"He was my idol. I got to talk to him and he really liked me. He gave me lessons for about six months.
He was great to take the time out to teach me. He once said to me, "You got it kid, You really got it.
I've never seen anyone who wants it so bad, so I'll take the time out to teach you."
Today when I do a drum solo I have that Drum Boogie Sound and nobody uses it.
The kids go wild but it's not original. I'm doing something that was done in 1935."
-Peter Criss for the book "World of Gene Krupa" by Mr. Bruce H. Klauber;
And also appeared in "Modern Drummer Magazine's Gene Krupa Tribute" Issue Oct/Nov/1979