During a conversation with Gibson, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi looked back on when KISS opened for Black Sabbath on the “Sabotage” tour in 1975/76.
“KISS, on the other hand; I don’t know what happened there, because we didn’t sort of really get on with them.
“And I remember seeing the sign outside: ‘Black Sabbath and KISS.’ It was on this board, got those letters that you stick on, and we found the P and took the ‘K’ off, and put ‘Piss’ on it. [Laughs]
“And we used to see them at the airport and we never knew who they were because they’d have all that makeup on, we couldn’t tell if that was the crew or the band. You’re sort of looking, ‘Is that the band?’. For a while, it was a bit funny, but as time went on, it got well, got okay.”
In the past, Tony said about KISS:
“I don’t particularly like KISS. They’re not my type of band at all. Their stage show was done long before by Arthur Brown.”