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Fans of the Month - 2021
Brian W. - August 2021

Hi Peter,

I just wanted to send you an email to say hello and to let you know how much you have inspired me over the last four decades. I started playing drums in the sixth grade (mid 1970’s) because I wanted to be like my “rock n roll hero”. I have seen Kiss in concert three times since 1980 and have always walked away I just total amazement. Just want to say thank you for being a positive role model for me.

Brian W.

Stein B. - August 2021

Want you to know! Norway loves you Have soo mutch respeckt og you and Your Music. You are the Catman …Bless you Peter.

Stein B.

Tom M. - August 2021

Peter – Thank you for being such a great part of my childhood. You were by far my favorite member of KISS. I essentially stopped listening to the band after you left. I live in the same town as you and always wished I would run into you. Anyway, if you read this, god bless you and your family. Thanks again.

Best,

Tom

 

Ken H. - July 2021

“In or out of makeup, I’ll always be the Catman….”

Saw that during the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame induction back then. Tears in my eyes and a fist pumped directly up. Peter, you are the *only* Catman, and will always be the definitive engine of Kiss. Forever and ever. God shine His light on you eternal.

My best to you,

Kenny

Lindsey P. - July 2021

Dear Peter Criss,

My name is Lindsey P. and I’m 21 years old and I have been in the KISS ARMY since 2015 and I just want to let you know that you are literally sooo awesome and amazing thank you. And in my heart you’ll always be the #1 Catman

Love,

Lindsey

Noel D. - July 2021

Dear Peter,

Thers so much I want to thank you for.. I live in Ireland, a small rural village called Dromahair... I've been a fan of Kiss and you since 1974..im 59 now.. I just wanted to send a bit of support to your stance on Kiss now, and I suppose the upcoming documentary. I fully and absolutely back you on your decisions to distance yourself. You are rock royalty and deserve to be treated as such.. And hey, I'm Irish, I'm upfront.. I didn't always agree with your decisions but in hindsight I fully accept and stand behind you.

God bless you and thank you for so, so many highlights in my life...

Love you and Gigi,

Noel

Sergio S. - June 2021

Hey Peter,

My name is Sergio S. and I am reaching out to thank you for your service to rock and roll and let you know of my appreciation for everything you've done to influence young musicians all over the world. I am a life long kiss fan and was singing shout it out loud before I could even finish a coherent sentence. My father says he played jobim through headphones on my mothers stomach when I was in the womb, but I'm convinced he snuck in Alive and Destroyer too. I started drumming when I was 6 years old and remember the torment of sitting down on the kit for the first time and realising I actually had to learn in order to play like you. That experience only motivated me, and now at the age of 18 I am in multiple bands in Phoenix and we are even covering parasite. I still believe you transferred some of your powers to me when I asked you to bless my drumsticks at your book signing years ago. I have always considered you the pope of drumming and I still have those same sticks on my mantle to hold whenever I need a bit of the blessed power. Overall I just wanted to say Thank You and I hope all is well. I attached a photo of me the halloween after I started drumming, dressed up as the one and only catman. God Bless

P.S. You may remember my father, he gave you a Frank Sinatra Hancarchef at the L.A. Forum Back during the reunion tour.

Leo and Luna - June 2021

Peter,

Hope all is well. Leo is enjoying a good read with his cat Luna. Your inspiration spans all generations. Wishing you all the best.

-Manuel and Mini Cat-man Leo + Luna

Michael M. - June 2021

Glad to hear the you got your covid shots. I have been fighting covid for 10 days and it’s been super tough. I started playing drums when my parents gave me a can of Lincoln logs. When I first heard you play you became my favorite. Thank you for the music. I still have a pic that I took of you at MSG in 1979. I would love to meet you one day to get your autograph. I attached the picture.

Stay safe and thank you!

Tetsu M. - May 2021

Dear Peter Criss,

I'm Tetsu M. in Tokyo Japan and it’s nice to meet you.

When I was a kid, I listened to a lot of music but when I heard KISS (original KISS) I was both shocked and excited! After that I became a musician. Yes, Peter and KISS led my life from then on.

I'm a musician and I manage two bands. The one band is “SCARFACE". We play Motown, R & B, Rock'n’Roll, disco, American hits and KISS songs at clubs and restaurants every night. The other band is... Yes, a KISS tribute band called "KISS FACE!"

