Being a Male KISS Groupie: My Life as a KISS Fanzine Publisher (CHAPTER III)

When I was 20 years old Gene Simmons called me at my house. OK, it was actually my grandparents’ house (I was living there during college) and it was KISS‘ tour manager Tommy Thayer who called, with Gene next to him. “Hi Cyrus, this is Tommy Thayer, KISS’ tour manager. I also have Gene here…

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Billion Dollar Baby: My Alice Cooper Obsession

When I was 16, I thumbed (actually fingered, but that sounds wrong, so I’ll stick with thumbed) through my Aunt Jackie’s collection of Stones, ZZ Top, and Average White Band LPs to discover an album of mystery. I pulled it out of the mix. The album artwork was unique and beautiful. It was designed to look…