November 7, 1960 (62)
Tommy Thayer is an American musician and songwriter best known as the lead guitarist for the rock bands Kiss and Black ‘n Blue. Kiss was founded by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss. After Criss and Frehley left the band, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley hired Thayer to work part-time with the band. The band was later joined by Eric Singer. Tommy Thayer eventually became a full time member of the group and continued with the band for their 1995 Worldwide Kiss Convention tour and the Kiss MTV Unplugged concert. He continued playing with the band moving forward. In 2018, Kiss announced that they would retire the band after 45 years of recorded. The band began a final rout that started in January 2019 and would run until 2023.