Kiss’ Gene Simmons has been chatting about his discovery of Van Halen and the demos he produced with the band in 1976.
Rolling Stone reports: Gene Simmons Talks Lost Seventies Van Halen Demos
“While speaking with Rolling Stone about the 40th anniversary of Kiss’ Destroyer earlier this month, Gene Simmons digressed to reflect on the anniversary of some other recordings he made in 1976: his demos with Van Halen… ‘I discovered the band,’ he says. “I saw them and signed them and flew them to New York and put them in Electric Lady Studios. They were signed to my company, Man of 1,000 Faces. I produced their 24-track demo — 15 songs — which I still own.’“