Although drummer Eric Singer was a member of Kiss for only a few years, he was present for the band's important early-'90s refocused period, when the group set their sites on becoming a true heavy metal force once more. Born Eric Messinger on May 12, 1958 in Cleveland, OH, one of the first rock concerts Eric attended as a teenager was, strangely enough, Kiss (when they played Ohio on one of their very first tours with the New York Dolls) and began learning drums around this time. Quickly becoming a powerhouse rock drummer, Eric (who changed his last name to Singer), landed temporary positions with such hard-rocking notables as Lita Ford, Gary Moore, Black Sabbath, Badlands, Alice Cooper, and perhaps most importantly, as part of Paul Stanley's 1989 solo tour of the U.S. east coast. When longtime Kiss drummer Eric Carr was stricken with ...
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