In tribute to former Tomorrow Show and CBS Late Late Show host Tom Snyder, who died yesterday, I present this bit of TV gold: Snyder’s infamous interview with the band KISS — who at the time were faced with the advent of disco and their own increasing irrelevance. What makes the clip so infamous? Check guitarist Ace Frehley, who apparently snorted a fifth of chivas before heading onstage. As he becomes more and more incoherent, you can see the discomfort on the faces of teetotalers Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, who must have spent the better part of the show writing Frehley’s termination letter in their heads.
Anyway, godspeed, Mr. Snyder. Everyone else, enjoy: