2.3 of them. Are you doing people off clearly just announced that around where a rock and roller ball when he gets back you're gonna call you believe your name number and a brief -- -- -- -- yeah. Thank you again for the financial mister Stanley that is actually in answering machine message that Paul Stanley made for me in 1998. At that point I'd interviewed kiss a couple of times and I got to know the guys a little bit. -- and he was kind enough to do that forming the funny part about it is that a lot of my friends. Would call my house hoping that I won't be homer calling in the afternoon when they knew that I would be at work is so that they could hear the cost handling. Answering machine. Green I was actually I think maybe the third or fourth time I interviewed. Kiss this one of the first times interview -- -- first time interview published in 1994. And that was around the time of the kiss my -- tribute now. It was an interesting time for the band because the light to tribute bands that start playing you -- bars and tributes to -- Lot of critical acclaim start coming their way young bands start praising them as an influence. I talked to -- about that in 1994. Battery life and -- hit a better person today because they're changing of the guard because. Yesterday they have out of there -- a -- brighter days journalist. Today. That's why it's radical activists that you know there's more people play. It's because. They've still has been a cool yeah it could have been taken over we are. Role model you don't have to answer you have asked. Well this. Ability to collect. Yeah. -- at all. Calling doctor love your one -- 2.3 opening round match KS. Going back to 1977. That was on the rock and roll over -- originally I played the version from double platinum history makes a little bit got a little more groove to it. I was light little tweaks that they did that one on the double club America before that king of the mountain. In 1985. From the asylum how would play a little segment of interview I did he would face freely back in 1995. Ace came to the Scranton Wilkes-Barre area twice in 95 did you show it kinks in Scranton need to showed the world into Wilkes-Barre. As you talk -- around that time. And I asked him what his favorite memory is. Of his time with kids now at this point he had not rejoin the group as he did in 96 so I'm sure if you asked him that question today. His answer might be a little different might be a big shows they did at Tiger Stadium to kick off the reunion tour before and I think it's guarding. But in 1995. Australia. Was what came to time we talked mr. for. And yeah. Yeah. Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah. Yeah. Yeah yeah. -- -- -- -- -- yeah yeah yeah. If someone a 2.3 a certain amount to mature know something from 1970 -- dynasty album of course that was the same album. Had a big hit I was made for love and you included on the record a departure for kiss in many ways a lot of people felt they had a little bit Disco vibe to it. But I guess that's certainly a little bit the case when I was safe eleven you remember Paul Stanley said. At the time that I read an interview he went to studio 541 night in New York City. And he said man that's all take to get a song on the radio I can write one of these songs in my sleep. Anyway homeland hero I was made love you but other groups are doing it as well the Rolling Stone certainly. Dabbled in that sound a little bit with their some girls record actually took a shot. I sure know something the song I recorded it for a charity album Contra cost seven. A couple of years ago a big event -- used to do in the Wilkes-Barre area for charity. And kids helped out in that concert a very nice way when you're right they reached out to the group. -- told we're doing a concert for charity it was gonna benefit children here in the area. And within a couple of days Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley had sent an autographed guitar and nice story about kissing. Maybe a lot of people weren't aware of them thought I'd share. Tonight on the program for that we heard she handy for 1980s unmasked album huge hit for the band in Australia. And before that we heard he's really reminiscing a little bit about the unmasked tour. Down under -- to show rolling here. Getting back to our current interviewee Gene Simmons -- obviously very excited about the new monster album that's coming out and October. And how basically. With this record he feels that the band has rediscovered and you sound which incense is their old sound. Everybody in the band writes. And it feels like the kiss that's started to. I'm not like some kind of modernized it's just like we can only Brothers and tapping on guitar and do -- bombs of double -- kind of thrust upon polls open when we've played all a lot of stuff. And when you go to eat definitive frontrunner strong can -- wants to do appreciate the -- so far -- put -- between -- and everything. -- do that every day you're gonna throw -- but ultimately there's not a lot of bombs crooked and that's just the way it is in other basics meat and potatoes. You can go up and try all sorts of stuff and then you've got to come home they got a good golf ball to who your. And what you do naturally it but I don't stop pretending to be somebody you're not. And if you take -- point -- -- -- Popey the Sailor man it is actually profoundly true. I am what I am and that's all that I have my Popey the Sailor man. Kind of a funny line but it's. Actually pretty profile. If someone a 2.3 FM MM with Satan sinner. From 1982 news creatures of the night of course that was the same record feature I eleven loud. It was also the last element in the band did wearing makeup for many years now fourteen years. They went without it after that album probably the thing that people think about the most. When they think about the creatures of the night album. Who was the amazing drum sound that every car police Eric -- offered on my record he really. Put his stamp on the record in and sort of arrived as one of the premier. Drummers of the eighties were going to take a quick break now when we get back we have a lot more of the kiss on the mountain radio -- -- sticker.