KIX in the Baltimore Sun – “Decades later, Kix still uplifts rock fans”
KIX has an awesome article in The Baltimore Sun, titled “Decades Later, KIX Still Uplifts Rock Fans”. Check it out here and read the first three paragraphs below
For years, Steve Whiteman considered his old band, Kix, a forgotten relic of the ’80s hair-metal scene. Even when the quintet began playing one-off reunion shows about a decade ago, the Hagerstown native viewed the gigs as cashing in on nostalgia. The “stupid money” offered, he said, did not hurt either.
It took a trip to the Midwest in 2008 to unexpectedly change the singer’s mind. The band was in the small town of Pryor Creek, Okla., for the multiday rock ‘n’ roll festival Rocklahoma, and Whiteman arrived unsure of what to expect.
“I went there kind of reluctantly, thinking, ‘These people don’t care about us. They’re not going to know who the hell we are,’” Whiteman, 58, said recently. The thousands of screaming fans in attendance quickly told him he was wrong.