Tommy Thayer is an American songwriter and musician best known as the lead guitarist of the hard rock band, Kiss.
He grew up in Beaverton, Oregon, with his mother, Patricia Thayer, a violinist, and James Thayer, a US Army Veteran.
After graduating from high school, he played in many garage bands before founding the band, Black n’ Blue with Jamie St. James.
The band moved to Southern California in 1983, and later signed a worldwide contract with Geffen Records.
Black n’ Blue went on to release two studio albums, Black n’ Blue and Without Love before being dropped by Geffen in 1988.
Thayer was initially hired to work part-time on their forthcoming book, Kisstory in 1994.
He later went on to work as producer and editor of Kiss’ video and film releases.
Tommy became the band’s lead guitarist after performing on stage at a private concert in Trelawny, Jamaica in 2002.
This was also the first time that he donned the Spaceman makeup and since then, he has worked on over eight studio albums with Kiss.
As of 2018, Tommy Thayer has garnered a net worth of approximately $10 million.
Tommy along with Paul Stanley, Matt Starr, and Jason Scheff, was seen performing at a private party at Sunset Tower Hotel in L.A.