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Fans of the Month - 2019
Mario M. - December 2019

My son Mario is 9 years old and a huge KISS fan. He wanted to emulate his favorite member this past Halloween. I think he did well!

Thanks for everything.

God Bless,

Sarah M.

Billy K. - December 2019

Hi Peter,

My name is Billy K, 24 years old from a little place north of Australia called Darwin.

Firstly would like to say that your music and time in KISS has had a huge impact on my life. Although I didn't grow up in the era of music greatness (the 70s) I was lucky enough I had uncles who showed me real music. That's where you guys come in ... Ace, Peter, Gene, Paul. Thats KISS.

Although I had to go back in time to watch vhs/dvds to see you guys in action during the 70s era. My first thought was, "these guys are real life superheros". I didnt have spiderman or superman, I had the hottest band in the world KISS.

As I got older I payed more attention to the sound of the music rather than the theatrics. I was sold. KISS is the greatest band in the world.

I was 6 years old when I saw my first KISS concert in 2001 Adelaide, Australia but you had just left the band. I've been lucky enough to see the band a few times now but never the original four which kills me to this day.

This year I got married and my wife and I visited NYC for our honeymoon and went past the famous 10 E 23Rd St Loft, wow if only I was a fly on the war during the early 70s. Also went past your hand print at The Guitar Center in LA.

Peter, you have been an inspiration to me and I know to many others. What you Paul, Gene and Ace bought to life was amazing to the point where I have Rock n Roll Over album cover tattooed in side my forearm.

This email is just to say thank you for the great music you provided us all with.

Only One CATMAN

God bless,

Billy K.

Eliaz D. - December 2019

Today a month ago I was able to witness the best day of my life. I met Peter Criss!

My name is Elias D. I'm the guy who was dressed like Peter in the Kiss movie the phantom of the park. I don't have enough words to thank every gesture, every word and every second I spend with Gigi and Peter.

When a person knows his greatest idol he automatically feels invaded with happiness and dreams to achieve, because now I want to be just like you, Peter.

God bless you, Gigi and yours. I hope to see you again soon.
Hugs with all my heart!

Eliaz D.

Bristol C. - November 2019

Hello,

Sometime last month my 4 year old discovered KISS, and has sincebecome a super megaobsessed fan, for all the obvious reasons. It came seemingly out of nowhere, but sheis over the top about it, it’s all she talks about anymore. Peter Criss is specifically the member she is drawn to. I took a small clip of her last night, and  she asked me to send it to Peter Criss, so I thought I should at least do my part and try! Nobody has set her up to this- it’s 109% her idea, and it wasn’t rehearsed. Her name is Bristol.

John S. - November 2019

Hey Peter,

Huge Kiss fan but not of the Current Kiss lineup.To be honest without Ace and especially you this band isn’t the same.Thanks for all the great songs you contributed and all the drum tracks.Real kiss fans know how this lineup couldn’t hold a candle to the old kiss lineup.  I was hoping to come to the Atlantic City show to get a pic with you and an autograph but the dates might not work out.Im trying to get there tho with my son.I met you a long time ago a show that you and ace did in the meadowlands and you were so nice.Anyway God bless you and hope to meet you in Ac.

John S

Jay L. - November 2019

Hi, Peter! Just wanted to say that just before Summer kicked into full vigor, my nine year old son, Jake did a drum solo in his school’s talent show. He did his own solo for the beginning and then, incorporated your Gene Krupa style solo parts, where you use the cowbell in the rhythm. It went over really well! He loves Kiss ALIVE and he loves PETER CRISS!! Thank you for all the inspiration over the years!

Jay L.
Nova Scotia, Canada

Robert - October 2019

Mr. Criss-

I was a massive KISS fan in the 70’s, growing up in Chicago. I started out on drums and was of course, enamored with “The Catman” in KISS. I later moved on to guitar when my drum set mysteriously vanished one day while I was at school (yep, family thought it was the end to me making noise).

I’ve had a lot of fun in the lower ranks of the music biz and have retired. People ask why I don’t play anymore and I say, “i’m using the time and energy to help my sons”. Now I have a seven year old who is a major rocker. His favorite band is KISS and he loves “The Catman”. Thought you would love to know your work as a drummer is inspiring a whole new generation.

[P.S., He’s actually quite good, albeit only really doing straight time signature. But he’s got the kick and the snare in the right places.]

-Robert

Bill H. - October 2019

You are the original, best, talented kiss drummer ever. Singing, drumming abilities unmatched period. Style, rock n roll is all about this. I'm a drummer because of musicians like you, Bonham, Moon, Krupa, Rich, etc. I'm now 55 and still have my drums in basement. Been in bands on and off, but when I sit to play to warm up, 100.000.000 thousand years is the song.

