Remember that story about Eddie Van Halen almost joining KISS? It's been out there for years, and now, KISS' Paul Stanley has put an end to those rumors.
In a fan question-and-answer session on the Kiss Kruise, Stanley said it simply wasn't true.
“No. Eddie Van Halen did not almost join Kiss,” he said. “I think there was some strife within [Van Halen] at that point, for him, and Eddie came down [to our studio] just to see what was going on. And I remember he was really blown away by the solo in 'Creatures [Of the Night]'. He said, 'Get that guy.' That guy who played the solo in 'Creatures' was a guy named Steve Farris, who was in a band called Mister Mister, who had a bunch of hits. But the guitar player was great.”