At an exclusive press conference held in Melbourne yesterday, KISS founding member, Peter Criss, discussed his rock n roll journey, his cancer survival, and giving up rock n roll. Criss spoke about surviving cancer and wanting to educate men about breast cancer, “Yes, men can get breast cancer too“, and help save even one life. He said, at the age of 71 he was ready to give up performing. Criss was joined on stage by longtime guitarist and friend, Mike McLaughlin, and Australian rock band Sisters Doll. He praised the brothers in Sisters Doll with whom he had been practicing that day, and said how he was happy to be “passing the candle” to such “talented“, “good, Christian” boys who didn’t need to “do drugs” to have a good time and play rock n roll.
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Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.