It pays to have friends in high places. Pal Steve Greenberg did a TV gig for Harman International at CES. In addition his usual Hollywood fee, they also gave him two tickets to the KISS concert that they were sponsoring at the Hard Rock tonight in Las Vegas.
I jumped at the chance when Steve invited me to join him. I attended one of KISS’ first concerts. It took place on Long Island and it was love at first sight. The face paint and stage outfits drove everyone wild. Wikipedia said it best. “KISS’ elaborate live performances, featuring fire breathing, blood spitting, smoking guitars, shooting rockets, levitating drum kits and pyrotechnics” is still a draw after many decades.
“The band has sold more than 40 million albums in the United States, of which 24 million have been certified by the RIAA and their worldwide sales exceeds 100 million records, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time.”
The original 1973–80 lineup consisted of Paul Stanley (vocals and rhythm guitar), Gene Simmons (vocals and bass guitar), Ace Frehley (lead guitar and vocals) and Peter Criss (drums and vocals).
KISS is about technology. Thank you Harman for presenting this legendary talent.