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    Hey All,

    I seem to recall reading an interview with Eddie, where he did finally say that he was so frustrated with DLR and VH - that he wanted to get out of VH ASAP and asked Gene if he could join KISS. However I may be wrong and I suspect that if there was an interview, someone here saw it as well. Was this a Gene story or did Eddie really want to join KISS.

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    Yeah Its true, In Fact rumor has it a lot of post 1976 KISS guitar solos were auctually Eddies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unchainme
    Yeah Its true, In Fact rumor has it a lot of post 1976 KISS guitar solos were auctually Eddies.
    BULL SHIT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyButrico
    BULL SHIT!

    Thats why its a rumor

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    I believe Ed and Al played on Demos for songs that ended up on "Love Gun" and those go unreleased by the Brother's doing. Gene wanted to put them on the KISS boxset and they said no.

    But I'm not sure about the actual released material, I thought Bob Kulick (Bruce's bolder bro) did those solos.

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    But is there an actual quote from Eddie, where he admits wanting to join KISS (not because he loves KISS, but just as a way out of VH). I seem to recall an interview in the last 5 to 10 years, where he was asked in one of those guitar magazines.

    Eddie and Alex did indeed play on demo's for Christine Sixteen and Got Love For Sale, but this would have been after - around Creatures of The Night that Eddie wanted to join KISS. 1982.

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    I can't remmeber what year he was talking about, but in one of Gene's books, he talks about it a little. I'll need to look it up when I'm at home to see exactly what it says.


    From what I remember, I think it was around that time (COTN/1982) and Gene says that Ed was frustrated with Dave and had heard that Ace was leaving. Gene says that he told Ed to stick it out and stay in VH, plus Gene wanted an unknown to replace Ace. Again, I can't remember what the book says word for word, but I'll check it out.

    Keep in mind this is being told by Gene, so I gotta wonder how much is truth and how much is Gene talkin out his ass. Why the fuck would he turn down Eddie to replace Ace at a time when Van Halen was breakin out and Kiss was headed down the toilet?

    Who knows.

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    In Kisstory, a book celebrating Kiss' 20 years in music, Simmons explains that Eddie and Alex had a hand in recording the demo of the Kiss song Christeen Sixteen. They recorded it at Village Recorders in Los Angeles and Eddie's solo was so good that Ace Frehley, Kiss' lead guitarist at the time, copied it note-for-note when recording the tune for the Love Gun album. Why doesn't that surprise us? But here's the real shocker: Simmons claims that Edward was considered as a replacement for Ace Frehley after Ace left Kiss in 1982. Supposedly, Edward even asked Simmons if he could join Kiss because he was so frustrated over the situation with David Lee Roth.

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    Well can someone go into their Eddie Van Halen interview achive collection and see if he admits to wanting to join KISS or says that Gene was full of shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hey man
    Well can someone go into their Eddie Van Halen interview achive collection and see if he admits to wanting to join KISS or says that Gene was full of shit.
    at this point, who gives a shit...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenpaw

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    Quote Originally Posted by hey man
    Well can someone go into their Eddie Van Halen interview achive collection and see if he admits to wanting to join KISS or says that Gene was full of shit.
    I did a Google search. The only articles forthcoming were various quotes and claims by Simmons, with absolutely nothing from Ed Van Halen's side of things.

    And being (at the time) an avid reader of guitar magazines, I do not recall EVH mentioning this.

    So in answer to the original thrust of the thread ("Did Eddie Actually Say That He Wanted To Join Kiss?"), I'd conclude: No, he never did.

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    There is no actual quote from Eddie. It was a Gene story. ok?

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    Well I guess the next question is - do you believe Gene Simmons? I know that Gene makes up stories at times or embelishes stories, but in his book and in quotes - he swears that Eddie came to him in 1982 wanting to join KISS. That being in a band with DLR just wasn't worth it. I really think that this is true, but only as a quick way out out of Van Halen. I don't think he actually liked KISS.

    What do you guys think?

 

 

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