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Fans of the Month - 2018

Alex Z. - June 2018

Hi Peter,

This is your biggest, (smallest)fan Alex. Alex wanted to send you a little note saying how much he loves and wants to be just like you! Alex is 5 years old and started to bang on my pots and pans around 2. I knew he needed to get a drum set just like his mom did. We both have been inspired by you and your drumming. Thank you!, and god bless!!

Much love,

Alexia and Alex Z.

Mark G. - June 2018

Got the signature done from Mad Monster, Charlotte, and the cat!!!

Thanks Peter!

Joseph E. - June 2018

Hi Peter

This is Joseph. I met you at Mad Monster Party in Charlotte. I just wanted to say thanks for having the chance to see you for the second time! You're my number one idol in the drumming world! You’re the one who REALLY inspired me to become a drummer! Keep rocking out on the drums! I hope to see you again next time! I’ve attached the photo of me and you.

Thank you very much!

Donna T. - May 2018

Hi Peter,

I’m sure you’ve seen a million photos of your fans dressed as you and I honestly hope you won’t mind seeing one more. This is me, “back in the day,” from October 1977. My friends and I decided to go out trick-or-treating dressed up as KISS. Since you were my favorite band member - still true today - I was going to be The Catman!

I spent hours with glitter and glue to get my outfit just right, not to mention all the time I sat in front of a mirror practicing my makeup. When Halloween arrived I was ready! A pair of drumsticks completed my look and I was quite pleased with the result.

My heart melted the first time I heard the song “Beth.” I thought it was beautiful and sad and romantic - true love’s triple threat! My world stood still. It’s timeless and I feel the same way about it today as I did all those years ago. KISS was such a big part of my life back then and the memories are very special.

One last thing, my favorite album cover from the original KISS lineup is “Dressed To Kill.” So cool. You all look awesome but oh how I love Gene’s clogs!

All the best -

Donna

Matthew, Melissa and Alex P. - May 2018

Peter,

It was awesome to see you and GiGi again, and to let us tell you our story of our son was even more awesome. I was looking through some pictures and the fact that you were still wearing your "team alex" bracelet almost brought a tear to my eye. We think you guys are great people and can't wait for the next opportunity to see you again!!!

Matthew, Melissa and Alex P.

Michael M. - May 2018

Hello Peter I just wanted to thank you for all of the years of great music and for being the coolest CAT I know. The best years of rock & roll were the 1970’s and that is the era I grew up in and you had captured my attention in my childhood and I was hooked and became a serious and loyal fan for life. The best years of KISS were in the 1970’s and growing up I purchased every vinyl album and every magazine I could possibly get. My walls in my room were plastered with KISS posters and pages out of magazines. I always hoped that one day I could meet my rock hero and stand beside him and get to shake his hand and tell him how he had made a huge impact in my life with the music the make up and costume. KISS will always be in my memories of all the good times I had as a child growing up and listening to KISS. I met you this year in New Jersey March 2. I drove two hours to Chicago and flew to Newark then took a train to the nearest station and then took a taxi to the hotel. I met you Friday night and I was beyond excited to meet you. I barley slept a wink the night before. You were such a great host very kind and took the time to talk with me and autograph some of the items I had brought with me. It was such an honor to meet you and your lovely wife. I was very happy to see how much you truly appreciate your loyal fans, I could see it in your smile and your conversation that you appreciate us as we also appreciate you. I have dedicated a part of myself to you to show my appreciation. I finally got my Peter Criss tattoo and it looks amazing it took 5 hours to complete this work of art. Thank you for all you have done and all you continue to do for your fans.

Peace & Love

Michael M.

Joseph - April 2018

Hi Peter

This is Joseph. I met you at Mad Monster Party in Charlotte. I just wanted to say thanks for having the chance to see you for the second time! You're my number one idol in the drumming world! You’re the one who REALLY inspired me to become a drummer! Keep rocking out on the drums! I hope to see you again next time! I’ve attached the photo of me and you.

Thank you very much!

Jeseph

Brian P. - April 2018

Hi Peter! (and Gigi!)

Just wanted to take a moment and say that it was great meeting you at Horror Con NJ the other day. There was so much i would have liked to say, but not enough time! You were truly my inspiration for playing the drums (and singing) and while i just play in local bars, it has changed my life. I had some serious health issues a few years ago and drumming really was my therapy. I'm not sure what i would have done otherwise to help me through it.

You signed my arm when i was there and i did get it tattooed in! You're with me for life! Thanks for being so down to earth and just an all around great guy. Hope to see you on stage one more time!

I've attached the photo of my tattoo so you can see it finished.

Take care,

Brian

Walter R. - April 2018


Peter.

Man, I'm a 50 yr old fan in Portland, I will die happy if I can ever meet you, I feel LIke were brothers man, I love only Kiss with you, After I read Paul Stanleys book I threw Out all my kiss stuff except the stuff from 1974-79 the Criss era & that's the Best era The real Kiss, I love you man, I hope I can meet you someday, Ill prob cry like a girl. I hate what Paul said about you in his book, So I don't wanna make you mad I just like writing you, I wish we were friends Man your the coolest & were my fav rock star the first one I ever had in 1974 and still are I'm 50 I had a breast scare but found out it was gynecomastia I cant thank you enough to know if I got it I could and would have you to understand and your support Thanks for being a Bad Ass drummer & Humanitarian sorry if I write to much, I one day dream to make it on the fan wall but I prob cant with my Paul comment but he pissed me off, but who needs negativity, you earned the time to take it easy, I'm glad to see your supporting John Harts book.

