In a new interview with Rob’s School of Music, Bruce Kulick, who was a member of the rock band KISS from 1984 to 1996, recalled his first-ever KISS performance and made flash comments about that.

When the interviewer was asked about the issue, the guitarist said:

“My first KISS gig – my knees were literally shaking before we went on stage. I got through it, I got through 12 years of that and many, many more gigs as we all know. You accept it and that helps you deal with it. With some of my hardest gigs, oddly enough, when I know these people or another musician that I respect is in the crowd, that gets me really nervous.”

Bruce also said that it’s kind of weird and explained why he thinks like that.

“It’s kind of weird, I don’t know why, I guess they’re gonna know my emotions or they’re gonna know when I didn’t quite hit the note the way I want to hit the note because I’m a bit of a perfectionist, but live, everything is forgiven so much more – just like this interview; it’s organic, it’s going to happen.”

Watch the entire interview below.