July 2006 Q&A With Tommy Thayer!

Jul 01, 2006 | Posted in Q & A Archives

Question #1 Have you ever considered playing with anyone else while in KISS like Eric Singer does for Alice Cooper? -- Neil Lecy, Fargo, ND

ANSWER: No, because I wouldn't have the time. The difference between Eric and I is that Eric plays drums 100% of the time, whereas when KISS isn't touring, I am busy on other KISS projects such as DVDs, etc.

Question #2 Rumor has it that on the tour in 2007, you will have a guitar solo and you may even be doing the smoking guitar and/or the rockets from the guitar neck. Any truth to these rumors? -- Tom Maher, Robbinsdale, MN

ANSWER: In the future, we might possibly introduce some new effects for my guitar, because I really haven't done any yet. With today's technology, I'd like to do something new and up-to-date.

Question #3 Did you ever have a backup plan In case you didn't make it in music? And if so what was it? Debbie Beverley, Waynesboro, Va

ANSWER: That's an interesting question, but I never thought about that. I believe that if you really want to do something well and you're completely dedicated, you never look back.