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KISS play benefit for the Oregon Military Museum in Portland

February 21, 2017

KISS played in Portland Oregon on Sunday night, in part to support bandmate & guitarist Tommy Thayer.

This times, it was sans make-up/stage gear, as the show was a benefit for the Oregon Military Museum, which is named after Tommy’s father, Brigadier General James B. Thayer.

There were other rock stars there to support Tommy and his father as well, Tommy's golfing buddies Alice Cooper and Robby Krieger among others. At the end of the night, $1.4 million was raised, which will all go to completing construction of the $20 million dollar facility.

Tommy said a few words after the show, "Many, many thanks to Paul, Eric and Gene for being there when it really counts. To come to Portland to support my dad, Oregon's citizen soldiers, and the new museum shows the kind of people they really are."

Here's a little video from Sunday night -