KISS rhythm guitarist Paul Stanley shared a post on Twitter recalling the time when they headlined the Michigan Palace in Detroit and Rush was the opening act, and apparently, it was unforgettable since he had a huge admiration for Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson.
As you may know, there have been numerous significant bands and musicians who opened for KISS in the early stages of their career include AC/DC, Sammy Hagar, Iron Maiden, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Guns N’ Roses, Rammstein, and many more throughout the years.
During a previous interview with Outlaw Magazine, Paul Stanley opened up about the first time when Rush opened a show for KISS, way back when they had John Rutsey as the original drummer. Stanley revealed that when Neil Peart joined the band, replacing Rutsey, Rush became a whole different and better band.
Here is what Paul Stanley previously said:
“The first time Rush opened for us, they had their original drummer, John Rutsey, along with Geddy and Alex. But when Neil joined, overnight it became a different band, suddenly, they had this incredible musician backing Geddy and Alex.
There was only one Rush and they perfected a style and walked a road that nobody else had been on. I saw that band in its infancy and they went on to build an incredible legacy.”
Since it is known that KISS members have a huge admiration for Rush, Paul Stanley’s latest post on his official Twitter page was not a surprise to his fans as he remembered the day when KISS was headlining Michigan Palace and the opening act was Rush. Stanley stated that it was an amazing memory and they all loved all of the Rush members both as friends and musicians.
Here is what Paul Stanley stated in his latest tweet:
“Wow! 46 years ago today! We headlined the Michigan Palace in Detroit with a new Canadian band we had already had on our shows and loved as musicians and friends. That opening act? – Geddy, Alex, and their powerhouse new drummer of 6 months, Neil… Rush! Amazing memories.”
You can see the Twitter post below.
WOW! 46 YEARS AGO TODAY! We headlined the Michigan Palace in Detroit with a new Canadian band we had already had on our shows and LOVED as musicians and friends. That opening act? – Geddy, Alex and their powerhouse new drummer of 6 months, Neil… RUSH! AMAZING memories. pic.twitter.com/viO2sosDGH
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) December 21, 2020