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KISS Guitarist Moved Away From Ace Frehley Style

10/15/2016
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(Classic Rock) KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer says he didn't reveal his true style until the group's 2012 album, Monster. He took over guitar duties permanently from Ace Frehley in the band in 2002.

And in a new Classic Rock feature on people who have stepped into the role left by famous axemen, Thayer says he had to do things by the book when he was finding his feet with Kiss.

He says: "It's a big role to fill. I've been playing lead guitar in KISS for almost 15 years and I've got very comfortable with it. With KISS, particularly since I've been in the band, the style and direction has always been very defined. With the solos and the guitar parts, the idea was to play them exactly as they were written and performed before me."

Thayer says he kept to the established formula for 2009's Sonic Boom as they wanted it to sound "like a classic KISS record" and adds: "When we did Monster in 2012, we decided to loosen that up a little more, so a little more Tommy Thayer came through." Read more here.

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Copyright Classic Rock Magazine- Excerpted here with permission.

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