What Does Gene Simmons Of KISS Say About Early Van Halen Demos
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Gene Simmons is one of the founding members of the rock group KISS, and along the way has made a name for himself. He is the one with the credit of discovering Van Halen. He thought they had a future and produced their demo.
That demo became their first album, and some of the other songs from that session worked out into later recordings as late as "1984". Gene also hired Van Halen (Eddie and Alex) to play all the demos he wrote for "Love Gun". In this interview, Gene talks about where those demos have gone.
Here are some of the demos