SLIPKNOT’S COREY TAYLOR ON KISS NOT PLAYING AT RRHOF INDUCTION CEREMONY: “CAN YOU JUST SET STUFF ASIDE AND DO ONE SHOW FOR THE FANS OF THE ORIGINAL LINEUP?

coreytaylor400 The Pulse Of Radio reports that Stone Sout/Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has commented on the KISS/Rock N’ Roll Hall of fame controversy.

According to blabbermouth, Corey told Radio.com, “On one hand, you’re stoked being a KISS fan, but on the other hand it’s, like, ‘Can you guys just put aside your petty issues and realize that without one another you wouldn’t have been able to do this? Can you just set stuff aside and do one show for the fans of the original lineup again? And then you never have to see each other again?'”

Taylor continued, “Without (Frehley and Criss), the other two guys wouldn’t be where they are! And that’s just me layin’ it straight! I might not ever get a kind word from anybody in that band anymore. But I think it’s petty and I think it’s ridiculous! Figure it out! Show respect, because sometimes it’s not about you, it’s about the fans.”

But Taylor admitted that band relationships can be complicated. He said, “We’re just crazy people who can’t get along sometimes… Now add fame and money and all that rock and roll craziness to it — we’re lucky we don’t eat each other in this industry!”

KISS will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame on April 10th at a ceremony at the Barclay’s center in Brooklyn, New York, alongside Nirvana and others.

Comments

  1. S.Falls \m/ says:

    Not really a Slipknot fan, but I know some of their tunes. Not really a Stone Sour fan, but I know some of their tunes. Stone Sour were just here where I live a month or so ago, one of my buds bought me a ticket.
    Well, all I have to say is: Corey Taylor kicks ass. The sound was great, he was spot on and sounded amazing. The guy has wicked talent.
    What he says here is SPOT ON AS WELL. Could not agree more.

  2. M.B.Smith says:

    Alot of KISS fans feel exactly the same way and it’s their stupid, egotistical, and narrow minded way of thinking that’s only going to bring this once great band to the point of their own demise because of it and by that time the fans who got them where they are wont want to hear their excuses or reasons because they wont care any longer.
    As a longtime fan I hope it doesn’t come to that point and they still have the opportunity to make it right, and if i get blocked for speaking my mind then so be it but it had to be said and i don’t care who knows it .

  3. Gene claimed he didn’t know who Corey Taylor was on Twitter, then he retweeted someone else saying that Corey was the singer in a GWAR cover band.
    For being in the business 40 years, he & Paul take criticism like little girls.

    • Comparing those two to little girls is an insult to little girls.

    • Go back and look at some of Gene’s comments over the last six months. He is 64 years old, and if you ask me, he is showing signs of his mind going. Most of the comments he makes anymore are maniacal at best. When referring to TMS, “I invented all the hand gestures they do.” WTF? Read his comments in the new Rolling Stone, he makes crap up. Hidden Acres is coming soon for that guy.

  4. Wait, I’m confused…it’s actually possible to be a rockstar and still act like a human being and treat others with respect and care about the fans? After weeks of Gene and Paul smearing Ace and Peter and showing how meaningless KISS fans are to them, I was starting to wonder. Anyways, sarcasm aside, I love Corey Taylor, amazing voice and he reminds me of Dave Grohl, both as guys who seem to have managed to still care about the things that should matter beyond the things that come with being a rockstar. Usually we learn from our elders, but sometimes the younger generation can teach the old dogs a thing or two.

  5. It doesn’t matter what the KISS fans of the original lineup think! KISS is now a brand! Eric Singer has been a drummer in KISS longer than Peter Criss. Bruce Kulick was in the band for almost as long as ACE. Paul and Gene own a freakin’ AFL team in LA for Christ’s sake! They’ll still get their $$$$! I’ve been a fan since ’77 and I’ll still go see them this Summer with Def Leppard. If you’re not a fan now, don’t go see them. Listen to every album from KISS to UNMASKED, even though Pete didn’t play on DYNASTY or UNMASKED except for “DIRTY LIVIN’.” There’s no denying what the original lineup meant to the band’s legacy. However, don’t discount what Paul and Gene did with the band when ACE and PETER weren’t there. Not a fan of Eric Singer singing “Beth,” or Thayer singing “Shock Me,” but I’m not crying about it. Go see KISS now, or don’t! Either way, KISS will be fine with, or without you or me!

    • T-b
      I agree. If you don’t like it don’t pay attention. News flash for people too…I love ace and peter, but Bruce Kulick, Eric Carr and Singer, and Thayer are infinitely better players. Revenge is one of their 3 best albums. Love to see them take off makeup and do a theater tour with the “NEW” guys playing non-make up era songs.

