KISSarmyKotka.com, a new KISS Army branch based in Kotka, Finland, recently conducted a short interview with KISS drummer Eric Singer. The question-and-answer session follows:
Q: The "Rock The Nation" DVD is now out. It clearly shows the great chemistry between you four guys live. Do you think that there still might be a chance to capture that chemistry in studio? Do you have any plans to release yet another studio album? Do you feel it might be possible?
Eric: "We do have a great chemistry playing-wise and off stage as well. I think this is because we all are very professional as people and take what we do seriously and with a lot of pride. I would love to see a recording of some kind in the future if it is meant to be."
Q: There's been a debate on our forum about whether you play the drums on "God Gave Rock 'n' Roll to You II" or Eric Carr? I know he's in the video, but I remember Paul [Stanley] revealing in an interview that it's actually you on the track. How did it feel to step into Eric Carr's shoes?
Eric: "Yes, I did indeed play drums in the studio on 'God gave Rock 'n' Roll to You II'. This was, of course, produced by Bob Ezrin! This was his return to KISS and it was such a good chemistry that he did 'Revenge' as well. At the time, Paul called me to record the track for the movie soundtrack since Eric was ill and I lived in L.A. I was very honored to be asked & had no idea at that time how sick Eric really was. He was a really great drummer and sadly left us way too early..."
Q: Paul Stanley is planning to release a solo album next year. Have you heard it? What is your opinion about it?
Eric: "I have heard four tracks only. Very good stuff and modern-sounding in a very classic Paul Stanley way :-) I know ALL the fans are gonna dig this record. I hope Paul does some shows this year. I know I will be there!!"
Q: You have been in KISS for some time now. What is your dearest memory from that time?
Eric: "I have many ups and downs from KISS (and life in general ), don't we all? I would have to say I really look back on 'MTV Unplugged' with a lot of pride. It was very cool to show the world that KISS is much more than smoke and mirrors! Also the first time in make-up with Paul, Ace [Frehley] and Gene [Simmons] was surreal, to say the least!!!"