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APRIL 2005 Q&A With Tommy Thayer!

Apr 01, 2005 | Posted in Q & A Archives

Question #1 After Black N Blue split in the late '80s, what other options were you looking into before you ended up with KISS? - - Kevin Gregg, Orlando, Florida

ANSWER: At the time I was considering forming another band which I did. It was called American Man which was short-lived. I also had a short stint in a band called Harlow that recorded one record for Warner/Reprise Records. After that I played in a raucous band called Shake The Faith and we recorded one record for a Japanese label.

Question #2 What is the most inspirational song you have written and what inspired you to writing it? - - Marco Lanolin, Seattle, Washington

ANSWER: I don't know about inspirational, but B 'N B's "Hold On To 18" was a cool tune at the time, a kind of answer to Alice Cooper's "I'm Eighteen" meets "Born To Be Wild."

Question #3 Of all the bands you have performed with on tour, which one was the worst behaved (I believe they mean the other bands, not the ones you were in)? - - Ryan Davis, Lake Milton, Ohio

ANSWER: Actually I can't remember any. Believe it or not, one of the cool things about touring is getting to know the other bands on the bill and almost always becoming friends because you have so much in common.