Jam packed SiriusXM live show last night. Thanks to Wendy Dio for calling in and letting me premiere a song from the new Dio tribute album called This Is Your Life. It’s out April 1 and all proceeds go to RJD Cancer Fund. Also thanks to Vince Neil who called in and talked a little Motley as well as about a charity event for our mutual friend chef Kerry Simon in Vegas this Thursday. Info in the news section on my site. And also thanks to AJ, Russ and Mike of Adrenaline Mob for coming in. New album Men Of Honor sounds slamming. Also took almost two hours of calls from listeners, mostly about Kiss and the HOF and all the different sides to it. This site has become flooded with comments about this situation. I’m glad I can provide my take through the Trunk Report and also allow you guys to have a platform to post also. For the record ALL comments regardless of their position are posted here! Only comments that resort to name calling or pointless hate and bashing are not posted. I have heard from many that Kiss and their twitter accounts have been blocking people that post thoughts not in line with what they approve of in this situation, while retweeting those that do. I assure you all opinions are welcome and reflected on my platforms if I agree or not.


In the time since this news broke with my show Friday night the coverage has been incredible. Huffington Post, Daily News, NY Post, and even the lead story on Howard Stern’s news. Howard by the way called Kiss the “most irrelevant band in music history” and compared them to the 1910 Fruitgum Company. I do NOT agree with this assessment but he has the right to say it. I see all sides of this and in the end, no matter where you stand, it just sucks as fans who fought so hard to see this day happen, we won’t at least get a song from the four guys going in. But who knows, we have about 6 weeks before this all goes down so as we learn being Kiss fans, anything can happen. Many more things to still learn here. Do all of them show up? Who inducts them (hope I can reveal soon, it is a legit Kiss fan. What does the HOF do instead of performance? All star band? Video package? More as we get closer no doubt and as I can share.


Shooting a new TMS today you will see this Saturday night. After going pure metal last week with Lamb Of God, TMS goes classic rock this week! Today we shoot with Mick Jones of Foreigner, Leslie West and Lita Ford on guitar. Plus Marty Friedman from Japan on Metal Modem! Should be a fun one! I can also confirm new guests coming in our current season include Dee Snider on set and Yngwie Malmsteen playing in our last two shows! Loving all the variety in TMS in our current season. Thanks for all the amazing response. Keep watching and let’s keep growing this thing even after 5 years and more than 100 shows. Hearing from new fans every day and I appreciate it!

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  • Mike Beacom on

    I think the Kiss saga is all BULLSHIT! Why in the world would you say “fuck your fans and what they feel is the right thing to do” This is a major insult to all who has purchased their albums and memorabilia! I am willing to bet that as far as die hard American Kiss fans go, that Kiss will take a big hit in sales due to piss pore decisions made by Gene and Paul.Yes music is a business, I am a musician my self but when you start cutting throats of the people who helped make you famous (Ace and Peter) and of course the long time fans, thats when people get pissed because we all know its about the root of all evil. …GREED! With all that has went on with their decision regarding the RocknRoll Hall of Fame (Shame) I dont think anyone of their fans will ever want to waste their hard earned money on a SELLOUT band who doesnt have the balls to set aside any differences they may have between each other to please the people that put them where they are today! Open your eyes Gene and Paul , your decisions just cost you ALOT in the eyes of fans, or now what use to be your fans.A band is a family of brothers and we all have issues but regardless you set those aside to please your fans not to please your self financially! YOU ARE NOW A HAS BEEN AND DONT DESERVE TO BE IN THE HALL OF FAME OR FOR THAT MATTER, IN ANY VENUE EVER AGAIN!

  • Joe on

    Here is my opinion of this KISS/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. It is like a Tornado marrying a Hurricane. Which natural disaster will prevail. Personally I have come to the very quick conclusion that more Paul Stanley than Gene Simmons doesn’t want a damn thing to do with Ace or Peter. It is extremely upsetting to myself & I know every1 of my friends, family etc: that has invested much time & money into this band especially from the very beginning. That being said the real issue is that Gene/Paul continue their relentless attacks on Ace/Peter. Bottom line is Gene/Paul wants to totally control us fans, the music industry & obviously the RRHoF not to acknowledge Ace Frehley & Peter Criss anymore. Sorry but Their money, fame etc: has Z. E. R. O. INFLUENCE on my feelings. None whatsoever. And I wouldn’t be surprised at all (after this whole RRHoF garbage) if the implosion of the “KISS” that we know of today starts rapidly. Karma, especially “Buisness Karma” always prevails!!

  • Joe on

    Life is a very brief moment in regards to time for all of us. Personally I have had many bad bad things happen to myself in regards to my past buisness partners but thanks to good energy & spirits we all have forgiven each other & we have healthy relationships. Ace, Peter, Gene & Paul are getting up there in age. And I will say this to Gene and Paul considering their relentless aggressions towards Ace & Peter, God forbid if the Good Lord wants them you will wake up one morning & feel awefully guilty for never releasing those horrible feelings for them because through the years your anger, hatred etc: totally controlled what God has taught us to release and forget. And you both aren’t nearly on the level of God in the form of the word “Love”! Joe in The Cuse. Go Orange. Like to see Boehiem have another meltdown,…….that was funny as he’ll!

  • Biff Byfordian on

    Eddie if you look at all tours Kiss done since Eric joined 91, on all set lists they still up to today play easily 90% Ace & Peter era songs and a few from the 80’s era, i only found 2 songs in their setlist during all these years (one from “Sonic Boom” and one from “Monster”). I don’t see no real reason why Tommy and Eric should be inducted at all, and i bet all these “fans” that Gene keeps retweeting day and night (doesn’t he have anything better to do?…) doesn’t even know that all those songs they listen to is actually Ace & Peter era songs…has Tommy and Eric said anything about this whole Hall of Fame thing at all or are they locked in Paul’s basement somewhere until its time to play?

    • Ryan B. on

      Biff…………Tommy and Eric aren’t allowed to talk about anything. I think it is pretty clear that Paul and Gene have made it VERY clear Tommy and Eric would quickly be unemployed if they opened their mouths about anything that goes against the Paul/Gene narrative. Every interview I”ve ever seen with those guys is a bland, predictable, Jay Leno’ish type interview. They toe the line. Say the right thing. Never deviate from the script.

    • Biff Byfordian on

      yeah agree i get that Stepford Wives every time i see them doing interviews…

  • Steve on

    I think that Ace and Peter should get a guitar player and a bass player and have them dree up like Gene and Paul and perform at the ceremony.

    What would they say? Those guys are imposters?

    • Ed on

      That would be brilliant…. Turn the SS’s on KISS to ZZ’s and call it KIZZ Man that would be great. Do COld Gin or something kick ass like that.

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