KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer has revealed that after the iconic group have wrapped up their “End Of The Road” tour, he isn’t planning on being in a band anymore.
In a new interview with Vinyl Writer Music (via Ultimate Classic Rock), Tommy was discussing the release of five previously unavailable songs from his old band BLACK N’ BLUE that are finally being revealed as “The Lost Tapes” tomorrow (June 3).
The discussion of the subject led to Thayer being asked if the unreleased material finally seeing the light of day would “open the door” for future work.
Tommy responded: “After KISS, I’m not planning on being in a band anymore. Honestly, I wasn’t planning on being in a band anymore back in the mid-’90s! … Jaime [BLACK N’ BLUE singer Jaime St. James] and I will always be friends and enjoy music together, just like we’ve always done.”
Tommy played on four of BLACK N’ BLUE‘s studio albums between 1984-1988. In 1989 he began a working relationship with KISS as a contributor, co-writing and adding electro acoustic guitar on a couple of songs from KISS’s “Hot In The Shade” album.
Tommy continued to collaborate with the legendary band until he became an official member in 2002 after the band split, once again, with original guitarist Ace Frehley.
KISS‘s “End Of The Road” farewell tour launched in 2019 and is scheduled to end sometime in early 2023.