Kiss Alumni Peter Criss and Bruce Kulick Schedule Fan Expo, Trivia Event Appearances
Kiss fans in New Jersey and Las Vegas should have plenty to keep them entertained this fall, as both founding drummer Peter Criss and longtime guitarist Bruce Kulick have announced appearances at interesting events.
Criss, who is soon to release a new autobiography, has been announced as a star attraction for the New Jersey Kiss Expo, which is taking place at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, N.J. on Sept. 8. This marks Criss’ first appearance at the event in almost 20 years. According to KissAsylum, this will be one of the final opportunities to meet the drummer, as he’s decided to retire from signing and autograph events next year.
Criss is also planning a “One-on-One With the Catman” meet-and-greet, with packages including autographs, a photo with Criss, exclusive event merchandise, and a chance to talk with Criss in a private area away from the crowds and lines. Visit the event website for more info.
As for the other major Kiss-related bash, Kulick — who showed off his skills during the band’s makeup-free era — will join Aerosmith‘s Jimmy Crespo, Quiet Riot’s Paul Shortino, Slaughter’s Blas Elias, Keel’s Ron Keel and more in a trivia challenge event dubbed “Are You Smarter Than a Rock Star?”
The weekly events will be held in August and September at the Kiss By Monster Mini Golf Course every Tuesday for eight weeks. During the challenge, contestants will compete in a rock trivia contest that will consist of three, 30-minute rounds — each containing 30 rock-related questions. The first three rounds pit fans against each other, while the final round has the winner of the evening advancing to face the rock star participating that night.
The final takes place Sept. 25 at Las Vegas’ Fremont Street Experience on the 3rd Street Stage. Check the Monsterminigolf.com website for details.