A former Black ‘n Blue musician who is the lead guitarist of KISS since 2002, Tommy Thayer, has been recently interviewed by Andrew Daly of ‘The Vinyl Writer’ and talked about his earlier days in his music career, the latest ever show of KISS in Dubai and if the band has any plans to record something new anytime soon.
You may remember from our recently published articles that KISS has managed to break the Guinness World Record for the hugest pyrotechnics display that was ever seen in a live show on the last day of 2020.
After the band had to postpone their whole live shows due to COVID-19 measures, they have rolled into the United Arab Emirates and performed a limited-crowd concert at the Atlantis Palm Hotel in Dubai. During the night, they have aired the show as a pay-to-watch performance on many streaming platforms on New Year’s Eve.
In the interview, Tommy has shared his feelings about why did they had to halt The End Of The Road Tour and also shared the experience of performing in front of empty seats due to COVID-19 protocols.
Here is what Tommy said:
“I didn’t know what to expect; none of us had ever been to Dubai or that part of the world. As it turned out, it was an amazing place, friendly people, very high-end, clean, beautiful resorts and beaches. The architecture and design of the city was over-the-top. I’d like to go back there for a vacation sometime.
The lead up including LA rehearsals, the traveling and then being in Dubai for several days before the show was tedious because of the COVID protocols. We were tested every other day under strict quarantine for the entire month of December. In Dubai, our crew and all the local crews were tested every day.
Seeing photos of the stage, it’s hard to get a sense of the scale and enormity of the production. It was by far the biggest KISS stage ever. It was also strange to spend that much time preparing for one show, all the startup, weeks of rehearsals, then doing it and suddenly it’s over.”
Andrew Daly of The Vinyl Writer asked:
“On the subject of new music, is KISS looking at any new music?
Tommy Thayer responded did not give any clue:
“I haven’t heard anything.”
Click here for the source of the interview.