PETER CRISS At 'Making Strides Against Breast Cancer' Event; Video Available

Video footage of original KISS drummer Peter Criss' appearance at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on October 17 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey can be viewed below (courtesy of KissAsylum.com). The four-minute clip includes footage of Peter's speech before the event; the ribbon cutting; Criss hanging out and taking photos with fans; and early stories of Criss' career captured as he talked to fans along the 3.2-mile walk.

While some men feel embarrassed because of "this macho crap," Criss told CNN surviving breast cancer was actually a blessing. He was treated before the tumor could spread and said he was speaking about male breast cancer to raise the profile of this rare disease.

Criss, who played drums for KISS and was known as "Catman," offered this advice to men who spot lumps in their breast: "Don't sit around playing Mr. Tough Guy. Don't say 'It's going to go away.' It might not and you might not see life anymore and how beautiful that is."

Criss, who is currently working on an autobiography as well as a new rock album, told Reuters his bout with cancer had affected his songwriting.

"My lyrics are not so deep and dismal," he said. One of the tracks on the album, expected next year, is called "Hard Rock Knockers".

Photo courtesy of PeterCriss.net

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