BRISTOW, Va. -
Legendary rock band KISS played a free private concert for military service members Thursday night.
The gates opened for 2,000 U.S. servicemen and servicewomen along with their families to get the chance to watch the band perform live.
Celebrating 40 years together, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are taking KISS on the road again for a world tour that starts right here at Jiffy Lube Live Friday night.
"The greatest thing is to have our kind of success and by then, you don't do anything you don't want to. We do this because we love doing it," said Stanley.
Among the many diehard kiss fans who wear the uniform and a little makeup was U.S. Army and Iraq War veteran Robert Crespo.
"KISS is just big. It's huge you know. It's more than a rock band, more than a religion. It's like a lifestyle," he said.
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