Remember When Garth Brooks Joined Kiss on Stage?
More than two decades ago, two musical legends joined forces when Garth Brooks and rock band Kiss shared a stage. The performance was a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration that is not likely to be repeated. But with Garth, you never say never …
Brooks actually sang a Kiss song, one he recorded with the band for the Kiss My Ass: Classic Kiss Regrooved album, released in 1994. The song was “Hard Luck Woman” and their version was a splendid mix of the two genres.
Kiss appeared without makeup, so fans got to see Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and company without their signature look. Brooks kept his signature cowboy hat and tidy button-up for his stage wear — something that hasn’t changed in the years since.
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Brooks is well-versed in classic rock, often talking about his love and appreciation for men like James Taylor and Bob Seger. In fact, he cried like a baby the first time he met Taylor, but says the icon was very gracious.
KISS have not done a lot in the country music world in the years since. While other rock acts have paired with country artists for television — or even dedicated full albums to fans in country music — the hard-rockers have lived squarely within the walls of their genre. Even still this recreation of their song feels anything but forced.
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