Just a little reach out to The Catman.

With love,

Bill H.

Johnny D. - October 2019

Hey Pete,

Just to let u know, there is no Kiss w/o Peter Criss & Ace. U were the best drummer with the best solo (100,000 years on Kiss Alive).

Love ya man,

Johnny D.

John Y. - September 2019

Peter,

Just wanted to reach out and tell you how much you and your music has always ment to me. The attached photo is from sometime in h mid 70s, I must have been around 7 at the time. I am 49 now and still a huge fan of yours. I just finished reading your book and must say it was amazing. The raw honesty and heartfelt stories.... I loved it, and will re-read it again soon I am sure. I hope to meet you one day If your appearance schedule and my time/location can work out. Until then keep rocking and I will kept
following!!

John Y.

Liam R. - September 2019

Hello Peter, you are one of my favorite drummers of all time and in my opinion you are one of the greatest drummers who ever lived, you had the best swing and feel of any rock drummers of the era, I just wanted to say how much I respect you and your musical career

Sincerely,

Liam R.

Henk B. - September 2019

Dear Peter,

40 years ago I first saw you on TV. It was the start of my love for rock music in and KISS in particular. A love that is still here today. Because of you I started to play the drums after I heard the solo on Alive! It was a life changing experience for me (at the age of 9!) Now I'm here , forty years later, still listening to KISS and other rock bands. I was Lucky enough to meet you one day back in 1993 or 1994 at a KISS convention in Amsterdam. I still have the signed Hotter Than Hell album! Thank you for the music, thank you for the love for playing drums. May you have a good life with your loved ones.

Best Regards,

Henk B.
Almere, The Netherlands

Leo R. - August 2019

Mr. Criss,

Hope this correspondence finds you well. I wanted to pass on this photo of my son Leo at his drum set, doing his best Peter Criss impression. He loves your former band, but his absolute favorite member is none other than the Catman. He rocks out to all of the tunes, and insisted on a microphone so he can sing along to tunes like Mainline and Black Diamond while he plays.

He’s 4 years old and already has great taste in music. If you ever come to Nevada, we will be the first in line to buy tickets to your show!

I know your inbox is likely flooded with fan mail, but I figured it’s worth a shot.

You have brought joy to countless people around the world.

Take care,

Manuel R.

P.S. Your book was fantastic! Inspiring and fun to read. I felt like you were there telling the story in the same room over a couple of beers. You are a National treasure my man.

Sarah G. - August 2019

Dear Mr. Criss,

I would just like to begin by saying thank you very much. I’m a huge fan of your music, and songs like You Matter to Me and Beth have helped me feel wanted when I’m feeling my worst. I know it sounds cheesy but hearing a voice tell me that I matter has pulled me out of dark places and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to really say how grateful I am to you for that.

I’m sorry if you’re tired of hearing about your time with Kiss when you’ve done other stuff, it’s just that your music has helped me so much in my personal life. Additionally, you have a very beautiful voice and a real talent for drumming.

To conclude, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you’ve done. I will always be grateful.

Sincerely,

Sarah G.

Carlotta C. - August 2019

Dear Peter Catman,

First I tell you that my English is not very good, so I try, my name is Edna C. and I live in the Republic of Panama.

I write because my daughter, Carlotta, likes Kiss Band, she loves the cat man, the star boy, the demon and the astronaut, she is only 5 years old, next August 6 is her birthday.

She listened to her music one day that my husband and I played rock music of remembrance and since that day I am in love with you to a point that listens to you daily, since you are in school learning English, you do not speak it fluently, however you love to hear it.

He asked me to write to them so they would know that they have a fan in Panama and that he would like to hug them, I know that it is difficult but as a mother I am fulfilling in doing the diligence.

Regards,

Edna and Carlotta

Patrick V. - July 2019

Hey Peter,

This is Patrick V. from Detroit. During the conventions I had the fortunate of getting brought up on stage to play Do You Love Me me with Gene, Paul, Eric, and Bruce. They were all great and It was a moment that I’d never forget. Unfortunately I’ve never got to meet my drum hero and the person that made me want to play since 2 years old. And that’s ok. I don’t have to meet you. But I do have to personally tell you how much of a true inspiration you were to me. I remember being 5 and watching KISS live 1977 Huston TX. And watching you play and sing was so important to the musician that I am now. So from the bottom of my heart. Truly and sincerely. THANK YOU PETER.

