Happy Anniversary Peter & Gigi!

May 3rd, 2016 marks the 18th Wedding Anniversary of Peter and Gigi Criss!
We at PeterCriss.net wish you many more years of happiness together!

Remo Belli
1927-2016

I was honored to know such a wonderful man and am thankful  for the 40 plus years I have been with Remo company.  They have always been so good to me.  The drum world feels the loss.

God bless,

Peter Criss

Click Here for a Special In Memory Message from Remo

Prince
1958-2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and fans of Prince.
He was an iconic musician and performer who will be sorely missed.

God bless,

Peter & Gigi Criss

10th Annual Beauty Ball
April 16th, 2016

The Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care is proud to announce our 10th annual Beauty Ball on Saturday, April 16th, 2016. Please join us at 6:30 pm at The Robert J. Collins Arena at Brookdale Community College.  Guests from all over the Tri-State Area come to the Beauty Ball each year to enjoy a very special evening, and help support the Beauty Foundation’s mission to ease the financial strains associated with battling cancer, and to allow patients and their families to focus on the most important thing; beating the disease.

Click Here for Details and Donation Information

Happy Easter

Wishing you a happy and safe Easter Sunday.

God Bless,

Peter Criss

George Martin
1926-2016

Our love and respect to one of the greatest producers of Rock n' Roll.
Sending love and prayers to his family, friends, and fans.
Thank you for all the music.

God bless,

Peter & Gigi Criss

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope you all have a wonderful day with your sweetheart!

God bless,

Peter Criss

Peter Criss to Appear at
Texas Frightmare Weekend

Founding KISS drummer, Peter Criss, will be appearing at the 11th Annual Texas Frightmare Weekend, April 29 - May 1, 2016.  The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel located at the Dallas/Forth Worth Airport.  Come out and meet the one and only Catman in person!

Visit Our Appearances Page for Details

Beth Featured in 101 Greatest
American Rock Songs Magazine

Beth, written by Peter Criss, is featured in the special article titled Big Hit B-Sides in the current issue of 101 Greatest American Rock Songs and The Stories Behind them.  Originally the B-Side to the single Detroit Rock City, Beth went on to become the most successful hit single for the iconic supergroup, KISS.

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Autographed 1979 Peter Criss Photo
Up for Charity Auction

Famed rock photographer Mark Weiss and founding KISS drummer Peter Criss have donated an autographed photo of Peter Criss in action in 1979 taken by Weiss to be auctioned off to support the Light of Day Foundation for Parkinson's research.  Click the link below for details on the photo and how to place your bid!

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Glenn Frey
1948-2016

We lost one more iconic rock star and musical legend.  I love his music.  I am a big Eagles fan.  His music got me through many journeys of my life.  Whether the songs were up or down beat, the feelings were undeniably there.  Glenn Frey was top shelf. We lost another great artist.

God bless, see you up there,

Peter Criss

David Bowie
1947-2016

In the 70s when we were putting KISS together, I heard David's music and loved it.  The word on the street was that he was the new Messiah of Rock n' Roll.  The King of Glam, Ziggy Startdust, David Bowie.  He was performing at Radio City Music Hall.  It was an epiphany to me.  The hall went dark and down he came in a glowing ball from the top of the theater and hundreds of stars twirled around and around the theater. He had orange hair, a lightning bolt across his face, spandex, and platform boots.  I was addicted.  His musical influence to the world and his image inspired so many bands, including ours.  I love the man and his music. The song Fame, the words are forever.  We have lost on this earth one of the great musical geniuses.  See you in heaven, David.

Love and thank you,

Peter Criss

Our love and prayers go out to your family, friends, and fans around the world.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone!
I wish you a joyous and safe 2016!

God Bless,

Peter Criss

Volkswagen Commercial Featuring Beth

The brand new Volkswagen commercial features KISS' biggest hit, Beth,
written by founding band member, Peter Criss!

Thanks, Volkswagen!

Merry Christmas 2015

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas.  Be safe and enjoy your loved ones.

God Bless,

Peter Criss

Happy 70th Birthday, Peter Criss!
December 20, 2015

Happy birthday, Peter. You should be so proud of your life.  You have brought so much joy, wonderful memories, and have inspired so many people to create music . I love you so much my wonderful husband.  Not many men can say they have achieved their dreams.  You have surpassed yours and have touched so many lives. God has truly blessed you and in turn you have blessed so many.  Thank you KISS fans for all the love and support you have given Peter all these years.  It means the world to him.  I pray we have many more years to share together!

I love you forever,

Gigi

On behalf of all the fans around the world we would like to wish a very happy 70th birthday to the one and only Catman, Peter Criss!  We hope you have a wonderful day and many, many more to come!

Happy Birthday, Peter!

Ralph Asbury and everyone at PeterCriss.net

John Lennon
December 8, 1980

It has been 35 years since John Lennon was assassinated.   His music changed the world and changed my life, as well as many others.    As our world is still in trouble,  to quote the great John Lennon,   "All You Need is Love."

God bless,

Peter Criss

Pearl Harbor
December 7, 1941

December 7, 1941 surely is a day that will live in infamy.  Please take a moment to
remember all the men and women who gave their lives for our freedom.

