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JOHN 5 Names His Top Five KISS Records

All from one era of the band.

John 5
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John 5, solo artist and guitarist for Rob Zombie, recently revealed his top five Kiss albums in an interview with Talk Toomey. John 5 purposefully avoided live albums and stuck to Peter Criss-era albums, including Criss' final record with the band Unmasked. They are:

  1. Kiss (1974)
  2. Hotter Than Hell (1974)
  3. Love Gun (1977)
  4. Dressed To Kill (1975)
  5. Unmasked (1980)

John 5 also touched on his love of '80s Kiss, crediting the band for staying relevant in the mainstream outside their first decade. It's probably worth mentioning that John 5 puts Revenge in the '80s Kiss category even though the album came out in 1992.

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"If you think about it, '80s Kiss was pretty incredible. Those songs, they're really good songs. Like Asylum and Animalized and Revenge and… all those records, they had big, big hits on those records. I think that's awesome. Good for them, you know?"

Catch John 5 on tour at one of the dates below.

w/ The Haxans

4/21 Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post [Tickets]
4/22 Garden Grove, CA – Garden Grove Amphitheater [Tickets]
4/23 Las Vegas, NV – Count's Vamp'd Rock Bar & Grill [Tickets]
4/24 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick [Tickets]
4/26 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater [Tickets]
4/28 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live (no The Haxans) [Tickets]

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w/ Fozzy

4/29 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live [Tickets]
4/30 San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box [Tickets]

w/ The Haxans

5/4 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theater [Tickets]
5/5 Joliet, IL – The Forge [Tickets]
5/6 Flint, MI – Machine Shop [Tickets]
5/7 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergel's Rhythm Grille [Tickets]
5/8 Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater [Tickets]
5/11 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance [Tickets]
5/12 New Bedford, MA – The Vault Music Hall [Tickets]
5/13 Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall [Tickets]
5/14 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground [Tickets]
5/15 Annapolis, MD – Ram's Head [Tickets]

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John 5 only

5/18 Winston-Salem, NC – The Ram Kat [Tickets]
5/20 Atlanta, GA – Vinyl [Tickets]
5/21 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville [Tickets]
7/6 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques [Tickets]
7/7 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey [Tickets]
7/8 Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace [Tickets]
7/9 New York, NY – Iridium [Tickets]
7/10 New York, NY – Iridium [Tickets]
7/11 New York, NY – Iridium [Tickets]

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