#223 – Gary DeCarlo of Steam – Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye

It’s one of the strangest stories of any #1 hit.  “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” was credited to a fictitious band called Steam, but it was actually recorded by vocalist Gary DeCarlo and some studio musicians.  But, because of some bizarre circumstances, he wasn’t able to take credit or benefit from this massive hit single.  The band never garnered enough “steam” – pardon the pun – to muster up another hit, and disappeared.  Well, the original Steam may be gone, but Gary DeCarlo is still around, and he’s released a new version of “Kiss Him Goodbye,” along with a brand new album called Long Time Comin’.  DeCarlo sets the record straight on the stories behind the hit single.