“People don’t talk about Ace doing his pick-tapping thing. Considering this was ’77, before Eddie Van Halen did Eruption, it's even more mind-blowing”: Eric Johnson, Nuno Bettencourt, and 40 other guitar legends share their favorite Kiss guitar moments

(from left to right) Kiss's Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley and Paul Stanley perform onstage
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It had to happen sometime, Kiss fans. We knew the proverbial End of the Road was coming, even though – partly due to the COVID-19 pandemic – it's taken the band five years to wrap things up.

Back in September 2018, when Kiss announced the End of the Road tour, saying, 'We've got time' was easy. And some über diehards, who hated the idea of letting go of their kabuki-clad heroes, hoped that Kiss – currently featuring a lineup of founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, along with longtime holdovers Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer – would change their minds, and let the good times continue to roll.

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Andrew Daly

Andrew Daly is an iced-coffee-addicted, oddball Telecaster-playing, alfredo pasta-loving journalist from Long Island, NY, who, in addition to being a contributing writer for Guitar World, scribes for Rock Candy, Bass Player, Total Guitar, and Classic Rock History. Andrew has interviewed favorites like Ace Frehley, Johnny Marr, Vito Bratta, Bruce Kulick, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Rich Robinson, and Paul Stanley, while his all-time favorite (rhythm player), Keith Richards, continues to elude him.