Much love Catman

Patrick

Joe J. - July 2019

Hello Peter,

I had to write and genuinely thank you for your incredible and priceless musical talent and many contributions to KISS and the music world in general! I truly hope you will come to or near Louisville, KY for your fantastic Meet & Greet and Autograph sessions in 2019 or 2020, as I am among your large number of fans in Kentucky. These events of yours are magical and such a privilege to attend! Your life story and strong Faith is a true inspiration to us all, and you will be remembered Forever and loved as an original and most treasured member of KISS....The Greatest Band Ever! Thank You & My Best Wishes Always to you Peter!

Most Respectfully,

Joe J.

Joseph R. - July 2019

Dear Peter,

I just wanted to say how much of a fan of yours I am. I am 16 years old and have been a HUGE Kiss fan ever since I heard of you guys several years ago. You and Ace have always been the coolest members of Kiss and you have inspired me to take up playing music.

The 70's Kiss albums are phenomenal (Alive 1 is my favourite) and are what got my interested in Rock n Roll itself. On the contrary to what others say, I love your 1978 solo album. I know it's cliché but your music really has changed my life.

You'll always be the REAL Catman of Kiss!

Joseph R.

Luna Rose T. - June 2019

I've been a kiss fan since 1996 I never thought I would ever get the privilege to meet you but I did once and what you said to me will stay with me forever thank you for being so kind you truly care about you're fans, though it was brief you said that's my rock n roll girl, you have no idea what that meant to me after we met I cried for hours you have a beautiful soul i love you Peter!! I cherish this picture forever my beautiful catman!!

Luna Rose T.

Jim H. - June 2019

Peter, Gigi,

Hello, I wanted to follow up from when we met you in Orlando at the Spooky Empire when you signed my Paul Stanley guitar from the 1979 Lakeland Civic Center concert.

I attached a picture of the shadowbox that I had made. I ended up finding a great set of lithographs on line that made the art perfect. It's a shame that the rose that I caught from Peter that night disintegrated a few years ago or somehow I would have incorporated that too.

Anyways, I hope you two are doing well and I wanted to thank you for helping me fulfill a dream of getting the guitar signed by all original members and mounting it. It's in my living room and everyone that has seen it say it should be in a museum, I respond, "It is, the Jim Hall Museum!"

Take care,

Jim H

Elizabeth B. - June 2019

Hey Peter,

I’m Elizabeth, I’m 16 and a huge fan of you—especially your solo work! I did a painting recently and thought I should reach out and show you! I hope you enjoy it!

Elizabeth B.

Wayne S. - May 2019

Hello Peter,

Hope this message finds you well. Just want to say thank you for your music, and being such a part of my life growing up. You are and always & forever will be the one & only, true Catman! If I could have 1 wish granted in this world, it would be to see you in YOUR MAKEUP, one more time singing "BETH"! That is YOUR song, nobody else's! Much love & well wishes to you, Mr. Criss!

Wayne S.

Lawrence L. - May 2019

I've been revisiting your 1978 SOLO ALBUM and while I didn't know it then, I was 12, yours was and is the best of the four. I really enjoy listening to it while I drive!

BTW, I love BABY DRIVER from Rock and Roll Over! You wrote that, right?

Lawrence L.

Jem B. - May 2019

Peter,

Just a short brief note to express my appreciation and my respect for you. You will always be the best! Nothing else needs to be said, you're a very class artist and we all love you. Thanks for all that you gave us.

Fan From Alabama.

Jem B.

Lea-Anne G. - April 2019

Hi Peter,

Just wanted say I’m a huge fan of yours ... I still have a bracelet I got in my teens with your name on it... I got to see my first concert of Kiss with you  in it late in my adult years.. money was very tight while I was growing up and I had children very young.. I just wanted to show you a cake that I had made for my 50th! I didn’t want to eat it because it looked so good! Thanks for taking time to read this and I don’t expect you to reply back as I know your very busy.

Lea-Anne G.

Leroy P. - April 2019

Dear Peter,

I am writing you to tell you something you already know. That to me, like so many fans, YOU were the reason I wanted to be a drummer. Limited funds prevent me from traveling very much but I have always wanted to meet you and talk about drums and concerts and music in general. You may not be touring anymore but you will always be one of THE best drummers around. When I was a kid my parents wouldn't let me go to concerts. When I was older the line-up had obviously changed. I wanted to see all four original members. So I waited. No matter how many times people told me to "give it up" or "It'll never happen", I waited. In '96 I saw you with kiss at the Spokane colosseum (now the veteran's memorial arena) for the reunion concert. It lived up to all the expectations I had and more. As many, many fans have already stated, you may not be touring but you are still in our thoughts and our hearts. May God bring you and your family all his blessings. Thank you so much for being an amazing drummer, an inspiration to many and for just being you.

