10 Songs That Caused Huge Rifts In Bands
Kiss' first live album was the shot heard round the rock scene for these shock rockers. Virtually overnight, the band went from being this niche theatrical rock band from New York to bonafied rock superstars. However, there were several songs from the live recordings that some of the members could have done without.
For many fans, a particular highlight of the double album is "100,000 Years," whose tune goes from staggering hard rock to one of the greatest drum solos Catman Peter Criss ever played. While Peter took a lot of pride in this phenomenal solo, members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley didn't really see the point in filling the record with the entire solo section. Their reasoning was that while a drum solo may be awesome in concert, it would sound boring when pressed to vinyl.
Furious, Criss lashed out at his bandmates and even threatened to quit the band if his solo was not kept in the final mix. This outburst along with Criss's dysfunction with the other members was ultimately what led to him quitting at the end of the 70's. With much reluctance though, the band left it in, but for a moment the rock world would have been left without one of the more awe-inspiring moments of the band's masterpiece.