In a new interview with Become a Guitarist Today, John Corabi recalled the backstage moment with Gene Simmons when The Dead Daisies opened for KISS.
Here’s what he said (via Ultimate Guitar):
“It’s a little surreal, especially when we were with the Daisies because… other than Gene [Simmons] and Eric [Singer], I hadn’t spent a huge amount of time with like Paul [Stanley] and Tommy [Thayer]. And we went on tour and there was a couple times – I usually tell these stories when I’m on stage – there was a couple of times where it was so surreal, like right before [the show], we’re getting ready to go on.
“Gene would meander into our dressing room, fully dressed in the outfit, eight feet tall. And he would tell me some crazy, crazy joke. And I would just sit there – he would literally tell me the joke, the punchline, and then just turn around and walk out of the dressing room. And you just kind of find yourself standing there with your mouth open. That’s like, Dr. Love, God of Thunder just walked in and told me a Jew joke.
“It was it’s pretty funny, but I love those [guys]. [Gene Simmons and Eric Singer] have been so supportive throughout my career. And Paul and all of their crew guys were incredibly accommodating when we were on tour with them, nothing but props and kudos to those guys.”