band in America!
On this day in KISSTORY - June 22, 2015 - KISS closed out 2015 European Tour at SOLD OUT Barclaycard Arena in Madrid, Spain.
KISS MY ASS TRIBUTE ALBUM RELEASED
On this day in KISSTORY - June 21, 1994, KISS My Ass: Classic KISS Regrooved was released. The tribute album features a variety of artists covering KISS classics. The album spent 13 weeks on the Billboard chart and was certified gold by the RIAA.
ARTIST & TRACK LISTING:
1. Lenny Kravitz/Stevie Wonder - Deuce 2. Garth Brooks/KISS - Hard Luck Woman 3. Anthrax - She 4. Gin Blossoms - Christine Sixteen 5. Toad The Wet Sprocket - Rock And Roll All Nite 6. Shandi's Addiction - Calling Dr. Love 7. Dinosaur Jr.- Goin' Blind 8. Extreme - Strutter 9. The Lemonheads - Plaster Caster 10. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Detroit Rock City 11. Yoshiki - Black Diamond 12. Die Ärzte - Unholy (German Version)
KISS will rock Plaza De Toros in Cordoba, Spain on Thursday, July 12th!
Tickets are on sale now.
Visit www.kissonline.com/tour for more info on the show.
Congratulations to Darron & Jodi Ellsworth, who celebrated 23 years together by renewing their vows this past weekend at KISS Monster Mini Golf's