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Am I alone in never knowing about Mark St. John’s death?

St. John in 2005
St. John in 2005

As I’m prone to do, instead of working I’m Inernetting. And that’s why, moments ago, I learned that Mark St. John, Kiss’ former guitarist, was assaulted in prison.

It’s crazy shit, dating back to 2007 and involving ratting on a drug deal, pencils, crackers, angry inmates.

You can read the whole thing here.


St. John, for the record, was one of two Kiss members to have never worn makeup. He was with the band for less than a year, never really fit in and—I believe—never much cared for the band’s music.