When Lightning Strikes
by Kiss

Album: Sonic Boom (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • This cool mid-tempo tune marks lead guitarist Tommy Thayer's Kiss vocal debut. Thayer originally played Ace Frehley in a Kiss tribute band called Cold Gin, who once played at Kiss rhythm guitarist Paul Stanley's birthday party. Co-founder Gene Simmons then offered Thayer a job as his assistant and when Ace Frehley left Kiss in 2002, Thayer was the band's choice to replace him.

Comments: 1

  • Mike from Greenville, ScGene Simmons's relationship with Thayer goes back to the mid 80's when he produced a couple of the Black n Blue albums. Thayer was lead guitarist.
    The lead singer for Black n Blue, Jamie St. James was also in Cold Gin.
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