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Doug Aldrich Reveals He Auditioned For KISS

06/15/2016
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(Gibson) Doug Aldrich held down guitar duties with Whitesnake and Dio for years before joining the guys of The Dead Daisies. Gibson.com spoke with him about his guitar collection, the upcoming Dead Daisies album, his KISS audition and more.

When asked if he is excited to open for KISS with The Dead Daisies as part of the Freedom To Rock tour, Aldrich revealed that he had auditioned to replace Ace Frehley when he was just 18 years old.

He responded, "Absolutely! They've known the KISS guys and have toured together before, and I've played shows with KISS with Whitesnake. The funny thing is, in 1982, I auditioned for KISS! They were making a change from Ace Frehley, and I had just moved to Los Angeles and got to audition.

"I played a couple of songs with them and messed around in the studio a bit on some tracks. It was really cool. I was 18. That was when KISS had been a massive musical force for years. So, yes, we're all really excited about it." Check out the full interview here.

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