Kiss Raises $1M for Oregon Military Museum

Kiss backstage at the 2014 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony
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April 10:  Kiss band members backstage at the 2014 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony. 

The band Kiss shed the makeup and pulled out acoustic guitars to raise money for the renovation of the Oregon Military Museum.

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The Oregonian reports the $2,500-a-ticket gala Sunday night in Lake Oswego raised more than $1 million.

The museum is named for the father of lead guitarist Tommy Thayer. He is Brig. Gen. James B. Thayer, now 93, a World War II hero who liberated a Nazi death camp.

The museum is at the Oregon National Guard's Camp Withycombe in Clackamas. The renovation is expected to cost $15 million, and half has been raised.

An auction Sunday included one of Kiss member Paul Stanley's guitars, fetching $20,000.

The paper reported the band did a 14-song set, closing with an unplugged version of "Rock and Roll All Nite."


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