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Fans of the Month - 2015
Christina K. - December 2015

Hi Peter,

I met you last Saturday at DW day in guitar center. I was the crazy blonde from Kansas City who couldn't take my eyes off of you that day. It was such a dream come true for me to meet you. I will cherish that day for the rest of my life. You and your music have been such an inspiration to me and I can't thank you enough for that.

Your wife Gigi was also such a sweetheart to me and everyone else there that day. I can see why you love her so much.

I forgot to tell you that I'm so happy you survived your cancer. You are truly a blessing to this world and will forever be the best drummer KISS ever had. And it goes without saying your the one and only Cat Man.

Love always and forever,

Krissloveskiss

P.S.
I sent a pic of my new tattoo of your name and so proud to show it.

Joey V. - December 2015

Peter-

My 11 year old son Joey wanted to be the "Catman" for Halloween this year. I went as Ace 15 years ago. My son decideded to carry on tradition.

Wanted to share with you, hope u appreciate it. Also, we're originally from NJ. We live in Virginia, will you be doing any appearances here soon? I've met Ace twice now and would like to meet you also, as would my son.

Hope to hear back from you, if at all possible. I know you probably get tons of emails, so I understand if we don't.

Thank you,

Jim V.

Philip M. H. - December 2015

Hello Peter

My name is Philip Vasconcellos im from Brazil first Id like to say Im a fan and I have all his records and that you are my influence on drums and you probably will not respond but I would say that I had the opportunity to read his biography and beyond be very cool I could understand why you have let the kiss. you do not deserve to have gone through everything with the band and you have a wonderful career with great cançõe my favorite is blue moon over brooklyn became part of my soundtrack and to finalize wish you all best of luck and success always
and thanks and God bless you richly and his family.

One big hug.

Philip

Patrick H. - November 2015

Hello Peter,

It was great seeing you both at the DW event a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to drop a line.

I was 13 years old, still living in the south of France, when I saw something on TV that was gonna change my life forever, stronger than any religious character or any picture I ever saw : the promo video clip for
Kiss Alive 2! I vividly remember Peter playing this humongous kit, surrounded by flames and fire, and I knew right there and then that my destiny was sealed ! I found out shortly after that Kiss came from NY, and luckily enough, I had a sister living in Brooklyn ! I became obsessed to the fact that I needed to move to NY and become a famous drummer, just like Peter! I had to wait until I turned 21 to move to the big apple and even though I didn't become a famous drummer like Peter ( I work in Real Estate ), I've been living in NY for the last 26 years thanx to Peter and Kiss ! (I also managed to be the drummer for one of the top Kiss tribute band).
I'm also a proud owner of many of Peter's memorabilia and I will always be
grateful to Peter for all the great years and for changing my life !

Long Live the Catman,

Best Regards,

Patrick H.

Eddie C. - November 2015

Hello Mr. Criss,

My name is Eddie Conner and I'm 19 years old and from New Castle, Delaware. I recently met you last year at the All Things That Rock Festival in Philadelphia. And first of all, I forgot to tell you Congratulations on making it to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!!! I always told my dad that I will never go to visit the hall of fame until Kiss gets put in there and when you guys finally did, we went and visited it that summer. I also saw you at the MMRBQ playing drums with Rob Zombie and I was front row. I could see backstage where I was and when Rob Zombie came on stage, I saw you sit down towards the side of the stage. I then screamed your name and waved at you and you turned to me and gave me a thumbs up. That moment made my whole night and I really thought that would've been the closest I've ever came to meeting you. Then a few months later I went to meet you in Philadelphia. When I met you I was a little emotional even though I didn't show it. I was emotional because as I talked to you, I saw my whole childhood flash before my eyes! All I thought was "Wow! I'm seriously talking to one of my heroes. I never thought in a million years this would happen." And I really admired how much of a kind person you were and how you really showed how much your fans mean to you. Just this Sunday I recently met Ace at the same place and it was way different. He just signed and sent me on my way. So I just wanted to say, thank you so much for taking your time to talk to me when I met you. You have no idea how much that really meant to me. And also, in 2003 when I was 7 years old I saw KISS for the first time and you were playing with them for that tour and to this day I thank god that I got to see you sing Beth live. I tell everyone about that too. That was 12 years ago and I still remember every second of that moment. I really hope you get this message and I'm hoping to hear back from you. Thank you so much for changing my life!

