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Tommy Thayer of KISS Dedicates Museum To His Father - General James B Thayer

February 8, 2017

Tommy Thayer from KISS on Gene Simmons Connection.mp3

Early on in 2016, I got the chance to talk with Tommy Thayer from KISS. And one of the things that came up was his connection to Gene Simmons, before EITHER OF THEM was born. 

And later this month, Tommy, along with three of his rocking golf buddies - Alice Cooper, Doors guitarist Robby Krieger and former Chicago drummer Danny Seraphine - will play at a February 18th benefit for the Oregon Military Museum in Portland. The museum is being renamed in honor of Tommy’s father, Brigadier General James B. Thayer. Which is the connection Gene and Tommy share. Listen to the story Tommy tells.