Walter

Sara, Josh & Tristan - March 2018

Dear Peter & Gigi,

We just wanted to thank you both again for your kindness. You were so sweet to give Tristan the cap and the photos! You have no idea just how much that meant to us. He is still over the moon! We truly appreciate everything you did to make his experience meeting The Catman extra special. You both are amazing!! I hope we get a chance to see you again someday. Don't forget, Tristan will make you some hot dogs and chips anytime!

Love, Sara, Josh & Tristan

Sean and Angela W. - March 2018

Thank you, Peter and Gigi!

I want to thank you both for spending a little extra time with Sean Saturday in Charlotte, NC. My son called me after he spoke to you and Gigi (I was not able to come along), and was in tears, happy tears. Thank you both for being caring and asking him about his medical issues. Sean was very moved and I haven’t seen him smile so much! He already has his picture framed and sitting on his fireplace mantle. Also, thank you for mentioning God to him, Sean has lost some of his faith throughout the years, and hearing you mention this to him while you went through your breast cancer I’m sure sparked his belief again. You and Gigi are wonderful people. Take care, and thank you again. I hope Sean will meet you again in the future.

Angela W.

Steve C. - March 2018

Right this way...
To the MAN of the Day.
PETER CRISS!
Man what a TRIP! :)

Just couldn't miss the chance to meet up, and 'make-up' again for the one and only original Catman himself. And, obviously catch up and take a current photo or 3 while I had the opportunity. And, once again a truly fantastic experience! I've got the coolest hero ever~

Peter: "Come over here Peter!"
Me: "I ain't the man... You are." ;)
So cool... and this time, after presenting him with a few sentimental gifts all of which he didn't have: Gene Krupa CD, Baretta Season One DVD set that he totally loved! And a copy of Rolling Stone with HIM on the cover (loved it as well!) and, well, a few KISS ARMY Tshirts for him and Gigi that he said he'd wear to sleep in! lol. He invited me to sit next to him in the "electric chair" as he called it and said "this is so weird to take a picture with myself" lol.
How special... "You're a good kid Steve." He said with a smile~ awww (*I'm 51 Peter ;) )

So awesome! And taking pictures with the fans of Mad Monster Party and even guests in his representation was a thrill within itself until I found myself in the grips of terror that is. :/ lol.

**also I need to mention the very kind words Peter gave me after we took these awesome photos together, as he gave me mad props for the whole makeup and costuming effort for him and the event again. "Man, once again really great job on everything man. All of it man. Seriously. I know what a bitch that is to go through with all of that. lol. Trust me. It ain't easy that's for sure." Me: "It was my pleasure." This was just before telling me I was a "good kid". Totally worth the trip all the way from Ky. After all. This *is my childhood hero we're talking about. And there's only 1 Peter Criss! :)

Thanks so much for reading everybody! Awesome stuff. Hope to do it again soon!

Steve C./KISS ARMY - The Coolest Band In The World. Thanks again Peter! Always #1.

William B. - February 2018

Hi Peter

I’m 11 and I’ve been a KISS fan ever since I was 5. When I was 5 I used to put make up on and pretend to play guitar and drums to KISS songs. I’ve just recently started collecting records. Of course my first record had to be was a KISS one! As you can see I bought an original 1974 pressing of Hotter Than Hell. I’m going to try to get all of the KISS LP’s from 1974-1977 because in my opinion that was the best era of KISS. My favourite albums are the first 4 KISS, Hotter Than Hell, Dressed To Kill and Destroyer. I’d like to thank you for all of the great music that you have created over the past 4 decades. My dream is to some day meet you or Ace. Once again thank you for the music.

From William B.

Matt S. - February 2018

Pete

Just wanted to say out of the four memoirs from your former band mates, Yours, really resonated with me. It had a real down to earth honest feel to it. Thanks for opening up about a lot of things. You're a survivor, cat.

Bless you brother. keep on rockin'. Met you backstage at a kiss meet n greet in the early 2000's.  It was truly a pleasure.

Matt S.

Tomm H. - February 2018

Hey there Peter,

I just wanted to tell you that you inspired me from an early age...always thought you were amazing...been playing drums since I was 7 (I'm 57 now). I learned everything you did back in the day. I never personally got to meet you, but seen KISS 8 times before you left the band...only seen them once with E.C. Anyway, I know how busy you must be, but just wanted you to know how much you've meant to me all of these years...I love you Brother..Take Care and God bless you and your family...

With Love,

Tomm H

Robert and Mary M . - January 2018

My wife Mary carved this in high. shcool we were dating way back then it
still hangs on our wall you were her favorite.

Happy Birthday,

Robert and Mary M.

Ben B . - January 2018

Hi Peter,

just want to let you know I’m your biggest fan! To me KISS will always be Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley! Your the one and only Catman! I became a diehard KISS fan in 1996 during the reunion tour! Thank you for all the great music you brought into my life! You are an inspiration to me as a person and a Christian! I wish I could meet you and Ace someday and have you sign my KISS tattoo! I’ve met Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, but I need to meet you and Ace Frehley! I love you Peter and I love KISS!

Check out my KISS tattoos!

Ben B.

Leon C . - January 2018

Hello Peter

Hope you remember me at the Melbourne convention I told you the story of how our surnames were similar and that i was one of the most popular kids at school becouse i used to say were related. ...you and Gigi had a big laugh out of that All that said it was an honour to meet you,you were a true gentleman and Gigi was just awesome. .as the catman says to everyone and ill return it to you GOD BLESS YOU PETER CRISS for all the good time.

Leon C.