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"A lot of times, I played bass on songs. Gene plays guitar on some songs."

"America is huge".

"As long as I know what key the solo is in, I try to kind of empty my mind and not think about anything. I just play without thinking".

"Every time Paul and Gene use my makeup, they have to pay me a royalty check. I think they changed the makeup so they didn't have to pay me".

"Finding a good band is Iike finding a good wife. You got to keep trying till you find the right one".

"I asked my daughter when she was 16, What's the buzz on the street with the kids? She's going, to be honest, Dad, most of my friends aren't into Kiss. But they've all been told that it's the greatest show on Earth".

"I believe that the only way that the human race is gonna survive is to start colonizing space and setting up colonies on the moon, and then space stations".

"I can't even read notes. But I can teach someone how to make a guitar smoke".

"I don't see this planet being... they're talking about how they're turning around the environmental problems here, but I think it's already too late".

"I had a feeling it was gonna work out because not only did I enjoy the music and hit it off with the guys, but I was into theatrical rock and was willing to wear makeup and do anything to make it".

"I just didn't expect an acoustic version of Rock'n'Roll All Nite".

"I think most of the people, once you see a Kiss show, you kinda get spoiled because I don't think there's anybody out there that's doing a bigger or a better show than us".

"I went to my friend's house one day, and he had an electric guitar he had just bought with a tiny little amp. I turned the volume up to 10 and I hit one chord, and I said, I'm in love".

"I'll get up there and I'll do my guitar solos in one of those space outfits".

"I'm just a kid from Bronx who got lucky".

"I'm not here to perform. I'm here to sign autographs. You have to wait till I come back with my own hand".

"I'm the kinda person, you gotta fight for everything you get. You gotta believe in yourself".

"I've never read anything about heroin where, yeah, it's a good experience, and you can do it for 20 years and enjoy it, like having a cold beer. It doesn't work that way with heroin".

"I've recorded 25 or 30 albums. I know that sometimes when you work with producers who are kinda dictators, it doesn't help you make a better record".

"Once you come and see Kiss, you either love us or you hate us".

"One of the greatest gifts I've ever gotten is my daughter".

"One thing I love to do is produce. I've produced a couple of bands. I mean, nothing ever really happened with 'em, but I enjoy getting a young band into the studio and guiding them, and making them feel at ease".

"That's what Kiss is all about - not just music, but entertainment, y'know? We're there to take you away from your problems, and rock and roll all night and party every day for those two hours you're at the concert".

"The bottom line is the Kiss Army is growing by leaps and bounds". Ace Frehley

"The guys in my band are good friends on and off the stage. The band members that I have now is probably the best band that I have ever had".

"We're bigger now than we were in the late 70s when we were peaking".

"When you take a shower in space, you have to press the water onto your body to clean yourself, and then you gotta vacuum it off".

"Whenever I start to really think about what I'm playing, I may play it better musically, but the feeling isn't there".

"A lot of moms and dads are Kiss fans, and they're bringing their kids to the show".

"All of a sudden we all became millionaires and started to go out with movie stars. Gene wanted to be an actor. That didn't work"

"An actor friend of mine, Mark Chapman, used to play the evil doctor in Swamp Thing for three years on USA network, and a couple other movies - feature films. Made me godfather to his son. Me and him click really well".

"As long as the end result has the flavor of the band, it's obvious who it is; it doesn't matter who's playing what. I think Psycho Circus is a good record".

"Basically all I wanna do is to play guitar. My new band is fantastic. I can't wait to bring it over here to Norway".

"Everything that happens in my life is just like... I feel like somebody's up there orchestrating it. There's just too many weird coincidences that have happened in my life".

"I believe in fate. I mean, if people are gonna self-destruct, they're gonna self-destruct; there's nothing you can do about it".

"I can't go to amusement parks, restaurants, anywhere without people recognizing me. Y'know, nine times out of ten, I'm usually gracious enough to give people autographs and stuff".

"I got a lot of great stories about the old days with Kiss. Gene was always getting laid. And we have pictures to prove it".

"I had nothing to do with the book. Paul and Gene never consulted me. They just did the book, and legally they are supposed to check with me. But I let it slide. Maybe one day I will do my own book".

"I hate putting the makeup on when I'm not performing, but it's something I gotta do".

"I legally cannot wear the makeup anymore. If I put the makeup on today Paul and Gene would sue me and put me in jail".

"I look at my kid, and one part of me wants to keep her as my little baby. But, y'know, the bottom line is she's 18"!

"I must say, 95 percent of the Kiss fans that I've met are very patient. As long as I say I'll give you an autograph, just give me some space, they'll wait patiently... that's cool".

"I never went to music school; I never took a guitar lesson, but everybody in my family plays an instrument. My mother and father both played piano, and my brother and sister both played piano and acoustic guitar".

"I think that's God's plan, y'know? I think having children and stuff forces you to grown up. And even though I'm 47, I still think like a 20-year-old".

"I'm more of an isolationist. When I turn on my computer, basically, I'm more into just doing art and animations. In my lifetime, I've probably been on the Internet about 15 or 20 times".

"I've seen flashes of my death; I've seen it clearly. I'm laying in a bed with grey hair, and I got all my family and grandchildren around me; I look like I'm in my 70s or 80s. I know I'm not gonna die young".

"I've worked with Kiss in the past, walked in stoned all the time. Now, it's a pleasure to walk in sober and be on top of things, to know exactly what I'm doing and be in sync with everybody".

"If I meet somebody - and let's say they're a ditch digger - I'll treat them the same way I would treat Paul or Gene. I don't see anybody any different. I don't think anybody's better than anybody else".

"If you're interested in becoming a professional musician, you really have to put that before everything else in your life".

"Keith Richards plays bass on a lot of songs".

"My family's great. Very supportive. I got more blessings than - sometimes I feel I don't deserve 'em. But, in the same token, my motto, as far as life is concerned, is to treat people the way I would like to be treated".

"Paul plays a couple of solos. I don't remember which solos. Paul did some guitar work, some real cool, cool stuff. He wrote the solo for Psycho Circus, and it sounds like me".

"Peter told me he'll hang in there as long as there's a demand for it. If this tour is as successful as the last tour - possibly more, because the show is more elaborate. The TV screen is twice the size of the old one".

"That's one of the reasons Paul and Gene decided to do the reunion tour, because, for awhile, I was out there; I was in the ozone. We couldn't relate to each other. But now, we're both on the same level".

"The first take always has spontaneity. That's the same way I approach guitar solos. I never figure out solos anymore. I basically just have a wing it kind of approach".

"The solos I played on the album - on the records - are usually the solos I play. I usually don't change 'em very much or go off on a tangent".

"They keep burning down the rain forests, and people continue to use aerosol cans and other things that deplete the ozone layer. The hole's getting bigger".

"We're adding a couple of songs. Well, actually, let's start first with the new album, Psycho Circus. I'm gonna follow that up with my guitar solo".

"We've always done Beth with the soundtrack and the orchestration. I think that's kinda sacred to the fans when Peter comes out alone and sings to the track".

"When I have my days off, I like to be with people that I'm not gonna see for awhile".

"When I was a kid, we didn't have a turntable at our house, so I used to have to go to my grandmother's. And she had one of those old turntables that almost looked like a coffin on legs".

"When we first started, the New York Dolls were popular on the New York scene, and they were kinda doing glam rock. Alice Cooper was huge. He was on the cover of every magazine".