All right we're back -- almost 2.3 -- the mountain and -- On the mountain radio special now made. A lot of references here so far on the program to the Toyota pavilion at montage mountain in Scranton Wilkes-Barre and I realized with a show like this. With us such incredibly popular band. Across seemed tired close that we probably have people listening on our web -- all the world so we appreciate you. Tuning in tonight you wanna know a little bit about where we are. We are in the Wilkes-Barre Scranton area in Pennsylvania USA we're about two hours north of Philly. And about two hours away from New York City on the upper east portion of the United States of America we thank everybody for -- -- kiss will be here. On Tuesday night in Scranton at the Toyota pavilion. Gonna play songs free now off 1974. Is harder -- health kiss was. And is very influenced this day by the British invasion three interviews with the group. They've been saying for years how much they love The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and -- and Led Zeppelin. And of course all those bands were influenced by American blues artists you're a little bit of American who's in this one from kids is what's called. Gotta choose -- on a 2.3 FM amount. Shouted out loud from kiss -- -- 102 point three FM the mountain that is the new version of the song. From the brand new. Destroyer. Rays directly kill you that you go to C kissed her. For his many years as I have a new little memories in different shows and I saw a kiss on the 1996 reunion tour. And Madison Square Garden -- worldwide tour went to see that. Three times -- they've played the guard in four nights I went to three of them and I'll never forget when they played that song they turn now slates on it I guess it was -- -- course. And people are absolutely losing their minds I remember looking in people in the last row. In the highest here. In the back of the hearing stand on top of their chairs of the very exciting time is very exciting tour for the band before we -- got to choose. From 1974. Is hotter than hell. This little blues influence on the air as I mentioned earlier we talked to Gene Simmons recently. Any called into the -- studio and we talked a lot about the new monster element and the new lineup in general Tommy fair Eric singer. Gene Simmons Paul Stanley ballots released their second studio album as a band. -- reunion that kissed it in 96 with Peter Chris and he's treating lasted about five years they they hung together from. 96 to 2002. And then groups sort of reform degree morphed again. And it's stabilized with Eric singer and Tommy -- on guitar and Gene Simmons could not be more happy about that as he recently share. You're only as good as the team members on the team that's really -- you know finding. This special. Somebody on the wall somebody who's worthy. Of putting all the war paint them all that it took. It took forever you know we will have through Bruce -- list -- greater good defense symptom. Fluctuating Jonathan Hill we've been trying to long talk tough and Eric Khatami should always have -- in terms. I from kiss here on the 102 point three FM in mathematics from 1980 one's. Music from the elder bit of an enigma in the kiss catalog concept album they gave me one produced by Bob as ranked. I think fans like that album a lot more than the band does if you read interviews. With him looking back on and I like directing always love that song -- particularly because that song. Really. Set the tone for a theme. They kiss would touch upon all throughout the eighties in there. And their music the concept if individuality. The concept of self confident things that they. Wrote and sang about on songs like king of the mountain and trial by fire and get all you can take I was really one -- the first songs that they recorded. They had that sort of tone to it. And I was so it was a great track before that love gun that's diversion from. Smashes crashes and hits going back to 1988. Little that are different mix on that one from the love canal much like the delay. They put in on the locals with a guitar solo song the Paul Stanley -- -- In 1977. On a plane ride to Japan where I assume. They're going to break the attendance record set by The Beatles at the Buddha -- mrs. He won a 2.3 FM and a kiss on the mound special women take a quick break point of fact we've got a lot more cases sticker. All right we're back someone a to point -- -- from the -- this is the kiss. All amounts in radio special wanna give a couple of thank -- first of all the -- for co sponsoring. The show tonight I was the editor there in the music columnist for many years and I still do some writing for them. And when they heard about the special they wanted to get involved so they are party in many ways is we'll talk about men also I think Lou Fontaine again. Music director here at the mountain he's producing Michelle. I'm having a lot of fun putting it together and we hope you enjoy listening to a and one less -- my good friend Jim Rosenstiel. Throughout the rest of the show from time to time you can hear some archive interviews. Interviews and I have done with kids going back. To the early nineties and had them on cassettes. And you know how we gonna get them on the radio and my friend Jim Rosenstiel. I'm actually help you transfer those on to a CD turn them into MP threes clean them up get some audio cassettes to take -- them. And make them available to you Jim also help me build my web site where Mike Castle archives can be read. That's now in case felt dot com slash kiss I've got more than forty articles about kids there. And Jim I want to thank him for helping me pull together almost twenty years worth of writing about. This band we're going to -- to our next segment here this is an interview I did with Paul Stanley in 2000. On the farewell tour it was the first time. In quite a while since they've gotten back with at that time pure -- as freely as they start playing some of the very very big songs the band recording -- on May compare the band in the eighties and this is almost thoughts on the. We celebrate the entire history of the -- and them. We have this. -- dual life where Biden after they appear without the bad -- can really help you without them at this point should not celebrate. The history of the -- it entirety. Would be crazy because. If there hadn't been that bad. But did not make up again. Selling almost -- I don't know what would have happened but. Doesn't every every aspect of the bad and every period of the they have been responsible for what became what came after it.