LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — The rock band Kiss took a break from their End of the Road World arena tour when they took the stage at the 500-capacity Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles on Monday night.
“This stage is so small, I have to leave to change my mind,” Kiss frontman Paul Stanley joked during the performance.
The intimate gig was staged in conjunction with satellite broadcaster SiriusXM as a promotional piece for Kiss’s branded Kiss Army Radio channel.
According to Rolling Stone, the rare gig attracted a spate of high profile admirers, including LL Cool J, Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins, No Doubt’s Tony Kanal and George Lopez to the Whisky, along with a legion of Kiss fans.
The show included a 70 minute set from Kiss, who played material drawn from their high water mark in the early 1980s, along with a warm-up Kiss impersonation by Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello.
During the performance, Kiss frontman Paul Stanley highlighted the importance of clubs like the Whisky to the band’s formative years.
“To be able to relive what we did once upon a time is pretty fuckin awesome,” he told the audience. “It all starts in the clubs. If you want to really make it, you don’t do it by going on a talent musical show. You go into the streets and you play for people.”