Episode 196, September 20, 2016. Mark Tontague joins us to discuss his book Let The Cat Out Of The Bag and his time working with KISS drummer Peter Criss.
Bassist extraordinaire Mark Montague reveals in detail his incredible musical journey, from beginnings in San Francisco to gigs galore on Hollywood's storied Sunset Strip, leading him to join forces with Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame drummer Peter Criss of KISS, and receiving a certified multi-platinum record award as a member of Five For Fighting.
Let The Cat Out Of The Bag provides an in depth look at the highs and lows of his lengthy stint with a living musical legend, highlighting the many setbacks, triumphs, tragedies, and everything in between. Mind boggling, entertaining, true anecdotes that will leave you begging for more. 124 pages filled with classic stories and rarely seen photos from Mark's personal collection, including many from his days with the band Criss.
Countless funny, true adventures cherry picked from the Tallman's career, emphasizing his years with the one and only 'Catman', and also featuring tales of jamming with original KISS guitarist and fellow touring compatriot Ace Frehley.
We also announce that all four of us from Three Sides of the Coin will be attending the NJ KISS Expo on October 9th! Tickets and details can be found online at www.NJKISSExpo.com
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Since launching in 2013 Three Sides of the Coin has been viewed or listened to over 2,000,000 times. Three Sides of the Coin has been joined by special guests including former KISS lead guitarist Bruce Kulick, Eddie Trunk, WWE Superstar and lead singer of Fozzy Chris Jericho, Angel lead guitarist Punky Meadows, Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Jason Hook, Vinnie Vincent Invasion and Slaughter lead singer Mark Slaughter, Twisted Sisterâ€™s Dee Snider, comedian Craig Gass, KISSâ€™ former business manager Chris Lendt, the Black Veil Brides' Andy Biersack, Frank Munoz associate producer for Ace Frehley's Anomaly album, award winning songwriter Adam Mitchell, Ed Kanon (Peter Criss' drum tech), Kevin Valentine (drummer on KISS' Psycho Circus album). Three Sides of the Coin was picked (October 2013) as a 'What's Hot' podcast by Apple's iTunes.
In the early '90s, Michael Brandvold launched the fifth ever website on the Internet devoted to KISS, KISS Otaku. He built, launched and maintained Kissonline.com (KISS' official web presence). He now owns Michael Brandvold Marketing, providing providing marketing services and digital strategy to musicians. Tommy Sommers spent 15 years on the record show circuit collecting, trading and selling memorabilia / Kiss merchandise. He is now a successful residential Real Estate agent in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area. Tommy has also produced a KISS song For The Oddfathers and is the owner of Rock Steady Digital Photography. Mark Cicchini, is a world renown KISS collector. KISS have used parts of Markâ€™s vast KISS collection for audio, video & print materials including their book NOTHIN TO LOSE, CD re release of the LOVE GUN album & the VH1 Ultimate Album KISS ALIVE! special as well as many other KISS projects. His wife also makes a mean meatloaf!!!
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