Original KISS Drummer Peter Criss Performs Classic Hit In New Jersey Show – Watch
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Presented by The Beauty Foundation For Cancer Care, the event took place on August 26 in Eatontown, New Jersey. Hosted by Joe Piscopo, who also performed at the ceremony and honored DonnaLyn Giegerich-Zapcic accepted by Thomas Zapcic. The event also paid tribute to Ann Mazza with the 2023 Unsung Hero Award and Peter Criss with the 2023 Man Of Courage Award.
Criss, now 77 years old, departed with Kiss in 1980. He has worked with other bands and released solo albums since then. He reunited with Kiss for their reunion tour in the ’90s and most recently in 2004.
During his tenure with Kiss, Criss was dubbed the “Catman.” He did not only provided the drum works but also sang on the band’s most popular and iconic songs such as “Beth”, “Black Diamond” and “Hard Luck Woman.” He was then replaced by Eric Singer in 1991.
Criss last solo album One For All was released in 2007. It featured various musicians including keyboardist Paul Shaffer and bassist Will Lee of Late Night With David Letterman. The record produced a range of styles, from rock and jazz to blues and Broadway, and included covers of “What A Difference A Day Makes” and “Send In The Clowns.”
In June 2017, Criss played what was being billed as his final full U.S. concert at the Cutting Room in New York City. Watch the videos to see his latest performance.