God bless,

Peter Criss

Scott Weiland
October 27, 1967 – December 3, 2015

Our love and respect go out to the family, friends, and fans of Scott Weiland.
Scott was a great showman and artist and will be missed.

God bless,

Peter Criss

4th Annual Living in Sin Party Raises over $8,000 for
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Thank you to Jeff Hopkins, Denise Hopkins, and Andy Moyen for putting together the 4th Living in Sin Party as a fundraising event before the recent Kiss Kruise.  They raised over $8,000 at the event for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  It was our pleasure to donate some autographed items to help with the event!  Thank you to Jeff, Denise, Andy, and all of the members of the Kiss Army who participated in the event!  God Bless, Peter Criss

Click Here to See Photos from the Event

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!  Enjoy your friends, family, and loved ones!

God bless,

Peter Criss

Eric Carr - Always Remembered
November 24, 2015

Today we celebrate the life of the great Eric Carr.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family as we remember the great man, friend, and musician that will always be in our hearts.

God bless,

Peter Criss

Paris, France 11/13/2015

To the people of Paris, France, our prayers are with all of you after todays horrible events.

God bless,

Peter Criss

Happy Veterans Day

Thank you to the brave men and women who have served our country so that we can enjoy our freedoms.  Your service and sacrifice is forever appreciated and your courage will never be forgotten. We love you!

God bless,

Peter Criss

Happy Birthday Gigi Criss!
Nov. 9, 2015

I want to wish my wife Gigi a Happy Birthday.  She is my best friend in life.  I would be lost without her.  She does so much for me and others, never thinking of herself.  That's what makes Gigi a winner and I love her to death.

Love forever,

Peter

Happy Birthday, Gigi.  Have a wonderful day!
Love from everyone at PeterCriss.net

Connor Phelps

Shout out to Connor Phelps, this years recipient of the Peter Criss Man of Courage Award.  We wanted you to know that The Catman is on your side.  We are fighting this fight with you.  Love, support, and prayers to you and your family.

God bless,
Peter Criss

Happy Halloween!

Have a happy and safe Halloween!

God bless,
The Catman

Autographed Merchandise is Now Available
at PeterCriss.net!

Please visit our new shop page to purchase authentic autographed Peter Criss items.  We currently have photos, books, posters, and drum heads hand signed by The Catman himself!

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Congratulations, Bridget Asbury!!

Congratulations to our friend, Bridget Asbury, on the release of her new childrens book series, Turtle Tree Shoolhouse!  The books are written by Bridget and illustrated by her husband (and our webmaster), Ralph Asbury!!  We wish you all the best!!

Love,

Peter and Gigi Criss

Thank You DW Drums!

Thank you to everyone who came out to DW Day at Guitar Center in NYC.  It was a great event and it was a pleasure to come out see you guys.  Thank you to DW's John Good, Modern Drummer's Billy Amendola, Roger Earl, Billy Ward, and everyone at Guitar Center.  It was great to see you guys!

God bless,

The Catman

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, please stop by the Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care website and make a donation to help families who are fighting cancer.

Click Here to Make a Donation

Peter Criss Appearing at DW Day 2015
October 3, 2015

Founding KISS drummer, Peter Criss, will be appearing at Guitar Center Union Square in New York City on October 3, 2015 as a special guest for the DW Day 2015 event held by DW Drums! Come on out and see The Catman!

Click Here for Details

Never Forget 9/11

Today our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost their lives on 9/11 as well as with their
friends and families.  Your memories endure.  We will never forget.

God Bless,
The Catman

Happy Independence Day!

Have a happy and safe Independence Day!   Celebrate the independence of the greatest country in the world as well as the men and women of the armed forces who put it all on the line for us!!  Thank you to each and every one of you!

God bless,

Peter Criss

Buyer Beware!

Backstage Auctions is currently auctioning off a 14-inch Mylar Yamaha tom:

1295: KISS Fully Signed Farewell Tour Drum Head with 14" Tom Drum

This drum was originally listed on the site as having been played by Peter Criss as a practice drum during the Farewell Tour, which is not true.  The listing has since been updated, but we want to make very clear that Peter Criss never owned this drum, nor did he ever play this drum, nor did he ever give this drum to a crew member.  Peter is a DW drummer, and this is a Yamaha drum.  This drum was not attached to KISS or Peter Criss in any way on the tour.

Thank you to all the fans who are willing to spend their hard earned money to have a piece of Peter's history in their collections.  We will do anything we can to make sure that you get what you pay for and do not get ripped off!!

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!

God bless,

Peter Criss

Happy Birthday Ralph Asbury!
May 31, 2015

Happy Birthday to our friend and webmaster, Ralph Asbury!  Thank you so much for everything you do for us with the website and otherwise.  We appreciate all your help and we are happy to have you as part of our family!  We love you!

Peter & Gigi Criss

Drummer Magazine Featuring Peter Criss
Now Available!

The new issue of Drummer Magazine, featuring a brand new interview with Peter Criss, is now available!  We hope you all pick up a copy as a keepsake  because the interview is not available online! Special thank you to Bob Gruen and Len DeLessio for providing their great photos!!