Peter, you played a KISS song at the 2017 New York Last Live with a horn section. That was an amazing idea!  The KISS songs were so gorgeous and jazzy. I love that groove! I now also played KISS songs like you with a horn section. It sounds amazingly cool and the audience loves it!

I would like to sincerely thank you for putting that idea in the universe. It is spectacularly brilliant, genius and I owe you so much for doing it.

Every December, Monchiy and I have a KISS live show to celebrate Peter's birthday in Tokyo. Yes, Monchiy is my lifelong friend.

Of course, This year too, we had a party on Dec 20th to celebrate Peter's 75th birthday!

Paul, Gene and Ace each performed solo shows in Japan. Peter, on behalf of Japan, we hope that you perform here too.

Peter, you are a spectacular musician and an innovative performer, you have many great fans here in Japan and we all hope you the best and we all look forward to seeing you perform soon!

All the very best and Rock’N’Roll forever,

Tetsu M.

Marcelo R. - May 2021

Hi, Peter!!!

I just love you, man!!!  Always my preferred member from KISS, EVER!!!!
I got all of yur albuns, vinyls and CDs and a I hope someday I hope someday win an autograph on one of them! When it's possible, come to Brazil. Thanks for all gorgeous albums, man!

My best wishes to you, the only Catman!

Marcelo R.

Henry S. - May 2021

Dear Peter Criss,

My 5-year-old son, Henry, loves you and wanted to send you a picture he drew. (See attached; it’s you, playing the drums.) He watches the “I Was Made for Loving You” video daily, and wants to be Catman for Halloween.

Take care,

Virginia & Henry

Rodrigo S . - April 2021

Hi Pete!!!

I’m so happy!!! And do you know why?? ‘Cause I finally got these two gems!!!

Finally, my Peter Criss Collection is complete!

THANKS FOR THE GOOD MUSIC!!!! :D

Greetings from Bahía Blanca, Argentina

Rodrigo S.

Jonny C. - April 2021

Hi Peter,

Big fan of you and your music and you are also a big life inspiration of mine, thank you.

I just ordered your book and I can’t wait to read it!

I hope you’re keeping healthy during these tough times.

All the best from Wales.

Rock and Roll!

Jonny
Amy D. - April 2021

Dear Peter,

I hope this email finds you well, I'm writing to let you know how thankful that I am for you and your music.

Your music has helped me through some hard times recently and this makes me extremely appreciative of it and you as you are the one who brought it into the world!! All of the work that you did whilst in KISS and solo means so much to me. A particular favourite will always be "I Can't Stop The Rain" because the way that I have interpreted it has become a motto I use whenever I need help getting through tough times. Basically to me it means: I see the rain as anything difficult that heads my way that I must face and learn from, hence, I can't stop the rain because it is something that one shouldn't run from but should face. Keeping this in mind when I'm struggling really helps me get through difficulties and for this reason...you matter to me.

You're an extremely talented musician Peter and have touched the lives of so many people with your music and will continue to forever. Your 1978 solo album will always have a special place in my heart and I just wanted you to be aware of the impact that you have had on my life. I'm a younger KISS fan but I will carry your music with me throughout life.

I am glad that you are happily retired after a life of such legacy that will withstand for eternity. I really loved your drumming on your song with Richie Scarlet, it was powerful. You really do deserve everything that you've got. Keep rocking!

I will forever be indebted to you,

Amy

 

Frank H. - March 2021

Mr. Criss,

My grandfather has introduce me (10 yr old) to his favorite band when he was just a kid, at the same age he heard of KISS. I just want to tell you that I think your the greatest drummer. My favorite song you sing is Tossin’ and Turnin’.

Thanks for taking your time to read this.

Vito P. - March 2021

Hi Peter,

I just wanted to say that I finished your book and I loved it. It was brutally honest and blunt. I have been a Kiss fan since 1976 and have seen the band about 15 times. I would never even think of seeing the band without you and Ace. Without both of you, it’s not Kiss.

I read Ace’s book as well but it seems as though yours was willing to go places his was not. I loved the fact that you ended the book by talking about your spirituality. I agree 1000% that you must “forgive to live”.

I was in Barclays Center to see you guys get inducted, and I was absolutely thrilled that the committee realized that the four of you are the proper , and only , members to induct.

