A.L.I.V.E., a new KISS tribute group, has been formed by members of Guns N' Roses (Ron "Bumblefoot" Thai, guitar), Whitesnake (Brian Tichy, drums), Pantera (Rex Brown, bass) and Kill Devil Hill (Mark Zavon, guitar).
"Hearing the KISSAlive! album at the age of five is what made me want to play guitar and join a band. I'm looking forward to playing the songs that launched my life," said Bumblefoot.
The band already has a gig set at The Whiskey in Hollywood July 24 and at LVCS in Las Vegas the following night. In addition, they'll have a song on the upcoming KISS tribute, A World with Heroes, released by PledgeMusic to raise funds for cancer care.
Brown says the collab inspired the four men to keep playing the songs of KISS:
"We each got asked to play on this tribute album to benefit cancer research. Obviously, it was for a great cause and we wanted to be a part of it, but I think it also came from a place of real passion too. Each of us were hugely influenced by KISS early in our lives, so the chance to play on those tracks was a real honor. After we'd heard what we'd recorded, we thought it would be a lot of fun to do it live."
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