ERIC SINGER: 'Being In KISS Is Such A Responsibility'

KISS drummer Eric Singer told Cynthia Martin of Yahoo! Associated Content that he is grateful for the chance to be a part of rock 'n' roll history and to work with his iconic bandmates.

"Being in KISS is such a responsibility," he said. "Not so much with the work involved, but with the daily stuff — working on the makeup and the two hours it takes to get ready, and all these shoots and meet-and-greets and interviews before the shows. I mean, it's just really steady work being in this band. It's not like when I'm in another band where I just get to sit backstage in a pair of jeans and a T-shirt and being like, 'Okay, we're playing in 20 minutes,' and just get up and play."

He added, "I get to work with great people who I've learned a lot from and who I've learned the most from. I've learned that hard work pays off. You need to have that kind of attitude, because I've seen how hard you can fall. And you need to stay focused. And that's why we're successful. Aside from all the special effects and stuff, the men behind the masks really have the work ethic and a sturdy kind of focus. And if it wasn't there, you and I wouldn't be talking right now."

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