Wanted to say thanks for all the great memories in concert. I was only 11 when my brother started taking me to Kiss concerts and they were always incredible.

God bless and I wish for you another “nine lives!”

All the best,

Vito P.

Marjolein T - March 2021

Hey Peter

I Just saw and finished the unplugged Kiss video.. Yes I 'm a fan... When I was a teenager in 78 I was a fan of you because lots of Girls liked Paul more... And I Love cats so 1and1 is two... Your voice sounded so much better. I hope I write it in good English.. Because im from Holland I live near Amsterdam. And Alkmaar the cheese city with the best cheese. (Holland is' not that big haha)

Now im almost 57... Time flies and I show my kids the shows...
Well no more news for now Me and my cats and kids say hi and see you later Peter.

Love.

Marjolein T.

Patrick D. - February 2021

Not sure if you'll ever actually see this but thanks for the music and inspiration, CatMan.

I've told you this before but I was there in the crowd at Magic Mountain - my first Kiss concert. It meant everything to that 13 year old. Never lost that feeling from that night.

You made me pick up sticks. To this day 45 years later, still playing. Though only for myself these covid daze. That passion also landed me a job working at DW in the late '90's. I recall that time as some of the best years of my life. All the concert passes along with meeting some of my idols - including you. First was at the shop but the extended introduction was at the Ventura Theater. Hanging out backstage and just shooting the shit while on tour with Ace. That 13yo kid, who put on your make up annually for Halloween, I was beside myself. Thank you.

Later, watching the tiger kit go through production, was the production rehearsal at Dodger Stadium. Watching an entire concert with a handful of guests (okay, maybe 100), it was that same feeling at Magic Mountain.

So, again, thank you! I can't express enough the gratitude for what you've meant to me.

All the best,

Patrick D.

Walter R. - February 2021

Hi Peter,

I sent You this pic and this is my girl, she really loves you I became a huge kiss fan in 74. To this day you are my fav musician singer and player of all time. I have all your solo stuff too. My girl became a fan because of me and is awaiting surgery. She doesnt know I’m sending this letter only that I’m submitting the pic. She would be so so thrilled and happy to be on the wall of fans. I tried sending it twice not knowing if it got through. I don’t want to bother you guys and hope all is well.

I can’t wait to get my Catman and The Emperor record soon her pic is below that's geniune joy my good friend, we love you. The One & ONLY Catman!

Walter R.

Brooklyn C. - February 2021

Hello! How are you? I hope you are doing well in these troubling times. My name is Brooklyn, and I’m 21 from Tennessee (nope not from Brooklyn like everyone asks haha)

I just wanted to reach out and say thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the wonderful music you’ve created throughout the years. It changed my life forever. You have always been, and always will be, my favorite drummer of all time. I really wish I could’ve seen a show with you in it live at least once, but hey, YouTube will do :)

I also read your book, and I just wanted to say that on top of you having a very wild and interesting life, you’re a very brave and fierce fighter too! I really admire that and even inspires me to persevere throughout my own struggles in life. All in all you’re one of a kind in all the best ways.

I hope this message finds you well. I’m sure you get bombarded with emails. But if you happen to stumble upon mine I hope it makes you smile :)

God bless,

Brooklyn C.

Pastor Brian J. - January 2021

Mr. Criss,

Hello! Thank you for being the inspiration for my drumming career for that began forty four years ago when I was thirteen seeing you in KISS.

Today on your seventy fifth birthday, I had the joy of playing drums with with two sons and daughter on keyboards in our church Christmas Services.

This beautiful event in my life honoring the Lord on your birthday is very special because of you.

Continue living strong and living long!

God bless you,

Pastor Brian J.

Marla L . - January 2021

Hey Peter,

I've been a fan since I was a little boy.

This is the first time I ever tried to contact you, but you inspired me to become a drummer. I could play a trap set at the age of 5. Oh and by the way Happy Birthday. I know you don't have a lot of time, but I hope this reaches you well.

God bless.

Kalle I. - January 2021

Dear Peter

I am a kid of Sweet, ABBA, 10CC and ELO - but suddenly it was ALL Stones, Status Quo and KISS!!!

I still listen to your early albums - once in a while - and looove the
songs/beat/rythm still!!!

I’m 55, you’re 75...

But GODDAMIT! Youre my best friend - Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas, I love you

God Bless

Kalle I.
Sweden

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