Sincerely,

Eddie C.

Marc T . - November 2015

Hello, Peter:

I am an older fan, 52 years young. A drummer since the 70s. I still play and have my original set of 1969 Gretsch Red Wine Pearl drums and Zildjian cymbals. They have been fully restored and now are equipped with up-to-date hardware.

From the times I saw KISS perform in concert in the early days, I always
felt that you embodied the mystique of the band's originality. You are
probably the main reason I played for all these years. Now I am a marketing guy, working in brand development, and have a great wife and two kids married and in college.

I came across your email address on your website and wanted to say thanks. Give me a shout sometime. It would be really cool learn more about what you are doing now.

Sincerely,

Marc T.

Jeffrey C. - October 2015

I just wanted to tell you how much it meant to me to meet you-you are truly an amazing person-thank-you for the opportunity to have my picture taken with you!

God bless!

Jeffrey C.

Fernando D. - October 2015

Dear Peter Criss,

My name is Fernando, I'm 40 years old. I live in Mexico City, and I am a fan of KISS since I was 10 years old.

Furthermore, your music always encourages me. Of the 4 KISS, your stage presence has inspired me for to be better in my job.

I had been going to the KISS concerts in Mexico, but I would have liked to live the era of the 70's, and see "the original cat" with them on stage and get your autograph.

Sincerely,

Fernando D.

Lorenz - October 2015

Hi!

I've read your biography as well as I've read the biography from the  other 3 guys. And I have to say that I liked your the most. I don't know  why. You seem like you got the best personality. Do you come to Germany somewhen to perform?

Lorenz

Dan - September 2015

Hi Peter,

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your playing in my early yrs I don't know how many times I listened to Kiss alive over and over and over again I was like 12 at the time, I've been playing drums since the age of nine and still playing today at the soon to be age of 52.although John Bonham was the whole reason I started playing I definitely have an admiration for you as well, and am greatful to have been able to see you play on the psycho circus tour in Rochester NY where I live, i'm a big fan of you and the spaceman and want to wish you both all the best
and many blessing thank you for the music....

Dan

Chiara - September 2015

Dear Peter,

my name is Chiara and Im a 19 year old girl from Germany. Since I was 13
Im a huge kiss fan! Im sure you've already heard this a thousand times
but for me also you are the one and only Catman. I like Eric but even if didn't have the pleasure to meet you yet, you are my favorite!

Also your 78 solo album is the best one! I stopped counting how often I heard it.. And I think it just took me about three or four days to read your book, I really like it!

Do you have any plans to visit europe the next time? It doesn't have to be Germany, I'd travel almost everywhere to meet you! :)

P.S. Look at my tattoo! :))

lots of love!
Chiara

Cyrille - September 2015

Hi Peter,

It been a long time since last time i had listen this song... I just finish listen it maybe 10 times right now... Man, how great is this song, how great you were and still !

I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for moments like this...

All the best, God bless you and your family

Cyrille
Switzerland

Shawn O . - August 2015

Hi Pete.

Names Shawn. I have to tell ya how disappointed I was when I saw your solo album was rated last in the kiss inventory. So disappointed that I even forgot who did the rating...I've been listening to you and kiss since 1978. I was 12 at the time...your solo album I still listen to today. One of my all time favorites of all albums. Still sounds as good today as it did when I first bought all those years ago.

Thanks for the good music.

Take care.

Shawn O.

Jim H. - August 2015

Dear Mr Criss,

I had the honor of meeting you a year ago at ComicCon Chicago. I was a big nervous doofus and you were very kind and put me at ease right away.

You seem like a genuine and sincere person and I just don’t get paul stanely’s vindictive attitude. Actually questioning your songwriting recently? Gimme a break! It’s like he’s so insecure that he has to hurt someone that dares to stand up to his bullying crap.

I love your drumming style throughout KISS, especially Rock and Roll Over, Dressed to Kill and Hotter than Hell. You and Ace tore it on these albums and the other two stole all the credit—and the lion’s share of the $$$. In the meantime, they’ve taken KISS and reduced it to a cover band—what a shame.