Get yours now:

Drummer Magazine Website    Get a Single Issue     Order a Digital Copy

Thank You Drummer Magazine

Thank you to Drummer Magazine for including me in the latest issue.  A very special thank you to Jamie Blaine, who did a great job with the interview.  He showed a genuine interest in my drumming and our music.  God bless, Peter Criss

Click Here for a Message from the Journalist

Unedited Quotes From Drummer Magazine

It was great to feel the love and respect of my peers in the Drummer Magazine feature.  Thank you to Neil Peart, Kenny Aronoff, Gregg Bissonette, Marky Ramone, and Mike Portnoy.  The feeling is certainly mutual.  Thank you, guys!  God bless, Peter Criss

Click Here to Read the Unedited Quotes from Drummer Magazine

Memorial Day Weekend 2015

Have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend as we remember the great servicemen and women who gave their lives for us.

God Bless,

Peter Criss

BB King

We are very sad to hear about the passing of BB King.  If ever there was a king of the blues, it was BB King.  He has had unequaled influence on music and musicians.  His music has inspired its many listeners, and his playing has inspired and molded many careers.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and his many many fans around the world.

God bless,

Peter Criss

Peter Criss Featured in Drummer Magazine

We are happy to announce that the June 2015 issue of Drummer Magazine will include a great feature on the one and only Peter Criss!  Make sure you stop by your local newsstand or bookstore and pick up your copy!  This will be one of the longest features on a drummer that the magazine has ever done!

Visit Drummer Magazine Online Here

Thank You Mad Monster
Phoenix, AZ

Thank you to everyone who came out to see me at the Mad Monster Party!  Thank you to Eben and his amazing staff and volunteers for making us feel welcome, as always!  Thank you to Danny Stanton for traveling with us and helping make this another great event!

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Happy Anniversary Peter & Gigi!

May 3rd, 2015 marks the 17th Wedding Anniversary of Peter and Gigi Criss!
We at PeterCriss.net wish you many more years of happiness together!

Peter Criss on the Cover of
Living In Monmouth County Magazine

The current issue (May 2015) of Living in Monmouth County magazine features a cover story on The Catman, Peter Criss!  Inside the magazine is a great interview with Peter.

Read the Interview Here

Happy Birthday Ace Frehley
April 27, 2015

Happy Birthday to the one and only Spaceman!
All the best and many more to come!!

God bless,

Peter Criss

KISS Army is KISS Family

Last year I attended Mad Monster in Charlotte, NC.  One of the fans that came out to visit with me was a man named Rick Adkins.  He is a KISS fan, but more importantly, he is a father. He told me about his son, Trevor, who was in the Army, and was killed in Iraq.  I was heartbroken to hear his story.  Rick gave me one of Trevor's Purple Heart lapel pins to remember him by.  It blew my mind that he gave this to me.  I am truly honored.

I recently returned to Mad Monster in Charlotte...

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Peter Criss - Makeup to Break Up
Makes Modern Drummer Top Biographies

The current issue of Modern Drummer features "Essential Drummer Biographies" by Patrick Berkery.  Included in the article featuring ten biographies every drummer should read is Makeup to Break Up by the one and only Catman, Peter Criss!

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Peter Criss Leads Celebs in Fight Against Cancer

They raised money all night so cancer patients can party every day.

Peter Criss, a founding member of Kiss, and other celebs came to town to fight cancer in the Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care's 9th annual Beauty Ball, held Saturday, March 14 at the Robert J. Collins Arena on the campus of Brookdale Community College in Lincroft.

Read More at Asbury Park Press

Thank You Mad Monster
Charlotte, NC

Thank you to everyone who came out to see me at the Mad Monster Party!  Thank you to Eben and his amazing staff and volunteers for making us feel welcome!

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Happy Easter

Have a safe and happy Easter Sunday.

God Bless,

Peter Criss

Bob Burns
Nov. 24, 1950 - April 3, 2015

I am very sad to hear that original Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer, Bob Burns, has passed away.
It was a pleasure to know Bob coming up together in the 70's.

God Bless,

Peter Criss

AJ Pero
Oct. 14, 1959 - March 20, 2015

We are very sad to hear that fellow drummer, AJ Pero of Twisted Sister, has passed away.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and his bandmates at this very difficult time.  His memory will live on in his family, friends, and fans around the world.

God Bless,

Peter Criss

Peter Criss at Mad Monster

***Update!***
Visit our Appearances page for exciting updates about
Peter's appearance at Mad Monster!

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Connor Phelps Receives
Peter Criss Man of Courage Award

Congratulations Connor!

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Peter Criss Attends 2015 Beauty Ball

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Happy Valentine's Day 2015

Have a happy and safe Valentine's Day with your sweetheart!

God bless,

Peter Criss

New Appearances

Come meet The Catman at Mad Monster Party in
Charlotte and Phoenix!

Visit Our Appearances Page for Details

Happy New Year!
2015

Happy New Year to everyone around the world!
May 2015 bring joy and happiness!

God Bless,

Peter Criss

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