Drummer for the glam rock group Kiss who was nicknamed The Catman because of his performance makeup.
He studied under his idol, Gene Krupa, at the Metropole Club in New York.
He was introduced to his bandmates after receiving a call about an ad he placed in Rolling Stone seeking work as a drummer.
He married Lydia Di Leonardo in January 1970, Debra Jensen in December 1979, and then Gigi Criss in May 1998.
He was a part of the band Kiss with Paul Stanley.