I have heard that you have a new album project in the works and that it will be heavier. That’s great! Actually, my two favorites of yours are Cat 1 and a contrast: One For All. I loved the jazzy, big band feel of the latter, but my favorite song was Space Ace which rocks, and has some amazing drum (and guitar) work and the end.

Will we hear news on the project soon?

Thank you for all that you’ve given and for not putting up with gene and paul’s bs.

Jim H.

Mark H. - August 2015

Hi Peter!

It is awesome to read that you are happy and healthy. I appreciate everything you have ever done with music and breast cancer. You are a man's man. What you do for cancer shows great strength. I have loved you since I was 10 years old. I am now 47 and a drummer myself thanks to you! I ave written many times without hearing back from you, but that is OK. I just hope you realize how much you are loved and missed. You are the one and only Catman!

I love you brother!

Mark H.

Devin P. - July 2015

Hello!

My name is Mickey. Long time fan. I am writing on behalf of my best friend's son, Devin. His father Billy introduced him to Kiss early on and you were his inspiration for learning to drum. His musical role model, if you will. Recently he had a school project concerning heroes . Guess who he picked? You, sir. I've enclosed his paper he turned in and the cover page for his project. He has no clue I'm sending this but hopefully you will see it. His name is Devin P.

I thank you for your time. Rock on.

Click Here to Read Devin's Project

Bobby M. - July 2015

What to say when sending an E-mail to a icon.

You were the reason I became a drummer.I just introduced my 8 year old to classic Kiss.I think I was eight when I started listening to the band in 1976.I hope all is going well for you.I was in complete awe when I finally saw the original band on the psycho circus reunion tour.Dont laugh,im about to show my son( Kiss meets the Phantom of the Park)."Cult classic"..God bless Peter.Thank You for the inspiration.The memories,while I was growing up.They can slap grease paint , cat pattern on anyone,but it aint you.They will never replace you.

Thank you.

Bobby M.
Cat man fan....

Bobby G. - July 2015

Dear Peter and Gigi, Thank you so much for making my "Pilgrimage to Meet Peter " one of the most memorable moments of my life !

It is a dream come true for me ! You were both so kind, warm and patient. I will always treasure the time I got to spend with my hero and his wonderful wife !

It's so obvious that you love your fans Peter, we all came away from the experience feeling SO good ! What a blessing to get a hug from the one and only Catman !

I promised Peter a drawing I'm working on and I want to send you both a great book on Bisbee, Arizona.

Please let me know where I can send them and I will get them in the mail as soon as possible.

Again, Thank you for everything, I hope I didn't talk too much, I was nervous and you were both very gracious and so nice.

Enclosed is my favorite pics of Peter and me, plus some nice pictures of Bisbee. I hope you can visit one day....and if you need someone to show you around I'm ready !

God Bless you both !

With much Love,

Bobby G

Kevin, Keri, and Kailee S. - June 2015

Hello Peter,

Our family had the pleasure of meeting you and GiGi at the Phoenix Mad Monster Party. Thank you for being so gracious, kind and loving to all of us. We will never forget the time that we spent with you both and your kindness was overwhelming. We attached the photo of our daughter Kailee doing her best Peter impersonation and the photo that we took with you.

May the Lord shine within your heart as you shine withing ours!!

Our daughter's name is Kailee S. She is 14 years old now but was 3 when the photo was taken.

Thank you again and God Bless you and GiGi!

Love,

Kevin, Keri, and Kailee S.

Ed - June 2015

 

Life long fan!

Ed T.   Bronx, NY

SOLO album TATT MAY 2015

Robert -June 2015

We had an amazing time with you and Gigi at the Mad Monster party in Phoenix!! It was an absolute blast to see you, shake your hand and get some of my treasures signed.. We can’t thank you enough for being so kind to us, please come back to Arizona again soon!!!

God bless Peter and Gigi Criss,

Robert F.
Tucson, AZ

Christian - May 2015

Hey Peter!

I'm just writing to tell my short story. I'm a KISS fan from Brazil, and watch an old tape from the farewell tour when I was 9 years old.

I turn out your fan on that hour! And I became a drummer because of you.
Thanks for being such an inspiration for me, of charisma, kindness and great drumming! Love you!

