Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 12:01AM
Picture it: Dayton, Ohio, yesterday. My husband and I are driving down the road and the KISS song "Reason to Live" comes on the satellite radio. I didn't think much of it, but Eric must have been listening intently because in the middle of the song he said "This sounds more like Whitesnake than KISS." I knew he meant riff-wise, because clearly Paul Stanley and David Coverdale sound nothing alike. The more I thought about it, I decided that Eric was right. After all Whitesnake and Crazy Nights were both released in 1987. The sound is a similar product of the time - and Gene Simmons has openly admitted in the past that KISS would add power ballads to their records to get radio airplay. So, do you agree with my husband that "Reason to Live" sounds like Whitesnake? Is the song is a ripoff? Why or why not?