are fans saying about their Paul Stanley
smashed guitar experiences?
I saw that Paul
was offering the smashed guitar experience again on this tour and
it brought back such great memories from when I did this last year
that I wanted to take a minute to share my experience.
When this was
offered last year, my husband and I knew immediately that we just
had to do it. Owning a guitar smashed by Paul on stage at the end
of a KISS show is the ultimate collectible for the ultimate fan.
From the moment I contacted the team, it was a great experience.
On the day of the show, we went backstage to meet Paul’s guitar
tech. Fran was awesome. We just hung out for a few minutes backstage,
talked, and joked a bit. Fran had the guitar with him and handed
it to my husband, joking around about how he carries guitars all
day and needed a break.
He took us up
to the suite area where we would meet Paul. Fran got us some bottled
water and we sat on a sofa waiting to meet Paul. Fran took a quick
picture of us waiting in the suite and then went to check on Paul.
We played with the guitar a bit and just talked excitedly. We had
both met Paul before but this time just seemed different. Paul was
awesome, as always. It was very relaxed and easy. We had been at
the show the night before and Paul commented about remembering us
from the night before. We talked with Paul and took a few pictures.
Then it was
time to go. We were both beyond ourselves with excitement for the
moment when Paul would smash the guitar. I can't even describe the
feeling at the end of Rock n Roll All Nite when Paul walked to the
side of the stage and we saw Fran hand him the guitar that we just
took pictures with a few hours earlier. Before Paul smashed the
guitar, he found us in the audience and pointed to us while holding
the guitar up. He kissed the guitar and then smashed it. After the
show, Paul dedicated the guitar with the inscription that my husband
requested. We met Dean after the show and went backstage to wait
for the guitar. The guitar was given to us in Paul's signature gig
bag and Fran had taped the set list from the stage to the back of
the guitar. There was even confetti stuck to it! The guitar is now
in a display case and is the centerpiece of our collection. You
can still see the imprint from Paul's make-up where he kissed the
It's such an
indescribable feeling to watch Paul Smash the guitar that you know
is going home with you! It was an amazing experience from start
to finish and I would do it again in a heartbeat. I highly recommend
this experience to anyone who wants the ultimate experience with
the ultimate collectible to take home!
Thanks to Paul and everyone on the team for this awesome opportunity!
I have to share one of
the Greatest Weekends of my Life!
A few months ago, I heard
KISS were stopping in Ft McMurray, AB much to my surprise! Then
I saw the chance to take home Paul’s Smashed Guitar!
I have been
front and center hoping to take that guitar home from every KISS show
I have been to including Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Auckland N.Z.,
and several shows in Australia. Add the chance to sit down with the
Starchild one on one and it was the opportunity of a lifetime! I debated
the cost versus the experience I’d get – for about five
minutes – then the Universe said “DO IT !!”
So, I locked it up and
spent the next month brimming with anticipation.Finally,
the day of the show came. Once there and the rest of our group were
in line and ready to secure some nice spots up front. At
about 8:30pm, we whisked through the Band M&G area and straight
to the dressing room area. I could not believe I was standing right
near the “Superman” curtain, behind which the Make-Up
Ritual happens! Francis took us into the band hospitality room and
presented us with the guitar while he went to see if Paul was ready.
About 2 minutes later…in
walks PAUL STANLEY in full costume and standing 7’ Tall. My
boys were speechless. Paul pulled up a chair and started talking
to Dylan first. Asking him what he wanted to be when he grows up
(a vet) and asking him where he got his costume. I think Dylan convinced
Paul to get his next costume online as well…! Then it was
Alex’s turn, Paul complemented him on his KISS ARMY shirt
and made him feel quite proud of his attire! Paul and the boys then
made bets with each other about how many pieces the guitar would
break into. It was agreed that 3 pieces would be the best! We then
all took some pictures with Paul and the Guitar! A highly recommended
Dylan could not wait
to see that thing gets SMASHED at the end of the show….he
sat up on my shoulders for two solid hours! When “Rock n Roll
All Nite” started…we knew it wasn’t far away.
Francis handed the Washburn to Paul…and to center stage he
went. When the time came to sacrifice that instrument, Paul gave
it one final kiss…and with a wall of fire as a background…down
in came! Paul picked up the 3 PIECES and turned to us and pointed
the neck at us “THAT’S FOR YOU”.
After the show Francis
brought over the Guitar signed “To Dale, Alex & Dylan."
it all worthwhile. I would do it again in a heartbeat…
My name is Tom
Anderson and you smashed the guitar at the Toronto, Canada concert,
September 10, 10 in my Honor. It was an absolute pleasure to meet
you 1 on 1 that day. I have been a true fan for 36 years. Meeting
the co-founder of the greatest band in the world was a dream come
true. You were a kind and gracious gentleman and I appreciated that.
Knowing that you are an accomplished artist, I thought you may appreciate
how I displayed my prized possession. It's entitled "STAR STRUCK"
and it is proudly displayed in my billiards room at my home. Thank
you for making that day one that I will remember for the rest of
has been said that you should never meet your heroes. I would like
to nominate Mr. Paul Stanley as an honourable exception to that rule.
The night I met him on which he smashed a guitar on stage at the LG
Arena in Birmingham for me is a memory that continues to thrill me,
and what better way to remember it than with the signed guitar itself
(which will soon be framed and take a place of pride over the hi-fi.)
one word - awesome."
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