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Dreamin'

Paul Stanley, Bruce Kulick

One may very well wonder if Paul Stanley listened to Alice Cooper's "I'm Eighteen" prior to writing this song and it was hardly surprising when Alice's publishing company, Six Palms Music Corp, sued Mercury Records, Paul and co-writer Bruce Kulick. In the October 21, 1998 complaint they alleged that the song bore too much of a similarity to "I'm Eighteen" and claimed copyright infringement. The suit was settled out of court and didn't have much of an effect on the relationship between KISS and Alice, who hadn't personally had anything to do with the suit in the first place. This would be another of the songs in the large KISS catalog to get the un-credited input of another member.

Initially the band and producer were generally unimpressed with the song since it really didn't jump out of the speakers in demo form. Gene saw that it had possibilities and rearranged the piece turning it into the form recorded for the album. Gene's notes suggest that he removed the bridges and used a breakdown section as a verse while refining the melody of the verse. This, according to Bob retained all of Paul's original work but took the song from "good" to "special."

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