SCRAP METAL - 24 Hour Party People Page 4
by Martin Popoff
Talk of the band's legendary tour with Kiss, on which the band incredibly played their first live dates ever (Lubbock, Texas - first gig), lead Mark musing down memory lane. "That was about a solid year, and then we toured with Poison after that. But Kiss... I do not have a negative word to say about those guys. They were great. We laughed a lot and had a lot of good times. I think that, they were redefining a lot of things in their career at that point. And you know, again, music lasts a long time. And I think that, even for them, they probably weren't going, 'Hey, in 20 years we'll be doing this tune.' You don't think about that. You just wind up doing it, and it's either in you or it's not. You either love doing this or you don't love it. And those who do love it continue to do it years and years later. Ozzy Osbourne - think about Ozzy, and how long he's been doing it. He loves to do it. It's who he is. It's not like he needs the money. He just loves going out and he loves the crowd."
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