I didn’t pay an arm and a leg to get Ace Frehley’s autograph, but I still nearly lost a limb.
Just because Steven Tyler and Joe Perry pulled rank as Aerosmith’s “Toxic Twins,” that doesn’t mean the rest of the band was all cookies and chocolate milk. “Yeah, they get all the credit even though I worked so hard at fucking up my life,” said bassist Tom Hamilton during my 1999 interview.
When it comes to KISS interviews, Simmons and Stanley seem semi-rehearsed, rarely off-the-cuff and always geared toward the latest, greatest, biggest, whatever. Peter Criss, on the other hand, seems more comfortable going off script and offering Happy Hour glimpses into his shortcomings and quirks.