      • S.Falls \m/ says:

        Kiss is NOT a brand, it’s a band, you only think it’s a band because of Gene. PEOS.
        He can thank Ace for the LOGO of his so-called brand, and he and Paul can check themselves because without those ORIGINAL albums, there would be NO band and NO brand.
        Revenge in the top 3 Kiss albums of all time? AYFKM? On what planet?
        Good album but NOT even close to being in the top 3 of all time Kiss albums, I know it’s personal opinion but geez.
        Also, if you look at the current day setlists for their tours, ORIGINAL album tunes make up about 80% of their setlist. What’s that tell you?

    • I agree T bone and Baz and few others on this thread…yeah I’ve been there like all of us or most of us at least that like me also dig Eddie’s site,and his great contribution to keep metal and rock relevant and I’m seemingly I guess of the rare opinion that I love original Kiss..and still do..I supported that lineup,it’s tours,it’s albums and did the same with lineups that had the late wonderful Eric Carr,Vinnie Vincent,Bruce Kulick,Eric Singer,and Tommy. My tour first was Dynasty and I was mesmerized!!! Other tours including checking out the new amazing spider stage I also am mesmerized. So yeah no hate for any members and I choose to support both sides. When ace new album is out I’m there.!! Same if Peter gets next one done..heck I bought One For All. Room in my life for enjoying Boom and MONSTER and going back and enjoying my first bought with own money albums Love Gun then Rock and Roll Over. Went back and got that one next so yeah I look forward to summer tour and n June SPACE INVADER by Ace comes out and I’m on that too!!!

    • Great post…agree with everything..

    • Kiss is a brand? Pathetic. Football teams , restaurants ,miniature golf , failed coffee house, who gives a crap..!!! oh wait! the gullible fools who buy every single thing gene and Paul say

  6. I was going to see Kiss this year but now I won’t. If the ticket prices don’t keep you from going then this should. Kiss has every right to be bloody minded but so can their previous fans.

  7. StreetHustla says:

    Eddie,

    Is Elton John inducting Kiss? Brian May? Eddie Vedder?

    Also, it would be really cool if you live tweet from the induction ceremony.

  8. Luijan Ranbel says:

    This entire thing is an emotional situation… For those of us who are in their 40’s or older and grew up listening to KISS and buying albums, magazines, etc. it’s a whole lot worse because it’s not about who they are, but who they were and what we want as fans. Putting aside all the negative comments about each other, both sides make a good point as to why it’s wrong to perform one way or the other, but we as fans don’t care about how they feel. We care about how we feel and that’s it. I don’t subscribe to Gene’s opinions nor Paul’s stance on things. I don’t agree with former drug users nor alcoholics because that shows weakness, but I love KISS as it was. So taking that into consideration, Paul and Gene should screw everything they have worked on for years just to make us selfish original KISS fanatics happy… Or maybe not.

  9. When Singer & Thayer walk on with Paul & Gene, expect the Brooklyn boo birds.

  10. Sick and tired of Gene and Paul, well actually more Paul than Gene. Gene seems to be Paul’s little b*tch. I used to be a huge fan of Kiss but now I could really careless for them. It has nothing to do with the music or Eric Singer or Tommy!!! I just got tired of Them two senior citizens criticizing and putting down Ace and Peter, like their shit don’t stink!!! Paul and Gene always claim to do what they do for the fans.. Well, I think not! They should just retire already, Paul can’t even sing anymore. I am truly disappointed and embarrass for them.

  11. Ace and Peter suck these days. Ace can barely play and Peter hits as hard as hitting paper plates. And Gene and Paul both sing like shit now.Time to pack it in. KISS should have broken up in 1982.

  12. Corey is right put the crap aside the rock hall of fame said inducting the original 4 of Kiss. Us Slipknot fans aren’t too happy with Joey not being in the knot. Slipknot seem to go with their plans new album and Knotfest Japan.

  13. jason -bay area says:

    THIS IS WHAT IV BEEN SAYING FOR MONTHS I WAS TEH FIRST TO SAY THIS JUST DO ONE SHOW FOR THE FANS !!!!! I TOLD YOU EDDIE !!!!SOUND SLIKE CORY IS WITH ME !!!! BUDDY U MUST TALK WITH KISS !!
    AND STILL MAKE THSI HAPPEN!

  14. News flash Baz——Thayer FOR SURE isn’t better than Ace. And history has already proven that lol. Joe in The Cuse

  15. I began a sentimental journey ever since KISS was announced as inductees into the RRHF.
    I know everyone has an opinion…well… the FACTS are…when you go to a kiss show the most played and enduring songs are from the Ace/Peter years. Not discounting what Paul and Gene did after their departure from the band…with many talented players who do deserve credit for what they have done.
    But as a diehard fan this induction is also validation for me as a lifelong kiss fan…after all the crap I took since I was 8 years old about the band I love…but I stood my ground and defended the greatest band in the world KISS!.Now…after all we the fans have done for you guys…you can’t let “Us” the fans have our moment. 40 years has gone by and a lot has transpired…but guys…Never forget who put you on top of the world…us fans.