Attached is a pic of my old tattoo of the Catman.

All the best,

Christian

Davis - May 2015

Hey Peter,

Just wanted to thank you for sharing your stories in your book. I've read it at least 20 times. It's obvious that you're a man with a good heart that cares about others. I think that you showed real class at the RRHoF.

I would agree that Paul can't outsing you on his best day (although his voice is shot now anyhow). I love your vocals on "Baby Driver" and "Hard Luck Woman."

Anyhow, take care and best of luck. -David

Joseph - May 2015

Hi Peter

This is Joseph. I met you at Mad Monster Party today. I just wanted to say thanks again for having the chance to meet you! You're my number one idol in the drumming world! Keep rocking out on the drums! I hope to see you again next time!

Thank you very much!

Regan A. - April 2015

Thank you Peter for your autograph and drumsticks!  I love cats!

Regan A.

Steve C. - April 2015

A purrfect two for Tuesday! :) - Steve from KISS ARMY with Peter Criss!

Thomas - April 2015

Peter,

My son reminded me to send this to you!
Thomas at rock walk summer '13!

Hope this makes you smile! you are loved by the next generation too!!! awesome.

Peace!

Dan

Mark G. - March 2015

Dear Peter,

I'm a big fan and an artist, I have attached a painting that I did of you. I imagine you get a lot of artwork, but I hope you like it. After Elvis, Kiss was the first music that I fell in love with, when you left at the end of the seventies it just wasn't the same, it was like the Beatles without Ringo, incomplete. I don't want to take up too much of your time, but know that your fans love you. you were the heart and soul of a band that played a large part in my youth, and I hope that each day brings you happiness.

God Bless Peter, your the best.

Ronnie H. - March 2015

Peter:

I had hoped to get to the convention in Charlotte in March to meet you and request an autograph; but the dates conflict with my work. So won’t make it. I did want to share a photo from my high school 1977 Halloween carnival at which I, along with 3 pals, performed 3 songs as KISS. I played drums and guitar, but for this, felt compelled to be the “Cat Man”. This was at a small school in rural South Carolina, so as you can imagine, we turned quite a few heads. I did a cover of “Beth”, and later on that night, discovered the wonder of girls that liked boys that played and sang

Thanks for a lifetime of great music!

Ronnie H.

Sevda S. - March 2015

Hi peter hope all is well my name is sasha im a big fan of yours I'm from
melboune australia i wood like to no will you ever come to australia 4 a
visit hope to hear from you soon god bless you and your family.

Sevda S.

Sophia T . - February 2015

Good evening Mr Peter Criss, my name is Frank & I'm from Brownsville Tx. My eight year old daughter Sophia is a big fan of yours. I was wonder when will you be coming down to Texas to make an appearance, so i can give her the ultimate surprise of a life time??? She is a KISS fan & loves playing Beth. I know you're very busy person & would hope I could get a respond from you at your earliest convenience.

Thank you for your time & God bless.

Eli S. - February 2015

Eli is a serious drummer!

Katina S. - February 2015

Hi Mr.Criss!
I am honored to have been once posted on your website for 'Fans Speak', thank very much for that! I've been a KISS fan for a very long time. The whole band has inspired me so much building my own career. I just wanted to share with you and other Catman fans, a bit of my fabulous KISS filled room. Here I am holding the original Peter Criss 1978 solo album along with the poster in the back. Thank you for everything!

God bless.
-Katina

Tom L. - January 2015

Rockin' the Catman makeup Dressed to Kill style!

Louise M. - January 2015

Hello Peter the only true cat man,

I am writing to you to say Happy Birthday. May your day be very shiney.

Also I want to wish you and your beautiful wife Gigi Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healtht New Year.

Just want to say again thanks for being an ispiration to me. I am proud to
say I have made a Facebook Group that I have created own and am head Admin of called Peter Criss Catmans Lair.

Lots of luck with your new Cd I am glad that you are going to shine again.  I hope I get to meet you soon I still have and holding to gifts for you.

Take care I am glad that me and your fans still have some kind of connection with you.

God bless
Louise M.

Binghamton, NY - January 2015

Peter, Binghamton, NY loves you!