Kiss Proves Demons Are Much Taller Than Cats – Pic of the Week
In a recent backstage photo from Kiss, founding bassist Gene Simmons towers over drummer Eric Singer, prompting the Demon to comically mis-identify the new Catman in the picture's caption as a "young boy" who approached him before the show.
Here's Gene's note from the photo: "Montreal - yesterday afternoon...backstage...right before we hit the stage in front of 50,000 fans. A young boy came up and held my hand."
Now to be fair, Singer was wearing flip-flops while Simmons was decked out in his elevated, ruby-eyed dragon boots, which probably tack on more than a few inches. (As you've probably already guessed, there's no actual news in this post, but we couldn't resist posting this photo of a grown man in Cat makeup and Lakers boxers, we hope you understand.)
Still, even without the boots Simmons reportedly stands at an imposing 6 feet 2 inches, while Singer tops out at about 5 feet 6 inches. If you're wondering, original Kiss drummer Peter Criss, reportedly 5 feet 9 inches tall, would have measured up a little better against Gene.
As Gene said, this photo was taken just before Kiss went onstage in front of 50,000 fans in Montreal. If the show was anything like the one we witnessed a couple of weeks ago, those lucky Canadians had a great time. In addition to this brief summer tour, Kiss are reportedly hard at work on the follow-up to 2009's 'Sonic Boom' album, with Paul Stanley declaring the new record will leave that well-received platter "in the dust."
Today also marks the 31st anniversary of second (and departed) Kiss drummer Eric Carr's first on-stage appearance with the band, during the 'Unmasked' tour at the Palladium in New York City. Be sure to check out our recent tribute list of the Top 10 Eric Carr Kiss Songs.
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