Tommy Thayer

Tommy Thayer of KISS teaching 'Detroit Rock City,' other solos

The guitarist from Beaverton has been added to long list of players who share their knowledge on Gibson app.Tommy Thayer, whose roots run deep in the Portland area, has been the lead guitarist for legendary band KISS for 20 years. He continues to be active in various activities in the Portland area. A graduate of Sunset High School in Beaverton, he has long been a Pacific University trustee. Thayer, founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley and drummer Eric Singer are playing shows on their "End of the Road Tour," which Thayer talked about with the Tribune earlier this year. You can read the story here: On the side, Thayer has another endeavor. He has signed on with the Gibson guitar app to teach how to play KISS song solos. There are four solos currently being taught in the video-guided lessons: "Black Diamond," "Detroit Rock City," "Shout It Out Loud," "Psycho Circus." There are interactive lessons, songs and guides on the Gibson app. It's available to download on the Apple Store and elsewhere. {loadposition sub-article-01}
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Tommy Thayer Has No Plans for Being in a Band After Kiss

Tommy Thayer said he didn’t expect to join any other band once Kiss complete their farewell tour but admitted he thought the same thing before he became a member of the masked giants. The guitarist took Ace Frehley’s position as the Spaceman in 2002, after having been part of...

Tommy Thayer Admits He Doesn’t Want To Be In A Band After KISS

KISS members have been sharing their retirement plans once their End of the Road tour wraps up. Recently, guitarist Tommy Thayer also revealed what he is going to do with his music career. In a new interview with Vinyl Writer Music (as tipped by Ultimate Classic Rock), Thayer shared:. “After...