Your friend in rock and faith,

Leroy P.

Cameron H. - April 2019

Hi Peter,

My name is Cameron I’m 15 (16 in September) and I’m from the UK. You are my favourite member of KISS and I love your solo work. I was a fan of you before I was ever a fan of KISS due to your Cat#1 album, I love everything that you’ve ever done in your solo career even One For All, your 78 solo album is my favourite of them all, I own all of your albums apart from Let Me Rock You and One For All And I cant wait to hear the new rock album when it finally comes out. I would also like to say that you have inspired me to play drums, I don’t actually play yet as my parents say that the kit I want won’t fit in my room but one day I will. Your one of my hero’s and idols and I would love to meet you one day. I also loved your book and your acting and would love to see you in more movies/tv shows. I hope this email finds you and your beautiful wife Gigi in good health and I look forward to receiving your reply.

Long live the real Catman!

Your number one fan,

Cameron H.

Clifton W. - March 2019

My name is Clifton Williams I am 52 years old.. I've been listening to you and the Boys since I was 7 years old......just want to say Hope life is treating you well and your family also o have 14 grandkids now and my grand daughter Gracie,Love lids meets the phantom of the park... And Hard Luck woman and Of course "Beth" ..

We absolutely Love ya...

Best Wishes,

Clifton W.

Steve - March 2019

When I was 16 I got the Double Platinum CD-must've been around 1995. My older brother and I didn't know anything about Kiss until we played those songs.  People say that your music was all stage show appeal; well I disagree. There were no pictures of the band on the disc, but I instantly was hooked on your songs. Your beats are really one of a kind. What can I say, "It don't mean a thing if you ain't got that swing."

God Bless,

Steve

William M. - March 2019

When I was a kid I saw u on tv playing strutter I was blown away you inspired me sooo much I’m almost 60 and started late so I’m still banging the skins I use some of what I heard u do I recorded recently with my band and one of the shuffle grooves u taught me I used it’s one of my favorite songs thank you so much u are one of my favorites and kiss ended when u and ace left you all were and are the tops.

Sincerely.

William M.

Gunther M. - February 2019

Just wanted to reach out and say Hello. You were one of The Greats that got Me Pounding The Skins. Thank You (I think?) I would never consider Seeing or Purchasing Anything by Your Former Group, without You or Ace.SCREW THAT! Anyway.......Happy New Year Pete!

Gunther M.

Alexandra S. - February 2019

Hi Peter,

I've been a fan of kiss and especially you since I can remember. I love you and hope you have a wonderful birthday and the best holiday season.... I hope to meet you one day!!! Much love to you!

Alexandra S.

Anita - February 2019

Hello Peter.

My name is Anita and it was truly a pleasure meeting you and Gigi. I don't think I will ever forget it. You're a very genuine man. The world could use more people like you. Although I didn't get to see you perform with KISS it was great memories that kept me praying to meet you somehow. KISS is never ever going to be the same without you and Ace. Beth is by far my very favorite song! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! You're the one and only Catman! No substitute will ever replace you. Hope to see you again soon.

Love you Catman!

Anita

Alyce S. - January 2019

Thought you might like what I made.

Alyce S.

Wade and Ashley L. - January 2019

Happy birthday Peter!

My wife and I met you and Gigi at the LA Expo. Meeting you was incredibly moving for  me as you inspired me to play drums which I’ve done for years now.

Today I am getting your portrait tattoo’d in honor of you. I will be live streaming it and will also send a pic when it’s done.

God bless you and Gigi . You both are amazing people!

Love,

Wade and Ashley L.

Charlie M. - January 2019

To Peter, The one, The only - Catman

Greetings from Adelaide, Australia! I am 17 years old and you are the reason I first picked up a KISS album. I remember being 4 years old watching the 1976 concert at Cobo Hall and just being blown away by the sound and sights of YOUR band, KISS. It was a moment that defined my life. Hearing and watching you screech the lines “you’ve got nothin to lose!!” To the captivating, tribal sounding jazz drum groove in “100,000 years”. Your talents have proven to be my inspiration. Your influence has stayed with me for life. You are my superhero. While other kids had superhero birthday parties, here I was dressed as you and converting all my school friends into members of the KISS Army. As Gene Krupa was to you, you are to me. I wanted to be Peter Criss. From the bottom of my heart, god bless you. I love and thank you for all you have done for myself. Hope to see you in Australia again soon. As I was not even born yet to see you, it’d be an absolute dream to see and meet you one day. My wish is your command.

Charlie M.

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