Beneath the makeup: Former Kiss drummer opens up
Peter Criss on 'Fox & Friends'
- Duration 4:58
- Date Oct 24, 2012
Peter Criss on 'Fox & Friends'
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Is -- Iraq's most iconic figures and his drumming styles of inspired musicians around the world but Peter Criss the founding drummer kids.
Has had his fair share of adversity the roller -- life -- now being documented in a memoir called.
Make up to break up my life in and out of -- And Peter joins us today awarded -- -- thank you I've got to tell you what he got one of my favorite songs of all times is bad.
And then -- -- thank -- yes it is and I wrote in 69.
We've got in kids and I wrote were gentlemen and it was really good jokes all about -- one of the guys the -- his wife kept calling her name is Rebecca.
We called it back okay when I got a Bob -- -- -- no we can't caller we have to call it bad that I just guys just doesn't visit W singer to a man.
So we change it to death and thank god it would he did that it was a do you find yourself singing that song -- -- shower what do you -- in the shower.
I don't know I like the Eagles Sele I still like to be little suddenly I always liked -- we like -- the -- What the deal with the make up is what you're trying to be Alice Cooper you're trying to be no no no no I'm looking for my Alter ego I was looking for a character.
-- -- had to pretty much do with money myself now and I love.
Cats I think they're very independent they're very cool you could be around -- more than just kind of go their own way and it's pretty much like I have it in my own my -- right you.
Kids what about half a million times yeah why.
Hopefully -- -- reading the book can be good you know I had my reasons.
And again it's in the book of why I was in and out of the billion.
You know it's always -- one thing or another book.
I am not gonna give it away you know you're not I.
I think I can reveal this in the beginning of the book I believe it's that the first chapter.
You know you left the band yes.
You've got a hundred.
Thousand dollars behind are -- To kill yourself with a 357 -- yes.
A it was -- probably the worst time in my life I would was going through divorce went through a divorce.
I was living them.
Grand life mixing -- living in Hollywood -- CBS building burned.
Wi-Fi and I owe the IRS quite a lot of money.
Just ended here -- my whole life -- my daughter who I love dearly was known them a bachelor again.
And Nixon -- -- the earthquake came.
On the Brooklyn kid.
We don't have earthquakes eloquent and and my apartment I just watched it.
Crumbled before meeting just fall apart just wrecked control the -- crystal breaking.
-- blowing up.
And I just had an argument with the just had to fight with Star Magazine.
And I was going through all that nobody thought I had a hundred grand to my name yeah that's -- ahead and I put it in his shoe box and I nailed it you know in the big behind Miami law and the half blood danced across the floor and fell.
And I all I had left was that I put in my sweats and put my money in and my my 357.
But at the point.
When I got back.
I looked at my my life it seemed like my whole life was leveled out and I want to check out and I missed a picture if not my daughter.
-- still standing through the whole rubble and there was a light on it and I said you know that's not the way I wanna go on the Catholic.
And I believe it I -- I wanna could have -- Straight and so you made a determination right there that was not gonna be today absolutely you you have lived up a full life sense I -- so now -- -- Cancer free and five years you were on this program talking about male breast cancer yes a lot of people -- never heard that before yes.
And I just got.
They just gave me a wonderful award for that forwards coming out and -- it.
I think if I didn't catch it right away -- -- Mbenga if I would've won two chemo.
Who -- -- that ha cart path had rain and went to that and -- rule is that the stuff that he goes might not have been so brave has to come out and say hey you know I -- Breast cancer and I survived but I think god -- let that energy stable low before me -- now.
I'm -- -- I -- a whole different arena and spreading the word that young man can he can get it and you know what Peter I bet you have saved a lot of people's lives and I'm told I have actually were absolutely and I did a -- Sunday it would 20000 people.
And for the first time they had signed -- -- American.
-- society put up signs that men too can get breast candidates -- I feel so proud of you that because your impact.
And of course it's all in the new book just check it out make up to break up it's a great story from a great god bless you thank you so you're -- so so much thank -- that you -- thank you.