KISS’S TOMMY THAYER Says That Even Hardcore Metal Fans Go Bananas with ‘I Was Made for Lovin’ You’

Tommy Thayer was asked by Guitarist Magazine what he thinks of the hit “I Was Made for Lovin’ You.” Here’s what he said:

‘I Was Made for Lovin’ You’ was another risk. It was 1979, and I think Paul wanted to write a song that would work as a dance tune, too.

“And for the hardcore KISS guitar fans, it was a little bit of a left turn, but ironically it has turned out to be one of the biggest songs the band has ever done, and we play it live all the time.

“We go out and play these big European festivals in the summer. Some are heavy metal festivals, like Hellfest in Clisson, France, but these metalheads… they just go berserk; they go crazy!

“It works in the context of KISS because KISS are a band where it doesn’t go out of date. It’s timeless. We have the ability to break down those barriers and not be stuck in a certain genre or a certain bubble or something. That’s what is great about KISS.”