Interview: KISS Guitarist Tommy Thayer Shares His Grail Songs and More

 |  February 24th, 2017

Last week we had the opportunity to interview guitarist Tommy Thayer, a.k.a the Spaceman, of KISS. He was talking then about his involvement in raising money for the Oregon Military Museum, named after his war-hero dad. However, we did get to ask a few questions on a more rock-and-roll tone. Here we bring you the answers to the questions our readers told us they wanted to know. ATP: If you were alone on a desert island, what 3 key songs would you bring with you?    Tommy Thayer:  “Definitely I would have a Beatles song. I am a Beatles freak; I think they are the best band of all time. Maybe, even though it’s a little dark, I think Eleanor Rigby is…

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Don’t Know What to do with that Diamond Engagement Ring after Divorce? Worthy.com Does

 |  February 22nd, 2017

Not to be a “Debbie Downer” so close on the heels of St. Valentine’s Day, but believe it or not, it is said hat in today’s world between 40 and 50 percent of married couples get divorced. Recent research from the University of Washington says that divorce rates also spike after the holidays. All of this may leave those who are splitting up wondering what to do with their diamond engagement rings.  Some women return the ring to the man, who shoves it in a drawer not knowing how to get his money back. Some women keep them and have the stones re-set, others want to get as far away from the memory as possible. For that reason, Worthy.com established an…

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A. Lange & Sohne Tourbograph Perpetual Pour Le Merite Watch Review

 |  February 22nd, 2017

Retailing for just about half a million dollars, the A. Lange & Sohne Tourbograph Perpetual Pour Le Merite watch is truly something to marvel at. The mega-complicated watch now also includes a perpetual calendar. The A. Lange & Sohne  Pour le Mérite line was first launched in 1994 and has seen a number of additions to the family since then, with each new piece more daring and innovative then the last. The first piece ever released was the Tourbillon Pour Le Merite, and it came equipped with fusée-and-chain transmission. Then, 2005 saw a new model released with the complications of the original and the addition of a chronograph with Rattrapante function. The release was the manufacturer’s most complicated watch at…

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KISS Guitarist Tommy Thayer Works with Zenith Watches on Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Thayer Limited Edition Bronze Watch

 |  February 21st, 2017

In anticipation of a big military museum fundraiser that was taking place this past weekend, KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer — known to fans around the world as the Spaceman — worked with Zenith, with the help of KISS rocker Eric Singer, on the creation of the Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Thayer Limited Edition Bronze watch honoring Thayer’s father, a decorated war hero. I spoke at great length with the Spaceman this weekend about the watch, his father and more, just 24 hours before the big fundraising event where legendary rockers like Alice Cooper, Robby Krieger of the Doors, Danny Seraphine of Chicago, and others were performing in Portland, OR. KISS also gave a rare (un-costumed) performance at the…

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All the Presidents’ Watches: From Donald J. Trump to LBJ and JFK — What They Wore

 |  February 20th, 2017

Every year on the celebrated “President’s Day” in America, we take a look at which presidents wore which watches. The thing is, with the exception of the newest president, President Donald J. Trump, that story hasn’t changed much. So, below, we give you a comprehensive look at some watches previous presidents wore, offer up a quiz about the presidents and their watches and direct you to more reading. For now, though, we thought it would be interesting to talk about the watches President Donald J. Trump wears. Despite his constant waving of arms and his stern crossing of arms — watches never really seem to poke their faces out from beneath the stiff shirt cuffs.  Rest assured, Trump is a…

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