Saturday, November 15, 2014

Original KISS drummer to be honored at cancer event

Original KISS drummer Peter Criss will be among the honorees at this year’s Cancer Research & Treatment Fund's Hall Of Fame event in New York on November 18.

Criss was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. While working out, he noticed a lump on his chest that prompted him to visit a doctor; he was successfully treated with a lumpectomy.

For more than four decades, the Cancer Research and Treatment Fund (CR&T) has funded the world’s most promising physician-scientists, equipping them with resources to advance the treatment of various types of blood cancers including myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), leukemia, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and multiple myeloma, as well as other common cancers such as breast and lung cancer.

For more details on the organization’s Hall Of Fame event, visit

Last month, Criss was the Artist Ambassador for this year’s Hard Rock Cafe Pinktober breast cancer awareness campaign. The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame drummer and male breast cancer survivor made various press appearances to talk about his experience and help raise awareness of breast cancer in both men and women.

KISS recently released an expanded, deluxe edition of their 1977 album, “Love Gun.”

The 2CD / digital edition includes the complete original album re-mastered on the first disc, while the second features previously unreleased demos of “Plaster Caster”, “Then She Kissed Me”, “Tomorrow And Tonight” and “Much Too Soon”.

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