ROCKNATION ISSUE 24 BRIAN FORSYTHE KIX PAGE 19 TRACK 25 Brian Forsythe interviewed by CBLOCK for HARD80’S radio track 25. Brian talks about KIX stories and more. (This is a sample for the full interview please visit: www.hard80sradio.com) KIX was founded in 1978 in Hagerstown, Maryland as The Shooze, then changed its name to The Generators before eventually settling on KIX. They were considered one of Maryland’s top cover bands prior to their signing with Atlantic Records in 1981. Though often lumped in with bands that many consider to be glam metal or hair metal, the bands popmetal stylings on the first KIX record drew inspiration from bubblegum pop and new wave as well as hard rock. Since then KIX has been performing more and more shows at festivals, casinos and biker rallys across the country, impressing promoters and fellow musicians with their top notch and highly entertaining performances while driving home their status as one of rocks truly legendary live acts. KIX has also been in the top billing the last two years on the wildly popular Monsters of Rock Cruise. KIX has a massive cult following of fans that seem to turn up in big numbers to see them everywhere they play.