Sep 15, 2014 5:28 PM

Kiss raises $1 million for Oregon military museum

The Associated Press

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) The band Kiss shed the makeup and pulled out acoustic guitars to raise money for the renovation of the Oregon Military Museum.

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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