  16. It doesn’t matter how successful they (gene and Paul) are if they still cling to the insecurities of the past and bring up the past as a way to justify what they are doing now. It suggests to me that they are still as flawedas they always have been and haven’t grown themselves and have to project it on everyone else, including the fans. Project and deflect. Just because you make millions of dollars per minute doesn’t make you a successful human being. And that’s the argument that they offer as to why they think they are so wonderful. They really aren’t that great when one thinks of it. Great people don’t have a compulsion to put others down to make themselves look good. And sadly, All the joy that I had from the reunion back in ’96 has been reduced to bewildered disappointment – I realize now that I , as a fan, had been used in a cynical gesture to boost revenue the whole time and I have now outlived my usefulness to the brand.

  17. S.Falls \m/ says:

    Original albums. No matter what anyone says, and I think MOST Kiss fans would agree…….. none of the albums of the post Ace/Peter era have you singing along word for word on EVERY song.
    They made some solid stuff after Ace & Peter, but almost every album had some real average to LAME songs on them.
    I want to stick a fork in my eye every time I hear “Reason To Live” or “God Made Rock & Roll For You”………just YUCK!
    Crazy Nights album is a god awful nightmare.
    Revenge, Carnival, Circus, Creatures, LIU, even SB………all pretty solid. The rest?????
    Unplugged was KA! LOL

  18. It’s about time other rockstars open their mouths about this, instead of them kissing their asses like scott ian. Gene and Paul live in the past!! all they do is judge ace and peter about being drug addicts from back in 77′, not for them as they are now! If the current line up was so great why the hell does the setlist for every tour made up of 90% old songs and one new song and one from sonic boom?! please they need to just give it up now, its a nostalgia act.

    • S.Falls \m/ says:

      Speaking of setlists & tours. I am surprised the genius that Gene THINKS he is, WHY in the hell haven’t they done one of these COMPLETE ALBUM tours?
      Imagine IF they did a “DESTROYER” tour, now of course this is double-eged…….tour would SELLOUT with the CURRENT Kiss line-up, yet it’s one of their BEST albums with the ORIGINAL members. LOL
      I’ve seen Kiss 20+ times and the setlists are almost always the same. I could careless about the stage show, I wanna hear tunes that I’ve never heard live. jmo

  19. I’m not sure if Paul and Gene will be too hip on taking advice from another mask wearing band.

  20. Gene and Paul: You guys should do some kind things for your fans, especially the die hards that have been around since 73.
    1) Be nicer on twitter. stop blocking fans that care.
    2) Do a 10 min set for the fans at the RRHF. Tell Tommy and Eric to chill and watch because they weren’t there in the beginning, the FANS were. And if they are FANS, they should oblige
    3) Get Peter and Ace to sign a contract that says ” 3 songs only at RRHF” and that’s it. Set the expectation that its for the FANS.
    4) your FAN BASE will be eternally grateful of the 4 originals play. If you don’t, you will lose a lot of your loyal fans because you’re not doing the right thing by Ace and Peter and the FANS.

    Come on G&P, do it, you got “Nothing To Lose”

  21. Corey is spot on, I’ve heard the Kiss meet and greets were a let down.

  22. Joe Pensanti says:

    It’s really sad to see how bad Paul’s voice has gotten. What’s worse, he’s still taking big money every night he plays for a sub par performance. Kiss is over and has been for years. The continuance of Kiss in this fashion is deplorable and delusional.

  23. Listen guys… I can enjoy some of the non-original music as much as the next guy, but when you’re discussing the KISS legacy, there is no contest what eras are the most important. Without the original line-up everything else wouldn’t exist, and without the reunion KISS would have been dead in the 90s. The original band’s albums and tours WAY outsold the 80s non-makeup years, and the reunion years WAY outsold anything that’s been done since… so there’s no question who the vast majority of KISS fandom prefers. The fact of the matter is that KISS’ star is fading, as with so many older bands… the fact that they have to go on a package tour with Def Leppard is obvious proof that KISS’ glory days are over. And so what? The sad thing is that they could have closed out with a feel-good party for the fans, and sadly Gene and Paul have missed the obvious truth that having a fan-based Hall of Fame event would satisfy a lot of people and probably make a lot of fans much more open to the inevitable no-original lineup. But instead they’re leaving millions of fans with a bitter taste in their mouths. Every time these two jokers open their yaps and smear Ace and Peter they lose more and more fans. Clearly they are shooting themselves in the foot and two guys who should be smart enough to see that have blinders on. By the time they’re done there won’t be anyone left who gives a shit about the KISS brand! So Gene and Paul don’t like Ace and Peter anymore… who gives a shit. Shut the hell up and fake it for the fans, you idiots.

  24. Not a Slipknot fan at all but Corey Taylor is spot on here. Gene & paul are delusional to a point where it’s kind of scary.

  25. Confirmed, Tom Morello. Really? Whatever.

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