Rob Zombie has never hidden his love for classic 1970s theatrical rock acts like Alice Cooper and Kiss, so at his show on Saturday (May 10th) in Camden, New Jersey, he invited ex-Kiss drummer Peter Criss to join him onstage for a performance of the Kiss classic “God Of Thunder.”
Zombie told us a while back that Kiss was one of his biggest influences when he was young:
“There was three things in the ’70s when I was a little kid that were incredibly influential to me. You know, Alice Cooper, Elton John and Kiss. As a kid I was just crazy about all three of those.”
- Zombie has jammed once before with an original member of Kiss, joining ex-guitarist Ace Frehley and others for a performance of “God Of Thunder” during a tribute to Kiss at the VH1 Rock Honors in May 2006.
- Zombie’s show in Camden closed out a 12-date tour to promote his first-ever concert DVD/Blu-ray, The Zombie Horror Picture Show, which is due out on May 19th.
- The disc includes Zombie classics like “Living Dead Girl” and “Dragula,” several newer songs and a cover of “We’re An American Band” by Grand Funk Railroad. A photobook will also accompany the Blu-ray and DVD.
- Criss was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month along with the other three original members of Kiss, although he has not played with the band since his second stint with them ended in 2004.