THE BASICS ON ERIC SINGER: REAL NAME: Eric Mensinger BIRTHDATE: May 12, 1958 BIRTHPLACE: Cleveland, OH KISS MEMBER STATUS: late 1991 - mid 1996 KISS PERSONA: None INSTRUMENTS PLAYED: Drums, Vocals, Harmonica INFLUENCES: The Beatles, Humble Pie, The Rolling Stones, Blues, Early 70's Rock MARITAL STATUS: Single CHILDREN: None SOME FACTS & TIDBITS YOU MAY OR MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT ERIC SINGER: * Eric began playing drums around the age of 10. * Growing up, Eric was a Kiss fan and saw the band play on their first tour. In fact, he got thrown out for climbing up to a section of the theatre, where he didn't belong! * Eric's first major professional drumming job was with Lita Ford in 1984. From there, he joined Black Sabbath and recorded two albums with them ("Seventh Star" and "Eternal Idol"), then he played with Gary Moore in 1988, Badlands (with former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Jake E. Lee) in 1989, and then with Alice Cooper in 1991. * Eric was a member of Paul Stanley's solo band in 1989, along with Bruce Kulick's brother Bob. * After leaving Kiss, Eric cut his hair and joined ex-Guns 'n Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke's band. * Eric's current project is a cover band called ESP (Eric Singer Project), which also includes Bruce Kulick, former Motley Crue/current Union vocalist John Corabi and former Ace Frehley bassist Karl Cochran.