Tommy Thayer was born on November 7th,
1960 and grew up in Portland, Oregon. Some of his
favorite music includes KISS,
Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, Smashing Pumpkins, Beck,
Prodigy, and the Foo Fighters.
Tommy was once a member of 1980's band Black
N Blue where he performed guitar duties.
In fact Black N Blue was an opening act
for KISS on the 1985/86
Asylum tour and they reformed to play a reunion
show in 1997.
He portrayed Space Ace in a tribute band called
Cold Gin, in the 90's. He later became much more
involved with KISS as
he's credited with production on the first volume
of the 9 pound KISStory
books, assisted in painting faces of the KISS mannequins
which were seen on the Konventions tour, directed & produced
The Second Coming DVD, as well as responsible for
the opening montage featured in the Detroit Rock
Tommy co-wrote the songs "Betrayed" "The
Street Giveth & The Street Taketh Away" from
the Hot In The Shade album and "Childhood's
End" off of Revenge.
During the big KISS reunion
tour, Tommy was chosen to be their Road Manager.
Later, Tommy was the Box-set Project Coordinator.
Tommy has filled in as the Spaceman since
2002 including the KISS concert
in Jamaica, appeared on Dick Clark's 50th Anniversary
episode of the American Bandstand television program
and when KISS appeared
on That 70's Show.
A few other KISS Kontributions
by Tommy include the production of the VH-1 special KISS Beyond
The Make-up as well as the pay per view television
program called The Last KISS.