Incidentally, Tommy Thayer would join Kiss in 2002.
Gene Simmons is the pseudonym used by Chaim Weitz while playing bass in the Kiss band. He used the alias "Reginal Von Helsing" , when playing bass and producer for "Wendy O. Williams".
Note: The photos on this page are taken from albums in my personal collection. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. Images can be zoomed in/out ( eg pinch with your fingers on a tablet or smartphone ).
"Nasty Nasty" Record Label Details: Description © Copyright ℗ Sound Copyright
"Black 'n Blue" is a hard rock band formed in 1981 in Portland, Oregon. The original line-up consisted of Jaime St. James (vocals), Jeff Warner (guitar), Tommy Thayer (guitar), Patrick Young (bass) and Pete Holmes (drums). The band is best known for their debut album "Black 'n Blue" which was released in 1984 and contained the hit singles "Chains Around Heaven" and "Hold On To 18". The band's style is often described as a blend of classic hard rock and heavy metal, influenced by bands such as AC/DC, Van Halen and KISS. Black 'n Blue continued to release albums and tour throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and their music has since become a staple of classic rock and metal radio stations.