Drummer Eric Singer recently described KISS to the Tahoe Daily Tribune as "rock meets Barnum and Bailey's Circus," making it his ideal band.
"I always liked the entertainer-type drummers," said Singer, who first joined KISS in 1991. "For me, I feel KISS is the perfect band as a musician, a performer and an entertainer."
Singer enjoys wearing the cat-face makeup, which began with original drummer Peter Criss, who came up with idea because he said he has nine lives. "It allows you to let loose and be whoever you want to be," he said. "It's almost like when Superman would put on the cape or Batman would put on the mask. In some ways, it gives you the ability to take on a character or a persona of whatever you have inside of you or how you want to perform."
He added, "Gene [Simmons] and Paul [Stanley] are not just musicians — they're entertainers. It's always supposed to be the greatest show on earth and an over-the-top presentation. I get it because I was a fan. Once you saw them, you were hooked because they really gave you a visual presentation, not just the music."
Read the entire article from the Tahoe Daily Tribune.
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