Former KISS Manager LARRY MAZER Looks Back On The Video For “Rise To It” – “An Homage To The Makeup Years”

Artists On Record Starring ADIKA Live! caught up with former KISS supervisor Larry Mazer to debate his tenure with the band. Mazer was introduced on board in 1989, six years into the band’s unmasked period and simply because the Hot In The Shade album was being completed. Check out the interview beneath.

Mazer: “From the day I acquired concerned in 1989, promoters would name day-after-day, ‘When are they placing the make-up on?’ So there was a observe on the file known as ‘Rise to It’, and I got here up with an thought for a video, I stated, ‘You know what? Let’s shut these individuals up.’ And I acquired them to place the make-up on within the video.

Bruce Kulick (guitar) and Eric Carr (drums) – clearly not being unique members – they had been within the outfits however they sat with their again to the cameras. You did not see their faces, however it was Gene and Paul in full make-up. We did the video, and it was not a profitable video. It type of stated to me, ‘There you go. That was yesterday. Let’s transfer ahead, creatively with new music.’ Ironically, 5 years later they did put the make-up again on, however that video for ‘Rise To It’ was type of an homage to the make-up years. That’s not what I needed to do. I needed to maintain making nice music, which I feel we did on the Revenge file (1992), of constructing an ideal KISS album.”

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