Monday, October 7, 2013

Today In KISStory - 2000

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Today In KISStory - October 7, 2000: Original KISS drummer Peter Criss destroys his drum kit at the end of the last U.S. show of the 'Farewell Tour' in Charleston, SC.

Tensions arose once again between Peter Criss and KISS. On October 7, 2000, at the end of the band's show in North Charleston, SC, Criss destroyed his drum kit on stage. Though fans thought it was part of the act, it was in reality an act of frustration on Criss' part. It was his last show on the tour, as he left over a contract dispute and was replaced by Eric Singer in 2001.

He rejoined the band in late 2002 and appeared on the KISS Symphony: Alive IV DVD and CD before departing from KISS again in March 2004. Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons had opted not to renew his contract following the 'Rocksimus Maximus Tour/World Domination Tour'. He was once again replaced by Eric Singer, who assumed the "Catman" persona.