|"It was Paul's idea for me to come in and [do] maybe half of the tracks, record half a record and when Eric got better, he could do the other half"...
(Eric Singer, on becoming involved with the band during Revenge. Black Diamond, 1997.)
|"But by that point Peter Criss was in the twilight zone. He also started to have problems very early on. By Unmasked it got so bad and he was so out of touch with reality that we had to use Anton Fig for the whole album. There was not a track Peter played on"...
(Gene Simmons, about Peter & Unmasked. Goldmine, 1993.)
|"I was probably the only disco drummer on the face of the earth with long hair; a big mustache, 'John Lennon' glasses, playing double bass drums"...
(Eric Carr, about "Disco". Black Diamond, 1997.)
|"No, I was writing a song called "Christine Sixteen" and he liked the title, so he stole it, which isn't unusual because I stole the title of "Black Diamond" from him"...
(Paul Stanley, about "borrowing". Goldmine, 1993.)
|"My chemistry with the band helped put them back on top and gave them a musical credibility that they'd never had before, yet I couldn't get the recognition I needed. I felt like I was imprisoned in a small cubicle, like it was someone else's house"...
(Vinnie about leaving KISS in KERRANG. Black Diamond, 1997)
|"Yeah, that was really funny. I was slightly inebriated"...
(Ace about The Tom Synder Show in 1979. KISS Crazy #6, 1990)
|"I looked like Chicken Man. I looked like a big chicken. If the fans had hated me and had thrown things at me to kill me, I wouldn't have blamed them. Because it was ridiculous"...
(Eric Carr about the "Hawk" costume. Black Diamond, 1997.)
|"I'm not a great singer. I prefer to let my fingers do the talkin'"...
(Bruce Kulick about singing on a future KISS album. KISS Crazy #4. 1989)
|"I've got neither time nor ambition to care about the subject. [The] PMRC consists of frustrated housewives who really ought to plant flowers. They are fools. No sensible human being with a normal IQ would accuse someone of beign the Devil"...
(Paul Stanley about the PMRC. KISS Crazy #6, 1990)
|"It was a guy and girl lead singer. I think his name was Tom Lewis, the guy was some fag, man. He was like a fag gigolo"...
(Ace about Millemo, one of his pre-KISS bands, in Goldmine, 1998
|"I'd be open to doing another record or tour. I'm having a ball."...
(Peter Criss discussing future possibilities after PC with Ken Sharp. 1998)
|"It's a big pain in the ass for me because that one rips tons of hair off my head because you've got armor against the back of your neck."...
(Gene Simmons about his Destroyer costume in Goldmine. 1998)
|"It's funny, yesterday in rehearsals we were fooling around and playing "Life In The Woods", saying hey, do you remember this?"...
(Paul Stanley in Goldmine Magazine. 1998)
|"I cleaned my act up"...
(Ace about his past substance problems. 1996... interestingly, he apparently threw a drink at the crowd on 10/31/98 that contained JD...[NOTE: TOTALLY UNCONFIRMED RUMOUR])
|"Only the four of us have the magic"...
(Peter Criss discussing the Reunion with Ken Sharp. 1996)
|"So when Dodger Stadium sold out in 45 minutes"...
(Gene Simmons in the Starlog Magazine. 1998)
|"The non-makeup version of the band sold 10 Million albums, so it's nothing to dismiss"...
(Paul Stanley. 1998)
|"They weren't all fuck songs, to put it bluntly"...
(Ace about Psycho Circus. 1993)
|"I thought 'Rumble' was hot. I thought that was a hot song. Vini Poncia and I got into that. He helped me on the lyrics. We really dug that tune"...
(Peter Criss discussing 'Rumble' with Ken Sharp. 1993)
|"I think that one showed that the guy behind it didn't really have a clue"...
(Gene Simmons rating Peter's 78 solo album "Zero". 1993)
|"Gene sometimes... well, he has his dream list"...
(Paul Stanley on Gene about KISS My Ass toilet-paper! 1998)